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A ‘Leading Candidate’ For The Georgia Tech Job Has Emerged

first_imgA general view of Georgia Tech's football field.ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 28: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Georgia Bulldogs on November 28, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Georgia Tech is still in the market for a new head coach after Paul Johnson’s retirement. Their search may be ending soon though.According to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, the Yellow Jackets have zeroed in on Temple head coach Geoff Collins, who spent today meeting with Georgia Tech officials.Per Thamel, things could become official as soon as tonight.Source: Temple’s Geoff Collins has emerged as the leading candidate at Georgia Tech. No offer has been made yet. But he was in Atlanta on Thursday, met with Tech officials and they’ve indicated he’s the favorite. A deal could happen as soon as tonight.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 6, 2018The 47-year-old Collins is a Conyers, Ga. native and he’s worked at Georgia Tech before. Collins was an grad assistant with the Ramblin’ Wreck from 1999-2001 and served as the program’s recruiting coordinator in 2006.Collins served as the defensive coordinator at FIU, Mississippi State and Florida before taking the top job at Temple in 2017. He is 15-10 in two seasons in Philly.Collins’ Owls team went 8-4 this season and qualified for the program’s fourth-straight bowl game. They will face Duke in the Independence Bowl on December 27.Georgia Tech, meanwhile, went 7-5 in 2018 and will face Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl on December 26.last_img read more

Shubman Gill is a prodigy and the next big thing in Indian cricket: Robin Uthappa

first_img India Today Web Desk MumbaiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 23:38 IST Shubman Gill’s impressed in his first year in the IPL last season (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKKR veterans Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa praised youngsters Kuldeep Yadav and Shubman GillGill amassed 203 runs in 13 T20s at 33.83 in his debut IPL season last yearKuldeep has picked up 35 wickets from 31 matches in just 3 seasons for KKRKolkata Knight Riders opener Chris Lynn and vice-captain Robin Uthappa on Tuesday spoke highly of the team’s young guns – Kuldeep Yadav and Shubman Gill.Kuldeep Yadav has been with KKR since 2014 but only made his debut in the tournament in 2016 and has quickly established himself as one of the trump cards for the Kolkata-based franchise in a very short span of time.In just three seasons so far, Kuldeep Yadav has picked up 35 wickets from 31 matches at an impressive average of 24.51 which includes a four-wicket haul as well.Chris Lynn, who also joined Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014, has seen Kuldeep rise as a left-arm wrist spinner from close quarters in the last three seasons and labelled him as a world-class bowler.”It’s been awesome to watch Kuldeep develop over the last six years. When I first came into the system he looked like a stumpy guy rolling his leg-spinners out. But now he’s fit and strong, he’s developed his game, his variations are a lot more harder to pick now and he’s a world-class bowler. He’s made a name for himself on the world stage which is impressive at his age,” Chris Lynn told India Today.Robin Uthappa agreed with his teammate and said that Kuldeep has not only grown as a bowler but also as a person over the last few years.”Kuldeep is someone who has evolved over the last five-six years as a bowler and as a human being. Someone who has really worked on his fitness. He was one of the hardest working members in the group when he was not playing during the IPL.advertisement”As a bowler he’s become braver and become more courageous as a bowler. He’s really come into his own as a bowler and I think over the next few years we will see him expressing himself as a human being on the field. It’s an exciting few years for Kuldeep and he’s going to be a mainstay within the Indian team,” Robin Uthappa told India Today.Both Lynn and Uthappa reserved special praise for 19-year-old batsman Shubman Gill, who made his debut in the IPL for KKR last season.Gill impressed in his first year as he got to play 13 matches for the two-time champions in which he amassed 203 runs at an average of 33.83, including a half-century.3rd February – a date @RealShubmanGill will cherish forever2018 – #U19CWC trophy in hand2019 – First series win as part of the senior Team#NZvIND #KorboLorboJeetbo pic.twitter.com/ZPRJCuP2IfKolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 3, 2019Shubman Gill was a mainstay in India’s U-19 World Cup triumph last year in which he scored 372 runs from 6 matches at an average of 124 and was the tournament’s second highest run-scorer. He was the Player of the Series in the U-19 World Cup and has been labelled by many as the next-big thing in Indian cricket.”Shubman I think, between last year and this he has showed the world what he can do. He debuted in New Zealand not long ago but I think this year he can have a breakout season without putting too much pressure on him. He can bat anywhere in the order and I think he’s going to take some teams by surprise,” Chris Lynn said.Uthappa on the other hand, labelled the Punjab batsman as a prodigy. “Shubman has got a very level head on his shoulders and is very sorted in his mind, he knows what he wants to do and how he wants to approach his game. He’s a hard-working lad and is someone who is willing to put in the hard yards. He is someone who knows he is talented, is probably a prodigee and the next big thing in Indian cricket but he still has a very firm head on his shoulders.”He is a very humble kid, very well brought up. A lot of credit must be given to his parents. Coming from that part of the country and to be able to be that humble and that aware of himself at that age is fantastic,” Robin Uthappa said.Also Read | Ready to rock and roll for KKR in IPL 2019: Chris LynnAlso Read | IPL is good preparation for the upcoming World Cup: Robin UthappaAlso Read | IPL 2019 full schedule for 56 league matches from March 23 to May 5Also Read | Wasn’t even 10 per cent of what Shubman Gill is when I was 19: Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Shubman GillFollow Kuldeep YadavFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow KKRFollow IPL 2019Follow Robin UthappaFollow Chris Lynn Shubman Gill is a prodigy and the next big thing in Indian cricket: Robin UthappaRobin Uthappa and Chris Lynn reserved special praise for 19-year-old batsman Shubman Gill, who made his debut in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders last season.advertisementlast_img read more

Woodies: The Fastest Funded Dress Shirt in History

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Woodies Clothing continues to wow customers with its custom crafted dress shirts and they’ve added something new: 3D sizing online.“The biggest hurdle to getting new customers and selling them on the whole custom experience is taking their measurements,” said Jacob Wood. “Having them trust themselves with a tape measure seemed daunting to a lot of guys so we teamed up with Body Labs and can now build a 3D model of you online and extract all your measurements. Our rate of customer returns and remakes has dramatically reduced.”Along with the new way to get a perfect fit, Wood launched his second kickstarter campaign in June 2015 to add 13 new fabrics including four that are non-iron, which is a first for Woodies. In three days, they received more than $93,000, which is well over double what they brought in during their first kickstarter.When we first introduced you to Woodies Clothing, the company got overwhelming evidence of a need for custom dress shirts when Wood started a campaign on Kickstarter in April 2014 to raise $10,000 in seed money. He thought he’d be lucky to get that amount within a week, but the money came rolling in within seven hours.“The long term strategy is to become the king of dress shirts,” says Wood. “That’s what we’re starting with and what we want to master.”Woodies offers top quality shirts on its website, which are manufactured in southeast Asia. The company feels a sense of responsibility in giving back to that area and has partnered with The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC) in Thailand. For every shirt you buy, a portion of the proceeds goes to help students in need.Wood came up with the idea for his company while working as a buyer for Macy’s Department Store. “I was the men’s suit buyer for two years and then I was promoted to cargo shorts,” he says. Working with shorts wasn’t his thing, so he asked himself, “What do I love? What can I offer that’s better and different than anyone else?” His answer: dress shirts.Customers have control of the cut, sizing and fabric of the specific shirt they want designed, and Wood says this business model makes more sense than the mass produced S, M, L shirts sold in department stores.The ordering process allows for a choice of dress or casual fabric, customized collars and cuffs, plackets and pleats. The new 3D sizing works just by entering height, weight and average shirt size, but if a customer knows other measurements, like neck size and sleeve length, they can add those in as well.“We’ll change our fabrics as the seasons change and as trends change,” says Wood. “We didn’t want to overwhelm customers with hundreds of fabrics. We do the investigative work to find an assortment of awesome fabrics and present customers with the best of the best.”There are other companies selling dress shirts online, he admits, but he says Woodies’ advantage is in the price. “For an opening price point, theirs is $98 where ours is $68.“I worked behind the scenes in retail,” he continues. “I understand how the system works and I recognized the need for improvement and innovation. I took a leap and started this company.”We can’t wait to see what they come up with next! Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America last_img read more

Iran says no talks with US under any circumstances

first_imgTehran: Iran will not hold talks with the US “under any circumstances” while the rights of the Islamic republic are not respected, said an official quoted Thursday by state media. “We have said clearly… as long as the rights of our nation are not satisfied, as long as words don’t change into action, our path will stay the same as now,” said Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council. “There will be no talks under any circumstances,” he was quoted as saying by the official state news agency IRNA. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’Khosravi said there had been an uptick in official delegations travelling to Tehran from various capitals, although “most of them are coming on behalf of America”. “Without exception we have responded with the message of the Iranian nation’s strength, reason and resistance” in line with the policies of the Islamic republic, he added. Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusef Bin Alavi arrived in Tehran on Monday followed by the German foreign ministry’s political director Jens Plotner on Thursday. Oman played a crucial role in bringing Iranian and US negotiators together for preliminary talks that ultimately led to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with major powers including the United States. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaBut US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and reimposed sanctions that had been lifted in exchange for Iran scaling back its nuclear programme. With tensions between the two sides already high, there has been a dramatic escalation in recent weeks after the US labelled Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a “foreign terrorist organisation”. The United States also deployed a naval carrier group and B-52 bombers to the Middle East over unspecified alleged Iranian “threats”. Iran in turn rolled back parts of its commitments within the nuclear deal and gave an ultimatum to the remaining sides that more would follow if they did not provide relief from sanctions.last_img read more

Guv Malik skips official function at martyrs graveyard in Srinagar

first_imgSrinagar/Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday skipped the official function at the Martyrs’ graveyard in Srinagar and instead deputed his advisor for paying homage to the people killed in firing by forces of Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh on this day in 1931. Malik’s predecessor N N Vohra had also skipped the official function last year but did pay homage to the martyrs of 1931 in 2017. However, Malik in his Friday’s message on the eve of Martyrs’ Day called for collective efforts from all sections of the society to secure rapid growth and development of the state on all fronts. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The governor said Jammu and Kashmir has always been known for its glorious pluralistic ethos and harmony and emphasised the crucial importance of maintaining unity and brotherhood for ushering the state towards peace and prosperity. Governor Malik’s advisor Khursheed Ahmad Ganai on Saturday laid floral wreaths on the graves of the 22 people who were killed in firing while protesting against the autocratic rule of Maharaja Hari Singh.last_img read more

Leaders To Attend Clinton Global Initiative Latin America Meeting

first_imgAs part of his long-standing engagement in the region, President Bill Clinton has announced a roster of international leaders from the government, private and public sectors that will participate in the Clinton Global Initiative Latin America (CGI Latin America) meeting December 8-10 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.This meeting reflects President Clinton’s ongoing efforts through the Clinton Foundation to mobilize philanthropy and corporate social responsibility in all parts of the globe.The agenda in Latin America will emphasize efforts to carry the region’s social and economic progress into the future with sessions focusing on Developing Human Capacity, Designing for Green Growth and Harnessing Technology and Innovation. Participants will work towards developing and scaling up “Commitments to Action,” programs designed to address issues such as revitalizing Latin American cities, creating more opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and promoting early childhood education.“I’m excited to bring the Clinton Global Initiative to Rio de Janeiro. Many countries in Latin America have been a model for addressing critical challenges with creative cooperation between the government, business, and nonprofit sectors, and doing so in ways that have universal applications,” said President Clinton. “We’ll highlight the good that has already begun to accelerate economic growth, improve education, empower women and girls, and address environmental and climate issues, and look for opportunities to build on these programs and commit to applying that experience to help throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.”Featured participants at CGI Latin America will include Otavio Marques de Azevedo, President, Andrade Gutierrez; Candido Botelho Bracher, President & CEO, Itaú BBA; Alessandro Carlucci, Chief Executive Officer, Natura; Sylvia Coutinho, Chief Executive Officer, UBS Group Brazil; Andre Esteves, CEO, BTG Pactual; Sérgio Cabral Filho, Governor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Angélica Fuentes, Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Omnilife/Angelissima; Eduardo Hochschild, Executive Chairman, Hochschild Mining Plc; Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gerdau; Kurt Koenigsfest, Chief Executive Officer, BancoSol; Cenaida Uribe Medina, Congresswoman, Republic of Peru; Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank; José María Figueres Olsen, Former President of the Republic of Costa Rica; President, Carbon War Room; Alejandro García Padilla, Governor, Puerto Rico; Eduardo Paes, Mayor, Rio de Janeiro; Mark Parker, President & CEO, NIKE, Inc.; Carlos Rodríguez-Pastor, Chairman, Intercorp; and Susana Villarán, Mayor of Lima.As part of the event, Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, will host the sixth Clinton Foundation Day of Action on December 8 bringing people together for a day of volunteering giving back to the local community in Rio de Janeiro. Since she established the Day of Action program in New York City for Hurricane Sandy relief last November, Chelsea has mobilized thousands of volunteers donating more than 14,000 hours of community service across the United States. This will be the first Day of Action outside of the United States.Since leaving office, President Clinton has made many trips to Latin America. CGI Latin America will build on President Clinton’s years of dedication to the region, from his time in government to the Clinton Foundation’s work in Latin America.• Since 2007, the Clinton Climate Initiative and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group have been empowering cities in Latin America to invest in green technologies and fight climate change— including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo’s deployment of low-carbon transportation, Bogotá, Colombia’s retrofitting of traffic lights, and Mexico City’s improvement of waste management systems. • Since 2007, the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Enterprise Partnership) empowers individuals across Latin America to work themselves out of poverty. The Enterprise Partnership creates distribution, supply chain and programs training social enterprises, including the Acceso Training Center in Colombia that will place 20,000 people in jobs and the Chakipi Distribution venture that will train 3,000 women for distribution jobs in Peru. • The Clinton Foundation, since 2010, has raised a total of $34 million for Haiti, including relief funds and also conducts projects focused on supporting Haiti’s small and medium businesses, improving livelihoods, enhancing education and exploring the nexus of agriculture, energy and environment.Since the Clinton Global Initiative launched in 2005, CGI members have made 616 commitments around the world that directly impact the Latin American region. More than 250 of these commitments are specifically designed to improve lives throughout Latin America exclusively, and have an estimated value of $4.6 billion dollars when fully funded and implemented. These commitments include efforts to create jobs, expand early childhood education programs, help prepare for and reduce the impact of natural disasters, and increase the full and equitable participation of girls and women in all parts of society. At CGI Latin America, attendees will make new Commitments to Action to further address these and other challenges.Overall, CGI members have made nearly 2,500 commitments, which are improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $87.9 billion.last_img read more

Eddie Izzard Nears End Of Marathon Charity Challenge

first_imgThis week Eddie Izzard is hoping to complete his sensational 27 marathons, in 27 days challenge, across South Africa for Sport Relief.The comedian set off from Mvezo, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela on Tuesday 23rd February and is trying to finish in Pretoria on Sunday 20th March – where he will run two marathons in one day, in order to pick up distances he missed whilst ill early on in the attempt.The route traces the story of Mandela’s life taking in the university he attended and Robben Island where he was imprisoned for 18 out of his 27-year prison sentence.Eddie’s final run will take in the Union Buildings where Mandela gave his inaugural speech as the first democratically elected President of South Africa in 1994.So far he has run in conditions of up to 42°C and on Saturday 27th February, day five of the challenge, Eddie was advised by a doctor to undergo precautionary blood tests in Queenstown, to check his kidneys were working properly.He was then given a clean bill of health and then continued his fifth run. After 30k he suffered from dehydration but recovered and he was allowed to run on.To ensure Eddie maintains optimum health during the rest of his challenge he will take a break during the peak time South African sun – before starting again in the afternoon to complete his marathons.The Marathon Man feat of endurance follows Eddie’s last Sport Relief challenge in 2009, when he completed 43 marathons in 51 days across the UK, raising over £1.8m.last_img read more

Womens tennis Di Lorenzo and Kowase win first NCAA doubles championship in

Ohio State senior tennis player Miko Kowase is the all-time winningest singles player in program history. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsFor the first time in Ohio State women’s tennis history, a pair of Buckeye players will return to Columbus with an NCAA doubles championship.Sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo and senior Miho Kowase — the all-time winningest player in OSU women’s tennis history — bested Alabama freshman Maddie Pothoff and senior Erin Routliffe on Monday, splitting the first two sets 6-7 and 6-4 before winning the super-tiebreaker, 10-7.Francesca and Miho take the breaker 10-7 and win the NCAA Doubles National Championship!! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/4GCDaXjgNi— Ohio State Women’s Tennis (@OhioStateWTEN) May 29, 2017The first set came down to the wire, with both pairs tied at six games apiece. Each team traded points in the tiebreaker, until eventually the Crimson Tide pair was able to win two straight, winning the tiebreak 7-5 and sealing the first set with a 7-6 victory.The Buckeyes seemed to set the tone from the start of the second set, shutting out their opponent with four straight points to win the first game on break, and winning their serve in the next game. But the Crimson Tide pair won their second game serving, and added a break back to even the set at 2-2.After Alabama took a 3-2 lead, the Buckeyes went on a three-game win streak, tallying two wins while serving and one on break. The Scarlet and Gray pair lost one more game in the set, but were able to seal a 6-4 victory.Now heading to a super-tiebreaker, Di Lorenzo and Kowase needed at least 10 points and a margin of victory of at least two to win the match. The pair jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, and though the Crimson Tide duo fought back to keep it close, the Buckeyes were able to lock up the 10-7 win over Routliffe and Pothoff. read more

Pensioner runs naked through hotel in outofcontrol rampage with wife

first_imgRobert Fergus Ruth Fergus’s solicitor said she ‘reacted badly’ to alcohol as she had eaten little earlier in the dayCredit:Perthshire Picture Agency Robert Fergus admitted he had reacted ‘disproportionately’Credit:Perthshire Picture Agency  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Fergus gave a positive breath test but told officers: “I had no intention of driving but I was forced to. Our lives were in danger from hotel staff.”He was arrested after officers viewed the hotels CCTV footage.Mr Fergus admitted driving his £65,000 BMW on the B864 Kinloch Rannoch to Tummel Bridge road while twice the legal alcohol limit (43 mics).The retired chartered surveyor had previously been of good character and was both a senior committee member at his local rugby club and a member of the fundraising committee for a local school for disabled children.Mr Fergus, from Troon, South Ayrshire, admitted behaving in a threatening and abusive manner towards staff, wilfully destroying property and drink-driving.Mrs Fergus admitted causing fear or alarm at the hotel by threatening guests and staff with violence. Ruth Ferguscenter_img As terrified staff fled the hotel, the couple returned to their rooms to pack before driving off towards Perth.Perth Sheriff Court heard they flagged down a passing police car and accused staff of attacking them. The couple were fined £4,100 and Mr Fergus was also ordered to pay the hotel £800 compensation to cover the cost of the damage. He was also banned from driving for 12 months.Mr Cameron told the court his client had “consumed much more alcohol than was sensible” and reacted “disproportionately” when he confronted reception staff.Pauline Cullerton, defending Mrs Fergus, said her client had eaten little during the day and so “reacted badly” to the alcohol she drank. Sheriff Gillian Wade told Mr Fergus: “I don’t think I need to tell you it’s a very sorry state of affairs. I have no doubt you will regret it for the rest of your life.”The MacDonald Loch Rannoch Hotel, which enjoys views of the loch and is close to Cairngorms National Park, prides itself on offering “a tranquil, authentic Highland retreat”It says: “The magnificent setting is the ideal location to enjoy a break away from busy lives or a romantic retreat.”There are also several whisky distilleries at hand for guests to visit. There are certain things one does not expect to come across in a smart lochside hotel in the Scottish Highlands, and a couple of pensioners running amok with a pair of scissors is one of them.After his wife complained that staff had been hostile to her 72-year-old Robert Fergus ran entirely naked through the MacDonald Loch Rannoch Hotel, in Perthshire, on a drunken “out-of-control” rampage.Staff and guests were forced to flee  in the early hours as Mr Fergus smashed a glass pane and used the scissors to cut communications cables, before warning witnesses he would “slit” and “kill” them.His wife Ruth, 69, also threatened to “get a gun and shoot” a staff member after “reacting badly” to alcohol she had drunk without having eaten much food, Perth Sheriff Court heard.The court heard that Mr Fergus appeared in the hotel reception without any clothes and began shouting abuse at staff and guests during the incident, on February 4.Fiscal Depute Michael Sweeney said: “Both accused were acting as if they were out of control, He was observed to have a pair of scissors. Mrs Fergus said: ‘I’m going to get a gun and shoot you’.”Ewan Cameron, representing Mr Fergus, admitted his client had reacted “disproportionately” when he confronted hotel workers after being woken by his wife, who claimed to have been on the receiving end of “hostility” from staff.last_img read more

Twiflex launches new braking technology website

first_imgTwiflex, the global supplier of advanced braking technology for mining equipment, has launched a new website which provides information about their lines of industrial disc brakes, centrifugal clutch couplings and flexible couplings and shafts. The website, www.twiflex.com, is easy to navigate and contains specific product features and benefits as well as selection guides and braking calculations. A link to the Twiflex Literature Portal allows quick access to application profiles, data sheets, brochures, catalogs and service manuals, all available as PDF downloads. Global distributer and sales locators are also provided. The Twiflex Newsroom link is a single source for the latest company news, product announcements, articles and press releases.Twiflex specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of advanced braking technology for industrial applications. Founded in 1946, Twiflex has produced more than half a million brake units, frequently for safety critical duty, around the world. Twiflex braking solutions are designed for a wide range of applications including grinding mills and mine hoists. Twiflex and US distributor Hilliard are currently working on a very large grinding mill brake system for Newmont. The system will be installed on both 26 ft gearless driven ball mills and a 42 ft gearless driven SAG mill being supplied by Metso for the Minas Conga oxide copper-gold project in Peru near the group’s existing Yanacocha operation. Conga is Peru’s biggest mining project and will be Metso’s largest installed SAG mill to date. The Twiflex scope of supply for the project includes two off pedestals (brake stations) each with four off VMS-DP brakes plus hydraulic power packs for each of the mills.last_img read more

WWCH 2013 TOP 16 Poland or Romania – Montenegro or Denmark

serbia 2013WWCH 2013 ← Previous Story WWCH 2013 PHOTO STORY: Belgrade’s Pionir battles Next Story → WWCH 2013: France and Germany at 1/4 finals! Here are the schedule for Saturday’s matches at the WWCh 2013 eight-final:Belgrade:18:00 hrs.France vs. Japan20:45 hrs Denmark vs. MontenegroNovi Sad:17:30 hrs. local time: Germany vs. Angola20:15 hrs. local time: Poland vs. Romania

Preorder Kid Icarus Uprising get NES version for free

first_imgWhen Kid Icarus: Uprising launches in March it will already have a freebie included with the game, but we’re a bit worried as to why Nintendo feels it necessary to ship a 3DS stand with it. Apparently the stand makes the game easier to play due to the control mapping, but surely fixing the mapping for portable gaming would have been a better solution?Regardless of potential portability issues, if you pre-order the game in the U.S., chances are you’re going to get another extra thrown in. A code allowing a free download of the original NES Kid Icarus game will be included if you purchase from a retailer taking part in the promotion. Those retailers have yet to be announced.The NES original has been updated in the graphics department, made a part of the 3D Classics range, and will be available from the 3DS eShop. It also includes a new “intensity ranking” allowing you to slide a scale in increments of 0.1 between 0.0 and 9.0. The higher up the scale you go the more difficult/intense the gameplay becomes. If that proves popular, we could see it included in a lot more games in the future.Here’s the updated classic in action:Kid Icarus: Uprising remains a key title for Nintendo, and was actually the first to be announced for the new portable system back in June 2010. And it certainly offers up something different with gameplay that reminds of both Star Fox and Sin and Punishment as the gameplay trailer below demonstrates.Let’s hope it delivers for both Nintendo and gamers when it launches on March 23.via ShackNewslast_img read more

Oregon’s Merkley ends all-night speech as Supreme Court clash nears

first_imgWASHINGTON — A Democratic senator yielded the Senate floor Wednesday after talking through the night to highlight his party’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.But the theatrics from Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley could not change the outcome, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republicans prepared to steamroll Senate rules in order to eliminate Democrats’ ability to block Gorsuch with a filibuster.Merkley spoke all night, for more than 15 hours, finally stopping midmorning Wednesday with a final plea to colleagues to oppose Gorsuch, 49, a deeply conservative federal appeals court judge from Denver.“This is an extreme nominee from the far right who doesn’t believe in the fundamental vision of ‘We the People’ and makes decision after decision through tortured, twisted, contrived arguments defined for the powerful over the people, and that is unacceptable,” Merkley said.Following Merkley on the floor, McConnell ridiculed the opposition from Democrats.“Democrats would filibuster Ruth Bader Ginsburg if President Donald Trump nominated her,” said McConnell, R-Ky., naming one of the more liberal sitting justices. “There is simply no principled reason to oppose this exceptional, exceptional Supreme Court nominee.”last_img read more

Recording of USS Stennis women in bathroom investigated

first_imgBREMERTON — The Navy is investigating an incident aboard the aircraft carrier Stennis in which a sailor allegedly filmed female officers inside their bathroom.The commanding officer, Capt. Mike Wettlaufer, says he’s disappointed but pleased the incident was reported.The Kitsap Sun reports the incident reportedly occurred Thursday night while the Bremerton-based Stennis was conducting flight qualifications off Southern California.last_img

How to Write Like Gawker

first_img———- Forwarded message ———-From: Noah Robischon Date: Feb 12, 2008 10:27 AMSubject: Valleywag Voice GuideTo: [REDACTED]Excellent post writing tips from Paul Boutin (and Owen) for yourTuesday reading pleasure.—-Paul Boutin’s notes on the Valleywag voiceFrom EditorWikiJump to: navigation, searchTHE RAGE OF THE CREATIVE UNDERCLASSWe need to put back the Gawkeresque angry-creative-underclass glint to our voice. Just one glint of nastiness per post. I loved Carlson’s advice to Paultards on their irrelevance: “Don’t just take my word for it. Go to the polls and find out for yourselves.” Zing, and irrefutably true.DENTON’S FORMULA: MIX A PLUS AND A MINUSIf someone screwed up in business, find something nice to say about them: “The charmingly incompetent CEO.” If someone succeeded, find a way to slap them. “The wildly successful blowhard.” Denton says this is a key to Gawker posts about people, and when he got lazy he slipped on it and readers noticed in a roundabout way that the site felt less brilliant.PEOPLE, NOT COMPANIES OR PRODUCTSWrite about Steve Jobs or Jonathan Ives rather than “Apple” as an actor. Or find out who their VP of sales is if they’ve had a wildly successful quarter and credit him/her, a nice detail. I don’t want to read that the Zune is a flop, I want to read that Wink Twinkerton, head of the Zune division, has done for portable music players what Bill Gates did for CEO sex appeal.BE INSULTING, BUT BE SURPRISINGCalling Ron Paul a loon isn’t edgy. Much better was “voting for Ron Paul sends a message. The message is you’re crazy and hate the FDA.” That’s a nice setup and punch line, and a good non-cliche detail rather than an unspecific “loon.”DON’T LET YOUR ANGER GET TO YOUIf someone whose politics or opinions you disagree with says something you want to call out, don’t do a straight-ahead criticism. Instead, take their argument further to a simple but ridiculous conclusion. When Hillary Clinton proposed a moratorium on home foreclosures and a freeze on loan rates, Jordan Golson asked, “Why not a moratorium on people paying their mortgages? That seems easier.”BEAT-DOWNS ARE BADYou’ve wrung this out of them mostly, but I still see the young ones do the oldschool Ann Coulter / Molly Ivins thing of insulting someone three times in a paragraph when once would be better. Pick the one best dig and save the others for another time.NO FISKINGIf someone says several stupid things in one piece, just quote them and don’t rebut each line separately. Do a 100-word version with only the dumbest parts. Readers will get it.IF YOU WOULDN’T SAY IT IN A CONVERSATION, DON’T WRITE ITAvoid journalist-speak like “He takes umbrage with our statement.” You never say umbrage in real life.AVOID JOURNALIST MATH, USE SPECIFICSSome, many, few … these are journalist numbers for when they want to imply a trend. Often they’re used to overstate the number of people who do or don’t do something. “Some feel that Obama …” Cut that, and instead give me a specific quote from a linkable person that sums up the general mood you’re talking about.ONE JOKE PER POSTWe’ve slipped on that. Too many jokes comes across as not having enough to report. Keep the post short and move onto the next one.BAIL EARLYSurprise readers by quitting on a review or report halfway through it, once you know you’ve hit the hight points already. Find some reason to explain your exit. Melissa Gira Grant started to summarize the SF Bay Guardian’s annual sex guide, but when she got to a piece that was restaurant suggestions, she wrote, “I stopped reading here.” It keeps posts short, and breaks the mold of the reviewer who takes 400 words to wind down.SATIRE AND PARODYShould be used to illustrate someone’s foibles. E.g. President Steve Jobs issues the most expensive US budget ever, but it fits in a manila envelope.JUST NEVER USE THESE WORDSDouche, douchebag, douchery, asshat. Techcrunch uses them, need I say more. (To which I’ll add: “teh,” “intarwebs,” “lulz.”)[DISCLOSURE: I cover tennis for Gawker’s sports blog, Deadspin.] If you’re like me, you follow the travails of Gawker Media with a relatively perverse interest, not unlike how the snarky blog network follows its own collection of preferred media targets. After all, it’s the closest thing the blogodome has to Conde Nast, something founder Nick Denton likes to point out from time to time in his media kit.Following a mini-exodus of editors at its flagship earlier this year, there was quite a bit of talk about Gawker’s demise (Exhibit A: “Has Gawker Jumped the Snark” published in the New York Times last month, on the heels of Exhibit B: “Everybody Sucks,” published by New York magazine a few months before).Of course, all the talk was premature. Gawker’s traffic—thanks in part to its admirably defiant posting of a Tom Cruise Scientology indoctrination video—set records in January. So enough of that for now.What’s more interesting to me, though, is how scientific their particular brand of snark has become. Below, via New York magazine’s Daily Intel blog, is a memo—circulated this week to the company’s bloggers by Gawker Media’s Noah Robischon—with tips on how to match Gawker’s infamous tone:last_img read more

What Is Light Brings Rhymes and Wisdom to Kids

first_imgBy Andrea “Aunni” Young, Special to the AFROSharing positive affirmations are great ways to teach your children happiness and an optimistic affirmative attitude, according to child psychologists.  Recently, the host of “Great Day Washington”, Markette Sheppard, released a best-selling book for children called “What is Light?” The book is a poetic board book with beautiful illustrations that opens kid’s hearts and minds to the meaning of light, creating happy thoughts and positive emotions.Earlier this summer, Sheppard hosted a “What Is Light?” book launch party and concert at Brookland’s BusBoys and Poets Restaurant. Children sang and danced along to the music of  “The Uncle Devin Show”, while Sheppard recited her book to a packed house.Author and journalist Markette Sheppard interacting with the children at her book signing for her most recent children’s book, “What is Light.” (Courtesy Photo)Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, attended the launch party and congratulated Sheppard.  “I thought I would just congratulate Markette on becoming the author of a children’s book.  But we have to give her a double whammy congratulations because of her award of an Emmy.” Sheppard won an Emmy in June for her work as a host of “Great Day Washington.”Norton, who is now serving her fourteenth term as delegate for Washington, D.C., also spoke highly of Sheppard as a working mom.  “I think you are a great example and inspiration to the mothers sitting in the audience.  They can tell you how hard it is to be a mother. They came to see how you do that and all the rest of what you do.  And I came simply to thank you and congratulate you on what you are doing for this generation and the next.  Because you certainly inspire me in my work, you inspire me in leading the District and getting funds for children.”Sheppard dished on her writing process with AFRO.  “When I first had my son, I felt a sudden need to write down everything that I wanted to teach him. So I started a little notebook of wisdom, and the little notes turned into little poems and stories.”  Sheppard has also been featured on NBC’s “TODAY Show,” ABC’s “Live! with Kelly and Michael Show,” as an author in Essence Magazine and on NPR.  “I just thought “What is Light?” is something that I want my child, and all children, to know, like a love letter to children, that you have a light inside of you.”“What is Light?” features the artwork of the award-winning children’s book illustrator Cathy Ann Johnson.  Johnson, a resident of Decatur, Georgia, also owns Soul Ah-Mazing Productions, a company dedicated to children’s product creations.Sheppard is a native of Southern California, holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a master’s degree in Interactive Journalism from American University. She has also written another children’s book titled “My Rainy Day Rocket Ship” that is expected to be released next year. Sheppard resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and son.last_img read more

YouTube Orders Pilot for Jake Paul Show on YouTube Red

first_imgIn 2016, Paul made his TV debut in Disney Channel’s “Bizaardvark,” but parted ways with the show he after well-publicized incidents last summer in which he deeply annoyed his neighbors in West Hollywood.He’s also founder of the Team 10 social-media collective. In a controversy last year, teen twins Ivan and Emilio Martinez quit Team 10 over what they alleged was routine bullying by Paul. Eventually Jake Paul issued an apology for his behavior toward the Martinez brothers, after initially denying that he had bullied them.Jake Paul is the younger brother of Logan Paul, who stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy with a Dec. 31 video that included footage of a person who had died from a suicide. In response, YouTube yanked Logan Paul from its premium-advertising program and deleted him from YouTube Red original series “Foursome.” In early February, YouTube pulled all advertising from his channel citing content that was “unsuitable for brands.” YouTube resumed running ads on Logan Paul’s channels two weeks later but said he would remain in a 90-day “probationary period.”Jake Paul is repped by WME and law firm Stone Genow Smelkinson Binder & Christopher, and managed by Kevin Gould. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 UPDATED: Notorious internet bad boy Jake Paul is angling to get a late-night-style talk show on YouTube’s premium streaming service, and YouTube has ordered a pilot of the concept.The 21-year-old digital influencer is working with production houses Propagate Content and Five All in the Fifth Entertainment to develop a series for YouTube Red, as first reported by THR. The pilot is scheduled to shoot in May, according to a rep for Paul.According to a YouTube spokeswoman, Paul’s show one of several early development deals it engaged in last year with “a handful of YouTube creators as part of our normal process to evaluate new creative ideas.” She added that currently there are no series orders in place out of those pacts.Paul previously appeared in YouTube Red’s zombie-battling reality show “Fight of the Living Dead: Paradise Calls.” After rising to fame on Twitter’s now-defunct Vine, he currently has 14 million subscribers on YouTube, 10.7 million followers on Instagram, and 3.1 million Twitter followers.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Passenger with loaded gun in bag causes a Christmas headache at Orlando

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Airports, Orlando, Travel Alert Source: The Associated Press Share Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Passenger with loaded gun in bag causes a Christmas headache at Orlando airport ORLANDO, Fla. — A passenger tried to bring a loaded gun in a carry-on bag at Orlando International Airport causing a long back-up at checkpoints during the Christmas holiday rush.Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Tari Koshetz told The Associated Press the passenger was carrying a Ruger with a separate magazine loaded with 10 rounds of .22-calibre ammunition. The incident caused a backup at the busy airport early Tuesday morning.Koshetz says it was the 91st weapon intercepted by TSA officers at Orlando’s airport this year.Orlando police spokeswoman Michelle Guido tells local news outlets the passenger has a valid Florida concealed weapons license. Federal law, however, prohibits passengers from carrying weapons through airport checkpoints. Guido says the passenger will be charged with carrying a concealed firearm in a place prohibited by law.The passenger’s name wasn’t immediately released.last_img read more

Scaleup Summit September 2526th San Francisco

first_imgWhen and where is it on?The Scaleup Summit will take place in September 25-26 in San Francisco, at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, as part of the wider “SEC2SV – Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley” mission (Sept. 23-27).How many years has it been going?This is the fifth edition of SEC2SV, that includes the Scaleup Summit in San Francisco format for the first time. In the previous SEC2SV editions we would host the European Innovation Day – a one-day flagship event – at the Computer History Museum.What was the inspiration to start it?SEC2SV was born in 2014 to make Europe and the US (read Silicon Valley) ecosystems meet and touch base about the state-of-the-art innovation across the pond.The idea was, on the one hand, that policy makers, entrepreneurs, corporates, scaleups, and investors from Europe could learn from the experience and know-how heritage of the most advanced innovation ecosystem in the world in order to approach new markets and new needs. On the other hand, stakeholders from the US could discover in advance the routes policy makers of the European Union were tracing towards the big topics (economy, justice, growth, regulation, environment, etc.) and understand how to cooperate in a unique, coherent and worldwide perspective.The mission has grown fast in the past years, hosting an annual event (the EID-European Innovation Day) bringing together the most relevant founders, professionals, and policy makers from the EU entrepreneurial ecosystem and Silicon Valley in engaging meetings and workshops with the goal of forging meaningful long term relationships.This year the “Scaleup Summit” has become the natural evolution of the EID, becoming the premier event of the whole mission: a highly curated, invitation only, 2-days format periodically hosted by the most prestigious International Stock Exchanges (other editions include: Tel Aviv, Milan, London, Budapest, Stuttgart, Madrid) where international corporates, investors and scaleups operating in specific verticals can be involved in matching activities, do business and spot technology trends.What opportunities are on offer for those attending?The Summits provide qualified opportunities for scaleups to initiate commercial and strategic opportunities with senior corporate decision makers, extend their rolodex by adding international investors, assess IPO and private placement options together with specialists from the Stock Exchange, in addition to high-quality networking and benchmarking with peers and innovation leaders.On the other hand, corporates can meet the most interesting international startups/scaleups in a 1:1 setting and find “ready to be deployed” solutions to innovate their business, beyond getting data and benchmarks.The results: three deals have been announced at the opening of the last Scaleup Summit in Milan and they were made out of conversations started one year before during the previous edition of the event.Who will be speaking?The grand opening will include a C-Level speaker from NASDAQ followed by a Keynote speaker we will unveil in the upcoming weeks. Representatives from specific vertical markets will also be presenting the innovative areas they’re scouting projects for. The Summit will be focused above all on 1:1 meetings and vertical deep dives alongside with investor/CV panel and more.What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?First of all we suggest to check the 2019 “challenges” and verticals that specific corporates will be presenting in order to find innovative solutions. At the moment these will cover: Health and Circular Cities, Smart Cities, E-Mobility, Decarbonization, Digital Construction, and Travel Tech.Once you’ve realized you’re the right player in the right place, we strongly recommend you to schedule all your meetings in advance, whether you’re a scaleup, a corporate, or an investor, through the networking software we offer to facilitate 1-to-1 meetings.How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?The participation in the Summit is by invitation only. Corporates, Investors and Scaleups interested in joining can check the information here http://ow.ly/sZQO50vofdz and contact info@mindthebridge.com.More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you.Home If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking Scaleup Summit, September, 25-26th, San Franciscolast_img read more