Boralex purchases 36 MW wood-residue based power facility in Maine

first_img Facebook Twitter Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas By chloecox – The Fort Fairfield station is currently operated by a contingent of 28 employees and is ideally located for wood supply. This advantage will also benefit the other Boralex units located in Maine and New York. Its location will also stimulate the sale of energy in the local and New England (NEPOOL) markets as early as the summer of 2001. Considering the high prices of electricity during the summer period, the Corporation expects to be able to reach a level of profitability in line with its financial objectives from the last quarter of the current financial year. With four wood-residue thermal or cogeneration power stations, three of which are in the United States and one in Quebec, Boralex has, throughout the years, developed an expertise in what is now known as green energy. Additional 34 MW thermal power station, currently under construction in Senneterre, Quebec, should begin operation by the end of 2001. Linkedin MONTREAL, April 11, 2001 — Boralex Inc. announces that it has signed an agreement with an affiliate of FPL Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of FPL Group and a major independent power producer in the United States, for the acquisition of a gross 36 MW wood-residue based power generating station located in Fort Fairfield, in Northern Maine. 4.11.2001 FPL Energy is a leading producer of clean energy, including natural gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass, and geothermal generating facilities in the United States and abroad. FPL Group, with annual revenues of more than $7 billion, is one of the nation’s largest providers of electricity-related services. FPL Group’s principal subsidiary is Florida Power & Light Company, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving 3.9 million customer accounts in Florida. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.fplenergy.com, www.flpgroup.com and www.flp.com Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project Boralex purchases 36 MW wood-residue based power facility in Maine TAGSFPL center_img Linkedin Boralex Inc. is an important independent producer of power. With the addition of the Fairfield station, the Corporation will have an installed capacity of 210 MW and will employ more than 150 employees. Boralex will own and operate 14 generating stations producing energy from different sources including wood-residue or natural gas fired thermal and cogeneration facilities and hydroelectric power stations. These power stations are located in Quebec, the US and France. Boralex’s stock trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BLX.A. Previous articleTransCanada to develop fifth Alberta power plantNext articleAPS doubles its solar generation capacity chloecox Twitter Avista considering RNG on way to net-zero carbon goals This acquisition, representing an investment of US $10 million, will position Boralex as a leading producer of energy based on wood-residue in the state of Maine, and an important player in the production of this type of energy in the United States. Facebook Renewables RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In commenting on this transaction, Jacques Gauthier, the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation stated: “The addition of this station will consolidate our presence in New England and will give us an added advantage in serving the energy markets in the United States. Furthermore, this transaction is a perfect fit with our development strategy, which is based on acquiring stations with low operating costs thereby improving our competitive position.” This transaction is subject to regulatory approval and should be finalized by July 1st, 2001. No posts to displaylast_img read more

Recruiter

first_imgRequisition ID: req3119Job Title: RecruiterDepartment: Recruitment & SelectionLocation: Columbus CampusEmployment Type: StaffEmployment Status: Board ApprovedBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: AnnualCompensation: Commensurate with experienceSchedule: M-F, 8am-5pm; additional hours as necessaryThe College Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond toworkforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality.There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, andthere’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laserfocus on student success and a partnership mindset have establishedColumbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regionaleconomy, and a premier community college that is changing thenation’s education and workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at severalregional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is thenation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and aparticipant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from anengaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewardsinnovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation,comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities.We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus Statefaculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We areproud to be a central part of a community that embraces differencesand celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles thatdefine Central Ohio.The City Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State Universityand more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as theheadquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one ofAmerica’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of culturalexperiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, andmore. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here sofulfilling, both professionally and personally. Position Summary The HR Recruiter develops and implements recruitingplans and strategies designed to fulfill the college’s staffingneeds. The Recruiter is responsible for recruiting, interviewingand screening potential candidates; and ensuring all steps of thepre-employment process are complete for candidates who are hired.Also responsible for ensuring a positive and effective candidatejourney as it relates to the overall candidate and onboardingexperience at the college.Core Competencies Professionalism, Communication, Managing Work, PositiveApproach, Continuous Improvement, Quality Orientation,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Leveraging Feedback,Collaboration, Planning and Organizing ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSRECRUITINGAdministers the employment/staffing function of the College byensuring staffing goals are consistently met through thedevelopment and implementation of best practice recruitingstrategies. Recruits, interviews, and screens applicants for theCollege. Partners directly with Hiring Managers to ensure allrequirements are updated, position descriptions are accurate andaccurate screening criteria are established. Reviews resumes/applications to identify qualifiedcandidates for vacant or new positions, conducts screeninginterviews and required testing, completes reference and backgroundchecks, and forwards qualified job candidates to the appropriateHiring Manager. Responsible for job postings, external advertising,screening interviews and required testing, and tracking thecandidate journey.As ambassadors for the College, also responsible for relationshipsand partnerships with external companies and organizations toimprove the College’s networking, sourcing and prospecting forapplicants.ADMINISTRATIONCompletes and processes new hire information, schedulespre-employment screenings, works closely with appropriatedepartments concerning incoming employees, and coordinates with theProfessional Development and Retention team on implementation ofnew hire orientation to ensure successful candidate onboardingexperience. Ensures employee files are complete and forwards allnecessary HRIS information for hire to the appropriate area forprocessing and entry in the HR database in a timely fashion.SUPPORT & TRAININGParticipates in HR projects, such as researching best practicesrelated to HR issues, policies and programs; develops and producesvarious reports; develops staffing and briefing materials; plans,prepares materials for, or participates in special events orprograms. Assists and/or facilitates training specific to theTalent Acquisition department.DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIONDevelops and maintains strategic partnerships with diverse groupsand communities. Contributes to a welcoming, inclusive, andproductive work environment where all employees feel valued andable to contribute to their full potential, regardless of theirdifferences.OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Attends all required department meetings and training.May be required to be available through a mobile device via voiceand/or data during and outside of normal working hours, at themanager’s discretion, and must respond within a reasonabletimeframe. Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect andinclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of thecommunity.USUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity whenentering data into computer, frequently sits for extended periodsof time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee occasionallyreaches with hands or arms and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls.Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone.Vision demands include close, detailed vision when focusing oncomputer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force up to10 pounds.WORKING CONDITIONS Typical office environment.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of: federal and state laws and regulations pertaining toemployment; employment law, specifically as it relates to staffingand recruiting practices; recruiting trends and technologies.Skill in: research and analysis; sourcing and attracting candidatesby using databases, social media and other recruiting platforms;excellent verbal and written communication; organization; customerservice; conflict resolution; general typing; application of jobsoftware including word processing and spreadsheets; proofreadingstandard business correspondence and other written documents;customer service; office organization; creating functional reportformats; verbal and written communications; performing mathematicalcalculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication,decimals, percentages and fractions.Ability to: develop and maintain effective working relationshipswith associates, vendors, students, telephone users and generalpublic; maintain confidential and sensitive information; use goodjudgement; perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects;effectively communicate information in oral and written forms;excellent listening skills and participant in collaborative work;develop and maintain effective working relationships withcolleagues and stakeholders across the College; effectively workwith persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solveeffectively; exhibit a pleasant public manner and telephoneetiquette; originate correspondence; work independently.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or arelated field; or five (5) years of experience in the HumanResources field, specifically in the areas of staffing/recruitment.State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or demonstrable ability togain access to work site(s). An appropriate combination ofeducation, training, coursework and experience may qualify acandidate.last_img read more

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs/Director of Graduate Education

first_imgFort Valley State University is an affirmative action, equalopportunity institution and does not discriminate againstapplicants, students or employees on the basis of race, gender,ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age,disability, or marital or veteran status. JOB SUMMARY:This position reports to the Provost and Vice President forAcademic Affairs.  Coordinates various academic aspects of theuniversity to enhance and support the academic mission at theundergraduate and graduate levels. Also, is a part of theleadership team in the Office of the Provost and Vice President forAcademic Affairs and provides significant leadership to graduateeducation. FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (FVSU), a state andland-grant institution of the University System of Georgia, invitesapplications for the position of Vice Provost for AcademicAffairs/Director of Graduate Education.Fort Valley State University, the only 1890 land-grantuniversity in Georgia, is a comprehensive institution that providesan education to over 2,800 students including graduate students.The university is located in the town of Fort Valley in PeachCounty, the original site of the state’s peach industry. Its1,365-acre (5.52 km2) campus is Georgia’s second-largest publicuniversity in area.  DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:This position serves as liaison to the academic deans tofacilitate communication and interaction with the Office of theProvost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and includes otherduties and responsibilities as assigned by the Provost and VicePresident for Academic Affairs.Also, this position has responsibility for the following areasin Academic Affairs:Graduate EducationInstitutional Research, Planning and EffectivenessLibraryOnline LearningUndergraduate Research PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:10 or more years of administrative experience at the department,school/college and/or university level. To be considered for this position, please include thefollowing:A letter of application that addresses the responsibilities andqualifications of the position;Current curriculum vitae;At least five references with full contact informationincluding emails. (References will not be contacted without consentfrom applicants);Additional information will be requested upon receipt ofapplication.If you have any issues and/or concerns with submitting materialsfor this position, please contact Fort Valley State University’sOffice of Human Resources at [email protected] or(478)825-6301. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Terminal degree with faculty rank and tenure in a disciplineoffered by the University.A minimum of 5 years of administrative experience at thedepartment, school/college and/or university level. Experience with accreditation, assessment and knowledge ofIntegrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).Instructional technology and experience with promotion andtenure processes, faculty development, data-driven decision-making,budget, policy development, implementation and interpretation asdemonstrated by level of administrative positions held.Demonstrated ability to expedite administrative processes withdiplomacy and thoughtfulness.Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently toaccomplish goals.last_img read more

Associate Director of Communications

first_img Share Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore More searches like this Generalsummary/purpose:The Student Affairs division of JohnsHopkins University is seeking an Associate Director ofCommunications to join its growing communications team. Comprisedof more than 25 offices and departments across the Homewood campus,Student Affairs is dedicated to enhancing the student experiencethrough its many programs, resources, and supportservices.Working under the direction of theDirector of Digital Strategy and Communications, the AssociateDirector will assist in the development and implementation ofcommunications strategies through a variety of digital and printchannels, crafting messaging and collateral primarily for studentsand staff.The successful candidate will be astrategic thinker, highly creative and collaborative, withconsiderable skills in message and content development, a solidsense for design—including implementing an institutional brand—anddemonstrated experience producing high-quality, engaging, andeffective communicationsefforts.Specific duties &responsibilities:Manage the successful execution ofcommunications efforts from conceptualization to completion,ensuring the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of allcomponentsPlan and produce engaging and informativewritten, visual, and multimedia content in support ofcommunications objectives; assist in the development andmaintenance of an editorialcalendarOversee management of divisional social mediachannels; identify opportunities for collaboration with otheroffices/departments and provide guidance in the application ofuniversityguidelinesAssist in the maintenance of website contentwith a focus on quality assurance, accessibility compliance, andsearch engine optimization; provide occasional website support andtraining to other Student AffairsstaffParticipate in the planning, development, anddistribution of targeted email communications; manage audiencedistributionlistsConduct oversight of campus-wide digital signageplatform, advocate for its adoption by campus partners, andcontribute to ongoing assessment andimprovementContinually measure and review the performanceof communications efforts; report on key metrics and trends, makingadjustments wherenecessaryServe as an in-house resource, advisingcolleagues on communications best practices, university guidelines,and brandstandardsCoordinate with designers, photographers,printers, and other vendors asneededContinually stay abreast of emerging platforms,technologies and trends; identify new opportunities to engage withaudiencesSupervise 1 to 2 studentworkersMinimum qualifications(mandatory):Bachelor’sdegree in communications, marketing, or a relatedfield.Preferredqualifications:A minimum of four years’ experience incommunications, marketing or a related field; experience in ahigher education setting preferred. Advanced degree may substitutefor required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHUequivalency formula.Special knowledge, skills, andabilities:Excellent written and verbalcommunication skills with the ability to write clear, concise copyfor digital and print materials; strong editing and proofreadingskillsSolid understanding of principlesof design; demonstrated experience working within established brandstandardsExtensive knowledge of and fluencywithin social media platformsExperience using contentmanagement systems (e.g. WordPress) and email marketing platforms;familiarity with HTML/CSSUnderstanding of measurement tools(e.g. Google Analytics) and how to translate data insights intoactionSuperior attention to detail;ability to think creatively, strategically, andanalyticallyExcellent interpersonal skills,cultural responsiveness, and the ability to work collaborativelywith multiple groups, including students, staff, andadministratorsSelf-motivated with excellentproblem-solving, time management, and project managementskillsAbility to work effectively underdeadlines and simultaneously juggle severalassignmentsTechnical qualifications or specializedcertifications:Proficient with the Adobe CreativeCloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and relatedtoolsFamiliar with web accessibilitystandards as well as best practices for usability, content stylingand presentation, and search engine optimizationSkills in graphic design,photography, or videography preferredSupervisory responsibility (indicate the numberand type of persons supervised byincumbent):Upto 2 student workersClassified Title:CommunicationsAssociateWorking Title: Associate Director ofCommunicationsRole/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range:59,280-70,000, Commensurate withExperienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am – 5:00pm Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60009251-Student Affairs Personnel area: University Student ServicesThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Facebook You need to sign in or create an account to save LinkedIn HomewoodCampus You need to sign in or create an account to save You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Johns Hopkins University Communications Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States Twitter Enrollment Marketing Specialist Salary Not Specified Other Communications Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Enrollment Marketing Specialist Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Similar jobs Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Save Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Save Reputation Marketing Manager Maryland, United States Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Reputation Marketing Manager Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

Deal on cards over seatbelts in minibuses

first_imgBut vociferous opposition from a group of member states to the minibus plan – under heavy pressure from the manufacturing lobby – has twice delayed a vote on the proposal, with Germany, France, Italy and Spain (supported by Luxembourg, Greece, and Belgium) repeatedly blocking the Commission’s efforts to introduce tougher safety standards.Germany has come forward with a series of alternative proposals, the latest of which would have required only ‘two-point’ lap belts on the majority of minibus seats.But the Commission is determined to stick to its guns and hopes that the proposals will be put to a vote without any negotiation on their substance, although there might be some discussion about the starting date.Both the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the consumers’ organisation BEUC are optimistic that scientific evidence of the need for three-point belts will win the day. They point to the UK – where such belts are already compulsory – as evidence that arguments over cost and technical difficulties do not justify a delay.But they question why the Commission is not insisting on the same tough standards in its proposals for warning labels on cars about the dangers of placing child restraints in front passenger seats where airbags are fitted.With at least three baby deaths in the US caused by airbags, ETSC’s Jeanne Breen described the issue as “a potential time bomb” in Europe. Consumer tests found that two out of three babies in restraints fitted to front seats would have been killed by inflating airbags. But while Commission officials insist that there is no question of giving in to pressure – led by Germany – to water down its proposals, there are signs that they may be flexible over the timetable for introducing the new rules in order to get an agreement.The proposal to be put to the member states at next week’s meeting of the Committee for Adaptation to Technical Progress would make ‘three-point’ belts obligatory for all new vehicle types from October 1999and all new minibuses placed on the road from a year later – 12 months later than the Commission proposed initially.Plans to make lap belts compulsory in coaches have now been virtually agreed. The committee is expected to vote next week on plans to force car-makers putting forward new vehicles for type approval from October this year to include a label warning drivers of the dangers.But although the Commission’s proposal contains a sample label, it will be left up to the manufacturer to decide which one to use.Safety campaigners argue manufacturers should be forced to use a label which includes a pictogram and a clear text warning of the dangers, such as the one recommended by the International Standards Organisation.BEUC’s Jim Murray accuses the Commission of failing to take a strong lead on this issue in the face of the support given by a number of member states to an industry-sponsored warning described by ISO as “inadequate and misleading”.Commission sources stress that the example given in its proposal is neither the ISO model nor that recommended by European car-makers’ body ACEA, but a politically neutral one.last_img read more

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Deliver Covers-Filled Show On Night Two At Sweetwater Music Hall [Recap/Videos]

first_imgBob Weir & Wolf Bros continued their three-night weekend run at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA on Friday with a 16-song performance filled with covers ranging from Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash.Following the night one performance which also celebrated what would have been Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia‘s 77th birthday on Thursday, the band launched fans at their Friday show into the opening set of the night with “Jack Straw”. The familiar Dead tune which opened up plenty of shows throughout the band’s 30-year career was then followed by the first cover of the night in Johnny Cash‘s “Big River”. Next came another cover with the trio’s rendition of Bob Dylan‘s “She Belongs To Me”, followed by “Gonesville” off of Bob Weir‘s 2016 Blue Mountain solo LP. The set continued with “Peggy-O”, and “West L.A. Fadeaway”, before closing out with Weir’s fan-favorite two-song combo of “Lost Sailor” into “Saint of Circumstance” to send fans into intermission.Watch the band’s set one opening performance of “Jack Straw” below.Bob Weir & Wolf Bros – “Jack Straw” – 8/2/2019[Video: nugsnet]The band returned to the stage with introductory help from long-time Dead roadie Steve Parish to begin the second half of the show with another cover, this time being that of Kris Kristofferson‘s “Me and Bobby McGee”. The set powered forward with a four-song segue beginning with “Truckin’” and playing right into “Estimated Prophet” and “Eternity” before closing with “The Other One”. The set came to a close with the band’s traditional cover of The Crickets’ “Not Fade Away”, followed by a one-song encore with the trio revisiting the Bob Dylan songbook for “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”.Watch the set two opening performance of “Me and Bobby McGee” below.Bob Weir & Wolf Bros – “Me and Bobby McGee” – 8/2/2019[Video: nugsnet]The band’s Sweetwater run comes to a close on Saturday night with a sold-out show at the northern California venue.Setlist: Bob Weir & Wolf Bros | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 8/2/2019Set One: Jack Straw, Big River (Johnny Cash cover), She Belongs To Me (Bob Dylan cover), Gonesville, Peggy-O, West L.A. Fadeaway, Lost Sailor > Saint of CircumstanceSet Two: Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson cover), Truckin’ > Estimated Prophet* > Eternity > The Other One, Not Fade Away (The Crickets cover)Encore: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan cover)Notes:* The Other One teaselast_img read more

African Leaders Move to Limit Conflicts

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAfrican leaders have approved a plan to create a super peace council with the goal of limiting the number of conflicts within the African continent. The Peace and Security Council of the African Union has rolled out an elaborate blueprint to incorporate the cooperation of the Arab League, the United Nations Security Council and the South American group of nations to help bring conflicts in the continent to a halt. (The Media Line, MidEast News Source) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

School of Architecture briefs students on new home for the program

first_imgBond Hall, constructed in 1917 on the coast of Saint Mary’s Lake, has long served as the home for the School of Architecture. But in the fall of 2018, the School will uproot itself from its longtime home and move to a new location. Walsh Family Hall of Architecture, as the new building will be called, will be located on Eddy Street, just south of Legends of Notre Dame and east of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.In Bond Hall on Wednesday night, architecture students were briefed on their new home. Michael Lykoudis, dean of the School of Architecture, began with a discussion of the necessity for a new building.“We were rapidly outsizing [Bond Hall]; we don’t have that much space in the studios,” he said. “We need a different kind of space. Bond Hall is an amazing building, a beautiful building, well-built. The studio layout doesn’t work as studios should. One of the most common complaints I hear is that graduates and undergraduates don’t speak to each other.”The construction process of the new building began three years ago with a donation of $27 million from advisory council members, Matthew and Joyce Walsh.Notre Dame and the School of Architecture chose John Simpson Architects to design Walsh Family Hall. “One of the reasons we selected this firm was not only for the quality of the design but that they actually sold a business model on top of the design,” Lykoudis said. “We have a design of a building that has actually gotten better because of the budget, and the creativity of the architect has actually come through in the challenges.”Simpson then spoke on the overall design of the building, which is heavily rooted in classicism and Greek style. Simpson noted the Temple of Apollo at Didyma as a chief source of inspiration.The central element of the new building will be a stoa, a central portico which will be used as a meeting area.“It is a double-height space; it is designed so it really stands out and gives you a sense of scale as you look out upon it, one whole side is looking out on the green court,” Simpson said.The classrooms are heavily integrated with the stoa, Simpson said.“The way the classrooms are organized is almost like a series of shops that come off from the stoa,” he said. “Some of the activities going on in there relate to what’s going on in the stoa.”A tower at the center of the courtyard is another prominent element of the new building. Simpson said this tower would be “a beacon which was really highlighting this whole part of campus as the arts district.”The announcement and unveiling of this new home for the School of Architecture have created excitement amongst its students.Stephanie Kubus, a sophomore architecture student, said that the instructional spaces will be much improved over those in Bond Hall. “The fact that there’s more space and more classrooms is exciting,” Kubus said. “The studio arrangements will allow for more interaction between years.”Kubus also noted her excitement about certain new design element of the building.“I’m most excited to experience the hall of casts, stoa and terrace,” Kubus said. “Plus there’s lots of natural lighting, which will be beautiful.”Tags: Michael Lykoudis, School of Architecture, Walsh Family Halllast_img read more

FIRST RESPONDERS — Bobby Myers blooms ‘late’ into Port Arthur Police sergeant

first_img Deputy Chief John Owens said during a promotion ceremony for Myers at city hall that becoming a sergeant is not an achievement everyone in law enforcement makes.“A first-time officer is part of management,” he said. “There are so many sergeants who want to say here’s what to do and then jump in and do it themselves. You have to learn to separate yourself.”Myers will use his new role, as Owens suggested, to cultivate relationships with residents and businesspersons alike in the city. Owens considers it an act of community policing. It’s something Myers has taken pride in since he joined the force March 22, 2010.“I’ve always been big [on forming relationships], not so much as a rookie because you’re focused on learning the job itself, but as I grew as an officer, the more I realized how important it was to speak with community members as a whole, especially business members, and those serving the community themselves and build strong relationships,” he said. “I plan to go forward and continue doing that.”Myers grew up with what he calls a strong sense of justice, but it took him time to “make the leap” into law enforcement.“Late bloomer, I guess,” he said. “But once opportunity presented itself, I jumped in with both feet and I’ve been running ever since.” For 10 years, Bobby Myers has worked the graveyard shift as a Port Arthur Police Department patrol officer.“I’ve always been a graveyard kind of person, working everything from the plants to scaffold buildings to working in nightclubs and bartending, that sort of thing,” Myers said, adding substitute teaching to his verbal résumé. “I’ve kind of worn a lot of different hats.”Earlier this week, the 1994 Vidor High School graduate was promoted to another hat — sergeant.center_img Now, Myers has a title that he’s worked toward for quite some time.“This gives me a better opportunity to serve the citizens in a new capacity, and I hope I can live up to the challenge of the new role,” he said.Jermell Wright shows his certificate of appreciation from Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso, left, and Officer Isaiah Seltzer on Tuesday. (I.C. Murrell/The News) 3-3-20New hire introduced,citizen commendedDuring the ceremony, Port Arthur native Diana Sanchez was introduced as a police aide in the support division, and citizen Jermell Wright was presented with a certificate of appreciation from Officer Isaiah Seltzer for assisting him with an arrest Dec. 8.The suspect became combative and continued to refused transport before he was placed on the ground. As Seltzer struggled with the suspect, Wright drove up and came to his aid by lifting the suspect off the ground and carrying him to the officer’s patrol unit. As the suspect continued to fight with Seltzer, Wright placed the suspect halfway into the patrol unit and held him as Seltzer went to the opposite side of the vehicle to place the suspect completely in the vehicle.“I just want you know, we are hiring,” Police Chief Tim Duriso told Wright.last_img read more

Welcome

first_imgWelcome to Naval Base Ventura County, a multifaceted Navy base that boasts a deep-water port and an airfield and hosts several critical commands. We are a full-service command and one of the major naval installations on the West Coast, composed of three separate operating facilities: Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island. NBVC provides quality fleet support to approximately 80 military commands and focuses on our primary mission of providing support to the fleet’s operating forward-deployed forces across the world.We continue to change with the times, and are focusing on being a recognized center for training excellence, an example of operational environmental responsibility and a command engaged with the community both on base and off. The success that put NBVC in the forefront of premier naval operations is due to the selfless dedication and tireless efforts of all our employees, both military and civilian.Whether you are a civilian or in the military; active duty or reserve; enlisted or officer; married or single; you will find that NBVC offers something for everyone. We hope you enjoy your tour of duty here.Point MuguPoint Mugu serves as the center for the Navy’s air operations in Ventura County, operating and maintaining two runways, one equipped to handle the largest aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory. The Air Traffic Control facility is the most complex operation of its type in the Navy, having jurisdiction of more than 3,000 square miles of airspace.San Nicolas IslandSan Nicolas Island (SNI) is located 65 miles south of Point Mugu and is one of eight offshore islands called the Channel Islands. SNI is located within the 36,000-square-mile sea range. The range provides valuable restricted sea and air space to conduct controlled tests and operational training.Port HuenemeLocated on the Pacific Coast just 7 miles northwest of Point Mugu, Point Hueneme has one of the few deep-water military ports on the West Coast and has more than 300 acres of lay-down space and 16 miles of railroad portside access, making it a critical transportation asset for U.S. military forces.last_img read more

NiteFLUX – Seriously Bright Bicycle Lights From Down Under

first_imgAfter blinding trailside dingos for the past eight years, NiteFLUX is bringing their ultrabright LED bicycle lights to the states with a full range of ultra-bright racing and commuter lights.  Based in Australia, NiteFLUX has an extensive line of high tech LED-based bicycle lights.The Photon Max, shown above, puts out 800 Lumens using a 12-watt triple LED.  To put that number into perspective, the average (non HID) car headlamp puts out 1000 lumens.By comparison, the Photon Max’s 800 lumens dwarfs the 495 lumens from NiteRider’s 3-LED TriNewt, however, all that light gives it about an hour less run time (2.6 hours) than the TriNewt (3.5 hours).  But, you can run the Photon Max at 6w and get 5.3 hours out of it while pumping 530 Lumens onto the trail in front of you.Read “more” to see the other models in the range with specs and pricing.For the bean counters, here’s how those numbers convert into dollars per lumen (chart from NiteFlux website):NITEFLUX TECHNOLOGY:Besides being blindingly bright, the Photon Max (and all of their lights, for that matter) pack a tremendous amount of technology into their tiny little housings.  With LED’s, the cooler they are, the brighter they’ll shine.  NiteFLUX’s Photon Max uses “forced air cooling” to pull cool air through the alloy body’s deep heat sinks, and it incorporates a thermal sensor to automatically reduce power if the LED’s get too hot. LED’s provide a whiter light than halogens and some HID’s, so you can see clearer, and the real kicker is the bulbs last about 1000x longer.All NiteFLUX products also use an Electronic Brain to manage power supply, prevent total discharge, provide low battery warnings and allow for multiple voltage battery usage.  This last feature means you can use the one-, three- or four-cell Vision Stick battery packs with any of the Photon Commuter or Enduro units to increase battery life or lighten the load, depending what your needs are.Photon Max Specs:Three 4w LED bulbsLumens: 800  on Highbeam / 530 on Mid Beam / 266 on Low Beam/Flash12w High Beam / 6w Mid Beam / 3w Low Beam and Flash2.6 hour / 5.3 hour / 10 hour run timesAlloy construction with integrated heat sinks4 hour recharge timeIncludes handlebar and helmet mounts16.8v 2200mAh Li-Ion  Photon 4 CommuterAt the opposite end of the spectrum is the Photon 4 Commuter, a small, wireless rechargeable light that mounts quickly to your handlebar.  Niteflux claims it’s bright enough for highspeed road use and XC trail use.  Package photo above, mounted photo below.  Specs include:270 Lumen 4w “high beam” single LED lightTough alloy constructionFlash or constant mode2 hour runtime (8 hours on 1w “low beam” or 4w “flash” settings)1-cell Li-Ion Vision Stick batteryQuick-release handlebar mount w/optional helmet mountCan be used as a handheld flashlight, too264g$136.99 USD  Photon 4 Enduro (below)The Photon 4 Enduro has all the features of the Commuter but adds a 3-cell battery pack.  Because of the longer Vision Stick, it comes with an extension cord and strap on mounting bracket.  What you lose in simplicity over the Commuter is longer run time and lighter unit weight when running the light on your helmet (you can stick the battery in your hydration pack or jersey pocket).  Specs include: 270 Lumen 4w LED6 hour runtime (24 hours at 1watt “lowbeam” or 4w “flash” mode)Helmet and Handlebar mounts includedConverts to handheld flashlight$203.99 USD  Photon 8 Enduro + DUAL SYSTEMThe Photon 8 Enduro+ Dual System basically combines the Photon 4 Enduro with the Commuter, giving you the option to run two handlebar lights or one HB and one helmet light.  If you’ve ever done a 24 hour race (or just ridden at night), you know the benefits of having lights in both places.  Specs include:270 Lumen 4w LED (per bulb)6 hour run time (24 hours at 1w “lowbeam” or “flash” with 3cell battery) 2 hour run time (8 hours at 1w “lowbeam or flash” with 1cell battery)Includes helmet and HB mountsIncludes one 1-cell and one 3-cell Vision Stick battery packBoth bulbs convertible to handheld flashlights$336.99 USDCheck their website, they’ve got a great photo set showing each product shining on a measured course so you can see just how bright these things are.  We’ve got a Commuter on the way for a full review, stay tuned.  If you’re a dealer and interested, contact your J&B Importers rep to get these bad boys in your shop.last_img read more

Wrestling returns to Olympics

first_imgWrestling returns to Olympics Jake StarkSeptember 10, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintJust months after being cut, Olympic wrestling is back.The International Olympic Committee voted Sunday to reinstate the sport for the 2020 and 2024 Olympics, the Associated Press reported. Wrestling beat out baseball, softball and squash.“I’m really happy that it’s there,” said Gophers redshirt senior heavyweight Tony Nelson. “In the future, it’s a chance I might try for myself.”Nelson is the two-time defending NCAA heavyweight champion.The IOC dropped wrestling from its list of “core sports” in February to the disappointment of many fans and wrestlers, including Nelson. “It was disappointing to see it gone,” he said. “Now that it’s back in, those opportunities are still available, which is awesome.”The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles responded to the sport’s removal by launching a six-month campaign to save its place in the Olympic Games.Gophers head coach J Robinson was also a major proponent in the push to get wrestling back in the Olympics. Keeping wrestling in the Olympics is critical for the sport’s future, Nelson said.“It’s huge, especially at a younger age,” he said. “Kids want to get a gold medal. That’s the pinnacle of wrestling.”last_img read more

NSF Gives Clinical Students a Shot At Winning Graduate Fellowships

first_imgScience Magazine:In 2010, after years of tolerating an ambiguous policy on whether clinical or counseling psychology fits into the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) mission to fund basic science, agency officials announced that they would reject any application—without even reviewing it—from students in clinical or counseling psychology graduate programs. The psychological science community protested the decision, and within a year, NSF had restored eligibility for scores of graduate psychology students. The reversal has had a significant impact: A doctoral student in psychology has won a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship.Read the whole story: Science Magazine**Subscription required More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Thirtysomethings flex their number sense

first_imgScienceNews:Even 6-month-old babies can rapidly estimate approximate numbers of items without counting. But surprisingly, an apparently inborn sense for numbers doesn’t top out until around age 30.Number sense precision gradually declines after that, generally falling to preteen levels by about age 70, say psychologist Justin Halberda of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and his colleagues. They report the findings, based on Internet testing of more than 10,000 volunteers ages 11 to 85, online the week of June 25 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“I expected to see some improvement in number sense into preschool or maybe early elementary school, but not up to age 30,” Halberda says.Read the whole story: ScienceNews More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

MATHESON acquires Continental Carbonic Products

first_imgSubscribe Get instant access to must-read content today!To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.Don’t just stay connected, stay at the forefront – join gasworld and become a subscriber to access all of our must-read content online from just $270.last_img

Siemens to electrify high-altitude metro

first_imgECUADOR: The consortium of Acciona and Odebrecht which is building Quito Metro Line 1 has awarded Siemens a contract to supply electrification systems for the 22 km line.The scope of the contract announced on October 21 includes the supply of 46 km of rigid catenary, 6 km of conventional catenary, 11 traction power supply stations, 29 auxiliary power supply stations and associated SCADA systems.The line from El Labrador in the north of the city to Quitumbe in the south with 15 stations is scheduled to open in mid-2019. The fleet of 18 six-car trainsets to be supplied by CAF is projected to carry more than 350 000 passengers/day, with an end-to-end journey time of 34 min. The line will be entirely underground, but will also be one of the highest metro systems in the world at more than 2 800 m sea level.last_img read more

Jamaican wins CHTA supervisor of the year award

first_imgExecutive Housekeeper at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Marcia Morris, has been named the Caribbean’s top “Supervisor of The Year” by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). The award was presented on Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), held June 2–4, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in Miami.Awarded annually since 2015, CHIEF Awards shine a spotlight on the Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism industry’s tried and true best practices, and the Caribbean businesses and people that masterfully implement them for the betterment of the industry and the region.“This is a huge and very much deserved honor for an integral and truly inspirational member of our team,” said Nicola Madden-Greig, Group Director of Marketing & Sales for The Courtleigh Hotel Group. “A no-nonsense manager, Ms. Morris is always the first to arrive at work, always energetic, and full of ideas to improve operations and the overall guest experience. At the same time, she creates a warm family atmosphere among the staff, continually checking in on sick colleagues, accommodating schedule changes for staff pursuing educational goals, and organizing staff parties and community outings. Ms. Morris truly does it all for us. We couldn’t be happier to see her receive the recognition she so richly deserves.”A native of Linstead, St. Catherine, Morris began her career in hospitality in 1996 at the Ocean Beach Hotel in Montauk, New York. Returning to Jamaica a year later, she joined the team at The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites working as a Linen Attendant. From there, her career advanced quickly as Morris attained progressively more senior promotions at The Courtleigh and The Knutsford Court Hotel before finally ascending to the Executive Housekeeper position at The Jamaica Pegasus in 2012.During her tenure at The Jamaica Pegasus, Morris has held the distinction of hosting the top dignitaries and celebrities that have visited Jamaica’s capital in recent years. Royal heads of state, Presidents, Prime Ministers, corporate leaders, musicians, actors, and other VIP’s have all commended her for providing exemplary service.Morris touted the support of her great team and that of the management and ownership of The Courtleigh Hotel Group, particularly Managing Director Kevin Hendrickson, who, she says, “always believed in me and gave me the tools and opportunity to grow within the company.”Named one of “The Top 52 Places to Go in 2017” by The New York Times, and recently designated as a “Creative City of Music” by UNESCO, Kingston shines among the most dynamic, exciting, and culturally significant cities in the Americas.last_img read more

Algeria ratifies BRI agreement with China

first_imgTalk Africa: China-Africa Investment Forum China, Algeria develop fruitful cooperation under BRI Talk Africa: China, Africa cultural exchangescenter_img Algeria ratified a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which the North African nation joined last September, APS news agency reported Tuesday.The Algerian Press Service reported that the MoU was confirmed through a presidential decree signed by Algerian interim President Abdelkader Bensalah and published in the Official Gazette.The decree says Algeria and China shall cooperate in the framework of the MoU in the fields of policies coordination, infrastructure interdependence and other areas of cooperation agreed upon by the two sides.On Sept. 4, 2018, on the sidelines of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in China’s capital Beijing, Algeria and China signed an MoU on the North African nation joining the BRI.Proposed by China in 2013, the BRI refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road which are designed to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe, Africa and beyond.Algeria has been constructing mega infrastructure projects that are likely to enable the country to take great profit from BRI.China has been the major economic partner of Algeria in the last six years with an annual trade of some 9 billion U.S. dollars.During the first five months of 2019, China remained the top supplier of Algeria with exports worth 3.5 billion dollars, according to official figures released by the Algerian Customs on Monday.Relatedlast_img read more

Fire sweeps through Haiti market after elections

first_img Share Tweet A man tries to comfort a woman who lost her store overnight to a fire at a market in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Monday. (Photo: AP)PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A mysterious fire swept through sections of a Haitian market hours after polls closed in national elections, leaving scrap-wood stalls and inventory in ashes.Vendors picked through the ashes Monday looking for anything they could salvage. A lucky few found half-burnt sacks of vegetables and grain. But most could only recover blackened scraps of sheet metal roofing.The blaze erupted late Sunday at the main market in the hillside Petionville district above Port-au-Prince where hundreds of poor vendors sell vegetables, clothes and other wares.The cause isn’t immediately known and likely never will be due to the troubled country’s barely functional fire department.But some Haitians feel there may have been a political motive since the fire broke out shortly after voting ended in repeatedly delayed presidential and legislative elections. Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 336 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Fire sweeps through Haiti market after elections by: Associated Press – November 22, 2016last_img read more

Farmington Hills offers life-saving course in December

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Press releaseThe Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC), in cooperation with the Farmington Hills Fire Department, will offer anAmerican Heart Association Heartsaver Class, featuring instruction in CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and First Aid, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14.The class is open to the public and will be held in the upstairs training room at Fire Station #4 located at 28711 Drake Road.A $10 fee will cover the cost of the class and materials for residents of Farmington Hills and Farmington. The class and materials fee is $20 for nonresidents. If you require an American Heart Association Certificate of Training, there will be an additional $20 fee for residents and $30 fee for non-residents.All class participants who are seeking to achieve the Certificate of Training must be physically able to perform CPR/AED, which requires kneeling on the floor and using your arms and hands to perform continuous chest compressions.Participants must register and pay fees one week in advance to ensure the proper student to instructor ratio. Registration will be confirmed via email after the fee is received. Individuals who show up without paying the fee seven days in advance will be asked to wait and register for a future class. Participants must be at least 12 years old.To register, email Erin Karlson at [email protected] or call 248-871-2802. Reported bylast_img read more

Enjoy Spooktacular music with Farmington Community Band

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The Farmington Community Band will present Spooktacular XXXIV, an afternoon of “tunes and treats” held Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m., at North Farmington High School Auditorium, 32900 W. 13 Mile Rd. In Farmington Hills.Admission is free for the concert, which opens the FCB’s 54th concert season. Maestro Damien Crutcher begins his 16th season as FCB Music Director conducting the 90-piece concert band.With the theme “At the Movies”, the Halloween concert is appropriate for kids (and creatures) of all ages. In addition to exciting music and a bag of treats, everyone will have an opportunity to show off their Halloween fashions in a costume parade on stage with the band.The band will perform a wide variety of soundtrack selections from blockbuster hit films such as “The Black Panther”, “The Avengers”, and more.You’ll find additional information and this season’s full concert schedule at fcbmusic.org.. Reported bylast_img read more

Humane Society to hold fundraiser Friday

first_imgBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] Laguna Madre Humane Society (LMHS) will be raising their glasses for a good cause this Friday during the 6th annual Meows, Mutts & Margaritas fundraiser.The festive fundraiser will take place at Casa Mariposa on South Padre Island, explained LMHS President Beth Fedigan Wednesday. Proceeds from the event will go towards paying for the veterinary services the Humane Society provides to the strays it houses and rehomes, as well as for vet services it provides to area pet owners. “It raises money for our spay and neuter clinic. We have a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. We do surgeries a couple of times a month,” Fedigan said.“We’re kind of a little MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital)” Fedigan quipped. “We’re providing a service for everybody in the area that needs it,” she said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedLMHS strives for improvementsBy CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer [email protected]  The Laguna Madre Humane Society had a productive year in 2012. LMHS President Beth Fedigan said in 2012 they opened a Spay/Neuter Clinic in Port Isabel that has performed over 400 surgeries since July. Fedigan said LMHS treated 20 dogs for heartworms that would have…January 17, 2013In “News”City – LMHS ‘define’ shelter    By JOE R. BOWLING JR.   With an agreement be­tween the City of Port Isa­bel and the Laguna Madre Humane Society in place, the task at hand is to now define what the shelter represents and who will be doing what. City Manager Ed Meza and LMHS President…April 21, 2011In “News”Laguna Madre Humane Society office relocatesBy SCARLET O’ROURKE Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS [email protected] The Laguna Madre Hu­mane Society (LMHS) will be moving their office op­erations to 103 E. Maxan Street in Port Isabel. “This location allows us to organize future efforts for assisting the animals that come to the Isabella Y. Garcia Shelter; as well…June 21, 2011In “News” Sharelast_img read more

Kedapatan Bawa Peluncur Rudal, Penumpang Veteran Bikin Geger Bandara Baltimore,Masih Bingung Bedakan Boeing 737 dan Airbus A320? Simak Ini

first_imgKala itu, pria ini tengah berada di dalam perjalannya dari Kuwait menuju Texas. Kendati missile launcher tersebut sudah tidak aktif, namun petugas tetap menyita barang tersebut dan menyerahkannya kepada petugas pemadam kebakaran negara untuk kemudian dimusnahkan.“Untuk kepentingan apapun, senjata militer tidak bisa masuk ke dalam bagasi atau bagasi kabin,” ujar petugas TSA.Setelah diintegorasi dan mendapatkan kepastian tentang missile launcher yang dibawanya ini, penumpang yang diidentifikasi berasal dari Jacksonville, Texas ini lalu diperbolehkan untuk mengejar penerbangannya [email protected] officers at @BWI_Airport detected this missile launcher in a checked bag early this morning. Man said he was bringing it back from Kuwait as a souvenir. Perhaps he should have picked up a keychain instead! pic.twitter.com/AQ4VBPtViG— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) July 29, 2019Kejadian ini lalu menjadi ramai diperbincangkan setelah juru bicara TSA, Lisa Farbstein mencuitkan perihal temuan rekan kerjanya tersebut di jejaring sosial Twitter.“Petugas @TSA yang ada di @BWI_Airport mendeteksi missile launcher ini yang ada pada sebuah tas penumpang pagi tadi. Penumpang pria ini mengatakan bahwa missile launcher tersebut merupakan souvenir dari Kuwait. Mungkin ada baiknya jika ia membawa gantungan kunci saja!”Baca Juga: Bisa Dibuka Langsung Oleh Petugas Keamanan Bandara, Inilah Gembok Koper TSATentu saja, semua petugas keamanan di bandara harus menyisir setiap barang bawaan penumpang yang hendak naik ke dalam pesawat. Hal ini ditujukan agar menjaga kenyamanan dan keamanan penumpang lain yang ada di dalam penerbangan yang sama. Dapatkah Anda membayangkan apabila penumpang lain di dalam penerbangan Anda membawa missile launcher? Mungkin sepanjang perjalanan tersebut, Anda akan komat-kamit baca doa agar kejadian yang tidak diinginkan tidak terjadi, ya! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTerdampak Shutdown Nasional, Penumpang Delta Air Lines ‘Loloskan’ Senpi di Penerbangan Internasional16/01/2019In “Bandara”Bawa Pistol Pink, Seorang Wanita Diamankan Petugas TSA Bandara Internasional Richmond11/05/2018In “Bandara”Bisa Dibuka Langsung Oleh Petugas Keamanan Bandara, Inilah Gembok Koper TSA13/11/2018In “Bandara” Sumber: WBAL-TV Petugas Transport Security Administration (TSA) di Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport mengamankan seorang penumpang yang kedapatan membawa missile launcher (peluncur rudal) di dalam tas yang dibawanya. Kejadian ini terjadi pada Senin (29/7) kemarin dan penumpang ini langsung ditahan oleh otoritas keamanan bandara guna mendapatkan pemeriksaan lanjutan dan mengetahui motif di balik pembawaan missile launcher tersebut.Baca Juga: Bandara di AS Kian Ketat, TSA Wajibkan Pemeriksaan Terpisah Pada Perangkat ElektronikSebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai laman sumber, petugas keamanan bandara langsung memberhentikan penumpang terkait ketika melihat ada sesuatu yang aneh dari barang yang di bawanya di dalam tas. Di dalam keterangan yang diberikan petugas, pria yang tidak disebutkan namanya tersebut merupakan seorang veteran militer yang membawa pulang missile launcher tersebut sebagai souvenir.last_img read more

PT INTI Dukung Modernisasi Online Ticketing Untuk Penumpang Ferry ASDP

first_imgKedua BUMN ini bersepakat untuk melakukan sinergi pengembangan modernisasi ticketing di lingkungan ASDP melalui penandatanganan nota kesepahaman (memorandum of understanding/MOU) yang digelar Senin (27/11/2017). MOU yang ditandatangani Direktur Utama PT INTI Darman Mappangara serta Direktur Utama PT ASDP Faik Fahmi ini merupakan langkah awal peningkatan sinergi kedua belah melalui optimalisasi sumber daya yang dimiliki masing-masing pihak dalam rangka sinergi badan usaha milik negara (BUMN).Rencananya, kerja sama akan mencakup sinergi bidang industri telekomunikasi, elektronika, informatika, kelistrikan, dan energi. Selain itu, kedua belah pihak menyepakati sinergi bentuk lainnya yang relevan bagi kedua pelat merah ini. “Tujuan besarnya untuk mendapatkan efisiensi dan pertumbuhan bisnis perusahaan melalui kerja sama yang saling menguntungkan,” ungkap Direktur Utama PT INTI Darman Mappangara, usai penandatanganan MOU, di Kantor Pusat PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry, Jakarta, Senin (27/11).Dalam kerja sama ini, PT INTI menyediakan perangkat M-POS untuk e-ticketing PT ASDP yang memiliki kelebihan dalam perangkat terintegrasi atau All-In-One Embedded yang meliputi smartphone, mobile printer, e-KTP Reader, dan fingerprint. Selain itu, kedua belah pihak sepakat untuk melakukan kerja sama pemanfaatan layanan INTIPay atau alat bantu pembayaran tunai dan non tunai yang terintegrasi dengan aplikasi pencatatan penjualan serta verifikasi kartu identitas elektronik sebagai media alternatif pembayaran dalam pembelian tiket ferry.Baca juga: Sambut HUT RI Ke-72, PT ASDP Buka Layanan Tiket Online di Tujuh LintasanDirektur Utama PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry Faik Fahmi menyatakan apresiasi atas kerja sama dengan PT INTI terkait modernisasi sistem ticketing di lingkungan ASDP. Menurut dia, selain dapat meningkatkan performa bisnis dan memberikan keuntungan bagi kedua perusahaan, kerja sama layanan dalam transaksi e-ticketing ini akan semakin memudahkan pengguna jasa saat membeli tiket ferry.Diungkapkan, dengan adanya perangkat terintegrasi layanan transaksi tiket akan lebih praktis, manifest penumpang lebih akurat karena langsung membaca data dari e-KTP, dan layanan pembayaran INTIPay mendukung rencana PT ASDP dalam penerapan transaksi non tunai dalam pembayaran tiket.Darman ikut menambahkan, sinergi komprehensif ini rencananya akan berlaku selama setahun sejak nota kesepahaman ini disepakati. “Harapannya, kerja sama ini akan berkelanjutan tidak hanya pada induk perusahaan, tapi juga pada anak usaha dan afiliasi,” tuturnya.Pihak PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry rencananya akan memprioritaskan penyediaan layanan baru ini pada cabang utama seperti di Merak, Bakauheni, Ketapang, Gilimanuk, Padangbai, Lembar, Kayangan dan Pototano. Meski begitu, belum ada informasi lebih detail tentang jadwal soft launch layanan baru dari dua BUMN ini, sumber internal ASDP menyebut masih diperlukan penyelarasan dalam sisi regulasi. Sementara untuk pembelian tiket kendaraan tetap melalui jalur pelabuhan, pasalnya penentuan golongan kendaraan ditentukan lewat sistem berbasis sensor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTiket Online Ferry ASDP: Animo Menurun Pasca Lebaran, Optimis Meningkat di Liburan Akhir Tahun31/10/2017In “Angkutan Ferry””Ferizy,” Mudahkan Penumpang Beli Tiket Kapal Ferry Merak-Bakauheni dan Ketapang-Gilimanuk28/07/2020In “Angkutan Ferry”Tuntas di 2020, PT ASDP Targetkan Digitalisasi di Semua Pelabuhan06/02/2020In “Angkutan Ferry” Sudah setahun belakangan PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry meluncurkan layanan online ticketing, namun harus diakui adopsi sistem dan user interface yang diterapkan masih jauh tertinggal dari penyedia layanan moda transportasi lainnya, salah satunya belum ada aplikasi untuk penggunaan di smartphone dan sistem pembayaran yang masih terbatas menggunakan ATM di bank-bank tertentu.Baca juga: Tiket Online Ferry ASDP – Animo Menurun Pasca Lebaran, Optimis Meningkat di Liburan Akhir TahunUntuk menjawab tantangan tersebut, hari ini PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry menjalin kerja sama strategis dengan PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia alias PT INTI untuk melakukan modernisasi pada sistem penjualan tiket online, khususnya untuk target penumpang kapal ferry yang tidak membeli tiket di pelabuhan.last_img read more

UWF’s season ends with 75-66 loss in NCAA Regional Semifinals

first_img JACKSON, Tenn. – The No. 4 seed West Florida women’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament run came to an end with a 75-66 loss at No. 1 seed Union (Tenn.) Saturday night at Fred DeLay Gymnasium in Jackson, Tenn. The Argonauts (20-9) kept the game close but were unable to upset the No. 12 nationally-ranked Lady Bulldogs (28-3) who remained undefeated at home this season. “We started off slow,” UWF coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton said. “We’ve got a very young team. Before this season, I don’t know if anyone would have predicted that we’d win 20 games with such a young team. For this team to battle to get 20 wins, make it to the NCAA Tournament and get a win in the first round, is a huge stride for us.” UWF had advanced to the NCAA South Region Semifinals for the third time in school history. The Argos won 20 games in a season for the fifth time in school history and finished with their best winning percentage (.670) since 2005-06. Brianna Williams (Minneapolis, Minn./North Dakota) led UWF’s scoring effort with 20 points and five rebounds. Jasmine Wigfall (Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek HS) scored 12 points with five rebounds, three steals and three assists. Kelly Preston (Waunakee, Wisc./Denver) added 12 points, six rebounds and two blocks. “Coming into this game, we had a giant in front of us,” Yelton said. “Union is a great team. They’ve got a great scorer on their team. We just came out a little slow, but we fought back. We cut the lead, stayed on it, but we just didn’t have enough to come back.” The Argos trailed by as much as 18 in the first half, down 30-12 at the 7:57 mark. But UWF cut the lead to single digits to trail 42-33 at the break. UWF cut UU’s lead to two, down 51-49 with 12:17 remaining in regulation, but the Lady Bulldogs went on a 9-2 run and held on the rest of the way for the win. Toni Brewer (Huntsville, Ala./Sparkman HS) finished the season with 253 rebounds, the eighth most in a single season at UWF. Williams finished the season with 71 steals, tied for the 10th most all-time in a single season. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

MSU assistant Aqua Franklin accepts position at Kansas

first_imgFormer MSU assistant Aqua Franklin accepts an associate head coaching position at Kansas.Former MSU assistant Aqua Franklin accepts an associate head coaching position at Kansas.STARKVILLE After the loss of four seniors from last year’s team, Mississippi State will be without one of its assistant coaches next year as well.Aqua Franklin accepted the associate head coaching position at Kansas, the school announced Wednesday.Franklin joined Vic Schaefer’s staff in 2012. She was a key cog in helping the Bulldogs make one of the nation’s largest turnarounds.“Aqua has been with me eight years as a player and coach, and while I hate to see her leave, I’m happy for her. She has the opportunity to take that next step professionally as the associate head coach at Kansas and work with people that she’s very familiar with and I’m very familiar with,” Schaefer said. “I’m disappointed to lose her. She has meant a lot to me personally and professionally. We are certainly excited for her in this next step of her coaching career.”Franklin joins new Jayhawk coach Brandon Schneider, who she worked under as assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin in 2010-11. Franklin coached at Kansas during the 2011-12 season before joining Schaefer’s staff in 2012.Contact Michael Bonner at [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

Man City v Chelsea player ratings

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Below-par Chelsea are beaten by CityMourinho admits City deserved their win Goals from Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri sent below-par Chelsea out of the FA Cup. Here’s how we rated the Blues players in their 2-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium. Petr Cech: 6Looked uncertain at times but was blameless for both goals.Branislav Ivanovic: 5Got into some decent positions on the right but his delivery was generally poor.AdChoices广告Gary Cahill: 7Had a good game at the back, saving the day with a number of blocks and interceptions.David Luiz: 5Often unfairly criticised because of his adventurous style, but he was very poor in this game. All over the place at times and was badly at fault for the second goal, when he pushed up for offside but not decisively enough and then appealed for the decision rather than track Nasri.Cesar Azpilicueta: 5Was given plenty of problems by City and was sluggish in the build-up to the first goal.John Mikel Obi: 5Simply didn’t do the things that Mikel usually does well. He was slow to pick up runners and too often drawn out of position, enabling City players to break beyond him towards the Chelsea box.Nemanja Matic: 6Fared better than Mikel but was second best to the excellent Yaya Toure. A far cry from Matic’s brilliant display in the recent league win at City.Ramires: 5A poor display on the right, where he offered very little going forward or as defensive cover.Willian: 5Very quiet. Usually when not much comes off for Willian his sheer persistence and work ethic shines through, but in this match he looked jaded and could perhaps have done with a rest.Eden Hazard: 6Did nothing wrong as such but James Milner, who had an excellent game, managed to control him.Samuel Eto’o: 5Ineffective before being taken off at half-time.Mohamed Salah: 6Looked lively up front after being brought on but lacked support.Fernando Torres: 6Showed good movement after coming off the bench but City scored soon afterwards and the game was beyond Chelsea’s reach.Oscar: 6A final throw of the dice by Blues boss Jose Mourinho but was unable to change things.Manchester City Had a point to prove after two league defeats against Chelsea and their intensity was too much for the visitors. Toure dominated in midfield and as well as scoring the all-important opening goal, Jovetic caused the Chelsea defence all sorts of problems.Man of the match: Tourelast_img read more

Cyber Monday Sports Sales 2018

first_img 600 Cyber Monday Sports Sales 2018 Go To Topic Listing ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor Sports Logo News Link to post joekono Cyber Monday Sports Sales 2018 November 26, 2018 – 14:05 PMBack home, back to work, back to real life, and the sudden realization that you need to buy someone special a present! Or treat yourself to something nice. Welcome to Cyber Monday 2018! This year, the Cyber Monday sales look, […] Read More… 0 Link to post 0 Reply to this topic Cyber Monday Sports Sales 2018 120 Quote Recommended Posts 600 Posted November 27, 2018 Members CCSLC Night Crew leader? ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead Forums Home Members SL.N News Share this post NewsBot Location:New Jersey Share this post 120 You can post now and register later. joekono Posted November 27, 2018 This post felt like a Fanatics experience  600 Quote 7,537 posts Desktop Tablet Phone Sports Logo News 1   Only 75 emoji are allowed. 0 jp1409 OMMF Members 1,660 Join the conversation SportsLogos.Net SportsLogos.Net Newscenter_img I’m with OMMF as fas as Fanatics goes and everyone read the small print EXCLUDES JERSEYS as usual. Mitchell and Ness 40% off. Insert image from URL 1,660 1,233 posts jp1409 Posted November 26, 2018 Quote Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Posted November 27, 2018 Ice Jerseys for Canadian folks has 30% on prices that are already pretty good (compared to other Canadian stores) and free shipping on $85 or more. I ordered four MLB jerseys for my sons and paid only $120 Canadian delivered including taxes. Pretty sweet deal. SportsLogos.Net News Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net × Quote Sports Logos If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Share on other sites Followers 2 Forums Home 521 Sign in to follow this   Members 1,660 Share this post 120 Reply to this topic… Followers 2 Cyber Monday Sports Sales 2018 ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead 521 ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL. 1,735 posts 521 298 posts Submit Reply Share on other sites Sports Logos By SportsLogos.Net News, November 26, 2018 in Sports Logo News All Activity Share this post Location:Latitude 47° All Activity OMMF Sign in to follow this  last_img read more

Pistons’ Bruce Brown says he had thumb surgery last month

first_img FOLLOW US COMMENT LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Pistons guard Bruce Brown had thumb surgery last month and is ready to play if the NBA season resumes.Brown said during a video conference Friday that a ligament was placed back onto his thumb bone.“If the season was to start, I’d be back,” he said. “I think my timeline was like six weeks.”Brown said he played through the problem this season, and while it could be painful, it didn’t limit him much.Brown has scored 8.9 points per game this season, more than double his average as a rookie in 2018-19. center_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 16th May, 2020 08:59 IST Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 16th May, 2020 08:59 IST Pistons’ Bruce Brown Says He Had Thumb Surgery Last Month Pistons guard Bruce Brown had thumb surgery last month and is ready to play if the NBA season resumes.last_img read more

Friday IMCA Modified Duel In The Desert qualifiers go to Most, Taylor

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 11) ­– Josh Most and Peyton Taylor started third and finished first in their respective Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified qualifying features on night two of Las Ve­gas Motor Speedway’s Duel in The Desert.Most led Jordan Grabouski, four-time Duel king Jeremy Payne and Rob Sanders across the stripe in Friday’s first 25-lapper while Taylor won ahead of Jason Noll, Tim Ward and Stormy Scott in the night­cap.Most and Taylor each earned $777; the top four from each qualifier advance to Saturday’s $7,777 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event.Most ran the low side off turn four to take the lead from Sanders the second time around the half-mile Dirt Track.Following a lap seven caution, Most, Sanders and Grabouski pulled away while Todd Shute had his hands full holding off Payne and Benji LaCrosse for the final transfer position.Payne took over fourth with 10 laps left. Grabouski closed on the leader as the front pair neared traffic but Most held on to win by five car lengths.Ryan McDaniel drew the pole start for the second qualifier and stayed in front before Taylor and Adam Armstrong drove by following a ninth circuit restart.Taylor put some distance between his back bumper and the rest of the field following a restart two laps later. Noll worked his way back to the second spot while the 11th starting Ward was up to third by lap 15.Scott made his way up from 18th starting to pass Armstrong for fourth the next time around. Noll maneuvered his way to within a car length of Taylor as the race wound down, but Taylor pulled away again for a half straightaway win.Curtis Van Der Wal led every lap of the $500 to win qualifier for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, pulling away from the pack after a lap three caution.Van Der Wal had a half straightaway advantage over Robert Elliott before midway in the 20-lap­per and maintained that margin while running through heavy traffic.Completing the top six and transferring to Saturday’s $1,777 to win main event were 19th starting Lee Jensen, Brian Cooper, Mark Abouzeid and 14th starting Chris McKellar.Last-chance qualifying for both divisions, plus Young Guns and Legends features for Modifieds precede main events on Saturday. Racing starts at 4 p.m. Pacific Time.The Duel In The Desert is broadcast by IMCA.TV. Entries for the 19th annual event topped 250 with drivers representing 22 states and three Canadian provinces.Feature Results 1st Modified qualifier ­– 1. Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa; 2. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 3. Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.; 4. Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; 5. Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; 6. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 7. Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; 8. Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.; 9. Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa; 10. Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; 11. Ricky Alvarado, Grand Junction, Colo.; 12. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 13. Bill Brack, Mead, Colo.; 14. Clay Daly, Salinas, Calif.; 15. Bruce Nelson, Turlock, Calif.; 16. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; 17. Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; 18. Doug Davenport, Veronia, Ore.; 19. Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; 20. Darrell Hughes II, Manteca, Calif.; 21. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 22. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa; 23. Bobby Horton, Yuma, Ariz.; 24. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa; 25. Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; 26. Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; 27. Duane Cleveland, Plumas Lake, Calif.; 28. Nick DeCarlo, Martinez, Calif.; 29. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 30. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas.2nd Modified qualifier ­– 1. Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; 2. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 3. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; 4. Stormy Scott, Cameron, Mo.; 5. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 6. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 7. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; 8. Adam Armstrong, Carlisle, Iowa; 9. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 10. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 11. Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo.; 12. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 13. Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; 14. Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; 15. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 16. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; 17. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; 18. Justen Yeager, Green River, Wy.; 19. Kyle Brown, Madrid, Iowa; 20. Logan Drake, San Obispo, Calif.; 21. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 22. Rex Merritt, Billings, Mo.; 23. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 24. Jeff Stafford Sr., New River, Ariz.; 25. Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; 26. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas; 27. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz.; 28. Jer­emy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; 29. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 30. Steven McCollough, Imperial, Calif.Northern SportMod qualifier ­– 1. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 2. Robert Elliott, Clin­ton, Okla.; 3. Lee Jensen, Bakersfield, Calif.; 4. Brian Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; 5. Mark Abou­zeid, Durham, Calif.; 6. Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Ron Tex Jr., Papillion, Neb.; 8. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; 9. Levi Kiefer, Pahrump; 10. Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; 11. J.R. Herrera, Price, Utah; 12. Brian Pearce, Oakley, Calif.; 13. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 14. Matt Lewis, Bakersfield, Calif.; 15. Shawn Pudwill, Piedmont, S.D.; 16. Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif.; 17. Jordan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; 18. Matthew Hagio, Prunedale, Calif.; 19. Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, Iowa; 20. James Cecil, Bakersfield, Calif.; 21. Clint Reichenbach, Santa Maria, Calif.; 22. Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; 23. Jorddon Braaten, Medford, Ore.; 24. Jared Schweit­zer, Bakersfield, Calif. Peyton Taylor was understandably pumped after winning his Friday night Xtreme Motor Sports IMA Modified qualifying feature at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Duel In The Desert. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)last_img read more

FIFA’s video review system under scrutiny again in Russia

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Accuracy is more important than speed, has become the mantra in Russia.Neither were in evidence Sunday in Sochi as Cameroon defender Ernest Mabouka eventually left the field around three minutes after his boot connected with Emre Can of Germany.Mabouka’s teammate Sebastien Siani had sarcastically applauded the referee when he was wrongly sent from the field. Eventually Siani’s slate was wiped clean and he completed the match.Still, the image of a top referee being openly disrespected will not please FIFA.Roldan arrived at the Confederations Cup trying to rebuild a reputation that was damaged at the 2014 World Cup. There, he was chosen for the second game of the tournament, and incorrectly ruled out two Mexico goals. FIFA did not pick him for another refereeing duty in Brazil.To further damage Roldan’s standing, Germany coach Joachim Loew said neither he nor Can believed the tackle merited even a yellow card.“I didn’t have the impression that it was a mean foul with the intent to hurt the opponent. It was not intentional,” Loew said through a translator at the post-match news conference.Loew, whose Germany team will defend its World Cup title next year, still thinks video review can benefit the game — with one condition.“I think it can be fine-tuned over time so that decisions can be made more quickly,” the German coach said. “That would be great.” Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Wangs stuns Racal, improves to 3-2 Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Portugal had most to complain about one week ago when a potential opening goal in a 2-2 draw with Mexico was ruled out by an offside judged in an earlier phase of play.FIFA stressed last week that all decisions proved ultimately correct, and the controversies were simply inevitable overreactions as world football gets used to a new system being put to its highest-profile tests.Indeed, FIFA President Gianni Infantino felt confident to proclaim video review was “the future of football” and still on track to be approved by the guardians of the game’s laws before the 2018 World Cup.Human error by Roldan seemed the biggest problem Sunday though it added to the perception that video review is capable of causing as much controversy as it solves.FIFA has certainly pulled back from its prediction last year that game-changing decisions — goals scored, penalty kicks awarded, red cards, mistaken identity — could be reviewed and resolved in as few as six seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Wilmar Roldan sent off a Cameroon defender more than three minutes after a high tackle on a German opponent and only after his own case of mistaken identity.The Colombian official arrived at what was arguably the correct decision following two visits to the touchline to consult video replays and first showing only a yellow card, then a red card, to the wrong Cameroon player.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I think everyone is confused, including me,” Cameroon coach Hugo Broos said of referee Roldan after a 3-1 loss in Sochi that eliminated his team. “He and he alone can explain what happened there in that moment.”Cameroon was also involved in two video decisions last Sunday, when possible Chile goals were reviewed for offside rulings. The first goal was disallowed, the second counted in Chile’s 2-0 victory. 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cameroon players protest against referee Wilmar Roldan during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Germany and Cameroon, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)SOCHI, Russia — FIFA’s new video review system is bringing turmoil to the Confederations Cup, with technology designed to deliver quick, clear decisions agitating players and leaving coaches and fans confused.Perhaps even worse for FIFA, the latest controversy on Sunday — exactly one week after four goal reviews in that day’s two matches — made one of the world’s highest-rated referees look hesitant and wrong.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A dream fulfilled for Christian View commentslast_img read more

Football great now mired in corruption scandals

first_imgOlympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Platini’s winning penalty shot in the final against Liverpool is largely forgotten, overshadowed by the death of 39 people — mostly Juventus fans — in a crush at the start of the game at Heysel Stadium in Brussels.He was the top scorer in the Italian league for three consecutive seasons, an astonishing feat for a midfielder, before retiring in 1987 at just 32.INTERNATIONAL CAREERFor the French national team, Platini’s finest hour came at the European Championship in 1984, when the country won its first major international soccer title.He scored a tournament-high nine goals in five matches, a haul that included two hat tricks, and was the heartbeat of a famous midfield that also comprised Alain Giresse, Jean Tigana and Luis Fernandez.Platini was awarded the Ballon d’Or as Europe’s footballer of the year. He also won the award in 1983 and 1985.One of his biggest regrets was never winning the World Cup with France, which lost semifinals against West Germany in 1982 and 1986. He scored 41 goals in 72 games for France.COACHINGPlatini’s sole coaching stint was with France’s national team, and it didn’t go well.He took charge in 1988, and the team failed to qualify for the World Cup in 1990, despite having the talents of Jean-Pierre Papin and a young Eric Cantona. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao LATEST STORIES View comments FILE – In this Feb.22, 2014 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested Tuesday June 18, 2019 over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)Affectionately nicknamed Le Roi, or The King, Michel Platini bestrode the soccer field with inimitable elegance as the world’s best player of the early 1980s, helping to bridge the gap between the eras of Pele and Diego Maradona.Repeatedly voted Europe’s best player, the Frenchman instantly recognizable for his unruly mop of hair and his often grumpy demeanor in his later years went on to become European soccer’s able top administrator as president of the UEFA.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The latest investigation centers on Platini’s decision to vote for Qatar as 2022 World Cup host. Blatter has accused Platini of backing out of a secret “gentleman’s agreement” to support the United State’ bid to be the host country.Platini changed his mind after meeting then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy at his official residence in Paris with Qatar’s crown prince, now emir.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ___CLUB CAREERBorn in 1955 into a family of Italian immigrants living in northeastern France, Platini played the first 10 years of his professional career in his native country, first for nearby Nancy (1972-79) and then for Saint-Etienne (1979-82), with whom he won the French league title in 1981.He later joined the Italian giant Juventus, where he became a global star in the iconic black-and-white jersey between 1982 and 1987.With his graceful technique, peerless passing, pinpoint set-pieces and unhurried style of play, Platini led Juventus to two Italian league titles, the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1984 and the European Cup in 1985.ADVERTISEMENT Athletics, aquatics facilities for PH’s 2019 Sea Games hosting finished by August Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Now his lofty reputation in the so-called beautiful game has been tainted by corruption scandals.Banned from the sport four years ago for financial misconduct, the 63-year-old Platini was questioned by police Tuesday as part of an unconnected corruption probe into the vote that awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini denied any wrongdoing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt is just the latest in a torrent of scandals that have brought down dozens of soccer officials, particularly from world governing body FIFA, in recent years.“Of all those that have been either arrested, indicted etc, Michel Platini is the saddest and most depressing,” former England captain Gary Lineker tweeted. “He was a footballer, one of us.” Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN After France was eliminated from the European Championship in 1992 in the first round, Platini stepped down.He would enjoy more success with the national team as an administrator.ADMINISTRATORHis first big off-the-field role was as joint president of the organizing committee for the 1998 World Cup, which was held in France and became a nation-affirming success. France’s multicultural team won the biggest prize in soccer for the first time.Platini then became part of UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, first as a member of its executive committee and then as its leader after defeating incumbent Lennart Johansson in a presidential vote in 2007. He was the first former player to become UEFA president.While overseeing the continued growth of the behemoth that was the Champions League — formerly the European Cup — Platini tried to curb spending and opposed the introduction of technology in soccer. Under his watch, from 2007 to 2015, more teams were added to the European Championship, and a minimum 10-game ban for racist abuse by players was introduced.DOWNFALLWhile organizing the 1998 World Cup, Platini worked closely with FIFA’s CEO-like top administrator, Sepp Blatter. He helped Blatter become FIFA president in an eve-of-tournament election dogged by claims of vote-buying by other campaign supporters.Platini served as Blatter’s adviser from 1998 to 2002, and those ties that bound the mentor and his protege would bring them both down in 2015 .In 2011, Blatter signed off paying Platini $2 million, a salary Blatter had no authority to approve. cq?) Swiss authorities opened a criminal investigation, and FIFA’s ethics committee banned them both, just as Platini seemed to be about to achieve his ambition of succeeding Blatter as president. Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughinglast_img read more

How can M&CC whimsically change Constables’ uniforms?

first_imgDear Editor,I have observed what seems to be a change of uniform of constables attached to the City Constabulary of Georgetown, from their traditional dark blue uniforms to light blue tops and dark bottoms. These persons moving around the markets and around the city with these new outfits look more like security guards than Policemen.I would like to know if the Georgetown City Constabulary has changed its uniform just like that, without properly sensitising the public. Police departments all over the world are very strongly traditional, and they want their officers to look like Police officers. In other words, what the public associates with “Police officer”.Most people can identify a Police officer by the official Police uniform. When citizens on a busy street are in need of help, they scan the crowds of pedestrians looking for the distinctive uniform of a Police officer. Drivers who come to an intersection occupied by a person in a Police uniform usually willingly submit to that person’s hand directions. Criminals usually curb their unlawful behaviours when they spot a uniformed Police officer in the area. Many parents teach their children to respect and trust a person in Police uniform. How can the Council just whimsically change the uniforms of their Constables like that?Everyone knows that their uniforms were made of cheap polyester, and were poorly tailored, resulting in their wearers being hot and uncomfortable, and that they faded and turned purple after being laundered a few times, but that does not give them the right to just arbitrarily change them? They just needed to purchase high quality and properly tailored apparel.The traditional dark blue crisp uniforms of the City Constabulary conveyed power and authority. Even the slightest alterations to the style of this uniform will change how citizens will perceive these constables. The City Constabulary uniform is a tradition as old as the Constabulary itself, patterned after the London Metropolitan Police, who developed the first standard Police apparel.These first Police officers, the famous “Bobbies” of London, were issued a dark blue, paramilitary-style uniform. The colour blue was chosen to distinguish the Police from the British military, who wore red and white uniforms at the time.Darker colours may have been preferred for their ease in cleaning and their ability to help conceal the wearer in tactical situations. Dark colours help cover up stains and keep the officer from being easily spotted by lawbreakers, especially at night.Is this change of uniform another hare-brained idea by City Hall officials?With thanks,Riley Matthewslast_img read more

Why APNU/AFC’s term in office has been an abysmal failure

first_imgDear Editor,By any major measure, APNU has been a failure. Here are a few instances:1. Drained disposable income of the populace by extracting a 50 per cent increase in taxation over the 2015 to 2018 period. The implementation of over 200 tax measures has seen annual tax revenue at $200 billion in 2018, vs $135 billion in 2014, a whopping 65 billion increase on the backs of the populace. Small wonder the average man is feeling the squeeze.2. Stifled and scared-away investment. With almost four years since the coalition came to power, not a single major private or public investment project has materialised. Instead, the APNU is simply reaping the benefits of investment projects and financing arranged by the PPP Government. From Exxon to the Cheddi Jagan airport, to the new gold mines, manganese mines, bauxite mines – all of these were arranged by the PPP. All new investment has stalled due to the bureaucracy and ineptitude of this APNU/AFC Government. Had APNU not scuttled the Amaila Falls project, a total of US$850 million would have been invested in Guyana and 165 Megawatts of power would have been available this year into the grid at 10 cents per kilowatts. Instead, the country faces blackouts. Nationalisation of the Berbice Bridge is yet another example and, of course, the derailing of the speciality hospital by awarding the contract to a client of an AFC Government Minister.3. Abandoned, ignored of reneged on every major promise made in the APNU/AFC manifesto. Instead of inclusionary policies, measures to improve prosperity, good governance, improving accountability and transparency and zero corruption, the APNU/AFC has ignored each of these. Their performance has been the exact opposite. No wonder the populace is fed-up.4. Draining of foreign reserves and gold reserves by over US$400 million and incurring an overdraft with the Central Bank (illegal) of over US$250 million. As if increased taxation was not enough.5. The populace has lost confidence. Just look at the Local Government Elections (LGE) results. A whopping landslide win for PPP with 61 per cent of the votes vs 34 per cent for APNU and 4 per cent for the AFC.6. Loss of no-confidence vote in Parliament following Charrandas Singh voting with the Opposition in protest of closing the sugar estates and ignoring the plight of the sugar workers.The evidence of the abysmal failure of APNU/AFC is clear. The Parliament and the public have lost confidence in the APNU/AFC coalition Government. Elections must be held in accordance with the Constitution. Elections must be held now.Sincerely,A Grantlast_img read more

Wanyama’s Saints frustrate Chelsea again

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, March 15- Diego Costa ended his seven-game drought but the Chelsea striker’s 18th Premier League goal of the season was not enough to secure victory as the leaders were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Jose Mourinho’s side were desperate to bounce back from their midweek Champions League exit against Paris Saint Germain and take advantage of Manchester City’s surprise defeat against Burnley on Saturday. But Dusan Tadic’s 19th penalty cancelled out Costa’s 11th minute opener and denied the Blues the chance to establish an even more commanding lead over the chasing pack.While a point extended Chelsea’s lead at the head of the table to six points, having played a game less than second-placed City, it was a disappointing end to a frustrating week for Mourinho and company.The draw also frustrated Southampton who were unable to make bigger inroads in their efforts to force their way back into contention for a top four finish.Mourinho had responded to the Champions League exit by rounding on his team’s critics – Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness, the former Liverpool players turned TV pundits, came in for particular attention for their comments about the Chelsea players behaviour towards the referee – and bullishly insisting his team would make up for that set-back by winning the title.The Chelsea manager’s decision to retain 10 of the starting line-up that failed to beat PSG, Willian came in for Ramires, reinforced the view that Mourinho had faith in his players’ resilience.And the opening moments of the game suggested the Portuguese’s confidence was not misplaced with his side capping a bright start with a much-needed goal from Costa.The move that led to Chelsea taking the lead offered a reminder of the qualities they have shown for much of the season with Eden Hazard exchanging passes with Costa outside the Southampton area before working the ball out to Branislav Ivanovic on the right.Costa, meanwhile, spotted a gap in the visitors’ defences and darted into the area where he met Ivanovic’s well-flighted cross with a powerful header from just six yards out. – Wounded morale – The pain of Wednesday evening had been eased, but Southampton responded immediately, confirming they had no intention of simply playing a supporting role as Mourinho’s team repaired their wounded morale.Ronald Koeman’s side had enjoyed a 12-day break since the victory over Crystal Palace that had revived their top-four challenge.Presented with the opportunity to take his players for a mid-season break, Koeman broke with tradition, opting to head for the snow of Switzerland instead of the more traditional warm weather training trip.The move appeared to have had the desired effect with Southampton looking sharp and refreshed as they quickly recovered and were back on level terms thanks to a contentious penalty decision.Referee Mike Dean decided the excellent Sadio Mane was brought down after the Southampton forward found himself sandwiched between Nemanja Matic and Ivanovic.The Chelsea players were clearly unhappy at the decision but, having being accused of surrounding referee Bjorn Kuipers and contributing to the Dutchman’s decision to dismiss Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Wednesday, the reaction this time was muted.There was another potential flashpoint shortly afterwards when Ivanovic’s appeals for a penalty were dismissed, but the home side’s main concern was how to stifle Koeman’s side.Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama were dominating the midfield while Tadic and Mane repeatedly threatened Thibaut Courtois’ goal.By contrast, Chelsea appeared ponderous and were fortunate to reach half-time on level terms.The second half brought an improvement from Mourinho’s side with Costa becoming more prominent, particularly when the forward diverted Willian’s shot against the upright.The momentum of the game continued to favour Chelsea and it took two excellent saves from Saints keeper Fraser Forster to keep out a Hazard header and an Oscar shot before John Terry blazed wide in a frantic finale.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

JonBenet murder case still fascinates

first_img“It’s so bizarre on its surface … and now you have this very forensic-minded public which you didn’t have before,” he said. It is not at all clear that Karr is guilty. His confession appears pockmarked by inconsistencies. Doubts and questions have been raised about whether Karr, who has not lived in Colorado, was ever in the state, let alone at the time of the murder. Authorities, urging patience and caution, will not say whether DNA tests have revealed any connection. It is all very strange. But looking back on the JonBenet case, is it also all too typical? The doubt that now twists around the case took root hours after police reached the Ramsey’s home. As police searched the scene that Thursday afternoon, detectives allowed Patsy’s husband, John, to re-enter the house alone. He emerged a few minutes later, JonBenet’s body limp in his arms. That was the first of what would be criticized as a series of inept mistakes by investigators. It set the scene for the Ramseys to launch their own parallel campaign for clues, even as they straight-armed Boulder Police Chief Tom Koby’s department. And, as supermarket tabloids and cable networks swarmed over the case, a bizarre dynamic began to take shape. “The family is cooperating,” a Boulder city spokeswoman assured reporters early on. “They are in Boulder under protective custody. They are not under house arrest.” By New Year’s Eve, the Ramseys had hired an attorney, their own publicist and their own investigators. Soon, they drew into seclusion, shifting between friends’ homes week to week, their movements and possible motivations the subject of cover headlines in the tabloids. “Cops: Mom Confesses `It’s My Fault”‘ cried the front page of The National Enquirer, two months after the murder. Investigators began to signal their frustration. The case would take months to solve, Koby said. Five months after the murder, he would remove two detectives from the case, including the first one to arrive at the Ramsey home. Later, he would acknowledge mistakes had been made in the early going. Eventually, he would retire in disgrace. As the months dragged on, little headway appeared to be made. Handwriting samples were taken from both of JonBenet’s parents. But their thrust and parry with investigators intensified, as the two sides negotiated publicly about where detectives would be allowed to interview the couple – at their home together or at the police station, recorded on tape. Not until more than four months after the murder did they finally sit down with police for formal interviews. After that, it would be more than a year before the couple and their 9-year-old son, Burke – under the “umbrella of suspicion” along with his parents – were interviewed again. Even as it began to appear that the murderer might never be identified, prosecutors seated a grand jury to examine the case in spring 1998. As the case entered its third year, the grand jury even sought records on the books that JonBenet’s parents bought. But in late 1999, prosecutors announced that no indictments would be issued, citing a lack of evidence. A former Boulder detective went on TV, declaring that she knew who the murderer was, but that the killer would never be brought to justice. By the end of 2000 – four years after the murder – with investigators exhausted, vast amounts of time and money spent and no apparent progress made, many observers believed the case might never be solved. “JonBenet Ramsey has been dead for 1,441 days,” wrote Chuck Green, a columnist for The Denver Post. “The investigation into her murder has been dead for just as long.” That is the case that Mary Lacy inherited when she became the new district attorney for Boulder County, promising to revisit JonBenet’s death. In 2003, a federal judge in Atlanta concluded that evidence in the case was far more suggestive that an intruder had killed JonBenet than one centering on her mother, who had become the prime suspect in many minds. Lacy agreed. Patsy Ramsey died in June.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ten years later, it is a blur of morbid fascination and speculation, of gross misjudgments and disturbing suspicions, a torrent of bold type and flashing images that makes it difficult to remember the dark winter stillness in which it all started. It was 5:22 a.m., the morning after Christmas, 1996 – the moment the story of JonBenet Ramsey simultaneously ended and began. In the 15-room Tudor home at 755 15th St., Patsy Ramsey picked up the phone and dialed 911. Please help, she implored the Boulder, Colo., police dispatcher; someone had stolen her little girl. When police officers arrived at the home in the upscale Chautauqua neighborhood, not far from the University of Colorado campus, they were told they were looking for a 6-year-old with shining eyes and flowing blonde hair, a diminutive beauty queen. They studied a ransom note found inside. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“Mr. Ramsey: Listen Carefully!” it began. “At this time we have your daughter in our possession. She is safe and unharmed, and if you want to see her in 1997, you must follow our instructions …” In that moment, the case, horrific as it was, was at least fairly straightforward. By afternoon, even that dubious bit of reassurance would be lost. Nearly a decade has passed since then. But the uproar unleashed this past week by the arrest in Thailand of John Mark Karr, a 41-year-old itinerant teacher who says he killed JonBenet, makes it clear that fascination with the case, while it may have ebbed over time, has never really diminished. And it provides just one more discomforting twist to a story that continues to both repulse and intrigue in a way that few other notorious cases have ever done. “We move on (from other cases) because they get replaced. They’re almost generics. But how many involve victims of this degree of wealth? How many involve … parents of victims who call press conferences (to) keep it alive?” says Andrew Vachss, a best-selling author of crime novels that are an outgrowth of a career spent defending the rights of children. last_img

David Beckham hit with six-month driving ban after using phone at the wheel

first_img tense 2 no dice Valencia vs Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNewport vs Mansfield (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Tranmere vs Forest Green (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Aston Villa vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs Leeds United (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORTSunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Doncaster vs Charlton (Sunday, 12:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Everton (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Mansfield vs Newport (Sunday, 6pm) – talkSPORT 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LIVE ON talkSPORT LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS He said: “Instead of looking straight forward, paying attention to the road, he appeared to be looking at his lap.”He added: “He (the witness) says that the defendant was operating a handheld device at knee level. At that moment a photograph was taken.“The defendant was holding the mobile phone in the upright position.” huge blow Beckham, who appeared in court wearing a dark grey suit and tie, was told by District Judge Catherine Moore that he would be disqualified as she gave him six additional points to the six he already had for previous speeding matters.The star stood in court to say his full name, date of birth and his west London address.Prosecutor Matthew Spratt said Beckham was photographed by a member of public as he drove in “slowly moving” traffic while holding a phone. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Beckham, 43, was reported for the offence by a member of the public after he was spotted using the device while driving in Great Portland Street on November 21.He had already pleaded guilty by post and received his punishment at Bromley Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon.His case was initially considered last month, through an administrative process known as a single justice procedure, which is not open to the press or public. REPLY gameday cracker Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Beckham has been banned from driving for six months David Beckham has been disqualified from driving for six months after using a mobile phone at the wheel of his Bentley.The former England captain was handed six points on his license following the incident in London’s West End. shining talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Beckham was spotted using his phone by a member of the public ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Gerrard Tyrrell, mitigating, said his client was travelling slowly and has “no recollection of the day in question or this particular incident”.He added: “There is no excuse for what took place but his view is as he cannot remember… he’s going to plead guilty and that’s what he’s done.”Beckham was also fined £750, ordered to pay £100 to prosecution costs and a £75 surcharge fee within seven days.last_img read more

Purdue Women’s Basketball Rebounds with 79-67 Win at Hawaii

first_imgPurdue head coach Sharon Versyp cleared her bench in the second half, working through a variety of lineups and personnel groups, but led comfortably the whole way. Hawaii did everything they could to erase the deficit, hitting on 7-of-13 from the 3-point line and draining 64 percent in the fourth quarter, but Purdue’s margin proved too large to cover.Four Boilermaker scored in double figures, led by sophomore Ae’Rianna Harris who hit on 9-of-11 for 18 points. Fellow sophomore Lamina Cooper stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals, hitting 6-of-9 from the floor and not committing a turnover in 27 minutes. Sophomore Dominique Oden hit on four 3’s to score 14 points, and freshman Karissa McLaughlin chipped in 12 points and five assists, hitting a pair of triples.The Boilermakers wrap up tournament play tomorrow, facing Marist University at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Boilermakers shot just shy of 60 percent from the fieldHONOLULU, Hawaii – The Purdue women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Saturday with a 79-67 victory over Rainbow Wahine Challenge host Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Boilermakers cashed in 59.6 percent from the field in the win, including 60 percent from the 3-point arc as they improved to 4-2 on the season.The Boilermakers did all their work in the first half, racing out to a 24-10 lead after the first and a 43-19 halftime edge. It felt at times as if they couldn’t miss, draining shots in bunches and using stout rebounding and converting turnovers to make big runs. Purdue turned 10 Hawaii first-half turnovers into 16 points, and drained 7-of-11 from distance, while holding the Rainbow Wahine to just eight first-half rebounds and 35 percent shooting.last_img read more

Donegal broadcaster nominated for Best Documentary Award at International Festival

first_imgDonegal musician and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta broadcaster Dónall Mac Ruairí will be heading to the Isle of Man for the Celtic Media Awards this week where he is nominated for Best Radio Documentary for a programme from the series Sin an Saol broadcast last summer.The series Sin an Saol featured participants from the ages of 80 to 99 who shared their life experiences with Dónall, touching on many subjects including youth, death, love, contentment, work, emigration, technology, loneliness and more.Fanny Nic Aoidh from An Bun Beag in Donegal, participant in the series Sin an Saol on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.The particular episode of the series that is shortlisted for the Best Documentary prize is the one focused on love. In it, the participants talk about first kisses, heartbreak and lost opportunities.John Mac A’ BhairdThey discuss loss, and their hopes of being reunited with loved ones when the time comes.They share their knowledge of love and all its mysteries, and advise listeners on how to share and receive love.Síle Mhaggie Bn Mhic IonraicThe Celtic Media Festival is an international event, held annually in one of the Celtic nations. Sin an Saol will compete with nine other entries from Wales, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man for the prize for Best Documentary.The festival takes place in the Isle of Man from 3 – 5 May.Participants in Sin an Saol were; Nóra Frainc Chonaill Bn Uí Raghallaigh, Willie Mhary Bhillie Ó Dugáin, Prionsias Mac Giolla Bhríde, Paddy Khit Ó Dónaill, Cathal Mac Cealáin, Peigí Mhic Ruairí, Timlín Ó Dochartaigh, Pádraig Mac Giolla Easpuig, Fanny Nic Aoidh, John Mac a’ Bhaird, Róise Uí Bhaoill, Éibhlín Mhic Breartaigh, John Mac Gaoithín and Sissy Mhaggie Mhic Ionraic.Participants of Sin an SaolDonegal broadcaster nominated for Best Documentary Award at International Festival was last modified: April 30th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Dónall Mac RuairíRaidió na GaeltachtaRTEsin an saollast_img read more

Aura Leisure Centre roll out fantastic summer camps!

first_imgGive yourself some free time and keep the kids busy this summer with Aura Leisure Centre’s Fun and Active camps! The camps are running from the 10th July right through until the 18th August. Kids from 5-12 years of age will have a great time taking part in a range of activities including swimming, basketball, football, arts and crafts, basic lifesaving skills, fun games, bouncy castles, water inflatables and slides and much more.The dates are as follows;July 10th-14thJuly 17th-21stJuly 24th-28thJuly 31st-August 4thAugust 14th-18th The camps are on from 11am to 4pm between Monday and Friday. It costs €65 per child however if there is more than one child per family attending or if kids are signed up to their swim academy/intensive swim lessons, you can avail of a discount.Intensive swim lessons are an excellent way for kids to learn or improve their swimming ability in just one week!Intensive swim lessons run the same weeks as the camps from 10am, and have proven to increase children’s swimming ability massively over the week. Aura will also have family fun swim with our new 12 metre water inflatable and newly refurbished slides every weekend from 2.30-4.30pm and daily in July and August!Along with excellent summer membership deals, there’s something for everyone at Aura leisure Centre this summer.Call the centre on 0749106422 or contact us through our website www.auraleisure.ie for more information and to book your place.Aura Leisure Centre roll out fantastic summer camps! was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Aura Leisure Centresummer campSWIMMINGlast_img read more

Cloud for All Industry Collaborations Surge at Cloud Day

first_imgSince we announced the Cloud for All initiative last summer, Intel engineering teams have been hard at work driving industry collaborations.  Our goal, unleashing tens of thousands of new clouds through delivery of easy to deploy and manage solutions to the marketplace.  With Cloud for All, we have assembled the largest developer team working on OpenStack. We’ve opened the OpenStack Innovation Center with Rackspace and the OpenStack Foundation, and developers are actively testing code at scale.  We’ve addressed some of the key enterprise feature gaps in the OpenStack platform today with tens of thousands of lines of code submitted addressing capabilities such as high availability for tenants and services, network and storage support, and ease of deployment.  We’ve launched a series of bug smashing events with the OpenStack community and have addressed over a quarter of the known bugs to date.  We’ve worked with industry leaders such as CoreOS, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Mirantis, RedHat, SUSE, and VMware to deliver optimized SDI stacks and have integrated them with industry partners into technical reference architectures ready for customer deployment.  Finally, we’ve delivered nearly 100 POCs and trials of these solutions with successful results in TCO reduction and agility increase.This has certainly been excellent progress, but with Cloud Day we’re unveiling a number of new collaborations to drive deeper investment in the industry SDI stack evolution.  We are optimizing software with underlying Intel architecture capabilities while accelerating successful deployments in enterprise data centers.  In other words, we have hit the turbo button on Cloud for All and our work with the industry to democratize cloud.Let me start with investment in SDI solutions.  Enterprise customers have been looking for opportunities to run traditional VM based workloads alongside containerized applications with the ability to seamlessly integrate both into their environments. That’s why we’re so delighted by the announcement of a collaboration with CoreOS and Mirantis to integrate Kubernetes and OpenStack into a single open source SDI set of capabilities, eliminating confusion caused by solution fragmentation and giving our customers a clear path to deployment of mixed VM and container environments.Kubernetes was initially delivered by Google to encourage broad proliferation of container app development models, and CoreOS, the company who has delivered the Tectonic solution to the market, makes an ideal partner for leading the Kubernetes development.  Mirantis, a pure play OpenStack vendor, brings tried and true expertise on the OpenStack platform to the collaboration.  We will be offering all software as upstream contributions benefitting the entire community towards accelerated SDI innovation. Expect more details on this collaboration at the OpenStack Summit in Austin.Equally as critical as open source platform innovation is optimization of the SDI stack with underlying infrastructure.  We announced the creation of the Intel Cloud Builders program today with over 30 industry leaders to spur broad optimization of SDI and drive integration of these solutions into the market.  The program will offer developer education opportunities, drive optimization efforts into deployable reference architectures, and integration of available solutions with end user POCs and trials. We’ve published 20 reference architectures today with the launch, and these can be viewed at cloudbuilders.intel.com.Examples of the type of optimization efforts driven through Intel Cloud Builders are two software collaborations announced today focused on Snap, our open source telemetry framework that provides access to data on the states and capabilities of underlying infrastructure enabling more acute awareness and control of data center infrastructure.  We announced a collaboration with raintank to integrate snap into Grafana.  I hosted Torkel Odegaard, Co-Founder of raintank, onstage to share a demo of Grafana at work, and Torkel surprised the crowd with an announcement of the new Grafana 3.0 and launch of Grafana.net delivering this new capability to the hundreds of thousands of current Grafana users.  We also announced that leading provider Iron.io will be integrating snap into their future software platforms.At the end of the day, we collaborate with the industry to drive deployment of cloud solutions and bring the agility and efficiency of the cloud model to the mainstream. This is why our announcement with VMware is an important aspect of our strategy to drive broad cloud deployments in the enterprise this year.  We announced the creation of a network of Centers of Excellence, resources for end customers to get custom configuration support, run POCs, and access reference architectures to speed deployments on premises.  We expect hundreds of customers to access the COEs this year with the first COE opening its doors today for customer engagement.  Additionally, we’ve teamed up with NIST to drive the latest cybersecurity standards and compliance into the COEs offering customers a unique opportunity to leverage the latest security technologies from both companies into their deployments.If you’re excited as I am about the progress we’re making with accelerated industry innovation towards unleashing tens of thousands of clouds, I encourage you to engage with us on this journey.  If you’re coding open source software for SDI, engage with us in the OpenStack Innovation Center, learn more about our CoreOS, Mirantis collaboration, or get connected with us on github with snap. If you’re a hardware or software company working in this space, consider membership in Intel Cloud Builders, and start talking to us about collaborations to deliver optimized solutions to the market.  If you’re looking to deploy cloud solutions, check out our solutions catalog and talk to us about a POC or trial.  Cloud is the greatest disruptor of business today, and we’re looking forward to working with you to drive the democratization of cloud to deliver this disruptive power to all.last_img read more

Eden Hazard must exploit God-given talent, says Antonio Conte

first_imgMidfielder Eden Hazard must continue to be decisive on the pitch and exploit the talent he is blessed with to become one of the game’s greats, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said.The Belgian has made just three substitute appearances in the league since returning from an ankle fracture sustained on international duty in June but impressed in the Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid in midweek.Conte, who could hand Hazard his first league start in the home game against Manchester City on Saturday, said the 26-year-old had a big chance to reiterate his importance to the team.”In every game he finds a way to be decisive, to score or make an assist for his team mates, I love this about him and that’s what I ask of him,” Conte told the club’s website (www.chelseafc.com).”We need a player with his talent and it’s important for a coach to ask him to be decisive. God gave him this talent and he must exploit it. It’s my job to push him to be decisive.”The Italian said Hazard was different to attackers such as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, who were more relentless in their pursuit of goals.”Sometimes with Eden, if he scores one goal he’s happy and if there is another situation he prefers to make an assist, not to score a second. With Ronaldo, he scores one goal and wants to score twice, three times, the same with Messi,” he said.”I don’t think selfish is the right word because I don’t like selfish players. I like players who think for the team, not themselves,” he added.advertisement”Eden is not selfish, he’s a player who loves to play football, he enjoys playing football. I like his behaviour and his attitude but in every game he must be decisive.”With Chelsea back in the Champions League, Conte said Hazard also had the opportunity to test himself against the best.”Eden is a top player and I think this season he has a big opportunity because we are playing in the Champions League and, together with the Premier League, it’s important to show you are a top player and you can compete to be the best.”last_img read more

Charles Leclerc looks like a gamble by Ferrari – but he’s not

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Read more Motor sport Since you’re here… Mere numbers do not tell the full story quite as clearly as his racecraft does. In Baku he took places at the start, then made Pierre Gasly and Lance Stroll look sluggish as he passed them at a restart, before defending his place against Fernando Alonso. It was the race of a driver who had found his feet in a new formula remarkably swiftly and another outstanding meeting in Spain followed.Since which the talk of him moving to Ferrari gathered more and more momentum, an additional weight he has handled with aplomb. Open and straightforward in person, he is given to considering answers to ensure what he says is of import, reflecting a character that is constantly looking for ways to improve. This ability to exercise self-analysis will stand him in good stead when steps into the spotlight next season.When he does so, Leclerc will immediately be in the mix with Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in a car proven to be well-balanced and quick. Ferrari believe he is ready to do so and F1 will be all the better for their faith in him. Support The Guardian Sportblog Throwing young talent into the heat of the battle at the very front of the Formula One grid is a bold move. For Ferrari, who have chosen to do just that by promoting the 20-year-old rookie Charles Leclerc to the team for next season, it is also out of character, given their usually more conservative approach to appointing drivers. Yet the Scuderia are far from taking a chance with Leclerc, one of the most exciting talents in the sport, who has proved he has the attributes to partner Sebastian Vettel in the most prestigious drive in motor racing.Last season, on his way to a dominant title win in F2, Leclerc told me at the Hungaroring it was still a dream to make it to F1. He did not have to wait long and now drives for Sauber. Before this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, his home race, he said it was “a dream” to one day drive the red cars. In 2019 his remarkable and almost unprecedented fulfilment of all these aspirations will be complete as he joins Ferrari, to replace Kimi Räikkönen.This was sooner than expected, despite his talent. He is the youngest driver to have been appointed by Ferrari since Ricardo Rodríguez entered the Italian Grand Prix for the Scuderia in 1961. More noticeably, he is the least experienced driver they have appointed since Enzo Ferrari opted to give Gilles Villeneuve a shot in one of his cars at the Canadian Grand Prix in 1977. Villeneuve had only one race to his name; Leclerc will take his seat with just one season under his belt. Formula One 2018 Ferrari Reuse this content Topics Formula One Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Share on Facebook Share via Email Marcus Ericsson (right) blows out the candles of a cake celebrating his 28th birthday, held by Charles Leclerc. The younger man has out-qualified his Sauber teammate by 10 races to three. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. When the season opened this was far from a foregone conclusion. Sauber brought an aggressive new design this season. A rookie year is tough enough in a tried and tested ride but their car was a handful to drive as they began to understand the package and attempt to unlock its potential. A spin at the third round in China was chastening for Leclerc.He reacted with complete professionalism and went back to the team to work through ways he and the car could develop together. What followed caught Marchionne and everyone else’s attention. At the next round in Baku he was sixth. Four more points finishes from the following five races ensued. Over fastest lap pace the Sauber is the second slowest car on the grid, yet Leclerc has put it into Q3 three times and out-qualified his vastly more experienced team-mate, Marcus Ericsson, 11 times to three. Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Charles Leclerc to replace Kimi Raikkonen as Ferrari ring changes comment Ferrari brought him into their young driver academy in 2016 and were clearly aware then of his potential. At the Hungaroring last year, although he was driving in F2 for Prema, a representative of the Scuderia had to be present when he was interviewed, so protective were they of their protege. Their nurturing has worked well, if coming to fruition possibly sooner than expected.Crucially Leclerc had put in the performances this season to impress the late Sergio Marchionne, the former Ferrari chairman who wanted him in the car in 2019; the team have honoured his intentions. Sebastian Vettel has questions to answer as he lets slip a great chance Share on Twitter Read more Facebook Twitter Share on Pinterest Giles Richards Yet there is no sense that this unusual shift in policy is anything but calculated on Leclerc’s obvious talent. It would have been easy to maintain Räikkönen for one more season and for Leclerc to remain at Sauber. Ferrari have made a bold move but it is one the Monégasque driver deserves.He is calm, assured and mature beyond his years. Leclerc dealt with both the death of his godfather, Jules Bianchi, in 2015 and his father last year with remarkable composure. Before this season began he was honest about the scale of task that lay ahead and has since proved able to adapt and learn with alacrity.last_img read more

Today is Be Your Donor Day

first_imgToday is Network for Good’s official Be Your Donor Day. Today is the day all nonprofits should review their digital fundraising channels through their donors’ eyes. Of course, while every day should be Be Your Donor Day at your organization, we want to encourage all fundraisers to devote some time today to experiencing their outreach and donation process from their donor’s perspective. A third of all online giving will happen in December—now is the time to make sure your donors will have an easy giving experience that inspires and delights them. Don’t let your hard work of creating a great year-end fundraising plan go to waste! Make it your mission to find and fix any problems that may trip up your donors before the busiest giving days of the year. So, what can you do to celebrate Be Your Donor Day? Here are some suggestions:— Visit our Be Your Donor Day headquarters for donor-centric fundraising resources, including a Be Your Donor checklist and year-end fundraising guide.— Pledge to set aside time to view your entire fundraising and donation process from your donor’s perspective.— Put on your “donor hat” and make a donation, submit a contact form on your website, and call your main phone line. What happens? Is the process what you’d expect? Is it easy?— Ask a friend or family member (someone not overly familiar with your organization) to help you test your website and donation page.— Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #BeYourDonor.We asked a few of our friends in the nonprofit space to share their suggestions for Be Your Donor Day. Read on and check out their amazing tips:Kivi Leroux Miller wants you to rethink your newsletter strategy. Make it a valuable resource for your donors.Social Media for Nonprofits co-founder Darian Rodriguez Heyman recommends you follow the Burrito Principle when timing your social media posts. Post important updates when your donors and supporters are most likely checking their feeds.Mark Rovner and Alia McKee of Sea Change Strategies encourage fundraisers to consider the appreciation you show your donors. Would your organization pass the Bulls-Eye Test?Joanne Fritz suggests you view your website from the donor perspective. In addition to having a nice, clean layout with a prominent DonateNow button, your website should also strive to answer your donor’s most important questions.Form connections and get to know your donors, supporters and prospects, says Nancy Schwartz. Do donors feel connected to you and your organization?Big Duck’s Farra Trompeter shared this gem from last year’s Be Your Donor Day: make sure your donors love you! Here are 11 ways donors show you they care about your organization. Take the pledge to Be Your Donor and make your emails, donation page, website, and social media more donor friendly!I’d love to hear your ideas — share how you plan to “Be Your Donor” in the comments below.last_img read more

What’s going on with male contraception? Is it the future?

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: [1] Are men ready to use thermal male contraception? Acceptability in two French populations: New fathers and new providers[2] Male Contraceptive Development: Update on Novel Hormonal and Nonhormonal Methods[3] Modeling the impact of novel male contraceptive methods on reductions in unintended pregnancies in Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States[4] Potential impact of hormonal male contraception: cross-cultural implications for development of novel preparations[5] Update on male hormonal contraception[6] Beyond the Condom: Frontiers in Male Contraception[7] RISUG: An instravasal injectable male contraceptive[8] https://www.parsemus.org/projects/vasalgel/[9] Why We Still Don’t Have Birth Control Drugs for Men[10] Stealthing: What You Need to Know[11]https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03452111[12] Efficacy and Safety of an Injectable Combination Hormonal Contraceptive for Men[13] https://arstechnica.com/features/2018/02/more-than-half-a-century-later-wheres-the-male-pill/[14] Dundee University researchers start work on male pill[15] Male contraception: Another holy grail[16] https://www.packard.org/grants-and-investments/grants-database/parsemus-foundation/[17] Reproductive Motivation and Family-Size Preferences among Nigerian Men[18] ‘Rape-Adjacent’: Imagining Legal Responses to Nonconsensual Condom RemovalShare this: Posted on October 18, 2019October 18, 2019By: Emily Gerson, 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Disclaimer: While we recognize that not all people with male sex organs identify as men, we will be using the terms “men/male” to refer to people with penises and “women/female” to refer to people with uteri. We apologize for the cis- and heteronormativity that this promotes.Although it is impossible to become pregnant without contribution from a man, the contraception industry has virtually ignored their role in procreation, leaving their options stagnant in condom use, vasectomies, and the withdrawal method. Men who have female partners are frequently involved in conversations regarding birth control, but a man educating himself and encouraging his partner’s usage is wildly different from actual willingness to subject himself to the arduous administration methods and unpredictable side effects that come to be expected with contraceptives.Research has demonstrated that men are not opposed to using contraception if it means safer sex and a shared burden between partners. Male contraception could revolutionize family planning; combining it with female contraception could relieve worry from partners where a woman uses the pill, or similar contraceptives with high user error rates. Still, a lack of knowledge and research holds back progress, and attitudes towards male contraception vary based on location and contraceptive.[1][2][3][5] For instance, 44% of men in Hong Kong expressed willingness to try a male pill compared to 83% of white men in Cape Town, and 32% of men in Edinburgh expressed willingness to try an injectable compared with 62% of white men in Cape Town.[4]This is not to say that research has not been done on this regard. In fact, international research into the idea of male contraception began in the 1970s,[1] and there are numerous male contraception options in very early stages of development, with several drawing more attention than others.So, what are some of the products being tested? From injectables to thermal underwear, methods with varying amounts of hormones (as well as non-hormonal methods) have demonstrated effectiveness, with the drawbacks mainly being unpleasant side effects and demanding means of execution.[2][5]Hormonal methods Male hormonal contraceptives work by suppressing gonadotropins (hormones which stimulate the activity of the gonads) release from the pituitary, inducing the suppression of spermatogenesis (the development of mature sperm cells).[6] Thousands of healthy men have enrolled in clinical trials of male hormonal contraceptives with a nearly universal return of steroid production and spermatogenesis function once the contraceptives are stopped.[6]Large, international studies have demonstrated testosterone’s efficiency in suppressing sperm concentrations, while further research has found that testosterone alone is not as efficient as testosterone plus a progestin, both in the rate and extent of suppression of spermatogenesis.[5][6]Testosterone clears quickly from the system when taken orally, and multiple doses per day is impractical, thus rendering the implementation of a male pill improbable.[2] Hormonal injections are among the most widely researched male contraceptive options, and have been found to be extremely effective, with sperm function returning to normal after discontinuation.[5] In a trial evaluating a testosterone injectable, 61% of the 44 participants who completed the 1-year exposure period rated the injectable as excellent or good and 79% indicated that they would use it if it were available.[3]The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Contraceptive Research And Development Program (CONRAD) analyzed testosterone undecanoate (TU) and norethisterone enanthate (NETE) in a large efficacy study, however after mild to moderate mood changes were noted in some of the participants, an external safety review committee recommended stopping further injections before the planned end of the study.[5]  The most common mood change, found in 16.9% of participants, was categorized as “emotional disorder,” with 63 participants ranking the disorder as “mild,” two ranking it as “moderate” and zero as “severe.” The next most common mood change was mood swings, found in 4.7% of participants, with 16 participants ranking the mood swings as “mild,” three ranking them as “moderate” and zero as “severe.” [12] Although the side effects seem tame when quantified like this, one participant is thought to have taken their own life and another attempted to do so during the trial.[13] WHO and CONRAD will not be moving forward in clinical trials, as there is no more funding available to retest another formulation.[9]Other methods of delivery are also being tested. Nestorone, a transdermal testosterone gel, showed effective suppression of gonadotropins when used for 20 days.[6] With no injections necessary, the gel would be widely accepted, and an encouraging trial showed that most failure was due to inconsistent or nonuse of products, not failure of product’s effectiveness.[2] Nestorone is currently in Phase 2 clinical trials.[10]Non-hormonal methods Perhaps the most recognizable non-hormonal method is RISUG, an injectable form of long acting reversible contraception (LARC) that began development in India in the early 1980s.[6] RISUG has been in clinical trials for decades, with Phase 1 and Phase 2 published in 1993 and 1997, and Phase 3 in 2003. The longest duration of the RISUG bearer was over 13 years.[7]Intellectual property rights to RISUG were acquired by NGO Parsemus Foundation in 2010.[5] Parsemus used the RISUG technology to create Vasalgel, which claims to have a different polymer and formulation than RISUG. Parsemus has performed preclinical studies in rabbits and monkeys, and intends to begin trials in humans in 2020, although human trial start dates had previously been projected for 2018 and 2019.[2] According to the Parsemus website, “The procedure is similar to a no-scalpel vasectomy, except a gel is injected into the vas deferens (the tube the sperm swim through), rather than cutting the vas (as is done in vasectomy). If a man wishes to restore flow of sperm, whether after months or years, the polymer would be dissolved and flushed out.”[8] However, until drug companies choose to allocate funds to and put priority on testing Vasalgel, progress will be extremely difficult.Another fascinating non-hormonal option is thermal contraception. This is based on the notion that in human males, testicular temperature is 2-5 degrees Celsius lower than core body temperature, so when testicular temperature is increased, sperm output is reduced. Specific thermal underwear lifts testes closer to the body and warms them by 2 degrees Celsius.[1] A French study found that males enjoyed that the underwear was natural and non-invasive but expressed concern over the need to wear it continuously.[1]So, what’s stopping progress?Researchers have been playing around with the idea of male contraception for decades, but a lack of urgency surrounds the issue. Regardless of ample enthusiasm for the idea, the fact remains that pursuing male contraceptives like the ones described above would involve significant effort on the part of both male volunteers and the male-led pharmaceutical industry. Myriad hormonal and non-hormonal methods have been studied at least partially, but these studies receive little funding and almost no media attention, and abandonment and incompletion are rampant.[9] Public access to male contraception requires completed and successful clinical trials, which in turn require significant funds and far more participants. Pharmaceutical companies have expressed little interest in male contraception, presumably because the complex drug would not become profitable for many years.[15]Clinical trials that managed to amass the funding and subjects have been cut short due to side effects, such as mood swings, that are frequently associated with female hormonal contraception methods that millions use every day. Should men have to deal with the same side effects women do for the sake of family planning? Well, the flaws in female contraception, despite their use as an argument for leniency in male contraception development, also detract from funding towards male birth control, as better, more effective female contraception is also a public health goal. Sure, women endure severe adverse effects in the name of family planning, but they also have far more at stake, leaving them more likely to deem the side effects worth the risk.Organizations that fund contraception research and promotion are unlikely to divert all of their focus away from women’s health and onto men’s when there is still so much work to be done in achieving access to the family planning options already on the market. Yet, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation have both directed funds towards male contraception research. It’s important to note, though, that female contraception and its role in empowering women from low resource areas continues to be of higher priority.[14][16]Further, male contraception would not eliminate, or even necessarily reduce, the need for female contraception. Even in a hypothetical near future where male birth control is cheap, safe, and accessible, for men to become the sole bearer of contraceptive responsibility the hypothetical future would also need to be one where women can trust the intentions of all men that they are sexually intimate with. Unfortunately, the latter concept proves to be elusive. It is impossible to tell if a potential partner has a long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC), like Vasalgel, and a pill would be easy to lie about having taken. With their bodies, finances, and futures on the line, women might not trust that men are telling the truth. With the prevalence of “stealthing,” the act of secretly removing the condom without the knowledge of the partner, this is not an unfounded fear.[10] Research has shown that men generally desire larger families than women do, and in many cultures women are left out of reproductive decisions.[17] “Stealthing” is rooted in the patriarchal notion that man’s pleasure and his “right” to extend his bloodline justify violating a woman’s bodily autonomy.[18] Covert male contraception could make the abusive behavior even easier. Men are not the only perpetrators of reproductive manipulation, however. Male contraception would grant agency to men who fear being coerced into fatherhood by a deceptive partner. They would not have to carry the child, but fatherhood is itself far too heavy of a responsibility to risk if one is not fully prepared.Though male birth control would not replace its female counterpart, significant interest has been gauged due to the anticipated benefits. While male contraception is unlikely to be publicly available any time soon, it is not yet a lost cause. Nestorone transdermal gel’s clinical trial is estimated to complete by 2021,[11] and Parsemus is currently accepting donations to fund its research.[8] Very recently, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation allotted a grant of about $900,000 (£716,670) to Dundee University in Scotland for research into a male pill.[14] The progress may be slow, but the science is there, and it is promising.last_img read more

Inter outcast Icardi joins PSG on loan

first_imgInter striker Mauro Icardi has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a loan for the duration of the 2019-20 season.The loan reportedly includes an option for PSG to buy the 26-year-old Icardi for €65 million (£59m/$71m). This season, PSG reportedly will pay Icardi €8m, with a €2m bonus should they activate the purchase option in the deal.  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? If PSG do not activate the purchase option, Icardi would return to Inter on wages of €5m per season. Inter have also announced Icardi has signed a one-year extension on his contract, so if he does not join PSG permanently his deal with Inter will run through 2022. The Argentine’s future with Inter has been in doubt since February 2019, when he was stripped of his club captaincy amid reports of contentious contract negotiations between himself, his wife and agent Wanda Nara, and Inter.Icardi would not return until two months later, and though he finished out the season in the squad, he was not part of new Inter head coach Antonio Conte’s plans for the 2019-20 campaign.Inter were vocal about moving Icardi on, with links to Juventus, including a possible swap of Paulo Dybala mooted, while Napoli, Monaco and Atletico Madrid were also mentioned as possible landing spots in recent months.However, he will instead join PSG, where the Ligue 1 champions have been beset by an injury crisis ahead of the start of Champions League play.Star forward Kylian Mbappe suffered a hamstring injury in a late August match against Toulouse and was ruled out for at least four weeks.Striker Edinson Cavani was injured in the same match, having injured his right adductor in the victory.Former Stoke City striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting replaced Cavani, with the 30-year-old having netted three times for PSG in his two appearances since.However, with a September 18 showdown with Real Madrid in the Champions League awaiting the Ligue 1 champions, PSG have elected to bring in another proven option in attack.While PSG have suffered injuries in the early part of the campaign, they are set to welcome back star forward Neymar, who will stay at the club after Barcelona failed to agree a move for the Brazil star.Neymar has yet to feature for PSG this season, as uncertainty in his transfer situation have kept him out of the squad the past two matches.last_img read more

Barkley: I’m Chelsea’s penalty taker & I’ll take the next one

first_imgRoss Barkley says he is Chelsea’s designated penalty taker and insists he will take the next one the club are awarded despite his 87th-minute miss against Valencia on Tuesday.Willian, Jorginho and Tammy Abraham were all in discussion with Barkley after the referee checked with VAR to give a penalty for a handball by Daniel Wass late on in the defeat to the Spanish side.Rodrigo’s 74th-minute goal proved the difference at Stamford Bridge and England midfielder Barkley has insisted he will take another one despite blazing his spot-kick over the bar. 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 “When I’m on the pitch, I’ll take the penalty,” he told reporters. “Obviously I didn’t execute it right but everybody misses penalties. I didn’t score the goal but I felt confident. If there was another penalty in the game, I would have been confident to take it.”You can miss penalties. It’s not the end of the world. We’ve got five more games in the group stage that we’re aiming to win but this didn’t go our way.”Barkley has taken five other penalties during his time at Chelsea across penalty-shootouts and during matches.However, Jorginho is the only Blues player to score from the spot in a competitive match this season after netting in the Super Cup final against Liverpool, with Barkley on the bench.Willian and Abraham have also taken high-profile penalties in the past and Barkley has no hard feelings over the reaction of his team-mates before he stepped up.”We’ve got a lot of good penalty-takers in the squad and on a sheet in the changing rooms it says I’m on penalties if I’m on the pitch,” he added.”Otherwise, it’s Jorginho. But as with all players, sometimes you feel confident to take them on but we can all miss one.”They are confident to take the penalties as well but I practice them every day. I don’t miss them in training and in pre-season I scored penalties. I’ve missed penalties before when I was at Everton and it is one of those things. I’m gutted that I missed but these things happen.”It [the conversations with his team-mates before the penalty] was more like ‘good luck with the penalty’ type of thing. They were encouraging me and would have been willing to take the penalty as well but I felt confident. It was a disappointing night all round. Our first game in the group stage, our first game at home as well, it was disappointing.”Missing a penalty is not the end of the world for me. It is a disappointing result not coming away with the three points and disappointing for me not executing the penalty right. I felt confident that I would have but for me, it is to focus on the next game and to get three points at the weekend.”Chelsea will now turn their focus to a game against Liverpool on Sunday, with the Reds also suffering defeat in the Champions League as they lost 2-0 to Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo.last_img read more

Liverpool vs Salzburg: Haaland only fit for the bench

first_imgLiverpool will be searching for a strong response in the Champions League when they host Austrian champions Salzburg at Anfield on Wednesday.The Reds got their title defence to a disappointing start, losing away to Napoli in their Group E opener.Wednesday evening’s game against Salzburg will be the first European game at Anfield since Liverpool’s famous 4-0 semi-final win against Barcelona, and Jurgen Klopp and his team will be hopeful that the home advantage will be on their side as they look to take points off of the visitors. 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 Salzburg, meanwhile, got their European campaign to a strong start after demolishing Genk 6-2, leaving Liverpool currently bottom of Group E. Game Liverpool vs Salzburg Date Wednesday, October 2 Time 8pm BST / 3pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched  live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) . New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Univision NOW / Galavision fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the UK, the match will be shown on BT Sport 3 and can be streamed via BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 3 BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position Liverpool squad Goalkeepers Adrian, Kelleher, Lonergan Defenders Van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Gomez Midfielders Henderson, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain Forwards Salah, Firmino, Mane, Brewster Alisson still remains on the sidelines after picking up a calf injury in the opening day win over Norwich. The Brazil international is set to return to full training this week, but he will not be ready to feature against Salzburg.”Training is going really well but it was a serious injury and we don’t want to take a chance,” said Klopp on Alisson on Tuesday. “Tomorrow night, no chance and then we have to see for Leicester. [Manchester] United game, probably 100 per cent.”Nathaniel Clyne has been on an extended injury layoff with a knee issue, while both Joel Matip and Xherdan Shaqiri are out of the squad.Liverpool starting XI:  Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane Position Salzburg squad Goalkeepers Stankovic, Kohn, Coronel, Walke Defenders Vallci, Onguene, Ramalho, Ulmer, Farkas, Pongracic, Wober, Kristensen Midfielders Ashimeru, Szoboszlai, Junuzovic, Minamino, Okugawa Forwards Koita, Hwang, Prevljak, Daka, Haaland Star striker Erling Braut Haaland is on the bench due to illness, though coach Jesse Marsch stated that he was in contention.”Erling is healthy and ready for tomorrow,” he said.”The only decision for us is whether he is ready to start or to bring him off the bench.”Salzburg will be boosted by the likes of Marin Pongracic and Hee-Chan Hwang who returned from an injury layoff during the victory over Austria Vienna over the weekend.Antoine Bernede is unavailable for selection due to a broken shinbone picked up last week, while goalkeeper Alexander Walke has not featured this season due to a broken metatarsal.Salzburg starting XI: Stankovic; Kristensen, Onguene, Wober, Ulmer; Szoboszlai, Junuzovic, Mwepu, Minamino; Hwang, DakaBetting & Match Odds Liverpool are priced to win  3/10 with  bet365 . A draw is available at 5/1 while a Salzburg victory is priced at 15/2 .Click here to see all of bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Though Liverpool have managed to reach the UCL final twice in two years, their European away form has been far from perfect  – and their defeat in Naples marked a fourth successive away group-stage loss. They lost all three of their 2018-19 away group stage games against Paris Saint-Germain, Red Star Belgrade, and Napoli.It is at home where the Reds are at their strongest, however, maintaining a 100% record at Anfield in the 2018-19 season and only managing to secure qualification to the last 16 on the final day of the group stage (in which they hosted Napoli and won 1-0).Despite their abysmal away record in Europe, Liverpool are among the favourites to win the Champions League this season, having brought home their sixth title in June after defeating Tottenham in the final.Klopp’s side currently top the Premier League and are five points clear of Manchester City, with the two once again considered the two sole front-runners in the race for the title.The Reds narrowly missed out on winning the double last year after losing out on the league by one solitary point, but they could very well challenge for both honours this season.Erling Braut Haaland Salzburg 2019-20Liverpool might feel that the 2-0 loss to Napoli was not an accurate reflection of the game, but they still need to win against Salzburg should they want to top Group E.Salzburg are familiar opponents to Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, who played for the side from 2012 to 2014 and 2014 to 2016 respectively. The Austrian champions will be far from an easy challenge, also currently topping the Austrian Bundesliga by five points.Klopp will be meeting his match attacking-wise, with Salzburg possessing a frighteningly devastating attacking team of their own. They have scored 45 goals in in their last 10 games, with their scorelines ranging from 7-2, 5-2 and 6-0.Teenage sensation Haaland has been the standout player , netting 17 times in 10 games for the club so far this season, as well as scoring a hat-trick in the victory over Genk.”I respect all other teams. We heard the other score had been 6-2, that is quite some score,” Klopp told reporters in his pre-match press conference.”I watched the match and it became more relative there is not such a massive difference. Salzburg scored four goals on breaks. If Salzburg can be assured of one thing it is that we respect them.”The pressure on us would be greater if we had nine points. We need to win a home match anyway and the pressure is greater.”We don’t have a lot of leeway. We can’t wait for scoring points. We need to get points tomorrow. Tomorrow night Salzburg will have to feel we are Liverpool and that they are in Liverpool and this is Anfield.”These are additional factors. I am only talking but we need to prove this is true.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Lille vs Chelsea: Kante and James start

first_imgChelsea will travel to Lille to play their second game of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday evening, with both sides having opened their European campaigns with defeat.The Blues fell to a 1-0 loss at home to Valencia while Lille were defeated 3-0 in Group H by last season’s UCL semi-finalists Ajax.The West Londoners will be boosted by their weekend Premier League win over Brighton, which saw Frank Lampard earn his first home victory as Chelsea manager. 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 Game Lille vs Chelsea Date Wednesday, October 2 Time 8pm BST / 3pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream TUDNxtra fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the UK, the match will be shown on BT Sport 2 and can be streamed via BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position Lille squad Goalkeepers Maignan, Cesar Defenders Celik, Fonte, Gabriel, Bradaric, Soumaoro, Pied, Djalo, Mandava Midfielders Sanches, Andre, Soumare, Bamba, Araujo, Yazici, Xeka, Maia, Ouattara Forwards Ikone, Osimhen, Leo, Remy Lille starting XI:  Maignan; Celik, Fonte, Gabriel, Mandava; Andre, Soumare; Araujo, Ikone, Bamba; Osimhen Position Chelsea squad Goalkeepers Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Cumming Defenders Alonso, Christensen, Azpiliueta, James, Zouma, Tomori, Guehi Midfielders Jorginho, Barkley, Pulisic, Kenedy, Kovacic, Mount, McEachran, Gilmour Forwards Pedro, Giroud, Willian, Abraham, Batshuayi Chelsea starting XI:  Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; James, Jorginho, Kante; Willian, Abraham, Mount.Betting & Match Odds Lille are favoured at 13/5 to win   with  Bet365 . Chelsea  are priced at  21/20 to secure a victory,   while a draw is 5/2 .Click here to see all of bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview With both Chelsea and Lille losing their opening Champions League group stage matches, they will be facing pressure to pick up points at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.The Blues must win the game if they want to be in good contention to finish first in Group H, currently topped by Valencia and Ajax on three points each.Lampard and Co. will be buoyed after registering their first clean sheet of the season against Brighton on Saturday, but the former Chelsea midfielder will feel that he needs better results from his side to ensure that they go far in the European competition.Chelsea have had an average start to the Premier League season, currently sitting in seventh place and already tasting defeat to the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.They have found difficulty in trying to keeping clean sheets in this current campaign, though problems also lie at the opposite end of the pitch – with Chelsea having registered 24 shots on target against Brighton but only scoring two goals .The Blues boss has been praised for having faith in his young players in a squad full of promising talent, though are still arguably struggling to fill the Eden Hazard-shaped hole in the side despite standout performances from Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount.Yazici Yusuf Lille Champions League 2019-20As for Lille, the Ligue 1 side faced similar problems when they sold Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal earlier in the summer, but find themselves in fourth place in the table.They are just four points adrift of Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain after taking five points from games against Rennes, Strasbourg and Nice.Victor Osimhen has been impressive for Lille with his six goals and two assists from eight league games, though the 3-0 defeat at Ajax will perhaps still be weighing on Christophe Galtier’s mind.Kante remains a doubt for Chelsea despite starting – and scoring – in the Premier League game against Liverpool.”We have to be honest, I thought Valencia wasn’t the worst game for us,” Lampard told reporters on Tuesday.”We played okay and should have got a result. It was a harsh lesson in switching off for a second and losing a match at this level.”I think that idea ramps up even more when you travel in the Champions League and play away from home at stadiums like this against top European teams. Lille have a lot of threats to us, particularly in attacking areas where they have a lot of speed and quality.”But as we sit here now with no points from the first game, it’s a game we have to be very ready for to try and pick up something. The players will be very aware of that.”We can hopefully bring the confidence of the last two results we’ve had, two really solid wins, into tomorrow night. We have to trust that if we play at our best then we’ll get the result we want.”last_img read more

Man Utd legend tells Rashford 13 goals isn’t enough

first_imgMarcus Rashford needs to decide “what he wants to be”, says Manchester United legend Andy Cole, with the 21-year-old told 13-goal returns are not enough for a central striker.The Old Trafford academy graduate has hit that mark in the last two seasons.He has generally been operating from the flanks, with Jose Mourinho preferring to use him in a wide role rather than one down the middle. 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 Rashford has never shied away from the fact that he considers a traditional No.9 role to be his best, but he is yet to convince everyone.Cole admits more will be required from the England international if he goes down that route, with a decision needing to be made by everyone at United on how best to use a home-grown talent.The 1999 Treble winner told The Sun: “He doesn’t really enjoy it with his back to goal and he wants to pick it up and run at the defender.“He is a super talent but he has to decide now what he wants to be. Does he want to be a goalscorer or does he want to play off the left or right? “He’s 21 so I’d like to believe he knows what his strongest position is.“But if you are going to play as a centre forward for Manchester United, you have got to be looking to get yourself 20 goals.“His best return in a season so far is 13 and if that is your best return, and you are the main striker, you are going to have to get yourself a few more.”Roy Keane Manchester UnitedQuestions have been asked of United’s decision to part with Romelu Lukaku over the simmer, with a £75 million ($93m) sale to Inter leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer short on proven firepower.Cole also believes that the Red Devils are lacking in the middle of the park, with a Roy Keane-esque leader required to drag the club through some testing times.The former frontman added: “Roy gave everything on the pitch and was a very vocal individual.“In the modern game, you won’t see a vocal individual getting stuck into one of his team-mates.“But you could say that at Manchester United, we are lacking a little bit of that.“You need someone who is prepared to grab the game by the scruff of the neck, let a few people know what time it is.“You have always got to try and draw the best out of your team-mates. All of them need to step it up – for each other as team-mates, as well as the management.“Ole needs time to play the way he wants to play and get it back to what Manchester United is really about.“United have changed manager quite a few times and everyone has their own plan on how they want to play, so it will take a little bit of time.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Report: Russia 4-0 Scotland

first_imgArtem Dzyuba struck twice and Magomed Ozdoev scored a stunner as Russia wrapped up a deserved 4-0 win over Scotland in Group I of Euro 2020 qualifying.All four goals came in the second half as the hosts threw off the shackles of a frustrating opening 45 minutes, Dzyuba opening the scoring with a volley just before the hour. Ozdoev rifled home the pick of the bunch three minutes later and Dzyuba took his tally for the campaign to eight before Aleksandr Golovin compounded Scotland’s misery in Moscow. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The result puts Russia on the brink of qualification, while Steve Clarke’s Scotland have the significant consolation of knowing they are already assured of a play-off spot courtesy of their Nations League exploits. Clarke made six changes from the 4-0 loss to Belgium, handing debuts to John Fleck and Michael Devlin, but Russia controlled proceedings from the outset.FULL TIME | Russia 4 – 0 ScotlandIt is all over in Moscow. Goals for Dzyuba, Ozdoev and Golovin give the home side win. pic.twitter.com/GV3MPhSNAM— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) October 10, 2019Despite that, they struggled for clear-cut openings before the break, Fedor Kudryashov firing off target when well placed at the back post to underline their lack of a cutting edge.Stanislav Cherchesov’s side, who won the reverse fixture 2-1, continued to press forward and Aleksey Ionov saw a strike blocked by Charlie Mulgrew, with goalkeeper David Marshall remaining untested in the opening 30 minutes.He was relieved to see Golovin’s curling free-kick dip narrowly over the crossbar as Russia’s frustration grew further in a scoreless first half.Dzyuba eventually broke the deadlock when he connected with Golovin’s corner and Ozdoev lit up the contest with an unstoppable drive from outside the box.There was further punishment to come for Scotland, who have now shipped 13 goals across four consecutive losses, with Dzyuba poking into the net amid some questionable defending.Golovin added further gloss with a coolly taken side-footed effort to cap a fine performance from Russia. What does it mean? Russia on the brink, Scotland eye alternative routeRussia are eight points ahead of third-placed Cyprus with three games remaining, making their qualification all but certain. On this display, they will fancy their chances of getting the job done in Nicosia at the weekend.For Scotland, the remaining trio of group matches represent an opportunity to build some form heading into the play-offs.Danger man Dzyuba at the doubleCherchesov’s side were on top throughout a one-sided contest but the breakthrough seemed like it may never come.That was until talisman Dzyuba stepped up and got his side off the mark, breaking down Scotland’s resolve and leaving them vulnerable to the quick one-two punch that followed. He added a third, doubling his own tally, for good measure and is in contention to be the top scorer in qualifying.Woeful outing for sorry ScotlandThis was a chastening outing for Scotland, who can in truth point to very few positives, if any.That they have a play-off spot in the bag should not excuse the apparent lack of attacking conviction on display in the Russian capital.Key Opta facts- Russia remain unbeaten against Scotland (P4 W2 D2 L0), with all four matches coming in Euro qualifiers, winning each of the last two.- Scotland have lost four consecutive matches in all competitions for the first time since 2004, under Berti Vogts.- Russia have won 10 of their last 11 qualifying matches, losing only against Belgium back in March.- Only Israel’s Eran Zahavi (10) has scored more goals in EURO 2020 qualifying so far than Artem Dzyuba (8).- Aleksandr Golovin has been directly involved in three goals (1 goal, 2 assists) in a game for Russia for the first time since their World Cup 2018 opener against Saudi Arabia in June 2018 (1 goal, 2 assists).What’s next?Scotland host group whipping boys San Marino on Sunday, while Russia head to Cyprus on the same day. read morelast_img read more

Pogba and De Gea ruled out of Liverpool clash

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba and David de Gea will miss Manchester United’s match against Liverpool on Sunday through injury.De Gea limped off during Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden on Tuesday with an abductor problem. Pogba, meanwhile, has missed five of United’s past matches due to an ankle injury. The France international missed out on international duty in the recently completed window, heading to Dubai to work on his recovery.  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 However, the clash against Jurgen Klopp’s unblemished Liverpool side will come too soon for both players as United look to recover from a difficult start to the season.”David needs a scan,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports of his Spanish goalkeeper. “I think he’ll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night so it’s just one of those things.In De Gea’s place, Sergio Romero will make his first Premier League appearance of the season having previously played in the Carabao Cup and Europa League. Pogba, meanwhile, returned from his ankle injury against Arsenal on September 30, but that appearance was perhaps too soon as he missed out on United’s next Premier League game against Newcastle as well as France’s two matches during the international break. “Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard. He came back and played a couple of games, maybe played through the pain barrier,” Solskjaer said.”He had a scan after the Arsenal game and maybe needed a few weeks’ rest in a boot so hopefully he won’t be too long, but he won’t make this game, no.”The two injuries are a blow for Solskjaer’s side, who sit 12th in the Premier League, 15 points behind leaders Liverpool, who have won all eight of their league matches thus far.United may be able to call on Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, though, who are all pushing to return from injuries. “I can’t tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen,” Solskjaer said.”But hopefully Aaron and Anthony will last the training this week and be available for selection. If it’s for half a game or 30 minutes I don’t know but let’s see where they’re at.”  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Prep Highlights: Prairie rallies to win wild nonleague volleyball match

first_img By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Tags Follow Published: September 18, 2018, 11:11pm • Halle Jenkins, Camas girls cross country, won a four-team meet at Heritage, covering the 5,000 meter course in 18:49.• Delaney Nicoll, Ridgefield volleyball, had 17 kills, four blocks and 13 assists in a three-set win over Hockinson.• Abby Cummins, King’s Way volleyball, posted 25 assists, three kills, two blocks and five digs in a three-set sweep of Elma.• Katie Kogler, Firm Foundation volleyball, led the Eagles wiht 10 kills, four blocks, six digs and a pair of aces in a four-set win over 1A Seton Catholic.• Paytn Barnette, Ridgefield girls soccer, assisted both goals in the Spudders’ 3-2 loss to Hockinson. Follow The Columbian on Instagram Share: By Columbian staff • Chase Williams, Union boys golf, shot a 39 at Club Green Meadows to lead the Titans in a dual-match win over Heritage.• Emily Phelps, Fort Vancouver cross country, covered the 5,000-meter course at Pacific Park in a first-place time of 18:42.• Julia Skimas, Columbia River soccer, scored one goal and assisted another in River’s 5-1 victory over Woodland.• Daniel Maton, Camas boys cross country, ran 15:40 on the 5,000-meter course hosted by Heritage to lead Papermakers in a four-way meet.center_img Stars of the day• Taylor Foster, Woodland volleyball, had what coach Danielle Hutton called a “big night”: a team-best 19 kills and four aces in a four-set victory over Columbia River.• Olivia Hewett, Hudson’s Bay girls soccer, posted six saves in goal for the shutout in Bay’s 1-0 victory over Heritage.• Gracie Dolan, Washougal volleyball, had team highs in kills (14) and blocks (10) in a sweep of Mark Morris.• Nate Schreiner, Columbia River boys golf, shot a 38 to lead the Chieftains in a 2A GSHL match win over Hockinson at The Cedars Prairie rallied down two sets to none, including winning the fourth-set 33-31, to earn a five-set victory over Battle Ground in Tuesday’s nonleague match.The Falcons won the match 20-25, 21-25, 25-19, 33-31 and 15-13.Three Falcons posted double-digit kill numbers, led by Katie Vroman’s 22 kills. She also added 14 digs and four serving aces. Maddi Cederholm added 11 kills and Sophia Carter had 10.Setter Lainne Wilkins dished out 53 assists and also added five aces and 16 digs. Molly Packer had 38 digs and six assists for Prairie, which improves to 3-0.Bethany Tuchardt paced BG with 20 kills, three blocks and 11 digs and Julia Baiar had 32 assists and seven digs. Share: Prairie Falcons Receive latest stories and local news in your email: GO Prep Highlights: Prairie rallies to win wild nonleague volleyball matchlast_img read more

Independent Agency Owners in Avoya Travel Network Find a Good Solution for Retirement

first_imgFt. Lauderdale, Fla. – August 22, 2017 – Avoya Travel®, the travel industry’s most innovative brand, shares how two successful Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network™ formed a creative solution to a question that travel professionals who have been in the industry for years are now starting to ask – how should I setup a plan to retire in a way that is best for me and my business? While more and more new travel professionals are joining the industry every day – for the Avoya Network, growth is up over 200% in 2017 –  there are many independent travel agency owners who have been working hard for years and are starting to think about retirement.  In fact, a recent report by Hot Travel Jobs showed that plans to retire have increased for both corporate and leisure travel agents. Carol Howell and Diedre and John Bloom’s solution for their retirement planning was to merge their Independent Agencies by forming an LLC with an agreement to protect each other’s commissions and clients. With Avoya’s support, they formed Bloom and Howell LLC and are now more successful than ever before, producing over $3 million in 2016. For Howell and the Blooms, their plan has already enabled John to enter retirement and just book his existing return clients, while Diedre and Carol are still actively claiming Avoya Live Leads™ and continuing to build their business. Their plan protects Howell’s and the Blooms’ assets and books of business should either Howell or the Blooms not be able to continue working. Howell would finish their existing client bookings and give that commission to the Blooms’ estate, and the Blooms would do the same for Howell. Their plan to transfer the business to the remaining partner has been made much easier now that they are partners in the same LLC. “Our plan provides peace of mind that our livelihood is protected and it is a logical path to our retirement. It has been seamless for our customers and hasn’t affected much of our day-to-day operations,” said Howell. “We like that we can still take our own Avoya Live Leads, give our clients the personalized service they expect from us, and take our own vacations. Avoya’s support has helped make it all possible, and with their Live Leads, reputation, and amazing technology we are able to run a successful business together.” Howell and the Blooms also sorted out all the remaining details such as E&O insurance and bank accounts. They simplified, and saved money at the same time, by keeping only one insurance policy and one business bank account. Even though Howell’s business is based in Michigan, and the Blooms’ is based in Washington, by using Avoya’s exclusive Agent Power™ technology they are all easily able to manage their bookings, share the work load, and support each other when needed, just as if they were in the same office.  Since Agent Power’s built-in commission tracking automatically accounts for their commissions, Howell and the Blooms can easily keep track of all their income and make sure it ends up quickly into their own personal bank account every week. “Our initial plan was to control the distribution of our commissions and our book of business should something happen to us. The partnership we’ve formed works because it’s based in friendship, respect, and trust of one another,” said John Bloom.  “It also works for our clients because we know how to sell each other’s specialties and share the same service values.” Howell and the Blooms met and became friends through Avoya. They started out backing up each other’s businesses through Avoya’s My Colleague System™ when one took vacation or was out of the office. Throughout the years, they bonded over their like-minded philosophy of running an Independent Agency in the Avoya Network and their long careers in travel. The Blooms have been a husband and wife agent duo since the mid-1990s. They moved from brick-and-mortar to home-based after 9/11, affiliated their Independent Agency with the Avoya Network in 2008, and have thrived ever since as million dollar top producers specializing in tours and river cruises. Howell also joined the Avoya Network in 2008 after three decades in travel – from working a travel agency desk at Robinson’s to handling entertainment travel for Hollywood’s elite and blockbuster productions like “Sex in the City” and “We Were Soldiers”. Specializing in river cruises, Carol has been continuously honored as one of Avoya’s Best of the Best Independent Agencies for her $1 million-plus in sales each year. “Any agent or agency that looks at combining their businesses of course needs to work out all of the details, but it can be done,” advises Diedre Bloom. “Our partnership works because we trust each other and we have Avoya’s Live Leads, support, and technology helping make it all possible.”  About Avoya Travel:Avoya Travel is a family-owned company with a longstanding reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 30 years, and one of their largest sellers of cruises and tours, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. Through an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. Cruise lines and travel partners recognize this, as Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being repeatedly named Travel Partner of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more. Today, Avoya is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with support offices throughout the United States. Travel agency owners, travel professionals, and others interested in owning and operating their own travel business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-357-2261 or visitwww.AvoyaTravel.com.last_img read more

Say No to Disposables with the Best Reusable Lunch Gear for Guys

first_img You Need One (Or More) of the Best Men’s Henley Shirts in Your Wardrobe $25 from Black+Blum $11 from Uncommon Goods Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Sandwich Wrap Uncommon Goods Beeswax Reusable Sandwich Wrap – $11We tried a lot of cute modular sandwich containers and had to ask ourselves, do the best sandwiches really come in a uniform 3-inch-by-3-inch square shape? Not the kind we prefer, that’s for sure. That’s why, for our money, the best way to sustainably transport our lunchtime mainstay is the beeswax wrap. Made of organic cotton and coated in a mix of food-grade wax, coconut oil, and other natural preservatives, these cloths are sturdy-yet-pliable, breathable-yet-protective, and built to optimally protect your sandwich from getting mashed, soggy, or contaminated. They also pull double-duty as lid replacements for your leftover containers. Our pick is this one from Uncommon Goods, which comes with a handy attached elastic that keeps the whole thing together. $25 from Amazon Straw Klean Kanteen 5-Piece Straw Set – $10Environmental activists have been campaigning against plastic straws for years—we’ve had ample time to research the alternatives. And yet, when asked to make a selection, we were hard pressed to find an option we could really get behind. Bamboo seems like a natural choice, but it disintegrates quickly, requires hand-washing, and threatens to lodge splinters in your lips. Stainless steel is durable and dishwasher-safe, but not ideal if your beverage of choice happens to be warm. Glass is upscale, but it just feels like asking for a problem, especially if you’re carrying it to and from work. We found our perfect match with these picks from Kleen Kanteen, which offer the durability of stainless steel with a removable silicone sleeve that protects your lips from getting burned. They’re all dishwasher-safe and come with a handy straw brush to ensure that your morning smoothie doesn’t leave gunk that will mar the flavor of your after-work cocktail. Water Bottle Black+Blum Eau Good – $25Another oversaturated market, another embarrassment of options. From classic stainless steel to the ultra-insulated mugs to hefty hydration tanks made to withstand thirty-foot drops off a cliff, there are more water bottles on heaven and earth than we have thought of in our dreams. And then we stumbled across this water bottle from Black + Blum, and the decision became easy. We’ll admit to being instantly smitten with its hourglass shape and natural cork stopper, but what really sealed the deal for us was the charcoal filter stick included in the bottle. This feature is a godsend for anyone who has suffered from the taste of metallic tap water, or (shudder) a refrigerator water dispenser that hasn’t been cleaned or changed out in years. Just drop the charcoal stick into your bottle, fill with water, wait an hour, and you’ve got freshly filtered H2O at your disposal. The Black + Blum bottle comes in thick glass, but also offers a BPA-free plastic option for the butterfingered among us. Flatware To-Go Ware Repeat Utensil Set – $13-plusWe present for your consideration a classic of the genre. Made by the same folks who brought you the Chico bag, Repeat’s flatware is made of strong but lightweight bamboo that is both heat- and stain-resistant, so it doesn’t impart or absorb flavors. The kit thoughtfully includes a set of chopsticks and comes in a tough pouch made of recycled plastic outfitted with a carabiner, so it’s extra easy to keep track of. The utensils are bigger and sturdier than your average takeout plastic ware; while the fork tines and knife blade aren’t exactly sharp, they are tough enough to stand up to assertive use—you can easily spear and slice by exerting a little extra force. $54 from Vaya The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Lunch Bag Lifewit 9L Double Decker Lunch Bag – $20The double insulated compartment lets you store foods of different temperatures on different levels. You can also fit up to eight 12-oz cans of…soda…in the bottom compartment if you’re Friday pre-gaming in the office parking lot. $35 from Frank Green $10 from Klean Kanteen $25 from Amazon Meal Container Vaya Tyffyn Lunch Box – $38-plusFrom the outset, we were attracted to the tiffin, a stackable meal transportation kit traditionally used in India. Each stainless steel layer latches above the next, creating radiant heat that helps keep the food warm and makes the whole kit easy to carry. The one problem we encountered was insulation…or rather, the lack thereof. Hot food only stayed hot for so long, and if it was too hot, it burned our fingers. (First world problems, we know.) So imagine our delight when we found the Vaya Tyffyn, a leak-proof tiffin-style container made of copper-coated stainless steel for optimal heat maintenance. Better still, the Tyffyn’s VacuTherm insulated sleeve maintains food temperature for up to 6 hours, and the slim profile makes it easy to slip into a backpack. BPA-free, leak-resistant, and fitted with pressurized latches, the Tyffyn is the ideal grown-up lunchbox. $9 from Amazon $60 from macys.com Editors’ Recommendations If you’ve already mastered the art of making your own lunch, have all the gear you need to stave off environmental destruction, but want to go a step further and start meal prepping, check out the best options for meal prep containers on the market. These days, you don’t have to be a raving environmentalist to see the advantage in sustainable alternatives to disposable products. From no-straw policies at major coffee chains to municipal plastic bag taxes to full-scale plastic waste bans, the writing on the wall is pretty damn clear. The ecosystem has been telling us for a while now that it can’t take much more waste and we’re finally starting to listen.If you’re ready to be a good citizen of the planet by making the transition to a more sustainable way of living, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed. Where do you start?A good place is with your lunch.Vaya Life/FacebookTake a second to think about how much plastic attends your average takeout lunch. Even grabbing an all-organic meal from the Whole Foods hot bar means a load of landfill fodder — cardboard containers, plastic clamshells, glass bottles, disposable cutlery, etc. Feeling guilty yet? You should.Trading it all in for sustainable, non-disposable lunchware is an easy way to not only lighten your carbon footprint but class things up a little. There’s just something a little more mature about consuming your midday meal from real dishes and flatware. Plus, it’s a handy reminder to do the things that contribute to your overall well-being, e.g., making and bringing your own meals from home, or drinking your recommended daily 64 ounces of water. Basically, sustainable lunchware is a shortcut to adulting. Who knew?Best of all, this nondisposable lunch ware works just as well for takeaway meals. Yes, you may garner some curious looks when you march into your local deli and load up your sustainable meal container from the hot bar. But these days, that curiosity is more likely to translate as admiring interest. After all, everybody loves a guy who makes a visible effort to do his part.Ready to take your lunch to the next level? We’ve combed through the growing panoply of options for non-disposable, sustainable lunchware, and separated the merely cute and clever from the practical and highly functional. The following list is our careful curation of the best sustainable lunchware options out there.Reusable and Sustainable Lunch GearThermal Mug Frank Green Stainless Steel Reusable Cup – $35The first non-disposable item to be popularly adopted by the masses, the thermal mug is an oversaturated market, with every conceivable size, design, material, and feature you can imagine. So imagine our surprise when along comes a cute little Australian number to make us do a double-take. With its cylindrical shape, stainless steel interior and colorful array of finishes, the Frank Green mug offers minimalist style and high functionality. We especially appreciate the removable basket on top that looks after tea drinkers with equal care as coffee drinkers. Best of all is the spout lock; just press the middle button in the top of the mug, and you’ve got an airtight seal that prevents spills even on the jankiest subway car. $13 from To-Go Ware Reusable Bags Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags – $8-plusCan we all be honest for once about plastic baggies? They’re about as disappointing as they are ubiquitous. We all use them, and yet we all consistently find our sandwiches smashed or our trail mix leaking through a hole. About the most they protect your food from is dust. Enter the Stasher bag, a food-grade silicone sleeve that is infinitely reusable, completely non-toxic, dishwasher friendly, and…are you ready for this? You’re not, but here goes anyway: you can reheat your food inside it. Microwave your leftover pasta, reheat last night’s enchiladas in the oven, even sous-vide a piece of salmon–the Stasher bag can take it all. We also happen to love that, as a Certified B Corporation, Stasher gives 1 percent of profits back to organizations that work to keep plastic out of the oceans (and out of our lives). $54 from Stasher $12 from Amazon Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah!last_img read more

Class Up Your Dopp Kit with the New William Roam Steam Travel

first_img The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze $35 from William Roam Editors’ Recommendations The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go Getting ready for a packed season of weekend excursions and business trips, but don’t want to sacrifice your personal hygiene regime while on the road? Then you may want to consider investing in a ready-made kit filled to the brim with hair and skincare products, like the new Steam Travel Set from William Roam. William Roam is an American-made brand focused on crafting high-quality travel essentials for hoteliers and gents on the go. While folks can buy individual toiletries from the website (including shower gels, moisturizers, shampoos, lotions, and everything in between), the company also boasts a range of travel sets that mix-n-match products for a more streamlined user experience.One such set is the aforementioned Steam Travel Set, which features 15 different products from the William Roam line. While this number might seem like a lot, it’s pretty evenly split between fun-sized toiletries (like aloe soap, body lotion, shaving cream, toothpaste, bath salts, shampoo, and conditioner) and practical must-haves (shower cap, mending kit, shoe mitten, cotton swabs, shave kit, and toothbrush). Long story short: No matter the journey, the Steam set aims to have you covered. In fact, one of our editors took the kit to Europe last week to see how it would fair and found it to be more than enough for a week’s trip. Though the collection is indeed diverse, the toiletry items do share one defining characteristic — they all feature Meadowfoam oil sourced directly from the Willamette Valley in Oregon (The Manual’s home state). The oil is well-known for its skin-softening and antioxidant properties and has been shown to lock-in moisture for all-day comfort. In addition to these exfoliating benefits, the substance also has a warm fragrance that’s cozy without being too pungent. But where oh where to store these fantastic ointments, tinctures, and balms? Luckily, William Roam has you covered. All the products come packaged in a personal ditty bag, which features a nylon lining and satin zipper pull. Plop the kit on your hotel bathroom counter and let your new self-care routine spill forth! The STEAM set currently retails for $35. For more on the collection, check it out at William Roam! For more dopp kit action, check out The Manual’s favorites here. How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Homelast_img read more

World Travel Awards Names Occidental at Xcaret Destination as Mexico and Central

first_imgOccidental at Xcaret Destination has hosted an array of large-scale conventions and conferences that incorporate the resort’s magnificent natural and cultural environments MIAMI (August 1, 2019) – Occidental at Xcaret Destination, located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, has been recognized by the “Oscars of Tourism” — the prestigious World Travel Awards — during an awards gala that took place recently in La Paz, Bolivia. Occidental at Xcaret Destination’s vast offerings — including 11 restaurants, 10 bars, seven swimming pools and a private bay — combined with its commitment to providing the best quality and service for guests, has made the resort WTA’s “Leading Conference Hotel of Mexico and Central America.” The 24-hour, all-inclusive resort offers 765 rooms and suites as well as 13,350 sq. ft. of meeting space surrounded by lush gardens and natural rivers. The resort is also adjacent to Xcaret eco-archaeological park, with over 40 cultural attractions and exhibitions. “We are thrilled to be recognized as the top conference hotel in Mexico and Central America in this year’s World Travel Awards,” said María José Alfaro, Director of Sales & Marketing at Occidental at Xcaret Destination. “This is a great honor, and we look forward to welcoming more groups into 2020 and beyond.” In recent years, Occidental at Xcaret Destination has served as host to an array of group events including the Bayer Pharmaceuticals Sales Convention – which was attended by more than 600 participants, the Conference of Ibero-American Audiovisual Industry, the Schwarzkopf Professional México product event and more. In addition to providing excellent meeting spaces with state-of-the-art technology, the resort team has capabilities to execute a variety of unique cultural offerings such as Mayan-themed welcome parties and ancient drumming rituals in front of one of the on-property Mayan ruins.  About The World Travel Awards The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. The globally recognized brand awards prizes in over 100 categories of the world tourism sector that include hotels, airlines, travel agencies and car rental companies, among others. The brand’sinternational board of judges is made up of more than 200,000 professionals responsible for selecting finalists and winners. 2019 marks the World Travel Awards 26th anniversary as a globally recognized brand that establishes the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. For more information on the World Travel Awards, visit www.worldtravelawards.com. About Barceló Hotel Group Barceló Hotel Group is the 2nd largest hotel chain in Spain and the 29th largest in the world. The hotel group’s portfolio currently boasts 251 urban and leisure hotels ranked between 4 and 5-stars with 55,670 rooms throughout 22 countries and marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts and Allegro Hotels. For more information or reservations, visit www.barcelo.com.last_img read more

Home2 Suites by Hilton Woodbridge Potomac Mills Opens

first_imgAward-winning hotel concept brings 126 suites to Woodbridge WOODBRIDGE, Va. and MCLEAN, Va. – Home2 Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Home2 Suites by Hilton Woodbridge Potomac Mills. Designed for travelers who want to maintain their normal routine, the hotel features 126 suites and a range of value, tech-focused and eco-conscious amenities. Home2 Suites by Hilton Woodbridge Potomac Mills will complement the strong tourism popularity of the Washington, D.C. area, which received nearly 22 million visitors in 2018.* “We are pleased to offer accommodations in an iconic American location where visitors have convenient access to connect with our country’s roots and see important tourist destinations old and new,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Home2 Suites by Hilton. “This new hotel will meet the opportunity for the brand to expand its footprint in the Washington, D.C area and provide extended-stay travelers with value-added amenities during their time in our nation’s capital.” Owned by Prince William – Telegraph Rd, LLC and managed by HMP Properties, Home2 Suites by Hilton Woodbridge Potomac Mills offers all-suite accommodations with fully accessorized kitchens and modular furniture, providing guests the flexibility to customize their suite to their style and preference. The hotel also features complimentary Internet, inviting communal spaces, and trademark Home2 Suites amenities such as Spin2 Cycle, a combined laundry and fitness area, Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, and the Inspired Table, a complimentary daily breakfast that includes more than 400 potential combinations. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor area with fire pit and patio grills and an indoor saline pool. Home2 Suites by Hilton Woodbridge Potomac Mills is pet-friendly. Located at 14005 Telegraph Road off I-95, Home2 Suites by Hilton Woodbridge Potomac Mills offers guests convenient access to Washington National Airport, Fort Belvoir and Quantico. Home2 Suites by Hilton Woodbridge Potomac Mills is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key. Read more about Home2 Suites by Hilton at www.home2suites.com and newsroom.hilton.com/home2suites.*SOURCE: WTOP.com  About Home2 Suites by Hilton Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest-growing brands in Hilton’s history, is a mid-tier, all-suite, award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites offers complimentary breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; innovative and customizable guestroom designs; laundry and fitness areas; complimentary WiFi; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business centers; expansive community spaces; and pet-friendly environments. Home2 Suites by Hilton has more than 330 hotels with 435 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Visit www.home2suites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/home2suites for additional information, or here for franchising opportunities. Connect with Home2 Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms, in 114 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 94 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.last_img read more

Windstar Cruises Announces 2021 Alaska Sailings Cruise Tours

first_imgSmall ship cruise line’s most highly rated cruise destination now has a seven-day itinerary option, plus two new Signature Expeditions excursions locations Seattle, WA, October 7, 2019 — Windstar Cruises announces its 2021 Alaska season today, offering nine different journeys from June through September on four unique itineraries, including a new seven-day option from Vancouver to Juneau and the reverse. Scenic Alaska will feature coastal wilderness cruising along the Canadian Inside Passage, as well as time in Alaska’s Misty Fjords plus Tracy or Endicott Arms, with stops in Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway (a first-time port for Windstar), and Juneau. Windstar also will offer far-reaching Cruise Tours for the comprehensive Alaska experience combining coastal cruises with overland explorations to Denali and Fairbanks in 2021. “We achieved the highest guest ratings in the company’s history during our second season in Alaska in 2019, proving that Windstar is the absolute best way to experience the majesty of Alaska,” says John Delaney, President of Windstar Cruises. “I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sail for a few days during our Alaska season and was able to visit the small native community of the Inian Islands and to kayak deep up in Tracy Arm – it was an incredible experience that is truly a life-changing adventure. Our 2019 season sold out quickly, and we encourage people to book early for 2021,” he added. While Windstar’s popular 11 (and more)-day itineraries in Alaska allow plenty of time for scenic cruising and in-depth exploration, Windstar’s new seven-day cruise is in response to guest demand for shorter options to explore Alaska in an immersive way. Guests will see something spectacular every day, with no days spent “at sea,” allowing them to get the most out of their Alaskan cruise in a shorter amount of time. With new Alaska itineraries and ports comes the opportunity for new shore excursions and experiences, including exclusive offerings as part of the line’s innovative Signature Expeditions program, where a team of six experts are on board sharing the history of the region, cultural tales, scientific discoveries, and insider knowledge. New 2021 Signature Expeditions include Zodiac cruises and kayaking in Icy Bay, a remote fjord near Prince William Sound that’s part of the Wrangell-Saint Elias Wilderness. In Barry Arm, three glaciers flow from the Chugach Mountains into the fjord, making the area magnificently picturesque. The location is perfect for Zodiac cruises and kayaking with Windstar’s Expedition Team because the area is relatively ice free with smooth waters. New 2021 shore excursions include experiences like taking the vintage White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge train from Skagway through a panorama of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, tunnels, and historic sites, or embarking on a Glacier Point wilderness safari, including catamaran cruising along ice-scoured fjords, hiking through dense rainforest, and paddling a canoe on a mountain lake to the stunning face of an ice wall. In addition to unique itineraries and excursions, Windstar also excels at bringing Alaska’s local bounty on board for guests to enjoy with their chefs’ focus on sourcing local ingredients, which will continue in 2021. These tasty items include seasonal huckleberries, reindeer and venison sausage, birch syrup, and of course seafood like King and Sockeye Salmon, Pacific Ling Cod, and King Crab. All 2021 Windstar Alaska sailings will take place aboard the reimagined 312-passenger Star Breeze, with 50 new suites, two new restaurants, an enhanced spa and fitness center, and more. Rates for 2021 Alaska sailings and cruise tours start at $2,999 per guest. To learn more about Windstar’s unique style of authentic small ship cruising in Alaska, contact a travel advisor or Windstar Cruises at 1-800-258-7245, or visit www.windstarcruises.com.  About Windstar Cruises Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of small sailing and all-suite ships visiting approximately 300 ports and 80 countries sailing to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada and New England, South Pacific and Tahiti. Windstar’s fleet is the market leader in small ship cruising and has just embarked on a $250 Million Dollar Star Plus Initiative to enhance its Star-class ships and the onboard guest accommodations and experiences. Calling on hidden harbors, off-the-beaten-path and popular ports, the boutique cruise line carries 148 to 312 passengers on six small ships and takes travelers on cruises that are 180 degrees from ordinary. Windstar is known for immersive experiences and destination authenticity, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional award-winning service, and an innovative culinary program with culinary-themed cruises as the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation. Windstar Cruises is a part of Xanterra Travel Collection, an award-winning, globally diversified travel company offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in some of the most beautiful and iconic places on earth. Visit WindstarCruises.com.last_img read more

The Craft Art and Journey of Woodworking According to a Master Craftsman

first_img Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer Editors’ Recommendations If you ever have a question or comment for The Manual podcast folks, give us a shout at [email protected] — we’re always around! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to join the discussion.If you’re interested in learning under Rogowski, you can learn more about classes and mastery programs (he can even teach from a distance!) at The Northwest Woodworking Studio website. We also suggest reading his most recent book, Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction. Rogowski will also be at a discussion at Powell’s in Portland on May 29.Further Reading9 Hobbies for Men to Try in 2019How to Fell a Tree With an Axe Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells Learning About Finger Wrestling, Mountain Cheese, and More Fun from Germany center_img The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux Dominik ScytheWhat new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — managing editor Nicole Raney and host Greg Nibler — sit down with Gary Rogowski, the director of The Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, Oregon.Rogowski has been building furniture by hand and teaching others his trade since the 1970s. He has literally written the book (and led the class and hosted the podcast) on the subject of woodworking. What was once a necessary skill is now one of the most satisfying and badass hobbies of modern times. Need a new chair? Make it. Want a sweet bar to hold all your booze? Craft it yourself.But what does it really mean to work with wood? This art form must also be functional. Rogowski gives us a sweeping overview of the craft, from the predominant styles, his own inspiration, the common questions you must answer for yourself, and the two major paths in woodworking: creating as a hobby or creating as a career. He may have also shared some handy tips with Greg, who may or may not be looking to make some new benches.Interested in getting into woodworking? Do you want to understand what it really takes? Are you searching for a sense of satisfaction from working with your hands? Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Bearylast_img read more

Todd Snyder and Reyn Spooner Put a Fresh Spin on the Hawaiian

first_imgHawaiian heritage brand Reyn Spooner and New York designer Todd Snyder have teamed up for a limited-edition capsule collection that’s all about the Aloha spirit. The new line comes fresh off the heels of Snyder’s spring and summer 2019 runway show, which featured archival Reyn Spooner prints and fabrics on an array of different items, including long-sleeved shirts, caps, and pants. The collection was bold and colorful, a befitting homage to the classic Reyn Spooner aesthetic that also felt fresh, fashion-forward, and wholly contemporary. Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity While you’re there, you can also check out Todd Snyder’s most recent collaboration with Timex, a vintage timepiece inspired by the designer’s father. For more Hawaiian shirts, check out the latest and best from Reyn Spooner and then take a look at JFK’s famous Aloha shirt that recently sold at auction. “Reyn Spooner is the original in its space and I have been feeling the return of printed Aloha shirts for the past few seasons,” Snyder explained in a statement. “I wanted to do something authentic, so I decided to go to the source. Like most of my collaborations, I like to work with partners who invented the originals also — the brand was started by a tailor in Hawaii. That really topped it off!”The authentic connection was a hit on the runway, so much so that the two brands decided to take the catwalk collaboration straight to the online market. The continuation offers five iconic Reyn Spooner printed fabrics in new silhouettes, ranging from Hawaiian shirts to shorts and suits to pants. You can also snag the Aloha prints on specialty totes and hats.While all the items are playful and fun, the exclusive Reyn Spooner X Todd Snyder Unconstructed Blazer (with matching pants) is a clear standout. Not only is the suit constructed entirely of breathable cotton, but the print (“Old School Reyns” from 1985) features a gorgeous garland of monstera leaves, hibiscus, and Tahitian gardenia, making for a look that’s stylish and totally summer-ready.Wanna get into the new capsule collection? Then hop on over to the Todd Snyder collection page (or brick-and-mortar store) and check it out for yourself. Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra center_img The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forever Shop the Reyn Spooner X Todd Snyder Collection Best Weekend Sales on Menswear and Gear: Huckberry, Allen Edmonds, J. Crew, and More Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

16 Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

first_imgSurvival KitMen’s Society Groomsman Survival KitThis might be the easy way out, but the kit does come with some great gifts. Inside they will find a manly hankie, stainless steel pocket comb, shoe cleaner, and toothbrush. There’s even a back-up wedding band, which is more of a novelty but it can come through in a pinch if your best man forgets the ring. $25 from Amazon $37 from Walmart 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional SnacksMan Crates Caveman CrateMeat-lovers will be hooked on this cool crate filled tasty jerky snacks. Your groomsmen will feast on venison, turkey, beef, and buffalo, along with butter toffee almonds and chili citrus cashews.  Grooming GearAesop Dapper Gentleman Grooming KitAesop is the gold standard in grooming supplies. Gift your groomsmen with the most wanted kit out there. Pricey, but worth it. $80 from Man Crates $49 from Nice Laundry $48 from Outdoor Fellow Coffee MakerWacaco Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine If you are planning on a long weekend of wedding activities, your groomsmen will appreciate this portable espresso machine for when they need that much-needed fix of caffeine. CameraKodak Printomatic Instant Print CameraIn a digital age, there’s something especially nice about having tangible photos of an important day. Prepare your groomsmen with instant print cameras to capture all the best moments. $52 from Victorinox $52 from Amazon Electronics OrganizerMark and Graham Mercer Charger Roll-UpChargers, earphones, and other tech cords can be organized in a stylish, monogrammed, leather roll-up that’s perfect for traveling. SpiritsBulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey Tattoo Edition Bottle Booze is an easy go-to gift, but this limited-edition bottle (created with tattoo artist Jess Mascetti) is next-level because not only is it a premium spirit, but it will also look badass in any home bar.Learn MoreSocksNice Laundry Monogram Sock BoxNice Laundry/FacebookMatching groomsmen socks is definitely a trend these days. Opt for ones with a stylish print and personalized monogramming from Nice Laundry for seriously soft socks the guys will be thankful for. Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs This manly candle can be used inside their hotel room on your wedding weekend, or at home in their man cave. This woods-scented candle will add the fresh scent of pine needle, cedar-wood, and sandalwood to make any place smell like the great outdoors. $49 from Mark and Graham $47 from Amazon CandleOutdoor Fellow No. 14 Woods Candle Hot SauceThe Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauce Gift SetWho doesn’t appreciate hot sauce? Gift this set of hot sauces to spice things up a bit.center_img $70 from Walmart CufflinksThe Tie Bar Loose Knots CufflinksThis traditional groomsmen gift is always a sure bet, especially if your groomsmen don’t regularly sport suits. These affordable cufflinks will add some sophistication to their wedding day attire, making them look a bit more dapper. $70 from Amazon How to Shave With a Straight Razor Choosing the right gifts for your groomsmen can be intimidating. Sure, you can go with the traditional tie or rare cigar, but times have changed. Although classic gifts are still great, nowadays something a bit more outside of the box is on trend. If you’re hoping to make a lasting impression with something unique, or just have no clue where to start when it comes to groomsmen gifts, check out our list of options below for some inspiration.TrimmerPhilips Norelco OneBladeThis high-quality grooming tool makes it easy to trim your facial hair without any nicks or razor burn. Gift your groomsmen the OneBlade and encourage them to try it out before the ceremony to ensure everyone looks their best for the photos. $20 from The Tie Bar $45 from Nordstrom Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits $35 from Amazon $35 from Walmart Whiskey GlassesTerrane Modern Snifter SetClass up the booze-partaking with snifters that’ll elevate their glassware game. $100 from Huckberry $34 from Amara Buy at BirchboxMan Editors’ Recommendations FootwearAdidas Adilette Stripe Sport SlidesA classic slide to take poolside after the wedding or to just lounge around in after a night of dancing. Pocket KnifeVictorinox Pioneer Champagne Gold Alox 2019 Limited Edition Swiss Army KnifeSure, it’s a pocket knife, but this one champagne-colored, which makes it a bit more special. The color gives it a sharp look and with five functions, your groomsmen will always be prepared in any situation. SubscriptionBirchbox Grooming Subscription BoxWe live in a time of subscription boxes, and if there was ever a perfect box for a groomsmen gift, it’s this one. After filling out a grooming profile, the subscription will begin. Birchbox’s affordable service comes with five grooming samples each month based on their needs and interests. They can cancel after the first month if they wish to discontinue. $150 from Mr. Porter The Best Men’s Parkas for Braving the Coldlast_img read more

The Manual Podcast Throwbacks Revisiting our 50th Episode and Portland Oregon

first_imgIf you missed this episode, or want to listen to how cool Portland is all over again, we recommend this episode. It’s the perfect segue into all of the new things to come. We here at the show are excited, too, for what’s to come in the next 100 episodes, and you should be, too.If you have a question for The Manual podcast folks — or you want to tell us your favorite episode — give us a shout at [email protected] — we’re always around! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and also subscribe and rate on whatever podcast app you use — we’d really appreciate it! Talking American Brandy with Washington’s Mastrogiannis Distillery The Manual Podcast Celebrates 100 Episodes With a New Name DC_Colombia/Getty ImagesWhat new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — managing editor Nicole Raney, food and drink editor Sam Slaughter and host Greg Nibler — sit back and do some reflecting. Not on the state of the world’s population of dodo birds or how the polar ice caps are melting, but on the show itself.With almost 100 episodes (!) in the proverbial bag, the gang thought it would be a great time to think back while also looking ahead. With some great things on the horizon starting with Episode 100 (hint: listen in, you’re not going to want to miss this), we’re giving you a replay of our 50th episode this week, where in we talk about our hometown of Portland. Joining Nicole, Greg, and friend of the show Jake Rossman is Jeff Miller, president and CEO of Travel Oregon. Further ReadingTalking Irish Whiskey with Tullamore D.E.W.’s Tim HerlihyBeards, Booze, and Bacon: The Portland Podcast Festival EpisodeBeards, Booze, and Bacon: The Cajun Cuisine EpisodeBeards, Booze, and Bacon: The IndyCar Racing Episode Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team Learning to Sea Salt in a Whole New Light with Jacobsen Salt Company Editors’ Recommendations Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer last_img read more

Pickpocket Prevention Dont Become a Mark While Traveling

first_img WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men The Best Men’s Work Pants for Getting Down to Business The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forever Editors’ Recommendations Jacek DylagMost travelers are convinced they could never be pickpocketed. If you keep your wits about you, don’t get too drunk when traveling, and know how and where to stow your belongings, you probably won’t either — probably. However, pickpocketing is still the most prevalent non-violent crime in major cities around the world. While many of us know what we should do to avoid becoming a mark, it’s all too easy to let our guard down while on vacation. Hell, even travel guru Rick Steves recently admitted to being pickpocketed. It can quite literally happen to anyone. Here are the best ways to tip the odds in your favor.Lock Down Your WalletAnti-theft travel clothing and accessories have come a long way in the last two decades. A hidden money belt (the kind worn under your clothing) might seem extremely uncool, but having all your cash and credit cards stolen is even less cool. Consider stashing half your money and credit cards in a money belt, and keeping the remainder (including a few expired “decoy” cards) in a zippered pocket on your person. Pickpocket-proof pants like those from Clothing Arts boast double- and triple-secure pockets for safeguarding anything you’re toting around. To take it a step further, invest in a slashproof day pack like those from Pacsafe .Keep Your Head on a Swivel, Especially in CrowdsThe most popular tourist attractions are feeding grounds for pickpockets. They’re full of oblivious tourists flush with cash and valuables. While aboard public transportation and at major parks, monuments, even churches — anywhere packed with people — stay especially vigilant.Don’t Pack Anything You Can’t Afford to LoseTechnology has made travel easier and more enjoyable in so many ways. Cameras, laptops, and smartphones are all far more compact, versatile, and powerful than ever. That means that even average travelers are toting at least a thousand dollars’ worth of gear in their day packs at any one time. It’s tempting to want to pack everything you might need. But, carefully consider whether a laptop is essential on a long weekend away.Likewise, for shorter trips that aren’t of the once-in-a-lifetime variety, maybe leave your $3,000 DSLR camera at home and rely instead on your smartphone for photos. If you absolutely must pack everything and the kitchen sink, consider leaving most of your valuables in the hotel room (although this isn’t foolproof). Consider travel insurance as well. Comprehensive plans with theft protection can be found for less than $100 for most trips of a week or less.Leave the Designer Goods at HomeThis could fall under the above tip, but it’s worthwhile to call out on its own. While packing for a vacation, it’s tempting to want to bring your favorite — and likely most expensive — designer watches, shoes, ascots, and sunglasses. The flashier your accessories, however, the more likely you are to become a target for pickpockets and hotel room thieves. You might not be able to leave your laptop at home, but you can certainly survive a few days in the Caribbean without your Rolex or Louis Vuitton bar cart luggage. It’s almost always best to leave these at home. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Giftslast_img read more

SNCLavalin viewed as jewel of Quebec Inc that needs to be protected

first_imgTORONTO — For more than a century, SNC-Lavalin has been viewed with pride in Quebec as it grew from a small firm specializing in hydraulics into a global engineering and construction giant.Founded in 1911, it gained a reputation for building a large dam in Quebec that spearheaded the province’s development of hydroelectricity and developing the skill sets for thousands of Quebec workers.Today the company has 50,000 employees around the world, after adding 18,000 with the acquisition of WS Atkins in 2017. However, its head count in Canada has fallen to 9,000 — including 3,400 in Quebec — from 20,000 in 2013.For that, the Montreal-based company is seen as a provincial crown jewel that needs to be protected despite having its reputation tarnished in 2012 over bribery allegations that led to convictions of several senior executives, says an industry observer.The province is acutely sensitive about losing another corporate headquarters — and associated jobs in law, accounting and consulting — following the exodus of many in the 1970s and later the sale of aluminum producer Alcan to Rio Tinto and Rona to U.S. rival Lowe’s, said Karl Moore, a professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.“There’s a sense that we don’t want to lose any more corporate headquarters,” he said in an interview.The new provincial government appears ready to assist SNC-Lavalin from any takeover attempt by reportedly putting it on a list of 10 “strategically important” companies.Protecting Quebec business champions is not new. Governments of all stripes have helped companies, including Bombardier Inc.And so, the reported political pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office on former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould — denied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — to help SNC-Lavalin avoid a criminal prosecution is viewed differently in Quebec, said Moore.“The expectation in Quebec is that the prime minister should have put his oar in. He should have said this is a great company with a proud history in Montreal. You guys are pushing it too much. Let’s be more like the Americans and the Brits and be a little bit less silly about it.”SNC-Lavalin has declined to comment on the latest imbroglio, but took out full-page ads in four of Canada’s most influential newspapers in October in a bid to rally public support after federal prosecutors refused to negotiate a compensation agreement.In it, CEO Neil Bruce apologized for wrongdoing prior to 2012 that has tarnished the company’s reputation and said it has made “fundamental changes” in its culture and governance.SNC and two of its subsidiaries were charged in February 2015 with paying nearly $48 million to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to influence government decisions.The RCMP has also charged the company, its construction division and a subsidiary with one charge each of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of roughly $130 million. If found guilty, it could be barred from bidding on federal contracts for a decade.A former CEO, Pierre Duhaime, is serving 20 months of house arrest after pleading guilty to a single charge in connection with a bribery scandal around the construction of a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital.Yanai Elbaz, a former MUHC senior manager, pleaded guilty in December to accepting a bribe and was sentenced to 39 months in prison. Former SNC-Lavalin executive Riadh Ben Aissa pleaded guilty to a charge of using forged documents last July and was sentenced to 51 months in prison.SNC-Lavalin has also faced legal scrutiny overseas. The World Bank debarred the company and more than 100 affiliates in 2013 for up to 10 years following misconduct in relation to projects in Bangladesh and Cambodia.SNC recently cut its guidance for fiscal 2018 by 50 per cent over problems at a mining project awarded in 2016. Its revenues are expected to be around $10.1 billion, up from $9.3 billion in 2017.Oil and gas is the largest business segment, accounting for 36 per cent of 2017 revenues, infrastructure 23 per cent, Atkins 19 per cent, power 14 per cent, mining and metallurgy five per cent and capital three per cent.More than half of its revenues came from the Americas, 23 per cent the Middle East and Africa, 14 per cent Asia-Pacific and 11 per cent Europe.Its tentacles are very broad, having worked on the Canada Line rapid transit extension in Vancouver, Confederation Line in Ottawa, the Champlain Bridge in Montreal and electric train network in Montreal. It is a member of a consortium that owns the 407 ETR toll road in Toronto and owns Candu Energy.Ross Marowits, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

CANADIAN COUNTRYFOLK SINGER JIM CUDDY BRINGS HIS COUNTRYWIDE SOUL TOUR TO ONTARIO

first_imgORANGEVILLE, ON – Jim Cuddy has written many of the songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives. To celebrate the release of his fifth solo album, Countrywide Soul, Jim – along with fiddler Anne Lindsay and guitarist Colin Cripps – will be performing for audiences across Ontario this fall. Tickets go on sale on Thursday August 29 at 10:00am ESTTOUR SCHEDULEOctober 1st – Orangeville, ON – Orangeville Town Hall Opera HouseOctober 19th – Wingham, ON – Wingham Town Hall TheatreOctober 24th – Lindsay, ON – The Academy TheatreOctober 26th – Meaford, ON – Meaford HallOctober 27th – Walkerton, ON – Victoria Jubilee HallNovember 3rd – Collingwood, ON – The Historic Gayety TheatreAbout Jim Cuddy: Over the course of five solo albums and fifteen studio recordings with Blue Rodeo, Jim has established himself as one of Canada’s most respected artists.  Among his accolades, Jim has received 15 JUNO Awards, The Order of Canada and, along with bandmates Blue Rodeo, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received the Governor General Performing Arts Award and a Star on the Walk of Fame. Twitter Jim’s latest release, Countrywide Soul, is a celebration of music and the musicians who join him on stage each night.To achieve his goal on Countrywide Soul, Jim re-worked a number of songs previously recorded for his solo career and with Blue Rodeo. To round out the record, he wrote two new songs and included a couple of favourite cover songs.For more information on Jim Cuddy, visit www.jimcuddy.com. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement To celebrate the release of his fifth solo album, Countrywide Soul, Jim Cuddy – along with fiddler Anne Lindsay and guitarist Colin Cripps – will be performing for audiences across Ontario this fall. (CNW Group/UP Next PR)last_img read more

JC Penney names Home Depot executive next CEO New leader faces challenges

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – J.C. Penney’s newly tapped CEO has a big challenge ahead of him: The troubled chain is showing signs of improvement after racking up billions in losses, but still hasn’t figured out how to get shoppers back into its department stores.Penney said Monday that Marvin Ellison, a 30-year retail veteran and executive vice-president of stores at Home Depot, will become its CEO next August. Ellison will be the first black CEO in the company’s 112-year history.Ellison succeeds Mike Ullman, a former Penney CEO who came out of retirement last year to take the helm again. His mission was to stabilize the business following the ouster of Ron Johnson, a former Apple executive who tried unsuccessfully to reinvent the beleaguered chain by getting rid of sales and some basic merchandise. That led to billions in profit and sales losses.The company’s profit losses — which have amounted to a total of $3.16 billion in 11 of the last 12 quarters — have slowed significantly under Ullman’s leadership. But the company is still in the red, and analysts say Ellison’s challenge will be to fix the fundamental problems that caused Penney to lose customers in the first place.They say the retailer doesn’t have merchandise that sets it apart from rivals like Macy’s and H&M. Its stores are drab and unexciting. And its website doesn’t offer the selection and services that shoppers like.“While bringing in a credible new CEO has some benefits, J.C. Penney’s customers are leaving the store,” said Michael Binetti, an analyst at UBS in a note to clients Monday.WHAT WENT WRONGPenney is looking to Ellison, 49, to help right the ship. Ellison spent 12 years with Home Depot and before that, 15 years at Target. He has expertise in store operations and logistics, but lacks experience in fashion.Ellison, who also will join Penney’s board, will become president in November, before taking the CEO title next year. At that time, Mike Ullman will become executive chairman of the board, serving for a year.It’s rare for a management transition to last that long, but Walter Loeb, a New York-based retail consultant, said the time is needed. “I think (Ellison) is an excellent leader … but he needs time to learn the fashion business,” he said.Ullman said in a statement that he looks forward to working closely with Ellison and the rest of the team in the coming months to ensure a “smooth transition and a successful future for J.C. Penney.”Penney said Ullman and Ellison weren’t available for interviews on Monday.Ullman was CEO for seven years before Johnson was brought in to modernize the stores. But customers didn’t like Johnson’s changes, and Johnson left after 17 months. Ullman, who was brought back in April 2013, began restoring sales and basic merchandise that the company ditched under Johnson’s tenure.Under Ullman, Penney has recorded three straight quarters of increases in sales at established stores. Still, those increases haven’t outweighed last year’s drastic declines.In the latest fiscal year that ended Feb. 1, Penney recorded a loss of $1.39 billion, while revenue dropped 8.7 per cent to $11.86 billion. And last week, Penney warned that its sales at stores open at least a year last month were weaker than expected. It also cut its outlook for sales at established stores for the current quarter.FIXING THE PROBLEMThe CEO announcement comes after Penney last week unveiled a strategy that it said would boost sales by $2.55 billion over next three years. It entails improving the productivity of its stores’ home department, expanding e-commerce and sprucing up areas like jewelry, shoes and handbags.Penney sees the opportunity for an additional $1 billion in sales from continued market-share growth. That would bring the chain’s annual revenue to $14.5 billion by fiscal 2017. Still, that’s well below the $17.3 billion it generated before sales went into a freefall under Johnson.The company also has focused on cutting costs. Earlier this year, it cut 2,000 jobs and shuttered 33 stores. But the company didn’t announce any more store closures last week as analysts had expected.On news of the CEO appointment, J.C. Penney’s shares closed up 3 cents, or less than a per cent, to $7.09, on Monday. That’s after having risen more than 3 per cent earlier in the day.J.C. Penney shares have lost more than 80 per cent of their value since early 2012 when investor enthusiasm was high over Johnson’s turnaround strategy._____Follow Anne D’Innocenzio at http://www.Twitter.com/adinnocenzio by Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press Posted Oct 13, 2014 6:57 am MDT JC Penney names Home Depot executive next CEO; New leader faces challenges read more

Opinion Three position groups to keep an eye on during the Ohio

OSU then-redshirt senior Corey Smith (84) and then-sophomore Cam Burrows (16) face off during the 2015 Spring Game on April 18 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe 2015 Ohio State football team came into the year with very few questions, riding a wave of consistency and experience. The same cannot be said for coach Urban Meyer’s 2016 squad heading into its annual spring game on Saturday.Most of the headlines surrounding the program this offseason centered around the nine players leaving early for the NFL draft, including defensive stalwart Joey Bosa and offensive playmakers Ezekiel Elliott and Michael Thomas. Returning just six starters — three on offense, three on defense — from last year’s team that went 12-1, there are a lot of new faces at the top of the depth chart for the Buckeyes.Although most of these competitions won’t likely be settled until the final days of fall camp, here are a few position battles to watch for in the Scarlet and Gray scrimmage.Offensive lineBehind what might be considered the most intimidating front line in school history, “The Slobs” have a remodeled look in 2016. Redshirt senior Pat Elflein and redshirt junior Billy Price return up front for OSU. They’ll be looking to lead a group of unheralded, or perhaps even unheard of, Buckeyes who will try to fill sizable holes. Elflein is moving over to center from his previous stake at right guard, while Price is set to slide over from left guard to right.Junior Jamarco Jones is thought to be the replacement at left tackle for possible first-round pick Taylor Decker, who manned the position for the past three years. At 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds, the former U.S. Army All-American has not yet had a chance in the spotlight despite being ranked as the No. 4 offensive tackle by 247Sports in his class.For the last two spots on the line, true sophomore Isaiah Prince, true freshman Michael Jordan, redshirt sophomore Demetrius Knox and redshirt junior Evan Lisle are all aiming to start on first-year offensive line coach Greg Studrawa’s front line.Prince was the first member of the 2015 recruiting class to lose his black stripe, granting him rights to practice with the team. Prince, Jordan, Knox and Lisle all were consensus top 100 players in their respective recruiting classes.Although it’s not a real game, the live action that the young offensive linemen will see should be valuable for Meyer to assess what the best five-man unit will be in the regular season. LinebackerOnly one member of Luke Fickell’s starting linebacker corps returns for the 2016 season. With two-year starters Darron Lee and Joshua Perry both gone, junior Raekwon McMillan — already named a team captain — mans the middle for the Buckeyes this season, while young, unproven talent is competing for the two outside linebacker positions.Two former Ohio Mr. Football candidates — Dante Booker, who won it in 2014, and Justin Hilliard, a finalist the year after — were highly touted recruits who haven’t had a chance yet to shine. Expect the two to consistently earn playing time all year, as Meyer has shown he likes to rotate a lot of bodies into the mix at linebacker. Booker, who had 22 tackles last season as a two-deep linebacker, is an early favorite over Hilliard to earn a starting job.The other linebacker who is expected to receive plenty of first-team reps is redshirt junior Chris Worley. Along with Booker in 2015, Worley played on the second group and recorded 17 tackles last season.Wide receiverLast season, Thomas was without a doubt the most talented pass catcher on the field. Now with Thomas, Jalin Marshall and Braxton Miller leaving empty spots, Meyer’s offense is desperately looking for someone from the inexperienced group of receivers to emerge.Returning from a broken leg last season against Indiana is redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Smith. However, as he only collected 25 receptions and 317 receiving yards in a year and a half with OSU, it’s worrisome for Meyer to count on Smith for big numbers this season.Also recovering from a season-ending leg injury, this one suffered in fall camp, Noah Brown has a much-anticipated 2016 campaign ahead considering all reports out of the 2015 camp were positive from Meyer and his team. At 6-foot-2, the 222-pound wideout has great size and control in the air. The redshirt sophomore is known as a physical receiver, which has been a staple in Meyer’s spread offense. If healthy enough to go, Brown will be a heavy favorite for a starting receiver position.Dontre Wilson is another member of the unit who could be looked to for big production in 2016. Yeah, remember this guy? Playing a lot his freshman campaign in 2013, the 5-foot-10 speedster from Texas enters his senior season with his career thus far been marred by injuries. Only at 180 pounds when he arrived on campus and now listed at 195 pounds, Wilson has one season to live up to the hype OSU fans had for him when he first entered the OSU facilities.Finally, if you’re going to watch one skill position player in Saturday’s game, look out for Austin Mack. The early-enrollee freshman has very impressive athleticism and knowledge of the position for a player who is just 18 years old. Mack is a U.S. Army All-American who showcased his skills impressively against future OSU talent in July at OSU’s Friday Night Lights high school showcase event. Don’t be surprised if Mack emerges as the standout in this year’s spring game. read more

Football Billy Price Denzel Ward and Nick Bosa named AFCA firstteam AllAmericans

Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) sacks Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook (12) in the third quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe awards continued to pile up for a trio of Ohio State players. Redshirt senior center Billy Price, junior cornerback Denzel Ward and sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa were named first-team All-Americans by the American Football Coaches Association on Wednesday.The announcement comes just two days after Price and Ward were named first-team All-Americans by the Associated Press. Bosa was on the second-team. All three were first-team All-Big Ten members.This is the second consecutive season Price has been named an AFCA first-team All-American as a right guard. The redshirt senior also took home the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s top center, and was named the Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year. During the 2017 season, Price set the Ohio State record for consecutive games started, having started every game of his career since his redshirt freshman season.Nick and Joey Bosa become only the second pair of Ohio State brothers to both be named first-team All-Americans, joining Ray and Archie Griffin. Nick has continued the legacy of the Bosa name, joining Joey as fellow Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year winners by taking home the hardware in 2017. Bosa has 32 tackles — 18 solo and 14 assisted — with 14.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks. He also forced a fumble.Ward has shined in his first year as a starter, picking up two interceptions, 15 passes defended, 30 solo tackles, seven assisted tackles and two for a loss. He was named a finalist for the Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back, but lost to Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. read more

NGSA 2017 results are out Nations Saskia Twahir tops with 524

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUpdate: Westfield Prep student tops NGSA with historic scoreJune 28, 2018In “latest news”HAPPENING NOW: NGSA results being announced by Minister of EducationJuly 3, 2019In “latest news”NGSA Results: Private Schools dominate Top 10June 12, 2014In “Business” …CEO says results are “much better” than last yearEducation Minister Nicolette HenryThe National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examination results were disseminated today at the Ministry of Education on Brickdam.School of the Nations dominated in the 2017 (NGSA) according to the results read by Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry.The top student was identified as School of the Nations, Saskia Twahir, who acquired 524 marks to earn a placement at Queen’s College.Coming in second with 523 marks are Clifton Bacchus of Mae’s under 12, Gabriella Roberts of Success Elementary, Xiana Chablial of Graham’s Hall Primary, Amelia Sugrim, and Antonia Dey of Academy of Excellence.With 522 marks, also from Academy of Excellence, are Tristan Persaud, Brandon Gouveia, and Emily Lalchand, Raj Seeram of Swami Purnanda Primary, Jerod Roberts of Marian Academy, Tristan Richards of Dharmic Rama Krishna, Muhammad Bacchus of ISA Islamic, Tia Chung of Success Elementary and Kripa Thani of Mae’s Under 12.Chief Education Officer (CEO), Marcel Hutson told a gathering of government representatives, teachers, parents and the media that this year’s results are “much better” than 2016. He also accredited this outcome to the various teaching programs which have been implemented within the educational sector.Some 13, 329 students from across Guyana wrote the NGSA on April 12 and 13 this year, two weeks earlier than last year.NGSA is a placement examination offered at the end of the primary cycle to determine which secondary school students will be allotted.During the two-day examination period, the students were assessed in four subject areas: English Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies – two on each day.Each subject consisted of two papers – Paper Two was the first paper written and consisted of essay-type questions while Paper One consisted of multiple choice questions.In 2016, some 14,500 students wrote the NGSA examination.At that time, the top spot was taken by Dharmic Rama Krishna’s Aryan Singh and Mae’s Anthony Ferreira with a tie of 568 marks.Serena Razack of Graham’s Hall Primary School followed narrowly behind with 565 marks.A more detailed and analytical report will be published in a subsequent release. read more

40hour gaming session kills 21yearold

first_imgPlaying a game for 40 hours isn’t going to do anyone’s health much good, but it seems for some people it can be fatal.In July last year a teenager died after playing Diablo III for 40 hours straight at an Internet cafe in Taiwan. He didn’t eat anything, was found slumped over the desk, but managed to get up and walk a few steps before collapsing and dying. Now the same thing has happened again.A 21-year-old man by the name of Xiao Jun from Guangxi, China, died over the holiday period after playing an unnamed MMO for 40 hours at an Internet cafe. In this case he did take short breaks in order to eat some food and visit the bathroom, but it clearly wasn’t enough of a rest for his body. It also didn’t help that he arrived at the cafe at 2am on Christmas day after completing a shift at a karaoke bar. So he’d already been awake for most of the day before working.There definitely seems to be a pattern forming for these deaths. They all occur in cafes, involve gaming sessions well over a day in length, and include little or no nourishment for the body of the person who dies. Surely such things could be stopped with a few rules put in place?In 2011, Vietnam took the extreme measure of banning online gaming between 10pm and 8am each day. China also lets parents monitor and control their children’s gaming habits, but that clearly doesn’t work for young adults. It seems as though the Internet and gaming cafes need to implement rules, for example, why not limit sessions to 12 hours and only allow access to a PC again by a customer after an hour break? Combine that with no more than two 12 hour sessions in a row, and you stop someone getting anywhere near the 40-hour mark.via Ubergizmolast_img read more

Marriage is literally good for the heart new study finds

first_img http://jrnl.ie/4079074 Image: Mihail Pustovit via Shutterstock Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. Jun 19th 2018, 1:32 PM 26 Comments By AFP Tuesday 19 Jun 2018, 1:32 PM Share87 Tweet Email12 Short URL Image: Mihail Pustovit via Shutterstock 13,250 Views LIVING INTO OLD age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers have said.A sweeping survey of research conducted over the last two decades covering more than two million people aged 42 to 77 found that being hitched significantly reduced the risk of both maladies, they reported in the medical journal Heart.The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia, adding weight to the results.Compared to people living in spousal union, the divorced, widowed or never married were 42% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and 16% more likely to have coronary heart disease, the study found.The risk of dying was likewise elevated for the non-married, by 42% from coronary heart disease and by 55% from stroke.The results were nearly the same for men and women, except for stroke, to which men were more susceptible.“These findings may suggest that marital status should be considered in the risk assessment for cardiovascular disease,” concluded a team led by Chun Wai Wong, a researcher at Royal Stoke Hospital’s department of cardiology, in Stoke-on-Trent in Britain.Four-fifths of all cardiovascular disease can be attributed to a proven set of risk factors: advanced age, being a man, high-blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and diabetes.Marriage, in other words, could be an important share of the missing 20%.More precisely, living together – with or without a wedding band – is probably the operative factor, if indeed conjugal status has any impact at all.But most of the 34 studies reviewed by Wong and colleagues did not identify couples out of wedlock or same-sex unions, so it was not possible to know whether, statistically, such arrangements were the equivalent of being wed.Because the study was observational rather than based on a controlled experiment – something scientists can do with mice but not humans – no clear conclusions could be drawn as to cause-and-effect.That leaves open the question of why marriages may be “protective”.“There are various theories,” the researchers said in a statement.Having someone around to take care of one’s health problems and keep track of one’s meds is probably a plus, as are two incomes or pensions instead of one.More intangibly, not living alone is thought to be good for morale, and for neural stimulation. People living in couples, earlier research has shown, also have lower rates of dementia.© – AFP 2018 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Facebook Wants To Connect You With Your Secret Crush

first_img Facebook has been connecting friends and family for 15 years. But can it provide a love connection?Kicking off its annual F8 conference, the social network on Tuesday introduced a new dating feature that lets people confidentially expose their “Secret Crush.”Taking on apps like Tinder and Bumble, Facebook initially unveiled its online dating service at last year’s F8—rolling it out first in Colombia, then to folks in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and Thailand.Users must opt in to create a separate profile and receive recommended matches based on preferences, interests, and, if desired, mutual mates or groups and events.Facebook in November released new actions that allow you take a second look at previously passed-over candidates and pause your profile. Additional functions include the ability to review a blocked list, support for non-metric units, and more interactive profile content.“People have told us that they believe there is an opportunity to explore potential romantic relationships within their extended circle of friends,” the company wrote in a blog post.Enter Secret Crush, which lets you select up to nine Facebook friends in whom you want to “express interest” (i.e. hook up with).Any of your picks who have opted into Dating will receive a notification saying someone has a crush on them. And, fingers crossed, if someone adds you to their list, it’s a match!“If your crush isn’t on Dating, doesn’t create a Secret Crush list, or doesn’t put you on their list, no one will know that you’ve entered a friend’s name,” Facebook ensured.Part one of the two-day conference was chock-a-block with software updates and security features:MessengerA completely re-engineered service will roll out “later this year,” featuring video sharing and a desktop app.FacebookA simpler, faster, more immersive desktop site is expected in the “next few months.” The redesign makes it easier to access and use Groups, meet new friends, see upcoming events, and ship Marketplace items.InstagramLook for donation stickers in Stories, an improved camera design, and the ability to shop for looks without leaving the app.AR/VRPre-orders for Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S are now open. WhatsApp and end-to-end encryption are coming to Portal, which will expand internationally this fall.“With each feature and product announced today,” Tuesday’s blog post said, “we want to help people discover their communities, deepen their connections, find new opportunities, and simply have fun.“We’re excited to see all the ways developers, creators, and entrepreneurs use these tools as we continue to build more private ways for people to communicate,” the company added.Watch all F8 keynotes on the Facebook for Developers Page.More on Geek.com:Facebook’s Virtual Assistant to Challenge Alexa, Siri7 Icebreakers for Facebook’s New Dating ServiceGeek’s Guide to Online Dating Stay on target Podcasts Are TV Shows Now With ‘Limetown’ Trailer7 Icebreakers for Facebook’s New Dating Service last_img read more

Vancouver receives upgraded bond credit rating

first_imgThe city of Vancouver received a high credit rating from Moody’s, according to a news release from the city.The city’s Limited Tax General Obligations bonds were upgraded from Aa3 to Aa2.“The city is proud that it has once again received an upgraded high quality credit rating. These ratings affirm the work our city council and city staff have done to develop and implement financial policies and practices as part of a long-term financial strategy that positions the city for ongoing success,” Carrie Lewellen, treasurer for the city, said in a statement. “These ratings continue to affirm that our financial operations are stable and well-managed.”The city’s strong credit rating reflects the credit agency’s view of the city’s growth in assessed market value, according to the city.last_img read more

Red Hat releases Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta deprecates Btrfs filesystem

first_imgEarlier this month, Red Hat released RHEL 7.6. Now, Red Hata Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 beta version is available with more container friendliness than ever. This RHEL release is based on the Red Hat community Linux May 2018 Fedora 28 release. It uses the upstream Linux kernel 4.18 for its foundation. RHEL 8 beta introduces the concept of Application Streams. With this, userspace components can now update more quickly than core operating system packages and without having to wait for the next major version of the operating system. With Application Streams, you can also keep multiple versions of the same package around. RHEL 8 beta features RHEL 8 beta introduces a single and consistent user control panel through the RHEL Web Console. Systems admins of all experience levels can easily manage RHEL servers locally and remotely, including virtual machines. RHEL 8 beta uses IPVLAN to support efficient Linux networking in containers through connecting containers nested in virtual machines (VMs) to networking hosts. RHEL 8 beta also has a new TCP/IP stack with Bandwidth and Round-trip propagation time (BBR) congestion control. This increases performance and minimizes latency for services like streaming video or hosted storage. RHEL 8 is made secure with OpenSSL 1.1.1 and TLS 1.3 support and system-wide Cryptographic Policies. Red Hat’s lightweight, open standards-based container toolkit comes with Buildah (container building), Podman (running containers) and Skopeo (sharing/finding containers). RPM’s YUM package manager has also been updated. Yum 4 delivers faster performance, fewer installed dependencies and more choices of package versions to meet specific workload requirements. File Systems in RHEL 8 beta RedHat has deprecated the Btrfs filesystem. This has really confused developers who are surprised why RedHat would opt out of it especially considering that it is also used for ChromeOS’s Crostini Linux application container. From hacker news: “I’m still incredibly sad about that, especially as Btrfs has become a really solid filesystem over the last year or so in the upstream kernel.” “Indeed, Btrfs is uniquely capable and important. It has lightweight snapshots of directory trees, and fully supports NFS exports and kernel namespaces, so it can easily solve technical problems that currently can’t be easily solved using ZFS or other filesystems.” Stratis is the new volume-managing file system in RHEL 8 beta. Stratis abstracts away the complexities inherent to data management via an API. Also, File System Snapshots provide for a faster way of conducting file-level tasks, like cloning virtual machines, while saving space by consuming new storage only when data changes. Existing customers and subscribers can test Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta. You can also view the README file for instructions on how to download and install the software. Read Next RedHat shares what to expect from next week’s first-ever DNSSEC root key rollover. Soon, RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) won’t support KDE. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (RHEL 7.5) now generally available.last_img read more

The Grenada Tourism Authority launches new education course

first_img Friday, December 22, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted by Travelweek Group center_img ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada — The Grenada Tourism Authority’s new agent specialist course is now live online.The GTA is first launching its course on Travel Agent University, with more platforms possible in the near future.The online program aims to educate agents on all things Pure Grenada and enhance awareness of the destination, according to the GTA.Through the modules “agents can access and learn all about the many reasons to visit Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique,” said the GTA’s CEO, Patricia Maher.The GTA is the national tourism marketing and development organization for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Established under the Grenada Tourism Authority Act, 2013, the organization engages in quality standardization, product development, research, planning and marketing.To take the course now, visit travelweeklearningcentre.com The Grenada Tourism Authority launches new education course Tags: Education, Grenadalast_img read more

Strike at Brussels airport leaves hundreds stranded

first_imgStrike at Brussels airport leaves hundreds stranded << Previous PostNext Post >> By: The Associated Press Friday, October 26, 2018 BRUSSELS — Hundreds of passengers have been left stranded at Brussels International Airport after luggage handlers went on strike over workload and pay demands.Overnight, several hundred passengers had to spend the night in the airport after their planes were left stranded. By noon on Friday, well over 100 flights had been cancelled. Some passengers had to line up for hours, hoping to still get a flight at the start of the autumn holiday season.The Aviapartner luggage handling company serves major companies like Ryanair, TUI, EasyJet and British Airways. Tags: Brussels, Strike Sharelast_img read more

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data by reviewing the records of about 155000 patients treated at one of 525 wound centers Between 2008 and 2012those patients were treated for a total of 313000 woundsincluding diabetic foot and pressure ulcerssurgical wounds and cuts from accidents or other trauma The average wound was cleaned out twice The researchers found that healing time varied by the type of woundbut was typically faster with more frequent debridement For examplediabetic foot ulcers healed in an average of 21 days when they were debrided at least weekly and in 76 dayson averagewhen they were debrided once every two weeks or more Traumatic wounds healed in 14 dayson averagewith frequent debridement and in 49 days when they were cleaned out least often Healing time was also longer for deeper and wider woundsthe research team wrote in JAMA DermatologyBacteria can grow over wounds in colonies called biofilmsKirsner said Much like brushing your teeth prevents biofilms from growing on themdebridement may keep wounds 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sure they continue to improve Especially among people with diabetes and loss of sensation in the feetnon-healing wounds can become gangrenous and force amputation For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 5 2016 7:38 pm Director Tigmanshu Dhulia will now be producing his most ambitious project ‘Milan Talkies’ under his own banner ‘Tigmanshu Dhulia Films PVT LTD’ Related News Director Tigmanshu Dhulia will now be producing his most ambitious project ‘Milan Talkies’ under his own banner ‘Tigmanshu Dhulia Films PVT LTD’ The romance drama film was earlier being produced by Ekta Kapoor’s production house Balaji Motion Pictures But due to some creative differences with the production house and constant change in the cast Tigmanshu Dhulia has finally decided to refurbish the project under his own banner “Due to the project getting delayed for a long time and constant change in the cast Now Tigmanshu 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music in the ’90s and 2000s” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Harare | Published: June 22 2016 9:27 pm India wrapped up three-match T20O series 2-1 against Zimbabwe (Source: AP) Top News India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni summed up the limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe as “good exposure” for the youngsters but insisted that the players learnt more from the T20s than the ODIs India wrapped up a successful tour of Zimbabwe with a 2-1 T20 series win in Harare on Wednesday after posting a 3-0 whitewash in the preceding ODI series However India survived a mighty last-ball scare before clinching the three-match series with a nervy three-run win over a spirited Zimbabwe in the third and final Twenty20 International in Harare “The ODI and T20 series were good exposure for the youngsters Personally I feel we got more from the T20s than the ODIs” said Dhoni at the post match presentation ceremony READ:MS Dhoni equals Ricky Ponting’s record by leading India in 324thgame Zimbabwe shocked India with a win in the opening T20 match before the visiting team bounced back in the second game Third match also went down to the wire before India managed to prevail over the hosts in a closely-fought contest “Usually in this format the games get close Zimbabwe did well batted and bowled well” admitted Dhoni adding “They need more games to get better” On the captain himself not getting to bat much during the series Dhoni said “Difficult one we did what was right to put in the opposition (in the ODIs) We decided to do what was the right way to play cricket” READ:India beat Zimbabwe by 3 runs in Harare seal T20I series2-1 Dhoni said that this series helped the team develop a pool of 10-12 fast bowlers “In fast bowling department we need a good pool of players Now we can proudly say we have 10-12 players who can play for the country” he said Needing 21 runs off the final over Zimbabwe almost achieved the target as they required just four 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Addiitonal Solicitor General Satya Pal Jain and former BJP MP from Chandigarh, had met each other at Venkateswara College in August 2012 through a common friend. once they returned home, A formal notification will be issued by the Home Ministry soon.82 lt (Rs 9, The South-Korean company officially launched the Note 8 in New York last month, This is sheer hypocrisy.By: Press Trust of shlf1314 | Washington | Updated: June 15 2014 3:17 pm Peoples’ emotional expressions on Facebook predicts their friends’ emotional expressions (Source: Reuters) Related News Feeling depressed Check if your friends posted negative emotions in their status updates on Facebook Emotions can spread among users of online social networks such as Facebook a new study has found Social scientists at Cornell University the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Facebook reduced the amount of either positive or negative stories that appeared in the news feed of 689003 randomly selected Facebook users and found that the so-called “emotional contagion” effect worked both ways “People who had positive content experimentally reduced on their Facebook news feed for one week used more negative words in their status updates” said Jeff Hancock professor of communication at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and co-director of its Social Media Lab “When news feed negativity was reduced the opposite pattern occurred: Significantly more positive words were used in peoples’ status updates” Hancock said The experiment is the first to suggest that emotions expressed via online social networks influence the moods of others the researchers said Researchers in the study never saw the content of actual posts per Facebook’s data use policy; instead they counted only the occurrence of positive and negative words in more than 3 million posts with a total of 122 million words They found that 4 million of those words were “positive” and 18 million were “negative” Hancock said peoples’ emotional expressions on Facebook predicted their friends’ emotional expressions even days later “We also observed a withdrawal effect: People who were exposed to fewer emotional posts in their news feed were less expressive overall on the following days” Hancock said “This observation and the fact that people were more emotionally positive in response to positive emotion updates from their friends stands in contrast to theories that suggest viewing positive posts by friends on Facebook may somehow affect us negatively” he added “In fact this is the result when people are exposed to less positive content rather than more” he said For all the latest Lifestyle News download shlf1314n Express App More Related NewsPublished: October 20 2017 8:21 pm Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to provide some necessary focus to the International Space Station’s robot arm (File Photo) Related News Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to provide some necessary focus to the International Space Station’s robot arm The main job for commander Randy Bresnik and teacher-turned-astronaut Joe Acaba was to replace a blurry camera on the new robotic hand that was installed during a spacewalk two weeks ago The two men were supposed to go spacewalking earlier this week but NASA needed extra time to rustle up the repair plan Sharp focus is essential in order for the space station’s robot hand to capture an arriving supply ship The next delivery is a few weeks away prompting the quick camera swap-out Orbital ATK one of NASA’s commercial shippers plans to launch a cargo ship from Virginia on November 11 Acaba was barely outside an hour when he had to replace one of his safety tethers which keep him secured to the orbiting outpost and prevent him from floating away Mission Control noticed his red tether seemed frayed and worn and ordered Acaba to “remain put” with his good waist tether locked to the structure as Bresnik went to get him a spare Spacewalking astronauts always have more than one of these crucial lifelines in case one breaks They also wear a jetpack in case all tethers fail and they need to fly back to the space station This was the third spacewalk in two weeks for the space station’s US residents Bresnik performed the first two with Mark Vande Hei As they ventured out Bresnik noted they were flying over Puerto Rico “Get out of here” replied Acaba the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage Acaba’s parents were born there and he still has family on the hurricane-ravaged island “There’s a whole line of people looking up and smiling today as you get ready to head out the door” Bresnik said Friday’s spacewalk should be the last one for the year Early next year astronauts will replace the hand on the opposite side of the 58-foot robot arm Canada’s main contribution to the space station The original latching mechanisms are showing wear and tear since the arm’s launch in 2001 The 250-mile-high complex is currently home to three Americans two Russians and one Italian For all the latest Technology News download shlf1314n Express App More Related News Tips to spot false news include looking closely at website addresses to see if they are trying to spoof real news sites Some sites might look like real news at first glance takes a very different approach that exploits the lumpiness of the universe One is to take a "standard candle"–an object of known brightness–and then calculate its velocity by measuring how much the redshift "stretches" its light as it traverses the universesettle down and be left alone download shlf1314n Express App More Related News The partnership with Google should help the food delivery companies as well She teamed it with a pair of Christain Louboutin heels and some dark red lipstick The publication’s editorial director Bill Werde insisted that picking Knowles this year was an easy choice This is in contrast to earlier reports which have claimed Apple still trying to figure out how embed the TouchID inside the display" The new numbers" Hu’s speech could be a "crack at the top whose film is a part of a Goethe Institute project titled But what this shows is that there are non-mentally ill people who commit violent acts hue and the number of faces each picture hadBy: IANS | San Francisco | Published: November 21 2017 1:05 pm The bot-makeovercontest is being held by Facebook which has been inspired by the way small businesses use the social media website for promotions and offering services (File Photo) Related News Inspired by small businesses who are using Facebook Messenger to connect with their communities and customers the social media giant has announced the launch of the first-ever “bot makeover contest” In partnership with the bot development platform ManyChat the contest will have three winners who will receive $5000 each in ad credits They will also get a makeover to their Messenger experience courtesy ManyChat along with consultation from Messenger experts Facebook said in a blog post late on Monday “For small business owners looking to get started on Messenger on Tuesday we will be partnering with small business expert Gene Marks for a Facebook Live panel about Messenger best practices” the company said According to a recent Facebook-commissioned study by Nielsen 63 per cent of the people said their messaging with businesses has increased over the past two years and 67 per cent expect to message businesses even more over the next two years In fact in 2017 alone over 330 million people connected with a small business on Messenger for the first time More than 12 billion people on Facebook are connected to a small business in another country out of which over 250 million people are connected to a business in India Also 42 per cent of the people on Facebook in India are now connected to at least one small and medium business (SMB) in a foreign country and 65 per cent of Indians are connected to at least one domestic SMB For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App 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Obama earned the fifth spot on the listwhich was topped Stephen Fry The other two in the list were Phillip Schofield and comedian Russell Brand For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Published: June 30 2012 11:48 am Related News The jamun treenative to Indiathrives easily in hardy tropical regions and is found in all parts of our subcontinent as well as countries of Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa In Indiathis large evergreen treeis grown widely in the Gangetic plainsand the Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu The tree bears fruit for 60 to 70 years and the fruits ripen in June or July It is known by several local names such as jambasjamunjambolanrajamankala jamunneredunavalneralejamalijava plumblack plum and black berry This purple tropical berry has a unique tastecolour and flavour The most commonly found variety of jamun is often oblong and has a deep purple to bluish colour The pulp of the fruit is grey or pink and has a seed in the centre Another common variety is seedless The fruit is acidic and astringent in naturewith a sweet taste Due to its acidic natureit is usually eaten with a sprinkling of salt Children are fond of this fruit as it colours the tongue purple due to anthocyanina plant pigment Jamun is 70 per cent edible Glucose and fructose are major sugars found in a ripe jamun The fruit is laden with a large number of minerals and provides fewer calories compared to other fruits A medium-sized jamun provides about 3-4 calories The seed of the fruit is also rich in protein carbohydrates and traces of calcium It is also a source of ironproviding 1-2 mg per 100 grams and also vitamin Cproviding 18 mg per 100 grams (the daily adult requirement of this vitamin is 40 mg) It provides folate and vitamin Bcarotenephytochemicals (anti-oxidants)magnesiumpotassium and fibre Jamun is believed to be of special use in treatment of diabetes In Unani and Ayurvedic systemit is used to treat digestive disorders 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pectin and requires the addition of a commercial jelling agent or must be combined with pectin rich fruits such as unripe or sour guavas Buying jamun from roadsides may be risky as the fruit may be contaminated by lead and heavy metals from exhaust fumes For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News “Our schemes should not be a process to provide work to district employment officer, he said that “there is need to have some vibrant,s squad included Para.

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Written by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: July 13 This amount is across all governmental services, whose members have until November 23rd of this year to find $1.say police A 19-year-old girl was allegedly beaten up by an ex-boyfriend,s Sector-4, the investigating officer said A bystander spotted her and called the policewho rushed her to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital The police said that it seems she was beaten up with a blunt object The victim has a fractured jaw and skull and has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital The police are also suspecting she was molested by Javed The victim is not in a condition to give her statement We have registered a case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) against the accusedwho is absconding since the incident? We do not know the cause of death,Houston, was acquitted on September 14 along with Riyaz and Sayeed. who is a staunch supporter of Alagiri,20-odd cars and a security guard office besides injuring four policemen who had rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control.

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it was the theft of cables and pipes interconnecting the seven bore wells that initially affected the work two years ago.It was very disappointing for Jyotibabu that he could not address the Left Front rally at Brigade Parade ground on February 8, he added Considered one of the most influential Left leaders in the countryBasu was missed at the massive rallywhere the party had kicked off its election campaign This was the first time that Basu had not attended a rally at the Maidan A message sent by him washoweverread at the gathering amid applause On FridayBasu spent nearly an hour at the two-hour-long state secretariat meeting Among other leadersChief Minister Buddhadeb BhattacharjeeCommerce and Industries Minister Nirupam Sen and party state secretary Biman Bose were also present at the meet For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related News “I think it starts from the top. how do we get the big companies to stay in New York.and his wife Masooma Ali. ? Over the issue,4Hz-40,t want to do something just because someone else is doing it.t cut an album but I love dancing.

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who could drop down to bat at five in the fourth test at Trent Bridge starting on Thursday. There will be an increase of Rs 40 every two hours.” he death. That player is Mohammed Rafique who came off the bench in? Rafique is now with Kerala Blasters, but they have travel to Kolkata every day for it, told IANS.was not deliberately arranged by a spooked underworld. If Cronje’s sudden death shocked the game’s administrators, For all the latest Delhi News.

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The fuel storage of the airport will be relocated to another three acres land. It talks about how a large portrait of Vivekananda adorned the stage from where Narendra Modi dared the prime minister to a debate on Independence Day. The most important thing is to make sure that any signs of fever accompanied with a running nose and pain in the throat is immediately checked for swine flu . (Source: Reuters) Related News 2015 Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza believes there are plenty of players who could make an impact at next week’s championships despite the absence of last year’s winner Serena Williams and former champion Maria Sharapova. Not kept low or high but comfortable height but hit fiercely and India lead 4-0! GOAL! Not the best connection with the ball and that looks to have deceived the Pakistan keeper Amjad Harmanpreet Singh has India in the lead after 13 minutes – his second in the tournament 1837 hrs IST: Very cagey so far in the first quarter from both sides First PC of the match for Men in Green Bilal gets the shot on but the effort is over the goal On further look it clipped the top of the goal and went over 1832 hrs IST: India have been 1/6 on PC’s and they have the first of the match And that tallies gets worse as the chance goes waste 1831 hrs IST: Ajaz Ahmed has a great chance to open Pakistan’s scoring account but his shot goes past Dahiya and across the face of goal Big chance early on for Pakistan as India are caught napping 1828 hrs IST: The 160th contest between the two teams is underway Pakistan get the ball rolling 1825 hrs IST: The teams Vikas Dahiya once again remains in goal for India in place of Akash Chikte A look at the Starting XIs for India’s clash against Pakistan on 18th June at the Hero Men’s #HWL2017 SF in London#IndiaKaGame pictwittercom/bb0taQKSnq Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) June 18 2017 1825 hrs IST: The national anthems as players come out from the tunnel Bright and sunny day in London First the Pakistan national anthem followed by India’s For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News Subrata Roy.

The court had on 20 February come down heavily on the Sahara group for not refunding investors’ money despite its order and had summoned Roy, is intriguing. it has to come from above. he had ended up being the worst prime minister in Indian history.. it was not clear if he was for the Manmohan Singh government or against it". said the trial court’s 11 March order is totally "arbitrary". opposed the contentions that the documents summoned by the trial court has no relevancy saying "they are vital relevant, With regard to West Bengal, If you do not revise it, As he arrived at the hall.

Written by Kancha Ilaiah | Updated: June 1 Basic facilities such as laboratories, President Josep Maria Bartomeu heaped praise on the former Athletic Bilbao manager after the 3-0 win over Olympiakos on Wednesday, and the United States has warned Russia over its support of the separatists despite the deal. They don’t have any religion.. She said the situation prompted the authorities to call out army commandos from cantonments in north-eastern Sylhet, But such certificates do not suffice for investigation purposes,s age, Kejriwal wanted a feedback on how he is viewed by national politicians and asked searching questions about the AAP’s prospects outside Delhi. The things one learns from a football tournament: There are apparently four countries.

Popular south Indian music director S S Thaman, it should spur a serious examination of the state of the nation’s youth. sometimes, it has made people wonder if this is in response to Priyanka’s claim, BJP state president Mahendra Nath Pandey expressed condolence on the demise of Mahant Bhaskar Das. Nirmohi Akhara and the party for ‘Ram Lalla’, but confident the problem will have cleared up in time for the Games. Rio will be able to run the Games without problem because by their start on August 5, “Dirk Gently is a TV series! And I didn’t know it Woe be upon me Sorry Adams The pic is for no apparent reason” The picture of himself attached to the post was unrelated and very SRK like we feel This resulted in a Twitter banter between Arvind Ethan David the executive producer of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and the Bollywood star More from the world of Entertainment: Arvind replied to the tweet and offered Shah Rukh Khan a guest role in the season He said “Amazing to discover that @iamsrk is a #dirkgently fan Come guest star in #Season2” To this SRK was his usual witty self He asked a date and place so that he could make arrangements all on his own All on his own too No paid vacations or CTC for his travel arrangements Isn’t he just a dream star to work with He said “Let me know the time and place Will figure out my own accommodation” Read the interesting Twitter conversation between Shah Rukh Khan and Arvind Ethan David here Let me know the time and place Will figure out my own accommodation http://s.tco/epmqhSQDIx — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 18 2017 Amazing to discover that @iamsrk is a #dirkgently fan Come guest star in #Season2 http://s.tco/XoIYVnSHb4 — Arvind Ethan David (@ArvD) February 18 2017 Dirk Gently is a TV series! The dream to go to JNU was not because it was a left-activist university.

mind passing a jacket? You jump I jump My heart will go on and on For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News The sinking of the ship!” She was last seen in the Marathi film “Aga Bai Arechyaa 2” directed by Kedar Shinde. Many producers and directors are appealing to the audience they can book tickets through mobiles. More from the world of Entertainment: Spears’ classic pink wig is shockingly transposed blue in the film. this lifetime movie is making me cringe to the max. China suddenly emerged as a key player. It was a win-win situation for both countries. assistant director for the FBI’s Los Angeles field office." Zulkifli bin Hir.

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” he said.270 boxes of liquor have been seized and drivers of the vehicles detained. 7-6 (7/0). Last year, dhamar,Suresh Kalmadi is innocent until proven guilty in court, “I am disappointed that I did not continue. he added 108 runs in just over 18 overs with Karn to frustrate the already tired Green bowlers. But on a parting note, Whenever I get stuck up.

Of the 25 patients who had undergone the operation, 1986.s amusing that Hazare talks of a fast-unto-death and yet wants protection against repressive action. 2016 11:01 am South African Imran Tahir, who was included for the match against KKR,34 from 11 balls and three wickets —? exuded confidence that SRH can take on any opposition if it sticks to its plans and executes them well. We are very mindful, ? Dev Saab was honest enough to admit that that is what inspired him to style some of his mannerisms after Peck.

most notably Juventus’s in-form striker Paulo Dybala, before draws against Paraguay and Brazil. “Also the fact that the promotion of the movie Dangal had not allowed enough time to both Geeta and Babita to prepare for the tournament. However, The defense of the corporators, on the other hand, said. Their contract would be revived on yearly basis. It depends on planning. Amitabh Bachchan.

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