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Detrimental Reliance on a Subject Matter Expert – Episode 117

first_imgIf you need a SME forever, you can’t be a trusted advisor. It’s okay to need a subject matter expert, but as you work with them, you should learn their schtick well enough to be fluent and conversational.last_img

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India echoes – but faintly –at Oscars 2018

first_imgSridevi “actress” smiled gently from the giant screens and so did “actor-producer” Shashi Kapoor as the Academy Awards 2018 remembered those who passed away in the year gone by, taking the fragile India-Oscar connect a step further.Indian films have never won at the Oscars but that seemed to matter little today as millions of Indian fans woke up at the crack of dawn to watch the awards ceremony live from the Dolby Theatre — and sighed wistfully at the honourable mentions of two of Indian cinema’s greatest in the “In Memoriam” section.Read it at New Indian Express Related Itemslast_img read more

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Our pick of the month: Glamour at a click

first_imgThe boutique store, Ozel studio has launched a dedicated site to cater to their Indian clientele. Retailing the latest collection of fashionable jewellery, designer collections and accessories, the site is a great option for young fashionistas in Punjab. Works by internationally acclaimed designers such as Marchesa, BodyAMR and Sass and,The boutique store, Ozel studio has launched a dedicated site to cater to their Indian clientele. Retailing the latest collection of fashionable jewellery, designer collections and accessories, the site is a great option for young fashionistas in Punjab. Works by internationally acclaimed designers such as Marchesa, BodyAMR and Sass and Bide, whose outfits have been sported by celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry and Oprah Winfrey, will be on offer. Selections from accessory brands such as Butterfly twist and Majique will also be on offer.For futher details, log onto: ozel.co.inlast_img read more

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iPhone 8 photo reveals its edge-to-edge screen, hints at fingerprint sensor under display

first_imgApple, or rather the rumour mill around the Apple iPhone 8, has kept the company fans busy this year. The iPhone 8 rumours have constantly been pouring in bits and pieces. Adding to all the existing rumours, Evan Blass, the famous tipster from Twitter, has now put up a new image on Twitter, claiming it to be an iPhone 8 encased in a bulky frame from Urban Armor Gear.The image leaves almost nothing to imagination and reveals the iPhone in its full glory. What catches the eye is the huge expansive display of the phone with no bezels in view. The phone has seriously massive screen and looks like Apple has completely done away with the bezels this time. Further, the photo reveals a notch at the top that houses the sensors, camera and the earpiece.The iPhone 8 is a very important phone for Apple considering that it will mark the ten years of the iPhone. The phone is expected to come in late September or early October and have been exposed to several rumours in the past. While the new image leaked by Blass reveals that the phone could come with radical edge-to-edge display, past rumours suggest that the phone could sport 5.8-inch 2.5D curved TrueTone OLED display. The dual rear cameras of the iPhone 8 could be aligned vertically.Another interesting bit about the latest leaked image of the iPhone 8 is absence of the home button and fingerprint sensor. Chances are that the functionality for both has been moved under the big display of the phone. If accurate, this will also mark a major engineering breakthrough in the design of smartphones.advertisementAlso Read: iPhone 8 specs and key features leak, this year’s iPhone will be truly differentOne of the strongest rumours regarding the iPhone 8, that has recently come from HomePod firmware,  is that the iPhone 8 could not come with the Touch ID sensor laid beneath its display. There are talks that the iPhone 8 could be delayed, mainly because Apple is unclear with the Touch ID sensor ‘s placement in the phone.There is a buzz that the iPhone 8 could come with a 3D face unlocking which will allow users to securely log-in and authenticate payments. Further, the infrared camera in the phone would help the phone detect user’s face even in the dark.The HomePod firmware has also confirmed that the upcoming iPhone 8 will also have a Nokia like tap feature that will allow users to unlock the phone with just single tap or double tap. The report has also confirmed that the iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone to support quick charging and wireless charging. Other features expected on board are IP68 waterproofing, 3D touch module, radical overhaul of camera design and a powerful A11 processor.last_img read more

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New Orleans Wins NBA Draft Lottery, Right To Pick No. 1 (Pics,Vid)

first_imgCHICAGO — Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans.That may be changing very soon.The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him with Anthony Davis, in what would immediately become one of the league’s most intriguing frontcourt duos.“I don’t believe the universe makes mistakes,” said David Griffin, who is barely a month into his tenure as New Orleans’ executive vice president of basketball operations. “I just think we have something special going on.”Duke’s Zion Williamson arrives for the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)Griffin doesn’t play the lottery, unless the jackpot is one of those billion-dollar-type enormous ones.Maybe he should. The ping-pong balls seem to bounce his way a lot.Griffin was with Cleveland when the Cavaliers won the lottery in 2011, 2013 and 2014. And now it’s the Pelicans, his new employer, which has struck lottery gold. They defied the odds to do it; the Pelicans entered the lottery with a 6% chance of winning the No. 1 pick for the June 20 draft.So now, instead of going into a summer where they may have traded Davis — the player New Orleans got when it won the lottery in 2012, the player who was openly disgruntled this season — the Pelicans have a chance at becoming much better, and fast.“This just jump-starts the process,” Griffin said. “It’ll be harder for me to mess it up than it would have been before this.”Memphis will choose second, New York third and the Los Angeles Lakers will pick fourth. The Pelicans, Grizzlies and Lakers all moved up to get a top-four spot; New York, Phoenix and Cleveland had the best odds of winning the lottery at 14% each, and none of those clubs even got a top-two pick.The lottery had a new format this year, one that the league hoped would even the playing field in a number of ways and didn’t make all-out tanking a more enticing option to teams looking to maximize their chance at securing the No. 1 pick.Duke’s Zion Williamson stands with his young brother Noah Anderson before the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)The Knicks, Suns and Cavs didn’t have much interest in winning this season, with none winning more than 19 games. The ping-pong balls apparently weren’t interested in having them win the lottery, either.“I don’t think you should ever not play to win basketball games,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “I don’t see where it would help you.”Cleveland will pick fifth, followed by Phoenix, Chicago and Atlanta. Washington has the No. 9 pick, Atlanta goes again at 10 and Minnesota is at No. 11. Charlotte is next up, followed by Miami at 13 and Boston at 14. That pick was conveyed to the Celtics by Sacramento as part of an earlier trade.The Hawks felt they were big winners, too, after getting two top-10 picks.“There are always good players,” said Hawks guard Kevin Huerter, the No. 19 pick in last year’s draft and part of Atlanta’s contingent at the lottery. “Every team just has to go out and find them.”David Griffin, New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, gets a hug from head coach Alvin Gentry after it was announced that their team had won the first pick during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)UCF center Tacko Fall, the 7-foot-6 draft hopeful, played against Williamson in the second round of the NCAA tournament — a 77-76 Duke victory that went down to the very last moment, a game where Williamson scored 32 points. Fall was asked Tuesday who he would take with the No. 1 pick in this draft, and he did not hesitate for even a second before answering.“Zion,” Fall said. “He’s a once-in-a-generation player. I’d seen him on TV a lot, but when you play against this kid, you just see it. He’s different.”Murray State’s Ja Morant, projected by many as a strong candidate to be chosen No. 2 overall, was among the players in the audience viewing the proceedings.“I don’t have any reaction,” Morant said. “I was just excited to be here and be in the position that I’m in and just to see how it all played out. Honestly, I don’t know what number or where I’ll land. Obviously, whatever team drafts me, I’ll be happy to go there and bring it every night.”Williamson was one of three now-former Duke starters at the lottery — R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish were among the invited players as well.Barrett and Reddish don’t know where they’re heading.Williamson now has a pretty good idea.Aided by a lucky tie that came from Cavaliers executive Jeff Cohen — the one Cohen wore for all three of Cleveland’s lottery wins, and one Griffin insisted he get to use this year — along with an angel pin that belonged to his grandmother and the winning ping-pong ball combination of 7-4-12-13, Griffin is already off to a flying start in New Orleans.And maybe Davis will be more interested in staying now.“I don’t think it’ll play into it hugely,” Griffin said. “If he was open-minded to believing that we could build a winner around him, he’s more open-minded to it. … We’re going to build something that we hope everyone wants to be part of and I believed very strongly Anthony’s going to want to be part of that whether we win this or not. I think when you have elite talent, that tends to attract other truly elite talent.”By: Tim Reynolds, AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Football transfer rumours: Theo Walcott going back to Southampton?

first_img“Southampton are ready to end Theo Walcott’s Arsenal misery,” trumpets the Express in a back-page exclusive, “and take him back to the club where he began his career.” The Gunners, they report, are preparing “a January clear-out” to “bring in funds” in the laughably optimistic belief that Arsène Wenger might be about to “reshape his side”, while the Saints “are looking to boost their firepower”, all of which creates a perfect storm of emotional-homecoming-shaped proportions. If there’s going to be any competition it might come from Internazionale, with Everton and West Ham also “admirers”. “Walcott has admitted he still has a soft spot for the club,” they conclude of Southampton, “who would look to pay about £12-£15m to bring him back to St Mary’s.” Theo Walcott Topics Read more Share on Twitter Listen The Gunners of course bought Walcott in 2006 when he was bright and new and brimming with youthful promise. Now there’s a new youngster in Arsenal’s sights, and it’s Trabzonspor’s 18-year-old midfield tyro Abdulkadir Omur. The player, reports the Sun, “can operate in central midfield or on the right wing”. Its source is the former Trabzonspor coach Sadi Tekelioglu. “Arsenal want to sign Abdulkadir,” he says. “I heard that Atlético Madrid are interested in him as well, but Arsenal are ahead of them in the race. Arsène Wenger does a good job when it comes to discovering young players.” According to Talksport, however, Bayern Munich are going to blow both Arsenal and Atlético out of the water with an offer of £35m plus a two-year loan-back. “It’s understood that Arsenal are yet to initiate contact with the Turkish club and could well miss out,” they conclude.Talking of Turkey, Fenerbahce are ready to end Daley Blind’s Manchester United misery, with the Sun saying that “it has been suggested that Blind is growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of opportunities in the United matchday squad”. After playing every minute of United’s three league games in August, Blind played only a single minute of their four matches in September, spending two others on the bench and not even making the squad for the other, a situation that has led to maximal disgruntlement in the Blind houshold. “Now he faces a decision whether to stay at United for the entire season and hope for a change of fortunes, or seek a move elsewhere in January,” we’re told. Much will apparently depend on whether Holland somehow qualify for the World Cup, in which case Blind may have to move to maximise his chances of inclusion in their squad.Liverpool have been scouting the 18-year-old Bayer Leverkusen prodigy Kai Havertz, who not only captained Germany’s Under-19s in their 5-1 midweek win over Belarus but scored four goals – two of them penalties – and set up the other. The player, reports the Mail, “has already broken into Leverkusen’s first team and has been compared to Michael Ballack and Mesut Özil”. But the Reds should expect serious competition should they decide to press the big red transfer button, as Manchester United and Arsenal also had representatives at the match. Meanwhile Liverpool’s hopes of signing another wildly promising 18-year-old, the Inter defender Zinho Vanheusden, are dimming with the Italian side determined to tie the young defender to a lengthy new contract. Share on Pinterest Rumour mill Chelsea have not given up on Alex Sandro, and are saving up their pennies so that they can offer £70m for Juventus’s Brazilian wing-back in January. Paris Saint-Germain’s transfer-negotiating squad meanwhile are stroking their chins and trying to decide whether to concentrate on Gianluigi Donnarumma from Milan or Jan Oblak from Atlético Madrid when they come to replace their goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola, which they will very soon according to Calciomercato. “Much will depend on whether Milan qualify for next season’s Champions League,” they conclude, suggesting that should they fail the idea of their young goalkeeper hotfooting it to Paris would become less Donna-rumour and more Donna-fact. Football transfer rumours: Jack Harrison to Manchester United or City? Share on Messengercenter_img Share on LinkedIn Arsenal Share on Facebook Transfer window Share on WhatsApp Football Bale woes, the power of Babel and Icelandic wickets – Football Weekly Extra Share via Email features Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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10 months agoNantes coach Halilhodzic upset with Kita over Cardiff Sala talks

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Nantes coach Halilhodzic upset with Kita over Cardiff Sala talksby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNantes coach Vahid Halilhodzic is demanding club owner Waldemar Kita keep hold of Emiliano Sala.Kita is locked in talks with Cardiff City about a fee for the striker – a move which Halihodzic is unhappy about.The coach said, “If I’m not happy, I know what I’ll have to do, do not worry.”We must understand why the president wants to sell a player while the club is in deficit. But who will assume if the club goes down in Ligue 2? There can be many things happening. “Football is a liar in poker.” last_img read more

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IPL 2019: Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler not happy after RR almost mess it up vs MI

first_img Rajarshi Gupta MumbaiApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 21:23 IST Ajinkya Rahane said disappointed with Rajasthan Royals’ performance after Jos Buttler’s brilliance (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjinkya Rahane wants his RR teammates to learn from their mistakes after winning vs MIRahane said he was not happy with the lower-order collapse after Jos Buttler’s brillianceJos Buttler said he should have carried on and finished the game for his team on SaturdayAjinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler were satisfied with a nail-biting victory for Rajasthan Royals over Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium but men agreed there was plenty to do and improve after securing only the second win for the team in the 2019 Indian Premier League.Ajinjya Rahane smashed a quickfire 37 while Jos Buttler, his opening partner, hit a 43-ball 89 and won the man-of-the-match award after Rajasthan Royals chased down 188 against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. The two shared an opening stand of 60 but the Royals lost their way a little in the end before finally crossing the finish line with 4 wickets in hand.Rahane, captain of the Rajasthan Royals, said he was not happy with the way his team played despite being in top gear against Mumbai Indians. Thanks to Buttler’s assault on Alzarri Joseph when he took 28 runs in a single over, the Royals were on the doorstep to victory before a collapse left them shaken.When Jos Buttler fell to Rahul Chahar in the 14th over, Rajasthan Royals needed 41 runs off 58 balls. Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi looked in control but RR lost 4 wickets for 4 runs in a space of 7 balls and there were some nervous moments in the dressing room.Ajinkya Rahane said his team should learn from these mistakes.”Not really happy with the way we played,” Rahane said at the post-match presentation ceremony. “Because of Buttler.. that one over (off Joseph) changed the game. But the guys should learn from their mistakes. 30 off 30.. we should have won easily. There’s a lot to learn from this game.advertisement”I am sure there will be discussions in the dressing room but yes, we will take this win any day. There is no stress because games are going close especially in this IPL..”We have been playing good cricket but not able to finish those close moments but yes there was a bit of nervousness inside but we believed Gopal and Gowtham to finish the game for us. Buttler was terrific against the spinners in the middle overs,” he said.Meanwhile, Jos Buttler felt he should have stayed till the end and finished the game for Rajasthan Royals.”We were a little twitchy in the last couple of overs but great to get a win and we desperately needed it. It is great to contribute to your team and I am playing the best cricket I have played for a prolonged period of time.”I was very disappointed to get out when I did. When you give quality teams a litlte bit of a sniff, then they get back in the game. So very disappointing not to carry through and be there at the end,” he said.Also Read | MI vs RR Live Score, IPL 2019: Buttler in top gear after Rahane exit in 188 chaseAlso Read | Shakib relates to Dhoni’s outburst at umpires: I did the same in Nidahas TrophyAlso Read | IPL 2019: Jos Buttler 89 scripts Rajasthan Royals victory over Mumbai IndiansAlso Watch | KKR head coach Jacques Kallis explains why he is in awe of Andre RusselFor 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow MI vs RR IPL 2019: Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler not happy after RR almost mess it up vs MIIPL 2019: Ajinkya Rahane was not happy with the collapse at the end before Rajasthan Royals secured a thrilling win over Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Jos Buttler said he should have stayed till the end to finish the game.advertisementlast_img read more

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Ottawa considers approval of BC methane rules called weak in report

first_imgThe federal government has proposed accepting British Columbia’s rules to cut methane emissions that cause climate change despite an independent report that says the regulations would be weaker than Ottawa’s.Some environmental groups fear the same could happen in Alberta and Saskatchewan, which they say would make it harder for Canada to meet its greenhouse gas commitments.“It’s a weak first step,” said Jan Gorski of the Pembina Institute, a clean energy think-tank. “If they’re willing to approve regulations that are subpar in B.C., then it really puts the opportunity to meet the climate goals at risk.”Methane is a greenhouse gas between 30 and 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Almost half of Canada’s methane emissions leak from oil and gas facilities and the governing Liberals have announced targets to reduce them by 45 per cent.On the weekend, the federal government announced the start of a consultation period for accepting B.C.’s proposed regulations instead of those developed in Ottawa.“(The B.C. proposal) will result in methane emission reductions that meet the expected impact,” says a government document.But in February, an independent scientific review of fracking commissioned by the B.C. government concluded the province’s proposed rules weren’t as stringent as the federal ones.Under B.C.’s proposals, a leaking well could emit more than twice the amount of methane than Ottawa will allow when its rules come into effect next year.“Potentially, a leaking well can exceed the federal limit,” the review says.The review also points out that the province would reduce the amount of inspection and leak detection that federal rules require.Federal rules will require inspections at least three times a year. British Columbia would require them once yearly.The energy industry supports methane reduction goals. But it has said the best way to achieve them is to let producers focus on an overall target instead of requiring standard testing for all facilities. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers argues that focusing on the largest emitters instead of imposing across-the-board inspections would give the biggest bang for the buck. “The incremental volume of leaks detected and repaired with a survey frequency of three times per year … has not been high and,consequently, may result in much higher abatement costs,” the association said in a letter to B.C.’s regulator.  The problem, said Gorksi, is that it’s tough to measure how much methane escapes from large emitters.“What they’re proposing is an outcome-based regulation. For that kind of regulation to work, you need really good data.”Alberta and Saskatchewan have proposed similar outcome-based approaches for methane reduction. Gorski said rules drafted by both provinces would fall short of Ottawa’s reduction costs.  Previous studies suggest industry estimates of methane emissions from oil and gas fields — especially heavy oil fields — are far low of the mark. The B.C.-commissioned review quotes similar evidence.“Leakage incident rates are strongly influenced by reporting standards rather than actual well failure rate,” it says. Gorski said requiring producers to use best practices everywhere is the surest way to meet the reduction targets.— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960 Bob Weber, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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UN alarm at reports that Sudanese police attack displaced camp in South

“Such actions severely threaten the safety and security of civilians, who have a right to protection under international humanitarian law,” UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters today in New York as she urged restraint.The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan has called for the immediate establishment of a humanitarian corridor at the Kalma camp, which is home to about 80,000 IDPs, so that the injured may be evacuated.The joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has sent police and military patrols to Kalma to confirm the details of the incident and provide any assistance needed.Ms. Okabe added that the mission’s leadership is extremely concerned by today’s incident, stressing that the circumstances will be investigated and the entire situation is being closely monitored.UNAMID has also reported banditry by Janjaweed militiamen at two IDP camps in West Darfur state and inter-tribal clashes in a South Darfur village.The mission has been in place in Darfur since the start of the year in a bid to try to quell the deadly fighting and humanitarian suffering that has afflicted the impoverished Sudanese region since 2003.In the past five years an estimated 300,000 people have been killed, either through direct combat, disease, malnutrition or reduced life expectancy, while another 2.7 million people have been forced to flee from their homes because of fighting between rebels, Government forces and allied Janjaweed. 25 August 2008The United Nations has voiced grave concern over reports that Sudanese police vehicles today surrounded a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Darfur and that civilians were killed during subsequent attacks inside the camp. read more

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UNESCO chief voices concern about Israels announcement on holy sites

Israel says it is adding the tombs of the biblical patriarch Abraham in Hebron and the biblical matriarch Rachel in Bethlehem to its list of national heritage sites, sparking concern from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, who warned against moves that could prejudice the resumption of peace talks.Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), endorsed Mr. Serry’s view that these sites are “of historical and religious significance not only to Judaism but also to Islam, and to Christianity as well.” She reiterated UNESCO’s long-standing conviction that cultural heritage should serve as a means for dialogue, according to a news release issued by the Paris-based agency.Mr. Ban discussed the issue with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Israel, Ehud Barak, when the two met earlier this week in New York. The Secretary-General voiced regret at certain recent developments on the ground, including Israel’s announcement about the holy sites. Mr. Serry also discussed the issue with Israeli President Shimon Peres, who assured him that Israel intended to fully respect religious rights in places of worship.UNESCO has been mandated by its member States to provide assistance to the Palestinian Authority in the fields of education and culture. It has been working with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian civil society to protect and preserve the cultural heritage sites in the West Bank and is committed to continue doing so, the agency stated. The Director-General is committed to strengthening “UNESCO’s financial and technical assistance to the Palestinian educational and cultural institutions in order to address new needs and problems resulting from recent developments,” it added. 26 February 2010The head of the lead United Nations agency on education and culture has added her voice to those expressing concern at Israel’s announcement that it is adding two holy sites in occupied Palestinian territory to its list of national heritage sites. read more

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Track and Field KarenDennis led Ohio State takes part in firstever Power

Coach Karen Dennis sits front and center during her teams celebration after her team won theBig Ten Championship on Saturday Feb. 24, 2018 at Spire Institute in Geneva, OH. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterThere are only five men’s and women’s track and field programs in the Power Five led by women. This weekend in Los Angeles all five of those programs, including director of track and field and cross country Karen Dennis-led Ohio State, will compete in the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge.Tennessee, Miami, USC, Ole Miss and Ohio State will compete in the meet.This is the first time a meet that has a woman as the dual-program director for each team competing.“It’s groundbreaking. But for me, I am hoping that it is an awaking so to speak for other programs to consider making women the primary coach,” Dennis said.Dennis has been a coach since 1977 and has seen the difficulties of women becoming coaches first-hand for decades. “I was insulted that men were expected to coach women, but I thought that women who knew the sport were equally or better than men,” Dennis said. “For me this has been a evolution of my career, where the sport has changed and I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of that change.”During the indoor season, Dennis became the first woman to win the Big Ten Men’s Coach of the Year. The meet offers Ohio State a chance for redemption against high-profile national programs after a disappointing performance at the indoor NCAA indoor championship meet.Men’s previewOhio State’s 4×400-meter relay team will meet its toughest opponent on the track in USC. The Trojans broke the world record with a time of 3:00.77 during the NCAA indoor national championships. Early in the season, teams will test their rosters and split up their relay teams, which Ohio State did at the Black and Gold Challenge. Dennis said that won’t be the case this weekend, due to the meet being higher profile.“You don’t want to invite all of these people down here and have a watered-down meet,” Dennis said.One of the other major matchups will involve Ohio State sophomore Alexander Lomong in the 800-meter run. Lomong, Mississippi’s Waleed Suliman and USC’s Robert Ford are all within a second of each other’s personal-best times.Lomong said he has focused on running long distances in order to help his body endure the race pace for the length of 800 meters. Field events might be an opportunity for Ohio State to separate itself from the competition. Senior Cole Gorski is coming off a record-breaking pole vault performance last week and his strongest competition has a chance to be his teammate, junior Coty Cobb.Women’s previewSenior Maggie Barrie will match up against All-American talent in the 400-meter dash. USC’s Kendall Ellis won the indoor national championship two weeks ago. Freshman Aziza Ayoub, Miami’s Kayla Johnson and Ole Miss’s Maddie McHugh all have personal bests separated by fewer than two seconds.Junior Sade Olatoye will face Ole Miss’s Janeah Stewart in shot put. Stewart and Olatoye faced off several times during the indoor season. read more

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Ohio State dodgeball team set to host national tournament

A national tournament is coming to Ohio State. The sport involves throwing a round ball. If you guessed baseball, you’re wrong.The Ohio State club dodgeball team is set to host the sport’s national tournament at the RPAC Saturday and Sunday.Ohio State (6-5) is a founding member of the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association, which started in 2002. OSU has attended every national tournament and has two championships, 2005 and 2006.The Buckeyes have played in three tournaments so far this season including the Round Robin tournament at OSU, the Redhawk invitational at the University of Miami University (Ohio), and the Ohio Dodgeball Cup at Kent State University.Jeff Starr, a second-year engineering student and club dodgeball member said OSU should have won more games this year and that the team is better than its record reflects. He is expecting a good result this weekend at nationals.“I think that we will actually do amazing,” Starr said. “We’ve been really close with a lot of the top teams and a lot of those tournaments, we didn’t have all of our guys. We weren’t all 100 percent. I think everyone is going to be ready to go, 100 percent.”Currently there are between 25 and 30 active members, coach, and OSU alumnus, Jude DuPart said.DuPart said not all members travel to tournaments because of midterms or scheduling conflicts, which is the reason some teams play more matches than other teams.“It really varies on how much traveling you can do. So the teams up in Michigan that are a stone’s throw away … there’s four teams up there that are all about two hours to 30 minutes away from each other,” DuPart said.DuPart said the biggest benefit of having the tournament at home is getting more players involved.“We’ll definitely be able to see a lot more kids get out there and play,” DuPart said. “A lot of kids have other obligations and can’t make the travel commitments to be able to play and see a large competitive style game.”Aside from not having to travel, Starr said another advantage of hosting the national tournament in Columbus comes with team members having the comfort of sleeping in their own beds.“Last year, we were sleeping on a motel floor, so having our own beds will be nice,” Starr said.OSU team captain Josh Connor, a second-year in logistics management, agreed with Starr that home court advantage is a big deal, especially in a big tournament.“With any sport you’re playing in, having the crowd behind you will win you the momentum. Having your friends and family behind you goes a long way,” Connor said.Starr added it’ll be nice to hear cheers for the home team.“We definitely get a lot more home fans cheering for us and not for the other teams, that’ll help,” Starr said.DuPart said OSU finished fourth in the national tournament last year. This year he is hopeful for a good result despite the more experienced teams.“Despite being a younger squad I think we’ve picked up (play) well. We’re looking pretty good,” DuPart said. “I do think there are a lot more mature teams and a lot of other teams that play pretty well, especially Grand Valley and Kent (State) is looking good this year.”Connor expects to do better at nationals than last year with a young but confident squad.“We had a pretty good season last year, I think we’re going to do better than that,” Connor said. “We’ve grown a lot, I can speak for myself I’ve become a lot more aggressive and that carries across the board. I think we have a lot more guys who feel comfortable. I think the camaraderie is even strong than it was.”The tournament is set to begin Saturday with group play from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lower RPAC courts. It continues Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with single elimination tournament style play. read more

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The cost of building a PS4 is cheaper than you would expect

first_imgWE’RE ONLY NINE days away before the PS4 arrives and while the price varies from store to store -€399 to €429 depending on where you look – have you ever wondered how much it costs to put one together?Research firm IHS iSuppli did and decided to find out by taking the console apart. After looking at the parts used, it found that the components costs €281 ($381) to build, a €118 difference between it and the selling price.The biggest cost of manufacturing are both the processing chip and the 16 memory chips the PS4 uses, which cost €73 ($100) and €65 ($88) respectively, making up half of the total cost.In comparison, the console is much cheaper than the PS3 which cost €599 when it launched back in 2006. IHS iSupply also took it apart and found that it cost roughly $805 (€595) to build. Both estimates don’t take into consideration factors such as retailer margins, shipping costs, or manufacturing costs.Usually, consoles are priced at or below cost-price to help sell as many as possible, the logic being that the profits will come from sales of games instead.More than one million PS4 consoles were sold in the first 24 hours after it launched in both the US and Canada on 15 November, and Sony expects to sell more than 5 million by March.The PS4′s biggest rival, the Xbox One, will be on sale this Friday for €499. Its predecessor, the Xbox 360, cost €409 when it launched back in 2005.Read:  Sony sold one million PS4s in 24 hours >Read: 6 things to worry about as the PS4 launches in the US >last_img read more

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Over 200 jobs to be created at two new motorway service stations

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3248866 Short URL The Dublin to Cork and Dublin to Waterford routes are two of the busiest routes in Ireland, and we are excited to announce this development of two new full-service stations to serve Irish motorists.“The development represents a very significant investment by Topaz, and we are also delighted to be able to bring a large number of jobs to both Cork and Carlow.”Read: Harris takes aim at Flanagan’s ‘Sunday afternoon jokes’ as leadership contest rumbles on 41,032 Views Over 200 jobs to be created at two new motorway service stations Both will be open 24 hours a day. Monday 20 Feb 2017, 2:02 PM Feb 20th 2017, 2:02 PM OVER 230 NEW jobs will be created as Topaz and McDonald’s open two new motorway service stations.The services will be placed on the M8 Cork/Dublin Road in Fermoy, Cork and the M9 Dublin/Waterford Road at Rathcrogue, Carlow.The Fermoy development will be in direct conjunction with local developer JR Oronco and is due to open in Autumn 2017. Topaz Junction 5, M9, Co. Carlow is due to open in March 2017.The two developments will create a combined 230 jobs, with 100 more in the construction phase.The overall investment in the construction of both of the stations will be €14 million, with McDonald’s investing a further €2 million.Both will be open 24 hours a day.Niall Anderton MD of Topaz said the sites were chosen due to the popularity of the routes. The Fermoy services. Image: Iain White/Fennell Photography The Fermoy services. Image: Iain White/Fennell Photography 66 Comments Share44 Tweet Email3 By Paul Hosford Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Lapparition dune salmonelle multirésistante suscite linquiétude

first_imgL’apparition d’une salmonelle multirésistante suscite l’inquiétudeUne équipe internationale de scientifiques s’inquiète de l’apparition et du développement considérable, en Afrique, d’une salmonelle résistante à la quasi-totalité des antibiotiques. Plus de 700 cas auraient également été recensés en Europe depuis 2002. Les salmonelloses sont des infections qui se manifestent par une fièvre, une diarrhée et d’importants vomissements. Particulièrement dangereuse chez les personnes âgées, les enfants ou les personnes immuno-déprimées, cette maladie est essentiellement due à la consommation de viandes mal cuites, de charcuterie, de fromage au lait cru ou encore d’œufs non cuits (comme dans la mayonnaise par exemple). Entre 1999 et 2008, les médecins ont recensés plus de 1,6 million de cas d’infection à la salmonelle à travers 27 pays d’Europe et près de 17.000 en France rien qu’en 2008.Si cette maladie est donc assez répandue et bien traitée, c’est une nouvelle inquiétante qu’a annoncée hier une étude publiée dans le Journal of Infectious Diseases. Celle-ci rapporte qu’une salmonelle multirésistante aux antibiotiques, Salmonella Kentucky, a fait son apparition depuis quelques années, en Afrique notamment mais aussi en Europe. Entre 2002 et 2008, près de 500 cas ont ainsi été recensés au Danemark, en France et en Grande-Bretagne, et 270 ont été comptabilisés rien que pour la France entre 2009 et 2010, rapporte TV5monde.Bien que ces chiffres ne soient pas exorbitants, ils donnent une idée de ce qui peut se passer dans les zones d’Afrique massivement contaminées par la bactérie. D’autant que, comme le souligne le Dr Weil de l’Institut Pasteur, “on a vu la zone géographique où les gens se contaminaient se modifier au cours du temps”. En effet, initialement limitée à l’Afrique de l’Est, cette zone s’est progressivement étendue à l’Afrique du Nord et de l’Ouest et même au Moyen-Orient. Cette fois-ci, c’est la volaille qui serait le principal vecteur de la maladie. Une multirésistance préoccupante À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?Le plus inquiétant, c’est que cette épidémie s’accompagne de l’apparition de souches comme le Salmonella Kentucky qui résiste aux différents antibiotiques existants dont les aminopénicillines et les quinolones et même aux fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacine) qui étaient pourtant jusque là l’arme maîtresse contre cette infection. Pire encore, l’équipe de François-Xavier Weil et Simon Le Hello de l’Institut Pasteur a montré l’existence, en Afrique du Nord, de nouvelles souches devenues, en plus, résistantes à la troisième génération d’antibiotiques, les céphalosporines et les carbapénèmes, les derniers traitements existants.”Là, il ne reste plus rien. Il est donc fondamental de contrôler le réservoir de la bactérie le plus rapidement possible”, a commenté le Dr. Weill, soulignant la nécessité de mettre en place dans les pays en développement des systèmes de surveillance permettant d’établir des règles de traitement pour l’homme et l’animal. “S’il y a une stratégie de traitement basée sur des données de surveillance, on retarde le plus longtemps possible l’apparition de souches résistantes”, explique-t-il. La bactérie se répand en Europe ? Enfin, dernier point d’inquiétude : 10% des cas de Salmonella Kentucky n’ont pas déclaré de séjour à l’étranger, ce qui pourrait laisser penser que la bactérie commence à s’implanter en Europe, explique l’AFP. Néanmoins, ces cas pourraient également être dus à une consommation de produits importés, les scientifiques restent donc prudents sur l’hypothèse d’une implantation européenne. “Bien sûr, il ne faut pas qu’elle s’implante dans les filières animales en France”, a  mis en garde le Dr. Weill, jugeant toutefois cette autre hypothèse “peu probable” compte tenu des mesures de contrôle en vigueur. Le 4 août 2011 à 12:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Bill allowing lethal removal of sea lions passes

first_imgA bill that allows tribes to lethally remove sea lions from sections of the Columbia River passed in the U.S. House on Tuesday. The bill is championed by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.“For the salmon and steelhead fighting to make it upstream, today’s vote in the U.S. House significantly improves their chances of survival,” Herrera Beutler said from the House floor Tuesday. “The passage of my bipartisan bill signals a return to a healthy, balanced Columbia River ecosystem by reining in the unnatural, overcrowded sea lion population that is indiscriminately decimating our fish runs.” HR 2083, known as the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, amends Section 120 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act to give the Secretary of Commerce the ability to authorize state and local tribes to manage sea lions, specifically California and Steller sea lions. Tribes can seek permits to kill sea lions predating on endangered salmon runs. Federal estimates show at least 20 percent of the Columbia River spring chinook run and 15 percent of the Willamette River steelhead run are being eaten by sea lions.“We’re not anti-sea lion. We’re just for protecting a Pacific Northwest treasure: salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and other native fish species iconic to our region,” Herrera Beutler said. “My bill provides state and tribal managers with the tools they need to humanely manage the most problematic pinnipeds. Simply put, this measure cuts through the bureaucratic red tape, streamlines the permitting process, and allows states and tribes to rapidly respond to remove sea lions from areas they pose the most threat to salmon recovery.”Permits issued to tribes are exempt from environmental review requirements outlined in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 for five years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can suspend the issuance of permits to tribes in five years if lethal takes are no longer needed to protect fish runs from sea lion predation.last_img read more

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Revved Up Voter Registration as 2016 Elections approach

first_img 2015/2016 Electors list increases by less than 500 TCI Preliminary 2016/17 Electors List to be Publish Friday January 29, 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Oct 2015 – The Elections Supervisor today confirmed that voter registration is booming. Dudley Lewis said to Magnetic Media that, “since the Government waived fees for documents to register to vote, there has been a drastic increase in the number of persons registering.” There had been concern expressed that the cost to get a National Status card was affecting voter registration and despite initially shunning that report, the PNP Administration eventually worked in Cabinet to see that fees were waived for first time voters. A National Status card is mandatory to be included on the voter register. The announcement was made in August; the waiver lasts until December 1 as voter registration ends on November 30. Up to March 2014, Mr. Lewis said that there were nearly 3,000 eligible voters still unregistered, the bulk of whom are youth. Related Items:boter registration, dudley lewis Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Amendments will mean less time at polls, next TCI General Election Recommended for youlast_img read more

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De Jong fit to face Madrid Ten Hag

first_imgAjax boss Erik ten Hag has confirmed the availability of Frenkie de Jong for Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.De Jong featured in the club’s 1-0 Eredivisie defeat at Heracles on Saturday but was later taken off due to a reported muscle problem.But Ten Hag dismissed fears the future Barca player could miss Wednesday’s first leg, with Brazilian winger David Neres also passed fit.“Frenkie is fine, he is happy to play the match,” the Ajax coach told a news conference ahead of facing Madrid, who have won three consecutive Champions League titles.“Like all of us, I imagine he will have an extra motivation, but we all have to play a Champions League game against Madrid.“Frenkie only wants one thing, which is to close the season well, we have this match with Madrid and he is sure to be 100 per cent motivated to give the best.“Neres is fine, he is very ambitious and a great fighter, he will show this on the pitch. He is a very important player for us and will be important against Madrid.“He has a problem in the adductor, but he has rested in the last days and I think he will be able to play the game perfectly.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…De Jong will have a chance to show Madrid some of the qualities they’d be seeing from 2019-20 and beyond, with former Ajax striker Patrick Kluivert offering an insight into the 21-year-old’s strengths.Frenkie de Jong Fit to Face Real Madrid in UCL, Says Ajax Manager Erik ten Hag: Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has overcome the injury scare he suffered in the 1-0 defeat to Heracles on Saturday and will be fit to face Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions… https://t.co/EpdqwT39wi pic.twitter.com/TzrPESpmOP— The Ingram Mortgage Team (@JayIngr82016657) February 12, 2019“Well he offers joy for the people because he’s a very good player, 21 years old now,” Kluivert said in a LaLiga interview cited on FourFourTwo.“I’ve known him for a long time now because he played with Justin [Kluivert] – my son in the youth of Ajax and then you could already see his strength.“He’s very quick in vertical runs so I think he’s a great signing for Barcelona. He will let the Barcelona fans really enjoy the way Barcelona loves to play. He’s the perfect player to join in.”last_img read more

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