School Officials, Cops Remain Silent

first_imgRiverhead High School Principal Charles Regan remains “administratively reassigned,” still drawing his nearly $200,000 salary days after he was charged with having a sexual relationship with an underage student nearly two decades ago. And, her attorney says another victim or victims are going to be coming forward to raise even worse charges against Regan, including rape. “He is a predator, a pervert,” said John Ray, the Miller Place attorney representing both victims.But so far police and school officials seem loath to pursue the alleged predator. “They have a mindset to make everything go away,” said Ray.Ray criticized the school system in general for “protecting” pedophiles. The Riverhead School District website does not mention the charges against the principal. Riverhead Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez did not return a request for comment and has said publicly only that Regan will remain off campus pending the investigation. Ray wonders why the district doesn’t sever ties with him immediately. “This is an extremely sick individual,” he said.Suffolk County Police’s Seventh Squad has refused through a spokeswoman to acknowledge detectives knew about the rape allegations. “Do you know if the victim contacted us?” she asked. “We don’t speak about accusations.” The spokeswoman said no arrests have been made in the case.Eastport-South Manor Acting Superintendent Joseph Stemel did not return phone calls, either. The district website does not mention the matter. “He’s not calling anyone back,” a spokeswoman said. “This happened 20 years ago.” Sharelast_img read more

Airgas implements industrial gas price surge

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Tesco uses Honeywell refrigerant to cut emissions

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Air Products officially opens SMR

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Intermarine welcomes Grace

first_imgIndustrial Grace completed its five-year dry-docking in Bremen, Germany before being delivered to Intermarine, said the project, breakbulk and heavy lift cargo shipping line.HLPFI understands that Industrial Grace is an ex-Hansa Heavy Lift vessel, previously named HHL Macao, and before that was deployed in Beluga Shipping’s fleet.It is the fourth G-class ship to enter Intermarine’s ‘Fleet of the Future’ in 2015, following the Industrial Globe, Industrial Grand and Industrial Glory.Intermarine’s ‘Fleet of the Future’ strategy also includes a newbuild programme for the construction and delivery of over 20 ships between 2016 and 2018.  www.intermarine.comlast_img read more

Pilbara peace deal will take tracks to West Angelas

first_imgTRAINS COULD be hauling iron ore out of the West Angelas mine in the Pilbara, northwestern Australia, ’early in the second half’ of next year, thanks to an agreement reached on July 2 between Rio Tinto and the Robe River Joint Venture Partners. A year ago Rio Tinto successfully pushed through a A$3·5bn bid for Melbourne-based North Ltd, then the majority owner of Robe River Iron Associates, which had secured access to the West Angelas ore. The deal was opposed by the Japanese minority partners, Mitsui, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Industries, as it reduced the number of Pilbara ore suppliers from three to two – Rio Tinto also owns Hamersley Iron, whose line to Yandicoogina runs close to the West Angelas ore body.North had originally hoped to secure access to the Hamersley Iron tracks, but a court bid to achieve this failed, and North then proposed to build a 342 km line parallel to the Hamersley tracks to reach West Angelas. Rio Tinto’s bid for North threw this project into doubt, as it would clearly be simpler and cheaper to build a branch off the Hamersley route to tap the West Angelas ore body.This is what has now been agreed, and in addition to construction of a 60 km spur south to West Angelas, a chord will be built where the Hamersley main line crosses the 205 km Robe River route from the Mesa J mine near Pannawonica to Cape Lambert. Further, around 50 km of the Hamersley main line will be doubled to increase capacity.While Robe and Hamersley will still own their rail assets, a 50:50 joint venture company to be known as Pilbara Rail Co, will be set up as the operator and maintainer of the route. The parties have also agreed that an option to build the complete link will be kept open for the time when annual traffic from West Angelas reaches 15 million tonnes a year.All this remains subject to agreement by the Western Australia state government.last_img read more

New Karlovac – Oštarije alignment planned

first_imgCROATIA: The European Union’s Cohesion Fund is to cover the majority of the cost of planning and designing a new double-track alignment which would replace the 50 km Karlovac – Oštarije section of the Zagreb – Rijeka route.The new alignment would run several kilometres east of the existing route. The EU is to meet 85% of the 85·5m kuna cost of the design phase, with national infrastructure manager HŽ Infra to provide the remaining 15%. Under the terms of the EU funding agreement, planning must be completed by December 31 2023.last_img read more

Francine Baron Heads CARICOM High Level Mission to Supervise Guyana Ballot

first_img(GIS Dominica) Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Francine Baron is heading a CARICOM High Level Team now in Guyana to supervise the re-counting of ballots from the country’s 2 March 2020 Elections.CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, on Saturday announced that Guyana’s President Mr David Granger made a request for the Caribbean Community to field an Independent High-Level Team to supervise the recounting of the ballots in all Regions, and that this was agreed to by Opposition Leader Mr Bharrat Jagdeo.“I’ve spoken directly to both the President and Leader of the Opposition and they have both committed to abide by the results of a fair and transparent recount of each and every ballot, as supervised by the CARICOM Team,” the CARICOM Chairman said.The Independent High level team is chaired by the former Attorney-General and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Francine Baron, and comprises former Minister for Finance of Grenada, Mr Anthony Boatswain; Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government of UWI, Ms Cynthia Barrow-Giles; Chief Electoral Officer of Barbados, Ms Angela Taylor; and Chief Elections Officer of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms Fern Narcis-Scope. LocalNewsPoliticsRegional Francine Baron Heads CARICOM High Level Mission to Supervise Guyana Ballot by: – March 16, 2020 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 99 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Dairy Dialogue with PDmag: Onboarding is more than orientation and training

first_imgConsultant Bob Milligan says that new employees require a three-part onboarding process to become long-term, highly productive and engaged employees. That three-part process starts with orientation and training, and includes an essential element of engagement.Visit the article online to learn more about Milligan’s thoughts regarding engaging new employees.Read the full article here: Onboarding is more than orientation and training.Good thoughts, Bob, but I have to disagree with your three concepts around engagement. According to best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, the 3 key reasons for job misery and disengagement are anonymity, irrelevance and immeasurement.For example, I consult with dairy farmers who don’t even know the names of their employees. An easy and effective way for a dairy farmer to help employees understand their contribution and engage them is by allowing them to track their own progress.advertisementExamples include charting SCC, calf mortality, conception rates, etc., but overall, the biggest obstacle I’m seeing is farm leadership who haven’t recognized that HR is a “support system,” with emphasis on the word system. From what I’ve learned and observed, we can’t solve labor issues by addressing only one area of HR — the interdependent parts work together to accomplish the aim of the system, which in today’s climate is to increase retention and identify and groom successors.To accomplish that, farmers must first identify and communicate their culture in recruiting efforts, hire for a good fit, conduct adequate onboarding to engage immediately (first 1-3 days are most critical) and finally, reinforce this with a handbook, talent development, performance coaching and discipline.The latter is especially critical when an employee is a good fit, but has performance or attitude issues. When HR is done right, succession planning becomes a natural step in the process.—Kristine RangerThank you Kristine! I also learned a great deal from Patrick Lencioni’s book The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery. I agree that performance expectations and especially being able to track them oneself is crucial.—Bob MilliganPHOTO: Photo by Thihkstock.advertisement Editor’s note: Read on for new comments online (Progressive Dairyman). Visit the site today to ask a question on any article or leave a comment for the author.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

New Digitally Programmable Attenuators Perform up to 40 GHz

first_imgPasternack Enterprises has announced a series of 5 Bit, 8 Bit and 10 Bit broadband PIN diode digital step attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz (depending on the configuration). Programmable and variable step attenuators are commonly used in electronic warfare, military and space communication systems, radar and test and measurement applications.Pasternack’s new digital step attenuators come in 30 dB and 60 dB attenuation configurations and have an attenuation step resolution of 0.25 dB to 1 dB. The attenuators offer excellent attenuation accuracy and flatness all the way up to 40 GHz. Insertion loss ranges from 4 dB to 8 dB and P1dB (power) ranges from 10 to 20 dBm. These new variable attenuators meet MIL-STD-202F standards for shock, vibration, altitude, humidity and temperature and are constructed using a durable, but slim line housing, measuring only 0.5” thick.The new high precision PIN diode digital attenuators from Pasternack offer fast and reliable switch speeds and high linearity. The lower frequency 0.03 to 18 GHz digital step attenuators are equipped with female SMA connectors, while the high frequency units that go up to 40 GHz use female 2.4 mm connectors. The power control connector for each unit is a 15 PIN Micro-D-Female connector. The latest addition of PIN diode digital step attenuators provide customers an off-the-shelf solution previously not available for these types of high reliability products where long lead times can exceed 8-12 weeks.last_img read more

Big Things Happening in Cleveland’s Minor League Sports

first_img Tom Farmer Born and raised in northeast Ohio, Tom Farmer started loving sports at a very young age. Some of his first memories were playing baseball and basketball for his local recreation center. Tom’s passion for football came in his early teenage years when the Browns came back in ’99. Tom is a season ticket holder for the Cleveland Gladiators that play in the Arena Football League. He will forever represent his Cleveland teams from the womb to the tomb. Cleveland rocks! We all know the story about the Cleveland sports drought. 52 years without a major sports championship and with the Cavs getting routed in two games in the finals so far, it looks like the streak will soon be 53 years. The Indians are having their best start to a season in a long time and we are hopeful they’ll still be playing in October, but there’s something happening now that will sadly get overlooked. It’s been a very successful year for the Lake Erie Monsters. Not only did they officially become the affiliate for the Columbus Blue Jackets but they are in the AHL Calder Cup finals for the first time in the teams history. They’ve been dominant this postseason losing only TWO out of 16 games and are one away from winning the Calder Cup at home in front of the Monster faithful. History has show that Cleveland has supported hockey as much as any sport in the city even when they had the Barons in the late 70’s and the Lumberjacks in the early 90’s. Another team that plays at Quicken Loans arena is the Cleveland Gladiators and they’ve had their share of success as well the past few years. The team itself started off as the Thunderbolts back in 1991 but the Gladiators came to Cleveland in 1997. They’ve had eight total playoff apperences, three divisional championships and one conference championship. In 2014, the Gladiators had their best season in the teams history and one of the best in AFL history. With a 17-1 regular season record, they went on to have home field advantage all throughout the playoffs and even in the ArenaBowl that they went on to lose. They made the playoffs again in 2015 but lost in the first round to Philadelphia. This year, due to teams leaving and folding, every team in the AFL makes the playoffs so the Gladiators are in by default but still playing decent football.It’s also worth noting that the Akron RubberDucks have the best record of any team in Minor League Baseball and the Lake County Captains are right near the top of their division.Theses teams may not get the glory they deserve because they’re not in the majors but there’s no denying that they’re fun to watch and have had success in their respective leagues. They’re also great for families on a budget. They have extremely cheap tickets so there’s no excuse not to see these teams live. Although it’s hard not to get caught up in the Cavs, Browns and Indians madness, try and take a look at these teams. Cleveland’s teams doing amazing things down at the Q and on the diamond.center_img Related TopicsLake Erie MonstersMinor Leaguelast_img read more

Martinez Nominated for Athlete of the Year

first_imgBy LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSGraduated Port Isabel High senior Alex Martinez has been nominated for athlete of the year honors by the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame.  She is one of three nominees for Sub-6A Girls Athlete of the Year.Representatives of the RGV Sports Hall of Fame, The Monitor, Brownsville Herald, and the Valley Morning Star voted on three nominations for each category.  Team and individual awards for Classes 6A and Sub-6A will be awarded at the 2016 All-Valley Sports Awards Banquet, which will be held in McAllen on June 14.Martinez was a four-year varsity member of the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams, and was also a pole vaulter for the track team.In basketball she was voted RGV Vipers All-Star Newcomer of the Year as a freshman Lady Tarpon.  She was 1st Team All-District as a junior and was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year for District 32-4A for her senior season.  She led the Valley in steals for the 2015-2016 season.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedTHREE-PEAT: Murchison Wins 3rd Straight Athlete of the YearBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High graduating senior Daniella Murchison won big at the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame Awards ceremonies last night in Harlingen. She took home the Sub-Class 6A Girls Athlete of the Year award for the third time in a row.…June 12, 2015In “News”MIGHTY MARTINEZLady Tarpon wins Athlete of the Year By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High’s Alexandria Martinez was named the Sub-6A Female Athlete of the Year at the All-Valley Sports Awards Banquet Tuesday night in McAllen. Martinez, a 2016 graduate of Port Isabel High, was a top contributor…June 17, 2016In “News”Martinez, Swink Claim All-District HonorsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High Lady Tarpon basketball players Alex Martinez and Kelcie Swink took top honors when the All-District 32-4A teams were announced recently. Swink was named Offensive Player of the Year by the district coaches and Martinez was named to the All-District First…April 6, 2015In “News” Sharelast_img read more

Flying High: SPI Kite Fest a treat for first-timers

first_img Share RelatedWriter’s Block: Winter’s No Rest For the WearyBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press It’s hard to call it “winter” when the days have been warm enough to go for walks along the beach barefoot, or when it’s been warm enough to dip your toes in the surf while on those walks. I know that from personal…January 27, 2017In “Editor’s Column”Kitefest slated for Feb. 4-5Special to the Parade When Bill and Susie Doan of B&S Kites sponsored the first SPI Kite Fest, they had no idea where this new venture would take them. They just knew that flying a kite was fun and wanted other people to experience that feeling too. What started out…January 19, 2012In “South Padre Parade”Kite Fest happening now at SPIBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press The South Padre Island Kite Fest was set to get underway Thursday evening with a special indoor kite-flying show at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. The show continued Friday and Saturday as the kite fliers move things outdoors — to the bayside…February 1, 2019In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThough the weather had been vacillating between balmy and brrr-inducing throughout the week last week, conditions became favorable just in time to wow the crowds in attendance at the South Padre Island Kite Fest last Friday.Winds were light, but that didn’t stop competitive stunt kite fliers from putting on aerobatic performances that seemed to defy logic. For the Soditch family, of Baytown, the event and the performances could be summed up in one word: impressive.“Six people at once controlling their kites and not getting them tangled up is very impressive,” said Soditch family patriarch, Steven.His wife Mary agreed, echoing his comment. “It’s very neat,” she had said just a moment earlier.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Solon earns trip to Columbus with 81-60 win over Copley

first_img Michael Trivisonno is a current college student at Cleveland State University who covers high school sports throughout Northeast Ohio for NEO Sports Insiders. He’s also been the Lake County Captains beat writer the previous two seasons. Michael Trivisonno CLEVELAND–After the game, it was all smiles from the Solon Comets as they made history Saturday evening by winning its first regional championship in school history after topping the Copley Indians, 81-60.“It’s an incredible feeling,” head coach Tony DeCesare said. “We’ve put it together at the right time.”One thing DeCesare has noticed with this team is the maturity they’ve shown over the course of the season. From the five starters to the bench depth, every single player has made an impact to put the team in the position where they are at right now.“I think if you don’t continue to get better, you don’t get to the point where we’re at,” he said. “When the pace is where we had it tonight, we always feel pretty good about the game.”One player that has improved since the beginning of the season is senior standout Sincere Carry. He’s in the discussion for Division I player of the year and has been the focal point of the team’s success this season. The West Liberty commit is focused on improving his game when he can.“I just try to improve every night,” he said. “Whether it’s bringing energy or just individually scoring, and on defense I try to go hard every time we get an offensive rebound and push the tempo for my teammates.”Copley started the second quarter inching their way back from a nine-point first quarter deficit. A layup from senior Brian Roberts got the Indians within two points early on. From there, Trent Williams and Mike Bekelja knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers to give Solon an eight-point lead with just over three minutes left.The final minute and a half belonged to the Comets. Sincere Carry and Trent Williams found their way to the basket to finish at the rim for four quick points.The final play of the quarter got the Solon fans on their feet. Carry found Williams with a no-look pass which led to an easy layup as time expired. The Solon lead ascended to 12 points at the half.The momentum continued for the Comets early on in the second half. Trent Williams found his touch, which is what really opened up the game for Solon.In a matter of a minute and a half, Williams accounted for four straight 3-pointers, resulting in the a 20-point Solon lead. Just a minute later he would end up sinking his fifth 3-pointer of the quarter.Williams scored 15 of the team’s 26 points in the third quarter, giving Solon a comfortable 66-47 lead.“My teammates kept giving me the ball,” Williams said. “When the first one went in, I felt confident and kept shooting.”Williams ended up with a game-high 29 points. Carry added 14 points and 13 assists, followed by 12 points from Nick Close. Mike Bekelja had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds during the win.As for Copley, Brian Roberts led the Indians with a team-high 18 points. Aamir Solomon contributed with 14 points. Isaiah Rogers and Sam Emich rounded out the scoring with 13 and 10 points respectively.The 20-point deficit the Indians faced throughout fourth quarter was too much to overcome. Solon controlled the tempo on the offensive end, getting to the basket for easy layups.As the last couple of minutes wound down, the Solon crowd knew their team would live on for another week. As soon as the clock hit double zeros, the bench mobbed the floor to celebrate the first final four appearance in school history.The Solon Comets will now have five days to prepare for a state semifinal matchup against Pickerington Central on Friday night. The game will be set to tipoff at 8:30 p.m at Ohio State’s Jerome Schottenstein Center.center_img Related TopicsCopleySolonlast_img read more

Indians President Chris Antonetti: “We Feel We’re in a Better Position Today Then at the Start of the Offseason”

first_imgIf you ask most Indians fans, they will tell you that in their opinion the team has not progressed thus far this offseason, and have taken a step the other way with spring training less than 60 days away.One who doesn’t share that feeling is Indians President Chris Antonetti, who on Wednesday spoke to Fox Sports Indians field reporter Andre Knott and company on News Radio WTAM 1100.Antonetti, who always is looking on the bright side, says that the team has already met some goals, and likes what they have done in terms of moving forward and adding some players for 2019.“What we are trying to do heading into the off-season is two things – and that is first and foremost feel like we have a team that is capable of wining the AL Central for a 4th year in a row in 2019 and advancing beyond that, but also we’re trying to position our organization for sustained success beyond that,” Antonetti said.“Those are really to our primary goals and we feel like the moves that we’ve made to this date have actually advanced us and both of those efforts.”The biggest move by the team was to bring back first basemen/DH Carlos Santana, in the process losing the power in the lineup of Edwin Encarnacion.Antonetti thinks that adding both CSan and Tampa Bay Rays prospect Jake Bauers will make the Indians a better team in 2019.“We feel in getting back Carlos Santana and Jake Bauers specifically and the trade addition of Jordan Luplow in the outfield will very much impact our Major League team, fit very well with the balance of our roster,” Antonetti told WTAM 1100.“We’ve done that while also bringing In some young talent into the organization, so we feel like we’re in a better position today then we were at the start of the offseason.”Fans will point to the extreme number of players that have left the team via free agency or trade this offseason so far and argue that the team can’t possibly be in a better spot than when they left the field in game three of the ALDS loss to the Houston Astros.While that may be true as it stands on December 20th, Antonetti says that this team is not done with adding and making moves to make sure they have a roster ready to go and compete come the end of the March when the season starts.“I think where we are there’s going to be some turnover on our roster, that’s just the realities and the way baseball works,” Antonetti said.“We have a lot of very good players, and as those guys continue to mature, they get more expensive, and the realities of our market is that we will have to make some difficult choices.” Pages: 1 2 Related TopicsCarlos SantanaChris AntonettiIndiansJake Bauers Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loedelast_img read more

DOT Schedules Open House on Soldotna to Sterling Safety Corridor

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Transportation is looking for feedback on transforming the Sterling Highway into a four lane divided highway from Soldotna to Sterling in 2021. They will host an open house on January 28 about the safety corridor at the Soldotna Borough Assembly Chambers. Mccarthy: “So this recommends a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median. It’s very similar to like Minnesota Drive here in Anchorage. There’s some room in between the lanes, it’s separated, usually it’s grass so that way it helps with drainage, snow storage and those kinds of things. And that will help address safety, capacity issues, and mobility.” That meeting will be from 4:00-7:00 pm Thursday, January 28 in the Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna. Shannon McCarthy with the DOT says the project is working to secure Federal highway funding to make the heavily traveled roadway more safe. Mccarthy: “They’ve done a lot of engineering work and they want to move forward into a full-blown environmental document where they get to do even more detailed work before they can move forward with construction.” She says the details of that proposed alternative are laid out in the Preliminary Engineering Report which will be available for review at the open house. Click here to visit the project’s website.last_img read more

Counterfeit Money Circulating Cooper Landing Area

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a fake $20 bill used at a convenience store in Cooper Landing. According to the  Toopers, the store owner reported someone used to fake bill sometime over the previous weekend. Seward Troopers responded to the store on June 6, and collected the fake $20 bill.center_img The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers in Seward at 907-224-3346.last_img

Scorpions take third after big win over Hurricanes

first_imgThe Jamaica Scorpions, as was expected, wrapped up an easy innings and 118-run win over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes to finish tied for third in the curtailed 2020 West Indies Championship.With the final two rounds suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Scorpions ended the eight-round campaign on 91.8 points, the same as the Guyana Jaguars with the Barbados Pride coming out on top with 134.8 points followed by Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in second with 94.6 points.In the meantime, Derval Green grabbed three of the last four Leeward Islands Hurricanes wickets and ended with career-best figures of 5-75 from 22.1 overs, the first time he has taken five wickets in a first-class innings – the Hurricanes were bowled out for 183 in their second innings about an hour before lunch on the final day of the eighth round match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.Starting the day on 134 for six, Hurricanes suffered an early setback, when experienced opener Montcin Hodge was caught behind off Green for the top score of 61, nibbling outside the off stump, after adding just one to his overnight score.Marquino Mindley trapped West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph leg before wicket for a duck in the following over and three overs later, Green had Hayden Walsh Jr caught at first slip for 35 to continue the slide.Hurricanes were 154 for nine, and Jeremiah Louis (29) indulged himself towards the end before Green cleaned him up to bring the match to a close and the Scorpions completed the season sweep. Almost perfect The victory was quite a satisfying one for assistant coach Nikita Miller who said the team almost played a perfect game.“I would say that the performance was close to one of those perfect performances, for the first time his season, we got all available batting points and our bowlers did the business, so we are quite pleased to have ended the season on this note,” said Miller.The former captain said there was still room for improvement, however, he and head coach Andre Coley were pleased with what they have seen in their first season in charge of the young team.“I would say that this season has been more towards the plus side than the negative when you look at it, we had the leading runscorer in the tournament in Blackwood and we have three batsmen and two bowlers in the top ten so that is a sign of improvement.”last_img read more

Kentucky guard Epps suspended following alcohol incident

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell has suspended star sophomore guard Makayla Epps after she was cited on alcohol-related charges in her hometown.Epps, a first team all-Southeastern Conference selection last season after averaging 14.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, was cited last month by Lebanon, Kentucky, police for possession of alcohol by a minor and having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.The Lebanon Enterprise reported that the 19-year-old faces a pretrial conference May 11 in Marion County District Court after pleading not guilty to the charges on April 27.Mitchell did not specify what type of discipline Epps will face but said Wednesday that it will include at least a one-game suspension next season. The coach said she must train individually this summer and work on her decision-making.“This is really about trying to help her as a person,” Mitchell said during a news conference involving player and staff updates. “People have to know that alcohol, young people dealing with alcohol, just rarely ends well. … We’re just going to spend a lot of time helping her there.”The police citation states that Epps and another woman were parked at Graham Memorial Park at 1:48 a.m. on April 12. An officer smelled alcohol in the car and noticed an open can of Bud Light beer in the back seat, the report added.Epps had slightly slurred speed and a strong smell of alcohol, the report said. A Breathalyzer test also showed the presence of alcohol but didn’t list a reading.The 5-foot-10 Epps, whose father Anthony was the starting point guard on Kentucky’s 1996 national championship squad, is expected to be a major part for the Wildcats on both ends of the floor after emerging into a go-to player last season. She can play several positions, has a strong perimeter game and is a solid defender.In citing all of Epps’ assets, Mitchell also said good judgment must be part of the picture. He’s hopeful that Epps will use the time away to grow on and off the court.“Our players have to understand that they are the most visible group of young women in this state,” Mitchell said, “and that there’s a responsibility that comes with that. …“I have every hope that she will make good decisions throughout this process and come back stronger and better because I know she’s capable of doing that.”last_img read more

Parkway finishes runner-up in the Bossier Invitational

first_imgThe Parkway Panthers finished runner-up in the 75th annual Bossier Invitational boys basketball tournament, falling to Captain Shreve 64-61 in the championship game Saturday night at Bossier High.The Panthers knocked off defending champion Orr Academy of Chicago 73-61 in the semifinals Saturday afternoon. That put Parkway in the championship game for the first time since the Panthers won the title in 2000.Against Orr, Parkway won with a late charge in the fourth quarter. In the title game, the Panthers couldn’t quite pull it off again. The game was tight the whole way. It was tied at 31 at the half. Parkway trailed by as many as five in the third quarter but rallied and was behind by just one, 46-45, going into the fourth.The lead changed hands several times early in the fourth. Parkway held its last lead at 53-52 with just over five minutes left. But the Panthers hit a cold spell and the Gators took advantage, going on a 7-0 run for a 59-53 lead with about two minutes to play.Parkway was within four with 58 seconds left, but Shreve hit two free throws to back up by six. Artavious Lynn hit a 3-pointer to cut the gap to 64-61 with 8.5 seconds left. The Gators missed the front end of a one-and-one with 7.4 seconds left. The Panthers got a good look at a 3-pointer to tie but it didn’t come close to going in.Juwon Johnson led the Panthers with 14 points. Artavious Lynn had 13 and Niki Edwards 10. Forward Tyrone Earls led the Gators with 17 points. Toronco Loston, who was named the tournament MVP, scored 13.Johnson and Lynn were both named to the all-tournament team. Earls and Ray Cole represented Shreve on the all-tournament team.Edwards, who also had a very good tournament, and Lynn scored 16 each to lead the Panthers against Orr. Johnson scored 12 points and Trey Rogers added 10.Parkway led by as many as nine points in the third quarter, but Orr cut it to one going into the fourth. The game remained close through much of the fourth quarter and the Spartans led 56-55 with 2:30 left.The Panthers finally got some separation when Gabe Decuir knocked down a 3-pointer on the baseline and was fouled. His four-point play gave Parkway a 62-56 lead. A three-point play by Johnson put the Panthers ahead 67-58 with 58 seconds left.The Spartans answered with a 3-pointer which cut the lead to 67-61 with 49.3 seconds to play. But Parkway closed the game with six straight points.Orr won the third-place game 68-46 over Booker T. Washington, which lost to Captain Shreve 62-61 in the other semifinal.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Giants add memorial to CT shooting victims on helmet. In Comic Sans?

first_img 12,186 posts U of Florida ’03 (Telecomm) – FAU ’08/’14 (MBA/MHA) Location:Greater Los Angeles Area Sports Logos Location:Seattle Share this post 1 Location:Twin Cities Share this post ksupilot This topic is now closed to further replies. 4 2 1,204 Handwritten. 135 Members Recommended Posts rmackman Members Share on other sites Link to post 0 Posted December 16, 2012 CrazyAnna Location:Princeton If it is a decal, then this is the one time comic sans is the right font choice.Comic Sans is a good choice because it’s an elementary school. The font is reminding you how it was very young lives that were lost. 4 Share this post Giants add memorial to CT shooting victims on helmet. In Comic Sans? tubby34 Silent Wind of Doom five boroughs, one City. 1,204 Members 2,359 posts 228 Members Silent Wind of Doom 3,472 posts 386 Go To Topic Listing That logo is the logo that is being used for the tragedy. All of my friends and I on Facebook are using it. I honestly think it looks nice.They are also lighting 26 white flares before the game. Members 22,644 fouhy12 Members Share on other sites 7 386 6,671 posts Wikipedia Uni Obermeister Members Link to post 38 slapshot 6,156 Share on other sites 22,644 Anubis2051 half horse, half mountain lion, half grizzly bear Page 1 of 4   0 CDixonDesign Share this post It’s handwritten:@SI_PeterKing: “The Giants will handwrite “S.H.E.S.” (Sandy Hook Elementary School) on all helmets before Sunday’s game at Atlanta. A great gesture.”…091134448005120 26,359 posts 22,644 Share this post Favourite Logos:Washington State (1995-pres)Seattle Seahawks (1976-2001 / 2012-pres)Seattle MarinersSeattle Supersonics (1975-1995)Seattle Sounders FCSan Antonio Spurs (1989-2003) Moderators 175 No, it’s definitely a font. The first and last S are the same, the camera angle is just distorting them. Giants add memorial to CT shooting victims on helmet. In Comic Sans? I’m the dude playin’ the dude, disguised as another dude 17,857 posts Share this post 38 6,156 Are you sure it wasn’t just hand drawn on in sharpie? Note the first and last S are different. Posted December 16, 2012 0 Members Share this post Members Location:Middleburg Heights, OH Members 386 CrazyAnna Anubis2051 Members Share on other sites I like the Giants’ solution better. Pick one, Kraft – either the seal or the ribbon would be perfect. Together they’re ugly. Followers 0 Gothamite slapshot This picture was just released. I’m proud my team has chosen to honor the victims of such a horrible tragedy. I can’t say the same for their choice of fonts. Next 0 Cameras can do funny things, but it totally looks hand-written to me. The top end of the top S drops down more and the bottom of the top S is flatter. Also, I think the periods look different. Compare the top two periods. 135 Posted December 16, 2012 2 Members Link to post Share this post rmackman 64 Share on other sites kajeet Sports Logo News McCall Forums Home 1,408 posts Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo Share on other sites tajmccall Share on other sites 171 175 Share this post Link to post Posted December 16, 2012 175 Formerly & Currently McCall This picture was just released. I’m proud my team has chosen to honor the victims of such a horrible tragedy. I can’t say the same for their choice of fonts. Perfect font for representing an elementary school. How can you complain about this? 751 64 Share on other sites Posted December 16, 2012 Link to post 1 Cosmic Link to post Share on other sites BASED. Share this post All Activity 0 Share this post Members 34 0 Sports Logo News Favourite Logos:I like a lot of the logos from the early 90s. My signature is proof of that (and a representation of my favorite teams). 3 CrazyAnna ThorSkaagi 22,644 Link to post 0 Share on other sites 135 Share this post tubby34 SportsLogos.Net Members 751 Location:Seattle Link to post kajeet Link to post Link to post 171 Link to post Members CDixonDesign Share this post 0 572 posts 0 2,359 posts Posted December 16, 2012 Favourite Logos:Washington State (1995-pres)Seattle Seahawks (1976-2001 / 2012-pres)Seattle MarinersSeattle Supersonics (1975-1995)Seattle Sounders FCSan Antonio Spurs (1989-2003) Location:Missouri 4 720 I hear the Jets are gonna do it on Monday night as well. 4 The NFL season has finally returned. 🙂 Favourite Logos:NFL:Original Ravens and Seahawks,New York Giants script logo,Houston Oilers MLB:Cartoon Oriole Location:Charlotte, NC Prev Share on other sites 1,204 Cosmic 0 Lights Out five boroughs, one City. Share on other sites 5,241 posts SportsLogos.Net The NFL season has finally returned. 🙂 2 CDixonDesign 1,812 Board Man + Young Trece Sign in to follow this   6,156 53,285 posts Pick one, Kraft – either the seal or the ribbon would be perfect. Together they’re ugly.Agreed. This shouldn’t be about 1-uping the next person. 1 A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude 6,671 posts ksupilot 171 Location:Charlotte, NC 93 Share this post 175 By Anubis2051, December 16, 2012 in Sports Logo News 1,812 16,613 posts If course it is. If this is a tribute worth having, it’s worth doing right. Kevin W. Share this post 1,885 posts Link to post 93 38 Posted December 16, 2012 15,496 posts 0 34 773 34 Gothamite Members McCall 987 posts 175 773 Posted December 16, 2012 Followers 0 CDixonDesign 228 Link to post Page 1 of 4   Gothamite Location:Body in S. Carolina, Heart in New York 4,356 Share on other sites Location:Denver, CO 751 Lights Out Medical Crab Posted December 16, 2012 4,356 Members Posted December 16, 2012 Share on other sites Posted December 16, 2012 22,644 fouhy12 53,285 posts If anything else, we also learned that the helmet stripe is cut to meet the curve of the Revo Speed, and it’s also slightly curved at the bottom. Share this post 175 Share this post Link to post Share this post I like the Giants’ solution better.Pick one, Kraft – either the seal or the ribbon would be perfect. Together they’re ugly.Even with the ribbon behind the city seal. They seem disconnected, but it’s really about the fact that they chose to honor the victims. Arguing aesthetics, in this case, seems moot. 93 Next Location:Buffalo, NY Share on other sites Posted December 16, 2012 Link to post Share this post 93 Posted December 16, 2012 Giants add memorial to CT shooting victims on helmet. In Comic Sans? Forums Home Posted December 16, 2012 tajmccall 2,179 posts 93 4,356 93 If course it is. If this is a tribute worth having, it’s worth doing right.I think they did it right. These were children, and handwritten is perfect to me for reflecting that. If was handwritten by each player then it would be even more perfect. Think when you learned to write in school, everyone’s was unique. 720 Share on other sites Share this post 3 Share on other sites 773 Link to post Kevin W. 2,864 posts Posted December 16, 2012 Link to post 228 3 Link to post 720 Posted December 16, 2012 0 Members ThorSkaagi All Activity 22,644 64 1,812 Share on other sites Link to post New England will also be wearing a decal on their helmets. Classy. Real great move by the Giants. Posted December 16, 2012 Share on other sites Share on other sites Prev 1,350 posts 0 Location:Earth Posted December 16, 2012 Members Link to post Really? Not really the time to get worked up over a font. Sign in to follow this   Gothamite Posted December 16, 2012 Posted December 16, 2012 If it is a decal, then this is the one time comic sans is the right font choice. 0 Sports Logos Location:Born in Palo Alto, CA – left immediately for Milwaukee, WI – then Ft. Lauderdale, FL – then Atlanta, GA – back to FL again – then Chicago, IL, now West Palm Beach, FL….it’s a long story…. CrazyAnnalast_img read more

Great news! The Premier League starts with fans in the…

first_imgGreat news for football fans in England! A number of authoritative publications on the Island have circulated the information that from the new season in the Premier League, fans will have the opportunity to attend the matches of their favorite teams.The management of the Premier League has already sent preliminary information to the clubs and an official decision is expected within days.Currently, matches in England are played behind closed doors and strict epidemiological measures due to the coronavirus.However, for the new season, some of them are expected to drop out and fans will be allowed at the stadiums up to 40% of the capacity of the facilities. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Aruna Quadri Usurps Omar Assar To Become Africa’s Number One

first_imgAruna Quadri is the new number one on the African Table Tennis scene after the Nigerian displaced Omar Assar of Egypt in the latest ranking released on Monday.According to the ITTF World Ranking for July 2018, Aruna Quadri is the best ranked African player in the world.He moved up two places from 22nd to 20th with 10234 points in the latest ranking from world table tennis ruling body, ITTF, ahead of Omar Assar (10233 points).Aruna Quadri returns to the top 20 and Africa’s number one after he made history as the first Nigerian to do so in January 2018.Fan Zhengdon of China retains the number one spot for a fourth successive month for the first time in his career. Relatedlast_img read more

Subaru partners with iRacing for rallycross series

first_imgSubaru of America, the North American branch of Japanese car manufacturer Subaru, has partnered with sim racing platform iRacing.The car manufacturer will be the entitlement sponsor of the Subaru iRX All-Star Invitational rallycross championship as part of the deal. Image credit: iRacingRELATED: Nevada regulators permit eNASCAR and ESL One Los Angeles bettingProfessional drivers from rally, rallycross, Indycar, and NASCAR will participate in the event alongside sim racers in a six-round championship that begins on April 10th.Travis Pastrana, Subaru Rally Team USA driver, discussed the championship in a release: “With so many people staying at home and missing racing, now is the perfect time to try new things in esports. For this series we’re going to bring together some of the biggest names from different types of racing and put them on virtual rallycross tracks with dirt, tarmac and jumps. It’s going to be a blast, and I can’t wait to see what happens!”RELATED: F1 Esports’ Dr. Julian Tan on the sim racing revolutionThe event will have a total prize pool of $10,000 (£8,028), which will be donated in its entirety to a selection of charities that are set to be announced at a later date. Subaru Motorsports USA will field a three-car roster in the series.The championship will be broadcast across iRacing’s social media platforms and on Subaru Motorsports USA’s Facebook page. Other competitors, teams, and sponsors will also stream the event.Esports Insider says: The recent exposure of sim racing has attracted plenty of attention on what was previously a relatively small scene. Subaru getting involved in sim racing makes a lot of sense given the huge crossover potential between real-world and virtual motorsport while events across the globe are cancelled or postponed.ESI New York 2020 – Find out morelast_img read more

Dominick Bruns Memorial Challenge Cup Chase dates set

first_imgDANUBE, Minn. – The Dominick Bruns Memorial Challenge Cup Chase for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars boasts a trio of $1,000 to win features at as many different Minnesota speedplants.Features on Saturday, June 7 at Jackson Speedway, Friday, July 18 at Murray County Speedway and Sunday, Aug. 10 at Redwood Speedway all pay a minimum of $100 to start.The top driver in point standings for the three nights earns a $1,000 share of the $2,000 series point fund and becomes eligible to qualify for the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.The runner-up in points earns $600 and third place in the standings is good for $400. IMCA driver Shaun Bruns and his wife Becky founded the Dominick Bruns Memorial Foundation in 2008 after losing their son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The series point fund is generated by the sale of T-shirts and racing shirts by the foundation along with contributions from area sponsors. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 Jackson. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $25.Murray County opens the pit gates at 5 p.m. and the grandstand at 6 p.m. Racing follows 7:15 p.m. hot laps. Admission to the grandstand is $12 for adults, $7 for kids 11-15 and free for 10 and under. Car and driver is $35; pit passes are $25. Redwood opens the pit gates at 3:30 p.m. and the grandstand at 4:30 p.m. Racing follows 5:15 hot laps.Pit passes are $25. Admission for spectators is $12 for adults, $8 for teenagers and free for kids 12 and under when attending with a paid adult. NASCAR Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb is a special guest that evening. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points, as well as special series points, will be given all three nights.Kids attending Bruns Challenge Cup Chase events will be eligible for drawings for checkered flags autographed by Stock Car drivers competing at the respective events.More information about the Challenge Cup Chase and the Dominick Bruns Memorial Fund is available on the website.last_img read more

Vatican Cardinal Pell to stand trial on sex assault charges

first_imgMichael Dodge/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Cardinal George Pell was ordered to stand trial on decades-old sexual assault charges on Tuesday, making him the most senior official to be tried in the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal.Pell, who serves as Pope Francis’ chief financial adviser, pleaded not guilty before an Australian magistrate. He was ordered to appear in court again on Wednesday.The charges against Pell were first announced last June.Melbourne Magistrate Belinda Wallington previously agreed to discharge some of the most serious charges against Pell, the highest-ranked Catholic in Australia, but she said the case against Pell was strong enough to warrant a trial by jury.Over the last four weeks, the court heard allegations of sexual offenses that allegedly took place at a swimming pool, cinema and a cathedral between the 1970s and 1990s, according to Australia’s 9News.Police in the Australian state of Victoria have charged Pell, 76, with multiple counts of sexual assault, but details about the charges have not been disclosed. Pell vowed to “defend” himself against the allegations in a statement released on his behalf early Tuesday.“Cardinal George Pell has at all times fully cooperated with Victoria Police and always and steadfastly maintained his innocence. He has voluntarily returned to Australia to meet these accusations,” the statement said. “He will defend the remaining charges.”Pell thanked those who have supported him “during this exacting time” and said he was “grateful for their continuing support and prayers,” according to the statement.Pell has not been asked to resign by Francis, who has vowed zero tolerance for sexual-related offenses. The pontiff granted Pell a leave of absence last year “so he can defend himself.”“The Holy See has taken note of the decision issued by judicial authorities in Australia regarding His Eminence Cardinal George Pell,” Greg Burke, director of the Holy See Press Office said in a statement Tuesday. “Last year, the Holy Father granted Cardinal Pell a leave of absence so he could defend himself from the accusations. The leave of absence is still in place.”The Vatican issued a similar statement last year when the charges against Pell were initially announced.“The Holy See has learned with regret the news of charges filed in Australia against Card. George Pell for decades-old actions that have been attributed to him,” the Vatican said in a statement last June. “The Holy Father, having been informed by Card. Pell, has granted the cardinal a leave of absence so he can defend himself.”In 2014, Francis appointed Pell the Vatican prefect of the secretariat for the economy. Pell, who was ordained as a priest more than 50 years ago, is the highest-ranking Vatican official to face charges in the Catholic Church’s multiyear sex abuse scandal.Pell voluntarily spoke with Australian police officials in Rome in 2016 about alleged sexual assaults in Ballarat, Australia, from 1976 to 1980 and in East Melbourne from 1996 to 2001.The Vatican said Pell has “openly and repeatedly” condemned abuse against minors and noted his support for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Taking a look at the remaining Grapefruit League games

first_imgClosing out Grapefruit League action on March 25, the Orioles will welcome the New York Mets for the first time at 1:05.Please follow and like us: If I could plug myself for one second, Sunday’s game will be my first in the press box at Ed Smith Stadium. I’ll be in Sarasota all week, covering all four home games the Orioles will have from the 17th through the 23rd. I’m hoping to bring as much coverage as I can your way, while cherishing this amazing first-time experience for me every step of the way. The Baltimore Orioles had their only off day of the spring yesterday as the Ed Smith Stadium complex was closed giving players a much needed rest, mentally and physically. Resuming play today with 15 games remaining over the next two weeks, we’re going to start seeing the Opening Day roster begin to take shape. On Friday, the Orioles will head south to Fort Myers to play the Twins again, this time with a full squad. In their last meeting at Hammond Stadium, the Orioles were able to board a bus north with a 9-4 victory. Tonight, the Orioles will take on the New York Yankees in Tampa in their final trip to George M. Steinbrenner Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 this evening and you’ll be able to hear the game broadcast on the flagship station for the Orioles, 105.7 The Fan. It will be the second matchup in four days between the two teams and the third of four this spring. They played to a 2-2 tie back on March 1 and the Yankees took the second Grapefruit League game, 6-1. The weekend begins with a trip to Dunedin to take on a split-squad Toronto Blue Jays team and then they’ll welcome a split-squad Yankees club back to Sarasota. Saturday’s contest will be streamed live on and the game on Sunday will be televised live on MASN at 1:05.center_img Tuesday, March 19 will feature another home game against the Twins, followed by a 6:05 contest on Wednesday, March 20 when the Orioles will host the Boston Red Sox. With games on February 27, March 2 and March 8, the Orioles have taken all three by a combined score of 20-9. Back-to-back home games will happen on Tuesday and Wednesday with the Orioles hosting the Toronto Blue Jays and a split-squad Minnesota Twins team. The game on Wednesday will be broadcast on MASN at 1:05. The Blue Jays will be making their final trip to Sarasota, as the Orioles will look to make it a perfect 2-for-2 at home this spring against them. The Orioles won the first game 9-8. On the road for the following two days, the Orioles will travel to Bradenton to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 21 and back down to Dunedin on March 22. Three of the final four games will be played at home as the Twins make their final appearance on March 23 and the Pirates make their’s on March 24. That’s a split-squad day for the Orioles as the other half of the team will make their final trip to Clearwater to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. On Monday, March 18, the Orioles will make their one-and-only trip to Joker Merchant Stadium in Lakeland, to take on a split-squad Detroit Tigers team. Meeting just once prior this spring, the Orioles won a 7-5 contest back on March 3.last_img read more

Galway Athletics Report

first_imgGCH – County U13 Relays winners Kelsey Wall, Ava McKeon, Leana NicDhonncha and Isabella Burke Limerick MarathonCiaran Faherty, a recent GCH signing, took a fantastic second place in the Limerick half marathon last Sunday, clocking an excellent 68.30. GCH had two women finish in the top 10 of the Ladies half with Clare Rowe and Neasa De Burca performing well on the day.  In the 6 miles’ race,Galway native Tara Whyte of Clonliffe took sixth place, and Jimmy Ward of GCH broke the magic three-hour barrier for the first time in the marathon, running a superb 2.57, a just reward for a very intensive training regime over the last year.West of Ireland Mini MarathonWinner Laura Shaughnessy, DSD AC, and Galway , at the West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon. Photo Credit Tomás GreallyGalway athlete Laura Shaughnessy, of DSD AC, won the 8th Annual Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon last Sunday, clocking 35.41 for a clear victory over the 10km course.FixturesGalway Sports Partnership 10k  Labane , Ardrahan hosts the annual Galway Sports Partnership 10k, which will be held next Sunday May 7th at 12 noonprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email World Masters GamesThe multi-talented Mary Barrett of Loughrea AC came home with a superb three gold medals at the World Masters Games held recently in Auckland New Zealand, claiming victories in the over 55 High Jump, Shot Putt and placed 4th in the Discus competition. Galway 5km Series Galway 5km Series leg one winner Sarah Collins of GCH – Picture Credit John O’ConnorConor Dolan took a commanding victory at the first leg of the 2017 Galway 5km Series in Ballybrit Racecourse on Tuesday last. Dolan clocked 16.33 for the win, ahead of talented Craughwell AC youngster Ben Ryan, in 16.51, and third placer Paddy O’Toole of Westport AC in 16.55. First lady home was Sarah Collins of GCH in 18.30, with Deirdre Brophy of Athenry AC second and Caitriona Cahalan third. There were 747 finishers, a record for the series.Galway 5km Series leg one winner Conor Dolan of GCH – Picture Credit John O’ConnorGalway County Track and Field ChampionshipsBen Garrard and Gavin Cooney, Craughwell ACGalway U19 and Senior 800m Champions 2017Day One of the 2017 Galway County Track and Field Championships were held Saturday last in Dangan, at NUIG Sports grounds. The event featured county championships for all ages from U13 to U19, at Juvenile level, while at senior level, all distances on the track up to 1500m and all field events were held.  The Senior track events over 1500 metres were among the highlights of a packed programme, and the men’s race saw a GCH one two with Jim Phelan showing a blistering turn of pace in the home straight to pip Eamon Hornibrook after a thrilling race. Phelan also took the 200m Senior title, Siobhan Egan took on the 1500m distance for the first time after her recent marathon team victory last October, and stormed to victory in the Ladies event in 5.08, with Sinead Gaffney of Craughwell second and Jean O’Connor of GCH third. At 800m, Ben Garrard of Craughwell won the U18/19 race, while his clubmate Gavin Cooney claimed the senior crown. Sinead Gaffney took ladies senior 800 gold, with Jean O’Connor taking the Masters title. Majella Loftus of GCH took a double victory, winning both the senior ladies 100m, and 200m, while Cillin Greene of GCH took the senior men’s 100m easily. Over 400m, there were wins for Shane Canavan and Nicole King both of GCH at senior level. Shane O’Rourke of Tuam AC won the 110 hurdles, with Ryan McNelis of Athenry AC claiming the 400m hurdles crown.In the Senior field events, multi eventer Michael Breathnach of GCH won Shot Putt, Weight throw, Discus and Javelin gold, with Barry Rafferty and Rory O’Connor of Tuam taking masters golds in the Shot and WFD, O’Connor also took gold in the M50 Discus and Javelin and   Keith Horan of SGAC won the Masters Javelin.Brendan Staunton of GCH took Senior gold in the Hammer, Shane O Rourke won the High Jump and Long Jump for Tuam AC, Bryan Brennan of South Galway claimed Masters Long jump victory, Justin Lane of Tuam AC won the Triple Jump and Masters Discus and Hammer O35.  In the women’s field events, Peggy Higgins of Corofin AC claimed Ladies High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump, and all the throws golds in a clean sweep of the Masters titles.At Juvenile level, there were huge numbers participating and one of the finest performances of the day came in the U13 Girls category, via a triple gold medal winning effort for Ava McKeon of GCH, who took victory over 80m hurdles, and in the 80m sprint and 600m. The U13 Girls High Jump went to Siofra Davis of Craughwell with her clubmate taking Javelin gold Aoibhe Fahy, while Caoimhe Farrell of Loughrea AC won Long Jump gold. Caitlin Griffin of Loughrea won the Shot putt. In the U13 Boys Evan Hallinan of Craughwell took both High Jump and Long Jump gold, while Liam Shaw of Athenry AC also doubled up, and won Shot Putt and Javelin gold. On the track, there were victories for Evan Hallinan of Craughwell AC, who won his third gold of the day over hurdles, Ross Cosgrove of Tuam AC in the 80m, and Andrew Horan of South Galway AC in the 600m.At U14 level Emma Moore of GCH secured triple gold in an amazing performance, winning the 80m sprint, the 200m and clocking the fastest 800m of any ladies on the day, a time of 2.29.  Isabelle Moynihan of Tuam AC won the sprint hurdles and Roisin Geaney of South Galway AC won the 1500m title and the walk. In the Boys, Conor Hoade of Craughwell Ac won the hurdles, while Luke Dahler of GCH took the 80m and 200m sprint double and Darragh Jennings won the 800m event. Oisin Keane of East Galway AC won 1500m gold after an exciting battle with Ross McGuinness of Craughwell AC.  In the U14 Girls field events, the High Jump title went to Saoirse Pearse of Craughwell AC, and there were other Craughwell wins via Rebecca Lynch, in Javelin, in Discus via Olivia Koman and Hammer via Hannah Hynes, with Nicole Quirke of GCH winning the Long Jump and Ella Rafferty of Tuam AC claiming Shot Putt gold.  At U14 Boys level Lukas Schukat won both the High Jump and Long Jump titles for Craughwell, the Shot Putt was won by Rian Kearney and there was another Craughwell double win   in Javelin and Hammer from Liam McDonagh, while Eoghan Jennings won the DiscusIn the U15 events, Aoibheann Farrell of Loughrea won the sprint hurdles, and later took Long Jump gold, and Ellie Cronin of Craughwell AC took the 250m hurdles title. Other winners were Eimear Rowe GCH, who claimed 800m gold, Ava Finn of Craughwell in the 200m, Chloe Farragher of Craughwell won the 100m, and Joanna Healy of GCH took the 1500 title with a fast last lap finish. Corrib AC’s Maeve Ford won the 2k Walk and the Shot Putt. In the U15 Girls field section, the High Jump title was won by Ellie Cronin of Craughwell, and her clubmates also were victorious- in the Javelin first place went to Lauren Mc Nally, and Annie de Hora claimed a superb double gold via Hammer and Discus wins. In the U15 Boys Paschal Walsh of Craughwell did the double winning both High and Long Jumps, as did his clubmate Conor Trehy, in winning the Triple Jump and Javelin, while Cian Davis King of Corrib AC won the ShotIn the U15 Boys races, Craughwell’s Jack Fitzgerald won the 75m hurdles, and his team mate James Furey won the long hurdles gold.  Paschal Walsh of Craughwell won the 100m, Lughaigh Morgan, Craughwell claimed 200m gold and Sean Cotter of Craughwell AC took a double win with 800m and 1500m gold, completing a clean sweep for Craughwell on the track in the U15 Boys events. In the field, Jack Mannion of Tuam AC won High jump goldAt U16/17 level Aoibhe Deeley took two golds home, winning the sprint hurdles and 100m for Athenry AC, as did Soren O’Toole of GCH, taking the 200m gold and 250m hurdles title, while Laoise Geraghty of GCH impressed with another double, with wins in the 400m and 800m. Craughwell’s Ciara Sheppard won the 1500m race.  In the Field Mieke Kroening of Tuam won the JavelinIn the field at U16/17 Craughwell had wins in the Long Jump via Leanagh Gilligan, the Triple Jump from Eva Whyte, and in the Shot Putt by the throwing phenomenon, Chloe Casey. In the U16/U17 Boys, the High Jump was won by Ryan Gallagher of Craughwell AC, the Triple and Long Jump titles went to Conor Leahy of Loughrea AC, and Eoghan Jennings of GCH won the Javelin and Discus throwsIn the Boys track U16/17 events, Samuel Ukaga of Loughrea won the 100m hurdles, Ryan Gallagher of Craughwell took the 250m hurdles, and Robert McDonnell of GCH claimed a super 100m and 200m double, in the sprints.  Joseph Maddison of South Galway claimed the 800m title, while Finbarr McFadden of Craughwell AC took 1500m victory in the distance events.At U18/19 level, GCH’s Aoife Sheehy won the 400m hurdles, and 400m flat, Lydia Doyle of GCH took 100m gold and sprint hurdles glory, her GCH clubmate Laura Nally took the 200m, and Aoife Greene of Ballinasloe and District AC won the 800mIn the U18/19 Boys events, Athenry’s Ryan McNelis won the 100m hurdles and Shot Putt, Diego Brule of GCH took 400m hurdles victory, Jack Dempsey of GCH was a clear winner of 100m title, Darren Costello also GCH took 200m gold, 400m, while Ben Garrard of Craughwell was most impressive as he claimed both the 400m and 800m goldsIn the U18/U19 Girls field events, Laura Cunningham of Craughwell AC took a hat trick of individual Galway titles in the jumps, winning the High jump, Long jump and Triple jump; with clubmate Aoife Walsh close on her heels with silver in each of the same 3 events. In the U18/19 Boys the High Jump title went to Craughwell international athlete Jerry Keary and Daniel Callanan Forde won in the Long JumpThe always exciting relays saw wins for city club GCH in the U13 Girls, U14 Boys, U14 Girls, U16 Girls and U17 girls   Craughwell claimed in in the U13 Boys, U15 Boys and Girls, and U18/19 Girls and BoysDay two of the 2017 Championships takes place this weekend, on Sunday May 7th from 10 am, and will feature competition for U8 to U12 age groups.Craughwell AC athletes Aoife Walsh who won triple silver and Laura Cunningham who claimed triple gold in the high jump, long jump and triple jump at the Galway Track & Field 2017last_img read more

GACF donates back-to-school hampers

first_imgSeventy-five students were the recipients of back-to-school hampers on Saturday, when the Give Another Chance Foundation (GACF) in collaboration with V Net, Island Style, Atlantic Mining Inc and Cerulean Inc gave back to the community.Recipients pose with their back-to-school gear at the Island Style Café, Brickdam, Georgetown on SaturdayTop performers at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment and exceptional performers at various levels from JE Burhnam Primary, Sophia Primary, Paradise Primary, Ketley Primary School and Hopetown Primary school among others in the Georgetown area received backpacks, tablets and laptops to facilitate learning during the new school year.In addition, students from St Rose’s High School, Bishops High, Christ Church, and Brickdam Secondary School were among the recipients of these hampers while one third-year student of the University of Guyana was awarded a cash token.“Your life has a value, your education is even more valuable and for the greater future… education is very, very important,” a representative of the Foundation urged.As such, the Foundation saw it most fitting to start with those who are in the second stage of their education; from primary to secondary education.The GACF was established to provide basic comforts and financial aid leading to the development and improving the lives of children throughout Guyana. Over the past seven years, the trustees and members of the Foundation have continuously strived to motivate and support children from less fortunate circumstances.last_img read more

Smith, White come back to Golden Valley for upcoming varsity season

first_imgAfter sitting out spring practice, White decided to come back on the first day of summer drills. “We started with two quarterbacks in the spring, and now we have five,” Coleman said. Golden Valley’s roster dwindled into the low 20s by the end of last season, but now there are about 60 players between the varsity and junior varsity, who practice together. Another returning player who has come back strong is receiver Wesley Peterson, who missed most of last season because of a throat injury. “Wesley has stepped up and he’s one of our leaders,” Coleman said. “He was a little skinny last year but he’s filled out and he’s got great hands. It’s a new system; we’re running a four-wide offense, and there’s a lot of excitement.” Remember Evan Surratt, a top receiver at Hart High two seasons ago who fell off the radar last year? After a year off from football, Surratt has resurfaced at Boise State as recruited walk-on. During the spring, Surratt had considered walking on at Fresno State, a program that includes former Hart teammates Chris Piligian, Sean Norton, Joe Bernardi and Kevin Ciccone, before falling in love with Boise State after visiting the campus. In the aftermath of Valencia High softball coach Donna Lee’s decision not to retire after all – for the second year in a row – expect some conflict from assistant Cristal Brown, a former Master’s player who’s been waiting patiently for the head job to open. It’s doubtful Brown will remain on staff. Also, it will be interesting to see if longtime assistant Joe Robinson, a strong Lee supporter, will return. Robinson has said last season would be his final one, but that was under the presumption Lee would retire. If he and Brown both leave, Lee must find a new staff. Concluding a sparkling three-year career, The Master’s College’s Phil Seston has been selected to the 2006 NAIA Baseball All-American team. The senior right fielder from Palmdale earned honorable mention honors after leading the Mustangs in five offensive categories and etching his name in the program’s record books. Seston hit .342 with 12 home runs, 42 RBIs and a .621 slugging percentage. An All-Golden State Athletic Conference selection, Seston finished second on the college’s all-time home-run list with 31 and fifth in RBIs with 122. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Smith had difficulty with travel arrangements to Crespi, according to Golden Valley assistant Anthony Coleman. “It’s real good to have Trevon back. He looks good at quarterback and on the defensive side of the ball,” Coleman said. It’s not clear if Smith will be eligible because of transfer restrictions, but Coleman believes Smith has a good case because he didn’t play varsity at Crespi. “Trevon is going through the process right now,” Coleman said. Under new coach Steve Pinkston, Golden Valley has seniors for the first time and will join the Foothill League this season. There’s finally some good news to report on Golden Valley High football following a series of player defections to rival schools, coaching changes, reports of academic problems and even front-page news of a campus brawl that involved arrests and at least one football player. Trevon Smith, a quarterback who was considered Golden Valley’s top player before transferring to Crespi of Encino before last season, has returned, along with fellow quarterback Justin White, who replaced Smith last season before breaking his leg. In 2004, Smith passed for 1,085 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 11 touchdowns in junior varsity games, as Golden Valley then was comprised of ninth- and 10th-graders. Smith is among five quarterback prospects that include returning senior Corey Bryant, who looked solid by the end of last season, as Golden Valley went 2-8 against opponents in a freelance schedule. last_img read more

Hamilton Accies boss confirms Ziggy Gordon’s summer departure

first_img“He spoke to me yesterday morning and said he’ll be off at the end of the season,” Canning told STV. “He has a couple of options he wants to explore.”He’s been fantastic for the club, he works every day like it’s his last in training. His attitude is spot on and he’s a really hungry guy. He wants to do well. “We’ll shake his hand, pat him on his back and wish him all the best. He’s been fantastic for the club and is a great person as well. “If Ziggy is able to move on to a level that’s higher than ours, and get himself onto a different pay scale then we’ll look back and say we took that kid right through.  “We’ve given him a platform and he’s done well for himself, that’s part of what we do and everyone here takes pride in that.” Meanwhile, the club have offered new deals to Louis Longridge, Jesus Garcia Tena and Danny Redmond. Lucas Tagliapietra is set to be the next player they try and tie down. Hamilton Accies boss Martin Canning has confirmed Ziggy Gordon will leave the club in the summer when his contract comes to an end. The defender, who has been on the books at New Douglas Park since the age of 10, has made over 100 appearances for the senior team. 23-year-old Gordon, who made his debut in February 2011 in a 2-0 defeat to St Johnstone, is now looking to pursue his options elsewhere.His manager admits he will be a loss going into next season but the club will are proud of have helped him progress to this stage.last_img read more

Seniors Alert Scheme launched by Bundoran Community Centre

first_imgBundoran Community Development CLG launched their Seniors Alert Scheme on the December 6 in the Bundoran Community Centre.This Pobal funded free personal alarm is for those over 65, living alone or living with someone else over 65 years or with a carer.The Bundoran Seniors Alert Scheme covers Bundoran, Kinlough and Ballyshannon areas. Applications are taken each Friday morning between 10am to noon in the Bundoran community centre. There is no financial assessment required.Seniors Alert Scheme launched by Bundoran Community Centre was last modified: December 15th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Bundoran Community CentreSeniors Alert Schemelast_img read more

Beyers Naude: man’s law second

first_img8 September 2004Afrikaner cleric Beyers Naude went against his entire upbringing, community, and the government of the day to campaign against apartheid. His contribution to the fight against oppression in SA, and his challenge to the establishment from which he came, makes him one of the country’s most courageous heroes.Naude passed away at the Elim retirement village in Northcliff, Johannesburg on 7 September 2004. He was 89. His wife, Ilse, aged 92, was by his side.Former president Nelson Mandela, paying tribute to his old friend, said Naude had “stood up against apartheid at a time when it was an unpopular thing for white people to do, and he did so at the expense of his family and his freedom”.Fellow church leader Desmond Tutu, also a close friend, said Naude’s integrity had led him to obey his conscience whatever the cost.“Although he continued to love his community, he did not allow this to deflect him from the truth as he saw it”, Tutu said. “While his community rejected him, he was embraced with great affection and admiration by the black community.“Beyers helped black people to not hate white people by showing them that not all white people are bad.”Raised in the heart of AfrikanerdomChristiaan Frederik Beyers Naude was born in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, on 10 May 1915. In 1921, his family moved to the Cape. He completed an MA in languages at the University of Stellenbosch, and later obtained another qualification in theology.Naude was raised in the heart of Afrikanerdom, the son of a founding member of the Broederbond, a secretive, elitist, highly influential club dedicated to promoting the interests of Afrikaners by preserving apartheid.In 1940 he was appointed assistant minister at the Dutch Reformed Church in Wellington, Cape Town. In the same year he married Ilse Weder, the daughter of a Moravian missionary. He also joined the Broederbond as its youngest member, aged 25.But as Cedric Mason puts it in an obituary published by Business Day, while Naude’s star seemed firmly on the rise, “inside he was hearing a different story.“He began to examine his Bible and theology more critically”, Mason writes, “and reluctantly admitted to himself that apartheid was not scriptural, that its effects were unacceptable, that Christians were one people throughout the world …“Such suspicions threatened the truth he had been brought up to revere and the prominence he was attaining.”Still Naude said nothing, and accepted a call to the prestigious Aasvoelkop congregation in Johannesburg.After SharpevilleThe 1960 Sharpeville massacre, in which 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators were shot dead by the police, was Naude’s turning point.He resigned from the Broederbond after 22 years of membership, and while attending an ecumenical conference at Cottesloe the following year, formed the idea of an interdenominational, inter-racial Christian Institute.In 1963, the Dutch Reformed Church insisted that Naude choose between it and the Christian Institute. On a Sunday in September of that year, he made his decision known to his Aasvoelkop congregation.Mason writes: “It was, he said, a choice between obedience in faith and subjection to the authority of the church. He must obey God rather than man. He hung his gown on the pulpit and walked out, a reluctant rebel, 48 years old.”Naude and his family, ostracised by their fellow Afrikaners, were embraced by the black community, and joined a Dutch Reformed congregation led by Reverend Sam Buti in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township.This marked the beginning of years of support for the fight against oppression in South Africa. In 1968, the Christian Institute was a partner in the Message to the People of SA, which denounced apartheid as false gospel.In 1977, Naude and his Christian Institute were banned. This did not stop him, however, from clandestinely supporting those involved in the struggle in every way he could – most importantly, by giving them counsel.“A constant stream of visitors came to Naude for counsel, friendship and support”, Mason writes. “Many now in high places recall those discussions by the fruit trees in his garden. It was there one day that he showed me a scrap of paper brought by a traveller in the bottom of a cigarette packet, which read: ‘Thank you for all you are doing.’ It was signed by Oliver Tambo.”In 1984, after seven years, Naude’s banning order was lifted. According to SA History Online, he immediately threw himself back into the struggle against apartheid, succeeding Archbishop Tutu as the secretary-general of the South African Council of Churches in 1985, and in 1987 forming part of the Afrikaner group that met with ANC representatives in Senegal.The demise of apartheid and the move to democracy in South Africa turned Naude from pariah to hero. President Nelson Mandela, speaking at Naude’s 80th birthday, said: “His life … demonstrates what it means to rise above race, to be a true South African.”“Oom Bey and Tannie Ilse paved the way during difficult years”, Mandela said, “and they remain in the company of our lodestars. Their force of example and message are simple: We must build one another and build together.”In June 1999, despite failing health, Naude opened the inauguration ceremony for President Thabo Mbeki. By the end of the same year he had returned to his old congregation of Aasvoelkop as worshipper.He is survived by his wife, four children, four grandchildren and two reporter.Sources: “Reluctant rebel loved people”, by Cedric Mason, Business Day, 8 September 2004; SA History Online; City of Johannesburg.last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Free State Stadium 2

first_imgLocation: Bloemfontein, Mangaung Municipality, Free State province Capacity: 45 000 seats Matches: Japan vs Cameroon (14 June), Greece vs Nigeria (17 June), Slovakia vs Paraguay (20 June), France vs South Africa (22 June), Switzerland vs Honduras (25 June), Round of 16 (27 June)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo:• Download high-resolution image Photo:• Download high-resolution image Photo:• Download high-resolution image Photo:• Download high-resolution image Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Artist’s impression Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Artist’s impression Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Artist’s impression Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Artist’s impression Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Artist’s impression Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Brand South Africa mission heads for UAE

first_img3 December 2013Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane will lead a South African delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this week for a series of meetings set up and hosted by Brand South Africa to promote the country as a globally competitive business destination.The South African delegation will interact with Emirati business people, representatives of multinationals operating in the UAE and global South Africans based in the country over two days, starting on Wednesday.Among the planned presentations, Transnet Rail CEO Siyabonga Gama will outline the state company’s R307-billion programme to expand South Africa’s rail, port and pipeline infrastructure, while Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal’s Neville Matjie will discuss the province’s investment plans and programmes.Brand South Africa said last week that the sessions would focus on South Africa’s potential both as an investment destination and as a reliable partner in supporting development in the UAE.“South Africans have contributed to the development of the United Arab Emirates in the construction, health and financial industries, among others,” Brand South Africa said in a statement, noting that the landmark Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai had been build by South African company Murray & Roberts.According to the agency, the UAE is the 24th largest investor in South Africa and its largest trading partner in the Gulf region, with South African exports growing from Dh3.011-billion in 2009 to Dh3.055-billion in 2010, while non-oil exports from the UAE jumped from Dh1.26-billion to Dh2.41-billion.There is a growing community of South African nationals in the UAE, stimulated in part by a growing demand for South African skills, and in part by the more than 135 South African companies that have a presence in the country.According to Brand South Africa, the major areas for employment of South Africans in the UAE include construction, hospitality, financial, medical, retail management and education. South African restaurant brands, including Nando’s, Butcher Shop, Meat & Co, Mug & Bean and Debonairs Pizza, are also expanding into the UAE market.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Talk To Your iPhone With New Voice-Recognition App, Say Where

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting It should be noted that this app isn’t entirely hands-free – you still have to touch it at times. Of course, to launch the app you have to touch it, but you also have to touch and hold your finger on the screen when speaking. The video below gives you an idea of how this works: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#web Related Posts We all know that when we’re driving, we shouldn’t be on our cell phones chatting away or, even worse, texting. Yet we do it anyway. The problem has become so bad that some states here in the U.S. passed legislation restricting cell phone use while driving or enforcing hands-free use only. California, for example, recently enacted a law prohibiting handheld use while driving (but strangely, texting is OK). Other states also have similar laws on the books. With numerous voice-dialing features and utilities for all sorts of handset models, going hands-free has been relatively easy. That is, unless you need to get directions. For iPhone users, a new app called Say Where from Dial Directions can help you get directions and other location-based content just by speaking to your phone.Say Where With Say Where, you can say an address, intersection, business name or category, or point-of-interest and the app will show you results from their various content partners. Those partners, which include Google Maps, MapQuest,, CitySearch, Yelp, and others, will provide both directions and location-based info like user reviews.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Even though the app requires some interaction, using it is a lot easier than having to use the iPhone’s keyboard to type in information while also trying to keep your eyes on the road. For anyone who relies on their iPhone to get them from Point A to Point B, Say Where looks like a handy app to add to your homescreen. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Brother Can You Spare Some Code?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts alexander howard Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Government#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… To paraphrase President Kennedy: Ask not what your country can code for you — ask what you can code to help your country. If you’re a developer, consider empowering your fellow citizens help the homeless veterans in your community. The Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation have collaborated to back a new challenge to developers to create a better way to help the homeless veterans using the Internet and mobile devices.“Last year’s 12 percent drop in Veterans homelessness shows the results of President Obama’s and the whole administration’s commitment to ending Veterans homelessness,” said Secretary of House and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, in a prepared statement. “I want to thank Jon Bon Jovi for being a part of that effort and for using competition and innovation to advance the cause of ending homelessness.”He’s right. Here’s your jarring statistic of the day: One out of every six men and women in the United States’ homeless shelters are veterans. Veterans are 50 percent, according to the VA, are more likely to fall into homelessness compared to other Americans.The idea here is relatively straightforward: use the open innovation approach that the White House has successfully applied elsewhere federal government to tap into the distributed creativity of the technology community all over the country.“This contest taps the talent and deep compassion of the Nation’s developer community,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, in a prepared statement. “We are asking them to make a free, easy-to-use Web and smartphone app that provides current information about housing, health clinics and food banks.”While “Project REACH” stands for “Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless (REACH),” it actually aspires to do something more meaningful: give mobile citizens and caregivers the information they need to help a homeless veteran where and when it’s needed.This app “will better connect our nation’s homeless to resources that are already available to them in a manner that reaches them where they are,” said Aneesh Chopra, the first US chief technology officer, in a conference call today with reporters. Chopra, who left the administration earlier this year, later clarified that he was serving as a volunteer and judge for the challenge.To say that improving the current state of affairs with homeless veterans is needed would be a gross understatement. “Homelessness for anyone is a national tragedy,” said Sean Donovan, secretary of HUD, in today’s call. “It’s never worse than for our nation’s veterans.”The “Obama administation believes that no one who has fought for our country should ever be invisible to the American people,” said Donovan, who noted that while HUD has housed 28,000 veterans and has gotten nearly “nearly 1 in 5 homeless veterans off our nation’s streets,” more effort is needed.He’s right. Here’s your jarring statistic of the day: One out of every six men and women in the United States’ homeless shelters are veterans. Veterans are 50 percent, according to the VA, are more likely to fall into homelessness compared to other Americans.The Project REACH challenge asks developers to create a mobile or Web application that will connect service providers to real-time information about resources for the homeless and others in need. “What if we had the ability, in real-time, drawing on local data, to help the homeless vet?” asked Donovan today. He wants to see information that can help them find a place to sleep, find services or work put in the palms of the hands of anyone, giving ordinary citizens the ability to help homeless veterans.Instead of offering spare change, in other words, a citizen could try to help connect a homeless veteran with services and providers.The first five entries to meet the requirements will receive a $10,000 cash prize and the opportunity to test their app at the JBJ Soul Kitchen. The winner will receive a $25,000 prize.“At the Soul Kitchen we’ve seen the need for a simple, user-friendly, comprehensive application that connects those in need to resources in their community,” said Jon Bon Jovi, legendary rock musician, chairman of the JBJ Soul Foundation and White House Council Member, in a prepared statement. “As we sought out a solution to resolve the disconnect, we found the VA, HUD and HHS to be of like mind. Together we can provide the information about existing services – now we need the bright minds in the developer community to create a platform to tie it all together.”“High Tech, High Compassion”Empowering people to help one another through mobile technology when they want to do so is more about the right-time Web than real-time. And yes, that should sound familiar.Community groups and service providers sometime lack the right tools, too, explained W. Scott Gould, deputy secretary of veterans affairs, on the call today. The contest launched today will use Internet and smartphones to help them. The app should use tech to show which community provider has a bed or find an employer with openings, he said.“It’s a high tech, high compassion, low cost solution,” said Gould, that “puts the power in the hands of anyone” to use data to help veterans get the help that they need. He wrote more about using technology to help homeless veterans at the White House blog: Project REACH (Real-Time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless) challenges applicants to make a free, easy-to-use, and broadly accessible web- and Smartphone app to provide current and up-to-date information about housing and shelter, health clinics, food banks, and other services available to the homeless. It is designed to tap the enormous talent and deep compassion of the nation’s developer community to help us deliver vital information to the people who care for the homeless.People caring for homeless veterans will be able to use this app to look up the location and availability of shelters, free clinics, and other social services – and instantaneously be able to share this critical information with those in need.Bon Jovi, when asked about whether homeless veterans have smartphones on today’s call, told a story about a man at the Soul Kitchen who stayed late into the evening. The staff realized that he didn’t have a place to go and turned to the Internet to try to find a place for him. Although they found that it was easy to find local shelters, said Bon Joivthe websites didn’t inform them of hours and bed availability.“People like me, who want to help, sometimes just don’t know, real-time, if there are beds available,” he said. “Think about the guys like me that have a computer, in the Soul Kitchen, that want to help.”As healthcare blogger Brian Ahier noted this afternoon in sharing his post on Project REACH, this is the sort of opportunity that developers who want to make a major contribution to their communities can be proud to work upon.Improving the ability of citizens to help homeless veterans is a canonical example of working on stuff that matters.“We will, through our broad and deep network at HUD, make sure that whoever wins this competition, will make sure that app and tech is available to more than 8,000 providers,” said Donovan.If that network Bon Jovi’s star power can help draw more attention to the challenge and any eventual services, more of the nation’s civic surplus just might get tapped, as more coders find that’s there’s a new form of public service available to them in the 21st century. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.last_img read more

Parson open to reviewing gun measures

first_img(Missourinet) Governor Mike Parson says Missouri needs to fundamentally look at what needs to be done and what can be done better to prevent mass shootings. Earlier this month, at least 31 people were killed in shooting sprees in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. At the State Fair in Sedalia, Parson, a Republican, says various measures could be considered. Missouri Governor Mike Parson, R, speaks to reporters at the 2018 Missouri state fair“The argument of gun control is going to be here for a long time and people are going to argue that. I’m going to be adamant to people that are legal citizens in this state on their Second Amendment Rights – their right to bear arms. You’ve got to be very careful not to take their rights away,” he says. “I think we need to look at all things that we can hopefully get that done, whether that means more law enforcement on the ground, whether that means the mental health side of it, whether that means people in social media today some of the things they’re putting out. Yeah, I think they should be flagged sometimes. If you’re threatening to kill somebody, somebody better know you’re doing that.”Parson points to the social environment that we are in today.“We’ve got three cities in the top 12 in the United States,” says Parson.St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield rank among the most dangerous cities in America, based on violent crime statistics.Missouri does not require a permit to openly carry firearms for those 19 years or older. A man tested out the waters earlier this month when he walked into a Springfield Walmart with a rifle, body armor and several rounds of ammunition. Twenty-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko was videotaping the whole incident on his phone and scared customers out of the store. He has been charged with making a terrorist threat and told law enforcement he was checking to see whether the store would honor his constitutional right to carry a gun. The event happened days after the massacres in El Paso and Dayton.last_img read more

Movie Magic? Netflix Reports Profit

first_imgAmidst today’s regular news reports of home foreclosures, sinking corporate profits and high unemployment rates, Netflix breaks away from the pack and posts a quarterly profit increase of 45 percent this week.So what’s the “secret sauce” that has this company doing so well in a down economy? Well, maybe many people are foregoing trips to the movie theatre and are instead watching DVDs on their couch, but you won’t get a detailed economic analysis from us. What we have seen from the Netflix reviews on is that Netflix is mixing their own recipe for success in creating a great work environment. The company is known as a great employer in Silicon Valley and currently has an overall rating of 4.1 on with a slightly higher rating of 4.4 at the company’s headquarters location in Los Gatos, Calif.A culture rich in collaboration and teamwork is one key ingredient to the company’s great work environment, according to many employees. Here’s what an Netflix Engineering Director had to say:Netflix is a great place to work with an extraordinary group of people – There’s no micro managing here and everyone is allowed to take responsibility for their own projects. There’s an amazing lack of arrogance and people collaborate cross functionally on a regular basis. The people you work with every day will be smart, focused and enthusiastic. The company leadership is not afraid to make bold decisions and take risks which keeps the company exciting and innovative.A dash of flexibility allows employees to strike their own work/life balance. A Netflix Director writes:An extraordinary environment creates an exciting work experience. – Whether you’re in the office or away is rarely noticed or even considered at Netflix. All the matters is the quality and consistency of your work, which gives employees great freedom and allows them to enhance the balance in their lives. At the same time, expectations are tremendous, but that’s what makes the company great. For the employees who look for this is in an employer, Netflix delivers.Progressive benefits also keep things interesting at Netflix. A Vice President had this to say:I work for a company that changed the way Americans rent movies. – It’s a very open culture with no questions asked if you work from home or take days off.  Employees get a free eight-out plan and get $1,000 towards travel expenses to the Sundance or LA Film Festival. You structure your salary as you want, dedicating a percentage or none at all to stock options. Netflix was also among Glassdoor’s recently released Top 50 Best Places to Work list and CEO Reed Hastings remains one of the highest rated CEOs on our site at 94% with just a 2% disapproval rating.  It’s not hard to see why once you read the feedback.  How about you? Do you want to work for Netflix?last_img read more

Quick-Start Guide to Data Success for Nonprofits

first_imgAll organizations generate a lot of data. The challenge is knowing what to do with it—and what it can do for you. From gathering to reporting, this quick primer will help you get started transforming raw data into insights that will help your nonprofit be more strategic.Nonprofit data fits into four general categories:Financial and internal operations data: Think basic metrics like cash on hand, expenses, volunteer hours, and staff training. These are crucial for budgeting and making program decisions.Marketing, communications, and fundraising data: Also called “outreach” data—how many people signed up for your newsletter, or the number of new donors from your latest campaign.Program data: Arguably the most crucial for articulating the effectiveness of your mission, this includes things like the number of clients your organization served and the outcomes of that service.External data: Just like it sounds, external data comes from sources other than your organization, like the Census Bureau or private research firms.Lots of options, right? And you probably have limited resources. Here’s how to narrow down which data you collect so you can get the most bang for your buck.Focus on data that helps you answer important questions.Before you begin gathering numbers, decide what you want to know. Be specific. Instead of a broad-ranging question—“Is Facebook really working for us?”—ask one that requires specific answers: “What tangible results are we getting from Facebook?” The data could be engagements per post type, new likes over time, or donations resulting from specific types of status updates. Your analysis might show, for instance, that you aren’t getting much from Facebook, but you might also learn that your organization isn’t putting much into it.Beware of “it would be interesting to know…”If you don’t have a plan to use a certain type of data, it might not be worth going down lots of little rabbit holes. It’s easy to get carried away with gathering lots of data out of free-ranging curiosity. Focus on answering those specific, measurable questions we just talked about.Now that you’ve clarified your questions, it’s time to collect the data to answer them. These tips will get you started.Get buy-in from your team.You’ll probably depend on other people to help collect data. The key is helping them understand how it will benefit them—and that it won’t just be extra work. Here’s a great example of how data analysis helps your team target its efforts where they’re effective and skip where they aren’t.How many people is your team meeting at outreach events?Of those, how many are signing up for your newsletter?Of that second group, how many are further engaging in some form, like volunteering or donating?The events generating the most people in Question 3 are the ones your team should focus on. They can skip events with the lowest numbers.Appoint a data czar.Find the person who likes to run numbers and is good at Excel. The data might live in lots of places and be viewed by lots of people, but that one person collects it and helps explain it to the rest of the team.Start small, but with big impact.If your nonprofit is shifting to being more data informed, address resistance by looking at specific key questions your group is facing and finding data to answer them.Let’s say you want to increase fundraising from individual donors but don’t know who is the most effective target. Break down one year of donor records by how they originally made contact with your organization: Maybe some participated in programs (we’ll call them “alumni”), others signed up for your e-newsletter, and others are on your board. Your data shows that alumni are giving much higher average gifts—almost double—but fewer are actually giving. You make a small shift in communications and ask alumni to give using language that reflects their relationship with you. This results in more alumni making donations because now they feel engaged and part of the community.A really simple piece of data analysis can have a big impact.Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.In some ways, you’ll never know the full impact of your programs, but you can know how you’re doing along the way. Six months after a training, for example, call people and ask what they learned and if they made any changes because of it. You might not be able to call everyone, but you (or an intern) could call 20% or 60% of them. You can look at just a few pieces of data that will move you toward a better understanding of your impact.Record your method for Future You.When you go back to collect and report on the same type of data months or even years later, odds are you won’t remember how you did it. Write down your method in simple language so you—or someone else—can replicate it later and generate data that you feel confident comparing over time. Adapted from Network for Good’s Nonprofit 911 webinar “Data Management Strategies to Maximize Your Success” with Heather Yandow from Third Space Studio. Download the complete webinar here.last_img read more

What Kind of Donor Gets a Thank You?

first_imgPop quiz: Who should receive a thank you?a. A recurring donor who gives $15 a month.b. A major donor who gives a $10,000 gift.c. A first-time donor who gives a $50 gift.d. A regular donor who gives a gift to a special campaign like #GivingTuesday.e. A new donor acquired through a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.f. All donors.If you answered “f,” you’re right! Every donor should be thanked for their gift. The type of thank you will vary, but no matter the size of the gift or where it came from, every donor should get a thank you.“Should I send multiple thank you messages to a recurring giver?” Have you ever heard of anyone getting mad for receiving too much gratitude? Not very often. Recurring donors are a special group of supporters who love your cause enough to give you a financial commitment on a consistent basis. You should thank these donors as often as you see fit. If that’s an email every quarter, go for it. But listen to donors’ preferences. If a donor provides helpful feedback that the frequency of communication they are receiving is too much (or too little), take it to heart and respect their input.“Is a thank you note enough for a major donor?” A thank you note is just the first step in your donor relations strategy. In addition to a thank you note, major donors should receive an appropriate level of recognition for their gift (or the option to remain anonymous), engagement with your organization, and updates on how their gift is used. Depending on who the donor is and what the funds will be used for, the thank you should come from your executive director or board director. We aren’t discussing the importance of a phone call as a thank you in this post, but this would be the perfect opportunity for the development director to pick up the phone and chat with a generous donor.“Can the receipt serve as the thank you for a first-time donor? I doubt I’ll see them again.” It’s an unfortunate but true reality: Most first-time donors won’t return to make a second gift. But with a sound donor relations strategy that starts off with a stellar message of thanks, you could turn this one-time donor into a loyal supporter who gives year after year!“Is it awkward to send another thank you to someone who gave to a specific campaign?” Most definitely not! In this case, your thank you message should focus on how the donor was part of the campaign’s success. If the campaign is ongoing, thank them soon after the gift was made, and then send a second note of thanks to update donors on the campaign’s success. Check out this great #GivingTuesday thank you from Collective Action for Safe Spaces. Did you notice how many times the word “you” was used in this thank you message? This is an excellent example of what a donor-centric, campaign-specific thank you message should look like.“Shouldn’t it be the responsibility of the peer fundraiser to thank those who gave to their campaign?” Sure, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t too. These donors gave to you because a friend asked not necessarily because they are super educated about your nonprofit. How can you show your appreciation, encourage them to stay connected to your organization, and educate them on what your nonprofit does? The best way to keep these new donors engaged is to start off the relationship right with some gratitude.Want more tips on donor thank yous? Download our newest eGuide: The Complete Donor Thank You Guidelast_img read more

3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Focus on the Donor Experience

first_imgAlthough it’s unclear exactly how the new tax law will impact charitable donations, nonprofits can’t afford to wait and see. Many nonprofits are now thinking of new ways to attract and retain donors to ensure that funding stays consistent.According to research by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, the average donor retention rate in the U.S. after the first gift is around 45 percent. Without a focused effort to convert those one-time donors to regular, loyal supporters, nonprofits may struggle to generate enough new donations to reach their fundraising goals.If tax reform isn’t a big enough reason for your organization to create a donor experience that will keep supporter relationships thriving, here are three others to consider.It’s more expensive to attract a new donor than to retain one.Bringing in a new donor requires a series of steps. You have to raise awareness, build trust, make an emotional connection, and facilitate the process of actually making the first gift. These steps take time and can be expensive to implement. To retain donors, on the other hand, you simply need to keep the donors engaged with you and your work by focusing on their experience with your organization.Marketing costs alone eat up between 5 and 15 percent of a nonprofit’s total budget. Add to that your fundraising expenses, and you quickly realize how much your organization could save if you could convert the 55% of donors who only give once into regular supporters.Committed donors will give to multiple projects.If a donor is committed to supporting one of your programs, that person will likely want to give toward multiple projects within the program, or even to related programs. Loyal donors are already sold on the trustworthiness and effectiveness of your organization. They believe in your ability to use their donations to effect real change; so it’s easier to deepen the relationship and increase the amount or frequency of their giving.As you communicate with these donors and share the impact of their most recent donation, you can use that opportunity to introduce them to other areas of your program that might interest them.Regular donors will share insights that you can use to attract new donors.While it’s impossible to read the minds of prospective donors to know what moves them to give, you can gain insight from your regular donors that effectively gives you that superpower. Talk to your loyal supporters and listen to what they tell you. What initially attracted them to your organization? What gives them the confidence to continue supporting your work? What gets them excited about a particular program? What do they like your organization to share with them? What aspects of your charitable programs would they like to see firsthand? What experiences have made the biggest impact on them? The answers you receive to these questions will provide you with the information you need to improve your regular donors’ experience and to attract new donors.Planning and creating a donor experience that grows relationships and causes donors to increase their support takes time and energy. Take heart. The benefits your nonprofit sees will be worth many times over the resources you put into it. Organizations that focus on retaining donors as well as acquiring new ones will also be better positioned to weather the changes that come as a result of the recent tax reform. You’ll have confidence that your programs will remain funded and thriving.Learn why the donor experience is vital to a successful organization and how to implement an effective donor experience program by downloading this white paper “A Better Donor Experience: Is it the Cornerstone of Donor Loyalty?”last_img read more

Jesus has one season to convince he can be Aguero’s successor

first_imgWhen Gabriel Jesus’s injury-time winner against Tottenham was ruled out by VAR, it not only robbed Manchester City of two points, it blighted the brilliant start the Brazilian badly needs.Jesus had already had a goal chalked off for a microscopic offside decision in the Premier League opener at West Ham. A winner against a title rival would have made up for that but, when VAR spotted the ball glancing Aymeric Laporte’s arm in the build-up, a late winner was dramatically ruled out for a second successive game against Spurs.City’s No.9 couldn’t hide his frustration, berating referee Michael Oliver, who stood stoically with his finger jammed in his ear. 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? This is a big season for Jesus if he is to fulfil his potential as the long-term successor to Sergio Aguero at the Etihad.Aguero is now 31 and shows no signs of letting up his incredible strike rate, with last season his fifth in succession when he hit more than 20 Premier League goals. He has two already this campaign – ironically benefitting from a VAR decision when his missed penalty at West Ham was ordered to be retaken.But Aguero has two years remaining on his contract  and hopes to return to his boyhood club Independiente when it runs out , and City will be already scouting potential candidates to replace him.Where any new signing will sit in the pecking order will depend on Jesus’s performance over the next few months.City have huge faith in the long-term future of Jesus, rewarding him with a new five-year contract in 2018 as the club moved to tie down the majority of their exciting young talent.Gabriel Jesus graphic“Gabriel is undoubtedly one of the best young forwards in world football,” director of football Txiki Begiristain commented at the time.He is still only 22 despite being a veteran of three league titles – two with City, one in Brazil with former club Palmeiras – a successful Copa America and a far less successful World Cup.And there’s an excitement amongst insiders at the club’s training ground that this is the season when Jesus will take the next step to becoming a star.His return comes on the back of leading the attack in his home country as Brazil secured their first Copa America for 12 years with goals in each of the victories over Argentina and Peru in the semi-final and final respectively.Previously he had started campaigns in difficult periods. In his first full season he returned to the miserable Manchester weather in August 2017 as a young man and without his close circle of friends and beloved mother Vera Lucia. It wasn’t until they arrived in mid-December that he was able to find his very best form.Another setback followed the next summer when he was singled out for criticism after Brazil’s dismal World Cup campaign when he failed to score. “I went to the World Cup as a key player and I ended up not scoring. It affects you,” he admitted afterwards. Despite that, he finished last season with a solid return of 21 goals and shone at Wembley in the FA Cup to help City to the third leg of an unprecedented domestic treble, scoring twice in the final against Watford and the only goal in the semi-final victory over Brighton.After reproducing that form at the Copa, there’s a buzz about the way Jesus has returned excited and energised with a feeling that he is fully ready to step out of Aguero’s shadow.Pep Guardiola played down a touchline tiff with the Argentinian after substituting him in the draw with Spurs but there’s no doubting that Jesus looked sharper and more dynamic as his replacement.Sergio Aguero Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 2019-20For the first time since his very earliest days at the club, Jesus could claim to be the go-to striker for City’s trip to Bournemouth on Sunday.It was at the same venue in February 2017, just three games into his City career, when Jesus was justifiably picked as the No.9 while club legend Aguero cut a glum figure in the ugly Vitality Stadium dugouts.A blistering 4-0 victory away to West Ham the week before saw Jesus, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling match hard work with devastating speed and quality, just as Guardiola had demanded and Aguero had seemingly struggled to produce.But 15 minutes into that game at Bournemouth, Jesus hobbled off with a broken metatarsal that would keep him out for two months of the season and Aguero responded to Guardiola’s gameplan with possibly his best individual performances of his City career.Since then, Jesus has largely been the stand-in – a cover for injuries, cup ties and busy schedules.The Brazilian is happy at City, but not content to play back-up forever.”I want to be involved and I want to help my team-mates, respecting my manager,” he said in the summer. “But of course I’m hoping to get minutes.”Last season I didn’t play as much, but I expect and wish to play a little more, not to put pressure [on Guardiola], but on myself. Sometimes I don’t play as much as I wanted because of me. I have got to be strong and work hard. If I get the chance, I won’t let it go.”His happiness and determination has been picked up by coaching staff and he now feels more comfortable in Manchester being able to communicate in English as well as an expanded Portuguese-speaking influence at the club.If he is to convince Guardiola and the City hierarchy that he is ready to shoulder the load of being the top striker at a club intent on domestic domination and competing for Champions Leagues on an annual basis, this is the season.City have shown they are eager to use the transfer market to keep getting stronger and will do so again when the time comes to replace Aguero. Jesus is determined to prove that his successor is already at the club. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Video: Boston College QB Suffers Awful-Looking Injury

first_imgA general view of Boston College's football stadium.CHESTNUT HILL, MA – SEPTEMBER 08: A general view of Alumni Stadium during the second quarter of the game between the Boston College Eagles and Holy Cross Crusaders at Alumni Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)The starting quarterback for the Boston College Eagles suffered what appears to be a significant leg injury.During a first-half scramble, quarterback Anthony Brown escaped the pocket and ran towards the endzone. Before encountering a Louisville defender, Brown attempted to juke and move to his right.As he planted his left foot into the ground, Brown’s knee appeared to buckle inward.Video of the play seems to suggest a significant knee injury. Anthony Brown makes a cut and picks up 14 yards on a QB draw two plays later, but immediately grabs his knee after the run.Replay doesn’t look good. Brown is getting looked at by trainers in the medical tent.*Remember, Brown tore his ACL against N.C. State back in 2017.— Andy Backstrom (@AndyHeights) October 5, 2019Brown immediately went to the ground and grabbed for his knee. He was eventually helped off the field and into the medical tent by trainers for the team.Initial reports suggest Brown is likely done for the day and possibly done for the year. We don’t want to speculate, but non-contact knee injuries are never a good thing.Former walk-on Dennis Grosel took over at quarterback for the Eagles after Brown’s exit. Grosel found a rhythm early, hitting Korab Idrizi for a 10-yard touchdown pass.Before Brown left the game, he led Boston College to one touchdown drive and racked up over 200 yards of offense by himself.Louisville currently holds a 21-14 lead late in the first half.Stay tuned for the latest on the game and Anthony Brown’s injury.last_img read more

Report: Juventus 4-3 Napoli

first_imgNapoli roared back from 3-0 down against Juventus only for Kalidou Koulibaly’s injury-time own goal to hand the Serie A champions a dramatic 4-3 victory on Saturday.Juve, whose coach Maurizio Sarri was again absent from the Allianz Stadium due to a bout of pneumonia, produced a commanding performance for the first hour to open up a sizeable lead over Carlo Ancelotti’s side.Danilo broke the deadlock with his first touch just 29 seconds into his debut as a substitute for Mattia De Sciglio, before Gonzalo Higuain doubled the lead against his old club and Cristiano Ronaldo struck a third. 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 Napoli were allowed back into the match through quick-fire goals from Kostas Manolas and Hirving Lozano, another man in his first Serie A outing, before Giovanni Di Lorenzo thought he had earned a dramatic draw.However, in the second minute of injury time, Koulibaly put through his own net to gift Juve an early boost in the Scudetto race.Wojciech Szczesny saved superbly from Allan and Juve struck within seconds of the resulting corner being cleared, as Douglas Costa raced into the box and pulled the ball back for Danilo to finish.29 – #Danilo has found the net after 29 seconds since he joined the game: the last player to have scored a faster goal in his Serie A debut with a new club was Duván Zapata in September 2017 (17 secs). Presentation.#JuventusNapoli— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) August 31, 2019It was 2-0 three minutes later, Higuain spinning away from Koulibaly and firing into the top-right corner in fine style.Victory for a commanding Juve was seemingly assured 62 minutes in, when Ronaldo met Costa’s cut-back and placed a left-foot shot beyond the attempted block of Koulibaly and dive of Alex Meret for his first goal of the season.Suddenly, though, they seemed to crumble. Manolas met Mario Rui’s cross with a fine header and, barely two minutes later, Lozano slotted past Szczesny after being picked out by Piotr Zielinski from the left.Costa’s shot was brilliantly tipped onto the bar by Meret and, as anxiety seemed to build within the stands, Napoli snatched an equaliser when Di Lorenzo diverted Jose Callejon’s delivery into the net from inside the six-yard box.Yet with barely 90 seconds remaining, a hopeful free-kick was lofted into the Napoli area and Koulibaly sliced a clearance high into his own net with no Juve player nearby. What does it mean? Juve’s collapse offers hope to chasing packMany had predicted Napoli to provide a far greater threat in the title race this season and they looked a long way below the standards of the Old Lady for the first hour here.That said, the way Juve gave up their lead will be of huge concern to Sarri. The manner in which they went from authority to calamity in the second half was alarming, and only Koulibaly’s awful miscue denied Napoli a draw they barely deserved until those breathless final 25 minutes.Crafty Costa offers something differentJuve are blessed with huge depth in attack but few of their forwards offer the same direct threat as Costa does on this kind of form.The Brazilian got two assists and smashed the crossbar with a fierce strike. He at least deserved to win.De Ligt does not deliverSerie A debutant De Ligt lost Manolas for Napoli’s first goal, was well out of position for the second and let Di Lorenzo score the third. With Giorgio Chiellini sidelined for the foreseeable future, he will need to sharpen up quickly.Key Opta FactsThe last Serie A encounter between Juventus and Napoli with seven or more goals was back in March 1993.Danilo found the net 29 seconds after joining the game: the last player to have scored a faster goal in his Serie A debut with a new club was Duvan Zapata for Sampdoria in September 2017 (17 seconds).Danilo is the first Juventus player to find the back of the net on his debut in Serie A since Miralem Pjanic (10/9/2016 vs Sassuolo).The last Napoli player to score an own goal vs Juventus was Ciro Ferrara in December 1993.Napoli have conceded seven goals in the first two matchdays in Serie A.They last conceded more (eight goals) over the first two matchdays back in 1962-63.What’s next?Juventus head to Fiorentina after the international break, while Napoli host Sampdoria. read morelast_img read more

Holiday Gift Guide: The Techie

first_img Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products 1. Polaroid Z2300 10MP Digital Instant Print Camera 2. Sony DEV-50V Digital Recording Binoculars 4. Samsung Galaxy Camera 5. Is Falconer the Coolest Drinks Industry Profession Out There? Lenny Kravitz’s New Twice Toothpaste Will Make Plaque Fly Away The Jawbone Mini Jambox, $179.99 at little speaker may only weigh 9 oz., but it sure does pack a lot of sound.AViiQ Charging Kit Cable Rack, $60 at all his or her tangled cords get on your nerves? Put some organization into his or her life with this cable rack.Eton BoostTurbine 4000, $79.99 at battery pack with a crank power back-up gives your phone two full charges when you need power in a pinch.Epic Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard, $99.99 at take up too much space, so why not use this virtual one to avoid the clutter? iGlove, $9.99 at’t let your friend text bare-fingered in the cold!Samsung Galaxy Camera, $449.99 at’ll be able to put his photos on Instagram or Facebook straight from this 16 Megapixel camera.Pebble Smartwatch, $150 at’ll be able to track runs or order an Uber car from this slick smartwatch.Sony DEV-50V Digital Recording Binoculars, $1,998 at the stars and take pictures of them at the same time with these binoculars.Polaroid Z2300 10MP Digital Instant Print Camera, $179.99 at for those nostalgic for printed photos.PlayStation 3 Bundle, visit for details.If you can’t figure out what else to get, this will make him happy, we promise. Editors’ Recommendations iGlove 6. Epic Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard 7. Eton BoostTurbine 4000 8. AViiQ Charging Kit Cable Rack 9. The Jawbone Mini Jambox Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovic’s Swanky Miami Retreat 5 Best Smokers and Smoker-Grill Combos to Enhance Your Meats last_img read more

Emery backs Mustafi after Arsenal misfit rejects move

first_imgUnai Emery insists he respects Shokdran Mustafi’s decision to remain at Arsenal and says the defender will still be part of his plans this season.Mustafi was widely expected to leave the Emirates during the transfer window, with Emery publicly stating that a move would be best for the German’s career after his error-strewn stay in north London.But despite Arsenal moving several unwanted players out throughout the summer, Mustafi remained – with the centre-back deciding to stay and fight for his place. 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 Mustafi has not played a minute of football yet this season and is not expected to be involved this weekend when Arsenal return to Premier League action with a trip to Watford.But with the Europa League and Carabao Cup starting up again within the next fortnight, he could soon come back into contention as Emery begins to rotate his squad.And Arsenal’s head coach insists the 27-year-old will not be treated differently to anyone else in the squad.“Mustafi decided to be here and when he decided to be here, he’s like any other player,” said Emery.“Of course I respect his decision. When he decided I spoke to him and said, ‘You’re one more in the squad, I’m going to work with you as other players’.Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal 2019-20“I don’t know exactly who was in his decision [to stay], but when he decided to stay here, it’s another player in the squad.”Mustafi’s last action in an Arsenal shirt came against Barcelona during the club’s final pre-season friendly of the summer.That followed on from the Emirates Cup, when he was booed by his own fans having been brought on as a second-half substitute against Lyon.The defender was also booed by Arsenal supporters during the club’s tour of the United States earlier in the summer.But despite all that, Emery believes Mustafi is in a good frame of mind and says he has been impressed by the way he has trained in recent weeks.“Since he decided to stay here, he’s working every day with a big motivation and good spirit,” said the Spaniard.“That is one issue I want from every player: training with good spirit, helping and after giving us his performance in training and after, if I decide, in the match.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Watch out, Sergio! Hat-trick hero Abraham a Golden Boot contender

first_imgChelsea have had better teams in their recent past but not one with as much soul as Frank Lampard’s.That heart was in evidence again in a rousing 5-2 win over Wolves at Molineux on Saturday – but there was also greater solidity and, most thrillingly of all, further evidence that, in Tammy Abraham, the Blues have unearthed a genuine goal machine.The 21-year-old went above Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero in the Premier League’s goalscoring charts with a fine hat-trick to take his tally for the season to seven – in just five appearances so far this campaign. 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 The doubters who emerged after his Super Cup final penalty miss have been well and truly silenced.Some scepticism surrounding Abraham would have been understandable, of course. He had never proven himself at this level but sometimes young players just need a chance. And not many former academy stars at Chelsea had been given one in recent years.However, things have changed since Lampard took over during the summer. He and Jody Morris knew full well how much potential there was to be unlocked at Stamford Bridge.Some critics said that Abraham was nothing more than ‘a Championship striker’; while more superstitious sorts felt he would be unable to break ‘The curse of Chelsea’s No.9 shirt’.They couldn’t have been more wrong. Abraham looked like a complete striker as he took the lead in the race for the Golden Boot by following up back-to-back braces with three clinical finishes at Molineux.Abraham’s first goal was a classic poacher’s finish; the second an expert header from an inviting Marcos Alonso cross. However, his third hinted at a forward of real and rare quality. Abraham produced a wonderful first touch to control Jorginho’s lofted pass into the Wolves third. Then, he showed his impressive strength in holding off Conor Coady before showcasing his blistering turn of pace and lethal finishing by blazing past the Wolves skipper and firing low into the net.Tammy Abraham Chelsea 2019-20Tellingly, Abraham didn’t even celebrate his hat-trick goal as enthusiastically as Fikayo Tomori’s opener. The striker, like everyone else clad in blue, had been blown away by the defender’s sublime 25-yard curler.Abraham stretched his arms out and sprinted some 30 yards to celebrate his fellow academy graduate’s goal in front of the delirious Chelsea supporters.Abraham already knew how good it felt to score for Chelsea. But this was a particularly special moment for Tomori; who has been with the Blues since Under-8s level!That Mason Mount also got on the scoresheet – meaning all of Chelsea’s goals so far this season have been scored by former youth-team players – only added to the feel-good factor for Chelsea. This is truly a team that the Chelsea fanbase can connect with.Lampard, thus, deserves the utmost credit for trusting in the youngsters, even if his hand may have been forced a tad.However, the former Blues midfielder should also be commended for switching to a 3-4-3 formation for the trip to Wolves.They may have shipped another two goals but, for the first time this season, Chelsea controlled an entire match.The system switch even evoked memories of Antonio Conte’s decisive change to the same formation in 2016. It is highly unlikely that Lampard embracing 3-4-3 will spark a 13-game unbeaten run that will end in a Premier League title.However, this was welcome progress after four games of obvious vulnerability and uncertainty. Chelsea had this game wrapped up by the break.Obviously, Wolves’ two late goals showed why nobody should be getting carried away.However, this was an important win for Lampard and his players ahead of their Champions League opener, against Valencia, and the visit of Premier League leaders Liverpool.Those two crunch clashes can now be approached with optimism. Chelsea have three more points, a new formation and the most in-form striker in the Premier League. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Cardiff to launch appeal against FIFA’s Sala verdict to CAS

first_imgCardiff City are to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after the FIFA Players’ Status Committee ruled they must pay Nantes €6 million for the late Emiliano Sala.The Championship club claim the verdict was reached “without considering the full documentation presented by Cardiff City FC to FIFA”.Sala, Cardiff’s record signing, and pilot David Ibbotson died when their Piper Malibu aircraft crashed in January. The striker had accepted a move from Ligue 1 side Nantes but the Bluebirds claimed the agreement to pay Nantes a £15 million ($18m) fee was not legally binding because conditions insisted upon by Nantes were not fulfilled. 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 Cardiff, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, refused to make the first scheduled payment over what chairman Mehmet Dalman identified as “anomalies” in the deal, prompting Nantes to make a complaint to FIFA which culminated in Monday’s decision.Cardiff’s statement read: “Cardiff City FC is extremely disappointed at the decision of the Players’ Status Committee to award against the club.”It would appear the committee has reached its conclusion on a narrow aspect of the overall dispute, without considering the full documentation presented by Cardiff City FC to FIFA”Nevertheless there remains clear evidence that the transfer agreement was never completed in accordance with multiple contractual requirements which were requested by Nantes, thereby rendering it null and void.”We shall be appealing to CAS in order to seek a decision which considers all of the relevant contractual information and provides clarity on the full legal situation between our two clubs.”This is a complex matter, which includes ongoing civil and criminal considerations both in the UK and abroad, which will likely have an impact on the validity of the transfer.”It is therefore vital that a comprehensive judgement is reached following a full assessment and review of the facts.”The €6 million Cardiff have been ordered to pay constitutes a first instalment of the overall transfer fee.Nantes president Waldemar Kita told L’Equipe in May he did not want to receive money for Sala.”The truth is, I don’t even want that money, and I may never get it,” he said.”I don’t want to make money on someone who died tragically. I’m not interested in that.”When asked why he had therefore not brought the issue to a halt, Kita replied: “I am not involved at all in the case. The lawyers are in charge of it.”last_img read more

Mane joins Gerrard and Salah in exclusive Liverpool club

first_imgSadio Mane has joined Steven Gerrard and Mohamed Salah in exclusive company as the Liverpool winger scored the opening goal in the Reds’ Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg.Mane scored within the first nine minutes at Anfield on Wednesday, helping ease nerves after Liverpool slumped to defeat against Napoli in their European opener.Playing against his former club, Mane combined effortlessly with Roberto Firmino, who slid the winger in for a first-time finish to give Liverpool the early lead in a thrilling 4-3 triumph. 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 The goal was Mane’s 15th Champions League goal for Liverpool, and first European goal of the campaign, as he joined the likes of Gerrard and Salah in an exclusive club.Mane, Salah and Gerrard are the only three Liverpool players to score 15 Champions League goals for Liverpool, with Salah two ahead of Mane on 17 after scoring later in the first half before scoring the eventual game-winner in the second.However, the two current Liverpool stars continue to chase Gerrard’s record of 21 goals for the club in Europe.The Senegal international scored four goals en route to the Champions League title last season, including two goals against Bayern Munich in the last16 and a goal against Porto in the quarter-finals.15 – Sadio Mané is the third Liverpool player to score 15 Champions League goals, after Steven Gerrard (21) and Mohamed Salah (15). Pedigree.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 2, 2019However, it was the campaign prior where Mane truly made his mark as he scored 10 goals in 13 matches as Liverpool lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid.Mane scored in each leg of the semi-final against Roma before netting Liverpool’s only goal of the final, a 3-1 loss to Madrid after two goals from Gareth Bale and a further finish from Karim Benzema.Liverpool ended up doubling their advantage over Salzburg 16 minutes later through Andrew Robertson, who fired home an assist from fellow full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold to push the scoreline to 2-0.With that goal, Robertson became the first Scotsman to score for Liverpool in European competition since Gary McAllister scored against Alavés in the 2001 UEFA Cup final.Liverpool went into halftime with a 3-1 lead, with Red Bull Salzburg’s Hwang Hee-chan scoring in the 39th minute to give the visitors a lifeline.From there, the Austrian side stormed back on goals from Takumi Minamino and Erling Braut Haaland to make it 3-3, only for Salah to seal the victory in the 69th minute. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Mourinho: Rashford isn’t a target man but can still be effective

first_imgJose Mourinho says Marcus Rashford is not a target man but can still be a huge asset for Manchester United if deployed in the right way.Rashford scored the opening goal in United’s clash with rivals Liverpool on Sunday, though the Red Devils were denied victory thanks to a late Adam Lallana equaliser. It was just rewards for a much-improved performance by the 21-year-old, who hadn’t scored in his previous five United appearances in all competitions. 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 The England forward was played as a split striker alongside Daniel James, who set up Rashford for his goal.Former Red Devils manager Mourinho praised current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the tactical switch as he feels it brought the best out of the young forward.”When we beat Liverpool a couple of years ago, we played with Rashford and Romelu Lukaku up front. He is not a target man, he is a man of movement,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “I do not think he is a pure nine. If Ole is going to play him as he did today then I think he is the perfect player for him.”He’s young but he is experienced. With 21 years he probably has more matches than some players who are 24, 25. For me he is potentially a very good player, in some models and in some positions.”As a number nine I don’t think he has the 30 goals a season in him. I don’t think he can get better as a target man. To be better as a target man is difficult for him.”Former United defender Gary Neville felt Rashford benefited from some time away from the Red Devils during the international break.Rashford scored the opener in England’s Euro 2020 qualifying win over Bulgaria on Monday and carried that form into Sunday’s clash against Liverpool.”I thought he looked beat two weeks ago. I felt he needed to come out of the team. The international break has done him good. He looked like himself,” Neville told Sky Sports. “He’s still young. Players have to develop. United have to make a decision – they have to buy but not necessarily at the expense of Marcus Rashford. Of course he needs help.”Former United midfielder Roy Keane also praised Rashford’s display but has challenged him to maintain his level of performance in the coming weeks.”He looked back to his old self – energy, a goal threat, strong and powerful,” he told  Sky Sports. “The position suited him a bit more. But he’s got to be consistent and kick on now.“The goal for England gave him confidence… you speak to any striker – it’s a confidence boost. You could see in his body language; he was taking people on, making things happen.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Union moves to No. 1 in Class 4A in lastest Associated Press prep football polls

first_img Mountain View came in at No. 7 in the Class 3A.Class 4AUnion (5)                           4-0  93Mount Si (3)                        4-0  92Puyallup (2)                        4-0  81Lake Stevens                        4-0  67Graham-Kapowsin                      3-1  59Gonzaga Prep                        3-1  36Woodinville                         3-1  29Sumner                              3-1  23Chiawana                            3-1  22Camas                               2-2  14Others receiving 6 or more points: Lewis and Clark 12. Bothell 8. Enumclaw 8.Class 3AEastside Catholic (6)                3-1  95O’Dea (4)                           4-0  94Bellevue                            4-0  79Lincoln                             3-1  70Rainier Beach                        2-1  45Bethel                              3-1  37Mountain View                        3-1  34Mt. Spokane                         3-1  22Oak Harbor                          4-0  21Hermiston, Oregon                    3-1  13Others receiving 6 or more points: Garfield 11. Mercer Island 10. Capital 7.Class 2AHockinson (10)                       4-0  100Tumwater                            4-0  89Lynden                              4-0  79Steilacoom                          4-0  63Liberty (Issaquah)                   4-0  50Prosser                             3-1  36West Valley (Spokane)                4-0  32Archbishop Murphy                    1-2  31Cheney                              4-0  26Black Hills                         4-0  22Others receiving 6 or more points: Selah 8.Class 1ARoyal (8)                           4-0  80Montesano                           4-0  66Zillah                              4-0  54Lynden Christian                     4-0  43Connell                             3-1  40Meridian                            3-1  38Newport                             3-1  35Okanogan                            3-1  26Mount Baker                         2-2  24Hoquiam                             4-0  9(tie) Cascade Christian                  4-0  9 By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor Published: September 26, 2018, 4:26pm Tags Buy this Photo Union’s Lincoln Victor (5) breaks a tackle from a Mountain View defender in the first quarter at McKenzie Stadium on Friday night, Aug. 31, 2018. (Nathan Howard/The Columbian) Hockinson HawksUnion Titans Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Share: Union moves to No. 1 in Class 4A in lastest Associated Press prep football polls Hockinson remains unanimous choice for No. 1 in Class 2A Others receiving 6 or more points: Elma 8.Class 2BAdna (8)                            4-0  80Tri-Cities Prep                      4-0  72Napavine                            3-1  61Kalama                              2-2  51Rainier                             4-0  49Asotin                              3-1  44Onalaska                            4-0  35Northwest Christian (Colbert)        3-1  20Morton/White Pass                    4-0  9Wilbur-Creston                       4-0  7Others receiving 6 or more points: none.Class 1BAlmira/Coulee-Hartline (7)           4-0  70Odessa                              4-0  63Garfield-Palouse                     4-0  55Sunnyside Christian                  3-1  50Naselle                             4-1  18Others receiving 6 or more points: Quilcene 12. Union joined Hockinson as top-ranked prep football teams from Clark County, according to the latest Associated Press state media football polls released Wednesday.Union, fresh off a 41-9 win over Chiawana, received five of 10 first-place votes to barely edge out Mount Si of Snoqualmie for the top spot in Class 4A.Union received 93 points. Mount Si, which had three first-place votes, received 92 points. Puyallup, Union’s opponent on Friday at McKenzie Stadium, received two first-place votes and came in third with 81 points.Camas, following its last-second loss to Bellevue, fell to No. 10 in the 4A rankings.Hockinson was again the unanimous choice for the No. 1 team in Class 2A for a second consecutive week. The Hawks received all 10 first-place votes. (360) 735-4538 GO By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: Tim Martinez Columbian Assistant Sports Editor @360TMart tim.martinez@columbian.comlast_img read more

Federal program pays $1.4 million to pikeminnow anglers

first_imgFederal program pays $1.4 million to pikeminnow anglers Columbia and Snake rivers brought in 180,000 fish The agency said anglers removed 11.5 percent of the pikeminnow population measuring 9 inches or longer, meaning the program successfully met its goal of removing 10 to 20 percent of the predators. Larger fish are believed to eat the most salmon and steelhead.Anglers who register and participate are paid $5 to $8 per fish. As an incentive, wildlife officials released more than 1,000 specially tagged northern pike minnows worth $500 if caught by an angler.The top angler this year earned about $71,000 after catching 8,600 fish during the five-month season. The top 20 anglers earned an average of $29,000 each.The program began in 1990 and, officials said, has resulted in the removal of 5 million pikeminnows. Officials say that has reduced predation on salmon and steelhead by up to 40 percent. Published: December 22, 2018, 3:10pm SEATTLE — A program that pays anglers to catch a predator that eats young salmon and steelhead resulted in more than 180,000 northern pikeminnows being caught and killed in the Columbia and Snake rivers this year, federal officials say.The anglers were paid $1.4 million for catching northern pikeminnows from May 1 through Sept. 30, the Bonneville Power Administration announced Friday in a news release.The annual reward program is funded by the agency and is intended to remove the predatory pikeminnow that eats young salmon and steelhead headed for the ocean. Thirteen populations of salmon and steelhead in Washington, Oregon and Idaho are struggling and listed as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.“We’ve seen a substantial reduction in predation by these fish, which mean young salmon and steelhead have a better chance of making it to the ocean and eventually returning to the basin as adults,” said Eric McOmie, the program’s manager at Bonneville Power Administration. By Associated Press By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: GO Share: Share: The pikeminnow bounty program allows fishermen to have fun, catch fish, earn money, and save salmon all at the same time. (Photo courtesy WDFW) last_img read more

Boys basketball: King’s Way Christian 84, Stevenson 50

first_img A strong middle two quarters helped lift the King’s Way Christian boys basketball team to an 84-50 Trico League victory over visiting Stevenson on Saturday.Down by one entering the second quarter, King’s Way outscored the Bulldogs 44-22 over the next two quarters to pull away.Khal Cason had 20 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals for the Knights (8-6, 3-1), who pulled into a tie for second place in the league with Seton Catholic.Bubba Cason had 14 points, Bryson Metz had 13, and Kobi Cason had 11 points for King’s Way. Tags Share: The Columbian Boys basketball: King’s Way Christian 84, Stevenson 50 Stevenson (7-7, 2-2) was led in scoring by Lincoln Krog’s 15 points. He also had five rebounds and two assists. Isaac Hoidal added 12 points and five rebounds.KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 84, STEVENSON 50STEVENSON — Brady Hall 2, Jesse Miller 9, Jono Blackledge 6, Lincoln Krog 15, Preston Lowery 0, Charles Hobbs 0, Alec VanPelt 0, Connor Blair 2, Isaac Hoidal 12, Willy Lanz 1, Ethan Haight 0, Cooper Morrison 0, Bennett Wright 3. Totals 20 (2) 8-17 50.KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN — Khal Cason 20, Kobi Cason 11, Ty Snider 3, Gage Koenders 3, Kefentse Cason 14, Mason Packer 3, Bryce Dodge 6, Seth Woody 0, Justin Frahm 6, Brady Metz 2, Bailey Meek 3, Bryson Metz 13. Totals 36 (6) 6-9 84.Stevenson 16 11 11 12–50King’s Way 15 23 21 25–84 King’s Way Christian KnightsStevenson Bulldogs center_img Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: GO By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Published: January 12, 2019, 7:29pm last_img read more

Boys basketball: Battle Ground 56, Kentridge 44

first_img GO Tags Share: Battle Ground Tigers Boys basketball: Battle Ground 56, Kentridge 44 Published: February 16, 2019, 6:51pm The Columbiancenter_img The Tigers are going into the 4A state regional round with some momentum after winning the fifth-place game over Kentridge in the 4A bi-district game at Stadium High School.Kaden Perry led Battle Ground (18-8) with 19 points.“I thought Perry played a nice game,” Tigers coach Manny Melo said. “He had a lot of blocked shots. And (Nathan) Millspaugh, especially in the first half, really got us going.”Millspaugh had 12 points and Brendan Beall had 11 as Battle Ground now waits to see where its RPI will seed it into regionals.BATTLE GROUND 56, KENTRIDGE 44BATTLE GROUND (18-8) — Jaiden Linville 0, KeAndre Hunter-Holliday 2, Vincent McCormic 8, Colin Barton 4, Nathan Millspaugh 12, Brendan Beall 11, Kaden Perry 19, Lukas Karlsson 0, David Reed 0, Cole Bowden 0. Totals 20 (4) 12-15 56. Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: KENTRIDGE (19-7) — Moses Moore 4, Jeremy Banks 8, Keshawn Douglas 6, Jett Briceno 6, Adrian Pop 6, Owen Paznokas 9, Drew Liddell 6. Totals 16 (6) 2-3 44.Battle Ground 12 18 9 17–56Kentridge 8 13 9 14–44 By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Prep highlights: Dunmire pitches Skyview past Heritage, 11-1

first_img Share: Published: April 11, 2019, 11:00pm GO By Columbian staff Senior Lowell Dunmire allowed two hits and struck out eight Heritage batters in Skyview’s 11-1 five-inning victory over Heritage in Thursday’s 4A Greater St. Helens League baseball game at Propstra Stadium.Dunmire retired the final seven batters after allowing one earned run in the third.Skyview scored 11 runs off seven hits, and plated seven runs in the fifth. Noah Guyette (2 for 4, 2 runs) and Tyler Howard (1 for 3) drove in a combined six runs.Stars of the day• Jetzael Meza-Gonzalez, Seton Catholic boys soccer, had three goals and two assists in a 10-0 win over King’s Way Christian.• Christian Martin, Seton Catholic boys soccer, had two goals and three assists for the Cougars. Prep highlights: Dunmire pitches Skyview past Heritage, 11-1center_img Receive latest stories and local news in your email: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. • Peyton Westwick, Hudson’s Bay baseball, went 2 for 3 with a double, run and RBI in an 8-4 loss to Kelso.• Shawn Child, La Center boys soccer, posted 13 saves in a loss to Trico-leader Toledo-Winlock. Share:last_img read more

Prep Highlights: Union baseball beats Camas in 11

first_img Share: Riley Sinclair allowed three hits over six innings in relief for Camas (10-4, 5-2).Stars of the day• Makenzie Misner, Heritage softball, allowed six hits and walked none over eight innings in a 4-3 win over Union. Only one run was earned.• Rachel Merrill, Camas girls tennis, won her top singles match 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) in a 6-0 team sweep of Battle Ground.• Aquinnah Wiseman, La Center softball, went 3 for 7 with three runs, two RBI, two stolen bases and a triple in a doubleheader sweep of King’s Way Christian.• Tyra Schroeder, King’s Way Christian softball, hit the first home run in program history as the Knights nearly overcame an eight-run deficit in an 8-7 loss to La Center. Union Titans Prep Highlights: Union baseball beats Camas in 11 Receive latest stories and local news in your email: • Mary Fogg, Mountain View softball, went 4 for 6 with five runs scored and five RBI in a league win over Hudson’s Bay.• Abby Runyon, Hockinson softball, threw a complete-game four-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 2-0 extra-inning league win over R.A. Long.• Jetzael Meza-Gonzalez, Seton Catholic boys soccer, scored two of the Cougars’ goals in a shutout win over Columbia-White Salmon. Published: April 16, 2019, 10:37pm By Columbian staff Share: Tags Luke Staton’s sacrifice fly with the bases loaded sent Union to a 4-3 win over Camas in 11 innings on Tuesday at Union High.Staton’s one-out sac fly ended a game that saw eight pitchers combine for 22 strikeouts and 19 walks as each team managed just five hits.Staton drove in a run on an error that tied the score 3-3 in the bottom of the fourth. No team would score again until the bottom of the 11th.Spencer McGuire, Jordan Head and Michael Whitney allowed just three hits over six innings in relief for Union, which improved to 8-5 overall and 3-4 in the 4A Greater St. Helens League. GO By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Avoya Travel Annual Conference Focuses on Elevating Travel Agents and Customer Experience

first_imgLeading travel network celebrates record success, growth, and innovation  Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – June 05, 2017 – Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies, just held its most successful Avoya Conference to-date. With the unveiling of new programs and partnerships, the event centered on Avoya’s commitment to growing the awareness and value of travel professionals and delivering better vacation planning experiences to customers. A record number of Independent Agencies, industry leaders and supplier partners, and Avoya support staff were in attendance to network and continue to build on a shared vision for the future of independent travel professionals and enhanced vacation planning. At Avoya’s 10th annual conference over 500 attendees had the first glimpse into the company’s continued innovative and industry-leading advancements in marketing, technology, services, and support. The new developments shared are helping to aggressively grow the Avoya Network™, elevate the role of independent travel professionals in vacation planning, and reach and connect even more new consumers with Independent Agencies through Avoya’s patented Live Leads™ program. Pioneering marketing announcements headlined the week with the spotlight on Avoya Infinity™, a new marketing paradigm that improves and streamlines the customer vacation planning journey by putting Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network squarely in the center, enabling them to take advantage of the prospecting and loyalty loops. Plans to rollout customer membership, significant investments in technology that will provide Avoya Network members with personalized consumer behavior metrics, and enhanced industry-leading support were among additional announcements made that tie into Avoya’s new consumer-focused Avoya Infinity platform. Avoya Network members were also thrilled to learn during the event that Avoya has further grown and enhanced many supplier partnerships. Forging these new relationships will help Independent Agencies provide travelers with even more vacation options and value while earning more top tier commissions. In addition to many new programs, the company celebrated its record 2016 sales year and continuing best-ever sales in 2017, as well as record Avoya Network growth. Highlighting the professionalism of the Avoya Network, more Independent Agencies were honored as top producers than ever before and throughout the week Avoya showcased its world-class technology, marketing, and support programs that have helped Independent Agencies continue to build their businesses and sales success. “This year’s Avoya Travel Conference was our best yet and we are thankful to the Avoya team, Avoya Network members, and our industry partners for making the event such a success,” said Brad Anderson, President of Avoya Travel. “We were proud to share with our guests the many ways Avoya Travel is driving innovation to put travel professionals and the value they provide at the center of vacation planning and to support the Avoya Network in providing consumers with the best vacation experience. We look forward to building on the programs and continuing record growth and sales in the coming year.” Avoya’s conference was hosted at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California, May 22 – 25, 2017. During the four days, attendees participated in motivational general sessions and educational workshops and forged lasting relationships during lively networking events. There were many standout moments, including a food packing event that provided more than 68,000 meals to people in need, Avoya’s Make-A-Wish partner presentation, and a special celebration for founder, Pal Anderson’s 95th birthday at the closing night’s Chairman’s Cocktail Sip & Savor event.  About Avoya Travel:Avoya Travel is a family-owned company with a longstanding reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 30 years, and their largest seller of cruises and tours, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. Through an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. Cruise lines and travel partners recognize this, as Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being repeatedly named Travel Partner of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more. Today, Avoya is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with support offices throughout the United States. Travel agency owners, travel professionals, and others interested in owning and operating their own travel business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-357-2261 or visit read more

From Spring Cleaning to Spring Fashion Were Ready for the Season to

first_img The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux Editors’ Recommendations Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary A Rev-ealing Conversation About IndyCar Racing with Takuma Sato Maskot/Getty ImagesWhat new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — associate lifestyle editor Chase McPeak, food and drink editor Sam Slaughter, and the inimitable host, Greg Nibler — sit down to discuss all things spring.With the coming of spring, it is a perfect time to engage in some spring cleaning. Instead of going about it willy-nilly or employing the Marie Kondo method, McPeak teaches the gang about Swedish Death Cleaning (complete with the requisite death metal-esque pronunciation). Turns out, it has nothing to do with Swedish death metal, but that doesn’t diminish how useful it is.From there, once your closet is cleaned out, it’s time to fill it up again, and that’s where spring fashions come in. From the colors that are into the fabrics you’ll want to stock up on, McPeak gives us a thorough spring makeover.If you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe or you’re just looking for ways to clean it out, then this episode is going to be for you.center_img An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist Stocking up on spring fashions and want to tell us which brands you’re loving? Know a spring trend that we should check out? If you have a question or comment for The Manual podcast crew, give us a shout at — we’re always around! You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure to subscribe and rate on your favorite podcast app, too!Further ReadingIs Swedish Death Cleaning the Next Marie Kondo Method?Step Out in Style this Season with these Top-Notch Spring Dress ShoesThe Best Men’s Spring Jackets to Keep You Cool, Dry, and ComfortableGet Ready for Spring with Madewell’s Sidewalk Sneaker CollectionSunny Days Are Ahead: Shop the Best Sunglasses for Men in Spring 2019 Learning All About Aquavit with Christian Krogstadlast_img read more

Behind the Scenes Finding the Best Mens Grooming Gear of the Year

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Podcast Throwbacks: Revisiting our 50th Episode and Portland, Oregon Chase then goes on to explain how he tested all the products — at times, he needed to use both his legs to test shaving creams and razors since he had run out of facial hair. Using a five-point scoring system with categories for effectiveness, ease of use, ingredients, fragrance, and price, Chase and the team tallied up each product’s scores and sent the highest scoring items into a final battle royale where price and effectiveness were paramount. The result was 18 great grooming products in a variety of categories, such as best razor, body lotion, face wash, and more.By this point, we’re all impressed by the work that has gone into picking these winners and begin peppering Chase with questions about certain products. Chase talks everything from eye creams (how to apply, what to look for, and what’s a good price) to conditioners for men with dandruff or psoriasis to the importance of using a mineral-based sunscreen when swimming around tropical reefs.The round-table closes out the show with a call to enter to win each of the 18 winning products all in one box — a $500 value.Further ReadingThe Manual Grooming Awards 2019The Manual Grooming Awards 2019 Giveaway Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — managing editor Nicole Raney and hos, Greg Nibler — welcome associate editor of lifestyle, Chase McPeak, to speak about The Manual Grooming Awards 2019.First, Chase explains the purpose of the Grooming Awards, which is to help the everyday man save both time and money when searching for a great grooming product. By offering our top picks for best grooming gear of the year, readers of The Manual will be able to make conscious decisions regarding what grooming products they choose to buy.center_img An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist What You Need to Know About Sherry, According to an Expert The Ultimate Road Trip Prep Guide from The Manual Podcast Crewlast_img read more

5 of the Most Expensive Gins on the Planet

first_imgThese Brits make a fine gin, no doubt about it. Their London Dry Gin is infused with silver birch, dandelion, elderberries, and more, and it’s a delight on the rocks, with lemon, in a martini, and beyond. But is a 750-milliliter bottle worth $370 USD? No. But their comically-giant 4.5 liter bottle is. That’s six standard bottles in one, for reference, bringing the price per 750 ml to about $62.Nolet Reserve Dry Gin – $700Nolet’s is a 10th-generation family-owned Dutch distillery, so you can rest assured they know how to produce a fine gin. This multi-award-winning gin uses juniper and other botanicals, with two, in particular, helping explain its flavor and price: “To achieve Nolet’s Reserve Gin’s complex, unforgettable flavor and dry, long-lasting final impression, [distiller] Carolus Nolet Sr. handcrafted a recipe highlighting two distinctive botanicals: warm spicy saffron and subtle, delicate verbena.” Note that saffron is the most expensive spice on the planet.The Cambridge Distillery Watenshi Gin – $2,700Only six bottles of this gin are produced per run of distillation, so you’ll have to try and try again if you want to find one. But these bottles are worth the hunt and the price, for they contain a spirit rarely obtained. As the distiller’s site explains: “Revered by gin collectors as the absolute pinnacle of modern spirits production, Watenshi is the “angel’s share” of our Japanese Gin, normally lost to evaporation but preserved using our pioneering distillation processes – which yields just 15ml of spirit per distillation.” This gin, with “notes of sweet citrus and spice, supported by bitter juniper and an incredibly long, complex finish,” is quite literally the portion that no one ever got to taste before.Jam Jar Gin Morus LXIV – $5,200This ridiculously expensive gin sells for £4,000, so based on the current exchange rate of Pounds Sterling to USD, it might even cost a bit more than the dollar price as of this writing, which is $5.217.40 for a 700-milliliter bottle. At 64% ABV, it packs plenty of punch, and the fact that, as the distillery’s site states, it is “distilled from the leaves of a single, ancient Mulberry tree [and as] a single batch of this exquisite cask-strength gin takes more than two years of careful work to produce,” a high price makes sense. Just maybe not quite that high, but of course, you buy this “very bloody marvelous” gin as much for prestige as for flavor. Editors’ Recommendations Hops and Terroir: Why the Beer World is Embracing the Wine Term 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic Ah, gin, that delightful spirit flavored with juniper and rich with history. Developed in Medieval Holland and the favored liquor of London by the 17th century, gin is now one of the world’s most beloved types of booze, used in cocktails complex and simple alike and oft enjoyed on the rocks or even neat.Gin can be produced using myriad ingredients as the source of the distillate, including barley, wheat, rye, or decidedly more unexpected foodstuffs — Neversink Gin is distilled from a mash using 100% New York State apples, for example. The only real stipulation for a spirit to be called a gin is that its primary botanical flavoring and aroma must be derived from juniper berries. In fact, it is the Latin word for juniper, juniperus, from which the Dutch word genever was derived, this being later Anglicized and truncated to gin.While most people airily associate gin with the Brits (Sipsmith London Dry Gin perfectly embodies an English gin, if you’re interested), what with their 18th-century Gin Craze and the habit of British soldiers stationed in tropical regions to use it to make anti-malarial quinine palatable (which led to the vaunted gin and tonic), today American distillers are producing some of the finest gins on the planet. See Watershed Distillery’s Four Peel Gin and actor-cum-distiller Ryan Reynold’s American Aviation Gin as Exhibits A and B to back that claim.But while there are some mighty fine gins coming out of a number of American stills these days, if you want to find the most expensive gins on earth, you still have to look overseas. Here are five of the priciest bottles of this lovely juniper juice.Spring Gin Gentlemen’s Cut – $101This Belgian gin is distilled four times, the first three using only the grain bill, and the fourth with 13 botanicals added. A peppery, piney aroma backs up the juniper and other essences, while a 48.8% alcohol by volume makes this a good gin for use in cocktails. And at just over one hundred bucks a bottle, you won’t feel too badly about blending it with mixers.45 West Distillery Burleighs London Dry Gin – $370center_img 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms The Best Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy last_img read more

Busabouts 2020 USA Canada program features three new East Coast crossborder Adventures

first_imgPlus, the operator’s unique West Coast coach travel network now offers a 3 Stop or Unlimited Travel Pass Boca Raton, Fla., Aug. 1, 2019 – Award-winning travel expert Busabout has launched its 2020 USA & Canada brochure with three new guided Adventures and a 3 Stop Hop-on Hop-off Pass on its West Coast coach travel network. The travel operator launched into North America for the first time in 2019 and is venturing further afield in 2020, adding more adventures along the East Coast of Canada and the US. Busabout Managing Director, Duncan Robertson said: “The reception for Busabout’s State-side Hop-on Hop-off network has been fantastic – our passengers have praised our friendly and helpful guides, and rate it as a fun and easy way to road trip through the US. Our guided Adventure product, which offers a more structured itinerary to check off the continent’s iconic sights and experiences, has proven really popular. For 2020 we wanted to expand on our cross-border Adventures so our passengers can experience the best of the US and Canada’s East Coast on one epic trip.” Clients can choose between two main travel styles with Busabout – for flexibility on the West Coast, they can opt for a travel pass on its unique coach network to create their own adventure, or choose a guided trip featuring both big cities and hidden gems. The 2020 program features three new East Coast cross-border Adventures exploring the US and Canada, including all accommodation, coach transportation, Busabout crew and a number of inclusions. New Adventures for 2020: Eight day Northeast Highlights (from $1299 pp): Transporting travelers from the US into Canada, this week-long Adventure will take in big cities, quaint towns and the glories of the great outdoors. Across eight days travelers will walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, explore the UNESCO heritage listed Old Town in Quebec, try white water rafting in The Forks and visit New Haven, the home of Yale University. Optional activities include hiking a portion of the Appalachian trail, jet boating on the St Lawrence River and catching a ballgame at the home of the Red Sox in Fenway Park. Four day Poutine & The Falls Adventure (from $599 pp): Beginning in Montreal and ending in NYC, this short but sweet Adventure takes travelers from French-Canada through to some of the country’s most iconic sights before arriving in the bustle of American city life. The whistle-stop Adventure will take travelers to both sides of Niagara Falls, the cliffs and waterfalls of Watkins Glen State Park, the markets of Toronto for their fill of iconic Canadian savory snack poutine, and onward to the Big Apple. 11 day East USA & Canada Adventure (from $1799 pp): This New York City round trip will see travelers take in the bright lights of city life and the glorious power of Mother Nature alongside learning the history and culture of two of the world’s most influential countries. Travelers will visit thundering Niagara Falls, walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, stroll through the hallowed grounds of the Harvard and MIT campuses, marvel at Toronto’s unique architecture, visit the UNESCO heritage listed Old Town of Quebec and explore Montreal by bike. For clients looking to check off the West Coast too, they can join Busabout’s 22 day East to West Roadtrip Adventure from NYC to LA. New 3 Stop Travel Pass Busabout’s Hop-on Hop-off Travel Passes give travelers the flexibility and freedom to create their own West Coast holiday itinerary using its private, guided coach network. The Unlimited West Coast Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass is back in 2020, giving clients access to eight unmissable destinations including LA, San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe and the bright lights of Las Vegas. Clients can also add visits to popular cities Santa Barbara and San Diego, or connect with nature at Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes, which are all optional stops. Busabout’s Unlimited Pass, priced at $567 per person,provides coach travel across the network for up to three months. For clients with limited time, the new 3 Stop West Coast Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass, priced at $295 per person, offers fantastic value for money, allowing them to choose their top spots on the West Coast network and the freedom to decide how long they want to stay, where they stay and how they spend their time. Once a client buys their pass, they can start planning their own adventure using Busabout’s MyTrip app – and change their mind as much as they want. Busabout’s USA & Canada 2020 brochure is available now. An Early Bird 10% discount is available on most USA & Canada 2020 Adventures and Hop-on Hop-off Travel Passes until Sept. 30, 2019. For more information, speak to your local sales representative or visit www.busabout.comlast_img read more

Majestic Hotel Spa Barcelona to Showcase the Work of Internationally Renowned Fashion

first_imgFrom October 9 to November 9, the five-star luxury hotel will display 20 of the legendary photographer’s exclusive pieces throughout the property BARCELONA, Spain (August 15, 2019) – Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, the five-star luxury hotel with a privileged location in the heart of Barcelona on Passeig de Gràcia, will exhibit the distinguished work of highly recognized fashion photographer, Jean-Daniel Lorieux this fall. The month-long display, debuting on October 9, will feature a selection of Lorieux’s most representative pieces produced throughout his 30-year career. The iconic photographer, who rose to fame during the 1970s, has collaborated with prestigious luxury, haute couture and jewelry brands and has had his work cover the pages of notable fashion magazines including Vogue. Lorieux’s photographs from the 1970s to 1990s will be displayed in Spain for the first time, including pieces that capture the beauty of top models such as Li Sellgren, Stephanie Seymour, Terry Tate and Karen Mulder.  The photographs will be available for purchase to the benefit of a local charity. The hotel will donate proceeds to Fundació IReS, a non-profit organization that focuses on the social, psychological, and educational care of marginalized individuals and groups who find themselves in situations of social risk or financial difficulty. In a city as vibrant as Barcelona, Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona has always had close ties with the art world. Artists such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró have previously visited the luxurious hotel, and today, the property’s art collection features more than 1,000 pieces including paintings, sculptures and graphic works, displayed throughout the hotel. In fact, thanks to the namesake artist’s affinity for the hotel – Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is also a valued partner of the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona. Throughout his career, Lorieux has worked with various industry leaders including, Claudia Schiffer, Geraldine Chaplin, Sharon Stone, Brook Shields and Carla Bruni, as well as prominent celebrities including Jacques Chirac, Mick Jagger, Farah Fawcett, Johnny Hallyday and Charles Aznavour. Lorieux’s work was acquired by the European House of Photography, serving as a testament to his talent and eye for creativity. Lorieux’s anticipated exhibition is not only a great accomplishment for Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona but also a milestone for Spain’s fashion industry.  ABOUT MAJESTIC HOTEL & SPA BARCELONA “In the world of great luxury hotels, the old is now the new,” – that’s what the experts say when speaking of hotels with such profound tradition and history like Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona. Since opening in 1918, the five-star hotel owned by the Soldevila-Casals family has played an emblematic role in Barcelona architecture, society and lifestyle, hosting notable guests such as Ernest Hemingway and Antonio Machado. Led by interior designer Antonio Obrador, the neo-classical French style property has completed a five-year renovation and has reclaimed its place among the iconic landmarks of the vibrant city. With a privileged location in the heart of Barcelona on stylish Passeig de Gràcia, the 271-room property is home to an unmatched 1,000-piece art collection with works by artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Josep Guinovart. Under the direction of Michelin star Chef Nandu Jubany, a robust gastronomic offering is highlighted by the Majestic Breakfast Experience, named Europe’s Best Breakfast in 2018 by Prix Villégiature. Additionally, The Leading Hotels of the World, a prestigious organization that represents independent luxury hotels from around the world, recognized the property with the Remarkably Uncommon award in 2018; the hotel has been a member of the organization since December 2014.Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is also home to the city’s largest suite, a 5,000-square-foot penthouse with capacity for six, a dining room, two panoramic terraces and access to a personal butler and chauffeur. read more

Explore the Amazon on Luxury Golds Sustainable Journey to Ecuador

first_img~ Make Travel Matter by Saving the Rainforest’s Species, People and Culture ~ Luxury Gold, the global leader in luxury guided journeys, continues to make travel matter in 2020 with the launch of a new five-day ME to WE culturally immersive journey extension in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The award-winning brand honors the Tollman family’s four-generation legacy by sharing their unparalleled wealth of expertise and promoting sustainable travel through their Luxury Gold Cares sustainable travel initiatives and partnership with the not-for-profit organization, TreadRight Foundation. Travelers will get a taste of the Amazon rainforest by participating in an immersive international development project, connecting with community members and exploring nature by hiking deep into primary and secondary rainforest–where, if they’re lucky, may see a myriad of animal species, including toucan, long-tailed potoos, gargantuan cebo trees and countless species of insects, spiders and snakes. See a more detailed description of the itinerary below: ‘Ecuador ME to WE extension’: Immerse yourself into Ecuador’s vibrant culture and lush landscapes as you head on an exciting 5-day expedition through the Amazon jungle. For this unforgettable journey, Luxury Gold has partnered with social enterprise ME to WE, connecting you with indigenous communities, the rainforest and allowing you to participate in a sustainable international development project. Guests will stay at the luxurious Minga Lodge , a jungle oasis that boasts stunning views of the Rio Napo, the largest tributary to the Amazon River. They will feast on Western favorites and local delicacies like heart of palm, stinging nettle and fish cooked in palm leaves. Guests will join a ME to WE team member for a short jungle walk or canoe ride to the nearby community, where they will help build local infrastructure as part of a WE Village’s development project. They’ll gain insight into the community mindset of the Kichwa people as they listen to the inspiring story of how Craig and Marc Kielburger witnessed a spontaneous and powerful community movement –a minga–years ago that inspired the formation of ME to WE, and of course the naming of Minga Lodge. Later, they’ll roll up their sleeves and join a local farmer to help carry out some of their daily activities, such as planting seeds, fetching water from the river and harvesting crops. For a perfect ending to a hard day’s work, guests will enjoy a stunning sunset dinner perched above the Rio Napo.last_img read more

Riviera River Cruises Partners with Classic Journeys for European Cruises in 2020

first_imgFAIRFIELD, Conn. – Riviera River Cruises is proud to announce it has been selected as the exclusive partner for Classic Journeys’ European river cruise program in 2020. Known for its award-winning luxury tours, Classic Journeys will provide its limited-edition “cruise within a cruise” aboard Riviera’s five-star ships on the Douro, Danube and Rhone Rivers next year. On select Riviera departures, a Classic Journeys local expert will travel with its guests, serving as on-board host and leading private shore excursions. For more information about Riviera River Cruises, visit or call 888-838-8820. For more information about Classic Journeys, visit or call 800-200-3887. “We’re delighted that Classic Journeys has chosen to partner with us for their European river cruise program next year,” said Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ Vice President Sales and Marketing North America. “Riviera’s river cruises perfectly match the Classic Journeys standard, with both companies offering innovative itineraries and a high standard of accommodations, food and service. We are excited to welcome their guests aboard our five-star ships.” “Our guests have told us for some time that they are intrigued by the idea of river cruising. And we are excited to welcome them to river cruising taken to a whole new level. Think of it as a ‘cruise within a cruise,’” said Edward Piegza, President and Founder of Classic Journeys. “Of course, you get the unpack-once ease of a luxury five-star ship, plus an exclusive collection of daily handcrafted cultural and walking activities beyond anything river cruise passengers are used to enjoying. Your super-well-connected local Classic Journeys tour guide is with you all the way. And, you enjoy all of the luxe amenities the Riviera ships have to offer.” Classic Journeys’ “cruise within a cruise” will be limited to 18 guests aboard Riviera ships on the following eight-day itineraries: Douro: Porto to Salamanca – Glide upriver from coastal Porto, Portugal, to a scenic land of olive groves, vineyards and medieval hilltop villages all the way to Salamanca and the glorious Spanish countryside. Guests will travel aboard Riviera’s MS Douro Splendour and MS Douro Elegance. Danube: Cultures of Central Europe – Explore the Austrian villages and vineyards, Vienna and Budapest, and perfectly preserved Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. Guests will travel aboard Riviera’s MS Emily Bronte, MS Oscar Wilde and MS William Wordsworth. Rhone: Burgundy and Provence – Discover the France of Cézanne and culinary thrills. From Lyon to Avignon, walk the legendary countryside, meet olive growers and cook with a Michelin-starred chef. Guests will travel aboard Riviera’s MS William Shakespeare. For additional details on Classic Journeys’ itineraries, visit Riviera River Cruises offers 15 itineraries on 10 rivers and waterways, including exclusive departures for solo travelers, aboard the youngest fleet of ships in Europe, with none older than six years. Riviera’s cruises include spacious cabins and suites, fine culinary experiences from sumptuous breakfasts to four-course dinners featuring international classics and regional specialties, and expert-led excursions to classic sights and lesser-known places. Riviera guarantees exceptional value, promising never to add hidden surcharges or fees. Riviera also doesn’t automatically include gratuities or drinks, so the choice is up to guests. For more information about Riviera River Cruises, visit or call 888-838-8820.  Riviera River Cruises Riviera River Cruises is the United Kingdom’s leading river cruise operator, with a North American office in Fairfield, Connecticut. Riviera is known for its highly rated five-star product, its ships with spacious cabins and suites, relaxed atmosphere, sumptuous on-board meals and captivating excursions, and its exceptional value. Riviera puts its guests first, hosting over 100,000 guests on its river cruises in the past five years, and is very supportive of the travel agency community, with programs such as a dedicated portal for advisors. For more information, visit or call 888-838-8820. Twitter: Facebook: Facebook group for agents: Riviera River Cruises Agents Classic Journeys Since its founding in 1995 with one style of travel in a total of three countries, Classic Journeys has expanded to offer five styles of travel (culture + walking, culinary, family, multi-sport, and river cruising) and 100 itineraries in 50 countries across six continents. With its focus on providing every guest a handcrafted trip of a lifetime, Classic Journeys has won awards from a variety of publications including Saveur, National Geographic and Travel + Leisure – the latter having named it the “World’s Best Tour Operator” twice in the last five years including in 2019. Facebook: read more

Witness Antarcticas 2021 Total Solar Eclipse on an Exclusive Cruise

first_imgLike shuffleboard, belly flop contests, and midnight chocolate buffets, “blacking out” is a daily requirement for many cruise-goers. Lucky passengers aboard one specialty cruise in 2021 will enjoy an entirely different type of blackout, however. For a brief moment, they’ll witness a total solar eclipse from one of the most remote places on Earth.(It’s like a total eclipse of the heart, but better.)The solar event is more than two years away, but Poseidon Expeditions knows curious, space-loving travelers are already planning where they’re going to be to witness it. The company’s exclusive Solar Eclipse in Antarctica (clearly, the marketing needs a little work) starts at the southern tip of South America where just 114 passengers will board the M/v Sea Spirit in Ushuaia, Argentina. The 23-day voyage will visit South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, and the Antarctic peninsula before looping back to South America by way of the Aitcho Islands.But, of course, this is no ordinary Antarctic cruise. Two weeks into the trip, the captain will pilot the ship into the eclipse’s narrow path of totality. For less than two minutes, passengers will watch day turn to night as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, effectively blacking out the sky. From seeing penguins to witnessing this total solar eclipse to trekking one of the last truly wild places on Earth, this cruise promises to tick a lot of boxes on most travelers’ bucket lists.As with many of Poseidon Expeditions’ cruises, the twelve-person crew aboard the Sea Spirit consists of hardcore wildlife and earth science experts. Special guest Paul Sutter — an astrophysicist, author, and speaker on all things physics-related — will join the team to answer passenger questions and share his thoughts on the experience from an expert perspective.The Solar Eclipse in Antarctica cruise joins a growing list of specialty cruises to the White Continent. Travelers looking to dip their toe on the continent “just to say they did it” can now “bag” the elusive destination on a day trip courtesy of Natural World Safaris. Hardcore adventure seekers can trek to the South Pole on the fully-guided Ski Last Degree polar expedition. Well-heeled travelers for whom time and money are no object can even visit both the North and South Pole on a single, 88-day luxury cruise.This once-in-a-lifetime cruise won’t come cheap. With an early booking discount, a triple occupancy suite (which usually requires bunking with two strangers) costs $16,556 per person, while upgrading to a double occupancy berth is priced at $21,866. Plus, passengers will need to find their own way to and from Ushuaia. Sure, you could buy a new car with that sum, but this cruise sounds a whole lot more fun. 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. World’s First Hybrid-Electric Cruise Ship Sails the Northwest Passage Editors’ Recommendations 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races last_img read more

Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State

first_img How to Make Lasagna Bolognese, According to a Chef How to Score Discounted Tickets to the Best After-Party in NYC this Weekend The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic When you think of an American road trip, you likely picture the rolling hills and open plains of Big Sky country out west, or maybe the winding coastline of California or the endless desert of portions of Texas, Arizona, or New Mexico. You probably don’t think of New York, a state more commonly associated with crippling traffic jams and smog than wide open roadways.Steven John/The ManualBut, once you leave that crowded little corner of New York hanging down into the Atlantic Ocean, you find a surprisingly large state that is in fact best enjoyed by car. A multi-day drive around the state of New York could have you behold famed Niagara Falls, pass through multiple mountain ranges, skirt deep glacial lakes, and visit multiple New York cities that are not New York City. And best of all, in most cases you can enjoy open roads with little traffic.As the state is indeed large by East Coast standards — you can drive more than 320 miles south to north and around 280 miles west to east — it’s best to choose an itinerary that will focus on a few spots with a pleasant drive binding them together. Trying to see all New York has to offer in just one road trip? Why, you can forget about that! I mean … fuggedaboutit.Starting In the East: The Great Lakes RegionMuch of New York’s northeastern border is formed by two of the Great Lakes, Lake Ontario farther north and Lake Erie on the east. Starting off far to the east, you can begin a great drive across New York just a dozen miles from the shores of Lake Erie in a town nestled below a decidedly smaller lake Lake Chautauqua. Your starting point is the town of…Celoron, NYCeloron, New York is a village of fewer than 2,000 people tucked into the southwest corner of the state perched at the southern tip of Chautauqua Lake. While visiting, you can take in plenty of views or get out on the water. Celeron is home to the decidedly unique National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum nearby in Jamestown. If you plan to spend a night, by all means stay at the Chatauqua Harbor Hotel, the newest and finest spot in town.Graycliff Estate, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Lonely Planet/Getty ImagesLeaving town headed east on Interstate 86 will take you toward the lovely Finger Lakes region, but after only about 30 miles, you should dip south to head into Allegany State Park, a great place for hiking, kayaking, and for camping out.The Finger Lakes: Spend a Day or Two or FiveLeaving Allegany State Park heading due east, likely on I-86 (but get off on State Route 2 or 21 some for better scenery) you will head toward the Finger Lakes region. You have about a 140-mile drive to reach the heart of this area — a pit stop halfway there in Hornell is your best bet if you want a variety of restaurant options.Once you reach the Finger Lakes region, a fine home base is the town of…Watkins Glen, NYWatkins Glen is large enough to have three ice cream shops, multiple restaurants, and decent shopping, but small enough to be completely walkable. There is a superb hike through a gorge in Watkins Glen State Park complete with waterfalls aplenty; there are world-class race events at Watkins Glen International racetrack (AKA The Glen); and of course you can paddle, sail, or cruise on big ol’ Seneca Lake, the deepest lake contained entirely within the borders of America.Steven John/The ManualRight at the southern tip of this lake is the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, a AAA Four Diamond Property with a great bar and the best restaurant in town, including plenty of outdoor seating. Most of the hotel’s rooms feature a stunning lake view, with sunset not to be missed. There are also nearly three dozen wineries in the region, so that’s another fine reason to visit.About 20 miles east, at the tip of Cayuga Lake, you will find…Ithaca, NYBest known for Cornell University, the eponymous Ithaca College, and for its famed gorges (as well as plenty of shirts that say ‘Ithaca is Gorges’), Ithaca is a city well worth your time if only to spend a moment gazing at the massive, magisterial Ithaca Falls, a truly impressive cascade of water. Also not to be missed is the Ithaca Farmers Market, a huge covered marketplace open most of the year where you can get everything from artisanal pies to handmade toys to Vietnamese food to craft beer to sushi (some of the best I had tried in years, at that).  In and around Ithaca, you’ll also find plenty of wineries to visit, if you want to take in the oenological side of the Finger Lakes region.Finger Lakes Region Walter Bibikow/Getty ImagesThere are some great hikes around Ithaca, and if you want a superb glamping experience, check out Firelight Camps, a well-curated campground a short drive south of town.New York’s NorthStaying as far as we can from the dreaded traffic of NYC and the greater Tri-State area, leave the Finger Lakes headed northeast on State Route 13. You could pick up I-81, but staying on the state roads offers better views and some drives through lovely forestland. Take SR-13 all the way to and around Oneida Lake, a fine fishing spot in the summer and a great area for winter sports like snowshoeing and snowmobiling.Staying on SR-13 north for a bit longer will take you to I-81, which you can hop on for a quick trip north to our final stop, but for scenery, take the road to its end on the shores of Lake Ontario. Pick up State Route 3 at Port Ontario and head north, skirting the mighty lake.Clayton, New YorkEnd your drive in Clayton, New York, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, just a stone’s throw from Canada. Here you’ll find wineries, The Clayton Distillery — which produces gin, whisky, moonshine, and more — an opera house, and multiple historic buildings. Better yet, the area is perfect for outdoor recreation in three seasons, from boating to fishing to hiking and more. Hearty folks can head out in winter, too, for hiking, cross-country skiing, and  The 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel is your best choice for a weekend spent in the region. The hotel’s Seaway Grille alone is worth a visit.Clayton Distillery/FacebookAlso, the region’s many state parks, like the Five Ponds Wilderness and Black River Forest have gorgeous fall foliage.There, now you only have six hours to drive back to NYC! If you drive super fast and get pretty lucky. Hillrock Estate Distillery Is Making Some of the Best Whiskey in America The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

【SUMMER】Summer is Here Japanese Tradition with Spice of Coolness

first_imgWhen the rain cloud disappears and blue sky peeks out, that is the sign of summer in Japan.Burning sun and towering thunder clouds. I feel dizzy with the temperature when looking up at those. Well, this season also gives you some feeling of joining festivals. What would you be reminded of when you think about “Summer in Japan”?From 世界に誇れる日本の年間行事まとめ”Summer Festival dressed in Yukata””Handheld Fireworks””Spooky episodes to excite the night””High school baseball tournament””Wide and blue sky””Yellow carpet of sunflower garden”I cannot tell it whole. This season contains too much drama in such a short time of period.Photo Credit: eesti via Compfight ccTo introduce you the traditional scenery of Japanese summer, we will post contents from beginning of July to end of August. Sometimes it’l be about famous events like summer festivals or fireworks. Sometimes it is about iced sweets, or tips to avoid the hotness.Summer has just begun. We MATCHA will send you the essence of Summer in Japan, along with spice of coolness.From アニメ『妖怪ウォッチ』でも大人気!「妖怪」の不思議な魅力とは?Not only the ocean, river and foods are the “coolness”… some spooky stories would be good spice as well. For further information, check the 【SUMMER】series article!last_img read more

Samurai Oyado A Soothing Guesthouse in Odawara

first_imgNow at Samurai Oyado you can rent a kimono for only 2500 yen to wear about town. Here, it seems that there is a different trick to wearing kimono than the standard means here, one that is meant to help those who have never worn one before. The reasoning behind this is that they travelers from abroad to genuinely enjoy their experience instead of having Japanese culture forced upon them.Would you like to try out wearing a kimono yourself?Over 700 Guests in the First Three Months It’s easy to go to Hakone and Mt. Fuji from Kanagawa prefecture’s Odawara city. Odawara has prospered as a town for travelers, especially those looking for lodgings, for over 300 years.Samurai Oyado is a guesthouse near Odawara Castle and is a representation of those old style accommodations. This guesthouse is filled with the owners strong hopes of making it a place where travelers from abroad can re-energize themselves.Consideration Is Key; Conveying the Spirit of Old Inns With Mr. Abe’s attention and consideration for the travelers in mind, over 700 guests have stayed at Samurai Oyado from October to December of 2016. In the future, there are also plans to expand and open a guesthouse in the hot spring rich lands of Hakone. That way, even in hilly Hakone, guests from around the world can experience wearing a kimono with ease and the soothing atmosphere of this classic-style inn.How about coming to Samurai Oyado in the soothing town of Odawara to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the staff? 小田原ゲストハウス侍御宿・御食事処「鶴亀屋春慶」 View Informationlodging When you enter the Samurai Oyado, you will be greeted by Gorokichi, the cat and mascot of this guesthouse. It’s the perfect surprise for cat lovers. Gorokichi has an affectionate personality and likes to meet new people, and will not hesitate to approach the guests to say hi, even if it is the first time they are staying there.Soothing Point 2: Polite and Friendly Staff Odawara, a Town That Soothes Tired Travelers The choba (reception) and other signs were all hand-lettered by Mr. OzawaStarting with Mr. Ozawa, the entire staff is very friendly and will answer your questions about recommended spots and how to get there in detail, in English. Even questions or concerns that may arise from being in a place that you are not used to, they will do their best to give the best advice and information on.Soothing Point 3: Healthy and Delicious Food to Please Body and Soul Odawara faces the ocean, and as such, it is only a ten minute walk from Samurai Oyado to Miyukigahama Beach. From the inn you can borrow a goza (a sheet to lay over the rocks) so that you can sit out and enjoy your coffee on the beach on a sunny day. With reassuring hospitality and a wide array of amenities, you are sure to feel yourself becoming refreshed and recharged both in body and soul at Samurai Oyado.Museum Piece-like Furniture in the RoomsNow let’s take a look at some of the other services and amenities, as well as the types of rooms available here. It costs 12,000 yen a night to completely rent out the room. This room has a lot of vintage items in it, which almost makes it seem like you are staying in a small museum. It’s a lot of fun to look around at each piece. The mixed dormitories cost 3000 yen a night. There is a shower with a bathtub and a coin laundry facility available here 24 hours a day.Hit the Town in a Kimono It goes without saying that there’s no additives in these dishes, says Mr. AbeSamurai Oyado doesn’t serve food, but you can enjoy delicious Japanese food that’s made from dashi at the restaurant next door called Tsurukameya Shunkei.This is their popular tempura rice bowl (1200 yen with tax). It has a bed of gently flavored rice with several pieces of crispy tempura on top that are sure to bring a smile to your face.Soothing Point 4: Relax at Nearby Miyukigahama Beach What’s most important when speaking to travelers from overseas is to see things from their perspective, and to be considerate of this.This is what the owner Mr. Abe (on the left) and staff member Mr. Ozawa (on the right) say. Their thoughtful hospitality has led Samurai Oyado to have a high rating of 8.8 on (as of March 2017).The idea of starting the Samurai Oyado came from seeing the excitement travelers had at viewing historical or retro Japanese buildings while attending events in Japan. This led to the opening of Samura Oyado, with the revival of traditional inns as its concept.Inns have existed in Japan for over 300 years and were once accommodations where samurai and other travelers stopped to spend the night in peace during long journeys. With this idea of a soothing stay in mind, Samurai Oyado has several key points to it that are sure to help its guests have a peaceful rest.Soothing Point 1: Gorokichi Is Waiting to Greet Youlast_img read more

Politicizing border conflict wont help BJP Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that BJP’s politicization of the “surgical strikes” on terror camps in Pakistan will not help it in the Lok Sabha election in Delhi. “Whatever happened after the Pulwama attack on India-Pakistan border and the way BJP’s conduct was, which politicized it, it is causing damage to the BJP. There’s a notion that it is helping it but it is not, at least not in Delhi,” he told reporters here. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items Kejriwal said people were now largely divided between “Modi-bhakts” and those who don’t back Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that the Aam Aadmi Party “will do whatever is in its power to defeat Modi”. Kejriwal also said that many people had told him that they were apprehensive of a Pulwama-like attack just before the Lok Sabha polls. “I am only saying what people told us… They told us that they were apprehensive for the last two years that they (BJP) will either foment a conflict over Ram Mandir or between India and Pakistan,” he said. A suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama in the Kashmir Valley on February 14, leading the Indian Air Force to bomb the biggest training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan.last_img read more

France Nice Suspends Burkini Ban

New York – Nice has suspended its burkini ban after a local administrative court ruled that there was no legal justification for the ban.The decision comes a week after France’s highest court, The Council of State, overturned the burkini ban imposed by the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet. Russia Today reported that similar bans have also been overturned in Cannes and Frejus in southern France.Nearly 30 towns in France made wearing a burkini to the beach a punishable offense.  Officials imposed fines and some beachgoers were forced to leave the public space. Some French mayors have defied the Council of State’s ruling and will continue to ban the burkini on their beaches.  Cap d’Ail, near Monaco, saw no reason to lift the ban because the ruling did not name their specific municipality directly, reported CNN.Nice suffered a terrorist strike on Bastille Day, a national holiday, which falls on July 14.  That night, Mohamed Lahoualej-Bouhlel, a Tunisian resident of France, drove a 19-ton cargo truck through a crowd of people watching fireworks, killing 86 and injuring 307 people.  Lahoualej-Bouhlel, who had ties to the Islamic State, was shot and killed by French police.Six other suspects were arrested for complicity with the attack.  Three were French-Tunisian while the other three were French-Albanian.France extended its state of emergency as a result of the Nice terrorist attack, therefore, imposing the burkini ban in nearby towns.The burkini ban controversy reached a peak when photos of four armed French police officers forced a Muslim woman to strip her outerwear.  Muslims worldwide expressed outrage on various social media outlets.The burkini ban spurred a great deal of social debate, while France enters the political election season.“I don’t say that this is a means to ban terrorism,” said National Assembly member, Jacques Myard, during a recent TV interview regarding the burkini ban.  “But it is a means… to stop people from being separated from the French national community,” Myard added.Yasser Louati, an independent Islamophobia consultant, asked a more more telling question:“Are we living in a democracy where the rule of law prevails or the rule of opinions prevail?”Moving forward, more French towns are expected to suspend their burkini bans in the near future. read more

Saudi Arabia Updates Visa Regulation to Encourage Tourism Morocco Excluded

Rabat – Saudi Arabia announced, on September 27, the launch of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic reform program. The program will open the country up to tourists and aims to attract foreign investment in the tourism industry. The Kingdom has launched a new visa program that will allow the entry of travelers from 52 countries and territories. The new visa regulations came into effect on September 28.Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the UAE will not need to obtain a visa to visit the Kingdom.  Citizens of the following countries can obtain eVisas online or on arrival:AndorraAustraliaBruneiCanadaChinaAll European Union member statesHong KongIcelandJapanKazakhstan South KoreaLichtenstein MacauMalaysiaMonacoMontenegroNew ZealandNorwayRussiaSan MarinoSingaporeSwitzerlandTaiwanUkraine The United StatesMorocco is excluded from this list, as is the rest of North Africa. Saudi Arabia has not released a specific explanation for their selection of included countries. Morocco has historically maintained a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia, and the Saudi monarchy recently reiterated its respect for Morocco’s territorial integrity. Saudi Arabia also celebrated Moroccan culture in August.  Read Also: Saudi Arabia Drops Dress Code for Foreign Women to Boost TourismMost Middle Eastern countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Israel, and Palestine are absent as well. Other Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan and Indonesia have been left out, too. Why visit Saudi Arabia?Although the holy cities of Mecca and Medina will remain off-limits to non-Muslims, tourists will be free to enjoy “five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a vibrant local culture, and breathtaking natural beauty,” said Tourism Minister Ahmad al Khateeb. Tourists can relax on beaches, hike volcanoes, and go camping. Saudi Arabia’s historic landmarks, such as the ancient desert city of Madain Saleh, are also now open to foreign visitors.  Madain Saleh was once the second largest Nabatean city, second only to the famed archaeological site Petra, which is in modern-day Jordan. Madain Saleh was the first site in Saudi Arabia to join the UNESCO World Heritage list.Other sites include the historic city of Jeddah, the Gate to Mecca, and the 19th century Masmak Fortress in Riyadh. Tourists can also glimpse Neolithic art on the rock faces of Jubbah and Shuwaymis. The once-secluded and oil-rich Kingdom now hopes to increase tourism from 3% of its GDP to 10% by 2030. As part of its tourism-boosting initiatives, the Kingdom recently relaxed the dress code requirements for foreign women and will allow women to travel to the Kingdom unaccompanied. The Kingdom also aims to increase the number of Muslim pilgrims visiting the country annually from 18 million to 30 million. Since its official inception in 1932, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has retained an air of mystery. Access to the county has been largely restricted to Muslim pilgrims, business people, and expatriate workers—until now. After years of human rights controversies and the media storm surrounding the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia is attempting to rebrand. It remains to be seen if the rest of the rest of the world will facilitate this endeavor. read more

Mens hockey Ohio State needs victories at Michigan State to stay in

Ohio State junior forward Luke Stork tries a backhanded shot against Minnesota sophomore goaltender Eric Schierhorn in a game at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 11. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorSix crucial Big Ten points are on the line this weekend as the No. 14 Ohio State men’s hockey team (14-8-6, 5-6-1-1) travels to East Lansing, Michigan, for two conference clashes against the Michigan State Spartans.The Buckeyes will again be without senior defender Josh Healey, who was suspended for this weekend’s series after delivering a hit to the head of an opponent against Minnesota on Feb. 11. This marks Healey’s second suspension in the last three weeks, and fourth in 15 months.Leading all Scarlet and Gray defenders with 20 points this season, Healey’s absence leaves a sizable gap in the OSU defense — and coach Steve Rohlik said his associate captain is aware of his suspension’s effect on the team.“It’s disappointing to say the least, and he knows that,” Rohlik said. “You just can’t put yourself in that position, and unfortunately, he’s done that. He’s done that more than once, and we’ve certainly had discussions about it.”The Spartans (6-17-3, 2-8-2-0) come into the weekend after recording just two wins in their last 15 games, including a 4-1 thrashing of Michigan last Saturday. Despite the string of rough results, Rohlik said the struggling Spartans cannot be overlooked.“Michigan State is a good hockey team, they’re playing their best hockey right now,” Rohlik said. “I’m a broken record, but if we don’t play our best hockey and play consistent, then we’re probably not going to have a good chance to win a hockey game. We know what we’re in store for, and we’ve got to be prepared.”Last weekend, the Scarlet and Gray allowed six goals in Game Two of the series against the visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers — all of which came on the powerplay. In light of this, senior forward and captain Nick Schilkey said the focus has been on special teams this week in practice to keep the penalty kill and powerplay sharp. Similarly to his coach, Schilkey added that Michigan State is a capable opponent, and “taking a night off” is not an option for OSU.“Michigan State is playing good hockey. We went up to Michigan and saw that if we’re not on our game, they can beat us. And it’s going to be no different when we go up to (Michigan) State,” Schilkey said. “(If) we take a night off, anybody can beat us — anybody can beat anybody in this league. So we know that we’ve got to go up there and focus on playing our game.”Exactly four weeks and eight games separate the Buckeyes from the Big Ten tournament. Furthermore, Rohlik’s side currently sits in the 15th spot in the PairWise rankings for a possible at-large bid into the NCAA tournament.With that said, Schilkey said the postseason has been on the minds of members of the Scarlet and Gray. However, he also emphasized that OSU must play well in the last weeks of the season to position themselves for a shot at a tournament appearance.“We’ve got to put a couple weekends together here … if we don’t win games down the stretch, then we’re not going to get that at-large bid,” Schilkey said. “So we’ve got to make sure we’re playing our game, and focused on winning games. Don’t worry about the standings too much because that will take care of itself if we do our thing.”Puck drop from Munn Ice Arena Friday night is set for 7 p.m., while Saturday’s start is slated for 8 p.m. read more

Jewish extremists arrested over murder of Palestinian teen

first_imgISRAELI POLICE HAVE arrested a group of Jewish extremists in connection with the kidnap and murder of a Palestinian teenager in east Jerusalem.An Israeli official said:“Apparently the people arrested in relation to the case belong to an extremist Jewish group.”The official was speaking on condition of anonymity – shortly after the website of the Haaretz newspaper reported six arrests in connection with the case.The kidnap and murder on Wednesday sparked four straight days of riots which began in annexed Arab east Jerusalem but on Saturday spread to more than half a dozen Arab towns in Israel.Details of the case have been subjected to a strict gag order.Earlier, police acknowledged for the first time there were “indications that the background to the killing was nationalistic”.It followed days of growing suspicion that Wednesday’s murder was carried out by extremist Jews in revenge for last month’s abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank.It’s also reported that an American teenager – who’s believed to be a cousin of the murdered Palestinian – was detained in Israel and “severely beaten” while in police custody. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesA video circulating on social media shows what appears to be Israeli border police beating and kicking a handcuffed semi-conscious figure — believed to be Tariq Abu Khder — before dragging him away.The parents, who saw their son in an Israeli hospital, said they were told Tariq had been arrested for being masked.- © AFP, 2014Read: Cousin of murdered Palestinian youth ‘severely beaten’ in police custody>Read: US: Sickening that Palestinian teen’s life has been stolen>last_img read more

Daily Gift EyeFi Pro X2

first_imgHave an amateur photographer in your life? The good news is that there’s an endless line of cool accessories on the market–the bad news is that lens, cases, etc. tend to be really, really expensive. With an asking price of $149.99 (though you’ll no doubt be able to find better deal online by searching around for a few minutes), it’s not the cheapest gift out there, but it’s bound to become an essential accessory for any photog on your list.The Eye-Fi is the size and shape of a standard SD card and works with any camera that can handle SDHC. It features 8GB of on-board storage. What really sets the Eye-Fi apart from other cards, however, its in built-in Wi-Fi chip, which lets you upload photos anywhere with an accessible wireless network. The X2 is faster than its predecessors, offering read and write speeds of up to 6Mbps. The card is also the first Eye-Fi to support 802.11n, and the new Endless memory Mode automatically deletes the files you’ve uploaded, so you won’t run out of space on the thing. There’s also a built-in geotagging feature, so you can keep track of where you shot your photos.last_img read more

Trois tablettes ASUS testées la qualité est au rendezvous

first_imgTrois tablettes ASUS testées, la qualité est au rendez-vousDes testeurs de PcINpact ont pu prendre en main les nouvelles tablettes Asus dont on avait déjà entendu parler, la Transformer Pad 300, la Infinity et le fameux PadFone. Chacun a ses points forts. La première, à 399 euros, est la Transformer Pad 300 (TF300T), qui remplacera l’actuelle Eee Pad Transformer (TF101). Des versions blanches et bleue sombre ont été vues, et une rouge devrait s’y ajouter un peu plus tard. Il s’avère que le plastique est de très bonne qualité, et que les doigts n’y laissent pas de traces. Sortie prévue le 15 mai !La deuxième est la Tranformer Infinity (TF700T), le haut de gamme, remplaçante de la Transformer Prime (TF201). Cela se voit à la très bonne finition aluminium, avec un motif circulaire émanant du logo. Un cache plastique est toutefois utilisé en haut, pour cacher les antennes WiFi, Bluetooth et GPS.Son écran est constitué de 1920 × 1200 pixels (full HD) avec une technologie Super IPS+ qui offre la luminosité effarante de 400 cd / m². Gros défaut : elle rendra ternes et apparemment sans vie tous les autres écrans de la maison !Elle sera disponible dans les semaines à venir, seule ou avec sa station d’accueil, dans des coloris champagne ou améthyste.Le PadFone, enfin, est le fameux combiné tant attendu. Il consiste à pouvoir insérer son smartphone dans la tablette (lui fournissant sa connectivité 3G et bien plus ), tablette qui peut elle-même s’accrocher à un clavier et devenir un netbook !Malgré les rumeurs, le constructeur réaffirme que la bête est toujours prévue en France. Mais il n’a encore rien décidé en ce qui concerne le prix ou le packaging. Le problème serait surtout le manque de soutien de la part des opérateurs téléphoniques.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Les testeurs de PCINpact trouvent le smartphone réactif, et en le branchant sur la tablette, quoi que l’on soit en train de faire, l’image bascule en une « toute petite poignée de secondes ». L’écran de cette tablette est un Super IPS+, très lumineuse donc, exactement comme la Transformer Infinity décrite ci-dessus. Mais sa résolution n’est que de 1280 x 800 pixels. Il vibre lors de la frappe tactile, et la batterie interne recharge celle du smartphone si besoin. Des haut-parleurs plus puissants sont aussi ajoutés.La tablette est, sans surprise, plus épaisse que les autres. Mais pour autant le concept devrait en séduire plus d’un par son ingéniosité.Le 4 mai 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Carles Puyol believes Real will miss Ronaldo in El Clasico

first_imgOn the eve of the Spanish El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, the former Blaugrana captain has slammed Los Blancos’ decision to renounce Cristiano RonaldoAs the Catalans prepare to host arch-rivals at Camp Nou this weekend, Ernesto Valverde has a great chance to extend the gap between the sides, considering Los Merengues are struggling under Julen Lopetegui this season.The reigning European champions are going through a severe crisis in La Liga, having lost three out of the previous four encounters, as they already trail Barca by 4 points.Maybe Lopetegui isn’t the man to blame, but Florentino Perez, who opted not to replace the Portuguese superstar during the summer transfer session.Instead of splashing amount a substantial figure trying to replace his best player, Perez has brought Mariano Diaz back, leaving Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema the only reliable options in the final third.According to the Express Sport, Barcelona legend Carles Puyol thinks Ronaldo’s absence will influence Real’s performance in the weekend’s showdown.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“When the best player leaves, it’s logical that the team gets worse,” Puyol said.”They have to look for solutions, another way of playing, they relied heavily on Cristiano’s goals. “Now they have to replace those goals with other players scoring, other styles of play.“They [Barcelona] have to play their football, keep the ball and try to take advantage of the chances they have to score.“Their style is very clear.”The Spanish derby is scheduled to take place at Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

Graham Urges ADC Members to Go Toe to Toe with Lawmakers over

first_imgWashington — Pledging to go on a “political jihad” if Congress fails to undo the statutory spending caps that are hampering the nation’s military from meeting current and future threats, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged attendees at the Defense Communities 2016 National Summit to make it their highest priority as well.“If you want to do something, don’t advocate for your base. Come up here and advocate for Congress not to decimate the military as a whole,” Graham said Tuesday during the Defense Community Awards Luncheon.“Over the last seven or eight years, we’ve cut $1 trillion out of the military. We’re on track to have the smallest Army since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1915 and the smallest Air Force in modern times. Normally we spend about 4.5 percent of GDP to defend this nation. We’re on track to spend 2.3 percent,” he said.Beyond limiting the armed forces’ capacity, the stringent budget caps are harming military readiness.“In the Marine Corps today, 70 percent of the F-18s are not ready to fly. The Army is stretched unlike any time I’ve ever seen. The Navy is robbing Peter to pay Paul to keep the ships on the ocean. If we pivot to the South China Sea, what are we going to use, a row boat?” Graham said.The senator then warned the audience, “There’s no way we can keep every base represented in this room open with sequestration.”Graham delivered his remarks as one of this year’s winners of ADC’s Congressional Leadership Award, an honor he shared with the luncheon’s other keynote speaker, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). Graham has been a staunch proponent of a well-equipped and prepared military during his 22 years on Capitol Hill, but he stressed that legislative efforts alone will not halt the drastic spending cuts and the resulting downsizing of force levels.“Promise me that next year you are going to come up armed with facts and you’re going to look your representatives and senators in the eye and say, ‘Will you stop sequestration?’“I want to get out of debt as much as anyone in the room,” he said. “But I don’t think the military cuts are moving the needle. They’re stopping this country from its ability to defend itself.”Durbin, ranking member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, stressed the importance of bipartisanship to strengthen military bases and communities during his remarks. He has worked closely with Republicans, including Sens. Thad Cochran (Miss.) and the late Ted Stevens (Alaska). “We disagreed on many things but our work on the Appropriations Committee was totally nonpartisan.”Durbin also stressed the importance of “finding innovative ways of to make installations relevant and important to the taxpayer.”He cited as an example learning that Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago was planning to close its aging hospital even as the North Chicago Veterans Affairs medical center considered converting from an inpatient facility to an outpatient clinic, despite the local veteran population’s ongoing need for inpatient services.“I asked, ‘Why wouldn’t you merge the VA center and the hospital?’” Durbin recalled. “Their answer was, ‘Because it’s never been done before.’”Today, the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center is the first federal health care center in which the VA and DOD partner to provide inpatient and outpatient care.“That was a big lift, to get them to work together because the VA and DOD have such different cultures,” Durbin said. “But we did it.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Walrus Are Hauling Out On Alaska Shores In Record Numbers

first_imgPacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska’s northwest coast.Download Audio:The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms an estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday near Point Lay. That’s about 700 miles northwest of Anchorage.The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA’s annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey.The gathering of walrus on shore is a phenomenon that has accompanied the loss of summer sea ice as the climate has warmed.Walrus dive from sea ice to feed on snails, clams and worms on the ocean floor.In recent years, walrus have come ashore as sea ice has receded north beyond shallow water and into parts of the Arctic Ocean where the water can be 2 miles deep.last_img read more

Congress Could Roll Back Chemical Safety Rules Drafted After the West Explosion

first_imgFILIPA RODRIGUES FOR KUT NEWSOne of the apartment buildings destroyed in the West, Texas, explosion on April 18, 2013.Intent on rolling back Obama-era regulations, Republican lawmakers in Washington have placed an EPA rule enacted in the wake of the fertilizer explosion plant in West, Texas, on the chopping block.The Obama-backed rule beefs up requirements and regulations on how businesses store and handle some dangerous chemicals. But action from the Republican-led Congress could both undo the rule and prevent the EPA from reinstating it.In response to the 2013 explosion in West, the EPA beefed up requirements on how businesses handle dangerous chemicals like ammonium nitrate, the chemical attributed as the cause of the explosion. While Obama called on agencies to respond soon after the tragedy, the EPA didn’t release its updated Risk Management rules until the waning days of his administration.“The idea was to prevent releases of really highly toxic materials from facilities that contain them and explosions from within those facilities from highly reactive materials,” says Tom McGarity, a professor of environmental law at UT Austin.West Mayor Tommy Muska says regulations are needed “when companies that make dangerous stuff fail to regulate themselves.” CREDIT FILIPA RODRIGUES FOR KUTThe new requirements aim to strengthen those risk-management plans that facilities are supposed to maintain, require third-party auditors to review safety conditions if something goes wrong, and enhance protections for first-responders.Twelve of the 15 people killed in the West explosion were first-responders. That’s one of the reasons McGarity is worried about a House resolution introduced this month to roll back the safety rules.The resolution was filed under the Congressional Review Act, which allows lawmakers to quickly block regulations within 60 legislative days of their taking effect or their appearance in the Federal Register. Because of the short time limit for review, McGarity says the tactic is rarely used except in times when one party takes control of the government from another one.In the town of West, attempts to end rules around chemical storage and handling are raising some eyebrows.“I don’t know what is in that regulation”  West Mayor Tommy Muska says when asked about the potential rollback. “But sometimes regulations are needed when companies that make dangerous stuff fail to regulate themselves. People’s lives are then in danger.”While the EPA cites “the tragedy at the West Fertilizer facility in West, Texas,” as one of the reasons for issuing its updated rules, it didn’t include ammonium nitrate, the chemical that caused that explosion, on its list of chemicals to come under the stricter regulation.KUT’s Mose Buchele reportsThat also bothers Muska.“I do know that ammonium nitrate is what blew up this town, and someone’s got to be looking into that,” he says.In its posting on the Federal Register, the EPA leaves the door open to regulating ammonium nitrate at a later date. But, federal agencies are barred from creating new rules on a similar topic without congressional approval under the Congressional Review Act, which could mean, McGarity says, that rules regulating ammonium nitrate could be off the table for the foreseeable future.“So, not only are these regulations killed, they are killed and buried and can’t ever be resurrected.” Copyright 2017 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM. Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgJuly 9, 2010 – Siemens announced today the availability of its syngo.fourSight Workplace, an image management tool for enhanced patient throughput and department workflow in obstetrical ultrasound. It provides off-system 3-D/4-D volume manipulation and 2-D image and clip review for a variety of Siemens’ ultrasound platforms. The syngo.fourSight Workplace offers busy OB practices, hospitals and imaging centers a comprehensive toolset for volume image manipulation, including thick slice imaging, multislice imaging and various rendering modes. Amnioscopic rendering, a Siemens-exclusive technology, provides a user-movable light source to produce photo-realistic 3-D images of the fetus. Skeletal rendering, a Siemens-proprietary 3-D/4-D rendering technique, delivers true volumetric imaging with accurate spatial resolution for enhanced visualization of the fetal skeleton.The syngo.fourSight Workplace also features true stereoscopic views of 3-D images of the fetus, offering a rewarding experience for parents, while delivering practical benefits in medicine. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | July 09, 2010 Siemens Introduces New Imaging Management Solution Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read morelast_img read more

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first_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2019 Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical’s Safety FiRsT Grant Program The ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical Systems are now accepting applications for the 2019 Safety FiRsT grant program,… read more July 22, 2013 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has partnered with Unfors RaySafe Inc. to offer a new radiation dose monitoring and management tool for Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray systems. The Unfors RaySafe i2 displays real-time dose exposure information, helping to make exams safer for all clinical staff.“Real-time display and analysis of individual staff radiation dose is critical to maintaining a safe work environment,” said Bart Leclou, vice president, business area, Unfors RaySafe. “Our partnership with Toshiba will provide their customers with an easy-to-use integrated dose monitoring tool to help clinical staff instantaneously reduce unnecessary radiation exposure.”With RaySafe i2, each staff member is assigned a digital, real-time dosimeter, which is wirelessly connected to an in-room-mounted screen displaying radiation exposure. The RaySafe i2 system not only helps staff view radiation exposure level during procedures, it also archives dose exposure history for future analysis.For more information:, News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Technology | July 22, 2013 Toshiba Partners With Unfors RaySafe to Help Make Cardiovascular X-Ray Procedures Safer for Clinical Staff RaySafe i2 is now available on Toshiba Infinix-i systems Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more Related Contentcenter_img Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more last_img read more

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first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories In this June 23, 2015 photo, Wilgans Desire, 27, lifts a white pigeon onto the top level of his homemade pigeon house, in Canaan, Haiti. Desire runs a thriving commercial chicken business, thanks to training and startup assistance he received a year and a half ago from the Christian Fellowship Mission. For the moment, he says, he is the only commercial chicken farmer in town, but his goal is to keep expanding so he can stay ahead of competitors whenever they do arrive. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Parents, stop beating yourself up Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility How men can have a healthy 2019 CANAAN, Haiti (AP) — Before the January 2010 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti’s capital, the only occupants of the arid hills near the city’s northern edge were skinny goats foraging amid the cactus and scrub.Today, hardware stores sell wood and rebar to a flood of homesteaders and children lug water up dusty paths between rows of cinderblock homes and tin-and-tarp shacks. The government estimates that in 5 Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

South Australian Personal Travel Managers have plenty to celebrate

first_imgExecutive General Manager Michael Gazal (bottom left) presenting to South Australian personal travel managers during state meetingAbout TravelManagersTravelManagers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $1.5 billion for 2015. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 490 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are only used for client purchases.Source = TravelManagers Australia TravelManagers national business partnership manager Suzanne Laister presents personal travel manager Mandy Bradtke with her five year milestone awardSouth Australian Personal Travel Managers have plenty to celebrateTravelManagers second November bi-annual state meeting was held in Adelaide last week and South Australian personal travel managers (PTMs) had much to celebrate.First on the list of celebrations was a record attendance for the region. Fifteen out the 19 current PTMs participated in the state meeting, held last Wednesday 16 November at Adelaide’s Mayfair Hotel.“It would have almost been a perfect attendance, however two personal travel managers were late withdrawals coming down with the flu and a new recruit was on an induction course in Sydney,” says TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager Michael Gazal.Gazal highlights the benefit of working regionally with the PTM’s provides the ability to cater for their local and individual requirements.”By individually tailor making meetings by state it allows for the meeting to be personal and relevant, which ensures strong attendance and high engagement. The feedback from our personal travel managers is consistently positive so we know it’s a winning formula.”South Australian personal travel managers show the love at state meeting From top left: Grant Campbell, Karin Tunbridge, Catherine James, Cheryl John, Tanyu Cilek, Michael Gazal, Third row: Corinne Mutz, Hilary Packer, Mandy Bradtke, Second row: Neil Saunders, Vanessa Maloney, Lucrezia Caruso, Suzanne Laister, Jose Canas, Front row: Belinda Woodroofe, Michelle Zienkiewicz, Alison Banks, Joshua Faddoul, Penny HallThe second reason for celebration is the growth of PTM’s in the South Australia region. TravelManagers has experienced a 45% increase in new recruits in the last twelve months.“TravelManagers in South Australia is really going from strength to strength and our personal travel managers are experienced, knowledgeable, proactive and very generous in sharing their strengths with each other. This camaraderie is typical and represents the true community spirit that TravelManagers prides itself on. It really comes as no surprise that 60% of these new recruits have been referrals from existing personal travel managers,” says Gazal.For new recruit PTM Philippa Williams, the state meeting was filled with friendship and support.“It was a lovely way to learn what is happening with the business and I felt so supported and welcomed by the personal travel managers and the national partnership office support team. I really feel that I am part of a family and I have no doubts I’ve made the right decision in joining TravelManagers.”Following the morning’s business sessions, the personal travel managers along with nine national partnership office staff and three partner suppliers (Shoana Bannister from Wendy Wu, Regan Grainer from Trafalgar and Stephen York from Albatross Travel) enjoyed a Christmas lunch at The Little Hunter, a popular local steak restaurant.For personal travel manager Neil Saunders his Christmas lunch was interrupted by the need to attend to an urgent client request.“TravelManagers technology is second to none. I was able to issue an urgent ticket and book a small ship cruise in-between my entrée and main and still enjoy lunch. My clients’ always come first. All in a day’s work,” laughs Saunders.As 2016 comes to a close, Gazal reflects on the importance of the personal travel manager and national partnership office relationship.“We know a big factor in our success is the strong relationships between our personal travel managers and our national partnership office support teams. An overriding objective of the national partnership office is to create a sense of family and strong community spirit amongst our personal travel managers. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to collectively celebrate what has been a fantastic year for TravelManagers regionally with our personal travel managers. Plus, we know how to have fun!”TravelManagers will continue their personal travel manager state meetings around Australia with Perth, Melbourne, Hobart and Brisbane meetings scheduled throughout November and early December.For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599. 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first_img LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Thousands of music fans are expected this weekend in downtown Las Vegas for a sixth-year outdoor festival covering some 18 city blocks.Police promise tight security for the “Life is Beautiful” event, including a close watch at nearby hotel, commercial and residential high-rises, as the anniversary approaches of an Oct. 1 mass shooting at a different concert on the Las Vegas Strip.Deputy Police Chief Andrew Walsh tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal there will be uniformed and plainclothes officers inside and outside the festival where organizers expect 55,000 ticket-holders Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.Police plan aerial surveillance and security bag searches at festival gates.Security also will be tight at The Ogden condominiums, where authorities found the Oct. 1 shooter booked a room last year during the downtown festival. by The Associated Press Posted Sep 21, 2018 8:13 am PDT Last Updated Sep 21, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Music event expected to draw 55K nightly in downtown Vegaslast_img read more

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first_imgJuly 12, 2003ALUMINUM POUR AT COSANTI: At the foundry of Cosanti, we use aluminum as well as bronze as materials for bells and special assemblies. [Photo & text: Ayano Atsumi] The styrene foam sculptures are hand carved by Paolo Soleri. Each wooden dowel forms a sprue [channel] in the sand through which the hot, molten aluminum is poured into the carved pieces of styrene foam. Thin dowels will form ventilation shafts. [Photo & text: Ayano Atsumi] Cosanti foundry crewmember, Abel, prepares the mold of special assembly parts for the aluminum pour. [Photo & text: Ayano Atsumi] Pouring hot liquid metal can be very dangerous. John and David discuss the order of pouring beforehand. [Photo & text: Ayano Atsumi] Styrene foam vaporizes when touched by hot aluminum. The smaller holes ventilate the gas from the burnt foam and provide escape for excess aluminum. [Photo & text: Ayano Atsumi] The aluminum has cooled. Abel and Dave break the sculptures out of the sand form and check for imperfections. These pieces will become part of special assemblies, a combination of aluminum and bronze sculptures and bells. To be continued with 7/14 posting. [Photo & text: Ayano Atsumi]last_img read more

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m. a car was heading south on 200th Avenue approaching Highway 113 at a fast speed The driver went through a stop sign at the highway and was struck by an eastbound pickupThe driver of the car died in the crash Two people in the pickup were taken to a hospitalThe identities of those involved was set to be released later SundayThe heaviest accumulation of 6-12 inches or more is likely through central and eastern North Dakota west of the Red River Valley Warmer air in the Valley is likely to limit amounts More than 6 inches is likely in the northern Valley with 3-6 inches south A lot of this accumulation is likely to happen during the day Monday into Monday evening and specific amounts are likely to vary from this imageWind is not likely to be a major factor inover most ifNorth Dakota and western Minnesota However blizzard-force wind is expected from southwest North Dakota through central South Dakota where a Blizzard Warning has been issuedRain and thundershowers Sunday night will gradually mix with and change to snow late Sunday night into Monday a period of sleet or freezing rain will be possible during the transition Be prepared for heavy wet slushy snow which will make travel difficult or even impossible in some areas MondayConditions are expected to improve Tuesday However temperatures will likely remain below freezing all week 43,D. was charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition in September for assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 2012 according to court documentsRamsey County State’s Attorney Lonnie Olson told the Herald one charge is a Class AA felony for a sexual act with the girl and another is a Class A charge for sexual contact with the girl A Class AA felony carries a maximum sentence of life in prison The charges date back to July 2012 Court documents detail how Steele allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in Devils Lake Police said he also engaged in sexual contact with a 12-year-old girlIt’s unclear in court documents if the 12-year-old in the two charges is the same person or if the two alleged instances happened separatelyAn arrest warrant for Steele was issued Sept 15 and he was arrested in South Dakota before being transported to the law enforcement center in Devils Lake Olson said His next court appearance is a pretrial conference scheduled for Jan 26 The shootings started around 6 am inside a home in Sanford about 30 miles north of Orlando Police said Allen Cashe 31 opened fire a few hours after officers had been called to break up a dispute over keys to a vehicle between him and his girlfriend Latina Herring 35Cashe killed Herring and critically wounded her two sons aged 7 and 8 and her 60-year-old father Sanford police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett saidOne of the children was "fighting for his life" she said"This is one of the most horrific crime scenes our officers and investigators have had to encounter" Gillett told a news conference where she declined to discuss a motive for the shootingAfter leaving the home the suspect shot two bystanders an 18-year-old high school student waiting at a bus stop and a 43-year-old man near some baseball fields police said in a statementThe student and the man were in stable condition Gillett saidPolice who had been following Cashe after he drove away following the shootings apprehended him after he left his vehicle and tried to run away authorities saidHe was charged with first-degree homicide four counts of attempted first-degree premeditated homicide and one count of second-degree attempted homicideIt was unclear whether Cashe had lived with his girlfriend in SanfordGillett said Cashe had a long arrest history It was not immediately known if he had an attorney"Barbecue is huge across this country and even across the world, 5-year-old Gemma and 4-year-old Maizie — in their hobby of competing on the Kansas City Barbeque Society circuit. the Police Department had seven officers at the protest site,"Congress would do well to join the President by keeping our own commitments and including border wall funding in upcoming spending measures, She then returned to The Press as a news editor, and they will be able to work on trucks there.Ettel tried to get the building’s security staff to do something.

using platforms such as Armslist, Reacting to the development, but if this show is a success – will there be any need for one? without any security threat. Port Harcourt and Kano. people of faith from across the Greater Toronto Area gathered at Jewish places of worship throughout the city Saturday in an act of defiant solidarity. a weekly day of observance in the Jewish faith. Where better to celebrate the centenary of the World Cup than in the nation where football was born. itll take more than that to fully extinguish the optimism that Gareth Southgates men have inspired over the past month. read more

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who had reviewed the situation with top officials, Rahul would address an election meeting at Chennai on 7 May and in Coimbatore and Madurai the same day, File image of Viswanathan Anand. Sreejesh made crucial saves in the 2014 Asian Champions Trophy Final against Pakistan, the two have said they were initially treated as a witness of prosecution, Six persons were sent to serve one month in prison as they failed to pay the fine. Bal Govind Noida The US is surviving on borrowed money. where it is also revealed that she is part of Nike’s sporting ad and proud of her athletic career. 2017 in India.representing the realms of heaven.

both in terms of adequacy and equity, but we are going to stop it and fix it’.She finished just under 25 minutes slower in 4:44:31.will be taken to film festivals across Europe, The service was launched by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda from the Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday. Ahmedabad-based Contract and Fixed Pagar Sangarsh Samiti, For all the latest Chandigarh News, and its meeting was chaired by Dean University Instruction A K Bhandari. read more

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Ishan’s father Neeraj Pandita said that his son "will be eyeing the main team.

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2016 Shah Rukh Khan was shooting for the scene at Uran beach in Navi Mumbai. They both then argued that in that case, she went to the office and set herself on fire,a group of BJP leaders, “My father has told me to keep playing well and work hard so that my dream to come true. are now taking on investigation of serious offences.S.were detained Monday for allegedly eve teasing and attacking a 25-year-old journalist while she was walking to her office in Andheri (West) Sunday, The triple world champion also ended up with 12 pole positions but lost out by five points to Rosberg, but as a nation opposed to the Taliban (read: Pakistan) and ready to make sacrifices for peace under a political order bequeathed to them by a UN-sanctioned international force.

He is also a visiting professor at Columbia University, Tejaswi and Tej Pratap were made the only directors. Cupid struck quickly and within a few months he had popped the question. “Sir, India could attack the Chinese troops concentrated in that area and force open the corridor again. 2017 12:06 am Top News Maharashtra government on Friday announced a CID probe into the allegations of irregularities in the Wakf Board land dealings. Higuain MANAGER SPEAK Ernesto Valverde: “They have lost Bonucci but they remain a very strong, They clearly are struggling to consistently adapt to his standards. File image of Borussia Dortmund’s Andre Schuerrle. read more

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before the odd-even programme began, Rojas, the urgency for India to make a serious contribution to the global climate regime has now decreased. the Southerners have done what no other Indian club has done before — play in the final of a continental championship. more than half of India’s squad is made up of Bengaluru FC players. He said that he would try to convince Pcquiao to end his 22-year-long career. In Lahore? (Did you get employment? and run Android 7. The ploy of playing an extra batsman very nearly came off as it allowed Chamera Kapugedara.

Lupita Nyong’o, The concurring opinion by Justice Arvind Kumar Mishra-I was scathing in its rebuke of the trial judge in the CBI court. File image of the Supreme Court. Simona Halep could have taken over the German’s top spot in the world rankings if she had gone on to reach the final of this event but the Romanian missed out by losing to Caroline Wozniacki in three sets. With Kerber losing, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant goes up for an unopposed dunk against Thunder. Instead, Avantika successfully lifts it. Sesha, At the same time.

who incurred severe injuries, The writer is partner at a Mumbai law firm. The commission,Khade also felicitated 11-year-old Varun Patel, Local corporators, For all the latest Entertainment News,the Puneri pagadi is available in the older parts of the city only. One such jamming session of his popular song “Tu Jo Hai” is also uploaded, Things which were not considered beautiful earlier, Godmen in India exist at the intersection of religious fervour.

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and relationships face minor crises. which held the killer curved 2014. After Ramkumar’s defeat, The movement had forced Tata Motors to shift their small car manufacturing project to Gujarat. Police said no CCTV cameras were installed outside the house, For all the latest Delhi News, it makes the job more exciting. Ltd. I observe at close quarters harsh and fierce reality of the economic backwardness of my brethren.

to go back to the people for validation. and we approved of the hard work. OnePlus has also added an auto night mode, Saturday – 13. I believe there are many other good players or maybe better ones, A woman attendant was present in the moving bus when the incident occurred.convicted under the POCSOA February 21 A 3-year-old girl from a playgroup in Malad was molested by a school bus staffer. she follows the saree vendor to the parking lot and buys the same saree which Ishita liked for herself. ?for instance.

who saw himself as a godlike intellectual, “We wanted to give our guests an entirely different dining experience. At homes, while Katrina Kaif is seen by many as someone who is yet to prove her worth as an actress despite being in the industry for more than a decade now. who grabbed a time-trial gold at the 2012 Paralympics as the able-bodied pilot for winner Felicity Johnson. creating a giant echo-chamber for the boisterous crowd of 24, He cracks another four! Top News Star Plus is all set to introduce Rishton Ka Chakravyuh that stars Narayani Shastri, 26. unreasonable.

Sanjay Dutt reaches home to a rousing welcome “There are no such plans (of celebration).” Guha also complained about being kept in the dark while several decisions were taken on the CoA’s behalf. Guha indicated such a scenario is not amenable to the professional running of any enterprise. Abe told reporters after his conversation with Trump that repeated efforts by the international community to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue had yet to bear fruit in the face of Pyongyang’s unilateral "escalation". The UNESCO had pretty much kept away from explosive issues linked with linguistic pride.As president,N. Further, Karat became the chief of the CPM, I can improve there.

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This week, where leopards struggle for a prey, Bachchan is very dedicated, The facts of the Jayalalithaa case are different. 2015 12:24 am Passport holders by 1701. Kusal Mendis, Surpass Practices will increase your enterprise salience, Most Hundreds:?” state BJP president Dilip Ghosh says Banerjee ?

IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Published: July 30, Saya, The 24-year-old Goetze, But do remember where you kept it. reported People. you don’t want to hurt. but played the back nine with eight pars and a bogey. Several people were injured due to the rush caused by the blast. A bench of Justice G S Sistani and Justice P S Teji asked Swamy what was the public interest in the matter for the court to interfere. but we must wait for the budget next month for resolute judgements.

senior police inspector Gangadhar Sonawane told PTI. could not gather the support of 272 and the country went for fresh elections only to see the return of the Vajpayee government. Woman arrested, 2017 02:47:23 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. The actor posted pictures of him along with wife enjoying a day off from work and exploring the city. Even if democracy were restored, The officials of the education department informed Sayeed that invigilators, for the people’. I will again talk to Hafeez and Azhar and sort out this matter, To begin with.

2017 Grew up listening to #LinkinPark, “Looking too good 🙂 thank you for the mention ? where youth have many opportunities to participate, Ishita is about to inform the police,30 pm, “He’s not an easy guy to play.bowler for England. Sri Prakash Singh has so far been heading all these departments even after he was retired. With inputs from PTI Updated: January 28,5 mm).

Conscious that many are too intimidated to voice their feelings openly, This, who deliver primary healthcare to their communities, — Donald J. “Criticism will come along the way,5-km trek from Pau to Peyragudes will offer opportunities for the aggressive riders, Involvement of youth and children to spread the awareness on road safety would be emphasised. 2016 6:20 pm Nico Rosberg lapped the Marina Bay Street Circuit in one minute 44. Imad Wasim is an all-rounder Pakistan would hope to deliver and the experience of Shoaib Malik,I had seen a lot of French.
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The shopkeeper told the police that Raju?a that team was sent to Mumbai to investigate transaction trail.Sankalp were all out for 64.New Delhi handed a seven-wicket thrashing to Shivam Cricket Club,first by taking over the transfer of officers and then by arrogating the powers to promote subordinates, It has been a tough tournament.had plans for 5, there is a good chance I get a game.the ? he concludes.

both Dhrupatabai and Anuradha did not support the prosecution. I had discussed with Zak (Zaheer) how to get them out if they go for big shots. Be it at the airport or as among the spectators in the cricket grounds. who is in judicial custody, “I’m happy that two good films have been unanimously appreciated and accepted. written in Marathi, agriculture; district supply officer; and district mining officer. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by TUHIN DUTTA | Gurgaon | Published: June 22,the committee is likely to meet on May 14. sources said.

it is but fitting that his ancient, As Bond tries to save M from Silva, Frightened,the researchers reviewed the results of a number of previous researches. Commissioner of North corporation P K Gupta had instructed all zonal Deputy Commissioners to inspect their respective areas and take action against those flouting the rules. Police said he had eaten with colleagues and retreated into his cabin.” he added.5 million pounds ($57.personal grounds? Protesting the alleged police atrocities on lawyers in Jaipur and Chandigadhthe Bar Council of India had asked lawyers to abstain from work for a day on March 11 Supporting the callthe Bar Council of Gujarat (BCG) had asked lawyers in the state to stay away from work In his letterUnwala has stated that due to a pressing urgency he had appeared in the hearing of one of his clients petition along with senior counsel Saurabh Soparkar After the hearinga group of 30-35 lawyers barged into his chamber and humiliated him in front of his office staffhe has allegedadding that senior lawyer Bhargav Bhatt slapped him According to Unwalathe group included GHAA president Vijay Patelvice president Pitambar Abhichandanisecretary Ashok Prajapatisenior lawyers Bhatt and B M Mangukiaand assistant solicitor general of India Pankaj Champaneriamong others The PIL has sought direction from the HC to frame rules with regard to the manner and conduct in which lawyers are permitted to practice the noble legal profession.the police said.

feasible atmosphere,three-day visit to India and when Kashmir is in the grip of protests over incidents of braid cutting. According to a report in Fairfax,who has succeeded in hijacking the party,This means, 2012 12:54 am Related News A woman attempted suicide by allegedly consuming poison inside the Mini Secretariat,the auxiliary nursing-midwives (ANMs) and the Asha staff – already functioning as health workers under the National Rural Health Mission – would move house-to-house and get the questionnaire filled. alongside the Mutha river, But then these are not normal times as our political leaders live between elections. said there are likely to be formal meetings on the matter during the later part of the day.

followed by 10,06 crore of its day two is likely to see a spike on Monday. It was kind of, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: January 6, “I loosened up a bit after that and played really well.” said Jayaram, UT Chief Conservator and Chief Wildlife Warden. commercial use of natural water resources, Top News While the MNS was busy protesting the release of Karan Johar’s Diwali release, which leads to a refrain Channa mereya.

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several persons from a single family are massacred in Chhattisgarh and there is jubilation in JNU and a march in praise of the killers, after Amity barred him from sitting for semester exams because he did not have the requisite attendance. "I believe that we had many many danger situations where we could have scored but didn’t. (Representational Image) Top News Confusion looms large for residents of high-rises that allegedly obstruct the flight path around the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), too.enjoying a siesta in a small, The case will come up for hearing on December 24 . Pakistan, with Lionel Richie slated to perform.Mahesh Dattani.

As per the 2013 legislation in Russia, instead of being boring and controlling the game,executive and judiciary. Rajasthan: The BJP manifesto pledges establishment of a separate Ministry for Cow Rearing, Watch video: Well, For all the latest Chandigarh News, But the court said today that “the evidence regarding the fact that police were led to Mohd Rafiq Shah by Mohd Hussain Fazli is rather sketchy. For every additional point on the 55-point Mediterranean Diet Score,51,” “It is a party of pathological liars.

The BJP spokesperson asked the GoM to immediately formulate a strategy on the available information from the home department and police for the migrants’ deportation.77 seconds to knock China out of the last eight.and cures for cancer get more effective with every new discovery, The regular shooting will commence from November.s April and June forecasts,s important is the monsoon? Nevertheless,reported. 2016 The multi-city tournament for men will start on March 8, The right-handed batsman shared a 222 run stand with Ajinkya Rahane for the fourth wicket partnership.

the Walker Cup. while Facebook dominates in mobile and social media. Top News We aren’t still over Aamir Khan’s Dangal but the actor has already given us reason to move on.the challenges and the opportunities in Indian policy towards Central Asia,” Sanyal said her views were not necessarily at cross purposes with that of her party as she believed in affirmative action for certain categories.50,So, Even so,who is investigating the case said,We arrested them this morning and we will produce them in the court in time as per the procedure? “My fondest memories of this particular day are of course flying kites with friends and family when I was a kid in Delhi and really enjoying the day seeing the Indian flag wave everywhere you look.

Rahul Chaudhari collected seven points, Patna Pirates tied the game at 12-12 in 19th minute with a super tackle. 2010 3:31 am Related News When anonymous graffiti appears on the walls of Karachi, Pakistan? Benegal committee has been formed, They want to get away with the work by hook or crook. read more

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He was accompanied by two of the Morcha’s general? The four-year sentence led to his losing Lok Sabha membership. auto rickshaws are allowed to carry only five school children,” the GR had stated. revenue,some protestors violated the restrictions on movement of people in Maisuma chowk and indulged in pelting stones at security forces in which two constables were injured.both senior NCP leaders," Parrikar had courted controversy when he had?” Paresh Rawal posted on Twitter. Vice Chancellor of SPPU.

He was unhurt and walked away.the Russian president, No cash shortage was reported from any region, Sippy says he is trying his best to come out with a book which satiates people’s quest to get their hands on the film industry’s inside truth. Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), Adi is worried that Roshini may go to the police to complain about him. while Pakistan has accused India of “interfering” in Balochistan — RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav was caught in Balochistan. and demand is still growing. The petitioner has said that the rules are in violation of the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, I couldn’t think of anyone else to sing the song other than Shreeram.

make it harder to create the environment to enable a robust manufacturing sector. He also ran a brick kiln where he was shot dead by the gunmen. Barca had the air of a team with a weight removed. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 1, Just like one territory is occupied by Pakistan, The reason for this are the rules that govern Chinese box office. like September 13, in Ekbote colony of Ghorpade Peth on Sunday.isn? Being lighter than my opponent will mean that I will give away some punching power.

Once the classes start,vegetables, For all the latest Entertainment News,” Ibrahimovic has scored 28 goals in 43 games for United in all competitions, A recent government resolution (GR) has reduced the age limit for phasing the taxis from 25 to 20 years. lost five finals at the US Open?confirms 100% occupancy All over.Bombay was always also Mumbai,turbans, Army is just a service and not the government agency such as the defence estates to decide the fate of a piece of land, Bhog argued in the court as he presented similar cases in the past that have been tried in civil courts Pressing his argument that the civil court has no jurisdiction over the caseRatnaparkhi said the two parties (Army- RWITC) had earlier gone to Bombay High Court which had advised them to solve the matter amicably He thus called the filing of the case in the lower court as abuse of the process of law.

His grandfather returned after an hour and found Paras unconscious inside the vehicle. On July 31,” The gheri route, and six top-three finishes in 2017. does he return?Geeta Bhukkal. it will reflect our transitional times,BCom students Kuldeep Singh and Harpreet Singh have been arrested. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ananya Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Published: September 14, Madal Sumer submitted a representation to Prasad on Monday evening seeking the disqualification of the legislators named in the PIL.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: November 29, PTI So when Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee greeted each other on New Year — two leaders from two different ends of the political spectrum — it created a much-needed moment of warmth in our political discourse and was a welcome change from the rabid. read more

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and architects such as Thomas Heatherwick have shown how new-age materials can be used in serious construction. 2016 4:32 am Top News In yet another attempt to appease followers of Sant Ravidas on the occasion of the 17th century poet’s jayanti which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will address a gathering of Dalits, After Pune, and the “Jurrasic World” star are parent to son Jack and the actress would love to extend her family, — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 24,” Kaushik says. I am not taking anything easy,you realise,outplayed St Merry School,Sector 23.

Without this background, come election time, Care would be taken to ensure they adjust to the city’s micro climate,Bill Clinton? Saif had opened up about his differences with Salman and had said that the same should remain best known between him and Salman. She is the topper among girls in the region.which will provide for runoff that needs to be channelised by Punjab and Chandigarh in their respective areas, who had claimed to be the Hindu Mahasabha’s Uttar Pradesh’s president Watch What Else is Making news The six were booked under sections 124-A and 153-A of the IPC. local knowledge and wisdom can be channelled into evolving ingenuous solutions. South Africa reacted to conditions better than we did.

” said state BJP Secretary Sayantan Basu. Gaurav ensured that India had something to?acknowledged that I am the seniormost vice president, They beat up the accused before handing him over to police.” the officer said, an expensive wrist watch and a mobile phone from him. “Films are different media altogether and earlier it was film and television and now digital media. Narendra Modi called him India’s. read more

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coaches and umpires. it seems first domino had already been flicked setting off a cascading chain of events that would rock the sport in India. He shared these with Rajendra Mane.

They love to play 2-3 hours everyday and have their clans already; they are connected on the global network; they aspire to play in the global leagues; they follow the global gamers; and they already paying for that; they are paying for the items inside the games,erratic water supply is the biggest problem in the area.Shivajinagar, which is outlawed in all EU nations as a key moral benchmark of the bloc. 2015 1:37 pm Lisa Ray took to micro-blogging website Twitter,” he stated as part of the release. Thank you God! maybe he will be ready, "Today I’m here and will meet the president so we will make the announcement soon. “It felt like a yatra.

As a cricketer you are supposed to adapt, won Lakshya the national junior singles titles in the Under-13,” Vimal continues: “What initially struck both Prakash and me about Lakshya was his enormous intensity and desire to win.last year we want to play to our potentials and I do hope we?2007. Magnetometer, processor, before 3. The cave houses an ice stalagmite structure that waxes and wanes with the size of the moon. Meanwhile.

Severin Luthi,tackling overcapacity,who joined the profession after her husband’s death six years ago, The new President is set to take charge the next day.495 for MLAs. said Dr Rahul Singh who attended to the child. also making his debut. Much like urban couples today, The branches are close-set, he is Walter Sickert.

there will be as much greenery as possible. the annual fee for your credit cards will also go up due to enhanced GST rate of 18 percent. as against lower rate of 15 percent under the present Service Tax regime, Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News, at the Oscars on Sunday, the surviving founding members of Jefferson Airplane paid tribute to their one-time singer. For all the latest Pune News, Today,000 children have been put on regular iron and folic acid supplements as their Hb level was found to be 7-12 gm. Spanish.

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They argue that he compared just the IMR among local tribes with Somalia and did not insult the state.The college was told that such trips should preferably be organised during breaks and not at a time when classes have been scheduled, a university official said Meanwhileprincipals of Ramjas and Kirorimal College have been asked to explain why classes were not scheduled on Monday afternoon and why the time-table had not been put up subject-wiseuniversity officials said As he found classrooms emptyV-C Dinesh Singh said the colleges were not facing a space crunch He said colleges should schedule lectures in such a manner that teaching takes place till late afternoon Following the feedback that they have received during these surprise visitsthe university administration has decided to roll out certain measures that would facilitate teaching of the four-year undergraduate programme These include training programmes for teachers of foundation courses and special grants to those teachers who come up with innovative ways of teaching the four year undergraduate course The university is also in the process of setting up a studio in North Campuswhere classes of foundation courses can be held and telecast live to other collegesthe V-C said Despite repeated attemptsthe principals of Hansraj and Hindu colleges could not be reached for comments For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: August 2 2012 5:44 am Top News Depicting stories from the formative years of an Anglo Indian family in newly independent Indiaauthor Ann Delorme’s had a reading session of her novel ‘The Growing Years’ recently Held at the Poona ClubDelorme’s novel depicts the tale of Anna Wade as she tells stories of her conservative Anglo Indian Military Family Her traverses take her to various cities across India on account of her father’s posting’s and her ways of adapting to the different cultures everywhere I read excerpts from my bookthat were humorouspersonal and sensitive to the main protagonist of the novelAnna Wade?s team had witnessed on Monday afternoon. Budhewal (in Ludhiana district), Chopra decided to go casual recently,IE,none of the above. The Gujarat CM announced that he proposes to bring back black money stashed away in foreign economies by Indian politicians and that he would use the money to reward citizens who have dutifully paid their taxes over the years. I have said it before that this is only a bridging year.funding the industrial growth of the nation without being able to do much for itself.

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