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Super Eagles Shock Argentina 4-2 in Russia

first_imgThe free kick was the fall out of the infringement on Iwobi by Mascherano around the box in the 44th minute.On resumption for the second half, Eagles up their game with skipper John Mikel Obi who was playing his 80th international game at the senior level for Nigeria spraying accurate passes.Man of the match Iwobi, however drew Nigeria level with the Argies in the 52nd minute after he combined well with strike partner Iheanacho. It was his third goal for the Super Eagles.Russia-based Bryan Idowu who was making his debut for Nigeria in the game made it 3-2 in favour of Eagles moments later when he latched onto a pass by Iheanacho inside Argentina box to deliver his debut goal.The three-time African champions were not done yet. Iwobi got his second goal of the night in the 73rd minute when he surged past his markers after he received a pass from substitute Ahmed Musa before he fired home the sealer to earn Nigeria the second victory over Argentina.Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, tried out a new formation of 3-5-2 as against the 4-2-3-1 the team used mostly during the World Cup 2018 qualifying series.In his post-match reaction, Rohr, however warned his warned not to think they have arrived to win the World Cup yet.“ It’s good victory for us but it doesn’t mean we’ve become favorites to win the World Cup. We stay humble and realise we have more work to do. We prepared well for this game because playing Argentina is big for us, maybe it is different for them.Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital in Krasnodar after he fainted inside the dressing room during the friendly against Nigeria.Aguero, who scored his team’s second goal in the 4-2 loss to Eagles, regained consciousness in the hospital. He has been held back there for some testsEAGLES VS ARGENTINA LINE UP: Daniel Akpeyi (Francis Uzoho 46th), Chiedozie Awaziem, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun (Kenneth Omeruo 60th ), Ola Aina (Bryan Idowu 46th ), Shehu Abdullahi (Tyronne Ebuehi 46th ), Wilfred Ndidi, John Mikel Obi, John Ogu – Alex Iwobi (Olanrewaju Kayode 87th ), Kelechi Iheanacho (Ahmed Musa 70th )RATINGS*Akpeyi (3/10)- The Chippa United shot stopper fluffed another chance to reclaim a place in the team. It remains unbelievable how he committed the elementary error of picking ball outside his goal area.*Aina (5/10)- He was average in his performance against Argentina. Was he overwhelmed playing against a South American power-house?* Troost-Ekong (7/10) – Solid as ever in Eagles defence. Did extra work trying to curtain the Albiceleste forward line after the initial blitz that left them panicking.*Balogun (5/10) – For the first time since returning from the long injury lay off, Leon Balogun played an average game against Argentina last night. He ought to take the blame for the second goal against Nigeria due to his bad positioning.*Awaziem (5/10) – Last night was a much improved Awaziem but still has the potential to improve with more playing time in the Eagles.Abdullahi ( 5/10) – Like Awaziem, he also had an average performance.Ndidi ( 6/10) – Added value to the middle very well and almost got a goal from one of his stray up front.Ogu (6/10) – After he scored Eagles’ goal in the one-all draw in Algiers last Friday, Ogu appears to have picked some courage to be counted among players to watch out for in Nigeria’s line up at Russia 2018. He gave a decent out against Argentina.*Mikel (7/10) – Had a good performance. Commanded the midfield well and ensured that Aguero and his Argie forwards did not have room to dominate the second half the way they did in the early part of the first stanza.*Iheanacho (7/10) – An eventual evening for the Leicester City forward. Scored a superb free kick and also had hands in two other goals.Iwobi (8/10) – Iwobi was unarguably the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Super Eagles in Krasnoder. Just as Algeria coach, Rabah Madjer pointed him out as the most lethal in the Eagles forward line, the Arsenal player scored two beautiful goals and was constantly a threat to the Argentines each time he had the ball in his legs.USED SUBSUzoho (5/10)Ebuehi (6/10)Idowu (6/10)Musa (5/10)Omeruo (5/10)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLYDuro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles fought back from two goals down to claim a famous 4-2 victory over two-time world champions Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia last night.Although the South Americans played without their talismanic Lionel Messi, they had top stars like Sergio kun Aguero, Paulo Dybala, Christian Pavon, Angel Di Maria and Javier Mascherano at the international friendly game with Nigeria.After an initial quick exchanges between both teams, the game became lively with the South Americans stepping into the driver’s seat on the dot of 20th minute. Ever Banega’s free kick that resorted from Daniel Akpeyi’s blunder gave the Argies the lead.Aguero doubled the lead for Argentina in the 34th minute.But Super Eagles who at this stage had began to worm their way deep into the Albiceleste half, pulled back a goal through a superbly taken free kick by Kelechi Iheanacho.last_img read more

Publix Tests Self Checkout Lanes in South Florida Stores

first_imgThe system has proven popular with customers at other big retail stores such as Walmart and Target.Publix spokeswoman Nicole Krauss adds, “We’re always evaluating how to best serve our customers and self-checkout is one of those considerations when we’re looking at remodels,” although she did not say whether this was a test or how many other stores would be installing the new equipment. A Florida-based retail chain is integrating technology geared toward giving customers greater control over their shopping experience.Publix recently installed self-checkout registers at several stores in South and Central Florida.Two locations in Coconut Creek and Coral Springs added the new registers earlier this month. They replaced the express checkout lanes located next to the customer service desk. Two employees stand by, ready to assist customers with purchases and to explain how the machines work.A store located at 7060 West Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton has had the self-checkout option for several years.Company spokesman Dwaine Stevens says, “We are constantly evaluating how to best serve our customers.”last_img read more

Watch: Dancing priest fires up Fort Lauderdale high school pep rally

first_imgA  Fort Lauderdale priest is going viral after showing off his dance moves at a Catholic high school in Fort Lauderdale.Father Ricardo Rivera reportedly brought Cardinal Gibbons High School students, and faculty to their feet at a homecoming pep last Friday.Father Rivera who teaches theology is said to have shocked every except the school’s dance coach.last_img

Experts: Trump Could Face Lengthy Audit for Florida Move

first_imgPresident Trump might not be able to change his primary residence to Palm Beach as quickly and easily as he had planned.According to tax lawyer Mark Klein, New York state officials are known for auditing wealthy residents who seek to make such moves to lower-tax states, in order to ensure they are real and not simply on paper.Klein explains, “New York says just because you fill out a piece of paper, that doesn’t make you a Floridian. People have this misunderstanding that if you go to Florida and fill out an affidavit, you register to vote and you get a driver’s license, that is all it takes.”Tax accountant Barry Horowitz says of Trump, “It’s 100 percent he’ll get audited. There’ll be a fight.” Such audits can last for years, Horowitz adds.The general rule to avoid paying New York taxes is to spend less than 184 days a year in the state. However, auditors and judges could examine where Trump’s business is headquartered (in Trump Tower), as well as the size of his various homes, where he displays his family photos and valuable artwork, among other things.Trump announced his intention to make Palm Beach his primary residency last Thursday, tweeting: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responded:Good riddance.It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway… He’s all yours, Florida. https://t.co/9AX0q1aBkQ— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 1, 2019 Trump responded to both New York politicians on Friday with this tweet:…..with a President and Federal Government that wants our wonerful City and State to flourish and thrive. I Love New York!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 ….this decision, but in the end it will be best for all concerned. As President, I will always be there to help New York and the great people of New York. It will always have a special place in my heart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, is the place I have come to love and will stay for, hopefully, another 5 years as we MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, but my family and I will be making Palm Beach, Florida, our Permanent Residence. I cherish New York, and the people of…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 Don’t let the door hit you on the way out or whatever. https://t.co/bLu88AzKVf— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 1, 2019 ….in New York, and another reason they are leaving. Taxes and energy costs are way too high, Upstate is being allowed to die as other nearby states frack & drill for Gold (oil) while reducing taxes & creating jobs by the thousands. NYC is getting dirty & unsafe again, as….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also chimed in, tweeting:Our deepest condolences to the good people of Florida as Trump attempts to outrun his past (and near future). https://t.co/QFqeYO7xTq— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 1, 2019 In New York, the President is paying a top marginal tax rate to the city and state that adds up to a total of 12.7 percent. A tax overhaul which was implemented in 2017 means he can no longer deduct most of those state and local taxes from his federal return.In Florida, Trump would pay zero income taxes as well as zero estate taxes.last_img read more

Driver in fatal Broward County forklift crash did not have license, in country illegally

first_imgThe forklift driver involved in a deadly crash in Broward County should not have been behind the wheel or even in the country.Ulises Mondragon of West Palm Beach was driving a forklift over the weekend when he collided with a Mercedes-Benz near Fort Lauderdale Beach, killing the driver.Police say the 30-year-old admitted he did not have a driver’s license and was not authorized to drive a forklift.They also said Mondragon is in the country illegally from El Salvador, and ICE has been notified.Mondragon is jailed on multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a fatal crash.last_img read more

Reports of Active Shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola

first_imgEscambia County Sheriffs Office as of 7:15 a.m. there is an active shooter at NAS Pensacola. There are reports of injuries. We are working to gather more information and will bring it to you as soon as it is available.Baptist Hospital confirms that five currently patients are in their care.A resident who lives in the neighborhood says she learned about the incident after receiving an all-call. She says the all-call advised everyone to get somewhere safe and that the base is under lockdown.last_img read more

Train Hits Two Vehicles in Lake Worth Beach; One Person Reportedly Injured

first_imgEight people were involved in the accident, one of whom was injured, according to fire officials. The person, an adult woman, was taken to a local trauma hospital. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials report that a Tri-Rail train hit two vehicles Thursday evening on the tracks at 6th Avenue South near the I-95 overpass in Lake Worth Beach.The crash happened at 6:34 p.m.Both the eastbound and westbound lanes are shut down.I-95 off-ramp right lanes were blocked, according to 511.com.The tracks serve both Tri-Rail and freight trains.last_img read more

Judge says mothers confession may be used against Palm Beach County mother accused of dumping baby

first_imgA  judge says that a confession made by 35-year-old Rafaelle Alessandra Carbalho Sousa will be allowed at trial.Sousa is accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a dumpster in suburban Boca Raton last year, a Palm Beach County judge says.Judge Kirk Volker ruled that the confession made will be allowed at trial.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Sousa told investigators she delivered a baby girl on May 8, 2019, then wrapped the newborn in a plastic bag and put her in a dumpster at an apartment complex near Boca Entrada Blvd.Sousa’s lawyers wanted her confession to PBSO detectives thrown out, arguing that Sousa was not read her Miranda rights properly before speaking with detectives.Prosecutors argued it wasn’t necessary to give Sousa her Miranda rights at the time.Sousa has pleaded not guilty to attempted felony murder and child abuse.last_img read more

Florida brewery puts shelter dogs on beer cans to help them get adopted

first_imgA Florida brewery is raising awareness by putting shelter dogs on beer cans to help them get adopted.Motorworks Brewing in Florida in Bradenton, Florida teamed up with a local shelter and started featuring adoptable dogs on their beer cans in efforts to find the dogs a home.Hans Wohlgefahrt, the Manatee County Animal Service outreach and event specialist says the gesture has been a huge help since the shelter is extremely overcrowded. “It has been a constant problem, being the county’s only open-admission shelter, we take in nearly 15-20 animals every day,” said Wohlgefahrt.Elwonger says all of the proceeds are going to help build a new shelter.Photo Courtesy of Motorworks Brewinglast_img read more

Martin County authorities investigating suspicious death

first_imgAuthorities are currently investigating the death of a man in his late 20’s who was found on the bank of a lake Saturday.The victim was found sometime in the afternoon on the bank of the Okeechobee waterway in Port Mayaca by a group of people who were visiting the lake.Officials say that though the victim was discovered on Saturday, medical examiners believe the victim may have actually died on Monday.Not much is known about the incident at this time but authorities did report that they find the circumstances surrounding the death suspicious.This is a developing story and will be updated once more information becomes available.last_img read more

Tumwater Timberland Library now has Laptops Available for Students

first_imgFacebook106Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Tumwater Timberland LibraryThere are 15 laptops now available to check out at the Tumwater Timberland Library, loaded with academic software, exclusively for Tumwater School District students to use for homework and school projects.  The new service is a partnership between the Tumwater School District (TSD), which bought and provides the laptops, and the Timberland Regional Library (TRL), which manages and check outs the equipment. The program beganthis summer and will be evaluated at the end of June 2018.Here’s how it works:Students with TSD identification and a Timberland library card can check out a TSD laptop, connect to the free Wi-Fi and work on school projects.Laptops must be used in the library only.TSD technicians will provide tech support.TSD may replace lost or damaged chromebooks depending on available inventory.Here’s what it means:For today’s students, computers and internet access are essential academic tools. Without them, learning and achievement may suffer and students can become discouraged. While TSD provides most students a laptop to use while at school (some students check them out to bring home), the challenge is not all students have the technology and access they need at home.This new partnership can help students close technology gaps and navigate their way to success – with help from local educators and librarians.The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St. For more information, contact the library at (360) 943-7790, or visit TRL.org.last_img read more

Kavan Honored as MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

first_img MVC Release/Video DES MOINES, Iowa – Senior midfielder Vanessa Kavan was featured in the MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight this week in recognition of her success on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. The Drake women welcomed a new member, Breslyn, to the team earlier this year. The six-year-old Breslyn was diagnosed with leukemia at age three, but she rang the bell in 2018 signaling her final chemo treatment. “I think being involved in the community is so important because it’s the best and easiest way to better your environment,” Kavan said. “It’s a great way to do the right thing. If you’re reaching toward this common goal with your community, you can make yourself better, you can make others better, and make all of your surroundings better. It’s incredibly important to live a positive and happy life.” A marketing major with a minor in graphic design, Kavan touts a 3.99 GPA and has been recognized before for her achievements in the classroom. In 2018, Kavan was named to the MVC’s Scholar-Athlete First Team, and earlier this year she received the President’s Council Academic Excellence Award. “Those are super meaningful because they show that I’ve put in so much work and it’s being recognized,” Kavan said. “It’s just a great honor to be a scholar athlete for the MVC.” Print Friendly Version Kavan has completed multiple internships in her time at Drake, highlighted by her time working for Above and Beyond Cancer and Closing the Care Gap. She also makes sure to fill a backpack with school supplies every Christmas to donate to a family in need. Breslyn and her family started Breslyn’s Blankets of Love to ensure the kids in hospitals would feel safe and comfortable. Kavan and her teammates raised money for the foundation and spent an afternoon making blankets to donate. To qualify for the spotlight, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20, have completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution, and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Student-athletes are also evaluated on their campus involvement and community service. Drake head coach Lindsey Horner pushes an initiative called Community in Action, or CIA, that encourages her team to spend time improving the lives of those around them. Kavan and her teammates dedicated themselves to the Courage League, an organization that enables kids with disabilities to participate in sports. Story Linkslast_img read more

Linshell – Linziclip Midi – Tortoiseshell Gloss : Not for fine hair – slips out

first_imgRetains slipping – i failed to realise that there were unique dimensions as don’t consider it is evident on the listing and the one particular that arrived was for medium / thick hair so it keeps slipping off, disgrace as like it.Excellent sturdy clip but like many others have reported it isn’t going to keep up untied hair so is additional attractive than a clip designed to hold hair securely. Nonetheless around a band, it stays in spot all working day in my wonderful hair.Linshell – Linziclip Midi – Tortoiseshell GlossRevolutionary patented claw clipUnique shape with hidden springsEasy-to-use & non-slipComfortable to wear, stylish & suitable for most hair typesMade from quality plasticDefinitely love this products. Definitely like this solution. On first search it seems challenging but it has 3 apparent recommendations and when you have tried it out it is quick. My hair is just growing so is not quite long enough to glimpse good up. Having said that this makes it possible for me to have a ponytail or messy up do. If any hair escapes it is so straightforward to pop it back again. I have worn it all working day and you do not get that headache you generally get with other hair accessories. I will definitely be shopping for additional of these.Actually pretty reward for my 14 yr previous daughter.Very good high-quality hair clip at a wonderful price.Linshell – Linziclip Midi – Tortoiseshell Gloss : Great clip, holds all my hair (below shoulder length) twisted up. Much smaller than the clips i’ve used in the past. Modest plenty of to not be recognizable, great.The ideal hair clips i have found. Arrived promptly, in best ailment. I like these clips a good deal: very good grip, size is just suitable for me (i also appreciate the ‘mini’ types), snug use, discrete with a ‘clean’ appear.Not for high-quality hair – slips out. Whilst this is a strong, sturdy clip, my hair is extremely fantastic and so it slips out. Would not recommend for high-quality hair. As a substitute i would propose a great octopus hair claw, they can hold in any hair variety or length.This is terrific i can pop my hair up in seconds. It so quick to use and stays up.Gorgeous merchandise having said that a single of the enamel broke off following only carrying it a few of moments.Bear in intellect they’re not incredibly sturdy – i’ve had 1 break in my luggage in the past. Acquired this one to switch it although, since the style is so neat even if the merchandise isn’t really extremely robust. I imagine it looks considerably more elegant and business enterprise-like than the common claw clips for the reason that you can not see the inner workings of it.I am very impressed with this. I place it in when it arrived this morning and has held my prolonged hair up all working day, with out sticking into the back again of my head like other clips with sprung tooth. I will be wanting for other colors.Introduced this for my spouse who has very thick shiny hair. She can not discover a decent high quality clip to maintain her hair again. However even however this is a excellent clip and she does like it, it can not cope with thick her.Love these cant are living with out these.These clips are so good – the only clips i will use.Relatively effortless to use even with arthritis.I was acquiring soo fed u with the escalating out phase of mid length quite thick hair. Have been wearing the midi clip today and so amazed ordered a different type. It’s possible i is not going to have it slash quick immediately after all.Functions perfectly, seems to be superior and is comfy. . So cozy to use and isn’t going to dig into the back again of your head like some other types do. Fits into pockets, purses, smaller areas in the console in the car or truck so it truly is easy to use or just take out any time you like. I might like yet another just one a very little little bit even bigger for a various type as my hair is pretty thick and solid. Will in all probability get a different one in a different color.Presently experienced a couple of these clips so was happy to come across a unique colour. I previously had a pair of these clips so was delighted to discover a diverse color. I like these clips for the reason that they maintain my hair up all day with no a problem (unless one particular of the little ones i get the job done with decides to release it, but which is yet another tale completely) i have incredibly good hair and normally locate that my hair slips out of clips but this 1 stays set.Owning lately acquired the maxi clip which i was impressed with i made a decision to obtain the midi clip for half up hair dos. It is really speedy, lasts all day, isn’t going to pull at the hair and appears to be rather with small exertion. I have very long thick hair and these clips are a godsend.A pleasant thought but it doesn’t seem to be to want to continue to be in my hair. The only matter i can use it for is as shown in the center graphic (keeping hair back in a conventional reduced ponytail) and even then it usually takes an dreadful good deal of messing all over to get all of my hair to go in correctly and it isn’t going to sense securely held. Also it can be not even close to accurate to the graphic colour – my clip is pretty much red, i surely wouldn’t contact it tortoiseshell.last_img read more

Google Accuses China of Interfering with Gmail Service

first_imgGoogle and China are again at odds, this time with accusations by Google that China is interfering with Gmail. Internet users in China have reported difficulties with Gmail over the last few weeks, complaining that the email service is slow or unavailable.While it’s been made to look as though it’s a technical problem on Google’s end, the search engine giant says that the Chinese government is responsible. “There is no technical issue on our side. We have checked extensively,” says a Google spokesperson. “This is a government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail.”The Guardian contends that the move by the Chinese government may be a response to the “Jasmine Revolution” – an online effort to spur pro-democracy efforts in China following the uprisings in the Middle East. Whatever the motivation, it isn’t the first time that Google and China have run into problems with each other. In January of last year, Google accused China of launching hacking attacks, an effort purportedly to gain access to the accounts of Chinese dissidents.The issues with Gmail make it the latest Google product that cannot be fully accessed in China, joining YouTube, Blogger, and Google Maps as banned or restricted services. Google has refused to comply with the Chinese governments censorship demands, and as a result has seen its search engine market share continue to drop in China. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Fajardo vows to do his best for Gilas

first_imgBarnes’ 30-footer at the horn lifts Mavs over Grizzlies “This is our chance to help the team and the country in our own little way,” he said.Fajardo has had a rather lackluster run with the Philippine team with his last stint in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup ended up getting derailed with a calf injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough the 28-year-old big man did see action in the team’s last three games, he only averaged 6.0 points, 3.0 rebounds in 12.7 minutes in that run.Luckily, he gets another crack af showcasing his abilities for the country after being named to coach Chot Reyes’ 12-man roster for the game against Japan on Friday. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHe may be decorated fixture in the pro league, but June Mar Fajardo is well aware that he has yet to prove himself in the international game.That’s why the soft-spoken four-time PBA Most Valuable Player is challenging himself to perform at his best in the first leg of the Asian qualifiers for the 2019 Fiba World Cup, Ete he will pair up with naturalized center Andray Blatche to provide Gilas Pilipinas a vaunted twin tower combo.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Whether he plays heavy minutes or not, Fajardo vows to do what Reyes asks of him.“Whatever coach tells me to do, what my role is when I’m on the court, I’ll do my best to contribute to the team,” he said.Gilas faces off against Japan at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

Toolkit supports automotive-quality AI

first_img Continue Reading Previous Development platform to offer open unified environmentNext Designing electronic speed controllers for drones NXP Semiconductors rolled out a new deep learning toolkit called eIQ Auto. NXP is seeking to set itself apart from competitors by making its tools “automotive-quality.” NXP’s goal is to make it easier for AV designers to implement deep learning in vehicles.The development of autonomous vehicles (AV) does not necessarily require either artificial intelligence or deep learning. Simply put, not all AVs need to be AI-driven. And yet the rapid advancements and improved accuracy of deep learning are alluring to developers seeking to improve their highly automated vehicles.The difficulty of validating safety of AI-driven AVs persists, however. Safety researchers worry about the “black-box” nature of deep learning, and that’s only one of several thorny issues. It remains uncertain whether AV designers can verify and validate a continuously learning AI system, or if an AI feature, once deployed in dedicated hardware inside a vehicle, will behave the same as when it was developed and trained on a larger, more powerful computer system.Despite such concerns, both AV and safety communities recognize that AI is not a topic they can avoid discussing.With the release of draft specifications for UL 4600 last week, Phil Koopman, CTO of Edge Case Research, told us, “We will go after full autonomy head-on.”UL 4600, a safety standard for evaluating autonomous products currently under development at Underwriters’ Laboratories, neither assumes nor mandates that deep learning should be deployed inside AVs. But the standard covers the validation of any machine-learning and other autonomy functions used in life-critical applications.Automotive-grade software tool kit for deep learningAgainst this backdrop, NXP Semiconductors introduced its eIQ Auto deep learning toolkit.“Most deep-learning frameworks and neural nets developed thus far are used for consumer applications such as vision, speech and natural language,” observed Ali Osman Ors, director, Automotive AI Strategy and Partnerships at NXP Semiconductors. They are not necessarily developed with life-critical applications in mind.Click here for larger image (Source: NXP)(Source: NXP) Click here for larger imageNXP, a leading automotive chip supplier, is going a step further by making its software toolkit compliant with Automotive Software Performance Improvement and Capability dEtermination (A-SPICE). A-SPICE is a set of guidelines developed by German automakers to improve software development processes.NXP explained that its eIQ Auto tool set — designed specifically for NXP’s S32V234 processor — will help AV developers “optimize the embedded hardware development of deep learning algorithms and accelerate the time to market.”Asked if there are similar auto-grade tool kits available for deep learning, Ors said, “Some car OEMs might have designed their own tools in-house. But as far as I know, I haven’t seen other automotive chip vendors offering automotive-quality software tool kits like ours for deep learning.”Pruning, quantization and compressingThe process of data preparation and training (learning) and the process of AI deployment (inference) on embedded systems are well understood.Today, AV developers are said to be collecting data at 4Gigabytes per second as their test vehicles drive on public roads. Cleaning up and annotating such a huge amount of data and prepping it for training data can be very costly. In some cases, the data-labeling processing alone can financially cripple algorithm developers and AV startups.But equally challenging to AV designers, though little discussed publicly, are the arduous tasks involved in optimizing a trained AI model and converting it for deployment (on inference engines). Ors explained that NXP’s tool accelerates the process of “quantization, pruning and compressing” the neural network.By pruning, Ors means removing redundant connections present in the neural net architecture, by cutting out unimportant weights. Of course, a new “pruned” model will lose accuracy. Hence, the model has to be fine-tuned after pruning to restore its accuracy.Next up, quantization creates an “efficient computing process,” said Ors. It involves bundling weights by clustering them or rounding them off so that the same number of connections can be represented using less memory. Another common technique is converting floating-point weights to fixed point representation by rounding off. As with pruning, the model must be fine-tuned after quantization.AV designers evaluate the accuracy of the converted model by running test data (which the deep learning system hasn’t seen before) and further fine-tune the model.Click here for larger image (Source: NXP)(Source: NXP) Click here for larger imagePartitioning workloadBeyond that, eIQ Auto, said NXP, “partitions the workload and selects the optimum compute engine for each part of the neural network.” It speeds the process of hand-crafting the inference engine, because the tool can help AV designers figure out which tasks run best among CPU, DSP or GPU, Ors explained. He said that eIQ Auto can’t be used for non-NXP devices, as the tool must be intimately familiar with what’s happening inside the processor.>> Continue reading the next section, “Where AI is applied inside AV”, on page two of this article originally published on our sister site, EE Times: “NXP Touts Auto-Grade AI Toolkit for AVs.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Automotive, Solutions last_img read more

Photo: ESPN’s Brian Bennett Found Cincinnati Band Member’s ’35-1′ Sign Thrown In The Trash

first_imgCincinnati band member's 35-1 sign is thrown in trash.Twitter/@BennettESPNGive some credit to Cincinnati—the Bearcats couldn’t quite close, and Kentucky dominated today’s game down the stretch, but they never gave the impression that they were intimidated by the Wildcats. One UC band member was similarly confident, and had a very simple ’35-1′ sign at the KFC Yum! Center, which got some traction on social media before the game. Even Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd commented on it.op·ti·mism ˈäptəˌmizəm/ 1. hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something. #BBN pic.twitter.com/9Z5ApOrSFX— Scott Utterback (@Utterback13) March 21, 2015My favorite Cincinnati is “35-1.” Clever. Aspirational. And it ain’t gonna happen. @KentuckyMBB #marchmadness— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 21, 2015After the game, however, that Bearcat fan was clearly dejected. ESPN’s Brian Bennett came across the sign in the trash after the game.Says it all pic.twitter.com/hPn0oeyYxT— Brian Bennett (@BennettESPN) March 21, 2015Despite Cincinnati’s best effort, Kentucky became the first team in college basketball history to reach 36-0 with the win.last_img read more

Buddhadebs health condition stabilises

first_imgKolkata: The health condition of former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has improved on Sunday, with his chest X-ray showing signs of stability. It also showed the improvement of pneumonitis which Bhattacharjee had been suffering from. The press statement issued by the hospital on Sunday said that his hemoglobin level has risen to 10 gm/dl and the carbon dioxide levels have come down, giving a sense of relief to the doctors.A medical board of eight doctors was formed for the treatment of the former chief minister on Sunday morning. The press statement also stated that Bhattacharjee has been maintaining stability in all the vital parameters. He also took food, ice cream and tea orally on Sunday morning. BiPAP (non-invasive ventilation) was conducted on the patient for nearly six hours on Saturday night and the oxygen level has now increased in his body. He was fully conscious on Sunday and talked to the doctors and his family members. However, he will continue to need oxygen. Bhattacharjee, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient, was admitted to a private hospital in the city with multiple cardiac ailments on Friday.last_img read more

Agonizing decision Documents recount last summers Banff bison escape

first_imgThe bison bull was a long way from where he should have been — on provincial grazing lands in west-central Alberta instead of the rugged backcountry of Banff National Park.“We are considering destruction versus capture of this animal,” Parks Canada wildlife ecologist Jesse Whittington wrote 11 days after the bull, dubbed M05, crossed the park’s eastern boundary.Emails obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act detail how Parks Canada staff strived to bring MO5’s summer excursion to a happy conclusion, and how they carefully crafted their message when it did not turn out the way they’d hoped.A Parks Canada program to reintroduce bison to Banff reached a major milestone July 29 when more than 30 animals were released from a paddock into 1,200 square kilometres of Rocky Mountain wilderness. It was the first time in 140 years that bison roamed wild there.About a week later, two bulls — M05 and M19 — ventured out of the park independently.The agency committed to the Alberta government that it would take action if bison wandered too far. Public safety was a factor and there were also concerns about the animals coming into contact with cattle or damaging property.For days, staff were able to track the bulls’ movements using satellite data and signals from their collars.By Aug. 16, M05 was covering an average of 15 kilometres daily and could have reached private ranchland within a day.They tried coaxing it back into the park, but it didn’t work. Moving him was not an option because of a wildfire nearby. Fire crews were using all available large helicopters.Parks staff found M05 in a swamp and shot him. “That was a thankless and difficult job. I appreciate your willingness to do it,” Whittington wrote the two workers who killed the bull.M19 was still outside the park, but his location was not a concern at the time.Karsten Heuer, manager for the Banff Reintroduction Project, told colleagues it was important to get the tone right in a media release.“Minimize repetition and avoid use of government terms like ‘management action’ that make us sound a little cold-hearted.”Once the bull’s death did hit the news, the agency noted “overwhelmingly negative” reaction.“The CBC and CTV Calgary Facebook posts both garnered over 100 comments, over 100 ‘angry’ reactions and over or nearly 100 ‘sad’ reactions,” said a report that included a sampling of comments.“Parks Canada you screwed up royally. You don’t deserve bison roaming free in the park,” one said.Staff at the agency’s national office sent supportive messages to their Banff colleagues.“We just want to sympathize with you on the occasion of what must have been an agonizing decision,” said one note to Heuer.Parks officials were able to capture M19 three days after M05 was killed.He was tranquilized, hoisted away by helicopter and then trucked to Waterton Lakes National Park. He couldn’t return to the Banff herd, lest he wander off again and encourage others to follow.National office was not keen on publicizing a photo of M19 bundled up and suspended under the helicopter. It said it would “prefer having a picture of the bison (happy and healthy) in his new paddock.”“The picture below might be misinterpreted by the public, be shared out of context on social media etc.” In an interview, Bill Hunt, Banff’s resource conservation manager, recalled it being a tough time. That was especially true for those who killed M05 as they had spent 18 months caring for the animals before they were released.“Whether it’s dealing with bears or elk or cougars or wolves or bison, sometimes we have to make these difficult decisions,” Hunt said.The remaining herd — now numbering 34 — has mostly gathered around the spot where it was initially released. One bull seems to like being on his own the next valley over, but he’s still well within the reintroduction zone. A cow and two of her young dipped briefly across the boundary in October, but turned back.“Although it had some very serious challenges, overall we’re having a fantastic outcome here,” Hunt said. “Thirty-four healthy bison maintaining themselves over winter, which was our key concern, right in the heart of Banff.”Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Deadline looming to find buyer for former Nova Scotia wind tower plantminister

first_imgTRENTON, N.S. – Time appears to be running out to find a new operator for a former wind tower manufacturing plant in northeastern Nova Scotia developed with $56 million in provincial funding.In an interview Thursday following a tour of the former DSME Trenton plant, Business Minister Geoff MacLellan said the province would have to make a decision on what comes next by the end of this fiscal year if a buyer isn’t found.“We are coming to a point where we have to make a final decision on this,” said MacLellan.The minister said possible future steps could include finding buyers for the equipment, or in the worst case scenario, liquidating the plant’s assets.“The best case scenario for the Pictou County region and for the government and the province is to find a buyer that would operate this (plant) in its totality,” said MacLellan.However, he wouldn’t speculate on the likelihood of that possibility given the time remaining.“Obviously we are remaining hopeful,” he said, although he couldn’t give specifics on how many business entities had expressed interest in the plant.MacLellan said two years into the receivership process and near the end of a second round of bids, it’s costing the province $150,000 a month to keep the plant in operational shape.The first round of bids was abandoned in late 2016 after the province rejected three, including two of only $1.The plant closed in February 2016 after taxpayers had sunk $56.3 million into the facility. Operations wrapped up less than a month after the province said it wouldn’t put any more public money into a plant that had hoped to develop the capacity to produce 250 wind turbine towers and 200 blade sets per year.The previous NDP government announced in 2010 it had taken a 49 per cent equity stake in the firm, committed up to $59.4 million to the manufacturing plant and predicted 500 jobs would be created within three years.At the time of the closure, DSME told the province that it couldn’t start payment on $36 million in repayable loans.Former business minister Mark Furey said in November 2016 that he didn’t know whether there was an opportunity to recover “any of those losses.”MacLellan said nothing had changed since then.“There’s no conversations I’m having about recovering any of the loans or the investment that was made by the previous government,” he said.The province is the primary secured creditor for the plant.last_img read more

GoFundMe campaign to get deaf sixyearold new cochlear implant reaches its goal

first_img“It makes me happy to call Fort St. John home when the community comes together,” said Moose FM Promotions Director Sydney Reid. “In just over 48 hours, we were able to not only raise the needed funds but surpass our goal.  Thank you to everyone; whether you donated, started your own fundraising or shared the post on social media.  Every action helped us reach our goal!”Video Playerhttp://energeticcity.mystagingwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/video-1532638568.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://energeticcity.mystagingwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/video-1532638568.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Without the processor, Chloe is completely deaf and must rely on sign language. Kalas added that with her daughter going into grade one this year, a new cochlear implant is a must since it’s already difficult for someone who uses an implant to hear in a school environment.A new processor for the cochlear implant costs $11,130 while the cable and coil cost an additional $370. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The GoFundMe campaign raising money for a local 6-year-old deaf girl who lost the processor for her cochlear implant has reached its goal.The campaign started just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and reached the $12,000 goal just after 1:00 this afternoon.The processor fell off when 6-year-old Chloe Kalas was bumped while playing in the park. Chloe’s mom Elizabeth and her husband searched the park seven different times but came up empty-handed.last_img read more

Dean Brody bringing tour to Fort St John and the Pomeroy Hotel

first_imgOct20 – Marigold Centre – Truro, NS 22 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS 23 – Playhouse Theatre – Fredericton, NB 24 – Imperial Theatre – Saint John, NB 25 – Homburg Theatre – Charlottetown, PE 26 – Convocation Hall – Wolfville, NS 27 – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB 29 – Imperiale Bell – Quebec, QC 30 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC The below dates are with Andrew Hyatt: Nov1 – FirstOntario – St. Catharines, ON2 – Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Burlington, ON 3 – Rose Theatre – Brampton, ON 4 – Fraser Auditorium – Sudbury, ON 5 – Academy Theatre – Lindsay, ON 7 – Sanderson Centre for Performing Arts – Brantford, ON 8 – FirstOntario Arts Centre – Milton, ON 9 – The Grand Theatre – Kingston, ON 10 – River Run Centre – Guelph, ON 11 – Regent Theatre – Oshawa, ON 12 – Festival Hall – Pembroke, ON The below dates are with Tenille Arts: 15 – Club Regent – Winnipeg, MB 16 – Club Regent – Winnipeg, MB 17 – Casino Regina – Regina, SK 20 – Vic Juba Theatre – Lloydminster, SK 21 – Red Deer Memorial Centre – Red Deer, AB 22 – Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts – Grande Prairie, AB 23 – Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre – Fort St. John, BC 24 – Quesnel + District SR Citizen Centre – Quesnel, BC 26 – Massey Theatre – New Westminster, BC 27 – Port Theatre – Nanaimo, BC 28 – Tidemark Theatre – Campbell River, BC 29 – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre – Duncan, BC 30 – Vernon Performing Arts Centre – Vernon, BC Dec1 – Charles Bailey Theatre – Trail, BC 2 – Key City Theatre – Cranbrook, BC Many of Brody’s songs were in fact written at his kitchen table, and the acoustic tour is meant to replicate that intimate setting that inspires his original works, “I want to give my fans a window into how my songs were written, how they sound in their rawest form, performed in an intimate theatre setting,” states Brody.The focus on compelling storytelling in country continues where the opening acts in each market are concerned. Acclaiming singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell will join Brody on each of the East Coast dates, including Montreal, giving listeners a taste of her genre-bending sound with tracks on her recently released debut album, Heart of Glass. Country musician Andrew Hyatt, who recently released his second Top Ten hit, “Do It With You”, will join Brody on his dates in Ontario. SK native Tenille Arts who was recently featured on The Bachelor, will be involved in the dates in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, providing insight into the meaning behind the songs on her debut EP. THE FULL LIST OF TOUR DATES IS AS FOLLOWS: The below dates are with singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell: Ticket OptionsGeneral Admission – Grab a seat and enjoy the show at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre – Tickets are $55 plus fees and taxes.VIP – Enjoy the show from the VIP section right in front of the stage.  You’ll have a private bar and you’ll get access to the build your own nacho bar for the entire show – Tickets are $75 plus fees and taxes.Dean Brody VIP – Not only will you enjoy the show from the VIP section and all the features listed above, you’ll also get to meet Dean Brody, Question and Answer session with Dean and an exclusive merch item – This exclusive opportunity is limited and costs only $139.99 plus fees and taxes.About Dean BrodyFresh off of his second headline show at Budweiser Stage in Toronto on August 17, Brody is a 3-time winner of the CCMA Award for Songwriter of the Year in previous years, and is currently nominated for “8th Day”, from his sixth album, Beautiful Freakshow, which hit the #1 spot on the Nielsen BDS and Mediabase Canadian Country Airplay Charts earlier this year. Brody’s reputation for penning thoughtful, articulate, original narratives in music began back in 2009 with the release of “Brothers”, a touching song about a loved one leaving for the military, which resonated both north and south of the border. Celebrated songs such as “Trail in Life”, “Another Man’s Gold”, “Bounty”, have gone on to place Brody in a unique category all his own, rising beyond the conventional tracks that can be heard on mainstream radio in lyrical composition, and yet still retaining conventional success, with Brody recently landing his 22nd Top 10 hit at country radio, with “Good Goodbye.” His ballad “Time” released in 2016, laments on the passing of time, becoming especially poignant in a social media era with less one-on-one interaction with loved ones, earned critical acclaim and a great deal of recognition, showcasing Brody’s unique ability to make people think about their actions through his lyrics.center_img Dean Brody Heads out on the Dirt Road Stories Tour Beginning October 20 on the East Coast with a stop in Fort St. John.Current CCMA Fan’s Choice, 2-time Juno Award-winning artist and celebrated songwriter, Dean Brody will be hitting the road this fall for the Dirt Road Stories Tour, with a stop in Fort St. John on Friday, November 23 at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time at Systems Sound Source or online at www.energetictickets.ca.  Tickets start at only $55 plus fees and taxes.  Plus there are VIP options for you to get up close and personal with Dean Brody, see below for all the details.  Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.Make sure to join the Energetictickets.ca/newsletter before the end of the day today, for your chance to buy tickets before anyone else.  You’ll get a special email early Thursday morning.last_img read more

Awshomapto Mir Afsar releases his new album

first_imgMir Afsar Ali has come up with an album ‘Awshomapto’ – a monologue by the poet/author, where he recollects his memories of different endeavours – all of which has a common ground of love.His memoirs of six different phases of life which he had gone through in his lifetime are recorded. The album was released on April 12 in Kolkata. In all the phases, he thinks his main strength – escape refuge – and in the end the place where it all kind of converges in one point is songs and verses by Rabindranath Tagore. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainHere we are connecting these six dots with six expressive Tagore songs in the project. List of songs (In exact order) Bhalobashi Bhalobashi (Koishorer Bhalobasha) Diosho Rojoni Ami Jeno Kar Ashae Ashae Thaki E Parobashe Iboshdo – Biroho (The distance in a relationship) Dekho Sokha Bhul Kore Bhalobeshona – (The labour of love) Chaya Ghonayeche Bonay Bonay(death separates) Megh Boleche Jabo The album stars following people: Male lead – Mir Afsar Ali (story teller) Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardFemale lead – Jayati Chakraborty (song) Composition and lyrics – Rabindra Nath Tagore Concept and music direction – Ashu Chakraborty Script – Rajib Chakraborty Hindusthan Records, the forerunner to The Indian Record Manufacturing Company Ltd (INRECO), began its journey in the early decades of 1900s. Being the oldest Indian music label in the country, it was evidently popular as the only Indian Music Company. Rabindranath Tagore recorded his first recording with ‘Hindusthan Records’ and encouraged his disciples to record as well. The music label has the top recording artists of the past hundred years including K L Saigal, S D Burman, Debabrata Biswas, Subinoy Roy, Pankaj Kumar Mullick, Amar Pal, Kanika Banerjee,Pannalal Bhattacharjee, Mohiner Ghoraguli, Abbasuddin, Gyan Prakash Ghosh, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Kanan Devi, Feroza Begum, Begum Akhtar, Mehdi Hassan, Ghulam Ali and other luminaries. As the format changed, the need of the hour was to take a strategic decision to diversify into the domain of emerging media and technology. INRECO was the first to get into the Digital Domain.last_img read more

EC issues showcause notice to BJP TMC leaders

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission has served a show-cause notice each to the BJP district president of Nadia Mahadev Sarkar and Trinamool Congress MLA from Chakdah Ratna Ghosh Kar, for their derogatory remarks. Sarkar had made some derogatory remarks on Mahua Moitra, who is contesting the ongoing Lok Sabha elections on a Trinamool Congress ticket. The Commission has taken a strong objection to his remarks after watching the video where he was heard saying the words. Sarkar has been asked to clarify why he made such remarks about a candidate of his rival party. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe Commission had earlier sought a report from the District Magistrate of Nadia on April 17, regarding the statements made by Ghosh Kar. The Commission has now show-caused her after it found her statements highly derogatory in nature. The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has gone through the report submitted by the DM in this regard. The TMC MLA found herself at the centre of controversy after she made some objectionable remarks regarding the Central Force. It was alleged that during a closed door party meeting, she had appealed to the members of the party’s Mahila Morcha to “chase Central Forces away with broomsticks.” In another development, an FIR was lodged with the Hooghly police against Locket Chatterjee, who is contesting the election from Hooghly Lok Sabha constituency on BJP’s ticket. During a rally, Chatterjee had allegedly made some remarks which could have triggered communal tension in the area.last_img read more

Lebron James Supporting Obama Could Be Bad for the

Lebron James declared his support for the re-election of President Barack Obama Monday night, despite being advised beforehand making his vow publicly could be “bad for the brand.”James makes millions of dollars each year off his endorsements, Nike being his biggest endorser. Nike, along with other endorsers, felt that announcing his backing of the President would be a negative reflection to the deals that he has in place.“I’ve been second guessed,” James said after Monday’s 124-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns on the eve of election. “They’re saying it’s bad for the brand. If I feel like I want to support someone, then go for it.”James signed a seven-year, $93 million contract with Nike in May 2003. In March 2010 the brand signed him to an extension for an undisclosed amount.James has made it known that he is not afraid to take a stand as an athlete.“I just think it’s about knowledge if you know what’s going on,” James said. “I’ve always said I feel like it’s important for me to do it because that’s just who I am. I got out there and I learned a lot about it in ’08 and I learned a lot about it now.”In 2008, the three-time NBA MVP said he researched Obama before voting for him, but adds he has done the same this time around.Heat president Pat Riley and James are on two different sides of the aisle when dealing with politics. Riley has donated $2,500 to Republican challenger Mitt Romney.James was asked if he thought about throwing an event such as Bruce Springsteen did to rally support for Obama. The NBA champion said that his busy schedule during the summer, preseason and now regular season have prohibited him from being able to organize an event.“It’s kind of late now, but I’ve been able to send out a few tweets and support (Obama),” he said. “But I’m supporting him and I think his camp knows that and everybody that knows me knows that.”James is glad that he did not let endorsers influence his decision to speak out, but issued a challenge to everyone who can vote and hasn’t voted.“I think it’s a very important election for everyone,” James said. “Everyone, they talk about having a right to vote. Just don’t talk about it, actually go out and do it. And let your voice be heard, and I’m happy to be in the position I am.” read more

Ohio States Jared Sullinger named John R Wooden Award finalist

Ohio State sophomore forward Jared Sullinger was named one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award Tuesday. The award, named after former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, recognizes the top player in college basketball. Sullinger is the only player on the list who was a 2011 Wooden Award All American. He was also named first-team All-American by Sporting News for the second straight year. The Buckeye big man has averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds for the No. 7-ranked OSU basketball team this year as the team compiled a 25-6 regular season record. Sullinger’s 14 points and 10 rebounds helped OSU beat Michigan State, 72-70, Sunday and give the Buckeyes a share of the Big Ten regular season championship along with the Spartans and Michigan. MSU senior forward and Big Ten Player of the Year Draymond Green was the only other player from the Big Ten named a finalist for the Wooden Award. Other notable names include Kentucky freshmen forwards Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson, and North Carolina senior forward Tyler Zeller. The list, which also requires the student-athletes to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, was comprised of three freshmen, two sophomores, three juniors and seven seniors. The Big East had three players on the list, which was the most of any conference. The Wooden All-American teams will be announced during the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament. In the meantime, Sullinger and the Buckeyes will travel to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tournament. They will play Friday at approximately 9 p.m. against the winner of a game between Nebraska and Purdue. After the tournament ends Sunday, the team will learn its seeding in the NCAA Tournament. read more

Serie A terminate Spanish broadcaster Mediapro deal

first_imgThe Lega Serie A yesterday voted unanimously to dismiss the contract with Spanish broadcaster Mediapro after it said the latter had failed to provide necessary guarantees, so the Serie A TV rights will return on the market.The Spanish broker had previously won the bidding war for the rights in February for €1.05bn, but Sky Sport Italia sued and won a court case to have the tender suspended for not respecting Italian antitrust regulations, hence the deal termination.Sky claimed that Spanish broadcaster, Mediapro bid was in a process reserved for independent intermediaries, but that it was a broadcaster rather than an intermediary, and had no capacity to distribute the competition in the Italian market.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Even though Mediapro had offered to provide more financial guarantees, the Lega Serie A saw all 20 clubs vote unanimously to terminate the contract.Mediapro now has seven days to commit to a €1.2 billion guarantee to avoid the contract being cancelled definitively, according to Spanish financial daily El Español,That decision will be valid a week today, so Sky and Mediaset are now back in the race to snap up the rights for the 2018-21 seasons.last_img read more

Robben wants Schweinsteiger to have Bayern directors role

first_imgThe Dutch player believes his former teammate could become a Munich executive after retiring from footballBastian Schweinsteiger’s testimonial match was full of surprises.Not only Bayern Munich won 4-0, with Basti scoring the last goal of the match with the Bavarian shirt, but he also seems to have a future in the club.For his former teammate Arjen Robben, Schweinsteiger could become a Bayern executive in the future.“Yes, of course. But he has to want to do it,” he told the reporters as quoted by Sportskeeda.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“I don’t know what he is planning, maybe he will do something completely different. I don’t know.”“But, of course. I mean, just look at [Tuesday]: somebody like this in your club is always useful,” he concluded.Then. Now. Forever. ONE OF US! #MiaSanBasti #ServusBasti pic.twitter.com/sYDpnnee6p— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 28, 2018last_img read more

PSG boss We are close to signing two new players

first_imgParis Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that they are close to completing deadline-day deals for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Juan BernatBernat only made 12 appearances at Bayern Munich last season and will likely provide cover for fellow new left-back Yuri Berchiche, who joined from Athletic Bilbao earlier this summer.Although the signing that has intrigued people the most is  Cameroon attacker Choupo-Moting, who could only manage five goals in 30 Premier League games for the relegated Stoke City.“It’s August 31, it’s very late, I’m not going to lie,” said Tuchel, according to FourFourTwo.“We’re trying to get the two players signed, they’re doing their medical tests now. I do not know if others will follow.“We’ve been looking for a few weeks for cover for [Edinson] Cavani, the opportunity has come with Maxim, who is a top-level player, who can impact right away when he comes off the bench.“With the arrival of Choupo-Moting, it’s a lot of attackers. It can impact [Timothy] Weah’s situation, but at the same time not, because it’s another type of player.”Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has been linked with a permanent move to Eintracht Frankfurt, while Giovani Lo Celso is expected to complete a transfer to La Liga side Real Betis.“Trapp wants to leave, he’s trying to sign with another club,” Tuchel confirmed.“Lo Celso, I do not know exactly what he’s up to.”Midfielder Marco Verratti is a doubt for Saturday’s trip to promoted Nimes as PSG look to maintain their winning start to the new season.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Verratti has resumed training,” Tuchel added.“We will decide together after the session of the day if he is with us in Nimes.”The Ligue 1 champions have been pitted against Red Star Belgrade, Napoli and Liverpool in Group C of this season’s Champions League.Although Tuchel is looking forward to going head-to-head with new Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti.“Ancelotti is a great coach,” he said.“He was a great inspiration to me.”? Mark your calendars! ??1⃣ 18/09 21h CET ??????? @LFC v PSG2⃣ 03/10 18h55 CET ?PSG v @crvenazvezdafk3⃣ 24/10 21h CET ?PSG v @en_sscnapoli4⃣ 06/11 21h CET ?? @en_sscnapoli v PSG5⃣ 28/11 21h CET ?PSG v @LFC6⃣ 11/12 21h CET ?? @crvenazvezdafk v PSG pic.twitter.com/hCExSmWcHp— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 31, 2018last_img read more

Kluivert I want to play more games for Roma

first_imgJustin Kluivert is eyeing more playing opportunities at AS Roma after registering his first goal for the clubDespite making just two starts and three substitute appearances for Roma this season, Kluivert has made a positive start to life in Italy and found the net for his new club in their 5-0 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.Now the 19-year-old winger intends to build on scoring his first goal by continuing to give coach Eusebio Di Francesco more reasons to select him.“I’d like to play more games from the first minute and I hope it happens more often in the future,” Kluivert told Fox Sports.“For now, I can’t complain, I feel like I’m growing so much and I feel good at Roma.“I’m trying to come through, but I have great confidence in myself and I’m ready to show my worth.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“I know it’s easy to go from being a great talent to a player who risks not making it, but for me, it’s not a problem whatsoever. I have to keep proving myself.“However, I know that sooner or later my time will come. I just have to keep training hard, like I’m already doing.”Kluivert had been linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester United in the summer before making a surprise switch to Roma.💛❤️🐺 #ForzaRoma pic.twitter.com/NruKWgLt74— Justin Kluivert (@justin_kluivert) October 3, 2018last_img read more

American Airlines commences Dreamliner service between Tokyo and Chicago

first_img United Airlines Adds Service to Providenciales from Houston this Summer Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp American Airlines flights stuck Related Items:american airlines, tokyo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppAmerican Airlines on Tuesday (August 18, 2015) started its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service from Japan between Tokyo Narita and Chicago O’Hare, its first international 787 service from Chicago. Showcasing the new modern American Airlines, the aircraft features 28 lie-flat business class seats, 48 Main Cabin Extra seats with a further 150 seats in Main Cabin. The aircraft departs Tokyo as flight AA154 at 6.10 p.m. and arrives in Chicago at 4.20 p.m. the same day.Art Torno, American Airlines’ Senior Vice President for International said: “Our Japanese customers are going to love this aircraft when they see the modern interiors we have on board, as part of the more than $2 billion investments in customer improvements we delivering.”Derek DeCross American Airlines’ Vice President, Global Sales comments: “Our goal is for our customers to experience a product that’s better than our competitors and that includes more Japanese speaking staff, better Japanese food options and entertainment. I’m confident that the combination of American Airlines and Japan Airlines makes us a winning formula for Japanese customers.”Arranged in a two-class cabin configuration, American’s 787-8 features 28 fully lie-flat Business Class seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. The custom-designed forward-and rear-facing seats provide direct-aisle access for every Business Class customer for more mobility throughout the cabin and comes equipped with satellite Wi-Fi capability to keep customers connected while traveling internationally. The premium cabin also features inflight entertainment selections on a 16 inch HD Panasonic touchscreen monitor positioned in each seat with up to 250 movies and 180 TV programs. Business Class customers will also be offered Bose® QuietComfort® Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones and ear buds. Each seat is equipped with universal AC power outlets and a USB jack.The Main Cabin has 48 Main Cabin Extra seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, offering customers up to six inches of additional legroom plus 150 Main Cabin seats also arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration. Every seat offers a 9-inch HD Panasonic touchscreen monitor with an assortment of movies, TV programs, games and audio selections. Each Main Cabin seat is also equipped with universal AC power outlets and a USB jack.Other advanced features on the Dreamliner include larger dimmable windows, improved cabin humidity and improved sound quality. American’s 787-8s will also feature a walk-up bar stocked with snacks and refreshments for customers traveling in the premium cabin. Currently American has placed firm orders for 42 Boeing 787 aircraft, with the fleet becoming even younger, more modern and more efficient as additional aircraft are delivered into service.American already has the youngest fleet of the U.S. global network carriers, with an average aircraft age of 12.3 years. In 2015, American is taking delivery of an average of two new aircraft per week. Meanwhile, American is in the midst of more than $2 billion in planned improvements to give customers a superior travel experience around the world. Recommended for you US Airways no more, last flight to TCI ‘emotional’last_img read more

IITKGP Alumni sets up Chair Professorships in memory of martyred batch mate

first_imgKolkata: The alumni of 1993 batch of IIT Kharagpur have joined hands with their alma mater to set up six Distinguished Chair Professorships in AI and Machine Learning in memory of their martyred batch mate. Ajay Kumar Singh, an IPS officer, had laid down his life during an operation against insurgents near Ranchi in 2000.IIT KGP Director Prof Partha Pratim Chakrabarti said on his Facebook page, “A Truly KGP-ian way to remember a martyred batch mate who had dedicated his life in Service of the Nation and performed the highest sacrifice. Let us use this to build a new initiative to touch the lives of the People of India. Thanks 1993 team. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIIT KGP is already in the process of setting up a Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and researchers in several departments in the institute are working on product development or applications related to AI.The campaign for Chair Professorships in AI was led by Neeraj Mendiratta and created buzz among his batch mates across the globe with around hundred alumni having donated close to Rs 75 Lakh, an IIT KGP statement said.Of the total amount, a sum of Rs 36 Lakh will be contributed towards the Ajay Kumar Singh Chair Professorships in AI and the remaining for endowment in the name of the batch. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe alumni are aiming to reach Rs 50 Lakh figure for the endowment which will give them a classroom at IIT KGP named after their batch.Dean of Alumni Affairs, Prof. Subrata Chattopadhyay said, “I am overwhelmed with the initiative of IIT KGP alumni to give back to their alma mater. We just need to create avenues which the alumni would find worthwhile and beneficial for country and they would generously contribute towards it.” The Chair Professorships will be for two years duration for existing and new teachers including visiting and adjunct faculty in Artificial Intelligence starting from academic year 2018-19. The support will be in the form of a top-up salary which will be Rs 25,000 every month.”We, the batch mates of Ajay, fondly remember him as a braveheart . We wanted to commemorate his name in association with an initiative like excellence in teaching and research in the area of machine learning which can do wonders for India,” batch mate Paresh Krishnakant Joshi said.He expressed hope that through this initiative, IIT KGP would be able to promote AI teaching and in a way that it could be simplified and mass marketed.AI and Machine Learning has become the next big thing in the 21st century impacting healthcare, electronics and communication, space technology, transport, automobiles and even home appliances.last_img read more

MCCI organises highlevel meet with Polish Ambassador

first_imgKolkata: Adam Burakowski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in India said Poland’s GDP grew by 4.2 percent in 2017 which was considerably higher than the EU average growth of 2.4 percent.Other EU countries account for 75 percent of Poland’s total exports. However, Poland has growing trade links with non European countries. Poland has been steadily improving its position in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Rank and it has climbed from 74th position in 2012 to 24th position in 2017. With regard to the labour force, 43 percent of Poles attain a tertiary education degree and 90 percent of adults attain at least upper secondary education. The unemployment rate is low in Poland. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights He was speaking on a theme “Doing Business with Poland” organised by the Merchant Chamber of Commerce and Industries on Tuesday afternoon. Mohan Goenka, Honorary Consul of Poland in Kolkata was present and spoke on the occasion. Arun Kumar Garodia, Regional Chairman, Eastern Region, EEPC India was also present and addressed the gathering. Burakowski stated that Poland is an attractive investment destination on account of its strategic location and economic stability, attractive labour market with increasing labour productivity, mature business environment, variety of manufacturing sectors, dense network of suppliers, thriving services sector and presence of industrial clusters and investment support ecosystem comprising 14 Special Economic Zones and local tax relief. The 14 SEZs in Poland had received investments of $27 billion by 2016 and 2,87,000 jobs had been created. Burakowski added that about 121 Indian companies operate in Poland. Indian investments in Poland amount to $3 billion and include Videocon, TCS, Infosys, HCL Technologies and Wipro among others.last_img read more

Miley Cyrus ignoring her beaus calls

first_imgSinger Miley Cyrus has been reportedly ignoring her boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger’s phone calls since he returned from his spring break in Cabo.“Patrick has been trying to reach Miley since he’s been back, calling her over and over and she hasn’t been answering his calls,” eonline.com quoted a source as saying.“He’s very upset and is doing everything he can to try resolve things. Patrick is extremely frustrated because he’s been actively trying to be very good and to make this relationship work,” the source added.Patrick was photographed getting cozy with a bikini girl during his vacation. He denied rumours that he cheated on Miley Cyrus.“Omg. It’s one of my best friends girlfriend… Would NEVER do anything against my GF… Girls have guy friends and guys have friends that are girls,” he said speaking against the rumours sparked by their pictures.last_img read more

CM announces expert committee to resolve tea industry issues

first_imgDarjeeling: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the formation of an expert committee to look into different issues and problems pertaining to the tea industry. The committee will be handing over its recommendations and a report within three months. She also stated that the Land department will be soon preparing a law for distributing land rights to tea garden workers.The Chief Minister, while on a tour of North Bengal districts, held a meeting with different operating tea unions of the gardens at Uttar Kanya, the mini secretariat in the Jalpaiguri district on Thursday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedLater, addressing a Press conference, she stated: “There are problems ailing the tea industry but we will have to find a permanent solution to the problems. We have constituted an expert committee with the Chief Secretary at the helm. The committee will submit a report within three months. The Land Reforms department will formulate a law for distributing pattas (land right documents) to tea garden workers.”She stated that there is exploitation in the tea gardens. “Some gardens declare lockouts as per their convenience. We will cancel lease of such tea gardens and will initiate criminal cases against the management not paying PF and gratuity of the workers,” retorted the Chief Minister. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPReacting to an ongoing agitation by the Joint Forum of Tea, a conglomeration of 26 tea unions demanding minimum wages for tea workers, Banerjee stated: “They only know how to call bandhs. Our government has been sincerely working for the workers. We have spent more than Rs 1,000 crore for the tea workers since 2011.”Adding to this, Malay Ghatak, minister in charge of the Labour department, stated: “During the Left Front regime, daily wages were hiked by Rs 1 and Rs 2. We incremented daily wages by Rs 37.50. At present, the daily wage cash component is Rs 159.” The Chief Minister stated that the government is negotiating with the management for a minimum daily wage of Rs 176. Another round of talks of the minimum wage committee will be held on Friday at Uttar Kanya to decide on the minimum wage issue, stated the Chief Minister.There are 2,72,000 workers in the tea gardens of West Bengal and another 8 lakh non-workers who live in the tea gardens.”We are extending different social security programmes in the tea gardens. For the nonworkers we have decided to impart skill development training. Tea tourism will be promoted as an alternative” said the Chief Minister.She added that relief is being provided to the workers in closed tea gardens, including free electricity and free drinking water, along with 35 kg of rice at Rs 2 per kg.last_img read more

Mamata to unveil twoday festival to recognise farmers achievements

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate two-day-long Mati Utsav from Tarakeswar in Hooghly on February 22.Banerjee is also expected to felicitate farmers with Mati Samman award for their extraordinary achievements in the agriculture sector. Banerjee will be giving the award after inaugurating the Mati Utsav at Baliguri area of Tarakeswar on Friday. Following the inauguration, the festival will be celebrated in all the districts. Hundreds of farmers from the districts will join the festival in their Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Boserespective districts. Banerjee had initiated this programme marking the growth of the agriculture sector in the state. Initially, it used to take place on Lalbaba Ashram Ground in Pangarh. She has been organising the programme for the past several years. The preparation of the Utsav has already started in all the districts and steps have been taken to make necessary arrangements as thousands of people will be visiting Mati Utsav not only in Hooghly but also in other districts. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to a senior official of the state Agriculture department, there will be stalls in the festival so that the farmers would get to know about different modern techniques of farming from the outlets. There will be a separate platform where they can discuss about the problems they usually face during farming. There will be experts and officials of the state Agriculture department who could provide guidelines to the farmers. The knowledge-sharing programme with the experts will help to develop new ideas for farming. There will be further discussions on different aspects of Mati Utsav in the districts. It may be mentioned here that after coming to power the Mamata Banerjee government has taken several initiatives for the benefit of farmers to ensure that they incur profit. Prodded by the Chief Minister, state Agriculture department has started a host of new schemes and the annual income of the farmers in the state has gone up three times than what had been in the past. All the district administrations have been working on a war footing to put in place necessary arrangements ahead of official inauguration by Banerjee. State Agriculture Minister Asish Banerjee who is an MLA from Rampurhat in Birbhum said that the Mati Utsav will be celebrated across the state after the Chief Minister inaugurates the festival in Hooghly. The programme is extremely beneficial for the farmers as they get a platform to interact with the department officials. It will be celebrated in Suri, the district headquarter of Birbhum.last_img read more

first_img – NEW WARNING FROM DOUG CASEY – READ IMMEDIATELY Over the years, Doug Casey’s forecasts have caused a lot of controversy… Like during the peak of the dot-com bubble when he warned a major crash in tech stocks was near… Or near 2008 when he warned America’s financial structure would be threatened with collapse. Critics called him “offensive,” “brash,” “irreverent.” But Doug was spot-on, every time. Not only that… Folks who heeded his warnings had the opportunity to make rare and extraordinary gains of 770%, 1,333%, and more. Yet, those could be a drop in the bucket if his latest controversial forecast about President Trump is right. Click here for the full story. Recommended Links — WARNING: Don’t File Social Security Benefits Until You See This We just uncovered something shocking that could mean the difference between collecting a meager $1,000 from Social Security… Or getting up to $6,235 a month you can use for your retirement. That’s real cash deposited in your account… coming from the private sector. But according to a law that governs this special situation, you must act before April 21. Click here to get started today. Editor’s note: The “Greater Depression” has started… Yesterday, Casey Research founder Doug Casey compared what happened in the 1930s to what’s going on today. Below, he breaks down more of these likely differences… By Doug Casey, founder, Casey Research PRICES 1930s Prices dropped radically because billions of dollars of inflationary currency were wiped out through the stock market crash, bond defaults, and bank failures. The government, however, somehow equated the high prices of the inflationary ’20s with prosperity and attempted to prevent a fall in prices by such things as slaughtering livestock, dumping milk in the gutter, and enacting price supports. Since the collapse wiped out money faster than it could be created, the government felt the destruction of real wealth was a more effective way to raise prices. In other words, if you can’t increase the supply of money, decrease the supply of goods. Nonetheless, the 1930s depression was a deflationary collapse, a time when currency became worth more and prices dropped. This is probably the most confusing thing to most Americans since they assume—as a result of that experience—that “depression” means “deflation.” It’s also perhaps the biggest single difference between this depression and the last one. Today Prices could drop, as they did the last time, but the amount of power the government now has over the economy is far greater than what was the case 80 years ago. Instead of letting the economy cleanse itself by allowing the financial markets to collapse, governments will probably bail out insolvent banks, create mortgages wholesale to prop up real estate, and central banks will buy bonds to keep their prices from plummeting. All of these actions mean that the total money supply will grow enormously. Trillions will be created to avoid deflation. If you find men selling apples on street corners, it won’t be for 5 cents apiece, but $5 apiece. But there won’t be a lot of apple sellers because of welfare, nor will there be a lot of apples because of price controls. Consumer prices will probably skyrocket as a result, and the country will have an inflationary depression. Unlike the 1930s, when people who held dollars were king, by the end of the Greater Depression, people with dollars will be wiped out. THE SOCIETY 1930s The world was largely rural or small-town. Communications were slow, but people tended to trust the media. The government exercised considerable moral suasion, and people tended to support it. The business of the country was business, as Calvin Coolidge said, and men who created wealth were esteemed. All told, if you were going to have a depression, it was a rather stable environment for it; despite that, however, there were still plenty of riots, marches, and general disorder. Today The country is now urban and suburban, and although communications are rapid, there’s little interpersonal contact. The media are suspect. The government is seen more as an adversary or an imperial ruler than an arbitrator accepted by a consensus of concerned citizens. Businessmen are viewed as unscrupulous predators who take advantage of anyone weak enough to be exploited. A major financial smashup in today’s atmosphere could do a lot more than wipe out a few naives in the stock market and unemploy some workers, as occurred in the ’30s; some sectors of society are now time bombs. It’s hard to say, for instance, what third- and fourth-generation welfare recipients are going to do when the going gets really tough. THE WAY PEOPLE WORK 1930s Relatively slow transportation and communication localized economic conditions. The U.S. itself was somewhat insulated from the rest of the world, and parts of the U.S. were fairly self-contained. Workers were mostly involved in basic agriculture and industry, creating widgets and other tangible items. There wasn’t a great deal of specialization, and that made it easier for someone to move laterally from one occupation into the next, without extensive retraining, since people were more able to produce the basics of life on their own. Most women never joined the workforce, and the wife in a marriage acted as a “backup” system should the husband lose his job. Today The whole world is interdependent, and a war in the Middle East or a revolution in Africa can have a direct and immediate effect on a barber in Chicago or Krakow. Since the whole economy is centrally controlled from Washington, a mistake there can be a national disaster. People generally aren’t in a position to roll with the punches as more than half the people in the country belong to what is known as the “service economy.” That means, in most cases, they’re better equipped to shuffle papers than make widgets. Even “necessary” services are often terminated when times get hard. Specialization is part of what an advanced industrial economy is all about, but if the economic order changes radically, it can prove a liability. THE FINANCIAL MARKETS 1930s The last depression is identified with the collapse of the stock market, which lost over 90% of its value from 1929 to 1933. A secure bond was the best possible investment as interest rates dropped radically. Commodities plummeted, reducing millions of farmers to near subsistence levels. Since most real estate was owned outright and taxes were low, a drop in price didn’t make a lot of difference unless you had to sell. Land prices plummeted, but since people bought it to use, not unload to a greater fool, they didn’t usually have to sell. Today This time, stocks—and especially commodities—are likely to explode on the upside as people panic into them to get out of depreciating dollars in general and bonds in particular. Real estate will be—next to bonds—the most devastated single area of the economy because no one will lend money long term. And real estate is built on the mortgage market, which will vanish. Everybody who invests in this depression thinking that it will turn out like the last one will be very unhappy with the results. Being aware of the differences between the last depression and this one makes it a lot easier to position yourself to minimize losses and maximize profits. So much for the differences. The crucial, obvious, and most important similarity, however, is that most people’s standard of living will fall dramatically. The Greater Depression has started. Most people don’t know it because they can neither confront the thought nor understand the differences between this one and the last. As a climax approaches, many of the things that you’ve built your life around in the past are going to change and change radically. The ability to adjust to new conditions is the sign of a psychologically healthy person. Look for the opportunity side of the crisis. The Chinese symbol for “crisis” is a combination of two other symbols—one for danger and one for opportunity. The dangers that society will face in the years ahead are regrettable, but there’s no point in allowing anxiety, frustration, or apathy to overcome you. Face the future with courage, curiosity, and optimism rather than fear. You can be a winner, and if you plan carefully, you will be. The great period of change will give you a chance to regain control of your destiny. And that in itself is the single most important thing in life. This depression can give you that opportunity; it’s one of the many ways the Greater Depression can be a very good thing for both you as an individual and society as a whole. Editor’s note: America is about to enter a crisis far more severe than what we saw in 2008–2009. It could all start after Trump’s inauguration and could change everything… in sudden, unexpected ways. This is exactly why Doug and his team put together a time-sensitive video explaining how it could all go down. Click here to watch it now.last_img read more

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labeled a.VIEW MOREW Eugene Smith—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images1 of 15LIFE15 Entertainers Who Were Labeled Communist in the Red Channels ListEliza BermanJun 22 2015In Hollywood in the 1940s and ‘50s a rumor of Communist sympathies was enough to end a person’s career—or at least to force it into an undesired hiatus The creation of blacklists beginning in the late 1940s left many entertainers barred from performing in certain venues or in TV radio and film The Red Channels pamphlet published on June 22 1950 served to expand and enhance the existing mechanisms of the blacklistsThe 151 people listed by the right-wing journal Counterattack included actors authors musicians and journalists Some had already been blacklisted while for others the accusations were new The fates of those named depended on whether they cooperated with the House Un-American Activities Committee (which many did not) and whether the accusations were ultimately substantiated Some like Judy Holliday endured a period of unemployment before resuming their careers For others like actor John Garfield the list spelled the end of their careersLiz Ronk who edited this gallery is the Photo Editor for LIFEcom Follow her on Twitter @lizabethronkOfficials at Texas A&M University said Monday that the school would not allow a white supremacist group to hold a rally on campus next month "After consolation with law enforcement and considerable study Texas A&M is cancelling the event scheduled by Preston Wiginton at Rudder Plaza on campus on September 11 because of concerns about the safety of its students faculty staff and the public" the university said in a statement according to KTRK a local ABC affiliate Wiginton a one-time A&M student brought white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at the university in December and that event drew intense protests and an opposition event the Houston Chronicle reported at the timeWiginton announced plans for his September 11 event again featuring Spencer on Saturday afternoon after violence broke out a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville Va also advanced her fourth straight win over the AustralianTrump said he explained his views on antifa to SenC during their private meeting at the White House a day earlier Scott had expressed disgust with Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville aftermath"We had a great talk yesterday" Trump said during an on-record discussion with reporters on Air Force One en route to Washington after a trip to view hurricane-relief efforts in Naples Fla "I think especially in light of the advent of antifa if you look at what’s going on there you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also and essentially that’s what I said"The president added that "because of what’s happened since then with antifa when you look at really what’s happened since Charlottesville a lot of people are saying and people have actually written ‘Gee Trump may have a point’ I said there’s some very bad people on the other side also"Trump faced widespread political backlash after he waited two days to specifically condemn the hate groups including the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis that organized the Unite the Right rally Violent clashes on the streets culminated in the death of a woman who was killed when a man participating in the rally plowed his car into a group of counterprotestersEven after denouncing the hate groups by name Trump within days mounted a defense of his initial response asserting there were "very fine people" among the marchers and suggesting both sides were to blame for the violenceTrump said Scott presented legislation he was working on to help create jobs and put people to work which Trump said he supported Asked whether the senator had pressed him to add high-ranking African Americans to his White House staff and administration Trump said: "We did talk about that yeah It’s something I do and I certainly would continue to do We talked about that I told him I would do it and he knows we’ve already done it But I told him and I told him very strongly I like that"The president was not specific about whom he might hire or when or for what positionsLater Thursday the White House announced that Trump had signed legislation condemning the Charlottesville violence and hate groups Trump issued a statement saying he was pleased to sign it"As Americans we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred bigotry and racism in all forms" Trump said"No matter the color of our skin or our ethnic heritage we all live under the same laws we all salute the same great flag and we are all made by the same almighty God We are a Nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal As one people let us move forward to rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans"The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land Gani Adams has revealed what members of the Oodua Peoples Congress OPC must do to herdsmen killing Nigerians Adams urged members of OPC to be vigilant and watchful against the illegal activities of herdsmen in the region Speaking in Ibadan the Oyo State capital over the weekend the Onakakanfo also warned herdsmen against taking undue advantage of the accommodating nature of the Yoruba race According to Adams ”The Yoruba by nature are very accommodating we are brave and courageous however we will not allow the indiscriminate killings of our people we will resist any attempt by the herdsmen to spill innocent blood in the southwest” Recall that Adams had in February boasted that the people of the South West would resist any attempt by herdsmen to turn the region into a killing field m Mont lost control on the snowy road and crossed over the centerline colliding head-on with a pickup driven by a 28-year-old man the patrol saidThe driver of the pickup and his passenger a 22-year-old woman died at the scene the patrol said The driver of the semi was not injuredThe identities of the motorists involved were not released The crash is under investigationNew Town is about 150 miles northwest of BismarckA former Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Technical Aid Corps TAC scheme Ambassador Mamman Daura has died Daily Trust reports that Daura died yesterday after a protracted illness and will be buried on Thursday after funeral prayers slated for 2:30pm at the Emir of Daura’s palace in Katsina State He was Nigeria’s ambassador to Uganda for eight years and had served in Saudi Arabia South Korea Belgium and Cameroon Daura believed to be in his 70s served as TAC director for two terms before leaving in 2013 He was also a graduate of Maryland University in the United States of America (USA) and had also served in different capacities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs He left behind his aged mother wife and childrenA The real life Joey: pic Barker said 38-year-old Jessica Lynn Spangler of Avon Later Monday ” Stone said at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo According to Lipdo Mark Lipdo000-square-foot park in Highland Park two properties at Jabi and Kuje ( both in Abuja) "The idea is to bring others to the joy of the faith a 24-year-old black man who was shot and killed by Minneapolis police on Nov BBC reported was appointed by the country’s ruling coalition; elections will take place in the fall that it had conducted a “perfect” H-bomb nuclear test according to a police statement” Ayade remarked that the scenario was creating a very huge embarrassment to the state and indeed Calabar Kelvin Orogun Trump dined with his eldest daughter Saturday 12 Mario Suriani—AP Donald Trump Both the Congress and the BJP are trying to woo the The fact that it was driven by some of the world’s best drivers—including British Formula 1 champions Mike Hawthorne and Stirling Moss—only increased the priceThe Trump transition team has been instructed to save documents related to the ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election the New York Times reports The transition team’s general counsel’s office reportedly sent a memo to members of the transition team ordering them to preserve “any physical and electronic records that may be related in any way to the subject matter of the pending investigations” according to the report Information on former campaign manager Paul Manafort former adviser Carter Page former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn business partner of Manafort’s Rick Gates and Roger Stone who is called an informal Trump adviser in the document is also being sought in the memo The men named in the memo have been at times linked to the investigations into Russian meddling The Times reports that the internal memo indicates that any failure to preserve documents could result in criminal or civil penalties and “could form the basis of legal claims legal presumptions or jury instructions relating to spoliation of evidence” President Trump has continued to blast the investigation into Russian meddling as a “witch hunt” that has so far failed to produce any evidence that he colluded with Russians After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians" nobody has been able to show any proof Sad Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16 2017 [NYT] Write to Maya Rhodan at [email protected] down a neon-gobsmacked raceway in Mario Kart 8 I snake left then right then left again chaining mini-turbos and rocketing past visually thumping loudspeakers pulsing purplish stars and a tower-sized EQ that throbs in time with the soundtrack’s symphony of techno Everything’s moving and alive and lit up like one long continuous Jumbotron And then I’m gliding over lacquered blackness my just-upturned anti-grav wheels flying inches above what looks like grooved vinyl the music flanging the track ahead twisting and looping back at me — above me — like a disco Mbius strip That’s what it’s like to wrap your hands around the Wii U’s GamePad and plumb Mario Kart 8‘s wild panoply of wonderfully absurd tracks — 16 new 16 reimagined — spinning sideslipping soaring and tumbling roaring down vast mountainside waterfalls or bulleting through squalling banks of lightning-lit clouds (“Hello hello… I’m at a place called Vertigo…“) Imagine a carnival of race tropes a grab bag of driver profiles tactics and race types a melange of little gameplay iterations and configuration tweaks and “Holy crap I’m racing up and down that” moments jammed into a single game To sum up my affection for this best of all Nintendo’s Mario Karts to date in a few words: lavish kaleidoscopic gasp-inducing ingenious exotic balletic and — let’s switch from words to statements — something I’ll be playing for a long long time Not because the basic kart racing’s been rejiggered in some wondrous new Nintendo-fied way It hasn’t Think of it more like a 22-year-old snowball that’s still snowballing a slightly bigger smorgasbord of soothing cartoon-scape tracks and fanciful kart types a collage of all-terrain vehicles (including actual ATVs this time enlarging racer metrics like speed acceleration and handling) some new objects to toss (the cleverest: the piranha plant that snaps up items coins and other racers and the three-use boomerang flower that does damage outgoing and incoming) upside-down anti-grav racing (though since the screen shifts to maintain perspective it doesn’t feel like upside-down racing) more karts and kart parts and unlockables and so forth And then Nintendo whops you upside both retinas with some of the most sublime visuals ever seen in or out of a Nintendo game The ballyhooed new mechanic — antigravity racing your wheels automatically flipping perpendicular to the ground like Doc Brown’s DeLorean during Back to the Future‘s coda — makes the new every-which-way (including upside-down and backwards) tracks feel cooler to course through but that’s about it unless you’re playing cooperatively The novelty here’s that instead of avoiding drivers you’re encouraged to ram them which causes both vehicles to turbo off in different directions But it’s too happenstance as a solo tactic other drivers slamming into you from behind unexpectedly or sliding away at the last minute and wrecking your angle of attack Team up with another player by contrast and it becomes an indispensable tactic the two of you slamming into one another willfully rocketing down the course like a yo-yoing centrifuge The series’ signature element of chance remains: the most skilled players in the world can still wind up losing an otherwise expertly played race thanks to another player’s inopportunely dispatched blue shell And as usual finding the fastest path through a course (and figuring out how to maximize drifting through it) is at least half of winning You can hone your skills learning from the best players by using returning features like Ghost mode (in Time Trials) uploading your own performances as you like And though I wasn’t able to test it (it’s not working yet) the game now supports (modest) editing and uploading of video clips to YouTube a move that only brings it up to par with its rivals but warrants an attaboy nonetheless You can’t talk about Mario Kart 8 the most important game Nintendo’s yet released for its flagship console without thinking about the troubled state of the Wii U Mario Kart 8 alone won’t save the Wii U if indeed the Wii U needs saving That’s the implicit question the kart-riding elephant in all the game’s glittering stadiums water parks shoals harbors mansions and electrodromes No single game has the power to make (or for that matter break) something as multivalent as a platform Mario Kart 8 is wonderful thank goodness but it’s still just one game Nor does the racer best emblematize what the Wii U stands for: playing games with a tablet that’s not a tablet juggling input from disjunct screens that aren’t supposed to feel disjunct (and they definitely seem at odds here — I rarely felt comfortable enough to look down) Sure the Wii U GamePad offers sometimes-complimentary feedback but nothing about its stack of command center feeds tracking racer positions or letting you enable motion control steering on the fly feel essential much less exude halcyon-days-Wii novelty Put it this way: if you have a Wii U it’s the proverbial no-brainer for any sort of player casual to pro If you don’t own a Wii U here’s a reason to buy one with the caveat that the Wii U’s software future looks pretty hazy right now Nintendo’s deluxe 32GB Wii U bundled with Mario Kart 8 runs $330 knocking $30 off the standalone price for the racer so there’s that but it’s still $330 for one game (plus a driving wheel and Wii Remote) and a platform with an uncertain future But it’s also one of the best games Nintendo’s delivered and a reminder that when the company’s firing on all cylinders — even when it’s standing on its own shoulders gameplay-wise — its creative output remains peerless 5 out of 5 Wii U Write to Matt Peckham at [email protected]" which the university said would "provide disruption to our class schedules and to student, Stephen Lam—Reuters Apple is significantly expanding it’s product reach.

The Watch recharges through the magnetic system shown here.S. U. [email protected]” the petition says. Argentina’s peso is in trouble as President Mauricio Macri reaches to the International Monetary Fund for emergency help. Mo. Alicia Keys released a new song "We Gotta Pray" on Wednesday The release follows the grand jurys decision in New York not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner Keys told the New York Times she wrote the song after being moved by the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Garner in New York who both died at the hands of white policemen "We absolutely feel disregarded as human beings" said the 33-year-old singer The three-minute ballad features lyrics such as "Fire in the air what the hell going on Sirens everywhere singing that street song" mixed with images of protesters in New York and Ferguson tear gas and riot police Famous quotes from iconic civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King Jr and Mahatma Gandhi are interspersed throughout the song Keys a New Yorker used Twitter to express what the lyrics mean to her I wrote #WeGottaPray awhile ago yet the lyrics have never meant more to me than during this time ㈻1;㈻1; http://s.tco/AtgoXgzpVx Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) December 4 2014 “We Gotta Pray” is currently at No 6 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Write to Helen Regan at [email protected] generations of Birmingham family women turned out on Monday to see House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rally for female Democratic candidates "It was fabulous a wonderful event" gushes Alanna Birmingham 17 clutching one of the lunchs floral centerpieces a keepsake for her to take home "You could just feel the energy in the room all this beautiful female energy" Birmingham was there with her mother and grandmother in a show of political unity the family hasn’t always enjoyed especially when it comes to Hillary Clintonand they weren’t the only ones Billed as "The Ultimate Womens Power Luncheon" the event raised $14 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from the 820 mostly women in attendance bringing the DCCCs money lead of its GOP counterpart to a whopping $38 million with just two weeks to go before the election The event also featured a set by singer Carole King (including a rendition of "Sweet Seasons" where she changed the lyrics to "Some times you win; sometimes you win" instead of lose) But the 2014 midterms where Dems are expected to lose seats in both chambers and possibly control of the Senate were not the elections on most womens lips at the lunch Cynthia Birmingham Alannas mother was there to show early support for Clintons anticipated 2016 presidential bid in part to make up for not supporting her primary candidacy in 2008 "Im so excited to support Hillary in 2016" she says Birmingham wasnt the only one California Reps Anna Eshoo Zoe Lofgren George Miller and Barbara Leeall close allies of Pelosiwere all in enthusiastic attendance on Monday and all endorsed Obama during the primaries in 2008 Indeed many saw then Speaker Pelosis call in 2008 on super delegates to respect the will of the voters in their home states rather than endorsing the candidate of their choice as one of the nails in the coffin of Clintons candidacy Though Pelosi very carefully never endorsed either candidate in 2008 The event was a healing one for the Birminghams as well Ann Birmingham Alannas grandmother and Cynthias mother-in-law was also in approving attendance happy to see her women kin supporting the candidate shes long adored "I loved and supported Hillary back in 2008 and I will love and support her in 2016" Ann says "I was terribly disappointed when she lost" But all that was forgotten on Monday with Clinton and Pelosi hugging and kissing onstage and united in their common cause to not only elect more women to Congress where women make up less than 20% but to start a womens empowerment movement in politics "When women succeed America succeeds" both womenand the crowdchanted over and over throughout the program "For too many women for too many families they don’t just face ceilings for their dreams" Clinton said referring to the 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling or the 18 million Americans who voted to make her the first female Democratic presidential nominee in 2008 she famously referenced in her concession speech "they feel floor has collapsed beneath their feet" Clinton lavished praise on Pelosis ground-breaking leadership as the first female speaker a post she held from 2006 until Democrats lost the House in 2010 And Pelosi started her speech saying she hoped she would soon be surpassed "I’m frequently introduced as the highest ranking woman in US office; I’d like to give up that title And soon" she told a roaring crowd "If Hillary Clinton mother and grandmother decides to run for president she will win. proven leader at a time when the country most needs that experience. like any dogma.

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