Nenshi sides with Notley on AlbertaBC pipeline dispute

October 17, 2019

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first_imgFor the first time, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is weighing in on the latest dispute between Alberta, British Columbia and the Trans Mountain expansion project.Premier Rachel Notley has promised economic or legal action against B.C., which announced plans this week to ban increased shipments of bitumen off its coast until it can determine if shippers are prepared to deal with a spill.Nenshi said the B.C. government needs to do a better job of reviewing the federally approved project.“I would strongly encourage the British Columbia government to actually read the N.E.B. ruling that talks, in great detail, about what they claim to be concerned about, about the risk of bitumen spills. I will also remind them that when you fill up your gas in the lower mainland where do you think that gas came from? It came from the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline,” said Nenshi.He’s happy with Notley’s decision.“What the province of British Columbia has done on Trans Mountain is a stunt, it is a dangerous stunt. It is absolute political pandering of the worst kind,” said Nenshi. “I am strongly behind Premier Notley on whatever she does to push this. It is time for us to show our strength and I’m also calling upon the federal government to come together and assert their responsibility and their jurisdiction on this matter.”Nenshi said without the pipeline, oil would be shipped by tanker into Burnaby, B.C., adding that transporting product by pipeline is not only safer, but it also keeps coastal gas prices lower.last_img read more


Friends Show Appreciation For Robin Williams

October 16, 2019

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first_img“I will never forget the day I met him and he stood on his head in my office chair and pretended to drink a glass of water using his finger like a straw,” director Garry Marshall told the LA Times.There is no doubt that the late actor Robin Williams had a knack for making people laugh. In a statement about his passing from The Juilliard School, where Williams attended in the mid-70s, president Joseph Polisi said, “Robin’s genius for comedic improvisation was matched by his deep understanding of the actor’s art and how to touch his audience in meaningful ways. As an artist, he brought together a unique mix of traditional actor training with a creative spirit that set new standards for performance in cinema, television and live theater.”That Williams brought joy and inspiration is echoed by countless industry people, but there are many actors who also praise him for the profound effect he had directly on their careers.“He made Matt [Damon] and my dreams come true,” said Ben Affleck. “What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything.” Marlee Matlin said, “He was so helpful early in my career. I have no words. I am heartbroken.”Jessica Chastain credits Williams for enabling her to even go to school. “Through a scholarship, he made it possible for me to graduate college,” said Chastain. “We didn’t have a lot of money and Juillard is a pretty expensive school. Robin Williams was a very generous Julliard alumnus and gave a scholarship every two years to a student. It paid for everything and I got it.”Although Chastain never did meet Williams during her time at Julliard, she is still deeply appreciative of the education that was provided for her. “Robin Williams changed my life. His generous spirit will forever inspire me to support others as he supported me.”Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more


First Nations issues with the mining sector hot topic at PDAC annual

October 14, 2019

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first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s where the world’s mining industry meets.The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada is hosting its annual convention in Toronto.First Nations issues with the mining sector is one of the hot topics.That includes a major undeveloped piece of land in Ontario.APTN’s Delaney Windigo files this report.last_img


Its official There will be no AAPCongress alliance

October 12, 2019

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first_imgNEW DELHI: After much speculation and back-door talks, the AAP and Congress have finally decided against any alliance.While the Congress will announce the list of candidates by Saturday, the AAP said the party can fight alone and defeat BJP and Congress in Delhi. “AAP wanted to have an alliance in other states also which is not practical. Every state is different,” Congress in-charge for Delhi PC Chacko said during a press conference. The leader further said that the Congress would announce the seats either on Saturday or Sunday but added that they are still open for an alliance in Delhi. “We will announce the seats tomorrow or day after tomorrow. If they are ready for an alliance in Delhi with Congress, we are ready even today,” he said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Congress’s reaction came hours after AAP’s Gopal Rai said that the Jananayak Janata Party (JJP) has entered into an alliance in Haryana for Lok Sabha elections. “JJP will contest on 7 seats and AAP will contest on three seats in Haryana,” he said. For an alliance with the grand old party, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s party demanded Gurgaon, Faridabad and Karnal seats — three Haryana constituencies in the National Capital Region (NCR) — in return for giving up on major Delhi seats.last_img read more


Lanka says UNHRC should not be politicized

October 8, 2019

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He said that countries emerging from painful conflicts and renewing their commitment to economic and  social development after the eradication of terrorism, deserve understanding and sympathetic  support  from the international community, not judgmental attitudes buttressed by pressure which erodes the dignity and self-respect of developing nations. Sri Lanka says the developing world has a particular interest in ensuring that the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is not politicized.External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris said that such organs of the UN System should not become  instruments  for  giving  effect  to  decisions  made  by  power  blocs  for  political  reasons. He said this during a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria Olugbenga Ayodeji  Ashiru, the External Affairs Ministry said. “If  political  and  strategic  alignments, rather  than  recourse  to  an  issue  based  approach,  are  seen  to  determine  voting  patterns,  the  actual  conduct  of  these bodies,  over  time,  will  move  further  and  further  away  from  the  value  system  underpinning  the  Charter  of  the  United  Nations,”  the  Minister  observed.Professor Peiris emphasized that external intervention at a time when domestic procedures are vibrant and moving forward, is entirely counterproductive in terms of achieving results on the ground. read more


WebRTC Still a Journey Not a Destination

October 7, 2019

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Web_Communications_774.png WebRTC is a journey, not a destination.Tags:News & ViewsvoiceVideocommunicationsGoogleMicrosoftWebRTCAPIs & Embedded CommunicationsReal-Time CommunicationsTechnology Trends Articles You Might Like You should add to all that the pace at which browser vendors are shifting their WebRTC APIs to align with the upcoming 1.0 specification (causing more instabilities to existing WebRTC applications along the way). With WebRTC, though, would you expect something you develop and deploy today to work just as well a year or two from today? If you would, then there’s definitely an expectation issue there. Here are a few pointers for you to consider: Microsoft is replacing the engine used in Edge with ChromiumDown the road, there are thoughts around introducing QUIC to WebRTC as well as using more of WebAssembly in WebRTC Log in or register to post comments I’ve got a personal website, written in Hebrew, where I last wrote in August 2018. Before that? August 2016. Before that? February 2016. And before that? August 2013. You can say that my own professional site takes most of my time these days, while my personal site gets a bit neglected. The interesting thing is, however, that whenever I go to my personal website to write something, it just works. There’s nothing that I have to do to get it to work; it just works. I am hosting this personal website using WordPress, on a managed hosting service, so I don’t have to deal with security, maintenance, backup, or other headaches. The WordPress release is even automatically upgraded for me, as well as PHP and other technologies that are used. When these updates occur, nothing breaks as a result. Somehow, that website has stood the test of time and the software rot that can often take down other systems. WebRTC enables developers to add live voice and video communications to websites and applications. It’s great, but it’s also still rather new, and thus evolving. If you don’t keep pace with all this change, your code rots and becomes irrelevant, and this happens way faster with WebRTC than with many other technologies. Don’t get me wrong, WebRTC is great — there’s no other real alternative. But it isn’t a destination. You don’t sweat it out to get WebRTC into your product and then sit back and relax or move on to the next shiny technology. With WebRTC, you need to continue at it. You need to maintain a development team with the role of keeping the lights on, making sure things don’t break with new browser releases, and maybe adding more features as they become available. WebRTC 1.0 isn’t out yet. It’s coming, but no one knows when exactlyGoogle has been making and continues to make changes to its WebRTC implementation in Chrome:A new echo canceller was just recently introducedIts whole audio threading model got revampedThere’s a new experiment of mDNS going on No Results FoundSorry, but there appears to be no content for this. If you plan on using WebRTC for one of your business applications, be aware that WebRTC requires not only an initial development investment but also an ongoing investment — and this ongoing investment is going to be with you for the foreseeable future. read more


Cyprus Annan holds good and very useful meeting with Rauf Denktash

October 6, 2019

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Mr. Annan has asked his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, to travel to the island tomorrow for consultations with both Mr. Denktash and Greek Cypriot leader Glafcos Clerides, the statement said.A number of sessions of proximity talks were held during 2000, but no talks have yet been held this year after Mr. Denktash asked the Secretary-General not to set a date for further talks.


Historic makeover Harriet Tubman to be face on 20 bill

October 3, 2019

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by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Apr 20, 2016 11:08 am MDT Last Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Historic makeover: Harriet Tubman to be face on $20 bill FILE – In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A Treasury official said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File) WASHINGTON – U.S. paper money is getting a historic makeover.Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist born into slavery, will be the new face on the $20 bill.The leader of the Underground Railroad is replacing the portrait of Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president and a slave owner, who is being pushed to the back of the bill.And Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury secretary who’s enjoying a revival thanks to a hit Broadway play, will keep his spot on the $10 note after earlier talk of his removal.The changes are part of a currency redesign announced Wednesday by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, with the new $20 marking two historic milestones: Tubman will become the first African-American to ever be featured on U.S. paper money and the first woman to be depicted on paper currency in 100 years.“This gesture sends a powerful message, because of the tendency in American history, the background of excluding women and marginalizing them as national symbols,” said Riche Richardson, associate professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. “So even the symbolic significance of this cannot be overstated.”Lew also settled a backlash that had erupted after he had announced an initial plan to remove Hamilton from the $10 bill in order to honour a woman on the bill. Instead, the Treasury building on the back of the bill will be changed to commemorate a 1913 march that ended on the steps of the building. It will also feature suffragette leaders Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul.The back of the $20, which now shows the White House, will be redesigned to include the White House and Jackson, whose statute stands across the street in Lafayette Park.The $5 bill will also undergo change: The illustration of the Lincoln Memorial on the back will be redesigned to honour “events at the Lincoln Memorial that helped to shape our history and our democracy.”The new image on the $5 bill will include civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who gave his famous “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the memorial in 1963, and Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt. Anderson, an African-American opera singer, gave a concert at the memorial in 1939 after she had been blocked from singing at the then-segregated Constitution Hall. The Lincoln Memorial concert was arranged by Mrs. Roosevelt.An online group, Women on 20s, said it was encouraged that Lew was responding to its campaign to replace Jackson with a woman. But it said it wouldn’t be satisfied unless Lew committed to issuing the new $20 bill at the same time that the redesigned $10 bill is scheduled to be issued in 2020.Lew didn’t go that far Wednesday. But he pledged that at least the designs for all three bills will be accelerated so they’ll be finished by 2020 — the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. He said the new notes will go into circulation as fast as possible after that, consistent with the need to incorporate new anti-counterfeiting measures in the designs.U.S. currency has undergone upgrades over the years to stay ahead of counterfeiters. But the updates proposed by Lew for the three bills would be the most sweeping changes since 1929, when all U.S. paper money was redesigned to feature more standard designs and a smaller size to save printing costs.Lew had initially selected the $10 bill to feature a woman because under the original timetable it was the next bill to be redesigned. But that proposal met fierce objections from supporters of Hamilton, who is enjoying renewed popular interest with the smash Broadway hit musical “Hamilton.”Tubman, who was born into slavery in the early part of the 19th century, escaped and then used the network of anti-slavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad to transport other slaves to freedom. After the Civil War, Tubman, who died in 1913, became active in the campaign for women’s suffrage.Numerous groups have been campaigning to have a woman honoured on the nation’s paper currency, which has been an all-male domain for more than a century.Amrita Myers, a historian at Indiana University, said honouring Tubman was appropriate.“Not only is this going to be the first African-American historical figure on U.S. currency, but it’s a woman specifically from the era of slavery,” Myers said.Wednesday’s announcement helped mark a decades-long decline in the reputation of Jackson, once a pillar of the modern Democratic Party but now often defined by his ownership of slaves and the “Trail of Tears” saga that forcibly removed American Indians from their land.Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker said in a statement that the currency move was a “small but meaningful vindication” for Native Americans.The last woman featured on U.S. paper money was Martha Washington, who was on a dollar silver certificate from 1891 to 1896. The only other woman ever featured on U.S. paper money was Pocahontas, from 1865 to 1869. Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea are on dollar coins.___Associated Press reporters Deepti Hajela and Hillel Italie in New York and Errin Haines Whack in Philadelphia contributed to this report. read more


Weight Watchers program starting at Brock

October 2, 2019

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Weight Watchers at Work is coming to Brock University. Staff and faculty are invited to attend an information meeting on April 26, 2016 to learn more about the program and to register. For an overview of what the program offers visit: https://weightwatchers.com/ca/enThe first meeting and formal registration will be held Tuesday, April 26 from  noon to 1 p.m. in Plaza 409.  Future meetings will be held on Tuesdays during lunch hours.Please RSVP to Tressie Dutchyn by April 22 at tdutchyn@brocku.ca to indicate your interest in participating. Formal registration will take place on the 26 with Weight Watchers’ rep, Edith Reid. read more


Brock launches Canadas first concurrent MBA MPH degree program

October 2, 2019

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Starting this fall, Brock University is launching Canada’s first Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Health (MPH) concurrent degree program.Offered through the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Goodman School of Business, the two-year program will help develop tomorrow’s health leaders providing students with a strong foundation in both management and public health.“The MBA MPH blends the best of business and public health education,” says Goodman Dean Andrew Gaudes. “The need for public health officials to have solid business backgrounds is becoming more and more important, and Brock is looking to fill that gap with this program that is relevant to today’s health administration environment.”During the first year of the program, students will be on campus taking core MBA courses. For the second year, students will take MPH courses delivered online.“Brock’s MPH and MBA graduate programs are both internationally recognized,” says Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Dean Peter Tiidus. “Both programs overlap in extremely relevant and timely ways.“Taking an interdisciplinary approach to launch Canada’s first concurrent MBA and MPH degree program means we can offer a well-rounded approach to learning about public health administration.”The program also includes a mandatory six-month internship offered through the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.“Current health innovations are dynamic and ever-changing,” says MPH Graduate Program Director Brent Faught. “We have a civil responsibility to prepare our graduates not just for the careers of today, but the vocations of the future in public health management. The practical experience gained through the MPH internship helps to keep our students a step ahead.”The MBA MPH program also addresses the challenges of providing optimal care in a manner that is operationally self-sustainable, says Goodman’s Graduate Program Director Carrie Kelly.“This program will generate personal and professional fulfilment for our students and respond to the growing need for graduates who can lead the charge in re-imagining management in public health,” she added.More information on the program can be found on the Goodman website. read more


Columbus Police sting operation led to Adolphus Washington solicitation citation

October 2, 2019

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OSU senior defensive tackle Adolphus Washington speaks to the media during Big Ten Media Days in Chicago in July 2015. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Assistant Sports EditorNewly released court documents show it was a Columbus Division of Police sting operation that led to the citation of senior defensive tackle Adolphus Washington.Washington was charged and released by the Columbus Police Vice Squad Unit on Wednesday night with a first-degree misdemeanor charge of solicitation for prostitution. The incident took place at the Extended Stay America hotel in Worthington, Ohio.An affidavit filed Friday by Columbus Police stated Washington first contacted an officer who was acting as a “decoy prostitute” in response to an ad posted by detectives on the classified advertising website Backpage.com.The advertisement was posted in the “escorts” section, stating “New to Columbus, Experience the Best.”Washington called the officer with a request to visit and asked for the address, before following up with a text message just after 10 p.m., according to the document. Washington texted again about 20 minutes later, stating he had arrived at the hotel.At 10:36 p.m., Washington entered the hotel room, where the decoy asked how long Washigton intended to visit, to which he responded, “a short stay.”The officer told Washington that a visit of that length would cost $60. However, after the officer stated she did not have change for Washington’s $100, Washington began to negotiate, asking, “Well, what will $100 get me?”The officer responded that $100 would pay for a one-hour visit. Washington agreed to the new price before placing his cash on the hotel dresser.The officer then offered Washington ”some head.” Upon agreeing to receive fellatio, Washington was detained by detectives, according to the document.OSU coach Urban Meyer announced that Washington has been suspended for the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame. The game was scheduled to be Washington’s last with the Buckeyes.In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, Washington expressed remorse for his actions.“I want to sincerely apologize to my family, to coach Meyer and the coaching staff, to my teammates and my friends for my lack of judgement (Wednesday) night and for my actions that I truly regret. I have wanted to be a high-character teammate, a contributor to the success of this program and, most importantly, someone my family can be proud of,” he said in the statement. “I am extremely disappointed in myself, and I can honestly say I will learn from my mistake and I will accept the consequences that deservedly will come my way. And I hope that people will know that I am truly sorry and that I sincerely do apologize.”Washington’s arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 17.Wednesday’s citation was the second in less than two months for the Buckeyes, as redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated early in the morning of Oct. 31. read more


Womens Basketball Rebounding issues holding Ohio State back from reaching potential

October 2, 2019

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Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga corrals a rebound during the first half of the Buckeyes’ game against Quinnipiac on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOhio State should not have had a problem securing rebounds during Sunday afternoon’s 85-76 win against Washington. The Huskies were outrebounded by Idaho State 46-27 in their season-opening loss, then lost the rebounding battle to BYU 43-39 in a 80-72 win. They did not play anyone taller than 6-foot-1 against the Buckeyes, while Ohio State started 6-foot-3 forward Stephanie Mavunga and played forwards Alexa Hart (6-foot-3) and Makayla Waterman (6-foot-2).Yet, Washington (1-2) pulled down 46 rebounds, with 17 coming on the offensive glass, and No. 9 Ohio State (4-1) controlled 40 boards.“I think it’s two-fold,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said after the game. “It’s discipline because you can really want it, but if you’re not hitting your person and running by and going and getting the ball, then that’s a problem. So it’s discipline, and then it’s want-to. We lacked in both areas today.”In the first half, the discrepancy was even more apparent as Washington held a 28-17 advantage on the glass. The visiting team had 12 offensive rebounds by halftime, which nearly equalled Ohio State’s 14 defensive rebounds.Ohio State senior forward Alexa Hart takes a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Washington on Nov. 19. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor“We were terrible on the boards. I still feel like, even in the second half,” Mavunga said. “And it’s kind of bad because we’ve been really working on that, he’s been really emphasizing boxing out, hitting your person, going to get the rebound.”The struggles to secure boards against Washington did not come as a complete shock. The Buckeyes outrebounded Idaho 59-35, but Louisville outrebounded Ohio State 47-29. And though McGuff’s team held a 55-41 rebound advantage against Quinnipiac, the Bobcats had just one less first-half rebound than the Buckeyes.But the recent rebounding struggles come in stark contrast to how Ohio State opened the season. In the Buckeyes first game of the season, a 85-64 victory against Stanford, they dominated the glass. Mavunga set a school record with 26 rebounds and her team held a commanding 64-41 rebounding edge. It seemed rebounding could be an area of strength for Ohio State after it had multiple seasons of meager totals.“Did we get worse at rebounding or did we not try hard enough today?,” McGuff asked. “I think we probably know the answer to that.”Ohio State plays a starting lineup that features just one post player in Mavunga. Though Mavunga has four double-doubles in five games and became the third player to average a double-double in program history last season, she doesn’t receive much help from fellow tall forwards. The Buckeyes start a four-guard lineup featuring Kelsey Mitchell, Sierra Calhoun, Asia Doss and Linnae Harper, and play the group for much of the game. Of the four, only Calhoun stands taller than 5-foot-8, and she rarely enters the post due to her shooting ability.Instead, Harper, who is listed at 5-foot-8, acts as a quasi-forward at times, crashing the glass. The scrappy guard picked up nine rebounds against the Huskies. She corralled 18 rebounds against Idaho, 10 against Quinnipiac, 11 against Stanford and seven versus Louisville. McGuff understands the negatives posed by playing a four-guard lineup, but said he likes the ability to play different lineups and not feel like the team is lacking rebounding despite not playing a lineup featuring taller players.“The thing that I like about it is she can rebound around the basket, where she gets in kind of wrestling matches with people,” McGuff said. “She can also come from the perimeter and rebound. She gives us a lot of versatility and with her rebounding, it allows us to play in a lot of different ways.”Mavunga said continued rebounding struggles would keep the Buckeyes from reaching their desired success, but believes the problem will be quashed with further practice.“I think that we’re going to be really holding ourselves accountable and holding our teammates accountable, especially starting this week in practice,” Mavunga said. “We’ve already fessed up and we’ve already realized the problem.”Ohio State’s ability to beat top-level teams depends on progress in overcoming its rebound struggles. And given the steps back since the beginning of the season, the progress has already begun, but it has been in the wrong direction. read more


Ohio State mens lacrosse looking to simplify things against Marquette

September 28, 2019

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Senior goalkeeper Greg Dutton watches from the goal during a game against Robert Morris Feb. 1 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 11-7.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (0-2) is looking to turn things around.Following back-to-back overtime losses to start the season, the team is set to return to Columbus Saturday to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles.Coming away from Jacksonville, Fla., after falling to Massachusetts, 12-11, in overtime as part of the Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic, OSU coach Nick Myers said there is no time to hit the reset button.“Two tough losses, no doubt,” Myers said. “Coming up short is tough, but we are really just focused on the next task at hand which is Marquette on Saturday.”Marquette (1-1), which is in its second year as a Division I program, is coming off arguably its biggest win to date after knocking off Hofstra, 11-9, on the road in Hempstead, N.Y.OSU senior defenseman Joe Meurer said the Buckeyes have to focus on improving their communication in order to limit Marquette’s chances this weekend.“Obviously giving up 12 goals (in the loss to UMass) is not a staple of our defense, so we need to improve there,” Meurer said. “It’s just continuing to develop a chemistry on the defensive end and knowing when to slide.”One area that has been a concern early in the season for OSU — which also fell to Johns Hopkins, 10-9, Feb. 9 in triple overtime — has been its special teams, as they are 0-9 with the man-up advantage through two games. The early season struggles come after scoring 46 percent of the time in the same situation last season, good for fourth in the nation.“We have to simplify things,” Myers said. “We have gotten a number of different looks from different teams … it’s just settling into some basic different sets that we have, identifying areas that we think we can capitalize off of, and having an answer when we see different looks.”Another aspect that should be key for the Buckeyes throughout the rest of the season is evening up their faceoff percentage.Losing one of the best faceoff players in the country last season in Trey Wilkes (13th in the country at 58 percent), OSU has struggled to find a permanent replacement, going 13-51 against Johns Hopkins and UMass.“We are 25 percent at the X right now which isn’t stellar at all,” senior defenseman Dominic Imbordino said. “We definitely want to get that number up and get our offense the ball more, but right now we are trying to find an identity there and I think it’s going to turn around soon.”This is slated to be the second all-time meeting between the Buckeyes and the Golden Eagles as they met last year in Marquette’s first ever game as a Division I school, with OSU walking away with the 18-8 victory.Game time for the Buckeyes and the Golden Eagles is set for Saturday at noon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. read more


Kentor Gold to move into geothermal energy

September 24, 2019

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first_imgKentor Gold has lodged prospecting licence applications for five areas in the Kyrgyz Republic considered to be prospective for geothermal energy of the hot fractured rock type analogous to the Cooper Basin. The exploration target in each area is hot fractured granite with temperatures in excess of 250°C. Should the exploration programme be successful, the business plan is to generate emission-free electricity for export to China. The rapidly developing Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region of China lies adjacent to the Kyrgyz Republic.Kentor’s applications are the first for geothermal energy in the Kyrgyz Republic. While Kentor has received verbal assurance from the Kyrgyz State Agency for Geology and Mineral Resources that the applications will be favourably considered, the company is awaiting confirmation in writing.North Issykkul and South Issykkul PLA’s Lake Issykkul is a large (22,080 km2) body of water at an altitude of 1,600 m in the Tien Shan Mountains, which remains unfrozen even throughout severe winters. The depth of the lake is 668 m. Soviet and Russian research indicates that the thermal energy to warm the lake enters through a broad system of trans-orogenic faults striking north-west across the middle of the lake, and that the heat enters from the sides rather than the bottom.On the northern shore, basement granites lie under 1-2 km of sedimentary material. Data collected in petroleum exploration wells and groundwater wells showed geothermal gradients ranging from zero near surface to a maximum of 88°C/km at deeper levels. The area of the lake shore where the highest temperatures are coincident with significant sedimentary cover has been incorporated into the application for North Issykkul, 159 km2 around the resort town of Cholpon Ata.On the southern shore, the sedimentary cover is thicker. Seismic surveys indicate a depth of cover of up to 5 km. There has been no deep drilling in this area of the southern shore, but drilling for groundwater has produced water at elevated temperatures. This section of the southern shore, centred on Barskaun, has been incorporated into the application for South Issykkul, 248 km2.The Kyzylompul area is characterized by syenite and granosyenite intrusions forming the Kyzylompul and Sandyk massifs. These massifs contain anomalous concentrations of radioactive material including uranium, thorium, and potassium. Natural radioactivity levels recorded by Soviet investigators are up to 120 μR/h (micro-Roentgen per hour). Normal natural background levels of radiation range from 0.17 to 11 μR/h.The radioactive granites outcrop in some areas, where heat is dissipated. However, large areas are under significant depths of sedimentary cover. The exploration target is radioactive granite where it lies under an insulating cover of about 3 km and the temperature has thus built up to around 250°C. The Kyzylompul licence application covers 1,657 km2.The Aksai Basin is underlain by young granites of the same age as the Kyzylompul massif, and there is sedimentary cover of up to 5 km. Anomalously high heat flows have been recorded by Soviet researchers, and Soviet reports record geothermal waters rising on a number of faults in the basin. A substantial amount of geophysical work has been completed over the Aksai Basin, including gravity, electrical sounding and aeromagnetic surveys. Kentor now has access to the records of this work. An area of 3,455 km2 incorporating where heat anomalies have been recorded has been applied for.While exploring for tin, Soviet geologists developed an adit which passed through a fault into hot granite 700 m from the portal. Rock temperatures of over 70°C persisted until the adit was abandoned 1,000 m further on. The implied geothermal gradient is 150°C/km. It is thought that these elevated temperatures are associated with the intersection of a north-south striking fault with the Inylchek suture line. An area of interest covering 22 km2 has been applied for.Kentor is undertaking an aggressive gold exploration programme around the Centerra-owned Kumtor gold mine together with an active and successful project generation programme elsewhere in the Kyrgyz Republic.last_img read more


Le nord du pays particulièrement touché par la grippe

September 20, 2019

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first_imgLe nord du pays particulièrement touché par la grippeAlors que le virus de la grippe s’installe doucement mais sûrement sur le territoire français, certaines régions sont plus touchées comme celles situées dans le nord du pays. Le département du Pas-de-Calais particulièrement.Selon les Grog (Groupes régionaux d’observation de la grippe) ainsi que le réseau de surveillance épidémique Sentinelles, le virus de la grippe toucherait spécifiquement douze régions françaises et aurait atteint quelque 111.000 personnes. Ces douze régions se situeraient en majorité dans le nord du pays, ou le seuil épidémique de 176 cas de grippe sur 100.000 habitants a largement été dépassé. Au total en France, 176.000 individus se sont rendus chez leur médecin pour un syndrome grippal alors que 280 personnes pour 100.000 habitants ont été diagnostiquées comme porteuses de la grippe.Ainsi, les Grog affirment que le département du Pas-de-Calais est le plus touché avec une incidence de 405 cas de grippe pour 100 habitants. La seconde région la plus touchée est le Centre, suivie par l’Ile-de-France, la Bretagne et la Basse-Normandie. A noter qu’un patient sur deux ayant consulté un médecin la semaine dernière pour un symptôme grippal avait moins de 24 ans.Le 30 décembre 2010 à 10:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


La NASA lance son application iPad NASA VIZ

September 20, 2019

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first_imgLa NASA lance son application iPad : NASA VIZLa NASA a depuis peu lancé une nouvelle application iPad. Déjà disponible et gratuite, celle-ci permet de voir notre planète comme on l’a rarement vue grâce entre autres, à des vidéos et des photos. Elle permet aussi une connexion directe avec les résultats de recherches de l’agence spatiale.Afin de partager les résultats de ses recherches et fournir des images rarement observées de la Planète Bleue, la NASA a décidé de lancer une application iPad étonnante. Baptisée NASA Visualization Explorer, elle est d’ors et déjà disponible sur iTunes et est totalement gratuite. À lire aussiLe grand “boom” entendu par les New-Yorkais proviendrait d’une météoriteSi la NASA possédait déjà son application sur les dispositifs Apple, NASA VIZ permet en fait de voir sur écran les données provenant des satellites de la NASA et surtout d’observer les images prises par ces engins spatiaux, lesquelles incluent des phénomènes aussi variés que le changement climatique, les aérosols, les glaciers, les ouragans, les volcans, ou feux de forêts. Unique en son genre, cette application dévoile même des images animées, présentées dans un format audio et vidéo et parfois même commentées.   Le 2 août 2011 à 10:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Hulk Hogan comments on Kenny Omega in WWE Wrestling in Japan during

September 19, 2019

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first_img Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega made official for AEW Full Gear on November 9 from Baltimore Now Playing Up Next Sports Illustrated is featuring an interview with Hulk Hogan discussing wrestling in Japan and Hogan describing how he fell in love with the country back in 1978.Hogan talked about always wanting to stay longer after a tour had finished.“I could have stayed in Japan. I loved working there with Freddie Blassie. That’s when I was working for Vince Sr. He sent me over there and I fell in love with the place. I used to call him after a four-week tour and ask if I could stay the extra six days until the next tour started. I loved it in Japan.”The topic of former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega stating publicly that he was leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling was brought up during the interview, with Hogan weighing in on the rumors of WWE having interest in signing Omega.“It’s tough to go your whole life without eating at McDonald’s or riding in a Chevrolet. If you don’t touch on the WWE, the story’s not complete. But maybe Kenny could be the exception.”As reported earlier, WWE has definitely shown interest in Omega when he becomes a free agent at the end of the month. However, all signs are pointing to Omega signing with All Elite Wrestling based on recent hints on the “Being The Elite” series.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipHulk Hogan Will Host WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:28/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:28 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 Facebook AEW All Out Results – 8/31/19 (Jericho vs. Page, Cody vs. Spears, Omega vs. PAC) Twitterverse Responds To Hulk Hogan Hosting WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Hulk Hogan Pinterest Twitter Hulk Hogan Will Host WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Event In Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Next Google+center_img Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan Says He’s Headed To WWE’s Crown Jewel Event Hulk Hogan To Return To WWE At Crown Jewel WhatsApp Jon Moxley pulls out of All Out due to injury, Kenny Omega gets a new opponent for the event Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Chris Hemsworth To Play Hulk Hogan In New Biopic Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more


World Cupbound Maguire says his rise to England squad is remarkable

September 18, 2019

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first_imgHarry Maguire has expressed that his last two years are “remarkable”, as he sets out to represent England in the World Cup. The defender is also scheduled to travel to Russia as part of Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad.He Joined Leicester City from Hull City last summer and has had another fantastic season in the Premier League after playing every game for the Foxes and also earning a spot in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions’ squad.Now, as he gets ready to travel to Russia, Maguire took a flashback to two summers ago when he travelled to France as a fan to watch England in Euro 2016 and what he has now become.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…During that time, the defender had played a bit-part role in the Tigers’ promotion to the Premier League, with an international call-up appearing nothing short of a pipe dream, according to Hulldailymail.“No, (I would) definitely not (have believed it),” he said when asked if he could have imagined his rise,” he said.“Obviously that season we got promoted through the playoffs with Hull. Maybe in and out of the team a lot, played a quite few games, I think I played 30-odd times that year, but quite a few off the bench.last_img read more


Galaxy Entertainment Group strengthens Monaco ties with Grace Kelly exhibition

September 16, 2019

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first_img Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch The exhibition will include a special exhibit dedicated to the Grimaldi dynasty and artists’ tributes with their work inspired by Grace Kelly. For its part, the GFM also formalized a new step in its policy of roaming exhibitions abroad.A cultural memorandum of understanding was jointly signed this week by Grimaldi Forum President Henri Fissore and CEO Sylvie Biancheri as well as GEG Vice Chairman Francis Lui and Non-Executive Director and Senior Advisor Michael Mecca. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Patrice Cellario, Government Counselor-Minister of the Interior; David Tomatis, Advisor at the Sovereign Prince’s Cabinet; and Emmanuel Van Peteghem, General Secretary of the Société des Bains de Mer, of which GEG has been a shareholder since July 2015.“By putting this exhibition on display, GEG strengthens its ambition of making Macau a World Centre for Tourism and Leisure,” the company said“Already a partner for the Grimaldi Forum’s Chinese exhibitions (2017’s ‘The Forbidden City in Monaco’ and ‘Princes and Princesses of Monaco’ in Beijing in 2018), it seals an even stronger link with the Principality and the Grimaldi Forum.” Load More RelatedPosts Galaxy Macau is set to host the first art and cultural collaboration between Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) and the Grimaldi Forum Monaco (GFM) via a new cultural exhibition detailing the life story of Grace Kelly.Thanks to loans from the collections of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the “Grace Kelly, from Hollywood to Monaco” exhibition will be on display from 15 May to 28 August 2019 in a specially created exhibition gallery located in the heart of Galaxy Macau. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinnerlast_img read more


Senate Democrats Promise Rough Going on Appropriations

September 13, 2019

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first_imgSenate Democrats will participate in committee work on fiscal 2016 spending legislation but once the bills move to the floor, the party will block them from advancing, Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, vowed last week.“Unless there is a new [spending] agreement before these bills come to the floor, we will vote against the motion to proceed,” Mikulski said Thursday after the panel approved its first spending bill of the year.The gambit is designed to pressure Republicans to negotiate on a new budget deal to raise the statutory spending caps, reported CQ Roll Call. The Democrats have the full support of President Obama, who similarly has pledged to veto spending bills that stick to the Budget Control Act levels.“We would prefer, if we can, not to get to presidential vetoes. That will be the ultimate tool, but at this step of the process we feel that it’s up to Congress to change the law on lifting the budget caps,” Mikulski said.There is some support on the GOP side for such a budget deal, but on Thursday GOP appropriators urged committee members to complete as much work as possible in the coming months, an approach that could ease the way for a possible omnibus spending bill at the end of the year.“Let me just suggest that we focus on the fact that we agree on 93 percent of what we’re going to spend, that we do as many bills as we can before we stop the train and have the spending discussion,” said Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.).The Senate Appropriations Committee passed both the military construction-veterans affairs and energy-water spending measures on Thursday; at least several Democratic members supported each of the bills. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more