England vs India – 5th Test Day 3 Review: Alastair Cook makes a strong…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementImage Courtesy: News18Playing his last innings, Alastair Cook has been at his best and is still on the crease alongside skipper Joe Root at the other end at stumps on Day 3 at The Oval. The hosts stretched their lead to 154 after dismissing India for 292 in the second session of the play.Debutant Hanuma Vihari continued his good work from Day 2 and notched up his maiden half-century in his very first international outing. Meanwhile,  Ravindra Jadeja stuck around with the tail after the debutant departed courtesy of Moeen Ali. The all-rounder played a vital inning of 86 runs to reduce England’s lead to 40.Despite dismissing the struggling Keaton Jennings early on for just 10, the Indian bowlers failed to keep the momentum going as the runs continued to flow, unlike the first innings.With the fourth day beckoning, the spotlight will be on England’s leading run scorer as he sets out to the 22-yard strip with a willow for the final time. While The Men In Blue look for pride, England will give their all to send off their greatest batsman with a victory to cherish.Brief scorecard: England 332 & 114/2 (Alastair Cook 46*, Joe Root 29*; Mohammed Shami 1-32) lead India 292 (Ravindra Jadeja 86*, Hanuma Vihari 56; Moeen Ali 2-50) by 154 runsRead Also:England vs. India- 5th Test Day 2 Review: Hosts capitalise as India lose the plot…yet againCricket: Alastair Cook gets stunning welcome from Indians in his final testlast_img read more

8 days agoNo concerns over Liverpool keeper Alisson for Man Utd return – Rivaldo

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say No concerns over Liverpool keeper Alisson for Man Utd return – Rivaldoby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrazilian legend Rivaldo thinks that goalkeeper Alisson Becker will have no problem being on his A game if he is thrown in against Manchester United at the weekend.Alisson has been injured since he suffered a calf injury two months ago against Norwich City.But he is fully fit and in training, which means that he is contention to start the game at Old Trafford on Sunday.And Rivaldo thinks that it is a no brainer to play Alisson if he is fit.”Alisson is now fit and is set to get back on the pitch this weekend for Liverpool’s match against Manchester United,” he said, speaking to Betfair.”This is his first match in a few months and perhaps it could be a little risky to put him in to play in such a big match, but he is an experienced goalkeeper and he is certainly prepared to show his value if called upon.”Every player loves to play in these kinds of matches.”Of course, it would be better to have him fully match fit having played a few games already, but that’s not the case, however his experience and quality should be enough to mask that lack of sharpness.”He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world right now and he is used to this kind of big event, so I believe he won’t have any problems with it and he will be as solid in Liverpool’s goal as he always is.” last_img read more

Video: First Look At Former 5-Star RB Joe Mixon Practicing In An Oklahoma Uniform

first_imgJoe Mixon practices with Oklahoma.Joe Mixon, a former five-star running back who was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to an alleged assault, has rejoined the Oklahoma football program. The 6-foot-2, 211-pound running back officially got back onto the Sooners’ squad in February. Bob Stoops announced earlier this month that Mixon will be practicing with the team but won’t be playing in the spring game. Here’s your first look at Mixon practicing in an Oklahoma uniform. Here’s your first look at Joe Mixon live in an OU football uniform. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/5C8I9B9adK— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) March 23, 2015Mixon, a consensus five-star player in 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings for the 2014 class, could be a key contributor for Stoops’ squad this fall. Oklahoma opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 against Akron.last_img read more

Faced with offramp Calgary continues on road to potential 2026 Olympic bid

first_imgBy all indications, it appeared the path to a potential 2026 Calgary Olympic bid was about to end.But when it came down to stopping the process or continuing, those who were considered key votes in the discussion opted not to change course.“It’s a valid question,” Ward 1 Cllr. Ward Sutherland said after voting along with eight of his colleagues in reaffirming support for a possible bid.The vote came after he had said publicly that he would be voting the other way around.“I got some additional financial information that I’m more confident in,” he said.Sutherland and colleague Diane Colley-Urquhart were two of the eight councillors who voted yes to forming the Olympic bid corporation, which would be responsible for forming a bid book should Calgary eventually move forward on 2026.Both councillors had signalled however that they were changing their minds, with Colley-Urquhart saying in recent weeks, it may be time to “put the brakes on” for various reasons, including the possible timeline for a plebiscite.“The whole thing sounds crazy to me the way it’s unfolded,” she said earlier this month. “It’s almost untenable, it’s almost as if we’re being backed into a corner with our own money.”Sutherland said when he heard that more financial details of a possible bid would be coming roughly six weeks from now at a $1 million cost, as opposed to the $30 million BidCo. budget, that was a major factor.“If it’s not financially a smart thing to do, let’s end it in June, then we give the money back, it didn’t cost the $30 million,” he said. “If it makes sense, let’s go ahead with the plebiscite.”The vote came on the heels of some heated debate at City Hall, with accusations of favouritism and bias against the mayor and city administration, a lack of skeptical analysis, fear of cost overruns and massive distrust in going into business with the International Olympic Committee.But Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Monday’s meeting was a positive signal.“I’m really happy that councillors, including the two you mentioned, but all of them really spent a ton of time over the weekend, considering their position, analyzing themselves, asking themselves questions,” he said. “It’s really easy to get caught on the daily irritations or the little things.“I was really encouraging my council colleagues to think about the big picture, about what we’d be giving up if we stopped now, about what the opportunity cost was and that’s really what I heard in the debate today.”On Friday, both the Calgary Olympic community and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce urged council to vote yes on continuing the process, fearing the potential end.After the vote, summer and winter Olympian Seyi Smith admitted he was nervous going in.“Each one (councillor) of them has their constituents they’re looking out for, and I think as long as we do it right, they’re all reasonable people and the right decision will be made,” he said.“The hat we’re wearing is that of citizens,” he added. “We want to make our city the best possible city it can, so like I said, the onus is on us to do this right.”The six councillors who voted no to the BidCo. were the same six who voted no on Monday, with Cllr. Jeromy Farkas reading out a number of IOC scandals as one of his reasons to vote no, as published by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig said he’s not convinced Calgary’s approach to an ethically-driven bid is the point in dealing with the IOC.“We could spend $30 million, have the best bid in the world and then lose out because our guys haven’t bribed people like other countries may have done,” he said, adding cost is the other factor.“There’s no business case to continue proceeding with an Olympics,” Craig said, adding he likely won’t believe the June numbers and questioned the Chamber’s endorsement.“I’m not sure whether or not they actually did a survey,” he said. “We have a lot of small businesses that donate to us, and they’re supporters, and they’re very concerned.”Council also voted to form a new oversight subcommittee made up of four councillors and the mayor, which will be discussed next Monday, along with public engagement and plebiscite operations.last_img read more

Life circumstances change So should your will estate experts say

first_imgCALGARY – Estate planning expert Lynne Butler loves to tell the cautionary tale of a widow in her 80s who had six children and six real estate properties.When it came time for her to make her final wishes known, she sat at her desk and hand-wrote a will that bequeathed her home to the child who lived with her and cared for her, and carefully doled out the other parcels of mainly rural land to each of her other five grown children.What she didn’t account for was something called capital gains tax — all of the properties had gained in value over the decades and all except her principal residence (which is exempt) owed thousands of dollars in taxes. There wasn’t nearly enough cash in the estate to pay the tax bill.“Normally, (the heirs) can’t inherit the property until the tax is paid, so what actually ends up happening is that one or more of the properties gets sold to pay the tax. So someone ends up not getting their property,” said Butler.“And that’s where the fight begins, right? Whose property are you going to sell?”The widow’s dilemma is all too typical of the drama that can split families apart when poorly written or out-of-date wills legally bind the hands of an executor who has to figure out how to make the deceased’s final wishes a reality.Butler said the widow was lucky to have sought advice from an expert before it was too late.She bought life insurance — at a very high price because of her age — to provide the funds the estate would need to pay off its tax bill.Everyone should review their will every five to seven years or after every substantial life event, says Henry Villanueva, counsel for MacMillan Estate Planning in Calgary.Those life events include birth or adoption of a child or grandchild, marriage, recovery of an inheritance, children moving out of the home and loans to relatives to buy a house or pay for education, as well as death, divorce and remarriage.“When we pass — and we will pass — all of our assets are deemed to be disposed upon death, and along with this deemed disposition is an assessment for tax on the gain on assets at the point of death, to the exclusion of assets that are rolled over from spouse to spouse … or assets that automatically flow over, as when spouses jointly own property,” Villanueva said.Butler said many people draft wills when they get married and have children because they want to ensure their spouse inherits their goods and that their children, if both parents die, are sent to a chosen guardian. Many people use do-it-yourself will kits because their wishes and assets are simple.Decades later, however, the kids are out on their own and the family fortune has grown to include a home, retirement funds, bank accounts, part ownership of a vacation condo, stocks and bonds and multiple vehicles.“A lot of people make their wills when they’re married and start having kids. Then one day they realize, ‘Well, now I’ve got grandkids.’ So it’s time to update. All their kids are over 18, they don’t need guardianships any more,” Butler said.In all Canadian provinces except B.C., Alberta, Quebec and Saskatchewan, getting married revokes previous wills, which means a new will must be signed.New wills should contain a clause revoking all previous wills. Minor adjustments to a will can be made via a “codicil” or addition, although Butler said that isn’t done very often anymore.Changed circumstances could also mean changing your executor, noted Villanueva.A close relative who was able 20 or 30 years ago to handle the crucial executor duties of listing assets and liabilities, then paying the bills and distributing the remaining assets to heirs, may not have the financial acumen to do the same now with a more complicated portfolio.The original executor may now be elderly or infirm or may have moved out of province.Butler said she’s a big fan of hiring a trust company to act as executor, especially if the estate is complicated. She said a professional executor has the knowledge to shepherd the process through efficiently without any emotional baggage.The trust company’s fees will be extracted from the estate, she said, but are usually set at the same rate or lower than what a court might authorize to be paid for any executor, including a close relative, in recognition of the work involved.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitterlast_img read more

Asensio Vazquez give De Gea new nickname

first_imgManchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been dubbed ‘Karius’ by Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, according to ESPN.The Real Madrid pair of Asensio and Vazquez were seen calling the United goalkeeper Karius in the tunnel before the game between Real Madrid and Manchester United on Monday in Miami.It is understood that De Gea might have been giving the nickname ‘Karius’ in the Spanish camp during the World Cup.The former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper was heading onto the pitch when he heard familiar voices call him Karius and the voices turned out of be those of Spanish teammates Asensio and Vazquez.The goalkeeper smiled and exchanged pleasantries with the duo before heading out to the pitch to warm up.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…De Gea had a difficult making just one save in all four games as La Furia Roja exited the competition in the second-round after a penalty shootout loss to host Russia.These below-par performances have led to comparisons with Liverpool’s Loris Karius by his Spanish teammates.Karius has had a difficult time of late. The German goalkeeper had a frustrating outing in the Champions League Final against Real Madrid and he’s has been unconvincing in preseason friendlies as well.Liverpool have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker for a record-goalkeeper fee to solve their problem in that department.last_img read more

Expectations hinder Villa – Lambert

first_imgFormer Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists the high expectations surrounding the club is hindering its progress.Paul Lambert who also managed midlands rivals, Wolverhampton Wanderers as recent as the 2016-17 season, has suggested that managing Aston Villa is a difficult task due to the expectancy levels at the club.The Villans are currently spending their third campaign in the Sky Bet Championship and after a poor start to the season, former Brentford manager Dean Smith has been appointed as a replacement for Steve Bruce.Smith who will be joined by former Villa defender has been tasked with trying to earn the club a return to the Premier League but Lambert, who had a three-year spell at Villa between 2012 and 2015 feels that the new manager will come under immediate pressure.Lambert told Sky Sports News, as quoted by Sports Mole: Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.“It’s difficult because of the expectation level really. The club was trying to get sold [when I was there] but the fans have got the history of a European Cup-winning football club.“You’ve got that, a big fanbase behind you, who every time expect you to be up there.”Villa are currently placed 15th on the Championship standings.last_img read more

Gibson gets more time to find alibis for 118 days of alleged

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #ShaneGibsonappearsincourt Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 23, 2017 – Nassau – In court on Friday morning to give his alibis for the 118 days he is alleged to have made extortion demands on contractor Jonathan Ash was former Labour and National Insurance Board Minister, Shane Gibson… but he did not give those alibis, his attorney says it is near impossible to do so.    Gibson appeared in the Supreme Court before Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson.The former PLP government leader is charged with 31 counts of crime linked to a quarter of a million dollars which is alleged to have extorted and bribed from the suspect contractor between January and April this year.    Gibson had been given 21 days to produce his alibis, his attorney Wayne Munroe QC said it was nearly impossible to identify alibis for the time the crimes were alleged to have happened, according to Police.  The matter was suspended until more specific dates could be given for there to be compliance with the alibi notice.Gibson was in court with his wife and supporters and will reappear in the Supreme Court on November 3, which is next week Friday and presiding then will be Justice John Isaacs.#MagneticMediaNews#ShaneGibsonappearsincourt Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Sterling Highway Wildlife Underpasses Featured On Animal Planet

first_imgThe most noticeable of the project is the new bridge over the East Fork of the Moose River. This almost-140-foot bridge will provide a 104- foot wide × 18-foot high opening for moose and the Kenai Lowland caribou herd, eventually replacing the small culvert and very high road bed that currently exists there, according to the refuge. In Monday night’s show, Kenai Refuge biologists visited the new Sterling Highway wildlife underpasses. The Refuge worked closely with an Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) planning team to develop six underpasses for wildlife passage on this 21-mile section of the SterlingHighway. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge was highlighted on the show Into Alaska, on Animal Planet, Monday night. This 10-part series highlights both Kenai and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuges and their current  conservation work.center_img The other five underpasses are large culverts ranging in height from 8 feet for bears and lynx to twin culverts for moose, each 16 feet high. This latter structure anchors the west end of 1.5 miles of fencing on either side of the highway section that runs between there and the new East Fork bridge. This area is known to have a high moose-vehicle collision rate, in part because moose travel there, according to the refuge it was because of this reason the plan for the wildlife underpasses came into place.last_img read more

Congress Returns from Break to Focus on Defense Issues Veteran Suicide Concerns

first_img ADC AUTHOR Lawmakers returned Monday from their spring break recess to begin a slate of defense and veterans hearings this week, Military Times reported.The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Tuesday to consider President Trump’s nominations of Adm. William Moran to become Chief of Naval Operations and Lt. Gen. David Berger to become Commandant of the Marine Corps.Tuesday the House Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee will hear from military medical malpractice victims on the legal barriers they face in suing DOD for the mistakes, as ADC reported last week.The House Appropriations Committee will follow Wednesday morning with testimony from Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan defending the White House’s fiscal 2020 budget request.Later Wednesday that committee’s Military-VA subcommittee will meet to begin markups on its proposed spending bill, as ADC reported Monday.The House agenda also included a special Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing Monday evening on veteran suicide, after several suicides on Veterans Administration campuses this month. “This is a national crisis that we all need to address,” Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) said in a press release.Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah Watkinslast_img read more

Iftar helping Rohingyas forget atrocities

first_imgIn this photograph taken on 10 May 2018, an NGO worker (L) talks with a Muslim cleric and other members of the congregation about preparations for the upcoming monsoon season in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. Photo: AFPMajhi Nurul Islam, a Rohingya refugee sheltered in Kutupalong camp block D, finds solace in taking Iftar during the month of Ramadan, commenting that it helps them forget the horrors they had faced back in their homelands.Their pre-Iftar ritual consists of congregating for prayers, seeking their salvation, blessings for their loved ones and the ones who died during the carnage, often leading many to tears.Most of the Iftar items are provided for the refugees in individual boxes by various local and international NGOs. Given the Rohingyas do not have much to do for the entire day, they keep themselves busy with prayers.The refugee rehabilitation and relief commissioner Abul Kalam said that barring 500 Hindu Rohingyas, the remaining 1.1 million refugees are Muslims, for whom the agencies are providing adequate food items in boxes for both Iftar and Sehri.Although they prefer to break their fast with their family around them, many gather round in an open space outdoors and break their fast over there.Majhi Lalu Miah, another refugee from Kutupalong camp, said that they do not find any shortage of stocks during the month of Ramadan.But he observed that many like him feel uncomfortable having to spend the month of Ramadan in such displaced conditions.“It is better to spend Ramadan here than in Myanmar,” he pointed out.last_img read more

No JaPa MP to join cabinet Ershad

first_imgJatiya Party chairman HM Ershad. File PhotoContradicting his party’s parliamentary party’s decision, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Friday said his party will be the main opposition in parliament while he will act as the leader of the opposition, reports UNB.In a statement on Friday, JaPa chairman Ershad made the announcement contradicting his party’s parliamentary party’s decision to join the Awami League-led Grand Alliance government.”As the chairman of the Jatiya Party, I would like to inform the people of the country and party leaders and activists at all levels that the Jatiya Party will act as the main opposition party in the 11th parliament.”He further said, “As the chairman of Jatiya Party parliamentary party, I’ll be the leader of the opposition while party co-chairman Golam Quader will be the deputy leader of the opposition at the House.”Ershad said no Jatiya Party MP will be there in the cabinet. “I urge the speaker of the House to take necessary steps in this regard.”On Thursday, Jatiya Party parliamentary party decided to join the Awami League-led Grand Alliance government to make contributions to the country’s further development under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.Party co-chairman GM Quader made the announcement after its parliamentary party’s meeting in Jatiya Sangsad.Jatiya Party joined the election as the key partner of the Grand Alliance and bagged 22 seats.Party senior co-chairman Raushan Ershad was the opposition leader in 10th parliament while several MPs joined as cabinet members.last_img read more

UPDATE More Than 25000 Runners Participate In 2018 Edition Of The Houston

first_img– / 7More than 25,000 runners are participating this Sunday in the 2018 edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon.According to the event’s organizing committee, more than 11,000 people signed up to participate in the marathon and over 16,000 did the same for the half marathon.  Besides, approximately 250,000 fans are expected to line the course, according to Wade Morehead, executive director of the Houston Marathon Committee.Ethiopian runner Bazu Worku won the full marathon men’s race, accomplishing his third victory in the Houston Marathon, while Jake Robertson –from New Zealand– got the victory in the men’s half marathon.As for the women’s races, Biruktayit Degefa, from Ethiopia, won in the full marathon and Ruti Aga, who is also an Ethiopian runner, obtained the victory in the half marathon competition.Also in the women’s half marathon, Molly Huddle broke the USA’s record.The races are the largest single-day sporting event in the city. Sharelast_img read more

New Type of Drug Offers Hope for Migraine Sufferers

first_imgSHUTTERSTOCKMigraines can result from certain genes, a stressful life, environmental conditions or some changes in your diet. They often develop in your 20s to 40s.Various medications and therapies can provide relief, but the FDA has approved the first in a new class of drug aimed at heading off migraine headaches before they start. There are headaches, and then there are migraines.“Oh, my god. I can’t tell you how disabling migraines can be,” said Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry, a neurologist at Baylor University Medical Center specializing in headaches.“When patients come to me, they often say, ‘When I have a bad headache, I’m missing a social event. I’m missing time with my family. I can’t go out or do work.’ So, it’s that disabling.”The new drug is a CGRP monoclonal antibody developed to prevent headaches.“It’s a once-a-month injection used to decrease the number of headache days that they have in a month,” Choudhry said. “In some cases, it will also make sure that you have less intense headache or the duration of the headache actually goes down.”Interview HighlightsOn the importance of the new drug: This is the most exciting phase in the headache world because in the last several years, we have not had a new drug which has been developed specifically for migraine. This drug is a CGRP monoclonal antibody. The fancy name is “calcitonin gene-related peptide,” which basically was developed to prevent headaches or to use it as a rescue. It’s one-of-a kind because CGRP is released when someone has a migraine or a head attack and [the drug] actually helps to inhibit or to antagonize the effects of CGRP.How the new drug works: It’s a once-a-month injection used to decrease the number of headache days that they have in a month. In some cases, it will also make sure that you have a less intense headache or the duration of the headache actually goes down.How the new drug differs from current medication: We use two kind of medications now: One is rescue, usually use triptans or over-the-counter inserts, and then, preventives like antidepressants, anti-nausea medication, antihypertensive — something you use once a day. The problem with preventives is the high side effects and it takes a long time for them to work.What we’re noticing with this new drug is that patients don’t really get much side effects. Also, it works a lot faster. It works within a month where as some of the other drugs can take eight to 10 weeks to show an efficacy.The drug’s cost ($6,900 per year, depending on insurance): The company is providing at least two doses free, which means you get to experience the drug and see if it’s even worthwhile. And then the company will work with your insurance and try writing preauthorization letters and letters of appeal to see if we can get you on the drug.Hopefully, I’m assuming, when insurance companies start seeing how much it prevents patients from going to the ER, how much it prevents patients coming to doctors again and again for headaches and it helps with their migraine, this will soon be on most commercial plans. Other similar medications to come: There are three more in the pipeline and hopefully we’ll have some of those by the end of the year. There is one more that is presumed to come next year, hopefully.Are we close to a cure for migraine: No. We can improve the quality of life with these medications to the point where patients either don’t have that many headaches or when they have a headache, they’re able to break it pretty quickly so they can go back to what they were doing. The problem is that there is no real path of physiology of migraine.Migraine can happen due to various reasons. There are several theories that we know, but there’s just one pathway that we know. However, with this new drug, we are a lot closer than we were a couple of years ago to finding a good, happy balance to someone having a migraine but still having a great quality of life. Sharelast_img read more

Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast

first_imgThe Tom Joyner Foundation today announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of the 22-year-old Foundation.The podcast, available weekly on the reVolver Podcast Network and downloadable on all platforms (e.g. iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify) and on its website, HBCUbiquityPodcast.com will engage a wide range of guests, including presidents of HBCUs, faculty, alumni, students, parents and other supporters. “The Foundation has actively hosted panels and discussions over the years on the Fantastic Voyage and at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion,” Joyner Jr. said. “This podcast is our chance to have a year-round conversation about our HBCUs. We want to go beyond the typical rhetoric, and have meaningful conversations.”HBCUbiquity, produced by the Tom Joyner Foundation, is a weekly podcast that offers in-depth, honest and straightforward conversations with administrators, faculty, students, celebrities and experts about the future of HBCUs, fundraising, accreditation, student recruitment and enrollment as well as the accomplishments of faculty who are doing interesting research, student scholars about their current accomplishments and alumni who are making a difference in their communities, and topical trends and issues related to the African-American community. The inaugural show features an insightful overview of the foundation’s history, its programs and how HBCUbiquity represents the dawn of a new era for the nonprofit. In future shows, Joyner will get in-depth on the current and future of the CIAA, including interviews with Jacqie McWilliams, the CIAA commissioner, and a special conversation with Dr. Anthony Davis, special consultant to Livingstone College. You won’t want to miss the episode on Bennett College’s fight for survival, featuring a rare interview with its interim college president, Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins who will share some of her strategies on navigating the institution through this difficult period. On that same episode, longtime Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins discusses his experiences and successes in getting an HBCU’s accreditation restored.You can follow the show on social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.For more information about becoming a guest or sponsor on the podcast, please contact Neil Foote, media relations, Tom Joyner Foundation, neil.foote@tomjoynerfoundation.org, 214.448.3765.last_img read more

Wolfram Research introduces new programmable document type

first_imgOne unfortunate downside to using the new format, is that in order for a user to receive the benefits of it, they have to download and install a 150MB installer, which then takes up some 500MB of drive space. There’s also the tricky problem of going to all the trouble of programming a document (which the company says is as easy as recording a spreadsheet macro) only to find there aren’t any users out there who can see your results, because they haven’t downloaded the program, much less heard of it.On a positive note, now that Wolfram has shown what is possible, it’s likely Adobe will either license and incorporate the new standard into PDF (CPDF anyone?), or come up with its own way of doing the same thing. Either way, users will certainly benefit in the end, especially if this new technology winds up on cell phones, or especially tablets; being able to manipulate data in a report with our fingertips, sounds like something we should already be able to do. Citation: Wolfram Research introduces new programmable document type (2011, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-wolfram-programmable-document.html (PhysOrg.com) — Wolfram Research, the same folks who brought us both Mathematica, and Wolfram Alpha (see here, here, and here), the search computation site, is now announcing via Conrad Wolfram’s blog, that it has designed a new document format that allows for simple programming on the creator end, and interactivity on the user end. Called, appropriately enough, the Computable Document Format (CDF), it takes PDF documents one step further by allowing data embedded in a document to be manipulated in real time. Explore further More information: blog.wolfram.com/2011/07/21/la … a-expand-the-medium/ This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Nitro PDF Reader out to blow away Adobe © 2010 PhysOrg.com While it doesn’t appear, at least for now, that Wolfram intends to compete with Adobe with its new format, it does appear to be sort of a knock on the static nature of the current PDF format.As it stands now, if you download and look at a PDF document, it’s like looking at an image, in that that’s all you can do with it, look and read. With the CDF format however, the person or group who creates the document can embed code in the document t so that when a user downloads it, he or she has the option of manipulating data in that document to taste. As an example, per Wolfram’s blog, say you wrote a paper on the Doppler affect. With a PDF document, you’d lay down your words and then try to come up with a graph/chart/picture that hopefully conveys the sound of a siren changing in pitch, for example, such as an ambulance passing by. With CDF, you could embed code that would allow a user to actually listen to that ambulance, and then by adding changeable parameters, allow them to adjust such things as the speed of the vehicle, to hear the differences that would result; in other words, you’d have a much more dynamic document.last_img read more

Soulful Rendition at Tihar Jail

first_imgThe atmosphere and setting would not be seen as being conducive to cultural expression and appreciation. Yet, against the grim walls of Tihar Jail, an evening of soulful music and ethereal dance took the inmates to a more sublime plane for some hours on Wednesday evening in an endeavour, promoted by Legends of India, aiming at gradual reformation and rehabilitation of  people who have chosen a life of crime. This is the first time Sangeet Natak Akademi has joined hands with Legends of India to make their initiative a permanent feature.Sonam Kalra, the present day Sufi Queen, unfolded the Gospel of Sufi where many inmates swayed their heads and tapped their feet while some sat still — heads bowed and eyes shut—in deep thought, as if deciphering what lies ahead as the soulful melody of the great Baba Bulleh Shah in Sonam’s voice that reverberated in the air.   Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Her accompanying artists too enthralled the audience with the  instrumental jugalbandi, which was the lime-light of the show. The inmates enthusiastically applauded with every beat of the instrument, enjoyed it thoroughly and some even started dancing with the flow of the Sufi. “They are inmates but were good audience, I must say. Everyone commits mistakes in life irrespective of who is behind the bars and who isn’t. But the reaction of the prisoners has confirmed that music will play the role of catalyst in their transformation” Sonam said while minimizing their show.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe second part of the event was presented by Rachna Yadav, a Kathak dancer along with her group including four accompanying dancers. With energetic performances by the dancers and melodious composition by her team the prisoners were surprised and felt lucky to be a part of this event. Director General Alok Kumar Verma, who has played a pivotal role in accepting the concept of rehabilitation by Legends of India, said that “music affects the minds of the inmates and calms them. The pain of being away from their loved ones is traumatizing. We want to soothe their nerves, calm them”.last_img read more

Transfer of teachers stalled states Education dept in notification

first_imgKolkata: The state School Education department on Friday brought out a notification, stalling the transfer process of teachers both in the primary and secondary level until further notice.”All kinds of teachers’ transfer orders are stopped until further order. No application or cases for transfer of primary or secondary teachers will be entertained until further notice,” the notification stated. “We want to have a clear idea of the transfer of teachers that have taken place in the last few months, before further going for teacher transfer. So, we have stalled it for now,” state Education minister Partha Chatterjee said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA senior official of the state School Education department said that instructions in this regard have already been issued to the district inspector (DI) of schools and also to the headmasters of the state schools. It may be mentioned that after the incident at Daribhit High School in North Dinajpur, where two students were killed in a clash that broke out over teacher recruitment, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee had directed all the DIs to submit a report to the department by October 5, stating the student and teacher strength, the infrastructure of the schools under their respective jurisdiction and other details. “The DIs are expected to submit their report by today (Friday). We will examine the vacancies at the schools on the basis of the report. In recent times, there has been a number of teacher transfers. In Daribhit High School, there was no need of Urdu teachers and neither was there any vacancy. But the school was in the process of recruiting a teacher for Urdu, which led to the unfortunate incident,” the official maintained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe state Education department wants to have a clear picture of the strength of teachers and students, the vacancies, transfers in recent times and other nitty gritties to prevent such incidents in future. It may be mentioned that on September 25, Chatterjee held a meeting with the District Inspectors (DIs) and expressed his displeasure over the decision of shuffling teachers at Daribhit High School in Islampur and reprimanded some of them for their aggressive role in the recruitment or shuffling of teachers.last_img read more

Boeing aims to finish software fix to 737 Max in September

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> By: The Associated Press Friday, June 28, 2019 Boeing says it expects to finish work on updated flight-control software for the 737 Max in September, a sign that the troubled jet likely won’t be flying until late this year.The latest delay in fixing the Max came a day after the disclosure that government test pilots found a new technology flaw in the plane during a test on a flight simulator.The plane has been grounded since mid-March after two crashes that killed 346 people. Preliminary accident reports pointed to software that erroneously pointed the planes’ noses down and overpowered pilots’ efforts to regain control.A Boeing official said Thursday that the company expects to submit the software update to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval “in the September timeframe.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Boeing has not publicly discussed timing of the update.Once Boeing submits its changes, the FAA is expected to take several weeks to analyze them, and airlines would need additional time to take their grounded Max jets out of storage and prepare them to fly again.Airlines were already lowering expectations for a quick return of the plane, which has been grounded since mid-March.Southwest Airlines, the biggest operator of Max jets, announced Thursday that it has taken the plane out of its schedule for another month, through Oct. 1. Earlier this week, United Airlines pulled the plane from its schedule through early September.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaWhile Boeing engineers continue working on the plane’s software, company lawyers pushed Thursday to settle lawsuits brought by the families of dozens of passengers killed in the October crash of a Lion Air Max off the coast of Indonesia and the March crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max near Addis Ababa.Boeing and the families of Lion Air Flight 610 victims agreed to mediation that could lead to early settlements. However, the families of some Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 passengers are resisting mediation.“There are many families here who will not want to participate in mediation until they know what Boeing knew, when they knew it, what they did about it, and what they’re going to do about it to prevent this kind of disaster from occurring again,” said Robert Clifford, a Chicago lawyer who filed lawsuits on behalf of nearly two dozen victims of the Ethiopian crash.Meanwhile, at a meeting Thursday in Montreal of regulators and airline representatives, the head of the International Air Transport Association, Alexandre de Juniac, made an appeal for co-ordination between aircraft operators and regulators.De Juniac and his airline group are trying to repair the fragmented regulatory approach to the Max. In March, other countries grounded the plane despite the FAA’s initial view that it was safe even after a second crash.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsRegulators in Europe, China and Canada have indicated they want to conduct their own reviews of the FAA’s 2017 certification of the plane, which could further complicate and delay the Max’s return to flying.Requirements for additional pilot training could also affect the timing of the plane’s return.Boeing wants computer-based instruction, and FAA technical experts agree that would be sufficient. Others believe pilots need to practice with the new Boeing software in flight simulators.Earlier this month, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed a crippled airliner safely on the Hudson River in 2009, told a House subcommittee that pilots should get simulator training.That, however, would pose a problem for Boeing and the airlines _ it could take weeks or months to find simulator time for every pilot who flies the Max. Southwest and American Airlines each have thousands of Boeing 737 pilots, but neither airline has a Max simulator. Boeing has one in Miami and a similar machine in Seattle.FAA’s acting administrator, Daniel Elwell, says the agency has not made a final decision about training.Shares of Boeing fell $10.92, or 2.9%, to close Thursday at $364.02. Share Tags: Boeing 737 MAX Boeing aims to finish software fix to 737 Max in Septemberlast_img read more

A report and slideshow from the Venice Biennale

first_img Facebook Comments No related posts. By Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi | Special to The Tico TimesVENICE, Italy – Against a backdrop of sunshine and showers, the 55th Biennale di Venezia opened triumphantly with a multicultural bazaar of National Pavilions, collateral events and grand exhibitions, amidst the usual tourbillion of dinners and cocktail parties to celebrate the most important gathering of contemporary art in the world.Venice comes to life during this period and in every corner of its sensational maze of canals, palazzos, churches, museums and hidden courtyards, you can experience what is believed will represent the most current and prominent display of mankind’s intelligent expressions. Even more so this year, as the theme set by the curator, Massimiliano Gioni, refers to the exhibitions as a cumulative effort at creating a sort of “Encyclopaedic Palace.”The main exhibition, divided between the spaces at Arsenale and Giardini, attempts at creating a wunderkammer of artists’ aspirations, spiritual inclinations and creative sensibilities, all directed at their eternal struggle as depictors of the mystery of the role of humanity. It is in this context that Gioni offers us rooms filled with a sort of ethnographical survey of artistic knowledge and utopias.The model of the “Palazzo Enciclopedico del Mondo,” conceived by Marino Auriti in the 1950s as a museum to showcase the entire range of humanity’s achievements, from the wheel to the satellite and from ancient artifacts to vanguard art, sets the tone for the journey. It is in this context that we navigate through photographs of elaborate African hairstyles by the Nigerian Okhai Ojeikere; ceramic figurines painstakly conceived by the Japanese Shinichi Sawada, who is affected by a grave form of autism; lush and densely patterned tapestries by the Senegalese Papa Ibra Tall; and the bright, synthetic costumes captured by Phyllis Galembo’s photographs, depicting the playful ritual of masquerades and dressing up around the world.Spiritualism and the supernatural are key in the canvasses of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, as is the fragility of the human body in the sculptures of “Venetians” by the Polish Pawel Althamaer, and also in the elaborate glittering Voodoo banners by unknown Caribbean artists.Enigmatic depictions of obscure rituals and myths also seem to inform the patterned tapestries by Enrico David and the small doll-like sculptures by John Outterbridge. Extremely philosophical but equally mathematical is the codification of spiritual experience and metaphysical knowledge in the chalk drawings on black paper by Rudolf Steiner, while voyeurism into the mystery of human relationships are obsessions for Russian photographer Nikolay Bakharev in his black and white intimate family pictures and portraits of lovers and for Kohei Yoshiyuki in his stolen shots using an infrared camera at night in a park while capturing sexual disinhibition of occasional lovers.Female identity is the main interest running throughout the treads and sinuous lines of the works by both the Romanian Geta Bratescu and the Italian Marisa Mertz; two of the most influential of their generation, and in an emotional ceremony Mertz was awarded a lifetime achievement Golden Lion by the jury. Yes a jury, because although it seems that art should be impossible to judge, the Biennale is in fact a contest.National Pavilions compete to interpret the theme and showcase the most intriguing, best-curated, original and/or exciting show. The winner was this year a first timer: The Pavilion of Angola. In the extraordinary setting of 18th century Palazzo Cini, the Angolan curators conceived an extremely elegant and engaging installation where piles of prints depicting non-descriptive spots of the capital Luanda were neatly organised on the floor. Since years of war has left the city with no soul nor clear identity, the audience was invited to propose a new one by selecting the images they most wanted to keep and arranging them in their own folder compiling their own interpretation of the future Luanda.Another first time hit is the Pavilion of The Holy See inspired by the biblical story of Genesis. Three artists attempted the visual representation of the three central themes: Creation with the poetic interactive videos by Studio Azzurro allowed viewers to engage directly with the personal stories of ordinary people by touching the screens; De-Creation with the large black and white photographs of discarded architectures by Josef Koudelka; and Re-Creation with the ‘frozen iced paintings’ and ‘dust paintings’ by Lawrence Carroll. Extremely well-curated also is the Italian Pavilion. An ideal journey trough Italian contemporary identities, history and landscapes, real and imaginary, exploring the complexity and layers trough the sublime photographs of an entire generation of artists like Luigi Ghirri, Mimmo Jodice, Gabriele Basilico and Olivo Barbieri who described the vacuum and the alienation of humanity in post war Italian landscapes.Similarly beautiful is the Spanish Pavilion with a large sculptural installation occupying the entire interior of the 1922 building interacting with its architecture. It consists of mounds of different construction materials, rabbles of sawdust, bricks, shattered glass and rocks organically conquering the rigid space and making it visually impossible to penetrate it.Costa Rica’s second year was well perceived. The installation at Ca’ Bonvicini saw four artists in four separate rooms, although with no apparent correlation between themselves the artists all commented on the limitations and at times juxtaposition between democracy, geography and dreams. Priscilla Monge’s room was the most successful with an installation of school desks facing the large window on the canal. On the marble tops of each desk she carved enigmatic phrases resonating like oracles left for posterity, but also new mottos meant to inspire a different kind of education.But the Biennale is not only about Pavilions; some of the best exhibitions can also be enjoyed in the major art spaces around the city. Francois Pinault returned to the Punta della Dogana bringing another group of sensational works from his personal collection. An amazing installation by Rudolf Stingel at Palazzo Grassi is a must see where an oversized kilim carpet engulfs the entirety of the space, floor to ceiling, dwarfing the viewer and allowing a magical journey through new spaces.Sublime also ‘Fragile’ at Fondazione Cini curated by Mario Codognato, displaying the creations of some of the most interesting artists who used glass with diverse and contrasting intentions from Duchamp to Penone, Beuys to Hirst. Once again the exhibition curated by Axel Vervoordt at Palazzo Fortuny is a masterpiece of museography. Bringing together Tapies’ canvases of his last 20 years together with works from his personal collection he gives us a glimpse of the personal world and inspiration trough the eyes of the master himself.A perfect excuse to cross the Atlantic: the 55th Venice Biennale runs until 24 November 2013.last_img read more