Dolores Park Follies SF Mission Pissoir Passes Muster

first_imgA San Francisco Superior Court judge has ruled that the much-ballyhooed pissoir in a corner of Dolores Park doesn’t break any of the laws implied by the suit, effectively ending the case.“Plaintiffs have failed to allege any claim for which they would be entitled to the relief they seek,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn in his order. Those who seek relief at the corner of 20th and Church streets, it would seem, may continue to do so.“Plaintiffs” in this case are the San Francisco Chinese Christian Union, but backing them is the Pacific Justice Institute, a nationally active conservative Christian legal group that the Southern Poverty Law Center has called an “Anti-LGBT hate group” (you can decide for yourself where they stand on by watching some of their testimonials).The suit alleged that the pissoir was discriminatory toward people who need to squat to pee, and that it encouraged indecent exposure to innocent passerby. The latter is somewhat up for debate – some nearby residents told Mission Local in February that the pissoir’s design left much to be desired in the modesty department, while others noted that it at least offered an alternative to urinating on people’s doorsteps. The suit raised plenty of eyebrows – even the City Attorney’s office fired back with a tongue-in-cheek blog post noting the park’s “vibrant counter culture, immodest sunbathers, pot brownie vendors, spectacular city views, and famously irreverent ‘Hunky Jesus’ contest.” As one neighbor accurately noted in February, “There’s a lot of penises flying around on busy days.” Tags: dolores park Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img 0%last_img read more

Wonderful new mural on 21st and Mission streets

first_img 0% Tags: murals Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Detail of Corazón de Campesinos by Alberto Ybarra.Detail of Corazón de Campesinos by Alberto Ybarra.Detail of Corazón de Campesinos by Alberto Ybarra. center_img It’s been a while since we’ve had such a great addition to the Mission’s walls. The new mural, Corazón de Campesinos by Alberto Ybarra, pays homage to San Juan Cítala, in Jalisco, Mexico, the hometown of Ybarra’s mother and her family. He depicts it from memories of summers he spent there, showing how the farming village encouraged community, whimsy and the growing of beautiful produce.The nine-by-45-foot mural was sponsored by the Mission Community Market, Mira Waldman and Chikai Ohazama, and building owner Digital Music Universe.Here are some close-ups, moving left to right.Detail of Corazón de Campesinos by Alberto Ybarra.last_img read more

TICKETS for Saints home opener with Huddersfield G

first_imgTICKETS for Saints home opener with Huddersfield Giants are now on sale.Nathan Brown will begin life at the club with a match-up against his former employers at Langtree Park on Saturday February 2 (4.45pm).It’s sure to be a cracker of a match as the likes of Willie Manu and co take to the field in anger for the first time.Tickets are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 and by logging on here.In fact, you can now buy tickets for every one of Saints home matches in 2013 via www.saintssuperstore.comlast_img read more

ADE Gardner says it is only a matter of time befor

first_imgADE Gardner says it is only a matter of time before Saints return to winning ways.The 29-year-old winger has been watching from the sidelines in recent weeks because of injury and suspension but has seen enough to suggest two points are just around the corner.“We are remaining positive,” he said. “The lads are hurting as we haven’t won, but I think it is only a matter of time before we get on a decent run and start kicking on. It’s never ideal going out of the Cup but we have five free weekends between now and the end of the season. That enables us to freshen up. I’m not used to that as in the past I’ve played 32 to 33 games a year. We have to take what we can from it really, build some blocks in training and freshen up.”He continues: “It was frustrating to be out injured and suspended and to be honest I couldn’t see why I was banned. But it is what it is and I move on.“The concussion was hard too as you can’t do much. I’ve not had nothing even close to that sort of injury before and when I watched it back on TV I was pretty shaken up. I’m now looking for a decent run in the side.”With Adam Swift injured it is likely Ade will return to the starting line-up.“I’m looking forward to it,” he added. “Widnes are a good side and have quality players; we will have to be on our guard. We will hopefully have some players back too.”Tickets for Friday’s match at Langtree Park are now on sale. You can buy from the Ticket Office at the stadium, by calling 01744 455052 or by logging on here.Match Stat Pack:Widnes are seeking their first Super League victory against St Helens on Friday night. St Helens have won the last 16 games between the sides, with Widnes’ last victory coming at home, 20-17 in the Stones Bitter Championship, on 4 April, 1994. Their last away win against St Helens was 20-12 in the Stones Bitter Championship on 1 April, 1991. Saints have won ten consecutive home fixtures with Widnes since then.2013 Meeting:Widnes 4, St Helens 16 (SLR2, 10/2/13)Super League Summary:St Helens won 12Widnes won 0Highs and Lows: St Helens highest score: 62-0 (H, 2012) (also widest margin)Widnes highest losing score: 23-24 (H, 2012)Career Milestones:Paul Wellens needs 13 points to reach 1,000 for his career. He has scored 941 points (215 tries, 40 goals, 1 field goal) for the club Helens since 1998. He has also scored points for Great Britain (18 – 4 tries, 1 goal), England (16 – 4 tries) and Lancashire (12 – 3 tries).Ade Gardner needs three tries to reach 200 career touchdowns. His total of 197 has been scored as follows: 171 for St Helens (2002-2013), 15 for Barrow (2000-2001), 2 for Great Britain (2006-2007), 2 for England (2008) and 7 for England ‘A’ (2002-2003). He has also made three non-scoring appearances for Cumbria (2003-2004 & 2010).last_img read more

THATTO Heath Saints Girls under 16s team played a

first_imgTHATTO Heath Saints Girls under 16s team played a friendly against Ashton Bears at the weekend and won 48-22 writes Laura Birchall.This is the first time the new team has had the chance to play against another side and be able to put what they had learnt during pre-season training to good use!The game began as a tough encounter between the two sides, each displaying fantastic footwork and impressive teamwork.However, it was Pip Birchall who scored the first try for Saints girls and she also completed the conversion kick.The other tryscorers for the Saints came in the form of Alisha Lea, Emily Hill and two apiece for Jade Ward and Rebecca Rotherham.With Pip Birchall completing six from six conversions and Alisha Lea adding another, the Saints Girls illustrated their strength, teamwork and skill to win the match.last_img read more

WPD Man wanted after breaking into Anne Bonnys Bar and Grill

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are looking for a man who they said broke into a downtown Wilmington restaurant over the weekend.They say it happened Sunday morning at 2:30 at Anne Bonny’s Bar and Grill on South Water Street. Police say the suspect did damage to the business and stole items from the property.- Advertisement – WPD has released security footage of the person inside of the business during the alleged robbery.If you have any information, please contact WPD at 910-343-3609 or use Text-A-Tip.last_img read more

Churches provide homeless with food bed warm place to sleep

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With temperatures dropping into the teens or low 20’s Monday night, it’s important to stay warm. For those who do not have a place to call home, that can be difficult.Philip Chryst, pastor of the Anchor Church in downtown Wilmington, says he knows how much homeless people struggle this time of year.- Advertisement – He says 25 percent of his congregation is homeless.“I found four folks that were literally having blankets covering them, and were shaking because it was so cold,” said Chryst.The church has partnered with St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church to open a warming shelter at the corner of 15th and Market streets.Related Article: Former presidential chef to use $250,000 lottery prize to feed the homeless“They look out for us, and help us out, we eat, and stay out of the cold,” said one man at the shelter.Charles Nixon says he’s been coming to the church for about two months. He says Chryst looks out for him, and he doesn’t know where he’d be if this shelter wasn’t an option.“I’d probably be out there froze to death,” said Nixon.Volunteer Jack Barracco says he enjoys helping. He believes more people need to care about those in need.“It’s sad that homeless people do get bad reps because they’re really nice. Most, the majority of them are all nice. You just got to sit down and get to know them, to really get deep down inside their soul, get to know them,” said Barraco.Chryst says you don’t need to attend the church to come to the shelter. Everyone is welcome.“We need to become a city of welcome. A city of peace,” said Chryst. “And not just be known as a really expensive place to folks to live and retire to. But instead, use that creative energy that we have to do good in our city, and to create jobs and create affordable housing. And I think this is a great opportunity for us to do that in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.”Chryst says the shelter will close Tuesday as the weather begins to warm up.To find out when they will reopen, check the Anchor Church Facebook page.last_img read more

Malta will continue to support UN processes in Libya – Abela

first_imgMinister Carmelo Abela with Ursula Von Der Leyen, German Federal Minister of Defence, before the joint Council session for Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers of the EU.Minister Carmelo Abela with Ursula Von Der Leyen, German Federal Minister of Defence, before the joint Council session for Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers of the EU. Malta’s Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela has told a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Minister’s Council (FAC) that, ‘Malta will continue to unwaveringly support the UN-facilitated process in Libya,’ and that the country calls on ‘all parties to do the same. Relations with Libya have always been pivotal for peace, stability, and security in the Mediterranean region, and will remain so for years to come.’While expressing his disappointment at the current situation in Libya, Minister Abela said that it was ‘a short-term objective’ to call for ‘a comprehensive and durable ceasefire’ that would bring about negotiation between the warring groups.‘Diplomacy is the only way forward’ Abela told fellow Ministers and representatives of the EU.The Minister was making the comments as renewed violence has been unsettling the country since April 4th. The conflict is understood to have started when the rebel commander of Libya’s eastern forces (the Libyan National Army) began marching on the capital Tripoli and the Government of National Accord under the leadership of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (GNA).According to the World Health Organisation, over 430 people have been killed and at least 2,110 have been wounded since the violence erupted. Over 55,000 have been displaced.Read more:Watch: 3 migrants detained from EU ‘flagged’ vessel by Libyan coastguard – SeaWatch‘Migrants and refugees in Tripoli detention centres need to be evacuated’ – UNHCRThe EU needs to prioritise the Libyan issue; people are dying at sea – PDAlong with the conflict in Libya, Minister Abela also stressed the importance of finding solutions to the conflicts in the Sahel region of the African continent.He stated that it was important to recognize the connection between development and humanitarian tasks. Abela stressed that, ‘a commitment to investment in youth is an important deliverable as it better prepares Sahel youth populations for the job market and will simultaneously create more and better jobs.’ SharePrint Minister Carmelo Abela during the bilateral meeting with Tiébilé Dramé, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of Mali. Minister Carmelo Abela with Ursula Von Der Leyen, German Federal Minister of Defence, before the joint Council session for Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers of the EU. Minister Carmelo Abela with Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenian Foreign Minister, and Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and of Defence of Belgium. Minister Carmelo Abela with Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive Officer of the European Defence Agency.center_img WhatsApp 1 of 5 <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Minister Abela with Michael Farrugia, Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum.last_img read more

Social Media Users Say Pinterest Is as Popular as Twitter

first_imgAdvertisement While Facebook reigns supreme in the social media landscape, the latest study by Pew shows users are pinning just as much as they’re tweeting.Twitter attracted 16% of social media users, followed by 15% on Pinterest in 2012. Everyone’s favorite pastime is still Facebook, though, raking in a majority of respondents’ votes. Tumblr comes in as the least popular with only 6% of people on the site.The report details who exactly is using these networks, explaining that sites like Instagram appeal more to women, Latinos and African-Americans.It’s no surprise the study finds young adults more interested in social media. An overwhelming 83% are more likely to be on the sites than older demographics. Each network offers distinct services and draws specific audience groups. Image-heavy Pinterest attracts women, adults under 50 and whites. Twitter users tend to be urban residents. – Advertisement – Unlike other networks, Pinterest is equally popular with different age demographics; 19% of younger users and people 30 to 49 use the site, and it also yields the largest difference in gender than any other of it social counterparts. Women are five times more likely to be pinning (secret wedding boards, anyone?) than men.Though Pinterest is catching up in popularity, the percentage of Internet users on Twitter doubled in the past two years.Credit: Mashablelast_img read more

Tanzania to buy new biometric system BVR for voters

first_imgAdvertisement The government of Tanzania is seeking financial support to buy a new biometric system (BVR) for voter registration in preparation for the 2015 General Elections.The whole decision was made by the government the main stakeholder, Justice Damian Lubuva, the Chairman of the Tanzania Electoral Commission (NEC), said.He said: “There is no need to keep the process a secret from the public. Everything will be known after we complete the whole tendering procedure.” – Advertisement – He was reassuring the public about the transparency of the process after some quarters raised questions about possible mischief.Justive Lubuva denied all. He said: “We are working professionally. We are here to serve Tanzanians, and not any individual or specific group.”Biometrics uses a smart card that carries the unique characteristics of an individual, usually a fingerprint, to verify that an individual is who he or she claims to be.“Adapting a cost effective and simple technology is a good way of solving the many election-related problems plaguing many African countries,” he told a news conference.Justice Lubuva said the NEC is planning to float tenders for the acquisition of the system, and has said that the NEC will invite donors to fund the procurement and installation of the system.Last month, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) offered $22.5 million, including technical assistance to both electoral commissions of Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom contributed some of this money.The agreement establishes a three-year democratic empowerment project whose partners include UNESCO, who will extend the establishment of community radio stations for voter education and community discussions and UN women who will train women for political life.Beneficiaries of the initiative will include Tanzania’s police who will receive training on human rights, the Registrar of political parties who will conduct research on democracy in Tanzania, the Tanzania Centre for Democracy that will work with political parties and the media and other CSOs that will assist to disseminate voter education.Source: Business Weeklast_img read more

LG Begins Rolling Out Its MidRange Smartphones

first_imgAdvertisement LG Electronics has revealed that it has begun the global rollout of its new mid-range smartphone lineup. According to LG, the rollout will reach the Middle East and Africa shortly after the devices are launched in America and Europe.The device manufacturer stated that the series will comprise of the Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy smartphones, which were unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in March 2015.According to LG, the Magna and Spirit have been designed to fit more comfortably in the palm of one’s hand with its subtle 3000mm radius curved display. In-cell touch display technology on the Magna, Spirit and Leon brings the on-screen images closer to the fingers for improved sensitivity and more direct touch response, says LG. – Advertisement – With the new lineup, LG is carrying over UX features originally designed for its premium smartphones. Gesture Shot allows users to take selfies with a hand gesture that starts a 3-second countdown. Glance View allows users to access key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls with a downward swipe of the screen, even when the display is off.Via: Itnewafricalast_img read more

The E3 Convention A Gamers Paradise Recap

first_imgAdvertisement This years E3 was a smash hit in other words a success. For those of you who don’t know what E3 is – its the worlds biggest and most recognized gaming convention and has all sorts of products and activities ranging from consoles to games and gaming gadgets, to name a few.This years annual Convention started on the 13th of June till 16th of June, 2017 which was filled with all sort of wonder – from launching new games, press conference, anticipated games gadgets, announcement on new upcoming consoles, and so forth, that kept gamers and the audience entertained.In my opinion I feel that this was the golden year of gaming we were introduced to so much that its almost like my Christmas wishlist is already full and its only summer. So form consoles to games i’m going to talk about the best of the best of this years E3. – Advertisement – But first, the E3 convention has so many activities but the main events of these conventions are the press conferences. This is where developers announce games hidden from the public or expand on games they have revealed, they also show prototypes and gameplay of some of their games.Starting with games, this year the line up was amazing it had elite developers such as ubisoft, Activision, Rockstar, Bethesda, EA, and more bringing back and adding to gaming franchises such as Call Of Duty, Assassins Creed, Battlefield, and many others. But in my eyes they were only a few games that stood out to me, the rest of the games were great but only a select few from were elite in my opinion, and so i’m going to rank my top 5 games and give some brief descriptions.5. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy As a PlayStation gamer I fell in love with the PlayStation exclusive series of Uncharted and its action adventure genre with alot of plot twists and drama, and this years Uncharted from the trailer all the way down to the gameplay has not disappointed me. When Naughty Dog Studios announced they were going to make an uncharted game that was not based on Nathan Drake(the previous games main character) I was shocked and disappointed, but when they said it was gonna be one of the main side characters it peaked my interest a little. But when they announced that it was going to be Chloe Frazer i was ecstatic. Finally when the gameplay was released and it was smooth and beautiful, I knew that this game would rank in my top 5. The game is full of action suspense and adventure as Chloe hunts for a lost treasure, and this game is sure to be one of the great games to come out of 2017.[related-posts]4. Days Gone Days Gone is survival horror game that includes zombies, but this isn’t your normal zombie game. Unlike other zombie games like the walking dead, state of decay, and last of us days gone has a very rare kind of zombie twist too it, and this twist is that the zombies are always in horde and are always together not allowing the player to just sneak by or take them out one by one and because they are so many forget just trying to stand up and try to shoot them cause you’ll probably run out of ammo before they run out of zombies in their horde. The game has an amazing plot and the gameplay looks fantastic with a large open and interactive environment. This change in the zombie genre has given a new light and made the cliche genre interesting again and that is why it is in my top 5.3. Far Cry 5/Red Dead Redemption 2 It was so hard for me to put one or the other in this spot so I decided to just put both. Both these games have had amazing successors. The Far Cry series has had fantastic games and from everything presented to us at E3 we can tell that Far Cry 5 will not disappoint, the games graphics all the way to its gameplay looks amazing and it still seems to have the action/adventure open world theme that made the franchise so popular.Now Red Dead Redemption has not had as many games made as the far cry series but its an open world  western cowboy themed game, and who doesn’t want to be a cowboy. The first game was a smash hit and was personally one of my favorite games of the 2010’s, it had a sort of outlaw and sheriff kinda feel to it. It is an amazing game and I would recommend you get both.2. Assassins Creed Origins Has become on of the most anticipated games this year, because of its previous franchise success. Set to be released in October 27th, 2017, the Action-adventure and Stealth developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft is the tenth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and the successor to 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.The game continues the struggle between Assassins, who fight for peace with liberty, and the Templars, who desire peace through order.The game is to be made available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.1. Anthem EA at the Convention gave the world its first look at BioWare’s new IP, Anthem. While the game was shown running on the new Xbox One X console, it wasn’t clear what other platforms would host the title. However, according to reports by Gamespot, EA cleared confirmed that Anthem would be made available for PS4, Xbox One consoles, and PC, and set to launch in 2018.Developed by BioWare Edmonton, the sci-fi action game set in a vast open world. The game pits players in the role of a Freelancer tasked with exploring unknown planets and protecting humanity. You’ll be able to outfit your Freelancer with customizable exo-suits called Javelins, which can be equipped with a range of new gear you either craft or acquire.The game is reportedly said to run in 4K and feature other enhancements when played on Xbox One X.Honorable Games These games were amazing but couldn’t beat any of my top 5 to take a spot, but I still think they should be recognized.Call of Duty WWII.Star Wars Battlefront II.God of War.NBA 2K18..Sea of ThievesSpider-Man (PlayStation exclusive remake).Detroit: Become Human.Consoles:ATARIBOX One of the biggest announcements made this year at E3 was how Atari wants to create a new console. This was major news and sent shockwaves all around, because the last console made by Atari was in 1993 and the rest of their consoles were old school.This is gonna be a hard battle to fight because of the dominant market held by the big dogs Sony(PlayStation)and Microsoft(Xbox). But to the older generation this can be a throwback to your console days and maybe you’ll support the new Ataribox just like you did its predecessors.Xbox One X This year at E3 Microsoft pulled a move that could change the gaming landscape for years to come. And how they’re going to do it you ask, well they’re doing it by introducing the Xbox One X it is been proven to be the most powerful console ever built and is gonna put PlayStation to shame and will probably give Xbox the top seat in the gaming console industry.Overall Review The 2017 E3 was a magical event for gamers and introduced the world to many new and wonder full things as we progress further into more advanced technology. And as a gamer i feel that this one of the best E3 conventions ever.Editor’s Note: Follow the link to see the Games announced at the Convention. (This article some inputs from Gamespot and Reddit)last_img read more

Telecom Operators Speak Out as Vendors Hike Airtime Rates

first_imgAdvertisement Telecommunications operators have come out to clarify on the issue of increased prices of airtime cards in some parts of the country, a move that has sparked anger amongst consumers.Starting from Friday evening, reports on social media indicated that there was an increase which this website confirmed on Sunday morning.An airtime card worth Shs 500 is sold at shs 600 while the card for Shs 1000 is being sold at Shs 1200 in particular places. – Advertisement – Telecoms have denied knowledge of the increment in rates although vendors claim they were advised by their distributors to effect the increase.When contacted, MTN Uganda Manager for Corporate Communications, Val Okecho told PC Tech Magazine that he had received reports of the increase before apologizing for the inconveniences caused.“We have noted complaints raised and we apologize for the inconvenience caused by agents who have decided to impose their own recommended retail prices of our airtime vouchers,” Okecho said.He clarified that it is not MTN’s position to increase prices of airtime vouchers suddenly and without official communication to customers.“Important announcements are made through our official website and online media and further in the mainstream media about any changes,” he added.Okecho advised customers to use other optional airtime recharge methods in the meantime as they work to resolve the issues.“While we resolve this situation urgently, we advise our esteemed customers to make use of optional airtime recharge methods through Mobile money or via the Agent’s Easy Load option. Both of these recharge options reward you with an instant 30% bonus,” he said.“Remember, its free to deposit money to your Mobile Money account from an agent and it’s also free to buy airtime for yourself or for another person, from your mobile money account,” he further noted.Mohammad Yahfoufi the Africell Uganda Marketing Coordinator told this website that “Africell scratch cards should be sold at the exact value of the card”, adding that the company would follow up on their distributors to make sure this is done.“We will make sure that our distribution team follows up on the retailers who are doing that,” he said.Efforts to get a comment from Airtel Uganda were futile as all our calls and messages went unanswered.last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Tuesday 11 FebruaryRACING1.50 AyrStonebrook 6/5 > 5/62.20 AyrFine Rightly 6/4 > evensFOOTBALLWe’re cheering on the Villains at Cardiff tonightWhat’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img

PREVIEW Scotland v England

first_img[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nother good result for the column yesterday with over 2.5 goals being landed in the Wycombe v Burton Albion game.And now, as they say, for something a little different. One of the great sporting rivalries will see another chapter written tonight as Scotland take on England at Celtic Park.I’ve been opposing England of late, to some cost and it’s becoming a little like ‘system working well, please send more money.’ Steadfastly opposing a team and not willing to alter your opinion can be the road to the poor house but I STILL don’t believe England have transformed since their disastrous World Cup campaign in Brazil.And this will be a big test for them tonight because, make no mistake, the Scot’s will be up for this big time and the pace of the game should be a lot different from the typical friendly. It might just mean a bit more for Scotland – and the supporters are thinking that too with England having to return some of their ticket allocation.England’s recent form is good purely in terms of results (I accept that) but so too is Scotland’s under the stewardship of Gordon Strachan and the home side have lost just one of their last 10 games.Strachan said of tonight’s encounter: “We want to compete and make it as difficult for the other team as possible. England have got terrific players. They were comfortable winners against Slovenia. They could have stepped up any time they felt like it.”Scotland v EnglandInternational Friendly8pm ITVHEAD TO HEAD(Max 10 matches)Aug 2013 International England 3-2 ScotlandNov 1999 Euros England 0-1 ScotlandNov 1999 Euros Scotland 0-2 EnglandJun 1996 Euros England 2-0 ScotlandMay 1989 International Scotland 0-2 EnglandMay 1988 International England 1-0 ScotlandMay 1987 International Scotland 0-0 EnglandApr 1986 International England 2-1 ScotlandMay 1985 International Scotland 1-0 EnglandMay 1984 International Scotland 1-1 EnglandI think it will be an open match with plenty of goals. There were five goals at Wembley when the teams last met in August last year and I am repeating last night’s bet of over 2.5 goals with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK OVER 2.5 GOALS at around 5/4 for 9 points with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 50.38 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Thursday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Thursday 29 OctoberRACING1.30 SedgefieldFly Home Harry 10/1 > 4/12.20 LingfieldDesert Snow 3/1 > 9/43.20 LingfieldLamar 7/1 > 7/2FOOTBALLChampionship19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports 5 / Sky Sports 5 HD8/5 Leeds United 15/8 Blackburn Rovers 23/10 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation) What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Hampton and Richmond Borough v Oldham

first_imgGeneral view of the FA Cup trophy It might have snuck up on some people, but the FA Cup is back, and we have a very typical early round clash as Hampton face Oldham this evening.This is only the third time that Hampton have landed a first-round berth in the FA Cup, although the bookmakers do expect the winning run to come to an end here. The hosts were losing finalists in last year’s National League South Playoffs but have not found the same fluency this season, with jut one win in their last five matches leaving them as low as 16th in the division.Oldham Athletic have had their struggles too this season – they’ve won just five of their 17 games and are languishing in 15th, closer to the bottom diminishing their bid to bounce back at the first attempt. However, they are facing much stiffer competition than the hosts and at least they have improved lately, scoring two goals in defeat at Stevenage and taking a point away at Notts County.In their last three games they have arguably been the better side and if they are able to reach such standards then they look to be worthy favourites to progress here, as they have done at this stage for seven of the last eight seasons.Hampton & Richmond vs OldhamFA Cup first round, 7.45pmLive on BT Sport 1 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)First known meetingThis could be a game of goals – Hampton have conceded eight goals in their last three games – but the visitors should find a way.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK OVER 2.5 GOALS 5 points at 3/4 with starsports.bet PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 175.84 points(not including Premier League ante-post, or cricket)last_img read more

Recurring energysupply shortage could result in a nationwide crisis if an energy

first_imgAddThis About admin ShareCONTACT: B.J.AlmondPHONE: (713) 348-6770EMAIL: balmond@rice.edu International tradepolicy, including the U.S. position on the European Union energy charter; NAFTA; Foreign aid andcredits. In describing thenation’s policy choices in creating a national energy policy, the task forcereport emphasizes a tough bottom line: When it comes to energy, the Americanpeople cannot achieve both a painless present and a secure future. The reportstates that if the current administration tells it like it is to the Americanpeople, the U.S. would be taking the first step in years toward achieving amuch-needed national energy policy. RECURRINGENERGY-SUPPLY SHORTAGES COULD RESULT IN A NATIONWIDE CRISIS IF AN ENERGY POLICYISN’T DEVELOPED SOON, WARNS AN INDEPENDENT TASK FORCE REPORT OF RICEUNIVERSITY’S BAKER INSTITUTE AND THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONSThere could be moreCalifornias in America’s future unless the U.S. government adopts a long-term,comprehensive energy policy now, according to an independent task force report co-sponsored by the James A. Baker IIIInstitute for Public Policy of Rice University in Houston and the Council onForeign Relations. Given thecapital-intensive nature of the energy industry, such energy woes could worsenbefore they get better, the study notes. Americans should therefore bracethemselves for more California-style electricity problems and seasonalshortfalls of natural gas and heating fuels, as well as occasional spikes inregional gasoline prices. The experts note, however, that the situation is not asign that the world is running out of energy resources. Rather, the situationfinds its roots in chronic under-investment and soaring energy use. The report, signed by 51experts with widely different backgrounds and perspectives on the problem,believes that President Bush has an opportunity to begin educating the publicabout this reality and to start building a broad base of popular support for thehard policy choices ahead. The report warns thatthe United States now faces the consequences of not having had an energy policyover the last several decades. The task force concludes that “there are noovernight solutions to the energy supply and infrastructure bottlenecks facingthe nation and the world.” The task force, chairedby Edward L. Morse, a widely recognized authority on energy at Hess Energy, andassisted by Amy Myers Jaffe of the Baker Institute, noted that both Democraticand Republican administrations have allowed energy policy to drift despite itscentral importance to the domestic economy and to the nation’s security. Inparticular, energy policy has underplayed energy efficiency and demandmanagement measures for two decades. The report also notesthat a spike in oil prices preceded every American recession since the late1940s and that despite the obvious pattern, successive governments did nothingto craft a coherent and visionary national energy policy. The task force warnsthat what lies ahead now are agonizing policy tradeoffs between legitimate andcompeting interests. Among those tradeoffs, the task force states, is whetherAmericans are willing to compromise their hunger for cheap energy to achievetheir increasing demand for cleaner energy and a cleaner environment.The economic boom ofrecent years has only exacerbated the energy crisis. Strong growth in mostcountries and new demands for energy have led to the end of previously sustainedsurplus in hydrocarbon fuels. As a result, the worldis now precariously close to using all its available global oil productioncapacity. If an accident or other disruption in production occurred — whetheron the Alaskan oil pipeline, in the Mideast or elsewhere — the world might beon the brink of the worst international oil crisis in three decades. Thesituation in oil markets is compounded by shortages of other forms of readilyavailable, clean energy in the U.S., including natural gas and electricity incertain localities. “The situation is, byanalogy, like traveling in a car with broken shock absorbers at very highspeeds, such as 90 miles per hour,” the report says. “As long as the pavement onthe highway is perfectly smooth, no injury to the driver will result from thepoor decision of not spending the money to fix the car. But if the car confrontsa large bump or pothole, the injury to the driver could be quite severe…”Oil field production capacity limitations today in the Middle East mean thatthe U.S. can no longer assume that the oil-producing states will provide moreoil at will. Moreover, it is not politically desirable for the U.S. to increaseits dependence on a few foreign sources. The task force statesthat the Bush administration, while not responsible for the current problems,needs to make some hard policy choices to secure the energy future of the UnitedStates. A comprehensive energy policy that combines supply, demand restraint andenvironmental objectives is required, the report concludes. The Baker Institute/Council on Foreign Relations task force reportis being offered on the eve of the final deliberations of the administration’senergy task force headed by Vice President Cheney. Any viable energy policywill need to cope with the following important and often conflicting foreignpolicy issues: U.S. policy in theMiddle East; U.S. policy toward theformer Soviet Union and China; The fight againstinternational terrorism; Environmental policy;last_img read more

Small Times names Rice chemist top nanotech innovator

first_imgJade Boyd Rice University 713-348-6778 jadeboyd@rice.edu Deborah S. Rodriguez Small Times 603-891-9482 deborahr@pennwell.com Small Times names Rice chemist top nanotech innovatorNanotech pub recognizes James Tour for pioneering research on nanocar Rice University chemist and nanocar inventor James Tour has been selected Innovator of the Year in Small Times magazine’s Best of Small Tech Research Award competition. The awards recognize the best people, products and companies in nanotechnology, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microsystems. Tour is Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, professor of computer science and director of the Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory in Rice’s Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology. He was recognized for his pioneering research in molecular self-assembly, including the development of single-molecule nanocars.   Tour’s group unveiled its ultrasmall nanocars in October 2005. Measuring just 3-by-4 nanometers, nanocars have four tires, a rigid chassis and axles that spin freely and swivel independently of one another. About 20,000 nanocars can be parked side-by-side across the diameter of a human hair. The nanocars were imaged in rolling action in collaboration with his colleague Kevin Kelly, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. In announcing the award, Small Times said Tour “is bringing molecular self-assembly to the point of commercial reality. His nanocar is a practical example of molecular manipulation, and his group is hard at work on more sophisticated machines.” Tour designed nanocars as a test system for new methods of molecular self-assembly. During the past year, his research team has extended the original concept, rolling out a motorized nanocar; a nanotruck with a cargo bay; a six-wheeled, three-axled NanoCaterpillar; a nanotrain; a nanobackhoe, complete with flexible extension arm; and an ultrasmall version of the nanocar dubbed the NanoCooper. They are currently working on a high-performance version of the motorized nanocar that contains twin solar-powered motors. “We want to build things from the bottom-up, one molecule at a time, and in order to do that, we need to transport molecules from place to place,” said Tour. “Just as cells use enzymes to assemble proteins and large molecules, we want to design synthetic transporters that are capable of doing much the same thing in non-biological environments.” The recipients of the Small Times Magazine Best of Small Tech Awards and runners-up were selected by nominations and applications submitted by companies and individuals. Small Times Media news staff and an industry panel of experts reviewed the applicants and selected one winner and four winners in six categories, plus lifetime achievement. A complete list of winners and runners-up can be found in the November/December issue of Small Times magazine and online at www.smalltimes.com . Share AddThislast_img read more

ReaganBush era focus of May 7 book talk at Rices Baker Institute

first_imgAddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruthdavid@rice.edu713-348-6327Jeff Falkjfalk@rice.edu713-348-6775Reagan-Bush era focus of May 7 book talk at Rice’s Baker InstituteHOUSTON – (May 1, 2014) – Chase Untermeyer, a former United States ambassador to Qatar and senior White House aide, will discuss his new book, “When Things Went Right: The Dawn of the Reagan-Bush Administration,” at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy May 7.Who: Chase Untermeyer, former U.S. ambassador to Qatar and senior White House aide.What: “When Things Went Right: The Dawn of the Reagan-Bush Administration” event.When: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. A reception and book signing will follow.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.In “When Things Went Right,” Untermeyer paints a colorful and insightful portrait of Washington, D.C., at the beginning of the Reagan-Bush era, according to event organizers. Untermeyer was a Texas state legislator when he was called to national service by his friend and mentor George H.W. Bush after the 1980 presidential election. During his years in the White House, he saw firsthand how the Reagan administration grappled with the major national and international challenges it faced, and how Bush, Reagan and their top associates began asserting conservative principles on domestic and foreign affairs, organizers said.Untermeyer began his service in Washington in January 1981 as executive assistant to then-Vice President Bush. Subsequently he was an assistant secretary of the Navy, a senior White House aide to President George H.W. Bush and director of the Voice of America. He later served as U.S. ambassador to Qatar. Now an international business consultant, he lives in Houston.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.A live webcast will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts.For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.-30-Related items:Untermeyer bio: http://untermeyer.com/full-bio“When Things Went Right” book: www.tamupress.com/product/When-Things-Went-Right,7560.aspxFollow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top 15 university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. last_img read more