30 Nov
2019

PVL organizers call Soltones’ PSL ban ‘absurd, uncalled for’

first_imgThe PSL punished Soltones on Monday for supposedly violating the One League Policy after the former three-time NCAA MVP, who was signed with Iriga in the ongoing PSL Grand Prix, suited up in the 2017 PVL All-Star Game.Palou argued the “ridiculous” penalty, noting that the former San Sebastian hitter “has no contract with the PSL.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“She is only on loan to the team of Iriga as her mother league is the PVL,” the league executive wrote.Palou also thinks Soltones did nothing wrong as the PVL All-Star Game was done for the benefit of HERO Foundation, a foundation established to raise scholarship funds for children of soldiers who gave up their lives in the line of duty. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “I don’t see anything wrong with what Gretchel did. In fact she should be commended for helping in this fund-raising event by her participation,” he said.The All-Star event has been staged yearly by the PVL to benefit a charitable institution or victims of calamities.Palou also stressed that the 2017 PVL All-Star has been scheduled at the start of the season, even before Soltones was borrowed by Iriga to play in the PSL.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmbattled open spiker Grethcel Soltones found an ally in  Sports Vision, the organizer of the Premier Volleyball League, following her one-year ban and P50,000 fine handed out by the Philippine Superliga.“The suspension and hefty fine on Soltones by the PSL officials is absurd and totally uncalled for,” Sports Vision president Ricky Palou said in a statement released to the media on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LaVar Ball wants son Lonzo to shoot more: ‘You’re not going to make it if you don’t take it’ View commentslast_img read more

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22 Nov
2019

10 reasons behind India’s shambolic show at Rio 2016

first_imgAfter India’s appalling performance at the Rio Games, it is time for a post-mortem. Why did the largest ever contingent from the country only return with two medals? (Latest Sports stories)India, who had won six medals in London, could manage only two this time. We are in pretty bad shape and a look at this graph will tell you exactly where we stand in the world of sports. We cannot just keep blaming lack of facilities for our poor performances. In fact, several countries with facilities worse than ours, won gold medals in Rio. Bahamas, Ivory Coast, Fiji, Jordan, Kosovo, Puerto Rico did what India couldn’t. If they can so can we, isn’t it?  Where did India go wrong? India Today’s Boria Majumdar takes a look.ARCHERYInability to handle pressure is the primary reason. They came to Rio 1 month before. First Indian team to come. They did so to acclimatise. Yet the excuse given was gust of wind. Now that’s why you came early! They had every facility they needed. Trained well and participated in every major competition that there is to participate. So exposure is no excuse. Had all the exposure. And potential wise they definitely have potential having broken world records (Deepika) and winning multiple World Cup medals. But the problem is when they go to World Cups no one is watching. So there is no pressure on them. Here everyone is watching and writing about them and they fail to take that pressure. That’s the central problem with archery. Mental fragility. Happened in London 2012 and now Rio 2016.advertisement SHOOTINGAgain the shooters have every conceivable facility they need to have. They train abroad. Each and every one of them. Unlike in the past they now have the ammunition also. No import problems for guns etc. They participate in every World Cup and championship that there is to participate. And someone or the other was winning a medal in World Cups. Jitu Rai was the most prolific. Mairaj won, Apurvi won and a host of others did. To not win a single medal is unacceptable. It all boils down to them being unable to deal with expectations. Except Abhinav and Jitu no one made the final. That tells you they are mentally fragile. Abhinav was luck and it happens in sport. But for everyone else, more for 10 of them who did not make the finals even this boils down to pressure of the big stage and nothing else.Thank you all for your support. I did my best , which was not enough. It’s been a good ride ! Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 9, 2016Each medal costs the UK 5.5 million. That’s the sort of investment needed. Let’s not expect much until we put systems in place at home. Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 16, 2016   BOXINGThis sport has been ruined by officialdom. We were doing brilliantly in boxing till 2012. We were winning Olympic medals, Asian Games medals, world championship medals and more importantly we had 10 or so boxers in London making the cut. Since then the sport has gone totally downhill. We don’t have a federation so we don’t have our athletes concerns represented at international stage. No national championships are held because there is no federation. For personal reasons administrators don’t hold elections and the sport is almost dead. Mary alluded to it a month earlier. 3 people qualified and no female did. This is totally due to administrative inefficiency and corrupt practices.pic.twitter.com/NEtxf5Uxij Vikas Krishan Boxer (@officialvkyadav) August 16, 2016 TENNISThere is no accountability. Leander who is so widely celebrated turns up one day before the competition. Then the AITA releases a statement saying they knew. If they knew why did they permit it? Leander doesn’t play with Rohan in the circuit. Is it not important that he comes in here with Rohan and practises at least 4-5 days in the lead up? The cliques in tennis – Sania/Rohan v Leander, AITA backing Leander is ruining the sport.It’s been bout 24 hours now and the pain in my heart from the loss yesterday hasn’t lessened.. As athletes we hav to move on and we will.. Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 15, 2016I want 2 thank everyone for the msgs they have sent and I apologize for not being able to deliver a Independence Day gift.I will bounce back Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 15, 2016But.. This one will take a little more time to heal.. I’ll be back ????All the love right back at you guys.. Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 15, 2016HOCKEYadvertisementThere is progress. We made QF and competed right through. However two problems – one, the problem of choking continues. Had we not choked against Canada we could have played spain in QF and may even have won a medal. We conceded last min goals too many times. Germany for example. Second, our players did not have chairs/tables/proper kit here. Why should that happen? They should just be able to focus on playing isn’t it? GYMNASTICSWe are celebrating Dipa and rightly so. But think of this – She was not even part of the TOPS scheme to begin with. What is TOPS? Target Olympic Podium Scheme. So we did not even identify her as a potential Olympic athlete and hence did not fund her. She got funding after she qualified. Clearly there is a huge flaw in the system that identifies athletes who need to be funded.TOPS was formulated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports with an aim to identify and support potential medal prospects for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. BJP MP and current BCCI president, Anurag Thakur, was named chairman of the body. His committee laid down detailed plans to select the right candidate. Rahul Dravid, Pullela Gopichand, Abhinav Bindra and Mary Kom were members of this high-profile committee.An international benchmark was set to select the athletes and annual and semi-annnal reviews of performances of selected athletes were held. However, certain athletes had complained that their funds came in late and said there was plenty of bureaucracy in the process, which stalled their progress at training leading up to the Olympics. Dipa’s problems were far bigger than the others – gymnastics did not feature in TOPS’ initial plans and the committee decided to rope in the Tripura girl after her stunning show at the Rio test event raised prospects of a medal for India.TOPS had a corpus of Rs 40 crore Some of the prominent names selected by the scheme included Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur besides archers and Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari. Hello everyone, very happy to connect with you all today through my team. Happy Independence Day! pic.twitter.com/6AW11EPPRe Dipa Karmakar (@DipaKarmakar) August 15, 2016WRESTLINGComing from the same point why was Sushil funded? We will never know. If Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) was clear it was to be Narsingh, funding Sushil was a waste of public money. More because he isn’t going to be there for 2020. The way Narsingh was handled killed it for other wrestlers also. Everyone was thrown off gear here. Also if WFI had handled it well and not used political intervention may have been Narsingh would have gotten away with a lesser ban. Now his whole career is finished. WFI and we in India to know we can’t force the hand of bodies like WADA. It doesn’t happen. It is not the Indian political system.Court of Arbitration for Sport denies clearance to #NarsinghYadav ,given 4-year ban ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2016BADMINTONadvertisementIt is shameful that Saina Nehwal even turned up. With an injury like hers she cheated the nation. Vimal Kumar, her coach, should have said straight up she can’t play. Pullela Gopichand can’t because of the bad blood between the two. Saina/Vimal have given a very poor account of themselves. Yes, if Saina had pulled out, India could not have sent a replacement because the country does not have anyone else in the top-16 in women’s badminton. But at least, we would have been spared the embarrassment of seeing the London Bronze medalist and world number one crashing out in the group stages.Surgery tomorrow morning at 6 am friends pls pray for me ??????? pic.twitter.com/xUGmbU3P3i Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 19, 2016 OFFICIALDOMWe sent two radiologists here as medical team. We did not have proper kit. We did not have India written on the back. We had our hockey coach go and buy kit in the middle of the tournament. Our jerseys were transparent on occasions for the women athletes. There were no chairs/tables etc which again players had to go and buy. Our minister gets a letter saying his accreditation will be cancelled. WFI despite knowing WADA has complained on August 13 against Narsingh doesn’t make it public till 16. His lawyer could not even come to fight the case. Our athletes – Dipa etc did not even have personal physios here. Some were blatantly refused. Sapna, whose husband is her coach, was told you can’t approach IOC direct because if you do we will ensure your husband will never get an accreditation.There have been many misunderstandings, I will clear all of them: Sports Minister Vijay Goel #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/owJVGrvVk2 ANI (@ANI_news) August 14, 2016ATHLETES THEMSELVESEspecially athletics – among 36 people only 2 did personal best. Lalita Babar and Manish. Renjith Maheshwary 17.30 in Bengaluru GP. Here 16.13 – disaster. Manpreet – 17.96 in qualifying. Here 17.06. Dutee 11.26 in qual. Here 11.67. Just look at the athletes and you will see way way below personal best within a month of them touching these highs. What’s the reason? Clearly we all know how and why. Is there something wrong with the system. Of course there is. You can compile clear data on PB’s and performances here.  Countries that have won gold medals and have less facilities than ours: Bahamas, Ivory Coast, Fiji, Jordan, Kosovo, Puerto rico. If they can so can we, isn’t it?CAN IT BE DONE?Yes, of course it can be done. Great Britain has 1, yes 1, gold medal in 1996. Now they have 27 plus. In London, they won 29. From Athens on they started winning. They won 9 golds in Athens. So in 8 years, the transformation happened. With lottery funding in 1997 and accountability and a proper system in place, they are now the second best Olympic nation in the world.In fact, Great Britain, one of the most successful countries at the Olympics in recent times, have shown some remarkable improvement in Gymnastics. Back in 2000 at the Sydney Games, GB had failed to win any medal in swimming and gymnastics. In 2004, they had two swimming medals and had not yet opened up their account in gymnastics.  But the change would start showing from the Beijing Games four years later. By the time, Great Britain finished their Olympic campaign in China, they had collected six medals in swimming and one in gymnastics. In 2012 at home in London, their swimmers finished with three medals while the gymnasts bagged four. At the Rio Games, which concluded on Sunday (Brazilian time), Great Britain snared a staggering six swimming medals and six gymnastic medals. India came close to getting a gymnastic medal this time but Dipa missed by a whisker. They will need to wait, be patient and work hard. And who knows what could happen 16 years from now?   Can we not emulate them? Yes we will not invest half as much but we don’t want 27 Golds. We want one or two. Can it not be done for Tokyo? Indeed can be done.last_img read more

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27 Oct
2019

Newcastle seal Barreca loan from Monaco

first_imgNewcastle United have completed their first piece of January transfer business with a deadline day loan deal for Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca, on a six-month contract.The former Italy youth international arrives at St James’ Park from Ligue 1 on a temporary basis, with a view to a permanent deal in the summer if his stint meets expectations.The 23-year-old only joined Monaco last summer but the French outfit has suffered a tumultuous 2018-19 campaign that has seen them both hire and fire Thierry Henry as head coach. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking to the club’s NUTV channel following his arrival, Barreca expressed his excitement at linking up with the Magpies, admitting the lure of the club’s legacy and the Premier League was too good to pass up.“I am very happy to be here,” he stated. “I have accepted this challenge with a great deal of enthusiasm and I can’t wait to start.“I know that Newcastle is a big and historic club. I know that the people here really love football and that the fans are really behind the team.“I think that the Premier League is the best league, so for me, this is further motivation to do well.”Newcastle United are pleased to confirm that defender Antonio Barreca has joined the club on loan for the rest of the season, with an option to buy, from @AS_Monaco.Full story: https://t.co/ly3BJbHdUZ #NUFC pic.twitter.com/afB0RPiOCL— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 31, 2019Barreca’s arrival is the first official arrival at the club this January, though the signing of Atlanta United star and Paraguay international Miguel Almiron is also expected to be confirmed later today.Commenting on his latest acquisition, manager Rafa Benitez, who has previously expressed his frustration at the lack of transfer action on Tyneside, added: “The left-back/left-wing-back position is one we’ve been looking to strengthen for a while.“He’s an Italy under-21 international who we know has quality, good delivery and is good going forward. He has the attributes, he has the quality and he has the characteristics that we look for.“Now we must see how quickly he can adapt, but we will try to help him and if he can give us more competition in this area, and more quality in the final third with his deliveries, the only thing I can see is a positive.”Newcastle, who delivered a shock victory over champions Manchester City on Tuesday, travel to face Tottenham at Wembley this weekend.last_img read more

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25 Oct
2019

I’m lost for words: Ashton Turner after sensational 43-ball 84 in Mohali

first_img commentary I’m lost for words: Ashton Turner after sensational 43-ball 84 in MohaliIndia vs Australia 4th ODI Mohali: Ashton Turner blasted a magnificent innings on Sunday to help Australia chase down 359 to win the match and level the 5-match series. No data available! view more view less advertisementcenter_img graphs scorecard India Today Web Desk MohaliMarch 10, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 00:21 IST India vs Australia 4th ODI Mohali: Ashton Turner fifty took Australia to victory. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAshton Turner scored 84 not out to help Australia beat IndiaAustralia completed a record chase in their ODI historyTurner said he had a lot of fun batting in MohaliAshton Turner was overwhelmed after his heroic innings in Mohali helped Australia gun down 359 against India in the fourth ODI to complete their record chase in ODIs and level the five-match series 2-2 on Sunday. Turner, who was playing his first match of the series in place of an injured Marcus Stoinis played a memorable innings to get Australia home.Turner hit a sensational 43-ball 84 and knocked around all the Indian bowlers to get Australia to victory. Peter Handscomb’s 117 off 105 deliveries set it up and Turner finished the job.”I’m lost for words. I turned up to the ground today. Marcus Stoinis was doing his fitness test. He had a broken thumb, I thought he would play today and I would be carrying drinks. But I had to transition my mind from not playing to playing. I had a lot of confidence. I was ready to go if given a chance. It’s not every day that we get to play,” Turner said at the post-match presentation ceremony after winning the man-of-the-match award.INDIA VS AUSTRALIA 4TH ODI: REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSTurner accepted that he rode his luck as well at times but said that “batting is a lot of fun”.”I thought India played really well and it was a great game of cricket. Batting is a lot of fun, there were a few close calls, I know I didn’t nick the one that went upstairs, but heart was racing. Few drop catches, very fortunate. It doesn’t always happen,” Turner further said.advertisementTurner revealed that Australian great Matthew Hayden had spent a lot of time with him in the net and said it was great to sit and chat with him about batting.”Haydos [Hayden] has been great to me, privileged to get my cap from him, still nervous standing up and talking to him. He’s spent a lot of time with me in the nets, was a brilliant player of spin bowling. He’s a legend, great to sit down and chat with him. Nice to hear good words from him. Try my best to watch ball closely against spin, easier to watch than not watch it.”Also Read | Mohali crowd chant Dhoni, Dhoni after Rishabh Pant’s missed chances vs AustraliaAlso Read | DRS not consistent at all, says Virat Kohli after India fail to defend 358 vs AustraliaAlso Read | Aaron Finch bags unwanted record after getting out for 0 in Mohali ODIFor 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 Tags :Follow Ashton TurnerFollow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia 4th ODIlast_img read more

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24 Oct
2019

Cadillac goes Captain America with the German-fighting 2016 ATS-V

first_img Know Your Knife: A Guide to the Best Steel for Knives Tips for How to Make Your Own Rotisserie Chicken at Home Editors’ Recommendations “Come on e-diff, don’t fail me now!” I muttered to myself as I took the Cadillac ATS-V far too hot into Circuit of the Americas most complex set of corners. Snicking the manual transmission down a gear I hung on for dear life through a double apex corner, just barely controlling the ATS-V’s rear end as it slid out. This fit of over exuberance wasn’t just a testament to the technical brilliance of the ATS-V, but also to the sports car soul that so rarely survives in modern sports sedans.Sadly, as brilliant and, for lack of a better word, Passionate, as the ATS-V is on the track, its soul doesn’t fully translate to the street. Still, with its unique looks and livable interior, the aggressive ATS stands out next to its predictable German competition.Outsider, inWhen Cadillac said that it was bringing Digital Trends to Austin for our drive in the ATS-V I wasn’t just thrilled at the prospect of taking another crack at Circuit of the Americas; but also at the matchup of car and locale.Austin, Texas, like Cadillac, has a long history, with its own distinct culture. But, in the last few decades, Austin has reinvented itself as a worldwide capitol of everything youthful and cool. Cadillac is trying to pull off a similar act, by branding itself as the thinking person’s alternative to the Germans.The ATS-V is a key contributor to this project and, from the outside, it is a brilliant success. Cadillac’s Art and Science design language has come to its ultimate fruition with the ATS-V.Not only have Cadillac’s designers done a tremendous job with the angular stealth fighter design, they have also given the “science” part a real workout. As the product manager was proud to point out, every styling change from the standard ATS-V has been made for a practical reason.From the raised rear spoiler to the front splitter and massive new grille, the V-Sport changes are all about the way that air flows in and around the body. Even the slitted hood is purposeful, which counteracts lift created by the additional cooling airflow.As a side benefit, these changes take the already handsome ATS-V and give it a downright sinister aspect, especially when the cars are fitted with the exposed carbon aero package. The Cadillac ATS-V would stand out in nearly any company, but when compared to the predictable German offerings it is mind-blowing.Unfortunately, the interior doesn’t quite live up to the exterior styling, or for that matter the price tag. The ATS-V’s interior manages to feel both a bit busy and spare. This paradox is created by a design that contains very little “surprise and delight” but a great many black materials.Sitting down in the Recaro seats, the driver is surrounded by a welter of piano black, black leather, black carbon fiber and black micro-fiber, and a black ye-olde instrument cluster. While all of the individual materials are high quality, with the exception of some GM-sourced switchgear, the result pales in comparison to the luxury feel of other sports sedans.It’s not ugly, but in a $73,000 — the price of a moderately equipped coupe — car that will spend most of its life commuting, it is disappointing.Subtle on the streets and a demon in the sweepsWhile the interior may be underwhelming to look at, it is nonetheless a shockingly comfortable place to be. Cadillac’s engineers and designers made the most of it, combining surprisingly good noise proofing, sublime Recaro seats with adjustable bolsters, and the subtle dark arts of Cadillac’s magnetic ride control.The result is, despite having bones stiffer than mighty wolverine, the ATS-V has a buttery smooth and quiet ride. Fortunately, the noise-proofing hasn’t dulled the pleasant roar of the 3.6-liter, 464 horsepower twin-turbo V6. Despite the somewhat humble origins of this motor, in the ATS-V it is downright amazing.While it doesn’t produce its impressive 445 pound-feet of max torque until 3,500 rpm, it gets there shockingly quick. This “revolutionary” turn of speed is thanks to some special quick-acting turbos; the turbo impellers are made of a special sci-fi alloy of aluminum and titanium.The result of all of this power and technology is a 0 to 60 time that just kisses 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph.On the street, these numbers don’t quite translate into the liveliness and fun for which I was hoping. The car does accelerate like a stabbed rat, especially when the driver gets to drop cogs on the excellent Tremec manual. This manual transmission also features a surprising amount of tech, with automatic rev-matching on downshifts and the ability to perform a no-lift upshift allowing the driver to keep their foot hard down.Drivers who prefer an automatic won’t be disappointed either, as the in-house built eight-speed automatic offers intelligent and nearly instantaneous shifts, as good or better than any dual-clutch manual.However, the handling feels more competent than inspired. Partly this is down to the magnetic ride control and the electronic differential, which make the car almost too planted. The result is that, to really feel excitement, the driver has to attain some alarmingly high cornering speeds.On the track, though, the ATS-V shines like an electric diamond. When pushed … or when the e-diff and other electronic nannies are neutered, the ATS-V comes alive.The planted character of the car was such that I found myself using the curbs on nearly every corner, even when the speed was rubbing triple digits. This magic comes thanks to Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, a system that uses magnets and a magnetorheological fluid — essentially a fluid with metallic particles suspended in it — to alter the stiffness of the suspension in response to the road. In the ATS-V this system can read the road and change the suspension conditions literally faster than it takes to blink an eye.As good as the suspension and grip are, the steering is even better. The system adjusts with both speed and sport setting. On the road this means great on-center feel and pleasant communication in the corners, but on the track in translates to driving nirvana.The steering is heavy, but so precise, and so, so quick. On Circuit of the Americas long sweeping S-turns, the steering tricked me into believing I was a truly talented driver, as I could easily make micro corrections to take the perfect line. In the tight, hilly hairpins, the excellent steering allowed for simply stunning direction changes, as good as anything I have experienced in supercars.In fact, the steering is almost too good, as it gave me more confidence than my skills really deserved. Thankfully, the electronic differential, which uses a clutch to split power between the rear wheels, and the custom designed Michelin tires can bail out the car from all but the most insane angles of drift.I could have spent all day on the track trying to get the most out of the car and myself, but at least I will have something to remember the experience by, thanks to the onboard Performance Data Recorder. This system uses onboard cameras to record track or road sessions. The real trick, however, is that it overlays all of the car’s telemetry, providing feedback on throttle position, g-load, and where the driver is on the track. This tool isn’t just a fun way to show off to your friends, but also a great resource to improve driving.ConclusionOn the track or a truly demanding stretch of road, the Cadillac ATS-V is a revelation, sharper and more fun than anything the former Axis powers can pull off an assembly line. Cadillac has really found its stride and its personality when it comes to performance.In many ways, this only highlights the company’s failures when it comes to interior design and giving the driver the sensation of everyday performance. These are important shortcomings, considering the theoretical role of sports sedans and coupes as everyday transport.That being said, the ATS-V regains some lost ground on personality and style. Buying a BMW M3 is like moving to Orange County, understandable but also so predictably boring. Buying an ATS-V is more like moving to Austin, it says that you are at least trying to be interesting. Though, if you do buy an ATS-V, I recommend moving to a place with more curvy roads than Austin.HighsSublime steeringMagnetic Ride Control suspensionPerformance Data RecorderEye catching stylingStrong powertrainLowsUnderwhelming interiorSlightly passionless on-road feel 4 Punch Recipes that Won’t Give You Frat-Party Flashbacks center_img How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs 1. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 2. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 3. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 4. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 5. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 6. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 7. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 8. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 9. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 10. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 11. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 12. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 13. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 14. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 15. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 16. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V 17. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spiritslast_img read more

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17 Oct
2019

Hope fading for recovery of northern cod This stock isnt growing

first_imgHALIFAX – Hopes have been dashed for a recovery of the once mighty northern cod stock off Newfoundland, a leading conservation group says.Three years after scientists confirmed there were signs of a comeback and catch limits were increased, the federal government decided this week to reduce the limit.Ottawa cited a spring stock assessment that found the cod population had declined 30 per cent after seven years of rebuilding.However, Oceana Canada says the 9,600-tonne catch limit announced Tuesday — a 25-per-cent reduction when compared with last year — is still too high.“There were some fragile signs of recovery,” said Robert Rangeley, a marine biologist and science director for Oceana Canada. “All those hopes were dashed in the assessment this spring.”Northern cod were once the backbone of Newfoundland and Labrador’s 400-year-old fishing industry. But the population collapsed in the early 1990s because of overfishing, mismanagement and changing environmental conditions.A fishing moratorium imposed in 1992, which was eventually extended to other groundfish stocks, wiped out more than 30,000 jobs.It was the largest mass layoff in Canadian history.Within a year, the entire $700-million enterprise — and way of life — was gone.But there were initial signs of recovery in 2012, and by 2015 the catch limits started to increase — that year’s limit was 4,400 tonnes, less than half of what it is now.Rangeley said the biomass of the northern cod population is now estimated at around the same levels as in 1992.“The projections for next year are no better (because) this stock isn’t growing,” Rangeley said in an interview Wednesday. “It’s well under the critical zone … It’s pretty scary.”The province’s largest fishermen’s union is arguing that the new catch limit amounts to a “dramatic reduction” that will hurt coastal communities that rely on the fishery as a key source of income.Keith Sullivan, president of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union, said the March stock assessment had concluded the fishery was having no impact on the trajectory of the stock.“This decision (to reduce the catch limit) ignores socio-economic considerations for hundreds of communities in our province and the thousands of people who rely on coastal resources,” he said in a statement late Tuesday. “Without it, outmigration will continue and rural life will be a thing of the past, with no industry to support it.”The union said the latest research indicates the population decline can be mainly attributed to natural mortality and not fishing pressure.Rangeley said he was aware that coastal communities are heavily reliant on the fishery, but he insisted that tougher measures were needed.“What will they be relying on when there’s no fish?” he said. “I understand those communities want to catch more cod, but they would catch a lot more if that stock were allowed to rebuild.”The federal approach ignores scientific advice to reduce fishing pressure to the lowest possible level, he said. As well, the advocacy group said there should be no recreational cod fishing until the federal government is able to monitor catch levels in that fishery.Federal officials announced Tuesday that the recreational groundfish fishery, which opens June 30, will include 39 fishing days — a reduction from the 46 days allowed last year.A spokesman for the federal Fisheries Department was unavailable for comment Wednesday.last_img read more

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17 Oct
2019

Breath of fresh air East Coast looks to international students to revive

first_imgGunny Brar has watched Sydney, Nova Scotia, transform since he first arrived at Cape Breton University in 2015.The school’s small student body of around 4,000 students is now made up of about half international students. Roughly one-quarter, like Brar, are from India.In his new role as president of the university’s student union, Brar has witnessed firsthand how the slow diversification of the small East Coast city has been accelerated by the flock of young scholars.The annual campus-led Diwali festival of lights has grown from fewer than 200 attendees to November’s showing of about 2,500.These touches of home are important for students studying far from their families, Brar said, but other community members seem excited about the breath of fresh air these newcomers bring.One landlord called Brar in September to ask what food he should prepare for his new tenants from India. He later followed up to say how happy he was to have the young people renting the apartment.“I get calls pretty much every day from people around here telling (me) how lucky they feel being a part of this growth,” Brar said.“It’s almost like bringing the world to them, right?”Cape Breton University is one of several post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada actively recruiting international students, at least in part to attract young, educated professionals to the rapidly aging region.The University of Prince Edward Island’s student population is now about 25 per cent international.Memorial University of Newfoundland’s student body is still about half domestic students, but this year the number of international students was slightly higher than those hailing from the rest of Canada.The burst of growth is a breath of fresh for a region aiming to boost struggling economies and dwindling populations.“Most universities in Canada have not traditionally thought of themselves as being part of the population growth machine, they thought of themselves as being educational institutions,” said Western University sociology professor Michael Haan, who has studied the mobility patterns of international students in Atlantic Canada.“There’s a demographic deficit across Canada but it’s particularly striking in Atlantic Canada, so these international students are a potential part of a solution.”Two joint federal/provincial initiatives — the Atlantic Growth Strategy and Atlantic Immigration Pilot — include specific focuses on increasing international student recruitment and retention.International students pay higher tuition fees than their domestic peers, but the going rate at many Atlantic schools is more manageable than universities in other parts of Canada.One year of a bachelor’s degree at the St. John’s campus of Memorial University costs about $11,460 for an international student, compared to a student at the University of British Columbia paying anywhere from $35,000 to $48,000 per year.Students are also drawn by the appeal of smaller campuses in friendly communities.Mengyu Zang, a third-year computer science student at the University of Prince Edward Island, transferred to the school after a year of studies in China.Zang partly came for the seafood and laid-back Island lifestyle, but she’s been happy with the close attention from teachers who know her by name.“The people here are very nice,” said Zang. “The professors, they know your name. When I was in China the university was bigger but I didn’t get a lot of attention from the professors.”Universities are making efforts to help the transition to permanent residency a little bit easier for students like Zang.At Memorial’s St. John’s campus, students can book appointments with advisers from the provincial immigration office to discuss and plan their futures in Canada.Lynn Walsh of the school’s Internationalization Office said the sessions have been well-attended by students who are tackling the daunting task of navigating the immigration system.Research shows that foreign students have an enormous effect on provincial economies.A February report from the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training found that international students contribute $795 million per year to the East Coast economy.The report found about two-thirds of students said they planned to stay in their province of study after graduating.But according to a 2017 report Haan co-authored for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, in practice roughly two-thirds of international students on the East Coast left Canada after their study permit expired. About 11 per cent of the international students stayed in the region the year they became permanent residents.By assessing student visas, landing records and tax records up to 2013, the report found that over half of students who declared intentions to stay in P.E.I. after graduating still ended up leaving.The data does not include the years after the introduction of the Atlantic Growth Strategy and immigration pilot, but the findings suggest the students are possibly driven west for the same reasons as their Canadian peers.For students like Brar, leaving might be necessary for graduate programs.Now studying nursing, Brar hopes to eventually attend medical school, but there isn’t a program on Cape Breton Island, even though he’s come to love the community.Others are unsure about where they might find work, like many Atlantic Canadian students.Haan thinks this is an area where schools could do better.“Universities do professional preparation stuff. I don’t know if they’ve gotten their heads around (the) kind of things international students need to do to survive in the local labour market.”In many cases, the students are finding ways to break into the labour market, sometimes as entrepreneurs themselves.This summer, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced two new entrepreneurial immigration streams geared towards international graduates or other newcomers looking to start or manage a business.The announcement was made from the St. John’s headquarters of HeyOrca, a successful software startup founded by international Memorial graduates Joe Teo and Sahand Seifi.“I have met countless international graduates who had to temporarily give up their entrepreneurship ventures because there was no program that will allow them to stay. For the first time, these entrepreneurs have a clear path towards residency,” Teo said in a statement.The University of Prince Edward Island this spring ran its first “Job Ready Bootcamp” sessions, designed to help students improve their “labour market literacy” and practise things like communication skills and interviewing.Zang participated in the session and landed a summer job at the school’s IT department.“I (would) like to work in P.E.I. after my graduation, but to be honest, I wasn’t very sure about if I should leave or stay when I first came here,” Zang said.“Now after having those study sessions, after having those working experiences, I’m pretty confident.”Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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12 Oct
2019

Russian Ambassador Kings Visit to Russia Boosts MoroccanRussian Relations

Rabat – Russian Ambassador to Morocco, Valery Vorobiev, stated that the Moroccan Monarch’s visit to Russia in March 2017 gave new impetus to Cooperation Between Rabat and Moscow.  The comments were made during the April 6 ceremony held to promote the Honorary Consul of Russia in the Souss-Massa region, Abdellatif Abid, to the rank of Honorary Consul General.The ambassador of the Russian Federation in Rabat, Valeri Vorobiev, said that the official visit of King Mohammed VI to Russia in March 2016, gave new impetus to bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels. “Following the historic visit of king Mohammed VI in Russia and the talks with His Excellency President Vladimir Putin, the Moroccan-Russian relations witnessed a notable development in various fields,” said the Russian diplomat. Vorobiev also seized the opportunity to hail the Moroccan-Russian economic forum, which contributed to boosting bilateral cooperation in various fields, including agriculture, tourism and fisheries.Ukrainian agricultural consultant, UkrAgroConsult, revealed last month that Morocco’s imports of wheat from Russia have increased by 300 percent over the last season. This indicates a new level of economic cooperation between Morocco and Russia. Morocco’s agricultural exports to Russia also increased, with 60 percent of the agricultural products coming from the Souss-Massa region.On the tourism level, Russian tourists have begun exploring Morocco as an emerging tourist destination. Nearly 90 percent of travelers choose Agadir as a holiday destination.After King Mohammed VI visited Russia in March 2016, several cooperative agreements between the two countries were signed. At the time, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, told the press that the agreements would further strengthen the existing strategic partnership between Morocco and Russia. read more

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6 Oct
2019

More midwives mean millions of womens lives saved – UN agency

Recruiting midwives, especially in developing countries, would save the lives of 5 million women and prevent 80 million illnesses from pregnancy or childbirth by 2015, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).“Addressing the shortage of midwives through education, training and deployment to underserved areas would bring us much closer to achieving the Millennium Development Goal of improving maternal health,” UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid said in a joint statement with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) marking International Day of the Midwife celebrated on 5 May.Evidence shows that midwives are vital to preventing the estimated 529,000 maternal deaths and 8 million illnesses that occur each year during pregnancy and childbirth, UNFPA said. “In countries as diverse as Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, investments in training, recruiting and retaining midwives, as well as in emergency obstetric care, have reduced maternal death rates. The lives and health of many millions more would be saved with greater investments in midwives,” it added. UNFPA and ICM are working together to strengthen midwifery capacity worldwide to reduce the high levels of deaths and disability among mothers and babies. They are cooperating to promote the professionalization of the midwifery practice, to improve national midwifery standards and to help countries scale up community-based midwifery practice. ICM, founded in 1919, is a confederation of 88 midwifery associations from 75 countries. Its mission is to advance worldwide the aims and aspirations of midwives in attaining improved outcomes for women in their childbearing years, their babies and their families, wherever they reside. read more

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2 Oct
2019

Growing automotive sector seeks to attract brightest talent

Average starting salary for UK engineering graduates more than 10% higher than other graduates.146,000 people are employed in UK automotive manufacturing.Automotive apprenticeships ranked within top five training frameworks for young people in the UK.Gross Value Added (GVA) per UK automotive employee is estimated to be £61,100, compared to £35,000 across the rest of the economy.Record numbers of young people are embarking on careers in the UK automotive industry, with more than 14,000 recruited into apprenticeships in 2011 and almost two thirds of UK automotive companies recruiting new talent from schools and colleges to grow the sector’s skills base.The figures, released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to mark the launch of ‘National Apprenticeship Week’, demonstrate industry’s commitment to attracting young people to careers within industry, boosting its 737,000 highly-skilled workforce.At the beginning of the week, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna spoke to SMMT, giving his views on UK automotive, as well as skills and apprenticeships in the sector.Click through to download the SMMT fact sheet on skills, apprentices and employment in UK automotive.At an evening reception on Monday, senior industry leaders and politicians, including the Minister of State for Further Education and Skills, celebrated the wealth of opportunities open to automotive apprentices and the government and industry-led momentum to guide young people towards a rewarding career within the automotive industry.Skills Minister John Hayes said, “The automotive industry is a vital component of our economy and our national identity. By investing in growing numbers of apprenticeships, the sector is not just helping young people build productive careers and successful lives – it is making a sound investment in its own and our nation’s future.”Chief Executive, Paul Everitt, added, “The UK automotive industry offers fantastic career and skills opportunities for young people across a huge variety of disciplines from design, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing to retail and aftermarket.“Despite challenging economic conditions, the industry took on more than 14,000 new apprentices in 2011, demonstrating its commitment to attracting the brightest and best talent to the sector.”Across the automotive workforce, the industry places significant value in up-skilling its workforce, with 64% of UK companies investing in training for their employees and automotive manufacturing employers providing on average 2.9 days of training per employee each year.Photos from SMMT’s National Apprenticeship Week launch event are available to view and download via the slideshow below.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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28 Sep
2019

Quantifying the That Guy Is Still in the Major Leagues Phenomenon

While watching Tuesday’s spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves, some of us in the FiveThirtyEight office were surprised to see Tigers shortstop Alex Gonzalez. Didn’t Gonzalez retire years ago?He was Atlanta’s everyday shortstop in 2011, but over the past two seasons, Gonzalez was thoroughly forgettable, playing just 65 games for the Milwaukee Brewers (hitting .211 and producing -0.8 wins above replacement). If you go back to 2009, when Gonzalez was 32, he seemed particularly unlikely to be in the majors five years later.This got us thinking: Could we quantify the “Wait … he’s still playing?” question. Our idea was to use a player’s age and WAR to predict whether he would be an active major leaguer a half-decade later. To that end, we plugged every player from the designated hitter era (1973-present) into a logistic regression model. The result will tell us the likelihood of a given player being in the league five seasons later. For example, here’s the arc of a generic Major League Baseball player who peaks as an All-Star (5 WAR) at age 27:So for players in MLB this season (a list taken from Fangraphs’ depth charts), we looked at the odds at the end of the 2009 season that they’d still be playing today. Here are the most unlikely major leaguers:Gonzalez is not the most improbable player in the game. That honor belongs to catcher Henry Blanco, who was 37 in 2009 and had been hovering around replacement level for the previous three seasons. All else being equal, a player of that profile would have just a 3 percent chance of still being in the majors five years later, and yet Blanco is slated to be in the mix for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ backup catching role this season.Blanco underscores one of the themes of the list. The probabilities listed above don’t take into account the player’s position (beyond the positional adjustments in WAR) — just his age and performance. For most players, that’s enough, but backup catchers are a different breed. No other position is so well-represented among the “I can’t believe he’s still playing” set.One reason for this is that WAR, for all of its strengths, doesn’t incorporate a catcher’s receiving skills. Recent research suggests that elite pitch-framers such as the Tampa Bay Rays’ Jose Molina have a startlingly large impact on the game, far beyond what was originally believed in the sabermetric community.Another explanation, though, is that on-field performance isn’t necessarily the first thing managers look for in their reserve backstops. Instead, managers may place more value on intangibles such as clubhouse presence and leadership. How else to explain how backup catching became what Sports Illustrated once called “the cushiest job in baseball”? read more

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28 Sep
2019

Mens basketball Chris Holtmann hoping to reestablish Ohio States recruiting presence in

Chris Holtmann being introduced at a press conference to take over Ohio State men’s basketball head coaching job. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterWhen Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith announced the university’s decision to part ways with former coach Thad Matta, one reason stood out among the rest as to why the change was made.Matta seemed to have lost his touch in the recruiting game in the state of Ohio.“Recruiting, as we all know, is the lifeblood of this program,” Smith said during the June 5 press conference. “We weren’t winning the battles in recruiting that I thought we might have a chance to win, as (Matta) did.”And at that same press conference, Smith made clear the key attribute he needed in the next coach.“The next person that we attract will have a major focus in Ohio and actually a 150 to 200 mile radius,” Smith said.So Smith went out and locked up Chris Holtmann, a coach who has given Ohio State fits over the past few seasons by winning recruiting battles in the Buckeye state, the most recent of which was the commitment of 2017 four-star forward prospect Kyle Young, a native of Massillon, Ohio.And Young is not the first Ohio prospect Holtmann has recruited. The previous season, he nabbed three-star small forward prospect Henry Baddley, an Akron native, and Nathan Fowler, a three-star center from Cincinnati, the year before that. Those were the three prospects he landed, but Holtmann had pursued many others from Ohio. Westerville South head coach Ed Calo said Holtmann made a late push for now-Ohio State sophomore forward Andre Wesson and freshman forward Kaleb Wesson, both products of Calo’s coaching tenure.“They really tried to get in on (Andre) late in the process,” Calo said. Calo said when Holtmann becomes interested in a player, he hones in on the recruit and does everything he can to create mutual interest, even if it comes late in the process like he did with Andre Wesson.“Coach Holtmann does a really nice job trying to get after some people. He targets people,” Calo said. “Sometimes it doesn’t necessarily work out, and then as a result, you have to get it late into the game and instead it’s a chase and you’re behind the eight-ball. I know he’s going to be a good recruiter, especially having Ohio State on his shirt now.”This focus on the state of Ohio does not appear to be going away anytime soon, as Holtmann made it a point of emphasis during his introductory press conference on Monday.“This region … is a tremendous area for talented, smart and tough players. I’ve recruited Ohio for over 20 years, and it has outstanding players and coaches — some of the best in the country,” Holtmann said. “It will be paramount to our success, there’s no question,” he added. “We’re going to work extremely hard as a staff to close the borders and dominate the state of Ohio in recruiting. It will be an every-day focus for us.”Closing down the borders will be a tall task for a team consistently as rich in basketball talent as Ohio tends to be. Zach Fleer, an Ohio State graduate and co-founder of 270hoops.com, said that it’s nearly impossible to dominate the state the way Holtmann would probably like to. “Ohio State’s not going to be able to sign every top player in Ohio every single year,” Fleer said. “You’re going to see guys go to Michigan, Michigan State and elsewhere in the country. But as long as Ohio State gets the majority of the top-three, top-five guys in the state every year, I think they’ll be just fine.”Fleer said the trick to locking down those top-tier talents is to begin the pursuit of them early. “Showing that you are serious about them and really not playing around with them and making them wait for a scholarship offer they may have earned as a freshman or a sophomore,” Fleer said.For Ohio State, it’s likely too late to recruit for the 2017 class. But Westerville North coach Shannon Trusley believes Holtmann’s already-aggressive approach in pursuing players years in advance will pay dividends for the Buckeyes down the road.“(Holtmann has) already developed relationships with a lot of kids in Ohio, in all classes, just not (2018) class, but the (2019) class,” Trusley said. “I have a kid, (point guard) Jeremiah Keene, who will be a junior this year that Butler’s already developed a relationship with.”Trusley also added Holtmann has established connections with 2018 recruits four-star small forward Jerome Hunter from Pickerington North, four-star combo-forward Dwayne Cohill from Parma Holy Name in Parma Heights, Ohio, and four-star small forward Pete Nance from Richfield Revere in Richfield, Ohio.The first step he will need to take in establishing or further building upon relationships with prospects is to turn his attention to the July recruiting period.For many teams, this period can play a crucial role for teams in the recruiting process. Coaches from teams all over the nation can watch prospective basketball players participate in national AAU tournaments, which draw teams and players from every region of the country. For some coaches, it’s the first time seeing these prospects since April.“For Holtmann, it’s going to be huge to get on the recruiting scene, especially in the 2018 class because there’s five guys in the state that are regarded among the top 100 players in the (country),” Fleer said.Fleer added it would also be important for Holtmann to reach out to four-star shooting guard recruit and Ohio State’s lone 2018 commit Dane Goodwin from Upper Arlington to ensure that that commitment remains solid, considering the fact Goodwin was recruited by Matta and has less familiarity with Holtmann. The two sides reportedly met on Monday. And with this time proving so vital to the new Buckeye coach, Holtmann said Monday he has remained in contact with prospects he was recruiting at Butler to try and swing them over to the Scarlet and Gray.“As soon as I was signed on and compliant eligible to make calls within the rules, that first hour we started making calls and contacting,” Holtmann said. “I have some previous relationships with some young men, but our focus this past weekend has been Ohio … But we’ve hit the ground running and that’s going to continue to happen.” read more

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21 Sep
2019

Halocraft Halo recreated in Minecraft

first_imgMinecraft is just a giant sandbox waiting for gamers to create some entertainment. So this was eventually going to happen: other games recreated in the Minecraft world.This is Halo as depicted in Minecraft and therefore uses the name Halocraft. It’s PvP gameplay with the map being the Classic multiplayer version of Lockout.According to YouTube poster SidolaTehNerd:We’re currently running this on a simple hMod server, using Kits for ammo and a weapon as you spawn. The server also uses a plugin that allows us to link several teleports to one point which acts like the “Spawn” button and sends you to a randomized spawn-location. Consider us impressed. The breadth of what can be produced in Minecraft keeps on expanding. What other games would you like to see recreated in blocky form?Read more at Reddit, via Destructoidlast_img read more

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19 Sep
2019

Police Suspect in killing of 2 Iowa officers is in custody

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa — A white man with a history of racial provocations and confrontations with police ambushed and fatally shot two white Des Moines area police officers in separate incidents Wednesday morning, police said.Authorities took 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene into custody hours after the killings and less than three weeks after he argued with officers who removed him from a high school football game where he had unfurled a Confederate flag near black spectators.Greene flagged down a state Department of Natural Resources employee in a rural area west of Des Moines, identified himself and asked that he call 911. Sheriff’s office and state patrol officers responded and took Greene into custody.He’s suspected in the early morning killings of two officers, who were shot as they sat in their cars. Police identified the men killed as Officer Justin Martin, who had been with the Urbandale force since 2015, and Sgt. Anthony “Tony” Beminio, who joined the department in Des Moines in 2005.Greene was taken to a hospital for treatment of unknown health issues and will be brought later to Des Moines police headquarters, where he will be questioned and charged, Sgt. Paul Parizek said.last_img read more

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19 Sep
2019

Man hospitalized after accidental gunshot

first_imgA 22-year-old was transported Saturday morning to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after being injured by an accidental gunshot.According to Camas police Sgt. Chuck Nadgwick, police responded to an incident where 22-year-old Alder Deschand had been wounded in his left hip. He said the incident occurred in the home of 22-year-old Spencer Altfilish who was disassembling a 9mm handgun while Deschand was standing near him when the weapon discharged.He said the wound was not life-threatening and that Deschand was a guest of Altfilish. Officers interviewed both men and multiple witnesses who were at the residence. They concluded the incident was an accident and no charges were filed, he said.last_img

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19 Sep
2019

Vancouver artist ties together dogs books in whimsical ways

first_imgVancouver is both a literary hotbed and a doggy delight.Artist and illustrator Sue Clancy, who moved here in 2011 and still feels like she’s learning this town, said a couple observations keep sticking with her: people bent over novels at bus stops and coffee shops, and people bent over their beloved pooches, offering that same kind of care and devotion.Somehow those disparate details merged in the artist’s mind, as you can see in the charming exhibit “Dear Readers,” which is up on the walls of the Burnt Bridge Cellars wine tasting room in downtown Vancouver through the end of this month. “Dear Readers” brings books and dogs together in funny, whimsical ways.That’s exactly what Clancy said she’s after: smiles. If you grab a glass of wine, wander the exhibit and enjoy some chuckles, she said, she’s done her job.Generating smiles may seem like an easy goal for an artist, but it’s a hard-won mission for Clancy. When she was 5 years old and growing up in Oklahoma, she said, she was pushed down a flight of concrete stairs. That severely and permanently damaged her hearing, Clancy said.“I landed on my head. That managed to do it,” she said.Why did such a thing happen? “Things are hazy. I don’t remember. I just remember, not long after that I was living with my grandmother,” she said.last_img read more

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19 Sep
2019

WILL THE POLITICAL LEADERS CONDUCT AN INSULT FREE AND VIOLENT FREE

first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAYWILL THE POLITICAL LEADERS CONDUCT AN INSULT FREE AND VIOLENT FREE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN 2016?Time will tell. However what is clear to Foroyaa is that journalists are being invited to a big event, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding of Political Parties at Kairaba Beach Hotel on Tuesday 8 November 2016.This should be the beginning of an initiative where presidential candidates should refrain from using languages that would put the office of president into disrepute. We will publish the content of the Memorandum of Understanding to sensitise the public, the youth in particular and the grassroots at large.last_img

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5 Sep
2019

Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage

first_imgBombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage1.4K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage1.4K viewsBusinessMumbai, July 3 (ANI): Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) halted trading on Thursday morning across all of its markets, including shares, currencies and indexes due to a network outage. Reportedly, all orders placed before the network outage would be cancelled. The exchange operator network service vendor HCL Technologies Ltd was working to resolve the issue. Stock Market Expert, Sunil Shah, said that the authorities are addressing the problem and have assured that trading will start soon.Ventuno Web Player 4.50Mumbai, July 3 (ANI): Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) halted trading on Thursday morning across all of its markets, including shares, currencies and indexes due to a network outage. Reportedly, all orders placed before the network outage would be cancelled. The exchange operator network service vendor HCL Technologies Ltd was working to resolve the issue. Stock Market Expert, Sunil Shah, said that the authorities are addressing the problem and have assured that trading will start soon.last_img read more

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