Kashmir’s blush: famous apple orchards

December 3, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgApple trees droop heavily with fruit in the famous orchards of Kashmir this season. In the apple-rich districts of south and north Kashmir, the harvest continues to be a family affair. The orchard owners have a reason to cheer, as the Horticulture Department has declared a bumper crop.The department is looking to best the previous record of 17.9 tonnes in 2017 after some high-yielding varieties were introduced. Accounting for 71% of the national apple production, the Valley is sending over 500 trucks carrying the fruit to various parts of the country and Nepal, Bangladesh and other countries every day. Each truck carries 500 to 1,300 boxes. The transport started in the first week of September, and will only increase by November-end. “The number of trucks goes up to 1,500 a day in October and November,” a Horticulture Department official said. Pulwama district is looking at reaping ₹720 crore from apple sales this year, Deputy Commissioner G.M. Dar says. Pulwama is counted among the apple-rich districts of Kashmir, besides Shopian and Baramulla. When traditional orchards produce just 10 to 12 tonnes, those with imported breeds such as M-6 fetch 25 tonnes. Introduced in the 1930s in Sopore district of north Kashmir, covering 12,000 hectares, the apple crop now stands on nearly 2.14 lakh hectares in the Valley. The apple industry generates around 7.71 crores man-days, with women making up over 25% of the workforce. Seven lakh farming families are directly or indirectly dependent on apple cultivation.Text by Peerzada Ashiqlast_img read more

Sanchez reaches deal to avoid prison time in tax fraud case

November 29, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Knicks, Lakers most valuable NBA clubs – Forbes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img AFP official booed out of forum Sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are often suspended in Spain.In addition paying back what he owed, Sanchez was also fined nearly 600,000 euros. The Manchester United forward also had to pay more than 100,000 euros in interests for the amount defrauded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAa part of the deal, Sanchez will be ineligible for requesting tax benefits for two years.The Chile international was accused of defrauding authorities for income related to his image rights. Authorities said he failed to pay nearly 600,000 euros in 2012 and about 400,000 euros in 2013. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Sanchez played for Barcelona from 2011 until 2014, when he was signed by Arsenal.Several other players have been targeted by Spanish tax authorities in recent years, including Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who two years ago was found guilty — along with his father — for defrauding authorities of 4.1 million euros.Other players investigated in Spain include Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Marcelo, Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano, Radamel Falcao and Fabio Coentrao.Sanchez’s coach at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, is being investigated for the time he worked at Real Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez looks at his hand as Tottenham’s Harry Kane takes a free kick during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley stadium, in London, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)MADRID — Alexis Sanchez has reached a deal with Spanish authorities to avoid prison time in a tax fraud case stemming from when he played for Barcelona.Sanchez was handed a 16-month prison sentence for defrauding tax authorities of nearly 1 million euros ($1.2 million) in 2012 and 2013, but he will not have to serve time.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more

Messi nets 3, Dembele debuts as Barcelona routs Espanyol

November 28, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgFC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and Ousmane Dembele set up a goal in his debut for Barcelona in a comfortable 5-0 win over crosstown rival Espanyol on Saturday.Messi struck twice in the first half, and leads the Spanish league with five goals. Gerard Pique headed in a fourth goal.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Stephens wins first Grand Slam, routs Keys for US Open title Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo He got his second by sliding to redirect Jordi Alba’s pass by goalkeeper Pau Lopez. Messi started the attack but lost the ball, only for it to take two deflections off defenders before falling to Alba in the area.After Espanyol forward Pablo Piatti hit the post, Messi made it a treble with a left-footed strike to slot in another pass from Alba.Dembele went on moments later to a round of applause from his new supporters. Barcelona paid a club-record sum to Borussia Dortmund for the 20-year-old France forward. With add-ons, his transfer could reach 147 million euros (about $173 million).Dembele showed his speed when he raced down the right side on a quick counterattack and crossed for Suarez to score.Suarez was making his league debut this season after missing the first two matches with a leg injury.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games After going on as a second-half substitute, Dembele didn’t take long to help his team when he passed for Luis Suarez to round off the rout in the 90th.A third win in as many rounds left Barcelona atop of the standings, with two more points than second-place Sevilla and four more points than defending champion Real Madrid in sixth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMessi opened the scoring at Camp Nou when he received a pass from Ivan Rakitic in what appeared to be an offside position. With no call coming from the referee, Messi dribbled around a defender and fired home.“They told me that the first goal could be offside, (…) but we did a lot to create several chances,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty as Bulgaria shock Portugal

November 26, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgBrazilian-born Marcelinho scored on his Bulgaria debut while Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty for Portugal as the visitors pulled off a shock 1-0 friendly win over the Euro 2016 finalists on Friday.Marcelinho, born in a small town in the Amazon region of Brazil and making his first international appearance at the age of 31, struck in the 20th minute of a game almost totally dominated by Portugal.The hosts were repeatedly foiled by Bulgaria goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov who capped an outstanding display by diving to his right to save Ronaldo’s penalty, awarded for handball, in the 69th minute.Ronaldo, who has missed three penalties this season for Real Madrid, also turned the rebound wide.His unhappy night began when he fired over with the goal at his mercy from an unmarked position in the seventh minute.The former FIFA World Player of the Year also had four attempts at goal from long-range free kicks, two hitting the wall and the others forcing saves from Stoyanov.The visiting keeper made six stops in the first 10 minutes alone, including one excellent effort denying Nani, as Portugal threatened a goal spree.Bulgaria then went in front when Marcelinho, who qualified for them after spending five years with Ludogorets Razgrad, forced his way past two defenders and poked the ball past Anthony Lopes.After that the game became predictable as Portugal poured forward and played plenty of neat football around the Bulgaria area but either lacked the killer pass or were foiled by Stoyanov.The goalkeeper completed his evening’s work by making a superb stop to turn away a close-range header by a frustrated Ronaldo with five minutes left.advertisement”We are not satisfied with the result. We started brilliantly, in the first 15 minutes, we were strong, consistent, the goalkeeper make some fantastic saves and then we lost some concentration,” said Portugal coach Fernando Santos.last_img read more

When Muhammad Ali took a dig at Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rocky Balboa’

November 26, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgHollywood megastar Sylvester Stallone’s 1976 film Rocky told the rags to riches story of an underdog boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets the chance of a lifetime to fight against the reigning heavyweight champion of the world. (Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as ‘The Greatest,’ dies)The film turned out to be a critical and commercial success, earning over $225 million worldwide, and went on to win three Oscars, including the Best Picture.Sylvester Stallone’s career skyrocketed after that film and he turned into a star overnight. He wrote and starred in six more sequels which have since collectively grossed more than USD 1 billion at the worldwide box office. (A fight-by-fight look at Muhammad Ali’s career milestones)Stallone’s inspiration for the Rocky series came from the 1975 title fight between then world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and world ranked contender Chuck Wepner. Wepner had knocked Ali off his feet in the ninth round. The fight went on for fifteen rounds and Ali was declared the winner through a technical knockout. (How Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali – The Greatest)In Stallone’s film, Apollo Creed’s character was based on Ali and Wepner was played by Rocky. Ali, who was made to look like the anti-hero in the film, wasn’ t too impressed with the final outcome of the movie.So much so that he took a dig at Stallone after watching the film and was quoted as saying, ” I have been so great in boxing they had to create an image like Rocky, a white image on the screen, to counteract my image in the ring. America has to have its white images, no matter where it gets them. Jesus, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and Rocky.”advertisementALI AND ROCKY EXCHANGE BLOWSAli though later claimed that he really liked the first Rocky and had made peace with the way he was portrayed on screen. (Also Read: Muhammad Ali’s tryst with India )He was also present during the Oscars in 1977 and came face-to-face with Stallone and had a mock fight with the actor, who was on stage to announce the Best Supporting Actress nominations.last_img read more

Dybala making Serie A history

November 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgPaulo Dybala Dybala making Serie A history with incredible scoring start Oli Platt Last updated 2 years ago 05:44 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Paulo Dybala Juventus Getty Images Paulo Dybala Juventus Juventus v Torino Napoli Serie A The Juventus star’s incredible start to the new Serie A campaign, which has seen him score 10 goals in six games, is the most prolific on record Paulo Dybala might be the most in-form player in world football.The Juventus star has smashed in 10 goals in the opening six games of the Serie A season, firing the Bianconeri to a perfect start to the campaign.Sampdoria 14/5 to beat Milan Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing He is the first player to hit the target that many times in the first six matches of an Italian top-flight season since 1994-95 – as far back as Opta’s records go.Only Falcao, who has netted 11 times in seven games for Monaco, has bettered Dybala’s tally in Europe’s top-five leagues.Lionel Messi (nine goals) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (eight) are the other frontmen starting the 2017-18 season in style.Incredibly, though, Juventus’ flawless start through six games has not been enough for them to claim top spot in Serie A.6 – For the first time in the Serie A history, two sides – Juventus and Napoli – have both won each of the opening 6 fixtures. Together.— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) September 23, 2017That is because Napoli also boast an 100 per cent record, making this the first Serie A season ever in which two clubs have won their opening six games.Juve’s most recent win came against local rivals Torino, with Dybala scoring twice in a 4-0 victory.Napoli, meanwhile, were 3-2 winners at SPAL thanks to Faouzi Ghoulam’s 83rd-minute winner.Dries Mertens, who fired in a career-best 28 league goals last season, has picked up where he left off by notching six in six games so far this term.last_img read more

AUSTRALIAN MIXED TEAM TO PLAY IN MALENY

November 7, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe Australian Mixed Open Touch Football Team will travel to the Sunshine Coast to take on a Maleny Touch Association President’s Team on Friday 24 November 2006 at 6.30pm at the Maleny Touch Football Fields, corner Cooke and Witta Road, Witta.The Australian Mixed Open Team is involved in a three-day training camp in the South East Queensland corner this weekend in preparation for the Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup to be played in Stellenbosch, South Africa 17-21 January 2007.Kawana based Sunshine Coast locals Ben Roberts and Hayley Rogerson, are 2 of the 6 Queenslanders in the 15 player squad gearing up to help Australia defend the World Cup they annexed from the 2003 FIT World Cup staged in Japan in 2003.The sixth Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup is set to become one of the most exciting and successful events in the sport’s history.Australia clean swept all divisions on offer at the last World Cup and will be looking to stave of the challenge from 56 teams from 21 Countries in 7 keenly contested divisions.Australia will defend its World Champion tag in the Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, and Men’s 35’s divisions, with the Men’s 40’s and Mixed 30’s divisions back on the FIT World Cup competition program after an absence since 1999.Maleny-Witta spokesperson Tony Yorkston is excited about Maleny-Witta Touch Football Association hosting the Australian Mixed Open Team Friday night.“It’s fantastic for the community to have the opportunity to see the Elite of the sport in action, and for our up and coming players to have the chance to play against, and be exposed to such a high standard of competition. We’re really looking forward to the game, our juniors play on Friday nights and this will be a great spectacle for them as well, it’ll be a night to remember and the town is thrilled to have the Aussie team here.” Yorkston said.The Australian World Cup Mixed squad will train at 6.00pm then play the Maleny President’s Team at 6.30pm on Field One.Australian Mixed Open Coach Gary Madders is equally happy to take the game to the Country locality to showcase the game at a level rarely seen in the area.“It’s fantastic for the players to get to demonstrate their abilities and give people who rarely get to see this level a chance to see the game they play, played as well as it can be. The locals have promised goood old Country hospitality, so we are looking forward to that as well.” Madders said.Spectators are welcome. We are assured all reserved seating has been sold out, so to avoid the scalpers, and disappointment,  book your general admission tickets now through the Maleny Touch Association for a great night of Touch Football at its very best.last_img read more

Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers’ message

October 12, 2019 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Outside groups like the Alliance for Patient Access are raising their voices as they seek to influence deliberations in Washington aimed at lowering prescription drug costs.But not all of these organizations are clear about who they actually represent. Their names can obscure the source of the message and they’re cagey about where their money comes from.The Alliance is a non-profit group that gives off a consumer-friendly vibe yet is bankrolled by the powerful pharmaceutical industry. It’s also closely aligned with a Washington lobbying and public relations firm, Woodberry Associates.Even a small degree of separation can be valuable at a time when the pharmaceutical industry faces stiff political headwinds.Drug prices may provide a rare bipartisan issue on which Congress and the White House could collaborate on legislation.Richard Lardner, The Associated Press read more

Bourque faces 1st degree murder

October 7, 2019 0 Comments

While the suspect in the deadly shootings is in police custody — the community can breathe a little easier. But there is a long road ahead for families of the victims — and the rest of the tight-knit community. Police will keep investigating — and prosecutors will now begin the lengthy process of developing a case against Justin Bourque.After 30 hours of terror, north Moncton residents on lockdown were finally free to leave their homes as the accused – Justin Bourque – was lead away by police.Witnesses who were trapped in their homes captured video as events unfolded. Media spread photos of the accused carrying firearms. Criminal Lawyer Geoffrey Read — who is not privy to details of the investigation — says when this goes to trial, there will likely be an abundance of evidence: “What happened may not be so much the question, as why did it happen. In other words we move from a question of was there a wrongful act and can it be proven to the question of with what intention.”While the mental state of the accused is always an issue. Read says it’s most likely going to be one of the most critical aspects of this case: “Certainly the question will be there on everybody’s minds. The defence team will obviously want to think about it and probably make inquiries.”Bourque’s public Facebook account paints a picture of a gun fanatic. Some posts criticize police. Read says an accused’s prior statements can be used as evidence if they are relevant to the case, but it’s not necessarily decisive.Geoffrey said: “You could conceive of situations where a person might make hostile remarks on Facebook but it could be a reflection of a disordered state of mind.”State of mind can play a key role during a trial. In 2011, driving a stolen plow, Richard Kachkar struck and killed Toronto police Sergeant Ryan Russell. Three psychiatrists diagnosed Kachkar as psychotic and he was found not criminally responsible.It’s still much too early to tell if that’s the case here. Read says the object will be to have a fair trial. And given how much publicity this case has already had, it’s going to be difficult process to find an impartial jury. read more

Cannabis producer CannTrust lays off 180 workers after regulatory problems

October 7, 2019 0 Comments

VAUGHAN, Ont. — An Ontario cannabis producer is laying off about 180 people.The layoffs come after CannTrust Holdings ran into repeated regulatory problems with both its product and how it was produced. Ontario’s government cannabis retailer has returned almost three million dollars worth of cannabis and the company is being investigated by Health Canada for growing the crop in unlicenced rooms.The company says it is moving to address those issues.The layoffs represent about 20 per cent of the company’s work force. The Canadian Press read more

Plans for selfdriving cars have pitfall the human brain

October 3, 2019 0 Comments

by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press Posted Jul 19, 2016 12:34 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Plans for self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain WASHINGTON – Experts say the development of self-driving cars over the coming decade depends on an unreliable assumption by many automakers: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if the car’s systems fail.Instead, experience with automation in other modes of transportation like aviation and rail suggests that the strategy will lead to more deaths like that of a Florida Tesla driver in May.Decades of research shows that people have a difficult time keeping their minds on boring tasks like monitoring systems that rarely fail and hardly ever require them to take action. The human brain continually seeks stimulation. If the mind isn’t engaged, it will wander until it finds something more interesting to think about. The more reliable the system, the more likely it is that attention will wane.Automakers are in the process of adding increasingly automated systems that effectively drive cars in some or most circumstances, but still require the driver as a backup in case the vehicle encounters a situation unanticipated by its engineers.Tesla’s Autopilot, for example, can steer itself within a lane and speed up or slow down based on surrounding traffic or on the driver’s set speed. It can change lanes with a flip of its signal, automatically apply brakes, or scan for parking spaces and parallel park on command.Joshua Brown, a 40-year-old tech company owner from Canton, Ohio, who was an enthusiastic fan of the technology, was killed when neither he nor his Tesla Model S sedan’s Autopilot braked for a truck making a left turn on a highway near Gainsville, according to federal investigators and the automaker.Tesla warns drivers to keep their hands on the wheel even though Autopilot is driving, or the vehicle will automatically slow to a stop. A self-driving system Audi plans to introduce in its 2018 A7, which the company says will be the most advanced on the market, monitors drivers’ head and eye movements, and automatically slows the car if the driver’s attention is diverted.But Brown’s failure to brake means he either didn’t see the truck in his path or saw it too late to respond — an indication he was relying on the automation and his mind was elsewhere, said Missy Cummings, director of Duke University’s Humans and Autonomy Laboratory. The truck driver said he had heard a Harry Potter video playing in the car after the crash.“Drivers in these quasi- and partial modes of automation are a disaster in the making,” Cummings said. “If you have to rely on the human to see something and take action in anything less than several seconds, you are going to have an accident like we saw.”Operators — an airline pilot, a train engineer or car driver — can lose awareness of their environment when they turn control over to automation, said Rob Molloy, the National Transportation Safety Board’s chief highway crash investigator.He pointed to the crash of Air France Flight 447 into the Atlantic Ocean while flying from Brazil to France in 2007. A malfunction in equipment used to measure air speed caused the plane’s autopilot to disconnect, catching pilots by surprise. Confused, they caused an otherwise flyable plane to stall and fall from the sky, killing 228 people.Planes and trains have had automation “for 20, 30 years and there are still times when they’re like, ‘Wow, we didn’t expect that to happen,’” Molloy said.Part of the problem is overconfidence in the technology causes people to think they can check out.Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx warned automakers on Tuesday that they should realize that drivers will be tempted to use the technology in irresponsible ways and take that into account as they build their robotic systems.“People are getting distracted by the coolness of the technology,” Foxx said following a speech at a self-driving vehicle conference in San Francisco. “In many cases, they are going beyond what the technology is capable of doing.”Not long after Tesla introduced its Autopilot system, people were posting videos of car with the self-driving mode engaged cruising down tree-lined roads or even highways with no one in the driver’s seat. Brown, for example, had posted videos lauding the Autopilot system and demonstrating it in action.“There is a tendency of people to take one ride in one of these vehicles and then conclude that because they have not crashed over the course of 10 minutes that the system must be ready,” said Bryant Walker Smith, a University of South Carolina professor who studies the technology.Some experts think the ability of people to monitor autonomous systems may be getting worse. With the advent of smartphones, people are accustomed to having their desire for mental stimulation satisfied immediately.“Go into Starbucks, for example,” said Cummings. “No one can just patiently wait in line, they’re all doing something on their phones. It’s kind of pathetic.”Google, meanwhile, is aiming for a car that’s fully self-driving and may not even have a steering wheel or brake pedals.___Associated Press writers Tom Krisher in Detroit and Michael Liedtke in San Francisco contributed to this report.___Follow Joan Lowy at twitter.com/AP_Joan_Lowy. Her work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/joan-lowy___This story has been corrected to show the GM decision to delay Cadillac self-driving system was in January, not last week. read more

Reta Workman Duncan

October 2, 2019 0 Comments

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Lavender towers over UCF starters nets 30 points for Buckeyes in 1stround

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

The Central Florida women’s basketball team is Jantel Lavender’s latest victim. The senior center led the fourth-seeded Buckeyes (23-9) to an 80-69 win against No. 13-seeded UCF (22-11) on Saturday in a first-round NCAA Tournament game at St. John Arena. OSU now will play Georgia Tech in the tournament’s second round on Monday. UCF did not start a player taller than 5-foot-10 against the Buckeyes. The 6-4 Lavender seemed a safe bet to put up big numbers against the Knights’ starting lineup — and she did. Taking advantage of single-defender coverage when OSU was on offense, Lavender scored a game-high 30 points on 13-of-22 shooting, and collected 11 rebounds. After the game, Lavender, the all-time leading scorer in OSU program history, said she was expecting to have two UCF players guarding her throughout the game. “I thought the double-team was going to come eventually,” she said. “I don’t know if I could definitely tell what they were trying to do.” The double-team never came. UCF senior forward D’Nay Daniels praised Lavender’s performance after the game. “She can play,” Daniels said. “She played her game and was hitting shots when she was open.” Lavender’s low-post play, combined with the Knights’ lack of height, resulted in a 46-28 scoring advantage in the paint for OSU. Daniels was complimentary of the Buckeyes’ ability to score close to the basket, saying, “They finished very well in the paint.” No. 24-ranked Georgia Tech (24-10), the fifth-seeded team in the Dayton Region, will present a stiffer — and taller — challenge for the Buckeyes in Monday’s second-round game. The Yellow Jackets defeated No. 12-seeded Bowling Green, 69-58, on Saturday at St. John Arena to advance to the second round. Junior Sasha Goodlett scored a team-high 19 points to lead Georgia Tech against the Falcons. Goodlett, a 6-5 center, is one of four 6-foot-tall Yellow Jacket starters. Coach Jim Foster said the Buckeyes began preparing for Georgia Tech immediately after Saturday’s win. “We already did a film session,” Foster said. “We have a 10-minute period in the locker room (after games) before the media come in, and we use the 10-minute cooling-off period to go over our scout tape with Georgia Tech. So, no time to celebrate.” The Buckeyes will tip off their second-round tournament game against the Yellow Jackets at 7 p.m. Monday at St. John Arena. read more

Infant electrocuted in Berbice

September 25, 2019 0 Comments

A five-month-old infant was on Tuesday electrocuted at his Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) home.Dead is Mason Cush of Corentyne, Berbice.Dead: Mason CushAccording to reports received, the child’s mother Onessa Jackson, 27, took him off of her bed at about 12:00h on Tuesday and placed him on the floor with some toys to play with as she made up the bed.However, while on the floor, the infant reportedly got hold of an electrical cord which was reportedly held together with tape.The infant made contact with the exposed part of the wire and by the time Jackson realised what had happened, the child was electrocuted.He was rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The incident was reported to the Police and the mother was taken into custody.However, she was released on Thursday.An autopsy is expected to be performed on the infant’s body today.The tragic incident comes on the heels of another involving a toddler who died after creeping into a drain in front of his home. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related22-year-old man electrocuted with ‘homemade drop cord’February 10, 2016In “Internet”Update: 3-year-old electrocuted by exposed extension cordApril 10, 2017In “latest news”17-month-old baby molested at CorentyneJanuary 25, 2016In “Crime” read more

Comcast to introduce Skype video calling via your TV

September 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgOn the eve of The Cable Show, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s convention, Skype and Comcast have announced a new partnership. As part of a special arrangement between both companies, Comcast customers will soon be able to make and receive high-definition Skype video calls and audio calls or send instant messages through their television.The service will be available through an adapter, high-quality video camera and a special remote control which will allow customers to text on Skype while still being able to control other television functions. No special equipment will be needed by those wishing to call someone with the new Comast service other than what is already required for the Skype service.AdChoices广告All Skype services, including the ability to receive Skype calls with Caller ID, will be accessible while watching a television show at the same time. Customers will be able to import friends to their Skype address book from Facebook, Outlook, Gmail and their smartphone contact lists. Once imported, users will be able to tell when their contacts are online and available for a call.Panasonic and Samsung currently offer the ability to make and receive Skype video calls through their Internet-connected televisions. The Comcast solution will be unique in that it will offer Skype video conferencing through a high-definition television without the need to purchase an Internet-connected television or Blu-ray player. Comcast plans to begin customer trials of the new Skype service in the “coming months.” At this time, no pricing for the service has been announced.Read the joint press release at Deadline.comBrian’s OpinionHaving the ability to use the Skype service through Comcast could bring a big boost to Skype’s business which is good news for Microsoft who recently acquired the company. Comcast benefits from such a partnership because by having Skype available through the television they won’t lose viewers to the small screen which includes PCs, tablets and mobile phones. Also, it brings a social aspect to television viewing that could encourage friends to watch television programs together while making comments about a show at the same time.Bringing social interaction into television viewing seems to be what’s in store for the next generation of video service providers. It would be a welcome change for networks and studios who produce television shows since it would help turn the tide of lost viewers who are beginning to turn to the small screen for entertainment including video programming. Bringing online services to the television seems like a natural way to bring viewers back.If Comcast’s Skype service is successful I would imagine we would see similar capabilities being offered by other video service providers as well. If the service doesn’t take off with Comcast customers we could hear a death bell for Skype’s chances of establishing a presence on the family television set.last_img read more

Nikki Bella says she is ready to make a comeback Brie Bella

September 19, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgFacebook Twitter “Getting ready to make one hell of a comeback!!!”Well you got the hell part right. XP BLLAARRGGGH!!!#TotalCrap #RingRatWrestling #TalentlessNikki #Cena’sConcubineSoWWEWillPushMeWhetherYouLikeItOrNot Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Glenn Wolf April 9, 2016 at 1:55 am Ronda Rousey, Sonya Deville join Total Divas Season 9 cast, will premiere on October 2 Google+ WWE star Ruby Riott reveals new tattoos, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s dog passes away WhatsApp Videos Articles 2 COMMENTS Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Comments are closed. Nikki Bella April 7, 2016 at 2:21 am Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The Bella Twins to appear on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” airing August 18 Drew Mcintyre WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next TheCyberZon Brie Bella Announces She Is Quitting Wrestling ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Now Playing Up Next shame to see her go. looking forward to seeing Nikki back, for however long she decides to stay. Videos Articles Ronda Rousey In responding to a fan question asking how she has been, Nikki Bella stated that she was ready to make a comeback very soon. Nikki underwent surgery on her neck to repair a herniated disc back in January.Getting ready to make one hell of a comeback!!! #TotalDivas #WomensWrestling #FearlessNikki https://t.co/X7A3uwXpLo— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) April 6, 2016Brie Bella, who gave an emotional interview backstage at WrestleMania 32 following her appearance on the Kickoff Show, quietly confirmed that she is now officially retired from the ring. Multiple wrestling media reports this week indicated that her retirement would be heavily featured on an upcoming season of “Total Divas” on the E! Network.That I retired on the wrong day lol ..I couldn’t be happier. Finally this day came #TotalDivas #WomensWrestling #WWE https://t.co/buZr4U0O2G— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) April 6, 2016 Ronda Rousey Says Bella Twins Are A ‘Bunch of Untrustworthy B–s’last_img read more

Christie insists Rodgers was joking about dad joke

September 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgCeltic midfielder Ryan Christie insists Brendan Rodgers was joking about the joke regarding his dad.After the Scottish League Cup win on Sunday, the Celtic manager joked that Christie would no longer be known as Charlie’s son but his father would be forever known as Ryan’s dad.Charlie Christie signed for Celtic in the 1980s but failed to make an appearance for Bhoys.“He (Charlie) was joking with me about it,” Christie said, according to Daily Mail.“He has helped me so much in my career and it was nice to almost pay him back here.”Speaking about becoming a regular player for Celtic as well as becoming a regular for Scotland, he added:Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“It’s been a great spell. I have been wanting to do things like this ever since I signed for Celtic.”“Obviously, it’s been a very long road to get here, but it’s nice to not just play but make an impact of games.”“That’s my job as an attacking midfielder to score goals and chip in with assists.”“When it comes in a Cup Final, that makes it even better.”“I had great memories winning a trophy with Inverness and it was very frustrating when I couldn’t play with Aberdeen,’ Christie said about winning with Inverness.”“So to come back to this stage and manage to get silverware is amazing, especially given it’s been a long road since that time of my career at Inverness.”last_img read more

SDSU cancels all classes due to water main break

September 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Updated: 4:08 PM SDSU cancels all classes due to water main break Categories: Local San Diego News September 12, 2018 SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY (KUSI) – SDSU has announced classes have been cancelled through 3:15 PM Wednesday.The university announced that classes will resume at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after a partial cancellation caused by a broken water main near the school.City water and utility officials are working to fix the broken main, which began affecting the campus and surrounding neighborhoods Wednesday morning.While water service resumed between noon and 1 p.m. in the school’s residence halls, the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, East Commons, West Commons, Cuicacalli and University Towers buildings, air conditioning will remain unavailable on campus until further notice.Campus officials advise that researchers using water should stop immediately.SDSU’s campus remained open, but non-essential staff were allowed to leave. Aztec Market locations remained open and continued to serve prepackaged food but some third-party restaurants on campus like Chipotle and Starbucks were closed.They sent out the following student alert just before noon Wednesday: Posted: September 12, 2018 Mike McKinnon III, Mike McKinnon III FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Soy Town Hall What is the Most Dramatic Step Youve Taken to

September 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgFor the winter edition of American Soybean magazine, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is asking farmers: What is the most dramatic step you’ve taken to fight weed resistance on your farm?To respond, send an email to ASA Communications Manager Jordan Bright at jbright@soy.org.last_img

January 29 Last Chance to Avoid Late Registration Fees for Commodity Classic

September 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgOnly a few days remain to take advantage of standard registration fees for the 2018 Commodity Classic to be held Feb. 27-March 1, in Anaheim, Calif. The last day regular registration fees are in effect is Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Late registration fees will apply after that date.Hotel group rates are also guaranteed through Jan. 29.  Reservations after that date will be based on availability and may be charged at the hotel’s prevailing rate.Registration fees vary depending on the number of days attended. Members of the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Sorghum Producers and National Association of Wheat Growers receive additional discounts on registration.All registration and housing reservations should be made online at www.commodityclassic.com. Experient is the official registration and housing provider for Commodity Classic. In order to stay at an official Commodity Classic hotel, reservations must be made only through Experient to ensure favorable rates, reasonable terms and confirmed hotel rooms.Full registration covers all three days. One-day registration is also available.  Details are available on the website.The 2018 Commodity Classic will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. The schedule includes a robust line-up of educational sessions on a wide range of current and relevant topics and issues.  Commodity Classic also boasts a huge trade show, the latest in agricultural innovation and technology, inspiring speakers, an evening of entertainment and the opportunity to network with farmers from across the United States.There are also a number of optional tours available for those who want to explore the culture, history and scenery of Southern California.A detailed schedule of events is available at www.commodityclassic.com. This year’s Commodity Classic will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday—providing an opportunity for families to come in early or stay late to enjoy a weekend in the Anaheim area.Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.last_img read more