Hydropower legislation approved in House

first_imgRead more hydroelectric news RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 7.10.2012 Facebook No posts to display RenewablesHydroelectricNew Projects By chloecox – Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project “Hydropower is an important component of our all-of-the-above energy strategy – it creates jobs and helps power our homes and businesses,” said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). Linkedin Hydropower legislation approved in House Twitter Twitter The House Committee on Energy and Commerce said in a statement the bipartisan legislation will reduce regulatory red tape and streamline the permitting process for new projects. Hydropower currently accounts for nearly 8 percent of America’s electricity generation portfolio. The committee said estimates project new hydropower development could produce up to 60,000 MW of new hydropower capacity and create over 700,000 jobs by 2025. TAGSBCHydro Previous articlePatriot Coal files for bankruptcyNext articleAustralian company signs U.S. solar PV contract chloecox Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas CPV says it has developed 400+ MW of renewable capacity on former coal mines Linkedin The U.S. House of Representatives on July 9 approved H.R. 5892, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, with unanimous support. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the legislation to help facilitate the development of new hydropower projects across the country.last_img read more

Parents United Hoboken BOE slate hosts meet and greet at Biggie’s

first_img Community CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network By John Heinis – October 5, 2016 5:51 pm 1 Comments are closed. NoMoreCiminals October 7, 2016 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm Facebook Twitter Parents United Hoboken BOE slate hosts meet and greet at Biggie’s Bayonne Bayonne ElectionsHobokencenter_img Previous articleCongressmen Payne, Sires, Mayor Davis help host veterans clinic in BayonneNext articleCivic JC, Matsikoudis say Fulop-linked super PAC should give back $1.4M John Heinis FBW says Prime Cycle’s new location violates state guidelines for Hoboken waterfront The Parents United Hoboken Board of Education slate, which has the backing of politicos such as Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5) and 3rd Ward Councilman Michael Russo, hosted a meet and greet at Biggie’s Clam Bar last night. [fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4KbyUqilUc&feature=youtu.be[/fve]“We are gonna run a positive campaign because at the end of the day, we’re all in it for our district of children and our city children as well,” said Hoboken BOE Trustee Peter Biancamano.“And we’re all it because we just hired a superintendent a year ago, Dr. Christine Johnson, who has come into this district and has done a wonderful, wonderful job,” adding that he was very impressed upon meeting the Parents United team of Jessica Nelson, Francis “Chipper” Benway and Jennifer Rossini.Nelson, who sells real estate, had her twin daughters – who joined her during her speech – were her main reason for decided to run.“My twin daughters, they currently attend Hoboken Charter School. The other reason I would tell you I am very interested in being a part of this is as a realtor in Hoboken,” she explained.“Too often I see people saying ‘could you sell my home? I want to move to Chatham. I want to move to Summit. I want to move to Westfield. I’m not happy with the schools in Hoboken.Benway, a history teacher and former baseball and football coach, said that education has been a high priority in his life for two decades.“Education has been very important to me since my mid-20s: I’ve been involved in education for the past 20 years. As a coach, I’ve mentored many, many young ball players,” he recalled.“As a teacher, I’ve had the opportunity to have students, former students come back and thank me for all the positive things I’ve helped them to do with their lives. Now is my turn to make sure that Hoboken education is where it should be.”Rossini, a former trustee for Hudson County CASA, a group that helps neglected and abused children, says her 5-year-old son’s struggles with the special needs curriculum motivated her to seek a seat on the board.” … The reason I initially wanted to get involved is because there really is no program for my son. He is kind of in between the programs that I wanted to get more involved in the process because I want something for him and I don’t want to have to move.”She is also a business executive, which she believes would bring a fresh perspective to the board when it comes time to make difficult financial decisions.Others in attendances included former North Hudson Sewerage Authority Chairman Frank Raia, ex-Hoboken 2nd Ward Councilwoman Beth Mason, Hoboken NAACP member Cory Anderson, West New York Housing Authority Executive Director Bob DiVincent, Hoboken BOE Trustee John Madigan, Elysian Charter School President Eduardo Gonzalez, Hoboken Democratic Committee Secretary Joe Branco, among many others.Many pundits are viewing the November 8 race as a sneak preview of 2017, where Romano is expected to challenge Mayor Dawn Zimmer.Zimmer is backing the Forward Together team, who is hosting a meet and greet tomorrow, and the team also has the support of several members of the city council.While the Zimmer-backed BOE ticket defeated Romano’s BOE team at the polls in 2015, huge vote-by-mail numbers gave Britney Montgomery and Madigan unexpected come from behind victories. 1 COMMENT DeGise: Hudson County ‘determined’ to get out of ICE contract following Essex decision Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The candidates may be nice enough but the crowd around them immediately disqualifies them from consideration.Romano, Russo, Biancamano,Mason, Raia, Branco do NOT have Hoboken students or taxpayers best interests at heart. They have not for the last decade. Why would now be any differentDo NOT vote for these people TAGSfrancis benwayHoboken Board of Educationjennifer rossinijessica nelsonparents united SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Rolex Season is Just Around the Corner

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Riders all around the globe are already counting down to the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping final which will take place in Leipzig, Germany next April.  And for competitors in the Rolex-sponsored Western European League, the qualifying season kicks off in four weeks time at Oslo in Norway.Many of the other leagues are already well underway.  There are 14 in total, and the 12-leg Australia-Pacific series, which began in April, runs through to its final in Sydney in December.  The first of 13 qualifiers in the Arab League took place in Tripoli, Libya earlier this month and this series concludes in Sharjah, UAE in January.  There were just three legs in the Central Asian League which is already completed, while the Caucasian League is also a tidy affair with just four rounds – two in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the remaining two in Tbilisi, Georgia.  The Central European League is divided into two sub-leagues embracing 17 events and concluding with a final in Warsaw, Poland next March.  There are also finals in the nine-leg Japanese series, and in the New Zealand-Pacific region which stages eight qualifiers and comes to a close at Tauranga (NZL) next February.Qualifying OpportunitiesSouth African riders have just two legs of their six-round series left to go, and there are the same number of qualifying opportunities for competitors in the South American League which winds up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in eight weeks time. South East Asia hosts six legs that run through to next February, but riders in North America have 23 qualifying competitions available to them.  The action in the 16-leg East-Coast series began at Blainville in Canada in July, while Langley in Canada hosted the West Coast opener in June.  Riders from the USA have clinched the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping title on seven occasions over the last 32 years, but it is Germany that holds the record for the biggest number of wins.  When Marcus Ehning won the 2009/2010 title in Geneva, Switzerland last April the German tally rose to eight, and if he can do it again this season then he will become the first-ever rider to take the title four times.He will get his first chance to start the ball rolling when the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European League begins in Oslo on 17 October. Big Test of StaminaThis opening leg takes place just seven days after a new Jumping World Champion has been crowned at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky, and while it will be a big test of stamina for those returning from the American fixture, it will be the perfect opportunity to pick up those early points which so often smooth the way to the final later in the season.  Good results during the initial rounds help to relieve the pressure and ensures horses and riders are fresher coming into the deciding event which, this year, returns to Leipzig.  And if previous experience is anything to go by, then German riders should be feeling confident on home soil.  When Leipzig last hosted the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in 2002, Germany took the top two places – Otto Becker, who is now German Chef d’Equipe, clinching victory ahead of Ludger Beerbaum while Brazil’s Rodrigo Pessoa finished third.FEI World Cup™ Jumping celebrates its 33rd season this year as the hugely-popular series, originally conceived by Swiss journalist Max Amman, continues to go from strength to strength.  From the 14 leagues, embracing six continents, riders are fighting for a place at the final where the best the best will do battle to decide who is the greatest of them all.  The Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping title is the ultimate accolade in the sport of indoor international jumping.  It’s the one they all want to win, and the first step on the road to glory is just around the corner……  ~ by Louise ParkesFacts and Figures– 14 qualifying leagues around the globe lead to the final– This is the 33rd season of FEI World Cup™ Jumping– This season’s final will take place at Leipzig, Germany from 27 April to 1 May 2011– A total of 132 qualifying legs will be staged before the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Leipzig next April– The defending champion is Germany’s Marcus Ehning.– German riders hold the record for the most wins in the series – 8 in total– Defending champion Marcus Ehning has won the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping series three times during his career – at Las Vegas (USA) in 2003, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in 2006 and in Geneva (Switzerland) – – earlier this year.  He is one of four riders who have scored a hat-trick of wins.  He will set a new standard if he can take his fourth title this season.– Leipzig previously hosted the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in 2002– There have been 32 winners of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping title.  The leaderboard of winners, by nation, is as follows:– Germany 8, USA 7, Austria 4, Canada, Great Britain and Brazil 3, Switzerland 2, France and The Netherlands 1.last_img read more

Update from Equine Canada’s Task Force on FEI Limb Sensitivity Protocol

first_imgEquine Canada’s Limb Sensitivity Protocol Task Force provides the following as an interim update to both Equine Canada’s membership, as well as the Canadian equestrian community.The Task Force has held two meetings to discuss the current Protocol, its practical application and how it can be improved while not compromising the welfare of the horse or fair play.This included a meeting with the Fédération Equestre Internationale’s (FEI) Lisa Lazarus (General Counsel) and Graeme Cooke (Veterinary Director) to review recent amendments to the Protocol by the FEI and to discuss potential future suggested amendments currently under discussion by the Task Force. The tone of the conversations was open and cooperative, and it was clear that the FEI representatives welcomed the feedback and ideas that were presented.The Task Force is very encouraged to learn that one of the addendums to the Protocol effective 2013 (now known as “Limb Sensitivity”) was as a direct result of feedback from Canada – namely, that examinations will be video recorded during the initial examination rather than waiting until the secondary examination.Discussions continue with the Task Force in order to further review and finalize what they feel could further improve the Protocol and/or clarifications required in the interest of clear communication for all parties involved. The working list of focus areas includes, but is not limited to:• the timing of the “Initial Examination” prior to Competition;• the role of, and impact on, the Reserve Athlete;• the role of the identified “Person Responsible” and presence during all examinations;• the stature of the national federation team during examinations and its input into decisions taken at international team competitions;• the designated area where examinations are conducted and maximum number of attending veterinarians permitted at one time;• the involvement of the Appeal Committee;• the re-examination process of a horse in order to re-enter competition; and• a process whereby a discovered injury can be reported and treated prior to testing.The objective of the Task Force remains to present a list of recommendations to the international community, including FEI Veterinarians, for consultation and discussion prior to presentation to the FEI.BackgroundIn September 2012, Equine Canada’s Sport Council formed a Hypersensitivity Task Force at the request of the Board of Directors. The objective of the Task Force is to review the FEI Protocol for Thermography and Clinical Examination (hypersensitivity of legs) to ascertain, from the perspective of Canada’s equestrian sport community, if the protocol and its application are achieving the intended outcomes in an equitable and effective manner.The Task Force is co-chaired by Mark Samuel, Canada’s elected representative to and Chair of the FEI’s Group IV, member of Equine Canada’s Sport Council and former Chair of Jump Canada, and Kerri McGregor, Canadian Equestrian Team Leader, Equine Canada Board Director and Session Member to the Canadian Olympic Committee. Task Force members currently include Graeme Thom (chef d’équipe – Eventing), Gina Smith (chef d’équipe – Dressage), Mark Laskin (chef d’équipe – Jumping), Terrance Millar (former chef d’équipe – Jumping) and Elizabeth Robinson (chef d’équipe – Para-Equestrian) as well as ex-Officio members Michael Gallagher (President – Equine Canada ) and Michael Arbour (Interim Chief Executive Officer – Equine Canada). Advisors to the Task Force include Christine Peters (Manager – Dressage), Fleur Tipton (Manager – Eventing), Karen Hendry-Ouellette (Manager – Jumping), Amie O’Shaughnessy (Director – Para-Equestrian) with assistance provided by Kari MacGregor (Program Coordinator – Equine Medications).To read more about the FEI’s Limb Sensitivity protocol, please click here. Tags: Kari MacGregor, Terrance Millar, Mark Laskin, Gina Smith, Graeme Cooke, hypersensitivity, Amie O’Shaughnessy, Mike Gallagher, Hypersensitivity Protocol Task Force, Karen Hendry-Ouellette, FEI Limb Sensitivity Protocol, Limb Sensitivity Protocol Task Force, Lisa Lazarus, limb sensitivity, Mark Samue, Kerri McGrego, Elizabeth Robinson, Michael Arbour, Christine Peters, Fleur Tipton, SIGN UP Email* Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

Baltimore-area officer gunned down responding to suspicious vehicle report: Governor

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — A police officer in Baltimore County, Maryland, was shot and killed Monday afternoon after responding to a suspicious vehicle report, according to the state’s governor, Larry Hogan.The suspected killer is still at large and police are searching for multiple suspects in the Baltimore suburb of Perry Hall, authorities said.“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County Police Officer after she was shot in the line of duty today,” Hogan said in a Twitter post. “Our prayers go out to this brave officer’s family.”Cpl. Shawn Vincent, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department, said he could not confirm the governor’s statement that the officer was shot. He would only say that the officer was critically injured when she confronted multiple suspects just before 2 p.m. in a residential area.The officer was not immediately identified. She was rushed to Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, where she died at 2:50 p.m., officials said.Vincent said the officer would have been a four-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department in July.“She was just doing her job,” Vincent said.Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence Sheridan and several of the officer’s colleagues were at the hospital providing support to the officer’s loved ones.Vincent said the fatal confrontation happened at the end of a cul-de-sac on Linwen Way off Belair Road in a heavily residential area of Perry Hall.He said the officer was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood. He also said police discovered damage to a rear patio door of a home in the area, indicating the officer may have interrupted a burglary in progress.“There were multiple suspects. Right now we are actively searching for at least one armed suspect,” Vincent said during a news conference at Franklin Square Hospital about 4:30 p.m.He said police were combing the neighborhood where the fatal encounter occurred and that three elementary schools were on “alert status” and residents in the area are being asked to shelter in place.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Army makes change in policy for new moms

first_imgpowerofforever/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Army has made a major change in policy to allow women an easier path back after giving birth.The Army will now give active duty or reserve soldiers who have just given birth 365 days to meet body fat requirements. Postpartum soldiers previously had 180 days to meet the body fat standards of the Army Body Composition Program, which dictates the physical requirements for all active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers.“I encourage all leaders to proactively provide education and resources to these Soldiers to help them regain their individual readiness,” Michael A. Grinston, sergeant major of the Army, said in a statement Friday, when the announcement was made.Grinston also tweeted about the decision, calling it “common sense.”“This is a common sense decision to help ensure our mothers have time to recover and build back their personal readiness,” he wrote.Postpartum is defined as the time period after a woman gives birth. It is often called the “fourth trimester” of a woman’s pregnancy.In addition to the physical recovery and possible complications from giving birth, women in the fourth trimester are also dealing with changing hormones. That time is also when a woman is learning to care for and feed her newborn.The extended timeline for physical requirements is the second policy change for postpartum soldiers made this year.In January, the Army announced that women who are breastfeeding or pumping will have the option to wear an undershirt.The Army also announced at the time that women may wear nail polish, lipstick and earrings as well as their hair in more natural hairstyles thanks to what the Army called “major revisions” to its regulations.Women currently make up around 15% of the Army.“We are continuously assessing our policies to identify areas for improvement, then implementing policies that demonstrate our commitment to ensuring all Soldiers feel as though they are valued members of the Army team,” Lt. Gen. Gary Brito, Army deputy chief of staff for personnel, said in a statement in January announcing the changes. “We know that actions speak louder than words when it comes to inclusivity and equity within our ranks, and we believe that the changes we announced today are one example of policies that put our people first.” Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Full-time/Part-time Clinical Practitioner (2 posts) in Restorative Dental Sciences (Cariology)

first_imgApplications are invited for appointment as Full-time/Part-timeClinical Practitioner (2 posts) in Restorative Dental Sciences(Cariology) of the Faculty of Dentistry (Ref.: 503368), tocommence on September 1, 2021 for one year.Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery orequivalent. They should also be fluent in Cantonese and English,and preferably be a member of the Medical Protection Society.Experience in providing outreach dental services to children wouldbe desirable. Fresh graduates of high caliber will also beconsidered.The appointees will provide outreach dental services for pre-schoolchildren; evaluate the impact and develop research related todental service; deliver oral health education talks and training toparents and teachers; provide individual counselling to pre-schoolchildren and their parents; and perform other duties as assigned.Working off-campus and outside normal office hours and on weekendsmay be required. Enquiries about the duties of the posts should besent to Professor C.H. Chu at [email protected] .Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.:502202) need not re-apply.A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications andexperience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medicalbenefits, if applicable.The University only accepts online application for the above posts.Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., andindicate clearly the mode of engagement (full-time or part-time).Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continueuntil May 31, 2021 , or until the posts are filled,whichever is earlier.Advertised: Mar 2, 2021 (HK Time)Applications close: May 31, 2021 (HK Time)last_img read more

Popular causes not necessarily best

first_imgConservation policies favoring keystone animal species are insufficient to conserve the world’s biodiversity because many of these target animals don’t live in the world’s most bio diverse spots: lowland tropical forests under pressure from agriculture, logging, and other human activities.“We need a completely different approach to conservation, particularly if these [tropical forest] plants are proxy for overall biodiversity,” said former Arnold Arboretum director and Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry Emeritus Peter Ashton.Ashton made the comments as the kickoff speaker in the Harvard Museum of Natural History lecture series “Plants Matter” on Tuesday (Oct. 16) in the Geological Lecture Hall.Ashton used conservation efforts on the heavily deforested island of Borneo, where he spent years doing fieldwork, to illustrate his point.Today, organizations are looking to conserve remnant upland forests in Borneo’s mountains as habitat for a variety of animal species. The effort is a reflection of a widespread emphasis on conservation of wide-ranging birds and mammals popular with the public. The reasoning of these programs, he said, is that by conserving these animals, they’ll also conserve their habitats, helping less-charismatic plants, animals, insects, and fungi.Though those animals and their forests are certainly worth protecting, Ashton said, if the goal is to save as many of the world’s species as possible, then efforts have to target the forests containing the most biodiversity. And those forests are often not home to the charismatic animals and birds that are the target of both public interest and many of today’s conservation efforts.“It’s a worthwhile project, even from a botanist’s point of view, but it’s not sufficient,” Ashton said. “We’ve got to go for these tiny little places that yet remain along the coast … because it’s there that the great concentration of biodiversity is to be found.”These lowland patches are difficult to conserve, Ashton said, because they don’t generate income for their owners unless they’re utilized in some way. Logging and agriculture extract resources, but are destructive. Ecotourism can generate revenue without damaging the forest, but tourists are more interested in exotic animals than they are the trees and understory plants that make up most of the species diversity in these areas.“Ecotourists come and say, ‘Where are the elephants? Trees? No, no, no, you’ve seen one tree, you’ve seen them all,’” Ashton said.Developed countries ought to play a role and contribute financially to the preservation of these last species-rich spots, Ashton said. Conservation of the world’s remaining biodiversity is at least as pressing an issue as reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere responsible for global warming.Ashton said the genes of all the varied species of plants and animals constitute a library of the planet’s genetic information. He likened the tropical forests to the Library of Congress — full of books few people read on a day-to-day basis, but a potentially critical resource to someone looking for the key to an important discovery.The good news, Ashton said, is that because rainforest trees are immobile and long-lived, they can persist in relatively small patches of forest for some time. Unlike a wide-ranging animal that faces extinction if it loses part of its range, patches of rainforest can hold as many as 700 different tree species — more than in all of Canada and the United States — and, if not cut, persist for a long time even as neighboring forests disappear.Ashton has spent decades working in the forests of Southeast Asia. His research has focused on the taxonomy and biogeography of tropical tree species. A critical milestone was his work establishing a network of tropical forest plots around the world used to study the forests and their response to global climate change. Earlier this year, Ashton received the Japan Prize, one of biology’s top honors.“Species and individuals are unique. There are no copies. When you’ve lost a species, you’ve lost them forever,” Ashton said. “In my opinion, we have a special responsibility to regard biodiversity as an asset and protect it. It is as important as getting carbon out of the atmosphere and we’ve got to start … putting more money into its protection. Otherwise, it’s gone.”last_img read more

A+ is Overrated: New Study Says There is an Optimal Amount of Failure to Learn More Efficiently

first_img“These ideas that were out there in the education field—that there is this ‘zone of proximal difficulty,’ in which you ought to be maximizing your learning—we’ve put that on a mathematical footing,” said UArizona assistant professor of psychology and cognitive science Robert Wilson, lead author of the study.WATCH: Veteran Goes From Janitor to Physicist After Teaching Himself Trigonometry Using Only Youtube VideosWilson and his collaborators at Brown University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Princeton came up with the so-called “85% Rule” after conducting a series of machine-learning experiments in which they taught computers simple tasks, such as classifying different patterns into one of two categories, or classifying photographs of handwritten digits as odd versus even numbers, or low versus high numbers.The computers learned fastest in situations in which the difficulty was such that they responded with 85% accuracy.“If you have an error rate of 15% or accuracy of 85%, you are always maximizing your rate of learning in these two-choice tasks,” Wilson said.CHECK OUT: After Chicago Becomes One of the Biggest US Cities to Ditch Overdue Library Fees, Book Returns Surge by 240%When researchers looked at previous studies of animal learning, they found that the 85% Rule held true in those instances as well, Wilson said.When we think about how humans learn, the 85% Rule would mostly likely apply to perceptual learning, in which we gradually learn through experience and examples, Wilson said. Imagine, for instance, a radiologist learning to tell the difference between images of tumors and non-tumors.“You get better at figuring out there’s a tumor in an image over time, and you need experience and you need examples to get better,” Wilson said. “I can imagine giving easy examples and giving difficult examples and giving intermediate examples. If I give really easy examples, you get 100% right all the time and there’s nothing left to learn. If I give really hard examples, you’ll be 50% correct and still not learning anything new, whereas if I give you something in between, you can be at this sweet spot where you are getting the most information from each particular example.”LISTEN: She Finally Won Her Dad’s Approval by Defying Him and Pursuing ‘Soft Science’, Anyway—and Won 1st PrizeSince Wilson and his collaborators were looking only at simple tasks in which there was a clear correct and incorrect answer, Wilson won’t go so far as to say that students should aim for a B average in school. However, he does think there might be some lessons for education that are worth further exploration.“If you are taking classes that are too easy and acing them all the time, then you probably aren’t getting as much out of a class as someone who’s struggling but managing to keep up,” he said. “The hope is we can expand this work and start to talk about more complicated forms of learning.”Reprinted from the University of ArizonaHelp Your Friends Learn About This Intriguing Research By Sharing It To Social Media — File photo by Josh Davis, CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTo learn new things, we must sometimes fail. But what’s the right amount of failure? New research led by the University of Arizona proposes a mathematical answer to that question.Educators and scholars have long recognized that there is something of a “sweet spot” when it comes to learning. That is, we learn best when we are challenged to grasp something just outside the bounds of our existing knowledge. When a challenge is too simple, we don’t learn anything new; likewise, we don’t enhance our knowledge when a challenge is so difficult that we completely fail or give up.So where does the sweet spot lie? According to the new study, which was published in the journal Nature Communications, it is when failure occurs 15% of the time. Put another way, it’s when the right answer is correctly given 85% of the time.last_img read more

Vermont’s Ag secretary, F&W commissioner praise farmer/hunter partnerships

first_imgVermont Business Magazine As hunters across Vermont gear up for the 2017 turkey season, Vermont’s Ag Secretary and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner are praising the many farmers and hunters, who work together the steward Vermont’s land. “There’s a strong tradition of partnership between Vermont’s farming and hunting communities, who share a natural appreciation for the rural beauty of our state, and a strong conservation ethic,” according to Vermont’s Ag Secretary, Anson Tebbetts, who is both a farmer, and a sportsman. “We have more than 1.25 million acres of farmland here in Vermont. Many of those acres have been opened to hunters, thanks to the special relationships many hunters and farmers have formed over time.”Ag Secretary, Anson Tebbetts, and Fish & Wildlife Commissioner, Louis Porter, spend some time outdoors together before the start of turkey season. Commissioner Porter reminds hunters that, despite his blue shirt, turkey hunters should avoid wearing blue, red or white when they are out hunting. Photo by Tom Rogers“Private landowners play an important role in the hunting community, by fostering habitat and opening their land,” according to Fish & Wildlife Commissioner, Louis Porter. “As some of the largest landowners in the state, farmers are in a unique position to help Vermont’s hunting community thrive.”When hunters and farmers work together, both benefit, according to Tebbetts.“We often hear farmers say that they appreciate the hunters, who keep an eye on their land for them,” said Tebbetts. “The deal is even sweeter when the hunter shares some of their bounty.”Turkey biologists believe the ideal turkey habitat contains 10-50% open, non-forested lands. Crop land, and the surrounding areas, can be very attractive to hungry gobblers.“Some of my favorite hunting experiences have taken place on Vermont farmland, from waiting for deer on the edge of a cornfield to calling in a turkey on a back meadow,” added Porter.When asked to elaborate on the exact location of his favorite hunting spot, Commissioner Porter was a bit more evasive.“It is indeed a farm, and it is indeed a great spot for hunting turkeys,” said Porter. “Beyond that, I have no comment.”Source: Ag Agency. 4.28.2017last_img read more

Barton wins Distinguished Judicial Service Award

first_img February 15, 2012 Regular News Barton wins Distinguished Judicial Service Award Barton wins Distinguished Judicial Service Award Judge James M. Barton II 13th Judicial Circuit Court Tampa Judge James M. Barton II has contributed more than 1,000 hours to pro bono efforts since joining the bench in 1991. Judge Barton served as chair of the 13th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee from 1993-2010. He is also past chair and a current member of The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. In 2010, Judge Barton helped launch the One Campaign, to recruit new pro bono attorneys and support local pro bono projects. Judge Barton assisted in securing office space in the Hillsborough County Courthouse for Bay Area Legal Services. He also implemented the Pro Se Forms Assistance Project, which provides help to pro se litigants.Judge Barton graduated from Tulane University in 1971 and from Vanderbilt University College of Law in 1974. He began his legal career in 1974 as a law clerk at the Florida First District Court of Appeal. He served from 1981 to1985 as assistant attorney general, Department of Legal Affairs, Tallahassee; and from 1985 to 1990 as assistant state attorney, Hillsborough County. He also formerly served as a county and administrative judge.Judge Barton is past president of the J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court and past chair of the Supreme Court Pro Bono Committee. He chairs the Supreme Court Civil Jury Instruction Committee and the 13th Judicial Circuit Judicial Automated Data System Committee, Security Committee and Jury Management Committee. He is an active member of the Brandon 86 Rotary Club.Judge Barton is the recipient of numerous awards, including: Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Award 1993; James M. “Red” McEwen Memorial Award 1991 to 1992; 1995 and 2010 Robert W. Patton Outstanding Jurist Award; and the 1996 William Reece Smith Jr. Award for Public Service from Stetson College of Law.last_img read more

Five tips on how to talk to kids about dementia

first_img“Why does Grandpa keep forgetting my name?Why does Mum do silly things like put salt in my hot chocolate?”With 900,000 Australians expected to be living with dementia by 2050, these are the types of questions more and more children will be asking as they come to know someone living with dementia. But are parents, caregivers and educators prepared for these questions? Email Share on Twitter Pinterest Alzheimer’s Australia’s first national survey of dementia awareness last year would suggest that the answer is no, with people with dementia reporting low community awareness and understanding of the condition.So how do we talk to kids about dementia and what do they want to know? I recently ran focus groups and interviewed over 40 children, people with dementia and the loved ones – including children – of people with dementia. This is what they told me.1. Tell the whole truthChildren want adults to be completely open and honest about dementia. In the words of a 10-year-old boy:I wouldn’t say everything will be okay because I hate – I absolutely hate it – you’d rather someone say to you, yeah, your grandma’s never going to get better.We need to tell children that there is presently no cure for dementia and that the health of the person with dementia will get worse. This may be upsetting, but is important to ensure your child’s trust. If you are unsure about how much to say, let your child ask the questions. This will help you gauge your child’s current level of understanding.2. Remind children that their loved one is still a personRemind your child that Grandpa is still Grandpa, that Mum is still Mum. A 12-year-old girl said:It’s important to know that there is actually a person underneath […] they’re not just some random now they’ve got a disease […] they’re still special.Children with a loved one with dementia were also emphatic that knowing it’s not the fault of the person with dementia, and that they cannot help or control what they do, was the one key thing that helped them understand the change in their loved one.3. Prepare children for the unexpectedParents spoke about the unpredictability of dementia and how it was confusing for their child. Children told me that inconsistencies in the behaviour of a person with dementia made them wonder whether the person was making the behaviour up.Dementia is different for everyone. We need to emphasise this and talk about all the behaviour changes that people with dementia can experience. Children described the changes they saw in a loved one, such as in personality or mood, rather than memory loss, as being the hardest to understand. Fear often comes from the unknown; so by keeping your child informed, it may reduce any fear that your child may feel around your loved one.4. Brainstorm activities for children to do with a loved oneFear or awkwardness around people with dementia can also be because of not “knowing what to do”. Children can listen to music, look at old photos, show videos on their iPad, play games, or do craft with their loved one with dementia.This also means the time spent with their loved one is likely to be fun and happy. Parents should emphasise that showing love and kindness is key and, most importantly, that you do not need a good memory to have a good time.5.Look for positivesThe children described some beautiful positives:they’re cool in a way because they are quirky […] I liked that they were different.We need to seek and share positives with children. Emphasise the good times; for example, take photos of your child and your loved one together during happy occasions.These findings are informing the development of a government-funded education program for Australian schoolchildren about dementia.Some children and grandchildren of people living with dementia have already started the conversation about dementia. They have spoken candidly about what it is like having a loved one with dementia, in a bid to help other children better deal with the condition. You can watch their videos here.Jess Baker, Lecturer in Psychiatry, UNSW AustraliaThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.center_img Share LinkedIn Share on Facebooklast_img read more

New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase M.D. Presents COVID-19 Modeling And Reopening Gating Criteria

first_imgNMHSD News:SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. presented a COVID-19 modeling and reopening webinar update Friday, June 19.To view the webinar and charts, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isejjkunUQklast_img

Recent Rainstorms Allow Medio Fire Crews To Begin Repairs

first_imgSFNF News:Intermittent rain over the past few days continues to delay planned burnout operations to secure the western side of the Medio Fire area, now 55 percent contained. Until fuels have dried out, crews are shifting their efforts to suppression repair. The recent rain has both helped and hindered operations on the Medio Fire, sparked by lightning Aug. 17 on the Rio en Medio Trail in the Española Ranger District. Fire intensity has been reduced across the fire and has given crews an opportunity to begin suppression repair efforts. At the same time, the increased moisture has further delayed burnout operations until fuels have dried enough to carry fire to the completed handlines along the western flank. Saturday, crews hiked three hours into the fire area to complete handline around the spot fire that was discovered across the Rio Nambe Trail. Crews will continue to monitor this spot fire and assess future needs along the northern edge. Crews are working to chip and clear vegetation along Forest Road 102 and near homes in lower Pacheco Canyon. The threat to these homes continues to diminish with each passing day, although structural protection equipment remains in place as a safety precaution. Due to successful firefighting efforts, the incident management team (IMT) has started to demobilize resources to make them available to support other active incidents across the region.Community Meeting: The IMT hosted a virtual community meeting Saturday, with more than 150 participants viewing the live video. A recording of the meeting is now available at https://facebook.com/santafeNF/. No account is required to view the video. Closures and Restrictions: Santa Fe County has implemented a burn ban. Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect on the Santa Fe National Forest to reduce the risk for human-caused wildfire under the current weather conditions. A closure order remains in effect prohibiting members of the public from entering the restricted area, including all Forest Service lands, roads and trails, within an area that is roughly defined by the Rio Nambe Trail #160 on the north, the Borrego Trail #150 and Forest Road 412 on the east, Forest Road 102 on the south and back up the forest boundary line on the west to meet the Rio Nambe Trail #160. Fire managers are asking the public to exercise caution and avoid all areas that could be impacted by the Medio Fire. A Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the fire area.Smoke: Updated smoke and air quality information is available at https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/SantaFe. Smoke will gradually increase throughout the week as fuels dry out and firing operations resume. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found at https://www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/.last_img read more

EKO-Vation: New Innovative Maritime Platform

first_imgA unique IPC-project called EKO-vation has started on Flevoland soil. A group consisting of nineteen innovative companies from the Flevoland region and outside the province have dedicated themselves to the design of a new type of ship.This new type of vessel will have multiple purposes, like offshore wind and fishing. The participants have joined and established an innovative maritime platform together.The Netherlands are home to a lot of knowledge in the field of shipbuilding and shipping. According to the members of the project group, this knowledge forms the basis to EKO-vation. The North Sea is a great place for industry so there’s a need for people that are able to work at sea and want to do so. This makes a ship that can easily adapt to a wide range of proceedings a necessity.The idea of building a multifunctional fishing boat originated in the mind of fisherman Louwe de Boer from Ekofish Group on Urk. Blue Port Urk, Syntens, Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Flevoland and Maritime Advisors Koers & Vaart picked up on his plan and joined hands. “The key to our project is open innovation. Open means that other companies are able to see our results as well. So far, nineteen other entrepreneurs joined the IPC-project”, says Dirk Jan Hummel, expert of innovation for Syntens. “It’s a mixed company consisting of fisherman, technical designers, ship builders, engineering agencies, shipping companies, logistics companies and maritime suppliers. A broad spectrum of companies, each with its own specialty, brought together in a new maritime platform. We hope to achieve new insights this way.”ChallengeThe main challenge this project faces, is to create a multipurpose ship that can be used for fishing as well as other activities and can be converted into readiness for the new job within six hours. They aim to do this within two years. Hummel says this ship could be of great help to a lot of fishermen that are currently struggling to make ends meet. “Fishermen are perfectly capable of exercising multiple proceedings at sea. They are used to being at sea for long periods of time. When there’s plenty of fish, they can fish, but there are periods when fish is scarce. During those times, they could perform other duties. They’d have multiple tasks and can choose which job they want to do, depending on the profit it brings.”A first draft of the design and naval aspects of the ship has been completed. The multipurpose design has proven feasible. The new ship could be used for maritime research, fish processing and seismological research. Furthermore, they need to place a diving platform and will also focus on recreational facilities. Using LNG as fuel is technically possible, but the economic, organizational and regulatory aspects will need to be further investigated.The project has received over half a million euros in subsidy, for its contribution and merit to commercial fishery and the maritime sector. The project group plans to work out the details of the technical design this year and hopes to build a prototype next year. For building and operations, EKO-vation BV will be established. Hummel: “Offshore asks for good workers, while many fishing companies are struggling to get by. This creates big opportunities for everyone.”IPC-projectSME entrepreneurs can apply for a grant for the IPC project through a secretary. Ten to twenty SME entrepreneurs will work on innovative projects for the max duration of two years. The entrepreneurs will work on collective as well as ‘own’ innovations. They are monitored by a secretary, who protects their interests. Blue Port Urk is secretary for the EKO-vation project. Blue Port supports open innovation routes in fisheries. Agentschap NL assesses the applications on the degree of innovation and cooperation.SME, November 14, 2013last_img read more

Industry guide on tidal turbulence on the horizon

first_imgCollaborative project TiME that aims to improve the understanding of the effect of marine turbulence on tidal arrays in Scottish waters is entering the final stages of data analysis following the successful turbulence measurements surveys.TiME (Turbulence in Marine Environments) project is developed by Partrac, Ocean Array Systems, ABPmer, and IT Power, with funding provided by the Scottish Government and managed by the Carbon Trust through the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) Array Technology Innovation Programme.Comprehensive turbulence measurement surveys were undertaken by Partrac in the challenging tidal environments of both the Sound of Islay and the Inner Sound, Pentland Firth, Scotland.The surveys were designed specifically to measure turbulence using different methods and technologies so that each can be evaluated, and turbulence can be mapped across a tidal energy development site, Partrac’s press release reads.ABPmer is incorporating the data in resource characterisation, Ocean Array Systems is providing turbulence characterisation and hydrodynamic analyses, and IT Power is contributing their knowledge of engineering design, device performance and tidal turbine array modelling.Sam Athey, a Director and co-owner at Partrac, said: “The successful attainment of 100% data return from these innovative surveys, has provided high quality data for assessment and classification of turbulence, leading to Guidance that will provide a framework for the tidal industry to measure, classify and analyse turbulence for commercial tidal arrays.”The tidal sites were selected for their commercially viable characteristics to ensure captured survey data and guidance supports the ongoing commercial development at these two sites.Guy Henley, Project Manager of the MRCF Array Technology Innovation Programme at the Carbon Trust, commented: “Understanding the impact of turbulence on tidal arrays is a critical aspect of realising commercial scale tidal arrays. The comprehensive nature of the data collected by the project team has exceeded our expectations and we are confident the guidance for the industry will help improve understanding of this important area.”According to Partrac, following the analysis of the data, industry guidance is expected to be released later this year, providing a unified framework for measuring, classifying and predicting the effect of turbulence on resource assessment, device design/operation and array yield.The Array Technology Innovation Programme (ATIP) is part of the Marine Renewable Commercialisation Fund (MRCF), a £9 mln Scottish Government programme managed by the Carbon Trust that aims to provide a step change in cost reduction for first marine energy arrays through the support of novel enabling technologies.Partrac is a marine data acquisition company specialising in oceanographic, environmental and marine geosciences surveys.ABPmer is a marine environmental consultancy that assists public and private sector organisations with the management and use of large marine data sets to support decision-making.Ocean Array Systems is an innovative software business with expertise in turbulence and simulation.IT Power is a renewable energy consultancy focused on technology development, engineering and project advisory.Image: Partrac/Illustrationlast_img read more

Eni looking to explore for oil in Bahrain

first_imgItalian oil firm Eni is looking to explore for oil and gas in the Persian Gulf, as Bahrain has invited the company to study and assess the potential of some exploration and production assets in the country.According to Eni, four agreements have been signed between the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), Tatweer Petroleum and Eni, following the invitation by the country’s authorities.The signing took place at the presence of the Oil Minister H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, during the visit in the country of Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi.Under the agreement, Eni will have access to the data for the study of the oil and gas fields potential within the offshore and onshore areas.At the end of the studies, Bahrain Authorities and Eni will evaluate together the possibility of future initiatives in the Kingdom, with the view to cooperate for further developments of the country’s energy resources, Eni said.last_img read more

Council cuts reprieve for legal advice centres

first_imgThe High Court has quashed a decision by administrative body London Councils to cut £10m from its £26.4m grant scheme for voluntary organisations across the capital, including legal advice centres. The decision would have left more than 200 groups, including the Mary Ward Legal Advice Service, unable to continue providing some services. Mr Justice Calvert-Smith ruled that the consultation process run by the group of councils before the cuts was flawed and that London Councils breached its statutory equality duties. He quashed all the funding cut decisions for the projects affected, and said the group must re-run the process with full equality impact assessments. Louise Whitfield, associate at London firm Pierce Glynn, who acted for some of the claimants, said: ‘This case establishes that, even in the current economic climate, it remains of paramount importance that public sector funding cut decisions are properly assessed for their gender, disability and race equality impacts. ‘London Councils simply did not consider the full effect of its £10m cuts on the hundreds of voluntary sector groups and tens of thousands of members of the public who would be affected.’ She added: ‘The decision gives London Councils the opportunity to think again about withdrawing funding from the pan-London advice centres, which provide independent specialist advice and expertise within the capital.’ Margie Butler, chief executive of the Mary Ward Legal Centre, said she was ‘extremely pleased’ the challenge had succeeded. In 2009, London Councils had agreed to give the centre a grant of £83,000 per year until June 2012, to provide representation at welfare benefits tribunals. Butler said: ‘We made plans on that basis, including recruiting staff, and would not expect the contract to be withdrawn. If the cuts go ahead we won’t be able to provide the service, which helps around 200 people a year.’ A London Councils spokesman said the group did not want to comment until the judge’s full order had been made, which was expected as the Gazette went to press. London Councils is a cross-party organisation funded and run by 32 London boroughs, as well as the City of London and other bodies.last_img read more

The path to follow

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Back to schools: Problems with schools projects

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Export strength

first_imgMost people who know the UK’s infrastructure industry would have to admit that on the global stage, we are punching below our weight. Of course, there are many examples of architects and engineers successfully exporting their excellent capabilities internationally. But as an industry, we are being beaten to many big prizes because other countries are forming consortiums and offering complete solutions – everything from the conceptual design to engineering to project management, and further.This is not just an infrastructure problem. Despite being the fifth largest economy in the world, the UK is only the 11th largest exporter. The UK exports less than the Netherlands, which is the 18th-largest economy. There’s a sign that something is wrong in how the UK approaches exporting.Export has to be a bigger percentage of our economic mix. While the government has confirmed its commitment to funding the domestic infrastructure market – with £483bn worth of projects in our National Infrastructure Delivery Plan for 2016-2021 – we need the scale offered by export markets to allow us to grow and invest in skills and innovations.There are some big prizes. Governments in the frontier markets need to develop infrastructure – especially in airports, water and rail – to help them meet their economic growth targets.The challenge is, however, that infrastructure export opportunities are increasingly “megaprojects” that require companies to partner. Governments are looking for complete packages. British architects and engineers have done a good job of winning individual projects, but other countries are forming teams, winning work with a greater average value in consortiums solutions ($1.5bn) than traditional project procurement ($1.1bn). It would be madness for us not to learn from our competitors.Her Majesty’s Government recognised this, and in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper released earlier this year was a proposal to “test a new Team UK approach to trade, convening consortiums of businesses around UK Export Finance backed funding to bid for major overseas contracts, and providing the strong political support that competing countries often do.”This approach was confirmed in the Conservative Party manifesto, and the Department for International Trade has made the infrastructure sector a priority, having just announced the creation of Infrastructure Exports: UK (IE:UK).I was pleased to be invited to co-chair the group, which was publicly launched on 5 July and will start meeting this month. Greg Hands MP, international trade minister, will be the other co-chair, and the effort enjoys the direct involvement and support of secretary of state Dr Liam Fox MP.It’s time for a step change in how we export our outstanding capabilitiesSo the political will is there. Now we have to make it happen. Here’s how it will work.Rather than the old style of trade promotion – organising trade missions and casting a very wide net (both geographically and sector-wise) – IE:UK will target specific opportunities, analysing the precise needs, then forming the best consortium to represent Britain.This will be industry led. The IE:UK board consists of 19 members, all but three of which are from the private sector. Members are senior leaders representing a broad range of well-known players, including designers, consultants and contractors.The government will contribute research into opportunities, which will be complemented by industry insights. Critically, the government will take a customer-centric approach, taking its lead from industry, not imposing its own agenda.The IE:UK board will agree which opportunities to pursue, then develop specific work streams, which will pool government support and industry players. Importantly, work stream membership is not restricted to board members; representatives from a range of companies able to contribute to the consortium will be invited.Work streams will likely target contracts worth a minimum of £100m – projects for which a consortiums approach makes most sense, providing the best opportunity for involving smaller firms.The government will also support with project management and marketing, and it will deploy political support both from London and its global network.Of course, the proof of concept can only be measured in contracts won. Right now, we can only report on strategy and preparations. But I am convinced this is the right approach, featuring:Better and more advance planning, engaging all players earlier in the process of identifying export opportunities and – where we have the intelligence and contacts – gaining first-mover advantageCloser cooperation between government and business, with business as the primary decision makerAn inclusive approach, inviting all of the built environment sector to take part in work streams where companies have something to contributeAmbition, going for bigger prizes by developing consortiums and offering complete solutions.And overall, it’s about a more strategic approach, focusing on the opportunities where British business has the greatest likelihood of success.I know that the UK can offer world-class solutions, and it’s time for a step change in how we export our outstanding capabilities in infrastructure design and delivery. I hope that IE:UK will play a major role in creating this change.James Wates is chairman of Wates Group, the CITB and Build UKlast_img read more

EMS taps into Balkan success

first_imgTAP is a 3,500 km pipeline that will connect gas fields in the Caspian Sea with Europe, reaching from the Turkish-Greek border to Italy.For the 215 km Albanian section of the pipeline, EMS transported the pipes and bends from the Port of Brake, Germany to the Port of Durres, Albania, across 15 shipments.The cargoes were discharged at the EMS APO terminal in the Port of Durres and transferred to an intermediate storage area.According to EMS APO branch manager, Charles Gillespie: “Before the first vessel arrived, we sent our Albanian stevedores to Germany, so they could gather first-hand experience in the handling procedures.”EMS also sent a German safety engineer to Durres to probe and certify all equipment including trailers and trucks to make sure they met the highest safety standards. www.emsship.dewww.tap-ag.comlast_img read more

MasterCard faces record £19bn card charges claim

first_imgLawyers have announced the commencement of a claim against MasterCard over card charges that could be worth up to £19bn.The claim, reputed to be the biggest in UK legal history, will be one of the first to be filed under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which enables a collective damages claim to be brought on behalf of a class of people who suffered loss.The company has said it ‘firmly disagrees’ with the basis of the claim.MasterCard was found in 2014 to have infringed European Union law by imposing charges on the use of MasterCard debit and credit cards.Walter Merricks, former chief financial services ombudsman, will be the representative of the class of UK consumers claiming they have suffered loss.Merricks has instructed litigation firm Quinn Emanuel on the case. Its team is being led by partners Boris Bronfentrinker and Kate Vernon. Competition silks Paul Harris QC of Monckton Chambers and Marie Demetriou QC of Brick Court Chambers have also been instructed.US firm Quinn Emanuel said MasterCard had the option to accept that its card fees were set at an anticompetitive level and reach a settlement with the European Commission to lower its fees.The firm said MasterCard chose not to settle and instead ‘imposed unlawfully high card fees for nearly 16 years and engaged in a legal battle for nearly 10 years’.It added: ‘MasterCard lost this battle at every level and showed complete disregard for its cardholders and consumers at large, focusing instead on generating unlawful profits.‘Consumers were unaware of the level of these fees or that they were illegal. The fees were a significant cost for retailers that was then passed on through increased prices of goods and services. All UK consumers, including cash purchasers – not just MasterCard holders – have lost money as a result.’Quinn Emanuel says expert analysis of publicly available data shows consumers may be owed as much as £19bn.In a statement, Mastercard said: ‘MasterCard firmly disagrees with the basis of this legal claim. Electronic payments deliver real value to people online, in store and everywhere.‘MasterCard is committed to providing ever-more convenient, safe and secure payments to all our customers, including consumers, retailers, governments and banks.’last_img read more

Government announces anti-corruption case against former government officials

first_imgTRINIDAD & TOBAGO  The Trinidad and Tobago government has filed its first anti-corruption case against former officials of the former People’s Partnership government that was removed from office in the September 7 general elections last year.Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, says the case is against persons “who have improperly removed public monies for their own benefit through conspiracies.“The Government will make the public’s claim in the court and the matters will be adjudicated there, and those against whom the allegations are made will defend themselves there,” Rowley said.While Rowley did not name the persons or state institution involved in the matter, Attorney General Faris Al Rawi said that the matter involves nine former government officials and public officers from the last administration.Al Rawi said the matter involved 10 months of continuous work in keeping the commitment, which the People’s National Movement (PNM) gave when it campaigned for the general election.last_img read more

Farmington Schools needs volunteers for sex ed board

first_imgPress releaseFarmington Public Schools invites parents and community members to participate on the Sex Education Advisory Board.Required by the State of Michigan and the Department of Education, the board is a District committee consisting of parents, students, educators, local clergy, and medical professionals. The law states that a minimum of 50 percent of the members be parents of current Farmington Public Schools’ students.Participants will also be selected based on need, ensuring representation from multiple locations and grade levels. The Committee will be appointed by the Board of Education to serve a one-year term.The role of the Sex Education Advisory Board is to make recommendations regarding Sex Education resources to the Board of Education, and host two public hearings. The public hearings are intended to provide the community with an opportunity to evaluate the proposals and provide feedback before the Farmington Board of Education votes for their adoption.If you are interested in participating on this Advisory Board, please fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D2Q7HT9If you have any questions regarding the process, contact Dr. Tera Shamey, District Health Coordinator, at [email protected] Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Keysight Releases PathWave Design 2020 Software Suite with Faster Simulation & Analysis

first_imgKeysight has announced the release of its updated PathWave Design 2020 software suite. The new suite includes updates to the electronic design automation software to accelerate design workflows for radio frequency (RF) and microwave, 5G, and automotive design engineers. The new releases of flagship products included in the software suite are: PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2020, PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) 2020, PathWave System Design (SystemVue) 2020, and PathWave RF Synthesis (Genesys) 2020.Technologies are pushing new limits in electronic design with longer battery life, smaller components, and higher levels of integration. As a result, design requirements are growing in complexity, as the amount of data continues to increase. Analyzing and correlating that data requires multiple, non-integrated design tools that create unnecessary complexities.In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Keysight, data correlation and software integration were identified as the most pressing challenges faced by design and test engineers. According to the survey, over 90% of respondents want to accelerate time-to-market with an integrated product development solution that enables data sharing.The PathWave Design 2020 software suite accelerates product development by reducing the time engineers spend in the design and simulation phase. Its libraries and customized simulators reduce setup time and automation improvements reduce manual work. The software seamlessly integrates circuit design, electromagnetic (EM) simulation, layout capabilities, and system level modeling, reducing time needed for importing and exporting designs and fixing errors associated with changing tools. Improvements in data analytics allow for rapid analysis and timely design decisions.According to Todd Cutler, the Vice President and General Manager for Design and Test Software at Keysight, creating efficiency in the product development workflow is an industry challenge, particularly in design and simulation. The new PathWave Design 2020 thus provides engineers with new tools and software enhancements that shorten the design cycle and eliminate project delays by adding new efficiencies to their RF and microwave, 5G, and automotive work flows.The PathWave software suite enables agile and connected design and test. It incorporates advanced analytics that create immediate, actionable insights for development and manufacturing teams. Benefits include:Lower costs and accelerate time to market by reducing design timeSimplify and automate data analysis on circuit simulationsReduce EM simulation setup time with two new integrated EM simulators for RF and power electronics designersDesign safe vehicles with a new complex modeling environment for automotive radarStay current on the latest 5G new radio (NR) standards with updated 5G virtual test benchesKeysight is showcasing PathWave Design 2020 at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) event in Boston from June 4 – 6, 2019.Click here to learn how to accelerate your design and test workflow using Keysight solutions. Click here to download a complimentary copy of the Keysight Survey: Removing Time-To-Market Barriers for Design and Test Engineers.Click here to see what other companies are showcasing at IMS 2019.last_img read more

UWF Women’s Basketball Falls to Florida Tech, 73-57

first_imgUWF Women’s Basketball Falls to Florida Tech, 73-57 Jessica Young had a season-high 19 points at Florida Tech (photo by John Blackie) Sharecenter_img MELBOURNE, Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s basketball team (7-5) fell to Florida Tech (10-1), 73-57, today at the Florida Tech Christmas Tournament in Melbourne, Fla. Jessica Young scored a season high 18 points in the game. Jade Howard and Octavia Brown were named to the all-tournament team. UWF concludes the Florida Tech Christmas Tournament with a 1-1 record. On Saturday, UWF came back from being down 21 points at the half to win 61-60 over Saint Michael’s. Sher’Ryan Scott (Fort Deposit, Ala.) led UWF with a season-high 19 points. Florida Tech goes 2-0 in the tournament is now on a six game winning streak.In the first half, West Florida got on the board with a free throw by Octavia Bearden (Tylertown, Miss.) cutting Florida Tech’s lead to two, 3-1. Two more free throws by Bearden tied the game, 7-7, with 13:46 remaining in the first half. Florida Tech then built a six-point lead. A jumper by Scott brought UWF within four, down 14-10 with 9:00 remaining in the half. Two free throws by Krissy Diggs (Hillsboro, Ala.) brought UWF within one, down 17-16. A Bearden free throw put UWF up 21-19 with 1:13 remaining in the half. The lead was short lived for the Argos when a jumper by Florida Tech’s Jasmire Brown tied the game at 21-21 with 23 seconds remaining. The half ended with the score tied at 21-21. For the half, Jessica Young (Hillsboro, Ala.) led the Argonauts with eight points, while Bearden added six. UWF got into foul trouble in the second half, surpassing 10 team fouls with 10:03 still remaining in the game. UWF went up by two with a layup by Bearden, 23-21, with 18:25 remaining in the second half, but then Florida Tech built a lead. Florida Tech went up by seven, 32-25, on a layup by Briauna Hagins with 16:12 remaining. West Florida came within three, 34-31, on a layup by Young with 13:34 remaining. UWF tied the game at 39-39 following two free throws by Jade Howard (Salyersville, Ky.). UWF grabbed the 50-49 lead with 6:34 remaining on a jumper by Scott. It would be the last time UWF would lead the game, as Florida Tech pulled away. A good free throw by Bearden made the score 62-53, Florida Tech, with 2:33 remaining in the game. A jumper by Monique Thurman (Crestview) with 1:04 remaining brought UWF within 12, down 69-57. Two good free throws by Florida Tech’s Ashton McClairen with 48 seconds remaining would be the last points scored, as Florida Tech took the game, 73-57.The UWF women’s basketball team will take a 10-day break for the holidays. The Argonauts will return to the court December 30th-31st to host the UWF Holiday Classic. West Florida will face Tuskegee on Dec. 30th at 2 p.m., and Harding on Dec. 31st at 2 p.m. The men’s team will also be in action, hosting the McDonald Fleming Moorhead UWF Christmas Classic. Between the two tournaments, eight games will be played over two days at the UWF Fieldhouse.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#All-Tournament Team: Octavia Bearden, West FloridaLiz Fugate, Palm Beach AtlanticJade Howard, West FloridaLynisha Nelson, Florida TechLogan Pintka, Saint Michael’s Tournament MVPAshton McClairen, Florida Tech– www.GoArgos.com –____________________________________________________________________________________Newspaper Box ScoreWest Florida vs Florida Tech12/19/10 4 p.m. at Clemente Center (Melbourne, Fla.)At Clemente Center (Melbourne, Fla.)FLORIDA TECH 73, WEST FLORIDA 57WEST FLORIDA (6-5)Young, Jessica 8-8 2-4 18; Bearden, Octavia 4-8 5-8 13; Howard, Jade 1-7 5-57; McIntyre, Kirstin 2-4 1-2 5; Scott, Sher’Ryan 2-15 0-0 4; Merriewether,Keaund 1-1 2-2 4; Turgeon, Chelsea 1-5 0-0 2; Diggs, Krissy 0-2 2-2 2;Thurman, Monique 1-1 0-0 2; Erland, Emily 0-0 0-0 0; Fagler, Lauren 0-2 0-00; Dotey, Desiree 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-53 17-23 57.FLORIDA TECH (10-1)McCLAIREN, Ashton 3-10 9-10 17; NELSON, Lynisha 5-12 5-7 16; DIXON, Kristen3-7 3-4 9; DOWDELL, Tamara 3-6 2-2 8; HAGINS, Briauna 4-4 0-3 8; KINGFIELD,Katie 3-5 0-0 6; BROWN, Jasmire 3-7 0-1 6; IVERY, Sharnae 0-5 3-4 3;JAICHON, Kaylin 0-0 0-0 0; ACEVEDO, Rita 0-3 0-1 0. Totals 24-59 22-32 73.West Florida………………   21   36  –   57Florida Tech………………   21   52  –   733-point goals–West Florida 0-13 (; Howard, Jade 0-4; Scott, Sher’Ryan 0-5;Turgeon, Chelsea 0-2; Diggs, Krissy 0-1; Fagler, Lauren 0-1), Florida Tech3-9 (McCLAIREN, Ashton 2-4; NELSON, Lynisha 1-4; IVERY, Sharnae 0-1). Fouledout–West Florida-Bearden, Octavia, Florida Tech-None. Rebounds–WestFlorida 38 (Bearden, Octavia 9), Florida Tech 39 (DIXON, Kristen 6).Assists–West Florida 12 (Howard, Jade 6), Florida Tech 8 (NELSON, Lynisha3; McCLAIREN, Ashton 3). Total fouls–West Florida 28, Florida Tech 18.Technical fouls–West Florida-None, Florida Tech-None. A-96Florida Tech/Carmax Holiday Tournament Championship GamePrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

The anatomy of LeBron James’ 57th career triple-double

first_imgCLEVELAND – LeBron James has a method of consistency that leads to premier production, even throughout his 15th season in the NBA.The 32-year-old is a one-of-a-kind contributor in all statistical categories at five positions, making him a triple-double threat on any given night.Friday evening was the 57th chapter in his ever-growing book of versatile, dominant performances.—James posted his second triple-double of the campaign and 57th triple-double of his career, spearheading the Cavaliers to a 100-99 victory over the Hornets on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena.While the four-time MVP’s defense against Kemba Walker kept the one-point margin intact throughout the closing minutes of the fourth quarter, his gradual progression from a tactical distributor in the first quarter to an all-out menace in the third proved to hold just as much weight in the winning effort.Here is the breakdown…LeBron James in the 1st quarter: 12:00 minutes, 4 points, 2-for-7 shooting (0-for-1 from the perimeter), 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 0 turnovers, -1 value.With Jae Crowder knocking down four field goals and Kevin Love filling the stat sheet for seven points and two rebounds, James decided to take a back seat to the secondary scorers in the early stages of the contest. His keen ability to recognize the sharpshooters in his vicinity propelled him to eight assists, the most he has had in a quarter this season. He had the best +/- rating among the five starters, and grabbed four rebounds to pull his team within one point of a balanced Charlotte lineup. James limited Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to four points, all of which came in the first 1:24 of the period.Hornets: 28 Cavaliers: 27LeBron James in the 2nd quarter: 6:52 minutes, 2 points, 1-for-1 shooting, 0 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, 0 turnovers, -7 value.An unusually heavy workload in the first quarter led to restricted minutes prior to the intermission, as the second-unit trio comprised of Dwyane Wade, Kyle Korver and Jeff Green combined for 20 points, four rebounds, and five assists throughout 30 minutes of action.“Our bench has been great throughout this whole streak,” said James. “They’ve given us a lot of energy, a lot of effort, they put the ball in the hole, they’re consistent and they’re defending. That’s part of the reason why we’ve been able to win some games.”Even at the culmination of a quiet first half, James was still on track for the highly coveted triple-double. By sitting out in favor of Green at small forward and Channing Frye at power forward, he gave the bench another opportunity to mold together and form the 10-man rotation that has evaded the defending Eastern Conference champions over the last two years.“We’re just sticking with our game plan,” James said. “We’re more consistent. We know what we’re going to do every possession and we’re not switching things up. We have a game plan every game, and they’ve been kind of similar throughout the streak.”Hornets: 57 Cavaliers: 54LeBron James in the 3rd quarter: 11:51 minutes, 13 points, 4-for-5 shooting (3-for-4 from the perimeter), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot, 1 turnover, -1 value.James produced an offensive outburst before most fans made it back to their seats, as he splashed his first three shots, including two three-pointers from the top of the key and a driving layup on a pass from Crowder. He furthered the momentum with an assist to J.R. Smith, cutting the deficit to five points and giving him a double-double with 7:04 remaining in the third quarter.Unlike the first quarter, James displayed more assertiveness and efficiency when given the ball, shooting with full confidence – as evidenced by his career-high 42.7% three-point percentage in 2017-18 – from beyond the arc, while crashing the boards for seven rebounds. Few players can notch eight assists in the first quarter and seven rebounds in the third quarter, a testament to the diverse skillset that James brings to the table.Cavaliers: 83 Hornets: 82LeBron James in the 4th quarter: 8:50 minutes, 8 points, 3-for-10 shooting (0-for-3 from the perimeter), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot, 2 turnovers, +7 value.This is where James does everything, excelling in all facets of the game to give the Wine and Gold the best chance to extend its season-long winning streak to seven games. His three-point play under the basket put the Cavaliers in striking distance, a 98-97 tally with 2:28 left in regulation. The offensive spark provided the home crowd with the vision of picking up a victory in a sloppy fourth quarter that entailed just 34 points between the two teams.Then LeBron put the cherry on top of a well-rounded evening in downtown Cleveland.Walker received a useful, high pick-and-roll, Howard found a crease toward the hoop, and James shifted his attention to the open Jeremy Lamb, who missed a three-ball with 3.7 seconds remaining. Marvin Williams corralled the offensive rebound and dished it back out to Walker – one of the two former UCONN standouts in the Hornets’ backcourt.“We come down and they run a 1-5 pick-and-roll with Dwight and Kemba, and my job is to get over the pick-and-roll and get back in front of them,” said James. “(Kemba) changed directions and went to the left side. I was able to cut him off and once he gave it to Lamb, I wanted to just try to deny him and not let him get the ball back.”“High pick-and-roll, Kemba and Dwight spread,” head coach Steve Clifford said of the final play. “Three good three-point shooters in Marvin, Frank (Kaminsky) and Jeremy Lamb. Kemba got good separation there, the ball moved, and then Marvin did a good job on the miss keeping the ball alive. We just didn’t have enough time to get another shot off.”One more blocked shot from James sealed the 57th triple-double of his career, a stat line that featured four drastically different quarters, showcasing his tools as arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time.“Lamb threw up a three and Marvin Williams got his hand on it and kind of tipped it out to half court,” said James. “I looked up at the time and there was still one second left, so I just tried to get another contest and was able to get the stop that we needed.”“LeBron was great and they came up with a win,” Michael Carter-Williams said. “We probably have to go back and fix some things but we fought hard.”Cavaliers: 100 Hornets: 99LeBron James in his 57th career triple-double: 39:33 minutes, 27 points, 10-for-20 shooting, 16 rebounds, 13 assists, 3 turnovers, -2 value.John Alfes has covered Cleveland sports since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long. John Alfes Related TopicsCavsCleveland CavaliersLeBronLebron Jamescenter_img John Alfes is a senior at John Carroll University, and hails from Westlake, Ohio. His love and passion for the game of baseball originated in 1998, when he played catch with his father at the age of two. A former collegiate pitcher, Alfes currently serves as a Cleveland Cavaliers reporter for AP Radio/Metro Networks and the Cleveland Indians Beat Writer for CBS Sports/Scout Media Network, all while majoring in Communications (focus in Journalism) and English (focus in Professional Writing). He is the Sports Editor for The Carroll News, Sports Director for WJCU 88.7 FM and Senior Writer for the John Carroll Sports Information Department. John is an Eagle Scout and loves his two younger brothers (Conrad and Daniel) and two parents (John and Celeste).You can follow John Alfes on Twitter (@JohnAlfes) or reach him through email ([email protected]).last_img read more

Lawmakers Searching For a Place to Finish Budget Work

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Lawmakers are searching for a way to wrap up their work on the state budget in Juneau, but conflicts in the State House and in the Capitol building itself are complicating the process. Renovation work in the Capitol is pushing lawmakers to find another building to hold their session, and Chenault says they spent some time yesterday looking for a new location… Speaker Chenault(R-Nikiski): “There’s people concerned about the amount of tax credits that are out there, then there’s almost an equal number that are concerned that if we move too quickly on oil taxes, without understanding what might happen into the future, then we may be forgoing paying some tax today, but how will that effect us in production in the future.” Nikiski’s Speaker of the House Mike Chenault says his chamber is still debating the finer points of oil and gas tax credits…center_img Speaker Chenault(R-Nikiski): “I think they’re talking about the Bill Ray building that’s an ex-bank down here in Juneau. Gets us out of our current building that we’re in. As you well know, they’re doing a lot of jack hammering and they’re just about to close that off on Friday. Much better to finish up down here and get our business done and get home versus trying to make a move to Anchorage or Fairbanks or Kenai or somewhere else and have to re-spin all the bills back up. Just take us longer to do that if we leave here now.” The Speaker says there’s a committee substitute bill for the oil and gas tax issue in the works which may gain enough bipartisan support to pass the House.last_img read more

Japan beats Thailand in qualifier

first_imgJapan boosted its hopes of advancing to the Olympics after cruising to a straight-sets win Wednesday over Thailand in the men’s volleyball world qualifying tournament for this summer’s Beijing Games.After an untidy opening set, Japan overpowered the winless Thais 25-23, 25-14, 25-16, to improve its record to 3-1, the best record among Asian teams competing at the eight-team event. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Australia (2-2) is expected to be battling it out with Japan for the Asian berth for Beijing, but South Korea (1-3) beat the Aussies 27-29, 25-21, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10.In other games, Italy made it four wins out of four after easing past Algeria (2-2) 25-15, 25-21, 25-20 while Argentina (3-1) beat Iran (1-3) 25-27, 27-25, 25-19, 25-9. last_img read more

Hubert Lawrence | Thank you, Sherone

first_imgEighteen years ago, when Jamaica hosted the World Junior Championships at the National Stadium, Sherone Simpson played a key role in a historic victory. After a false start, she composed herself, sprang from the blocks at the second time of asking and sent Kerron Stewart, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, and Simone Facey on the way to Jamaica’s first World Junior gold medal in the girls’ 4x100m relay. It was the start of a distinguished international career. She didn’t win at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs), but excelled at Manchester High School in a memorable senior season. In 2003, she and Stewart raced at breakneck speed here at Champs and at the Carifta Games in the under-20 category. A 2004 Gibson Relays 100m record of 11.11 seconds showed that her choice to go to the University of Technology was a wise one and by summer time, she was in the Olympic 100m final in Athens. A storming second leg glued together another bit of history as Tayna Lawrence, Simpson, Aleen Bailey, and Veronica Campbell-Brown boomed a national record – 41.73s – to win the nation’s first gold medal in the 4x100m. In 2006, she did what few ever achieved when she finished the year as the world number one in the 100m. Her fine season produced a personal best of 10.82s and a win over Campbell-Brown in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games. Two years later, she reached the Olympic 100m final for the second time and, with Stewart, tied for the silver in the historic one-two-two result topped by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. LAST LICK Troubled by injury, her steely will nevertheless made her a finalist at the 2011 and 2015 World Championships over 200m and a member of a consistently good 4x100m unit. In 2015, she gave us all a ‘last lick’. Though the lane assignment stationed her on the outside, she outran a strong field to take the 100m at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Her winning time of 10.95s was her 13th trip under the 11-second barrier and a highlight of her sojourn at the Sprintec Track Club. Known for her joint silver in Beijing 2008, Simpson belongs to an elite group of Jamaican sprinters who have run in both the 100 and 200m Olympic final in the same Games, as she did in 2008. Her retirement comes with the Tokyo Olympics just around the corner. At 35, the 2005 World 100m finalist is probably still good enough to make the Jamaica team in the 200m. Pretty often, experienced athletes view the greatest show on earth as the right stage from which to wave goodbye. However, after almost two decades of service in black, green, and gold, she has earned the right to move on at her own dictates. Sherone was a stalwart. Good enough to run the 400m in 51.25 seconds, the lady remained a dignified presence throughout her career and a combination of her experience on the track and her interest in sports psychology promises much. It’s no coincidence that Simpson and Professor Greg Haughton, the World and Olympic 400m bronze medallist, see mental preparation as an important territory for our athletes. They’ve been in the wars and they know for sure. Sherone Simpson has a glittering trophy case, with her Olympic gold and silver medals having pride of place. Add her Commonwealth and PanAm gold medals, her 2006 world 100m ­number-one ranking, and the 4x100m relay ­glories, and you have a career worth remembering. Hubert Lawrence has scrutinised local and international track and field since 1980.last_img read more

Shuttle Bus service running for London Scottish

first_imgFirst Bus will again be running its two dedicated services when London Scottish visit Ashton Gate on Saturday (2.30pm KO).Two services will run on rugby matchdays, from the Portway (AG1) and Horfield Common (AG3).Ashton Gate managing director Mark Kelly said: “The routes proved extremely popular last season because they were developed in conjunction with First Bus and supporter groups to enhance travel and also to ease congestion in key parts of the city.“We hope supporters will take full advantage of these subsidised services again in the season ahead.”Supporters can purchase the Bristol Inner Zone Day Ticket for £4 return (adult), or £3 for a single (one-way) journey. Concessionary passes may be used. Two children may travel free of charge with a fare paying adult. Additional children will be charged £3 single or £4 return. Please note: No student discount is available and no other tickets are valid for travel.Timetables for Bristol Rugby matchdays can be found below.Matchday Bus AG1 from Portway timetableMatchday Bus AG3 from North Bristol timetablelast_img read more

College softball: Former Haughton star Dies helps BPCC pick up two victories

first_imgFormer Haughton star Anna Dies helped the the Bossier Parish Community College Lady Cavs win two games at an event in Raymond, Miss., on Saturday.The Lady Cavs defeated Hinds Community College 13-4 and Holmes Community College 8-1.Dies went 4-for-4 with a double and four RBI in the victory over Hinds. Dies, the two-time MVP on the All-Parish team, started on the mound. She allowed six hits and two earned runs in five innings while striking out four. Brea Robinson went 3-for-4. Krissy Williams also had three hits. Micah Gray had two hits and two RBI. Alex Greer, former Haughton standout Kirsten Martin and Katelin Temple had two hits apiece. Dies went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Holmes. Kat Finley had three hits, including a double. Greer, Kacey Maines and Williams all had two hits. Temple, Maines and Williams had doubles.Ashley Nipper scattered seven hits to get the win. BPCC returns to action Friday in the Crossover Tournament in Longview, Texas.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Alabama vs. Missouri: Could upset upend SEC?

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:1c2a9f24bf37f6abda5e1293 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-512785-3921738249001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.USA Today Sports’ Nicole Auerbach discusses the SEC Championship game and the possibilities of an upset. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWNlast_img read more

VFL Wolfsburg adds to its esports team

first_img ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon VFL Wolfsburg has announced its latest signing, and it’s a 22 year old from Wolverhampton named David Bytheway. If you haven’t heard of him and can’t find him on FIFA it’s because he’s on the other end; Bytheway is a professional gamer.David ‘DaveBTW’ Bytheway, WolfsburgWolfsburg became the first Bundesliga club to establish an esports division in 2015 and it quickly signed its first pro gamer, FIFA player Benedikt ‘Salz0r’ Saltzer. The club is proving its dedication to esports with this latest signing of Dave ‘DaveBTW’ Bytheway. There is also a partnership in place with specialised gaming and esports agency STARK Esports, whilst the club recently signed its first esports sponsorship agreement with NEEDforSEAT.Discussing the industry Bytheway said: “Competitive gaming as a whole is absolutely huge, although FIFA isn’t as big as it could be. The fact that a team like Wolfsburg are getting involved… I’m hoping it’s going to create a domino effect and all of the other teams get involved as well. It’s a big deal for gaming and a big deal for me as well.”VfL Sporting Director Klaus Allofs said: “We consider esports to be important and want to be a leader amongst Bundesliga clubs in this field.”He added: “Our goal is to establish the connection between real football and the digital version. FIFA is becoming more realistic from year-to-year and is very popular amongst our players and the fans alike.”This is far from the club’s first foray into competitive gaming. Back in 2013, a tournament for Virtual Bundesliga was hosted at the club’s home the Volkswagen Arena.Bytheway was featured on BBC show ‘The Beautiful Gamers’ which aired in late January. On the topic of player wages he stated: “Clubs give out contracts to players based on how they value them, so if esports continues to be be a major market and has a lot of value in it for clubs then obviously wages will go up for players as well.”Of his training regime he added: “I play about four to six games a day with two practice partners, one in Malta and one in Canada. You can’t really play against too many people though, because then you give your game away.”(Story first reported on the Guardian) BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Submit Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Veloce Esports launches racing hub in London

first_imgEsports consultancy agency Veloce Esports has launched an esports racing hub in London, United Kingdom.This venue will be treated as a performance facility for racers to practice from while livestreaming their gameplay.Jean-Eric Vergne, Co-founder of Veloce Esports discussed the launch in a statement: “This is the ultimate venue for our drivers and team to engage the global audience that esports offers. The skills required to perform at the highest level in this industry are not to be underestimated. Esports is a serious business now and our athletes need the best equipment and atmosphere to keep improving as well as promote their careers through live streaming and content creation.”Veloce Esports worked with Logitech G on the lead up to the launch, with the gaming equipment company providing its products to help it run smoothly. The hub features four playseat Formula 1 rigs, three Playseat GT rigs, and a 200 degree field-of-view Formula 1 motion simulator.Rupert Svendsen-Cook, Director of Veloce Esports said: “Esports is an industry full of first moves right now, but this really is the start of something incredibly exciting for us and esports in general. We have a dynamic team that continues to grow with every opportunity that we are presented with. In Logitech G we feel like we have a pioneering partner that will prove tremendously beneficial to the future of Veloce Esports, and help shape our next steps as an industry-leading esports organisation.”The racers for Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 esports will train, practice, and livestream from this very hub. The aim of this technology is to “help maximise each driver’s potential behind the wheel” by offering sufficient training.Vincent Borel, Head of Logitech G Simulation added: “Working with Veloce is the next step in helping everyone get Ready to Race. Our gear is for everyone and we believe there is so much talent out there that can improve through a combination of the best gear and inspiration via online tutorials, demonstrations and competitions.”Esports Insider says: With the rise of racing titles in esports, this seems like a long time coming. It’s not cheap to house professional equipment full of technology like this, so having a location where esports racers can attend seems like a logical move. Good stuff from Veloce Esports!Join our Discord Server!last_img read more

Baby dies after being left in hot South Carolina car all day; father said he forgot infant was there: Police

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Police in North Charleston, South Carolina, are investigating the death of a baby boy who was left in a hot car all day on Tuesday.The temperature reached 85 degrees that day — 11 degrees above normal.The baby’s father told authorities that he left his home Tuesday morning and was supposed to drop him off at daycare, but he forgot and drove to work, the North Charleston police said.The man’s wife arrived at the daycare Tuesday evening and learned her baby, who was 10 months old, wasn’t there, police said.She immediately reached out to her husband, who checked his car and found the infant inside and unresponsive, police said.The father took the baby to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Police have not identified the father nor the baby.While the coroner’s office is still investigating the cause and manner of death, David Diamond, professor of psychology, molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida, says scientific studies of the brain prove that Forgotten Baby Syndrome does exist.“It’s where the parent completely loses awareness that the child is in the car,” Diamond told ABC News in 2016. “It’s our brain habit system. It allows you to do things without thinking about it. That plan we have to stop a habit seems to get suppressed. We lose awareness of our plan to interrupt that habit. These different brain systems actually compete against each other.”Diamond explained that when there’s competition between the brain’s “habit memory system” and its “prospective memory system” and the habit memory system takes over, then Forgotten Baby Syndrome can occur.Under circumstances of sleep deprivation or stress, Diamond said that parents can default to repetitive actions. For example, a routine drive from home to work, instead of home to daycare, is performed automatically, he explained.“You sort of go in autopilot mode,” Diamond said.However, Forgotten Baby Syndrome has also been used as an excuse.In 2016, Justin Ross Harris was convicted of the murder of his 22-month-old son, Cooper, who died after he was left in Harris’ hot car in Georgia for about seven hours.Harris’ attorneys had argued Cooper’s death was an accident and that Harris failed to take Cooper to daycare and he left Cooper in the car.But prosecutors said Harris purposefully left Cooper in the car so he could escape his family and his responsibilities.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Bill Hamid Begins Season with Two Shutouts, Gets Recognized Twice with MLS Team of the Week Honors

first_imgDuring that late-run to the playoffs in the 2018 season, Hamid started 14 games and made a total of 51 saves in 1,260 minutes while allowing 12 goals, posting a 9-2-3 record. This season, Hamid has played in 180 minutes, that’s all of both D.C. United’s games to begin the season. With D.C. United tied with the Columbus Crew for four points for first place in the Eastern Conference, the Black and Red need another big game from Hamid on Saturday night. Hamid was D.C. Untied’s first Homegrown Player, meaning he was part of the club’s youth academy team before joining the big boys. Hamid actually left in September of the 2017 season to play for FC Midtjylland in Denmark before rejoining D.C. United for their playoff push in August last season. Hamid’s two shutouts haven’t gone unnoticed from the league. MLS has awarded Hamid MLS Team of the Week honors during both weeks of the 2019 season so far. Sunday’s game against NYCFC was Hamid’s 200th start for D.C. Untied and his shutout was the 56th of his career. D.C. Untied has picked up where they left off rom last season and a big part of their early 2019 success has been the play of goalie Bill Hamid. Hamid has began 2019 with two shutouts, one over the defending MLS champions Atlanta Unied FC at Audi Field in a 2-0 win as well as this Sunday at Yankee Stadium where Hamid held NYCFC off the scoresheet in a scoreless draw. center_img Hamid stopped both of the shots he faced in the season opener at Audi Field while on Sunday, Hamid stopped all six shots. That’s eight total saves to help D.C. United to an early 1-0-1 start before their game on Saturday night against Real Salt Lake. Top photo credit: Geoff BurkePlease follow and like us: Check out @BillHamid28’s highlights from his six-save shutout performance against NYCFC! 🛑🛑🛑#DCU pic.twitter.com/IopS9WQH0T— D.C. United (@dcunited) March 12, 2019last_img read more

Ready Player One playing at Wellington Regent Theater

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Ready Player One.”Ready Player One Schedule: Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, partial nudity and language)Movie Synopsis: In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone, the only limits are your own imagination.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 74%. Audience review: 80% liked it.Critic’s consensus: Ready Player One is a sweetly nostalgic thrill ride that neatly encapsulates Spielberg’s strengths while adding another solidly engrossing adventure to his filmography.For more information on great movies being played, visit the Wellington Regent website at https://www.facebook.com/wellington.regent?fref=tsComing soon: April 27 – A Quiet Place.May 4 – Rampagelast_img read more

Donie Greene Memorial Tournament to take place this weekend

first_imgThe tournament will see Basketball Ireland Super League teams including Maree, Moycullen, Templeogue, Belfast Star and Griffith College Swords Thunder go head-to-head for top honours, setting the scene nicely for the tip off of the 2018/19 season the following weekend. The action gets underway at 10am with Local sides Maree and Moycullen locking horns and runs throughout the day with further games on Sunday morning before the final at 3pm. The schedule is below:Saturday, September 22nd, 2018:Maree v Moycullen, 10amTempleogue v Griffith College Swords Thunder, 11.30amBelfast Star v Moycullen, 1pmTempleogue v Maree, 2.30pmGriffith College Swords Thunder v Belfast Star, 4pmMoycullen v Templeogue, 5.30pmMaree v Griffith College Swords Thunder, 7pm Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 Belfast Star v Templeogue, 10amGriffith College Swords Thunder v Moycullen, 11.30amMaree v Belfast Star, 1pmFINAL, 3pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img The second annual Donie Greene Memorial Tournament will take place at Calascantius College, Oranmore, Co. Galway on Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd.last_img read more

Saints Grad Arie Postmus Embraces Sutter-Immersion

first_imgAfter retiring from the NHL, Sutter purchased the Red Deer Rebels in 1999 and has been the owner/president ever since. Other than a five-year break to coach in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames between 2007 and 2012, Sutter has also been the Rebels head coach. In that time he has brought the central Alberta city a Memorial Cup in 2001 and also coached Canada’s World Junior Team to a pair of gold medals in 2005 and 2006.“It’s awesome, they preach professionalism right off the start,” Postmus says of the organization that also includes Brent’s son Merrick and his nephew Shaun. “Brent has put me in, has shown me the ropes and introduced me to some pretty well known people in the hockey community. I’m just trying to soak it all in and learn every day. I really cherish this opportunity and it is an important start in the hockey world.”Postmus is no stranger to organizations that strive for excellence in a family-like setting. He grew up in Fruitvale and after midget started playing for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Beaver Valley Nitehawks. One of the most storied Junior B teams in Western Canada, Postmus was part of a juggernaut squad that won the league title in 2012 under the guidance of head coach Terry Jones.“That was a pretty special team,” Postmus says about his hometown club. “Terry Jones is the greatest coach I ever had, hands-down. He preaches on-ice performance, but he wants to develop good people. I feel like a lot of what shaped my personality and who I am today is growing up in hockey schools with him as a young kid and then getting a chance to play for Beaver Valley. It was unbelievable. I owe a lot of my success and where I am today to Terry, he helped me grow as a person. He puts people in positions to succeed.”From junior, Postmus joined the Selkirk College Saints in the 2013-2014 season where he fit into a line-up fresh off its first British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title. A key member of the Saints’ blueline, Postmus helped the team to three more championships as part of an incredible four-in-a-row run of provincial titles between 2013 and 2016.“I have those three rings in my room and everyday I see them and think ‘wow.’ What we accomplished during those years was pretty special,” Postmus says. “Both [former Saints coaches] Jeff Dubois and Alex Evin did such a great job of recruiting guys that brought excellence not only on the ice, but off the ice as well.”After graduating from the Business Administration Program at Selkirk College, Postmus transferred to Red Deer College where he played two seasons for the school’s hockey team while working on completing his Business Degree.Now well on his way to a career in the sport he loves so much, Postmus looks back to his time at Selkirk College as pivotal in his current success.“I’m grateful to [Selkirk College Athletics Coordinator] Kim Verigin, Jeff Dubois and Alex Evin who took me in right away and put me in a leadership role,” he says. “Through that I was able to have some experiences that I might have not gotten as a young guy. I really cherish the time I spent at Selkirk College, I wouldn’t be here today if not for that time.” For his first off-ice hockey job, Selkirk College alumnus Arie Postmus could not have landed a better boss to show him the ropes.This past summer, the former Selkirk College Saints defenceman secured a position with the Western Hockey League’s Red Deer Rebels as the team’s Hockey Operations Administrator that includes a focus on player education and wellness. His boss is Brent Sutter, one of the most decorated men in professional and junior hockey, and member of the legendary family of hockey brothers who grew up on a farm in Viking, Alberta.“I have always wanted to work for a hockey team and stay involved in the sport, it’s my true passion,” says Postmus, who suited up with the Saints between 2013 and 2016. “I have been playing hockey since I was four and it’s just a part of me. I didn’t think this opportunity would come along so soon and there is no better person to start your hockey career than with Brent.”His role with the Rebels is dynamic and providing Postmus with a hands-on education about how an organization operates on a daily basis. Postmus looks after the logistics of road trips like hotels, meals, ice times and schedules, along with helping the coaching staff with analysis during games. The 27-year-old is also charged with working with younger players to ensure their education and life outside the rink is on track for success.His duties with the team are under the guidance of Sutter, the fourth of the famous family of six to play in the NHL and the most successful of his clan. Brent Sutter won three Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders and was a member of three Canada Cup championship teams during a feisty professional playing career lasted between 1980 and 1998.last_img read more

SENIOR CUP CRICKET: Melbourne, Westmoreland in control

first_imgDefending champions Melbourne CC and Westmoreland CA hold the upper hand in their Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup semi-final clashes against Kingston and Jamaica Defence Force respectively heading into today’s second and final day. Led by centuries from Jamaica Scorpions opener, Guyanese-born Trevon Griffith, and former national youth batsman Tarique White, Melbourne, after winning the toss, posted a challenging 415 for eight declared at Chedwin Park. The Brandon King-led Kingston, in reply, closed nine for two. The competition’s leading run-scorer, Garth Garvey, made three. Newly-drafted Scorpions four-day opener Steven Taylor, 81, and Andre McCarthy, 24, also got among the runs for Melbourne against fast bowler Marquino Mindley, two for 46, Derval Green two for 59 and left-arm spinner, Fabian Allen, two for 81. Meanwhile, over at Sabina Park, Westmoreland made a modest 213 after being sent in and at close of play had JDF reeling at 139 for six. Former national under-19 representatives Thavi Spencer, Shahid Crooks and Javoy Spence made 30, 27 and 24, respectively. for Westmoreland. The JDF’s leg-spinner Garland Palmer, took five for 53, and Shamari Brown, four for 48. Recent Guyana Jaguars four-day draftee, off-spinner Ramaal Lewis, three for 44, has so far taken most wickets for Westmoreland.last_img read more

City sues El Monte business park owner after neighbors’ gripes

first_imgEL MONTE – In an effort to end complaints between an Orchard Street business park and its neighbors, the city has filed a lawsuit against the owner who leases the industrial property. The outcome is expected to affect all the businesses there, city officials said. EL MONTE – In an effort to end complaints between an Orchard Street business park and its neighbors, the city has filed a lawsuit against the owner who leases the industrial property. The outcome is expected to affect all the businesses there, city officials said. Directed at Jackson Family Trust, the lawsuit was filed days after chemical fumes from Valet Services hospitalized nearly two dozen employees Sept. 18. Firefighters had to evacuate the building at 11312 Orchard St. and surrounding sidewalk. Neighbors’ complaints about excessive dust, fumes, traffic and noise drew the city’s attention to Valet Services, a laundry company that operates on a 24-hour schedule. It does not provide employee parking, which has exacerbated complaints, city officials said. “The city is very concerned about the impact of businesses in residential areas,” said Matt Weintraub, El Monte city spokesman. “We are committed, where feasible, to have housing and commercial mixed-use, but it must be appropriate. The current situation may not be the best use.” Neighbors expressed hope the city can eliminate Valet Services from their neighborhood. Charles Castaneda, who lives two houses away, said he has been wrangling with the city since the company moved there in 1999. “We the people are the ones that are suffering and that’s very unfair,” he said. “We live here 24-7 and they are in operation 24-7.” Moseley said the complaints and the incident in September “really is just an example where whenever industry and residents collide, there are potential problems. “The city of El Monte is committed to seeing this lawsuit through,” he said. In an increasingly complex and condensed world, “it’s important that we find the right path.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2393160Want 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’City officials said the accident did not prompt the lawsuit, but it showed the difficulty in having certain industrial facilities and residential developments in close quarters. “A business’ right to exist and create jobs should not interfere with the quality of life of residents,” said El Monte City Attorney Clarke Moseley. “That balance is always being tested, more so now that property values are going up.” Gary Von, accountant representative for Valet Services, said the lawsuit was a surprise, but wouldn’t say any more because he said he was directed not to. Paul Gray, the attorney representing the Jackson Family Trust, would not comment because he said had not reviewed the case. Based on records and the area’s history, the city believes there should be only one light-industrial user in the area. last_img read more

Pochettino reveals what he would do if his players suffered racist abuse

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino would take his players off the pitch if they suffered racist abuse.Spurs star Danny Rose was among the England players abused by Montenegrin fans during England’s 5-1 Euro 2020 qualifying victory this week. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Mauricio Pochettino hugs Danny Rose last season. huge blow shining 3 BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED REVEALED REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “A game you can win or you can lose. You can win the three points or lose the three points. I don’t know. But we cannot be hypocrites with that.“There is nothing more important in this life to protect the values and principles and no one can abuse. No one deserves to be abused.“When this type of situation happens, football is not important, you know. If that happens and I am conscious about that, I am the first to say, ‘Stop, we are not going to play. Come on inside. Go off.’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The Football Association described the incidents in Podgorica, where Callum Hudson-Odoi and Raheem Sterling were also targeted, as “abhorrent”.Governing body UEFA subsequently opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro, including a charge of racist behaviour.Reaction has been strong from within the game, with Pochettino joining a growing list of managers who say they would stop proceedings if he witnessed abuse.“If I feel the abuse and I hear it, then out. Stop. Stop,” Pochettino confirmed. “There is nothing more important than to stop that. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ “That is why all my support is to them, and to the players and all the people that maybe are going to see me and say, ‘Oh, I feel the same. I’m going to help if something happens on the street. I’m going to stop that’.“Because some people see some abuse on the street and they don’t want to be involved.”But maybe with that, you are more conscious and sensitive and you are going to be involved and try to stop. I think every single situation that can help that, which is in our hands, we need to be there.”center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “Because football is not important. The most important thing is that you cannot make someone feel and treat them like that.”Pochettino believes the attention drawn to the abuse footballers receive could help people intervene if racism occurs in everyday life.“It was so clear because it was on TV and we could see but how many people suffer abuse in everyday life in different countries, on the street, and no one knows?” Pochettino added. gameday cracker no dice 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Danny Rose was subjected to racist abuse when he was booked towards the end of the 5-1 win Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino REPLY 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST FOOTBALL STORIESlast_img read more

Leicester make Harry Maguire decision after £80million Man United bid

first_img targets Sam Allardyce says Harry Maguire is similar to Virgil van DijkDespite missing Friday’s match, Maguire is expected back in training on Saturday.United have so far completed two signings this summer, bringing in Wales winger Daniel James from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the full-back, from Crystal Palace.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 1 FAREWELL Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 19.81%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen REVEALED TROPHY The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United are trying to complete a late deal for Maguire LIVE on talkSPORT Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested OFF Harry Maguire will play no part in Leicester’s friendly against Atalanta having been left out Brendan Rodgers’ squad following Manchester United bidding for him.As talkSPORT revealed on Thursday, the Red Devils have submitted an £80million take it or leave it bid for Maguire, which will be withdrawn on Monday if no response has been provided. New job Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Caglar Soyuncu is expected to replace Maguire in Rodgers’ starting XI, with the Turkey international likely to keep his place for Leicester’s Premier League opener against Wolves should Maguire be sold before Thursday’s 5pm deadline. Luton vs Middlesbrough (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTSalford City vs Stevenage (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Brentford vs Birmingham (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Nottingham Forest vs West Brom (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Liverpool (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORTBristol City vs Leeds United (Sunday, 4:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 deals Getty Images – Getty BIG PRESENTS UP TOP It was agreed he would sit out the match as he is not in the right frame of mind amid the rumours of a switch to Old Trafford in the final week of the transfer window. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions The bid is understood to still fall slightly short of Leicester’s valuation of Maguire, with The Telegraph claiming the Foxes don’t want to sell, and don’t need to sell, so have set his asking price at £90m.The same report confirms Maguire’s absence from Friday’s friendly against Atalanta at the King Power Stadium, after the centre-back held talks with manager Brendan Rodgers. latest Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week last_img read more

Cardiff confirm players subjected to ‘an unacceptable coaching environment’

first_img stalemate on target The internal investigation, which was conducted by Cardiff’s head of safeguarding and overseen by a senior board member, highlighted ‘a number of significant concerns’ at the Welsh outfit.A statement from the Championship side read: “Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that a comprehensive investigation into accusations of bullying and abuse by current and former employees has been concluded.“The investigation, commissioned under the direction of Capital Law Ltd, conducted by the club’s head of safeguarding and overseen by a senior member of its board of directors, highlighted a number of significant concerns relating to an unacceptable coaching environment over the relevant period of time. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ “This was magnified due to the lack of effective safeguarding processes being followed. Cardiff City Football Club regrets the impact this has had and any distress that may have been caused to those affected by the investigation process that has followed.“The confidential investigation report containing the club’s conclusions and recommendations, has been delivered to the club’s board of directors; the Premier League, the Football Association, Football Association of Wales and our statutory partners. We can provide reassurance that robust changes to procedures have subsequently been implemented and awareness of these issues will be reinforced for the protection of young players at Cardiff City Football Club. targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti That same month, Daily Mail reported the parents of a young English footballer complained to the Premier League club about Bellamy’s behaviour towards their son, who has since left the club.Bellamy, who played for Newcastle, Liverpool, Blackburn, Manchester City, West Ham before ending his career at Cardiff, categorically denied the allegations. 2 statement appointed center_img Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekPartizan Belgrade vs Manchester United (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTSheffield Wednesday vs Leeds (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Burnley vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT LIVE on talkSPORT Cardiff issued a statement on the allegations of bullying Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Craig Bellamy has denied the allegations Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Cardiff City have spoken of their regret at the distress caused after an investigation into allegations of bullying against Craig Bellamy revealed ‘an unacceptable coaching environment’.In January, Bellamy stepped down from his role as Cardiff Under-18s coach pending an investigation of bullying. latest 2 rookie error update “These plans and associated safeguarding education measures have been welcomed and endorsed by the associations and bodies referenced above. An independent audit of the club’s safeguarding provision by Barnado’s in April 2019 confirmed that the club is compliant with the Premier League’s Safeguarding Standards.“The investigative report continues to form part of an employee disciplinary process and thus the club is unable to publicly provide specific details of matters relating to individuals.“Cardiff City Football Club wishes to express its sincere thanks to the players, families and academy staff that have assisted throughout the investigation. This engagement has allowed the club to address previous failings and implement processes and procedures in the most thorough way to prevent similar issues arising in the future.”last_img read more

Workers Return To Bedford GM Plant

first_imgThe longest General Motors strike in history is over and workers in Bedford returned to work over the weekend.United Auto Workers union voted in favor of a four-year labor deal to end the walkout.The United Auto Workers Union released a statement announcing UAW General Motors members ratified the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement Friday. The rank-and-file members voted 57 percent in favor of the deal, according to the union. Locally, the 703 members of UAW Local 440 voted 60 percent to 40 percent not to approve the terms of the agreement, according to union president Kevin Hutchinson.The vote ends a painful work stoppage that has lasted six weeks, costing GM nearly $2 billion in lost production and employees nearly $1 billion in lost wages.The strike by nearly 50,000 hourly GM workers started Sept. 16.It is the largest against a US business since the last GM strike 12 years ago. But that strike was over in less than three days. This strike is the longest auto industry work stoppage in more than 20 years and the longest nationwide auto strike in 50 years.The final deal would give striking workers four small wins and one major loss.Workers are guaranteed a 3 percent pay raise and a 4 percent lump-sum increase in alternating years. Employees got the same result the last time they negotiated a contract in 2015, without going on strike.GM agreed to lift the $12,000 cap on profit-sharing, so there’s no limit to the cut workers can get from GM’s profits.Right now, they each get $1,000 for every $1 billion the company earns.  The Detroit-Hamtramck factory was one of four slated for closure before the strike, it will now stay open, and GM will build electric trucks and vans there.That’s a $3 billion investment in 2,225 jobs.The company will also invest $1 billion in two other factories — one in Tennessee and another in Michigan — to build mid-size SUVs.There is now a process for temporary workers to become permanent employees after three years on the job and for newer hires to earn the full pay rate in four years instead of eight.That top wage rate was increased from about $30 to $32 per hour.The cost of workers’ health care plans, among the lowest in the nation, was left untouched.The company had announced plans to increase premiums but backed down during the strike.Permanent workers will also get an $11,000 signing bonus and temporary workers will get $4,500, basically covering the wages they lost during the strikeUnion negotiators were unable to get GM to move car production from Mexico to the Lordstown, Ohio plant, which once produced the Chevy Cruze, which was perhaps the most sensitive issue on the table.It was terrible news for the 1,400 workers who have since been laid off – several hundred of them have accepted transfers to other factories.GM officials have promised to open an electric car battery factory near the Lordstown plant. That’s not what the union wanted, though, because it would only employ a few hundred people at lower wages.last_img read more

Marshfield Junior Legion routs Plover, sweeps doubleheader at Wisconsin Rapids

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterPLOVER — The Marshfield Post 54 Junior Legion baseball team scored multiple runs in four different innings and went on to blast Plover 9-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Legion League game Tuesday at Memorial Park.Marshfield scored three times in the second and added two runs in the third, fourth, and seventh innings to run away with the victory and improve to 6-3 overall and in league play.Riley Boushack and Mason Coffren each had two hits, and Coffren and Jacob Earll both had two RBIs for the Blue Devils.Tyler Spaeth earned the victory for Marshfield, throwing five shutout innings with two strikeouts. Ryan Zickert and Coffren each pitched an inning to finish off the win.Marshfield will compete in the Antigo Junior Legion Tournament this weekend. Marshfield plays Antigo on Friday night, East Troy and Gladstone (Mich.) on Saturday afternoon, and Oshkosh North on Sunday afternoon.Blue Devils 9, Black Sox 1Marshfield 032 200 2 – 9 8 1Plover 000 000 1 – 1 8 4Plover roster not provided.WP: Tyler Spaeth.SO: Spaeth (5 inn.) 2, Ryan Zickert (1 inn.) 0, Mason Coffren (1 inn.) 1. BB: Spaeth 1, Zickert 0, Coffren 1.Top hitters: M, Riley Boushack 2×4, 2B, run; Joey Goettl 1×1, 2 runs; Coffren 2×3, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Jacob Earll 2B, 2 RBIs.Records: Marshfield 6-3 overall and Wisconsin Valley Legion League; Plover not provided.WISCONSIN RAPIDS — The Marshfield Post 54 Junior Legion baseball team had the bats going on Tuesday, combining for 28 hits and 18 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin Rapids at Witter Field. Marshfield won 7-2 and 11-5.In Game 1 Will Voss allowed two runs in six innings to earn the victory, and he had two RBIs.Devyn Palmer also had a pair of hits and two RBIs, Boushack had three hits, and Ben Gust had two hits in the victory.Caden Schillinger went 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored, and three RBIs in the second game for Marshfield. He also earned the victory on the mound, striking out two in four innings.Hunter Weik and Logan Schreiner each had three hits, and Schreiner drove in three runs for the Blue Devils.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Game 1Marshfield 7, Wisconsin Rapids 4Marshfield 002 410 0 – 7 11 1Wisconsin Rapids 000 110 2 – 4 8 0Wisconsin Rapids roster not submitted.WP: Will Voss.SO: Voss (6 inn.) 2, Logan Griesbach (0 inn.) 0, Devyn Palmer (1 inn.) 1. BB: Voss 1, Griesbach 3, Palmer 1.Top hitters: M, Hunter Weik 2 runs; Palmer 2×4, 2 RBIs; Riley Boushack 3×4, 2 runs; Ben Gust 2×4; Voss 2 RBIs.—Game 2Marshfield 11, Wisconsin Rapids 5Marshfield 200 124 2 – 11 17 4Wisconsin Rapids 301 010 0 – 5 5 1WP: Caden Schillinger.SO: Schillinger (4 inn.) 2, Jacob Earll (3 inn.) 6. BB: Schillinger 4, Earll 1.Top hitters: M, Weik 3×5, 2B, 3 runs; Schillinger 4×4, 2 2Bs, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Logan Schreiner 3×4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Boushack 2×5.Records: Wisconsin Rapids not reported; Marshfield 5-3 overall and Wisconsin Valley Legion League.last_img read more

Quick facts on South Africa

first_imgArea:1.2 million sq kmPopulation (Mid-2009 estimates):49.3 millionCurrency:1 Rand = 100centsTime:GMT + 2 hrsOfficial Name:Republic of South AfricaCapitals:Cape Town (legislative), Pretoria (administrative), Bloemfontein (judicial)Head of State:President Jacob ZumaMain Languages:11 Official languages. English preferred language of businessReligion:Predominantly Christian. Freedom of worship guaranteed by the ConstitutionForm of State:Federal, comprising a central government and nine provincial governmentsLegal System:Based on Roman Dutch law and 1996 ConstitutionNational Legislature:Bi-cameral parliament, elected every five years, comprising a 400- seat National Assembly and a 90- seat Council of ProvincesElectoral System:List-system with proportional representation based on universal adult suffrageTotal GDP 2009:R2,450 bn (at current prices)GDP per Capita:R49,696Real GDP Growth:-1.8%Inflation 2009 (year-on-year) : CPI: 6.3% PPI: 0.7%Exports:Gold, minerals, diamonds, metals and metal products, foods, automotive componentsImports:Machinery, transport equipment, manufactured goods, chemicals, oilMain Trading Partners:Germany, USA, UK, China, Japan, FranceInternational dialing code:+27last_img read more

Avoid Data Caps and Compress Your iPhone Data with Onavo

first_imgRelated Posts If you have to keep an eye on your iPhone data usage – whether it’s due to data caps or roaming fees – then you might like Onavo, a new app that will monitor and compress your data so you can use (and pay for) less data.Once you download the Onavo app and register your device, your data is routed through Ovaco’s services, which compress your data and help you track your usage, identifying for example which apps are data-download-intensive.Once installed the app runs in the background of your iPhone and automatically compresses your download data (not your streaming data, it’s worth pointing out). The app can be toggled on and off and will pause itself when you’re using a WiFi connection. You can also opt to turn off email compression so that data is ignored. Tags:#Apple#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology The trade-off of saving money on data here is, of course, running your data through a third-party service. Onavo does say “we take our users’ privacy very seriously,” storing the minimum amount of data – all aggregated and anonymized. Some metadata is kept to be able to generate the reports. Onavo says it doesn’t story any data and can’t read HTTPS traffic, with the exception of Exchange Mail authentication info, something that users will have to explicitly approve in order to set up.The app works on iPhones and iPads and is coming to Android soon. It’s currently free, but the startup indicates this is just a limited-time offer and it will eventually charge a fee to use the service. In the meantime, Onavo announced today that it has raised $3 million in funding from Sequora Capital and Magma Venture Partners. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces audrey watterslast_img read more

Web.com Acquires the Web’s First Domain Registrar for $400m (Down from $21B)

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Web.com is a business that helps small and medium businesses build websites and Facebook apps. Business is good, too, and today the company announced that it has acquired Network Solutions, a company with a long and complex history, for more than $400 million in cash, plus stock, debt and more. Network Solutions was, among other things, the first company to issue domain names, with the blessing of the US Defense Department and funding from the National Science Foundation. It began doing so 20 years ago next month. At that time domains were issued for free.Four years later, Network Solutions was given permission to start charging for .com and .org domains. The company charged $100 for two years and 30% of the revenue went to the National Science Foundation to create an “Internet Intellectual Infrastructure Fund.” (Which sounds awesome.) Five years after that, the company was acquired by Verisign for an amazing $21 billion.Today it’s an equity firm called General Atlantic that sold Network Solutions for hundreds of millions of dollars. General Atlantic bought control over Network Solutions in 2007 for a reported $800 million. Ouch.From the genesis of the domain name world, complete with subsidies for “national intelectual infrastructure,” to a $21 billion acquisition, to an $800 million deal to now $400 million plus – that seems like quite a fall for Network Solutions.Now it’s a property of mega-URL Web.com, where customers can buy pop-up websites, apps for the leading Walled Garden (Facebook) and a “Gorilla Online Marketing Solution”Who knows what it all means? Perhaps it means that creation of your own little corner of the Internet has fallen from grace and huge financial value, but remains a large business even if it is commodified. marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Netflix Still Tops in Streaming Video Selection

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Granted, your results might differ based on your own personal content selection, but the general trend is that Netflix is still the champ, but only if you count both its the streaming and DVD mailing services. All ten of our selections were available, but only four of them via streaming. Amazon and Comcast had five streaming videos out of the ten available for instant watching, and Vudu and Hulu each had four. Hulu Plus and Comcast Xfinity both have a better selection for TV series than movies, whereas Vudu is better in finding more movies. Amazon has decent coverage in both media.If you are searching for something on Justin.tv, you will quickly find out that you can’t easily find anything. If you hunt around, you might come up with a movie or TV show that someone has uploaded, but chances are this upload won’t be around for very long if it violates the show’s copyrights. Still, if you know your way around, you might be able to find popular shows that have been posted. Netflix has made a name for itself supporting a wide variety of clients and browsers, on everything from Blu-ray TVs to iOS phones and tablets. Of the services examined, Amazon was the only one missing an iOS client. What does it all cost?The fees for each service are also hard to compare with Netflix. Vudu charges per show, and there are different prices depending on the popularity and vintage of the movie. Amazon wants you to sign up for its Prime service at $79 per year, but once you do you have unlimited streaming access for the next 12 months. If you don’t want Prime, you can pay from $1 to $4 to rent the movie for up to two days, or purchase it for download. There are a host of restrictions on how long you can actually have possession for the movie too, based on our wonderful studios legal departments. Justin.tv offers both free and paid accounts that remove inline ads. And Hulu also has two pricing levels: Plus for $8 a month (the same for Netflix’ streaming component) and free. Plus adds full episodes of the TV shows that it offers along with HD quality streaming. Overall, once you leave Netflix you will find fewer choices and searching won’t be as easy to find something to watch. Netflix has a great search engine that won’t just look for movie titles but also check for actors and other principals involved in the movie itself, something the other services don’t do as well at.Plus, your collection of recommendations and previously watched content on Netflix can’t easily be exported to any other service. Finally, while all of the services provide for streaming to your Windows or Mac Web browser, not all movies are available to stream to your iPad or Tivo box.So while you might be upset about paying for two bills for your video rentals from Netflix, unless you are willing to spend more time searching for content, you are probably better off sticking with the service for the time being, at least until the others catch up with their content licenses. Or if you already have a cable TV subscription, investigate whether it offers something similar to Comcast’s Xfinity and see what their coverage is there. Ironically, that might be your best alternative to Netflix after all.NB: Thanks to Maia Rowland who provided the research for this article. As Netflix begins the process of spinning out its streaming business from its traditional DVD rentals, I wanted to examine the alternative streaming services that are currently available. I looked at Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, Vudu.com and Justin.tv. Added to this mix is what is available on Comcast’s Xfinity service to just show what can be found from a typical cable TV company. (Of course, if you don’t live in a Comcast service area, you can’t subscribe to their streaming service online.) I choose five random movies and five TV series to see what was available on each service. #video-comparison-matrix{font-family: Arial, sans-serif;background-color: #CCC;line-height: 1em !important;width: 610px;border-spacing: 1px;text-align: center;}#video-comparison-matrix td{width: 14.286%;}#video-comparison-matrix thead td{font-size: 1em;font-weight: bold;background-color: #b80103;color: #FFF;padding: 5px;}#video-comparison-matrix td.s3, #video-comparison-matrix td.s4{font-size: 0.8em;padding: 5px;}#video-comparison-matrix td.s3{background-color: #555;font-weight: bold;color: #FFF;text-align: left;}#video-comparison-matrix td.s4{background-color: #FFF;}#video-comparison-matrix tr:nth-child(2n) td{background-color: #EFEFEF;}#video-comparison-matrix tr:nth-child(2n) td.s3 { background-color: #444; } Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting david strom Tags:#Analysis#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

For the First Time, TV’s Biggest Live Event Will Be Streamed to Your Phone

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#news#television#web center_img When it comes to watching television without the aid of a cable subscription or rabbit ears, the Web is pretty accommodating these days. Most popular shows stream new episodes within 24 hours and even many live television events can be streamed online. One of the biggest deal killers for would-be “cord cutters,” however has always been live sports. If you’re a huge football fan, for example, there’s no way around it: you need TV the old fashioned way. That’s still largely the case, but watching the year’s biggest sporting event via the Internet just got a whole lot easier. The Super Bowl, which is the most-watched television broadcast in the United States, will be streamed live to computers and smartphones, the NFL announced today. NBC and the NFL will both stream a high-definition quality broadcast of the game online with alternative camera angles, DVR-style controls and other interactive features. In addition to being accessible on the desktop Web, the stream will be available via Verizon’s NFL Mobile app, which is available on both iOS and Android. It’s not the first sporting event to be streamed live, but its certainly the biggest. If the networks ever wanted an opportunity to give large-scale live streaming a test run, this would be a pretty good one. The Super Bowl attracts over 100 million viewers, most of whom will have no problem sitting around the television set per usual to watch the game. If anything, making it available online will expand the audience and may even offer the networks some interesting viewership statistics and a few takeaways about the future of television. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlowlast_img read more

Peter Cech denies move to Arsenal

first_imgCzech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech’s management company has denied any talk of a deal with English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal by posting on Twitter.The 33-year-old is expected to put a halt to his 11-year-old Chelsea career and move to London rivals Arsenal having had to sit out much of last season due to the presence of Belgian international Thibaut Courtois, who stepped in as the regular Chelsea custodian.However, after reports indicated an announcement was imminent that Cech would join the Gunners, he took the unusual step of sharing a message posted by his management company – The Sports PR Company – on Twitter on Monday night.  . @MailSport @LeeClayton_ as we told you, No transfer deal has been done yet for @PetrCech – as soon as any news @PetrCech will confirm. Sports PR Company (@SportsPRCompany) June 22, 2015   The tweet was retweeted by Peter Cech on Tuesday.last_img read more

Players should avoid ugly confrontations: Thakur

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 25 (PTI) Stressing on the importance of clean cricket, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said incidents like the showdown between Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary in a Ranji Trophy match should not take place and promised corrective measures. “Incidents like this should not take place in any sports. Each and every player playing the game should avoid indulging in such kind of acts. I had a word with game officials and asked them to look into the details of the incident,” said Thakur on the sidelines of a match played between Parliamentarians and Celebrities.”All corrective measures will be taken on the cricketers,” he added.Delhi Captain Gautam Gambhir had a heated exchange of words with his Bengal counterpart Manoj Tiwary during their Ranji match yesterday. The umpire had to step in to pacify the players.Gambhir was fined 70 percent of his match fees while Tiwary copped a penalty of 40 percent for the altercation during the third day of play. PTI MG PM PMlast_img read more

ISL 2015: Nicolas Anelka likely to quit after Mumbai City FC’s poor run

first_imgFollowing his team’s poor run in the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL), which has left them with almost no chance to qualify for the semi-finals, Mumbai City FC marque-player-cum-manager Nicolas Anelka admitted that he might not return to the tournament’s next season in 2016.The hopes of making it to the semis were all but shattered for hosts Mumbai after they played out a 1-1 draw against visitors Kerala Blasters FC  on Thursday.Striker Antonio German scored the equaliser (89th minute) for Kerala, much to the surprise of the home crowd, after Spanish midfielder Juan Aguilera opened the scoring (25th) for the hosts.Also read: Kerala, Mumbai lose chances to qualify for the semifinals “Our target was to qualify for the semis this season and as we are not in a position to qualify. So I don’t think if I will return to ISL next season. But you have to speak to the owners for details about this,” Anelka said at the post-match press conference here.With the draw, Mumbai are struggling in the seventh position in the standings with 13 points from 12 games, having won three, drawn four and lost five.After being a player in season 1 for Mumbai, the French footballer took an added responsibility this season to manage the side, but with the current season coming to the end in a few days’ time, the 36-year-old believes it was a tough and difficult job for him altogether in ISL 2.”It was a difficult job for me this season. I don’t want to blame anyone else for this. It is hard when you pick fingers at anyone. We are all responsible for the loss,” he said.advertisementThe former Chelsea star striker pointed out that despite putting in their best effort in the pre-season, the team failed to perform and injuries were one of the main factors.”We can’t win by winning just a few matches. Minimum five to six matches must be won. We worked hard in the pre-season but couldn’t deliver in the matches. This time we had a talented squad but we couldn’t do well,” Anelka said.Mumbai, after drawing their last match at home, will travel to Chennai to face Chennaiyin FC on December 1.last_img read more

‘No way Klopp will be tempted by Real Madrid’

first_imgLiverpool ‘No way Klopp will be tempted by Real Madrid’ – Liverpool boss tipped to stay put Chris Burton 19:47 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2017-18 Getty Images Liverpool Jürgen Klopp Real Madrid Primera División Premier League The Reds boss has been mentioned as a possible successor to Zinedine Zidane, but Christian Purslow thinks he’ll remain at Anfield Jurgen Klopp is being backed to remain at Liverpool by former Reds director Christian Purslow, with him claiming there is “no way” the German will be tempted by Real Madrid .The German tactician is among those to have been  mooted as a possible successor to Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu following the shock resignation of a three-time Champions League winner.Klopp was on the receiving end of the last of those triumphs , with Liverpool suffering a 3-1 defeat in Kiev following an error-strewn display from goalkeeper Loris Karius. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The Reds had, however, performed admirably in reaching that stage and, with further additions already being made at Anfield , are looking to the future with optimism and excitement.Purslow believes that will be enough to keep Klopp in his current post, with Liverpool’s former managing director telling Sky Sports : “The key difference I think for the last five, 10, 15, 20 years, is the sheer amount of wealth in the Premier League means there’s no economic reason for those managers to move to Real Madrid.”It boils down to prestige, trophies and where they see the potential of their current situation.”There is no way I think Jurgen Klopp is going to be tempted to move given the season he’s just come off.”While confident that his former employers on Merseyside can retain the services of their highly-rated manager, Purslow fears Tottenham may face more of a struggle if Madrid decide to make a move for Mauricio Pochettino.He added: “I’m less certain about Pochettino. I saw his comments and he didn’t exactly dismiss it.”He’s got a long-term contract – well done Daniel Levy. It would cost Madrid a huge amount of money to sign Pochettino, to break that contract.”But I think if they offer Spurs £50 million and he wanted to go, stranger things have happened in football.”Pochettino has provided mixed messages when quizzed on his links to Madrid , with claims that he is happy in north London after penning fresh terms countered by admittance that anything can happen in the future. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

When it pays to be an un-hip marketer

first_imgAre you uncool and old school? I am, apparently – at least my teenage daughter tells me so.The good news is, sometimes it pays to be un-hip. Especially if you work in marketing. I was reminded of this by Dorie Clark’s recent piece in the Harvard Business Review Blog. As she notes, sometimes the pursuit of shiny new things leads us away from basic marketing principles that work best.She says, ask yourself:1. What is everyone else doing — and how can I do the opposite? Being trendy makes you less of a standout. If every other charity is sending out calendars to thank supporters, buck the trend and give donors personal calls, for example. If everyone is zigging, zag.2. What worked in the past that’s been abandoned — and why? Some old ideas should not come back. Like the below fashion statement which I first saw via Jeffrey Forster. But we often stop effective marketing programs because staff change, people find it dull or someone drops the ball. Take a tour of your past and brush the dust off what worked before. It might work well again.3. What circumstances have changed that might allow for new opportunities? Are there old ideas whose time has come?I’m with Dorie Clark. It’s not a bad thing to eschew the shiny and embrace the dusty. Especially if it’s marketing gold. But not if it’s double denim.last_img read more

3 tips for being calmer and more creative

first_imgHBR has a nice post this week on quieting your mind – and recharging it. You can check out the whole article here, and I’ve posted a quick summary. Try one or all of these three practices:1. Mini-meditation: For 10 minutes on public transportation each morning, close your eyes and imagine a relaxing scene like a tree or waterfall. Try to focus only on that. If you drive to work, arrive 10 minutes early and do this in the parking lot. Says author Matthew May, “People who meditate show more gray matter in certain regions of the brain, show stronger connections between brain regions and show less age-related brain atrophy.” Sounds like a good reason to try this!2. Pulsing: Take breaks between stretches of 90 minutes of work. You just spent a lot of energy – now recharge for five minutes by doodling, listening to music or taking a brief stroll.3. Daydream walks: Find 20 minutes or so to let your mind wander. A lunchtime walk or morning jog are good times to try. Do not think about work but rather something you like to imagine, like a dream trip. You’re taking care of your creative brain – and the benefits will extend to all of your life.last_img read more

Professional Development Opportunities in Global Health

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 2, 2015August 10, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The Maternal Health Task Force works to build a strong maternal health community. That strength starts with you! Here are a few opportunities that you may find helpful in your career.Global Public Health Course, 10 weeks starting March 2nd, 2015: This course, developed by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) a member institution of the SDSN, will focus on various aspects of public health from infectious diseases to NCDs, from health systems to big data, all while placing health as central to the broader framework of sustainable development. The course comprises of video lectures posted every week, reading material, quizzes and an interactive discussion forum, which an be completed at the student’s convenience. Faculty of the course include Prof. K. Srinath Reddy (President, PHFI), Dr. Richard Cash (PHFI/Harvard School of Public Health), Prof. Vinod Paul (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Mr. Rob Yates (Chatham House), and others.  Further details about the course, including the course structure, requirements and syllabus can be found on the website. For any questions regarding the course, please email the course team at [email protected] Tomorrow Needs Her, March 4th, 2015,  7:30 pm EST: A special webcast marking the launch of a multimedia campaign highlighting the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to provide accessible, high-quality health care to women and girls around the world. Because Tomorrow Needs Her is a collection of first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers — midwives, OBGYNs, physicians, nurses, and counselors — who have treated women and girls in a host of different countries and contexts over the past two decades. To find out more, visit the event page and the website or follow us at #TomorrowNeedsHer.Putting Mothers and Babies First: Benefits Across a Lifetime, Webcast: Last week, experts gathered to discuss the important intersections between women’s and newborn health and what integrating these two fields looks like practically. Panelists included Ana Langer with the MHTF, Joy Riggs-Perla with Saving Newborn Lives, Alicia Yamin with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and Kirsten Gagnaire with Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action. In case you missed the live webcast, read a summary and watch the video at The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Share this:last_img read more

Recognizing Child Marriage as a Maternal and Women’s Health Issue

first_imgPosted on April 10, 2017September 15, 2017By: Yvette Efevbera, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Fatimatah* was forced into marriage by her family at the age of 16. She described not wanting to marry: “I told him, ‘No, I do not love you, and I do not want that this is my husband. For now, I am going to pursue my studies, and even if I am going to marry, it is not with you. I do not love you.’”But she was already three years older than the age at which her sister was married, and her family said she had no choice. Fatimatah ran away from home, hid at neighbors’ houses and tried to finish her schooling, but was eventually forced to return home, where her family had already celebrated the traditional marriage.Married life for Fatimatah was physically and emotionally painful. Her husband was poor, and she was forced to find ways to earn money for her own livelihood; she still has scars on her head from carrying buckets of water and candies to sell over four miles a day. Her husband regularly beat her and threw objects at her, causing chronic back pain, headaches and sinus infections. Fatimatah suffered from three miscarriages that went untreated and is now told she cannot have children. She described her ailing physical health and overall wellbeing as consequences of her marriage.Unfortunately, Fatimatah’s story is not hers alone. Globally, one in nine girls marries before age 15, and about one in three marries before age 18. The majority of these child marriages occur in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. In Guinea, a West African country recently devastated by the Ebola epidemic, more than 50% of girls marry early, despite that the legal minimum age of consent for marriage in Guinea is 18 years old.As Fatimatah’s case illustrates, early marriage puts young girls at risk of developing numerous negative maternal and reproductive health outcomes including early pregnancy, reduced contraceptive use and poor birth spacing. Studies have also found poorer maternal health-seeking behaviors among child brides, such as fewer antenatal visits and lower odds of deliveries with skilled birth attendants.Women who marry early may also have lower decision-making power and autonomy in the household, another pathway through which early marriage affects health. Like Fatimatah, young brides may be at increased risk of experiencing domestic violence. One study found that women who married before the age of 18 in India were almost twice as likely to have reported ever experiencing intimate partner violence in their married lives than those who married as adults. In addition to physical consequences, these interactions directly led to stress and depression, as described by Fatimatah, ultimately affecting socioemotional wellbeing.Risk factors for early marriage, as well as poorer maternal health outcomes, may be linked to education and poverty. In the African context, early marriage has accounted for up to 28% of school dropouts in some countries. Girls with primary education or no education are more likely to marry early compared to girls with secondary education, and secondary school attainment has been documented to be disrupted by the marriage, as illustrated by Fatimatah’s case. When girls are not able to complete higher levels of education, their opportunities to find employment and earn income are reduced. Lower income and education may affect maternal knowledge, behavior and accessibility to resources. Moreover, a mother’s education not only affects her own health, but also that of her children. Recent evidence from across sub-Saharan Africa illustrates that through reduced wealth and education, early marriage negatively affects early childhood development, creating an intergenerational cycle.When asked to share any positive experiences from her marriage, Fatimatah responded, “Yes, there were positive things: suffering. The suffering that I suffered there. It is that which gave me the courage to become what I would be tomorrow, or what I am today.”In some ways, her story might be considered a success. Her parents, fearing for her life, removed her from her marital home after five years. Her knack for entrepreneurship and her perseverance to study enabled her to make enough money to complete secondary school, national exams and eventually university. She was also able to start her own small organization and is now in a role that allows her to guide and council other young women.So what we can learn from Fatimatah’s experience? Child marriage cannot be viewed or treated exclusively as a human rights issue. The public health community must also address it from the perspective of maternal and women’s health.*Name changed to protect the identity of the participant. **Fatimatah’s interview is part of a larger qualitative study on child marriage, health and wellbeing in Guinea led by Yvette Efevbera. Most sincere thank you to Fatimatah for sharing her experiences, to numerous Guinean friends and colleagues who supported and encouraged this research and to Dr. Paul Farmer, Prof. Jacqueline Bhabha and Dr. Günther Fink for academic advising.—Access resources related to global adolescent sexual and reproductive health.Learn more about child marriage from UNFPA, UNICEF and the World Health Organization.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

How to do FIFA 20 celebrations on Xbox One & PS4

first_imgFIFA 20 is set for release later this month , with an exciting array of new features, playing modes and additions – such as controlled tackling and composed finishing.But one of the biggest talking points is the addition of several new celebrations that will also, with this iteration of the game including some fresh moves. The celebrations were first unveiled in EA Sports’ official gameplay trailer released earlier in the summer . 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? Dele Alli’s famous viral challenge is one of the new additions, as is Mohamed Salah’s yoga pose and Roberto Firmino’s ‘eye patch’ celebration against Paris Saint-Germain. Samuel Umtiti’s 2018 World Cup semi-final strut and Antoine Griezmann’s ‘air guitar’ move makes an appearance, as does Richarlison’s ‘pigeon dance’.Goal has rounded up the new FIFA 20 celebrations below and how you can use them on both Playstation and XBox as well as PC Gamepad. Celebration Playstation XBox / PC Gamepad Swagger Hold R1 + Double Tap ▢ Hold RB + Double Tap B Knee slide Hold R1 Flick R ⇦⇦ Hold RB Flick R ⇦⇦ Eye patch Hold R2 Press R (R3) Hold RT Press R (R3) Pigeon Hold R1 Press R (R3) Hold RB Press R (R3) Challenge (Dele Alli celebration) Hold L2 Double Tap ▢ Hold LT Double Tap X V Run towards camera Run towards camera I can’t hear you Hold L2 Hold R ⇨ Hold LT Hold R ⇨ Scissors Hold L1 Press ▢ Hold L1 Press X Yoga (Mo Salah celebration) Press X (Signature) Press A (Signature) Nailbiter Hold R2 Hold R ⇧ Hold RT Hold R ⇧ Speed walk Hold R1 Flick R ⇨⇨ Hold RB Hold Flick ⇨⇨ Head slap Run towards camera & signature Run towards camera & signature Pigeon Hold R1 Press R (R3) Hold RB Press R (R3) Guitar dance Hold R1 Flick R ⇧⇧ Hold RB Flick R ⇧⇧ Power slide Hold L1 Spin R around Hold LB Spin R around Spinning frog Hold L2 Spin R around Hold LT Spin R around If you’re interested in figuring out how to do the viral Alli challenge yourself in real life, you can read our in-depth how-to guide here (be careful – it’s not as easy as it looks).last_img read more

Valverde denies dropping Rakitic over transfer speculation

first_imgAn irritated Ernesto Valverde denied he is leaving Ivan Rakitic out of his Barcelona team due to uncertainty about the midfielder’s future.Rakitic was an unused substitute on Saturday as La Liga champions Barca were held to a 2-2 draw away to newly-promoted Osasuna .The Croatia international has only played 44 minutes this season, as a substitute in the 1-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao, amid persistent talk he has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain as part of a proposed deal to bring Neymar back to Camp Nou . 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 Barca head coach Valverde, though, insisted his team selections are purely tactical.”What do you want me to say?” Valverde told reporters when asked about Rakitic.”Last year he was playing and Nelson [Semedo] was on the bench. The other day he played well and we stuck with the same team, with Sergi Roberto in midfield. We have a lot to choose from.”It’s a great question, but it could be about anyone. The market does not influence my decisions at all. If I think he’ll come in handy for a game, I’ll play him. I choose depending on the game.”Barca went behind just seven minutes in thanks to Roberto Torres’ strike, but 16-year-old Ansu Fati and Arthur put the visitors 2-1 up in the second half.However, Torres’ 81st-minute penalty following a Gerard Pique handball secured a draw for Osasuna at El Sadar to leave Barca with just four points from their first three games of the season, their lowest such return since 2008-09.”We were not good in the first half but we were good in the second half, we had them pinned back,” Valverde said.”When we got in front, we had the chance to extend our lead, but there was an absurd moment, a penalty, and it’s a shame because we had the game there to be won and we should have killed it off.”It’s about imposing ourselves on the opposition. The opponents always press us because it’s one of the games of the year for them. You have to know how to control that.”Valverde was delighted with the impact of Fati, who became Barca’s youngest La Liga goalscorer when he buried a header from Carles Perez’s cross just six minutes after his introduction.”He’s a forward who takes on the opposition, and he’s a good finisher, as he showed with the goal,” Valverde said.”We thought we lacked a spark when we brought him on.”He’s a young player, but there are a lot of good things about them: dribbling, confidence, forcing the opposition back. He came on when we were losing, at a tough ground, and he responded well.”last_img read more

Southgate commits to England amid Spurs speculation

first_imgGareth Southgate has declared he intends to see out his current contract leading the England national team in light of recent speculation linking him to Tottenham. Reports over the past week have suggested Southgate has become a target to take over at Spurs if Mauricio Pochettino moves on.In the wake of Tottenham’s recent poor form, that speculation was likely set to increase, but Southgate has quickly looked to set the record straight as he committed to the Three Lions.  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 “You go to bed Saturday night and you wake up Sunday morning and the agenda’s set,” Southgate said. “Look, I’ve said in the summer, I’m not somebody that needs to hedge my bets and needs to play cleverly and say, ‘I’ll keep this door open, that door open’.”I’m the England manager and it’s a massive privilege to do the job. There’s a lot of work to do here with the team.”We think the team can continue to improve, and until I’m told otherwise, 2022 is my contract, and that’s it.”England will continue their bid to qualify for Euro 2020 with upcoming games against Czech Republic and Bulgaria with Southgate’s side currently top of Group A and with a game in hand. Meanwhile, Tottenham’s horror week continued on Saturday as they lost 3-0 to Brighton after being hammered 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Despite those results, Pochettino stressed he’s not concerned about his job and won’t be changing his football philosophy anytime soon. “No, I am not worried, what worries me is life, not football,” Pochettino said.”I don’t want you to take it the wrong way, what scares me is life, not football. Football is to be strong and be brave and take decisions and to show your face when things are not good.”That is what we are going to do, face the negative things and try to work hard to change this dynamic. In my position I need to accept all the criticism. The same when you praise me or the team.”I’m going to accept it in the same way and it’s not going to change my vision, from you or the pundit because you’re criticising me or describing a situation differently to what you expect.”last_img read more

Klopp reveals how Dortmund asked him to return

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Borussia Dortmund CEO Joachim Watzke tried to lure him back to Germany in the summer of 2018.The Bundesliga giants were in the market for a new coach after seeing Peter Bosz and Peter Stoger fail to convince in the 2017-18 campaign.Watzke decided to reach out to Klopp despite being fully aware that he was tied to a long-term contract at Anfield. 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 approach came as something of a surprise to a man who had previously enjoyed seven memorable years with Dortmund – a spell which included two title triumphs.In a new biography about Watzke called ‘Real Love: A life with BVB’, Klopp says of a call he took in May 2018: “At some point my phone rang while I was on the plane and Aki was on it: ‘Jurgen, you have to come back’. I laughed, I thought he was kidding.“’Are you stupid, have you been drinking? How do you get that idea, I have a few more years in Liverpool’.“I do not know how serious he was at that moment, but I realised that he wanted me to be more willing to respond.”Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2019-20Watzke admits that he always expected Klopp to knock back his advances, with a coach who would go on to claim Champions League glory with Liverpool in 2018-19 tied to a deal with the Reds through to 2022.“I knew that Jurgen would say no and that he would fulfil his contract in Liverpool,” Watzke said. “But if you want to go in a new direction, and we had to hit a new path at BVB at that point, then I had to at least ask Jurgen if it was a possibility.“I did not expect it at all, but I would never have forgiven myself had I not at least asked him at that moment.”While Klopp politely declined at that point in time, no door has been closed to Dortmund.There is still plenty for the 52-year-old to achieve in England, as he sets his sights on a Premier League crown, but he has hinted at walking away when his current deal comes to a close.If his services were then required by Dortmund at some stage, an emotional return to Signal Iduna Park could be made.“As a rescuer at a time of need, if the club really needs my help, why should I not do it?” Klopp said.“It’s very nice that I even have the opportunity. But I do not think it’s very likely to happen.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Boys basketball: Mark Morris 61, Hockinson 37

first_img Hockinson Hawks Rarey Sommer had 18 points and Reece Gibb added 17 for the Monarchs.Dakota Sounders had 15 to pace the Hawks.MARK MORRIS 61, HOCKINSON 37HOCKINSON — Micah Paulsen 5, Dakota Sounders 15, Carson Yinger 5, Sawyer Racanelli 5, Levi Crum 4, Caleb Newman 1, Jeremiah Faulstick 2. Totals 10 (4) 13-21 37MARK MORRIS — Dawson Fritz 6, Brayden Harris 5, Cole Busch 0, Reece Gibb 17, Rome Hendrickson 0, Jack Shipley 2, Thomas Sprague 13, Rarey Sommer 18. Totals 27 (4) 3-4 61.Hockinson 9 7 12 9–37M. Morris 13 13 15 20–61 The Columbian Tags Share: GO Published: December 20, 2018, 11:04pm Boys basketball: Mark Morris 61, Hockinson 37 By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email:last_img read more

So You Think Your Drinking Water is Clean Think Again

first_img The Mitte Water Filter is (Almost) Ready to Provide the Best Damn Water Ever 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made We’re not about to drink directly from a backcountry stream without a legit water purifier. What do you think we are? Dummies? Increasingly, we need to adopt this same ‘duh’ mindset to our tap water, which likely contains dangerous chemicals, bacteria, heavy metals, and microplastics— which are super-fine pieces of plastic we ingest daily that are threatening our health in a major way.Yup, microplastics are even in 90 percent of bottled water.Two years ago, when a state of emergency was issued in Flint, Michigan, the reality that our drinking water could have anything from Coliform bacteria to lead in it struck an alarming chord. But tap water looks so clean… and my fridge has a filter in it… and aren’t there massive water treatment facilities dedicated to stripping contaminants and parasites before water gets to our glasses?The reality is that most of us have no idea what chemicals are actually in our water, and how we can realistically go about making the water we do have as safe as possible to consume.The Manual sat down with the Managing Director and Head of Brand at LifeStraw, Alison Hill and Tara Lundy— two brilliant leaders in the filtration category who set the record straight on chemicals, the growing emergency of contaminated tap water, and how we can drink the cleanest, healthiest H2O possible.So, how bad is our water in the USA?LifeStraw knows bad water. Their filtration solutions and technology have been designed to deal with the world’s absolute worst water sources in Africa and the backcountry.“We saw that these issues were impacting US households,” Hill says. “After the Flint water crisis, researchers started looking at what was in our water and in recent years found that between 9-45 million Americans get their drinking water from a source that is in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.”That means everything from microplastics to Chromium-6 (the ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical), Chromium-3, lead, bacteria, parasites, and other heavy metals are hiding in plain sight. Mmm… refreshing?“There are a number of contaminants infecting people’s tap water, and a lot of cases,” adds Lundy. Go ahead and Google “boil advisory” and you’ll find a rash of news articles from around the country relating to communities’ drinking water being contaminated with pathogens (i.e. bacteria and viruses that cause disease). “[These] advisories may last for days or weeks, and it’s increasingly a problem as we see more hurricanes and natural disasters,” Lundy says.How does water get infected?Microplastics, heavy metals, and bacteria can enter our drinking water a number of ways. While microplastics leech from the jackets we throw in the laundry into groundwater sources, agricultural runoff drains pesticides into that same source, and heavy metals and other contaminants leach from the actual water systems in houses and municipalities. This was partially the case in Flint, where miles upon miles of iron, copper, and lead pipes had been corroded.America’s overarching water infrastructure is rife with challenges that will likely result in increased emergencies and water safety issues in the coming years, says expert water correspondent Codi Kozacek.Is our water making us sick?“Parasites lead to gastrointestinal problems, lead has an impact on childhood development, and early data suggests exposure to levels of chromium leads to different kinds of cancers and neurological disorders,” says Lundy. “Exposure to any one of thousands of contaminants can lead to one of thousands of problems, but we don’t know everything yet.”The true health impact of contaminated water is still under scrutiny, but what we can say for a fact is that an issue like microplastics being pervasive across all our water sources is so alarming (our contamination rate is freaking 94 percent) the World Health Organization launched an emergency initiative task force to look at the impact, says Lundy and Hill.Guess we’ll be drinking sparkling tequila water in the meantime.How do we get contaminants out, like, today? … and is my dinky filter doing anything?Water treatment facilities are set up to address large contaminants, “and they do it with chlorine,” says Hill. Lundy chimes in that this is the main way municipalities improve their water, and in some areas, you can fill a glass of water from the tap and it will smell like a pool.Odds are, the water filter you’re using at home is primarily working to remove chlorine. “A lot of refrigerators have built-in filters, so they’re better than the tap, but these baseline filtration products are concerned with improving taste and they do that by removing chlorine,” says Hill.Removing bad bacteria and heavy metals take more muscle. Unfortunately, much of the filtration category has been busy innovating their water pitcher designs and colorways instead of looking at core technology upgrades. For that reason, LifeStraw decided to release their own in-home water purifier this spring. (and it’s aesthetically amazing as well as efficient.)LifeStraw’s in-home purifier will include their hollow fiber membrane that uses microscopic pores to trap contaminants so only water can pass through. Even if you never change the filter (we’ll get to that bad habit in a hot second), bacteria will never be allowed through, the flow rate will just get very low.So, what in-home filter do I use?Since water quality testing is extremely difficult given its cost and scarcity (LifeStraw found only 3 external labs globally that test for microplastics, for instance), save your money on “dissolved solids” water tests and invest in a comprehensive home filter.Research the product you’re going to use and check that the company has been certified and tested against a set of standards related to health impact (not just taste). For instance, LifeStraw’s home purifier performs to NSF standards.Pick a filter with “substantial claims,” Hill says. LifeStraw’s market research found that while 80-percent of households have a filter, only 30-percent believe it works. Market sales data proved filters with smaller claims had less repurchase filter sales, meaning the more you respect what nasty gunk your filter is getting out, the more you’ll replace on time.That being said… replace the damn filter every 2 months or 150 liters (unless the product recommends sooner).Buy a bundle pack of replacement filters to have on-hand.Shop Lifestraw Products How to Make a Whiskey Sour How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

5 of the Most Expensive Rums on the Planet

first_imgWhen you think of rum, what comes to mind first? Bloodthirsty pirates? A Coca-Cola-based drink you slurped back on spring break? Or maybe you think of a refined, complex spirit deserving of slow slips and careful consideration? If the latter, then you, sir or madam, must be a true connoisseur of exquisite rum, the kind of rum for which you would expect to pay, say $50,000 per bottle, no? Too much? How about just $2,600, then?You can get a fine bottle of rum for about $50 and a truly great bottle for a little under $100. But to dabble in the best rums on the planet — or at least the most expensive — you’re going to need to add a zero or two. Or three. Maybe overly expensive rum was the reason pirates stole things instead of paying for them? Or maybe they were just kind of jerks.New Grove Double Cask Moscatel Finish Rum – $95You might not think of the island of Mauritius when you think of great rum regions (though you may think of the dodo, the famously not-so-bright and very much extinct flightless bird once native to the land), but this tiny republic, situated in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, produces some world-class liquor. New Grove has been producing rum since 1838, and they offer more than a dozen spirits, including affordable spiced rums, unique liqueurs made with rum and ingredients like honey, vanilla, or coffee, and their line of pricier, rarer rums like the Double Cask Moscatel Finish Rum, which is partially aged in wine barrels.Zafra 30-Year-Old Rum – $200The Zafra rum distillery takes its name from the Spanish word for the process of harvesting sugar cane, the zafra. This rum is produced in Panama and then aged for three decades in bourbon barrels, taking on a deep, rich hue and notes of vanilla, fruit, and oak from the wood. It is sumptuous on its own, but the distillers from Zafra fully encourage its use in cocktails as well, including the Classic Daiquiri and the Mojito. And if $200 is more than you want to spend on a 30-year-old rum, how about $52 on Zafra’s other rum, which is only aged for 21 years?Black Tot British Royal Naval Rum – $850The name of this deep, dark, rum comes from a dark day indeed: on July 31, 1970, the British Royal Navy officially ended the daily rum ration issued to its sailors. The date came to be called Black Tot Day. This spirit was produced in homage to the rum the sailors used to get to help brace them for the hard work called for by life at sea, though the seaman’s wages probably wouldn’t have covered more than a dram or two. Bold notes of dark berries, dark chocolate, oak, and coffee pervade the aroma and palate of this pricey but superb spirit.Trois Rivières Millésime 1980 en Carafe Baccarat – $2,620This rum was distilled in Martinique in 1980 and has been aged for almost four decades since, making perfect use of the island’s terroir, including rich volcanic soil and plenty of sun and rain. The liquor releases a powerful bouquet of ripe fruit, caramel, and coffee, with a flavor adding in pepper and a faint anise taste in the long, gentle finish. Bottles are priced in pounds (one sells for £2,000) so the price in U.S. dollars will fluctuate with the exchange rate. If you don’t want to spend about $2,620 but you still want a great rum from Martinique, try a bottle of Trois Rivières Rhum Ambré (Gold Rum), which has many of the same notes but costs just $45.Goslings Auld Trophy Rum – $10,000It might be hard to find a bottle of this limited-edition rum today, and you’ll likely pay more than the $10,000 asking price, too. But as it was made from the last of this legacy distillery’s oldest rum barrels, you’ll be buying a true taste of history. Auld Trophy Rum was produced in 2017 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the America’s Cup sailing race given the event’s taking place in the waters around Bermuda, home of the distillery. If 10 grand (or more) is a few dollars too many, try their more affordable Black Rum, or a bottle of Goslings Ginger Beer. Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Level 9 Cocktails Recipes to Mix Up for National Rum Day Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America The Best Rums for Mixing to Turn Any Night Into Island Night last_img read more

7 of the Best Hard Ciders to Try Right Now

first_imgThe U.S. is pressing fiercely toward 1,000 cider houses from sea to shining sea. It’s an impressive stat that confirms the industry as much, much more than just a trend. In this, the golden age of drinking, we no longer have to slug down sweet hard ciders made from overly processed ingredients and other additives. Instead, we are treated to the styles and personality one normally associates with the wine or beer realms. Unlike wine and beer, cider is a little less limited by geography. There are good apples growing just about everywhere, meaning a glut of good cider for the masses, made fresh and with a collective cider-making IQ that continues to rise. If you’re still on the fence about the stuff, there’s hardly been a better time to explore. Here are some of our favorites:Bauman’s Clyde’s DryBauman’s predates Prohibition by a long shot. The Willamette Valley farm was established in 1895 and began fermenting apples in barrels shortly thereafter. Today, it’s led by fourth-generation farmer and cider maker Christine Walter. Clyde’s Dry may be the label’s best cider. It’s layered like a good glass of wine, made from more than a dozen apple varieties, and boasts a rich tannic structure. For those still wary of the cider movement, give this one a try. It’s as well-built as any of your favorite IPAs or Chardonnays. Swift Cider Pineapple HopInfused ciders don’t always work but this one is a shining example of how to pull it off. Like a hazy IPA, it’s tropical and balanced, with a slight bitterness afforded by a light hop bill. Swift operates out of Portland, turning out a strong cast of natural ciders. What’s best about this option is the pineapple flavor, which comes through cleanly and genuinely. Outside of the obvious margarita or Corona, it’s hard to imagine a better beverage to accompany fish tacos. Shacksbury Arlo CiderVermont producer Shacksbury makes Old World cider in the New World. The Arlo calls Basque cider country its muse, showing a beautiful balance between dryness and tartness. It’s the result of a partnership that extends across the pond, involving European apple varieties fermented in chestnut barrels in Spain. The resulting juice is shipped stateside where it’s blended with some local New England fruit. In the end, it’s one of the better options out there, in terms of what’s canned and bottled. Mayador Natural CiderCider has a rich tradition in the Basque country of Spain, where it’s affectionately dubbed “sidra.” The Mayador Natural is a great example of the legacy, a rustic offering with plenty of punchy acid, herbaceous notes, and extremely bright apple flavors. It’s a little funky and does well with similarly funky cheeses. Farnum Hill FarmhouseThis New Hampshire outfit turns out some delicious adult apple juice. The Farmhouse is wonderfully raw, with clean green apple flavors and decent structure. It’s a good intro to the farmhouse style in that it’s not overly funky or yeasty, but you can still detect a bit of each. Enjoy this one on a warm afternoon with some salty snacks. Finnriver Oak and AppleWashington is the Apple State, so it damn well oughta make some good cider. Finnriver is among the state’s best producers, located in agriculturally fertile Chimacum in the Olympic Peninsula. The Oak and Apple is a fine cider and more than stands up to its own oak regimen. The brightness of the apples is counteracted by a woodsy, whiskey-like backbone. Made from Yakima Valley apples, this cider shows brightness, a bit of sweet vanilla, and some subtle spice notes. It’s semi-dry but far from sweet. E.Z. Orchards Willamette Valley CiderE.Z. Orchards crafts cider out of Salem, Oregon’s capital city. The brand began about a century ago as an orchard operation. Today, they’re known for growing outstanding heirloom apple varieties and turning out excellent ciders. The Willamette Valley is a gorgeous honey hue, with pie fruit flavors and warm, baking spice elements. It’s a bit hard to get your hands on given limited production and distribution, but well worth the effort. Bundle Up Right Now With the Best Sweaters for Men The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Editors’ Recommendations 9 Cocktails Recipes to Mix Up for National Rum Day last_img read more

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with the Oregon Zoo

first_imgWhat 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 — food and drink editor Sam Slaughter and the apotheosis of a host Greg Nibler — are joined by Travis Koons, Animal Curator, and Leland Brown, Non-lead Hunting Education Coordinator for the Oregon Zoo, to talk about the real life of working in a zoo. (Hint: It’s not about chasing down rogue penguins.) Did you read Zoobooks as a kid and want to work in a zoo? Do you have an equally awesome job that we should know about? Let us know! If you ever have a question or comment for The Manual podcast folks, give us a shout at [email protected] — we’re always around! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye out for podcast polls so you can join the discussion.Further ReadingYou Can Seek Wild Sharks in the Bahamas in the Name of ConservationMeet the 2019 Dockers Challengers Whose Creative Ideas Help Clean Up Litter and Conserve WaterYou Can Adopt a Puffin this Summer with Reyka Vodka (Seriously) 1 of 2 For many, the image of a khaki-clad zookeeper feeding animals and going on television shows may be the only idea of a zookeeper they have. This is, in fact, not what the role involves at all. During this episode, the crew learns not only about how one becomes a zookeeper, but all of the work that goes into the day-to-day operations at a zoo. Moreover, Brown discusses his position and the critical role conservation education plays in zoo life (especially as it pertains to non-lead hunting and the delicate spider’s web that comes from teaching about hunting at a zoo).We learned a lot during this episode, and we think you will, too. If you’ve ever been to a zoo and never thought about everything that goes on behind the scenes, then this episode is for you. The Manual Podcast Throwbacks: Revisiting our 50th Episode and Portland, Oregon An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells center_img Editors’ Recommendations Learning About Finger Wrestling, Mountain Cheese, and More Fun from Germany 1. Leland Brown, lead outreach coordinator at the Oregon 2. Bird curator Travis Koons at the Oregon Zoo Next Michael Durham/Oregon Zoo Previous last_img read more

Patrick Mahomes Loves of Ketchup and Now Gets Paid for That Love

first_imgPatrick Mahomes used to get made fun of for his love of ketchup. Now, last year’s National Football League MVP is making the most of his obsession with the condiment in an endorsement deal with Hunt’s. Once teased for that love, Mahomes is now free to eat as much ketchup as he wants.“I would get ketchup at a steak house and get embarrassed,” Mahomes said [Editor’s note: while we don’t endorse that, he’s the NFL MVP, so we’ll let it slide this one time]. “As I got older, it doesn’t even matter anymore. My mom said something about how much I love ketchup and now it’s blown up.” With his love of ketchup in mind, it might not be a coincidence he plays for teams in red; both his college team, Texas Tech, and his NFL team, the Kansas City Chiefs, have red as their primary color.Mahomes, the Chiefs quarterback, had a breakout season in 2018, throwing for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns in his first season as a starter. Now, he’s building a strong endorsement portfolio, including a brand of his favorite food: ketchup. The deal was announced back in December and as Mahomes prepares for his next season, he’s sure to be eating plenty of ketchup.Vgajic/Getty ImagesWhile Heinz is the more well-known and, likely, loved brand of ketchup, Mahomes found a home with Hunt’s because of its people and their mission. With the partnership, he’s now the face of the brand’s “Best Ever” product. “They’re all about being the best and striving to be the best,” he said. “I knew it’d be a great brand to be a part of and now the Best Ever is my go-to.” Mahomes didn’t have many endorsement deals prior to his breakout MVP season, but his efforts last year sure seem to have paid off, as they’ve come in a flurry now that his value has surged. His deals include Adidas, Bose, Oakley, Essentia, Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs, and more. The Chiefs have a record of signing unique sponsorships. His teammate, tight end Travis Kelce, signed a deal last season with his brother, Philadelphia Eagle Jason Kelce, to endorse Old Spice’s beard care line.Now his main focus is not letting those endorsements get in the way of his play on the field. It’s the same reason he held out for so long to sign deals. “I wanted to make sure people knew football was first,” he said. “After having the great year, I was able to pick and choose the deals that work best with my brand and these brands know football is first.” It might be hard to live up to his MVP season, one in which the team also went to the AFC Championship game only to lose to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, but he’s preparing the same way he always has.“I’m trying to just keep working on the fundamentals,” he says. “Last year, I made a lot of off-script plays and you want to keep doing that, but I’m always going to keep working on footwork and throwing mechanics, I do that each and every day.” The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now How to Shave With a Straight Razor A Brief History of Bubble Tea and the Best Flavors to Try 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers last_img read more

8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags

first_imgMadewell X Topo Designs Belt BagYou can’t argue against collaboration and when it comes from two like-minded brands, best to stop, drop, and purchase because it’s going to be good. Exclusive to Madewell and stitched by Topo Designs, this Belt Bag does double-duty in the pursuit of the pines and the city streets. It’s a sling with adjustable gear loops, an interior safety pocket, token Topo paracords, and a 2-inch seatbelt webbing strap to keep the comfort all day long — slung over the shoulder or wrapped around the waist. This exclusive sling won’t be around long, so this is your chance to pull out your wallet from your pocket and harness it in true comfort and style. Arsv 0157.MOLLE Utility Crossbody BagWhen a sling is defined as Mil-spec, it’s got to be totally epic. The Arsv 0157.MOLLE Utility Crossbody Bag is loaded with industrial-grade finishing. The front zipper pocket is waterproof, the back is lined with ventilating mesh, and has a Fidlock magnetic buckle closure to secure this technical sportswear to your body. The “all-season recreation versatility” of the 0157.MOLLE Utility Crossbody Bag will step to anything you throw at it or into it, and in the event you need more storage, the outer casing is lined with MOLLE-webbing waiting for a carabiner or two. Dsptch Sling PouchAs if getting the call from the central hub, the DSPTCH Sling Pouch is fitted to handle your EDC with the luxury of uncongested pant pockets. It’s has a removable D-ring on the front pouch, a Multicam strap system, and is perfectly sized to hold your tablet or book — with the expectation that you understand the beauty of ink and paper. It’s a great pouch to keep handy to ensure your pockets never spill over, and features a DWR coating. Hello summer, hello winter, hello spring and hello fall. $77 from DSPTCH $70 from Chrome Industries The Best Diaper Bags for Stylish Dads Living anywhere near or in a modern metropolis, you’ve certainly seen the latest trend in man bags. Sling bags and crossbody bags tend to accompany runway sneakers, skinny jeans or cutoffs, a well-curated tee, and maybe a five-panel. They pose questions and curiosity as to what variety of everyday carry (EDC) the individual is keeping tucked away, slung across the chest and ready to access at the slightest vibration or ping. The debate can go back and forth over who first rocked the tiny pouch and there will probably never be a clear victor but as to their design, the sling bag or even fanny pack strapped over the shoulder is quite practical — and now quite stylish.Bellroy SlingThe Bellroy Sling is, as they say, “full of features.” The 7-liter capacity sling has a magnetic clasp for split-second application and escape, an expandable side gusset furnishing the capacity to adapt if needed to your holiday season belly, and whether you’re left- or right-handed, the Bellroy Sling’s centered strap allows it to play for both teams. The versatility continues with two pockets (front and main) and a padded paneling in the rear for extra comfort. When it comes down to it, it’s a little Sling with the heart and soul of Bellroy. $185 from Mission Workshop The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Chrome Industries Kovac Sling BagWorn as a crossbody or fanny, the Chrome Industries Kovac Sling Bag is built for the abuse of more than just daily life. The exterior tarp construction is durable and protects the 5 liters of carrying capacity. There is an external zippered pocket for quick access, side and underbelly gussets, and a dedicated U-lock holster because the Chrome life is all about pedaled transport. The Kovac Sling is built to combat the strains of city life while strutting the cool and classy with a hint of that bad boy mentality. Mission Workshop Axis: VXFrom small-batch U.S. production comes the Mission Workshop Axis: VX modular waist pack. The diamond ripstop (VX-21) fabric is a true testament to advanced technological construction making it near impossible for inclement or hazardous weather to distort, tear, or infiltrat. The Axis continues to shine with the durability of its Fidlock magnetic buckle and a laser-cut waist ban ensures lightweight resilience. And because you should own more than one Mission Workshop pack, the Axis waist strap can be tucked away making this modular waist pack a useful accessory to any of the Arkiv Bags.center_img Editors’ Recommendations $78 from ARSV $49 from Madewell $65 from Aer Peak Design Everday Sling 5LThe Peak Design Everday Sling 5L is, naturally, for your everyday needs. It’s a sling built with the true photographer in mind and doubles as the perfect pouch for your daily essentials. The innards are filled with two “flexfold” and four stretchy pockets, a zippered external pocket, and a convertible strap that can be cinched or loosened without disrupting your play. And just when you think Peak Designs couldn’t make its Everyday Sling any better, the 400D nylon canvas shell is ready and waiting for any of nature’s elements you meet along the way. $100 from Peak Design $99 from Bellroy The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear Aer Day Sling 2The Aer Day Sling 2 is the ideal streamlined carry-all to throw over your shoulder, filled with your everyday essentials when your jeans are too tight for a phone, wallet, and whatever else you’re concealing. The Day Sling’s eco-dyed polyester is water-resistant, protecting a handful of internal organization pockets and rear wallet (passport) pocket for quick access to prove your age and show off your stamps. And weighing in at under a pound, the Day Sling 2’s 4.5-liter capacity is the perfect addition to your daily ensemble.last_img read more

【Interview】Dempagumiinc Next target is something more than a place

first_img【Limited Edition A(CD+DVD)¥1,389+tax】[DVD]・「ちゅるりちゅるりら」Music Video・「ちゅるりちゅるりら」Music Video Making movie・「ちゅるりちゅるりら」Music Video Dance Shot Ver.【Limited Edition B(CD+DVD)¥1,389+tax】[DVD]・「檸檬色」Music Video・「檸檬色」Music Video Making movie・「檸檬色」Music Video Member Solo Shot【Normal Edition(CD)¥926+tax】[CD] ※Same contents for Limited Edition A/Limited Edition B/Normal Edition1.「ちゅるりちゅるりら」2.「檸檬色」3.「ちゅるりちゅるりら(Off vocal)」4.「檸檬色(Off vocal)」封入特典①:当たりにはレア生チェキランダム封入!(初回限定盤A/初回限定盤B/通常盤の初回生産分のみ)封入特典②:DVD+CDダブル購入者キャンペーン でんぱ組.incオリジナルグッズが当たる!<応募締切:2014年8月13日(水)当日消印有効>Budokan LIVE DVD「ワールドワイド☆でんぱツアー 2014 in 日本武道館~夢で終わらんよっ!~」7/30/2014 on sale Perhaps they are the hottest trend in the current idol scene. Dempagumi.inc, a group of six otaku girls from Akihabara, have made a huge success in the concert at Budokan(1*). Having achieved a long time dream, Dempagumi.inc will aim for the next target.(1*)Budokan – the concert hall in Tokyo that can hold up to 14000 people. It is the venue where many musicians dream to perform in their career.From the left: Nemu Yumemi, Risa Aizawa, Mirin Furukawa, Ayane Fujisaki, Moga Mogami, Eimi NaruseOne Big Achievement for Dempagumi.inc―― First of all, thank you so much for the fantastic concert in Budokan. It was such a great atmosphere with full of affection from everyone including fans and staffs. Any changes in feelings after the concert?Mirin Furukawa (Mirin)  Before the concert, i thought the distance from the fans would be pretty far. But when I was standing on the stage, surprisingly, I could see everyone’s face. The differences was… well it’s kind of hard to say but it made me realize again that Dempagumi.inc’s show is still the same even in the huge venue like Budokan.Risa Aizawa (Risa) Actually, I was too desparate on the stage, so when it was over I kept asking myself “Is it really my memory?”. It was when I saw the replies from the fans on Twitter that I realized it really did happen. I was really happy to see the comments from the fans, particularly comments like “ it was very Dempagumi.inc-like concert even in the bigger hall, so I felt very close to the stage” That was in fact our main target of the show, so i was glad to hear comments like that.―― Mirin-chan, you mentioned in your blog the next target after Budokan. Can I hear about that?Mirin That was almost two years ago when we set a goal of “a place”, to perform in Budokan. Having achived that now, I have been thinking what can be next target, what could be our motivation. Then, I thought that would be something more than “a place”, something that would remain in fans’ heart. It’s more like something to do with emotion…umm sorry… it’s a little hard to explain.Yumemi Nemu (Nemu)  I do understand though. I feel that our next target is not “a place” anymore.Mirin And also, I have been thinking that it would be great if we can always deliver the show that could become the unforgettable memory for those who show up. It is because that one show could be the only time for that person to see Dempagumi.inc’s show, right? So that’s why I want every single show to be something unforgettable. In fact, our experiences in Dear Stage(2*) taught us that the thing of utmost importance is to please everyone. So yeah, we will spare no effort for that.(2*)Dear Stage – the Maid-cafe/Live house located in Akihabara, where Dempagumi.inc was originally formed.―― How about you, Nemu?Nemu I was slightly afraid that we might face burnout after the concert in Budokan. But then, once it was over, I was just too excited for the next tour. Budokan was actually the final show of the tour following the regional tour. It was our fans from everywhere that gathered at Budokan to see us, so the next tour will be our turn to visit them. Also I am excited to meet new fans that got to know us from some media… This is what I thought for the next step after Budokan. Our tour will still be kept on and we will try our best for each show.Close Relationship with Fans and Staff―― Well, It’s been widely known that Dempagumi.inc have a very close relationship with fans and staff. It’s like a well-balanced triangle. For example, in Budokan concert, the lyrics of the fan chants were put up on the screen. Also I remember, the colors of the lighting was aligned with fan chants as well. Nemu  That might be the lighting staff’s idea…―― Was it planned from the first place?Nemu Well, we didn’t even hear about that. It was totally done out of affection by our staff.Eimi Naruse (Eitaso)  and also, I was so touched by the chant booklet created by the fans. Apparently, our staff helped them out ahead of the show so that booklet would be prepared in every seat.―― They even made it foldable to make it handy, right?Eitaso Yes, that’s the one!Risa You know, that was done by our staff staying up all night… Unbelievable, isn’t it?―― Do you often feel this…”affection” from the fans and staff? Nemu Yes, we really do. For example, it’s normal for us to discuss and reflect on the performance of the show, right? But even our fans do that. Isn’t it surprising? I mean you wouldn’t normally see fans trying to improve by asking themselves “what can be done next?”… Definitely that couldn’t be done without affection.―― Do you think it is something to do with Dear Stage, where you have been based at for long time? because it has been very close to the fans? Nemu When we used to perform in Dear Stage, it was fans that created the chats and Wotagei(3*) for our songs. They even improvised on the spot for the new song. It’s like some sort of communication between them and us. It’s great to see that happening even in the bigger stage.Wotagei(3*) – type of dancing and cheering gesture performed by fans of Japanese idol singers.―― I see… maybe that is why the atmosphere in Budokan was exactly like in Dear Stage.The idol group with cultural aspect―― You know, I have been thinking Dempagumi.inc really have something different to other idol groups, and i think it’s because of the cultural aspect attached to you.Nemu  Wow! Mirin-chan! he said we have the cultural aspects!!―― and I thought this “cultural aspect” is related to your home, Akihabara. Do you feel anything about being an idol group from Akihabara? Risa Umm, for me, Akihabara is of course an important place where I met everyone including group members as well as fans. You know, I used to be very bad at dealing with people and giving my opinion in public. But then, when we started to open up ourselves, many people accepted us and gradually we gained supports from the fans. Consequently, that gave me a lot of power to become confident to try even harder. I know it’s great, but sometimes I’m worried about me being too dependent on the fans though.―― I see. I know Dempagumi.inc have done quite a few performances overseas. Did you find any differences to Japan? Mirin The first concert abroad was a really nervous one because I was worried that people wouldn’t understand us. But then, it turned out that everyone showed up because they were actually our fans. They got to know us and learned our chats from the internet. Surprsingly, some of them even created the local chats. So as a matter of fact, the show itself was not so different to the one in Japan. I think we all think the same.Nemu You know, we have some moves in our dances representing Japanese icons such as Sumo. Maybe that’s how we are acknowledged and accepted by overseas fans.Risa Yeah, otherwise they won’t celebrate our birthdays there, right? It was surprising to hear that it was the local fans that arranged birthday event for us when we visit their countries. The difference that I found between Japan and overseas is that, i think, many people are confident about their own country. You know, i was being humble and sort of denied when foreign fans told me something like “Japan is great” or “I envy you for being based in Akihabara”. But maybe I should become more confident about my own country, and at the same time they made me realize that I need to learn more about it.―― I think some of Dempagumi.inc’s songs such as “でんぱれーどJAPAN (Demparade Japan)” expresses a lot about Japanese cultures. Are you conscious about that when you perform?Mirin Innitialy when we released “Demparade Japan” back in 2012, we were not even conscious of performing overseas, and neither did we have a plan. Our catch phrases “ 萌えきゅんソングを世界にお届け! (Moekyun songu wo sekai ni otodoke!/Delivering the cute songs to the world!)” was not made because we were aiming to perform overseas…, right?Nemu No it wasn’t, it was meant to be very casual… like a pizza delivery!Mirin We have kept saying and now it came true…lol―― It’s like power of words!Risa But one thing I found out when we performed overseas, maybe it’s just my opinion, is that we express our interpretation of “Japaneseness” by replacing it with 2D world such as anime. It’s like expressing through some sort of filters. So… I don’t exactly feel that we are specifically expressing Japanese culture in our performances.―― One last question… When will you be performing in *the outer space?(* The final target of these girls is to save the world)All Whaaaaat!? lolNemu That must be hard, isn’t it?Eitaso We are going to float in the air…and how can we breathe?Nemu We have to train first, don’t we? But I wanna go to NASA!Moga Are you sure this is the last question!? lolInformationDempagumi.incOfficial site:http://dempagumi.dearstage.com/Twitter:https://twitter.com/dempagumiFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/dempagumi.incNew single 「ちゅるりちゅるりら(ChururiChururira)」7/30/2014 on sale 【Limited Edition】¥4,815+tax *Extra packaging&120p Booklet【Normal Edition】¥3,611+tax※Same DVD contents for Limited Edition/Normal Edition1.Dear☆Stageへようこそ♡2.1st ALBUMメドレー (Kiss+kissでおわらない~ Mirror Magic? ~ ピコッピクッピカ ッて恋してよ~わっほい?お祭り.inc ~ BEAM my BEAM)3.W.W.D4.でんぱれーど JAPAN5.VANDALISM6.ファンシーほっぺ♡ウ・フ・フ7.なんてったってシャングリラ8.ナゾカラ9.ノットボッチ…夏10.トキメキ☆すちゃらかテキサス(成瀬瑛美ソロ)11. あのね…実はわ たし、夢眠ねむなんだ…♡(夢眠ねむソロ)12. ニューロマンティック(最上もがソロ)13. Promise of the World ~我コソ世界ノ救世主~(相沢梨紗 ソロ)14. P and A(藤咲彩音ソロ)15. ソーリー、ロンリー。(古川未鈴ソロ)16. IDOL17. W.W.D II18. くちづけキボンヌ19. キラキラチューン20. 強い気持ち・強い愛21. Future Diver22. でんでんぱっしょん23. ちゅるりちゅるりら24. ORANGE RIUM25. イツカ、ハルカカナタ26. サクラあっぱれーしょんlast_img read more

Feds target shovelready projects for quick wins on 13B social housing fund

first_imgOTTAWA – A newly launched federal housing fund is looking for early wins in a bid to help people with developmental disabilities, low-income seniors and women fleeing domestic violence.The $13.2-billion fund is the largest chunk of cash under the Liberals’ $40 billion national housing strategy unveiled late last year, but will require other levels of government or the private sector to kick in cash for projects.The money will be doled out through a mix of low-interest loans valued at almost $8.7 billion and $4.5 billion in non-repayable grants, that the government hopes will spur construction of 60,000 new, affordable housing units and pay for repairs to 240,000 more units to ensure they stay available for families in need.Among those numbers are expected to be at least 4,000 shelter spaces for survivors of family violence, 7,000 affordable units for seniors and 2,400 affordable housing spaces for people with developmental disabilities.Projects that meet or exceed accessibility and energy efficiency standards will be pushed to the front of the line for funding consideration. Officials are also going to prioritize projects that are advanced enough in planning that they could be approved for funding in the coming months.Although the cash is being spread out over the next decade, it is not planned to have specific allocations by province or territory. The minister in charge of the strategy says funding will be based on need.“The Canadian government will invest where there is a need to invest and where the social, environmental and economic impact is demonstrably significant,” Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said in an interview.The money begins to flow this year, unlike some provincial spending that will start next year.Duclos said the housing co-investment fund, among other items to be rolled out this year from the national housing strategy, has been in the works since he and his provincial and territorial counterparts met two years ago.“We’re now able to do things relatively quickly,” Duclos said.Getting money out the door soon could also give the Liberals a political boost during their re-election bid next year.At the Toronto announcement of the fund on Wednesday, Liberal MP Adam Vaughan implored local voters to support candidates in upcoming elections who would maintain funding to projects whose financing could be subject to changing political whims.The federal Liberals have looked to avoid that fate for their long-term plan, trying to lock in 10-year funding agreements with each province and territory by the end of the year so they can take credit in next year’s federal election that they are bringing the national housing strategy to life.The first of those deals was signed on Monday with Ontario, a 10-year deal valued at $4.2 billion aimed at protecting 130,000 affordable housing units in Canada’s most populous province.The terms of the agreement suggest the Trudeau Liberals used the electoral and fiscal needs of their provincial brethren to create leverage as federal officials hope to pry similar terms from the remaining provinces and territories.The deal with Ontario limits the ability of the province to carry over unspent money from one year to the next, so provincial governments can’t delay spending to artificially decrease budgetary deficits. It also provides few avenues for the province to opt out of the agreement if a future government wanted to renegotiate.last_img read more

Will Canadas Green Rush Discriminate

first_imgSo much for the meritocracy. When legal pot was just a hazy line on the horizon, a lot of people spent a lot of time picturing what the industry would look like. There were plenty of optimistic reports that women would dominate the cannabis industry.There were even hopes for more representative boardrooms and executives, with women and men of all skin colours sharing the wealth in an industry that, by virtue of prohibition and necessity, had always been somewhat more equal than established businesses.Then plans for legalization began to firm up, and reports began to look at how many billions of dollars would be up for grabs. And before you know it, the c-suites looked the same way they always have. Shocking, we know.So, what happened to that optimistic dream of a pot industry that offered equality? In a word: Money. Can women and people of colour still reclaim their seats at the table? Yes, actually. We’ll tell you how it starts.THE BIG STORY PODCAST GUEST: Stacy Lee Kong, FLARE.comAudio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_1018.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt has been working the marijuana beat for two years. She knows everyone. Now that it’s legal her latest project is a podcast taking listeners inside Canada’s newest industry and the culture that birthed it. The Legal Potcast launches next week, but you can hear a sneak preview and subscribe in advance right here.last_img read more

Trudeau says carbon tax can help deal with extreme weather Alberta fires

first_imgVANCOUVER — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal carbon tax will help deal with extreme weather events such as fires in northern Alberta.Trudeau says Canadians are seeing the impact of climate change with an increase in wildfires in Western Canada, recent tornadoes in Ottawa and flooding across the country this spring.He says weather disasters are extremely expensive for Canadians, governments and the economy.That’s why he says the federal government is moving forward with a carbon tax despite push back from conservative politicians.His comments counter those made by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, who has said forest fires have always happened and a carbon tax won’t change that.Trudeau says the carbon tax allows the federal government to protect land and oceans, invest in renewable resources and transition toward a cleaner economy.“We know that the extreme weather events coming are unaffordable for Canadians and for our society,” Trudeau said at an event in Vancouver.“That’s why we need to act. We need to act in a way that puts more money in the pockets of Canadians and that’s exactly what we’re doing with the climate incentive, with the support we’re giving to families.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Talimalaws death a great loss to Indigenous journalists across globe

first_imgAPTN National NewsAPTN is mourning the loss of a close friend and colleague.Patagaw Talimalaw, 32, was working in APTN’s Winnipeg office for the past two months as part of a two-year placement with the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network.Talimalaw passed away suddently on Sunday from an epileptic seizure.Her death was a shock and is a great loss to Indigenous journalists around the globe.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson has a look at who Patagaw was.last_img

Four cops interdicted for threatening Dambulla restaurant staff

One policeman is reported to have threatened the staff using his official weapon. The four policemen wer interdicted pending an investigation. (Colombo Gazette) Four policemen have been interdicted for threatening staff at a restaurant in Dambulla, the police said.The police said that the four policemen had allegedly threatened staff at the restaurant when they went to purchase liquor.

Woman wanted for first degree murder turns herself in to police

York Regional police have arrested and charged a 22-year-old woman wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for murder. Laurie Phan, of no fixed address, is the second suspect accused of first degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Noel Williams. Williams was found suffering from gunshot wounds inside a home on Hillwood St. in Markham on February 10. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. On April 19, police charged Jasper Atienza, 28, with first degree murder. In a news release Tuesday, police said the second suspect, Phan, turned herself in to police around 5 p.m. Monday at #2 District Headquarters in Richmond Hill. Police say the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865, or Crime Stoppers. read more

Meet The NCAAs 5Foot9 Scoring Machine

With Clemons on the court, the Fighting Camels score 1.12 points per possession, according to Hoop Lens — or at a rate that would be among the best in the country if maintained over an entire season. When he sits, the team scores 0.84 points per possession, or at a rate that would rank around 300th if maintained. Without Clemons, the team’s effective field goal percentage drops more than 10 percentage points, and the team’s turnover percentage spikes almost 7 percentage points. As a pick-and-roll ball handler, he has scored more points this season than everyone else on the team combined, according to data provided by Synergy Sports.This season, Clemons is scoring 30.1 points per game, tied for the second-highest mark by any player since 1992. Charles Jones in 1996-97 was the last player to average more than 30 points per game over a season, while Central Michigan’s Marcus Keene came close in 2016-17, hitting 29.97. Clemons has scored in double figures in 111 consecutive games.2He scored 9 points against Gardner-Webb on Jan. 1, 2016 — the only time in his 126-game college career that he scored fewer than 10 points.He can also take the roof off an arena. Behind a 44-inch vertical3The combine record belongs to D.J. Stephens, who cleared 46 inches in 2013. and sculpted physique, Clemons has made a habit of dunking on defenders. Hard. Of Campbell’s 22 dunks this season, he has eight. “It’s like, ‘You’re 5-9!?’” McGeehan said, bewildered.4Last week, the university uploaded a YouTube video appropriately titled, “Campbell Men’s Basketball – Chris Clemons – Dunks.” Clemons is leaned on heavilyThe NCAA men’s basketball players with the highest share of their team’s possessions that season, since 2016-17 Chris Clemons is the shortest of the scoring greatsThe top 25 NCAA men’s basketball scorers and their height Hersey HawkinsBradley1984-883,0086’3″ Alphonso FordMississippi Valley State1989-933,1656’1″ Larry BirdIndiana State1976-792,8506’9″ Freeman WilliamsPortland State1974-783,2496’4″ 2018-19Ja MorantMurray St.So36.26’3″175 Lionel SimmonsLa Salle1986-903,2176’7″ 2018-19Chris ClemonsCampbellSr37.55’9″180 Chris ClemonsCampbell2015-193,1065’9″ Tyler HawsBYU2010-152,7206’5″ Mike DaumSouth Dakota St.2015-193,0066’9″ 2018-19Justin JamesWyomingSr36.06’7″190 Danny ManningKansas1984-882,9516’10” J.J. RedickDuke2002-062,7696’4″ Alfredrick HughesLoyola Chicago1981-852,9146’5″ 2017-18Roddy PetersNicholls St.Sr36.86’4″195 2016-17Chris ClemonsCampbellSo37.05’9″180 Otis BirdsongHouston1973-772,8326’3″ Pete MaravichLSU1967-703,6676’5″ Harry KellyTexas Southern1979-833,0666’7″ Oscar RobertsonCincinnati1957-602,9736’5″ 2016-17Ronnie BoyceSan FranciscoSr37.96’3″158 Tyler HansbroughNorth Carolina2005-092,8726’9″ 2018-19Jordan DavisNorthern ColoradoSr36.26’2″185 Byron LarkinXavier1984-882,6966’3″ Elvin HayesHouston1965-682,8846’9″ McGeehan hasn’t wasted a second of his point guard’s eligibility. Clemons has played at least 80 percent of team minutes each season on campus. As a senior, he’s taking on 93.1 percent.Over the past three seasons, Clemons has finished no lower than seventh nationally in KenPom’s percentage of possessions used metric, which measures how many possessions a player used while on court, assigning credit or blame to the player when his actions resulted in an ended possession. He leads the country this season, absorbing 37.5 percent of the team’s possessions. “Obviously,” McGeehan noted, “he’s heavily relied upon.” SeasonPlayerTeamYr.PossessionHeightWeight Hank GathersLoyola Marymount*1985-902,7236’7″ Daren QueenanLehigh1984-882,7036’5″ 2017-18D’Marcus SimondsGeorgia St.So35.86’3″200 2016-17Tiwian KendleyMorgan St.Jr35.16’5″190 No state has a glossier tradition in men’s college basketball than North Carolina. It has produced 13 national championships.1This is second only to California’s 15. The state has accounted for six national titles since 2000. No other state has more than three over that span. It is home to the sport’s fiercest rivalry: Duke vs. North Carolina. It has seen more than a hundred All-Americans and dozens of Hall of Famers cut their teeth on its courts, including Tim Duncan, Vince Carter and Michael Jordan.You might think that the state’s all-time leading scorer is one of those all-time greats. But he’s actually a current player. He’s not a Tar Heel or a Blue Devil or even a Demon Deacon. He’s a Fighting Camel in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Far from the spotlight, Chris Clemons, a senior at Campbell University in the Big South Conference, is making college-basketball history in a state that’s long on it.As a high schooler, Clemons was an all-state athlete in Raleigh, smack dab in the backyard of the ACC. When the power conferences overlooked him, Campbell didn’t. In fact, it sometimes brought the entire coaching staff to watch him hoop. “I told him when I was sitting in his living room that I thought he’d be the all-time leading scorer in Campbell history,” Campbell head coach Kevin McGeehan told me.Only five players in NCAA history have scored more than Clemons has. And his 3,106 points have not come easy: Clemons is 5-foot-9, at least 4 inches shorter than each of his teammates. But that disadvantage wasn’t a problem for McGeehan. “I’ve never thought twice about his height,” he said. 2017-18Tiwian KendleyMorgan St.Sr37.86’5″190 2017-18Milik YarbroughIllinois St.Jr35.56’6″230 Should his average hold, Clemons will finish the season with a 38.9 percent usage rate, which would give him three of the top 25 marks produced by players since 2009, the first year for which data is available.5Among players qualified for the points per game leaderboard. His career usage rate (35.9 percent) figures to edge former BYU star Jimmer Fredette for the top spot by any player over the past decade.There have actually been plenty of undersized, high-usage players on college courts. Clemons is just relied upon much more than any of the rest — and has been since he arrived on campus. Since 2008, there have been 450 seasons that saw a player shorter than 5-foot-10 appear in 20 games and play at least 40 percent of team minutes, according to BartTorvik.com. Of that sample, Clemons is in line to finish with the first, third, fourth and 23rd highest usage rates.Let’s remove the height restriction. Given those same qualifications, since 2008 there have been 522 seasons of a player producing a usage rate exceeding 30 percent. Of that pool, Clemons is on track to post two usage rates that rank in the top 15 and another one that ranks in the top 45. *Transferred from another schoolSource: Sports-Reference.com 2018-19Lamine DianeCal St. NorthridgeFr37.16’7″205 Doug McDermottCreighton2010-143,1506’8″ 2016-17Michael WeathersMiami (Ohio)Fr37.56’2″161 Allan HoustonTennessee1989-932,8016’6″ Reggie LewisNortheastern1983-872,7096’7″ 2017-18Trae YoungOklahomaFr38.5%6’2″180 lb. This season, only one player6UTSA’s Jhivvan Jackson. has taken a higher share of team shots than Clemons’s 39.3 percent.7 He hasn’t finished lower than fifth since his freshman campaign, when he ranked 22nd. This would be the fourth consecutive season that Clemons has finished in the top 25 in percentage of team shots taken, a feat of production that has never been matched since KenPom began tracking such metrics.8Since 2004.The Fighting Camels made their only NCAA Tournament appearance in 1992, five years before Clemons was born. This season, Clemons has Campbell roaring into shape to make a run at a second, provided the team wins its conference tournament.Which is to say: Clemons has the perennial green light to do everything. “I always had one,” Clemons said. “But I don’t remember it being like this.”Have coaches ever told him not to shoot? “I haven’t heard that lately,” he said.Is there anything McGeehan wouldn’t trust Clemons to do? “Probably give me a haircut.”Clemons’s numbers are more impressive when you consider the system under which he plays. Watching him, you get the sense that he could get to the rim or drain a jump shot around 10 seconds before he actually does. McGeehan runs a hybrid version of Pete Carril’s Princeton Offense that relies on quick ball movement and constant motion. It also typically suffocates tempo, as the Princeton Offense is ostensibly designed to limit huge production by either team. Campbell has ranked outside the top 190 in average offensive possession length each season since 2013. This season, it ranks 265th in adjusted tempo. Campbell averages 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, which is tied for 238th nationally. North Carolina, for instance, averages nearly eight more possessions per game.Despite all of his success, Clemons may not ever reach the next level. To be sure, there have been other players under 5-foot-10 to reach the NBA: Muggsy Bogues, Earl Boykins, Calvin Murphy, Spud Webb. There have even been a few who have done it since the turn of the century: Isaiah Thomas, Kay Felder, Nate Robinson. Clemons, who has declared for the NBA draft after each of the past two seasons only to return to campus, is unlikely to join them via that route.The irony is heavy: One of the greatest scorers of all time, in arguably the state with the richest college basketball tradition, plays just a short drive down the road from perhaps the most-talked-about college athlete of all time, for a team that packed in fewer than 2,000 fans per home game last season. The smallest guy on the court is dealt the largest offensive burden and has most of the team’s dunks. The pint-sized player with the larger-than-life impact.“When it’s all said and done,” McGeehan said, “I’m probably going to go back and say, ‘Wow, did that really all just happen?’” 2016-17Marcus KeeneCentral MichiganJr37.05’9″175 2018-19Markus HowardMarquetteJr35.35’11”175 PlayerSchoolYearsPointsHeight 2017-18Ethan HappWisconsinJr35.66’10”235 2018-19Ethan HappWisconsinSr35.26’10”237 2017-18Chris ClemonsCampbellJr34.95’9″185 2016-17Jordan WashingtonIonaSr37.66’8″235 Source: KenPom Kevin BradshawU.S. International*1984-912,8046’6″ Keydren ClarkSt. Peter’s2002-063,0585’9″ read more

Two bloody days in Iraq 125 people killed and 270 wounded

first_imgWarning: Graphic imagesTWO DAYS OF violence in Iraq have killed 125 people, 99 of them in clashes and attacks involving security forces, protesters and their supporters, officials said today.At least 268 people have been wounded, 194 of them in protest-related unrest, which prompted two Sunni ministers to quit and has sent tensions in the country soaring.The violence, which began with clashes at a protest site in northern Iraq after security forces moved in, is the deadliest so far linked to demonstrations that erupted in Sunni Muslim areas of the Shiite-majority country more than four months ago.The protesters have called for the resignation of Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and railed against the alleged targeting of their community by the authorities.On Wednesday, five soldiers and seven gunmen were killed and 63 people, including 20 soldiers, wounded in fighting in the Sulaiman Bek area north of Baghdad, security officers and an official said.MP Ashwaq al-Jaf said dozens were wounded in military air attacks in the area, and a high-ranking army officer confirmed helicopters were used in the fighting.In other violence that officers said was also apparently in revenge for Tuesday’s clashes, gunmen attacked a Sahwa anti-Al-Qaeda militia checkpoint in Khales northeast of Baghdad. They killed four militiamen and wounded a fifth, a police lieutenant colonel and a doctor said.Gunmen also wounded a policeman in the northern city of Mosul, while a soldier was hurt in another shooting to its south, police and a doctor said. Three gunmen were also killed in the Mosul attack.Apparently unrelated violence, including a car bomb in Baghdad and attacks in three other areas, killed at least 11 people and wounded 33, officials said. The body of a gunman killed during clashes with Iraqi security forces lies on the ground in Hawija, 150 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)The trouble began early on Tuesday when clashes broke out after security forces moved into an area near Hawijah in northern Iraq, where protests have been held since January.The initial fighting killed 53 people, while a series of revenge attacks left another 27 dead on Tuesday, and 15 more were killed in apparently unrelated unrest the same day.Two Sunni ministers quit in the wake of the initial violence, bringing to four the number of Sunni cabinet members who have resigned since 1 March.Abdulghafur al-Samarraie and Saleh al-Haidari, top clerics who respectively head the Sunni and Shiite religious endowments, held a joint news conference warning against sectarian strife and calling for politicians to meet on Friday.Samarraie warned of “malicious plans… with the goal of taking the country towards sectarian conflict,” and said he and Haidari agreed “to move quickly to extinguish the strife and stop the conspiracy.”In mourningOn Wednesday, mourners buried dozens of people killed the day before.Hundreds of them walked on the main road past the provincial council building in Kirkuk city alongside vehicles carrying 34 coffins.They chanted “We sacrifice for you, Iraq” and “We will take revenge for the martyrs of Hawijah,” continuing on to Hawijah, to the west of the city, where the dead were buried.“What happened was a massacre, and the situation is catastrophic and dangerous, and we should work on easing the tension,” said Kirkuk Deputy Governor Rakan Said.A protest organiser and a doctor said on Wednesday that two soldiers who were kidnapped by demonstrators the day before near Ramadi, west of Baghdad, had been released.Abdulrazzaq al-Shammari also said demonstrators were demanding that soldiers withdraw from all cities in Anbar province, where Ramadi is located, and stay in their main bases.Iraq holds first polls since US pullout as attacks spikelast_img read more

Starbucks to offer free iOS apps

first_imgStarbucks and Apple have been in a relationship for a number of years now. Apple provides Starbucks with free songs for customers and a section in iTunes when customers log in to Starbucks’ Wi-Fi network. Starbucks in return developed an iOS app that customers can use to track rewards and pay for drinks with. Now, this partnership will bring paid iOS apps to customers for free.Each app will come in the form of the familiar Pick of the Week cards. Those cards currently have a song per week that customers can download from the iTunes store.Shazam will be the first app to be offered as a part of the new program. It’s a great deal when you consider the regular price of the app is $5.99. Given the Apple-Starbucks bond, it seems fitting that the first app offered is a music-identifying one.It isn’t clear whether or not free songs will still be offered alongside the free apps. While a great many people have iPhones, the free app offering targets a limited audience. The free song a week is more encompassing as you don’t necessarily need an iOS device to enjoy the track.Of course, Android users like me are still left out of this offering. Starbucks finally provided an official app for Android users just two months ago. Perhaps the coffee company will integrate itself with Android more fully sometime in the near future.via CNetlast_img read more

Schoolboy who took upskirt pictures of teachers found guilty of outraging public

first_img Share3 Tweet Email4 Schoolboy who took upskirt pictures of teachers found guilty of ‘outraging public decency’ The teenager apologised for the “distress, worry and pain” he had caused. Image: Shutterstock/Natalie Board A TEENAGER WHO took upskirt pictures of two teachers at a school in Fermanagh has been found guilty of committing acts of outraging public decency.Timothy Boomer, now 18 and no longer a pupil at the school in question, was charged with five counts of committing an act of a lewd, obscene and disgusting nature and outraging public decency.BBC News reports that Enniskillen Youth Court heard that Boomer took five pictures of two female teachers at Enniskillen Royal Grammar School in 2015 and 2016, when he was 14 and 15 years old.In a statement, Boomer apologised for the “distress, worry and pain” he had caused. “It was a wrong, horrible thing to do and at that age I stupidly and wrongly thought it was a daredevil prank, which I genuinely meant no harm by,” he said.The images in question were found on a memory stick in an ICT room at the school, the BBC reports.Criminal offence The fact that the photos were taken by Boomer was not in dispute, but the case centred on the legal definitions of the offence.‘Upskirting’ is a criminal offence in England and Wales but not in Northern Ireland – although proposals to change this are currently being examined. A panel of magistrates at Enniskillen Youth Court rejected a defence argument that Boomer’s actions amounted to a prank rather than a criminal offence.The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers welcomed the guilty verdict, saying it would hopefully allow the two teachers to move on from “these distressing events”.Boomer will be sentenced next month.Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings. Feb 27th 2019, 7:24 PM Wednesday 27 Feb 2019, 7:24 PM 44,367 Views No Comments center_img By Órla Ryan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article File photo File photo Image: Shutterstock/Natalie Board Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4516593 last_img read more

Le bras dOrion de la Voie Lactée serait plus étendu quon ne

first_imgLe bras d’Orion de la Voie Lactée serait plus étendu qu’on ne penseSelon l’étude d’astronomes allemands, le bras d’Orion de la Voie lactée, dans lequel se situent le Soleil et la Terre, serait bien plus large que ce que les scientifiques pensaient jusqu’ici.La Voie lactée qui abrite notre Système solaire est une galaxie spirale dont la forme exacte est encore sujette à débat. D’après les estimations, elle serait formée d’un disque s’étendant sur quelque 80.000 années-lumière et comportant un bulbe central. Autour de cette structure, s’étendent de longues et minces régions de formations d’étoiles, appelées bras spiraux. Au total, la Voie lactée en compte quatre principales : le bras Sagittaire-Carène, le bras de Persée, le bras de la Règle et le bras Ecu-Croix. Mais elle en possède également d’autres plus petits parmi lesquels le bras d’Orion (ou bras local), situé entre les deux premiers précédemment situés. C’est dans cette région que se situe le Soleil et la Terre. Néanmoins, celle-ci pourrait être bien plus étendue que ce que les scientifiques croyaient jusqu’ici. C’est en tout cas ce qu’assure une étude présentée à la 222e réunion de l’American Astronomical Society. Menés grâce au réseau de télescope Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) de la National Science Foundation, ces travaux indiquent que le bras d’Orion ne devrait plus être considéré comme une petite région de la Voie lactée mais comme un bras adjacent aux autres. Un motif important de la Voie lactée ? “Notre nouvelle preuve suggère que le bras d’Orion devrait apparaitre comme un motif important de la Voie lactée”, explique Albert Sanna du Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy en Allemagne. C’est en cherchant à déterminer la forme exacte de la galaxie que les astronomes ont fait leur découverte. Pour cela, ils ont utilisé des données collectées entre 2008 et 2012 et évaluant les distances existant entre la Terre et certains objets de la Voie lactée. “En observant les objets lorsque la Terre est sur des côtés opposés de son orbite autour du Soleil, les astronomes peuvent mesurer le changement subtile de position apparente d’un objet dans le ciel, comparé à l’arrière-plan d’objets plus distants”, écrivent les responsables du National Radio Astronomy Observatory dans un communiqué. “Cet effet est appelé parallaxe et peut être démontré en plaçant votre doigt devant votre nez  et en fermant alternativement chaque oeil”, ajoutent-ils. Les astronomes ont ainsi utilisé cette méthode pour mesurer les distances jusqu’à des régions de formations d’étoiles bien précises de la Voie lactée. Ils ont également suivi leur mouvement dans l’espace. Or, au vu “des distances et des mouvements spatiaux que nous avons mesurés, notre bras d’Orion n’est pas une pointe. C’est une structure majeure, peut-être une branche du bras de Persée, ou un segment de bras indépendant”, détaille Sanna.  Un premier pas vers une meilleure connaissancePour aller plus loin, les astronomes devront évidemment poursuivre les recherches mais ces résultats ont déjà permis d’en apprendre un peu plus sur la structure de notre galaxie. De quoi affecter les futures modèles de notre système. À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreEn réalité, ces nouvelles observations font partie d’un plus vaste projet actuellement en cours et appelé “the Bar and Spiral Structure Legacy survey”. Celui-ci vise à cartographier la Voie lactée et pourrait ainsi fournir de nouveaux éclairages sur notre galaxie et sur les autres.(crédits photo : Robert Hurt, IPAC; Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF) Le 8 juin 2013 à 11:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

FFF Stakeholders Meet To Assess Progress

first_imgAbdoulai G. DibbaForest and Farm Facility initiative (FFF) together with stakeholders, have recently met at Tendaba Camp in the Lower River Region, to assess progress in programme implementation in 2017 and to brain storm on how the country will benefit from the second phase of the initiative next year.The FFF is an initiative from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to support countries to improve their Governance structures at different levels (local, national and regional), to achieve sustainable forest landscape management.The initiative was launched in March 2013 and the Gambia has been a beneficiary of the initiative, through the National Farmers Platform of the Gambia, for the organization of forest and farm producers at the national and subnational levels, to engage in policy dialogue, review, monitoring and implementation of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy, and to engage with Government institutions in A cross-sectoral, multi stakeholder platform with nine small grants to primarily women groups.In addition, a total of 24 community forestry committees were trained in MA and D in 2015 which led to the identification of six “main products” (ecotourism, handicraft making, beekeeping, nursery management, timber and firewood production), described in 50 community forestry management plans.The outcomes of the two-day National Stakeholders Meeting on Forest and Farm Facility Monitoring and Learning Framework, will enable stakeholders to assess whether the expected results were met or not, and prepare for further interventions.In his welcome statement, the Chief of Kiang Central District, Alhagie Demba Sanyang, thanked FAO, IIED and IUCN for supporting the country through the FFF initiative; that their communities have gained ownership of their community forests and that the recent nationwide tour of the Ministry of Environment, handed over 39 community forests to the 77 communities’ forest that were handed over in 2015. He thanked the FFF and their partners for facilitating the process and called on the communities to be mindful of bushfires as it could set the whole project backward.The President of National Farmers Platform Alagie Basse Mboge indicated that head Chiefs of Kiang Central are members of their regional taskforce making the handing over of the community forest to the local communities successful; that they are gathered for the monitoring and learning of their previous activities. The NFP President stated that the last tour of the Minister of Environment indicates that all the projects in the Gambia should emulate the FFF activities which the Minister highly commended; that the FFF has been supporting farmers to increase food production within farming communities which has linked them to regional networks. According to Mr. Mboge, they have structured many farmer base organizations through the support of the FFF.He concluded by calling on the farmer based organisations to take their work seriously in the interest of their members and the country.The FAO Regional Country Coordinator for the Gambia, Ms Sophie Gronwell, applauded Gambians for the New Democracy and indicated that they are gathered to learn of the impact and the results of the first phase that is just ending.“There are so many initiatives starting in the new Gambia and you have something very valuable that you can sell to international donors and partners which is your success stories, achievements and the gaps in the implementation of the FFF’s programmes” she said.She concluded that they will launch the next phase in early January next year; that with the ten countries where they have done a lot of work, many of them like to have a second phase.Ansumana Tamba, a Forestry Officer asserted that the Department of Forestry has collaborated with FFF since the beginning and are happy with the outcome of the successful implementation of the programme.last_img read more

Fireplace industry veteran inventor gives advice on turning a vision into a

first_imgDouglas Greene, the founder of Skytech Inc. in Vancouver, spent most of his 40-year career building and running businesses in the fireplace industry before he hit on his big idea. At a time when most fireplaces still burned wood, Greene developed a remote control that helped propel natural gas fireplaces into the mainstream. Greene sold Skytech in 2000 and is now an angel investor who volunteers for SCORE small-business counselors in Vancouver. He’s also a guest lecturer on innovation and entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University’s Innovation Center in Springfield, Mo. Here he talks to The Columbian about his experience as an inventor and his advice for turning an idea into a business.How do you define the term “entrepreneur”?It’s getting that idea and then doing something with it. What makes a good idea?Ideas are like raisins; when you sneeze they’re all over the place. You have to choose one that’s marketable.What was your moment of inspiration?I was on a sales trip to Taiwan. They were experimenting with gas fireplaces. At the time, all of the stores (in the U.S.) were selling wood-burning only. (The Asian manufacturers) wanted a way to control their fireplaces remotely, and I saw an opportunity. How did you get started?I went to a trade show for garage door manufacturers and talked to a vendor who was selling remote controls. He said he couldn’t help me — their minimum order was 100,000 units — but he knew a guy in California. (The Californian) designed two prototypes for $8,000. Then, I met with manufacturers, figured out the base cost and pitched it to the fireplace companies.How did the business do?The market for gas fireplaces took off, and I was the only one making remote controls. That changed, of course, as the manufacturers started making their own. But by then I had an advantage: I was there first. I never patented anything. I would just improve it each year and they could never keep up with me. I reached $5 million in annual revenue by the time the business closed in 2000. The margins were obscene. There’s a tremendous opportunity in niche markets.last_img read more

Shattering the unbroken view of society

first_imgCelebrating the talent of fresh and new makes a compelling case for contemporary art in the city. Such is the case of exhibition ‘Panorama-9’. Curated by Priyanka Banerjee, this exhibition will host over 30 artists who will bring to the viewers a varying range of interpretation of ranging contemporary issues.The exposition delves into the contemporary issue of social relevance, such as feminism, ethical treatment of animals, spiritual harmony, global warming and so on. Nature, for instance, is explored through the mutually symbiotic relationship of flora and fauna. Urbanisation and industrialisation have exploited the natural layers of our ecosystem, and its awareness becomes paramount to awaken our collective consciousness. As each artist touches upon subject the subjects that have been paralysed by the society, their canvas becomes a window for us all to explore the possibilities. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn a one of its kind initiative, this five-day exhibition is wholly funded by the participating artists. The participating artists are Meghna Agarwal, Shalini Varshney, Shyam Porwal, Mahua Sinha, Jolly Sharma, Meena Wason, Babun Ghosh, Mahesh Kumar, S.K Chouhan, Vatsala Ranjan, Jasmeet Khurana, Gaurav Dahiya, Kritika Mitra, Aman Anand, Rama Sharma, Ram Kumar, Amit Kumar, Tapan Das, Abid Zaidi, Sheikh Abdullah, Uma Bardhan, Alpana Kataria, Mridul Chakraborty, Nilay Sarkar, Pulakesh Mondal, Ravi Verma, Veena Singh, Punam Rai, Darshan Sharma, PurnenduMondal, and Archana Das.Dabbling in a diverse range of mediums, from watercolour, oil and pen and pencils to mixed media, the artists bring to their canvas emotions that reverberate with social significance. The colours, shapes and emotion have emerged from the very soul of the Capital, and together they will converge at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre this autumn from September 11-15.last_img read more

Putin Netanyahu meet to discuss Syria

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Putin wrapped up the meeting by saying that Russia and Israel share concern about the situation in Syria. He said that he and Netanyahu believe that the conflict in Syria is fraught with negative consequences for the entire region, adding that they agreed to follow the situation through personal contacts and links between Russian and Israeli special services.“Only a quick cessation of hostilities and a political settlement can prevent a negative scenario,” Putin said. “At this sensitive moment, it’s particularly important to avoid any action that could destabilize the situation.”Putin hailed what he described as close ties between the two countries, and Netanyahu responded in kind and invited Putin to make another trip to Israel.Netanyahu added that the volatile situation in the Middle East requires action to improve security. “The region around us is very unstable and explosive, and therefore I am glad for the opportunity to examine together new ways to stabilize the area and bring security and stability to the area,” he said at the start of the talks.The warm statements and assurances of mutual friendship contrasted with sharp criticism by Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau, who on Monday accused Russia destabilizing the Middle East by selling weapons to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. “Anyone who provides weaponry to terror organizations is siding with terror,” Landau said. MOSCOW (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday for talks that focused on the situation in Syria, amid concerns that Moscow could soon provide Damascus with advanced missiles.Israeli officials have asked Russia to stop what they say is an imminent delivery of Russian S-300 air defense systems to Syria.However, neither leader mentioned the missiles in their brief opening remarks and concluding statements after the talks. They took no questions from reporters. Their refusal to mention the missile issue in public and their friendly tone may reflect an understanding reached in talks that lasted several hours. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Russia has continued to ship weapons to Syria despite the civil war there, but so far has refrained from providing Damascus with the S-300s, a powerful weapon that has a range of up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) and the capability to track down and strike multiple targets simultaneously with lethal efficiency.The weapon would mean a quantum leap in Syria’s air defense capability, including against neighboring countries that oppose Assad’s regime.Israel attacked suspected shipments of advanced Iranian missiles in Syria with back-to-back airstrikes this month. Israeli officials signaled there would be more attacks unless Syria refrains from trying to deliver such “game-changing” missiles to ally Hezbollah, an anti-Israel militia in Lebanon and key Syrian ally. Hezbollah said weapons shipments won’t cease.Netanyahu in his concluding statement emphasized the need for Israel to protect its people, adding that “deep and thorough discussions” with Russia would help find ways to improve regional stability.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Top Stories Comments   Share   Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

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first_imgRenowned Sydney venue and catering collection, Doltone House takes out the NSW 2011 Meetings & Events Industry Award (Specialty Meeting Venue) category as well as NSW 2011 Cause Related Event of The Year for the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation event.Doltone House has been announced as winner of the 2011 NSW Meetings and Events Industry Award for the Specialty Meeting Venue category. The prestigious night of nights was hosted by the Sofitel Wentworth yesterday evening with some 300 of the who’s who of the NSWs events industry in attendance. One of the final awards of the evening was Cause Related Event of The Year, where the partnership between Doltone House and the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation found success. The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation was set up by Doltone House Directors/Owners, honouring their late father who passed away of Mesothelioma, a terminal asbestos related cancer. They have committed to almost $1million dollars in just under 4 years; funded three medical scholarships; funded the national guidelines for treatment and cure of Mesothelioma, received two NSW Government grants as well as most recently funding an International Registry Scholarship.Both awards were accepted by Anna Cesarano, Director of Doltone House. Anna comments: “The dedication and commitment that goes into the submission process itself is really a reflection of the passion we apply day to day…she later too expressed her heartfelt thanks, “When the founder of Doltone House venue and catering collection passed away in 2008, we set up a Foundation honouring his name. This founder happens to be my father…a great migrant success story indeed.”Last night’s wins came off another significant achievement being the 2012 MICE.net (Reader’s Choice Award) for Best Unique Venue for the last three consecutive years. During October, November, December 2011 they asked their readership base to vote (from their experience) for the best venue they have used over the last 12 months.Doltone House is renowned in Sydney for providing multi award-winning, iconic venues for conferences and events. The Doltone property portfolio, which includes the iconic flagship property Jones Bay Wharf, Sylvania Waters, and the latest addition, the 6-star green-star Darling Island Wharf – has seen Doltone House establish a reputation as one of Australia’s premier event providers. NSW Winners now qualify for the 2011 MEA National Awards to be announced in late April 2012. Source = Doltone Houselast_img read more

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first_imgQantas is likely to be given a debt guarantee by the Abbott Government until its foreign ownership restrictions can be lifted.   “The Australian domestic market has been distorted by the current Australian aviation policy which allows Virgin to be majority owned by three foreign airlines,” Joyce said. The job cuts include a reduction of 1,500 management and non-operational positions and will be carried out over a three period until the 2017 financial year. The Qantas Group will cut 5,000 jobs, sell assets and reduce capital expenditure in order to try to return to profit by financial year 2015, Qantas chief executive officer, Alan Joyce said at a press conference today. Joyce said that the need for restructuring was promoted by the uneven playing field in the Australian aviation sector. Qantas has bought 132 aircraft, with an average age of 7.6 years. Source = ETB News: T.N. Going forward, Joyce said that Qantas will rely on its partnership with Emirates to expand its international reach by cutting routes and invest in passenger capacity by rapidly changing its fleet. The savings will be AUD $2 billion which will be used to invest in capacity growth internationally as well as in Asia in its Jetstar Group. In addition, there will be a wage freeze across the Qantas Group and a suspension of wage increases and bonuses for executives, the sale of aircraft and the shutting down of its heavy maintenance and catering facilities. Qantas announced a Statutory Tax Loss of AUD $235 million for the six months from 2013. last_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Adrian Wilson was a gatekeeper for the Arizona Cardinals, a man revered among his peers. He was a physical specimen, one of a kind, who played the game with a chip on his shoulder, desperately trying to win the respect of players, fans and coaches across the league. This man’s career will be defined by his willingness and aptitude of playing in the box while still making plays in the secondary. His 5 Pro Bowls stand as testament to how productive he was as a player. He was a vicious tackler, and his 25.5 sacks and 27 interceptions make him one of six people in the history of the league to have 25 sacks and 25 interceptions. One of six human beings… Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories center_img 0 Comments   Share   The Cardinals are saying goodbye to an era. Kurt Warner is gone, Anquan Boldin is gone, Ken Whisenhunt is gone and now Adrian Wilson is gone. The stuff of Super Bowls has become a motivating memory and a point of pride within the organization, but they recognize they’re a long way from Super Bowl XLIII. This was a move the Cardinals had to make, unfortunately. Steve Keim is putting his stamp on this team and has already saved over $10 million on the salary cap. The team needs to be rebuilt around its youth, a core group is being reestablished, and all good things must come to an end.Adrian wasn’t surprised by this and he won’t be surprised when the Cardinals lift his 24 jersey into the rafters above the Red Sea at University of Phoenix Stadium.Well done, Gasman…well done, indeed. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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thrusters are burnt have “enabled in preserving the fuel on-board” This CSA on the MOM is an improved version of the one deployed during the Chandrayaan Mission “About 190 kgs of fuel was spent on Tran-Mars Injection phase on December 1 which was perhaps the toughest part of the mission so far” said Kiran Kumar while addressing an audience at AMA The Mars orbiter which was launched on November 5 is at a distance of 60 lakh kilometers from Earth and is currently travelling at a speed of 34 kilometer per second through space By the time the orbiter reaches Marsit will attain a velocity of 34 kilometer per second “We are currently communicating with the satellite using the on-board medium gain antenna Any message sent to it currently takes 12 seconds to reach This gap will keep on increasing till the furthest point when a signal sent from Earth will take 20 minutes to travel one-way” said Kiran Kumar The Mars Orbiter is scheduled to scan the atmosphere of Mars for a period of six months 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