Tag:

上海419龙凤

Sports quiz of the week: Burnley, a centurion and seven blue whales

first_imgChallenge your friends You star Wigan Athletic sold defender Reece James to Sunderland this week. Then they… Uefa Cup second round in 1983 Share on Twitter Francesco Molinari has become the first golfer from which country to win a major championship? A fine effort Bolivia Malta Sven-Göran Eriksson is in line to become the Iraq manager, which would mean he has worked in 10 different countries. With which club did he win the Uefa Cup? Share on Twitter Chris Froome Signed defender Reece James on loan from Chelsea Reece James has been replaced by Reece James. An easy one for the kitman. It has 18 different sponsors The club say they have boosted their sponsorship income by 70%. features What was unusual about the match between FC Nordsjaelland and Cliftonville in the Europa League? It was decided by a penalty shootout in which just one player scored Sport Tyson Fury about Tony Bellew Who had this to say about one of his rivals: “I could go to church, save a million puppies, 100,000 dolphins, seven blue whales and adopt 200 kids tomorrow and he will still be the golden goose. There’s no point me fighting that battle with him. People will get to see I’m real and a straight guy”? Share on Facebook Share via Email The Open 2018 Geraint Thomas is leading the Tour de France. Who was the last cyclist born in the UK to win the race? No rider born in the UK has won it Froome was born in Kenya and Wiggins was born in Belgium. Rob Green has joined Chelsea at the age of 38. Green won England caps from 2005 until 2012, yet made just one appearance at a major tournament. Which one? Cliftonville became the first team from Belfast to win a European match Benfica Bradley Wiggins The players’ names are printed along the front rather than the back Europa League last-32 in 2011 You hero Bought him back for three times the price IFK Gothenburg In 1982, when they won a two-legged final 4-0. He also lost Uefa Cup finals while in charge of Benfica and Lazio. Sampdoria Share on WhatsApp Argentina Golf Let their manager move to Sunderland You star Euro 2012 He grabbed the announcer’s mic and sang Falter by Hundred Reasons Sports quiz of the week Ah well. Better luck next weekcenter_img Reuse this content Since you’re here… It is see-through 1% of the match day revenue was given to charity Nordsjaelland joined Juan Mata’s Common Goal project earlier this summer and will now donate 1% of their match day income to charity. European Cup quarter-finals in 1961 They played Hamburg in the quarter-finals and lost 5-4 on aggregate. Dillian Whyte about Anthony Joshua Whyte meets Joseph Parker at the O2 Arena on Saturday night. Both fighters have only lost once in their careers – and both of them lost to Joshua. Champions League group stage in 1993 You hero Italy Molinari, who was born in Turin, went bogey-free over the weekend to win the tournament by two shots. Not bad (but not great) Submit answers Burnley and Aberdeen met for the first time on Thursday night in a Europa League qualifier. Aberdeen won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983. What is Burnley’s best performance in Europe? How did Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrate scoring his 100th goal for the New York Red Bulls? For the first time, they are not playing in the colour scarlet Roma He let off 100 fireworks behind the goal World Cup 2010 Green started the World Cup as England’s No1 but was dropped after the 1-1 draw with USA. Not bad (but not great) He took off his No99 shirt to reveal a No100 shirt below Wright-Phillips scored 100 goals in MLS in just 159 matches. Share via Email You got… Chris Froome about Bradley Wiggins Topics Ah well. Better luck next week He ran up to a huge dartboard and hit the bullseye twice, scoring 100 Euro 2008 Share on Facebook World Cup 2006 José Mourinho about Jürgen Klopp Ah well. Better luck next week Boxing Cadel Evans Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. What is new about Scarlets’ kit for the forthcoming rugby union season? Share on Messenger A fine effort Share on LinkedIn The Open The away team won 10-0 Signed his younger brother to replace him Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

Global vanilla prices squeeze margins for ice cream cupcake makers

first_imgTORONTO – Prepare to shell out a little more for the sweet treats of spring and summer as a global surge in the price of vanilla makes its impact at some small-batch ice cream shops and neighbourhood bakeries.The cost of the foodie staple has been on the rise for years, but is now starting to really be felt on retail shelves and mom-and-pop eateries that pride themselves on natural ingredients, say observers.That includes Toronto cupcake master Verge Manuel, who says the hike is exacerbating various financial pressures on his two gourmet shops, called Dlish.“There are certain forces that we have no control over which is the pricing of certain ingredients that we have to obviously pass along at some point because you can’t absorb it anymore,” says Manuel, whose brand revolves around the use of real Madagascar vanilla.“One of the rising costs is vanilla, absolutely.”When Dlish started seven years ago, Manuel says vanilla prices generally increased 10 per cent a year. But two years ago it doubled for him, and last year it went up five-fold.Vanilla prices are the highest they’ve ever been, says David van der Walde, director of Montreal-based vanilla importing company Aust & Hachmann Canada.He says the wholesale price now runs as high as C$850 per kilogram for premium beans — a 10 per cent increase from last year, which was 30 per cent more than the year before that.Five years ago, you could get vanilla for as little as US$20 per kilogram, adds van der Walde, calling that price “excruciatingly low.”It rose quickly as consumers began demanding natural ingredients in everything from chocolates to cakes to yogurt.So big food companies responded, with Hershey’s among the power players that announced a switch to real vanilla in 2015 for their chocolate bars.Meanwhile, increased demand coincided with shrinking supplies, says van der Walde, noting that less-established plantations outside of Madagascar gave up on the labour-intensive crop because prices were low.“And then the price starts to go up again,” he says.Things only got worse in March 2017 when a cyclone hit Madagascar, the world’s leading producer of vanilla, destroying a good portion of their output for 2018.Ever since then, ice cream maker Cyril Chalykoff says he can barely secure enough of the richly flavoured beans to keep production going.“We’re getting to the point now where it’s getting very, very, short supply,” says Chalykoff, president of London Ice Cream based in London, Ont.“We’re just scrambling. We’re scrambling.”Vanilla is pretty much synonymous with ice cream, he adds, scoffing at the possibility of dropping the flavour from his menu.“That’s like saying to a Canadian, ‘You can’t have coffee anymore.’”For now, he’s absorbing the cost, but with margins shrinking, he admits he’s weighed the pros and cons of charging more.“It’s unfortunate because a lot of people don’t really recognize the difference between one vanilla to the next, and you really get lumped in with (other) vanilla ice cream,” he says.“If we go up in our pricing a little bit then some customers won’t appreciate that, won’t understand it.”Even the big companies feel the impact, such as Nestle Canada and its naturally flavoured Real Dairy brand.Catherine O’Brien, senior vice president of corporate affairs, says in an emailed statement there are no plans to raise ice cream prices, but they are “continually managing ingredient and commodity costs across all of our product portfolios.”Smaller players are undoubtedly struggling, van der Walde says.“We sell vanilla beans directly to small ice cream shops here in Montreal who use them and they’re freaking out over the prices,” he said.Michelle Chow, president of the Vanilla Food Company, says she hears the same concerns from her ice cream clients, who tell her they expect to raise prices to keep pace.Chow’s online store sells to home bakers and commercial kitchens, with varied vanilla clients including soap makers, tea sellers and breweries.She says many have had to switch from whole beans or ground powder to more affordable options, such as extract or vanilla paste. But those, too, have gone up in price.“We kind of just changed a little of our focus to chocolate-supplying versus the vanilla so that our company can sustain as well,” says Chow, based in Markham, Ont.Chow admits she even finds herself rationing the product at home when she bakes with her kids.“Before it was more like, ‘Oh, a splash of this,’” she chuckles. “Now it’s like ‘No, no, no!’ You measure it to a T.”Chalykoff says his worst-case scenario would be to use vanillin, a common flavouring alternative that comes in natural and synthetic versions.“Our main vanilla supplier, what they’re offering now is a blend; they’re cutting it with a vanillin-type thing, which is a compromise,” he says.“We’re not at that point, yet. I’ll pay whatever I’ve got to pay but if it’s not available, it’s not available and what can you do, right?”Van der Walde says supply is actually on the upswing, and that prices are plateauing. But not all suppliers stock up if they know clients will balk at the price.As for this year’s Madagascar harvest, he says that runs May to August, but the beans — which are actually the fruit of an orchid — are harvested green, and need six months to prepare for export.That means a fresh influx isn’t expected before fall, with the best beans not expected until November or December, says van der Walde.The market is driven by big industrial buyers like the flavour company McCormick — not loyal customers of gourmet shops or grocery stores, he adds.“They buy 80 per cent of the vanilla out there, so they’re the ones that determine how high the market can go,” says van der Walde.“As long as they’re willing to pay US$550 or US$600 per kilogram, the market is happy to oblige them.”last_img read more

200k spent in August petroleum land rights sale

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After the provincial government only netted $27,000 during last month’s petroleum and natural gas land rights sale, August’s wasn’t much better.In Wednesday’s auction, the provincial government netted just $201,872.37 from the sale of a single drilling license, which was one of only three parcels of land on the auction block. The 777-hectare parcel is located near Montney, just north of Fort St. John. Stomp Energy Ltd. purchased the parcel for $259.81 per hectare.So far this year, petroleum land rights auctions have brought in just $59,670,245.38. That number, while still more than the roughly $33.6 million paid for land rights in 2015 and 2016 combined, is still well below the $173 million the Province earned last year. The next petroleum land rights sale is taking place on September 12th, when four drilling licenses and two leases will be put up for auction.last_img read more

Now KMC will be responsible for upkeep of Citizens Park

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is taking over the maintenance of Citizens’ Park, popularly known as Mohor Kunja, situated on Cathedral Road beside Victoria Memorial.The decision has been approved at the Member, Mayor-in-Councils’ (MMiC) meeting that was chaired by Mayor Firhad Hakim on Saturday. Reliance Industries that had taken over the maintenance of the park in 2015, had written to the KMC a few days ago, expressing its unwillingness to carry on with the park’s maintenance. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”We are taking over the maintenance of Citizen’s Park as the private company associated with its maintenance is no longer willing to continue its upkeep,” said Debasish Kumar, MMiC (Parks & Gardens). It may be mentioned that Reliance Industries had taken over the park’s maintenance in 2015 and was supposed to maintain the urban park for five years. The civic body had made it clear that they will not be able to do any commercial venture out of the park. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHowever, the company wrote to the Director General of the Parks & Garden department of the civic body, expressing its willingness to move out of the contract. When asked about the reason behind Reliance opting out of the contract, Kumar refused to comment. The park, which had started its journey in 2005, was one of the most vaunted projects of the erstwhile Trinamool Congress board, with Subrata Mukherjee as the Mayor. It was named as Citizens Park.last_img read more

Extortion racket operating from Mandoli Jail busted

first_imgNEW DELHI: Special Cell of Delhi police on Tuesday busted an extortion racket being operated from the Mandoli jail premises and have arrested two henchmen of a Ghaziabad-based gang before they could execute a plan of several murders to establish supremacy in Ghaziabad. They were working at behest of one dreaded gangster Chanderbhan alias Aman Yadav who is currently lodged in Mandoli Jail. The arrested gangsters have been identified as Bal Krishna and Mohd Ateek, both are residents of Khora Colony, Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDCP Special cell, Pramod Singh Kushwaha said that a team of Special cell was monitoring the activities of illegal arms and ammunition supplies for few days. “Through sources, we got to know that some of the gang leaders lodged in the jail, have been procuring sophisticated weapons to eliminate their rivals and establish supremacy in their area for running extortion network,” said DCP Kushwaha. “Chanderbhan from Mandoli Jail, had tasked his associates to eliminate two persons to establish his authority in Ghaziabad’s Khoda Colony for running a smooth extortion racket. He was passing instructions to his henchmen to execute the killings of two persons whenever they sight them in the area. The henchmen arrested are hardcore criminals and were previously involved in many heinous crimes,” DCP said. Police recovered a stolen sports bike and arms-ammunition intended to be used in the commission of the crime. Following the arrest, a subsequent search of Jail 11 of Mandoli Jail was conducted and a diary containing the details of Ateek was recovered from the gang leader. The 27-year-old gang leader, Chandrabhan, is a school dropout. He was first arrested in 2009 for a murder case.last_img read more

GoT 8 refers back to first season

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in ‘Game of Thrones’, says the first season of the show plays a huge role in what happens in the eighth and final season of the fantasy drama. Details about the final season of the HBO series are few and far between but the cast has teased a “bittersweet” ending. In an interview with the Entertainment Weekly, Williams said she re-watched the first season. “After reading the scripts I went back and watched season one again because so much of it refers back to that season,” Williams said. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”There are so many scenes that will look similar. And also I watched just to remind myself of the arc I’ve taken already, she added. Williams said Arya will strive to find normalcy without letting go off her plan to kill Cersei. “This year it’s like she has a dual personality there are so many emotions and memories that come flooding back when you’re with your family and the things that you fight for become very different, yet she’s also remaining on this path to try and kill Cersei,” she said.last_img read more

ITC to expand dairy beverages portfolio

first_imgMumbai: Tobaccos-to-hotels major ITC is planning to expand its dairy beverages portfolio to the rest of the country by the next summer and is eyeing a 5-10 percent market share in the first year of operations. ITC’s food division already offers fruits-based beverages for the past four five years and also dairy-based beverages which have been soft-launched in the South last December. The company entered the ready-to-drink milk-based beverages market with the launch of Sunfeast Wonderz Milk last December. The milkshake market is around Rs 1,000 crore. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”We would be extending our dairy beverage business and will be launching across the country by the next summer. We expect to clock 5-10 percent of the Rs 1,000-crore market in the first year of operations,” Sanjay Singal, chief operating officer for dairy and beverages unit at ITC said here. Kolkata-based company is also planning to export its dry fruits-based dairy beverages badam milkshake to Dubai and Saudi Arabia. The company had also rolled out packaged milk and curds under its Aashirvaad brand in Kolkata and Bihar. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysSingal said the company would focus only in the Eastern markets for the packaged milk business in the foreseeable future, where there is less competition. ITC Friday launched three fruit beverages under its B Natural brand in PET bottles. It currently sells nine flavours of fruit juices in tetra packs and has a market share of 9-10 percent in the Rs 2,000-crore fruit beverages segment. Singal also said within a month, it will launch vegetable juices and is evaluating opportunities in the water segment.last_img read more

Pleasant morning in city

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a pleasant Monday morning in the city as the minimum temperature settled at 22.8 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average. According to the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 49 per cent. The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy skies later in the day. “The skies will turn partly cloudy in the afternoon. The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 38 degrees Celsius,” the official said. On Sunday, the minimum temperature was 23.2 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature settled at 37.2 degrees Celsius.last_img read more

Analysis The tale of two Ohio State football teams

Urban Meyer prepares to lead the Buckeyes onto the field prior the start of the game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Ohio State won 62-39. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThere was one question left in the minds of many following Ohio State’s 62-39 win against Michigan.Where has this Ohio State team been all season? In a season that has seen the Buckeyes ranked as high as No. 2 and as low as No. 10, where they stayed for four straight weeks, most of the year has been underwhelming.But then “The Game” happened, and now the Buckeyes are potentially one big win away from sneaking into the College Football Playoff.So where has this team been?Head coach Urban Meyer has taken a similar view throughout most of the season, saying more than once that his team is nowhere close to where it needs to be on the way to an 11-1 record and a chance at the Big Ten title.But 11-1 isn’t the whole story. There have been games that made Ohio State look like it should have been kicked out of the top 25, as well as moments of hope that the Buckeyes could compete for a national title.Ohio State players walk up the field after a Boilermaker touchdown in the second half of the game against Purdue on Oct. 20. Ohio State lost 49-20. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe bad Ohio State teamPurdueMarylandNebraskaThese are the bad times.In this trio of games, all against opponents with six wins or fewer, Ohio State looked uneven, underprepared and unlikely to improve.The defense has been the biggest lapse, allowing an average of 43.7 points per game, 12 plays of 30 yards or more and at least 450 yards of total offense in the three worst games of its season.Most of the time that the defense has struggled, it has been against a player on the offense who was expected to play well. Purdue freshman wide receiver Rondale Moore ran rampant against Ohio State for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 12 catches, which was plenty to take down the then-undefeated Buckeyes.Maryland redshirt freshman Anthony McFarland ran for 298 yards and scored twice in the 52-51 overtime loss.McFarland was one of many Terrapin running backs, so sure, he specifically wasn’t expected to play that well. But Ohio State failed to adapt its defense at all to the run-dominant Maryland offense, and it nearly gave the Buckeyes its second loss of the season.The defense has been a question mark, even in some of the better games Ohio State has played. But on offense, especially in lackluster play against Purdue and Nebraska, the pass and run games could not find a way to work together.The loss to the Boilermakers was the second straight game the Buckeyes failed to run for 100 yards. In the following matchup against the Cornhuskers, redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins completed 56.3 percent of his passes, his lowest percentage of the season.These “bad” games all felt like Ohio State was playing down to its opponents while emphasizing the glaring issues that the team has on defense when it is exploited.Ohio State junior linebacker Malik Harrison (39) and redshirt junior defensive lineman Dre’mont Jones (86) celebrate after Jones recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against Michigan State on Nov. 10. Ohio State won 26-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe good Ohio State teamMichiganRutgersThe final eight minutes against Penn StateUnlike the bad, Ohio State’s good side has not come out very often.The Buckeyes have played a complete game of football twice this season, once against 1-11 Rutgers and the other against the No. 1 defense in the country in Michigan.In both instances, the Ohio State defense played at a high level. Maybe not at the level of the top defenses in the country, but certainly enough to let Haskins run the offense without worry.Ryan Day, either as acting head coach or as offensive coordinator, has made his dent in these games with smart play-calling to exploit the weaknesses in the defenses. Against Michigan, crossing routes took advantage of the man defense, and in the final moments to beat Penn State, Haskins used screen routes to drive 96 yards in fewer than three minutes.The weaknesses against Rutgers were, well, everything, but the Scarlet Knights have played other teams close, including losses by less than one score to Northwestern and Michigan State, as well as a 13-point defeat to the Nittany Lions.Ohio State left no doubt in the 52-3 thrashing of the Scarlet Knights but left plenty in the 27-26 win against Penn State. For 52 minutes, the Buckeyes showed more weaknesses than strengths but brought it together for eight impressive minutes to overcome a 12-point deficit and stay undefeated.But when looking at the competition and overall game play, Ohio State had one game to show what it is capable of doing, and that was against Michigan.The offense showed ability both in the air and on the ground, and the defense brought the most pressure it has since junior defensive end Nick Bosa left with an injury against TCU. The linebacker play was dramatically improved, and, while 39 points is high, over half came in the fourth quarter with the game already in hand.Which Ohio State team will show up against Northwestern?Momentum would say the good one. The Michigan victory was the best Ohio State has looked all season, and the matchup against the Wildcats is of equal importance if the Buckeyes hope to make the playoff.But Northwestern’s ability to make games close could force Ohio State back into its negative tendencies, and it should not be overlooked how much the Buckeyes prepared for the Michigan matchup.Specifically, defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said 364 days of preparation go into that game.Ohio State might have moved on from being the team that lost to Purdue by 29 and took five-win Maryland to overtime. But the Buckeyes might also not be the same team that beat the Wolverines come time for the Big Ten Championship.As has been the case for every game this year, the Ohio State team that shows up on Saturday will be a toss-up. But the Buckeyes are trending up at the right time, and if they can repeat their game from this past week, they have a legitimate chance of making the playoff for the third time in program history. read more

Hurricane Irma packing 175mph winds

first_img Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos, September 5th, 2017 – Providenciales – Hurricane Irma has not even struck any land mass as yet, but she is striking up a whole lot of fear as the storm continues to grow in intensity and makes it way toward so many islands of the Caribbean.  At present, Irma’s wind speeds are up to 175 mph and her trajectory, according to National Hurricane Center model, will send her across Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Inagua and Ragged Island in The Bahamas, along Cuba and the Florida Keys. However the path of Irma has had variations and so forecasters say we have to wait to see what Irma will do once the hurricane interacts with land.  All officials, from every country we have checked in with, are advising residents to take this storm seriously and to be prepared.   By Deandrea Hamilton Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Recommended for youlast_img read more

New event to recycle old pumpkins

first_img November 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom New event to recycle old pumpkins KUSI Newsroom, Posted: November 1, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Councilman Chris Cate and Environmental Services Department are asking people to go green this Halloween by hosting the First-Ever Pumpkin Recycling Event.There will be two places where people can drop off their pumpkins on Friday.The locations are at North Clairemont Recreation Center and Mira Mesa Senior Center from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.The pumpkins must be clean and unpainted. No candles, trash, or décor. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

No Injuries In Small Plane Crash At Lake Hood Strip

first_imgTwo witnesses pulled the pilot from the plane. The pilot was transported to the nearby hospital as a precaution. This is a developing story- details will be posted as they are made available. The name of the pilot has not been released. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Airport Police in Anchorage responded to an experimental aircraft that crashed near Lake Hood Airstrip, on Wednesday Afternoon.center_img Around 4:45 p.m., officers responded to the scene. One person was onboard the experimental Belite clipper aircraft, and according to reports was uninjured in the crash.last_img read more

What You Need To Know For Upcoming Borough Elections

first_imgProposition No. 1General Obligation Bonds to Pay the Local Required Match Portion of the Costs of the Kachemak-Selo New K-12 School (to be voted on by all voters) Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Polls will be open for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Regular Municipal Election on October 2, from 7am to 8pm. Early voting began on September 17. To register to vote in the local election you must be at least 18 years of age registered as a resident of the Kenai Peninsula Borough at least 30 days before the election.,There are three propositions that will be on the upcoming ballot for residents of the Kenai Peninsula for the municipal election on October 2. For Kenai City Council: There are two open seats on the council: Incumbent Bob Molloy will face off with Teea Winger and Robert Peterkin II. For the seats open on the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly: For District 1, K-Beach: incumbent Brent Hibbert is unopposed. For District 6, East Peninsula: incumbent Kenn Carpenter is unopposed For District 9, South Peninsula: incumbent Willy Dunne will face off with Troy Jones of Homer. Board of Education: Three seats are open: One incumbent, Mike Illg of Homer, will go into the election unchallenged. In the Kenai area incumbent Tim Navarre will face off with Matthew Morse to represent District 2 on the board. Proposition No. 1General Obligation Bonds to Pay the Local Required Match Portion of the Costs of the Kachemak-Selo New K-12 School (to be voted on by all voters) The proposed new area of the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area as should “the common boundary line between the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area be moved south by about 15 miles to Barbara Drive in Ninilchik?” For Soldotna City Council: There are three open seats- with three candidates: Two incumbents, Paul Whitney and Justin Ruffridge will retain their seats. Jordan Chilson, filed for the third open seat. The proposed new area of the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area as should “the common boundary line between the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area be moved south by about 15 miles to Barbara Drive in Ninilchik?” To required match for the borough is a $5,450,000 issuance bond for the Kenai Peninsula Borough to pay the local required match portion of the costs of ohe Kachemak-Selo new K-12 School construction project. There are three propositions that will be on the upcoming ballot for residents of the Kenai Peninsula for the municipal election on October 2. Proposition No. 3Expanding the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area to Include the Land South of Kachemak Bay Excluding the City of Seldovia (to be voted on by voters in the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the new proposed area) Proposition No. 2Amending the Code to Move the Common Boundary Between the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area (to be voted on by voters in the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the Proposed new Area) The proposed new southern area of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area will be asked “shall the southern boundary line of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area around Kachemak Bay be moved south?” Proposition No. 3Expanding the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area to Include the Land South of Kachemak Bay Excluding the City of Seldovia (to be voted on by voters in the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the new proposed area) Proposition No. 2Amending the Code to Move the Common Boundary Between the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area (to be voted on by voters in the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the Proposed new Area) The proposed new southern area of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area will be asked “shall the southern boundary line of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area around Kachemak Bay be moved south?” To required match for the borough is a $5,450,000 issuance bond for the Kenai Peninsula Borough to pay the local required match portion of the costs of ohe Kachemak-Selo new K-12 School construction project.last_img read more

Army Embraces Credentialing to Provide Soldiers a Boost during Transition

first_imgParticipation in the Army credentialing program has continued to grow over the past several years, helping soldiers leverage their training and experience for licenses and certifications that will ease their transition into civilian careers.In an effort to boost the employment options for separating personnel, the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) has begun linking credentialing opportunities to every military occupational specialty in the service, reported Army Times. In 2014, about 20,000 soldiers earned credentials in 65 specialties.The Army credentialing program allows personnel to earn government licenses, such as a commercial driver’s license issued by a state government or an FAA license; or a certification from a professional or trade association, such as the American Culinary Federation. The TRADOC initiative provides soldiers a large selection of credentials covering many professional occupations.Under a Department of Transportation initiative already under way, more than 10,000 soldiers and veterans have earned commercial driver’s licenses since it was launched in 2011, the Army announced in November.Soldiers competing for promotion to sergeant or staff sergeant also can earn points for gaining technical certifications, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Internal Docs Show Police Still Focused On Stats to Evaluate Officers

first_imgThe internal email obtained by the AFRO is crisp and to the point. A Baltimore police lieutenant orders subordinates to submit statistics every two hours recounting the number of car stops, warrants and citizen contacts for each officer under their supervision.  It is a demand for an immediate statistical tally of what an officer does, or does not do while on the job.“Starting today, every 2 hours you are to collect stats from each officer” the lieutenant writes.  “If you have an officer that gives you nothing,” the email continues, “then give that officer specific direction of what you need from them.”The email then lists a variety of activities that supervisors should measure and submit for evaluation including checking in on residents on the city’s gun offender registry and initiating field interviews.It’s a document that suggests the Baltimore Police Department has not completely forsaken statistics as a metric for measuring officers.  It’s a controversial strategy tied to past policies like Zero Tolerance that makes some law enforcement experts leery and has been at the heart of the criticism of contemporary policing as far too dependent on numbers.Baltimore police spokesman T.J Smith confirmed the authenticity of the email, but says it is well within the purview of a commanding officer to manage his staff as he or she sees fit.“This was sent by a commander of a shift who has the ability to command his officers in the manner in which he sees appropriate,” Smith told the AFRO in an email.“Officers should be constantly focused, and he is holding them accountable to that. The commander is following up on his direction by asking for information to confirm that his direction is being met.”But other law enforcement experts say the policy hearkens back to statistics driven policing that departs from recent efforts by the department to reconnect with residents, especially in the aftermath of a damning report by the Department of Justice that found the Baltimore police had engaged in discriminatory and unconstitutional tactics.“When your strategy is stat driven, it can separate the officer from the community because policing becomes all about numbers,” said Sgt. Louis Hopson, the lead plaintiff in a landmark civil rights lawsuit against the BPD.“I think it shows that they don’t have a comprehensive city-wide plan to address crime, this is just going back to old dynamics,” Hopson added.Indeed, the memo seems at odds with recent remarks by Police Commissioner Kevin Davis about the department’s long-term strategy. Particularly when he announced the formation of a team focused on targeting repeat offenders. Davis justified the move, in part, by citing an overworked patrol division constantly answering calls for service, a division he characterized as hardly in need of statistical monitoring.But Smith defended the email arguing it does in fact jibe with the direction of the agency, especially the email’s focus on taking guns off the streets.“This commander reiterated the focus- gun offenders (and) wanted persons and activity,” Smith said. “I think this is certainly one of the areas of direction the Commissioner has been focused on.”Some say an emphasis on producing statistics could have unintended consequences. Doug Colbert, law professor at the University of Maryland’s Francis Carey School of Law, said the memo’s ambiguous wording could leave officers confused and prone to generate numbers that don’t always produce the best results.“It’s a poorly worded memo that could be interpreted that command is not pleased with what officers are doing and expect them to do more,” Colbert explained, after reviewing the email.“But they’re not saying we want you to have more conversation with the community, this is more punitive type of law enforcement.”last_img read more

Louisville Postgame Notes vs North Carolina

first_img Louisville is 6-14 in the all-time series with North Carolina, which dates back to 1929. The Cardinals are 4-2 at home against the Tar Heels, including a 2-2 record at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville is 3-5 against North Carolina since joining the ACC. The teams split their regular season series with the road team winning both games.TEAM NOTES Louisville is 143-23 all-time at the KFC Yum! Center, which is in its ninth season as the home for the Cardinals. Through its first 22 games this season, Louisville has produced 43 runs of 8-0 or better, including runs of 9-0 and 8-0 in the second half of Saturday’s game with the Tar Heels. The Cardinals were 7-for-9 from the free throw line setting season lows in both categories. Louisville dropped to 2-3 this season when being outrebounded by its opponent after UNC finished with a 49-32 advantage on the glass. The Cardinals connected on 10-of-29 attempts from three-point range marking the eighth time this season they have made 10 or more trifectas. Louisville has attempted 25 or more three-pointers 11 times this season. UofL had three blocked shots on Saturday extending its streak to 291 consecutive games with a blocked shot.PLAYER NOTES Sutton achieved Louisville-career highs in field goals made (7) and attempted (12) as well as three-pointers attempted (8). Sutton also matched a career high by connecting on four three-pointers. In Louisville’s nine ACC games, Sutton has averaged 12.8 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 59.7 percent (43-for-72) from the field. Saturday marked just the third time this season Sutton has led Louisville in scoring. Sutton has reached double figures in scoring 14 times his two seasons with the Cardinals, including 13 this season. With his eight rebounds against UNC, Sutton has totaled eight or more rebounds in nine games this season, including seven of nine ACC contests. Story Links Dwayne Sutton led the Cardinals with 19 points on Saturday, his highest scoring performance in his two seasons playing for Louisville. Cunningham has reached double figures in scoring 10 times this season. The nine assists marked his second highest total of the season behind only the 11 dimes at Georgia Tech on Jan. 19. Cunningham equaled a season high with his 14 field goal attempts. SERIES NOTES Jordan Nwora registered his 29th career double-figure scoring performance, including the 20th this season after totaling 11 points on Saturday. With his eight points against the Tar Heels, Darius Perry delivered his highest scoring performance in ACC action this season and the most points overall since scoring nine against Robert Morris on Dec. 21, 2018.Print Friendly Version Christen Cunningham finished one assist shy of achieving his first double-double after scoring 15 points and dishing out nine assists against the Tar Heels.last_img read more

Xumo to Go International in 2019 Launch Linear OTT Channels in Six

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Irvine, California-based connected TV startup Xumo is preparing for an international expansion this year: The company plans to launch in France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Brazil and Italy this year, CEO Colin Petrie-Norris told Variety on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Wednesday.For its go-to-market strategy, the company will rely on its existing relationships with TV manufacturers, including LG, Vizio and Hisense. Xumo first partnered with LG in 2016, and has since been curating linear-like channels from video providers like NBC News, Bloomberg and TMZ.These channels are displayed within the traditional programming guide of a LG TV, allowing viewers to seamlessly channel surf from broadcast TV to online video programming. An expansion to Europe is especially interesting for the company because of the strength of terrestrial broadcasting on the continent, said Petrie-Norris. Popular on Variety center_img Many of the channels are compiled on the fly, with Xumo dynamically pulling videos and ads to create a lean-back experience. Petrie-Norris said that the company was making extensive use of algorithms to generate new programming every day, allowing the company to rely on just 3 editors for all of its channels.In addition to being integrated into smart TVs made by LG and other vendors, Xumo is also operating its own apps, and powering some of the content ingested into the Roku Channel. Thanks to a growing catalog of Hollywood movies and other ad-supported content, the company has seen its per-device viewing metrics multiply by 4x last year, said Petrie-Norris: “Ad supported video has reached an inflection point.”last_img read more

Sleep disorders may increase risk of stroke

first_imgThe findings suggest that people who have had a stroke or a mini-stroke, called a transient ischemic attack, be screened for sleep disorders. “Although sleep disorders are common after a stroke, very few stroke patients are tested for them,” said study author Dirk Hermann from University Hospital Essen in Germany. “The results of our review show that should change, as people with sleep disorders may be more likely to have another stroke or other negative outcomes than people without sleep problems, such as having to go to a nursing home after leaving the hospital,” Hermann noted. The findings, published online in the journal Neurology, are based on a literature review. For the literature review, the researchers examined dozens of studies that looked at the link between sleep disturbances and stroke. Sleep disorders generally fall into two categories – sleep breathing problems and sleep-wake disorders. Sleep breathing problems like sleep apnea disrupt breathing while asleep. Sleep-wake disorders like insomnia and restless leg syndrome affect the amount of time spent asleep.The review found evidence linking sleep breathing problems with stroke risk and recovery. Sleep-wake disorders may also increase stroke risk and harm recovery, although there is less evidence to prove so, the researchers said.last_img read more

CrowdCall App Revolutionizes Conference Calling

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free March 5, 2013 No assembly required: Randy Adams’ CrowdCall streamlines group calling.Photo © David Fentoncenter_img SocialDial was a simple idea: an app that would call contacts through their LinkedIn profiles, without users having to know the phone number. But a few months and 50,000 downloads after the app’s 2011 launch, SocialDial co-founder Randy Adams and his partners realized that a group-calling option that was “buried under two or three layers of menus” was being used far more than any other feature.The popularity of that feature led the team to ditch the original service and launch CrowdCall, a specialized conference-calling app available for iOS and Android smartphones and the web. Instead of scheduling a dial-in line, e-mailing all parties involved and then hoping everyone calls at the appointed time, CrowdCall’s interface lets users choose up to 20 participants from their contacts list and LinkedIn connections and dial them immediately (assuming the contacts have added their phone number to their LinkedIn profiles). When participants answer, they simply push “1” to enter the conference–they don’t even need to have the app to participate.The pivot worked. Approximately three months after the mobile launch last spring, roughly 100,000 people were using the app on a weekly basis. The majority of users were taking advantage of the free version (limited to 500 minutes per month). Revenue from sales of premium versions–priced at $9.99 for 1,000 minutes per month; $49.99 for 10,000 minutes; or $99.99 for unlimited calling–reached nearly $100,000 about four months after launch. Adams’ CrowdCall is now used for some 30,000 calls in the U.S. per month.The app has a mix of commercial and consumer users, but one feature in particular makes it attractive to small businesses. Because the call originator controls invitations, unauthorized participants can’t use dial-in information to access the call, providing a measure of security when discussing sensitive information.Word-of-mouth has been the app’s growth driver–each time someone receives a CrowdCall, that person become a potential customer. “We haven’t spent a dime trying to acquire users,” Adams says.So far the company has raised more than $1 million to launch the app and is working on acquiring $5 million in venture funding, which it hopes to close by the end of the year. That money will be used to build out infrastructure, including an investment in servers to better handle overwhelming demand.Sounds like a good call. 2 min read This story appears in the February 2013 issue of . Subscribe »last_img read more