7 Nov
2019

WA reclaim Barbarians Cup

first_imgWestern Australia dominated the 2008 Barbarians Cup in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, scoring an 8-1 series win to reclaim the touch football title they lost to the Northern Territory in Darwin last year.With the Western Tigers claiming a win in each of the three divisions on the opening night, the teams went into Saturday’s round of games full of confidence that the title would be returned to WA.Both the Mixed and Women’s divisions saw WA take a clean sweep, but once again it was the Men’s Open division that went down to the wire after both WA and the NT came into the final game of the tournament with one win each.After losing the second game to a NT team inspired by former Youth World Cup star Kelvin Caspani, the Tigers came out running hard in the final match, lead by another World Cup player in Andrew Knox.At half time WA held a 5-1 advantage, and went on with the job to take the game 7-3 and the series win. Caspani and Knox – both former Australian players – have been National Touch League team-mates for a number of years and are no doubt likely to be re-united in the Barbarians Men’s Open team for the NTL in March in NSW.TouchWest State Manager Matt Bamford has hinted that after the success of the tournament in Kalgoorlie-Boulder this year, there is every chance the competition could return to the gold capital at some stage in the future.The two day series had never been staged outside the metropolitan area before.“There’s been a great response from the local community to the Barbarians Cup this year, and we’re thrilled that the Department of Sport and Recreation were able to bring this event to Kalgoorlie”, Bamford said.“The support of the Goldfields Touch Association and from BHP and Norilsk also meant the kids and staff from Lakeland Senior High School in Perth could come along and get involved in the community programs. It’s certainly the kind of program we’d love to take to the country again.”Thanks to Jarrod Lucas from The Kalgoorlie Miner for providing the article content.Results:Mixed OpenGame 1: WA def NT 8-6Game 2: WA def NT 14-9Game 3: WA def NT 5-1Women’s OpenGame 1: WA def NT 8-1Game 2: WA def NT 6-3Game 3: WA def NT 8-1Men’s OpenGame 1: WA def NT 7-4Game 2: NT def WA 8-6Game 3: WA def NT 7-3last_img read more

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28 Oct
2019

10 months agoEx-Chelsea striker Cascarino backing Arnautovic move

first_imgEx-Chelsea striker Cascarino backing Arnautovic moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino says they should move for West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic.Cascarino has even compared the charismatic West Ham star to Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.“You know the one player I’d really want to take? Arnautovic – I’d take him in a heartbeat,” Cascarino said. “I think he’d fit perfectly into Chelsea.“The thing with Arnautovic – he reminds me of that Eric Cantona mindset. He thinks he’s good enough to be up there at the top table, and he is.“He was dreadful at times last year but there’s a real player in there and he needs a challenge and maybe the challenge is West Ham?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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28 Oct
2019

a month agoAndrew Robertson: Liverpool will remain humble

first_imgAndrew Robertson: Liverpool will remain humbleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndrew Robertson says Liverpool will not make the mistake of underestimating opponents this season.The Reds blew their Premier League lead to Manchester City last season with some poor results against smaller clubs.Asked if Liverpool could underestimate an opponent, he said: “No, we prepare for every game as if it’s our last because that’s the only game that’s in front of us.”Every game is like a cup final and that’s the game in front of us. Last season we were very good at never looking too far ahead at the games that you class as big games. Newcastle away last season, for example, we took care of that after Barcelona away.”We had Barcelona at home three days after but we took care of the games that we had to take care of because the next game is the most important.”That’s the attitude that we’ve taken and we can’t look at a busy September period because Newcastle had to be taken care of today. Luckily we’ve done that and now we focus on Napoli.”We don’t look too far ahead but we just focus on the next game because that’s how we get the best out of ourselves.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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28 Oct
2019

a month agoKaranka on Mourinho: Zidane has earned some Real Madrid credit

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Karanka on Mourinho: Zidane has earned some Real Madrid creditby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAitor Karanka says Real Madrid should stand by coach Zinedine Zidane.The Frenchman is under huge pressure after a poor start to the season and this week’s 3-0 humbling at Champions League opponents PSG.But Karanka, a former Real defender and also assistant coach to Jose Mourinho, told AS: “Football goes very fast. When Zidane won the Champions League things were not going so well in the Liga and in the end there are always criticisms. And more in Madrid. “It is clear that this team has won a lot and has been reinforced. Now he’s having a bad time with injuries, but he’s a coach with three Champions Leagues and great players. He will be in the fight.”On Mourinho, he added: “He is waiting. This is new to him.”Asked if Mourinho could return, Karanka added: “We are in September and there is a world ahead. Zidane has won three European Cups and some credit must be given.” last_img read more

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9 Aug
2019

Governor signs Rep Kahles bill banning child mutilation

first_img11Jul Governor signs Rep. Kahle’s bill banning child mutilation Categories: Kahle News,News Legislation that gives survivors of female genital mutilation the opportunity to seek criminal prosecution up to 10 years after the offense or the victim’s 21st birthday, whichever is later, was signed into law today.The bill is sponsored by state Rep. Bronna Kahle as part of a bipartisan legislative package addressing female genital mutilation (FGM), which is any procedure performed on girls intended to remove or damage the external genitalia.“The girls who suffer mutilation have faced a barbaric act few of us can comprehend,” said Kahle, of Adrian. “They should not be expected, at such a young age, to fully understand the lifelong impact of the damaging injuries they have endured.”Her legislation was part of an eight-bill package that prohibits FGM, sets sentencing guidelines, requires improved education on the procedure to law enforcement and health officials, and adds an extension on the civil statute of limitations to allow victims to recover personal damages.The package follows a February incident when two young girls from Minnesota were subjected to the procedure at a southeast Michigan clinic. A Livonia couple was arrested on federal charges in April for allowing and performing the procedure after hours at their medical clinic, while a third individual was fired from their emergency room doctor position for performing the procedure at the same Livonia clinic.Kahle’s House Bill 4690 is her second bill signed into law. It is now Public Act 79 of 2017 following Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature“I was pleased to work with my colleagues to make sure this happened,” said Kahle. “This procedure has no benefits. It’s only done to damage and relegate women to second-class status. There’s no place for it in Michigan.”#####last_img read more

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7 Aug
2019

Netflix has set up a new team to work on innovati

first_imgNetflix has set up a new team to work on “innovative approaches” for using data, in a bid to improve the service’s streaming quality of experience (QoE).In a blog post, Netflix said the types of problem it is looking to solve include understanding the impact of QoE on user behaviour, determining what movies and shows to cache on the edge servers based on member viewing behaviour and improving the technical quality of the content in its catalogue using viewing data and member feedback.Netflix said it also aimed to create a personalised streaming experience for each member, looking at algorithms that run in real-time once playback has started to determine what bitrate should be served and what server to download that content from.“User behaviour refers to the way users interact with the Netflix service, and we use our data to both understand and predict behaviour. For example, how would a change to our product affect the number of hours that members watch?” asked Netflix.“We need to determine a mapping function that can quantify and predict how changes in QoE metrics affect user behaviour. Why is this important? Understanding the impact of QoE on user behaviour allows us to tailor the algorithms that determine QoE and improve aspects that have significant impact on our members’ viewing and enjoyment.”last_img read more

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6 Aug
2019

Cisco this week joined with partners to demonstrat

first_imgCisco this week joined with partners to demonstrate cable broadband remote PHY architecture and the use of DOCSIS infrastructure for mobile backhaul.At the SCTE Cable-Tech Expo in Denver, Cisco demonstrated its Infinite Broadband Remote PHY solution (RPHY) for cable access networks, which it claims to be the industy’s only standards-based distributed access architecture (DAA) on the market.Arris and Cisco demonstrated interoperability with each other’s Remote PHY (RPHY) solutions, including CCAP core technology and PHY nodes. Demos will include: the Arris E6000 CCAP Core supporting Cisco Smart PHY node and the Cisco cBR-8 CCAP Core supporting the Arris RPHY Node.Finnish vendor Teleste meanwhile used the show to launch its Open RPD specification-based node, the AC91000 Neo, and demonstrated nteroperability of its Remote PHY enabled node alongside Cisco’s cBR8 CCAP Core.Cisco also launched its new GS7000i Smartnode, adding new mass awareness telemetry and proactive control automation capabilities to the cable access network, according to the company.Cisco has also partnered with CableLabs to develop a way for DOCSIS to grow to handle mobile backhaul, for 4G/LTE networks to start with, and 5G installations as they start to emerge in meaningful ways, the company said.last_img read more

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18 Jul
2019

Video game designer establishes lab for renewable energy

first_imgA Dutch video game designer and entrepreneur has established a laboratory on the Big Island that is focused on developing alternatives to fossil fuels for energy, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Video game designer establishes lab for renewable energy (2019, July 1) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-video-game-lab-renewable-energy.html Here comes the sun Henk Rogers established the laboratory to test and develop renewable energy systems that he hopes will make the state’s energy use 100% renewable by 2045, ending the state’s reliance on fossil fuels that Rogers says is adding acid to the ocean and killing the coral reef, the newspaper reported Sunday.The laboratory, which is on a ranch, is currently focused on the use of hydrogen to create energy. The laboratory wants to use hydrogen energy cells to store the energy harnessed by the solar panels, to power the community water system, to create jobs and to cook food, the Tribune-Herald reported.The laboratory is run under the auspices of Rogers’ Blue Planet Foundation. One of Rogers’ software companies has the intellectual property rights to Tetris, according to the foundation’s website.Blue Planet wants to combine the use of solar energy and hydrogen energy cells. Because solar is an intermittent power source, it’s important to be able to store the energy to use during off-peak hours. There’s usually 3.8 hours of quality sunshine in the mornings at the ranch, but the sky clouds over as the day progresses.”We knew storage was important and the key,” said Paul Ponthieux, director and chief technology officer of Blue Planet Research. “We have to grab all our energy in the limited window.”The laboratory uses solar energy to pass an electric current through water to create hydrogen gas and oxygen, the newspaper reports. The hydrogen is then stored under pressure in energy cells, similar to a battery. Explore further © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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17 Jul
2019

IT raids on TDP MP C M Rameshs houses in AP and

first_imgSHARE Published on income tax Properties of C M Ramesh, Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha and Telugu Desam party leader, was raided by Income Tax officials on Friday morning. Search operations were conducted at his houses in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh and in Hyderabad. Operations were also conducted at his company’s premises in Hyderabad. Confirming the I-T raids, the MP said it was noting but “a political, vindictive move” by the Modi government as his party left the NDA alliance. “As a TDP Rajya Sabha member and leader, I am also in the forefront fighting for the rights of the people of the State, especially in the matter of setting up a steel plant in my district, Kadapa. That is why I am being targeted,” he said.He said he had nothing to hide or fear and that he would not be cowed down by such intimidation tactics. The MP, presently in New Delhi, said, “The I-T officials have called me and I have told them that I have no objection, but the due procedure should be followed, especially in Telangana.” He said that he had no faith in officials from Telangana and wanted independent witnesses to be present. The TDP MP alleged that the BJP and YSR Congress had secretly joined hands in the state and “during the past few days some of the YSR Congress leaders are openly bragging on Telugu TV channels that my houses would be raided. It is noting but political vendetta.”Ramesh is also a member of the PAC. October 12, 2018center_img COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTSlast_img read more

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