England’s Ben Stokes has signed a short-term deal with New Zealand province Canterbury in a move certain to fan speculation that the suspended all-rounder is in line for a recall to England’s Ashes squad.Stokes was omitted from the touring party and remains suspended pending the outcome of a police investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.Police are seeking advice from Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service over whether to bring charges against Stokes following their probe into his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.Here’s an update on our investigation into a disorder on Queens Road, Bristol on 25 September. pic.twitter.com/FXPt4xR3D4- Avon&Somerset Police (@ASPolice) November 29, 2017Stokes was arrested in late September on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm outside a night club. Video footage showed England’s Test vice-captain throwing punches in a street fight.Canterbury Cricket Association (CCA) Director of Cricket Gary Stead confirmed Stokes had been signed as an overseas player and would be available to play in a one-day match against Otago on Sunday in Rangiora, a small town near Christchurch.”After the approach from Ben’s representatives everything has happened very quickly for us to the extent that we are now delighted to welcome Ben into the team,” Stead said in a statement on Thursday.”While Ben awaits the outcome of an investigation underway in the UK, he wants to maintain his fitness and his connection with the game.”The CCA said the signing had been agreed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and sanctioned by New Zealand Cricket.advertisementNew Zealand-born Stokes arrived at Christchurch airport on Wednesday and said he was back to visit family but declined to comment on his cricket plans.England lost the first test in Brisbane by 10 wickets without their star all-rounder. The second starts in Adelaide on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State confirmed today that Texas head coach Tom Herman, formerly an assistant with the Buckeyes under Urban Meyer, was the other assistant coach at a Florida strip club with Zach Smith.Some in the sports media have criticized Ohio State’s decision to confirm that the other coach was Herman, although earlier reports had already made this news public.“The fact that Ohio State released this shows the pettiness of this school trying to assassinate the character of Tom Herman, who has absolutely nothing to do with Urban Meyer,” ESPN’s Paul Finebaum said on First Take. “Frankly, I think Urban Meyer owes Tom Herman the national championship because if Herman was not on that staff and if he hadn’t dealt with Cardale Jones the way he did after the first two quarterbacks were injured, I’m not sure Urban Meyer would have that national championship at Ohio State.”Brett McMurphy appears to agree with Finebaum.The Stadium reporter said on a Texas podcast today that he thinks it was a “bush league” move.“I don’t think it’d be a major issue with the NCAA,” he said. “At worse, it would be a secondary violation.”Reporter @Brett_McMurphy tells “On Second Thought” podcast it was “bush league of Ohio State to confirm Tom Herman’s identity” as other coach w/ Zach Smith at strip club. “I don’t think it’d be a major issue with the NCAA,” he said. “At worse, it would be a secondary violation.”— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) August 29, 2018Texas has reportedly declined to publicly comment on the Herman news. Herman was the offensive coordinator at Ohio State for multiple seasons before taking the Houston job.
zoom Container freight rates are forecast to rise modestly over the next 18 months from the all-time lows reached recently, but this will not be sufficient to rescue the industry from substantial losses in 2016, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.Liner shipping has had a torrid time so far in 2016 with spot freight rate volatility reaching unprecedented levels, while unit industry income has fallen to record lows.Drewry estimates that container carriers collectively signed away USD 10 billion in revenue in this year’s contract rate negotiations on the two main East-West trades. With annual Transpacific contract rates as low as USD 800 per 40ft to the US West Coast and USD 1,800 per 40ft to the US East Coast, carriers have done exactly what they did during the global financial crisis in May 2009 in a desperate attempt to retain market share.With first quarter headhaul load factors at around 90%, there was no logical reason for carriers to sign so much revenue away in one fell swoop, Drewry said.While spot rates on the core trades have significantly improved after the 1 July GRIs, it is still too early to say if carriers have suddenly changed their approach to commercial pricing.The recent decision by the G6 lines to take a weekly loop out of the Asia-North Europe trade is a positive move. But similarly pragmatic and pro-active measures will be necessary across other sick trades if recent improvements are to gain momentum. While the new alliance structures are bedding-in between now and April 2017, this work will take some time yet.“For 2017, Drewry anticipates a slightly brighter picture with global freight rates forecast to improve by about 8%. Carriers are expected to take some action to address overcapacity as cashflow attrition becomes more urgent and BCO (beneficial cargo owner) rates rise from this year’s lows. But once again, this cannot be seen as a genuine recovery since these so-called improvements must be set in context against the unnecessarily big rate declines seen in both 2015 and 2016,” Neil Dekker, Drewry’s director of container research said.
Beijing: China on Thursday claimed that the Pangong Lake area in eastern Ladakh, where Indian and Chinese troops had a standoff, is “entirely located” in its territory and under its “effective jurisdiction”.According to Indian military sources in New Delhi, a scuffle broke out between India and Chinese soldiers on the bank of the Pangong Lake on Wednesday but the matter has been resolved through talks. The incident took place after Indian soldiers patrolling the area did not heed to objection to their presence in the area by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops, the sources said on Thursday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Two-thirds of the lake in eastern Ladakh is controlled by China. Reacting to the incident, the Chinese Foreign Ministry in a written reply to queries from the media here said that “the areas mentioned in the relevant reports are entirely located in China” and Beijing has been “exercising effective jurisdiction”. “The Chinese border troops have always strictly followed the relevant agreements and consensus between China and India, carried out regular patrol activities on Chinese territory,” it said.
Kolkata: Are you worried about the effects of harsh chemicals found in the colours that we use to play Holi?The city-based doctors have prescribed some guidelines on how to play a safe Holi without causing damage to the skin, eyes and hair. Holi is the festival of colours and people love to spend the day by rejoicing and merrymaking. Dr Madhumita Bhattacharya, consultant, department of dermatology at a private hospital in the city, shared effective tips to avoid the side-effects of the chemicals found in colours. Here are some tips to help you take some precautionary measures for a beautiful Holi. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Dr Bhattacharya said the amount of colours and water one uses during Holi can have a serious toll on your skin unless you are well-prepared in advance. So, here’s what you should do before stepping out of your house. Dr Bhattacharya suggests you should rub ice cubes on your face which will help to close pores on your skin and ensure colours don’t seep into your skin and cause breakage. One should apply oil on your face. Those who have dry or normal skin, can apply oil on their face and body. Oil will keep your skin moisturized all along. People can use coconut oil, castor oil and olive oil for this purpose, she said. One should also use a waterproof sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe doctors suggested the women to apply nail paints before playing Holi which can be removed later. People are also advised to drink lots of water before playing Holi. It keeps one hydrated and will provide energy. The doctor said one should wear sunglasses and remove contact lenses before going outdoors. If colours enter the eyes one should immediately rinse with cold water. Dr Bhattacharya said one should avoid scented or perfumed colours as they might cause allergies. One should wear dark full sleeves cotton clothes which will cover the whole body and can protect from harmful colours. She also urged people to use organic colours. After playing Holi, people should use a mild soap to remove the colours from their skin and use baby shampoo to wash their hair followed by conditioner. One should strictly avoid the use of kerosene, petrol and spirits to remove stains as they will damage the skin.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bain Capital|Business repor|Canada Goose|mike eppel Canada Goose is teaming up with U.S.-based Bain Capital to spread the outerwear label to the global market, 680News senior business editor Mike Eppel explains Video: Business report with Mike Eppel by News Staff Posted Dec 11, 2013 5:50 am MDT
‘Approaching a new car buyer differently on the basis of their sex is absolutely unacceptable. We know that women influence around 80 per cent of all car purchases so it simply isn’t in a dealer’s interest to treat such a huge customer base poorly. Christopher Macgowan added, ‘Buying a new car isprobably the second biggest purchase you’ll make. If you don’t feel comfortable with a deal or are treated poorly, then shop around.’ Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Do your research – the internet is a no-pressure environment where you can identify your needs, consider options and compare prices, all before you leave home. Be confident – know what vehicle you want and what price you want to pay. Be prepared to walk away if you aren’t entirely happy with a deal, or the service you receive. SMMT offers the following advice to all car buyers: In response to What Car?’s undercover survey on treatment of women in new car showrooms, Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive, said: ‘Manufacturers carry out rigorous mystery shopper exercises to ensure dealer networks perform to expected customer service standards. However, the industry knows it must improve its reputation and the customer experience, whether it’s buying a new or used car or in servicing and repairs; that’s why the industry is united in developing a robust code of practice for garages giving customers peace of mind when they need their vehicle repairing.’
107Eastern MichiganMAC344.5-15.1-7.0 44CaliforniaPac-12613.6+9.2+3.2 125North TexasC-USA366.1-18.1-11.2 60WyomingMW315.5-9.0+0.6 119South CarolinaSEC716.3+2.0-9.4 31ColoradoPac-12534.2+6.8+4.8 51Middle Tennessee StateC-USA423.2-2.2+1.7 7TempleAmerican449.3+7.5+10.0 3NavyAmerican324.8+6.4+15.4 41Virginia TechACC652.6+11.6+3.5 18BaylorBig 12639.8+15.4+7.9 42TroySun Belt363.0-3.8+3.3 48Ole MissSEC786.2+17.4+2.3 8OklahomaBig 12776.7+24.4+9.8 9WashingtonPac-12683.5+19.3+9.6 10ToledoMAC444.9+6.6+9.3 118HawaiiMW385.3-14.8-8.9 113SMUAmerican460.4-10.1-8.1 13WisconsinBig Ten639.8+15.9+8.4 55New MexicoMW364.5-5.7+1.3 25TCUBig 12648.0+15.1+7.2 37MinnesotaBig Ten525.8+5.3+3.8 92ConnecticutAmerican412.9-9.0-4.6 54TennesseeSEC812.2+18.0+1.6 99Kent StateMAC336.2-14.3-5.8 120UCFAmerican497.4-9.7-9.6 40StanfordPac-12772.2+17.9+3.5 32USFAmerican546.8+7.3+4.7 23UtahPac-12577.2+11.6+7.4 124Fresno StateMW403.8-15.9-11.0 22HoustonAmerican542.1+9.9+7.6 103BuffaloMAC330.0-15.2-6.4 70Boston CollegeACC534.0+0.2-1.7 17Brigham YoungFBS Indep.525.2+9.4+8.0 95Arizona StatePac-12687.5+5.1-4.9 100Oregon StatePac-12534.8-4.0-5.9 104FIUC-USA361.5-13.6-6.5 14Kansas StateBig 12504.5+8.7+8.3 33Ohio StateBig Ten904.9+25.6+4.3 87MissouriSEC638.3+3.8-3.6 34Georgia TechACC586.4+8.8+4.2 36AlabamaSEC982.3+29.3+4.0 28North CarolinaACC676.3+15.5+6.2 102MassachusettsFBS Indep.347.3-14.1-6.2 47Arkansas StateSun Belt439.8-0.5+2.5 74IndianaBig Ten562.3+1.3-2.1 76SyracuseACC514.5-1.3-2.2 57NorthwesternBig Ten604.7+6.4+0.8 15Oklahoma StateBig 12641.8+15.7+8.1 108Louisiana-LafayetteSun Belt425.8-11.4-7.6 4Appalachian StateSun Belt323.1+5.0+14.1 20IowaBig Ten565.9+11.3+7.7 68Michigan StateBig Ten717.5+10.3-1.2 122TexasBig 12830.1+7.3-10.1 98AkronMAC428.2-9.2-5.6 50Mississippi StateSEC679.6+11.5+2.0 49Central MichiganMAC384.3-3.8+2.1 66DukeACC581.5+3.4-1.0 38PittsburghACC630.5+10.6+3.6 112Florida AtlanticC-USA405.0-12.9-8.0 89Notre DameFBS Indep.849.8+14.4-4.0 69Iowa StateBig 12540.6+0.9-1.4 11ArmyFBS Indep.159.1-8.5+9.2 39MichiganBig Ten852.0+22.1+3.6 59LSUSEC903.5+21.8+0.6 I mentioned the service academies — Air Force, Navy and Army — because they are the biggest outliers here. Although their recruiting process works largely the same as at other schools (with the biggest exception being a lack of scholarships specifically for athletics), they face unique barriers to hauling in top talent, including mandatory military service after graduation, tougher academic requirements and even size restrictions for incoming players.2Guidelines for weight and body fat, for instance, can make it difficult for top linemen to qualify. That’s why, according to the Team Talent Composite, the academies are mostly filled with players who were lightly regarded coming out of high school. But whether because of their emphasis on character and discipline, or just their predilection for triple-option schemes that can trip up the most formidable defenses, these programs have produced far better results than their talent would suggest.Among Power Five schools, the top outperformers are a generally unsurprising collection of well-coached programs, such as the perennially overachieving Wisconsin Badgers, the Washington schools (both UW and WSU), plus Bill Snyder’s K-State and Mike Gundy’s Oklahoma State squads. But ahead of them all might be a surprising team: the Oklahoma Sooners. OU got a reputation for losing big games under former coach Bob Stoops, but Stoops probably should have also gotten more credit for putting the Sooners in position to play those games in the first place, given the way they outplayed the expectations of their recruiting classes.Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, there are programs that recruit like crazy but achieve only modest outcomes, like South Carolina, Texas and Georgia. The latter two in particular are storied programs that recruit off of their prestige, but both teams have found a way to mess up that advantage in recent seasons. There’s also no shortage of teams that field average talent but manage to be awful anyway, like Kansas and Rutgers. All of these schools serve as testament to the importance of coaching and player development in any program’s fate. Although a team like Nick Saban’s dominating Alabama squad can be No. 1 in recruiting and No. 1 in performance on the field, most schools have to make the best out of what they’ve got.How much bang does your favorite school get for its recruiting buck? Find out in our searchable table below. 61IdahoSun Belt259.6-11.9+0.5 Sources: 247Sports, ESPN Stats & Information Group FOOTBALL POWER INDEX 126Texas StateSun Belt356.1-20.6-13.2 12Washington StatePac-12531.7+10.6+8.8 121RiceC-USA397.2-15.1-9.8 94UCLAPac-12806.2+11.3-4.8 30TulsaAmerican406.6+0.9+5.6 35Georgia SouthernSun Belt413.3-0.3+4.1 64East CarolinaAmerican422.9-4.5-0.5 79NevadaMW385.0-8.5-2.6 84CincinnatiAmerican518.1-2.1-3.1 78Georgia StateSun Belt328.7-11.3-2.5 105TulaneAmerican398.1-11.7-6.5 19ClemsonACC826.8+25.0+7.8 75NebraskaBig Ten695.8+8.2-2.1 77San Jose StateMW408.5-7.0-2.3 97New Mexico StateSun Belt259.4-18.0-5.5 86Ball StateMAC357.9-10.8-3.5 81IllinoisBig Ten527.4-1.5-3.0 FOOTBALL POWER INDEX▲▼TEAM▲▼CONF.▲▼TALENT▲▼ACTUAL▲▼VS. EXPECTED▲▼ 45OhioMAC351.6-4.8+2.9 83VanderbiltSEC614.4+3.0-3.1 2Western KentuckyC-USA377.7+11.8+18.1 123CharlotteC-USA317.3-19.7-10.2 6MemphisAmerican416.5+6.8+11.0 71MiamiACC759.6+11.8-1.9 College football teams’ success vs. their recruiting programsTeam Talent Composite vs. Football Power Index rating for FBS college football programs, 2015-16 73FloridaSEC794.1+13.5-2.0 90OregonPac-12747.9+9.0-4.1 91ArizonaPac-12611.6+1.6-4.4 114South AlabamaSun Belt378.3-14.7-8.4 72Texas A&MSEC822.5+15.1-1.9 111Louisiana-MonroeSun Belt307.8-17.9-7.9 93MarshallC-USA487.6-5.1-4.6 96KentuckySEC643.3+2.2-5.4 62Texas TechBig 12623.0+6.8+0.2 101UTEPC-USA273.3-17.9-6.2 16LouisvilleACC647.6+16.0+8.1 67Wake ForestACC507.6-0.6-1.1 80Old DominionC-USA333.4-11.3-2.7 88UNLVMW354.5-11.4-3.9 5Western MichiganMAC442.6+9.1+11.9 58Bowling GreenMAC413.1-3.8+0.7 115VirginiaACC643.0-1.1-8.6 ▲▼TEAM▲▼CONF.▲▼TALENT▲▼ACTUAL▲▼VS. EXPECTED▲▼ 21Boise StateMW558.9+10.9+7.7 46N.C. StateACC613.3+8.9+2.8 53ArkansasSEC692.2+11.9+1.7 106Texas-San AntonioC-USA377.0-13.1-6.8 24San Diego StateMW488.5+6.9+7.4 109GeorgiaSEC874.9+12.0-7.7 117MarylandBig Ten627.9-1.9-8.7 College football can feel like a hopelessly deterministic sport sometimes. In this week’s preseason AP poll, for instance, it was revealed that the recruiting machines at Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State and Southern Cal are also the top favorites to win the College Football Playoff. Ho-hum.But although raw talent has a pretty strong correlation with on-field success, it doesn’t completely guarantee it. Teams with good rosters can always let their fan bases down, while others can achieve far better results than we would expect from their recruiting hauls alone. (Hello, service academies!)To get a sense of which teams have gotten the most — and the least — out of their talent, I took ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) ratings for each FBS program over the past two seasons,1Ideally, we’d be able to look at this over a longer timeframe, but the data I’m using for this story only goes back to the 2015 season. and plotted them against 247Sports.com’s Team Talent Composite scores. (The latter measures a roster’s strength by tracking how many highly touted prospects a team has at its disposal.) The overall relationship between FPI and roster talent is relatively strong — recruiting scores explain about 65 percent of the variation in team performance — but some teams have managed to rise above college football’s penchant for predestination. 82AuburnSEC865.4+16.2-3.0 116Miami (OH)MAC407.6-13.4-8.6 26Louisiana TechC-USA444.7+4.4+7.1 65Florida StateACC898.3+20.1-0.8 110PurdueBig Ten523.5-6.6-7.9 85USCPac-12931.8+19.5-3.2 52Colorado StateMW400.7-3.4+1.7 56Southern MissC-USA456.1-1.0+1.2 29Utah StateMW344.3-2.0+6.0 1Air ForceMW57.8+1.4+24.3 43Northern IllinoisMAC392.0-2.3+3.3 63Penn StateBig Ten737.4+12.3-0.3 127RutgersBig Ten593.9-8.6-13.6 128KansasBig 12495.5-14.4-14.2 27West VirginiaBig 12640.2+14.0+6.5
Outotec has agreed a three-year operation and maintenance contract with South African Kalagadi Manganese for the new manganese sinter plant located in Hotazel in the country’s Northern Cape province. The contract value is approximately €17 million and it follows Outotec’s earlier €119 million delivery of the one of the world’s largest manganese sinter plants on a turnkey basis, including technology, engineering, project management, supply of all equipment and structural steel, construction, commissioning as well as advisory services for civil works.The order represents Outotec’s life-cycle oriented approach: in addition to tailored technology solutions Outotec provides comprehensive services spanning from spare-parts supply to continuous process optimisation and responsibility for a plant’s operations with all plant systems, personnel and subcontractor management. Once fully operational the plant is designed to produce 2.4 Mt/y of sinter. Approximately 50 Outotec employees will be working in operation and maintenance at the Kalagadi site and Outotec’s Centurion service centre.Outotec’s global organisation will support the site organisation with spare parts supply chain management, plant systems implementation and remote monitoring solutions. “This operation and maintenance contract demonstrates our close strategic partnership with Kalagadi Manganese and our ambition to provide added value to our customers through life- cycle solutions. In this way Kalagadi Manganese will get the best possible return on their investment with minimised environmental impact”, says Peter Weber, President of EMEA Region.
94 Comments As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: By AFP Share105 Tweet Email7 39,374 Views http://jrnl.ie/3312320 ‘I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester’ – British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect Free public healthcare and a state pension guaranteed to increase with inflation are just two of the perks expats could lose when Brexit takes hold. Apr 1st 2017, 8:45 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL File photo: a Little Britain supermarket in Tenerife Source: Shutterstock/TupungatoTHE DAY AFTER Britain voted to leave the European Union last June, British pensioner David Frost noticed his left leg was severely swollen.He walked over to his local public health clinic in the southern Spanish city of Malaga and was promptly diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, in which a blood clot blocks off blood flow deep in the veins, a potentially fatal condition.Frost, who has lived in Spain since 1991, received daily injections of expensive blood thinners for several months at virtually no cost to himself until his life was out of danger.Now the 74-year-old is one of thousands of British retirees in Spain who fear they will be forced to move back to Britain if they lose their free access to Spanish public health care as a result of Britain’s exit from the bloc.“I couldn’t afford to live here without free health care,” he said as he sat on the sofa of his 13th floor apartment in central Malaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol which offers sweeping views of nearby mountains.This is my home now. I want to stay here. I want to die sitting on a balcony looking at a view, watching a sunset, having a glass of red wine. Not on some miserable grey street in Manchester with grey skies and no view.‘Worried and anxious’Spain is the number one destination for British nationals living outside Britain, far ahead of France and Ireland.The country is home to just over 300,000 Britons, around a third of them aged over 65. The figure rises to around one million if Britons who live only part of the year in Spain are included.With British Prime Minister Theresa May invoking Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday to launch the process of leaving the bloc, anxiety is running high among this huge expat community.“Nobody really knows how it is going to go,” said Julie Payne, 65, of Brexpats in Spain, one of several groups that lobbies to protect the rights of Britons living in Spain, as she sat by the pool of her seaside villa in Benalmadena up the coast from Malaga.“People are worried and anxious,” added Payne, who moved to Spain in 2000.Aside from fearing the loss of free health care, many retirees fear their pensions will take a hit when Britain leaves the EU, she said. The office of a real estate agent in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol. The real estate market for British people in Spain is in decline. Source: DPA/PA Images‘Cutting out luxuries’Under existing rules any British state pensions collected in Spain or any other EU nation get the same annual increase to compensate for inflation as those collected in Britain.But it is not clear if this arrangement will be kept after Britain leaves the bloc.The annual increases are not paid to Britons living outside of the EU in countries like Australia and Canada, whose state pension is frozen at the amount it was when they left Britain.British retirees in Spain are already feeling the pinch from the drop of the pound, which has shed about 15% of its value against the euro since Britain voted for Brexit in the June 2016 referendum.“For some this has meant cutting out on luxuries such as having a meal out. For others this means not being able to turn on the heating or cutting back on paying for personal care,” said Kelly Hall, a lecturer in social policy at the University of Birmingham who has studied British retirees in Spain.The drop in the pound was especially hard for the “numerous” British nationals living in Spain who are entirely reliant on a British state pension – which is capped at around £480 (€555) a month – as their only form of income, she added.Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he thinks a deal can quickly be worked out with Britain to defend the rights of British expats in Spain after Brexit – a view shared by Mark Sampson, the owner of the Eurobar in Benalmadena which sells pints of beer for just €1.“They wouldn’t want us all to leave and take all of our money and wealth out of Spain,” said the burly 50-year-old, who moved to Spain from the northern English seaside resort of Blackpool five years ago and voted for Britain to leave the bloc.© – AFP, 2017Read: Trump’s climate plan labelled ‘a colossal mistake that defies science’Read: US calls for ‘free and fair’ vote after soldiers evict MPs from Maldives parliament Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 8:45 AM
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 31, 2017 – High School seniors brought outstanding talent to a tourism centered culture show and this year the winnings are shared by three schools. The TCI Tourists Board’s Youth Explosion 2017 was held on Friday at the Gus Lightbourne Gym and unlike last year where Wesley Methodist High swept all three categories, this year there were three winners in singing, dancing and costumes. Nine original songs were impressively entered in the show, opened by the Minister of Tourism Ralph Higgs and sponsored chiefly by the TCI Tourist Board and its partners including the TC Hotel and Tourism Association. Best dance went to the acrobatic Wesley Methodist, Best Costumes were donned say judges by Marjorie Basden High of South Caicos and best song went to the Eagles of Clement Howell High. Happening Now – 3rd Youth Explosion kicks off in Provo You can see these performances on Turquoise Morning, watch for it beginning Wednesday – on PTV8, on 4News and Flow, One Caribbean Television.#MagneticMediaNews #YouthExplosion2017 Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #YouthExplosion2017 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 8, 2017 – Nassau – Police reports confirmed that around 12:30am Wednesday, a woman was found stabbed to death at her Peter Street home, off Market Street. Neighbours reportedly found the woman’s lifeless body on the floor in her home and phoned the police. Police are now searching for a male suspect in connection with the stabbing after witnesses said he was last seen leaving her home before they discovered her dead. Police also confirm the stabbing of a student of HO Nash junior high during a fight with another teenager. Senior ACP Stephen Dean says they have a boy in custody and labeled the stab wounds of the other boy, as minor and done with a knife with a small blade. #MagneticMediaNews#twostabbingsinNassau Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #twostabbingsinNassau
(PhysOrg.com) — While compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are currently the primary alternative to incandescent light bulbs, a company from Seattle predicts that its own novel light bulbs will eventually replace CFLs and LEDs. Vu1 (“view one”) Corporation has been working on its electron stimulated luminescence (ESL) bulbs, and has recently released a demo video (below). On the other hand, LEDs don’t contain hazardous materials like mercury, and can last for up to 50,000 hours. However, their heat dissipation requirements make them more expensive than other bulbs, with a projected retail price of about $40 each.In contrast, ESLs don’t contain hazardous substances and should cost about $20, or the equivalent of a dimmable CFL reflector bulb, according to Vu1. Similar to CFLs, ESLs use 65% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and last for up to 6,000 hours, or about four times the lifespan of incandescents. Other advantages of ESLs include a warm color temperature similar to incandescent light, as well as the ability to be turned on instantly and be fully dimmable. Vu1 plans to begin manufacturing ESLs by the end of the year, and hopes to market the bulb starting in mid-2010. Initially, the company will launch reflector-shaped bulbs, which are used in recessed lighting. Later they hope to expand into other bulb forms such as standard A bulbs and tubes. More information: www.vu1.comvia: CNet Crave© 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Company Claims ESLs to be the Future of Light Bulbs (w/ Video) (2009, September 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-09-company-esls-future-bulbs-video.html Explore further ‘Light within a light’ offers CFL efficiency with incandescent bulb shape ESL technology works by firing electrons at phosphor, which then glows. As Vu1 explains, the technology is similar to that used in cathode ray tubes and TVs. However, the bulbs have several improvements, such as in uniform electron distribution, energy efficiency, phosphor performance and manufacturing costs. “CRT and TV technology is based on delivering an electron ‘beam’ and then turning pixels on and off very quickly,” the company explains on its website. “ESL technology is based on uniformly delivering a ‘spray’ of electrons that illuminate a large surface very energy efficiently over a long lifetime.”With ESLs, Vu1 hopes to overcome some of the challenges faced by CFLs and LEDs, the two lighting technologies considered to have the most potential in the post-incandescent era. As the company explains, CFLs’ biggest problem is that they contain about 5 milligrams of mercury. If not recycled properly – or if they’re accidentally broken – CFLs release mercury into the air or groundwater. In addition, some people find the CFLs’ cooler colors less pleasing than the warmer tones of incandescent bulbs. Vu1’s conceptual design for its R-30 bulb. Credit: Vu1. 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.
Episode 4: Co-host of FS1’s Speak for Yourself, Jason WhitlockThis week, Colin is joined by longtime sports columnist and his co-host on FS1’s Speak for Yourself, Jason Whitlock.Colin and Whitlock sat down for an unfiltered conversation on the politicization of sports by ESPN; how the changing sports media landscape has eroded it’s influence; why merging politics and sports as a business model is a losing proposition; the in-authenticity of social media; and if Whitlock will ever start writing again.Listen here: Advertisement
July 1, 2015 5 min read Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now In a townhall Q&A session on Facebook yesterday, Marc Zuckerberg answered a handful of user-posed questions, tackling the specific (his workout routine, what’s on his reading list, the average number of hours he clocks in at the office each week) as well as the more far-reaching (predictions for Facebook’s future, the future of AI and the importance of creating a connected world).Below are a few highlights from the session, which drew questions from Richard Branson and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others.On his workout routineZuckerberg works out three times a week, usually first thing in the morning, and tries to take his dog for a run whenever he can, saying it makes for a “hilarious” scene because it’s “basically like seeing a mop run.”(Fun fact: This nugget of information comes courtesy of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who asked Zuckerberg to shut down the whole “but I’m too busy to work out” excuse millennials are apparently fond of throwing around. “Mark, I always tell people that nobody is too busy to exercise, especially if Popes and Presidents find time,” he wrote. “You’ve got to be one of the busiest guys on the planet, and younger generations can probably relate to you more than they can the Pope – so tell me how you find time to train and what is your regimen like?”)On his work scheduleWhile he’s only physically in the office 50 to 60 hours a week, Zuckerberg doesn’t unplug when he leaves the building. “If you count all the time I’m focused on our mission, that’s basically my whole life,” he wrote.Related: Surprise! Mark Zuckerberg Isn’t a Workaholic. Well, Not Exactly.On the benefits of a connected world Richard Branson was on hand to ask Zuckerberg about why he’s working to connect the entire global population to the internet.While there are tangible benefits – such as “access to education, health information, jobs and so on,” he wrote – Zuckerberg believes that connecting more people will lead to more innovation. “Think about how many brilliant entrepreneurs there are out there who have great ideas and the will to change the world, but just lack basic tools to do so today,” he wrote. “If you go by the population, almost two-thirds of these entrepreneurs don’t have Internet access today. Once they get connected, we may have three times as many good ideas and amazing new services built that will benefit everyone around the world.”On artificial intelligenceIf Facebook’s ability to recognize and tag individuals in photos freaks you out, you won’t like what’s coming. “Our goal is to build AI systems that are better than humans at our primary senses: vision, listening, etc.,” Zuckerberg wrote. “For vision, we’re building systems that can recognize everything that’s in an image or a video. This includes people, objects, scenes, etc. These systems need to understand the context of the images and videos as well as whatever is in them.”On virtual realityLast year, Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion. So what are Zuckerberg’s plans for the company? In part, Zuckerberg says we can expect to see the social network use virtual reality to enhance online communication: “Just like we capture photos and videos today and then share them on the internet to let others experience them too, we’ll be able to capture whole 3D scenes and create new environments and then share those with people as well. It will be pretty wild.”Related: Mark Zuckerberg: I Would Only Hire Someone to Work For Me If I Would Work For ThemOn telepathyWhen asked “whats going on with facebook in the future?” Zuckerberg again focused on new methods of communication, this time going beyond advances in VR.If Facebook has anything to do with it, in the future we will be able to communicate telepathically. According to Zuckerberg, it’s the next natural advancement once swapping virtual reality experiences with one another becomes mainstream. “After that, we’ll have the power to share our full sensory and emotional experience with people whenever we’d like,” he wrote. “One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology. You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you’d like. This would be the ultimate communication technology.”On pokingWhy’d he come up with the now defunct feature? “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”You can find Zuckerberg’s entire townhall session here, including answers to questions from Shakira, Arianna Huffington and Stephen Hawking. Related: To Improve His ‘Media Diet,’ Mark Zuckerberg Announces Virtual Book Club This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.
Facebook Comments Related posts:Thanksgiving feasts, festivities abound in Costa Rica 2016 Delicious eats for your holiday celebrations Off the eaten path: La Deportiva Charlie’s Bar Off the eaten path: Aguila y Sol If you’ve got any room left in your belly after the delectabletamales most of us will eat this holiday season in Costa Rica, you might find yourself searching for the perfect Christmas Eve (or Day) feast – but what’s open, and what will strike the right festive note? Here are a few of our top picks for a special meal and activities to enjoy with your family.Barceló HotelThe Ánfora restaurant at the Barceló San José Palacio Hotel will offer a delicious and varied Christmas buffet. The appetizers include cucumber salad with yogurt and strawberries; purple cabbage escabeche with vinegar; grilled pineapple dip with almonds; grape salad with pecans and spinach; cabbage salad with crispy bacon; smoked salmon; potato salad with carrots, peas and tuna; queen salad with cheddar cheese; crab salad with avocado and starfruit infusion; sliced Serrano ham; and a varied cheese selection, and we’re only naming about a third of the options.The main courses include choices such as lobster bisque, a pumpkin and pejibaye cream, pork leg with beef gravy and plums, smoked turkey served with blueberrie, roast chicken cooked a la naranja and marinated in garlic and star anise, trout fillet with almonds and secchi tomato, filet mignon cooked in wine with caramelized mushrooms and mint, and cheese-filled chicken breast with spinach and tomato cooked with a honey mustard sauce with dill, all with a variety of sides. Desserts include Catalan cream, a frozen mango shot with kiwi, a fruit cup covered with syrup, chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake, pistachio tiramisu, profiteroles and the traditional Christmas cake.The special menu is offered on Dec. 24 at the Restaurante Ánfora, San José Palacio, San José Costa Rica. Starting at $40 with tax included for adults and $20 with tax included for children. Reservations: 2220-2034 ext. 715. The restaurant Áncora at the Hotel Barceló San José will be offering a festive buffet. Courtesy of Barceló San JoséHotel Alta las PalomasYou’ll enjoy the famed Alta las Palomas view of Santa Ana while dining at the Restaurante La Luz. The menu includes appetizers such as a mixed lettuce, spinach and arugula salad served with caramelized seeds, black olives, dried tomatoes, avocado and fresh cheese with a balsamic reduction dressing, and a cream soup with the season’s vegetables and croutons. For the main course, choose between beef tenderloin filled with grapes served with shrimp and mixed nuts in a red wine sauce along with smashed potatoes and grilled vegetables, or sea bass cooked with a beurre blanc sauce served with mini roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables. To round off your meal, choose from two dessert options: soursop panna cotta or chocolate cake with red fruits. Served with a glass of red or white wine.The special menu is offered on Dec. 24 at the Restaurante la Luz, Alto de las Palomas, Santa Ana. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. $50 plus 23% tax for adults and $25 plus 23% tax for children. Reservations: 2282-4160 or email@example.com Enjoy a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner with your loved one at Hotel Alta in Santa Ana. (Via Hotel Alta’s Facebook)Sheraton HotelEnjoy time with family and friends while eating a full Christmas meal at the Sheraton Hotel in Escazú, near Multiplaza Escazú. The feast will be held at the Ivory Garden restaurant.The special feast is offered on Dec. 24 at the Ivory Garden restaurant, Escazú, San José. 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. $49 with taxes included for adults and $25 with taxes included for children 6 to 12 years old. Children under 6 eat for free. Reservations: 4055 0505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 3, 2018 552 Views Home prices are projected to increase by 4.7 percent by February 2019, according to CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) and HPI Forecast released on Tuesday.The CoreLogic HPI Forecast is a projection of home prices that’s calculated using the CoreLogic HPI and other economic variables. Values are derived from state-level forecasts by weighting indices according to the number of owner-occupied households for each state.The report, which also includes market condition indicators data, said that 34 percent of metropolitan areas had an overvalued housing market in February. On the other hand, 30 percent of the top 100 metropolitan areas were undervalued and 34 percent were at value. Looking at the top 50 markets based on housing supply, the report found that 48 percent of these markets were overvalued while 18 percent were undervalued. According to Frank Martell, President, and CEO of CoreLogic, these overvalued markets are likely to experience a deceleration in price growth. “CoreLogic’s Market Conditions Indicator has identified nearly one-half of the 50 largest metropolitan areas as overvalued,” Martell said. “Often buyers are lulled into thinking these high-priced markets will continue, but we find that overvalued markets will tend to have a slowdown in price growth.”The HPI forecast indicated that California will lead the climb with a forecasted 10.3 percent year-over-year change in pricing. However, its neighboring states that have seen a double-digit increase in prices in the last year are likely to slow down during the period.“A number of western states have had hot housing markets,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic. “Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Washington all had home prices up more than 11 percent over the last year. With the recent rise in mortgage rates, affordability has fallen sharply in these states. We expect home-price growth to slow over the next 12 months, dropping to 5 to 6 percent in Idaho, Utah, and Washington, and slowing to 9.6 percent in Nevada.” California to Lead Home Price Rise in 2018 in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Share CoreLogic Forecast Home Price Index Home Prices homes HOUSING HPI market metros overvalued states undervalued 2018-04-03 Radhika Ojha
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell said he believes his team is the best the NFC has to offer.His team has won seven of its last eight games and is coming off a road win over the presumed best team in the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks, so it may not be a totally unreasonable point of view.However, according to ESPN NFL insider John Clayton, it’s incorrect.“I don’t agree,” he told Doug and Wolf Friday morning. “But it’s one of the most improved teams, there’s no question about that, and they’re certainly trending well toward the end. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Your browser does not support the audio element. “But if you’re going to be one of the best teams, you make the playoffs, and at the moment, they’re probably going to be a tiebreaker short of making the playoffs.”Clayton said he thinks the Cardinals have a good shot of beating the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, which would give them an 11-5 record along with a better mark than two NFC playoff teams and as many as three AFC postseason participants. “There’s not that big of a gap,” Clayton said when it comes to the Cardinals and the NFC’s best, “but no, they’re not the best team in the NFC.”Have the Cardinals been unlucky? Perhaps, but that’s the way it goes, and barring some help they won’t have a chance to really make good on Campbell’s claim. But that does not mean it has not been a good season, especially given the predictions many had for the team going into 2013.“I didn’t think it was going to go this way this well, but I thought it was going to go well,” Clayton said of the team’s success in 2013. “Any time you put a 4,000-yard passer like Carson Palmer on a team that has a good defense and has talent on offense, I thought it was going to take it to eight or nine wins. Now the possibility of 11 wins, that I thought exceeded expectations.” Top Stories LISTEN: John Clayton, ESPN NFL Insider
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