BCGA revision to gas misuse leaflet

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NASRC launches programme for cheaper natural refrigerants

first_imgTraditional refrigerants contain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), extremely potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) that trap thousands of times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2), and have been named the fastest-growing source of GHG emissions globally.Commercial refrigeration systems, such as those in supermarkets and grocery stores, are the leading contributor to HFC emissions, releasing over 130 million pounds of CO2 equivalent emissions annually in the US alone.Natural refrigerants – including ammonia, carbon dioxide, and hydrocarbons – are the most climate-friendly solution, but their adoption in the US has been stalled due in large part to cost barriers.“High upfront cost is the primary hurdle preventing the adoption of environmentally friendly natural refrigerants,” said Danielle Wright, Executive Director at the NASRC.“Funding support is key to bridging the gap and stimulating the economies of scale necessary to bring costs down.”New refrigerant regulations proposed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are driving a growing number of food retailers to consider natural refrigerants, making California an ideal location for the pilot of NASRC’s Aggregated Incentives Program. CARB has established an F-gas Reduction Incentive Programme for climate-friendly refrigerants, but the allocated budget will only support a few natural refrigerant projects. AIP is designed to bridge the funding gap with outside funding sources to maximise the number of natural refrigerant projects.“Our goal is to secure enough funding to make these projects possible while simplifying the experience for the retailers,” Wright continued.“We also expect the pilot to generate a tremendous amount of data that will contribute to industry knowledge about naturals, further promoting their growth.”last_img read more

Scottish Green Energy Awards to Be Held Today

first_imgScottish Green Energy Awards 2014 will kick off today in Edinburgh.Scottish Renewables will open the doors to the biggest and best celebration of the renewable energy industry in Scotland in the impressive new wing of the EICC, Edinburgh. Scottish Renewables members, guests and friends from around the world will gather for an evening of fun, entertainment and, most importantly, recognition.The principle of the evening has remained unchanged; shining a spotlight on business development, growth, investment, innovation and the future of our workforce. The opportunity to acknowledge people and organisations involved in such pioneering work at the centre of a growing, ambitious industry is what makes the event so worthwhile.[mappress mapid=”14886″]Source: Scottish Renewableslast_img read more

My digital life … Fiona Frost

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Air charter group makes appointments

first_imgDave Edwards has been appointed to the role of BACA ceo, whilst Madeleine Puzey has been promoted to the role of business and events manager. A new administration role has been created, which sees Nicki Baynes providing key support to BACA.The association says it has embarked upon an ambitious strategy to increase value to its members and to represent the air charter broking market in the aviation sector.The initial success of these developments has seen a number of projects commenced and delivered, and BACA has now created a platform from which to really drive forwards.BACA says its council is populated with volunteers, many of whom have busy day jobs. It is therefore an important step for the association to appoint executive support to help increase the pace of change.Known widely throughout the industry, Edwards is an active director and investor in Synergy Aviation, Oaklands Global, Flying Support and Web Manuals International, which he will continue to do alongside his new role at BACA. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the new role.Edwards says: “BACA is a very diverse organisation, well known for its industry networking events, but increasingly it is revisiting its roots at the heart of the air charter broking world and investing significantly in conferences, in training, in parliamentary and regulatory authority representation and working hard for the interests of its members and the larger broking community in its widest sense.”With the support of a very keen and enthusiastic council I’m really looking forward to the opportunity and challenge of using my experience, alongside my existing roles within the heart of the aviation industry, to develop our association further on its future strategy to bring added value and additional support to our members. “ read more

Solicitors in limbo as delays reported in prosecutions

first_imgHalf of solicitors facing prosecution at the tribunal are waiting more than six months for their case to be determined, new figures have revealed.Set the target of determining 70% of cases within six months of the issue of proceedings, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has met that goal in just one quarter since the start of 2015.In the last quarter of 2015, the SDT determined just 31% of cases within six months, a proportion which rose to 51% by the second quarter of 2016.In a report prepared for last month’s Legal Services Board meeting, it is revealed that since February the SDT has been monitoring the reasons for cases being delayed.The full list of reasons includes adjournments for personal service of proceedings by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, or the whereabouts of the charged person not being correctly identified by the SRA.Case management hearings have also allocated the substantive hearings outside the target period, while solicitor respondents have struggled with limited access to legal advice to help address their case.Late instruction of expert witnesses, third-party interventions, unavailability of counsel, and applications for a private hearing have also contributed to delays.A spokesperson for the SDT said: ‘The tribunal manages its cases actively, identifies obstacles to progress, and does what it reasonably can to ensure that delays within its control are kept to a minimum.‘The level of individual case management at the SDT exceeds that found at other courts and tribunals by some margin. However the needs of the parties must always be taken into account.’The SDT is now proposing to amend its target so that 60% of cases should be determined within six months.On other measures, the tribunal performs well: the average cost per court has reduced from £12,312 in the second quarter of 2015 to £9,179 in the same period this year.The tribunal issued proceedings within 10 calendar days of receipt of a complete application in every single case in the first half of this year.At the other end of proceedings, judgments are produced within seven weeks of the final determination in 98% of cases – far exceeding the 80% target.The SDT budget for 2017 will be £2.9m, a decrease of around £3,000 on the approved 2016 budget.last_img read more

RENFE freight privatisation on the way

first_imgSPAIN: Development Minister Ana Pastor announced on March 18 that an open competition would be held to select an ‘industrial partner’ to take a stake in the freight business of national operator RENFE. According to the minister, work to prepare bidding documentation was already underway.Freight is one of the four businesses that are being created under RENFE restructuring, the others being responsible for passenger operations, rolling stock maintenance and train leasing. With a fleet of both high-speed and conventional equipment, including freight locomotives and wagons, the leasing business is to be established in April, said Pastor. Rolling stock formerly operated by RENFE would be made available to new entrants to the Spanish rail market, where long-distance passenger services are to be opened up to competition. This would take place before July this year, said Pastor, as the government’s rail reform programme was nearing completion.last_img read more

UK railway news round-up

first_imgTrains began calling at the new Maghull North station on the Ormskirk branch of Merseyrail’s Northern Line on June 18, ahead of a ceremonial opening scheduled for June 22. The station features a staffed building and ticket office with passenger toilet, waiting shelters, adjacent bus stops, a 156-space car park and cycle storage. The principal contractor was Buckingham Group, and funding came from a government contribution via the Local Growth Fund, Merseytravel and contribution from the Housing & Communities Agency which previously owned the land.Charles Horton resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway on June 15. He is to remain in his post for a short period to oversee the development of a temporary timetable to address recent disruption to services.The Department for Transport is to hold a second Interoperability Brexit ‘No Deal’ stakeholder workshop on July 27. A workshop held in May provided a general overview of the objectives for legislation that is being drafted to ensure continuity of the interoperability regime in a ‘No Deal’ Brexit scenario, and the second event will discuss specific proposals in greater technical detail.EnPro undertook first in class modifications to the control circuits of a South Western Railway Class 455 EMU under a project to improve the reliability of the emergency brake delay relay and brake supply relay circuits. The FIC unit has been returned to standard configuration pending series modification of the fleet.Transport for London has awarded British Steel a two-year extension to its 2012 framework contract for the supply of rails to London Underground. The extension covers around 4 000 tonnes of rail per year, and for the first time this will include HP335 wear resistant rail and Zinoco coated rail. The National College for High Speed Rail has signed a contract to lead the provision of education and technical training at the Alstom Academy for Rail in Widnes, which is expected to train up to 500 apprentices over the next five years. Existing apprentices will continue to work for Alstom, while academy staff will transfer to NCHSR.Costain has sponsored a Rail Safety & Standards Board project to launch new guidance on fatigue, cited as a factor in around 20% of high risk rail incidents. A range of resources for RSSB members is now available on the RSSB website.Transport Focus’s latest National Rail Passenger Survey was published on June 19, covering January 15 to March 28. ‘In the middle of widespread disruption on the roads, buses and elsewhere during the recent bad weather parts of the rail industry did well to run trains at all, let alone to a timetable’, said Chief Executive Anthony Smith. ‘Inevitably, passenger satisfaction was also buffeted by the weather. However, overall, looking at this 10-week period we saw more general rail performance still under stress. A reliable railway remains the key driver of passenger satisfaction.’The Railway Industry Association has launched a Rail Fellowship Programme, designed to give parliamentarians and political influencers hands-on experience of the rail industry at RIA member sites. MPs Lilian Greenwood, Priti Patel, Alison McGovern and Luke Pollard were the first to sign up. ‘UK rail has a great narrative to tell, but too often only negative stories are reported’, said RIA CEO Darren Caplan. ‘The RIA Rail Fellowship Programme is a fantastic opportunity to communicate this positive story to parliamentarians, so they can learn about the invaluable work which goes on and see for themselves the amazing progress our industry is making on innovation, skills and exports’.Seats developed by FISA and Schoenemann Design are to be fitted to the Class 196 DMUs which CAF is to supply for use on West Midlands Trains services from mid-2020. WMT said the DMUs would offer passengers improved seat pitch, window views in all positions, a USB point or a plug socket and either a seat-back or fixed table. The cantilever design of the seats will also improve cleanliness and allow luggage to be stored underneath more easily.On June 20 the Urban Transport Group which represents large urban transport authorities, published its Rail Cities UK report setting out its vision for the future of urban rail travel. The report sets out a five point vision based on: higher density and more reliable services; use of new technologies such as tram-trains; integration with wider public transport, housing needs and local economic development; stations which act as hubs for business, housing and community purposes; and interconnected rail networks ‘which emulate those of comparative city regions in countries such as Germany’.Network Rail is to hold a supplier briefing event in July to provide details of the planned procurement of a traffic management system covering the East Coast Main Line between London King’s Cross and Doncaster South.last_img read more

Jamaica confirms another swine flu related death

first_imgPatient was 28 weeks pregnantJamaica’s Ministry of Health has confirmed another death from the Swine Flu. On Saturday, the Health Ministry confirmed that a 28 week pregnant woman died at the University Hospital on March 1.The first patient to die from the illness was an elderly woman and a medical doctor, as was previously reported. The Swine Flu also led to the death of a 49-year-old woman. According to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Winston De La Haye, the Ministry of Health just received results confirming the death of the first patient.Read more: Jamaican doctor suffering from swine flu diesThe Ministry of Health recently upgraded Swine Flue to a category one illness – meaning that within 24 hours of suspecting a case of severe acute respirator illness, medical practitioners must report it to the health authority.Since January, there have been 28 confirmed cases of H1N1 across the island. Meanwhile, as of this week, tests for the Zika Virus will be conducted at the Virology Laboratory at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus.According to De La Haye, this is a big step for Jamaica and will result in a quick turnaround time for the results. The Ministry of Health has been sending samples for testing to the Trinidad based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). To date there has only been one confirmed case of the virus in the island.last_img read more

Crichton Royal Collection Goes Digital for Access

first_imgCouncillor Andy Ferguson; Rioghnach Ahern, Wellcome Trust; Graham Roberts, Archivist AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInAccess to the collections and archives of the Crichton Royal Institution have been made easy by the completion of two projects.The Crichton Royal Institution opened as the last and greatest Scottish royal asylum in 1839. Its archive, owned by NHS Dumfries and Galloway, deposited with Dumfries and Galloway Council, is of international significance.The completion of two projects to improve public access to this marvellous collection was celebrated on recently at the Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries.Over the past 6years, more than £200,000 of funding from the Wellcome Trust has helped Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Archives Service to catalogue, conserve, preserve, then digitise the collection. The digitisation was carried out by Glasgow University’s Photographic Unit.More than 180,000 images of Crichton records can now be freely viewed online, including those of patients’ case notes up to 1914, of patient art work (the earliest examples of ‘art as therapy’ in existence), of records of the founding of the Crichton and its subsequent administration, of staff, of the patients’ journal the New Moon, of photographs and engravings and much more.The images can be viewed on the website of the Wellcome Library at or by entering Wellcome Crichton into a search engine.The original records from which the digital images were taken can be viewed by prior appointment at the Ewart Library, Dumfries, t:01387 260 285 or email launch was introduced by Councillor Andy Ferguson, chair of the Communities committee, and included short talks from Rioghnach Ahern of the Wellcome Trust and Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Archivist Graham Roberts.Councillor Ferguson said: “The Crichton Royal was a pioneering institution that was well ahead of its time when it opened. Now, its amazing archive is available to all through digitisation. This collection is a magnificent resource offering invaluable insight to the development of the treatment of mental health issues. “Councillor John Martin, vice chair of the Communities committee, said: “Being inclusive is a priority for our Council. These projects offer access worldwide. We know that 1 in 4 people will, at some time, have a mental health issue and recognition and treatment of mental health issues is vital for well being.”Representatives from Dumfries and Galloway Council, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, the Crichton Trust, the National Records of Scotland and Lothian Health Services Archive were joined by members of staff and volunteers at the event.last_img read more

The West Indies Championship games continues

first_img 205 Views   no discussions NewsRegionalSports The West Indies Championship games continues by: – January 11, 2019 Tweet Share Sharecenter_img The West Indies Championship games continues with the fourth round on January 10th  2019.The West Indies Championship comprises of ten rounds.The schedule of the rounds within which the Windward Islands (Volcanoes) cricket team will be playing is as follows:Round 4 will be between Thursday, January 10 to Sunday, January 13 where the Jaguars play against the volcanoes at the Guyana national stadium, with the start time being 9:30 am Start daily.Round 5 will begin on Thursday, January 17 and end on Sunday, January 20 the Volcanoes will play against the Scorpions at the national cricket stadium in Grenada.Round 6 will be between Thursday, January 31 to Sunday, February 3 at which the Pride will be playing the Volcanoes at the Kensington Oval.Round 7 will be from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 10 in this round the Volcanoes will play against the Hurricanes at the Windsor Park, Dominica.From Thursday, February 21 to Sunday, February 24 round 8 of the championship will be held at the Arnos vale sports complex, St. Vincent where the Volcanoes will be playing against the Pride.Volcanoes will be against the Red Force at the Arnos vale sports complex in round 9 from Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3.There will be games between the Hurricanes and the Volcanoes in round 10 from Thursday, march 7 to Sunday, March 10 at the Vivian Richards cricket ground.All games are currently being aired on Vibes Radio PowerFM station, 93.9 FM. Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

KSRM Week In Review 5/16 – 5/20

first_imgMonday 5/16 FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Borough Assembly Eliminates Funding for CARTS in FY17, Cooper Introduces Ordinance to Expedite Marijuana Licenses This Year, Legislative Committee Votes to Remove $50 BSA for Schools Thursday 5/19 Standing Room Only at First Heroin Town Hall Meeting, KNWR to Install Metal Walkways on Kenai River After Sockeye Run, Assembly Fails Motion to Turn 29 + Acres Near Seldovia into Recreational, National Survey Asks Alaskan Pilots for Input on Reporting Conditions State Legislature Called in Special Session After Failed Vote,Walker Says Alaska Needs Steady Income, KPEDD: Kenai Peninsula Benefits From Diverse Economy, First Hearing on Borough Budget Ruled by Landfill, Education, Deadline Approaching to Submit “Uniquely Alaskan” Art to Hospital Friday 5/20 Tuesday 5/17 Wednesday 5/18 Alaskan Democrats Ask for National Changes, Soldotna Counts Absentee and Question Ballots, Commission Passes, New Kenai Wells Should Help Eliminate Summer Water Conservation Notices, Flower Field Ownership Up For Discussion, Governor Signs “Dave & Busters Bill” into Law Kenai Peninsula Fire Conditions Very High, Difficult Year for Allergy Sufferers, ADF&G Reminds Alaskans and Tourists Alike: Do Not Touch Wildlife, Boys and Girls Club Seeing Increase in Homeless, Transitional Living Youthlast_img read more

Fukuhara ousted in second round of Ogimura Cup

first_imgWAKAYAMA – Ai Fukuhara crashed out in the second round of the women’s singles after a full-sets defeat to Yuka Ishigaki at the Ogimura Cup Japan Open on Saturday.Fukuhara went down 17-15, 10-12, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9 at Wakayama Big Whale and also exited the women’s doubles after the 20-year-old and partner Kasumi Ishikawa were beaten in the quarterfinals 4-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8, 12-10 by Ai Fujinuma and Mikie Taisei. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “I lost in both singles and doubles and felt mentally weak,” said Fukuhara, who was playing in only her second tournament as Ishikawa’s doubles partner.“I think we will get better once we have more matches under our belts,” said Fukuhara.Elsewhere, Sayaka Hirano and Reiko Hiura won through to the women’s doubles final with a 4-11, 11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 14-12 win over Romanian pair Daniela Doudean and Elizabeta Samara.Jun Mizutani beat Russian Alexei Smirnov 4-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9 and was joined in the men’s singles quarterfinals by compatriot Kaii Yoshida, who beat Kenta Matsudaira 11-8, 8-11, 9-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-8. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Pacific Nations Cup schedule released

Brave Blossoms, Pacific Nations Cup World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said on World Rugby’s website, “This year is of particular significance for the six countries involved, with the Pacific Nations Cup taking place some six weeks out from the commencement of RWC 2015.”“Top competition for teams is one of World Rugby’s strategic aims and the Pacific Nations Cup gives teams beneficial game time to prepare for England 2015. The PNC also provides a platform for players to showcase their talents against quality and skilled opposition.” IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Japan will open its Pacific Nations Cup campaign on July 18 against Canada in San Jose, California, the Japan Rugby Football Union and World Rugby said Friday.The Brave Blossoms will play the United States on July 24 in Sacramento in the same U.S. state, and play their third test in Pool B against Fiji in Toronto. Final placing in the six-nation field, that also includes Samoa and Tonga, will be determined Aug. 3 in Burnaby, Canada. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS read more

Amputee football sessions with Community Trust

first_imgAs a result, the club’s official charity will now be running a new amputee football session on a weekly basis at South Bristol Sports Centre.The fun and inclusive session will take place on Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm for youths and 7-8pm for adults, and is free to all participants.For more information email or

Arkansas State won’t move home game to St. Louis

first_imgST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri football team won’t be playing an “away” game in St. Louis in 2015 after all.The St. Louis Sports Commission had asked Arkansas State to move its home game in the second week of September 2015 to the city’s Busch Stadium. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( ) reports that the game will remain in Jonesboro, Arkansas, at 30,708-seat Centennial Bank Stadium.The northeast Arkansas university on Tuesday announced a $5 million athletics donation from booster Johnny Allison.Missouri last played in St. Louis at the Edward Jones Dome in 2010, the final year of a four-year neutral site deal with rival Illinois. The Tigers defeated Arkansas State 41-19 in 2013 as part of a home-and-home deal between the two universities.___Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.comlast_img read more

Vandy QB Stephen Rivers out, wearing walking boot

first_imgVanderbilt quarterback Stephen Rivers and running back Jerron Seymour are among the players not suited up for Saturday’s homecoming game against Charleston Southern.Both came out for pregame warm-ups in sweatsuits. Rivers was wearing a walking boot on his left foot. Linebacker Zach Cunningham and strong safety Oren Burks are also not dressed out.With sophomore Patton Robinette already out for a third straight game with a concussion, Vanderbilt is left with freshman Wade Freebeck as the starter and Johnny McCrary as the backup. True freshman Shawn Stankavage is the emergency third-string quarterback for the 6:30 p.m. kickoff (SportSouth) at Vanderbilt stadium.RELATED: QB Patton Robinette out unless a ‘miracle’RELATED: Vanderbilt QB carousel a ‘rollercoaster’Rivers, an LSU graduate transfer, was dressed out at Wednesday’s practice, the team’s last media availability for the week. Rivers, the younger brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, has played in three games, passing for 334 yards, no TDs and three interceptions.Vanderbilt has had three separate starting quarterbacks this season, and four have played overall. Seymour has rushed for 121 yards behind starter Ralph Webb. Kick returner/defensive back Darrius Sims is expected to mostly play offense in the game.Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. Vanderbilt quarterback Wade Freebeck tries to avoid a tackle during Saturday’s game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky.last_img read more

PM Rowley says Cricket Australia talks provided insight for ICC meeting

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says his meeting with Cricket Australia (CA) officials last week has armed him with  “valuable insight”, ahead of CARICOM’s meeting with the International Cricket Council (ICC) in November.Speaking following his return from Australia, Rowley told reporters here Tuesday that his discussions Down Under had provided him with a new perspective, one which would inform the Prime Ministerial sub-committee’s plans to overhaul the governance structure of West Indies cricket.The sub-committee, which is chaired by St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, is expected to meet with the ICC during the Twenty20 Women’s World Cup scheduled for Guyana, St Lucia and Antigua, to convey what Rowley recently labelled as the “desperate urgency” of dealing with the governance issues in West Indies cricket.“Our future is tied up not so much with talking to Cricket Australia,” Rowley explained.“That was good to get the experience and solicit their support … but the key to it is the ICC. They gave us an insight as to how they dealt with the ICC in bringing about the re-organisation of their cricket.”He continued: “I’m a member of the cricket committee of CARICOM; Prime Minister Gonsalves is the chairman. We’re trying to meet with the ICC for a sit down, for a conversation.“In London, that (meeting) was declined because of the unavailability of certain people but they indicated to us that an opportunity will arrive in November and we intend to avail ourselves of that opportunity.“… as a member of that (cricket) committee, I had valuable insight as to what went on in Australia where Australia now had cricket run by Cricket Australia.”CARICOM, the powerful regional nation grouping, is pressing Cricket West Indies (CWI) to change its governance structure in order to improve accountability and the overall management of the game.But with the regional governing body having stoutly resisted, CARICOM has pressed ahead with creating what Gonsalves has termed the “broad framework” for the “legislative approach” intended to be pursued.At the two-day Intersessional in Haiti last February, CARICOM leaders adopted legal advice which affirmed their position disputing CWI’s right to manage the “public good” of West Indies cricket.Rowley said the Australian model of governance was one which should trigger an “interesting conversation” in the Caribbean.“As a matter of fact, one of the things I discovered is that the board – Cricket Australia – how people get there and how they function and whom they represent,” he pointed out.“And it would make interesting conversation here in the West Indies as to how people get into that position in Australia, and why Australia cricket is where it is and why ours is where it is.”Rowley’s meeting with Cricket Australia formed part of an official visit to Australia where he also met with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and discussed several other matters including national security and border protection.But he said it had been necessary to also have talks with Cricket Australia in order to get a sense of how they had restructured.“I wanted to meet with Cricket Australia for the simple reason that I wanted to get a first-hand feel as to how they went about fixing their problem … and they did give us good insight and I can tell you across Australia, there is a sadness about the demise of West Indies cricket,” Rowley noted.“Every person I spoke to, and they were many, speak about the great tragedy that is the loss of West Indies cricket and they all spoke very fondly about the years of rivalry with West Indies cricket and the days when that was the pinnacle of cricket as a game.”last_img read more

Boyce joins Tennova Medical Group

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter Boyce is an experienced bariatric surgeon specializes in advanced weight loss procedures KNOXVILLE, TN. (WLAF) – Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Stephen G. Boyce, M.D., bariatric surgeon, to his new medical practice at Tennova Bariatric Surgery on the campus of Turkey Creek Medical Center. He is accepting new patients at his office at 10810 Parkside Drive, Suite 305, Knoxville. Same-week appointments are available. To schedule an appointment with  Boyce, call 865-392-3971.TOP PHOTO:  Dr. Stephen BoyceDue to his extensive training and experience,  Boyce is qualified to offer a range of proven weight loss techniques, including vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Over his 25-year medical career, he has performed thousands of weight loss surgery procedures and is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the region. Prior to joining Tennova Medical Group, Boyce was affiliated with New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery in West Knoxville.Boyce has served as medical director of the Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Turkey Creek Medical Center since 2012. He earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He also completed an internship and surgical residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School’s Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was introduced to weight loss surgery under the tutelage of one of the field’s pioneering fathers, Dr. Otto Willbanks. Boyce is board certified in surgery.“I am committed to providing advanced bariatric surgery procedures, personalized care and the tools my patients need to achieve long-term weight loss,” Boyce said. “Losing weight can be extremely difficult—and for people who have 100 pounds or more to lose it can be even more challenging. For some people, weight loss surgery may offer a solution where other methods have failed. It can be life transforming, offering individuals an opportunity to lead a more active, healthy and satisfying life.”Weight Loss Surgery at Tennova HealthcareThe Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Turkey Creek Medical Center has been evaluated and recognized for excellence by several organizations. These accreditations and designations mean Tennova’s bariatric surgery program has been evaluated for maintaining high standards and its surgical team has access to all the resources necessary for optimal patient care, including skilled and experienced bariatric nurses as well as specialized equipment and accommodations that help provide a safe and comfortable hospital stay.Awards and accreditations include:Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications – Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery/Gastric Banding – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery/Gastric Stapling – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.Tennova offers free seminars to help individuals determine if they are a candidate for weight loss surgery. The interactive session includes discussion about the program as well as questions and answers regarding care and the insurance process. To learn more or register for an in-person seminar, visit or call Boyce’s office at 865-392-3971. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/10/2019-6AM)last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Speculation over Chilwell continues

first_imgSpanish newspaper Marca has claimed that Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has rejected an offer from Chelsea because he wants to join Barcelona.Pjanic has been linked with a move as part of an exchange deal involving Jorginho.‘Mass exodus’ likely at Chelsea – StarThe Star has declared there could be a “mass exodus of players” as Chelsea look to balance the books following the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Werner from RB Leipzig for around £50m, having previously clinched a big-money deal for Ziyech.The Star suggest eight players could go in addition to Alvaro Morata, who is set to join Atletico Madrid on a permanent deal following his loan spell.There is speculation over Zouma’s future at the BridgeWillian and Pedro are tipped to leave as their contracts are expiring, while the newspaper also say Kurt Zouma could go along with Michy Batshauyi, Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri, Davide Zappacosta and Tiemoue Bakayoko.The Star also reckon Chelsea are braced for a bid from Real Madrid for N’Golo Kante and that Tottenham’s former Blues boss Jose Mourinho could be interested in Zouma if the price is right.Werner to ChelseaNewspapers have of course been covering the story of Werner’s expected move from RB Leipzig.The Germany international had been linked with Liverpool but a deal has been struck for him to move to Stamford Bridge.The Times has reported that Werner was persuaded to join after receiving regular phone calls from Frank Lampard.The Telegraph reported manager Lampard and the Blues’ technical and performance adviser Petr Cech “made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany” that helped convince Werner to sign.And The Sun declared that Chelsea’s big-money signings mean they will struggle to persuade their players to accept a pay cut the club were reportedly planning in response to football being suspended because of the coronavirus crisis.[scriptless] Manchester City are prepared to join a race to sign Ben Chilwell, the Daily Telegraph claim.The England international left-back has long been linked with a summer move to Chelsea from Leicester.AdChoices广告The Telegraph say City boss Pep Guardiola is also interested in him.It comes amid continued speculation over the player’s future.The Mirror say Leicester are under no pressure to sell and that Chilwell is wanted by four other Premier League sides as well as clubs in Italy and Spain.Meanwhile, The Guardian have reported that Chelsea have stepped up their apparent interest in Chilwell but that Leicester want at least £60m for him.The Telegraph, on the other hand, have previously suggested Chilwell is not for sale and that Leicester are ready to reject any offers.Marca claim Pjanic rejected ChelseaEmbed from Getty Images Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Spring Lake baseball squad falls short against Fremont in non-league action

first_img0 Shares Not relevant Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Shop Now ENDS IN × Other LocalSportsJournal.comThe Spring Lake baseball squad dropped its non-league game against Fremont 5-4 on Monday night.The Lakers were led offensively by Isiah Lindsey with two hits and an RBI, while David Rumptz added a hit and an RBI. Griffin Lorimer chipped in for Spring Lake with a hit and two runs scored.Spring Lake’s pitcher C.J. Saxe tossed a no decision, allowing one run on five hits while striking out three batters in 4 1/3 innings. Sports Illustrated Not relevant $0.00 Displayed poorly $22.99 ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × (3879) ENDS IN (8133) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Other Bestseller Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller $20.00$233.61 Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Other Other Other Bestseller × NBC Sports Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Ads by Amazon (32825) Report a problem This item is… (1445) ENDS IN Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive × Bestseller Share DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY × Share Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Bestseller Not relevant $14.99 DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN Displayed poorly (5153) Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Report a problem This item is… $19.38 Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Twelve Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Citru… FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… (35309) × Lemedy Women Padded Sports Bra Fitness Wo… Displayed poorly Fox Sports Go Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Mail Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Report a problem This item is… $0.00 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… (975) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 $9.99 Not relevant (832) DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAYlast_img read more

Boxing League to Resume in January

first_imgAt the end of Week 2, home team, the Lagos Bombers, gained an eight points walked over against Delta Force that could not honour their week 1 bouts on Dec 7, while Sea Warriors beat the Rocks of Abeokuta 5-3 on day two of Week 1 which was Dec 8, 2019.For Week 2 held Dec 21 and 22 in Lagos, homers, Lagos Bombers ended it 4-4 against visiting Sea Warriors on Dec 21 while the Rock of Abeokuta defeated Delta Force 4-3 on Dec 22, 2019 to bring the 2019 bouts to an end.Executive Committee member of the Nigeria boxing Federation, Mr. Osondu Ogbu (a.k.a Old Skool), who is representing the South-East on the board, said the present NBF will continue to do all within its powers to reposition Nigeria’s boxers through regular championships like the on-going Series Boxing leagueHe equally urged states to encourage their boxers to join the league which he said is aimed at reshaping the face of boxing in the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Week 3 and 4 of the Nigeria Boxing Federation Boxing League have been rescheduled to hold on January 4 and 5, 2020 at the federation’s boxing gym located within the Brai Ayenote Complex, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.Chairman of the Series Boxing League, Mr. Azania Omo-Agege who also doubles as an Executive Board member of the Nigeria Boxing Federation representing the South-South region, expressed joy on the way the entire programme has been structured to enable the boxers have the opportunity of spending both the Christmas and New Year festivities with their families and loved ones.Omo Agege stressed that the league is aimed at discovering new boxing talents for Nigeria as well as toughening the existing national champions ahead of international engagements.last_img read more

Princesses to play South Africa in 2nd Round

first_imgGhana will play South Africa in the second qualifying round of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.The Black Princesses went through the first round qualifier after defeating Namibia over both legs.Goals from Mercy Myles, Deborah Afriyie and Beatrice Sesu secured the Black Princesses a 3-0 win in Windhoek on Saturday to complete a 10 aggregate scoreline over both legs.Eight countries including Ghana from first qualifying round will be involved in the campaign be held between 30 March and 15 April 2012.Ghana will be away to the South African’s in the first leg match.The Black Princesses are chasing one of the continent’s two places in the finals to be hosted by Japan in what could be their second final after their debut in Germany 2010.last_img read more

5-year IMCA sponsor Penske Racing Shocks gives Modified, Late Model, Stock Car awards

first_imgREADING, Pa. – Drivers in three IMCA divisions are in the running for contingency awards from Penske Racing Shocks again in 2017.The Reading, Pa., manufacturer and five-year IMCA sponsor gives product certificates valued at $350, $250 and $150, respec­tively, to top three eligi­ble finishers in each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds and in both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions.Certificates in the same dollar increments will be awarded to eighth, ninth and 10th place finishers in national standings for IMCA Late Models.Modified and Stock Car drivers are required to compete with four Penske shocks, display two Penske decals on their race car and return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1.All awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the home office.More information about Penske shocks is available by calling 610 375-6180, at the website and on Facebook.“Penske returns to our contingency sign-up program to recognize and reward their loyal custom­ers in 2017,” commented IMCA Marketing Diretor Kevin Yoder. “Programs like this add depth to our sign-up offerings and give racers great options on shock packages.”last_img read more

Jazz look ahead after coming out of brutal stretch with 5-4 record

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Since December 28, the Utah Jazz have played the most consolidated part of their 2015-16 season, with nine games in less than two weeks, including their only four-games-in-five-nights stretch of the season.The fact that they’ve been able to come out of that tough stretch with a 5-4 record is remarkable. Consider that the Jazz:• Didn’t have second-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder Derrick Favors for any of those games, nor top reserve Alec Burks, out with a leg injury.• Didn’t have leading rebounder and shot-blocking starting center Rudy Gobert for the first seven of those games.• Had to start two players they picked up off waivers, Jeff Withey and Chris Johnson, for some of those games.• Lost starting guard Rodney Hood for a game and a half to an ankle injury.• Started two rookies, Raul Neto and Trey Lyles, for all of those games.The Jazz emerged from that brutal 14-day stretch with a 17-20 record, solidly in the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference standings, which equates to a playoff berth at the end of the regular season.And guess who the next two Jazz opponents happen to be? The next two teams behind them in the Western Conference standings.The Jazz, after getting two days off between games for the first time since Christmas will play Portland (16-24) Wednesday night in Portland and return to take on Sacramento (15-22) on Thursday night at Vivint Arena. Wins in those two games would give the Jazz some breathing room in their quest to make the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2012.Utah coach Quin Snyder isn’t talking about playoffs yet — playoffs?! — but he did talk about breathing after Sunday night’s win over the Lakers.“We’ll take a few breaths and maybe we’ll get some guys back before we inhale,” he said.He might have been referring to Favors, who has been “questionable” for most of the last two weeks, warming up before most games, but not ever playing. He made the trip to Los Angeles after not going on the Texas trip, and Snyder had encouraging words before Sunday’s game.When asked about the possibility of Hood and Favors playing that night, he said, “We’ll see how they’re feeling. They’re getting closer, Fave in particular.”However, Hood was the one who played, which may indicate that Favors is real close to coming back, but perhaps the Jazz decided not to bother playing him against the lowly Lakers, who were missing three players of their own Sunday night.In that game, the Jazz came out lethargic, perhaps because it was the fourth game in five nights and the second of a back-to-back and led just 15-14 after one quarter thanks to a pair of late 3-pointers by Hood and Trey Burke.Then behind reserves Withey, Burke and Chris Johnson, who combined for 15 points in the first five minutes of the second quarter, the Jazz raced out to a 33-18 lead and went into halftime up 13.The Lakers tried to make a run in the second half, but they couldn’t find the basket (32.3 percent for the game) and thanks to some key buckets by Gordon Hawyard and Neto, the Jazz hung on for the 86-74 victory.“To win the fourth in four of five is hard to do and these guys, they gutted it out,” said Snyder. “It’s a great win.”JAZZ NOTES: The Jazz will play the Lakers again Saturday night and Jazz fans will hope Kobe Bryant is back after missing Sunday’s game with a strained Achilles . . . After scoring 34 against Miami and 25 at Los Angeles, Hayward has moved up to No. 25 in the league in scoring at 19.3 points per game, the same average he had in 2014-15 . . . The Jazz are the fourth-lowest scoring team in the NBA at 96.4 ppg and tied for fourth in opponents’ points at 96.7 ppg . . . The Jazz meet the Lakers twice more after this Saturday — March 28 in Salt Lake and April 13 in Los Angeles.last_img read more

Burger King addresses elephant in the room, and it’s a cow

first_imgFILE – In this May 8, 2018, filephoto, a Jersey cow feeds in a field on the Francis Thicke organic dairy farm in Fairfield, Iowa. Burger King is announcing its work to help address a core industry challenge: the environmental impact of beef. To help tackle this environmental issue, the Burger King brand partnered with top scientists to develop and test a new diet for cows, which according to initial study results, on average reduces up to 33% of cows’ daily methane emissions. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows.The chain has rebalanced the diet of some of the cows by adding lemon grass in a bid to limit bovines contributions to climate change. By tweaking their diet, Burger King said Tuesday that it believes it can reduce a cows’ daily methane emissions by about 33%.Cows emit methane as a by-product of their digestion, and that has become a potential public relations hurdle for major burger chains.Greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector made up 9.9% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2018, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Of that amount, methane emissions from livestock (called enteric fermentation) comprised more than a quarter of the emissions from the agriculture sector.With an over-the-top social media campaig n that teeters between vulgarity and science (sprinkled with more vulgarity), Burger King is banking on the heightened awareness of climate change and its responsibility to limit its own role.According to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, about two out of three Americans say corporations have a responsibility to combat climate change. The gravitational pull of climate change is increasingly finding its way onto national political stage.Potential customers are also cutting down on the amount of meat they consume, citing both environmental and dietary concerns. Burger King and rival McDonald’s have added meat alternatives to their menus.Two years ago McDonald’s said it was taking steps to cut the greenhouse gases it emits. It tweaked the manner in which the beef in its Big Macs and Quarter Pounders was produced. The company said at the time that it expected the changes to prevent 150 million metric tons (165 million tons) of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere by 2030.Burger King worked with scientists at the Autonomous University at the State of Mexico and at the University of California, Davis to test and develop its formula of adding 100 grams of lemongrass leaves to the cows’ daily diets. Preliminary tests indicate that the lemongrass leaves help the cows release less methane as they digest their food.On Tuesday, Burger King introduced its Reduced Methane Emissions Beef Whopper, made with beef sourced from cows that emit reduced methane, in select restaurants in Miami, New York, Austin, Portland and Los Angeles, while supplies last.last_img read more

Decision for aquatic centre expansion needs to include impact on taxpayers and businesses

first_imgThe public will decide on the expansion of the aquatic centre fitness facilities that will cost $1.5 million at referendum this year, but local business owners want the community to have more information about the true impact of this cost before the vote.  The vision to expand the fitness centre that operates under the Grand Forks Recreation Commission has been in the works for 11 years. The first proposal went before council in 2000 with a price tag of only $240,000 but was rejected.  In 2010 the commission put it back on the table with new drawings and cost estimates. In April they recommended to the board of the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary that the project proceed to referendum.  Brian Johnson, owner of Flexus Body Systems, questioned the decision to proceed with the expansion at the aquatic centre. Johnson noted that financial reports on the aquatic centre show losses every year. The aquatic centre announced in March that it will be closed for six weeks this fall in order to manage their budgets.  “Usually if one wants to expand a business it’s because they’re busting at the seams,” said Johnson. “Is it really worth the cost of going to referendum for this decision? If the centre is already running at a deficit, to expand into another 3000 square foot facility, it’s going to be an ongoing cost. You take a losing situation – it might not be the best investment for the future.”  Johnson said there needs to be more information provided to the public about the actual costs of the facility and the construction and consideration given to how $1.5 million could be better used in other recreation options around the community.  “With a non-profit organization like the aquatic centre, conflict (can happen) with businesses in Grand Forks who form the tax base. We were never approached to see if we had concerns. We’ve been in competition before,” Johnson added noting the lack of community input on the project.  The existing facility is 600 square feet full of equipment, accessible only by crossing the pool deck which limits access to staff availability.  “We have a maximum capacity of maybe eight to 10 people on a good day,” explained Mackey. “We’ve been running classes of close to 20 – 25 people in that space for a number of years. A lot of the initiative for this project has come from our user groups who have expressed concern.”  Mackey said that people have had to be turned away from classes because of the restrictions on the space. The new design can hold up to 50 people in the fitness centre and another 50 in the studio a total of just under 3000 square feet. Mackey said cost estimates as of November 2010 totalled upwards of $1.5 million.  The new facility would see 32 additional hours a week of operation for the fitness facility using 46 staff hours per week. One of the spin offs would be freeing over 2000 sq ft of activity rooms in the arena that potentially could be used as a youth centre for the community, explained Mackey.  The building will include environmentally friendly designs using no fossil fuels and will see a net zero increase to carbon footprint of facility.  “There’s always the question about how it’s going to impact the private sector. The private sector is demand driven, whereas the public sector is need driven. GF Rec does not compete with Flexus, Curves or Jazzercise. We offer services to all socio-economic and demographic sectors. We do not duplicate services with them,” Mackey commented.  Grand Forks council accepted the presentation made by Mackey at their Jun. 27 meeting, and made a motion at their Jul. 18 meeting to support the referendum on the expansion question at the upcoming elections in November.last_img read more

Mazars sponsors Oughterard Pro-Am for its Second Year.

first_imgMazars are again sponsoring the very popular Pro-Am event at Oughterard Golf Course on the 29th July 2016.Eugene McMahon, Partner, Mazars has laid down the challenge to the professionals to match or beat the new course record of 63 set by the exciting young amateur member, Devin Morley.Eugene said “I cannot see any professional getting close to it, but the challenge is there to be met!”He continues, “This vent has gathered tremendous momentum since its very successful inauguration.  It brings professional golfers together with amateur golfers so there’s a great opportunity to learn from the best or perhaps try and beat them!”For those interested in taking part each group of three costs € 300 and each group will then be assigned a professional golfer.If you haven’t already booked your group, Eugene advises “contact Oughterard Golf Club on 091-552131 as places are already filling up fast.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Pictured at the recent launch of the event was L to R:  Joe Donnelly, Captain,Eugene McMahon, Partner, Mazars, Barbara Buckley, President and Derek McNamara, Resident Professional.last_img read more

Round 7: Pacquiao bleeding

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos LSU title parade draws massive crowdscenter_img LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Round 6: Pacquiao gets cut on his head after headbutt Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, left, lands a left, to Jeff Horn of Australia, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APManny Pacquiao now the one to start the action, hitting Jeff Horn with a couple of head shots.Pacquiao looking more mobile now compared to the first rounds, but Horn kicks up the aggressiveness.ADVERTISEMENT Horn connects with the uppercut and immediately shifts to his left.Another cut on Pacquiao, this time above his left eye.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Horn, literally, is smelling blood.This is the first time in so many years that Pacquiao has bled this much. View commentslast_img read more

Murty ‘to consider options’ after leaving Rangers role

first_imgThe Ibrox side have a home match against Kilmarnock on Saturday followed by away games at Aberdeen and Hibernian with plenty still to play for in the league.Rangers currently sit in third place, three points behind Aberdeen and level with Hibs but holding a superior goal difference to both.A slip to fourth place would put European football in jeopardy with a Europa League slot only confirmed if Motherwell failed to beat Celtic in the Scottish Cup final.The difference in prize money between second and fourth place finishes is around £500,000. Murty left the club on Tuesday following the 5-0 defeat to Celtic, after having been asked to serve as interim manager since October when the club sacked Pedro Caixinha.An announcement on a permanent manager has yet to be made, with Rangers having held advanced talks with Steven Gerrard about taking over at the club. Rangers have confirmed Graeme Murty has been sacked as first team boss but say he may return to his former role with the club’s academy.Murty left his role as interim manager of the first team on Tuesday morning with three games of the Premiership season left to play.Rangers thanked Murty for stepping up from his academy job to replace Pedro Caixinha and working in “difficult and challenging” circumstances and said he was considering whether to return to his previous role.The club have announced Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take charge of the first team for the remaining matches.last_img read more

Class 2A District 1 All District Team

first_imgSheldonCole McDonaldD-LB11Central Lyon/George-Little Rock – 12 BHRVDylan MillerD-LB12 CL/GLRJackson JagerD-DL12Carter Krull CL/GLRCole HoogendoornD-DB12MVP Offense & 1st Team Candidate CL/GLRKalen MeyerD-LB11 Sioux CenterMatthew BomgaarsD-DB11Central Lyon/George-Little Rock – 12 MOC-FVDalton JacobsmaD-LB12 SheldonBrian BernalD-LB11Jarrett Meyer BHRVChris Van Der BrinkD-DL12 OkobojiJaden HellD-DB11MVP Defense & 1st Team Candidate Sioux CenterEthan HooyerO-OL10 CLASS 2A DISTRICT 1 All-District 1st Team The Class 2A District 1 All District Team is out.Central Lyon/George-Little Rock had the most players on the All District team with ten. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley put nine players on the team.Sheldon Orabs on the team include Brian Bernal and Cole McDonald on the the defensive side, and Kaleb Ackerman Tyrel Lindemann, Evan Jungers, and TK Lang were on the offensive team.Offensive MVP honors went to Kole Telford of Central Lyon/George-Little Rock. Defensive MVP went to Sioux Center’s Chayce Hooyer.The Most Valuable Lineman went to CL/GLR’s Jarrett Meyer, and Special Teams MVP went to the Lions’ Carter Krull SheldonEvan JungersO-OL11 BHRVGavin DykstraD-LB12 Defensive OkobojiTyler AdamsD-DB12 Chayce Hooyer Offensive CL/GLRDylan WinkelO-OL11 Sioux CenterIsaac HooyerO-OL10 BHRVBrandon RoemelingO-OL12 CL/GLRJerry StrattonD-DL12Central Lyon/George-Little Rock – 12 BHRVCade Van ZeeO-OL12 CL/GLRAddison MetzgerD-LB12Sioux Center – 12 CL/GLRColby PostmaO-QB12 MOC-FVBreckin BomgaarsD-DL12Ass’t. Coach of the Year Keith Van Beek SCHOOLNAMEPOSITIONGRADE BHRVCody MoserD-DB12Kole Telford Sioux CenterEli HibmaO-WR11 SheldonKaleb AckermanO-QB11 BHRVAlex GodfredsenO-WR11 SCHOOLNAMEPOSITIONGRADE CL/GLRCarson PopkesO-OL12 OkobojiCain HansonD-LB12 MOC-FVMichael RudenD-DB12 Sioux CenterSam VonkO-RB12 CL/GLRBryce Vande WeerdO-OL12 BHRVJosh HeitritterO-WR12 MOC-FVChadon De HaanD-DB12 CL/GLRJosh RiibeO-OL11 Sioux CenterJack VogelD-LB12MVP Lineman & 1st Team Candidate BHRVKody NobleO-RB11 OkobojiDawson GoeckeD-LB11MVP Special Team & 1st Team Candidate Sioux CenterAdam MohningD-DL12 SheldonTyrel LindemannO-WR11 SheldonTK LangO-OL12last_img read more

Brave fall victim Shaun to return to Donegal after amazing fightback

first_imgRamelton’s Shaun Dunworth who suffered life threating injuries in Sydney at the end of July is leaving his hospital bed this weekend and will be back home in the Donegal on Tuesday evening, reports the Tirconail Tribune.It is less than eleven weeks since Shaun fell from an overpass at the Harbour Bridge on the Sunday morning of July 29th.He was rushed to intensive care in St.Vincent’s Hospital with serious head trauma and a number of other serious injuries to his face and hips. Shaun awoke from a deep coma on his 21st birthday a month after the incident as his parents Stefen and Karen kept a vigil by his bedside and he’s not looked back since then.News of his amazing recovery has reverberated with joy around Ramelton this week and while it was expected that he might be home for Christmas, there were no guarantees that would happen.His doctors have described his recovery as truly amazing. He has had to undergo gruelling surgery on a number of occasions and this week he completes his rehabilitation programme.Shaun is being discharged to his home in Ramelton and will be accompanied on the journey by his parents. One of the town’s most popular exiles, Shaun’s accident inspired the small commmunity in Ramelton to raise close to €120,000 for his recovery fund.They set up a Go FundMe page that generated over €55,000 and the big dance night in the Silver Tassie raised over €23,000.In Sydney a function run by the Irish community brought in donations to the tune of 40,000 Australian dollars while back home a range of events added to the total figure.Shaun’s aunt, Geraldine Magee has paid a heartfelt tribute to the local commmunity who rallied around the family in those dark hours from the night of July 28th when the Gardai came to the family home with the news and they huge volume of support that has been there ever since.Geraldine said it is very difficult to put into words the family’s depth of gratitude they feel towards all those who came to make donations: strangers turned up at Steve’e Café to make donations and nobody knows who they were. She has paid tribute to the event organisers, those who sold tickets: the musicians, committees and helpers and the venues involved, the Dunworth family says thank you kindly for all you’ve done for Shaun.“We are indebted the staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney who’ve looked after Shaun with such professional skills and loving care. We are thrilled that he’s coming home and somehow in our darkest hours we knew that with the support and prayers that surrounded us, Shaun would be back by Christmas. To everyone a very sincere and heartfelt thank you very much to one and all,” said Geraldine last night.Meanwhile, Pat Gibson from the BBC Eggheads show and a winner on Who wants to be a millionaire show is coming to Ramelton on this Saturday for a Table Quiz.Pat will be the quizmaster and he is also setting the questions.The evening is being organised by Regina and Thomas of Frewin House in Ramelton with all proceeds going to the Shaun Dunworth Recovery Fund. The quiz begins at 7.30pm sharp in the Town Hall. The cost is €10 person with tea and coffee afterwards. Contact Regina or Thomas on 9151246 for details Brave fall victim Shaun to return to Donegal after amazing fightback was last modified: October 12th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalfallRameltonrecoveryShaun Dunworthsydneylast_img read more

How Online Reading Habits Have Changed Over 2010

first_imgWhither RSS Readers?ReadWriteWeb’s 2010 In Review:Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2010Top 10 RSS and Syndication Technologies of 2010Best BigCo of 2010: FacebookTop Trends of 2010: App StoresMost Promising Company For 2011: SimpleGeoTop Trends of 2010: Internet TVTop 10 Startups of 2010Top Trends of 2010: PrivacyAll of these new social and mobile tools have meant a decline in the usage of RSS Readers. From a personal perspective, I have found that my usage of Google Reader has dropped and changed. I consume less content inside of Google Reader now and I mostly use it to scan for interesting news and information from niche blogs. If I find something I want to read, I’m more likely to open it in a browser window and then save to Instapaper, than read it within Google Reader. Your mileage may vary, but that has become my main use case for RSS Readers.It may be that we can just no longer cope with RSS Readers, with the information overload that Facebook, Twitter and others have only added to over the past year. That’s where filtering tools – like LazyWeb, Regator, Feedly, my6sense – have come into play in 2010. They aim to filter and personalize news for your tastes.My6Sense is a favorite of several of our writers. It’s a mobile app that filters your RSS feeds and displays an algorithmic guess at the most important news for you. ReadWriteEnterprise writer Klint Finley said that he uses My6Sense “when I’m on my phone and looking to see if there’s anything important in my feeds.” Co-editor Marshall Kirkpatrick added that My6Sense is “just like using Google Reader (they sync up) but offers recommendations based on your past reading behavior.”Tell Us How You’ve Consumed News in 2010…Consuming content has become a more social, mobile experience in 2010. Facebook and Twitter in particular have fundamentally changed the way we find and consume news. At the same time, mobile devices like Android phones and the iPad have become more widely used – leading to Flipboard, Instapaper and other innovative reading apps. It’s also undeniable that RSS Readers and start pages have declined in importance over 2010, which has created an opportunity for apps like My6Sense that better filter RSS feeds. Tomorrow, we’ll be publishing our list of the Top 10 RSS and Syndication Technologies – which will have more detail about the specific products that have caught our eye this year. In the meantime, let us know in the comments how reading on the Web has changed for you over 2010. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#2010 in Review#Features#New Media#NYT#web#Year in Review Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanuscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Meanwhile, Twitter has become the place to go to see breaking news and the very latest updates about a popular story. If for example you want to know up-to-the-minute news on Wikileaks, then Twitter is where you’ll find it. Related, powerful aggregation apps like TweetDeck and HootSuite have become the tools of choice for power users of Twitter, Facebook and other social information services.Mobile: Flipboard & InstapaperMobile apps have changed news consumption in a big way. Two apps that showcased this in 2010 were Flipboard and Instapaper.Instapaper is an app that saves web pages for reading later. But unlike older ‘web 2.0’ social bookmarking services, it doesn’t just bookmark a web page. Instapaper saves a copy of the content so it can be read later, offline if need be, within the app. I use Instapaper frequently and one benefit has been that I’m able to read content in a more relaxed state – on my iPad in the evenings while spread out on my sofa, or in a cafe on my iPhone.Flipboard is a magazine-like reading application built specifically for the iPad. My Co-editor at ReadWriteWeb, Marshall Kirkpatrick, is a big fan. He creates content lists on and then subscribes to them in Flipboard (Marshall will elaborate on his methods in an upcoming post).The main point here is that Web reading has moved away from the PC and onto mobile devices, which is changing the way we find, consume and organize our reading. Apps like Instapaper and Flipboard also place a big emphasis on sharing things. For example, I have gotten into the habit of tweeting links to articles that I enjoyed reading in Instapaper. Related Posts One of the more subtle trends of 2010 has been the way that our reading habits have changed, due to a convergence of other Web trends: mobile apps, real-time Web (mostly Twitter), and social networking as a way to track news (mostly Facebook). In the previous era of the Web, the so-called Web 2.0, RSS Readers and start pages were all the rage. Over 2010, though, more people used tools like Twitter, Facebook, Instapaper, Flipboard, LazyWeb, Feedly and TweetDeck, to track news.Nowadays I’m more likely to find stories to read via a vertical aggregator (the media-focused Mediagazer is my current favorite) and save them to Instapaper for later reading via my iPhone or iPad. I still use Google Reader, but in all honesty I now use it more to scan than to read.Facebook & TwitterFacebook has continued to expand beyond its original social networking purpose over 2010, including enabling people to track news and information of interest to them. In September, Facebook added a news search, by surfacing widely “liked” news stories from independent media organizations in its basic search bar.last_img read more

Brazilian Blogger Assasinated: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#NYT#TWiOT#web Brazilian blogger murdered. 36-year-old Brazilian blogger Ednaldo Figueira was shot down in the streets of his home town, Serra do Mel. After receiving death threats, Figueira was shot six times on June 15 by gunmen on motorcycles outside his workplace. In addition to being a blogger, he was a newspaper editor and an official in a trade union. This is the second time a blogger has been murdered by his government or, in Figueira’s case most likely organized crime figures attached to the government.Bahraini blogger gets life sentence. One blogger in the Gulf country of Bahrain has been sentenced to life in prison while another has received 15 yearsThe life sentence is the longest sentence a blogger has ever received. Blogger Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace was one of eight imprisoned Bahrainis to receive life sentences. Al-Singace. Another blogger, Ali Abdulemam, was given 15 years after being tried in absentia. Chinese artist and digital native released but muzzled. China’s best known artist, Ai Weiwei, has been stuck away in a Chinese jail since his arrest in early April. He was released last Friday but has remained completely silent regarding his detention, no doubt a result of the terms of his release. But why arrest Ai in the first place? He is an artist, free speech advocate and architect of global standing. Although he had never had a solo show in China, he designed the celebrated “Birds Nest” stadium that was the center of the Beijing Olympics. He allegedly had plans to relocate to Germany, where he had set up a studio. So, he is high-profile and has a big mouth, which he knows how to use. But his arrest was hardly the exception to the rule. At least 129 more people remain locked up in the latest spate of government detentions. Chinese blogger harassed in advance of her husband’s release. Zeng Jinyang has been bothered by Chinese security, and possibly placed under house arrest, in advance of her husband’s release after a three-and-a-half year prison term. Her husband, Hu Jia, is also a well-known blogger and environmental and AIDS activist. Zeng tweeted about being harassed by eight men when she disembarked in Beijing, where her husband will be released. “As I was getting off the plane, eight people came and took me away, they even took my luggage.” and “I think this is how life is going to be after [Hu Jia is released].”A third tweet, hours later, was so different in tone it made some suspicious. “I have just got home. I am going to cook tofu and tomatoes. I don’t know if it will be good. I saw Hu Jia today. I asked him if he was taking care of himself. There is still time for that. Media friends, my apologies and thank you for your concern.”Chile monitoring social networks. It’s not unusual to use “open source” methods for intelligence gathering. But doing so against the Chilean people itself has proven wildly unpopular for the users of social networks. Brand Metrics, a social media measuring company, “will be responsible for alerting authorities when there are ‘significant changes’ in people’s views on a topic, according to the government bid.”Apple removes ThirdIntifada app from store. Apple doesn’t exactly have a high bar to removal of apps from its store, as their (temporary) ban of Ulysses proves tidily. Whether this was warranted or not I’ll leave to you. It breached their TOS, according to Apple, by allegedly promoting violence. LulzSec disbands, rebands. LulzSec, the attention-grabbing hacking collective announced its end, or perhaps a transmogrification. AntiSec, which seems to be the successor group, in conjunction with Anonymous, is already hacking away. WordPress Blocked in Central Asia. WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg said on his blog, “As far as I know we’ve had no contact with KazakhTelecom. Typically this happens when they don’t like something a blog is saying, so they block or degrade service for everybody.” This is a common reaction to “offensive material” by many countries, who will wind up blocking the whole of, say, Facebook out of fear of one account, as happened last year in Saudi Arabia and as Pakistan is currently in the process of doing.China’s cloud districts censorship-free, for foreigners.The city of Chongqing will be the first in China to see the debut of a “cloud district.” Users within the district can access the Internet outside of the traditional Chinese censorship regime. This has upset many Chinese.Malaysia trying blogger for defamation. According to Article 19’s Dr Agnes Callamard, “Charles Hector is being sued for defamation at the High Court of Malaya in Shah Alam by the Malaysian subsidiary of Asahi Kosei Japan Co. Ltd, a Japanese electronics company. The defamation case centres around articles Hector posted on his blog in which he raises his concerns about the companies’ treatment of 31 Myanmar migrant workers. His findings were based on research he carried out.” How the laws in questions are interpreted by the court could deal a serious blow to bloggers’ free speech. Pakistan increases filtering. According to OpenNet Initiative, “Mobilink, one of the leading telecommunications companies in Pakistan, is now requiring that all users add proxy port 3128 in order to browse the Internet. As a result of this development, Mobilink users are unable to search for several politically sensitive keywords, including the name of the country’s president, Asif Ali Zardari.”Zeng photo via Wikipedia Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Apple’s anti-tracking tool restricts Facebook’s ability to follow people around the web

first_img Posted on 10th October 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingApple’s anti-tracking tool restricts Facebook’s ability to follow people around the web Two years ago, Facebook began using the ubiquitous “like” buttons that publishers put on their sites to track people’s web browsing and use that information to target ads on and off the social network. Now, Facebook may find it harder to follow people around the web.The Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature that Apple has added to its Safari web browser on desktop and mobile can disable Facebook’s ability to track people who visit third-party websites that feature Facebook’s Social Plugins, such as its “like” and “share” buttons, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed on Monday.Since 2015, every time a person loads a page on a site that features one of Facebook’s Social Plugins, Facebook would receive information from the site about the visitor, “like the person’s user ID, the website they’re visiting, the date and time, and other browser-related info,” according to Facebook’s developer documentation. But Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention — which is enabled by default when people upgrade to Safari’s latest version on mobile and desktop — can deactivate Facebook’s plugins and prevent them from sending this data when they visit a site via Safari.Now, if a person has not visited Facebook’s own site within the last 24 hours, Facebook’s Social Plugins will be disabled on others’ sites until the person completes “an additional confirmation screen in order to use Facebook’s Social Plugins such as Like, Comment or Share,” according to a Facebook blog post published last week. And if that person has not visited Facebook’s site in the past 30 days, they will need to log into their Facebook account through Safari for the Social Plugins to be reactivated.It’s unclear how much of an effect Apple’s move will have on Facebook, given the massive number of people who use the social network every day. But it will certainly have a greater impact on Facebook’s mobile business than desktop. Mobile is Facebook’s primary source of traffic and ad revenue, and mobile is where Safari has meaningful market share on iPhones and iPads.While is the third most-popular site on the web, according web analytics service Alexa, Facebook does not disclose its web traffic numbers nor what percentage of that web traffic comes from desktop versus mobile browsers. The company also no longer discloses its mobile user numbers and has never reported what percentage of its daily mobile users access their Facebook accounts via its site versus its app. But it’s likely that the app is the primary access point on mobile for most daily users — it is consistently ranked among the top downloads, according to app analytics firm App Annie. If that is the case, then Facebook’s ability to track the sites people visit on their primary devices could affect its ability to target ads based on web-browsing data.Intelligent Tracking Prevention could also impair publishers’ and brands’ abilities to get people, especially mobile visitors, to share their sites’ content on Facebook. While “an additional confirmation” screen may not sound like it requires much extra effort for a person to like or share something, any extra step can create an opportunity for a person to rethink whether they want to like or share something. And if a person has to go through the full process of logging into Facebook’s site (if it’s been more than 30 days since doing so), then that could further curtail sites’ social interactions.From our sponsors: Apple’s anti-tracking tool restricts Facebook’s ability to follow people around the web Apple’s anti-tracking tool restricts Facebook’s ability to follow people around the webYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

Mizzou investigating reported financial aid loophole

first_img(AP) – A spokesman for the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia says the school has identified fewer than 10 students whose parents may have taken advantage of a financial aid loophole.At issue is a practice of wealthy parents transferring guardianship of their children to friends or relatives to make it appear they came from poorer backgrounds, making them eligible for more financial aid. The U.S. Education Department is being urged to make changes to close the loophole, which first came to light in Illinois.University of Missouri spokesman Christian Basi says the school will pull the funding it provides based on need and notify federal authorities if the determination is made that guardianship changes were done solely to take advantage of financial aid.Basi says no one will be kicked out of school but added that the university is “extremely disappointed.”(This story was last updated at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday.)last_img read more

India Eyes 10-Year Ban on GM Field Trials

first_img HYDERABAD, INDIA—A court-appointed scientific panel on 17 October has come down heavy on genetically modified (GM) foods. It is calling for a 10-year moratorium on field trials of any GM food crop as well as nonfood crops such as cotton equipped to produce an insect-killing toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). A decade, the panel said, “is a reasonable length of time” to strengthen India’s regulatory regime and develop “a cadre of experts in areas of relevance to food safety evaluation, environmental impact assessment etc.” The recommendations delivered to India’s Supreme Court are not binding. The court has not yet scheduled a hearing on the report, after which it could issue a directive compelling the government to implement a ban. In the meantime, biotech leaders hope to rally public opinion behind GM crops. “The scientific community should now stand up and tell the people of India, ‘Please take responsibility,’ ” says Maharaj Kishan Bhan, a vaccine specialist and secretary of the Department of Biotechnology in New Delhi. The call for a ban clashes with a report last week from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s scientific advisory council, which hailed genetic modification as a transformational technology that has paid dividends for agriculture and health. “The current debate, unfortunately, is demoralizing and isolating our scientists,” says council chair C. N. R. Rao, a chemist at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore. 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One success story scientists say is Bt cotton, which now accounts for 93% of the total crop sown in India. Food crops have not fared so well. In 2010, the government halted plans to commercialize Bt brinjal, a kind of eggplant. Then in August, a panel appointed by India’s Parliament stated that field trials of GM crops “under any garb should be discontinued forthwith” and that all R&D should “only be done in strict containment.” As a result, Parliament is now mulling the creation of a national Biotechnology Regulatory Authority to serve as a GM watchdog. Some scientists fear the latest report will strengthen the hand of GM opponents. In May, the Supreme Court of India appointed the six-member panel of scientists to offer advice in an ongoing case in which anti-GM activist Aruna Rodrigues and others have challenged the introduction of GM crops in India. Among the panel’s recommendations are calls for more rigorous “intergeneration” animal feeding studies, a halt on trials conducted outside public institutes, and the removal of advisers with conflicts of interest from regulatory bodies. Bhan hopes the Supreme Court will not send the wrong message at a time when GM research, he argues, should be stepped up to meet challenges to food productivity posed by climate change and a rising population. Down the road, he says, “scientists should not be blamed for not being sensitive for meeting the future food security needs of the country.” U.S. Department of Agriculture Growing dispute. An Indian advisory panel has called for a decadelong moratorium on field trials of genetically modified plants, including cotton (above) and food crops.last_img read more

Corporates, Rajasthan govt paid Lalit Modi’s charter bills

first_imgThe investigation of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has revealed that charter bills of Bombardier Challeger 300 aircraft – used mostly by Lalit Modi with his family and friends, were paid by corporate companies from its pocket.Even the Government of Rajasthan was not spared. Out of three charter bills – used by Vasundhara Raje and others – one was paid by the Rajasthan Government and two remained outstanding.Exclusive copy of DRI’s showcause notice with, expose how on the instruction of Lalit Modi, the corporates/individuals and the government were paying the charter bills for the usage of Lalit Modi and his aircraft.Based on the passenger manifest and bills raised by GWPL, it appears that out of its total flying of 792 hours 50 minutes -a) 125 hours 45 minutes (16 pc) have been utilised for self use of Modi, his family members and friends and billed to Lalit Modi,b) 553 hours 10 minutes (70 pc) have been utilised for self use of Lalit Modi, his family members and friends, but billed to others,andc) 113 hours and 55 minutes (14 pc) have been shown as utilised for chartering to others.Investigation revealed that 86 per cent of the aircraft has been used mostly by Lalit Modi, and in these cases the Charter bills have been billed to different companies as per the instructions of Modi.According to Pradeep Thampi’s statement to DRI, there was no system or procedure as such for getting written requisition or email for charter in M/s GWPL. “Most of the chartering were done as per the oral directions of Lalit Modi, since GWPL was basically working under the direction of Modi. There was no written requisitions received for chartering”, Thampi stated.advertisementSome of these parties against whom the charter bills were raised as per the directions of Lalit Modi, are: Ansal Properties, Net Link Blue (Dubai based), Ananda Heritage, Renuka Calil, Percept Pictures, Aditya Chellaram, Pawan Goel, Ashok Kumar Goel, Zoom Communication, Global Sports Broadcast Services (Singapore based, linked to Zoom Communication), DNA Entertainment Network, Go Airlines Pvt Ltd, Gherzi Eastern Ltd and the Govt of Rajasthan.N Srinivasan in his statement to ED had given the name of Netlinkblue for paying Rs 3.5 crore to Golden Wings. Even Pradeep Thampi revealed all these corporate names before the ED officials while giving his statement last week.Harinder Singh, managing director, Percept Pictures denied paying the bill. He said, “I had been invited by Modi for Formula 1 event to Singapore. I had travelled with few other gentlemen in Modi’s aircraft, but why I was billed for it, I dont know. In fact, I returned back in Jet Airways flight, paying from my pocket. Therefore, we did not pay Rs 24 lakhs bill raised in the name of Percept Pictures.”In case of Government of Rajasthan, as per DRI’s showcause notice, between 11/9/2008 to 11/11/2008 – Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje and her team had travelled thrice – across the country in Lalit Modi’s aircraft. Specific details are:1) Travel Number 1Dates of flight:– 11/09/08 – Mumbai to Jaipur — 12/9/08 – Jaipur to Bangalore– 13/09/08 – Bangalore to Mumbai– 15/09/08 — Mumbai to Jaipur– 15/09/08 – Jaipur to MumbaiNumbers of Hours of Flight: 9.40 hrsTravellers– Vasundhara Raje– Omprakash Mathur– Prakash Chand– Venkatesh Sharma– Phoolsingh– Usha,– Arja Shridhar (related to KKR)All these dates – the invoice number was: GWPL/08-09/015Name of the party to whom billed: Govt of Rajasthan, Dept of Civil Aviation, RajasthanBill Amount: Rs 38,01,513 (Rs 38 lakh)Bill paid/outstanding: PAIDCategory of Usage (as per DRI analysis): Private use of Mr Modi, but billed to others.2) Travel number 2Dates of flights– 15/10/2008 – Mumbai to Jaipur– 16/10/08 – Jaipur to Guwahati– 16/10/08 – Guwahati to Kolkata– 18/10/08 – Kolkata to JaipurNumber of hours of flight; 9.45 hrsTravellers– Vasundhara Raje– Phool Singh– Harinder Singh– Dushywant Singh– Gopinath Munde– Dhana– Usha– Arja ShridharInvoice No: GWPL / 08-09/024Name of Party to whom billed: Govt of Rajasthan, Dept of Civil Aviation, RajasthanBill Amount : Rs 38,34,285 (Rs 38 lakhs)Bill Paid/Outstanding: OUTSTANDINGCategory of Usage (DRI analysis): Private Use of Mr Modi, but billed to others.3) Travel Number 3Date of flights– 9/11/08 Mumbai to Delhi– 9/11/08 Delhi to Jaipur– 10/11/08 – Jaipur to Cochin– 10/11/08 – Cochin to Tirupati– 11/11/08 – Tirupati to Delhi– 11/11/08 – Delhi to Jaipur– 11/11/08 – Jaipur to MumbaiNumber of hours of flight: 11.45 hrsTravellers:– Vasundhara Raje– Dushyant Singh– Niharika Raje– Hari Singh– Phool Singh– Usha– Uma– Arja ShridharInvoice Number: GWPL/08-09/029Bill Amount: Rs 46,20,805 (Rs 46 lakh)Name of Party to whom billed: Govt of Rajasthan, Dept of Civil Aviation, RajasthanadvertisementBill paid/Outstanding: OUTSTANDINGCategory of Usage (DRI analysis): Private use of Mr Modi, but billed to others.Every month, a statement showing the bills raised and position of payments, were handed over to Rohit Salian, manager (accounts) working at the office of K K Modi group companies, Mumbai. “GWPL never followed up with any of the parties for collection of outstanding amount as it was either Modi himself, or through Rohit Salian, that the outstanding payments were monitored for collection. As the entire affairs of GWPL were as per the directions of Modi, neither he or nor any other person from GWPL had taken any steps for collection of outstanding payments from the parties to whom the bills for charters were raised,” Thampi stated to DRI. Scrutiny of the lease agreement between GWPL and Peel Aviation revealed that the aircraft was leased to GWPL without any security deposit. Further probe of ledger, balance sheet and annual report of GWPL exposed that GWPL has only made payment of Rs 1,10,92,782 (out of Rs 10.78 crore) to Peel Aviation towards the lease amount. The remaining lease amount of Rs 9,75,00,000 is still outstanding. “Although this amount has been outstanding for a period of over three years and more now, still Peel Aviation never took any legal action against GWPL for recovery. It is indeed queer that the aircraft worth Rs 81.21 crore has been leased by a company based in Ireland to a company based India having no past relationship and continue to lease the aircraft even though there is no regular payment of lease amount, ” the DRI’ SCN stated.The lease agreement was terminated on 30/09/2010, apparently only after DRI initiated an enquiry on the import of the aircraft. The SCN concludes, “therefore, it appears that the so called lease was just a cover – part of overall, “management overview”, created by professionals/persons hired by Lalit Modi to import the impugned aircraft into India for his private use, but under cover of NSOP not to pay due customs duty.” Lalit Modi has not replied back to DRI’s showcause notice till now, whereas, the enforcement directorate is likely to issue summons to all corporate parties to know the reasons of making these payment in lakhs/crores to Golden Wings – on the directions of Lalit Modi.The aircraft is at present parked at Beggin Hills airport after it made its last trip to the United Kingdom on January 20, 2010.last_img read more

Angelique Kerber rallies to reach fourth round at Indian Wells, Halep bows out

first_imgAngelique Kerber displayed her grit and vaunted fitness as she battled back to beat France’s Pauline Parmentier 7-5 3-6 7-5 in scorching heat on Monday to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.Kerber was joined in the round of 16 by Venus Williams. The 36-year-old American, who was forced to saved three match points in her opening victory, faced no such drama on Monday with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.Kerber, who will reclaim the world number one ranking next week, won the first set by taking the last three games after facing set point, and was a point from trailing 5-2 in the third set before surging to victory.”It was a tough match and a high-level match from both of us,” the second-seeded German said on court after her two-hour, 33-minute victory. “Pauline played unbelievably from the first ball, and we both battled until the end.”Kerber persevered despite Parmentier saving 13 break points in the match.”She is a really tricky opponent,” the German said. “She played a lot of spin, especially from the forehand side.”I’d had great practices in the last few months so I’m ready to stay on court for three hours.”Next up for Kerber will be 14th-seeded Russian Elena Vesnina, who recovered from a bout with dizziness to beat 25th seed Timea Babos of Hungary 6-4 1-6 6-4.Fourth seed Simona Halep met a different fate against her French opponent, as 28th seed Kristina Mladenovic registered a 6-3 6-3 win to reach the fourth round.advertisementMladenovic, riding a positive wave after notching her maiden WTA title at St. Petersburg and reaching another final at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, maintained her form against a rusty Halep.The Romanian, playing her first event in five weeks due to a knee injury, fell in one hour 42 minutes.last_img read more

India vs Australia 2017 reminds me of Ashes 2005: Michael Clarke to India Today

first_imgThe ongoing Border-Gavaskar series is in its final leg with the deciding Test match to be played in Dharamsala from March 25. Both teams have one win under their belt and will be going all out in the final match. With the kind of buzz this series has already generated, cricket lovers are eagerly waiting for the first ball to be bowled on Saturday. (Not sure Virat Kohli knows how to spell ‘sorry’: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland)WATCH FULL CLARKE INTERVIEW HEREBut cricket has not been the only talking point this time. Rarely has a cricket series between India and Australia been so intense post 2008 when India travelled Down Under and played out probably the most thrilling and controversial contests in international cricket. (Virat Kohli a great leader, Team India fully supports him: Cheteshwar Pujara)The 2-0 scoreline barely does justice to the fact that India competed hard and gave it back to the Aussies whenever they were provoked with the infamous ‘monkeygate scandal’ being the lowest point for both teams. (Australia shattered because India are giving it back: Chetan Chauhan to Aaj Tak)Former Australia captain Michael Clarke, who played an integral part in that series nine years ago, is now keenly following the action from the sidelines as a commentator and cricket expert, as Virat Kohli and Steve Smith’s men battle for the trophy here in India. (Virat Kohli alleges Australia of disrespecting team physio Patrick Farhart)Apart from the outstanding quality of cricket from both sides, Smith’s team along with the Australian cricket board and a section of the media there, has been targeting the Indian captain with some bizarre allegations and uncalled for verbal volleys. Kohli on his part, has given it back to the Aussies in his own way and stood up for what he feels is right – be it for the DRS controversy or speaking out against the Australian team for disrespecting India physio Patrick Farhart.advertisementClarke, who has seen and done it all, was left bewildered when an Australian daily compared Kohli to US president Donald Trump and called the comparison a “load of shit.””Comparing Virat Kohli with Donald Trump – what a load of shit s that. What Virat did, even Smith would have. I could just laugh about the Trump thing (comparison). I find it quite funny and am sure Virat will also find it quite funny,” Clarke told India Today.”Bear in mind, I love Kohli and the Australian public love him. It’s just two or three reporters who are trying to tarnish him.”Clarke then went on to say that this series has been absolutely terrific with some outstanding cricket being played over the past one month and compared it to the 2005 Ashes series, which is rated as the greatest Ashes ever played.”This is just getting out of control. I understand how the world works, the Australian media wants to see their team do well and same goes for the Indian press. But the cricket has been unbelievable. This has been one of the best Test series that I can think of. It reminds me a lot of the 2005 Ashes series with both teams fighting hard on the field.”You’ll see at the end of this series, Virat Kohli will shake hands with Steve Smith and they’ll be good friends once again. They’ll go to the bar or the IPL and they will be completely fine,” he added.last_img read more

‘In jail you’re a ball of emotion’: Syrian swimmer on her refugee rescue

first_imgRefugees Share on LinkedIn Sara Mardini has settled in Germany, but returned to Greece to volunteer with a search and rescue team. Photograph: Helena Smith Share on Facebook Pinterest Reuse this content Yet the drama swirling around Sara has dominated headlines. To her friends, Mardini is selflessly dedicated to doing good. “I am a card with two faces,” she says, rolling a cigarette between painted fingernails. “I have experienced being inside and outside the boat, I am a rescuer and a refugee. Every single boat I have ever helped, I have felt in my bones.”But for others, Lesbos is at the centre of a murky underworld of people-smuggling. Local officials and police claim that, of all the philanthropic organisations working on the island, the Greek ERCI has aroused most suspicion in tracking migrant arrivals and – according to one police report – bringing people illegally ashore.The group, which has been credited with rescuing hundreds of people at sea, has now ceased operations. Organisations that rescue migrants have come under fire with some claiming they are a “pull factor” for migrants in regions at the frontline of the migration crisis.Sara Mardini shows little anger over what has happened to her. Her months behind bars have made her want to help improve conditions in Greece’s toughest prison.“I will keep in touch with people there – the guards, the prison manager. They were all very lovely. You could see they could feel our pain,” she says. “I am not usually an emotional person. I have learned how to deal with hard emotions … the only thing I do know, however, is that none of us [in ERCI] has done anything illegal. We have very strict rules that we have always followed.”She will spend the next few months doing what she had intended to do before her arrest at Lesbos airport in August: studying at the liberal arts school in Berlin where she has been accepted on scholarship.But the fresh-faced student also has a message. Twitter Facebook Swimming features Middle East and North Africa Share on WhatsApp Pinterest Share on Twitter Global development Share on Messenger Since you’re here… Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Sara Mardini is in a chipper mood. Freedom, the Syrian readily acknowledges, is a precious thing. For each of the 107 days she spent behind bars in Athens’ high-security Korydallos jail, she clung on to the hope that a trial would prove her innocence.“There were times when I’d say, ‘I can’t do this any more’,” the refugee-turned rescue worker said shortly after her release this month. “My heart was very heavy.”Mardini, a former competitive swimmer, made international headlines along with her sister Yusra after the pair jumped into the sea and towed a sinking dinghy for three hours through the turbulent waters of the Aegean, saving the lives of 18 fellow passengers onboard. She was arrested in August along with three other charity workers on charges of people-smuggling, spying, violation of state secrecy laws and money laundering.By the time a guard broke the news that she was to be freed, Mardini was so mentally and physically exhausted she was unable to leave her bed.“In jail you are a ball of emotion,” she says. “A phone call from someone outside could blow my brain. And then suddenly on a day when I am feeling really bad, when my body seems to have stopped responding and I can’t even lift my little finger, I am told, ‘You will be freed [on bail].’ And all I feel is shock. Shock at everything really.”At 23, Mardini is now the face of humanitarianism under fire. Coming three years after her own dramatic landing on the island of Lesbos, her arrest, the charges against her and her long incarceration pending trial caused international outrage. She is the most high-profile victim of what humanitarian operations have said is the criminalisation of volunteers for charities and aid groups detained across Europe. On 5 December she was finally freed after her lawyers posted a €5,000 (£4,450) bail.While she was locked up, Mardini says she meditated, exercised, attended art classes and spent a lot of time sleeping, in the hope of blocking out what she remains acutely aware of: under Greek law the crimes she was charged with carry penalties of up to 25 years in prison.“I want this to go to trial, I want my freedom back,” she says. Mardini, who has settled in Germany, returned to Lesbos to work as a search and rescue volunteer with the Emergency Response Centre International, a Greek NGO. “I think we will know all the truth when it gets to trial and I won’t feel free until I am over with it, until I hear I am innocent.”The Mardini sisters were among a group of 20 Syrians making the treacherous sea crossing in a small dinghy from Turkey to Greece in August 2015, when their dinghy began taking in water, and the siblings, both competitive swimmers, jumped overboard to haul and push the boat, reaching Lesbos more than three hours later.Yusra, who has since become a UNHCR goodwill ambassador, went on to participate as a refugee team member in the 2016 Rio Olympic games and the sisters are the subject of an upcoming film. “People should never be afraid of what they don’t know,” she says. “I worry about conflicts not only in Syria, in Africa, Afghanistan, in so many places. Refugees will keep on coming and yet they are not only refugees, they are doctors, engineers, teachers, they can help in Europe too.”Is she upset her that, in the wake of her own ordeal, volunteers reportedly started leaving Lesbos?“Volunteers won’t have it easy,” she says. “They will feel discouraged, but they should know that when they make someone happy, when they make someone smile, it really does mean the world to a person who has lost everything.” Migration Migration and development Syria Yusra Mardini competes in a Women’s 100m Butterfly race at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as part of the Refugee Team. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images Facebook Support The Guardian Topics Share on Pinterest Share via Emaillast_img read more

Respecting Choice in Childbirth: Preferred Delivery Positions Among Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 4, 2017May 9, 2017By: Cassandra Morris, Program Officer, Gender and Reproductive Health, HealthBridge Foundation of CanadaClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In recent decades, Vietnam has had remarkable success in improving maternal health, with the maternal mortality ratio declining 64% between 1990 and 2013. While this decline is impressive, the national figures obscure the persistent health inequalities that exist between the Kinh ethnic majority and Vietnam’s 53 ethnic minority groups. Ethnic minority women are far more likely to deliver without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant (SBA) and face significantly higher rates of maternal mortality.For Vietnam’s ethnic minorities, their cultural preferences and traditions surrounding childbirth are often portrayed as obstacles to the uptake of maternal health services. One cultural preference that is viewed as a barrier to receiving maternal health care is the use of traditional birthing positions. During facility-based delivery, women in Vietnam (as in many countries) are expected to lie on their backs, in the supine position, to deliver their children. The supine position allows the attending health care professional to have a better, unobstructed view of the birth.Providing women-centered careThe optimal position for labor and delivery from a medical perspective has been studied extensively. While there are slight advantages and disadvantages to both supine and non-supine positions, the evidence does not support the routine use of the supine position. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified the routine use of the supine position as a practice that should be eliminated.In 2016, WHO released “Standards for Improving Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care in Health Facilities,” which recommends that health professionals encourage women to “adopt the position of their choice during labor.” Despite these recommendations, many countries and health facilities around the world continue to dictate the routine use of the supine position for childbirth. In Vietnam, the National Standard Guidelines on Reproductive Health were recently updated in an effort to improve quality of care. However, these new guidelines continue to prescribe that women lie on their backs on a delivery table during childbirth.Mandating the supine position constitutes a failure to provide a person-centered approach to maternal care as it prioritizes convenience for the SBA over the comfort of women giving birth. For some of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups, this policy can also be culturally insensitive. A preference for traditional non-supine birth positions has been well-documented among several of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups.Respecting women’s preferencesIn northern Vietnam, research among Thai and H’mong women highlighted the importance of traditional non-supine delivery positions. H’mong women described delivering in a sitting or squatting position, aided by the use of a low birth stool. Traditionally during labor and delivery, Thai women maintain a kneeling position while grasping a strong woven cloth – called a pieu – that is suspended from the ceiling.In the South Central Coastal region, research among the H’re and Bana groups found that women unanimously preferred to deliver in their traditional non-supine positions, which were considered more convenient and comfortable. In addition to their own experiences during labor and delivery, women expressed a belief that giving birth in the traditional position makes the infant stronger.Preferences and traditions around the time of delivery are diverse among ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Some customs require more ingenuity or resources—for example, those that involve the use of fire. However, there are many customs that can be adapted relatively easily to ensure culturally sensitive facility delivery, including traditions surrounding placenta burial, male involvement at birth and religious practices.Providing high quality care requires utilizing evidence-based policies that respect the cultural practices, preferences and needs of ethnic minorities. Positioning cultural preferences as a barrier to overcome represents a continuation of assimilation policies directed towards ethnic minorities. If, instead, the challenges of providing culturally sensitive maternal health services are viewed as the barrier, then the responsibility is shifted towards the health sector to provide higher quality, respectful and patient-centered maternity care.—Learn more about respectful maternity care.Access publications and news articles about maternal health in Vietnam.Share this:last_img read more

Join Webinar 28 April | Diabetes in Pregnancy: An Epidemic Holding Back Progress

first_imgPosted on April 26, 2017April 26, 2017Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)While maternal mortality is declining in many parts of the world, underlying conditions affecting maternal health—such as diabetes in pregnancy—are often under-prioritized. Please tune in on 28 April for the first webinar in a three-part series, Diabetes in Pregnancy: An Epidemic Holding Back Progress, hosted by Women Deliver.The series will present the emerging evidence base, highlight promising programs and equip the maternal and newborn health communities with tools to spark greater action for addressing diabetes in pregnancy.In Part 1: Examining the Evidence, learn about the prevention, screening, treatment and management of diabetes in pregnancy to improve the health of women and newborns.REGISTERDetails28 April 2017 | 9:30am EDTSpeakersDr. Ana LangerDirector, Maternal Health Task Force, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public HealthDr. Gojka RoglicMedical Officer, Diabetes Unit, World Health OrganizationDr. Anil KapurChairman of the Board, World Diabetes FoundationDr. Hema DivakarConsultant Obstetrician and Medical Director at Divakars Hospital, Bengaluru, IndiaModeratorDr. France DonnayResources —Stay tuned for updates on the MHTF-PLOS Collection, “Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe.” Infographic: Diabetes in Pregnancy ➔Infographic: FIGO Initiative on Diabetes in Pregnancy ➔Policy Brief: Improve Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition ➔Policy Brief: Ensure Access to Comprehensive Health Services ➔ Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

‘Extraordinary’ Hazard can be a revelation at Real Madrid

first_imgEden Hazard will prove to be a revelation at Real Madrid if he can translate his “extraordinary” Chelsea form to Spain, according to former Los Blancos striker Fernando Morientes.After years of speculation, Hazard joined Real Madrid in the close season in a €100 million (£88m/$112m) deal, seemingly replacing Cristiano Ronaldo a year on from his departure for Juventus.The 28-year-old arrives in the Spanish capital having scored 110 goals in 353 appearances for Chelsea, helping the London club win six major honours in seven years including two Premier League titles and two Europa Leagues. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The Belgium forward has not yet made his competitive Madrid debut due to a thigh injury but will be expected to lift a team that struggled last season and has started the new campaign in unconvincing fashion.Zinedine Zidane’s side opened the season with a win at Celta Vigo but have drawn their last two matches against Real Valladolid and Villarreal, with Hazard only able to watch on from the sidelines.Former Madrid forward Morientes is certainly expecting a lot from Hazard, believing the club’s latest ‘Galactico’ buy will be a big hit in his new surroundings.”I believe [he can be a revelation], given the relation between price and what we saw last year,” Morientes said at a La Liga event on Tuesday.”It is true there were some Liverpool players who were at a spectacular level but, for me, Hazard was by far the [best] Premier League player. The fact he came to La Liga, I think he has been an extraordinary signing.”It is not just because of the value added to our competition, but because he is player who created a lot of expectations.”Many recognised players were supposed to come to Madrid but, at the end, Hazard is the most notable. Everyone expects he can keep last year’s level, which was extraordinary.”Despite his injury, Hazard was initially named in the Belgium squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against San Marino and Scotland.However, after joining up with Robert Martinez’s squad and being assessed by team doctors he was quickly released from the squad along with his brother Thorgan, who has been struggling with a rib injury.last_img read more

Nebraska, Illinois Announce They’ll Play In Ireland In 2021

first_img The Illini will be giving up a home game for this one.Can’t spell Ireland without R E D❗️Who’s ready to jump the pond with @HuskerFBNation?🎟 + ✈️ packages below. #GBR— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) October 14, 2019Aviva Stadium opened in 2010. It can host gridiron football and has done so on several occasions. When outfitted for football, it can seat up to 49,000 fans.The 2021 game will be the fourth played at Aviva Stadium. Notre Dame and Navy faced off there in 2012, and will return for a rematch in 2020. In 2016, Georgia Tech beat Boston College in front of 40,000 fans. Nebraska cheerleaders celebrate a score.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 01: Cheerleaders of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrate a score against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Illinois 31-16. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The next two college football seasons will have an international flavor as several teams head to Ireland for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic. Notre Dame and Navy were already slated to play there in 2020, and now a pair of Big Ten teams have been added.On Monday, Nebraska announced that they would be heading to Aviva Stadium in Dublin to take on Illinois. The game will take place on August 28 during Week 0 of the 2021 season.Nebraska will be making its first-ever appearance in Europe, and only its second-ever game outside of the U.S. The last time the Huskers played overseas was in 1992 when they beat Kansas State in Japan’s Tokyo Dome.As for Illinois, it will be their first trip outside of the U.S. They were scheduled to play a game against USC in Moscow in 1989, but that game was ultimately cancelled.last_img read more

Lewandowski hails ‘insane’ Coutinho as he fires warning to Dortmund

first_imgRobert Lewandowski believes Bayern Munich have the advantage over Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race as he claims they boast more quality than their rivals after landing Philippe Coutinho.The 31-year-old had publicly expressed his dismay at the Bavarians’ failure to add to their squad in attacking areas following the departures of the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.Dortmund, meanwhile, had a busy, efficient summer after signing Thorgan Hazard, Julian Brandt and Nico Schulz while also bringing Mats Hummels back to the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Lewandowski does now appear to be content with Bayern’s summer business, however, with Coutinho and Ivan Perisic both arriving, and believes his side have more quality than their main title rivals.”Dortmund did a lot [in the summer window], they have a big squad. But in the end it’s not about quantity, but about quality,” he told Sport Bild. “And from that point of view it’s clear to me that we have the players of higher quality.”The Poland international has been impressed with what he’s seen of Coutinho so far following his summer switch from Barca and thinks his arrival makes Bayern more “unpredictable”.”His [Coutinho’s] final ball is insane, he can be the key in important games, especially in the Champions League. He can give us that something special. It makes us more unpredictable [with Coutinho in the team], which makes us more dangerous.”Lewandowski, who turned 31 earlier this month, is contracted with the Allianz Arena club until 2021 but is set to sign a two-year contract extension.The striker, who currently has 273 goals in the German top-flight, has set his sights on breaking more Bundesliga records and aims to play into his late thirties.”From my point of view there are only details left to clarify [regarding a contract extension],” he said.”Maybe I can even reach the 300-goal mark in the Bundesliga. I would like to play another five, six years at the top level.”Having drawn on the opening day with Hertha Berlin, Bayern then beat Schalke 3-0 and sit two points off top spot with Dortmund having won their two fixtures so far.The Bavarians are next in action when they host Mainz on Saturday, while Dortmund travel to Union Berlin for matchday three.last_img read more

Mandzukic ends talks with Al Rayyan

first_imgMario Mandzukic looks set to remain at Juventus after ending negotiations with Qatari side Al Rayyan.The Croatia international had been linked with a move to Qatar for several months, though reports in Italy stated he was reluctant to make the switch.Al Rayyan were said to be offering 33-year-old Mandzukic a €7 million salary, while Juventus were holding out for a fee of €10m. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Juve revealed two weeks ago that Mandzukic was in talks over a potential move to Qatar, but it seems the former Bayern Munich star will remain in Turin until January at least, as Al Rayyan confirmed on Saturday that negotiations are over.”Al Rayyan announces the suspension of negotiations with Croatian player Mario Manzukic,” a statement from the club read.Mandzukic joined Juve from Atletico Madrid four years ago and has made 162 appearances in all competitions for the Italian giants, scoring 44 times and winning four Serie A titles.But the striker has not featured for the Bianconeri this season, as he is not part of new coach Maurizio Sarri’s plans, having even been left out of their squad for the Champions League. The reigning Serie A champions will try to offload him and fellow outcast Emre Can in January.”We are evaluating his situation and he too must do so calmly,” Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici told Sky Sport in Italy on Saturday.”He is a great player and has an added value, a special guy. If he considers it appropriate to leave, he will be satisfied, otherwise we will evaluate other possibilities.”Qatar is not the only source of interest in Mandzukic, however, as he rejected an offer from French champions Paris Saint-Germain in August, while Manchester United have been linked with him since the summer.The Red Devils are looking to bolster their attack after seeing Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave to join Serie A side Inter and are said to be considering making a bid for Mandzukic in January.Meanwhile, fellow Premier League side West Ham and MLS outfit LAFC are said to be monitoring his situation.Mandzukic is currently tied to Juve until 2021, having signed an extension in April this year.last_img read more

Van Dijk doesn’t watch City & embraces Liverpool pressure

first_imgVirgil van Dijk admits to not watching Liverpool’s Premier League title rivals Manchester City, with the Reds defender claiming that Jurgen Klopp’s side still have nothing to lose at this stage.Having missed out on the crown by a solitary point in 2018-19, the men from Merseyside are determined to go one better in the current campaign.A faultless start has been made to that quest, with an eight-point lead at the top of the table established after just eight games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Liverpool could be forgiven for glancing over their shoulder, given that a commanding advantage was squandered to City last season, but Van Dijk insists pressure is being embraced.He told Sky Sports ahead of a trip to Manchester United on Sunday which will give Klopp’s team a chance to put down another marker: “I don’t think we have anything to lose. Man City are the champions, they’re defending their title and we want to get it. In my point of view, we just have to go for it.”The pressure gets bigger, but that comes from the media. They love to put more pressure on us and that’s something we have to deal with. I don’t mind because I’m not thinking about what other people say, I just want to win every game that is ahead of me.”We definitely need to enjoy it [being top of the Premier League] and be full of confidence, especially with the way we’ve got these points, having not had the best games but still getting the wins.”There are so many games left, you can’t really think about it [winning the title] – it’s not realistic. We shouldn’t and we don’t, but it’s the better situation to be in.Virgil van Dijk Liverpool 2019“I don’t watch Man City’s games but I have family and friends who text me or say something, especially after the Wolves game [when City lost 2-0]. That’s just part of life but we’ve learnt from last year that we don’t have to look to the others until the end of the campaign. So far, we have been doing well but Man City are definitely not going away.”The hunger [to win trophies] is even more than it was before [winning the Champions League]. Everyone wants to experience it again. It was such a fantastic evening with the whole build-up and everything that started with the game against Barcelona at home.”We all have dreams, we all have targets. With the Champions League last year, we all started the competition hoping to win it and it’s the same with the Premier League. Hopefully it’ll happen this year but if not, we go again next year.”Liverpool are looking to land a first English top-flight title since 1990, with a barren run on that front about to hit the 30-year mark.Van Dijk is determined to help restore domestic dominance, with it his opinion that the Reds can get even better.The Netherlands international added: “There’s definitely room for improvement – managing the games a bit better, sometimes teams are playing well against us and they want to beat us and they never give up.”I’m thinking about Sheffield United when we played away, how tough it was there and big credit to them, they pushed us right to the end, created dangerous moments.”There were times in the game when we had big chances but at the moment, we try to grind out those games as well and I think it’s very important.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Dynamo beat Timbers 4-1

first_imgDynamo beat Timbers 4-1 Portland’s goal came on an own goal in 9th minute Houston Dynamo defender DaMarcus Beasley (7) and Portland Timbers defender Alvas Powell (2) battle for possession of the ball during the first half of the MLS soccer game at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Houston. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP) Photo Gallery A—15,256.LineupsHouston—Joe Willis; DaMarcus Beasley, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Jared Watts (Kevin Garcia, 56th); Eric Alexander (Juan Cabezas, 46th), Boniek Garcia, Tomas Martinez, Andrew Wenger; Alberth Elis, Mauro Manotas, Romell Quioto (Darwin Ceren, 82nd).Portland—Steve Clark; Julio Cascante, Larrys Mabiala, Alvas Powell, Zarek Valentin (Jorge Flores, 56th); Sebastian Blanco, Diego Chara, Lawrence Olum (David Guzman, 83rd), Cristhian Paredes (Andy Polo, 63rd), Diego Valeri; Jeremy Ebobisse. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Published: September 15, 2018, 8:29pm Elis headed home Tomas Martinez’s free kick to tie it at 1 for the Dynamo (8-13-7) in the 32nd minute.Fuenmayor capped the scoring in the 81st minute with a right-footed shot to finish Manotas’ pass.DYNAMO 4, TIMBERS 1Portland 1 0—1Houston 2 2—4First half—1, Portland, Fuenmayor, 2 (own goal), 9th minute; 2, Houston, Elis, 11 (Martinez), 32nd; 3, Houston, Manotas, 13 (Elis), 39th.Second half—4, Houston, Manotas, 14, 71st; 5, Houston, Fuenmayor, 3 (Manotas), 81st.Goalies—Portland, Steve Clark, Kendall Mcintosh; Houston, Joe Willis, Chris Seitz.Yellow Cards—Houston, Manotas, 65th; Fuenmayor, 84th. Portland, Valentin, 31st; Ebobisse, 34th; Guzman, 86th. Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: By Associated Press Share: 4 Photos GO HOUSTON — Mauro Manotas had two goals and an assist and set a franchise record for goals in a calendar year, helping the Houston Dynamo snap a 10-game winless streak with a 4-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.Manotas gave the Dynamo a 2-1 lead in the 39th minute, tapping in Alberth Elis’ low cross. It was Manotas’ 17th goal in all competitions this year.Manotas added another goal to his tally in the 71st minute, volleying home goalkeeper Steve Clark’s botched attempt to punch away Elis’ cross.Houston’s Alejandro Fuenmayor scored an own goal to give the Timbers (12-8-8) the lead in the ninth minute.last_img read more

Prep highlights: Overtime goal nets River second place in 2A GSHL

first_imgPrep highlights: Overtime goal nets River second place in 2A GSHL By Columbian staff Published: October 23, 2018, 11:08pm River gained three points by beating Ridgefield to leap-frog Mark Morris, who lost to R.A. Long in penalties.In the 2A GSHL, however, the losing team in a PK shootout still gets a point so Mark Morris finishes in third, one point ahead of Ridgefield. Both open district play Saturday on the road.Columbia River earns a home game to open the postseason, which will be against W.F. West on Saturday.Stars of the day• Sean Ball, Seton Catholic boys golf, shot a 3-under-par 69 at Tumwater Valley GC on the second day of the 1A district tournament to win by 9 strokes over King’s Way Christian’s Cole Sherertz. Both clinched berths to the state tournament in May. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Follow The Columbian on Instagram By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: They didn’t find the net until the last minute of regulation.Freshman Payton Barnette scored a header on the end of a cross that was delivered on the right goal line by Farley, who won a foot race with the River defender to get to a long through-ball.The goal sent the game to extras, and provided enough drama on the field to reflect the league standings.Easley added that the win, which guarantees the Chieftains another home game, was dedicated to the seniors, who now get to play on their home field one more time.Hockinson had clinched the league title for the second time in program history going into Tuesday night. In second through fourth, much was yet to be determined.center_img • Caysen Pressley, Hudson’s Bay girls soccer, had two goals and an assists in Bay’s 5-0 win over Fort Vancouver.• Fiona Andrews, Mountain View girls soccer, scored the Thunder’s first goal in a 2-0 win over Kelso.• Savanna Eliot, Hockinson girls soccer, scored the Hawks’ first goal in a 3-0 win over Woodland as the 2A GSHL champions completed the regular season.• Maddie Kemp, Camas girls soccer, had four goals in a 7-0 win over Union.• Natalie Marshall, Skyview volleyball, had 19 assists and eight digs as Skyview beat Union 3-1 to finish the league season tied atop the 4A GSHL standings with Camas at 7-1. Share: Follow “We’ve kind of been working on a whole bunch of finishing, so I’m glad we did that,” the junior forward said. “I’m usually full of excitement when I shoot. So I’ve been working on that. It was a good shot.”Ridgefield led 1-0 at half thanks to a 36th minute goal by Annika Farley. The Chieftains gathered themselves at halftime and, according to Easley, vowed to relax and play together.The Chieftains did just that. Alex Greer netted a goal off a cross four minutes into the second half, then River scored the go-ahead in the 67th, courtesy of Grace Russell on a counter attack.Ridgefield built its attack steadily, and owned possession for much of the last 15 minutes of the game. Columbia River didn’t allow its halftime deficit to faze them, nor did they panic when a last-minute goal sent the game to extra time.With a postseason home game on the line, Shalece Easley scored the golden goal as Chieftains put away Ridgefield 3-2 in extra time to secure second place in the 2A Greater St. Helens League on Tuesday night at Chieftain Stadium.The goal, a two-touch volley to the upper-right corner of the net on a corner kick from Yaneisy Rodriguez, set in motion a leap in the standings over the Spudders and Mark Morris — and a bench-clearing celebration by River.Easley said practice paid off when the ball came to her on the final play. GO • Alicia Wallingford, Columbia River volleyball, had seven kills, three blocks and four aces as the Chieftains swept Mark Morris.• Delaney Nicoll, Ridgefield volleyball, had 13 kills, 12 assists, 6 blocks, 7 aces and two digs for Spudders, who clinched outright 2A Greater St. Helens League with a win over R.A. Long.• Elyse Booker, Woodland volleyball, had 36 digs in a 3-1 win over Washougal.• Keiana Bonawitz, Mountain View volleyball, had 33 assists, 12 digs and two aces as the Thunder beat Prairie in three sets to tie the Falcons atop the 3A Greater St. Helens League standings at 8-1.• Dana Snider, King’s Way Christian volleyball, had 24 kills, 15 digs and four aces as the Knights lost a five-set thriller to Castle Rock.last_img read more

Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

first_imgSalt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics Many venues from 2002 still in place, some are upgraded By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. Image of Michelle Kwan from 2002 practicing at the Salt Lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for an upcoming Winter Olympics most likely for 2030 in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team’s ascendance into an international powerhouse. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, file) Photo Gallery 2 Photos Share: USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland said Denver and Salt Lake City both presented strong cases, but that the board determined Utah was the better choice due in part to the existing venues, their proximity to each other, the city’s experience hosting the games and widespread community and political support. She said it minimizes the risk.“It is critical to ensure that we have the ability to create an incredible experience for athletes while at the same time managing sustainability and fiscal responsibility,” Hirshland said. “It was clear to us when we were there and in what they presented that Salt Lake City very much understands the practical realities of hosting a Games, but also wants and supports what they represent.”The city’s selection set off celebration at the mayor’s office where local leaders who worked on the plan gathered. Since 2012, Utah has said it’s ready and willing to host another Olympics.One key hurdle for Salt Lake City will be erasing memories of the bidding scandal that marred the buildup to 2002 and resulted in several IOC members losing their positions for taking bribes. Subscribe Today Hirshland said the USOC has the luxury of time to refine Salt Lake City’s bid.In fact, Salt Lake could still be a favorite for 2026 had it been allowed to go that route. Recently, voters in Calgary rejected that city’s attempt to host, leaving Stockholm and a joint bid from Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy as the only two remaining candidates. A bid from Utah was considered, but putting it in front of the Los Angeles Olympics provided too many hurdles on the marketing side. Share: Published: December 14, 2018, 4:21pm GO Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team’s ascendance into an international powerhouse.The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday it was selecting Utah’s capital, which stood out as a predictable, slam-dunk pick in a process that also included Denver and Reno, Nevada.With venues still in place — some of them upgraded — from the 2002 Games, Salt Lake claims it can host again at a lower cost than other candidates, which aligns with the International Olympic Committee’s new blueprint for the Games.It’s almost a certain bet the bid will be for 2030, though the USOC left open the possibility of other dates. There are only two bidders for 2026: from Sweden and Italy, after voters in Calgary, Alberta, rejected a proposed bid. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Mitt Romney was brought in to steer the games through the scandal.In many parts of the United States, however, the Games are remembered for a different reason.After never surpassing 13 medals at a Winter Games, the U.S. used home-turf advantage, an influx of new sports and the emotion of the recent Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks to capture 34 over three weeks in Utah.In the aftermath, Park City and other mountain towns near Salt Lake City preserved and improved upon many of the venues, and continued hosting key international events. The freestyle world championships will be held in Park City in February.Utah organizers say they could host the games for $1.35 billion, some $50 billion less than it cost in Russia for the 2014 Sochi Games, which are the most expensive games ever and stood out as a blaring warning signal that the IOC needed to streamline its bloated Olympic structure. The exorbitant costs have changed the dynamic of Olympic bidding. In 2002, cities were trying to bribe IOC officials to award them the Olympics. These days, the IOC finds itself wanting for bidders.The IOC normally awards Olympics seven years before they’re scheduled, though that calendar has been in flux because so many cities have dropped out.Last year, the IOC handed out the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games at the same time because there were only two cities left in what began as a much bigger contest for 2024. Paris will host 2024, Los Angeles will host 2028, and if Salt Lake wins 2030, it would mark the first time since the IOC began staggering the Games two years apart, in 1994, that the same country has hosted back-to-back.At this time, Salt Lake could be considered a favorite in a 2030 contest that hasn’t really taken shape yet. By EDDIE PELLS and BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Presslast_img read more

Tim Martinez: Heritage football builds loyalty with middle school signing day

first_img Heritage Timberwolves Eighth graders from Covington Middle School and Frontier Middle School hold up their commitment letters to the Heritage football program on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Heritage football Photo Gallery By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. @360TMart Tags Last Wednesday was a signing day for the Heritage High School football team.No, there weren’t any current Timberwolves signing with a college program.Instead, there were 28 eighth graders from Covington and Frontier middle schools signing a letters of commitment to come out and play for the Timberwolves next fall.New Heritage head coach Dennis Moody pulled no punches when explaining why he held the signing ceremony.“Frankly, we’re trying to find a way to keep our own kids,” Moody said. “That’s just the way things are these days — kids changing schools. And I get it. Kids want to win. But I feel like we’re sending the wrong message to our kids by offering them an easy way out. So what we’re saying to these kids is stay and start something new. Help build a new legacy at Heritage.”Moody came to Heritage last year after coaching for 10 seasons in California’s San Joaquin Valley. After one season as an assistant coach, he was promoted in February to succeed Matt Gracey as head coach. By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor Published: April 21, 2019, 7:32pm Share: But events like the one last Wednesday can provide a start.“We’ve got a great school at Heritage, and the kids are phenomenal,” he said. “It’s a lot like the school I coached at in California – blue-collar, hard-working mix of kids. And we’re trying to bring them all together as one family.“As we like to say at Heritage, the H stands for home.”Tim Martinez is the assistant sports editor/prep editor for The Columbian. He can be reached at (360) 735-4538, His Twitter handle is @360TMart. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. Subscribe Today Tim Martinez Columbian Assistant Sports Editorcenter_img Moody also pointed out to the incoming freshman that they can chase their dreams at Heritage.Two players from the Class of 2018 – quarterback Michael Taras (Eastern Washington) and receiver Robbie Meadors (Simon Fraser) – are now part of college football programs. Another current player, junior lineman Cade Gardner, recently returned from a recruiting trip at Montana.“That’s another piece of this that could be really cool,” Moody said. “What if in four years, we have one of these kids sitting down and signing with a college program. Then we could take their eighth-grade photo and put it next to their senior signing football. We used that as a motivating tool, and it got the kids talking.”Moody admitted the program still has a long way to go to be a contender in a 4A Greater St. Helens League that has crowned two state champions in the past three seasons. “I think when we started some kids might have thought this was kind of cheesy,” Moody said. “Sitting down, signing a letter, getting your picture taken with your parents. But after a couple kids had their pictures taken, there was this vibe in the room. We had 15-16 of our current players there, and they were cheering for every kid who went up there. We had eight assistant coaches there, our principal, assistant principal. It was something they hadn’t seen before at Heritage. … It went better than I could have imagined.”After pictures went out on social media, plus word of mouth, Moody was hearing from parents of other players who want a second signing day.“I had parents say they couldn’t make it on Wednesday,” he said. ” ‘My kid had a baseball game that day’ or whatever. So we’re planning on doing another in May.”Connecting with parents of incoming players was another huge benefit from the ceremony.“Last year at Heritage, our booster club was made up of — God bless them — four parents,” Moody said. “So getting to know our parents early on, and making them part of the process, will help us build our program.” Share: GO Tim Martinez: Heritage football builds loyalty with middle school signing day Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Moody said his first job as head coach was to find new ways to build the program from the ground up.And that starts with getting incoming freshman from Covington and Frontier — Heritage’s two feeder middle schools — interested in playing football.“We didn’t have a freshman team last year,” Moody said. “We only had 15, 16, 17 freshman in our entire program. But now, I’ve got 59 letters signed by middle school kids saying they want to play.”Moody wasn’t sure how the signing ceremony, which mirrored the ceremonies high school seniors hold when signing national letters of intent for college programs, would be received by the kids and community. 3 Photos (360) 735-4538last_img read more

Chase Elliott wins NASCAR race at Talladega

first_img GO Share: TALLADEGA, Ala. — Chase Elliott felt right at home, embraced by fans at a track a few hours from home and one where his father celebrated victory a couple of decades before.This time it was Chase’s turn.Elliott won the Cup Series race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, giving Chevrolet its first victory of the season. He finished well in the clear from a race-ending crash that flipped Kyle Larson a half-dozen times.Elliott took the lead shortly after a restart with four laps to go and worked with three other Chevy drivers to hold off the rest of the field. He won for the first time since October and went to victory lane about 150 miles from his hometown in Georgia.His Hall of Fame father Bill Elliott won twice at Talladega in the 1980s.“Dad’s history, obviously very cool,” Chase Elliott said. “To me the biggest piece of today was just how much of a home race it felt like after the race. I was blown away by the people and how fired up everybody was. That was an unbelievable experience. We are close to home, so that’s cool, and they made me feel that way. “I couldn’t ask for much more there.”His father was back in Georgia driving in a vintage cars race. (He won, too),Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman finished second, followed by rookie Ryan Preece, Joey Logano and another rookie, Daniel Hemric.Elliott is the sixth driver to win through 10 Cup races this season and locked up a playoff spot.Elliott credited a meeting with all Chevy drivers for the late-race teamwork.The race ended under caution after David Ragan hit William Byron, who tagged Kyle Larson and sent him sliding across the track. Larson then flipped half a dozen times before coming to a stop. Published: April 28, 2019, 3:25pm Share: 2 Photos Chase Elliott celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) Photo Gallery “That was probably the longest flip I’ve ever had,” Larson said. “I haven’t seen a replay of it. I didn’t know if it would ever stop. I knew I was flipping and was just hoping that I wasn’t going to get any closer to the catch fence, so it was a little bit scary, but thankfully I’m all right.”The 2019 aerodynamics package had cars reaching higher speeds than NASCAR wanted in practice, so officials tried to slow them down with a late rules tweak. But the changes made the cars go even faster, leaving many veterans wary of the closing speeds and potential for chaos and high-speed crashes.But the race was mostly wreck-free — until the final lap.Elliott’s victory ended a seven-race winning streak for Ford at Talladega. Penske Racing had won six of the last nine.But it was a Chevy celebration — for a change.“We needed to win this,” said Alan Gustafson, Elliott’s crew chief. “We needed to consolidate our efforts. We needed to break the streak that one of our rivals has here.” STILL STREAKINGSeven-time series champion Jimmie Johnson ran over a piece of debris, punctured a tire and hit the wall early in the race. He fell several laps behind the leaders and extended his career-long winless streak to 69 races.UP NEXTThe Cup Series moves to Delaware next Sunday for the Dover 400. Elliott is the defending race winner.center_img EARLY EXITSIt didn’t take long for the first wreck at Talladega Superspeedway. The first one caught up Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick.Bubba Wallace and Ryan Blaney tangled on Lap 10 to touch off the crash that also caught up Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin.Wallace went low, got sideways and then slid back across the track, slamming into Michael McDowell and causing heavy damage to both cars. Harvick, McDowell and Wallace were knocked out of the race.Hamlin joined them in the pits a short time later.TOYOTA’S TROUBLESIt was a tough day for Toyota, with the only Top 10 finish with Kyle Busch at No. 9. Martin Truex Jr., Hamlin and Matt DiBenedetto were caught up in wrecks. Follow The Columbian on Instagram By JOHN ZENOR, Associated Press Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Bowman didn’t get a chance to try any last-gasp attempts to pass his Hendrick Motorsports teammate because of the caution.“Well, I’m not just going to let him win, right?” Bowman said. “I’ve got to try. I knew I could get to his quarter panel. I was pretty confident I could get to his quarter panel in the tri-oval and who knows who’s going to get to the line first at that point. I thought I could do it, but it depends on the car behind you and where he goes. It would have been fun to try.LATE MELEEMartin Truex Jr.’s race essentially ended with seven laps to go.Aric Almirola turned Chris Buescher, who was vying for the 10th spot, coming out of Turn 2 and caused a four-car wreck that included Truex and brought out a red flag. Buescher slammed into the wall and started spinning.Matt DiBenedetto had nowhere to go and rammed into Buescher’s rotating Chevy, lifting it several feet off the track. Buescher car then hit Truex and Justin Haley. Chase Elliott wins NASCAR race at Talladega Chevrolet gets first victory of Cup season Follow By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Crystal Cruises Supports ‘On Your Feet’ Production At Los Angeles Theatre

first_imgJune 9th, 2018 – Crystal Cruises announced today that it is the official cruise line sponsor of the Los Angeles production of On Your Feet! the lively musical showcases the life and musical repertoire of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. The musical is currently playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles as part of its national tour. As a red-carpet sponsor, Crystal will support the glittering opening night celebration and star-studded afterparty on Tuesday, July 10. “We are thrilled to support businesses, philanthropic organizations and arts entities that work toward enriching communities in Southern California,” says Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “The Estefans’ incredible production is a creatively spectacular show with no translation needed, as the infectious rhythm and music transcends geography and generations and brings people together, much in the way that travel does.” The production is the latest in Crystal’s long heritage of supporting the performing arts in cities around the world where it operates, as well as aboard its award-winning ships. In 2016, Crystal expanded its entertainment offerings aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity with the debut of “Crystal on Broadway,” which brings cast members and creative experts from some of theater’s premier shows to Crystal’s elegant stages and intimate venues. Additionally, Crystal Cruises and Crystal River Cruises welcome local musicians and artists from various itinerary destinations on board to present traditional performances of the region for guests during select sailings.  About Crystal The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to be the distinctive choice of the world’s most discerning travelers. Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’sReader Choice Awards and been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers more than any cruise line, hotel or resort in history; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016).  The readers of Travel + Leisure also voted Crystal River Cruises the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises the “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in 2017. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of ASTA. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel professional, call 888.799.2437, or visit Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.last_img read more

All the Presidents Coolest Cars A Look at How the POTUS Rolls

first_imgOver the past couple of centuries, terrestrial transportation has evolved from the horse and cart to the Ferrari 488 Spyder. During that time, the way the presidents of the United States travel about when on the ground has undergone an equally dramatic transformation. The presidential state car serves as a reflection of technological progress, the style of the time, and the stark realities of safety and security concerns.Further ReadingHow to Get Drunk the Presidential WayFacial Hair Grooming Tips from Past POTUS Next The Bubble-Top at the Henry Ford Museum. Greg Gjerdingen/Wikimedia Commons The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour While in fact, it was President Truman who added 10 Lincoln Cosmopolitan limos to the White House fleet, it was Eisenhower who made the Lincoln Cosmopolitan an iconic presidential state car. Eisenhower had a thick, bullet-proof plexiglass “bubble-top” affixed over the back of the car, allowing for a clear view without too much exposure to potential danger. The 21.8-foot limousine would serve Ike for all eight years in office and would remain on standby for other presidents until 1967, giving the vehicle a 17-year working run.JFK’s SS-100-XPresident John F. Kennedy in 1961. Abbie RowePresident Kennedy’s heavily modified Lincoln Continental, officially known as the SS-100-X, was a masterpiece of defensive engineering. The car, which sold for about $7,350 at the time (about $61,600 today), underwent $200,000 of upgrades (or some $1.27 million today). It had several different removable tops and a hydraulic lift under the rear seat that could elevate the bench nearly a foot, thus making the POTUS more readily visible to crowds. Unfortunately, the removed top and raised seat both made it much easier for an assassin’s bullet to find JFK (and Texas governor John Connally) on November 1st, 1961.The 1972 Lincoln Continental that Was Ready for BattlePresident Jimmy Carter in 1979. Wally McNamee/Getty ImagesFor a nearly a decade and a half, a modified 1972 Lincoln Continental Limousine served as the presidential sate car, ferrying Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan. This armor-plated, bullet-proofed, 21.5-foot, 10,500-pound behemoth was ready to protect the president in all sorts of dangerous situations. It had microphones that could detect even faint noises near the car and hidden compartments bristling with submachine guns for the Secret Service. Unfortunately, the car could not protect President Reagan, who was just outside the vehicle when shot during a failed assassination attempt in 1981, though it did keep him safe as he was rushed to the hospital. President Ford was also secured within the same car a few years earlier after a would-be assassin took a shot at him in San Francisco in September 1975. (Poor guy: Another person had tried to shoot him earlier that month, too.)W’s Purpose-Built Cadillac DTSThe Beast outside 10 Downing Street in 2008.President George W. Bush was the first POTUS to use a vehicle expressly built for the head of state. Rather than a modification of an existing vehicle, his Cadillac DTS was built from the ground up. It sat on a chassis usually reserved for large trucks or SUVs, boasted oversized tires and brakes, and featured a rear cabin complete with its own air supply. And, of course, this 14,000-pound car, nicknamed The Beast, had bullet-proof glass and armor plating all over. Also, it has a 10-disc CD changer and seats that could recline and massage their occupant.The Next-Generation Beast: Today’s Presidential State CarPresident Barack Obama’s version of The Beast in 2016. Michael Thomas/Getty ImagesThe current POTUS is using a vehicle designed for President Barack Obama. Still using the nickname The Beast, this machine may look like a long black convertible, but it’s more like a tank, albeit without a huge gun. Except that it does, apparently, have many other weapon systems, including a tear gas cannon and smoke grenade launcher as well as multiple arms for Secret Service agents. The custom-built Cadillac limo has 5-inch-thick glass, 8-inch-thick doors, and is hermetically sealed against chemical or biological attacks. Only select Secret Service officers even know how to open the doors, and once removed from service, The Beast will be destroyed so its design secrets and technology can be kept under wraps. When George Washington occupied the White House (just checking, history buffs — I know, I know), the horse was his only means of overland transportation. Andrew Jackson was the first POTUS to ride a train, which he did in 1833. William McKinley (who served 1897-1901) was the first president to ride in a car while in office, while a few years later, William Taft (1909-1913) was the Chief of State who finally cleared out the White House stables and replaced the animals with a fleet of cars.By the time the 1920s rolled around, not only were presidential state cars standard, but they were also awesome. Just in time for President’s Day on February 18, here’s a look back at our presidents’ coolest cars.Wilson’s Pierce-ArrowCarol M. Highsmith/Library of CongressPresident Woodrow Wilson might not have been legally licensed to drive an automobile while serving in office during World War I, but he still had great taste in cars. In fact, he so loved the chauffeured 1919 Pierce-Arrow that served as his primary mode of transportation that a group of his friends came together to buy it from the government and make a gift of the car to the former president after his term ended.FDR’s Sunshine SpecialPresident Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939. Universal History Archive/Getty ImagesFranklin Delano Roosevelt was not a man who did things in a minor way. Among the cars in his presidential fleet was an armored Cadillac rumored to have been seized from mobster Al Capone, for example. However, FDR’s primary set of wheels was a 1939 Lincoln Series K V12 nicknamed the Sunshine Special. The first car ever built specifically for a POTUS, the Sunshine Special was a convertible, allowing Roosevelt to interact openly with fellow Americans; wide rear doors also made it easier for the disabled president to get in and out of the car. It had a police siren and lights, a two-way radio, bulletproof glass windows, a case for guns, and wide running boards on which Secret Service agents could perch.Eisenhower’s Bubble-Top Editors’ Recommendations If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? center_img 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read The Bubble-Top at the Henry Ford Museum. Greg Gjerdingen/Wikimedia Commons Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? 1 of 2 Previous The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Lesslast_img read more

Whats Up with Essential Oils and Should Guys Use Them

first_imgRemedy Ylang-ylangHeadaches and Nausea“If you’re looking for a headache reducer, I’d try ylang-ylang,” Weinzimer adds. “It’s also used to treat nausea.” SandalwoodRelax and Mental ClarityWeinzimer says sandalwood is the best-selling note in their collection for men. When Gibson & Dehn created an essential shaving oil for the Plaza Hotel they used sandalwood because it makes you both calm and mentally clear— exactly the state you want to be in taking a razor to your cheek. LavenderSleepIf you have trouble winding down after work or falling asleep, Weinzimer suggests lavender. “Ask your partner to rub lavender oil on your temples. I do this to my boyfriend and he’s not a big believer but every time I do it he gets relaxed.” Your masculinity shouldn’t be challenged by “mandles” (man-candle), bubble baths, or essential oils. The latter is a particularly easy self-care practice to pick up that promises worthwhile benefits like waking you up without a fourth espresso, easing stress, and aiding digestion. Even male executives at Crate and Barrel are using essential oils before their 6ams. Essential oils are also in beard balms, so chances are, you’ve already used them.Throw a vial of orange essential oil in your pocket for a business trip or power up your diffuser with lavender for a hard night’s sleep. Here are no-fuss ways dudes should use essential oils.What Are Essential Oils?Essentially (har-har), these are concentrated oils derived from natural products like plants, flowers, and herbs. Inhaling or ingesting these oils should spur mental and physical changes from stress relief to alertness, improved digestion, headache relief, and more. The effect will depend on the oil, with each essential oil having its own remedial purpose.While a ton of medical research is being done showing essential oils’ power to help patients with thyroid cancer and improve pain, anxiety, and nausea in hospital settings, using this homeopathic remedy as an everyday supplement to improve sleep, mood, and stress is ramping in popularity.How to Use Essential OilsDiffuser: For as little as $15 you can grab an essential oil diffuser at Target and start inhaling the benefits of lavender, peppermint, and rose. Fill the diffuser with water and add a few drops of your favorite oil concentrate. The infused mist fills your bedroom, office, or living room.Candles: Essential oil candles take away the need for extra accessories and crap crowding your countertops. These candles are made with essential oils so the smell is released during burning.Oil: Perhaps the most common application of essential oils is dabbing the pure concentrate on your trigger points (i.e. temples, wrist, neck, and upper back). You don’t need a lot because the oil is powerful. Direct skin contact is, however, the most “dangerous” application in that you could experience an allergic reaction or rash if your skin has a sensitivity. This is our favorite method because it’s so darn easy to carry a small vial with you and pull out for a quick smell, dab, or drop into your drink.Cologne: A new way men are starting to use essential oils is by looking for nature-inspired, musky oils to replace their colognes. Oakland, California-based Juniper Ridge suggests adding their Coastal Pine, Desert Cedar, Cascade Forest, Redwood Mist, or White Sage oil into a plain lotion and using as a personal fragrance. “We don’t say ‘if you’re stressed out, smell this,’ but the main purpose of our oils is to connect with nature and escape to a place that you can’t physically be,” says National Sales Director, Krista Delosreyes.Best Oils for GuysNYC-based candle and diffuser boutique Gibson & Dehn has created essential oil combinations for Crate and Barrel executives and the Plaza Hotel, to name a few. Founding Member Julia Weinzimer recommends these essential oils for men: LemonDigestion and Weight Loss“We know that drinking lemon water helps with digestion, but if you put essential oil of lemon on your skin it also helps digestion, and can even aid with weight loss,” Weinzimer says. Inhaling lemon essential oil has also been proven to help cancer patients increase saliva secretion after radioactive iodine therapy. The Best American Gin Essential Oil Reason Beginner TipsWeinzimer says it shouldn’t be expensive or difficult to start using essential oils. When finding one to try, look for as few ingredients as possible, and don’t assume that the most expensive one will be the best. “Goop loves boasting essential oils for $100 dollars, but you can find one at a local Sephora,” she adds. BergamotClean Skin and Reduce Stress“Being in the citrus family, bergamot is used to reduce stress and improve skin conditions like eczema,” Weinzimer says.center_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor ChamomileImprove Mood“Chamomile is great for improving mood and prompting relaxation,” Weinzimer tells The Manual. “I’d suggest a roller ball to apply the oil on your wrist.” Editors’ Recommendations OrangeEnergyInhaling orange essential oil can feel like drinking a glass of fresh orange juice in the morning, Weinzimer explains. “My brother loves the citrus scent because he’s in finance and goes to sleep late and wakes up early. He keeps the oil in his desk.” The Best American Liqueur PeppermintEnergy and Digestion“The old wives’ tale of drinking peppermint tea to aid in digestion and boost energy is true,” Weinzimer says. “Putting the oil on your body lets it seep in, in a similar way to drinking it.” RoseReduce Anxiety“Rose improves mood and reduces anxiety,” Weinzimer says. And that’s just the beginning. Rose oil has also been linked to being an antidepressant, antiviral, a great astringent, and even an aphrodisiac. How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in Americalast_img read more

6 Simple Camping Hacks for People Who Dont Like Camping

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Bring along products like Action Wipes or HyperGo Full Body Wipes. These are essentially extra-large baby wipes designed for use by adults; use three or four of them at one time to approximate a quick shower. Combining a dollop of hand sanitizer with a large wipe can give you a decent backcountry hand washing while using one with a bit of facial cleanser is almost as good as standing at the sink.Then there’s the reliable solar shower. You fill these large pouches with water, leave them in a patch of sunlight to warm, then hang them from a tree and use gravity and a miniature shower head to give yourself a good cleansing. Or an adequate one, anyway, in my experience.And of course, it almost goes without saying that you bring lots of baby wipes with you! I usually grab a full 80-wipe packet if I’m going for a one- or two-night car camp. You never know what’s going to happen out there.Too Cold or Hot? There’s Gear for ThatWhen it’s warm out, tents tend to get hot. Like seriously unpleasantly hot. Like, even I was considering calling it quits and driving two hours home in the middle of the night this past summer because it was so damn hot.Hanging a lightweight tent fan at the top of your tent can reduce the temperature inside by multiple degrees, making a shelter much more habitable. Or you could use a Zero Breeze battery-powered portable air conditioner that’s about the size of a retro boom box and that can lower the interior of a tent (or a vehicle or small room) down to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Not that you’ll need it that cold, but you could do it if you wanted.Mr. Heater Big BuddyOn the other hand, cold weather can be as much a deterrent to camping as the heat. You can keep your reluctant camper warm with a campfire and good cold weather apparel, but once it’s time to move into the tent for the night, the fire has to stay outside and sleeping in a parka isn’t much fun.Strategically placed hand warmers are a good start and a warm bottle of water tucked into a sleeping bag helps, too. But to get things seriously toasty, get a portable propane heater like the Mr. Heater Big Buddy and enjoy a tent that’s as warm as any room in your home.Splurge on FoodDon’t skimp on your camp meals. Serve feasts and your city-dweller might just be willing to join you in the wild again in the future.Make Your Campsite a Bug-Free ZoneYes, there’s a food chain, all living things are important, etc. But few things make a camp-out less enjoyable than armies of ants, buzzing bees, ticks, mosquitoes, and Goliath Birdeater spiders. Burning sage in your campfire smells great and can help ward off some bugs, but I say you use science on the situation.Pre-treat your tent and furniture with an insect repellent rich in Permethrin (spray it onto fabrics the day before you’re headed out and give the stuff at least four hours to dry) and treat your skin with a formula that uses Picaridin. The Sawyer brand makes great examples of both. I know that because I used the stuff all summer long.Article originally published October 12, 2018. The Best Car Camping Gear for Any Season For me, the call of the wild buzzes loudly in my ears. Wait, no, that’s bees! Run!OK, let’s try again. For me, the call of the wild echoes deep in my heart. Any chance I get to get out into nature, be it for a day hike, an overnight camping trip, or a multi-day excursion, I take. I find few greater pleasures than standing atop a mountain summit or sitting beside a crackling campfire, hiking through a forest of towering trees or paddling over the open waters of the bay.For some people, however, the call of the wild is one usually sent to voicemail. Simply put, not everyone loves camping, hiking, climbing, or generally roughing it out there. And that’s fine.If you have a friend, relative, or special someone who is less-than-enthused by outdoor excursions (or if you yourself are a reluctant camper), here are a few tips and tricks that can make roughing it a bit less rough.Replace Your Sleeping Bag with Something BetterIf you don’t like tucking yourself into a sleeping bag, why not use something different? An air mattress is a good stand-by, but if you and/or your reluctant camping buddy wants to be up off the ground, just bring along a cot. The Helinox Cot Lite weighs about two and a half pounds and packs down small enough to fit into a duffel or large hiking pack, yet it can easily support an average adult’s body weight.And don’t worry, you don’t have to bring your fine linens from home. Instead, get some Camp A Peel peel-away sheets from Peel Away Labs and you can enjoy soft, waterproof, genuinely comfortable sheets that are 100-percent disposable. Sleep on the sheets for a few nights then, once you feel they’re getting a bit soiled, peel off a layer and reveal brand new sheets underneath.As for your blanket, I recommend the Klymit Versa. It offers the warmth of a sleeping bag without the encapsulation many people dislike, but there’s a nifty built-in foot box you can use if your toes get cold.Invest in Quality Camping FurnitureWhether you keep it extra lightweight with Helinox chairs and a packable table or you bring along full-sized camping chairs, make sure you have good campsite furniture so your hesitant backwoods buddy can take a load off in style out there.While I have yet to find a camping hammock in which I love spending an entire night, camping hammocks are great for naps or for simply using to chill out for a while. They pack down so small that you might as well bring one along even if you’re not sure it will get much use.Bring Products to Help Keep CleanThe biggest hang-up of many reluctant outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen is cleanliness. Back in civilization, I wash my hands at least five or six times a day, and I often shower twice daily. While out in the woods, on the other hand, I’m OK with getting pretty grimy for a few days. (Actually, I still like clean hands, which is why I self-apply much of this next advice.)Read MoreBest Car Camping Gear for Any SeasonHow to Find the Best Tent for Your Trip5 Easy Delicious Camping Meals The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware center_img It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Hang Tight with the Best Camping and Backpacking Hammocks The Best Sleeping Bags for Backpacking and Campinglast_img read more

A Stunning Montana Home Was Built to Display an Extensive Art Collection

first_imgOutside, RCR Compound is a thoughtful blending of natural and manmade materials. Stacked sandstone, vertical grain cedar, aluminum, and Corten steel-clad the exterior, creating an understated Earth-tone color palette that blends with the forest at the back of the home. The roofline tilts and cantilevers over terraces to reflect the topography of the site. The most impressive section is the central terrace where the roof juts out into an extended overhang, providing shade but also becoming an art piece in its own right.Inside, RCR Compound sprawls out over 9,000-square-feet of light-filled spaces that display the owner’s extensive art collection. Built to showcase the art, the home is decked out in wood and plaster finishes creating a warm, blank canvas for displaying paintings. Dark walnut flooring unifies the spaces throughout the home, while light hemlock on the ceilings helps to keep rooms feeling bright and open. Next Previous Matthew Millman/Carney Logan Burke Architecture Firm and Design Studio Matthew Millman/Carney Logan Burke Architecture Firm and Design StudioThere’s a challenge with building your dream home in Montana. How do you compete with the jaw-dropping beauty of the natural landscape? Add to that the need to display a museum-quality art collection inside, and it seems the architecture of the home would have to play third wheel to the perfect marriage of art and nature. That was the challenge for architectural firm Carney Logan Burke: creating a home that can hold its own, yet is subdued enough to not overshadow the impressive vistas outside and the art collection within.Built on the edge of a meadow and backed by a hilly, old-growth pine forest, RCR Compound uses Mid-Century Modern influences, multiple interconnected buildings, and a careful selection of materials to build a bridge between the landscape and the art. Located in a valley on 80-acres, the home is situated on the land so as to take advantage of the views of the grassy meadow and the mountain peaks that flank the property. The buildings that make up the compound surround an elevated terrace which offers unobstructed views of the valley as well as one of the owner’s outdoor sculptures. Matthew Millman/Carney Logan Burke Architecture Firm and Design Studio Matthew Millman/Carney Logan Burke Architecture Firm and Design Studio Matthew Millman/Carney Logan Burke Architecture Firm and Design Studio Matthew Millman/Carney Logan Burke Architecture Firm and Design Studio Matthew Millman/Carney Logan Burke Architecture Firm and Design Studio How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home Divided into public and private sections connected by a glass bridge, RCR Compound creates a balance between social areas and quiet spaces. The living spaces all flow out to a covered porch that cantilevers over the meadow. The library features its own private terrace with an angled roof that allows light to filter into the space. In the private section, the master suite and meditation room look onto an aspen grove thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. Everywhere you turn, RCR Compound is a lesson in balance. Balance between that natural and the manmade and balance between public and private spaces. Despite the beauty flooding the home inside and out, RCR Compound holds its own through a careful selection of materials and a splash of mid-century modern style.For a look at another Mid-Century Modern residence built in the 21st century, check out Riviera Residence. Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert Editors’ Recommendations Live the High Line Life at This Zaha Hadid-Designed Penthouse For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner 1 of 7 Matthew Millman/Carney Logan Burke Architecture Firm and Design Studio Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bitelast_img read more

8 SelfDefense Weapons that Men Can Realistically Carry and Use

first_img $10 from The Home Security Superstore Stun GunGuard Dog Diablo II Tactical Stung Gun FlashlightPart 320-lumen flashlight, part 5 million-volt stun gun, the Guard Dog Diablo II is a multi-functional defense tool with solid (we mean solid) stopping power. For a stun gun to be effective, it should deliver at least 1 million volts, says Top Stun Guns. This one is concealed within an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy body that is shockproof for the user. An emergency glass breaker bezel rounds out the specs. For $33, it’s a powerful yet not-too-crazy self-defense weapon that you won’t have to replace, thanks to the built-in rechargeable battery. But don’t be fooled — this is still a powerful weapon that requires training. The goal of being prepared for self-defense is to incorporate tools and protective steps into your daily schedule without creating a state of perpetual panic. No, that little old lady across the street isn’t going to attack you. That being said, it’s worth the investment to always be prepared.Save your Hattori Hanzo sword for the living room display because your legitimate arsenal of self-defense tools should be easy to carry and non-lethal. The self-defense weapons below are discreet, cost under $35, and are proven to work.As with any weapon, take time to learn how to use it. YouTube has tutorials for everything these days. If you want to really get into Patrick Swayze Road House shape, take a local self-defense class and show no fear — non-verbal cues of confidence go a long way.Pepper SpraySabre 3-in-1 Pepper Spray with Key RingWith a formula that includes CS tear gas plus UV-marking dye to aid in suspect identification,  Sabre’s 3-in-1 Pepper Spray packs maximum strength in a small bottle and is used by law enforcement across the U.S. The 10-foot range is good for 25 bursts, which is about five times more than other brands, according to Sabre. The key ring makes it easy to carry and a locking top protects from accidental discharges. Sabre uses military-grade tear gas for its pepper spray but steers clear of CN tear gas, which can burn the skin and eyes. (By the way, have you tried mace beer?) $26 from Walmart $24 from Amazon Door Stop AlarmAushen Door Stop AlarmThis isn’t a weapon, per se, but like the horn, it goes a long way with self-defense. Aushen made a door stop alarm that can be used at home and taken anywhere you travel. It’s super simple: put the door stop under your door and turn on the switch. If an intruder should try to enter, the damping rubber at the bottom will wedge under the door and the alarm will be triggered. There are high, medium, and low settings but you can max out at 120 decibels. It’s great for guys who travel for work. Keychain KnucklesBrutus Bulldog Self-Defense Keychain Knuckle WeaponThe goal is making self-defense accessible while not worrying yourself sick about what could happen. Set out for a warm-weather run or night-time dog walk with only your music and keys knowing if you tread into the wrong area you’ll be protected. Disguised as a bulldog keychain, the Brutus Bulldog Self-Defense Knuckle Weapon becomes a spiked accessory fitting around your knuckles, made to strike an oncoming assailant and pierce the skin. The ABS molded plastic is said to be unbreakable. Cat/dog ear weapons are not legal in states that do not permit brass knuckles. $15 from Sabre $9 from Amazon The Best Men’s Parkas for Braving the Cold $11 from The Home Security Superstore HornSabre Sport and Safety HornWe’re not joking. Get a horn. Audible over a half mile away, this compact horn fits in your car door (it’s only 4.75 inches tall) and is incredibly loud. This noise could startle an aggressor and make them flee. Sabre says the alarm also reduces the risk of bear attacks while hiking and camping and that periodic blasts can alert bears you’re in the area thereby decreasing aggressive, surprised behavior. An easy-to-use button makes firing simple. Keychain KubotanTactical Pointed Tip Grooved Grip KubotanWhile the Kubotan looks like a gnarly vampire stake, it has a slew of non-lethal uses for self-defense. Attach this lightweight aluminum stick to your keys for simple carry and, in the event of an attack, you can do one of the following: grip it to harden your fist for punching, use as a flailing weapon and whip your keys at the attacker, or take the Kubotan and strike your assailant’s hands and joints. In self-defense, it’s best to go for sensitive parts if accessible, like the bridge of the nose, shins, or knuckles. A well-placed strike can break bones.center_img Editors’ Recommendations $34 from The Home Security Superstore How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion Biker WhipFast Strike Biker WhipIndiana Jones had the right idea carrying a whip to fight Mola Ram. The non-lethal striking force of this Fast Strike Biker Whip was designed for quick, easy use and, most importantly, it’s lightweight to carry and conceal. You can hook it onto a pair of basketball shorts for a game at the park or tuck it into your backpack walking to class or work. Some dudes wear it like a belt on their jeans. Reaching 17-inches long, this whip was inspired by the self-defense whips used by motorcyclists. The flexible stainless steel whip is strong enough to break windows and malleable enough to curl in a pocket. Honestly, we prefer this to a gnarly baton which, used incorrectly, could cause irreparable damage. $13 from Amazon $10 from Sabre Your BodyMarine Martial Arts AppFor every time you check a social media app or your fantasy baseball team on your phone, open the Marine Martial Arts app for a quick training session in close combat. With hundreds of pages of content, this portable training manual is instructive, simple, and includes both hand-to-hand and hand-to-weapon tips. Ask your S.O. or roommate to practice before dinner to help you get the moves down.$2 from iOS App Store 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional $14 from Amazon Bundle Up Right Now With the Best Sweaters for Menlast_img read more

ARC Dedicates September to Fraud Awareness and Mitigation Education

first_imgARLINGTON, Va. – August 26, 2019 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) kicks off its second annual Fraud Awareness Month free educational webinar series on Sept. 5, helping airlines and travel agencies recognize and mitigate fraud targeted at their organizations. The webinars cover a range of topics and perspectives, including how to fight fraud through collaboration, trends in loyalty fraud, insights from law enforcement, and the latest trends in operational security. The series includes presenters from both law enforcement and the private sector. Experts from the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance, AmexGBT, Ethoca, Perseuss, Momentum Travel and ARC will share best practices on fraud prevention. “ARC is dedicated to driving greater collaboration between airlines and travel agencies because the more we collaborate, the better we are at collectively keeping fraud out of the travel ecosystem,” said Cornelius Hattingh, ARC’s director of revenue integrity. “The same fraudsters target both airlines and travel agencies and we can all benefit from knowledge sharing as we work to mitigate industry fraud.” The webinar series launches with, “Safeguarding the Air Travel Industry: ARC’s Insights and Collaboration,” where attendees will learn what ARC’s risk team does to safeguard the settlement environment and ensure revenue integrity for its stakeholders. Hattingh and ARC’s Fraud Investigations Director, Doug Nass, will provide stats, insights, and trends while discussing ARC’s anti-fraud initiatives. Registration information about September’s free webinar series is available online.  About ARC: An industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence, ARC provides channel-agnostic tools and insights to help the global travel community connect grow and thrive. ARC enables the diverse retailing strategies of its customers by providing flexible settlement solutions, innovative technology and access to the world’s most comprehensive air transaction dataset. In 2018, ARC settled $94.8 billion in transactions between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 295 million passenger trips. For more information, please visit read more

A Quick Guide to Wine Dryness Why It Tastes Sweet When It

first_img What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals Gamay Noir Wine Is a Cult Classic That’s Here to Stay Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley Editors’ Recommendations Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region JP Valery/UnsplashHaving worked in wine for well over a decade, including countless hours in tasting rooms, I used to hear it all the time: Yuck, this is too sweet. Little did the taster know, he was drinking a bone-dry Pinot Noir. As in, absolutely zero residual sugar and therefore no sweetness. They were likely just picking up riper, richer fruit notes typical of a warmer vintage or particular barrel regimen. So we wanted to settle one thing: What exactly is sweet, and what is dry in a wine?A Quick Guide to Residual SugarIn most red wines, there is little to no residual sugar — the amount of sugar left over after fermentation, when yeast is gobbling up sugar and turning it into alcohol. These wines ferment until dry (no sugar remaining) and then get pressed and, quite often, put to barrel. With white wines, generally speaking, there is some room for residual sugar. It’s measured in grams per liter and can run anywhere from an off-dry Champagne with a touch of leftover sugar to a candy-sweet dessert wine or ice wine, with a whopping 300 grams/liter (or, 30% residual sugar content). It all depends on style and how the sugar interacts with the rest of the wine.Royal Tokaji Wine Company(You can read more about the wine with the world’s highest amount of residual sugar, Royal Tokaji’s Essencia, here.)Winemaker Matt Berson of Love & Squalor in the Willamette Valley considers it all a balancing act. He works closely with Riesling, a white grape known for producing beautiful wines spanning the sweetness spectrum. He says his Rieslings are all dry, but contain a smidge of sugar. “If they didn’t, our customers would run screaming to their dentist,” Berson says. “You have to balance out that devious hit of acid with a hint of sweetness or the whole thing won’t balance.”“It’s like a margarita. It’s no good without a splash of triple sec or simple syrup, he continues. “But with that little hint of sweet, man, you can drink them all night long.” Famed winemaker Ernst Loosen famously called Riesling the margarita of the wine world. He’s one of the biggest names in a place — the Mosel, along the French and German border — beloved for its Rieslings. Because Riesling is primarily fruity, it can be mistaken for sweet, even while dry. “Ripe fruit flavors make our brain think of sweetness, and sugar is what our primitive brains are craving for our cave-person energy,” Berson says. There’s a bravado to it all as well. But as any wise soul knows, there’s nothing wimpy about enjoying something with a little bit of sweetness. The Old World’s been at it for ages, with things like Port, Tokaji, Lambrusco, and more. “Americans in particular are driving this dry thing into the ground, but we still consume oceans of soda, which has more sugar than any of the alcoholic beverages you’re demanding.”For a handy wine dryness visual, check out this chart from the folks at Wine Folly.last_img read more

Hang Tight with the Best Camping and Backpacking Hammocks

first_img It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt When it comes to relaxing, hammocks really have the market cornered. There’s nothing like gently swinging in a warm breeze with a great book and a camp cocktail. With lightweight fabrics, we can take our hammocks camping or even replace our backpacking tent.Best Camping HammocksKammok Roo Double HammockThe Roo Double hammock from Kammok is lightweight but strong at the same time, maxing out at a 500-pound load. You can easily fit a significant other or possible the whole family in at that rating. The Roo still packs down small to the size of a Nalgene water bottle. The Kanga Claw carabiners can withstand 5,000 pounds of force. These hook to the Python webbing slings that spread the weight over a wider area on the tree. 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Eno Sub6 HammockEmpty space in the car or an empty pocket in your backpacking bag just screams for a lightweight hammock. The Sub6 from Eno weighs less than 6 ounces and packs down tiny. It still has a 300-pound rating to support you after too much camp food. Both ends are held up but an ultralight toggle put through a loop on the straps; much lighter than a carabiner, though it still can be hung with clips. Add a ProFly Sil Rain Tarp and you can sleep outside completely out of the elements. Just for FunMelloShipWhat about those poor hammocks restricted to the backyard, offered only a glimpse of the campsite once in a while? The MelloShip is here to change that. The MelloShip is not a hammock itself but a boat for hammocks. Take any of the hammocks in this article and string them up on this double-pontooned boat. The whisper-quiet electric motor charges through solar and gently takes you anywhere you want to go. GPS-controlled steering can be pre-programmed for routes up to four miles. We don’t advise falling asleep while driving a boat, but with the MelloShip, it would be hard not to. Editors’ Recommendations 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags Learn More The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits $499 from Swayy $60 from Amazon $160 from Amazon $70 from Walmartcenter_img Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip HammockWhen we’re talking about backpacking with hammocks, Hennessy is one of the original names in the game. The Asym Zip is an all-in-one solution with hammock, bug netting, and rainfly so you can hammock camp anywhere in any weather. The Asym Zip features as asymmetrical design so you can lay diagonally across the hang line, with better support for your lower back and knees. A zipper option gives you easy access where the mesh meets the hammock. There’s also the overlapping bottom entry option to save weight. The Asym Zip holds 250 pounds and comes with straps. Hennessy offers free upgrades to longer straps if you need them. Warbonnet Outdoors Original Blackbird HammockAnother original in the hammock camping space, the Blackbird is a favorite of hammock campers and thru-hikers. It’s available in the Dream-Tex fabric, a strong, soft, cotton-like material made specifically for hammocks. A two-square-foot storage shelf inside gives a bit of room for necessities so they’re not on top of your face. The 15.75-ounce hammock can hold up to 350 pounds and has three different suspension options of increasing weight ranging from $15 up to $46. For camping when the temperature drops, partial-length Yeti and full-length Wookie under-quilts are available. Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Mosquito Net HammockTo completely outfit yourself for a backpacking trip can be expensive so a whole one-person shelter for under $100 is a screaming deal. The Skeeter Beeter doesn’t come with a tarp but any tarp can be pitched over the two ridge-lines, which hold up the bug mesh so it’s out of your face but still keeps the no-see-ums and mosquitos out. It comes with two 10-foot pieces of cord and two nautical grade carabiners to hang anywhere you like. $70 from Moosejaw $155 from Warbonnet Outdoors Therm-a-Rest Slacker Single HammockTherm-a-Rest is well known for sleeping pads but also makes other rest-related items like hammocks and sleeping bags. The Slacker hammock is the perfect addition to the backyard or car camping kit. The soft polyester fabric has more stretch than the commonly-used nylon and dries faster. A lightweight aluminum carabiner on either end makes for fast setup. The Slacker supports up to 400 pounds and comes in single or double sizes. $70 from Moosejaw $70 from Amazon The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure Best Backpacking HammocksSwayy Eira Insulated HammockOne of the problems with sleeping in a hammock is CBS, aka Cold Butt Syndrome. On a hot summer’s day, a cool breeze might be welcome but it’s the last thing you want on a cold night backpacking. Swayy Insulated Hammocks solves this problem with the all-in-one Eira hammock system.The system starts with a strong hammock, capable of holding 400 pounds and comfortable to sleep in. Below that are two tubular baffles holding water-resistant, butt-warming 800 fill power DownTek down. The down baffles are wrapped in wind-resistant Luxon fabric with just enough breathability to prevent moisture build-up. The whole thing zips on top like a sleeping bag. Finally, a waterproof rainfly rolls out of an integrated ridgeline. CBS sufferers, rejoice. $70 from REIlast_img read more

The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Surf’s up … in Iceland? Travel to the opposite pole with Under an Arctic Sky and watch as six fearless (and perhaps a little reckless, but definitely fun-loving) surfers shred the coast of Iceland. During a storm. The movie is a heartfelt look at a dangerous sport in one of the most unforgiving, yet gorgeous places on Earth.Watch NowJack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (2017-Present)Speaking of real-life travels through foreign countries, imagine if you were vacationing with your dad? Comedian Jake Whitehall drags his father, Michaels, around on unlikely adventures that force them both out of their comfort zones. Their difference in tastes causes some interesting (and often funny) disagreements. For example: One of them wants to stay in a hostel. The other wants to stay in a five-star hotel. Who do you think wins? The first season follows the hilarious duo through Southeast Asia.Watch NowCraving something heartier? Check out the best food documentaries and series streaming on Netflix right now. If you like all kinds of docs, we’ve got you covered (or maybe you’re just really into crime docs and action flicks). Our brother site, Digital Trends, also has an overall guide on the best movies and shows. If you’re reading this, you’re staring at a screen. Wouldn’t you rather be exploring the world than the internet?Get inspired by the best travel and adventure documentaries streaming on Netflix right now. Sure, we’re asking you to stare at a different screen when you watch these movies and shows. But after you view stunning panoramic shots of the United States’ National Parks, entrees from far-off countries, and feats of human bravery, you won’t be able to help yourself — you’ll have to get off the couch. Or at least, you’ll have to start planning your next adventure for when the weather warms up.Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013-2018) Will You Need a Passport to Fly Within the U.S. Next Year? 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read How can we talk about worldly flicks without mentioning Werner Herzog? The German filmmaker blessed with a velvety smooth narrating voice teamed up with long-time collaborator and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger for another captivating documentary. Destination? The South Pole. Rather than focus on the wildlife found in Antarctica — yeah, penguins are cute, we get it — Encounters at the End of the World is a deep dive into the human population that works and lives on Earth’s most relentless continent: the resilient men and women who research the biology and geography that make up the bottom part of our globe. Highlights include volcanoes, ice caves, icebergs, okay, yes, some “fluffy penguins,” and a chilly rooftop concert.Watch NowUnder an Arctic Sky (2017)center_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now While the late, great Anthon Bourdain’s original acclaimed series, No Reservations, focused on the culinary scene of each location, Parts Unknown is a more encompassing look at the cultures, people, and history that make up the lesser-known gems in our big, beautiful world. Bourdain’s famed background as a chef means the series has an edible slant, so foodies will enjoy Parts Unknown as much as adventure-hungry travelers. The 12th and final season of Parts Unknown debuted on CNN in fall 2018, so the 11th season came to Netflix in December 2019.Watch NowTales by Light (2015-Present) The year 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Parks Service, a federal program that has saved such treasures as Yellowstone and Yosemite for public use. National Parks Adventure, an ambitious documentary from filmmaker Greg MacGillivray and narrated by the one-and-only Robert Redford, explores the history and modern landscape of America’s precious natural assets. Artist Rachel Pohl, mountaineer Conrad Anker, and photographer Max Lowe lead the journey on camera from glaciers in Montana to the spectacle of Utah’s natural arches. Warning: This film will trigger severe travel envy, which can only be treated by planning your own trip to a national park.Watch NowThe Dawn Wall (2017)El Capitan in Yosemite is one of the most famous climbing destinations and the Dawn Wall, so named because it is the first thing in the valley to be illuminated in the morning, had never been free-climbed (the act of using equipment only to protect from falls, not to assist in climbing) until Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgensen took it on. The documentary explains the years of training and each climber’s motivation for attempting the world-record climb.Watch NowMountain (2017)Speaking of climbing — why do we even do this? Isn’t a bit odd that we consider scaling mountains a recreational activity? Humanity’s urge to explore the highest reaches of the Earth is discussed in the aptly named Mountain. Director Jennifer Peedam and photographer/mountaineer Renan Ozturk showcase the most astonishing peaks and valleys to the soundtrack that is Willem Dafoe reading from Mountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane. The documentary is more experiential than educational, but inspirational nonetheless.Watch NowPedal the World (2015)What’s more intense than spending an entire year cycling across 22 different countries? Filming yourself while you’re doing it. Felix Starck’s self-produced documentary of his journey will have you itching to try something similar.Watch NowLosing Sight of Shore (2017)The flight between California and Australia is long and grueling — now imagine rowing the Pacific Ocean. A team of four women known as the Coxless Crew share the 8,446-mile, nine-month adventure and all the challenges, fun, and fulfillment they encounter. If that wasn’t exhilarating enough, the team also raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer research and awareness in the process.Watch NowFishpeople (2017)Speaking of the ocean, our planet’s big patches of blue are a source of inspiration and challenge for humans. Surfer-turned-director Keith Malloy highlights people all around the world that have a special relationship with the sea, from swimmers to divers to photographer. After watching this Patagonia doc, you’ll feel the need to head get in touch with the shores too.Watch NowEncounters at the End of the World (2007) All of the most potent documentary films, in-depth magazine features, and stirring non-fiction works have someone to thank: the person behind the camera. Photographers are often left out of the spotlight because they’re too busy searching for the next perfect shot (and, you know, taking it). Tales By Light, which began as a short series from Canon and evolved into a partnership with National Geographic, introduces you to one amazing photographer in each episode and takes you along his or her next journey to capture elusive wildlife, unique communities, and heartfelt themes. The almost metaphysical look through the lens at another person looking through a lens encourages you to see the subject matter in a slightly different light (no pun on the show name intended).Watch NowNational Parks Adventure (2016) Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Drawing Fortune at Shrines in Japan 22

first_img Musubi-dokoroIn order to tie it easily, fold omikuji twice vertically.The omikuji has god’s word on it. When tying, be careful not to rip it. There are no rules in way to make knots. Just make sure you do not hurt it, or tie it loosely. The important fact is that you tied it with heart.As a SouvenirWell, it’s not necessary to tie it there as a matter of fact. You can bring it home. It’ll be a nice souvenir, no doubt! Last time at Drawing Fortune at Shrines in Japan (1/2) we explained how to take Omikuji. This time we are going to tie it to “Musubi-dokoro”. “Musubi” means “tying” and “dokoro” stands for “place”.Locals tie Omikuji to “Musubi-dokoro” with gratitude to god who had given them advise, in cases there were curses on the piece of paper. Let’s learn how to do it!last_img read more

【SHOUTENGAI】Make your Trip More Fascinative Photo Studio photo kanon

first_imgWalk along the Shoutengai for 7 minutes.You can find “photo kanon”, the photo studio of Togoshi-Ginza Shoutengai. From this spring, they made a shelf called “カメラバコ(camera box)” which we can meet and touch Japanese historical cameras. Blue is expressed strongly with this film. For persons who value atmosphere. (FIJUFILM) “PRO 400H” Nikomat You can take beautiful pictures even at dark places with this film. Useful for sightseeing.”NATURA1600″At “photo kanon”, you can see sample pictures of each film to check colors. It helps you when ordering to develop pictures taken by film camera.This camera box area also shows us the owner’s aime: “Produce a place people can talk about photography” and “Develop pictures by using each film’s characteristic””Developing your pictures” makes your trip more attractiveWe can’t part travel and photography. Everyone can take pictures easily and beautiful these days. However we seldom develop all the pictures we took.”It’s “mottainai” to leave pictures on your computer without developing” said the owner.”By developing, we can see our moments. We can show it to our friends, family, or anybody we want. I think developing pictures makes our trip more attractive.”You only wait 1 hour to get your pictures developed and printed at “photo kanon”.When you visit Togoshi-Ginza Shoutengai, why don’t you order developing and printing at “photo kanon” and do sightseeing while waiting?Let’s step up 1 more from just “taking pictures” during your trip by printing your memories at “photo kanon”!Informationphoto kanon Togoshi-Ginza storeAddress: 2chome 1-3 Togoshi Shinagawa-ku TokyoOpen: weekdays 9:30-20:00, weekends 10:00-20:00Close:ThursdayWi-Fi: unavailableCredit card: availableLanguage: Printing order machine has English menuAccess : 4 minutes walk from Togoshi station exit A2 of Toei Asakusa line/ 7 minutes walk from Togoshi Ginza station exit1 of Tokyu Ikegami linePrice reference: Digital camera, 35m film print (KG size) 38JPY for one picture/ 35m film realization 580JPY for one rollPhone: 03-5742-1041Official web site: (Japanese) Zakkas for enjoy our life with camerasThere are a lot of zakkas* related to photography and camera in this shop.*Zakka…It’s the term for everything and anything that spruces up your home, life and outlook. (Quoted from The New York Times)”All I’m selling is the things to enjoy photography. There are no special things but we can use in our daily life.” said Mr.近, the owner. Their zakkas have high functionality and they are very charming! I’m sure you can enjoy shopping here. Palm sizeWe often see the name of “NIKON” in the world. The owner Mr.近 set this shelf because he wants to show Japanese historical film camera culture. And he said “This is interesting, even if you won’t buy them”.Renewal for becoming the gathering place of photo loversToday, many people take pictures with their smart phones and digital cameras. However, Japanese photo studios mainly developed films until early 2000. PENTAX Auto 110 For example, camera straps we can find at photo kanon are different form usual straps camera company sells.The straps you see in the picture above are made by hands and each of them has each color pattern. So they are one and only. Some Japanese people enjoy wearing camera with their favorite strap as a part of fashion.Camera bags as well. Photo kanon sells bags which we can use in our daily life, not typical black camera bags. The bag in this picture has cushion inside to protect camera.They thought “It would be nice if people send their picture with message by using the letter paper as its frame.”It would be unique souvenir if you send your picture with message by this letter set to your friend, family or lover during your trip or when you come back.You can do more than choosing cameras at photo kanonBeside zakka, there are many things to help you enjoy photography in many ways.”Gallery” :See pictures expressed by Japanese wayAt “photo kanon”, there are exhibitions anytime. The contents change every two weeks and you can see over 30 exhibitions for a year.Each country has each sense of beauty and way of express it. “Visitors from other countries can notice the difference when they see our exhibition” said the owner.He also said that the pictures taken by other countries photographer express the world directly while Japanese people take pictures directly but with also other view.  Maybe you can find Japanese unique identity through seeing those pictures.Meeting with historical cameras “カメラバコ (Camera bako, Camera box)” Natural color. For persons who like taking portraits and natural color.(kodak) “Ektar 100” “photo kanon” before renewalThis is former “photo kanon” which was a  Japanese typical traditional photo studio. The “FUJICOLOR” sign board was outstanding and to show their fast developing speed, they put a clock in front. We could see machines and employees who were developing pictures. They were selling some films and photo albums.However, digital cameras became widespread. The decreasing of film selling caused big damage to small photo studios. It also hit “photo kanon” and they renewed their studio to get out from the situation on October 10th, 2008.”At that time, I didn’t see the characteristic of each films. We didn’t talk with our clients about photography.” The owner reflect it and use it this time to make a place where photography lover can gather. He develop pictures how his clients want, made the gallery to show pictures, and started selling zakkas to help people enjoy taking pictures.Why is “photo kanon” still selling films?”photo kanon” sells film cameras even after the renewal.Today, we input pictures which we took  into the computer, we modify, and print them by ourselves. This is convenient, but because of this convenience, we get less opportunities to show our pictures to other people.Pictures taken by film cameras are not easy to handle. So many people who use film cameras have their own favorite.Visitors of “photo kanon” become friends and go out together to take pictures or they do exhibition together.”Film camera has its own color which digital cameras cannot express. And pictures taken by these cameras spreads widely in various directions. It connects people. As a owner of photo studio, I want to help people connect each other to protect the culture of  photography.”last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook At long last, a very small fraction of the world has seen Ricky Tollman’s hotly-anticipated “Rob Ford movie” Run This Town — and many say the film is everything it’s cracked up to be.The 99-minute-long political dramedy premiered on Saturday at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas, just shy of one year after The Hollywood Reporter first broke news of its existence.Actors Nina Dobrev (Canadian), Scott Speedman (Canadian) and Mena Massoud (Canadian and also Disney’s new Aladdin) sparked a frenzy on the red carpet alongside the film’s star, Ben Platt, who is not Canadian but still seems pretty cool Twitter Run This Town Login/Register With:last_img read more

Tips for changing how your business searches for staffers

first_imgNEW YORK — Many small business owners are changing how they look for staffers because the tried-and-true methods may no longer work with a shrinking labour pool and changing work force demographics.Here are some tips from owners and HR professionals:— Keep at it. “Recruiting has to be a daily part of your business. If you wait until you need people, you’re going to end up in trouble,” says Andy Pittman, CEO of ShelfGenie, a franchise company that designs and installs shelving for homeowners.Owners should also have a list of people they’re interested in hiring, even if they don’t openings, says Michael Timmes, a consultant with HR provider Insperity, He suggests combing websites like LinkedIn to find possible candidates.— Look for off-the-beaten-track ways of finding potential candidates. Pittman suggests taking rides with Uber or other car services and chatting with drivers, many of whom are working several jobs. They might be interested in something different or with steadier hours.— Be flexible about the interview process. Sam Cross, who owns Broad Street, a home care agency, is willing to travel to where his potential hires are instead of having them come to his Chicago office. And he’ll meet with them on weekends if necessary.“We’re not going to let anything stop us from figuring out how we can meet them as quickly as possible,” he says.— Be honest about your company. Adam Stetzer has some of his staffers meet with top job candidates, and gives the employees carte blanche to discuss the company’s problems as well as its upsides. Stetzer, owner of digital marketing company HubShout, doesn’t want something about the business to make a new hire leave.“They’re going to learn about it anyway,” he says._____For more small business news, insights and inspiration, sign up for our free weekly newsletter here: Joyce Rosenberg at . Her work can be found here: M. Rosenberg, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Crews responding to house fire in Charlie Lake

first_img Fire Fighters are working to extinguish a fire in Shady Acres Trailer Park – John Luke Keiper CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Fire and Fort St. John Fire Department are responding to a house fire in the Shady Acres Trailer Park.The fire was reported by eyewitnesses to have started at around 5 p.m. Five fire trucks from the Charlie Lake Fire Department and Fort St. John are on scene fighting the fire.We understand the fire has only affected only one home in the trailer park. Residents are asked to stay away from the area to allow emergency crews the room they need to fight the fire.As we get more information we will update this story. Fire Fighters from Charlie Lake and Fort St. John are fighting the fire in Shady Acres Trailer Park. Fire Fighters from Charlie Lake and Fort St. John are fighting the fire in Shady Acres Trailer Park. 1 of 3 last_img read more

Urban Bangalore gives cold response to LS polls

first_imgBengaluru: Almost half of Bangalore’s urban voters didn’t vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, as voter turnout in India’s tech hub continued to remain stagnant and the lowest in Karnataka. “Comparison of voting percentage in the city’s three Lok Sabha constituencies and its 28 Assembly segments during the parliamentary and Assembly elections shows no change in the apathy of the urban electorate in exercising their democratic rights,” a poll official told IANS on Friday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Out of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka, fourteen seats in the state’s central and southern regions went to the polls on Thursday. The average voter turnout in the city was 53.87 per cent, with Bangalore North registering 54.63 per cent, Bangalore Central 53.53 per cent and Bangalore South 53.47 per cent. “In contrast, Bangalore Rural polled 64.07 per cent, although the rural constituency is 40-50 km from the city centre,” admitted the official. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Interestingly, in the Assembly elections held on May 12, 2018, the apathy of the urban voters was by and large the same in the city’s 28 Assembly seats under 3 parliamentary constituencies. “The average turnout of Bangalore Urban in the Assembly elections was 54.72 per cent, while in Bangalore Rural it was 84.03 per cent,” recalled the official. In the 2014 general elections, the average turnout in Bangalore was 55.97 per cent, with Bangalore North registering 56.53 per cent, Bangalore Central 55.64 per cent and Bangalore South 55.75 per cent. “It is unfortunate that about half of Bangalore’s electorate of 72.69 lakh don’t care to vote in either Lok Saba or Assembly elections despite being registered voters in the city. “We need to find out the reasons for the low turnout in the city despite the best efforts of the poll panel to educate, promote and encourage the voters about exercising their franchise,” Congress official K.E. Radhakrishnan told IANS. According to the final electoral list for the 2019 general elections, Bangalore North has the highest number of registered voters in the city and the state — 28,48,402 — while Bangalore Central has 22,04,853 voters and Bangalore South 22,15,533 voters. In contrast, Bangalore Rural has 22,15,533 voters.last_img read more

Driss Lachgar Links Rif Protests to Arab Spring

Rabat – The Secretary General of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), Driss Lachgar, has stated that the protests in the Rif region are the remnants of the “Arab Spring.”The statement of Driss Lachgar came during a speech he delivered on May 20 at the 10th National Congress of his party, USFP. He said that the “current phase requires vigilance through listening to the sufferings of the citizens and not neglecting their economic and social aspirations.”Lachgar drew a direct connection between the state of popular protests in the northern Rif area of Morocco to the “Arab Spring,” and pointed out that “Morocco has gone through the difficult stage by adopting a constitutional formula that protects Democratic transition.” The Secretary-General of the USFP discussed his party’s position in the coalition government and said the relationship must be characterized by “respected and positive interaction.”He then pointed out that his party aligns itself with the alleviation of the difficult economic and social conditions of citizens, noting that this puts his party at the “heart of reforms and not on the margins.”Lachgar also stated that the government should be “more ambitious” by “breaking into fields” that are considered difficult. He contended that Morocco should free itself from the “obsession of accountability.”In this context, the USFP leader criticized the previous government for expanding the horizons of “social decline for Moroccans” before wondering: “Can another policy be adopted to consolidate comprehensive development?” read more

Mozambique UN food agency faces severe shortfall in relief funding

With 170,000 Mozambicans still facing severe food shortages after two consecutive years of floods, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said it had received only a fraction of the funding required to provide relief to the southern African nation.The agency announced that only $900,000 has been furnished for its emergencyoperation in Mozambique, while another $3.2 million is still urgently needed.“We are facing another rainy season and yet we still have to feed tens of thousands of people who continue to suffer from the effects of flooding over the last two years,” said Angela Van Rynbach, WFP’s Representative in Mozambique. She noted that many families lacked adequate food to see them through to the next harvest. “We hope donors will continue to be generous with this vital assistance to Mozambique.”Facing poor prospects for this year’s crops, Mozambicans have resorted to selling off their few assets in order to buy food at inflated prices, according to WFP, which is working with other UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on a range of relief measures.“In the midst of helping communities to recover from the devastating effects of previous floods, we are also having to prepare to respond to any further crises during this rainy season by pre-positioning food and other items in areas prone to flooding,” said Ms. Van Rynbach.At the height of the crisis in 2001, WFP was feeding 230,000 people in Mozambique. Over the past year, the agency has distributed over 18,000 tonnes of food to victims of the country’s flood emergency. read more

Fed minutes Officials cautious about raising rates amid low inflation overseas risks

Fed minutes: Officials cautious about raising rates amid low inflation, overseas risks FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks with reporters at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its Jan 27-28 meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Feb 18, 2015 12:16 pm MDT WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve officials struggled last month to assess when economic data might prompt them to raise interest rates from record lows — and how best to convey their intentions to investors.Minutes of the Fed’s Jan. 27-28 meeting released Wednesday suggest that policymakers aren’t ready to start raising rates anytime soon, with some expressing concerns about excessively low inflation, lingering weakness in the U.S. job market and economic threats overseas.The Fed’s benchmark interest rate has been near zero since December 2008.Many officials “observed that a premature increase in rates might damp the apparent solid recovery in real activity and labour market conditions,” said the minutes, released after a customary three-week delay.Analysts said they believed the minutes made a June rate hike less likely, given the concerns expressed by various Fed officials about the state of the economy.“A fair number of policymakers still want reassurance that growth will remain strong and inflation will return to the 2 per cent target before beginning the normalization process,” said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.He added that the minutes raised the odds that the first rate hike will be delayed until September or possibly even later.Wall Street investors reacted favourably to the minutes. Losses in the stock market eased and bond prices rose, pulling the yield on the 10-year note down to 2.07 per cent from 2.14 per cent late Tuesday.The minutes indicate that policymakers were worried about dropping the word “patient” to describe how long they were willing to wait, fearing that financial markets might overreact. They also were unable to determine what exactly they needed to see in economic data to begin normalizing monetary policy. What they did agree on was that “it would be difficult to specify in advance an exhaustive list of economic indicators and the values that these indicators would need to take.”On one hand, job growth has been encouraging. The government reported earlier this month that the economy created 257,000 jobs in January, wrapping up the strongest three months for hiring in 17 years. The unemployment rate rose to 5.7 per cent, up from 5.6 per cent in December, but the increase came for a good reason. People who had become discouraged and dropped out of the labour market resumed looking for work.The 5.7 per cent unemployment rate is close to the Fed’s goal of maximum employment, which it pegs currently at 5.2 per cent to 5.5 per cent unemployment.But Fed officials noted that wage growth has remained weak even as the unemployment rate has fallen. They also discussed at length their concerns about stubbornly low inflation, which remains below the Fed’s 2 per cent target. Several officials warned that the credibility of that target could be undermined if they raised rates despite low inflation.Fed officials outlined various overseas threats to U.S. growth, including a stronger dollar, slowing growth in big economies like China and political tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine. read more

Unilever reviewing options after Kraft Heinz withdraws bid

Unilever reviewing options after Kraft Heinz withdraws bid NEW YORK, N.Y. – Unilever is reviewing options after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer.The owner of brands including Hellman’s and Lipton says it is “conducting a comprehensive review of options available” to boost shareholder value quickly. It expects the review to be completed by early April, but did not specify what it might entail.Unilever and Kraft Heinz said in a joint press release on Sunday that Kraft Heinz had “amicably” abandoned its offer.The deal that was withdrawn would have combined Kraft Heinz products such as Oscar Mayer, Jell-O and Velveeta with Unilever’s stable of brands, which include food as well as other consumer goods like Dove soap and Vaseline. The merged company would have rivaled Nestle as the world’s biggest packaged food maker by sales.Shifting tastes are partly driving more deal-making in the food industry as smaller food makers market products that seem more wholesome. In turn, major packaged food companies are being forced to dig deeper to find cost efficiencies or tap into new markets.Shares of Unilever PLC, which has a head office in London, rose more than 2 per cent in Wednesday premarket trading on the New York Stock Exchange. It has multiple stock listings. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 22, 2017 7:28 am MDT Last Updated Feb 22, 2017 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Calls for urgent investigation to explain 20000 additional deaths

Show more Researchers have called for an urgent investigation to find an explanation for more than 20,000 ‘additional deaths’ so far this year, amid severe pressure on the NHS.Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that in the first sixteen weeks of the year, there were 20,215 more deaths in England and Wales compared to the previous five years.In March, academics raised concerns that Britain was facing a rise in mortality and argued that “health chiefs are failing to investigate a clear pattern of worsening health outcomes”, in an editorial for the British Medical Journal (BMJ).The piece centred on the finding that there were 10,000 ‘additional deaths’ in the first seven weeks of the year and concluded “that neither ‘flu, nor cold weather appeared to be the main cause.”Now the authors have now updated their findings to account for fresh statistics covering the first sixteen weeks of the year.Their response, published on the BMJ website this week, argues that the latest statistics “sadly provide little reassurance of this being a ‘blip’ as some have suggested.”There were 198,943 deaths in the first sixteen weeks of 2018, compared to an average of 178,778 deaths in the same period over the previous five years. The rise represents an 11.3 per cent increase on the five year average.The weekly average for the same period was 12,434 deaths, ahead of the five year average of 11,174. The 20,215 figure is equivalent to an ‘additional death’ every eight minutes throughout the first sixteen weeks of the year. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The editorial was authored by Professor Danny Dorling of the University of Oxford and Dr. Lucinda Hiam of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prof Dorling advocated a government enquiry, tells The Daily Telegraph: “We would like is an urgent investigation by the House of Commons health select committee.”The Department of Health and Social Care is not taking the slowdown in improvements in mortality seriously. The figures for this year make the case for an investigation both stronger and more urgent with each passing day.”Following the publication of the initial study in March, the authors wrote to Sarah Wollaston MP, chair of the Health Select Committee in the House of Commons. She was unavailable for comment when contacted by The Daily Telegraph this week.A Department for Health and Social Care spokesperson said: “We keep all research in this area under review, but the ‘age standardised mortality rate’ – which had been broadly stable in recent years – is considered a much more reliable measure, as this type of research doesn’t take into account fluctuations in population numbers and the ageing population.”An ageing population is one of numerous factors placing increased pressure on NHS services. There are one million more people over the age of 65 than five years ago, leading to an increased demand for medical care.The number of doctors and nurses has increased over the last decade, but staff increases haven’t matched the pace of the growth in demand for health services.Earlier this month, it has emerged that 450,000 patients in England had missed breast cancer screenings due to a computer error and the number of operations cancelled at the last-minute is at the highest rate since 1994. read more

Carers convicted of teenagers murder after she vanished 20 years ago

Edward Cairney, 77, from Inverkip, arrives at the High Court in Glasgow where he is on trial for the murder of Margaret Fleming Two carers have been convicted of murdering a 19-year-old woman whose death they covered up for 20 years and whose body vanished “from the face of the Earth”.Edward Cairney, 77, and Avril Jones, 59, killed Margaret Fleming in December 1999 or January of the following year.The authorities only became suspicious in October 2016 when concerns were raised about a benefits claim made by Jones on Ms Fleming’s behalf.Jurors found the couple murdered her by unknown means between December 18 1999 and January 5 2000 at their home in Inverkip, Inverclyde, or elsewhere in Scotland, and then tried to cover up the crime for almost 18 years.Jones was convicted unanimously of fraudulently claiming £182,000 in benefits by pretending Ms Fleming, who would now have been in her late 30s, was alive.After a seven-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow, the jury took around three hours over two days to reach their majority verdict on the murder charge. The pair will be sentenced on July 17. “For many years, Cairney and Jones kept up the pretence that Margaret was still alive, going as far as to write letters claiming to be from her.”Margaret was described as being a funny, caring young woman who, despite having some mild learning difficulties, just wanted to be liked and to have friends.”He added: “The treatment which she was subjected to can only be described as horrific and the conditions in which she lived in were utterly disgusting and uninhabitable.”For Cairney and Jones to continue the charade that she was still alive for all these years is abhorrent, with one of their reasons for doing so being for financial gain.”We will never know just how Margaret was killed. What we do know is that she lived her last days in what can only be described as a living hell. She must have felt that she was alone in the world with no one coming to help her which is just heartbreaking to think of.” On January 5 the following year Jones told her mother that Margaret had ran off with travellers. As the inquiry progressed, it appeared something “sinister” had happened and she may have come to harm.Specialist search teams combed the cottage where she lived and excavated its grounds for clues to help track her down and her carers were arrested in October 2017.During their trial, which began in April this year, Ms Fleming was described by prosecutors as a “friendless and lonely” young woman who had significant difficulties.She went to live at the Seacroft home of the accused following the death of her father when she was a teenager after those closest to her “didn’t want her”.Holding them jointly responsibility for the death, the Crown claimed the couple “literally got away with murder for 16 years”.Prosecutors argued their fabricated stories to explain Ms Fleming’s absence became increasingly “farcical” as they tried to reconcile claims she was both working as a gangmaster and capable of travelling overseas, and that she was someone with major difficulties requiring a number of benefits. Edward Cairney, 77, from Inverkip, arrives at the High Court in Glasgow where he is on trial for the murder of Margaret FlemingCredit:PA Margaret Fleming was murdered by her carers Margaret Fleming was murdered by her carersCredit:PA Police launched an investigation after it became apparent in October 2016 that Ms Fleming was missing. Routine social services inquiries were said to have sparked concerns over her whereabouts.It emerged the last independent sighting of Ms Fleming was when Jones’ brother Richard saw her on 17 December, 1999. She did not join the rest of the family for Christmas dinner the following week. Detective Superintendent Paul Livingstone, the senior investigating officer in the case, said: “Margaret was a very vulnerable young woman who was manipulated, abused, neglected and ultimately murdered by the two people who should have been looking after her. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Exploration budgets rise 19 in 2018 EV interest spikes cobalt and lithium

first_imgS&P Global Market Intelligence report highlights global nonferrous exploration budgets increased for the second consecutive year, up 19% year-over-year. Key takeaways:•Global nonferrous exploration budget increased 19% to $10.1 billion•Junior exploration companies budgets increased by 35%•Number of active exploration companies increased for first time since 2012 — up 8% to 1,651•Cobalt & lithium budgets continue to rise, up 500% since 2015•Canada, Australia and the U.S. all record above-average increases.Mark Ferguson, Associate Director of Metals & Mining Research at S&P Global Market Intelligence, says: “Improved metals prices and margins since 2016 have encouraged producers to expand their organic efforts the past two years. Over the same period, equity market support for the junior explorers has improved, leading to an uptick in the number and size of completed financings. This allowed the group to increase exploration budgets by 35% in 2018.“Our data does show that, despite these improvements, the level of equity market support and industry-wide exploration efforts remain far below peak levels recorded from 2010 to 2012.”The improved investment environment has, for the first time since 2012, finally resulted in more dormant companies resuming exploration efforts and new entrants into the industry. The 1,651 companies actively exploring in 2018 is 8% more than the 1,535 companies with budgets in 2017. However, the 2018 total is still about 900 companies less than in 2012, representing a one-third culling of active explorers over the past five years.Global attention on raw material needs for the Electric Vehicle revolution has attracted significant interest from the exploration sector.  Exploration budgets for cobalt and lithium, key commodities for a variety of batteries, have collectively risen by more than 500% since 2015, including an 82% increase this year. However, these allocations remain relatively small when compared with planned exploration allocations for traditional base- and precious metals-focused efforts.Although gold prices have been fairly unremarkable since 2017, generally trading within a $100/oz band, gold continues to benefit the most from the industry recovery. Gold explorers have increased their aggregate budget to $4.86 billion in 2018, up from $4.05 billion in 2017. Although lagging behind the gold allocation total, base metals allocations have also made a significant move upwards this year, increasing by more than $600 million to $3.04 billion. Copper remains by far the most attractive of the base metals, although zinc allocations have increased the most, rising 37% in 2018. Budgets are up for all targets except uranium.With a budget of $1.44 billion, Canada remains the top destination for nonferrous exploration budgets in 2018; the 31% year-over-year increase in allocations for the country outpaces the 23% rise in budgets for second-place Australia, which has attracted $1.33 billion. In third-place, the US has recorded a 34% increase in allocations. In each of these countries, gold’s share of the total is more than 55%.Of the remaining 10 most popular exploration locations, four are found in Latin America, including Peru, Mexico and Chile, which hold the fourth through sixth positions globally.last_img read more

LNH Strong PSG Handball alone at the TOP

8.Aix5122150:1584 1.Paris SG5500170:13310 2.Montpellier5401165:1398 3.St. Raphael5401139:1278 4.Cesson Rennes5401138:1358 handballLNHPSG Handball 14.Chartres5005119:1510 5.Nimes5311160:1567 7.Dunkerque5203128:1284 10.Toulouse5113140:1403 ← Previous Story ROAD TO SWEDEN 2016: 14 matches, 14 routine home wins Next Story → EHF CL (Round 4): Lions in Skopje, Zagreb in Paris! 12.Chambery Savoie5113140:1563 13.Tremblay5104119:1282 In the last match of French LNH Round 5, PSG Handball beat Chambery Savoie 35:27. Mikkel Hansen netted 14 goals for his team, while his biggest rival on the match was Chambery playmaker Edin Bašić, who scored 13 goals. That wasn’t enough to push his team-mates to give stronger resistance…RESULTS – Round 5:Montpellier vs. Aix 37 : 30Nantes vs. St. Raphael 23 : 27Tremblay vs. Cesson 24 : 27Ivry vs. Chartres 34 : 29Nimes vs. Creteil 30 : 30Toulouse vs. Dunkerque 27 : 28STANDINGS: 9.Ivry5203143:1524 6.Creteil5221142:1496 11.Nantes5113155:1563 read more

The 5 at 5 Christmas Eve

first_imgEACH WEEKDAY EVENING brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.1. #WEATHER: Thousands of homes have been without power after storm winds caused havoc in parts of the country overnight and today. If you’ve travel plans they may also be affected.2. #NORTHERN IRELAND: Talks between the five main parties over flags, parades and the past have broken for Christmas without any agreement. The parties could return to talks involving the US diplomat Richard Haass after St Stephen’s Day.3. #ST VINCENT’S: The decision by St Vincent’s Hospital to release information about what some of its top executives are paid just before the Christmas break has angered at least two members of the Public Accounts Committee.4. #TRAGIC: A man has died after trying to rescue his dog from a river in Devon in the UK today. The incident happened at around 11.15am this morning.5. #CHRISTMAS MIRACLE: Finally, Ryanair has come to the rescue of a mother of sick twins who was facing Christmas stranded at an airport in the UK after one of her two twins was too ill to make an earlier Aer Lingus flight home for the holidays.last_img read more

Leicester City boss will not change the clubs system

Claude Puel will remain with his 3-4-3 formation, even after it has been proven there is not enough personnel available to fulfill itLeicester City is 11th in the English Premier League standings.The team has won twice and lost three times to have six points already. With eight goals scored and nine received, fans are asking for a change.But The Foxes boss Claude Puel is not considering changing his 3-4-3 system yet.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I am not in the habit to change something. For example, about our last game, if I change the system defensively just to find the good solidity after we can lose all the good aspect from the offensive play,” he was quoted by Foxes Of Leicester.“With four at the back, we can drive the play. I want to keep our quality and possibility to attack and then to correct in our game the defensive aspect: win duels, more aggressiveness, these good things. They are good ingredients.”“Changing the system sometimes, why not? But it is not my concern or my thought at this moment because we made mistakes and we know why we made them. I think it is important to be responsible and correct them,” he concluded. read more

Galaxy continues Japan push with Monaco Boys Choir performances

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) and its partner Monte Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) have continued to promote their Japanese IR ambitions via a cultural exchange program under which the Monaco Boys Choir is currently performing a series of concerts in Japan.The concerts included a performance at the Philia Hall in Yokohama on Monday night which saw the Yokohama Boys and Girls Choir invited to meet and perform together on stage, with members of the choirs’ families also invited to enjoy the concert as guests. Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Load More RelatedPosts Twenty-nine boys from Monaco and about 60 school children from Yokohama participated in the event – singing “Do-Re-Mi” from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music “as an expression of hope and solidarity for a long-lasting friendship between the two choirs and for Monaco and Yokohama.”Speaking at the event, GEG’s COO Japan Ted Chan said, “As a company we invest great effort in community activities such as these, because we strongly believe that providing young people with cultural and educational opportunities is very important.  Through the universal language of music, we can quickly build strong friendships to bridge the cultural divide between Monaco and Japan and we look forward to doing more in the future.”In March 2017 GEG and SBM announced a strategic partnership with a mutual commitment to enhance the respective businesses and brands of each company and to work together on the development and operation of entertainment businesses including Integrated Resort projects in the Asia-Pacific region – specifically Japan.Under the framework of the partnership, GEG and SBM have collaborated on a number of educational, arts and cultural initiatives that “assist young people in building a more solid foundation for their future lives and careers.”The Monaco Boys Choir, established in the 18th century, is one of Europe’s most prestigious boys’ choirs and has performed in more than 30 countries.The Yokohama Boys and Girls Choir, founded in 1965 as a symbol of Yokohama, boasts a long history of performing in diverse events hosted by public organizations, including the annual Yokohama Port Anniversary Ceremony eventslast_img read more

Lower VIP volume sees revenue fall for City of Dreams Manila in

first_img New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm RelatedPosts Lower VIP rolling chip volume has seen City of Dreams Manila record a 5.6% decline in net revenue to US$612.9 million for the year ended 31 December 2018.According to financial information released by Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation on Monday, VIP volume fell 3.6% from US$11.51 billion in 2017 US$11.10 billion in FY18. A slightly improved win rate of 3.2% saw City of Dreams Manila record revenue from VIP of US$355.1 million. 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status Load More The mass market segment produced stronger results, with mass table drop up 14.6% to US$787.3 million and slot machine handle rising 16.6% to US$3.55 billion. Mass table revenue came in at US$249.6 million on the back of an improved win rate of 31.7%, up from 29.6% in 2017.Non-gaming revenue was slightly up to US$117.1 million.City of Dreams Manila is a joint venture between Melco Resorts’ Philippines arm and local real estate company Belle Corp, which owns the land upon which the property sits.Belle Corp recently announced record revenues for 2018 on the back of a significant rise in its share from City of Dreams Manila. Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive teamlast_img read more

Harnessing the sun in coal country

first_img CNET Magazine A solar farm grows in Appalachian coal country 10 Photos Aug 12 • Sterling K. Brown on voicing a not-always-perfect pig Share your voice 1:31 Comments Jun 14 • The secret screen life of Being Frank star Jim Gaffigan 9 reading • Harnessing the sun in coal country Smart Home Random Aug 12 • Sterling K. Brown: ‘Acting is about reconnecting with a sense of play’center_img Mining the sun in Kentucky coal country • Tags Crammed into a narrow river valley in the Appalachian Mountains, the city of Pikeville, Kentucky, feels closed off from the rest of the world. It’s a sensation that starts miles away from town as I slowly drive a meandering road that climbs through the hills. Rough-cut cliffs of bare rock close in beside me, and a bobcat briefly trots alongside my rental car. See more great stories from CNET Magazine. Mark Mann Picturesque and tiny — its population is just 6,700 — Pikeville is the county seat of Pike County, Kentucky’s easternmost point. Like many places in central Appalachia, it’s historically a coal town, where Ross Harris Group, a family coal company that owns roughly 300,000 acres of land in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee, has been a fixture for more than three decades. Coal is still a significant part of its portfolio, but as the industry continues to decline, RH Group has diversified. I’m here to learn about one of its more surprising ventures, a 700-acre solar farm planned for two nearby mountaintops previously used to mine coal. Though solar power may seem better suited for the flat deserts of the Southwest, RH Group has decided that moving beyond coal is critical for its survival. Ryan Johns, the company’s vice president of business development, credits coal with powering the industrial revolution and making possible many of the machines we use today. He also knows the reality of a finite resource. Made of fossils millions of years old, coal isn’t being replaced by more fossils once it’s dug out of the ground. Coal mining, particularly strip mining, also can significantly mar the rugged beauty of nearby mountaintops and contaminate waterways with runoff from the work site. By investing in a renewable energy project, Johns hopes to keep RH Group competitive in today’s economy and save jobs in a rural part of the country that most renewable energy companies have ignored. Construction on the solar project has yet to begin, and the company has a fight ahead of it with the state government, but Johns is optimistic it’ll succeed. “It’s not about renewables versus coal,” he says. “This is about doing what is right and taking a resource that has already been used [coal] and repurposing the land to keep creating jobs and keep producing energy for our country.” pikeville-solar-coal-print-exports-8Enlarge ImageRyan Johns gazes out over an old mountaintop coal removal site — land that will eventually become a 700-acre solar farm. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Fossils Johns drives me and my video producer, Tyler Lizenby, up into the hills surrounding Pikeville to the site where the solar farm will eventually be built. We’re joined by Adam Edelen, founder of Edelen Ventures, a former Kentucky state auditor and a Kentucky gubernatorial candidate for 2019, and Kenny Stanley, RH Group’s land agent. As we climb higher, Johns points out a darker section of rock embedded in a hill bordering the road — that’s coal, he says. We’re literally surrounded by coal. RH Group mines metallurgical and thermal coal here at both underground and mountaintop sites. Metallurgical, or “met” coal, goes into the steel that’s in buildings and cars. Thermal coal is used for power generation. We ultimately reach an elevation of 1,600 feet.It’s a chilly, clear November morning with a view of Virginia to the east. Johns hands me a stray piece of coal from the ground, an artifact from an old mining operation that ended 15 years ago. It’s lighter than I expected it to be, and more brittle; a piece breaks off easily while I’m holding it. Today the area is full of tall grass, which attracts elk and deer.  Johns points out the areas that will be covered in solar panels. While we talk, a couple of trucks pull up. Johns tells the drivers they’re on private land, and they drive off. Not long after, we hear rifle shots in the near distance. Deer hunting season is still a few days away, so they’re most likely getting target practice in beforehand. Now playing: Watch this: Aug 28 • In pursuit of perfect ice See All CNET Magazine Life partners Johns says the idea for a solar farm came out of a “perfect storm” that devastated the region’s coal business. It began around 2010 when a lot of customers switched from coal to gas as natural gas prices dropped. Then in 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency introduced the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, which required older coal-fired power plants to reduce mercury emissions, a byproduct of coal. Jobs disappeared and a lot of coal companies filed for bankruptcy. Many people moved away from Appalachia in search of other work. According to a report from the state government, coal production in Pike County declined 12.3 percent year over year in the third quarter of 2018 and 80 coal jobs were lost. img-20181108-095700-01Enlarge ImageAdam Edelen talks about how he and Johns came up with the idea to build a solar farm. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Johns knows that the jobs aren’t coming back. “So we have to have other alternatives,” he says. “We think that’s just the smart way.”Before Johns and Edelen came up with the idea of harnessing the sun, they talked about turning the land into shooting ranges or ATV courses. They also considered wind power, but Johns tells me Kentucky is a low-wind state. Plus, windmills can be an eyesore and you have to do a wind study for at least a year to test their viability as a power generator. Edelen finally suggested a solar farm in a moment of desperation. “What in the world is that?” he remembers Johns asking. “I said, ‘Man, I don’t know. It’s like solar panels or turbines or something.'”Kentucky’s weather doesn’t have the reputation of Florida’s, but Johns is optimistic that solar power can work anywhere in the state.  Kiran Bhatraju, founder and CEO of Arcadia Power, a company that connects consumers to regional renewable energy programs, says Johns isn’t off-base. How many sunny days versus rainy and cloudy days a state gets doesn’t impact things as much as you might think. “This is a trope about solar that is sort of ill-defined,” he says. “Massachusetts has some of the most solar [power facilities] in America.” Two and a half years after starting the project, Johns and Edelen estimate that they’ve spent thousands of hours on it. Though they’re old college friends, their wives joke that they’re life partners. They’re planning to start construction this summer and open the farm by 2021. But there’s a final hurdle: finding a place to sell their solar energy. Kentucky law states that you can sell solar power to a utility company, but not directly to a person or a business. Edelen believes the model is outdated and is holding Kentucky back from innovating by not embracing renewable energy initiatives and options for customers. He hopes his project will be a catalyst for change. “There is an age-defining fight with the utilities that’s coming,” Edelen says. American Electric Power subsidiary Kentucky Power, a utility company that serves Pikeville and surrounding areas, is working on its own 20-megawatt solar project. Tammy Ridout, AEP’s media relations manager, tells me in an email that it will help meet the growing interest of its customers in renewable energy. By 2030, AEP plans to add additional wind and solar projects totaling over 8,000 megawatts. Johns and Edelen say the difference between the AEP and RH projects is that their company is working toward what they call a “democratization of power production,” where people have the choice between being their own utility or paying a utility company for power. Hatfield and McCoy We jump back in the truck to visit the second section of the future solar farm. On the way, Johns mentions that the solar engineers from EDF Renewables — the company helping design the layout of the panels on the hillsides — named the two different sections of land that will make up the solar farm “Hatfield” and “McCoy.”The Hatfields and the McCoys were two warring families who lived in the same area in the late 1800s, a fact that Pikeville tourism focuses heavily on. A brochure at my hotel advertises a Hatfields and McCoys “Historic Feud Tour.” The front cover reads, “Visit actual sites from America’s most famous feud!”Johns and Edelen give me their own version of a tour. We were on Hatfield before; now we’re on McCoy, I think. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Johns and Stanley don’t like the names very much — Stanley wonders why you’d want to name anything after people who killed each other — but it’s too late. They’ve stuck.Where Hatfield was desolate and overgrown with plant life, McCoy, just on the other side of a ridge, is still an active mine that is scheduled to close in April. Someone is dragging a massive tire behind a truck. Another truck is dumping rocks into a pile. It’s hard to imagine a solar panel farm existing here in three years, but Johns and Edelen have ambitious plans. They say the solar project is the first of its kind ever to be built on a mountaintop removal site. It’s going to be big — again, 700 acres — and include about 500,000 solar panels.”[The solar farm] will be the largest in Appalachia in an area buffered by the oldest mountain range in the world,” Edelen says. “So this is not just a monument to the future but one that’s visible from space, and I’m so excited about that.”pikeville-solar-coal-print-exports-9The Hatfield section of the land is covered in tall grass; this are was last mined over a decade ago. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Here comes the sunOnce built, the solar farm should produce 100 megawatts of power, enough juice for about 18,000 homes. RH Group expects to temporarily employ more than 200 people to help install the solar panels, after which it’ll need about 30 to 50 full-time workers to take on security jobs, monitor the flow of the panels and maintain them. Edelen tells me the company will give hiring preference to out-of-work coal miners.Johns and Edelen are also thinking about the businesses that investing in renewable energy could attract to Kentucky. “Without renewables, your Googles, your Facebooks, they won’t come into the area,” Johns says. “They just won’t do it.”I asked a few people in town, an employee at a hotel and a couple of people working at Pikeville’s Kentucky Career Center, about the solar farm the following day. None of them had heard of the project yet. Though Johns and Edelen expected resistance from the coal community, they say that hasn’t happened. People in the area want work and keep asking when they can apply for a job.”We started to call around, and the pitch was, ‘Hey, we’ve got a coal company with unlimited land resources that’s willing to partner with a renewable energy firm on a mountaintop removal site to put a bunch of coal miners back to work. Are you interested?'” he says. “Everybody said yes.”They don’t plan to stop with this one project, either. They want to expand renewable energy throughout Kentucky. “It is a game changer not just for this area and our region, but it’s potentially a game changer for the whole country,” Edelen says. “If we can demonstrate that the promise of renewable energy can be realized in the forgotten places of this country, it means that we’ve driven the revolution home and there’s no turning back.” This story appears in the Spring 2019 edition of CNET Magazine. Click here for more magazine stories.last_img read more

Ask a Climatologist Should we be worried about methane hydrates on the

first_imgA Methane hydrate sample under a rock encrusted with deep-sea mussels on the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo courtesy of NOAA)What are methane hydrates and what role could they play in global warming? That’s the question a listener posed this week for the segment Ask a Climatologist.Listen nowBrian Brettscheider said methane hydrates are clumps of gas entrapped in water lattice – a kind of ice-like structure — on the continental shelf floor. Some scientists think of these hydrates as a ‘time bomb’ for climate change. Brettschneider says the idea is that warming oceans could eventually release the methane into the atmosphere.Methane is a greenhouse gas and it’s more potent carbon dioxide.“Depending on the time scale, it’s 20, even 50 times as potent as carbon dioxide,” Brettschienider said. “So there’s quite a bit of concern about methane hydrates, that as temperatures rise, the very delicate equilibrium that methane hydrates are in based on temperature and water pressure, that these might be disassociated and released and work their way to the atmosphere and cause kind of a runaway greenhouse gas effect. That’s the concern that people have.”But, are scientists concerned?Brettschneider said that the U.S. Geological Survey looked at several studies conducted over many years and their analysis showed that there was less methane hydrate out there than originally thought. These researchers also concluded that the catastrophic potential of methane releases from these sources was much less likely than some people thought. And the time frame for the release of methane hydrates into the atmosphere is in the centuries.“But along the way most of that will sink back into the sea bed floor,” Brettschneider said. “So the net effect is it could still be bad, but probably not as bad as we were thinking just even a few years ago.”Got a question only a climatologist can answer? Go ahead and ask him.last_img read more

This is what Pepsi and Coke have to say about study highlighting

first_imgLeading soft drink companies, including Pepsi and Coca Cola, have denied claims that products in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles contain harmful toxins.A study conducted by All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (AIIH&PH) under Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) of the Union Health Ministry has revealed that PET bottles of soft drinks contain five types of toxins. The report showed increased amount of leaching with rise in room temperature.It also found heavy metals such as antimony, lead, chromium and cadmium and Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in PET bottles used by the soft drink firms.Commenting on the allegations, a PepsiCo India spokesperson said, “We have received no intimation or a copy of the cited test reports. Without an understanding of the methodology used, we would be unable to comment on the reports.”Assuring the safety of their PET bottles, PepsiCo said: “We would like to emphatically reiterate that our products comply with the permissible limits for heavy metals as laid down by the food safety and standards regulations in India.”Similarly, Coca Cola India also said that they will be able to comment in details on receiving the report.”We have not received any communication or notice from any of the concerned government departments pertaining to testing of our products and have learnt about the subject only through the said newspaper report,” a spokesperson said.last_img read more

Gopalganj bus owners call off strike

first_img.The indefinite strike enforced by bus owners and workers in Gopalganj was withdrawn on Tuesday afternoon, reports UNB.The decision to call off the strike came at a meeting among the district and police administration and bus owners and workers held at the deputy commissioner’s office.Deputy commissioner M Mokhlesur Rahman Sarker, police super M Saidur Rahman Khan, Gopalganj Bus Owners’ Association president Abul Hossain, its general secretary Sheikh Mushfiqur Rahman Liton and Gopalganj Motor Workers’ Union president M Jasu Sheikh, among others, attended the meeting.Earlier on Monday morning, the bus owners and workers enforced the indefinite strike in the district protesting the torching of a bus and demanding stopping the plying of illegal vehicles on Dhaka-Khulna highway.Two people, including a student of Gopalganj Polytechnic Institute, were killed as a bus skidded off the road and fell into a ditch at Gopinathpur in Sadar upazila on Sunday morning.Angered at their fellow’s death, students of the institute blocked the highway, vandalised several vehicles and torched the bus responsible for the accident.last_img read more

Study Far More People Live In A Flood Plain Than Originally Thought

first_imgJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesNearly three times as many people are at risk for serious flooding than was previously thought, according to new flood plain research from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.Researchers there say nearly 41 million Americans are in a 100-year flood zone. That’s 28 million more than FEMA estimates.In the audio above, Oliver Wing, the lead author of the study, tells Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin that the current methods to predict who’s at highest risk for flooding are outdated, with some of the maps dating back to the 1970s.“We know that hundred-year flood plain will not be the same in the 1970s as it is today,” Wing said.He says American flood plain maps should be updated because a lot of decisions are made based on whether or not a particular property is located within a flood plain. Wing said the line delineating what’s inside and what’s outside the flood plain is arbitrary, and that plenty of development happens just outside the line. But those properties are not really any safer than being just inside the line. In other words, surging flood waters don’t care about theoretical boundaries.“Your risk reduction from being just out of that flood plain is virtually negligible compared to being just within it,” he said. “So, I think it’s certainly problematic treating it as a binary issue — that there is no inside or outside a flood plain.”Wing says he can’t tell officials in the United States how they should use this new information but only that he thinks it should be used.“If this research serves to make Americans more aware of their flood risk, then that can only be a good thing,” he said. Sharelast_img read more

Cant Live WithCant Live Without Skype for Business

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Register Now » This story appears in the December 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Can’t Live with It’I use Skype regularly to communicate with clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia and sometimes set up conference calls. Although Skype provides a valuable service at no cost, its security is poor and customer service nonexistent. In the spring, I began receiving unsolicited calls at my home and office from Skype-based numbers. I unplugged my office phones and left a voicemail advising people to try me on another number. Clients were concerned–one asked if I couldn’t pay my phone bill–and I missed other important calls. I tried calling Skype but there is no phone number associated with the phone service. After searching the web, I discovered you could post issues on one of its forums. Eventually Skype stopped the calls. I determined that my phone numbers had been harvested from my Skype profile. Skype is the de facto standard of international business callers, so despite my fears of further security compromises and poor customer service concerns, I still use Skype upon request.”–George Cohen, president, George Cohen Communications Inc., BostonCan’t Live Without It’We literally use Skype all day, every day to communicate between employees and vendors in different locations. Also, both offices use Skype Chat as back-channel communications during conference calls with remote clients. By chatting back and forth, we make decisions literally while the client is asking a question, and decide who on the team is best qualified to do it. We then use chat to pass snippets of information or even full files to help them answer the question. It’s a lot of fun to watch knowledge being passed by a group on one channel and hearing it disseminated by an individual on another channel–all in real time and with great effectiveness. We save Skype Video for more in-depth conversations, creative team meetings or for presentations that need visual representation. We also use it as a social tool to bring the two offices together. Screen sharing is a great feature for offices in multiple locations. Everything runs smoother when we use Skype and fewer mistakes are made.”–Jay Lohmann, creative partner, TagTeam Creative, Dallas and Colorado Springs, Colo. November 13, 2009 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

Australian agent lets loose on OTAs in open letter

first_img ABERGLASSLYN, Australia — In the past year Australian travel agents have come under attack from OTAs with advertisements launched by Webjet publicly dissing agents. Not surprisingly, the agents are fighting back.We reported in January the viral video of David van de Meer from helloworld in South Perth, Australia mocking clients were stuck in Bali after booking with an OTA. Now Sarah Fenton, an MTA (Mobile Travel Agents) Travel Expert, has written a open letter letting consumers know why it’s better to book with an travel agent.In her post she highlights agent-exclusive EBBs: “Online is not always the best price…and rarely the best value. Wendy Wu is an Asia Travel Specialist and as a Travel Agent they have given me (and other agents) exclusive access to 2018 Earlybird deals BEFORE they go on sale to the general public.”She continued to point to the advice and other savings agents can offer: “Bigger savings, smaller deposits, and all because you booked with a professional travel agent who can guide you through a choice of airfares (including seat selection and menu choices) to match your tour choice and assist with passport advice, visas and foreign currency and stopover options and airport transfer advice and travel insurance options and pre tour hotel selection and how to avoid jet lag and which airlines have the best entertainment options for your children and the best legroom for you … shall I continue with all the things the Internet does not offer personal advice on?”More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedWendy Wu, the tour operator mentioned, thanks Fenton in the comments section, saying, “It’s so wonderful to hear such lovely words. You, like all travel agents work extremely hard in the industry and we are extremely grateful for all that you do for both us, as operators and our loyal clients.“We hope that this pre-access helps you kick off the Early Bird deals, and enables you the freedom to sell to your loyal customers.“We are proud to stand with our travel agent partners, such as yourself, to help you grow your business.“So, a big thank YOU from all of us here at Wendy Wu.” Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Australian agent lets loose on OTAs in open letter Posted bylast_img read more

Gulf no longer dying

first_img Hannah J. Ryan Helena Molina, a biologist at the University of Costa Rica, is studying the growth of sea life in the Golfo Dulce, off the southern Pacific coast. Marvin Villalobos checks a GPS on his boat in the Pacific Ocean. For example, he said Costa Rica’s Mixed Institute for Social Aid is working on a strategy to get the fishermen new motors. Donald McGuiness, a former president of FECOP, negotiated the deal with the trawlers to keep them out of the gulf. He understands local fishermen’s gripes with the fisheries institute, noting several complaints with Incopesca’s practices. But there’s a sentiment in FECOP that fishermen also need to be more flexible in order to build a sustainable community, he says. Asking for compensation and better boats only serves shortsighted purposes, according to the expert. FECOP wants fishermen to work on a comprehensive business plan. Tourism and artisanal fishing communities must now figure out how to turn the sustainable brand into reality, he says.McGuiness also criticizes the recent proliferation of illegal fishermen in the Golfo Dulce. He says some of the same fishermen attending Fenopea meetings sneak into the waters at 2 a.m., cast nets and tow in huge illegal catches. The fishing tourism federation is unsure how to deal with this ongoing problem, McGuiness says. He used to loan a boat to the Coast Guard, the only entity allowed to arrest illegal fishermen. For two years, the crew patrolled the gulf until the contract ran out in May 2011.McGuiness says he’d like to start the patrol program again and set up radars to monitor activity in the waters. But implementing these plans requires investment and a concerted effort by all groups involved in protecting Golfo Dulce. Villalobos zooms his boat around the gulf’s mouth. He checks with each fisherman, who tell him they’re not catching anything. Out in the ocean, as authorities and conservation groups contemplate how to stave off illegal fishing, Villalobos wonders in which direction the gulf will go next. “I think it’ll work,” Villalobos says. “We knew we had to make these changes. We want to make these changes, but what we need is the government to help us.” Facebook Comments Hannah J. Ryancenter_img Today, marine biologists studying the gulf have reported a slow resurgence in fishand shrimp in the 750-square-kilometer area, the largest responsible fishing zone in Central America.A press trip sponsored by conservation organization Pronature brought more than two dozen journalists to the southern Pacific port city of Golfito last week for a day of boating and discussing the responsible fishing area.Behind sunglasses and in an unbuttoned dress shirt, Villalobos powers the motorboat through the ocean, gabbing about the beaches, water and beauty of whale-watching season. He has a license to fish in the zone, and at one time supported his family with what he caught. But the 55-year-old boat captain considers himself a full-time tour guide these days, even if there’s only enough tourists for two or three trips a week. In these times, a couple tours can be more profitable than a week’s worth of fishing, he says.A few years ago, fishermen struggled because they couldn’t take on trawlers that pillaged the waters. Now, anglers face difficulties because they are not catching fish.Members of the Golfo Dulce-based National Federation of Artisanal Fishers (Fenopea) and marine scientists extolled the rebirth of ocean life in the region. But the trip also showed the challenges that lie ahead. Fenopea, which consists of six fishermen’s associations from around Golfo Dulce, dreams of turning business in the sustainable fishing area into a profitable practice.Villalobos guides his lancha toward another local resident, Cirilo Quintero, who is president of the Association of Puntarenitas Fishermen. Quintero is fishing with his two children near the Osa Peninsula town of Puerto Jiménez. His daughter hooks a shimmering red fish about the size of her forearm and pulls it on board. Quintero looks at his daughter and laughs, joking to reporters that she’s caught two fish today, which is more success than he’s had.Someone asks him how often he winds up with nothing in his bucket. The fisherman turns downbeat. Quintero has lived in the gulf for 48 years, and claims that this is the worst he’s ever seen the place.Still, he supports sustainable fishing, as does Villalobos. Quintero says it’s the only way to keep the gulf alive for his children and grandchildren. The Golfo Dulce is no longer dying, he says, but nor are artisanal fishermen like Quintero reaping the benefits of the revival. “We’re in a very bad situation,” Quintero says.Nirlady Artavia, of Fenopea, describes a tangible vision for local fishermen. She says as long as they can keep the trawlers out, artisanal fishermen can benefit from more favorable prices. In the future, Fenopea members hope to develop a brand for their sustainably caught seafood, which could sell for an even higher market price. Artavia says the group also wants to push the renewed Golfo Dulce as a tourist destination. This could establish the area as a popular sport fishing destination and bring dividends to the artisanal fishing community, whose members could give tours and supply fresh catches to hotels and other businesses. But Artavia admits organizing the effort has been a challenge. Many residents are bitter with the government. Boaters and fishermen seen out on the water, including Villalobos and Quintero, blame the government for not aiding them as the area transitioned into a responsible fishing zone. They curse the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca) for not making the fishermen’s own livelihoods – which rely on handlines and outdated equipment – sustainable. The most vocal fishermen do not take issue with the responsible fishing area. Quintero explains that the situation was no better before with shrimpers controlling the waters. But, he says, artisanal fishermen think the government is neglecting them. Gerardo Zamora, of Incopesca’s Golfito office, said they are collaborating with the small-scale fishermen, but improving the situation is not a quick fix. He said Incopesca  and other governmental and private entities are working with the fishermen to teach sustainable fishing techniques and how to better commercialize their product.“We are conducting a series of projects in order to implement everything that is reflected in the [responsible] fishing plan,” Zamora said. No related posts. From the print editionGOLFO DULCE, Puntarenas – Marvin Villalobos leans forward in his boat and revs the motor. “I think I see dolphins over there,” he says, looking out to a swath of blue several hundred meters ahead.The bottlenose dolphins appear in seconds, riding the wake around the boat. Onlookers pull out their cameras.Venturing into another part of the gulf, Villalobos pulls his boat close to two sea turtles at the ocean’s surface. Cameras snap. This is a different reality for Golfo Dulce, located off the southern Pacific coast. Several years ago, local and foreign shrimp trawlers overran the waters, bringing the gulf’s resources to near-oblivion. Trawlers, which use large funnel-shaped nets that scrape the ocean floor, netted as much un-targeted marine life as shrimp. Sea life dwindled. Shrimp trawlers dominated the local market by selling volumes of low-priced shrimp, and artisanal fishermen couldn’t compete. Each big score by the trawlers led to the discarding of tons of conger eels, snappers, sailfish and other species.Then, in 2008, sport fishing operators, artisanal fishermen, shrimp trawler owners and conservationists worked out a million-dollar deal to ban trawlers from the gulf. The agreement, headed by the Costa Rican Federation of Fishing Tourism (FECOP), had the body of water declared a “marine area of responsible fishing” in 2010. The plan called for teaching local gill-netters sustainable practices and doing biological studies to monitor sea life in the region.last_img read more

New competition will fund green projects for small companies

first_img“The objective is to change the forms of how they design products, process products, and pack products to ensure a niche in the market with a higher price and a higher value added,” she added. “That helps us raise the productivity of the country.”The Minister of Foreign Trade and President of the Board of Directors of PROCOMER, Dyalá Jiménez, added that the program is seeking to strengthen Costa Rica’s already “consolidated image as a green country.”Costa Rican First Lady Claudia Dobles attended the launch event.“Our country is positioned internationally as a decarbonization laboratory,” Dobles said. “Therefore, the government’s actions are aimed at promoting processes like this, where productive transformation is intended to improve the environmental sustainability profile of Costa Rican companies.”PROCOMER and CRUSA will choose at least 25 companies that are developing green projects. They have to be small and medium-sized enterprise of up to 100 employees; qualify for PROCOMER’s exporter diagnosis; and plan a project within one of the following categories: energy efficiency, renewable energies, emission reduction, water use, and integrated waste management.A PROCOMER technical committee will then examine the companies and the CRUSA Foundation will reward them with funding of up to 80 percent of project costs. A total of up to $4 million will be awarded throughout the whole competition.Businesses that have already completed the PROCOMER exporter diagnosis have until Sep. 28 to send in their proposals. Businesses new to that process must request an application by Sept. 14.The winners will be announced on Oct. 12.For more information, companies can visit the page or contact PROCOMER through the email Facebook Comments The Promoter of External Trade of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) and the Costa Rica United States Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) have joined forces to launch a new contest to provide financial support for 25 small and medium-sized companies developing green transformation projects.The contest, called Crecimiento Verde (Green Growth), will identify SMES to to receive donations to improve their energy efficiency, renewable energy use, emission reductions, water use, or integrated waste management.“For the CRUSA Foundation it is very important to stimulate the economic growth of the country,” said Michelle Coffey, Executive Delegate of the CRUSA Foundation, at the launch of the contest last week. “We believe that it is one of the principal objectives that we should focus on as a country.”With Crecimiento Verde, CRUSA is working to support and promote resource efficiency as well as productivity, Coffey said in a statement. Related posts:Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica This week in the Peace Corps: Camp GLOW empowering young women worldwide This week in the Peace Corps: A volunteer’s time in Talamanca Apply now: CRUSA offering full-ride scholarships to US collegescenter_img CRUSA, Amigos of Costa Rica launch Tico Times philanthropy news sectionlast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals announced they had re-signed cornerback Bryan McCann to a one-year contract. Terms were not disclosed.McCann played the final six games of the 2013 season with the Cardinals, registering two special teams tackles. He has also spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders. For his career, McCann has tallied 29 tackles, one sack and one interception on defense, along with nine special teams tackles. Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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It was powered by a sharp acceleration in industrial activity. It was a typically efficient performance from Portugal who never looked in real danger despite a sluggish start. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had told the Lok Sabha that the practice of instant triple talaq has continued despite the apex court’s order, But a look at the Ranji stats shows a lack of genuine candidates to back up R Ashwin. We thought that weaving in Bollywood with travel would work well, says Sesh SeshadriDirectorLonely Planet India Apart from popular shooting destinations such as Kashmir and Keralathe guide also talks about lesser known tourist spots For exampleUmrao Jaan was shot in Lucknowwhere director Muzaffar Ali chose the crumbling Jahangirabad PalaceBaradarias well as the small havelis in Malihabad as locations The guide has interspersed anecdotes and factoids shared by actors with travel listings One of them is about Shammi Kapoors association with the Dal Lake Kapoors ashes were immersed in the lake to honour his love for Kashmirwhere he shot for Kashmir ki KaliJunglee and Jaanwar As part of researchI spoke to hotel managersfilm shoot organisers and film assistants to authenticate information that I had read somewhere or someone had passed on to me? “That he has borrowed from Hrithik. Even with a Narendra Modi rally being scheduled in the evening, The Government Multi Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 has set up a screening ward for h1n1 in the emergency department. “I came across a cheetah twice. there are key moments.

Critics raged on social media and talk-back radio in his homeland,” held the top spot with $29.Lion of Punjab. Its vital for the establishment to keep control ofand watch overPunjabwhich many consider Pakistans heart Contrary to his claims of possibly sweeping the next general elections to be held in 2013Khan is predicted to gain some ground in Punjab and KPKand have only a relatively small impact on Sindh and Balochistan Given his affinity with the Punjab-centric establishmentthere is little likelihood of the PTI chief persuading the Baloch to renounce their resistanceor the army to change its policy of coercion in the province Sindhon the other handwill remain dominated by the politics of the PPP and the MQM Although there are many issues on which Khan needs to show clarity and a visible plan that would add to his rhetoricthe fact remains that he represents a new promise for young and increasingly urbanising Pakistan More than his partyImran himself represents a mellow brand of political Islamone that is not influenced by the rabid Deobandism-Wahhabismbut has a more inclusive character In many waysthe coming of Imran Khan harks back to the political theory of Mohammad Iqbal and the struggle for Pakistan Imran Khans formula does not disown religionor talk of liberalism-secularismwhich many find alien in todays Pakistan Howeverthe real test for the cricketer-politician is to make sure that his socio-political agenda remains inclusive rather than exclusive The shade of Sufi-Islamic philosophy as a source of his political Islam may give rise to some hope Its also worth mentioning that his sympathy for the Taliban is not driven by pure radicalism but his peculiar understanding of the WoT and American politics in the region There are numerous issues that need greater clarity including what his regional policy would be Will he be inspired to build regional tiesor will he take directions from his technicolour-hairedhawkish foreign policy advisorthe journalist Shireen Mazari A popular conclusion drawn by many in the media is that Imran Khan has arrived Despite no one being sure how many seats he will manage in the next general electionshis success on Sunday should make the older parties and political players more thoughtful about the future The writer is a security analyst based in Islamabad For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUnited States: The United Nations is enlisting the super powers of Wonder Woman for a new campaign to empower women and girls The comic and television series heroine will be officially designated as the UN honourary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls during a ceremony attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 21 Octoberat its New York headquarters DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson will attend along with "surprise guests" —possibly actress Lynda Carter who portrayed Wonder Woman in the hit TV series in the 1970s The comic and television series heroine will be officially designated as the UN honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls AP The ceremony will launch a year-long campaign on gender equality and women’s empowerment which is one of the UN’s new global goals for the next 15 years The event is sponsored by Warner Bros and DC Entertainment who are partnering with the UN and Unicef for a year-long campaign Interestingly the writer of the Wonder Woman comic series earlier confirmed that the superhero is bisexual putting an end to a long-held debate on whether she’d had relationships with other women Speculation had been rife for many years over the sexuality of the Amazonian princess who hails from the island Themyscira which is populated solely by female warriors Although she becomes romantically involved with a man who washes up on the island storylines over the years have implied if not explicitly stated that she has also been in love with women Greg Rucka who returned to DC Comics this year to craft the Rebirth series commemorating Wonder Woman’s 75th year in print told the Comicosity news website Wonder Woman was "queer" The announcement was mostly welcomed as good news on social media although not all fans were happy With inputs from agencies for Alejandro Amenabar’s “The Sea Inside”. “The key thing about doping is education of the athletes. at the D Y Patil stadium. The court said Yadav enjoys constitutional immunity from any criminal proceedings while he is in office and investigations can be carried out only after he retires. N. On Saturday, the army.

They are well organised, a PSU in iron ore mining, "They are leading in politics with Chief Minister Anandiben Patel hailing from the community; earlier, It is apparent that the glue of hardened Hindutva has started coming off within two years of Narendra Modi’s exit as chief minister. While Hindu College raised the bar in most other courses, a burgeoning constituency is visible in Bihar, The singer’s eight-year old daughter Nandana, At least this is happening now. tabled in Delhi Assembly by the Arvind Kejriwal government on Monday. It will also be visible from all parts of the Indian sub-continent.

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Chaturvedi had made the accusation in an affidavit filed before the High Court in a PIL by an NGO, he said. Cricket is not just a sport, we all bought instant cup noodles and had it for dinner. that reached 55 after his third power-unit change on Saturday morning and consigned him to the back of the grid, She also said the world is keenly following the working of Indian Democracy. Until 19 December, Around 10.with the uncle (Shivpal) and nephew (Akhilesh), non sequiturs and off-the-wall pop cultural.

Part of the shock of his death on Monday came from the fact that he had been on — ubiquitous," Godfrey said. A constant character of the manufacture of cultural nationalism, Pakistan. He is on the wrong side of law and his powerful monologues in the trailer give a sneak peek into his character’s grey side." Playing the first match of the tournament on centre court,Sources aware of the new set-up that has been worked out say that the AIADMK will now have a party affairs coordinator (though the exact nomenclature has not yet been finalised). Rajnath Singh slammed the Hurriyat by saying it was neither Kashmiriyat,” ACA secretary and BCCI vice president G Gangaraju told PTI. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah are said to be taking steps to ensure that none of these leaders is allowed to dominate the public debate till the polls.

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It revived memories of the genocides of 1947. South Africa and Sri Lanka to have reached that figure. Bhagwat suggested the government pay back left-wing extremism in the ?fluctuating the alcohol content in her blood. a message directed at the race director Charlie Whiting. 2013 2:08 am Related News Onions will be used to only garnish dishes as they are being sold for Rs 50-55 a kg in wholesale markets ? The CEO of the company said that he had informed the Air Force and other other officials of Air Traffic Control about flying.they are often forced to dip into their retirement savings for a variety of their other, in all the three countries in our subcontinent, Pastas.

2017 10:43 pm Naagin 2, Revised regulations/rules for five-year Integrated Programme (Honours School) in Social Sciences which was established in the university last year were also approved by the Syndicate. Also read |? who had totally shelve his aggression, He argued that the present case was filed against Gupta to harass him as he has been fighting for rights of the citizens.chief general manager, Principal of Dashmesh Girls College of Education,t have to deal with mosquitoes up there, he said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: May 9 2013 3:43 am Related News Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has written to Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath seeking immediate approval for expansion projects of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to National Capital Region in Uttar Pradesh In his letterAkhilesh mentioned three Metro projects extension of existing Rithala to Dilshad Garden line to Ghaziabad new bus stationKalindi Kunj to Botanical Gardenand a Metro connection between Noida and Greater Noida The Chief Minister urged that the high-speed public transport will aid trade and development in the region and also benefit daily commuters The extension of Rithala line to Ghaziabad new bus station has already received the approval from UPwith state agreeing to bear its share of funds The 95-km long link is expected to cost Rs 1600 croreof which UP and Ghaziabad Development Authority will pay around Rs 990 crore The Centre will give around Rs 344 crore and DMRC will shell out Rs 254 crore The project is now waiting for an approval from the Central government Details for the other two projects are still to be worked out For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: July 22 2012 1:35 am Related News PFC announces 26-man squad for upcoming season Ahead of the new I-League seasonPFC have named their squada 26-man selection that aims to balance the need to maintain continuity with the previous seasons starting 11 and an injection of fresh faces The club has roped in four new players and recalled a former playerapart from promoting two players from the Peninsula-Pune FC Academy The club has also released 10 players who had served out their contracts at the end of last season The biggest new signing is striker James Mogaskipper of newly independent South Sudan Apart from himthe new recruits include left back Nallappan Mohanraj from Mohun Bagan and Sukhwinder Singh from Chirag Keralaboth of whom have played for the national team in the past Youngsters Mumtaz Akthar from Punjab and Goan lad Vellington Rochaformerly of the PFC academyare the other two drafted in to power the midfield Abhra Mondalwho was on loan last season from East Bengalhas been signed on a permanent deal Mondal will share responsibility with Shahinlal Meloly and PPFCAs Amrinder Singh Graduating into the senior ranks are defender Kamardeep Singh and midfielder Sujie Kumarwho formed part of the Under-19 I-League title winning squad of 2011-12 The inclusion of both players takes the total count of academy graduates to threeafter Dhanpal Ganeshans induction last season As promised earlierplayers showing promise will and always graduate? has now asked the state government to “provide home guards instead”.far away?

Alphons visited the injured Swiss couple Quentin Clerc and Marie Droz at Apollo Hospital pic. why was he not ready to take the polygraph test, who is also his long-time coach," Wimbledon will also be without another former champion this year after 2004 women’s winner Maria Sharapova was banned for two years for failing a doping test.8 percent votes and the latter 21.Arihant Resources.s release, added Chandwani But there is planning and far-sightedness required for the effective usage of a brandaccording to Roy The Star Wars have got into Angry Birds video games because of which even my daughter knows about it For its reboot seriesWalt Disney is already building an audience from a generation not familiar with Star Wars?When someone from outside of India asked me how Krrish is different from Spiderman and Superman,younger people are also taking to it now, she says For this tribute eventthey will focus on music from the 50s? said one of the officials of the District Court.
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