Im not thinking about Neymars arrival Barca coach

first_imgMadrid: FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde continues to avoid questions over the possible return of Brazilian forward Neymar Jr to the club. Speaking to the media ahead of Barca’s friendly against Napoli in the US, Valverde was asked about Neymar who is being linked with a move to Barca’s traditional rival – Real Madrid, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. When asked if Neymar’s arrival would unbalance the Barca squad, he replied, “that is supposing he arrives”. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “We don’t know what is going to happen and I am not thinking about it. I am thinking about our next game and we will have to see what happens. I am working with the players that I have,” said Valverde. Barca have signed Antoine Griezmann, left back Junior Firpo, goalkeeper Neto and midfielder Frenkie de Jong for the new season and Valverde said he was “always happy with the squad” he has. “I have got some great players. They are players who, apart from half of a game (Champions League against Liverpool) and the Cup final, did everything almost perfectly. We have made some important signings and we will try to improve,” said the coach, who also spoke about the pressure ahead of his third season at the Camp Nou. “The Barca coach is always being looked at and people remember defeats more than wins. I accept that and we will try to win all of our games. That is what we did in my first season and last season,” he said.last_img read more

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The top 10 books on Apples iBooksUS

first_imgiBook charts for week ending December 23, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :iBooks US Bestseller List – Paid Books1. Becoming by Michelle Obama – 9781524763152 – (Crown)2. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty – 9780062008671 – (Harper Perennial)3. The Terminal List by Jack Carr – 9781501180835 – (AtriaEmily Bestler Books)4. One Day in December by Josie Silver – 9780525574705 – (Crown Archetype)5. The Reckoning by John Grisham – 9780385544160 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)6. Educated by Tara Westover – 9780399590511 – (Random House Publishing Group)7. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group)8. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins – 9781544512266 – (Lioncrest Publishing)9. Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci – 9781538761557 – (Grand Central Publishing)10. Past Tense by Lee Child – 9780399593529 – (Random House Publishing Group) (copyright) 2018 Apple Inc.____The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Morocco to Join Gas Producers Club by 2019

Rabat – As Sound Energy Company has completed the drilling of a Tendrara Gas onshore to a 3,459-meter depth, Interfax Global Energy agency said Morocco could be on gas map by 2019.Sound Energy, the European and African focused upstream gas company, announced that TE-7, the second well at the Company’s Tendrara license (onshore Morocco), has now been successfully drilled to a total measured depth of 3,459 meters corresponding to a vertical depth of 2,611 meters.An announcement by Sound Energy entitled “Tendrara: TE-7 – Completion of Drilling and Log Results” and reviewed by Sound Energy’s Moroccan Managing Director, Luca Madeddu, a qualified petroleum geologist, said the company has successfully completed a 700-meter sub horizontal drill through the TAGI (Trias Argilo-Gréseux Inférieur) reservoir. According to the same source, the company has observed significant gas shows from the TAGI sandstones consistent with those seen in the drilling of TE-6.The Company said it currently estimates a total vertical net gas pay of approximately 28 meters (roughly the same as TE-6, on a vertical basis).The horizontal nature of the well will have significantly increased TE-7’s surface area contact with the reservoir, which is anticipated to significantly increase the well flow rate, the announcement further read.The well will now be completed with a 4-1/2″ production tubing, after which the Company will proceed with rigless operations.Sound Energy added that an extended well test will follow the rigless operations for approximately 70 days to confirm production sustainability and to aid comprehensive field development planning.TE-8 Drilling to start as early as 2017As previously reported by the company, the group also intends to drill its first outpost well at Tendrara, TE-8, with the objective of both proving up significant additional volumes in the TAGI reservoir while also drilling, for the first time, the potentially transformational Paleozoic formation. While the precise location is still under review and subject to regulatory and partner approvals, drilling of TE-8 is expected to kick off early 2017.According to the Proactive Investors site, last week, AIM-listed Sound Energy, a well funded European and Mediterranean oil and gas exploration and production company, revealed it expects the first commercial gas from the Tendrara property in Morocco in the first half of 2019.A presentation uploaded to the company’s website ‘road-maps’ development, started with the horizontal well, TE-7, followed by TE-8, which will test the extent of the gas opportunity, according to the same source.The updated literature showed that the near-term potential of the asset could be anywhere up to 3-4 trillion cubic feet of gas.Tendrara could be a far larger regional play as it also has a 55% interest in the neighboring Meridja permit. Both are within 75 miles of a gas pipeline that plugs Algeria and Morocco into the main gas grid of Spain and Portugal, the presentation pointed out.Sound Energy has been one of the in-form stocks of 2016 and is up 400% since the start of July on the back of its success in Morocco.Provocative Investors quoted Sound investors as expressing their amazement at the flow rates from Te-6, Sound’s first well on the Tendrara acreage.Finance director Mary Hood in a recent Proactive Investors interview said: “Did the multi-TCF potential surprise us?“No, it didn’t, but, what we were looking for was a commercial flow rate of say 3 to 3.5 million scuffs [standard cubic feet or ‘scf’] per day, and what we’ve actually got from that first well, the T6 well, is a flow rate of 17mln scuffs per day.”She added: “It definitely surpassed our expectations.”Bound by the Atlantic ocean to the northwest, Algeria to the northeast and Mauritania to the south, Morocco has been endowed with gas-rich geological characteristics.However, the Kingdom’s dependency on imports has cheesed off the wider community of Moroccans nationwide and overseas.As the country covers the lion’s share of its upward energy needs through imports, the finger has been pointed at Morocco’s inapt energy policy, which is largely stage-managed by the government and the Office of Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM).One of the major Achilles’ heels of the energy policy in the country is said to be the lack of coordination between these two agencies; each of which seems to have operated independently over the past few years.The dilemma has also been attributed to the lack of development of domestic energy sources in a country, which is said to possess natural gas reserves that are presumably up to meet the requirements of the entire North African region for years to come.Observers point out Morocco’s ongoing efforts to embark on a set of projects aimed to slash the Kingdom’s dependency on imports.The newly-initiated power station Noor, in  Ouarzazate on the edge of the Saharan desert, will be the size of the country’s capital city by the time it is finalized in 2018.The project is expected to provide electricity for 1.1 million people, helping Morocco to bank thousands of tonnes of carbon discharge per annum. read more

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Weathertested residents brace for Dorian on Southeast coast

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. — Weather-tested residents along the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas are using their past experience with intense storms to guide them as they safeguard their homes and decide whether to heed evacuation orders.Johns Island resident Ed Bandarovich (ban-DARE-o-vitch) said Tuesday that he decided it was better to be safe than sorry and has boarded up his home.Dorian weakened to a Category 2 hurricane Tuesday after slamming into the Bahamas as a terrifying Category 5 storm with 185 mph (298 kph) winds.The threat of a direct hit on Florida had all but evaporated, but Dorian was expected to pass dangerously close to Georgia and South Carolina — and perhaps strike North Carolina — on Thursday or Friday.Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press read more

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Greece creditors narrow their differences in bailout talks

by Lorne Cook, The Associated Press Posted Feb 10, 2017 6:59 am MDT Last Updated Feb 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BRUSSELS – Greece’s finance minister and international creditors made “substantial progress” Friday in narrowing their differences over the bailout program keeping the Greek economy afloat, amid renewed tensions about the country’s future in the euro.“We made substantial progress today and are close to common ground for the mission to return to Athens in the coming week,” Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who chairs the eurozone finance ministers’ group, said after the talks in Brussels.Dijsselbloem said all sides have “a clear understanding that a timely finalization of the second (bailout) review is in everybody’s interest.”He said the 19 eurozone finance ministers will take stock of progress at their next official meeting on Feb. 20. Concluding the review could give Athens access to more bailout funds and pave the way for important discussions about helping Greece ease its debt burden, which currently stands at about 180 per cent of its gross domestic product.Greece needs to agree with the International Monetary Fund and its European creditors on more reforms to keep tapping the bailout loans. Although Greece insists it doesn’t have pressing cash needs, without the money it would eventually face the renewed possibility of default — something that nearly caused it to fall out of the euro bloc in 2015.Greece’s next big debt repayment deadline is in July, but officials want to solve its funding problems before then as key European elections loom as early as next month. The Netherlands goes to the polls on March 15, followed by France in April and May and Germany in September, and the issue of providing more loans to Greece is politically sensitive.Negotiations over Greece’s reforms remain mired in disagreement. The Greek government opposes labour reforms, and the IMF is at odds with European lenders over the extent to which the country’s massive debts should be eased.Dijsselbloem said before Friday’s talks that they would not be about debt relief.“What is on the table is the budget, the primary surplus, further reforms in the pension system,” he said.He said he called the meeting to give impetus to the process, which has dragged on for several months, but insisted he was in no particular rush and that “stories about a crisis are a gross exaggeration.”___Mike Corder in The Hague, Netherlands contributed. Greece, creditors narrow their differences in bailout talks A firefighter holds a Greek flag during a protest in central Athens, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Hundreds of firefighters in uniform have taken to the streets of the Greek capital to protest hiring conditions. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) read more

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Ohio State mens basketball announces Top 5 recruiting class for 2014

OSU coach Thad Matta lectures his players during a game against Ohio Nov. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 79-69.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta has officially finalized his 2014 recruiting class, and he’s happy with the group set to don the Scarlet and Gray next year.“(I’m) just very, very excited about this class,” Matta said Thursday. “I think the biggest thing with this particular class is we got what we wanted.”Matta announced Thursday the signing of four players, including two from Ohio, to complete yet another class that ranks in the Top 5 of the country.The four players Matta added to his crew for 2014 include guard D’Angelo Russell, forward Keita Bates-Diop, forward Jae’Sean Tate and center David Bell.Matta spoke about Tate, a Pickerington, Ohio native, first Thursday, calling him “a warrior,” and someone who can play multiple positions.“Everybody’s asking me, ‘What position is Jae’Sean?’ And I always answer the same, ‘I don’t know, but I know he’s going to be on the floor,’” Matta said. “He’s got a great first step. He can guard I think all five positions on the floor … You’re getting a great player and you’re getting a guy who is a Buckeye.”Matta called Russell  “another great guard at Ohio State,” even though it may be unclear whether he will play point guard or shooting guard.“Is he a point guard? Is he a two guard? I don’t know. I think we can run him at both,” Matta said. “He’s got the ability to make big time plays with the ball in his hands.”Russell is the complete package, Matta said, because he does all things well.“The first time I ever saw him play, he had six threes in the first half and the second half, he didn’t take a one but he probably had 10 assists,” Matta said. “He’s just got something about him.”Another player who Matta said “wants to be at Ohio State” is Bell, who is from Garfield Heights, Ohio.“I think we’ll bring his skill along, but he runs the floor, he blocks shots, he rebounds out of his area,” Matta said of Bell.Bates-Diop is another player that can do it all because of his athleticism, Matta said.“I think from the standpoint of playing multiple positions, he scores, he passes, he rebounds, he can defend, can handle the basketball,” Matta said of Bates-Diop.Matta said he and the rest of the coaching staff set out on the recruiting trail with mindset that they wanted to replace current senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. — which he said they did.“We feel unequivocally we did that with guys that can do a lot of different things,” Matta said. “I kind of like the position we’re in.”Matta and the Buckeyes are set to travel to Milwaukee for their first road game of the season Saturday, taking on Marquette at 1 p.m. read more

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Wake Forest transfer John Kuchno grows into Division I pitcher

With two outs in the fourth inning and a runner on first base, John Kuchno toed the rubber on the mound Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. Kuchno quickly stepped off the rubber, fired the ball to first and picked off Oklahoma State’s Devin Shines to end the inning, capping off his best start of the season. This was not a situation Kuchno imagined he would be in two years ago. Back then, he was playing his first year of high school baseball as a senior for St. Paul’s in Maryland. The next year he attended Wake Forest. Kuchno was a 6-foot pitcher who planned to walk on to the baseball team, but he failed to earn a spot. The Ellicott City native grew four inches in his first year at Wake Forest, and his luck began to turn last summer. His new height helped him add speed to his fastball, which is about 92 mph now, and he played well in a showcase event in Indianapolis, attended by new Ohio State pitching coach Mike Stafford. Kuchno said he got the call from Stafford while in a hotel room with his best friend. “He pulled up the Ohio State website, and there’s a picture of Nick Swisher on it, and I was like, ‘Nick Swisher did not go there,’ like, this is not happening,” Kuchno said. “It was a great moment, and I’ll hold it for my life.” Now, as a full-time Division I pitcher, Kuchno is coming off his best start of the season. He held the No. 19 Oklahoma State Cowboys — who hold a team batting average of .302 — to one run in five innings. “Wednesday you saw a step in the right direction,” Stafford said. “He has come a long way. Last year, he was just a student without playing baseball at Wake Forest, and now he is in a Buckeye uniform, pitching quality innings for us in midweek games.” Coach Greg Beals said that outing was exactly what he was looking for. “That’s the potential we saw in John, and hopefully he can build on that,” he said. “He could have a bright future ahead of him if he keeps pitching like that.” Kuchno has has his struggles this season and with that outing he reduced his ERA by almost a point, moving it to 6.68 from 7.62. He said he worked on his mechanics late the night before his start against the Cowboys and that Stafford suggested he adjust parts of his delivery. “Me and my teammate Jacob Hayes came up and just (kept) working on mechanics,” Kuchno said. “I changed something. Coach Stafford had the idea, and my delivery went over the head from the wind up and just moved my hands down in the stretch.” Stafford said Kuchno’s ability to keep his pitches low in the strike zone was the reason he succeeded. “I give all the credit to Greg Solomon,” Kuchno said. “He tells me to work below his shoulders all the time in warm-up pitches, and that’s really helped me out a lot recently.” As of now, the Buckeyes would be the fourth seed in the Big Ten Tournament. Beals said Kuchno would be more likely to get a start if the Buckeyes fell into the losers’ bracket. The way the tournament is set up, a team would have to win four to five games to make it to the end. “John, with that outing today, starting to show something, may be that fourth-game starter in the tournament,” Beals said. “That will be a big game when we get there too.” Stafford said Kuchno likely will be the starter in today’s matchup against Toledo in the Buckeyes’ last home game of the season. This year, Kuchno has appeared in 10 games, starting in seven, and holds a 1-4 record with 31 innings pitched. “I kind of imagined it, but it was more of my friends who were always telling me: ‘You can do it. You’re going to be good someday,’” Kuchno said. “It’s just a great opportunity to be here, and I’m really blessed to have it.” read more

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Former Ohio State basketball coach Jim OBrien hired by Emerson College

Former Ohio State basketball coach Jim O’Brien has been hired by Emerson College, a Division III school in Boston, to the same position. “We are extremely excited to have attracted someone with Jim’s talent and experience to Emerson. He will help the basketball program build on its many past successes,” said Kristin Parnell, athletic director at Emerson College, in an email to The Lantern. Hank Smith, who coached the Emerson basketball program for the past 16 seasons, left the program to “pursue other interests,” according to a Jan. 21 statement. Emerson finished with a record of 10-16 last season. O’Brien has lived in Boston, where he played basketball at Boston College, since being fired from OSU in 2004. He also coached at Boston College before coming to OSU. O’Brien was fired from OSU on June 8, 2004, after he admitted to giving a recruit, Aleksandar Radojevic, $6,000 in cash. Emerson does not award athletic scholarships. O’Brien was replaced by current coach Thad Matta. Matta did not return multiple attempts for comment. read more

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Ohio State mens hockey focused on the little things in weekend series

Junior forward Ryan Dzingel (18) attempts to get open during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternA week after going on the road to face the No. 1 team in the nation, the Ohio State men’s hockey team is traveling again, this time to Madison, Wis., to face No. 9-ranked Wisconsin.The Buckeyes (11-8-1, 1-4-1) fell in both games against top-ranked Minnesota last weekend, while the Badgers (13-6-1, 4-2-0-0), are coming off two wins against No. 14 Michigan Jan. 10 and 11.Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins, who made 26 saves in Friday night’s loss, said the way the Buckeyes competed against a team like Minnesota demonstrates just how small the gap between success and failure is in the Big Ten.“It shows how close the league is as a whole, and how close we are to being one of the top teams in the nation,” Tomkins said. “We just need to focus on the little things to put us that much higher up in the standings.”Like his teammate Tomkins, sophomore forward Anthony Greco said the key thing the Buckeyes must do in order to overcome the Badgers this weekend is look within themselves.“Our focus is really on us, and what we need to do better,” Greco said. “We’ve got to play as best we can and hopefully get two wins out of it.”The Badgers — much like the Gophers — are an elite team. They enter this weekend having lost only once at home in 14 games and averaging 3.55 goals per game, tied with the Buckeyes for second in the Big Ten.The two games against the Badgers this weekend will hold some added significance for OSU head coach and Wisconsin alumnus Steve Rohlik as he returns to the school where he won a national championship as a player. But despite Madison being “a special place” for him, Rohlik said his only focus is preparing his team to play a Badgers squad that has multiple strengths.“They’re as well coached as any team in college hockey. They stick to their systems and they’re very disciplined,” Rohlik said. “You’ve got to earn every inch on the ice against these guys.”After the disappointment of last weekend, Tomkins said getting positive results in Wisconsin would be “huge” for the Buckeyes, but he knows they’ll have to pass a demanding test to achieve that goal.“We’re expecting a hard-nosed, skilled, and fast team,” Tomkins said. “They’re ranked pretty highly for a reason, so we’ve got to come ready to play.”Puck drop for this weekend is set for 9 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday. read more

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Ohio State mens lacrosse wins 2nd straight game beats Delaware 159

In its first nine games of the season, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team had not tallied a road victory.That changed Sunday.The Buckeyes headed east to take on the Delaware Blue Hens, and after starting fast never looked back, notching a 15-9 victory.Sophomore attackman Ryan Hunter, who saw more playing time in place of injured junior midfielder Turner Evans, got the Buckeyes on the board first with his third goal of the season.Outshooting the Blue Hens 14-3 in the first quarter, the Buckeyes tacked on five more goals to take a 6-0 lead into the second.Matching the intensity displayed in the first 15 minutes, OSU continued to build on its lead when junior midfielder David Planning tallied his second goal of the game.Junior attackman Reegan Comeault, who finished the game with two goals and one assist, scored just over a minute later to extend the Buckeyes lead to 8-0 before Delaware finally got on the board.The Blue Hens (6-6, 0-3 CAA) registered their first goal from junior midfielder Jeff Heath with 11:07 to play in the first half, but the Buckeyes scored two of the final three goals of the half, highlighted by junior midfielder Jesse King — who notched his team-leading 22nd goal of the season with two seconds to play in half.The 10 goals scored are the most in a half this season for OSU.Continuing to pile on the goals, freshman attackman J.T. Blubaugh and sophomore attackman Carter Brown scored two quick goals for the Buckeyes to extend the lead to double digits at 12-2 less than five minutes into the second half.Taking a 14-5 lead into the fourth quarter, Delaware tried to mount a comeback as they scored four straight goals to cut the lead to five, but it proved to be too little, too late.Comeault would tally his second goal of the game with 38 seconds to play to ice it for OSU (4-6, 1-0).Offensively, the Buckeyes were led by King, who had one goal and seven assists. The eight points were a career high for King, who also extended his point streak to 32 games.The Blue Hens got a strong performance out of senior attackman Danny Keane, who scored five of the nine goals on the day for Delaware.Defensively, senior goaltender Scott Spencer, who started his third straight game in place of injured senior goaltender Greg Dutton, made nine saves in the contest and improved his record to 2-1 on the season.Up next for the Buckeyes is the Showdown in the Shoe this Saturday when they welcome to town the Michigan Wolverines. Game time is set for 11 a.m. read more

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Early preview for tonights live 810 WWE RAW in Everett

first_img Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Arrow Star Stephen Amell Getting In Shape For New Season Stephen Amell Says Oliver Will Be In Jail Longer Than Expected Stephen Amell Finds Inspiration With Cody Rhodes Friendship Google+ WWE RAW is live tonight from Everett, Washington. Scheduled for the show is an appearance by “Arrow” TV show star Stephen Amell to confront Stardust to continue their rivalry.WWE.com has a Five-Point Preview for tonight that you can view by clicking here.Check back later tonight for live coverage of RAW on Wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His BloodVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Cody Rhodes WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Stephen Amell Now Playing Up Next Christopher Daniels Taunts Stephen Amell By Wearing Marvel Shirt Videos Articles Pinterest Cody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His Blood Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 Now Playing Up Next Twitter Facebook Early preview for tonight’s Smackdown Live, WWE Hall of Famer in St. Louis for tapinglast_img read more

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CES Responded To Overnight Fire Off Funny River Road

first_imgGrimes: “We responded with three tankers, two engines, a medic unit, a squad, and mutual aid engine from Kenai. Total of 17 CES personal,and 4 from Kenai. We were able to stop the fire from fully extending to the commercial structure.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Crews with Central Emergency Services and mutual aid from the Kenai Fire Department responded to a structure fire off Funny River Road on Monday. According to Grimes the fire had extended into an attathced commercial structure by the time crews arrived on scene. CES Deputy Chief Dan Grimes: “At about 1:22am, we got a call about a mobile home fire, at mile 12, Funny River Road. The initial report was a mobile home fire, it was occupied, but all occupants had left the building safely.”  The mobile home was a total loss.last_img read more

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Huawei unveils smart glasses watches and headphones

first_img Tags Apple Mobile Accessories Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 0 See All reading • Huawei unveils smart glasses, watches and headphones Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Smart specs inside and out. Katie Collins/CNET During Huawei’s P30 launch event in Paris on Tuesday the company went all out on accessories.As well as two new phones, the company unveiled its own take on Apple’s AirPods, two new editions of its GT smartwatch and some smart spectacles.Built with the help of Korean eyewear company Gentle Monster, Huawei’s smart glasses mark a foray into a new product area for the Chinese phone maker. Expected to launch in July 2019, the glasses let you listen to music in stereo and take calls, thanks to beam-forming technologies. They also charge wirelessly. Pricing isn’t yet available. In our brief face-on time with the glasses, we found them to be lightweight — probably just slightly heavier than your usual eyewear — and a little big for this woman’s fairly average-size face and head. What’s impressive, though, is that there’s absolutely no discernible sign of any technology at all, no buttons and no bulges, and to the naked eye it would be impossible to distinguish them as smart glasses at all. We’ve come a long way since the days of Google Glass.Huawei’s two new smartwatches offer updates to the company’s existing timepiece lineup. First up is the sportier Active Edition, with a 46mm watch face. There’s also a version with a 42mm face, the Elegant Edition, which as its name suggests is sleeker and more sophisticated. Both watches feature Huawei’s Triathlon mode, letting you measure and track your performance in running, swimming and cycling. The Watch GT Elegant Edition will cost $259 (229 euros), while the Watch GT Active Edition will cost $281.img-4233The Huawei Watch GT Elegant Edition. Katie Collins/CNET Huawei also took the opportunity to remind the public it has its own AirPod rivals, the $134 FreeBuds, and to show off new wireless headphones called the FreeLace. These buds are connected by a wire, much like the Beats PowerBeats, but without the over-ear hook. Unplug one of the buds and you can also charge the FreeLace by plugging them straight into the Huawei Pro Plus’ USB-C port. They’ll go on sale in select countries starting April 11 for $112.img-2620Huawei also hopes you’ll invest in its wireless headphones. Katie Collins/CNET Share your voice Post a comment Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • Huawei Applelast_img read more

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Iditarod leaders close to White Mountain

first_imgAliy Zirkle blows through Koyuk in the 2016 Iditarod. (Photo by Emily Schwing/KNOM)Dallas Seavey and Mitch Seavey are within 30 miles of White Mountain, with Brent Sass trailing just a couple miles behind.The trio pulled out of Elim within half an hour of each other – Dallas at 4:11 a.m., Brent at 4:37 a.m., and Mitch at 4:40 a.m.Dallas Seavey is maintaining his lead by a few miles, but the elder Seavey overtook Sass shortly after the checking out of Elim.Mitch Seavey and Sass are running with 12 and 13 dogs, respectively, but defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey is down to nine dogs in harness.Aliy Zirkle is running in fourth place, about 25 miles behind Sass.Wade Marrs is more than 20 miles behind Zirkle.last_img read more

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Techno contra brings new life to traditional dance in Sitka

first_imgIf you live in Sitka, you’ve definitely heard of contra dance. And if you live on planet Earth, you’ve certainly heard of techno or electronic dance music (EDM).A lively crowd dances at Techno Contra. (Photo by Katherine Rose, KCAW – Sitka)You may not expect much of a cross-section between the two communities, but once a month at the Larkspur Cafe that’s exactly what you’ll find.Contra dancing is a type of folk dance, with European and Appalachian origins. It’s sort of like square dancing, but couples stand in lines. They progress down the line, repeating the dance with the couple standing across from them, all set to folk music.“I never liked dancing actually,” Ben Timby said. “Then someone roped me into a dance from the band. So I set down my banjo and was like ‘okay.’”Timby has been dancing contra for a while. He even met his girlfriend, Tiffany Justice at a contra dance in Asheville, North Carolina. Once she tried it, she was hooked. She loves all kinds of dancing, but contra offers a special sense of togetherness.“I had a few friends who asked me to try it out,” she said. “It seemed like it was very inclusive, which i liked about it. In the same night I danced with a 16-year-old and a 90-year-old. I just really really liked that I felt this sense of community in the dancing and it wasn’t exclusive in any way.”The couple kindled their relationship at Sitka’s traditional contra dance held once a month with music by a local group, Fishing for Cats. About December of last year, Thimby wanted to try something different.“There’s a number of us who’d already been doing the traditional contra dancing,” Timby said. “I think we were just sitting around having beers or at a jam and I just mentioned this idea, and Kari (Lundgren) was on board.”Lundgren is a contra dance caller, the person that teaches the group each of the dances. She is a longtime Sitka caller, but Timby wasn’t sure what she’d think about some of the music.Lundgren loved the idea, though there were a few logistical challenges. Contra tunes are between 100 and 120 beats per minutes. Techno music is more like 120 to 150 beats per minute. Tempo-wise it’s the difference between a stroll and jog. So, Timby and Lundgren had to find the sweet spot where upbeat music meets danceable meter.“Ben picked really good music. People can only dance so fast. You have to actually give them time to complete the move,” Lundgren said. “Some of the music has an extra measure in it. Sometimes we have to pause and go ‘and wait’ and wait and wait. Go now!”Techno contra also attracts a younger crowd, and often participants have little to no experience. Seeing a younger crowd at a contra dance helps keep the tradition alive,” Lundgren said.“The tradition is graying a little bit. When you look at some of the dance camp footage,” she said. “This is actually bringing in the next generation of dancing, and that’s the important part, is just keeping contra alive and making it relevant. Very likely some of those folks would feel confident walking into a fiddle dance if they were in Minneapolis visiting their sister.”The group is looking into holding dances in Juneau, Fairbanks, and even Bellingham, Washington and Portland, Oregon. In Sitka, techno contra has become so popular, the partipcants are considering upgrading to a bigger space for the next dance in August.last_img read more

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Kamareddy Vijaya Dairy parlour in every mandal soon

first_imgKamareddy: As it was decided to open Vijaya Dairy Parlour in all mandal headquarters in Kamareddy district, the authorities concerned have already selected the parlour organisers in 18 mandals in the district.The selection of the organisers in Sadashivanagar, Gandhari, Kamareddy and Rajampet mandalas is yet to be completed and IKP officials will complete the selection process within two or three days. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Once the selection of the organisers of all parlours is completed, then the Vijaya Dairy officials will hold a coordination meeting with Indira Kranthi Patham (IKP) APMs and parlour organisers. The IKP officials will provide financial support through Stree Nidhi and Mudra loans to the women, who wants to set up a Vijaya Dairy parlour, which can be used for purchasing furniture, fridge, fans and other equipment. As many as 14 varieties like milk, ghee, yoghurt, lassi, milkshake, paneer, butter etc of Vijaya Dairy products will be available in these parlours.last_img read more

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Bonalu celebrated in Nagasamunder

first_imgYalal: People of Nagasamunder village in the mandal offered Bonalu to the village deity on a grand note on Friday. The drumbeats, feats of Potharaju, dances of Shivasattus marked the celebration on the last Friday of the auspicious Ashada month. Sarpanch Kavitha, upa sarpanch Mamatha, Mohan Reddy, Laxma Reddy, Ananthaiah, Narsimhulu, Naresh were present.last_img

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SSC HSC results full of errors

first_imgStudents wait to know their results at a market in Bogura. Prothom Alo File PhotoExaminers make profuse mistakes in counting the marks of the answer sheets of important public exams such as SSC and HSC. Officials of the education board, teachers and guardians say even more errors in the calculations would be caught if there was scope for the exam sheets to be re-evaluated.This year alone, the marks of 4,312 examinees of the SSC exam were wrongly calculated, which was revealed after they appealed for their papers to be re-examined.Among them, 647 received the highest GPA 5 score after the recalculation. In fact, 619 students who had been failed in the exam, were given pass marks after their papers were scrutinised again.There were also objections to the results of the HSC exam published on 17 July this year. In Dhaka Board alone, 52,900 students applied for re-examination of their papers.In the re-examination process, only the marks are recalculated. And not all students appeal for re-examination, even if they feel there is something wrong. It takes time and money. So eventually all the errors are not actually corrected.With such miscalculations in the marks of the exam sheets, the students and others concerned feel even more errors would emerge if there was scope for actual re-evaluation of the papers. Many failed students would pass and the grades of many would change.The board has no scope for re-evaluating the answer sheets. A writ petition has been filed in court for scope to have the answer sheets of these public exams to be re-evaluated.Analysing results of three years After collecting and analysing the results of Dhaka Board SSC (Secondary School Certificate) and HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) exams held over the last three years, Prothom Alo found that the number of errors was not decreasing.It was observed that over these three years, 310,483 examinees of the SSC and HSC exams had applied for re-examination of their papers. Of them, the marks of 9,831 students, that is 3.17 per cent of the applicants, were amended.Following the amendment of the results, 1,187 students scored GPA 5. And 1,399 students who had been failed, then secured pass marks.Jayanta Barman was one of the students who passed the exam after initially being failed. He had taken his SSC exam from a school in Jatrabari of the capital city. When the exam results were published on 6 May, he saw that he had been failed. He did not believe it and challenged the results. After re-examination, his results showed he had actually scored GPA 3.28.Not all students who appeal for examination manage to have their marks changed. A number of students of Motijheel Ideal School and College were flabbergasted at the poor marks they secured in their English papers through these English version students were confident of having excelled.Two such students, Nafis Sadik Bhuiyan and Ismail Khan, spoke to Prothom Alo about the matter. They said they had thought there may have been some miscalculation of their marks. But they couldn’t believe that 28 students of their school could have fared so poorly in the English exam. This would have a bad impact when they applied for higher studies. They want a re-evaluation of their papers, but the board does not permit this.Chairman of the Dhaka Secondary and High Secondary Education Board, M Ziaul Haque, told Prothom Alo that the examiners must be given independence in evaluating the answer sheets. To ensure that there are no mistakes, alongside the examiners there is also the head examiner. After that if there are still mistakes, there is scope for re-examining the papers. But the law will need to be amended if the papers are to be re-evaluated.Shortage of examiners and time Officials of the education board said that every year the number of student is on an increase. At the same time, there is a shortage of qualified examiners. They have to check the papers and submit the results within 15 days. That is why there are so many errors.There are also allegations regarding the accuracy of evaluation. The students bear the brunt of all this.For every seven to eight examiners, there is a head examiner. There are two teachers under him. After examining the papers, the examiners hand these over to the head examiner. The marks are checked and the head examiner himself re-evaluates 12 per cent of the papers. It is said that these tasks are not performed properly.Exams results are now published within two months of the exam being completed and that is why the examiners have to submit their results within 15 days.Concerned officials tell Prothom Alo that it is hardly feasible for an examiner to accurately check 250 to 300 papers and submit these within just15 days. These examiners are teachers who also have to carry out their regular teaching duties and other responsibilities.Demand for re-evaluation Guardians, students, teachers and certain education board officials have said that re-examination is not enough because this simply entails recounting the marks. If an examiner mistakenly ascribes a zero mark to a correct answer, there is no scope to re-evaluate this.Speaking to Prothom Alo on 17 July when the HSC results were published, education minister Dipu Moni said mistakes are unacceptable. Steps are being taken to ensure no errors are made.However, she said, there is no scope to amend the law at the moment.*The report, origianlly published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabirlast_img read more

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Hate Crimes Up In 2016 FBI Statistics Show

first_img Share Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesThe seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau’s headquarters.The number of hate crimes reported last year rose by 4.6 percent compared to the previous year, according to data released Monday by the FBI.The total tally of hate crimes in 2016 was 6,121, compared to 5,850 in 2015. More than half of those incidents were motivated by the victim’s race.The FBI statistics are based on voluntary reporting by nearly 16,000 local law-enforcement agencies. Civil-rights groups, however, say the figures are deeply flawed because of what they say is systemic under-reporting.The Anti-Defamation League, for example, noted that nearly 90 cities with populations of more than 100,000 either reported zero hate crimes or did not report data for 2016.“There’s a dangerous disconnect between the rising problem of hate crimes and the lack of credible data being reported,” said ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt. He called for an “all-hands-on-deck” approach to get better nation-wide figures on the problem.Sim Singh, the national advocacy manager of the Sikh Coalition, agreed. He noted that the FBI statistics count seven anti-Sikh hate crimes in 2016, which he said “represents the tip of the iceberg.”“If law-enforcement agencies fail to document the true extent of hate crimes against our communities,” Singh said, “our nation will have a hard time mobilizing the political will and resources necessary to prevent and combat the problem.”The only way to fix the data problem, he added, is for law enforcement to adopt mandatory hate crime reporting.Still, the FBI data provides an overview of hate crimes across the country.There were 7,509 victims of single-bias hate crime incidents, according to the reported numbers for 2016. A victim can be a person, a business, a government entity or a religious organization.Nearly 59 percent of the victims were targeted because of their race. A further 21.1 percent were targeted because of religion, and 16.7 percent because of sexual-orientation.Of the race-related incidents, more than half were anti-black, while some 20 percent were anti-white. More than half of the religious-related crimes, the statistics show, were anti-Jewish, while a quarter were anti-Muslim.In cases where law enforcement was able to identify the perpetrator, 46.3 percent were white and 26.1 percent were black.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Cloud Migration Services Market 2019 Global Industry Size Demand Growth Analysis

first_imgCloud migration services Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications or other business elements to a cloud computing environment. The general goal or benefit of any cloud migration is to host applications and data in the most effective IT environment possible, based on factors such as cost, performance and security.The report offers an extensive analysis of key drivers, leading market players, key segments, and regions. Besides this, the experts have deeply studied different geographical areas and presented a competitive scenario to assist new entrants, leading market players, and investors determine emerging economies. These insights offered in the report would benefit market players to formulate strategies for the future and gain a strong position in the global market.Download Sample Copy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3215288?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTop Market Players: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco Systems, International Business Machines (IBM), Onepath, Synoptek, LLC., Google, Astadia, WSM, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Microsoft CorporationThe report begins with a brief introduction and market overview of the Cloud Migration Services industry followed by its market scope and size. Next, the report provides an overview of market segmentation such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities for the market are also listed, along with current trends and policies in the industry.The report provides a detailed study of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. Furthermore, various regions related to the growth of the market are analyzed in the report. These regions include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Besides this, the research demonstrates the growth trends and upcoming opportunities in every region.Analysts have revealed that the Cloud Migration Services market has shown several significant developments over the past few years. The report offers sound predictions on market value and volume that can be beneficial for the market players, investors, stakeholders, and new entrants to gain detailed insights and obtain a leading position in the market.Additionally, the report offers an in-depth analysis of key market players functioning in the global Cloud Migration Services industry.The research presents the performance of each player active in the global Cloud Migration Services market. It also offers a summary and highlights the current advancements of each player in the market. This piece of data is a great source of study material for the investors and stakeholders interested in the market. In addition, the report offers insights on suppliers, buyers, and merchants in the market. Along with this, a comprehensive analysis of consumption, market share, and growth rate of each application is offered for the historic period.The report clearly shows that the Cloud Migration Services industry has achieved remarkable progress since 2019 with numerous significant developments boosting the growth of the market. This report is prepared based on a detailed assessment of the industry by experts. To conclude, stakeholders, investors, product managers, marketing executives, and other experts in search of factual data on supply, demand, and future predictions would find the report valuable.Avail Discount on Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3215288?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTable of ContentsChapter 1 provides an overview of Cloud Migration Services market, containing global revenue, global production, sales, and CAGR. The forecast and analysis of Cloud Migration Services market by type, application, and region are also presented in this chapter.Chapter 2 is about the market landscape and major players. It provides competitive situation and market concentration status along with the basic information of these players.Chapter 3 provides a full-scale analysis of major players in Cloud Migration Services industry. The basic information, as well as the profiles, applications and specifications of products market performance along with Business Overview are offered.Chapter 4 gives a worldwide view of Cloud Migration Services market. It includes production, market share revenue, price, and the growth rate by type.Chapter 5 focuses on the application of Cloud Migration Services, by analyzing the consumption and its growth rate of each application.Chapter 6 is about production, consumption, export, and import of Cloud Migration Services in each region.Chapter 7 pays attention to the production, revenue, price and gross margin of Cloud Migration Services in markets of different regions. The analysis on production, revenue, price and gross margin of the global market is covered in this part.Chapter 8 concentrates on manufacturing analysis, including key raw material analysis, cost structure analysis and process analysis, making up a comprehensive analysis of manufacturing cost.Chapter 9 introduces the industrial chain of Cloud Migration Services. Industrial chain analysis, raw material sources and downstream buyers are analyzed in this chapter.Chapter 10 provides clear insights into market dynamics.Chapter 11 prospects the whole Cloud Migration Services market, including the global production and revenue forecast, regional forecast. It also foresees the Cloud Migration Services market by type and application.Chapter 12 concludes the research findings and refines all the highlights of the study.Chapter 13 introduces the research methodology and sources of research data for your understanding.About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. 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