Marseille a bigger club than PSG – Payet

first_imgPSG Marseille a bigger club than PSG – Payet Robin Bairner 02:53 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dimitri Payet Getty PSG Olympique Marseille PSG v Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 Ahead of the big Ligue 1 clash on Sunday, the attacker has taken a dig at the big-spending Ligue 1 leaders Dimitri Payet has claimed that Marseille are a bigger club than Paris Saint-Germain.PSG might have a raft of international stars, including the world’s most expensive player in Neymar, and have dominated the French domestic scene in recent years, but Marseille retain an incredible support and are the only Ligue 1 club to have won the Champions League. The sides have forged an intense rivalry over the years and meet at Parc des Princes on Sunday, and Payet has stoked emotions prior to that encounter. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I’ve said it before, but I play for the biggest French club,” the 30-year-old said. “And what’s more, we’re a team. We’ve seen that recently to play as a team is more important that having a bunch of individuals.”With PSG leading Ligue 1 by 11 points over second-placed Monaco and 13 over Marseille, there has been a suggestion that they may have their minds more focused on their Champions League last-16 second leg tie against Real Madrid in 10 days. “We’ll approach the match in our different ways,” Payet, whose Marseille side face Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League last 16, said. “I wouldn’t blame them if they’d rather beat Real Madrid than us tomorrow. If they want to let us win, no problems, we’ll take the three points.”After Sunday’s match, the clubs will meet again in the Coupe de France quarter-finals in midweek.last_img read more

Feeling depressed? Playing this popular Chinese game may boost your mental health

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 18, 2019UPDATED: September 18, 2019 17:26 IST Chinese game Mahjong may boost mental health.Regularly playing the popular Chinese strategy game ‘Mahjong’ may be associated with a reduced risk of depression among urban adults, according to a study conducted in China.Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played by four players.”Global economic and epidemiologic trends have led to significant increases in the burden of mental health among older adults, especially in the low and middle-income countries,” said Adam Chen, associate professor at the University of Georgia, US.Mental health a major issue in ChinaPoor mental health is a major issue in China, which accounts for 17 percent of the global disease burden of mental disorders, according to the study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine.Mental health issues related to social isolation and loneliness are on the rise as China’s number of older adults — as in other countries — continues to increase, the researchers said.The benefits of participating in social activities to mental health have been widely acknowledged, and some work has been done in developed nations, including US and Japan, to better understand this relationship.Link between social participation and mental healthHowever, little is known about the role of social interaction and mental health outside of these settings.”Social participation manifests itself in different formats within different cultural contexts,” said Chen.”Our paper provides evidence on the association between social participation and mental health in the context of a developing country. We also examined the rural-urban difference, which has not been examined extensively in this line of literature,” he said.advertisementResearch methodologyChen and collaborators from China’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology analysed survey data from nearly 11,000 residents aged 45 years and older from the nationally representative China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study.They looked at symptoms of depression and compared it to the type and frequency of social participation, including visiting with friends, playing Mahjong game, participating in a sport or social club, and volunteering in the community.Findings of the studyThey found that, on the whole, participating in a wide variety of activities more frequently was associated with better mental health. Specifically, urban residents who played Mahjong, a popular strategy game, were less likely to feel depressed.The finding was in line with other studies, but Chen was surprised to find that rural Chinese overall tended to report poor mental health compared to their urban counterparts.”Traditionally, rural China featured tight-knit communities of close kinship, often with a limited number of extended large families in a village,” he said.”We were expecting strong ties and communal bonds in rural China, but it appears that we were wrong,” said Chen.He suspects that the social structures in rural China were disrupted as many able-bodied adults moved into cities to find work. While family ties remained strong, community ties weakened in rural areas.”What is more surprising is that mahjong playing does not associate with better mental health among rural elderly respondents,” added Chen.”One hypothesis is that mahjong playing tends to be more competitive and at times become a means of gambling in rural China,” he said.Read | Students can now take ‘mental health days’ thanks to this new law in OregonRead | Less sleep can create mental health problems in college students: StudyGet 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow Mental healthFollow DepressionFollow Chinese gameFollow ChinaFollow Mental disorders Next Feeling depressed? Playing this popular Chinese game may boost your mental healthPlaying the popular Chinese strategy game ‘Mahjong’ may boost mental health among urban adults, according to a study.advertisementlast_img read more

Gov’t Looking at Regulating Electronic Billboards

first_imgRegulation of electronic billboards is among proposals being considered by Government as it looks to make changes to the Broadcasting Radio Re-diffusion Act.The Government wants to amend the existing legislation and eventually repeal and replace it.Speaking to students of the St. Andrew Technical High School on Friday (February 3), Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ), Cordel Green, said electronic billboards have come up for examination because they are seen as large programmable television sets.He said if these billboards were put to their optimal use, persons would be able to see and hear what is being announced by tuning their car radio dials. Therefore, he argued, if an advertisement is not suitable for television or radio because it breaches the Children’s Code for Programming, then it should not be allowed on billboards.“Imagine somebody going to one of the television stations and saying we would want to put this ad on the TV and the station says no, because it breaches the Children’s Code for Programming, or we can only show it after nine o’clock because it’s not suitable for children, but you go into Half-Way-Tree or any town centre and the very same content is there, it doesn’t make sense,” he argued.Mr. Green, in the meantime, expressed optimism that the changes will be brought to the Broadcasting Act in the new legislative year, which begins in April.He said the changes will include a re-definition of broadcasting along with other sanctions. He said the definition of electronic media is changing and embracing new technologies and forms of communication that were not contemplated at the time the law was being drafted.“When they were putting together the Broadcasting and Radio Re-diffusion Act, people were not even thinking about cable. At the time, we had one television station. There was nobody receiving television on their mobile phones. There was no concept called mobile TV and IPTV (Internet Protocol Television),” he pointed out.Mr. Green said different approaches will be used in regulation of the electronic media.“Some of them will not be regulated because it is not practicable to regulate them. Cable is regulated differently than we regulate free-to-air television. Problematic content is found on the Internet. Problematic content is found in newspapers, found in books, found in magazines; but different approaches are used for different spaces and places,” he noted.The session at St. Andrew Technical was the first in a series by the BCJ under its media literacy project.last_img read more

Stolen bandaid on a gunshot wound Rahul

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday accused the government of pushing the economy towards bankruptcy and an economic emergency and termed the decision of taking Rs 1.76 lakh crore from the Reserve Bank of India as “catastrophic”. Several Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma, mounted the attack against the move, a day after the RBI approved the transfer of a whopping Rs 1.76 lakh crore dividend and surplus reserves to the government to provide fresh impetus to the economy without widening the fiscal deficit. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”When you strip the RBI of its reserves you’re leaving the Reserve Bank vulnerable to a series of disasters. The contingency fund is for emergency situations, not to cover up for the government’s economic failures,” the Congress said on its Twitter handle. Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are “clueless” about solving the “self-created economic disaster” and accused them of “stealing money” from the bank. “Stealing from RBI won’t work — it’s like stealing a Band-Aid from the dispensary and sticking it on a gunshot wound,” he said, using the hashtag “RBILooted”. Sharma demanded a white paper from the government on the state of the Indian economy within a week. Meanwhile, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the government had “appropriated” 99 percent of the profits of India’s central banking institution since 2014.last_img read more

Markets Right Now Stocks waver in early trading

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are wavering in early trading on Wall Street as investors sized up the latest company earnings reports.Garmin jumped 13 per cent Wednesday after reporting better sales. Cadence Design Systems climbed 5.5 per cent after the company’s latest quarterly results topped Wall Street’s forecasts.The S&P 500 slipped 1 point to 2,778.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 12 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 25,879. The Nasdaq gained 12 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7,499.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.65 per cent.The Associated Press

DR Congo UN and partners renew call for surrender of Rwandan rebel

The call was issued by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson; his Special Representative in the DRC, Martin Kobler; the United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the DRC, Russ Feingold; the Special Representative of the African Union, Boubacar Diarra; and the European Union Senior Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region, Koen Vervaeke.It comes after a representative of the group, known by its French acronym FDLR, stated in a letter that the rebels would lay down their weapons on 30 May 2014 in two locations in North and South Kivu provinces. Reports indicate that no such activity took place in South Kivu, and up until now, an “insignificant” number of low-ranking combatants surrendered in North Kivu, according to a joint statement by the envoys. “The envoys recall that the FDLR is an illegitimate armed group that is the subject of UN sanctions, responsible for grave human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law, and that has caused untold suffering throughout eastern Congo and in Rwanda,” said the statement.It noted that members of the FDLR who choose not to surrender, renounce violence, and submit to a disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration process will remain subject to military action by the Congolese national army and the UN peacekeeping mission in DRC (MONUSCO), in line with its mandate to neutralize armed groups. Those members of the FDLR who surrender and want to return to Rwanda can be repatriated, it added. read more

Colombia UN office expands alternative development strategy to eliminate illicit crops

In a press release, UNODC said that it has implemented alternative development initiatives in Colombia for many years by providing technical assistance to more than 100,000 family farms that were previously dependent on illicit crops for income. These projects also assist farmers in selling their products in competitive domestic and international markets. “We are therefore confident that with concrete actions such as making products available on vending machines, we support the work of thousands of farmers who have abandoned illicit crops and thus, in a way, contribute to peacebuilding,” said Bo Mathiasen, UNODC’s Representative in Colombia. Vending machines dispensing organic coffee and chocolate drinks, as well as a variety of snacks, such as premium chocolate bars, sweets and chocolate-coated coffee beans, were installed in UNODC’s central office in February. Once a month, a farmers’ market will sell other products for household consumption, including certified cacao products, honey and spices. Some products are also available for local delivery. UNODC said that leading alternative development farm enterprises, such as ASOMUCAN and COAGROBRISA, are responsible for supplying the products, with the proceeds then reinvested in related alternative development projects. The initiative is part of a broader advocacy and marketing strategy pursued jointly by UNODC, the Inter-American Development Bank and selected Colombian alternative development enterprises to showcase the commitment of farmers to the production of competitive quality products that promote peace, security and sustainable development in rural areas. UNODC said that plans are under way to replicate the initiative in other UN offices in Bogota and elsewhere in the country. Additionally, the strategy of supporting alternative development will potentially spread to state agencies, such as the Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation. Alternative development is a strategy aimed at reducing and eliminating illicit crops and other illegal markets by promoting sustainable income-generating activities and enhancing the rule of law. The success of the strategy requires strong and long-term political will at both central and local government levels, UNODC noted. Including regions with illicit crops is integral to meeting broader national sustainable development objectives, including on better justice, health, education and infrastructure. Increased participation of farm communities in the planning, implementation and evaluation of strategies and programmes will be vital to the long-term success of alternative development in Colombia and elsewhere, UNODC said. Initiatives such as this alternative development approach are among the strategies that will be discussed during a three-day special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem, which begins tomorrow, 19 April, at UN Headquarters in New York. read more

Innovative chutes on Skouries goldcopper project

first_imgWeba Chute Systems, known for challenging the boundaries in transfer point technology, has leveraged its in-depth applications knowledge and know-how to engineer an innovative bifurcated chute system for Eldorado Gold’s Skouries project. The bifurcated chute is one of nine transfer point solutions that are being engineered and manufactured by Weba Chute Systems for the Hellas Gold Skouries project. This high-grade gold-copper porphyry deposit is located in the Halkidiki Peninsula in northern Greece, and will operate as an open pit mine for around seven years followed by a further 20 years of underground development.Alwin Nienaber, Technical Director at Weba Chute Systems, says this is not the first time the leading manufacturer of transfer point solutions has worked with Eldorado Gold. Previous successes have included custom engineered chute systems for the mining house’s Tuprag Kisladag operation in Turkey.An important contributing factor to this particular project was the extensive communication between the mine, the EPCM contractor and Weba Chute Systems which resulted in Weba being able to assess, adjust and verify general arrangements between conveying, crushing and screening equipment. “As a result of this, we were able to engineer chute solutions with the correct performance characteristics that will deliver the required throughput,” Nienaber says.Commenting on the design of the bifurcated transfer point, Nienaber explains that this particular chute is engineered for the secondary crushing circuit. The chute feeds either a surge bin, which in turn feeds the secondary crushers, or it provides a facility whereby the crushers are bypassed.Among the challenges in this particular application was having to overcome a transfer height of 17.5 m by passing from just below the head pulley through the conveyor building, then under the structure, over the bin and down to the conveyor, and still provide access for crusher maintenance.An additional challenge with the transfer point was that this particular bypass leg’s only function is to allow for the removal of mill balls and occasional tramp iron.Design Draughtsman at Weba Chute Systems, Wesley Hunkin, explains that the conveyor which feeds the chute is equipped with a metal detection device located approximately 30 m behind the head pulley. “One of the challenges was to provide a reliable solution that would ensure iron balls or tramp iron would report to the correct chute leg, thereby eliminating any possibility of this reporting to the crushers,” he says.“An innovative articulating trolley chute section was incorporated in this transfer point to redirect the portion of product containing iron balls and tramp iron into the bypass leg,” Hunkin says. “The velocity of this trolley section was also crucial in order to reduce the additional volume that would be added to the recirculating load.”Six of the chutes, out of the total order for nine, will be installed on the primary crushing circuit; four of which are apron feeder discharge chutes and have been designed for material feed rates varying from 1,200 t/h up to 1,598 t/h with a max lump size of minus 300 mm.The other two chute systems to be installed in the primary crushing circuit are a primary crusher sacrificial conveyor discharge chute and an ore reclaim sacrificial conveyor discharge chute. The former is designed for a material throughput rate of 1,598 t/h and the latter 1,197 t/h; both transferring minus 300 mm material loading onto belts with a width of 1,372 mm.Apart from the innovative bifurcating chute system, two others will be installed in the secondary crushing and pebble bypass circuit.The first of these is a SAG mill screen oversize chute designed for a feed rate of 611 t/h with a maximum lump size of 75 mm. This transfer point is another example of where Weba used its extensive experience and provided an innovative solution that will eliminate direct belt impact.“This was done by splitting the chute into two, thereby avoiding direct belt impact. By doing this, we have been able to preserve belt presentation meaning not only a reduction in impact but also reduced dust and noise, and less wear on the belt,” Nienaber says. “Another advantage will be improved idler life and the belt will be running true.”“Had a conventionally designed chute been installed at this challenging transfer point, material presentation onto the conveyor belt would have been at high impact with a marked tendency for skew belt loading,” he adds.The last of the chutes in this section of the plant is a bypass circuit conveyor chute that feeds back onto the SAG mill conveyor. This is approximately a 45 degree chute reversing back on itself, and changing direction three times on itself over a height of 4 m.“This type of custom engineered solution was essential as a conventional chute would have a hard time presenting material back onto a conveyor under these conditions,” Nienaber says.Other significant advantages that Weba Chute Systems brings to bear on projects are the company’s flexibility, agility and commitment to meeting the project deadline. Nienaber explains that a portion of these Weba Chute Systems were manufactured in Turkey. “This enabled us to shorten the lead time and in so doing meet the requisite time frame for delivery,” he says.“Providing solutions to such challenging applications is not always as straightforward as it would seem, and it is through leveraging our more than 26 years of experience and applications knowledge that we are able to partner with companies across the globe to meet their exacting materials transfer needs,” Nienaber concludes.last_img read more

Oscar Pistorius brother badly hurt after headon car crash

first_imgTHE OLDER BROTHER of South African olympian and murder defendant Oscar Pistorius is in hospital after being “badly hurt” in a road crash overnight, the family said Saturday.Carl Pistorius ”was badly hurt but we are thankful that he is out of danger,” family spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess said in a statement.He had been driving along South Africa’s main N1 highway heading to Pretoria on Friday night when his car was hit head-on by another car that had swerved from the opposite side of the expressway into the oncoming traffic, she said.Carl was acquitted in May last year of culpable homicide and reckless driving over a fatal crash in 2008 in which his vehicle collided with a motorbike driven by a woman who died in hospital a few days later.Oscar Pistorius is accused of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013.BBC News reports that Carl has been near-constant presence at his younger brother’s murder trial with the athlete describing how how Carl became a “father figure” for himself and his sister after their parents’ marriage broke down and their mother died.Oscar Pistorius’s trial is set to resume next Thursday for closing arguments.© – AFP 2014 with additional reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: Oscar Pistorius denies he was drunk during nightclub row >Read: Oscar Pistorius severely traumatised and a ‘suicide risk’ >last_img read more

WWE RAW Preview Sasha Banks first match since WrestleMania King of the

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WhatsApp Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About ConcussionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:48 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Sasha Banks Snoop Dogg Videos Articles Monday Night RAW will air live tonight from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.Tonight’s show will see the continuation of the 2019 King of the Ring Tournament. This will be the conclusion of the first round of the tournament for the RAW side, which began last week. Here are the two matches that will take place tonight:Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyreThe Miz vs. Baron CorbinAlso announced for tonight is Sasha Banks taking on Natalya. This will be Banks’ first match back since WrestleMania. Banks targeted Natalya, as well as RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, in her return to RAW two weeks ago. Natalya has had her arm in a sling these past two weeks.We will also see Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley take on one-half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nikki Cross in a non-title match, as well as the follow-up to Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman winning the RAW Tag Team Championships.Wrestleview.com will have a live ongoing RAW recap tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 CT.Live Post-Show Tonight on YouTubeBe sure to join Mike and Victoria Tedesco for another edition of Post-RAW tonight on YouTube. How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Videos Articles Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? Google+ WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Facebooklast_img read more

Bahamian Cultural Icon passes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 6th 2017 – Nassau – Bahamas has now lost a cultural icon. Cleophas Adderley, founder and director of The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC) passed away yesterday after a long illness. Adderley was 62 years of age and had spent most of life showcasing Bahamian talent of the arts worldwide. He was a well-known musician and composer, and led the National Choir to perform for the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, the late Nelson Mandela, the late Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and so many others.Adderley also recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ALIV Bahamian Icon Awards in June. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Michel Pintard expressed his condolences to the family and said, ““He was a unique and iconic cultural character who dedicated his life to music and to the people of the Bahamas. His life experience led him to be involved in many facets of the community where he touched the lives of thousands through music.”Adderley started the BNYC in 1983 as part of Bahamas 10th Independence anniversary celebrations. Over the past three decades he had trained hundreds of young people, and led the BNYC to win and participate in numerous competitions both locally and internationally.Adderley also composed “Our Boys”, the first Bahamian grand opera, which was also the first opera to have been written and performed in the English-speaking Caribbean; and the composer of the first Bahamian Concert Mass, “Missa Caribe”.Adderley was the son of former Member of Parliament, late Cleophas E. Adderley and the grandson of the later R. M Bailey.Adderley will be remembered by many as a “distinguished” and “talented” scholar and musician and will be especially missed by his National Youth Choir family.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

CEO of Providenciales Airport presented with Commando Dagger

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 3, 2017 – Providenciales – John Smith, the CEO of Providenciales International Airport, was awarded a ceremonial Commando knife by the grateful UK troops who have been using PLS for the past weeks.On Monday, at an evening ceremony held in front of one of the British military’s helicopters currently at PLS, Governor Freeman thanked Wing Commander Phil Wadlow for the work he and his men had done moving people, stores and supplies around the Turks & Caicos Islands.  Wg. Cmdr. Wadlow in turn thanked Mr. Smith for his generous assistance, and the vital use of the airport given to the British forces.“It was an honour to come out here and be able to help.   We would not have been able to get anything done without the very generous use of the airport and facilities here, which have been absolutely fantastic”, said Wg Cmdr. WadlowHe was followed in thanking Mr. Smith by Lieutenant Colonel Tom Salberg, who has been based at the airport during the post-hurricane relief effort.   Lt. Col. Salberg took the opportunity to present Mr. Smith with a ceremonial Commando dagger, an emblem of 3 Commando Brigade, of which Lt. Col. Salberg’s men are part.“It’s been a privilege to work side by side with the TCI people to help the relief effort after the recent hurricanes.    The airport has been a vital location for us and we wanted to say our thanks before my team leaves TCI, and is replaced by a smaller team of specialists who can help with longer term recovery”, said Lt. Col. Salberg.“This dagger is a small, and sharp, symbol of our thanks”, he added.Press Release: TCIGPhoto captions:Header photo: Lt. Col. Salberg presents Mr Smith with his new dagger1st insert: The group at the evening ceremony2nd insert: The British military helps deliver supplies across TCI after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Related Items:last_img read more

Farmers Insurance Open concludes today at Torrey Pines Golf Course

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Dave Scott Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Dave Scott, January 28, 2018 Updated: 9:35 AMcenter_img Posted: January 28, 2018 Farmers Insurance Open concludes today at Torrey Pines Golf Course 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) — Organizers of the Farmers Insurance Open warned golf fans that parking at the event was expected to sell out Sunday.No parking passes would be sold at the Torrey Pines Golf Club event, although parking passes were to be sold online at www.farmersinsuranceopen.com/parking .Uber, Lyft and other car passengers may be dropped off and picked up at the main spectator entrance, 2880 Torrey Pines Road.Alex Noren holds a one-stroke lead over Ryan Palmer entering today’s final round of the $6.9 million Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course, seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour.Torrey Pines High alumnus Michael Kim and J.B. Holmes are tied for third, two strokes behind Noren.Tiger Woods will be playing in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open for the first time since winning the tournament in 2013. He missed the 54-hole cut in 2014, withdrew in 2015 because of pain in his back after playing 11 holes at 2-over, did not enter the tournament in 2016 and missed the traditional 36-hole cut in 2017.Woods is eight strokes off the lead in a five-way tie for 39th. He had his best score in the 2018 edition of the tournament Saturday, a 2-under 70 on the South Course in a round he described as “gross.”“It was a struggle out there,” said Woods, who is playing his first PGA Tour event in a year. “I didn’t hit it worth a darn all day. I was really struggling out there trying to find anything that was resemblance of a golf swing. But I was scoring, I was chipping, putting, I was grinding.“I was trying to miss the ball on the correct sides because I know I didn’t have it, trying to give myself the correct angles and I did that most of the day. Then I had to rely on my touch, my feel, my putting and it’s been good all week.”Woods made four birdies, including three on par 5s, and bogeys on the 11th and 16th holes.Noren shot a three-under 69 to take the lead after any round for the first time in his 36 PGA Tour starts.Noren began the round three shots off the lead. He had an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, a double-bogey on the par-4 12th hole and birdies on the 13th, 16th and 18th holes to go to 11-under 205 for the tournament.Noren is a 35-year-old from Sweden who played at Oklahoma State and mainly plays on the European Tour. This is the first time he has played in the Farmers Insurance Open.Noren’s best result on the PGA Tour was tying for fifth in the 2017 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play when he reached the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Dustin Johnson. His best finish in stroke play was tying for sixth in last year’s British Open. He has nine victories on the European Tour, including four in 2016.Noren is 19th on the Official World Golf Ranking, 11 spots below his highest ranking, which came in July.Only five times since 2000 has a player leading or sharing the lead through three rounds gone on to win the Farmers Insurance Open, most recently Woods in 2013.Palmer, the tournament leader by one shot over Jon Rahm entering Saturday’s play, shot a 1-over 73. He had a birdie on the fifth hole, bogeys on the seventh and eighth, an eagle on the 13th and bogeys on the 14th and 16th.“It was a grind,” Palmer said. “I hit a lot of solid putts, just speed was off pretty bad I thought for a while there. Got a little lazy on my golf swing the last four or five holes. Unfortunately on 14 I thought I hit it perfect and ends up a foot in the rough and dead.”The eagle on 13 “made up for the whole day,” Palmer said.“I hit a great tee shot,” with a 5 wood Palmer said, measured at 336 yards. “I knew it was enough club and I hit it perfect.”Palmer hit his second shot 259 yards, leaving him with a 44-foot, 6- inch putt for the eagle.“It rolled in like I tapped it in, it rolled in so perfect,” Palmer said.The putt prompted a roar from the crowd.“When you get those kind of roars, that’s excitement,” Palmer said. “You don’t get that very often. That was a thrill.”sunday is the 11th birthday of Palmer’s son Mason.“Hopefully I can go out (Sunday) and give my son, Mason, a big birthday present,” Palmer said. “That would be a fun way to end the day.”Mason is not at the tournament, remaining home to play in a hockey game, his father said.Palmer has three victories on the PGA Tour, most recently the 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii. The tournament winner will receive $1.242 million.Kim was among three golfers tied for sixth, four shots off the lead, entering the round, then shot a 2-under 70, with four birdies and bogeys on the 11th and 15th holes.“Hit it really good all day, got some putts to go, and within range I feel like of the lead heading into tomorrow, so feel good about today,” Kim said. “I feel super comfortable at this place, more so than I feel like anybody else because I’ve got the number of rounds in.”Rahm, the tournament’s defending champion who would move into first in the Official World Golf Ranking with a victory, hit his second shot on the 18th hole into the greenside water hazard, en route to a double-bogey 7, completing his round at 3-over 75, dropping into a five-way tie for 12th, four strokes off the lead.Rahm also had bogeys on the second, third, fourth and 12th holes and birdies on the first, sixth and 10th. last_img read more

SELECTMEN NEWS Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonights Meeting May 14

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets this Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7pm at Town Hall (Room 9).There is a great deal of of noteworthy items on the agenda, including:Selectmen will choose a new Chairman.Selectmen will hear presentation from Planning Director Valerie Gingrich regarding Over 55 Affordable Housing at Spruce Farm. Selectmen will then consider signing the necessary application and submitting it to the Department of Housing & Community Development.Selectmen will also hear a presentation from Planning Director Valerie Gingrich regarding an Inter-Muncipal Agreement for Regional Housing Services Office. Selectmen will then consider signing the agreement.Selectmen will hear a presentation from Recreation Director Karen Campbell regarding the town’s field use policy. Selectmen will then consider accepting the policy.Selectmen will consider the request of Recreation Director Karen Campbell to the use the Town Common and Gazebo for Concerts on the Common on Wednesdays, July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1, with Thursday night rain dates.Selectmen will consider the request of Veterans Services Director Lou Cimaglia, and Friends of Tim Ryan organization, to install a memorial bench in the Veterans’ Lot at Wildwood Cemetery.Selectmen will consider approving the TIF agreement with Analog Devices and submitting the necessary application to the Economic Assistance Coordinating Council.Selectmen will establish a schedule for interviewing for Town Counsel candidates.Selectmen will consider a Common Victualer License for the new owner of Heav’nly Donuts.Town Manager Jeff Hull will update Selectmen on the deployment of AED units on Town Property.An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6:15pm to discuss firefighter contract negotiations.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends to report on each of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting — over the next two weeks. Wilmington Apple typically live-tweets the meeting HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Analog Devices Expansion, Ristuccia Arena, Open Space, Flood Insurance On Agenda For MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Childhood Cancer Study, Olin, Cook Ave., Recreation Dept. Update On Agenda For Tonight’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Need For Fire Substation At Wednesday, August 7 MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

Voting Is Light But Steady So Far In Houstons South Belt Area

first_imgEd MayberryScarsdale voting location Ed MayberryScarsdale voting locationEd Mayberry speaks with voters at a South Belt area polling location. One voter explains why he likes to wait until Election Day to vote.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:53 X Share Listenlast_img

Make Your Christmas Tree Last Past Holidays… Like Houston

first_imgCity of Houston leaders say mulching the tree is an appropriate way to end the holidays.Since 1991, 23 million pounds of trees have been recycled in Houston.“There is one more gift that we can make to our community which is save valuable landfill, air space,  mulch this material, bring it back into the cities, so that we can grow flowers and gardens and keep the city as beautiful as it has been,” Harry Hayes, director of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department.The mulch is given to the company Living Earth Houston to be sold and some proceeds go to help fund the city’s recycling program.If you want to recycle your Christmas tree there are 24 locations across Houston. – / 5 X Listen center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /00:54last_img read more

Cell Phones as Bar Code Scanners

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Though much of the marketing via mobile phones has focused on content sent to phones, today’s handheld interactive devices offer another promotional opportunity–one that Japanese businesses are already profiting from. Using bar code scanners added to camera phones and PDAs, customers can scan bar codes in-store and conduct price checks, or take a photo of a bar code with their web-enabled mobile device, then e-mail the code in to get more information or a special offer.Mobile devices in the U.S. are already equipped with these capabilities and might even include bar code scanners, but U.S. consumers haven’t jumped on the scanning bandwagon–yet. “It’s on a fast path for widespread adoption by U.S. businesses,” says David Hogan, chief information officer of the National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group.Companies like NextCode and PaperClip assign designations to pre-existing bar codes so web-enabled mobile devices connect that code with a particular website, eliminating time-consuming texting on tiny keyboards. The applications are numerous, says Hogan. “Customers can simply download a coupon or discount, or be connected to information about [a product].”Hogan says the technology is relatively new in the U.S., but expects it to gain popularity within the next couple of years. “It allows consumers to buy or compare prices online or drives them into stores through special offers.” This story appears in the September 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global September 1, 2006 Register Now »last_img read more

New Razer Blade Stealth Handson Now Its a Real Gaming Laptop

first_imgDesignWell isn’t this a sexy little minx! Weighing 3 pounds and measuring 0.58 inches, the Stealth’s black aluminum frame slid into my backpack with ease. It’s gotten that boxy makeover similar to that of the Blade 15, giving it a retro-chic look that I dig. If I have one complaint, it’s that Razer got rid of the glowing snake emblem on the lid. I like standing out in a crowd, but that’s just me. AdvertisementAt 2.8 pounds, 12 x 8.3 x 0.6-inches, the Blade Stealth is right on a par with the Dell XPS 13 (2.7 pounds, 12 x 8 x 5 inches), the Asus ZenBook S (2.4 pounds, 12 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches and the Apple MacBook Air (2.8 pounds, 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches.MORE: Which Razer Laptop Is Right for You? Blade vs Stealth vs ProDisplay Razer continues to make its case for the thin-and-light crown with its latest take on the Razer Blade Stealth. It’s the first time Razer’s ultraportable will feature a discrete graphics card, bringing work and a little play in a stunning 13-inch chassis.Razer’s given me a little early access action, so I’ve spent the weekend playing and working with the Blade Stealth –– here are my first impressions. Razer Blade Stealth (2018) First ImpressionsWe spent a weekend with the new Razer Blade Stealth before launch, check out what we thought.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/razer-blade-stealth-2018-price-specs?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:4802:48Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoForbesAmerica’s Richest Self-Made WomenForbesUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisementcenter_img We haven’t tested the nits or brightness of the Blade’s 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 matte display yet. But when the head of our video department saw the Blade, he was really taken with the panel’s vividness. And when I watched the trailer for Jinn, I was equally enthralled. Details were distinct enough that I could see flyaway strands of hair in the lead actress’ loosely-coiled curls. Colors from her lilac hair, gold hoop earrings and jet-black top seemed to pop from the screen.Those dazzling colors held up during my Borderlands 2 playthrough. I sent a pack of Billymongs scrambling after I tossed a corrosive grenade, splashing their pristine white coats with neon green goo. The technicolor fun only continued when I switched to a sniper rifle loaded with incendiary bullets, setting the beasts ablaze in a cheery red-orange glow.KeyboardWhen I review Razer laptops, I’m constantly dinging them for their shallow keyboards. And from the feel of this Blade Stealth, I don’t think that’s going to change. However, typing on this iteration of the keyboard was more comfortable than previous models. It seems that Razer found a way to add a bit more pop to the island-style keyboards since I didn’t find myself bottoming out. I hit my usual 70 words per minute on the 10fastfingers typing test, so that was a plus.Fans of Chroma (like myself), will be happy to know that the captivating jewel-toned lighting is front and center on the new Blade. There is, however, one notable difference. Instead of having the ability to assign RGB lighting to each individual key, the keyboard is now one large zone. That means if you want one key to flash purple, they’re all going to. It’s a bit of a bummer, but it’s hard to be mad at something so pretty.My biggest complaint concerning the keyboard is the Right Shift and Enter keys which are woefully undersized in favor of the direction keys. Being that I rarely ever make use of those keys, I wish they could have been condensed or even left off the keyboard altogether. As it stands, I was constantly second-guessing my finger placement when it came time to capitalize a word. I got used to the shrimpy key over time, but being that the Stealth is positioned as a mobile productivity machine, I really could have used the regular-sized Shift key.GamingWhile you could always play games that weren’t particularly graphically taxing on a system with integrated graphics, the catalog was severely limited. Razer has expanded your options a bit by adding a discrete Nvidia GeForce MTX 150 GPU with 4 GB of VRAM. I had a blast revisiting the wilds of Pandora in Borderlands 2, particularly when I unleashed my Mechromancer’s massive robot upon an outgunned squad of bandits. Bullets and bodies flew without a single drop in frame rate.Now before you go and fire up Battlefield V or Destiny 2, keep in mind that all discrete GPUs aren’t created equal. In the grand scheme of things, MX 150 means that you can play older titles like BioShock Infinite or Borderlands 2 with no problem. Trying anything really graphically taxing will result in a stuttering mess.And like most gaming laptops, when you’re not gaming, the Stealth automatically switches over to its Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU thanks to Nvidia’s Optimus technology.PerformanceThe Blade Stealth is outfitted with a 1.8-GHz Intel Core i7-8565U processor with 16 GB of RAM. It’s one of the first laptops to feature Intel’s new Whiskey Lake chips, which has a higher clock speed than its Coffee Lake counterparts. Intel also claims Whiskey Lake CPUs will offer twice the overall performance of a 5-year system, but offered no comparison to last year’s Kaby Lake chips.The notebook had no problem streaming an episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix with 20 additional tabs in Google Chrome, some of which were running Twitch or Tweetdeck with seemingly minimal effort. I’m looking forward to putting the laptop through its paces with our synthetic tests. As it stands, it looks like it will go toe-to-toe with the Dell XPS 13 and Huawei MateBook X Pro.MORE: Best Gaming LaptopsBattery LifeI haven’t yet had the opportunity to run our battery test on the new Blade Stealth. What I can tell you is that I played Borderlands 2 on the Blade Stealth for a little over 4 hours before I got the low battery warning. When I was just watching video or working on this write up, the time rose to 6 hours.  But I’m eager to see how the laptop holds up on our benchmark as Razer laptops have slowly, but surely improved their endurance over the years.ConfigurationsI spent the weekend gaming, working and watching video on the $1,599 pre-production model of the new Razer Blade Stealth. The laptop features a 1.8-GHz Intel Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake processor with 16 GB of RAM, a 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD, a Nvidia GeForce MTX 150 GPU with 4 GB of VRAM, an Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU and a 1920 x 1080 non-touch panel. The base model is $200 cheaper, but you miss out on the discrete graphics.Bottom LineAfter a weekend with the new Blade Stealth, I’m pretty excited to get the laptop into the lab for some real testing. My biggest takeaway from the experience, that while you can play a lot more games with the MX 150 GPU, the Blade Stealth isn’t meant to be your mainstream gaming rig. That is of course, unless you have a Razer Core or a Thunderbolt-compatible eGPU. Other noteworthy specs include a stare-inducing display and a gorgeous Chroma keyboard that’s comfortable to type on, but is sullied by specific undersized keys. Overall, my early testing shows that Razer is becoming a serious force to be reckoned with in the ultraportable space.Razer LaptopsRazer Gaming Laptops – Brand Rating and Report CardBest Laptopslast_img read more

APTMS unveils new partnership

first_imgAsia Pacific Travel Marketing Services (APTMS) has announced its latest partnership, teaming up with Go West Tours.Go West Tours will add to APTMS’s range of representation products in the United States of America and Canada. APTMS managing director Kylee Kay, said that it is exciting to add touring of the USA to the company’s portfolio of product.“The announcement of this partnership firmly cements our dedication to the destination and our ability to advise agents and wholesalers on available options right throughout America.  We understand well that travellers looking to go to USA are increasingly 2nd and 3rd time travellers and it is our mission to ensure differentiated product offering is availed,” Ms Kay said.“Go West Tours offers a very competitive rate and a quality product.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with their extremely professional team.” Go West Tours started in 1992 from a passion for the American West which gradually grew to encompass the entire United States and Canada, it is based in San Francisco, with a presence in New York City, Los Angeles and Montréal.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

Hotelscoms Captain Obvious joins presidential race

first_imgHotels.com’s Captain Obvious joins Presidential RaceCaptain Obvious™, the biggest fan of Hotels.com®, has decided to join the 2016 presidential race. And he’s doing so in the best way he knows how, by physically running. He believes he is fit to win the race. He’s seen the other candidates, and doesn’t think they seem fit at all.Beginning with a national TV commercial airing tonight, Captain Obvious will spend the next several months running across the nation training and monitoring the pulse of the country – and his own pulse. Throughout the race, he will be promoting Hotels.com because it’s simple to book a room, and because he really needs a place to sleep at night.Hotels.com estimates that any given presidential candidate would spend more than $405,000 on hotels* during the primaries and caucuses in 2016. If they were Hotels.com® Rewards members, they’d save more than $40,000 on nights because for every 10 nights you book and stay, you get one free.Captain Obvious’ race for President will be shared with the public through social media including his Twitter-verified account @CaptainObvious, the hashtag #ObviousPresident, additional TV spots, a website, and online content beginning today through November. At CaptainObviousRunsForPresident.com, supporters can follow his presidential race, download a media kit, see the latest TV commercials, share Captain Obvious GIFs and watch 51 video messages from Captain Obvious made for every state and Washington D.C.The campaign was created by CP+B, the advertising agency of record for Hotels.com. Continued marketing support for his race will include additional TV spots in mid-March, interactive online videos and live events featuring Captain Obvious himself.Follow @CaptainObvious on Twitter for his remarks on big presidential moments as they happen and catch his live-tweets during the upcoming presidential debates, starting with the debate in Houston this Thursday, February 25. Follow Captain ObviousSource = Hotels.comlast_img read more