Silver Muse Gets a Silver Coin

first_imgSilver Muse, a new cruise ship being built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for Monaco-based cruise company Silversea Cruises, was launched on July 1 at Fincantieri’s Genoa Sestri Ponente yard.Fincantieri introduced the launching by holding a coin ceremony that consisted of welding a silver commemorative coin on the last deck of the ship.Interior fittings will now begin, leading the vessel to its delivery, scheduled in April 2017.The newbuild has a gross tonnage of 40,700 gross tonnes and an accommodation space for 596 passengers on board.Fincantieri held a keel laying ceremony for the cruise ship in December 2015.The Silver Muse will expand Silversea’s fleet to nine ships.Currently, 21 ships are being designed or built by Fincantieri.Image Courtesy: Fincantierilast_img read more

Xi Putin and Netanyahu among first to congratulate Modi on election victory

first_imgBeijing/Moscow: Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among top world leaders who congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday on his impressive victory in the general elections as they vowed to work with him to bolster the bilateral ties. Netanyahu became the first world leader to congratulate Modi and vowed to strengthen their “great friendship” as well as bilateral ties. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC”The election results are a re-approval of your leadership and the way you lead the world’s greatest democracy. Together we will continue to strengthen the great friendship between us and India and Israel and lead it to new heights,” Netanyahu tweeted in Hebrew, Hindi and English. President Xi extended “heartfelt” congratulations to Prime Minister Modi on his election victory and vowed to work with him to take the bilateral ties to a new height. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations”On the occasion of the National Democratic Alliance winning the 17th Lok Sabha election of India under your leadership, I would like to extend my heart-felt congratulations,” Xi wrote in a letter to Modi. As important neighbours to each other, China and India are two largest developing countries and emerging economies in the world. In recent years, China-India relations have shown strong momentum of development under the joint efforts of both sides, according to the letter. “I attach great importance to the development of China-India relations and would like to work with you to guide the development directions of the bilateral relations, enhance mutual political trust, expand pragmatic cooperation and promote the closer developmental partnership between the two countries to a new height,” Xi said. His message congratulating Modi even before the official announcement of results came as a surprise as normally, by practice and protocol, the Chinese leadership greets leaders of other countries after the official results are declared. Considering the bonhomie and friendship between Xi and Modi, who met numerous times in the last few years and had their first informal summit at Wuhan last year, officials said that Xi did not wait for an official declaration of the polls due to the strong showing of the NDA. President Putin congratulated Modi on the convincing victory of his party in the elections and expressed his readiness to work together to build up the full range of bilateral relations. “I am convinced that, as the Prime Minister of India, you will further strengthen the centuries-old friendship between our peoples and the all-round development of a particularly privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India,” Putin said in a congratulatory message. The Russian leader expressed his readiness to continue fruitful personal contacts with Prime Minister Modi and to work together to build up the full range of bilateral relations and constructive interaction in international affairs, the Kremlin said in a statement. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani congratulated Modi on a strong mandate and said the government and the people of Afghanistan look forward to expanding cooperation between the two democracies in pursuit of regional cooperation, peace and prosperity for all of South Asia. Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli congratulated his Indian counterpart and hoped to work closely with him in future. “I extend warmest congratulations to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji for landslide election victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. I wish all success ahead…,” he tweeted. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and main Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated Prime Minister Modi on his victory in the elections. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his party’s sweeping victory in the just-held Lok Sabha elections. In a congratulatory message to Narendra Modi on Thursday, the Bangladesh Prime Minister said: “On behalf of the Government and the people of Bangladesh and on my own behalf, I extend my heartiest congratulations to you on the resounding victory of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under your dynamic leadership in the 17th Lok Sabha elections in India. This emphatic verdict is a reflection of the trust and confidence reposed on you by the people of the world’s largest democracy. Sheikh Hasina said: “Bangladesh attaches highest importance to its multi-faceted relations with India which is driven by genuine goodwill, mutual trust and respect. India’s critical role in support of Bangladesh’s War of Independence under the leadership of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971 was a watershed moment in the relations. Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering offered heartiest congratulations to Prime Minister Modi on the election victory. “As we look forward to working closely in years to come, we pray India achieves greater success under your leadership,” Tshering tweeted. Imran Khan congratulated Modi on his electoral triumph and expressed desire to work with him for peace and prosperity in the region. “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia,” Khan tweeted in both English and Urdu.last_img read more

Today Is Nelson Mandela International Day

first_imgToday is Nelson Mandela International Day, and Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, released this message.“Last year, the world lost one of its greatest leaders when Nelson Mandela passed away. We remember his legacy especially on his birthday, the 18th of July.“Nelson Mandela and the United Nations had a strong history together. Shortly after he was released from prison, he came to our Headquarters. It was a moment of great excitement.“Nelson Mandela’s presence in the General Assembly Hall proved that United Nations resolutions, sanctions and solidarity can win over violence and injustice. His extraordinary compassion after 27 years in prison showed that human rights and equality are stronger than discrimination and hate. On that day in 1990, he said people would always be challenged by the fact that, quote, “it took as long as it has before all of us stood up to say enough is enough”. The room burst into applause.“Apartheid is gone – thanks to Nelson Mandela, countless other individuals and the proud actions of the United Nations. But our planet and its people still face terrible threats — poverty, discrimination, climate change, conflict and more. Nelson Mandela Day is a call to action. Each of us can celebrate this day by helping to address real problems in our communities. Together we can give great meaning to our celebration by paving the way for a better future.”last_img read more

XGEPLs initiative towards a greener future

first_imgXGEPL has partnered with Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) for the implementation of its green drive in the region of Delhi and NCR, for carrying out conversion of already in-use diesel generators for the existing IGL customers being supplied PNG. In the pilot phase, the company has converted in-use three diesel generators in institutions using Euro IV technology and have been made operational. Apart from contributing to the environment, these gas based gensets would reduce the operational cost by around 40% as compared to diesel run gensets.E S Ranganathan, Managing Director, Indraprastha Gas Limited inaugurated first of this gas based 125 KVA genset at General William Masonic Polyclinic at Janpath on March 11, 2019, in the presence of Yash Arora and Vikram Bakshi, Directors of XGEPL. Xpert Gas Equipments Pvt Ltd (XGEPL) primarily deals in the conversion of industrial and residential diesel generators to operate on natural gas. Their working technology is not only modern and advanced but most importantly eco-friendly which makes it the absolute necessity of the hour. Since the usage of diesel gensets is restricted in times of high pollution levels as per Graded Response Plan (GRP), gas based gensets would be an opportunity for housing complexes, commercial as well as industrial establishments for having unrestricted power supply. XGEPL started its conversion of diesel generators primarily utilising the technology imported from Italy, and later on went ahead to develop and design its own in-house technology which is equally efficient and cost effective to the end user. The biggest USP which gives a cutting edge to the conversions of diesel generators carried out by XGEPL is that whereas the existing diesel generators in India are meeting the CPCB-II standards of emission, the diesel generators converted using the in-house technology developed by XGEPL is designed to meet the Euro-IV standards of emission without much compromise to the output power of the generator. This level of operational functioning of the converted diesel generator is not only one of its kind but also latest in the Indian market. Geared with its technical team which possesses the necessary professional expertise, its state-of-the-art technology and partnering with IGL, the company looks forward to a brighter future and huge support in conversion of diesel generators, not only helping its users to run eco-friendly generators, but to some extent help them save on high operational costs. And, in a broader perspective to help Delhi NCR to reduce its related pollution by a remarkable margin.last_img read more

Halle Berry Keanu Reeves Enjoy Shooting Movie in Moroccos Essaouira

Catwoman actress Halle Berry and her Canadian co-star, director, producer, and musician Keanu Reeves are shooting the American action/thriller franchise, John Wick 3 in Essaouira.The two stars have shared on Instagram a string of photos and have Snapchatted their time in Morocco’s “Atlantic Blue Pearl” port city.Berry boasted a Bohemian look with a headscarf and colorful, striped traditional dress as she held a cat, captioning her Instagram, “One with the locals.” Another shot shows the Oscar-winning actress enjoying a camel ride, titling the photo: “I’m free here, I’m me here.”Keanu Reeves is also enjoying Essaouira. The Hollywood star shared photos of him and his fans in the city and magical moments in Essaouira’s mesmerizing desert.The movie staff arrived in Morocco in August and will continue shooting in the country until December.Celebrities and Hollywood remain enamored with Morocco’s charm, as illustrated by directors’ penchant for filming in Morocco, primarily in Ouarzazate, “the gateway to the desert.”Movies and television shows like “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962), “Gladiator” (2000), “The Sheltering Sky” (1990), “Game of Thrones” (2013), “Prison Break” (2015), “Sherlock” (2016), and “The Nine” (2017) were all shot in the city.In recent months, American television host Ryan Seacrest and his girlfriend model Shayna Taylor enjoyed their trip to Morocco’s mystical Sahara Desert dunes, and the mother of  football star Cristiano Ronaldo, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, raved about Moroccan couscous during her mini-vacation in the red city of Marrakech.Pop superstar Madonna also went into raptures over her memorable 60th birthday party in August in Marrakech. The singer, calling herself “BerberQueen” as she donned the Moroccan Amazigh look, shared a plethora of photos and videos of her time in the city on her Instagram with fans.She thanked Morocco for a “magical birthday week.” read more

A hacker stole US83000 worth of bitcoin using a Canadian Internet provider

Researchers with a cyber security firm say they have uncovered that a hacker used access to a Canadian Internet provider to hijack large foreign networks, stealing more than US$83,000 in virtual currency.The U.S.-based Dell SecureWorks says the hacker operated between February and May this year.It’s alleged the hacker targeted hosting firms with servers that generate Bitcoin — including Amazon in the U.S. and OVH in France — and redirected some activity.SecureWorks says the hacker likely worked alone and was in Canada, and could be a former or then-current employee of the ISP.The firm did not name the ISP, but says the “malicious activity” stopped after it handed the ISP its findings.SecureWorks says it did not go to the Canadian authorities, and it is not known if the ISP has identified the hacker. read more

Watch the lunar eclipse you slept through last night

first_imgSo apparently getting to see a lunar eclipse is even harder than scoring a good Saturday night restaurant reservation in Manhattan. (What? Your only time is 2:41am? And the next availability on a solstice is in 500 years?!) In other words we don’t blame you for missing the eclipse last night, you weren’t alone. But that doesn’t mean you can’t see some of the stunning footage of what took place.If the video above isn’t enough for you, don’t worry, this was a heavily documented event. The HuffPo has some nice pictures up, like this one:AdChoices广告Here is another good video, zoomed out so you can get some context…Pretty cool, right? You can bet it would have been a lot more impressive in person, but if you slept through the event, weren’t in the right timezone, or your view was obscured by clouds, at least you have some idea what it looked like.Looking for some more background on the eclipse, why it’s important, and why the moon looks red? Bad Astronomy has worthwhile post up on the matter.last_img read more

A grand celebration for Victorians

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Andrews government went into last year’s Victorian state election (as opposition) promising a raft of initiatives it intended to employ if elected.Among them, leader Daniel Andrews promised to implement an AFL Grand Final long weekend, raising a few eyebrows along the way.The long weekend is indisputably well received by many around the state, but has caught the ire of business owners, and arguably means little to those outside of Melbourne – aside from an extra day off.The focus of the long weekend centred on Friday’s traditional AFL Grand Final parade, which moves through the CBD, and the celebration of ‘Australia’s great game’, but it seems the Victorian government may be faced with a bit of an ‘egg on your face’ type scenario if – as expected – both Western Australian clubs make the grand final next weekend.Victoria’s northern neighbour New South Wales has already taken a dig at the implementation of the public holiday, with Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph running an article about Victorians having more reasons to love the footy (‘Public holiday outrage: Time has come for more in NSW now than [sic] Victorians have one more for the footy’).The article makes mention of the fact that Victorians already enjoy a “day off for a horse race” (Melbourne Cup) and now they also get to enjoy the fruits of their sporting fanaticism with a second sport related public holiday.Melbourne, more specifically, has long promoted itself as the ‘sporting capital of the county’ and was awarded the title of the sporting capital of the world in 2006, 2008 and 2010.Not to mention that the extra public holiday now gifts Victorians their 13th annual day of leisure (for the most part).But the economy is tipped to lose out as a result of the state’s love of sporting prowess. The Herald Sun last month ran an article suggesting the extra day off may cost the economy – which is struggling at the best of times according to some commentators – around $1.5 billion, with businesses in hospitality, construction, schooling and finance set to close their doors to avoid penalty rates.The fact that the game’s biggest day is threatening to feature two interstate clubs – Fremantle and West Coast – is pivotal to the Opposition’s objection to an extra public holiday.“To potentially have people from Adelaide or Perth coming to Melbourne for a Grand Final only to find half the city shut down not only costs us jobs, but hurts our pride,” Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien was quoted as saying in The Age earlier this month.Despite the sentiment, Neos Kosmos contacted a number of Greek-owned businesses, all of which will remain open.Vasilios Batzogiannis from International Diethnes Cakes on Lonsdale Street, in Melbourne’s CBD, said associated costs with closing for the day would be disastrous for his business. “Look we can’t afford not to open again, it’s hard for us. We have to open, because we are a family (business),” he said. “In the city we cannot afford to close, it is hard.”Equally, Joanna Katsakis from Melissa Cakes in Templestowe, in Melbourne’s east, said closing was never a consideration.“Not really, because we normally screen the footy here, even on the Friday we’ll remain open – [there would be] a lot of loss in takings.”Despite the arguments to and fro for an extra public holiday, the fact remains that Victorians have been rewarded for their passion, and with a sunny spring weekend forecast, the football gods have certainly taken Victoria under their wings.last_img read more

Google lance son bouton 1 similaire au jaime de Facebook

first_imgGoogle lance son bouton “+1”, similaire au “j’aime” de FacebookGoogle lance la fonction “+1”, un système de recommandation de contenu, très proche du “j’aime” ou “like” de Facebook, pour permettre d’augmenter la pertinence des résultats de recherche. Similaire au bouton “j’aime” de Facebook, la nouvelle fonction “+1” est pour Google une  opportunité de s’introduire dans l’univers des réseaux sociaux. La nouvelle fonction permet aux utilisateurs de Google Profile de signaler à leurs contacts un contenu estimé intéressant. Lors d’une recherche, ceux-ci pourront cliquer sur le bouton “+1” afin d’approuver un résultat jugé comme pertinent. À lire aussiVaricelle, perturbateurs endocriniens et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 13 juinToutefois, contrairement au bouton “j’aime” de Facebook, le contenu approuvé ne sera pas envoyé aux contacts sous la forme de message apparaissant sur leur compte. Ceux-ci ne prendront connaissance du partage que s’ils effectuent une requête sur le même thème dans le moteur de recherche. L’objectif de Google “+1″ est d’offrir aux utilisateurs de Google Profile (lien non disponible) des résultats de recherche plus pertinents en combinant les avantages des réseaux sociaux. Désormais, les usagers de la fonction ” +1″ (lien non disponible) verront s’afficher, lors d’une requête Google, le nombre et le nom des contacts ayant approuvé un contenu particulier.  Ces recommandations ne devraient toutefois pas entraver le classement actuel des contenus dans la liste de résultats, engendré par un algorithme gardé secret. Pour l’heure, Google “+1” ne semble pas provoquer l’enthousiasme des internautes. La création obligatoire d’un “Google profile” pour utiliser la fonction s’ajoute aux innombrables inscriptions requises par les réseaux sociaux. Il semblerait que les utilisateurs aient du mal à s’y retrouver entre leurs multiples profils Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube… Toutefois, les sites commerciaux devraient pour leur part y trouver leur compte car Google “+1” permettra également de recommander des publicités.Le 31 mars 2011 à 15:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Seavey Burmeister First to Koyuk Zirkle Royer Behind Leaders

first_imgDownload AudioDallas Seavey and Aaron Burmeister were the first two into Koyuk Monday afternoon. Seavy led by only three minutes, though his 50-mile run from Shaktoolik was the fastest by far — only seven and a half hours. Aliy Zirkle and Jessie Royer arrived later in the afternoon.last_img

BSE closes points 29602 down on Oct 7

first_imgBSE closes points 296.02 down on Oct 75.7K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 296.02 down on Oct 75.7K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 296.02 points down to stand at 26,271.97. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 93.15 points down to stand at 7,852.40. GMRINFRA and APOLLOTYRE were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.08% and 6.04% along with HATHWAY and SCI with an increase of 5.34% and 5.29% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include DEN and CYIENT with a decrease of 8.54% and 7.93% along with PETRONET and POLARIS with a decrease of 6.27% and 6.00% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 129.45 points at 17,590.42 while the banking sector is down 178.83 points at 17,359.74 and the reality sector is down 19.88 points at 1,551.36. The Indian currency is up 0.32% at Rs 61.41 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 296.02 points down to stand at 26,271.97. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 93.15 points down to stand at 7,852.40. GMRINFRA and APOLLOTYRE were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.08% and 6.04% along with HATHWAY and SCI with an increase of 5.34% and 5.29% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include DEN and CYIENT with a decrease of 8.54% and 7.93% along with PETRONET and POLARIS with a decrease of 6.27% and 6.00% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 129.45 points at 17,590.42 while the banking sector is down 178.83 points at 17,359.74 and the reality sector is down 19.88 points at 1,551.36. The Indian currency is up 0.32% at Rs 61.41 per dollar.last_img read more

Rohingya camp fire damages 14 houses

first_imgRohingya-burningA fire that broke out at a Rohingya camp in Chakmarkul area in Teknaf upazila early Wednesday burned down 14 houses, UNB reported from Cox’s Bazar.The fire incident occurred around 3:30am on the western block of the camp.Locals and police doused the flame after one and half hours of frantic efforts around 5am, said Dipankar Karmakar, sub-inspector of Whykong Police out-post.The police said the fire might have broken out following gas cylinder explosion.However, no casualty was reported.Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Rabiul Hasan said the affected people were shifted to another camp and the burnt houses will be reconstructed with the help of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).last_img read more

Mendelson Helps Youth Prep for School

first_imgOn Aug. 13, some students were preparing for the school year with the help of D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D). Mendelson sponsored haircuts and shape-ups for boys at the Davis Barbershop in Ward 8. This is the second year he has done this in partnership with the Davis family, who are national leaders in the barbering industry.D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson teamed up with Davis Barbershop in Ward 8 to provide free back to school haircuts. (Courtesy photo)“This is the right thing to do,” Mendelson told the AFRO. “Haircuts are expensive. These cuts will help parents use their money to pay for other things for their kids such as clothing and school supplies.”LaTosha Williams is a resident of Ward 8 and brought three of her sons and one grandson to the barbershop for their free haircuts. Williams told the AFRO that she is thankful to Mendelson and the owners of Davis Barbershop for their help.“This is a blessing for me,” she said. “I can now focus on buying their uniforms.”Even though 13 non-traditional public schools in the District started classes on Aug. 14, traditional public schools are slated to begin on Aug. 21.last_img read more

Asia Durr Named Citizen Naismith Trophy Finalist

first_imgABOUT THE ATLANTA TIPOFF CLUBFounded during the 1956-57 season, the Atlanta Tipoff Club is committed to promoting the game of basketball and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of those who make the game so exciting. The Atlanta Tipoff Club administers the Naismith Awards, the most prestigious national honors in all of college and high school basketball. Named in honor of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, the family of Naismith Awards annually recognizes the most outstanding men’s and women’s college and high school basketball players and coaches. Other Naismith Awards are presented to the men’s and women’s college basketball defensive players of the year, as well as lifetime achievement awards to basketball officials and outstanding contributors to the game. UCLA’s Lew Alcindor received the first Citizen Naismith Trophy in 1969, while the late Anne Donovan (Old Dominion) was the inaugural women’s recipient in 1983.  Corporate partners of the Naismith Awards include Bona, Citizen Watch Company, Jersey Mike’s and Werner Ladder. ATLANTA (March 22, 2019) – The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced that University of Louisville senior guard Asia Durr is one of four finalists competing for the 2019 Citizen Naismith Trophy, recognizing the most outstanding women’s college basketball player. She is joined by Megan Gustafson (Iowa), Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon) and Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame). About the finalists: Story Links Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame Asia Durr, Louisville Ionescu was named Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12) Player of the Year for a second consecutive season. “These players have shown the dedication and drive worthy of the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy,” said Eric Horowitz, managing director U.S. and travel retail, Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. “We are excited to watch them play and compete in the tournament and for the top honor.” The Citizen Naismith Trophy, originally sculpted in 1982 by Atlanta’s Marty C. Dawe, quickly became one of the most prestigious individual national basketball honors. The winner will be awarded with the Citizen Naismith Trophy, produced and provided by Herff-Jones, the leading provider of graduation and educational products and services, including class rings and jewelry. A replica trophy will be donated by Herff-Jones to the player’s college. Fans will have a chance to vote for their favorite finalist through April 3, by visiting to cast their ballot. The fan vote will account for five percent of the overall vote. The 2019 Citizen Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year will be announced on April 6, 2019, and the winner will be honored at her school on a later date. “Each of the four finalists has the talent and commitment it takes to win the 2019 Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy,” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “As the tournament begins, we look forward to watching these players lead their teams toward a championship, while they compete for the individual Women’s Player of the Year honor.” Gustafson led Division I in scoring and field goal percentage the last two seasons, averaging 28.0 ppg with a 69.6 field goal percentage. The senior center-forward is Iowa’s career leader in scoring (2,700) and rebounding (1,403) and will finish in the top five in blocked shots (228). In the Big Ten Championship, she scored 45 points to give the Hawkeyes their first league tournament title since 2001. With a 26-6 record, Gustafson’s team is set to play in the NCAA Tournament today as the No. 2 seed in the Greensboro Region.center_img Durr, Gustafson and Ionescu seek to become the first women’s or men’s player from their schools to win a Citizen Naismith Trophy. Third-year player Ionescu looks to be the first junior to take home the trophy since Breanna Stewart won for UConn in 2015. Gustafson would become the first from the Big Ten to win the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy. In search of only the fourth women’s trophy win for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Durr and Ogunbowale would be the first to earn the honor since Duke’s Lindsey Harding in 2007. Ogunbowale would also become the second player from Notre Dame to win the Citizen Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year, joining the 2001 winner, Ruth Riley. This season, Ogunbowale became the Fighting Irish’s all-time leading scorer (2,471). The junior guard had a 44.6 field goal percentage, averaging 21.0 ppg and 4.9 rpg. She led the Irish to its sixth ACC regular-season title and fifth ACC Tournament championship and played a role in the team’s 2018 NCAA Championship win. Heading into the NCAA Tournament with a 30-3 record, Ogunbowale’s team is seeded No. 1 in the Chicago Region. Megan Gustafson, Iowa Having led the Ducks to a 29-4 record and a Pac-12 regular-season title, she is third in the country in assists, averaging 8.1 apg, 19.6 ppg and 7.5 rpg. The junior guard produced seven triple-doubles this season, totaling 17 in her career and setting an NCAA record for both women’s and men’s players. Ionescu’s team will play today as the No. 2 seed in the Portland Region of the NCAA Tournament. For more information, visit The four finalists were chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s national voting academy, comprised of leading journalists from around the country, current and former head coaches, former award winners and conference commissioners, all of whom base their selections on outstanding on-court performances during the 2018-19 college basketball season. The vote was tabulated and certified by Aprio, a premier, CPA-led business advisory firm. Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon Named ACC Player of the Year for the second year in a row, Durr led the Cardinals to a share of their first regular-season ACC championship and a 29-3 record. The senior guard led the league in scoring, averaging 21.3 ppg and 3.5 rpg. With an 82.6 free throw percentage, she also came in fifth in 3-pointers (34.7). Durr’s team tips off today in the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the Albany Region. ABOUT CITIZENCitizen, a pioneer in watchmaking and innovative technology since 1918, promotes excellence and creativity with a deep-rooted respect for craftsmanship. Citizen advocates “Better Starts Now,” searching for and accomplishing goals that are cause driven. In this respect, Citizen aligns with organizations and personalities that reflect the values of the brand including the Naismith Awards and Good360. For over 40 years, Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology has served as the prime example of how the brand is dedicated to making the world and its environment a better place. A simple yet revolutionary concept, Eco-Drive harnesses the power of light from any natural or artificial light source and converts it into energy, eliminating the need for any battery replacement. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Colins 2018 NFL Mock Draft 70

first_img10. Raiders: Derwin James, S, Florida State – Jon Gruden needs impact players on defense and James is an elite athlete and playmaker that can cover or play in the box and lay the wood in the run game. Oakland’s secondary has been atrocious. James helps sure up the back end as Gruden rebuilds.You DON’T want to miss the #NFLDraft tape for former @FSUFootball DB Derwin James. #Noles #FSU— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) April 10, 2018 8. Bears: Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame –  The Bears give Mitchell Trubisky some interior line protection with the dominant Nelson. He’s been compared to Cowboys Pro Bowl guard Zach Martin, and will step in and play at a high level immediately. Nelson is a mauler and plays like a throwback. If the Bears are going to turn it around, they need to keep Trubisky off his back. Not a sexy pick, but a solid one.Quenton Nelson (LG #56) is an elite prospect. Blocks like this are why 😳— J.R. (@JReidDraftScout) January 29, 2018 With the NFL Draft approaching, the pre-draft rumor mill is in overdrive regarding which direction teams are leaning with their picks, Colin tried to separate the truth from the smokescreens and reshuffled his draft order for a seventh time. His seventh mock reflects the most recent developments, including Cleveland taking a quarterback not named Sam Darnold.Here’s Colin’s Top 10, 7.0:Browns: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming – Colin has had the Browns taking Sam Darnold since his first mock – he still thinks he’s the best option – but one of his NFL sources confirmed reports that new GM John Dorsey is heavily considering Josh Allen with the pick, so he made the change. Allen’s big frame and huge arm are a perfect fit for the nasty second half AFC North weather conditions, but he’s still a sub 60% completion percentage college quarterback, which is a huge red flag. Allen is boom or bust, but the Browns take the leap.Amazing stuff from Josh Allen at the NFL Combine. Has looked the best out of the first group. Baker, Rudolph and Rosen are in the second group.— Buffalo Sports Talk (@BUFSportsTalk) March 3, 2018 7. Bucs: Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama – Colin still thinks Fitzpatrick is too good for the Bucs to pass up at 7. Tampa needs secondary help and Fitzpatrick is the prototype hybrid DB that can play safety or cover the slot. He provides attitude and leadership to a Tampa D that’s been average. Many say he’s the safest pick in the draft. Day 1 starter.Minkah is a God.— The Mick Nartin™ (@themicknartin) February 11, 2018 3. Jets (From Colts): Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA – The Jets moved up to the third spot to draft a quarterback and come away with the best pure passer in the draft. There are more questions about Rosen’s durability and personality than there are about his ability. He’s ready to play right away, but he’ll have to avoid stepping into New York media landmines with his mouth. He and Darnold continue their cross-town rivalry on the other coast.Josh Rosen with a Dan Marino FAKE SPIKE— Eric Elizondo (@EricElizondo8) September 4, 2017 5. Broncos: Denzel Ward, DB, Ohio State –  John Elway could go any number of directions with this pick, but elects to replace the departed Aqib Talib with the draft’s best corner in Ward. He ran a 4.32 40-yard dash at the combine, is an elite athlete, a sure tackler and immediately fills a huge need for Denver.Does Denzel Ward get docked for doing this?— Marcus Chai (@OaklandScout) February 1, 2018 6. Bills (From Colts) : Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma – With the other top quarterback prospects off the board, Buffalo trades into the Colts slot to grab Baker Mayfield. Colin has been critical of Mayfield for maturity issues, but he’s accurate and is one of three rookie QB’s that can play right away. Colin thinks Mayfield’s lack of size and arm strength are a bad fit for the winter conditions in Buffalo.Showing off the arm!! @bakermayfield feeling good throwing deep balls to his guys on @OU_Football Pro Day #Sooners #proday #OUDNA— Sooner Sports TV (@SoonerSportsTV) March 14, 2018center_img 4. Browns (From Houston): Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State – With their quarterback in the fold, the Browns take explosive edge rusher Chubb to pair with last year’s #1 pick Myles Garrett. Quality NFL pass rushers are hard to find, and Chubb is a special one. Cleveland will be getting plenty of pressure on opposing QB’s with their new dynamic duo.Whew. Bradley Chubb speed rush 🔥🔥🔥— Billy Marshall (@BillyM_91) February 18, 2018 2. Giants: Sam Darnold, QB, USC – Reports through the pre-draft process have indicated that the Giants will pass on a QB here, but with Darnold falling in their lap they can’t pass him up. Darnold has the least bust potential of any of the quarterbacks, all the intangibles teams look for in a franchise signal caller, and his low key personality can handle the media spotlight. New York gets a successor to Eli and a potential star to match up with Carson Wentz in the division.Non mais quelle fin de match ! QB Sam Darnold pour WR Deontay Burnett. TD Trojans !USC 24, Texas 17— TBP College Football (@thebluepennant) September 17, 2017 9. Niners: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State – GM John Lynch needs playmakers and grabs the biggest home run hitter in the draft for Jimmy G and Kyle Shanahan. Colin doesn’t think Barkley is a 20+ carry-a-game NFL back, but Shanahan will get him the ball in a variety of ways in what will be an explosive offense. Perfect marriage of player and scheme. Advertisement Watch Colin break down his Top 10, 7.0:For the first time, Sam Darnold isn’t going No. 1 to the Browns@ColinCowherd unveils his Mock Draft 7.0 👀— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 11, 2018last_img read more

Transphobia peaks in despicable bathroom political ad in Massachusetts

first_imgA group released a political ad in Masschusetts promoting transphobia and stoking fear. Citizens of the state will be voting in the upcoming midterm election on 6 November. On the ballots will be three questions, along with candidates running for various seats of office.One of the questions deals with transgender discrimination in public accommodations, such as public restrooms.Question 3 is a veto referendum, allowing people to vote on whether or not they want to repeal a state law. The law in question, Senate Bill 2407, was passed in 2016. It prohibits discrimination in areas of public access on the basis of gender identity.A No vote would repeal this anti-discrimination law, while a Yes vote would preserve it and continue protecting people who are not cisgender in Massachusetts.A group encouraging a No vote, to ‘keep MA safe’, released an add on Wednesday (19 September). It reeks of transphobia and reinforces the harmful myth that transgender people pose a danger to others in restrooms.[embedded content]According to the ad, the law says ‘any man who says he is a woman’ can enter places like a woman’s locker room or restroom, but that is wrong.Bathroom laws harm trans people, they don’t protect othersOne of the biggest myths surrounding bathroom laws is that sexual predators will take advantage of laws protecting trans people.In fact, it’s trans people who face disproportionately high amounts of discrimination, harassment, and violence. Forcing them into unsafe places, or areas where they are uncomfortable (such as a bathroom not corresponding with their gender identity), is incredibly harmful. The fear-mongering ad | Photo: YouTube/No on 3 Keep MA Safe Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img A group of more than 200 sexual assault organizations came out against bathroom laws in 2016.‘Over 200 municipalities and 18 states have nondiscrimination laws protecting transgender people’s access to facilities consistent with the gender they live every day,’ they said.‘None of those jurisdictions have [sic] seen a rise in sexual violence or other public safety issues due to nondiscrimination laws.’CNN also did research into locations in the US with nondiscrimination laws. They consequently contacted 20 law enforcement agencies in areas with these policies, and found no evidence of bathroom assaults.Michael Dunton, who works at the Cranston Police Department in Rhode Island, told CNN: ‘We track our sex offenders very carefully and we haven’t seen any instance of sexual predators assaulting in bathrooms.’The midterm elections take place on 6 November.More from Gay Star NewsWisconsin group health board approves coverage for transgender workersTransgender woman allegedly killed by US border patrol agent in ‘serial killing spree’Is the new book, Trans Teen Survival Guide, a missed opportunity?Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Watch: New Ad Features Transgender Man Facing Discrimination & Report Exposes Patchwork of ProtectionsEqual treatment remains out of reach for LGBT Americans in most statesFact check: What is Mike Pence’s record on LGBT rights?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Holbox prohibits single use plastics

first_imgHolbox, Q.R. — Holbox is the first island located within a Protected Natural Area in Mexico where single-use plastic has been prohibited. The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas reported that within the protected areas in Mexico, Holbox is the first in which the use of plastics is prohibited.Francisco Ricardo Gómez Lozano, regional director of the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas, said that “as an island within a natural protected area, it is the first.”In the Solid Waste Law created by the state government through the Secretariat of Ecology and Environment, it stipulates that this restriction applies to all the islands of the state, which is expected to be approved by Congress and published in the Official Gazette of Quintana Roo.Among the restrictions set out in the Yum Balam Management Program, published in the Official Gazette of the Federation last week, is the reduction of disposable containers, PET, unicel and plastic bags.During high season, the island can become home to as many as 5,000 people, who every day, generate up to 20 tons of garbage. For each ton of garbage, 89 kilos are different types of plastics.Roberto Reynoso, head of sanitation and garbage collection on the island, reported that the hotel sector uses the most plastic products. “In low season, I receive 11,500 kilos of garbage daily of which 1,023 kilos are plastics.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pesky pigeons to receive an electric shock if they perch at Stoke

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collision Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Punter found hiding in bushes Stoke Station, The application states: “In 2018 the first class lounge was flooded due to a blocked downpipe and, following a substantial clean up exercise, the cause was found to be a dead pigeon lodged in a downpipe. It is imperative therefore that any system installed is robust enough to deter pigeons. “Stoke-on-Trent station is one of the principal stations on the West Coast Main Line, an important railway corridor connecting London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Glasgow. “A large number of commuters use the station on a daily basis and Virgin Trains strive to ensure that every commuter has an awesome experience. “The station however is facing an ongoing battle with pigeons perching and nesting in and around the buildings. The pigeons are fouling on pavements, platforms, signage, memorials, bins, brickwork and stonework throughout the station. “Virgin Trains are investing considerable time and money to clean the station and remove the problem, however, this is becoming an upward battle. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailBird-proofing measures will be installed to prevent pigeons perching and nesting in and around Stoke railway station. Virgin Trains has secured planning permission to install a combination of Avishock and Avipoint systems – low voltage devices which deliver a small electric shock, but do not harm birds. The company submitted its plans for the Grade II listed building after a dead pigeon blocked a downpipe and caused the first class lounge to be flooded in 2018. In its application, Virgin Trains also said the station was facing an ‘ongoing battle’ with pigeons fouling throughout the building. Stoke Station “There’s quite a lot of poo outside of the station so I approve of it as long as it’s safe. When you’re walking around you walk over it and then you’re walking it into your own house or if you have a pushchair it’s on the wheels, it’s not nice. “It’s a health and safety risk and it’s not nice to see it everywhere.” Kathleen Degg, aged 30, from Burslem, said: “I think if it’s humane and painless I would back it. They’re just everywhere and there’s cafés in the station and you don’t want birds around your food. But I still wouldn’t want them being harmed.  Read MoreCrackdown on illegal cigarettes takes £3,500 of tobacco off Staffordshire streets   “I’ve seen the birds outside of the station and there’s the new BOD café there where people eat and it won’t look nice with pigeon poo outside.” Jenny Briggs, aged 66, from Chesterton, said: “I don’t like birds, so as long as it doesn’t hurt them, I’m all for it. When there’s cafés, food and people eating you don’t want birds flying around.” Read MoreTrains, trams barges and buses: how we got about   But Kiran Samu, from Shelton, says the birds should be left alone. The 35-year-old said: “I haven’t really seen any pigeons so I don’t think it should be done. The pigeons should be able to do what they want instead of driving them away. “Even if it doesn’t hurt them, I still don’t agree with it. I think it’s not nice, I disagree with the plans.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Pigeon (Image: Getty) “This application seeks to install a combination of bird-proofing measures across the station to tackle the pigeon problem and minimise the damage these birds are causing.” The installation of the Avishock and Avipoint systems was considered to be less visually impactful than installing additional anti-bird spikes, though the spikes already in place will remain. Read MoreMajor campaign launched to reopen this Stoke-on-Trent railway station – FIFTY-THREE years after it shut!   Commuters agree that pigeon poo is a problem at the railway station. Deborah Ashby, aged 49, from Fegg Hayes, said: “I think it’s a good idea if it’s humane because I do think they do have an issue with bird poo on the pavements and it looks horrible. last_img read more

Abused and possibly rabid dog found in Van Riebeeck Park Ladysmith

first_imgAfter receiving a complaint from a resident of Van Riebeeck Park, Annamarie Koen from the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) went out today (March 25) to rescue an abused dog.The crossbreed female was in a terrible condition.Read more: Injured goat waits for its owners at Ladysmith poundAlso read: AACL does not pick up stray animals in Ladysmith“When we found the dog, its mouth was foaming and it could not stand properly,” said Annamarie.Annamarie said she would take the dog to the vet for a rabies test on Monday due to the unavailability of vets over the weekend.Due to its aggression, a catch pole had to be used to capture the animal.The dog won’t eat or drink water. “People should take care of their dogs and make sure they test for rabies. Also take precautions to ensure that your pet is not at risk of contracting this deadly disease,” advised a concerned Annamarie.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more