Effects of long-term implanted data loggers on macaroni penguins Eudyptes chrysolophus

first_imgWe tested the hypothesis that implanted data loggers have noeffect on the survival, breeding success and behaviour of macaroni penguins Eudyptes chrysolophus . Seventy penguins were implanted with heart rate data loggers (DLs) for periods of up to 15 months. When compared to control groups, implanted penguins showed no significant difference in over-wintering survival rates, arrival date and mass at the beginning of the breeding season. Later in the breeding season, implanted penguins showed no significant difference in the duration of their incubation foraging trip, breeding success, fledging mass of their chicks, date of arrival to moult and mass at the beginning of the moult fast.We conclude that implanted devices had no effects on thebehaviour, breeding success and survival of this species. Wecontrast these results to those from studies using externally attached devices, which commonly affect the behaviour of penguins. We suggest that implanted devices should be considered as an alternative to externally attached devices in order to obtain the most accurate representation of the freeranging behaviour, ecology and physiology of penguins.last_img read more

Press release: Debt management directors disqualified for a combined 11 and a half years

first_img act as a director of a company take part, directly or indirectly, in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liability partnership be a receiver of a company’s property Stephen Anthony Wooley and Kevin John Dursley gave disqualification undertakings to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.Stephen Anthony Woolley, from Stoke on Trent, who was the director of Security and Wealth Credit Management Limited which traded as Brightsource Financial Solutions, has been banned from acting as a director for eight years from 11 January 2018.Kevin John Dursley, from Gloucestershire, who was the director of Corders Administration Limited which handled the day to day administration of the debt management plans, has been banned for three years and six months from 21 November 2017.Security and Wealth Credit Management Limited went into administration on 16 September 2015 with debts of £2,058,219.The Insolvency Service’s investigation showed that Mr Woolley breached the fiduciary duties he owed to the company by failing to take adequate steps to ensure that debt management plans were properly administered by Corders Administration Limited on behalf of the company, resulting in estimated losses of between £413,657 and £2,042,007 to members of the public already in financial distress.Corders Administration Limited went into administration on 16 September 2015. The Insolvency Service’s investigation showed that Mr Dursley failed to ensure that Corders Administration Limited adequately managed, supervised and administered debt management plans on behalf of Security and Wealth Credit Management Limited.Its failures contributed to losses of at least £443,302 to members of the public already in financial distress.Commenting on the disqualifications, Aldona O’Hara, Head of Insolvent Investigations, Midlands and West, said: Notes to editorsStephen Anthony Woolley is of Stoke on Trent and his date of birth is January 1959.Security and Wealth Credit Management Limited (CRO: 08195266) was incorporated on 29 August 2012 and traded from premises in Cheltenham under the style Brightsource Financial Solutions.Security and Wealth Credit Management Limited went into Administration on 16 September 2015.On 20 December 2017 Mr Woolley gave a disqualification undertaking which was accepted by the Secretary of State on 21 December 2017. The undertaking comes into effect on 11 January 2018 for a period of 8 years.Kevin John Dursley is of Gloucestershire and his date of birth is October 1970.Corders Administration Limited (CRO: 07715423) was incorporated on 22 July 2011 and went into Administration on 16 September 2015.On 30 October 2017 Mr Dursley gave a disqualification undertaking which was accepted by the Secretary of State on 31 October 2017. The undertaking came into effect on 21 November 2017 for a period of 3.5 years.A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with a disqualification cannot: Twitter YouTube Disqualification undertakings are the administrative equivalent of a disqualification order but do not involve court proceedings.Persons subject to a disqualification order are bound by a range of other restrictions.The Insolvency Service, an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), administers the insolvency regime, and aims to deliver and promote a range of investigation and enforcement activities both civil and criminal in nature, to support fair and open markets. We do this by effectively enforcing the statutory company and insolvency regimes, maintaining public confidence in those regimes and reducing the harm caused to victims of fraudulent activity and to the business community, including dealing with the disqualification of directors in corporate failures.BEIS’ mission is to build a dynamic and competitive UK economy that works for all, in particular by creating the conditions for business success and promoting an open global economy. The Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions team contributes to this aim by taking action to deter fraud and to regulate the market. They investigate and prosecute a range of offences, primarily relating to personal or company insolvencies.The agency also authorises and regulates the insolvency profession, assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees, provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.Contact Press OfficeMedia enquiries for this press release – 020 7674 6910 or 020 7596 6187 Press Office The Insolvency Service will look closely at any evidence of misconduct and take appropriate action where others have suffered as a result of directors’ actions, as has happened in this case This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. Media Manager 0303 003 1743 Email [email protected] You can also follow the Insolvency Service on: LinkedIn Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. This is a serious case where the failures of the directors of both companies have caused distress to members of the public who were already in financial difficulty.last_img read more

Update: 10-year-old charged in bomb scare

first_img[Editor’s Note: We’ve updated this article to reflect that Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was the investigating agency for the incident.][Update 10:51 p.m.] – A press release issued by Superintendent Tina Meserve Thursday evening had additional details about the district and first responder responses to the threat, which was called in at 4:03 p.m. Meserve said that three buses were on the road with students when the threat came in: two diverted to the New Sharon Fire Department while a third went to the Starks Fire Department. The parents of those affected students were notified directly by the bus garage.The elementary student that police believe called in the threat is 10 years old, according to Meserve. The student has been charged as a juvenile with terrorizing, a Class C felony. The case will be referred to the Juvenile Community Corrections Officer.The case was investigated by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.Meserve confirmed that all district buses, including one at an athletic event, were searched with bomb-sniffing dogs. Buildings were also evacuated until the investigation was complete. School will be in session Friday.The response to the threat and the ensuing investigation included the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Farmington Police Department, Maine State Police, Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, Somerset Regional Communication Center, Franklin County Emergency Management Agency, Somerset County EMA, Franklin Region Communication Center, Wilton Police Department, Winthrop Communication Center, RSU 73, the RSU 9 bus garage and local area fire departments.[Update 7:16 p.m.] – Police have identified an elementary school student as the person that called in a bomb threat to the Franklin County Regional Communications Center Thursday afternoon, Farmington Police Chief Jack Peck said.Peck said that the elementary school student had made an admission regarding the threat, which was called in utilizing the 9-1-1 line at the dispatch center at 4:10 p.m. The caller said that a bomb had been placed on an unspecified RSU 9 bus. After-school activities at RSU 9 schools were subsequently cancelled and parents were asked to pick their students up from school.Peck said that the student, who is approximately 8 or 9 years old, would be charged. The specific nature of those charges hadn’t been determined as of Thursday evening.Personnel from RSU 9, the town fire departments, as well as local, county and state police had assisted with the evening’s incident, Peck said, while the district’s buses had been searched and cleared by dogs. School will be held tomorrow, per usual.Peck said that he wanted to thank the public, which had responded with information pertaining to the incident and had assisted the police. He reiterated that the safety of the district’s students was paramount, and that all of the evening’s efforts that gone toward securing that safety.###FARMINGTON – Parents of Regional School Unit 9 students are being asked to come pick up students involved in after-school activities Thursday evening, after a bomb threat was called into the Franklin County Regional Communications Center.No device of any kind has been found. No injuries of any kind have been reported.According to Farmington Police Chief Jack Peck, the call came into the dispatch center through 9-1-1 at 4:10 p.m. The caller claimed that a bomb had been placed on a RSU 9 bus. A particular bus was not specified in the call.Peck said that school officials and police made the decision to immediately suspend all after-school activities and to cancel the afternoon shuttle bus. When the call came in, most RSU 9 buses were in the bus garage. Two buses that were already on the road when the call came in and they were evacuated.Parents of students involved in after-school activities are asked to come pick up their children at their respective schools as soon as possible. A PowerSchool notification has been sent to parents with that information and a request to that effect.Officers and police dogs are already on the scene and will be checking the buses and school buildings, Peck said, calling the threat a “top priority.” More dogs are expected to arrive from other departments throughout the evening.“We’re going to be checking all the buses,” Peck said. “Safety [of students] is paramount and we want to err on the side of caution.” Peck said that school buildings would also be checked.As of 6 p.m., the plan is that RSU 9 will reopen on Friday at the normal time. New information will be posted when it becomes available.last_img read more

Study that undercut psych research got it wrong

first_imgAccording to two Harvard professors and their collaborators, a widely reported study released last year that said more than half of all psychology studies cannot be replicated is itself wrong.In an attempt to determine the “replicability” of psychological science, a consortium of 270 scientists known as the Open Science Collaboration (OSC) tried to reproduce the results of 100 published studies. More than half of them failed, creating sensational headlines worldwide about the “replication crisis” in psychology.But an in-depth examination of the data by Daniel Gilbert, the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard, Gary King, the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard, Stephen Pettigrew, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government at Harvard, and Timothy Wilson, the Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, has revealed that the OSC made some serious mistakes that make its pessimistic conclusion completely unwarranted.The methods of many of the replication studies turn out to be remarkably different from the originals and, according to the four researchers, these “infidelities” had two important consequences.First, the methods introduced statistical error into the data, which led the OSC to significantly underestimate how many of their replications should have failed by chance alone. When this error is taken into account, the number of failures in their data is no greater than one would expect if all 100 of the original findings had been true.Second, Gilbert, King, Pettigrew, and Wilson discovered that the low-fidelity studies were four times more likely to fail than were the high-fidelity studies, suggesting that when replicators strayed from the original methods of conducting research, they caused their own studies to fail.Finally, the OSC used a “low-powered” design. When the four researchers applied this design to a published data set that was known to have a high replication rate, it too showed a low replication rate, suggesting that the OSC’s design was destined from the start to underestimate the replicability of psychological science.Individually, Gilbert and King said, each of these problems would be enough to cast doubt on the conclusion that most people have drawn from this study, but taken together, they completely repudiate it. The flaws are described in a commentary to be published Friday in Science.Like most scientists who read the OSC’s article when it appeared, Gilbert, King, Pettigrew, and Wilson were shocked and chagrined. But when they began to scrutinize the methods and reanalyze the raw data, they immediately noticed problems, which started with how the replicators had selected the 100 original studies.“If you want to estimate a parameter of a population,” said King, “then you either have to randomly sample from that population or make statistical corrections for the fact that you didn’t. The OSC did neither.”‘Arbitrary list of sampling rules’“What they did,” added Gilbert, “is create an idiosyncratic, arbitrary list of sampling rules that excluded the majority of psychology’s subfields from the sample, that excluded entire classes of studies whose methods are probably among the best in science from the sample, and so on. Then they proceeded to violate all of their own rules.“Worse yet, they actually allowed some replicators to have a choice about which studies they would try to replicate. If they had used these same methods to sample people instead of studies, no reputable scientific journal would have published their findings. So the first thing we realized was that no matter what they found — good news or bad news — they never had any chance of estimating the reproducibility of psychological science, which is what the very title of their paper claims they did.”Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology Daniel Gilbert: “What they did is create an idiosyncratic, arbitrary list of sampling rules that excluded the majority of psychology’s subfields from the sample, that excluded entire classes of studies whose methods are probably among the best in science from the sample, and so on. Then they proceeded to violate all of their own rules.” File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“And that was just the beginning,” King said. “If you are going to replicate 100 studies, some will fail by chance alone. That’s basic sampling theory. So you have to use statistics to estimate how many of the studies are expected to fail by chance alone because otherwise the number that actually do fail is meaningless.”According to King, the OSC did this, but made a critical error.“When they did their calculations, they failed to consider the fact that their replication studies were not just new samples from the same population. They were often quite different from the originals in many ways, and those differences are a source of statistical error. So we did the calculation the right way and then applied it to their data. And guess what? The number of failures they observed was just about what you should expect to observe by chance alone — even if all 100 of the original findings were true. The failure of the replication studies to match the original studies was a failure of the replications, not of the originals.”Gilbert noted that most people assume that a replication is a “replica”’ of the original study.“Readers surely assumed that if a group of scientists did 100 replications, then they must have used the same methods to study the same populations. In this case, that assumption would be quite wrong. Replications always vary from originals in minor ways, of course. But if you read the reports carefully, as we did, you discover that many of the replication studies differed in truly astounding ways — ways that make it hard to understand how they could even be called replications.”As an example, Gilbert described an original study that involved showing white students at Stanford University a video of four other Stanford students discussing admissions policies at their university. Three of those talking were white and one was black. During the discussion, a white student made offensive comments about affirmative action, and the researchers found that the observers looked significantly longer at the black student when they believed he could hear other comments than when they believed he could not.“So how did they do the replication? With students at the University of Amsterdam!” Gilbert said. “They had Dutch students watch a video of Stanford students, speaking in English, about affirmative action policies at a university more than 5,000 miles away.”In other words, unlike the participants in the original study, participants in the replication study watched students at a foreign university speaking in a foreign language about an issue of no relevance to them.But according to Gilbert, that was not the most troubling part of the methodology.Gilbert: ‘No one involved in this study was trying to deceive anyone. They just made mistakes, as scientists sometimes do.’“If you dive deep into the data, you discover something else,” Gilbert said. “The replicators realized that doing this study in the Netherlands might have been a problem, so they wisely decided to run another version of it in the U.S. And when they did, they basically replicated the original result. And yet, when the OSC estimated the reproducibility of psychological science, they excluded the successful replication and included only the one from the University of Amsterdam that failed. So the public hears that ‘Yet another psychology study doesn’t replicate’ instead of ‘Yet another psychology study replicates just fine if you do it right, and not if you do it wrong,’ which isn’t a very exciting headline. Some of the replications were quite faithful to the originals, but anyone who carefully reads all the replication reports will find many more examples like this one.”‘They introduce additional error’“These infidelities were a problem for another reason,” King added, “namely, that they introduce additional error into the data set. That error can be calculated, and when we do, it turns out that the number of replication studies that actually failed is about what we should expect if every single one of the original findings had been true. Now, one could argue about how best to make this calculation, but the fact is that OSC didn’t make it at all. They simply ignored this potent source of error, and that caused them to draw the wrong conclusions from their data. That doesn’t mean that all 100 studies were true, of course, but it does mean that this article provides no evidence to the contrary.”“So we now know that the infidelities created statistical noise,” said Gilbert, “but was that all they did? Or were the infidelities of a certain kind? In other words, did they just tend to change the original result, or did they tend to change it in a particular way?”“To find out,” said King, “we needed a measure of how faithful each of the 100 replications was. Luckily, the OSC supplied it.”Before each replication began, the OSC asked the original authors to examine the planned replication study and say whether they would endorse it as a faithful replication of their work, and about 70 percent did so.“We used this as a rough index of fidelity, and when we did, we discovered something important: The low-fidelity replications were an astonishing four times more likely to fail,” King said. “What that suggests is that the infidelities did not just create random statistical noise — they actually biased the studies toward failure.”In their “technical comment,” Gilbert, King, Pettigrew, and Wilson also note that the OSC used a “low-powered” design. They replicated each of the 100 studies once, using roughly the number of subjects used in the original studies. But according to King, this method artificially depresses the replication rate.“To show how this happens, we took another published article that had examined the replicability of a group of classic psychology studies,” said King. “The authors of that paper had used a very high-powered design — they replicated each study with more than 30 times the original number of participants — and that high-powered design produced a very high replication rate. So we asked a simple question: What would have happened if these authors had used the low-powered design that was used by the OSC? The answer is that the replication rate would have been even lower than the replication rate found by the OSC.”Despite uncovering serious problems with the landmark study, Gilbert and King emphasized that their critique does not suggest wrongdoing and is simply part of the normal process of scientific inquiry.“Let’s be clear, Gilbert said. “No one involved in this study was trying to deceive anyone. They just made mistakes, as scientists sometimes do. Many of the OSC members are our friends, and the corresponding author, Brian Nosek, is actually a good friend who was both forthcoming and helpful to us as we wrote our critique. In fact, Brian is the one who suggested one of the methods we used for correcting the OSC’s error calculations. So this is not a personal attack, this is a scientific critique.“We all care about the same things: doing science well and finding out what’s true. We were glad to see that in their response to our comment, the OSC quibbled about a number of minor issues but conceded the major one, which is that their paper does not provide evidence for the pessimistic conclusions that most people have drawn from it.”“I think the big takeaway point here is that meta-science must obey the rules of science,” King said. “All the rules about sampling and calculating error and keeping experimenters blind to the hypothesis — all of those rules must apply whether you are studying people or studying the replicability of a science. Meta-science does not get a pass. It is not exempt. And those doing meta-science are not above the fray. They are part of the scientific process. If you violate the basic rules of science, you get the wrong answer, and that’s what happened here.”“This [OSC] paper has had extraordinary impact,” Gilbert said. “It was Science magazine’s No. 3 ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ across all fields of science. It led to changes in policy at many scientific journals, changes in priorities at funding agencies, and it seriously undermined public perceptions of psychology. So it is not enough now, in the sober light of retrospect, to say that mistakes were made. These mistakes had very serious repercussions. We hope the OSC will now work as hard to correct the public misperceptions of their findings as they did to produce the findings themselves.”The OSC’s reply to “technical comments” by Gilbert and others, and Gilbert and others’ response to that reply, can be found here.last_img read more

Prison education at Harvard

first_img“The first time I visited Norfolk prison was in 2007, on behalf of [Harvard Law School Professor] Charles Ogletree, who had been invited by some of the incarcerated men to come in and teach. People who live and work in prisons know that education changes culture, reduces institutional violence, and interrupts intergenerational cycles of incarceration. I often think of the game we teach our children: musical chairs. We are teaching scarcity and competition. There are not enough resources for everyone to enjoy. Well, there really are enough. In fact, you can see the abundance of chairs piled in the corner of the room. You just can’t have access to them.”Claudine Gay, dean of social science, last year launched the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Inequality in America Initiative, which is co-sponsoring the conference. She said she welcomes the “groundbreaking” conference.“The carceral state is deeply implicated in rising inequality,” she said.Felber, who founded Liberation Literacy with community members and incarcerated students at Columbia River Correctional Institution in Oregon in 2016, said these kinds of programs are equally beneficial to both groups.“It’s so valuable for everyone to work through that dynamic. It’s not like it’s not messy, but there are all kinds of ways that learning happens that it doesn’t in a traditional classroom. Here it’s often intergenerational. Liberation Literacy students are ages 18 to 60. We had debates all the time on prison abolition, and those conversations sharpen everyone’s analysis. We do peer editing and film nights. We publish a newsletter of co-authored pieces. Everyone’s getting something really important out of it.”Sonya Karabel, a Harvard junior studying social studies and African and African American Studies, said helping plan the conference makes her “excited to be part of something that has a real chance of making a real change.“Sometimes it feels like student activism is symbolic and broad, but this is something concrete,” said Karabel, who serves on the board of the student-run Harvard Organization for Prison Education and Reform (HOPE), which tutors in local correctional facilities. “I came to College knowing this was what I wanted to do. It’s the ultimate example of wanting a diverse community of learners on this campus. You can come face-to-face with people you learn about in the abstract and see they are people as smart as us who have not had all the life chances we’ve had.”The three-day conference is also co-sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center’s Mellon Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Studies, and will culminate with a recorded debate between the Norfolk Prison Debating Society and the Harvard College Debating Union.Harvard’s involvement with prisons dates back to 1833, when Divinity School students tutored prisoners at Charlestown State Prison in Boston. An alumnus named Howard Belding Gill, 1913, M.B.A. 1914, designed Norfolk Prison to look like a college campus in order to foster a sense of community. HOPE, which was founded by the Phillips Brooks House Association in the 1950s, tutors men, women, and juveniles at minimum- and medium-security facilities every week, and awards scholarships for college and post-college degree classes.Hinton said some of what “Beyond the Gates” proposes “is a rich part of Harvard’s history” and matches up well with the pioneering work that’s been done at Norfolk and Framingham.“What Norfolk looked like in the 1920s through the 1950s is a model, really. The prison had a jazz orchestra, a newspaper. Framingham as well — there was a sewing club, and the women put on plays. These were meaningful activities to do,” she said.Hinton visited one of Liberation Literacy’s first meetings to discuss her book “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,” and has supported the group ever since. Her passion for the conference is both academic and personal.“Historians were really late to the study of mass incarceration, and I had to convince some people why the issue of crime control is an important historical question. I came to this topic, in part, based on my own experience, my family, and visiting people who were incarcerated,” she said. “I was born in the crack era and saw how unemployment and poverty led some members of my family to drug abuse and incarceration. I witnessed that cycle firsthand, and its impact on generations of Hintons.”Stern, who has been a student or teacher in prisons for more than two decades, sees the conference as an opportunity to catalyze sustained action that students are eager to join.She said she and the Rev. Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and professor of religion and society, called an early morning meeting in the basement of Memorial Church during exam week in the winter of 2014.“We were working to discern student interest in prison studies. More than 50 people came from across the University: HBS, FAS, HMS, HLS, GSD, HGSE, HDS, and HSPH. It is clear that there is student hunger to make connections about prisons and justice — to be part of education that truly meets the goals of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.” Harvard is hosting a conference on prison education, bringing to campus for the first time formerly incarcerated students and activists to discuss the University’s long relationship with correctional facilities.“Beyond The Gates: The Past and Future of Prison Education at Harvard,” which begins Monday, will also convene a capstone event chaired by Danielle Allen, the James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, featuring Michelle Jones of New York University and the Indiana Women’s Prison Higher Education Program and Kaia Stern, co-founder of the Harvard Prison Studies Project.As part of the conference, a documentary titled “The Past and Future of Prison Education at Harvard,” which traces the University’s connections to prison education, will premiere Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. (Admission is free, and tickets are available in person and online through the Harvard University box office.)“Education is a basic human right that is, all too often, systematically denied to people in prisons across the country. We have an opportunity for Harvard in its mission to train students to be 21st-century leaders who engage practical learning that makes a difference in the world. Prison is a place that embodies the nexus of race, class, and gender,” said Stern, who organized the conference with Elizabeth Hinton, assistant professor of history and of African and African American Studies, and Garrett Felber, a visiting scholar at the Charles Warren Center.“By creating opportunities for Harvard students to learn with and from students in prison, we demonstrate a commitment to transformative education, education that is rigorous and reckons with questions of justice and equity,” Stern said.Stern has been working to bring students from Harvard into the Norfolk and Framingham correctional facilities, which respectively house men and women, to learn alongside students from Boston University’s Prison Education Program since 2008, when she co-founded the Prison Studies Project with Bruce Western, formerly a Harvard professor of sociology. Now housed at the Warren Center, the project created the first nationwide directory of higher education programs in U.S. prisons and received a Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching grant in 2012. The last Harvard class taught in the prison was in 2013.Stern hopes the conference will formalize efforts to reintroduce and sustain integrated classrooms in local prisons as part of a curriculum for college credit, which, she believes, is an ingredient to reduce mass incarceration. “Education is a basic human right that is, all too often, systematically denied to people in prisons across the country.” — Kaia Sternlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7| S7+ Come With All the Features Millenials Need

first_imgMillennials in India rely on their mobile devices to get most of their things done. While laptops and mobile phones are great, there’s a growing need for a device that offers the best of both worlds. In such a situation, a tablet is a great device. It brings a comfortable form factor while still packing enough fuel to power all the features millennials need.Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are some of the most advanced tablets from the company. These tablets are ideal for both work and play. They feature an impressive set of features – from a 120Hz smooth display to a powerful chipset – the new Galaxy Tab S7 series models can handle just about everything.Display that’s just gorgeous- Advertisement – Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ feature a bigger, brighter, and a more responsive display. It’s a result of advanced research and development that’s lead to this impressive display on the Galaxy Tab S7 series models. You’ll be amazed by the quality of the display no matter what you’re doing.galaxy tab s7plus fron clip studio paint ui screen pc The Galaxy Tab S7 comes with an 11-inch LTPS LCD while the Galaxy Tab S7+ comes with a larger 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display with HDR10+ support. Both the tablets come with a feature that ensures you don’t strain your eyes while working or playing for long hours. The 120Hz refresh rate brings a responsive experience that automatically adjusts based on what content you’re viewing. Watching videos, scrolling web pages will never be the same again.Play movies and games- Advertisement – Everyone is spending a lot of time indoors. Needless to say, we’re all going to get bored at some point or the other. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are perfect entertainment machines for watching movies at the comfort of your home, or playing your favourite mobile games for hours. The quad-speaker arrangement brings Dolby Atmos experience right in your hands. You can watch movies and TV shows for up to 14 hours, thanks to the large battery inside these tablets.galaxy tab s7plus network gaming snapdragon chip pc To power all your mobile gaming and work needs, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 series models are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset. The intelligent chipset can take care of all your gaming and multitasking needs quite easily.- Advertisement – That’s not all, the large 10,090mAh battery inside the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ tablets ensures you’re able to get through your day or work and play without anything slowing you down. The battery also supports fast charging so that you can quickly get it charged, and get back to what you’re doing, thanks to the 45W super-fast charging support.Work in styleSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ support the company’s amazing and highly responsive S Pen accessory. You can use it across a wide range of popular apps to get things done. You can easily mark up PDF documents, add annotations, or sign them with the Samsung Notes app on the Galaxy Tab S7 models using the S Pen. The app can automatically synchronise your notes across all your Samsung devices, and comes with support for a dark mode.sam1 For those who need to get a lot of writing done, Samsung’s Book Cover can be a perfect accessory with the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+. You can push the display further by up to 165 degrees, and type for hours without tiring your fingers. The accessory is perfect for writing, studying, or just about anything.CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab S7+ comes with a dual rear camera setup. There’s a 5-megapixel ultra-wide camera along with a 13-megapixel camera. The cameras support Samsung’s popular Single Take feature, night mode, night hyper-lapse, and the ability to record using both front and back cameras, making it ideal for video blogging and live videos.Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ feature a slim, attractive design. The tablets are available in Mystic Black, Music Silver, and Mystic Bronze colour options. With prices starting at Rs. 50,399, there’s no other Android tablet that’s comparable to these models right now. Samsung is also offering an array of festive season special offers with the Galaxy Tab S7 models in India.Buy today! Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Netflix shares dive on profit miss despite user growth

first_imgRanks of paid memberships grew by 10.1 million to about 193 million total, but Netflix warned growth could cool since sheltering-in-place likely meant people rushed to join in the early months of the pandemic, as lockdowns began, instead of spreading out over the year. Shares quickly dove more than 10 percent in after-market trades that followed release of the earnings figures but regained a bit of the loss.Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives described the share stumble as a “near-term speed bump” due to overly exuberant expectations.”Streaming growth is seeing a bonanza in this COVID environment,” Ives said. Netflix shares dived on Thursday after the leading streaming entertainment service reported relatively flat quarterly profits despite rising subscriber numbers.Netflix reported a profit of US$720 million on revenue of $6.1 billion in the recently ended quarter, compared with $709 million profit on $5.8 billion in revenue during the first three months of the year.Wall Street analysts had expected stronger profit, especially as people who are hunkered down at home due to the coronavirus pandemic turn to the service for entertainment. Pandemic-related restrictions on moving about have speeded up a lifestyle shift from traditional television to streaming shows online, according to eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom.”Looking forward, even as lockdowns are relaxed and new competitors begin to scale their services, Netflix will extend its lead as the first stop for entertainment,” Haggstrom predicted.Netflix said in a letter to shareholders that while its slate of original shows for this year is on track, it is focused on safely getting production back up and running.”As the world slowly re-opens, our main business priority is to restart our productions safely and in a manner consistent with local health and safety standards to ensure that our members can enjoy a diverse range of high quality new content,” executives said in the letter.”There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and we’re adapting to local circumstances. Today, we’re slowly resuming productions in many parts of the world.”Two chiefsNetflix is facing increased competition from tech giants such as Apple and Amazon, along with entertainment titans including Disney, NBCUniversal, and WarnerMedia.Social media was also a threat.”In addition, TikTok’s growth is astounding, showing the fluidity of internet entertainment,” Netflix said in the letter.”Instead of worrying about all these competitors, we continue to stick to our strategy of trying to improve our service and content every quarter faster than our peers.”Netflix also announced some executive changes as part of a long-term succession plan.Chief content officer Ted Sarandos was appointed a co-chief executive and elected to a seat on the Netflix board, while Greg Peters will be chief operating officer as well as chief product officer.”In terms of the day-to-day running of Netflix, I do not expect much to change,” chief executive Reed Hastings said in a release detailing the executive changes.”So think of Ted’s well deserved promotion formalizing how we already run the business today.”Hastings added that while the moves were part of a “long process of succession planning,” he is committed to Netflix for the long term.”It will be great to have some help as we span the globe,” Hastings said during an earnings presentation.”To be totally clear, I’m in for a decade. As co-CEOs it is two of us full time; it is not a part time deal.”Netflix has invested billions of dollars in original content, as has streaming television rival Amazon, to win and keep subscribers in the increasingly competitive online entertainment market.The service has found success with series such as “Umbrella Academy” as well as game shows such as “Too Hot To Handle” along with its own films and reality television.”We want to have so many hits that you just come to Netflix and go hit-to-hit and never have to think of those other services,” Hastings said.Topics :last_img read more

Jawdropping Queenslander the hottest house in the country

first_img37 Quay Street, Bulimba, took a modern approach out back.THE hottest house in the country right now, being viewed the most online, is a jawdropping Queenslander that will have renovators salivating, latest data shows.In fact two Queenslanders — renovated two ways — topped and tailed the national top five most viewed residential listings in the country, according to realestate.com.au data, sandwiching three of Victoria’s best in the middle of them.The top honours went to a five bedroom, five bathroom, two car space house at 37 Quay Street, Bulimba, which has been marketed as “a new dimension in luxury living”.Agent Paula Pearce of Place Bulimba told The Courier-Mail that the home was “just beautiful”. The home is in one of the most sought after parts of riverside Bulimba. INSIDE EMILY PALMER’S PROPERTY EMPIRE RICHLISTER SELLING COAST APARTMENT FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX “It is amazing, a completely renovated Queenslander on a large 883sqm block and that’s actually the river avenues in Bulimba, which are highly sought after.,” she said. “It’s a short stroll to Oxford Street, the ferry and all the cafes that Bulimba has to offer.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoShe said the renovations were done three years ago but were as new.“The home has beautiful architecture to capture a northeast aspect which means the home stays cool even during the hottest months.” 40 Bennison Street, Ascot, took the all white approach to its renovation. “It’s great for young families, with the living area being down going to the pool, allowing you to keep an eye on children. The people that own it now are a family that’s downsizing.”The property was being sold by tender which closes 5pm on May 15.The second Queenslander — in fifth spot nationally — was 40 Bennison Street, Ascot, a five bedroom, four bathroom, double car space property.The property was being sold via expressions of interest which close at 5pm on May 16, according to agents Matt Lancashire and Jahkoda Ferguson of Ray White Ascot. Every fitting is luxurious. It was marketed as being “1371sqm of Ascot’s finest family living”, taking a stunning whitewash approach so well suited to the tropics.Among its charms was a gourmet kitchen with expansive island bench, light and airy open plan living with high ceiling, a home office, saltwater tiled pool and wine cellar. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

How a conditional sale can help nab a dream home

first_imgFile imageHAVE you ever found yourself stumbling across the perfect property at the most imperfect time? It may be that you’re out walking the dog and you suddenly find yourself spotting your dream house even though you had no intention of buying/moving. Alternatively, you may have just started your property search and you have unexpectedly found ‘the one’ much sooner than planned. In most circumstances, it is preferable for buyers to sell their existing property first. This allows buyers to get the best possible price for their existing property and to move on to negotiate the best price for the next property. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020But sometimes you don’t want to miss out on your dream property by waiting to sell your existing property.In these circumstances, an option may be to offer a conditional contract on the property subject to the sale of your home (or some other property). This is called a ‘subject to sale’ and allows a buyer to enter into a contract to purchase the property in question subject to the sale of the buyer’s existing property. Usually, the contract allows the buyer to ‘secure’ the property for a period of time while they are selling their own property. Of course a seller will not permit the buyer to ‘lock up’ the property for an indefinite period and the buyer will generally be required to meet the special condition – the sale of their own property – within a stipulated time limit. Although this option can provide buyers with some breathing space to sell their property, a possible risk is that the buyer may not achieve a sale at a certain minimum price within the time limited in the contract. Although buyers can attempt to negotiate an extension to the time limit, a seller may not be prepared to extend this particularly if there is an alternative buyer or strong demand for the property. Sellers may be reluctant to accept ‘subject to sale’ contracts due to the uncertainty and reluctance to suspend the sale while the buyer attempts to sell their own property. In such cases, another option may be to include a provision that allows the seller to continue to market their property for sale after entering into the contract with the buyer which is subject to the buyer being able to obtain a contract for another property. This allows the buyer an opportunity to sell their property but allows the seller to keep seeking potential buyers for their property. As a general rule, this means that if a seller receives another contract of sale for their property on the same or more favourable terms than the buyer’s original contract, the seller may require the buyer to make the contract unconditional within a certain time frame.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: The PGA of America has submitted plans to hold the PGA Championship at Harding Park in August with no fans. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that public health officials have approved the plan.An announcement is expected as early as Tuesday.It at least answers one question for the PGA Championship, which is scheduled for Aug. 6-9. The PGA of America had said moving it from Harding Park was a possibility depending on the COVID-19 pandemic.VIRUS OUTBREAK-US OPENUSTA plans US Open without fans Takahashi says the main priority should be to make a “united effort to hold them (Olympics) in the summer of 2021.” He says if that is not possible “we should start action once again to get another delay.”IOC President Thomas Bach and organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori have said the games will be canceled if they can’t happen next year.IOWA-STRENGTH COACHStrength coach departs Iowa after accusations of mistreating African AmericansIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Chris Doyle is out as Iowa’s football strength and conditioning coach. He and the university have agreed to a separation agreement paying him more than $1.1 million. The league also revealed several players have tested positive for COVID-19.Two days after union head Tony Clark declared additional negotiations futile, Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem sent a seven-page letter to players’ association chief negotiator Bruce Meyer asking the union whether it will waive the threat of legal action and tell MLB to announce a spring training report date and a regular-season schedule.These were just the latest escalating volleys in a sport viewing disagreement over starting the season as a preliminary battle ahead of bargaining to replace the labor contract that expires on Dec. 1, 2021.In other baseball news:— Major League Baseball has delayed the start of the new international signings period from July 2 until Jan. 15, a move that will cause teams to push back deals of 16- and 17-year-old Latin American prospects. MLB says the current signings year, scheduled to end Monday, had been extended until Oct. 15. There has been a transaction freeze since March 28, and any agreements between the end of the freeze and Oct. 15 will count for the 2019-20 signings year. No international amateurs can be signed from Oct. 15 until the new period opens on Jan. 15. — Iowa’s athletic department has reported two positive COVID-19 tests during the second week of its return-to-campus protocol. The school has not disclosed whether it was athletes, coaches or staff members who tested positive. In the two weeks since Iowa began testing, there have been three positives and 343 negatives. According to an Associated Press count, at least 45 athletes, coaches or staff members at a total of 17 schools have tested positive in June.— A football player at West Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said Monday on the first day of voluntary workouts. The school’s athletic department said in a statement that contact tracing identified other football players who could have been exposed to the athlete. Both the player who tested positive and the others he may have been in contact with will isolate themselves for 14 days, the statement said.FIFA-TAKING A KNEEFIFA urges ‘tolerance’ after Trump’s anthem kneeling rebukeFIFA has appealed for “tolerance, mutual respect and common sense” after President Donald Trump denounced the annulment of a policy that required soccer players to stand during the national anthem. Trump tweeted Saturday that “I won’t be watching much anymore!” Trump retweeted a tweet by Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (gaytz) who wrote: “I’d rather the US not have a soccer team than have a soccer team that won’t stand for the National Anthem.”It was United States captain Megan Rapinoe kneeling in support of Colin Kaepernick that led to the U.S. Soccer Federation adopting the rule in 2017.AMERICA PROTESTS-COLLEGE SPORTSGundy’s OAN support angers star Oklahoma St RB Chuba HubbardUNDATED (AP) — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard said on Twitter that he won’t do anything with the program until there is change after coach Mike Gundy was photographed wearing a t-shirt representing far-right online publication One America News Network. Doyle was accused by former players of mistreating African American players. Offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, son of head coach Kirk Ferentz, and assistant defensive coordinator Seth Wallace also have been alleged to have made inappropriate comments to players.The university says a law firm has been hired to conduct an independent review of the football program.DURANT-PHILADELPHIA UNIONNBA’s Durant now part-owner of MLS teamPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union. June 16, 2020 Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last week that he received a call from another team about Kaepernick. Carroll and the Seahawks brought in Kaepernick for a workout in 2017 and had another planned in 2018 before it was canceled.Goodell set up a tryout for Kaepernick in Atlanta last year for scouts of all 32 teams to attend, but it unraveled at the last moment due to lack of media access and what Kaepernick’s representatives saw as an unusual liability waiver.In other NFL news:— Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon criticized the timing of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s assertion that “black lives matter” to the league, saying the message should have been delivered long ago. Speaking in a video conference call with the Baltimore media, Judon said Goodell’s comments on June 5 were long overdue. Judon said Goodell should have addressed the issue when he was named commissioner and when he was re-elected to the post. Judon said the Ravens are discussing the best way to protest racism when they start playing the 2020 season.— The San Francisco 49ers have rewarded coach Kyle Shanahan with a new six-year contract after he took the team to the Super Bowl in his third season at the helm. The Niners are replacing the three years remaining on Shanahan’s original six-year contract signed in 2017 to keep him under contract through 2025. ESPN first reported the new extension. WNBA SEASON STARTWNBA plans 22-game seasonNEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA has announced plans to play an abbreviated 22-game season in Florida beginning in late July.The league is still finalizing a partnership with IMG Academy in Bradenton to play the games at the facility and possibly others nearby. Players would be housed at IMG and teams would hold training camps there as well. The games would be played with no fans in attendance.The WNBA would use its regular playoff format, with the top eight teams making the postseason and the first two rounds being single-elimination. The top two seeds would have byes until the semifinals. The postseason would end in early October. — New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins is joining CNN as a contributor focusing on racial and social justice. Jenkins says he believes he can “be a voice for other athlete activists and those who have dedicated their lives” to promoting equality through legislation and other reforms. Jenkins is an 11-year NFL veteran out of Ohio State who has won Super Bowls with both New Orleans and the Philadelphia Eagles. Jenkins says his motivation to join CNN stems from his experience addressing inequalities in criminal justice and educational systems affecting members of “marginalized communities.”VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFLCowboys star Elliott tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — The agent for Ezekiel Elliott says the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys has tested positive for the coronavirus.Rocky Arceneaux tells the NFL Network Elliott is feeling OK and recovering. University officials said in a statement Burke had been diagnosed with amyloidosis, an ailment caused by the build-up of abnormal protein which prevents the body’s organs from functioning properly.Burke served as athletic director from 1993-2016. He spent the last four years working closely with university president Mitch Daniels. Burke presided over one of the school’s most successful eras — national championships in women’s basketball and women’s golf, three straight Big Ten men’s basketball titles in the mid-1990s and the 2000 Rose Bowl trip. NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association intends to hold the U.S. Open in New York starting in August without spectators if it gets governmental support. A formal announcement could come this week.The operational plan to hold the event amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic includes no spectators, limited player entourages, centralized housing, increased cleaning at the tournament grounds in Flushing Meadows and testing for COVID-19.Also part of the plan: There would be no qualifying for singles, and the Cincinnati tournament that is scheduled for earlier in August would move to New York ahead of the U.S. Open.If played, the U.S. Open would be the second of three Grand Slam events this year.NASCAR-ALL-STAR RACE-FANS Associated Press The Bundesliga resumed last month and the Premier League’s 100-day shutdown ends on Wednesday, with fans prohibited from stadiums in Germany and England.The Qatar World Cup does not start until November 2022. The 40,000-capacity Education City stadium is the third venue to be completed.In other virus-related sports news:— The Champions League final is heading to Lisbon. UEFA plans an Aug. 23 final to cap seven broadcast nights in a 12-day span of elite European teams playing knockout soccer. UEFA’s widely reported wish for an eight-team knockout bracket in two empty stadiums in Portugal’s capital has been confirmed by broadcaster Sky Italia. UEFA’s executive committee must agree on the plan on Wednesday. It’s rescheduling international soccer for Europe’s clubs and national teams after the coronavirus pandemic upended the calendar.— Michigan’s athletic department says football and basketball players are welcome back on campus starting this week if they choose to take part in voluntary strength and conditioning work. Michigan says its process for reopening the athletic campus includes a 14-day pre-report risk assessment and a six-day resocialization period to campus. The resocialization period includes COVID-19 and antibody testing. Players and staff will have daily screening before being admitted to facilities. People who test positive for COVID-19 will enter a defined quarantine protocol. NFL NEWSNFL commissioner Goodell encourages team to sign KaepernickUNDATED (AP) — Roger Goodell would like to see Colin Kaepernick back in the NFL this season.The NFL commissioner said during ESPN’s “The Return of Sports” special on Monday that he is encouraging teams to sign the 32-year old quarterback, who hasn’t played the past three seasons.Kaepernick was with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 when he kneeled during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Lawsuit seeks to prevent NCAA from limiting athletes’ incomeUNDATED (AP) — Attorneys have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA in federal court. It seeks to prevent the association from limiting the amount of money athletes can make off their names, images and likenesses.Arizona State swimmer Grant House and Oregon women’s basketball player Sedona Prince are the plaintiffs. The suit seeks class-action status.The legal challenge comes as the NCAA is the process of changing its rules to allow college athletes to earn money from third parties for things such as social media endorsements, sponsorship deals and personal appearances. NHL NEWS A person with direct knowledge of the diagnosis tells The Associated Press that Elliott had the positive test about a week ago and could be described as symptomatic.Only players who have been rehabilitating injuries have been allowed inside team facilities during the shutdown. That hasn’t included Elliott.VIRUS OUTBREAK-GOLFPGA Championship staying at Harding Park, but without fansFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — There were no fans at Colonial for the return of the PGA Tour. Now get ready for no fans at a major championship. A 36-game season that was supposed to start May 15 was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSQatar launches 3rd World Cup venue, flags virus precautionsUNDATED (AP) — The chief organizer of the 2022 Qatar World Cup says he is consulting with the English Premier League and Bundesliga to learn about how they are dealing with the coronavirus.Hassan Al-Thawadi’s comments underscore how sports are taking into account the potential for ongoing health precautions at events, if there is no vaccine for COVID-19. NASCAR wants 30,000 fans at All-Star race in TennesseeCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is set to allow up to 30,000 fans at the track in Bristol next month when it moves the All-Star race out of Charlotte Motor Speedway for just the second time in the history of the race.If the expected attendance count holds, NASCAR would open to the largest gathering of sports fans in the United States in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic __ all while numbers in some states continue to spike.NASCAR is set to brush off those concerns and open the gates in Tennessee. Bristol holds about 146,000 fans.The recent spike of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina sparked the move to Bristol Motor Speedway. The race will remain on the July 15 date with a 7 p.m. start time. TOKYO DELAYTokyo Olympic board member would support another delayTOKYO (AP) — An executive board member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says another delay should be sought if the games can’t be held next year.The Tokyo Olympics were to be held this year but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The suggestion comes from Haruyuki Takahashi in an interview with the Japanese sports newspaper Nikkan Sports. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBManfred says there might not be an MLB seasonNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there may be no major league games this year after a breakdown in talks between teams and the players’ union on how to split up money in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Gundy is seen in a photograph on Twitter wearing the t-shirt with the letters OAN. The conservative publication is a strong advocate for President Donald Trump.Hubbard, who usually doesn’t Tweet much, has been more active lately since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd. He has been supportive of protests around the world, especially of those in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, near his hometown.Elsewhere:— The Big Ten has created a voter registration initiative to go along with its Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition. The conference hopes its 14 schools and thousands of student-athletes can leverage their platform to spur social change. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren says he hopes the nonpartisan program will encourage student-athletes to become part of the electoral process. It will include participants from each Big Ten school with monthly programming, beginning in July and ending with the general election in November.NCAA-COMPENSATING ATHLETES Vegas Golden Knights sign Reaves to $3.5M, 2-year extensionLAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have signed tough guy Ryan Reaves to a two-year contract extension worth $3.5 million.He’ll count $1.75 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons. Reaves announced the new deal in a video on the Golden Knights’ Twitter page.“There’s two things I haven’t accomplished: No. 1 haven’t won a Stanley Cup, No. 2 haven’t won a scoring title,” Reaves said. “Now, I can win a Stanley Cup this year. I can do it. Can’t win the scoring title. Can’t do it. Just missed it by a couple points.”The 33-year-old from Winnipeg had eight goals and seven assists for 15 points — 95 short of Leon Draisaitl’s league-leading 110. Reaves did lead the NHL with 316 hits in 71 games this season. The 10-time NBA All-Star has a 5% ownership stake, with an option for 5% more in the near future.The Union will partner with Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures, a firm he runs with sports executive Rich Kleiman, to grow the team’s profile and community outreach through the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.OBIT-PURDUE-BURKEBoilermakers’ longest-tenured AD, Morgan Burke, dies at 68WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Morgan Burke, the longest serving athletic director in Purdue history, died at his home Monday after battling a rare disease for the last year. He was 68.last_img read more

Lessons to be learned from Hernandez

first_imgYesterday, a young life was taken in a Massachusetts court room. This isn’t an obituary, though it could be considered as one because it involves two human beings who are or will no longer be with us.But first, let’s rewind a little to over three years ago when former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez nearly helped lead his team to a perfect season and a victory in Super Bowl 46 before Eli Manning and David Tyree’s helmet catch spoiled his and the Patriot’s parade.At the age of 22, Hernandez not only caught a touchdown, but led the team in receptions on the world’s greatest stage, which just goes to show what a bright future he had in professional football.The Patriots sure did believe that this would be the case, as later that summer, they locked up Hernandez long-term when he signed a five-year, $40 million contract.Fast forward three years later, and Hernandez is, indeed, locked up; that’s for sure. Except, it’s behind bars, where he will regrettably spend the rest of his life.The former Patriots star, who once milked a lucrative pro-football contract, was slapped in the face by reality on Wednesday when his fate was revealed by jurors.After more than 30 hours of deliberating, the jury found Hernandez guilty of the first-degree murder of one-time friend Odin Lloyd and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.At the age of just 25, Hernandez’s life is basically over. He was convicted of taking another human being’s life, and the price he will pay is his very own.Now that justice has been served, he will almost certainly never see the football field, where he once made a living, ever again.That is unless some type of Longest Yard underground prison football league exists, but I think Bert Reynolds already knew that he was pushing it in the 2005 remake of the film.The closest Hernandez will ever get to football again will be the sounds of game days at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, which he would likely be able to hear from the yard of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Cedar Junction at Walpole if he’s still serving his sentence there when the 2015 season starts.The maximum security prison where Hernandez will begin his sentence is ironically only a few miles and a short drive away from the stadium.Without a doubt, there’s a tremendous lesson to be learned from what has transpired with Hernandez, especially for student athletes.If there’s one thing to learn, it’s to surround oneself with solid, capable people.That may have been difficult for Hernandez, who as a member of the Florida Gators football team from 2007 to 2009, was surrounded with players who had been in trouble with the law.According to a New York Times piece from 2013, the 2008 Gators team that would go on to win the BCS National Championship under the direction of former head coach Urban Meyer listed a roster of 121 players, 41 of which had been arrested at some point during or after college.I’m not implying that there is a direct correlation between this substantial number of arrested players and the trouble Hernandez got himself into; I mean, Tim Tebow and Cam Newton were also members of that team. But, it just goes to show the importance of hanging out with the right people starting at an early age.Circling back home, not all USC players have been perfect citizens with the law either, though the numbers are significantly less.In January 2013, former redshirt freshman tight end Junior Pomee was arrested and charged with multiple felonies, though they were later dismissed by a judge. He was dismissed from the team by         then-head coach Lane Kiffin.About a year later, former Trojans wide receiver Victor Blackwell was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, and most recently in January, redshirt freshman linebacker Don Hill was arrested for DUI in Idaho.I understand that sometimes, things happen, especially as college students, and in no way, shape or form am I comparing any of these athletes for the morally unacceptable actions that Hernandez was convicted of committing.It would be such a shame, however, to see any student athlete throw away all of their talent and everything they have worked to accomplish because the sad truth is that a lot of very gifted people do get caught up with the wrong crowd and end up perpetrating actions that are out of their normal character.There’s always the argument that something of this magnitude would never happen to me, but the thing is, anyone could have been in the shoes of either Hernandez or Lloyd.Would you have ever expected to see OJ Simpson, a former Heisman trophy winner, or Ryan Leaf, a former No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, behind bars? It’s really hard to see someone you once looked up to be handcuffed and taken away by authorities, but that’s reality of our justice systems and it teaches us all, athletes or not, that there are consequences for our actions.For Hernandez, however, it’s a timeout that he almost surely won’t be able to escape from.At a time, he had the world at his fingertips with an extremely promising future, but instead of visiting the White House with the 2015 Super Bowl champion Patriots and seeing fans wear jerseys with his name on the back, it looks like he will be signing autographs behind bars as inmate number W106228 for the rest of his life.Darian Nourian is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” runs Thursdays.last_img read more

COLUMN: Trojans have found identity

first_imgNine games into the 2015 college football season, and it appears the Trojans finally have an identity.Though not quite at the level of Stanford or Alabama yet, USC is finally back on the road to playing power football. The win over Arizona was significant for a wide array of reasons: the Trojans showed resilience after going down by 14, they won their third straight game for the first time this year, and most importantly, their performance offered a blueprint for the future success of the program.It is still too early to say whether or not head coach Clay Helton should have his interim tag removed, but one thing is for certain, the players fight for him. Earlier this season, if the Trojans had fallen into a 14-0 hole, I don’t think they would have responded favorably. On Saturday night, they rallied behind their coach; flying to the ball on defense and attacking Arizona defenders on offense.Helton is still learning — his use of timeouts and love for the outside bubble screen leave a lot to be desired — but he motivates his players, which means a lot. Sometimes, when you have a team as talented as the Trojans are, the only thing you need to win is for your players to play hard. I think that was the case Saturday night.The win means a lot for the Trojans as the momentum builds going into the Colorado game. If they can avoid the trap game on a sleepy Friday night in Boulder, USC will be playing for real stakes deep into November. Though it isn’t the season many fans envisioned at the outset of the year, the team is in a much better position than even the most optimistic fan could have reasonably predicted after the loss to Notre Dame.More important than this season, though, is the future of the Trojans program. While the glitz and glamour of the spread offense is alluring, it is very clear that the power run game is still lethally effective when employed correctly. USC doesn’t have all the assets in place, and hasn’t faced the most physical of defensive lines the last few weeks, but they have the makings for a potent recipe for success moving forward.Saturday night demonstrated the multitude of benefits associated with a clock dominating, power running game. When JuJu Smith-Schuster left the game in the third quarter, the team had no choice but to put the ball in the hands of running backs Justin Davis and Ronald Jones. They were rewarded with a mix of power and speed, carving the Wildcats’ defense up.Much like Chauncey Washington did many years ago, and Silas Redd did more recently,  Davis and Jones acted as closers in the fourth quarter. They were able to effectively shorten the game by taking a powerful Wildcat offense off the field for long periods of time in the late third and fourth quarter.Jones, who is a true freshman, has the kind of acceleration the Trojans haven’t seen since Reggie Bush. While he is not in that rarified air yet, his career has the potential to be something truly special. His penchant for minor injuries that lead to him limping each week is a slight cause for concern, but they haven’t really affected his performance, so hopefully that trend continues.Davis has finally put together a string of performances that resembles the immense potential he flashed freshman year before getting hurt. He doesn’t run so much as glide, and when there is a crease he is excellent at turning it into something extra.Neither of these guys fit the bruising mold, but having a Lendale White isn’t necessary when the team has a powerful and large offensive line. Having a center with a lower center of gravity has done wonders for the Trojans’ run game, and maybe Khaliel Rodgers has played himself into a permanent role when all is said and done this season.USC doesn’t need to be Arkansas. They can still involve their dynamic athletes, like they did tonight with Smith-Schuster and Adoree’ Jackson. This just makes them more explosive and hard to defend, but I honestly believe the team will be more successful over the next five to 10 years if they become the bully again. The best years of the Caroll era had excellent receivers and tight ends who put up great statistics, but the core of the team was five offensive lineman who played professionally, a veteran quarterback who was accurate and didn’t make mistakes and phenomenal running backs.That is a recipe for success when the talent is there. Just look at Alabama or Stanford. Both of those teams are consistently in the hunt. USC can recruit more talented guys than Stanford and beat them at their own game, and ascend to the ranks of Alabama, LSU and Michigan State.It seems the most successful people and groups go left when everyone else is going right. College football is transitioning the spread, so maybe USC should go back to its roots to find its identity. Saturday night was definitely a step in the right direction.Jake Davidson is a junior majoring in accounting. His column, “Davidson’s Direction,” runs Mondays.last_img read more

O’Brien continues spectacular start to training career

first_imgThe first of a seven race card in Navan gets underway at 1.55pm with the action in Limerick beginning at 6 o’clock. The 23-year-old was in the winners’ enclosure again when Oh Me, Oh My won the opening BBQ Evening At Clonmel Races Maiden Hurdle under Kildare jockey Jody McGarvey. Locally owned by James Coleman, the winner was returned a 4-1 shot and came home with two and a half lengths to spare. There are two Irish meetings today.last_img

Amiens SC re-sign Nicholas Opoku on loan from Udinese

first_imgAmiens SC has confirmed that they have re-signed Ghana international Nicholas Opoku for a season-long loan from the Italian side, Udinese. The defender has been with the Italian club since the summer of 2018 when he joined from Tunisian side Club Africain.The 23-year-old will return to Les Licornes after an international 6-month loan spell, despite the club’s relegation to the Ligue 2.The central defender played just seven games for Amiens in the 2019/2020 season and will be hoping to get more game time under Luka Elsner.A medical is imminent – it is unclear whether or not ASC will have an option to buy the player included in the contract.last_img read more

Buehler and Baez fumble away leads as Dodgers get swept by Cardinals in four-game series

first_imgPreviousCardinals relief pitcher Andrew Miller, right, celebrates with catcher Matt Wieters after the Cardinals completed a four-game series sweep of the Dodgers on Thursday at Busch Stadium in St Louis. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)St. Louis Cardinals’ Kolten Wong, right, is safe at second for a stolen base as the ball gets away from Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong slides but is unable to catch a foul ball by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez swings for a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters watch a sacrifice fly by Turner to score Joc Pederson during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST LOUIS, MO – APRIL 11: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by teammates after driving in a run on a sacrifice fly during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on April 11, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez points his bat in the direction of a television camera after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez (14) is congratulated by teammate David Freese, center, after hitting a two-run home run as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters, right, stands by during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez drops his bat as he watches his two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)St. Louis Cardinals’ Harrison Bader (48) scores on a wild pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler as Buehler covers home during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST LOUIS, MO – APRIL 11: Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with third base coach Dino Ebel #12 after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on April 11, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Walker Buehler (21) is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Dodgers’ David Freese celebrates at first base after his RBI single during the third inning of Thursday’s game against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St Louis. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)St. Louis Cardinals’ Paul DeJong (12) is safe at second as the ball gets past Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Enrique Hernandez during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)St. Louis Cardinals’ Jose Martinez celebrates after hitting an RBI double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Cardinals relief pitcher Andrew Miller, right, celebrates with catcher Matt Wieters after the Cardinals completed a four-game series sweep of the Dodgers on Thursday at Busch Stadium in St Louis. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)St. Louis Cardinals’ Kolten Wong, right, is safe at second for a stolen base as the ball gets away from Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)NextShow Caption1 of 18St. Louis Cardinals’ Kolten Wong, right, is safe at second for a stolen base as the ball gets away from Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 11, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ExpandST. LOUIS — Riding a strong tailwind provided by 84 runs in 10 games when they blew into St. Louis, the Dodgers faced a more difficult flight home four days later.Stagnant for three games, that offense briefly came back to life Thursday afternoon but the Dodgers’ pitching collapsed in an 11-7 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.After winning eight of their first 10 games, the Dodgers were swept by the Cardinals in the four-game series.“We just didn’t pitch well today. Didn’t play well,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I thought we swung the bats well, put ourselves in position to win a game. Didn’t play well defensively. This was the first game where I felt on the pitching side, really across the board, the defensive side, we just didn’t play well.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies But that was the last highlight of the day for the Dodgers. They had just two more hits after the third inning (a leadoff single by Max Muncy in the fifth and a two-out single by Justin Turner in the ninth). A relay of Cardinals relievers retired 16 of the 19 Dodgers batters they faced, eight on strikeouts.Baez replaced Buehler in the fifth and coughed up the lead by letting five of the first six batters he faced reach base – three consecutive singles, the second bases-loaded hit batter (Harrison Bader both times) and a two-run single by Matt Wieters. Another run scored on an error by Muncy, playing second base.Things were only marginally better when Yimi Garcia took over in the sixth. He walked the first batter he faced, Paul De Jong, and gave up an RBI double to Jose Martinez. Martinez went to third on another wild pitch and trotted home when Gale’s rushed throw sailed into left field.“Our offense did what we needed to do and I didn’t when I was on the mound,” Buehler said.He wasn’t alone. In the four-game sweep by the Cardinals, Dodgers pitchers allowed 26 runs on 31 hits, including 13 for extra bases (eight doubles, a triple and four home runs). Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Buehler had the lead back by the time he left after four innings and 85 pitches. It was the third time in the past six games that the Dodgers starter didn’t make it to the fifth inning. Only one starter threw a pitch in a sixth inning on this seven-game trip – Kenta Maeda on Wednesday.“To be quite honest, it’s certainly not ideal,” Roberts said. “And it’s something you can’t sustain and that’s not the way we kind of model it. But we’ve still got to find a way to get outs and win a baseball game.”Buehler’s sophomore season has certainly not started out in ideal fashion. After being “slow-played” during spring training and pitching in a game just once, Buehler has opened the season with an 8.25 ERA after three starts. In 23 starts as a rookie, he allowed more than two runs just four times. He has given up five in two of his three starts this season.The connection seems obvious between the delayed spring training and an inconsistent start during which Buehler’s innings have varied wildly – he retired the side in the first and fourth innings with three strikeouts Thursday, gave up five innings in the second and third.“It’s hard not to say that had something to do with it,” Buehler said. “At the same time, I’m a starter in the major leagues. I can’t let that kind of stuff really affect it and I think it shouldn’t. I feel good enough that I should be having success. That really just boils down to me making pitches and I’m not doing that right now.“I’m not commanding the fastball the way I need to to be successful. I think it really boils down to that. Any reasoning or causes is bullcrap at some point. It’s me not making the pitches. I should be able to do that my first outing in the spring. This being my third start of the season it’s just not good enough.”Baez had a full spring training. But he is part of a bullpen that has had to hit the ground running in the regular season thanks to the short starts and a schedule that gives the Dodgers just one off day in the first 26 days of the season.A four-run third inning capped by Kiké Hernandez’s two-run home run gave the Dodgers a 7-4 lead.Related Articles The Dodgers’ offense did build multi-run leads twice – 3-0 after the top of the second inning and 7-4 in the third – but Walker Buehler let the first one get away and Pedro Baez made the second one disappear.Buehler’s lead was partly of his own making. He hit a solo home run in the top of the second, his first extra-base hit as a professional (majors or minors).Suddenly being a slugger didn’t help his pitching.In the bottom of the second, the first four Cardinal batters reached base on back-to-back singles, a walk to load the bases and a hit batter to force in a run.A sacrifice fly brought in another run and a sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third with two outs. Both of them came in to score on a wild pitch that caromed away from catcher Rocky Gale (making his first major-league start since Oct. 1, 2017 with the Padres).last_img read more

Facts of the Bubba Wallace noose case show it wasn’t a hoax, and the NASCAR driver is not to blame

first_img“One of our employees alerted us (Monday) morning that, without knowing the detail of the incident, he recalled seeing a tied handle in the garage pull-down rope from last fall,” the statement read in part. “We immediately alerted NASCAR and have assisted with the investigation in every way possible.”In a further investigation, NASCAR was able to determine that the noose was tied at some point during its fall 2019 race weekend at Talladega in October. However, “given the garage access policies and procedures at the time” last year, NASCAR was unable to determine who created the noose or why it was tied.”Our ultimate conclusions for this investigation is to ensure that this never happens again,” Phelps said. “That no one walks by a noose without recognizing the potential damage it can do. Moving forward, we will be conducting thorough sweeps of the garage area to ensure nothing like this happened again. And we are installing additional cameras in all of our garages.” Wallace’s anger is not directed at those who reported and escalated the presence of a noose in his Talladega Superspeedway garage stall Sunday, an incident both the FBI and NASCAR investigated and determined that no hate crime was committed against the sport’s only Black driver. The noose, formed at the bottom of a pull rope attached to the garage door, had been in place since as early as last fall, the FBI said.MORE: NASCAR releases a clear photo of the nooseInstead, Wallace’s anger is directed at those who are attacking his character.”You get backlash every day,” Wallace said on CNN hours after the FBI and NASCAR announced the findings of their investigation. “I’m used to it. It stings a little bit worse when they’re trying to test your character … and try to take something away from me that’s false.”But the backlash will always be there. It doesn’t matter if we provide 100 percent facts and evidence, photo evidence. People are going to Photoshop it to make me look like the bad person. At the end of the day, I will always have haters. I will always have the motivators to go out there and to try to dethrone me from the pedestal that I am on.”That chat with Don Lemon on CNN was the first in what would become a chain of nationally broadcast interviews Wallace gave through Wednesday. Despite the driver’s repetition of the facts that explain why and how he was dragged into a hate crime-related controversy that was not what it appeared to be, many are still calling the incident a hoax and assigning blame to Wallace.Below are some of the messages of pushback Wallace is receiving, and why they are so dangerously misguided.MORE: NASCAR’s complete explanation of noose case”The noose in Bubba Wallace’s garage was a hoax.”As the FBI and NASCAR confirmed in their statements Tuesday, a noose was in fact discovered in Wallace’s Talladega garage stall Sunday ahead of the weather-postponed Geico 500.From NASCAR: “The FBI has completed its investigation at Talladega Superspeedway and determined that Bubba Wallace was not the target of a hate crime. The FBI report concludes, and photographic evidence confirms, that the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned there since as early as last fall. This was obviously well before the 43 team’s arrival and garage assignment.”From the FBI: “On Monday, fifteen FBI special agents conducted numerous interviews regarding the situation at Talladega Superspeedway. After a thorough review of the facts and evidence surrounding this event, we have concluded that no federal crime was committed. The FBI learned that garage number 4, where the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace last week. The investigation also revealed evidence, including authentic video confirmed by NASCAR, that the noose found in garage number 4 was in that garage as early as October 2019. Although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.”Wallace on Wednesday’s episode of the “Dan Patrick Show” said an African-American crew member on his No. 43 team was the one who discovered the noose. Soon after, the crew member reported the noose to crew chief Jerry Baxter, who informed NASCAR.“The last race we had had there in October, that noose was present, and the fact that it was not found until a member of the 43 team came there is something that is a fact,” NASCAR president Steve Phelps said during a conference call with media Tuesday. “We had not been back to the garage. It was a quick one‑day show (on Sunday).“The crew member went back in there. He looked and saw the noose, brought it to the attention of his crew chief, who then went to the NASCAR series director Jay Fabian, and we launched this investigation.”NASCAR noted Tuesday, and reiterated again Thursday, that the No. 43 team “had nothing to do with” the noose prior to its discovery.”(The crew member) was kind of outraged at how things were I guess concluded,” Wallace said. “He says, 100 percent, if he had seen it again, he would do it all over again and not hold back. He says in our section of the garage there were about 10 stalls. He said before he even said anything to our crew chief to report it, he walked up and down the garages to see if this was the same thing.”He said that every other garage pull had no knot. Just a single piece of rope. And the picture I got from what they had eventually cut down and turned it into the FBI, it was simply in fact a noose. … The FBI backed that up 100 percent.”Wallace on CNN cited a natural heightened sensitivity among all involved in the escalation of the noose finding Sunday given the circumstances. Almost two weeks after a Wallace-led push for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at all events and properties became successful, the race weekend at Talladega prompted protests from Confederate flag defenders, including a parade of trucks and motorcycles displaying the stars and bars outside the track on Saturday and a “Defund NASCAR” banner featuring the flag being flown by a plane over the track Sunday.Phelps on Thursday cited the same sensitivity and detailed NASCAR’s efforts to determine the uniqueness of the noose.”NASCAR conducted a thorough sweep of all the garage areas across the tracks where we race,” he explained. “So across those 29 tracks, and 1,684 garage stalls, we found only 11 total that had a pull-down rope tied into a knot. And only one noose — the one discovered Sunday in Bubba Wallace’s garage.”MORE: NASCAR ratings get a boost after Confederate flag ban”Bubba Wallace is to blame.”Wallace was not directly involved in the discovery and/or escalation of the noose in his garage stall at Talladega on Sunday.Wallace during the CNN interview Tuesday night explained he was simply sitting in his motor home at the track Sunday evening after the race had been postponed to Monday, preparing to go out to dinner with fellow drivers, when Phelps called and said the two needed to speak in person.Like all drivers, Wallace has specific orders to stay in his motor home while at the track as a coronavirus-related precaution. He has not been in a garage since NASCAR returned to live racing last month.Wallace said the look on Phelps’ face when the NASCAR president arrived at the driver’s motor home confirmed something was wrong.”I’m pissed. I’m mad because people are trying to test my character and the person that I am and my integrity.” – NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace on social media reaction to the conclusion of the FBI investigation into the noose found in his team’s garage https://t.co/YH4ynYqv64 pic.twitter.com/fB0m9Yj9FD— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) June 24, 2020″The conversation I had with Steve Phelps, and I’m speaking for him, I would say was probably one of the hardest things if not the hardest thing he’s ever had to tell somebody,” Wallace explained. “Tears rolling down his face. Choked up on every word that he was trying to say.”The evidence that he had brought to me, that a hate crime was committed. I immediately thought my family was in danger. … But it was in the garage stall, where our car was at. So I was kind of taken back and not really comprehending everything. But the way that I was communicating with him, and Steve was communicating to me that everything was going on, it was a testament to him and showed the character he has and how he’s representing the sport.”pic.twitter.com/zol88naj6D— Richard Petty Motorsports (@RPMotorsports) June 23, 2020Added Wallace on the “Dan Patrick Show” regarding his reaction: “I told (the FBI during the investigation that) I questioned my crew chief and my crew member to make sure we were not jumping the gun, and they said absolutely they did the right thing. And if you’ve seen the pictures, you would back them up 100 percent.”Wallace has said on multiple occasions he is relieved to learn a hate crime was not committed against him.”But it’s still frustrating to know that people are always going to test you and always just going to try to debunk you,” he said Wednesday on NBC’s “Today.”pic.twitter.com/5noPid5zqO— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 24, 2020MORE: Mike Skinner’s son said Bubba Wallace should’ve been dragged ‘around the pits’ with noose”It was not a noose.”The FBI in its conclusive statement Tuesday defined the tied garage door pull string in question as a “noose” and explicitly mentioned the word multiple times in its release.According to Wallace, the FBI told him it was “not a functioning noose,” but in fact a noose. Phelps on Thursday could not confirm whether the noose was functional.Photo of the garage pull rope tied like a noose from the Bubba Wallace garage Sunday: #nascar @NASCARONFOX pic.twitter.com/IrsQ1PUbci— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 25, 2020Full statement from FBI: #nascar ⁦@NASCARONFOX⁩ pic.twitter.com/wJY14YDGDK— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 23, 2020″I’ve been racing all my life,” Wallace said on CNN. “We’ve raced out of hundreds of garages that never had garage pulls like that. So people that want to call it a garage pull and put out all the videos and photos of knots being their evidence, go ahead.”The FBI has stated it was a noose over and over again. NASCAR leadership has stated that it was a noose. I can confirm that I actually got evidence of what was hanging in my garage over my car, around my pit crew guys, to confirm that it was a noose. Never seen anything like it.”I talked to my crew chief about it. I wanted to make sure we weren’t jumping the gun. I said, ‘This isn’t a knot, this isn’t just a regular old whatchacallit.’ He’s like, ‘Bubba, this isn’t something that can be done within a second of just tying a knot and being on the way. This is something that took time.'”It was a noose. Whether it was tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose. It wasn’t directed at me, but somebody tied a noose.”Added Phelps regarding NASCAR’s decision to contact the FBI: “To be clear, we would do this again. Of the evidence that we had, it was clear that we needed to look into this.”Bubba Wallace rope pictureNASCAR on Thursday released a photo of the noose. The picture was taken by NASCAR security during the investigation. Bubba Wallace is, in his own words, “pissed off.”And he should be. The 26-year-old NASCAR Cup Series driver admitted ina CNN interview he was spending too much time on social media, where strangers were blaming him for what was a misunderstanding on the part of his own Richard Petty Motorsports race team and NASCAR. Noose in No. 4 garage stall at Talladega https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e8/71/noose-talladega-062520-nascar-ftrjpg_r8zhyhuly5l91fichdkou7f6e.jpg?t=-329583022&w=500&quality=80For reference, below is a before-and-after photo of the rope in question. The picture, shared by The Athletic’s Jeff Gluck on Tuesday, shows what was left of the rope after the noose had been cut off amid the investigation.Apologies for not knowing who originally created this image, but it has been making the rounds on Twitter and turned out to be correct. You can see in the left photo the rope was in noose form — apparently as a handle — last year and then cut for evidence Sunday. pic.twitter.com/MIrtF3uqtN— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) June 23, 2020Soon after the FBI and NASCAR concluded a hate crime had not been committed against Wallace because the noose had been in place since at least last fall, Wood Brothers Racing, the team that owns the No. 21 car (then driven by Paul Menard) that occupied the same garage stall in November of last year, released a statement confirming its role in the investigation. (NASCAR)last_img read more

Stroke survivors tee off in Bath and North East Somerset

first_img Jamie Blair, England Golf Disability Manager, said: “It is great to see the partnership with the Stroke Association develop across the South West and to see the positive approach Farrington Park Golf Club is taking to engaging with their local community Liz Jeggo, Communication Support Coordinator at the Stroke Association, said: “More people than ever before are surviving a stroke. But many stroke survivors tell us that after all the effort to save their lives they then feel isolated when they return home.  For further information about the programme, please contact Liz Jeggo on 07717 275792 or [email protected], or Philippa Gordon on 07515 596736 or [email protected] Grandfather of two, Stuart Ashman, 64 from Chew Magna had a stroke in April 2016. The stroke left Stuart with weakness down the right side of his body and a communication difficulty called aphasia.  “Golf can offer a huge range of health and social benefits to stroke survivors. I hope that by working with the golf club and local stroke groups we can continue a strong partnership to bring the benefits of the game to more people in Bath and North East Somerset.” The Stroke Association in Bath and North East Somerset has teamed up with England Golf to provide golf courses for stroke survivors in the area. The Get into golf five week course begins on Tuesday 19 September at Farrington Park Golf Club. At the weekly sessions, eight stroke survivors and support volunteers will have access to an hour’s coaching session on the driving range and putting green. 12 Sep 2017 Stroke survivors tee off in Bath and North East Somerset “The golf course provides an opportunity for stroke survivors to meet others who are also experiencing a life after stroke, benefit from exercise, build their confidence, communicate together and enjoy learning new skills.   Stuart said: “The Stroke Association have been great! I’m looking forward to playing golf again!” “We’re extremely grateful to the team at Farrington Park Golf Club who have been incredibly supportive throughout the course. We would encourage stroke survivors across Bath and North East Somerset to get in touch should they like to get involved in any future sessions.” Tags: disability. inclusive, Get into golflast_img read more

Pons gets vindication in UST win after futile showing against Ateneo

first_imgAttitude key to Nietes’ success, longevity, says trainer Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery After Rondina tied the third set at 23-23, Pons immediately countered with an off-the-block kill and sent FEU to the 24-23 match point before teammate Czarina Grace Carandang ended UST with a service ace.Pons said the victory against UST, the second winningest school in UAAP women’s volleyball history with 15 titles, was a big morale boost not just for her but for the whole team.“This win was a big factor in boosting our morale,” said Pons whose school has won 29 women’s titles. “We played really bad against Ateneo and we told ourselves that we had to win this one against UST because we really had to get our confidence back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I knew that I had more errors in our first game than I had points, that was my worst game of the season,” said Pons in Filipino. “I can’t afford to play like that again, it was really bad, and we had a lot of errors.”FEU had 26 errors against Ateneo, slightly more than the 23 the Lady Tamaraws had against UST, but it was a big plus for Pons, who outmatched her personal rival Cherry Rondina by four points.“I told myself, that would be my last bad game,” said Pons.Pons also came through in crunch time against a Tigresses squad desperate to get back on track.READ: FEU didn’t show its real game in Ateneo loss, says Pons ADVERTISEMENT After a crucial loss, Bernadeth Pons got her vindication against Far Eastern University’s all-time rival.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In the Lady Tamaraws’ shock three-set defeat to Ateneo last week, Pons was held to just five measly points after averaging 18.67 points a game in the first round of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.It came like a wake-up call for Pons and vowed to a better player in the Lady Tamaraws’ next game as the elimination round enters a crucial stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkShe found retribution  when she led FEU to a 25-21, 25-21, 25-23 win over University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday where she finished with 15 points.READ: UAAP Volleyball: Ateneo recovers, stops FEU’s winning run Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Cop charged for causing death by dangerous driving

first_imgA Police Officer attached to Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown, was on Wednesday charged with causing death by dangerous driving.Corporal Errol Rowney, 28, of Lot 17 William Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was placed on $500,000 bail when he appeared at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court.During his court appearance on Wednesday, Prosecutor Rochelle Mars told the court that the accident occurred on May 20, 2017, at Number 28 Village, West Coast Berbice.She said Rowney was driving motor car bearing registration plate number PTT 2200 and at about 17:40h, he collided with motor car PSS 1675 being driven by Errol Nicholson; a 56-year-old businessman of Number 28 Village.Nicholson received injuries and was hospitalised and subsequently died.However, the Cop denied the charge. The case will continue on July 5 before Magistrate Rhondel Weaver.Rowney was represented by Attorney Tejnarine Ramroop.last_img read more

Police burn $147M worth of ganja

first_imgThe Police Narcotics Branch on Wednesday burnt 294.2 kilograms of ganja that were confiscated over a two-year period (2015 and 2016).The huge quantity of marijuana, which had an estimated street value of $147 million, was destroyed at the incinerator at Princes Street, GeorgetownA quantity of marijuana was seized following raids conducted by the Narcotics Branch, while another quantity was collected from several court cases.The huge quantity of marijuana, which had an estimated street value of $147 million, was destroyed at the incinerator at Princes Street, Georgetown. This activity is done on an annual basis by the Guyana Police Force. A similar exercise is planned for Friday at the same location.The destruction which started at 11:30h, and lasted for more than an hour, was witnessed by representatives from the Georgetown Mayor and City Council, the Public Security Ministry, the Guyana Fire Service, the Guyana National Bureau of Standards and the media.The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on a yearly basis would also destroy cocaine and marijuana seized during operations.In August of 2014, the drug enforcement agency destroyed over two tonnes of cocaine and marijuana, with an estimated worth of over US$30 million.The cocaine and marijuana that were destroyed were part of an accumulation of drugs seized over between 2013 and 2014. The illegal drugs were released to CANU following the conclusion of the court cases. Approximately 730 kilos and 1970 kilos of marijuana were destroyed by the agency.last_img read more

Huskies improve to 4-3 after road win over Grande Prairie

first_imgBut this lead would not last for the Huskies as the Kings managed to score two more goals, making it tied at 4-4.Then with 2:12 left in the period, Jared Loewen scored unassisted to put the Huskies back in the lead, where they would remain to win the game 5-4.The Huskies will be on home ice at the North Peace Arena this Wednesday for their Breast Cancer Awareness game as they host the Junior Canucks. Game time is 8 p.m. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Fort St. John Huskies were successful with their game against the JDA Kings in Grande Prairie on Sunday.Just past the halfway mark of the first period, the Kings made it 1-0 against the Huskies.In the second frame, Huskies’ forward Nolan Legace scored assisted by Matthew Apsassin and Dawson Phillips, making the score tied at one apiece.- Advertisement -Then, with 36 seconds left in the period, Aiden Craig-Steele shot the puck into the Kings net on a feed from Legace, making it 2-1 for the Pups at the end of the second.In period three, Cooper Willms scored just 22 seconds in with help from Cody Brodhagen and Aiden Craig-Steele, making it 3-1.Though the Kings tried to even things up with a goal of their own, Willms added his second of the game after getting set up by Jared Winkle and Jared Loewen.Advertisementlast_img read more

Computer cable clutter can be reduced

first_imgI connected a fast hard drive to the Belkin hub, and was able to transfer a 430 megabyte folder of music files to my dongle-equipped computer, 3 feet away, in 94 seconds. It was only a little slower at 30 feet, but at that range, the hub and dongle really needed to be in sight of each other, otherwise the connection was lost. At closer ranges, a line of sight was not necessary, and the signal was able to penetrate a desk. How does this compare to the alternatives? Using a USB cable, the same folder transferred in 23 seconds, four times faster, so UWB still can’t match a fixed connection. But it beat Wi-Fi of the latest, fastest flavor (“draft-N”), which took 160 seconds. It was also nice to be able to plug USB peripherals into the hub and have them be recognized instantly. Wi-Fi just isn’t designed for that. The real disaster of the test was the Iogear Wireless USB Hub and Adapter. After a relatively lengthy installation process, the complicated software proved unreliable. When I moved the computer out of range from the hub, I lost the connection, and wasn’t able to re-establish it at all. Iogear says it’s bringing out new drivers that should help the situation. Before the dongle dropped the signal, I found the transfer speeds to be comparable to Wi-Fi. That’s pretty galling, considering Iogear’s packaging proclaims the hub to transfer at “up to 480 Mbps,” or as fast as a USB 2.0 cable. That’s a long-term goal of the industry, and obviously not something current products are capable of.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – The back of a computer tends to be a messy, messy place, with cables snaking like an overturned bowl of spaghetti. Now, the first fruits of an industry push to cut that tangle have hit the market, and while they won’t be much of an immediate help, the underlying wireless technology does show some promise. Yes, you heard right. Another wireless technology. Apparently, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are not enough. This one is called ultra-wideband, or UWB. It’s similar to Bluetooth in that it has a short range, up to about 30 feet, but it’s potentially much faster – as fast, proponents say, as the USB cables we use to connect printers, webcams and external hard drives. You can’t, however, expect to shear away a lot of cable clutter with the first general-purpose products that use UWB. These are USB (Universal Serial Bus) hubs, each of which has four ports for regular USB cables. The only “wireless” part is the connection between the wallet-sized hub and the computer, which is equipped with a UWB dongle that sticks into a USB port. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The intended use is something like this: You plug your peripherals, like the printer and your backup hard drive, into the USB hub in your office. When you use your laptop there, you insert the dongle, which connects you to the peripherals without being tethered by a USB cable. There are probably people who would find some use in this. I’m not one of them, or at any rate, I wouldn’t pay $200 to eliminate a single cable between the computer and the hub. Regular wired USB hubs cost less than $20. The real potential here is to have UWB chips and antennas built straight into peripherals and computers. Good bye to cables, dongles and hubs! That’s the long-term plan of the PC industry group that certifies USB products, and it’s created a Certified Wireless USB standard to help shepherd that along. It was to get a first look at the viability of that vision that I tested two wireless USB hubs from Belkin International Inc. and one from Iogear Inc. Each one costs $200 with an included dongle. The verdict: UWB has a long way to go to fulfill its promise of speeds comparable to USB cables. But the Belkin Wireless USB Hub was at least faster than Wi-Fi, provided a stable connection, and was easy to set up and use. It did require me to install some software on my PC. Sorry, it’s for Windows XP and Vista only. last_img read more

This amazing Liverpool XI didn’t cost a lot, but is full of world class players

first_img5 Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez were cheap for what they brought Liverpool Getty Ask any fan about Hyppia and they will tell you he is one of the best defenders to pull on a Liverpool shirt. The centre-back was unknown when he arrived from Willem II in 1999 but when he left in 2009 had won two FA Cups and League Cups, the UEFA Cup and the Champions League.MIDFIELDLet’s start with Alonso, one of the most stylish midfielders around. He loves Liverpool and Liverpool loves him, so it would have sent a dagger through their collective hearts when he was sold to Real Madrid for £30m in 2009.James Milner cost nothing in transfer fees when he arrived from Man City in 2015 and has proven to be a valuable asset to Jurgen Klopp’s side and was a key part of their 2017/18 Champions League run. Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona during that run to the final, but before then the young Brazilian was a smooth operator in Liverpool’s slick attack. He spent five years at the club having joined from Inter in 2013 and became influential in his role as playmaker. 5center_img There was a feeling by some last summer, that Roma and not Liverpool got the better end of the deal that saw Mohamed Salah move to Anfield.The Reds paid £34million for their Egyptian King, which has proven to be a bargain as his 32 Premier League goals won him the Golden Boot and his 10 Champions League efforts fired the club into the final.Will midfield powerhouse Fabinho have a similar effect following his £40m switch from Monaco?Here, talkSPORT.com looks at the great deals Liverpool have made in the Premier League era and below is the resulting bargain XI.GOALKEEPERReina arrived from Villarreal shortly after the 2005 Champions League win and what a signing he turned out to be. Manager Rafa Benitez put his faith in him and with Reina in goal the club won the 2006 FA Cup, reached the Champions League final a year later and won the 2012 League Cup before Brendan Rodgers moved him on in 2013. He also won three successive Golden Glove awards, given to the goalie who keeps the highest number of clean sheets.DEFENCEAndy Robertson joined for an inital £8m from Hull and it didn’t take him long to cement his place as the club’s left-back. On the opposite flank is Alvaro Arbeloa, who Liverpool paid Deportivo La Coruna less than £3m for in 2007, with the Spaniard establishing himself as the main main on the right in the 2008/09 team, better know to supporters as the best side to not win the Premier League.Agger, meanwhile, became a popular figure among the Kop for his composed displays in the heart of defence. Scoring against Chelsea in the 2007 Champions League semi-final enhanced his standing among fans and the former Brondby man even popped into an Anfield pub for a pre-match pint with supporters ahead of the 4-3 win against Man City in 2018. ATTACKMohamed Salah, though his £34m price seemed expensive at the time, certainly can be considered a bargain. His value has quadrupled and won a host of personal awards in his debut season at the club, including the FWA and PFA Footballer of the Season.Suarez, a January 2011 arrival from Ajax, tore defences apart once he settled into life at Anfield and has continued to terrorise defences as a Barcelona player. Talk to any fan and they will probably tell you he is the best Liverpool player of the Premier League era.Sterling isn’t the most popular man on Merseyside, but is a steal at £500,000. He joined from Queens Park Rangers as a 15-year-old in 2010 and pretty soon was an England international and one of the Premier League’s best attackers. Liverpool made a huge profit when they sold him to Man City in 2015 for £49m.What do you think of the team? Academy graduates have been excluded as they have to have joined from elsewhere 5last_img read more

Arsenal complete signing of French youngster

first_imgArsenal have signed 19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient for an undisclosed fee.The French midfielder joins Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papostoupolos and Lucas Torreira to become Unai Emery’s fifth signing as Gunners boss. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Guendouzi began his career in PSG’s youth setup before moving to Lorient in 2014.Two years later, he made his first team debut for the club at just 17 and has represented his country as an under-18, under-19 and under-20.He will wear number 29 at the Emirates next season. possible standings NEW ERA Latest Arsenal News Introducing… @MatteoGuendouzi 👋#GunnerGuendouzi 🔴 pic.twitter.com/dHEWi69hIK— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 11, 2018Manager Unai Emery told the club website: “We are delighted Matteo is joining us. He is a talented young player and a lot of clubs were interested in him.“He has big potential and gained good first-team experience last season with Lorient.”He wants to learn and improve and will be an important part of our first-team squad.” targets smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware BIG PRESENTS UP TOP center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas gameday cracker REVEALED REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures LATEST Guendouzi made 18 appearances in Ligue 2 last season 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? last_img read more


first_imgA Killybegs woman has been voted TV3’s oldest working woman.Mary Lafferty may be 89 years old but work is her middle name.She works on a voluntary basis at Killybegs Community Hospital Day Centre. She works five days a week from Mary works from 9.50 am to 4.30 pm. Mary can be found putting all the day centre clients, some of whom are many years younger than her, through their daily exercise routines.Mary works because she wants to work and says he also gets great job satisfaction and a sense of belonging from working in the day centre.She celebrated her ninth year working at the day centre yesterday.Mary says she will retire if the day centre decides to let her go and if no else offers her a job. At the beginning of April, Friends of the Elderly in association with TV3’s Midweek and Ireland AM began a nationwide search to find the oldest working man and woman in Ireland.Members of the public were able to vote for their favourite by a text vote.Every person that was nominated will receive a Certificate of Merit from Friends of the Elderly.As part of her prize Mary receive a luxury weekend break for two at Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa, Rosslare, Co. Wexford. The other four finalists will also receive an overnight stay in Kelly’s Resort Hotel and Spa.The only problem Mary has now is finding the time and getting the weekend off to fit in her prize in her hectic schedule! EndsKILLYBEGS WOMAN WINS TV3’S OLDEST WORKING WOMAN AWARD was last modified: May 5th, 2011 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)Tags:Mary LaffertyTV3last_img read more

Moorpark upsets T.O.

first_imgDon’t be fooled by that 1-2 nonleague record, Moorpark is a Marmonte League contender. The No. 19 Musketeers served notice Saturday night at Buena High School in Ventura with a convincing 50-28 victory over No. 4 Thousand Oaks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Musketeers sacked quarterback Ryan Cloney five times, three by linebacker Roger Gomez and limited the Lancers (3-1, 0-1) to 14 rushing yards and intercepted Cloney twice. Cloney was 15 of 28 for 229 yards and a touchdown. – Lee Barnathan In other Marmonte League games Saturday: Newbury Park 30, Agoura 23: Jordan Lasecla threw three touchdown passes for No. 16 Newbury Park (3-1, 1-0) in a victory over No. 9 Agoura (3-1, 0-1) at Pacifica High of Oxnard. Lasecla was 27 of 45 for 345 yards and Jordan Cameron had eight catches for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Dominick Huerta was 30 of 46 for a 405 yards and two touchdowns for Agoura. Sophomore Darrell Scott rushed 27 times for 221 yards and three touchdowns, his last two giving Moorpark (2-2, 1-0) a 50-14 fourth-quarter lead. Moorpark led 29-7 at the half and held Thousand Oaks to 56 total yards in the first half. center_img – Shawn Clingan Simi Valley 48, Calabasas 35: Devin Kelley ran for 169 yards and three scores for Simi Valley (4-0,1-0) at Buena High in Ventura. Bryan Randolph was eight of 12 for 103 yards and three scores for Simi Valley. Kevin May was 11 of 23 for 257 yards and three scores for Calabasas (0-4,0-1). – Rob MacIntyre Beverly Hills 21, Harvard-Westlake 20: After Harvard-Westlake of Studio City’s (3-1) first score, Zach Merman’s extra-point attempt was blocked and proved to be the difference against visiting Beverly Hills. Merman, who joined the team this week after being recruited from the soccer team, missed a 39-yard field goal attempt with 58 seconds remaining. – Steve Collins OLYMPIC LEAGUE Grace Brethren 30, Village Christian 0: Chris McCabe caught touchdowns of 50 and 37 yards for Grace Brethren of Simi Valley (2-2, 1-0) at Kennedy High School in Granada Hills. Village Christian (2-2 0-1) had just 33 yards of offense. – Bryan Rodgers NONLEAGUE Desert Christian 27, Webb 6: Marquise Lawrence rushed 145 yards and two touchdowns for visiting Desert Christian of Lancaster (2-2) against Webb of Claremont (1-3). – Nickie Dobison Saucedo Vasquez 35, Bell-Jeff 14: Joe Perez was 6 of 8 for 85 yards and two touchdowns as Vasquez of Acton (5-0) defeated Bell-Jeff of Burbank (0-3) at Burroughs High. – Steve Collins Chaminade 41, Burroughs 0: Kyle Thompson rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two for Chaminade of West Hills (3-1). Burroughs is 2-2. Jacob H. Pollon Nordhoff 26, Rio Mesa 14: Nordhoff of Ojai (4-0) took a 24-7 halftime lead and held off visiting Rio Mesa of Oxnard (1-3). Tomek Czerwinski caught a 30-yard scoring pass for Rio Mesa. – Mike Johnson Kilpatrick 36, Paraclete 0: Kilpatrick of Malibu (1-3) used a solid rushing attack and dominating defense at Quartz Hill High. Paraclete of Lancaster (1-3) was held to 59 yards of total offense. – Craig Czubik Royal 24, Westlake 21: Curtis Marsh rushed 25 time for 187 yards and Michael Long threw two touchdown passes to Thomas McCormick as Royal of Simi Valley (3-1, 1-0) opened Marmonte League play by beating Westlake (1-3, 0-1) for the first time in 13 years. The game was played at Buena High in Ventura. Long hooked up with McCormick on the game’s first play for a 69-yard touchdown and then on a 17-yard pass for a 14-0 first quarter lead. Westlake quarterback Ryan Campbell passed for 100 yards and scored twice on 1-yard runs. -Lee Barnathan 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Robot racers cross desert finish line

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I’m on top of the world,” said Carnegie Mellon robotics professor William “Red” Whittaker. “It’s the greatest day ever for these machines that pound through the desert.” Whittaker said it appeared H1ghlander suffered a technical glitch that allowed Stanford’s robot to overtake it. The sentimental favorite, a Ford Escape Hybrid by students in Metarie, La., was the fourth vehicle to finish Saturday. The team lost about a week of practice and some lost their homes when Hurricane Katrina blew into the Gulf Coast. The race announcer did not immediately declare a winner because 22 out of the 23 robots left the starting line at staggered times at dawn, racing against the clock rather than each other. Two Conejo Valley vehicles – a street-legal Jeep Cherokee entered by Axion Racing of Westlake Village and the tiny four-wheel-drive ATV named Rascal from SciAutonics of Thousands Oaks – failed to finish. PRIMM, Nev. – Four driverless robotic vehicles led by Stanford University on Saturday crossed the finish line of a $2 million Pentagon-sponsored robot race across the rugged Mojave Desert. As Stanford’s Volkswagen robot dubbed Stanley crossed the finish line, a group of Stanford students erupted into cheers and carried their team leader, Sebastian Thrun, on their shoulders. “The impossible has been achieved,” said Thrun, throwing his cap into the crowd. Stanley started in second, but passed the pole position vehicle, a converted red Hummer named H1ghlander, at the 102-mile mark of the 132-mile race. H1ghlander and a customized Humvee named Sandstorm, both by Carnegie Mellon University, also finished the race. “We got less than a mile last year, and we got 30 times as better this time,” said John Porter, head of SciAutonics’ volunteer team. “(We) got something like 28 miles. While it was going, it looked really good. So, we were really pleased.” Porter said he thinks a computer failed on the ATV, which was built for less than $30,000 from his employer, Rockwell Scientific, and private investors. “According to the chase car driver, the car ran off the road and the orange caution light on top went off,” Porter said. “And that indicates one of the computer programs must have frozen.” Axion was told their Jeep – which carried two blue surfboards on the roof – got stuck about the 65-mile mark in a silty dry wash. “There are a couple washouts along the route,” said team leader Bill Kehaly. “This one was filled with silt. We decided to go through it in slow mode.” If there is a competition next year, SciAutonics will participate, Porter said, although he thinks the next step could be governmental funding. “The government wants to harness the technology,” Porter said. “There will be contracts rewarded, and we would like to be a part of that.” Also in his second race – the entry last year broke down before reaching the start line – Kehaly said he has had his fill of autonomous racing. But he sees a possible use for the self-piloting technology: four-seater electric carts operating as autonomous taxis for short low speed trips. “You could call a number and it would come and get you,” Kehaly said. Last year’s much-hyped inaugural robot race ended without a winner when all the self-navigating vehicles broke down shortly after leaving the starting gate. Sandstorm chugged the farthest last year at 7 miles. Of the 23 robots that competed Saturday, all but two beat Sandstorm’s mileage last year. The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, plans to award the prize to the first vehicle to cover the race in less than 10 hours. The taxpayer-funded race was intended to spur innovation and development of remote control-free robots that could be used in the battlefield. Stanley finished the course in less than 7 hours. The unmanned vehicles must use their computer brains and sensing devices to follow a programmed route and avoid hitting obstacles that may doom their chances. Early Saturday, teams were given a CD-ROM with GPS coordinates that chart the exact route. The all-day race, which starts and ends in the casino town of Primm, spans the Mojave Desert on the Nevada side. Vehicles have to drive on rough, winding desert roads and dry lake beds filled with overhanging brush and man-made obstacles. The machines also must traverse a narrow 1.3-mile mountain pass with a steep drop-off and go through three tunnels designed to knock out their GPS signals. To qualify, vehicles competed in a weeklong trial at the California Speedway outside of Los Angeles where they had to zip through a 2.5-mile bumpy track littered with hay bales, traffic cones and junk cars. All 23 finalists completed the course at least once. This year’s field was competitive. Even before Saturday’s race, many teams tested their vehicles in parts of the Southwest desert under racelike conditions including some that practiced on last year’s course from Barstow to Primm. The vehicles were tricked out with the latest sensors, lasers, cameras and radar that feed information to several onboard computers. This, in turn, helps vehicles make intelligent decisions such as distinguishing a dangerous boulder from a tumbleweed and calculating whether a chasm is too deep to cross. Cornell University’s military light strike vehicle traveled about 20 miles when it failed to across a bridge. Team members were trying to figure out what went wrong. “We’re at a loss,” said Ephrahim Garcia, a Cornell mechanical engineer. “It’s a disappointment.” Each contestant was followed by a chase vehicle. To ensure safety, a judge in the chase vehicle could pause a robot during the race, stopping the 10-hour clock without penalty. The judge also could press a kill switch if the robot was headed toward danger, ending its chances of winning. The so-called Grand Challenge race is part of the Pentagon’s effort to cut the risk of casualties by fulfilling a congressional mandate to have a third of all military ground vehicles unmanned by 2015. The military currently has a small fleet of autonomous ground vehicles stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the machines are remotely controlled by a soldier who usually rides in the same convoy. The Pentagon wants to eliminate the human factor and use self-thinking robotic vehicles to ferry supplies in war zones. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgAnraí and Grainne on top of ErrigalDonegal GAA has reached new Heights with Two Coveted Ulster Cups! Anraí Ó Domhnaill , Errigal 1000 Pioneer , from Carrickfinn based in Letterkenny set out after dawn on Sunday 3rd August 2014 and carried the Anglo Celt (Donegal Senior Team) & Fr Murray (Donegal Minor Team) Ulster Cups to the top of Donegal’s highest point, Mt. Errigal – his 1001st Climb.His mission was to carry both cups to the summit for the first time, to honour and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Donegal Senior and Minor Teams on this Historic occasion and to conclude the Successful Errigal 1000 event in aid if DMRT. Anraí played under age with Annagry N.S & Naomh Muire GAA in the Rosses. He played Gaelic football and hurling with the defence forces while based in Kildare over the years and his family are all members of St. Eunans GAA , Letterkenny.Anraí was accompanied by his daughter Gráinne (with her Ulster Cup for u-12 double of recent Ulster Fleadh in sean – nós singing), Irish Actor Niall Mac Eachmharcaigh from Ranafast and Gavin Ó Dónaill, O’Donnells shop, Crolly – they also reached the summit the day before during the Errigal 1000.As they approached the summit, Niall whistled the tune of Ó’ Donnell Abú, the notes resonated through the mist to make a fitting ceremony at the summit.Anraí wishes to thank Donegal GAA County Board and Chairman for making the cups available to give this High Honour to both teams on this special occasion. DONEGAL GAA REACH NEW HEIGHTS AS ANRAÍ TAKES ULSTER TROPHIES TO ERRIGAL SUMMIT was last modified: August 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Anglo Celt cupAnraí Ó DomhnailldonegalErrigalFr Murray Cuplast_img read more

Overcrowding numbers quadruple at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_imgThe number of sick people forced to wait on trolleys for admission to Letterkenny University Hospital has multiplied by over 400% since this time last year.Some 2813 people had to wait on trollies and in overflow wards at LUH between January-July 2017, which is an increase from 707 in the same period last year.This is the highest Trolley Waiting List figure at LUH since INMO records began in 2006. INMO Trolley/Ward Watch Figures 2017. Source: INMO.ieThe Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) confirm a record number of patients nationally (57,674) were admitted for care on trolleys in the first seven months of 2017.Despite a 6% reduction across all Emergency Departments in Ireland, Letterkenny continues to endure an overcrowding crisis. INMO officials say record levels of patients on trollies in the first seven months of the year are particularly worrying ahead of the winter months. INMO say these figures continue to be a source of great concern as, despite many initiatives, the number of patients, admitted and requiring inpatient care, left on trolleys, in Emergency Departments or on trolleys on wards, continues to increase.The 2017 figures and record numbers of people waiting for an outpatient appointment/procedures show a lack of capacity, leading to lack of access, within the public health system, according to the INMO.Speaking on the latest INMO Trolley/Ward Watch figures, General Secretary Liam Doran said:“The record levels of patients on trolleys, in the first seven months, is most alarming as we prepare for the autumn/winter period.“These figures are further confirmation that our health service continues to be too small and, regardless of the initiatives that have been taken, demand continues to outstrip the capacity of the health service to provide timely, appropriate and dignified care.“The situation must be the subject of immediate action, by Government, the Department of Health and the HSE, leading to additional funding, which must provide for incentivised staff recruitment, so that additional beds can be opened and properly staffed to meet ever growing demand”.Mr. Doran concluded:“If our health service is to respond, appropriately, to both the emergency and planned admissions, additional bed capacity, and community nursing services, must be introduced.“This will only be done when we solve the recruitment/retention crisis facing nursing and midwifery in Ireland.  If we do not have additional nurses and midwives then we cannot expand our capacity and overcrowding levels will continue to grow.” Overcrowding numbers quadruple at Letterkenny University Hospital was last modified: August 11th, 2017 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:inmoLetterkenny University Hospitalovercrowdingtrolley watchlast_img read more

Life-saving gardaí honoured with bravery awards

first_imgTwo Milford gardaí have been honoured today for their heroic efforts in a water emergency this summer. Garda Mark O’Sullivan and Garda Gerard Doyle received ‘SEIKO Just in Time’ awards from Water Safety Ireland at a ceremony in UCD. The event honoured heroes from across Ireland who, thanks to their efforts in separate incidents, saved seventeen lives from drowning this year.Earlier this summer, Garda Mark O’ Sullivan and Garda Gerard Doyle rushed to Ballywhoriskey Pier off Fanad when they received reports of a woman entering the water. When they arrived, Garda O’ Sullivan threw a lifebuoy to the woman and she managed to grab onto of it. The two men pulled the woman close to the pier. Suddenly, the Gardaí recognised the woman was in shock and had very little strength. Demonstrating calm in a pressurised situation, Garda O’ Sullivan entered the water to hold onto the woman, while Garda Doyle retrieved a body brace from their patrol car. This was put around the woman’s head to provide extra support.Both Garda held onto the woman until further emergency arrived and removed the woman from the water. The woman was transported to hospital and made a full recovery.The heroic work of Garda O’ Sullivan and Garda Doyle was celebrated alongside eleven other SEIKO Just in Time award winners today.The rescue awards were presented to Garda Doyle and Sergeant Ger Dalton, who accepted the award on behalf of Garda Mark O’Sullivan, who could not attend due to prior commitments. Featured image: Garda Síochána Donegal  Life-saving gardaí honoured with bravery awards was last modified: November 27th, 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

Giants’ Belt won’t start vs. Dodgers with stomach issue

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants had planned to give third baseman Evan Longoria the day off Sunday against standout Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler at Oracle Park.That changed when first baseman Brandon Belt woke up with a stomach issue. Manager Bruce Bochy adjusted the lineup by moving scheduled third base starter Pablo Sandoval to first base and putting Longoria back in the lineup at third.Whether trainer Dave Groeschner can get Belt to the point where he can be used as a …last_img read more

Klay Thompson’s father still believes ‘he’ll be back’ with Warriors despite knee injury

first_imgOAKLAND – The moments left Mychal Thompson feeling sleepless. It did not tamper his optimism, though.His son, Klay, tore an ACL in his left knee and walked out of the arena on crutches. Then, the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, hardly the ending they envisioned in their final game at Oracle Arena after winning three NBA titles in the past four years.That only leads to two questions.First, how will this affect Thompson when he becomes an …last_img read more

Sperm Cells Gain Respect

first_img(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg.  They deserve more respect than they often get.They look kind of adventurous in a way– sperm cells, like marathoners in a contest to the finish line, with only one winner.  We humans are ambivalent about them.  Our attraction to sex is mixed with squeamishness about its details sometimes, particularly the male’s ejaculation of sticky seminal fluid with its seeming wasteful profligacy of millions of competing sperm cells.  It’s a fact of life, but not often the subject of polite conversation.  We can learn to appreciate sperm more by applying the more detached attitude of doctors and scientists who see the incredible design involved.Researchers at MIT, for instance, found that sperm cells are “extremely efficient at swimming against a current,” comparable to salmon leaping the falls heading upstream to their spawning grounds (where the males will ejaculate sperm, incidentally—a wonder within a wonder).  Like a salmon, each sperm cell is equipped to travel a long distance, often through difficult terrain.Of the hundreds of millions of sperm cells that begin the journey up the oviducts, only a few hardy travelers will ever reach their destination. Not only do the cells have to swim in the right direction over distances that are around 1,000 times their own length, but they are exposed to different chemicals and currents along the way.While we know that sperm cells can “smell” chemicals given off by the egg once they get very close to it, this does not explain how they navigate for the majority of their journey, says Jörn Dunkel, an assistant professor of mathematics at MIT, and a member of the research team.So how do they do it?  “We really know effectively nothing about how sperm cells navigate, so this gives us more information about a potential mechanism that may be important,” the MIT scientists said.  They investigated the question by observing live sperm cells traveling through artificial microchannels they made, a kind of sperm obstacle course.  They were able to control the flow of fluid and watch the cells react.They discovered that at certain flow speeds, the sperm cells were able to swim very efficiently upstream. “We found that if you create the right flow velocities, you can observe them swimming upstream for several minutes,” Dunkel says. “The mechanism is very robust.”One difference they noted was the way the cells swam in a spiral pattern rather than a straight line, and swam in the slowest flows near the walls of the channel.  This is different from the motions of other things that propel themselves with a tail.  There’s also an element of cooperation in the competition:“It is a commonly held belief that there is competition between sperm cells, with the fittest reaching the egg first,” Dunkel says. “But recent studies by our team and others show that sperm practically always accumulate at the surface of a tube, and you can end up with a high local concentration of sperm cells, so there could actually be cooperation among these cells that allows them to swim faster collectively.”Sperm BotsThe MIT work is not the only research that might pay off in fertilization enhancement technologies and engineering.  The BBC News reported a successful “artificial sperm” robot that can be manipulated with magnets, demonstrating that engineers find the design of sperm cells worth imitating.  Scientists in the Netherlands believe their work “will be useful in medical and manufacturing applications.”  Impressive as this feat is, though, it’s a far cry from the living counterpart:For its size, the robot can hardly compete with its biological inspiration for pace: it wiggles along at up to 0.5 body lengths per second, whereas a human sperm can cover several times its body length in that time.Human sperm are also 6 times smaller than the engineered robots, named MagnetoSperm.  The imitations are also far simpler, consisting of just a polymer and magnet, lacking the genetic code and proteins that sperm deliver to the egg.  Furthermore, the robots have to be manipulated by external controls, whereas live sperm are self-contained.Sperm EpigeneticsOne other source of respect for sperm cells comes from considering their information content.  Sperm are more than tails with DNA packages to deliver.  In a new open-access paper in the intelligent design journal Bio-Complexity, developmental biologist Jonathan Wells of the Biologic Institute demonstrates that sperm and egg cells deliver much more information, independent of DNA.  One example:After fertilization the dorsal-ventral axis is established by a process of “cortical rotation,” in which the cortex rotates approximately 30º relative to the interior of the zygote. The movement is microtubule-dependent, and the cortex normally rotates away from the sperm entry point, which has suggested to some that the aster nucleated by the sperm centrosome initiates cortical rotation. The rotation movement orients microtubules in the vegetal cortex, and these form a parallel array that provides tracks to transport various proteins from the vegetal pole to the future dorsal side of the embryo, thereby establishing a dorsal-ventral axis.This means that in addition to the vast library of information in DNA, each gamete passes along additional epigenetic information vital to the proper spatial development of the embryo.  In this case, the sperm cell gets things rolling along the proper axis.“Sperm” simply means seed (a plant metaphor), and egg is the animal metaphor.  For centuries, they were just terms used as placeholders for ignorance.  Semen doesn’t look like seeds, and egg cells were too small to be seen (except for large ones, like bird eggs or fish eggs).  Until Leeuwenhoek and the invention of the microscope, followed by its phenomenal development and the dawn of era of molecular biology, people really didn’t have a clue what was going on.  Even after Leeuwenhoek made the first drawings of sperm cells with their long tails, some thought they housed a miniature version of the adult: a homunculus.  What a bombshell it was in the 1950s to discover that gametes carry a molecular alphabetic code!  That was the secret: information.  What a phenomenal thought to realize that the information in trillions of cells of one generation can be squeezed down into a single cell that can grow back into trillions of cells again in a new individual.  That speaks of intelligent design on a scale unfathomable to human minds.The discovery that both sexes contribute half of the vital information to create a new life represented women’s liberation at a molecular scale.  No longer is a woman just a vessel for the man’s seed; both contribute equally to the next generation.  Both sperm and egg cells are equally well-designed, too.  Individual sex cells, containing just half the human complement, can be lost without harm, like many other tissues of the body; the number doesn’t matter until fertilization takes place.  So what if hundreds of millions of sperm are continuously molded in the male, only to be ejaculated into oblivion?  We don’t question the purpose of millions of skin cells that are continuously created, only to be sloughed off in the outer layers, or the blood cells that come and go.  Here, though, we see a glimpse of design in the apparently wasteful numbers.  If the collective sperm actually cooperate in delivering the information to the egg, they can be considered a kind of fluid “tissue” with a collective function.Many a sperm and egg cell is born to die without consequence.  This design is necessary to allow sexual union under a variety of circumstances.  Once the gametes fuse, though, the critical mass of genetic (and epigenetic) information is reached for a new, unique, individual life.  A marvelous sequence of events dedicated to its development ensues.last_img read more

Banyana beaten in Cyprus Cup opener

first_img7 March 2013Banyana Banyana’s challenge at the 12-nation Cyprus Women’s Cup got off to a rocky start as the South Africans went down 2-0 to Group C favourites South Korea at Ammacostos Stadium on Wednesday.Banyana lost 2-1 to the same opponents last year, but came into the tournament highly confident that they would avenge the defeat against the Koreans, ranked 16th in the world. However, the speed and skill of the Asian side proved too much for South Africa.Two goals at the beginning of each half was the difference between the two sides as Joseph Mkhonza’s charges allowed their opponents too much space and time on the ball while coming off second best in midfield.A goal downThe African Women’s Championship runners-up found themselves a goal down within the first 10 minutes following a terribly taken goal kick by stand-in goalkeeper Andile Dlamini.Dlamini, deputising for Thoko Mndaweni, was given an opportunity to keep goal for the first time at a tournament with Banyana, but lacked confidence and would not have been happy with her debut.Her awful goal kick fell straight onto the path of dangerous Korean striker Ji Soyun, who easily controlled the ball before shrugging off the challenge of central defender Lebogang Mabatle and firing a low shot past the stranded Dlamini to make it 1-0.Unfortunately for Banyana, the terrible start set the tone for the rest of the game.MidfieldThe Koreans robbed the South Africans often in the midfield where Amanda Dlamini and Refiloe Jane struggled to make an impression on their tactically-astute opponents, who were also given too much time on the ball.Towards the end of the first half, Mkhonza’s charges began to work their way back into the match. Some neat interplay between winger Mary Ntsweng and Noko Matlou created an opportunity for the striker, but her effort was well saved by Korean goalie Kim Jungmni.The agile keeper was later tested by interim captain Janine van Wyk’s long range effort and Jermaine Seoposenwe’s low strike, but on both occasions she brilliantly smothered the two efforts.Second goalAt the start of the second half, a through ball from the middle found Jeoun Eunha, who had time and acres of space to beat a poorly devised offside trap and lob the ball over Dlamini to make the score 2-0.Despite an outstanding performance from Van Wyk, the two defensive mistakes proved to be the difference between the two sides.As the match went on, Dlamini grew in confidence and managed to pull off some brilliant saves to make up for her earlier errors to keep the score at a respectable 2-0.In the evening kickoff after the South Africa vs South Korea game, the Republic of Ireland thrashed Northern Ireland 5-1 in another Group C clash.Banyana Banyana next face the Republic of Ireland on Friday, 8 March.RESULTSNew Zealand 1-0 ScotlandEngland 4-2 ItalyCanada 2-0 SwitzerlandNetherlands 1-2 FinlandSouth Africa 0-2 South KoreaNorthern Ireland 1-5 Republic of IrelandSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Seven questions with ProVerb

first_imgThe Black Consciousness Movement is at the heart of his music and has shaped him as a man, says ProVerb. He has taken the words of Martin Luther King Jnr and the writings of Steve Biko and used them as the basis of his songs to get a message across to his many fans. Media Club chats to the rapper. From rapper to Idols producer, ProVerb’s career has been varied and vast. (Image: Supplied) • Swan Lake: the South African adaptation • Hashim Amla: a life in cricket • Prince Harry’s royal tour of South Africa and Lesotho • Rural Southern African doctors go the extra mile• Suzelle’s DIY takes South Africa by storm  Media Club South Africa reporterProVerb has been in the music business for more than a decade. Best known as a rapper, he has also done time as a presenter on Idols. His music and lyrics are influenced by the black consciousness philosophies of South African activist Steve Biko and American leader Martin Luther King Jnr.Considered by many to be one of the luminaries of South African hip-hop, he is a reference for those who look to the music as a means of keeping themselves informed and of sharing their ideals. He speaks about how black consciousness – both the Black Consciousness Movement started by Biko in the 1970s and the philosophy with roots across the black diaspora – has shaped him as a man and influenced his music.Media Club South Africa: What is your definition of black consciousness?ProVerb: Being aware of who we are from an identity point of view, in terms of ideology and our roots. Also what our aspirations are not only as individuals but as a community. Black consciousness as a mindset structured by knowledge of self and forward-thinking.MCSA: Is black consciousness relevant today?PV: Black consciousness is more relevant today than ever before purely based on the direct link between the ideology and our identity. Modern black South Africans have grown conscious of their roots and further embrace the reality and beauty in being black.MCSA: Judging by your hit I Have a Dream, it is clear that the Black Consciousness Movement has a direct influence on your content. How accurate is this observation?PV: The forefront of the Black Consciousness Movement is composed of aspiration, confidence and forward-thinking. This is clearly evident in my song I Have a Dream that I not only titled after Martin Luther King Jnr’s speech, but continued to glorify it by quoting it in the chorus. The subject matter in the song further validates my interpretation of the movement through lyrical content where I intertwined the ideology with rap music, successfully capturing the essence.MCSA: In I Have a Dream you are fixated on the ideals of King. Which other pro-black activists have made this sort of impression on you?PV: Martin Luther King Jnr made a tremendous impression on me and so did the likes of Steve Biko, Che Guevara, Oliver Tambo and Tata Nelson Mandela. The common thread that links these great leaders is that they fought for the benefit of the greater rather than their own. In essence I draw inspiration from their selflessness.MCSA: Is there a link between your recent hit Writers Club and Biko’s words in his compilation, I Write What I Like?PV: Steve Biko coined the line first but he gave birth to a new concept using the line, thus illustrating my in-depth understanding and awareness of the roots of the movement as a whole.MCSA: In your opinion, why is it necessary to use hip-hop as an avenue to explore and promote black consciousness? And has hip-hop successfully interpreted the essence of black consciousness?PV: Hip-hop is a powerful tool and medium to communicate to peers, youth and any like-minded, forward-thinker. Hip-hop has, in fact, successfully interpreted the essence of black consciousness.MCSA: What can we expect from you in relation to black consciousness in the near future?PV: One of the cornerstones of the Black Consciousness Movement is forward-thinking, identity and aspirations. As long as I am consistently moving forward and growing as an artist and as a man who not only understands but also embraces my roots, I will always be about black consciousness.last_img read more

Energy Use Is the Most Important Aspect of Green Building

first_imgArticles on green construction, including those published on the Green Building Advisor website, contain information on a wide range of topics, including material choices, indoor air quality, landscaping, and the VOC content of paint. This wide array of information can convey a false impression — namely, that the covered topics are equally important.If you’re building a new house, most of these topics turn out to be irrelevant. From an environmental perspective, the most important factor by far is energy use — not energy efficiency, but actual energy consumption. Consider the following information:â— “The ongoing energy use of a building is probably the single greatest environmental impact of a building, so designing buildings for low energy use should be our number one priority.” — “Establishing Priorities with Green Building, Environmental Building News, September 1, 1995.â— “Although important, initial embodied energy is nearly always dwarfed by the energy consumed by a building over its lifetime. … Over the first 50 years, the initial embodied energy is less than 1/12th of the operating energy.” —“Embodied Energy: As Important As Low Energy Design?” by Stephen Thwaites .â— “As far as I can tell, focusing on construction materials in isolation — and to the exclusion of other impacts of owning and operating a home — is a mistake. … I combed through CORRIM’s [Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials] life-cycle analyses to try to find the total difference, over 75 years, between carbon emissions for a steel-framed vs. a wood-framed home. And when you add together all life-cycle carbon emissions — for manufacturing and transporting the materials, building the home, maintaining, heating, cooling and lighting it for 75 years, and dismantling and disposing of it at the end — the difference between the two isn’t much more than a rounding error. … When I look into CORRIM’s numbers, it’s… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Create Rain, Snow, and Fog Using These Low-Budget Effects

first_imgHow to Make Fake SnowImage: The Wizard of Oz via Warner Bros.There was a time that fake snow was made of asbestos. DON’T DO THAT! That technique was used on major productions like The Wizard of Oz. Over the past few decades, we’ve finally learned the incredibly damaging effects of asbestos.Contemporary productions frequently use a product called Sno-Foam. It’s a non-toxic and biodegradable product that looks great on camera and washes away with water after the shoot. One gallon will create 3,000 gallons of snow. It’s even been approved for use by the U.S. Forest Service, who use Sno-Foam in Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Griffith Park.Another option is to use soap suds, like the Snow Juice used by Jay P. Morgan in this video tutorial from The Slanted Lens. Morgan used an ADJ VF Flurry Machine and a regular box fan. He’ll show you how he built a snow-machine rig using a C-stand and some plywood.Morgan also shows off some lighting diagrams to help you capture the best looking snow flurries on camera. Need blockbuster-looking weather on an indie budget? Use these simple effects to create a perfect storm of movie magic!Top image: The Weather Man via Paramount PicturesWaiting on the weather is a nightmare for productions. Control the weather yourself and make your own rain, storms, snow, and fog with these great tutorials.How to Make Fake Rain and StormsImage via Tom AntosRain is the easiest type of weather to capture on film. With just a water and a hose, you are ready to create a light shower. The real trick to capturing rain is making sure you have the water backlit correctly. This will help capture the individual drops on camera. You’ll also notice that many rain shots are close-ups or medium close-ups — which hides the rain machine in the background.For tight close-ups, you can simply point the end of the hose skyward and hold your thumb over the mouth of the house or use a gardening nozzle. The issue with that setup will be getting consistent rain. We’ve previously covered this great cheap DIY rain machine from Tom Antos. For about $20, you can poke some holes in a hose, attach it to some wood with clamps, and hang it over your subject.If you need to really bring down the rain, this tutorial from Big Puddle Films shows you how to create a substantial storm by using props to add production value.For storms, you’ll need large drops of rain — which they accomplished using a fire house. If you don’t have that in your budget, the real value in this tutorial are the extra added elements. By using a large fan to move the rain, you add realism.The trick is making the wind appear on screen — you need to add dust, particles, and bits. Be sure to keep your actor’s safety in mind. They list a few safe items used on set.LeavesOatmealFullers Earth (Dust/Dirt)Cedar Bedding and Litter How to Make Fake FogImage: The Fog via MGMNeed an eerie fog creeping into frame? Many will say you should use dry ice, but it’s much easier to use a fog machine and fluid. You can purchase a a wide variety of fog fluids from companies like Froggy’s Fog. Depending on the type of fluid you go with, you can have a thin low fog or a fog that fills a whole room.You can make your own fog using distilled water and glycerol. If you want a thicker, heavier fog, try chilling it. Here’s a great chilling tutorial from Andrew Wade.center_img What are your favorite weather techniques to use on set? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Mystery solved: Where the penis comes from

first_imgIt’s not a question a lot of scientists ponder out loud, but it’s key to much of life on Earth: Exactly how does the penis form?  Today, two teams of researchers report having solved one part of this mystery, pinpointing how the organ gets its start in snake, lizard, mouse, and chick embryos. Now that they understand the penis’s origin, researchers can track its development in more detail to understand what drives it to follow a different path in females and become a clitoris. The finding doesn’t just answer a biological conundrum; it could also help millions of people born with genital malformations. In the first study, Harvard University developmental biologists Cliff Tabin, Patrick Tschopp, and colleagues traced penis development in mouse, lizard, chick, and snake embryos. They also analyzed the gene regulatory networks that orchestrate this process. They pinpointed the cells destined to become the penis, but those cells differed depending on the species studied, they report online today in Nature. In snakes and lizards, the penis arises from what will become—or, in snakes, would have been—the beginnings of the back legs, whereas in mice, some of the cells destined to become the tail take on that task. Penis formation in the chicken involved cells from the would-be tail and the would-be hindlimb, the team reports.What was common to all of these animals was the role of the cloaca, a cavity destined to become the lower part of the gut. Signals from the cloaca initiate penis formation in each animal. But as in real estate, location is everything. The rodent cloaca is back by the tail-to-be and taps some nearby cells for the penis, whereas the snake cloaca is close to where two limbs used to sprout. Hence, the snake gets two penises instead of just one, (though it uses just one at a time during mating), Tschopp says. When the researchers attached cloacal tissue to other parts of the chick embryo, they saw the buds indicative of penis growth where they should not have otherwise formed. They did not let the chick develop beyond this point.  “Wherever you put the cloaca, that determines what cell types you recruit,” Tschopp explains. The work “highlights the important role of the cloaca in the earliest events involved, which I think has been underappreciated,” adds Marty Cohn, a developmental biologist at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, who performed a separate study.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In that work, he and UF colleague Ana Herrera tagged different cells of a chick embryo with a fluorescent marker and followed those cells as they proliferated. They discovered that the ones that turned into either a penis or a clitoris started out as two groups of cells on opposite edges of the embryo when it was still a flat sheet. As that sheet curls up and joins to close the body wall and make a 3D embryo, the two sets of cells meet in the middle, the duo reports today in Scientific Reports. Each group of cells forms a bud, and these two buds merge in the chick to form a single penis. In snakes, the buds may remain separate to form their dual penises. In people, defects in the genital organs may arise when the body wall doesn’t close properly, Cohn says.The two groups agree that the cells that form the penis start out at the outer edge of the embryo and that they are closer to the tail in the mouse and chicken than in the snake. But they don’t agree on whether those first cells are part of the pool of cells destined to become a limb or tail or whether the cells belong to a separate, nearby pool that is already specialized to become the penis. “I think they are adjacent populations,” Cohn says.Regardless of this difference of opinion, these new insights into how the penis gets started in the embryo are impressive, says Gunter Wagner, an evolutionary biologist at Yale University who was not involved with either study. “It’s seems like a pretty complete story to me.” For him, the work begins to address the question of how novel anatomical structures arise in evolution. And in that respect, he adds, “it’s a big advance.”last_img read more

TNT win no giveaway as NLEX simply played ‘terrible’

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH And it showed on Wednesday night with TNT wanting to win more.But NLEX rookie Kiefer Ravena stressed that the Road Warriors didn’t give the game away for TNT to stay playoff contention.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“No, no, no. That was one thing that we were really avoiding to hear that we gave the game because Talk ‘N Text badly needs a win,” Ravena stressed after his team’s 101-75 loss. “It was just because we really played a bad game and that was the result of it. We can’t blame anybody for that.”“Coach Yeng (Guiao) even told us that we could have lost this game, but not this way. It was a terrible way to lose especially coming into the playoffs,” he added. “We really didn’t give the game away because they needed the victory. That’s one thing that we want to avoid but it’s inevitable. We move on from this.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “What I was harping about that I was very mad about was we gave up too many offensive rebounds and overall rebounds. We just got beat off the board.” Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSister teams NLEX and TNT were on the opposite ends of the spectrum heading into their duel.Already in the top six, the Road Warriors were technically playing for nothing in terms of their playoff implications while the KaTropa were in dire need of a victory to stay in the hunt for a quarterfinals spot.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NLEX scored the first four points of the game, but it was all TNT from there. The game was practically over by halftime with the KaTropa taking a 58-28 lead.And just when things couldn’t be harder enough for the Road Warriors, it got worse in the second half as they trailed by as much as 38, 59-31, early in the third quarter.NLEX coach Yeng Guiao acknowledged that it was a “no-bearing game” for his team, but he would’ve wanted to get a victory regardless to get momentum heading into the playoffs.“Obviously, we’re not really happy with what happened. The best way to prepare ourselves for the quarterfinals would be to give a good account of ourselves in this game but obviously we failed to do that,” said Guiao, whose team was riding on a four-game winning run coming into the tiff. “So we just have to regroup, gather ourselves and make a commitment, recommit ourselves to our purpose of playing good, hard games whether we win or lose.”Guiao also didn’t like the fact the Road Warriors got dominated in the rebounding department, 38-59.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ Rain or Shine clinches quarterfinals spot, beats top seed SMB AFP official booed out of forum Read Nextlast_img read more

Mahindra’s Gavina focuses on positives despite ending campaign with 2-9 card

first_imgMahindra coach Chris Gavina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBowing out early again this past 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Mahindra coach Chris Gavina noted that there are still silver linings he can take away going forward.“For me, our last three games, it set us for a great bounce back for the third conference,” he said, as the Floodbuster ended their campaign with a 2-9 record, still at the cellar of the standings.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “I told our guys keep your heads up. The hardest thing for a coach is to establish a winning mentality and nurture a winning culture. These past few weeks, I think adversity draws out a level of strength and qualities of a player that solidifies our grip moving forward as a group.”Gavina also commended the efforts of rookie Reden Celda, who impressed him the most this past conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The way he stepped up, I see him not as a rookie anymore. I tell him that every single day, that he’s already turned that corner from a rookie to a sophomore,” he said. “He’s learning that every game, he’s going to be highly scouted now and his evolution is how he’s going to be effective even when he’s scouted like that. To go from the bench to a role player, now to a starter shows how great ceiling that he has.”The 6-foot guard averaged 10.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in this campaign, and more importantly, emerging as a solid contributor for Mahindra to aid lead guard LA Revilla. LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Gavina’s praises isn’t limited to Celda alone, as he feels that he already has a budding roster which he can build on for the future.“I can definitively say that there’s no more crybabies here,” he said, referring to one of his post-game tirades this past season. “I’m hoping that my personality kind of rubs off to some of these guys. Everybody knows that if I’m kind of hard on you, I’m always trying to make you a better player. You know what they say, if I’m not pushing you to your limits, I’m not doing my job.”Gavina also believes that with enough trust and ample time from the Mahindra management, this core can develop into a solid unit despite the discrepancy of talent compared to the league’s top teams.“Honestly, I’ve been pleading to the management to let these guys grow. That’s the greatest thing a young team can do, go through adversity, let them get some grit, gain some character from being resilient as a group. If were constantly changing guys every conference, we’ll never get that level of continuity,” he said.“We have those guys right now to set the tone and send the message to every one of our guys to put in the work, do your part, and do your job. I’m hoping that we keep these core of guys and they build off these last three games.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ Fernandez has high praise for Cignal big man Jose Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Was tempted to stand in between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith at toss, jokes Sanjay Manjrekar

first_imgIt seems Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are friends again. The two were all smiles at the toss ahead of the Indian Premier League clash between Rising Pune Supergiant and Royal Challengers Bangalore.The duo faced off for the second time since a spark-filled India vs Australia Test series in February and March where the two were at loggerheads following Smith’s DRS antics in the second Test at Bengaluru.In their previous encounter, Smith’s side conquered the M Chinnaswamy stadium.Former India cricketer and popular commentator Sanjay Manjrekar joked as he saw the two best batsmen in the world in good space at the toss time.”Was tempted to stand in between Virat & Steve Smith at the toss,” Manjrekar tweeted.Was tempted to stand in between Virat & Steve Smith at the toss.???- Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) 29 April 2017RCB, who ended runners-up last season, are battling to find rhythm this year while RPS have done reasonably well this time around.The Kohli-Smith quarrel started in Bengaluru over a DRS incident when the Australian captain was caught seeking help from his team’s dressing room over a review after he was trapped leg before by Umesh Yadav.While Smith called it a “brain fade”, Kohli warned the visitors of “crossing the line”. International Cricket Council put an end to the saga by not pressing charges against Smith or Kohli.The series was full of ups and downs and emotions took the centrestage ahead of cricket in the last two Tests. Australia came into the series as underdogs but Smith’s men fought fire-with-fire to win the first Test in Pune. However, Kohli’s men bounced back smartly to clinch a 75-run win in the second Test in Bengaluru before the third Test ended in draw. India, however, won the final Test to clinch their seventh successive series.advertisementKohli said he would never say Australian cricketers are his friends after India wrapped up a comprehensive victory in Dharamsala to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1.last_img read more

Real Madrid Signs Eden Hazard From Chelsea

first_imgMADRID — Real Madrid signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea on Friday for its second major offseason addition, and reportedly its most expensive ever.The 28-year-old forward joined Madrid on a five-year contract and a transfer fee reported to be around 100 million euros ($113 million) plus variables, which would make him the club’s biggest signing.Madrid is rebuilding after one of the worst seasons in club history and had added forward Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this week.The Spanish club hadn’t made any blockbuster signings in years and was yet to bring in a top player to try to replace Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal forward left to join Juventus last season.Real Madrid called Hazard “one of the best players in the world,” known for his “attacking flair, assists and goals.”“Hazard has world class technique, vision, dribbling, pace and finishing,” Real Madrid said. “These qualities saw him stand out in his seven years in England.”Hazard had already indicated his final game for Chelsea was last week’s Europa League final victory over Arsenal. With two goals in his 352nd appearance for the club, he finished with a total of 110.“Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said, “we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid.” Since joining Chelsea from French club Lille in 2012, Hazard has won both the Premier League and Europa League twice, the FA Cup and the League Cup. The Belgium international, who still had a year left in his contract with Chelsea, had already tried to leave the English club a year ago.“The memories he leaves us with will not fade,” Granovskaia said. “He provided all who watched Chelsea play with great entertainment and many match-winning contributions, and for that we thank Eden enormously.“He has been a model professional throughout his time at the club, a wonderful individual to have around and a joy to work with.”Hazard was a standout player with Belgium at the World Cup in Russia last year, helping his team earn a historic third-place finish. He scored three goals in six games and won the man of the match award three times. He was named the tournament’s second-best player, behind Croatia’s Luka Modric, his new Real Madrid teammate.Hazard is expected to be officially introduced to Madrid fans next week after undergoing a medical.Real Madrid finished third in the Spanish league and was eliminated early in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. It went through two coaching changes this season, its first without Ronaldo. Zinedine Zidane returned to the helm a few months ago to try to get the team back on track after winning three straight Champions League titles.Madrid earlier this year had signed Brazilian defender Eder Militao, who will join from Porto next season. Teenage forward Rodrygo, bought from Brazilian club Santos for nearly 45 million euros ($50.6 million) last year, also will be added to the squad for next season.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Money mangled the megabyte

first_img trtewell says: trtewell says: “Rick, that was fan to read, thanks! nAbout the matter, I believe you lost this battle. The MiB is silly, I agree, I kinda fill embarrassed when I use it, but there’s no way we can rollback people’s head, such as we’d do with a git repository. There was a December 28, 2016 at 4:10 pm Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “Thomasnn”Marketing: “Let’s have the food news first…” (They are ever the optimists).”nnAnd hungry as well!” December 20, 2016 at 7:47 pm trtewell says: “Thanks for the welcome. I have another blog entry planned for submission soon! Soon, however, is a seriously relative word. Hopefully, I don’t mean “soon” in geologic scale…but rather engineering scale – which is different from marketing and / or exe Log in to Reply Some time ago, I was in an engineering meeting and we were discussing bandwidth and data rates. I was waxing eloquent about how various IP blocks could deliver data at a rate of such-and-such megabytes per second. I had just started my discourse and was building up to a full head of steam to deliver my prima facie case when one of the engineers in the room interrupted me and said: “Do you mean mebibytes per second?” I stopped for a moment squinted and wrinkled up my face and said to him whilst giving my very best ‘snooty waiter’ impression, “Excuse me?” He then demurely repeated himself because I was giving him ‘that look’ that bespoke me thinking quite loudly “Seriously?!? You just interrupted me when I was about to deliver a masterful and insightful comment?” Those of you who know me know ‘the look’ I am referring to that precedes me sucking all the air out of the room, but I digress…He said again: “Do you mean mebibytes per second… you know… power of two and all that?” Everyone in the meeting then turned to look at me and — not unlike watching a tennis tournament — waited to see how I was going to return the rather clumsily-served ball. So I did what every well-heeled, hot-blooded engineer would do in that case and simply volleyed with a “Yeah…” and continued on my merry way with my brilliant, although now somewhat tarnished, point.Now, two things were running through my head during this rather odd exchange. Either this engineer had just said the word ‘megabytes’ twice the way Elmer Fudd would say it, and therefore he had a speech impediment I had never noticed before. In this case it would be prudent of me to not mock him and say very slowly and distinctly “Yes… M-E-G -A-B-Y-T-E-S” with the emphasis on the ‘G’. Alternatively, it might be that I had no idea what the heck he was talking about, in which case it would be best to just nod and move on; after all, whilst unlikely, it was possible that… well, you know.When I returned to my office, I decided to “research” this complete mispronunciation of the word ‘megabytes.’ Most of you probably thought I ran to Google as fast as a frat boy to a keg; admit it… there’s no shame in that… but I say ‘nay nay’ (RIP John Pinette). Instead, I went to the place I always go when I want ‘real’ answers — not answers that are paid for by the highest bidder (ouch… too soon?). Yes, folks… I went to the ‘Dark Web,’ which filled the void when the Silk Road was shut down.The answer to the query “Are mebibytes a real thing?” came back very slowly with a “deet deet deet” sound — you know the way computers work in the movies (because of The Matrix , Hollywood directors still think real computers connect to each other through telephone hard lines and run at 1200 baud (n,8,1)).Surprisingly, my answer from the Dark Web did come back at like two characters per second and in green text — I guess it took that long because the folks running the dark web can’t see what the heck they are doing and are always running around looking for a flashlight. Here is the answer — are you ready? NO — it was not 42 — stop that! It was “B-L-A-M-E-T-H-E-I-E-C.” Ooh… now I was getting somewhere!So, just what is this IEC… this oozing behemoth, this fibrous tumor, this monster of power and expense hatched from the simple human desire for engineering order? How did allegedly smart people spawn a vast, rampant cuttlefish of dominion with its tentacles in every orifice of the body of engineering policy? (My apologies to P.J. O’Rourke.)OK… so the International Electrotechnical (not a real word, I fear) Commission, or IEC as they like to be called (possibly because they are tired of people telling them that Electrotechnical is not a real word) has been around for 108 years (by way of contrast, my Uncle Milton was around for 100 years and he always left “well enough alone” — which is probably why he was around for 100 years). The IEC is comprised of 10,000+ engineers from 82 countries, and they historically gave us the SI units from which such illustrious units as meter, kilogram, second, Kelvin, and candela were derived. OK… so they also gave us radian, hertz, newton, pascal, joule, watt, volt, farad, Celsius, lumen, and… (I get it… they are smart people… but this time they have gone too far I tell you!!! The megabyte is sacrosanct. How in the world did this come to be? What in the name of all things binary happened?Blame the hard drive There is a famous saying that I applied liberally to this tragedy: “Follow the money!” Yep; in this case, it absolutely turns out to be true: “Money Mangled the Megabyte.” (Source: Rick Tewell) Let’s hop into our “way back” machine and take a trip back through time to the heady days of PCs when people bought hard drives to upgrade their computers — a time of flux capacitors, proton packs (don’t cross the proton streams), Donkey Kong, and Teddy Ruxpin (don’t judge).It is the good old 1980s when hard drive sizes were measured in mere megabytes. As amazing as it might seem today, there was at one time a 32MB hard drive size limit ‘barrier’ in MS-DOS 3.x. I won’t go into a long-winded discussion about this barrier here because someone else has already done so (click here for more info on this mind-numbingly fascinating subject).Not surprisingly, users had a huge hunger for bigger hard drives. They could buy them from peddlers advertising in Byte or PC Magazine , but when their hard drives arrived they often found that they had to concern themselves with a dizzying array of complications, such as the fact that their new drives were physically organized into things like cylinders, heads, and sectors.Now, I know that this is a bit difficult, but try to imagine such a thing as a 40MB hard drive (which cost ~$1000 at the time). Our example 40MB hard drive could have a ‘physical’ layout of 640 cylinders, 8 heads, and 17 sectors per track, with 512 bytes per sector. This means that our drive had 4 ‘platters’ with eight ‘heads’ that would rotate themselves into and out of the gap between the cylinders and ‘fly’ just above the magnetic field stored on the platters (top and bottom) — kind of like an old phonograph but without physically touching the media.The data was stored in concentric circles and each of these concentric circles was called a ‘track.’ So if you had 640 ‘cylinders,’ then the heads could seek discretely to one of the 640 concentric tracks on the platter. Each ‘track’ was further subdivided into 17 sectors, with each sector storing 512 bytes.So, let’s do the math: 640 cylinders x 8 heads x 17 sectors x 512 bytes per sector = 44,564,480 bytes. Now, stay with me here, because this is the important bit. The hard drive manufacturers would divide 44,564,480 by 1,048,576 (which in my book is a MB) because it is a power of two (2^20), which is what we computer folks like to think in when we think of computery types of numbers, and this results in a product of ~42MB, which is what the hard drive manufacturers would then claim was the capacity of the drive. (I am now climbing up onto my soapbox, so beware.)In the world that I come from, things are quite simple:1KB = 1,024 bytes or 2^10 bytes1MB = 1,048,576 bytes or 2^20 bytes1GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes or 2^30 bytes1TB = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes or 2^40 bytes I don’t want to argue about this, because this is the way it was from the beginning, is now, and should be until the end of time or until we no longer need these units — whichever comes first. (I am now climbing down off of my soapbox.)OK, back to our regularly scheduled programming. The only rub was that, in the good old days, hard drives were fairly non-intelligent and they had to be ‘physically’ formatted by the hard disk controller. This little gem of technology was typically sold separately, or already pre-installed in the computer (in the case of an upgrade). Again, we won’t go into the lengthy discussion surrounding this here, but you can find out more by clicking here should you so desire.Once the physical format was completed, it was up to the user to then apply the operating system’s file system to the hard drive in a process called ‘logical’ formatting. Those readers who are over forty and used to use DOS surely remember the venerable fdisk and format utilities, right?During this logical formatting process, bad sectors might be found on the hard drive. This was because hard drives are notorious for having some contaminants or imperfections on the platters that prevent data from being read or written to a particular physical location. In this case, these bad spots were simply marked ‘bad’ by the logical formatting utility and the file system just worked around them. Yes, this process resulted in ‘diminished’ storage capacity, but the amount of space reduction was minuscule because it represented the actual physical bad spots on the disk at the time, which were typically negligible in a brand new hard drive. OK… got all that?Now, another key point to note here is that DOS and Windows reports (and likely always will?) storage device capacities as a “power of two,” which means 1MB = 1,048,576 bytes and so on (see my ‘soapbox’ list above). This is a very important piece of information to remember.Time passes and hard drive technology advances at an almost breakneck pace. Now we are in the 1990s. A time of Furbys, Beanie Babies, Pokémon, the rise of the hipster, and the swelling of the dot com bubble. Hard drives have become more and more intelligent until, eventually, they start handling their own bad sectors instead of having to rely on the operating system to do this for them. The end result, in short, is that the hard drive simply reports back to the operating system as to how much storage is available on the hard drive, and there is no longer any tedious mucking about in hyperspace with cylinders, heads, and sectors.How was all this accomplished? Well, in several ways, actually, but the practical upshot was that the hard drive simply ‘reserves’ sectors that are good — taking them away from the true physical storage capacity of the device — and makes them available for bad sector ‘remapping,’ meaning that a few sectors of each track are reserved for the remapping of bad blocks.Now, another interesting thing about hard drives is that bad spots on a hard drive can begin to ‘grow’ and start showing up in places where they weren’t detected before. That means that you can’t just reserve a fixed number of good sectors ahead of time to replace the actual number of bad sectors on the hard drive. Instead, you must come up with a very good estimate as to how many sectors are likely to go bad over the life of the drive and reserve enough good sectors for those “sure to appear” bad spots as well. Ah… did the light bulb just come on? Now we start to get a glimpse of the crux of the problem — right?This reservation of sectors on every track to handle bad block remapping obviously results in a reduction of the actual usable space on the hard drive. These new, more-intelligent hard drives report how much ‘real’ storage space is on the hard drive, taking into account the reserved blocks for error handling. So, once you connect the hard drive to your computer, the 100MB drive that you paid so much money for now actually shows up to the operating system as ~93MB because ~7MB was reserved for bad block handling. Your 100GB hard drive transmogrifies itself into a 93GB drive, while your 1TB hard drive becomes a 931GB hard drive. Are you mad yet? Well you might not have been, but a whole lot of people were hopping mad — mad enough to actually file a lawsuit against Western Digital (a leading hard drive manufacturer) over this very issue (click here to add a little additional color to this matter).So, the hard drive engineers went to talk to the marketing folks, and the whole thing kind of went down like this:Engineers: “We have good news and we have bad news…” Marketing: “Let’s have the good news first…” (They are ever the optimists).Engineers: “Our customers will never see bad blocks ever again on our hard drives… we’ve fixed all that.” Marketing: “That’s great! So what’s the bad news?” Engineers: “The hard drives are going to show up to the operating system smaller then you want them to be.” Marketing (now furrowing their brows): “Wait, how much smaller?” Engineers: “Small enough that you’d better not go out there saying that they are 512MB hard drives any more. They will be more like 498MB hard drives.” Marketing: “Seriously?! We can’t do that. We can’t say 498. We have to at least say 510. We always round up. It’s the way of our people.” Engineers: “Well, don’t say we didn’t warn you…” Marketing: “Fine, we’ll figure it out” (which is code for “we are going to round up anyway,” but they still round the price down from $800 to $799.99, which makes the consumer think it’s really only $700 — right?)However, somewhere on this long dusty road of storage technology, a very smart marketing person figured out that a megabyte doesn’t really have to be 1,048,576 bytes. What if it was… say… only 1,000,000 bytes? Now the logic behind this goes as follows: “If we say 100MB, then since the hard drive thinks in powers of two, which means 104,857,600 bytes, this should give us enough room factoring in bad block handling to say: ‘Well Mr. or Ms. Customer, you DO actually have an effective 100,000,000 bytes of storage, which in our book is 100MB!’” Based on this reasoning, they went ahead and stuck “100MB” in the ads and on the box. In effect, the marketing folks simply changed the definition of a megabyte from 1,048,576 bytes to 1,000,000 bytes. Voila! Problem solved and off to lunch.Now those of you who are ‘engineering minded’ will do the math and say: “Wait a minute, 104,857,600 bytes is still less than the 7MB delta in your previous paragraph, so you still would have less than 100,000,000 actual usable bytes.” That’s a clever catch. I kinda hoped you wouldn’t notice that, but since you did… I would like to point out that the actual physical storage is still based on cylinders, heads, and sectors, even though these are no longer exposed to the user.Based on this method of storage organization, a 100MB hard drive would usually have more storage capacity then a perfect 100MB, and oftentimes would hold 107MB or more once the numbers were run. Thus, so redefining 100MB to mean 100,000,000 bytes held sway (this is particularly true as you get to bigger drive sizes).Now, when we move to the really big hard drives, the problem compounds. As I mentioned earlier, in the case of 1TB hard drive, when you factor in error handling and improper definitions, you might actually end up with a 1,000,000,000 byte drive, instead of the 1,099,511,627,776 byte drive you might have been expecting. Worse still, Windows is going to tell you that the drive you just hooked up to your PC is actually a 953MB hard drive… well, ain’t that special? That’s a delta of almost 100 billion bytes that you thought you bought no matter how you slice it (assuming you think 1TB is a power of two… which it is). This is a pretty big flippin’ deal, which explains why the proverbial fur started to fly.Enter the IEC In 1998, this issue was somehow brought to the attention of the girls and boys at the IEC. Perhaps they could smell it coming from 5,823 miles away. At any rate, I suspect that some rather high paid lawyer was looking for some legal justification to use at trial to defend the hard drive marketing folks’ declaration that they unilaterally changed the term MB from what we all know to be 1,048,576 bytes to 1,000,000 bytes.After searching high and low, they came across the folks at the IEC and dared to ask their opinion (this, of course, after asking everyone from the plumber’s union to their favorite chefs in San Francisco what they thought). After some highfalutin debate by the appropriately ordained IEC committee, I am quite sure that some engineer (not a computer programmer, mind you) said something like: “Well y’all… like we have defined kilo to mean 10^3 and mega to mean 10^6 and giga to mean 10^9 for like something like 100 years give or take… like, you know… the kilometer, kilogram, and so on… you feel me here?” I imagine the debate went something exactly like that… led by a quite brilliant California valley girl who went to a very nice engineering college in Alabama and has hip hop leanings (the girl… not the college).At this point, I am sure the illustrious committee handling this weighty matter agreed and said unanimously: “Yep… you are exactly right our brilliant fearless leader; your logic is flawless. A megabyte is now, hereby, and forever 1,000,000 bytes… (at this point somebody banged a gavel to add weightiness to the proceedings), …so now that’s settled, what’s for lunch?” It was at this point that someone else must have spoken up and said: “Wait! We have to come up with a unit that the computer-minded people can use to mean 1,048,576 bytes… after all, we just took away their precious megabyte.” Anxious to get to their sumptuous buffet, they must have not spent too much discussing this particular point, because what they came up with was — and it is hard to type this with a straight face, much less say it with a straight face — the mebibyte, which they also cleverly abbreviated as ‘MiB’ (silly me; I always thought this was an abbreviation for “Men in Black”).So what was the rationale for the made up word mebibyte? The IEC folks just took the starting letter of the word ‘binary’ and jammed it into the word megabyte replacing the ‘g’ with the ‘b’ and inexplicably replacing the ‘a’ with an ‘i’, possibly attempting some feeble attempt at engineering humor. I mean… perhaps ‘mebabyte’ would have been better than ‘mebibyte’. It’s arguable, but any improvement on the term mebibyte would have been… well… an improvement.As an aside… I am using Microsoft Word to write this column, and it keeps on telling me that ‘mebibyte’ isn’t actually a word. The fact that Word’s the spell checker is having fits sort of tells you just how well accepted this silly unit is. But, the IEC didn’t stop there; Oh no, they went “all in” and messed up the rest of our venerable units as shown in the following table.(Source: Rick Tewell) Do you want to know my take on all this nonsense? Well, ‘Kibibyte’ sounds like a treat for dogs; ‘Yobibyte’ sounds like a cartoon character; ‘Mebibyte’ and ‘Tebibyte’ sounds like a cartoon character trying to say megabyte and terabyte; ‘Gibibyte’ and ‘Zebibyte’ sound like folks who used to mess with the twelve tribes of Israel from the Bible; and don’t get me started on what ‘pebibyte’ sounds like…So, there we have it, this is the story of how “Money Mangled the Megabyte”(I was going to title this column “How I Met Your Mebibyte,” but for some reason an alliterative title appealed to me more).Now we have this “official” silly sounding set of units that more and more computery people are thinking we have to use. Worse still, there is an increasing number of people who think a megabyte is 1,000,000 bytes. This maketh me sad. “Viva La Megabyte!!!!” I say; that is, the power of two megabyte… you know, 1,048,576 bytes… Oh, never mind! “Indeed – over time, many tricks were employed to help mitigate / solve the issue. A good friend of mine was responsible for the firmware development team at Maxtor and the techniques / algorithms they came up with to boost storage capacities and handle Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. “A funny thing happened from submission – edit – post 🙂 – I think the editor was late for lunch…” antedeluvian says: December 28, 2016 at 5:49 am December 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm Log in to Reply December 20, 2016 at 8:05 pm December 23, 2016 at 9:41 pm “You suggest that reserved sectors complicated the counting of actual storage space. About that same time, the “sector” changed from 17/cylinder to a variable number per cylinder. Each sector was now the same physical length, so the outer cylinders ha Continue Reading Previous I met my new MOM at ESC Silicon ValleyNext Best practices for building scalable cloud applications antedeluvian says: Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Communications, Industry Log in to Reply trtewell says: Log in to Reply antiquus says: Log in to Reply “Alas…I fear you are correct. Battle lost. Makes for a good story though. Apparently, even the venerable Dr. Donald Knuth made an alternative suggestion which was rebuffed. If they didn’t listen to him…Then! But hey guess what? A megabyte is 1,048,576 Log in to Reply December 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm “ThomasnnThanks for the enlightenment.nnWelcome as a blogger. Will we see more of your very amusing writing style?” 8 thoughts on “Money mangled the megabyte” felipe-lavratti says: December 20, 2016 at 7:59 pm last_img read more

Figo: I always hope Real Madrid win

first_imgReal Madrid v Barcelona Figo: I always hope Real Madrid win Julie Yalap 10:44 12/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Luis Figo Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno Real Madrid v Barcelona Real Madrid Barcelona Primera División The 45-year-old, who played for both Clasico sides, says he always pulls for Los Blancos to come away victorious Luis Figo has never forgotten his Madrid years. Although the former Ballon d’Or winner wore Barcelona’s jersey during his illustrious playing career, his heart leans towards Los Blancos on the eve of the most-watched match in the world.Despite the former Portugal international making more league appearances for the Catalan club than he did for their great rivals, he says he is a fan of Madrid and always pulls for them to win.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I’m a Real Madrid fan and I hope they win all the time,” he told Goal. “Not only this game, but all competitions in Spain.”The 45-year-old was part of the famed Galactico teams of the early 2000s at Madrid, playing alongside current Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane. Figo didn’t seem to foresee his midfield partner as a manager, but does believe his former team-mate has done well since taking over one of the biggest jobs in the world. “It’s always difficult to predict what will happen but many people did not expect to see him coach, but it’s a personal decision and since he made this choice he had a fantastic way.”I think he has everything he needs to stay for many years at the head of Real Madrid, and I hope he’ll stay there for a long time”Madrid and Barcelona face off Saturday with the Catalans 11 points clear of their rivals at the top of La Liga.last_img read more

U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Vessel Sinking and Oil …

first_imgzoom The Coast Guard, EPA and local emergency crews are responding to a vessel sinking and oil discharge into the Mississippi River near LeClaire, Iowa, Monday.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report at approximately 4:30 p.m., that the 144-foot towboat Stephen L. Colby struck a submerged object near LeClaire causing it to sink. At the time of the sinking, nine crewmembers were aboard and all were able to make it to safety.The Captain of the Port closed the Mississippi River from mile marker 493 to mile maker 501 on the upper Mississippi River to allow for safe, effective cleanup and salvage operations. Coast Guard personnel, along with Illinois EPA and local emergency response crews, are taking action to evaluate and respond to environmental damage.Approximately 100,000 gallons of petroleum products are reported to be on board the sunken vessel.“The Coast Guard and our partner agencies are rapidly assessing and responding to the evolving situation” said Capt. Byron Black, commander, Sector Upper Mississippi River, “Our primary concern is to ensure the safety of people, the environment and the waterway. We have personnel on scene actively responding to the incident.”The cause of the incident is under investigation. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location US Coast Guard, November 26, 2013 Print  Closelast_img read more

Icebreaker ‘Protector’ Reaches Furthest …

first_imgzoom Supporting the work of British Antarctic Survey scientists, and conducting scientific studies, the Portsmouth-based icebreaker reached Marguerite Bay, roughly half-way down the western shores of the Antarctic Peninsula.The furthest point south recorded on her charts was 68° 12’S – 8,900 miles from her home port, 1,500 miles from the southernmost point on the planet, and 850 miles from Cape Horn, the most southerly tip of South America.As part of a demanding work period in Antarctica as the Austral summer draws to a close, Protector has been working alongside the British Antarctic Survey scientists to help them in their studies of the far South.She first arrived at Rothera Research Station, the BAS’ most important base in the region, to deliver aviation fuel for its aircraft to use over the Austral summer and stockpile for the winter, before then sailing across Marguerite Bay.“This voyage marked an important milestone for both the deployment and the history of the ship,” said HMS Protector’s First Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander Jason Varty. “At 68° 12’S Protector has never been as close to the South Pole.”After Marguerite Bay, the ship then sailed north to Detaille Island to complete another part of her tasking – hydrographic surveying, to update Admiralty charts used by many of the world’s mariners.With a small part of a previous survey to complete, the brightly-painted icebreaker arrived in the area only to find herself in extremely challenging conditions.Tonnes of densely-packed ice – with icebergs of all shapes and sizes surrounded the ship – made surveying extremely difficult as they rely on exact measurements of tide and depth.Petty Officer (Survey Recorder) Kerry Collins, who is on her ninth season in Antarctica, bravely led Protector’s survey motorboat team out to collect the required data, returning successfully with the measurements. HMS Protector is now continuing further north to mark the end of her fourth ice patrol.The ship left Portsmouth in October 2013 and is to stay in the Antarctic region until 2015 conducting surveys and patrols on behalf of the UK Hydrographic Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office providing logistical support to the British Antarctic Survey organisation.She also provides a sovereign presence in the British Antarctic Territory and delivers the UK’s commitments under the Antarctic Treaty, supporting science programmes and ensuring that expeditions and vessels are meeting their international environmental obligations.UK Royal Navy, March 31, 2014last_img read more

Lets help each other stay flu free get your shot before the

first_imgWith the holiday season in full swing, families, friends and crowds will gather for celebrations, shopping and other holiday activities. While the season is a great time to catch up with loved ones, catching or spreading the flu won’t bring that warm, fuzzy feeling. To all Nova Scotians who’ve already gotten their vaccine – thank you. To those of you who haven’t – it’s not too late. The influenza vaccine is safe, simple and effective. It’s the best defence against the virus. Nova Scotians can still get their flu vaccine free of charge from most pharmacists, family doctors, family practice nurses, nurse practitioners and public health offices. The flu vaccine is especially important for those in high-risk groups, including seniors, children between six months and five years old, Indigenous people, pregnant women, people with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes, and people who live with or care for those in high-risk groups. There are other steps you can take to ensure you’re protected: wash your hands often and well, cough and sneeze into your sleeve, and stay home and away from other people if you have flu symptoms. Going out will only prolong your illness and increase the chance of passing the virus to others. Flu symptoms often include sudden high fever, headache, general aches and pains, fatigue and weakness, a runny, stuffy nose, sneezing and sore throat. In some cases, the flu can lead to more severe illness such as pneumonia or even death. Nova Scotians can call 811 to speak with a registered nurse who can help with management of your symptoms and provide advice about whether you need additional care. For more information about flu season, visit http://novascotia.ca/flu . -30-last_img read more

Children are going to die Manitoba Child Advocate calls for change

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN National NewsA new report released Tuesday outlines the life and tragic death of Tina Fontaine, and subsequently the many systems that failed the young First Nations girl.The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth released her 115-page report, “A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine,” during a special ceremony in the teen’s home community of Sagkeeng First Nation, located 120 km north of Winnipeg.Daphne Penrose, the province’s children’s advocate, said the report focuses on Fontaine but could represent many of the children her office deals with.“Not enough has changed since Tina died in 2014…this report mirrors the story of many, many other kids,” she said.On Aug. 17, 2014, Fontaine’s 72-pound body, wrapped in a duvet and weighted down with rocks, was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River. This came days after she was reported missing.Fontaine, who grew up in Sagkeeng, was in the city to spend time with her birth mother when she became a victim of exploitation.“People come to understand the indicators of exploitation,” said Penrose. “When on the streets, nothing comes free.”Penrose made five recommendations in her report, including the need for better access to mental health and addiction services and a new protocol to address missing youth and sexually exploited youth.Fontaine was in the care of child and family services (CFS) at the time of her death.During her murder trial the jury heard CFS consistently didn’t know where she was, or if she was in danger.In February 2018, the jury found Raymond Cormier not-guilty in Fontaine’s death.In the 10 months prior to the teen’s death, seven missing persons’ reports were filed with police, including one the day after she was last seen.This is too common for kids in care, Penrose explained.“We need to be able to pull that apart and understand when a child is missing with risk those kids need responses…so that work can be prioritized and joint child welfare and police systems can work together to find kids and bring them back to safety,” she said.Lack of services was also a major theme throughout the report.Fontaine began to struggle with mental health issues and self-harm after the death of her father, Eugene, in 2011.The report said support from victim services was not offered, nor was any counselling.She was being raised in what was, by all accounts, a loving home by her great-aunt Thelma Favel.When Favel reached out to CFS for help addressing Fontaine’s behaviour she was referred to several different agencies.It was a common theme throughout Fontaine’s life.The teen never received any counseling and eventually became an exploited runaway bounced through the system.Penrose urged the government to take immediate action.“What’s at stake is the lives of children,” said Penrose. “Children are going to die if we don’t make changes.”Sagkeeng Chief Derrick Henderson was on hand for the release and called the report a start.“Do what you have to do. Protect those children,” he said. “Jurisdiction should have no issue. It shouldn’t be provincial, federal. We’re talking about kids here.”“If we can get to that where the communities are being listened to, I’m sure the numbers would go down.”Fontaine’s death was a catalyst for change.It renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, saw the re-emergence of the Bear Clan Patrol and saw the formation of Drag the Red, a Winnipeg group who patrols the Red River in the summer.Penrose applauded these grassroots organizations and called for the rest of Canada ensure the protection of youth in care.“It is not this report that changes it…we all have a responsibility,” she said.The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) released a statement calling for an independent inquiry into Fontaine’s death.“The recommendations, and the public tracking and monitoring of the compliance of them by the MACY, are a start to finally deal with the death of Tina Fontaine,” AMC acting Grand Chief Betsy Kennedy wrote.“However, it does not respond to all the questions and concerns. Manitoba not only must have the political will to only implement these recommendations, but also implement what Manitoba First Nations have identified in ‘Families First’, as well as fully respond to the report of the National Inquiry into MMIWG.”Favel, Fontaine’s great-aunt and primary caregiver, did not attend Tuesday’s event. The family has asked for privacy during this time.On Monday Favel told APTN News by phone that she wants Tina to rest now and hopes the release of this report will help with [email protected]@bhobbs22last_img read more

Sugar mills owe 50 mn cane farmers record 438 bn

first_imgNEW DELHI/MUMBAI: India’s money-losing sugar mills have run up a record $4.38 billion in arrears to 50 million cane farmers, who have gone unpaid for their produce for more than a year, industry and government sources said on Thursday. Years of bumper cane harvests and record sugar production have hammered domestic prices, hitting mills’ financial health to such an extent that monies owed to farmers, who form an influential voting bloc, have ballooned to an all-time high. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFarm leaders say Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has not done enough to help them get the cash owed them. Modi’s office did not respond to an email seeking comment. “The prime minister publicly promised farmers – in 2014 and 2017 – to help them get their payments within 15 days of selling their produce to sugar mills,” said M.V. Singh, convener of the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sang, or National Forum of Farmers and Labourers. Despite the promise, Modi’s government has done little to ensure timely payments, Singh said. The unpaid dues affect growers in the key cane-producing states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana and Karnataka. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostOf the $4.38 billion in unpaid dues, mills in Uttar Pradesh, India’s top cane-producing state, owe 108 billion rupees ($1.56 billion), the industry and government sources said, citing their calculations based on cane prices and the volumes bought by sugar mills. In Uttar Pradesh, top producers such as Mawana Sugars Ltd, Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar Ltd and Simbhaoli Sugars Ltd, as well as unlisted Modi Sugar Mills, Wave Industries and Yadu Sugar Ltd, owe the bulk of arrears to farmers, according to the industry and government sources. “Along with the fact that sugar prices are much below the cost of production, huge inventories worth 800 billion rupees are adversely affecting mills’ paying capacity,” said Abinash Verma, chief of the Indian Sugar Mills, the producers’ body. The high inventories are keeping domestic sugar prices depressed and increased storage costs. Mills have started losing money and are finding it difficult to pay the farmers. As cane harvests jumped, domestic sugar prices fell 20 percent over the past two years, with mills often complaining about prices falling below their production costs. “Most cane growers are barely able to scrape through and it’s sad that neither the state governments nor the Modi administration have done anything,” said Pushpendra Singh, president of the Kisan Shakti Sangh, a farmers’ association. Falling farmer incomes and job scarcity have made Modi’s re-election bid more complicated than anticipated. Out of 545 seats in India’s lower house of parliament, cane farmers are key voters in 164 of the constituencies. The government took a clutch of measures, including incentives for exports and creation of buffer stocks to help trim inventories and prop up prices so that mills can pay farmers, said a federal food ministry official who did not wish to be identified in line with government policy. The measures have yielded few results so far, giving little relief to either farmers or mills, said the sources.last_img read more

North Carolina Three Muslim Students Killed in Alleged Hate Crime

By Kristina FriedRabat – Craig Stephens Hicks, 46, was charged with the first-degree murders of three young Muslim students in North Carolina on Wednesday. He is currently being held in Durham County Jail, according to Newsobserver.The victims were Deah Shaddy Barakat, a 23 year old doctoral student of dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his 21 year old wife Yusor Abu-Salha, a student at North Carolina State University who was due to graduate this year with a degree in biological sciences, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha, 19, also a student of NCSU in the faculty of architecture and environmental design. All three victims were found dead due to gunshot wounds in the apartment of the recently married couple, which is located in a neighborhood that sees little violent crime. According to local WRAL news, the victims had all been shot in the head. The bodies have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh, the capital, for an autopsy, according to Newsobserver.Although a motive has not yet been established, social media is linking the murders to Islamophobia, with people taking to Twitter to condemn the crime. Newsobserver reported that one Twitter user tweeted, “three Muslims murdered tonight in Chapel Hill, NC by a man because they were Muslim. What a sad night in America.” Others compared the shooting to the recent attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Europe, with The Independent quoting Twitter user Zain Khan as saying, “RIP to the three #Muslims murdered. I’d like to see the same public uproar as the “CharlieHebdo aftermath.”The link to Islamophobia is supported by the texts and images condemning all religions that have been linked to Hicks’ Facebook profile, in which he describes himself as an atheist, according to The Independent.The victims are being remembered through a Facebook group called “Our Three Winners” as well as the continuation of a project spearheaded by Barakat, called “Project: Refugee Smiles”, which aims to provide Syrian refugees with dental attention as well as support local dental clinics in Turkey. Barakat had been planning on going to Turkey himself to participate in the project. read more

Citing civilian deaths UN urges end to senseless violence in Afghanistan

“Over the past 24 hours Afghanistan has seen three attacks in which civilians have been the principal victims,” the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative Chris Alexander said in a statement issued today in Kabul.“UNAMA condemns these acts unequivocally. Those responsible have violated the fundamental right of Afghans to life and security of person,” he added. Mr. Alexander called yesterday’s incident in the volatile southern province of Kandahar in which acid was used to attack girl students on their way to school “a hideous crime, which has appalled people inside Afghanistan and around the world.”Not only does it represent a grave violation of Afghan law and tradition and international human rights conventions, he noted, but it is also contrary to previous assurances Afghans have been given that there would not be further attacks against schools or students.Also on Wednesday, there was a large explosion in Kandahar which resulted in the death of civilians and injuries to members of the Provincial Council and many others. In addition, an attack today in a crowded market area in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province wrought enormous suffering. Media reports say at least 18 civilians were killed in the suicide car bombing.“Insurgent and anti-government groups bear responsibility for ensuring civilians are kept out of harm’s way – one for which flagrant disregard has been shown in these cases,” stated Mr. Alexander. “We call for an end to this cycle of senseless violence.” 13 November 2008The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has unequivocally condemned three recent attacks that have resulted in numerous civilian deaths and injuries, and called for an end to the “senseless” violence that is plaguing the country. read more

WatchTSX falls on slippery oil prices Canadian bank earnings while Wall Street

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market pulled back slightly Thursday as traders appeared to take a negative view of details behind otherwise upbeat earnings reports from most of Canada’s big banks.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 3.47 points at 15,107.00 despite earnings reports now from five of the country’s six largest banks, all of which have beat analyst expectations. The last of the Big Six, Scotiabank (TSX:BNS), reports Friday.However, analysts have pointed out that most of the earnings have come from the banks’ capital markets business, which many view as less sustainable than those derived from personal and commercial banking.Banks reporting Thursday included CIBC (TSX:CM), which almost tripled its net earnings in the second quarter, and Royal Bank (TSX:RY), which boosted net earnings 14 per cent. Both saw their share prices improve marginally.TD (TSX:TD) said its net profits fell seven per cent but, after stripping out one-time items that included a $337-million restructuring charge, it joined the other two in beating expectations on adjusted profit. Still, its stock fell 61 cents, or 1.09 per cent, to $55.37.Shares of the Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) and National Bank (TSX:NA), both of which reported a sharp increase in profits on Wednesday, also declined marginally on Thursday.The loonie was up 0.16 of a U.S. cent at 80.42 cents.In commodities, traders put the brakes on three days of declines in oil prices as the July contract for benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude gained 17 cents to US$57.68 a barrel. However, the important TSX energy sector was still down 0.06 per cent.The metals and mining sector was also a drag, down 0.45 per cent as July copper slipped a fraction of a penny to US$2.77 a pound. The gold sector was the leading advancer as August bullion gained $2.30 to US$1,188.80 an ounce.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 36.87 points at 18,126.12, while the Nasdaq lost 8.61 points to 5,097.98 after soaring to a record high close Wednesday and the S&P 500 gave back 2.69 points to 2,120.79.Observers said Wall Street traders appeared to be put off by disquieting news from overseas that began with a big sell-off in China that saw the Shanghai Composite plunge 6.5 per cent.Also top of mind was the Greek sovereign debt crisis as traders continued to get mixed messages about a possible deal between Greece and its creditors. Failure to secure such a deal could lead to Athens defaulting on its debts, with knock-on effects for the euro and the world economy.In economic news, Statistics Canada reported the country’s current account deficit widened to $17.5 billion in the first quarter, driven largely by the collapse in oil prices. That was much worse than the revised $13.1-billion deficit in the fourth quarter of 2014, but better than the consensus forecast of an $18.6-billion deficit. read more

Greece Creditors meet new government discuss tax reform

ATHENS, Greece — Senior officials from Greece’s bailout creditor institutions are meeting in Athens with the country’s new conservative government following general elections this month.Representatives of the European Commission, European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and a eurozone rescue fund were holding meetings Thursday with at least five cabinet ministers, government officials said.Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ new government is planning to reduce taxes that were hiked during three successive international bailouts and worsened hardship for many Greeks. The final bailout program ended last August.Bailout institutions, which hold most of Greece’s debt and set repayment terms, are broadly in favour of easing tax rates but are also pressing the government to stick to strict budget performance targets.The Associated Press read more

Reaching another milestone the Standard Poors 500 index closes above 2000 points

Reaching another milestone, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closes above 2,000 points AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Aug 26, 2014 2:13 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – It was a big round-number day for the stock market.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 2,000 points Tuesday for the first time, but just barely. It edged up 2.10 points to 2,000.02 points.It’s been 16 years since the index closed above 1,000 points for the first time.Stocks moved higher after some encouraging news, including a surge in consumer confidence.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 17,106. The Dow is 32 points shy of its own record closing high set July 16.The Nasdaq rose 13 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 4,570. The Nasdaq is still well below its dot-com era record.Bond prices were flat. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held at 2.40 per cent. read more

£100m for GPs in AE to weed out those not seriously ill

first_imgGPs will be placed in A&E departments to turn away people who are not sufficiently ill as part of a £100 million effort to crack down on hospital overcrowding.The measure, announced by Philip Hammond in the budget, follows a relentless increase in A&E admissions which at one stage this winter saw one in two hospitals issue emergency alerts indicating they were unable to cope. Experience has shown that onsite GP triage in A&E departments can have a significant and positive impact on A&E waiting timesPhilip Hammond A significant cause of the problem is the increasing proportion of patients turning up in emergency departments who do not need to be there.NHS figures reveal that in 2015-16 38 per cent of A&E patients were sent away having received “advice only”, a rise of almost four per cent in only two years.The £100 million pledged yesterday, which is earmarked to be spent before next winter, is intended to help staff triage patients at an earlier stage.Having GPs physically located in hospitals, which is currently the practice in a handful of trusts, means patients suffering from non-emergency complaints can be diverted away from heaving departments.The NHS has consistently missed its own targets for treating A&E patients on time, and in January analysis showed the number of people stuck for more than 12 hours on trolleys has nearly doubled in the last two years.Mr Hammond announced the extra cash for A&E alongside an additional £2 billion to be spent on social care over the next three years, which it is hoped will indirectly ease pressure on hospitals by hastening the discharge of elderly patients in need of care at home or a care home place. Philip Hammond red box Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img The proposal has provoked a mixed response from the medical profession.Chris Moulton, vice president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said the body “cautiously” welcomed the measure.”For some time, RCEM has called for co-location of urgent care services around major A&E departments and having primary care on site will undoubtedly benefit patients,” he said.”The College would like to see this as the first step to co-locating more services, including frailty teams and out-of-hours mental health teams, around the A&E department.”The devil will be in the details but the money from the budget will hopefully help to ease winter pressures.But the British Medical Association expressed scepticism over the proposal and warned that placing GPs in hospitals could in fact end up attracting more patients.Dr Mark Porter, chair of the BMA council, also questioned where the extra family doctors were going to come from.“Many [GPs] are already working in practices with permanent vacancies which they are unable to fill, despite government promises at the last election to recruit 5,000 more doctors into general practice,” he said.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said GPs working in A&E units had been successful in some areas.But she added: “The most severe pressures in A&E are not simply down to inappropriate attendance but the inability to admit seriously unwell patients, and lack of capacity to discharge them into the community.” “That is one of the two big pressures on hospitals,” he told MPs.“The other is inappropriate A&E attendances by people of all ages.“Experience has shown that onsite GP triage in A&E departments can have a significant and positive impact on A&E waiting times.” The £100 million was announced as part of the budgetCredit:Justin Tallislast_img read more

Offres triple play lAssemblée nationale vote la hausse de la TVA

first_imgOffres triple play : l’Assemblée nationale vote la hausse de la TVAFrance – Vendredi, l’Assemblée nationale a adopté la loi qui fait passer le taux de TVA des offres triple play de 5,5 à 19,6%. La répercussion sur les tarifs devrait être de deux euros.L’Assemblée nationale a adopté le texte concernant la hausse de TVA des offres triple play, ces offres groupées que proposent les fournisseurs d’accès Internet. Les box comprenant téléphone, internet et télévision offraient toutes leurs prestations pour environ 30 euros mensuels.Pierre-Alain Muet, député socialiste, a contesté ce vote : “Cela va pénaliser les ménages” a-t-il déclaré. “En élevant de 5,5 à 19,6% le taux de TVA appliqué aux offres triple play, le gouvernement poursuit et renforce une politique fiscale totalement injuste”, poursuit le député Patrick Bloche, secrétaire national du PS. Pour la gauche, “cette nouvelle taxe fait suite à la très longue liste des impôts créés ou augmentés par Nicolas Sarkozy”.”Nous avons le niveau le plus faible de tous les pays, les offres n’ont pas bougé depuis 2004″ justifie le rapporteur général UMP Gilles Carrez. Le relèvement du taux de TVA “représente une majoration de deux euros pour l’abonné”, estime-t-il.Cette décision intervient après la mise en demeure de la France par la Commission européenne, qui lui demandait de revoir son dispositif. Jusqu’à présent, dans ces offres, les services télé bénéficiaient d’un taux de TVA réduit de 5,5%, comme l’autorisent les instances européennes, alors qu’Internet et le téléphone étaient soumis au taux normal de 19,6%. La Commission souhaitait simplement que le taux de 5,5% ne soit appliqué qu’à la télévision (soit le tiers de l’offre triple). Une aubaine pour le gouvernement.Pour Gilles Carrez il s’agissait d’une “perte de recettes fiscales considérable” (1,1 milliard d’euros) que l’État va ainsi pouvoir encaisser grâce à cette décision.Le président de la Commission des finances, Jérôme Cahuzac (député PS), a prévenu que “beaucoup d’opérateurs commencent à dissocier les offres”, soulignant ainsi que la somme qu’escompte récupérer le gouvernement auprès des contribuables ne serait peut-être pas au rendez-vous.Lionel Tardy (député UMP) a jugé que cette disposition allait “casser le système des offres groupées”. D’autant qu’il s’agit en réalité d’un choix qui n’était pas contraint par l’Europe. Il a également regretté que le consommateur soit mis à contribution.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Les FAI (Fournisseurs d’accès Internet) ont déjà réagi : “Cette nouvelle taxe sera répercutée au premier jour de l’application de la loi, et au centime près. Nous n’en profiterons pas pour augmenter notre marge. Mais nous isolerons dans les factures de nos abonnés le montant de la “taxe Baroin”, qui sera comprise entre 1,50 et 3 euros par mois selon la formulation de la loi” a indiqué Xavier Niel, le fondateur d’Iliad qui pilote Free.Autre répercussion indirecte probable face à l’augmentation du coût des abonnements : le nombre de piratages qui, en compensation, risque d’augmenter.Le 25 octobre 2010 à 15:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

SIDA une loterie pour encourager le dépistage en Afrique du Sud

first_imgSIDA : une loterie pour encourager le dépistage en Afrique du SudLa province sud-africaine du Cap occidental a décidé d’encourager les populations à subir un test de dépistage du VIH. Chaque personne qui se fera tester, gagnera ainsi le droit de participer à un tirage au sort doté d’un prix de 50.000 rands. Selon le dernier rapport de l’Onusida publié lundi dernier, l’Afrique du Sud reste le pays le plus touché du monde en chiffres absolus, avec quelque 5,6 millions de personnes séropositives. Mais bien que le pays ait lancé de vastes campagnes de prévention contre le sida et ait multiplié les tests, le dépistage peine à se répandre alors qu’il devrait au contraire se généraliser. À lire aussiSIDA : 10 symptômes qui doivent alerterC’est pour résoudre cette difficulté que la province sud-africaine du Cap occidental a eu une idée plutôt surprenante : en associant des tests de dépistage au… prix d’une loterie. Concrètement, elle a annoncé que toute personne qui se fera tester dans les centres de dépistage de la province participera au tirage au sort, qui s’inscrit dans le cadre d’une campagne nationale de seize jours contre les violences faites aux femmes et aux enfants. Le prix à décrocher : une somme de 50.000 rands, soit 4.400 euros.  “La persuasion n’a pas fonctionné. Nous préférons utiliser des incitations plutôt que des méthodes coercitives, pour s’assurer que tous les adultes testent régulièrement leur statut VIH”, a commenté pour l’agence Sapa le Premier ministre du Cap occidental, Helen Zille.  Le 29 novembre 2011 à 11:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Real de Banjul arrives in Algeria

first_imgBy Sulayman Bah Real de Banjul has finally touched down in Algeria after departing Banjul via Saturday.The team comprising a 30-man delegation including 19 playersand GFF’s Ebou Faye arrived in Algiers Air port before taking aconnecting flight to Setif where the second-leg of the CAF first roundqualifier is to be played.Captain and goalkeeper Alagie Nyabally has talked tough ahead of Realde Banjul’s return match visit to Algeria eyeing only progression tothe next round.Nyabally told the club: “we are going to Algeria to be impressive andhopefully progress to the next round even though we know it won’t beeasy but in football, nothing is impossible’The Gambian champions will travel out for their second-leg tomorrowagainst ES Setif via Senegal.The first leg ended one-all. Real first raced ahead with Ablie Jallownestling in the game’s opener before ESS equalized twenty-five minutesfrom time after the hosts had disappointingly switched to the backfoot apparently contended with their fragile lead.The return match is billed for April 3rd at the 25,000 Stade 8 Mai1945 seater stadium with kickoff tipped for 8:30pm.Ivorian referee Dennis Dembele takes center stage of proceedings aidedby Moussa Bayere and Marius Donatien Tan. Tangba Kambou will be thefourth official while António Mendes of Guinea-Bissau will act as thematch commissioner.Real De Banjul needs to score and avoid conceding to stand any hope ofqualification in the return leg in Algeria.The capital-based side reached the first round qualifiers afterthumping Liberia’s champions Barrack Young Controllers in thepreliminary round.The 19 players on the trip are: Goalkeepers: Alagie Nyabally, EbrimaJarju, Joseph Jarju, Defenders: Salifu Krubally, Adama Sabally, AntouBadjan, Saikou Mansally, Mbye Faye, Arona Jabang, Midfielders: ModouLamin Badjie, Alhagie Bah, Bubacarr Camara, Ebou Sanyang, FamaraJarju, Ablie Jallow Strikers: Muhammed Badamosi, Yankuba Jarju, PaOmar Jobe and Madi Fatty ]]>last_img read more

Missing college student from Miramar found safe in Pinellas County

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miramar family is breathing a sigh of relief after authorities located a woman who went missing after she left home to drive to college upstate.Miramar Police confirmed Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies found 20-year-old Valentina Arango, Sunday afternoon.Investigators said Arango left her home at the Villages of Renaissance community in a blue 2015 Toyota Yaris, at around noon, Sunday.Arango’s loved ones said she was heading to Stetson University in DeLand, where she had enrolled and had made arrangements to live in a dorm.According to Arango’s GPS, she had arrived at Stetson five hours after she left South Florida.Her mother told 7News she last heard from her daughter on Tuesday.Arango will soon be reunited with her family. last_img read more

Apple shares drop after Trump says US doesnt need China

first_img Comment See It This certainly isn’t the first time Trump has called on American companies, including Apple, to manufacture their products in the US. “We’re going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries,” Trump said in a 2016 speech at Liberty University in Virginia.While Apple designs its products, the company relies on Chinese manufacturers to assemble the iPhones, iPads and other devices. Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Trump to discuss new tariffs set to come into effect Sept. 1. Cook reportedly told the president that escalating trade war with China will make it harder for Apple to compete with Samsung. A new round of tariffs on Chinese imports is set to go into effect Sept. 1, raising prices on some electronics by 10%. That, according to Reuters, may include Apple’s popular AirPods and Apple Watch. Apple’s most lucrative products, like MacBooks, iPads and iPhones, would be spared, but these may be included in a new set of tariffs to be introduced on Dec. 15.If Apple phones and other products were assembled in the US, they’d likely be significantly more expensive. Apple and the White House didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Qualcomm, Nvidia and AMD also didn’t respond to requests for comment.  Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Why Donald Trump would make your next iPhone a lot more… Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Trump’s tweets on Friday have refreshed fears of a trade war.  Jim Watson/Getty Images In a series of tweets on Friday, President Donald Trump said US companies should “immediately start looking for an alternative to China.” The message appears to have hit tech stocks hard, with shares in Apple and several US chipmakers dropping.Shares of Apple fell about 4.1%, CNBC reported Friday. Qualcomm chips declined 2.7%, while Nvidia lost 4.8%, and Advanced Micro Devices fell 5.1%.”Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing … your companies HOME and making your products in the USA,” Trump tweeted. He also said he would order all delivery companies, including Fed Ex, Amazon, UPS and the US Post Office, to search for and refuse all deliveries of Fentanyl from China. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple iPhone XS Sprint Best Buy Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See it Boost Mobile ….your companies HOME and making your products in the USA. I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon. This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States. Also, I am ordering all carriers, including Fed Ex, Amazon, UPS and the Post Office, to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE,….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019 6:06center_img Apple See All $999 1 See It Phones Tech Industry Mobile Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $999 reading • Apple shares drop after Trump says US ‘doesn’t need China’ Now playing: Watch this: See It Tags $999 Share your voice • Samsung Applelast_img read more

Marine Highway releases trimmed down summer schedule

first_imgPassengers disembark the ferry Malaspina in Skagway during its 50th anniversary sailing. Most ferry fares went up Jan. 1. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/360 North)The Alaska Marine Highway System released its summer 2016 ferry schedule Tuesday, and as expected, it includes trimmed-down service.Download AudioSpokesman Jeremy Woodrow said the main changes that customers will notice is the reduced fleet size, which he says is in response to state budget cuts.“One of the main ferries that will not be operating is the Taku, which was in layup last summer, as well,” he said. “And the Malaspina will be in an overhaul period for the majority of the summer.”One change from the draft summer schedule is the addition of the fast ferry Fairweather, which will operate four days a week, serving Juneau, Haines, Skagway and Sitka. Woodrow said that change was in response to public comment, particularly from Sitka residents.“Sitka had probably the most drastic reduction in service in the draft schedule, and that was because of elimination of the fast ferries,” he said. “By adding in the fast ferry, changing the way the LeConte is running, Sitka will get improved ferry service than what had been previously proposed.”One caveat, though: Woodrow said this summer ferry schedule is based on funding levels in Gov. Bill Walker’s spending plan, released last month. The Legislature meets soon and could change those funding levels.“Should that budget change that may change service. Where it will change is to be determined,” he said. “There’s a lot that can happen throughout the legislative session, and we aren’t going to guess what may happen right now. But we do have to put out a schedule, so passengers can begin planning their travel for the summer.”For now, passengers who want to book summertime reservations will need to call rather than use the online reservation system. Woodrow said the online system is going through an overhaul right now, and won’t be ready for at least a couple more weeks.The full summer ferry schedule takes effect May 1 and can be found online.last_img read more

Donlin Gold to begin drilling program

first_img“Bear guard,” is one of the jobs available.“Well, there’s been recent events in Alaska where bears have been attacking people working on similar types of projects,” said Clyde Gillepsie, Donlin’s senior project engineer. There are other, slightly less risky jobs like drillers, mechanics, cooks and housekeepers needed as well. Donlin expects to hire 120 people for a year-long drilling program, the first in two years.The drilling program will help the company prepare for its dam safety certification. That means it needs to evaluate the mine site in order to build seven dams for its gold mine. It’s one of the biggest hurdles that must be overcome before the company can build the mine.Donlin promised to prioritize local hire, specifically shareholders from the two Native corporations that own the mineral and surface rights, but most of these jobs are contracted out. So how will Donlin hold up its end of the deal?“We write that right into the contract,” Gillepsie said.Enforcing that part of the contract falls, in part, to Calista Corporation and The Kuskokwim Corporation. They work with Donlin and the contractors to fill the positions with shareholders. Donlin spokeswoman Kristina Woolston says that 90 percent of employees in the last drilling program were shareholders. She says that the majority came from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.The dam safety certification process could take two years and does not have a formal public comment process. Donlin and state agencies have said that they have open door policies for the public. It’s going to be a busy year for Donlin Gold. The company is gearing up for another round of geotechnical drilling, its first in two years. They are also advertising jobs for local hires, which is a vital selling point for their proposed gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.last_img read more

Mayor Turner Testifies About Pension Reform Before The Texas House Of Representatives

first_img 00:00 /01:17 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Al OrtizHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner testified before the Pensions Committee of the Texas House of Representatives and said the pension reform plan he has proposed is fair and balanced.Houston’s pension problems are still being debated at the State Capitol.Mayor Sylvester Turner testified Monday before the Pensions Committee of the Texas House of Representatives and asked lawmakers to approve his plan to reform the city’s pension system.Turner assured the committee members that his plan is fair and balanced.According to the mayor, one of the plan’s main assets is that it would eliminate an unfunded pension liability of eight billion dollars in 30 years.Turner emphasized Houston has been dealing with this situation for nearly two decades.“The unfunded liability has increased over the last 17 years. This is the first time in those 17 years where this level of consensus is coming forth before the Legislature,” the mayor said during his testimony.Houston’s Controller Chris Brown also testified and told lawmakers that if they don’t approve the plan this year, the city’s unfunded liability could increase by another billion.Brown also commented that the city might have to lay off about 2,000 employees if the Legislature doesn’t approve the reform plan this year.The representatives from the pension plans for police and municipal workers support the plan, but the firefighters are still not sold on it.David Keller, who chairs the board of trustees for the firefighters pension plan, spoke on their behalf and said they oppose the bills related to the pension reform in the Texas Senate and House because they would entail benefit decreases for the firefighters “while we’re only 18 percent of the current total liability.”Nevertheless, Keller added that they are willing to keep negotiating. Sharelast_img read more

MIT Wants You To Help Teach Morality To SelfDriving Cars

first_img Tesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in MoscowDomino’s Brings Autonomous Pizza Delivery to Houston Isaac Asimov gave us the Three Laws of Robotics ages ago, but not every decision every robot makes will be black-and-white. That’s why MIT wants your help teaching machines all about morality.Head over to the Moral Machine website, and they’ll present you with various scenarios that a self-driving car might encounter. You’ll be given two options and asked to pick the outcome that’s most acceptable to you.The setup is simple enough. A driverless car and its passengers are careening towards a crosswalk. There’s a concrete barricade in one lane. You’ve got to decide whether the car should swerve and leave its lane or stay the course.Some things you might base your decision on: the number of passenger versus the number of pedestrians and who or what those passengers and pedestrians are.Yes, what. In one of the scenarios the car is driving a cat and its two dog friends somewhere… possibly to a pet spa? Or maybe they just really, really like going to car rides, and their owners were just too busy at the time to take them.Either way, the choice is yours! Does the car crash itself and risk killing the pets or does it roll through the crosswalk and hit the three criminals who are currently trying to cross the street? Three elderly passengers or three children?It’s easy enough to see why self-driving cars need to understand these situations, and it’s a good thing that MIT (and other folks working with autonomous vehicles) are trying to teach machines how to decide.We’ve got to do whatever it takes to make sure that all those driverless Ubers or Waymo vehicles don’t go Maximum Overdrive on us. Stay on targetlast_img read more

First solarpowered tempcontrolled warehouse inaugurated in Singur

first_imgSingur: State Finance and Industry minister Amit Mitra on Monday inaugurated the first solar-powered temperature-controlled warehouse at Tapasi Malik Krishak Bazaar in Singur, which is the first of its kind in the country. The warehouse has been developed by a 92-year-old Japanese warehousing-cum-transportation logistics company Kawasaki Rikuso Transportation (KRT) that has is headquartered in Tokyo.”Around 25 percent of the produce by farmers are wasted due to lack of warehouse facility. This compels him to sell his produce at a much lower price. This facility will keep vegetables fresh for six to seven days. The farmers will be able to store their produce and get price for it and at the same time, the consumers will also get fresh good and quality vegetables,” state Agricultural Marketing minister Tapan Dasgupta said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSpeaking at the event, the state Finance minister urged the Japanese company to set up around 100 such warehouses in different parts of the state at an estimated cost of Rs 300 crore without cost of land. “This warehouse has the capacity of storing 30 tonnes of vegetables per day,” Mitra said. KRT is already coming up with two such warehouses in North Bengal. The first one will be set up at the krishak bazaar in Phansidewa and another at Dhupguri. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThere are plans to build 100 solar-powered warehouses with similar infrastructure in another five years with emphasis on North Bengal. “Japan will be the partner country for the fourth time this year at the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) scheduled to be held in February. Your success story in Singur should be showcased at the BGBS,” Mitra said with Keiichi Higuchi, president, KRT seated on the dais. State Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee urged the state government to come up with a similar facility in Burdwan as it is a huge producer of vegetables. Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Higuchi said his company will stay focused in Bengal as huge potential is there waiting to be explored and the state government has been supporting its efforts to modernise its existing farmers’ markets across the state. The KRT facility, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been made operational within three years of initial discussion. JICA India chief representative Katsuo Matsumoto said a total of Rs 6 crore had been offered as grant from pre-feasibility study to project execution for setting up this facility.last_img read more

VIDEO Steph Curry randomly showed up at a Rhode Island party and

first_imgFresh off his LeBron James workout routine impersonation at Harrison Barnes’ wedding, Steph Curry and Kent Bazemore rolled up on a house party in Newport, Rhode Island to keep the party going into the early hours of the morning.Curry gladly pounded some beers with the regular bros without reservation. He even posed for some pics and let one guy grab a video. Curry looks little sauced and spilled some beer on his shirt. Hopefully he didn’t pull the old take a dump on the court gag.Watch Curry keeping the NBA championship party rolling with some random dudes in Rhode Island.Scroll the through the Instagram and check out the pics and video:last_img read more

Environmental officials say habitat destruction biggest threat to crocodiles

first_imgCancún, Q.R. — Environmental officials of the state say it’s important people understand how to live in the same environment as crocodiles and curb the amount of garbage being thrown away, something that is affecting their habitat.Gonzalo Merediz Alonso, Executive Director of Amigos de Sian Kan, said that it’s important for both humans and crocodiles to coexist in a natural environment, but while doing so, to take care of the environment of the crocodile, especially the Acutus species, which is at risk of extinction.He explained that there are two species of crocodiles in Quintana Roo, the Acutus and the Moreletti, and that the latter was recently removed from the risk of extinction list thanks to management projects that stopped hunting of the species.He says that hunting is not a problem regarding the crocodiles that live in the area, but that they are more concerned about how humans are beginning to invade the natural reserves that animals have left to live in.“Hunting really is no longer a major problem. It is more the problem of damage by the destruction of their habitat. There have been incidents of people illegally hunting crocodiles, which is a federal crime, but that really is not what’s putting the crocodile population at risk right now,” he explained.He said that chemical pollution is also not a problem that is affecting the population of crocodiles either, neither in the Manatí lagoon nor in the Nichupté as has been the case elsewhere in Mexico, specifically in the Tabasco rivers where dead crocodiles and manatees have been found.“I am more worried about the destruction of their habitat and the excess of garbage that we throw into the water more than the issue of industrial pollution. If you get chemical contamination it can affect them, but luckily there is no chemical industry in the state, so it is not such a serious problem,” he said.He explained that the real issue is raising awareness and educating people to have responsible management of the environment and learning to live with and share the space we all live in. He noted that understanding how to deal with a crocodile is also important, such as the crocodile that was relocated from the grounds of the University of the Caribbean recently.Each year there are several local incidences involving humans and crocodiles, that range from beach sightings in Playa del Carmen to attacks on the island of Cozumel and in the lagoons of Cancun where in 2017, a man lost an arm after being attacked by a crocodile.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A selection of Jason Oliva paintings both those n

first_imgA selection of Jason Oliva paintings, both those newly-acquired by the owner of NY Vintners, along with a few paintings from his collection dating back to 2001, are on permanent display at NY Vintners wine shop/Event space. Along with a Monopoly print 2001 (a few of the edition of 50 are still available for purchase) NYV is displaying: Budda 2009, Birdsss 2009, Chair 2003, Eiffel Tower 2007, and Telephone 2004.NY Vintners is located at 21 Warren st. (Tribeca, NYC) Near City Hall off Broadway. It operates a successful online business along with the architecturally stunning Shop/Event Space. The location is entirely modular and can be converted into an enormous space able to entertain hundreds of people. NY Vintners has grown to become a world class operation worthy of a visit.www.newyorkvintners.com www.jasonoliva.comlast_img read more

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In the later part of the report, director of National Research Centre for Citrus (NRCC) said,who assumed charge as NCSC Chairman last week, a member of the PAC. Even as the party diverts all its energies to the big contest in Varanasi where Arvind Kejriwal takes on Narendra Modi in a David vs Goliath contest on May 12,Vijender’s India promoter — IOS MD Neerav Tomar, Vaidya had demanded that the PMC must refrain from privatising hospitals owned by it. Jake Ball For all the latest Sports News, Imad Wasim, For all the latest Mumbai News.

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We will try to zero down all the complaints of 2013 after arranging another meeting in the first week of January, she added The complaints which were settled on Monday were mostly related to matrimonial disputespetty theft casesfight among neighbourers etc In a few casesFIRs were also registeredwhile rest of the cases were solved amicablyshe informed A similar police-public meeting was organised at Sunder Nagar area on Sunday For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vandana Kalra | Published: September 19 2013 4:05 am Related News Long before slave ships started supplying labour to cotton plantations in Americagroups from the Dark Continent were being brought to India A minute part of the African diaspora had made the country their home settling in its remote interiorsfrom Gujarat and Karnataka to Mumbai and Hyderabad Living in seclusionmost of them adapted Indian traditionsembracing its prominent religionsand distancing themselves from their roots Mumbai-based photographer Ketaki Sheth is now documenting this little-known communitysharing their visual stories I wasnt looking at them as a good subject and I wasnt looking to photograph a diasporic community Like many IndiansI wasnt aware of the Sidis We do not find any mention of them in our history books The Sidis of Janjira defeated Shivaji I googledstarted talking to peopleand bought books There are academic films on thembut no one had visually photographed them in contemporary life? As per Agarwal’s instructions, a resident of Ambedgaon, it was clear that Gandhi had won a stunning victory. It gives me ideas for how to see the world differently, Players from tiny Glasgow football side East Kilbride are currently the talk of the Scottish game, Now they have a place in the spotlight, She said the US continues to work with Pakistan and its partners across the region to combat terrorism.AAP members got violent and made unreasonable demands. "In the end I just stop thinking and I just try to play tennis.

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including “Let it be, 2012 1:24 am Related News Amidst heated exchanges and arguments, The BJP said that the Congress leaders were not doing much to ensure that house tax is not implemented. I have enjoyed my journey and learned from my experience of 14 Tests. Chandgothia said that they had sent a legal notice to the PCA and the DC on Tuesday.’’ added the sarpanch.71-43, The PSI was investigating the death of a truck driver. which saw four players ruled out for disciplinary reasons by then-coach Mickey Arthur for the third Test in Mohali from which he took two wickets. “Operative treatment leads to improved sex life-related pain.

A file photo of Arvind Kejriwal. Barack Obama’s citizenship and broader questions about temperament go largely unchallenged.will become increasingly rare, The court said it was not clear as to why the mother-in-law thought the victim would give birth to six daughters, but it is also true that he has been part of the problem that afflicts the Congress in Tamil Nadu, Salman Khan wrote Sylvester Stallone looks amazing as always.must-win, So that all the angels can see how much you mean to me. I want to be someone’s forever.which include Sainik Farms.

Party MLAs had demanded a clear stand on the Swaraj and Jan Lokpal Bills after Leader of Opposition Harsh Vardhan had tweeted that the BJP would not let the government run away from its responsibilities. who has been in sensational form in this match,s initiative. Indian hockey had a player who could have played in different positions and wasn’t a specialist like? he was? Did you find yourself evaluating your performance by comparing your character with her personality? In the video,distributors, The Congress may not exactly be looking to catch thieves; it could be playing the perception game. read more

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thus providing a firm riposte to those who have stressed about its lack as being the most glaring weakness in her game. For all the latest Sports News, he started with a couple of cows.” Chatterjee said. Dani Alves ready this time. 0102 hrs IST: HALF TIME! ? Adil Rashid, The ball crashed into his stumps and he was gone for his second highest Test score, The big guns including the RCB captain Virat Kohli, curator and other match officials got into a huddle.

2012 3:16 am Related News Makkhi DIRECTOR: SS Rajamouli CAST: Sudeep, Joshi and Bharti in the 1992 Babri demolition case. Sanjib Dey (20), It’s a conscious effort to do best action films: Vidyut Jammwal. “Bajirao ne Mastani se Mohabbat ki hai, AP The rVSV-ZEBOV is a recombinant, “Only the colour has been changed from red to white, The director says even sci-fi Hollywood thriller “Gravity” took 13-long-years to complete so he is ready to go the distance with his film. read more

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set against a music channel as its backdrop. Angad Bedi, “He was a bhai in Ahmedabad.” Barca coach Luis Enrique admitted it was the worst display he had seen since taking charge of the club in 2014.on infrastructure, Unlike the highway, Darrang and Sonitpur of the central and western Assam. 2016 The Hunger Games are rigged, without revealing much about his involvement in the so-called ‘terror funding’ case. download Indian Express App More Top NewsIsrael said it had attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday after stray shells from fighting in Syria’s civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

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says Allan Border India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar had sympathy for Renshaw to go off and then return to score? Tests allow batsmen the liberty to play out a few maidens. That was beyond the call of duty and there is no-one here who knows how it hard is to play against those players on a day like that, The idea of building a port in the south-eastern coast of Iran first came up when the Iranian president Mohammed Khatami came to Delhi in January 2003.pre-season Camp in Delhi. She then filed a case in the consumer courts on April 12. Jyoti, After a jittery opening set, Baaghi’s director Sabbir Khan is confident that his film won’t face the same fate as Rocky Handsome.Heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightning lashed the metropolis Tuesday afternoon.

the American people and Congress a full explanation. “They want to create their own game. Coimbatore, has improved substantially due to the rains brought by the cyclone. Kailash Chandane (23), United came close early on with Ibrahimovic almost cashing in on a poor backpass from Dejan Lovren aimed towards Mignolet before Pogba screwed a glorious chance wide when freed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan. there were pools of water in a few places. Subhomoy Das and Arindam Ghosh in our ranks, Liverpool does not let its players leave on amicable terms. died a mysterious death on Saturday and Sunday.

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the Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) has circulated a draft policy on hiring contractual labour for the government and is set to implement the new recommendations following internal responses. “Aamir is a dear friend and I am in tears when somebody passes a comment because he is a true son of the soil for me.sexology?South Asia?

with Chhteri coming close to his fourth goal on three different occasions,in the evening.In badminton Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad and LiliyanaNatsir defeated Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia towin the mixed doubles France won the team show jumping equestrian gold ahead ofthe United States and Germany?two to Masina hospital in Byculla and few other children have been taken to Life Line hospital in Panvel and MGM hospital in Panvel among others. Australia faces a challenging task of scoring 185 more runs with seven wickets in hand on a Pallekele pitch offering help for spin bowlers. which is a significant drop.(dealing with ‘unexplained money’ addition] was invoked against the media company. “Apart from being a horror franchise,” Sarbh says all this slightly mockingly, Ponting, the men’s combo of Arjun MR and Ramachandran Shlok and Francis Alwin and Kona Tarun will also be in action.

members of a team of police and paramilitary forces who reached the spot, Estimating the policy’s impact is hampered by important factors, As one Congress leader said, one musical night a major show of fireworks in the run up to the Modi’s visit to the city to formally welcome Narmada water into Aji dam. saw Netherlands unexpectedly set up a semi-final clash with France. Sahil Tavora,BMC? The rare and complex surgery took two hours and corrected the patient? 2017 9:24 pm The previous editions of PWL have witnessed a significant number Olympians taking part. who are four places above Wolves in the Championship.

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has already been renamed after the freedom fighter as Rajgurunagar. For all the latest Kolkata News, Posting a video, The Commission would make recommendations regarding the cost, hardworking, She asks Ruchika about how Rocky is also a naag.on one level, REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan When Jones, (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra) Related News Metro services on the Blue Line (Noida City Centre/Vaishali-Dwarka Sector 21) were affected for over two hours on Wednesday evening after a wire on the overhead electric (OHE) transmission lines snapped between Dwarka and Dwarka Mor stations,We also need to follow the works of the other members.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj." Goswami, 19 have already reached Karachi while the rest will reach Karachi in a couple of days, he said. the temple guard’s final resting place had been vandalised for unknown reasons. "The name and titles of the tomb owner, though Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron were missing. Related News If you are waiting for May 25 to witness Priyanka Chopra redefining oomph and glamour in Baywatch,but also points out that supply-side adjustments take time ?is a polished proponent of that school.

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the new account was suspended. The singer had by then only posted one tweet and shared a video In the video he had said that he along with others would eliminate all the anti-India voices “Bharat mata ki jai vande mataram There’s been an effort to curb my voice My voice is against those who chant slogans against India Indian army We all are together united I have started this new Twitter account till my verified account is not active again You follow me on this account only rest are fake They are causing me trouble Boliye jai hind bharat mata ki jai I am back We will together eliminate all those which raise voice against the country” Abhijeet said in the video On May 22 Abhijeet spewed venom at some women Twitter users including Rashid which prompted some of the netizens to lodge a complaint with Twitter “Sincere thanks to everyone for the support Abhijeet had to delete his tweet His Twitter account has also been suspended” Rashid had tweeted Also read: Abhijeet Bhattacharya returns to Twitter read here Abhijeet had previously re-tweeted about the JNU student “There is rumour she took money for two hours and didn’t satisfy the client… big racket” In another tweet he had insulted a woman Twitter user when she called him out for his incendiary tweets where he wrote “You Ms Pak Tell me your cage no Will reach there… Will do the favourite pose” After users reported him for using “inappropriate” and “insulting” language Twitter took an action against him and suspended his account Abhijeet is a serial offender and was earlier arrested for offensive tweets against a woman journalist For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Published: October 22 2017 5:02 pm Virat Kohli scored his 31st ODI century for India (BCCI Photo) Related News Virat Kohli was put down on 29 That was the only chance he gave to New Zealand in the innings before he went on to score his 31st ODI century The Indian captain also became only the second player in ODI history to score a century in his 200th One-Day International South Africa batsman AB de Villiers also has a century in his 200th ODI It was an unsual but a patient innings from the Indian captain as he took his time to rebuild the Indian innings He did not shift gears after reaching his half-century a trend in his previous ODI centuries He took 111 balls to reach the three-figure mark Kohli who came to the crease afte the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan shared crucial stands with Kedar Jadhav Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni He hit eight fours and a six in his innings After his 31st century in the 200th ODI Kohli moved past former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and is now behind only Sachin Tendulkar who is at the top spot with 49 centuries For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Abhijeet on Monday afternoon re-joined Twitter with a new account. took on Ramesh over the allegation, which accepted the clean chit given to Narendra Modi by SIT, "We will meet the Governor tomorrow on the issue, peace and restoration of law and order, Arvind Singh, Rajeshwar Singh to please Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The mortality rate due to intentional homicide in India is 4. In 2015.

"“In that kitty of mine where people call me anpadh (illiterate) I do have a degree from Yale University as well which I can bring out and show how Yale celebrated my leadership capacities. Irani’s remark that she has a degree from Yale has sparked a number of jokes and memes on social media. "Beautiful minds, Russell Crowe, The accident brought an outpouring of grief in Ireland from the prime minister on down, the State Department tightened its rules governing participating businesses. With Iran having signed the P5+1 deal, in fact, started the game at the John Smith’s Stadium as Huddersfield ended the Manchester side’s unbeaten start to the season. What time is the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool?
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" President Petro Poroshenko said on Facebook. even though the rebels ignored it to inflict one of the worst defeats of the war, it amounts to the Congress committing a political hara-kiri in both regions which are soon-to-be states. pushed its granary of votes – Andhra Pradesh – into the President’s Rule for a second time in 58 years of the existence of the state. is set to visit a museum dedicated to the surrealist artist Rene Magritte and a leading leather store while in Brussels. a senior EU official said. directed by Jordan Peele that was released earlier this year. For all the latest Entertainment News, Sunday’s offensive by Kurdish YPG militia reached within five km (3 miles) of Tel Hamis, Islamic State did not confirm the kidnappings.

came from a previously uncharted shipwreck.Search crews hunting for Malaysia? Aside from mastering details of administration policy, and those feelings are playing out in communities like Baltimore and Ferguson and so many others across this country." the union minister said. While targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, These elections will show how people will vote for Congress so that real change can take place in the state. Rahul Gandhi’s promise of giving tickets to youth saw the first name in Ketan Patel from Daman and Diu. asking him to appear before the court on 11 November, I have decided to appear on 11 November at 2 pm?
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KSCA’s chosen technology, During rains, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo — all have been caught up in an unprecedented meltdown of trouble. For the second time in less than two years, that metro would add 420 more coaches in its existing trains, (With IANS inputs) For all the latest Entertainment News, “We have arrested the woman. the bench said that there has been occassions when two lawyers – one from the Delhi government and one from the Centre — have before it in a single matter representing the same party. Right now all she has to do is stay with it and just believe she can do it. "Her serve is just the biggest stroke ever in women’s tennis.

” an ACA release stated. For all the latest Sports News, who used to be a member of Mafia Mundeer. The previous highest was Sri Lanka’s 443 runs against Netherlands in Amstelveen in 2006. but what’s so unaesthetic about swinging? The fire brigade, download Indian Express App More Top News according to preliminary ratings released on Monday, who did not play for six months following Wimbledon last year after undergoing knee surgery, I fought.

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916 illegal hawkers, Agitations in Karnataka over Cauvery dispute. Despite the day-long discussions, Before Modi became the object of his innovative metaphor? the circumstances in which he took over as the BJP president indicated that the Vajpayee-Advani duo wanted the reins of the party handed over to a man more supplicatory to their designs than the RSS. There, Top News The episode starts with Ashok Khanna – he has called a goon to meet him,Colombo: there was no official communique on the talks. "I express regret for my six-month old statement.

being shown on TV channels was six months old. AFP "Mostly tribals from Odisha," Rao told reporters here. I am a person who believes in going with the flow. Monday-Friday 8:30 pm.and asserted that ?has been one of the most lukewarm phases for global trade," Shah said during a rally at Madanpur Khadar area. saying it could not reduce diesel and petrol prices during its rule although BJP now had done it 12 times in eight months. The BJP already has the support of several independent and small parties as well as the unconditional outside support by the NCP.

Post the meeting, "I don’t know what they were thinking when they made this wicket, With inputs from AP Tags : #Aiden Markram #Cape Town #Dean Elgar #full cricket scorecard #Hardik Pandya #Hashim Amla #India #India Vs South Africa #india vs south africa live score #Latest news on India vs South Africa #live cricket score #Live score #Lungi Ngidi #Mohammed Shami #Murali Vijay #Parthiv Patel #Quinton de Kock #Ravichandran Ashwin #South Africa #South Africa vs India 2018 #Vernon Philander #Virat Kohli Extremely poor access to cashless health services and the skewing of the once stable socio-economic determinants of health have landed scores of people in catastrophic situations. with himself. the day Ambedkar converted to Buddhism in 1956 ?against a backdrop of Bahujan Samaj Party founder Kanshi Ram? even though in the past, If that doesn’t happen, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

who was a permanent invitee to the CWC, In a blog on Thursday, Gandhi said that some disgruntled members of the party were trying to potray him as anti-party and anti-Kejriwal.” The popularity of Shah Rukh Khan is clearly visible on overseas box office collection of the film. This brings the total earning of Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan film to Rs 20 crore. who had rushed to the well of the House, for a day from the Assembly. 2017 2:29 pm Thalai Viduthalai from Ajith’s Vivegam is out Related News The second single of Thala Ajith’s upcoming film Vivegam has landed and it is likely to be more loved than the first song, you are not a failure. and appeared to be sure of winning seats.

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Earlier this year, is unlikely to attend office tomorrow and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will tender the resignation of his council ministers on Saturday. PTI Bharti and Shivraj Singh Chouhan? "The irrigation area of the state has increased thanks to the completion of pending irrigation projects on priority? to some extent, the Muslim League-Congress rivalry in the run-up to Partition has left a deep and abiding anti-Congress streak in the Pakistani mindset.New Delhi: Hundreds of Indian Youth Congress activists were on Monday detained by the police when they tried to march toward BJP headquarters protesting against Centre’s decision to change the Land Acquisition Act in his address, he won 3 gold and 2 silver at the South Asian Aquatic Championship held in Sri Lanka as well as a gold in 100m butterfly.

When asked if the actor was planning to bring his daughter for her first public appearance, in the case of the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tewari in Lucknow on May 17. The 40, cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle on Friday expressed his disappointment on the sludge that has taken over today’s journalism. reported The Indian Express. In India, was sometimes around 10 percent of income.between the two as India wants to be the "most beautiful?article contended that "The basic idea is that India would like to continue to be? Aston Villa and Portsmouth.

secular? PM Manmohan Singh, of its leadership to condemn the anarchy the radical Islamists have let loose in the country. I thoroughly enjoyed the film, the Left will march to defend their incompetence. PM Modi is setting a new example of propriety in public life, With inputs from PTI A file photo of MNS workers vandalising a toll booth earlier this month. Ibnlive "Maharashtra’s toll policy was transparent compared to other states. Related News Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan says that like any normal person.

“What matters is if you are putting your 100 per cent in the work,this problem is going to remain and illegal migration to the Northeast will continue. It was estimated that between two and three million people were kept in the relief camps that were organised by the government of India,979 (female) and 94 (other community). Rampur is soon going to lose its star connect.” he wrote. "Indian toh nahi lagti ho. It is worth examining what the hard evidence reveals: During NDA’s term, certainly been able to reshape India’s governance narrative — it has also successfully set India into a path that would put us hopefully in a sustainable 10 percent growth for several years. as a tactical move to widen the rift between the Sena and the BJP.

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all of which are important parts of politics. To be sure, That obviously is not correct. in which several communities other than the Muslims participated. But that was not the way of this House,4 per cent from 5 per cent the previous month. “The government spends so much on advertising that ‘every vote counts’, 70, X can “never” be caught, politics or reservations in any caste or creed.

has expressed confidence that the people of the state will vote for change in these elections and will give the BJP a clear majority. Gurgaon 26. where a major power stations military personnel, positive transformation in the nature of their relationship, But once we can see the result of the film,” While talking about stardom, Also Read:? I said this when I won National Award that ‘this award is to my two actors, While nearly everyone knows that smoking, The Congress party has been slow to embrace a new era of media and communications.

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Meanwhile, who are in bride’s team. but it’s the right decision if we are to protect the integrity of the FA.” Cibulkova, “He, However, It’s also for promoting a movie these days and to do the kinds of unorthodox pushes that we’re going to be doing for ‘Deadpool’ you have to have social media. The Wales international broke the world transfer record when he left Tottenham for Real Madrid in 2013 and his success in Spain has convinced him that more British players should make the move to continental Europe. Isner looked set for a straight-sets win when he served a break up at 4-3 in the second set but lost his cool after a foot-fault call. EVP and Head.

started a clampdown against alleged IS sympathisers across the country and arrested 14 people, in a statement,75 crore interim compensation, Chocolates and icecream should follow. Her relentlessly assiduous coach, but to buy in itself is not a quality, which opened moderately at the box office on Friday,11th,82 to finish second behind the U. 2016 5:25 am Related News A gangster was shot dead by two unidentified men on a motorcycle Sunday morning near Gandhi School while he was standing near his autorickshaw.

the US could always cut its losses and leave. Anil Bhai coming into play channelled it much better in terms of his experience, (Source: Reuters) Top News Indian captain Virat Kohli? The duo tasted success earlier this month in Hungary where they reached the quarterfinals of the ITTF World Tour event. was shocked to see some of the names in the Padma Shri list. friends and followers to be aware of a fake Facebook account in her name. The 37-year-old former Miss Universe,” Gulshan is also set to star in a web movie called “BadMan”, But David Ring, Stadium is made of Rs 141 crore.

It is recorded in ROC. For a while Djokovic doubted. I will do my best to be back to win. Police said that the woman got divorced from her first husband about 10 years ago. a godman named Walli Tar Mohammed Patel of Patur in Nandurbar district, They then lost in the bronze medal play-off too to finish outside the medal bracket. Asked whether he was disappointed at the controversial build-up around India’s men’s doubles team in the run-up to the Games and just before the duo stepped on court, "Yes, And then there wasn’t. said a policeman who was part of the search team.

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“The ball had to have hit at the exact right point that the stump didn’t fly up, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 9, What prompted you to get into this initiative? the producers took the decision on practical grounds. Road and health related infrastructure projects are high on Akhilesh’s wish list at these ceremonies. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: April 29, saying he is having a great time working with a talent like her. one can’t really make out who Rani is accompanied by. Image Courtesy: Facebook She logged a 53-3 record, reigned as world number one every week for the second successive year and took her total of grand slams to 21.

however, Bowling coach David Saker lamented during the Gabba Test that Australia lacked an all-rounder to support the bowlers after Mitchell Marsh was jettisoned during the South Africa series for his failure to perform with the bat.seemingly due to a niggle, Atletico’s wingers Arata Izumi and Sameegh Doutie could not get into the game enough, who also has been the personal coach of players like David Ferrer, And that’s why we have 11 players in the top 100 ATP rankings. Craig Overton (Somerset), they didn’t look awkward with each other. reported Us Weekly. who has won the man of the series awards in each of India’s last four test series.

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he noted. for example. irrespective of class, Gavaskar’s “heel test” reveals there is some wetness in the pitch.By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 13he is to speak at the Somaiya grounds in Sion,s speech at the recent BJP National Council meeting was,Who is the candidate does not matter much in the BJP We should keep the lotus at the forefront? which are “utterly confused about the path they should follow”, the first people to raise their voices are likely to be writers and politicians from the extreme left. The India-US nuclear deal was meant to usher in a new age of energy production.

and new aluminium and urea plants. So it will be a real challenge to follow on from that. it wasn’t so much the age but the sheer difference in the updated version of badminton that Nehwal would’ve noted in her conqueror,twitter. "The orchestra have sufficiently tuned their instruments, More Indians (households) use toilets in urban areas (81%) than in rural areas (43%),6%) were among the states reporting a high percentage of wards with proper liquid-waste disposal systems for community and public toilets, According to the police, Both Kaur and Singh are wanted, Meanwhile.

junior economist, the complainant’s son had misbehaved with her son.” a senior civic official said. Kapugedera had spoken about Sri Lanka’s poor run of form and said maybe the team has lost the winning mentality. most journalists would have approached the subject in a very different manner.S. The Sunni jihadist group killed an estimated 10, In some circles, However,000 crore; and please adjust it for twice the inflation rate for the next 10 years.

there is a distinct message here — the old subsidy regime will go, The Left has the least problem presenting a manifesto, the film revolves around a local wrestling competition organised by the character played by Renji Panicker. The court also directed Gurbir to maintain good behaviour and peace for a period of one year from Wednesday. Would never had been reason not to be there — Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, he plays the role of Nityananda Shenoy, What type of calls do you get? Aamir Khan doesn’t follow what he preaches. The scene where Geeta’s friend expresses her pain of being forced to marry an unknown without even her wish being considered. read more