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Bomb Targets Cypriot Soccer Ref

first_imgNICOSIA — Cypriot police say a pipe bomb caused extensive damage to a car belonging to the wife of a soccer referee.Police say a low-yield bomb went off Feb. 27 in the pre-dawn hours outside the 38-year-old referee’s home in the Larnaca suburb of Aradippou.Police say the motive for the attack appears to be related to the referee’s job.It is the fifth such attack against a referee’s property in the last year. Last month, referees boycotted all soccer matches for a week in retaliation to a midnight bomb attack at the home of a colleague’s mother.Cyprus Referees’ Association Chairman Michalis Argyrou tells The Associated Press that his group will meet later Feb. 27 to decide on a response to the latest attack.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Kane, Lloris Seal Tottenham’s Progress in Champions League (Pics)

first_imgDORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund’s hopes of an unlikely comeback were denied by Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane as Tottenham reached the Champions League quarterfinals with a 1-0 win on Tuesday.Kane’s 49th-minute strike after Lloris had made a series of outstanding saves ensured the visitors completed a 4-0 win on aggregate after securing a comfortable lead in the first leg of their last-16 meeting.Moussa Sissoko played the ball into Kane’s path and the England striker, who missed the first leg with an ankle injury, picked his spot before dispatching an unstoppable effort past Roman Buerki in the Dortmund goal.Dortmund players leave the field at the end of the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur at the BVB stadium in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Tottenham won 1-0. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)Dortmund needed to overturn a three-goal deficit and duly dominated the game in terms of possession and chances, offering the visitors no respite.Jan Vertonghen made a crucial interception to deny Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer went close before Lloris made a brilliant reflex save to thwart Reus’ deflected shot.Son Heung-min, who sparked Tottenham’s win in the first leg, had the visitors’ first big chance after half an hour played, but spurned the opportunity with Marius Wolf tracking back to put him off.Dortmund responded with even more pressure. Julian Weigl, Reus, and Goetze all went agonizingly close — the latter denied by a fingertip save from the outstanding Lloris.Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus gestures during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur at the BVB stadium in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)It was the home side’s ninth attempt on goal. By the time the first half ended, Dortmund was up to 11 — and still scoreless.Reus flashed an effort across the face of goal as Dortmund started the second half in the same vein, but then Kane ended any remaining suspense.It was the first goal Dortmund conceded at home in the competition this season.In Tuesday’s other game, Ajax knocked three-time defending champion Real Madrid out with a 4-1 away victory, progressing 5-3 on aggregate.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Nigeria’s Oil Ban Lifted

first_imgzoom Nigeria’s national oil company NNPC has lifted the ban on 113 tankers imposed in July, according to a letter released by the corporation on September 8th, Reuters reports.According to the NNPC letter, also seen by Platts, the president had approved the consideration of all incoming ships into the Nigerian waters “subject to receipt of a Letter of Comfort from all terminal operators and off-takers of Nigerian Oil and Gas as guarantee that nominated ships are free and will not be utilized for any illegal activity whatsoever.”The ban was ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 15th, but reasons behind the decision had not been disclosed. However, it is believed that the move was triggered by the country’s efforts to curb illegal oil trading.The list of tankers attached to the ban consisted of mostly Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), with some ship names appearing twice and others that have been absent from Nigerian waters for quite some time like the Happiness, the Huge and the Diona, operated by Iranian group NITC. Without the doubles, a total of 102 ships remained blacklisted.The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko) opposed the ban urging for its immediate lifting. Namely, many members of Intertanko were not sending any of their ships to Nigeria because of fears they could be impounded, a VLCC broker in Singapore is cited by Platts as saying.These involved even shipowners that did not have any ships included in the ban.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Province Extends Deadline for Written Submissions on Energy Strategy

first_imgThe Department of Energy is extending the deadline for written submissions on its renewed energy strategy and climate change action plan. Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 11. Under the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, Nova Scotia has established a target to have one of the cleanest and most sustainable environments in the world by 2020. “The province has set a deadline of 2020 for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions 10 per cent below 1990 levels,” said Energy Minister Richard Hurlburt. “We’re committed to achieving that goal while maintaining a strong and growing economy.” Meeting these targets requires a renewed energy strategy and climate change action plan. The province is seeking the public’s views on the new policy. The province has created two documents, Consultation Paper: Nova Scotia’s Renewed Energy Strategy and A Background Paper to Guide Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Action Plan, to help inform public discussion. The first deals with broad energy policy and the second with climate change — especially action to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The documents are online in English and French at www.gov.ns.ca/energy/energystrategy . Submissions can be mailed to Energy Strategy, P.O. Box 2664, Halifax, N.S., B3J 3P7, or e-mailed to energystrategy@gov.ns.ca . The Department of Energy is conducting a dozen public consultation workshops on energy strategy at locations around the province. Information from workshops and written submissions will be used to create the Energy Strategy and the Climate Action Plan, scheduled for release in the spring.last_img read more

Second child dies in northern Ontario First Nation in a month

first_imgHEARST, Ont. – A Northern Ontario First Nation is dealing with the death of another child, the second in less than a month.Ontario Provincial Police say they were called early Saturday morning to assist emergency responders with a three-year-old child in medical distress at the Constance Lake First Nation near Hearst, Ont.The little girl was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.An autopsy is to be performed on Monday and the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch is assisting with the investigation.The little girl’s death comes three weeks after a four-year-girl died on First Nation territory.An autopsy failed to determine the cause of death in that case and further testing was being done.A police news release on Saturday did not say whether or not there is a link between the two deaths.last_img read more

Winning 50M Lotto Max ticket sold in Hamilton

Hamilton has a new millionaire.The winning ticket from Friday night’s Lotto Max draw, which is worth $50 million, was sold in the city.The winner won’t be known until they come forward, which could as early as Monday.One expert says there are some common mistakes lottery winners make.Marvin Ryder from the DeGroote School of Business says, “The first problem people have when they win the lottery whether it’s 50 million or 10 million is that they get it in their head that it’s a limitless supply of money.”Ryder recommends winners pay off their mortgage, credit cards and car loans.Before you even think about buying anyone anything special, Ryder suggests you make a plan.If you didn’t win this week don’t worry because next week’s draw is worth $12 million. read more

Annan transmits report on Hariri murder probe to Security Council

Mr. Annan received the report from Serge Brammertz, the Commissioner of the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) dealing with the bombing, which in addition to killing the premier also took the lives of 22 others. The Security Council has scheduled an open meeting and consultations to discuss the report with Mr. Brammertz on Wednesday, 14 June, the spokesman said. In his last report, submitted in March, Mr. Brammertz noted that with the expansion of the Commission’s mandate and the prospect of a tribunal of international character on the horizon, the work of the panel had entered into a new phase. Since then, he has held a number of high-level meetings, including with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.The Security Council set up UNIIIC after an earlier UN mission found Lebanon’s own investigation seriously flawed and Syria primarily responsible for the political tension preceding Mr. Hariri’s murder. read more

Windies victory another step on a big ladder says thrilled Law

(CMC) West Indies Head Coach Stuart Law has hailed Sunday’s sensational win over India, but cautioned it was just one step on a long road back for the embattled Caribbean side.The Windies looked down down and out when they stumbled to 189 for nine off their 50 overs, batting first in the fourth One-Day International. But they rallied to bundle out the Indians for 178, and clinch an amazing, 11-run victory.“I believe in these boys. I believe they have got the skill,” the Australian told reporters following the result at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.“We beat Pakistan a couple of weeks ago chasing down 300, and now we’ve defended a reasonably small total against India — two of the best teams in the world we’ve gone on to beat.“I believe they’ve got the skill, I believe they’ve got the talent, if we just improve their work ethic. And they’ve got to play a different game than they’re used to. As soon as we start realising that and start working towards that, I think we can start making progress.”He added: “Today is one step and it’s a big ladder for us, but today is one step closer to where we want to end up. It’s a lot of hard work and we are working hard, believe me.“The people of the Caribbean probably don’t see us working as hard as we are and I just want to let them know that we are very pleased that we’ve put a win on the board today for everybody in the region.”Entering the contest down 2-0 in the five-match series and trying to avoid yet another series defeat, West Indies produced yet another limp effort with the bat, as their batsmen succumbed to a series of soft dismissals.Openers Kyle Hope and Evin Lewis top-scored with 35, but no other batsman passed 30 as the Windies innings declined dramatically from a decent position of 121 for two.Law said while it was evident the batting still needed work, he was thrilled by the way the team had rallied, especially defending such a small target.“We showed tremedous fight with the ball in hand out there today,” Law pointed out.“Once again, our batting [was not up to scratch]. We got off to a good start but we didn’t quite capitalise. We desperately need one of the top six or couple of the top six to go on and get big scores to alleviate the pressure that we had at the end there.“If we had 240, 250 on the board it would have made our job a lot easier. But credit to the boys, the way they fought in the field. I thought the fielding was outstanding; the pressure catching towards the end was great.“I’m very happy, very proud but we’ve still got plenty of work to do. But we’re definitely going to enjoy this one.”The final match of the series is set for Sabina Park in Jamiaca on Thursday. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBatsmen hold the key against Indians – coachJune 21, 2017In “latest news”Head coach laments lack of edge in Windies effortsJune 26, 2017In “latest news”Holder urges Windies to ‘lift game’ against EnglandJanuary 12, 2019In “Sports” read more

IVSC project aims to improve mining valuation guidance

first_imgThe International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) has announced the launch of a new project designed to provide greater valuation guidance to the mining, oil and gas industries. The adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards during recent years has exposed many inconsistencies in how the values of mineral reserves and resources are being estimated around the globe, causing concern for financial regulators, auditors and investor groups.The IVSC’s project will gather views from all interested parties on the wide range of practices currently used in order to help determine the form and content of a future valuation standard. The project will be led by IVSC Standards Board member, and Deloitte Americas Valuation Services leader, Jeffrey Harder.Harder explains: “While there have been various initiatives in the extractive industries to agree internationally accepted classification systems for mineral reserves and resources, there are no equivalent standards for valuing those assets. Our project aims to identify a consensus from within the industry as to best practice and then make sure that this is promulgated and understood by both valuation practitioners and those who rely on the valuations.”A Discussion Paper is being widely distributed to industry participants and can be downloaded from the IVSC’s website, www.ivsc.org/~ivscorg/workplan/extractive-industries. Comments are welcomed before mid-October.last_img read more

4th Goalkeepers Camp in Makarska in June 2014

handball goalkeepersMakarska handball The fourth year in a row one of the greatest summer handball events and certainly the biggest one for the goalkeepers, International Handball Goalkepeers’ Camp in Makarska (Croatia) will be organized in June 2014 (18-24). In the first three edition of this interesting project, the most important names of goalkeeping attended beautiful Adriatic coast. Some of them are Thierry Omeyer, Kasper Hvidt, Mirko Alilovic, Danijel Saric, Marin Sego, Dragan Jerkovic, Mirko Basic, Enid Tahirovic, Nikola Blazicko, Goran Stojanovic, Nebojsa Grahovac, Abas Arslanagic, Vlatko Djonovic and many more of them. All the guests showed a lot of energy and spirit to help the young goalkeepers to make an improvement in their careers.Among the participants in the last three years were for example Mikael Appelgren, the Swedish goalkeeper from MT Melsungen or RK Gorenje’s goalkeeper, Benjamin Buric.One week in Croatia is the perfect chance for all goalkeepers to make a next step in their careers…INFORMATION:http://www.handball-goalkeeper.com/index.php/en/ ← Previous Story Strong France beat Tunisia 32:18 – Japan and Romania at friendly tournament Next Story → “Serbian Trophy 2013”: Serbia beat Angola read more

Investment company creates 50 new jobs in Dublin

first_imgDMS OFFSHORE INVESTMENT Services Ltd is to create 50 new jobs in Dublin.The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton today announced that DMS Offshore Investment Services Ltd is to create the new roles in fund governance and risk management at its European operations centre in Dublin.The company is a recognised leader in fund governance and provides services in fund governance, AIFMD solutions, foreign account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) services, banking and custody, outsourcing and trust and corporate Services.EmployersDMS employs over 200 people in its offices throughout Dublin, the Cayman Islands, New York, São Paulo, London, Luxembourg and Hong Kong.Bruton said that international financial services is a key sector which the government has targeted for jobs growth, adding that these extra jobs “is a further boost for this sector of the economy”.DMS established its Dublin office in 2011 to provide fund governance services to Fund promoters. In 2012, the company decided to provide a Management Company service to promoters who needed to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).AIFMD is an EU directive which will bring enhanced governance and monitoring of EU-domiciled Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) and non-EU AIFs being marketed to European investors. The new legislation comes into effect in July 2014.Derek Delaney, Managing Director of DMS (Europe) said that:With the requirement for EU domiciled funds to comply with AIFMD, we have seen significant growth in the demand for our services. We are ramping up our team in Ireland to meet this demand.He said Ireland has a strong and globally recognised international financial services industry which will provide the company with “highly skilled and educated professionals”.Read: Apple buys Dr Dre’s Beats for $3 billion in bid to boost online music presence>Read: Irish businesses are among the EU’s best for selling abroad online>last_img read more

Vienne des milliers de personnes manifestent pour les droits des malades du

first_imgVienne : des milliers de personnes manifestent pour les droits des malades du sidaAutriche – Plusieurs milliers de personnes ont manifesté hier soir dans le centre de Vienne. Elles revendiquent davantage de droits pour les malades du sida, alors que la 18e conférence internationale sur la maladie se tient dans la capitale jusqu’à vendredi prochain.”Même si on avait les ressources et les technologies, on n’arrivera pas à l’accès universel des malades aux traitements sans le respect des droits humains”, a déclaré Michel Kazatchkine à l’AFP. Présent en tête du cortège, le directeur exécutif du Fonds mondial contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme était accompagné du directeur de l’Onusida Michel Sidibé et de Julio Montaner, directeur de la société internationale sur le Sida. Derrière eux, plusieurs milliers de manifestants, dont un grand nombre arboraient sur leur T-shirt le célèbre ruban rouge, symbole de la lutte contre le sida.  Membre de l’association humanitaire Care au Kenya, Auma Obama, demi-sœur du président américain Barack Obama, faisait également partie du cortège qui, après avoir remonté en partie l’avenue du Ring, a gagné la place des Héros. C’est là, devant l’ancien palais impérial, que la chanteuse Annie Lennox, nommée en juin 2010 ambassadrice itinérante du Programme commun des Nations Unies sur le VIH, a donné un concert.  Le 21 juillet 2010 à 10:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Un labyrinthe dissimulé dans les géoglyphes de Nazca

first_imgUn labyrinthe dissimulé dans les géoglyphes de NazcaPubliant leur étude dans la revue Antiquity, des chercheurs britanniques qui ont travaillé cinq ans à Nazca, révèlent qu’un labyrinthe se dissimule parmi les représentations plus visibles et plus connues du célèbre site archéologique péruvien.Singes, oiseaux, araignées, mais aussi spirales, lignes droites ou autres formes géométriques : les célèbres lignes tracées sur le sol du site péruvien de Nazca sont célèbres par leurs dimensions et par le fait que seule une vue aérienne permet d’en cerner les motifs. Découverts dans les années 1920, ces géoglyphes sont vieux de quelque 1.500 ans et ont été tracés par le peuple qui vivait à l’époque dans la région de Nazca. Au total, plus de 350 représentations ont été étudiées. Mais pourquoi les membres de cette civilisation qui a précédé celle des Incas ont-ils tracé de tels lignes ? Calendrier astronomique géant, piste d’atterrissage pour ovnis, etc. : bien des interprétations ont été proposées pour expliquer leur présence mais celles-ci n’ont jamais fait consensus, maintenant le mystère. Mais en 1984, Clive Ruggles, de l’Université de Leicester, a repéré parmi ces figures… un labyrinthe, qu’il est revenu étudier plus en détail, accompagné de Nicholas Saunders, de l’Université de Bristol, au cours d’une récente mission de cinq ans sur les lieux. En vérité, la forme de ce labyrinthe long de 4.400 mètres est impossible à ‘déchiffrer’ vu d’en haut (contrairement aux autres géoglyphes du site) mais elle peut être perçue d’une autre manière : en la parcourant à pied. Ne représentant d’ailleurs rien (visiblement), le tracé se compose de tronçons droits qui s’enchaînent en changeant de direction, pour revenir quasiment au point de départ. Une structure qui confirme qu’il s’agit bien d’un labyrinthe, ont argumenté les chercheurs.Un labyrinthe peu emprunté ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Il est complètement caché dans le paysage (…). Quand vous vous promenez, le chemin [labyrinthique] qui s’étend immédiatement devant vous est visible. (…) [Mais] si vous l’observez depuis le ciel, sa forme ne fait aucun sens”, a expliqué Clive Ruggles. Bien conservées, les bordures qui délimitent le labyrinthe suggèrent que celui-ci était rarement emprunté. “Sans doute (…) l’importance réelle de ces dessins (…) résidait-elle dans leur création”, indique Nicholas Saunders cité par Sci-News. Néanmoins, les chercheurs n’excluent pas que d’autres structures similaires aient été construites à la même époque. Dans ce cas, il serait juste la seule construction dont l’intégrité a été préservée pendant toutes ces années et qui peut encore être reconnue dans le paysage actuel. “Les excavations mettent régulièrement au jour des objets restés là depuis des siècles et même des millénaires. Mais il est difficile de concevoir plusieurs lieux sur la planète où l’on peut encore découvrir des constructions humaines qui sont restées cachées à la surface du sol pendant 1.500 ans, simplement en marchant le long et en voyant où nos pas nous mènent”, précise le Pr Ruggles.Le 13 décembre 2012 à 11:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bahamas Treasury launches national staff verification includes MPs Senators

first_img Related Items:#BahamasTreasurystaffverification, #magneticmedianews, #treasurylaunchesstaffverification Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 2, 2017 – Nassau – A Government employee, Verification Command Center has been established to confirm the roughly 22,000 government employees across the islands of The Bahamas.   The Treasury Department is for the second straight year conducting a verification process, to record who indeed works for government.The verification notice for Government offices appears to have been leaked to the general public and is dated July 31, 2017 and explains that the process will begin in all islands next week Tuesday August 8  ending by August 31st.    The circular, confirmed as having come from the Treasury wants these weekly and monthly employed Public Officers and Senators and Members of Parliament to show up at the listed centers with their Bahamian passport, Bahamian driver’s license, their National Insurance Smart Card and their voter’s card.Overseas Government staff is not exempt from this head count and failure to comply, explains the notice, will result in a salary interruption.  There are centers established all across the country, with each site dedicated to an area of Government.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasTreasurystaffverification#treasurylaunchesstaffverificationlast_img read more

ASA Pleased at Chinas Entry to WTO Raises Concerns About New Biotech

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomes the news that World Trade Organization (WTO) members endorsed China’s entry into the WTO this week. ASA has long supported China’s participation into the WTO because it will foster even stronger ties with China, which recently became the largest single market for U.S. soybeans. China will formally join the WTO at the Ministerial meeting in Qatar in November.The final accession negotiations included further concessions by China on access for U.S. soybean oil imports. The initial in-quota quantity for soyoil was increased from 2.0 to 2.1 million tons, rising to 3.6 million tons over five years. More importantly, the U.S. was able to negotiate parity between soybean oil and rapeseed and palm oil with regard to quota growth, over-quota duties, and in-quota duties. These terms ensure that soyoil will have equal access with competitor oils to the Chinese market.“ASA is pleased that China’s accession negotiations have been completed,” said ASA President Bart Ruth, a soybean grower from Rising City, Nebraska. “Also, negotiation of equal access for soybean oil and other major imported oils was a key ASA objective, and we applaud the Administration negotiators who achieved it.”Ruth went on to say, “Our enthusiasm for China’s entry into the WTO on favorable terms for the U.S. soybean industry is tempered by recent developments in which China is preparing to introduce regulations governing imports of biotech soybeans approved in the U.S. and other major foreign markets. These regulations have not been made available in advance for review and comment by the U.S. Government or our industry.”“Moreover,” Ruth stated, “it is unclear whether there will be a ‘grace period’ before the new regulations are made effective. The resulting confusion has brought U.S. soybean exports to China to a standstill on the eve of harvest of another large soybean crop in this country.” Ruth concluded, “Any further delay in shipments could sharply reduce U.S. soybean exports to China in 2001, estimated at 5.7 million tons. Failure to resolve this issue immediately would set a very bad precedent as China prepares to join the WTO later this year.”In recent years, China has expanded its infrastructure that will accommodate imports of U.S. soybeans, soybean meal and oil. Its population of more than 1.2 billion is becoming increasingly urban, and the demand is rising for a diet higher in vegetable oil and protein.last_img read more

Google CEO on Paid Content The Reality is the Vast Majority of

first_imgEric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, keynoted the Newspaper Association ofAmerica event in San Diego this week, just as newspaper executives weredragging out and dusting off the old aggregator backlash, whining about “stolen” content.But Schmidt, during a Q+A session after his address,made some insightful remarks about online audience behavior with paidcontent, search and news. His address was obviously targeted at newspapers and news-orientedcontent, but his takeaways can easily be applied to any online contentpublisher. We’re all struggling with online business models and howvisitors want to consume content.Some key excerpts via Poynter, which has the full Q&A session transcript. On online content models: “I think from yourperspective you should assume that there’s a category of informationyou all produce that you’ll want to distribute freely. There’s acategory you’ll want to have on a per click basis. And there’s somethat you’ll want subscription for. The reality in this model is thevast majority of people will only want the free model, so you’ll beforced, whether we like it or not, to have a significant advertisingcomponent as well as a micropayment and a traditional payment system.”On how newspapers were good at repurposing content, but missed the engagement boat:”Theact after [repurposing content online] is a much harder question. It’show do you keep engagement? How do you avoid being just mediated with aset of stories that are aggregated with your brand on them, which iswhat’s happened to some newspapers? So in the case you were describing, if I were involved in thedigital part of a newspaper, trying to understand what to do, I wouldfirst and foremost try to understand what my reader wants.”On intellectual property rights:”I disagree with yourpremise that they will continue to erode. What I do believe is that allthese partially-thought-through legal systems are being challenged bythe ubiquity of the Internet. Just as free speech is being affected bythe fact that people are free to speak whatever they think even if wereally don’t want to hear them. It’s the same problem.”On online measurement:”We look at clicks and we alsolook at how long people stay on a page. And we can then infer interest.Your question is so good because it shows you how early we are in theindustry. We don’t have combined, accurate, audited ways of measuringaudiences, counting advertisers, all of which has to be developed as atechnology behind the businesses that all of us are going to build. It took many, many years for the same business structures to bedesigned for the audit circulation bureaus for magazines. The samething is going to occur and it will occur because it needs to. For ourpurposes, we use our internal information which is accurate, but as Iagree, there is not a uniform standard.”last_img read more

Chungs WalkOff Double Lifts Louisville to a 109 Win Over No 33

first_imgAprile was pleased with her team’s resiliency in the game. Meghan King (19-3) took the loss, allowing eight earned runs on seven hits and striking out seven in 4.2 innings. Sydney Sherrill led the Seminoles at the plate, going 2-for-4 with five RBIs. Louisville struck again in the fifth after Chung singled and Butler was hit by a pitch to set up Newman’s two-run triple which put the Cards on top 5-3.   Ferguson’s two-run homer extended the Cardinals’ lead to 7-3. Freshman Taylor Roby’s single set up Ferguson who crushed a shot that glanced off of the foul pole in right field for her fourth home run of the season.   Louisville 10 – Florida State 9 Rebecca Chung Postgame Interview Matchup History Chung’s walk-off double capped seventh inning that featured a combined nine runs as reigning national champion Florida State tallied six runs to overcome a 7-3 deficit and take a 9-7 lead entering the home half of the inning. The Cardinals (25-14, 6-6 ACC) countered with a three runs in the third, courtesy of a triple by Melton. Chung got the home half of the inning started with a walk and back-to-back hits for freshman Charley Butler and Newman loaded the bases for Melton who connected on her fourth triple of the season to even the score at 3-3. In a rollercoaster game that featured four lead changes and a tie, the Cardinals outhit the Seminoles 10-8 with four of those hits falling in for extra bases.Chung finished the game going 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run. Sophomore Maddy Newman went 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, a run and two RBIs. Senior Sidney Melton went 2-for-3 with a triple and junior Caitlin Ferguson had a home run. Preview LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freshman Rebecca Chung’s three-run double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh lifted the University of Louisville softball team to a 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State. With the win the Cards clinch the series, marking the Seminoles’ first conference series loss since 2012. Photo Gallery In the top of the seventh, the Seminoles capitalized on three walks, including Sydney Sherrill’s grand slam and RBI hits by Carsyn Gordon and Elizabeth Mason to regain the lead.   Florida State (37-5, 9-3 ACC) used two hits, a walk and an error to jump to a 3-0 lead in the first inning.center_img Trailing 9-7 in the bottom of the seventh, the Cardinals rallied once again. Melton led off with a single and walks to senior Megan Hensley and Ferguson loaded the bases. With the Cardinals down to their last out, Chung took the first pitch she saw and drove a shot that bounced off of the fence in right centerfield to clear the bases and lift the Cards to a 10-9 victory.   Next Game: at Boston College 4/12/2019 | 6:00 p.m. Coach Holly Aprile Postgame Interview: “I think that we rebounded from [the first inning],” said Aprile. “We’ve had some moments throughout the year when we’ve gone a different direction and we didn’t get over it as quickly. I thought we got over it, we moved on, and we were able to battle at the plate. We kept trying to make our adjustments against King – she’s a terrific pitcher who is very difficult to make adjustments against, because she’s making them too. We did a really good job of feeding off of each other and making them have to field the ball and give them plays to make. I was proud of that and it got the game going in our favor.”  Florida State now leads the series between the teams 14-6. This marks the first time the Cardinals have won a series against Florida State – and a top-five team. Chung caught four Florida State runners attempting to steal in the game. Louisville is now 12-4 at Ulmer Stadium this season. Roby leads the team with a .342 batting average. Chung leads the Cardinals with 27 RBIs. Butler is now on a five-game hitting streak. Watson leads the Cardinals with 112 strikeouts in 106.2 innings. With her run in the game, Melton increases her career run total to 137. She currently stands seventh on Louisville’s all-time list, needing one more to tie Jennifer Esteban (2010-13) for sixth. Melton also pushes her career triple total to seven and moves into a tie for 10th (with Esteban) on Louisville’s all-time list. Roby (8-1) got the win, holding the Seminoles scoreless on one hit in 0.2 innings of relief. Starting pitcher sophomore Danielle Watson allowed nine runs, eight earned on seven hits and struck out six in 6.1 innings. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster “The bigger piece is that this is a series win in the conference, that’s what we want to do,” said UofL head coach Holly Aprile. “It’s an added bonus that we have a terrific conference and the No. 3 team in the country. I think it was a really great battle, one of the most fun games I have been a part of.”  Story Links Louisville will hit the road to continue ACC play with a three-game series at Boston College this weekend. NOTES: Live Stats  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Four held for fish traders murder on Bankim Setu

first_imgKolkata: Four notorious criminals have been arrested by Howrah City Police in connection with the fish trader who was shot dead on Bankim Setu in the wee hours of Friday. Cops have also recovered large number of firearms from accused persons.According to police, following the murder on Friday, officers checked the footage of a CCTV camera installed near the murder spot. In the footage, it was found a few persons shot the fish trader identified as Tarak Bhuniya dead and fled the spot. After initiating a probe, cops came to know that a notorious criminal identified as Golab Khan of Malipanchghora was near the spot during the incident. On Friday afternoon police came to from sources that Khan was seen in and around Ghusuri area in Howrah. When a team of sleuths rushed to nab him, Khan allegedly fired two rounds aiming the police team and managed to give a slip to the police. Later, on Saturday night, cops raided a place at Bagnan in Howrah and a place in Burdwan and nabbed four criminals, including Khan. The other three accused persons are identified as Jitender Mahato alias Dendrite alias Karan of Nischinda, Gajanan Kumar Mallick of Belur and Dipak Das alias Dipka of Golabari. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataCops have also found one 7 mm semi-automatic pistol, two single shoter firearm, 20 rounds of live ammunition of 7mm and 40 rounds of live ammunition of 8mm and one sharp weapon from their possession. It is suspected that they might also have connection with illegal arms dealers. Police claimed that the accused persons are habitual offenders. Several criminal cases like, murder, arms dealing, extortion and snatching are pending in different police stations in Howrah against them. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBhuniya was going to the Howrah fish market on Friday to buy fish on his bicycle, around 4 am. When he was crossing the Bankim Setu over Howrah railway station, accused persons had surrounded him and tried to snatch away the bag containing money. When Bhuniya tried to resist, the miscreants fired multiple bullets at him. Two bullets penetrated his abdomen and chest and he fell on the road, bleeding profusely. Hearing his screams, some local residents ran to his rescue. Seeing them, the miscreants fled from the spot. Bhuniya was rushed to Howrah District Hospital, where he revealed his identity. However, a few minutes later, he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.last_img read more

SXSW 2017 The Simple Lessons Reshaping the Cities and Cars of the

first_img 6 min read March 11, 2017 Enroll Now for Free Entrepreneur is on the ground at SXSW. Watch our coverage for highlights throughout the festival.Some of the most interesting ideas you read today about transportation are topics the  Connected Car Council — and its network of automakers, entrepreneurs, technologists, mayors and policymakers — have been talking about for years.This year’s annual SXSW gathering, dubbed the C3 Smart Mobility Showcase (and planned for Saturday afternoon), focuses on how emerging technologies will fit into the context of cities. Entrepreneur caught up with Doug Newcomb, the president of C3, to learn about how transportation technology is evolving and what might be ahead.This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. Related: SXSW 2017: What’s Weird, Fun, Crazy and Amazing This YearA few years ago, having cities involved in an event like yours seemed almost novel. And now it seems like a given. Have we all grown up?  What I’ve seen, to use a sort of cliched phrase, is a sort of breaking down of the silos. We’re seeing the stakeholders talking to each other and that’s key — whether it’s the automotive and technology companies or the people from policy or research and media — and really get this networking effect. It definitely is maturing. A lot of the pieces are already in place, where someone may have the technology and it’s just a matter of connecting the dots. So I think that’s where C3 plays a role in getting these people together.Your sessions reflect the conversations swirling around transportation at that moment. What stands out in those conversations right now? Technology is disrupting transportation, and technology has opened the door for entrepreneurs. One of the things we’ll be showing at the Smart Mobility Showcase is Chariot, a crowdsourced transportation platform, which was acquired by Ford in September. [The founder] grew up in Brooklyn and started this business based on these things called “dollar vans.” Guys drive around, and for a dollar they’ll give you a ride. He developed Chariot based on that concept, but instead of trolling the streets, he put it on an app. They’re really providing last-mile transportation. He filled a need.There was just a story a couple weeks ago about Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company that was just bought by Ford for a billion dollars. It had been around since November. That’s a little different case, of course. But these entrepreneurs have this technology and it’s getting scooped up. You’ll definitely see more car companies and others making these investments. And there are going to be these profound changes.You see a lot of transportation solutions. Some survive, some don’t. With the most promising ones, what stands out?Jaguar Land Rover has a startup incubator, and I was on the selection committee for the inaugural class. There were two students who created a parking app leveraging existing cameras, like the camera that shows the parking lot at Rice University stadium, so that you could see, “OK, I’m not going to go on that side of the street.” That’s what I mean by connecting the dots. It’s filling the gaps and using existing ideas or technology to provide a service.Related: SXSW Lessons from the Founders of Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and MoreCities have realized that startups can keep them nimble — especially when money is limited for infrastructure spending. But linking public infrastructure can be tricky to execute, yes? I think that’s the maturation, in a sense, of the technology.  I don’t profess to be an expert in public transportation, but what I’ve seen is there’s an entrenched way of doing things. It is a certain amount of headwind, in a way, when you’re dealing with public-private partnerships. It’s going to be really interesting with the new administration that they want to invest in infrastructure. That’s going to be more of the bricks and mortar and concrete and roads, but hopefully there’s going to be some overlap. And if you’re going to build new roads and bridges and airports and all that, it’s time to rethink — I feel, I think a lot of people feel — how we’re going to do that to make it more efficient.What are a few really critical problems being addressed right now? Traffic and parking cause such inefficiencies, like fuel waste and accidents. Traffic deaths went up for the second year in a row. Cities can’t build their way out of this problem. I’ve heard Mayor Adler [Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin] say that the thing that people come here for, quality of life, could be lost. Cities like Austin are going to have significant growth. Let’s keep them unclogged so goods and services can move more freely.Bosch is showing a new technology at our event leveraging existing technology, ultrasonic sensors — the same sensors that tell you that you’re going to back into something and measure parking spaces — and connecting that to a telematics unit in the car and to the cloud. [This technology can guide drivers through traffic jams and minimize disruption to street traffic due to parallel parking]. There are major pain points and I think technology can help with these.Related: The Rules For Mastering SXSW are the Same For Mastering Life (and Every Other Conference)What’s an opportunity to be seized? What’s untapped as of yet? Big data is still a goldmine in all of this. With self-driving cars or some of these mobility apps, you start to see patterns where people go, how often they go there, at what times. I think that it’s kind of apparent but it’s still unexplored in a way. I think we’ll see how that data can used. And there are huge business opportunities for people involved in the space.What’s the one thing you’d like people to get from your event but also from what’s happening in transportation right now? Technology is going to create a new set of circumstances for cities, for societies and for economies. It’s like the internet 20 years ago. It’s always scary. You don’t know what’s going to happen. But it’s exciting.   center_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more