22 days agoLiverpool legend Carragher: Alexander-Arnold capable of playing in midfield

first_imgLiverpool legend Carragher: Alexander-Arnold capable of playing in midfieldby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher says Trent Alexander-Arnold is capable of playing in the midfield in the future.Alexander-Arnold’s delivery from the right flank has become a consistent and dangerous weapon for Jurgen Klopp’s side over the past few years, but despite that there is still a belief that the youngster will one day move into midfield.”He’s probably one of the best young players in the world if you think about what he has done,” Carragher told Viasport.“If you talk about [Kylian] Mbappe and he’s won the World Cup, but as a defender and playing at this level and how important he is to the team, he is possibly the most creative player in the team from right full-back.“He has a lot of responsibility at a young age and he’s not going to be a superstar, he is a superstar.“His strengths are that he can handle the ball and he is the most creative player in the team, just look at his assists.“People talk about the future and could he come into midfield and be a Kevin De Bruyne type player.”He has more quality now that Liverpool ‘s midfield players and you think about the crosses that De Bruyne puts in from the right midfield position and maybe that’s a position where Trent could play.“But at the moment you wouldn’t think about moving position because he is playing so well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

No Recovery for LNG Shipping Rates until 2018

first_imgzoom Liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipowners will have to wait until 2018 for earnings to improve, when the majority of new US plants are expected to come online, according to the LNG Forecaster report from global shipping consultancy Drewry.The first quarter of 2016 was no better than the previous quarter for LNG shipowners as spot rates remained low at around USD 30,000pd.During the quarter two new liquefaction plants, Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) and US Sabine Pass LNG, began operations, however the freight rates for LNG carriers remain low despite the new liquefaction trains coming online.“The ramping up of Australian LNG exports will not bring any respite to LNG shipowners given the short-haul voyage distance between Oceania and Asian markets,” Drewry said.“Inflated fleet growth over the last few years has led to a supply glut, which will keep the rates under pressure until 2017.”Moreover, the recent commencement of exports from Train 1 at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal is not expected to increase LNG shipping demand as the cost economics of importing LNG into Asia from the US are unfavourable. The landed cost of US LNG, without mark-up, at current Henry-Hub and bunker prices is around USD 6 per MMBtu, while the spot price in Asia is currently between USD 4 and USD 5 per MMBtu.“Based on the above considerations, we believe that the majority of the cargo from Train 1 will land up in either Europe or Latin America, for two reasons. First, demand from Far East Asian countries is weak, and second, in the current low-price environment it does not make much sense to import from the US. Thus, if this happens, tonne-mile demand will be one-third of what it would be if exports went to Asia,” said Shresth Sharma, Drewry’s lead LNG shipping analyst.“All in all, the additional export volume is not expected to have any major effect on LNG shipping rates as this is being matched by vessel deliveries. Therefore, our outlook is that the market must wait till 2018 for more US plants to come online, as only large production capacity will consume inflated vessel supply,” added Sharma.last_img read more

Despite setbacks Kaushal gang still continues to prove tricky proposition

first_imgGurugram: The Faridabad Police on Saturday made a big headway when they arrested two persons including the wife of gangster Kaushal involved in gunning down Haryana Congress spokesperson Vikas Chaudhary in broad daylight in Faridabad on Thursday.The arrests, however, again showed how dangerous the criminal activities of Kaushal gang is in the area of South Haryana and neighbouring South West Delhi. According to sources, such as the audacity of the gangster that he used the example of the brutal murder of the Congress leader to extort money from his other victim and that too from outside the country. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe terror of Kaushal gang can be gauged from the fact that in just this year itself there have been four murders that have occurred on Gurugram. Just as in the case of Vikas Chaudhary the victims were gunned down in the busy streets. In one of the murders, the sharpshooters pumped 12 bullets into the body of a village head in Manesar. The increased number of criminal incidents had resulted in the special task force and Gurugram Police training their guns on weakening the ground and in this year itself, 44 people from his gang have been arrested. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDespite the setbacks, the 38-year-old who is based in Dubai continues to be a challenge for the law enforcement officials. In December 2016, he jumped parole when he was let out of Bhondsi jail. The son of a property dealer in Naharpur Rupa village in Gurugram, Kaushal used to sell and fix submersible pumps. His started his criminal activities in 2004, in a land dispute with gangster Sudesh alias Chhelu. Their fight resulted in 9 murders, who stopped on December 12, 2006, when Kaushal’s men shot dead Chhelu in police custody at Rajiv Chowk. Meanwhile, the rivalry between the city’s two biggest gangsters, Binder Gujjar and Sandeep Gadoli, appeared to have ended, after Gadoli was eliminated by Gurugram Police in Mumbai on February 7, 2016. Kaushal then teamed up with Surender Gang to murder Gujjar’s brother Manish and aide named Mahesh Attack in March 2017. Gang was hoping to eliminate his rivals to expand his gambling and illicit liquor businesses in Gurugram. He was eventually killed in an encounter in Karnal in April 2017. To eliminate his rivals, Kaushal also joined hands with the Rajesh Bharti gang but Bharti and his aides Sanjeet Badro and Umesh Don who were recently eliminated by Delhi Police in Chhattarpur.last_img read more

Drug users first responders share stories from the overdose crisis front lines

first_imgVANCOUVER – More than a month had passed before Antonette Rea found the note her young friend had written her before fatally overdosing earlier this year.“Thank you so much for saving my life,” Rea reads aloud to a crowd of 80 people packed into a community hall in the tony Vancouver neighbourhood of Kitsilano.“I love your dancing and your singing and sorry for using all of your nail polish and art supplies,” she continues, prompting laughter from the otherwise silent audience. She smiles and puts down the note: “I called her Jilly Bean. Jilly.”Rea was one of more than a half-dozen drug users and first responders based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who shared their stories with residents living elsewhere in the city over the past six weeks as part of a series of overdose awareness and prevention workshops.Monday evening’s gathering in Kitsilano was the last of six events aimed at delivering stories from the front line of British Columbia’s overdose epidemic.Jackie Wong helped facilitate the program, which was organized by the Overdose Prevention Society and Megaphone Magazine, a monthly publication sold by homeless and low-income vendors.It is important the overdose conversation happens beyond the Downtown Eastside, in neighbourhoods where drug use is not as public, Wong said.“I think that that’s where the conversation needs to move, … to places where people might be overdosing in private residences or quieter places because of the stigma that still is associated with them as a drug user.”Storytellers included people who survived the residential school system or various forms of violence and discrimination, those who experienced a traumatic childhood or worked in the sex trade.Rea is a transgender poet and playwright who has struggled with drug addiction and once worked as a prostitute in the Downtown Eastside. She said there is a good chance her friend Jilly Bean would be alive if she had overdosed in the Downtown Eastside instead of in North Burnaby, thanks to the lack of overdose-prevention training and resources outside of Vancouver’s hardest-hit neighbourhood.The hall was completely quiet as Samona Marsh spoke about the number of people she knows who have died from an overdose, including her feather in early 2017.“If I had one wish or magical wand, I would bring back everyone’s friends and families who passed away and make fentanyl non-existent,” said Marsh, who has lived in the Downtown Eastside for the past 25 years.She coined the term “fentanality” to refer to a fentanyl fatality.The workshops also included a training session on how to respond to an overdose, delivered by the Overdose Prevention SocietyKitsilano resident Deborah Buchanan volunteered to be shown how to administer naloxone by filling a syringe and injecting it into the leg of a stuffed toy gorilla.“I’m so happy I learned,” Buchanan said afterwards. “I need to know how to do this and help someone.“My son was involved in drugs, my middle son, and it kind of tore me apart, because I always thought, ‘I’m going to see you die one day and I don’t want to see that.’ “She said what she found most inspiring was hearing from the storytellers.Frederick Williams, a responder with the overdose prevention group, led the training session.He said it’s important that these events happen outside the Downtown Eastside because has turned into a city-wide epidemic.“It’s very important to have it come out to places like Kitsilano, Shaughnessy, all these higher-end neighbourhoods,” he said in an interview following the presentation. “They can’t put their head in the sand like an ostrich and think it’s going to go away, because it’s not.”— Follow @gwomand on Twitterlast_img read more

Federal tax changes come into effect as new year begins

first_imgOTTAWA — The new year brings with it tax changes at the federal level that will affect just about every Canadian, as well as small businesses.One of the first changes workers will see is an increase in Canada Pension Plan premiums coming off their paycheques — the first of five years of hikes to pay for enhancements to the pension plan.Employment Insurance premiums, on the other hand, will drop by four cents for every $100 of insurable earnings.Meanwhile, the small business tax rate is going down from 10 to nine per cent. But changes to how much so-called passive income a small business can hold are also coming into effect, which is expected to push some businesses into paying a much higher corporate tax rate.Also in 2019, low income workers can qualify for an increase in the Canada Workers Benefit. But they will have to wait until 2020 to receive the extra money.The federal government’s new carbon pricing system will also come into effect in provinces that don’t have carbon pricing mechanisms of their own, resulting in higher costs for fossil fuels by April, and direct rebates to partly offset the increased costs.Conservative Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer is already gearing up to make it an issue leading to the October federal election, calling 2019 the year of the carbon tax.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Royals Attend Special Charity Screening Of New James Bond Film

first_imgThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended The CTBF Royal Film Performance 2015, The World Premiere of the 24th James Bond adventure, SPECTRE at the Royal Albert Hall.Prince Harry and Daniel CraigCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orgThe CTBF Royal Film Performance is annually held in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the charity for the UK film, cinema and commercial television industries, dedicated to providing support for those working behind-the-scenes in times of hardship. SPECTRE was the third Bond film chosen as a Royal Film Performance title since its inception in 1946.Their Royal Highnesses were also invited to nominate two further charities to benefit from this year’s event – Shelterbox, for their work providing emergency response and resilience building in Nepal following the earthquake, and {chatty:Save the Children}, for their work with children and families fleeing the conflict situation in Syria and Iraq and as one of the leading organisations managing the Ebola crisis in West Africa.Before the performance, Their Royal Highnesses met a selection of trustees and beneficiaries of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), along with representatives from Save The Children and Shelterbox and also met members of the film’s cast and crew including Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott and Ralph Fiennes. The cast were joined by director Sam Mendes and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, vice patrons of the CTBF.last_img read more

Man held for selling arms during polls

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have arrested a person, who tried to sell arms during election time in order to get good money, was arrested from Dwarka. Police identified the accused as Vishal (22).He was arrested near the park, in Dwarka South. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said that Vishal fell in the bad company at an early age, he started taking liquor and smoked costly cigarettes. As he did not get enough money for his addictions and to spend on his girlfriend, he started looking for alternative income and discussed various options with his friends. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”He developed the idea of selling the firearms in election seasons. He purchased two pistols and two live rounds in Rs. 20,000/- from a boy and also got one imitating pistol and started looking for prospective buyers. He was looking for a buyer for the illegal firearms but was nabbed,” police said. The arrest was made by the team of Special Staff Dwarka led by Inspector Naveen Kumar. Three held in robbery case Three accused who committed robbery in police uniform were nabbed from Swaroop Nagar, police said on Wednesday. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarPolice identified the accused as Sombir (24), Gaurav (18) and Pawan (23). Keeping in view of forthcoming General Election, patrolling and pickets have been enhanced in Outer-North District Roko-Toko scheme is being implemented. In the evening of April 30, the accused were nabbed. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North) Gaurav Sharma said that on April 10, they had committed a robbery of Rs. 1.5 Lakh.last_img read more

Nine tourists killed in Colombo hotel bombings

Nine tourists have been killed in the bombings at three hotels in Colombo today.The Tourism Ministry said that according to information nine tourists have died in the attacks on three hotels. “I condemn in the strongest possible terms these barbaric acts which have destroyed entire families and the peace that prevailed in this country during the past decade,” Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said. “It is beyond belief that innocent people including tourists have been targeted in this senseless slaughter carried out by a well-organized group. I wish to assure that the government has taken every possible measure to ensure the safety of the public and especially tourists who are in the country at this time,” the Tourism Minister said.He said that the relevant authorities on the directions of the President and Prime Minister have launched a comprehensive investigation to identify and apprehend those behind these attacks. (Colombo Gazette) He said that the Government has already taken steps to provide medical care to all those who have been injured. read more

Maldives asks Lanka to clarify claims made by Army chief

Hence, the Government has asked for an official statement on the matter, given that the army chief’s comments could lead to “confusion and hatred” towards Maldivians despite the fact investigations into the Easter Sunday terror attack have yet to find links to any Maldivians. The neighboring country has since taken a number of measures, including launching a nation-wide search operation and changing its resident visa procedures. Miuvan added that these concerns have been shared with Sri Lankan authorities, including problems that such a claim could cause to Maldivians residing there. The Maldives Government has asked Sri Lanka to clarify a claim made by its army chief, saying that Maldivian citizens have been traveling to Syria via the country, Raajje TV reported.Communications director at the foreign ministry, Miuvan Mohamed confirmed this to RaajjeMV, noting that the government has concerns regarding the claims by the top government official. Maldives also asked the Lankan Government to ensure the safety of its citizens living, and traveling there.The Sri Lankan terror attacks on April 21 killed more than 250 people, and injured more than 500. read more

US states leery of Russia malware reexamine cybersecurity

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers.The Burlington Electric Department, one of Vermont’s two largest electric utilities, confirmed Friday it had found on one of its laptops the malware code used in Grizzly Steppe, the name the U.S. government has given to malicious cyber activity by Russian civilian and military intelligence services.A Burlington Electric Department spokesman said federal officials have told company officials the threat was not unique to them.The Department of Homeland Security said it had no information indicating the power grid was penetrated in the cyber operation. A spokesman wouldn’t say whether any other utilities, organizations or entities had reported similar malware on their systems but said any such information would be confidential.Officials in New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut said they’re more closely monitoring state and utility networks for anything suspicious.“We have not detected any activity matching the reported malware at this time,” Connecticut governor’s office spokesman Chris Collibee said.New Jersey’s homeland security director said the state had no reports of malicious activity associated with Grizzly Steppe at major utility systems.In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed all state agencies to re-examine their computer systems for security breaches. Nothing had been found.An attack on a U.S. power grid has long been a nightmare scenario for top U.S. officials. The National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael Rogers have previously warned it’s not a matter of if but when attackers target U.S. power systems.On Dec. 23, 2015, a highly sophisticated cyberattack on the power grid in Ukraine hit three regional electronic power distribution companies, blacking out more than 225,000 customers.Democratic Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said his administration has been in touch with the federal government and the state’s utilities. He said people should be “alarmed and outraged” that Russia “has been attempting to hack our electric grid, which we rely upon to support our quality-of-life, economy, health and safety.”Burlington Electric noted it wasn’t connected to the grid system and didn’t explain how the malware got onto the computer.The company said U.S. government authorities alerted American utilities about the malware code Thursday in a report released when Democratic President Barack Obama announced the U.S. response to election hacking. Obama ordered sanctions on Russian intelligence agencies, closed two Russian compounds and expelled 35 diplomats the U.S. said were spies.A Russian state television channel on Saturday sought to discredit reports linking the malware to the Kremlin.If Russia is found to be connected to widespread hacking of U.S. utilities, it will make it more difficult for Republican President-elect Donald Trump to soften anti-Russian sentiment on Capitol Hill, where hearings on hacking are scheduled next week.Rep. Peter Welch, a Democrat from Vermont, said the incident proves Obama’s response was warranted.“This attack shows how rampant Russian hacking is. It’s systemic, relentless, predatory,” Welch said in a statement. “They will hack everywhere, even Vermont, in pursuit of opportunities to disrupt our country.”The Washington Post first reported on the Vermont utility’s malware discovery.The Rossiya state television channel said the Post provided no confirmation Russia was involved. It said the Post report spoke only about the identification of malicious software code that Washington previously concluded had been used by the Russian intelligence services in the cyberattack on U.S. political institutions.In a report released Thursday, Homeland Security and the FBI provided technical details about the tools and infrastructure they say Russian civilian and military intelligence services have used to compromise and exploit networks “associated with the U.S. election as well as a range of U.S. government, political and private sector entities.”“This activity by the Russian civilian and military intelligence services is part of an ongoing campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the U.S. government and its citizens,” the report said.___Associated Press writers Deb Riechmann in Washington, Jacob Pearson in New York, Jennifer McDermott in Providence, Rhode Island, Holly Ramer in Concord, New Hampshire, and Christina Paciolla in Philadelphia contributed to this report. Malware code linked to Russian hackers and found on a Vermont electric utility’s computer. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 31, 2016 7:06 am MDT Last Updated Dec 31, 2016 at 9:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US states, leery of Russia malware, re-examine cybersecurity read more

Ash Wednesday service welcomes Brock community

Students, faculty and staff are invited to an ecumenical service commemorating Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Christian season of Lent.Complete with the distribution of the ashes, the service will take place Wednesday, Feb. 14 from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Rita Welch Meditation Centre (next to Sankey Chamber in Mackenzie Chown A Block).The service is held in association with the Brock Catholic Chaplaincy, Brock Christian Reformed Chaplaincy and the Faith and Life Centre at Brock University. read more

Interactive kiosk to be virtual catalogue of Brock alumni

A screen grab from the new alumni digital display, which will serve as a virtual library of Brock’s 75,000 alumni.Brock University is once again demonstrating its technological savvy by unveiling a unique alumni digital display.The interactive kiosk, which uses digital technology to showcase Brock graduates as well as alumni related events, awards and volunteer opportunities, will be installed in the lobby of the Schmon Tower later this month.The alumni digital display is a library of Brock alumni. Users can find digital photos of graduates using a search directory by name, class, year or department. The platform uses high-definition graphics and a user-friendly touch screen application on two screens.“Brock is the first university to have such a state of the art platform for alumni,” says Christine Jones, director of Alumni Relations. “Given the popularity of tablets and iPhones, we are confident the touch screen format will attract alumni and campus guests.”The alumni digital display is a work in progress, with considerable resources and time required to ensure all alumni photos are in optimal condition for entry into the directory.Guests can currently view the graduating classes of 2010 to 2012, with more classes to be added annually. Once complete, the display will house the photos and names of more than 75,000 alumni, dating back to 1967.“Our ability to consistently update the alumni directory with the most recent graduates, as well as the names of alumni award winners and upcoming alumni events has huge value,” says Stephen Alger, Brock’s Information Technology Services project manager responsible for the directory.The alumni digital display is a collaboration of various partners, including Brock IT services, Cinema Stage, Forge Media, Brock University Alumni Association, Brock University Students’ Union, Facilities Management and University Accessibility Planning.Accessible features, including zoom capabilities and a second screen accessible by wheelchair, enables people with physical disabilities to view and interact with screen functions.“Throughout the development stages of the alumni directory, accessibility of design has been a key consideration with respect to the universal functionality of the kiosk,” says Margaret Sanderson, Brock’s accessibility co-ordinator.“The team headed by Alumni Relations should be congratulated for their attention to detail and creating a directory that embeds accessibility features for persons with disabilities.”The alumni digital library was created to not only replace the aging framed alumni composites hanging in hallways throughout campus but to also provide both alumni and campus guests with an interactive platform to learn about activities and events related to Brock alumni.“Highlighting alumni in this state of the art format is a great source of pride to both alumni and the entire Brock community,” Jones says. read more

Dunns dismissal becomes more clear after new details arise

Then-redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn (25) carries the ball during the 2014 OSU Spring Game on at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Lantern file photoThe dismissal of Bri’onte Dunn from the Ohio State football team has become much more clear, as today new details arose about an alleged altercation between Dunn and a woman who is thought to be his girlfriend.Dunn, 23, was dismissed from Urban Meyer’s team on Monday for a “violation of team rules” according to the coach of the Buckeyes. First reported by 10TV, a 911 call placed by the woman early Sunday morning outlined a series of events that ended with a protection order against Dunn and his dismissal from the team. The dialer claimed Dunn had struck her, then began to choke her when she returned some time later.“He hit me the first time at 4:40. I left,” the caller told police. “Then I was just calling my friend and see if I could sleep somewhere and nobody answered. So I made a circle back around and came back here and he was still here. So I came upstairs and I said, ‘You need to leave before I call the cops.’ He saw that I had my phone out cause I was going to try to record it because this isn’t the first time that this has happened and that’s when he started going crazy.”There have been no criminal charges filed against Dunn other than the protection order.Dunn was entering his final year of eligibility with the Scarlet and Gray after graduating at the end of the 2016 Spring Semester. read more

Deshaun Thomas broad shoulders to bear Buckeyes scoring burden

Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta knew what he was getting in Deshaun Thomas. The junior forward is a scorer, but ever since Matta could remember he’s also had a bit of a loose trigger. When Thomas played in the 2009 Class 2A state championship game in his home state of Indiana, OSU’s coach was there to watch. The game’s opening tip went to Thomas who immediately threw up a deep 3-pointer. Air ball. “You haven’t seen anything yet,” Matta said to the person sitting next to him at the game. Thirty-four points and 15 boards later, Thomas’ Bishop Luers High School was hoisting the state championship trophy. Now, the same guy who hurriedly threw up an ill-advised air ball in his high school’s state championship game and admitted that he used to “chuck threes, just play to get that shot up” during his freshman year at OSU is the man who will lead the Buckeyes’ offense this season. Is Matta comfortable with that notion? “Yeah,” Matta said. “I think so.” He might not have any choice. With former forward Jared Sullinger now with the Boston Celtics and guard William Buford playing professionally in Spain, much of the night-to-night scoring load will be thrust onto Thomas’ broad shoulders. After the Buckeyes’ 2011 tournament run to the Final Four, it appeared Thomas might join his two teammates in the professional ranks. “It was close,” Thomas said of his decision. “I was thinking about it … because I had a great season so I was very close. But then I sat off in my room by myself and I made that decision myself, and I think I made a perfect decision by coming back.” His return is a big reason the Buckeyes – which are playing in what is expected to be the most difficult basketball conference in the country – are ranked No. 4 in both major preseason polls. For the Buckeyes to live up to those expectations, Thomas – who was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press – will have to play a major role. The OSU forward showed he had the capabilities to be a major player last season, averaging 15.9 points and 5.4 rebounds for the season, and 19.2 points in the NCAA Tournament. Most of his production though, came with the defense focused on Sullinger, giving Thomas a little more freedom. As the only returning Buckeye to average more than nine points per game, the ire of opposing defenses will be fixed upon Thomas. “I’m pretty sure in the Big Ten it will be different,” Thomas said. “I seen how they played Jared last year and I think this year I’ll probably get some of that.” To prepare him, Thomas’ teammates tried to simulate the added defensive pressure he’ll face during summer workouts. His teammates employed double teams, triple teams and traps in scrimmages, and tried to make things as difficult as possible for him on the offensive end. “That’s going to help us big during the season when he realizes that guys are keying in on him,” said junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. “It’s not going to phase him because he’s going to be so used to it from our open gyms that he’s not going to think twice.” How did Thomas deal with the added pressure? “Believe it or not, there’s two people guarding him, pulling on his jersey and he still scores the ball,” Smith said. “I mean, I don’t doubt him.” His coach doesn’t either. Matta said Thomas has reined in his free-shooting ways and has turned into a more complete basketball player. “When he came in here as a freshman, if you weren’t sitting on the rim he couldn’t see you when he caught the ball,” Matta said. “He’s added a lot of different things to his game and his basketball IQ just continues to expand. “He’s making himself a complete player.” Thomas and OSU are set to tip off their season Friday against Marquette as part of the Carrier Classic on board the USS Yorktown in Charleston, S.C. Tip is set for 7 p.m. read more

Smart bins to tackle aggressive seagulls and clean up parks

A seagull eats takeaway food left on the harbourside at St Ives  A new generation of “smart bins” is being introduced which promises an end to litter-strewn public spaces and aggressive seagulls by emailing collectors as they become full.The solar-powered receptacles are roughly the same size as normal bins but can accommodate around ten times the volume thanks to a crushing system which compacts the waste.This, combined with a modem which allows councils to accurately monitor rubbish levels, is reducing the number of bin collections in parks and on busy pavements by up to 90 per cent.The units, which are currently being trialled in five local authority areas in England, have been welcomed by environmental and anti-litter campaigners for tackling both the problem of unsightly overflowing public bins, as well as the wasted costs and emissions involved in routinely emptying bins that are not yet full.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––In two busy neighbourhoods of Waltham Forest in East London, council waste collectors were able to reduce their visits from three times a day to three times a week.The bins are also designed to deter scavenging birds and vermin because they are sealed except when opened using a foot pedal.The manufacturers, Irish firm PEL, say their Solar Street Bin can last 13 weeks without a light source. The bins each cost £95 a week to rent, or around £4,000 to purchase. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. They comprise a relatively early utilisation of the so-called “internet of things” – where physical objects can be controlled or monitored via the web – for public spaces, and follow similar trials by a different manufacturer in Nottingham and the City of London.Samantha Harding, Litter Programme Director at the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said: “These bins are a good way for councils with ever-shrinking budgets to deal with the ever-growing amount of waste.”In addition to Waltham Forest, trials of the solar bin are currently underway in Greenwich and Haringey in London, as well as Fareham in Hampshire, East Devon and Glasgow.The bins each cost £95 a week to rent, or around £4,000 to purchase.An inbuilt thermometer is also linked to the modem so councils can monitor the temperature in the bin and order early collections in particularly hot whether. The also include USB ports so passers-by can charge their phones in emergencies.Greenwich council has said that no workers will be made redundant by the new technology, but instead will be redirected to other street-cleaning tasks. San Francisco, Paris, Oslo and Dubai are among some of the overseas cities embracing the technology. A seagull eats takeaway food left on the harbourside at St Ives Credit:Matt Cardy/Getty  Allison Ogden-Newton, Chief Executive of environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, said: “We are always pleased to see innovations that can help deal with overflowing bins and the consequent increase in litter around them.“If these innovations can also save councils time and money, then that is a win-win, and we look forward to seeing what the impact of these bins is, both on litter and costs.”While welcoming the new bins in principal, Samantha Harding said: “The bigger picture is that we shouldn’t be putting packaging in bins where it simply gets landfilled or incinerated.“The Government’s upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy must be bold in pushing for a proper step-change in how we collect and manage our resources, with the related costs being paid for by producers, not taxpayers.” The bins each cost £95 a week to rent, or around £4,000 to purchase. read more

Expertise in screening and washing will expand to include pelletising technology

first_imgCurrently Haver & Boecker’s screening machine division’s business sector in Muenster and pelletising technology are being expanded. The pelletising technology, which up to now has been primarily used for processing iron ore, puts environmental protection at the forefront. In particular, fine ore is processed into pellets on giant plates with a diameter of 7.5 m and a capacity of 150 t/h. This technology can be used for other applications as well, e.g. for granulating fertilisers. The technology is being further pursued by working together with subsidiary company Haver Engineering Meißen, which develops process-engineering solutions and machines for agglomeration, pelletising and washing machines for building materials and minerals. This will be prominently featured at Bauma 2010 in Munich.In early September employees and their families in Muenster celebrated a Haver & Boecker Machinery Division anniversary – 40 years in Muenster. Its history started with the purchase of the J. A. Braun agricultural machinery plant by Haver & Boecker in Oelde in July 1969. The new location in Muenster was a positive development for the Haver & Boecker Machinery Division in Oelde and it allowed it to increase production capacity and shorten delivery times. During the first two decades, primarily single parts and sub-assemblies for the HB production range were produced, and this contributed to a large increase in sales turnover. In 1989, as space for the assembly of packing and screening machines had gotten too cramped in Oelde, screening machine production was moved to Muenster. In the early 1990s sales and design followed. Concentrating all mineral processing activities at this new location led to a great leap in innovation. Numerous innovations resulted in continuous growth for the screening machine product range.New challenges arising at the Brazilian daughter company Haver & Boecker Latinoamericana located in resource-rich Brazil also led to important new developments. The takeover of Tyler in Canada in 1998 added further impetus to screening machine technology. Under the name The Screening Group, all three locations now effectively meet the demands of the various markets. The screening machines that are globally marketed and built in Münster, Monte Mor, Brazil and St. Catherines, Canada under the brand names of Niagara and Tycan, for example high capacity screening machines for the Canadian oil sand industry, underscore the expertise of this group.In early 2000, an additional process was developed for the wet screening of building minerals and materials that are heavily charged with clay and loam. This environmentally friendly and cost-effective washing process has since expanded beyond Europe and into the sectors of gravel and sand processing, and is now used in diamond and gold mines in South Africa.last_img read more

Car crashes into fire truck in Hollywood

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A car crashed into a fire rescue truck in Hollywood on Friday morning.7SkyForce flew over the scene near Northwest 56th Avenue and 34th Street at around.Police responded to the scene where a white car with heavy front-end damage and a fire truck with a fallen ladder could be seen.It is unclear if there were any injuries as a result of the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

T Magazine Trusted Media Brands Staff Up People on the Move —

first_imgT: The New York Times Style Magazine announced a series of hires and promotions:•  Thessaly La Force has been named features director. She most recently worked as editor in chief of Garage Magazine.•  Kurt Soller has been appointed articles editor. He joins the publication from Bon Appétit, where he was most recently features editor.•  Senior online editor Isabel Wilkinson has been promoted to digital director.•  Malina Joseph Gilchrist, most recently the magazine’s market director, has been promoted to women’s style director.•  Former features editor Alexa Brazilian has been promoted to fashion features director.“T‘s Fall Women’s Fashion issue represents the best of what our audience has come to expect from the magazine: a vibrant mix of design, culture, travel and high fashion. We’re thrilled to welcome several new brands to our pages at a time when T readers are engaging more and more with our journalism,” said Elizabeth Webbe Lunny, vice president of luxury and publisher of T, in a statement. “With the introduction of new voices and fresh perspective to its pages, T will continue to elevate the magazine experience for brands, in print and digitally.”Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Jonathan Tepperman has been appointed editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, a global magazine centered on news, politics and economics, starting his new role next month. Tepperman most recently worked as managing editor at Foreign Affairs.Refinery29 has named Laia Garcia (pictured) senior fashion editor, where she will contribute to the expansion of the brand’s influencer network, fashion content and special projects. She was formerly deputy editor at Lenny.Ogden Publications has hired Nancy Heeney as an online editorial assistant, where she will work across the company’s brands, building articles and assisting with video initiatives and digital editions.Mia Libby has been named chief revenue officer of The Daily Beast, starting in October. Libby formerly worked as SVP, agency sales at Fusion/Gizmodo Media Group and formerly at Gawker Media.Wired has hired Erin Griffith as senior writer. She joins the publication from Fortune, where she worked as senior writer, covering technology, startups, and venture capital.Trusted Media Brands Inc. announced a series of additions to its digital team:Alexandra Rosario Kelly has been named digital editor of ReadersDigest.com. She formerly worked as the executive digital editor at Today Media and as a senior editor at The Huffington Post.Chantal Waldholz has been appointed as the organization’s first social media director. Waldholz previously served as the VP of social media at Wetpaint.Danny Debold was hired as senior product manager, advertising technology. He formerly worked as commercial product manager for Vice Media.Sally Jones is now editorial director for ReadersDigest.com. She formerly served as a data-driven content consultant at Brit + Co.Cara Cassens joins the organization as its new email newsletter product manager, formerly serving as the email marketing coordinator at Kohl’s.FamilyHandyman.com has named Well Leighton video producer.Alex Levin has been hired as SEO director. He formerly worked as SEO manager at Horizon Media.Luxe Interiors + Design magazine has named Katie Brockman group publisher and chief revenue officer. She most recently served as associate publisher of Verdana.Starting in early September, Eugene Scott joins Washington Post’s The Fix, as a reporter on the identity politics beat. He joins the publication from CNN Politics Digital, where he worked as a political reporter.HuffPost has added two new hires. Tommy Craggs joins the publication as senior enterprise editor, while Luke O’Brien joins as a reporter, also working as contributing editor for Highline, a magazine section at the publication.Karine Jean-Pierre has been named contributing editor for Bustle. Jean-Pierre is a political strategist, who works for MoveOn.org as its senior advisor and national spokesperson.Tronc has named Ross Levinsohn as the new publisher and CEO of the LA Times. Levinsohn previously worked at Fox and most recently served as interim chief of Yahoo.last_img read more