26 Oct

Chase Winovich Addresses “Disrespecting” Of Trace McSorley Saturday

first_imgmichigan star defensive player chase winovich on the fieldANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 03: Chase Winovich #15 of the Michigan Wolverines warms up prior to the start of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan destroyed Penn State on Saturday, and during the contest, one Wolverines star had a bit of a controversial celebration. Sunday, he explained himself on Twitter.Chase Winovich, the team’s outspoken defensive end, seemed to openly mock Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley after a big defensive play once the game was in-hand. Winovich copied McSorley’s signature “home run-salute” celebration.Of course, the move came off disrespectful. Winovich took to Twitter early Sunday morning to explain that he wasn’t trying to offend McSorley.Here’s the play, along with Winovich’s tweet regarding the matter.No celebration is safe from @Chase_Winovich’s Revenge Tour. ? pic.twitter.com/e5lt564Enk— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 3, 2018Didn’t even mean this disrespectfully. Trace is one of the best playmakers of the 21st century and have huge respect for him… just having some fun here 🙂 https://t.co/hX7q2cheJC— Chase Winovich (@Chase_Winovich) November 4, 2018Regardless, Michigan, after the 42-7 win, is in the driver’s seat in the Big Ten East. That said, they still have to beat Ohio State on the road to reach the league’s title game.Penn State, meanwhile, suffered its third – and worst – loss of the season. The Nittany Lions are likely playing for bowl pecking order at this point.last_img read more

20 Oct

Call for Gen Next leader to head Cong grows shriller

first_imgNew Delhi: The view that a young leader should succeed Rahul Gandhi as Congress president is fast gaining traction with the party’s youth cadre batting for a Gen Next chief over the old guard.The young brigade’s preference for youth over experience got a boost when Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday asserted that a young person should be chosen as Gandhi’s successor. Though no Congress leader or worker has publicly put forward any name, party insiders said Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia could be front-runners for the top job in the Grand Old Party. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Pilot, 41, led the party to victory in the assembly polls as the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress chief and has a lot of grassroots experience. Scindia, 48, is also seen as a dynamic leader with mass appeal though he could not win his seat in Madhya Pradesh in the Lok Sabha election. While Pilot and Scindia seem to be ahead of others in the young brigade, former Union minister Milind Deora could well be the dark horse, say political observers. The focus swivelled to the young brigade on Sunday when Scindia made public his resignation as general secretary in-charge western Uttar Pradesh and Deora announced he has quit as Mumbai Congress chief. On Saturday, Keshav Chand Yadav resigned as Youth Congress president. All three resigned citing accountability, Gandhi’s focus after the Lok Sabha polls debacle. The Congress got only one seat in Uttar Pradesh, that of Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli, and lost all the five of the six seats in Mumbai it contested. Announcing his resignation as Mumbai Congress president, 42-year-old Deora said he was looking forward to playing a role at the national level to help stabilise the party. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe resignations citing accountability have put party veterans in a spot with pressure mounting on them to follow suit.Some Youth Congress leaders met Rahul Gandhi last week and told him a young leader who has connect with the youth is the need of the hour and should be handed the reins of the party, sources said. “Whoever becomes Congress president has to be someone whom people can identify with across the country. People should be able to identify and also look for their long term future with that president,” a senior leader said on condition of anonymity. “Someone who is well-known, articulate and has charisma — that is the kind of person people expect the Congress to hand over the reins to,” he added.A large section of the party comprising young leaders feels the party needs to connect with the youth and a young leader at the helm is a must as an old guard leader may fail to attract millennials and Gen Next.”Rahul Gandhi has always encouraged and worked for building a strong second line leadership of young leaders. I completely agree with his vision. Young leaders at all levels of the party, including at the top, must be encouraged,” Congress leader Rajesh Lilothia said. Lilothia also tendered his resignation as working president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee along with scores of office-bearers after Rahul Gandhi quit as chief. Asked about the situation arising out of Gandhi’s resignation, Jitin Prasada, former Union minister and party’s young face from Uttar Pradesh, told PTI, “We urge Mr. Gandhi to reconsider his resignation. However, in the letter (Gandhi put out on Wednesday) he talked about the challenges ahead of the party which must be discussed threadbare and acted upon.” Sushil Kumar Shinde, Mallikarjun Kharge, Motilal Vora and Ashok Gehlot are among the ‘old guard probables’ for the position of party president. However, there is no official confirmation on it. On Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Singh said a young leader with a forward-looking approach would “galvanise” the rank and file of the party after Gandhi’s “unfortunate” resignation. He urged the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to look for Gandhi’s replacement in a charismatic Gen Next leader, who can “enthuse” people with his “pan-India appeal and grassroots presence”. “Rahul had shown the way for the youth leadership to take the party’s reins and steer it to greater heights,” he said. “Any change in the party leadership must reflect India’s societal reality, with 65 per cent of its population under 35,” Singh said. Gandhi last Wednesday publicly announced his resignation as its president, taking responsibility for the Lok Sabha polls debacle, and called for “hard decisions” to rebuild the party and making people accountable for the “failure” of 2019. The 49-year-old leader –who has been adamant on his decision to quit as party president since May 25, two days after the results in which his party won 52 seats — also stressed on the need for the Congress to “radically transform itself”.last_img read more

12 Oct

UPDATE – Over 125000 customers without power in Northern BC

first_imgUPDATE as of 9:10 p.m. – THe outage is affecting over 34,000 customers in Northeast B.C. There is no estimate yet on when power will be restored.UPDATE as of 9:07 p.m. – Early reports suggest the power is out all over Northeast B.C. We are still waiting for more information from B.C. Hydro.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – There is a large power outage affecting Fort St. John and Charlie Lake.At this time we are waiting more information from B.C. Hydro, but we understand power is out in a large part of Fort St. John and Charlie Lake. UPDATE as of 11 p.m. – Power has been restored in Fort St. JohnUPDATE as of 10:50 p.m. – There are now only 40,000 customers without power.  Hydro is slowly restoring power to the region after an outage knocked out power to over 125,000 customers.  The last community should see power restored by 12:30 a.m.UPDATE as of 10:30 p.m. – B.C. Hydro is working to restore power to over 125,000 customers in Northern B.C.  According to Bob Gammer with B.C. Hydro, crews are working to restore power stagged approach, to reduce the chances of any other power outages.  They will slowly restore power to each community affected and the last areas should see their power back on by 12:30 a.m. UPDATE as of 10:10 p.m. – The power could be back on by 12:30 a.m. Hydro says power could be restored by 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept 12. BC Hydro says the outage is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike.Large outages in northern BC tonight are caused by a suspected lightning strike. Crews are beginning restoration efforts across the region, working to restore all customers in the next few hours. Most of #cityofPG has been restored and we expect most customers back by 12:30am.— BC Hydro (@bchydro) September 12, 2019UPDATE as of 10 p.m. – Over 125,000 customers are now without power. The outage is affecting a number of communities in Northern B.C. There is no estimate on when power will be restored. Reports of fires in Prince George and Taylor are only flaring. The gas plant in Taylor and the refinery in PG are flaring due to the power outage.UPDATE as of 9:40 p.m. – Approximately 100,000 customers in northern BC are out of service due to a transmission failure. Affected communities run north and west of Prince George including Vanderhoof, Smithers, Fort St John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Hudsons Hope, Houston and Burns Lake. Crews are investigating and we will begin restoration efforts as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to provide updates as soon as they become available.UPDATE as of 9:25 p.m. – There are over 100,000 customers in Northern B.C. without power. BC Hydro is still investigating why the power is out and does not have an estimate on when power will be restored. The outage covers areas like Smithers, Prince George, MacKenzie and all of Northeast B.C.center_img Is the power out where you live?We will post updates as soon as information is available from B.C. Hydro.last_img read more

7 Oct

Greater Montreal home sales rise 10 per cent in August as prices

MONTREAL — Greater Montreal home sales in August rose 10 per cent compared with a year ago to hit a record high as prices also rose.The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers says the area had 3,527 home sales in August for the best result for the month since it started collecting data in 2000.The association says sales were especially strong in the outer parts of the metropolitan area, including a 17 per cent climb for the North Shore and 16 per cent for the South Shore, while the Island of Montreal saw a five per cent climb.Condominium sales led the increase with a 23 per cent climb, while single-family homes barely rose at a one per cent gain.Condos also saw the biggest price gain, at seven per cent to reach a median price of $279,000, while the median single-family home price rose four per cent to $532,500.Listings continued to fall in August to 16,390, a 21 per cent drop from the same month a year earlier.The Canadian Press read more

3 Oct

Suburban homes may be cheaper but they can come with extra costs

by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 13, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Apr 13, 2017 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Jess Morgan rents in the country’s hottest housing market and has been saving for the past six years for a down payment on her first home.She and her husband plan to start house hunting within the next two years in nearby Oakville, likely while continuing to work in downtown Toronto, about 40 kilometres away. She believes she can get more square footage for less money in the suburbs and considers it a good place to raise a family.“I think there’s more space, there’s more green and that’s something that we would very much want for our children,” says the 27-year-old, who has set a maximum budget of about $900,000 to $950,000.As prices in major cities move out of reach of many homebuyers, some are casting their search further to areas where they can afford bigger properties with smaller mortgages.But suburban living can come with extra costs, like higher transportation and daycare fees, and may not add up to great savings over the long term.About three to four years ago, about 10 per cent of clients coming to Toronto’s Stomp Realty sought properties outside the city, says co-founder Erica Smith.Now, about half of her clients look at surrounding areas, with some moving more than 100 kilometres away to Barrie, Kitchener or Waterloo, while continuing to commute to Toronto for work, she says.“The space that you get going outside of the city is just a lot more favourable,” says Lorena Magallanes, Stomp Realty co-founder.Last month, the average home price in the Greater Toronto Area hit $916,567 — up 33.2 per cent from a year ago — according to the Toronto Real Estate Board.Both realtors recently sold a one-bedroom plus den condo in the heart of downtown for $755,000. In the suburbs that price tag can net a house, says Magallanes.But while suburban houses tend to be cheaper, that decision may come with daily expenses that don’t crop up with city living, they say.Suburban life typically demands at least one car. If two people continue to work in the city, two vehicles may be necessary — which then means additional insurance, gas and parking costs.Commuters using public transit may pay more living further away and may still need a car to get to the closest station.Families may experience higher daycare fees if increased commute times keep them away from home for longer hours.People may travel frequently to the city for social and entertainment reasons, adding to their transportation costs.Homeowners may choose to outsource their yard work and house cleaning if they’re strapped for time.“You have to remember, you’re losing the time in the commute if you’re still working in the city,” says Smith.Leona Nosterud and her husband have experience moving from bigger cities to less expensive areas — first from Calgary to Saskatoon, and later to Moosomin, Sask., a town of 3,200 people, where she and her partner own a construction and property management company.The last move resulted in a much more affordable mortgage, she says.By working in Moosomin, Nosterud avoids some of the extra transportation costs faced by those who may have to commute long distances.“But our groceries, our taxes, our insurances, our travel — all of those are significantly higher here,” says Nosterud.She still questions whether leaving the city for a small, rural town was the right decision for her family.“I would love the opportunities, the education, the health care, the amenities, the playgrounds, all of that of the city,” she says. “But then our mortgage would be significantly higher.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. Suburban homes may be cheaper, but they can come with extra costs read more

28 Sep

What We Learned From The US Womens Soccer Friendlies

When I was asked to write a data-driven “analytical profile” of the U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) before it heads to Canada for the World Cup, I quickly realized something: There wasn’t enough data. I wasn’t that surprised; women’s sports data is severely lacking.Sure, there are goals and assists, but anything beyond basic stats is unlikely to exist for non-World Cup matches. Looking at how a team performed four years ago with a different coach and different players isn’t very informative.We’re left with the USWNT’s three “send-off series” matches against Ireland, Mexico and South Korea. These games received top-notch coverage and provide some rich data.What did we learn about the USWNT during these matches — a 3-0 win against Ireland, a 5-1 victory over Mexico and an uninspiring 0-0 draw against South Korea? With the understanding that the competition and substitutions patterns will differ in Canada, and that three games does not a large sample size make, below are five takeaways from the U.S.’s friendly matches.1. The backline looks ready defensively for the World CupGoalie Hope Solo barely broke a sweat in any of these games; she faced 14 shots (six on goal), made five saves and allowed one goal in 270 minutes. Only two of those shots came from inside the box.Solo’s relative boredom is a testament to the team’s backline, which featured starters Becky Sauerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg, Julie Johnston and Ali Krieger. Christie Rampone, who will turn 40 during the World Cup, Lori Chalupny and Kelley O’Hara also contributed as substitutes.Overall, the U.S. allowed a total of 68 completed passes in its defensive third in the three games, including just nine into the penalty area. To put that in perspective, the USWNT completed at least 80 passes in the attacking third in each of the three games.The one area where the defense might need to improve is set pieces. Mexico’s lone goal came off a free kick, and the only other shot the U.S. relinquished in the box was off a corner. The outside defenders will also be key attacking up the wing in Coach Jill Ellis’ 4-4-2 formation, an area that was lacking in the U.S.’s final game against South Korea.Here’s the ESPN/TruMedia/Opta shot chart:2. They’re creating opportunities but having trouble finishingThe U.S. averaged more than 23 shots per game, including an average of 16 from inside the penalty area. Both of those stats would have led all teams at the 2011 Women’s World Cup.The good news for the U.S. is that it is creating chances; the Americans created more than 15 scoring chances per game off passes, and all seven of their non-penalty-kick goals were assisted. Most of those chances led directly to a shot from within the penalty box.The U.S. left a number of goals on the table, however, particularly early in games. In the first 40 minutes, they took 30 shots and scored one goal. As a result, they entered halftime tied with both Mexico and South Korea.In the second half against Mexico, the U.S. exploded for four goals, but otherwise they struggled to put the ball in the back of the net. In the other five halves combined, the U.S. scored about three fewer goals than was expected based on the type and location of their shots, according to ESPN/TruMedia’s model for predicting a team’s expected goals. Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Christen Press were all held scoreless despite a number of opportunities from close range.3. Possession/tempo will be keyThe United States was one of the most direct teams in the 2011 World Cup, and when Ellis took the job, there were fears that she would continue to focus on long forward passes. Although the U.S. played more direct than they probably wanted to against South Korea, it appears they have taken steps toward a more possession-oriented style in this small sample of games.In the three friendlies, the U.S. had a higher possession percentage (64 percent vs. 53 percent) and pass-completion rate (77 percent vs. 70 percent) than it had in the 2011 World Cup. Besides the lower level of competition, the main reason for the higher percentage is the length of their passes; the U.S.’s average pass traveled 17.4 yards, about 4 fewer than in 2011, and their percentage of long balls (passes of 35 yards or longer) dropped significantly. For context, no team had an average pass distance shorter than 18 yards in the 2011 World Cup.In the game in which the U.S. struggled most, against South Korea, the Americans slowed the pace and resorted to more long balls. As Ellis has noted, it is essential for the U.S. to push the tempo and play at a faster pace, especially since the tournament is played on turf.4. They have options at forwardAlex Morgan was held out of the friendlies with a bone bruise on her knee, which gave Abby Wambach, Amy Rodriguez, Christen Press and Sydney Leroux the chance to start at forward. Morgan is expected to be healthy for the tournament, which gives Ellis choices up top.Wambach, the international leader in goals, is always a threat to score. She led the U.S. with four goals, including two signature headers, in the friendlies. Wambach turns 35 on Tuesday, and she is likely to have a mixed role as a sub and starter at the World Cup, which opens up playing time for others.Leroux enters the World Cup averaging the fewest minutes per goal in USWNT history. In the friendlies she led the U.S. with 16 shots, including 14 in the penalty area, but struggled to get them on target. In limited action, Rodriguez showcased her speed and could also start for the Americans. With so many options at forward, the biggest question will be whether they can develop chemistry. No two forwards completed more than seven passes to each other in the three matches combined, and at various points this year each forward missed time with injury or illness.5. There will be no easy games in CanadaOver the next month, you will hear over and over again that the rest of the world is catching up to the top teams in women’s soccer. The U.S.’s 0-0 draw against South Korea is just one example of how the U.S. could lose to anyone if it is not on top of its game.The U.S. is second in the FIFA World Rankings behind Germany, but in 2015 the Americans already have two ties (Iceland and South Korea), one loss (France) and two one-goal victories (England and Norway) in 10 games. Even in its seemingly “easy” victories against Ireland and Mexico, the Americans struggled to finish in the first half.Although questions remain after the three friendlies, the U.S. heads to Canada with a “title or bust” mentality. Can the U.S. win its first World Cup since 1999? To do so, they’ll need to build on the defensive prowess they’ve shown and find a set of forwards who can convert scoring chances. read more

25 Sep

Notting Hill Carnival patrolled by police superrecognisers in crime crackdown

first_imgPolice officers with special skills for recognising the faces of offenders will be monitoring Notting Hill Carnival in a crackdown on crime.The “super-recognisers” will be inside a CCTV control room seeking out both offenders committing crimes and anyone with bail conditions which ought to stop them from attending the event.It is one of a number of measures the Met will be taking to ensure visitors from all over the country can stay safe and enjoy themselves during the carnival, which will be marking its 50th anniversary on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.Sunday will start at 10.30am with the colourful parade for Children’s Day, and Monday will be the traditional Grand Finale. The force will also be trialling a facial recognition system to help identify wanted offenders, by using cameras which scan the faces of those passing by and flag up potential matches against a database of custody images.London’s “threat level” has been set at “severe” for some time now and the police are urging all those planning to attend the carnival to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious.Over the last week, police have arrested 215 people they believe planned to use the carnival as a cover for committing crime or violence. More than 200 search warrants were also made.Although the arrests were mostly for drugs-related offences, officers have also taken six firearms and 50 rounds of ammunition, as well as a number of knives and machetes from the streets. Three motor vehicles and £30,000 were also seized.Superintendent Robyn Williams said: “This weekend is the highlight of the year, not only for the Caribbean community, but also for many visitors from London and the rest of the country. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img “The Met has worked hard to ensure that Carnival is a safe and enjoyable weekend for everyone who attends and I would ask all carnival-goers to enjoy this family event and make sure that you follow officers’ and stewards’ instructions.”His tips for staying safe at the carnival include::: Checking public transport in advance using the TfL website to avoid stations which may be closed or exit-only;:: Going with the flow of the crowd, instead of against it, even if police mark out a longer route. Officers will also be handing out maps of the area at the event;:: Having a set meeting place in case you lose family or friends, rather than rely on mobile phones;:: Avoiding bringing valuables or too much cash and always being conscious to keep them out of sight, to avoid tempting opportunistic thieves;:: Staying alert all the way home, even when the party is over;Police have also asked people to be on the lookout for a missing teenager, who they believe may attend the carnival;Veronica Sbircea, 15, was last seen around Brixton Road in south London on the afternoon of Thursday July 28.Veronica, who sometimes goes by the name of Rachel, went missing from Kettering, Northamptonshire, but is originally from London. She is described as white, 5ft and with long straight black hair and brown eyes. last_img read more

18 Sep

Osvaldo would not like to be like Lionel Messi

first_imgFormer footballer Osvaldo, revealed that he wouldn’t like being on Lionel Messi’s shoes because of how public his life if to the rest of the world.This week we had the chance to read a very interesting interview that Daniel Osvaldo did for Marca, the Argentine player who left professional football to pursue his music career and he spoke about many topics where he included Lionel Messi. The former Boca Jrs player revealed his bohemian life after retiring from football at a very young age, he now lives in Barcelona and plays music with his band called ‘Barrio Viejo’. The man really enjoys his life and it seems like football wasn’t really the calling he was expecting after all, instead he’s chosen to take the more hedonistic approach and get to experience the wilder side of life as a proper rock star. We don’t judge him for it and nobody should, the path he took is just as exciting if not more than the life of a professional football player and when he was asked if he would like to live Lionel Messi’s life he responded with a vociferous ‘NO’. But he explained his reasons to not want to be like his compatriot, living Leo Messi’s life can be one of the most complicated scenarios for anybody who doesn’t like living under the public eye at all times.’Messi has no life, he lives in a golden cage’ – Osvaldo https://t.co/fROTLDajFa pic.twitter.com/kQp0AyFfBp— 9javenue (@9javenue) September 25, 2018When asked if he would like to live Lío’s life, Osvaldo quickly said: “No. I would love to play like him though. I would get into fights with everyone because poor man, he doesn’t have a life! He lives in a prison made of gold. He could never be here having a drink on his own. Maybe he doesn’t even care about these things, but I do. At those levels you are not even in your home for long. You buy yourself the biggest television money can buy and you don’t even step foot on your TV room. Why would you want a Ferrari if you only go from your house to the training ground, which is 15 minutes away? I never cared about money, and yet I still spent money on stupid things. I still do, but I spend it on cheaper stuff. But I also don’t think he would like to live my life, the last time I saw him was when I gave him my record. He is not my friend, but he is one of those people who are likable, he hugs you when he sees you and he always has a good vibe. He even asked me: ‘Why do you like music?’ He didn’t understand me when I tried to explain, I believe he must think I’m crazy,” said Osvaldo during that long Marca interview about Messi.Dani Osvaldo on why he couldn’t be Ronaldo: “He gets home and does 150 sit ups. When I get home I like putting the fire on and grilling meat”On why he couldn’t be Messi: “He lives in a golden prison. If I were him then I wouldn’t be here drinking”PoeticDavid Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.via @CB_Ignoranza pic.twitter.com/iZS56gJzSr— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) September 24, 2018And we have to say that Osvaldo does have a pretty good point, players like Ronaldo or Messi will never live a private life as long as they breathe. We can take Diego Maradona’s example, he is a football legend who also loves to party sometimes and this “hobby” has brought him a lot of bad press throughout his life and even a stigma of being a bad example for children. Messi or Ronaldo need to take very good care of their image, because they would lose millions of euros if they slipped up badly like Osvaldo or Maradona have in their life. But the Argentine former player also added: “If I was Messi, I would never leave football, even if I wanted to. You are the best player in the world and that has a reason. This is not only the best thing you can do in the whole world, but you also have to dedicate your life to it 24 hours and 365 days every single year. But his talent does come more natural,” said Osvaldo about Messi’s complicated life as a professional.Osvaldo: I would like to play like Messi. I would get into fights with everyone, because he has no life, poor guy. He lives in a golden prison. He could not be here having a drink. Maybe he doesn’t care about that, but I do. At that level you aren’t even comfortable at home. pic.twitter.com/jf5Iz2ij1z— Juan G. Arango 🇨🇴 (@JuanG_Arango) September 24, 2018What would you do if you had the chance to live Leo Messi’s life for a day? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

15 Sep

Northwestern High School alumna visits school after winning gold in Rio

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – An Olympian stopped by her South Florida Alma mater, Friday, after winning a gold medal in Rio this year.Northwestern High School hosted a ceremony to celebrate and honor their alumni Brianna Rollins, a gold medal-winning Olympian.The school honored her for winning gold in the 100-meter hurdles and for achieving her dreams.Rollins said she hopes her accomplishments will inspire students. “I just want them to continue to know that I’m out here inspiring them and doing this for them,” she said. “It’s not for the medals. It’s more so for everyone to know that they can do whatever they want to do if they put their minds to it.”“I think it makes a statement to the world that through adversities, no matter where you are, you can can conquer anything if you just persevere and commit to it,” said her coach Carmen Jackson.Rollins grew up in Liberty City and graduated from Northwestern High School in 2009.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

31 Aug

Bridging cultural differences

first_imgIn an attempt to sort out friction between the communities, Khoj International Artists’ Association is presenting Coriolis Effect: Currents across India and Africa’ at Khoj Studios, in the national Capital, Beginning on August 28, Coriolis Effect is an international exhibition featuring works of artists from India and Africa. The exhibition, resulting from a month-long residency, seeks to activate the social, economic and cultural relationship and historical exchange which exists between India and the continent of Africa.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bernard Akoi-Jackson (Ghana), Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan (Africa/US), Juan Orrantio (Bogota,Colombia), Amshu Chukki (India) and Insurrections Ensemble (India/Africa) are the artists who are participating in this exhibition.Sitara Chowfla, the program manager at Khoj said, “Stream of immigrants from the Indian Subcontinent, as well as migrants from countries such as Cameroon, Somali, Nigeria, Kenya, Afghanistan and Nepal, are residing in Khirki Extension. This hotpot of cultural difference has long been a source of friction between residents, often bubbling into acts of discrimination based violence.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis project has grown out of a series of encounters and conversations which took place in and around Khoj through 2014.”The works for the show were created during a month long residency where the artists sought to unpack notions of geography, memory, cultural exchange as well as the tension and fear of the ‘other’, through history. The Coriolis Effect will not only use the present context of 21st century migrations, but equally refer to various moments of exchange through history; from the recent past of the Non-Aligned movements in the 20th century, to the cultural relationship shared by Indians and Africans from the 1st century AD onwards.When: August 28-31Where: Khoj Studios, S-17, Khirkee ExtensionTimings: 11 am-7pmlast_img read more

31 Aug

Following heart health guidelines prevents diabetes

first_imgStaying active, eating healthy and keeping blood pressure in check may not only boost heart health but also significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetes, a study claims. The study, published in the journal Diabetologia, found that lifestyle and health factors that are good for heart can also prevent diabetes. “This research adds to our collective understanding about how physicians can help their patients prevent a number of serious diseases, including heart disease, cancer and now diabetes,” said Craig Kent from the Ohio State University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe team assessed diabetes among 7,758 participants and used the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 as a guide for measuring heart health among the group. The Life’s Simple 7 health factors and lifestyle behaviours that are associated with cardiovascular health are physical activity, diet, weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose and tobacco use. Overall, the study participants who were in the recommended, ideal ranges for at least four of the seven factors had a 70 per cent lower risk of developing diabetes over the next 10 years. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”What’s interesting is when we compared people who had normal blood glucose and those who already had impaired blood glucose,” said Joshua J Joseph, an assistant professor at the Ohio State University. “Those in normal levels who attained four or more guideline factors had an 80 per cent lower risk of developing diabetes. Those who were already diabetic or prediabetic and met four of the factors had no change in lowering their risk for diabetes,” said Joseph. The research proves using prevention strategies from the beginning is key to helping Americans avoid diabetes.last_img read more

30 Aug

Sex Toy Company Will Pay 375 Million to Settle Spying Claim

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. March 15, 2017 The Canadian maker of an internet-connected sex toy has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle claims that it collected users’ data without their permission.The We-Vibe Rave, from Ottawa-based Standard Innovation, is a Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi-compatible vibrator that allegedly recorded settings and usage data to transmit to the company’s servers, according to Canadian newswire Postmedia.Two women filed a class-action lawsuit against Standard Innovation last fall, claiming that the company’s data collection violated their privacy rights. Standard Innovation settled without admitting wrongdoing, Postmedia reported.Under the terms of the settlement, each customer who bought a We-Vibe and used its companion app, called We-Connect, is entitled to up to $10,000. Customers who didn’t use the app can claim up to $199.Standard Innovation said in a statement that it has also agreed to change its privacy policy and data collection practices to allow customers to use its app without supplying personally-identifiable information and to opt out of sharing anonymous data.”Customers do not provide their name, email or phone number or other identifying information to use We-Connect,” the company said in a statement emailed to PCMag.The We-Vibe website was not accessible on Tuesday afternoon, but the product’s page on Amazon offered a few for sale from third-party retailers starting at $70, and explained how We-Connect works: in addition to controlling the vibrator remotely via the internet (say, if your partner is in another city), a “Sync” function allows you to coordinate the vibrator to your music playlist.The We-Vibe settlement comes a little more than one month after TV maker Vizio admitted to a similar data collection program that spied on users. Vizio agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle those claims. Register Now » 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMaglast_img read more

19 Aug

One of Costa Ricas sextuplets dies

first_imgDiego, one of the sextuplets born earlier this week in Costa Rica, died Wednesday afternoon, according to hospital authorities.Dr. Roberto Araya, head of neonatal care at San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José, told reporters that the premature infant died at 2:10 p.m. after his lungs could not sustain him, the news site CRHoy.com reported. The child had been receiving respiratory and circulatory assistance since Tuesday afternoon, daily La Nación reported.The 988-gram child was born with his five other siblings Sunday evening after only 28 weeks. Typical pregnancy lasts between 38 and 42 weeks, according to the National Institutes of Health. All six children were born between 900 and 1,100 grams.The late child’s mother did not get to meet him before he died. The mother, Silvia Villegas, was still interned at Hospital México where the birth took place at the time of the death. The sextuplets were split up because there was not enough room for so many premature babies at Hospital México.Local media reported that two of the other infants, Emma and Andrés, were doing well. Andrés was breathing on his own and was expected to start taking milk Thursday. Two others, Valentina and Gabriel, are reportedly in fair condition, while Tomás remains in serious condition, La Nación reported. Facebook Comments Related posts:Second of Costa Rica’s sextuplets dies from respiratory complications Third of Costa Rica’s sextuplets dies from organ failure Costa Rica’s sextuplets drive regulation of fertility treatments Fifth of Costa Rica sextuplets dies following surgerylast_img read more

15 Aug

Analysts Address Truths and Untruths of Home Price Gains

first_img in Data Analysts Address Truths and Untruths of Home Price Gains Are indices incorrectly misleading the market regarding the rise of house prices?[IMAGE]””Yes”” is what the market appears to be saying when it comes to rising house prices. But is there more to what the indices suggests than meets the “”aye?”” A recent U.S. Housing Market Update from “”Capital Economics””:https://www.capitaleconomics.com/ suggests that the information reported in indices may not exactly measure up.Data reveals that the decline of distressed sales is in fact having an upward impact on house prices, yet that information alone does not appear to be enough evidence to convince market experts that house price indices’ failure to adjust for this result is in essence marring the “”real”” rate of house price appreciation. For instance, while both the “”Case-Shiller””:https://themreport.com/articles/case-shiller-indices-near-5-year-high-2013-07-30 20-City index and the “”CoreLogic””:https://themreport.com/articles/price-gains-stay-on-fast-track-in-may-2013-07-02 index revealed house prices increasing upwards of 1 percent in May, and 12.2 percent throughout the last year, there have also been claims that perhaps [COLUMN_BREAK]these indices have been exaggerated or inflated due to the way that foreclosure resales are calculated into the equation alongside home prices. The “”Zillow””:https://themreport.com/articles/us-home-value-appreciation-picks-up-speed-in-q2-2013-07-23 house price index, in light of this hypothesis, shows a much more moderate rise by just 5.8 percent year-over-year. And yes, it certainly does appear that the share of distressed sales had an impact on the rate and direction of house price shifts in the recent years, mainly that the decline of such sales particularly in 2009 aided a house price increase, yet this impermanent improvement simply shifted right back following the rise once again of distressed sales. Hence, the maintainable rise in house prices finds itself situated alongside a major drop in distressed sales shares.Despite the claims of exaggeration, it is not entirely conclusive that the main indices are in fact over-egging the “”true”” rate of price appreciation, as even though distressed sales can push prices away from the buyers and sellers of a market, they have also undoubtedly laid the foundations for the housing market’s mend as they provide an opportunity for investors to purchase homes at bargain prices, which in turn aids housing recovery. Likewise, though, the most recent dip in distressed sales has also catapulted housing towards healing. Both sides considered, this entire issue may come down to what is often known as a red-herring, with some indices including distressed sales data as others exclude it. Bottom line remains that house prices are expected to grow and then slow as 2014 is ushered in. Such a slow down in house price appreciation would indicate a sustainable nationwide house price recovery is right at our fingertips. Sharecenter_img August 4, 2013 434 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Capital Economics Home Prices Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2013-08-04 Andy Millerlast_img read more

15 Aug

Carrington Mortgage Services Opens New Virginia Branch

first_img May 23, 2014 495 Views Share in Headlines, News, Uncategorized Carrington Mortgage Services Opens New Virginia Branchcenter_img Carrington Company News Movers & Shakers 2014-05-23 Tory Barringer Carrington Mortgage Services now has a fifth retail lending branch in Virginia, with a 25-year finance veteran leading the operation.The company announced the opening of a new branch in the state, this one located in Tysons Corner. Through the new location, Carrington aims to expand its coverage in the Washington metropolitan area with a focus on borrowers in the sub-640 FICO score range.Directing the Tysons Corner branch is Terry Rowland, who has experience heading retail, wholesale, and correspondent lending departments at several national leaders.”Carrington remains sharply focused on increasing our capacity, expanding our offerings in a compliant manner while maintaining our high standards for loan quality and widening our reach to effectively serve those consumers who most need the specific expertise we can provide,” said Ray Brousseau, EVP of Carrington Mortgage Services’ Mortgage Lending Division. “These commitments require strong leadership at the local level, which is exactly what we expect from Terry Rowland.”last_img read more

9 Aug

Rep VanderWall announces April coffee hours

first_img State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites the people of Benzie County to attend his local coffee hours on Monday, April 10. Coffee hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting. “I hope residents can stop by and share any ideas to help improve and make state government more responsive,” VanderWall said. “Coffee hours are also a wonderful opportunity for anyone wanting to visit and get to know one other.” The first-term legislator will be available at the Benzie County Government Center, Commissioners Room, 448 Court Place in Beulah from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 10. No appointments are necessary to attend coffee hours. Anyone unable to attend who would like to voice a question or concern to the representative may contact his office at (517) 373-0825 or CurtVanderwall@house.mi.gov. Categories: VanderWall News 06Apr Rep. VanderWall announces April coffee hourslast_img read more

9 Aug

Rep Albert Retirees in Michigan deserve tax relief

first_img State Rep. Thomas Albert today detailed his legislation to provide income tax relief to more retirees in Michigan, delaying some of the so-called “pension tax” changes made to state law earlier this decade.Albert’s bill would restore tax deductions on retirement income to those born before 1950 – covering more Michiganders than current law, which allows those exemptions for people born before 1946.Albert’s plan also would provide more retirement income deductions for people born in 1950 and later than under current Michigan law.Michigan began taxing pensions and some other forms of retirement income in 2011. The abrupt changes did not allow older Michigan residents enough time to plan for a more limited retirement income, Albert said.“People plan for retirement for decades. Deciding to take away income tax exemptions right before thousands of residents were about to retire isn’t fair,” Albert said. “We should provide more time for people to adjust and prepare when their income is not going to be what they planned for in retirement. This is a fairer approach for seniors on fixed incomes and everyone approaching retirement in Michigan.”Albert’s proposal would alter the ages in Michigan’s three-tier approach to retirement income taxation, making more deductions available to more people:Taxpayers born before 1950 would have the same income tax exemptions deductions all retirees had before the 2011 changes. (Current law allows those tax benefits only for people born before 1946).Taxpayers born in 1950 through 1955 could take a deduction of $20,000 for a single return and $40,000 for a joint return against retirement income. When those taxpayers turn 67, they could take the deduction against all forms of income. Different deductions would apply to retirees from governmental units that weren’t covered by Social Security. (Current law starts this phase-in for taxpayers born in 1946 through 1952.)Taxpayers born after 1955 would receive no exemption for retirement income until they turn 67, except for the Social Security exemption. They could claim some deductions against all income once they turn 67. (Current law starts this phase-in for taxpayers born after 1952.)Albert’s bill has been assigned to the House Tax Policy Committee.### 21Jul Rep. Albert: Retirees in Michigan deserve tax relief Categories: Albert News,Newslast_img read more

9 Aug

Rep LaSata to host local office hours

first_img State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during her scheduled office hours.Office hours take place on Friday, Feb. 23 at Broad Street Café, 614 Broad St. in St. Joseph, from 10 to 11 a.m.“I look forward to talking with residents of Southwest Michigan about their state government,” LaSata said.  “Hosting office hours throughout the community helps me better represent my neighbors, and inform them about what is happening in Lansing.  These office hours are an excellent way to hear from people in the community about issues that matter most to them.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend are invited to contact her Lansing office by phone at 517-373-1403 or via email at KimLaSata@house.mi.gov. Categories: LaSata News,LaSata Photos,News,Photos 16Feb Rep. LaSata to host local office hourslast_img read more

9 Aug

Rep Hank Vaupel Weekly Column July 23 2018

first_imgI am particularly looking forward to seeing the many projects and animals our young people will be submitting as part of 4-H or open class exhibits, some of which will be included in the auctions on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. These are very talented individuals, many of whom work hard all year to prepare for their presentations, and I am impressed each year by their accomplishments. Best of luck to all who are participating!***As I continue visiting businesses across the district, the condition of our roads and the high cost of auto insurance are a couple of concerns I hear mentioned the most. They certainly remain top priorities for me, and I appreciate the feedback and suggestions on ways to improve them. I look forward to continuing the discussion and working toward a solution throughout the summer and into the next legislative session.***The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget announced a drop in the unemployment rate in June to 4.5 percent. This is the lowest it has been since July 2017, and total employment levels were at their highest so far this year. Since a year ago, total employment has increased by 32,000. Michigan is hiring, and we must ensure people are prepared to fill the job openings across the market. Legislation for continued economic growth and career preparation will remain a primary focus going forward.***I am looking forward to resuming regularly scheduled office hours next month. I hope you will join me on Friday, August 17 at the following times and locations:2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to HankVaupel@house.mi.gov. We are happy to hear from you! 23Jul Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: July 23, 2018 Categories: Vaupel Newscenter_img Next week is the 132nd Annual Fowlerville Family Fair. The fair serves as one of the largest local events each year, and it is a great way to enjoy the summer weather and all the community has to offer. A lot of hard work throughout the year goes into making the fair a success, and it is important to recognize and appreciate the Fowlerville Agricultural Society and all community members who contribute so many hours behind the scenes.last_img read more

9 Aug

Rep Inman appointed chair of Michigan House Appropriations subcommittees

first_img State Rep. Larry Inman this week was again appointed to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, a key position to prioritize the state government budget to improve the quality of life for Michigan residents.Inman, of Williamsburg, will be the chair of the appropriations subcommittee focused on military, veterans, and state police. He will also chair the joint capital outlay appropriations subcommittee, which handles approval of construction projects for state agencies, universities, and colleges.Committee assignments were announced by Speaker Lee Chatfield.“I look forward to working on these committees to prioritize key issues that will help deliver results,” said Inman, who also served on the House Appropriations Committee in the most recent legislative session. “We must keep Michigan on the right path and do what’s best for taxpayers and Michigan families.”Inman also will serve on subcommittees dealing with funding for schools and health and human services.Inman is currently in his third term serving the residents of the 104th District which includes Grand Traverse County.### 18Jan Rep. Inman appointed chair of Michigan House Appropriations subcommittees Categories: Inman News,Newslast_img read more