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a month agoSteve Chettle Exclusive: Collymore like Ronaldo & better than Keane at Nottingham Forest

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first_imgSteve Chettle Exclusive: Collymore like Ronaldo & better than Keane at Nottingham Forestby Andrew Macleana month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNottingham Forest legend Steve Chettle says Stan Collymore was the most talented footballer he played alongside at the City Ground.An enigmatic and talented centre-forward, Collymore joined Forest from Southend United in 1993 and became a star in his two seasons at the club.His breakthrough culminated in an unbelievable 1994/95 season, in which Collymore’s 22 goals helped Forest finish third in the Premier League.Those performances motivated Liverpool to pay £8.4m for the then 24-year-old, breaking the British record transfer fee at the time.The sale wasn’t a surprise given Forest had sold Neil Webb and Roy Keane to Manchester United, and Nigel Clough to Liverpool, in the years prior to Collymore’s move.Chettle played alongside all four, and when asked who was the most talented of the bunch, the club’s third-highest games holder selected Collymore, who he compared to former Real Madrid and Inter Milan striker Ronaldo Nazario.”Stan Collymore. The best player I’ve played alongside is Stan Collymore,” Chettle told Tribalfootball.com.”He had everything. I’ve compared him, maybe rightly or wrongly, to the old fashioned number nine Ronaldo.”He could do everything, especially the year when we finished third in the Premier League. “He scored some unbelievable goals and he was the best player I played with in a Forest team.”After watching the club as a boy and coming through the academy ranks, Chettle was introduced to the first-team by legendary manager Brian Clough in the late 1980’s.He would go on to play 527 games in 13 years for his boyhood club, winning the League Cup in 1989 and 1990 and playing alongside some legendary players such as Stuart Pearce, Des Walker, Keane and Clough.Quizzed on which was the best team he played in, Chettle split the answer in two.”There were a couple of generations of teams,” he continued. “There was one that I first came into playing alongside Stuart Pearce, Des Walker, Steve Hodge, Neil Webb, Nigel Clough. I used to go away and travel with the England U21s and all those boys in the senior group.”It was a great time to be around that football club and in that team because I was only 19 years old so it was a great learning curve for me. “Then the next phase when I was playing alongside Roy Keane, Steve Stone. We had two kind of generations of fantastic teams so it was kind of a different experience for my career and I like them both as equal.”Video Courtesy of NFFCTube TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorAndrew Maclean FollowShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Tesla CEO drops latest bombshell with 72B buyout proposal

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first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Tesla CEO Elon Musk is gearing up to lead a buyout of the electric car maker in a stunning move that would end the maverick company’s eight-year history trading on the stock market.In his typically unorthodox fashion, the eccentric Musk dropped his bombshell on his Twitter account, which he has used as a platform for pranks, vitriol and now for a proposal to pull off one of the biggest buyouts in U.S. history.Musk got the ball rolling Tuesday after the stock market had already been open more than three hours with a tweet announcing he had secured funding to buy all of Tesla’s stock at $420 per share with no further details.At that price, the buyout would cost nearly $72 billion, based on Tesla’s outstanding stock as of July 27, but it’s unlikely the deal would cost that much because Musk owns a roughly 20 per cent stake in the Palo Alto, California, company. He also said he intends to give Tesla’s existing shareholders the option of retaining a stake in the company through a special fund, if they want.“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured,” Musk wrote in his first tweet, following up with “good morning” and a smiley emoji. He later tweeted that the only uncertainty about completing the deal is whether he can gain shareholder approval.The first tweet came hours after the Financial Times reported that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund had built a significant stake in Tesla Inc., but it was unclear if that was the funding Musk was referring to. The Financial Times, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund had built a stake of between 3 and 5 per cent of Telsa’s shares.Musk’s announcement was initially met with widespread skepticism, with many people connecting the proposed price to 420 being a common slang term for marijuana.Musk also previously used his Twitter account to joke that Tesla was going bankrupt in an April Fool’s Day tweet and his stability was called into question last month after he called a British diver who helped rescue children from a Thailand cave a pedophile. That baseless tweet was quickly deleted and Musk apologized to the diver.The confusion caused by Musk’s Tuesday announcement via Twitter also prompted regulators of the Nasdaq stock market to temporarily suspend trading in Tesla’s stock. Although it’s unusual for a CEO to make such a major announcement over social media, it does not appear to be improper.“It’s very unusual for any CEO other than Elon Musk. This is not how you do it and it makes you wonder how seriously to take it,” said Erik Gordon, a business and law professor at the University of Michigan.Musk probably wasn’t violating any regulations by simply announcing that he was considering taking the company private, Gordon said, but his assertion that the funding already has been locked up could “expose him to at least potential legal risk” if it turns out that the financing is on shaky footing.Musk later brought some clarity to the situation in an email to Tesla employees that was also posted on Tesla’s blog. Trading in Tesla’s stock resumed shortly after the letter’s release, and the stock climbed 11 per cent to close at $379.57. Musk’s offer is 9 per cent higher than Tesla’s peak closing price of $385 reached nearly a year ago.By taking Tesla private, Musk believes that the company will be able to sharpen its long-term focus of revolutionizing an automobile industry dominated by fuel-combustion vehicles without having to cater to investors’ fixation on how the business is faring from one quarter to the next.Making money has proven elusive for Tesla while it has been investing in electric car technology and ramping up production of its vehicles, including a sedan with a starting price of $35,000 to appeal to a broader audience.The company has only posted a quarterly profit twice in its history and has never made money during an entire calendar year, something that Musk has been trying to change by cutting costs, including recent mass layoffs that trimmed Tesla’s workforce by 9 per cent. Tesla lost another $717.5 million in its most recent quarter.Musk “has been running Tesla like a private company with publicly traded stock anyway so this deal makes some sense,” Gartner analyst Mike Ramsey said.Tesla completed an initial public offering of stock in 2010, largely because Wall Street provided a convenient vehicle to raise billions of dollars to finance its expansion. By going private, Tesla will lose that convenient source of financing, something that could cause massive headaches if the company continues to burn through cash as much as it has in recent years, Ramsey said.Despite its challenges, Tesla has remained a favourite among many investors, partly because of their faith in Musk, who made his initial fortune as a co-founder of PayPal and also is the CEO of a trail-blazing aerospace company, SpaceX, that’s already private.But another substantial segment of investors are convinced Tesla is doomed to fail and are betting on the company’s eventual demise by becoming “short sellers” of its stock. Short sellers borrow shares from other investors and then immediately sell them on the premise that they will be able to buy them back at a lower price later to replace they stock they borrowed.Musk has long raged against short sellers and mentioned his desire to be rid of them as one of his reasons for taking Tesla private.“Being public means that there are large numbers of people who have the incentive to attack the company,” he wrote.If Musk decides against going private, Gordon said his credibility could take another hit, though one he could weather.“If he doesn’t go forward with it, it will end up be another Elon Musk big mouth faux pas,” Gordon said. “He will live to see another day. People will shake their heads and say, ‘that’s Elon.’”____Alexandra Olson reported from New York.last_img read more

ExCong min joins BJP in HP

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first_imgShimla: Within a week after three-time Hamirpur MP joining the Congress, it was BJP’s turn to give a jolt to the Congress at Rampur – the home town of six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.Former Congress minister and Dalit leader Singhi Ram, an estranged loyalist of Virbhadra Singh, joined the BJP in presence of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who was campaigning at Rampur. Virbhadra reacted to ridicule him, saying “How does it make any difference on Singhi Ram joining BJP? He has no base there.” Also Read – J&K won’t remain UT forever, says ShahRampur is part of Mandi Parliamentary constituency, which more or less had been voting block for the Congress in most Lok Sabha elections. Singhi Ram had represented Rampur for six times before he was denied ticket at the behest of Virbhadra Singh in 2007 assembly polls. In 2017 poll, Singhi Ram has contested Rampur assembly constituency as independent but lost to his Congress successor Nand Lal, who is Virbhadra Singh’s staunch lieutenant.last_img read more

UN underscores readiness to assist SouthEast Asian countries hit by floods

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Elisabeth Byrs, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told reporters in Geneva that a UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team was on standby to deploy in the stricken countries if requested.The UN Development Programme (UNDP) offered support to the Thai Government to deal with the floods that have killed more than 280 people and affected more than two million since July. More than 80 per cent of the country’s 76 provinces have been affected, and in excess of 900 industrial plants and farmland inundated.The UN has been in regular contact with the authorities, including the Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and has been monitoring the humanitarian and development impacts of the floods.According to the country’s irrigation authorities, 11 out of the 26 major dams in Thailand currently hold more water than their established capacity, while others are between 82 and 99 per cent full and the excess water needs to be released, which must in turn necessitate more evacuations of people downstream.UNDP has boosted its capacity to assist the people of Thailand, setting aside both financial and technical emergency resources, and will continue to work with the Government to support the country’s longer-term recovery and rehabilitation.At the weekend, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, warned that the flood disaster in South-East Asia could worsen with river levels still rising and heavy rainfall forecast.Some 700 lives have been lost in Cambodia and Thailand, while in Laos, the Philippines and Viet Nam, homes, crops and vital infrastructure have been destroyed. Millions of people living in low-lying areas remain vulnerable to further destruction, Ms. Amos said.Also voicing concern over the loss of life and livelihoods as a result of the floods was Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).“The historical floods continue to cause a humanitarian crisis in the region. Please be assured that the United Nations stands in solidarity with the victims of the catastrophic floods,” said Dr. Heyzer said in a message.“Disasters pose a significant challenge to the realization of inclusive and sustainable development in Asia. With nearly one third of the world’s population living in Asia Pacific, addressing the causes of vulnerability to disasters is critical to protecting peoples of Asia.”In a related development, Myanmar intends to adopt a disaster risk reduction plan that was drawn up following Cyclone Nargis in 2008, Margareta Wahlström, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, said after a series of meetings with officials there during her four-day meeting to the country.“It was a very useful visit and it is clear from out meetings that with senior Government officials that lessons have been learned from Cyclone Nargis two years ago and a considerable effort is being made to put those lessons into practice,” said Ms. Wahlström. 18 October 2011The United Nations today voiced deep concern over the devastating floods in Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam and offered to assist the affected countries to respond to the disaster that has claimed hundreds of lives and caused heavy damage to property and infrastructure. read more

Foreign exchange rates

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These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Friday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9791Brazil real 0.3925China renminbi 0.1873Euro 1.4601Hong Kong dollar 0.155344India rupee 0.01902Indonesia rupiah 0.0000920Japan yen 0.01126Malaysia ringgit 0.2892Mexico peso 0.06852N.Z. dollar 0.8826Norway krone 0.1568Peruvian new sol 0.3753Russia rouble 0.02119Saudi riyal 0.3235Singapore dollar 0.9055South Africa rand 0.09399South Korean won 0.001071Sweden krona 0.1529Switzerland franc 1.2821Taiwanese dollar 0.04038Thailand baht 0.03664Turkey lira 0.3555U.K. pound 1.6014U.S. dollar 1.2132Vietnam dong 0.000053 read more

More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan

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“Not all children are forcibly recruited. Many joined armed groups because they feel they had no other option,” said Mahimbo Mdoe, the head of UNICEF programmes in South Sudan.“Our priority for this group – and for children across South Sudan – is to provide the support they need so they are able to see a more promising future.”Together with UNICEF, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and other UN agencies have been working to bring the release to light.Given the volatile security situation, the UN Mission deployed peacekeeping troops to escort religious leaders into remote bush areas to make contact and negotiate with the armed groups. It also sent engineers to repair a road between Yambio and a vocational training centre nearby to make sure that the young people can travel safely for training programmes.Noting in particular, the work of the religious leaders, Mr. Shearer added: “I would like to pay particular credit to religious leaders who travelled into conflict zones and risked their own lives to bring these children to safety.”However, in spite of this release, some 19,000 children continue to be used by armed forces and groups more than four years after conflict erupted in December 2013. Release efforts have also been also complicated by fighting as the one witnessed in the region in July 2016 that stalled the momentum. “Children should not be carrying guns and killing each other. They should be playing, learning, having fun with friends, protected and cherished by the adults around them,” said David Shearer, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan, welcoming the release.Undertaken in Yambio (south-western South Sudan), it is the first such release in over a year and marks the first phase of the overall programme which will see more than 700 children return back to their communities.“They will have endured suffering, including sexual abuse. It is vital that they receive the support they need to re-join their communities and that they are welcomed home by family and friends without any sense of stigma,” added Mr. ShearerAt a formal ceremony, the children were disarmed and were provided with civilian clothes as well as medical screenings. In the days to come, agencies, such as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and local partners will provide them with counselling and psychosocial support as part of the reintegration programme.According to UNICEF, the children with relatives in area will be reunited with their families, while others will be placed in interim care centres until their families can be traced. They will also be provided with three months’ worth of food assistance and with vocational training and age-specific education services in schools and accelerated learning centres to help reach their full potential. read more

Degrees words of wisdom dispersed at Convocation

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The Bailiff of Guernsey, Sir Geoffrey Rowland, carries the Mace during a Convocation procession.Wednesday, June 9, 2010 – Faculty of EducationOn the first day of Convocation ceremonies, more than 850 Faculty of Education students from the St. Catharines and Hamilton campuses received their degrees.During his Convocation address, Chancellor Ned Goodman advised the class of 2010 to “try to do one thing every day that scares you.”He also added that “the only way to gain experience is to fail at trying to do something and I have learned that he or she who makes the most mistakes wins.”Rudi Kroeker, Chair of the Brock University Board of Trustees, addressed Convocation at both ceremonies and handed out the Faculty of Education’s Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock Medals to undergraduate student Jason Dunphy (Hamilton, Ont.) and graduate student Emily Hastings-Speck (Mississauga, Ont.). Prof. David Hutchison, chair of the Teacher Education Department, delivered the morning Convocation address.At the morning ceremony, Dean’s Medals were awarded to Christina Le Rose (Niagara Falls, Ont.) and Jennifer Rose Detina (Stoney Creek, Ont.). Dean’s Medals are awarded to students with the highest standing in either a first Honours or pass degree.At Wednesday’s afternoon ceremony, President Jack Lightstone addressed the graduating class and expressed his satisfaction with their accomplishments.“We share the pride that your families and friends feel,” he said.Prof. John Novak delivered the afternoon’s Convocation address. Prof. Ann-Marie DiBiase was presented with the Faculty of Education’s 2010 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.Wilma Morrison receives an honorary degree presented by Chancellor Ned Goodman, right, and Prof. Tamari Kitossa.Thursday, June 10 – Faculty of Social SciencesAt Thursday’s Convocation ceremonies, more than 760 students were presented with degrees.At the morning ceremony, the Bailiff of the Island of Guernsey in the U.K., Sir Geoffrey Rowland, was an Honorary Chair of Senate and carried the Mace in leading the Chancellor’s procession during Convocation. Guernsey is the tiny English Channel island where the university’s namesake Major-General Sir Isaac Brock was born.At the 10 a.m. ceremony, an honorary degree was presented to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, British Columbia’s Legislative Representative for Children and Youth. In her speech, she encouraged the graduating class to be champions for the rights of children.“If you have an opportunity in your life to make a difference in the life of children,” she said, “please consider being a champion for a child in your community or in your family, in your province, in your country, or even globally.”At the morning ceremony, David Howes, Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees, presented the Social Sciences Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal to graduate student Renee Louise McKinley (Binbrook, Ont.).At the 2 p.m. ceremony, an honorary degree was presented to Wilma Morrison, local historian, curator, advocate and educator of black history in Niagara. She was recognized for her tireless efforts in promoting and preserving black history and its connections to the Underground Railroad in Niagara and Canada.“We Canadians have much to be proud of in the contributions of the many varied groups who are continuing to build this country,” she said during her address to graduates. “The pity is that we are not teaching our young people about the wonderfully proud history of the building of Canada and all too often newcomers as well as others are spoken about in a negative tone.“It is important that we learn about each other in a positive way so that we will not fear each other and our country will continue to grow and enrich the lives of all Canadians.”Professor Rebecca Raby, Child and Youth Studies, was presented with the Faculty of Social Sciences’ 2010 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Kroeker presented undergraduate student Jessica Horne (Grimsby, Ont.) with the Social Sciences Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock medal. Jennifer Moule (Hamilton, Ont.) was presented with the Dean’s Medal. read more

Drug mule gets 4 years jail for trafficking 960 grams of

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRepublic Park resident gets 4 years jail for drug traffickingJanuary 22, 2016In “Crime”Cocaine in gas cylinder: 4 years jail each for duo found guiltyJuly 24, 2018In “Court”Four men fingered in Sheriff Street cocaine bust remandedJanuary 30, 2015In “Crime” A father of four was on Tuesday sentenced to four years in prison and fined $2.5M when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to a charge of having cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.Julius Watkins, a 38-year-old taxi driver pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.The court heard that between September 12 and September 15, Watkins swallowed 114 pellets laced with a total of 960 grams of cocaine, when he was attempting to board an outgoing flight to Canada. However, Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) officers reportedly noticed him acting in a suspicious manner when he approached the scanning area. As such, the taxi driver was questioned, and taken to CANU Headquarters where he confessed to his offence and was subsequently transported to the Woodlands Hospital to excrete the illegal substance.Watkins sought to justify his actions to the Chief Magistrate by explaining that he was facing a financial crisis and was unable to send his children to school. As such, he had taken up the job to earn extra income.His sentence was made after Chief Magistrate McLennan took into consideration that he had not wasted the court’s time. read more

Brazilian girls at friendly tournament in Hungary

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In the countdown to the Women’s Handball World Championship in December in Serbia, the Brazilian team is reunited for one more preparation week in Europe. Coach Morten Soubak called 20 players for the training sessions in Austria and tournament in Hungary with the teams of Croatia, Norway and Hungary B from October 25 to 27.Soubak invited some new names as right wing Mariana Costa (Team Vendsyssel , Denmark) and playmaker Patricia Scheppa (Liga Itapeviense de Handebol Brazil ):-This is the last stage before I will decided the squad for WCh. I give a chance to some new players. We are working with many new things during the year and we will continue trying to implement new ideas during the week in practices and games, which are very strong and good for us – said Morten .Brazil squad:Goalkeepers – Barbara Arenhart ( Hypo Nö – Austria) and Mayssa Pessoa ( HK Dinamo Volgograd – Russia) .Left Back – Amanda Claudino de Andrade ( Supergasbras / UNC / Concord – SC – Brazil ) , Eduarda Amorim ( Gyori Audi ETO – Hungary ) , Malta Juliana Varela de Araújo ( Metodista/ São Bernardo – Brazil ) and Karoline Helena de Souza (Team Tvis Holstebro – Denmark).Right Back- Deonise Fachinello ( Hypo Nö – Austria) and Patricia Scheppa (Liga Itapiviense de Handebol – Brazil) .PLaymaker – Ana Paula Rodrigues Belo ( Hypo Nö – Austria) , Deborah Hannah Bridges Nunes ( Metodista / São Bernardo – Brazil ) , Franciele Gomes da Rocha ( Hypo Nö – Austria) and Mayara Fier de Moura (No club) .Left Wings – Fernanda Franca da Silva ( Hypo Nö – Austria), Mariana Costa (Team Vendsyssel – Denmark) and Samira Pereira da Silva Rocha ( Mios Biganos Handball – France ) .Right Wings – Alexandra Priscila Nascimento ( Hypo Nö – Austria) and Jessica Quintino ( Sport Club Vistal Gdynia – PolandPivots – Daniela Oliveira Piedade ( Rukomet Klub Krim – Slovenia ) , Elaine Gomes Barbosa          ( Força Atlética -Brazil ) and Fabiana Carvalho Diniz ( Hypo Nö – Austria) .TEXT: Luiz Gustavo da S. Machado brazil handballbrazilian girlshandball girlsWomen’s handball ← Previous Story LNH EX-DERBY: Montpellier beat Chambery! Next Story → NEW BIG NAME IN QATAR: Rastko Stojkovic joins Al Rayyan! read more

Danish disappointment as Argentina steals a point

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← Previous Story QATAR 2015 (Day 2): Argentina upset Denmark Next Story → Germans give revenge to Poland Disappointment and extreme joy were the feelings on the Lusail Multipurpose Hall after the last match of the day between Denmark and Argentina. The first, reflected on the faces of the European and World runner’s up, the latter on the Argentinian Gladiadores who grasped one point after a hard fought battle that finished with a 24-24 tie.“Today’s result is historical for Argentinian handball. Probably the best result along with our win over Sweden in Sweden in 2011.Whenever we reach our maximum standard of play we feel that we can beat everyone”, stressed right wing Federico Pizarro who was the MVP of the match (8 goals) and helped the team to a stunning result for the world of handball.The first minutes of the match were tight and Argentina took the lead 3-5, but soon Niklas Landin and Anders Eggert reacted and they both helped for the team comeback. The conducted by Eduardo Gallardo were doing a good job in the defence, but failed at the other end of the court (scored only three goals on the last 20’ of the first half), while the Danish made use of their backcourt power to take a five goal lead. They Europeans managed to score even when being two men down. By the end of the first 30 minutes the scoreboard was 13-8.At the beginning of the second half Denmark kept the control of the match and despite the three minute suspensions they received on the first 11 minutes, they were able to keep the lead and, ironically, Argentina’s comeback started right after Federico Fernandez’ third two minute suspension. This meant that the South Americans were left without one of the most efficient wingers and better defenders. But that only seemed to give the Argentinians more strength.GudmundurGudmundsson boys entered on a 6’ spell without goals (both goalkeepers Matias Schulz and Fernando García had a lot to do with that), and the Gladiadores, led by a fast paced attack and successful definitions against Landin, approached the Scandinavians on the scoreboard.With a two goal difference and two minutes left to be played, hopes were high for Argentina but the attack was in Danish hands. An offensive foul by Casper Mortensen led to a fast break that concluded with a goal from Leonardo Querin. Denmark was 24-23 ahead and there was one minute left on the clock. Mikkel Hansen faked a shot on 9 meters and bounced the ball past the defence straight through the center, but failed to catch the ball after the bounce and the last possession was for Argentina.Montpellier’s star Diego Simonet, who had had a discrete first half, took the responsibility and after a characteristic sprint from left to right, scored the 24th goal and tied the match with just 20” left. Argentina’s tough defence managed to keep Denmark away from the goal, but the Europeans had a last chance with a last free shot when the time was over. Hansen made the defencejump after the fake, but Garcia, who had very important interventions throughout the second half, saved the last ball of the match and helped the Argentinians grab the first point of the tournament.Gudmundsson did not hide his disappointment after the match: “I was rather content with our first half and our start of the second, but then we started to move the ball around too slowly.However, it is never easy when being one or two players down for almost all the time. It was quite unbelievable to experience this, but one point is still better than none. We will simply have to come back”.Center back Bo Spellerberg also shared his view: “We were leading by six, but we made too many mistakes in the second half, and Argentina were good at punishing those through counter attacks.We had the chance to close the match several times, but they managed to put pressure on us all the way, we missed some big opportunities.”“We knew beforehand that Denmark was one of the best teams in the world. If we were going to stand a chance, we would have to be at our best at both ends of the court, while Denmark would need to have a very bad day”, expressed Gallardo and added: “I think the match developed the way we had planned, and I am very pleased with this result, of course.”“Our first half was not good, but in second half we improved in defence as well as in attack and both our goalkeepers were great. In the end victory could have gone either way”, confessed Pizarro after the match.Argentina will face Poland on Sunday while Denmark will meet Saudi Arabia.TEXT: LAURA AGENA argentinaDiego Simonet read more

Veselin Vujovic wants Milic and Ocvirk in Nis

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Gregor Ocvirkhandball transfersRK Zeleznicar NisStrahinja MilicVeselin Vujović ← Previous Story Men’s U18 EHF EURO 2018: Israel take first point, Hungary beat Spain Next Story → IHF Super Globe 2018: Barca against Al Najma, Montpellier VS Hammamet The Serbian vice-champions RK Zeleznicar Nis made a respectable team capable to win the first ever domestic title led by legendary player and coach Veselin Vujovic. The 57-years old Vujovic dismissed offer from Orlen Wisla Plock to accept challenge with Serbian teams who will compete at SEHA Gazprom league and EHF Cup in upcoming season.Vujovic talked for Balkan-Handball.com about possibility to sign two players – ex-RK Vardar goalkeeper Strahinja Milic and TOP scorer of Men’s U20 EHF EURO 2018, Slovenian left back Gregor Ocvirk.We want Milic, not only Zeleznicar, but a lot of teams in Europe. However, there is only one condition to realize that proffesional sport is hard work, blood and tears. This is the only way to make good results. He didn’t leave Skopje because of his qualities, but for non-proffesional approach. If someone told him to come after summer break with 15,20 less, and he came with 15 kilos more, this is disrespect to the club and people. He losing the most. I called him as 15-years old boy in NT of Serbia and Montenegro, following his entire career, I took him to Vardar after problems with RK Partizan. He has huge respect to me and I know that he is a good person. I would like to see him in Nis, that could help us a lot, but I don’t want to put any clausule in contract – said Vujovic and added his comment for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko member, Ocvirk:He could be interesting signing for us, but we don’t want to make a player for Celje. We aren’t interested in one-year loan, as we want to get from him the best during his time in Nis. With his qualities, he could help also some other players to become better. Celje PL don’t count on him seriously in this moment. read more

ExBungie collective Moonshot Games announce Fallen Frontier 2D shooter

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first_imgWhen new games studio Moonshot Games set up shop it garnered the attention of the gaming press because three of the four-man team were ex-Bungie staff. The team formed in late 2009, and since then have been working on their first game which has been revealed this week.Sticking close to the roots of what Bungie are best known for, Moonshot’s first game is called Fallen Frontier and it’s a shooter. More specifically it’s a 2D scrolling shooter (run and gun) set in a gritty sci-fi universe.AdChoices广告Moonshot is promising a big game with “vast interconnected worlds” and a playable character capable of doing a lot more than running and jumping around. There’s a grappling hook, multiple firearms to get to grips with, grenades, and special abilities to take advantage of. All this happening in quite a distinctive environment that certainly has a unique look and atmosphere about it.As for the back story to the game, Moonshot explain:Our story follows a jaded lawman from Earth, arriving at the frontier worlds of Alpha Centauri on a mission of vengeance. Events unfold as an engaging film noir style mystery, and the hero quickly comes to realize that in this brave new world, nothing is quite as it seems. Gameplay will take the form of a single-player campaign and multiplayer is catered for with co-op utilizing an intelligent split-screening if players get too far away from each other (as demonstrated in the video above).Fallen Frontier will be playable at PAX East which runs March 11-13 in Boston. Moonshot will be in booth 759 and look to be using it as an opportunity to get some feedback on the game before they put the finishing touches to it for release. What we don’t know yet is when the game will release and on what formats, but we suspect a downloadable game on the major consoles and through Steam.As has already started being pointed out on the Moonshot website. The game brings back memories of the 1996 title Abuse which can be seen in action below:Read more at Moonshot Gameslast_img read more

ASA Issues Call to Meeting Notice for Summer Board Meeting

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first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) issued its official call to notice for the summer Board of Directors meeting July 8-10 in Washington, D.C. ASA board members should plan to arrive Sunday morning, July 7.Schedule:Monday, July 71-6 p.m. Executive Committee MeetingTuesday, July 88-10 a.m. General Session10:30-11:30 a.m. Joint Meeting: Public Affairs/Trade Policy & International Affairs Committee10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Membership & Corporate Relations Committee11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Public Affairs Committee11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Trade Policy & International Affairs Committee12:30-1:30 p.m. Investment Lunch Meeting3:45-5:30 p.m. SoyPac Meeting3:45-5:30 p.m. Communications Committee3:35-5:30 p.m. Grassroots 101: Making the Most of Your Hill VisitsWednesday, July 9 8:30-10 a.m. General Session10 a.m.-5 p.m. Soy Issues Forum5:30-6:30 p.m. Nominating CommitteeHill visits and the soy reception, along with the WISHH Committee meeting are scheduled on Thursday, July 10.The Board meeting will be held at the Hyatt Hotel. ASA will make room reservations for all National Board Members and alternates.  Each Director should complete the a form to notify Julie of your arrival/departure dates.  All other state staff and guest participants may call the Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel directly at (202) 737-1234 to make your reservations.  Please be sure to inform reservations you are attending the ASA Board Meeting to receive the $229 room rate.Room reservations should be made by June 12, 2014 to guarantee availability of rooms and the room rate, unless otherwise sold out before that time.If you have questions, please call ASA Meeting Planner Julie Hawkins at 1-800-688-7692, ext. 1322.last_img read more

Sea turtle injured during Irma released to sea

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first_imgBooga release! https://t.co/Zd16g9ggnP— The Turtle Hospital (@TurtleHospital) February 10, 2018The marine reptile was brought ashore for treatment, which included surgery to amputate a flipper. The procedure was followed by lots of physical therapy.The turtle is now back in the sea in good heath.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – A loggerhead sea turtle is heading home after being injured during Hurricane Irma.Booga was released into the ocean Saturday morning after undergoing treatment at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon.last_img read more

Subject caught on camera stealing motorcycle helmet in Miami

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first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami police are seeking the public’s help identifying a subject who was caught on camera swiping a motorcycle helmet.Surveillance video shows a man on a green motorcycle pulling up to a parking lot along Brickell Avenue and Southeast Seventh Street around 4 p.m., June 6.In the video, the man is seen removing a helmet from another motorcycle parked in the lot before fleeing the scene.The subject was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a light long-sleeved shirt and dark pants. The Florida tag of the subject’s motorcycle reads MDRT99.If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Archaeological Dig Near Quinhagak Provides a Look Into Ancient Yupik Culture

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first_imgStudents from Scotland excavating at the Araliq site. (Photo by Charles, KYUK – Bethel)At the site of an ancient village near Quinhagak, archaeologists race against erosion to uncover Yup’ik artifacts. What they find not only provides a look into the daily lives of Yup’ik ancestors, but also sheds light on a brutal period in the region’s history.Download AudioA cold breeze from the Bering Sea sweeps clouds across a tundra hill, upon which sits the ancient village of Araliq. Students and archaeologists are carefully scraping away layers of soil when something catches the attention of the crew.An ivory handled ul’uaq with a blade made of slate found by Anna Sloan. (Photo by Charles, KYUK – Bethel)The abandoned village of Araliq is about 5 miles south of Quinhagak, home of Warren Jones, President of Qanirtuuq Incorporated, the tribal corporation. There was a sense of urgency in 2009, Jones explains, when people first noticed erosion along the shoreline was exposing artifacts. Afraid that the site and its treasures would be lost for good, Jones contacted the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. 5 years later, he says the artifacts are bringing elders stories to life.“It’s like the elders are saying, in their own way, ‘we told you so.’ Now all the little stories are coming alive,” says Jones.Today there’s a show and tell of some items excavated from the site at a community building. Quinhagak elder John ‘Aatassuk’ Fox says this about a miniature carving of a human-like face.“That was made by a shaman. It’s not that way for no reason,” says Fox.Other elders agree that it might be the case. On display are many variations of household items, tools and jewelry. One item that stands out is a labret, a piece of carved wood or stone that Yup’ik people once wore by inserting them into piercings – men wore two, one along each jawbone while women wore one over their chin.Other discoveries point to a violent end for the village. Weapons were also found at the site along with a layer of ash, and skeletal remains of humans who seemed to have died in an attack. Rick Knecht is the lead archaeologist on the project. He says the site holds evidence of the warring period known in Yup’ik folklore as ‘the bow and arrow wars.’“There is a piece of armor that’s derived from Asian samurai armor where there’s these overlapping plates, except its made of antler sewn together. And here’s some more evidence of the ‘bow and arrow wars,’ this is one of the burned arrow points that we found in the ruins of the house. It was fired at somebody in anger. Roof sods and stuff absolutely riddled with those kinds of points. Seventy-five percent of the all the arrow points in that house were found in that upper layer,” says Knecht.Archeologist say it’s the first tangible evidence of the ‘bow and arrow wars’ or ‘anguyagpallratni,’ as the period is called in Yup’ik. Stories say Araliq residents were massacred in a ferocious attack by the old village of Qinaq, and the village was burned and renamed Araliq. Which means ‘lots of ash’ due to the amount of ash, or ‘araq’ in Yup’ik, which was present on site after the attack. While it’s clear that Araliq’s residents experienced war, archaeologists also discovered signs of everyday life. Ann Riordan was there on behalf of the Calista Elders Council. One of the biggest things that struck her is how similar, yet different, some of the artifacts are to modern tools and crafts used by Yup’ik people today.“There was an ul’uaq with a little indentation in it, but if you hold it, your thumb just fits in it beautifully. I’ve never seen one like it and it’s made out of stone and wood,” says Riordan.With climate change causing erosion across much of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, Riordan says other communities could carry out similar projects, but the clock is ticking.“There’s just never been anything this big in our area, and there’s lots and lots of old sites, many other old sites that are being washed away. Many more communities can have this experience,” says Riordan.Back at the dig site, University of Oregon graduate student Anna Sloan uncovers what instantly has everyone at the dig site smitten.It’s an ul’uaq, a woman’s cutting knife, with an ivory handle, beautifully carved in the likeness of a mythical sea monster known as the ‘Palrayak.’ It will travel to Scotland for study and preservation before being returned. Tribal leaders say they will eventually display it either in Bethel or Quinhagak for future generations.last_img read more

With No Budget Deal In Sight Lawmakers Hold Brief Technical Session

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first_imgWhen the Alaska State Legislature voted to take a recess, they set May 12 as the date they would reconvene in Juneau. But with no deal on a budget or Medicaid expansion, most lawmakers remained in Anchorage or in their home districts on Tuesday. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez reports from a sleepy Capitol, as the threat of government shutdown looms.Download Audio:With just a handful of legislators in the chambers, the House floor session lasted about ten minutes. The Senate lasted just five. Skipping right over the usual prayer and pledge of allegiance, leadership breezed through the agenda of what is known as a technical session — a meeting where a few lawmakers gavel in simply to keep the clock going.The only real action was a series of floor speeches offered by the minority members in attendance. Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins bemoaned the gridlock and the risk of a government shutdown if a deal is not reached.“I don’t think the Washington-D.C.-ification of our politics is a healthy trend,” said Kreiss-Tomkins. “It’s really distressing for me to hear the words ‘government shutdown’ in association with our state government. Normally, that’s something we hear about with the the federal government.”Meanwhile, Juneau Democrat Sam Kito chided the Legislature for relocating to Anchorage, as the sound of drills working on Capitol renovations interrupted him.Nobody mentioned anything about progress. The Legislature was supposed to gavel out of its regular session on April 19, but lawmakers have been at an impasse over the budget. With the state facing a multi-billion dollar deficit, lawmakers need a supermajority to balance it with funds from the rainy day account. But House Democrats have said they will not support that without Medicaid expansion and more money for education.After the session, House Speaker Mike Chenault told reporters that negotiations are ongoing. He said no bargaining points have been settled, and a divide still exists between the Democratic and Republican caucuses.“Just trying to find out what the minority needs to get out of here, and unfortunately that’s the exact opposite of what the Senate would like to see and what a number of House members would like to see,” said Chenault, a Nikiski Republican. “They don’t want to see the budget increase. And so, it’s a matter of trying to figure out a way to not increase the budget but still get us the three-quarter vote that we need.”In the meantime, no votes have been taken on any of the three special session agenda items: the budget, Medicaid expansion, and a sexual abuse prevention bill known as Erin’s Law. While the House already passed Erin’s Law in the regular session and continues to hold daily finance hearings, the Senate has held just two meetings since the governor called them into special session.At an afternoon press conference, Gov. Bill Walker said he was frustrated by the lack of progress made during the special session.“What I’m saying to the Legislature today is: Please do your job. Do it now,” said Walker. “Give us a budget that’s funded, accept Medicaid expansion, and pass Erin’s Law. Three things. You know, we can’t spend the entire summer working on these and we shouldn’t.”The next floor sessions are scheduled for Friday and Saturday this week, and are expected to be technical sessions barring any deal between lawmakers.If a compromise on the budget cannot be brokered, the state government is at risk of shutting down as soon as this summer.last_img read more

RTGS issue flood alert to Godavari river

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first_imgAmaravati: The Real-Time Governance Society (RTGS) has again issued flood alert to Godavari river. The officials said that the Godavari basin is expected to receive heavy rainfall for the coming three days. For the areas which are affected by the recent Krishna river flood, the government will be distributing the essential supplies to the people, where it is going to provide 25 kgs of rice, 2lts kerosene, 1kg Toor Dal, 1lt Palm Oil, onions and potatoes to each family.last_img

Cardinals Fall To No 17 Wake Forest

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first_imgThe Cardinals return to action next Sunday as they host Boston College at 10 a.m. Tennis Match Results Wake Forest vs Louisville 3/24/2019 at Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center) #17 Wake Forest 6, Louisville 1 Match Notes:Wake Forest 17-3 (7-1); National ranking #17Louisville 10-9(2-7) Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,5,1,2,3,6)T-3:19 A-103  Print Friendly Version In singles, Neely earned the sole point for the Cardinals, taking down Saby Nahalani in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3 on court four. On court five, Carter got the best of Wong, 6-2, 6-4 while #32 Davis defeated Suswam 6-1, 6-4 on court one. Doubles Competition1. #28 Chandler Carter/Emma Davis (WF) def. Sena Suswam/Dina Chaika (LOU) 6-12. M.C. Meredith/Eliza Omirou (WF) def. Raven Neely/Diana Wong (LOU) 7-6 (7-1)3. Aleksandra Mally/Chloe Hamlin (LOU) def. Peyton Pesavento/Alexis Franco (WF) 6-4 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville women’s tennis team fell to No. 17 Wake Forest 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Singles Competition1. #32 Emma Davis (WF) def. Sena Suswam (LOU) 6-1, 6-42. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) def. Nikolina Jovic (LOU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-13. Eliza Omirou (WF) def. Aleksandra Mally (LOU) 6-4, 7-54. Raven Neely (LOU) def. Saby Nihalani (WF) 6-2, 6-35. Chandler Carter (WF) def. Diana Wong (LOU) 6-2, 6-46. Peyton Pesavento (WF) def. Dina Chaika (LOU) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0 In doubles action, Sena Suswam and Dina Chaika fell to Chandler Carter and Emma Davis 6-1 on court one. Aleksandra Mally and Chloe Hamlin deafeated to Peyton Pesavento and Alexis Franco 6-4 on court three. Raven Neely and Diana Wong battled, but could not overcome M.C. Meredith and Eliza Omirou and fell 7-6 (7-1) on court two. Nikolina Jovic rallied but ultimately fell to Anna Ulyashchenko 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 on court two. On court three, Mally fell to Omirou, 6-4, 7-5. To wrap things up on court six, Dina Chaika managed to win a set from Pesavento, but fell 6-0, 5-6, 6-0. Story Linkslast_img read more

This Cool Music Video Was Made With 2250 Printed Photos

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first_img ‘Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo SongsGeek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf Speaker Stay on target A little bit tired of eye-popping visual effects in movies and shows? Give your peepers a break and watch this clever stop-motion music video, painstakingly created by hand without digital effects.The music video features the song “UnAmerican” by the indie rock band Said The Whale, and was made using 2,250 separate photo prints rephotographed over a period of 80 hours.Director Jonny Jansen filmed the band performing the song, and then printed out 2,250 of frames on paper with a laser printer. With his team of six people, Jansen then photographed each print to create the stop-motion video.AdChoices广告It was a tricky process.“We timed out the entire video as an animatic well before we started shooting,” Jansen wrote in a Reddit comment. “I also embedded the time code on the bottom right corner of each photo that synced up with our stop motion software. The problem was that the time code was so small we could barely read it so we almost lost our place a few times.”Photo Credit: Said The Whale/YouTubeAccording to Jansen, everything was planned in advance to make sure everything was timed properly. “For the longer traveling scenes like in the backyard, we measured out the distance and divided it by the amount of frames in the shot so we knew exactly how much to move the photo each time,” he wrote.The video has received more than 130,000 views on YouTube so far.More on Geek.com:Drew Feustel Says Goodbye to ISS With Stirring SongVans Launches NASA ‘Space Voyager’ CollectionWandersong’s Musical Might Goes Beyond Rhythm Gameslast_img read more