a month agoRangers boss Gerrard: I don’t bother with Heskey interviews

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard: I don’t bother with Heskey interviewsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard is unhappy with former Liverpool teammate Emile Heskey after comments on his managerial credentials.Heskey suggested this week that it was easier for Gerrard and fellow managers to land a top job because of his skin colour.Ahead of his side’s Europa League clash with Feyenoord, Gerrard delivered a withering response to his former teammate.“I don’t have anything to say on that. I don’t really look out for any interviews that Emile Heskey does,” the Rangers boss said.Gerrard and Heskey played together for club and country and were part of the Liverpool side that won the treble in 2001. last_img read more

Early Success from State Of Emergency

first_img “Our operations are only as good as the intelligence that drives them.  We urge persons to use the JDF tip hotline, 837-8888 to call and tell us what you know about criminal activities in your communities,” he added. Colonel General Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Colonel Daniel Pryce, says there are encouraging results from the Public State of Emergency in  St. James, which was declared by Prime Minister , the Most. Hon. Andrew Holness on Thursday, January 18. He called for community support in providing intelligence, noting that the JDF will be putting out bulletins and social media products about the gang members, criminals, lotto scammers and other wanted men “so that they can no longer feel that St. James is a safe haven.” At a media briefing on Saturday morning (January 20) at Burke Barracks in Montego Bay, Colonel Pryce said within the first 24 hours of operations, one Kalashnikov rifle and six live rounds were seized in Flanker. The high-powered weapon, he said, is suspected to have been used in a recent killing in the parish and will undergo ballistic and forensic testing to determine its history. Colonel General Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Colonel Daniel Pryce, says there are encouraging results from the Public State of Emergency in  St. James, which was declared by Prime Minister , the Most. Hon. Andrew Holness on Thursday, January 18.At a media briefing on Saturday morning (January 20) at Burke Barracks in Montego Bay, Colonel Pryce said within the first 24 hours of operations, one Kalashnikov rifle and six live rounds were seized in Flanker.The high-powered weapon, he said, is suspected to have been used in a recent killing in the parish and will undergo ballistic and forensic testing to determine its history.He further informed that eight members of the Sparta gang, who were wanted for murder and other gun-related crimes, were arrested in Flanker.He added that on Friday (Jan. 19), 15 persons were arrested in connection with the illegal purchase and sale of petrol in Freeport.“Over 5000 litres of diesel and petrol, which were being sold from five illegal, makeshift, petrol distribution points, were also seized in that operation,” he informed.Colonel Pryce said the JDF will continue with targeted operations, vehicle checks, cordon and searches, patrols and snap raids to put pressure on the gangs and restore peace to St. James.He called for community support in providing intelligence, noting that the JDF will be putting out bulletins and social media products about the gang members, criminals, lotto scammers and other wanted men “so that they can no longer feel that St. James is a safe haven.”“Our operations are only as good as the intelligence that drives them.  We urge persons to use the JDF tip hotline, 837-8888 to call and tell us what you know about criminal activities in your communities,” he said.center_img Story Highlights He noted that the hotline is manned by soldiers on a 24-hour basis and offers convenience and more importantly, confidentiality.Colonel Pryce said that while he is mindful that law-abiding citizens of St. James may have concerns about the high concentration of soldiers and police in the parish, members of the security forces are trained to be professional in executing their duties and will give due regards to human rights and the dignity of all persons.He urged citizens to get acquainted with the regulations and requirements governing the State of Emergency in order for them “to easily and conveniently transit the area as they go about their lawful business.”He reiterated specific guidelines for closing hours for all businesses in St. James, which he said must be observed as violators will be prosecuted.Under the State of Public Emergency, all clubs and fast food outlets  must be closed by midnight; all service stations by 10:00 pm; bars and taverns are to be closed by 9:00 pm; cook shops and haberdasheries by 7:00 p m; and hangouts and corner shops by 6:00 pm.last_img read more

Airbus Bombardier plan for long C Series partnership despite takeout clause

first_imgMONTREAL – Airbus and Bombardier plan to remain strategic partners on the C Series program even after the European aerospace giant is able to buy out its minority partners, the chief executives of both companies said Friday.According to terms of the deal announced Monday, Airbus has the option to buy out Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) in about seven years, and the Quebec government in 2023.Following a joint appearance with Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare at the Montreal Board of Trade, Airbus CEO Tom Enders said that’s not the company’s plan.“We have no intention to buy out the others because we know they are great partners and if they want to stay on the journey going forward they are very welcome to that,” he told reporters.He said the priority is to close the deal next year that gives Airbus majority control, build a second assembly line in Alabama, sell more aircraft and make the program a huge success.Bellemare said the Montreal-based company also intends to remain a part of the program, but even if that should change, the agreement ensures that the program will continue to support jobs in Canada until 2041.“The best guarantee of jobs is to perform,” he said.Bellemare said Airbus’ support will assuage customers who were worried about the future of the C Series.He said the result will be many more sales that will benefit Bombardier’s Mirabel, Que., production facility even though a second assembly line will be built in Alabama.Bellemare reacted forcefully to questions about Airbus not paying any cash for the transaction.“The point is it’s not coming from dollars, it’s coming from the value that they bring to the program and that is the reason why the value of this program will more than double,” he told reporters.The aerospace executives and Premier Philippe Couillard travelled to Mirabel to speak with Bombardier employees, who gave Enders a hearty welcome.Bombardier executive chairman Pierre Beaudoin, who guided the launch of the C Series and its costly development for US$5.4 billion, said the company’s founding family isn’t in mourning over the sale of a majority stake in the program to Airbus.During a brief interview with The Canadian Press Friday in Mirabel, he said the Quebec company had found in Airbus a partner that would allow to achieve the “total success” of the program.Union representative Dave Chartrand said employees are concerned about the potential negative impact of a second production line in the U.S., but view the partnership with Airbus as the best move to secure the program’s future.“I wish Bombardier on its own could have become a third world player, could have competed with these two giants in the aerospace industry, could have sold 3,000 airplanes. But there’s a difference between your heart and your head,” he said in an interview.Earlier, Enders told business leaders that he expects Boeing won’t give up easily after launching a trade action with the U.S. government against the C Series that has resulted in 300 per cent preliminary duties on imports.“The B guys will certainly throw everything into our way they can figure so the coming months might be a little bit rough and tough but we’ve seen that before,” he said.Ultimately he said the C Series will weather the challenge and prevail, but the partnership will change the global aerospace industry.“There is no doubt we are throwing a big stone into the global aerospace industry pond and there are ripples and there will be new alliances formed as a reaction to it, new products being launched,” he said.“My philosophy is it’s much better to be proactive and throw the first stone into the pond than reacting to the initiatives of others.”Enders added that Canadians have nothing to fear from Airbus, saying the company will add to Montreal’s large aerospace cluster and provide more opportunities for local suppliers, universities and aerospace training schools.“We’re not taking anything away here,” he said, adding that he knows there are concerns by some members of the public.“If anything we will add, we will add to Canada, we will add to the success of the Canadian aerospace industry, Bombardier and suppliers and certainly we will add to the world-wide success of Airbus.”He said Airbus already has a presence in Canada, employing about 2,000 people and working with suppliers that generate about $1 billion of business.Enders said Airbus’ designation of Canada as its fifth home country opens the door to it growing its Canadian presence in the military, space and helicopter sectors of its business.Airbus’ supporters in Alabama are already lobbying in Washington to show how the partnership will create U.S. jobs.“That’s what President Trump wants. More jobs in America, so how can you be against that?”— With files from Julien Arsenault in Mirabel, Que.last_img read more

Highway 29 closed at the Cache Creek Bridge

first_imgAccording to witnesses in the area, the highway is closed in both directions and could be closed until sometime Sunday afternoon.  At this point, the Ministry of Transportation and Drivebc.ca have not provided any updates on this collision.#BCHwy29N Reports of a closure due to a vehicle incident on Cache Creek Bridge near #FortStJohnBC. Crews are en route. Assessment in progress.— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) July 28, 2019Witnesses tell us the collision is between a motorcycle and another vehicle.  We have not been told the condition of anyone in the collision.If you’re in the area, let us know what you see, email news@moosefm.ca UPDATE as of 2:30 p.m. – The highway is open in both directions.UPDATE as of 1:30 p.m. – Highway 29 is closed, in both directions. Vehicle incident between Watson Rd and Thompson Rd (17 km north of Halfway Rest Area). Road closed. Assessment in progress. Expected to open within the hour. Next update time Sun Jul 28 at 2:30 PM MST. Last updated Sun Jul 28 at 1:25 PM MST. (DBC-10473)FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Highway 29 is closed in both directions due to a collision near the Cache Creek Bridge.last_img read more

`1,200 crore Defence Ministry contract for Tata Power SED

first_imgNew Delhi: Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) has bagged a Rs 1,200 crore contract from the defence ministry for supply of ship-borne 3D Air Surveillance Radars.Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division has signed a deal with the Ministry of Defence to supply 23 ship-borne 3D Air Surveillance Radars to the Indian Navy over the next 10 years, a Tata Power statement said Friday. The contract was signed under the Buy & Make (India) category of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2013 that will be offering the Indian Navy a proven solution, with a production arrangement in India under Transfer of Technology (ToT). The contract will be executed by Tata Power SED as the prime contractor with foreign OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partner Indra Sistemas, Spain. Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) has entered into a share purchase agreement with Tata Power to buy Tata Power SED, subject to regulatory and other approvals.last_img read more

Clippers outslug Indians salvage seasonopening split

The Columbus Clippers finished off their season-opening series against the Indianapolis Indians with another impressive offensive performance, winning 9-4.Brian Buscher led the offensive output with three hits, an intentional walk, an RBI and one run scored.Yohan Pino earned a win in his first start of the season. Pino allowed six hits through five innings with five strikeouts and one walk.“I feel good about our starting pitching,” Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “Some of the conditions the first few games had some things to do with the offensive numbers that were put up, but I think the last two nights, the ballpark played the way it’s going to play for the rest of the year. We used the bullpen more than we would’ve liked to, but we made it through so far, and we’ll come back tomorrow and get after it again.”Carlos Santana homered in the first inning to put the Clippers up 1-0. Santana’s home run was his fourth in the first four games of the season. The Indians came back with two runs in the fourth inning. Steven Pearce hit a triple to start the rally. Neil Walker and Luke Carlin both had RBI singles to give the Indians a 2-1 lead.The Clippers responded in the bottom of the fifth inning with two runs to regain the lead. Buscher started the inning with a double, and scored on a single by Damaso Espino. After Jose Constanza hit a double to send the runners to second and third base, Trevor Crowe hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Espino.Frank Herrmann entered in relief for the Clippers in the sixth inning. Herrmann pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk. He displayed a very strong arm, at one point reaching 98 mph on the radar. “Herrmann came in with a 3-2 lead, any time you can come in and put up zeros it really gets us back into the dugout ready to add on to the lead, which we did in the seventh inning,” Sarbaugh said.The Clippers blew the game wide open in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring six more runs as they batted around the order. The Indians went through three pitchers in the seventh inning, allowing six hits, a walk and an error in relief pitcher Steven Jackson.Carlton Smith pitched the eighth inning for the Clippers, allowing one hit but holding the Indians to no runs.Jess Todd pitched the ninth inning, giving up three hits and two runs, one unearned.The Clippers scored 41 runs in the four games. They entered Sunday’s game leading the International League in batting average, runs, hits, RBIs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.“I think we have a good offensive club, and at the same time, field conditions helped us out the first couple nights,” left fielder Trevor Crowe said. “We’ve been getting good pitches to hit and hitting them well.”The Clippers showed some explosiveness with a 17-4 win over Indianapolis on Thursday night. Carlos Santana showed why he is considered a top prospect with four hits, including two home runs and four RBIs.On Friday, the Clippers and Indians broke the record of most home runs in one game at Huntington Park. The teams combined for nine home runs, nearly doubling the previous record of five. The Clippers lost the game 14-12.On Saturday, the Clippers fell to the Indians 4-3. A 3-3 tie was broken in the top of the eighth inning when Brandon Moss hit a solo home run to take the lead. The Indians held off the Clippers for the final two innings and earned the win.The Clippers continue their homestand Monday against the Louisville Bats. Louisville is off to a 3-1 start after defeating the Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday. read more

Opinion Thad Matta basketball tree evident with Boston Celtics

Coach Thad Matta calls to players. Lantern file photoThe talk of this summer’s NBA free agent frenzy has been all about LeBron James coming back to Ohio to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, another reunion of sorts is taking place elsewhere — and it isn’t in Ohio.The Boston Celtics brought in former Ohio State Buckeye forward Evan Turner on Monday to improve a young roster with a young coach. That coach, Brad Stevens, also has an interesting tie to OSU.Stevens coached under current Buckeye coach Thad Matta while Matta was the head man at Butler University. Stevens went on to take the same position and led the Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA Championship Games, but fell short in both.Now, Turner joins Stevens and fellow Buckeye forward Jared Sullinger, who could have played with Turner had the 2010 No. 2 overall pick not bolted for the NBA following his junior year.The Matta player/coaching tree can be felt all over the league as Turner leaves a team in Indiana that included another Matta star, forward David West. West won the Associated Press Player of the Year under Matta at Xavier in 2003 as Turner did in 2010 for the Buckeyes.So what’s next for Turner as he joins his third team in two years? Hopefully a bigger role than he had in Indiana.When Turner was dealt to the Pacers in February, he was on pace for a career year as he was averaging 17.4 points per game and six rebounds per game in 54 games with Philadelphia.Once he arrived in Indiana, though, he was reduced to a reserve role and averaged just 7.1 points per appearance, starting just two games as a Pacer.Turner will now be coached by a Matta disciple and, with any luck, will be able to jumpstart his career. His learning curve will likely be reduced as Stevens’ terminology and schemes almost certainly mirror what Matta taught at OSU.If Turner should need any guidance other than that of his coach, he needs to look no further than Sullinger, who has gone through just as much adversity as Turner.Sullinger, who dominated the Big Ten with his strong frame, was thought to be undersized and injury-prone coming out of OSU, causing him to drop to the No. 21 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.Despite suffering a season-ending back injury during his rookie year, Sullinger was able to bounce back during his sophomore season by more than doubling his points per game average from 6.0 in 2012-13 to 13.3 last season.His coach during his second season? First-year NBA coach Brad Stevens.With the Turner, Sullinger and Stevens trio in Boston, I look for the two former Buckeyes to turn into leaders on a team that only includes three players over the age of 30 and maybe even make the now wide-open Eastern Conference that much more interesting. read more

Stop and Searches by police

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 24, 2017 – Police have been actively conducting stop and search operations this week and today, one near the Venetian Round about sparked reaction.  Residents reported to Magnetic Media on the strong presence of the Police Force and actually commended the tactical unit and those who would have arranged the operations for an assertive Police presence.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

Official Southampton sack coach Mark Hughes

first_imgSouthampton have announced the dismissal of Mark Hughes as manager after just eight months in the dugoutThe Manchester United legend was recruited by Southampton on March 14 and helped them avoid relegation from the Premier League last season.Afterwards, Hughes was awarded a three-year contract to continue coaching the club he once played for himself.But the Saints’ 2-2 draw with United in the Premier League on Saturday proved to be Hughes’ final game in charge with the club only 18th in the table.“Southampton Football Club can today confirm it has parted company with First Team Manager Mark Hughes,” read a statement on the club website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already underway.”Hughes’ assistants, Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, have also departed the south coast.The Welshman has now been fired twice in the space of a year following his dismissal from Stoke City in January.Southampton, who have only won once in the Premier League this term, will next face Tottenham away on Wednesday at Wembley.last_img read more

Sewage runoff from Tijuana River forces beach closure in Imperial Beach

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom February 11, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) — Sewage-contaminated runoff from the Tijuana River forced beach closures near the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday.The shoreline from the border to the northern boundary of the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife refuge was closed after testing showed unsafe water quality, according to the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health.Officials also issued a precautionary advisory for the beach from the slough boundary to Carnation Avenue in Imperial Beach.The closure and advisory will remain in place until testing confirms water quality meets health standards, the agency said.The unhealthy water quality comes after a Friday morning incident in which a partial power failure at a treatment facility in Tijuana allowed an estimated 560,000 gallons of water to flow through the Tijuana River across the border unhindered, according to the International Boundary and Water Commission.Officials sample the water quality in the area weekly, the environmental health department said, and sewage from the Tijuana River frequently results in closures during the winter rainy season. Sewage runoff from Tijuana River forces beach closure in Imperial Beachlast_img read more

FDA approves new cannabis based drug to treat epilepsy

first_img June 28, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Lauren Phinney, Posted: June 28, 2018 FDA approves new cannabis based drug to treat epilepsycenter_img Updated: 8:56 AM 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) – The FDA has approved a cannabis based drug to treat epilepsy. Dr. Jerry Shih, Director of Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at UCSD, was in studio to tell KUSI’s Lauren Phinney all about the new drug and an event taking place this weekend designed to raise awareness.LOKK for Epilepsy (dedicated to LOKK Legal) is a San Diego based non-profit organization founded by the family and friends of Koorosh Khashayar and we are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for epilepsy research. Our critical mission is to find a cure for Epilepsy, not just control the seizures, to find a cure for this disorder and to prevail over the challenges that effect so many people each day from experiencing a full life. We will do this through educating and funding research to accelerate treatment.Koorosh Khashayar (owner of LOKK Legal, a San Diego based Law firm) passed away (on September 6, 2015) at the age of 32, from a seizure. He was a pillar of his community and a successful young attorney. Koorosh was an amazing man who worked hard to help the people in his community. He not only donated funds to great causes (Miracle Babies, Susan G. Komen for Breast Cancer, Big Brother/Big Sister of San Diego and many more) , but he also volunteered his free time to feed the homeless at the Urban Angels in San Diego and walked the 60 miles to support the Susan G. Komen foundation’s 3-Day walk for breast cancer awareness numerous times.Koorosh was a man to be admired, who held a high regard for helping others, and he was taken from us too soon. Koorosh was diagnosed with Epilepsy after he had his first seizure when he was only 17 years old. This is when Koorosh and his family began to understand the frustrations of dealing with this disease. The lack of information, funding and research, the lack of actual knowledge about the medication prescribed by doctors, and ongoing testing of multiple medications was alarming. Koorosh was put on different medications and treated by multiple doctors in many cities across California, from Stanford to the University of San Francisco, to San Diego. None of these doctors or medications succeeded in curing his Epilepsy, they only went to attempt to control the seizures. The medications he took (and all epileptic patients take) only reduce the likelihood of a seizure but do not provide a cure. He and his family were very frustrated over the years being told by many doctors that he would be living with this forever, and continue to take various medications, each with their own side effects.Koorosh lived a great life, he did not let this effect how he lived, loved and cared for everyone he encountered. Most of the people that knew him did not know what he was dealing with on a day to day basis. He was very proud and did not want any sympathy, he wanted to be the one who helped others. He was full of life and his family and friends want to ensure the frustration and loss that they have experienced does not affect others. This is why this foundation has been formed, to get the word out, to get the needed funding to finally find a cure for Epilepsy. Browse the Lokk 4 Epilepsy web site to learn more about us and our goals to find a cure for epilepsy. Lauren Phinney last_img read more

Alaska Legislature Urges Feds To Rethink Marijuana Stance

first_imgThe resolution also asks the federal government to respect the state’s authority to regulate the use, production and distribution of marijuana in Alaska. The House voted 37-0 Monday to accept changes made by the Senate. The Senate passed the resolution unanimously earlier in April. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution urging the federal government to reconsider its listing of marijuana as a controlled substance.center_img Alaska voters in 2014 approved legalizing recreational use of marijuana by those 21 and older. Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level.last_img read more

President Will Not Shutter Guantánamo Prison Unilaterally Report Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Obama administration is not planning to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay through an executive order, making it extremely unlikely President Obama will be able to fulfill his 2008 campaign pledge to shutter the prison before leaving office.White House officials considered the possibility of breaching Congress’ ban on relocating the facility’s remaining prisoners to the United States, but did not find a robust legal avenue to pursue, a source told Reuters.“It was just deemed too difficult to get through all of the hurdles that they would need to get through, and the level of support they were likely to receive on it was thought to be too low to generate such controversy, particularly at a sensitive [time] in an election cycle,” the source said.While the White House has dropped the idea of shuttering the prison unilaterally, Obama could change his mind. Barring executive action, though, the president would need to convince Congress to overturn its ban on closing the prison in order to fulfill his campaign pledge.The White House probably won’t rule out the use of an executive order publicly so as to keep pressure on DOD to approve the release of prisoners who have been accepted by other countries, according to the story. The number of Guantánamo detainees has fallen to 80 now, the lowest since it was opened.Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), who represents Fort Leavenworth, one of the sites the Pentagon evaluated as a candidate to house the detainees, applauded the report.“Finally, President Obama has abandoned the notion of using an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center — this type of order would have been illegal and unconstitutional,” Jenkins said in a written statement. “Both the American people and Congress have repeatedly and consistently stated that the detention center should be kept open and must be kept open to protect America’s national security.”last_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK 5 Things That Happened At Last Weeks Meeting

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at the Wilmington School Committee Meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2019:#1) Middle School Program Of Studies: The Wilmington School Committee unanimously approved the 2019-2020 Middle School’s Program of Studies.“For the most part, the program is unchanged from last year, with one large exception,” said Interim Middle School Principal Kevin Welch. “The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education just adopted new standards in social studies, which include pretty drastic changes to the Middle School history curriculum, mainly an 8th grade civics program.”The Middle School is working with its textbook vendors to pilot a civics program for 8th graders next year. Once the pilot’s details are finalized, the program of studies will be updated to reflect the addition of the civics curriculum for 8th graders. The School Committee will receive an update and vote on its inclusion in the program of studies in the near future.Welch also noted that Assistant Principal Quirk and Assistant Superintendent Reagan were leading a group of teachers who were taking a “deeper look” into making changes to the Program of Studies after the 2019-2020 school year.#2) WEF Curriculum Grants: The School Committee unanimously accepted a donation of Wilmington Educational Foundation’s Curriculum Grants in the total amount of nearly $4,915. Grant recipients included: Samantha Prindeville, Michael Ferrara, Diana Hill, Michelle Kurchian, Charlotte King, Lauren Dicker, Kristin Russo, Katelyn Scarfo, Teressa Pietro, and Joanne Veliz.#3) Coordinated Program Review Progress Report: Assistant Superintendent Brian Reagan updated the School Committee on the progress the district has made towards it Coordinated Program Review. The district has made progress in several areas concerning special education and students’ civil rights, including meeting the state-mandated indicators in student discipline, institutional self-evaluation, bullying intervention & prevention, transfer of parental rights at age of majority, determination of specific learning disabilities, and determination of transition services. The district is on pace to meet the two outstanding indicators by their deadlines.#4) Financial Report Audit: The School Committee reviewed its End Of Fisccal Year Financial Report Audit. Roselli, Clark & Associates — the accountant firm — only flagged one compliance issue.“For municipal expenditures that result in services directly related to the school committee, obtain a copy of the written agreement between the School Committee and municipal officials documenting agreed upon methodologies to be used when allocating municipal expenditures to the district and test the amounts of reported using the methodologies.”Assistant Superintendent Paul Ruggiero explained that such a written agreement between the school-side and town-side has never existed.#5) School Committee Reorganization: After a thorough discussion, the School Committee left it unresolved as to whether it should hold its annual reorganization (vote for Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary) before or after the Town Election. The reorganization is traditionally held the meeting following the Town Election, but current members are concerned the two new members may not feel comfortable voting in the reorganization. Additionally, for the first time in recent memory, the School Committee won’t have a chair leading into its meeting on May 8 as Chair Julie Broussard is not seeking re-election at the April 27 Town Election. Committee members decided to table discussion as member MJ Byrnes was absent.Watch the meeting, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”NEW ROLES FOR 3 FAMILIAR EDUCATORS: Shelia Burke, Leanne Ebert & Kevin Welch Named To Leadership PositionsIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s MeetingIn “Education”last_img read more

Dronedropping Amazon blimp isnt coming for your soul

first_img Post a comment CNET may get a commission from retail offers. To further confirm the origin of the footage, Zozi posted a view of the video in process, showing the skeleton of the CGI blimp. The idea isn’t too far-fetched. Amazon patent images uncovered in 2016 revealed an idea for a airship that could host delivery drones. Zozi also took inspiration for the blimp’s design from Lockheed Martin’s P-791 hybrid air vehicle. The video was timed well for April Fools’ Day festivities. The imaginary Amazon blimp looks like it could star in an episode of Black Mirror, but rest assured the Prime-powered robo-apocalypse has not actually arrived. Yet.  19 Photos ドローンで配送するという話があったけど、もう始まってたんだな。もっと先の話かと思ってた。There was a talk about delivery by drone, but it had already started. I thought it was a story ahead.#エイプリルフール #zozi撮影 pic.twitter.com/hFrmGOKwof— zozi(厳島神社の人) (@zozi009) March 31, 2019 See it April Fools’ products: These wacky goods aren’t jokes, believe it or not Amazon Drones Share your voice $39 Amazon Fire TV Stick 0 Enlarge ImageAmazon has been exploring the idea of delivering packaging by drone, but it has yet to launch a giant mothership blimp. Amazon Creepy. Dystopian. Needs to be stopped. Twitter users had a lot to say about a video making the rounds this week showing a massive Amazon-branded blimp dropping delivery drones from its belly.But we don’t have to fear a sudden and ominous shadow floating in from overhead bearing boxes stuffed with Fire TV Sticks, drawstring trash bags and Crocs. The video appears to have originated on Sunday with a Twitter user named Zozi who creates CGI videos. Review • Amazon Fire TV Stick updated review: No longer the sharpest stick in the stream 午後のネタバレ。信じてる人は皆無だろうけど一応。thetaVでHDRI作ってそのままライティングした。後ろに余計なものも入れてみたけどあまり気づかれてない模様。 pic.twitter.com/o4P8z5agz9— zozi(厳島神社の人) (@zozi009) April 1, 2019 Tags Online Mentioned Above Amazon Fire TV Sticklast_img read more

This study of 81469 adults links red meat with increased risk of

first_img The Impossible Burger gets a beefy upgrade at CES 2019 Scientists have a bone to pick with red meat. Alexander Spitari/Getty Images We’ve spent a lot of time here at CNET testing the faux meat patties from Impossible Burger and the new pea-rice-bean concoction of Beyond Burger. As it turns out, we might have been doing our bodies a favor. New research, published in the journal The BMJ on Wednesday, shows that increasing red meat consumption is associated with a higher risk of death.Red meat, such as beef, lamb and pork, and processed meats, like sausages and bacon, have been linked with a higher incidence of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. For instance, a recent report from the World Cancer Research Fund suggests that processed meats increase the risk of bowel cancer. The evidence is clearly mounting for lowering consumption of red meat, making it one part of a balanced diet. Share your voice Comments Tags 4:46 This crazy military meat could change how you eat (pictures)center_img Now playing: Watch this: 24 Photos The new study, conducted by researchers in the US and China, looked at changes in red meat intake of middle-aged adults. A previous study, by the same research group, showed red meats and processed meat may contribute to an early death — suggesting the risk could be raised by up to 13%. The researchers followed over 53,000 female nurses and almost 28,000 male health professionals for a period of eight years, and every four years, they would complete a questionnaire asking how often they ate each food of a standard portion size in the previous year. Over the course of the study, 14,019 people died of heart disease, cancer, lung disease or neurodegenerative conditions. Once the team adjusted for age, it saw that increasing red meat intake by three and a half servings a week over an eight-year period resulted in a 10% higher risk of death in the following eight years. The authors suggest that red meat might accelerate processes leading to heart disease, lung disease or dementia because they are high in saturated fat, cholesterol, salt and heme iron.Notably, switching out a serving of red meat each day for a serving of fish was linked with a 17% lower risk of death. “This new study adds important fuel to the fire on the danger of red meat consumption,” said Brian Morris, emeritus professor in the school of medical sciences at the University of Sydney. “But the good news is that if people switch to non-meat sources of protein they can substantially reduce their risk of common diseases of ageing and premature death.”An important factor in the study is that the researchers looked at the change in consumption over time, rather than actual intake of red meat. It also did not take into account the reasons for increasing or decreasing red meat consumption in the time period, which may itself affect lifestyle choices and lead to increasing mortality. The participants were white, middle-aged health professionals, making it hard to draw wider conclusions about the effect of changing intake in other populations. The authors also make it clear that, as in previous studies, it is only an observational study and can not establish cause. At the very least, the evidence is swinging in favor of replacing red meat with a different protein source.”We are not yet sure of the relative merits of reducing red and processed meat compared with increasing plant-based foods,” said nutritionist and University of New South Wales visiting fellow Rosemary Stanton. “However this study adds to the evidence that such changes in dietary patterns show benefits.” 5 Sci-Techlast_img read more

SpiderMan Far From Home early reactions Perfect Endgame epilogue

first_imgYou really need to have X-ray vision (sorry, wrong universe) to find some negative remarks or constructive criticism. Angie J. Han of Mashable suggested the film “could maybe have gone a bit harder on (Peter’s) emotional arc.” I saw Spider-Man: Far From Home last night – it’s pretty much the perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue – reminding us that the MCU goes on in a joyous, emotionally fulfilling ride. #SpiderManFarFromHome— Sean Keane (@SpectacularSean) June 19, 2019 Davis also urged viewers to stay through the film’s closing credits for a couple of “brilliant sequences.” Other critics echoed similar thoughts. Writer Mike Ryan notes that the film explains the post-Endgame universe in a clever way. Spider-Man is about to swing back on screen. Jay Maidment It’s almost summer, and Peter Parker is going on vacation. Spider-Man: Far From Home opens soon, and the embargo on social media reactions lifted Wednesday afternoon. The film doesn’t open until next month, but it’s already looking good for those who are still in Marvel withdrawal after Avengers: Endgame.CNET’s Sean Keane called the film “pretty much the perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue — reminding us that the MCU goes on in a joyous, emotionally fulfilling ride.” I love that #SpiderManFarFromHome is all sleight-of-hand. It begs to be seen multiple times. pic.twitter.com/nwIX24L8WH— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) June 19, 2019 #SpiderManFarFromHome! What a fun, solid sequel. Tom Holland so incredibly charming, will watch him in any/all things. Jake Gyllenhaal gets way more to do than expected, clearly had a ball doing it. Also still loving Zendaya’s MJ.— Kara Warner (@karawarner) June 19, 2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home opens July 2 in the US and UK, and July 4 in Australia. #SpiderManFarFromHome: B-/C+. If you loved the teen-centric stuff in Homecoming, there’s more where that came from. Some of the comedy falls flat, but this film has A LOT going on – ultimately beneficial because it mostly distracts from stuff that doesn’t land quite as well. pic.twitter.com/1wVMyT5bv9— Ben Pearson (@benpears) June 19, 2019 Originally published June 19, 2:38 p.m. PT. Update, 3:23 p.m. PT: Adds more reactions.  Better see if your theater offers some kind of season-ticket plan, because many critics note that this is the kind of film that should be seen more than once. Singer Zendaya also earned praise for her role as MJ. “Zendaya’s MJ is just as cool as Shuri,” wrote Brian Truitt, referring, of course, to Black Panther’s tech genius sister. TV and Movies absolutely loved #SpiderManFarFromHome. Captures the spirit of the comics and mixes in some amazing movie magic. The second the film ended I wanted to watch it again. #JakeGyllenhaal is fantastic as Mysterio. pic.twitter.com/4ZYaS0L8mf— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 19, 2019 Share your voice Didn’t LOVE #SpiderManFarFromHome as much as Homecoming but it’s still a rad take on bearing the weight of great expectations and a fun ode to teen romance. Tom Holland continues to be amazing, Zendaya’s MJ is just as cool as Shuri and Jake G’s an inspired choice for Mysterio. pic.twitter.com/nnu7BPjcFO— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) June 19, 2019 #FarFromHome non spoiler thoughts: most comic booky movie marvel has put out. Second and third acts are outstanding. The two post credit sequences are going to stick in my brain for a L O N G time. I cannot wait to see this movie at least three more times.— Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers) June 19, 2019 Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chattycenter_img FAR FROM HOME has dethroned Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 & is now favorite Spider-Man film.What’s insane is that I can’t even tell u why I’m so in love with this film because it would be a spoiler.Gyllenhaal is incredible. Holland re-confirms as the best Spidey to date. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/pbynxYIEyQ— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) June 19, 2019 #SpiderManFarFromHome is the coda we needed after Endgame, a glimpse of how the world looks now that the dust has settled. Could maybe have gone a bit harder on P’s emotional arc, but bursting with warmth and humor and awkward teen romance. 💕 Also: Jake G = perfect casting.— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) June 19, 2019 Brandon Davis, of CNET sister site ComicBook.com, also raved about the film, teasing that it’s “huge in itself and for the future of the MCU in the most surprising ways.” I can’t stress this enough: stay all the way through the credits for #FarFromHome!!! There’s a couple of brilliant sequences waiting for you!Dodge #SpiderMan spoilers as best you can!! pic.twitter.com/vhiJcMwzF1— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) June 19, 2019 Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit 1 32 Photos A reaction tweet: #SpiderManFarFromHome is wonderful. It’s funny and clever and filled with smart twists. (It also made me have incredibly visceral memories of class trips of yore.) I didn’t leave the theater sad! I am not worried about superheroes’ emotional states! Zendaya!!— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) June 19, 2019 Sphero Spider-Man #SpiderMan #FarFromHome is an absolute home run. It’s SO much fun. It’s huge in itself and for the future of the MCU in the most surprising ways. Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, just a lethal, awesome combo!! I cannot wait to see this movie again. And again. pic.twitter.com/0hYJvKkdjN— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) June 19, 2019 And Ben Pearson notes that “some of the comedy falls flat,” but calls that aspect of the film “ultimately beneficial because it mostly distracts from stuff that doesn’t land quite as well.” Marvel Spiderman Comment Tags And Kevin Ryan has praise for both Tom Holland as Spider-Man (“best Spidey to date”) and co-star Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. (“Gyllenhaal is incredible.”) Absolutely loved SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME. I’m a huge Mysterio fan and Gyllenhaal nails him. Also the movie is very clever (and funny) how it handles the fallout post ENDGAME in explaining how this world works now.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) June 19, 2019last_img read more

Piaggio Unveils Vespa VX 125 with Pink and Blue Shades in India

first_imgItalian scooter manufacturer, Piaggio, expanded its iconic scooter line-up in India on Thursday by announcing a new variant dubbed Vespa VX.Though the new variant is not much different from the other Vespa models which are in the Indian two wheeler market, the Vespa VX packs additional features like front disc brake, tubeless tyres and optional beige seat.Piaggio Unveils Vespa VX 125 in India (Facebook/Vespa India)In addition to this, the latest model also gives customers new colour options such as pink and blue. However, the company has withdrawn the black and maroon options for the Vespa, due to low demand. On the mechanical front, the Vespa VX packs the same 125cc, four stroke, three-valve single cylinder engine which churns a power of 10.06PS at 7,500rpm and 10.6Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm.Vespa, which so brilliantly captured the young Indian audience with a new trendy look and design, is yet to get a strong foothold in the Indian market despite the overwhelming acceptance of its original model. The company hopes to increase its market share with the launch of its new model.The company is yet to reveal the pricing of Vespa VX. But the addition of the disc brake and other features are likely to inflate its price in the Indian market. Vespa enthusiasts will have to wait till the end of this month to lay their hands on the new model and the company is expected to announce the price on 20 June. According to reports, Vespa’s parent company sells around 4,500 units every month.last_img read more

Stuart Broad trolls Yuzvendra Chahal after Yuvraj hits 3 sixes off him

first_imgAfter Yuvraj Singh went after Yuzvendra Chahal in the match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the leggie conceded in the post-match press conference that he felt like Stuart Broad when the left-hander had smoked him for three sixes.Well, this comment, made in jest, did bring back memories of a vintage Yuvraj slobbering England pacer Stuart Broad for 6 sixes back in the 2007 World T20. Now, the England fast bowler has come up with his own riposte to this Chahal comment. Taking to Instagram, Broad wrote, “Hope he feels like me in 10 years time with 437 Test wickets.”For Stuart Broad, the career has only grown ever since the mauling he received at the hands of Yuvraj back in 2007. He is now an established Test bowler for England and forms perhaps the most potent new-ball opening combination with James Anderson. With the Ashes slated to be held in England this year, the form of Stuart Broad will be closely monitored if England are to get back the Ashes. Stuart Broad troll Yuzvendra ChahalInstagram”After Yuvraj hit me for three sixes, I felt like Stuard Broad. He is a legendary batsman and I knew I had to back myself. It was a smaller ground and to be hit for boundaries is fine. I knew I had to come up with my best deliveries and so I was bowling the wide googlies,” Chahal said after the match against Mumbai Indians.Yuvraj takes Chahal for 6,6,6This particular incident happened in the 14th over of the match, when Yuvraj took guard against Chahal. The first six was slammed over deep mid-wicket, he then launched a full ball back down the ground before going back deep in his crease to slam a length ball over long on. However, he looked to be in the groove and decided to biff another one over long off, but could not get the timing right and was caught by Mohammed Siraj in front of the boundary cushion.  Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra ChahalIANS”Probably this is the best I have ever prepared for the IPL. The last two, three months I have been in Mumbai practising and played the DY Patil tournament which is a very important tournament for us guys playing the IPL. And doing some extra work on the body, fitness, batting,” Yuvraj told Star Sports before the start of the match.last_img read more