Mason Rudolph Named Top Three Heisman Favorite for 2017

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph heads into his senior season as one of the best quarterbacks in the country. To many, the Rock Hill, SC, native is one of the early favorites for the 2017 Heisman Trophy.In fact, according to Pro Football Focus, Rudolph is a top-3 favorite, only behind 2016 Heisman winner Lamar Jackson and fellow Big 12 quarterback Baker Mayfield. 10 early candidates for the 2017 Heisman Trophy: #OKState QB Mason Rudolph— PFF College (@PFF_College) January 16, 2017Rudolph finished the 2016 season with 28 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He was also second in the conference both in passing efficiency and passing yards per game. Pro Football Focus senior analyst Steve Palazzolo was complimentary about the OSU signal caller.Rudolph can get the ball down the field in Oklahoma State’s offense, as his 1,691 yards on deep passes led all Power-5 quarterbacks, and his 125.4 passer rating on deep throws led the nation.Rudolph’s chances could come down to Oklahoma State’s ability to run the table in the Big 12 and much like this year, it may be a late-season battle with Oklahoma that determines the conference and Rudolph’s Heisman chances.Do you think Mason Rudolph should be a preseason Heisman candidate? Leave your opinions below in the comments!last_img read more

Trump plan would channel prescription discounts to patients

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says it is moving ahead with a plan to channel behind-the-scenes prescription drug discounts directly to consumers.Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday his proposed regulation would encourage drugmakers, middlemen and insurers to provide any such discounts to consumers when they purchase their prescriptions.Drugmakers don’t provide discounts for all their medications, so the impact for consumers remains to be seen.The proposal would work by doing away with an exemption from federal anti-kickback rules that now allows drugmakers, insurers and middlemen called pharmacy benefit managers to negotiate rebates among themselves.It would be replaced with a new exemption for discounts offered directly to consumers.Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press read more

Highspeed internet advocate making headway

An advocate for high-speed internet between Delhi and Courtland has some positive news to share with her neighbours.Sharon Chaulk, who lives on Highway 3 west of Delhi, has been in touch with executive members of the South-western Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) initiative, which is preparing to accelerate the installation of high-speed internet in under-serviced areas of southern Ontario.Earlier this year, SWIFT announced $8.3 million for a pilot project in Norfolk County. Last Thursday, SWIFT told Chaulk the under-serviced area between Delhi and Courtland is “eligible” for funding.In an email, SWIFT COO Barry Field said his office issued requests-for-proposals for the Norfolk project last Friday. Qualified service providers have two months to design their networks, develop their proposals, and present them to SWIFT.“We will then complete our evaluation of the proposals and will focus on which proposals result in the best outcomes,” Field said in an email.“Generally, ‘best outcomes’ means more homes passed and more fibre installed. We anticipate being able to announce projects in mid- to late-October if all goes as planned.”SWIFT offers no guarantees. However, Field said: “I can say that we’ve designed the request-for-proposals in such a way to allow smaller service providers to submit proposals for ‘micro projects’ that would allow them to target smaller areas that have been passed over in previous network build-outs.“This is in contrast to simply providing all of the money to a single large provider that would most likely construct in a larger area that has more potential customers,” Field added.Chaulk also has taken her case to Execulink Telecom, the high-speed service provider in Delhi that has already extended this service into a number of hamlets and rural areas in Norfolk. On July 17 in Woodstock, Chaulk met with outside operations manager Jeff Soetemans, marketing manager Nicole Paterson and Andrea Atkinson, vice-president of customer service.“I presented our case to the team – the signatures, the petition, examples of emails from those affected, a map outlining the areas in which we would like to see the service installed,” Chaulk said in an email.“I represented everyone in my community and voiced our concerns and asked them if this was something they would be able to implement either in its entirety or a fraction.“I was told the cost to install per metre outweighs the return on investment. They install this service in populated areas where the return on investment is visible in a short period of time.”Chaulk has collected 118 signatures on a petition.She and her neighbours want Execulink to place fibre-optic cable in an underserviced area spanning about 10-kilometres between Delhi and Courtland. Addresses represented include Middleton Church Road, Rhineland Road, Schafer Sideroad, Fernlea Sideroad, 1st Concession NTR, Talbot Road behind Titan Trailers, as well as Highway 3.In a recent email to the Reformer, Execulink in Woodstock says there are no plans to place fibre-optic cable in this zone because the Ministry of Transport intends to repair this stretch of Highway 3 in 2020. As such, no one — for the time being — is allowed to perform utility work in this corridor. Execulink confirmed their position this week.“The area between Courtland and Delhi is not on our current implementation plan,” Paterson said.“It is possible we may consider extending the fibre to the area just outside of Courtland in the future, but we would not consider that until after the MTO construction was completed.“We would also have to consider what other projects and commitments we have underway at that time. We will be participating in the SWIFT request-for-proposals process for Norfolk County and we recognize that this area does qualify for SWIFT funding.”Chaulk asked the office of Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand and Norfolk, to investigate and see if a work-around is possible.“I talked to the person at Execulink in the planning department,” a staffer in Barrett’s office said in an email to Chaulk last week.“He said the MTO issues you speak of are in the town of Courtland and aren’t an issue in the rural area between Courtland and Delhi. Execulink is just now in the preliminary stages of looking at expansion into this area as one possible scenario under rural internet expansions. He was aware of your meeting with the company president.”Barrett’s office goes on to compliment Chaulk for the manner in which she is pursuing the issue.“After talking to him, I think you are doing the right things to put this area up for consideration for rural internet expansion,” the email read more

East Timor UN mission expects large refugee group to return from West

The returns are scheduled for 12 September and will be coordinated by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in conjunction with the UN Peacekeeping Force in East Timor and the Indonesian military, UNTAET said.East Timorese leader Xanana Gusmão, the deputy head of UNTAET, Dennis McNamara, and UNTAET’s Chief of Staff, N. Parameswaran – who conducted talks with refugee leaders in West Timor – are expected to be present at the border when the group crosses. The returnees will be met by district leaders and welcomed with a traditional ceremony.The refugees, originally from East Timor’s Ainaro District, were represented in the negotiations by Câncio Lopes de Carvalho, a former commander of the Mahidi militia in Ainaro. These negotiations have been undertaken in close consultation with community and national leaders in East Timor as well as UNTAET’s Serious Crimes Unit.In related news, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees, Soren Jessen-Petersen, is scheduled to pay a one-week visit to East Timor and Indonesia beginning next week, during which he will discuss the situation of East Timorese refugees in West Timor and UNHCR’s role in supporting efforts to achieve durable solutions. read more

The new concrete sprayer Spraymec 5070 VC from Normet

first_img-Max theoretical output28 m3/h30 m3/h Spraymec 5070 VCSpraymec 8100 VC Concrete pumpNSP 30NSP 40 – max vertical spraying reach8 m14 m – Length/Diameter of concrete cylinder600/200 mm920/200 mm CompressorFAD 10 m3/min/7barFAD 12 m3/min/7bar Temperature measurement for ambient, concrete and accelerator temperaturesNoYes – max horizontal spraying reach16 m24 m Normet introduced its new concrete sprayer Spraymec 5070 VC with Tier 4 Final (Stage IV) engine in the Euro Mining exhibition in Tampere, Finland last month. It is designed for medium capacity spraying works and it can be seen as a “little brother” of Spraymec 8100 VC as it uses the same high performance carrier but comes with somewhat lower capacity spraying features as the “big brother”.New features include the new spraying boom SB307 providing good reach in tunnel profiles up to 7 m. The boom is equipped with self-lubricating slide pieces and roller to minimize wear and tear. All the boom movements are pressure compensated and have proportional functions allowing operator to create smooth and homogeneous tunnel lining structure.The Spraymec 5070 VC uses Normet’s low pulsation concrete spraying pump (NSP30) with a theoretical concrete output 28 m3/h and  FAD 10 m3/min/7 bar screw –type compressor which gives reliable and sufficient air supply for medium capacity spraying works.The same intuitive nozzleman’s interface is available for the Spraymec 5070 as is standard for the Spraymec 8100. This includes operator being able to carry out all spraying functions from the radio remote control and follow spraying process parameters though a turntable and movable multi-coloured display placed on the front of the machine. Ease of service is arranged through open access to all service points.Highly accurate accelerator dosing system either with mono-type screw pump or optional low-pulsation Normet LPP-D peristaltic pump is synchronized automatically with concrete outputNorsmart control system can log all spraying process and carrier data such as concrete and accelerator volume, dosing percentage, pumping speed, change of process parameters, engine and compressor hours, hydraulic oil system pressure and temperatures etc. The NorSmart system also provides full fault diagnostics.The recorded data can be delivered to supervisory checks via USB drive or machine data can be sent out to an external server via WLAN and GPRS..The available engine options for the Spraymec are Tier 3 (Deutz) and Tier 4 Final (Cummins).The Tier 4 Final technology utilizes SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and DEF/Ad-Blue (Diesel Exhaust Fuel) urea technology for exhaust after treatment.The new Spraymec 5070 VC is available for factory deliveries in Q4 2015. -Soft start unit with 400 VNoYes Concrete spraying control systemNordoser XEElectric controlLow pulsation sprayingNordoser XIIntelligent controlUltra-low pulsation spraying Spraying boomSB 307SB 508 E Engine optionsTier 3 (Deutz)Tier 4 Final (Cummins)Tier 3 (Deutz)Tier 4 Final (Cummins) – optimum horizontal spraying reach10 m16 m – optimum vertical spraying reach7 m11 mlast_img read more

Mirza Dzomba retires

One of the best right wings of the last decade, Mirza Dzomba (34) decided to end his sucessful career. Legendary right wing of Croatian National Team and many European TOP teams, doesn’t find a team with a expected level of ambitions and that is the main reason, why the winner of WCh and OG gold medals (as Champions League 2006 with Ciudad Real) said “Goodbye”.Last season, Dzomba spent in Polish Vive Targi Kielce. Before Poland, he played three seasons in C.O Zagreb. The best part of career were periods in Veszprem (2001-2004) and Ciudad Real (2004-2007). ← Previous Story Podravka wins strong tournament “Metkovic 2011” Next Story → Serbia has a new Women’s NT coach Croatia handball teamMirza Dzomba read more

Fine Gael cllr says Reilly must be stopped but its about policies

first_imgTormey, who is an academic in the medical field and chair of the HSE forum in Dublin, says that he has not received any feedback from the party on his leaflet, nor does he expect any.“I don’t worry about that at all. A FINE GAEL local election candidate has said that a flier that says that the Health Minister “must be stopped” is not about any personal antipathy.Councillor Professor Bill Tormey delivered leaflets to voters in Dublin North West expressing doubts over the Universal Health Insurance and free GP care for under-sixes programmes.In it, he says “Reilly has to be stopped. I intend to do just that.”.However, Tormey told that it is not a personal issue, but an issue with the policy.“The Universal Health Insurance system is flawed and not worth importing from Holland.” The purpose of education is to turn out autonomous individuals, who are capable of thinking, not automatons. I don’t do followership, I do leadership.“There should be vigorous debate within political parties about policies.”Tormey says that he intends to study the Dutch system in depth over the summer and says that he will publish his findings. He says, however, that none of this is an election stunt.“I’ve been saying this on my website for a long time. Nothing that’s in the leaflet is new.”Read: North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghanlast_img read more

Conspiracy to kill Karamanlis uncovered

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek political magazine Epikaira has unveiled a report on the Greek secret service that claims a conspiracy against then Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis was under way in 2008. The magazine writes that the assassination plot was named “Pythia 1” and was the brainchild of an allied country. The magazine claims that the assassination was to be carried out by a team of at least 20 agents the allied country’s secret service has in Greece and was connected to Karamanlis’s pro-Russian policies which the Americans and other allies did not like. The plot was allegedly uncovered by the Russian Secret Service during a hacking attempt on the telephone communication between the Greek and the Russian PMs and was subsequently intercepted. According to the article, the Russian spies came face to face with a group of conspirators following the Karamanlis’s motorcade. Source: Athens Newslast_img read more

Autolib en service le mois prochain divise les élus

first_imgAutolib’ en service le mois prochain divise les élusLe dispositif de voitures électriques en libre-service Autolib’ qui doit démarrer dans deux semaines ne fait pas l’unanimité. Si les municipalités jugent ce système extrêmement coûteux, les professionnels, eux, dénoncent une “concurrence déloyale”.L’an dernier, la mairie de Paris avait lancé un appel d’offres pour la mise en place d’Autolib’, un dispositif de voitures électriques libre-service basé sur un principe identique à celui des Vélib’ qui avait connu un grand succès. Remporté par le groupe Bolloré, l’appel d’offre trouvera sa concrétisation  le 5 décembre prochain avec le lancement d’au moins 250 véhicules. A terme, fin 2012, 3.000 unités sont attendues.Avec Autolib’, on va “faire en sorte que les ménages renoncent à leur deuxième voiture”, explique Morgane Garnier, chargée de l’environnement à la mairie de Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis), persuadée que cela va permettre d’”améliorer le cadre de vie et l’espace public”. Le syndicat mixte Autolib’ affiche un bel optimisme et Annick Lepetit, la présidente, indique que le dispositif a même converti quelques élus, initialement hostiles. “Le dispositif est finalement assez intéressant”, affirme désormais le député-maire de Châtillon (Hauts-de-Seine), Jean-Pierre Schosteck. Pourtant, si 46 communes d’Ile-de-France ont décidé de se lancer dans l’aventure, toutes les municipalités ne sont pas d’accord. “Le coût pour sa mise en place représente un investissement lourd, ce n’est pas en adéquation avec les besoins de la population [ … ] ce n’est pas prioritaire dans notre budget”, a indiqué Gérard Lambert, adjoint au maire de Champigny (Val-de-Marne) chargé des transports. Une augmentation du nombre de voitures stationnées De son côté, Fabienne Vansteenkiste, adjointe de Dominique Voynet en charge de l’espace et du déplacement à la mairie de Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis), ajoute : “Si c’est vraiment quelque chose qui va éviter l’usage du véhicule domicile-travail, on va regarder ce que ça donne”, mais “on n’y croit pas trop, on pense que c’est une véritable usine à gaz, le nombre de voitures qui stationnent va exploser”.Certaines associations et professionnels craignent même qu’Autolib’ empiètent sur leurs plates-bandes. “Hier les vélos, maintenant les voitures, ça va prendre beaucoup de places aux taxis et ça me dérange. Le préjudice est bien réel”, s’inquiète Franklin Robine, porte-parole du syndicat de défense des conducteurs de taxis. À lire aussiMal des transports : pourquoi est-on malade en voiture et comment l’éviter ?”Ça ne me paraît pas une opération sérieuse”, ironise pour sa part Jean-Claude Françon, président de la Fédération nationale des taxis indépendants (FNTI) : “comment croire que mettre une voiture en libre service ça peut être rentable !”, ajoute-t-il dénonçant la “démolition de [leur] profession avec l’argent du contribuable”.Un service public de déplacement écologique “Une chose plus importante pour nous c’est de pouvoir créer des services publics de déplacement écologique, économique parce que les coûts d’Autolib’ sont bien en dessous des voitures classiques”, souligne Mme Lepetit. Elle précise également que le groupe Bolloré devra verser chaque année une “redevance de 750 euros” par station “pour l’occupation de l’espace public [qui] pourrait rembourser l’investissement initial”. Elle répond en cela à Christophe Plonevez, président de l’Union des loueurs professionnels (Ulpro), qui dénonce une “concurrence déloyale”, et qui a déjà porté l’affaire devant la justice pour contester notamment “les subventions” perçues par le groupe Bolloré.Le 21 novembre 2011 à 14:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

CuriosityStream Review

first_img Watch: Bill Gates Reveals His Worst Fear in Netflix Docuseries TrailerPlex Enters The Streaming Service Wars With Cable-Style Bundle Subscribe to CuriosityStreamView as: One Page Slides1/201. So many streaming TV services to choose from. Where do you start?2. Netflix is still arguably the biggest name in streaming TV.3. Although it no longer has a free option, Hulu is a great streaming TV service that is worth paying for.4. From buying to renting to subscribing to individual channels, Amazon offers a bevy of streaming TV options.5. YouTube Red subscribers can watch original shows from streaming stars, but YouTube TV lets you watch actual live TV.6. Hook up a Slingbox and watch the cable and live TV you’re already paying for anywhere.7. You have to buy channels in bulk and still deal with commercials, but with DirecTV Now you get the real live TV experience delivered through streaming.8. Crunchyroll is the best anime streaming service if you’re all about subtitles.9. If dubs are more your thing, Funimation Now is the anime streaming service for you.10. If you want to stream shows and documentaries that actually teach you something, go with CuriosityStream.11. AMC Premiere just focuses on current AMC shows, but for Walking Dead super fans that might be enough.12. With Boomerang, tons of retro cartoons, from Looney Tunes to Scooby-Doo, can all come back to you13. FuboTV may be the escape from cable that sports fans are looking for. It’s pricey, but being able to easily stream live sports and more from dozens of channels with only one subscription might very well be worth it.14. Brown Sugar has all of the classic Blaxploitation movies you could want and then some. It’s niche, but it’s one of the most impressive niche libraries we’ve seen. 15. For the true cinephile, FilmStruck has a large collection of classic films from all eras and countries, including movies from the Criterion Collection.16. CollegeHumor’s Dropout provides premium streaming online laughs.17. DC Universe offers live-action adaptations of less familiar superheroes, like Doom Patrol.18. Along with presenting streaming services like Netflix and Sling through one box, Dish AirTV also lets you watch local over-the-air channels with an additional installation.19. Get a streaming media device to enjoy these services on your TV. Our favorite is the Amazon Fire Stick.20. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. As a dude, I’ve pretty much accepted that in a few decades a switch will go off in my brain and suddenly I’ll be very, very interested in learning as much as I can about World War II. For years, history buff dads have been satisfying their cravings for military lore with dusty old textbooks and the occasional documentary on the three-digit TV channels. But fathers of the future, and anyone else interested in actually knowing stuff, should be able to use the convenient technology of the future to keep up with the past.CuriosityStream is a streaming TV service chock full of all the educational documentaries and shows a cord-cutter could ask for. It super serves a niche, but it’s one of the most deserving and legitimately beneficial niches imaginable.After a week-long free trial subscriptions start at $3 per month. It’s so cheap; it makes me think CuriosityStream wanted to just be a free public good but the claws of capitalism got in the way. At least there are no commercials. There’s also no content locked behind the higher tiers. You just need to pay more to gain access to HD and 4K streams. CuriosityStream is also a channel on Amazon Channels, but you don’t need to go through Amazon to get it if you don’t want to. You can simply subscribe to the service directly.Once subscribed, you can entertain and educate yourself with CuriosityStream in the expected venues. Stream on your computer, on your mobile phone or tablet, or on your TV through a streaming media device. Again, most streaming services have this kind of functionality. It’s right in the name. But it seems especially helpful for CuriosityStream. Educators can easily present the programming in their classrooms as long as they have enough screens connected to the internet.CuriosityStream was founded John S. Hendricks, founder of The Discovery. And after sampling the impressive and vast collection the service has gathered in just two years, that pedigree makes sense. The main categories are science, history, technology, nature, civilization, and human spirit. But within those broad silos, you’ll find countless non-fiction videos on increasingly specific topics. From to The Secret Life of Snakes and The Ascent of Money to The Power of Volcanoes and Delphi: Why It Matters.For example, within the science category, you can choose between videos on physics or evolution or medicine or space. Civilization covers everything from politics to economics to travel. History caters to military and aviation buffs and more. Human Spirit touches on art, literature, and “character values.” Between acquired and original shows, it’s all very comprehensive.But it gets even more granular than that. There are so many videos, hours and hours and hours and hours worth, that each video has its own, highly specific tags you can search for. So if you enjoyed a documentary on termites and want to learn more about “invasive species” you can. The same goes for “industrial espionage,” “virtual reality journalism,” or “wax figures,” for all your curious Marie Tussaud needs.I wish there was a randomize button, like Crunchyroll, to live out my fantasy of metaphorically having different encyclopedias hurled in my face without warning. It would certainly stave off the potential boredom inherent to actually learning stuff. If the variety is too much, though, you can browse through themed, curated collections on topics like Oceans, Leading Ladies, and Just For Kids. It’s like Netflix for nerds, which should interest all of you reading knowledge of the educational video scene isn’t nearly as robust as CuriosityStream’s, but I did still notice some gaps in the library. It was mostly from sources big enough to be their own thing like National Geographic, Bill Nye, or Neil deGrasse Tyson. However, there are also surprisingly prominent inclusions like a fair amount of material from BBC and Stephen Hawking. And it’s not like videos on science and history need to rely on #brands to be useful.I’m already too committed to my frivolous internet life to ever try learning anything of substance ever again. While testing CuriosityStream, I foolishly viewed The Year of the Hedgehog thinking Sonic was involved and of course he wasn’t. But it’s not too late for you, or your dad. CuriosityStream may not be interested in entertaining you with the latest Hollywood movies or network shows, but it does want to inform about any educational topic you could think of, and it does a very good job.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

1129 WWE Smackdown Live Preview American Alpha vs Bray Wyatt and Randy

first_img John Oliver Could Bray Wyatt Return During WrestleMania? Videos Articles Videos Articles WhatsApp WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight from Columbia, South Carolina. Tonight is the go-home show for this Sunday’s TLC PPV in Dallas, Texas. Scheduled for tonight is American Alpha vs. Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton in a #1 Contenders Match, where the winners will face Smackdown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater and Rhyno for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles at the TLC PPV. Also scheduled is an edition of the Ambrose Asylum with guest James will have live coverage of Smackdown Live beginning at 8PM ET. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMatt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are OutdatedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 Google+ Bray Wyatt Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring Pinterest “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Matt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are Outdatedcenter_img First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Slovacchia: avamposto nel cuore del blocco di Visegrd WWEs Bray Wyatt Says Goodbye On Twitter Facebook WWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car Accident Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

County looking to fill peer educator positions

first_imgClark County — Clark County is currently on the lookout for youth between the ages of 12 and 19 that are interested in sharing their opinions and perspectives about substance abuse prevention among their peers.The county’s Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse program is seeking to fill eight peer educator positions for its 2017-2018 program year. According to a county press release, the peer educators are tasked with addressing alcohol and other drug use issues among youth in Clark County. The program aims to promote awareness of educational programs and advise other groups on substance abuse at the community level, while also supporting other efforts to curtail the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.According to the release, peer educators include youth who have never used drugs or alcohol, those who have experimented or used, as well as those who have completed treatment and are in recovery. To be eligible, youth must be residents of Clark County. Training is provided.Interested youth must submit an application, and finalists must participate in an interview. Applications and submission directions are online at: read more

Official Lyon sign Jason Denayer from Man City

first_imgLyon have confirmed the signing of defender Jason Denayer from Manchester City on a five-year dealThe City academy graduate failed to make a single appearance for the senior side following his arrival in 2013.Due to this, Denayer has now agreed to join Lyon for an undisclosed fee and is honoured to be there.“It gives me great pleasure to come and play for Lyon. After several attempts, this time was the charm,” he told the club website.“The club followed me for three seasons. This shows that they really wanted me and they know my game perfectly. It’s an honour to play here.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The 23-year-old has had loan spells at Sunderland and Celtic in the past, where he was named as the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and the club’s Young Player of the Year while with the latter.More recently the Belgian centre-back has been at Galatasaray on another loan spell, that saw him score one goal in 22 appearances to help the Turkish giants to a domestic double last season.Denayer has also made eight appearances for Belgium at international level.last_img read more

River rescue crews aid ailing seaman

first_imgFirst responders from Vancouver, Portland and several other agencies were mobilized Thursday after a crew member on a ocean-going freighter had a medical problem.The stricken man was aboard the Star Life, a 550-foot Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier.The inbound ship was just preparing to anchor, approximately two nautical miles downriver from Kelley Point Park, when a crew member had a medical emergency, according to a news release from the Portland Fire Bureau.Portland Fire Dispatch was informed of the incident by the Columbia River pilot’s dispatcher at 1:45 p.m. Columbia River pilots board vessels in Astoria, Ore., and accompany the ship’s captain as they navigate the river. Response to this incident was complicated by difficulty in locating the vessel according to the news release.A crew from Portland Fire Station 17 responded to the Star Life, boarding it via a gangway lowered from the larger vessel. Portland Rescue Boat 17 then requested assistance from Fireboat 6. Firefighters, once aboard the Star Life, were able to assess and stabilize the patient — an engineer who was having an allergic reaction.Using the ship’s davit, a crane-like device, the patient was lowered to the deck of Fireboat 6; it was then necessary to transport the patient to a waiting ambulance at Frenchman’s Bar, downriver from the Port of Vancouver. Portland Rescue Boat 17, specially equipped with a beach-landing ramp, was used to deliver the patient to the ambulance at about 3:30 p.m.last_img read more

Dunleavy Budget Draft Includes Full Dividend Not Back Pay

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s initial budget draft includes a full payout from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund for residents next year, but not money Alaskans missed out on during the three years checks were capped. By one budget estimate, a full dividend and back payments could cost $4.3 billion. Dunleavy has said the state can afford to pay those using permanent fund earnings. Tangeman said he thought the $75 a barrel estimate was not realistic. The forecast released Friday estimated oil prices for the coming fiscal year at $64 a barrel. Tangeman said that is in line with a forecast released by the department earlier this year. For years, Alaska relied heavily on oil revenues to help fund state government. But prices went into freefall in 2014, the year Walker took office, exacerbating the deficit. Lawmakers used savings to fill the hole as low prices persisted. Oil prices, for a brief period this fall, topped $80 a barrel. The price, as of Thursday, was roughly $62 a barrel. The Walker administration said the budget they were leaving behind would balance at an average North Slope oil price of $75 a barrel, which matched the Department of Revenue’s preliminary estimate for prices for the coming fiscal year. But Sheldon Fisher, Walker’s revenue commissioner, also cited the volatility in prices and delayed issuing a detailed revenue forecast earlier this month to give the department time to review what was happening with oil markets. Earlier this year, following sessions of gridlock, lawmakers decided to begin using permanent fund earnings to help pay for the budget. That created tension, because dividends are also paid using fund earnings.Legislators also passed a bill calling for limited withdrawals from earnings that, for the coming fiscal year, would yield $2.9 billion. However, critics of the bill have said the rules it lays out could be ignored. His budget director, Donna Arduin, said all areas of state spending will be up for scrutiny. “I have no idea what his plan is to balance it,” Wielechowski said. During the campaign, Dunleavy said he supported paying residents a full Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend and money they missed out on when payouts were reduced starting in 2016 amid a budget deficit.center_img Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman said separate legislation may be needed to handle the issue of back payments. He said Dunleavy has been clear that it is a big issue and one that he will pursue. “The state must learn to live within its means and we get there by making the tough spending choices,” she said in a release. Dunleavy is expected to make further changes to the budget that his office says will prioritize services and programs “that really matter to Alaskans.” The budget draft released Friday — ahead of a statutory deadline — was described as a starting point that works off the budget document Gov. Bill Walker’s administration pulled together before Walker left office Dec. 3.But Dunleavy’s draft relies on a more conservative oil price. And with the full dividend payout, Dunleavy’s budget office said the draft would leave a projected $1.6-billion gap. Walker didn’t include a full dividend. That legislation did not resolve how the money would be divvied between government and dividends. Dunleavy’s draft budget would earmark an estimated $1.9 billion of that withdrawal for dividends. During the campaign, Republican Dunleavy also said he wanted to reduce spending and limit the growth of government. His revenue commissioner, however, indicated that Dunleavy still plans to pursue the back payments. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, an Anchorage Democrat, called the current proposed budget “significantly unbalanced.”last_img read more

Area 51 raid event to see them aliens removed by Facebook

first_img Sci-Tech Internet Over 2 million people signed up for the Facebook event. David Becker/Getty Images In July a tongue-in-cheek Facebook event was created to coordinate a raid on Area 51, the classified military base in Lincoln County, Nevada. It became an online sensation. Over 2 million Facebook users signed up, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert gave it a spot on their respective talk shows, and the US Air Force strongly advised citizens against raiding the facility. But now, the Facebook event page has been taken down.It appears as though Facebook took the page down on Aug. 3 for violating community standards. Mathew Roberts, the event creator, posted a screenshot on his personal Facebook page of the notice Facebook had sent him saying it had taken down the event because it “went against” Facebook’s “Community Standards.””I never got any reason behind the event being removed,” Roberts told CNET. “I created a sister event which amassed about 15,000 people before being taken down for no reason.”After starting the Facebook event as a joke, Roberts is now planning an actual Area 51 festival in Nevada to take place Sept. 20, the day the facetious raid was to go down. He says he created another Facebook event, this time for the real festival that would take place somewhere that’s not a highly-classified military base, but this too was taken down by the social network. “I think it’s pretty reckless of Facebook, especially because I’m trying to direct people away from storming the base,” Roberts said. “And now I’ve lost my entire audience.” Roberts expects around 20,000 people to attend the festival. Facebook has been contacted for comment.The now-deleted Facebook event came with a brief description: “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” it read. “If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.””Naruto run” refers to the main character in the eponymous Naruto anime.The Facebook event created the Area 51 meme, which became a fixture on Twitter and Reddit throughout July. You can see some of our favourites below. Area 51 is a highly classified zone around 150 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada, a detachment of the famed Edwards Air Force Base. No one really knows what the base is used for, but it’s speculated to be a location for aircraft development, and as such Area 51 has become synonymous with alien conspiracies. The most popular involve alien spaceships or aliens themselves, all allegedly kept within the classified zone.The location reportedly received its name when, in 1951, the remains of the alleged Roswell UFO (said to have crashed in 1947) were brought to the base. In 2013, the CIA issued a 355-page declassified report detailing the birth of Area 51 and the U-2 spy planes developed and tested there.Originally published Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m. PT. Update, 9:38 p.m.: Adds comment from event creator Mathew Roberts. Facebook Comments 7 #Area51 let’s see them aliens— Ash (@taintdchinadoll) July 12, 2019 Share your voice The greatest alien encounter movies, ranked 41 Photos My motivation to study Vs. My motivation to get into Area 51— College Student (@FactsOfSchool) July 13, 2019 Tags screen-shot-2019-07-12-at-3-46-10-pmEnlarge Image Reddit/AnonEnigmalast_img read more

Kill Obamacare now replace later Trump asks Republicans

first_imgU.S. President Donald Trump looks down while speaking to reporters about healthcare during an energy policy discussion with leaders of American Indian tribes and U.S. governors at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 28, 2017. REUTERSUS president Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation.Senate Republican leaders had set Friday as the target for rewriting legislation for a simultaneous repeal and replacement of extensive parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the law dubbed Obamacare that expanded health insurance coverage to 20 million people.The deadline seemed unlikely to be met given that most senators had left Washington ahead of next week’s recess, without agreement on a clear direction for the healthcare bill, and Trump’s tweet did not appear to gain political traction.Financial markets showed little reaction to Trump’s suggestion, with the benchmark S&P 500 index edging about 0.15 percent higher on the day. Shares of most health insurers gained fractionally while hospital stocks were little changed.Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning, “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!”The White House said later that Trump was still “fully committed” to pushing the Republican draft healthcare bill through the Senate, although it was looking at every option for repealing and replacing Obamacare.“The president hasn’t changed his thinking at all,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.The current Senate legislation would repeal parts of Obamacare, roll back its expansion of the Medicaid government healthcare program for the poor, eliminate most of Obamacare’s taxes and replace Obamacare insurance subsidies with a system of tax credits to help individuals buy private health insurance.Conservative and moderate Republicans have spent recent days pushing and pulling the bill in opposite directions as Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell sought common ground. Moderates want more equity for low-income Americans, while conservatives are fighting to loosen insurance regulations.Shortly before his January inauguration, Trump urged lawmakers to repeal and replace Obamacare at the same time. Congressional Republicans had considered earlier this year first repealing, then replacing Obamacare, but backed away after some lawmakers protested that that approach could create a gap in insurance coverage for millions.On Friday, Republican senator Ben Sasse who had suggested that Congress first repeal Obamacare and then replace it, tweeted: “Glad you agree, Mr. Pres.” Conservative Senator Rand Paul also backed the idea.But others on Capitol Hill sounded annoyed. A senior Senate Republican aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that if lawmakers had been able to get the votes for repealing Obamacare first, then replacing it, “senators would have done that in January. It doesn’t have the votes, and it’s a waste of valuable time to discuss it.”Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, said the lawmaker would not support the strategy. McConnell’s spokesman declined to comment on Trump’s tweet.A senior House of Representatives Republican, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, said in an interview for CSPAN’s “Newsmakers” program that lawmakers’ goal should continue to be “not simply repealing but to start to put into place the elements that can make healthcare affordable.”last_img read more

Las Vegas Star Wars VR Experience Tickets Now on Sale

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Tickets for The Void’s “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” virtual reality (VR) experience in Las Vegas went on sale this week, as the location-based VR attraction is preparing to open its doors at the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes on April 27.“Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” is the latest multi-player VR experience by The Void, which pioneered these kids of location-based VR attractions over the past few years. In the new experience, up to 4 players get to roam freely across a stage with real props, outfitted with special VR helmets that incorporate an Oculus Rift VR headset, backpacks with mobile PCs for a untethered VR experience, vests for tactile feedback and VR guns to fight against the empire.The experience was produced together with ILMxLab, Disney’s R&D lab for immersive media. Both companies first brought the experience to Void locations at Disneyland Florida and Anaheim, as well as the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif. and Westfield in London. In Vegas, they now hope to bring location-based VR to an even bigger crowd.“Las Vegas is the experience capital of the world, and we are excited to bring a brand new, fully immersive location-based experience to the local market and out-of-town visitors,” said The Void CEO Cliff Plumer in a statement. “The power of The Void will allow guests to step into ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ and not only see this spectacular world, but also hear, feel, touch and even smell as they realize they are a part of this incredible story.”last_img read more

CID arrests 2 Bangladeshi nationals for intrusion

first_imgKolkata: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested two Bangladeshi nationals from near the Indo-Bangladesh border at Swarupnagar in North 24-Parganas on Wednesday night. Acting on specific information, a team of CID’s Barasat unit raided the area and arrested the duo. They are originally residents of Khulna. During interrogation, the investigators came to know that they were trying to go to Mumbai. The CID officials are yet to ascertain their real motive behind illegally intruding into the country. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe duo has been identified as Urmi Seikh and Nayeem Seikh. Both are teenagers. The investigating officials are also probing to know if the duo was a part of any international smuggling racket. They are looking into the possibilities of the duo being involved with any anti-national activities.After being interrogated, the two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested on charges of illegally intruding into the country. During the investigation, CID had been trying to know if the accused had any past record of entering into the country illegally from Bangladesh, or if they have any connection with the extremist groups operating from Bangladesh.last_img read more

Tracing the journey of Sufism

first_imgSufi music has the power and the magic to calm one’s soul and make one transit into another world. However, there’s more to Sufi than being just the music of God. In order to reveal the facets and trace the journey of Sufism through music, an interactive performance titled ‘Sounds of the Sufis’ will be held on March 19 at Main Auditorium, India International Centre. The performance, which will trace the journey of Sufism from 8th Century AD to its impact in the present times on our everyday lives, includes narrations and mesmerising live music that cover the lives of the pillars of the Sufi thought, from Moinnuddin Chisti to Amir Khusrau to Kabir to Meera Bai and many others.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’By picking up pieces from their own lives, the performers explore the essence of Sufism reflecting research, interaction with scholars and a strong personal interest. The performance touches upon the lives and messages of 11 mystics and involves compositions in six regional languages including Kashmiri, Urdu, Farsi and Punjabi. The narratives are performed in English and Hindi, creating a rare ambience for introspection, indulgence and appreciation.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe event will be presented by The Looking Glass.  Anuraag Dhoundeyal, co-founder of The Looking Glass is also a singer, composer and a performer; and he has had years of training in Hindustani Classical singing and has to his credit both, international and national performances. His expertise lies in creating interactive performances that engage the audiences in experiential ways. Through ‘Sounds of the Sufis’, Anuraag lets his singing do the talking as he adds a distinct characteristic to Sufi with his soulful rendition of their poetry. As an educator, Psychologist and a storyteller, Priyanka Patel has been integrating arts and psychology to create environments that help individuals interact deeply with themselves. She has been training students, teachers and parents, helping them build life skills through workshops. In ‘Sounds of the Sufis’, she engages with stories and narrations to trace the experiences that celebrate humanity through love, selflessness and authenticity. Karan Chitra Deshmukh, who is a Tabla player and a multi percussionist, has been enthralling audiences with his drumming skills. He has been a technician and has assisted the esteemed Karsh Kale whilst also performing with him on several occasions along with being part of the MTV Coke Studio and Unplugged. Karan brings the rhythm to the ‘Sounds of the Sufis’ adding crispness to it with his dynamism.last_img read more