Annual Manito Ahbee Festival kicks off in Winnipeg

first_imgShaneen Robinson-DesjarlaisAPTN National NewsManito Ahbee Festival time has rolled around again and the event is now celebrating its 12th year.The five day event showcases Indigenous musicians from around Canada and the world with the Indigenous Music Awards.They also share the culture of various nations at the international pow wow.last_img

Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

SHENZHEN, China — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei says he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs due to the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology.Ren Zhengfei also said Tuesday he doesn’t want relief from the U.S. sanctions if it requires China to make concessions in a tariff war, even if that means his daughter, who is under house arrest in Canada on U.S. criminal charges, faces a longer legal struggle.In an interview with The Associated Press, Ren said Huawei expects U.S. curbs on most technology sales to go ahead despite Monday’s announcement of a second 90-day delay. He said no one in Washington would risk standing up for the company.Joe McDonald, The Associated Press

Scruggs scores 21 leads depleted Xavier over Ohio 8261

CINCINNATI — Paul Scruggs scored 21 points and had a career-high eight assists Wednesday night, steadying Xavier’s illness-depleted lineup to its fourth straight victory, 82-61 over Ohio.The Musketeers (6-3) were missing point guard Quentin Goodin, who missed practice this week because of illness. Scruggs took over, played 31 minutes and made Xavier’s biggest plays as it pulled away in the second half.Naji Marshall had 15 points and a team-high seven rebounds, and Tyrique Jones added 15 points for Xavier, which went 16 of 22 from the field in the second half. Jones took a charge, went down hard, held his head for several minutes and was helped off the court with 2:11 left.Ohio (5-3) fell behind by 13 points at the outset before rallying and turning it into a back-and-forth game. Scruggs had a pair of baskets and a free throw during a 9-1 run that put the Musketeers ahead 65-55 with seven minutes left.Jason Carter led Ohio with 17 points.It was Xavier’s second game against a Mid-American Conference team in the last eight days. The Musketeers beat Miami of Ohio 82-55 at the Cintas Center last Wednesday.Xavier made seven of its first nine shots — four of them from beyond the arc — while pulling out to an 18-5 lead . Carter had a pair of baskets and two free throws during a 14-2 run that gave Ohio its first lead 32-29.It was back-and-forth until Xavier’s decisive run led by Scruggs.BIG PICTUREOhio: The Bobcats were playing their first road game. They had two games in the Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic and lost to South Florida and Loyola Marymount.Xavier: The Musketeers are trying to get through an illness that spread through the team. In addition to Goodin, forward Zach Hankins missed practice on Tuesday, leaving coach Travis Steele unsure who would be available against the Bobcats or how much they’d be able to play. Hankins played 11 minutes and had two points.UP NEXTOhio hosts Radford on Saturday.Xavier plays at crosstown rival Cincinnati on Saturday. The Musketeers have won eight of 11 in the series, including an 89-76 win last December on Xavier’s campus.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLJoe Kay, The Associated Press read more

2014 NBA Preview The Rise Of The Warriors

The Rockets’ season may come down to whether Trevor Ariza, coming off a career year in Washington and beginning his second go-around in Houston, can be a better fit than Chandler Parsons. Parsons is a versatile offensive player, but in Houston his value came largely from his ability to work around Dwight Howard-James Harden pick-and-rolls, either spacing the floor or driving to the basket with well-timed cuts. Ariza is a more limited offensive player, particularly off the dribble, but he is great in transition and can be effective providing spacing around pick-and-rolls. No player made more corner threes than Ariza last season, and he shot 45.0 percent from that location, among the best marks in the league.But Ariza’s real value is his defense. While Parsons was capable, Ariza is a near elite defender. ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus estimates the effect Ariza has on defense as +1.04 points per 100 possessions, nearly twice that of Parsons. That’s an important difference when playing alongside Harden, whose defensive inadequacies are well documented.Ariza has a specific defensive talent that makes him such a great fit for Houston. Over the last two years, he is in the 90th percentile of all NBA players in his ability to affect an opponent’s turnover percentage, according to NBA stat blog Got Buckets’ adjusted Four Factors Ratings. Parsons ranks in the 61st percentile. Forcing turnovers has an effect on both offensive and defensive performance, as steals often lead to fast breaks. The Rockets’ preference for an up-tempo, transition attack is well known and it works well for them — last season they had an effective field goal percentage of 66.0 percent after forcing a steal, compared to just 52.8 percent overall.Ariza may not bring as much offensive versatility as the man he’s replacing, but the quality of his defense may end up being much more important for a team already rich with offensive players. — Ian Levy The San Antonio Spurs’ dynasty is a blessed one. Tim Duncan’s longtime brilliance and the twin discoveries of Tony Parker and (particularly) Manu Ginobili, both draft picks that had no business turning into Hall of Famers,5Parker was taken 28th overall in 2001; Ginobili went 57th (!!!) in 1999. are the kinds of gifts that, while not guaranteeing championships, certainly set a team up for them. And perhaps the biggest blessing of all is Gregg Popovich, the greatest coach of the NBA’s modern era — Phil Jackson included.For his article about LeBron James’s potential free-agent destinations, FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver created a projection system using my Statistical Plus-Minus (SPM) metric that predicted how well each player would perform in the upcoming 2014-15 season. We can also apply the projection process to previous years, using SPM data that would have been available at the time6While still using the players’ actual minute totals from the season in question. to form “retro predictions” for historical teams dating back to the 1979-80 season.If we compare coaches’ records to the ones we would have predicted for them, Popovich’s greatness becomes clear. No coach since 1980 has exceeded preseason expectations like Popovich has.Not only has Popovich outdone the computer by 117 wins over his 18 seasons at San Antonio’s helm — 33 more than second-ranked George Karl and nearly 62 more than the oft-extolled Jackson — he’s done it in far fewer games than his coaching peers. While it took Karl and Don Nelson around 2,000 games to add 83 extra wins apiece, and Jackson more than 1,600 games to beat expectations by 55 wins, Popovich racked up his excess victories in far fewer: just a shade more than 1,400 games.7In the chart above, coach games and wins above expectation were pro-rated up to account for years where the schedule was less than 82 games per team.The 2013-14 NBA champion Spurs were a classic example of Popovich coaxing superior performances from his roster. In addition to Duncan (age 37) and Ginobili (36) cheating Father Time, Kawhi Leonard’s and Patty Mills’s respective games grew at an accelerated rate, while Marco Belinelli, Boris Diaw, Cory Joseph and Jeff Ayres all played much better than their previous track records suggested they should have. Of San Antonio’s core players, the only one who had a down year relative to expectations was Parker, whose SPM fell to +0.1 from +2.5 in 2012-13.The aforementioned SPM projections think the Spurs will suffer a decline in 2014-15. They call for Duncan and Ginobili to finally show their age, and for the supporting cast to regress to the mean. But Popovich’s bunch have also exceeded those same expectations in every single season since 1997-98. The good money’s on them bucking the odds yet again this year. — Neil Paine The Oklahoma City Thunder had one of the best draft runs of all time in recent years. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Serge Ibaka — major, franchise-defining pieces all. And yet no NBA title. Harden was (infamously, in some quarters) traded, Westbrook has been hurt for significant parts of the past two seasons, and now Kevin Durant is out indefinitely with a foot fracture.Given the outsize role Durant has filled, using more than 30 percent of the Thunder’s possessions and playing virtually every important minute over the past five seasons, analyses of how the Thunder will fare without him will be imprecise, to say the least. And while Durant’s health will be the most important factor in determining whether the Thunder can win an NBA title this season, that, too, is currently outside the realm of statistical analysis.3At least for us plebeians in the public domain.And so, in the absence of a Durant analysis, let’s talk Reggie Jackson. Jackson’s third season was his best as a pro, and his emergence in the playoffs, including a 32-point performance in a vital win over the Memphis Grizzlies, gave the Thunder some hope that he could be a major piece going forward.His most valuable asset is his ability to attack off the dribble. According to SportVU, Jackson averaged 0.22 drives per minute last season, putting him 23rd in the league. He shot 48 percent on those drives, above average for a point guard, and generated more points for his teammates on drives when he did not shoot (0.74 per drive) than Kemba Walker and Jeff Teague, two other young starting point guards. Jackson’s ability to create for his teammates is not at an elite level, but it is improving; his assist rate increased to 23 percent last season.He’s an above-average defender, ranking as the 12th-best guard by Real Plus-Minus last season. But that likely overstates his ability; his length and speed help him match up well against point guards, but he gambles too often and doesn’t defend larger shooting guards well.Jackson is clearly the second-best guard on Oklahoma City’s roster, but he is not a natural two-guard. Scott Brooks may elect to start a better shooter, like Jeremy Lamb or Anthony Morrow, as a shooting guard, using Jackson off the bench. But in crunch time without Durant, a Westbrook-Jackson backcourt likely gives the Thunder the best chance to succeed. — John Ezekowitz For the past few seasons, the Mavericks’ offense has been composed of Dirk Nowitzki and people paid to play well with Dirk Nowitzki. Making people play nice can be hit or miss. In 2011, it hit, with the Mavericks beating the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship. Other years, the strategy has usually been enough to get the Mavs a playoff berth, but rarely out of the first round.Dallas went through significant roster changes this summer and this year’s group of supporting specialists may be the team’s best yet. Judging by the decisions they made, the Mavericks sought out supporting players who possessed a few specific skills — breaking down the defense, creating shots for others, making open 3-pointers and finishing around the basket.The table below shows the better part of the Mavericks’ roster for this season and includes statistics on those offensive specialties, several of which come from the NBA’s SportVU Player Tracking statistics. For a glossary of what each term means, check out the footnotes4Drives are defined as any touch that started at least 20 feet from the basket and was dribbled to within 10 feet. Assist opportunities include all assists, as well as passes that led to shooting fouls and passes that would have been recorded as assists if the shot had been made. Catch-and-shoot 3-point attempts are those where the player held the ball for less than 2 seconds and shot without dribbling.:For a central offensive player, Nowitzki is remarkably flexible — comfortable in the post, at the elbow or behind the 3-point line, and willing to score, pass or act as a decoy. Depending on the matchup, the Mavericks may want to surround him with shooters, drivers, creators or finishers. Looking over the roster for this season reveals a wealth of options in each case.This table shows the number of players last season who met some elevated benchmarks in these categories, against the number of players currently on the roster who met those benchmarks:It’s Nowitzki that makes the Mavericks’ offense great. Having this array of subtly interchangeable offensive parts could make them into something even more this season. Just don’t ask about the other side of the court. — Ian Levy The NBA season, like a Stockton-Malone pick-and-roll, always arrives on time. To prepare for the next 1,230 games (All-Star festivities excluded), we took each player’s projected Real Plus-Minus and wins above replacement, calculated a total for each team, and ran 10,000 simulations of the NBA schedule to divine likely records and championship odds.1The rosters we used came from ESPN.com’s depth charts, and were current as of Monday, Oct. 20. We’ve split the teams into the lower and upper tiers in each conference; these are the eight teams that will likely make the playoffs from the West. (We previewed the West’s lower tier here.) So fill that Kevin Durant-sized hole in your heart with the stats, x-factors and regressions that could help determine the West’s pecking order. Basketball strategies come in and out of fashion, and last year the Trail Blazers might as well have been wearing dad jeans. In the post-“Moneyball” zeitgeist, long 2-point shots are verboten; it’s nearly always better to shoot a 3-pointer than a long, 2-point jump shot because the former has a higher expected number of points per attempt.But as with any fashionable tactic, there are those deploying countermoves. And the Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge is that movement’s leader.Below is a plot of the top 100 players by the number of shots per game they attempted from 17 feet to 22 feet last season.2The NBA 3-point line ranges from 23 feet, 9 inches at its maximum to 22 feet at the corners. So the attempts plotted here do not include any 3-pointers. And look at Aldridge, up on a peak by himself:Aldridge took more of these types of shots than any other player in the league — 489 in 69 games, nearly two attempts per game more than the next-closest player. Carmelo Anthony and Dirk Nowitzki, two superstars also known for long 2s, attempted 4.5 and 3.6 such shots per game, respectively.And Aldridge made a lot of them. He ranked 25th in long jumpers made, at 45 percent. Anthony shot marginally better than Aldridge (at 46 percent), while Nowitzki hits at a ridiculous rate of 52 percent. But Aldridge is taking many more of these shots than either Anthony or Nowitzki.Shooting this well at distance allows for greater offensive spacing for other players. With Aldridge, Portland has an invaluable asset: a great player whose talents run counter to the prevailing trends in the league. — Andrew Flowers Last season DeAndre Jordan, the Clippers’ 26-year-old center, led the NBA in rebounding — by the conventional statistic of rebounds per game. Which is impressive! But in the advanced-stats age, few stats are as they seem. Just because Jordan pulled in a lot of rebounds doesn’t make him a good rebounder — assuming, that is, we know what a good rebounder is in the first place.A better statistic than rebounds per game is Total Rebound Percentage.8This statistic and the data plotted come from Basketball-Reference.com. This measures the percentage of all rebounds a player grabbed while on the floor, which means it adjusts for how many rebounds were available to be gathered. That can vary by the pace of play, the team’s shooting percentage and other factors. By this measure, Jordan grabbed 21.6 percent of available rebounds, making him third in the league last year, behind Andre Drummond and Omer Asik, who gobbled 22.3 percent and 21.7 percent of available rebounds, respectively.But even this “advanced” metric, while an improvement, is still flawed. A truly good rebounder should not just grab a lot of rebounds, but rebounds above and beyond what his team would get otherwise. In other words, he shouldn’t be a rebound cannibal.Luckily, we can measure this form of cannibalism. From the basketball stats blog Got Buckets, we have plus-minus statistics that tell us how much a player steals rebounds from teammates when he’s on the floor.9I ran a regression between a player’s offensive rebounding percentile (which measures how well the team rebounds when the player is on the floor, after controlling for teammates and opponents) and his offensive rebounding rate (which measures only the player’s own rebounds grabbed) to determine the relationship between the two aspects of rebounding. (I also repeated the analysis for defensive rebound percentile and defensive rebounding rate.) For the entire population of NBA players, it’s a strong relationship, so there isn’t usually much difference between a player’s actual percentile and what we would predict from his individual numbers. However, some rebounders help their teams more or less than you would think from their own rebounding stats. With this data we can test whether prolific board-grabbers actually improve their teams in that category, essentially identifying “selfish” and “unselfish” rebounders.On the offensive boards, Jordan is a slightly unselfish rebounder, with his team ranking about three percentiles higher than you’d think given the share of offensive boards he grabs. (In the charts below, the unselfish players are above the lines, and the selfish ones below.)On defense, however, Jordan is a hungry cannibal.Even though he’s one of the most prolific defensive rebounders in the league (taking nearly 30 percent of available boards), the Clippers are 24 percentile points worse in this category when he plays, relative to what you’d think given how good Jordan is.Drummond is even more of a cannibal with the Detroit Pistons, however. The real winner seems to be Asik for the Houston Rockets, who, for a player in the top three in rebounding rates, still seems rather unselfish.Jordan is a good player, and a great rebounder. But don’t take his raw rebounding stats as gospel. — Andrew Flowers Across the entire league, the percentage of shot attempts that have come on 3-pointers has been increasing by about 1.5 percentage points per season over the last three seasons. Last year, for the first time in league history, more than a quarter of the shots taken were 3-pointers.That revolution has not yet reached Memphis.Last season just 16.9 percent of the Grizzlies’ shot attempts were 3-pointers, lowest in the league for the second consecutive year. Over those two years, the Grizzlies have attempted nearly 500 fewer 3-pointers than any other team. This strange, against-the-grain trend is a mix of design and circumstance, but the circumstances might be about to change.One of the reasons 3-point attempts have been going up around the league is that more and more big men are venturing out to the perimeter. The Grizzlies don’t have the personnel for that. They play a tough, interior style built around Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, neither of whom has 3-point range. Their focus on defense also means a significant number of minutes have been given to wing-stopper Tony Allen, who doesn’t have 3-point range either.But this year, the team gets back its best 3-point shooter from 2012-13, Quincy Pondexter, who missed all but 15 games last year with a stress fracture in his foot. (Tayshaun Prince took most of Pondexter’s minutes and had a disastrous shooting season.)Going into this season, small-forward minutes should be going to a healthy Pondexter and Vince Carter, who was signed to replace the departed Mike Miller. You can see from the table below that Pondexter (whose 2012-13 numbers are shown) and Carter are both excellent 3-point shooters, and together they are much more active behind the arc than the Miller/Prince combination was.The Grizzlies likely aren’t going to be breaking any 3-point records this season. Their offense will still be run through Randolph on the low block and Gasol in the high post; defense will still be given priority in most rotation decisions. However, this season the Grizzlies should have just a little more 3-point talent than they’ve had in the past, enough to add some much-needed variety to their scoring attack and to make them that much more dangerous in the Western Conference. — Ian Levy Very few first-time NBA coaches are lucky enough to inherit a team as talented as the one Steve Kerr has in the Golden State Warriors this year. Last year, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shared one of the most remarkable offensive seasons any starting backcourt has had in the NBA since 2000. Together, they averaged a 55 percent effective field goal percentage10Effective field goal percentage accounts for the additional value of 3-point shots. The formula is (FG Made + 0.5* 3-Pointers Made)/FG Attempted. while combining to take 38 percent of the Warriors’ shots. That is the best eFG percentage for any backcourt that took more than 35 percent of its team’s shots since 2000.Kerr also inherits a defense that finished fourth in the league in defensive efficiency last season. Golden State’s defensive prowess, built on holding opponents to 46 percent shooting from inside the arc, the third-best mark in the league, was masked by its frenetic pace. The Warriors were sixth in the league in tempo last season, which meant that they actually gave up only the 10th-fewest points per game.Much of Golden State’s defensive success can be attributed to the signing of Andre Iguodala, perennially ranked by advanced metrics and scouts alike as one of the best wing defenders in the league. But drafting Draymond Green also helped. Green was the afterthought of the Warriors’ 2012 draft; Harrison Barnes, drafted seventh overall, was supposed to be the star. But Green quietly had a breakout campaign last year. He had the best defensive rebounding percentage (19.3 percent) of any small forward who played more than 15 minutes per game, and also was in the top three in block percentage and steals percentage. Green averaged only 21 minutes per game last season. He deserves more under Kerr.For Golden State to break through to a Western Conference finals appearance (or beyond), Kerr and associate head coach Alvin Gentry will have to maintain the team’s defensive record. Neither has ever presided over a top-10 defense in the NBA. They will also need the three veterans over 30 years old — Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Iguodala — to remain healthy, something that has not happened in recent seasons. The Warriors’ core is not getting any younger, and the elite in the West are not getting worse. But that’s for Kerr to worry about next year. For now, he needs to capitalize on his roster’s head start. — John Ezekowitz read more

Largest Eid celebration in Europe as 100000 Muslims gather in Birmingham

first_imgA young girl remains standing amongst the sea of muslim faithful as they take part in prayers A young girl remains standing amongst the sea of muslim faithful as they take part in prayersCredit: Lee Thomas Amer Ijaz, one of the event’s organisers, said they were “happy that they are here to reassure us”.Following a religious month of dawn to dusk fasting, the largest gathering of Muslims in Europe flocked to the city for the “Festival of Breaking the Fast.”Organisers said over 106,000 people attended this year’s event – more than the capacity of Barcelona FC’s Nou Camp stadium. An estimated 100,000 Muslims attend Europe's largest Eid celebration being held in Birmingham's Small Heath Park A spokesperson for Green Lane Masjid & Community Centre, said: “This celebration is one of the most important in the Islamic religious calendar and it’s an opportunity for us all to come together in peace and unity. A young boy looks bemused as the crowd around him say prayersCredit: Lee Thomas More than 100,000 Muslims gathered in a single UK park on Sunday for the largest Eid celebration of its kind in Europe.Record numbers of Islamic worshippers from across the globe descended on Small Heath Park, in Birmingham, to mark the end of Ramadan.Armed officers and extra patrols were on patrol after the series of terror attacks in Manchester and London, most recently near Finsbury Park Mosque. A young boy looks bemused as the crowd around him say prayers Families – some who had travelled to Birmingham from as far as the USA – got to their knees in unison for morning prayers at 9am.They then descending on the numerous stalls and activities available – which included fairground rides, miniature golf and laser clay pigeon shooting.The Celebrate Eid event, hosted by Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre, is now in its seventh year and has seen growing numbers since its first major event in 2012, where 12,000 people attended It is followed by another two days of festivity for the global Muslim community, which numbers over 1.6 billion. “We’re all overwhelmed that so many people from different faiths and from across the world have travelled to Birmingham for this year’s Celebrate Eid.”We’ve been working for months with five local Mosques and our charity partner Human Appeal to organise the community for a memorable day of prayer, games and fun.”During Ramadan this year, worshippers raised £435,000 in a single night for international humanitarian aid charity Human Appeal, which comes just weeks after it handed over a cheque for £1.2 million.The money will go directly to the Saving Syria project, which is raising funds for orphans in the war-torn country.Othman Moqbel, CEO of Human Appeal, said: “It is a great honour once again for Human Appeal to be part of Celebrate Eid; the biggest gathering of Muslims in Europe.”As well as tragedy throughout the holy month of Ramadan, there has been unrivalled generosity.”British Muslims have given so much to help those in need here in the UK and around the globe.”This Eid we celebrate the generosity of the Muslim community.”Religious Eid is a single day that signals the end of Ramadan and the start of the next month, Shawwal.Ramadan is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, where Muslims focus on personal reflection and prayer through three types of worship: charity, prayer and fasting. An estimated 100,000 Muslims attend Europe’s largest Eid celebration being held in Birmingham’s Small Heath ParkCredit: Tristan Potter / SWNS.com Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Motorist charged with murder after allegedly driving to police station with dead

first_imgAsked via the translator to confirm his name, age and acknowledge the charge, he replied ‘yes’ in Punjabi.It is alleged Singh, from Tividale, West Mids, had parked outside West Bromwich police station in his BMW at about 10.20am on Thursday with the dead body in the passenger seat.He was then arrested and the station’s front office closed, as part of the scene cordon.The victim who was named in court on Saturday for the first time as Harish Kumar will now undergo a post-mortem examination.The defendant was denied bail and will appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Tuesday. West Bromwich Police Station  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A driver has appeared in court charged with the murder of man who he allegedly then took to a police station by car.Sukhwinder Singh, 40, is accused of killing Harish Kumar after his body was discovered in the front passenger seat of the BMW on Thursday morning.Wearing a grey t-shirt and matching jogging bottoms, Singh, who was escorted into Walsall Magistrates Court on Friday morning by two guards, needed a Punjabi translator for the five-minute hearing.The defendant was then ordered to remain standing for the preliminary appearance. West Bromwich Police Station last_img read more

Road works in Regions Seven Eight in the pipe line

Hinterland Engineer, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Geoffrey Walcott has confirmed that road works are moving apace in Bartica, Region Seven while the Ministry is now outlining designs for works in the other areas.Current deplorable Karrau corridor where rehabilitative works will be undertaken“We’re currently working on preparing the designs for works in Region Seven, we would be doing roads along the Puruni, Itabali and Pappishou area and also we’re going to be continuing works within Bartica which is the construction of roads and drains along the Bartica Potaro Four/Five Mile area,” Walcott explained.Walcott highlighted that emphasis will be placed on Puruni/Pappishou which has been an area of contention for miners in the area.“One of the key things on our agenda is the Puruni/Pappishou corridor; the road has become almost impassable in certain sections so because of the constant requests we (have) been getting from the mining community, it’s really high on our priority in terms of getting repair works done,” he said.Bridge along the Puruni corridor that will be rehabilitated read more

Christian OSullivan stays in Magdeburg until 2020

← Previous Story EHF Final 4 in Cologne still 24 hours battle for glory Next Story → Silkeborg VS Szeged: Brothers battle for a quarter final spot The Norwegian playmaker Christian O’ Sullivan will stay at SC Magdeburg until 2020! The 25-years old playmaker, who was a part of the silver medal Norwegian squad at Men’s World Championship 2017 in France. He came to SC Magdeburg from Swedish IFK Kristianstad.“I am very happy to be able to play in Magdeburg until 2020. I would like to continue my development here at SCM. We have a good team, which we have shown in the last weeks, but if we want to play for titles, we must become even more constant. I’m very happy with the SCM, the fantastic audience and the people in charge of the club, who want to become a top Bundesliga club, and we are on a very good path here, said O’ Sullivan for the official website.

South African Spar is buying Irish Spar

first_imgSPAR SOUTH AFRICA has struck a deal to purchase 80% of the company that runs the brand in Ireland.The deal, which is being classed as a joint venture, will see Spar South Africa assume control of BWG Group, which runs Spar, Eurospar, Spar Express, Mace and XL in Ireland and the UK, has a price tag of €55 million.The African outfit is responsible for 1,800 branches across South Africa, and has annual sales of around €3.5 billion and a market capitalisation of around €1.5 billion.The new outfit will invest up to €100 million in the expansion of BWG’s operations over the next five years.The existing management team will be retained under group chief executive Leo Crawford.BWG also said that it has bought back some of its debt from exiting banks, while agreeing new five year banking facilities with Bank of Ireland and AIB.Crawford said that the deal is “a very positive and exciting development for BWG”.Read: Owner apologises after Spar posts ‘female only’ job ad> Read: New product placement rules sees Fair City get a Spar>last_img read more

eBooks baisse des prix pour contrer liPad

first_imgeBooks : baisse des prix pour contrer l’iPadÉtats-Unis – Même s’il ne se déclare pas totalement support de livre électronique, l’iPad concurrence les eBooks. Pour contrer le nouveau produit phare d’Apple, les constructeurs d’eReaders ont choisi de revoir leur prix à la baisse.Ils sont désormais plusieurs constructeurs à avoir baissé les prix de leurs eBooks afin de redevenir concurrentiels face à l’iPad. Après Barnes & Noble et Amazon, c’est en effet au tour de Sony de dévaloriser ses lecteurs de livres électroniques. Ainsi, le Reader Daily Edition vient de passer à 300 dollars au lieu de 350, tandis que le Pocket Edition revient à 150 dollars, contre 170 auparavant. Quant au Touch Edition, son prix est passé de 200 à 170 dollars. Reste à savoir si cette baisse des prix suffira à contrer l’iPad dont le succès ne semble pas près de faiblir.Le 6 juillet 2010 à 13:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

The Future Looks Bright for Power Rangers Beast Morphers

first_img ‘Legend of the White Dragon’ Reunites Original Power RangersThe Original ‘Power Rangers’ Movie Should Have Stayed Small Hello, it’s me, your favorite grown man with a lot of opinions about a decades-spanning TV franchise for children. I come to you on this most glorious of days because there is, at long last, a new Power Rangers series out in the world and you know I will never give up the opportunity to talk about Power Rangers. Sometimes I’ll even create those opportunities on my own, which is coincidentally why I’m not invited to Thanksgiving with my family this year.Let’s get down to it. It doesn’t feel fair to say you have to grade Power Rangers on a curve. Doing so implies that the show is bad at what it does, and that’s very rarely the case. So no, you don’t have to grade Power Rangers: Beast Morphers on a curve but you do have to understand what you’re getting yourself into. You’re not going to get the intricate serialized storytelling of Avatar: The Last Airbender or the dense thematic tones of Steven Universe. That has never been what this franchise does and hoping for it will just set you up for disappointment. Keep in mind that this is first and foremost a show for kids, not post-grads in their twenties. No, the prime currency in Power Rangers is ideas and moments that make you go, “Whoa, that was cool!” and I’m happy to report that Power Rangers: Beast Morphers has them in spades.First things first, some backstory for any of you who have either been living under a rock for the last 26 years or are literally 5 years old: Power Rangers: Beast Morphers is the latest installment in the long-running Power Rangers franchise. What started with Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers has brought us here, to the first season of the show produced under the Hasbro family banner (the show has in the past been produced under Saban, Disney, and then Saban again). Stakes are high. Hasbro acquired the brand rights as its popularity was nearing a peak it hadn’t seen in decades thanks to nostalgia, a vibrant internet fan community, and a 2017 live action theatrical film. The question was, could they stick the landing? Would Hasbro manage to capture everything fans have loved about the franchise for over two decades while improving on its flaws?The answer seems to be yes, and I only say “seems” because one 22-minute pilot that doesn’t even feature Megazord action seems like a bit too little to divine an answer from. The first episode of Beast Morphers is, first and foremost, a whole lot of fun. It opens with something of a throwback sequence involving a martial arts gym that has a built-in juice bar (which should ring as a familiar and entirely fictitious believe me I have personally scoured the globe concept) and a super kickass fight between two excellent martial artists.The series opener also comes with a genuinely compelling high concept. For years now the world of Power Rangers has utilized a concept called The Morphing Grid. It’s a nebulously defined plot mechanic that, in the world of the show, is the force from which morphing energy comes, linking all teams past and present. Think of it as the Force but without all the first-semester-of-college Buddhism. Beast Morphers reveals in its opening scenes that a company called Grid Battleforce has found a way to synthesize the energy of the morphing grid into a clean form of energy, effectively ending fossil fuels. It’s a remarkably cool concept that fleshes out a corner of Power Rangers worldbuilding and pushes a message of environmentalism on the show’s impressionable young (or 26-year-old, hey) viewers.While we’re talking about the good, it warrants noting that the acting throughout the episode is generally solid and often a step up from previous seasons. Rorrie D. Travis, who plays Red Ranger Devon, is an easy standout. He’s got a cool, effortless charisma and immediately anchors the show in a character viewers are sure to dig. Ravi, the Blue Ranger, is a little harder to judge as he gets the least to do in the series premiere. Jacqueline Scislowski’s Jackie, the Yellow Ranger, rounds out the team with a high-energy, wide-eyed performance that puts in perspective just how cool it is for someone to be a Power Ranger in the world of this show.The premiere covers a whole lot of ground in its 22 minutes. In addition to introducing the characters and concepts previously mentioned, it sets the following plot in motion: Grid Battleforce is also utilizing energy from the Morphing Grid to create a team of Power Rangers (the aforementioned Ravi as well as Blaze and Roxy). When a villainous virus from within the grid infects the system, it turns Blaze and Roxy into villainous avatars (who are later referred to as their “evil twins” which, awesome) only to be temporarily thwarted when Jackie, Devon, and Ravi are granted the power by the Morphing Grid.We don’t get any Megazord action or even a good look at the Rangers’ weapons arsenal, but then again, we don’t need it quite yet. Beast Morphers seems content to build its world and characters slowly, a welcome change from cramming anything and everything into the first episode of the series. Like I said, one 22-minute episode isn’t going to indicate the entirety of the future of Power Rangers. Still, it’s hard not to feel that the future looks bright after the series premiere of Power Rangers: Beast Morphers.More on Geek.com:10 Coolest Zords in 25 Years of Power RangersPower Rangers Forever: 25 Years of Teenagers With AttitudeUnleash Your Inner Megazord With This Power Rangers Gift Guide Stay on targetlast_img read more

Twitch Streams Porn on Ninjas Old Account

first_img Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target Ever since superstar streamer Ninja took a fat check from Microsoft to perform exclusively on Mixer, there’s a been a question of what would happen to his massively popular Twitch page. Instead of simply archiving it like other offline channels, Twitch poked fun at the breakup by displaying “The Ninja You’re Looking For Is In Another Castle” at the top. The rest of the page showcased other popular streamers, including a pornography stream.Naturally, Ninja wasn’t happy with the state of his former channel, because of the porn and Twitch’s general pettiness for using the page to promote other accounts. He recorded an apology video and hoped Twitch would fix things. Twitch apologized and then did revert Ninja’s page to a typical offline channel, with archived videos and links for donations and social media. They’re also suspending the stream recommendation feature pending an investigation.Disgusted and so sorry. pic.twitter.com/gnUY5Kp52E— Ninja (@Ninja) August 11, 2019If you know about any online video game streamers, it’s probably Ninja. With his colorful hair and skill in games like Halo and Fortnite, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is one of the most successful people who films themselves playing video games for a living. And he’s found much of that success on Twitch.tv, the most popular place for streaming video games.But other companies are trying take Twitch down, most notably Microsoft. Over the past few years the technology giant has been building up Mixer, its own streaming platform that has gotten pretty impressive with nifty new community features and swanky New York City esports arenas. But what good is a streaming platform without an audience?So in a bombshell bit on news, drama on par with a free agent committing to carry a new team, Ninja has announced that he’s leaving Twitch to return to his roots and stream full-time on Mixer.The next chapter,https://t.co/lvn9KBjEYq pic.twitter.com/tljVgyM3bG— Ninja (@Ninja) August 1, 2019There are times when Microsoft just reminds you how much money they have. They can get away with recalling billions of dollars worth of broken Xbox 360s. They can shrug off the disappointment of Xbox One sales. And they can pay Ninja what has to be an absurd fee to leave his Twitch home behind for the unproven waters of Mixer. Whatever they’re paying him though is probably worth it as Ninja bringing his fanbase to Mixer will raise the platform’s profile tremendously. It’s like launching the first Xbox with Halo.“I never would have thought that I could build a career by doing what I love, and I am extremely grateful for the incredible experiences that I have had,” Blevins said in a statement. “As I look at the next step in my career, achieving bigger goals in the gaming industry with Mixer will allow me to have the perfect balance of opportunities and success.”Ninja makes his debut on Mixer August 2 during Lollapalooza for some Red Bull thing. You can also look out for his upcoming book Get Good: My Ultimate Guide to Gaming coming August 20. Maybe it’ll help you compete in the next Fortnite World Cup that Ninja didn’t even qualify for. And while he’s in the mood for change, maybe Ninja will start streaming with women?last_img read more

Church Nurses Celebrate 67th Anniversary

first_imgThe Nurses’ Unit of First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church will celebrate their 67th Anniversary, 3 p.m., March 15, at a special. The church family, along with nurses units from area churches will join on this wonderful occasion. First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church is located at 602 N Street, N.W.  The Rev. Reginald M. Green is the interim pastor.last_img

New Game of Thrones Season 8 Teaser Will Chill You to the

first_img Syfy Axes ‘Krypton’ Superhero Series After 2 SeasonsWhat to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend Stay on target Winter is coming and the new Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser is the ultimate showdown between fire and ice.On Thursday, HBO unveiled the new teaser on the Game of Thrones YouTube channel. Surprisingly enough, there aren’t any character shots in this mini trailer. Instead, the audience is shown each element quietly taking over each other’s landscape and awaiting a deadly confrontation.Season 8, which will premiere in April 2019, will allegedly take off with Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen preparing to battle the White Walker army. Viserion, one of Targaryen’s dragons that previously died in battle, was turned into a ghostly creature by the White Walkers in Season 7. Could this be the dragon appearing in the teaser above? No one is sure, but the White Walkers are on their way to confront the living.Will all the efforts be worth it #ForTheThrone? Fans will have to wait until next year to find out the fate of Westeros.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ is Coming Back to HBO in April 2019‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 MetroCards Delayed in NYCDragons Make ‘Game of Thrones: Conquest’ a Real Scorcherlast_img read more

Carestream Showcases Imaging and Healthcare IT Systems at RSNA 2017

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more October 10, 2017 — Carestream will be highlighting several of its imaging systems and healthcare information technology (IT) solutions at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Nov. 26-30 in Chicago.Imaging systems on display will include:Carestream’s OnSight 3-D Extremity System uses cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology to capture high-quality, weight-bearing and other types of extremity exams for orthopedic practices and imaging providers;The Touch Prime/Touch Prime XE ultrasound systems offer a sealed, all-touch control panel, enhanced spatial detail, and reduced noise and artifacts;DRX Plus detectors are thinner and lighter, and deliver enhanced image quality, while a new family of DRX Core detectors makes digital radiography (DR) imaging more affordable. The DRX-Evolution Plus System offers major software and hardware enhancements; andCarestream will demonstrate its MyVue Center Self-Service Kiosk that automates storing, printing, and sharing of patients’ medical images and radiology reports.On the healthcare IT side, Carestream shows imaging analytics software that can improve early detection rates for many conditions as part of its Clinical Collaboration Platform (CCP). This software can calculate liver density from a CT chest or abdomen study to detect a fatty liver; identify emphysema by detecting levels of trapped air in the lungs from a non-contrast CT chest study; and determine levels of coronary calcium from non-contrast CT chest studies in addition to assessing bone density. The CCP platform (also available in the cloud) makes patient images and data readily available to authorized users and its modular, standards-based platform reduces costs and boosts efficiency. It integrates into an existing ecosystem, streamlines administrative tasks and delivers a scalable deployment.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Information Technology | October 10, 2017 Carestream Showcases Imaging and Healthcare IT Systems at RSNA 2017 Several modalities will be on display, as well as upgrades to the Clinical Collaboration Platform Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read morelast_img read more

A Tica artist abroad

first_imgIngrid works with a group on London architects on a group project in France. Courtesy of Ingrid Neurohr By Ingrid Neurohr | Special to The Tico TimesSome say you should pick a career that you like. But I thinkyou should work in something that comes naturally to you and complement it with something you are passionate about. For me, that has meant becoming a designer and pairing it with travel.Art and design have always been a part of my life; I grew up working and playing in my Costa Rican grandmother’s art gallery and frame shop. It was natural for me to take two years of architecture, graduate from interior design and to earn a master’s degree in product and conceptual design. But when I finished, it became clear that my real passion was traveling. There is nothing that gets me out of bed (at least not in a good mood) that doesn’t involve getting in a car, plane or boat. I love the wind in my hair, good music on the radio and watching a sunrise on the plane, and that is just the “getting somewhere” part. I won’t even start with cultural and gastronomic exchange, the friendships I’ve built regardless of language barriers, the ideas I’ve been able to spread about Costa Rica and its rain, food and natural richness.I’ve worked in Panamá, studied in Spain and backpacked through most of Europe, and over time I have grown to love being a Costa Rican abroad. Being raised in such a laid-back country was an advantage in that it provided me with the flexibility to navigate very different cultures, people and ways of working. But, I have also had to overcome my cultural predisposition to stay in my comfort zone, choosing security and stability over my fear of the new and unknown.I’ve had to learn to appreciate the experience of change, to value the lessons and get over the hassle and the anxiety of “the first time.” I’ve missed trains and planes, I’ve had to sleep in the middle of nowhere, I’ve been yelled at because I’m standing on the wrong side of the escalators (who knew there is a fast lane on escalators?).I try to feed these experiences and this passion for traveling into my design. Because when I began to understand diversity, I began to understand people, and in turn I understood more about myself and who I wanted to be in this world. I’ve learned to value that which makes me unique, the ways Costa Rica has defined me as a designer: how I choose organic and hand crafted over industrialized and processed every time, the colors I am drawn to, the way I strive to design for enjoyment and not just function. I don’t think I would be able to recognize these things if I hadn’t traveled and met people who were so different – and so similar – to myself.  No related posts. Tica Artist Abroad Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Captain was not at helm of capsized South Korean ferry

first_imgRelated posts:Four dead, 284 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking JINDO — The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferrythat capsized two days ago, investigators said Friday, as anger spread over stalled rescue efforts for hundreds of missing passengers trapped by the submerged vessel.More than 48 hours after the 6,825-ton Sewol suddenly listed and then sank, a small army of more than 500 exhausted divers — battling powerful currents — have yet to obtain any real access to the ferry’s interior.Two divers managed to partially pry open a door on the side of the ship, but did not swim inside, the coast guard said.“Visibility is almost non-existent. You can hardly see your hand in front of you face,” said one diver when he returned to the harbor at nearby Jindo island.The confirmed death toll stood at 28, but the focus of concern remained on the 268 people still unaccounted for — hundreds of them children on a high school outing to the southern resort island of Jeju.As the dive teams worked on accessing the ferry, two divers bored holes in the hull and began injecting oxygen into the ship.The weather conditions were challenging, with rain and fog, and strong sea swells that covered the small keel section of the Sewol that had previously poked above the surface.Of the 475 people on board when the Sewol capsized, 179 were rescued, but no new survivors have been found since Wednesday.Three giant, floating cranes reached the disaster site, but regional coastguard commander Kim Soo-Hyun stressed they would not begin lifting the multi-deck ferry until they were sure there were no survivors inside.No salvage before rescue“I want to be clear: There won’t be any salvage work done against the will of the families,” he said.There were 352 students on board and for the parents of those who were not rescued there was bitter resentment at what they saw as the inadequacy of the official response.“It’s been two days but no one has been brought out alive,” complained Lee Yong-Gi, whose son was among the missing students.“I firmly believe that the kids are alive. We need to rescue them as soon as possible. But officials are dragging their feet,” Lee told AFP.Another father accused the authorities of indifference and deception in an appeal broadcast live on television.“The government lied yesterday,” he said, speaking from a podium in a Jindo gymnasium where hundreds of blanket-wrapped relatives have been sleeping on the floor since the tragedy unfolded.Disputing the official figures of hundreds of divers, vessels and aircraft being deployed, he said he and other relatives had visited the rescue site and seen only a dozen ships and helicopters.“Everyone, is this the reality of South Korea? We plead once more, please save our children,” he said.A coast guard official trying to brief the relatives was pushed and slapped around the face.The initial public backlash has centered on the captain, Lee Joon-Seok, and his 28 crew, most of whom survived the disaster.State prosecutors said preliminary investigations showed the third officer was at the helm of the ferry.‘Captain not in command’“The captain was not in command when the accident took place,” prosecutor Park Jae-Eok told a press briefing.The captain was “in the back” he added, without elaborating.The captain apologized Thursday to the victims and their relatives, but offered no clear explanation for what caused the Sewol to capsize.“I feel really sorry for the passengers, victims and families,” Lee said. “I feel ashamed.”Tracking data from the Maritime Ministry showed that the ferry made a sharp turn just before sending its first distress signal.Some experts believe a tight turn could have dislodged the heavy cargo manifest — including more than 150 vehicles — and destabilized the vessel, causing it to list heavily and then capsize.But others suggested the turn might have been caused by a collision with a rock or other submerged object.Chief prosecutor Lee Seong-Yoon stressed there was “no limit” to the range of the investigation.“We will make sure… those responsible are sternly held accountable,” Lee said.As well as the cause of the disaster, investigators will be looking at why passengers were ordered to stay in their cabins and seats for up to 40 minutes after the ferry ran into trouble.Furious relatives believe many more people would have escaped if they had reached evacuation points before the ship listed sharply and water started flooding in.Newspaper editorials were scathing with the Dong-A Ilbo daily calling the rescue response “ludicrous”.“We have the world’s finest shipbuilding industry in the 21st century, but our mindset is in the 19th century,” the newspaper said. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories 20) Only Reggie White (47 games) reached 60 career sacks in fewer games than J.J. Watt (66 games)… ESPN Research21) Roethlisberger has had the most 30-yard, “down the field” completions in the last 10 years… ESPN Research22) Tyrod Taylor went 21-of-25 for 234 yards with three TDs and a pick on 1st or 2nd down but just 2-of-5 for 8 yards, two interceptions and four sacks on third down…. ESPN Research23) 2014: Bills gave up two TDs to a tight end. 2015: Bills have given up two TDs to a tight end… ESPN Research24) Travis Benjamin’s first four TDs are all over 50 yards which hasn’t happened since Patrick Peterson did it his rookie year.25) Titans ran the ball 82 percent of the time from under center and threw the ball 89 percent of the time from the shotgun… ESPN Research26) Johnny Manziel has three TD passes and all were thrown over 30 yards down the field to Travis Benjamin… ESPN Research27) The last time the Browns had a 21-0 halftime lead, Bill Belichick was the head coach… ESPN Research28) Julio Jones has more receptions than DeMarco Murray has carries…I heard that on Mike & Mike on my way in to work 11) The Cardinals take 41 seconds of real time between plays, second most in the NFL…ESPN Stats & Info12) The Eagles 21 first-half yards against Dallas was their lowest total since playing the Cardinals in ’94… ESPN Stats & Info13) The last time the broadcast team of Dave Pasch and Tom Luginbill did an ASU home game was the crazy finish Wisconsin game…a tweet from Devils Digest14) Before David Johnson’s day versus the Bears, Ollie Matson in 1958 was the last Cardinal with a rushing and kickoff return touchdown in the same game…NFL press release15) Out of Cam Newton’s 64 games played, he has 25 games with both a passing and rushing touchdown, overtaking Steve Young who took 121 more games to do the same thing…NFL press release16) If the Steelers beat the Rams, Ben Roethlisberger will be the winningest quarterback in Pittsburgh Steelers history…NFL press release17) Only Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald caught 400 passes in fewer games than Antonio Brown… NFL press release18) Marcus Mariota has more TD passes in his first two career games than any player in NFL history… NFL press release19) Ryan Mallett went 0-for-14 with an interception under pressure against Carolina…ESPN Research 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals kick returner David Johnson (31) runs the opening kickoff or a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) 29) The Miami Dolphins became the first team in NFL history to play against Blake Bortles and not sack him… ESPN Research30) Derek Carr was 7-of-9 for 142 yards and a TD on play-action versus Baltimore… ESPN Research31) Every quarterback in the NFL except for Tom Brady and Kirk Cousins had more rushing yards than the Eagles running backs… ESPN Research32) Doug Russell won the 1935 rushing title and returned to rush for 11 yards in his first two games of 1936, now DeMarco Murray has done the same… ESPN Research33) Murray rushed out of the shotgun 36 times last year and half that already this year… ESPN Research34) Last year, DeMarco Murray averaged 3 yards before first contact and now he averages getting hit for the first time 3 inches behind the line.35) Sam Bradford went the whole first half without completing a pass that traveled 1 yard beyond the line of scrimmage… ESPN Research36) The first seven Eagles drives went 324 inches, 252 inches, 0 inches, 72 inches, 144 inches, 432 inches(!!!) and 0 inches…MMQB (with my math skills)37) Since Andy Dalton became QB, Cincinnati has three double-digit win seasons and made it to the playoffs four straight years for the first time in team history… MMQBcenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Every week as part of my show prep (and because I’m genuinely interested), I read through as many research notes as I can find. Sometimes I research my own stats to see if there’s a statistical trend that backs up what I think I’m seeing when I watch games. Unfortunately for my time efficiency, occasionally those stats show me nothing and I throw them out.Here are the stats (or interesting tidbits) from Week 2 of the NFL and Week 3 of the college football season that I’m using on the show this week. 1) The Saints have lost six straight at home…Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB)2) Tyrod Taylor has more passing yards, more touchdown passes, a higher completion percentage and a higher quarterback rating than Peyton Manning…Yours truly3) David Johnson is the only player in NFL history to have a touchdown catch, touchdown rush and kickoff return for a touchdown in his first two games…NFL press release4) Tom Brady became the first quarterback in history to throw for 450+ yards with three TD passes and no INTs with over 50 attempts in the same game…ESPN Stats & Info5) The Giants are 22-28 since beating the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and have no playoff appearances…MMQB6) Only 5 teams have turned the ball over more than Sam Bradford…Trey Wingo7) The Week 2 loss to the Packers was the first double-digit loss in the NFL career of Russell Wilson…ESPN Stats & Info8) Seattle’s former defensive coordinator is 2-0 while Seattle is 0-2…Yours Truly9) The Giants are the only team in NFL history to start a season 0-2 while having at least a 10-point, fourth quarter lead in both games…Sportscenter10) The Eagles are paying DeMarco Murray $55,000 per yard rushing…Trey Wingo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Travellers to the USA are adapting to new regulati

first_imgTravellers to the USA are adapting to new regulations which further restrict the nature of items permitted to be brought onto flights. While hand luggage restrictions are often subject to change for security reasons, the US Department of Transport(DOT) has issued a new set of rules which are tough on what can be transported in the hold – involving new limits that will affect laptop batteries.Batteries containing lithium are now not permitted to be carried in bags checked into the hold, while strictly limited amounts are allowed in hand luggage for travellers to the US. Batteries with eight grams of lithium or less can be taken in carry-on bags, while passengers are not allowed to exceed two spare batteries with an aggregate equivalent lithium content of 25 grams – meaning that no more than two spare laptop batteries can be brought to the US. The new rules, which came into effect on January 1st 2008, also offer recommendations for the transport of electronic gadgets, urging passengers to ensure that the off switch on electronic items is taped in the off position, to avoid objects being activated during the flight.Travellers to US locations from the UK’s BAA-operated airports have been greeted with news that strikes planned for coming weeks have been called off, easing doubts that flights may have to be cancelled should industrial action take place.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBanned on board: 17 surprising items not allowed in your hand baggageTrying to take a wheel of brie, viking helmet or sneaky perfume samples in your carry-on luggage? You might want to check out our banned on board list first!The truth about ‘annoying’ airport security protocols…You’ll have a more pleasant and seamless airport experience if you understand the reasons behind the rules.Carry on: readers’ opinions on cabin luggage restrictionsThey’ve been around now for almost ten years, but that doesn’t mean that we’re all experts on airline hand luggage restrictions. We’ve gathered some of your thoughts from a previous article on the subject: here’s what you think, plus a few unusual suggestions on how to make the rules work…last_img read more

June 16 2006 The last day of the workshop is acti

first_imgJune 16, 2006 The last day of the workshop is action packed. Dorms are cleaned and prepared for the next workshop group, which starts on 6/18. And two more construction projects are poured. One is a sidewalk extension in front of East Housing. The last day of the workshop is action packed. Dorms are cleaned and prepared for the next workshop group, which starts on 6/18. And two more construction projects are poured. One is a sidewalk extension in front of East Housing. [Photo & text: sa] The second project is the replacement of a set of damaged stairs, which lead from the Ceramics Apse down to the Cafe. [Photo & text: sa] The projects are complete. Workshop graduation took place during Morning meeting in the Vaults. The program ended with a evaluation meeting with the workshop coordinator. [Photo & text: sa]last_img