Photos: Rivalry Game Has Embarrassing Crowd At Kickoff

October 26, 2019

first_imgIndiana Hoosiers cheerleaders perform during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Memorial Stadium.BLOOMINGTON, IN – OCTOBER 14: Indiana Hoosiers cheerleaders perform during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)It’s one of the best weekends for college football, as rivalries are renewed around the nation. While the majority of these games will feature fantastic crowds, it’s clear that fans of the Indiana Hoosiers didn’t have much interest in today’s matchup.With both Indiana and Purdue battling for bowl eligibility, it’d be logical to think that Memorial Stadium in Bloomington would be rocking. Unfortunately, it appears half the stadium will be empty for this showdown.Despite the opportunity to watch the Hoosiers win the Old Oaken Bucket from the Boilermakers, it’ll be a rather quiet game for Indiana.This photo of the embarrassing crowd is going viral on Twitter:Electric atmosphere at Memorial Stadium for the Old Oaken Bucket game. In 49 states it’s just a game… but this is Indiana.— Mike DeFabo (@MikeDeFabo) November 24, 2018Perhaps the attendance will rise as the game continues, but this is still disappointing to see.With the college basketball season in full swing, maybe fans are putting an emphasis on that sport instead.Purdue and Indiana are currently scoreless in the first quarter. The game is on ESPN2.last_img read more

Miami Open: Roger Federer outclasses John Isner to clinch 101st career singles title

October 25, 2019

first_img Reuters MiamiApril 1, 2019UPDATED: April 1, 2019 09:25 IST Federer elected to receive to open the match and the strategy paid off as he broke Isner (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer beat John Isner 6-1 6-4 in the men’s singles final on SundayThe title was Federer’s second of the year, coming after his historic 100th win in DohaOnly American Jimmy Connors, with 109, has more career singles titles than FedererRoger Federer defeated a hobbling John Isner 6-1 6-4 for his 101th career title at the Miami Open on Sunday.Holder Isner struggled to continue late in the second set, hampered by pain in his left foot. Federer, who won his fourth Miami title, broke Isner three times in a blazing opening set.”It was a dream start, relaxing my nerves,” the Swiss, 37, said in a courtside interview.But the American fought back in the second, levelling the set at 3-3 and 4-4 before the pain made it difficult to continue. Federer took the final two games for the victory.”What a week its been for me,” said the fourth seed. “I’m just so happy right now. It’s unbelievable. I played here in 1999 for the first time and here I am in 2019. It means a lot to me.”Only American Jimmy Connors, with 109, has more career singles titles than Federer.Isner began to feel pain in the first set.”I started feeling some pain on the top of my foot, and it didn’t go away. It only kept getting worse,” he said. “I have never had anything like this before, ever.”MASTER FEDEREREven before the injury slowed the seventh-seeded American, Federer was the master, tempering Isner’s big serves and winning 32 of 35 points on his own serve”Roger was too good,” Isner said. “In the first five games, I was fine. Nothing was bothering me. He was all over me.”Federer elected to receive to open the match and the strategy paid off as he broke Isner.advertisementThe American held on the third game but Federer took the next four.Isner played much better in the second set but in the end the pain became too much, even with a medical examination after the seventh game.”I knew at 3-4, whatever, I knew I wasn’t going to win. I can tell you that much,” said Isner.”Which is a weird feeling, you know, being on serve in the finals of a match and knowing that I wasn’t going to win.”Federer also sensed the American was in trouble.”I knew it was going to be something that was not right. The way he was moving was not well,” Federer said.”But at the same time I have got to make him work hard, keep doing my things.”The title was Federer’s second of the year, coming after his historic 100th win in Doha in February.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow John IsnerFollow Miami Open Next Miami Open: Roger Federer outclasses John Isner to clinch 101st career singles titleOnly American Jimmy Connors, with 109, has more career singles titles than Roger Federer.advertisementlast_img read more

Four Diaspora Students for Internship Programme Offered By Gracekennedy

October 24, 2019

first_imgStory Highlights Four university students living in the diaspora have been selected for participation in a five-week cultural and professional internship programme offered by GraceKennedy Limited. They are Joshua Tulloch, a student at Oxford University in the United Kingdom; Keenan Nembhard, a student at Carleton University in Canada; Anastacia Davis, a student at Full Sail University in the United States; and Kayla Green from the University of Binghamton, also in the United States. Four university students living in the diaspora have been selected for participation in a five-week cultural and professional internship programme offered by GraceKennedy Limited.They are Joshua Tulloch, a student at Oxford University in the United Kingdom; Keenan Nembhard, a student at Carleton University in Canada; Anastacia Davis, a student at Full Sail University in the United States; and Kayla Green from the University of Binghamton, also in the United States.Aimed at highlighting all the aspects of Jamaican life, while at the same time furthering the career goals of the candidates, the GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme is targeted at second- and third-generation Jamaicans, who will be placed in selected areas of the company.State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr, commended GraceKennedy for “birthing this vision”, which began in 2004.“It is an excellent platform for our young leaders and students in the diaspora to experience the professional environment through placement in your subsidiary companies,” he said.Senator Charles Jr. was speaking at the 2018 launch of the programme, held at GraceKennedy’s headquarters in downtown Kingston on July 2.The State Minister encouraged GraceKennedy to expand the 14-year-old programme in a collaborative way with the Government under a Ministry initiative which facilitates engagement with the diaspora.He likened GraceKennedy’s Jamaican Birthright Programme to the Government’s Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) out of the Science, Energy and Technology Ministry, which provides practical training to young people.“The training is in information and communications technology (ICT) to 1,000 young people between 18 and 35 years over a 12-month period. It is anticipated that this programme will serve to empower young people, and will ultimately engender greater use of ICT in Jamaica,” he said.For his part, Director of Tourism, Donovan White, congratulated GraceKennedy for this “meaningful programme”.“The importance of the Jamaican Birthright Programme is pivotal to sustaining the vibrant culture, history and values of the island among the generations of diaspora communities around the world,” he said.Mr. White said the investment by GraceKennedy is significant, because it gives the interns a “first-hand experience to touch, taste, feel and see the best of Jamaica, while forming invaluable social and professional bonds and building deeper connections to the place of your heritage”.Meanwhile, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GraceKennedy Limited, Senator Don Wehby, noted that the Jamaican/Caribbean diaspora is important to its ambitious vision of becoming a global consumer group brand by the year 2022.Senator Wehby informed that since its inception, the programme has graduated more than 41 interns, a few of which have gone on to occupy important positions in society abroad.One such intern is Sanchia Alasia from the United Kingdom, who participated in the 2004 programme and was recently appointed as Mayor to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.Mr. Wehby encouraged the interns to “enjoy the work experience at GraceKennedy and enjoy Jamaica”. State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr, commended GraceKennedy for “birthing this vision”, which began in 2004. last_img read more

More GIS Teacher Training Workshops

October 24, 2019

first_img The National Spatial Data Management Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation will be increasing the number of geographic information systems (GIS) teacher training workshops, under its GIS in Schools Education Programme (GISSEP).This was disclosed by Acting Principal Director of the Division, Simone Lloyd, in an interview with JIS News, following the conclusion of a teacher training workshop at the Church Teachers’ College in Manchester, on March 27.“We usually do the GISSEP trainings in the fourth quarter of the financial year, but we plan to have others this year. There are at least three planned,” Ms. Lloyd noted.The GISSEP trainings are conducted in regional workshops incorporating the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s regions and also at teachers’ colleges.Acting Principal Director of the National Spatial Data Management Division, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Simone Lloyd (right), and Acting Senior GIS Manager/Trainer at the Division, Nadisha Poyser (left), with Geography lecturers and student teachers of the Church Teachers’ College, in Manchester, at the GIS in Schools Education Programme (GISSEP) training workshop, held at the college on March 27. The lecturers and students were presented with certificates. “We want to target teachers’ colleges so that student teachers are taught spatial skills and they are taught how to use the technologies. With these institutions we provide their computer labs with  GIS software at no cost,” Ms. Lloyd said. Lecturers and student teachers from  Church Teachers’ College received  certificates of participation and Environmental Systems Research Institute certificates after completing an online GIS programme. The teacher training session was dubbed: ‘Teaching with GIS: Thinking Spatially’. The National Spatial Data Management Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation will be increasing the number of geographic information systems (GIS) teacher training workshops, under its GIS in Schools Education Programme (GISSEP).center_img Story Highlights The Division has a Memorandum of Understanding with four tertiary institutions under GISSEP – Church Teachers’ College, Shortwood Teachers’ College, College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) and Mico University College.“We want to target teachers’ colleges so that student teachers are taught spatial skills and they are taught how to use the technologies. With these institutions we provide their computer labs with  GIS software at no cost,” Ms. Lloyd said.“Then we facilitate the training of the lecturers and also the student teachers in the technology and how the technology can aid them in better delivering geography, social studies and any other curriculum. However, we tend to focus on geography and social studies, since they are the subject matters that usually speak to location,” she added.Lecturers and student teachers are engaged in using ArcGIS Online and a desktop software that gives access to interactive maps and geographic data from across the world and are tested at the end of the training sessions.Lecturers and student teachers from  Church Teachers’ College received  certificates of participation and Environmental Systems Research Institute certificates after completing an online GIS programme. The teacher training session was dubbed: ‘Teaching with GIS: Thinking Spatially’.last_img read more

Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Work with Federal Government

October 22, 2019

first_imgCOUNCIL OF ATLANTIC MINISTERS OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING–Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Work with Federal Government The Atlantic ministers of education and training met today, Jan.14, in Corner Brook, NL, to identify common priority areas tobegin pursuing a long-term plan with the federal government foreducation and training that will support and enhance AtlanticCanada’s prosperity. The ministers plan to meet with Atlantic Canadian members ofParliament of the Liberal, Conservative and the New Democraticparties in February to initiate discussions on the learning needsof Atlantic Canadians. During these meetings, ministers ofeducation and training will outline the major issues facingAtlantic education systems and explore ways in which both levelsof government might co-operate for the benefit of all AtlanticCanadians. The ministers recognize that the first steps in thesediscussions are to establish common priorities and develop ashared approach to meeting the education and training needs ofAtlantic Canadians. At the meeting in Corner Brook, the ministers agreed that thereare new opportunities for enhancing the level of co-operation inpublic and post-secondary education and training. In post-secondary education, improving university and community collegeinfrastructure and building a strong research capacity remain apriority for the ministers. They intend to convey to theirfederal colleagues that post-secondary education institutionshave a uniquely important role to play in transforming theregion’s economy through innovation. They will investigate howthey can work with the federal government to meet thesechallenges. The ministers also plan to raise the topics of training andskills development with the federal government. Given that bothlevels of government exercise responsibility in this area, closeco-operation is needed to enhance skills, productivity andmobility in the workplace. They believe that governments need tocontinuously support the workforce to upgrade their skills toremain competitive. A constructive, responsive and co-operativemodel for federal-provincial collaboration can lead to jointinvestments and build the region’s education capacity.last_img read more

In the news today June 28

October 17, 2019

first_imgFive stories in the news for Thursday, June 28———NAVDEEP BAINS: FIRST LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR 2019The Liberals have nominated their first candidate for next year’s federal election. At a Toronto-area rally Wednesday evening, Navdeep Bains was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in Mississauga-Malton. The minister of innovation, science and economic development says he will run a positive campaign and the economy will be the party’s top priority. A party spokesman says Liberal nominations will take place at “a very quick pace” over the summer.———FATHER QUESTIONS UNSUPERVISED POOLS AFTER TRAGEDYAn Ontario man says it only took minutes for him to lose his wife and young daughter in an apparent drowning at a resort northwest of Toronto this week. “Just 10 minutes and they are gone,” Yiting Gong of Markham, Ont., told CTV Toronto. Gong’s 34-year-old wife and their five-year-old daughter died Tuesday at a resort near Collingwood, Ont. Gong is questioning why the resort does not have anyone supervising the pool.———SEN. HARDER SUBPOENAED IN ABDELRAZIK LAWSUITSeveral parliamentarians have been subpoenaed to testify in Abousfian Abdelrazik’s lawsuit over his detention in Sudan. Abdelrazik, 55, came to Canada as a refugee in 1990 and attained Canadian citizenship five years later. He was arrested during a 2003 visit to his native country, and while in custody, was interrogated by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service about suspected extremist links. He claims he was tortured by Sudanese officials but Canada says it knew nothing of the alleged abuse.———CANADA AWASH IN DAYCARE ‘DESERTS’A new report suggests an estimated 776,000 Canadian children live in areas of the country parched of available daycare spaces. The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says 44 per cent of all school-aged children live in so-called “child-care deserts,” where the number of children outstrips the available spaces in licensed homes and centres. The study didn’t take into account unlicensed daycare because there is no exhaustive list of spaces Canada-wide.———TEAM OFFICIALS HEAD NORTH TO DISCUSS ‘ESKIMOS’ NICKNAMEOfficials from the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos are touring northern communities to discuss the team’s name. Marketing vice-president Allan Watt says they want to hear what northerners think about a name that some say disrespects Inuit people. Watt and team president Len Rhodes visited Yellowknife on Tuesday and Inuvik, NWT, on Wednesday. The two plan to visit Ottawa and Iqaluit later in the summer.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Provincial and territorial health ministers meet in Winnipeg.— The Alberta government will release year-end 2017-18 financial results.— Transport Minister Marc Garneau will announce new safety measures to shield planes from laser attacks.— A sentencing hearing will be held in Laval, Que., for construction magnate Tony Accurso, found guilty of five charges this week.— Stats-Canada will release the payroll employment, earnings and hours data for April.— Cable TV and broadcasting company Shaw Communications will release its third-quarter results.— Alberta Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan will unveil an Indigenous-owned housing program.last_img read more

SLED DOGS Doc Wins 2 Top Prizes at Whistler Film Fest

October 15, 2019

first_imgSled Dogs, the controversial documentary, directed by Fern Levitt, that goes behind the scenes of commercial sled dog operations, has won two major awards at the Whistler Film Festival where it had its world premiere as part of Whistler’s Documentary Strand program.The film won the World Documentary Award, sponsored by Super Channel, in a tie with The Will To Fly, and it also won the EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Documentary which was presented by The Alliance of Women Film JournalistsSled Dogs follows four stories; a rookie Iditarod musher in Alaska sledding 1000 miles from Anchorage to Nome; the training of Lydia, a sled dog puppy at six months old; a dog sled operation that was under investigation in 2013 in Snow Mass, Colorado; and the 2010 sled dog cull in Whistler BC after which cries of outrage by the dog-loving public forced the provincial government to enact tougher legislation to protect these animals Facebook #sleddogsfilmFollow us on:Facebook: @sleddogsfilmTwitter: @sleddogsfilmAbout CCI EntertainmentCCI has over 30 years as one of Canada’s leading independent production companies; CCI is a developer, packager and executive producer of quality entertainment — the team is made up of strategic thinkers, award winning creative talent and experienced brand managers. Notable credits include the critically acclaimed film The Ride, award-winning feature/mini-series Iron Road and the TV Movie Anything But Christmas. CCI has just completed the family action comedy feature film Undercover Grandpa, the first film produced from the Telefilm-Corus Family Feature Fund and selected for official screening at the International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles.  CCI’s feature film pre-production and development slate boasts: 57 Hours – a hostage drama based on a real life event to be directed by Clark Johnson, Takin’ Care of Business — a road-comedy with a record-setting live event, produced with Randy Bachman and Gilles Paquin, The Palm Effect – a feature documentary directed by Fern Levitt that is a co-production with Brazil, and Someone Else’s Wedding — a romantic comedy written and directed by Pat Kiely which shoots December 2016 in Montreal Quebec.About CBC’s documentary ChannelCBC’s documentary Channel is Canada’s only documentary channel, bringing viewers documentary programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These slices of life explore the wild, weird, wacky fascinating stories of the world. At documentary Channel, Bruce Cowley is Senior Director and Jordana Ross is Production Executive. Sled Dogs is directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Fern Levitt (Paws for Autism, Little Rock Nine, Gorbachev’s Revolution, 7 Days of Remembrance & Hope) with breathtaking footage captured by award-winning cinematographer Matt Gallagher (Dog’s Life, How to Prepare for Prison, The Motherload), the film provides an exhilarating cinematic experience. The film is produced by Slater-Brody Productions Ltd. in association with the documentary Channel and Canada Media Fund with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: “I am glad the response to viewing the entire film (as opposed to only the trailer) has generated this important critical recognition. I heard many comments from the general public and respected film critics at the festival about how the film is well balanced. I am thrilled the film received these awards and look forward to more people seeing for the entire film as we continue the film festival circuit through 2017,” said Producer Arnie Zipursky. Advertisement Since being announced on November 2nd, Sled Dogs, the documentary has generated at great deal of controversy, with over 34,000 views on the trailers ( and  and over 500 posts, as well as many more posts connected to the news articles written about the film. The reactions are coming from both the pro-dog camp and the pro-musher camp.“Thank you Whistler film festival for premiering our film. You honoured us and our film by including Sled Dogs to be part of your magnificent festival,” said Director Fern Levitt. Twitterlast_img read more

Insurance claims from deadly California wildfires top 114B

October 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance claims from California’s deadly November 2018 wildfires have topped $11.4 billion.State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said Monday that more than $8 billion worth of damage comes from the fire that levelled the town of Paradise and killed 86 people. About $3 billion more is from two Southern California wildfires that ignited the same week.The $11.4 billion is just shy of the claims filed in a series of 2017 wildfires, including deadly blazes that tore through Northern California wine country.The Paradise wildfire destroyed about double the number of homes than the wine country fires, but property values are lower in the rural Northern California region.Including other major California fires in July 2018, total insurance claims from the year neared $12.4 billion.Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press read more

Suspect illegally videoed guests

October 8, 2019

He had placed the mobile phone in the rooms at the Anuradhapura guest house.The suspect works at the guest house and was arrested with the video clips on his mobile phone. The police have arrested a suspect who illegally videoed guests at an Anuradhapura guest house.According to the police, the suspect had used a mobile phone to video the guests without their knowledge. He is to be presented in court today.

Brawl breaks out at youth baseball game in Colorado

October 7, 2019

WARNING: This video contains graphic contentPolice in Colorado are trying to identify a number of adults who were involved in a fight at a children’s baseball game.Several injuries were reported after the fight broke out at an elementary school on June 15. Coaches and parents were unhappy with a decision at the game involving seven-year-olds and a 13-year-old umpire. Police say the adults took over the field and began assaulting each other. Four people were charged with disorderly conduct and fighting in public. Investigators are still trying to identify the man seen in the video wearing a white shirt and teal shorts. There were no reports of any children being injured. read more

Central African Republic UN agency appeals for funding to scale up health

October 2, 2019

Prior the crisis that began over a year ago, CAR had some of the worst global health indicators, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). For example, the country had the sixth-highest child mortality and the third-highest maternal mortality rates in the world. The already weak health system has now virtually collapsed. During the conflict, health facilities have been looted and medical staff have fled their posts. The lack of essential medicines, supplies and health professionals has seriously impeded the provision of primary and secondary health care. The conflict in CAR erupted when Séléka rebels launched attacks in December 2012 and has taken on increasingly sectarian overtones as mainly Christian militias known as anti-Balaka (anti-machete) have taken up arms. Thousands of people are believed to have been killed, and 2.2 million, about half the population, need humanitarian aid.More than 650,000 people are still internally displaced, with more than 232,000 in the capital, Bangui, alone. This includes 70,000 people who are still living at a site for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the airport in appalling conditions which are set to worsen dramatically with the onset of the rainy season. Over 290,000 people have also fled to neighbouring countries.Tarik Jasarevic, WHO spokesperson in Geneva, told reporters that health workers are among the displaced and are not able to go to their places of work. Displaced people are facing numerous health risks, such as malaria, water-borne illnesses and respiratory infections. “The rainy season is coming, which will bring additional health risks,” Mr. Jasarevic warned.Malaria, a major health risk in CAR, has decreased over the previous several weeks, but could be expected to increase again, he noted. WHO and its partners are distributing bed nets and ensuring that rapid diagnostic tests are available and patients are treated in a timely and effective manner.Mr. Jasarevic added that WHO had, for the first time, mapped all the health facilities in the country, which is essential for planning purposes and prioritizing interventions. Funding will be crucial, he stressed, in order to scale up interventions, particularly outside the capital, Bangui. WHO requires $16.1 million to cover its health response activities in the country through December 2014. read more

Womens soccer Ohio State looking for way past Northwestern defense

October 2, 2019

Ohio State junior forward Sammy Edwards (19) and Iowa redshirt junior defender Rachele Armand (16) leap for a header during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Sept. 25, 2016. The Buckeyes won the game, beating the Hawkeyes 3-0. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Assistant Sports DirectorThe Ohio State women’s soccer team continues conference play this Saturday as it welcomes Northwestern to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. This past weekend, the Buckeyes rebounded after a two-game conference slump, as senior forward Lyndsay Agnew’s three goals defeated Iowa 3-0.Northwestern (10-1, 3-1 conference) comes to Columbus as a strong defensive squad, having only allowed four goals in 11 games.  OSU had a week to prepare for Saturday’s matchup, which has helped prepare them for this next game. “We had finally a decent week to train, we had a full week off, only having this game this weekend so that’s pretty nice,” said junior forward Sammy Edwards. “But we’ve faced good teams this entire season so far so we’re definitely taking Saturday very seriously.”A primary focus the Buckeyes singled out this week in practice was the Northwestern defense. “We know they have a really good back line so just finding ways we can expose them and trying to look at our attack in that aspect is what we are working on,” Edwards said.The Buckeyes’ defense will be on alert all throughout Saturday’s game, as Northwestern has scored 20 goals on opponents, with an average of 15 shots and 2 goals each game.OSU feels they can overpower Northwestern by playing tough and remaining physical, according to senior defender Bridget Skinner.“I think the biggest thing is our communication. In practice we’ve been working a lot on when we’re supposed to slide, when we’re supposed to step,” said senior defender Nicole Miyashiro. “I think, as the games have gone on, we’ve gotten stronger and stronger at that defensive mentality.”Miyashiro’s matchup will be competitive in nature Saturday, but not simply because of the Northwestern attack.   “I’m pretty excited because one of my best friends from back home, I am going against one-on-one, and she’s a very good player on their team — a big impact player,” Miyashiro said about her matchup against junior midfielder Kassidy Gorman of Northwestern.  Both Miyashiro and Gorman played on the same high school and club teams back in California, creating a strong relationship that holds together in collegiate play.“We’ve always kind of just had this back-and-forth relationship where we’re not afraid to joke with each other, not afraid to go into tackles hard with each other,” Miyashiro said. “I know it’s going to be a great battle between the two of us just because we are so both competitive.”Miyashiro said she hopes this personal matchup provides extra inspiration for her own performance, along with the rest of the Buckeyes’ play Saturday. Miyashiro said she is excited for the opportunity at hand in competing directly against her lifelong friend. “I love it. I don’t think it’s a barrier at all,” Miyashiro said. “I think it’s something that I haven’t played with her for four years, so we get to kind of see how much we’ve grown and test that and see how we’ve changed in the college game.”The Buckeyes have confidence in their ability to keep up with fast-paced ball movement, which Northwestern presses throughout each game.  “I think it’s going to be a good matchup because we always seem to come out and play really well against teams that like to move the ball around,” Skinner said. “I’m pretty excited about that, so I think we have a good upper hand, but we can’t take them lightly because they are 10-1.” read more

3DPs largest product shipment to a single mine site

September 24, 2019

first_img3D-P, a resource for technologically-advanced open networking and computing platforms in the mining industry announced today a large shipment of Hornets en route to a recently expanded coal mine in Australia. The mine has recently completed a three-year expansion which doubled production capacity. While output doubled, operational budgets did not.  It was critical that the mine identify a technology company that enables more integration with less equipment. “We were thrilled to be selected,” said Mal Jones, VP and General Manager of 3D-P Australia. “The mining company saw that our Intelligent EndpointsTM could manage and optimize the performance of many disparate mobile systems in use today and will allow the company to implement new applications as they are introduced. “3D-P technology enables greater production, reliability and safety within their operating budget,” Jones continued.The company uses a fleet of heavy mining equipment including trucks, shovel, excavators, dozers, graders and drills. These machines will network together with operations through Intelligent Endpoints in real time. Data is then bundled and routed to where it’s needed, regardless of the format or protocol of existing applications.“3D-P recognised the business potential in Australia and began ramping up sales/support personnel over a year ago,” said Sean McClary, Global VP of Sales and Marketing. “Obviously we are more than happy with this shipment of the Intelligent Endpoint Hornet.”Formed in 1996, 3D-P provides middleware, which connects mines with operations and people. The Intelligent Endpoint products are vendor agnostic and work with any hardware, applications and wireless networks. This allows mines to take advantage of the best applications and wireless technologies without having to do entire upgrades to equipment and networks.last_img read more

MVP of Swedish League to Qatari Lekhwiya

September 22, 2019

The last part of the season in Qatari handball will be colored by some good European players who joined teams from Doha for the Prince Cup which will last unti June 21. One of them is MVP and TOP scorer of Swedish Championship – Zoran Roganovic. H43 ‘s right back has signed dea with Lekhwiya and will try to help his new team-mates to win the trophy.He played last year also in short-deals for Al Quiada and El Jaish. ← Previous Story THW Kiel sign Danish goalkeeper – Kim Sonne Next Story → VIDEO: Polish dance in Gdansk Qatar 2015Qatari handball read more

StarCraft II Starter Edition offers online freetoplay sample for all

September 21, 2019

first_imgBlizzard has announced the availability of StarCraft II Starter Edition, a trial version of the hit RTS title that features free online multiplayer features and no time restriction. This preview of the game allows players to learn the basics of Terran play and then join their full-version friends online on standard and custom multiplayer games.Players will get to play a total of five missions from the earliest parts of the Wings of Liberty campaign: the first three levels on Mar Sara plus a choice between the first Dr. Hanson or first Tychus Findlay missions.  There are also two Challenge Missions available for players who want to work up their micro skills. Within this content, players can earn achievements that are then transferable to the full version of the game, should they buy it.The real good stuff comes in multiplayer, however. Starter Edition players can play custom matches with anyone on, including those owning the full version of SC2. Players will have access to four multiplayer maps (Xel’Naga Caverns, Shattered Temple, Discord IV, and High Orbit), with a fifth (StarJeweled) coming soon. Blizzard has opened the possibility that maps will be rotated in and out of the Starter Edition. These maps will be marked with a sign for all players for ease of creating games with friends who are new to the game. Starter Edition friends will be able to create matches and invite their friends.This being a free version meant to pull in new customers, there are some limitations. The biggest is that players can only play as Terran, with Zerg or Protoss remaining completely unavailable. Aside from the single race and the aforementioned short map lists, SE players won’t get access to online matchmaking, chat rooms, or parties. While players will be able to tinker in the Map Editor if they wish, they won’t be able to test or publish the maps on, there are some nice features that SE players can check out. The trial can show replays from any version of the game, and players can also check out friends’ profiles, ladder stats and achievements online.Players can check out Starter Edition right now using their existing accounts (or creating new ones for free). Under Account Management, StarCraft II Starter Edition will be an available download.via Battle.netBlake’s OpinionVery smart, Blizzard. Everyone likes when you release a more fully-featured demo. You’re also more likely to convert more demo players into paying customers. Win-win! But even better, you’ve clearly put some thought into how this demo should go about convincing those new players to buy the game.One detail in particular – the restriction of multiplayer matches to custom games – pretty much says it all. Custom games only allow players to play with their friends and effectively block out anonymous players. Starter Edition buddies will get better guidance in the game through talking to friends in matches. What’s more, they’ll get encouragement instead of discouragement by having fun with their friends instead of even getting the chance to be turned off the game by getting stomped in anonymous laddering.This free online sample begins to make SC2 look a bit more like MMO games that have successfully made the conversion to free-to-play, like Dungeons and Dragons Online or Lord of the Rings Online. I’m not suggesting that SC2 is going to start requiring a subscription anytime soon – in fact, quite the opposite. This move, combined with the recent revelation that Diablo III will allow real-money trading, shows that Blizzard is ready to be innovative with matters of money.That’s good for us players and good for your business, Blizzard. Win-win again.last_img read more

Art exhibit for little Lukas

September 21, 2019

first_imgOakleigh Grammar will be holding an art exhibition / auction fundraiser on Sunday to raise much needed funds for little Lukas Rosenbaum who is currently in the United States, receiving treatment for his condition with medulloblastoma – a rare and agressive brain cancer. The fundraiser will ensure Lukas’ family are supported financially while their little boy is receiving life saving radition.Children of the Early Learning Centre have prvided the art for you to buy on the day. On the day, Oakleigh Grammar will be accepting cash donations to add to the funds for Lukas and his family. The exhibition will take place at Oakleigh Grammar Early Learning Centre, 25 Chapham Road, Oakliegh, at 11:00 to 3:00 pm, Sunday 20 October. Morning tea will also be provided. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

September 15, 2019

Coast Guard conducts ceremony for change in command in Opalocka

first_imgThe U.S. Coast Guard held a ceremony to commemorate the new change in command in Opa-locka, Friday morning.The U.S. Coast Guard 7th District conducted the ceremony as Rear Adm. Peter Brown takes over for Rear Adm. Scott Buschman.The ceremony took place at the Coast Guard Air Station Miami at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.Buschman has since stepped down from his position as commanding officer.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 11, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Fasulo Will Be A Selectman For The People

first_imgDear Editor,I am the father of Rob Fasulo. Rob is very much into family and family values. Wilmington is Rob’s home and where he grew up. He has a wife and three young children. He cares and is always there to help anyone.Rob will not let Wilmington down. You saw this with the Global and Detox projects as well as other projects. Rob was there fighting with the people and you saw how our local political class acted against the voting class.The political class want to let us know that they are in control and it didn’t matter what was in the best interest for the people of Wilmington. Why does this happen? It shouldn’t and we can change it. These elites shouldn’t be running this town. It should be us, we the people. That’s why I’m asking you to cast a vote for Rob Fasulo to the Board of Selectman.Rob has proven to be a leader throughout these projects. Rob will not be a rubber stamp for the elite political class. He will always be a voice for the hard working people of Wilmington. I know Rob. He will work hard for transparent, open and honest government, for community, and for the people of Wilmington. I hope you will join me in helping and supporting Rob Fasulo to be the next Selectman for the Town of Wilmington.Sincerely,Bob FasuloLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Endorses Rob Fasulo For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fasulo Will Give Residents A Voice On The Board Of SelectmenIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fasulo & Sullivan Will Control Growth, Best Suited To Fight OlinIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more