High security as Shahabuddin is taken to Tihar

first_imgControversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin reached here today enroute to Delhi where he would be lodged in Tihar jail in accordance with the direction of the Supreme Court.“In obedience to Apex Court direction, Shahabuddin has been brought to Patna this morning. He has been kept in Beur central jail from where he would be taken to Delhi’s Tihar jail,” Inspector General (Prisons) Anand Kishore told PTI.In reply to a query as whether Shahabuddin would be taken to Delhi by flight or Rajdhani express train, Kishore refused to divulge anything on the issue saying that “We are keeping it (the transit plan of Shahabuddin) a secret as we did while bringing him to Patna from Siwan.”“Even in Siwan, nobody knew except Siwan DM, SP, IG (STF) and other two—three officials about Shahabuddin being taken to Patna…We are keeping it secret due to various reasons including operational difficulties and other problems,” IG (Prisons) said.The Apex court had on February 15 last directed the Bihar government to transfer Shahabuddin to Tihar jail within a week to ensure free and fair trial in the cases lodged against him through video conferencing.The order came on the pleas by Siwan—based Chandrakeshwar Prasad, whose three sons were killed in separate incidents, and Asha Ranjan, wife of scribe Rajdeo Ranjan who was murdered in Siwan, seeking shifting of Shahabuddin, a four time MP and twice an MLA, from Siwan jail.In the evening Shahabuddin was taken to Delhi by Sampoorna Kranti train.The former MP was taken in a prisoners’ van to Rajendra nagar Terminal from Beur Jail in Patna with security cover.A large number of security personnel belonging to Bihar police, STF, RPF and Bihar Military Police stood guard at the Terminal.Shahabuddi was brought out of the prisoners van and taken to a sleeper coach.In accordance with the Supreme Court direction that no VIP treatment should be given to Shahabuddin while shifting him to Tihar jail from Bihar, the security personnel took him in S—2 Sleeper coach.Deputy Superintendent of Police, STF Ramakant Prasad supervised the entire arrangement. Some supporters gathered at the Rajendra Nagar terminal and shouted slogans in support of the former MP .Railway sources said that 1—16 number of berths in the S—2 coach have been reserved for Shahabuddin and the security personnel who are escorting him to Tihar.As 12393 Sampoorna Kranti reached Patna junction, the S—2 coach was shut and local TV reports showed some passengers who had reservation in that coach but asked to shift to contagious S—1 and S—3 coaches with Railway officials promising to accomodate them at a proper place later on.last_img read more

Axiomtek: compact-sized Edge AI system with NVIDIA Jetson TX2 module

first_imgAxiomtek release its newest AI embedded system, the eBOX560-900-FL. This Artificial Intelligence system employs a NVIDIA Jetson TX2 module which has a powerful 64-bit ARM A57 processor; a 256 CUDA cores with NVIDIA Pascal GPU Architecture; 8GB of LPDDR4 memory; and 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Bluetooth. Axiomtek’s eBOX560-900-FL is ideal for AI computing, machine vision, deep learning, edge computing, and much more.To meet a variety of Artificial Intelligence solution-ready system requirements, the AI embedded computer has one USB 2.0 port, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one HDMI 2.0 port and four SMA type antenna connectors. This fanless embedded system has a 32GB eMMC onboard; moreover, it is equipped with a M.2 SSD PCIe 2.0 x4 socket for extensive storage option. This outstanding embedded PC also features a PCI Express Mini Card slot for 3G/4G/LTE/GPRS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. Its flexible mounting options include wall mount and DIN-rail mount. Furthermore, Axiomtek’s eBOX560-900-FL has passed the strict certification with CE and FCC Class A.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous dSPACE expands its presence in the UKNext TRINAMIC: rapid positioning with smart stepper motor driveslast_img read more

4 Notable Coaches Mentioned For The Kansas Job

first_imgFans hold a University of Kansas school flag during the playing of the nation anthem prior to a game.LAWRENCE, KS – OCTOBER 11: Fans hold a University of Kansas school flag during the playing of the nation anthem prior to a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Les Miles has been the biggest name connected to the Kansas football job, but even if the former LSU national championship-winner doesn’t bite, it sounds like the Jayhawks will have a pretty high level of candidate.Last go-around, Kansas hired David Beaty, who was well thought of as a recruiter, but was a wide receivers coach at Texas A&M.Time will tell who new athletic director Jeff Long can draw to take over one of the most difficult jobs in the Power Five, and all of college football for that matter. However, one early list is pretty impressive. KU Sports‘ Matt Tait laid out four potential candidates for the Kansas football job.The group is entirely comprised of current or former Power Five head coaches.“Ok. So back to the beginning. Let’s assume again that things fall through with Miles — or never were going to happen — and KU elects to hire someone else. While that might be a bit of a doomsday outcome at this point given the excitement, hope and expectations surrounding Miles, do you realize how much better off KU is this time around than in any of its previous searches?[…]I’m not talking about coaches who KU kicked the tires on or guys who considered the opening for 24 hours before saying thanks but no thanks. I’m talking about final stages, serious consideration, could have hired any one of them.Todd Graham, Sonny Dykes, Dave Doeren, Greg Schiano and a few other proven head coaches jump off the page of KU’s list of potential candidates this time around.As with any good coaching search, there are probably a couple of names in the mix that we haven’t heard much about and that should absolutely be the case.”Graham is the former head coach at both Pitt and Arizona State. Dykes is currently at SMU, but previously led Cal. Doeren, the most surprising inclusion, is currently at NC State, where he’s had a good deal of success. Schiano is the former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach and current Ohio State defensive coordinator, who was set to take over Tennessee last year before fans railed against the hire.It is anyone’s guess if one of them can turn around KU. However, they’re all among the better names for the job since Mark Mangino was still the Jayhawks head coach… unless you were bullish on Charlie Weis a few years back.[KU Sports]last_img read more

5-Star LSU Commit Planning Visits With Other Top Programs

first_img From 247Sports:“I’m going to Ohio State (Nov. 22),” Ricks said. “Ohio State was my No. 2 choice behind LSU and honestly if Urban Meyer never left, I probably would have committed there. It was really close and they’re still recruiting me really hard. I hear from coach Hafley (DC) almost every day so I’m looking forward to getting out there.“Coach Saban said he sees me as a Minkah Fitzpatrick type that he can move around and play some corner, nickel and safety. I’m not sure when my official will be, I have to decide on what game works best for my schedule but like I said, I want to visit a couple of times.”In addition to his visits with Ohio State and Alabama, Ricks is going to visit USC on November 2 to watch the game against Oregon.He’ll also spend another visit with LSU and his final trip will be either to Miami or Florida.Ricks has a busy fall ahead of himself.[247Sports] A wide-action shot of the crowd at an LSU game.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Elias Ricks announced his commitment to LSU back in December of 2018. However, that won’t stop him from taking visits with other programs.According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Ricks is the No. 2 cornerback and No. 16 overall recruit.Ricks is adamant that he’s a solid commitment to the Tigers, but he still wants to look around to see schools like Ohio State and Alabama. Both prestigious programs are on the five-star recruit’s radar, yet that doesn’t mean he’ll change his decision.Nonetheless, the Buckeyes and the Crimson Tide will have their chance to see Ricks during the season.last_img read more

We are taking risks to find the best combination in T20 cricket: Virat Kohli

first_img Press Trust of India BengaluruSeptember 23, 2019UPDATED: September 23, 2019 12:41 IST India vs South Africa: A poor batting show in Bengaluru from the hosts saw South Africa level the T20I series 1-1 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWe are looking to take the toss out of the equation: Virat Kohli India lost the 3rd T20I in Bengaluru after opting to batIndia batsmen failed to deliver as they were restricted to 134 for 9His eyes trained on next year’s T20 World Cup, skipper Virat Kohli is willing to take risks in order to mould his India players into an “unfazed” unit, one that is able to “take toss out of the equation”.His bold but surprising decision to bat first in a venue always known to favour the chasing teams may have backfired during the third T20l against South Africa, but Kohli said they will have to take risks to find the best combination.”Look, we will have to take risks. Even when you want to win a game of cricket you have to take risks, so nothing is a given, nothing is a guarantee before you start playing,” Kohli said at the post-match press conference here late on Sunday.”I think as a team if we are willing to get out of our comfort zone a lot more, then we will be unfazed with what happens at the toss. That’s our basis idea: trying to take the toss out of the equation as a side.”His long batting line-up gives him the leeway to experiment but India still lost the series’ final game by nine wickets to settle for a 1-1 stalemate.”That’s why we are trying to play the best combination we can, (with) people batting till nine. So that if you bat first or bowl first, you know we are in a good position,” Kohli said.”Mentally, if we put ourselves in a situation where we are ready to do anything rather than wanting to do one thing, we will be in a better position as a side to capitalise on any situation that we are in.advertisement”Unless you do that, unless you start taking those risks, you are always going to be put under somewhere or the other. We want to make sure that we iron all those out before we head into the World Cup.”No team had ever chosen to bat first in six previous T20Is at this ground, but Kohli wants his team to also become stronger in defending totals.We have to be patient with the combination we’re playing now: Kohli134 was not a good score on this surface, admitted Kohli but refused to be harsh on his bowlers after the big nine-wicket drubbing.”Bowlers coming out of their comfort zone mean at least they get 160 (to defend). You can’t defend 130, we didn’t get it right with the bat and you can’t be too harsh on the bowlers in a T20 game with this kind of total when there is a bit of dew as well.”They should not be analysed or criticised on defending this low total. We didn’t have enough runs on the board, so the bowlers are always under pressure knowing that one or two overs can take the game away from you.”But I think they have done decently well (in the series overall), we will have to be patient with the combination we are playing at the moment. We will have to strengthen one or two things.”At the toss, in the presentation as well as the post-match media conference, Kohli said he doesn’t want his team to be in a comfort zone.”… But quickly we realised the pitch didn’t allow us to keep doing that. So I think the kind of start we got, 63 for one after that, I think we could have reassessed, thing about 170 rather than 200.”He acknowledged the South Africans executed their plans better.”Not to take anything away from South Africa, they hit the right areas, they bowled really well, understood the pitch. So it was a combination of good bowling, not great decision-making but, as I said, these kinds of games will keep happening,” Kohli said.”As long as we are wanting to come out of our comfort zone and putting ourselves in situations which could be the case in a big tournament.India won’t take South Africa lightly in Tests: Virat KohliThe focus now shifts to the three-match Test series and Kohli expressed confidence, which stemmed more so from the bowling attack at his disposal.”Our Test team is as strong as it gets in world cricket, especially in our conditions we are one of the best teams. We know exactly what we need to do,” he said.”The kind of bowling attack that we have is always going to be challenging, but at the same time, you have to respect all opposition and make sure that you are playing consistent, solid cricket in all the sessions.advertisementAlso Read | There was a miscommunication: Virat Kohli on Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer both coming out to bat at No.4Also Read | Rishabh Pant not able to succeed at No.4, should bat at 5 or 6: VVS LaxmanAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs South AfricaFollow India national cricket team We are taking risks to find the best combination in T20 cricket: Virat KohliIndia vs South Africa: Following the series-levelling loss in the 3rd T20I in Bengaluru, captain Virat Kohli said India are looking at taking risks to figure out their best combination in the lead up to T20 World Cup in 2020. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

GeoSea Starts 3rd Foundation Installation Cycle

first_imgzoom With the departure of the installation vessel INNOVATION from the port Aalborg, GeoSea has now started the 3rd foundation installation cycle on the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.INNOVATION has loaded 5 large monopiles and transition pieces of the next installation cycle in the port of Aalborg, which are currently transported across the North Sea to be installed immediately on the off shore site 9 km from Hull. Already 10 monopiles and transition pieces are installed offshore.GeoSea started end February with the first location and is still on schedule even with the winter storms and the particular challenging soil conditions on the offshore site.The INNOVATION is performing very well thanks to use of a highly sophisticated piling frame and improved jacking procedures, both developed by GeoSea’s in house engineering department. This groundbreaking approach allows INNOVATION to work in higher sea states and leads to decreased cycle times.The installation works are scheduled to be finished by June 2014. April 18, 2014last_img read more

Dearer than gold

first_imgAs many scurried to government tankers to collect their share of those priceless droplets, others who could not join the winding queue cried in chorus. Chennai is facing a severe water shortage as the southern city becomes the latest in India to be caught up in a nationwide crisis. Photographs of rows of women with plastic buckets have emerged waiting for the tankers. IT firms have asked their employees to work from home, several restaurants have shut down, the realty sector is struggling without water and even clashes have been reported from some parts of the state. Satellite images reveal the stark shrinking of one of the main rain-fed reservoirs that serve Chennai. In an image taken by satellite on June 15 last year, the city’s largest reservoir, Lake Puzhal, resembles a dark blue patch amid a densely crowded cityscape. In another, taken exactly a year later, the lake is a small grey fraction of its earlier self. One of the city’s other important reservoirs, the smaller Chembarambakkam Lake, is also running dry. All four reservoirs serving the city had mostly dried up as of last month, with storage only about one-hundredth of the levels recorded by the same time the previous year. Recently, during a short duration debate in the Upper House on water crisis, CPI(M)’s T K Rangarajan said Chennai is the first Indian city “to have gone dry” with the Central Water Commission reporting a rainfall deficit of 41 per cent in Tamil Nadu till June 13 this year. “Most of the Chennai population today depends on water tankers, municipal supply and private supply for drinking water. A tank of private water costs more than one gram of gold. Now gold is cheaper in Chennai than water. This is the truth,” he stated. The southern city’s water crisis has drawn international attention. Oscar-winning Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, known for his environmental activism, has raised awareness about the ongoing water crisis in Chennai. The 44-year-old actor, who is one of the most vocal environmentalists in Hollywood, shared a post on Instagram with the title: “Only rain can save Chennai from this situation”. Experts opine that last year’s failed monsoon, shoddy desilting and large-scale concretisation along with the indiscriminate sinking of bore wells have reduced the re-charging of groundwater and resulted in the water table touching new lows. Many feel it is time for the state government to revive rainwater harvesting programmes that were mandatory in the early 2000s. Still, others believe that it is time for the Centre to initiate the interlinking of rivers, keeping in mind the growing water crisis throughout the country.last_img read more

Sebi to relax norms to allow smart cities issue funds through Muni

first_imgNew Delhi: Capital market regulator Sebi is planning to ease its norms for ‘Muni Bonds’ to help smart cities and other registered entities working in areas of city planning and urban development work, like municipalities, raise funds through issuance and listing of their debt securities. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) had issued its Issue and Listing of Debt Securities by Municipalites (ILDM) Regulations nearly five years ago and since then seven municipalities have raised nearly Rs 1,400 crore by issuing their debt securities, which are commonly known as ‘Muni Bonds’. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Officials said that the regulator is now proposing to allow this route for a larger number of entities including special purpose vehicles set up under the central government’s ambitious ‘Smart Cities Mission’. The proposed norms would be presented for Sebi’s board approval at a meeting scheduled later this month, the officials added. After representations from the industry and market participants for amending its ILDM Regulations to expand this market segment, Sebi had initiated a public consultation process in June proposing certain amendments to these norms. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost After taking into account the feedback, the regulator has now decided to amend the regulations to provide a greater flexibility in fund raising and for strengthening the investor protection. Under the current regulations, this fund-raising route is only available to the issuers defined as a municipality under the relevant articles of the Constitution of India or the corporate municipal entities set up as a subsidiary of a municipality for the purpose of raising funds for a specific municipality or a group of those. Sebi is now proposing to allow issuance of ‘Muni Bonds’ also by other entities such as entities or bodies like urban development authorities and city planning agencies that perform functions similar to a municipality such as planning and execution of urban development projects. Since such entities are not defined as a municipality under the Constitution, they have not been able to raise funds from the market through Muni Bonds so far. Besides, Sebi also plans to allow this route for other structures where a group of municipalities pool their resources together to jointly raise funds through issuance of bonds. These structures are generally known as Pooled Finance Development Funds. In addition, the regulations would also be amended to allow fund-raising through Muni Bonds by special purpose vehicles set up for implementing the smart city projects. Under the government’s smart city initiative, SPVs have been set up at city level in form of a limited company under the Companies Act for implementing the projects. These companies are promoted by the state government or union territory and the urban local body of the area. These SPVs undertake functions like ensuring adequate water supply, sanitation, sustainable and inclusive development of cities etc, thus performing tasks similar to that of municipalities. The regulator is now proposing that any entity incorporated under the Companies Act, or any statutory body or board, authority, trust or agency established nor notified by an Act of Parliament or an Act of the State Legislature or any SPC notified by the state or central government or any structure set by a state government under the Pooled Finance Development Fund would be eligible to issue Muni Bonds, provided they undertake one or more functions of a municipality. Sebi is also proposing changes relating to accounting, auditing and disclosure of financial statements to take into account the expanded list of eligible entities and the requirements of such entities to get their accounts audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) and approved by various authorities. Besides, Sebi plans to relax norms relating to creation of escrow accounts and do away with requirements for appointing a monitoring agency and establishing a separate project implementation cell. Also, the existing regulations allow issuance of only revenue bonds with a minimum tenure of three years and maximum five years, if it is a public issue. This clause has been proposed to be dropped. In case of private placement, the minimum subscription amount per investor is currently Rs 25 lakh, which is being proposed to be reduced to Rs 10 lakh to align it with the regulations for corporate bonds. In another proposal, a private placement offer can be made to up to 200 persons in one financial year, but this limit would not apply to an invitation to qualified institutional investor. Besides, the filing of draft offer and the final offer document with Sebi have been proposed for private placements as well, in addition to public issues.last_img read more

China telescope picks signals from space

first_imgBeijing: Chinese astronomers have detected repeated fast radio bursts, mysterious signals believed to be from a source about three billion light years from the Earth, with the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope, the official media reported here on Monday. The scientists detected the signals with the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) and are carefully cross-checking and processing them, according to researchers at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC). Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe fast radio bursts (FRBs) are the brightest bursts known in the universe. They are called “fast” because these blips are very short, only several milliseconds in duration, but there is no reasonable explanation for their origin. The detection of the repeated bursts might help shed light on the origin and physical mechanisms of fast radio bursts, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted researchers as saying. Chinese scientists have installed a highly sensitive FRB backend on a 19-beam receiver on the giant telescope, and used it to observe an FRB source named FRB121102, which was first discovered by the Arecibo Observatory in 2015.last_img read more

Tapestry Michaels rise while Tyson Foods Fortive fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:Tyson Foods Inc., down $7.23 to $86.06The meat producer slashed its 2019 profit forecast, citing higher commodity costs and a recent fire at a beef processing plant.Coupa Software Inc., up $11.69 to $146.09The software company raised its profit and revenue forecast for the year after reporting solid second quarter results.Box Inc., up $1.82 to $16.67Hedge fund Starboard Value LP acquired a 7.5% stake in the cloud computing company.Fortive Corp., down $2.06 to $66.96The industrial conglomerate will split into two separate and publicly traded companies by the middle of 2020.PVH Corp., up $6.78 to $81.08CEO Emanuel Chirico bought $10 million of stock in the company, which owns the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands.Starbucks Corp., down 66 cents to $96.11The coffee chain is lowering its profit forecast for fiscal 2020.Tapestry Inc., up $1.05 to $21.49CEO Victor Luis resigned from the upscale handbag company less than a month after warning about a profit slump.Michaels Companies Inc., up 66 cents to $6.26The arts and crafts store operator raised its profit forecast for the year after reporting solid second quarter results.The Associated Press read more

UPDATED Man unsuccessful in selling garden tractor pulls gun

Regina police arrested a 34-year-old man who allegedly brandished a handgun after a stranger refused to buy a garden tractor.A male suspect — described as Indigenous, 5-foot-10, with short brown hair, wearing dark sunglasses and a vest — drove into the 3500 block of Dewdney Avenue and unloaded a garden tractor from his truck at about 4 p.m. Sunday The suspect wanted a 33-year-old man to buy the tractor. When the man refused, the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim, police said.The victim walked away from the suspect without injury or further incident. The suspect was not known to the victim.The suspect vehicle was described as a blue Ford F-150 truck with no tailgate. The truck also had a broken passenger tail light and a dent on the passenger side of the box.A vehicle matching the description was spotted in North Central on Monday by a Regina Police Service member. Police said the suspect attempted to avoid the officer by abandoning the truck in an an alley near the 1400 block of Wascana Street and fled on foot. Officers pursued the suspect and used a Taser to make the arrest.The man was assessed by EMS at the scene and transported to cells. Police said he did not suffer any injuries.The 34-year-old man is charged with possession of a firearm obtained by crime, possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, resist arrest, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and failure to stop after accident.He makes his first appearance in court Tuesday morning. read more

Equity is achieved when bias is identified and combated expert says

Chris D’souza believes equity belongs in the classroom. He’s made it his life’s work to help people, and educators, recognize and combat their own biases.“Teachers are very important players in people’s formation of how they process the world so it’s really important that they understand their own biases,” D’souza said. “The goal is that they think critically about what they think and why. The end goal is to treat people with dignity.”D’souza will be at Brock University Friday, May 13 for Equity Talks 2016: Promoting Equity Literacy, Critical Conversations and Strategies, an event organized by the Faculty of Education in association with the Ontario Literacy Association Niagara.The free event is a chance to engage in critical conversations on equity literacy, share innovative and practical resources and curriculum strategies and explore children’s books that focus on black, racialized and Indigenous experiences and history in the Niagara Region.It takes place in the instructional resource centre on the second floor of Welch Hall from 1-4 p.m.Also speaking is writer Robert Priest, who has authored 14 books of poetry, three plays, three novels, seven CDs and children’s verse.D’souza said in his talk he aims to challenge people to look critically at their biases and perceptions about all aspects of being human from race and class to gender identity and sexuality.Identifying one’s own bias can help them move past it and ensure they are treating all people equitably and with empathy, he said.“It’s powerful understanding one’s own bias and the way we analyze it,” he said.D’souza gives talks to people from junior kindergarten to management-level professionals and works extensively with school boards around the country.He said teachers are an important group to reach because they have such a significant influence on students and how they see others and themselves.A teacher’s reactions and interactions either replicate or disrupt the status quo, he said.Associate Professor Dolana Mogadime, in the Faculty of Education, said students have embraced D’souza’s work.“Chris is a charismatic leader in the field of equity and inclusive education in Ontario. He embodies a clarion call for the promotion of equity and inclusion through his advocacy presentations by incorporating his personal life experiences challenging exclusion, racism, sexism and heterosexism,” she said. “He makes audience participants critically engage with the unexamined assumptions that can take the form of stereotypes and subtle forms of microaggressions that unintentionally perpetuate thinking that marginalizes people because of their race, class, gender and sexuality.”D’souza will return to Brock this fall to take part in the White Privilege Symposium Canada running Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. He is one of a number of speakers who will discuss equality in his talk titled: Why is the new super girl a skinny, blue-eyed, white blond?” (Interrupting whiteness in youth culture).For more information on the WPSC read The Brock News story. read more

Turner Wiggins have doubledoubles in Bowling Greens win

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Justin Turner scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds with six assists and Demajeo Wiggins also had a double-double as Bowling Green defeated Drexel 81-71 on Sunday.Turner made 11 of 19 shots, including 3 of 4 from the arc, while Wiggins had 16 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double this season. Dylan Frey added 10 points.Drexel led 45-43 at halftime after shooting 57 per cent but plummeted to 22 per cent in the second half.Daeqwon Plowden tied the game with a basket that began a 12-0 run that left the Falcons (4-3) ahead 70-60 with 5:05 remaining. The Dragons closed to seven on Zach Walton’s 3-pointer with 56 seconds left but they didn’t score again with Turner making three free throws for the final score.Troy Harper came off the bench to score 20 points for the Dragons (3-3), who had a three-game win streak snapped, while Alihan Demir added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Camren Wynter scored 12 points and Trevor John had 10.The Associated Press read more

Football Fourstar 2018 cornerback Sevyn Banks commits to Ohio State

BMMMMM!!!!! pic.twitter.com/1V2ZxzMKWB— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) April 27, 2017 A GREAT day planting flags in Orlando today! #homeofmickeymouseandfutureBuckeyes! Oh & by the way…BM!#lluvthesunshinestate— Kerry Coombs (@DB_CoachCoombs) April 27, 2017 Orlando, Florida, native Sevyn Banks has reportedly committed to Ohio State, adding to the team’s haul for the 2018 recruiting class. First reported by Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel, Banks is the first cornerback to commit to the Buckeyes from the 2018 class.Banks, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect, attended OSU’s annual spring game on April 15. He is currently ranked as the 22nd best cornerback in the class, even after a torn ACL kept him on the sideline for his entire junior season.OSU cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs was at Banks’ high school in Orlando on Wednesday.The decision by Banks comes just one day after Georgia native and four-star defensive end Brenton Cox committed to play football in Columbus.Banks is the ninth member to give a verbal commitment to OSU in the 2018 class.Sevyn Banks commits to #OhioState https://t.co/SLvjFhwywr #buckeyes @BanksNiko pic.twitter.com/zddsja7yxC— Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel (@OS_ChrisHays) April 26, 2017 read more

New Zealand smash the highest ODI total of all time

Suzie Bates and Maddy Green get together (Sportsfile/Sebdaly)New Zealand women amassed 490 for 4 – the highest total in all ODI cricket – to smash records and Ireland women at the YMCA Cricket Club in Dublin.They threatened to break the 500-run barrier when they were 471 for 4 in 49 overs. Seventeen-year-old Amelia Kerr – the fourth New Zealand batsman to cross 50 – drove the first two balls of the last over through extra cover for fours.She followed it with another four to the long-on boundary, but could manage only seven off the last three balls.In response, Ireland folded for 144 in 35.3 overs as New Zealand secured the fourth-biggest win in women’s ODIs – by 346 runs. They achieved the biggest win – by 408 runs – when they ran up 455 for 5, the previous highest total in ODIs, in Christchurch in 1997.Ireland will also be concerned about Isobel Joyce, who did not bat in the chase after bumping her head on the ground while fielding. She had bowled just one over in the first innings. (Cricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNew Zealand women post new ODI record total of 490-4June 8, 2018In “latest news”England cement white-ball rise with No.1 ODI rankingMay 2, 2018In “latest news”ODI status denied to some World Cup Qualifier gamesJanuary 15, 2018In “latest news” read more

OpEd A bridge that may sink us

Below in an opinion piece by Member of Parliament, Attorney-at-Law and former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall:Ours is an economy which is comparatively small, relatively undiversified and precariously dependent upon primary production. In such an economy, experience, if not common sense, militates against the over-expenditure of scarce financial resources, however accessed, on projects that are infrastructural and non-productive.In Suriname, for example, the construction of two massive bridges has thrown one of the most vibrant and resilient economies in the Region, into a tailspin, from which a decade after, it is yet to recover. Similarly, in St Vincent, perhaps the most modern and one of the largest international airports in the Caribbean, just constructed, is perceived to have caused two commercial banks to close their doors and has cascaded the tiny economy of that island into chaos.It is against this economic reality that great care and prudence were exercised by the People’s Progressive Party /Civic (PPP/) administration in relation to capital projects of such nature. For example, the model used for the financing of the Amaila Falls Hydro Project required not a single cent from the treasury. The project was to be financed solely by the contractor. All that was required from the Government was a guarantee of GPL’s purchase of the power generated by the project under a Power Purchase Agreement.Similarly, the Berbice River Bridge, again, did not extract any financial input from the treasury but was financed by a unique and innovative Public/Private partnership. In order to minimize the cost of that bridge, the design and location of the bridge were carefully chosen. Even then, the resultant tolls to cross the bridge generated great criticism from the then political Opposition, although every effort was expended to bring the toll as close as possible to what it would have cost to cross the river by ferry. The bottom line is no one can or has ever questioned the cost of that project. The benefits flowing therefrom have been and continue to be immeasurable. Those who were hitherto critical of it, and promised to slash the tolls by half, now in Government, hypocritically enjoy it and have never delivered that promise in respect of the tolls.Let me make it very clear that I support a new bridge across the Demerara River. The technical life of the current bridge has long expired. In fact, when in government, I was part of a Cabinet that made a decision to construct a new bridge across the Demerara. That Cabinet commissioned a feasibility study in order to examine the design of a new bridge, its location, estimated costs and the possible model of its financing.At a cost of several million dollars, such a study was done. This study, unfortunately, recommended 2 different locations for the new bridge without taking into account locating it alongside the current bridge. Additionally, the cost of the fixed four lanes, reinforced concrete bridge which was recommended was considered to be exorbitant. The 2015 elections came and the rest is now history.This Government handpicked a foreign consultant at a cost of 146 million dollars to commission a new study. This study produced Houston as the most suitable location for the bridge. The design was a 3-lane fixed bridge with a discernible twist to make it miraculously land on the property at Versailles of a financier of the APNU’s elections campaign.Subsequently, this design was also scrapped. So 146 million dollars wasted and they are now planning to proceed with a 4-lane fixed bridge to be designed by the contractor. Therefore, in final analysis, the contractor will determine the cost of the bridge that has to be built!Unless this project is prudently monitored and managed and executed in a transparent and accountable manner, we are likely to end up with a monstrosity which can cost this nation billions of dollars. The resulting toll charges will be far beyond the affordability of the average Guyanese and consequently, hundreds of millions will have to be hemorrhaged from the treasury to subsidize it, annually.These are merely ancillary to the huge debt burden which the financing of this project would leave upon the backs of the ordinary Guyanese. When this debt is added to the over US$950 million expected to be borrowed from the Islamic Bank, coupled with the 30 billion borrowed for GUYSUCO, which the Government has guaranteed, I am in no doubt that we are once again on the road to becoming the most indebted people, per capita, in the western hemisphere – and unenviable legacy of the PNC.History and societal evolution have taught us that the humankind ought to learn from their mistakes, or are condemned to repeat them. Our Government seems determined to keep us trapped in this cycle of condemnation and repetition.The elections of 2020 presents the earliest exit from this vicious cycle. Only time will tell if we will be so sagacious as a nation to make the right choice. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

VIDEO Kielce is Happy

After such an exciting match between Vive Targi Kielce and Rhein Neckar Lowen 32:28, Polish team publish video “Happy Swietokrzyskie region” – inspired by American artist Pharell William’s song showing the places that best reflect the nature of our region. Shoots of the clip was taken in the Ethnographic Park in Tokarnia, Geopark Kielce, nature reserves: Ślichowice and Kadzielnia and Chęciny Castle. In the clip you can see the Oak “Bartek” – the oldest tree in Polnad, Design Centre, Kielce Episcopal  Palace and the Kielce town.The recording was attended by Bertus Servaas President, Vice-Presidents: Marian Urban and Tadeusz Dziedzic, coach Talant Dujsebajev and players of Vive Targi Kielce. Happy Swietokrzyskie version of the video was created with the participation of schools: Perfecta Dance, Cha-Cha, Verso, Go4Dance and many friends and residents of the Kielce. We Play Together for Swietokrzyskie region! ← Previous Story Kielce with +4 to Germany! Next Story → Fortress Skopje still undefeated, HSV happy with 28:28 read more

Poll Are you planning to attend an antiTrump protest

first_imgPoll: Are you planning to attend an anti-Trump protest? A protest is planned for this Thursday at the US Embassy in Dublin. Yes (2432) 24,035 Views http://jrnl.ie/3214365 Tuesday 31 Jan 2017, 8:51 AM 172 Comments A PROTEST AGAINST Trump’s travel ban has been planned for this Thursday at the US Embassy in Dublin.Organised by the group United Against Racism, the event’s Facebook page lists (at the time of writing) 1,700 people as attending.Protests took place across the US over the weekend after Trump introduced the travel ban on travellers coming to America from seven predominantly-Muslim countries and, yesterday, thousands took to the streets in London and marched to Downing Street to protest the travel ban.So, today we’re asking you: Are you planning to attend an anti-Trump protest? Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Scenes from the demonstration at Downing Street in London yesterday. Jan 31st 2017, 8:51 AM Poll Results: No (9173) Short URL YesNoNo interest/No opinionVote Image: Victoria Jones PA Wire/PA Images No interest/No opinion (946) Share20 Tweet Email Scenes from the demonstration at Downing Street in London yesterday. Image: Victoria Jones PA Wire/PA Images By Sean Murraylast_img read more

TriMet to close 3 downtown Portland stops next year

first_imgThe TriMet Board of Directors on Wednesday chose to close three of its downtown Portland MAX train station stops in order to speed up commute times.The board will close the Kings Hill/Southwest Salmon station for a one-year review, then will decide whether to close it permanently.Ozzie Gonzalez was the only board member to vote no on that change.“Part of the tension in this decision today is essentially: How much are we helping make an effective regional system versus how much are we ensuring preserving an effective local, centralized system,” Gonzalez said.The board will use the yearlong closure to evaluate its effects on things like queues at neighboring stops.TriMet’s general manager, Doug Kelsey, said the year will be a time to think about what to do with the station in the event of a permanent closure.“In the closure of the Kings Hill station, on a longer-term basis, what do we want to do with that? I think we need to engage the community,” Kelsey said. “Could it turn into a garden? Could it turn into a Nike bike location? What could that platform be used for that would be a benefit for the community?”The board also unanimously decided to permanently close the Mall/Southwest Fourth and Mall/Southwest Fifth stations.All three of those closures will begin March 1, 2020. TriMet has estimated that those three closures will cut travel time by about 11%.Last month, the TriMet board also decided to evaluate ridership at the Skidmore Fountain station for the next three years before deciding whether to close that stop.last_img read more

BAHAMAS Press Statement from Prime Minister Minnis on the Passing of Sir

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, March 5, 2018 – Nassau – During my visit to the Republic of Haiti for a CARICOM meeting, I was saddened to learn of the passing of Sir Durward Knowles, a Bahamian son and patriot, a noted businessman and sportsman.  He possessed an enthusiastic and exuberant spirit, and the joy of living.Sir Durward was a philanthropist and a man of tremendous generosity and compassion, who exemplified the spirit of volunteerism and community service.  Along, with several others he helped to found the One Bahamas Foundation.  Last year the country was able to pay fitting tribute when Sir Durward achieved another milestone when he became a centenarian.I fondly remember the commemoration of this achievement, when Queen’s College, his alma mater, unveiled a monument in his honor and the launch of the Sir Durward Knowles Centenary Leadership Fund.I noted at the commemoration that Sir Durward’s life reminded us of the importance of character, and that through his extraordinary service and philanthropy, Sir Durward has taught us of the need not just to make a living, but to make a life worth living.He used his talents and privilege to help others, including the more vulnerable in our society.  He contributed significantly to education, civil society and athletics.He also showed a commitment to equality and justice, demonstrating the nobility and largeness of spirit to confront certain historic wrongs in our country, which some others chose to silently ignore at best.”As the title of his biography stated, he was, Driven by the Stars.  His Olympic bronze medal and his 1964 gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics exemplified his athletic and competitive spirit.For many years Sir Durward has been involved with the disabilities community, helping those with physical and mental disabilities.This involvement with the disability community demonstrated a core value of Sir Durward.  This value is the dignity of all, regardless of any circumstance of birth or life, a belief that was demonstrated in his love of country, service and those he encountered in all walks of life.On my own behalf and that of my wife, Patricia, and that of a grateful nation, I extend condolences to Holly, Lady Knowles and to Jill, Charlotte and Randy.Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, MP Prime MinisterCommonwealth of The Bahamaslast_img read more