A Benefit Concert For Our Girls Of Nigeria Hosted By Tyrese Gibson

first_imgMore than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in northern Nigeria last month by Boko Haram, an act that drew international condemnation. With the well being of the girls in mind, Fast and the Furious star and recording artist Tyrese Gibson – along with band mates Ginuwine, Tank, Antonique Smith, Clinton Sparks, Steph Sexton, Kenyon Dixon and more will be lending their vocal talents and support in a one night only concert which is aimed to drive awareness and attention to this tragedy.“Having the honor and using this God given stage I have to shed light on human trafficking, and these young girls that were kidnapped because of various local politics I decided that instead of just holding up a #BringBackOurGirls sign I wanted to DO something,” says entertainment maverick Tyrese Gibson. “So here is my hand, here is my heart. Please join me to make a statement that this is wrong and completely unacceptable. On Friday, May 30th, 2014 it is my hope that we can send a message and shed light on an ongoing issue that’s completely unacceptable.”On Friday, May 30, 2014 Tyrese Gibson and Friends will play host of an extraordinary event which will drive home the message of family, unity and safety. The event which will take place at 1 Oak located at 9039 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069 and will feature a live performance by Grammy nominated artist TGT (Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese) but will have along with them many surprise guests.Confirmed guests include Ellen DeGeneres, Kelly Rowland, Taraji P. Henson, Brandon T. Jackson, Brandy, Marcus Houston, Christina Milian, Lisa Raye-McCall, Matt Barnes, Nneka Ogwumike, Wesly Johnson, Toccara Jones, Rick Foxx, Judge Mathis, Gloria Galvan, and many more.In addition to performances and a live art installation by Solomon Adufah, there will also be an auction comprised of pieces donated by celebrity guests and supporters. The auction will be conducted both on-site, and online via eBay’s AuctionCause.com with proceeds to directly benefit UNICEF’s programs that help protect children in Nigeria.Event proceeds will be handled by UNICEF who for more than two decades has dedicated to providing children and their families affected by crisis with essential services. Less than 3 decades ago, only 5% of the world’s children were immunized against 6 of the top killer diseases. Thanks to UNICEF’s leadership, that number has been raised to 80%. Only 10 years ago, measles was killing more children than war, famine, and natural disasters combined. But since 2000, measles deaths have dropped by 74%.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

MuttNation Fueled By Miranda Lambert Pet Collection Now Available

first_imgThe exciting, new MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lambert collection of pet products from Petmate worldwide provider of fun, trusted, quality products to enhance the lives of pets and their families, is now available at pet specialty and online retailers.For more information visit petmate.com.The much-anticipated collection features a country chic feel with a rock & roll flair, vintage prints and antique hardware that are all inspirations of Miranda Lambert’s signature style. The full line includes bedding, collars, leashes, toys, apparel, accessories, feeding and watering products.Miranda’s love for animals has always been a big part of her life. Growing up in a home with an open door policy for people and animals alike, she has adopted that mindset for her own life. Volunteering at the Humane Society of East Texas in her teens has led her to adopting Delilah and ultimately started the MuttNation Foundation along with “Cause for the Paws”, a yearly fundraiser now in its 9th year.“I am really excited to see all our hard work and great product now available, I hope y’all love it as much as we do. I know my dogs do!” says Miranda. “I really hope that we can raise awareness to the joy of adopting a shelter pet through our MuttNation product line.”In keeping with that goal, the product line is highlighted by the Rescue Mutts, collection of six plush dogs – each toy pup was created from a real-life rescue dog with its own story. Each tale is a touching depiction of the dog’s adoption and their new family. This particular toy is very close to Miranda’s heart, as her own dog Delilah was her very first rescue and is featured in the Rescue Mutt collection.For Petmate, the partnership with Miranda Lambert is a perfect fit – it has always been at the root of the company’s culture to support rescue and adoption efforts. “It’s really exciting to get the MuttNation collection to retail to give our pet families yet one more way to help support the animal rescue community and the great work that they do,” says Chris Wilson, the company’s executive vice president for product development. “We’re proud to share Miranda’s passion for pets with the introduction of our MuttNation product line. Our products were designed with the dog’s well-being in mind, which is the heart of why Miranda started the foundation.”last_img read more

BC city wants exemption from proposed real estate speculation tax

first_imgVICTORIA – Communities across British Columbia are speaking out against the province’s proposed speculation tax on real estate, saying the levy could damage their economies.The Regional District of Nanaimo joined West Kelowna on Wednesday in asking the NDP government to rethink the tax, introduced in last month’s budget.West Kelowna council voted unanimously to seek an exemption from the proposed tax covering the entire community of 35,000 people in the Okanagan.The Nanaimo Regional District board, representing much of central Vancouver Island, also voted unanimously to “object to the speculation tax in any form, in any region or municipality in B.C.Board members asked for a meeting with Finance Minister Carole James to discuss the tax and they invited the mayors of Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Lantzville to attend.In a statement Wednesday, board chairman Bill Veenhof said there are deep concerns about the potential impact of the tax on people who own vacation properties in the Nanaimo area.“These people are not speculators,” the statement says. “They are important members of our communities. Families who visit year after year, supporting local businesses, paying their fair share of property taxes, and investing in our tourism-based economy.”West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater said his community includes a large population of part-time residents and he fears there could be a real estate crisis if people decide to sell rather than pay the levy.He said there are already signs developers are hitting pause on local projects.“Suddenly, the development market is freezing up,” Findlater said in an interview. “The banks are not loaning and some developers are being caught in this already. I’m aware of that. Other developers who haven’t built are just putting it all on hold and just waiting for the air to clear.”James said she is reviewing the tax, which would cost some homeowners $5 for every $1,000 of their property’s assessed value this year and increase to $20 for every $1,000 of assessed value in 2019.“I want to stay focused on the reason we’re doing this, which is for affordability,” she said. “When you have in Kelowna a 0.2 per cent vacancy rate, that causes all kinds of problems.”The speculation tax would apply to properties owned by people who do not pay income tax in B.C. in a bid to improve housing affordability and moderate the real estate market. But many B.C. residents with vacation properties are saying government policy offering income tax credits to offset potential tax increases does not go far enough.last_img read more

New Law Makes It Harder for Saudi Men to Marry Moroccan

Fez- Saudi men will no longer have the freedom to marry as many women as they please.A new rule introduced in the Saudi legislation makes it harder for Saudi men to marry a Moroccan woman, as they will need to obtain the written approval of their first wife before their second marriage.The Saudi daily Makkah newspaper quoted the director of the Mecca Police, Major General Assaf Qurashi as saying that, in addition of obtaining the approval of his first wife, an applicant who is already married to a Saudi woman must attach a medical report on the status of his wife, confirming that she is sick, disabled, or cannot give birth. The new regulation imposes tough conditions on marrying women outside of the GCC countries (Gulf Cooperation Council), and goes as far as banning Saudi men from marrying women from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Chad and Burma. read more

General Assembly President holds talks with officials in Liechtenstein

Mr. Kerim met with Prince Alois, Prime Minister Otmar Hasler and Foreign Minister Rita Kieber-Beck in Vaduz, the capital. It was the first visit to the country by a General Assembly President since it became a UN member in 1990.A spokesperson for Mr. Kerim said the discussions also focused on Liechtenstein’s work with the UN and other priority issues for the current Assembly session, including financing for development.The Assembly President praised Liechtenstein for raising its official development assistance (ODA) to 0.6 per cent of its gross domestic product.Liechtenstein is the second leg of a five-country visit by Mr. Kerim that started earlier this week in Switzerland. He heads to Austria tomorrow for a series of meetings with senior officials in Vienna and later travels to Italy and the United Arab Emirates. 25 June 2008United Nations reform, climate change and the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) topped the agenda during talks today between General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim and senior officials in the tiny European principality of Liechtenstein. read more

TSX close to correction territory global economic worries persist oil plunges

TSX close to correction territory, global economic worries persist, oil plunges AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 14, 2014 7:39 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed in correction territory Tuesday as worries about deteriorating global economic conditions helped further erode year-to-date gains.The S&P/TSX composite index tumbled 190.68 points to an eight-month low of 14,036.68, with the main index down 10 per cent from its record high set in early September and leaving the TSX up just three per cent year to date. The TSX had been up more than 14 per cent in early September.“I think it’s fear myself,” said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at 3MACS.“There’s enough things to be worried about. Fears over Europe slowing, (the Federal Reserve’s) quantitative easing ends at the end of this month, people are talking about U.S. interest rates that could rise sooner than expected, the strong U.S. dollar and Ebola. There are more than enough things to weigh on investor psychology.”The Canadian dollar got caught up in the volatility, falling 0.7 of a cent to 88.45 cents US — its lowest level since July 2009 — as traders avoided risky assets such as commodity-based currencies and bought into the U.S. greenback.New York indexes started off with solid gains after plunging on Monday but markets faded in the final hour and the Dow Jones industrials slipped 5.88 points to 16,315.19 following the previous day’s 233-point slide. The Nasdaq climbed 13.51 points to 4,227.17 while the S&P 500 index was ahead 2.96 points to 1,877.7.The losses added to significant declines on markets over the last month. The sell-off accelerated last week amid a string of disappointing German data and a global economic downgrade by the International Monetary Fund.New York markets were also at or near record highs at the beginning of the current downturn.The slide on Wall Street had been widely anticipated since there hasn’t been a meaningful correction on U.S. markets for about three years.Meanwhile, a strong run-up in the resource sector had pushed the TSX up as much as 14 per cent year to date last month. But these sectors have also taken the brunt of punishment as global economic worries pushed oil to 22-month lows, taking the energy sector down seven per cent last week alone. Base metals, equally vulnerable to a global slowdown, fell almost eight per cent last week.The energy sector led TSX decliners Tuesday, down almost four per cent as oil prices remained under pressure. The November contract in New York was down $3.90 to US$81.84 a barrel, its lowest level since mid-June 2012 after the International Energy Agency slashed its oil-demand growth forecast for this year by more than a fifth because of the faltering global economy.There was further glum data from Europe’s biggest economy as the German government slashed its growth forecast for this year and next, deepening worries that Germany could slip into recession. The German Economy Ministry has cut this year’s growth figure to 1.2 per cent from 1.8 per cent earlier this year and next year’s to 1.3 per cent from two per cent.Financials and telecoms were also major weights on the Toronto market.The gold sector limited TSX losses, up about 3.7 per cent while December bullion gained $4.30 to US$1,233.70 an ounce.The base metals sector was ahead 0.4 per cent while December copper was up five cents to US$3.09 a pound.Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) was one of the few bright spots, rising 83 cents to $213.03 after news emerged that the railway made a pitch for U.S. railway CSX. CSX reportedly rebuffed the offer last week and it is unclear whether CP will make another run at the company. Such an acquisition would help CP get North Dakota crude to American East Coast refineries. read more

Day D for semifinals Serbia France or Denmark

← Previous Story Goluža didn’t invite Balić – Ivano to miss first tourmanent after 11 years! Next Story → Polish Cup: Vive Kielce reaches Final Four Women’s EHF EURO 2012 Thursday is the “D” Day for the teams at the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia.THURSDAY:Czech Republic – Sweden 16:10Serbia – France 18:10Norway – Denmark 20:10TABLE:Norway 6Serbia 5Denmark 4France 4Sweden 3Czech Republic 0GROUP OF NOVI SAD:Montenegro – Spain 16:15Germany-Romania 18:15Hungary – Russia 20:15TABLE:Montenegro 6Hungary 6Romania 3Spain 3Russia 3Germany 3 read more

Public Accounts Committee to examine penalty points furore

first_imgTHE GARDA COMMISSIONER Martin Callinan is to appear before the Public Accounts Committee next month over the penalty points cancellation row.The PAC announced this evening that Callinan, pictured here, will give evidence on 23 January as the committee attempts to get the bottom of how and why certain motorists’ penalty points were cancelled.Yesterday, the committee met in private and reportedly examined cases of penalty point cancellations contained in a Garda whistleblower file. Commissioner Callinan had asked for access to this file but had been refused.Now PAC chairperson John McGuinness said that the committee would be using information from the whistleblower file on which to base its probe. The committee released a statement that said PAC is “entitled under law to receive and use this information”. It continued:The information received from the whistleblower will, for legal reasons, be anonymised and thereafter analysed in order that the Committee can fully examine the penalty point system.The Committee wants to ensure that the appropriate controls are in place in relation to the cancellation of penalty points as any weaknesses in the system could potentially result in a significant loss of revenue to the State.PAC said it believed that the whistleblower file could be used legally.In June, Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said that the internal Garda report into allegations that gardai had wiped certain people’s penalty points at their personal discretion was not enough.That inquiry – by Assistant Commissioner John O’Mahoney – had found no evidence of corruption in the cancellation of fixed charge notices but disciplinary proceedings against three gardai were launched.last_img read more

Review HP Photosmart eStation the printer with a tablet for a brain

first_imgAndroid seems to be just about everywhere these days. Devices big and small, fat and thin, with a variety of intended uses. At CES this year there was even a microwave running Android. So, when I discovered that HP was planning to make a printer running the mobile OS, I wasn’t so much shocked as curious. After all, thanks to HP’s Android app,  any of HP’s newer printers can be controlled using an app on your phone.So, what functionality does having Android bring to the printing experience? Well, for starters, HP didn’t just make a printer running Android. They made a printer that serves as a dock for an Android tablet that has complete control of the printer even when it is not docked. Curious? So were we!The Photosmart eStation C510a could well just be used as a printer with a gigantic 7-inch screen on it. With its SD card slot you can easily stick a card in from a camera and take a look at your photos on a nice big screen before sending them to print. Since the Printer is connected to the web, you could even go grab that picture from Facebook or your email without ever needing to touch a computer. Maybe you are interested in printing out recipes from your favorite website, or maybe you wanted to print out any of HP’s pre-loaded crafts for kids? All of the above is possible with this printer.What’s more is that if you don’t feel like doing any of this from your office, or wherever you have the printer, you can just pull that 7-inch screen out and walk away with it as a full-fledged Android tablet.SetupTruly using their resources to the fullest potential, the C510a’s setup is unique and incredibly easy. Thanks to the tablet mounted on the front of the printer, you are greeted with a video walkthrough of setting up the printer as soon as you connect the printer to the tablet. A brief but helpful video tutorial explaining how you go about adding ink, connecting the duplicator, and inserting the paper trays is infinitely better than the step-by-step poster that has traditionally come with HP’s printers.Once you have everything connected, the C510a will run a calibration, attempt to connect to the Internet, and is then ready to walk you through connecting to your computer. Wireless connectivity or a USB connection make this very easy, and the setup disk that comes with the device will detect the printer and you are ready to go. In my opinion, HP should strive to make all of their printers this easy to setup, the overall experience was very simple and I was finished in about 15 minutes.HP and Android? The Zeen TabletWebOS might be HP’s baby now, but the Android 2.2 powered Zeen tablet on the C510a was here first. The Zeen does not connect to the Android Market, so despite being Android 2.2 there is no access to Adobe Flash, making the browser somewhat less functional in comparison to existing tablets. However, the tablet does come with a third party app store and the ability to side-load apps, so the sky is the limit as far as how you decide to use your Android Tablet. The Zeem effectively makes the C510a a printer, and ebook reader, a photo editor, and a web browser all in one chunky 7-inch tablet. The Zeen is a heavy tablet compared to standalone devices, but still something you can carry around the house to read on or surf the web with.The real power on this device comes from working with the printer. HP’s software pre-loaded on the tablet allows you to control the printer, scanner, copier, and fax from the tablet, and allows you to control each of these funtions from anywhere, even outside the home with HP’s online services. You could take the Zeem with you, receive a  document via email and either print it out remotely or fax it to its intended recipient from your Tablet. Now, in the home, unless you are running back and forth to put paper in or move paper around, the copy function is somewhat less enjoyable remotely, but still allows you to scan an image or a document, crop and edit the photo, and either print it, post it to Facebook, or anything else you can think of.The Zeen gets roughly 6 hours of constant use if you’re reading or playing a game. Placing it on the dock immediately begins to change the device, a process which takes just about 2 hours to complete, but allowing you to continue to control your printer the whole time. HP’s onboard software is a lot more versatile than the app that HP released for Android and iOS, but there are plenty of ways in which the tablet can be useful besides the printer cooperation. Would I purchase a Zeen to use without a printer? No. As far as comparable devices go, the Zeen is a little sluggish for daily use aside from reading a book or surfing the web, but attached to the printer it becomes a pretty powerful device.Printer quality Oh right, this is also a printer. The C510a was released with a line of printers, including the HP Touchsmart Web which offers many of the same features. The C510a uses individual color ink cartridges like all of HP’s photo printers, but also includes a secondary larger black ink well for printing normal text. There were not functional differences in printer quality between the C510a and the TouchSmart web when color and quality print tests were done, so not only is this a good office device, but a great photo printer as well. The C510a includes a separate adjustable paper tray for a variety of photo sizes, and if you use HP’s photosmart paper the printer heads will automatically adjust based on the size of the paper that is read form the data strip on the back.The C510a also includes ePrint, a service which allows you to send an email with a document or photo straigh to the printer and have it print immediately, making the C510a great for offices full of road warriors or someone who wants to have a reminder waiting for them on the printer when they get home. ePrint combined with the ability to share the printer with any computer on your network makes this printer incredibly diverse for both a home or small business.ConclusionHp has delivered a unique combination of home devices and packed it with enough functionality that anybody could find a use for it, but also made it simple enough to use that anyone can find a use for it. Available from HP direct for $329, this printer would be the closest thing to future-proof you can get in a printer, and everything from the paper trays down to the tablet all feel very sturdy.One question did remain throughout this review, however. If HP decides to make a sequel, will it run WebOS?photosmart_tabletphotosmart_tabletIMAG0075IMAG0073hp_photosmart_01last_img read more

Nonleague sensation who flirted with Liverpool out to kickstart his career in

first_img Carr, in action for Huddersfield, against Hull’s Irish midfielder Stephen Quinn in 2013. Follow us: the42.ie Friday 23 Feb 2018, 8:00 AM Short URL By Ben Blake 4 Comments Image: PA Archive/PA Images Carr, in action for Huddersfield, against Hull’s Irish midfielder Stephen Quinn in 2013. Image: PA Archive/PA Images A QUICK GLANCE at Daniel Carr’s Wikipedia page, and you might be forgiven for deducing that he is someone who likes to move around a lot and doesn’t tend to settle very well.At the age of 24, Shamrock Rovers have just become the striker’s 12th senior club in six years — although, as the Londoner points out, only half of those were on permanent deals.“I’ve had a lot of clubs but if you look at it, most of them have been loans,” he told The42 yesterday. “It looks like I’ve had many but it’s actually not that much.”For a player who was sought after by some of England’s top sides as a teenager, Carr appears to have lost his way somewhat in recent times.So how did he wind up in the League of Ireland?Raised in Croydon as part of a close-knit family, Daniel was involved in athletics, swimming and gymnastics as a boy but none of them came close to his passion for football.He remembers getting to the age when it’s time to start following one club, and being told to rethink the decision by his mother.“When I was younger, I liked Man United but she said she’d make me leave the house if I didn’t support Arsenal,” he recalls. “She was joking but I didn’t know that at the time.”His older brother Gary would go on to pursue a career in acting and starred as jazz singer Jack Ross in Downton Abbey before being cast in the role of CC, a ruthless pimp in HBO’s hit series The Deuce. Carr’s brother Gary as CC in The Deuce. Source: YouTubeCarr, back then a tricky winger, joined the centre of excellence at Wycombe Wanderers at the age of 14. But that lasted six months and it was at Reading where he worked under the late Eamonn Dolan.Dolan was head of the academy, God rest his soul,” he says of the Royals legend and brother of ex-St Patrick’s Athletic boss Pat. “I learned a lot from Eamonn, [coach] David Dodds too.”After two years, however, Carr found himself in the seventh tier of English football with non-league side Dulwich Hamlet, while making ends meet by working on a building site with his uncle.The manager, Gavin Rose, moved him from out wide into a more central forward role, and something clicked.“I had a great season there,” Carr, who was involved with Trinidad & Tobago at underage level, explains. “I had played on the wing but at that club transformed me into a striker. That’s when I started scoring loads of goals and Dulwich won the league for the first time in years, so it was good to be a part of that.”Despite that fact the he was plying his trade outside the Football League, 25 goals in the 18-year-old’s debut season prompted clubs all over Britain to stand up and take notice. Playing with Fleetwood Town. Source: Dave HowarthThe likes of Chelsea and Liverpool were reported to be interested, and Carr went on trial with Chartlon Athletic but both parties couldn’t agree a fee. He was then offered the chance to impress at the Reds, who were at that time managed by Brendan Rodgers — the man in charge of Reading’s first team during his spell there.Thrown into a reserve game, he lined out alongside the likes of £50 million man Raheem Sterling, AC Milan schemer Suso and Jonjo Shelvey, now of Newcastle United. Although Liverpool didn’t see enough to pursue a deal further, Championship outfit Huddersfield Town put a two-year deal on the table and it felt like a no-brainer.Life with the Terriers began with a hint of promise as he was named on the bench several times and made cameos in the league against Wigan and Birmingham City, before Fleetwood Town took him on loan.But things were to turn sour after a falling out with Huddersfield manager Mark Robins.“In my first season, I played twice in the league, once in the cup and I was on the bench quite a few times,” he says.“In my second season, there were a few things said by the manager that I didn’t appreciate. They were personal things that I won’t mention now. That’s the reason I didn’t continue there and they sent me out on loan again. I knew from then on it would be uphill so I had to find a new club.”By 2015, Carr was signed by Cambridge United but the manager got the sack and, again, loan moves followed — this time to Aldershot Town and Woking. He then returned to the club he has enjoyed most success with a year later, agreeing to a second stint at Dulwich Hamlet.But they farmed him out to Leatherhead, who were managed by one of English football’s most unmistakable characters in former Wigan Athletic, Hull City and Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard.“He was the best, I really enjoyed my time there,” Carr says of the Soccer AM presenter. “With Jimmy, people think he’s a joker and that but he is really serious. He knows his football.” Jimmy Bullard. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesLast year, the opportunity arose to go to Sweden to play in their second tier with Karlstad BK, and he accepted.“I loved it there,” he says of the Swedish experience. “It’s a different culture and I met some lovely people. The football wasn’t as high a standard but I learned from the manager.”Rovers boss Stephen Bradley had recently been in the market for a centre forward when a former team-mate got in touch to flag Carr’s availability, and he travelled with the squad on their pre-season trip to Portugal. Bradley has said since that he saw enough on his first day training to convince him to take a punt, and the player is keen to repay that faith shown while attempting to get his own career back on track.The key for me is progression,” he states. “Regardless of how long I’m here for, the main thing is that I get better and I do well for Rovers. This is a big club in Ireland so it was a good opportunity to sign and move my career on.”Carr’s first experience of the League of Ireland was as a second-half substitute in last Friday’s Dublin derby defeat to Bohemians at Dalymount, and he will be hoping to play some part at home to Dundalk this evening.“I’m a bit of an all-rounder,” he replies, when asked what he can bring to the team. “The main thing as a striker is that I need to get goals. If I’m not scoring then I’m not really doing my job.“The minimum is to work hard and every one of us will be doing that.” Carr with Rovers boss Stephen Bradley. Source: Shamrock RoversBradley added: “I think he showed a little glimpse last week when he came on against Bohs. He’s very hard to play against as his feet are really good. He’s different to a lot of players in this country in terms of his feet. He’s really tricky around the box.“It’s about feeding him at the right time. There’s no doubting what he has and what he will bring to us.”Hoops captain Ronan Finn faces a late fitness test for the game after picking up a knock a week ago, while Trevor Clarke is suspended once again. They are also hoping international clearance goes through for latest arrival Sean Kavanagh.“He’s a player of real high quality and I think we’ll see that,” Bradley says of the former Fulham full-back. “You only have to watch him in training and you see the quality that he has.He’s a very clever footballer, very cultured. He’s a good professional, goes about things in the right way and you can see he’s played at a good level. We’ll be hoping to see that this year.”Goalkeeper Kevin Horgan was named in the starting line-up against Bohs ahead of last season’s number one Tomer Chencinski, but his mistake for the home side’s third goal has been roundly-criticised.“They’re both competing,” Bradley says on his two stoppers. “I’ve said that no one is guaranteed a jersey here, I don’t care if they’re 33 or 23. I’ve said from day one that if someone is training harder or better than the other person then he will play and that was the case last week.“I thought Kevin did very well. The third goal, he should have stayed on his line and caught it. The other two, Pico [Roberto Lopes] loses his man from a corner and the other one is a flick on to Paddy Kavanagh and our defence is all over the place.“Kevin can’t affect either of them. If we don’t have that ten-minute meltdown, we walk away with a win and we’re not talking about Kevin. But we shot ourselves in the foot.”For Dundalk, who come into the game on the back of a frustrating 0-0 draw with Bray Wanderers on the opening night, experienced defender Brian Gartland has returned to the squad along with Lithuanian midfielder Karolis Chvedukas, and new signing Marco Tagbajumi is also available.Captain Stephen O’Donnell (calf), Sean Hoare (hamstring) and John Mountney (knee) are all out, however.This weekend’s fixtures:Premier Division First Division The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!center_img http://the42.ie/3866703 Non-league sensation who flirted with Liverpool out to kickstart his career in Ireland Having learned from Jimmy Bullard and the late Eamonn Dolan along the way, striker Daniel Carr is hoping to make an impression at Shamrock Rovers. 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Juillet 2013 le 3ème mois le plus chaud depuis plus dun siècle

first_imgJuillet 2013, le 3ème mois le plus chaud depuis plus d’un siècleJeudi, Météo-France a indiqué que le mois de juillet qui venait de s’écouler était, en France, le 3e plus chaud depuis plus d’un siècle.Si la météo a tardé à se mettre à l’heure d’été, depuis elle s’est bien rattrapé. C’est ce qu’a confirmé jeudi Météo-France en révélant que le mois de juillet 2013 a été l’un des plus chauds depuis plus d’un siècle en France. Il se classe même troisième derrière ceux de 2006 et de 1983. Comme l’a souligné Patrick Galois, prévisionniste à Météo-France, “l’excédent par rapport à la moyenne a été de 2°C, ce qui est important”. À lire aussiCanicule : Comment se protéger efficacement contre la chaleur ?Outre la chaleur, le soleil “a été généreux un peu partout”, avec des excédents d’ensoleillement importants en Bretagne et à Paris par exemple. “A Brest, il y a eu 275 heures de soleil, ce qui fait une moyenne de 9 heures par jour, soit 60% de plus que la moyenne”, indique Patrick Galois cité par l’AFP. De même, “à Paris, il y a eu un excédent de 45% avec 306 heures de soleil, soit 10 heures par jour, c’est autant qu’à Perpignan”, relève le prévisionniste. Malgré la concurrence, ce sont toujours les villes de Marseille et Ajaccio qui restent les plus ensoleillées de France. Pour ce qui est des précipitations, la situation est “contrastée”. En effet, certaines villes sont largement excédentaires, en particulier dans le Sud-Est qui a connu de fortes pluies, tandis que d’autres sont déficitaires, principalement dans le Sud-Ouest et le Nord-Est. A titre d’exemple, Auch présente un déficit de 80%, Strasbourg de 70% et Mont-de-Marsan, qui n’a reçu en juillet que 6 à 7 mm d’eau, présente un déficit de 90%. Les villes excédentaires sont celles où, en général, il pleut très peu en été, comme Marseille. “A Marseille, la normale est très faible, environ 9 mm : là on a eu 45 mm sous l’effet d’un orage, ce qui fait 5 fois la normale”, ajoute Patrick Galois.Le 2 août 2013 à 20:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Flu season death toll increases to 7 in San Diego

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County health officials today reported the death of a San Diego County man due to flu complications, bringing this flu season’s death toll in the region to seven. The 73-year-old man died due to influenza A complications on Dec. 16, according to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency.The man’s vaccination status and medical history are still being investigated. The other six county residents who have died this season had additional medical conditions and either weren’t vaccinated or their vaccination status was unknown.“Influenza can be deadly, especially for the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer.  “Getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick.”At this time last year, 11 county residents had died due to flu complications. Last flu season was the county’s worst in nearly 20 years of collecting data, with 342 residents succumbing to flu complications. Residents over the age of 65 with underlying medical conditions accounted for much of that death toll, according to the county.According to the county’s weekly flu report for Dec. 16-22, lab-confirmed flu cases rose for the fourth consecutive week, from 290 to 410. That jump is a far cry, however, from the same week last flu season when reported cases spiked to 2,332. To date, 1,339 flu cases have been reported and lab-confirmed this flu season.“While we’re seeing fewer flu cases this season, everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated since the flu season could last through April and even May,” Wooten said.In addition to residents 6 months and older, county health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for people with a heightened risk of serious flu complications, like pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes.County residents can get vaccinated at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county’s public health centers. Residents can also call 2-1-1 or visit the county’s immunization program website, sdiz.com, for a list of county locations administering free vaccines. Flu season death toll increases to 7 in San Diego Posted: December 26, 2018 December 26, 2018last_img read more

Crime spree suspect in Clark County Jail

first_imgThe Salmon Creek man who allegedly robbed two local banks and led police on a 90-minute chase in June is back in Clark County.Brent Woodall, 29, a former bodybuilder and fitness trainer was booked in the Clark County Jail on Tuesday, according to the online jail roster.Police officers captured him in north Portland after pinning him between a patrol car and a minivan.Woodall pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree robbery in Multnomah County Circuit Court on July 3.In Clark County, Woodall is accused of robbing Riverview Community Bank in Hazel Dell and the Bank of America on Auto Mall Drive on the afternoon of June 20 — his 29th birthday. He also is accused of several attempted carjackings and a successful one, and a hit-and-run crash while fleeing from police.He is expected to make his first appearance in Clark County Superior Court later this week.last_img read more

Flooding In Seward Prompts Emergency Declaration School Delays

first_imgResidents of Seward and the surrounding area are being asked to avoid flooded areas and use caution around heavy equipment and machinery. Impacted areas from heavy rain, winds, and flooding are: The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced a two hour delay start, on October 17, for Moose Pass School, Seward Elementary, Seward High School, and Seward Middle School. Nelson: “A huge amount of rain fell in a 18-24 hour period which caused the rivers and streams to simply spike. Right now we have a huge amount of water, gravel, and debris that has nowhere to go except on the roads.” The National Weather Service in Anchorage issued a Flood Advisory for the Seward area until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has declared a state of emergency for the Kenai Peninsula Borough due to flooding events affecting the Kenai Peninsula Borough. In a release from the borough, this declaration follows the City of Seward’s declaration of emergency also released yesterday.center_img Photo courtesy of Brenda Ahlberg with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Lowell Creek Bridge & Waterfall – Closed to pedestrian traffic; limit vehicle traffic as crews from the Public Works Department work with local contractors to clear debris and remove gravel using heavy equipment and machinery.Dieckgraeff Road – Gravel portion of road closed to vehicle traffic; water over the road; borough crews are working with local contractors using heavy equipment and machinery.Mile 3.5 Seward Highway & Bikepath – Highway is open; use caution and limit speed; water over road.Mile 5 Seward Highway at Bear Creek Fire Station – Highway is open; use extreme caution and limit speed; deep water over road.Seward Airport – North runway is closed; deep standing water over most of the runway. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Seward issued an emergency declaration on Tuesday following heavy rain that caused significant flooding. As of Tuesday, Seward has seen nearly four and a half inches of rain in just over 36 hours, following heavy rain that saturated the area last week, according to Dan Nelson with the KPB Office of Emergency Management.last_img read more

Print Edition of The Knot to Double Frequency

first_imgThe print edition of online wedding resource TheKnot.com is increasing frequency from semi-annual to quarterly beginning in 2010.The announcement came just nine days after Condé Nast said it was folding two of The Knot’s competitors—Modern Bride and Elegant Bride. Co-founder and CEO David Liu called the timing of the announcement “serendipitous.”“We’ve been looking at increasing the frequency of the magazine for a while,” Liu told FOLIO: sister title Audience Development. “Our magazine originally followed the fashion cycle, which means twice a year. But from a business point of view, that cycle was causing us to miss certain advertising opportunities. Our closing date didn’t mix well with the fiscal year of some of our partners. So we saw increasing the frequency as a way to provide some more marketing opportunities to the partners that don’t fit into our schedule.” Although Liu said increasing The Knot’s frequency was not a direct reaction to the changes at Condé Nast, the timing does work in his company’s favor. “We’re benefiting, of course, because the ad support that they’re losing can come to us,” he said.While The Knot will continue to offer readers all of the alphabetized, bride-friendly directories of dresses, tuxedos, jewelry, and honeymoons, the two new issues each year will concentrate on the bride herself, the company said. The magazine launched in 2000 and sold 350,000 copies on newsstands last year,“We’re tapping into our main assets, which is our community and membership,” Liu said. “We have at our fingertips access to the largest audience of women in the U.S. [who are] currently planning a wedding. As much as we have great content and tools, at the end of the day, we know that brides want to hear from other brides.”The two “crowd-sourced” issues will feature the topics, products, and advice brides care about care about most—an antithesis of the content found in more traditional wedding magazines. “A lot of those wedding magazines are all about being ‘princess for a day,’ which comes with a $10 million budget,” Liu said. “We want to provide realistic and practical ideas, especially in an age when budgets are tighter.”And although most publishers are in the process of shutting their print magazines down, Liu said the company isn’t worried about doing the opposite. “There’s so much that’s been written about the demise of print magazines, but consumers will continue to read them if they have quality content,” he said. “The bar has now been set. If you’re not producing valuable and compelling content, you should be shutting down. Gone are the days were companies ridiculously support large amounts of magazines.”Wedding Magazine Publishers Jump on OpportunityThe Knot isn’t the only publisher capitalizing on the space created by the loss of Modern Bride and Elegant Bride. In connection with the magaizne’s 15th anniversary this year, Martha Stewart Weddings said it is launching the Luxury Wedding Expo, a two-day digital event that kicks off November 14.The magazine also is publishing Martha Stewart’s Destination Weddings & Dream Honeymoons, its first special issue covering those topics. The issue is set to hit newsstands November 9.In addition, American Media Inc., in connection with its Shape brand, said recently that it is launching Shapebride, its first magazine in the bridal category. It’s slated to hit newsstands Valentine’s Day weekend next year.last_img read more

Where art meets science

first_imgIs survival on earth becoming even more precarious than in space? Can our cities survive for long if they continue to grow irresponsibly? How can policy makers intervene to make our cities self-sufficient? Many more such pertinent questions are being raised through The Undivided Mind, an exhibition emanating from a two-week residency that explores the crossover between two seemingly unrelated fields of Art and Science. The works created during this residency by the CAAS Collective (a trio of Susmita Mohanty, Barbara Imhof and Sue Fairburn) and Rohini Devasher will be open for public viewing at Khoj Studios on February 27. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The aim of the exhibition – which will comprise of posters, collages, photographs, info-graphics and videos – is to draw a parallel between the earth we inhabit and outer space, bringing into focus questions about environment degradation, sustainability, recycling and efficient use of limited natural resources. Hence, this exhibition explores the ways in which scientific processes and discovery can be coupled with visual art production and vice-versa. CAAS, in fact, aims to convert Khoj Studios, the venue of the exhibition, into a mini space-station as part of its project. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSusmita Mohanty says “The space stations are super-efficient and self-sufficient for the astronauts to sustain. A city like Delhi sources almost everything from electricity to water from elsewhere. CAAS is a thought which believes that every city should be self sufficient like a space station. We need smart cities in the future if we have to survive. We want people to conceptualise, visualise and materialise how to tread the planet lightly.” CAAS Collective or the ‘City As A Spaceship’ collective comprises of Susmita Mohanty (spaceship designer and aerospace entrepreneur), Barbara Imhof (space architect) and Sue Fairburn (scientist and design researcher).  Rohini Devasher is an emerging visual artist who has participated in several past residency programs at Khoj. The works on display at Khoj will focus on data collected through CAAS’s interactions with people of Khirkee and the neighborhood. Sue Fairburn noted, “Through our collages that juxtapose various living environments on Earth and that in space, we want to create a dialogue that earth and space are not exclusive of each other.”Barbara Imhoif, a space architect stated, “Living in space is not just about science, it’s also about a harmony in cultural diversity, human emotions, feelings of isolation and dependence. Comparing this to our life in cities, a CAAS City can be an inspiration, an alternate view, for a future city and a way to project and achieve our dreams and visions of an equitable and environment-friendly urban life.”Rohini Devasher is a Delhi based artist whose art practice is rooted in science and whose recent work has involved research and fieldwork in amateur astronomy where myth and fiction blur the boundaries of what is real and imagined. She said, “For the show, I hope to continue this imagination of new analytical and fictitious spaces with the projection of the strange, and the poetic into the scientific. I am interested in investigations of natural systems using modes of ‘field work’ and ‘expedition’. I have found these to be particularly useful in the observation and understanding of the relationship between humans, their environment and how this is constructed.”last_img read more

Work starts for makeover of CU buildings

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta University (CU) has started work to renovate all the buildings on its main campus at College Street in a bid to ensure proper conservation of all these buildings as per its heritage value. The state Public Works Department which is executing the work has consulted the West Bengal Heritage Commission (WBHC) and the entire process of renovation is being supervised by Partha Ranjan Das, heritage conservation architect of WBHC. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”The main purpose of preservation of heritage is to renovate the buildings in a way so that they maintain the look it had during its inception. Temporary constructions have come up inside the buildings here and there from time to time which does not go with the heritage. We are removing all encroachments that are deterrent to the heritage,” said Sonali Chakravarti Bannerjee, vice chancellor of Calcutta University. The verandahs of the buildings had turned into an eyesore with rooms for officers, attached toilets and similar constructions blocking the actual look of the balconies of heritage building. The four buildings that are being given a facelift are Asutosh Building, Darbhanga Building, Centenary Building and the Hardinge Building. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe Darbhanga Building erected in 1912 houses university offices, including the chambers of the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Registrar and the Controller of Examinations. The Asutosh Building unveiled in 1926 accommodates the postgraduate language and literature departments and the department of commerce. The Senate House that was erected in 1872 and was the first habitation of the varsity was demolished in 1960. It used to provide the venue for Senate meetings, the chamber of the Vice-Chancellor, offices of the Registrar and also examination and lecture halls. Elaborating on the renovation work, Kanakendu Sinha, superintending engineer (Presidency Circle) of the state PWD, said the work begun with through examination of the strength of the buildings. The Darbhanga Building was found to be in a weak condition with many old furniture, papers being dumped at the top floor of the building. “Most of these things being very old hardly had any value and were highly risky in terms of fire vulnerability too. All these things were brought down to reduce the load at the top before taking up the work. The university authorities had provided us with maps, drawings and similar material of the inception days which have helped us immensely in execution of the work,” Sinha said. The syndicate hall of the university has already seen a major facelift with air conditioning and video conference facilities. The photographs of 51 chancellors of the varsity till date has also been restored and put up on the wall of the syndicate room. The work that had started in the middle of 2018 is expected to be completed in the next four to five months. “After the completion of the work on this campus we will undertake work to renovate our Rajabazar Science Campus which is also another heritage building,” the Vice-Chancellor said.last_img read more

Why Robots Should Shake the Bejeezus Out of Cherry Trees

first_imgI don’t think sci-fi saw this coming. For so long, futuristic books and films have promised us robots like C-3PO that translate alien languages and assist us in hijinks. Or ones like Rosie that clean our houses. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, robots that level our houses and destroy humanity. Looking at you, Arnold.The reality of modern robotics couldn’t be more different. These days, it’s more about developing robots that … shake the bejeezus out of cherry trees.Researchers at Washington State University have developed algorithms that scan a tree for individual branches, then determine what bit of each branch to grasp and shake to extract the most cherries—up to nearly 90 percent of them. Sure, that’s not as dramatic as the machine-driven apocalypse. But at least it gives us an intriguing vision of a robotics-fueled agriculture industry.If the idea of a tree-shaking robot seems a bit oddball to you, know that you’re the reason it may soon exist. Americans don’t just want a lot of produce; they want a lot of flawless produce, free of dings and bruises and discoloration. And you can’t have flawless cherries if you’re using a giant machine to shake a tree trunk willy-nilly, flinging fruit all over the place. (Though that method works fine with hardier fare like almonds.)So this algorithm is a little more genteel in its approach—starting by pinpointing the branches. The researchers were working with a special variety of cherry tree that grows “upright fruiting offshoots” (yes, known in the industry as UFOs). A more traditional bushy tree may hide fruit in its core, but this kind has a trunk that comes out of the ground and bends almost horizontally, out of which branches grow upright. It looks a bit like a menorah, really.This kind of cherry tree may be optimally arranged for picking by human hand, but it’s a challenge for an algorithm. “In a lot of different situations, the branches were hidden by berries or leaves,” says Manoj Karkee, an agricultural roboticist at Washington State University. “We used some mathematical modeling to estimate their location based on the cluster of fruit, as well as some visible sections of the branches.”So, the algorithm’s got sight of the obscured branch. Next is figuring out where to grasp and shake. Rule number one, of course: Avoid any clusters of fruit. “What we’ve found is that if we start shaking a tree at about one third of the height, we’d be able to remove about 70 to 80 percent of cherries,” says Karkee. “Then for the remaining cherries, we go to about two thirds of the height and shake it again.” Do this with all six or seven upright branches and a robot might be able to extract almost 90 percent of the fruit. (So a small crew would still need to trail the robot to pluck the remaining cherries, at least until the researchers improved the machine’s efficiency.) Might. The robot to do the actual work doesn’t exist yet. But what Karkee envisions is a machine with six, maybe eight arms that rolls through the orchard grabbing branches and giving them a good shake. Specifically, each shake buzzing at 18 hertz for five seconds, is what he and his colleagues found works best.Actually developing a robot that works outdoors, though, is no small task. “You’re potentially dealing with moisture, with driving on rugged ground,” says Jon Binney, co-founder & CTO of Iron Ox, which has developed an automated indoor farming system. “All solvable mechanical problems, but non-trivial.” Problems that are important to solve soon, as agricultural employment continues to dwindle in the United States. Between 2002 and 2014, American farms lost nearly 150,000 laborers, or 20 percent of the workforce. People just aren’t flocking to the jobs.So the future of agriculture will be increasingly robotic. One startup, for instance, has developed a robot that spots apples and picks them with a suction tube. And a machine called the LettuceBot rolls through fields eyeballing weeds and automatically spraying them. “What you’re going to see is people trying a lot of very specific things outdoors, most of which aren’t going to end up being cost effective or reliable enough, but some of which work,” says Binney.Which is not to say farmers can’t engineer outdoor farming to introduce some of the order you get with indoor farming. For instance, farmers in California plant a special kind of lettuce that grows like a bulb, which makes it easier for a fancy machine to cut the base with a knife made of water. It’s easy to imagine, then, that humans will create all manner of new varieties of fruits and vegetables—maybe even a differently-branching cherry tree—to better get along with robot harvesters.No matter how, if humanity wants to feed its ballooning population, it must lean heavily on the machines. So stay out of our way, Arnold.last_img read more

British Airways innovates new ways of booking

first_imgCustomers looking to spend their Avios on British Airways flights will just have to swipe their finger and they would be able to use the new Reward Flight Finder to find flights. The flights can be booked by using Avios or a combination of Avios and cash.The latest release of the app on iPhone and Android also features a completely redesigned flight booking process, using the latest technology and user-friendly design to make flights quicker and easier to book.The number of reward flights booked on mobile has increased by over 300% in the last year. Kevin McQuillan, British Airways’ head of ba.com and mobile, said “We know our loyal customers are keen collectors of Avios and are always looking for flights on which to spend them…because the number of customers booking through our iPhone app has also grown by over 100% in the last year alone, we understand that they are often short on time when they are on the move. Thanks to this new redesign it is now possible for time-pressed customers to find great prices and book flights in under 60 seconds.”The new release of the British Airways iPhone app provides customers with a clear view of all flights which have seats that can be bought using Avios, available to destinations around the world.Avios can be collected from flights, hotel stays, car rental, credit cards, and even on everyday things like shopping. Customers can collect Avios every time they fly with British Airways and Iberia, or any oneworld airline partner, with a minimum of 125 Avios per flight.last_img read more

FILE In this Sept 6 2018 file photo members

first_img FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2018. file photo, members of the Wild Boars, the soccer team that was rescued from a flooded cave, give thanks in front of Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s image during an event titled “United as One” in Bangkok, Thailand. The U.S. streaming video giant Netflix has officially announced Tuesday, April 30, 2019, it will join with the production company for the movie Crazy Rich Asians to make a film about last July’s dramatic rescue of 12 village boys who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 30, 2019 5:37 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand’s cave boys BANGKOK — Netflix has announced it will join with the production company for the movie Crazy Rich Asians to make a film about last July’s dramatic rescue of 12 village boys in northern Thailand who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave for more than two weeks.Netflix and SK Global Entertainment said Tuesday in Bangkok they have acquired the rights to the story from 13 Thumluang Co. Ltd,, a company that Thailand’s government helped establish to represent the interests of the boys and their coach.Thailand’s Culture Ministry in March first unveiled the deal, announced as a miniseries. Deputy government spokesman Weerachon Sukoondhapatipakat was quoted then as saying that the families of the cave survivors would each be paid 3 million baht ($94,000).The Associated Presslast_img read more