National Touch League To Return To Coffs Harbour

first_imgCoffs Harbour has won the right after an extremely competitive tender process which included multiple tenders from across New South Wales. The event returns to Coffs Harbour, with the city previously having hosted the NTL event from 1997 through to 2008. Further information can be obtained from the Media Release. While you are in Coffs Harbour for the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League, there are plenty of things to see and do away from the fields. To find out more about Coffs Harbour’s attractions, please visit the following websites:www.destinationnsw.com.au www.coffscoast.com.au Related Files2013_and_2014_ntl_announcement-pdflast_img read more

Nadda briefs RSS meet on Art 370

first_imgPushkar: BJP working president JP Nadda on Sunday gave a detailed presentation on the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status at the RSS meeting with its affiliates here, while senior party leader Ram Madhav addressed concerns raised over the issue of NRC in Assam, sources said.Leaders of Sangh, the ideological mentor of the BJP, and its affiliates lauded the government for its landmark move on revoking provisions of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The sources said Nadda also shared details about the government’s various plans for improving the overall condition in the Kashmir Valley. On the other side, Madhav briefed delegates on the issue of the National Register of Citizen’s in Assam and also responded to the concerns raised in the meeting over several genuine citizens being left out of the final list, majority of whom, they claimed, are Hindus. Concerns were raised at the meeting on Saturday during a presentation made by RSS affiliate ‘Seema Jagran Manch’ on the final list of the NRC in Assam, published on August 31, that left out over 1.9 million people, the sources said. The sources said concerns were raised on several genuine citizens being left out, especially those who settled in Assam from neighbouring states, and Madhav addressed those. Over 200 delegates of 35 RSS affiliates are attending the coordination meeting, first such after the Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Industrial natural gas users put backup plans in action ahead of winter

first_imgThe industrial sector consumed about twice as much natural gas as residential and commercial users in 2016, provincial government data shows.Wood product company Canfor has been given a set amount of natural gas to use among its three Prince George pulp mills, spokeswoman Michelle Ward said in a statement.“In addition to our allocations from Fortis, as a contingency, we are supplementing our natural gas needs with trucked gas. With this allotment, and the current temperatures, we are able to keep the mills up and running,” Ward said.Catalyst Paper relies on FortisBC for natural gas service at its three mills in Powell River, Crofton and Port Alberni.About 90 percent of its power comes from wood waste, but natural gas is used in its line kilns, as a backup fuel source and to keep the boiler stable during the winter.Carlo Dal Monte, director of energy management, said the company is accustomed to FortisBC reducing its supply for one or two weeks per year during cold snaps. In those situations, it switches to recycled oil fuel and focus on products that require less steam like lighter weight paper.Given the unprecedented situation following the pipeline explosion, the company is working to create steam conservation action plans and ensure it has as much backup fuel as possible at each of its mills, he said.“We recognize that this is uncharted water for everyone. We also recognize that as industrial customers were likely the first ones to get curtailed, ” he said, adding the goal is to minimize any impact on its customers.The City of Vancouver is taking steps to reduce natural gas usage by shutting down its asphalt plant and lowering thermostats at all city-staff occupied buildings, areas of recreation centres that don’t affect the public and libraries.“We are continuing to assess the impact a longer-term gas outage could have on the city operations and will look at other adjustments that can be made if this is an ongoing issue,” spokeswoman Ellie Lambert said in an email.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) “Certainly, our members are in the business of at least covering the cost of production. So yes, they’ll be trying to get higher prices in the marketplace,” she said.Natural gas is a vital part of the growing process, not only as a heat source but because the carbon dioxide it produces feeds the plants, she said.Most growers have an interruptible plan with FortisBC, which means they pay a discounted rate but service can be stopped in an emergency like the pipeline explosion or during cold snaps and prioritized to other customers.While natural gas service has been restored since the Oct. 9 incident, she said at least one grower has told her he may skip production this season over concerns about gas prices.Enbridge, the pipeline’s owner, has said it expects to have its ruptured pipeline back in service by mid-November, but the pressure in that line and in a smaller pipeline nearby will remain below maximum levels until spring.The National Energy Board said in a statement Friday that it ordered Enbridge to limit gas flows at 80 percent pressure levels from the blast site, located about 15 kilometres northeast of Prince George, along the entire length of the pipeline up to the B.C.-United States border, as a safety measure to protect people and the environment. VANCOUVER, B.C. – A natural gas shortage projected to stretch through the winter months could mean higher vegetable prices this spring, as gas users from mills to local governments hustle to conserve and find alternative fuel sources.The shortage follows a pipeline explosion near Prince George earlier this month and one of the province’s largest utilities, FortisBC, says it means supply will be reduced by 50 to 80 percent during the coldest months of the year.Linda Delli Santi, executive director of the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association, said any higher costs of using alternative fuels or spikes in gas prices will be passed on to consumers.center_img FortisBC said that keeping homes warm is its top priority as it manages a reduced supply in the coming months and it’s encouraging all users to conserve energy.“We do have gas flowing to all of our customers, including the industrials although at a limited usage,” FortisBC spokesman Sean Berdow said. “When it comes down to it though, as factors dictate and if we have issues of supply, there’s a number of different levers we can pull.”The utility has arranged to maximize the output of the Southern Crossing pipeline that feeds into the Interior from Alberta and is working on securing additional natural gas in the open marketplace to meet demand. It’s also working with its largest customers to optimize their energy use and identify backup options, Berdow said.“There’s a lot of heavy industry with the capability to fuel switch, so they’re looking at the current scenario and saying it makes more sense for us now to work off an alternative fuel supply,” he said.last_img read more

Disciplinary inquiry against Pragya others on Godse remark Amit Shah

first_imgNew Delhi: Distancing from the statements of party leaders Pragya Singh Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Nalin Kumar Kateel calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a “patriot”, BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said the party’s Disciplinary Committee will inquire into the matter and submit a report within 10 days. Saying the statements by the three leaders was against the party’s ideology, Shah tweeted: “The statements made by Pragya Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Nalin Kateel in the last two days are their own statements. The BJP has no relation with their statements. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “However, they have retracted their statements and also apologized. The BJP has taken a decision to send their statements to the Disciplinary Committee. The committee will submit a report within 10 days to the BJP after receiving the replies of the three leaders over their statements that are against the ideology of the party,” he said. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President’s announcement came as the party faced criticism over the remarks ahead of the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Pragya Thakur was the first among the three party leaders to call Godse a “patriot”, leading the Election Commission to seek a report from the Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer. As her statement went viral, two BJP MPs — Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde and Nalin Kumar Kateel — also came out in her support. Godse shot dead Mahatma Gandhi at a prayer meeting in New Delhi on January 30, 1948. He was hanged after a trial.last_img read more

Mens hockey adjusting to new skin

The Ohio State men’s hockey season starts this Friday with new head coach Mark Osiecki at the helm. “With a new coaching staff you have a different feel as a team,” senior forward Sergio Somma said. “It’s kind of like you have a new set of skin.” They are hoping their new ‘skin’ will change things for the team who finished last season with a disappointing 15-18-6 record. “We have to try to create our culture,” Osiecki said. “We’d like to play an up-tempo, very aggressive offensive game.” The differences don’t end on the ice. “Coach (Osiecki) expects you to be great off the ice,” senior forward Peter Boyd said. “If you’re struggling off the ice, it’s going to relate on the ice.” The attention to detail outside the rink has resulted in more contact with the coaches through phone calls and e-mails, Somma said. The increased communication has resulted in a better understanding of the coach’s goals. “There’s kind of a point to everything that we are doing. He explains it very thoroughly,” senior goaltender Dustin Carlson said. “Guys know exactly what they are doing and why they are doing it and how to incorporate it to the game itself.” Players welcome the increase in detail and intensity. “You want to get pushed to a level that you feel uncomfortable because that makes you a better player,” Boyd said. Somma agreed. “He is going to push you to that edge, that physical edge and that mental edge that you need to get better,” he said. Seventeen of the players being pushed are upperclassmen. “I think (having so many upperclassmen) is positive on the front that there’s going to be a handful of these kids that are tremendous kids, very good hockey players that are going to definitely grasp what we’re talking about here and it’s going to help their careers,” Osiecki said. The coach was also excited about playing six of the first seven games on the road. “It brings your team close together,” Osiecki said. “It’s going to really tell us what we have, who can handle some tough situations, who can play at an up-tempo pace on a big ice sheet — we’ll learn a lot after the first few games.” Despite the early road trips and a losing record a year ago, expectations remain high. “There is no reason why we can’t win a (Central Collegiate Hockey Association Conference) title,” Somma said. Pre-season polls predict the Buckeyes to finish eighth out of eleven teams in the conference by the media and no player was on the preseason all-conference team. “I think we have a great team but it’s not going to come easy,” Boyd said. Osiecki was more concerned with implementing the proper attitude, indicating that if that was done, the wins would come. “Our goal is to develop the culture that we think that OSU hockey is going to bring to the table,” he said. “We want kids that are going to come in here and mature as hockey players and mature as a person away from the rink.” The team will showcase its new culture this Friday as the Buckeyes travel to Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Conn.). The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m. read more

Schmeichel talks about Srivaddhanaprabha

first_imgThe former owner died tragically after a helicopter accident and for Leicester City’s goalkeeper he was the best boss everLeicester City’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died tragically after his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium.And for the Foxes’ goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, he was the best boss one could have.“If you look back at my career, I’ve had to constantly prove myself and be compared to others. Constantly having to prove I am good enough,” Schmeichel told Sky Sports.“Then came a guy who said he believed in me from the first minute. He said he’d seen me play and just gave me the platform.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I’ve been here nearly eight years now and that says a lot about the stability here and the belief he had in me,” he commented.“Having gone from nine clubs to just being at one club, I was searching for someone who believed in me – he and his family did.”“It’s very easy to be caught up in this world of money, fame, and fortune. He is a guy who has done all that and doesn’t care about it. He only cares about helping people,” he added.“It just speaks to the man that he was. He didn’t need to buy a football club. That’s never a good business investment.”last_img read more

AGDC Continues Answering Questions For Environmental Review On LNG Project

first_imgThe AGDC has signed non-binding agreements to explore future deals with potential customers and possible financial partners in China, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam, with more information about Chinese interest expected later in 2018. According to spending details presented to the Board of Directors, a significant portion of 2017 spending has gone toward project marketing, development, and outreach- making up roughly $5.2 million. While the AGDC fills in data gaps and provides details on project construction plans and operations, the state has been waiting for FERC to decide when it has enough information to issue a timeline for the project’s environmental review. The LNG project proposal is an 807 mile north-to-south pipeline from the North Slope oil and gas field to the liquefaction plant and marine terminal on the Kenai Peninsula, in Nikiski. Governor Bill Walker: “We have things in motion now that we’ve never had before. It’s great that we have the AGDC in existence.” The Environmental Impact Statement is said to the “largest and most complex of any that federal regulators have prepared for a LNG export project.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) is continuing to work through the more than 1,000 data requests submitted to the state by federal regulators. The AGDC has stated that they anticipate to have the remaining data requests submitted with detailed answers by January 1, 2018, and February 1, 2018. The AGDC filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commision (FERC) 8 months ago for the proposed Alaska LNG (liquefied natural gas) Project. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-AGDC-continues-to-answer-questions-.mp3VmJennifer-on-AGDC-continues-to-answer-questions-.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Ready Set Its Time To Skate On Soldotna Creek Parks Ice Path

first_imgCity staff will continue to check ice conditions to ensure it stays safe for those wanting to get out and partake. The Parks Department has been flooding the skating path at Soldotna Creek Park in order to get it ready for individuals to go out and skate.And according to the Parks Department it’s open for skating as of Monday. Crews will continue to hot-mop the path throughout the season. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department has been taking advantage of the recent frozen temperatures and doing what they can to bring some “winter fun” to community members.center_img People are welcome to skate as long as the lights are on. Parks and Recreation reminds people that the paths are available for skating only.last_img read more

Remember When Marc Anthonys I Need To Know Nets Latin GRAMMY

first_img Remembering The Latin Pop Explosion Of 1999 Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs Inside The History Of Puerto Rico + Music Gilberto Santa RosaPhoto: WireImage.com Playlist: Celebrate The 1st Latin GRAMMY Awards MelendiPhoto: Getty Images 7 First-Time Latin GRAMMY Nominees Prev Next Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com JuanesPhoto: WireImage.com Inside The History Of Puerto Rico + Music Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs Playlist: Celebrate Puerto Rican Musicians MalumaPhoto: C Flanigan/Getty Images 5 Latin Autobiographies You Should Read SelenaPhoto: Pam Francis/Getty Images For The Record: Shakira Playlist: 15 Longest Running Hot Latin Songs Los Del RíoPhoto: Miquel Benitez/WireImage.com For The Record: Shakira Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination Selena’s Legacy Lives On ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images Flashback: Shakira Unplugs, Wins Latin GRAMMY Calle 13 Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Twitter Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination Selena’s Legacy Lives On Facebook Kali Uchis On Her First Latin GRAMMY Nomination The result of Marc Anthony was not only his first Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 hit, “I Need To Know,” but it also landed the singer his first-ever Latin GRAMMY Award, and the distinction of earning the very first Latin GRAMMY for Song Of The Year in 2000 for the Spanish version of the catchy tune, “Dímelo.”Anthony has gone on to win an additional four Latin GRAMMYs and two GRAMMY Awards. In 2016 he was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year for his outstanding achievements as an artist and for his philanthropic work. Flashback: Marc Anthony’s First Latin GRAMMY Win ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images ShakiraPhoto: Scott Gries/WireImage.com Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com 17 Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year Winners Flashback: Juanes’ First Latin GRAMMY Win Danay Suarez, Vicente García and Sofía ReyesPhotos: WireImage.com/Getty Images Kali UchisPhoto: WireImage.com Flashback: “Macarena” Madness In 1996 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year Poll 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Best New Artist Poll Flashback: Marc Anthony’s First Latin GRAMMY Win 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year Poll Do You Want To Know More About The Latin GRAMMYs? 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Wilson/Getty Images MelendiPhoto: Getty Images Flashback: Jenni Rivera Goes Mariachi Danay Suarez, Vicente García and Sofía ReyesPhotos: WireImage.com/Getty Images Alejandro SanzPhoto: WireImage.com ShakiraPhoto: Scott Gries/WireImage.com JuanesPhoto: WireImage.com 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Best New Artist Poll 7 First-Time Latin GRAMMY Nominees ShakiraPhoto: WireImage.com Natalia Lafourcade, Residente, Mon LafertePhotos: WireImage.com Marc AnthonyPhoto: Todd Plitt/Hulton Archive Natalia Lafourcade, Residente, Mon LafertePhotos: WireImage.com Jenni RiveraPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony MalumaPhoto: C Flanigan/Getty Images 7 First-Time Latin GRAMMY Nominees For The Record: Shakira Listen: 5 Singer/Songwriter Latin GRAMMY Winners Photo: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Playlist: Celebrate Puerto Rican Musicians JuanesPhoto: M. 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Caulfield/WireImage.com 7 American Artists Who Recorded En Español Singer/songwriter takes home the first Latin GRAMMY ever awarded for Song Of The YearRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 24, 2017 – 9:00 am Thanks to the crossover popularity of Latin artists such as Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Shakira in the late ’90s, salsa master Marc Anthony was soon to join the Latin hot flash with his first English crossover album, which was self-titled. Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/Getty Images Who Are The Top Latin GRAMMY Winners? Enrique IglesiasPhoto: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Playlist: Celebrate The 1st Latin GRAMMY Awards Alejandro SanzPhoto: WireImage.com For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Flashback: Shakira Unplugs, Wins Latin GRAMMY SelenaPhoto: Pam Francis/Getty Images Playlist: Alejandro Sanz In 13 Songs For The Record: Calle 13 For The Record: Carlos Santana NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 10, 2015 – 4:37 pm Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony on the red carpet Listen: 5 Singer/Songwriter Latin GRAMMY Winners For The Record: Carlos Santana Natalia Lafourcade, Residente, Mon LafertePhotos: WireImage.com Who Are The Top Latin GRAMMY Winners? Playlist: Alejandro Sanz In 13 Songs Los Del RíoPhoto: Miquel Benitez/WireImage.com 17 Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year Winners ShakiraPhoto: Scott Gries/WireImage.com Inside The History Of Puerto Rico + Music Jenni RiveraPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com Playlist: Celebrate The 1st Latin GRAMMY Awards Flashback: Selena’s First GRAMMY Win Manuel MedranoPhoto: GV Cruz/Getty Images Flashback: Marc Anthony’s First Latin GRAMMY Win remember-when-marc-anthonys-i-need-know-nets-latin-grammy Alejandro SanzPhoto: WireImage.com 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Album Of The Year Poll For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony MelendiPhoto: Getty Images 7 American Artists Who Recorded En Español Marc AnthonyPhoto: Todd Plitt/Hulton Archive Who Are The Top Latin GRAMMY Winners? Alejandro Sanz, Destiny’s Child On The GRAMMYs Manuel MedranoPhoto: GV Cruz/Getty Images Do You Want To Know More About The Latin GRAMMYs? JuanesPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage.com Flashback: Selena’s First GRAMMY Win For The Record: Juan Gabriel Jenni Rivera: La Diva De La Banda Forever Flashback: Jenni Rivera Goes Mariachi For The Record: Calle 13 For The Record: Calle 13 Jennifer LopezPhoto: WireImage.com ThalíaPhoto: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images ResidentePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Playlist: 15 Longest Running Hot Latin Songs ResidentePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images 7 American Artists Who Recorded En Español Calle 13 Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Los Del RíoPhoto: Miquel Benitez/WireImage.com ShakiraPhoto: WireImage.com 5 Latin Autobiographies You Should Read News 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Record Of The Year Poll Remember When? Marc Anthony’s “I Need To Know” Nets Latin GRAMMY Playlist: 15 Longest Running Hot Latin Songs 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Best New Artist Poll Flashback: Selena’s First GRAMMY Win Remembering The Latin Pop Explosion Of 1999 Jenni RiveraPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com Manuel MedranoPhoto: GV Cruz/Getty Images Playlist: Alejandro Sanz In 13 Songs Flashback: Jenni Rivera Goes Mariachi 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards: Record Of The Year Poll Selena’s Legacy Lives On 17 Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year Winners Flashback: “Macarena” Madness In 1996 JuanesPhoto: WireImage.com Playlist: Celebrate Puerto Rican Musicians Marc AnthonyPhoto: Todd Plitt/Hulton Archive Flashback: Juanes’ First Latin GRAMMY Win MalumaPhoto: C Flanigan/Getty Images Read morelast_img read more

Dont leave workplaces without permission SC asks judges

first_img.The Supreme Court administration has asked the lower court judges and officials not to leave their workplaces without informing the SC registrar.A circular issued on Thursday in this regard was published on the SC website, said UNB news agency.The circular signed by SC Registrar M Zakir Hossain asked all district and sessions judges, judicial officials equivalent to the rank of district judges, chief judicial magistrates, chief metropolitan magistrates and additional district and sessions judges not to leave their stations without informing the SC registrar.They were also directed again not to leave the workplaces before the designated time and on the last working day of the week without permission, not to stay outside the workplaces on working days and not to make delay in attending office on the first working day of the week.The circular also said the violation of the directives will be regarded as misconduct.last_img read more

US Ambassador To Panama Resigns Saying He Cant Serve Trump

first_img Share Arnulfo Franco/APJohn Feeley, soon after his appointment as ambassador to Panama in February 2016. The career diplomat has now announced his resignation.John Feeley, the U.S. ambassador to Panama, is stepping down from his post, citing irreconcilable differences with the Trump administration, Reuters reports.Feeley’s resignation, widely reported on Friday, is not a response to President Trump’s remarks Thursday at a noon meeting about immigration. Sources tell NPR that at that meeting, Trump referred to African nations as “shithole countries” and questioned why the U.S. admits immigrants from Haiti. Trump denies reports about his remarks, which have prompted uproar around the world.However, the ambassador to Panama had tendered his resignation by Thursday morning, before the meeting occurred, a State Department official tells NPR’s Michele Kelemen.Feeley, a career diplomat, informed the White House, the State Department and the Panamanian government “of his decision to retire for personal reasons, as of March 9 of this year,” the State Department says.Steve Goldstein, the undersecretary for diplomacy, told Michele that all ambassadors and other diplomats have the right to be in the job they chose and that it is up to them if they leave for moral reasons, or any other reason.Reuters has more detail on Feeley’s stated explanation of his resignation:“Feeley, one of the department’s Latin America specialists and among its [most senior] officers, made clear that he had come to a place where he no longer felt able to serve under Trump.” ‘As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies,’ Feeley said, according to an excerpt of a resignation letter read to Reuters on Friday.” ‘My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come.’ “Editor’s note: NPR has decided in this case to spell out the vulgar word that the president reportedly used because it meets our standard for use of offensive language. It is “absolutely integral to the meaning and spirit of the story being told.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Astros Win ESPY Award For Best Team

first_imgThe Astros were honored as best team for winning the franchise’s first World Series..@JoseAltuve27 couldn’t wait to hold the @astros’ ESPY for Best Team 😂 #ESPYS pic.twitter.com/uDFSmkQDBr— ESPYS (@ESPYS) July 19, 2018 Congrats to our @astros on receiving the #BestTeam @ESPYS award tonight. Much deserved.#Houston is a city of champions. What our #Astros accomplished last season truly made an lasting impression not only for Houstonians, but the entire nation.#NeverSettle #EarnHistory #ESPYS— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) July 19, 2018Winners at the ESPY Awards presented Wednesday:Male athlete: Alex OvechkinFemale athlete: Chloe KimOlympic moment: Shaun WhiteChampionship performance: Nick FolesBreakthrough athlete: Donovan MitchellGame: U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team defeats CanadaMoment: Minnesota Vikings defeat New Orleans SaintsTeam: Houston AstrosCollege athlete: Baker MayfieldPlay: Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale hits second buzzer-beater to win NCAA women’s basketball titleRecord-breaking performance: Roger FedererInternational men’s soccer player: Cristiano RonaldoInternational women’s soccer player: Sam KerrNFL player: Tom BradyMLB player: Mike TroutNHL player: Alex OvechkinDriver: Martin Truex Jr.NBA player: LeBron JamesWNBA player: Maya MooreFighter: Terence CrawfordMale golfer: Jordan SpiethFemale golfer: Sung-Hyun ParkMale Olympian: Shaun WhiteFemale Olympian: Chloe KimMale tennis player: Roger FedererFemale tennis player: Sloane StephensMale action sports athlete: David WiseFemale action sports athlete: Chloe KimJockey: Jose OrtizMale athlete with a disability: Mike SchultzFemale athlete with a disability: Brenna HuckabyBowler: Rhino PageMLS player: Nemanja NikolicNWSL player: Megan RapinoeJimmy V Award for Perseverance: Jim KellyArthur Ashe Award for Courage: women who spoke out against sexual abuse by former team doctorPat Tillman Award for Service: Jake Wood, Team RubiconCoach: Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and Chris Hixon of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Add another one to the trophy case! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/Ud5mw3RF31— Houston Astros (@astros) July 19, 2018center_img Sharelast_img read more

How Did I Leave My Child in The Car Experts Say Its

first_img Share How could a parent forget their child in the car? That is a question people ask every summer as dozens of children die in hot cars, forgotten by their parents.Eric Stuyvesant used to be one of them.“I was a keyboard warrior back in the early days of the internet and when I would hear something like this, I was brutal in any of my responses: ‘How do you forget a kid? It’s your kid. You can’t forget a kid,’ ” Stuyvesant said.Then it happened to him.In June of 2015, Stuyvesant was talking business on the phone while driving, and he forgot to drop off his 3-year-old son Michael at daycare.“You know I looked up and saw the exit I needed to get off at about a mile out, but I got engaged in a conversation in how we were going to resolve some issues and I drove right past that exit and I drove home,” Stuyvesant said.Now focused on work, he walked into the house and continued with his business. For an hour. Then fifteen minutes more. Then something shook loose in his memory: Michael.“I raced out to the car and found him. He was still with us, but he wasn’t doing well,” he said. “He was in a profuse sweat. His breath was extremely labored. His blue eyes — he had the brightest blue eyes — had started to turn gray and were rolling back in his head, and I pulled him out of the car and we ran into the house and all I could think was to take the coldest shower possible to get as much heat out of him as possible.”By the time paramedics brought Michael to the hospital, his temperature was still 104 — even after the cold shower. He would have six strokes but, ultimately, he survived.Stuyvesant still wonders, “How did I leave my child in the car?”Turns out, it’s pretty easy.Edward Golob, a psychology professor and an expert in human memory at the University of Texas at San Antonio, says people generally have too much faith in their brains.“I think people think cognition works better than it actually does,” he said. “We want to give it more credit. But perception, attention, and memory, they all have really strong limitations. They don’t work nearly as well as we think they do.”Golob said thinking your children are too important to forget is dangerous.“The kids are obviously the most important thing going on in the car, right? But other things capture our attention very easily, and attention doesn’t necessarily know what’s important,” he said. “For some things that are more dramatic — a very loud sound, for example — that will capture your attention, no problem.“But more subtle things that you need to attend to — if you’re really focused on something, if you’re feeling a little stress — you can easily make these sorts of mistakes.”In Stuyvesant’s case, he usually dropped Michael off at daycare before dropping his wife off at work. On the day of the accident, he drove his wife to work first, and he intended to drop Michael off next, but his brain wanted to go home.Golob said using this tendency to go on autopilot may help safeguard your kids.“So, for example, when I put the kids in the car or take them out of the car, I have a routine,” he said. “I walk all the way around the car and look through the windows and look at them.”Golob then talks with them, or sings “or anything to get them on your mind, so it’s recent and vivid. That’ll also make it a little harder to forget that they’re there.”Golob added other things to incorporate into a routine include leaving a purse, a briefcase, your lunch or your phone in the back seat with your children, whether the kids are in the car or not. It has to be something you always do for it to become part of the autopilot process, he said.“Just check. Even when you think they’re not there, check,” Stuyvesant said.So far, this year there have been 25 confirmed heatstroke deaths in cars in the U.S. Two of them were in Texas.Bonnie Petrie can be reached at bonnie@tpr.org or on Twitter @kbonniepetrielast_img read more

ExCondé Nast Digital Exec Joy Marcus Joins Israeli VC Jerusalem Venture Partners

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety JVP’s this month opened its U.S. headquarters, Hub.NYC by JVP, which will house portfolio companies including Any Clip, ThetaRay, and Nanit.“Joy is a recognized leader in the world of digital media and we are delighted to have her come on board as a venture partner based in New York,” Erel Margalit, JVP founder and chairman, said in announcing her hire. “With an already accomplished track record as a venture capitalist, working out of Hub.NYC by JVP, she will be a bridge between NY and Israel, and have her finger on the pulse of the most promising deals on the East Coast.”Marcus commented, “Helping to grow the firm’s portfolio companies, who represent the best and brightest from Israel’s tech scene, as well as identifying and investing in next generation startups here in New York, is truly a unique opportunity.”According to JVP, Marcus will continue her own activities as an early stage investor. She currently teaches the Foundations of Entrepreneurship course at her alma mater, Princeton University.Jerusalem Venture Partners, established in 1993, has raised to date $1.3 billion across eight funds and has invested in over 120 companies.center_img Joy Marcus, formerly Condé Nast Entertainment’s head of digital video, has joined Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) as a partner focused on digital media.Marcus, based in New York City, also will join the boards of JVP’s portfolio companies in the media sector. At the venture-capital firm, she’ll focus on deal flow in digital media in New York and Israel and is tasked with cultivating new talent and existing JVP portfolio companies as well as acting as a mentor to women entrepreneurs.Marcus joined Condé Nast Entertainment in 2015 as EVP and GM of digital video and departed in January 2018. Earlier this summer, Condé Nast Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff exited to join Spotify followed by CN chief digital officer Fred Santarpia, who is leaving at the end of this month.Before joining CNE, Marcus was CEO of Bloglovin’ and a venture partner at Gotham Ventures, where she led the firm’s investment in DailyWorth, a digital media company aimed at professional women. From 2007-11, Marcus was the U.S. general manager at video site Dailymotion (now owned by France’s Vivendi).last_img read more

Skeletons found in pit in France offer evidence of Neolithic warfare

first_img © 2015 Phys.org At the bottom of the 2 meter deep pit, the researchers report, were the scattered pieces and bits of hand bones, along with seven human arms, all from the left side of the body. On top of those were piled the full skeletal remains of one woman, two men and four children. Just one of the skeletons had an arm missing—one of the males, but it was not yet known if one of the arms underneath was his. The condition of the skeletons, the team suggests, indicates that the bones once belonged to people who were killed in some type of warfare—there was damage that appeared inflicted by axes or other such implements. Testing of the bones indicated they were all from a period between 5,500 and 6,500 years ago, putting them in the Neolithic period. A layer of sediment was on top of the skeletons and on top of that was the skeleton of another woman, whose body had clearly been put there long after the bones underneath.The team notes that there was also a piece of jewelry among the skeletons, an arrowhead, a pig jaw bone and the skeletons of two hares, which the group notes, might have simply fallen in the pit and died because they could not jump out. General view of pit 157 (a); and plan of the complete or almost complete bodies (b). Credit: Antiquity (2015). DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2015.180 Citation: Skeletons found in pit in France offer evidence of Neolithic warfare (2015, December 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-12-skeletons-pit-france-evidence-neolithic.html Such pits were not unusual for the time the researchers point out, what is new is that the bones appear to have belonged to victims of warfare and that there was a collection of severed arms. The researchers suggest the severed arms might have been part of a trophy collection, though they note that it would represent the first evidence of such a practice for the people of that time period. Taken together, the evidence rules out the placement of the arm bones and skeletal remains as part of a funerary process, they add. More information: Fanny Chenal et al. A farewell to arms: a deposit of human limbs and bodies at Bergheim, France, c. 4000 BC, Antiquity (2015). DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2015.180AbstractBetween c. 4500 and 3500 BC, the deposition of human remains within circular pits was widespread throughout Central and Western Europe. Attempts at forming explanatory models for this practice have proven difficult due to the highly variable nature of these deposits. Recent excavations at Bergheim in Alsace have revealed a particularly unusual variant of this phenomenon featuring a number of amputated upper limbs. The evidence from this site challenges the simplicity of existing interpretations, and demands a more critical focus on the archaeological evidence for acts of systematic violence during this period. Examples of chop marks on left humeral shafts (scale-bar = 10mm; black bar = 5mm). Credit: Antiquity (2015). DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2015.180center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from several institutions in France, studying 6000 year-old skeletal remains found in a pit in eastern France is reporting that the remains included a bottom layer of just arm bones and a top layer consisting of the full skeletons of several adults and children. In their paper published in the journal Antiquity, the researchers describe the arrangement of the bones and their condition and offer some ideas regarding how the bones likely came to be in the pit. Explore further New research effort claims King Phillip II buried in Tomb I not Tomb II Journal information: Antiquitylast_img read more

Because we love you Mom

first_imgMother’s Day is the perfect occasion to show your mom how much you appreciate and value her. It is one such day when we get to say a ‘Big Thank You’ to our moms for all that they have done for us. It is a day when we want them to feel absolutely pampered and blessed. So this Mother’s Day, share priceless moments with your mum as The Imperial shower her with a delightful bouquet of offerings with special discounts and packages, celebrating 100 years of Mother’s Day across the  restaurants. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Let her indulge in a fabulous brunch buffet at 1911 while you feel satiated that you are at the right place to make her spoilt for choice. High fashion cup cakes with personalized messages, home grown soil free 100 % organic micro greens combined with a health station filled with a fine selection of healthy juices extracted live, leave you asking for more and promise to excite you to take your pick on a blazing hot day. The lavish buffet has much more to offer. Uniquely designed chocolate nests with dainty eggs notify the genesis of life and pay an ode to motherhood while accentuating emotions and leaving the mouth-watering flavors in your mouth. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe buffet would be thematically designed by our team of chefs with lots of candles for a feminine touch to celebrate the occasion and make all the mothers present, feel special. Chef’s special Amuse Busch offerings would be served complimentary to all guests at the buffet. So this is your time to give back to your mothers and make this day truly special and memorable for them. Enjoy this unique brunch with your mothers while we create lasting memories for you, one of it is the unusual souvenir from The Imperial – a specially designed Chocolate jewelry. The priceless memories get more enchanting with 20% discount on cakes and pastries at La Baguette, on High-Tea at the Atrium, on Diamond Magnetic Body Ritual – 90 mins (Spa Gift Voucher valid in SUFI room at The Imperial Salon for 1 month and not to be used in conjunctions with any other promotion), on Caviar Signature Hair Ritual – 90 mins, 20% discount off on Sufi products at The Imperial Spa and Salon and The Imperial Boutique.Where: The Imperial When: 11 May Timing: 12.30 – 3.30 pm Price: Rs 3200 + taxeslast_img read more

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Although they had the same number of starts, the comparisons between Rodgers and Kolb are a bit premature.In his first seven starts, Kolb has thrown 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while Rodgers threw 12 touchdowns and four interceptions.Rodgers has certainly evolved into one of the top quarterbacks in the league and has earned his contract while Kolb still has a lot to prove on the field.At the time, the Rodgers contract may have been viewed as extreme or excessive, but the Packers had Rodgers in their system and knew exactly what they are paying for.The Cardinals have eyed Kevin Kolb from afar, but are taking a bit of a risk as they are acquiring him based on potential and a small sample size.Arizona did not have the benefit of watching Kolb in practice every day like the Packers did with Rodgers.Green Bay certainly struck gold with their quarterback on the future and Cardinals fans can only hope for a similar fate with Kolb. Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Kevin Kolb does not have a Super Bowl ring. He is not replacing a legend in Brett Favre. He does not have a signature touchdown celebration and he is not Aaron Rodgers.What Kevin Kolb does have is seven career starts, the same number Rodgers had prior to signing his six year, $65 million contract with $20 million guaranteed.Eerily similar to Rodgers’ contract, reports say Kolb has agreed to a five year $63 million contract with $21 million guaranteed.last_img read more

Greek pay TV operator OTE has launched a new lowc

first_imgGreek pay TV operator OTE has launched a new low-cost package for its DTH service, including free decoder and satellite dish.For €14.99 per month, subscribers can access over 45 thematic channels, including 10 HD channels, along with domestic channels. OTE said the free decoder and satellite dish are worth €175.“OTE TV continues to enrich its product proposition with new competitive services and quality content designed to meet consumers’ needs,” the operator said.last_img

There is a lot of pornography on the internet The

first_imgThere is a lot of pornography on the internet. There are a lot of teenagers with smartphones. It seems obvious that teens would watch.But maybe it isn’t.In The New York Times magazine, Maggie Jones writes that parents underestimate how much pornography their kids watch on their phones. And many teens who watch porn before taking sex ed or forming sexual relationships end up with skewed ideas about intimacy, consent and pleasure. Combine this with mainstream depictions of sex and relationships, and, as Jones writes:These images confound many teenagers about the kinds of sex they want or think they should have. In part, that’s because they aren’t always sure what is fake and what is real in porn. Though some told me that porn was fantasy or exaggerated, others said that porn wasn’t real only insofar as it wasn’t typically two lovers having sex on film. Some of those same teenagers assumed the portrayal of how sex and pleasure worked was largely accurate. That seems to be in keeping with a 2016 survey of 1,001 11-to-16-year-olds in Britain. Of the roughly half who had seen pornography, 53 percent of boys and 39 percent of girls said it was “realistic.” And in the recent Indiana University national survey, only one in six boys and one in four girls believed that women in online porn were not actually experiencing pleasure: As one suburban high school senior boy told me recently, “I’ve never seen a girl in porn who doesn’t look like she’s having a good time.”Solutions like removing pornography from the internet or smartphones from teenage life are difficult to the point of being technologically or socially impossible. So some educators are trying something new … porn literacy.For this show, we’d like to hear your stories about how pornography has affected you or your children’s ideas about sex. Call us at (855) 236-1212 and share your story. And don’t worry, you won’t have to tell us your name.GUESTSMaggie Jones, Contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine; @maggiepjonesDr. Emily Rothman, Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. Co-author of the course, “The Truth About Pornography: A Pornography-Literacy Curriculum for High School Students Designed to Reduce Sexual and Dating Violence”; @emrothmanAl Vernacchio, Sex educator & speaker. Author of “For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values and Health”; @alvsexedErika Lust, Adult film director and producer; creator of the pornography education website “The Porn Conversation,” designed to be a resource for parents; @erikalustFor more, visit https://the1a.org.© 2018 WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio. Copyright 2018 WAMU 88.5. To see more, visit WAMU 88.5.last_img read more