Why Jalen Hurts Will Not Be Transferring From Alabama In 2018

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts has been consistently mentioned as a top college football transfer candidate since the 2017 season ended. His father even said in an interview that his son would become “the biggest” free agent in college football history if he didn’t win the starting job. However, it’s looking like no move is going to be made.Here’s why.College football has passed a new rule regarding redshirt eligibility. Players are now able to play in up to four games and still use that year as a “redshirt year.”So, with Alabama not appearing to have officially settled on a starting quarterback for 2018, it would make little sense for Hurts to leave now. He can stay with the Crimson Tide, play in a couple of games if needed (or all of them if he wins the starting job), and then decide on his future in 2019.Hurts will be a graduate transfer next year, so he’ll be able to play right away in 2019. And, if he plays in a couple of games this season (but no more than 4), he won’t lose a year of eligibility.There has been plenty of transfer talk surrounding the quarterback, but at this point, it just doesn’t make logical sense for him to leave.ESPN’s Peter Burns agrees.“This NCAA 4 Game rule should single-handedly end the Jalen Hurts is going to transfer from Bama discussion right? Jalen can play and help Bama if needed up to 4 games, graduate and then transfer anywhere he wants if he doesn’t land full time hosting gig,” he tweeted.He’s right.This NCAA 4 Game rule should single-handedly end the Jalen Hurts is going to transfer from Bama discussion right?Jalen can play and help Bama if needed up to 4 games, graduate and then transfer anywhere he wants if he doesn’t land full time hosting gig.— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) June 13, 2018Big-time transfers are always a fun time in the college football world, but it seems likely that we won’t be getting that from Hurts until 2019 at the earliest.Alabama opens its 2018 season a big stage. The Crimson Tide are taking on Louisville on Sept. 1 in primetime.last_img read more

WISKA Showcases Five New Products at SMM

first_imgWorld Maritime News Staff, September 12, 2014 zoom WISKA’s Head of Marketing Anja Lange and Sven Laudan, Head of Engineering & DesignWISKA, a Hamburg-based manufacturer of electrical equipment, lighting products and CCTV camera surveillance systems for shipbuilding and diverse industries, is presenting a total of five new products to an international trade audience for the first time at the SMM 2014 in Hamburg.Luminaire 4000One highlight is the multi-functional, LED multi-purpose Luminaire 4000. The DNV GL certified luminaire 4000 contains a minimum of system components and is maintenance-free.The lighting system is designed for use in both weather exposed and interior areas. The standard breathable concept gives the electrics enhanced protection against moisture and condensation water, thus preventing short-circuits and corrosion and ensures a longer useful life.WISKA has also developed a splitter for use in reefer container logistics that expands the number of reefer container sockets available on board. The PushIn Mobile Splitter is a portable unit that can turn one reefer container socket gang into two.The mobile splitter allows the existing electrical capacity on board to be used by maximising the number of available reefer container sockets without requiring any modifications to the ship’s electrical infrastructure.Another highlight of WISKA at SMM 2014 is computer-controlled CCTV camera surveillance systems designed for the maritime industry. WISKA has a total of three new products to present this year: a flameproof camera system for hazardous areas on board, a pan-and-tilt camera made from stainless steel, and a plastic dome camera of protection type IP 68.All three CCTV innovations are characterised by being fully IP-compatible. They also have advanced Full-HD technology to deliver crystal-clear, high resolution images that go well beyond what analogue cameras can provide.The three camera stations can be operated via POE (Power-over-Ethernet), which means that a single cable is used to transfer data and power to the CCTV system and no additional power supply is required.Apart from their latest products, WISKA is using the SMM venue to showcase their tried and tested products such as WISKA Sprint cable gland system which recently marked 25 years of being in the market. When asked about the secret of the Sprint’s longevity, the WISKA’s Head of Marketing Anja Lange told the World Maritime News reporter that ”the system is very flexible and applicable to various areas, which has allowed it to adjust and to grow from one or two cable glands, to the system we have now over the last 25 years.”When asked about their latest expansion to Asia and the reasons behind the opening of their Shanghai post, Ms Lange said that ‘‘the Asian market is a growing market for WISKA, seeing that the majority of container ships is built in the Asian shipyards.”last_img read more

Innovation Research Growth OpEd

first_imgThis government is investing in people – education, training and skills for good jobs that are the foundation for a good future. We have invested in companies to protect and create new jobs for Nova Scotians, creating opportunities, big and small, throughout the province. And we are using one of our greatest assets, our educational institutions, to spur innovation and productivity that will prepare us for future economic opportunities. This government is expanding leading-edge research infrastructure in the province through the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT). Our recent $1.1-million investment will fund 11 cutting-edge research projects that will broaden understanding of health-based studies, as well as clean technology and environmental developments. The projects are expected create about 375 jobs during the next five years. Since 2001, the province, through NSRIT, has awarded more than $66 million to more than 340 research projects. These projects have directly leveraged more than $100 million in federal and secondary education institutional funding, and created even more indirect benefits. For example, the province’s investment in NSRIT allowed Jason Masuda at Saint Mary’s University to purchase a highly sophisticated spectrometer. This equipment is vital to a team of researchers and students who are seeking environmentally friendly solutions to sustain natural resources for the green economy. This is leading to cleaner fertilizers and solvents for the agriculture industry. It will also mean students with high-value skills, using the latest clean technologies, will soon be joining our workforce. Through another provincial investment Jeff Dahn and Dalhousie University were able to pursue viable, world-class research to develop new high-performance, low-cost lithium batteries that have strong commercial potential. And there is help for small businesses. The expanded Productivity and Innovation Voucher program, gives them access to research to become more productive and innovative. Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet in Mahone Bay was able to gather product development research and complete an invaluable third-party evaluation with customers by partnering with Saint Mary’s University through the voucher program. The Early Stage Commercialization Fund is another great example of helping support commercially viable research. ABK BioMedical developed OccluRad, a treatment for uterine fibroids, and received support through the fund to continue commercialization of the technology. For Nova Scotia, research and innovation is creating a foundation for the province to contribute, compete, and lead nationally and internationally. That is the reason we are investing in people and giving them the skills to be successful. -30-last_img read more

BC Hydro provides media with tour of Site C Project

first_imgAccording to Construction Director, Ross Turner, crews are working around the clock to finish the construction of the diversion tunnels.Turner says the completion of the diversion tunnels is a top priority for Site C, with plans of completing the tunnels by March and have them in operation by September 1, 2020.One of the two diversion tunnels located on the north bank of Site C. Photo by Scott BrooksOnce the tunnels are complete, they will divert a capacity of 3,000 cubic metres per second of the Peace River.On the south bank, the dam and spillway are being constructed at a quick rate with over 60,000 cubic metres of concrete having been poured.A section of penstock being lifted into place as part of the dam. Photo by Scott Brooks FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro invited members of the media on Tuesday for a tour of the Site C Dam Project.During the tour, media was provided with a look and an update on the various construction projects that are taking place on the north and south banks of the Peace River.This included a close-up view of the diversion tunnels and the generating station. Hydro says the substation, located above the dam, will be the largest within the province and will service Fort St. John and Taylor.According to Community Relations Manager, David Conway, all projects within Site C are in sequence of one another and that they must be completed on time to avoid any delays.Despite it being an unseasonably wet summer, Turner says while it did slow down construction, it did not stop work and that all projects are on schedule.Site C is an estimated $10.7 billion project and is expected to be completed by 2024.last_img read more

Conservative leaders to attend pro-pipeline rally in Saskatchewan

Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press MOOSOMIN, Sask. — Federal Tory leader Andrew Scheer and the conservative premiers of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are to speak today at a pro-pipeline rally near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary.The event at a pumpjack facility is to draw attention to concerns about Bill C-69 — federal legislation that proposes major changes to how energy projects are reviewed.Rally organizer Sinclair Harrison says if the bill passes it would be detrimental to future pipeline development.He also wants to encourage TransCanada Corp. to reapply to build Energy East, a pipeline that would have transported oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to New Brunswick and Quebec.The company scrapped the $15.7 billion project in 2017.Energy East would have featured a tank terminal in Moosomin, Sask., near where the rally is taking place.“We’re here to speak for the silent majority that are in favour of pipelines,” said Harrison.There were also plans for additional pipelines to be built further south.He said the area already sees tax revenue coming in from the existing TransCanada mainline and is reaping the benefits from construction taking place on another nearby pipeline.“The more pipelines, the better off we are,” he said.“If everyone could see the economic benefit that these construction companies have on the area, it’s phenomenal.”Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is attending the rally out of concern for the “harmful” policies coming from Ottawa that affect the energy sector, a spokesman said.Scheer is taking part to share his Conservative vision for Saskatchewan and to “send a clear message in the buildup to the October election,” said press secretary Daniel Schow in a statement.New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said he continues to fight for Energy East and will bring that message to the protest.The rally comes as a truck convoy that started in Red Deer, Alta., is making its way to Ottawa as part of a protest in support of the energy sector. read more

UN welcomes New York Citys green initiative

23 April 2007Plans unveiled by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Earth Day to reduce the strain on natural resources such as water, air and land were warmly embraced by officials with the United Nations department that promotes sustainable development. “This is exactly the type of initiative that we would like more cities and communities to undertake,” says UN Director of Sustainable Development JoAnne DiSano. “Real development has to allow for economic growth and social development in an environmentally balanced way. We are strongly encouraged by this proposal.”The proposal unveiled on Sunday calls for a more energy-efficient city, including by rebuilding aging water mains, fostering greater support for mass transit, putting limits on vehicular congestion, and creating more energy-efficient buildings.Energy issues, climate change, air pollution and industrial development are all key matters up for consideration by the UN’s Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), that will open in New York next Monday and run from 30 April-11 May. More than 2,000 delegates and citizen groups will attend the meeting, which makes recommendations that affect all countries. The CSD is unique among UN commissions in that it involves participation from all sectors of society and it is the place where countries and organizations showcase new ideas and innovations for sustainable development. According to UN statistics, about 50 per cent of the world’s population is living in cities today. By 2030 this percentage will be over 60 per cent. To ensure a viable future, Ms. DiSano said cities can take a leadership role in addressing the strain on the environment caused by urbanization and a growing population.“The issues that New York City is addressing are the key issues that all countries and communities must address,” Ms. DiSano said. “If we are going to make a difference on air pollution and climate change, if we are going to have cleaner cities, we need to take a different approach.”She said that the fact that more cities from around the world were adopting sustainable development policies was particularly encouraging.“More and more people have come to understand that sustainable development makes sense,” she said, “and it is a process that can help more people enjoy fuller and more productive lives.” read more

UN report spotlights socioeconomic challenges posed by ageing populations

As the proportion of older persons continues to increase at unprecedented rates worldwide, countries will need to examine and adapt national policies, particularly those relating to pension systems and health care, according to a new United Nations report launched today.The number of people aged 60 years and older is expected to increase from 670 million in 2005 to nearly 2 billion in 2050, and some 80 per cent of them will live in developing countries, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs José Antonio Ocampo told a press conference in New York to mark the launch of the 60th anniversary edition of the World Economic and Social Survey. Designed to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, and entitled Development in an Ageing World, the 2007 report notes the “profound impact” ageing has on economic and social development. It also offers suggestions for addressing expected challenges relating to national health care and pension systems in the next four and a half decades. The report emphasizes that pension systems in developing countries are “significantly underdeveloped,” and that without urgent pension reform there could be 1.2 billion people without income security by 2050. Mr. Ocampo noted that the report presents “very strong evidence” of the association between the development of pension systems and poverty at old age. “Countries that have very well developed pension systems are also countries that have lower poverty rates of older people, while those countries that do not have well developed pension systems have high poverty rates of older people, and older people are sometimes forced to work beyond their working life,” he said. While the report does not advocate a one-size-fits-all solution, Mr. Ocampo stressed that future pension systems should aim at universal access, be equitable and ensure enough benefits to avoid old-age poverty.The report also notes that health and long-term care systems need to be reformed and adapted to fit ageing populations. At the same time, it states that ageing is not the most important factor in driving up the future cost of health care. Rather, rising costs can be attributed to inefficiencies in the delivery of health services, the introduction of new medical technologies, and price increases of pharmaceuticals and health insurance policies. Mr. Ocampo added that addressing the economic challenges related to ageing will have to be tackled through “a mix of solutions,” which should include increasing the participation of women in the labour force, lengthening the working life and improving worker satisfaction – all aimed at improving labour productivity. “It is quite clear that if there is no increase in labour productivity in rapidly ageing societies, there will actually be a slowdown in economic growth that will affect everyone,” he said. 19 June 2007As the proportion of older persons continues to increase at unprecedented rates worldwide, countries will need to examine and adapt national policies, particularly those relating to pension systems and health care, according to a new United Nations report launched today. read more

JHU led protest against UN team

Hundreds of Sri Lankans protested Thursday against a visit by U.N. officials to discuss human rights issues during the country’s civil war.Monks led about 300 protesters from the Buddhist nationalist National Heritage Party during the demonstration opposite a local U.N. office. They complained Sri Lanka is being unfairly criticized for alleged abuses as the war was ending in 2009. They alleged the visit was a step toward subjecting Sri Lanka to an international war crimes investigation. Three representatives from the U.N. human rights commission have met Sri Lankan government officials and ethnic Tamil politicians and seen areas ravaged by war on their visit. A U.N. report found evidence the government and Tamil Tiger rebels committed rights violations during the war. A U.N. document said earlier at least 7,000 people were killed in the last five months of the fighting alone.The U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution earlier this year urging Sri Lanka to investigate alleged war crimes committed by both sides. The visits are seen as a follow-up to the resolution, which also asked Sri Lanka to accept expertise from the office of U.N. human rights commissioner. (AP) read more

US and Sri Lanka to amend Open Skies Agreement

“This amendment to our bilateral Open Skies Agreement further strengthens the robust and longstanding trade relationship between the United States and Sri Lanka,” said Ambassador Keshap.  “As Sri Lanka’s largest trading partner, the United States seeks economic growth that provides employment and opportunity for the citizens of both our nations.” The signing took place during the Tenth International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN 2017) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from December 4 – 8, 2017. Within the ICAN 2017 framework, the United States is meeting with over a dozen countries and agreed in principle on amendments to two existing aviation agreements to expand rights for US carriers to include key seventh-freedom rights for all-cargo operations.This year’s ICAN also provides a venue to discuss a wide range of civil aviation issues with bilateral partner governments to resolve business issues and to obtain new rights for US carriers.  The US delegation includes representatives from the Departments of State and Transportation. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Atul Keshap and Secretary of Civil Aviation GS Withanage signed an agreement to amend the US-Sri Lanka Open Skies Agreement of 2002 to facilitate the movement of cargo goods more efficiently and profitably.The amendment strengthens global express delivery cargo networks, enhances bilateral connectivity and competitiveness, and facilitates economic growth and job creation. read more

As relevant as ever UN Charter is our living template for tackling

UN Photo/Loey FelipeSecretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council.In that context, the UN chief noted the partnership between the Organization and the African Union on peace and security, and the alignment of the 2030 Agenda with Africa’s Agenda 2063. “The Purposes and Principles of the Charter speak to today’s challenges as firmly as they spoke to people who had just lived through the most horrible war the world has ever seen,” said Mr. Guterres.The Purposes and Principles of the Charter speak to today’s challenges as firmly as they spoke to people who had just lived through the most horrible war the world has ever seen — Secretary-General Guterres “The Charter is our living template for serving “we the peoples”,” he added.The UN chief began his remarks with an appeal for an immediate suspension of all war activities in Syria’s conflict-battered eastern Ghouta, where, he said, “a human tragedy is unfolding in front of our eyes [with] 400,000 people living in hell on earth.”“I don’t think we can let things go on in this horrendous way,” said Mr. Guterres, explain that an estimated 700 people in the town, near the Syrian capital, Damascus, need urgent treatment that cannot be provided there. I pause in the violence would allow for evacuations and for other civilians to be treated on site.He also noted that acknowledged that the liberation of Kuwait from the forces of Saddam Hussein took place 27 years ago this month. This anniversary – of an undertaking in which the international community used the collective security principles outlined in the UN Charter to address a breach of the peace – “is a fitting backdrop to today’s discussion.” “So, while the Charter’s Principles are as relevant as ever, we must continue to update its tools, we must use those tools with greater determination, and we must go back to the Charter’s roots for inspiration as we strive to deliver for ‘we the peoples’,” Mr. Guterres told a ministerial-level briefing of the Security Council on the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter.Calling for rebalancing the approach to international peace and security, the UN chief underscored the need to help countries avert the outbreak of crises – both natural and man-made – as well as the importance of full commitment to all human rights and inclusion of women in peace efforts.“Preventing crises is primarily the responsibility of Member States. Chapter VI of the Charter [on Pacific Settlement of Disputes] describes the tools that are available to them for that purpose – negotiation; enquiry; mediation; conciliation; arbitration; judicial settlement; and other peaceful measures and means,” stressed the Secretary-General, adding that the UN, including his own good offices, stand ready to help prevent, manage or resolve conflicts.Mr. Guterres also highlighted the role of Chapters VII and VIII on action with respect to threats to the peace, breaches of the peace, and acts of aggression; and regional arrangements, respectively, and said that regional perspectives are critical in understanding challenges and regional ownership essential for sustainable solutions. UN Photo/Loey FelipeFormer UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Security Council.Speaking alongside Mr. Guterres, former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, also highlighted that that the primary responsibilities in the Security Council to maintain international peace and security are “needed now more than ever.”“In order to effectively respond to non-traditional and transnational security challenges such as climate change, terrorism and violent extremism, nuclear proliferation, and cross-border insecurity, the Security Council should undergo reforms to be more flexible in its decision-making process,” he said.Mr. Ban also noted that multilateralism cannot be upheld by only one Member State or a group of states and urged the UN system, including the Security Council to strive to overcome “whatever challenges may loom over the horizon.”He also emphasized the need for the entire membership of the Organization to faithfully and thoroughly implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change while coping with other new challenges including, among others, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. read more

Urban Meyer fairly optimistic Braxton Miller will play against California

Ohio State’s top two quarterbacks both suffered injuries during the Buckeyes’ most recent football game against San Diego State, but OSU coach Urban Meyer is confident Braxton Miller and Kenny Guiton will be ready to play Saturday against California.Miller, the Buckeyes’ junior starting quarterback, suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee during the first quarter of the SDSU game and did not return. He resumed throwing Tuesday and was scheduled to practice in a “limited capacity,” Meyer said during Tuesday’s Big Ten weekly coaches’ teleconference.“His arm is fine and everything, it’s just can he plant, can he move and all that,” Meyer said. “I’ll know more of that after (Tuesday’s) practice.”Meyer said he will know tomorrow whether Miller will be available to play Saturday.“I’m fairly optimistic (Miller will be able to play),” Meyer said. “The improvement made between day three (since suffering the injury) and day four is very important, and that’s usually substantial.”Miller, the 2012 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, has completed 17 of his first 24 passing attempts this season. He has passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. He has also gained 82 yards on 18 rushing attempts.Guiton, a redshirt-senior, was brought off the bench and into action for the second consecutive week to start the season after Miller went down with an injury. Guiton played the rest of the game for OSU, completing 19 of 28 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while also gaining 83 rushing yards on nine attempts, including a 44-yard rushing touchdown.Guiton helped lead the Buckeyes to a 42-7 victory, but in the process may not been fully healthy. Meyer said Guiton hit his hand on a helmet following one of his throws, which caused his hand to be “very swollen” Sunday.“He’s a tough guy that fought through it,” Meyer said of Guiton.Meyer said Guiton is “fine,” and defined the injury as a contusion.“He’s ready to go,” Meyer said.Kickoff for OSU’s first road game of the season is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif. The 2-0 Buckeyes will be looking for their third win of the season against the 1-1 Golden Bears. read more

Son of motor neurone disease sufferer escapes prosecution after helping him commit

first_imgWilliam Maguire Snr was found at the wheel of his car, parked in his garageCredit:Darren Toogood/Solent News & Photo Agency 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. “He put his son in an almost impossible position, in my view.”Mr Maguire Jnr was arrested on suspicion of assisting a suicide but was not prosecuted. After initially denying involvement he later said: “You already know. I helped my dad commit suicide.”He also told officers that he “loved his father very much”.A spokesman for the CPS said: “We were passed a file in relation to this case, but it was decided that there should be no further action as it was not in the public interest to proceed.” CPS guidelines say that any prosecution for the crime of “encouraging or assisting suicide” must be in the public interest. Prosecution is less likely if the victim had already made up his mind about killing himself, help from the suspect was minor and reluctant and the suspect reported the suicide to police. Sarah Wootton, chief executive of Dignity in Dying, which campaigns for assisted dying, said: “Tragically, this is not an isolated incident.”Around 300 terminally ill people end their own lives in this country every year. Every eight days someone from Britain travels to Dignitas for an assisted death.”The UK’s current blanket ban on assisted dying denies dying people the choice and control they deserve at the end of life.”It forces many people like William to take matters into their own hands, ending their own lives behind closed doors in traumatic circumstances. The effect this has on their loved ones can be devastating.”  Police at William Maguire's house in Cowes, Isle of Wight. He was found dead at the wheel of his car parked in his garage in Cowes, Isle of Wight on March 1 2015 after his son called the police. Pathologist Dr Basil Purdue said he died from a mix of drug intoxication and alcohol. His son had helped him into the car and left him with drugs and a bottle of whisky, the inquest heard. Mr Matthews said: “It’s an extremely depressing condition not only for the sufferer, but for the family of the sufferer. I’m not in the least bit surprised Mr Maguire acted in the way he did.”I’m satisfied that on March 1 he was quite determined to be successful in his suicide attempt, so a belt and braces operation was undertaken by him using the somewhat resistant assistance of his son. The son of a former prison governer who suffered from motor neurone disease escaped prosecution after helping his father to end his own life because it was “not in the public interest”. William Maguire, 54,  was put in “an almost impossible position” by his father’s illness, and helped him to commit suicide “out of great love”, assistant coroner John Matthews told Isle of Wight Coroner’s Court. Mr Maguire Jnr was arrested by Hampshire Police but later released without charge after the CPS decided not to go ahead with the prosecution. His father, also called William Maguire, had a series of health problems including severe lung disease, raised blood pressure, bowel inflammation and depression. He was then diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the start of 2015.He had talked about travelling to Swiss assisted suicide clinic Dignitas and was “determined” to end his own life, the inquest heard.last_img read more

Olafur Stefansson celebrates league title in Qatar

← Previous Story Manolo Cadenas officially new Wisla Plock coach; new Spain coach as well?! Next Story → Valero Rivera had the first training as Qatar coach The Qatar championship has finished, and the league winners are Lakhwiya (Police), which in the decisive encounter against El Qiajad (Army), played a draw 31:31 – and because of the better goal difference in the end are new league champions. One of the main stars playing for Lakhwiya is Olafur Stefansson, while also there are Tunisian Meganem and Serbian Stanojevic.photo: www.facebook.com/amer.issamdoha lekhwiyameganemQatarqiajadstanojevicstefansson read more

COMEBACK Katarina Bulatovic in ZRK Buducnost

Montenegrian star Katarina Bulatovic (30) will back to ZRK Buducnost Podgorica next summer! Lefthander of Hungarian Gyor will try to win the EHF CL “hat-trick” at Women’s EHF F4 in Budapest in May, after trophies with Danish Slagelse 2007 and ZRK Buducnost in 2012.Bulatovic left Podgorica in 2012 and joined Romanian TOP team, Oltchim. She signed contract with Gyor before the end of the last season in which two teams meet at Women’s EHF CL semi-final. This year is also possible that Buducnost and Gyor will meet at the Budapest’s final… ← Previous Story French Radio: Omeyer to PSG! Next Story → Pick Szeged easily to Hungarian Cup F4 Katarina Bulatovic read more

RK Vardar have new goalie from Serbia – Dejan Milosavljev

The reigning VELUX EHF Champions League winners, RK Vardar Skopje, have found replacement for the World Best Player 2018 Arpad Sterbik, who will join Telekom Veszprem next summer.The 22-years old Serbian goalkeeper Dejan Milosavljev began proffesional career in Jugovic Kac, like Sterbik. Milosavljev was No.3 in Serbian national team at Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia.He is playing currently at RK Partizan Beograd. Milosavljev has also experience from Qatar, where he played for Lekhwiya.He will be in pair with compatriot Strahinja Milic.PHOTO: Slavko Kolar Dejan MilosavljevRK Vardar Skopje ← Previous Story CROATIAN DYNAMITE: Domagoj Pavlovic to MT Melsungen Next Story → DKB HBL: THW Kiel “in form”, Rhein Neckar Lowen close to “win it again” after Hannover! read more

Eight Awesome Menorahs

first_imgMobile MenorahReligious ceremony hasn’t really entered the modern age until it gets its very own iPhone/iPad app. The Mobile Menorah lets you light candles with you fingers and control their burn rate–and each download of the app goes toward the planting of trees in Israel.MenorahmorphI can’t put my finger on it (I might burn myself), but there’s something about the Menorahmorph that I really like. The menorah was designed by Karim Rashid for the Jewish Museum, but really it looks like something Nickelodeon might have created in the mid-90s.Menorah CorkIt’s not a real holiday without a bottle of Manischewitz. Celebrate the festival of lights and keep your wine fresh for $16. Not too shabby.PeznorahLifeHacker teaches you how to build the geekies menorah you’ve ever owned out of nine of your favorite cartoon candy dispensers.LED MenorahActually, we’re a little bummed that we didn’t think of this first. ThinkGeek has an awesome little menorah built out of a used motherboard. The recycled menorah features nine LEDs and a 9-bit DIP switch.Flower Power BusHere’s one for the deadhead in the family. It’s a standard menorah built on the hood of a toy VW bus–just make sure that it’s just regular candles that they’re burning on this thing. Dreidel MenorahThis menorah’s nine candle holders fold up into a light weight dreidel. You get two of Chanukah’s best known symbols in one velvet pouch. Puzzle MenorahThis menorah designed by Israeli artist Benny Dabach features nine interlocking aluminum pieces, including a slightly taller shamash (for lighting the rest of the candles). Another Chanukah is almost upon us. The eight-day-long Jewish holiday begins on December 1 at sundown this year. With two days until it kicks off, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to celebrate. Of course, as everyone knows, you can’t really mark the Maccabees’ revolt without a good menorah.After the jump, check out some of the coolest menorahs you can buy–or make, including an iPhone app, a Pez-based candle holder, and one that will help you get your holiday drink on. last_img read more

Video Nexus 7 touchscreen defect

first_imgAs Nexus 7 pre-orders start filtering out into the world, users are finally getting acquainted with Google’s 7-inch slate. There is a lot to like about the device; it’s fast, solidly built, and has great software. I should say, these things are true in most cases. Ever since my tablet showed up, I’ve been noticing some odd touchscreen behavior that would seem to indicate a defect.On occasion, the right side of the screen will stop picking up touch inputs. This has happened in a variety of situations, but I’ve found that one surefire way to trigger it is to play a Tegra game. These games push the hardware, and it only takes a few minutes for the screen to start degrading in performance.Touching the right side (when held in portrait) of the screen sometimes elicits no response from the tablet. Sometimes the Nexus 7 will detect the touch, but quickly loses connection and the touch point is lost. The dead area runs all the way up the height of the panel, and across to about the mid point. The severity of the issue seems to vary over time; some occurrences are much less serious than others. To temporarily solve the issue, I can turn the screen off and back on.While the fix is easy, it’s still an annoying bug to put up with. Playing games for more than a few minutes means toggling the screen and interrupting gameplay. Still other times, non-games seem to be triggering the same behavior, but this is less common.The poor touch detection seems to extend to every part of the UI when it happens. Swiping through home screens can only be accomplished by using the left side of the screen, and it’s almost impossible to use any buttons or UI elements that show up on the right side.Because of the ease in replicating the issue with Tegra games, I’m tempted to say this has something to do with heat. Although, the problem can be solved each time it happens by turning the screen off and on. That seems to indicate heat buildup isn’t the only issue, but perhaps a contributing factor. Whatever the cause is, it looks like my Nexus 7 is going back to Google in the coming days.last_img read more

Victorias Kastellorizians celebrate

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Kastellorizian Association held their annual celebration of the feast of St Constantine and St Helen on May 20 and took the opportunity to mark outstanding contributions from their community. Those attending the service conducted by Rev Fr Dimitri at the Church of St. Constantine and St. Helen in South Yarra, which was followed by an awards ceremony, included Ms Eleni Lianidou the Victorian Consul-General for Greece, Martin Foley MP and Mr Steve Kirytsis, President of the Hellenic RSL Sub branch. Ms Lianidou spoke of her detailed and personal knowledge of the history of Kastellorizo and how over centuries the island had retained its Greek identity despite waves of occupation by foreign powers. The Greek consul also referred to the strategic importance for Greece today and spoke of the outstanding contribution made by people of Kastellorizian heritage to Australia. At the celebration student bursaries were presented to Erasmia Antonopoulos, Samantha Garrick, Kristal Kostoglou, Josh Pavlou and Kristen Mihalos. Kristen Mihalos was also awarded the Kastellorizian Youth Achievement Award. Mr Michael Spartels was awarded the Kastellorizian of the Year Award 2012. This national award is presented annually to a person of Kastellorizian heritage who has achieved distinction in his or her area of endeavour. As a past President of the Kastellorizian Association and an active member of the community for many years, Mr Spartels was a popular choice. His contribution to Melbourne’s Greek community includes supervising the construction of the Manse at St. Evstathios Church, South Melbourne and his tireless efforts for others saw him nominated for the Senior Citizens Award for the City of Philip in 2010.last_img read more

Les nappes phréatiques ont fait le plein deau cette année en France

first_imgLes nappes phréatiques ont fait le plein d’eau cette année en FranceComme l’a indiqué lundi le Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM), cette année, les pluies importantes qui ont arrosé la France ont permis de recharger les nappes phréatiques. Elles sont aujourd’hui 90% à afficher un taux de remplissage normal ou supérieur à la normale.Habituellement, les nappes phréatiques de l’Hexagone commencent à se vider au printemps sous l’effet de la croissance des végétaux qui pompent de l’eau et de la chaleur qui favorise son évaporation. Mais cette année c’est loin d’être le cas, comme l’a annoncé dans son bulletin mensuel le Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM).À lire aussi”Choc Climatique” : les propositions du Sénat pour que la France agisse En effet, “la période de bascule vers une baisse des niveaux n’a toujours pas été observée”, a souligné le Bureau de recherches cité par l’AFP. “Les recharges hivernales et de printemps qui ont été très intenses cette année maintiennent une grande proportion de points encore orientés à la hausse même si, semble-t-il, de premiers signes de stabilisation des niveaux, voire de baisse sont perceptibles”. Et, fait exceptionnel à cette période de l’année, “les précipitations du mois de mai ont encore favorisé la recharge des nappes sur la plus grande partie du territoire”. Ainsi, 40% des nappes phréatique voyaient encore leur niveau augmenter fin mai, 28% présentaient un niveau stable et 32% d’entre elles baissaient. Mieux encore : dans son bulletin, le BRGM indique que le bilan global est “très favorable pour envisager de manière sereine” l’avenir proche puisque 89% des réservoirs affichent un niveau normal ou supérieur à la normale.Le 19 juin 2013 à 20:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Klopp lauds fantastic James Milner

first_imgLiverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is full of praise for midfielder James Milner as he is set to make his 500th Premier League appearance against Bournemouth on Saturday.Milner will reach the milestone when he lines up against Bournemouth on Saturday, and Klopp was proud of the feat and has praised his vice-captain.“He started early! That makes it possible to have 500,” Klopp told the club’s website.“He’s a fantastic professional – that gives you the opportunity as well. A few players had the same length of career but were not always available. Millie deserves that number.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s typical of him that he sets another standard for a lot of other players. He’s so important. He’s a role model in the dressing room, a proper English professional in the best understanding.“He helps me a lot, of course, with his attitude. He is really smart. It’s nice to have him around. He played different positions for us and always did well, even if he didn’t like it. He’s a fantastic player.”last_img read more