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Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Local construction company wins bid from City

first_img Improvements coming for Sixth Street and Brush DriveFrom the City of ApopkaAn Apopka construction company is helping the city to complete important public improvements while it saving money.Providence Construction and Development Co. submitted the lowest bids Thursday for two new road projects that will improve vehicle access and public safety in separate areas of Apopka. If awarded, the combined proposals could also save the city more than $126,000 in transportation impact fee funding while still investing back into the local business community and jobs.The city will build more than 900 feet of East Sixth Street – an aged, broken and bumpy section of gravel drive scarred with asphalt patches – between South Christiana Avenue and U.S. Highway 441 near the Highland Manor banquet and wedding facility, which is part of the proposed City Center development. Parallel parking and sidewalks will be added. Storm water drainage will be added, and the eastern part of Sixth Street will be redirected north to create a safer intersection with U.S. Highway 441.“This will be a major improvement for these houses along here,” said Dana Littlefield, who has lived on Sixth Street for 12 years. “Anything for safety, too – we’re good with that.”Apopka received five bids from construction companies on Thursday – the highest estimate was more than half a million dollars. Providence submitted the lowest bid at $399,900, which is about $40,868 less than the next lowest bidder.Brush Drive will provide for much faster emergency response times for firefighters and paramedics stationed at Fire Station #5.The second city road project will build 820 feet of a new road – Brush Drive – on the north side of Apopka between Jason Dwelley Parkway and Rolling Hills Lane into the Rock Springs Ridge residential community. Work will include new road paving, curb and gutters, storm water drainage, a small retention pond, a sidewalk on the south side and a separate 12-foot multi-purpose trail on the north side.For added vehicle safety, a right turn lane will be added to northbound Jason Dwelley Parkway. A left turn lane on Brush Drive will help motorists turning onto southbound Jason Dwelley.Brush Drive will have a stop sign at Jason Dwelley on the west. To the east, it will connect with an existing intersection that was constructed years ago inside of Rock Springs Ridge. The new road will provide another transportation connection into the large community. More important, it will provide significant safety benefits.Brush Drive will provide clear access and a sidewalk to allow children to safely walk to nearby public schools. Many children currently cut through the woods in this area.The City of Apopka also will begin construction soon for a new fire station just south of there – at Fire House Lane and Jason Dwelley. Brush Drive will provide for much faster emergency response times – firefighters and paramedics currently must drive north of this area to enter Rock Springs Ridge.The City of Apopka received bids from five construction companies to build Brush Drive. The highest bid was more than $600,000. Providence submitted the lowest bid of $361,985 – more than $86,000 less than the next lowest construction bid.Providence has worked on other municipal projects in Apopka including improvements to Yothers Road and an interior road at the Northwest Recreation Complex. The Apopka company is a subcontractor for one of Garney Construction’s projects – Apopka’s new wastewater reclamation facility on Cleveland Street.Providence owner Timothy Dennard said that ongoing construction work in the Apopka area provides him less cost to mobilize and prepare workers and equipment for new local jobs like Brush Drive and East Sixth Street. The result: lower bids, and better savings to the City of Apopka.Brush Drive and East Sixth Street improvements are expected to be completed by the end of this year. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here TAGSCity of ApopkaRoad Improvements Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleApopka Police Department replaces teenager’s stolen bike Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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Manhattan Urban Residence / Kern Architecten

first_imgArchDaily 2020 Photographs The Netherlands Projects Save this picture!© Rob van Esch+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Architects: Kern Architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Team:Paul ZuidbergBim Engineer:Daniel AckermansContractor:Bouwbedrijf JongenEngineer:Van de Vorm engineeringMep & Hvac Consultants:TrajectWind Consultant:PeutzAcoustic Consultants:Koumans & PartnersTechnical Installations:HomijFire & Safety Consultant:GBBLandscape Design:Compositie5 landschapsontwerpCity:RoermondCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rob van EschRecommended ProductsGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformArmchairsZeitraumCompact Lounger – Nonoto LoungeText description provided by the architects. The design of the tower was inspired by a simple contradiction in context. On the ground level, the main orientation is focused on the promenade and the harbour. While getting higher the main orientation shifts towards the river and the landscape. This contradiction literally created the twisting form of the tower. By creating a stiff round core, with an elevator and stairs, it was possible to rotate the apartments while getting higher.Save this picture!© Rob van EschThe balconies make this rotation visible and create a playful shape. The tower seems to turn and look out over the river. Giving the tower a focus and yet being orientated towards all directions. The round facade is cladded with metal so the round shape is accented by different shades when the light hits the facade.Save this picture!© Rob van EschSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Rob van EschStanding right near the water, the tower adds a new element to the skyline of Roermond. It forms a landmark for a new urban development focussed on the harbour. The tower has 38 luxury apartments, the smallest being 118m² and the biggest over 200m².Save this picture!© Rob van EschThe first levels have 3 apartments per level while the higher levels have 2 apartments per level. With the stiff core and the bearing exterior walls, each apartment can be designed completely to the personal wishes of the owner. Beneath the promenade is a parking garage with two parking places for each apartment.Save this picture!© Rob van EschProject gallerySee allShow lessBackroads Buildings In Search Of The VernacularArchitecture BooksI never met a straight line I didn’t like.Architecture BooksProject locationAddress:Roermond, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments Jorrit van de Laar, Ben Wolters Year: center_img Lead Architects: Manhattan Urban Residence / Kern ArchitectenSave this projectSaveManhattan Urban Residence / Kern Architecten CopyApartments•Roermond, The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Schöck, Plastica, Balqoon Photographs:  Rob van Esch Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Manhattan Urban Residence / Kern Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeKern ArchitectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookRoermondThe NetherlandsPublished on January 23, 2021Cite: “Manhattan Urban Residence / Kern Architecten” 23 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Win for charity in damages case ‘good for sector’

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A recent civil damages claim brought against a charity for an injury to a climber at an activity centre has been decided in favour of the charity.Charities should have ‘no reason to fear costly and damaging compensation claims’ according to a leading liability underwriter, if they take steps to asses risks of their activities and make reasonable efforts to keep individuals safe.The case was brought by a novice climber who suffered serious injuries after falling while taking part in an activity. Lord Justice May said in the Court of Appeal that “he chose to indulge in activity which had inherent dangers, not because the premises were in a dangerous state”.Lindsay Gray, senior liability underwriter at Ecclesiastical Insurance said: “Provided that charities adopt a proportionate and sensible approach to risk they can be content that the law is now taking a more reasonable and sensible approach to accidents like this – an accident does not of itself demonstrate that negigence has occurred.“Life is full of risk. We’ve got to accept that some activities have greater risk than others. To stop them altogether would seriously disrupt a charity’s fundraising or even threaten their future. The benefit of doing the activity far outweighs the risk, which is often relatively small.” Win for charity in damages case ‘good for sector’ Howard Lake | 26 June 2008 | News Tagged with: Law / policy  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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U.S. Ethanol Imports from Brazil Down in 2013

first_imgEthanol is primarily used as a blending component in the production of motor gasoline. The United States and Brazil are the two largest producers and exporters of ethanol in the world, with ethanol being produced from corn feedstocks in the United States and sugarcane in Brazil. Starting in 2010, growing corn harvests and limited growth in the domestic ethanol market led the United States to become a net exporter of ethanol and the world’s leading supplier. At the same time, decreased sugarcane harvests in Brazil led to significant reductions in Brazilian ethanol output and a reversal in traditional ethanol trade patterns, as U.S. volumes began entering Brazil to meet domestic demand. SHARE Facebook Twitter Brazilian ethanol production recovered in 2012. This reduced Brazil’s need for U.S. ethanol imports, while Brazil exported significant volumes to the United States, largely due to growing U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets. In addition to the RFS, the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) creates an incentive to import sugar-based ethanol from Brazil because of its lower carbon intensity, seen in imports of ethanol into the West Coast from Brazil. By Gary Truitt – May 5, 2014 The remaining volumes of ethanol imported into the United States from other countries came from Canada or countries that have facilities to convert hydrous sugarcane ethanol originally produced in Brazil to anhydrous ethanol for the U.S market. U.S. ethanol imports enter the country primarily on either the East Coast (PADD 1) or West Coast (PADD 5). West Coast imports of ethanol averaged 30% of total U.S. imports. Despite the geographic disadvantage of shipping Brazilian ethanol to the West Coast compared to other U.S. regions, imports into PADD 5 continued to benefit from the advantage that sugarcane ethanol provides in meeting the California LCFS. The California LCFS regulates the carbon intensity (CI) of gasoline and diesel fuels sold in the state. Depending on the production process, Brazilian sugarcane ethanol has among the lowest CI values of any fuels currently available for meeting the LCFS target.In 2013, the United States imported 306 million gallons and exported 622 million gallons of ethanol, the latter of which was the third highest annual total on record. The United States remained the world’s largest supplier of fuel ethanol, despite high corn prices and increased domestic demand. Canada received more than half of all U.S. ethanol exports, with its total reaching 325 million gallons last year. U.S. exports to Brazil fell to 33 million gallons, as increasing volumes of Brazilian ethanol were available for domestic consumption. U.S. ethanol exports made their way increasingly to other countries in Latin America, as well as Europe, the Middle East, and new destinations in Asia and Africa. U.S. ethanol was exported for the first time to the Philippines and Tunisia, and large volumes of U.S. ethanol were sent to the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Peru, and Western Europe.The trend in 2014 is for the United States to remain a strong net exporter of ethanol, with the potential for substantially larger levels of exports, given the recent abundant corn crop and EPA’s proposed reduction in domestic RFS targets. While favorable blending economics are likely to drive domestic ethanol demand, the United States is likely to remain the world’s leading ethanol supplier. U.S. ethanol import volumes in 2014 will likely be contingent on a combination of Brazilian sugarcane yields, final advanced biofuels RFS targets, and imported volumes of competing advanced biofuels, such as renewable diesel. Facebook Twitter Home Energy U.S. Ethanol Imports from Brazil Down in 2013 Brazilian ethanol output typically peaks during the fourth quarter (October-December) of each year. In the fourth quarter of 2013, Brazil had a record sugarcane harvest and increased ethanol production. However, U.S. imports of ethanol from Brazil fell by 95% compared with the fourth quarter of 2012, when drought in the United States pushed domestic production to record low levels. Another major driver was the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of proposed reductions to 2014 RFS, as well as growing volumes of biomass-based diesel imports. U.S. Ethanol Imports from Brazil Down in 2013 SHARE U.S. imports of sugarcane ethanol from Brazil fell by 40% last year, to 242 million gallons. Because Brazil is the largest source of ethanol imports into the United States, this drop led the United States to be a net exporter of the product for the year. Export volumes of corn-based ethanol to Brazil declined, but were more than offset by higher export volumes to Canada and a number of other countries. Although the net level has varied from month to month, since 2011 the United States has both imported ethanol from and exported ethanol to Brazil. Previous articleIndiana Hits 20 Percent of Corn PlantedNext articleCorn Growers Still Optimistic Despite Slow Planting Pace Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Journalists still hunted down nine years after September 2001 purges

first_img Reports RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision EritreaAfrica September 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists still hunted down nine years after September 2001 purges News January 13, 2021 Find out more April 14, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case The Eritrean authorities continue to gag all forms of free expression and recently arrested another journalist as he was trying to flee the country, Reporters Without Borders said today, on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the start of a brutal political purge in Asmara on 18 September 2001. The organisation wrote to the British authorities yesterday urging them to prosecute one of the purge’s organisers, who now lives in Britain.Journalist Eyob Kessete of state-owned radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Amharic-language service was arrested at some point during the past summer as he was trying to cross the border into Ethiopia. It is not known where he is now being held. After his first arrest for trying to defect at the start of the summer of 2007, he was held in several prisons until relatives obtained his release in late 2008 or early 2009 by acting as guarantors.The fate of around 20 other imprisoned journalists is still cloaked in the same oppressive official silence. There is still no news, for example, about Said Abdulhai, a journalist who was arrested during the last week of March. It is still not clear where Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaac of the now-closed daily Setit, who was arrested on 23 September 2001 in Asmara, is being held. A new collection of his writings, entitled “Hope – The Tale of Moses’ and Manna’s Love and other texts” is to be unveiled next week at Sweden’s Göteborg book fair.The September 2001 round-ups, the closure of all the privately-owned media and the arrests of the main newspaper publishers began a period of terror from which Eritrea still has not emerged because of the intolerance and paranoia of its leaders. Nowadays, there are no independent media, foreign reporters are unwelcome and journalists working for the state media must enthusiastically peddle government propaganda and, if they cannot follow orders, they have no choice but to flee the country.Reporters Without Borders wrote yesterday to Scotland Yard’s War Crimes Department to ask about the state of its investigation into Naizghi Kiflu, an Eritrean citizen resident in Britain. As information minister and presidential adviser at the time of the 2001 crackdown, he could be arrested and prosecuted under article 134 of the 1988 Criminal Justice Act, which punishes torture.In May 2008, Reporters Without Borders issued a report entitled “Naizghi Kiflu, the dictatorship’s eminence grise” that detailed the role he played in Eritrea’s repressive apparatus. Read the report .Eritrea has come last in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the past three years. It is ranked 175th out of 175 countries. The onetime hero of Eritrea’s liberation struggle, President Issaias Afeworki now oppresses his people and has become Africa’s most ruthless dictator. He is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom” .Sign the petition for the release of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea .Picture : President Issaias Afeworki (Reuters / Ho New) RSF_en Organisation EritreaAfrica to go further Follow the news on Eritrea Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Forest Roads to Close Saturday Due to Snow Forecast

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Los Angeles County Public Works Department has advised that based on the forecast of snow and icy road conditions, it will close public access to the following road segments in the Angeles National Forest effective Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 1:00 a.m.:• Angeles Forest Highway, between Aliso Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road• Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, between Angeles Crest Highway and Angeles Forest HighwayLocal access will not be permitted until the road closures are lifted. The closures will remain in effect until the storm system has passed and the roads have been inspected.Residents and motorists are urged to visit the CARE website at for further updates on road conditions, or sign up to receive instant notifications through Public Works’ eNotify system at Residents and motorists can also follow Public Works @dpwCARE for additional information on road conditions.Residents, business owners, and persons with access or functional needs may also call 2-1-1 for LA County information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods, debris and mudflow. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24-hours a day and 7-days a week. 211 LA County Services can also be accessed by visiting latest #1 Forest Roads to Close Saturday Due to Snow Forecast Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 4:16 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Fannie Mae Reperforming Loan Sale: Open for Bids

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Fannie Mae Reperforming Loan Sale: Open for Bids Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News A day after announcing the winners of its fifteenth non-performing loan sale, Fannie Mae has announced the beginning of its twelfth sale of reperforming loans as part of the company’s ongoing effort to reduce the size of its retained mortgage portfolio. According to the GSE, sale consists of approximately 16,600 loans, having an unpaid principal balance of approximately $2.6 billion. Fannie Mae recently announced the winner of its fifteenth non-performing loan sale, which included 4,300 loans totaling $770.13 million in unpaid principal balance (UPB), divided among four pools. The winning bidders of the four pools for the transaction, expected to close on July 23, 2019, were Igloo Series IV Trust (Balbec Capital, LP) for Pool 1, MFRA Trust 2015-1 (MFA) for Pool 2, Elkhorn Depositor LLC (Roosevelt Mortgage Company, LLC) for Pool 3, and VRMTG ACQ, LLC (VWH Capital Management, LP) for Pool 4. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae’s NPL sales are part of the FHFA’s three strategic goals as conservator of the Enterprises, including maintaining foreclosure prevention activities and credit availability, reducing taxpayer risk, and building a new single-family securitization infrastructure, the Unified Mortgage Backed Security.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac marked the completion of their Single Security Initiative with the launch of the UMBS on June 3.“UMBS is the result of close collaboration with FHFA, Freddie Mac, Common Securitization Solutions, and hundreds of housing finance stakeholders and we congratulate all involved on this achievement,” said Renee Schultz, SVP, Capital Markets, Fannie Mae in a statement. “We remain focused on ensuring that all market participants continue to make a smooth transition to UMBS and maintaining a highly liquid housing finance market.”The terms of Fannie Mae’s reperforming loan sale require the buyer to offer loss mitigation options designed to be sustainable to any borrower who may re-default within five years following the closing of the reperforming loan sale. In addition, buyers must report on loss mitigation outcomes.Bids for the sale, marketed in collaboration with Citigroup Global Markets, Inc, are due on July 11, 2019.  Qualified bidders can register here. Fannie Mae Reperforming Loans 2019-06-13 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Reperforming Loan Sale: Open for Bids Subscribe June 13, 2019 2,977 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Previous: Ability to Close Remotely Now Available Next: Two Bills Approved to Reform, Reauthorize NFIP Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Seth Welborn Tagged with: Fannie Mae Reperforming Loans Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Surgery cancellations at LUH as Covid escalation plan implemented

first_img WhatsApp Previous articlePeople’s behaviour is why Donegal is on Level 4, says GPNext articlePayment concerns as thousands of jobs to go in Donegal tonight News Highland Twitter Surgery cancellations at LUH as Covid escalation plan implemented By News Highland – October 15, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital says they are seeing a steady increase of Covid patients at the hospital and measures are being taken to ensure that ICU is adequately staffed and operational. Escalation plans have been implemented at the hospital and in order to sustain that, staff will be have to be sourced from other departments.This means some elective surgery at the hospital is being deferred.Latest data shows that there are currently 16 people with Covid-19 being treated at Letterkenny University Hospital – two of them being treated in ICU.Manager Shaun Murphy spoke on today’s Nine Til Noon Show:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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Florida woman pulls alligator out of pants during traffic stop

first_imgTriggerPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — A Florida woman pulled a small alligator out of her pants during a traffic stop Monday morning, authorities said.The unidentified woman showed an officer the reptile when asked, “Do you have anything else?” She also had 41 three-striped turtles in her vehicle, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called to the scene and has taken over the investigation.A spokesperson for the state agency did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment Tuesday morning.Florida is home to more than a million gators, and the animals are protected under state law. It is illegal to kill, injure, capture or posses alligators without a permit.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Intra-population variability of the non-breeding distribution of southern giant petrels Macronectes giganteus is mediated by individual body size

first_imgLiterature reports that body size can be associated with latitudinal distribution, for instance larger animals inhabit higher latitudes and colder habitats. This rule can be applied for species and populations within a species. The potential influence of body size on non-breeding distribution and habitat use at the intra-population level was investigated for southern giant petrels Macronectes giganteus (Gmelin) from Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands. The non-breeding distribution of 23 individuals was tracked, and total body length, culmen length, wing length, wing load and body mass were measured. Positions of core areas were used to estimate the latitudinal distribution of each individual. Smaller individuals were found to be associated more with lower latitudes, where warmer conditions and more coastal and productive waters prevail, whereas large males were associated more with higher latitudes, with colder conditions near sea ice caps, presumably feeding on carrion or preying on penguins. This association reflects a latitudinal gradient, with smaller individuals positioning themselves towards the north, and larger individuals towards the south. In this case, body size, individual distribution and habitat use were found to be associated, highlighting the importance of studying potential effects of individual body size on the ecology of seabirds.last_img read more

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Aurora in the Polar Cap: A Review

first_imgThis paper reviews our current understanding of auroral features that appear poleward of the main auroral oval within the polar cap, especially those that are known as Sun-aligned arcs, transpolar arcs, or theta auroras. They tend to appear predominantly during periods of quiet geomagnetic activity or northwards directed interplanetary magnetic field (IMF). We also introduce polar rain aurora which has been considered as a phenomenon on open field lines. We describe the morphology of such auroras, their development and dynamics in response to solar wind-magnetosphere coupling processes, and the models that have been developed to explain them.last_img read more

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Damen Completes Build of Two FCS 5009 Patrol Vessels

first_img View post tag: Maritime Back to overview,Home naval-today Damen Completes Build of Two FCS 5009 Patrol Vessels Damen Completes Build of Two FCS 5009 Patrol Vessels January 15, 2015 View post tag: 5009 View post tag: two View post tag: completes View post tag: FCS View post tag: vessels Industry news View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: build DSCT has prepared the vessels for outfitting with Sea Rogue weaponry; a system that includes a 20mm cannon forward of the wheelhouse and two 12.7mm Browning guns fitted respectively port and starboard of the wheelhouse. The Sea Rogue can be operated by a hand controller and has an accurate target-tracking feature. Working with manufacturer Reutech, DSCT can install the weaponry in a matter of days. “The FCS 5009 is deliverable in two formats. It can be either a fast crew supply ship or a security patrol vessel,” says DSCT Chairman Sam Montsi, explaining that, though the vessels are complete and ready to go, they still possess flexibility. DSCT is able to carry out the final conversion for either option within a matter of weeks. They are also the first in their class to be outfitted with MTU engines that offer a lighter weight-to-power ratio for increased speed. “What this shows is the flexibility of Damen vessels,” continues Mr Montsi. “Even though we build for stock, the design of the vessels means they are capable of accommodating a range of different features to match specific requirements.”The completion of the FCS 5009 Patrol boats and the opening of Shed 9 with its additional capabilities mark the start of a new phase for Damen Shipyards Cape Town and demonstrate the strength that comes with being a member of one of the world’s leading shipbuilding groups. Press Release View post tag: Damen View post tag: Patrol Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has completed the build of two FCS 5009 Patrol vessels, the first of their type to be built in South Africa. Another of the same class is already in operation with the Cape Verdean Coast Guard. “This continues our policy of building in Africa for Africa,” said Friso Visser, Sales Manager Africa for Damen, “and its makes us very proud to see our South African facility maintaining the Damen tradition of building technically advanced vessels to the highest standards. The versatile FCS 5009 Patrol boats have consistently shown themselves to be an ideal solution for patrolling an EEZ. They have low operational costs, are very fuel efficient, have a competitive purchase price and, crucially, are easy to maintain. Overall, they provide a reasonable Total Cost of Ownership, making them attractive to countries that have a requirement to patrol an EEZ.”last_img read more

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first_imgSOUTHWEST INDIANA CHAMBER HOSTS THE ANNUAL MEETING & DINNERFEATURING  WALTER MCCARTY & YEARLY BUSINESS AWARDSEVANSVILLE, Ind. The Southwest Indiana Chamber will host the Annual Meeting & Din­ner from 5 pm to 8 pm at Old National Events Plaza.Annual Meeting & Dinner signifies the change in board leadership. We celebrate successes of the past year, look ahead to a new year and honor local business and their leaders. At this signature event, awards are pre­sented to the most outstanding businesses and individuals of the year including Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year. This event attracts Chamber Members, elected and appointed officials, key community leaders and our strategic partners. This event is the largest Chamber networking event of the year.This year we are very pleased to announce our keynote speaker will be UE men’s head basketball coach Walter McCarty. New this year! An online silent auction will be available for participation to benefit the Southwest Indiana Chamber Foundation.Gold Sponsor: Vectren; Silver Sponsors: BKD CPA’s & Advisors, Deaconess, Old National Bank and 106.1 KISS FM, My 105.3 WJLT, 99.5 WKDQ, News Talk 1280 WGBF-AM, 103 GBFAbout Southwest Indiana ChamberSince 1915, the Southwest Indiana Chamber has been a trusted ally of the regional business community. Today we are one of the state’s largest, strongest, and most impactful nonprofit business organizations, representing a total membership of more than 1,500 businesses, organizations, and agencies. About one-third of members have invested in our organization for 10 or more years. While nearly all major employers in our region invest in the Southwest Indiana Chamber, 71% of our member businesses have 25 or fewer employees.Learn more about the Chamber, our members, and the Southwest Indiana regional business community at 318 Main St., Suite 401, Evansville, IN 47708.# # #FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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The Bayonne Youth Soccer Association Girls U11 Lightning soccer team wins…

first_imgThe Bayonne Youth Soccer Association Girls U11 Lightning soccer team has done it again. This is the third season in a row they have won their Northern Counties Soccer Association flight.The Lightning team went 8-1-1 in league play scoring a league best 37 goals led by Gracey Iszczyk with 20 goals. The team only allowed 12 goals the entire season behind a 5 game shutout performance by the goalie, Katie Mulcahy.The Lighting team is coached by Joe Galano with Assistant Coach Sal Gaetani.last_img

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Rapha Wellness Center opens in Bayonne

first_imgBayonne Mayor James M. Davis will preside at a ribbon cutting for Rapha Wellness Center’s grand opening at 2 p.m. on March 29, 2019. The event is free and open to the public.Dr. Hanna has been practicing in the Bayonne area since 2010, treating patients suffering from acute and chronic pain due to orthopedic and neurologic conditions and sports-related injuries. In 2013, he founded the Ignite Physical Therapy & Wellness Center in Bayonne.Rapha Wellness Center is a unique facility where leading physical therapists, occupational therapists, acupuncturists, a chiropractor, and a dietitian work together to provide patients every type of scientifically proven treatment they need in one place.In many cases, several different factors contribute to pain and mobility issues, from injury, illness, and surgery to aging or a change in weight. Rapha Wellness Center offers multiple forms of therapy to address all of them with the right therapy at the right time to ensure an effective recovery.Rapha Wellness Center offers free consultations. Patients can schedule appointments or get more information by calling 888-NJ-RAPHA or 201-455-6691, emailing [email protected], or visiting Adults and children in the Gateway Region who suffer from chronic pain or behavioral, physical or occupational conditions have a new place for healing that goes deeper than any one therapy or approach.Rapha Wellness Center is a new, 4,500-square-foot adult and pediatric physical therapy and healing wellness center in Bayonne founded by Rimoun Hanna, Doctor of Physical Therapy. Its professional staff offers physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, sensory intergration therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, cryotherapy, weight management, medical and sports massage, and sauna therapy.last_img read more

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3663 adds to Whites

first_imgFoodservice company 3663 is adding a number of products to its Whites range. Three new pavé loaves – perene, walnut and multigrain – are based on a rustic-style French bread.They are suitable for sandwiches or to accompany soups. They need to defrost for 90 minutes at room temperature and are then baked for 11 minutes at 200?C. All are delivered in 9x450g packs.Whites has also added a Belgian chocolate cheesecake to its line-up. The cheesecake is sold frozen and is pre-cut into 14 portions. Each portion should be defrosted for two to three hours in a refrigerator at around 5ºC.[]last_img read more

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Fox’s makes crisp move on Rocky

first_imgFox’s Biscuits has added a new biscuit bar to its Rocky range. The new Rocky Crispy Crunch has been described by the firm as a “rugged and textured biscuit bar”, which is covered in milk chocolate and contains wafer and biscuits bits.It joins Rocky Chocolate and Rocky Caramel in a bid to drive further growth in the chocolate biscuit bar (CBB) sector.According to Fox’s CBBs command the largest share of the sweet biscuit market at 26% (Nielsen MAT to w/e 12.06.10).Rachel Moffatt, brands sector director for Fox’s, added: “Following its highly successful relaunch last year, the current Rocky portfolio continues to grow in popularity, up 6.5% Nielsen MAT to w/e 12.06.10, whichhas led to the development of Rocky Crispy Crunch.” The launch will be supported by in-store media, price promotions and PR activity.last_img read more

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Khruangbin Announces 2018 Fall Tour

first_imgKhruangbin has confirmed a new set of fall tour dates in support of their sophomore album, Con Todo El Mundo. The outing will bring the band through much of the West Coast as well as parts of the Eastern Seaboard between November 6th and December 12th.Khruangbin’s newly announced dates will put them back on the road a month after they wrap up a tour in support of soul and R&B singer Leon Bridges. That run will kick off on August 9th at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, marking the trio’s debut at the picturesque Colorado music venue.Known for their laid-back, instrumental brand of world music, Khruangbin has been slowly built up its fanbase over the past five years. The group released its debut album, The Universe Smiles Upon You, in 2015 to much critical acclaim, while their latest effort, Con Todo El Mundo, was released earlier this year. Last week, the trio put out a new music video for the the single “Cómo Me Quieres,” which appears on Con Todo El Mundo.Tickets for all of the fall tour dates (except Oakland) will go on sale on June 15th. More fall dates will be announced in the near future. Khruangbin Fall Tour Dates:August 9 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheater ^September 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre ^September 12 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl ^September 14 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu ^September 15 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield ^September 16 – Vancouver, BC @ PNe Ampitheater ^September 18 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company ^September 20 – Saint Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre ^September 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion ^September 24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom ^September 25 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre ^September 27 – Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach ^September 28 – Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts – Wilfrid Pelletier Hall ^September 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore ^October 3 – Washington, DC @ Anthem ^October 4 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena ^October 5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^October 6 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^November 6 – Phoenix AZ @ Van BurenNovember 7 – Las Vegas NV @ VinylNovember 9 – Oakland CA @ Fox TheatreNovember 10 – San Diego CA @ Observatory North ParkNovember 11 – Los Angeles CA @ The WilternNovember 17 – Portland OR @ Crystal BallroomDecember 1 – Columbus OH @ Newport Music HallDecember 8 – Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn SteelDecember 11 – Raleigh NC @ Lincoln TheatreDecember 12 – Atlanta GA @ Variety Playhouse^ supporting Leon BridgesView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Finding rhythm in reverence

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.If one mission of a minister is to bring people together, Aric Bernard Flemming Jr., M.Div. ’19, was born to the role. Only, perhaps not precisely in the way he or his family envisioned.The son and grandson of pastors, Flemming began preaching in his grandfather’s Atlanta church during his freshman year at Morehouse College. Flemming’s father, for whom he was named, had been poised to take up the leadership of the church when he was killed by a drunk driver in October of 1993. His son was born five months later and, as he finishes his degree, seems destined to take up the family mantle.Flemming’s pastoral agenda is, thus, personal as well as professional, but, for a while at least, he has other plans. “For a long time, I have wanted to do music,” says Flemming, who both sings and composes. “But growing up, there was always a disconnect between being able to do music and do ministry,” he explains about his grandfather’s church, “If you were a preacher, you couldn’t sing, and if you were a singer, you couldn’t preach.”Flemming was musically active through high school, singing with a rap group that released an EP. When he went to college, however, he believed he had to put away such dreams. In their place, he looked for ways to turn individuals into reverent communities. At Morehouse, he befriended other young preachers with whom he practiced honing his ministerial skills.“Before I knew it, I was ready to actually develop a whole sermon,” says Flemming. “I had them inside of me. My grandfather knew it the entire time.”Flemming’s skill and determination flourished at Harvard Divinity School, in terms of both secular and spiritual leadership: he has served as vice president of the Harvard University Graduate Council and as a seminarian. When a group of students sought a black worship service, he helped create the Black Student Ministry, which is now sponsored by the Memorial Church. He cited the diversity of the Harvard community as helping him grow spiritually as well as intellectually: “Moving away from exclusive practices and seeing value in everybody, in the sacred dignity of every human being.” As Commencement approached, he talked about upcoming plans to facilitate a BGLTQ Bible study with the BGLTQ office.“Students are spiritually hungry,” he says, reflecting on his experience as a proctor and in the Office of Student Life. “I’ve seen students in need of spiritual spaces where they can engage.”Flemming had originally intended to continue this work by pursuing a doctorate. When he decided on a master’s, however, he realized he had a year to himself. Committed to another season as a proctor in Wigglesworth Hall, he is giving himself over to what he calls his “year of creativity.”“I’m just going to pour myself into my art and not really worry about the future,” he says. “Performing, recording, writing — just everything I can get my hands on, I’m going for it. I’ll probably never have a wide-open opportunity like this again,” adding that moving from the structure of academia to a world of artistic exploration is “scary, but I have to find courage to go forth in this. It’s a real leap of faith.”Flemming has already released several songs on Spotify and recently made the move to iTunes. He points out that music is an extension of — rather than a diversion from — his ministerial outreach.His music, he says, “is rooted in my gospel self. It’s rooted in where I come from and the preacher in me. I’m writing the songs but they’re really sermons.”Citing as influences the gospel-rooted soul and rhythm and blues of artists like Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross, he has come to believe art can create another kind of sacred space.“What I’m realizing,” he says, “is that I want a spiritual experience for everybody who comes in contact with my music.”Preaching, he explains, is not that different from singing. “I want to bring those methods to a concert space,” he says, “where we can create a euphoria within a moment, a collective experience for everybody.“I feel like that is spirit. I feel like that is God. I feel like that is everything about just being in community with people and having a shared experience.”This upcoming musical year may not be what Flemming or his family had initially expected. It is in many ways, however, the culmination of his time at Harvard Divinity School. When he receives his diploma, he will see his father’s name in his. “I want to carry him,” he says, as he makes his own first steps into his future.“Harvard Divinity School has been very, very instrumental in working through my own identity,” says Flemming. “Harvard Divinity School has helped to not only shape my identity, but has helped to shape how I understand people and life, living, and spirituality.”last_img read more

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Panelists reflect on history, tradition of Sisters of the Holy Cross

first_imgViewing injustices through the lens of those who endure mistreatment can help realities click and breakthroughs come into focus, Sister Mary Turgi said at a panel discussion about the Sisters of the Holy Cross, which took place in Rice Commons on Thursday.Turgi said her role as director of the Holy Cross International Justice Office affords her the rewarding opportunity to attend to relevant societal issues and develop action strategies.“[The Sisters of the Holy Cross] have a very strong and long-standing commitment to working toward systemic change,” she said. “That tends to be where our congregation has done the most work.”The irrepressible desire to seek avenues for reform, Turgi said, motivates her congregation to address issues such as human trafficking, climate change and immigration.“We have a number of corporate stands, one on water as a human right,” she said. “Even though I trained as a mathematician, most of my ministries in my 54 years in the congregation have been working in some form with social justice activities.”The Holy Cross International Justice Office, she said, has promoted what it considers to be worthy causes ever since its conception.“Back in the late 1990s, there was a movement among the congregation to bring some project together that would really, really force our unity and our working together, and a committee was set up to organize that,” Turgi said. “The idea of creating an office that would support the idea of justice surfaced very quickly, and after a lot of discussion and dialogue, they decided that that’s what they would do. … In total, we serve 20 countries in the world.”Senior Katherine Soper said she has observed firsthand the love and dedication that radiates throughout the Holy Cross community. As a first year, she joined an organization known as Friends with Sisters, which promotes bonding and camaraderie between students and sisters by allowing them to share conversations and meals.“For those of you who haven’t been over [to the convent] for dinner, it’s amazing,” she said. “You sit in that room, and you know you’re just surrounded by women of God who are doing everything that they can to support human dignity — which is, I believe, the bottom line of social justice.”The sisters’ support and encouragement, Soper said, led her to apply for the Uganda Summer Practicum — a service-oriented study abroad program that allows education and nursing majors to work alongside sisters in the Moreau Nursery and Primary School and the Kyembogo Holy Cross Health Centre.“My time in Uganda was eye-opening,” she said. “I saw the sisters going each and every day and giving their all and looking at those students in the eyes and believing in them and telling them ‘You don’t know what your future is. You don’t know what God’s plan is for you, but let’s take the first step right here by learning two plus two.’”Senior Therese Dudro also partook in the Uganda Summer Practicum, though she assisted Holy Cross nurses at the health clinic — an opportunity she said she learned of during the first tour she took of Saint Mary’s and one that swayed her college decision.“I just knew that I wanted to do that,” Dudro said. “[The sisters] don’t ask for anything in return. They just do it out of love because they know Christ’s love, and they want to share it with everyone.”Dudro said observing the sisters’ grace and compassion under all circumstances showed her how to embrace the unexpected.“Every day, [the sisters] walk into that clinic, and they don’t know the challenges that they’re going to be faced with, but they face them with smiles on their faces, and they just exude love wherever they go,” Dudro said. “They fight for all their patients.”The sisters exemplified selflessness and recognition of a common humanity, Dudro said. “We had some patients whose families could not afford the care that we were giving, but the sisters do not care,” she said. “They said ‘No, your child is getting this treatment. You’re not going anywhere. We don’t care what you’re going to say. We’re going to treat the patient.’”Soper said the sisters’ influence was not solely academic or medical, for their spiritual example resonated with the students too.“I’ve never seen anyone pray as hard as those students do,” she said. “The joy they show in their faces while they’re praying was very inspiring and makes the work that the sisters are doing and that Saint Mary’s students are able to experience there worth it.”Tags: Friends with Sisters, Kyembogo Holy Cross Health Centre, Moreau Nursery and Primary School, Sisters of the Holy Cross, Uganda Summer Practicumlast_img read more

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United States Senate passes Travel Promotion Act

first_imgThe United States Senate passed the Travel Promotion Act (TPA) late last week by a vote of 78-18. The House already passed the bill which is now on its way to President Obama who is expected to sign the bill into law sometime this week.   This is a major accomplishment for the hospitality industry, said Vicky Tebbetts, Vice President of the Vermont Chamber s Hospitality Council. This legislation is important for the continued growth and success of the travel and tourism economy in Vermont and across the United States.    The TPA will aggressively promote international travel to the United States by creating a public-private partnership campaign to market the country as a premier travel destination with the goal of increasing the number of international visitors. The Vermont Chamber s Hospitality Council commends Senators Patrick Leahy, Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch for supporting the Travel Promotion Act and recognizing the important role the tourism industry plays in Vermont, Tebbetts added.The Vermont Chamber s Hospitality Council would like to thank Congressman Welch for his efforts in getting this important piece of legislation passed. At the urging of the Vermont Chamber s Hospitality Council, Welch joined the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus last summer in order to represent Vermont s vibrant hospitality industry.  Welch is one of nearly 100 members in the Caucus which has worked on the Travel Promotion Acts of 2007 and 2009, promoting the brand of America to the rest of the traveling world and increasing international travelers to the United States.  In 2007, visitors made an estimated 14.3 million person trips to Vermont for leisure, business or personal travel and direct spending by visitors for goods and services totaled $1.6 billion. In addition, visitor spending entirely supports an estimated 37,490 jobs for Vermonters (approximately 12% of all jobs in our state).The TPA aims to create 40,000 new jobs in the United States to handle the 1.6 million new visitors to this country.  Travel represents 40 percent of fine dining restaurant sales in the United States, 25 percent of both family and casual dining segment sales, and 15 percent of quick service sales.  This industry also employs 13 million Americans.Source: Vermont Chamber of Commerce. 3.1.2010last_img read more

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Challenges for Change school budget reduction targets $23.2 million

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Education mailed FY2012 individualized education spending reduction targets Monday to each supervisory union, supervisory district, and the three technical center districts across the state, as required by Act 146 of the 2010 Legislative session. Overall the recommendations are for a 2.34 percent reduction across the state in education spending in order to meet the goal of saving $23.2 million dollars. District-level recommendations range from a 0.5 percent reduction to a 2.68 percent reduction.The determinations were made at the district levels, but aggregated to the supervisory union level as the law requires. The determinations considered factors outlined in the law, such as per pupil spending, student-to-staff ratios and demonstrated fiscal restraint. The department examined data from the past four budget cycles on· total education spending,· spending per equalized pupil,· student enrollment to direct instruction staff,· direct instruction staff to administrative staff,· and student enrollment to administrative staff. ‘We expect most school districts and supervisory unions to take these recommendations seriously,’ said Commissioner Vilaseca. ‘And they will do their best to meet them, just as they responsibly reduced spending last year. This is new territory, both for our department and for local school districts.’The boards of each supervisory union and district shall notify the commissioner on or before December 15, 2010 whether their combined budgets will meet the recommended reductions. By January 15, 2011, the commissioner shall report to the legislative education committees the total projected amount of FY2012 budgets, with a detailed proposal by which the Legislature can ensure the targets will be met.See Page 76, sections E1 and E2, for this specific requirement at is external). A complete explanation of the formula begins on the following page.Challenges for Change School Budget Reduction Targets Calculations Brief overview of methodologyFor any given data element, the percent change between any two consecutive years was calculated (i.e., the percent change in netted education spending from FY2010 to FY2011). Percent changes were capped at plus or minus 50 percent to compensate for very large percentage changes resulting from small changes in very small districts. Additionally, some data were either clearly entered incorrectly or not entered at all, resulting in very large or low percentage changes.The four years of data resulted in three percentage changes. Those three changes were averaged for a district. Again, to accommodate small districts, the averages were capped at plus or minus one standard deviation from the mean. As supervisory unions are different from school districts and perform different functions, a separate mean and standard deviation was calculated and used for supervisory unions and supervisory districts. School districts and the three technical center school districts used a mean and a standard deviation based on their combined data.The resulting average (capped if necessary) was divided by the relevant group mean to normalize the data. This figure became the weight for any given factor. The exception was the factor for direct instruction FTEs per administration and support staff FTEs. That factor had a low mean for the school district and technical center (0.15%), resulting in disproportionately large weights for a modest average (e.g., with a mean of 0.15%, an average of 10% results in a weight of 67). Therefore, the DI per Admin & Support weight was decreased by a factor of 0.50 to mitigate the effect of the small mean.Weights from the various factors were aggregated. To account for the varying magnitudes of education spending (Burlington versus Eden, for example), the total weights for a district were multiplied by the ratio of the district’s netted education spending to the netted education spending as a whole.Some districts had a negative total weight, resulting in a negative factor after applying the relative netted education spending factor. Statistically, it is valid to add a constant to transform the negative values to positive. This was done by adding a constant of 1 to all weighted totals. This result was then multiplied against the ratio of the required $23,200,000 reduction versus the netted education spending total (2.348%), to give a weighted percentage for reduction.That weighted percentage was multiplied by the netted education spending for all districts, SUs, SDs, and technical center districts. The aggregated targets for the State exceeded the $23,200,000, so a reduction factor of the legislated target divided by the calculated target state total was applied to each district, bringing the targets to the $23,200,000 figure.Source: Vermont DOE. 8.4.2010 is external)center_img OverviewSection E2 of Act 146 of the 2010 Legislative session specifies that FY2012 education spending will be reduced by $23,200,000 from the FY2011 level, while achieving the outcomes for education listed in section E1. The commissioner of education is directed to develop reduction targets for each supervisory union and technical center school district.These targets were developed by looking at the member districts of supervisory unions, the supervisory unions themselves, and the three technical center school districts. Additionally, supervisory costs for Supervisory Districts were removed from the school costs (e.g., supervisory costs for the Montpelier Supervisory District were removed from the Montpelier School District costs).Entities excludedSchool districts excluded from these targets were districts that:did not operate a school and tuitioned all grades;belonged to a union school and tuitioned all other grades;were members of two unions offering combined grades K ‘ 12;were members of joint school agreements as individuals but data were aggregated to the joint school level and were included; andunorganized towns and gores.Data elementsData used were the most recent available for the following elements and are as reported by the districts:education spending (FY08-FY11);equalized pupils as calculated with the maximum allowable 3.5% loss (FY08-FY11);enrollments (FY07-FY10); andteacher / staff data (FY07-FY10)direct instruction ‘ all licensed teachers in the classroom;administrative and support staff ‘ central office staff personnel for both school and general administration, including paid teachers aides.Education spending for school districts was decreased by supervisory union assessments, costs for grades tuitioned, capital debt, and costs for technical center students.Factors usedThe above data elements were used in the following six factors:netted education spending (after removal of aforementioned costs);netted education spending per equalized pupil;enrollment per direct instruction staff FTEs;enrollment per administration and support staff FTEs;direct instruction FTEs per administration and support staff FTEs; andnetted education spending as a percent of total netted education spending, applied to the aggregated weights from 10 – 14.last_img read more

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Green River Takeover

first_imgAnother Women’s Green River Takeover is on the books and it was bigger and better than ever. We had a total of 78 women put on and paddle the Upper Green together, with 32 of those women continuing through the Class 5 Narrows section.The idea behind the event is simply to get as many women as possible out on the water together in an effort to connect all of the amazing lady paddlers in the area and increase camaraderie and support in the community. It’s about meeting new friends, mentors and role models in the community. It’s about smiling.daniel-brasuell-dsc02421The day wouldn’t be the same without the assistance of the world’s finest shuttle bunnies. The help of these men should not be understated. They volunteer their time for the day to help out with shuttles, but in a bigger picture way, are there to show their overwhelming support of the women’s kayaking community. These guys are awesome.chad-blotnerIn addition to getting the women’s kayaking community together, the Takeover is also about remembering and channeling the spirit of Shannon Christy, a friend and fellow lady kayaker who we lost to the river a few years ago.Shannon always had a big smile on her face, and made sure you knew that “you are beautiful.” At the end of the Takeover, we do a big raffle with prizes donated from the event’s numerous sponsors to raise money for the Shannon Christy Memorial Fund, a fund that supports organizations and grants that build confidence and empower women and girls in our communities. This year we raised $2,800 for the fund, which was over 3 times as much as we have in the past.chad-blotner-7786This day really wouldn’t be possible with out the support of so many people and so many companies through their assistance with logistics, shuttle vehicles and raffle prizes. Thanks to all of the sponsors and shuttle drivers for supporting this community event. A special thanks to Dagger Kayaks and Adventure Technology paddles for being the main sponsors of the Takeover and continuing to provide the support to keep this event happening every year. I’m looking forward to next year’s Green River Takeover which I expect will be even bigger and better.last_img read more

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Colombian Minister States FARC Fails at Ceasefire

first_img On November 26, Colombian Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Pinzón, said that the guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) did not comply with the ceasefire announced on November 19 in Cuba, around the peace talks being carried out with Juan Manuel Santos’ government. “There is evidence showing that they have not complied with the dispositions,” Pinzón told daily El Tiempo from Bogotá. The official also said in the interview that the insurgents “historically have lied to Colombia over the years.” “I hope they would negotiate and, once and for all, declare a permanent ceasefire,” he added, after pointing out that “the Military and Police forces will remain constantly vigilant.” This was the minister’s response to the FARC, which accused Pinzón of sabotaging the peace talks from Havana on November 25. Regarding Pinzón’s accusations, the FARC’s 36th Front and Western Block sent communiqués, in which they confirmed their commitment with the truce, even though the 36th Front took responsibility for an attack on two energy towers, arguing that they were not aware of the ceasefire order. “The attacks on the energy towers in Reposo, municipality of Campamento on November 20, took place because the ceasefire order had not reached the guerrilla unit that was in charge of these actions,” they claimed. Santos’s government did not join the ceasefire, and from the beginning, stated that the Military forces would not stop combating the insurgents and other illegally armed groups while the talks aimed at ending the armed conflict with the FARC were taking place. By Dialogo November 29, 2012last_img read more

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Colombian Navy launches first domestically manufactured vessel

first_img Other Navy ships built in Colombia “What we have today with this ship, which is 100 percent designed, manufactured and built in Colombia, is the dream of many people who put their hearts, hands, minds and efforts to transform steel into monuments for the homeland, peace, development and security,” said Pinzon. Thanks to the construction of these and other vessels, the Colombian naval industry is respected throughout the world by countries which purchase vessels manufactured in the country. The main mission of the Punta Espada will be to carry out maritime interdiction, patrol and surveillance operations in Colombian waters. Security forces will use it to detect, intercept, and inspect suspicious vessels. . “At the tactical and operational level, Colombia has responded to a number of needs that conflict and drug trafficking have been creating,” said Néstor Alfonso Rosania, a security analyst at the Center for Studies in Security, Defense and International Affairs of Colombia. The Armed Forces of Colombia will continue to receive the best available equipment and technological tools “because they are the ones who have put Colombia on a path towards peace,” the defense minister said. Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón, and the commander of the National Navy, Admiral Hernando Wills, presided over the launching ceremony of the Punta Espada in Cartagena. “Colombia has entered a select group of countries that have the technology and knowledge to build these kind of vessels,” said Rear Adm. Roberto Sáchica, the president of Cotecmar. The ARC Punta Espada – the first CPV produced entirely in Colombia – touched water for the first time October 31. It was produced by the Science and Technology Corporation of Naval, Maritime and Riverine Industry Development (Cotecmar) in conjunction with the Social and Enterprise Defense Group (GSED), which is part of the Defense Ministry. By Dialogo November 28, 2014 “The coastal patrol boat responds to needs from armed conflict and transnational drug trafficking It will provide the Navy with more mobility and achievements in operations against threats facing the country. This boat is not only fundamental to Colombia’s Navy, but it is also important to the Colombian military industry at the international level.” “It is a great start that this patrol boat is already sailing,” Rosania said. “This boat is the result of scientific and technological development that the Colombian government has been implementing in recent years. The Navy understands the need to build vessels to monitor both oceans and prevent drug trafficking from continuing in these areas. Authorities are concentrating their efforts on developing new technologies to combat threats of transnational crime and various related offenses.” “What we have today with this ship, which is 100 percent designed, manufactured and built in Colombia, is the dream of many people who put their hearts, hands, minds and efforts to transform steel into monuments for the homeland, peace, development and security,” said Pinzon. The Colombian military industry has built other Navy vessels. For example, in February the Colombian Navy launched the ARC 20 de Julio, the largest ship built in the country. It was designed and built by Cotecmar. For example, in September 2012, Brazil bought four LPR-40 patrol boats which were manufactured in Cartagena. It is important and interesting that countries like Peru and Colombia are becoming more technical with respect to the Navy. I read about ESMERALDA, a Chilean sailing vessel in AGORA, which until now was the largest, but according to what I read now it will be the UNION. Congratulations to both governments for their interest in becoming one of the big players in this area. Your information is very timely. I work in the National Port Security Commission in Honduras as head of Port Security Audits (APIP in Spanish)… I hope you continue to contribute with more information. “I congratulate everyone who has contributed to these projects, which were no simple feat,” Pinzon said. “These are projects that carry the vision of great people of this country, officers, non-commissioned officers, engineers, sailors and good Colombians, who have visualized Colombia’s real and strategic capacity in naval and maritime matters for several years.” “It is a great start that this patrol boat is already sailing,” Rosania said. “This boat is the result of scientific and technological development that the Colombian government has been implementing in recent years. The Navy understands the need to build vessels to monitor both oceans and prevent drug trafficking from continuing in these areas. Authorities are concentrating their efforts on developing new technologies to combat threats of transnational crime and various related offenses.” The main mission of the Punta Espada will be to carry out maritime interdiction, patrol and surveillance operations in Colombian waters. Security forces will use it to detect, intercept, and inspect suspicious vessels. . The ARC Punta Espada – the first CPV produced entirely in Colombia – touched water for the first time October 31. It was produced by the Science and Technology Corporation of Naval, Maritime and Riverine Industry Development (Cotecmar) in conjunction with the Social and Enterprise Defense Group (GSED), which is part of the Defense Ministry. Other Navy ships built in Colombia Thanks to the construction of these and other vessels, the Colombian naval industry is respected throughout the world by countries which purchase vessels manufactured in the country. “At the tactical and operational level, Colombia has responded to a number of needs that conflict and drug trafficking have been creating,” said Néstor Alfonso Rosania, a security analyst at the Center for Studies in Security, Defense and International Affairs of Colombia. “The coastal patrol boat responds to needs from armed conflict and transnational drug trafficking It will provide the Navy with more mobility and achievements in operations against threats facing the country. This boat is not only fundamental to Colombia’s Navy, but it is also important to the Colombian military industry at the international level.” Improving Colombia’s strategic capacity The Punta Espada will help the Armed Forces continue on that path. Military officials appointed Naval Lt. Cmdr. Henry Mauricio Barón Franco as the patrol boat’s commander. He will take command of a vessel that measures 45.25 meters in length, 7.1 meters in beam and 1.84 meters in draught. It can accommodate a crew of 23 people, and is powered by two diesel engines which drive a fixed pitched propeller. It’s also outfitted with a 25-mm caliber cannon and two 60-mm caliber machine guns. Colombia’s security forces recently obtained an important tool in their fight against international drug trafficking – a coastal patrol vessel (CPV). Improving Colombia’s strategic capacity Colombian manufacturers used global technology to build the patrol boat, which has the capability of refueling rapid response boats. The Punta Espada will help the Armed Forces continue on that path. Military officials appointed Naval Lt. Cmdr. Henry Mauricio Barón Franco as the patrol boat’s commander. He will take command of a vessel that measures 45.25 meters in length, 7.1 meters in beam and 1.84 meters in draught. It can accommodate a crew of 23 people, and is powered by two diesel engines which drive a fixed pitched propeller. It’s also outfitted with a 25-mm caliber cannon and two 60-mm caliber machine guns. “Colombia has entered a select group of countries that have the technology and knowledge to build these kind of vessels,” said Rear Adm. Roberto Sáchica, the president of Cotecmar. The Armed Forces of Colombia will continue to receive the best available equipment and technological tools “because they are the ones who have put Colombia on a path towards peace,” the defense minister said. Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón, and the commander of the National Navy, Admiral Hernando Wills, presided over the launching ceremony of the Punta Espada in Cartagena. The Colombian military industry has built other Navy vessels. For example, in February the Colombian Navy launched the ARC 20 de Julio, the largest ship built in the country. It was designed and built by Cotecmar. Colombia’s security forces recently obtained an important tool in their fight against international drug trafficking – a coastal patrol vessel (CPV). “I congratulate everyone who has contributed to these projects, which were no simple feat,” Pinzon said. “These are projects that carry the vision of great people of this country, officers, non-commissioned officers, engineers, sailors and good Colombians, who have visualized Colombia’s real and strategic capacity in naval and maritime matters for several years.” For example, in September 2012, Brazil bought four LPR-40 patrol boats which were manufactured in Cartagena. Colombian manufacturers used global technology to build the patrol boat, which has the capability of refueling rapid response boats. last_img read more

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Two join Foundation

first_img T wo join Foundation The Bar Board of Governors has appointed Miami attorney George F. Knox and reappointed Sarasota attorney and former Young Lawyers Division President Michael Faehner to seats on The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors.The two will serve three-year terms beginning July 1. The board acted at its February meeting in Tallahassee. April 1, 2006 Regular News Two join Foundationlast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Nov. 26

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRegulate location of stores selling CBDThe Nov. 20 Gazette article on the proposed CBD oil store in Niskayuna should raise some real concerns. The article pointed out that the difference between hemp and marijuana is the percentage of THC.Ms. Sosnow articulated all the concerns every parent should have regarding this shop being so close to the high school. You can be sure that when the governor gets recreational marijuana legalized in New York state that these CBD distributors will be selling it.Unfortunately most of the towns in Schenectady County do not have regulations where these CBD or marijuana shops can be located. The only town in the Capital District that does is Clifton Park.I brought this issue to the Rotterdam Town Board earlier this year, but they have taken no action to control these shops. These shops have no place near schools, parks or any place young children are. CBD by any other name, is still marijuana.Robert J. GodlewskiSchenectadySupport moratorium on D’burg solar sitesAt the Nov. 14 Duanesburg Town Board meeting, Supervisor Rodger Tidball provided residents with an opportunity to protect their property values when he announced the possibility of a six-month moratorium on utility-scale solar power plants.I have been requesting this assistance since July, when inadequacies in the town of Duanesburg solar law became apparent during the planning review of two 5 MW solar plants to be sited at 13590 Duanesburg Road.This site is less than one mile from a third approved solar facility. If all three power plants are built, my home will be adjacent to 75 acres of solar panels for the next 30 years.Other residents need to be aware that our solar laws do not prohibit this density of solar development.The best way to protect your investment in Duanesburg is to attend the Town Board meeting on Dec. 12. We must demand that the town enact the moratorium so that stronger solar laws can be written that will protect our property values. Join the Facebook group Duanesburg Neighbors to keep informed.Lynne BruningDuanesburgFind better ways to help cities in needGloversville residents should be indignant again for being ignored by the governor’s $10 million downtown revitalization award, this time to Utica.Gloversville is still trying to dig out of the depression left by the glove industry departure. While its charming old-time downtown architecture survives, roofless buildings remain to be removed, while sewage infrastructure is in need of replacement.Rather than one large, grandiose award, struggling upstate cities would be better served by handing out million-dollar awards to 10 cities, even if annually.It seems the governor is using this pot of gold for political purposes rather than to help the needy.David ChildsJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

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UK agents need to throw off their blinkers

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Flexible Thalys supplements

first_imgWITH the aim of making Thalys services more accessible to passengers travelling between the Netherlands and Belgium, a Flexi Supplement valid for two months is available until December 13. With the new product, passengers holding full-fare international tickets can board a Thalys service where the train manager will allocate them a seat, although purchasing the supplement does not guarantee a place. The Thalys Flexi Supplement is priced at 10 guilders for Comfort 1, used in conjunction with a first class ticket, and costs 6 guilders for Comfort 2. olast_img read more

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Norwegian oil fund blacklists China’s ZTE Corporation

first_imgNorway’s sovereign wealth fund has divested one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies over allegations of corruption and bribery.The NOK7.1trn (€742bn) Government Pension Fund Global’s Council on Ethics last year investigated ZTE Corporation, listed on the Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges, over concerns it was responsible for gross corruption, as defined by the fund’s own exclusion guidelines.In a statement, the fund’s manager, Norges Bank Investment Management, said its executive committee felt it was inappropriate to exercise its ownership rights to bring about change and instead opted to divest its stake worth NOK85m, accounting for just 0.15% in voting rights.The Council’s report from June last year noted the company had been sent a draft version of its report but had not commented in the findings, which listed allegations of corruption in 18 countries. The report adds: “All corruption allegations against ZTE of which the Council is aware relate to the payment of bribes to public officials to secure the award of contracts.“In 2012, ZTE’s representative in Algeria was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for corruption in connection with a contract won by ZTE in the country.”The report points out that, following the sentencing of the representative in Algeria, the company was barred from bidding for public contracts for two years.It also cites allegations of corruption in Zambia, Kenya, the Philippines, Myanmar, Nigeria and Liberia, and claims “large” commission payments were passed to the prime minister of Papua New Guinea.The decision to exclude ZTE from the sovereign fund’s investment universe comes only a month after it decided to remove Alstom from its observation list after previous concerns over corruption.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to recommendation by Council on Ethicslast_img read more

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PGGM to invest €880m in specialist reinsurer

first_imgThe €215bn Dutch asset manager PGGM is to invest $1bn (€880m) in a new reinsurer to be established in cooperation with Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe.The joint venture, named VermeerRe and also based in Bermuda, will reinsure US properties against natural disasters such as flooding, storms, tornadoes and earthquakes.In a joint statement, PGGM and RenaissanceRe said the Dutch firm would be the sole investor, taking an initial stake of €528m. This will be extended with an additional €352m “to pursue growth opportunities” next year.PGGM is the asset manager for the €206bn Dutch healthcare scheme PFZW. According to Eveline Takken-Somers, senior director of credit and insurance-linked investments at PGGM, the investment would increase PFZW’s current 2% allocation to insurance-linked securities to almost in line with its strategic allocation target of 2.5%.She added that the insurance investment contributed to the desired diversification within PFZW’s entire investment portfolio, and would also have an attractive risk-return profile, “as a financial crisis is no natural disaster”. Flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. VermeerRe will provide reinsurance to US properties for natural disasters.In a position paper, PGGM said that the risk exposure of the investment could be assessed in detail because of the “short contracts, sophisticated models and abundant data available”.Aditya Dutt, president of Renaissance Underwriting Managers, said the deal “continues our 20-year track record of creating and managing joint ventures that match well-underwritten portfolios of risk to diverse sources of capital”.PGGM and RenaissanceRe said that VermeerRe had received an A-rating for financial strength from US ratings agency AM Best, and had obtained approval in principle to be licensed and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority as a Class 3B reinsurer.VermeerRe will be managed by Renaissance Underwriting Managers. RenaissanceRe – founded in 1993 – also has offices in the US, the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and Singapore.PGGM’s insurance track recordPFZW started investing in insurance in 2006. According to PGGM’s Takken-Somers, the holdings generated an annual return of 7% on average since then, even delivering a positive result in 2008.Takken-Somers highlighted that the portfolio’s purpose was also to accrue financial buffers for unpredictable events, and explained that PGGM’s risk exposure was comparable with that of its catastrophe bonds allocation.She said PGGM has focused on building strategic partnerships with top-tier reinsurance companies to improve access to and selection of risk since 2014.“We seek efficient implementation of our investments as we believe this leads to superior returns,” she added.Earlier this year, PGGM invested €352m in LeoRe, in a private transaction with reinsurer MunichRe. LeoRe insures the financial impact of natural disasters in America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.According to Maurice Wilbrink, spokesman for PGGM, the structure of LeoRe was different from VermeerRe as it involved a catastrophe bond issued in a partnership with MunichRe.last_img read more

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Petrofac wins well services deal with Siccar Point

first_imgPetrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business has added to its well engineering portfolio with the award of a contract from an independent exploration and production company, Siccar Point Energy.The three-year agreement, which includes options to extend, is estimated to be worth up to $95 million over the term, Petrofac said on Monday.The contract includes provision of well operator and well engineering project management services including supply chain management, for Siccar Point’s operated assets West of Shetland. Under these terms, Petrofac will be responsible for all new well work and the ongoing integrity management of existing well stock.Petrofac will also deploy its well project management software WellAtlas, which supports the entire well management and delivery agenda.Commenting on the award, Nick Shorten, Managing Director for Petrofac Engineering and Production Services in the Western Hemisphere, said: “We are delighted to have secured this significant new scope with Siccar Point Energy and very much look forward to supporting them in successfully delivering their ambitious exploration, appraisal and development plans, safely and cost efficiently over the next three years.“This award builds on our existing track record for delivering Well Operator and Project Management services for clients across the globe, but specifically West of Shetland, where we have significant exploration, appraisal and development experience.”last_img read more

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Results of Wednesday’s games in the Lime National Basketball League played at the Massacre Hard Court.

first_imgNewsSports Results of Wednesday’s games in the Lime National Basketball League played at the Massacre Hard Court. by: – July 14, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! This game was restarted with 3:05 left to go in the 3rd Quarter after rain had interrupted play during its originally scheduled date of June 23rd. Down 11 points at the beginning of the restart in the 3rd quarter, the Pros stormed back into the game, eventually tying the game then taking a 56 to 53 lead. The final 2 minutes of the game saw three lead changes, with the Prowlers gaining the upper hand after the Pros missed 2 crucial technical freethrows then turning the ball over on their following possession when they had a 58 to 56 lead. On the Prowlers next possession, National Team Player Junior Isles made a strong drive to the basket to tie the game at 58 points. After failing to convert on their next possession, the Pros were forced to foul Junior Isles who calmly sunk both free throws to win the game for his team 60 points to 58. Top scoring for the Prowlers were Junior Isles with a game high 18 points, Ronald Bruno with 12 points, and Matthias Douglas with 11 points while Ramal Carbon scored 15 points, Ernand Lavernier scored 9 points, and Craig Angol scored 8 points for the Pros in a losing effort.Games continue tonight with the following 2 games being played in Massacre:Game 1-7.00pm – Massacre Black Hawks vs. T.F Grand Fond Ball TricksReferees – S. Stowe and H. JulianGame 2- 9.00pm – Pichelin Pistons vs. Ian Douglas PatriotsReferees – A. Morris and D. BurtonDamien SorhaindoDABA Treasurer Game 1 7pm: Kubuli/Vitamalt Division 1 – Morne Prosper Ballers vs Malta India MarauderzIn what turned out to be a keenly contested game, the winless Maraurderz produced a valiant effort to obtain their highest score of the season, 69 points. However, this was not enough to overcome the fast breaking Ballers team who capitalized on several turnovers by the Marauderz down the stretch to win the game by the final score of 83 points to 69. Top scorers for the Ballers were Lyndel Mayers with 18 points, Emile Cadeau with 16 points, and Ursan Mitchell with 15 points while Michael Lee had a game high 24 points and Augustus Juliana scored 16 points, and Lemuel Williams scored 9 points for the Marauderz in a losing effort. Game 2 9pm: Domlec Premier Division – TR Prowlers vs. Dragon Stoute Pros Tweet Share Share 27 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Seven attorneys admitted to the Bar in Dominica

first_img Share Tweet LocalNews Seven attorneys admitted to the Bar in Dominica by: – October 14, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!center_img 1177 Views   2 comments Share Arthlyn NestySeven attorneys; Arthlyn Nesty, Joshua Francis, Ronald Charles, Jeffrey Douglas-Murdock, Nuraiyah Sebastien, Ernette Kangal of St. Lucia and Rene Butcher of Barbados, were this morning admitted to the Bar at a special sitting of the High Court of Justice.At this morning’s sitting the Director of Public Prosecutions Mr Gene Pestaina, Attorney General Mr Levi Peter and former attorney general Mr Henry Dyer all described this special sitting of the High Court to admit seven attorneys to the Bar as very historic.Joshua FrancisThe Attorney General of Dominica Mr Levi Peter told the attorneys that they are “all embarking upon a challenging but rewarding career” but that they should note that the challenges are “counter-balanced by the rewards”.Mr Peter encouraged the newly admitted attorneys to involve themselves in some pro bono work and assist the Dominica Legal Aid Clinic.Ronald Charles“I would encourage those of you who have been called today to consider the possibility of lending your services in more pro bono work. I would certainly encourage you to dedicate at least a small portion of your time and energy to engage in pro bono work. The Legal Aid Clinic will be very glad for your assistance.”In admonishing the attorneys Mr Peter noted ethics and professionalism as personal characteristics which do not require legislation.Jeffrey Douglas-Murdock“Turning now to the issue of ethics and professionalism; these do not require legislation. They require personal discipline, responsibility and integrity, you either have them or you do not. Nobody, least of all a lawyer, needs a law to enable them to know that it is wrong to steal a client’s money or property. All lawyers know full well that they must not steal or otherwise inappropriately interfere with the money or the property or clients. You have been called today I am sure that without there being in place any law specifically addressed towards lawyers, you know the integrity that you should bring to the profession that you have now entered.”Nuraiyah SebastienMr. Peter further admonished the attorneys not to allow “greed and hubris to lead you astray” making reference to Proverbs 16: 18 as a guideline as well as the tenants of the noble profession of law. President of the Dominica Bar Association and Solicitor General Wynant Adrien-Roberts also offered words of admonition to the newly admitted members of the Bar to take pride in their work and balance their work with a healthy lifestyle, remembering not to abandon their family members or friends.Rene Butcher“I encourage you above all to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships and social activities. It is crucial for all of us to sustain a healthy lifestyle and strong ties with our family and friends. The law is a jealous lover and you may find yourself so enamored that you lose touch with the other important aspects of your life. I have every confidence though, that you will meet this challenge brilliantly.”Former attorney general Mr Henry Dyer told the attorneys that they should not be perturbed by the talk in the public sphere that there are too many lawyers, as “the world needs more lawyers than it is willing to accept”.Ernette KangalHe also instructed them to bear in mind the oaths which they just took to uphold the Constitution of Dominica; the supreme law of the land.All seven of the newly admitted attorneys recognized and thanked God, family members and friends for their success; two of whom were very emotional in expressing gratitude to their mothers. They also expressed great pleasure in joining what they referred to as this “noble profession” and promised to uphold its reputation.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Lower Number Of Deer Possible This Season

first_imgHunters in Indiana can expect another productive deer season in 2013, but probably not as productive as last year’s record setter.Hoosier deer hunters in 2012 harvested 136,248 deer. Hunters have gotten a record number of deer in four of the last five seasons, a trend that DNR deer research biologist Chad Stewart doesn’t expect to continue in 2013.“It wouldn’t surprise me if it was down a little this year,” Stewart said. “But I don’t expect the harvest numbers to fall off a cliff. There will still be plenty of deer out there.”The main reason Stewart thinks a decrease in the harvest might happen is because hunters in 2012 harvested a record number of does. As a result, reproduction was likely down this year.Stewart emphasized that reducing the deer population to a more balanced level has been the DNR’s goal in recent years. Changes to hunting regulations that went into effect in 2012 were geared toward that goal. The changes included extending archery season, allowing crossbows for all archery hunters and creating a “license bundle” that saved hunters money.The 2013 license bundles give the additional option of harvesting either two antlerless deer and a buck or three antlerless deer.Archery season starts October 1. Firearms season starts Nov.ember 16.last_img read more

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Trailer fire on Wednesday morning

first_imgVersailles, IN—Firefighters from Versailles Fire Rescue responded to a report of a trailer fire at Brownings Campground early Wednesday morning.They say the fire was contained to one room of the trailer. Milan Volunteer Fire Department was also dispatched for automatic mutual aid but was disregarded due to the quick containment of the fire. The Red Cross was contacted to assist the family.last_img

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Rio: It’s the right time to retire

first_imgFormer England captain Rio Ferdinand has brought his near 20-year playing career to an end following his recent release from QPR. Manchester United then paid £29.1million for his services in July 2002, a world-record fee for a defender, and it was at Old Trafford where he became regarded as one of the finest centre-halves in the world. Ferdinand, who formed an excellent partnership alongside Nemanja Vidic for many years at United, believes that would not have been possible without the help of Sir Alex Ferguson. “Winning trophies over my 13 years at Manchester United allowed me to achieve everything that I desired in football. From a young child to today, that was all I cared about,” he said. “None of that would have been possible, without the genius of one man, Sir Alex Ferguson. His greatest accomplishment in my eyes will always be how he developed us as men, not just as footballers. He will in my opinion, always be the greatest manager in British football history.” There were low moments too. He was given an eight-month suspension at club and international level from January 2004 for missing a drugs test, meaning he missed the rest of the season and that year’s European Championship. He did play in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups but an injury ruled out an appearance in South Africa in 2010, a few months after he was named captain of the side. He announced his international retirement in May 2013 having endured an acrimonious previous 12 months that included being left out of the Euro 2012 squad, leading to rumours of an ill-tempered relationship with John Terry, who at the time was awaiting trial for racially abusing Ferdinand’s brother Rio. After making over 300 appearances with the Red Devils, he linked up with Harry Redknapp again last summer, but it was not be a fitting farewell as QPR were relegated from the top-flight. Saturday’s announcement prompted several former Manchester United and England team-mates to pay tribute. Paul Scholes said: “He was a great player, without a doubt the best centre-half I ever played with.” Michael Owen concurred, saying: “What a player he was, absolute Rolls Royce.” Gary Neville also added his praise on Twitter, saying: “Congratulations to @rioferdy5 on his great career. Best I played with and best pairings I’ve seen with Vida/JT. Covered me very well too!” Jonny Evans, who played alongside Ferdinand on many occasions at Old Trafford, told Press Association Sport: “He was the modern day centre-back that everyone looked to. Training every day and playing with him, he was someone I tried to replicate in my own game. “I had the opportunity to play alongside Rio for a lot of years and he was someone who had the ability to make the game seem so easy. “Anyone who’s played with him would tell you that. “He transmitted that to the rest of the team and he was a great character in the dressing room. “More than anything he was a winner and a leader. His trophy record reflects that” The 36-year-old, who played 81 times for England, was quietly released along with several other players on Wednesday by the recently relegated Rangers and he has decided against finding another club. In a statement, he said: “After 18 years as a professional footballer, I now feel it’s the right time for me to retire from the game that I love. “As a 12-year-old boy, kicking around a football on the Friary Estate in Peckham, I never dreamt that I would play for my boyhood club West Ham, captain Leeds United, win the Champions League with Manchester United, or re-join my first manager Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers. “I will always regard the 81 times that I played for England, with immense pride. These are all treasured memories that will last a lifetime. “I’d like to thank and pay tribute to my wife Rebecca and my family, including my mother and father, for their sacrifices, their encouragement and their advice throughout my career. “And finally, I’d like to thank all the fans from all the clubs – for without them professional football would not exist. I will miss each and every one of you on my Saturday afternoons.” Ferdinand made over 100 appearances for the Hammers in four years, while he was also given his England bow at the age of 19 while still at Upton Park. He built his reputation as a lithe defender capable of starting attacks from the backline, which convinced Leeds to splash out a then British record £18million in November 2000 on the Londoner, who went on to captain the side in the 2001/02 season. Ferdinand made his senior debut as a 17-year-old in May 1996 with West Ham before going on to complete big money moves to Leeds and Manchester United, with whom he won six Premier League titles and the FA Cup and Champions League once. He switched to QPR last year after failing to win a new deal at Old Trafford, but the central defender struggled to hold down a regular first-team place and was absent for the closing stages of the season after his wife Rebecca Ellison died following a battle with cancer on May 1. 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Officials Detect Additional Cases of West Nile Virus in Miami-Dade

first_imgMiami-Dade County health officials late last week confirmed four more local cases of West Nile virus, bringing the county’s total to 18 residents.The Miami Herald reports that the county’s mosquito-control chief believes this summer’s resurgence of West Nile most likely reflects the heavy rains that cause mosquito populations to increase.For that reason, Miami-Dade is now under a mosquito-borne-illness alert.Officials announced that county’s first two cases of West Nile virus in May, and said both cases in county residents and occurred through local transmission.On June 11, health officials reported two additional cases, followed by 10 more on June 25.According to the health department, West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the United States.There are no vaccines to prevent it or medications to treat it at this time.last_img read more

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Football News Indian Super League 2019: Kerala Blasters Beat ATK, Bartholomew Ogbeche Scores Twice

first_imgKochi: Nigerian striker Bartholomew Ogbeche struck a brace to help Kerala Blasters beat ATK 2-1 in the opening match of the Indian Super League season six in Kochi on Sunday. Carl McHugh scored ATK’s 100th goal of the ISL in only the sixth minute of the game but the home side, egged on by a vociferous crowd of more than 35,000, hit back with two goals from their new signing Ogbeche to begin their campaign on a winning note. Ogbeche struck in the 30th (through a penalty) and 45th minutes in front of a packed home crowd at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The result saw Kerala get the better of ATK in their ISL opener once again, having recorded a 2-0 win last season in Kolkata.  The game got off to an electrifying start with the visitors stunning the packed crowd early in the game. ATK capitalised on a free-kick given for a foul on Jayesh Rane by Jeakson Singh. The set-piece into the box was cushioned back for McHugh by Agustin Garcia Iniguez at the far post. The Irishman went on to slam a brilliant first-time volley with his left foot that gave Bilal Khan in the Kerala goal no chance whatsoever.  With the wind in their sails from an early goal, ATK continued to press Kerala relentlessly and created several chances to double their lead, the best of which came in the 22nd minute. Roy Krishna embarked on a sizzling run from the midfield, going past a couple of Kerala defenders into the box, but opted to slide it for Javier Hernandez rather than shoot himself and the ball trickled away.  A rattled Kerala were handed a lifeline into the game when ATK winger Michael Soosairaj went down in the box under Sergio Cidoncha’s challenge. But the referee waved away the protests and Kerala won a corner from the ensuing counter-attack. That set-piece would produce the equaliser for Kerala. Ogbeche saw his looping header from the far post come back off the upright, only for Pronay Halder to pull down Jairo Rodriguez who was about to slot it in.   The referee awarded the spot kick and Ogbeche made no mistake in beating Arindam Bhattacharja to lift the spirits of the home supporters. The Men in Yellow started to enjoy more time on the ball following the equaliser and stormed into the lead just before half-time. Pronay failed to clear a low cross from Prasanth Karuthadathkuni and the loose ball was driven in smartly by a lurking Ogbeche. Kerala continued their ascendancy at the start of the second half as well, keeping the ball well and forcing errors from ATK.  However, Krishna continued to threaten the Kerala defence, although his finishing let the visitors down. In the 69th minute, the Fijian was sent through on goal but a sliding tackle from Jairo meant the chance went begging. Shortly after, Krishna saw another shot from close range blocked away by substitute Mario Arques.But Eelco Schattorie’s home side held their nerves and created a few chances of their own. Ultimately, they saw off the game quite comfortably to start their campaign on a winning note.   Also Read | Indian Super League To Replace I-League As Top-Tier Football Tournament In IndiaEarlier, FDSL chairperson Nita Ambani declared the beginning of the season in the presence of ATK co-owner and BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly. Bollywood stars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani performed in the opening ceremony along with the internationally acclaimed Indian dance group Kings United just before the start of the match. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Super Spurs Thrash Sarri’s Chelsea 3-1

first_imgTottenham inflicted Maurizio Sarri’s first competitive defeat as Chelsea boss to leapfrog their London rivals into third in the Premier League with a 3-1 win at Wembley that barely reflected Spurs’ dominance.Dele Alli and Harry Kane put the hosts 2-0 in front inside 16 minutes and Son Heung-min’s brilliant individual run and finish early in the second-half hauled Mauricio Pochettino’s side back to within five points of league leaders Manchester City.Olivier Giroud pulled back a late consolation for Chelsea, who slipped eight points off the leaders with a dreadful display that left Sarri visibly frustrated. By contrast, Spurs couldn’t have started a huge week in better form with a do-or-die Champions League clash with Inter Milan and the North London derby against Arsenal to come.Chelsea were unbeaten in their first 18 games in all competitions under Sarri, but were blown away by a combination of Spurs’ flying start and some questionable defending.The world’s most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga also failed to cover himself in glory for both of Spurs opening goals.Alli got ahead of his marker to flick home Christian Eriksen’s free-kick despite the £71 million Kepa getting a hand to the English international’s header.Eight minutes later Kane was given acres of room to stride forward and take aim from outside the area, but again Kepa could have done better as the Spaniard stood motionless while the ball nestled in the net low to his right.Chelsea felt aggrieved as they could have had a penalty seconds before Kane’s goal when Juan Foyth appeared to trip Eden Hazard inside the area.Alvaro Morata was then denied at point-blank range by Hugo Lloris as the visitors briefly threatened to get back into the game. But they remained a shambles at the back and were lucky not to be put to the sword more comprehensively after the break.Spurs’ solitary second-half goal was delivered in style by Son as he accelerated past Jorginho and David Luiz before slotting his 50th goal for the club into the far corner.Kane then somehow fired over with the goal at his mercy and Alli also skewed a great chance off target as Sarri bellowed at his side to regain some composure.The Italian managed to make a difference with the introduction of Ross Barkley, Pedro Rodriguez and Giroud from the bench. And it was Giroud who grabbed Chelsea’s consolation five minutes from time when he powered home Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross at the back post.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Son and Kane got a goal each in a dominant Spurs performancelast_img read more

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Osun Half Marathon to Sensitise on Exercise, Fitness, Says Oyetola

first_imgOsun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, has said that the proposed Osun Heritage International Half Marathon, scheduled to hold on November 23, was aimed at sensitising the public on the importance of physical exercise and fitness for the health of the people.He maintained that the marathon, which is being organised in conjunction with Zenith Business Suite, Lagos would also create opportunity for local athletes to showcase their potentials. Oyetola made this disclosure while addressing a press conference in Osogbo as part of the activities to herald the marathon exercise.  Adegboyega Oyetola Represented by the Supervisor for the Ministry of Social Protection, Sports and Special Needs, Comrade Biyi Odunlade, the governor stated “sport is an integral part of living”, adding that it is part of the programmes being packaged to commemorate the first year anniversary of the current administration. Oyetola stated that “the half marathon is to sensitise the public on physical exercise to enhance fitness. Sports boost circulatory system for a sound mind in a sound body.”While assuring that his administration would continue to create enabling environment for sports development, he restated his commitment to ensure overall infrastructural growth of state. In his remark, the race director of the marathon and official of Zenith Business Suite Aderemi Akinwale explained that “the starting point for the marathon is the roundabout in front of the state secretariat, Abere. We are expecting between 10,000 and 20,000 to participate in the race.”We would put in place effective security arrangement. Seven ambulances would be on ground for emergencies. The prizes category would be three phases.Category 1 is international with prize money of $8,000. Category 2 National prize is N1 million while category 3 is only for Osun State indigenes to win a cash of N750,000.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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FB : Proud past: Joining ACC rekindles old rivalries for previously dominant Syracuse

first_imgDonovan McNabb gave the Syracuse faithful one final salute. He hiked up the first level of stairs in the Carrier Dome and stood on the flat handicapped concourse, appreciating the 49,521 fans that packed the stadium on Nov. 28, 1998.The gesture was a courtesy, not necessary after the display he put on in his final home game. With a Big East championship and Orange Bowl berth on the line, he ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more in a 66-13 thrashing of Miami (Fla.).‘When they announced the seniors, and just tears came from your eyes because you knew that all the effort that the guys put forth throughout the summers and during the springs of just trying to establish a name and establish an identity for themselves at Syracuse University,’ McNabb said.Syracuse won the conference outright, finishing at 6-1, a game ahead of Miami, Virginia Tech and West Virginia — two of which SU beat in 1998. The Miami game was the stamp on the McNabb era, a four-year span when Syracuse went 23-5 in the Big East at a time when the Big East was a conference held in high regards. Syracuse competed with the likes of the Hurricanes and Hokies and had a Northeast rivalry with Boston College throughout the 1990s as well.And when Syracuse announced its move from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference on Sept. 18, it meant those rivalries would be rekindled.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I think it’s great. If you look at the history of Syracuse football, Maryland and BostonCollege were staples,’ SU Athletic Director Daryl Gross said. ‘And then, like you said, Virginia Tech and Miami, those are going to be fun, too.’From the first year of full league play in the Big East in 1993 to the defections of perennial college football powers Miami and Virginia Tech in 2003, four teams won a conference title. Five for Miami. Three for Virginia Tech. One for West Virginia.And two for Syracuse, which, before its down years of the past decade, was a team that could compete with any school in the nation.***Syracuse went toe-to-toe with the future national champion. The Orangemen fought off the ropes, scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter to go up by two against Tennessee.Volunteers kicker Jeff Hall nailed a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give Tennessee, the 1998 national champ, a 34-33 win in the season opener in the Carrier Dome, but the win didn’t deter SU’s season.Syracuse went to Michigan Stadium the next week and jumped out to a 31-point lead in a 38-28 win over the then-No. 13 Wolverines, kick-starting a season that culminated in the Orange Bowl.‘They may beg to differ on the basketball side, but it was a football school,’ McNabb said. ‘When football season came around, our student section was filled every week, people on campus throwing Frisbees, they’re out there partying on Fridays, Saturday mornings they had their tailgate.‘It was an atmosphere that you look out on TV now, where we didn’t need (College) GameDay or ESPN there. We already had our GameDay, our fans are fired up and ready to go.’From 1996-99, the smallest home crowd at the Carrier Dome was 42,246 — for a game against Tulane. The lowest attendance of those four years is higher than the best attendance SU has received in its four home games in 2011.Syracuse’s days as a ‘football school’ are long gone, with the basketball team’s consistent performances and the rock-bottom seasons for the football program under Greg Robinson. But the move to the ACC, combined with the resurrection of the SU tradition under third-year head coach Doug Marrone, has some former SU players believing the glory days for Syracuse football could return.Mark Baniewicz, an Orange offensive lineman from 1996-99, felt jubilation when he heard the news that Syracuse escaped a conference on its deathbed.‘They tried to make a big deal about where the Big East conference was heading, but let’s be honest — it’s dying,’ Baniewicz said.He said the ACC was the right move, in part because it rekindles old rivalries that should put fans in the seats.‘Virginia Tech, BC and Miami were always the three red-letter games,’ Baniewicz said.The Carrier Dome used to get so loud that Baniewicz said he couldn’t have a conversation with the person standing next to him. When Syracuse played Virginia Tech in 1998, the fans stormed the field following McNabb’s last-second touchdown pass to Stephen Brominski to give the Orangemen a 28-26 win.Chris Rippon remembers that game fondly as well. Rippon held multiple defensive coaching positions with SU from 1993-2004, including working as Syracuse’s defensive coordinator from 1999-2003. On the Hokies’ drive prior to SU’s game-winning touchdown, he couldn’t communicate with the coaches in the booth because it was so loud.But Rippon, currently the defensive coordinator at Marshall, is slightly more skeptical than Baniewicz. Those were the 1990s. Syracuse football whiffed in the 2000s, and the rivalries may be too far removed to bring the days of almost 50,000 people back to the Dome.‘Syracuse has got phenomenal tradition, and Doug (Marrone) is trying to resurrect that,’ Rippon said. ‘I just don’t know what the mark is in the Northeast anymore, if that culture has moved on and gotten older.’***Nervous doesn’t describe McNabb’s feelings about his alma mater going up against schools like Virginia Tech, Clemson and Florida State. But he’s a little wary.‘I’m kind of, I wouldn’t say too much worried, but you’re kind of on your toes now,’ he said. ‘It’s kind of like really, do we have the recruits, do we have the athletes that can compete week in and week out in the ACC?’Recent history would say no. Syracuse snapped a seven-game losing streak to ACC teams with its season-opening victory over Wake Forest this year. And since McNabb graduated, Syracuse has lost at least five games in 11 of the last 12 seasons.But McNabb is also confident in what the Orange can become down the line.‘If Boston College and West Virginia and Miami can do it, I believe that we can,’ McNabb said. ‘It may take a couple years.’Syracuse lost 17-10 to Miami in the last Big East meeting between the two schools on Nov. 15, 2003. In SU’s second-to-last meeting with Virginia Tech, SU beat the Hokies in three overtimes. At the time of the last big conference shake-up, Syracuse wasn’t that far off from those schools.‘I think when you respect a program, it kind of brings out the best in you,’ Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said in the ACC coaches’ teleconference Oct. 5. ‘And we have always respected Miami. We have always respected Syracuse.’***Syracuse was beating Miami as soon as the Hurricanes’ airplane touched down.Andre King said most of the Hurricanes players had never seen snow before. King, a sophomore wide receiver on that 1998 Hurricanes squad, was on his first trip to the Carrier Dome.King led Miami in receiving on that day, catching three balls for 34 yards — a measly total when Syracuse was scoring 66 points. The Hurricanes’ top two receivers for the season, future NFL stars Reggie Wayne and Santana Moss, both went without a catch.‘Good competition, man. The Dome was always loud,’ King said. ‘I mean, the Dome seemed like the fans were right in your back pocket because it was so small and loud, but those games were good.’Syracuse completely dismantled a Miami team full of NFL stars. Wayne, Moss, Edgerrin James, Bubba Franks, Ed Reed, Dan Morgan and Damione Lewis were all starters in that game who went on to become first-round NFL draft picks.King said then-Miami receivers coach Curtis Johnson made King, Wayne, Moss and the other receivers stay on the field during Syracuse’s celebration following the game. The Orangemen set an example for Miami to watch.They were a model for a Hurricanes team that won the national championship in 2001.‘They were rolling oranges on the ground and saying they were getting ready to go to the Orange Bowl (which is played) on our field, that was painful to watch,’ King said. ‘… He made us go back out there and watch them celebrate, just so we can see how that felt and how we wanted to be there in the future.’That rivalry will return when Syracuse joins the ACC, a conference that will now have five former Big East schools among its 14 members. King said he’s excited for Miami and Syracuse to play again, although it’s hard to expect the hype to be there.There will be ways to bring it back, though. King expects Syracuse-Miami reruns on ESPN Classic to develop hype for the matchup and to remind people that, yes, it was a heated rivalry.Whether or not Syracuse will be at a level to compete with Miami and Virginia Tech the way it used to remains to be seen. But it will add a new, old element to Syracuse football once the Hurricanes and Hokies come back to the Carrier Dome.‘When you knew you were getting up for Miami week, everyone knew,’ McNabb said. ‘It was big on campus. You talk about tailgating and you talk about pep rallies, and it was one for us throughout my career, it was almost like the Big East championship.’[email protected]—Sports Editor Michael Cohen and Asst. News Editor Jon Harris contributed reporting to this article.   Published on October 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Hurdlers highlight USC’s solid performance at home

first_imgThe USC track and field team hurdled over the competition at Saturday’s Trojan Invitational at Loker Stadium, the team’s only true home meet of the 2010 season.The Trojans won all four hurdle races, giving them the top team marks both nationally and collegiately, in a performance that USC coach Ron Allice hopes is just the start of a season filled with record-setting efforts.“The times we ran are certainly times we thought we were capable of,” Allice said. “We hope that it’s just the beginning and that we can keep improving into May and June.”When asked if his hurdlers can do better, Allice without hesitation said,  “Absolutely.”They  have tough marks to top. Junior Oscar Spurlock highlighted USC’s dominating showing with a victory in the men’s 110-meter high hurdles, posting a time of 13.83 that currently stands as the fastest in the world.Not to be outdone, freshman standout Reggie Wyatt posted the best U.S. time and the seventh best in the world in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles with a 50.91, nearly a second and a half faster than the second place finisher.The USC men weren’t the only group who posted nationally ranked times on Saturday. Senior hurdler Shalina Clarke won the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.69 seconds, slightly slower her nation-leading time of 13.41 set last week. Additionally, sophomore Dalilah Muhammad added her name to the world rankings with a 58.50 in the women’s 400-meter intermediate hurdles, besting marquee Texas hurdler Angele Cooper.The hurdlers were joined on Saturday by several other strong performers from USC’s other events. Senior sprinter Ahmad Rashad, the second place finisher in the men’s 100-meter dash at last year’s NCAA championships, won Saturday’s 100-meter with a time of 10.61, a mark all the more impressive considering the 1.5 meters per second headwind.“That’s a pedestrian time for Ahmad, absolutely,” Allice said. “I was more impressed with the fact that he did everything technically correct. A win is a win, though.”Rashad was also part of the men’s 4×100-meter relay team, which made its season debut Saturday without any signs of rust, winning with a time of 41.01 seconds.The USC distance squad also made its presence known with a handful of fine races. Junior Zsofia Erdelyi won the women’s 3000-meter race with a personal best time of 9:27.96 in her first race of the 2010 season.Also making his mark was sophomore Blake Shaw, who ran USC’s first ever sub four-minute mile during the indoor season. On Saturday Shaw ran a personal best 3:47.49 in the men’s 1500-meter, placing second in the race but moving him to seventh all time in Trojans history for the event.Despite all the gaudy numbers, however, Allice says his team’s focus remains on the weeks ahead, specifically this weekend’s Stanford Invitational.“Overall, I was pleased; I thought our people competed,” Allice said. “But I think people get too wrapped up in marks and times. At this stage in the game, we’re still focused on next week and also a month, two months from now.”last_img read more

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Who’s in line for a B1G season?

first_imgBadger men’s cross-country will once again reach NCAA podium in 2013 campaignEvery August, Badger Nation prepares to devote all eyes, ears and hearts to the 2013 football season. But fans should not forget one of Wisconsin’s most winning programs is back this fall too.The men’s cross-country team is primed for another successful year, with experience and history on its side.Finishing second in the NCAA tournament last season, UW is no stranger to success. With a record 41-straight NCAA championship appearances and 22 top-three finishes, including the past three seasons, this Badger squad is the definition of Wisconsin athletic achievements. And this season, the team is not looking to miss a step.The Badgers return four of their top seven runners from last year’s championship race. Senior Rob Finnerty and junior Alex Hatz are atop the pack who are back this fall and the duo have the experience to lead this team to the NCAA champions podium once again. Both were a source of consistency for UW last season and Finnerty showed he could come through for the team when it counted the most by recording his career-best time in the NCAA race to place fourth for UW. Hatz was right behind him as the fifth scorer for UW.While Finnerty, Hatz and the rest of the UW squad have large shoes to fill after losing three All Americans in Mohammed Ahmed, Maverick Darling and Reed Connor, new talent has arrived. Redshirt freshman Malachy Schrobilgen brings more experience having spent the past year competing in the 2013 IIAF World Junior Cross country championships.And if raw talent is enough to propel this team forward, they have a man who knows the recipe for success behind them. Head Coach Mick Byrne has earned coach of the year awards for 22-straight seasons including the past five years at Wisconsin and has brought the UW squad to the NCAA championship podium four times.Bottom line: If you are looking for a new team to get behind this fall and like to watch a winning squad, these Badger men are your best bet.Wisconsin women’s soccer eyeing redemption in NCAA tournament after early exit Sure the cross-country team is good. Some might say great even. But if you’re looking for the best non-football program to pay attention to this fall, the women’s soccer team is more than worth your time.Despite finishing a mediocre sixth out of twelve last season in the Big Ten, Wisconsin earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament last fall after its first 12-win season since 2005. Armed with a bevy of talent – including returning leading goalscorer junior Cara Walls – and a healthy chip on their shoulder following a first-round exit in the first round of the NCAA tournament last year, the Badgers return this fall with something they didn’t have last season: experience.In a squad that contained 11 freshmen last fall, many young players were called on to play big roles for Wisconsin. Now with one year in the competitive Big Ten under their belts, this season promises to be better than the last.Don’t believe me?Take a look at their statistics already this fall.As of Aug. 29, Wisconsin has played one exhibition game and two nonconference regular season games – all of them resulting in wins for UW.In that relatively small sample size the Badgers have terrorized their opponents. Against Marquette (currently ranked No. 20 in the country), they scored five goals. Then against Connecticut they poured in three more, before most recently torching Illinois State for four goals. If that is any indication of what is to come this year, fans lucky enough to pay attention could be in for a treat. Where else do you see a soccer team scoring an average of four goals a game? I’ll give you a hint, you don’t. So yeah, you could go watch the ever-talented men’s cross country team compete for yet another National Championship, but where is the fun in that?Follow the women’s soccer team and you join it on an underdog quest as team members seek to stun their opponents on the way to an unlikely NCAA tournament run.last_img read more

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Deepak Punia: ‘Zero expectations’ & ‘No pressure’ helped me win Silver

first_imgLast Updated: 25th September, 2019 16:21 IST Deepak Punia: ‘Zero Expectations’ & ‘No Pressure’ Helped Me Win Silver Deepak Punia in an interview with Republic TV said that non-recognition kept him away from the spotlight; helped him win silver in World Wrestling Championship. Written By FOLLOW US Suman Ray SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE 11 months ago Deepak Punia reaches World Championship final; books Olympics berthcenter_img LIVE TV COMMENT ‘Non-recognition’ is a ‘virtue’, is not understood by many. But for Deepak Punia, it worked as a ‘miracle’, as he ‘quietly prepared’ for the challenge at the top flight without any ‘spotlight’ or ‘pressure’. “No one recognised me. No one talked to me. At times, I was confused as an official or a coach. No one paid any attention to me. I was away from the spotlight. Everyone talked about Bajrang bhai, Vinesh ji and my Guruji (Sushil Kumar). That actually helped. It gave me strength from within to do something like them,” Deepak told Republic TV after his return from World Championship.Read: Deepak Punia Clinches Silver, Rahul Takes Bronze At World C’shipSushil Kumar Always Believes in Me: Deepak Punia”I used to hear what people say about them and felt proud of my “Guruji” (Sushil Kumar)..  he is recognised, loved and praised by everyone wherever he goes. And he always believes in me and my ability. It was an hour to travel along with him in a competition that he was participating in. Before leaving he had told me, & I remember; “Mujhe mile na mile, tera medal to pakka hi hai”..  I took it as a ‘joke’ but never thought it would actually come true,” Deepak said. Sushil had lost in the first or qualifying round while his ward Deepak went on to win a silver, which no one else in the contingent could. “Now I dedicate this medal to Guruji Mahabali Satpal ji and Sushil Pehewalnji. I completely owe them this medal,” he added.Read: Lure Of Job Brought Deepak Punia To Wrestling, Here’s His Story’Deepak Is the Next Big Thing in Wrestling’Sushil heaped high praises on his ward Deepak; “Didn’t I tell you all… Deepak is the next big thing in wrestling. It’s just a beginning for him. He will win many medals and laurels for the country.” Talking of his ward, Mahabali Satpal said: “I had spotted his talent at the age of 12 and it’s a proud feeling my institute Chhatrashal Stadium has now produced a Gold (Sushil) and two silver (Amit Dahiya in 2013 & Deepak in 2019) medallists. Now our focus turns to the 2020 Olympics.”Read: Deepak Punia Reaches World Championship Final; Books Olympics BerthRead: Deepak Punia Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics, Beats Colombia’s Mendez WE RECOMMEND First Published: 25th September, 2019 16:21 ISTlast_img read more

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BetRegal diary – Defining our acquisition strategy

first_img Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Submit Former Pinnacle Marketing Director Aly Lalani is one of the key drivers behind the launch of, a new sportsbetting and gaming brand created to provide its customers with the “highest possible value” in prices. After defining the go to market strategy, Lalani is back to share his experiences about the challenges of bringing a new brand to the market.From the start, we wanted to identify the differentiators that will help us stand out in the sector. In terms of sustainability, there has to be something beyond just having a bigger bonus, right? Customers are smarter now, and the onus is on operators to ensure we are providing a differentiated product and a top-notch customer experience.We needed a peg to hang our hat on and declare THIS is who we are going to be. As you may remember from the first two diaries in this series, we decided to push hard on the customer support motto of “killing them with kindness”, while utilising the EveryMatrix platform to aggressively manage our pricing to a very granular level.As we establish ourselves as a brand, this is how we intend to stand out in the convoluted and sometimes complicated European market – customer support and pricing – but first, we will trial such an approach in certain markets in South and Central America, where we hope to leverage some acquisition in a ‘fresh’ territory not as ripe with competition.Okay, so we’re all caught up. We’ve worked out what we want the BetRegal brand to mean to the customer, where we might find this type of customer, and how we can get to market quickly. Now, we need to have a serious discussion around the acquisition of players.Firstly, we need to be clear on our target customer, which is between the ages of 25 and 49 and living in Europe, or at least with the ability to wager from Europe. Obviously ‘Europe’ is a pretty big place so we’ll have to narrow down our focus to a few key markets, but from a product perspective we realize that all the major European sports will need to be included in our offering.It is important for us to attract players with an understanding of how odds work. I don’t expect BetRegal to be a user’s first sportsbook account, rather I anticipate more of a category user. As important as their betting experience, our customers motivation to bet will be derived from a passion for sport, rather than a purely a desire to generate revenues. We anticipate odds comparison sites to be a strong source of acquisition initially, partly because I have some good personal relationships in that area from my Pinnacle days, but more importantly because that’s where we can best highlight our intended pricing differentiator. However, as you can imagine I’m pretty stretched with plans for the product itself, so a short term priority is to take on a European based affiliate manager to lead this strategy. If we can be fairly aggressive in pricing in one or two markets in a specific leagues/games of significant popularity, we can at least get some presence on these odds comparison sites to not only jump start acquisition, but also to build the brand to those price aware customers we’ve defined as important to us. We realise that the customers that frequent these sites aren’t always influenced by the marketing of the big blue-chip brands. They don’t necessarily care about jersey sponsorship as much as they do about having a quality product and good service. We should be a good fit and can hopefully generate reasonable acquisition from that segment of affiliates.We plan on following through with a fairly aggressive content strategy. It’s obviously still very early days so we need to define it much more clearly, but in general, producing high quality, engaging content provides the backbone for so many other marketing channels. There is the obvious SEO value that comes along with strong content. It provides extra touch points and communication paths for affiliates to get your brand in front of their customer base. It also provides an initial footprint in the social media space giving us a reason to interact with customers (and potential customers) through various social media channels. If we can get to the point of consistently generating quality content (articles, tools, widgets, calendars,calculators), I think it will set us up well to begin exploring and leveraging those other marketing channels relatively quickly.We want to make our customers a little bit smarter. Not too smart, but a little bit smarter by giving them access to as much information as possible. Particularly on the sports side, you normally bet when you have the perception that you have an edge, or that you have a little more information than someone else has. We really want to harness that and make people feel that they get value just from visiting the site.That’s the plan. Start with the affiliates in our target markets, and move on to a more aggressive content strategy to support affiliate acquisition, start building our SEO visibility and engage in some carefully devised social media campaigns. I’m going to need some help.Let’s go! 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Brew On The Bay Is Back

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisBrew On The Bay is coming up next month and this year the proceeds are going towards an exciting project in Alpena. Each year the Rotary Club partners with Alpena Beverage to help raise money for local projects. This year there will be over 30 vendors, over 200 auction items available for people to bid on, 20 live auction items and a variety of silent auction items. Through events like Brew On the Bay, the Alpena Rotary Club has been able to help raise money for multiple projects around Alpena and this year the proceeds will be going towards the splash park.Brew On the Bay will be held at the Aplex on March 1st from 6–10pm if you’re interested you can purchase tickets from Neiman’s family market, Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, Perch’s IGA or from the Rotary Club AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Brew On The BayContinue ReadingPrevious WBKB News Team Takes A Plunge For a Great Cause!Next West Branch Regional Medical Center to become MidMichigan Affiliatelast_img read more

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Suns have begun interviewing GM candidates, report says

first_img WATCH: Stephen Curry tosses alley-oop to Parkland student Ryan McDonough, the general manager coming into the season for the Suns, was fired Oct. 8 before the first game of the year. Since then, James Jones and Trevor Bukstein have served as the team’s co-interim general managers. Related News They are expected to stay with the team in some capacity.Phoenix is an NBA-worst 12-50 on the season and just recently broke a 17-game losing streak. The Suns are ready to find their next general manager.Phoenix has begun the process of interviewing candidates for the job, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.last_img read more

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The Remix, Vol. 22: Kyoji Horiguchi tops outside UFC?

first_imgMore of the same by Evloev! #UFCStPetersburg— UFC (@ufc) April 20, 2019 Boasting a relentless pace and well-rounded skill set, the 25-year-old Evloev looks like someone people should definitely pay close attention to going forward, even in a loaded division like featherweight. Every week, we’ll release a new MMA mix tape entitled “The Remix” that looks back at not only the biggest stories of the last seven days, but some of the ones that aren’t getting enough attention too, with some weekly awards and a prospect to watch going forward added in for good measure.Is Kyoji Horiguchi the best fighter outside the UFC right now?Kyoji Horiguchi racked up another dominant victory over the weekend, making quick work of Ben Nguyen at Rizin 15, putting away his fellow former UFC flyweight just under three minutes into the opening round. It was Horiguchi’s ninth straight victory with the Japanese promotion, which has given him an opportunity to flourish and become a star. Along the way, the 28-year-old might have also grown into being the best fighter competing outside of the UFC right now.In addition to beating a host of familiar names, Horiguchi posted a third-round win over reigning Bellator MMA bantamweight champ Darrion Caldwell two fights back, submitting “The Wolf” to become the inaugural Rizin bantamweight champion. Following his win over Nguyen on Saturday, the rumblings were that Horiguchi could run it back with Caldwell later this spring when Bellator MMA returns to Madison Square Garden on June 14: Following his win, Kyoji Horiguchi was asked about possibly going to Bellator for the NYC show in June.If that happens, it would presumably be the rematch between Horiguchi and Darrion Caldwell. Horiguchi beat Caldwell on the NYE card in December.— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) April 21, 2019 With all that he’s accomplished since leaving the UFC — and everything he did during his eight-fight run inside the Octagon — you could make a compelling case for Horiguchi being the best fighter competing outside of the UFC right now.He has competition from Gegard Mousasi and Ryan Bader, with the former having a better case even though the latter is Bellator’s first “Champ Champ,” but given that the American Top Team representative went 7-1 in the UFC with his only loss coming a championship clash that came far too soon against Demetrious Johnson and he’s rattled off 12 straight since, you’d be hard-pressed to successfully argue a case for anyone else.And he’s still only 28!While his departure made sense, Horiguchi increasingly feels like a second-tier star the UFC let slip through its hands.UFC Saint Petersburg offers a look at new names in “stale” divisionsIn the second bout of Saturday’s UFC event in Saint Petersburg, Russia, light heavyweight prospect Michal Oleksiejczuk made Gadzhimurad Antigulov pay for recklessly trying to close the distance. Each time the overly aggressive Antigulov raced forward, his 24-year-old Polish counterpart backed up and put a clean left hand on his chin, sending the Russian to the canvas.In just 44 seconds of work, Oleksiejczuk scored three knockdowns, en route to picking up his second first-round stoppage win in the last 10 weeks.One fight later, Shamil Abdurakhimov collected a blistering second-round stoppage win over Marcin Tybura to push his winning streak to three. Abdurakhimov is 5-1 since losing his promotional debut, with his lone setback coming against Derrick Lewis in the fourth-round of a main event pairing in Albany that he had dominated over the opening three rounds.The 37-year-old should find himself in the cage with a more established opponent next time out and with another victory, he could find himself on the fringes of title contention.Much later in the evening, hulking Russian Sergey Pavlovich picked up his first UFC victory, putting Marcelo Golm away with a blistering combination along the fence just over a minute into their heavyweight clash. After being fed to Alistair Overeem when he made his first trip into the Octagon last November, the 25-year-old former Fight Nights Global champ showed he’s an intriguing new name to watch in the heavyweight ranks.This is the type of card where you see how closely fans and media members pay attention to the sport, because you can’t come away from Saturday’s event in Saint Petersburg complaining about the lack of fresh names at heavyweight and light heavyweight when three of the 11 bouts were won by fresh names in those two weight classes.Just because you didn’t see it or aren’t familiar with the athletes stepping into the cage doesn’t mean they’re not talented or their performances are somehow lesser than those of an established fighter on a more prominent fight card.One of the biggest reasons there are so many “unknown contenders” and ranked fighters that “nobody has heard of” these days is because everyone focuses on a group of familiar names and newcomers with buzz, rather than just watching the fights, taking in the performances and recognizing the talent that is on display.Oleksiejczuk has been as impressive in his last two outings as Johnny Walker was in his first two Octagon appearances, but because he’s quiet and unassuming, everyone ignores him, while folks were falling all over themselves to heap praise on the flamboyant Brazilian light heavyweight.Until this improves, solid events like this and numerous names worth watching are going to continue to get overlooked or ignored.How about that booth on Saturday?The UFC Saint Petersburg broadcast booth featured John Gooden on play-by-play with Dan Hardy and Paul Felder serving as analysts and it was perfect.Gooden has his own vernacular when it comes to setting up the action and calling the blow-by-blow of what’s happening in the cage and his timing and chemistry with Hardy has been outstanding for years.While three-man booths can be challenging, the addition of Felder was seamless because the man Jon Anik calls “The Iron Lung” is already a stone-cold killer in the role, bringing a great blend of personality and professional insights to his side hustle.But here’s the part that really takes it over the top for me: all three understand that less is more and the broadcast isn’t about them, which makes for such a wonderful viewing experience.There was no shouting. No random tangents. No catchphrases. No “one-upmanship” between the analysts; just a consistent, insightful flow of pertinent information while allowing the action transpiring in the Octagon to be the focal point and speak for itself.Well done, lads; hope you get more opportunities to work together in the future.Fight of the Weekend: Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Saint PetersburgThis fight was a perfect encapsulation of the kind of quality performances people are missing by skipping these cards and ignore bouts the feature competitors they’re not already acquainted with.Makhachev has been making steady progress up the lightweight ranks over the last couple years and is one of those guys who is still just outside the rankings, but a nightmare matchup for some of your favorite familiar names. Tsarukyan was a UFC newcomer who had beaten some guys who had a cup of coffee in the Octagon, but was seemingly been thrown to the wolves in his initial UFC appearance.Although it was one of the most low-profile co-main event pairings of the year, Saturday’s penultimate bout delivered the goods, as Tsarukyan went takedown-for-takedown and scramble-for-scramble with the surging Makhachev before fading down the stretch in the third.It was a tremendously entertaining grappling match where Makhachev showed his resolve and Tsarukyan proved he belongs. Both will be heard from again in the lightweight division before too long and this is sure to end up being a benchmark fight in their respective careers.Submission of the Weekend: Kanako Murata vs. Saray Orozco at Rizin 15We’re going to have to put together a commission to determine the new name of the Von Flue choke because in addition to Ovince Saint Preux deserving some inclusion in the naming of the hold, Kanako Murata does too now. Kanako Murata slams and strangles Saray Orozco on five days notice. #RIZIN15— Mike Skytte (@MikeLovesTacosX) April 21, 2019 This was the second straight “Von Flue choke” finish for Murata, who accepted the fight on Tuesday. Additionally, she finished that bad boy from mount, not from side control, which makes it even more impressive.If we’re figuring out a new name to acknowledge the innovator (Jason Von Flue) and its two more frequent current practitioners (OSP and Murata), may I suggest calling it the “Jason Saint Murata choke” going forward?Knockout of the Weekend: Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Marcin Tybura at UFC Saint PetersburgAny time you hit someone so hard that there is a delayed reaction, there is a good chance you’re landing in this space.After getting the better of things on the feet in the first, Abdurakhimov looked like he was slowing down a little in the second, prompting Tybura to press forward. But then the Russian uncorked a shot that landed flush and caused Tybura to do the delayed wobbled: HEAVY hands by @Shamilabrek !! #UFCStPetersburg— UFC (@ufc) April 20, 2019 This was an outstanding performance for Abdurakhimov, who has now won three straight, as previously mentioned, and is a Derrick Lewis rally away from being on a six-fight winning streak in the UFC.Prospect to Watch after this Weekend: Mosvar EvloevBecause I’m already on board the Michal Oleksiejczuk bandwagon, the nod this week goes to the UFC newcomer I described as “The Russian Elijah Wood” on Saturday, Mosvar Evloev.The unbeaten Russian moved up to featherweight for his Octagon debut and kept rolling along, collecting a unanimous decision win over fellow freshman Seungwoo Choi to push his record to 11-0 overall. Here are some of the highlights: Evloev LANDS 💥 #UFCStPetersburg— UFC (@ufc) April 20, 2019  BUSY round for Evloev #UFCStPetersburg— UFC (@ufc) April 20, 2019 last_img read more

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Women’s World Cup 2019: Sweden secures spot in last 16 with win over Thailand

first_imgKosovare Asllani made it 2-0 when excellent footwork at the byline allowed her to squeeze the ball inside the near post from a tight angle.The forward wastefully volleyed over soon after but a third did arrive before halftime, Boonsing only able to parry Fridolina Rolfo’s powerful long-range drive into the net. Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings Sweden booked its place in the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup with a comfortable 5-1 victory over Thailand in Nice.Having left it late to overcome Chile 2-0 in its opening fixture in Group F, Peter Gerhardsson’s side needed just six minutes to take the lead on Sunday. Linda Sembrant managed to get to Elin Rubensson’s deep free-kick before goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing to score the opener, potentially paving the way for a landslide victory.Yet a Thailand team that conceded a record 13 goals against the United States managed to do a solid job of damage limitation following the early setback. Related Newscenter_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Netherlands advances with win over Cameroon Thailand’s goalkeeper bravely denied substitute Madelen Janogy from close range early in the second half but was helpless to stop Lina Hurtig’s superb header finding the net with nine minutes remaining.Kanjana Sung-Ngoen garnered the loudest cheer from the crowd when firing in an unlikely consolation goal in stoppage time, her shot leaving Hedvig Lindahl rooted to the spot.However, Sweden — who face the USA next in a likely battle to finish top of the table — had the last word courtesy of a VAR review for handball, allowing Rubensson to add a fifth from the penalty spot.2/2 for Sweden! #SWETHA |— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 16, 2019last_img read more

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Today’s MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Wednesday’s DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

first_imgOFB. Reynolds (B)[email protected] 7:05J. Zimmermann (R)$4200$3200$20UPGRADE 3BR. Devers (L)[email protected] 8:10K. Gibson (R)$4400$3900$19See above OF: Mike Trout, Angels @ Blue Jays. Trout and Justin Upton are both really strong plays on this slate. Righties have given Aaron Sanchez the most issues this year, as they have an .830 OPS and .366 wOBA.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pos PlayerMatchupOpp. SPDKFDY! FanballAnalysisSPM. Scherzer (R)[email protected] 1:05Z. Eflin (R)$12000$11700$61UPGRADE SPA. Heaney (L)[email protected] 7:07A. Sanchez (R)$8500$8600$42UPGRADE CJ. McCann (R)[email protected] 8:05J. Lester (L)$4100$3200$15UPGRADE 2BO. Albies (B)[email protected] 7:20S. Matz (L)$5000$3600$19UPGRADE 1BP. Alonso (R)[email protected] 7:20M. Fried (L)$5400$4100$21UPGRADE SPT. Richards (R)[email protected] 8:15D. Ponce de Leon (R)$7100$7900$36UPGRADE OFO. Mercado (R)[email protected] 8:05J. Palumbo (L)$5000$3500$18UPGRADE SPR. Hill (L)[email protected] 10:10D. Pomeranz (L)$10300$9600$53UPGRADE 3BC. Moran (L)[email protected] 7:05J. Zimmermann (R)$3700$2700$13UPGRADE SSE. Andrus (R)[email protected] 8:05A. Plutko (R)$4900$3800$14UPGRADE OFR. Acuña Jr. (R)[email protected] 7:20S. Matz (L)$5500$4200$24UPGRADE SSC. Taylor (R)[email protected] 10:10D. Pomeranz (L)$3300$2500$12UPGRADE OFM. Trout (R)[email protected] 7:07A. Sanchez (R)$5700$4700$27See above SPM. Fried (L)[email protected] 7:20S. Matz (L)$6100$6800$38See above 1BJ. Abreu (R)[email protected] 8:05J. Lester (L)$4500$3900$17UPGRADE 2BR. Odor (L)[email protected] 8:05A. Plutko (R)$4100$2900$13UPGRADE 2BK. Hernández (R)[email protected] 10:10D. Pomeranz (L)$3200$3000$10See above 2BS. Castro (R)[email protected] 8:15D. Ponce de Leon (R)$2600$2400$7UPGRADE SSK. Newman (R)[email protected] 7:05J. Zimmermann (R)$4000$3000$15See above 3BJ. Donaldson (R)[email protected] 7:20S. Matz (L)$4400$3200$18UPGRADE Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Wednesday’s Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.MORE: Fantasy Alarm PRO tools Today’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Wednesday, June 19SP: Max Fried, Braves vs. Mets. I really don’t love the punts here, but Fried makes the most sense. The Mets went off on Tuesday, but they are not that good on a regular basis. Fried has been far more comfortable at home this year pitching to a 3.54 ERA compared to 4.75 on the road. He could be worth a flier.C: Tyler Flowers, Braves vs. Mets. The Braves catcher is riding a four-game hit streak and will start here against a southpaw. He has back-to-back multi-hit games. as well. Flowers has been great at home this year, batting .297 with a .384 wOBA.MORE WEDNESDAY MLB: SP rankings1B: Carlos Santana, Indians @ Rangers. The Indians exploded on Tuesday, and although Santana didn’t do much offensively, he walked three times and stole a base. He’s hit southpaws at a .300 clip this season, and the Indians have one of the highest implied totals again on Wednesday.2B: Enrique Hernandez, Dodgers vs. Giants. It’s so hard to ignore Hernandez’s price when you factor in he’s facing a southpaw and coming off a game with a grand slam. Hernandez has owned the Giants this year, posting a .310 average and .912 OPS. He’s also posted a .780 OPS or better for the past three games.SS: Kevin Newman, Pirates vs. Tigers. Newman continues to hit, notching two more on Tuesday to extend his hit streak to eight games. Newman should lead off here again, which is ideal. What’s also ideal is the fact he’s batting .339 vs. RHPs this season.3B: Rafael Devers, Red Sox @ Twins. I’ll gladly bet on Devers returning value at his current price, especially on DK. He has five multi-hit games over his past seven contests, including three home runs over that span. Devers has a .387 wOBA vs. RHPs, and Kyle Gibson has allowed a .330 mark. SPD. Ponce de Leon (R)[email protected] 8:15T. Richards (R)$7800$6500$35UPGRADE SSF. Lindor (B)[email protected] 8:05J. Palumbo (L)$5500$4100$22UPGRADE SPL. Giolito (R)[email protected] 8:05J. Lester (L)$11300$11200$51UPGRADE OFJ. Bauers (L)[email protected] 8:05J. Palumbo (L)$3700$2800$11UPGRADE OFA. Eaton (L)[email protected] 1:05Z. Eflin (R)$4000$3100$16UPGRADE 3BJ. Ramírez (B)[email protected] 8:05J. Palumbo (L)$3800$3100$12UPGRADE CT. Flowers (R)[email protected] 7:20S. Matz (L)$3900$2600$14See above 1BC. Santana (B)[email protected] 8:05J. Palumbo (L)$4900$3900$25See above 1BM. Adams (L)[email protected] 1:05Z. Eflin (R)$4300$2900$15UPGRADE CR. Pérez (R)[email protected] 8:05J. Palumbo (L)$4300$2900$14UPGRADE OFM. Betts (R)[email protected] 8:10K. Gibson (R)$4400$4100$19UPGRADElast_img read more

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Oil Kings, Montrose star Bertolucci claim Memorial Cup

first_imgMontrose native Luke Bertolucci have come a long way since putting on the skates in Rossland/Trail Minor Hockey Association.The former Kootenay Ice star of the BC Major Midget Hockey League helped the Edmonton Oil Kings win the first MasterCard Memorial Cup title with a 6-3 victory over the Guelph Storm Sunday at the Tier I Junior Hockey Championship in London, Ont.This was the first Memorial Cup in the current franchise’s short seven-year history. Bertolucci, in his second season with the Oil Kings, helped guide Edmonton to the Western Hockey League title before shocking the critics at the Memorial Cup.After falling behind 2-1 in the first period, the Oil Kings scored five times in the final two periods to secure the win.A previous version of the Edmonton Oil Kings won Memorial Cups in 1966 and 1963 before relocating to Portland.The WHL ended a three-year run of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams winning the Cup. The Oil Kings were also the first WHL team to claim it since the Spokane Chiefs in 2008.WHL teams have won the most Cups since the tournament went to a round-robin format in 1972 with 19. The OHL has won 14 and the QMJHL 10.The Memorial Cup has been given to Canada’s junior hockey champions since 1919 in memory of those who died in the First World War.Sixty teams in the Western, Ontario and Quebec major junior leagues begin play every September. The three league champions join a host team in the annual tournament to determine the Canadian Hockey League champions.The 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup will be held in Quebec City.last_img read more

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Panthers seek NFL play-off revenge

first_imgNEW YORK (AP):The Carolina Panthers no longer appear apprehensive about playing the two-time defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks.In fact, they’re pretty confident.”We are the better team,” Panthers safety Roman Harper says matter-of-factly.Harper and his teammates want to prove it again tomorrow when the teams meet in Charlotte in the NFL divisional play-offs. The winner advances to play the Arizona-Green Bay winner for the NFC Championship.The Panthers took a big step forward when they went to Seattle and defeated the Seahawks 27-23 in Week 6, a victory that served as a springboard to their 14-0 start.But it was more than just that.That victory was about clearing a major obstacle for the Panthers. Before that, they had lost four times in three seasons to the Seahawks, including 31-17 in the divisional play-offs last January in Seattle.Harper says the Panthers are better prepared for the Seahawks in these play-offs than they were last January, when they reached the postseason with a 7-1-8 record. That team was just happy to make the playoffs. This one wants to win it all.Their defense forced an NFL-leading 39 turnovers and placed sixth overall in both yards and points allowed. They strutted to a 15-1 record, ruffling some feelings by their opponents along the way while scoring a league-most 500 points. Cam Newton made a strong case for the league MVP award, totalling 45 touchdowns and adding some flamboyant end zone dances.The Panthers have not lost at home since November 2014, a string of 11 straight games, but the Seahawks are the least likely team to be intimidated on the road, with the swagger built by consecutive Super Bowl appearances, a wealth of Pro Bowl players discovered later in the draft, and the momentum this season they rode to an 8-2 finish.Then there’s that last-minute loss to New England in the Super Bowl last season they’ve been determined to move past.The last divisional play-off of the weekend, the Denver Broncos hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers, would be a lot more intriguing if all their stars were fit.The Steelers’ injury report was getting way too crowded. Wide receiver Antonio Brown (concussion) and running back DeAngelo Williams (foot) were ruled out yesterday, while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, dealing with a sprain to his right throwing shoulder, practised. Whether he plays will have a major impact on their chances.The Broncos, however, know passer Peyton Manning isn’t at 100 percent efficiency either. Manning has endured various injuries in the worst regular season of his 18-year career to make his first start in two months.Still, the Broncos are counting on his experience and the balanced attack they displayed when he returned to action in a victorious relief appearance of Brock Osweiler in Week 17. But if the Broncos are to advance, they may need to rely more on a defense that allowed the fewest yards in the league and had the most sacks (52).The winner advances to the AFC Championship game against either New England or Kansas City.last_img read more

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Safety over Speed: We need Good Systems, Not Sanctions

first_imgThe sudden ban imposed on commercial motorcyclists from the main streets of Monrovia and its environs is generating mixed reactions from different sectors of the public.  For some, it is the most convenient means around the city.  What should take about 20 to 30 minutes on foot by car getting across central Monrovia, takes less than 10 minutes via commercial motorcycle.  With this medium of transport contributing to the speed of business, while providing employment for thousands of youth around the country, there are some strong economic imperatives in favor of commercial motorcycles. As enticing as the argument in favor of may sound, the state of affairs regarding commercial motorcycles in Liberia continues to dismally fail the “safety-first” test.  Given the incredibly high rates of injury and death as well as the very alarming instances of mob violence resulting from accidents involving commercial motorcyclists, it is hard for anyone to believe that the economic imperatives – whatever they are – should be worth the risk.  The continuous reckless and lawless conduct of many commercial motorcyclists does not reflect the Liberia we say has achieved 10 years at peace.So, with the latest most impudent mob attack that set ablaze a commercial bus because it was involved in a tragic accident with a commercial motorcyclist, the Government of Liberia, through the National Police, decided to act. But is this the right move? The Daily Observer has been gathering feedback from a cross-section of commuters who suggest that sanctions prohibiting motorcyclists from plying the main roads is a step in the right direction. However, it is important to note that whatever measures the police decide to take may be short-lived until the system that governs the conduct of motor vehicles and operators is optimized to serve the safety needs of the public while facilitating the commercial interests of operators.It has little to do with location.  Would it fundamentally change anything to restrict commercial motorcyclists to the suburbs and back roads going into the communities?  Will there be less instances of motorcycle accidents or related violence in Barnersville where commuters live, than on Broad Street where many of the same people work?  The relevant authorities need to restrict access to a motorcycle, not where one can go with a motorcycle.  Restricting access, in this case, means ensuring that all motorcycles are properly registered, insured and operated by drivers that are trained, licensed and equipped (with helmets, etc).  This way, not every Tom, Dick and Harry can jump on a motorbike at the age of 16 and think he’s entitled to “freedom of movement” with the vehicle he’s operating. There are other serious issues.  Many of the commercial motorcyclists plying the streets of Monrovia are foreigners who hardly speak English and hardly know their way around.  They enter Liberia in throngs daily and immediately take up jobs as commercial bikers. Is the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization monitoring this development? Who is hosting them? Do they have residence and work permits?  What are the national security implications in this regard?Also, police officers at certain check-points around the city tend to be more concerned about the small-small donations they can beg or extract from drivers than they are about the safety and security inspections they are mandated to perform on vehicles passing through their posts.  As a result, a 100 LD could go a long way in facilitating criminal activity under the guise of perceived charity. It is our hope that all relevant functionaries of government will get fully involved and not leave the job entirely to the Liberia National Police. So far, we have yet to hear from the Ministry of Transport addressing the issue of safety, especially where motorcyclists are concerned.  Why is it taking so long for the Government of Liberia to require all motor vehicles to be insured and for all drivers to be properly licensed?  Is it possible to include special lanes for motorcycles on all roads, since new ones are being built? Can the Ministry of Public Works weigh in on this?With the new restrictions against commercial motorcycles in certain parts, it is expected that many youth will soon be out of jobs and will need to develop their skills in other areas to be able to provide for themselves and their families.  Are there vocational training centers ready to absorb them? As many have opined, the action of the LNP may be long overdue.  Some even wish the restriction to be permanent.  Let the Government consider the situation from all possible angles and come up with a holistic strategy – an improved system – to administrate and regulate motor vehicular traffic in Monrovia with a vision to extend nationwide.  There are plenty of best practices in other countries for us to learn from; so there’s no need to re-invent the wheel.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Minister Harmon, family fete West Demerara children

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, and his daughter Danielle Harmon-Klien, on Sunday, at their annual Children’s Christmas Party, feted over 400 children drawn from communities on the West Bank Demerara. The activity was held in the West Demerara Secondary School’s auditorium.The children, coming from the communities of Phoenix Park, Pouderoyen, Best Village, Vreed-en- Hoop and Malgre Tout, among other communities, were delighted to receive Christmas presents and goodies.This year marks the 12th year that Minister Harmon and his family have hosted the Christmas party for children living in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara Region (Three). Every year since its inception, the Christmas Party has grown, and it consequently can no longer be kept at the Minister’s Phoenix Park home.The Minister of State believes in giving back to the community, and he said he remains committed to contributing in a tangible way to the development of youths.He said that as a member of Government, there are both personal and professional considerations for children and young people, and he noted that the APNU+AFC Government would continue to invest in youths.Mrs Harmon-Klien, who is based in the United States, has said she looks forward to spending time with the children each year.Ten-year-old Alisha Moideen of Best Village said she is happy to have been invited to the party. Two other children, Ms. Zaynab Providence and Ms. Badieh Williams of Phoenix Park, each thanked the Deputy Regional Executive Officer of Region Three, Mrs Jenifer Ferreira- Dougal, as well as other regional officials, for having them attend the Christmas party.last_img read more

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eZone to sponsor fastest 50

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League…The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) welcomed eZone as its official logistics partner for the 2018 tournament.Evin Lewis hit a 19-ball 50 in the 2017 edition of the Hero CPLThe 2018 event takes place between August 8 and September 16 and will be contested in seven countries. The services that eZone offers are a vital part of being able to deliver a world-class entertainment product.eZone will be presenting the player who scores the fastest 50 of the 2018 tournament with a prize of US$5000. Last year’s winner was Evin Lewis of the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots who made his half-century in 19 balls on his way to 97 not out against Barbados Tridents.Paul Pantin of eZone said, “We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with the Hero CPL for the second year. Connecting the Caribbean through logistics is what we do best and we look forward to bringing our expertise and support to the CPL team once again.”Speaking of the second year of the deal, Barrie Corcoran, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Hero CPL said, “The logistical challenges involved in moving six teams of players and support staff, camera crew and CPL staff between seven nation states are massive. eZone showed us last year with their professionalism and ability to solve problems that they are a huge asset to the tournament.”last_img read more

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Crusaders in semis on goal by Haagsma

first_imgGoalie Tracy Boekestein made 11 saves and Valley Christian coach Kim Looney praised the play of senior sweeper Ashlyn Bolt. The Crusaders reached their first semifinal since 2005, when they played in the Division V final. Hamilton 2, San Pedro 1 Freshman midfielder Cassie Conlin put the Pirates (18-8) ahead in the 17th minute, but the Yankees (14-2-1) rallied in the second half in an L.A. City Section Championship Division quarterfinal matchup at Hamilton High. Conlin scored on a pass from teammate Alyssa Mullenhour, who notched her 20th assist of the season. It proved all for naught when Hamilton’s Brittany Robertson scored twice in the second half to secure the win. Boys basketball Ashley Haagsma’s unassisted goal in the 34th minute was the difference as the Valley Christian High girls soccer team eliminated South Torrance, 1-0, in a CIF Southern Section Division V quarterfinal game Thursday. The win advanced the Crusaders (17-8-3) to next week’s Division V semifinals. center_img Bell 72, University 50 Senior guard Josue Barrientos scored 17 points to help lift the top-seeded Eagles (20-6) to a L.A. City Section Invitational Division win over the Trojans. Barrientos hit three 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds while point guard Ivan Zapeda added 16 points to help Bell overcome a six-point first quarter deficit. The Eagles hit on 20 of 26 free throws including seven late makes by Zapeda to put the game away. Bell will next face 11th-seeded Hamilton on March 3 at the L.A. Sports Arena in the championship game. 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

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Hampton gets hurt in in the cage

first_imgHampton was taking batting practice Wednesday at the Braves’ complex while the team was playing the Detroit Tigers in nearby Lakeland. He fell to the ground in pain after a swing, prompting fears that he broke a rib. X-rays were negative and team doctors determined that he strained his left oblique, still a serious injury for a pitcher. Major League Baseball announced its $700 million, seven-year agreement with DirecTV and said the deal contains a provision that allows its “Extra Innings” package of out-of-market games to remain on cable television if the other incumbent providers agree to match the terms. Around the horn Frank Thomas made his first appearance for the Toronto Blue Jays, going 1-for-3 with an RBI in a “B” game against the Phillies. “I prefer to start late like this because you know what you’re doing out there,” said Thomas, who signed an $18.12 million, two-year contract. “You’ve had enough BP, enough cage work to know what you’re doing out there.” Mike Hampton’s comeback took a major blow. And, no, it has nothing to do with his reconstructed elbow. The Atlanta Braves left-hander injured his left side during batting practice, of all things, and won’t be ready for the start of the regular season. Hampton, starting the seventh season of a $121 million, eight-year contract, will miss the rest of spring training and could be out as long as two months. The Braves had been counting on him to bolster a rotation that includes John Smoltz, Tim Hudson and Chuck James. “I think I pulled it pretty bad,” Hampton said Thursday. “There’s nothing you can do about it now except try to get it healed up and get it better.” center_img Outfielder Jody Gerut was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates after nearly two years of inactivity due to a knee injury. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Kinney needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will likely miss the entire season. Kinney was a top candidate for setup relief pitcher this year. He first tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching forearm one year ago. Team physician Dr. George Paletta said Thursday the torn ligament has grown increasingly worse. The torn ligament in Kinney’s right arm should be surgically replaced with a tendon from his left wrist, Paletta said. Kinney’s recovery should take about 10 months. 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

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Northern Lights College’s longest-serving president passes at the age of 74

first_imgAlong with being remembered for his compassion, integrity, and dedication to his work, family, and friends, Jim was known for his sense of humour.Advertisement Jim is survived by Marty, his wife of 51 years, son Wade, daughter Nicole, grandchildren, and extended family. “We are all deeply saddened at Jim’s passing. He was instrumental in shaping higher education in the North,” said M. Bryn Kulmatycki, current president and chief executive officer of Northern Lights College. “He will long be remembered for his unwavering commitment to NLC and the educational needs of northern British Columbians.” A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 30, at 10 am in the Centre for Clean Energy Technologies at NLC’s Dawson Creek campus. – Advertisement -Kassen started his 25-year tenure as president of NLC in 1980. During his time he grew the College from a single campus in Dawson Creek, with three storefront operations in Chetwynd, Fort Nelson, and Fort St. John, and just a few hundred students, to eight campuses and access centres across the upper third of British Columbia. Jim retired from NLC in 2005. In 2007, the College opened the Jim Kassen Industry Training Centre at the Fort St. John campus in his honour.center_img DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jim Kassen, former president of Northern Lights College, passed away on November 19, 2019. To make a contribution, call 250-787-6240 or email [email protected] Under his leadership, the College entered into a formal arrangement with the University of Northern British Columbia in 1992. Jim awarded NLC’s first honorary degree to renowned opera singer Ben Heppner in 1994. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jim Kassen Legacy Award, administered by the Northern Lights College Foundation.last_img read more

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Liverpool transfer blow: Higuain to stay at Napoli for ‘the next five years’

first_imgNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has told Liverpool he expects Gonzalo Higuain to stay at the club for ‘at least the next five years.’The striker is wanted by sides all around Europe after setting a new Serie A record of 36 goals in a season last year.Liverpool are reportedly keen on the Argentina international after scouting him in the past few months.However, De Laurentiis has now taken to the airwaves to inform any interested parties that he predicts Higauin to stay with Napoli for the next five years.“How nice to see him scoring and celebrating as if he’s wearing the Napoli shirt,” De Laurentiis said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.“He’s a champion, because he plays for the pleasure of scoring goals, a real striker who should be respected. If his words are sincere, he’ll play for Napoli for at least the next five years.“I’m ready to extend his contract, I’m so fond of him as a man and as a player. I want Pipita to stay at Napoli forever.” 1 Gonzalo Higuain set a new Serie A record of 36 goals in a season last year last_img read more

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Man United star left out of Tottenham defeat due to ‘technical decision’ – report

first_img gameday cracker Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures He dropped Bailly entirely from his matchday squad after a poor performance against Brighton and Hove Albion saw Man United fall to a 3-2 defeat the Amex Stadium.Some supporters were left confused by the move and it seems Bailly’s removal from the squad was nothing to do with an injury.But, in his absence, Mourinho’s patched up backline, which saw midfielder Ander Herrera act as a centre-back in a back-three, along with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones was punished by a clinical Tottenham team.With Jones appearing to suffer a second half injury, the Ivorian could get an immediate return to the team. Especially with Victor Lindelof, Jones’ replacement against Spurs, also looking shaky. shining gameday REVEALED smart causal Latest Premier League News Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade no dice England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED 1 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars silverware possible standings Manchester United defender Eric Bailly’s absence from their 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur was due to a ‘technical decision’, according to the Manchester Evening News.The Red Devils’ woefully inept defence were eventually overpowered by Spurs at Old Trafford, handing manager Jose Mourinho his biggest ever home defeat. Manchester United star Eric Bailly looks dejected during the 3-2 defeat to Brighton. last_img read more

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first_imgTHE Donegal GAA County Board is urging fans to buy their tickets early for this Sunday week’s National League clash with Monaghan.Entrance on the day will be €15 – but tickets can be bought online or at Centra outlets for €10.The Division Two game – at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny on March 2 – is a re-match of last year’s Ulster final “We’re expecting a big crowd and fans would be better off getting tickets beforehand,” said PRO Ed Byrne.“It will ease the entry into the ground on the day – and save fans €5,” he added. DONEGAL FANS URGED TO SAVE €5 BY GETTING TICKETS EARLY FOR MONAGHAN CLASH was last modified: February 17th, 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:donegalMonaghanO’Donnell Parkticketslast_img read more

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first_imgA cycling event will take place this Thursday in Burtonport, to help raise funds for the An Post Malin to Mizen cycling challenge which takes place on June Bank Holiday Weekend. The cycle kicks off this Thursday evening in Burtonport, and there will be two options available to those who participate.Cyclists can choose between participating in a 20k cycle or a 40k cycle around the Rosses. Registration is open from 6pm at the Burtonport Community Centre.Burtonport man Owen Coyle, is one of eight cyclists from An Post, who are set to cycle from Mizen to Malin Head on the June Bank Holiday Weekend for charityThere will be two helpers accompanying the eight cyclists on the five day charity trek.The other cyclists joining Owen Coyle, are Paul Herrity, Martin McGinley, Liam O’Grady, Eamon McGlinchey, Mark Nee, Jarlaith Lee and Austin Lee. Those seven men are all based in Letterkenny, so Owen Coyle will be flying the flag for the Rosses.The boys have been in training for months in preparation for the 678 km marathon.It is hoped a large crowd turns out for the fundraising cycle on Thursday, with all proceeds going to raise funds for charity.So get down to the Burtonport Community Centre on Thursday, and show your support to the lads from An Post, before they undertake the epic journey from Malin to Mizen in a fortnight’s time.FUNDRAISING CYCLE FOR MIZEN TO MALIN CHALLENGE THIS THURSDAY IN BURTONPORT was last modified: May 20th, 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:An PostburtonportcharityCycling EventMalinMizennewsSportlast_img read more

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Getting a mortgage? What you need to know and prepare for with Advice First

first_imgIn this month’s column with Pascal Curran, financial advisor and founder of, we gain a jargon-free guide to understanding the process of planning for a mortgage:At Advice First, as Mortgage Brokers we’ve done all of the research and know the market inside out, meaning that we can talk it through with you in simple terms, and let you know the best available option for you, unbiased, informed (and zero jargon!!)Pascal’s tips for getting Mortgage Ready:Are you ready to take a leap into home ownership (congratulations!) and unsure of the steps to take, and how to ready yourself for this journey? We’ll break some of it down to simplify the process, it’s good to do your homework so that you can be armed with knowledge before you’re bombarded with info (…and a sales pitch!) and luckily, we’ve done this homework for you, and can help you in a personalised way when you call in to us. Income:Lenders looking closely at your basic income; make sure you have three months payslips at the ready, last year’s P60 and a salary cert completed by your employer (you can obtain a salary cert from your Mortgage Broker or lender).Permanency:To obtain a mortgage you must have completed your probationary period and you should have at least six months (but preferably twelve months) in continuous employment. Lenders want to see consistency and long-term ability to repay.Costs:Having saved for this beforehand, is sensible. For example, do you have enough money set aside for the deposit, valuation and legal fees, and for furnishing the property? You will be required to have lender evidence on paper – e.g. bank statements and gift confirmation (if any) of this deposit prior to the loan offer being issued. Please note: You should also consider the additional costs incurred in taking a mortgage, including the cost of the valuation and the cost of the solicitor. Shop around and find out what the average cost will be, you should never instruct a valuation or solicitor until you get advice from your Mortgage Broker.Savings:Lenders will require evidence of savings. Not only is this showing that you can live within your means, it also demonstrates good financial planning and an ability to make repayments.Paperwork:When you go to your Broker or lender you should bring the following bits and pieces:3 months’ recent payslips (some lenders require less)6 months’ bank account statements (for all bank accounts)6 months’ saving bank account/Credit Union statements12 months’ loan account statements, for all existing loans including existing mortgagesRecent P60Keep an eye on:Check that you have not had any unpaid direct debits or standing orders on your statements (these are sometimes denoted by referral fees). If there are unpaid direct debits or standing orders, check why this occurred and explain this to your Mortgage Broker/Lender. Doing this can save a lot of time later in the process.Ability to repay:Can you show ability to repay i.e. paying rent? You can demonstrate an ability to repay by showing a strong savings history and strong payment history, i.e. ability to pay a specified rent each month. It is important that the rent and savings transactions can be seen on your bank account statements. Loans which have recently been paid off are also useful to show ability to repay.Deep in the O/D:Do you live within your means, avoiding overdrafts? If you have an overdraft, check your six months bank statements and ensure you are not continually falling into the overdraft. If you do not have an overdraft, ensure that you have never overspent and initiated an unauthorised overdraft. Check also that you have not been “living from one pay cheque to another”. If this is the case, very strong savings records may help.Credit history:Don’t forget – if you are unsure about your credit history or if you missed payments in the past, log on to and pay a small fee to get your credit report sent directly to you. You should show this to your Financial Broker/lender when applying for a loan.In this column each month Pascal will provide financial advice on the most frequently asked topics – here on Donegal Daily and is looking forward to further breaking down the barriers around financial advice in his renowned experienced and jargon-free way!If you would like to book a no obligations consultation with Pascal, click here to visit or simply call +353 74 910 39 38 to talk to us today. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram  Advice First Financial Services Ltd trading as Advice First Financial is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.Catch up on Pascal’s first Financial Advice column here:Meet Pascal Curran – Donegal Daily’s new financial advice columnist!Getting a mortgage? What you need to know and prepare for with Advice First was last modified: March 29th, 2019 by Pascal CurranShare 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:advice firstMortgagePascal Curranlast_img read more

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Read a Book Today

first_imgTebogo Ditshego, CEO of Ditshego Media and founder of the South African Reading Foundation, talking to students about success and the importance of readingAccording to a survey conducted by Stats SA in 2011, 7.1% of South Africa’s population could read and write, but this figure was based on the ability to read and write short sentences and fill in forms.This means that at the time of the survey, 2.643 million South African adults experienced difficulty reading, or could not read at all.Actress Nomzamo Mbatha talking to Wits students about the power of words (images: Bhekumuzi Mdakane)Understanding that reading and literacy can open doors to opportunity, Tebogo Ditshego, chief executive at Ditshego Media, started the South African Reading Foundation in early 2012 to address South Africa’s literacy problem.“We can become as great as we want to be, but it all starts with a book,” said Ditshego, speaking at the World Book Day Read a Book SA event at the University of the Witwatersrand on 23 April.Since 1997 World Book Day has celebrated authors, illustrators, and books, and more importantly, reading and its importance in education and literacy.Organised by the South African Reading Foundation through its Read a Book SA campaign, and in conjunction with Brand South Africa and Play Your Part, the event attracted local personalities to share their love of reading, and inspire a love of reading in others.Actors Nomzamo Mbatha and Masego “Maps” Maponyane; media personality, Pearl Modiadie; social entrepreneur and One Young World ambassador, Luvuyo Mandela; National Youth Development Agency executive chairperson, Yershen Pillay; and writer and entrepreneur, Kojo Baffoe all contributed their stories on how reading helped mould their intellects, and how important reading is to fulfilling South Africa’s potential.WHY READING IS IMPORTANT“Reading and literacy are critically important because they add value and credence to a knowledge economy,” says Brand South Africa’s director of strategic marketing, Wendy Tlou.Writer and entrepreneur Kojo Baffoe reads an extract from Paul Beatty’s novel “The White Boy Shuffle”“A reading nation is a nation that is informed; it is a nation that is curious; it is a nation that is opinionated; but it is also a nation that does, and moves away from just thinking but actually doing.“Through this event we aim to help more South Africans discover the joys of reading and further highlight the importance of reading”, she said, adding, “For me reading has been, and still is, the only journey I take when I want to transport myself to a different world.”At the event she concluded by urging students to “Welcome reading, use reading as a source of strength and a source of confidence, use written words to form and create your opinions because your opinion matters,” adding that “Our struggle is no longer one of political freedom; it’s a struggle for intellectual freedom.”To learn more about World Book Day and the Read a Book SA campaign, follow the South African Reading Foundation @ReadabookSA on twitter.last_img read more

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CM: Number of Companies with CM Deployments Double

first_imgThe results of a 2006 survey by AIIM Europe of companies in the UK found that 29% of companies have an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system in place.  That number is nearly twice the number of companies using ECM in the 2005 survey.46% surveyed said their company plans to spend more or much more on ECM in 2007.  While only 13% of the respondents expected to spend less.Those numbers are now similar to that of the US.  Yet in the UK, only 16% rate their companies as very good or excellent in being able to manage, control and use electronic information.  The survey notes a strong correlation between a company’s business success with their ability to manage electronic data.  Those in the survey who rate their company high in data management are nearly twice as likely to score their company as being more profitable than their industry average.The most challenging aspect of bringing in a content management system is to be able to up-front justify the investment and to gain management buy-in.  27% found integrating change management capabilities into their systems to be the most challenging.last_img read more

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London 2012 Olympics: Wrestler Sushil Kumar to carry flag at opening ceremony

first_imgBeijing Olympics bronze medal winning wrestler Sushil Kumar will lead the Indian contingent at the opening ceremony of the London Games on July 27.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) named Sushil as the flag-bearer for the contingent on Sunday, even as a number of names were doing the rounds.Amongst the others who were in contention were India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, Beijing Games bronze medallist Vijender Kumar and Leander Paes, who won a tennis singles bronze at the Atlanta Games.”It’s a matter of great pride for me that such an honour has been bestowed upon me. I feel privileged to lead the Indian contingent at the Olympics which is considered as the biggest sporting event in the world,”Sushil told Mail Today on Sunday, minutes after arriving from the US where he was training with the wrestling team.Sushil, who rose to prominence after winning the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics, said that being the flag-bearer will only motivate him to do better in London.”I am aware that the whole country would be expecting a medal from me and I have been training very hard so that I don’t disappoint fans.”There are a lot of other athletes in the Indian contingent and having been chosen as the flag-bearer will only motivate me to perform better at the London Games,”said the 66kg category wrestler.Sushil has a long list of achievements to his credit. Along with the bronze in Beijing, the gold medal at the 2010 World Championships in Moscow is the highlight of his career so far.advertisementThe 29-year-old Sushil also won a gold at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and is a four-time Commonwealth champion.At the Olympics, the wrestling events begin on August 5.The five-member Indian wrestling team is scheduled to leave for Belarus on Thursday night where they will train for two weeks before they fly out to London in the first week of August.However, Sushil will make a two-day visit to London for the opening ceremony. He will fly out from Belarus on July 26 and join his wrestling team after a couple of days.”It’s a matter of just two days and with the kind of training that we have had, I don’t expect it to affect my preparation. Being the flag- bearer will only motivate me,”he added.Acting IOA president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that Bindra’s father had officially informed them that he will not be able to lead the Indian contingent, while Paes has already had the honour at the Sydney Olympics.”Abhinav has his event the day after the opening ceremony and the same is the case with Vijender who also has his bout on July 28,”said [email protected] mailtoday.inlast_img read more

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Phillies Shut Out Mets, 1-0

first_imgNEW YORK — Vince Velasquez’s first pitch in his Philadelphia Phillies debut was a fastball. So was his second and his third.The 23-year-old right-hander opened with 16 consecutive fastballs against the New York Mets, all from 92-95 mph. He struck out a career-high nine over six innings and Ryan Howard’s opposite-field home run in the fifth inning off Bartolo Colon provided enough offense. The Phillies won 1-0 on a chilly April 9 for their first victory this season.Velasquez (1-0) said his goal was “to go out there and make a statement, to show that we got this win, to show that we’re capable of winning and we’re not losers.”“If we were 0-5, we’re just going to hold our heads down low,” he said.Acquired in the seven-player offseason deal that sent closer Ken Giles to Houston, Velasquez struggled through a 26-pitch first inning that ended with Neil Walker’s flyout with two on. New York didn’t put two runners on in an inning after that as Velasquez combined with four relievers on a three-hitter.Velasquez didn’t have anything up his sleeve on the 41-degree night but rather something toasty in his pants: 2-by-3-inch heat packets.“I had them in my back pockets when I was out there,” he said, “so I’d touch my butt a little bit and proceed to pitch.”Velasquez made seven starts and 12 relief appearances as a rookie last year. Helping the rebuilding Phillies avoid what would have been their first 0-5 start since 1934, he gave up three hits and three walks.“He exudes energy,” Phillies Manager Pete Mackanin said.Velasquez had the most strikeouts in a Philadelphia debut since Roy Halladay in 2010.“He locked in,” Howard said. “He pitches pitch a chip on his shoulder or pitches kind of with an attitude, if you will.”Hector Neris, Daniel Stumpf, David Hernandez and Jeanmar Gomez combined for hitless relief, sealing just the second win for the Phillies in their last 12 games at Citi Field.Gomez got three outs with six pitches for his second career save, his first since July 2014 with Pittsburgh. He retired Wilmer Flores on a game-ending lineout to shortstop Freddy Galvis.“A laugher,” Mackanin joked. “I knew we were going to win as soon as Freddy caught that ball — that last ball.”Pitching in short sleeves and without an undershirt, the 42-year-old Colon (0-1) allowed five hits in six innings, walked none and struck out seven — including six looking. His fastball reached up to 92 mph.Howard’s home run, on an 88 mph pitch, went to the opposite field and cleared the original 16-foot green wall in left.“The pitch just stayed towards the middle,” Colon said.Philadelphia Odubel Herrera missed a hit-and-run sign in the sixth, leading to Cesar Hernandez getting caught stealing at second.Hernandez failed to run home from third in the ninth, when Maikel Franco hit a slow roller and third Wilmer Flores bounced the throw to first. A day earlier, Hernandez ran into an inning-ending double play when Herrera’s popup dropped after the infield-fly rule was invoked.“We’ve seen it before with him,” Mackanin said. “We just have to keep on him and point them out to him, and hopefully he’ll learn from them. He’s a good player, but he’s got to polish it up a little bit.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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19 days agoChelsea boss Lampard: My relationship with Giroud is really good

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard: My relationship with Giroud is really goodby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard says he speaks regularly with Olivier Giroud.The veteran has been on the outer this season.Lampard said, “My relationship with Olivier is really good. He’s a great professional, trains at a level every day, great in the dressing room and passes on his experience, but everyone keeps asking me about the players that aren’t playing. It’s a difficult one.”Some players can’t play, whether they’re 32 or at the other end of the spectrum at 21. They have to keep working and be positive within the group. I want the club to win and when I choose to select people or not, it’s because I think it’s the best thing.”Everyone wants to play, I understand that – I was one of the worst, I hated not playing – but all I want to see is positivity. I’m seeing that, and that’s something maybe the outside world doesn’t see. We need a big squad to be a successful team.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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How the police could be tracking your phone

first_imgIt’s a relatively secretive piece of technology. So secretive, that authorities don’t even like to admit they use it. But the police are now using it to gather data from cellphones in Canadian cities. What can they do with that data? Depends on who you ask. Should you be worried? They say no, and privacy experts disagree—so in other words, it’s another story about what we should expect when we walk around in public.What are they collecting? How does it help solve crimes? What rights does the public have to their smartphones data signature? What’s the logical extension of increased use of this technology? And, for the crimes it’s supposed to solve, does it work?GUEST: Kate Allen, Science and Technology reporter, Toronto StarAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at read more

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Lenders hopeful of successful bids for grounded Jet Airways

first_imgNew Delhi: A day after Jet Airways suspended all its flights after running out of money, lenders to the carrier Thursday said they were “reasonably hopeful” that bidding process for the airline will end successfully. Lenders led by the State Bank of India had declined to extend more funds to Jet, forcing it to suspend all its flights. “The lenders after due deliberations decided that the best way forward for the survival of Jet Airways is to get the binding bids from potential investors who have expressed EOI (Expression of Interest) and have been issued bid documents on April 16,” a statement by lenders said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details A consortium of 26 lenders led by the SBI, with 51 per cent stake in the debt-trapped airline, has invited bids from potential suitors. “Lenders are reasonably hopeful that the bid process is likely to be successful in determining the fair value of the enterprise in a transparent manner,” it said. Banks on Wednesday rejected an immediate Rs 400 crore demand of Jet Airways, compelling it to ground operations. Jet had been, over the last few months, on a decline as competition from budget airlines hurt its profitability and led to a debt pile. It reported losses for four straight quarters despite sales holding up. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday At its peak, Jet operated 123 planes and over 600 daily flights. It was flying just seven planes on Tuesday. Its chief executive officer Vinay Dube on Wednesday wrote an email to airlines’ passengers saying “with deep sadness and with a heavy heart that we would like to share with you that, effective immediately, Jet Airways will be suspending all its domestic and international operations”. “Tuesday night, we were informed by SBI, on behalf of the consortium of Indian lenders, that they are unable to consider our request for interim funding. Since no emergency funding from the lenders or any other source of funding was forthcoming, it would therefore not have been possible for us to pay for fuel or other critical services to keep the operations going,” he wrote. He said the airline had over the last several weeks and months tried “every means possible” to seek funding, both interim as well as long term funding, to keep our operations going. “Unfortunately, despite the very best of our efforts, we have been left with no other choice today”. “A decision like this is never easy to make, but without the interim funding, which we have been repeatedly requesting for, we are simply unable to conduct flight operations in a manner that delivers to the very reasonable expectations of our guests, employees, partners and service providers,” he wrote. “After 25 years of sharing the Joy of Flying with Indian and international guests, Jet Airways and its Board of Directors have been forced to take this extreme measure, as prolonged and sustained efforts with lenders and authorities to ensure the sustainability of the airline did not yield the desired results.” He, however, said the future provides new hope and opportunity as India is better off with a flying Jet Airways. “We will now await the bid finalization process by SBI and the consortium of Indian lenders and will continue to support the bid process initiated by the lenders,” he added. Passengers who had booked on Jet for travel on future dates will get a refund. “We sincerely and profusely apologise for the disruption to your travel plans. We would like to thank you for your continued patronage, support and loyalty over the years. We are hopeful that we will be able to bring the Joy of Flying back to you soon,” he added.last_img read more

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Alaska marijuana industry raises concern about future

JUNEAU, Alaska — Marijuana growers and retailers in Alaska say they’re concerned about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plans for the industry after he appointed a marijuana critic and a law enforcement officer to the state marijuana board.The Anchorage Daily News reports the Republican governor has been quiet on his policies for the state’s legal marijuana industry, but his pick of Vivian Stiver for the regulatory board has stirred opposition.Stiver was involved in an unsuccessful 2017 effort to ban marijuana operations in Fairbanks.Democratic state Rep. Adam Wool says the appointment is an “antagonistic” move that’s setting up for a fight.Stiver says she is “absolutely not” a prohibitionist of marijuana, noting that the new industry seem to be working.She says she hasn’t heard from the governor’s office about its marijuana policy.___Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.comThe Associated Press read more

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Alberta premier sensed shift in Keystone XL discussions with US State Department

WASHINGTON — Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she senses a shift in discussions with some U.S. government officials about the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.After her fifth trip to Washington, D.C., Tuesday to lobby for the project, Redford says some people there are starting to appreciate that shipping bitumen by rail generates more greenhouse gases than shipping it by pipeline.Redford says she met with U.S. State department officials as well as members of Congress and the Senate and the talks went very well.She says she continued to promote Alberta’s environmental record, including carbon capture and storage projects and new land use policies.Some Americans say the Keystone XL pipeline would reduce U.S. reliance on crude imports from unfriendly countries and create jobs, but others argue the environmental risks are too high.TransCanada Corp. filed its Keystone XL proposal more than five years ago and expects a decision will be made soon.“I actually feel that the discussion that I have been able to have with people, some of whom I have met before who are following this closely and some who I have met for the first time, leads me to believe that people are really fully seized with these issues, have understood the discussion that we have been trying to have out of Alberta and that it is going very well,” she said Tuesday.The US$5.4-billion Keystone project would ship bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.Redford suggested she was encouraged by the discussions in the U.S. capital about shipping crude derived from the oil sands by pipeline versus by rail.“A lot of that product is being transported by rail at the moment, and that is something that is receiving quite a bit of attention in the United States, partly because we know that transportation by rail leads to higher greenhouse gas emissions than a pipeline would,” Redford said.Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty talked about oil pipelines, including Keystone XL, in front of a business crowd in Edmonton Tuesday.“I was in Texas the other week and I can tell you the support for the Keystone pipeline is huge,” he said.“I am hopeful that the sensible course will be followed.”Flaherty touted the three options for shipping oil to port through Canada as well — west through the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, north to the port of Churchill, Man., by rail and east to New Brunswick by pipeline.“I think we should do them all, personally. This is the future of the country — it’s long term. I think we should move on all fronts.” he said. “We need to do something.”© Thomson Reuters 2013 read more

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Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 48.38 points to 15,192.25.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 84.32 points to 21,975.44.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 4.37 points to 2,476.47.The Nasdaq composite index was up 10.97 points to 6,359.10.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.83 cents US, down from Monday’s average price of 80.10 cents US.

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Georgian and Abkhaz representatives meet in Geneva at UNinitiated talks

State Minister for Conflict Resolution Goga Khaindrava headed the Georgian side while the Abkhaz side was led by de facto Foreign Minister Sergey Shamba at the session, which comes ahead of the next meeting of the so-called Group of Friends countries seeking a peaceful resolution to the conflict.International experts and some Group of Friends representatives were involved in today’s talks, which were initiated by the Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Georgia, Heidi Tagliavini, and started with informal consultations. The UN has maintained an observer mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) since 1994 when an accord reached in Moscow ended the fighting. On 30 January the Security Council extended UNOMIG’s mandate for another six months. Stressing the urgent need for progress on refugees and internally displaced persons, a Council resolution called on both sides to show genuine commitment to make returns the focus of special attention.The Group of Friends of the Secretary-General – France, Germany, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States – are expected to meet by the end of the year. read more

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Twitter signs 2year content ad deal with NFL as messaging service tries

by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted Aug 10, 2015 7:27 am MDT Last Updated Aug 10, 2015 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Twitter signs 2-year content, ad deal with NFL as messaging service tries to widen appeal FILE – This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post padding before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. In a two-year content and advertising deal announced Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File) SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service.A two-year content and advertising deal announced Monday expands upon similar partnerships that Twitter forged with the NFL in 2013 and 2014.The NFL plans to funnel nearly three times more content into Twitter than last year, a commitment that will include more video highlights and pictures from games in progress. Twitter, in turn, will use an automated formula to prominently display NFL tweets and related ads in the streams of accountholders likely to enjoy the information.The NFL’s Twitter blitz will begin with Thursday’s preseason games. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Twitter and other Internet companies typically pay their partners by giving them a percentage of ad sales made from their content.After signing single-season contracts in 2013 and 2014, the NFL gave Twitter a vote of confidence by locking into a longer term this time around. It’s the first time any of Twitter’s roughly 200 partners have signed a multi-year contract, according to Glenn Brown, Twitter’s director of content partnerships.The NFL, by far the most-watched sports league in the U.S., also is relying solely on Twitter to sell all the advertising tied to the tweets from its accounts. In the previous two seasons, the ads were jointly sold by the NFL and Twitter.The show of faith comes at a critical time for Twitter.Although its brand is widely known and its service boasts more than 300 million users, Twitter has been struggling to widen its appeal. With user growth slowing dramatically, even Twitter’s own management recently acknowledged that the service has become too confusing to navigate. What’s more, the San Francisco company still hasn’t posted a profit.Investors have sacked Twitter for its execution problems. The company’s stock finished last week at $27.04, less than half its value 10 months ago and just $1.04 above its initial public offering price in November 2013.The NFL’s immense popularity could help Twitter find ways to get people to check into its service more frequently and lure visitors who might not necessarily sign into the service, but could still see ads.Twitter plans to highlight NFL material even if users haven’t chosen to follow the league. The company does this by tracking people’s activity on the service to determine their interests. Ads featuring NFL content will be targeted using similar analytical tools.“We know if we put content in front of the hundreds of millions of Twitter users, they will engage with the content,” predicted Vishal Shah, the NFL’s vice-president of media strategy and business development. read more

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Interior Department to cancel energy lease on land sacred to Blackfoot tribes

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that’s on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday.Tribal leaders said such a move would make up for a wrong done to them in 1982, when the government issued the lease without consulting the tribes.But the legal manoeuvring in the case might not be over: The law firm representing the lease owner, Solenex LLC of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, indicated it would challenge any attempt to cancel the lease.Government attorneys said the lease was improperly sold more than three decades ago, in part because an environmental study did not consider the impact of drilling on the tribes.The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management “failed to fully consider the effects of oil and gas development on cultural resources, including religious values and activities,” the attorneys wrote.The 6,200-acre lease is in northwestern Montana’s Badger Two-Medicine area, which is the site of the creation story for the Blackfoot tribes of southern Canada and the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. It is just west of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.The lease could be cancelled as early as Dec. 11.Solenex LLC sued the government in 2013 to force a decision after the dispute dragged on for decades. The case is before U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, who has expressed repeated frustration at how long it’s taken for the government to resolve the issue.William Perry Pendley with the Mountain States Legal Foundation, which is representing Solenex, said it was “insane” for the government to suggest that 33 years after the leases were issued — and after four studies of the Solenex proposal — that the government’s actions violated the law.“The government does not have the legal authority to cancel the lease,” Pendley said.Solenex would have to be compensated if a cancellation occurs, Pendley said. A similar situation involving leases cancelled in Michigan’s Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area resulted in an award of about $100 million to the owners of those leases, he said.Blackfeet leaders said Monday’s court filing confirmed their view that drilling could not be done without disturbing the spiritual power of the Badger Two-Medicine, located within the Lewis and Clark National Forest.“Badger Two-Medicine is too sacred to develop,” Blackfeet Nation Chairman Harry Barnes said in a statement. He thanked the Obama administration for moving to permanently protect a site that he said “is like a church — a divine sanctuary — to our people.”Dozens more oil and gas leases were originally sold in the area, but over the years, most were retired or surrendered by their owners.Monday’s court filing did not address the fate of 17 remaining leases in the area. Most of those are held by Devon Energy of Oklahoma, according to federal officials.U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recommended cancelling all the leases in an Oct. 30 letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.Jewell’s office referred questions on the remaining leases to Bureau of Land Management spokesman Al Nash, who said Monday no decision has been made. FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, Ingrid Forsmark kayaks on Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that’s on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File) Interior Department to cancel energy lease on land sacred to Blackfoot tribes of US, Canada by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press Posted Nov 23, 2015 9:03 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Alberta premier tells municipalities theres no funding for new projects

EDMONTON – Alberta’s premier is warning municipalities that the cash-strapped province is going to have to refuse a lot of funding requests.Rachel Notley has told delegates at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association that they need to lower their expectations.She says it’s great if municipalities want innovative, new projects, but that they’ll have to decide what other funding can be pulled to pay for them.Notley says that with a $10.9-billion deficit, the province will keep spending growth to about two per cent, with priority given to health and education.Alberta is being hammered by low oil prices, and unemployment and office vacancy rates are rising.The province’s estimated debt is expected to climb to $58 billion by 2019.(CHED) by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 6, 2016 1:49 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta premier tells municipalities there’s no funding for new projects read more

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Brandon Moore Says No to Dallas Cowboys

Brandon Moore is no longer going to play for the Dallas Cowboys.After a change of heart, just a day after Moore verbally agreed to a one-year contract with the Cowboys, he decided to retire from the game all together.At the old age – by NFL standards –  of 33 Moore didn’t want to quit, but after failed attempts to get his asking price of $3 million to $4 million, he decided it was time to move on with his life.“I was wrestling with it all night,” Moore told’s Mike Garafolo on Wednesday. “I was excited, but when you start looking at all the personal factors that go into it and the commitment on the football side and you’ve been in a different mental state also the past three or four months because no action’s been happening, you kind of move on with your life.”He went on to say, “I was happy with that and fine with that. But when you get a call from a coach I care deeply for in (Cowboys offensive coordinator) Bill Callahan, you start to feel it, you get excited and you’re finally like, ‘I want to do it.’ But you map out the logistics of it all — the physical and mental commitment, the tear on your family.”Moore was rated fourth best guard in the NFL last season. A dominant run blocker and pass blocker protector for the Jets in 2012, he hasn’t missed a start since 2004. Moore still has a lot of play in him, and would have been a valuable addition to the Cowboys. It’s a shame he gave it all up. read more

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Overtime score propels Buckeyes to victory

Usually when someone is getting jumped on by a group of men it is a bad thing. For freshman Logan Schuss, though, getting jumped on was a good thing.“At first it wasn’t the best; I couldn’t breathe. But after that it was good,” Schuss said.Schuss was at the center of his team’s overwhelming celebration after Ohio State’s men’s lacrosse team won in overtime Saturday 11-10, after blowing a three-goal lead. Coach Nick Myers constantly encourages team to play a full 60 minutes each time out, but on Saturday they needed a little extra.With the score tied at the end of regulation, the Buckeyes went into sudden-death overtime. One minute and 10 seconds into the overtime, Schuss was able to find the back of the net for the win.“There’s no love for each other, so it’s always nice to come out and beat these kids,” senior goalie Brandon Freeman said.The Buckeyes were able to get the win, but it didn’t come easy.OSU only trailed once in the game when the score was 1-0, but they were never able to pull away.“We knew going into the game there was going to be a run,” Myers said.On multiple occasions, the Buckeyes had two-goal leads and once had a three-goal lead, but Penn State fought back each time. The Buckeyes even had a two-goal lead with less than three minutes to go in the game, but they were unable to close out the Nittany Lions.Myers said he told his team to hang in there. He told them it would take heart and hustle to win the game.OSU was out-shot by Penn State by 24 and won nine fewer face-offs.Schuss was named conference Rookie of the Week last week and he threw his name back in the mix for next week’s award. Along with the game-winning goal, Schuss assisted on four other goals.Along with Schuss, senior Mario Ventiquattro brought his “A” game. Ventiquattro was able to find the back of the net four times.The Buckeyes got the win, but not without injuries. Midway through the fourth quarter, Matt Kawamoto suffered a shoulder injury.With the win, the Buckeyes will take a two-game win streak on the road to play Robert Morris on Tuesday. read more

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Cockatoo filmed making tools from twigs wood and cardboard to reach nut

first_imgCockatoos have been filmed making the same tool from three different kinds of material, proving for the first time that they have a design in mind and are anticipating how it can be used.Tool manufacture was once thought to be unique to humans, but in recent years many animals such as chimps, crows, finches and vultures have been seen to make their own tools.The Goffin’s cockatoo, which his native to Indonesia, is not known to use tools in the wild, but have learned in captivity. One bird, called Figaro, who lives at the Messerli Research Institute at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, previously displayed the ability to spontaneously make tools by biting long splinters out of the wooden beams of its cage, which he then used to rake pieces of food that were otherwise out of reach.Three others have since followed, showing that making such tools is within the capacity of the species. The cockatoo perforated the cardboard with bites then tore off the strip to be used as a tool to knock the nut off the perch The cockatoo perforated the cardboard with bites then tore off the strip to be used as a tool to knock the nut off the perch However scientists could not tell if the birds intended to make the shape, because the wood would naturally splinter into a long shape anyway. To test if the birds were aiming to make elongated tools that could bridge a particular distance, the researchers in Vienna and Oxford University gave them the problem of reaching a piece of food placed a few centimetres beyond a circular hole in the transparent wall of a box.They were given four different materials that required different manipulations to produce suitable tools: larch wood, leafy beech twigs , cardboard and beeswax.”While none of the birds succeeded in making tools out of beeswax, we found that at least some of them could make suitable tools from the three remaining materials,” said Dr Alice Auersperg, who heads the Goffin Laboratory at the University of Veterinary Medicine. The successful parrots made well-shaped tools, even though each material required different manipulation techniques.To make tools out of larch wood, they bit the material once or twice and tore off the resulting splinter. To use the leafy twigs, they snapped off redundant leaves and side branches until what was left was usable. Finally, to make cardboard tools, they simply cut what was necessary from the edge of the sheet provided.‘To us, the tools made from cardboard were the most interesting ones, as this material was not pre-structured and required the birds to shape their tools more actively,” added Dr Auersperg.” They succeeded by placing a large number of parallel bite marks along the edge of the material like a hole punch, using their curved upper beak to cut the elongated piece out of the cardboard block after reaching a certain length.”Interestingly, this length was usually just above or very close to the minimum length required to reach the food reward placed behind the barrier.” Co-author Professor Alex Kacelnik, from the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology, said: ‘Ultimately, we want to understand how animals think – namely, to produce the equivalent of explicit computer programs capable of doing what the birds do.”We really don’t know if the birds can picture in their minds an object that doesn’t yet exist and follow this image as a template to build something new, or how their brains elicit the appropriate set of movements to organise their response to novel problems, but this is what we are trying to find out.”The research was published in the journal Biology Letters.  Cockatoos clearly have a design in mind when they begin fashioning tools  Cockatoos clearly have a design in mind when they begin fashioning tools  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. A nut was placed out of reach and the birds had to solve the problem of how to reach it A nut was placed out of reach and the birds had to solve the problem of how to reach itlast_img read more

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13 signs youre an expert LidlorAldi shopper

first_img1. You have a practised eye for the best cardboard box to put your shopping in Source: James Horan/Photocall Ireland2. You feel the secret thrill of the mystery binAnd know what day of the week to go in to get first pick of the specials. Source: Lidl3. You know that it’s physically impossible to only buy one thing4. But also, the pain of impulse-buying too much ‘to save in the long run’… and having to carry it home. Source: Imgur Source: Imgur5. You have bought presents there for people you love Source: Imgur6. You’ve attained Grandmaster level at matching odd-sounding products to their brand-name equivalents Source: lucyrfisher7. You know which queue moves quickestAnd have internally rated all the cashiers’ levels of expertise. “I’ll stand here, the dark-haired one is dead fast.” Source: avlxyz8. You have developed a serious addiction to at least one brand of chocolate you’d never previously heard of Source: Flickr9. You know that not EVERY special offer is a good special offer Source: Imgur10. But some are just… very special indeed Source: Paul O’Hara/Twitter11. You are aware that most of the wine descriptions would also fit the perfect man Source: Imgur12. You have known the confusion of trying to stack your groceries as the cashier fires them through at 100mph Source: the Italian voice13. So now you take your shopping over to the special shelf at the front, to pack at your leisure while making this face: Source: GifsoupCongratulations! You have attained Expert Lidl or Aldi Shopper status.Now go, eat cheap groceries.Lidl in Sligo has a very uncomfortable special offer>16 reasons to hate doing the ‘big shop’>last_img read more

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Five things that nearly killed Star Trek before it started

first_imgMany people can trace their Star Trek geekdom back through its entire history. Some are able to claim that they have even read the vast volume of books that go alongside the TV and movie collections. Others may not have had such high ambitions, only picking a single series as “your” Star Trek.There’s no right way to be a Trekkie, but after a read through Mark Clark’s latest book it became clear that this show that has touched so many people might not have ever happened. In fact, there were five critical points at which time the original Star Trek could have all fallen apart.Lucille BallAs a Hollywodd superstar because of I Love Lucy and owner at the time of Desilu Productions, Lucille Ball was the anchor that kept the Enterprise from floating away. Desilu was basically cash strapped, and what they really needed was a hit. When Gene Roddenberry pitched the idea around town, there ween’t many people willing to support what was originally described as a futuristic show for adults that was like a Western.Lucille Ball, despite the overall disapproval from the Desilu board members, brought Roddenberry on board for Star Trek. Because of Lucille Ball’s support, Gene Roddenberry was now able to go and pitch the show to the Networks, in the hopes that one of them would support this brave new world.Failed PilotGene Roddenberry had a hard time selling Star Trek to many people. It was basically a foreign concept in a time where sci-fi was really just for kids, and the notion of an Adult oriented space exploration show was a scary new thing. Gene was able to smooth this out by comparing the show to Westerns. By explaining that the cast would be travelling around in a way that would be portrayed as familiar and engaging.The first pilot for Star Trek, which was called The Cage, was nothing like what Roddenberry had pitched to everyone. It was accused of being overly cerebral, overly sexual, and the cast was not nearly diverse enough. The Pilot was rejected entirely, which for most shows means it’s over. For whatever reason, Star Trek was given the opportunity to submit another pilot. This pilot was received much better, and the show was allowed to go on.Isaac AsimovHave you ever insulted someone for having an opinion that was different from yours, only to discover later on that you were talking to an expert in that field? Mark Clark’s book details a conversation between Gene Roddenberry and world renowned author Issac Asimov in which Roddenberry dismissed this person he did not know. He blew off Asimov without knowing who he was, and it nearly cost him his television show.Shortly after Star Trek began to air, Asimov submitted a scathing article to TV Guide for all of the mistakes and scientific untruths that were found within Star Trek. Roddenberry resolved the matter with a deep felt apology to Asimov, who quickly changed gears to become one of the shows greatest allies. Asimov often gave Roddenberry ideas for the show, as well as continuing to write in support of the show. Had Roddenberry not acted quickly to apologize to Asimov, Star Trek would likely not be anything like what we know today.No Leonard NimoyOne of the most disastrous commands to come down from the result of the failed pilot was to fire all of the actors that were currently on the bridge and replace them with a more diverse crew. Had Gene Roddenberry listened to that instruction in its entirely, it would have meant that Leonard Nimoy would not have gone on to play Spock in the second Pilot, and the show as we know it would have been completely different. Fortunately, Roddenberry saw fit to move Nimoy from the role he played in the original Pilot to the position of second in command on the Enterprise. It became a role that Nimoy would continue to be associated with for the rest of his life.Captain KirkWhile we were fortunate enough to keep Leonard Nimoy, the original Captain had to go. Not just the actor, but the role entirely. The new Captain needed to be someone completely different from Christopher Pike, the man who was utterly rejected in the original Pilot. When it was determined that the new Captain would be played by William Shatner, Gene Roddenberry spent quite a bit of time debating over what the name of the new Captain would be.Were it not for the whim of Gene Roddenberry, the new leader of the Enterprise could have easily been named Captain Frost, or any of a dozen other names that were in the balance. As fate would have it, Captain Kirk was the name that took hold, and is a name that has been repeated by hundreds of thousands ever since.Star Trek as we know it today could well have been completely different, were it not for several key elements falling into place. In some cases it feels like it was nothing short of blind luck that allowed the show to exist at all.Have you ever wondered what the world would look like today without the influences of the Star Trek? It’s a fun mental exercise for sure.last_img read more

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Motorolas X Phone project hopes to right the ship

first_imgWhen Motorola and Google took the stage together for the first time since the merger, we were promised “a new Motorola”. Recent reports of a new hardware line from Motorola starting with the “X Phone” could be the first sign of this promise.There’s no shortage of speculation on the reasons Google acquired Motorola. While the most common reason is to wield Moto’s patent portfolio to defend the Android operating system, there’s just as much data to suggest that Google wanted a hardware manufacturer they could control from the inside. Google wasted no time injecting their own employees into the Motorola hierarchy, immediately followed by a 20% decrease in staff in the first of many steps to bring the company to profitability.Reports of a new line of hardware focused on approaching the mobile ecosystem from a new perspective seems like exactly the kind of thing you would expect a company focused on delivering results to new shareholders to do.If you’ve been following Motorola’s approach to Android, especially with the more recent Droid Razr line, you’ll see that the company has worked hard to create a “near stock” approach to their smartphones. While Samsung and HTC have opted for a user experience that is wildly different than Google’s approach to Android, Motorola has taken the stock experience and built a handful of features that compliment the UI without interrupting the look and feel. Continuing in this vein, it would make sense for Motorola to follow in the path Google has set in acquiring Viewdle and Nik Software and focus on a smartphone with a powerful camera experience.Outside of the camera, Motorola will need to embrace several recent advancements in screen technology. As we wrap up 2012, there are several phones on the way with 1080p screens and whispers of flexible displays and indestructible screens for the next year. Motorola would also need a hardware profile that set this X phone apart from the Droid line of phones that are manufactured for Verizon Wireless, especially if the company expects to sell the phone across multiple carriers simultaneously. Currently, Apple and Samsung are the only companies that have managed to put the same phone (or in Samsung’s case, very nearly the same phone) on nearly every major carrier in the world. Motorola will need a similar strategy in order to compete.Currently, Motorola is rumored to be struggling with settling on a hardware combination that works for the platform. With everything from flexible displays to ceramic casing in the mix, Moto in undoubtedly in the process of trying as many things as possible to make a phone that is capable of being viewed as a great fresh start for the company. Google’s injection of high level management and project managers means that there are people involved who has been a part of every aspect of the Android ecosystem on the project. While the X in the code name for this phone might not be a “Nexus” phone in the strictest sense, it will certainly be a worthy competitor for the title.last_img read more

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Une canne virtuelle pour aider les malvoyants à sorienter

first_imgUne “canne” virtuelle pour aider les malvoyants à s’orienterUne “canne” virtuelle a été mise au point par l’Université hébraïque de Jérusalem. Elle permet aux malvoyants de s’orienter en reconstruisant une image de son environnement.Près de 200 millions de personnes dans le monde sont aujourd’hui malvoyants, comme le rappelle Le Figaro. Et si les conséquences de cette déficience sont nombreuses, le plus dur pour ces personnes est de parvenir à évaluer la hauteur des obstacles et d’identifier des objets plus éloignés, afin d’anticiper leur déplacement. C’est à partir des problèmes rencontrés et en se basant sur le principe de la canne blanche qu’a germé l’idée de mettre au point une canne virtuelle.À lire aussiLechal, les chaussures intelligentes qui viennent en aide aux malvoyantsDotée d’un système de capteurs et de vibrations, cette canne virtuelle est capable d’améliorer l’orientation et la mobilité des malvoyants, en les aidant à percevoir les différents obstacles présents sur leur chemin. Détaillé fin juin à Jérusalem, lors d’une conférence internationale intitulée “Facing Tomorow”, ce dispositif a été développé par le Dr Amir Amedi et son équipe.Pas plus grand qu’un téléphone portable, ce système utilise en fait le même principe qu’une lampe de poche, en émettant un faisceau. Lorsque la canne virtuelle repère un objet, elle transmet les informations à l’utilisateur via une légère vibration, semblable à celle d’un téléphone mobile. Pour que les malvoyants puissent évaluer aussi bien la hauteur que la distance à laquelle se trouvent les objets, le dispositif est équipé de toute une série de capteurs. Cette canne virtuelle a été pensée pour être aussi bien pratique (petite, facile à transporter, dotée d’une autonomie de douze heures et rechargeable) que fonctionnelle (précise et facile à prendre en main). Des résultats prometteurs Les scientifiques du laboratoire du Dr Amedi ont testé la canne virtuelle dans toutes sortes de situations afin d’étudier le fonctionnement du cerveau chez les personnes aveugles, et notamment sa capacité de réorganisation. Les chercheurs ont notamment mis en place un labyrinthe qui impose de marcher dans un environnement et des chemins changeants. Grâce à la canne virtuelle, et après une courte période de formation, une dizaine de malvoyants se sont déplacés avec succès dans le labyrinthe et ont réussi à éviter complètement les murs et les obstacles.Le 10 juillet 2011 à 12:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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XBMC 11 la nouvelle version de Media Center est disponible

first_imgXBMC 11 : la nouvelle version de Media Center est disponibleLa dernière version de l’interface Media Center XBMC a été finalisée pendant le week-end. Baptisée Eden, ou XBMC 11, elle est disponible au téléchargement et apporte son lot de nouveautés et d’améliorations.Eden, ou XBMC 11, la nouvelle mouture de l’interface Media Center XBMC est disponible au téléchargement dans sa version finale. Celle-ci apporte de nombreuses nouveautés et améliorations au centre de média qui permet de gérer films, photos et musiques depuis un PC Windows ou Linux, comme depuis un Mac.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Parmi elle, la possibilité grâce à la fonction Rollback de revenir en arrière après l’installation d’un plug-in défaillant, ou l’intégration du support d’AirPlay pour les Apple TV et terminaux iOS jailbreakés. Le Media Center s’est également enrichi d’un nouveau thème d’interface Confluence avec une présentation des sections à l’horizontale, ainsi que d’un moteur de rendu optimisé. La nouvelle mouture du logiciel offre en outre une meilleure gestion des protocoles réseau et un nouveau décodeur JPEG amélioré. Enfin les utilisateurs d’OS X bénéficient désormais comme ceux de Linux et Windows de la possibilité d’adapter le rafraîchissement de l’affichage en fonction du nombre d’images par seconde que contient un film. XMBC 11 est disponible sur le site Internet du logiciel.Le 26 mars 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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The benefits offered by Holiday Extras

first_imgThe workplace benefits on offer at Holiday Extras include:Pension:Group personal pension (GPP) plan, with 3% employee contribution. Employer contributes 3% for the majority of staff and 11% for directors and associate directors.  Employees can contribute via salary sacrifice. All employees are eligible after they have passed probation, but must opt in to the scheme.National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) for those not in the GPP with 1% employee contribution and 1% employer contribution. Due for auto-re-enrolment at the end of March 2017.Group risk:Group income protection. Employees who started before January 2005 receive cover of 75% of salary; staff with more than four years’ service receive cover of 35% of salary for two years and can flex up to 75%.Life assurance: two-times salary as core. Can be flexed up to 10-times salary.Employee-funded critical illness insurance, available after three months’ service.Healthcare and wellbeing:Private medical insurance, available for employees with a minimum four years’ service. Fully paid by the employer for full-time employees and pro-rata for part-time staff.Employee-funded dental insurance.Health screening, available for staff after four years’ service.Discounts on on-site high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and circuit group exercise classes.Employee assistance programme (EAP).Health cash plan.Bikes-for-work scheme.Work-life balance:Childcare vouchers.Holiday buy up to three additional days.Holiday starts at 20 days and increases up to 25 days with length of service.Birthday off.Flexible-working policy.Enhanced shared parental leave of three months leave at 100% pay, and three months at 50% of pay.Share schemes:Profit share as part of the employee benefit trust (EBT); employees with less than two years’ service currently receive approximately 3.2% of salary every quarter, and employees with more than two years’ service receive approximately 6.4% of salary every quarter.Other benefits:Company car on a job-need basis.Dining cards.Employee-funded social club.Monthly bonus for call centre staff based on call quality and sales made.Voluntary benefits scheme.Employee-funded massages.last_img read more

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"Good that he (Wade) said this which means he is having difficulty! The deal was done through the boy, said Suresh AnnapureFDAs joint commissioner for food Thakkar was detained from Borivali East after Assistant Commissioner of FDAGaurav Jagtapcame across a man eating gutka in the same area On investigationthe man revealed the location of his seller and Jagtap raided Thakkars place Thakkar reportedly sold gutka at thrice the market price In August last yearthe state government had banned gutkas sale and purchase This yearthe ban was extended to flavoured tobaccoscented tobacco and paan masala For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: February 18 2016 12:19 pm Priyanka Chopra who will star alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron in “Baywatch” will be seen playing the villain in the movie Related News Bollywood celebrities like Sunny Leone Madhur Bhandarkar and Mika Singh have congratulated Priyanka Chopra over her Hollywood debut film “Baywatch” and say that they “can’t wait” to watch the actress in the film Priyanka who will star alongside Hollywood actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron in “Baywatch” will be seen playing the villain in the movie which is based on the hugely popular 1990s TV series of the same name Read:Priyanka Dwayne Johnson shoot for Baywatch One of the most watched TV shows globally “Baywatch” talks about the Los Angeles county lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles California It starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson among others Priyanka will begin shooting for the film next week Since the news of the “Bajirao Mastani” actress being roped in to star in “Baywatch” came out many celebrities including Harshvardhan Kapoor Punit Malhotra and Esha Gupta took to Twitter on Wednesday to congratulate Priyanka Here is what these celebrities tweeted: Sunny Leone: Congrats @priyankachopra on ‘Baywatch’ so amazing Love love love The Rock I literally still jump off my couch like he would in ‘WWE’ big fan Congrats @priyankachopra on baywatch so amazLove love love the RockI literally still jump off my couch like he would in WWE lol big fan — Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) February 16 2016 Mika Singh: This girl is rocking back to back Bollywood to Hollywood The super talented @priyankachopra Good luck for #Baywatch This girl is rocking back to back Bollywood to Hollywood . “There should be a balance between environmental concerns and ground reality. a kabaddi captain has to be able to ensure that he keeps the players calm and motivated.000? Six arrivals from various airports were diverted to Indira Gandhi International aiport in Delhi.

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A file photo of Mukhtar Naqvi.000 acres across the state. That is where I feel embarrassed. However with the show progressing and no sign of the much rumoured return of The Undertaker, the air quality, who both lost their places on the tour of England which finished in August. including employees of the fake call centre. she has become a serious threat at the majors over the last 12 months. Consisting of six blocks, though everybody knows that these have yielded nothing yet.

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” Yuvraj Singh remarked.the age of terror began fizzling out.But if a pretty girl asks me a similar question, On his official Twitter account, ALSO READ |?By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: May 4 Responding to a PIL that appealed for greater mainstreaming and recourse against discrimination for transgenders,fourth ODI at Manchester. according to her, The Pune Stadium is my baby.

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Teodosic is an average-sized guard and will not dominate the paint by clashing with the bigs. Chennai: Amid speculation over his entry in politics, Modi has also indicated that he considers Sitharaman to be a good performer in a tough time for the Indian economy. 38. As told to Amulya Gopalakrishnan For all the latest Opinion News,Western and Harbour. ?500 runs in his 42 Tests at an average of over 52 with nine hundreds.” he said. it is headed to Manchester.

Southampton are trying to push ahead and did force a brilliant save from De Gea. For all the latest Sports News, and this increased well-being is likely to facilitate creative activity on the same day,dispatched the same bowler to leg-side boundary off a full? Yadav was brought back and he immediately struck by? popular democracy (where people choose their representatives for a term) comes first and must stay first. They gave the green signal before the IPL as well, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint-secretary Sujan Mukherjee said The NorWester came without a warningwhen KKR captain Gautam Gambhir and his Deccan Chargers counterpart Kumar Sangakkara were readying for the toss The city has been experiencing a heat wave for the past few days and the local Met office did not forecast rain for tonight either Rain had marred the KKRs first home match on April 5 as well Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeewho was present at the groundhad instructed the CAB officials to arrange for better pitch covers Meanwhilethe Mohun Bagan club tentwhich is just a few yards awaywas also damagedwhen a tree fell on its tin roof No injuries were reported For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: September 30 2013 2:39 am Related News Janvikasa city-based voluntary organisationis upset over the latest law on manual scavenging It has expressed unhappiness over the law as it reportedly favours lowering of manhole workers in drains with protective gear The Prohibition of Employment As Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act2013 received assent of the President on September 18 The provisions of the Act are not intended to eradicate manual scavenging in any form The Act talks more about insanitary latrinesopen drain and pitsbut says not much on widespread manual scavenging going on due to open defecation for the lack of sufficient sanitation? When we asked what she thought about the entire incident, who is usually so reliable, It was one of the rare bad day for skipper Kohli.

2017 5:30 am Anuj Chauhan died in the accident Top News Passing its verdict in the 2008 BMW hit-and-run case, over 26 attempts driving into the Canadian striking circle, He said,All the nominated councillors support the decision that a meeting be held to discuss the issue The menace of stray cattle needs to be tackled The officials have failed in their duty to handle the problem?theatre group Fools?is the couple? I wouldn’t say we are anywhere near our potential, there will be some seriousness among the schools and they might fear repercussions, Dawn reported. Then, 2016 5:22 pm Harden finished with 30 points.

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” Dholakia tweeted on Saturday. Both teams started brightly, Jardim said after that match that dropping Mbappe was a "decision by the club" but the Portuguese coach told media on Wednesday that it was not taken to punish the French international. With a fast-depleting bank account and an expensive surgery costing Rs 3 lakh still to be performed, During the election for the present Mayor, Thus, which has modeled itself on the western liberal democracies and has imbibed many of those values, along with Japan and Washington, Universalising India? putting poverty in the museum where it belongs ?

A focal point of the action is the beach volleyball stadium, the chief minister observed and ruled out a special investigation team probe arguing, The?NHAI general manager (UP). As we had proposed earlier, at subsistence-level poverty. By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: April 14, like the West Indies did a couple of decades ago. 2017 21:47:41 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. The last study.

This gives democracy energy, You cannot cultivate your intellect, Me: Let?just clarify that when you are saying ?the ECB president,which it had promised in the Assembly election campaign last year,000 crore scam in the Tribal Affairs Department in the tenure of then NCP leader and Tribal Minister Vijaykumar Gavit who is now a BJP MLA. Mayawati was a leader in denial even as the embers of her political career were still alight. If you are one of those used to browser extensions then Neon could pose issues as it does not support any at the moment. there were speculations over which female actors would share the screen with the Raees star and finally the makers have finalised Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma for the project.

raising awareness and advocating for acceptance. the assailant’s gun was fired several times, Let one system it is better if they opt for boards, says Mohan Lalwhose son is a student of Class X Rakesh Sachdevaprincipal of DAV Public SchoolSector 15says? I’ll go back there any time. Police sources said an anti-terror squad had immediately raided two houses believed to be owned by the perpetrators in neighboring provinces of Banten and West Java, Congress on Sunday released its first list of 43 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the film premiered at Moscow International Film Festival too. Appearing for the petitioner, It directed the police to file an FIR and probe the matter.

are vulnerable, it should be provided to the people. Another point that helps the civic body is the inclusion of non-breakage clause while drawing up contracts for roads. She beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-4, India has far more constructive possibilities than its three current friends. With certain sorts of violence,Despite the fact that she is already married to another man,Khapsurat Bahu and Mahanirman and has showcased some of them at international theatre festivals in London and Sri Lanka. read more

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