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KL Rahul ruled out of Galle Test due to high fever

first_imgIndian opener KL Rahul has been ruled out of the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka starting July 26 at the Galle due to high fever.Confirming the news, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that although Rahul is making rapid progress, he is advised further rest and hence he would not be available for selection for the Galle Test.”The BCCI medical team confirms that opening batsman Mr. KL Rahul is presently down with viral fever. There are no major health concerns and he is making rapid progress, much to the satisfaction of the medical team,” the BCCI said in a release about Rahul, who missed the training on Monday,”As a precautionary measure, KL Rahul is advised further rest and hence will not be available for selection for the first Test match against Sri Lanka, which starts on July 26 at Galle,” the release added.The BCCI also confirmed that the medical team would continue to monitor Rahul’s progress.The Karnataka-based batsman had just come out of a four-month long break after he injured his shoulder during the four-match series against Australia.He then underwent surgery, subsequently missing the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Champions Trophy.On his comeback, Rahul scored a quick fifty in the two-day warm-up match in Moratuwa, but he said he was nervous making his comeback after such a long lay-off.Earlier, opener Murali Vijay, who had suffered a wrist injury during Australia’s tour of India, complained of pain in his right wrist, while playing a preparatory match and was eventually ruled out of the Test series. He has been replaced by Shikhar Dhawan.advertisementThe right-handed opener had missed only one match against Australia out of India’s long home season of 13 Tests and had later revealed he had been playing with a fractured wrist.Dhawan, who is a regular in the Indian ODI side, last played a Test for India in 2016 against New Zealand.The left-handed opener has so far played 23 Tests and averages 38.52. He scored 1464 runs, which included four centuries.India Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice captain), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, W Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, M Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund.last_img read more

Giants Take Apart Lowly Titans, 36-7

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Giants can breathe a big sigh of relief. Their skid is over at the expense of a Tennessee team with even more problems than New York.Eli Manning threw for 260 yards and a touchdown, and New York snapped a seven-game skid by routing the Tennessee Titans 36-7 on Dec. 7.The Giants (4-9) won for the first time since Oct. 5 with two rookies having big games. Odell Beckham Jr. set a team rookie record with his fourth game with 100 yards receiving this season: 11 catches for 130 yards and a TD. Andre Williams ran for a season-high 131 yards, including a 50-yard TD.Tennessee (2-11) lost its seventh straight and for the 11th time in 12 games with a performance that had fans booing and even a handful wearing paper bags over their heads. This is the franchise’s longest skid since losing 11 straight in 1994 as the then-Houston Oilers.The Titans’ loss became even more painful with rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger hurting his sprained right shoulder in the fourth quarter, and he did not return.The Giants came in with an NFL-high 19 players on injured reserve but relatively healthy on offense, even with running back Rashad Jennings not starting because of a sore ankle that kept him out of practice. With Manning and Beckham connecting early and often, they helped the Giants dominate with a 402-207 edge in total offense.Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who played on this field in college at Tennessee State, had a 36-yard TD off an interception wiped out by a personal foul on Damontre Moore for a hit on Mettenberger. Josh Brown kicked his fifth field goal for a 36-7 lead.With plenty of fans in New York blue on hand, the Giants dominated the first quarter, taking a 17-0 lead with a 151-6 edge in total offense. Beckham notched his seventh game with at least 90 yards receiving and a TD in the first 11 minutes. Devon Kennard sacked Mettenberger, with the rookie fumbling, and Markus Kuhn ran the recovery 26 yards for a TD.The Giants were up 23-0 at halftime. The lead that would have been even bigger if not for the Titans at least forcing them to settle for three field goals from Brown, two when New York had first-and-goal.For Tennessee, the patchwork effect on offense showed. The Titans had only four players that started the season at their positions with left tackle Taylor Lewan and right tackle Michael Oher missing their second straight starts because of injuries. When right tackle Byron Stingily went down, Tennessee finished with a tackle signed Dec. 2..The Titans’ only points came when Marqueston Huff returned an interception 23 yards for a TD. The Titans couldn’t even run out the final seconds of the first half properly, drawing a penalty for an illegal snap that prompted boos from fans still paying attention.(TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Batshuayi relieved to end ‘difficult moment’

first_imgChelsea Chelsea hero Batshuayi relieved to end ‘difficult moment’ against Watford Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 22:29 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) michy batshuayi - cropped Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Chelsea v Watford Watford Michy Batshuayi The striker was Chelsea’s saviour against Watford, and was relieved to make a telling impact after struggling for form this season Michy Batshuayi was delighted to respond to “a difficult moment” in his Chelsea career with two decisive goals in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Watford.The Belgium striker came off the bench to score twice in the final 20 minutes of the second half, either side of a header from Cesar Azpilicueta, as the champions came from 2-1 down to seal only a second Premier League win in five games.Everton 9/2 to beat Arsenal Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 24-year-old has struggled for form and playing time this term, particularly in the top flight, and Antonio Conte’s decision to bring him on in place of Alvaro Morata was met with boos by some Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.Batshuayi admits it has not been easy for him in recent weeks but was thrilled to respond with a telling impact.”It’s been a difficult moment for me but I stay focused, I’ve been training hard. I scored two goals and it’s good for the team,” he told Sky Sports.”I’m very happy to take three points in a difficult moment. Now we have to stay focused.”Calling for Batsman ?I got yall — Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) October 21, 2017 Asked what Conte had told him prior to being introduced in an attempt to change the game, Batshuayi said: “Nothing. Only to fight for every ball with spirit.”The win lifts Chelsea to fourth in the table and ends a run of three consecutive games in all competitions without a victory.Azpilicueta, whose header completed the Blues’ comeback before Batshuayi added a fourth in injury time, was proud of the spirit showed by his side against an excellent Watford team.”We left it very late, we had to dig in but we showed great spirit,” he said.”It wasn’t our best game but we got an important win for our confidence after three games without winning.”We started really well, we were 1-0 up and we had chances to score the second. The last kick of the first half, we concede a goal, and obviously confidence is a bit low.”We were three games without winning, we had difficult games at home we were not able to win. We know it’s a long season but this is the first step to get our confidence up.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

‘Hell of a time’: big-wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones nearly drowns at Nazaré

first_img Support The Guardian Big wave surfer Mark Mathews, his horrific injuries and the battle to control his own fear Topics “I caught my first wave on the second peak, which I went right,” Clarke-Jones said. “Bailing off the wave, I was pulled under the water for about 30 seconds, using my Quiksilver Airlift to inflate me to the surface. I came up looking directly at the cave and rocks.”Clarke-Jones, who has been nominated for five XXL Big Wave awards this year, was pounded by waves as he was dragged into the rocks and back out again, sustaining blows to his head and body. He likened the experience to being in a washing machine. But drawing on his considerable experience of the ocean, he forced himself to stay conscious before a flashback to his youth – when he used to hide behind the rocks at Terrigal on the New South Wales central coast – pointed to a way out of the situation. “Clutching to the rocks, I stayed there for a minute to get my breath back and to orientate myself,” he said. “As I watched the set coming towards me, I waited then scrambled to the cliff to start scaling the 30-metre sheer drop up.“You know what you sign up for when you surf Nazaré; I always have a hell of a time, but this was a nice reminder that you never take it for granted. Especially on the smaller days like today where you can get complacent … it was a big mistake.”The underwater terrain at Nazaré can produce massive waves of up to 30 metres (100ft), but the one Clarke-Jones was surfing was comparatively small – a medium-sized 25-footer.But having been dragged 200 metres by a heavy current towards the rocks at the base of the cliffs, he found his life in danger, with the support jetskis having lost sight of him. “This is the first time I’ve seen someone get caught in this zone,” said Axi Muniain, one of those trying to help the surfer. “There were five of us on jetskis trying to find him and we couldn’t reach him, or even see him. “I personally think that there aren’t many surfers that could have gotten themselves out of this situation. It was RCJ’s age and wave knowledge that saved him. He used the waves and water to his advantage.” Clarke-Jones eventually managed to secure his footing on the rocks and haul himself to safety up the cliffs. “It was Ross against mother nature,” said Alexander Triebel, who was filming Clarke-Jones. “I was so relieved to see the devilish grin on his face when he crawled up over the cliff with limbs intact.”It is not the first time Clarke-Jones nearly drowned during his lengthy career. Nor is it the first time he has sustained injury – he counts numerous spinal and neck injuries, separated and fractured ribs, a snapped bicep, and torn ASLs and MCLs among his war wounds. In November 2017 British surfer Andrew Cotton broke his back after falling from his board while riding one of Nazaré’s huge waves. The waves at Nazaré in Portugal are notorious but it wasn’t a monstrous swell that nearly did for Australian big-wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones on Sunday. The 51-year-old was lucky to escape with just concussion and a possible broken leg after being dragged underwater and then pulled by a strong rip into the danger zone – a rocky area of shallow water where it was impossible for help to reach him. The veteran knows Nazaré well, having become the only surfer to ride over Big Mama – the wave peak closest to its famous lighthouse that’s considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world – but admitted to complacency after the early-morning drama on the Atlantic coastline. Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Surfing … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twittercenter_img Australia sport Since you’re here… Share via Email Share on Facebook Read more British surfer breaks his back riding huge wave in Portugal Share on WhatsApp news Share on Messenger Read morelast_img read more

HHICPhil Sends 20600 TEU CMA CGM Newbuild to Sea Trials

first_imgzoom CMA CGM’s newest ultra large container vessel (ULCV) has been performing sea trials in the North Pacific, Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction – Philippines (HHIC-Phil) said.The 20,600 TEU CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery was out in the open seas from December 29, 2017, to January 2, 2018.The giant vessel embarked on a four-day journey to undergo a series of performance tests and technical inspections prior to its expected delivery in early 2018, according to the shipbuilder.Launched in August 2017, the newbuilding has a length of 400 meters and a width of 59 meters, making it one of the largest containerships in the world.The 197,500 dwt CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery has a market value of USD 129.49 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.French container shipping major CMA CGM has two more identical vessels in the advanced stages of shipbuilding process at HHIC-Phil’s Subic shipyard. The boxships are scheduled for delivery in November and December 2018.In a separate announcement, HHIC-Phil informed it laid keel for two 115,000 dwt tankers ordered by Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS). This marked the official start of the construction of the vessel pair.Scheduled for delivery in the second and fourth quarter of 2018, the Aframax tankers will each feature a length of 249.9 meters and a width of 44 meters.Eastern Pacific has two more 115,000 dwt tankers on order at Hanjin Subic, due for delivery in 2019.last_img read more

Diana Shipping Fetches Higher Rate for Panamax

first_imgzoom Athens-based dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has secured a new charter deal for its Panamax vessel Dione at a higher rate.The 2001-built ship is scheduled to start working for Hong Kong-based Ausca Shipping Limited on January 23.The 75,172 dwt dry bulk vessels would earn a gross charter rate of USD 10,350 per day for a period of fourteen to about seventeen months.Diana Shipping said that the employment is anticipated to generate some USD 4.35 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.Dione is currently chartered to Hong Kong’s Caravel Shipping Limited at a gross charter rate of USD 7,200 per day for the first ninety days of the charter period and USD 7,050 per day for the balance period of the time charter.The company’s fleet consists of 50 dry bulk vessels with a combined carrying capacity of 5.8 million dwt.last_img read more

Tim McGraws Concert For A Cause

first_imgThe March Of Dimes Illinois Chapter has been selected as the proud beneficiary of “Concerts for A Cause” featuring country music icon Tim McGraw July 6 at Illinois Valley Airport, 90 minutes from Chicago.The host of the concert is Lou’s LaGrotto restaurant based in Peru, Ill., which operates Concerts for A Cause, a musical experience in downstate Illinois. Concerts for A Cause has featured artists such as Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, and Zac Brown Band to name a few. The outdoor concert has always donated a portion of the proceeds to a charity.In honor of the March of Dimes’ 75th Anniversary, Lou’s LaGrotto has selected the volunteer health organization as its beneficiary of the July 6th concert. Restaurant owners were inspired by resident Brandy Reilly, a longtime March of Dimes supporter whose son was born premature at 31 weeks gestation.Son Logan was born at 1 pound, 7 ounces and spent the first weeks of his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Like many preemies, Logan’s lungs were not fully developed. He was given the drug surfactant, to help coat his lungs to help him breathe, a drug discovered by March of Dimes-funded researchers. For the past 75 years, March of Dimes has fought to see the day all babies are born healthy through its support of research, education, community support and advocacy efforts.Lou’s LaGrotto’s Concerts for A Cause featuring Tim McGraw expects to draw thousands of people from all over the state and the Midwest during Independence Day weekend. Tickets are available in-person at Lou’s LaGrotto restaurant, 3001 5th St., Peru, or at the March of Dimes Heartland Division office, 425 First St., LaSalle, for $60. Tickets are also $66 online at and $64 by phone at: 815-223-3083.Find out more here.last_img read more

Releasing Modi biopic now will tilt balance: EC tells SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “hagiography”, which treats the subject with undue reverence, and its public screening during poll campaign will “tilt the electoral balance”, the Election Commission (EC) has told the Supreme Court while opposing the release of the movie starring Vivek Oberoi before the polls end on May 19.In its 20-page report submitted to the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on the film titled ‘PM Narendra Modi’, the poll panel said that the biopic “produces a political environment where an individual acquired cult status” and its public screening during the period when model code of conduct is in operation would favour a particular political party. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The EC said “there are several scenes depicting a major opposition party as corrupt and showing them in poor light. Their leaders have been depicted in such a manner that their identification is clear and obvious to the viewers.” It said that the biopic was more than a biography and was a “hagiography” (which treats the subject as saints and gives undue reverence) and the construct of the movie was “unabashedly uni-dimensional”, which puts an individual on a higher pedestal through use of specific symbols, slogans and scenes. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe report was submitted after the apex court had on April 15 directed the EC to re-examine its earlier order and take an informed decision on banning pan-India the release of the biopic after watching the full movie. The court had asked the poll panel to provide its report to the producer of the movie. The EC said in its report that the movie eulogises the character of Modi and its “synopsis provided with the script ends on an interesting sentence – ‘India is Modi and Modi is India’. This is reminiscent of the infamous statement by Congress leader D K Baruah, who had said ‘Indira is India and India is Indira’ in the 1970s.” “The committee is of the considered view that the public screening of the movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’ during the period of model code of conduct will tilt the electoral balance of the particular political party, therefore, the public screening of the movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’ should not be allowed till last date of poll on May 19 in the ongoing elections. The report further said, “Eulogising of the character Narendra Modi is very clear right through the movie. More than biography, it is hagiography.” It also said that the biopic “produces a political environment where an individual acquired cult status. The construct of this 135-minute movie is unabashedly uni-dimensional, which puts an individual on a higher pedestal through use of specific symbols, slogans and scenes. It ends up eulogising an individual, giving him a saintly status”. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for film producers who have challenged the EC’s ban on the biopic’s release till the current general elections are over, had earlier told the top court that the poll panel has taken the decision after watching a two-minute promo, and not the entire movie. EC’s counsel Amit Sharma had said that the entire movie was not available and a decision to ban the release was taken after watching the trailer. The bench had then asked the poll panel to watch the full movie and then take an informed decision on whether its release should be banned or not. The EC had on April 10 stalled the release of the film until the polls end, asserting that any biopic material with the potential to disturb the level-playing field during elections should not be displayed. The commission, in a separate order, had also directed the producers “not to exhibit the film titled ‘PM Narendra Modi’ till further orders”. The film was earlier set to release on April 11. Acting on the complaints of political parties, including the Congress, the poll panel had also said that any poster or publicity material concerning any such certified content, which either depicts a candidate (including prospective) for the furtherance (or purported to further) of electoral prospects, directly or indirectly, shall not be put on display in electronic media in the area where MCC is in force.last_img read more

Maithripala warns media says next President will be tough

“I am an easy target,” the President said. President Sirisena said that several names have been mentioned these days of possible Presidential nominees.He said that looking at the nominees, the media must take note that if any of them are elected as President the media will find it tough. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena today warned the media saying the next President will be a tough character.Speaking at the Presidential media awards held at the BMICH today, the President said that he has become a target of the media both online and in the mainstream media. He said that no President, other than former President D.B. Wijetunga had a good relationship with the media. read more

Ontario woman files suit on behalf of Canadians affected by Capital One

TORONTO — A prominent Ontario personal injury law firm has filed a class action on behalf of Canadians affected by the huge Capital One data breach that was disclosed last week.Diamond & Diamond’s suit seeks compensation for Canadians who applied for credit cards from Capital One between 2005 and 2019.The suit’s representative plaintiff is Rina Del Guidice of Bolton, Ont., who obtained a Costco Wholesale MasterCard through Capital One.It notes that Capital One also operated credit cards offered by other merchants including the Hudson’s Bay Co. Capital One has said that as many as six million people in Canada may have been affected by the breach, and that one million social insurance numbers were among the leaked sensitive information.The statement of claim seeks that the lawsuit be certified as a class action calling for more than $350 million in financial compensation and other forms of relief for the plaintiffs.The Diamond & Diamond suit has been filed with Ontario Superior Court in Toronto. Another firm said last week that it planned to file a similar class action against Capital One in Vancouver.The Canadian Press read more

Heritage Days Cornhole Tournament Names BacktoBack Champs

Colton Torre (left) and Tony Torre (right).For two years running, Colton Torre and Tony Torre were named the cornhole tournament champions at the Huntington Heritage Days celebration.The tournament took place at the rodeo grounds on July 2. The evening tournament brought teams out for a night of competition and fun with the Torre’s walking away victorious.

Nobel Prize winner to speak at Brock

A remarkable researcher who was awarded a Nobel Prize for his theories on chemical reactions will speak at Brock University Friday, Sept. 14.Roald Hoffmann, Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus at Cornell University, will deliver a talk on Inverting Ligand Fields in Sankey Chamber at noon Friday.Considered the patriarch of theoretical chemistry, he has taught generations of scientists the fundamentals of chemical bond and reactivity.“He became very famous at a very early age because he was a physicist who became a chemist and made significant contributions to our understanding of chemistry,” said Brock University Department of Chemistry Professor Georgii Nikonov. “Students read books and they don’t realize that the people they’re learning about are still here. To me, he’s the definition of a legend.”It was Nikonov who invited Hoffmann to speak at Brock. The two met decades ago when Nikonov was a university student and have stayed in contact ever since.“When I was studying for what I’m doing now, I was reading his papers from the 1970s and ’80s. He educated me just like the rest of the world about the machinery of theoretical thinking. He’s both an excellent teacher and an excellent researcher,” Nikonov said.Brock Professor of Chemistry Travis Dudding agrees.“Roald Hoffmann is a legend in the field of organic chemistry and someone that even as a young student I was amazed by and wished to meet someday,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to hearing his talk.”Hoffmann came to the U.S. in 1949 after he and a few surviving family members escaped Poland during the Holocaust. He studied chemistry at Columbia and Harvard universities and joined the faculty at Cornell in 1965.In 1981, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry alongside Kenichi Fukui for what Hoffmann describes as his work in applied theoretical chemistry.Hoffmann is also an accomplished author, poet and playwright. read more

Symposium to explore youth visual and cultural identity

Whether it’s Instagram, Snapchat or another popular platform, social media has the ability to impact the way teens see themselves and how they form their own identity.This concept, as well as others surrounding social media, beauty ideals and visual and cultural identities in adolescents, will be discussed at a research symposium taking place at Brock on Friday, Feb. 1.Impression Management: Constructions of Visual and Cultural Identities in North American Adolescents brings together researchers from several institutions and disciplines. Held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pond Inlet, the event is open to all members of the Brock community.Two discussion panels will be held throughout the day, with speakers also giving brief presentations on their work around the theme of youth identity construction.“Identity is a key issue across disciplines because it is contested and difficult to navigate. Asserting identity raises issues of class, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion and politics,” says Faculty of Education Professor and event organizer Fiona Blaikie.Her recent research has focused on youth visual and cultural identity constructions and the need for these to be explored in art education.“Identity is a particularly problematic issue in high schools as adolescents begin to establish their sense of self,” says Blaikie. This process shapes youth as individuals and impacts the social ecosystem of schools.“Studies of high school identities reveal various manifestations of power and agency within subcultures, as well as bullying and exclusion,” explains Blaikie.The role of technology, celebrity culture and social media on identity construction will also be explored during the symposium.Many forms of identity construction as well as the impact of celebrity and pop culture influencers are realized via social media, including Instagram, Snapchat and blogs.Blaikie is currently leading a research project that focuses on visual and cultural identities and beauty ideals in adolescents, encompassing intersectionality and visual art self-creations and constructions through social media and art making.Symposium speakers include:Olga Ivashkevich, Associate Professor, School of Art and Design at the University of South Carolina: Beyond “Bad” Bodies: Adjudicated Girls Perform Experimental Digital Narratives to Resist Criminalization Dónal O’Donoghue, Professor, Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia: Becoming Somebody in Boys’ Schools Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis, Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University: Decolonial Body Politics: Asian Refugee Girls’ Webtune Anime as Anti-White Privilege  Jennifer Rowsell, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies in the Faculty of Education at Brock University: Feeling with Materials: Analyzing Young People’s Affect-Driven Maker Practices Kevin Gosine, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brock University: Reconciling Divergent Worlds in the Lives of Marginalized YouthShauna Pomerantz, Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University: ‘It’s my Lifeblood’, or Why Do We Disparage What Girls Value Most in Their Construction of Self? Fiona Blaikie, Professor, Art Education, Faculty of Education at Brock University: Embodied, Constructed and Performed Youth Identities in Relation to Global Celebrity Influencers, Popular Culture, Social Media and Intersectionality: Dreaming the Impossible Dream.The discussions will be moderated by Dolana Mogadime, Associate Professor in Brock’s Faculty of Education. Mogadime’s scholarship resides in the arenas of ethnographic, auto-ethnographic and narrative inquiry. She focuses on social justice and intersectionality, particularly around issues of race, gender and class.Refreshments and lunch will be provided at the symposium. Members of local school boards have also been invited.Capacity for the event is limited and registration is required by Thursday, Jan. 24 for catering purposes. For more details on the day’s speakers and to register for the event, visit the Faculty of Education website. read more

AGL Loy Yang mine world first project for brown coal conversion to

first_imgAGL will help lead a world-first pilot project to convert brown coal to liquid hydrogen – a clean energy solution with the potential to reduce carbon emissions. The Australian, Japanese and Victorian governments and a consortium of companies will pilot an innovative supply chain that will deliver liquefied hydrogen from the Latrobe Valley to Japan.The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) project will convert brown coal from the AGL Loy Yang mine into hydrogen at an adjacent site and then transport the gas by road to a liquefication terminal at the Port of Hastings. It will then be shipped to Japan for use predominantly in the transport industry. AGL CEO Andy Vesey said AGL was proud to play a role in the world-first project.“As Australia transitions to a carbon constrained future, creating new sources of prosperity and growth in communities which host conventional coal power stations is a critical priority,” Vesey said. “As the operator of Australia’s largest coal mine and the Loy Yang A power station, AGL is a critical contributor to local employment.” The amount of hydrogen being produced for the pilot is small and the emissions released are expected to be minimal. However, to mitigate the impact, carbon offsets will be purchased by the consortium. If expanded in the future, project partners recognise the need for carbon capture and storage.Vesey said the project could play an important role in the economic transition of the Latrobe Valley. “As we transition to cleaner technologies this project may spark a reinvigoration of Latrobe Valley’s energy industry by generating a competitive edge in a new market,” Vesey said. AGL’s in-kind support for the pilot project includes land for the plant and up to 160 t of brown coal.The HESC Project brings together industry leaders in Australia and Japan and is led by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI). It includes leading Japanese energy and heavy industries corporations, J-Power, Iwatani, Marubeni Corporation and global energy company Shell. Community feedback will be sought on the project with public information sessions held in the lead up to construction.last_img read more

Amazon offers 100 credit today only with Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle

first_imgA look at today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day may have you confused at first glance. The deal offers up the Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle for $299.98. You might be saying, “but that’s only one cent less than the normal price for the bundle,” and you would be correct. However, Amazon is also throwing in a $100 promotional credit towards a purchase of items that are sold and shipped by’s Gold Box offers a new deal every day. The offer is valid for the next 10 hours, or until they’re gone. True, there are some exceptions to how you can use the $100; for example, you can’t put it towards Kindle books, MP3s, and video rentals and downloads.  The credit will be added to your account within two days after your order has shipped. You have a year to use the credit, so as long as you buy something from Amazon by June 30, 2012, this is a solid deal.AdChoices广告If you’re on the fence about buying an Xbox 360 and a Kinect, we have some fodder for you to think about. For those gamers into multiplayer gaming, the Xbox 360 is currently the only system allowing access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer servers. PC, Wii, and PS3 access is unavailable. We’re not saying this will be the case by the time you get your Xbox in the mail, but the Xbox was also working fine while the PlayStation Network was down for nearly a month.As for the Kinect part of the bundle, we have seen dozens of creative hacks that put the Kinect’s sensor to good use. For example, in March we saw that doctors in Canada are using the gesture-based peripheral to help them with their surgery by accessing photos without having to touch anything. If you’re not in the medical field, you can use the Kinect to create 3D rendering based on video collected from the Kinect in real time. We could go on and on about all the ways you could use the Kinect, but the deal is ending soon, so we want to make sure you have time to check it out before the day is over.Editor’s Note: Thanks to @eldeaca for pointing out another great deal! You can save at least 20 percent off the 250GB hard drive which was previously priced at $129.99, and is now available for $84.99. So, in a way, you’re getting the 250GB bundle with a $115 credit and free shipping.Check out to get the deal, via CNETlast_img read more

Two gardaí were attacked on the streets of a Mayo town last

first_img Claremorris, Co Mayo Source: Google MapsTHREE MEN HAVE been arrested in Co Mayo after two gardaí were attacked in the early hours of this morning.The incident happened in Claremorris at roughly 4.30am this morning.Two gardaí stopped a group of men while on mobile patrol. They were subsequently attacked by the gang.One of the two gardaí, a man, was brought to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar. He has since been discharged.The other female garda did not require hospital treatment.The three men, aged 18, 21, and 22, were arrested a short time later.They remain in custody at Claremorris Garda Station while inquiries continue.Read: ‘We seek truth and justice’: Friends of Danielle McLaughlin make appeal for informationRead: Driver tests positive for cocaine in one of first drug tests – was already banned for 10 years Apr 16th 2017, 5:53 PM Share Tweet Email4 By Cianan Brennan 55 Comments 38,634 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Two gardaí were attacked on the streets of a Mayo town last night Three men have since been arrested. Sunday 16 Apr 2017, 5:53 PMlast_img read more

Gothams Spring Premiere Reacquaints Us with the Seasons Stories

first_imgStay on target NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img It’s been a long time since we last visited the pre-Batman Gotham City, but the show does a decent enough job reminding us of the current state of things. Jim Gordon is captain of the GCPD, Bruce fired Alfred, Lee is ruling the Narrows and Sofia Falcone is building an empire. When we get into the episode proper, we’re introduced to the new Poison Ivy. This is the third actor to play the supervillain so far, and already the show is taking a much less comedic route. The way she emerges from her plant cocoon and stares at the criminals who broke into her apartment sure is unsettling. Oh, and she can poison dudes just by touching them now. More than that, we learn later that her victims have actual poison ivy growing in their dead bodies. There’s a wonderfully disturbing scene where the forensic pathologist cuts open Ivy’s victim and vines start growing out of the hole. That’s the gross-out violence I come to Gotham for.For her part, Ivy still needs to figure out what to do. With a new actor in the role, the show needs to find a way to reintegrate her into the story, and yeah, it’s a little clumsy. Ivy sees a TV commercial for Barbara’s club and decides to go mess with them. It’s not the strongest motivation, but it gets her back into things. She causes some trouble at the club and gets kicked out. But not before Selina figures out who she is… thanks to a mean comment from obnoxious bad boy tryhard Bruce Wayne. At least it ends in an exciting way. Selina breaks into the apartment Ivy’s staying in, and Ivy attacks her. For a second it really looks like the Poison Ivy infection is going to kill Selina, but Ivy pulls out an antidote just in time. Then she makes an offer. The Sirens are already splintering. Now, Selina will join Ivy to take over Gotham. That’ll be fun to watch.Erin Richards, Jessica Lucas and Camren Bicondova (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)For the most part, things aren’t going great in Gotham. Gordon is looking for Bullock, who clearly doesn’t want to be found. Lee is trying to inspire the citizens of the Narrows to better themselves and their neighborhood when someone sends a small airplane with a bomb at her. Fortunately, Grundy is there to knock it away. And Alfred is down on his luck, moving from flat to flat in the Narrows when Gordon randomly runs into him fending off a mugger. It’s far from the worst state Gotham City has been in, but on an individual character level, it really feels like ‘everyone saves Ivy’ has hit bottom.Gordon and Alfred see the explosion rush over to help. Gordon tries to interview a couple of witnesses, but nobody in The Narrows is all that keen on talking to a cop. It’s a good thing Lucius Fox is there to analyze what’s left of the bomb. Given the level of detail and the size of the explosive, they conclude it was an assassination attempt. They trace the airplane to a toy shop that has supervillain lair written all over it. A very nervous shop worker says he’ll go get his father, and then one of the creepier toy soldiers turns into an automated turret. Yes, this is very clearly the source of the assassin’s bomb. It would seem the nervous worker’s father is the culprit. Gordon and Lucius avoid being shot and blown up and give chase, but the killer gets away. The son is still here, though.Ben McKenzie and Erin Richards (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)He gives them some useful information. He seems like he really had no idea his father was building weapons. He also remembers hearing his father talking to a strange man. They mentioned something about “the Doc.” Hey, we knew it was only a matter of time before the show got Lee and Gordon back in a room together. Gordon finds out where to look for the Doc from Barbara, because this show can’t resist putting Jim Gordon in awkward rooms with his exes. As strange as flirtations from Barbara are, things get even weirder for Jim when he finds out exactly who The Doc is. He’s shocked to find her all gothed out, giving a rousing speech about the power of a united Narrows. I also love his interaction with Nygma. Gordon mentions that the assassin is also a toy builder, and Nygma says “That’s so Gotham.” This show knows exactly what it is. It’s honestly its best quality.Gordon leaves to take a look around, and Gordon catches a glimpse of the terrorist toymaker. He chases him into an alley only to find the toymaker waiting for him. Nygma’s personality is splitting again. It turns out he hired the toymaker to kill the Doc… as The Riddler. The Riddler thinks Lee is holding Nygma back. Before anything more can happen though, Gordon finds the two and shoots the Toymaker. Nygma makes up a story to cover up what really happened because that’s obviously the healthy thing to do. We all know Nygma is going to snap and The Riddler will return. The season has set itself a nice ticking time bomb, and it’ll be fun to watch it blow.Cory Michael Smith and Morena Baccarin (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)For its first episode back from a long hiatus, this week’s edition of Gotham is a little light on the action. It’s setting everything up for the rest of the season. The stories all felt very light and low-stakes. The villain wasn’t all that compelling and we only got one Bruce Wayne scene that told us nothing new. Despite that, it still made for a fun return. Like I said, this show knows exactly what it is. What it lacked in action or a real villain, it made up for in big character moments. Gotham is the superhero TV equivalent of pro wrestling. Even when it’s lacking in action, you keep coming back for the entrances, promo speeches and heel turns. This episode was entirely composed of set-up, but it was very good set-up.Alfred had the most complete, satisfying story of the night. After befriending a waitress at is a local diner, he starts to notice signs of abuse. While walking her home, he meets her boyfriend and puts two and two together. Alfred loses his temper and starts beating up the guy, but his new friend calls him off. She can handle him, she says. The next time we see her, she’s been beaten to death. And the boyfriend stole Alfred’s ring to make it look like he did it. Gordon believes Alfred’s story, but it’s going to take more than that to get Alfred off the hook.David Mazouz (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)With so much going on in this episode, this story didn’t quite get the attention it deserved. Alfred’s framing was solved as soon as it was established. I was left wishing the show had forced us to worry about Alfred more. In the end, it did have a satisfying conclusion. Alfred tracks the boyfriend to a bar, and is just about to be stabbed, but it turns out the bartender is Harvey Bullock. After beating Alfred’s attackers with a bat, he makes sure the record is set straight. He also has the best entrance line of the night. “Sorry I’m late, I was in the john.” This show knows exactly what it’s doing. Bullock’s return puts a huge smile on my face. It was the best moment of an episode made entirely of strong moments. Sadly, Bullock isn’t interested in joining the GCPD again. He knows Gordon is compromised, and he is not interested in being the one to absolve him again.Gotham’s return may not have had the best story we’ve ever seen from this show. It may not have had those scary villain moments the promos had promised. It’s a little disappointing, but I don’t mind all that much. It needed to get us back into the world of Gotham City after a long break, and it did its job very well. It built hype for the rest of the season, and I can’t wait to see some of these storylines pay off later down the road. And hey, it looks like we’ll get those moments next week with the long-awaited return of Jerome. And now there will be far less set-up to distract from that.last_img read more

DMV expands Saturday service and opens more offices earlier to alleviate long

first_imgDMV expands Saturday service and opens more offices earlier to alleviate long wait times Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: DMV FacebookTwitter Posted: August 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom CLAIREMONT (KUSI) – The DMV is taking steps to alleviate long wait-times at their offices, and it affects the Clairemont office hear in San Diego.The Clairemont office is one of two offices that will start offering Saturday service. The Saturday service will start September 8, 2018.The official press release from California DMV can be read below:Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is adding two more offices to its current list of 60 statewide locations that offer Saturday service and opening two additional locations an hour earlier. The expanded services are being offered as part of the department’s continued effort to ease wait times at field offices.The San Diego-Claremont office begins offering Saturday hours on September 8 and Woodland starts on September 22.  They will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and provide all services, except behind-the-wheel exams.  The full list of field offices open on Saturdays can be found on the Saturday Service webpage.The DMV is also opening its Redlands and Whittier offices one hour earlier beginning September 24, 2018.  Doors open at 7 a.m. four days a week, excluding Wednesday when they open at 9 a.m. This will bring the total number of field offices offering extended hours to 16.Schedule an appointment up to 90 days in advance using the DMV’s website or calling 1-800-777-0133. The DMV reminds customers there is no charge to make an appointment to visit a DMV field office.DMV TIPSREAL ID – Arrive Prepared Customers applying for a REAL ID should visit to make sure they have the required documents to apply for the federal compliant driver license or identification card. All REAL ID applicants must visit a DMV field office.  View the full list of acceptable documents for REAL ID on the DMV website.Complete an Electronic Application BEFORE Your Office VisitCustomers can now complete their driver license or identification (ID) card application before visiting a field office.  The easy-to-use online application guides applicants through the process of filling out the required fields for a driver license or identification (ID) card. When customers arrive at a DMV field office, technicians can quickly access the completed form.  Get started at You Really Need to Visit a Field Office? Customers may save a trip to a field office by using DMV online services at Online services allows you to renew a driver license or ID card (not available for REAL ID), pay registration fees, complete a notice of transfer and release of liability, order personalized license plates, and request a driver or vehicle record.The DMV Now Self-Service Terminal is a speedy way to renew vehicle registrations. The kiosk prints a new registration card and license plate sticker on the spot. They are available at 70 field offices, 39 grocery stores and the University of California, Irvine.Auto clubs offer members registration renewal services.  Registration Service Business Partners can also process vehicle registration renewals and other vehicle registration related transactions for a fee.The DMV reminds customers that many transactions can be completed without visiting a field office, including vehicle registration and driver license renewals, and people can save time by booking an appointment and filling out the driver license application online before they visit a field office. For more information on all online services visit: August 22, 2018last_img read more

Vandals strike at a Sabre Springs park causing thousands in damage

first_imgVandals strike at a Sabre Springs park causing thousands in damage KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSABRE SPRINGS (KUSI)- Puting rocks on faucets to keep them running and flood the bathrooms are just a couple things vandals did to cause thousands of dollars in damage at a Sabre Springs city park. City officials say this is the 3rd times this type of vandalism has happened.KUSI’s Dan Plante is in Sabre Park with more on this story. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 27, 2018 December 27, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

David Beckham shares update on Miami MLS team

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Soccer icon David Beckham is back in Miami to continue working on the Major League Soccer team he’s bringing to South Florida.Beckham posted a photo on his Instagram with the caption, “Productive few days in Miami working on @futbolmiamimls can’t wait to tell you soon …”Beckham became the owner of the MLS team set to debut in Miami in 2020. last_img read more