Heathrow third runway plans ruled ‘unlawful’ as legal challenge upheld

first_imgHeathrow Airport’s third runway expansion has stalled, after a challenge in the high court was upheld in the Court of Appeal. Also Read: Heathrow third runway plans ruled ‘unlawful’ as legal challenge upheld Stefan Boscia and Edward Thicknesse However, his stance on the third runway now is less clear. A separate challenge issued by Heathrow Hub, authors of a rival plan to expand the airport, also failed. The Heathrow expansion has been an ongoing saga in the capital for more than a decade “We face a climate emergency and I’m delighted that the Court of Appeal has recognised that the Government cannot ignore its climate change responsibilities,” he said. “The government must now finally see sense and abandon plans for a third runway at Heathrow. “A new runway at Heathrow would have serious consequences on climate change, on air quality, on noise pollution, on road and rail networks and on the quality of life in our city. “We have concluded in particular the designation of the [policy statement] was unlawful by reason to failing to take into account the government’s commitment to the Paris agreement on climate change,” he said. It referred to the DfT’s policy document outlining the project, claiming that it does not properly deal with the impact on air quality, climate change, noise and congestion. Other parts of the challenge to the statement on noise and air quality were not upheld by the court. “In the face of a climate emergency, we can’t keep investing in airport expansion.” A spokesperson for Heathrow said that the situation was “eminently fixable”. Heathrow third runway plans ruled ‘unlawful’ as legal challenge upheld “We really are facing a climate emergency and it’s about time the government started taking action to address this. I will continue to stand up for London by doing everything I can to stop a new runway at Heathrow airport.” Today’s decision marks a huge victory for campaigners against the third runway. The challenge failed in May 2019, however the appeal was heard in October and the verdict given this morning. Liberal Democrat mayoral challenger Siobhan Benita said the decision was “excellent news for a greener London”. “By contrast, the Extended Northern Runway is a much cheaper and greener scheme,” he said. whatsapp “Heathrow has taken a lead in getting the UK aviation sector to commit to a plan to get to Net Zero emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Accord.” Share “In the meantime, we are ready to work with the government to fix the issue that the court has raised.   Also Read: Heathrow third runway plans ruled ‘unlawful’ as legal challenge upheld However, Lord Justice Lindblom found the policy statement written by the Department for Transport (DfT) “did not take account of government policy relating to the mitigation of and the adaption to climate change”. Heathrow Hub, meanwhile, still said that its option for airport expansion was the only way forward, despite its challenge being thrown out of the court. Khan said this morning’s judgement was “a victory for Londoners and future generations”. Heathrow Hub founder Jock Lowe said the review of the policy “will expose that the expensive and complicated third Runway is never going to be compatible with the UK’s climate change obligations” The court found that the government’s policy statement for the third runway was “unlawful” as it did not take into account the government’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, a challenge brought by mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Friends of the Earth, Plan B and several local authorities. Lindblom said: “The appropriate remedy is a declaration to declare the designation unlawful and prevent it has any legal effect until the secretary of state [Grant Shapps] has taken a review of it.” The issue has been an ongoing saga in the capital for more than a decade. “I’m delighted that this crucial decision paves the way for putting an end to this polluting project once and for all,” she said. The original challenge to the expansion was issued by Khan, several local authorities and environmental groups. Thursday 27 February 2020 10:35 am Boris Johnson, when has was mayor of London, vowed to lie down in front of the bulldozers to prevent the project from going ahead. They said: “The Court of Appeal dismissed all appeals against the government – including on “noise” and “air quality” – apart from one which is eminently fixable.  We will appeal to the Supreme Court on this one issue and are confident that we will be successful.  Paul McGuinness, Chair of the No 3rd Runway Coalition, said: “Clearly the courts have found an irredeemably large hole in the Government’s airports national policy statement which will now have to be withdrawn.” Parliament backed the statement in 2018, voting 415-119 in favour of going ahead with Heathrow’s expansion. The group’s plan is to extend the northern runway of the airport, instead of adding a third runway. 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State agencies provide stopgap timber for Southeast industry

first_imgEnvironment | Federal Government | Southeast | State Government | Syndicated | TimberState agencies provide stopgap timber for Southeast industryJanuary 10, 2018 by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Share:Forests along Peril Strait shine on a sunny Sept. 15, 2015. Several government agencies are selling timber to Southeast Alaska mills until larger stands of trees are made available. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The state just sold timber from its Southeast Alaska forest to the region’s largest mill.It’s part of a multi-agency effort to keep the area’s logging industry alive. But some say it’s time to let it go.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/01/10Supply-L.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Klawock’s Viking Lumber was the only buyer interested in the North Hollis timber sale, about 230 acres on Prince of Wales Island, the center of what’s left of Southeast’s timber industry.But it wasn’t sold under the usual bid program.It was a negotiated sale based on more than the price, State Forester Chris Maisch said.“The kind of things we’re looking for (are) would the wood be used to manufacture products in the state, how many jobs … will be created from the project,” he said. “Of course, the price being offered for the timber is also a consideration.”The state Division of Forestry said Viking is paying $375,000.00 for mostly Sitka spruce, hemlock and red cedar.It’s not huge acreage as timber sales go, but it’s one of several small state sales aimed at keeping Viking and other parts of the industry alive.“We have stepped up our timber sale program because of the shortfall of federal volume here over the last several years,” he said.The North Hollis sale was finalized in December.The state forest also sold a second parcel to Viking last year, near Coffman Cove, also on Prince of Wales Island.(Read Tongass in transition: Striking a chord with old growth trees.)Another agency also plans to provide stopgap timber.The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office is trading some controversial timberlands near cities for acreage in the Tongass National Forest.Executive Director Wyn Menefee said the office is planning for sales this year and next.“That’s going to be very vital for the timber industry down there because they’re short on timber supply and we are the ones that probably can provide, after we get the land through the lands exchange, the necessary fiber to market,” he said.The first will be near Naukati, which also is on the island.About 11,000 acres are involved, but it won’t all be sold at the same time.“We will be putting that old-growth available for timber markets in Southeast, which hopefully will give them enough breathing room to allow the Forest Service enough time to get timber on the markets,” he said.About 2,400 acres will be in the first sale, which will be offered this spring. Public comments on the overall plan are due by Jan. 15.(Read Tongass in transition: An uncertain future for Alaska’s last big mill.)The Tongass National Forest has been the largest source of timber on public lands for decades. But management changes, lawsuits and a shortage of older timber has slowed its sales.Tongass officials will offer three sales this year totaling about 1,200 acres.Spokesman Paul Robbins Jr. said two are old growth while one is young growth.“We’re also working on environmental impact statements for sales on the Petersburg and Wrangell Ranger districts, as well as multiple sales as part of the Prince of Wales landscape level analysis,” he said.Robbins said the Forest Service is working with other timber owners, including the state, the land trust, Sealaska regional Native corporation and the University of Alaska.“We convened about four or five years ago to coordinate timber sales and improve economies of scale, reduce overall costs and help the economics of timber sales for Southeast Alaska,” he said.“They just want to continue to do business the way they have been doing business,” said Bob Claus, a Prince of Wales Island resident and a member of the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council.He and others question sales that continue supplying old-growth timber to what he calls a dying industry. He said they’re damaging the environment, including salmon, deer and wolf habitat.“Yyou have Sealaska, you have mental health trust, you have state lands and you have the Forest Service … all pushing for more old-growth harvests out of a place that just can’t take it anymore,” he said. “They’ve already taken all the old growth that they can take. And probably more than was acceptable.”Viking Lumber continues logging old-growth trees from a previous Forest Service sale.What’s called Big Thorne involves about 6,000 acres between Thorne Bay and Coffman Cove.The Tongass is being managed under a plan to move away from harvesting old-growth trees. It calls for a new industry based on younger timber, also called second growth.But a federal agency last fall determined Congress has the right to review – and possibly overturn – the plan.If that happens, the Tongass could resume selling larger stands of older trees, which is what the industry wants.Share this story:last_img read more

Premium / EXCLUSIVE Snapshot: Jumping for joy as Toll regains its fighting spirit

first_img Forgotten your password? Please click here A couple of interesting reads hit the wires in the past few days adding to the Toll Group story, not because the disclosed events and talk weren’t broadly public knowledge already but they could help accelerate the corporate sale process in Melbourne. That’s my take on it, anyway.On top of that, more importantly perhaps, an internal announcement was made earlier this month by commander-in-chief Thomas Knudsen  – very conveniently for the corporate sale angle, it points to significantly brighter business … Email* Reset Email* Please Login << Go back Premium subscriber LOGIN Reset Your Password LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Password* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium By Alessandro Pasetti 26/10/2020 New Premium subscriber REGISTERlast_img read more

40 cases of hepatitis A in Va. linked to frozen strawberries

first_img Tags food poisoninghepatitis Apublic health Privacy Policy All the potentially contaminated Egyptian-sourced berries were pulled from the 96 Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in Virginia no later than Aug. 8 or Aug. 9.Officials say more cases could emerge, since some symptoms take as many as 50 days to emerge. The hepatitis A virus affects the liver.advertisement By Associated Press Aug. 30, 2016 Reprints J. Scott Applewhite/AP Health40 cases of hepatitis A in Va. linked to frozen strawberries Leave this field empty if you’re human: center_img About the Author Reprints Please enter a valid email address. Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia health officials say there are now 40 confirmed cases of hepatitis A that are connected to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations across the state, up from 28 cases less than a week ago.The Virginia Department of Health said in a news release Monday that about 55 percent of the infected residents have been hospitalized.There are more than 500 of the smoothie franchises across the country, and Virginia is not the only state affected.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day.last_img read more

Of ‘miracles’ and money: why hemophilia drugs are so expensive

first_img Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson About the Author Reprints By Jenny Gold — Kaiser Health News March 8, 2018 Reprints Please enter a valid email address. Trending Now: Michelle Rice, a senior vice president at the National Hemophilia Foundation, said she has been working with several insurers to help them manage costs safely. “We understand the need to control costs, but they can’t impede access to the product a patient needs,” she said.It is not yet clear whether such efforts will work, let alone spread.Sitting at a picnic bench at a park, Jessica Morris pages through Landon’s insurance documents. Over the past year, his care cost over $120,000. She wonders sometimes what would happen if they lost their coverage.“How much would you be willing to pay to have your child lead a normal life?” she said. “I don’t think that there’s anything we wouldn’t pay or sacrifice for him.”It’s a problem she prays they’ll never have to face.This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News, a national health policy news service. KHN’s coverage of these topics is supported by Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Heising-Simons Foundation Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Hemophiliacs can more easily play soccer thanks to this drug? FDA says not so fast Sanofi makes a steep bid for a hemophilia business, but did it make a good case? Jenny Gold — Kaiser Health News Leave this field empty if you’re human: Manufacturers, as well as specialty pharmacies that sell the drugs, hire patients and parents as recruiters and advisers, hold dinners and holiday parties, offer scholarships to patients, and even run summer camps for children with the disease. The Morris family regularly receives such invitations.Dr. Jonathan Ducore, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at the University of California-Davis Hemophilia Treatment Center in Sacramento, said some of his patients are persuaded by drug company presentations to switch medications. ”But the real differences between the drugs are limited,” he said.Ducore said he tells patients if he thinks they are being misled by drug makers about what a product will do. “But even though the tactics may seem a little smarmy, if it’s the patient’s choice, you have to go with it,” said Ducore, who has been Landon’s doctor since the boy was born.The first clotting factor products, which came onto the market in the mid-1960s, were derived from human blood plasma, with thousands of donations combined to create one batch. This proved disastrous in the 1980s, when donors unwittingly spread HIV into the blood supply. An estimated 4,000 people with hemophilia — about 40 percent of the patient population in the U.S. — died from AIDS as a result.In the 1990s, manufacturers introduced a product that did not carry the disease risk of plasma-based drugs — made by cloning human clotting proteins in animal cells. Companies charged a premium for this ever-more-popular “recombinant factor.”Recombinant factor is difficult and delicate to make, said Steve Garger, a development scientist at Bayer, which produces two popular factor products at its Berkeley, Calif., plant — including Landon Morris’ drug, Kogenate. Privacy Policy YUBA CITY, Calif. — When Landon Morris was diagnosed with hemophilia shortly after birth, his mother, Jessica Morris, was devastated. “It was like having your dreams — all the dreams you imagined for your child — just kind of disappear,” she recalled.Hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder caused by a gene mutation that prevents blood from clotting properly, is typically passed from mother to son. Morris’ grandfather had it, and she remembered hearing how painful it was. “It was almost like he was bubble-wrapped,” she said. “He was coddled, because his mom didn’t want him to get hurt.”But Landon’s life turned out much different than she expected.advertisementcenter_img Examining the stubbornly high cost of these medications opens a window into why some prescription drugs the United States — especially those for rare diseases — have stratospheric prices. The short answer: Competition doesn’t do its traditional job of tamping down costs.Vying for patientsThe market for hemophilia medicines in the United States is flooded with 28 different drugs, with another 21 drugs in development. Because blood factor drugs are biological products — in this case, a protein — there are no cheaper copies, called biosimilars, available. Not only do prices rise steadily as each new product comes on the market, demand is growing — and pushing costs upward — as more and more clotting factor is used to prevent bleeding episodes, not just to treat them.Yet competition has not brought prices down in the way someone “operating at the level of undergrad Econ 101 would expect,” said Jerry Avorn, a professor at Harvard Medical School who studies prescription drug costs. Related: Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticals “He’s wild. He’s probably sometimes the roughest of them all,” she said, as she watched the 6-year-old race around a park. “He leads a totally normal life. He plays T-ball. He’ll start soccer in the fall. He runs and jumps and wrestles with his brothers.”That’s due almost entirely to his medication — the kind that wasn’t available in his grandfather’s day. For the Morris family, this type of drug — broadly known as clotting factor — is a miracle, helping Landon’s blood clot normally. And its cost is almost entirely covered by his father’s federal employee health plan.Three times each week, Jessica Landon injects the protein into son Landon’s vein to help his blood clot normally. Heidi de Marco/KHNBut for the health care system, such drugs are enormously expensive, among the priciest in the nation. Medications to treat hemophilia cost an average of more than $270,000 annually per patient, according to a 2015 Express Scripts report. If complications arise, that annual price tag can soar above $1 million. The U.S. hemophilia drug market, which serves about 20,000 patients, is worth $4.6 billion a year, according to the investment research firm AllianceBernstein.advertisement The problem is that companies have no incentive to lower prices. Patients generally don’t push back because insurers pay the bulk of the cost. And insurers tend not to object because the market for the drugs — expensive as they are — is small and the patients are especially vulnerable.For drug companies, Avorn said, “it’s a magical formula: Lifesaving drug, child at risk of bleeding to death — it kind of casts anybody who looks at costs into the role of some evil Scrooge-like person.”“The insurers don’t want to end up on the front page of the newspaper saying Little Timmy bled to death because his drug wasn’t covered,” he said.Also, because prices are high across the hemophilia market, no drug company wants to be the one to blink first. “They don’t want to get a price war started and end up at a super low price point,” said Edmund Pezalla, a consultant to pharmaceutical companies and former executive at Aetna.So, these drugmakers compete not on price but clinical benefits — such as how long the drugs’ effects last — and through intensive marketing. The pool of potential customers is so valuable that companies often vie directly for individual patients. The manufacturing process for Kogenate (pictured) and Kovaltry, Bayer’s clotting-factor products, requires the company’s factory in Berkeley, Calif., to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Eric Kayne for KHN Related: [email protected] @JennyAGold HealthOf ‘miracles’ and money: why hemophilia drugs are so expensive Inside a concrete building on the campus, kidney cells from baby hamsters are grown in stainless-steel vessels called bioreactors, and the clotting factor they produce is then purified in steel tanks kept in cold rooms. Working at full capacity, this factory produces less than a pound of clotting factor each year — but when diluted with other ingredients, it’s enough to treat thousands of patients in 80 countries.The investment in manufacturing and marketing is only part of the reason for the high cost of the drugs, said Kevin O’Leary, vice president of pricing and contracting at Bayer. Bayer does not simply add up the costs, slap on a profit margin and come up with the price, O’Leary explained.Instead, he said, the company begins by talking to insurers, doctors and patients to get a sense of what value its products bring to the market, especially compared to drugs already available. Bayer then sets a price based on both its investment and the product’s perceived worth. In the end, he said, “we’re charging a price that’s competitive with the other factor products on the market.”Bayer’s annual sales from its hemophilia drugs were 1.166 billion euros in 2016. That’s the equivalent of about $1.45 billion in the U.S.Jessica injects Landon with a blood-clotting factor. Heidi de Marco/KHNPushing back on costsIn Europe, hemophilia drugs cost less than half what they cost in the U.S. That’s because payers — usually governments — request bids and pick products based on cost and quality.Without pushback from insurers in the U.S., “the price of any drug in the U.S. is whatever the market will bear as seen by the manufacturer,” said Avorn of Harvard.Recently, a few insurance companies have quietly started to push back on costs. Bayer’s O’Leary said several insurers have approached the company and demanded rebates in exchange for offering the drug to their customers. O’Leary would not discuss the details because he said the contracts are confidential.State Medicaid programs, which provide health insurance to low-income Americans and cover about half of hemophilia patients, already receive significant rebates from hemophilia drug manufacturers.last_img read more

Collier County businesses feel impact of record low tourism in Florida

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Collier school resource officers teach kids how to fish on first day of “Summerfest” June 16, 2021 AdvertisementOwner of the Beach Cafe at Lowdermilk beach, Jason Gibson said this year has been unprecedented. “2021 high January here was below half of what it was last year and we have never seen that before, same with February,” Gibson said.The pandemic putting a halt on people’s beach getaways to Naples, meaning fewer customers at his concession stand. AdvertisementTags: collier countytourism COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Local businesses in Collier County are feeling the impact of the record low tourism in the state of Florida in 2020. According to Visit Florida, in 2020 Florida saw the lowest number of visitors since 2010; with a 34 percent drop in tourism compared to 2019.  RSW Airport saw a 41.7 percent decrease in passenger traffic in 2020 from 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic having a major impact on tourism.  Amazon distribution center officially opens in Collier County June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Wounded Warriors organization accuses City of Naples of discrimination June 16, 2021 Mosquitoes swarming Collier County, crews trap 25,000 in two nights June 17, 2021 “Obviously, it hurt us but pretty much everyone is dealing with the same thing,” Gibson said.Owner of Audrey’s consignment store Quenby Tyler in Downtown Naples is also feeling the impact“We have a very multinational customer base, so a lot of our customers are coming from historically from Europe and from Canada and from other countries from all over the world actually, so we have missed out on all of that, we miss their faces,” Tyler said.Tyler is thankful, they have loyal local customers that keep her business afloat. “It could be a lot worse, it could certainly be a lot worse. I am just thankful we are in Florida, I am thankful that we are able to be open because we could be in another state where we are not open at all,” Tyler said. Advertisementlast_img read more

BREAKING: 424 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland while deaths go above 100

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Electric Picnic WhatsApp Twitter 18 of today’s deaths are located in the east, 3 in the south, 1 in the west of the country.The patients included 11 females and 11 males. 16 of the patients were reported as having underlying health conditions while the average age of the people who died today is 80.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We are concerned with the number of clusters identified in nursing homes. We have identified a range of measures, working with the HSE. We need to see continuous actions being taken to reduce the risk of transmission in nursing home and long-term residential facilities.”Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We are now facing into the end of week one of new measures. It has been a tough adjustment but these efforts save lives. We will continue to protect vulnerable groups against this virus, by staying home and following public health advice. These efforts result in lives saved.“Anyone over 70 years of age should remain cocooned as per public health advice, and for essential food and prescription shopping, call on family, friends or services to help you. Over 70’s should not be leaving home.”Dr. Colm Henry, Clinical Chief Officer, HSE, said; “There is now a clear picture of more severe illness in older people. This underlines the importance of our advice on cocooning and requires all of us to support any vulnerable people who find themselves in isolation.”People have been asking for the stats on recovered patients but as yet, the HSE have not released these.However, a website giving stats on worldwide figures of Coronavirus, says that just five people have recovered in Ireland.Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Wednesday 1st April 2020 (3,655 cases), reveals:· 49% are male and 51% are female, with 171 clusters involving 626 cases· Median age of confirmed cases is 48 years· 1,039 cases (28%) have been hospitalised· Of those hospitalised, 148 cases have been admitted to ICU· 948 cases (26%) are associated with healthcare workers· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 2,077 (57% of all cases) followed by Cork with 292 cases (8%)· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 61%, close contact accounts for 23%, travel abroad accounts for 16%Links to today’s other Coronavirus stories Hilary Treacy: Why extra care is needed when you’re working from homeLaois TD calls on banks to ‘change attitude’ during Coronavirus pandemicLaois Doctor explains how Coronavirus has changed practice, testing issues and offers advice for non-Covid patientsLaois lads turn cancelled Aintree trip into ‘Do It For Dan’ fundraiserWATCH: Laois Community turns out in force to celebrate much loved granny on 100th birthdayChange of opening hours of St Canice’s Credit Union BranchesNorthern Ireland, the UK and globally There have been 12 more deaths from Coronavirus in Northern Ireland, double the previous highest daily figure.This brings total fatalities to 48. There are 130 new cases, bringing total in Northern Ireland to 904.The UK suffered its deadliest day in their battle with Coronavirus as they registered 684 new deaths, taking total to 3,605.New York also suffered its deadliest single day from Coronavirus, with 562 additional deaths across the state for a total of 2,935 fatalities, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.Cuomo warned that people were going to die in the near term due to a lack of ventilators for hospital beds and called for resources from across the United States to be deployed to New York to help it deal with the growing crisis in the state.There are now more than 1,061,000 cases globally with at least one in almost every country on the planet. Almost 57,000 people have died. While 225,000 have recovered.Latest Health Department Data The latest HPSC stats on COVID-19 reveals that a second person aged 25-34 has died from the pandemic in Ireland.It also reveals that the number of clusters in nursing homes has now risen to 38, while hospital clusters now number 29.Here’s the breakdown for total cases confirmed as of Tuesday night – there are eight cases involving children under one year.Economy update Over the next three months, the Central Bank believes the economy here could collapse by 25%.It warns that unemployment could rise to 25%, with up to half a million jobs lost.Premier League The Premier League season has been suspended until it is safe to resume play, as it is announced players may have 30% of their salary cut.In a statement on its website, it sets out a number of new steps being taken following a Premier League Shareholders meeting held today.The statement lists new measures regarding the season, players, steps to support the NHS, supporting clubs’ community work and promoting public health messages.It confirmed that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May, stating that “the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so”.Coronavirus MythsAs yet, there is no cure currently for COVID-19.So people suggesting/selling special remedies like vitamin C, garlic, home cures, drinking bleach, or putting half an onion in rooms around the house are – well you know don’t you?The World Health Organisation has advice on some of these urban legends.Cuisle Centre The Coronavirus outbreak has led to the Cuisle Centre in Portlaoise closing.They said: “The Covid-19 restrictions mean that we have had to temporarily close our doors, but we are still here to support you and your family.“As we know this is a confusing time for our patients as chemotherapy and surgery are been rescheduled – we will be continuing to give you support and guidance over the phone.“Just call 0578681492 and leave your name, number and a brief message and we will get back to you. You can also contact us on email: [email protected] or messenger us through facebook.“Stay safe everyone, wash your hands and take a little exercise.”Important information Symptoms of Covid-19 include:CoughShortness of breathFeverBreathing difficulties.Further resources:The HSE: Official advice on the coronavirus in Ireland. This is being updated based on the number of confirmed cases and how the virus spreads in Ireland.The Department of Foreign Affairs: Official advice on where to avoid travelling to. Also a resource for those who are abroad.The World Health Organization (WHO): The UN agency on global public health publishes statements and daily situation reports based on the latest data.European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): The EU agency on the number of cases, deaths and how it’s spreading in Europe.The Johns Hopkins University map: A heat map of the confirmed cases across the world.A helpline for older people who are concerned about the coronavirus has been launched by Alone. The number is 0818 222 024, and it’s open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.SEE ALSO – For more Coronavirus stories click here Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 3rd April 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twittercenter_img Home News BREAKING: 424 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland while deaths go above… News Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleLaois lads turn cancelled Aintree trip into ‘Do It For Dan’ fundraiserNext articleCoronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Friday, April 3, 2020 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 News A total of 424 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.This is an increase on the 3,849 cases from yesterday and takes the overall total to 4,273.While now 120 people have died from the disease – an increase of 22 from yesterday. The average age of the people who have died is 82. Electric Picnic Pinterest BREAKING: 424 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland while deaths go above 100 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

FSCO suspends insurance agent

first_img Keywords Enforcement FSCO has now also ordered a nine-month suspension in the case, starting March 1, noting that an advisory board found that “Paul Vorstadt was guilty of a fraudulent act and demonstrated untrustworthiness in the transaction that was the subject matter of this proceeding”. However, FSCO’s order notes that the advisory board found that an allegation that Vorstadt was unsuitable to transact business as a life insurance agent was not established. So, it recommended that Vorstadt’s insurance licence be suspended for four months and that he be required to complete an ethics course. According to FSCO’s order, the advisory board noted that a nine-month suspension would be appropriate for the offence, but that there were some mitigating circumstances, including that it was an isolated event, that he’d expressed remorse, and that he’d already been punished by IIROC. As a result, it said the suspension should be reduced to four months. The superintendent of financial services ruled instead that a nine-month suspension should be imposed and that credit should be given on a day for day basis for each day of suspension served in the penalty imposed by IIROC. The decision notes that it’s common to have licences for more than one financial service, and that discipline imposed by one regulator may be considered by another regulator. Additionally, it notes that dual licensing can impair the effectiveness of discipline if an individual is sanctioned in one area and can simply continue their business in the other area. “For further clarity, I also emphasize that a decision by one regulator regarding the suitability of a person to hold a licence can be relevant to disciplinary actions by other regulators regarding other financial services licences. Accordingly a revocation of a financial services licence by one regulator is not an alternative to a decision to revoke another financial services licence by another regulator,” it notes. The superintendent also decided that it was not necessary to require an ethics course, noting, “…considering the remorse expressed by Mr. Vorstadt and his co-operation, I believe that he already understands what is acceptable behaviour.” Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator BFI investors plead for firm’s sale An insurance agent will have his license suspended for nine months by insurance regulators after a securities regulator found that he forged a letter to a client, which involved an insurance product. The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has ordered a nine-month suspension for agent, Paul Vorstadt, after the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) found that he fabricated a letter that misrepresented the guarantee features of a product he recommended to a client. Back in 2012, IIROC announced a settlement with Vortsadt, which saw him agree to a $40,000 fine and a seven-month suspension. Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newslast_img read more

NYSE, Nasdaq to back up each other’s closing auctions

first_img Keywords Stock exchanges Negative 2021 outlook on exchange, clearing sector: Fitch The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq announced a proposal on Wednesday to introduce an additional layer of redundancy for the closing auction of U.S. equities in the event of a systems failure. If NYSE, NYSE Arca or NYSE MKT are unable to run a closing auction in NYSE-listed securities, they will use the price of the Nasdaq Closing Cross in those securities as the official NYSE closing price, the exchanges say. Related news James Langton Similarly, if Nasdaq is unable to run its closing cross in any Nasdaq-listed securities, it will use the price of the NYSE Arca closing auction in those Nasdaq listings as the official Nasdaq closing price. The new framework is being proposed in response to input from industry participants and regulators so that investors and market participants can be confident in closing prices if there’s a systems failure at either of the major exchanges, the exchanges say. They plan to file the proposal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and it will then go out for public comment. “The role the closing auction plays in establishing reliable closing prices and facilitating liquidity is recognized by market participants and regulators alike,” says Tom Farley, NYSE president, in a statement. “We look forward to working with the industry and the SEC to implement this resiliency plan for the public markets on behalf of investors.” “Operating our markets to benefit and protect investors is paramount,” adds Tom Wittman, global head of equities and president and CEO of The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC. “We devote significant resources to ensure redundancy, and this is a way to further enhance that. We welcome the opportunity to work with the NYSE to continually strengthen the quality of our U.S. equity markets.” The U.S. Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) has applauded the exchanges’ move, saying that it supports the proposal. “We appreciate that NYSE and Nasdaq have considered the industry’s input in taking this important step to improve the resiliency of the closing auction process for U.S. equities,” says Randy Snook, executive vice president, business policies and practices at SIFMA, in a statement. “The exchanges’ closing auctions are essential to market efficiency and investor confidence as they establish consistent closing prices for listed equities. SIFMA commends NYSE and Nasdaq for collaborating with each other in developing a framework designed to benefit the entire market,” he adds. “By backstopping each other’s closing auctions, the exchanges will help provide needed certainty that official closing prices can be established in the event that one of the exchanges cannot operate its closing auction.” Looking ahead, he called on the exchanges to work directly with SIFMA to hammer out the details of the proposals. “This valuable insight from market participants will be vital to help the exchanges develop a plan that is effective and can be implemented as soon as possible. We look forward to considering the details of the proposal with our members and working with the exchanges and the SEC to finalize this plan to support the resiliency of a critical equity markets function,” he concludes.center_img Nasdaq sharpens market surveillance Canadian IPO market limps through Q3, PwC reports Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Biotechnology Policy to be Ready by Year-End

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Dr. Arnoldo Ventura, special advisor to the Prime Minister on Science and Technology, has said that the National Policy on Biotechnology should be ready by year-end, and should be promulgated through the legislative system by mid 2008.The draft document entitled: ‘Biotechnology for Socio-Economic Development: A Policy for Jamaica’, is now being discussed in public consultations across the island.Dr. Ventura, who spoke to JIS News at a consultation held at the Western Region Office of the Prime Minister on Delisser Drive, Montego Bay yesterday (Sept. 12), informed that public meetings have already been held in Kingston, Portland, and Mandeville, and more would be held in other parishes in the coming months.He noted that the consultations held to date have been successful, with a wide cross section of the society participating.“Once [the public] begins to understand what we are about, that this is about our future, they become very interested and animated,” he pointed out.According to Dr. Ventura, the implementation of a biodiversity policy was important for the country’s development.“The future for Jamaica lies in our ability to use knowledge, nothing else, because we don’t have large land space.we are bright people and we must use the world knowledge base .to be more productive in food, in industry, and we must protect our environment”, he stated.He said that while Jamaica was behind a lot of countries in the development and implementation of biotechnology, “I have no doubt that we can catch up because we are a bright people.”Dr. Ventura, who chairs the steering committee of the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST), that is developing the biotechnology policy, added that he was “looking forward to the day when the average Jamaican could understand fully what biotechnology means, and how it affects his own life and livelihood”.According to the draft document, developments in biotechnology in Jamaica are essential to agro-industrial development, human and environmental health, bio-safety, biodiversity, and the protection of natural resources.It further states that despite gains within the field in several of the island’s research and teaching institutions, the vast potential afforded by biotechnology for national social and economic development remained largely untapped. RelatedBiotechnology Policy to be Ready by Year-End RelatedBiotechnology Policy to be Ready by Year-End Advertisementscenter_img RelatedBiotechnology Policy to be Ready by Year-End Biotechnology Policy to be Ready by Year-End UncategorizedSeptember 13, 2006last_img read more

Minister Wilkinson and John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

first_imgMinister Wilkinson and John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate From: Environment and Climate Change CanadaReadoutToday, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, spoke with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, during the second meeting of the High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition.Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, spoke with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, during the second meeting of the High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition.During the meeting, Minister Wilkinson and Secretary Kerry took stock of each country’s progress toward increasing the scope and scale of climate action at home, their efforts to encourage other countries to do the same, as well as their shared progress in identifying and implementing bilateral climate cooperation opportunities over the last few months. In this context, both countries welcomed early progress made to date under the High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition, reiterating their commitment to enhance their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement by the U.S.‑led Climate Summit that will take place on April 22, 2021.Minister Wilkinson underscored the importance of an aligned, enhanced ambition on methane reduction standards and transportation standards relating to fuel efficiency and the deployment of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), recognizing that this will enable both countries to increase their respective NDC ambitions. Minister Wilkinson reaffirmed Canada’s interest in taking a continental approach to addressing methane emission reductions from the oil and gas sector. The Minister proposed to build on the objective to reduce North American emissions by 40% by 2025-which Canada has continued to pursue over the last four years-toward the potential for a more aggressive 2030 policy reflecting recent statements by the International Energy Agency that countries should target a 75% emission reduction against forecast emissions. He also noted Canada and the United States’ commitment to achieve net-zero emissions no later than 2050 and the importance of aligned LDV and HDV standards – building on the progress that Canada has made with California in recent years in this area – and to implement a 100% ZEV sales target as soon as possible.Both countries reaffirmed that climate action and job creation go hand-in-hand, and agreed that Canada and the U.S. are more aligned in this view and in their climate objectives than ever before. Recognizing that major economies around the world are aggressively embracing low-carbon solutions to attract more investment and create more good jobs for their citizens, the two countries agreed that continued bilateral collaboration will ensure North American workers and industries can attract their fair share of global investment in the increasingly competitive low-carbon world.Minister Wilkinson and Secretary Kerry also reiterated the importance of other areas of work under the Climate Dialogue, including on adaptation, sustainable finance, nature‑based solutions, and smart agriculture. Minister Wilkinson identified the potential to align a Canadian and US Buy Clean approach to greening government, as a means to enhance climate change ambitions and trade opportunities.Minister Wilkinson and Special Envoy Kerry emphasized that the Dialogue serves to align policies and approaches to create jobs, while tackling climate change and inequality, and enhancing adaptation and resilience to climate impacts. They agreed to continue working together with a view to concrete policy outcomes in advance of COP 26 following this month’s Earth Day Summit. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, america, american, california, Canada, climate change, climate summit, Earth, environment, Government, Kerry, North America, Paris, sustainable, U.S., United States, zero-emissionlast_img read more

New study on airborne transmission of Covid-19 helping to kick-start large-scale events

first_imgNew study on airborne transmission of Covid-19 helping to kick-start large-scale events A new study involving the University of Nottingham will investigate how we can safely use and ventilate non-residential buildings like concert stadiums after lockdown to minimise the risk of airborne transmission of Covid-19 and other viruses.The government-funded AIRBODS (Airborne Infection Reduction through Building Operation and Design for SARS-CoV-2) project will help get large-scale events back up and running, with trials currently taking place at several ‘test’ venues including the O2 arena and Wembley Stadium.Data collected from a nightclub event in Liverpool and the Crucible’s Snooker World Championship is already being analysed.The 18-month study is being led by Loughborough University, in partnership with the University of Nottingham, University College London, the University of Cambridge, the University of Sheffield and London South Bank University. The project aims to create clear guidance on how to design and operate non-domestic buildings.Inadequate ventilation has been highlighted as a risk factor in terms of the possible airborne transmission (the primary mode) of Covid-19 in buildings. AIRBODS aims to quantify the risk of this transmission through a combination of experimental work, measurement of environmental factors in non-domestic buildings, and computer modelling.The team are currently monitoring the indoor air quality and the movement of air at different locations around the test venues to try and understand the impact of ventilation, and then relate this to the number of people present at an event and the microbiological analysis of surfaces and air around the venue.AIRBODs co-investigator Dr Benjamin Jones, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Nottingham. He is an architectural engineer with a research interest in ventilation and indoor air quality and its effect on health. He recently contributed to a SAGE Environmental and Modelling Group report on the role of ventilation in controlling SARS-CoV-2 transmission. The findings of which subsequently influenced the UK Government’s Covid-19 response and made headlines in the national media. “Our models will consider the relative risk of different scenarios by assessing a range of factors, including the activities people do inside the buildings – for example, a workout in a gym or singing in a church changes a person’s breathing rate and the number and size of aerosols that may contain virus – as well as how the building itself performs, in terms of ventilation, the number of occupants, and its volume. Our guidance will be shared via the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and we hope this will influence building regulations and the future design of non-domestic buildings to improve their resilience to future pandemics and climate change.” Speaking about the research, AIRBODS project lead, Professor Malcolm Cook from Loughborough said: “Getting our lives back to some sense of normal following the pandemic is a huge challenge and doing it in a safe and measured way even more so.“The large-scale events industry has been shut down for over a year. The work we are doing will help get these types of events and venues back up and running in a safe way, providing scientifically proven information and advice on ventilation and building management, to reduce the risk of airborne transmission of Covid-19, and other viruses, as much as possible.“But it will not only benefit this sector, it can be used in all non-domestic settings, including healthcare, education and retail. Our approach to the research will also mean the knowledge and tools we generate will be relevant for the mitigation of a wide range of airborne hazards across the spectrum of indoor environments for many years to come.“The data we have already been able to collect from the events in Liverpool and Sheffield is proving very interesting and we look forward to learning as much as we can from it.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). 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All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:air quality, architecture, Cambridge, climate change, Cook, environment, Government, liverpool, London, resilience, Sheffield, UK, UK Government, university, University of Cambridge, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffieldlast_img read more

Verizon readies new video service; updates go90

first_img Go90Verizon Verizon is reportedly preparing the launch of a nationwide online TV service to run separately from its go90 and FiOS TV platforms, and further ramp up competition with AT&T’s DirecTV Now proposition.According to Bloomberg sources, the telecoms giant has been securing streaming rights from network television companies to launch a YouTube like streaming video service aimed at teenagers, and plans to sell the package this summer.Verizon is seemingly tapping into a market demanding cheaper and smaller TV packages, with cable provider Dish launching a similar service – Sling TV – as well as AT&T’s DirecTV Now, which was introduced in November 2016.The make-up of Verizon’s service is still unclear. It could run on an app and be accessible through a set top box like Dish and AT&T’s offering. Sources said it will be priced at approximately $35, the same price as DirecTV Now.While the move increases competition with traditional rival AT&T and pay-TV providers, it also pits Verizon against companies like YouTube and Hulu in the US. Bloomberg said Verizon is already negotiating new contracts for streaming rights for its existing FiOS service.However, FiOS is lagging behind competitors like Comcast and AT&T, with 4.7 million subscribers.All indications suggest the new platform would run alongside FiOS and go90, the company’s video streaming app launched in 2015.go90 updatesMeanwhile in a statement, Verizon announced it launched “significant updates” for its go90 app and web experiences.The go90 “3.0” update was developed by Verizon’s Digital Entertainment Engineering and Operations team (formerly known as Vessel), a video streaming company Verizon acquired in October 2016.Verizon announced plans to roll out a revamp of the product at the start of the year, as well as a move to cut 155 staff working on the product. The measure led to speculation about the direction of go90, following reports it was struggling to gain user traction.Through the update, the company said users will now benefit from an improved user interface and a discovery approach, and it also improved search functions with smarter recommendations.For advertisers, the company updated its format to a more immersive video display, in a bid to drive engagement.“We’ve completed a pivotal step across the aesthetic and technical, putting go90 in a position for faster future development and deployment,” claimed Chip Canter, general manager, Verizon digital entertainment. Related Previous ArticleHuawei posts strong growth across sectors, flat profitNext ArticleVerizon beats AT&T to first US-wide LTE-M launch Author Verizon shuffles executives Kavit Majithia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 MAR 2017 Tags Home Verizon readies new video service; updates go90 Verizon sorts sensor supremo Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Amazon reels in MGMlast_img read more

Jones nets career high; Spencerport stuns R-H in overtime

first_img Print This Post Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Add to Google+ Share on Facebook Follow on Facebook Spencerport’s Josh Reding (14) collected 16 points and six assists in the win. (Photo: CHRISTOPHER CECERE/ROCHESTER CC PHOTOGRAPHY).By PAUL GOTHAMThe Spencerport boys’ basketball team has found themselves on the wrong side of a few close results this season.The Rangers reversed their fortunes Tuesday night.Alton Jones, Jr. scored a career-high 33 points including the game winner in overtime, and Spencerport defeated the Rush-Henrietta Royal Comets, 70-69.Jones connected on three 3-pointers in overtime and hit the game winner with 2.8 seconds left on the clock.“It was a great win,” third-year coach Kyle Trevas said by phone. “Our program really needed that. The kids played really well.”Spencerport improved to 5-6 with the win. Three of the Rangers’ losses this season have been by a combined seven points.VIEW MORE CHRISTOPHER CECERE PHOTOS HERE.“It’s been kind of heartbreaking because you know how hard the kids work,” Trevas said referring to a one-point setback to Gates-Chili (76-75), a four-point loss to Penfield (59-55) and a loss in overtime to divisional foe Webster Thomas (68-66).The win, though, was Spencerport’s fourth in their last six games.“We have good character kids. They’re positive and ready to go every day in practice. I think that’s one of the reasons we’ve been able to bounce back.”Josh Reding finished with 16 points and six assists. JJ Jenkins scored all six of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Rangers erase 44-43 going into the final eight minutes of play.Malcolm McCullough and Evan Clarke added five points apiece. Noah Mundt chipped in two points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Gino Pellett added three points.“They stuck with the game plan and continued with the process,” said Trevas who noted four points of emphasis repeated daily to the players: rebounding, defending, valuing the ball and executing. “You got to do those four things, and you’re going to be in the games. We’ve done that for the most part, but it always seems like one of those four things slip and we end up falling short.“It shows that if you continue sticking to the process, eventually those close games are going to be yours. It definitely helps with momentum, and we just hope to build upon it.”Kailee White led three in double figures for Rush Henrietta (8-3) with 24 points. Shamire Broyld added 19, and Mecca McCollough had 10. Tevonte Williams and Matt Zarzycki scored six apiece for the Royal Comets which lost for the third time in the last four games. Tim Jackson and Don Swain had two points each.Rush-Henrietta led 27-26 at half.  Alton Jones, Josh Reding, Jr., Rangers Subscribe by Emailcenter_img This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Connect on Linked in Jones nets career high; Spencerport stuns R-H in overtime By Paul Gotham on January 16, 2018No Comment Jones nets career high; Spencerport stuns R-H in overtime added by Paul Gotham on January 16, 2018View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters last_img read more

Changes to UK Consumer Rights Act are good news for gamers

first_img 5 years ago I’m not seeing the downside myself – this isn’t somehow legally mandating that all your games run perfectly. It’s just passing into law your right to a refund should the game *not* function correctly.If a storefront already has a solid refund policy, then I can’t really see what this act “spreading” there would change. All it would do is require that any store that doesn’t would need to implement one, and possibly set more stringent guidelines on under which circumstances existing ones are required to provide a refund.If any dev actually got killed off by a fair refund policy, it would only speak to how poor their product was in the first place. Nobody’s about to pass a law to require the impossible of an entire industry. Edited 1 times. Last edit by Dan Wood on 5th October 2015 8:12pm 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyPaul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development5 years ago Like I said, I’m worried how this could be wrapped up and enforced by the suppliers of google play. Weve seen several times that large corps go to great lengths to cover their own asses and over-egg requirements to comply with stuff like this. It’s quite foreseeable that google say “this is a standard. you must ensure your game runs on all platforms or be taken down as we process too many chargebacks”.So let’s look at that. There are currently 9,800+ devices supported by our Combat Monsters game, using latestish opengl features, lots of ram, etc., which is why that number is so low. Right now we do the best we can, fix what people report on the wild off-chance its reproducible, and just hope for the best – same as all serious Android devs.The moment there is legislation around this sort of thing, I need to go buy 9,800+ cell phones and test on the lot, each for at least 10 versions of the operating system. Nope.Do I think this will happen? No. I used the word unwarranted originally. But it may do. 5 years ago My only point is, if the limits Android devs find themselves under mean that they feel a significant negative impact from the enforcement of basic customer rights, then to me, regardless of the technicalities of programming, that speaks far more to a problem with the platform, and not to a problem with the introduction of a new consumer rights amendment.I’ve no doubt it *is* a rather hostile environment to develop in at the moment. I’m not denying that, I’ve seen it going that way for a long time. My point is, why would you suggest that consumer rights enforcement is a problem, when the problems are so clearly down to the platform itself. Suggesting that consumer rights be intentionally left unenforced to reduce pressure on a difficult market is surely just advocating passing the buck to consumers. If the only way to profitably operate in a hostile market is to avoid fulfiling customers rights to a refund, it may very well currently be a necessity, but you still become complicit in perpetuating that hostile market by simply accepting that as unavoidable and seeking to reinforce it. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyPaul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development5 years ago It says the act applies to digital with Steam and PSN mentioned. Isn’t that a lot easier already?But my main, possibly unwarranted, worry is what happens if this spreads to google play. Edited 1 times. Last edit by Paul Johnson on 5th October 2015 10:21pm 2Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDan Wood Visual Effects Artist 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDan Wood Visual Effects Artist 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyMorville O’Driscoll Blogger & Critic 5 years ago If a platform is so fragmented and broken that you can’t even with reasonable care and effort, write a game for it that isn’t refunded by such a large majority of customers that it causes your company to fail… why on earth would you persist in writing games for it?No, I’ve never worked on Android, but I have a sneaking suspicion that if it was truly so difficult to write functioning games for that it caused developers to go out of business due to basic consumer rights, it would have already been abandoned. 5 years agoIt says the act applies to digital with Steam and PSN mentioned. Isn’t that a lot easier already?Having a law for something and making that thing easy can be two very different things, sadly. Considering the back-end of Steam’s refund system still isn’t perfect, and the absolutely crappy nature of PSN/Sony’s website, I’m not holding-out much hope for an easy refunding/returning system on console for awhile.But my main, possibly unwarranted, worry is what happens if this spreads to google play.Mmmm… Mobile is going to be an interesting one, considering the expectations some consumers will have on bug-free gaming. Hopefully the “reasonable expectations” line will keep things balanced though. 🙂 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyShow all comments (15)Morville O’Driscoll Blogger & Critic 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDan Wood Visual Effects Artist 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyPaul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development5 years ago I think a non-programmer not having worked on Android before, or within the limits Android devs find themselves, should probably do more asking than telling tbh.Why does a company have to fail to feel a negative effect anyway? Are we doing internet absolutes again? If I lose only half of my income is that ok?center_img Changes to UK Consumer Rights Act are good news for gamersMore protection now offered on digital goodsRachel WeberSenior EditorThursday 1st October 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThere were significant changes to the UK’s Consumer Rights Act today that could be of particular interest to gamers, including more protection for those who purchase digital games and the opportunity for consumers to request refunds for faulty products up to 30 days after purchase. Eurogamer drew attention to the changes, and especially the sections on digital goods. “It is the norm to encounter some bugs in a complex game or piece of software on release so a reasonable person might not expect that type of digital content to be free from minor defects. Consequently the application of the quality aspect ‘freedom from minor defects’ to digital content will depend on reasonable expectations as to quality. As with goods, quality does not refer to subjective judgements as to the artistic value of the content itself (e.g. whether or not a book was interesting or well written).”For an expensive, complicated piece of software which may require a patch to bring it in line with the contract (i.e. it may need to be repaired rather than replaced) the process might be expected to take longer. But, if the digital content was obtained with a specific purpose in mind, for example, when a consumer has paid an extra amount to have early access to an online multi-user game but the server crashed and so the consumer was not able to access the game early, a repair or replacement may not be possible so the consumer would be entitled to a price reduction of an appropriate amount.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The act applies to retailers, (Steam, PlayStation Network etc) and not the developer or publisher.”Being able to access a fair refund or replacement for faulty digital content is just as important as a physical product and these changes will give consumers confidence when they are purchasing games in the growing digital market,” said UKIE’s Dr Jo Twist. You can read the act in full here.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesResident Evil: Village is the third biggest PS5 launch so far | UK Boxed ChartsBut physical sales down over previous Resident Evil gamesBy Christopher Dring 2 days agoEpic reportedly offered $200m to Sony for PlayStation exclusivesThe firm also reportedly started discussions with Microsoft and noted that securing first-party Nintendo games would be a “moonshot”By Marie Dealessandri 2 days agoLatest comments (15)Paul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development5 years ago Not sure how this is meant to be good news for gamers or anybody else tbh. Depending on what, if any, additional measures are taken, it could add months of QA to ever single title. There’s only one place that the cost of that can go.On mobile it could get very much worse. If google were to say “your game HAS to run on every Android device matching the feature level”, we’d all have to just pack up and go home. Unless all the manufacturers fix their bloody firmware first.Given a user can get a refund already, I don’t see why anything needs to change. More rules just means more things to worry about. 5 years agoGiven a user can get a refund already, I don’t see why anything needs to change. More rules just means more things to worry aboutDepending the platform, refunding is like drawing teeth… Hit-up NeoGAF and read the threads about people trying to get a refund for PS games, for instance. Or the fact that retail discs can’t be returned for a full-refund once they’re opened? Yeah, try telling the Game staff that your opened/registered copy of Arkham Knight is broken and you want a full refund. (I’m not even sure if you can get a refund for that, even with these rules).As long as there isn’t a massive over-reaction, I don’t see an issue. Look at how bad the latest Tony Hawks game is – having some legal frame-work that could’ve “forced” Activision to hold the game back to make sure it wasn’t broken could only be good for everyone, in the long-run. 🙂 5 years ago Okay, fair enough, I see your point there. I honestly think you’ll be just fine though… iOS would be (/already is) a different story, but I’d be astounded if Google implemented more than the absolute legal bare-minimum of curation on the Play store. I mean, for the very reason you’re pointing out, if they even attempted it, it would probably cripple the entire platform overnight… even the biggest players would find it a logistical impossibility to guarantee apps/games worked on all recent phones.It would also be a logistical impossibility for Google to verify, even if they demanded it.Ultimately, all a consumer rights act is going to mandate from anyone is that non-functioning apps be refunded on an individual basis. I can’t see why Google would need to even entertain the idea of implementing sweeping vetting procedures just to ensure they adequately satisfy that requirement. The most they could conceivably need to do is streamline their existing refund process.Incidentally… if for some unrelated reason, Google *did* implement some slightly more stringent form of store curation, I highly doubt your games would be for the chop – if anything, it might filter out some of the worst utter dross clogging up the Play store, and actually give a some focus back to solid, well produced games like yours. 5 years ago Android is not just brand, there are different models, different editons of those models, plus you have different firmware versions (tempted to add that you can run your own modified android) – each with a varying number of bugs. Texture contents empty after a context loss ? That only happens on one region specific model of one of the more popular android handsets only sold overseas.Check how many hardware versions the Galaxy s4 or s5 has. And thats just one model from Samsung. Edited 1 times. Last edit by Dan Wood on 5th October 2015 2:41pm 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyPaul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development5 years ago Said someone who’s not worked on Android… Edited 2 times. Last edit by Dan Wood on 6th October 2015 1:35am 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyLuke Giddings Programmer, Supermassive Games5 years ago Paul, unless I am misinterpreting your comments, which I apologize for if I am, you seem to be implying that it is perfectly acceptable to charge and keep people’s money after supplying them something that doesn’t work (ie, what this law is trying to address).Yes, the android ecosystem might be fragmented, but if a product does not run on a particular brand of phones and this was not made clear on the store, then surely someone deserves to get their money back if they bought it for that brand of phone? (Tbh, personally, I would also consider *even* if it was made clear a refund would be good customer service anyway) Edited 1 times. Last edit by Luke Giddings on 6th October 2015 3:35pm 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyPaul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development5 years ago You are. big time.Android is so screwed up right now you get an email with a big flashing “get your money back” button pushed right under your nose. And if the person presses the button, they get a refund, I pay for the chargeback and they keep the game too. It’s hard to imagine how much more “consumer friendly” they could make that tbh. Maybe the price of the game should just be deducted from my developer account and cut out the middleman?I am more worried about if google say that games must work on all corners of their platform, to cut down on claims and/or unwarrented attention from this legislation, whilst putting no effort into ensuring that the operators and manufacturers fix all their apalling practices. The developers, who make less money than anyone in the food chain, always get the shit end so the precedents are there.And as background:Let me just spell this out for those not familiar with Android development. Beyond a certain point, the usual cycle of debugging and development, ALL crash bugs in games are down to the firmware. When I look in crash logs it’s almost exclusively buried deep in the internals of something or other with a function I’ve never heard of at it’s head that I never called. Android games don’t crash all the time because the devs can’t be arsed. Android games crash all the time because there’s not a phone out there with all the right versions of the vital firmware together in one place, working together and even roughly bug free.If there is to be any additional refundage, the people repsonsible for it should be billed. That would be Samsung et al. Here’s just a recent snippet:http://www.techtimes.com/articles/50403/20150510/more-android-5-0-lollipop-problems-reported-by-users-of-samsung-galaxy-s5-s4-samsung-acknowledges-problem.htm Edited 1 times. Last edit by Paul Johnson on 6th October 2015 9:53pm 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyTom Keresztes Programmer 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDan Wood Visual Effects Artist 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyPaul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development5 years ago Aye. My favourite is this:At several dev seminars, various luminaries from google and larger devs are extolling the new this or that feature in gl3, including a great new texture format that finally does away with “alpha or not” shaders if you ship compressed textures. So we thought we’d pile on and use it all. So:Day one:Query the firmware for support of a gl es 3 context.On affirmative response, create a gl es 3 context.The first phone we tried crashed at that point.Day one +10 minutes::Abandon all plans to use gl es 3. 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

H1Z1 player base declines by 91% months before launch of pro league

first_imgH1Z1 player base declines by 91% months before launch of pro leagueUPDATE: H1Z1 Pro League not under threat, says general manager at Daybreak GamesHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterWednesday 28th February 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleDaybreak Game CompanyOriginal story (26/02/18): Mere months before the pro league was set to launch, it has been revealed that H1Z1’s player base has declined by 91% since July 2017. The game peaked mid-way through last year when it reached 150,000 concurrent players. However, according to data from GitHyp, the number of concurrent players has fallen off dramatically since then, peaking at 14,000 this month and struggling to regularly exceed to 9,000. At the height of its success, H1Z1 was frequently the third-most played game on Steam, coming in behind only Dota 2 and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Since then however, the former king of the battle royale genre has begun a decent in obsolescence with PUBG not only leaving Early Access on PC, but also arriving on the Xbox One. The issue was only compounded further by the surprise entry of Fortnite onto the scene with its free, cross-platform battle royale mode. Users on Reddit and Steam also blamed the developer’s lacking support for the game as it enters a second year of Early Access. With such a marked decline in active users, the future of the H1Z1 Pro League has been called into doubt. The League, which promised a “player-first” approach with salaries comparable to that of Overwatch League pros, is likely unsustainable given the current state of the game. GamesIndustry.biz has reached out to Daybreak Games for comment and is awaiting response. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Update (28/02/18): Daybreak Games today announced that H1Z1 has officially released after two years in Early Access. Speaking last night over the phone with GamesIndustry.biz, general manager Anthony Castoro said the launch of H1Z1 – along with its new suite of features – will attract new and returning players to the game. Castoro was un-phased by the precipitous decline in player numbers and made assurances that the H1Z1 Pro League was in no way under threat. He added that more information on the league with be forthcoming in the next few months. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesCold Iron Studios gets sold for the fourth timeDaybreak Games has acquired the San Jose studio, which is still working on an Alien gameBy Rebekah Valentine 9 months agoDaybreak Games restructures into three studiosDimensional Ink Games, Darkpaw Games, and Rogue Planet games to work on new and existing Daybreak propertiesBy Haydn Taylor A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

New gas discoveries confirmed at onshore Niger Delta

first_imgThe discovery has further potential thatwill be assessed with the next appraisal campaign. The discovery is part of a drilling campaign planned by the Joint Venture aimed at exploring near-field and deep pool opportunities as an immediate time to market opportunities. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The impact will be determined and communicated to the market on conclusion of the next annual independent reserves and resources evaluation. The find amounts to about 1 trillion cubic feet of gas and 60 million barrels of associated condensate in the deep drilled sequences. BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA The joint venture comprise of Nigerian-based Oando PLC, through its upstream subsidiary Oando Energy Resources (OER), the NNPC, and NAOC. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector A Nigerian joint venture has made a significant gas and condensate find in the deeper sequences of the Obiafu-Obrikom fields, in OML61, onshore Niger Delta.center_img Featured image: Stock Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Finance and Policy Generation TAGSLNGNigeria Previous articleIRENA highlights solutions that will transform the power sectorNext articleForeign Direct Investment remains crucial for Africa’s economic growth Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Read more stories from Nigeria The Obiafu-41 Deep appraisal and exploration well has reached a total depth of 4.374m encountering an important gas and condensate accumulation within the deltaic sequence of Oligocene age comprising more than 130m of high quality hydrocarbon-bearing sands. The well can deliver in excess of 100 million standard cubic feet/day of gas and 3,000 barrels/day of associated condensates.  OER is positive that this discovery will have an impact on its gas reserves. last_img read more

Indiana seeks federal aid for 88 counties over crop losses

first_imgIndianaNews Facebook Twitter Previous articleElectric vehicle company puts Mishawaka factory plans on holdNext articleWoman hurt after car crashes into barrier walls on I-80 Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. By Nyttend (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb is seeking federal disaster aid for farmers across most of Indiana for crop losses caused by flooding and excessive rainfall during the planting season.Holcomb said Friday his request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks an agricultural disaster designation for 88 of Indiana’s 92 counties, including all of the counties in Michiana.The four Indiana counties not included in the governor’s request are Benton, Rush, Shelby and Warren counties.Holcomb says persistent rainfall in recent months have left fields saturated statewide , “hurting Indiana crops and our farmers.”A disaster designation can be requested when at least 30 percent of one crop is damaged or lost in a county. The 88 counties included in Holcomb’s request have reported data which meet that threshold.A disaster designation would make emergency low-interest loans available to farmers. WhatsApp Pinterest By Associated Press – July 13, 2019 0 234 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Indiana seeks federal aid for 88 counties over crop losses Google+ Pinterest Google+last_img read more

Kristalina Georgieva: UK referendum puts Scotland in bind

first_img“I think it would be best if we concentrate to make sure that the U.K. — a beloved member of our family — stays in the family.”The commissioner declined comment on how the EU might deal with the U.K. voting to leave and Scotland voting to remain.Her comments followed those by former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair, who predicted that a Brexit would lead to Scottish independence.More than half of Scots want to stay in the EU, compared with 37% nationwide, according to a November poll.Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has previously said a vote to leave the EU in the referendum could would lead to “overwhelming demand” for a second vote on Scotland’s secession from the U.K. Scotland voted to stay in the union in 2014.Some Scottish nationalists have suggested they will vote strategically for Out in the EU referendum to trigger another vote on Scotland’s independence.This article was updated to add background information. Scotland should not be made to face a choice between membership of the U.K. and the EU, European Commission vice president Kristalina Georgieva said Sunday.Georgieva said “every effort” was being made “for the Scottish people not to have to face a choice between Britain and the EU.”Speaking to the BBC, Georgieva said that the U.K. would “have a very high opportunity cost of this decision.”last_img read more

Welcome To Rockville Announces 2020 Lineup: Metallica, Disturbed, The Offspring, More

first_imgHard rock music festival Welcome To Rockville has announced the lineup of bands who will perform at its 2020 event, which returns to its home at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL next spring on May 8th, 9th, 10th.As previously-announced, Welcome To Rockville is one of five total festivals produced by Danny Wimmer Presents at which Metallica will headline in 2020, along with Columbus, Ohio’s Sonic Temple; Marston, NC’s Epicenter; Louisville, KY’s Louder Than Life; and Sacramento, CA’s Aftershock.Related: Dave Mustaine Shares Health Update On Throat Cancer Diagnosis Following Initial TreatmentAside from Metallica, who will perform on both Friday and Sunday night of the weekend festival, other 2020 performers included in Tuesday’s Welcome To Rockville announcement are Deftones, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Staind, Lamb of God, Alter Bridge, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Godsmack, Mastodon, Anthrax, Hellyeah, Hollywood Undead, Dropkick Murphys, Royal Blood, Rancid, and many more.General Admission and VIP ticket packages for the 2020 event are on sale now at the festival’s website.Scroll down to check out the entire Welcome To Rockville 2020 Lineup.last_img read more

Norwich University Regimental Band to perform in the 58th Presidential Inauguration

first_imgNorwich University,Vermont Business Magazine The Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team, will represent the state of Vermont and perform in the 58th Presidential Inauguration, to be held on Friday, Jan. 20, in Washington, DC, for Donald J Trump. As the oldest collegiate band in the country, the Regimental Band carries on a long tradition of excellence musically, academically and militarily. Founded in 1820, the Band’s motto is “Semper Zoo.”“The Norwich University Regimental Band and Drill Team is proud to represent the university and the state of Vermont,” Assistant Commandant and Director of Bands Todd P. Edwards said.The Regimental Drill Team “Shock Platoon(link is external)” was formed in 1937. The talent of Drill Team is considered a showpiece of the university. The team is a perennial powerhouse in U.S. college and university drill competitions, with a motto of: “Fierce Pride.”Music at Norwich has been a significant part of the curriculum since its founding in 1819. With the arrival of William W. Baylay, the first professor of instrumental music, in 1823, the Regimental Band became an all-brass band and an integral part of the daily life of cadets at Norwich.Today, the band is a full instrumentation band—woodwinds, brass, and percussion—and it continues to perform in support of the Corps of Cadets at all formations, reviews and special parades. The Regimental Band has performed for the inauguration of several United States presidents, as well as for parades and concerts throughout Vermont and New England.The Norwich University Regimental Band has been invited to these previous Inauguration ceremonies:Jan. 21, 1961: Band and 90-man unit march for John F. KennedyJan. 20, 1969: Band and unit march for Richard NixonJan. 20, 1977: Band, color guard, regimental staff, drill team and banner carriers (100 total) march for Jimmy CarterJan. 21, 1985: Band and unit invited to march for Ronald Reagan (parade canceled by subzero cold)Jan. 20, 1989: Band, regimental staff and color guard march for George H.W. BushJan. 20, 2005: Band march for George W. BushJan. 21, 2013: Band march for Barack H. ObamaNorwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu(link is external)In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Leadership” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu(link is external).    Source: Norwich 1.13.2017last_img read more

Community invited to participate in 4-20 5K Run sponsored by UVM’s Wellness Environment

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,Vermont Business Magazine Members of the University of Vermont’s Wellness Environment (WE) have a different idea about how to celebrate 4-20, a day (April 20) many college students use to flaunt marijuana laws: They’re using the occasion to promote healthy choices by staging a 5K run. More than 700 students, faculty and staff have already registered for the race. Organizers expect 1,000 to participate. WE 5K run: On April 20 at 4:20 p.m. UVM’s Wellness Environment will host its second 5K run to promote health and wellness. UVM photo.Community members are also invited join the run. All participants will receive a WE t-shirt. “We want to come together to celebrate wellness on a day when others choose to make other kinds of decisions,” said Jim Hudziak, a faculty member in UVM’s Larner College of Medicine who is the creator and director of the WE program. “We don’t judge those other decisions, but we want to offer an opportunity for students to make the healthy choice.” The Wellness Environment is a substance-free living community on the UVM campus that incentivizes students to create a healthy lifestyle and shows the impacts of good and bad decisions on the brain through a neuroscience course called Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies.Its enrollment has increased by 10-fold in the two years since it was launched. Next fall, 1,200 students are expected to be part of WE, making up nearly 25 percent of UVM’s on-campus student population.Source: UVMlast_img read more

Rolf Prima sponsors triathlon in Cottage Grove, Oregon

first_imgRolf Prima, the premier wheel manufacturer based in Eugene, Oregon, is the headline sponsor of the Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon for individuals and relay teams on 24 July.The Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove in Cottage Grove, is located 30 minutes south of Eugene, and has attracted local and national pro triathletes since it was first announced in January.“When we started talking with the local organisers to sponsor the Tri at the Grove,” said Rolf Prima owner, Brian Roddy, “We knew this would be an opportunity to put on a great home-grown race. It is a perfect course for racers.”The Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove will be held at Cottage Grove Lake and features a beautiful, calm lake for the swim and roads with low-to-no traffic for the bike and run. Racers can get advice on training, nutrition and equipment from local and national triathletes at a panel Q&A planned for the evening prior to the race.Rolf Prima is pleased to be a triathlon race sponsor, Roddy said. “Everyone who works here races in one form or another – triathlon, road and cross. You’ll see some of our employees out there racing at the Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove.”www.rolfprima.com Relatedlast_img read more

USPro Tri team set to turn heads with Falco Bikes in…

first_imgAmerican pro triathlon team USPro Tri is partnering with the eye-catching Falco bike brand for the 2014 season.Sporting a Tron-style paint scheme when unveiled at last year’s Interbike show, the sci-fi look and feel of the company’s new Falco V certainly makes the bike a head-turner. Hailing from China, the company believes it has developed ‘the fastest TT bike on the market today.’“We’re very excited to be partnering with an innovative, up-and-coming company,” said USPro Tri Team Manager Ryan Bates. “Though less than three years old, Falco has established itself as a brand committed to innovation and painstaking attention to quality.Our team members will be among the first athletes in North America on the Falco V, and we’re excited to help grow the brand here.”USPro Tri will also be involved in the sales and promotion of Falco in the US, offering sale incentives and support for the brand’s products.The USPro Tri team’s Falco bikes will be complemented by ENVE wheels in 2014, following a recently confirmed partnership with Utah-based ENVE Composites for the up-coming season.Falco made a splash at Interbike 2013 with its revolutionary Falco V, a triathlon bike that eschews UCI rules with its radical design. The Falco V was ‘the result of over 1700 hours of research and development, and its UCI-illegal beam design is touted as one of the fastest frame designs available.’After its claimed 1700 hours of R&D, the Falco V TT/triathlon bike is estimated save the rider ‘approximately 40 watts over a typical TT bike on the market today, and which translates into approximately 75 – 115 seconds saved in a 40km time trial.’ Related 2013 was USPro Tri’s sixth year in existence, making it one of the longest-standing teams of its kind in the world. 2013 was a banner year for the team: USPro Tri members accounted for two podium finishes in Ironman races and sixteen top-10 finishes in Ironman 70.3 events.Team members represented the top American finisher at many major races, and also posted many local and regional wins. Additionally, five team members qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships by virtue of their standing in the 70.3 Points Rankings.www.USProTri.comwww.falcobike.comlast_img read more

Quietly Revving Engines

first_imgRepresentativs of Mahoney Farm & Nursery check out Stihl electric chain saws and leaf blowers during a workshop at Southampton Town Hall. Independent/Desirée KeeganThe sounds of buzzing, humming, and sputtering could only faintly be heard as local lawn maintenance companies tested new tools.That’s because American Green Zone Alliance came to town, literally. The global leader in quieter zero-emission sustainable grounds maintenance strategies is helping kick gas off local grass, and let town employees and 30-plus members from local businesses test out electric-powered equipment outside Southampton Town Hall on March 29.The “Go Electric” workshop introduced how battery-operated technology differs from internal combustion types, featured classroom training on environmental and human-health impacts, and went into operating safety and storage and charging procedures.The workshop was put on by AGZA and Quiet Communities, a nonprofit working toward transitioning landscape maintenance to low noise, zero-emission practices with positive solutions to protect the health of workers, children, the public, and the environment, through the efforts of Councilwoman Christine Preston Scalera. Local companies like Jackson Dodds & Company, Whitmores, and Mahoney Farm & Nursery tested out electric-powered equipment from Mean Green, Stihl, and Oregon on Friday.During the March 26 Southampton Town Board meeting prior to the workshop, the board unanimously approved Preston Scalera’s resolution to require the use of electric-powered handheld landscape maintenance equipment at municipal sites maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. All board members signed on as co-sponsors.Parks Director Kristen Duolos was also all for the idea. Under Preston Scalera’s leadership, tools like blowers, hedge trimmers, chain saws, and weed whackers were switched from gas to electric at the East Quogue Village Green and Town Hall over the past year.“The green equipment totally eliminates any toxic or carcinogenic emissions. Our staff was a little skeptical at first what the performance of the equipment would be, and we’ve been very pleased with it,” Duolos said. “They really like it because of the reduced noise and emissions, the maintenance is more efficient, plus, you don’t have to change out the oil, the gasoline. And we’re coming up with criteria to move us into the future.”After assessing 56 properties, AGZA estimates the town alone could reduce exhaust by 148,000 pounds of toxic carcinogens if it were to switch over its entire fleet to green equipment, and save roughly $41,000 a year by eliminating the need for gasoline. The company also estimates 1.5 million decibel hours of noise from all the town equipment used alone. Using green equipment reduces that by 45 to 70 percent.Private companies could witness similar return on investment, basically “tripling the bottom line,” as Quiet Communities founder and Executive Director Jamie Banks put it, reducing noise, limiting harm to workers and others, and harm to the environment. Because of the greatly reduced noise levels, businesses in California, which work with AGZA, have been able to extend their hours to work later in the day, without bothering patrons of businesses or neighbors whose lawns and yards the companies maintain.Preston Scalera wanted the town to get on board with the idea first before opening the idea to the public. “We had some growing pains,” she said. “We wanted to experience the equipment first so we can work out the kinks, find out what works and what doesn’t, which machines work better than others.”Councilman John Bouvier, who is co-executive officer with the councilwoman of the Sustainable Southampton Green Advisory Committee, applauded Preston Scalera’s leadership. “We want to set an example,” Bouvier said. “As the technology becomes more mature, we’re going to continue to make this transition, and we hope others do too.”[email protected] Sharelast_img read more

India beckons – The 30th AIIGMA Seminar

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General Monitors releases Gassonic Observer-H Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector

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Ruslan delivers on time

first_imgThe cargo, which included equipment for a new ethanol production facility operated by one of Brazil’s leading producers, was originally intended to be transported by ship, but since it was needed in time for the opening ceremony the only solution was to fly it from Toronto to Viracopos onboard an AN-124, said Ruslan.The cargo weighed a total of 79 tonnes, with the heaviest individual piece weighing 58 tonnes and measuring 13.15 m x 3.15 m x 3.81 m.The project was performed in cooperation with Brazil-based charter broker Fly Easy.  www.ruslanint.comlast_img read more

AfDB finances Casablanca – Marrakech double-tracking

first_imgMOROCCO: The African Development Bank board approved a US$112·3m loan to finance double-tracking of the 142 km Settat – Marrakech section of the Casablanaca – Marrakech route on January 27. National railway ONCF is providing a further US$290m for the project, which is intended to increase capacity and reduce journey times between the country’s main business and tourism centres.The aim is to increase passenger services from 24 trains/day with a journey time of 3 h 37 min to 36 trains/day taking 2 h 59 min when the project is completed in 2020. AfDB said ridership on the route grew by almost 20% to 4·5 million passengers/year between 2010 and 2014, and could reach more than 7·4 million passengers/year. Freight volumes could more than double, with services increasing from five to 12 trains/day.AfDB has worked with ONCF since 1993, and modernisation of other sections of the Tangier – Casablanca – Marrakech route using a US$396m loan agreed in 2010 is currently nearing completion.last_img read more

Movie featuring Liberty City nominated for five Academy Awards

first_imgMovie featuring Liberty City nominated for five Academy AwardsLiberty City, one of the region’s oldest and poorest communities is featured in “Moonlight” a movie that has been nominated for five Academy Awards. On Tuesday it was announced that “Moonlight” is one of nine motion pictures nominated in the category Best Motion Picture of 2016.The movie’s director  – Barry Jenkins, an African-American originally of Liberty City, has been nominated for “Best Director” and also for writing the “Best Adapted Screenplay” along with fellow original Liberty City resident Tarrell Alvin McCraney.African American Actor Mahershala Ali and actress, Naomi Harris were nominated for “Best Support Actor” and “Best Supporting Actress” respectively. The musical score from the movie has also been nominated for the “Original Score” award.The winners of the respective awards will be presented with the Oscars at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 26.Earlier this year, “Moonlight” won the Golden Globe “Best Picture” award.The movie originated from the autobiographical short play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” written by McCraney. From this short story Jenkins adapted the script, which he titled “Moonlight.”“Moonlight” is a three-part story about a young boy—and, later, young man—growing up in Liberty City, Miami. The lead role is performed by three actors, Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes.McCraney wrote the play back in the summer of 2003, after graduating from DePaul University with a BFA in acting, and shortly after his mother, a drug addict, died, a victim of HIV/AIDS.Jenkins is a graduate of Northwestern High School in Miami. He later studied motion picture arts and writing at Florida State University. After graduating from FSU he pursued a film making career in Los Angeles, but returned to his Miami roots to direct Moonlight.Production of the movie became a reality when producer Adele Romanski became interested in the screen play and she secured the required funding from actor Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B and distributor A24 Films.The film was shot in just over three weeks last October in Miami.Some of the cast members included students from the Norland Middle School’s Performing Arts Magnet Program. Fifteen male students were auditioned for the lead role and two, Alex Hibbert, 11, and Jaden Piner, 12, were accepted.“Moonlight” made its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in September, and was also shown at festivals in Toronto, New York and London, before opening nationally in the US last October.In contrast to last year when there was a “blackout” of black actors, actresses, or movies with a theme related to the black experience, the nominations were significantly different this year.  In addition to Moonlight, the movies Fences, and Hidden Figures, with African-American story lines, were nominated for Best Picture. Also along with Ali, African-American iconic actor, Denzel Washington was nominated for Best Actor for his role in “Fences.” Joining Harris as nominees for Best actress are black actresses Viola Davis for “Fences” and Octavia Spencer for her role in “Hidden Figures.”last_img read more

Jamaica’s next generation of sprint stars?

first_imgCalabar High School star Christopher Taylor Usain Bolt is retired and many of the senior sprinters who have become household names are struggling to keep up globally; but if the new generation of sprinters are any indication, then Jamaica’s rich sprint heritage seems to be in very good hands.Among the names you should know and watch, are Christopher Taylor, Tyreke Wilson and Dejour Russell. These three are already carrying the flag of Jamaica to higher heights, and from recent performances, seem amply qualified to take the baton and literally run with it.Christopher TaylorCalabar High School phenom, Taylor, fresh from his May 19th defeat of a field of senior athletes at the Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium in Kingston, claimed yet another victory in his illustrious junior career in Atlanta, this past weekend. The 18-year-old won the 17-18 boys 200-m at the Atlanta Georgia Relays on Saturday May 26, 2018 in a time of 20.72. He is now preparing for the Jamaican junior trials coming up in late June in Kingston, and the World Under 20 Championships in Tampere, Finland this July.“I’m satisfied because I just came out here to get the win and I did that,” Taylor, who set a personal best of 20.35 in March, commented after the win.  “Coach asked me to come and get some races for a major meet coming up so that’s what I did.”Tyreke Wilson Also looking like another Bolt and Asafa Powell is the making is Wilson, who on Saturday took the men’s 100-m showcase at the Atlanta Georgia Relays in 10.52. Wilson, who has been one of Calabar’s main stars at Champs in recent times, is taking off for Florida State University (FSU) this July.“I chose FSU because the school is well-rounded academically and sports wise. I visited the school last November and made my decision since then, even though I’ve gotten a lot of other college offers,” Wilson recently told the Jamaica Observer. Dejour RussellAnother teen to watch is Dejour Russell, 18, also of Calabar, who won the boys 17-18 110m hurdles in 13.75 at the at the Atlanta Georgia Relays as well. All three Calabar teens were record breakers in sprint hurdles at Champs this year and at the 2018 Penn Relays, where they again won the High School Boys’ 4×100 Championship of America along with Rosean Young in a time of 39.51.Indeed, they are looking strongly like the Next Generation Stars of Jamaica’s future.last_img read more

UK says fair elections will help Zimbabwe’s bid to re-enter Commonwealth

first_imgBritain says it strongly supports Zimbabwe’s re-entry to the Commonwealth and praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for impressive progress since Robert Mugabe was toppled in a military coup.“The UK would strongly support Zimbabwe’s re-entry and a new Zimbabwe that is committed to political and economic reform that works for all its people,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.As Harare looks to rebuild its international ties, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met his Zimbabwean counterpart Sibusiso Moyo and ministers from other nations over breakfast on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.Zimbabwe left the Commonwealth network of 53 mostly former territories of the British Empire in 2003 after Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe from its independence in 1980, was criticised over disputed elections and land seizures from white farmers.Mugabe cast himself as a liberation hero but opponents said he turned Zimbabwe into an economic basket case and international pariah. He was forced to step down in November during a coup and Mnangagwa is now president.But those backing Zimbabwe’s re-entry say July’s election is critical if the country wishes to be taken seriously on the international stage.“The Zimbabwe government must deliver the free and fair elections the people of Zimbabwe deserve and which it has promised,” Johnson said.So far, Zimbabwe appears open to doing that and has invited Western powers to monitor its national elections for the first time in more than 15 years. “President Mnangagwa has been in power for 150 days and while Zimbabwe has made impressive progress, there is still much to do,” Johnson said. “That’s why Britain, the Commonwealth and the wider international community will do everything it can in supporting Zimbabwe on its path of reform.”The election will pit Mnangagwa against a clutch of opponents including 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa from the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change.It will be the first time that Mugabe has not been on the ballot since independence from Britain in 1980. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa officiates at the swearing in ceremony for his cabinet at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayolast_img read more

PM ‘honored’ to lead Dominica to CCJ

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 176 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews PM ‘honored’ to lead Dominica to CCJ by: Dominica Vibes News – March 6, 2015 Prime Minster Roosevelt Skerrit (left) presents gift to sir Denise ByronPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he is “honored and humbled” to be leading the country in the historic move to recognizing the appellate jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice.“Our country could not be fully independent if its final court of appeal was a court located thousands of miles away and tens of thousands of dollars away from the access of ordinary Dominican citizens,” the Prime Minister said in his address to mark the occasion on Friday 6 March.“We complete today that third and final declaration of our sovereignty, we build today on the two earlier steps; our political independence and our determination that our head of state must be a citizen of our fair land,” he continued.Mr Skerrit added that the body of Caribbean jurisprudence developed thus far can attest to the wisdom displayed by the heads of government of the Caribbean Community in signing the agreement on 14 February 2001 to facilitate the establishment of the CCJ.“The commentary from those who have been following its work in its appellant jurisdiction, especially in Barbados and Guyana and more recently in Belize, reinforce in our mind why this is the right and necessary step for our country,” Prime Minister Skerrit noted.Mr Skerrit has called on Caribbean people to show greater appreciation for the achievement of its people. “Too many times we seek to question our people, question who we are as a people and question our competence and we believe too often that which comes from out of the region is superior to that which is created by our people”. Moreover, Mr Skerrit said while Caribbean people are questioning the competence and integrity of regional justices, “the rest of the world is admiring them”. “I find it very offensive when people who I believe ought to know better are propagating that kind of notion of questioning our people and questioning our beliefs,” Mr Skerrit said. He further stated that we have to stand on principal “and principal should never be negotiated”.– / 40last_img read more

Pasternack Enterprises Expands Line of High Power Attenuators

first_imgPasternack Enterprises, Inc. introduces their new line of 100 Watt high power attenuators. This new line of attenuators is perfect for applications requiring reliable and consistent frequency levels up to 6 GHz.  Pasternack Enterprises’ line of high power RF attenuators operate from DC to 6 GHz and have an average power rating of 100 Watts, with peak power handling capabilities of 2,000 Watts. High power fixed attenuators from Pasternack are constructed with lightweight, but strong anodized aluminum heatsink bodies and can be ordered with passivated stainless steel SMA, TNC and N connectors, and silver plated brass 7/16 DIN connectors. Pasternack’s high power coax attenuators are manufactured with large cooling fins which help dissipate excess heat buildup quicker, allowing these attenuators to effectively operate between temperature ranges of -55 to +125 degrees C.  The new line of high power attenuators from Pasternack includes a wide range of attenuation and connector options. These 100 Watt attenuators come in 3 dB, 6 dB, 10 dB, 20 dB, 30 dB, 40 dB and 60 dB models. A total of 42 different male or female 7/16 DIN, SMA, N and TNC in-series and between-series connector combinations are available. Each new high power microwave attenuator from Pasternack is RoHS compliant. “Our new line of 100W directional high power RF attenuators is a great addition to the breadth and depth of our high power attenuator product family,” says Gerry Camacho, VP of Technical Services at Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. “These new attenuator additions provide Pasternack the broadest and deepest selection of connector configurations available in the industry.”  The new high power attenuators from Pasternack are available now. View the new RF coax attenuators with accompanying detailed specifications on Pasternack’s website http://www.pasternack.com.last_img read more

Legends of Chess: it’s a Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi finale

first_imgPUZZLERS chess24.com (1.34) 2020 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxe7 Ncxe7 7.e3 Nf6 8.Be2 h6 9.0-0 0-0 10.Qb3 Rb8 11.Rfd1 c6 12.Rac1 Ne4 13.Nxe4 Bxe4 14.Nd2 Bg6 15.Qa3 Ra8 16.b4 Nf5 17.Qb2 a6 18.a4 Nd6 19.b5 axb5 20.axb5 Ra4 21.c5 Ne4 22.Ra1 Rxa1 23.Rxa1 Nxd2 24.Qxd2 cxb5 25.Bxb5 Qb8 26.Qb2 Rc8 27.f4 Be4 28.Bf1 g5 29.fxg5 hxg5 30.Ra3 Kg7 31.Rb3 Rc7 32.Ba6 Qa7 33.Bxb7 Qa5 34.Kf2 Re7 35.c6 Re8 36.Ra3 Qc7 37.Kg1 Rh8 38.g3 Rh3 39.Qf2 Rh6 40.Qe1 Qb6 41.Qc1 Qc7 42.Qe1 Qb6 43.Ra2 Rf6 44.Qc1 Bd3 45.Rf2 Rxf2 46.Kxf2 Bc4 47.g4 Qa5 48.e4 f6 49.e5 Qa2+ 50.Kg1 Qe2 51.h3 Qd3 52.exf6+ Kf7 53.Qxg5 ½-½ Nepomniachtchi, I (2784)-Giri, A (2764) [C65] 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bf4 Nf6 7.e3 Bd6 8.Bg5 Bb4 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 h6 11.Bxf6 Qxf6 12.0-0 Bxc3 13.Qxc3 0-0 14.Rfc1 Rfd8 15.Ne5 Rd6 16.Qb3 Nxe5 17.dxe5 Qxe5 18.Qxb7 Rad8 19.Qxa7 d4 20.exd4 Rxd4 21.Re1 Qd6 22.Rac1 Rd1 23.Qe3 Rd2 24.Rb1 Qf6 25.Qf3 Qd4 26.Rbc1 c5 27.g3 Qxb2 28.Rxc5 Qxa2 29.Rce5 Qa8 30.Qxa8 Rxa8 31.Re8+ Rxe8 32.Rxe8 Kh7 33.Kg2 g6 34.h4 h5 35.Re3 Kg7 36.Rf3 Ra2 37.Re3 Rb2 38.Rf3 Ra2 39.Re3 Rb2 40.Rf3 Ra2 ½-½ 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.h4 a5 9.c4 Ba6 10.Nd2 Nb6 11.h5 Qe6 12.h6 gxh6 13.b3 0-0-0 14.Bb2 Bg7 15.0-0-0 Rhe8 16.f4 f6 17.Ne4 fxe5 18.Nc5 Qf5 19.Nxa6 exf4 20.Qd3 Bxb2+ 21.Kxb2 Qe5+ 22.Qc3 Kb7 23.Qxe5 Rxe5 24.Rxh6 c5 25.Nxc5+ Rxc5 26.Rxh7 Rf8 27.Be2 d6 28.Bf3+ Kb8 29.Re1 Nc8 30.Re6 Rg5 31.Kc3 Rfg8 32.Rf7 Re5 33.Rh6 a4 34.Rhh7 axb3 35.Rxc7 Re3+ 36.Kb2 Rxf3 37.gxf3 bxa2 38.Kxa2 Rg3 39.Rb7+ Ka8 40.Rb3 Rg2+ 41.Ka3 Rc2 42.Rb4 Rc3+ 43.Kb2 Rxf3 44.Rh8 Rf2+ 45.Kc3 1-0 Giri, A (2764)-Nepomniachtchi, I (2784) [D02] WHITE TO MOVE, MATE IN TWO. chess24.com (1.33) 2020 The deciding match was tough and tense, with Nepomniachtchi and Giri drawing all their four regulation rapid games before the 30-year old Russian grandmaster prevailed in the second game of their blitz tiebreak to end the match. The younger 25-year old Giri pressed throughout the match but squandered the little advantages he gained.Nepomniachtchi will now dispute the tournament title versus Magnus Carlsen who disposed of semifinal foe Peter Svidler in two earlier match sets. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Re1 Nd6 6.Nxe5 Be7 7.Bf1 Nxe5 8.Rxe5 0-0 9.d4 Bf6 10.Re1 Re8 11.c3 Rxe1 12.Qxe1 Ne8 13.d5 d6 14.a4 a5 15.Na3 Bd7 16.Nc4 Bg5 17.Be3 Bxe3 18.Nxe3 Nf6 19.Qd1 Qe7 20.Qb3 b6 21.Qc4 Rc8 22.Bd3 Qe5 23.h3 Nh5 24.Re1 Nf4 25.Bf1 Qf6 26.Rd1 h6 27.Rd4 Ng6 28.Re4 Qd8 29.Qe2 f5 30.Rd4 Qg5 31.g3 f4 32.h4 Nxh4 33.Rxf4 Ng6 34.Re4 h5 35.Ng2 Rf8 36.Qe3 Qf5 37.Nf4 Nxf4 38.Rxf4 Qb1 39.Qe4 Qxe4 40.Rxe4 Re8 41.Rc4 Re1 42.Kg2 Re7 43.Bd3 ½-½center_img chess24.com (1.31) 2020 The key to our last problem is 1.Nf5! Black’s futile options are   1…d5 2.Qg4#; 1…exf5 2.Qe2#; 1…Be5 2.Qh1#; 1…Be7 2.Sc3#; 1…Ke5 2.Sbxd6/c3#; 1…Kd5/xf5 2.Sbxd6#./PN Nepomniachtchi, I (2784)-Giri, A (2764) [C45] Nepomniachtchi, I (2784)-Giri, A (2764) [C67] Giri, A (2764)-Nepomniachtchi, I (2784) [D02] ******* It was a rollercoaster of a deciding semifinal match, but in the end, favorite Ian Nepomniachtchi finally defeated a plucky Anish Giri on Sunday to formally claim the second and last finals seat of the ongoing Legends of Chess Online Rapid Tournament at the chess24.com server. chess24.com (1.32) 2020 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.0-0 Nd4 6.Bc4 d6 7.a4 c6 8.Nxd4 Bxd4 9.a5 a6 10.Nd2 0-0 11.Bb3 h6 12.h3 Ba7 13.Nc4 Be6 14.c3 Bxc4 15.Bxc4 d5 16.exd5 cxd5 17.Bb3 Qd6 18.Qf3 Rfe8 19.Qg3 Nh5 20.Qh4 Nf6 21.Be3 d4 22.cxd4 Bxd4 23.Bxd4 exd4 24.Bc4 Re2 25.Qg3 Qe7 26.b4 Qxb4 27.Rab1 Qe7 28.Qf3 Ra7 29.Rb6 Re1 30.g3 Qe2 31.Qxe2 Rxe2 32.Rfb1 Re7 33.Rd6 Ra8 34.Rxd4 Rc8 35.Kg2 g6 36.Rd6 Kg7 37.Rdb6 Rcc7 38.R1b2 Red7 39.Ba2 Ng8 40.d4 Ne7 41.h4 h5 42.d5 Nxd5 43.Bxd5 Rxd5 44.Rxb7 Rxb7 45.Rxb7 Rxa5 46.Rb6 Ra3 47.f3 Kf8 48.Rb7 Re3 49.Ra7 Re6 50.g4 hxg4 51.fxg4 Kg7 52.Kf3 Rb6 53.h5 g5 54.Kg3 Rb3 55.Kg2 Ra3 56.Kf2 Ra4 57.Kg3 Ra3 58.Kf2 a5 59.Ra6 Ra4 60.Kg3 Ra3 61.Kg2 Ra4 62.Kg3 Ra3 63.Kg2 Ra4 64.Kg3 ½-½ chess24.com (1.36) 2020last_img read more

KTM 1050 Adventure launched in Malaysia @ RM77,888

first_img–Ads– Fuel Tank23 litres ABS:Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS ChassisChromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame BrakesFront:2x Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, 2x 320mm discsRear:Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, single 267mm disc Torque107Nm Seat Height850mm Clearance220mm Power95hp Transmission6-speed with PASC slipper clutch EngineLiquid-cooled 1,050cc four-stroke 75° V-twin Wheelbase1560 ± 15 mm SuspensionFront:WP upside-down Ø 43 mmRear:WP monoshock The famed KTM motorcycles brand in Malaysia celebrated the consolidation of its Malaysian representative with the launch of a new model just before the 2015 Shell Malaysian MotoGP weekend kicked off.Firstly, the brand is now represented by a single entity known as KTM Malaysia. The renaming came after local assembler and CKD models distributor KTM Malaysia CKD, a company under the direction of Eurotech Wheel Distribution Sdn Bhd, gained the rights to import and distribute the KTM brand’s fully imported or CBU models. The move to rename itself was meant to reflect the changing times according to the firm.With that, the newly consolidated KTM Malaysia stepped up its game by introducing its first CBU model for the local market, the KTM 1050 Adventure. First debuted during last year’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy, the enduro model stands as the brand’s entry-level model in its Adventure series, and sits just below the highly acclaimed 1190 Adventure.Underneath, the 1050 Adventure utilises a chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame architecture. It is primed further with a pair of 43mm WP inverted forks up front and a rear monoshock. It also features a wider handlebar than the 1190 Adventure with 20mm of adjustment available. Complementing that further are the 10mm diagonally adjustable footpegs and the 25mm of windscreen height adjustment. In case you were wondering, this enduro’s seat height stands at 850mm.Encased within the chassis is a signature KTM 1,050cc 75° V-twin mill that develops 95hp and 107Nm of peak torque. Crucially though, riders will be able to use up to 90Nm of torque from as low as 2,500rpm. Completing the powertrain package is a six-speed transmission that features a PASC slipper clutch as well.Complementing the well-sorted chassis and powertrain are the 1050 Adventure’s plethora of electronics. The package consists of a ride-by-wire electronic throttle, traction control which can be disengaged, as well as three selectable riding modes – Street, Sport and Rain. An additional Off-Road mode is also available as an option. There is also a Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS suite to complement the Brembo-supplied braking hardware primed on board.Another notable feature primed in the 1050 Adventure is the neat LCD instrument display panel with an adjustable shift light, which is complemented with a secondary LCD display with additional data for riders such as the selected ride mode.Available via authorised KTM dealers nationwide, the fully imported KTM 1050 Adventure is now available for viewing and bookings with a basic selling price tag of RM77,888.KTM 1050 Adventure specifications Weight212kg (without fuel) PriceRM77,888 (basic selling price) Newly consolidated KTM Malaysia introduces new KTM 1050 Adventure model at the starting price of RM77,888.last_img read more

Ohio High School Boys Basketball Regional Semifinals Scoreboard

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Matt Medley Division IUniversity of ToledoToledo St. John’s Jesuit 48                   Elyria 47Cleveland StateGarfield Heights 29                       Uniontown Lake 22St. Edward 62                                       Mentor 43Columbus (Ohio Dominican University)Pickerington Central 75               Columbus St. Charles 53Dayton (Wright State University)Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller 60   Mason 57Cincinnati La Salle 47                   Springfield 46Division IIICanton FieldhouseNorthwestern 75                                         St. Thomas Aquinas 67Villa Angela-St. Joseph 87             Garrettsville Garfield 47Bowling GreenMaria Stein Marion Local  54             Milan Edison 44Archbold 47                                             Cardinal Stritch 36AthensProctorville Fairland 57             Sugarcreek Garaway  52Berlin Hiland 60                           Chillicothe Southeastern 34KetteringCin. Summit Country Day 35 Worthington Christian 32Cincinnati Roger Bacon 61           Versailles 46Division IVWarren G. Harding High SchoolWarren JFK 72                                           McDonald 60Follow @NEOSportsInside on Twitter for score updates throughout the night.center_img Related Topicslast_img read more

Why NPFL Clubs Owe Players’ Salaries – Shehu Dikko

first_imgLeague Management Company chairman Shehu Dikko has disputed claims of a widespread culture in the Nigeria Professional Football League where clubs owe players backlogs of salaries and bonuses, saying bureaucratic red tape may be to blame for most salary complaints.Tales abound in the domestic topflight of clubs owing players for months at a stretch and two recent incidents have once again brought the subject under the spotlight.NPFL side FC IfeanyiUbah were handed a global transfer ban on Tuesday by the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (FIFPro) for “repeated non-payment of salaries”. A day later, players of Rivers United went public with claims of being owed match bonuses for over two seasons.But Dikko speaking on Channels Television’s “Sports Tonight” claimed the situation is not as dire as is being made out and not at all commonplace in the league.While conceding that “only one or two clubs” are currently grappling with salary issues, the LMC chairman said players’ welfare has improved markedly and that “clubs pay as at when due”.Dikko who also doubles as the 2nd vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation suggested that any delays in players’ salaries may stem from bureaucratic red tape owing to the clubs being owned by government.“I can assure you many of the clubs pay as at when due, only one or two clubs are having this issue [owing players salaries], most of the clubs have been able to improve their salaries,” Dikko said.“The ones owned by government the moment the government staff are paid they get paid too.“If you look at [the situation now], how many clubs have these complaints [owing salaries]? The era of club chairmen taking players’ money and go and do something else is over, that does not happen again.”RelatedLMC To Honour Late Udoji During NPFL Matchday 10 FixturesFebruary 20, 2018In “Nigeria”NPFL: LMC Instructs Clubs to Wear Black Armbands on Matchday 9February 12, 2019In “NPFl”NPFL: LMC Orders Teams and Referees to Wear Black Armbands on Matchday 6January 28, 2019In “NPFl”last_img read more

Free City ticket for Bristol Bears Season Card holders

first_imgThe Robins welcome Nigel Adkins’ side to BS3 for the midweek clash, with tickets on sale from 10am on Wednesday, August 15th.The deadline for Bristol Bears Season Card holders to claim their free ticket is 5pm on the day of the game (Wednesday, October 24th).Supporters can claim their tickets online by clicking here, logging in with their supporter ID number and password and selecting the ‘Bears Comp’ price type on the fixture, or by calling supporter services.last_img

Budding commentator? We’ve got the competition for you…

first_imgPerform Productions, who produce the World Feed Broadcast for Premiership Rugby, are offering one lucky youngster (12-years-old or younger) the opportunity of a lifetime.At Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership clash with Harlequins at Ashton Gate on Saturday, the lucky winner will:Meet the crew, commentator and directorHead inside the production truckHave a tour of the commentary positionSit in on pre and post-match interviewsGet tunnel access before the gameSigned commentary notes from Perform Productions commentator, Sam RobertsTo enter, head to twitter and get involved:Together with @BristolBears and @premrugby I am delighted to offer this amazing experience. To win, reply to me in less than 280 characters, and tell me why you or someone you know should win it. pic.twitter.com/lwt6k3U9AU— Sam Roberts (@samrobertsrugby) September 18, 2018last_img read more

Cricket News India vs New Zealand Christchurch Test: Live Streaming, Time, Predicted XI, Where To Watch On TV

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: New Zealand put up a clinical performance in the first Test at the Basin Reserve to win by 10 wickets against Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team. Using the local conditions and the wind to perfection, Tim Southee picked up nine wickets in the match and was well supported by Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson. Kane Williamson starred with the bat and 123 runs from the lower order proved to be key in New Zealand joining the elite list of nations who have won 100 Test matches. The action now shifts to the Hagley Oval in Christchurch and this will be the first time India wil be playing at the venue, which started hosting Tests in 2014.New Zealand have won four and lost just once which was to Australia while the previous Test in 2018 was drawn against England. The Bangladesh Test was cancelled due to the terror attacks in Christchurch and for Virat Kohli, this Test is their last chance to end what has been a mixed tour on a high. After the 5-0 whitewash, India were whitewashed 3-0 in the ODIs for the first time in 31 years and at the Basin Reserve, they were undone by swing and bounce. Jasprit Bumrah has looked rusty while Virat Kohli has not been in good form. Ishant Sharma was the only standout bowler in Wellington and he will be the key again in Christchurch. Neil Wagner is expected to be back and New Zealand could go for a four-pronged pace attack while India might be tempted to give a go to Umesh Yadav.IND vs NZ 2nd Test, Hagley Oval, Christchurch: When And Where To WatchWhen is the India vs New Zealand 2nd Test beginning?India vs New Zealand 2nd Test will start from 4 AM IST on Friday, February 29.Where to watch India vs New Zealand 2nd Test live?India vs New Zealand 2nd Test will be live telecast on the Star Sports Network.How to watch India vs New Zealand 2nd Test live streaming online?Hotstar will provide the live streaming for India vs New Zealand 2nd Test. Where will India vs New Zealand 2nd Test be played?The Hagley Oval In Christchurch will host the India vs New Zealand 2nd Test.Also Read | India vs New Zealand Wellington Test: Live Streaming, Time, Predicted XI, Where To Watch On TVIndia vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Dream11Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Kane Williamson, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, BJ Watling (wk)last_img read more

Local lenders offer payroll loans

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) -In hopes of keeping small businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic, and as part of the stimulus package from the federal government, a Paycheck Protection Program has been put in place.This is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.Managed by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the loan is meant to provide an influx of cash so small businesses can stay open.  The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.The loans are available through local lenders. Bryan Horton of First National Bank said he and his staff began accepting loan applications over a week ago.  “A two page application and 12 months of the 941 payroll tax form begins the loan process,” he said.The bank staff then inputs that information into the SBA loan portal. However, with the number of lenders across the country completing the same process, the SBA site had been crashing, delaying the applications being filed.“Some of the applications that been put into the system received a registration number meaning they could move to the next step in the process. But that number didn’t translate into a loan approval, it was just an acknowledgement the application was received,” Horton said.“This product could be a great thing,” he said. “Our community is built on small businesses.”Horton did caution that while the SBA said the loan could be forgiven, there was no guarantee. The loans will eventually be reviewed, and if at least 60-percent of the loan didn’t directly fund payroll, a repayment plan could be put in place,” he said.“The idea behind the loans is to help employers take care of their people,” Horton said.Loan payments will also be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required; neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees, according to the SBA website.The program will be available through June 30, 2020.   See a full list of local lenders participating in the program HERE.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED- 04/15/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Fulham v Cardiff line-ups: Whites man ruled out, Christensen fit, three Cardiff changes

first_imgFulham midfielder Tom Cairney has been ruled out after picking up an injury in the win over Preston on Tuesday.He is replaced in the starting line-up by Emerson Hyndman, with Luke Garbutt coming in for Tim Ream and Richard Stearman replacing Ryan Fredericks.AdChoices广告There is good injury news for Fulham however, with Lasse Vigen Christensen – who has not played since 13 February – named on the bench.Cardiff are without Anthony Pilkington, who limped off during the draw with Burnley, but Peter Whittingham and Craig Noone return after being rested.Fulham: Bettinelli; Stearman, Madl, Amorebieta, Garbutt; Tunnicliffe, Parker, Ince, Hyndman; McCormack, Dembele.Subs: Lonergan, Fredericks, Burn, Baird, Christensen, Woodrow, Smith.Cardiff: Marshall; Peltier, Morrison; Ecuele-Manga, Malone; Noone, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Whittingham; Lawrence, Immers. Subs: Moore, Fabio, Connolly, Dikgacoi, O’Keefe, Zohore, Saadi. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Fulham are not safe yet, warns Jokanoviclast_img read more

Jose Mourinho ‘frustrated’ Manchester United have still not agreed a deal…

first_imgAccording to the Belgian publication Het Laatste Nieuws, the 20-time English champions have informed Fellaini that they need an answer from him regarding his future.Failure from the Red Devils to tie their player to a new contract will see him leave as a free agent this summer. The former Everton midfielder is not short of options, but clubs do seem to back away when they learn his salary demands.HLN claim that as well as AC Milan there’s interest from another English club, who go unnamed at this stage.Embed from Getty ImagesManchester United’s manager is described as being ‘frustrated’ with the club’s failure to get a deal sorted out for Fellaini, but many fans have made it clear they’re not quite as keen as Mourinho to keep the player.What seems to have caused further annoyance among the United faithful is it being increasingly apparent Fellaini’s representatives have been speaking to a number of clubs and trying to get a deal so lucrative it feels unbalanced even in today’s market.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題Undo Marouane Fellaini’s current contract with Manchester United will expire on June 30th. So far, the Belgium international has not signed a new deal at Old Trafford, despite his manager Jose Mourinho publicly expressing his desire to keep the midfielder at the club.last_img read more

According to reports from Italy, Hancko should continue in Sparta

first_imgSlovak defender Dávid Hancko should continue to play for Sparta. Respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio from the Sky Sports station informed that the flight team had agreed with Fiorentina to extend the hosting of the Slovak stopwatch for another year. The clubs have not yet confirmed the agreement. The 22-year-old Hancko came to Sparta last August and gradually developed into a key player at Letná. The people of Prague therefore wanted to keep him in the team, but the option of six million euros was beyond their means. Now, however, Sparta has reportedly agreed with Fiorentina to extend the hosting and halve the option.Hancko played 19 matches for Sparta in the first league and scored two goals. He helped Letenský to third place in the table and to win the cup, with which the people of Prague ended their six-year wait for the trophy. Before leaving for Fiorentina, the Slovak national team also joined Žilina.So far, Sparta has gained three reinforcements during the summer break – stopper Ondřej Čelůstka, Bulgarian Martin Minčev and Slovak goalkeeper Dominik Holec. Letná, on the other hand, was left by one of the best players last season, midfielder Guélor Kanga, who did not agree on a new contract with the club.last_img read more

‘Anchor’ Hope crucial to Windies success: Pollard

first_imgCUTTACK, India, CMC – Captain Kieron Pollard has underscored the importance of opener Shai Hope’s role in the one-day side, labelling the elegant stroke-maker as the “anchor” upon which West Indies built their innings. Even though Hope boasts an excellent one-day average of nearly 53 from 71 games, his modest strike rate of only 74 has often drawn criticism from pundits.However, Pollard endorsed the right-hander’s approach, pointing out it was key to the Caribbean side’s tactics especially with several big-hitters already in the lineup.“Sometimes we can get carried away by so much stats and so much data, we forget the importance of how we build a team at times,” Pollard said. “You can’t only build a team with guys who play shots. You’ve got to have an anchor, you’ve got to have somebody holding one end. If you look at the way we have played cricket over the past few years, we have been losing a lot of wickets early up so you have to build a foundation first. “You can’t build the top part of your house first and then look to build the bottom, so we have identified Shai as the person to build that foundation for us. When you look at his stats opening the batting they’re phenomenal and again, everyone has roles and responsibilities. If you look at all the guys around him, their strike rates are pretty pretty high.”Hope played a key role in Windies’ stunning victory in the opening match of the ongoing one-day series, when he struck an unbeaten 102 to help the visitors overhaul a target of 288 in Chennai. His hundred came from 151 balls at a slow strike-rate of 67 but it proved the ideal counter for Shimron Hetmyer’s breathtaking 139 from 106 deliveries with a strike rate of 131.Importantly, Hope was there at the end to see West Indies over the line and to a crucial 1-0 lead in the series.“It’s about building blocks, it’s about identifying areas where as a team you have fell down before and you need to fix and then you fix other areas,” Pollard stressed. “As I said, it’s a work in progress for us and we don’t want to get too detailed in the data and strike rate.”West Indies failed to build on that success in Chennai, however, going down by 107 runs in face of a record run chase after India left them with a target of 388.The Caribbean side will now take aim at Sunday’s decisive third ODI which could see them win their first series against India in 13 years and the first on the subcontinent in nearly two decades. “We’re going to prepare well. We’re going to go back, go over the mistakes we would’ve made, try to correct it in terms of practicing it and try to perfect it and come out fighting as we have done throughout this entire series,” Pollard said.“So nothing is going to change for us in terms of how we prepare and the guys have been really, really good when it comes to that.”TAKING AIM: Shai Hope crucial to West Indies’ success.last_img read more

Reaction to the death of former NBA player Kobe Bryant

first_img(Reuters) – Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, died aged 41 yesterday in a helicopter crash in California. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also among the victims. Following are reactions to his death:ADAM SILVER, NBA COMMISSIONER“The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA championships, an NBA MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals.“But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna.”MICHAEL JORDAN, SIX-TIMES NBA CHAMPION “I am in shock over the tragic news of Kobe’s and Gianna’s passing. Words can’t describe the pain I’m feeling. I loved Kobe – he was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often, and I will miss those conversations very much.“He was a fierce competitor, one of the greats of the game and a creative force. Kobe was an amazing dad who loved his family deeply – and took great pride in his daughter’s love for the game of basketball.”BARACK OBAMA, FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT, ON TWITTER “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act.To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.”SHAQUILLE O’NEAL, FORMER BRYANT TEAMMATE, ON TWITTER “There’s no words to express the pain Im going through with this tragedy of loosing my neice Gigi & my brother @kobebryant I love u and u will be missed. My condolences goes out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW.”EARVIN MAGIC JOHNSON, FORMER LAKERS GREAT, ON TWITTER“As I try to write this post, my mind is racing. I’m in disbelief and have been crying all morning over this devastating news that Kobe and his young daughter, Gigi have passed away in a helicopter crash. Cookie and I are heartbroken.”KAREEM ABDUL-JABAAR, FORMER LAKERS GREAT, ON TWITTER “Most people will remember Kobe as the magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players. But I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete.”TIGER WOODS, FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE GOLFER“It’s unbelievably sad and the reality is sinking in because I was told about five minutes ago. “He burned so competitively hot, the desire to win he brought every night on both ends of the floor, not too many guys can say that. Any time he was in the game he’d take on their best player.“It’s a shocker to everyone, unbelievably sad, and one of the more tragic days.STEVE NASH, BASKETBALL HALL OF FAMER, ON TWITTER “My heart is broken for Kobe and his family. I’ll never forget the battles but what I really admired was the father he was to his girls. Rest In Peace old friend with your angel Gianna.”USA BASKETBALL“USA Basketball has lost a real champion. Women’s sports has lost one of their strongest advocates. Professional sports has lost a true legend who used his stature to make a difference in the world.” WNBA COMMISSIONER CATHY ENGELBERT“The WNBA mourns the sudden and tragic loss of NBA Great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Kobe’s support for the WNBA and women’s basketball along with his passion for helping young girls and boys follow their dreams made him a true legend for our sport.U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, ON TWITTER “Kobe Bryant, despite being one of the truly great basketball players of all time, was just getting started in life. He loved his family so much, and had such strong passion for the future. The loss of his beautiful daughter, Gianna, makes this moment even more devastating ….“Melania and I send our warmest condolences to Vanessa and the wonderful Bryant family. May God be with you all!”REVEREND JESSE JACKSON, ON TWITTER“As I tweet through my tears, I am so hurt. I cannot stop crying. Kobe was instrumental to so many people. There is a hole in the basketball world and will be for a long time. Rest in heavenly peace. #KobeBryant”PAU GASOL, FORMER BRYANT TEAMMATE, ON TWITTER“Beyond devastated… my big brother… I can’t, I just can’t believe it.”TED LEONSIS, OWNER OF NBA’S WASHINGTON WIZARDS, ON LINKEDIN“We have not only lost one of the greatest all-time basketball players in NBA history, we’ve also lost a tremendous human being … His legacy will continue to live on through the many people he touched and influenced throughout his life of basketball and beyond. May he rest in peace.”DWYANE WADE, THREE-TIME NBA CHAMPION, ON TWITTER“Nooooooooooo God please No!NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION“We are stunned and devastated by the news of the sudden passing of Kobe Bryant. Words cannot express his impact on our Players, the NBA and the game of basketball. This is a monumental loss for the entire basketball community and our hearts are quite simply broken. We send love and prayers out to his wife Vanessa and the entire family.”WAYNE GRETZKY, NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE GREAT, ON TWITTER“Janet and I have no words to describe our shock and sadness on the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant today. Praying for him and his family.”CRISTIANO RONALDO, PORTUGUESE SOCCER GREAT, ON INSTAGRAM“So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. Kobe was a true legend and inspiration to so many. Sending my condolences to his family and friends and the families of all who lost their lives in the crash. RIP Legend.”KANYE WEST, GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST, ON TWITTER“Kobe, We love you brother We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave.”HALLE BERRY, OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESS, ON TWITTER“There are no real words to convey the depth of my sadness. Love and strength to Kobe’s entire family and to the families of all who were lost in today’s crash.”JUSTIN BIEBER, CANADIAN POP SUPERSTAR, ON INSTAGRAM“It can’t be. You always encouraged me mamba. Gave me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day.! Love you man!”last_img read more

Charles pushing for WI Women’s U19 spot

first_imgEssequibo teenage sensation, Lisa Charles, says she is aiming for a spot on the West Indies Women’s side for the inaugural Under-19 tournament in Bangladesh next year. Charles, who has already tasted regional cricket at the national youth level and captained the Select Under-19 side in the local Senior Female Inter-County 50-over tournament, sat down with this publication to list the pathway to making her dream a reality.“It wouldn’t be easy to make the West Indies side for the U19 World Cup but it is something I aspire to achieve and it motivates me to work even harder on my game,” the all-rounder said.Being a young lady of indigenous heritage, Charles takes a lot of pride in being able to represent her people and also professed her passion for making Essequibo proud. “I look up to other females cricketers but I am especially proud of my indigenous background and I want to make them, as well as Essequibo proud,” she declared/The Grade 11 Anna Regina Multilateral Secondary School student, recalls that, in terms of her preparation, the experience she gained from years of being involved with cricket, as well as the recent Inter-County tournament, is invaluable.“I gained a lot of experience by playing with different cricketers and, as I grow, my maturity and understanding of the game has developed.” Since the tournament concluded, Charles, who is preparing to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) said that she was back in the Cinderella County making the sacrifice of  training from 15.30 hours until 17.00 hours with Essequibo coach, Forbes Daniels but with the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, she is forced to train on her own.“Before this pandemic started, I usually trained with coach Forbes in the afternoons after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays…I also normally have lessons during those days but only on Mondays and Saturdays I take them…,” she related.It is during these sessions that the diminutive right-hander would work on her batting, particularly her forward defense and strike rotation. However, since the lockdown due to the pandemic, Charles has restructured her training to include a two-mile run, exercises, spot bowling and the localized ‘ball and sock’.“With the coronavirus lockdown, I normally run like two miles every day, I do around 600-700 skips, a bit of abdominal work to keep fit and I do some spot bowling as well as some batting practice,” Charles explained.“Playing for the West Indies is a dream,” she opined. “I haven’t really set any goals as yet, but I am certain that I want to perform consistently and do my best to help the team win if I get the chance to score hundreds I will and if called upon to take wickets then I’ll be up to the challenge,” she added.Chief Executive Officer of Cricket West Indies, Johnny Grave had told this publication that it is very important that the Regional under-19 tournament is played since it serves as preparation for the under-19 World Cup. The Regional competition was scheduled to commence this month but has since been postponed indefinitely with CWI taking precautionary measures to fight the pandemic.last_img read more

Otis Hughley Appointed D’Tigress Coach After Sam Vincent Sack

first_imgFormer NBA coach Otis Hughley has been appointed as the new coach of Nigeria’s senior female basketball team, D’Tigress by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).The announcement was made on Friday evening with Hughley named as the replacement for former coach Sam Vincent, who was sacked earlier on Friday.Former Sacramento Kings’ assistant coach Hughley was appointed after his program for D’Tigress’ participation at the upcoming FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain was approved by the leadership of the NBBF.The World Cup tournament is scheduled to take place from September 22 through to September 30 and Nigeria have been drawn in Group B alongside Australia, Argentina and Turkey.According to NBBF President, Engineer Musa Kida, Otis Hughley is the “most immediate available option”In his words, Musa Kida said: “We needed to take a proactive step in the interest of the team who are preparing for the World Cup. We needed to fill the vacuum immediately and continue our preparation for Spain.“For many, parting ways with Vincent at this time was not a good decision, but it was a difficult decision we had to take in the overall and long term interest of the team.” He added.On the upcoming World Cup tournament in Spain, he said: “We still have about 50 days to train and get ready for the competition and we are confident that the time frame will be enough for any good coach to train and shape a team into a strong contender.”Relatedlast_img read more

Messi Dedicates Record Sixth Golden Shoe To Family & Teammates

first_imgBarcelona captain Leo Messi received his sixth Golden Shoe as the top scorer in the European leagues on Wednesday.Messi won the trophy for a third straight year after scoring 36 goals, three more than his closest challenger, Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain.Messi’s sons Thiago and Mateo, presented their father with the trophy supervised by his wife, Antonella Rocuzzo and watched by team-mates, including Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba.Messi dedicated the award “to my family, to my colleagues who are here. There are Luis and Jordi, who are two of the men to blame for this award.”“Without my team, I could not even have won the award once.”Messi now has two more Golden Shoes than his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Luis Suarez is one of nine players on two. The award was created in 1967 when it was won by Eusebio.RelatedSerie A: Immobile Equals Scoring Record, Claims European Golden Shoe As 2019-20 Season EndsAugust 1, 2020In “Featured”Messi Receives His 4th Golden Shoe AwardNovember 24, 2017In “Europe”Only Barcelona Can Stop Themselves From Another La Liga TitleAugust 13, 2019In “Spain”last_img read more

WTT Aims To Create More Stars Like Aruna Quadri

first_imgWith the staging of World Table Tennis (WTT) events in Africa, the continent will produce more stars like Quadri Aruna, WTT Council Chair, Liu Guoliang says.Guoliang was speaking at the webinar held specifically for ITTF Family members located in Africa on Wednesday, July 8 with 28 member associations attending the webinar including the Africa Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), who through its President, Khaled El-Salhy expressed their full support for WTT.Significantly, the webinar was attended by Liu Guoliang (who is also President of the Chinese Table Tennis Association) and WTT Board Member, Khalil Al-Mohannadi (also ITTF Deputy President and Qatar Table Tennis Association President) with the aim to better educate and fully integrate the region within WTT’s plans.In his remarks, Guoliang, a former World and Olympic Champion said: “I believe everyone already knows that WTT is an exciting, large-scale project and many table tennis stakeholders have been preparing for this moment for a long time.“Our future goal is to develop table tennis as one of the world’s leading sports. Table tennis should not only create more star players and fans but also feature the most exciting events. Players and fans are at the core of WTT. We hope that, through future WTT events, Africa will have more stars like Quadri Aruna.”He added: “In future, WTT will pay more attention to its collaborations with Africa. More than a month ago, at the WTT China forum, Aruna was very concerned about the qualifications of players to WTT events and also asked whether we could host WTT Grand Smash events in Africa. I want to say that these points are all within the scope of WTT’s planning. What we have to do in the future is to allow more people to participate in and to be aware of international table tennis events in order to enhance the influence of table tennis worldwide.”The African continent is looking forward to playing its part in the success of World Table Tennis (WTT), the new commercial and events business of the ITTF, launching in 2021, which sets out to elevate table tennis to new heights by applying a fresh approach to the way the sport is run and presented.New WTT Events StructureKhalil Al-Mohannadi added: “It is an honour to represent the ITTF Executive Committee on the WTT Board and be able to make good use of my past experience to help push table tennis to the next level. I am confident that WTT will be the key to the global growth of table tennis to make it one of the leading sports in the world, particularly in Africa.”ATTF President underlined ATTF’s support for WTT. “It’s really important that Africa has more detailed information about WTT thanks to this webinar. We are so keen to learn and understand much more about this project, so that we can gain all the possible benefits from WTT in the future. This will provide a boost to all our top players as well as support the promotion of table tennis across the African continent,” El-Salhy said.Khaled El-Salhy, alongside ITTF Executive Vice President Dr Alaa Meshref, were part of the webinar, which featured educational presentations held by ITTF CEO & WTT Director Steve Dainton, ITTF Marketing Director & WTT Director Matt Pound, ITTF Secretary General Raul Calin and WTT Event Strategy Director Stephen Duckitt.There are plans to organise a webinar for the players, who are at the core of everything that WTT stands for.Relatedlast_img read more

Michigan, Notre Dame agree to home-and-home football series in 2033, 2034

first_img Georgia-Florida game staying in Jacksonville through at least 2023 Notre Dame will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. to take on the Wolverines first on Sep. 3, 2033, and then Michigan will head to South Bend, Ind. on Sep. 4, 2034, to round out the series. Michigan and Notre Dame have decided to renew their rivalry and meet in the regular season again … in just under 14 years. The two schools have agreed to a home-and-home football series in 2033 and 2034, Michigan announced on Saturday. Jim Harbaugh refutes ‘total crap’ rumors that he’s leaving Michigan for NFLcenter_img The Fighting Irish and Wolverines played each other on an annual basis from 2002 until Notre Dame opted to end the series after the 2014 season. In July 2016, the schools announced a home-and-home series to take place in 2018 and 2019.  Related News Notre Dame beat Michigan 24-17 last season en route to a berth in the College Football Playoff. However, the Wolverines lead the all-time series with a 24-18-1 record.No. 19 Michigan (5-2) hosts No. 8 Notre Dame (5-1) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Football rivalry leveraged to raise funds to test rape kits

first_imgJemele HillDETROIT (AP) _ A campaign to get Detroit rape kits tested is using the annual Michigan State University and University of Michigan football rivalry as part of its fundraising efforts.The Enough SAID (Enough Sexual Assault in Detroit) African American 490 Challenge announced Monday that it is seeking donations to pay for testing of more than 1,300 sexual assault kits.More than 10,000 of the 11,341 kits found in 2009 in a Detroit police property storage facility have been tested. Some of the sexual assaults occurred as far back as 1984.Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy will lead Team Michigan, while ESPN commentator Jemele Hill leads Team Michigan State. Both will use social media to seek donations from alumni of their respective schools.The Wolverines host the Spartans Saturday in Ann Arbor.last_img read more

Pavard’s rocket is named as the Best Goal of the 2018 World Cup

first_img CEST Pavard’s goal stuck out as he powered a Lucas Hernandez cross back across goal and into the top corner of Argentina’s net. His strike brought France level in the game against Argentina, 2-2, and his country would later go on to win the match 4-3 and eventually lift the World Cup. Àlex Artigas IN SPORT.ES The World Cup in Russia delighted fans around the globe as 169 goals were scored across 64 matches. Some of the strikes were of the highest quality but one stood out from the crowd: Benjamin Pavard’s rocket from outside the box against Argentina has been voted as the best goal of the tournament by fans. El misil de Pavard, mejor gol del Mundial de Rusia 2018center_img Upd. at 19:39 25/07/2018 Juan Fernando Quintero’s freekick for Colombia against Japan and Luka Modric’s long range strike, also against Argentina, didn’t quite have the same quality as Pavard’s effort. The young and talented right back won the poll in which over three million people casted their vote.last_img read more

Doves return to the winners list and edge closer to the top

first_imgSTATE LEAGUE SOCCER REVIEW – ROUND 14 STATE LEAGUE 1 – SOUTH EAST Doveton found itself back in winning form…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Romy Stephens last_img

Klopp hails female ref for Super Cup as “historic moment”

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed the appointment of France’s Stephanie Frappart as the first woman to referee a major UEFA competition final as a “historic moment”.Frappart will take charge of the Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea on Wednesday, and she vowed to prove female officials are just as effective as their male counterparts.Asked for his verdict on the decision, Klopp gave it a resounding thumbs-up.“Finally – it’s time. I’m happy to be a part of this historic moment. It’s a smart decision to have women referee a very, very important game. It’s the first time, but I hope it’s not the last,” said the German, who guided Liverpool to their sixth European Cup title last season.“Obviously we’re not smart enough to make all the smart decisions, but this is a smart decision.“I’m really sure we will try to not make the game any more difficult than it will be (for the officials). I will show my best face if possible, otherwise my mum would be angry,” he joked.Frappart, 35, will be assisted by her French compatriot Manuela Nicolosi and Ireland’s Michelle O’Neill.The trio have worked together at bigger matches – they were in charge of this year’s Women’s World Cup final in France – but there is no doubt they will be under intense focus at Istanbul’s Vodafone Park.Asked if she was afraid of being “double criticised” for any mistakes made, Frappart said it was time for female referees to show they are as good as the men.“We have to prove ourselves technically and physically that we are the same as the men. We are not afraid about wrong decisions. We are ready,” she told a news conference.Frappart, who in April became the first female referee in France’s Ligue 1, also dismissed the idea that it was more difficult to officiate a men’s game.“I think there is not a lot of difference because football is the same. It’s the same rules so I will do the same as the women’s game,” she added.Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said he was pleased to be part of a moment in history.“I think the game has come on a long way in many ways, in terms of the women’s World Cup which we all watched this summer, in terms of how much respect the game’s getting, how many people are watching it and the interest in the game,” he said.“I think we were very slow everywhere on this and now we are trying to make strides, and there’s still a long way to go but in terms of tomorrow I think it’s a huge moment.“Its a historical moment that is one more step in the right direction.”The Super Cup is an annual match played between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League. Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final last season while Chelsea defeated Arsenal in the Europa League final.Fourth official and Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir supported the trio, saying: “They are brave, they have courage, they don’t hesitate to give unpopular decisions – you will see tomorrow.”UEFA said separately that it had also invited to the game two Italian women referees, Annalisa Moccia and Giulia Nicastro, who had experienced sexist behaviour at recent domestic matches.“We strongly condemn any form of sexist, discriminatory, derogatory or abusive conduct towards female referees,” said UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin in a statement.last_img read more

B-52H will use synthetic fuel

first_imgThe fuel the B-52 is using is being produced by an Oklahoma company called Syntroleum Corp., which has a plant that produces 70 barrels a day of Fischer-Tropsch fuels. Although the Air Force conducted the B-52 flight tests with a fuel derived from natural gas, Syntroleum officials say they think the fuel can also be produced from coal – of which the United States has tremendous amounts. [email protected] (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Air Force officials said they recently ordered 281,000 gallons of synthetic fuel for further testing on the C-17 and B-1 engines in the coming year. NASA is also interested in synthetic fuels and will receive 9,000 gallons of synthetic fuel from the Air Force so it can begin evaluating its use in various engines and systems. The Pentagon effort, started in 2001, is called the Assured Fuel Initiative. The idea is to ensure an energy supply regardless of uncertainty in oil-producing countries or problems spurred by natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina’s damage to Gulf Coast oil refineries. The Air Force alone consumes 3.2 billion gallons of fuel annually, accounting for about 80 percent of the federal government’s fuel usage. The fuel used in the testing with the B-52 is called Fischer-Tropsch fuel, named for the two German researchers who developed the process for making the fuel. Testing was done with a 50-50 blend of the synthetic fuel and regular jet fuel. Tests showed that the synthetic fuel’s performance was comparable to regular jet fuel. The synthetic fuel also produced less pollution because it contains less sulfur than regular fuels. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – In a step toward weaning the military from foreign oil, the Air Force will certify the B-52H bomber to fly using synthetic fuel. Secretary of the Air Force Michael M. Wynne is scheduled to visit Edwards on Wednesday to announce the completion of the certification process for the B-52H. Flight testing for the effort started at Edwards last September. The Air Force wants to certify its entire fleet to use domestically produced synthetic fuel-blend by early 2011. The Air Force wants to have half of its aviation-fuel supply coming from alternative fuel sources by 2016. “This synthetic fuel initiative to certify the fuel for military aviation is being accomplished in close cooperation with our partners in the commercial aviation industry,” said Bill Anderson, the Air Force’s assistant secretary for installations, environment and logistics. “By working together, we can expand the market for synthetic jet fuel and make it more economical to produce by greatly increasing demand.” last_img read more

Answers sought in maglev train tragedy

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LATHEN, Germany – Investigators sought Saturday to determine why safety rules didn’t prevent a high-speed magnetic train from powering up and speeding into a maintenance vehicle still on the elevated test track, killing 23 people. Alexander Retemeyer, a prosecutor speaking for investigators, said they were focusing on what happened in the 20-mile track’s control center, where the required two employees were on duty. “What we are looking into is why the train was given the go-ahead even though the maintenance vehicle was on the track,” Retemeyer said. Friday’s crash near Lathen in northwestern Germany was the first involving a train using magnetic levitation, or maglev, in which the train rides on a magnetic field without touching rails. The lack of friction allows speeds as high as 270 miles per hour. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe controllers were supposed to go through several layers of checks to make sure the maintenance vehicle was off the track after its daily inspection, Retemeyer said. Only then were they to turn on the electricity enabling the train driver to start, he said. Investigators examined the control room log book and discovered the maintenance truck was where it was supposed to be. It headed out at 8 a.m. and was logged at a spot called Point 120 on the track at 9:53 a.m. when the train started its high-speed run. Fifty-eight seconds later, the train hit the truck at 105 mph. Officials previously said the train was going 125 mph. Controllers had several ways to determine if the maintenance vehicle was on the track: the log book, a video check of its shed and a GPS satellite navigational device that showed the car as a green dot on one computer system – but not the main security system showing the train’s location.last_img read more

Former Arsenal star explains why summer move to Everton was blocked

first_img1 Thomas Vermaelen Former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has revealed he had no choice but to stay at Barcelona this summer despite interest from Everton.The 31-year-old has spent a large proportion of his time injured since arriving at Barca from Arsenal in 2014.He is now way down the pecking order at the Nou Camp, where the likes of Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti are usually selected ahead of him.However, there was summer interest from a range of clubs who would have been willing to offer him regular first-team football – and Everton were among them.Now Vermaelen has lifted the lid on why he did not make a move but instead remained a bit-part player at Barca.He told DH: “The board told me they needed four centre-backs. I didn’t have a choice but to stay. Clubs tried until the very last day, like Everton, but it was impossible.“I wasn’t even able to negotiate.“Unfortunately, my release clause is very expensive (€80m). Who was going to pay that?”last_img read more

Watch, download, listen – Check out episode 3 of ‘The Championship’

first_imgEPISODE Three of ‘The Championship’, our weekly Donegal club championship show, is now available to watch, listen or download!This week on ‘The Championship’, host Charlie Collins was joined by Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub Sports Editor Chris McNulty as well as Termon coach Francie Friel and Donegal-based sports journalist Frank Craig, who is currently working with the Donegal News.‘The Championship’ is brought to you in association with Kelly’s Centra, Mountain Top, Letterkenny and will air each week across the various Donegal Daily and Donegal Sport Hub social media platforms and websites. ‘The Championship’ is produced by Full Tilt Studios.Watch episode three here:Listen or download episode two here: Watch, download, listen – Check out episode 3 of ‘The Championship’ was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2019 Donegal SFCFrancie FrielFrank Craigfull tilt studiosKelly’s CentraletterkennyThe Championshiplast_img read more

Man arrested after four year investigation of sexual misconduct with Washington County girl

first_imgThe alleged incident took place on or about November 29th in the year 2009, in Washington County.During the investigation, it was learned that David M. Walsh, met a 14 year old juvenile on the internet and gained her confidence.He was able to arrange a meeting with the juvenile and acting under the alias name of David M. Walls, went to an address on North Franklin School Road in Washington County to meet her.Once at the address, he allegedly had sex with the juvenile female whom he knew to be 14 years of age. David M. Walsh was 46 years of age at the time of the encounter.Because of the alias and fake addresses, Trooper Caudill was never able to identify David M. Walsh as being the predator. As the investigation continued, Trooper Caudill collected numerous mailed items and communications as David M. Walsh continued to contact the juvenile.In October of 2013, Trooper Caudill got the break he needed and was able to identify the alias, David M. Walls as David M. Walsh, from Massachusetts.Earlier this month, Trooper Caudill received information that David M. Walsh would be in the state of Indiana on Friday, to meet with the former juvenile, whom is now 18 years old, and her family.Trooper Caudill found out the date, time and location of the meeting and with the assistance of Detective Rachel Eickholtz of the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg, was able to locate David M. Walsh in the Borden, IN area earlier today.After Trooper Caudill and Detective Eickholtz spoke to David M. Walsh, 50 years old, from Deven, Massachusetts, they placed him under arrest on the charges of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, B Felony; Child Solicitation, B Felony and Inappropriate Communication with a Minor, D Felony.He was incarcerated at the Washington County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.Trooper Caudill believes David M. Walsh, was using the alias David M. Walls, in his effort to go undetected by police and believe there could be additional victims.Anyone who knows or has come in contact with the arrested in person, or by the internet, is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg at 812-246-5424 and speak with Trooper Caudill or Detective Eickholtz. A 50-year-old man from Massachusetts is in the Washington County jail after a four-year investigation involving sexual misconduct of a then-14-year-old Washington County girl.Back on January 31st of 2010, Trooper Rob Caudill from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg, started an investigation on a report of sexual misconduct with a minor.last_img read more

Catamount Homecoming

first_img“Forever a Catamount” will be the theme for Homecoming 2019 at Western Carolina University, with a schedule of public events that includes a concert by country music star Lee Brice, a parade down Main Street in Sylva, award presentations to exemplary alumni, and the traditional football game.Homecoming gets underway on campus with student-focused activities beginning Monday, Oct. 21, and concludes with a concert by the Inspirational Gospel Choir on Sunday, Oct. 27.Brice will take the stage for a concert that begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center. A native of Sumter, South Carolina, Brice played on special teams for Clemson University’s football team, but he decided to focus on a career in country music after suffering an arm injury. He began working as a songwriter and co-wrote Garth Brook’s 2007 single “More Than a Memory,” the first single to debut at No. 1 in the history of the Billboard “Hot Country Songs” chart.As a performer, Brice has released four albums for Curb Records – “Love Like Crazy,” “Hard to Love,” “I Don’t Dance” and the self-titled “Lee Brice.” He has taken five radio singles to No. 1, including “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance” and “Drinking Class.” Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney are among the country artists who have recorded his songs and the Grammy nominee has been the recipient of two awards from the Academy of Country Music. Brice will be joined in the concert by singer-songwriter Hardy.Advance tickets are on sale at ramsey.wcu.edu with prices set for WCU students at $12.50 arena/$22.50 floor; and for the public at $20 arena/$30 floor. Taxes and fees apply.Events on Friday, Oct. 25, include the annual Homecoming parade that begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Sylva and features student and community floats and WCU’s cheerleaders, dance team, Homecoming court and Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. Later that evening, the National Pan-Hellenic Council Stroll Off will be held in Coulter Building on the WCU campus at 8 p.m.An action-packed Saturday, Oct. 26, starts off with the MAPHealth 5-K at 9 a.m., with proceeds going to support Mountain Area Pro Bono Health Services, and the Chancellor’s Brunch and Alumni Awards event at 10 a.m., with alumni awards scheduled to be presented to Danita Johnson, class of 2005, Professional Achievement Award; Matthew Hickey, class of 1988, Academic Achievement Award; and Tyler McKenzie, class of 2013, Young Alumnus Award. Also, WCU’s Distinguished Service Award for 2019 will be presented to former trustees Chair Pat Kaemmerling.Other Oct. 26 activities include tailgating from noon until 3:30 p.m., the WCU football team’s game against the Furman Paladins at 3:30 p.m., the WCU African American Alumni Society postgame reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ramsey Center, an African American alumni reception from 9 to 10:30 p.m. in Illusions at A.K. Hinds University Center, and the NPHC After Party from 10:30 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. in the Grandroom at the University Center.Homecoming activities will end on a musical note Oct. 27 with the Inspirational Gospel Choir’s annual concert in Illusions at the University Center. A start time will be announced later.More information about Homecoming activities is available online at go.wcu.edu/homecoming or by calling the WCU Office of Alumni Engagement at 828-227-7335 or toll-free 877-440-9990.last_img read more

Compelling Images for Nonprofits: When Babies and Puppies Aren’t in Your Mission

first_imgThe verdict is in: Donors love puppies and babies. But not every organization can use an image of a child or dog to tell their story. So what kind of images can you use if your mission isn’t related to a smiling child or a playful puppy? Here are some ideas to help you create or find compelling images for your nonprofit.Find InspirationLook to other organizations you admire and see how they are using images. Here are a few examples from our Network for Good partners: To recruit volunteers and supporters, the San Francisco-based St. Anthony Foundation used Facebook to showcase a collection of images featuring current volunteers, local famous faces and their clients posing with their dining room’s newly branded cafeteria trays. Your organization’s shared drive is one place where you can keep images. Photos stored on a shared drive are accessible to everyone in your office and, unlike a desktop computer, can be recovered if your organization’s system crashes.An external hard drive is another option for photo storage. External hard drives are portable, reliable, and are a good storage solution for organizations that don’t have a shared drive.If you chose to store images online, consider using a free tool such as Picasa, Flickr, or Dropbox.Sharing Your PhotosBefore you start publishing images online, sharing them with the media, or adding them to your annual report, be sure to have the following:Photographer’s name. (Don’t forget to give credit!)Caption to accompany the image. (Captions are read more often than blocks of copy.)Relevancy. Images need to enhance your story, not distract or confuse.Social media is a great place to share images that you’ve collected.Post an image on Facebook and ask your fans to contribute caption suggestions.Share images on Twitter with a specific call to action (and don’t forget an appropriate hashtag).If your staff members and volunteers have the ability to take pictures with their phones, encourage them to share on Instagram.Be sure to include images in as many communication pieces as possible. Compelling images create a deeper emotional impact than words alone. Include images on your website, newsletter, donor appeal letters, fundraising campaign pieces, brochures, annual report, Holiday greetings, and event invitations.RememberYou don’t have to have puppies and babies in your images to make them appealing to donors.Create an emotional impact with the images you chose.Collecting and capturing images should be part of your regular communications plan.Look for inspiration, don’t be afraid to get started, and continue to build up your nonprofit’s photo collection.When you capture the heart and soul of your mission, iPhone pictures on Instagram can be just as compelling as professional photograph. Google’s Picasa makes it easy to control a photo album’s privacy setting. Gardens for Health International’s website has beautiful images of their work. Most of their images are action shots with a high color contrast that always leave the viewer feeling positive.The St. Anthony Foundation has a great collection of photos from their Willing to Serve campaign (including some famous faces).The St. Bernard Project has wonderful stories and images accompanying their Faces of Katrina campaign.The Arts Council of New Orleans never misses an opportunity to take pictures at community events showcasing the arts in their area.Public radio station 90.7 KSER has a unique way of highlighting their staff members and behind-the-scenes moments with images on their Facebook page.Organize Your IdeasStart a Pinterest board and collect images you admire. When the time comes to work with a photographer, show them the images you’ve collected so that they understand the types of photos you are looking for. Sharing good examples helps set an expectation for the kind of images you want.Think about the work your organization does. How can you capture that in an image? Are there any upcoming events that would serve as good photo opportunities that can help tell your story? Would an on-site photo shoot or a series of pictures of your fieldwork do a good job of illustration your mission?Getting StartedWhen moving beyond inspiration to taking and choosing photos, don’t forget the basics:Use photos to help tell your story.Choose photos that grab the attention of the viewer.Use photos that create an emotional impact. (Human faces are the best.)If you can’t take your own images anytime soon, learn the right way to use stock images.Storing Your PhotosOnce you have a solid collection of photos that represent your work, what do you do with them? Here are suggestions for storing and managing photos.last_img read more

Current Issue of the Lancet: A Focus on Progress Toward MDG 4 and 5

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on June 11, 2012June 21, 2017Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In the comment section of the latest issue of the Lancet, several articles discuss current progress toward improving the health of women and children.The authors of Building a future for women and children offer interesting insight into the fourth report of Countdown (to be launched on June 13th, 2012):The 2012 report shows that substantial progress has been made since 1990. As of 2010, the number of maternal deaths has declined by almost half and the number of child deaths has declined by over a third. But this reduction is not enough, relative to what can be achieved. Progress in most Countdown countries still falls short of the rate of decline required to reach MDG 4 and MDG 5, unless progress is greatly accelerated in the next 3 years.Countdown focuses on tracking coverage of life-saving interventions. Here as well, progress has been mixed. A few countries, such as Bangladesh, have made consistent gains in coverage for several interventions across the continuum of care, and are on track to achieve both MDG 4 and MDG 5. In most countries, however, progress is patchy. High coverage levels for vaccines (over 80% on average across all Countdown countries) and rapid progress in distribution of insecticide-treated bednets show what is possible with substantial political commitment and financial resources. Progress is much slower for skilled attendance at birth and case-management interventions that require a strong health system…Read the full article here.The authors of Keeping promises for women and children discuss commitments made by a range of stakeholders, including donors, countries, multilateral agencies, the private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), health-care professional associations, and academic and training institutions to improve the health of women and children:The report showed that major contributions have been leveraged from the 49 low-income, high-burden countries. 44 countries have made commitments with almost half making explicit pledges to increase government health spending, with an estimated value of US$10 billion specifically to benefit women’s and children’s health. NGOs have also made pledges that account for about 12% of the total financial commitments. In May, 2011, the financial commitments were worth more than US$43 billion. With additional commitments made in Sept, 2011, the total is now more than US$50 billion.4 This is a remarkable achievement. Furthermore, this figure includes only commitments expressed in financial terms, and therefore underestimates the total value. Defining how much is new and additional funding was beyond the remit of this report and will require a robust and clearly communicated analysis agreed by stakeholders.In addition to the financial pledges, there were policy and service commitments that were not quantified financially, but which are important in terms of financial investment and for health outcomes. Four-fifths of stakeholders made policy commitments, including removing user fees and promoting gender empowerment, whilst a similar number made commitments to strengthen service delivery, including support to increase the number of skilled birth attendants and midwives…Read the full article here.More from the Lancet comment section on the health of newborns and children:Towards ending preventable child deathsTackling pneumonia and diarrhoea: the deadliest diseases for the world’s poorest childrenGlobal child survival: beyond numbersPreterm birth: new data on a global health priorityShare this:last_img read more

Holding the World Bank Accountable for Reproductive Health Commitments

first_imgPosted on April 18, 2014November 13, 2014Click 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)Princess Sarah Zeid, champion of the White Ribbon Alliance, is holding the World Bank accountable for reproductive health commitments. Her article on The Huffington Post earlier this week emphasized the importance of keeping maternal and newborn health on the post-2015 agenda:The evidence shows us that to maintain the progress made, it is essential that we continue what we have begun, whilst expanding our investments if we are to spread our impact.To ensure that development is truly sustainable and to avoid far worse — to prevent a backward slide — we must do more for more.She also noted that reproductive health and family planning are essential for maternal and newborn health targets post-2015:Access to family planning — to choices about contraception — improves both maternal and newborn survival by lengthening inter-pregnancy intervals. Spacing the birth of children by three years will decrease under-5 deaths by 25 percent.Read the full article and learn how to help here.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

3 Smart Year-End Email Fundraising Strategies

first_imgEditor’s note: Want more email fundraising tips? Join us on Tuesday, September 26 at 1pm EDT for a 30-minute webinar, #NFGTips: Your Email Strategy for Year-End. Can’t make that time? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording. Click here to save your spot!In my last article I discussed the importance of getting all your year-end ducks in a row.Today we’re going to take a quack at assuring your year-end email series gets opened and acted upon.A quack at it?Yes! Because I’m guessing you don’t have your ducks lined up to make this year’s email appeal worth all your effort.  What do I mean? I mean the majority of folk receiving your email will simply hit ‘delete.’ And that’s just not going to pay your bills.You need to get all your email duckies in a row. And I know exactly which three are missing.I’ve been in that duck pond. I know where your world-wide webbed feet are taking you.You’re painstakingly wordsmithing the appeal message… agonizing over just the right tag line… angsting over which photo is the most compelling… meticulously crafting your killer call to action… thoroughly assuring your donate button link is working… worrying about your colors and type face… and distressing about how you’ll measure your results. All essential things. But your email is still going to drown.Yup. Your poor little email is just a sitting duck for that delete button.Unless… you shift some of your energy to three simple, yet too often overlooked or back-burnered, things: The “From” line The “Subject” line List segmentationLet’s Start with the “From” LineThis is arguably the most important part of your email. According to a Constant Contact study, 64% of people open emails because of the organization it is from; compared with 47% of people opening emails because of what’s in the subject line. To avoid having your precious email wind up in the trash bin, you need to use the ‘Just Ducky! ’ Rule. And the ‘From’ line is at the heart of this rule. Let me explain.When folks see an email from you in their inbox you want them thinking “That’s just ducky!  An email from _____. She always has something interesting to say.”Whose emails do you open first? Chances are good that when you open your email box a majority of the messages are of little interest to you. You don’t know who they’re from, they look like junk, or they’re coming from someone who doesn’t interest you enough to compel you to open their message.  If you have time, maybe you will.  If you don’t, maybe you’ll hit “delete.”Who the email is from is often what motivates people to open it.  Your email should come from a person or brand your targeted reader knows, trusts and, ideally, likes.  Often this will be the E.D.  It could also be another beloved staff member or lay leader. Even when you have a trusted brand, you’ll likely get a better response from the person at the brand. People give to people, not institutions. If you’re not sure about this, it’s certainly something worth testing!Don’t duck out on this responsibility, please. Think about who the email is coming from before you begin to write.  Don’t leave it until the very end. Too often no one thinks about it; then the IT person or the administrative assistant is assigned to “launch” the email. Typically they do one of two things: (1) simply launch the email from a corporate account, or (2) innocently ask “Who’s it coming from?”The first is not so good, because it’s a thoughtless approach.  The second is not so good, because it’s an afterthought (and I’ve seen more than one occasion where the appeal was delayed because it took awhile to find a signatory or to create a new “from” email account that would work).Put a feather in your cap by planning ahead so that when your reader opens their inbox they exclaim: “Just Ducky!”Let’s Make your Subject Line a Real Firequacker!The subject line is the window into your message. 33% of email recipients open emails based on the subject line alone (Source: Convince and Convert).To be a great e-mallard you’ve got to give the reader a reason to open the email. Waddle you gonna do about this? You’re gonna make your subject line one or more of these things: urgent; intriguing; exciting; specific; useful; compelling; emotional, shocking or funny (even daffy). That’s what it takes to get folks flocking to you.Here are a few real examples:Four pounds, that’s what’s up This led to email about how a food bank client had gained weight after receiving nutritious food at an on-site pantry at her senior apartments.) Intriguing/FunnyAbandoned by budget cuts, they’re counting on usThis led to e-appeal to fund home care for seniors who were losing critical lifeline services due to budget cutbacks). Urgent/SpecificWhy the cheerleaders shaved their heads This led to a message from Indianapolis Colt’s coach Chuck Pagano, who was battling leukemia. Shocking.Get into your donor’s head as much as you can, and try to make it about the donor rather than your fundraising goals. For those who’ve given in the past, how about a simple: Did you forget you made this possible? This also has the subtle psychological benefit of reminding them they already did something. (Remember, one of Robert Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Influence is “commitment and consistency.”).  Compelling. Specific. Intriguing.Is it all over between us?This was suggested by grassroots fundraising guru Kim Klein. Emotional. Compelling.You have only a few seconds to capture attention. Subject lines with less than 50 characters have open rates 12.5% higher than those with 50 or more, and click-through rates are 75% higher. So generally plan to keep your subject line to 50 characters or fewer.For more inspirations, check out some holiday email subject lines here. If you happen to use MailChimp they have a  free tool to test the strength of your subject line. They also help you add emoji’s, and they suggest words that will negatively affect your open rates – You may be surprised – two of them are: ‘Help’ and ‘Reminder.’You can find a whole duck boat-load of ideas – many of which are as good as they’re quacked up to be — in 200 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising. Just avoid those that could be coming from any nonprofit (e.g., “Just 48 hours left” is not great. “48 hours left to rescue drowning ducks” is better).But don’t mislead. That will make you a dead duck. Folks don’t mind being teased a little, but they don’t like being lied to. If folks open your email, but then see it’s not at all about what you promised, they’ll toss you right out.While we’re at it, consider your pre-header.  That’s an extra tool to convince your subscribers to quack open your email. What is it? It’s the snippet of text at the top of your email (or a link to the online version) that your subscribers see first, sometimes even before they open the email. Because even if you get your email open, studies show that 51% will delete your email within 2 seconds of opening it.  Aargh!Most email clients display the pre-header right after the subject line. This means if you’re using images, you absolutely must include an ALT description of the image for those folks (most) whose images are blocked. Talk to your IT folk if you don’t know what I’m talking about. And keep in mind the typical inbox preview pane will only show 30 to 40 characters (the typical mobile device shows around 15 characters). So make your lead-in count.Segmentation can Make or Break your Campaign.Imagine you’re an animal rescue agency. Half of your supporters love dogs; half love cats. Wouldn’t it make sense to devise tailored messages for each segment?The same holds true for folks who gave big gifts vs. small ones. And folks who gave for the first time vs. ongoing donors.You want to tweak your appeal slightly to show people you know them.You also want to customize your asks (and your donation landing pages) to match the language in your appeal.The more specific and targeted you can be, the better.Once you get these three things nailed – “From” and “Subject Line” plus List Segmentation – getting your email opened will be like water off a duck’s back.Hasn’t this been pun? Want more email fundraising tips? Join us on Tuesday, September 26 at 1pm EDT for a 30-minute webinar, #NFGTips: Your Email Strategy for Year-End. Can’t make that time? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording. Click here to save your spot!last_img read more

Stillbirths: Global Causes, Disparities and the Need for Better Reporting

first_imgPosted on January 12, 2018January 12, 2018By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, 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)An estimated 2.6 million stillbirths occur every year across the globe, but many of them are not counted, reviewed or reported. The Every Newborn Action Plan proposed a target for reducing global stillbirths during the Sustainable Development Goal period from 18.4 stillbirths per 1,000 births to 12 or fewer stillbirths per 1,000 births by 2030. However, inaccurate reporting and inconsistencies with definitions are key challenges for tracking progress and achieving this target.In a recent systematic review, Reinebrant and colleagues examined the reported causes of stillbirth globally, revealing substantial data gaps.What are the causes of stillbirth?The authors reviewed 85 reports—28 from low-income countries (LICs), 20 from middle-income countries (MICs) and 37 from high-income countries (HICs)—containing data on nearly 490,000 stillbirths.Based on a subset of 33 nationally representative reports classifying roughly 250,000 stillbirths, the most commonly reported cause across all settings was categorized as “unexplained,” and many were listed as “other unspecified condition.” Other leading reported causes included antepartum hemorrhage, infection and hypoxic peripartum death. The relative proportions of these causes varied across high-, middle- and low-income countries.Data discrepanciesClassification systems and definitions for stillbirth varied substantially among regions. For example, while most LICs used 28 weeks’ gestation as a parameter for stillbirth, the majority of HICs used 20-24 weeks. This discrepancy makes it difficult to compare stillbirth rates across countries.The authors added,“Many countries, particularly those where the majority of stillbirths occur, do not report any information about these deaths. Where there are reports, the quality is often poor. It is important to improve the investigation and reporting of stillbirth using a standardized system so that policymakers and health care workers can develop effective stillbirth prevention programs. All stillbirths should be investigated and reported in line with the World Health Organization standards.”Identifying specific areas for improvement and interventions to address the global burden of stillbirth requires reliable data. Accurate, consistent and comprehensive reporting of stillbirths is essential for reaching the stillbirth target under the SDGs and is a reflection of a strong health information system.—Explore The Lancet series on ending preventable stillbirths.Learn about the World Health Organization’s efforts to help countries improve data collection on stillbirths.Are you working on preventing stillbirth globally? We want to hear from you!Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

PSG fined over offensive Neymar banner

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have been fined €2,000 after their fans aimed an offensive banner at Neymar during their Ligue 1 win over Nimes.Neymar, 27, was targeted by fans during the 3-0 victory at Parc des Princes on August 11 amid growing speculation he wants to leave PSG.One banner urged the Brazil forward to leave the Ligue 1 champions, while another expressed dissatisfaction with his behaviour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Chants of “Son of a bitch” also rang out in the stands among home fans incensed at the failure of the player to commit his future to the club this summer..The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) Disciplinary Committee announced sanctions on Wednesday, handing PSG a fine.”Behaviour of the supporters of Paris Saint-Germain: use of pyrotechnic devices and deployment of an offensive banner,” part of a statement read.”€2,000 fine for Paris Saint-Germain.”Neymar is yet to play for PSG this season amid reports he will return to Barcelona or join LaLiga giants Real Madrid.The saga is seemingly no closer to ending despite the transfer window closing on September 2.Neymar has scored 51 goals in 58 games since joining PSG in a world-record €222 million move two years ago.But he is yet to appear in the 2019-20 campaign after suffering an injury during Brazil’s preparations for the Copa America in June, as PSG kicked off their Ligue 1 defence with mixed fortunes. That 3-0 defeat of Nimes was followed by a humbling reverse at the hands of Rennes, who upset the champions 2-1 on Sunday.last_img read more

Oklahoma vs. West Virginia Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

first_imgJalen Hurts rushes the ball during his debut at Oklahoma.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs in the backfield against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Fresh off their win over Texas in the Red River Showdown last week, the Oklahoma Sooners return home to play the West Virginia Mountaineers.Oklahoma heads into this game at a perfect 6-0 and having beaten West Virginia in seven straight games. The Sooners are overwhelming favorites to win the Big 12 title and make the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Jalen Hurts is playing far better for Lincoln Riley than he ever did under Nick Saban at Alabama, and is now a Heisman Trophy front-runner.West Virginia has struggled in the first year under head coach Neal Brown. They’re 3-3 on the season and have allowed at least 38 points in each of their three losses.Last year the two teams scored over 110 points in an Oklahoma win, but the Sooners’ defense doesn’t look like it’ll be giving up a sum like that to the Mountaineers this year. Here are the details for the game:Game Time: 12:00 PM ETChannel: FOXSpread: Oklahoma -33Over/Under: 62.5Announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft The game will also be a bit of a homecoming for Mountaineers quarterback Austin Kendall. A former Sooner, Kendall transferred to West Virginia after the team landed Hurts in the transfer portal. That move wasn’t without a fair amount of controversy though.Whether Kendall has the talent to lead West Virginia to an upset or not, he’ll be super-motivated for this one.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Getting Trashed For First Half Performance vs. Penn State

first_imgJim Harbaugh coaching against Illinois.CHAMPAIGN, IL – OCTOBER 12: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines is seen during the second half against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 12, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)It’s been a tough season for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan, despite the fact that the team has a 5-1 record. The team’s first half performance against Penn State isn’t making things any easier.Penn State, hosting its annual “White Out” game, has been dominant in every way thus far. The Nittany Lions raced out to a three-touchdown lead midway through the second quarter. Quarterback Sean Clifford has played incredibly well, finishing the half 9-of-16 for 115 yards and two touchdowns. He also added a touchdown on the ground.Michigan, meanwhile, struggled to move the ball most of the half. The Wolverines did mount one scoring drive, however, that was capped off by a 12-yard touchdown run by Zach Charbonnet.Per usual, Harbaugh and the Wolverines are getting roasted for their performance thus far. Let’s face it, Shea Patterson and a white out were never going to be a good combination.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 20, 2019Jim Harbaugh at Michigan is en route to being:1-10 vs Top 10 teams.1-7 on road vs a ranked team.0-8 as an underdog. and still 0-4 vs tOhio State— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) October 20, 2019Another predictable road dud for Jim Harbaugh. Time for a change folks.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) October 20, 2019I’m not trying to pile on, but Jim Harbaugh, quirks and all, was rightly considered a really good coach when he arrived in Ann Arbor. What happened? Michigan looks completely lost.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) October 20, 2019Quarterback Shea Patterson has struggled as well. He’s 12-of-22 for 122 yards with an interception at the break.Michigan’s loss this season came to Wisconsin a few weeks back. Another could end the Wolverines’ hopes at playing for a Big Ten title.The second half is about to get underway. The game is being broadcast on ABC.last_img read more

‘Amazing’ Liverpool the benchmark – Emery

first_imgUnai Emery admits the gap that currently exists between Liverpool and Arsenal is a “big” one, but the Spaniard believes his side can show they are ready to start reducing it with a result at Anfield on Saturday. The Gunners travel to Merseyside having won their opening two games of the Premier League season for the first time in a decade, but they still sit behind Liverpool in the table. Jurgen Klopp’s side having also won both of their matches so far, but top the standings on goal difference, thanks largely to their convincing 4-1 success against Norwich on the opening weekend.  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 So, Arsenal have it all to do on Saturday, at a ground where they were beaten 5-1 last season and have conceded 12 goals in their last three appearances. Emery is aware of the challenge facing his side but has urged his players to show they are ready to start bridging the gap that currently exists between them, Liverpool and champions Manchester City.  Based in the UK? Grab a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £8.99!“We are in a good spirit and we have good preparation,” said Arsenal’s head coach. “We need more with some players getting fit to help us, but we are ready to get a good performance from the players. “I feel that we have improved, above all being competitive in the Premier League. We lost at the end [last season] but we also had some very good moments in the season and finished one or two points different from third and fourth in the table. “Right now, the distance between Manchester City, Liverpool and us continues to be big but we have the opportunity on Saturday, and this season, to reduce that distance.” Unai Emery Arsenal 2019-20Emery added: “Liverpool have a very strong style. Their mentality is very, very strong. They are adding titles and I think we are doing it our way to create a big mentality. “We also need time. I think they have an advantage on us in this way. But I really appreciate their work a lot. I think their performance is amazing, their spirit and quality also. They are a team that can feel strong. “I want to create our mentality, our style, and get stronger in our way little by little. And each match is a very big opportunity to show how we are now. “Saturday against them is a massive match, an amazing opportunity for us to do something important.” Arsenal’s 5-1 hammering at Anfield last season is still fresh in the mind of Emery. Despite taking an early lead through Ainsley Maitland-Niles, the Gunners found themselves 4-1 down at half-time – with Liverpool adding a fifth in the second half. It was a painful defeat for Arsenal, one that Emery hopes his players have learned from. He said: “We conceded two penalties which is not normal also we were winning 1-0 and we conceded two goals very quickly from mistakes. “I want us to not have those mistakes this year, but they are going to break and fight against us to provoke us into mistakes.” Reiss Nelson Arsenal 2019-20In each of Arsenal’s opening two games of the season, Emery has started with three academy products in Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock and Maitland-Niles. It could be that that only Maitland-Niles keeps his place at Anfield, with Nicolas Pepe and Granit Xhaka expected to come in – but Emery believes that the young players currently coming through at Arsenal are about to make a major mark on English football. “They are coming. They are coming in the near future to be very big players,” predicted Emery. “We need to achieve a big mentality, a big spirit, with some experienced players and some young players, because they are giving us a lot of energy, a lot of power in their wish to achieve and help us.” He added: “We really need the young players to share their energy and capacity and hunger and we need also the experienced players. We need both. Not only for Saturday but each match.  “For example, Reiss Nelson started against Burnley in the first 11. He struggled more than we wanted that match, but that is one experience for him. “I am speaking to him and saying: ‘Reiss you are very good one on one, but you also need tactically to improve in how to decide each action on the pitch technically.’ “This is one process for Reiss and Saturday in Liverpool is another step.”  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Combat Gent-Your Best Ammo for Under $200

first_img The Best Labor Day Deals on Outdoor Gear from REI, Backcountry, and More Best Labor Day Sales on Men’s Clothes, Shoes, Accessories, and More The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits The Best Graphic Tee Companies to Liven Up Your Wardrobe Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair Editors’ Recommendations Whether navigating office politico or upgrading a wardrobe on a tight budget a young professional’s career can be a battle on many fronts. We found the ammo to win the war on your wallet…at least in terms of your work wardrobe. Online retailer Combatant Gentlemen (Combat Gent for short) offers suits and other basics under $300 with tailored fits.When we saw that their company mission included both craft beer and men’s fashion it was clearly a match made in heaven. We hope it is for you too.Combat Gent offers suits starting at $160 with a pretty accurate tailoring feature on the site (We tried it out for you). They also offer basic shirts, ties and knits. When you buy a suit or shirt on their site you can actually see where they sourced the goods too. Combat Gent is definitely a go-to for professional basics. The site is even outfitting for weddings with suits and tuxes starting at that same $160 price point. So if you need to outfit your best men, it is worth a look.Learn more about Combatant Gentleman here.Already picked up some Combat Gent gear? Post on instagram and tag us @themanualstyle or @combatgentlast_img read more

Mbappe sends PSG message with star showing

first_imgKylian Mbappe took just 30 minutes to show Paris Saint-Germain what they’ve been missing in his absence. The 20-year-old scored a hat-trick and claimed an assist after coming on in the 62nd minute of PSG’s 5-0 Champions League win against Club Brugge. Having only just overcome a thigh injury, Mbappe has been eased back into Thomas Tuchel’s side with the attacker desperate to make his mark on Tuesday.  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 “I wanted to start, I thought I would start. The coach chose, I had to accept,” Mbappe told RMC Sport 1. “I wanted to go back and show that it’s hard to do without me even if the others played very well. I want to fight to keep my place and help the team to the maximum.”Football is a passion. I love playing football, it’s been two months since I could play a football game.”Mbappe has already missed six games this season through injury with his latest fitness set-back now firmly behind him. “It was very painful, I was lucky to come back,” he said. “The embarrassment is gone, I thank the medical staff, the doc, the physios. They have understood my situation. It’s over, everything is behind me.”The Frenchman’s three goals against Brugge has seen him become the youngest player to score 15 times in the Champions League.Having also scored and assisted in a seven-minute appearance against Nice on the weekend, Mbappe looks on track for another big season having only missed out on the Golden Shoe last season by three goals. PSG captain Thiago Silva was happy to see his young teammate bounce back so quickly and believes his team played well across the pitch against their Belgian opponents. “Mbappe had a very good start, it was important for him because he was coming back from injury, but he is still there, we saw a very big Kylian Mbappe,” Silva said.”Brugge defended well, they were strong, it was difficult to find spaces, I am very happy because when there are moments of difficulty, you can lose your head but that was not the case.”Our performance was solid defensively, we were very intelligent.”last_img read more

Brad Butterworth hired as King’s Way Christian next AD

first_img Brad Butterworth has a passion of sports.As evidence of that, Butterworth played a stint of the 2017-18 season for the Portland Bible College men’s basketball team … at age 39.“Brad’s a bulldog,” said Daven Harmeling, principal at King’s Way Christian Middle School and high school varsity boys basketball coach. “You’re not going to find someone who will outwork him.”Butterworth will bring that passion and a wealth of experience to his next endeavor, as the athletic director at King’s Way Christian Schools.Butterworth will replace Ted Buck in that role when Buck retires in June after a nearly three decade career as a high school coach and administrator. “Part of what drew me to this position was embracing the legacy that Ted Buck has built at King’s Way and carrying it on,” Butterworth said.Butterworth has worked the past four years as regional director for Shoot 360, a Vancouver-based national basketball training franchise.Prior to that, he was the boys basketball coach at Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, Calif., and he coached and was associate athletic director at Capistrano Valley Christian School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. He’s also worked with college programs like Air Force and Florida State as well as serving as assistant coach at Colorado College and Portland Bible.“But something has been chewing at me to get back into high school athletics,” Butterworth said. “So when I heard rumblings that Ted Buck might be retiring, it felt like a good fit. Working with King’s Way through Shoot 360, we’ve always had a great relationship.” GO Brad Butterworth hired as King’s Way Christian next AD He’ll replace retiring Ted Buck in June Share: Harmeling said King’s Way received more than 80 applications for the opening before turning to Butterworth, who Harmeling said has the vision necessary to be a good administrator and the ability to put that vision into action.“Brad has a track record of excellence,” Harmeling said. “Any event that he’s ever been part of has always been first rate. He has a passion for athletics and he understands how athletics are really just a vehicle for kids to become successful in life.”Butterworth has been living in Indiana since last fall where he’s been expanding Shoot 360. He plans to return to Clark County by the end of next month. (360) 735-4538 Buy this Photo Brad Butterworth, 39, of Camas, is pictured at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Wednesday December 20, 2017. Brad became the oldest player in college basketball this year when he made the roster at Portland Bible College. (Ariane Kunze/The Columbian) Receive latest stories and local news in your email: By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor Published: April 11, 2019, 8:31am Tim Martinez Columbian Assistant Sports Editor By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. @360TMart Share: [email protected]last_img read more

15 Years at the Top: Cruise Planners Continues Legacy as the No.1 Travel Franchise

first_imgJanuary 11th, 2018 – Many people wait until retirement to travel the world, but smart business people are investing in the No.1 travel franchise to own, Cruise Planners®, and traveling as part of their career. For 15 years, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has ranked as the best travel franchise to own on Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 list.  “Being the best in travel franchising for 15 consecutive years isn’t just an honor, it’s a legacy, especially as we approach our 25th year of connecting people with a passion for travel and their dream careers,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “Cruise Planners consistently blurs the boundary between franchisor and family and the meaningful relationships we have between our Home Office Team, franchisees, their clients and our partners – combined, of course, with the industry’s most innovative technology and marketing – is the secret to how we continue to sizzle.” 2017 was marked by many advances for the company, including a suite of technology all designed to provide highly efficient and targeted insight for franchise owners to market to and work with their clients. With all technology and marketing developments, Cruise Planners innovates with the franchisee in mine, providing high-tech solutions to strengthen the connection between travel agents and their clients. The most recent innovations include: Alexa Skills—The first-ever Artificial Intelligence for a travel franchise company was introduced by Cruise Planners and includes two voice-activated skills using Artificial Intelligence. One skill acts as a virtual personal assistant for Cruise Planners agents and the other is a hands-free way for customers to connect with their travel agent as they plan and countdown to their vacations.CP Maxx™—Cruise Planners’ next-generation booking and customer relationship management system for faster, streamlined results that “Maxximizes” business, efficiencies and profitsCP Insights™—Highly-efficient and targeted insight for franchise owners to market and work with their clients to provide relevant marketing and customized travel offers.CP View™—Tool that curates data across the Cruise Planners network to anticipate client buying habits and target the right clients, leading to increased sales, brand credibility and stronger relationships. “Even as the travel industry has gone through changes over the past two decades and even as people questioned the relevancy of travel agents, Cruise Planners has consistently remained a top franchise opportunity,” Fee said. “Franchise owners can feel confident when choosing Cruise Planners as we aren’t just the best today, we were the best yesterday and we won’t stop innovating to ensure we continue to be the best for decades to come.”  About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel RepresentativeCruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry. Cruise Planners operates a network of more than 1,800 franchise owners who independently book vacation and travel experiences for their clients. The Florida-based Home Office Team positions a nation-wide network of franchise owners for success by providing innovative marketing, booking and technology tools, as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. The company continues to be lauded and has been named the No.1 travel franchise byEntrepreneur magazine for 15 consecutive years. Cruise Planners was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology, has been consistently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by theSouth Florida Business Journal, is on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, has been ranked as the #1 travel franchise by Franchise Business Review for 6 years in a row, and was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Sun Sentinel since it started ranking companies. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. since 1994, Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line and land vendors including Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Viking Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Travel Impressions and Sandals and Beaches Resorts. Accolades include numerous Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly and Travvy Awards from travAlliance media, American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award for 13 consecutive years (2004-2016). Cruise Planners is one of the Top 50 franchises for Veterans according to GI magazine, the Top Franchise Brand for Veterans according toFranchise Business Review, has been named one of the Top 25 franchises for African-Americans by Black Enterprise magazine and is a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. Visit our website,www.cruiseplanners.com, for the full list of awards and honors or for more information. Stay in Touch: Media can stay up-to-date with Cruise Planners by visiting our media room, following us on Twitter @Cruisitude or on Facebook. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should locate a travel advisor near them. For those interested in becoming a franchise owner, please visit the Cruise Planners franchise website.last_img read more

Focus on Quality November 14

first_imgStory Highlights The day’s celebration is very significant to Jamaica, because it helps to promote the value of quality standard. The theme: ‘Making Collaboration Count’ was designed to reflect recent trends in public, private and non-profit sectors. The National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) will join the rest of the world in observing World Quality Day (WQD) on Thursday, November 14, under the theme: ‘Making Collaboration Count’.Spearheaded by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), an overseas body with responsibility for ensuring quality among all sectors, the day’s observance seeks to heighten the awareness of the important contribution that quality makes towards an organization’s growth.Highlighting the theme, Chairman of the Advisory Board at NCBJ, Dr. Neville Swaby, said that it was designed to reflect recent trends in public, private and non-profit sectors, all of which point towards increased collaboration.“From shared services in government entities to joint ventures between charities and banks, the senior business and organizational leaders are increasingly utilizing each other’s skills and resources to deliver projects in a more effective and cost-efficient manner. In a time when organizations need to achieve more with less, this is absolutely vital,” he emphasised.Dr. Swaby pointed out that organizations can only achieve their goals if the processes that underpin collaboration, are built on strong quality management principles.“Successful collaborative working depends on shared goals, robust and rigorous systems, processes and procedures being in place, and open to scrutiny throughout. In other words, collaboration will only count if quality is at its heart,” he stressed.In the meantime, Manager at NCBJ, Jacqueline Scott-Brown, said that the day’s celebration is very significant to Jamaica, because it helps to promote the value of quality standard, and management systems certification.She explained that quality in its broadest sense, is a degree of excellence, and the extent to which a product or service is fit for its intended purpose.Mrs. Scott-Brown added that quality is achieved through a chain of processes, each of which has to be under control, and subject to continual improvement.“The chain starts with top management expressing a firm commitment to quality, then establishing customer needs and expectations;  building products and services so as to reproduce faithfully, the design; verifying before delivery that products and services possess the features required; preventing the supply of products and services with features which make customers dissatisfied; finding less expensive solutions to customer needs; discovering and providing what will delight customers; and most importantly, honouring commitments,” she said.World Quality Day is a United Nations (UN) day which forms part of the activities to mark World Quality Week (November 11 to 15), and has been observed internationally, since 1990.The NCBJ was established in April 2007 and is accredited by ANSI ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to provide easy access to management systems certification by local organisations.ANAB assesses and accredits certification bodies that demonstrate competence to audit and certify organizations conforming to management system standards.For more information, persons can contact the NCBJ at 619-1131, 632-4275 or email [email protected] The day’s observance seeks to heighten the awareness of the important contribution that quality makes towards an organization’s growth.last_img read more

Major League Beers 9 Beers Brewed For Baseball Season

first_img The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Editors’ Recommendations Few things go together like beer and baseball and several Major League Baseball teams are capitalizing on the natural combination. By now, most teams in professional baseball have caught on that craft beer is big business and offer excellent selections at specialty kiosks and in some cases throughout the entire stadium. Others have strayed from Budweiser and Miller as their beer sponsors and gone with craft companies instead. The teams we’ve listed, though, have gone the extra mile and established beers with local breweries. Kansas City Royals + Boulevard BrewingBoulevard Brewing is a Midwest staple, and providing a beer in partnership with hometown Kansas City Royals is a natural fit. The brewery releases ¡Vamos!, a Mexican-style lager, throughout the Royals regional viewing area, as well as in Kauffman Stadium. The crisp beer is an ideal beverage for long summer days in Kansas City.Houston Astros + Karbach Brewing Co.Karbach Brewing Co./FacebookLooking to deepen the connection with fans, the Houston Astros organization and Karbach Brewing sought to make a beer you could drink with dad at a baseball game. The two organizations came up with Crawford Bock, a nod to the popularity of other bock beers in Texas, like Shiner Bock. A portion of the price of every Crawford Bock also heads to the Astros Foundation, whether at a game, in a bar, or when taking it from a store. The 4.5-percent alcohol by volume, malt-forward beer is great for tipping back at Minute Maid Park or anywhere under the hot Texas sun.New York Yankees + Blue Point BrewingBlue Point Brewing‘s use of New Zealand hop Motueka in the NY Pinstripe Pilsner gives the balanced, light beer a bit of lime characteristic. Pinstripe Pilsner will be available at New York Yankees games all season at the Bleachers Bar in Yankee Stadium. Joining ERA and Crawford Bock, Pinstripe Pilsner is one of three MLB beers brewed by breweries in the craft portfolio of AB-InBev, a natural evolution in the beer and baseball experience for the makers of Budweiser.San Francisco Giants + Anchor Brewing Co.The pioneer of the craft brewing industry has done plenty, so why not jump into the baseball beer game? Anchor brewed up a specialty Mexican-style lager named Los Gigantes in 2017.  They didn’t stop at one special beer, as Anchor also releases a special edition San Francisco Giants-branded 12-pack of the iconic Anchor Steam. The beers are available in Northern California. Anchor has also brewed Strength in Numbers with the Golden State Warriors.Tampa Rays + Green Bench BrewingTampa Bay Rays/FacebookTampa’s Green Bench Brewing has made several beers for the Tampa Rays, including the Two Seam Blonde Ale, first made in 2016. A nod to the two-seam fastball that some pitchers throw in the game, the blonde ale likely won’t take hair off the chin like its namesake. Also available at Tropicana Field is Green Bench’s Four Seam Lager.Colorado Rockies + SandLot BreweryThelastcanadian/WikimediaThe Rockies have been in the craft game a long time, largely because built into Coors Field is The SandLot Brewery, an incredible, award-winning brewery operated by Coors and the location where the venerable craft gateway beer Blue Moon got its start. Sure, it’s not a specific beer brewed for a baseball team, but it’s hard to beat a brewery in the ballpark! Also, it’s only open during the baseball season.Atlanta Braves + Terrapin Brewing ATL Brew LabTerrapin Beer Co./FacebookThe Rockies do have some competition with Terrapin Brewing’s small brewpub in the Atlanta Braves‘ SunTrust Park, which opened in 2017. The five-barrel brewhouse offers plenty of experimentation power for Terrapin and the taproom is open year-round. Like SandLot, Terrapin has connections to MillerCoors.  They might be on to something with this brewery-in-the-ballpark thing.Boston Red Sox + Boston Beer CompanySamuel Adams/FacebookThe reigning World Series champion Boston Red Sox aren’t to be left behind. After finally having Boston Beer Co., makers of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, join as the beer sponsor last year, the brewery whipped up a special celebratory double New England IPA following the Fall Classic win. Damage Done is a big, flavorful IPA aged on vanilla beans with guava, mango and lactose.Washington Nationals + Devil’s Backbone BrewingBack for the third year, Earned Run Ale, or ERA (a nice touch), will celebrate the U.S. capital’s team, the Washington Nationals — now without star player Bryce Harper, who made his way to Philadelphia. Primed for the diamond, the session pale ale is made with Amarillo and Citra hops. It’s not the only beer with a professional sports team in Washington made by Devil’s Backbone, either. The brewery released #ATTR with the NFL’s Washington Redskins last fall. It’s available in 16-ounce cans and on draft in Nationals Park and the Washington, D.C. area. Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Bellylast_img read more

The Best Body Lotions to Soften Your Rough Exterior

first_imgWe have some good news for all you dry guys out there reading this: We’ve found body lotions that actually hydrate our skin and don’t leave us feeling like we’re coated in butter. No, we’re not kidding — these body lotions for men are great and actually do what they promise. If you want to get the most bang for your buck out of these, the best bet is to towel dry and apply liberally to the skin before you do anything else. The lotion then has the chance to lock in moisture and absorb more deeply into the skin. Try one of our picks for the best body lotions for men and you’ll wonder what the hell took you so long. H2L Premium Natural Hydrating Body Lotion H2L’s Hydrating Body Lotion should be your go-to for now and the foreseeable future. Absorbing quickly while conditioning deeply, Be the Architect‘s lotion leaves a light and enticing scent that you’ll quickly forget about until suddenly you get a whiff of it again and you realize why you loved this lotion so much in the first place. It also doesn’t seem to cause any irritation in any of the testers who tried the product, so we’re going to add “safe for sensitive skin” to the long list of attributes that went into making this body lotion our winner of The Manual Grooming Awards 2019. $30 from Amazon $11 from Amazon Editors’ Recommendations Vaseline Men Extra Strength Body Lotion An oldie but goodie, the fragrant Vaseline Extra Strength Body and Face Lotion packs a punch. It absorbs quickly and feels great to the touch. Although hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (fancy talk for non-irritating and won’t clog pores), we wouldn’t recommend for your face. Instead, stick to the body and splurge a little more for a good face moisturizer. Your elbows and knees stay covered up in the cold, but your face bears the brunt of all that wild winter weather out there. $25 from Amazon $26 from Amazon Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Jack Black Cool Moisture Body LotionAs the name suggests, this Jack Black lotion produces a pleasant, cooling sensation on the skin thanks to a combination of jojoba oil, vitamin E, and menthol. While appropriate for use as needed, the brand suggests applying it after a  post-workout shower to revitalize tired muscles, and we couldn’t agree more. $7 from Amazon How to Shave With a Straight Razor $7 from Amazon Article last updated by Chase McPeak. 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard Brickell Men’s Deep Moisture Body LotionInfused with healing jojoba oil, aloe vera, vitamin E, and green tea extract, this moisturizing body lotion from Brickell is a great option for guys looking to revitalize dry skin. Simply apply a small amount of the to your skin as needed, which should be every day during the colder months. Every. Day. How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep Lubriderm Men’s 3-in-1 Fragrance-Free LotionFor those in search of a lotion you can safely use as a body, face, and post-shave moisturizer, we recommend this three-in-one option from Lubriderm. An aloe vera base is bolstered by soothing mineral extracts, which work to improve the health of one’s skin with each use. And best of all? It’s inexpensive and can be found at almost any grocery store, pharmacy, and corner market.  $7 from Amazon Gold Bond Men’s Everyday MoistureIf you’re on the prowl for a brand-name option you can snag cheaply at your local drug store, consider the everyday essential lotion from Gold Bond. An affordable price tag is complemented by a non-greasy concoction that absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and ready for the trials of the day. CeraVe Moisturizing CreamThe CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion claims to provide 24-hour relief from itchiness and dryness. Free from fragrance and oil, it’s ideal for those who want something simple, yet effective. The non-irritating formula should be applied directly after showering. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Knowlast_img read more

Celebrate Spring with these 5 Delicious Saison Beers

first_imgSpringtime is synonymous with blooming flowers, rising temperatures, and, thanks to the continued popularity of the style, the drinking of saisons.The term saison refers to a classification of beers that evolved from 18th-century French-speaking Belgium. Directly translated as “season,” these beers were brewed for farmhands to drink in the warmer weather months (back in the day when beer was a common part of every meal, otherwise known as the good old days … we’re kidding, but only sort of). That relationship is why you sometimes encounter saisons alternately labeled as “farmhouse ales.”The modern-day saison is defined by light-in-color ales that have a prominent, sometimes funky or fruity yeast profile complemented by peppery spicing.  Grassy, herbal notes, moderate to high carbonation, and a refreshing, dry finish make them perfect for finding relief from hot days spent working in the field or competing on the golf course.To get a feel for the variety that saisons have to offer your discriminating palate, try one of these tasty spring-friendly ales.Saison Dupont by Brasserie DupontPerhaps the quintessential saison, this is the classic, no-frills interpretation used by many American breweries as the style’s standard. The key takeaways of Saison Dupont are the yeast, the carbonation, and the spicing.  It’s crisp, bright, and refreshing with a dry aftertaste that leaves you wanting just one more sip.Anna by Hill Farmstead BreweryMade with raw Vermont wildflower honey, this is a mild, balanced saison that is incredibly easy to drink. The combination of flavors creates a lemongrass, Champagne-like concoction. Hill Farmstead forged its reputation on this style of beer, and Anna is a solid introduction to the lineup.Interlude by Allagash Brewing CompanyInterlude may be the most complex saison on this list, using a blend of yeasts and barrel-aging to make a singular tasting experience. Brettanomyces adds a heavy hand of funk and time spent in red wine barrels mellows the beer’s sharper edges. If you’re not already familiar with Allagash’s beers, there’s no better time than now to start trying them.Atalanta by Orpheus BrewingBilled as a “tart plum” saison, this canned offering from one of Georgia’s most innovative breweries, Orpheus Brewing, shows off a creative take on the traditional saison style profile. A sensory blend between a fruit-enhanced wheat beer and the almost barnyard yeast notes expected from the style, Atalanta becomes something new, straddling the line between two delicious worlds.Saison by FunkwerksNot burying the lede with the name of this beer, Funkwerks brings the best of what it does to this ale. It sets a bold precedent with a full mouth-feel,  sweet citrus aroma and big flavor bursts of hay, apple, ginger, and pepper. And yes, they do bring a welcome bit of funk in at the finish. Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly Editors’ Recommendations Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Regionlast_img read more

Do Your Ass a Favor and Get a Tushy Bidet Attachment Seriously

first_imgAnd Tushy doesn’t just help you and your own ass, but for every Tushy purchased, a family is provided with one-month of access to clean community toilets built by Samagra in rural India.Now, that’s what we call “good shit.”Article originally published July 20, 2018. Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini As the brand says itself, “Due to the bleaching process, standard toilet paper contains harsh chemicals that are harmful to your body and your booty. Using toilet paper also spreads infections such as UTIs and yeast infections. Wiping with dry, flimsy and scratchy paper can perpetuate uncomfortable hemorrhoids and painful anal fissures.”So, now you know what kinds of problems using a bidet can prevent or address, you’re probably wondering, how does the damned thing work?Simply put, you do your business, reach to the right of your toilet for your Tushy pressure adjust knob and turn to the right for a gentle spray from the bidet attachment. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can crank up the pressure as high as you want, but I suggest going easy the first few times around. Once you feel all clear down there, turn the knob to the left to rinse off the bidet nozzle. The rinse option really put my fears of cross-contamination to rest since one of my main worries was that I’d be spraying my ass with leftover poop particles from whoever had used the Tushy before me. Nope. Clean water from a clean nozzle, all the time.After that, just pat dry with a few pieces of toilet paper and off you go with a just-showered fresh feeling. However, if you’re not a fan of cold water accosting your nethers early in the morning, Tushy also offers up the Tushy Spa, which provides the option for hot water, but requires a little extra work and access to a hot water connection (which most toilets do not have in proximity, thus you’ll have to run a line from your toilet to your bathroom sink, which isn’t exactly aesthetically pleasing).But whichever Tushy bidet attachment option you choose, you’ll still get that super clean, super fresh feeling you normally only get from a full-on shower. Editors’ Recommendations $69 from Tushy A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking center_img I’ll be the first to admit that I was more than a tad fearful and skeptical of the Tushy bidet attachment when the sample arrived at my apartment. My previous experiences with bidets and bidet attachments have all involved either European hotel rooms or Japanese bathrooms, which are both so far out of the sphere of standard American bathroom-ness that I chalked those mildly bad experiences to my lack of traditional bidet knowledge. After using my Tushy Classic for the past several months, however, I can say without hesitation that yes, my initial trepidation about using a bidet only existed because 1) I wasn’t used to the idea of water shooting at my asshole and 2) I wasn’t entirely sure how to use them properly.With Tushy, all of that is explained.Straight out of the box, the set up is super simple and quick. It took me less than 10 minutes to attach the bidet feature to my toilet, place the toilet seat on top, and reconnect the cold water supply. In that time, I also was able to clean the toilet (which is some damned fine multi-tasking if I do say so myself).The instructions are clear and let you know in no uncertain terms that there’s going to be water blasting your butt and you should be grateful for that. Why? Because unlike toilet paper, which can sometimes feel like sandpaper, and unlike wet wipes, which can cause irritation and sometimes allergic reactions, water is water. It’s clean, the universal solvent, and removes leftover poo from you faster, easier, and more hygienically than scraping away at it with paper will. How to Shave With a Straight Razor NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy 5 Most Expensive Coffees in the World last_img read more

The Best Luxury Coolers to Elevate Your Beverage Game

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather $300 from Walmart $449 from Amazon Grizzly 400 Outdoor Cooler – $900Grizzly builds their coolers like their name: in grizzly fashion. Made in the USA and built to stand up to (literal) grizzly abuse, the biggest, baddest cooler this side of the Rockies is the 400 qt monster Outdoor Cooler. Ideal for extended trips in a truck and including a lifetime warranty, you’re looking at superior multi-day ice retention, even under hot and demanding conditions. If you were, per se, to need one cooler for a 12-month journey across America, this is it. The money you’ll save in ice alone is worth the investment. $226 from Amazon $798 from Olive & Cocoa $510 from Wayfair North America $300 from Amazon $900 from Grizzly RovR RollR 80 – $449As festival season heats up, rely on an all-terrain, do-it-all cooler that is easy to transport and doesn’t make all the walking, lines, and hustle of a festival difficult. RovR’s 80-quart RollR is certified grizzly bear-resistant and has space for an attachable prep station, cup holders, dry bin, stash bag, wagon bin, and more (all sold separately but SO worth it). Ten days of ice retention and high-performance 9-inch rubber wheels make this cooler nearly invincible. Comes in colors Desert, Moss, and Powder — depending on where your festival takes place. Fenik Yuma – $120For a spacious 60L cooler, Fenik’s Yuma is super lightweight and 100% portable while requiring zero electricity to operate (unlike most luxury coolers.). Fenik is proud of the fact that the Yuma emits zero greenhouse gas emissions and is eco-friendly, using a technology called PhaseTec to power it. This technology, active in the cooler walls, is activated when the internal reservoir is filled with any clean water source such as that from a tap, well, or river. The walls then draw out heat from the interior, mimicking the way animals naturally cool themselves. Bonus: this material makes the Yuma collapsible so you’re not carrying a massive cooler home. And you know it’s luxe if you can’t order one right away … the Fenik Yuma is out of stock but nab a spot on the waiting list by filling out this form.Furrion Rova Electric Cooler – $800Yacht-maker Furrion has jumped ship for 2019 from luxury seafaring vessels to an electric cooler they’re calling the Rova. This techy beauty keeps your stash ice cold for seven to 10 days and can be powered by either the Furrion ePod battery, a wall outlet, or DC outlet. The Rova compressor pushes cold air into the main cooler space that is pressure-injected with Cyclopentane foam for a faster drop in temperature — which you can control on the smart console and dip as low as -8 degrees Fahrenheit. Solid tires and a retractable handle that works as an accessories rack round out a few of the luxury features. Consider the Rova your cooler Bugatti. This cooler has not been released yet but will be out soon in 2019. You can sign up to find out when it is available here.Vintage Red Truck Cooler – $798What better way to show your love of classic motoring than this truck-inspired cooler fashioned out of upcycled metal. With three compartments of icy space, lift the domed cabin or truck bed and stock your beers. Don’t feel bad about adding cheap beer to the mix, since it fits with the truck theme  (here are the best cans we suggest). Perfect for a backyard summer party that transitions to fall tailgating (from home). When it’s not being used to display booze, the truck serves as an art piece. Article originally published by Geoff Nudelman on September 27, 2017. Last updated by Jahla Seppanen. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us $596 from Walmart Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits When you’ve prepped carry-out cocktails and made the ultimate charcuterie board and fancy sandwiches, a styrofoam cooler is an insult to your cool-carrying needs. (Plus, you’ll look like a scrub.) We’ve put together a list of our favorite luxury coolers with all the bells, whistles, tech, and style to ensure you keep looking hot while your drinks stay ice cold. Pick the one that’s right for you, whether you need a festival do-it-all, urban pack, or want the Bugatti of coolers.Icemule Boss Backpack – $300When Icemule named its ultimate cooler backpack the “Boss” they weren’t messing around. Premium, multi-day ice retention from 3cm closed-cell PolarLayer XT insulation foam sits on a sturdy suspension system so you can go far and long knowing your cans and ice will stay frosty (and without wrecking your shoulders from the weight). Similar to a luxury backpacking pack, the Boss includes ventilation air mesh back pads, a cushioned hip belt, and sternum strap. The pack is rugged yet modern and we can easily imagine The Rock wearing one. Weighing 7.5 pounds empty, the Boss holds 30L or 24 cans plus ice. Pockets, bungee cords, and other outdoor additions make this pack highly technical and multi-functional. Pelican Elite Soft Cooler – $260Murdered-out with 100% leak-proof TZIP Zippers, the Made in the USA Pelican Soft Cooler is our urban day-pack cooler for rooftop parties in the summer. The cooler doubles as a sexy lunch box during the work week — no frills, bright colors, or froof. Pelican boasts their Soft Coolers are 55% lighter than hard-shell coolers, but keep construction tough with 840 durable double coated fabric. The food-grade liner is FDA approved and a stainless steel tie-down doubles as a bottle opener. Sovaro 30-Quart Luxury Cooler – $430Sovaro’s line of coolers have to be some of the most handsome on the market, but they’re much more than a pretty face. Each is insulated with cork, which repels mold and mildew and acts as a natural barrier between the structural walls and the interior. The streamlined design coupled with strong rubber gaskets mean an airtight seal and long temperature retention. This 30-quart model holds up to eight wine bottles upright and comes at an ideal size for nighttime concerts and dinner picnics. The cooler also comes in 45 and 70-quart sizes. The Best Men’s Work Pants for Getting Down to Businesslast_img read more

FamilyFriendly Luxury Escape Dreams® Resorts Spas

first_imgDreams Resorts & Spas offers a high level of luxury for couples and couples with children, in ideal beachfront settings. Spacious rooms and suites, graciously appointed and luxuriously equipped provide a picture-perfect vacation experience with welcoming service and romantic inclusions. The Explorer’s Club for Kids with Red Cross certified staff and Core Zone Teens Club provide supervised day and evening activities. Beautiful and exciting destinations provide a lovely setting for a wedding, honeymoon, romantic getaway or family vacation. To-date, there are a total of seven Dreams Resorts & Spas properties in Mexico: Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa and Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta. In November, Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort will be added into the Dreams Resorts & Spas brand collection. Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort, embraces the elegance of traditional colonial Mexican design and truly reflects the beauty and splendor of Los Cabos. Located on the sparkling Sea of Cortez, this Unlimited-Luxury® seaside resort boasts two swimming pools – the infinity pool, a main pool with a children’s section, and the adults only pool, two swim-up bars, championship golf courses, a full-service spa, fitness center, Explorer’s Club for Kids and gourmet à la carte restaurants. Also in the Riviera Maya, admired for its history and its wondrous sugar-white sands, kaleidoscope of green palm trees, and deep blue sea provide a mesmerizing backdrop for Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa. It blends classic Mexican Colonial architecture, ultra-luxurious accommodations, superior facilities and first-class service. Minutes from the charisma of Playa del Carmen and the mystique of the Tulum and Xel-Ha ruins, Dreams Tulum brings guests Unlimited-Luxury®, superior amenities beginning with daily meals and snacks, and unlimited top-shelf beverages, all wristband-free. Tee off with complimentary greens fees at a nearby championship golf course. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is a AAA Four Diamond resort designed to reflect the charm of the Mexican Caribbean and is surrounded by glistening pools, lush tropical gardens and a palm studded beach. This 486 premium octagonal rooms and suites resort will allow guests to luxuriate in private and spacious accommodations with each room having at least one Jacuzzi and ground floor room offering a plunge pool, daily refreshed mini-bar, full marble bathroom, and a wealth of amenities. Nine gourmet themed restaurants without reservations, six fabulous bars ranging from elegant to swim-up, plus a fully-equipped fitness center and a world-class Dreams Spa by Pevonia® provide guests with a host of amenities. The allure doesn’t stop there – guests will be treated to complimentary greens fees at two championship golf courses nearby. Also perfectly situated along a breathtaking white sand beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, sits Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa! Experience all the great inclusions of Unlimited-Luxury® at this beach-front resort – where there’s something fun for every age. Dreams Sands Cancun is walking distance from great shopping, restaurants and bars, and a short 15 minutes away from downtown Cancun, where all of the excitement happens. Located only 25 minutes away from Cancun International Airport, guests can enjoy elegantly appointed rooms with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and Isla Mujeres, international gourmet dining, unlimited top-shelf spirits at festive bars & lounges, a 650-foot stretch of private pristine beach, two swimming pools, an on-site spa and fitness center, Explorer’s Club for Kids, countless daytime activities and exciting nightlife. In the picturesque Tangolunda Bay, along the coast of Oaxaca, is Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa. Perfectly situated in Huatulco, this is the first destination in the world to earn the Earth Check Gold Certification reaffirming their commitment to sustainable tourism. Guests will enjoy Unlimited-Luxury® with gourmet dining options, limitless top-shelf beverages, plush bathrobes and slippers, a furnished balcony or terrace and 24-hour room service — all wristband free. Then there’s Preferred Club— that, among other indulgences — affords terrace soaking tubs, a private Preferred Club Lounge and concierge service. Guests can savor gourmet cuisine at five à la carte restaurants, a buffet and a café, while they enjoy unlimited top-shelf spirits at five bars & lounges. There is an array of leisurely activities and nightly entertainment that will suit guests of all ages. It’s all this and more. Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa is a getaway with near infinite pleasures. Guests of all ages experience Unlimited-Luxury® remarkable amenities led by spacious rooms and suites with lovely views, gourmet dining options, limitless top-shelf spirits and 24-hour concierge service – all wristband-free. Guests are entertained by miniature golf, complimentary greens fees at a nearby golf course, a PADI certified diving center and Dolphin Dreams by Dolphin Discovery, one of the largest dolphinariums in the Riviera Maya resort region. To unwind, Dream Spa by Pevonia® offers a generous pampering menu. For couples, the resort presents wedding, honeymoon and anniversary packages, and for business, facilities begin with the 1,646 square foot Playa Ballroom. It’s all of this and more. Located on the spectacular setting of Banderas Bay, Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta is a Pacific oceanfront, AAA Four Diamond hideaway with spectacular views of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Two all-suite luxury towers for couples and couples with children embrace guests with Unlimited-Luxury® including a gorgeous beach, shimmering pools, gourmet dining, Dreams Spa by Pevonia®, complimentary greens fees at nearby championship golf courses, and an array of day and evening activities. Opening November 30, 2016 – Perfectly situated in the exclusive gated community of Playa Mujeres, within a world-famous golf course, rests the stunning Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort. This all-suite resort will boast 502 graciously appointed and luxuriously equipped suites, surrounded by secluded white sand beaches and the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Three levels of swimming pools spanning over 65,000 square feet, including two infinity pools with breathtaking ocean views, four Jacuzzis, two children’s pools, a water park and a lazy river. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Cancun and 35 minutes from Cancun International Airport, this luxurious resort provides an ideal vacation setting for couples and couples with children. At Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort, guests will enjoy the benefits of Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included and no wristband or gratuities are required — unlimited premium drinks at any of our 13 bars and lounges which include 2 non-alcoholic bars for teens and tweens, gourmet à la carte dining, 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini bar, pool and beach wait service and more! Dreams Resorts & Spas: Home of the Moms Escape Last year, a survey conducted by Wakefield Research and Dreams Resorts & Spas revealed that moms are embracing an entirely different and more adventurous persona while on vacation, but for the better. The survey showed that while mothers have many responsibilities back home, they don’t feel guilty about escaping the daily grind, letting loose and recharging on what they call an “escape” vacation. Overwhelmingly, those surveyed admitted that a vacation without kids allows them to reconnect with their former selves and become better parents. “The numbers are very revealing – this is the era of the Moms Escape. Moms want more than a change of scenery – they want to truly disconnect,” said Colette Baruth, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management for AMResorts. “Whether traveling with or without the kids, moms are making it a priority to discover new destinations, better themselves as people and as parents, and build new memories through the gift of travel.” The survey also uncovered that while 82 percent of moms take at least one “escape” vacation a year, 67 percent believe that traveling more often would make them happier than getting a promotion. This confirms that travel is a greater source of happiness than money or a job title. A Different Kind of Bed Time: More than 50 percent of moms choose to “get busy” over sleeping in.While on vacation, moms are looking to up the ante in the bedroom, with more than half choosing to “get busy” over sleeping in, and 85 percent of moms are already getting more intimate with their partner while on an “escape” trip. The next best thing? Laying by the pool and getting a tan tied for the second most popular activities on their vacation to-do lists. Moms Gone Wild: 87 percent of moms said they like to do something crazy while on vacation.Exciting memories aren’t just being made in the bedroom. 87 percent of moms said they like to do something crazy and out of character while on an escape vacation. Some of the fun activities moms mentioned include staying out all night (47 percent), skinny dipping (27 percent) and looking for a vacation “fling” (17 percent). A third of moms (38 percent) surveyed did something on a trip they didn’t tell their family about. Getting their Groove Back: 55 percent of moms reported that traveling without kids improves their parenting.Traveling kid-free is a common way for moms to find that lost mojo. 84 percent of moms revealed that traveling is the best way to stay connected to their former selves, and 55 percent reported that traveling sans kids improves their parenting. Solo travel also proved to be on the upswing. 72 percent of moms feel more adventurous traveling alone compared to traveling with their family. “Moms are making travel a priority, with 72 percent looking to explore a new destination in 2016 and 66 percent already traveling kid-free,” Baruth added. “Dreams Resorts & Spas® is on a mission to help busy moms fulfill their vacation dreams. Whether they are looking to travel alone, have a romantic rendezvous, a family adventure or a girl’s trip, we are making it easier than ever to book that escape trip and ensure moms have an unforgettable time.” Dreams Resorts & Spas has partnered with the multi-platform lifestyle brand The MOMS to help inspire and educate women on how to make the best of their vacations. “We know a few things about crazy schedules,” said Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein of The MOMS. “Dreams Resorts & Spas’ Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept is a win because everything is included. To top it off you can trust you’ll have a wonderful experience in an accessible beachside location with amazing accommodations, great food and drinks, and more.” *The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,000 U.S. mothers ages 18+, between Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 2015, using an email invitation and an online survey.last_img read more

Paul Gauguin Cruises Wins Best French Polynesia Cruises in AFARs 2019 Travelers

first_imgBELLEVUE, WASH. – September 26, 2019 – Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, is pleased to announce that it won “Best French Polynesia Cruises” in the 2019 AFAR Travelers’ Choice Awards. This is the third consecutive year Paul Gauguin Cruises has won this award. “Paul Gauguin Cruises sails year round in French Polynesia and offers authentic experiences in the islands,” said Diane Moore, CEO, Paul Gauguin Cruises. “We are thrilled to receive this special award from AFAR magazine that celebrates our extraordinary voyages.” Paul Gauguin Cruises was also a finalist in the “Small Ship” and “Food & Beverage” award categories. AFAR magazine asked readers to vote for their favorite cruise lines, hotels, and airlines in its fourth annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. This year, AFAR readers cast more than 200,000 votes to recognize the best in hospitality. The full list of winners is available atwww.afar.com, and the awards are featured in the November/December 2019 issue of AFAR magazine. Paul Gauguin Cruises offers 7- to 16-night voyages in Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific year round. Designed specifically to sail the pristine lagoons of the destination, The Gauguin provides an up-close, authentic experience of the South Seas and offers an elegant yet casual ambiance with luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining in three dining venues, trademark Polynesian hospitality, private beach retreats, and all-inclusive value. For more information or reservations, contact a professional travel advisor, call 1-800-848-6172, or visitwww.pgcruises.com. About Paul Gauguin Cruises Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the 5+-star cruise ship, the 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a deluxe cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. Paul Gauguin Cruises has been recognized by notable publications in travel and lifestyle and was voted “#1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line” by readers in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2019*. The line was also recognized as one of the “Top Small Cruise Lines” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards and is honored on the publication’s 2018 “Gold List.” Paul Gauguin Cruises was also selected as “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in Global Traveler’s Leisure Lifestyle Awards from 2016 to 2019, and has received top honors in BRIDES Magazine’s Honeymoon Awards for the past three years. In September 2019, Paul Gauguin Cruises joined PONANT’s family, the world leader of small ship cruising.last_img read more

Get Your RealWorld UpsideDown Fix With Atlantas Stranger Things Tour

first_img World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 1 of 3 Radio Shack Civitatis Editors’ Recommendations How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Hawkins Laboratory Civitatis Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App center_img Next The ability to binge-watch is the greatest gift Netflix ever bestowed upon us. Sadly, it often means a year or more between seasons. That’s forced hardcore fans of shows like Stranger Things to seek out other ways to get their fix through real-world tours, dedicated conferences, and show-inspired pop-up concepts. Shortly after the show’s debut in 2016, D.C.’s now-defunct Eat the Rich bar revealed a Strangers Things-themed room, complete with a Christmas light “alphabet wall” and an ST-inspired menu (including a “Strange Grilled Cheese” sandwich and a “Barb Deserved Better” cocktail). In 2017, Chicago’s Emporium Arcade Bar launched The Upside Down — a very unofficial Stranger Things-inspired pop-up bar that was swiftly shut down by Netflix in hilarious fashion.Tickets for the four-hour Stranger Things Tour are priced at $150 per person, including a guide and private bus transportation. Eggo Waffles not included. Be warned, however, that if the Mind Flayer makes an appearance, Eleven won’t be there to save you. Previous Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie If, like us, you waited almost two years for the return of Stranger Things, only to binge-watch the latest season on a Saturday afternoon, you’re in luck. A comprehensive new tour promises to give fans their real-world Hawkins fix by visiting many of the show’s most iconic filming locations.Sadly, the popular Netflix show did not take place in fictional Hawkins, Indiana. Like all good shows these days ‚ The Walking Dead, Ozark, Divorce Court — Stranger Things was filmed mainly in Georgia. Visitors to Atlanta can join the Stranger Things Tour with specialists Civitatis. At four hours long, the immersive guided tour is clearly for hardcore fans. It includes stops at nearly every pivotal location throughout the show’s entire three-season run.NetflixThe first stop is Emory University’s Briarcliff campus, which provided all of the exterior shots for Hawkins Laboratory. The tour continues at Melvald’s General Store — the quiet shop where Joyce Byers works, magnets don’t work, and no one ever seems to shop. Nearby is the real-life Starcourt Mall (Atlanta’s Gwinnett Place Mall) — the (sort or spoiler alert) most critical location in season three and arguably the entire series. Other stops include Radio Shack, Hawk Cinema, the town library, and Hawkins Middle School. Tour-goers will also visit several locations around “Hawkins” where Eleven hid out while on the run in season two. The final stop is Atlanta’s Screen Gems Studios, where many of the show’s interior shots were filmed. Melvald’s General Store Civitatis last_img read more

Introducing a New Look for The Manual

first_img The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Editors’ Recommendations How Does a Vasectomy Work: Your No-Frills Guide to Getting Snipped Why Mental Health Matters (and Why It’s Time to Change Our Perspective) We all need an update every once in a while. It’s why we renovate the living room, clean out the closet, rotate our shoe collection, or try a challenging recipe.The same holds true for publications, which is why we’d like to introduce an evolution of The Manual. Our design and engineering teams have been working diligently on a new look for The Manual site over the past few months.Why? It’s all for you, the reader.Our coverage — and our mission to show men how to live a life that is more engaged — will stay the same. The differences you will notice are faster load times, exciting page layouts, a sleeker font, and a refreshing new look. The biggest change will be seen by those of you who read The Manual on their smartphones and other mobile devices, which includes over two-thirds of our total readership.In the future, you can expect more educational guides, more of our favorite product suggestions, more noteworthy trends, more podcast episodes, and more must-read features, like the 2019 Spirit Awards, which are just around the corner.Our coverage — and our mission to show men how to live a life that is more engaged — will stay the same.But any big change in life demands maintenance. You can’t just splurge on your dream ride — you need to know how to care for it, too. We will still be tuning up the new site like a classic car in the months to come. If you see something you like, something you don’t, or something that could change, drop us a line via our online contact form. We’re always around.Welcome to The Manual. Let us know what you think! An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist last_img read more

The Ultimate Pillow Guide The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers

first_img $80 from Coop Home Goods Best Memory Foam Pillow: Coop Home Goods Eden Memory Foam Pillow – $80The Eden memory foam pillow by Coop Home Goods is a great choice if you love memory foam. Memory foam is known for its ability to soften impacts, so your head will stay in whatever position you fall asleep in all night. You won’t feel jostled around every time your partner shifts positions. It’s a great investment, too, because it’s made for all types of sleepers. How, might you ask? The inner pillow zips shut, so you can add or remove the shredded memory foam stuffing at will. That means, if you’re the type of person who doesn’t have a preference for back, side or stomach, you can fluff this pillow up on side sleeping nights and remove the filling on stomach sleeping nights. Best Down Pillow: East Coast Bedding’s Goose Down Pillow – $280Yeah, yeah, we get it; this is a pricey pillow. But how much money would you spend to get an incredible night’s rest for the next ten years (because, yes, well-kept down pillows can last for a decade!). East Coast Bedding’s soft, cloud-like down pillow is perfect for the stomach and back sleeper who loves to sink in at night and feel cradled as they fall asleep. You just might have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. These pillows comes in packs of two, so go ahead and share with your partner or your high class dog. Or, hey, use one for your head and stuff a pillow between your knees. It’s your pillow. Side sleepers might like the idea of sleeping on a down pillow more than the practice, however; down doesn’t offer quite enough support to keep your head from tilting downward and hurting your neck. $40 from Walmart $115 from Amazon $115 from Walmart For Back Sleepers: The Purple Pillow – $99Without the cover, the Purple Pillow is weird looking to be sure. However, this alien pillow has been keeping customers restful since 2016 when it was introduced on Kickstarter. Designed with a gridden polymer to give you a nice, even cushion all the way around the pillow, it’s perfect for back sleepers. It’s soft and squishy, so you won’t be craning your neck forward all night, but it’s also supportive and lifting, so you won’t tilt your head backward and wake up the neighbors with your snores. The Purple Pillow is unique from top to bottom, even down to its hefty weight of 10 pounds. $99 from Amazon The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 Editors’ Recommendations Best Latex Pillow: Malouf Z Latex Pillow – $115Sorry, folks with latex allergies, but latex is a great material for pillows, especially if you’re a side sleeper. Not only is natural latex sustainable, so you’ll have peace of mind sleeping on it, latex is springy, comfortable and sleeps cool if done right. Malouf Z’s latex pillow has a super high loft, so back and stomach sleepers probably shouldn’t attempt this one, but with holes punched through it and such a high loft, it’s an ideal choice for broad-shouldered side sleepers or for folks who need to feel the space between their ear and mattress. For the folks who seem to fold over every pillow they’ve ever owned, here’s your answer.center_img How to Choose the Right Pillow for YouHave you fallen in love with a pillow yet? Don’t get too ahead of yourself; save yourself time and money by slowing down and doing your homework before splurging on the most expensive (or least expensive) pillow you can find. After all, just because a pillow is pricey doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Here are a few things to consider when you’re looking into your next pillow.LoftLoft is the pillow’s height. Essentially, as a pillow lays flat, it’s the distance between the tallest point of the pillow and the top of your mattress. As a guideline, side sleepers should be using pillows with the highest loft, stomach sleepers with the lowest loft, and back sleepers fall somewhere in the middle. But loft isn’t the only thing to look at, because loft doesn’t equate to firmness. For example, most down pillows might seem loftier than most memory foam pillows fresh out of the box, but as soon as you lay your head on a soft down pillow, you’re going to sink right in. The key is keeping your spine in alignment, so if the crown of your head is tilted, your spine is, too.Pillow SizeThis one’s easy. If you have a king size bed, get a king size pillow. If you can’t remember what size your mattress is, well, first, it’s probably time to get a new mattress (we can help!). Second, just grab your old pillow and a tape measure. A 20-by-26-inch pillow is standard, 20-by-30 inches is queen, and 20-by-36 inches is a king size pillow. Don’t forget to snag at least two pillows or one half of your bed will feel a little naked.If you’re a broad-shouldered person, though, you might want to go a size up. Don’t be afraid to go home with a king size pillow for your queen size bed; your bedroom, your rules.Pros and Cons of Pillow MaterialsOK, you’ve got a taste for pillows now and you’re ready to start digging for the perfect one for you. But material is a huge part of the sleep experience, after all, and you don’t want something you’re simply uncomfortable on.LatexPros:Environmentally friendly. Usually. If having an environmentally friendly pillow is something you care about, make sure the one you’re buying is 100% latex rather than a blend.Sleeps cool. When made right, latex can keep you cool. For extra coolness, buy a pillow with holes punched in it.Supportive. Latex is springy and stays firm.Reduce back pain and neck stiffness. Most back pain derives from when you sink in too far; latex prevents that.Retains shape well. It’ll bounce back for even heavy sleepers.Cons:They’re firm. Too firm for some, especially stomach sleepers.Latex is smelly. If you’ve ever bought a memory foam pillow, you know what we’re talking about. Air it out a few days and it’ll be fine.Adjustment period required. Latex pillows have a unique feel; they’re not going to give you that hotel pillow softness, so give yourself some time to adjust.Common allergen. Don’t risk anaphylaxis, just buy a different pillow if you’re allergic to latex.Memory FoamPros:Highly supportive. Side sleepers will love memory foam pillows as they’ll keep you supported all night.Hypoallergenic. No hives here.Retains shape well.Can curb snoring. Memory foam contours to your head and neck without letting you sink in, so you won’t tilt your head backward and snore.Cons:Sleeps hot. Memory foam is not a breathable material, so you might get a little warm.Too firm for stomach sleepers. Stomach sleepers, do you feel like you’re floating in air? It’s your pillow… and it’s not a good thing. Switch to a lower lofted pillow.Off-gas. Just like their latex brethren, memory foam pillows can smell fresh out of the box. Give your pillow some space.Pricey. Memory foam pillows can be pricey, but they’re worth it when you find the right one.DownPros:Cloud-like softness. Ever feel jealous of how cozy swaddled babies must be? Down pillows can do that. For your head.Chemical-free. Breathe easy!Long-lasting. Down pillows, if treated right, will last longer than most other pillow materials, so get cozy.Cons:Down comes from where? Down is the soft under layer of a bird’s feathers. And no, harvesting down is not as easy as shearing wool.Hard to clean. Don’t even think about throwing your brand new, $150 down pillow in your apartment washing machine. Unless you want to be picking down feathers out of your other clothes and washing machine for months, of course.Pricey. Down is luxurious both in quality and in price. $80 from Amazon $80 from Walmart $270 from Amazon For Stomach Sleepers: Elite Rest Firm Memory Foam Pillow – $40As a rule of thumb, stomach sleepers should avoid memory foam. Most memory foam pillows aren’t soft enough, will prevent your head from getting close enough to the mattress to align your spine, and the loft will injure your neck. But rules are meant to be broken, right? This memory foam pillow is low, soft and cozy enough for stomach sleepers to get their money’s worth. At just 2.5 inches of loft, you’d be hard pressed to find a memory foam pillow with lower loft. If you’ve spent your entire life on a pillow passed down to you by your parents, or on the first pillow that caught your eye at your local home good store, you’re not alone. Every night, plenty of people lay their heads on pillows that aren’t the right fit for them, and it’s costing them. You might have briefly, in the past, looked at some premium quality pillows and immediately shied away. After all, you’ve spent your whole life on a $7 pillow, how much better could a pillow that costs ten times that be?To understate wildly, much, much better. Miles better.You don’t know how much your pillow is costing you valuable resting time until you compare it to something that was made for you. However, you’re still a pillow novice, so let allow us to assist. Here at The Manual, our sleep content has been helping both sleep amateurs and experts alike choose the best of the basics like pillows and mattresses, but we’ve also been helping sleepers find the perfect sheets for their bed and even highlighted some of our favorite sleep masks.So, allow us to introduce you to the best pillows out there.However, pillows aren’t just one size fits all. If you’re a side sleeper, you want a highly lofted pillow to make up for the space between your neck and mattress. If you’re a stomach sleeper, however, you want the lowest loft possible so you’re not pinching your neck as you fall asleep. Then again, not every stomach sleeper wants an incredibly flat pillow. Some stomach sleepers prefer the springiness of latex, while some side sleepers like the cloud-like softness of down. It’s all about finding the pillow that’s right for you.Without further ado, let’s get to pillow talk. For Side Sleepers: TEMPUR-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow – $169To those of you afraid of expensive pillows, we’re throwing you into the deep end with an incredibly enticing one. The TEMPUR-Cloud is perfect for side sleepers because it’ll keep you cool, even if you’re the type of person who heats up to sun core-level temperatures at night. Tempur-Pedic is known for its variety of cooling memory foam mattresses, but the TEMPUR-Cloud is made with TEMPUR-Breeze Gel, so it’s supportive yet soft. This pillow is perfect for side sleepers because it keeps the side of your face from overheating as you sink in for a cozy night’s rest. $163 from Tempur-Pedic $40 from Amazon $99 from Purple The Best Pillows for Back Sleepers With Neck Pain How to Shave With a Straight Razorlast_img read more

【SNAPSHOT】Where are you headed Shinjuku St East Exit Vol2

first_img“Where are you headed today?”This time we interviewed some locals at the Shinjuku station, where noise bursts out.Summer Bargain Sale at ShibuyaI really love those “Croissant Taiyaki” sold in front of Shinjuku ALTA building. It’s great.(Ms.Y and 2 others)Saitama Super Arena for my fav’s Live!/h3> I came all this way here from Osaka. Too excited!(Ms.U)Going to Shibuya for sight-seeing.I’m from Osaka too. Shibuya is where I’ve longed to visit, even though I’m a Japanese.(Ms.H)Today’s plan? Nothing decided yet!Well, one thing is sure: We’ll be lost in the crowd.(Mr.S and 4 others)InformationShinjuku Station East Exitlast_img read more

CARDINAL BLACKFLY SEASON SWEEPS LIMITED SERIES CATEGORY AT CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

center_img Advertisement Best Sound, FictionVikings – Moments of VisionHistory (Corus Entertainment)(Take 5 Productions Inc.)Jane Tattersall, David McCallum, Steve Medeiros, Dale Sheldrake, Davi Aquino, Claire Dobson,Goro Koyama, Yuri Gorbachow, Martin Lee, Ian RankinBest Original Music, AnimationPAW Patrol – Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Royal KittiesTVOKids (TVO)(Spin Master Paw Productions 5 Inc.)James Chapple, Graeme Cornies, David Kelly, Brian PickettBest Original Music, FictionCardinal: Blackfly SeasonCTV (Bell Media)(Cardinal Blackfly Productions Inc.)Todor KobakovBest Writing, Variety or Sketch ComedyBaroness von Sketch Show – Is that You Karen?CBC (CBC)(Frantic Films)Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen, Jennifer Goodhue, MonicaHeiseyBest Writing, Children’s or YouthOdd Squad – Where There’s a Wolf, There’s a Way / New Jacket RequiredTVOKids (TVO)(Sinking Ship Entertainment)Mark De Angelis, Leah GotcsikBest Writing, AnimationCorner Gas Animated – Squatch Your LanguageThe Comedy Network (Bell Media)(Vérité Films)Brent ButtBest Writing, Drama Program or Limited SeriesCardinal: Blackfly Season – RedCTV (Bell Media)(Cardinal Blackfly Productions Inc.)Sarah Dodd Best Costume DesignFrankie Drake Mysteries – Summer in the CityCBC (CBC)(Shaftesbury)Debra HansonBest Achievement in Make-UpSponsor | M•A•C CosmeticsWynonna Earp – War PaintSpace (Bell Media)(SEVEN24 Films Inc.)Joanne JacobsenBest Achievement in HairAnne with an E – Memory Has as Many Moods as the TemperCBC (CBC)(Northwood Entertainment)Zinka TuminskiBest Production Design or Art Direction, FictionAnne with an E – Signs are Small Measurable Things, but Interpretations are IllimitableCBC (CBC)(Northwood Entertainment)Jean-François Campeau, Andrew Berry, Elliott CarewBest Visual EffectsVikings – Moments of VisionHistory (Corus Entertainment)(Take 5 Productions Inc.)Dominic Remane, Bill Halliday, Ovidiu Cinazan, Michael Borrett, Tom Morrison, Leann Harvey,Colin Hui, Paul Wishart, Jim Maxwell, Kieran MckayAcademy Board of Directors’ TributeCarole VivierBest Sound, AnimationPAW Patrol – Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Royal KittiesTVOKids (TVO)(Spin Master Paw Productions 5 Inc.)Richard Spence-Thomas, Tim Muirhead, Patton Rodrigues, Ryan Ongaro, Kyle Peters Best Writing, Drama SeriesSponsor | BBC StudiosBad Blood – Who Are You?City (Rogers Media)(New Metric Media, Sphere Media Plus Inc.)Michael KonyvesMargaret Collier Award for a Writer’s Exceptional Contribution to Canadian Film and TelevisionBrad WrightBest Direction, Drama Program or Limited SeriesSponsor | New Metric MediaCardinal: Blackfly SeasonCTV (Bell Media)(Cardinal Blackfly Productions Inc.)Jeff RenfroeBest Direction, Drama SeriesSponsor | PlaybackMary Kills People – Ride or DieGlobal (Corus Entertainment)(Cameron Pictures)Norma BaileyBest Direction, AnimationHotel Transylvania: The Series – A Few Good MonstersTeletoon (Teletoon)(Nelvana Ltd.)Robin BuddBest Direction, Children’s or YouthOdd Squad – World Turned Odd – Part 1TVOKids (TVO)(Sinking Ship Entertainment)J.J. JohnsonBest Direction, Variety or Sketch ComedyBaroness von Sketch Show – Is that you Karen?CBC (CBC)(Frantic Films)Jordan Canning, Jeremy LaLondeBest Direction, ComedySponsor | Cinespace Film StudiosLetterkenny – Bock et BicheCrave (Bell Media)(New Metric Media)Jacob TierneyGolden Screen Award for TV Drama/ComedyThe Indian DetectiveCTV (Bell Media)(Blue Ice Pictures)Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron, Clayton Peters, Russell PetersBest Achievement in CastingLetterkennyCrave (Bell Media)(New Metric Media)Jenny Lewis, Sara KayBest Supporting or Guest Actor, ComedySchitt’s Creek – Open Mic, The BarbecueCBC (CBC)(Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.)Noah ReidBest Supporting or Guest Actress, ComedySchitt’s Creek – The Olive Branch, The JazzaguyCBC (CBC)(Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.)Emily HampshireBest Sketch Comedy Show & Ensemble PerformanceBaroness von Sketch ShowCBC (CBC)(Frantic Films)Jamie Brown, Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, Jennifer WhalenBest Limited Series or ProgramCardinal: Blackfly SeasonCTV (Bell Media)(Cardinal Blackfly Productions Inc.)Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny, Jocelyn Hamilton, Armand Leo.About the Academy of Canadian Cinema & TelevisionThe Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional arts organization in Canada. We are dedicated to recognizing, advocating for, and celebrating Canadian talent in the film, television, and digital media sectors.Our more than 4,500 members encompass industry icons and professionals, emerging artists, and students. Collectively, we deliver professional development programs and networking opportunities that foster industry growth, inclusion, and mentorship.The Canadian Academy produces Canadian Screen Week. This annual celebration of excellence in media features a multi-platform, national program of events and celebrations, and culminates with the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala live on CBC, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/ 9:30 p.m. NT).For information on membership and programming visit academy.ca. TORONTO – Canadian singer-songwriter and star of the CTV series JANN, Jann Arden hosted the Canadian Screen Awards: The CTV Gala Honouring Creative Fiction Storytelling tonight at Heritage Court, Exhibition Place in Toronto and streamed on CTV.ca. Tonight’s Gala recognized Canada’s best in creative fiction with CTV’s Cardinal: Blackfly Season winning Best Limited Series or Program and collecting four more awards. Taking home a win for Best Supporting Actor, Drama was R.H. Thomson, and Best Supporting Actress, Drama was won by Geraldine James both for CBC’s Anne with an E. CBC’s Schitt’s Creek received the Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting or Guest Actor, Comedy for Noah Reid; and Best Supporting or Guest Actress, Comedy went to Emily Hampshire.Other notable category wins include:Best Writing:last_img read more

Ban urges stepped up efforts on poverty goals at second day of

The Secretary-General met with President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, and with the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, on the margins of the G20 summit in Toronto, Canada.He said he was encouraged by the commitment of support for the MDGs, including the role of overseas development aid, but stressed that greater investment must be made if the eight goals for reducing extreme poverty and hunger, improving health and education, empowering women and ensuring environmental sustainability, are to be achieved by 2015. In addition to the MDGs, the leaders discussed Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Gaza. During a working dinner yesterday, Mr. Ban urged the participating world leaders to help the poor and vulnerable make ends meet, despite rising budget deficits and severe fiscal problems in some of their countries. “Under any circumstances we must not balance budgets on the backs of the world’s poorest people,” Mr. Ban said. He urged Governments to not depend on consumption alone to recover from the global downturn, but to invest instead in three areas of high return which he identified as agriculture, green recovery and health systems. “Let us be determined to turn these three areas of high-return investments into a reality,” Mr. Ban said, calling on the G-20 leaders to make clear their intentions today in the final communiqué of the summit.The discussions this weekend have been building on the three previous G20 summits held in Washington, London and Pittsburg since the global economy downturned in 2008. Mr. Ban has been pushing world leaders to keep the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable around the world on their agendas, as national economic priorities have become the focus.To that end, Mr. Ban is convening a high-level summit at the UN Headquarters in New York in September to press countries to accelerate efforts to try to achieve the MDGs. 27 June 2010As he continues to take part in this weekend’s summit of the leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) industrialized and developing economies, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized the importance of stepping up efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) during a private meeting with the top officials of two European Union institutions. read more

Apple Inc in crosshairs Markets slip day after blockbuster product launch

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was lower Wednesday as a dearth of economic and corporate news left traders free to focus on two major events next week.Traders are wondering if the U.S. Federal Reserve will adopt a more hawkish stance at the end of its scheduled meeting next Wednesday on interest rates.They are also looking at the Scottish referendum on independence that is shaping up to be a more of a close run than expected.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 41.88 points to 15,494.93. The Canadian dollar lost 0.08 of a cent to 91.07 cents US.Apple rose 0.7% to 98.66 after volatile trading Tuesday. The activity came as the tech giant unveiled two new iPhones types and a smartwatch, which represents the launch of a new product category.While investors were pleased to see a new type of product, which has fuelled the stock’s blistering growth rates in the past, the watch’s need to be tethered to a iPhone created some mixed impressions.U.S. indexes were little changed as the Dow Jones industrials dipped 2.06 points to 17,011.81, the Nasdaq gained 1.01 points to 4,553.3 while the S&P 500 index was off 1.08 points to 1,987.36.The greenback has strengthened recently as markets anticipate the Fed might raise its benchmark interest rate sooner than expected. A hike has been expected for around the middle of next year.“U.S. 10-year yields continued their ascent overnight, nearly touching 2.52 per cent, reflecting the divergence in the Fed’s policy versus nearly everywhere else and as markets come to terms with the fact that rates won’t stay low forever after yields hit a 14-month low in August,” observed BMO Capital Markets senior economist Alex Koustas.The Scottish independence referendum Sept. 18 has provided markets with a good helping of uncertainty.Recent opinion polls have shown the two sides neck and neck. With polls showing the referendum too close to call, the pound has fallen almost three cents this week against the greenback to a 10-month low of $1.6052 Wednesday.On the corporate front, Bank of Montreal has again lowered its five-year fixed mortgage rate to 2.99%, from 3.29%, the lowest rate currently offered by Canada’s big banks.Empire Co. (TSX:EMP.A), parent company of grocer Sobeys, will release its quarterly earnings report Wednesday. Its shares ticked two cents higher to $74.52.Dollar-store operator Dollarama (TSX:DOL) posts second-quarter results Thursday, while Hudson’s Bay Co., (TSX:HBC) which last quarter got a big boost from its acquisition of Saks Inc., reports on Friday.U.S. retailer Dollar General is going hostile with its US$9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers. The discount chain has commenced an open offering to investors of Family Stores Dollar Inc. for $80 per share in cash, the same offer that was rejected last week by the company’s board.Markets also digested comments from China’s premier as he promised Wednesday to open the world’s No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies, promising favourable conditions despite a wave of anti-monopoly investigations that business groups say might be aimed at limiting competition. Business groups have said regulators might be misusing investigations to force companies to lower prices or to promote Chinese competitors.The TSX was weighed down by a 1.1 per cent slide in the gold sector as December bullion gained $3.10 to US$1,251.60 an ounce.The base metals sector was also a drag, down one per cent while December copper was up a cent to US$3.11 a pound.October crude in New York dipped 55 cents to US$92.19 a barrel and the energy sector slipped 0.9 per cent.Techs led advancers, up 0.5 per cent with CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) ahead 35 cents to $39.49. read more

Automakers work with BlackBerrys QNX to develop synthetic engine sounds

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 7, 2014 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – For car lovers, there is just something about a revving engine that gets the blood moving faster.Now automakers can capitalize on that feeling by teaming with a division of BlackBerry that is developing a way to replicate the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience, even as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient.QNX Software Systems — acquired by BlackBerry (TSX:BB) nearly four years ago — debuted a couple of concept cars on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.One is a modified Kia Soul hatchback that showcases a new technology called “engine sound enhancement.” In its most basic form, it’s a soundtrack that simulates the engine both inside the car and for people on the outside through speakers.QNX is also displaying a modified Mercedes CLA45 that has an “infotainment” system built into the dashboard. The technology utilizes speech recognition and supports applications on the Android Jellybean operating system.QNX sales and marketing vice-president Derek Kuhn said the sound simulator in the Kia is aimed at drivers who want a car that is better for the environment but still maintains a sporty feel. In electric cars, the sound can also help prevent accidents with pedestrians who don’t hear the engine.The technology is an answer to the requests from vehicle manufacturers who have managed to lighten the weight of their models over the years by removing insulation and other parts that have grown to be unnecessary.“Unfortunately when you take insulation out … it starts to add strange noises that you’ve never really heard before in cars,” Kuhn said in a phone interview from Vegas.“Adding a very careful soundtrack to how you develop that emotion within the cabin is important.”For automakers, it’s crucial to get a vehicle’s sound right, Kuhn said. If a car doesn’t make the right noises, then often drivers will think something is wrong with it.The challenge is that every automaker wants a different sound, and the purr — or roar — of an engine can be as much an act of branding as it’s an exercise in authenticity.Kuhn said one manufacturer was very particular when it asked musicians to enter a recording studio.“They wanted their car to sound like the cross between a certain brand of bass guitar and a snow leopard,” he said.“Different companies have different opinions. Some of them just want a certain kind of exhaust note.”The QNX technology in the Mercedes includes an app that operates on HTML5 — one of the programming languages used to create web pages — and allows drivers to control the windows, door locks and car stereo from a key fob.The car offers a preview of what’s to come in the next five years for the automotive industry.Manufacturers like Chrysler, Fiat and Honda already use QNX software in vehicles on the roads today, including the company’s echo and noise cancellation technology designed for hands-free smartphones.In 2013, QNX software was shipped in 11.6 million vehicles around the world, Kuhn said.Developing new ideas for automakers is a key part of the future of QNX, but the company isn’t without its challengers.Google threw its name into the mix on Monday with the promise of an Android-based system developed in partnership with Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and graphics processor Nvidia called the Open Automotive Alliance.Together, the companies aim to make it easier for drivers to connect their Android operated phones to their car’s audio system.QNX has dedicated its business to tinkering with these intricacies in the world of complex computer software — but the company isn’t just about the automotive industry.In the health care industry, QNX software is built into the diagnostics of blood analytics systems some defibrillators and X-ray machines. The U.S. military has software developed by the company running in its submarines. And in Las Vegas, security software from QNX is deep inside slot machines.When BlackBerry purchased QNX in 2010, the developer began designing the smartphone operating system that would become the platform for BlackBerry 10 phones.BlackBerry was falling behind competitors like Google and Apple who were rapidly advancing with their own phones, which ran application technology that would cripple older BlackBerry devices.“It was a massive win for BlackBerry because they needed an operating system,” said Kris Thompson, a technology analyst at National Bank.“That saved their bacon.”On Tuesday, BlackBerry shares rose 7.4 per cent, or 63 cents, to close at $9.14 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.___For more BlackBerry coverage, follow David Friend on Twitter. Automakers work with BlackBerry’s QNX to develop synthetic engine sounds QNX Software Developer Mike Shane demonstrates in-car technology in Ottawa on July 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick read more

Suspected mastermind on trial over Frances heist of the century more than

first_img Monday 12 Feb 2018, 8:18 PM https://jrnl.ie/3849004 Feb 12th 2018, 8:18 PM Image: Fourmy Mario via PA Images Share30 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article File photo Image: Fourmy Mario via PA Images Short URLcenter_img By AFP Suspected mastermind on trial over France’s ‘heist of the century’ more than 40 years later In 2010, a career criminal wrote a book in which he portrayed himself as the heist’s mastermind. Now, he’s standing trial. File photo THE SUSPECTED MASTERMIND of France’s “heist of the century” went on trial today nearly half a century after robbers tunnelled through sewers to snatch the equivalent of €29 million from a bank vault.The 1976 robbery at a Societe Generale branch in the southern city of Nice confounded the police for decades.Only one person was ever charged with the crime, with most of the gang disappearing, and the loot – 46 million francs, about €29 million in today’s money – was never found.But in 2010, the case took an unexpected twist when a career criminal wrote a book in which he portrayed himself as the heist’s mastermind.He used a pen name but investigators quickly concluded the writer was Jacques Cassandri, a key mafia figure in Marseille, where he is now standing trial.He had assumed he was safe because the crime was too old to be prosecuted, but Cassandri is being charged with laundering the millions from the heist – a crime for which France has no statute of limitations.Police found the manuscript on Cassandri’s computer, and his children later confessed that their father had often bragged about the robbery.He eventually admitted to orchestrating the intricately planned job that involved at least six people and 30 tanks of acetylene to fuel the welding torches used to cut into safes and safety deposit boxes.Appearing in court today along with his wife and children, who have also been charged, the 73-year-old presented himself as a simple “pensioner”.If convicted he could face up to 10 years in prison.Rafts and racy picturesHe said he got only the equivalent of about €2 million, which he quickly spent.An investigating magistrate was not convinced, saying Cassandri was broke in 1976 but now sits atop an empire that includes several businesses and real estate.An inquiry found he had also bought furs worth tens of thousands of euros, and had once provided a financial guarantee with seven bars of gold.“He has always said it was a novel, and I don’t think a court can convict someone on the basis of a novel,” a lawyer for Cassandri, Frederic Monneret, said.But Cassandri and his family members are facing a series of questions on his business dealings, with prosecutors also alleging social security fraud and a real estate scam in Corsica.It is not his first time in court, having been arrested in the early 1970s when police broke up the “French Connection” heroin trade centred in Marseille.He has also faced charges of extortion, and in 1994 he and his wife were sentenced to four years in prison for pimping.Until his book appeared in 2010, police had assumed the Nice heist was the work of Albert Spaggiari, who was arrested a few months afterwards.The team spent weeks preparing the robbery, using rubber rafts in the sewers to access the spot where they dug their 26-foot tunnel, installing hundreds of metres of electrical cables to provide lights.Racy pictures of women were hung along the walls of the tunnel, which were reinforced with concrete, and police later found remains of meals, wine bottles and packs of cigarettes.‘Without violence, without hate’Breaking in on a weekend, they took their time going through nearly 200 safe-deposit boxes in the vault as well as the bank’s five-ton safe.Cash, jewellery and gold bars were discovered missing when employees finally realised what had happened the following morning – the robbers had welded the door to the vault shut.Inside they left a message: “Ni coup de feu, ni violence, ni haine” – Without a shot, without violence and without hate.An AFP report at the time told of hundreds of panicky clients mobbing the bank, desperate to know if their wealth was safe.One woman had to be brought around with a glass of brandy after she fainted upon hearing her jewels were missing.Spaggiari escaped a few months after his arrest by jumping out of a window at the Marseille courthouse where an accomplice was waiting on a motorcycle.He was never caught again, dying of throat cancer in 1989.© – AFP 2018Read: Man followed foreign student home on bus and raped her in her hallway, court hearsMore: Simon Harris confirms HSE review of foetal monitors in 11 hospitals 14,974 Views 14 Comments last_img read more

Pallaconian 50th celebrations

first_imgVictorian Premier Ted Baillieu marked the 50 year milestone of the Pallaconian Brotherhood of Melbourne and Victoria, Leonidas Inc., last Saturday night. The Premier unveiled a commemorative plaque which honoured past and present members of the brotherhood for their contribution in showcasing Greek culture to the Victorian and Australian public. The brotherhood’s work highlights an ongoing commitment in the promotion of multiculturalism in Australia. In his speech made at the event, Baillieu congratulated the brotherhood for ensuring their culture, heritage and knowledge gets passed down to future generations and used them as an example of a multicultural success story in Victoria bringing up the sister relationship the brotherhood has formed between the City of Moreland and Laconia, Sparta. Even the naming of Sparta Place in Brunswick, which plays host to a bust of King Leonidas, recognises the immense contribution made by this community group. He commended the Greek community’s contribution to Melbourne and Victoria and congratulated all Greeks on their “deep sense of pride” and their “passionate commitment to Australia” and to their customs and traditions and said that Australia will flourish and be stronger because of this. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Des décodeurs TNT bientôt obsolètes

first_imgDes décodeurs TNT bientôt obsolètes ?France – Certains décodeurs TNT pourraient cesser de fonctionner au mois de mai prochain suite à une actualisation de chaînes. Entre 300.000 et 500.000 appareils seraient concernés.Le 5 mai prochain sera-t-il une journée noire pour les décodeurs TNT ? C’est en tout cas à ce moment précis que le Network Information Table (tableau contenant les données techniques nécessaires à la reconnaissance par les récepteurs des programmes transmis, ndlr) sera équipé d’une page d’index supplémentaire afin de recevoir de futures chaînes en 2012. Mais ce second paquet d’informations ne sera pas accueilli de la même manière par les décodeurs, conçus par des fabriquants différents. Si bien que si certains récepteurs accepteront sans problème la mise à jour, d’autres ne la verront pas du tout tandis que certains cesseront simplement de fonctionner. Ce problème se manifestera lorsque l’utilisateur opèrera une actualisation automatique ou manuelle qui devra être faite au plus tard le 30 novembre 2011, au moment de l’extinction du signal hertzien. Les éditeurs souhaitent réaliser une table ronde au plus vite avec les pouvoirs publics et les constructeurs afin de mettre en place une certification permettant de minimiser les dégâts.Le 24 février 2010 à 10:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Singer Alanis Morissette to perform at ilani

first_imgAlanis Morissette, who vaulted to singer-songwriter stardom in the mid-1990s with a frank, angry, truth-telling album called “Jagged Little Pill,” will play an acoustic show at ilani on Sept. 16.Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets are $69, according to ilani’s website.“Jagged Little Pill” won five Grammy awards, including Album of the Year in 1996, and became one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.It stopped many listeners and critics cold with raw expressions of female sexuality and rage that had never climbed the charts before; it predicted the current #MeToo movement in songs like “Right Through You,” a bitter complaint about sleazy music executives who are interested in something other than female artistic talent, and “You Oughta Know,” in which Morissette lets fly very explicit fury at a lover who “replaced” her.Morissette has released nine more albums since then, along with soundtracks for films and even monthly podcasts focused on women and spiritual wellness.Her “Jagged Little Pill” album was translated into a rock musical that did well in pre-Broadway previews this summer, and now she’s heading out on an acoustic tour.last_img read more

Major accident sends two teen boys to hospital

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:accident, ANd construction, maranatha high school, millenium highway, pastor dor Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Apr 2015 – A terrible smash up on Millennium Highway, just in front of Pastor Dor’s complex late yesterday not only caused a major traffic detour in the Blue Hills area of Provo, but sent at least three people, including two teen boys to hospital. It is unclear what caused the violent collision of an AND Construction Truck and an SUV; but bystanders told Magnetic Media they could hear the impact from beyond Maranatha High School. The driver of the truck was pinned in the vehicle, the entire front end smashed and crushing his legs. The Fire crew had to brace the man in a standing position as the jaws of life were used to cut him free. The injury to his knees and lower legs were visible; deep gashes. The boys, who were being driven by their father, were said to be hurt; the one in the back seat of the vehicle more severely with head wounds and heavy bleeding, this according to an eye witness. It was a commendable job by first responders which included the Fire Department, Ambulance Unit and Police Force. There is no official police report as yet on the accident, but speed seemed to be a factor. Another snorkel trip deadly in Provo; Guest dies Police update on Friday 13 snorkel death in Provo Tourist man gone missing on dive, body found Saturdaylast_img read more

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