first_imgShuttler PV Sindhu said her life has changed ever since she won the Silver medal at the recently-concluded Rio Olympics. (Rio Olympics: Full Coverage)Sindhu, who created history by becoming the first Indian woman to claim a Silver medal at the Olympics, returned home on Monday to a rousing reception. (‘Rustom’, Hyderabadi biryani await Sindhu after Silver in Rio)If Hyderabad (Telangana), the hometown of Sindhu, had come out to accord her a hero’s welcome, Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), the native place of her mother, opened its heart out to the star shuttler.”I am very happy. Obviously my life has changed a lot. I never thought this would happen. The last two days were awesome. I am not nervous with the expectations. In fact, I am very happy and excited because I used to think I have to become a very big player but once I won a medal and people come take photographs. It is a great feeling,” Sindhu told India Today Television in an exclusive interview on Wednesday. (Performers score, stars fail on social media Olympic data)Recognising her achievement, the Sports Ministry on Monday announced that Sindhu along with wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai will receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. (Sindhu just won Olympic medal but India is searching for her caste)Sindhu, who became India’s 15th individual Olympic medallist, said she gave her best effort and took it match by match.She believes the hard work put in during the last two months and many sacrifices she, her parents and her coach Pullela Gopichand made paid off.advertisement”We were focussed throughout the Olympics. When the tournament began, I used to take one match at a time, winning one by one. I was not disappointed with the Silver. In a match one should win and one should lose. For me, it was a very good week. I was very happy,” she said.Sindhu added that she was focused on her immediate targets and not thinking too far ahead. (PV Sindhu dines with India Today after winning Silver medal. Burgers, nuggets on the menu)”There are four more years for Tokyo 2020. For me, I have to focus on the next important tournament. So, I am just aiming for my immediate targets. Not looking too far ahead.”On the other hand, Sindhu’s choach Pullela Gopichand was all praise for her hard work, dedication and discipline.”It’s a great feeling. Phenomenal. There is a huge amount of pleasure, gratitude and responsibility as well. But I am greatly satisfied with the past few months of training,” Gopichand told India Today Television.”There has been a lot of God’s grace in what we have been able to achieve so far. Hopefully, we should be able to able to achieve more. I would say world badminton is really tough and there needs to be a lot of effort which needs to be put in to get there (to get Gold in Tokyo 2020 Olympics). I only hope we are strong enough to work hard for the next four years. Hopefully, if things go well, we will deliver,” he said.Gopichand also said that wrestler Sakshi Malik’s Bronze medal which came before Sindhu’s Gold-medal match against Spain’s Carolina Marin was a relief and took some pressure off their shoulders.”We were there at the game all through. We saw how each one of them was so desperate for a medal. But somehow it was elusive, it just didn’t come. And luckily for us, Sakshi Malik’s medal came just before Sindhu’s medal and in a way that helped us. It relieved some pressure off us. Sakshi’s medal was important,” he said.CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEOlast_img read more

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has given the green light to a Test championship and one-day international league, while countries are also welcome to experiment with four-day Tests, the world governing body said on Friday.A Test championship has long been mooted as a means to make the longest form of the game more relevant for fans who have increasingly turned towards limited-overs matches.ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson told reporters in Auckland on Friday that while details still needed to be worked out, the Test championship would commence after the 50-overs World Cup in 2019 and culminate with a final in mid-2021.Nine of the 12 Test-approved countries — Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland will initially be excluded — will play three home and three away series over the two years that count towards the championship.The series can be a minimum of two matches and maximum of five, with all Tests to be five days in length. The top-two teams in April 2021 will meet in the final two months later.Richardson added that a 13-team ODI league would be introduced from 2021 and determine which teams qualify for the World Cup in India two years later.Chief Executive David Richardson speaks about the new Test and ODI leagues after the ICC meetings in Auckland. pic.twitter.com/HvjzZXohlZ- ICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) October 13, 2017″The approval of both leagues is the conclusion of two years of work from the members who have explored a whole range of options to bring context to every game,” he said.advertisement”The ICC Board decision means we can now go and finalise a playing schedule … as well as the points system, hosting arrangements and competition terms.”A new nine team Test league and 13 team ODI league have been agreed in principle by members at ICC Board meeting.https://t.co/ZKpzU1dbYF pic.twitter.com/US3jWwUPCO- ICC (@ICC) October 13, 2017Richardson said countries were welcome to experiment with four-day Test matches but they would not count towards the championship.South Africa will play Zimbabwe in cricket’s first four-day Test on Dec. 26 and Richardson said that while the concept was still in the trial phase it should help Afghanistan and Ireland, who were granted Test status in June, get up to speed faster.”Throughout the discussions about the future of Test cricket it became clear that whilst context is crucial we must also consider alternatives and trial initiatives that may support the future viability of Test cricket,” Richardson said.”The trial is exactly that, a trial, just in the same way day-night Tests and technology have been trialled.”Four-day Tests will also provide the new Test-playing countries with more opportunities to play the longer version of the game against more experienced opponents, which, in turn, will help them to hone their skills and close the gap with the top nine ranked teams.”last_img read more

first_imgSerena Williams came out in support of Nike and former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Colin Kaepernick after the company faced severe backlash for unveiling Kaepernick as their face for the new advertising campaign.Kaepernick had sparked a national controversy after becoming the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest police killings of black men and other issues related to racism. Following his move, the entire previous season of NFL was laden with such protests.Following the entire controversy, Kaepernick, who was a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers for six years, was not offered a place on any NFL team for the 2017 season. He has since sued the NFL, accusing owners of colluding to blackball him and is still without a team.Since the release of Nike advertisement, protesters have burned Nike shoes and some consumers demanded a boycott while the company’s shares fell on Tuesday, closing down 3.2 percent.Also read – US Open: Serena reaches semi-finals, defending champion Stephens oustedOn Tuesday after Nike’s unveiling, Serena Williams had taken to Twitter to say she was “especially proud to be a part of the Nike family” for choosing Kaepernick as their face.Especially proud to be a part of the Nike family today. #justdoit pic.twitter.com/GAZtkAIwbkSerena Williams (@serenawilliams) September 4, 2018After her straight sets victory over Karolina Pliskova in the US Open quarter-finals, Serena once again opened up on the issue and said Kaepernick’s works for the African American community has cost him.advertisement”He’s done a lot for the African American community, and it’s cost him a lot. It’s sad,” Serena told reporters.”Having a huge company back him … could be a controversial reason for this company, but they’re not afraid. I feel like that was a really powerful statement to a lot of other companies.”Both Williams and Kaepernick have endorsement deals with Nike.In an on-court interview after her match, Williams was told that film director Spike Lee, who watched her on Tuesday, had compared her to fellow African American sporting icons Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.Former heavyweight champion Ali, who died in 2016, was known as much for his political activism as his boxing brilliance, speaking out racism, war and religious intolerance.”To be compared to Ali or Jordan, I really have no words,” Williams said. “Mainly Ali, because he did so much for the sport, he did so much for the world, for everyone.”That’s what I want to do and want to be remembered for.”It’s not what I want to do on court, but how I can inspire people off the court, that’s my dream.”Took my niece to see @serenawilliams and @venuswilliams play tonight with @E_Reid35 at Arthur Ashe stadium.Lani lost it when Serena surprised her after the match!!!Thank you so much Serena!!! pic.twitter.com/MpR2KOSU1VColin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 1, 2018US President Donald Trump has been critical of athletes taking a knee during the national anthem and has said he would love to see NFL owners fire football players who disrespect the American flag.In fact, soon after the release of the Nike advertisement, Trump said to The Daily Caller, “I think as far as sending a message, I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent [from Nike]. There’s no reason for it.”Williams said in her post-match interview that athletes should be given the freedom of choice to exercise their right to protest social injustice.”I feel like they can choose or they can not choose. And it’s their choice,” she said.”My choice is to choose to just be the best, try to be, I’m not always perfect. Actually I’m never perfect. Just try to be the best that I can be.”Maybe I can just influence one person, and that makes a change already.”The NFL released a statement on Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday, a day after corporate partner Nike unveiled an ad featuring the quarterback as part of a major ad campaign.”The National Football League believes in dialogue, understanding and unity,” president of communications and public affairs Jocelyn Moore said in the statement. “We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities. The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action.”Kaepernick posted a black-and-white close-up of himself on Instagram and Twitter on Monday featuring the Nike logo and “Just do it” slogan along with the quote, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”advertisementBelieve in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt pic.twitter.com/SRWkMIDdaOColin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

first_imgTFA through consultation with the National Referees Panel have created a new National Referees Website. It can be accessed through the Technical link on the top bar of the TFA homepage. The TFA High Performace Website has also been relocated and can now also accessed from the Technical link.last_img

first_imgLoading operation, especially of heavy, bulky cargo, is a demanding job, requiring particular skill and ingenuity. The video above gives you a taste of just how impressive such loading operations can be.It shows loading of two Sandvik shiploaders & tripper cars on board BigLtft’s Happy Star heavy lift vessel, taking place in Nansha, China.Happy Star’s lifting curve ranges from 1,800 mt at 25 metres, 1,600 mt at 28 metres to 1,000 mt at 41 metres, with a lifting height of nearly 47 metres above the main deck.Happy Star features two 900 mt Heavy Lift Mast Cranes, built by Huisman and installed at Huisman China’s yard in Xiamen.She has pontoon type hatch covers and a large poop deck which make the vessel’s full deck area available for cargo stowage.Happy Star’s tween deck is adjustable in height and she is allowed to sail with open weather deck hatches at a draught of up to 8 metres.World Maritime News Staff; Video: BigLiftlast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — A new University of Calgary study is predicting Russian interference in the federal election campaign to serve what it describes as the Kremlin’s long-term interest of competing against Canada in the Arctic.The study’s author, Sergey Sukhankin, said in an interview that Moscow’s ability to inflict serious damage is relatively low because Canadian society is not as divided as countries targeted in past elections, including the United States presidential ballot and Britain’s Brexit referendum in 2016, as well as various attacks on Ukraine and the Baltic states.“The Kremlin has a growing interest in dominating the Arctic, where it sees Russia as in competition with Canada. This means Canada can anticipate escalations in information warfare, particularly from hacktivists fomenting cyber-attacks,” writes Sukhankin, a senior fellow with the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S. think-tank, who is teaching at the University of Calgary.“Perceived as one of Russia’s chief adversaries in the Arctic region, Canada is a prime target in the information wars, with Russia potentially even meddling in the October 2019 federal election. Ottawa should be ready for a new surge in cyberattacks, disinformation and propaganda levelled against Canada in the near future.”Sukhankin argues that Moscow’s disinformation efforts are designed primarily for domestic Russian consumption, and are not intended to sway Canadian voters.It is part of a broader Kremlin effort to show the “ugly side of democracy and liberalism” to a Russian audience, and to portray Canada as being unduly influenced by the United States and the “Ukrainian lobby” in Canada, he writes.“Russia uses patriotism and this anti-fascist sentiment to convince the domestic audience and Russian-speakers abroad, primarily in Ukraine, Belarus and the three Baltic states, that Russia is the only country to stand against far-right sentiments and nationalism. This is basically used by the Russian side to garner domestic solidarity,” he said in an interview.Sukhankin’s argument echoes previous warnings about potential Russian interference from the Liberal government, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and the country’s intelligence agencies.The government has appointed a group of five senior public servants to guard against foreign election meddling during the campaign. The public servants will be able to brief members of all political parties about potential threats and will have the power to go public during the campaign to sound the alarm against malign acts of interference that they together deem a fundamental threat.Canada expelled four Russian diplomats last year in connection with the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain that has been blamed on Moscow. (The Kremlin denies the charge).At the time, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the diplomats were intelligence agents who were undermining Canadian democracy.As Sukhankin’s paper notes, Freeland has been a frequent target of Russian propaganda as part of a broader attempt to brand Canada as “russophobic” and having an “affection for fascism,” including a soft-spot for Nazism that dates back to the 1930s.The goal is to justify Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula — the most serious breach of Europe’s border since the Second World War — which President Vladimir Putin has said was necessary to protect “Russian-speakers in Ukraine against their physical extermination,” writes Sukhankin.Russia’s disinformation about Canada also focuses on three other areas, according to the report.These include ridiculing Canada’s military presence in Latvia as part of NATO’s deterrent against Russia, portraying the country as a “useful satellite” of the U.S., and calling it a testing ground for “immoral Western values” because of its support of same-sex marriage and legalizing of cannabis.Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Greyhound said it was ending passenger service after years of adjusting schedules and prices because ridership had fallen by nearly 41 per cent across the country since 2010. Butler said the package service is down 35 per cent in the same period.A spokeswoman for Purolator wouldn’t comment directly on Greyhound’s service, but said the closing won’t affect its business plans.“We don’t expect this news will affect Purolator going forward. In fact, we have been growing and expanding our services and capabilities,” Courtney Reistetter wrote in an email.James Anderson, a spokesman for FedEx Canada, wouldn’t comment on the Greyhound service, but said his firm is well able to handle delivery demand with a total of 38 hubs or facilities throughout Western Canada.Margaret Becker, who operates a “hotshot” delivery business at Fort St. John in northeastern B.C., said the oil and gas sector uses Greyhound as an equipment parts delivery service and to transport workers to towns near their drilling sites.“Someone else will take it over,” she said, adding demand is low now because depressed natural gas prices have stalled local activity in the sector.The loss of Greyhound’s package service in Western Canada stirred up memories for Calgarian Gary Blaney, 50, who recalled dozens of packages delivered over the years by Greyhound to his far-flung family members.“For as long as I can remember, my family has used Greyhound to send boxes of presents at Christmas time,” he said. “It was the most affordable way and the most reliable way.”He said his family’s flow of packages sent by Greyhound peaked when he was growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan when it was the best way to connect with relatives in Ontario, Alberta and B.C.But that traffic has almost entirely stopped since he moved to Calgary more than a decade ago.“That’s the world we live in. Lots of other ways to send stuff these days.” CALGARY — Package delivery firms say they are prepared to fill the gap when Greyhound Canada closes most of its Western Canada operations this fall.The company says its Greyhound Package Express service will no longer be available in most parts of B.C., northern Ontario and all of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba after it ends passenger service at the end of October.“It might create some opportunities for us on our small package delivery side of things,” said Dennis Steele, owner of Steele’s Transfer in Calgary.Transport companies like his compete with Greyhound’s lower prices by offering services tailored to customer needs, he said.Greyhound Canada to end service in Prairies, B.C., eliminating 415 jobs — and leaving small towns in the lurch‘I’m worried’: Greyhound route cuts in Western Canada mean more than the loss of a way to travelColby Cosh: Oh no! They killed my Dog! The world out West after GreyhoundSteele said his company, started by his parents in 1957, has about 30 drivers who mainly serve the Edmonton-Calgary corridor, but it offers a wider range of delivery points through interline and third-party carriers.David Butler, Greyhound’s regional vice-president for Eastern Canada, said the areas being closed accounted for about 1.15 million of the 1.2 million packages Greyhound delivers each year, adding about two-thirds of the shipments were made under contract by commercial customers.Greyhound’s freight service cost less than most, but its schedule was also usually less convenient as it depended on the passenger bus schedule, Butler said.“It’s a very competitive marketplace and there’s a lot of options for the customers from the package business to look at,” he said.The Greyhound Package Express service will no longer be available in most parts of B.C., northern Ontario and all of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba after it ends passenger service at the end of October. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia read more

MONTREAL – Metro’s surprise decision to sell nearly half of its stake in convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard has prompted industry observers to speculate that the grocer is either eyeing an acquisition or looking to reward its shareholders.The Montreal-based company announced after markets closed on Tuesday that it was selling 48.2 per cent of its 25-year investment in Couche-Tard to three Canadian banks for $479 million. The net proceeds are estimated at around $380 million.Chief executive Eric La Fleche said Metro was evaluating how to use the proceeds, including growth investments and returns to shareholders.Likely acquisition targets are in Canada’s grocery or pharmacy sector, including B.C. supermarket chain Overwaitea, Safeway Canada, Rexall pharmacy or Quebec’s Uniprix pharmacy.Keith Howlett of Desjardins Capital Markets also suggested Familiprix and Jean Coutu (TSX:PJC.A) may be contenders.The analyst said Metro (TSX:MRU) has a track record of “highly effective acquisitions” including Loeb stores, A&P and a stake in specialty retailer Adonis. In the past, it had said it wouldn’t sell Couche-Tard shares until it had a good use for the proceeds.“Our view is that the announced sale of Couche-Tard shares is driven by an identified use of proceeds, not by market timing,” Howlett wrote in a report.Irene Nattel of RBC Capital Markets believes Metro will most likely use the proceeds to buy back its shares and pay down debt.“We do not believe Metro has an acquisition in its sights at this time,” she wrote.Recent media reports have speculated about a potential sale of a portion of Safeway’s 225 stores, but Nattel doesn’t believe Metro is “preparing a war chest at this time.”Instead, she suggested Metro could increase its share buy back to the maximum permitted level of six million shares and repay up to $260 million of debt.Metro earned its stake in Canada’s largest convenience store operator after it sold its small convenience store business in 1987. Instead of taking cash, it gained Couche-Tard shares.“Surely among the best investments the company has made,” Nattel added.She expects Metro will increase its quarterly dividend next week for the 18th consecutive year by 15 per cent to about 24 or 25 cents per share. The pay out rate of 22 per cent would be consistent with the rate over the last seven years.She raised Metro’s price target by $2 to $67, but lowered her earnings forecast for fiscal 2013 and 2014 to reflect the reduction in Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B) contribution. Her new EPS target is $4.97 and $5.38 per share respectively.For the first quarter, she forecasts earnings will rise 13 per cent from last year to $1.14 per share, in line with other analysts, on a one per cent growth in same-store sales.Howlett expects an 11.6 per cent increase in the dividend,On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Metro’s shares gained 72 cents at $63.42 in Wednesday morning trading. Couche-Tard’s shares lost 82 cents at $48.16. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 23, 2013 11:45 am MDT Metro could use Couche-Tard windfall for acquisition or reward shareholders AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo’s latest quarterly report shows CEO Marissa Mayer is still having trouble bringing in more revenue as online advertisers spend more money at Google and other rivals.The fourth-quarter results announced Tuesday serve as the latest reminder of challenges facing Yahoo Inc. The long-slumping Internet company hoped to revive its revenue growth when it lured Mayer away from Google Inc. 18 months ago.So far, though, Yahoo’s revenue remains stuck in a rut. The company’s earnings are rising largely because lucrative investments in Asian Internet companies made before Mayer’s arrival.Yahoo earned $348 million, or 33 cents per share, a 28 per cent increase from $272 million, or 23 cents per share, a year earlier.Revenue fell 6 per cent to $1.27 billion.Shares fell nearly 5 per cent after results came out. by The Associated Press Posted Jan 28, 2014 2:31 pm MDT FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer smiles during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Yahoo reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Yahoo’s 4th-quarter results show Internet company still struggling to boost advertising sales read more

Ohio State then-freshman midfielder Jackson Reid looks for an open shooting lane against Michigan on April 13, 2018. Ohio State won 8-5. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor-in-ChiefAfter losing to Marquette a season ago, Ohio State was able to come out with a win, remaining undefeated after five weeks of play. The No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (5-0) team defeated Marquette (2-2) 13-9 in Dallas.  Ohio State sophomore midfield Jackson Reid led the team with five goals while junior attack Tre LeClaire added three on six shots for the Buckeyes.Three different Marquette players scored two goals apiece: redshirt senior attack Andrew Romagnoli, redshirt senior midfield Tanner Thomson, and junior midfield Connor McClelland.The Golden Eagles opened up scoring with a goal from Romagnoli. LeClaire found a goal before the end of the quarter with an assist from freshman attack Jack Myers to end the quarter tied at 1.The second quarter opened with back-to-back goals in the first 16 seconds for the Buckeyes, with goals coming from Reid and junior midfield Ryan Terefenko. Reid finished the quarter with a hat-trick while Terefenko and Romagnoli would get their second goals of the game. Marquette freshman attack Holden Patterson would also add a goal to make it 6-3 in favor of Ohio State at the half.Despite allowing three goals in the third quarter, Ohio State maintained at least a two-goal lead for the entirety of the second half. After being removed from the game in the third quarter after an injury, Ohio State senior midfield Jack Jasinski returned into the game in the fourth quarter in a big way, providing a goal and two more assists to give him four points for the game. The Buckeyes looked more like their second-quarter form, outscoring the Golden Eagles 5-3 to end the game 13-9 and keep the Buckeyes undefeated.Redshirt sophomore midfield Justin Inacio won 18-of-25 faceoffs. Senior defensemen and captain Matt Borges also picked up four ground balls to provide more help on the ground.No. 9 Ohio State will travel to New York on March 9 to take on Hofstra. read more

← Previous Story Ex-coach, new politician: Wilbek resigns as DHF sports director Next Story → Denmark to host Golden League with three Olympic medal winners Ola LindgrenSwedish handball team The Swedish Handball Federation,now, looking for a new national team head-coach since duo Ola Lindgren and Staffan Olsson left the bench after debacle in Rio at Olympic tournament. The Swedish NT ended tournament in Preliminary Round,which forced Ola Lindgren to think about earlier “goodbye” to the national team.IFK Kristianstad coach had a contract with the Federation until 2017.Staffan Olsson leaves the team after the Olympics to focus on his assistant coach job in Paris Saint-Germain.

first_img Apr 12th 2019, 10:20 AM https://jrnl.ie/4588700 27,613 Views By Stephen McDermott Image: Victoria Jones/PA Images 117 Comments Poll: Should Julian Assange be extradited for his alleged role in the hacking of US government computers? The Wikileaks founder faces extradition to the US over charges of conspiracy. Short URL Yes (3059) Julian Assange arrives at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London yesterday Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article WIKILEAKS FOUNDER JULIAN Assange faces extradition to the US after the Ecuadorian embassy in London revoked his asylum status yesterday.Following his arrest by British authorities, the US Department of Justice released details of the indictment against him.If he is extradited to the US, Assange faces charges of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified US government computer”.It follows allegations that he helped former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to pass hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks which exposed US military wrongdoing in Iraq, as well as US diplomatic secrets.He will face a court hearing in the UK on 2 May on the US request for his extradition.So today we’re wondering: Should Julian Assange be extradited to the US over his alleged role in the hacking of government computers? Poll Results: Share9 Tweet Email I don’t know (799) Friday 12 Apr 2019, 10:20 AM YesNoI don’t knowVote Julian Assange arrives at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London yesterday Image: Victoria Jones/PA Images No (6184)last_img read more

first_imgThe Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioners plan to spend $6.07 million in reserves, to purchase 13.25 acres in shoreline property at the former Hambleton Lumber Company site.During their meeting Tuesday night, the commissioners unanimously authorized Port Executive Director David Ripp to execute a purchase and sale agreement with Killian Pacific. A portion of the land purchase at 335 S. “A” St., Washougal, includes the waterfront area to create a public trail.“This parcel will enable the port to directly connect our existing land to the east and provide a way for the community to enjoy amenities along the length of the port-owned waterfront,” Ripp said.The former lumberyard is designated commercial. In all, the property sale from Hambleton to Killian Pacific totals approximately 26.5 acres. The port is purchasing one-half of the parcel, including rights to tideland leases and the associated uplands area.Lance Killian said Killian Pacific intends to continue to collaborate with the port on the eventual development of the area.“We look forward to finding the right balance between market and community needs and contributing to enhancing the community through the development of this property,” he said in a press release.last_img read more

first_img Ginetta’s Akula supercar has race-inspired aerodynamics The results of the tests were surprisingly definitive. The engine had 19 times less carbon built up on it after being run with Top Tier fuel than it did with standard gasoline. The AAA test’s 100 hours of running worked out to around 4,000 miles for each test, so take those results and extrapolate them out to 40,000 miles or 100,000 miles and you start to get an idea of why manufacturers recommend Top Tier.AAA also found out that over 12 months, the average difference in price between Top Tier and standard gasoline was only around 3 cents per gallon. So, if you plan on keeping your car for a while and you’re able to shell out a few extra bucks on gas in a calendar year, it might be a good thing to try. Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageTop Tier fuel from name-brand stations might cost a little extra, but science says it’s worth it. Michele Sandberg/Getty Images You’ve probably seen dozens of articles, videos and social media posts telling you what kind of gas you should really be putting in your car, or that premium fuel is a waste of money in most cases, and so on, ad nauseum.Those stories and videos aren’t entirely wrong, but what we haven’t seen much of is an investigation into the “Top Tier” fuels that came about in the early 2000s, the logo of which has been a staple of gas flaps on fine vehicles the world over ever since. So, to cut back on speculation, AAA undertook a study to prove whether Top Tier did anything.Before you start warming up your commenting fingers, when we talk about Top Tier fuel, we don’t mean the grade of fuel and its corresponding octane rating. The whole “Top Tier” thing is more about the amount and type of detergents and cleaners in the fuel, not how hard it will make you hit VTEC in your 2004 Civic.To test whether the Top Tier fuel standard was worth the money, the fine folks at AAA decided to do some science. For its test, AAA ran an engine on a stand for 100 hours before tearing it down, then photographing, measuring and weighing all its components. They ran the experiment six times, with three randomly chosen Top Tier fuels and three randomly chosen standard fuels. More From Roadshow 0 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Lincoln Aviator first drive: Stylish SUV takes flight with smart tech null 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 5:20 (h/t Consumer Reports) 56 Photos The dirty little secrets of cheap gasoline Tags Auto Tech Car Culturelast_img read more

first_imgThe Hayath Nagar police on Thursday registered a case against a school principal for allegedly thrashing a Class 3 boy. Naga Jayanth, a resident of Hayath Nagar was thrashed as he was teasing his classmates and bullying them. He suffered minor bruises on his thighs, said a police officer. The parents of the boy noticed the bruises in the evening and approached the police. The police registered a case. No arrest has been made yet. On June 20, a Class 7 boy was beaten up by the principal for not doing homework in Chandanagar. When the boy’s parents, confronted the school principal, he apologised and assured to pay the fees for the academic year.last_img

first_imgKolkata: Fire broke out at the workshop of a leading sweet maker located in the top floor of a building at Abhay Sarkar Lane, adjacent to Jadu Babur Bazaar in Bhowanipore on Monday afternoon.Two fire tenders were pressed into service, who managed to bring the fire under control in less than half an hour. No one was injured in the incident. However, there was panic among the residents of the building as a thick column of smoke engulfed the area. The police received a call and immediately informed the fire brigade and the local police station. “The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. A probe will be conducted to find out whether there was fire safety measures in place. According to locals, the workshop was illegal as cooking was done there and many gas cylinders were stored inside. “We had complained to the local police but no steps were taken,” a local resident said. Local councillor Ashim Basu will hold a meeting with the residents of the building and will urge the police to take strong action against the sweet workshop that had several inflammable materials stored inside. Another fire was reported from a meter box at a building on Ramesh Mitra Road in Bhowanipore on Sunday night. A fire tender brought the situation under control within half an hour.last_img read more

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first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. In Week 7 last season, the Cardinals engaged the Seahawks in a 6-6 field goal fest in which missed field goals played a pivotal role at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson (4) celebrates with Andy Lee after kicking a field goal as San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dekoda Watson (97) reacts during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) 3 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Heading into Week 10 of the NFL season, Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson is ranked 33rd in the league in field goal percentage.Considering there are only 32 teams in the league, one might conclude that kicking has become a real problem the Cardinals need to address down the stretch.Thursday morning, former Cardinals kicker Jay Feely joined Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station to address why Dawson has struggled so badly this season. One of the issues could be that, at age 42, Dawson has to double-dip with kickoff duties as well as field goals. Top Stories “They had two young guys to kick off and they wanted them to win the job so Phil wouldn’t have to kick off. Neither one of them won the job,” Feely said. “I just know that as an older guy the impacts that kickoffs had.“The analogy I give is if you lose your driver, I was teeing off with a 3-iron every hole. It has an impact on you physically and mentally as well.”Feely said that losing long snapper Aaron Brewer in Week 5 could affect the snap-hold-kick process.“If you see the ball the whole way, the entire time you are attacking the ball and hitting the ball you are comfortable and confident. When the ball isn’t there and the holder has to reach somewhere else and you don’t get to see it until the last minute, that makes it more difficult, no question,” said Feely.Many fans were excited when the Cardinals signed the 18-year veteran this offseason since he has hit 84 percent of his career attempts and is only four field goals shy of 500 for his career.But with six misses in only eight games, the acquisition has proved underwhelming.On a positive note, Dawson has hit 13 of 13 extra point attempts this season and will look to redeem himself Thursday against the Seahawks. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LISTEN: Jay Feely, CBS Special Teams Expert last_img read more

first_imgMaren Morris starts 2nd album with uplifting “GIRL” single by Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press Posted Jan 17, 2019 5:46 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NASHVILLE — Maren Morris knew the importance of selecting the first single she released from her much-anticipated second record, but as soon as she heard the demo of “GIRL,” the country singer-songwriter knew this was the song she wanted to lead off the album.The new single touches on overcoming self-doubt and the pressure of comparison, which Morris said felt like a timely song. Morris wrote the song with Grammy-winning producer Greg Kurstin and Sarah Aarons, who co-wrote “The Middle,” the Grammy-nominated collaboration between Morris and EDM artists Zedd and Grey.“GIRL” is also the title of her new headlining world tour, kicking off March 9 in Chicago. The tour will also hit several European cities.Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgA unique siltcast ceiling drapes this split-floor penthouse unit. [Photo & Text: T] Scupper/guardrail details are typical of the Arcosanti metal design employed elsewhere on site. [Photo & Text: T] One of the bedroom interiors was reworked by the current occupant Dan Kelliher, Planning manager. [Photo & Text: T] March 31, 2006Located in the center of the site, East Housing is the shared living quarters of some of the Arcosanti staff. [Photo & Text: T] Scupper/guardrail details are typical of the Arcosanti metal design employed elsewhere on site. [Photo & Text: T]Located in the center of the site, East Housing is the shared living quarters of some of the Arcosanti staff. [Photo & Text: T]last_img