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Ohio State Coach Zach Smith Trashes Michigan In Response To Recruiting Pamphlet, Posts Photo Of Rings

first_imgFans of the Michigan Wolverines react to a 14-3 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 17, 2007 at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 17: Fans of the Michigan Wolverines react to a 14-3 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 17, 2007 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It may be June, but Ohio State and Michigan are in mid-season form in the trash talk department. Saturday night, Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach Smith, taking exception to what appears to be a recruiting pamphlet produced by Michigan, blasted the Wolverines on Twitter. Smith, who is clearly ticked off that Michigan is is promoting its assistant coach Jedd Fisch as a better alternative for recruits to develop under, fired back, boasting about Ohio State’s three victories in a row over the Wolverines.Smith also predicted a fourth straight victory and posted a photo of all of the rings he’s won in his coaching years. It’s strong.U mad bro?? #LevelsToThis #IfTheyAintHatingYouAintPoppin pic.twitter.com/QhnJceNL4W— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015@CoachZachSmith that’s all they got?!— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) June 7, 2015Check my Resume… And if it’s confusing… Check my live resume next November. It will be the same resume as the last 3 Novembers.— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015Back to my regularly scheduled Saturday… #ThisAintWhatYouWant #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/6bxT0IoN3E— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015Jim Harbaugh and his staff certainly aren’t bowing down to Ohio State. But the Wolverines may want to win a few games before they start comparing anything between the two schools.last_img read more

Dionne Warwick and Friends Sing For The Hunger Project

first_imgLast night, the multi-Grammy Award winning music icon Dionne Warwick returned to the Royal Albert Hall once again in support of The Hunger Project.Warwick led a stunning All Star Cast, including Sir Cliff Richard OBE, Alexandra Burke, Boy George, Caro Emerald, Tony Hadley, Joe McElderry, Katie Melua, Mica Paris, Rumer and The London Community Gospel Choir.The evening was the culmination of events designed to raise awareness for World Hunger Day, and supported the international aid work of The Hunger Project.Last night also saw Dionne lead the first ever public performance of “One World, One Song” as a duet with Joe McElderry. The song was written to celebrate our ability to end world hunger sustainably and permanently.To learn more about how you can get involved, visit The Hunger Project websites in the US and UK. In the UK, you can donate now by texting LOVE28 £3 £5 or £10 to 70070.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

JDS seeks to expand base in LS polls by capitalising on it

first_imgBengaluru: Limited to a couple of constituencies in the old Mysuru region in the successive Lok Sabha polls since its formation in 1999, the JD(S) in Karnataka is aiming to break new ground in the coming parliamentary elections capitalising on the party being in power. After the Janata Dal split in 1999, former prime minister H D Deve Gowda’s JD(S) has been winning two to three Lok Sabha seats in the old Mysuru region, largely from party bastions of Hassan and Mandya, dominated by the Vokkaliga community, its solid vote base, as also from Bangalore Rural and Chamarajanagara once. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day The JD(S), the lone surviving active offshoot of the erstwhile Janata Dal in the state, which has seen a revival with it coming to power in Karnataka in alliance with the Congress after the May 2018 assembly polls, wants to use the opportunity to expand its horizons. The party’s presence in the coalition government with the Congress and H D Kumaraswamy’s stature as chief minister will help the party in increasing its tally in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, senior JD(S) leader Y S V Datta told PTI. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty “It is true, if we were not in government and if there was no coalition, then our strength would have been limited to two or three seats in the old Mysuru region, but now that we are in the government and since our leader Kumaraswamy is chief minister, we can capitalise on his stature across the state,” he said. Datta, who is party’s campaign committee chief, said as per the understanding, the Congress will not field its candidates where the JD(S) is contesting, so minorities, backward class and SC/ST votes that were traditionally with the grand old party in those constituencies, will get transferred to the party. However, he also conceded that the JD(S) should have a base in those constituencies, as one cannot bat on a dead pitch. The Congress will contest 20 seats and the JD(S) eight in the Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka under a deal finalised by the two partners of the ruling coalition on Wednesday after weeks of haggling and uncertainty. The Lok Sabha constituencies that the JD(S) will contest in are Uttara Kannada, Chikmagalur, Shimoga, Tumkur, Hassan, Mandya, Bangalore North and Bijapur. However, political analysts don’t see JD(S) gaining much in this election. “It is a bit unlikely… The JD(S) can improve its performance only if the Congress supports it wholeheartedly, which seems unlikely, because the sentiment that both parties should come together to forge an alliance against the BJP is not shared among the party’s rank and file,” Narayana A, a professor at Azim Premji University, told PTI. The kind of signals that have been going out ever since the formation of the coalition government has created some kind of confusion among the workers as to whether they are really in alliance, he said. “So it is unlikely that one can expect the kind of support from the the Congress that the JD(S) needs to win,” he said. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the vote share of the JD(S) in the seven constituencies was — Chikmagalur 1.44 per cent, Shimoga 21.29 per cent, Tumkur 23.47 per cent, Hassan 44.43 per cent, Mandya 43.95 per cent, Bangalore North 6.83 per cent and Bijapur 5.95 per cent. The party had not fielded any candidate from Uttara Kannada. The JD(S) had won the Hassan and Mandya seats in the last general elections. The Congress had bagged nine and the BJP 17 seats. However in the by-polls, the BJP yielded the Bellary seat to the Congress. Among the eight seats that the JD(S) is contesting this time, it has its sitting MPs in two. Tumkuru is with the Congress and the rest five constituencies are represented by the BJP. According to sources, during seat negotiations, the JD(S) got the Tumkur seat, dominated by the Vokkaliga community, after a hard bargain as the Congress had decided not to cede those constituencies to the regional partner where it has a sitting MP. Mysore-Kodagu was another constituency that the JD(S) had demanded from the old Mysuru region, but could not bag it due to opposition from Siddaramaiah, as the seat is in his home turf, sources said. Narayana also feels that despite the JD(S) fielding Deve Gowda’s grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy in their bastion of Mandya, it will not be a cakewalk for the party this time. “I’m not too sure that the party workers will have the same kind of feelings towards him, as they had towards, Deve Gowda or Kumaraswamy,” he said. He however said, Hassan should not be much of a problem for the JD(S), where Gowda’s other grandson Prajwal Revanna is the candidate, as he has been associated with the party affairs there for some time now. There is opposition to Nikhil Kumaraswamy’s candidature in Mandya, as many who claim to be JD(S) supporters have hit out at the party leadership for sidelining loyal party workers to favour some one from their family, despite not being actively involved in party activities in the district. Nikhil is likely to be pitted against Sumalatha Ambareesh, wife of late actor-turned-politician Ambareesh in Mandya.last_img read more

EC rejects govts request to publicise summer camps in Delhi govt schools

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Election Commission Tuesday turned down the AAP government’s request to release advertisements about summer camps in government schools prompting Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to write a letter to the poll body to reconsider its decision.The EC has pointed out that it has no objection to running summer camps which is part of AAP government’s Mission Buniyad Programme, subject to the condition that the appeal to send their wards to the camp has to be made to the parents through schools and not through print, TV or radio advertisements. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSisodia, who is also Delhi’s Education Minister, questioned the “basis” on which the request has been rejected. “I feel extremely disappointed that the ECI chose to look at this issue from a very narrow political lens, completely ignoring the interest of lakhs of children largely from marginalised section of society. The success of the camp is contingent upon support of parents which is ensured through regular reach out to them by government using print media, TV and radio,” Sisodia said in a letter to the ECI. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHe said by exercising your power to stop a simple message to the poor parents asking them to send their children to school during summer vacation, do you really think you are aiding in conducting free and fair elections? “The elections will be over in the next one month but the loss to lakhs of children cannot be compensated if you allow your unjustified decision to stay on,” he added. During a press conference, Sisodia said,”Did the EC even think for a while as to what mode to be adopted by the school to ask the poor parents to come to school in the first place?” The summer camps in Delhi government’s school, an initiative of the AAP dispensation will be organised from May 16 to June 9 for classes 3 to 8.last_img read more

Baseballs Savviest And Crappiest Bullpen Managers
Baseballs Savviest And Crappiest Bullpen Managers

At a glance, this leaderboard passes the sniff test. Aside from interlopers such as erstwhile Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez and former A’s manager Bob Geren, it’s a list of eight well-respected tacticians. Moreover, the first five men listed have all won Manager of the Year awards, as have seven of the top 10. While it is famously difficult to predict who will win that honor, which suggests the award might not be the most robust measure of managerial quality, it’s still good to know that our new metric isn’t coming completely out of left field. And the bottom-10 list also makes sense, as it could pass as a meeting of the Crusty Old Curmudgeons Society: Jerry Narron90 wRM+ is weighted reliever management plus, a measurement of efficient bullpen management, where 100 is average and higher values are betterSource: FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus Manny Acta87 Joe Torre113 NAMEWRM+ Joe Girardi111 Fredi Gonzalez108 Bob Geren108 Eric Wedge105 The best bullpen managers since 2000 Tony La Russa92 MANAGERWRM+ Bud Black106 As September draws to a close with multiple teams still locked in tight playoff races, baseball fans across the country have ample reason to pore over every last detail of their managers’ decisions. And when it comes to bullpen management, they have a great deal to scrutinize. Mistakes in this arena — which, by definition, almost always occur late in games — usually come in the form of either saving an ace reliever for “his inning” even as the game slips away at an earlier stage, or, conversely, wasting top relievers by deploying them in unimportant situations.Earlier this month, we showed that major league managers have gotten better at avoiding these types of errors over the past three decades. Instead of handing big moments to subpar relievers based on tired notions of seniority,1Such as age, career saves or years of big-league experience. managers are increasingly handing important responsibilities to the best relievers available. But not every manager is equally adept at doing this. Grading individual skippers on their ability to consistently deploy their best relievers in the biggest moments, we find that bullpen management is a repeatable skill that can be fairly assigned to individual managers, and that good bullpen management is worth something on the order of one win per season.Here’s how it worked. First, we ranked the relievers on each team2Excluding relievers who switched teams midseason. in every full season since 20003Moving the cutoff up from 1988 in order to focus on managers who are still relatively fresh in the collective memory. from best to worst in deserved run average (DRA), which is Baseball Prospectus’s context-neutral metric for evaluating pitcher performance.4The stat accounts for, among other things, weather, team defense and umpire performance. We then ranked those same pitchers by the average leverage index — essentially, the importance (and pressure) of the moment — at the point when they first entered the game.5We pulled leverage index data from Fangraphs. Finally, we checked how well each team’s ranking of relievers by leverage index matched its ranking by DRA, a correlation6Specifically, a Spearman correlation weighted by innings pitched. we’re calling a team’s reliever management (RM) score. Effective bullpen managers use their best relievers (those with the lowest DRAs) in the most important moments (those with the highest leverage index), which pushes the RM score toward an ideal of -1.In our last article, we refrained from assessing the reliever usage of individual skippers because we weren’t sure yet whether what we were grading was attributable to the manager’s ability or whether it was just a function of the bullpen he had at his disposal in any given year. So we decided to test that relationship out. If reliever management is indeed a skill, we’d expect to see the same group of skippers be good at it — or bad at it — year after year. You don’t wake up one morning and forget how to drive a car, but sometimes you do hit every red light on your commute to work, or, in this case, get handed a bad batch of relievers.After calculating each team’s RM score, we assigned it to their manager of record that season (the one who managed the most games). Then we looked at whether individual managers’ RM scores were correlated with each other from year to year. Although the effect we found was rather weak — only about 10 percent of the variation in RM score year-over-year is likely attributable to managerial choices — it was statistically significant, even two years out.7We found p-values under 0.02 in both our year-over-year and two-year correlations. So it’s reasonable to assign at least some credit (or blame) for a team’s RM score to the man in the dugout.Still, there’s so much variation in team RM scores from year to year that we needed to use a more sophisticated statistical model to estimate each skipper’s overall bullpen-management ability.8Specifically, we used a Gaussian random effects model with terms for the manager and the year, since we previously determined that bullpen management was a skill that managers are increasingly improving at. A random effects model, in contrast to a fixed-effects model, assumes a great deal of statistical noise around an uncertain mean, then strips that noise away to estimate, as accurately as possible, a “true talent” level over time. When we applied our chosen model to each manager’s raw RM scores for each season, we ended up with an aggregate measure of how likely any given manager was to optimally match their relievers to appropriate situations — good relievers to tense moments, worse relievers to calmer ones.We’re calling the resulting metric weighted reliever management plus (wRM+), and in the style of other “plus” statistics, it’s been rescaled for ease of interpretability: 100 is average, with numbers above 100 corresponding to the percentage factor by which a manager is better than average (or worse than average, for scores below 100). For example, Joe Torre grades out as the best manager since 2000 with a score of 113, meaning his bullpen management was 13 percent better than average. Here’s the rest of the top 10:9To be especially sure we were isolating managerial skill, we limited the table to only include skippers who have managed at least five seasons since 2000. Ozzie Guillen111 Bob Melvin93 Clint Hurdle90 Ron Washington94 John Gibbons91 Jim Tracy108 Bobby Valentine93 Bruce Bochy108 Jim Leyland92 Dusty Baker91 The worst bullpen managers since 2000 Buddy Bell105 wRM+ is weighted reliever management plus, a measurement of efficient bullpen management, where 100 is average and higher values are betterSource: Fangraphs, Baseball Prospectus Several of these guys are on the record as advocating innings-based roles, which are the bane of optimal relief management. But even the worst bullpen managers can change their philosophies over time. Hurdle went from having one of the worst RM scores in the league in Colorado to having one of the best in Pittsburgh. His overall ranking is more of a testament to his earlier difficulties than to his current acumen, and to the influence that front offices can have on managerial decision-making.So, now that we have a means of grading individual managers on reliever usage, how much is that actually worth in terms of wins and losses? To answer that, we looked at how many fewer runs were allowed — which in turn points to how many extra games were won — by good bullpen managers versus bad ones, sketching out a rough estimate of how many additional wins a manager’s bullpen smarts have been worth to his team.10For every team in our sample, we looked at how many runs the team gave up and how much the team over- or underperformed its run differential. We found that raw RM scores were significantly — if also weakly — correlated with both runs allowed (with an r of 0.11 and a p-value of 0.015) and whether a team over- or underperformed its run differential (an r of 0.12 and a p-value of 0.02). We used linear regressions of RM scores on these two numbers — and the fact that each win is equivalent to about 10 runs — to derive a total run value for bullpen management.Perhaps surprisingly, we found that bullpen management — good or bad — doesn’t actually affect a team’s overall performance all that much. Certainly it’s not as important as, say, having good relievers to employ in the first place. A manager who’s bad at managing a bullpen (for example, Manny Acta) might be expected to win about 0.5 fewer games per season as a result of his bullpen-management problems than an average manager with the same ’pen, while a good one (such as Joe Girardi) might win 0.5 games more than average over the course of a season. The total effect of this skill has a range of perhaps one win per year.In other words, bullpen management isn’t the be-all and end-all of managerial skills. That fits with what we already knew about managers: How they shape the chemistry and morale of the team tends to be vastly more important than their on-field tactical machinations, no matter how high-profile those machinations might be. And since every team is getting better and better at using their bullpen, the range of this skill is likely to shrink even further. And, more to the point, the single biggest determinant of team success, now and forever, remains the same: player quality.The usual caveats, discussed in greater detail in our earlier article, still apply.11Notably, our simple correlation-based metric doesn’t take into account matchups, reliever fatigue or bullpens changing over the course of a year. What’s more, for now we’re laying all the responsibility for the bullpen at the feet of the manager, when the front office and pitching coach probably also play a role. And our particular ranking method doesn’t account for fluctuations in reliever performance throughout the season — a guy who’s good in the first half but terrible in the second will be viewed as the average of the two — or for bullpens where the range of talent available to the manager is not wide (which makes for less obvious choices).Still, we can say this with some certainty: Effective bullpen management is a skill attributable at least in part to managers, and is not just the result of random variation. Moreover, some managers are far better at handling their bullpens than others, probably to the tune of a win or so at the margins every year (which is not nothing — consider the tight wild-card races in both leagues this year). So your deepest suspicions about bullpen usage were always correct — unless you’re a Braves fan, in which case it’s probably worth sending a note of apology to Fredi Gonzalez.CORRECTION (Sept. 21, 4:35 p.m.): A table in an earlier version of this article incorrectly listed Dale Sveum among the worst bullpen managers since 2000. Sveum shouldn’t have qualified for the list because he managed fewer than five MLB seasons during that period. read more

TCI Education Officials respond to call to fix problems at temporary school
TCI Education Officials respond to call to fix problems at temporary school

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – November 8, 2017 – The Ministry of Education says it is reviewing repairs after a few nights of rain have led to leaky roofs and flooded floors for students of the Oseta Jolly Primary school stationed temporarily at the Gus Lightbourne Gym in downtown Providenciales.Minister Karen Malcolm, paused from House of Assembly meeting being held Wednesday in Grand Turk to speak to Magnetic Media following a concern expressed by a teacher of the school who said cleaning the doused floors and desks is becoming too time consuming for educators and students.The Teacher said something needs to be done to rectify the leaks and the Minister agrees.Minister Malcolm said already the Department of Public Works was looking into the situation; a roof which was thought to have been fixed is obviously not.  The Minister also explained that the dividers for the open space where grades two through six are being held are not done, but should be completed by this weekend.  Materials have been bought and construction on the separations for the classrooms is a work in active progress.The explanation on the dividers was in response to that teacher who said the near 500 children are sharing the open space at the gym but it is near impossible to get the students to focus on their individual lesson with other classes ongoing; the openness is proving distracting and students, shared the teacher are often missing the message.Again, the Minister expressed her understanding of the predicament and asked for understanding as well.  Saying essentially that her ministry has struggled to find a place for thousands of children across the archipelago left displaced by the category 5 plus, Hurricane Irma on September 7; its a big task which the Ministry is managing and tweaking to ensure that there is comfort, safety and stability as the children learn and the teachers teach.There was a promise to have those dividers completed on the weekend and a promise to work with the Estate Department of TCIG to get the cleaners taking on the chore of mopping up water, when there is rainy weather.Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Wesley Clerveaux, who we also reached out to said there is no disregard by the ministry going on, adding that the minister has been visiting all schools weekly to ensure progress is being made for a return to life as normal for public education.This is the first week the entire student population of Oseta Jolly is at school.  The children from Early Childhood to Sixth Grade and their teachers are facilitated at two locations in downtown Provo; the Gus Lightbourne Gym and at the Edward Gartland Youth Center. Related Items:#guslightbournegym, #karenmalcolm, #ojps, #tcieducation Education Minister says Civics coming to Turks and Caicos public school curriculum Recommended for youlast_img read more

Senate Passes Disaster Aid Package Lawmaker Blocks House Approval
Senate Passes Disaster Aid Package Lawmaker Blocks House Approval

first_img ADC AUTHOR The GOP-controlled Senate easily passed a $19.1 billion disaster aid package Thursday after lawmakers persuaded President Donald Trump to pull border aid from the stalled bill, CQ reported Thursday.The aid package included $2.7 billion to help military installations damaged by Hurricanes Florence and Michael last year and in flooding this year, including Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and Camp Lejeune, N.C.House lawmakers had already left for their Memorial Day recess, but the leadership attempted approval by unanimous consent Friday.That effort was blocked by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), a House Freedom Caucus member, who objected that the chamber had left Washington without holding a debate and floor vote, The Hill reported.“I’m here today primarily because if I do not object, Congress will have passed into law a bill that spends $19 billion of taxpayer money without members of Congress being present in our nation’s Capitol to vote on it,” Roy said on the floor.“Secondly, it’s a bill that includes nothing to address the clear national emergency and humanitarian crisis we have at our southern border,” he added.If approved, the measure would have gone to the president for his signature.Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Taylor Cooperlast_img read more

Beer brewed from 5000yearold yeast isnt bad

first_img 13 Photos Share your voice Sci-Tech Enlarge ImageThis ancient beer vessel still harbors yeast.  Yaniv Berman/Israel Antiquities Authority Ancient history and modern craft brews have collided in a resurrection story more delicious than any monster-mummy tale. Microbiologists with Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem led a very drinkable research study that involved resurrecting 5,000-year-old yeast culled from pottery shards that were used as beer and mead jugs during the time of the pharaohs in Egypt. The vessels came from four different archaeological sites in Israel.Researchers gathered yeast specimens and sequenced their genomes, discovering they were similar to cultures found in traditional Ethiopian honey wine and modern beer yeast. researchteambrewsEnlarge ImageIsraeli researchers test the beer made with ancient yeast strains. Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority The scientists weren’t satisfied with just examining data. They wanted to taste history, so they called in an Israeli beer expert to make brews using the revived yeast. The team brewed up more than one batch using different isolated yeast strains. One was “aromatic and flavorful,” while another “was drinkable but had a slight spoiled off-taste.”   “We are talking about a real breakthrough here. This is the first time we succeeded in producing ancient alcohol from ancient yeast,” said Yitzchak Paz of the Israel Antiquities Authority. The team published a study on the yeast and beer in the journal mBio.  The beer creation falls under a field of study known as experimental archaeology that investigates ancient cultures by re-creating everything from food to houses. The PBS series Secrets of Lost Empires is a popular example of this. “The greatest wonder here is that the yeast colonies survived within the vessel for thousands of years — just waiting to be excavated and grown,” said Ronen Hazan of Hebrew University. He said the resulting beer “isn’t bad.”   Originally published May 23.  13 ancient mysteries unlocked by modern science Tags Post a comment 0last_img read more

Mercedes Benz Opens Second Dealership in Bhopal

first_imgGerman luxury car maker Mercedes Benz opened its state-of-the art second dealership in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.Mercedes Benz’s new dealership Benchmark Cars is spread over a total area of 11000 sq. ft. The showroom was launched by Eberhard Kern, the Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India and Sanjay Thakker, the Chairman of Benchmark Cars.”The fascination for luxury cars has been fuelling the demand for Mercedes-Benz cars in Madhya Pradesh. The inauguration of this facility with Benchmark Cars in Bhopal is part of our qualitative network expansion across the country and will be instrumental in reaching out to our growing customer base in and around Bhopal. With this dealership, we will be bringing the Mercedes-Benz brand experience even closer to our discerning customers in this market, thus extending the paradigm of ‘Excellence’ in every aspect of our customer engagement,” Motoroids quoted Kern.The new showroom offers facilities like customer lounge, accessories, collections display and easy one stop shopping.Currently, Mercedes-Benz India has 62 outlets in 35 cities.The company sells a wide range of cars in India, such as A Class, B Class, sedans C Class, E Class, S Class and SLS AMG.Seeing the potential of the domestic auto market, the global players and the local car makers are working hard to expand their reach in India.Recently, Audi India also inaugurated a showroom in Andhra Pradesh.”We are extremely proud to partner with Mercedes-Benz for opening our full-fledged showroom in Bhopal. There is a lot of potential for Mercedes-Benz to grow in Madhya Pradesh, and with this new state-of-the-art facility, we are confident of reaching out to more customers in Bhopal and other cities like Gwalior and Jabalpur. Together, we will offer our customers the renowned Mercedes-Benz experience and the best in automobile luxury,” Thakker added.last_img read more

Death toll in New Zealand mosque shootings reaches 49
Death toll in New Zealand mosque shootings reaches 49

first_imgA view of the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue in Christchurch. Photo: ReutersNew Zealand’s police commissioner said on Friday 49 people were killed in Christchurch at two mosques and one man of four people arrested had been charged with murder.As many as 41 people died at one mosque, seven at another and one person died in hospital, Mike Bush told reporters, describing the attack as a “very well-planned event”.The man charged with murder is in his late 20s and should appear in Christchurch court on Saturday, Bush added.last_img read more

GIRL Presents Womens Empowerment Brunch
GIRL Presents Womens Empowerment Brunch

first_imgG.I.R.L. (Got the Intelligence to Rule My Life) is hosting their inaugural “Women’s Empowerment Brunch” on July 19.  The event will have a dynamic group of women for food, fun, and fellowship. There will be opportunities to expand social circles and network with forward-thinking women committed to always being the best versions of themselves.The event will have speakers (Lorra Brown – Lorra Brown Enterprises, the Rev. Bevelyn Gerald – Fort Washington Christian Church, Robin Lake – TechOpps) addressing topics including spirituality, balancing motherhood and relationships, financial basics, and women in business.The event also features vendors with health, lifestyle, and beauty products and an exquisite ‘modern chic’ brunch fusing classic courses and new millennium favorites to ensure attendees are filled mentally and physically. “Our goal with this program is to aid women in our community with the tools to create a balanced and fruitful life,” stated Jovon Gerald, G.I.R.L. Inc.’s Founder.The event is 1-4 p.m., at The Preserve at Piscataway Community Club Ballroom, 2800 Saint Mary’s View Road, Accokeek, Md. The cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door; only the first 60 registrants will be allowed entry. Proceeds will go to enhance G.I.R.L. Inc.’s mentoring programs. Advance event attendees may register via EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowerment-and-enrichment-womens-brunch-tickets-10967683637).“I am very fortunate to have this event supported by quality organizations and sponsors. We are hoping that this event is the first of many to come,” stated Gerald.For more information on obtaining press credentials, please contact Jovon Gerald at Jovon@girl-inc.org or 703-915-4705. All other inquiries, please contact G.I.R.L. Inc. at info@girl-inc.org.last_img read more

Sony Ericsson Ainoa Smarter Phone Access All Media Content Any TimeAny Where
Sony Ericsson Ainoa Smarter Phone Access All Media Content Any TimeAny Where

first_img Explore further Nokia launches latest handset: Nokia 6125 What Ainoa Is About:Ainoa 3G is about connectivity and quick and easy access to content via your PC, Playstation 3, a built-in 8.1 MP digital camera, video, music files, movie clips, social networking and in some regions TV. Ainoa has a 3-inch 432 x 240 pixel screen with 16,777, 216 color TFT, 55 MB internal memory with an 8-GB SanDisk micro-SD card slot, with compatibility to the full range of Sony memory cards. The sleek .06-inch depth and stylish 4-inch futuristic design has a retractable keypad, control wheel, an intuitive touch UI in media mode with easily navigable launch buttons for switching to various modes. The Question Is—What Can’t Ainoa Do?Ainoa Media Go allows users to keep up to date with the latest music and videos. Media Go transfers, plays and organizes all your music, photos, videos, podcasts by WiFi directly from your PC. PlayStation 3 owners may control and access media content on the Ainoa handset’s 3-inch vibrant screen any where and any time using Remote Play. Users may opt for local network connections or utilize the Internet with the built-in WAP 2.0 XHTML or Web feed from anywhere world-wide. Sony Ericsson announced the integrating and scintillating new smarter phone, Ainoa also spelled Aino in London on May 28, 2009. By smarter, I mean the future of communications is exemplified by the 4.1-inch x 2.0-inch x .06-inch, 4.7-ounce Obsidian Black Ainoa phone. Ainoa 3G with UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100, UMTS HSUPA 850/1900/2100, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 will hook you up on every device you own, dream of owning or is on the drawing board in a R&D lab. The future is now. Sony Ericsson Ainoa 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. Citation: Sony Ericsson Ainoa Smarter Phone: Access All Media Content Any Time–Any Where (2009, May 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-05-sony-ericsson-ainoa-smarter-access.html I will highlight some interesting features of Ainoa, for a full list see the following link. Ainoa has an 8.1 MP digital camera with a digital zoom up to 16x, picture blogging, geo tagging, image stabilizer, video blogging, picture fix, face detection, photo flash/light, video recording, red-eye reduction and touch or auto focus. As an entertainment device, Ainoa has FM radio with RDS, tracker, video streaming, video viewing, JAVA, motion gaming, 3D gaming and more. Ainoa music capabilities include shake control, Track I.D., MP3, AAC, MegaBass, Bluetooth Stereo A2DP, Media Player and stereo speaker capabilities. Connectivity is Ainoa’s middle name. Ainoa features PictBridge, WiFi, USB support, USB mass storage, synchronization, a modem, Bluetooth technology, DLNA certified, Google Maps and a GPS. Ainoa has all the organizing features one would expect, a calendar, flight mode, timer, world clock, notes and a touch screen. Ainoa’s communications and messaging features include, sound recording, predictive text input, instant messaging, picture messaging, text messaging, exchange active sync and email. As a phone, Ainoa features video calling, vibrate alert, speakerphone and polyphonic ringtones. Ainoa is currently advertised by Sony Ericsson in their Americas web site. It will be available in Mexico, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela and Western Europe and eventually world-wide. The current price for the USA is not available nor is the release date. Historically speaking, Ainoa Times refer to the era in Hawaiian history post-Western influence noted for being an era of mixed blessings, marked by the introduction of new diseases and exceptional adaptation to new circumstances.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Sony Ericsson Ainoalast_img read more

Progressive Automotive XPrize runnerup car gets 2075 MPGe
Progressive Automotive XPrize runnerup car gets 2075 MPGe

first_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: www.progressiveautoxprize.org/ and www.illuminatimotorworks.org/ Explore further 3 ultra-efficient cars win $10M innovation award (w/ Video) After falling out of the running in last summer’s competition (whose purpose was to incite ingenuity in the design of highly efficient vehicles) due to a clutch problem, the Illuminati team has continued to work on their vehicle, and was recently invited by Progressive Automotive X-Prize committee members and the U.S. Department of Energy to test their car at Chrysler’s, Chelsea proving grounds in Michigan. It was there on that track last month that Seven demonstrated it’s impressive efficiency. In comparison, the Edison2 Very Light Car, winner of the competition last summer achieved just 102.5 MPGe; also, it might be noted that the Nissan Leaf, now commercially available, gets just 99 MPGe.The Illuminati team (whose name is a perhaps tongue-in-cheek reference to the conspiracy theorist group who claim everything in the world is run by a group of secret leaders) an all American volunteer group, set out to prove that the vehicles produced by the big name automakers were not nearly as efficient as they could be, for whatever reason; and they appear to have backed up their claim. The Seven isn’t just a demo vehicle; it’s street legal and also features such niceties as air conditioning and a stereo. It’s also rather odd looking, resembling a Porsche Panamera, complete with gull wings and teardrop shaped fenders. It can go from 0-60 mph (26.82 m/s) in eight seconds, has a range of 200 miles (322 kilometers) and can reach speeds up to 130 miles (209 kilometers) per hour.MPGe is the calculated average distance traveled per unit of energy, and is based on a formula that equates 33.7 kilowatt hours of electricity to one U.S. gallon of gasoline. In the United States, all-electric and hybrid vehicles for sale must have a sticker that shows MPGe, before they can be sold.It’s doubtful the Seven will ever show up for sale on car lots, but it does appear that team Illuminati has achieved its goal of shedding light on the fact that much higher efficiency in automotive vehicles can be achieved, if we the consumer are willing to open are minds to the possibility of buying cars where mileage is more important than style or good looks and then demand as much from those that sell them to us.center_img Citation: Progressive Automotive X-Prize runner-up car gets 207.5 MPGe (2011, May 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-automotive-x-prize-runner-up-car-mpge.html 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. (PhysOrg.com) — After coming in second to team Edison2 in the Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition last summer, team Illuminati, makers of the car named “Seven” have demonstrated that their vehicle is capable of achieving 207.5 Miles per Gallon equivalent (MPGe), (88.2 Kilometers per Liter) a designation created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to give consumers a means of comparing mileage efficiency of all-electric vehicles or hybrids to one another and those still running on gasoline power.last_img read more

PMEGP provides marketing support
PMEGP provides marketing support

first_imgExclusive products of Silk, Muslin, fabric and readymade as well as sarees of Kantha, Baluchari, Garad, Matka, Balkal are available for sale. In addition to this,  products of Jute, Dokra, Terracotta, Leather, Artificial jewelry and other handicrafts of Bengal manufactured by PMEGP entrepreneurs are also displayed and available for sale.The  PMEGP exhibition of West Bengal, Khadi Bongo Utsav was inaugurated by Anup K Pujari, Secretary, MSME, government of India at Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan on August 17.  On this occasion, he also launched Khadi Trouser line and took a round of the exhibition.  He appreciated the products manufactured by PMEGP entrepreneurs and Khadi Institutions.  BH Anil Kumar, Joint Secretary (ARI), MSME and Arun Kumar Jha, CEO and Commissioner, KVIC, were also present on this Occasion.last_img read more

MReport Exclusive Neil Sherman of Schneiderman and Sherman
MReport Exclusive Neil Sherman of Schneiderman and Sherman

first_img Share MReport Online Editor Brianna Gilpin speaks with Neil Sherman, Managing Partner at Schneiderman & Sherman, to discuss getting involved and staying relevant in the mortgage industry by keeping abreast of the latest news and being involved in networking groups. MReport Exclusive: Neil Sherman of Schneiderman and Sherman Mortgage Industry 2017-10-09 Brianna Gilpincenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, News October 9, 2017 556 Views last_img

Rep Johnson Legislature looks to score second victory for Michigan drivers with
Rep Johnson Legislature looks to score second victory for Michigan drivers with

first_img12Jun Rep. Johnson: Legislature looks to score second victory for Michigan drivers with roads The 100th Michigan Legislature scored a big victory for Michigan drivers recently, approving a long-overdue car insurance overhaul to fix the state’s much-maligned no-fault system and deliver drivers guaranteed cost-savings.The bipartisan plan we approved was the product of months of research, input from thousands of drivers and their families and the willingness of Democrats and Republicans to come together in a deliberative process to put the people of Michigan first – something voters expect and deserve.This historic, bipartisan effort put smart solutions into law, giving every Allegan and Kent county driver and motorists across the state coverage choice, guaranteed rate relief and stronger consumer protections.Starting in July 2020, families across Michigan will have the freedom to choose for the first time in state history how much personal injury protection (PIP) coverage they want, resulting in hundreds of dollars in cost savings each year. Drivers will be able to choose affordable, alternative PIP coverage levels that best meet their personal and family needs.Motorists with retiree health coverage or adequate health insurance policies will be able to opt out of PIP coverage altogether, saving up to 50 percent on their annual premiums. Michiganders interested in purchasing unlimited PIP coverage may continue doing so.The new law also establishes a much-needed fee schedule to rein in runaway costs from medical providers and cracks down on fraud and abuse within the system – factors which will all help further drive down costs for everyone.As demonstrated by solving the largest pocketbook issue facing drivers on our roadways, we can accomplish great things when we work together. Now it’s time the Legislature comes together again to properly fund road repairs and score a second victory for Michigan drivers.I, like an overwhelming majority of West Michigan drivers, am heavily opposed to the governor’s proposed 45-cent per gallon increase in the state fuel tax. As a nation-high hike, it’s simply asking too much from the people of Michigan.We must find a better way to allocate funding for road repairs – one that gets the job done without burdening hard-working taxpayers. In fact, the Legislature in recent years has committed – through responsible budgeting – even more resources to accelerate road repairs. Michigan is already making record-high investments in road repairs and is expected to spend $4 billion in 2019. We must consider this as we discuss the next steps needed for road funding.Rather than finding additional revenue which often is generated through higher taxes, we must find innovative ways to build better, longer-lasting roads with the money generated by the 6 percent fuel tax Michigan drivers already pay – and ensure every penny collected goes toward roads.I am hosting an upcoming roads town hall meeting Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at Wayland City Hall. I will be joined by state Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, to discuss with the community road-funding strategies the Michigan House is currently exploring to deliver better value for taxpayers.We can fix the roads together. I know we can. I look forward to building on the momentum from no-fault reform and further working with my colleagues to achieve another great win for Michigan drivers. Categories: Steven Johnson Newslast_img read more

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has renewed a
Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has renewed a

first_imgRussian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has renewed a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures that will see a raft of recent movies distributed to Russian viewers for the first time, alongside Paramount catalogue titles. Among the new titles to be made available to subscribers on the KinoPremium HD channel from the SuperKino HD package are Transformers: Age of Extinction on March 7 and on March 21 the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.Tricolor’s Semeynoe HD and Ostrosujetnoe HD services will meanwhile offer subscribers movies including Forrest Gump, The Usual Suspects and Saving Private Ryan as well as animated kids movies from DreamWorks animation including How To Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Megamind. All films will be broadcast in Full HD format.In November, Tricolor cut the prices of the SuperKino HD services from RUB5,400 to RUB3,100 and introduced quarterly and monthly subscription options. It has also made its KinoPremium HD, Ostrosujetnoe HD, Semeynoe HD and Nashe HD packages available for RUB99 a month or RUB900 a year.“Today we are facing a 15-20% overall content purchase cost reduction in the industry as well as a lesser share of foreign content on Russian TV channels”, says Arsen Khomutov, Tricolor TV channel production director. “Despite the market crisis, Tricolor TV intends to maintain the premium level of its movie channels. Paramount Pictures has been creating the best movie content for over a century, and we value working with this company.”last_img read more

TICKETS are now on sale for Saints Round 13 Super

first_imgTICKETS are now on sale for Saints Round 13 Super League match against London Broncos at the Twickenham Stoop.The game will kick off at 1pm on Saturday April 27.Prices are: Adult – £20, Concession – £12, Student – £12 and Junior (Under 19) – £5.Junior Season Ticket Holders must collect a ticket from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park before travelling.You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img