first_imgThe 2017 preseason All-Big 12 teams have been announced, and Oklahoma State is well represented. James Washington, Justice Hill, Zach Crabtree and Tre Flowers have all been named to the first team. PFB actually got a vote this year, and we will release our first team later on today. But first, here’s a look at what the media as a whole came up with.*Denotes unanimous selectionPlayers of the YearOffensive POY: Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)Defensive POY: Dorance Armstrong Jr. (Kansas)Newcomer of the Year: Will Grier (West Virginia)First Team OffenseQB Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma)RB Justice Hill (Oklahoma State)RB Justin Crawford (West Virginia)FB Winston Dimel (Kansas State)WR James Washington* (Oklahoma State)WR Allen Lazard (Iowa State)WR Keke Coutee (Texas Tech)TE Mark Andrews (Oklahoma)OL Orlando Brown* (Oklahoma)OL Connor Williams (Texas)OL Dalton Risner (Kansas State)OL Austin Schlottmann (TCU)OL Zach Crabtree (Oklahoma State)PK Clayton Hatfield (Texas Tech)KR/PR KaVontae Turpin (TCU)Mason Rudolph has to be one of the best non-first team QBs in conference history (behind Brandon Weeden and RG3 in 2011 — Landry Jones was 1st team that year). We voted for Mayfield as well, painfully. How could you not? He was a Heisman finalist last year, and as good as Rudolph has been, Mayfield was just flat out better than him in Bedlam last year.First Team DefenseDL Dorance Armstrong Jr.* (Kansas)DL K.J. Smith (Baylor)DL Reggie Walker (Kansas State)DL Poona Ford (Texas)DL Malcolm Roach (Texas)LB Travin Howard (TCU)LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (Oklahoma)LB Malik Jefferson (Texas)DB D.J. Reed (Kansas State)DB Jordan Thomas (Oklahoma)DB Tre Flowers (Oklahoma State)DB Kamari Cotton-Moya (Iowa State)DB Nick Orr (TCU)P Michael Dickson (Texas)This is going to be a blow to Zach Sinor’s Heisman campaign IMO. Sad.The lack of Oklahoma Staters on the defensive side of the ball is mildly concerning. Tre Flowers is obvious, but who on the defense has a chance of stepping up and making the All-Big 12 postseason team (you know, the one that counts)? Darrion Daniels? Cole Walterscheid? Patrick Macon? Calvin Bundage?Maybe all of them, maybe none of them. This speaks to the unknown Oklahoma State has this year. The offense will be elite, even in a conference known for having elite offenses. But there are questions on defense. I hope Glenn Spencer has answers.Final count by team.Oklahoma: 5Texas: 5Oklahoma State: 4Kansas State: 4TCU: 4Iowa State: 2Texas Tech: 2Kansas: 1West Virginia: 1Baylor: 1 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

first_imgNewcastle defender Javi Manquillo: No way could I reject Liverpool chanceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Javi Manquillo says he enjoyed his experience at Liverpool.Manquillo had a spell on-loan at Anfield.And he still has fond memories of his time on Merseyside. “In hindsight, was I too young to join Liverpool? No, I don’t think so,” he told the Daily Star before yesterday’s defeat. “How many 19-year-olds get the chance to play in the Premier League for such a famous club?“Of course I wanted more game time and that’s why I eventually went to Marseille. But I loved being at Liverpool and I would not change a thing.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Syracuse football commit Anthony Red has reportedly suffered an unspeakable loss.Red, a three-star offensive lineman in the 2019 class, reportedly lost his dad today. The father of the ACC commit reportedly collapsed on the sideline before a game and was later pronounced dead.“Word has come down to STM sidelines that Anthony Red’s father, who collapsed pregame, has died. He’s being consoled on sidelines by teammates. Just awful,” reports Sean Patrick Bowley.Word has come down to STM sidelines that Anthony Red’s father, who collapsed pregame, has died. He’s being consoled on sidelines by teammates. Just awful.#cthsfb— Sean Patrick Bowley (@SPBowley) September 15, 2018Red was being consoled by his teammates before kickoff.Waterbury’s Tyler Rudolph (4) embraces St Thomas More teammate and lineman Anthony Red, whose father died during their game vs. Choate. #cthsfb Red, from Bloomfield, is committed to Syracuse.— Sean Patrick Bowley (@SPBowley) September 15, 2018The Connecticut native later took to Twitter.Rip to my pops?— Ant⚡️ (@AnthonyRedJr1) September 15, 2018Red is ranked the No. 13 player in the state of Connecticut. Our thoughts are with him and his family at this difficult time. May his father rest in peace.last_img read more

first_imgActress and activist Jessica Biel will participate in the closing Plenary at the Women Deliver 2016 Conference, where more than 5,000 global leaders, policymakers, donors, activists, and journalists from around the globe will share their expertise, and call for a better future for girls and women everywhere.The conference will close with reflections from change makers, including Biel, who envision a better future for girls and women to celebrate progress, renew commitments, and dream bigger.WHAT:Women Deliver Closing PlenaryWHO:Jessica Biel, Ambassador for WomanCare Global’s ‘If You Don’t Tell Them, Then Who Will?” CampaignWHEN:Thursday, May 19 2016; 3-4 PMWHERE: Plenary Hall A, Bella Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
WomanCare Global (WCG) is a global nonprofit committed to meeting the vast unmet demand for family planning by providing access to reproductive health solutions for women and girls around the world. WCG’s core mission is strongly aligned with the “If You Don’t Tell Them, Then Who Will?” campaign by educating and empowering women when it comes to reproductive health and their bodies, particularly in making sure that they are getting their information from a reliable source. Encouraging women to understand what choices are available and how those choices impact their lives and the lives of their families is core to the organization. More information can be found at read more

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS – Enbridge Energy disputed a state agency’s recommendation against the company’s proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, insisting in filings Wednesday that the project is needed to ensure adequate crude supplies for Minnesota and other Midwestern refineries for decades to come.The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is considering whether to grant a certificate of need for the project, which has aroused opposition from environmental and tribal groups because of the potential impacts on climate change and pristine waters where Native Americans harvest wild rice. The state Commerce Department surprised both sides last month when it concluded that the project isn’t needed and that it won’t benefit Minnesota enough to justify the risks.Enbridge officials asserted in rebuttal filings with the PUC that the $7.5 billion project is necessary and that Minnesota will benefit because it will make its pipeline network safer across the state and more reliable, and because the state is part of a broader regional market in which products from refineries in nearby states flow back to Minnesota.“This is an essential project for Minnesotans that will ensure environmental protection of our important natural resources, as well as ensure the safe transportation of crude oil to refineries in Minnesota and neighbouring states,” Guy Jarvis, an Enbridge executive vice-president in charge of liquid pipelines, told reporters on a conference call.Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge wants to replace Line 3, which was built in the 1960s, because it now runs at just over half its original capacity of 760,000 barrels per day and the costs of maintaining it are growing. The pipeline runs from Hardisty, Alberta, through the northeast corner of North Dakota, and crosses Minnesota on its way to Enbridge’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin. Construction is already underway in Canada and Wisconsin.But the Minnesota portion still requires approval from the PUC, which is scheduled to decide in April whether it’s needed and whether it should follow Enbridge’s referred route or some alternative. The Commerce Department said it would be better if Enbridge simply shuts down the old line.“In light of the serious risks of the existing Line 3 and the limited benefit that the existing Line 3 provides to Minnesota refineries, Minnesota would be better off if Enbridge proposed to cease operations of the existing Line 3, without any new pipeline being built,” Kate O’Connell, manager of the department’s Energy Regulation and Planning Unit, said in a Sept. 11 filing.To back up its claim that the project isn’t needed, the Commerce filings included a consultant’s comments asserting that refineries in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest are already operating close to capacity, indicating that they aren’t short on supplies of crude oil and have little room for refining more of it. And they said Minnesota’s demand for transportation and heating fuels is unlikely to increase in the long term. They suggested that Gulf Coast refineries would see the most benefit.Enbridge called that analysis flawed. Jarvis said its pipeline network already can’t move all the oil that shippers would like.“This system is essentially full today, and demand for pipeline capacity is expected to grow, even under the most conservative crude production forecast,” Jarvis said.Enbridge isn’t out to change the minds of Line 3’s tribal opponents, said John Swanson, an Enbridge vice-president for U.S. major projects. But he said the company is ready to consult with tribes along the route about their needs and explain the steps that Enbridge has taken to minimize the impact on them.last_img read more

first_imgBEIJING — China’s foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a technology executive waited to see whether a Canadian court will release her on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations.Beijing will “spare no effort” to protect against “any bullying that infringes the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a conference in Shanghai.Wang didn’t mention the arrested Huawei Technologies Ltd. executive, Meng Wanzhou. But a ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said Wang was referring to cases of all Chinese abroad, including Meng.Meng was arrested Dec. 1 in Vancouver on U.S. charges related to possible violations of trade sanctions on Iran. The same day, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to a 90-day cease-fire in an escalating tariff war that threatens to hamper global economic growth.The arrest prompted concern trade talks might be derailed, but Beijing indicated Tuesday they were going ahead. The Ministry of Commerce said China’s economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He, talked by phone with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer about the next round of negotiations but gave no details of preparations.Washington accuses Huawei of using a Hong Kong shell company to sell equipment to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. It says Meng and Huawei misled banks about the company’s business dealings in Iran.After a second daylong session, a judge in Vancouver, Justice William Ehrcke, said a bail hearing would continue Tuesday.The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgMumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet Friday gave its approval to promulgate an ordinance to amend the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Reservation Act, 2018 to provide reservation to Maratha students in post- graduate medical courses.The cabinet also gave its approval to reimburse the fees to the candidates from the general category, who will be affected following the promulgation of the ordinance. A minister said the general category students can seek admission under management quota in private colleges. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court had disallowed to grant 16 per cent reservation to Maratha community for admissions to post-graduate medical courses on the grounds that the admission process had begun much earlier. The Supreme Court had upheld the high court’s decision. Talking to reporters after the cabinet meeting, Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said the draft of the ordinance is being sent to the Governor for promulgation. “The ordinance will provide relief to those students who had already got admission under Maratha quota, but were affected after the process was stayed by the court. Now, the third round of the admission would start,” he said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThose students from the general category, who will be affected, should try for admissions in private colleges and the government will reimburse their fees, he said. The students from open/general category should seek management quota and the government will assist them, Patil added. According to him, the state government will approach the Supreme Court to extend the admission time frame from May 25 to 31. “We will also seek additional 213 seats in the medical courses,” he said. A meeting has been scheduled on May 21 on this issue, the minister said, adding that demand from other states is also being addressed to. “We will move the court to seek reservation be appliedfor the additional seats,” he said. The minister also said the state government will file caveats in the Bombay High Court and its Aurangabad and Nagpur benches and the apex court to ensure the ordinance is not challenged. Meanwhile, a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said the cabinet also reviewed the drought situation, El-Nino effect, weather-related predictions, water storage in various dams, fodder availability and seeds stock. Currently, 5,493 tankers are in operation in 4,331 villages. Rs 162 crore have been given for fodder camps. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis directed to speed up issuance of ration cards in rural areas, especially in drought-prone areas. He also directed the local administration to ensure more works under the Employment Guarantee Scheme (EGS). Maratha students on Friday welcomed the Devendra Fadnavis government’s decision to amend the SEBC Reservation Act, 2018 to provide reservation to them in post-graduate medical courses. The students, however, said their protest would continue till they get joining orders from the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell. The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court had earlier this month said 16 per cent reservation given to the Maratha community by the state under the SEBC category will not be applicable to admissions to the post-graduate (PG) medical and dental courses this year. The Supreme Court had upheld the verdict of the High Court. Following the apex court’s decision, the CET Cell had issued a notice of cancellation of admissions under the SEBC quota, which affected around 290 students from the state. “Until we get the order from Maharashtra CET cell to join colleges. we will continue with the protest,” Dr Sharad More, a protesting student, said.last_img read more

MONTREAL — The country’s top airlines say resource-rich Canada has the potential to become a biofuel superpower by transforming forest residue and agricultural crops into energy that can help the industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions.“Canada actually has an opportunity like no other country where it can displace large amounts of fuel and reduce large amounts of carbon,” Mena Salib, Air Canada’s manager of aircraft noise and emissions, said Tuesday after speaking to a global biotech conference.Salib said the industry wants to procure biofuels from local sources instead of transporting it far to meet demand.“The prize would be technology from Canada, the feedstock is from Canada and it is used by Canadians.”The country’s largest airline has been part of several flight tests to study biofuels and is ready to add the lower carbon energy blends when they are readily available.The aviation industry is looking for ways to cut its environmental footprint and achieve the global goal of becoming carbon neutral after 2020 and to halve net emissions by 2050 compared to 2005.While Air Canada (TSX:AC) and WestJet (TSX:WJA) don’t have a preference for using farm crops, forest residue or consumer waste, the airlines say the inputs must be sustainable and not displace food or land.Costs would also have to come down by using government incentives to encourage companies to boost supply.Geoffrey Tauvette, WestJet’s director of fuel and environment, says while the airline has invested heavily to improve the efficiency of its aircraft, biofuels are the only way to reduce emissions enough to meet global targets.“We think that Canada has the right ingredients to be that superpower. We just need to get the right sort of instruments in place to be able to make that happen,” he said from Calgary.While the airline hasn’t tested the use of biofuels, it has supported efforts, for example, to study turning forestry residue to energy.“If we can get the biofuels, it does help WestJet meet our goal of connecting Canadians to the rest of the world and we can do that without impacting the environment.”Fernando Preto, a research scientist with the Natural Resources Canada’s Canmet Energy group, said there are huge opportunities for Canada to supply biofuels from different sources.Studies conducted at the University of British Columbia and in La Tuque, Que., are looking at using forest residue to produce green fuel.Preto said millions of tonnes of branches, bark and scraps left behind during the cutting process could be a valuable resource.“I think that it could easily meet the jet fuel requirements in Canada for the Canadian industry,” he said.Biotechnology is a US$200 billion a year global industry, with about 20 per cent directed to fuels and much of the rest to consumer products, says Paul Winters, spokesman for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization which hosted the annual conference.Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., a Gatineau-based company, announced on Monday a long-term agreement with biorefiner UPM of Finland to expand the use of the carinata oilseed crop to produce renewable fuels in South America.The oilseed variety developed in Canada will be grown as a second crop in winter by farmers in Uruguay, followed by Brazil and Argentina. It can be used to produce non-edible oil suitable for low-carbon biofuels and a protein for animal feed.“We’re on a growth trajectory where we can see really being a major feedstock for things like the aviation industry,” said Agrisoma CEO Steve Fabijanski.Less than five per cent of flights are flown using biofuel blended with traditional jet fuel. Fabijanski said the use of biofuels will increase as costs decrease and new fuel distribution hubs beyond Los Angeles and Oslo are developed.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Frazier Moore, The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2013 6:59 pm MDT Jennifer Lopez named chief creative officer of English-language Latino network NUVOtv NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jennifer Lopez is the newly appointed chief creative officer of NUVOtv.The versatile J-Lo was announced last fall as a creative partner with the English-language Latino network, but her role was solidified Wednesday as NUVOtv held its upfront for advertisers and prepared for a re-launch of its programming in July.In an interview before the presentation, Lopez said about two years ago she was approached by NUVOtv to serve “probably more as the face of the network. But once we sat down and I started expressing my point of view about the programming and the network, it grew into something bigger.”She said that, with the support of her own production company, she will be involved in marketing, branding and program development.“A network that reflects the modern Latino experience, but in English, must have the quality that everybody has,” she said.Lopez will also be the subject of a 90-minute biographical special, the network said.Among new series announced will be “Gotta Dance,” a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of professional dancers accompanying Lopez on a world concert tour.Asked if her on-camera presence is likely to extend beyond those programs, she said yes — “if we find a great show that I would star in anyway. But I always want to do what’s right for the network as opposed to using it as a vehicle for myself. That’s not the point.”Lopez laughed when asked if she would consider returning to “American Idol,” where she spent two seasons as judge on a panel that is currently in turmoil.“I’m gonna perform there (Thursday) night,” she replied. “I don’t know what else is gonna happen.”Looking ahead to the July 18 debut of the NUVOtv programming slate, she said, “We’ve given it enough of a facelift to launch, but we know we have work ahead of us.”Other series announced include “Rodney’s Joy,” a reality show about Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins as he takes on a new client — his wife, Joy Enriquez — as well as “Mario Lopez: One on One,” an interview show.NUVOtv is available in 32 million read more

According to the UN Office for the High Commissioner (OHCHR), at least 20 people had been killed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, in Alexandria and in downtown Cairo during protests since last Friday commemorating the fourth anniversary of the 2011 popular protests that had led to the ouster of then-President Hosni Mubarak. The death of a leading female activist, Shaimaa Al Sabagh, had been captured on video and in photographs posted on the Internet, after she had apparently been shot from behind during a peaceful protest in central Cairo, added OHCHR. “I have in the past urged the Egyptian authorities to take urgent measures to ensure that any excessive use of force by security personnel is promptly investigated, alleged perpetrators are put on trial and victims have access to justice and compensation,” said spokesperson Rupert Colville, reading out a statement from the High Commissioner at a briefing in Geneva today. “Hundreds of people had died during protests against successive governments since January 2011, and there has been very little in the way of accountability,” he underscored. The High Commissioner also said that all those who had been detained for protesting peacefully had to be released. “The long-term stability of Egypt is only possible if fundamental human rights are respected,” Mr. Colville said. “Otherwise, people’s grievances will fester and feelings of injustice will grow, creating fertile ground for further social and political unrest.” He went on to say that “it is in the interests of all sides to engage in meaningful dialogue and to make efforts to find peaceful solutions to Egypt’s many problems.” High Commissioner Zeid also condemned the murder of two policemen who had been shot at a checkpoint near the Pyramids over the weekend, and the death of a security officer during a clash between protesters and security forces on the same day. read more

first_imgOn stage at the vigil, his partner Russell gave an emotional homage to the “Deirdre to my Ken”.He said: “The pain I felt when I found out the news this week completely tore my heart out, but I will not let that pain tear away any of our precious memories we’ve shared”I feel robbed of my future, but I feel so grateful of my past.” Mr Hett had died just days before he was to jet off on a two-month trip to the US. I look like I’m going on a fucking hen do. thanks, bruv. #bemoremartyn— Dan Hett (@danhett) May 28, 2017 Martyn Hett Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett was remembered by hundreds of mourners at a touching candlelit vigil in his home town of Stockport this evening  Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett was remembered by hundreds of mourners at a touching candlelit vigil in his home town of Stockport this evening  His brother Dan attended the event wearing a personalised t-shirt, adorned with tributes to his sibling – including from singer Mariah Carey – and a drawing of him.”I look like I’m going on a f****** hen do. Thanks, bruv,” his brother wrote on Twitter, wryly. The 29-year-old had built himself a social media following thanks to appearances on reality shows Tattoo Fixers and Come Dine With Me. Flowers, pictures, candles and a Coronation Street-themed cake were among the tributes which amassed beneath a cardboard cutout of Mr Hett. Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett was remembered by hundreds of mourners at a touching candlelit vigil in his home town of Stockport this evening Credit:Mercury Press Hundreds of people have turned out for a vigil celebrating the life of Manchester terror victim Martyn Hett.The extrovert PR manager, famed for his tattoo of Coronation Street stalwart Deirdre Barlow, was remembered at a gathering on Heaton Moor Park in Stockport. Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett was remembered by hundreds of mourners at a touching candlelit vigil in his home town of Stockport this evening Credit:Mercury Press Martyn Hett Martyn Hett Martyn HettCredit:AFP here is what my family can see right now. <3— Dan Hett (@danhett) May 28, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

← Previous Story Kielce “did” job in Montpellier – THW Kiel win the “biggest derby”! Next Story → Women’s EHF CL 1/4 finals: Gyor against Vardar – Viborg VS Buducnost After the first matches of the VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16 phase, the placement among TOP scorers remained the same. FC Barca gunner Kiril Lazarov netted eight goals to mantain advantage ahead of last year’s “golden ball” winner Momir Ilic and “flying Russian” Timur Dibirov.TOP 10:1. Lazarov Kiril (MKD) 84 FC Barcelona (ESP)2. Ilic Momir (SRB) 76 MKB-MVM Veszprém (HUN)3. Dibirov Timur (RUS) 74 HC Vardar (MKD)4. Hansen Mikkel (DEN) 72 Paris Saint-Germain Handball (FRA)5. Gajic Dragan (SLO) 65 Montpellier Agglomeration HB (FRA)6. Bielecki Karol (POL) 62 KS Vive Tauron Kielce (POL)Dereven Alexander (RUS) 62 Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS)8. Balogh Zsolt (HUN) 60 MOL-Pick Szeged (HUN)Spellerberg Bo Dybdal (DEN) 60 KIF Kolding Kobenhavn (DEN)10. Mogensen Thomas (DEN) 59 SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER)Zhitnikov Dmitry (RUS) 59 Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS) read more

first_img Short URL By Cormac Fitzgerald 11,623 Views Mar 27th 2017, 7:46 AM Monday 27 Mar 2017, 7:46 AM The 9 at 9: Monday Here’s everything you need to know as the week gets started. EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #STRIKE: Irish Rail services are operating as normal this morning as Bus Éireann enters the fourth day of its indefinite industrial action.2. #SHOOTING: A man was hospitalised after he was shot last night in Dublin’s north inner city.3. #NO CONFIDENCE: Sinn Féin is set to publish a motion of no confidence in the Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan following the latest revelations about fixed charge notices (RTÉ).4. #HOUSE PRICES: The average price of a house in Dublin is now over €400,000, according to the latest report from the Real Estate Alliance.5. #RESCUE 116: Naval service divers will begin the next phase of the recovery of the downed the Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116, which will include attempts to lift the helicopter from the sea bed.6. #STUDENT ACCOMMODATION: Concerns have been raised over the affordability of new student accommodation in Dublin, with minimum prices of €249 a week.7. #POWER SHARING: Talks around power sharing in Northern Ireland broke down between Sinn Féin and the DUP yesterday, with the deadline around forming an executive due today.8. #TV LICENCE: The communications minister is looking at plans to expand the definition of the TV licence to include laptops and large tablets, according to the Irish Independent.9. #INVESTIGATION: A man has been arrested following the discovery of the body of a woman at a home in Cork city. Share Tweet Email1 1 Comment Image: Shutterstock/HandmadePictures Image: Shutterstock/HandmadePictures Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 24, 2016 – Governor Peter Beckingham said look out for a meeting likely as early as next week for UK Overseas Territories as the world and the British come to grips with the democratic process which essentially will bring an end to the UK’s membership in the European Union.  In a media release today, the Governor explained this,  “As I said to the Premier this morning, it is too early to say what impact Britain’s eventual withdrawal from the EU will have on TCI and the UK’s other Overseas Territories.  There is likely to be a meeting of the UK Overseas Territories Association with Foreign Office officials shortly, possibly as soon as next week, and the TCI Government will be kept closely informed as negotiations progress”. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgEarlier this month the company tapped Raymond Bianchi as group show director for agriculture events and farm shows, which includes Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, the Northern Illinois Farm Show, Farmfest and Dakotafest. Bianchi was picked because of his global experience in the trade-show sector – he started his career with Miller Freeman and then went on to CMP Media in Brazil where he acted as the International Manager; in that role he launched conferences in Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and Hong Kong.In February, Cygnus eliminated the president position previously held by Martin as the final move in a seven-month process to install a new, flatter organizational “architecture.” In July 2010, Cygnus announced a new organization around four affinity groups: Aviation, Public Safety & Security, Building & Construction and Agriculture. Each was to be headed by an executive vice president who acts as a point person for Cygnus in their particular market, overseeing sales, content and market for their brands. Cygnus Business Media is on a hiring tear, naming three new executives in as many weeks. Today the company announced Scott Bieda will take over as vice president of sales, Fire/EMS/Security. Bieda most recently served as vice president of Custom Solutions at Penton Media. “Scott has a track record of building innovative sales programs that consistently reach decision-makers and infuentials utilizing traditional, digital and custom media,” says Mike Martin, executive vice president of safety. His background and creativity will help to develop added ways for our customers to reach our audiences.” Last week Cygnus named Ed Nichols will director of public safety events that include the Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, Enforcement Expo and the EMSWorld Expo. Before coming to Cygnus Nichols was vice president of security events for Reed Exhibitions and was responsible for ISC West, where he managed sales, marketing and content development and was apart of the company’s brand expansion into Asia.last_img read more

first_imgNews The “Let It Be” sessions have more than 50 hours of archival footage that will be culled through and re-edited for the new projectPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jan 30, 2019 – 3:35 pm After the release of Abbey Road in 1969, the Beatles stopped recording together but the previous sessions of Let It Be were released in 1970. The album was released on May 8 and the film of the same name debuted in New York City on May 13. Now a new film is being prepared by director Peter Jackson of Lord Of The Rings fame based on more than 50 hours of never-before-seen footage.For his first documentary, 2018’s They Shall Not Grow Old, Jackson combined archival footage with 3D modeling to recreate British soldiers during World War I. Jackson’s remarks about Let It Be raised expectations more realistic FX will be used for the Beatles too. “This movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about,” said Jackson. “It’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together.” Facebook Email Twitter Let It Be’s title track and “The Long And Winding Road” both reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1970, and “Get Back” had already been a hit in a previous Billy Preston version. “Get Back” was a protest song, ridiculing politicians who whipped up voters’ fears of outsiders. On Jan. 30, 1969 the Beatles were recording a third take of “Get Back” with Preston on the roof of their Savile Row Apple Corps headquarters as police arrived to shut down their now historic performance. The sense that this protest song was the Beatles’ final public performance took on a greater meaning that stuck with the version on the album as well.Accoriding to a statement, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison are all cooperating on the project, adding the excitement.Giles Martin On Reissuing The Beatles’ 1968 Enigma ‘The White Album’Read more Peter Jackson To Make New Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Film peter-jackson-assemble-new-beatles-let-it-be-film-archival-footage Peter Jackson To Assemble New Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Film From Archival Footage last_img read more

first_imgEmami Cement, part of the Emami Group, announced the setting up of a cement-grinding plant in the WBIDC Panagarh Industrial Park in the Burdwan district of West Bengal, and said two other units are being planned in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.The 2 million tonne per annum (mtpa) capacity unit entails an investment of Rs 500 crore, and is likely to be commissioned by the end of this year, the company said in a statement. India is the second-largest producer of cement in the world, and is expected to move up further with a slew of initiatives announced by the Central government, such as smart cities. The company said eastern India represents a good business opportunity given the low level of penetration.”While the cement capacity in India is estimated to register a decent growth in the next few years, Eastern India remains one of the most under-penetrated markets. With this new project, we expect to capture this market potential effectively,” said Emami Group director Aditya Vardhan Agarwal in the statement.Emami Cement is executing a 4-mtpa integrated cement project comprising a clinkerisation plant and a cment grinding plant at a cost of about Rs 3,000 crore at Risda in the Balodabazar district of Chhattisgarh, apart from planning two cement plants in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.The cement industry grew at a modest 5.3 percent in value terms in the quarter ended December 2015 on a YoY basis, with the aggregate value of revenues of 18 cement companies at Rs 19,300 crore, according to a note by brokerage firm Nirman Bang Institutional Equities.The volume growth was 5.9 percent. The performance was mixed for various geographies.”The southern region continued to report volume contraction whereas a moderate pick-up in demand was witnessed in the northern region. Prices in the eastern region and some parts of Maharashtra touched a new low during the quarter, impacting the earnings of some Central companies,” Nirmal Bang said.The industry benefitted from lower power and fuel costs resulting in a fall in overall operating costs, despite the rise in other costs on account of the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) levy and higher provisioning because of the amendment to the Payment of Bonus Act, it said.The note said there would be a modest increase in cement prices in the northern region while prices are expected to remain firm in the southern region in the forthcoming quarter. Demand for cement is unlikely to see any major uptick as “construction activity is yet to witness a meaningful pick-up across India,” Nirmal Bang said.The major players in the cement business in India include ACC, UltraTech Cement, Ambuja Cements, India Cements, Shree Cements, Birla Corporation and Prism Cement.The Emami Group has interests in FMCG, infrastructure and newsprint, among others.last_img read more

first_imgSahitya Akademi is India’s National Academy of Letters and is dedicate to promoting literature in various Indian languages. Under the chairmanship of its President, Prof. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, a selection of 24 books for the Yuva Puraskar and 21 writers for the Bal Sahitya Puraskar has been approved. All these selections were made by a jury comprising of three members in the concerned language, according to the rules and procedures. All the awardees will receive an award in the form of a casket with a cheque of Rs. 50,000 in an event to be held on November 14. The Yuva Puraskar relates to books published by authors aged 35 years or below on January 1 of the year.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Bal Sahitya Award, for the first ten years had been given to an authors who have contribution to children’s literature. Books which are either translated or compiled are not eligible for the award. ‘Aparanha Downtown’ by Raka Das Gupta (Bengali), ‘Dark Horse- Ek Ankahi Dasta’ by Nilotpal Mrinal (Hindi), ‘Sulus’ by Anwesha Arun Singbal (Konkani), ‘Farthest Field- An Indian story of the Second World War’ by Raghu Karnad (English) are a few of the Yuva award winners. The list of awardees of the Bal Sahitya Award includes ‘His Share of Sky’ by Rashmi Narzary (English), ‘Mataki Mataka Matkaina’ by Late Droan Vir Kohli.last_img read more

first_imgCopy Windows 10 Share content to the Clipboard by Martin Brinkmann on May 20, 2016 in Windows – 3 commentsCopying content, be it text or images, to the clipboard is a built-in feature of every version of Windows.Simply select the content you want to copy and use Ctrl-C to copy it to the Clipboard: works with all programs that you can select content from including Windows apps.If you are using Windows Apps, you may have noticed however that they don’t ship with an option to share content to the Clipboard if you use the built-in share feature.This can be extremely frustrating if you want to copy a Windows Store link to the Clipboard for sharing for instance, but also in many other situations where you want to use the share functionality to copy content to the clipboard.In fact, there is no simple way of sharing a Store link using the Clipboard, as the option is simply not provided.Some users help themselves probably by using the share feature to copy the content first to one of the listed share options, OneDrive or Mail, but that is messy and prolongs the process.While you may find some links on Microsoft’s Store website, not all applications are listed there. Try to find the Get Skype application on Microsoft’s website for instance and you will not find it as it is not returned when you search for Skype or Get Skype.You can still open the apps’ profile page directly though but only if you have that link already.Share via ClipboardShare via Clipboard is an application for Windows that adds an option to the operating system to share directly to the Clipboard.Once installed, it adds a new option to Windows’ Share functionality.When you select share in a Windows application or elsewhere on the system, the new option is displayed alongside the others in the share menu.When you select the option, a new screen pops up that provides you with two options: copy a link or text to the clipboard.Select one of the options and hit the copy to clipboard button afterwards to complete the process.While that is still nowhere near as straightforward as hitting Ctrl-C to copy content to the Clipboard, it is better than not having the functionality at all.Once the data is copied to the Clipboard, you can paste it just like any other data.Closing WordsIt is surprising that an option to share content using the Clipboard is not available as a default option on Windows 10.Now You: Have you ever used the share functionality on Windows 10?Summary12345 Author Rating0.5 based on 3 votes Software Name Share Via ClipboardOperating System WindowsSoftware Category SystemLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgKeiynan Lonsdale perfectly responds to troll telling him to stop wearing dressesQueer actor Keiynan Lonsdale announces break from The FlashLove, Simon star Keiynan Lonsdale talks coming out on setRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : The night was full of amazing moments — including Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy kissing, and Britney Spears giving a great speech.One of the other best moments happened on the red carpet and involved Lonsdale himself.You see, he donned a pirate outfit for the big night and he looked good.Keiynan Lonsdale at the GLAAD Media Awards | Photo: Instagram @keiynanlonsdaleThe shininess of the satin! The striped pants! All that leather! The earrings! That choker.This outfit deserves to be put on display in a museum somewhere.It even rivals Adam Rippon’s leather harness at the Oscars earlier this year.Here’s another look at it:What a good smile | Photo: Instagram @keiynanlonsdaleHe even has a little pirate pouch hanging from his hip.Undoubtedly some will be less charmed by the outfit, but others adored it.‘Sexy buccaneer’i am LIVING for this look— Sky (@skyjelliott) April 13, 2018 GAYSTARNEWS- The rose choker for the win. You look really cute Keiynan— sean alexander † (@fearlless) April 13, 2018 KEIYNAN DID THAT Welcome to the #GLAADawards, @KeiynanLonsdale— GLAAD (@glaad) April 13, 2018Yeah, he did.Peace, Love , @KeiynanLonsdale #GLAADawards— GLAAD (@glaad) April 13, 2018The goodness didn’t end there, though.Lonsdale sent out his own message of inspiration, confidence, and belief in everyone the morning of the awards…There are a lot of lies when you’re in the closet, & it can make you feel like the worst person in the world – you are not. You are going through suffering, & you’re just trying to navigate yourself through it. One day you won’t have to lie anymore, & I’m excited for you — Keiynan Lonsdale (@KeiynanLonsdale) April 12, 2018 Yas. Giving us sexy buccaneer— Christian Lamar (@christianlamar_) April 13, 2018 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Bisexual actor Keiynan Lonsdale, known for his roles in The Flash and Love, Simon (and wonderfully queer music), attended the star-studded GLAAD Media Awards. Lonsdale’s fashion is a big part of his persona | Photo: YouTube/Last Call with Carson Daly eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more