24 Oct

The best denim jackets, shirts and jeans for spring

first_img The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Denim is back. Not since the mid to late 2000s has fashion’s most utilitarian fabric had a greater impact on the designer runways to the street. But how times have changed. Where the latest news in denim used to be about one wash or one cut for the season, this spring brands are offering an assortment of washes, vintage inspirations from the 50’s to 70’s, and silhouettes all simultaneously ripe for the picking.So how best to approach the season’s most important trend? Start with the color blue, for one, because nothing looks fresher right now than a medium to light blue denim jacket or jean mixed in with the rest of your outfits. When the trend is this strong, it’s also worth going back to the brands that do it best. Nudie Jeans’s collection, inspired by Marlon Brando, James Dean and other young rebels from the 50’s synonymous with denim, includes, we think, the best organic selvedge updates in the market, as well as an underrated sophistication to their new shapes and fits. Meanwhile if it’s a faded wash or super soft feel you’re after, consider Citizens of Humanity, or, for something a little more studied, Acne Studios.The most important thing to keep in mind is your individual style. The right piece should elevate your individuality and bring something different to your existing wardrobe, so aim for the pieces that have some intrinsic character to their look and weave. Here, 10 brands to set you on the right path to looking sharper in denim. Editors’ Recommendations 1. Citizens of Humanity Classic denim jacket in wasteland wash (8) 2. Uniqlo Pure Blue Japan loose fit tapered denim jeans (.90) 3. Nudie Jeans Tryggve Organic Two By One Denim (5) 4. Nudie Jeans Thin Finn tender blues jeans (9) 5. Freenote Cloth Rios vintage slim denim jean (0) 6. AllSaints Hilltop denim shirt in indigo (5) 7. Michael Bastian Five-pocket bleach denim jean (0) 8. Acne Drifter denim blazer (0) 9. COS Pale blue washed denim shirt () 10. Club Monaco Denim jacket (8) 11. Levi’s Made & Crafted denim shirt (5) Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Madecenter_img The Future of Jeans is Here with these Alternative Fabrics to Cotton Denim The Best Men’s Trail Running Gear for Warm Weather The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 last_img read more

23 Oct

Tanker Headwinds Push SCF into Loss

first_imgzoom Russian state-owned shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF) ended 2017 in loss due to extremely challenging conditions witnessed by tanker markets.The company’s net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017, was at USD 113 million, against a net profit of USD 206.8 million seen in 2016. SCF’s revenue reached USD 1.43 billion, rising by 3.4 percent from USD 1.38 billion reported a year earlier.“2017 proved to be one of the worst years for the conventional tanker market in the last quarter of a century,” according to SCF.Conventional tanker freight rates fell by almost 50 percent year-on-year, reflecting an oversupply of speculative orders following the 2015 market spike, as well as the effect of sustained production cuts by OPEC and other oil producing nations and a backwardation in the oil trade.Set against this background, the group’s time charter equivalent (TCE) revenue dropped by 7.4 percent to USD 1.05 billion in 2017, compared to USD 1.14 billion reported in the previous year, demonstrating the robust nature of its industrial-focused business model.Over 2017, SCF continued to implement its strategy to expand the fixed income, industrial shipping segments of its business with Offshore Services and Gas Transportation increasing their revenues by 48.7 percent and 17.4 percent, respectively. The total share of group revenue from industrial shipping activities amounted to 51 percent of its revenue base in 2017, enabling SCF to achieve a positive operating profit for the year.Profit before tax, when adjusted for the impairment reserve of the fleet and non-operating costs, amounted to USD 10.1 million in 2017, compared to USD 263 million, signifying that the group remained profitable at an operating level despite the severe market conditions affecting its conventional fleet.“Despite the very strong headwinds seen in the conventional tanker markets over 2017, with freight rates down by almost 50 percent reflecting one of the worst years in a quarter of a century, we continued to implement our core strategy of industrialising our business model. Sovcomflot’s growing industrial portfolio (offshore services and gas transportation) enabled us to remain profitable operationally,” Sergey Frank, President and CEO of Sovcomflot, said.last_img read more

20 Oct

Govt notifies 511 new auto stands

first_imgNEW DELHI: To address long pending demand to ease the problem of traffic congestion, Delhi government has notified 511 auto stands in the city. Delhi government has now issued orders to the PWD, all DMs and other stakeholder agencies to install boards at the marked auto stands along-with other materials for the identification of auto stands so that it becomes easy for the commuters to locate the stand.Addressing a press conference on Friday, Transport and Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot said, “A committee was formed for the marking of the auto stands. The committee comprised of all the road owning agencies including the Delhi Police. It was ensured that the new auto stands don’t pose as a problem for the people or cause any kind of problem to the traffic movement. The system of GPS coordinates has also been included in the plan for these auto stands so that it is easy for the people to locate the stands.” Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”The new stands marked will be notified on the websites of Delhi Government, DTC, metro and other departments. They will also be notified on google maps with the help of coordinates of these stands. This will help people locate their nearest auto stand. The information about these stands would also be shared on the Delhi Government’s Poocho app,” he added. “Looking at the problem of traffic congestion, some new norms have also been put in place. At any given point of time, not more than 5 autos would be allowed to be at the stand, so that there is no hindrance to the traffic movement”, Transport Minister Gahlot said. Gahlot also requested the traffic police to cooperate with the Delhi government in running these stands smoothly. The Minister said that the demand for marked auto stands was long pending and the government had been receiving requests through e-mails, letters and other platforms. These requests were made to the Chief Minister of Delhi. Thereafter, the Chief Minister pushed the project and got it notified on priority. The total number of stands marked are 511.last_img read more

12 Oct

IAF inducts four Chinook heavylift helicopters

first_imgChandigarh: Four Chinook heavy-lift helicopters made in the US were inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) here on Monday.After inducting the helicopters, IAF chief B S Dhanoa said induction of Chinook will be a game changer the way the Rafale is going to be in the fighter fleet. The first four of the 15 CH-47F (I) Chinook helicopters, which were ordered from Boeing in September 2015, were commissioned into the IAF’s 126 Helicopter Unit (HU) at a ceremony held here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Chinook, twin-engine, tandem rotor, is multi-role, vertical-lift platform, which is used for transporting troops, artillery, equipment and fuel. The helicopter can carry out military operations not only during the day but at night too. Speaking at the function here, Dhanoa said, “Our country faces a multitude of security challenges, we require vertical lift capability across a very diversified terrain.” “The IAF operates from bases which are from sea level to very high altitude advance landing grounds. The helicopter will give the IAF quantum leap in terms of ability to transport cargo to precarious high altitude locations. The aircraft is one of its best in its category,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe all-weather capable aircraft can also used for humanitarian and disaster relief operations and in missions such as transportation of relief supplies and mass evacuation of refugees. “It is a red-letter day for the Air Force as we are inducting the Chinook helicopters which gives us a tremendous capability, primarily in the inter-valley troop transfer. In inter-valley troop transfer, what is very important is ability to operate from high altitudes to take acclimatized troops from one valley to another valley,” he said while interacting with reporters here. Asked about Pakistan Air Force chief Mujahid Anwar Khan Saturday leading a fly-past at the Pakistan Day joint military parade in Islamabad, Dhanoa quipped, “The Pakistan Air Force chief was flying from rear cockpit, just look from where he was flying.” Citing an example about how Chinooks can be helpful in non-military roles, he said, “After the floods which occurred in Uttarakhand earlier and natural disaster in other hilly areas, there is a requirement to lift heavy loads, especially re-construction equipment so that we can open roads and communication can be re-established.” “The helicopter is not only with the Air Force for the military role, it is a national asset,” he said. Named after the courageous American-Indian tribes, the aircraft outperforms in its mobility, agility, flexibility and endurance, the IAF chief said. He said all the 15 Chinook helicopters will not be stationed at Chandigarh Air Force Station’s 12 Wing as another unit of heavy-lift choppers will be created in Dinjan (Assam). Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command Air Marshal R Nambiar, Major General Robin Fontes from the US, Boeing India head Salil Gupte and Haryana’s Director General of Police Manoj Yadava were among others present on the occasion.last_img read more

12 Oct

Syrian Refugee Haider Jalabi Is Finally in Morocco to Join His

Rabat – Syrian refugee Haider Jalabi arrived in Morocco on Wednesday afternoon after he was granted a visa to enter the country and be reunited with his father. The 10-year-old arrived at the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca with Dutch-Moroccan journalist Boutaina Azzabi, who has been looking after him in Turkey since she heard that he was sleeping at the airport when he was refused entry to Morocco in June.She set up the campaign #MoroccoLetHaiderEnter to help bring the boy legally to Morocco. Haider can now join his father, 38-year-old Bashar Jalabi, a former soldier in the ranks of the Assad military. The father has legal residency in Morocco and is married to a Moroccan woman who had been living with him in Syria before the start of the revolution in 2011.The Moroccan authorities granted Haider a visa to enter the country after a video of him appealing to King Mohammed VI went viral on social media networks. Prior to this, Haider has had his visa petition denied 3 times by Moroccan authorities.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

12 Oct

New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Crews in New Zealand have reentered an underground coal mine for the first time since a methane explosion killed 29 workers more than eight years ago, raising hopes among family members that they might find bodies and evidence that leads to criminal charges.Anna Osborne, whose husband Milton was killed in the explosion, said Tuesday the families had been fighting for this day ever since the mine blew up. She said it was moving and overwhelming to watch people go back in.Two workers escaped the mine after the deadly November 2010 explosion. After several more explosions, the mine was sealed shut.New Zealand’s previous conservative government concluded the mine remained too unsafe to reenter. But the liberal government elected in 2017 reexamined the issue and allowed reentry to proceed.The Associated Press read more

8 Oct

Work begins on Volkswagen assembly plant in Kuliyapitiya

Initially these vehicles would be marketed locally for a period of 3 years and thereafter the vehicles manufactured will be exported to overseas markets. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe placed the foundation stone today for the construction of a vehicle assembly plant of the German auto maker Volkswagen in Kuliyapitiya.The Board of Investment (BOI) inked the agreement with the German auto maker last year to set up the assembly plant in Sri Lanka at an investment of US$ 26.5 million. BOI is very keen to attract other leading automobile manufacturers into the country as the industry creates opportunities for the creation of local component manufacturers that can supply the building of a complex product such as passenger car. It is estimated that the assembly plant will be operational within a period of 30 months.Volkswagen is a leading German automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Company was founded in 1937 and produces cars, trucks and buses. The company revenue was Euro 197 billion in 2013. It is best known for Iconic models such as Beetle, Golf and Passat.The uniqueness of the project would be the inflows of German advanced automobile technology into the country and creating of job opportunities for the local youth. (Colombo Gazette) Under the agreement the investor will assemble vehicles in the 1000 cc to 2000 cc category. These vehicles will be diesel powered and include passenger cars, Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV), Multi Utility Vehicles (MUV) or commercial vehicles. There is also a potential for export vehicles which would be petrol/electric/ hybrid vehicles to be built without the concessions that have been given for assembling diesel vehicles. The total value of this project will be an investment of US$26.5 million of which 21.5 million will be invested in fixed assets within a period of 24 months.As Volkswagen is currently the world leader in Automobile manufacture, recently overtaking Toyota of Japan, this project is a very high profile one and a statement about Sri Lanka’s growing attractiveness as a destination for investment. read more

8 Oct

Body of a male with stab injuries found in Kiribathgoda

According to reports the man had been killed inside his house and the body was later dumped inside a three-wheeler.The victim had been identified as Dhanushka Tharanga Gunaratne (40). (Colombo Gazette) The body of a male with stab injuries was found in Kiribathgoda today.The Police said that the body was found inside a three-wheeler in Nahena in Kiribathgoda.

3 Oct

Moodys reviews debt ratings for some companies due to low oil and

CALGARY – The debt ratings for more than a dozen Canadian companies have been placed under review and may be downgraded by Moody’s Investor Services as a result of lower oil and gas prices.Among the biggest names on the list is Calgary-based Precision Drilling (TSX:PD), which owns and operates fleets of rigs used by oil and gas companies in Canada, the United States and other countries.Other companies on the Moody’s review list include Paramount Resources Ltd. (TSX:POU) and other oil and gas producers as well as companies that provide drilling, transportation and environmental services to the industry.Moody’s says it’s reviewing the debt ratings for a total of 120 companies around the world because of the outlook for energy prices.It’s estimating the West Texas Intermediate benchmark crude will be about US$33 a barrel this year, on average, rising to US$38 per barrel next year and US$43 barrel per day in 2018 — higher than recent prices but down from 2014 and 2015.The New York-based agency said it was lowering its estimates for oil prices because of continuing oversupply, particularly in light of new Iranian exports following the end of bans put in place until it met demands to limit its nuclear program.“Increased production vastly exceeds growth in oil consumption, even with consumption growth by major consumers such as the U.S., China and India,” Moody’s said Friday. by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 22, 2016 8:11 am MDT Last Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Moody’s reviews debt ratings for some companies due to low oil and gas prices read more

30 Sep

Its Official Rory McIlroy Has Goods To Be Next

For years, Tiger Woods dominated golf and anyone who came along as he predecessor, he demolished. As Woods returns to form – and he is playing outstanding again – he has finally met his golfing match.Rory McIlroy has, in the last several weeks, solidified himself as the No. 1 player in the world. More than that, at just 23, he has made a case for being the new dominant force in the sport.Sunday, McIlroy eclipsed the strongest field of the year – a field that included Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, et al – shooting a final-round 67 for a two-shot win.It was McIlroy’s second straight win in two weeks, making him the first to do so since Woods in 2009. He’s won three of his last four tournaments – including the PGA Championshp for his second major. He is a remarkable 53-under par in those wins.”He’s going out there and is up near the lead and posts a good number,” Woods said. ”He’s doing the things he needs to do, and as he said, he’s feeling very confident about his game. Right now he’s just really played well, and he’s making a ton of putts. That’s a great combo.”Woods and McIlroy have been spending a lot of time together in the last month – whether they’re in the same group on the golf course, as they have been four times during the playoffs and will be again for the opening round of the Tour Championship; in TV interviews together; in the interview room, where one is behind a microphone and the other waiting his turn in the back of the room; or at lunch after the pro-am.McIlroy from Northern Ireland said he recalls vividly watching Woods do as he is doing now.”I think I’ve always had an appreciation for what Tiger did over the years,” McIlroy said. ”The more you put yourself in this position, and the more you win, and the more you pick up trophies, it becomes normal, and it feels like this is what you’re supposed to do. I’m sure that’s how he felt when he was on that run, and how he still feels. He still won three times this year.”Part of McIlroy’s success is that he seems humble.”I don’t think I’m quite there yet,” he said. ”But I’m getting to that stage where I’m thinking, ‘This is what I should be doing. I should be lifting a trophy at the end of the week.’ It’s been great. The last four weeks, five weeks have been incredible, some of the best golf that I’ve ever played. I’m going to try and keep the run going for as long as possible.” read more

20 Sep

La NASA recrute des volontaires pour rester au lit pendant 70 jours

first_imgLa NASA recrute des volontaires pour rester au lit pendant 70 joursL’agence spatiale américaine recrute actuellement des volontaires pour participer à une nouvelle étude visant à préparer des voyages spatiaux de longue durée. Pour cela, les volontaires devront rester au lit pendant 70 jours.Votre lit est votre meilleur ami et vous avez de la peine à chaque fois qu’il vous faut le quitter ? Alors l’expérience “Bed-Rest Study” est peut-être pour vous. Récemment, la NASA a lancé un nouvel appel à candidatures afin d’entamer cette étude dont le principe a de quoi en séduire plus d’un. Celle-ci consiste à demander aux volontaires de rester au lit pendant 70 jours, le tout pour la coquette somme de 18.000 dollars (environ 13.000 euros).Menée par le Johnson Space Center, cette étude est une nouvelle étape dans la préparation de vols habités de longue durée. En effet, elle vise plus concrètement à étudier les conséquences de la microgravité que pourrait subir le corps des astronautes. Cela fait longtemps déjà que les scientifiques se penchent sur ces effets, en suivant notamment de près tous les astronautes qui viennent à bord de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Néanmoins, les conséquences pourraient être d’autant plus importantes avec des vols de plus longue durée. C’est pourquoi la NASA multiplie les études afin d’en savoir davantage.  Au lit, 24h/24 pendant 70 jours Comme on peut l’imaginer, si rester 70 jours au lit peut en séduire certains, le véritable protocole est beaucoup moins attirant. Car les volontaires devront rester allongés 24 heures sur 24 pendant 70 jours, à l’exception de courts moments où ils subiront quelques tests. Le lit sera lui légèrement incliné (avec un angle de 6°) afin que les jambes soient un peu relevées.Selon le Dr Roni Cromwell, scientifique qui mènera la “Bed-rest study”, cette inclinaison va faire remonter les fluides organiques au niveau de la partie supérieure du corps, déclenchant des conditions cardiovasculaires similaires à celles rencontrées dans l’espace. “Et en mettant quelqu’un au lit pendant une longue période, il y a également une atrophie des muscles et de la densité osseuse”, explique le Dr Cormwell à Forbes.   Lorsqu’ils sont dans l’espace, les astronautes peuvent se propulser à travers une pièce à l’aide d’une simple poussée. Leurs muscles travaillent donc beaucoup moins et c’est là qu’apparait l’atrophie évoquée par le Dr Cromwell. C’est pourquoi il est si important d’évaluer la nature et l’importance de ces changements : pour pouvoir mettre en place des contre-mesures destinées à minimiser ces conséquences. Des activités variées… mais toujours au litDans l’ISS, par exemple, les astronautes se livrent régulièrement à des exercices physiques. “Etre capable de tester de nouvelles idées sur Terre sauve un temps de vol inestimable. Ce que l’alitement fait à la physiologie des sujets et la façon dont des contre-mesures peuvent être utiles à cette physiologie, nous aident à mieux préparer et protéger les astronautes quand ils sont dans l’espace”, explique Joe Neigut, du Johnson Space Center de Houston. Aussi, bien que couchés pendant 70 jours, les volontaires pourront s’adonner à des activités variées telles que lire un livre, jouer à un jeu sur leur téléphone, communiquer avec leurs proches via internet et même travailler, du moment qu’ils ne bougent pas du lit. De même, les quelques exercices physiques réalisés se feront à l’horizontale à l’aide d’équipements particuliers avec lesquels les volontaires feront connaissance pendant les 14 jours précédant la phase pratique de l’étude. “Nous leur demandons aussi de réaliser des tâches que les astronautes feraient en atterrissant à la surface d’une planète. Faire comme s’il sortait d’un véhicule. Bouger des objets lourds sur une petite distance. Ceci nous donne une idée de leurs capacités fonctionnelles”, et des changements que celles-ci montrent au fur et à mesure de l’étude, ajoute le Dr Cromwell.  Des volontaires en bonne santé Pour cette raison, les scientifiques ont déjà prévenu : ils ont besoin de volontaires en bonne santé et non pas de vrais adeptes du lit. Des personnes qui passent leur temps devant la télé ne correspondent pas à la “description précise de ce que nous recherchons. Les sujets doivent être en très bonne santé”, souligne Kelly Humphries de la NASA. D’ailleurs, les volontaires seront scrupuleusement sélectionnés via un examen physique rigoureux, une batterie de tests psychologiques et un entretien de 90 minutes avec un psychologue. “Nous voulons être surs que nous choisissons des personnes qui sont prêtes mentalement à passer 70 jours au lit. Pas n’importe qui qui soit à l’aise avec cela, ou tout type de personne qui puisse tolérer un temps prolongé passé au lit”, indique le Dr Cromwell. D’ailleurs, ce n’est pas la première fois que la NASA mène une étude de ce genre. En 2008, Heather Archuletta qui travaille désormais pour l’agence américaine, a participé à des recherches de ce type et se souvient à quel point la chose n’était parfois pas facile à supporter. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESA”J’essayais de me rappeler que je faisais ça pour les astronautes, pour qu’ils puissent rester en bonne santé dans l’espace. Le jour où je me suis levée du lit après 54 jours, mes pieds me faisaient tellement mal, comme si je marchais pour la première fois”, se souvient-elle. Mais elle ne semble pas le regretter aujourd’hui puisque cela lui a permis de se mettre dans la peau d’un astronaute et d’en rencontrer par la suite plus d’une douzaine.(crédits photo : NASA) Le 23 septembre 2013 à 17:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

20 Sep

Steam is issuing No Mans Sky refunds even if youve played for

first_img <> Update: Looks like the refunding party may be over. Steam has now stated it will no longer make an exception for No Man’s Sky, but some users are still managing to get a refund. Maybe too many people were asking?—When a game is overly hyped, launches, and turns out to not live up to that hype, launch day buyers get angry. The anger usually subsides pretty quickly and we all move on. But for No Man’s Sky the upset is continuing to fester because of what was promised and how much of that promise never made it into the game. Refunds are being issued on a daily basis, and if you purchased the game through Steam it seems the service’s two-hour rule doesn’t apply such is the state of the experience being offered (for $60).Valve has a very clear policy when it comes to qualifying for a refund on a Steam purchase. As long as 14 days haven’t passed and the game has been played for less than 2 hours, a refund will be issued. No Man’s Sky’s Steam listing stresses that same refund policy applies to this game. However, No Man’s Sky refunds are apparently being issued to gamers who have logged over 70 hours of play time.How is that possible? It simply comes down to selecting the correct reason for the refund. In this case selecting “bad performance” or “false advertising” will trigger the refund.If you took the time to watch the video above, you can clearly see why Valve can’t really argue with either of those reasons for the refund. But after 70 hours of play? Things must be really bad for them to still agree to the refund. Hello Games has been releasing patches and promising to improve the experience, so you could argue that burns through hours trying the game afresh after applying each patch and still come away disappointed.Getting a refund on the PS4 version is harder, with former owners stating they had to talk to a support agent over online chat to trigger it. They also referred to false advertising and multiple crashes as the reason for no longer wanting to own the game. Even then, the refund was issued with a warning that it was a gesture of good will, so it’s by no means the norm.Hello Games does have a big problem on its hands right now. I’m sure the patches will continue to flow and the game will improve over time, but the damage has been done and regardless of that it has hurt the small studio’s credibility. The next game Hello Games launches will have to be as close to perfect as possible.last_img read more

19 Sep

WWE RAW Ratings: Viewers see a drop on January 21 before the Royal Rumble…

first_img Google+ Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WWE RAW Ratings are in for January 21, 2019 this week.This week’s edition from Oklahoma City drew an average audience of 2.46 million viewers on Monday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is down from last week’s show that averaged 2.72 million viewers. The show came in at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 for the night on cable, down from No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3.The first hour of the show drew the strongest audience of the night (2.840 million).The NBA on TNT won the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics.Hourly Breakdowns and Demographics for WWE RAWHour 1: 2.840 (up from 2.775 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.403 (down from 2.781 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.143 (down from 2.610 million viewers)This week’s RAW, headlined by Ronda Rousey and Natalya vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley in a tag team main event match, averaged 0.85 rating among adults 18-49. This is down from last week’s show that averaged a 0.91 rating. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Pinterestlast_img read more

17 Sep

Young impressed with Rashfords form

first_imgManchester United’s defender Ashley Young, has revealed the key to Marcus Rashford’s current exciting run of success.Rashford took his goal tally to five in seven games and 41 in total for the club with the goal against the Seagulls at the Stretford End. And Young was delighted with the lad’s current run of form ahead of their FA Cup clash against Arsenal on Friday night.“Marcus just wants to learn,” Young told reporters after Saturday’s game.“He’s on the training pitch all the time and at times you have to drag him off because he just wants to be out there.Rashford with United’s second goal….GET INNN #MUNBHA #MUNBRI pic.twitter.com/FBjRG2fOc5— That Mech Kid ! (@r3al___AJ) January 19, 2019“He wants to learn and that is a good thing to see in a youngster now. It’s fantastic to see, he’s got that hunger, that desire, he’s a winner, and when you come through the Academy here, you’ve got that in abundance and you can see that when he goes out on the pitch every day here.”Rashford opened his goalscoring account for United in the league with a brace against the Gunners in a 3-2 victory in the Premier League three years ago. And Young remembers how he has flourished from then on till date.“I saw it from his youth-team days, when he was in the reserves and then obviously when he was training with us,“ recalled Young via the club’s website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.”He was a breath of fresh air. I was looking at him, thinking ‘I wish I was that spring chicken again’ but that seems like ages ago when he burst on to the scene, and I don’t think he’s looked back since. Like I said, he wants to work each day and every day and he can only get better.“I’ve said it from the time he broke into the team and even before then, he can be an unbelievable talent, he’s got the world ahead of him.his thought on Rashford’s goal, tho, the way he talked about it.Ole knows. Still The Assassin.pic.twitter.com/A3gZ34cfWS— Janoary M. Wibowo (@janoary_mw) January 13, 2019“He looks like he’s been playing for years and years. He’s a man ahead of his age.“The finish was unbelievable. I think he was actually off-balance but the way he finished it was superb and it’s a sight for us back players to see, the forwards running at defenders like that. I wouldn’t want to see him running at me like that! We get that in training.“It’s a tough job there [up front], but as long as they keep scoring, there’s great competition for places, and that’s what you’ve got to do – you’ve got to earn your money and go out there and produce, and he’s been doing that.”last_img read more

15 Sep

Driver hospitalized after slamming into MDC North building

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews airlifted the driver of a pickup truck to the hospital after, officials said, he slammed into a building at Miami Dade College North Campus, Tuesday afternoon.7Skyforce HD hovered above the scene along Northwest 119th Street and 32nd Avenue in Northwest Miami-Dade, just before 3 p.m.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took photographs showing the vehicle against the wall of the building.Officials said the driver was briefly trapped in the wreckage. Crews were eventually able to remove him.His injuries were severe enough that he had to be airlifted to an area hospital. His condition is unknown.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

9 Sep

Chignik Lagoon adjusts to life on 94 hydropower

first_imgDownload AudioChignik Lagoon’s hydroelectric project has been running since spring, but it officially cut the ribbon last week. The system now provides 94 percent of the community’s energy needs, saving the town about $500 a day on fuel costs.(Photo by Hannah Colton, KDLG – Dillingham)Packer Creek is a small stream that runs down a steep hill through the middle of Chignik Lagoon. Where before were only small ATV trails, now there is about a mile of gravel access road along the creek, leading up to a new dam.Walking to the ribbon cutting, hydro project manager Michelle Anderson pointed out where the new road construction cut into the glacial till in the hillside.“This is all new road, yes,” Anderson said. “Once we passed that gate, they started constructing…. So this is all area that hasn’t been opened up before.”Project manager Michelle Anderson, Village President Clemens Grunert Jr., and Lake and Pen Borough Mayor Glen Alsworth pose for a photo at the official ribbon cutting of the Packer Creek hydro project. (Photo by Hannah Colton, KDLG – Dillingham)Though the extra space is nice, it’s low on Anderson’s list of the benefits of the project. The biggest advantage, she says, is getting away from diesel.“Just the fact that we have to haul diesel here – there’s that much more chance to can contaminate something,” she said.The person who is perhaps most familiar with diesel in Chignik Lagoon is Larry McCormick, who operates the diesel plant and most of the other utilities in town:“I’m the garbage man, the guy that operates the sewer system, also the fuel man… yeah. pretty much everything,” he said.McCormick has been working the diesel plant since it started decades ago. And now, he and two other operators are learning to work with hydro.At top of Packer Creek, McCormick shows guests the 9-foot dam where water flows into a pipe through a metal screen.As Mayor Glen Alsworth looks on, Larry McCormick (right) sweeps a few leaves from the screen that lets water flow into the hydro pipe. (Photo by Hannah Colton, KDLG – Dillingham)“When it first came online in March, the screens were freezing, and there was a couple of times when we actually had to bust ice off the screen,” he said.McCormick says when ice or debris clog the screen, the hydro can shut off and the diesel will kick back in. Then it’s his job to get the hydro running again. McCormick expects the year ahead will be full of these little challenges. Still, he says, the hydro will be much easier to manage than the old diesel plant.“If you ran a diesel engine for 1,000 hours, that’s 4 oil changes and that’s 20 gallons of used oil,” McCormick said.All that oil then has to be transported to a dump site and burned. McCormick says the hydro system, on the other hand, requires just a little grease on the bearings every 1,000 hours.“I’ve noticed I do have more time on my hands,” he said. “It’s not as much maintenance. Don’t have to worry about as many things going wrong with this.”One of Chignik Lagoon’s three power plant operators, Larry McCormick keeps the town running with sewer, garbage, fuel, power, and general maintenance. (Photo by Hannah Colton, KDLG – Dillingham)On the way back to town, McCormick gives a tour of the small hydroelectric power house. Inside, water flows from the pipe into a water turbine, generating up to 167 kilowatts of electricity.The generator is humming, but McCormick says it’s nothing compared to the roar of the diesel plant.“You wouldn’t hear me if we were in the diesel plant right now,” he said. “I’d have to be hollering and you’d have to wear ear muffs. This is really quiet.”For the 70 residents of Chignik Lagoon, this is what clean energy sounds like.last_img read more

5 Sep

Pakistan plunders natural resources gifts Baltistan goldmines to allies

first_imgGilgit BaltistanIANSEven as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan expresses solidarity with the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), the reality on ground zero is contrary to Khan’s much-hyped claims on camera.At the behest of the Federal government in Islamabad, Chinese companies are reportedly plundering natural resources in the Gilgit-Baltistan region which includes precious metals like gold, platinum, cobalt and precious gemstones like Topaz and Aquamarine.The exploitation of natural resources at a large scale has resulted in widespread public protests recently across GB, an Indian territory, part of greater Kashmir region, forcibly occupied by Pakistan.Several leaders, including Shaukat Kashmiri and Mumtaz Khan, who voiced their concern over Pakistan’s decision to allot mining contracts to foreign companies, were either jailed or driven out of PoK.In a three-year research project on the strategic region of PoK conducted by India’s top think tank, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), it has been revealed that enormous wealth plundered by foreign companies in GB did not accrue to the local populace.”Precious minerals, gems, metals and even uranium found in the Baltistan area were exploited. However, the revenues were not shared with the local government, igniting widespread protests in GB,” said Ashok Behuria, an expert on PoK associated with the project.Behuria said that whenever there was unrest in GB, Chinese authorities became nervous.”The reason is that in recent years, China has made a huge investment in mining projects in Baltistan. The GB region also provides key strategic connectivity to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, making Beijing obsessed with this territory,” Behuria told IANS.Based on its in-depth research, the IDSA has recently published a book on PoK, authored jointly by its three senior analysts, Surinder Kumar Sharma, Yaqoob ul Hasan and Behuria.Having experience of more than three decades of research on the strategic GB region, Surinder Sharma said that on the one hand natural resources in Baltistan are being looted by the government, while on the other the entire region is being neglected by the government.”No wonder, GB is one of the poorest regions in Asia where around 85 per cent of people lives on subsistence agriculture,” Sharma told IANS.IDSA’s research says the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation estimates that there are 1,480 gold mines in GB, out of which 123 contain a superior quality of gold, compared to the gold mines in South Africa. Despite having superior quality gold, the region did not benefit as companies which were issued mining licences operated like a mafia syndicate.The critical research, published in the form of a book, reveals that during the regime of General Pervez Musharraf, mining licences were issued to 20 multi-national companies. To oblige Beijing, the Pakistan government obliged several Chinese companies to exploit natural resources in GB. The local Gem Association had opposed the government’s move citing that the decision would deprive local residents of their resources.But for the Pakistani establishment, their all-weather friend China is more important.Such mining contracts were gifted to oblige China, said Sharma, adding: “Pakistan has double standards on PoK. On the face of it, it alleges that India should not have revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir, while on the ground Pakistan blatantly plunders natural resources of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, abusing the basic rights of the local people.”last_img read more

1 Sep

Netflix can tell you exactly when you became hooked to your favorite

first_imgNetflix has made a business out of people staying inside all day binge-watching their favorite shows. It’s gotten so good at it that it can tell you the exact moment when viewers decided that they were in it for the long haul.Binge-watching isn’t just an art form. It’s science.The company pulled data from Netflix member accounts in 20 countries to figure out which episodes of some of the most popular series streaming got people hooked. It revealed on Wednesday when the “global fandom” began for shows like The Get Down, Stranger Things, Making a Murderer, and more.These are called “hooked episodes.” It was the moment when at least 70 percent of viewers went on to complete that series’ season. The company compiled data from January 2015 to August 2016 and found that it was mostly consistent across all the countries observed.Courtesy NetflixSo viewers in the US, Canada, Japan, Argentina, and other nations became hooked on episode two of Stranger Things, called “The Weirdo on Maple Street,” where we get Eleven’s first interaction with the boys, the pool party at Steve’s place, and that thing that happened to Barb. With the first season of American Horror Story (the one in the “Murder House”), it was the episode on Halloween.In shows where the horror was a little less supernatural, viewers were hooked on episodes that included passion and love, such as in Jane the Virgin‘s seventh episode.“We’ve always believed there is a universality to great stories. The Internet allows us to share these stories with a global audience and what we see from the data is how similar our members watch and respond,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix.Although Netflix can’t pinpoint exact moments where viewers got hooked on shows, and it notes that not all shows are available in all countries–consistently one of Netflix’s quality issues internationally–it hopes that the data can be a step in proving that people are mostly the same when it comes to their favorite TV shows.“Regardless of whether they live in Argentina or Japan, members are not only getting hooked on similar episodes but identifying with similar storylines,” a spokesperson wrote.The study also gives people who were hooked from the beginning more leverage in the fandom competition. I was hooked on Stranger Things at the first episode, so take that Netflix!last_img read more

17 Aug

Qantas new campaign advocates Spirit of Australians

first_imgSpirit of Australians Qantas Executive Manager Marketing, Lewis Pullen Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Qantas has launched the first chapter of its new advertising campaign; employing a modernised, digitally enhanced and Australian-focused approach. ‘You’re The Reason We Fly’ is the title of the new marketing campaign targeting Australian consumers and encouraging interactive, online involvement and digital advocacy. Speaking at a press conference at Qantas headquarters in Sydney, Qantas executive manager marketing Lewis Pullen said the airline is more than ready to launch a new campaign. “The research undertaken gave us a clear direction on where to go with this campaign,” he said. “Our customers wanted to see us take a different and more creative approach… they wanted us to talk about the people, the spirit of Australians and not just the place.” The core creative idea behind the new advertising strategy is based on simple brand truths according to Mr Pullen. “We carry more Australians than any other airline, we’ve been doing it for longer than anybody else, the spirit of Australia is part of our DNA; it’s on our planes, it is our logo and we feel we know Australian’s better than anybody else.” In support of the new campaign Qantas has added an ‘ns’ to the tag line livery of two of its aircraft, an Airbus A380 and a Boeing B737, which will now fly with the ‘Spirit of Australians’ emblazoned on the side of the plane. Qantas has also invited its customers to be part of the conversation and part of the new campaign by having them upload their name and photo on the Qantas website, giving them the opportunity to become an element of the visual advertising. “Over the next two weeks, we’re asking Australians to upload their photo and name via the Qantas website or by using a specially developed mobile phone or Facebook application,” Mr Pullen said. “Those people will then have the chance to appear in the end frame of our new TV commercial or win the opportunity to have their name painted on the side of an A380 or B737 aircraft.” Applicants will have the chance to win a share of five lots of 500,000 frequent flyer points and Qantas will donate five dollars to Mission Australia for every photo uploaded. “We feel this campaign is highly inclusive, interactive and engaging and incorporates some world firsts in the form of digital advertising,” he added. “We’ll actually serve up a personalised digital banner to every applicant and we are also developing technology which will recognise your involvement in the campaign by projecting your name and photo on our digital billboards if you have the app open when you walk past.” The campaign will be rolled out over the course of the next five months, incorporating a number of print, digital, outdoor and TVC executions. New Digital Advertising Campaignlast_img read more

9 Aug

Land for Omonias doomed stadium handed over to the bank

first_imgLand at the Halepianes area outside Nicosia, initially earmarked for the construction of Omonia football club’s stadium, has been handed over to the Bank of Cyprus (BoC) in a land for debt swap, reports said on Wednesday.According to daily Politis newspaper, the bank took over the real estate, made up of several individual plots, after its owner, Lockwood Properties Ltd, proved unable to service a €7m debt.Lockwood Properties Ltd is owned by New Winner Investment, a company controlled by main opposition party Akel, known for its influence on the Nicosia football club.The property had been used as collateral against a debt of €11m.BoC initially filed a lawsuit against the company, which it later withdrew because it would have been a long-drawn process that could lead to a deadlock.The bank came back with a proposal to Lockwood to buy the property for €7.3m and write off the remainder of the debt.The agreement includes a clause that it will not be sold to any ‘unwanted buyers’ over the next 12 months. The clause was included following reports that Omonia’s Nicosia archrivals, Apoel, had shown interest in the real estate through a Ukrainian company associated with the club, Politis said.Such a development would have inflicted huge political cost on Akel.The land was bought in 2003 by the company for the construction of a stadium.The plans never materialised – the project didn’t even receive the necessary permits – and in the meantime the club run into financial trouble that continue to plague it to this day.Former club chairman Miltiades Neophytou is suing former president Demetris Christofias for some €21m, which includes money he had allegedly poured into the team at his behest.It is understood that €5.9m of Lockwood’s debt was money drawn against the property to pay Neophytou.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more