The Oklahoma State-Baylor Game in One Infographic

first_imgIt’s not that pretty, but here’s the Baylor-OSU infographic.OSU_BUIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

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Major Assistant Coach Might Be A Candidate For Temple Job

first_imgA football resting by the pylon at the Temple Owls gamePHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 17: A football rests on the pylon prior to the game between the South Florida Bulls and Temple Owls the at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)Temple is looking for a new head coach less than two weeks after it hired Manny Diaz. Diaz has returned to Miami to take over as the head coach after Mark Richt retired.This is a less than ideal situation to be in for the Owls, but they do have a number of different options at their disposal. They could promote assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Fran Brown or go outside and hire one of the defensive coordinators they interviewed before deciding on Diaz.One of those defensive coordinators was Ohio State’s Greg Schiano. Schiano could be looking for a new gig now that Urban Meyer will no longer be in charge of the Buckeyes.Schiano’s name has already been brought up by several media members.The previous Temple search included a lot of big-name DCs.Don BrownMike ElkoTodd OrlandoGreg Schiano— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) December 31, 2018Greg Schiano sure would be a great fit at Temple— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) December 31, 2018While it has become sort of a running joke to suggest Schiano’s name for every vacancy at this point, he actually doesn’t seem like a bad fit at Temple. He’s from New Jersey and previously turned Rutgers around, and he should be able to sell the program well.However, Schiano’s defenses at Ohio State left something to be desired, and he hasn’t been a head coach in five years or a college head coach in seven.We’ll see which direction Temple goes.last_img read more

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Take a bow: Carlos Brathwaite hails hat-trick hero Shreyas Gopal

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 1, 2019 12:56 IST Shreyas Gopal had dismissed Virat Kohli, AB de Villers and Marcus Stoinis off successive balls (Courtesy BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShreyas Gopal had dismissed Virat Kohli, AB de Villers and Marcus Stoinis off successive ballsThe hat-trick, however, couldn’t help Rajasthan Royals snatch a victory after rain came callingThe result also meant RCB are now officially out of the tournamentWest Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has praised Rajasthan Royal’s leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal after he took a hat-trick against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture which was abandoned due to rain.Gopal had dismissed the likes of RCB skipper Virat Kohli (25 off 7), AB de Villers (10 off 4) and Marcus Stoinis (0) to apply the brakes on a fine start by Bangalore and reduce them to 62-7 in the rain-hit five-overs match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday night.Brathwaite, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL, took to Twitter and said, “Take a bow Gopal, you won’t get much better hat-tricks than that.”Take a Bow Gopal , you won’t get much better Hattricks than thatCarlos Brathwaite (@TridentSportsX) April 30, 2019The hat-trick, however, couldn’t help Rajasthan snatch a victory and take home the much-needed two points as the match ended without any result after the rain came calling again.Chasing a 63-run target, the visitors were at 41/1 in 3.2 overs when the rain came again and the match had to be abandoned.Both the teams had to share the points after the result. The result also meant RCB are now officially out of the tournament. Whereas, Rajasthan with 11 points, will have to win their final encounter at any cost and also hope for favourable results in other matches in order to make it to the playoffs.Rajasthan will next lock horns with Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. RCB, meanwhile, will play their last match of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad later the same day.advertisementAlso Read | Feels good to take those wickets: Shreyas Gopal after maiden IPL hat-trick vs RCBAlso Read | Thank you Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith bids goodbye to IPL 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Royal Challengers Bangalore No data available! scorecard commentary advertisementcenter_img Take a bow: Carlos Brathwaite hails hat-trick hero Shreyas GopalIPL 2019: Carlos Brathwaite, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL, took to Twitter and hailed Shreyas Gopal’s hat-trick against Royal Challengers Bangalore view more view less graphslast_img read more

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One who can perform better should play for India: Sushil Kumar on Mary Kom-Nikhat Zareen controversy

first_imgOne who can perform better should play for India: Sushil Kumar on Mary Kom-Nikhat Zareen controversyNikhat Zareen has been demanding a trial against Mary Kom in the 51kg category to contest the Tokyo Olympic qualifiersadvertisement Next Asian News International New DelhiOctober 23, 2019UPDATED: October 23, 2019 08:50 IST Mary Kom claimed her 6th World Championships medal in Russia. (Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNikhat Zareen wrote to the Sports Minister asking a trail against Mary Kom ahead of Olympic QualifersEarlier, BFI indicated that Mary Kom will represent India at the Tokyo QualifersMay the best of the two play for India: Sushil Kumar said on this controversyMay the best of the two play for India – Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar on Tuesday said of the recent storm over pugilists Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen after the latter demanded a “fair chance” to contest the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers.Zareen, on October 17 had written to the sports ministry challenging the Boxing Federation of India decision to accommodate World champion Mary Kom by changing its rule of exempting gold and silver medallists from the World Cup.Kom had won a bronze in the 51kg semi-final at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude in Russia losing out to Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey on October 12 this year.”In my opinion, Mary is a very disciplined player and that is why she is a legend. She will follow the instructions of the federation. In my opinion, whosoever can do better should play for India,” Sushil Kumar told ANI.Kumar termed Mary Kom a “class athlete” and said she will not shy away from giving trials.”When it comes to Mary Kom, she is an inspiration for players. In my opinion, Mary has made the nation proud many times, each young player and each girl wants to become Mary Kom. What Zareen has written for trials is related to the federation, it is their call if federation feels that trial should happen then the trial will surely be held because the federation is an autonomous body,” he said.”Mary Kom is a class athlete, she knows for the young players there will be a system. I will give you my example, when I made my comeback, I started with giving trials. I gave trial for Railways and whenever I have been asked to give trial, I was always ready for it. So I feel Mary will do the same and this is a rule of the federation, which everyone has to follow,” Kumar added.advertisementKumar said ultimately the Federation will take a call on the matter.”Federation has said that there will be trial and if Federation feels that no trail is required for Mary Kom because she might get injured or Mary can focus on the preparation with a free-mind and get ready for the Olympics. It is for them to take a call on whether Mary will be successful or Zareen,” he said.Also read | It is not his business: Mary Kom replies to Abhinav Bindra on Nikhat Zareen controversyAlso Read | Minister shouldn’t be involved in selection of players: Kiren Rijiju on Nikhat Zareen letterFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jatlast_img read more

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Elder died wanting to be member of reserve she was born on

first_img(Eva May Nelson with her son Lenard Nelson before her death in 2015. Photo supplied by family.)Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsTrapped beneath impassable thickets of thorny blackberry bushes was the rusted evidence of Eva May Nelson’s life on Peters First Nation.For decades wild bushes had blanketed the land Nelson was born on in British Columbia.That is until Nelson pulled into the driveway of Samantha Peters unannounced one summer day in 2013.“I had no idea who she was,” said Peters. “I had never met her.”Nelson pointed to the blackberry bushes and said her house used to be there – all that remained was a rusted old stove. Nelson mentioned the apple trees she used to pick apples from as a child.“I told her, ‘your apple trees are still here,’” said Peters.Eva May Nelson as a young girl outside of her former home on Peters First Nation.The land as seen today where Eva May Nelson’s home once was. Where the log is on the bottom left is where Nelson is seen standing in the photo above.Nelson, who went to St. Mary’s residential school, explained how she was born on the reserve.Her father, Harry Joe Peters, was even the chief back in the 1950s.But she had lost contact with Peters many moons ago.It was different back then when Indian Agents held power over them.She married someone an agent believed was a white man and lost her status.She also had her name crossed off the Peters band list.After about 1950 it was like Nelson never existed on Peters.It remained that way until 1986.She got her status back through Bill C-31.But she didn’t get her name back on the band list.The blackberry bushes would conceal her life on Peters until she met Samantha Peters, a woman Nelson purposely wanted to meet.Word was getting around that Samantha was trying to help people become members of the band. She had just submitted 66 applications for membership.She added one more in June 2013.In Nelson’s application, who was 80 at the time, was her birth certificate which had a name no one had seen in a long while – the original name of Peters First Nation – Squawtits (pronounced Squawtich). It’s believed it was changed to Peters in the 1950s.“It’s the first time we saw it on any documents,” said Samantha Peters.Almost two years later Nelson died on May 26, 2015.“She died before she ever became a member. I don’t think her membership application was properly considered,” said Samantha.But that is a common theme on the reserve and a focus of several stories by APTN National News over the last month.See related: Indigenous Affairs asked to abolish B.C. First Nation election results amid corruption allegationsIn depth: Promise to dying mother sees daughter take on ‘rigged’ band council to bring her family homeThe deal: Inside a Kinder Morgan pipeline deal and the fight that followed in a B.C. First NationPeters is a Section 10 band meaning the council controls who are members, not Indigenous Affairs. Once the minister of Indigenous Affairs approves a membership code all power of who is a member goes to council, yet they are supposed to follow the code.Peters’ code states if you are the natural child of a member you are entitled to be a member. Both of Nelson’s parents had died years ago. They are both said to be buried in Peters’ cemetery.It’s not clear if this means Nelson should qualify as a member and Peters’ council has repeatedly refused to answer questions from APTN.Documents appear to show people were improperly removed by the former chief the late Frank Peters after his council got control of membership in late 1987.Two of Nelson’s children, Charlotte and Lenard, have applications in to be members. Lenard and Charlotte filed their applications last October but only Lenard said he has received a response from council.His application remains unresolved.Charlotte said she hasn’t received a response despite the membership code stating all applicants are supposed to receive notice within 30 days.She remembers going to the Peters band council office in 1991 to have her status card renewed.“I was told by Frank (Peters) he wouldn’t do it for me because I might come back in five years demanding land,” she said.Neither Charlotte or Lenard have much and have never asked anything from Peters except when their mom died. They asked council for help to bury their mother.“They donated $150 and that is all,” said Lenard. “That’s nothing really.”Eva May Nelson home she lived in from 1954 to when she died in May 2015 in Rosedale, B.C.When Eva May passed, she didn’t drive a new car and lived in the same modest home she bought with her late husband in Rosedale in 1954.She wanted just one thing – to be a member to the land she was born on.“Eva May Nelson was from here. Her dad was chief of the band,” said Samantha Peters.“How can you deny her?”kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

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Annan appeals for Security Council unity on postwar Iraq

“The Council now has the chance to leave behind earlier disagreements and find unity of purpose in the post-war phase,” Mr. Annan told the 15-member body at a session wrapping up its work for the month of April. “Those decisions will not be easy,” he added. “But they should not be impossible, if you keep some shared principles firmly in mind. As you debate them, I would urge you to set aside past divisions, and ask yourselves what will help the Iraqi people most. Their interests must come first. The overriding objective must be to enable the Iraqi people to take charge of their own destiny.” He noted that in the coming weeks, the Council will have important decisions to take on existing UN mandates in the face of the post-war situation, such as when to lift sanctions, the Oil-for-Food programme under which Iraq was allowed to use oil revenue to buy food and other humanitarian supplies, and the search for weapons of mass destruction. “Beyond that, you will need to consider how best the international community can help Iraqis rebuild their country – and what part the United Nations might play in assisting that effort, and in the process of restoring Iraqi sovereignty,” he said. “And I hope I can rely on you to take any mandate this Council entrusts to the United Nations, that you have to make sure that it is clear, coherent, and matched by the necessary resources.” He added that there was “a direct correlation between UN success and Security Council unity – and between UN setbacks and divisions among Council members about the strategy to be pursued.” Stressing that the Iraqi people must be free to choose their own system of government, Mr. Annan declared: “What is needed is an impartial, representative and transparent process, leading to the choice, by the Iraqis themselves, of a credible and legitimate Iraqi political authority, to which sovereignty can be restored.”Upon leaving the Council meeting, when asked if sanctions should be lifted by 3 June, when the current phase of the Oil-for-Food Programme ends, Mr. Annan told reporters there should not be an arbitrary date set. In reply to another question, he reiterated his hope that UN weapons inspectors would be able to resume their work, noting that the mandate given them was still valid unless the Security Council modifies it.Suggesting UN inspectors might cooperate with American weapons teams, he said: “For example, they may be called in to work with them in verifying what they have found and that would also help them fulfil their mandate of certifying to the Security Council that Iraq has been rid of weapons of mass destruction.”Questioned about this week’s meeting of Iraqi representatives in Baghdad sponsored by coalition forces, Mr. Annan said he hoped the meetings to identify Iraqi leaders were not the end of the road, but something that would open up into a broader process, in which the UN would have a role to play. read more

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HBC activist investor renews calls for retailer to sell off property holdings

TORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) is facing heightened calls from a U.S. investor to sell off or otherwise unlock the value from its real estate holdings.In a letter to the retailer’s board, Connecticut-based Land & Buildings Investment Management said it’s concerned the company has not heeded its call in June to maximize shareholder returns by tapping into its property portfolio.The investment firm says HBC’s property holdings are worth $35 a share — with the company’s Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York alone worth $16 per share — compared with HBC’s closing price of $10.60 Friday.Land & Buildings, which owns close to five per cent of HBC stock, said it was unsatisfied after a recent meeting with management and threatened to call a special meeting of shareholders to remove board members if action isn’t taken on the property front.The investment firm has suggested HBC redevelop its properties in Canada, Europe and the United States, or go private, and urged the company not to invest more in additional retail brands like Neiman Marcus or Macy’s.HBC said in a statement that it welcomes feedback from all shareholders and is committed to improving its retail operations and creatively unlocking the value of its real estate holdings. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 31, 2017 10:21 am MDT Last Updated Jul 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The flagship Hudson Bay Company store in Toronto is shown on Monday, January 27, 2014. Hudson’s Bay Co. is facing heightened calls from a U.S. investor to sell off or otherwise unlock the value from its real estate holdings.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette HBC activist investor renews calls for retailer to sell off property holdings read more

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Laura and Jason Kenny announce birth of first child with family picture

first_imgIt was joked that British Cycling’s famed marginal gains approach had thought of everything – even a breeding programme. ason Kenny after winning the gold medal in the Men's Keirin Final poses with fiancee Laura Trott Laura (neé Trott) is Britain’s most successful female Olympian, having won both the team pursuit and omnium at the 2012 and 2016 Games.She has also won seven World Championship, 10 European Championship and one Commonwealth Games title. 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. Jason Kenny after winning his gold medal in the Men’s Keirin Final at Brazil 2016 with fiancee Laura Trott, who won gold in the Women’s OmniumCredit:David Davies/PA Jason and Laura Kenny, pictured in October last yearCredit:Karwai Tang/WireImage Laura and Jason, a track cyclist who has six Olympic gold medals, married in a secret ceremony in September last year.The couple later announced they were expecting their first child with another picture on Instagram of a child bike next to two adult bikes.  Jason Kenny and Laura Trott  Laura Kenny, the Olympic cyclist, has given birth to her first child with husband and fellow Olympian Jason Kenny. The pair announced the arrival of their son – named Albert Louie Kenny – by posting a picture on social media.Laura, 25, revealed that Albert was a week overdue when she was born on Wednesday, weighing 8lb 12oz.She posted a picture on Instagram of her and Jason with baby Albert and their two dogs in a park. Kenny will hope to emulate athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and 14-time Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey, a fellow cyclist, by continuing her career as a mother.How Jason and Laura Kenny become Britain’s golden cycling couple She and Jason have been described as Britain’s golden cycling couple.Their relationship became public at the London 2012 Olympics, where they each won two gold medals in the velodrome and were pictured kissing at the beach volleyball competition at Horse Guards Parade.last_img read more

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VIDEO Magic hands by Darko Djukić

← Previous Story EHF CL: Celje PL win in Plock – Veszprem beat Besiktas in Istanbul Next Story → TOP HANDBALL IN ROMANIAN CAPITAL: Five stars extend in CSM Bucharest! Turkish best side Besiktas lost the home match against Veszprem 34:38, but the best play award went to the hands of Serbian right wing Darko Djukic. What a brilliant reaction after missed 7-meter shot against Veszprem’s goalie Mirko Alilovic. Darko Djukić

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Millions of Skype users left out in the cold after supernodes crashed

first_imgDid you try to use the popular VoIP service Skype yesterday to get in some of the requisite holiday season phone calls, only to find you couldn’t make a call?You weren’t alone: millions of Skype users were left out in the cold yesterday when the service crashed hard.AdChoices广告Problems users faced varied, with some users simply being unable to log in, while other users who were already logged in had to deal with constant crashes.According to Skype, they had no warning of the problem, and only noticed that there was a problem when they noticed that the number of people on its service was unexpectedly plummeting. Since it didn’t seem likely they were all switching over to Google Voice en masse, they started investigating.What was the problem? According to Skype, the downtime was caused by “supernodes” — computers that act like phone directories and enable callers to connect with one another. Many of these supernodes were knocked offline after experiencing a problem with some versions of the Skype software.Skype’s engineers worked as quickly as they could to bring new mega-supernodes online as fast as they could to counter the problem, and things are mostly back to normal now. Still, it couldn’t have come at a worse time for Skype. Not only does this come during the holidays, but right as they prepare to roll out a public stock offering.Read more at SkypeNote – Things still aren’t perfect. While millions are people are getting back on Skype today some functionality is missing and many people still can’t use the service.last_img read more

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Methanol plant plan revised to emit no wastewater

first_imgLONGVIEW — Responding to pollution concerns, the developer of the Port of Kalama methanol plant Monday announced it will switch to technology that will reduce the plant’s water usage and eliminate the need to discharge any wastewater into the Columbia River.Environmental groups had raised concerns that water used to cool plant equipment would be too warm for fish, and state Ecology officials said the discharge water may have violated tight health standards for arsenic, a potential toxin.Northwest Innovation Works on Monday said it will adopt “zero liquid discharge technology” at the $1.8 billion plant, which it says will employ about 192 people. Cooling water will be distilled to remove minerals and other contaminants, leaving behind a “salt cake” that will be contained and disposed in a landfill. The distilled water will be recycled in the plant.It will cost an extra $25 million to $30 million to build the new zero-discharge system, the company said.The system would reduce the plant’s water usage by about 411,000 gallons of water a day, according the company. That would leave the plant using about 4.6 million gallons of water daily, slightly less than a third of the Port of Kalama’s water rights.“We are deeply committed to protecting the environment and driving resource efficiency,” Vee Godley, president of Northwest Innovation Works, said in a press release. By using Zero Liquid Discharge technology and previously announced methods to reduce carbon emissions, the company “continue(s) to make significant leaps forward in making environmentally responsible manufacturing a reality.”last_img read more

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85 would opt for a pay rise or bonus over workplace perks

first_imgMore than two-fifths (85%) of respondents would rather receive a pay rise or bonus instead of workplace perks, according to research by job vacancy website CV Library.Its survey of 2,439 employees also found that 24% of respondents receive workplace perks from their employer, of which 24% would rather have the money.The research also found:Of those respondents that receive workplace perks, almost half (49%) rated the perks as ‘ok’.If they had to choose a perk, 41% would choose to have more time off and 17% would opt for money-saving benefits such as a gym membership.Just 2% of respondents would like quirky benefits in their workplace, such as lunchtime yoga classes or massages at their desks.Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV Library, said: “When run effectively, workplace perks can go great lengths to creating a happy and productive workforce. However, it’s important that perks aren’t used as a replacement for fair salaries and bonus schemes, especially if [organisations are] bringing staff onboard in January, when many employees experience a funding-drought after the Christmas period.last_img read more

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Train coaches derailed at Kanpur Railway Station no injuries

first_imgKanpur: Four coaches of a train derailed at platform number 3 of the Kanpur Central Railway station while entering the platform on Wednesday. The incident took place in the morning hours and the restoration work is underway.No injuries or loss of lives have been reported so far. More details in this regard are awaited.last_img

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Being friends with North Koreas Kim would be very nice Trump

first_img.US president Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him “old” and said he would never call Kim ‘short and fat.’Trump made the comment after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam.In a series of tweets he also said Chinese President Xi Jinping was ‘upping sanctions’ on North Korea in response to its nuclear and missile programs and that Xi wanted Pyongyang to ‘denuclearize.’During Trump’s visit to Beijing last week Xi reiterated that China would strive for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula but offered no hint it would change tack on North Korea, with which it fought side by side in the 1950-53 Korean war against US-led forces.One of Trump’s tweets read: “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’ Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!”Speaking later in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, Trump said “it would be very, very nice” if he and Kim became friends.“That might be a strange thing to happen but it’s a possibility,” he said.INSULTS AND THREATSTrump has traded insults and threats with Kim in the past amid escalating tension over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs as North Korea races toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States -something Trump has vowed to prevent.North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb test on Sept. 3, prompting another round of UN sanctions.In September Kim described Trump as a ‘mentally deranged US dotard’ whom he would tame with fire. His comments came after Trump threatened in his maiden United Nations address to ‘totally destroy’ the country of 26 million people if the United States were threatened.After North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addressed the UN General Assembly in September Trump tweeted: ‘Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at UN If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!”North Korea has conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests in defiance of UN sanctions. It has vowed to never give up its weapons programs, saying they are necessary to counter hostility from the United States and its allies.The United States has said that all options, including military, are on the table, although its preference is for a diplomatic solution.last_img read more

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How Pinterest Starbucks and Lyft Grab More User Attention

first_img Americans love their media. As eMarketer noted, U.S. adults spend more than five hours daily on their mobile devices and desktops. And, according to Com Score research, 57 percent of that five hours happens on apps.Not surprisingly, brands want to leverage these impressive statistics. And that’s no surprise since clearly the best place to acquire and engage customers is through their screens.Yet both startups and more established corporations are eschewing traditional web apps in favor of progressive web apps, or PWAs. PWAs are web pages, even whole websites, that look like apps. Their aim is to combine the features that browsers offer with the benefits of a mobile experience.Related: 15 Digital Tools and Apps to Jumpstart 2018What’s so special about PWAs? From a customer’s viewpoint, not much; from a sales and service standpoint, everything.Users operating PWAs simply mimic behaviors they exhibit when navigating super-fast native web apps (meaning apps written for a particular platform or device). In other words, these users are in their comfort zone and tend to respond positively. That’s exactly why Pinterest moved to a PWA when it discovered that four out of five loyalists checked in on mobile devices, according to MarTech Advisor. After the change, 40 percent more pinners engaged with the site for five-plus minutes compared with the time they spent interacting with the platform’s native app.Will every startup or entrepreneur be ready for PWAs? Nope. At the same time, though, those prepared to take the plunge may discover a new method to foster consumer loyalty and business growth.Why PWAs stand out from other apps.In the early years of the iPhone, Steve Jobs instructed developers to create web apps rather than customized iPhone software. The idea was to create a mobile version of a website that functioned like an app. While this notion helped spark the realization that websites should be responsive, the available plugins, coding language and device functions didn’t really make Apple’s initial goal viable.The result was that Jobs (and Apple) soon shifted directions, embracing third-party apps. But other companies had already begun to initiate responsive web design so that their fonts, buttons, graphics and more would adapt to any screen resolution. The problem? All of those responsive sites couldn’t perform native app functions such as connecting to phone features.PWAs are the next iteration of “write once, deploy everywhere.” Not only do they allow sites to automatically format for users’ benefit, but the user experience feels like that of a traditional mobile app. Users get push notifications and phenomenal load times thanks to cached information. At the same time, they can use PWAs offline or whereever wi-fi is spotty.Best of all, users avoid the arduous task of heading to the App Store, finding an app, waiting for it to download, opting in to all sorts of settings and, finally, signing in. And heaven forbid that users forget their IDs — what a drag. In contrast, PWAs, such as those available on Lyft and, notably, the Financial Times site, give consumers access to app capabilities.These include the ability to add the site to their device’s or desktop’s home screen — without a lengthy download time holding up the process.Related: Can Your Start-up Do Without an Online Shop?How you can leverage PWAs today for big wins tomorrow.For small businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to capitalize on this equalizer allowing them to bypass the App Store — or even for those who simply want to give browsers a taste test of what their native apps can deliver — here are three best practices to keep in mind:1. Determine how a PWA would work for your strategy. As with any technology, consider how PWAs might dovetail with your overall corporate goals before you green-light any projects.True, most websites can benefit from some PWA features, such as offline content availability or the chance for the user to tap into phone-specific features, like geographic location. At the same time, mapping out how you’ll use your PWA to match your offerings and engage your customers is essential. The last thing you want to do is launch a PWA for the sake of novelty before understanding why it’s right for your organization.For instance, if you’re a design firm, like my company, could a PWA showcase work you’ve done? Or could it provide a tool that helps prospects build potential products? Maybe you have a mobile app and want to offer functionality via your PWA rather than explaining why your native app is the best. Games such as 2048 and social networks such as Twitter use PWAs to offer free trials, or “taste tests.” Your company can do this, too — but only if it fits with your objectives.2. Leverage PWAs to strengthen internal content and related efforts. Are you running a blog or news site? How about a retail establishment? Would you like to get users to opt-in to your web pages so you can push out notifications, understand where people are geographically located and enable offline news check-in possibilities?Deploying a PWA could provide your customers with exactly what they need without making them download your app — which of course won’t work when they’re removed from a good internet hot spot. Consumers love fast sites, which is why native apps have a leg up over websites. But they might not be updated, and many have nasty glitches.PWAs avoid weird load waits, which Google says cause 61 percent of people to jump ship. Speed might kill in some situations, but it’s also your best friend on the web.Could that be why Starbucks was quick to release its PWA in 2017? That PWA lets users not only navigate the coffee shop’s menu, but do it no matter where they are. Likewise, Alibaba’s PWA quadrupled the company’s user engagement, according to a Google case study.3. Work to preserve and enhance search engine optimization. One of the biggest hassles of native apps is that they do nothing for SEO because they don’t provide back links. But PWAs can provide you with the SEO your native app is missing because they fall somewhere between a website and a downloadable app.Even if you don’t get SEO love from your PWA directly, you can get it through brand recognition. For instance, when Weather.com decided to take the lead in the meterorology it provided — it adopted PWAs. According to a Google case study, The Weather Channel’s PWA nearly doubled its loading speed and now works in 178 countries.Related: 10 Apps and Tools to Make Your Small Business Better and More EfficientEvery industry is competitive. Consequently, companies like yours and mine need to immediately showcase their specialties. With people preferring digital devices to other mechanisms for getting data these days, PWAs provide an opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to further their reach.Plus, they bypass the annoyances related to slow website load times and annoying native app downloads — creating the best of all worlds that all companies can (and should) take advantage of. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 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first_img News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more February 13, 2014 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, will make available at HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition the UpToDate Anywhere. The product enables healthcare enterprises to improve patient care by equipping clinicians with anytime/anywhere access to comprehensive, evidence-based, clinical decision support through the UpToDate mobile app. As doctors and healthcare enterprises embrace mobile health initiatives and increasingly adopt devices like the iPad, iPhone and other tablets and smartphones as clinical tools, they can now get actionable answers to point-of-care questions on-site, at satellite offices, at home or on the go by using the UpToDate mobile app. Rated as one of “The Best Apps in Publishing” by EContent Magazine, UpToDate is available in iOS, Android and Windows 8 mobile platforms as well as via any internet browser. More than 88,000 UpToDate individual subscribers are already using the UpToDate mobile app, which is available in over 180 countries. UpToDate Anywhere offers back-end tools for healthcare IT administrators that streamline user registration and on-going user management. Initially available in the United States and Canada, the UpToDate Anywhere Subscriber Manager is web-based for ambulatory group practices that allows administrators to add users, upload user groups and manage access efficiently. For hospitals and other healthcare provider institutions, Subscriber Self Registration allows clinicians to register for UpToDate directly without added HIT administration. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | June 12, 2019 Three Palm Software Releases WorkstationOne Version 1.8.8 Three Palm Software announced the release of the 1.8.8 version of its breast imaging workstation, WorkstationOne. This… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Mobile Device App Viewing in Radiology Mo… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | February 13, 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health Launches UpToDate Anywhere mHealth Clinician Resource center_img News | Digital Pathology | July 16, 2019 Paige Announces Clinical-grade Artificial Intelligence in Pathology July 16, 2019 — Computational pathology… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more read more The Ambra Health mobile app provides medical image access across Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists’ 21 locations. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more For more information: www.uptodate.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 22, 2019 Philips Lumify Earns U.S. Army Airworthiness Certification Philips announced that Philips Lumify, a point-of-care ultrasound device, has earned the U.S. Army Airworthiness… read morelast_img read more

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Now open for booking Crystals 2019 worldwide voyages

first_img Friday, January 27, 2017 Share LOS ANGELES — Crystal has beat all other cruise lines in the race to the 2019 season, opening bookings for a full collection of worldwide itineraries earlier this week.A total of eight Crystal ships – two ocean vessels, five luxury river yachts, and one boutique yacht – will sail 260 voyages to 91 countries, visiting 298 ports, including 13 maiden calls and at least one overnight stay in 71 destinations.For 2019 voyages, all-inclusive fares start at US$2,080 per guest for Crystal Cruises’ voyages; $5,365 per guest for Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ voyages; and $3,060 per guest sailing with Crystal River Cruises.Highlights of the 2019 season include maiden calls onboard Crystal Symphony to Hualien, Taiwan; Ishigaki, Japan; Vlissingen, Netherlands; and Port Arthur, Tasmania. Crystal Serenity will make maiden calls in Kangaroo Island, Australia, and Porto Novo, Cape Verde.The season will also highlight trending destinations like Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, Jerusalem and Jordan (Crystal Serenity), and New Zealand (Crystal Symphony), as well as more remote sites like Kamchatka Peninsula in Siberia and Aitutaki Island, New Zealand (Crystal Symphony) and Liverpool’s Isle of Man (Crystal Serenity).More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winter“The coming years with Crystal will only expand the options available to even the most worldly travellers, as we continue to pioneer new itineraries and visit new locales, as well as cultivate fresh perspectives and ways to explore places long favored by our discerning guests,” says Crystal Chairman, CEO and President Edie Rodriguez. “2019 represents the culmination of several upcoming offerings that we’re ecstatic to share with guests, along with the future launch of a new vessel that will expand the possibilities for virtually every type of traveller.” Posted by Now open for booking: Crystal’s 2019 worldwide voyagescenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: Crystal Cruises << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Costa Ricas La Sele looks to regain momentum against the United States

first_imgThe two selections that topped the regional standings for World Cup qualification in 2014 are looking to repeat their performances on the road to Russia in 2018. First, though, the CONCACAF giants of Costa Rica and the United States will get a worthy test against each other.Both sides are entering Tuesday’s friendly looking to get rid of the taste of some bitter results in their last outings. Costa Rica’s 1-0 loss at home to South Africa is one of the more disappointing results in recent memory for “La Sele,” while Jurgen Klinsmann’s U.S. team is coming off an emotionally draining 3-2 loss to bitter rival Mexico in Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup.Klinsmann’s future as the Stars and Stripes’ head coach is very much up in the air as the U.S. continues on a downward slide. The team still struggles to control pace with a weak midfield and no world-class scorer to put stress on the opposition’s defense.The U.S. employs a 4-4-2 lineup with a competent back four of experienced players like Geoff Cameron and DaMarcus Beasley. Even in the loss to Mexico, the defense played relatively well against a Mexican lineup that features the region’s most dynamic set of attackers. Klinsmann’s backline will again look to clog the lanes for Costa Rican strikers like Joel Campbell and Marco Ureña. The last time Costa Rica played on U.S. soil was in March, 2013 in Commerce City, Colorado where the USMNT, and the snow, held La Sele scoreless. Dustin Bradford/AFPThe CONCACAF rivals last played two years ago, when Costa Rica avenged a pair of earlier defeats in 2013 with a 3-1 win in September at the National Stadium in San José. That win propelled the Ticos to ultimately finish right behind the U.S. atop the region’s World Cup qualifying rankings, preluding their historic run to the quarterfinals in Brazil.But this Costa Rican team, which is still getting used to a more defensive-minded scheme under new coach Óscar Ramírez, is far from playing like one of the world’s elite selections. Despite the luxury of having arguably the world’s best goalkeeper in net with Keylor Navas, the five-defender lineup that La Sele utilizes has failed to totally defuse opponents’ scoring chances. Star midfielder Celso Borges was a non-factor in Costa Rica’s 1-0 loss Thursday to South Africa. Ezequiel Becerra/AFPSouth Africa took advantage of one of those opportunities when Andile Jali split Costa Rican defenders Oscar Duarte and Bryan Oviedo –Oviedo was playing his first game for La Sele in two years — for the game-deciding goal. On the other end, the Ticos lack consistent explosion without captain Bryan Ruíz orchestrating the attack.The young Campbell remains a talented but erratic forward and Ramírez has openly questioned the 23-year-old’s mentality. But on Thursday, one of the most disappointing games was turned in by midfielder Celso Borges, who was nearly invisible all night against South Africa. For Costa Rica to beat the U.S. in New Jersey, Borges and fellow midfielder Johan Venegas will have to control possession and take advantage of inevitable holes in that part of the U.S.’s defense.The Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL) announced this weekend that starting midfielder Yeltsin Tejeda, will not make the trip to the U.S. because of an injury. He will be replaced by Luis Miguel Valle, the 26-year-old midfielder from Ramírez’s former team Alajuelense.The friendly kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Costa Rica time from the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica impresses in 1-0 win over United States Costa Rica seeking revenge against the United States Costa Rica humiliates the United States 4-0 in World Cup qualifier Costa Rica scores key victory over Trinidad & Tobago in World Cup Qualifyinglast_img read more

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Queens Brian May battles for threatened badgers

first_img Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Associated PressLONDON (AP) – A battle over badgers is brewing in Britain _ and rock star Brian May is leading the fight.May and other animal rights activists are going up against the country’s cattle farmers in a bid to save Britain’s native burrowers from a government-authorized cull.For animal-loving Britons, raised on tales of the wise Mr. Badger from the children’s classic “The Wind in the Willows,” the black-and-white creatures are a treasured part of the rural landscape. Under British law, animals that test positive for TB must be slaughtered and the rest of the herd is quarantined. More than 18,000 cattle were killed because of the disease in the first six months of this year. The British government estimates controlling bovine TB costs taxpayers 100 million pounds ($160 million) a year.The disease, once confined to a corner of southwest England, is spreading, and the National Farmers’ Union says the number of cases will double in a decade if nothing is done.But so far no remedy has been found. There is no cattle vaccine effective enough to have been approved by European authorities. There is a vaccine for badgers but it must be administered by injection, so a large-scale vaccination program for the elusive underground dwellers would be a challenge.That leaves culling.“At the moment it’s the only tool in the box,” said Adam Quinney, a beef farmer and vice president of the National Farmers’ Union.He says animal welfare groups don’t have a monopoly on caring about animals.“I grew up getting up early in the morning to watch the badgers on our farm,” Quinney said. “It’s not that we hate badgers _ it’s TB that we hate.” 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) To cattle farmers, however, they are a feral menace, spreading bovine tuberculosis, a disease that can devastate herds and hurt farm revenues.This week the government approved a trial plan to kill badgers in one part of England to try and slow the spread of infection. Soon hunters _ licensed to cull _ will be roaming by night in search of the animals, unless a public campaign in support of the badgers succeeds in altering government policy.That’s where May, the Queen guitarist, comes in.May performed in front of millions around the world last month playing “We Will Rock You” at the Olympic closing ceremony. On Wednesday, he spent the morning standing on a cherry-picker in front of a giant billboard of a badger so photographers could snap his picture as six lanes of traffic thundered by.“This is a horrific proposal, truly horrific,” said May, an animal-welfare activist and fan of the “charming, intelligent, funny animals.”“Badgers have just as much right to live in this country as we do,” May said. “They mind their own business. They do nobody any harm.”Many farmers would disagree. They have lost cows and income to bovine TB, which is spread _ in part _ by infected badgers mingling with cattle herds and transmitting the bacteria through their urine. The shooting, carried out by specially licensed farmers and other locals, is expected to begin within weeks in the western England county of Gloucestershire.The government acknowledges that the effect will be limited. It hopes culling 70 percent of the badgers in the area will lead to a 16 percent reduction in the number of bovine TB cases.Critics say it’s too high a price to pay.Biologist John Krebs, who led a major government-commissioned study of badgers and bovine TB, this week called the culling plan a “crazy scheme that may deliver very small advantage (and) may deliver none.”That view boosts the confidence of May and Team Badger, a coalition of animal-welfare groups _ including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society _ that are campaigning to stop the cull.The groups have gathered more than 55,000 signatures on an online petition. The government promises to debate in Parliament any issue that gets 100,000 names.Activists are lobbying the European Union to approve a cattle vaccine and hope to persuade residents of the trial area that a cull would be bad for tourism.More militant badger-lovers plan direct action _ roaming the target area and making noise to scare away the badgers and disrupt the cull. May says he doesn’t plan to take part in direct action, and won’t support any law-breaking or any intimidation of opponents.Now 65, May has been a rock star for four decades, forming the core of 1970s rock icons Queen with the late frontman, Freddie Mercury. May still performs with the surviving members of Queen and others _ he even played recently on a Lady Gaga track _ but in many ways he is an atypical rock star. He has a Ph.D. in astronomy and runs an animal sanctuary on his English estate.May says he has felt all his life that “really we have it wrong as regards the way we treat animals.”But he’s confident history is on the side of the badgers.“There’s no doubt, we’re right about this,” he said. “I believe in the end the public will speak and they won’t allow the government to get away with this.”___Online:National Farmers’ Union: http://www.nfuonline.comTeam Badger: http://www.teambadger.orgJill Lawless can be reached at http://Twitter.com/JillLawlesslast_img read more

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Wiggles mania takes over Dreamworld

first_imgWiggles mania takes over DreamworldWiggles mania takes over DreamworldOfficial home to The Wiggles, Dreamworld was a sea of yellow bows and coloured skivvies today as tiny tots turned out in force to see their wiggly heroes in a special live show at the Gold Coast theme park.Wiggly fans sang and danced as The Wiggles – Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon – performed their favourite tunes and new songs from The Wiggles latest DVD ‘Fun, Fun, Fun!’, now on sale at Dreamworld (while stocks last) and at other retail outlets across Australia from 1 June.The Wiggles new Fun, Fun, Fun! DVDFun, Fun, Fun! is a selection of The Wiggles favourite episodes from season 2 of Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Prepare to solve a mystery with “Captain’s Lost Hornpipe”, practice your rhyming with “Lachy’s Rhyme Time” and have fun with reading in “Emma’s Reading Challenge” as well as many more fun-filled episodes! Join Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon as they sing, dance and play their way through the day with some of their favourite episodes. We guarantee you’ll have Fun, Fun, Fun!DVD also includes special features: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Live in concert), Lachy! TV episode sneak peek and Sleep Safe, My Baby (safe sleeping song).Wiggles World at Dreamworld Wiggles World at Dreamworld is the only Wiggles themed attraction in the world, forming part of the park’s ABC KIDS WORLD. Especially for under-fives, ABC KIDS WORLD brings some of Australia’s favourite characters to life including The Wiggles, Bananas in Pyjamas and Giggle and Hoot with games, toddler rides and educational activities. Wiggles fans can ride the Big Red Car Ride, swirl in Dorothy’s Rosy Tea Cup Ride, check out the Fun Spot Activity Centre and meet their favourite Wiggles’ friends including Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Captain Feathersword and Henry the Octopus.About DreamworldAustralia’s biggest theme park, Dreamworld is happiness all in one place. Brave the ‘Big 9’ thrill rides, meet your favourite DreamWorks heroes and ABC KIDS characters, see the new generation of tigers at Tiger Cub Kindy, and discover indigenous culture and Australian wildlife at Dreamworld Corroboree. Don’t miss our all new Motorsports Experience featuring the world’s first Hot Wheels themed rollercoaster – the Hot Wheels SideWinder – and the world’s largest collection of Peter Brock racing cars in Brock’s Garage. When the fun heats up, you can cool down at Dreamworld’s interconnecting water park WhiteWater World. For details and best value tickets visit www.dreamworld.com.au Dreamworldclick here for fun fun and more fun Source = Dreamworldlast_img read more

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