Gulf disaster to loom over BP earnings

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyDiscovery23+ Sports Stadiums Around the World That Are Abandoned NowDiscoverySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sunday 31 October 2010 11:21 pm Gulf disaster to loom over BP earnings OIL giant BP is expected to trail behind its peers when it posts third quarter results tomorrow, with the effects of the Gulf of Mexico spill set to dominate the firm’s results and future plans. Consensus forecasts predict replacement cost profit, which strips out changes in oil prices, of $4.6bn (£2.8bn) for the three months to September. The firm made $4.98bn in the same period last year, and more than $10bn in 2008. Rival firm Shell posted a forecast-beating 17.7 per cent jump in replacement cost profit last week, despite taking a hit on its own operations in the Gulf. BP is expected to announce its latest bill for cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon disaster since April. The spill led to a six month ban on deepwater drilling in the region. The firm put aside $20bn to deal with hundreds of expected compensation claims, sending BP into the red for the first time in 18 years in June.Long-suffering investors will look to new chief executive Bob Dudley, who took over from Tony Hayward at the start of October, to reveal when the firm expects to resume dividends. The company has suggested that dividends will return in early 2011. However, analysts have warned BP is unlikely to give any concrete sign of a return to dividend payments. “The path to rehabilitation post-Macondo and Bob Dudley’s new strategic direction are the key to performance rather than third quarter earnings,” said analysts at Citigroup. Dudley said the Gulf of Mexico spill had threatened “the very existence” of BP during a speech at the CBI conference last week, but that the firm would continue operations in the US. He added that the company remains healthy and “underlying operational and financial performance is sound”.THIRD QUARTER RESULTSShellReplacement cost profit: $3.52bnChange year on year: +17.7 per cent Effects of Gulf of Mexico: 10,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day lost to dateExxonUnderlying pre-tax profit: $7.35 billionChange year on year: +55 per centEffects of Gulf of Mexico: none mentioned; production rose 20 per cent in the last three monthsBP(estimates) Replacement cost profit: $4.6bn Change year on year: -7.6 per cent Effects of Gulf of Mexico to date: $11.2bn cost; shares now trading at two-thirds of their value before the spill KCS-content Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

William Hill renews with World Darts Championship

first_img William Hill has extended a deal to remain as title sponsor of the World Darts Championship Marketing & affiliates AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 6th June 2018 | By contenteditor William Hill renews with World Darts Championship Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter William Hill has extended a deal to remain as title sponsor of the World Darts Championship. The agreement will run through to the 2022 tournament. William Hill has backed the Professional Darts Corporation’s (PDC) showpiece event since 2015 and previously sponsored the Grand Slam of Darts from 2011-2014. The 2018-19 edition of the event will feature a record £2.5m (€2.9m/$3.3m) in prize money, including £500,000 for the overall winner, as well as a record 92 competitors. Barry Hearn, chairman of event organiser the Professional Darts Corporation, said: “The backing of our great sponsors at William Hill and worldwide broadcasters led by Sky Sports has been matched by the incredible interest from fans who flock to Alexandra Palace every Christmas and watch around the globe. “The World Championship has grown year-on-year in the decade since our move from the Circus Tavern to Alexandra Palace, which is the perfect home for such a prestigious event. “Our worldwide growth, in particular through our affiliated tours, has seen greater interest than ever for spots from around the globe as emerging players battle to compete on the biggest stage in darts.”Related article: Hills to open new Malta office ahead of Brexit Email Addresslast_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) HY2020 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Black Friday: deal or no deal?

first_imgBlack Friday: deal or no deal? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Are Black Friday deals really worth all the hype? I’m sure that for many people, this is not even a question. Black Friday is the day you get to buy a wide range of items for a fraction of their normal cost.But are Black Friday bargains really as good as retailers would have us believe? Or are you better off saving your money and waiting for an even better deal on another day of the year? 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Is Black Friday really the best day of the year to shop?If you asked many shoppers the question, the answer would most likely be a resounding yes. But an interesting study conducted by Which? might make you think twice.The firm tracked the prices of 83 products on sale on Black Friday at major retailers including Amazon, Currys and John Lewis for a year. They found that nearly all Black Friday deals were actually cheaper or available for the same price at other times of the year.Only four products out of the 83 (that’s just 5%) were actually cheaper on Black Friday. Six out of every ten products on offer were cheaper or available at the same price on at least one day in the six months preceding Black Friday.Now, this is just one study. But if its findings are anything to go by, Black Friday might not be all that it’s made out to be.What’s the lure of Black Friday?Well, it’s mostly about the psychological tactics that retailers use.The stakes are quite high for most retailers during the Black Friday sales. It’s the period they stand to make some of their biggest profits for the year. Therefore, it’s no surprise that on Black Friday, they’ll pull out every trick in the book to get you shopping.Most of the deals on Black Friday are designed to make you act on impulse. By using limited time offers, for example, retailers are able to create a sense of urgency among shoppers.Driven by this time pressure, shoppers make purchase decisions quickly, often without even taking time to consider whether they’re really getting a good deal. Some even end up buying things they don’t really need just because they’re on a limited time offer.Another prominent psychological tactic used by retailers is the ‘was’ price. Browse your favourite online store on Black Friday and you’ll find tags like ‘was £200, now £100’.Most of us, unfortunately, fixate on the ‘was price’ (which might not be real) rather than the actual price we’ll end up paying. We’re convinced we’re getting a bargain even when we might not be.So, are there any good Black Friday deals?Yes, there are. You just need to be smart and know where to look. Here are a few useful tips to help you make the most of Black Friday deals.1. Do your research Compare prices on multiple websites. Some sites, such as PriceRunner, CamelCamelCamel, and PriceSpy, will show you the price history of a product to help you establish whether you’re really getting a bargain.2. Don’t impulse buy Make a list of what you need and stick to it. A £200 coffee machine that you don’t need bought for £100 is not a saving. It’s an expense that may limit what you have to spend on things you really want or need. It may even harm your finances.3. Avoid panic buyingIt may seem like you’ll be missing out on good deals if you don’t buy on Black Friday. But don’t panic and buy without first confirming the true value of the deal. If you wait, you might still be able to get the same item for the same price once the hype dies down.4. Ignore ‘was’ prices‘Was’ prices should be taken with a pinch of salt, especially if you can’t actually find the item for sale at that price anywhere else. It would be more useful to do a price comparison across several retailers to establish the true value of the item.Key takeawayNot all Black Friday deals are what they seem. So do your homework, compare prices and really think about what you’re spending your cash on.If, after doing your homework, you’re able to identify good deals on items that you genuinely need, then it makes sense to go for them.You might even be able to score some additional benefits while at it. If you pay using a cashback credit card, for example, you’ll get some cash back for every pound you spend.A credit card will also offer you protection under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act if something goes awry with your purchase.As for me, I might pick up an item or two on Black Friday after doing my research and confirming that I’m genuinely getting a good deal. But I think I’ll still be saving most of my money this Black Friday and instead looking for even better deals once things settle down. Are Black Friday deals really worth all the hype? I’m sure that for many people, this is not even a question. Black Friday is the day you get to buy a wide range of items for a fraction of their normal cost.But are Black Friday bargains really as good as retailers would have us believe? Or are you better off saving your money and waiting for an even better deal on another day of the year? 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential… Is Black Friday really the best day of the year to shop? If you asked many shoppers the question,… “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Sean LaPointe | Thursday, 5th November, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. The Motley Fool receives compensation from some advertisers who provide products and services that may be covered by our editorial team. It’s one way we make money. But know that our editorial integrity and transparency matters most and our ratings aren’t influenced by compensation. The statements above are The Motley Fool’s alone and have not been provided or endorsed by bank advertisers. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Mastercard. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Hargreaves Lansdown, HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group, and Tesco.last_img read more

Vila N / SYAA

first_imgSave this picture!© Andrei Margulescu+ 33 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/35966/vila-n-syaa Clipboard “COPY” Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSYAAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasBucharestHouses3D ModelingRomaniaPublished on September 24, 2009Cite: “Vila N / SYAA” 24 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?N 别墅 / SYAA是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Romania Photographs Vila N / SYAA CopyHouses•Bucharest, Romania Year:  Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/35966/vila-n-syaa Clipboard Vila N / SYAASave this projectSaveVila N / SYAA 2008 Photographs:  Andrei MargulescuText description provided by the architects. Vila “N” occupies a plot of 350 sqm (aprox 12x30m) in a central but de-structured area of Bucharest. The building retreats from the street to make place for an entrance courtyard and the underground parking. The small hill covering the garage dominates this courtyard and becomes in the same time landscape and garden. Save this picture!© Andrei MargulescuThe cubic shape of the building has two blind walls and two sober facades that protect a loggia, an exterior terrace and the richness of the interior space developed around the central atrium. Save this picture!© Andrei MargulescuStairs and bridges border this core and create the opportunity for various horizontal and vertical visual relations. There exists a “public” route leading to the office room on the ground floor and a “private” route linking the living room with the rooms upstairs, without intersecting each other. The light is captured in this atrium as in a kaleidoscope giving life to the house and an always different mix of light, shade and colour.Save this picture!© Andrei MargulescuProject gallerySee allShow lessEvolver / Alice StudioArticlesHometta: A Home Plan CompanyArticles Share Architects: SYAA Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

The Courtyard House / Associated Architects

first_img The Courtyard House / Associated Architects Architects: Associated Architects (i) Pvt.Ltd Area Area of this architecture project Houses 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959883/the-courtyard-house-associated-architects Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs:  Photographix | Sebastian + Ira Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959883/the-courtyard-house-associated-architects Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Ahmedabad, India The Courtyard House / Associated ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Courtyard House / Associated Architects Himanshu Year:  HVAC Consultant: Structural Engineer:Nitin ShahElectrical Consultant:Shashin ShahPlumbing Consultant:Arvind PatelInterior Designer:Hiral ShahCivil Engineer:Navin KapoorLandscape Consultant:Jinal PatelCity:AhmedabadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The Courtyard house is illustrative, where we tried to reflect back into our traditional courtyard houses with modern intervention where the dialogue between the spaces and activities revolves around the courtyard, which we refer to as the heart of the house. The space is designed based on square form derived out of nine squares. The long central axis leads to the direct vision across the house from the gate allowing nature to flow inside. From a partially square plan with a 22 meter front facade length, one of its edges provides privacy in relation to the neighbours & the other three sides generously open to the landscapes. The elevation of the house strikes a modern & contemporary note in an urban milieu.Save this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraWe can see an elevated mass from the ground offering protection against direct light inside the building, & providing cross ventilation beneath it simultaneously. As soon as you enter the residence passing the walkway surrounded by fountains, the veranda leads you to a double-height vestibule linking the luxurious living space. To the central courtyard, this also holds the function of an informal open-to-sky living area.Save this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraThis allows an adequate amount of light and ventilation to be entered in the house throughout the day which is designed keeping in mind the harsh hot climate of Ahmedabad. The plan results in two functional sectors; one houses the grandparent’s bedroom in the front & the guest’s bedroom facing the huge lawn, with ample gathering areas seeking a spatial connection. We have the kitchen area & the related spaces in the south-east direction at the rare side of the plot. The attached dining opens up to the sky with an inverted funnel shaped section at the centre extending its veranda, thereby allowing greenery to seep inside the house.Save this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraThe gymnasium is placed back of the house in the lawn making it a healthier space to work out in the fresh-air. The formal living was given a cosy touch by using warm hues to the layers of textures & wooden floors. Whereas, floors of the bedrooms, courtyard & the connecting spaces were mainly covered with kota stone. We placed the semi-circular pooja room in the east direction, wrapped up by a floating wooden staircase.While you move on the circular staircase, you can see the lotus pond just below your steps; this enriching experience leaves you spellbound. When one comes on the first floor, the open bridge gives us the glimpse of the courtyard below establishing a visual connection. Also, the big skylight above adds up the feeling of openness. We have three bedrooms, one home-theatre and a big lounge with an extended balcony on this floor. The indirect lighting enriches the ambiance of the entire house, leaving you with the feeling of belonging & warmth. Courtyard being the heart of the residence makes the space more breathable allowing the light to penetrate inside the house; it becomes a relaxing space for some and plays area for the others, correctly named as the courtyard house.Save this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + IraProject gallerySee allShow lessKyoto St. Catherine High School Restroom / Atelier Satoshi Takijiri ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse 24 / Park + AssociatesSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Arketipo, BONALDO, Jaquar, Kohler, Pianca, Asian Paints, Cierre, FLOS, Faro, Ipe wood, Kich, Pocho, Stonex Lead Architect: Vatsal Joshi “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAssociated Architects (i) Pvt.LtdOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAhmedabadOn FacebookIndiaPublished on April 17, 2021Cite: “The Courtyard House / Associated Architects” 17 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Area:  12000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Photographix | Sebastian + Ira+ 33Curated by Hana Abdel Share Indialast_img read more

Rwandan students host commemoration

first_imgTwitter ReddIt Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ ReddIt Linkedin Homelessness brought home Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ The Rwandan Student Committee attending the 22nd Annual Rwandan Genocide Commemoration at the Embassy to Rwanda in Washington, D.C. on April 7. Kelsey Ritchie printEditor’s note: TCU 360 line editor Kelsey Ritchie attended the 22nd Annual Rwandan Genocide Commemoration in Washington, D.C., with the TCU Rwandan Student Committee. The following is her first-person account. The Rwandan students at TCU are truly some of the most dedicated, intelligent, driven and genuine people that I have encountered at this university.The Rwandan Student Committee partners with the Intensive English Program at TCU and encourages student activism and participation in global leadership.On Wednesday, a Campus Commemoration will be held for Rwanda. The event will feature keynote speaker Professor Sarah Brown of San Diego State University, as well as show a short film and a testimony from a survivor.Seven Rwandan students, one other American student and myself traveled to D.C. together for less than 28 hours last week. During that short amount of time, the Rwandan students shared their stories of living through the genocide. Whether it was stories of lost family members, an oppressive government, a time of recovery, or their experiences here in the United States, there was one common theme among the students’ stories: they truly loved their country.The Rwandan Genocide was one of the largest human rights atrocities in history. Between April and July of 1994, more than 800,000 Rwandan people were slaughtered. Rwandans were classified by two groups: the Hutus and the Tutsis. During the genocide, the Hutus targeted the Tutsis and attempted to “cleanse” the country of them.At the commemoration in D.C., the keynote speaker at the embassy began his speech by saying, “We are not Hutus. We are not Tutsis. We are Rwandans.”This sense of pride in one’s country, despite hardship and tragedy, is a defining sentiment of Rwandan culture. The Rwandan students at TCU exemplify this to the highest degree.Wednesday’s commemoration will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Sid Richardson Lecture Hall 4. The Rwandan Student Committee will be available after the event to answer any questions about ways to get involved in remembering an event that changed the lives of so many. Twitter Website| + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin TCU vs Baylor in Photos Kelsey Ritchie is a junior Political Science and Journalism double major from Tulsa, OK. She is currently serving as the Student Organizations line editor. Fans enjoy pregame activities at the Alamodome Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ Previous articleFort Worth Refugee ResettlementNext articleFort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Kelsey Ritchie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Kelsey Ritchiehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-ritchie/ Video: cello ensemble closes out semester with winter concert The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Benin regulator orders “unauthorized” media outlets to close

first_img Help by sharing this information to go further Nonetheless, the HAAC seems unsure how the new ban will be implemented. “There are people who don’t respond to morality surveys,” HAAC spokesman Fernand Gbaguidi said at a press conference, adding: “this constitutes a danger for the country.” @HAAC Organisation Op-ed urges Benin to end Digital Law threat to journalism Benin’s media regulator, the High Authority for Broadcasting and Communication (HAAC), has ordered the immediate closure of all “unauthorized” online media outlets, in what Reporters Without Borders (RSF) fears is a new way of censoring dissident media. November 11, 2020 Find out more News News May 4, 2021 Find out more Soleil FM , a radio station owned by government opponent Sébastien Adjavon, was forced to stop broadcasting the same month because the HAAC refused to renew its licence. Its signal had previously been disconnected during the parliamentary elections held in April 2019. July 22, 2020 Benin regulator orders “unauthorized” media outlets to close The HAAC closed La Nouvelle Tribune, a pro-opposition newspaper, in May 2018 on the grounds that it had insulted President Talon and it closed four opposition broadcast media outlets in December 2016. Three of them are now back on the air but one, Sikka TV (which is also owned by Adjavon), is still unable to resume broadcasting despite a court ruling in May 2017 ordering its reopening. In a communiqué issued on 8 July, the HAAC said it had observed the “wholesale creation of online media without prior authorization” and ordered their promoters to “cease all publication without delay on pain of being subjected to the severity of the law.” Follow the news on Benin Benin is ranked 113th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index . Receive email alerts BeninAfrica Activities in the fieldProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence EnvironmentInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Diagne added: “We urge Benin to respect its international obligations. The freedom of expression may only be restricted after the event, after it has been abused, and any restriction must comply with article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”  News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News BeninAfrica Activities in the fieldProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence EnvironmentInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF_en @RSF_Inter “It is surreal to conduct morality surveys as a condition for given permission to operate a news website,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office. “No technical or scarcity consideration justifies requiring prior authorization for online media, which would open the way to prior censorship and would endanger media freedom and independence.” Benin has seen frequent press freedom violations since Patrice Talon became president in 2016. They include the 18-month prison sentence that Bénin Web TV’s Ignace Sossou has just spent six months in prison after he received in December 2019 of a charge of “harassment by means of electronic communications” for tweeting statements that a prosecutor made at a workshop on disinformation organized by the French media development agency CFI. Benin urged to implement findings of Working Group on Arbitrary Detention November 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

County Announces 39 New COVID-19 Deaths

first_imgThe LA County Department of Public Health Department confirmed 39 new deaths and 591 new cases of the Coronavirus on Monday.To date, Public Health has identified 32,258 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,569 deaths.“As we report these numbers every day, we know that many families are suffering the loss of loved ones. We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health. “For those of you who were out this weekend as we began our recovery journey, thank you so much for following physical distancing measures and other rules for using reopened outdoor space, and thank you to the Department of Parks and Recreations and their partners for all of the work they’re doing to keep people safe. Our retail establishments will need to be sure not to open for curbside pickup until they are able to meet all the directives in the Health Officer Order and comply with the protocols.”Currently, LA County is in phase two of the five-stage roadmap to recovery which allows florists and some retailers to offer curbside pickup only, car dealership showrooms to reopen with appropriate physical distancing and infection control measures, and trails and golf courses to reopen with pro shops remaining closed to public entry. Public Health surveyed businesses this weekend to determine if physical distancing and infection control measures were being followed. Of the 410 businesses surveyed, 162 were in violation of the Health Officer Order because they were allowing customers into stores, not following physical distancing measures and not requiring customers to wear cloth face coverings. As a reminder, retail establishments are closed to public entry and must ensure compliance with all protocols before reopening. Inspectors will continue to monitor for compliance and ensure that all adhere to the Health Officer Order.Until the final stage five is reached, Health Officer Orders and directives will continue to ensure the slow of spread of COVID-19 to prevent an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases at healthcare facilities. People who have underlying health conditions will still be at much greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, so it will continue to be very important for the County’s vulnerable residents to stay at home as much as possible, to have groceries and medicine delivered, and to know to call their providers immediately if they have even mild symptoms. Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News County Announces 39 New COVID-19 Deaths 591 new confirmed cases also announced CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, May 11, 2020 | 1:36 pm 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentlast_img read more

Developer Says Civic Center Housing Project Will be Compatible with District

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(Image courtesy Google)In a statement released Thursday, a developer negotiating with the city to build an affordable housing project in the city’s Civic Center said the project will be compatible with the historic district.The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a motion allowing the city to begin negotiations with National CORE for the development of a senior affordable housing project on a city-owned parcel across the street from City Hall.The proposed development will provide 112 apartment homes for low-income seniors with an average affordability of 50 percent of the area median income, with 10 percent of the apartment homes set-aside for permanent supportive housing.“We are honored to have been chosen to work alongside the city of Pasadena to provide an affordable housing community that complements the beautiful historic Civic Center District,” said National Community Renaissance (CORE) President and CEO Steve PonTell in a prepared statement.“At National CORE, we have a long history of creating high-quality, healthy, equitable communities that offer accessibility, affordability, stability, diversity, and safety.”The site at 280 N. Ramona St. is one of two coveted spots near City Hall that has been much-discussed in terms of development. The other site is the Julia Morgan YWCA building at Holly Street and North Marengo Avenue. So far, the council has not voted to allow the city to enter into negotiations with a developer for the YWCA site.“National CORE has proven to be a highly-skilled, mission-driven developer with one award-winning community in Pasadena,” said Director of Housing William K. Huang in a prepared statement. “We are eager to begin the negotiation process to develop a new community that will provide critically-needed affordable housing for Pasadena low-income seniors.”With 10 percent of the apartment homes set aside for formerly homeless seniors, National CORE, in partnership with Union Station Homeless Services, will provide the platform for formerly homeless seniors to begin the process of rebuilding their lives. With the programs and services provided by Union Station, residents will have a support system as well as access to programs and services to promote housing stability and individual well-being.“With almost 510 years of experience working with seniors within our adult programs, Union Station Homeless Services is excited to partner with National CORE on a permanent supportive housing community dedicated to serving the unique needs of seniors, one of our fastest-growing homeless populations,” said Anne Miskey, CEO of Union Station Homeless Services.“We provide a wide array of supportive services to individuals and families throughout the San Gabriel Valley, including the residents living at Marv’s Place, a community for formerly homeless families in Pasadena owned and managed by National CORE.”Over the next couple of months, National CORE and the city will conduct negotiations over a disposition and development agreement. The final agreement is expected for City Council approval in early 2021, which will allow National CORE to secure other competitive financing and obtain important city approvals.Subject to awards for financing and completion of a city design review, community engagement, and entitlement processes, construction could begin as early as 2022 and completed by 2024.For more information about National CORE’s proposed affordable housing community in the historic Civic Center District, please visit, https://nationalcore.org/ramona. Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News Subscribelast_img read more

Kids Read Now celebrates partnerships with hometown heroes, delivering books to Ohio students

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Twitter Previous articleYankees’ Germán talking with teammates about suspensionNext articleHamlin slaps down speculation over JGR’s youth movement Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Facebook Pinterest Local NewsUS News DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kids Read Now has partnered with school districts across Ohio, including Ansonia Local Schools, Troy City Schools, Mapleton Local School District, Greenville City Schools, and Northridge Local Schools, to mail books directly to their students’ homes over the summer. The number of students in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone! Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures. “Whether it’s the summer slide or the COVID slide, the KRN in-home reading programs are eliminating learning loss and are helping kids gain up to 2.5 months of learning over the summer,” said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now. “The kids love getting the books throughout the summer and come in the following school year talking about all the awesome books that they got. I can tell it definitely encourages the kids to read,” said Taylor B., Classroom Teacher, Troy City Schools. “Providing students with high quality texts to read during the summer is absolutely crucial. An added bonus is that students get ‘real’ mail!” said Jill H. B., Curriculum Director, Black River Local School District. The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement. The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books! Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students. To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/. *VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/513510815 NEWS SOURCE: Kids Read Now This press release was issued on behalf of the news source (Kids Read Now) who is solely responsibile for its accuracy, by Send2Press® Newswire. Information is believed accurate but not guaranteed. Story ID: 68917 APDF-R8.2 © 2021 Send2Press®, a press release and e-marketing service of NEOTROPE®, Calif., USA. To view the original version, visit: https://www.send2press.com/wire/kids-read-now-celebrates-partnerships-with-hometown-heroes-delivering-books-to-ohio-students/ Disclaimer: This press release content was not created by the Associated Press (AP).center_img TAGS  Kids Read Now celebrates partnerships with hometown heroes, delivering books to Ohio students WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Lacey getting treatment on hamstring injury

first_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Donegal defender Karl Lacey is receiving treatment on the hamstring injury he picked up in the All Ireland quarter final win over Armagh last Saturday.The Four Masters man suffered the injury early in the game but played to the finish.The 2012 Player of the Year looked to be struggling at times in the narrow one point win over the Orchard County.Lacey has just under three weeks to recover for the semi final against Dublin on Sunday 31st August. Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – August 12, 2014 Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Previous articleApple reseller iConnect to open Derry store next monthNext articleEnglish wins 800 heat at European Athletic Championships admin Lacey getting treatment on hamstring injury Facebook Newslast_img read more

Kerala High Court Seeks Election Commission’s Response On Petitions Challenging Deferment Of Rajya Sabha Polls

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Seeks Election Commission’s Response On Petitions Challenging Deferment Of Rajya Sabha Polls Lydia Suzanne Thomas27 March 2021 2:13 AMShare This – xOn Friday, the Kerala High Court sought the views of the Election Commission on two petitions that assailed the Election Commission’s decision to keep in abeyance elections to three vacancies from the state in the Rajya Sabha. A Bench of Justice PV Asha directed the Election Commission (EC) to respond to the petitions by Monday. The petitions, filed by the secretary of the Kerala Legislative Assembly and CPI(M) MLA S. Sharma, challenge the deferral of the polls. Advertisement It is contended that the EC had no right to interfere with the election schedule once the same was announced. The decision to call a halt on the polls, taken pursuant to a reference from the Ministry of Law and Justice, does not reveal the contents of the Ministry’s reference or how the reference was relevant, the petitioners contend. Asserting that the EC’s decision to defer the polls in step with the Ministry’s directive amounted to “subservience of the Commission to the Union Executive in violation of its independence, which independence and insulation from executive interference is mandated by the Constitution”Advertisement Another contention adopted by the petitioner is that once the elections are notified, the election process commences and even the High Court and the Supreme Court cannot interfere in such matters. In such a scenario, the EC’s action amounting to interference with the election process is improper and malafide, it is argued. Additionally, Sharma, in his petition, argues that the EC’s decision was motivated, anticipating possible changes in the electoral college following the upcoming Kerala Legislative Assembly Elections.Advertisement Advertisement Aggrieved by the impropriety in the actions of the EC, the petitioners moved the High Court. Kerala goes to the polls on April 6, and the result of the polls is expected on May 2. Elections to Rajya Sabha seats vacated by the IUML’s Abdul Vahab, the CPI(M)’s KK Ragesh, the INC’s Vayalar Ravi was slated for April 12, 2021. Vahab, Ragesh, and Ravi are due to retire on April 21, 2021. MLAs of the incumbent Legislative Assembly in which the ruling-LDF has majority would have formed the electoral college for the elections on April 12.Senior Government Pleader V Manu is representing the Secretary of the Legislative Assembly and Senior Advocate S. Sugunapalan is representing Sharma.TagsKerala Assembly Elections Kerala Legislative Assembly Kerala High Court Justice PV Asha Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

21 deaths, 787 further cases of Covid-19 in North

first_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articleRetailers accept January sales can not go on as normalNext articleMansell exits PDC World Championships News Highland Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Another 787 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, and there are a further 21 deaths. 12 people died with the virus in the past 24 hours, but there was a delay in reporting the other nine deaths.Hospitals in the North are operating at 100 per cent capacity.451 people are hospitalised with Covid-19, with 31 of them in intensive care. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook 21 deaths, 787 further cases of Covid-19 in Northcenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 23, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

CDC says schools can open safely even in COVID-19 hot spots if certain steps are taken

first_imgsshepard/iStockBy ANNE FLAHERTY and SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Teachers and students can safely return to the classroom, even in areas with high rates of viral transmission if certain mitigation steps are taken, according to new guidance released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The “operational strategy” relies on four color-coded “zones” based on the prevalence of community spread — blue, yellow, orange and red. Depending upon the zone, the CDC guidance suggests how school districts in that area can reopen safely.For example, in a “red zone” where COVID-19 cases are high, the recommendation is that schools stay virtual or open on a hybrid basis to allow for social distancing among students and staff. But returning full time could be done safely if the schools regularly test teachers and staff even if they don’t show symptoms.The CDC recommendations, while not binding, are the first federal guidelines that spell out specifically how a district could reopen based on conditions in their area.Previously, the CDC had issued guidance that suggested only how to mitigate risk — requiring masks and encouraging social distancing, for example. But the previous guidelines did little to resolve long-running disputes among local officials, parents and teachers’ unions about how far to go before returning to in-person classes.CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said a key part of the strategy will be “layering” mitigation strategy with priority given to universal mask wearing and allowing for six feet of social distance or assigning kids to cohorts. The plan says teachers or students do not need to be vaccinated before schools reopen, but suggests prioritizing teachers.Walensky said it’s critical for communities to recognize the “shared responsibility” in keeping COVID-19 levels low so schools can operate safely.“I want to underscore that the safest way to open schools, is to ensure that there is as little disease as possible in the community,” she told reporters on Friday.The recommendations also are a nod to educators who for the past year have expressed intense fear over returning to the classroom without more specific instructions on how to do so safely.Walensky said the recommendations were based on the “best-available science” that in-school transmission remains rare. But the suggestions will not be used to shut down schools that don’t follow the guidelines.“I want to be clear. With the release of this operational strategy, CDC is not mandating that schools reopen. These recommendations simply provide schools a long-needed roadmap for how to do so safely under different levels of disease in the community,” she said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Crisis council plans PPP to save services

first_imgCrisis council plans PPP to save servicesOn 25 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Crisis-hit Walsall Council is planning a partnership with the private sectorto try and turn around its performance. The proposed 10-year deal follows heavy criticism of council services by theDepartment of Health, schools’ watchdog Ofsted and the Audit Commission. Under the £30m joint-venture partnership, HR would be outsourced along witha number of frontline services. Deb Clarke, head of personnel and development at Walsall Council, said thedeal would improve the council’s efficiency and upgrade its IT capability. “The move will be of benefit to the council as it provides the financeto invest in new technology that it could not otherwise afford,” she said.Liverpool City Council formed a similar public-private partnership with BTin April last year. Between 50 and 100 of Walsall Council’s 1,400 staff would be seconded to thejoint-venture company as part of a new service centre, but would remain councilemployees on their original terms and conditions. Clarke stressed that there would be no compulsory redundancies and thecouncil would re-deploy staff where necessary. The new joint-venture company would run HR administration, payroll andrecruitment through a new high-tech service centre. Staff would be able toreceive payslips online and inform the council of sickness absence via theintranet. It would also control frontline road services, including refuse collection,road maintenance, and finance processes, including invoicing and council taxcollections. Clarke believes the partnership, which is set to be agreed in September,would also help the council meet the 2005 deadline to deliver essentialservices online. “We are making good progress on e-government, but this will really helpto improve the number of online transactions as well as the quality,” shesaid. Walsall Council employees are being asked to suggest names for the newcompany. By Paul Nelsonlast_img read more

ESPS Santa Maria joins Operation Atalanta

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Santa Maria relieves ESPS Tornado in Operation Atalanta View post tag: Spanish Navy View post tag: ESPS Santa Maria ESPS Santa Maria relieves ESPS Tornado in Operation Atalanta May 16, 2016 View post tag: ESPS Tornadocenter_img Authorities EU NAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta has welcomed back the Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Santa Maria.The ship was previously deployed on Op Atalanta in 2011 and will be conducting counter-piracy patrols over the coming five months.ESPS Santa Maria has an embarked Seahawk helicopter on board, allowing her to carry out a wide range of tasks, including maritime surveillance and reconnaissance. She is also fitted with a Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) which further adds to her reconnaissance capability.ESPS Santa Maria’s arrival signifies the end of deployment for ESPS Tornado on the Operation.Her crew participated in many training opportunities with regional partners to further enhance the maritime-security of the region and keep seafarers safe off the Somali coast. View post tag: EU NAVFOR Share this articlelast_img read more

Rubbish Reveals Sophocles

first_imgOxford University scientists have used infra-red technology to open up a hoard of ancient papyri which could potentially reveal hundreds of lost Greek poems, tragedies and plays and bring about a ‘second Renaissance’.The collection, known as the ‘Oxyrhynchus Collection’ is the largest collection of classical manuscripts in the world. It contains over 800 boxes with more than 400,000 papyrus fragments. It is now stored in Oxford’s own Sackler library where specialists are applying the new, cutting edge imagery technology to reveal lost works by classical authors including Sophocles, Euripides, Hesiod and Lucian. The works of Sophocles, the giant of the golden age of Greek civilisation, are particularly sought after. The potential to decipher more of his works is eagerly anticipated by classicists around the world.The Oxyrhynchus Collection was excavated in the late 19th Century by members of the Egypt Exploration Society. When they were uncovered in a rubbish tip in the city, the papyri were worthless to the naked eye. They were worm-eaten and corroded. The condition in which they were found meant that since the collection was transported to Britain more than a hundred years ago (often in biscuit tins) the process of decipherment has been painfully slow.Professor Parsons of Christ Church, who has been wrestling with the Oxyrhynchus Collection for more than forty years explains, “for a long time we have been photographing the fragments by infra-red or ultra-violet light to bring up traces of ink.” Now scientists at Oxford, in collaboration with specialists from Bringham Young University in Utah, have begun applying multi-spectral imaging techniques developed from satellite technology to illegible sections of the papyri. “Multi-spectral imaging is going to produce the best results yet, since it combines digital imaging (so that the images can be enhanced by a computer) with the whole spectrum of light wave-lengths.”As the director of the Oxyrhynchus project, Dr Dirk Obbink toldCherwell that the development is “a significant discovery in that it will broaden the already substantial base of lost Greek and Latin Literature and writing in general that we have represented in the Oxyrhynchus Papyri collection in the Sackler, and in papyrus collections around the world.”When it has all been read (mainly in Greek, but also in Latin, Hebrew and other languages) up to five million new words will be added to the current body of classical works. Texts deciphered over the past week will be published next month by the Egypt Exploration Society, which owns the collection after financing its discovery over a century ago.In the past, substantial difficulties have been encountered in reading and interpreting damaged papyrus on many important projects. The Philodemus project at Herculaneum yielded several hundred rolls of text charred by the volcanic flow of Vesuvius, compressed by the weight of rubble and mud and congealed by water. Now multi-spectral techniques also promise to help retrieve this extensive library of Epicurean philosophy from the first century B.C. Classicists even believe that they are likely to be able to find and decipher lost Christian gospels, which were written at approximately the same time as the New Testament.ARCHIVE: 0th week 2005last_img read more

OUCA candidate removes ‘Defeat the Cucks’ campaign page

first_img“The campaign was based on allowing Members tostand on tables at Port and Policy, which is currently not allowed, due to therisk of damage to St Giles’ Church Hall.” This video has also since been deleted. It is unclear whether Simon is still running for Political Officer. In a videoposted on the page, Simon specifically referenced a ban on “Slav Squatting” ontables at OUCA’s Port and Policy as a catalyst for his run, accusing OUCAPresident Ellie Flint of “oppressing our meme culture”. But,speaking to Cherwell, OUCA PresidentEllie Flint said: “I am aware of a campaign page that was set upon Facebook by a member of OUCA. The page was in breach of our constitutionregarding electoral publicity, and has since been taken down. Candidate Iván Simon advertised what he referred to as “The official 2019 campaign for sound leadership and sounder port.” He further urged voters to “Vote IVAN for PO because you’re worth it.” A candidate for Political Officer for the Oxford University Conservative Association deleted a campaign Facebook page on which he pledged “To defeat the cucks and usher in a new golden age of soundness” just hours after its launch on Wednesday. Before beingdeleted, the Facebook page appeared to have been “Sponsored”, a feature whichallows page administrators to pay to promote their pages. The political usage of the word “cuck” originated on 4Chan’s infamous “Pol” board and is popular with the Alt-Right online. Iván Simon was contacted for comment.last_img read more

Bay Avenue Construction Update

first_imgDetour signs were a common sight on Bay Avenue during construction. The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work is being done on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street.The contractor has installed new 20-inch diameter pipe, backfilled and temporarily paved over the entire length of the project, except for an approximately 60-foot long segment that lies between 11th and 10th streets.When work resumes on Monday, Bay Avenue will be open to local traffic only between 14th and Ninth streets, with all work areas and materials zoned off.Other work scheduled during the week includes tapping into the existing 10-inch diameter force main at a point that is now within the valve vault that was installed on the property of the Municipal Utilities Authority’s 20th Street Pump Station, and the installation of vent piping and air release valves that serve the concrete chambers that have been installed throughout the length of the project.Neither of these tasks will require traffic shutdowns. Traffic control will be handled with lane shifts.For the longer term, it is expected that the new 20-inch pipe will become operable by about the end of April. At that time, the slip-lining of the existing 20-inch diameter force main will begin. The slip-lining phase of the project is expected to extend to mid to late June. It is not expected that large traffic detours will be required while slip-lining is ongoing and that traffic control will be handled via lane shifts.See full project updatelast_img read more

Closing the gender gap in computer science

first_imgYoung women studying computer science were introduced to a group of potential role models as part of a weekend conference at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).The event, organized by Harvard Women in Computer Science, drew some of the most successful women in the field, along with sponsors such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. It included keynote speeches from entrepreneurs and senior executives, mentoring lunches, and an eight-hour “hackathon” Sunday at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Students from 40 U.S. colleges and universities were in attendance.“When I was growing up, I thought the gender war was over and women had won. But it’s still not over,” said Amy Yin ’14, co-founder of Harvard Women in Computer Science.“The biases may be more subtle now, but the statistics are not. When I interned at Facebook last summer, I was the only woman on a team of 12,” added Yin, who is concentrating in computer science. “There’s a saying that ‘If you can’t see it, you can’t be it,’ which is why we wanted to develop a community of women in computer science.”The first keynote speaker was Rebecca Parsons, chief technology officer at ThoughtWorks, a Chicago-based software design firm. “Women bring a different perspective to solving problems,” said Parsons, who noted remarkable progress toward inclusiveness in her three decades in the field — which wasn’t to say the work is over.“I was told when I was in school that women were incapable of understanding math and science,” she said. “Today, saying something like that simply isn’t socially acceptable.“The biggest challenge now is that people may not fully recognize the kinds of subtle biases that still exist. When hiring, for example, people tend to look for someone like them, people they’re comfortable with.” This works against women. “If we can make talking about bias less charged, we’ll be much better off.”Margo I. Seltzer, the Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science at SEAS, offered a similar viewpoint. “Underrepresentation leads to continued underrepresentation,” she said. “We all need to work toward making our workplaces and communities more welcoming.”Still, Seltzer has seen big advances at Harvard, where 28 percent of current computer science concentrators are women (the national average is 20 percent). “We’re delighted to see increased participation by women in our courses and concentration. I don’t think the problem is solved, but the messaging that all are welcome does seem to be helping.”Yin believes that eradicating cultural stereotypes about women and technology is a key part of the equation. “Harvard is doing a lot to encourage women to get into technology, and to be more technical in general,” she said. “It’s great, because a lot of women think you can’t be social if you’re in computer science, that people will stigmatize you as a nerd, that guys will be intimidated by you, that you won’t find a boyfriend or a husband.”And men need to be part of the solution, too, she said: “We’re about to start an ‘allies’ program based on what Harvard Business School has done. We want to get men involved in discussing their perceptions about women in computer science. We need to talk about gender-related problems, like why only 7 percent of venture capitalists are women and how this impacts what companies get funded.”David C. Parkes, the George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science and area dean for computer science, is focused on the work ahead: “We’ve managed to close the gender gap a bit, but I think I speak for all my colleagues when I say that we won’t be happy until” the gap is gone.Parkes, who helped judge the hackathon, pointed to the growing number of women in Harvard’s introductory programming course, CS 50. Women filled 37 percent of the seats in CS 50 this year — an all-time high. “Our target for the entire concentration must be 50 percent,” he said.Bringing more women to engineering and computer science is a priority for Dean Cherry A. Murray of SEAS. “We are creating a curriculum that is encouraging and embracing people from diverse backgrounds, rather than the traditional engineering school’s ‘weeding out’ atmosphere,” said Murray, who is also the John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a professor of physics. “We have seen an increase of over a factor of two in the percentage of women concentrating in computer science in the last five years, which I celebrate, but we’re aiming higher — to complete parity — because we want the very best minds coming into the field.”Stanford computer science graduate Kimber Lockhart delivered the second keynote speech Saturday at the Science Center. Increo Solutions, Lockhart’s start-up firm, was acquired in 2009 by Box, a Silicon Valley company with a valuation of more than $1 billion. Just six years out of college, she is now senior vice president at Box, where she leads software engineering teams.“I hope many of you become software engineers because you want to change the world that way,” Lockhart said. “I am sometimes unable to build diverse teams because of so many women opting out” of software engineering. When Lockhart asked who in the packed house was interested in launching a start-up, about half the audience raised their hands.A young woman asked Lockhart how to overcome the “impostor syndrome,” an internalized feeling that women simply don’t belong in tech. Lockhart acknowledged its existence, but added, “You need to make decisions as if it weren’t there,” because “once you get in the door, you’ll be able to learn” everything you need.last_img read more

At graduate Schools, reinvention on the fly

first_img Students reflect on the shift to online classes and unplanned move home “We talked with many friends and classmates who felt like so many changes were happening to us and that others were making significant decisions affecting our lives. That often happens in times of crisis, and we wanted to empower more students to respond and act. Students are very good at identifying needs and gaps, and we wanted to give them a platform to connect with others to innovate solutions,” said Gwendolyn Lee, who’s studying health policy at Harvard Kennedy School while also pursuing a medical degree at UCLA. Allie Lee is earning a master’s degree in epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.Even as the group confronts the immediate COVID-19 crisis, Gwendolyn Lee said it’s also building institutional knowledge so that it’s better prepared for future disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics.“More fundamentally, we would like to work toward building a model of prevention,” she said. “Students vs. Pandemics hopes to advocate for and help achieve preventive behavior so we won’t find ourselves in a situation like the one we face today.”Coming togetherIn times of struggle, many take comfort and refuge in religious and spiritual gatherings. With that currently out of the question, some religious groups at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) are considering alternatives. The HDS Disciples and United Church of Christ Worship have begun shifting the weekly worship services and prayer times online, connecting everyone via Zoom. The first online service begins today.Early last week, HDS students began contributing inspirational posts to the Office of the Chaplain and Religious and Spiritual Life’s Facebook page and Instagram accounts. So far, the posts have drawn on a variety of texts, from the Bible to Harry Potter.Design for living apartHarvard’s move to online teaching and learning presents challenges for disciplines where the work is almost entirely physical and doesn’t easily translate to 2D formats such as video — at least not without sacrificing essential components of the work.At Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Dean Sarah Whiting and the faculty have been taking advantage of the popular Zoom platform’s draw-over and annotation tools, particularly for “crits,” the one-on-one sessions in which a professor reviews and critiques individual student work, said GSD spokesman Travis Dagenais. Rather than hanging project renderings on the usual pin-up boards, they’re turning unused laptops into digital pinboards so professors can review the work on one screen while conducting the crit on another. “I was just so impressed that even though all of their lives were sort of cast into chaos … they still were really committed to building community and finding ways to continue to connect GSAS students.” — Jacqueline Yun, executive director, GSAS Student Center ‘Unsteady,’ ‘lucky,’ and ‘overwhelmed’ The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. The School is still determining how faculty juries will conduct final reviews, which typically involve models, large drawings, and other physical elements, without being able to see these components in real life.For those already tired of looking at home-office backdrops on Zoom, or who just want things to go back to “normal” even for a few minutes, a cheeky pair of Master’s in Design Studies students have created an assortment of colorful Zoom backgrounds from spaces in and around Gund Hall. The backgrounds have become a minor hit with students and even a dean or two.One unexpected positive is that prior to the campus closure, GSD offered only one online course, the popular “The Architectural Imagination” on edX. Now, suddenly there are dozens of GSD courses going online, adapted and produced in short order and being tweaked in an ongoing manner. It’s been a tall order. “That contrast in number and scope illustrates our challenge as designers: Design pedagogy is uniquely difficult to conduct in a purely digital format, and this shift has been nothing shy of fundamental for us,” said Dagenais.Festivities from afarFor fourth-year students at Harvard Medical School (HMS), the third Friday in March is a date they have dreamed about and worked toward for  many years. On Match Day, the National Resident Matching Program notifies graduating seniors at medical schools across the country where they will serve their clinical residencies. At Harvard, the milestone usually takes place in the atrium of the Tosteson Medical Education Center at HMS, with students and their loved ones gathered, waiting for the dean of students’ traditional bell ringing at noon that kicks off the envelope-tearing, excited squeals, and hugs. This year, the matches will arrive via email, and Dean Fidencio Saldaña’s bell will be livestreamed to the approximately 165 seniors. The School has set up a social media account so students can share their celebrations, but from a safe distance. Medical School academic, research community responds to COVID-19 pandemic Harvard’s Lipsitch urges public to ramp up social distancing, increase coronavirus tests As everywhere else, Harvard’s graduate and professional Schools have had to adjust quickly to the new realities brought on by the rising coronavirus pandemic, halting normal operations, shifting to remote learning, and creating systems that serve their own unique needs and teaching missions.Supplementing the University’s dedicated COVID-19 information website, the dozen Schools have created special sections on their own sites to communicate regularly with students, faculty, and staff about the latest announcements from deans and other senior administrators, provide links to the rapidly changing public health news and safety guidelines, and offering detailed information about the resources and forms of assistance available to members of the Harvard community.Some Schools, such as the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Harvard Business School, are drawing on their expertise to gather COVID-19-focused faculty research and advice on their areas of health, K-12 education, and business to satisfy a voracious, fact-starved public. Other Schools are grappling with ways to continue critical services that aren’t so easily shuffled online. Here are some of the key shifts underway.Clinical training impactsDelivering vital medical and legal services to those who need them and providing students with essential, hands-on training are important, enriching aspects of the professional education at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HDSM), and Harvard Law School (HLS).But as School leaders grapple with federal, state, and local guidelines covering how best to protect students, faculty, and staff in high-risk settings or where close contact with others is unavoidable, clinical work for HMS and HDSM students has been temporarily halted or radically scaled back.Clinical rotations at Harvard’s teaching hospitals — including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance — were paused through Sunday, and may be delayed longer. The move is temporary, an HMS spokeswoman stressed, but will be long enough “to give the hospitals and the clinical faculty administrators time to devise a plan for the students where they can continue to train but won’t be involved dealing with COVID patients.”On March 16, the Dental School halted all clinical services except dental emergencies for existing patients “until further notice,” said German Gallucci, Raymond J. and Elva Pomfret Nagle Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences and executive director of the Harvard Dental Center. The number of faculty, staff, and students handling emergency services has been cut back, with very few students assigned to the ER. The hiatus has dramatically reduced the clinic caseload, which had been logging 45,000 visits a year but has gone from seeing 200 patients a day down to just five for urgent care.,The scale-back will protect students, faculty and staff from exposure, while keeping emergency dental treatment going to ease the expected strain on hospitals and the health system in the coming weeks.Gallucci said that, given the pandemic’s many unknowns, he concurred with his colleague Jennifer Gibbs, director of the Division of Endodontics, who predicted, “This could be our new normal for an extended period of time.” Even when the spread of the coronavirus is under control, she said, people in dental medicine “will have to learn how to practice with this disease among us.”At the Law School, meanwhile, 44 clinics and student practice organizations continue to serve clients and work on cases, said Lisa Dealy, assistant dean for clinical and pro bono programs. The state trial courts have barred all in-person hearings and will take only emergency cases during the outbreak.Let’s keep in touch — no, reallyIn normal times, students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) don’t have much chance to meet up what with research, teaching, studying and family obligations. So the GSAS Student Center, formerly known as Dudley House, has served as a vital social hub, hosting parties, offering arts and cultural programming, and sponsoring outdoor, athletic, and other activities to get students out of their academic bubbles and interact with students from other disciplines.After the University shift to digital learning, the 25 Ph.D. student fellows who host interactive events moved quickly to ensure that social distancing wouldn’t erode the grad students’ sense of community. Using Engage, a social engagement platform also used by the College, center fellows have begun ramping up a slate of options to gather virtually, including a weekly knitting and crochet circle, a photography workshop, and virtual exercise classes.“I was just so impressed that even though all of their lives were sort of cast into chaos in terms of moving and heading home and … maybe moving to new residence halls, they still were really committed to building community and finding ways to continue to connect GSAS students,” said Jacqueline Yun, executive director of the center.Sarah Kozel and Etha Williams, third- and sixth-year doctoral students studying historical musicology in the Music Department, decided to launch a podcast, “Distant Socialing,” after the campus closure put an end to a tongue-in-cheek “conceptual podcast” they had held over meals in the Commons dining hall, where they would discuss and rate the food and chat with whomever joined them.,“When the coronavirus crisis hit, we started trying to think about ways to maintain closeness and community amidst growing physical distance — both small-scale (social distancing and campus closures in Cambridge) and large-scale (as Sarah returned to Canada while I stayed in Cambridge),” Williams said via email. “We thought that making our conceptual podcast a ‘real’ podcast could be one way to do this.”In addition to their usual humor, the pair discuss the psychological aspects of coping with the pandemic and share some tips they learned in a Harvard University Health Services workshop, “Managing Emotions.”“I just love this because it’s so good for mental health and well-being,” Yun said of the fellows’ latest effort. “It’s hard enough to be a Ph.D. student; it is so incredibly isolating and our population has a tendency to isolate because the work that they’re doing is asking the big questions in lonely libraries. So I’m just so grateful that our students are trending forward trying to say, ‘We need to stay connected to each other during this time.’”Students vs. PandemicsWith so many feeling overwhelmed by the abrupt changes and confused by the rapid pace of information coming at them from so many disparate sources about the COVID-19 pandemic or where to find help for difficulties, graduate students Gwendolyn Lee, M.D./M.P.P. ’20, and her sister, Alexandria “Allie” Lee, M.S. ’20, thought students could use a central repository to find and share the most accurate, useful information and more easily communicate with each other. Ideally, they hoped this would empower students to take action to begin solving the many challenges of the current public health crisis.On March 13, the student-run group Students vs. Pandemics created a Google Sheet with sections on how to stay healthy, where to find resources, ideas for having fun or bringing about systemic change, and complain + fix, where problems are identified, and then go about trying to fix them. Students are encouraged to add ideas and share information on the spreadsheet. So far, more than 30 students have contributed, and they’re hoping to recruit others. Ideas include starting a COVID-19 hackathon for students to identify digital solutions, drafting policy memos to send to the Massachusetts Legislature, and helping other universities launch similar task forces. ‘Worry about 4 weeks from now,’ epidemiologist warns Officials detail University’s battle plan to combat coronavirus while education continues Q&A on Harvard’s move to online learning Homeward bound Relatedlast_img read more

Dell EMC Isilon Generation 6 for Media and Entertainment

first_imgThe Media & Entertainment industry is all about creating and delivering great media, and not about managing your technology. At Dell EMC, we continue to develop powerful yet simple-to-manage storage platforms that help accelerate creation, delivery and active archives for rapidly growing libraries of media content.Dell EMC Isilon has the power, performance and capacity to support a wide range of Media and Entertainment workflows. But, which is the right Isilon node type for your requirements? Simon Haywood – CTO for Media and Entertainment in EMEA – takes a look at the full portfolios, and explores the strengths of each node type for different tasks.For more on Dell EMC Media & Entertainment solutions, visit our Emerging Tech Solutions site.Meet me and the Dell EMC team at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam this September! Book your meeting now!last_img read more

ND listed as a top Peace Corps university

first_imgPlacing on the Peace Corps’ list of top universities nationwide for the 12th straight year, Notre Dame has established a tradition of expanding learning beyond the classroom. Notre Dame ranked 10th on the Peace Corps’ list of Medium Colleges and Universities to produce the most Peace Corps volunteers in 2011. According to a recent Notre Dame press release, 35 alumni currently serve in the Peace Corps around the world. Among that list is 2010 Notre Dame alumna Meghan Costello, who has spent the past 16 months in Rwanda.  Costello said her primary role in Rwanda is teaching English, yet her mission goes far beyond teaching itself. “Peace Corps is different from other organizations because it is so much more than the primary assignment,” she said. “It’s about integration into a community, learning about another culture and spreading American culture. Through these steps, you can find other ways to be useful in the community.” The prospect of joining the Peace Corps was something that Costello said she had always considered, and after joining, it became the perfect fit for her. “I think Peace Corps was always in my head, a little thing inside that I always wanted, but didn’t think I would ever actually experience,” she said. “When it became a part of my reality, I had the support of all my family and friends. It felt so right.” The atmosphere and the people of Notre Dame are what motivated Costello to join the Peace Corps, she said. In addition, a study abroad trip to Rome helped her realize a passion for applying her education outside of the classroom. “Studying abroad in Rome certainly helped in my desire to experience other cultures,” she said. “I wanted to understand what I was reading in class and to experience the reality of these situations, whatever the reality was.” Although Costello said life in Rwanda can be difficult and lonely at times, she finds comfort in her tasks and responsibilities. “The highlights always come with good work,” she said. “I have recently been plunging into projects in my community, and they bring me joy the kind of joy that comes after finishing a tough paper or a long run.” However, Costello said it is difficult for her to express in words how her time in Rwanda has been because she has yet to fully understand it herself. “My experience in Rwanda is impossible to describe,” she said. “It’s everything that you’d picture it would be ¾enlightening, challenging, life-changing, difficult, rewarding … it’s all those things, but different than you could ever imagine.” Looking toward the future, Costello said she is unsure of what her plans are, but her experience in the Peace Corps has broadened her perception of what careers are available in the business world.            “I am meeting fascinating people all the time here, and so many are doing great work,” she said. “There are so many cool jobs out there, and I want them all. We will have to see what life has in store for me.”last_img read more

Salvanelli’s Authentic Italian Specialties Offers Gourment Italian Food Baskets

first_imgSalvanellis Authentic Italian SpecialtiesP.O. Box 65155Burlington, VT 05406-5155Telephone 802.951.2523E-mail: [email protected](link sends e-mail)Web site: www.salvanellis.com(link is external)For Immediate Release Contact: Gloria Salvanelli Tel: 802-951-2523Salvanellis Authentic Italian SpecialtiesOffers Gourmet Italian Food BasketsBurlington, VT — December 2, 2005 — Its been said that the problem with Italian food is that, after you eat it, five or six days later youre hungry again. The point, of course, is that Italians are as passionate about food as they are about good wine and true love. Esse nufesso qui dice male di Maccheroni. In other words, He who speaks badly of macaroni is a fool.Authentic macaroni and other Italian delicacies are now available at Salvanellis Authentic Italian Specialties in Burlington. Salvanellis Italian Baskets are personally selected and filled with only the very finest imported Italian foods available, from antipasto to dessert. Three specific baskets, Antipasto, Pasta and Dessert baskets are available, as well as customized baskets. Whether your customized basket is based on budget, food specialties, business or personal, Salvanellis will create the basket to fit your needs.All products are authentic Italian, either imported from Italy or made from original Italian recipes by Italian Americans. Imported products include Ravida Estate Bottled Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Illy coffee (Italys finest espresso), Villa Bellentani Balsamic Vinegar, Soppressata Calabrese Salami, Benedetto Cavalieri Tagliatelle, Sicilian Honey and Parmigiana Reggiano.The pasta basket, Nona Lenas Table, also includes DellAmore Pasta Sauce, made in Colchester by Frank DellAmore, but produced from a recipe of his grandmother, Filomena. Another regional Italian product is Croccante, Italian Almond Crunch, produced by Tre Noci in Boston, using a recipe from her Calabrian grandmother.Our antipasto, pasta and dessert baskets make delizioso holiday, wedding, hostess, and birthday gifts. We are happy to create custom baskets for any occasion. Salvanellis also caters to corporate clients for company functions and events, or a special client.Salvanellis Authentic Italian Specialties can be reached at 802-951-2523, or via e-mail at [email protected](link sends e-mail). Their web site is www.salvanellis.com(link is external). — 30 —last_img read more

NextEra CFO: Battery storage is starting a ‘real revolution’ in electric industry

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. That’s how much NextEra Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jim Ketchum estimates that batteries will add to the cost of solar and wind projects that the company has built over the last six to 12-months, as revealed in the company’s results call yesterday.But that’s not all. Ketchum further added that he expects this cost to fall to around half a cent per kilowatt-hour in the middle of the next decade. “Early in the next decade, mid-next decade, it’s going to probably be about $0.005 a kilowatt hour add, maybe $0.01, but probably closer to about $0.005. And so if we find ourselves in a marketplace where we are selling wind right around $0.02, I mean, a combined wind and solar product probably looks roughly around $0.025. Solar, into the next decade, probably looks more like a $0.03 product, sub-$0.03 in some markets. You add half a penny on that on the high end, you’re probably at about $ 0.035 a kilowatt hour.”NextEra CEO Jim Robo added to this, noting that batteries are allowing the company to provide “firm” power. “We’re right at the beginning of, I think, a real revolution in this country in terms of how electricity is – how storage interacts with electricity on the grid, and how we’re going to start delivering much different, firm, renewable products to our customers going forward,” stated Robo on the results call.CFO Ketchum elaborated on that statement, noting that the economics of wind and solar are going to allow these resources to out-compete existing conventional power plants – and potentially knock them off the grid. “As battery cost declines and efficiency gains are realized during the four-year start of construction period, we continue to expect that in the next decade new nearly firm wind and solar, without incentives, will be cheaper than the operating costs of traditional inefficient generation resources, creating significant opportunities for new renewables growth going forward.”These confident statements about the costs and abilities of solar and wind plus storage come as the company has reached a record backlog of 7.4 GW of solar, wind and energy storage projects. This includes nearly 2 GW of solar projects that the company has contracted to put online through 2020. During the quarter NextEra added 692 MW of solar projects and 90 MW of battery storage to its backlog.The large majority of this, at 1.48 GW of solar and 75 MW of battery storage, is planned for the 2019-2020 timeframe, however NextEra is also planning projects after 2020, and notes that the new IRS guidelines on the beginning of construction allow the company to claim the full 30% Investment Tax Credit for projects that it puts online as late as 2023, as long as they have started construction in 2019.More: NextEra expects storage to add half a cent to solar in mid-2020’s NextEra CFO: Battery storage is starting a ‘real revolution’ in electric industrylast_img read more

Bay Shore Man, 26, Killed in Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 26-year-old Bay Shore man was killed Friday night when his motorcycle crashed into a tree in Calverton, Suffolk County police said. The motorcyclist was identified as Darien Grasman. Police said Grasman was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Mill Road, west of Edwards Avenue, at approximately 7:45 p.m., when he lost control of the motorcycle, skidded off the roadway and struck a tree. Grasman was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The investigation is continuing, police said. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Seventh Squad detectives at 631-852-8752.last_img read more

ERM is a journey

first_imgLet’s imagine for a moment that you’ve been asked to lead a group of settlers. Your team will be traveling through uncharted territory and will begin in Fresno, Calif., and head east. The goal is to reach Santa Fe, N.M., where the group plans to build a home. There has never been a group attempt to reach Santa Fe from the west. What should you do at this point? You could:accept the risk and begin the journey without knowing what lies ahead;mitigate the risk by sending a scout team ahead to inform you of any obstacles;transfer the risk by contracting experienced guides to help lead the group; oravoid the risk and refuse to lead the group.In this case, let’s assume you’ve decided to accept the leadership role and forge ahead and mitigate the risk. A scout team is moving ahead of the group. Runners are relaying messages back to the group leader. The group has been traveling for several days through the desert and conditions are beginning to improve. The group is anxious to hear what the runners have to say. On this particular day a runner reports a huge canyon just a few days ahead. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Mexico tops 10,000 COVID-19 deaths: Government

first_imgHowever, Mexico’s death rate compared to cases is much higher.It recorded almost 2,800 new cases on Monday taking its total over 93,000.”Today we began production activities related to the automotive industry, mining and the construction industry,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said earlier on Monday. “We have to move towards the new normal because it’s necessary for our national economy, our people’s wellbeing; we need to, little by little, return production, economic, social and cultural activity to normal.” Mexico’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 deaths passed 10,000 on Monday, the health secretary said, following an increase of 237 on the previous day.News of the updated toll — now 10,167 — came as Mexico announced it was gradually reopening its economy by reactivating its automotive, mining and construction sectors.Mexico is second only to Brazil in Latin America for COVID-19 deaths, although the South American giant has had close to three times as many. Topics :center_img Mexico shut down all but necessary economic activity on March 23, after Lopez Obrador had come under intense criticism and bucked the regional trend by resisting calls to impose a lockdown much earlier.On a visit to Quintana Roo state, where the popular Cancun seaside resort is located, Lopez Obrador also said tourism activity would be reopened from next week.last_img read more

Five in demand Brisbane suburbs

first_img312 Manly Road, Manly WestSAVVY investors might want to look away from the inner city and towards the outer suburbs for strong property growth according to research from LocationScore.com.au.The property research site crunched the numbers across Brisbane’s suburbs and found that demand was strongest in a number of outer suburbs in 2017.Director of research Jeremy Sheppard said the company examined eight key indicators for demand over 12 months to find what suburbs were likely to grow. The top five high performing suburbs were within 10 to 20 kilometres from the CBD, eschewing conventional wisdom that closer to the city was better for price growth. “The reason that there is an increase in demand could be to do with infrastructure or it could be affordability,” Mr Sheppard said. “People could be priced out of the rest of the city so you can find that these affordable suburbs are getting a lot more interest.”To measure demand he included data such as days on market and vendor discounts, as well as less obvious measures like the numbers of online views on property websites like realestate.com.au.Across Brisbane units in Alexandra Hills, Manly West, Carseldine and Sunnybank Hills scored highly in demand. These units at Dorville Road in Carseldine could be set for an increase in value.This high demand for units in these suburbs was in stark contrast to the oversupply of units in the inner city, where oversupply and high vacancy rates have continued to cause a headache for investors. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoKenmore Hills in Brisbane’s southwest was the only suburb where demand for houses made the top five.Manly West’s unit market scored the highest of the five with a demand score of 74 out of 100. Bruce McIntyre at Ray White Coorparoo said the strong demand for units in Many West was mainly being driven by owner occupiers rather than investors. “A lot of young families are moving in,” Mr McIntyre said. Before buying up in the in these suburbs Mr Sheppard recommended potential investors check to see if many new housing developments were likely to be approved.“The last thing you want to do is invest in a market that is great right now that might have an oversupply in a few years,” he said.Brisbane’s most in demand suburbs.Manly West, Units, Location Score 74/100Sunnybank Hills, Units, Location Score 70/100Alexandra Hills, Units, Location Score 69/100Carseldine, Units, Location Score 69/100Kenmore Hills, Houses, Location Score 66/100last_img read more

10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking Law – Reason #8 – Hannah & Brian

first_imgThe politicians told us the anti-smacking law was not about banning smacking, yet CYF choose a different approach. Did the politicians mislead us, or are CYF a law unto themselves? Perhaps both apply.WATCH this 5-minute clip and judge for yourself!   “They came to me for help… It’s devastating to be put in this place that I can’t have my own grandchildren.” Hannah (Grandmother) This fifth short clip is this week’s example of “10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking Law.” It’s the evidence that politicians and the media don’t want you to see. It’s the evidence John Key asked for – but won’t watch. So take a couple of minutes to watch and judge for yourself.    To see ALL the evidence, go to our updated and new look website www.protectgoodparents.org.nz . You can view the full documentaries “Mum on a Mission” (2014) and “My Mummy’s A Criminal” (2011).It’s time we held the politicians to account on a failed law which is doing more harm than good. It’s time the politicians listened to YOU!center_img WHERE DO THE POLITICAL PARTIES STAND?Go to www.valueyourvote.org.nzlast_img read more

Bulldog Indoor Track State Results

first_imgCongratulations to everyone that qualified and participated at the indoor state meet at IU in Bloomington on Saturday evening.  To make the cut of being one of the top 24 in the state is a feet in itself.We had many personal record performances and our girls 4 x 800 relay team got themselves on the podium and a medal as they placed 8th. The team was made up of Liz Loichinger, Trysta Vierling, Maria Lopez and Katie Olsen. Way to go ladies!  There were also several close to the podium placement and they were Stephanie Nobbe in the high jump placing 10th (8’0″), the girls 4000m Distance Medley Relay of Trysta Vierling, Carley Pride, Katie Olsen and Liz Loichinger placing 9th by less then .3 of a second and the girls 4 x 400m relay of Stephanie Nobbe, Liz Loichinger, Katie Olsen and Carley Pride placing 11th.  Others competing were Carley Pride in the high jump, Katie Bedel in shot put, Ean Loichinger in the 3200m run, the boys 4 x 800 team of Kavin Saravanan, Will Nuhring, Daren Smith and JJ Kuisel, and the boys 4 x 400 relay team of Kavin Saravanan, Chase Hamilton, Tyler Meyers and JJ Kuisel.Those running personal records for the day were:4 x 800 splits: Trysta Vielring, Liz Loichinger, Maria Lopez, Katie Olsen, Kavin Saravanan, Will Nuhring, Daren Smith4 x 400 splits: Kavin Saravanan, Carley PrideGreat job to all competing with some of the best in the state!  Proud showing for the Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Tino Anjorin agrees new Chelsea deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Tino Anjorin has agreed a new long-term deal to keep him at Chelsea until 2025, but it will not be signed until the country’s coronavirus lockdown is lifted. The 18-year-old winger made his Premier League debut as a substitute in the 4-0 rout of Everton, the final Premier League game before the season was halted. That vote of confidence from Frank Lampard was a significant boost and talks over personal terms had progressed in the past couple of weeks. Anjorin, who has just over a year remaining on his current deal, will be the ninth academy player to agree new terms this season. First-team regulars Mason Mount, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori and the fit-again Ruben Loftus-Cheek have all agreed extensions on top of recent debutants Billy Gilmour, Ian Maatsen, Armando Broja and third-choice goalkeeper Jamie Cumming. Leading goalscorer Tammy Abraham remains in talks over a new deal that has dragged on for several months, while the club remain engaged in negotiations with a number of other players. Willian, Pedro, Willy Caballero and Olivier Giroud are all out of contract at the end of June.Tags: CoronavirusEvertonFikayo TomoriFrank LampardTino Anjorinlast_img read more

Liverpool, C-NS soccer sides takes defeats

first_imgIt was close most of the way, but the Hornets, with one goal in each half, beat the Warriors 2-0, overcoming Dan Scaheber’s seven saves by having Corey Gallagher and Nino Pagano each finding the net.The C-NS girls will make up that trip to Baldwinsville on Oct. 18. In the meantime, it would travel to state Class B no. 6-ranked Marcellus last Thursday night, where it could not break through in a 2-0 defeat to the Mustangs.C-NS had all kinds of chances throughout the cold, wet evening, but the Marcellus defense turned them all back as Mustangs goalie Ellie Shaw stopped all 10 Northstars shots she faced.Marcellus took the lead less than seven minutes into the gam. Katie, MacLachlan’s corner kick was passed to Hannah Durand, whose great pass set up LaMarre for a go-ahead goal.Then Sara Mielnicki, with a superb spin move, flashed open and put in the second goal later in the half. To its credit, the Northstars did blank the Mustangs the rest of the way as Avery Byrnes finished with eight saves.Back on Wednesday night, the Liverpool girls soccer team ventured to West Genesee, and it was close for a while – but a big second half left the Warriors on the wrong side of a 6-1 decision.During the first half, Liverpool did enough to keep the game 1-0, and Caroline Stevens got a late goal – but that happened as WG was burning the Warriors for five tallies, with Marlee Pontello (two goals) and Emma Nelson (one goal, one assist) leading them.Back in action on Saturday afternoon, Liverpool took a 3-0 defeat to Rome Free Academy, who got away in the second half as Jamie Fleck led them with one goal and one assist. Tags: C-NSliverpoolsoccer Having  lost to Henninger 1-0 on Sept. 12, the Northstars would have to work all 80 minutes to turn back the Black Knights’ challenge as, once again Jawadshah Kasimi led C-NS by earning one goal and one assist.Goals also went to Anthony Cimino and Tyler Murray, with Joe Barraco and Cole Rockwell earning assists. Henninger lost despite goals by Whoo Pla and Excellent Bienvenu.Liverpool’s boys would be home Thursday to face a Fayetteville-Manlius side that saw its showdown with Baldwinsville cut short in the second half with the score 2-2 due to that same weather that kept the Warriors from facing West Genesee. For the first time all season, the vagaries of Central New York fall weather affected the schedules of soccer teams from both Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool.Both the girls soccer game between the Northstars and state Class AA no. 11-ranked Baldwinsville, along with the boys soccer game involving the Warriors and West Genesee, got postponed by rain and lightning.The C-NS boys also had its game with Nottingham postponed, but returned to action two nights later against Henninger and worked its way to a 3-2 victory over the Black Knights. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Trojans fall to the Cardinal, lose 20th game this season

first_imgThe USC men’s basketball team lost its fourth consecutive game on Sunday, falling to the Stanford Cardinal (17-8, 7-6) 59-47. USC’s defeat was their 20th of the season, the first time the Trojans have lost at least 20 games since 1989, when they finished 10-22.For the second time in four days, the Trojans (6-20, 1-12) played a competitive first 20 minutes but were unable to keep up with their opponents in the second half.USC trailed 20-18 going into the break after forcing 10 turnovers and holding Stanford to an 8-24 shooting performance. But the Trojans didn’t fare any better, shooting 7-24 (29 percent) in the first half and 15-48 (31 percent) for the game. They were outscored 39-29 in the second half of play.“We played pretty hard, but when you’re not making, you’re not making,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said. “When you force 18 turnovers and basically hold them to 40 percent shooting, that’s enough to win only if you score.”USC received 13 points apiece from junior guard Greg Allen and freshman forward Byron Wesley. Wesley, however, was just 1-6 from the floor after pacing the Trojans with 10 early points.“They made defensive changes,” Wesley said. “They switched to zone in the second half. That slowed me down a bit.”USC’s leading scorer of the season, sophomore guard Maurice Jones, struggled offensively, finishing 2-14 and 6-7 at the free throw line en route to 10 points.“Mo’s shots when he’s at the point are not nearly as good of shots for him when he’s off the ball,” O’Neill said. “He had a lot of wide-open looks that didn’t go down. The guy’s got to be fatigued, let’s face it, playing that amount of minutes all year long as a sophomore.”Stanford was led by freshman guard Chasson Randle’s 16 points, while senior forward Josh Owens added 15 points and five rebounds of his own. Coach Johnny Dawkins utilized his entire roster on Sunday, as Owens was the only Cardinal player on the court for more than 30 minutes.USC, meanwhile, had six players with at least 20 minutes of playing time, a point O’Neill made after the game.“Every one of these guys is playing too many minutes,” O’Neill said. “They’re doing as well as they can.”The Trojans have two days to prepare for their cross-town rivals, the UCLA Bruins, whom they will face Wednesday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The Bruins (14-11, 7-6) lost their previous game on Feb. 11 to the Cal Golden Bears, 73-63.Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.last_img read more

London Baby Ice Breaker…Richard Hogg – Ganapati

first_img Submit Enlarged Gamesys returns to UK growth eyeing FTSE250 spot  March 17, 2020 SBTech boosts platform offering with BetGames.TV deal April 14, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles IOC emphasises stakeholder cooperation protecting sports integrity in critical 2020 December 10, 2019 Japanese casino games developer Ganapati the platinum sponsor for London Baby 2017 (7 February – Café de Paris Leicester Square) has major ambitions in bringing added diversity and flair to the industry operators’ current games portfolio.Opening the London Baby ‘Ice Breaker’ series, Ganapati’s Richard Hogg tells SBC readers what he believes will dominate 2017’s industry agenda and discussion.______________________________SBC:  What new products/services will you have for the market in 2017?Since Ganapati are new to the industry everything we are showing we will new to the market for 2017. We will be displaying the casino games we have near completion along with our RGS. We will focus on two main games, CrypBattle and Suzu She Ninja which are games with licensed IP and one of our own creations, respectively. Licence applications in both Malta and UK are nearing completion in order that we are able to serve many clients from all over the globe. Whilst our games have a truly authentic Japanese look and feel we believe are games will be successful in all markets.SBC:  What do you think will be the industry buzzword this year and why?I am not a fan of ‘buzzwords’. There is always too much focus on such terms without any understanding of what is trying to be achieved. Last year the buzzword seemed to be ‘disruptive’, but anyone trying to be ‘disruptive’ without giving the customer a product they understand to begin with lead to failure. We are trying to be different with our range of products but we understand we need to do this by education and gradual diversification which is what we wl do delivering traditional slot games with our look and feel before moving to other forms of gambling games.SBC:   Which new technology, service or consumer trend will have the biggest impact on the igaming industry this year?Technology in the industry is still behind in general, what we want to do is try and deliver our content and additional services through one simple integration. Our focus is on delivering a balanced mix of mobile and desktop games. The main frustration still lies with the telecoms in that connectivity remains a problem, for on the move end users, If this is addressed then everyone will capitalise.SBC: Why have you chosen to begin 2017 by sponsoring the London Baby Party?We wanted a balanced mix of C-level and Managers in a relaxed atmosphere. A location in Central London which is accessible for all but away from the melee of Excel. Blah blah blahSBC: Finally, where can people expect to find you at ICE?We will be very visible at ICE with our Welcome Towels at registration for people to wipe of that travel grime for the journey in. We will have a large stand at S2-325 which will include a sake and beer bar, a sushi bar, a DJ and meeting rooms. Of course our games will be on display. In addition we will have characters from our games dressed up moving around the exhibition halls_____________________Richard Hogg – Ganapatilast_img read more

Okwahu United begin Division One campaign with new bus

first_imgDivision One side Okwahu United with the able assistance of their club President Brian Acheampong have acquired a new bus ahead of the upcoming Division One season.The Kwahu side under their club President have embarked on a journey to restructuring the club in line with modrern standards.Parts of the restructuring includes improved player salaries, professional and attrctive branding and renovation works at the Nkawkaw Stadium which is ongoing.The latest addition is the acquisition of a new bus to aid their transportation to and from match venues.The Kwahu side have gone 10 seasons without Premier League soccer after being relegated in the 2005/2006 finishing 14th on 32 points.Okwahu begin their search for promotion with a game against Accra Great Olympics at the Aquinas Park View pictures of the newly acquired bus below  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Help wanted: Two positions available at Wellington school district

first_imgHelp wanted: The following two positions are being advertised by the Wellington School district: Speech Para – for 2016-2017 school year. If interested, please contact: Michelle Polvadore – E-mail: [email protected], Call: 620 326-4330/ or Heath Peine – E-mail:  [email protected], or call: 620 326-4300 ext 111.Applications can be obtained at the District Office, 221 S Washington, Wellington, or online at www.usd353.com, on the right hand side of the page under Employment Opportunities.  ———Custodial Position – Wellington Middle School If interested, please contact:Jamie Ybarra – E-mail: [email protected] or call: 620 326-4320, or Mike Simpson- E-mail: [email protected], or call: 620 440-0201Applications can be obtained at the District Office, 221 S Washington, Wellington, or online at www.usd353.com, on the right hand side of the page under Employment Opportunities. Âlast_img read more

What time is Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib? Live stream, price for YouTubers’ fight at Super Bowl 54

first_img (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3d/5e/jake-paul-011420-getty-ftrjpg_1vr2cda3a2601vr80oc9l7qx8.jpg?t=-1516366089&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9c/31/anesongib-011420-getty-ftrjpg_1p4gaf37qcldb1nwj7mvn5ew0b.jpg?t=-1516366089&w=500&quality=80 This fight will be featured on the undercard of a star-studded night with the main headline being Demetrius Andrade vs. Luke Keeler for the WBO middleweight title. The event is planned around Super Bowl 54, as it’s set to take place Thursday, Jan. 30, in Miami in the lead up to the big game on Sunday.Join DAZN to watch Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib live on Jan. 30Paul and Gib have been training for this fight, and already held a press conference. In that press conference, Paul called Gib “a doormat,” adding he’s “merely something I’m wiping my shoes on, on the path to avenge my brother.”The fight will have the same rules as KSI and Logan Paul’s professional fight: 10 ounce gloves, six rounds, no headguards. This will be both fighter’s first professional match.Here’s a complete guide to Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib, which is available exclusively for streaming on DAZN, including start time, PPV price and more.What time is the Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib fight?Date: Thursday, Jan. 30Undercard: 7 p.m. ETMain card: 9 p.m. ETPaul/Gib: 11 p.m. ET (approx.)Live stream: Only on DAZNThe Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib fight will take place on Thursday, Jan. 30, in Miami at Meridian at Island Gardens, with the fighters expected to make their ring walks around 11 p.m. ET as part of the main card. The undercard begins at 7 p.m. ET.The venue seats about 3,000 people and is set to host a number of events during Super Bowl week, including this fight. Paul vs. Gib is just one of many highly-anticipated bouts.On the same fight card, there will be three title defenses on the line including Demetrius Andrade vs. Luke Keeler (WBO middleweight title), Tevin Farmer vs. Joseph Diaz (IBF super-featherweight title) and Daniel Roman vs. Murodjon Akhmadaliev (WBA and IBF super-bantamweight titles).A two-hour prefight show is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET on DAZN and will include NFL star JuJu Smith-Schuster, fresh off his appearence playing in the Fortnite Streamers Bowl. The show will stream live for free on DAZN’s YouTube and Twitter channels, in addition to Pluto TV’s Fight Channel.Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib live stream: How to watch the fightThe Jake Paul vs. Gib fight will be live streamed on DAZN, a subscription-based sports streaming service. Although these two social media stars are well-known for having millions of subscribers on YouTube, you will not be able to watch the fight on that platform. If you want to watch the fight, you’ll need to purchase a subscription to DAZN.Those interested in watching the fight can find DAZN on a number of different systems, including, but not limited to, Amazon Fire TV/stick, Android, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Roku and Xbox One. Viewers can also find it on DAZN.com using browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. How much does Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib cost?1 month subscription: $19.991 year subscription: $99.99New subscribers can either sign up for DAZN with a monthly subscription, or purchase an annual pass.The annual pass costs $99.99 while the monthly subscription costs $19.99. (In Canada, a subscription is $20 CAD per month or $150 CAD per year.) Along with DAZN live events, subscribers to the annual pass are given access to highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports.MORE ABOUT DAZNMeet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming serviceWhat sports are live-streamed on DAZN?How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?Where is the Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib fight?The fight is taking place in Miami on Watson Island in a venue called Meridian Island Gardens, which was specifically built to host Super Bowl events.Who is Jake Paul? Jake Paul is a 22-year-old YouTuber and social media influencer. He first gained attention on the now-defunct video app Vine where he would post six-second videos along with his brother, Logan. He also had a prominent role as Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.He gained fame mostly on YouTube, though, where he currently has 19.7 million subscribers. His videos have amassed over 6.3 billion views in total. On Instagram, Paul currently has 12.8 million followers. Who is AnEsonGib?center_img AnEsonGib, also known simply as Gib, is also a YouTuber, although is popular for a different reason. While Paul gained fame mostly through sketch comedy videos, Gib gained his subscribers mostly through filming himself play the sports video game FIFA. He’s also a friend of The Sidemen, a British YouTube group that featured KSI. Although Gib is not officially a member of The Sidemen, he’s essentially a loose affiliate of the group. Gib currently has over 2.1 million subscribers on YouTube. Also, his name is Big Nose Na backwards.Miami Fight Night cardDemetrius Andrade vs. Luke Keeler for Andrade’s WBO middleweight titleJake Paul vs. AnEsonGib; CruiserweightTevin Farmer vs. Joseph Diaz for Farmer’s IBF junior lightweight title Daniel Roman vs. Murodjon Akhmadaliev for Roman’s IBF/WBA junior featherweight title​Undercard Alexis Espino vs. Vincent Baccus; Super middleweightAnthony Sims Jr. vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo; Super middleweightAustin Williams vs. Donald Sanchez; MiddleweightOtha Jones III vs. Juan Santiago; LightweightMovladdin Biyarslanov vs. Nicolas Velazquez; Jr. middleweight ​Avril Mathie vs. Angelina Hoffschneider; Women’s bantamweight Jake Paul wants to avenge his brother’s loss to KSI, but first he must defeat AnEsonGib.Following in the footsteps of Logan Paul, Jake has become a professional boxer and has been preparing for his debut fight. His opponent is Gib, a fellow YouTuber and social media star who has some boxing experience of his own. Paul fought as the co-main event for KSI vs. Logan Paul (the first fight) and beat KSI’s brother, Deji. Gib was also an undercard on the initial fight, where he defeated Jay Swingler, another YouTube personality.last_img read more

Brett Brown has an interesting reaction to the 76ers being swept by the Lakers and Clippers

first_img“The intensity that the Lakers came out with in the second period after we had a pretty good first period, that is playoff physicality, that is playoff defense, and offensively we didn’t respond to that,” Brown said before adding a graphic description of the Sixers’ play.Sixers’ Brett Brown after losing to both Clippers & Lakers in LA: “Sadistically, we love it. You want to figure out what life is like in the playoffs? Do what we just did. … That’s playoff intensity & we didn’t respond. We got stood up, bent over, we threw things away.” pic.twitter.com/6iBRpR0S9y— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) March 4, 2020Brown left out the fact that the team played short-handed both nights. Joel Embiid (shoulder) and Ben Simmons (back) were out for the two games and Josh Richardson (concussion) did not play Tuesday. A six-point loss to the Clippers and a bad quarter against the Lakers aren’t the worst results, then.Brown also has the luxury of letting losses become teaching moments. Philadelphia (37-25) is sixth in the East but leads the seventh-place Nets, who won’t have Kyrie Irving the remainder of the season, by nine games. The Sixers are 2 1/2 games behind the Heat for the fourth seed and home-court advantage in the first round. They are 28-2 at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers lost twice in three days at Staples Center this week. The Clippers did the deed Sunday and the Lakers followed up Tuesday.For Philly coach Brett Brown, the sweep wasn’t all bad, for one interesting reason. AI MEMORIES: Antonio Daniels explains being dropped by Iverson crossover Brown told reporters after the Sixers’ 120-107 loss to the Lakers that facing two of the top teams in the West late in the season was like playoff basketball, something Philly is on track to experience this season.”Sadistically, we love it, like, really,” he said. “You really . . . want to figure out what life looks like in the playoffs? Do what we just did: go play the Clippers on the road, go play the Lakers on the road, and I like it, because it’s real.”The Lakers put away the Sixers in the second quarter Tuesday, outscoring them 37-19 in the period to take an 11-point halftime lead. LA never trailed again after going ahead in the first half.last_img read more

Thursday November 14th Local Sports

first_img== After making verbal commitments back in September of last year, Mohawk wrestlers Cullan and Colby Schriever signed their letters to attend The University of Iowa. Cullan is a two-time state champion, winning back-to-back state crowns at 106 pounds in 2017 and 2018 before being injured during the 2019 state tournament and finishing 6th at 120 pounds. Colby is a three-time state qualifier, placing 7th at 126 pounds in 2018 and 2nd at 138 in 2019. Colby and Cullan both say they’ve always wanted to wrestle at Iowa.Cullan and Colby talk about wrestling for Iowa coach Tom Brands and his staff.The Schrievers talk about what they are working on to improve in the upcoming high school wrestling season and beyond.Practice starts for the Mohawk wrestling team on Monday with the season opening up at home against Ankeny on Thursday December 5th. Listen to our full interview with the Schrievers here == Mohawk baseball player Avery Mellman is headed to South Dakota State. Mellman verbally committed earlier this summerMellman talks about the style of the Jackrabbit program.Mellman this past summer hit .310 with five homers and 18 runs batted in, stealing 21 bases. Listen to our full interview with Mellman here. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. North Alabama — pre-game 6:15, tipoff 6:30 MASON CITY — Four Mason City High School athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday afternoon: MASON CITY – The #3 NIACC women’s basketball team claimed a 89-63 victory over Iowa Western Wednesday night on Autism Awareness Night in the NIACC gym, as you heard on KGLO.Freshman guard Sierra Lynch led five Lady Trojans in double figures with 17 points in the non-conference win over the NJCAA Division I Reivers.Also in double figures for the Lady Trojans (5-0) were Sydney Wetlaufer with 16 points, including five 3-point goals, Sana’a Smith and Kelcie Hale both scored 15 points and Allie Negen scored 12 points.NIACC was 13 of 27 from 3-point range. Besides Wetlaufer’s five 3-point goals, Smith, Hale and Negen all had two 3-point goals and Lynch and Abby Leach both connected on one 3-point goal.NIACC’s win over Iowa Western was its first over the Reivers since the Lady Trojans claimed a 98-89 victory in the 2017-18 season. IOWA CITY — Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder says her team will need an outstanding defensive effort on Thursday night when the Hawkeyes host North Alabama. The Lions are 2-0 and scored 128 points in a win over Virginia-Lynchburg.Bluder wants to see improvement after the Hawkeyes opened a week ago with an 85-53 win over Florida Atlantic.You can hear the Iowa-North Alabama game on KGLO tonight starting with the pre-game at 6:15 — The Osage volleyball team swept Grundy Center in the 2A state quarterfinals yesterday in Cedar Rapids, 25-17, 25-14, 25-16. Paige Kisley had 16 kills and nine digs while Ellie Bobinet had 26 assists and 10 digs to lead the Green Devils into today’s semifinal round. Osage will face top-ranked Western Christian of Hull at 4 o’clock this afternoon, as Western Christian swept Hudson. In the other side of the 2A bracket, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows swept Wilton 25-23, 25-20, 25-17. The Cowgirls will face Beckman of Dyersville in the other semifinal as they swept Van Buren County.== 1A quarterfinals Wednesday#1 Sidney 25-25-25, Springville 15-17-11#5 North Tama 25-25-26, #4 Gehlen of LeMars 20-22-24#8 Holy Trinity of Fort Madison 25-25-19-25, #2 Council Bluffs St. Albert 16-23-25-15#6 Wapsie Valley 25-25-16-25, #3 Janesville 23-19-25-14== 3A quarterfinals Wednesday#13 Union LaPorte City 15-20-26-25-15 #1 Davenport Assumption 25-25-24-21-9#7 Mount Vernon 25-23-21-29-15, #5 West Liberty 13-25-25-27-11#2 Kuemper of Carroll 25-25-22-30, #12 Unity Christian of Orange City 18-23-25-28#3 Red Oak 26-26-26, #10 Nevada 24-15-19. MASON CITY – The #3 NIACC men’s basketball team topped the Luther College Junior Varsity 105-58 on Wednesday night on Autism Awareness Night in the NIACC gym.For the first time in school history, the NIACC men have started the season by scoring at least 100 points in five straight games. The 1971-72 team, which finished 22-5, started the season by scoring 100 points in its first four games.Sophomore Wendell Matthews recorded a double/double with 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead NIACC. It was Matthews’ fourth double/double of the season and the 12th of his career.Also for NIACC, Deundra Roberson scored 14 points with seven steals and six assists. Chandler Dean scored 13 points with five rebounds, Trey Sampson scored 12 points with five rebounds and McKelary Robertson scored 10 points.NIACC returns to action Friday at home against the Grinnell College Junior Varsity. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m. in the NIACC gym. == Anna Deets inked her letter to play basketball at Western Illinois. Deets says she considered a number of schools before making her choice.Deets says Western Illinois’ program is on the rise after some tough years.Deets talks about how she thinks she’ll fit into the Western Illinois program.Listen to our full interview with Deets here CEDAR FALLS (AP) — Spencer Haldeman posted 15 points as Northern Iowa defeated Cal State Bakersfield 67-55 on Wednesday night.AJ Green had 14 points for Northern Iowa (3-0). Trae Berhow added 14 points. Isaiah Brown had 11 points and seven rebounds for the hosts.Cameron Allen had 16 points for the Roadrunners (1-2).Northern Iowa plays Northern Colorado at home on Saturday. Cal State Bakersfield matches up against Life Pacific at home on Friday. DES MOINES (AP) — Liam Robbins had a career-high 23 points as Drake beat Kansas City 76-58 on Wednesday night.Robbins hit 8 of 10 shots. He added five blocks.Anthony Murphy had 11 points, six rebounds and three blocks for Drake (2-1). Garrett Sturtz added 11 points and seven rebounds. Roman Penn had eight rebounds and eight assists for the hosts.Jordan Giles had 15 points for the Roos (1-2). Javan White added 11 points and five steals. Brandon McKissic had 10 points.Drake faces Simpson at home on Sunday. Kansas City faces Milwaukee on the road on Friday.last_img read more

Cuban says Mavs want Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic for long haul

first_img SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Miami Heat to retire Chris Bosh’s No. 1 jersey next month Latvian big man Porzingis, the number four pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, hasn’t played since undergoing surgery to repair a torn left knee ligament last February.He was traded from the New York Knicks last week in a blockbuster multi-player deal, but the Mavericks were quick to say that they don’t expect him to resume competition this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCuban said the Mavericks will evaluate Porzingis and develop a timetable for his return.“I’ve been patient this whole time and I’m going to keep staying patient,” Porzingis said. “We’re going to make the right decisions.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Newly acquired player Kristaps Porzingis, left, responds to questions as head coach Rick Carlisle, center, and team owner Mark Cuban, right, listen during a news conferences where the newly acquired players were introduced in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Kristaps Porzingis won’t join new Dallas teammate Luka Doncic on court this season, but once he does Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants to keep the duo together for the long haul.“Our goal is to keep these two together for the next 20 years,” Cuban said Monday as the NBA club held a press conference to introduce new acquisitions Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. Courtney Lee and Trey Burke.ADVERTISEMENT While Porzingis can become a restricted free agent at the end of this season, Cuban envisions Porzingis staying in Dallas and forming a dynamic duo with rookie sensation Doncic, the third overall selection in last June’s draft who is averaging 20.7 points per game along with 7.0 rebounds and 5.4 assists.Porzingis, 23, said he had a “great relationship” with the 19-year-old Slovenian, having played against him in Europe.“I remember he was a few years younger than me. We just know each other from playing against each other for a long time,” Porzingis said. “Now that I have the opportunity to play with him I’m really excited about it.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Fire crews attend blaze on 100th street – update

first_img* Update: Fire crews have successfully put-out the small blaze at the Pryndik Bit & Supply Store on Friday. Fire Chief Fred Burrows says the fire was likely caused by a spark from the chimney. He says it got caught on the roof, and began burning through fiberglass panel and eventually through some styrofoam on the roof. This caused smoke to fill the building. Chief Burrows says an elderly man was inside when crews arrived, and was trying to put out the fire.   He was treated in an ambulance on-site and released shortly after. Chief Burrows estimates the damage to be around $1,000. =================The Fort St. John Fire Department attended a fire at 8808 100th Street on Friday.Ambulance crews were also on-site.The fire is causing minor delays to vehicles travelling in both directions on 100th street.Advertisement – Advertisement -By Christine Rumleskie More information will be posted as it becomes available.center_img Photo: Fire crews inspect this building on 100th Street on Friday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

ENTRIES BEGIN THIS EVENING (WED) FOR NORTH WEST 10K

first_imgEntries for Sunday’s North West Charity 10k will begin at Letterkenny Community Centre on this evening from 6 p.m. to 7.30 and will continue until Saturday evening.The registrations will also be taken upstairs at the Community Centre on this Thursday and Friday evenings from 6.00 to 7.30 p.m and on Saturday evening from 4.00 to 7.00 p.m.With a huge turnout expected for the charity event the organizers are appealing to all walkers and runners to come and register early where they will receive their numbers and t-shirts. Also the athletes will pick up their chip for the run. All those coming for the 10k can avail of free car parking at McGinley Motors. There will be no parking permitted at the Community Centre. Meanwhile, the Pearse Road will be closed for a period to facilitate the charity event. Participants, spectators and motorists are asked to comply with the Gardai and marshals in the interests of safety and smooth running of the event. ENTRIES BEGIN THIS EVENING (WED) FOR NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: May 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UPDATED: BANK HOLIDAY TRAGEDY AS WOMAN KILLED IN DONEGAL ROAD CRASH

first_imgUPDATED: A woman has been killed following a serious road traffic accident in Newtowncunningham this afternoon.The accident happened just after 3.30pm on the main Letterkenny to Newowncunningham Road at the townland of Ardee.Gardai have confirmed that one person, a woman in her 30s, has been killed in the accident. They also confirmed that three children in the car were injured and were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.The woman’s car was in collision with a Bus Eireann bus.There are serious traffic delays in the area at the moment.The road has been closed and traffic diversions are in place. The accident comes the day after the head of the Garda Traffic Corps in Donegal, Inspector Michael Harrison, appealed to motorists to take care on Donegal’s roads over the bank holiday weekend.Tonight a Garda spokesman appealed for witnesses to the 3.30pm crash.He said: “At approximately 3.30pm a female aged in her 30s was fatally injured when the car she was driving collided with a bus on the N13 between Letterkenny and Derry near Newtowncunningham. She was pronounced dead at the scene.“Her body was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Three children travelling in the car at the time were taken by ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry. The driver of the bus was uninjured.“The road is currently closed to traffic and diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the scene. “Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”UPDATED: BANK HOLIDAY TRAGEDY AS WOMAN KILLED IN DONEGAL ROAD CRASH was last modified: May 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

North West City Region takes the spotlight in Dublin

first_imgCivic leaders from Donegal, Derry and Strabane met with senior government officials in Dublin yesterday to highlight the substantial progress being made in the North West City Region.Representatives of Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council attended the meeting at Dublin Castle, which was focused on the achievements in the region’s priorities for growth.The meeting of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership which is made up of senior officials from Government Departments in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland with a special focus on the Letterkenny, Derry, Strabane City region heard first-hand how the strong collaborative regional approach is driving forward growth and development in this cross-border region. Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Nicholas Crossan believes that this cross-border regional approach is reaping dividends for the North West City Region saying “the support for the ambitions of the North West City Region is clearly evident among those attending this meeting of the Strategic Growth Partnership.  Having this focus on the North West City Region in Dublin and having senior government officials working in a co-ordinated and concerted way on the region’s priorities is to be welcomed by everyone concerned.  We are only at the beginning of our journey, but already we can see progress being made.”John Kelpie, Chief Executive, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Joe McHugh TD, Minister for Education and Skills, Cllr. Michaela Boyle, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council and Seamus Neely, Chief Executive, Donegal County Council.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr. Michaela Boyle acknowledged the support of central governments in both parts of the island for the North West Strategic Growth Partnership saying “we have a long history of cross-border connections in the North West region and to see this approach being formalised and supported by central government is a massive step forward for us in realising our untapped potential as a region.  Aligning our regional strategic priorities with those of central government allows for more targeted economic growth and investment contributing in a positive and meaningful way to social and community cohesion and wellbeing.”Representatives from the Irish Business Employers Confederation, the Confederation of British Industry NI and IBEC/CBI Joint Council presented on how working with business and industry is delivering opportunities for growth in the North West City Region.They spoke about the importance of utilising the opportunities available to strengthen existing partnerships that will allow the Donegal, Derry and Strabane areas to build on their strategic strengths. Members of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership which is made up of senior Government officials from Departments in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland meeting in Dublin Castle on Wednesday. Picture includes Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr. Michaela Boyle and Chief Executives of Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council Seamus Neely and John Kelpie.It was suggested the region extend the City Region scope to connect with other hubs such as Galway and Limerick, while ensuring there is a robust and co-ordinated framework that can underpin cross-border public and private investment.The Regional Innovation Partners which include Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Donegal ETB, Ulster University and the North West Regional College working with both Councils outlined details on emerging opportunities to deliver economic growth through regional innovation pathways.Among the ambitious plans are the expansion of the Ulster University Magee Campus, the creation of a UniverCity, and the advancement of key City Deal projects that includes the Medical Entry School and projects relating to personalised medicine, data analytics and advanced robotics to be underpinned by state-of-the-art digital infrastructure.Discussions also took place in relation to the emerging Climate Action and Adaptation policies and how the North West City Region can deliver on national priorities in these emerging areas.Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council said “we are steadfast in our approach to developing a City region that is thriving, sustainable and prosperous and while challenges remain substantial progress has been made with a number of key strategic infrastructural and regeneration projects underway.” John Kelpie Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council explained that the North West Region of the Island of Ireland is the fourth largest urban agglomeration on the island and said “the North West Strategic Growth Partnership is proving to be a vital mechanism in enabling the alignment of strategic policy and resource allocation in such a way that allows the region to realise it’s full and considerable potential as a net contributor to the economy North and South and in an East – West context.”North West City Region takes the spotlight in Dublin was last modified: June 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal County Councilnorth west city regionlast_img read more

Donegal Rose does county proud in Tralee

first_imgDonegal Rose Chloe Kennedy has been praised as a brave, beautiful and positive young woman after her appearance in the Rose of Tralee final.The 20-year-old Psychology student from Donegal Town missed out on winning the crown – but she was a winner in many eyes after her uplifting interview.The overall winner was the Limerick Rose Sinead Flanagan. Donegal Rose Chloe started her interview on a high note, with a big ‘Up Donegal’ filling the Dome. She earned a big round of applause for mentioning her fondness of ‘the sesh’ and she got a wonderful surprise when she got a celebrity message sent in from Majella O’Donnell to wish her well.In her interview with Daithi O Se, Chloe opened up about the shock of her recent cancer diagnosis.She was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the end of last year and spoke about the impact it had on her and her family.“It was harder seeing what it did to other people,” brave Chloe said about her illness. “I found a strength in myself that I didn’t know I had.”Chloe also gained strength from her family, she said: “I knew we could get through it we’re a strong family. I knew we could get through it and we did.”Laughter filled the room when Chloe revealed that, despite her challenging year, she was fond of the sesh! She said that she had good weeks and bad weeks while having chemo treatment, and the good weeks would involve seeing friends and going for a few drinks.Chloe Kennedy Donegal Rose #RoseOfTralee pic.twitter.com/lnIlbEeIs1— Rose of Tralee (@RoseofTralee_) August 27, 2019Chloe’s treatment was a success, and she said that hearing she was cancer-free was a ‘phenomenal’ feeling.“It’s the best feeling in the world. I hope so many people who get that diagnosis hear that as well,” Chloe said. Chloe had her proud parents – dad Pauric Kennedy, mum Jenni Timoney, stepdad Donal Gallagher, and many more family members and friends cheering her on in the audience.But one famous face was cheering her on from elsewhere – Majella O’Donnell.Chloe mentioned how Majella’s famous head shave on the Late Late Show inspired her as she prepared to shave her own head. “If she can do it, then I can do it,” Chloe said.In a heartwarming surprise moment for Chloe, a video clip was shown from Majella wishing her luck and strength. Viewers on social media have praised Chloe as an amazing young won who has done her home county proud.https://twitter.com/beccaoconnor/status/1166440890195488769Loving the Donegal Rose … 11 months after receiving a cancer diagnosis, 4 months after finishing chemotherapy and she is standing like a champ on the rose of tralee stage #inspirational #donegalroseforthewin #roseoftralee— Karen O’Dowd (@kcroche) August 27, 2019What an inspiring story from Donegal Rose, Chloe Kennedy. Powerfully, heartfelt, honest & positively inspiring description of her experience of living with #Cancer#RoseOfTralee2019 #RoseofTralee#cancersurvivor— John Wall (@walls2) August 27, 2019Donegal Rose does county proud in Tralee was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Bishop Séamus Hegarty to be laid to rest today

first_imgThe former Bishop of Raphoe and Derry, Séamus Hegarty, will be laid to rest today (Mon) in St Eugene’s Cathedral.On Friday last, Dr Hegarty died at Letterkenny University Hospital, where he was receiving treatment.He led the diocese of Derry from 1994 to 2011, when he retired due to an “irreversible and progressive” illness. Before that, he served as the Bishop of Raphoe.Hegarty, who was from Kilcar, had been Bishop of Derry from 1994 to 2011 having served as Bishop of Raphoe.He was ordained as a priest in 1966, and was consecrated Bishop of Raphoe in 1982.During his tenure, Bishop Hegarty caused controversy on a number of occasions for his response to the issue of clerical child abuse. In 2005, he apologised to Derry parishioners for not telling them that some of their donations were going towards a central church fund to support victims of clerical sex abuse.The Stewardship Trust was set up by Irish bishops to provide financial redress to victims and to fund child protection initiatives.Bishop Séamus Hegarty to be laid to rest today was last modified: September 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Will Hurricane Katrina End Social Darwinism in America?

first_imgHarold Evans, writing an op-ed piece for the BBC News, thinks the TV images of destruction from Hurricane Katrina will arouse a new wave “compassion in government” (which he interprets as “the responsibility of government to relieve individual suffering”), and spell the end of Social Darwinism (which he interprets as laissez-faire individualism):My judgment is that the log of Social Darwinism will disappear again under the toxic flood waters of New Orleans.  The corpses floating face down in the muddy overflow from broken Mississippi levees are too shocking a sight for Americans of all classes and parties.  They are too kindly a people.  They will look once again for vigour and compassion in government, even at the price of higher taxes. (Emphasis added.)Evans pointed to Herbert Spencer, who coined the term survival of the fittest nine years before “the great man himself” Charles Darwin wrote the Origin, as the founder of Social Darwinism.  Evans claimed that Social Darwinism caught on in America more than in Britain, under the “Yale polemicist” William Graham Sumner.    How does Harold Evans illustrate the Social Darwinist attitude in America?  Primarily, by presidents of both parties who have expressed reluctance to send federal aid for disaster relief.  His only Democrat example, however, was Grover Cleveland; Republicans Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush he used as illustrations of the Social Darwinist attitude that government should not get involved when nature takes its course.  FDR, who according to Evans, “almost drove a stake through the heart of Social Darwinism” with his rapid-fire government aid programs during the Depression, illustrates to him a compassionate reaction to Hoover, who “was swept away by a riptide of anger and fear like that which may threaten the Republican ascendancy today.”It’s always welcome to hear Social Darwinism get badmouthed, but Evans, clearly a British liberal seeing government as the solution to everything, makes some historical and logical flaws in his arguments.  He portrays Social Darwinism as a primarily conservative/capitalist phenomenon, when actually it was embraced not only by laissez-faire capitalists like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, but just as much – if not more so – by political liberals and materialists in the eugenics movement.  (Laissez-faire capitalism actually had roots in Adam Smith, long before Darwin.)  He also wrongly conflates belief in individual responsibility with Social Darwinism; the two overlap somewhat at a pragmatic level, but are clearly pointed in nearly opposite directions.  Belief in individual responsibility is as old as Moses; it’s a matter of character, not evolution.  Individual responsibility and compassion are Christian virtues.  Christianity and Social Darwinism are polar opposites.  Many Christians and political conservatives who have nothing but the utmost disdain for Social Darwinism do not feel it is solely the government’s job to bail people out of all their mishaps.    The amount of government aid that is proper, compared to private charity, is hotly debated in both parties.  Social Darwinism enters very little into the discussion nowadays.   Evans thus creates a false dichotomy that one is either a compassionate Democrat who believes government is the primary provider of disaster relief, or a laissez-faire Republican who lets people die in floods.  Isn’t that a switch.  Many conservatives arguing for limited government are the first rushing to help the New Orleans victims, illustrating that compassion and responsibility are not mutually exclusive values.  Evans also commits a non-sequitur that big government equals effective aid.  Some would argue that some of FDR’s well-intentioned reforms caused more and bigger problems than they solved.  The New Deal created lots of activity, motion and emotion, and many touching stories, but the court is still out on whether its policies or World War II actually ended the Depression.  And just who is the government, anyway?  Who pays the bills?  Taxpayers!  Government is not some independent benign Father, dispensing its own largesse with magnanimity and impunity.  When it steers the people’s money toward disaster relief, it is supposed to be acting as a steward, managing the people’s compassion with the consent of the governed.  Some of the New Deal alphabet agencies, long past their period of usefulness during the Depression, have become eternal bureaucracies.  Drawing on the finite pool of wealth available for disaster relief by a process Frederic Bastiat called “legal plunder” (i.e., taxation), agencies like FEMA do provide relief in the name of Government, but this begs the question whether they do it faster or cheaper than private charities.  Go to any disaster center and you are just as likely (if not more so) to see aid being dispensed by local churches, the Red Cross, World Vision, the Salvation Army, Samaritan’s purse and many other non-governmental groups funded by charitable contributions, not by taxes – and with typically far less overhead than government.  The main contributions of government to disaster relief are mobilizing the armed forces for civil defense, providing protection from disease epidemics, and rebuilding the infrastructure.For Evans to use Reagan or Bush as exemplars of a Social Darwinist attitude, therefore, is absurd.  A Christian and advocate of intelligent design (08/02/2005), Bush is no more a Social Darwinist than Richard Dawkins is a Pentecostal.  The heirs of Spencer and Sumner are not Republicans, but the overwhelmingly-liberal elitist scientists in the AAAS, NAS and Smithsonian who remain committed to the principles of “the great man himself” to this day.  For consistent Darwinists, disasters have opened up new evolutionary niches for billions of years.  Altruism is just a game to them (03/07/2002, 02/22/2004), with no moral content whatsoever.  If disaster has produced such biodiversity, who are we to get in the way of progress?    If it weren’t for the historical fact that Social Darwinism produced the likes of Hitler and Stalin, Darwin’s disciples would still be advocating it today, and some are, with the prospect of a New Eugenics (10/12/2001), 10/18/2004, 10/21/2004).  Evans should look not to the Americans but to his British brethren – Spencer, Darwin and Francis Galton (Darwin’s cousin, the father of eugenics) – as the instigators of the worldview that would rob civilization of civility, and passion of compassion.  Social Darwinism has only preceded its intellectual forebear onto the ash heap of history.  Meanwhile, churches all over America, without government pressure or assistance, are rushing into New Orleans and Mississippi with aid (example), and with messages of hope, comfort and salvation (example.  Let’s see the Church of Darwin put its rubber on the road.  What are they going to tell victims: “Tough luck”?  (Visited 57 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

How the Octopus Built Its Own Brain for Better Fishing

first_imgThe octopus was glad to see fish evolve, but needed a bigger brain to catch them, so it evolved one of the most complex brains in the animal kingdom.  Is that the gist of this story in the Science blog Origins?  Greg Miller wrote in the style of a children’s storybook: Cephalopods—octopuses, squid, and their relatives—ruled the seas in the Cambrian era, some 500 million years ago.  But their world changed in a big way with the Cambrian Explosion, a rapid diversification of life on Earth that included the origin of fish.  Suddenly, cephalopods had new opportunities—delicious fish!—and their first serious competition and potential predators.  They had to get smart in a hurry.    So it’s no wonder then that modern cephalopods have the most complex brains of any invertebrates.  An octopus brain (lower, right) has 50 to 75 lobes and at least as many neurons (about 100 million) as a mouse brain…. And that’s not counting the smaller “brains” in each arm and the still smaller “brains” (ganglia, technically) associated with each sucker.    All this neural circuitry gives octopuses exquisite control over their bodies, including some nifty tricks for evading predators, and it has even prompted speculation about cephalopod consciousness.    Although the octopus brain rivals the size and complexity of many vertebrate brains, its architecture differs dramatically.  “Short of martians showing up and offering themselves up to science, cephalopods are the only example outside of vertebrates of how to build a complex, clever brain,” says neuroscientist Cliff Ragsdale of the University of Chicago in Illinois.  For that reason, Ragsdale says, these creatures have much to teach us about brain evolution.Among the nifty tricks exhibited by octopi is instant camouflage.  As shown in the video God of Wonders (see 10/24/2009 Resource of the Week), an octopus can swim to a rock and blend in with its colors and textures in milliseconds (06/06/2007).  This involves coordination between the eye, brain, and every point on its skin surface.  Some octopi can mimic almost any other marine creature (08/30/2001, 03/24/2005, bullet 2, and 04/20/2006, bullet 1).  Robot designers study octopi to see how they keep from tying their tentacles in knots (11/27/2001) and achieve precise point-to-point control (02/09/2005).“Origins” is a blog published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in celebration of the Darwin Bicentennial.All we have to do is hand the microphone to some Darwinists and they will proceed to wrap the cord around their necks and hang themselves from the rafters.  If you have a better example of Darwinist stupidity in the news, send it in.    To accept this miracle story, first you have to believe that brainless octopi exploded into existence in the Cambrian seas without ancestors (see 03/19/2009 and watch the film Darwin’s Dilemma).  Then fish exploded onto the scene without ancestors (01/30/2003), and the octopus figured out, without a complex brain, that fish are good to eat.  So it said to itself, “Wow!  Fish taste great, but I need a complex brain to be able to catch them.  Waiter!  One complex brain, well done, on the double!”  Then it thought to itself (without a brain yet) and said, “Wait a second, there; there is no Waiter.  Guess I’ll have to cook up this one myself!  Now where can I buy some neural circuits….”    Help defeat Darwinism.  How?  Laugh out loud.  Would anyone like to publish a cartoon book of your favorite SEQOTW winners over the last 9 years?  Remember, this stuff is being published by the leading scientific journals in the world.  That makes it even more funny.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Fly the Flag for Football!

first_imgThousands of South African flags will be handed out to travellers and holidaymakers over the Easter weekend as part of “Fly the Flag for Football“, a national campaign to build public support and excitement leading up to the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup.The 2010 National Communication Partnership, a partnership of organisations involved in communicating about the soccer showpieces being hosted by South Africa, aims to distribute over 47-million South African flags through various campaigns by the time the World Cup kicks off in June 2010.“Our national Flag is a powerful symbol of unity and pride, and we would like to play our part by encouraging South Africans to proudly fly the flag as the eyes of the world are upon us,” Margaret Dingalo of the International Marketing Council of South Africa said in a statement on Monday.“The 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup is starting in less than 100 days, and excitement is building,” Dingalo said. “We need to help drive enthusiasm and patriotism, garnering support among South Africans for Bafana Bafana and the event as a whole.”Dingalo said the Easter long weekend had been chosen to launch the campaign as it was traditionally one of the busiest holiday periods in South Africa, with thousands of people travelling across the country.Colourful face-painted figures wearing South African flag t-shirts and makarapas, the football fan hat that is unique to South Africa, will be handing out free flags at tollgates, garages and airports across the country.Stand to win Confederations Cup tickets for yourself and three friends: visit flythesouthafricanflag on your mobile, or SMS ‘FLAG’ to 41929 (R2 per SMS).State-of-the-art digital “shoot-outs” will take place at a number of airports and garages along busy holiday routes, where members of the public will have a chance to win prizes by taking shots at a virtual goal.Zakumi, the 2010 Fifa World Cup mascot, will also be spotted around the country interacting with people and encouraging support.For South African football great Mark Fish, the campaign’s official spokesman, the Confederations Cup and World Cup are about more than football, representing “the opportunity of a lifetime, for South Africa and Africa as a whole.“Let us raise our flags in unity, joining together to make the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup and 2010 Fifa World Cup joyful, unforgettable events,” Fish said. “Fly your flag and show the world the warmth and spirit of South Africa.”The Fly the Flag for Football! campaign will include an interactive mobile website, where members of the public can find more information and enter competitions.Members of the 2010 National Communication Partnership include the International Marketing Council of SA, South African Tourism, the 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising Committee, the Department of Arts and Culture, South African Airways, Proudly South African, and several other private sector and civil society groups.Related articlePress Releases: Fly the flag for footballlast_img read more

Leegoal Bridal Diamante Hair Comb Clip : Perfect in every way

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Hands-On Review: URSA Mini 4.6K with 4.0 Firmware Update

first_imgWhat are your impressions of the URSA Mini 4.6K camera and 4.0 firmware? Share your opinions in the comments below.The URSA Mini 4.6K camera and 4.0 firmware was tested and reviewed by Ryan Patterson and Michael Maher. We got our hands on a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K with the latest firmware. It’s an impressive overhaul, practically making it a whole new camera.Top image via Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic recently released a new 4.0 beta firmware for their Ursa Mini 4K and Ursa Mini 4.6K. With no existing legacy code from the past, the Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.0 is a complete overhaul of their operating system and user interface. Not only that, but quite a few new features that improve the overall functionality of the camera are nicely tucked in there as well.URSA Mini 4.6K Touchscreen MenuPerhaps the most significant change is the overhaul of the touchscreen menu. The visual style of the touchscreen menu system is very simple and clean. On and off switches and adjustable sliders are plentiful, which makes it easy to glance at the screen and see exactly what is going on.Unlike most other production cameras, there is not a list-style menu system to scroll through — only to realize that the function you wanted wasn’t even there to begin with. It seems like Blackmagic took a cue from the RED playbook and gave users the ability to see all your options at once instead of hiding things deep in a menu tree.The simple swipes left and right change the page under any menu header. The ability to get to any of those headers at any time without having to retreat back to a home page makes adjusting settings like turning on a LUT or adjusting off-speed frame rate very easy to do on the fly.There’s a familiarity to it that makes it ever so simple to understand and master. After only a few minutes playing around, I felt like I could change any setting within seconds. In live viewing mode, touching any of the essential settings like white balance, shutter, and ISO allow instant changes to those specific functions.It’s worth mentioning that Blackmagic’s color control is heavily reliant upon post color work with their DaVinci Resolve software and the use of user-generated LUTs that can be loaded in via the CFAST cards. As a result, the absence of color control in camera is refreshingly simple and doesn’t overcrowd the menu system with gamma and color settings most shooters won’t ever really use.Everything in the menu is an important function, and it’s important to note that not only did Blackmagic think about how they laid out the menu system — but what they put in there as well.URSA Mini 4.6K Beta BugsBeing a beta version of any software implies that it might be a bit buggy. Booting the camera up takes too long. Playback mode often takes a few seconds too long to get out of, and it’s not easy to get to a specific point in a clip. Overall, you don’t need tiny fingers to hit any of the options with the exception of the forward, reverse, and play buttons in playback mode. Fortunately, there are also hard buttons for those functions on the physical camera itself that are much easier to use.Swiping left and right on the touchscreen can cause unwanted changes in menu options, especially those that are adjusted via sliders. When in live-viewing mode (not in the menus), swiping left enables a screen for the input of metadata such as slate info, director and cinematographer names, and other shot-specific notes. Seems like that function could be delegated to something more useful, but that is definitely personal preference. It’s quite easy to accidentally touch the screen and land somewhere you don’t want to be like that metadata input screen. Maybe in the future Blackmagic will allow users to customize and lock certain gestures. For now, it’s totally manageable.Utilizing a touchscreen menu system on the same screen used for composing and focusing the shot can be an annoyance without an additional monitor. Although you can change essential settings without pulling up the menu, accessing anything else completely kills the image. There’s also the element of dirt and residue from your hands building up and smudging the screen, especially on location. Tapping an LCD screen too hard can risk permanently damaging it as well.Since we’ve completed our review of the camera, Blackmagic has already updated to Public Beta 2, addressing a few of these concerns — including the slow boot time. For more details on that update, check out the Blackmagic website.URSA Mini 4.6K ReviewPhysically, the camera feels robust and sturdy compared to other brands’ similarly priced models. The rectangular form factor, on par with bigger players like Sony and ARRI, enables comfortable cradling and handheld configurations with nothing jutting out to make things uncomfortable and awkward. This is a major improvement over the pretty goofy form factor of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.To get past a simple tripod setup, you will have to invest quite a bit of money for accessories like the Ursa Mini Viewfinder and Shoulder Rig Kit. Add that to the cost of purchasing larger batteries necessary to run the camera like Anton Bauers or IDX V-mounts, chargers, CFAST cards, a card reader, and you’ve nearly doubled the cost of your investment.URSA Mini 4.6K ungraded screen grab.With that said, this camera should be considered an extremely viable option for independent shooters looking to step up their game. Although the new software stands out among its competitors, it is not enough of a selling point to really be a strong factor in the decision to purchase the camera.For cinematographers who rent for larger projects, but want to own a camera for their own packages — the URSA Mini 4.6K is a solid choice. It’s affordable, takes EF lenses (depending on the model), and you can easily rent any additional gear and accessories for larger productions. There are also great third-party accessories from manufacturers like Wooden Camera.The image quality, physical aspects of the body, and the ability to build it up to a professional cinema-style camera for independent movies and documentaries is a major plus. The URSA Mini 4.6K is certainly capable of having as simple or as large of a set up as you want — from one-man band to a full studio camera.Best uses for the URSA Mini 4.6K:Independent FilmsDocumentary (Short and Feature)Commercials / PromosDP Personal Camera PackageMusic VideosCorporate Videoslast_img read more

Audi plans 12 refreshed, new vehicles by 2019

first_imgVolkswagen AG’s Audi of America luxury unit plans to unveil 12 updated and new vehicles in the United States over the next three years, the company said on Wednesday.Audi of America President Scott Keogh told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the New York International Auto Show that the new vehicles represent 80 per cent of current sales.”We are in essence going to replace our entire portfolio,” he said.ALSO READ:Audi R8 Spyder, Toyota Prius Prime, Mazda MX-5 RF previewed at NYIAS 2016Audi’s US sales jumped 11.1 per cent in 2015 to 202,202 vehicles, the first time the company topped 200,000 in the United States and ahead of its stated goal of hitting that figure by 2018. Keogh declined to state a new sales goal.”We had a record last year with the oldest portfolio in the luxury business,” he said.Audi is unveiling its R8 Spyder V10 coupe high-performance sports car at the show.Keogh thinks the luxury segment of the US auto market will continue to grow from the current 1.8 million vehicles a year to about 2 million in the next few years – 2 or 3 per cent growth a year.Audi sales are up 2.5 per cent in the United States so far this year.ALSO READ:Audi drops a teaser of new Audi Q2 crossover ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut”The fundamental dynamics as I see it are still generally good” for luxury US sales, he said, referring to credit access, the age of the vehicle fleet and low gasoline prices.advertisementlast_img read more

PM Modi offers prayers at Anandpur Sahib gurudwara

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers at Gurdwara Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur, Punjab.Sporting a saffron headgear, Modi was presented a ‘siropa’ or robe of honour by the Sikh priests at the historic gurdwara, the second holiest of Sikh shrines after Amritsar’s Golden Temple.The 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh, founded the Khalsa Panth (religion of the pure) at Takht Keshgarh Sahib, 85 km from Chandigarh, in present day Ropar district of Punjab on April 13, 1699.The Prime Minister later participated in a public function to mark the celebration of the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.last_img read more

Impressive Inter Milan continue revival with win over Chelsea

first_imgInter Milan continued their revival under new coach Luciano Spalletti with an assured display in a 2-1 victory over English champions Chelsea to win the International Champions Cup Singapore tournament on Saturday.Two days after the Italian side beat Bayern Munich 2-0 at the same venue, Stevan Jovetic and Ivan Perisic put Inter into a commanding lead before a bizarre own goal from Geoffrey Kondogbia gave Chelsea hope of a late recovery.Former Roma coach Spalletti joined Inter last month and the charismatic Italian has already instilled a steely resolve in his players, who followed up last week’s win over Lyon in China with a brace of impressive victories in Singapore’s National Stadium.Manager Antonio Conte sent out arguably Chelsea’s strongest lineup from the squad available on the tour, with record signing Alvaro Morata handed a debut start on the left side of a front-three, alongside Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi and Brazilian Willian.Spalletti rested Martins Eder, who scored both goals in the victory over Bayern, and gave former Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic the central striking role in a 4-2-3-1 formation.Both sides started on the front foot, probing for openings in early exchanges, and Inter forged the first chance in the second minute when Antonio Candreva beat the offside trap but was denied by a fantastic stop from keeper Thibaut Courtois.The London side were on top for most of the first period, but found themselves a goal down on the stroke of half-time when Cesar Azpilicueta was harshly adjudged to have brought down Jovetic in the area. Although Courtois saved his penalty, the Montenegrin blasted home the rebound.advertisement”We are improving day by day and we want to continue this going into the new season,” Inter captain Miranda said in a pitch-side interview.Both sides pressed for openings following the interval and a moment of brilliance from Ivan Perisic made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute when the coveted Croatian winger broke down the left and drilled a crisp low shot underneath the Belgian keeper.As the contest drifted and both coaches made a raft of changes in the second half, Morata was withdrawn after 65 minutes, the Spaniard unable to really impose himself on the match and still looking short of fitness.Inter were firmly in control until an amazing own goal gifted Chelsea a way back into the match in the 74th minute when Geoffrey Kondogbia inexplicably lofted an overhit back pass over Daniele Padelli from near the halfway line.Chelsea were revived by the shock reprieve and launched wave after wave of attack in the closing minutes. After Batshuayi was denied an equaliser for offside, a desperate Inter managed to cling on for their third consecutive win of their Asia tour.last_img read more

Juventus thrash Milan 4-0 to seal record 13th Coppa Italia victory

first_imgShare on Pinterest Juventus won the Coppa Italia for the fourth year running and a record 13th time with a crushing 4-0 victory over Milan, who suffered a second-half meltdown in the final on Wednesday.Medhi Benatia, the central defender, struck twice for Juventus and Douglas Costa was also on target on an unhappy evening for the Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who was at fault for the second and third goals. An own goal by the substitute Nikola Kalinic completed a calamitous defensive display by Milan. Share on Twitter Juventus, who became the first team to win the competition without conceding a goal, are almost certain to add this year’s Serie A title to their trophy cabinet and complete a fourth successive double.The Turin side are six points clear of Napoli with two games to play and their goal difference is better by 16. “The lads played an extraordinary game and deserved this win, taking nothing away from Milan, who had a good first half,” the Juve coach, Massimiliano Allegri, said.His counterpart, Gennaro Gattuso, who had been hoping to lead Milan to their first trophy since 2011, said his team had played better until the first goal. “That’s football,” he said. “Juventus barely troubled us for the first 56 minutes apart from a [Mario] Mandzukic header. But we paid for our mistakes. I feel bad that we brought 35,000 people here to watch us lose like this.”After an even first half with few clear chances, the game changed completely in the second half and was effectively settled in a 10-minute spell.Donnarumma got down low to his right to make a superb save from Paulo Dybala’s rasping drive but that was as good as it got for the 19-year-old. From the resulting corner, Benatia got away from his marker and stooped to head Juve in front after 56 minutes.Five minutes later, Donnarumma allowed a low shot from Costa to slip through his hands and into the net, and the hapless goalkeeper then failed to hold a header, allowing Benatia to snap up the rebound.Milan, who like Juventus had not conceded on the way to the final, brought on Kalinic but the Croat striker scored at the wrong end, heading in a corner at the near post under no real pressure in the 76th minute. Topics Share via Email Milan Reuse this content Huddersfield seal Premier League survival and dent Chelsea’s ambitionscenter_img Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Juventus news Share on WhatsApp Read more Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

Toronto reportedly line up huge deal to lure Sonny Bill Williams back to rugby league

first_imgnews Sonny Bill Williams Ambitious Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack have reportedly made a $9m play to lure Sonny Bill Williams back to the 13-a-side game. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the 34-year-old superstar is weighing up a two-year deal.Williams is contracted to New Zealand rugby until the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup in Japan – with the All Blacks preparing to face Wales on Friday in the third-place playoff. Share on Pinterest Topics Australia sport Support The Guardian Super League Share via Email Share on Messenger Rugby league He came off the bench in the All Blacks’ semi-final defeat to England on Saturday.It is believed that a host of rugby clubs have already made a play for Williams while back-to-back NRL premiers Sydney Roosters appear to be priced out of the race for the services of their former back-rower.The Wolfpack were established in 2016 and will be the first North American team to compete in the Super League after they won promotion to the top-tier via the Million Pound Game on 5 October.They are funded by Australian mining and resources billionaire David Argyle, who has previously revealed his interest in snaring Williams as their marquee signing.Toronto coach Brian McDermott told the PA news agency earlier this month that they wanted to bring in a David Beckham-type player to raise their profile, much like the former footballer did for Los Angeles Galaxy and the MLS, and that Williams fits the bill.“Our club would want to have a name that’s absolutely international that everybody would recognise and help the profile of our game, very much like David Beckham did for Major League Soccer,” McDermott said.“We are in discussions but nothing is finalised or confirmed,” the Toronto chairman Bob Hunter added.center_img Toronto Wolfpack Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.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 need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Toronto Wolfpack claim Sonny Bill Williams interested in joining club Reuse this contentlast_img read more

4-Star Recruit Ecstatic About Receiving Offer From Notre Dame

first_imgNotre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Later this month, Notre Dame will battle for the chance to reach the national championship. Until then, fans could get excited over the possibility of adding a potential-packed recruit for the class of 2020, in linebacker Jaheim Thomas.Although there hasn’t been anything close to a final decision yet, Thomas has the Fighting Irish high on his radar. The four-star recruit has the physical gifts to become an absolute star in college. While he’s not ready to announce his commitment in the immediate future, he sounds very pleased about receiving an offer from Notre Dame.It’s still early in his recruiting process, but Thomas was very complimentary about the Fighting Irish.From 247Sports:“I was very excited to get offered by Notre Dame, and I was hoping for this since I visited there last spring.”“I haven’t really cut my list down yet, but my parents and I are working on it,” he said. “Notre Dame will definitely be in the final group. “I want to commit to someone next summer, but if not then it will be early in my senior season.”Thomas is listed as the No. 16 outside linebacker in his class, per 247Sports.Over the years, the Fighting Irish have featured stars at the linebacker position, which includes Manti Te’o and Jaylon Smith. Perhaps, Thomas can add to that long line of history, if he chooses to enroll at Notre Dame.As of right now, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Bowling Green are also on his college list.[247Sports]last_img read more

EU to Blacklist Iranian Shipping Companies Again

first_imgzoom The European Union is about to reinstate sanctions against 40 Iranian shipping companies as it turns up the heat against Tehran over its nuclear program.The European Council sent a letter two weeks ago to the shipping firms’ lawyer Maryam Taher, claiming that the reasons for the intended re-listings included the companies being owned or controlled by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping lines (IRISL) or for providing training, spare parts and services to IRISL or its employees, Reuters reports.Taher is cited by Reuters as saying that the decision to re-list the companies was “purely politically motivated and not based on any proper evidence” that the entities were linked with nuclear proliferation or Iran’s government.The sanctions were lifted this January when the EU General Court annulled the restrictive measures against an Iranian bank and 40 shipping companies whose assets had been frozen.The court said that companies linked to IRISL have not been proven to had been involved in supporting nuclear proliferation.The 40 shipping companies involved in the case include Hamburg-based Ocean Capital Administration GmbH, Kerman Shipping Co. Ltd, Woking Shipping Investments Ltd, established in Valetta, Malta among others.The sanctions remained in place until the appeal process was over, however; the EU decided to proceed with sanctions.In February, the EU decided to again blacklist Iran’s largest tanker operator National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), after the company failed to convince a London Court to prevent the EU from reimposing sanctions.The decision to reinstate sanctions comes amid efforts of the global powers to reach a framework agreement with Tehran that would restrict the most sensitive aspects of Iran’s atomic program in return for an easing of international sanctions.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Strike ends at Torontos Pearson airport

first_imgTORONTO – Striking ground crews at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport have accepted a tentative contract.Employees at Swissport voted 63 per cent in favour of the new agreement reached earlier this month and will return to work on Wednesday.The Teamsters, which represents the workers, says the three-year deal contains minor improvements on wages, benefits and scheduling.The 700 ramp equipment operators, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, and other ground crew workers went on strike July 27.The workers had complained about pay and benefits cuts, scheduling issues, and what their union called a lack of respect from Swissport managers.The company services 30 airlines at the airport, including Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa. Air Canada and WestJet are not serviced by the company.last_img read more

SJHL yet to make decision on 2018 championship after deadly bus crash

first_imgThe president of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League says a decision on what to do with the SJHL championship has yet to be made following Friday’s deadly collision between a truck and a bus that was carrying the Humboldt Broncos team.Bill Chow says he expects word on how the league intends to handle the final will come within the next few days.The Broncos were en route to Nipawin, Sask., for Game 5 of their league semifinal when the team’s bus collided with a semi-truck, killing 15.The Nipawin Hawks were leading Humboldt 3-1 in the best-of-seven series after losing Game 4 in triple overtime earlier in the week.The Estevan Bruins had already advanced to the championship final.The SJHL is a junior ‘A’ hockey league with 12 teams.“We’re a little bit too early to make that decision,” Chow told The Canadian Press on Sunday. “We’ll be meeting as a group, obviously the Humboldt Broncos, the league’s board of governors, and we’ll be making that decision.”Chow said both the Bruins and Hawks will also be involved in the eventual decision.“They have representatives at the board, so they’ll have a say in the situation. That’s where that decision will be made.”A vigil is scheduled for tonight at the Broncos’ home arena.last_img read more

Liberals rolling out new measures to protect migrant workers newcomers

first_imgOTTAWA — The Liberal government is rolling out several new measures to protect vulnerable migrant workers and immigrants living in Canada.Starting next week, temporary foreign workers who find themselves in abusive job situations in Canada will be able to apply for open work permits, which will allow them to find other work in Canada.This is meant to address a number of documented cases across the country of migrant workers facing labour exploitation, human-rights abuses and squalid housing situations.Also, in mid July, newcomers experiencing family violence will be able to apply for free temporary resident permits that will give them legal immigration status in Canada, which includes work permits and health-care coverage.Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says nobody should be more fearful of losing their immigration status than of escaping abuse.In addition, the government is speeding up the process for newcomers who are victims of family violence to apply for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Jessica Biel And Jason Bateman Join Matt Damons Toilet Strike

first_imgJessica Biel, Jason Bateman and Josh Gad publicly declared their support for Matt Damon’s Toilet Strike in a PSA, released today.Video: Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel, and Josh Gad Support the Strike!In doing so, they announced their protest of the global water crisis and pledged “…not to go to the bathroom until everyone in the whole world has access to clean water and sanitation.”This latest declaration follows the dramatic press conference held by Matt Damon on February 12 in which he announced his “toilet strike.” Since that time, prominent YouTube and online celebrities have supported Damon including Smosh, ShayCarl, EpicLloyd, WheezyWaiter, LivePrudeGirls, Lisa Schwartz, and John Elerick. Biel, Bateman, and Gad are the latest to take action in an attempt to accelerate action towards providing safe water and sanitation to the 2.5 billion people who do without.In the PSA, Biel, Bateman and Gad reveal their unique take on the strike and how they’ve managed to follow through on their commitment. Biel reveals, “I’ve never gone to the bathroom in my entire life.” Bateman divulges his ingenious alternative to the toilet, while Gad demonstrates his persistence – and how he feels about it.Co-founder of Water.org, Damon makes an appearance in the PSA, inviting all to “Join the millions of famous people who’ve already joined” his strike. Water.org invites viewers to visit StrikeWithMe.org where they can “Support the Strike,” subscribe to upcoming videos, take action, and learn more.last_img read more

Paul Shaffer Loves His Four Shelter Dogs‏

first_imgToday, the Ad Council, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund in partnership with Halo Pet Foundation, released an online video series called “Meet My Shelter Pet” to showcase the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners and remind viewers that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets ready to meet them.Video: Meet My Shelter Pet: Paul & Victoria ShafferLaunched to coincide with National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, one of the videos features legendary music man and David Letterman band leader, Paul Shaffer, with his daughter Victoria showing off the lovable personalities of their four adopted dogs, Riley, Jake, Echo and Rue.“Everybody should have a shelter dog. It’s good for the soul,” said Paul Shaffer. “All four of our dogs have been absolute gems. Why would you want to do anything else but rescue a pet?”The videos are part of The Shelter Pet Project, a public service advertising (PSA) campaign that for four years has helped to positively change the perception of shelter pets, with euthanasia rates declining by 10 percent during the campaign’s time period. Despite these gains, however, 2.7 million healthy and treatable pets are still losing their lives in shelters each year. The Shelter Pet Project’s goal is to bring that number down to zero.Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS said: “We know that Paul and Victoria’s online video for The Shelter Pet Project will inspire more people to rescue a shelter pet. That outcome will be music to our ears, and to every shelter director in America.”“You must watch these videos from The Shelter Pet Project— they will touch your heart in a powerfully positive, uplifting way! The Halo Pet Foundation is honored to support The Humane Society of the United States encouraging pet adoption from shelters,” said David Yaskulka, Vice President, Marketing Communications, HALO, Purely for Pets.Shelter pet adoptions are on the rise in the United States. According to The Humane Society of the United States, 17 million people will acquire a dog or cat within the next year, and each year four million of these animals are adopted from shelters.“Every happy adoption story encourages other people to open their hearts to a homeless pet,” said Maddie’s Fund President Rich Avanzino. “By showing the joy their adopted pets have brought to their family, Paul and Victoria are inspiring countless others to share that same incredible experience.”“The beauty of The Shelter Pet Project campaign is that these pets speak for themselves,” said Peggy Conlon, president and CEO of the Ad Council. “We hope these videos will break down barriers and encourage people to consider shelter pet adoption as the only option bringing a pet into their family.”In the upcoming months, a video featuring Vampire Diaries and Army Wives’ actress Torrey DeVitto and her dog Beau will be released. To see the videos or for more information about The Shelter Pet Project visit TheShelterPetProject.org.last_img read more

CALLING ALL CANADIAN ARTISTS THE GRAMMY MUSEUM IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2018

first_img2. Archiving and Preservation ProjectsThe GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories. To determine under which category of preservation grant you should apply, please click here.A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum AwardB. Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum AwardReview the 2018 preservation grant guidelines and funding restrictions here.This initial approach should include the following information:1. Project contact and overview2. A brief description of the project, including but not limited to the following:– Historical significance– Uniqueness and/or at-risk status– Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any3. A description of the intended dissemination plan4. Brief biographies of key personnelFOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – CLICK HEREDOWNLOAD THE eBOSS CANADA APPFor up-to-date News, Job Notices, Casting Notices, Events, and much more Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. Over $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients. The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program funds the following areas: Advertisement 1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum AwardThe GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well those addressing an important research question.Review the 2018 research grant guidelines and funding restrictions here.This initial approach includes the following information:1. Project contact and overview2. A brief description of the project, including but not limited to the following items:– Research question– Methodology outline (number of subjects, control groups, etc.)– Impact/application of research– Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any3. A description of the intended dissemination plan of the research findings (see guidelines)4. Brief biographies of key personnelTo view a sample Scientific Research LOI please click here. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Royal Air Maroc Bans Moroccan Woman from Flying to Saudi Arabia

Rabat – Moroccan carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has banned a Moroccan woman from boarding a plane from Casablanca to Saudi Arabia this Monday, Moroccan media reported.The Moroccan airline employees stopped the woman from boarding the flight, although she showed them her flight ticket, a valid visa and her employment contract in Saudi Arabia, daily Akhbar Alyaoum reported.The newspaper quoted a source from RAM as saying that the Moroccan company received instructions from Saudi Arabian authorities not to allow Moroccan women, under the age of 45, to enter Saudi Arabia for Umrah, unless they are accompanied with their mahram (a male relative). However, the source did not specify whether this measure applies also to Moroccan women who have employment contracts in the Gulf country and want to enter the country for work.This incident comes a few weeks after Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the government would ban Moroccan women from going to work as domestic maid in Saudi Arabia.Last month, a Moroccan whose employer had allegedly abused her and prevented her from leaving the house, shared a video on YouTube where she recounts her ordeal.Alerted by the number of Moroccan woman abused by their employers, the Ministry said that it would no longer validate maids’ employment contracts, in order to “spare Moroccans” from facing “compromising situations”. read more

Three killed in train accidents between Wellawatte and Ratmalana

Three people were killed in two train accidents between the Wellawatte and Ratmalana railway stations this morning.The railway control room said that two people were killed after being hit by a train near the Wellawatta railway station. Those killed were said to be residents of the Hatton and Maskeliya areas.Another person was killed after being hit by a train near the Ratmalana railway station. (Colombo Gazette)

Darned right Ohio States got something to play for

Ohio State football coach Everett Withers made light of the Buckeyes’ impending Big Ten Conference opener during a Monday press conference. “Big Ten week, huh?” OSU’s co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach said with a smile. Withers’ lightheartedness aside, there’s no mistaking that the No. 14 Buckeyes (4-0) know exactly what time of year it is. There’s also no mistaking whether the Buckeyes have anything to play for either – they do. The first team to oppose OSU in pursuit of the divisional title is Michigan State. In a meeting of the conference’s top-ranked teams, OSU will journey to East Lansing, Mich., to face No. 20 MSU (3-1) at Spartan Stadium. Preparation for Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer’s first-ever Big Ten tilt began Sunday with a “state of the union meeting” to address chasing the divisional crown. The goal of winning the Leaders Division half of the conference was first established for the Buckeyes during that meeting, Meyer said. “The first time we talked about (winning the Leaders Division) was (Sunday) in our team state of the union meeting we had and this is you have an opportunity to go win your side of the Big Ten,” Meyer said. Meyer chose to address winning the division because it was not discussed as a goal for any of the Buckeyes’ first four games against Miami (Ohio), Central Florida, California or Alabama Birmingham, he said. OSU redshirt senior defensive back Orhian Johnson said the team is focused on MSU. Meyer will handle the rest if the Buckeyes take care of business on the field, Johnson said. “You know, (winning the Leaders Division is) a possibility for us, but regardless of the situation, we’ve got a game,” Johnson said. “As long as we go out there and do what we do against Michigan State.” Meyer previously claimed to be unaware of OSU eligibility for the Leaders Division title, but some of his players, like redshirt receiver Jake Stoneburner, were aware. Stoneburner said the state of the union meeting was Meyer’s first mention of winning the division. The opportunity to win a piece of hardware during the 2012 season has given players added motivation, Stoneburner said. “I think he was finally saying that we have something to play for other than just going undefeated,” Stoneburner said. “We can win our division and I think it gives guys a little bit of hope, not that we didn’t have any in the first place, but it gives guys a little extra incentive.” Saturday’s meeting will be the teams’ first in East Lansing since 2008. Only two Buckeye players who are reshirt seniors – defensive end Nathan Williams and linebacker Etienne Sabino – played in that game, a 45-7 OSU victory. A visit to a ranked in-conference opponent is nothing to fear, Johnson said. It’s exactly the reason (players) come to OSU. “It’s definitely fun to get back in the Big Ten ball. I mean, that’s what you come here for,” Johnson said. “So we just want to come out there and lock in, and playing on the road is definitely fun. Just playing in a different atmosphere.” Senior fullback Zach Boren agreed, saying the competition is heightened at this time of year because every team understands what is at stake. “The Big Ten is always a new part of the season. It’s always a new chapter because, you know, this is a tough, physical conference,” Boren said. “The games start to matter that much more because you’re playing for conference championships.” That’s exactly the position OSU is in. The games matter more because OSU does indeed have something to play for, Meyer said. “Are we playing for something? You’re darned right we are,” Meyer said. “It’s really important here. Look around. Really important.” OSU and MSU are scheduled to kickoff their Saturday game at 3:30 p.m. Grant Gannon and Andrew Holleran contributed to this article. read more

Timetable for abortion legislation is tight

first_imgTHE POLITICIAN IN charge of reporting back to the government about expert testimony ahead of new abortion legislation has conceded that the publishing timetable is “tight” ahead of the summer recess.“But I think it can be done,” Jerry Buttimer told TheJournal.ie earlier today. “We certainly need to reflect on the hearings but the committee will report its findings next Thursday, 30 May.”Speaking in Dublin today, Minister for Health James Reilly told reporters that he would do “everything that is humanly possible” to ensure the laws are brought before the end of July.“There is a big job of work to be done and nobody is underestimating that,” he said, adding that it is important everybody is given an opportunity to make a contribution to the process.The possibility of the Dáil sitting extra hours – or even days – has been mooted to ensure the bill is pushed through before the deadline passes.Buttimer said he is pleased that the committee hearings helped gather the different viewpoints on what is a “sensitive social matter”. He noted that with such a complex issue, tensions are bound to run high but that the proceedings were held in an “calm and dignified manner”.He has come in for some criticism from Independent Oireachtas members Senator Rónán Mullen and TD Mattie McGrath today for remarks made on morning radio shows.In a statement, Mullen described the hearings as a “deliberate exercise in non-consultation” during which the government showed no willingness to revisit the “controversial essence of its bill”.Buttimer had no comment to make on the individual statements.6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearingsColumn: Changing the law on abortion is dangerous and unjustColumn: No woman has an abortion on a whimlast_img read more

Minor parties aim for major impact

first_imgTomorrow’s South Australian state election is expected to go down to the wire.It is estimated that the ballot will come down to a handful of votes, in a handful of seats.Experts are forecasting that Labor will retain government by the narrowest of margins, with only one seat going to an independent.Which is why preferences are going to be so important.Enter the Fair Tax party, headed by Greek-Australian mortgage broker George Kargiotis.Mr Kargiotis is standing for an upper house seat, while ten of his Greek-Australian colleagues vie for lower house preferences.The Fair Tax Party was founded earlier this year in protest against what Mr Kargiotis terms “unfair taxes”.“We have real stories to tell,” he says.“A pensioner forced to sell the family’s much-loved holiday shack because he was hit with a huge land tax bill he couldn’t pay.“A young entrepreneur who can’t grow his business in his home State because payroll tax is killing him.“Middle-aged couples who suddenly find the plans they made to take care of themselves in retirement are going to cost them more in tax than they’ll make in income.”Despite only having 300 members, he is confident that his party can snaffle some votes and swing the preferences their way.”Our preferences in the lower house will be going to the Liberal Party. They are in the nine marginal seats, and that is being deliberately done so we can swing those votes over,” he says.“We know we’re a long shot but we’re optimistic, and we’ve done everything we can to try and get the best result we can on Saturday.”But not everyone is convinced that his stance has the best interests of the majority in mind, accusing the Fair Tax Party of standing for the interests of wealthy investors.“I can see that, but the way it works is that if you have a land tax bill, you’re going to try and recoup it from somewhere.“Now it’s more than likely that if you own a residential property and you’ve got a land tax bill of $10,000, how are you going to recoup that?“You’re going to recoup that by putting the rent up. Now the tenant’s going to be paying an extra twenty or thirty dollars a week. Who’s really paying for the land tax bill?”Also running for an upper house seat is Director of the Plastic Surgery Department of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Dr Jim Katsaros, for the Save RAH Party.Dr Karatsos is standing to prevent the Rann government from spending $1 billion on a new hospital and instead wants to upgrade the current Royal Adelaide Hospital to a world-class standard.In an open letter to South Australians, Dr Karatsos questions the Rann government’s commitment to improving health care standards.“The state government says it has a plan for all Adelaide hospitals.  There is no evidence that it has any credible plans because it does not know how much money it is able to spend on our health system,” he says.“In truth, we are all left to speculate about what it is trying to do about our future health.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Sycuan donates 20K to help West Fire victims

first_imgSycuan donates $20K to help West Fire victims KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 12, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – On Wednesday, July 11, Chairman Cody Martinez of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation donated $20,000 to the Community Recovery Team, Inc.The donation was made to help the victims of the recent West Fire in Alpine. Several homes and structures were damaged and destroyed during the 505-acre fire.“As devastating as a disaster is, it really shines a bright light on amazing people that want to work to make their community better,” said Robin Clegg, Community Recovery Team, Inc. “When the CRT receives donated dollars, our focus is to assist those persons impacted by disaster that are uninsured, severely underinsured and often times elderly or part of a vulnerable population. It is critical to have community members assist in their town’s recovery and we really appreciate the generous giving.”“Over 30 homes and lives were turned upside by the recent fire in Alpine,” said Cody Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “The Community Recovery Team, Inc. has a great program and coordinates with several entities to make the recovery process move quickly. As members of the community, we want to offer our support and we hope this contribution will assist those in need.”About Community Recovery Team, Inc.The Community Recovery Team, Inc. (CRT), a California non-profit, charitable corporation under IRS section 501(c)3, and is a member in good standing of the San Diego chapter of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (SDVOAD).The Regional Community Recovery Team (RCRT) is a network of non-profit, community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs) and governmental agencies active in disaster recovery, operating in San Diego County, the fifth largest county in the United States.Collectively, we form the infrastructure of disaster recovery services for the San Diego region. We are dedicated individuals with a common goal. We are determined to assist those that suffer financial and/or personal loss during and after a natural disaster. A Board of advisers comprised of CRT leadership guides the RCRT. For more information visit www.crtsd.org/rcrt.About Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have resided in and around the foothills of the Dehesa Valley for more than 12,000 years. Today they are a modern government providing public services to their members, employees and neighbors. The Sycuan Tribal Government operates one of the region’s premier Indian gaming and resort facilities, the Sycuan Casino and Resort. The Sycuan Tribe demonstrates its strong commitment to the San Diego region through the support of hundreds of civic and charitable organizations.The Tribe, through the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (STDC), also seeks to reinvest back into the San Diego community with a progressive business development effort. To date, STDC has purchased the former Singing Hills Country Club and the historic U.S. Grant Hotel; is an investor in Hotel Solamar near Petco Park; and is owner/developer of the Marina Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in National City. Combined, these enterprises now employ nearly 4,000 San Diegans. For more information on Sycuan visit www.sycuantribe.com. center_img FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News, Wildfires July 12, 2018last_img read more

Well develop new nuclear missiles if you do Putin warns Trump

first_imgMoscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that Moscow would be forced to start developing short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if the United States started doing so after the demise of a landmark arms control treaty. The United States formally left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia on Friday after determining that Moscow was violating the treaty and had already deployed at least one banned type of missile, an accusation the Kremlin denies. Also Read – US judge dismissed criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein Advertise With Us The pact banned land-based missiles with a range of between 310 and 3,400 miles (500-5,500 km), reducing the ability of both countries to launch a nuclear strike on short notice. Putin on Monday held a meeting with his Security Council after which he ordered the defence and foreign ministries and Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence service to closely monitor any steps the United States took to develop, produce or deploy missiles banned under the defunct treaty. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us “If Russia obtains reliable information that the United States has finished developing these systems and started to produce them, Russia will have no option other than to engage in a full-scale effort to develop similar missiles,” Putin said in a statement. In the meantime, he said Russia’s arsenal of air and sea-launched missiles combined with its work on developing hypersonic missiles meant it was well placed to offset any threat emanating from the United States. Advertise With Us It was now essential, he added, for Moscow and Washington to resume arms control talks to prevent what he described as an “unfettered” arms race breaking out. “In order to avoid chaos with no rules, restrictions or laws, we need to once more weigh up all the dangerous consequences and launch a serious and meaningful dialogue free from any ambiguity,” Putin said.last_img read more

Kinect sensors used for superaccurate twohanded gesture control

first_imgEven before Microsoft embraced homebrew development for its Kinect motion controller, the device was being put to good use outside of controlling Xbox 360 games. But in most cases only a single Kinect sensor has been used in projects. 3Gear Systems decided to use two, and in doing so has created one of the most accurate gesture-based control systems I have ever seen.3Gear Systems is just three people working out of San Francisco with a desire to use our hands as an interaction system. That means putting your fingers, thumbs, and wrists to good use. But in order to do that you need very accurate tracking and hand posing recognition.Using Kinect as a starting point made sense due to how cheap the sensors are, but the standard Kinect SDK only really caters to large movements performed with your body. It isn’t well suited to tracking the position of individual fingers or the rotation of a hand. So 3Gear created its own SDK using computer graphic algorithms and combined it with a database of 3D images that define common hand positions. The end result is an incredibly fast two-hand pose detection system that counts lag in the low milliseconds.3Gear believes its gesture control system has many potential uses including for gaming, 3D medical imaging, 3D computer aided design, and as a way of creating in 3D ready for 3D printing. And they aren’t afraid to share, either. The SDK has been released into public beta for free to allow it to be incorporated into applications.In order for the system to work you need two Kinect sensors, an aluminum frame, and 2 wall mounts. To run the free SDK will require quite a powerful rig with the recommended spec being a Core i7 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, and a 64-bit copy of Windows 7. OS X and Linux ports are under consideration, but only if 3Gear see enough interest for them to spend time doing the work.Getting setup to play with the system is going to be relatively cheap to do, and therefore it’s likely game development teams and CAD software companies may experiment with it. I also think there’s potential for the 3Gear system to enhance a head-mounted system such as Project Glass or Oculus Rift, but that would require reducing the size of the Kinect motion sensors considerably to allow them to also be head mounted.Read more at 3Gear Systems Blog, via GamesBeatlast_img read more

Groovy melody

first_imgGet your monthly dose of the newest music with artists launching their LPs, EPs and albums. Hauz Khas social’s Social Spotlight gives artists all the ingredients for an ideal launch – a jam-packed space with mind-blowing energy complete with top-notch production. A platform to display an artist’s creativity, it seeks to showcase the mad musical output and bring music enthusiasts together every month. The purpose of Social Spotlight is to put a spotlight on the most cutting-edge sounds being made in the country. Social Spotlight will take off with MalcolmBraff’s immensely talented band – Greenwoman on 26 November. Malcolm Braff’s new Jazz Pop Electro project is kicks off in Delhi  at Hauz Khas Social. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’There has never been a better time to be an independent musician in India. There’s an influx of untapped musical talent across the country waiting to be explored, and the current Indian music scene has a larger following than ever before. With regular gigs becoming an urban fixture as well as the outburst of music festivals, the audience suddenly has access to different platforms to experience various genres and exploding talent. With live sets, eclectic tunes, massive energy and the emergence of experimental music. The much-awaited India tour is in collaboration with ProHelvetia Swiss Arts Council. Greenwoman is a band led by pianist Malcolm Braff, featuring Claire Huguenin on vocals, Björn Meyer on electric bass, Lukas Koenig on drums and Alexandre Gaeng on video.last_img read more

Two new Canadian BDMs added to BackRoadsTopdeck team

first_imgTwo new Canadian BDMs added to Back-Roads/Topdeck team Share Tuesday, September 11, 2018 LONDON — Back-Roads Touring and Topdeck Travel have welcomed two new Canadian members to its team: Isabella Borowiec and Miles Walker.Borowiec, a travel agent from Toronto with over six years’ experience, has been appointed Business Development Manager – Eastern Canada and the Maritimes. After planning dream holidays for clients with a specialty in groups and wellness tours, she jumped at the chance to move to the ‘supplier side’, said the two sister companies.Walker, meanwhile, has been brought on as Business Development Manager of Western Canada and Pacific Northwest USA. He joins Back-Roads/Topdeck after nine and a half years with On The Go Tours as its Western Canada Sales Manager, where he helped establish its Canadian arm after bringing the brand over from the U.K. in 2008.Back-Roads, now in its 28th year, has won ‘Best Small Coach Tour Company’ for three years running at the British Travel Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Topdeck, with over 45 years’ experience, offers unique tours in five of the seven continents to the youth market (18-39 years old).More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyIsabella Borowiec can be reached at [email protected] and at (519) 500-4624.Miles Walker can be reached at [email protected] and at (778) 788-3470. Tags: Back-Roads Touring, New Hires, Topdeck Travelcenter_img Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSri Panwa, the pool villa resort and gastronomical destination on the south-eastern tip of Phuket, has launched a brand-new collection: The Habita. The new phase will comprise 30 Luxury Pool Suites and Penthouses, as well as a new food and beverage offering, Baba Chino, adding to its original seven suites, 52 villas and four international restaurants.The Habita at Sri Panwa follows the resort’s style of tropical modern design, with each suite and penthouse having its own infinity pool as well as panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. So as to make the most of Sri Panwa’s scenery, the new area has been carefully designed so as to create a symbiosis between natural beauty and modern architecture. The Habita’s iconic roof takes the form of an arching leaf while the interiors focus on nature with patterns resembling trees, while the natural breeze passing through the open planned design give guests the feeling of a living system.The new precinct will also house the resort’s fifth restaurant concept, Baba Chino, where renowned Thai Iron Chef, Chef Pom, has curated a menu based on his modern take on traditional Chinese cuisine with an inspired twist. The Habita will also feature Baba Shishi Lounge.Sri Panwa’s gastronomic concept, Baba, has an additional four locations situated across the resort, each providing a truly unique and exceptional international dining experience. Baba Soul Food uses only the freshest ingredients and unique cooking techniques to create locally inspired traditional Thai dishes, while Baba Poolclub boasts a more extensive menu selection offering a wide range of international cuisines, specialising in barbecued seafood and meat. Baba IKI is located on the second floor of Baba Poolclub and specialises in Japanese cuisine. Baba Nest is the resort’s premium cocktail bar, serving a selection of Mexican tapas and surrounded by unique 360-degree infinity pool and located on a platform at the top of the resort.The Habita also features the Forest Olympic-size waterfall pool and a dedicated kids’ pool, both located within a perfectly landscaped water garden, and the recently refurbished Cool Spa, with its new treatment rooms and dedicated wellness area.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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he said he was into various kinds of businesses. around 8: pm. On 14 June, R Thangadurai (Nilakottai), said Noah Greenwald,[email protected] That won them the team gold.I don’t think you should live in India.. It has been reported that the “State BJP spokesperson Shweta Shalini said in a letter to SEC (State Election Commission) that ‘publishing content or undertaking publicity campaign (of parties and candidates) two days before polling date’ is prohibited, 2015 and to help artists give that to their fans over and over again. Mr Carter (@S_C_) April 26 2015 And he concluded with a strong but heartfelt message (and a little joke about two of his Tidal co-founders) We are human (even Daft Punk ha) We aren’t perfect – but we are determined #TidalFacts Mr Carter (@S_C_) April 26 2015 Read his entire “Stream of consciousness” on his Twitter page Write to Rishi Iyengar at [email protected]’s authoritarian ruler Robert Mugabe says the British Natural History Museum needs to return what he says are the skulls of fighters who rose against British colonial rule at the end of the 19th century Mugabe made the pronouncement during a Heroes Day ceremonyheld annually to commemorate war veteransin the country’s capital Harare on Monday the Guardian reports He claims that the skulls belong to the leaders of the First Chimurenga (known in English as the Second Matabele War) a tribal uprising against 4000 white settlers in the country that was then known as Rhodesia "Surely keeping decapitated heads as war trophies in this day and age in a national history museum must rank among the highest forms of racist moral decadence sadism and human insensitivity" Mugabe said during his speech However the British embassy in Harare says that discussions on the return of the remains began in December 2014 and that Zimbabwe still needs to appoint technical experts to help authenticate them “It is not yet clear whether these remains are related to the events places or people referred to in the presidents speech this week” it said in a statement [Guardian] Contact us at [email protected]

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in a rejoinder affidavit, had to return home empty-handed on Tuesday since the market remained shut for a day. Ameena and Jamilla are unlikely friends in a British school. including M Venkaiah Naidu, prompted changes on how firearms are treated on sets.” Himansh said.When and where to watch IPL player auction 2017? The Supergiants had pulled off a coup of sorts last season when they managed to bag MS Dhoni as the former Indian captain was in the market after the suspension of the Chennai Super Kings He was part of a squad that boasted names such as Kevin Pietersen Faf du Plessis R Ashwin and Steve Smith Despite this they finished seventh in their first season While the likes of Pietersen and Du Plessis had to withdraw early due to injuries Dhoni himself was not in the best of form with the bat He managed only 284 runs in the entire tournament the least he has managed in a year throughout his IPL career The only time he looked like his usual self was when he smashed 64 runs against Kings XI Punjab to save the Supergiants from a bottom-placed finish Compared to the extraordinary success that he enjoyed with the Chennai Super Kings IPL 2016 remains a black mark in Dhoni’s career in the glitzy domestic league He under performed as a batsman while his captaincy certainly can be put under a question mark considering the position that the Supergiants managed to finish in at the end of the season READ:IPL Auction 2017: Here’s what Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants should look todo But Dhoni losing his captaincy in the IPL isn’t something that could have been expected Even in the case of captaining the national team calls for Dhoni to step down as ODI skipper was more due to the emergence of Virat Kohli as a viable candidate than the former’s dwindling record It is also important to note that Kohli has led India to convincing victories against England as captain since with one of those victories coming on the back of a whirlwind innings that Dhoni played along with Yuvraj Singh “Dhoni has not stepped down We have appointed SteveSmith as the skipper for the upcoming season Franklyspeaking we did not have a good last season and we wanted someone young to lead the side and revamp it ahead of theupcoming season 10” is what RPS owner Sanjiv Goenka said about the decision There are other reports saying that Dhoni had stepped down himself and made way for his successor No matter what one thing is for sure now this will be the first year that MS Dhoni plays in the IPL without leading a side For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 18 2016 4:16 am Top News In an effort to lessen the clerical burden on teachers in government schools the Delhi government has decided to provide 50000 teachers and principals with tablets Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia has directed the education department to provide the gadget to teachers and principals in 1024 government schools in the capital Approximately 16000 guest teachers will be among those who will receive these tablets The government has also initiated a proposal to regularise them and enhance their pay “Most teachers are engaged in data entry or management work like maintenance of attendance registers preparation of students’ report cards etc By relieving them of these responsibilities they can be expected to make a greater contribution to the classroom” said Atishi Marlena advisor to the minister For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: June 17 2016 3:50 am Top News As many as 15 IPS officers have either been transferred or given additional duties according to a notification on Thursday A Home Department notification signed by Ashok Kumar Prasad special IG and DIG IPS cell West Bengal said that Supratim Sarkar who was the special additional Commissioner of Police (CP) and joint CP headquarters of the Kolkata Police will also be the additional CP III Dr Rajesh Kumar Singh special IG and DIG of Burdwan Range has been made the IG of Burdwan Range K Jayaraman who was the special IG and DIG training-cum-principal Swami Vivekananda State Police Academy (SVSPA) is now the director of SVSPA Saroj Kumar Gazmer who was the special IG and DIG (modernisation and co-ordination) has been made the IG (modernisation and co-ordination) Kalyan Kumar Mullick special IG and DIG of Enforcement Branch (EB) is now the IG EB Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Pallab Kanti Ghosh has been made the new IG telecommunications He was the former special additional CP and joint CP Intelligence Sib Sankar Dutta the special additional CP and joint CP Police Recruitment Board (PRB) has been made the IG State Crime Records Bureau Basab Dasgupta who was the DIG of homeguards is now the DIG border Intelligence Bureau (IB) Ajit Kumar Sarkar formerly the senior staff officer home guard association replaced Dasgupta as the DIG of homeguards Zahid-ur-Rahman CO SAP 7th battalion is now the DIG (Personnel & Welfare) Jayanta Kumar Pal who held the post of SS IB Siliguri is now the DIG Malda range Sujit Kumar Sarkar who was the CO Bengal Wing Home Guards has been made the DIG AP Eastern Frontier Rifles bns Chittaranjan Nag SS Criminal Investigation Department will hold the office of SP West Bengal PRB Ongmu Gyamtsho Pal CO Indian Reserve 2nd bn is now the SS IB Siliguri Rashid Munir Khan Officer in Compulsory Waiting West Bengal Police Directorate has been handed over the duty of CO Special Armed Police 2nd bn For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top News who had a late night on Sunday after winning the 4x100m freestyle relay in a lineup that included 19=times gold medal winner Michael Phelps. “The boy, She helped her childhood friend.

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it has been an opposition racked with self-doubt — Rahul Gandhi’s storming of the Well on the issue of communal violence in UP was not followed up with sustained debate or asking tough questions of the government.over the last few years, cannot help himself but watch on. Inspector Jaswinder Singh, Congress and BJP accused West Bengal State Election Commissioner A K Singh of helping the ruling Trinamool Congress in the municipal elections held on Sunday. Dhoom 3 ( 2013) and PK (2014). was beaten into fourth with 88. Finally, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s nearly two-month-long, April 17).

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Mayawati said his uncle (SP leader? the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor with 12 new industrial townships, A full bench of the Election Commission comprising Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and Election Commissioners AK Joti and OP Rawat in its order indicting Mishra unseated him under various sections of the Representation of the People Act.where he plans to move in with co-star Kristen Stewart. Through the traumatic weeks of recovery,said that Americans made up the largest group of applicants at 37,Currently, Others have some work to do. In all, “Completely agree @sonunigam.

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