26 Dec
2019

Liverpool supporters help raise almost £60,000 for injured fan Sean Cox

first_imgHe suffered severe head injuries and was left in a coma after the attack, and is now receiving recovering in the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire.Liverpool have pledged to support his long-term care, and it has been revealed the club raised close to £60,000 for Cox’s treatment at Saturday’s Premier League home game against Cardiff.A bucket collection was made at the Cardiff clash – which ended in a 4-1 win to the Reds – which brought in £28,725, which was then matched by the LFC Foundation.The LFC Foundation also donated proceeds of £1,653 from the matchday fundraising lottery held at the game, taking the overall total to £59,104. Liverpool fans have clubbed together to help raise almost £60,000 for injured Reds supporter Sean Cox .The 53-year-old Irishman was left serious injured after being attacked by Roma supporters outside Anfield ahead of their Champions League semi-final back in April. The Liverpool players held a banner in support of Sean Cox following their victory over Roma in the Champions League semi-final getty center_img 1 An amazing £59,104 was raised at Saturday’s game for the Sean Cox Appeal. The collection was supported by volunteers from @LFC, @LFCFoundation & @spiritofshankly & match funded by the #LFCFoundation. Huge thank you #LFCfamily for supporting Sean’s rehabilitation & long term care. pic.twitter.com/rs84dZOkVa— LFC Foundation (@LFCFoundation) November 1, 2018“LFC would again like to thank everyone who participated in the collection, either as collectors or donors, while club officials remain in dialogue with the Cox family regarding initiatives to support them,” said a statement from Liverpool.But it’s not just fans who have helped ensure Cox never walks alone – manager Jurgen Klopp has donated €5000 toward the Liverpool fan’s care.Everton defender Seamus Coleman and Reading midfielder David Meyler, both Republic of Ireland internationals, have also donated €5,000 each, while former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow donated €5,600.last_img read more

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17 Dec
2019

Slightly different schedule in the swine barn at the 2016 Ohio State Fair

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Exhibitors need to be aware of a slight, but important, change in the Ohio State Fair Junior Barrow Show schedule this year.“The crossbred barrows will show on Friday, Aug. 5 and the purebred barrows will show on Saturday, Aug. 6,” said Angie Barney, co-director of the Ohio State Fair Swine Barn. “In addition, for those youth that participate in the breeding gilt shows, they will be able to participate in the Outstanding Breeding Exhibitor program which is very similar to the Outstanding Market Exhibitor program.  If they choose to participate, they will need to participate in the Swine Skillathon program on Thursday, Aug. 4.”Exhibitors are encouraged to closely monitor the show schedule and keep these dates in mind as the event approaches to keep the shows running smoothly.“We are looking forward to a great year in the swine barn,” Barney said.last_img read more

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17 Dec
2019

Announcing the November Featured Geocacher of the Month

first_img SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”December Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsDecember 7, 2012In “Community”November Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsNovember 9, 2012In “Community” The November Geocacher of the Month is known as the Elvis of the geocaching world, and over 130 geocachers agree. Congratulations to Ted, a.k.a. balkamper13 for being named November’s Featured Geocacher of the Month!November Featured Geocacher of the Month, balkamper13Balkamper13 is recognized for introducing and helping countless novice geocachers become caching addicts. He has donated quality homemade swag, time, and money to geocaching events. Ted has spent numerous hours teaching his secrets, and always invites new geocachers on geocaching adventures and events. He also shares his geocaching adventures and tips on this blog, LiveLoveCache.com.A geocacher who cast a vote says, “balkamper13 helped get us started. We love finding his caches and his swag.  The first CSI series cache find had us hooked. I have never seen such creativity! The events he hosts are first class. I have known balkamper13 for about a year and I have never met a fellow cacher who puts his time, money, heart, and soul into this great hobby to make his fellow cachers’ experiences the best.”Balkamper13 will receive a collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.Thank you to the fellow November nominees and all those who supported them. The nominees not chosen as Featured Geocacher of the Month will receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here.Featured Geocacher of the Month IconThe geocaching community is encouraged to re-nominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month. If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.com. Every nomination must meet the following requirements:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameA picture of the nomineeDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month.Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the awardNominations for the December Featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by the end of the day on Friday, December 7th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top three candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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16 Dec
2019

DOE Announces Winners of its ‘Apps for Energy’ Competition

first_imgApplication developers are busy people. There are now hundreds of thousands of apps available for PCs and mobile devices, whether they’re running an Apple operating system, Google’s Android, HTML 5, or a mobile or PC version of the Microsoft platform. But just knowing there’s an app for every issue and craving doesn’t mean you’ll find it in the vast inventory of the app store.For people interested in apps that might help them reduce their electricity bills, though, the Department of Energy has tried to make shopping a bit easier by sponsoring an app-development competition and then touting the results. Called Apps for Energy, the competition features both juried and “Popular Choice” awards categories. Prizes totaled $100,000. The results of the juried contest were announced on May 22, while results from the Popular Choice voting, which ended May 31, are scheduled to be unveiled on June 6.The DOE required that each competition entry incorporate data available through Green Button, a standardized, industry-led initiative designed to allow customers access to their usage information in easy-to-understand form. Contest rules also required that each entry include a video that explains how the app works.Calculating tree unitsThe app developers took it from there. Apps for Energy’s five judges – professionals from government, industry, and technology sectors – selected an app called Leafully for Best Overall App honors and a $30,000 grand prize. Leafully’s developers, Timothy Edgar and Nathan Jhaver, both of Seattle, decided that energy use doesn’t necessarily have to be described to utility customers in kilowatt hours, a measurement standard that, while common, might seem technically dry and abstract to many people. Edgar and Jhaver decided to instead measure energy usage in terms of trees – the number of trees (presumably trees of average height and leafage) required to offset the pollution created by energy consumption, depending on the sources used to feed electricity into the grid as demand increases and decreases over the course of a day.In addition to translating Green Button energy-usage data into trees, Leafully allows users to view their historical usage patterns, develop strategies for reducing energy consumption, and calculate the potential monetary and environmental benefits – in terms of adding trees to the environment – of following through on those strategies.Leafully’s developers point out that not all energy-saving strategies reduce user expenses: the premiums paid for energy efficient “always on” appliances or renewable-energy systems, for example, might take several years to recover through reduced utility bills, although the tree rewards could be impressive over that period.Leafully users type their Facebook login on the service’s home page to authenticate their Leafully account, which allows them to tap their Green Button data. Facebook also is used to help Leafully participants to build a community of energy savers who will collaborate on energy-reduction strategies and help motivate each other to increase their aggregate tree value.Other prize winnersThe Best Overall App second prize went to Melon, an energy efficiency startup based in Washington, D.C. Melon, which won $15,000 in the contest, focuses on using Green Button data to help commercial buildings achieve Energy Star performance. Melon’s app is designed to assess a building’s energy efficiency quickly, highlight opportunities for energy savings that would bring the building to Energy Star performance, and help building managers find contractors to make improvements.VELObill, developed by software company Zerofootprint, based in New York City, took the Best Overall App third prize, $7,500, for a app that provides users with a simple format for monitoring their electricity use (as well as water and natural-gas use), ranking it against that of their peers, and developing a plan for improvements.Two winners were announced in a Best Student Apps category: wotz, submitted by a team of students at University of California at Irvine, took first place, and Budget It Yourself, a project developed by students at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Art, took second.Wotz combines Green Button data with data the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Energy Commission, and offers users “play,” “explore,” and “challenge” activities to help them analyze the data, which can be presented as a landscape of shapes representing various levels of energy usage. Like Leafully, wotz has created kilowatt-hour equivalents, including one that equates 1 kwH with one deluxe bacon double cheeseburger, and another that equates electricity consumed between 2 and 3 p.m. to a number of MacBook Air recharges. Wotz also includes two games whose difficulty is determined by the amount of electricity used in the household the previous day. The app also allows users to share their usage findings on Facebook.Budget It Yourself, as the name indicates, is a tool for Android smartphones that is designed to analyze Green Button data and offers guidance on how best to budget each day’s energy usage to reduce overall consumption.Building on existing app strategiesRight now, the prospects for adoption of the Apps for Energy programs are tied to the adoption of Green Button, which was launched in January and currently has commitments from enough utilities to make data available to 27 million households once the service is fully implemented. Whether consumers will take to these apps is less certain.Adoption of usage-monitoring tools offered by Microsoft and Google, for example, was too modest to keep those initiatives alive, even though they were available for free. But some systems, notably OPower, which provides information about power usage by other OPower participants in the community, have held their own.last_img read more

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16 Dec
2019

A Net-Zero Home for Farm Workers

first_imgFeatures fit for the farmFarm workers get dirty, and they’re likely to run into pesticides or herbicides in the course of a day — factors the student designers took into account. A second entryway to the home was designed as a cleansing zone where workers can shed shoes and clothing, use a shower and pull clean clothing from double-sided lockers before going inside.The design team originally planned to use straw-bale construction (some online articles still include this description), but later the plans were changed in favor of more conventional 2×6 construction and fiberglass batt insulation, said Claire DeCamp, a university representative on the project.Students are building the house on two refurbished house trailers on campus, and the intent of the design, DeCamp said, is that the components could be made as modular units in a factory and trucked to their destination for assembly.Other features of the house, taken from the UCDavis team website:Materials that contribute to high indoor air quality, such as air-purifying plants and linoleum flooring that doesn’t off-gas volatile organic compounds.Flexible indoor spaces that encourage groups to gather but also a master bedroom that provides some privacy.Radiant heating and cooling system using a rainwater reservoir. At night, water from the reservoir is sprayed into the air through a rooftop sprinkler. The chilled water is then filtered and pumped through the radiant slab during the day to cool the house. When needed, the same tubing can distribute heated water.A heat exchanger to pull energy from domestic gray water to preheat potable hot water.Solar tubes for indoor lightingOne of the group’s primary goals was to design a net-zero home that both public and private housing providers could afford, the website says. There’s more about the project in this YouTube video. A design team at the University of California, Davis, has focused its attention on the often unmet needs of farm laborers for its entry in this year’s Solar Decathlon.It’s the first time the school has participated in the competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.C. Davis entry, what its designers are calling the Aggie Sol home, is one of 16 university solar-powered houses that will be on display in Irvine, California, beginning on October 8.The house is specifically designed for farm workers on the West Coast, the team’s website says, and is intended as a model for affordable housing that can “replace the inefficient grid-dependent houses that currently dominate the market.”The U.C. Davis team hoped to develop a template for housing that would benefit a group of people who often make do with substandard housing.“In the United States, over one million people are working as farm laborers, and with 12% of all U.S. agricultural exports coming out of California, it is clear that many of these farm workers are here in our own backyard,” the team’s website says. “These workers are often living in deplorable conditions, with no plumbing, no temperature control, and extreme overcrowding due to their inability to afford anything better.”last_img read more

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9 Dec
2019

Disclose Your Pricing When Asked

first_imgFor a long time, salespeople have been taught and trained not to disclose their pricing when asked. Instead, they have been directed to require their prospective client to engage in the discovery process with them, allowing the salesperson to gain the information they need to provide pricing. It’s a very logical idea that one should know what they are pricing before doing so, but that logic tends to elicit an emotional response.Why Can’t You Say It?The fact that you are unwilling to disclose your price can signal to your prospective client that it is so much higher than your competitors that you dare not disclose it for fear of chasing them off. If you are afraid of your price, then maybe they should also be concerned.Even more troubling is that fact that you don’t seem to believe that your price is appropriate for the value that you create, or you’d be more likely to share it. The Mercedes dealership doesn’t hide their prices. Neither does Tiffany’s. Any brand that is differentiating and creating value understands that higher prices are a signal of greater value.The fact that you won’t share your pricing is a lack of transparency. You look like you are hiding something negative. What kind of partner are you going to make if you are going withhold things that your dream client will perceive as a negative? One of the ways you build trust is to deal with things that are negative in a frank and candid way.But in this case, your price isn’t a negative at all. In fact, it’s the way you capture enough value to generate the better results for your clients. Without their investment, your company can make the investments in creating compelling, differentiated value, the value worth paying more to obtain.Sooner. Not Later.There is no way you are going to win a deal with a higher price by hiding that fact from your client. By hiding it, you create doubt. By sharing the price, you create confidence in what you sell.When asked, you say, “Based on the little that we know now, the price is likely somewhere between $100,000 and $140,000. If you are willing to answer a few questions to make sure I understand what you need, I can dial that number in from you.” If your prospective client says, “That’s more than we’ve heard up to this point, you reply, “I understand. Our price is little higher, but as we talk through what you need, I’ll share with you the investments we make to produce better results, and we’ll see if it makes sense for you to make the same investments.”If you don’t want your prospects to believe your price is higher than you can justify, don’t be the cause of that belief.last_img read more

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3 Dec
2019

Nana Patekar responds to charges with legal notice

first_imgAs actor Tanushree Dutta — who has made allegations of sexual harassment against veteran actor Nana Patekar — began to find support from within the film industry, his lawyer Rajendra Shirodkar sent her a legal notice.Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Shirodkar said, “We have sent a legal notice to Ms. Dutta today in the evening denying all allegations made by her and seeking a written apology. If she does not respond to the same, we shall take further action which can either be filing for criminal defamation or a suit for damages.”The actor has claimed that she was sexually harassed by Mr. Patekar on a film set in 2008 — with choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang being complicit. She also said that members of Raj Thackeray’s political outfit Maharashtra Navnirman Sena encircled and damaged her car when she attempted to leave the set with her parents. Ms. Dutta is said to have filed a complaint with the Cine and Television Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) shortly after the incident. A statement from Ms. Dutta to The Hindu said, “A man who is claiming to be Nana Patekar’s advocate is calling up people close to Tanushree and media houses alike threatening to drag Tanushree to court for speaking up. Even after 10 years Nana Patekar is still harassing Tanushree Dutta with legal threats and intimidation tactics while the whole world is watching.”Standing in solidarityFormer broadcast journalist Janice Sequeira has corroborated Ms. Dutta’s account. Ms. Sequeira tweeted what she had witnessed while covering a behind-the-scenes account of a song shoot on the day. Shyni Shetty, then an assistant director, also wrote a personal account of what transpired on the day, partly confirming both Ms. Dutta’s and Ms. Sequeira’s accounts.Farhan Akhtar tweeted, “This thread is very telling. @janiceseq85 was there at the time of the incident being debated today. Even when #TanushreeDutta had career concerns to keep quiet 10 years ago she did not & her story hasn’t changed now. Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned.” Retweeting Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra tweeted, “Agreed..the world needs to #BelieveSurvivors”Twinkle Khanna tweeted, “A working environment without harassment and intimidation is a fundamental right and by speaking up this brave woman helps pave the way towards that very goal for all of us!”Siddharth Suryanaryan wrote on Twitter, “Reporting abuse is traumatic. To be analysed in public for it is torture. To have some bastard suggest the woman is doing it for attention is inhuman. You always give the victim benefit of the doubt. Enough with shaming! Innocent men will overcome any accusation!” Apurva Asrani tweeted, “Sad. My people don’t think twice about raising their voice for the West’s #MeToo movement, but sit silent, promoting each other’s films, whilst #TanushreeDutta fights a lone battle against #NanaPatekar. Too many skeletons in too many closets. A #HouseOfCards waiting to collapse…”Richa Chadha said, “No woman wants publicity that opens the floodgates of trolling and insensitivity. What happened to her on set was intimidation. Her only fault was she didn’t back down — takes a special courage to be #TanushreeDutta.” Raveena Tandon tweeted, “When our industry fails to stand for and protect its own. They get their chance and lose it. Makes our films on women empowerment hollow. The deafening silence on #TanushreeDutta case is sickening.”Parineeti Chopra tweeted, “Survivors… have dealt with something horrible and come out on the other side. So believe them, respect them.”last_img read more

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27 Nov
2019

How hard is it to be a basketball player? Just take a look at June Mar Fajardo’s feet

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting June Mar’s size 17 foot.While boxers have calloused and inflamed knuckles for using their hands too much, most basketball players have almost misshapen feet due to constant running, cutting, and jumping.It’s no different for four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, whose feet look like a size 17 version of Lotus Feet’s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionBut if having an ugly foot is the price for being the best player of his generation in the PBA, and even of all time, then it’s a small price to pay. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Playing for Ginebra ‘both curse and blessing’ as crowd darlings race to prepare for opener MANILA, Philippines—Achieving superhuman feats of strength, speed, and stamina for elite athletes take a toll on a human body.There are countless sacrifices these players have to endure to be on top of their game, like having your feet go through the torture of the daily grind in basketball.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

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16 Oct
2019

Randy Jackson Launches New Diabetes Initiative With Everyday Health

first_imgEveryday Health, Inc., a leading digital health and wellness company, today announced that it has partnered with television personality and diabetes advocate Randy Jackson to create a highly engaging and informative package of consumer-facing digital resources on diabetes.The new multimedia platform, called “Diabetes Step by Step,” will provide awareness, education and support for people living with diabetes.As part of this new partnership, Randy Jackson will mentor and inspire people who are living with diabetes through blogs, video content and a diabetes awareness screening program. The program will run live in several cities during American Diabetes Month in November 2014.Best known as the longest-standing judge on one of the highest rated television shows of all time, American Idol, Jackson is an iconic figure in pop music. A fearless and forward-thinking mentality has guided him from musician, songwriter and Grammy Award-winning producer to revered record-industry executive, business entrepreneur, best-selling author and talent manager, all stemming from Jackson’s passion for music.While his passion for music has been life-long, Jackson’s interest in health began with his diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in 1999. He changed his diet and exercise routine to combat the illness. Inspired by his journey, Jackson authored the book, “Body with Soul: Slash Sugar, Cut Cholesterol and Get a Jump on Your Best Health Ever,” in 2008, to share his story and offer advice about how to prevent diabetes. A supporter of many charitable organizations, Jackson has served as the spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s “Heart of Diabetes” campaign. By working with Everyday Health, Jackson will be able to inspire and share valuable information about preventing and living with diabetes to his biggest audience to date, with access to the over 43 million consumers who use Everyday Health properties on a monthly basis.“We are honored to partner with Randy Jackson and are truly fortunate to be able to leverage his personal experiences with diabetes,” said Ben Wolin, CEO and Co-Founder of Everyday Health. “Like our other Everyday Health properties, the new Diabetes Step by Step platform will offer users valuable information and content tailored to their personal interests and health and wellness needs. Having Randy on board as a mentor will be a huge boon as we build out content.”“I look forward to working with Everyday Health to develop this exciting new platform,” said Randy Jackson. “Diabetes is an issue that is near and dear to my heart, and this is a tremendous opportunity to educate people on diabetes prevention and control.”Find out more here.last_img read more

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5 Sep
2019

Saddam Hussein at Ram temple A riveting Bengaluru story will kill your

first_imgSaddam Hussein of BengalurutwitterAt a time when the charged-up election campaign results in politicians stoking communal disharmony, a Muslim youth in Bengaluru has hogged the headlines by cleaning a Ram temple in the city ahead of Ram Navami.Saddam Hussein, 27, has been cleaning the Srirama Seva Mandali at Rajaji Nagar in the city for the past three years. And he does it with real devotion. Every year before Ram Navami, Hussein cleans the temple, which is visited by many devotees during the festivals.Hussein got the job through his employer Venkatesh Babu, who got appointed as one of the office bearers of the temple committee. Babu, who knew Hussein for many years, offered him the temple job.According to reports, Hussein plays an important role at the temple. He looks after the temple chariot, which is taken out in a procession across Rajaji Nagar on the occasion of Ramnavami. Not just Hussein, his mother Mehaboobi is also a part of the temple’s workforce. She helps in cleaning the vessels and does other jobs.Hussein said that no one has objected to his working at the temple. He says the work at the temple has only made him closer to the lord. “Everyone in the temple and my family appreciates my work and Hindu-Muslims are like brothers”, he said.”I am a Muslim by birth and have been working in the temple for the last 3 years. I feel good and it gives peace of mind. I take care of complete cleaning. No one has ever objected to it”, said Hussein, reports ANI.According to him, there are no issues between the Hindu and Muslim communities in the region and everyone lives in harmony. He adds that all the communal conflict is a creation of politics while common people remain peaceful. Even as another election season rekindles debate over  Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid Hussein goes about his job, spreading the message of unity in diversity.last_img read more

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