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U.S. U-17s relishing underdog role against EnglandU.S. U-17s relishing underdog role against England

first_imgUnited States U17 U.S. U-17s relishing underdog role against familiar foe England Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives 07:59 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Timothy Weah AIFF Media United States U17 U17 World Cup United States U17 v England U17 England U17 The USA enters as an underdog against a well-known rival in Saturday’s U-17 World Cup quarterfinal, but manager John Hackworth remains confident The U.S. Under-17 national team isn’t generating much consideration as a real threat to knock off England in Saturday’s Under-17 World Cup quarterfinal, but the underdog label doesn’t bother U.S. coach John Hackworth all that much. For one, there isn’t a team in the World Cup he and his U.S. team knows better than England. Secondly, the underdog label just might offer up the kind of motivation that makes a difference in a rivalry that has been very tightly contested.”For sure England is the favorite, and are worthy of that,” Hackworth told Goal ahead of Saturday’s quarterfinal in Goa, India. “They’ve been a good team, have a great record, and have been great in this tournament. But just like with Paraguay (which was unbeaten before the U.S. delivered a 5-0 thumping), I didn’t get why people made us a big underdog against Paraguay. We beat Ghana, one of the best teams in this tournament, and I don’t think we were getting much respect.”Obviously the Paraguay game gave us a little bit, but that being said, we role into this game and nobody’s giving us a chance and you wouldn’t think we had a chance in hell to win. So we’re going to use that to our advantage.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Americans face an English side they know all too well, having faced them on four different occasions in the past two years. The results have been as tight as can be, with three matches resulting in draws, and England winning one courtesy of a late goal. Not only have the two teams competed many times, they have also established friendships along the way, having stayed at the same hotels in past competitions. Many of the same players who contested those four previous meetings will be involved in Saturday’s quarterfinal, and that familiarity should help the Americans feel comfortable in a pressure-packed match.”There’s no question we think they’ve been the best team we’ve played throughout this cycle,” Hackworth said. “There’s a lot of mutual respect between the players. We stayed at the same hotels together in England and they played games together, ping-pong and foosball and all that kind of stuff. We’re at the same hotel now in Goa and it’s the same way. They give each other high fives walking through the common area.”It’s interesting but there’s a mutual respect there because we play similar styles, and we’re both kind of stubborn in trying to concentrate on ourselves instead of our opponents,” he continued. “It’s going to make for an interesting chess match.”England has rolled through the Under-17 World Cup undefeated, having outscored opponents 11-2. A penalty shootout win against Japan after a 0-0 regulation has the English on course to try and match the World Cup winning accomplishment of the Under-20 England team that won a world championship last summer.It is an England team that plays free-flowing, attacking soccer, but it’s a team Hackworth feels can be beaten.”They look to always find the free player on the field. Their movement off the ball is excellent,” Hackworth said. “They do want their players to be comfortable dribbling out of pressure, and they’re good at it, but it’s also risky in a World Cup and it’s something we’re going to try and capitalize on.”The U.S. will go into the match without starting defensive midfielder Chris Goslin, who is suspended due to yellow card accumulation. His absence will force Hackworth to insert a new face in central midfield, be it Akil Watts or Indiana Vassilev.”Any time you go deep into a tournament like this, you need a deep squad,” the U.S. manager said. “Guys are going to have to step up in moments. Akil Watts is a guy who can potentially step in.​ He played 90 against Paraguay and played very well against a player I thought had been one of the best in the tournament.”Durkin would be a great option (in the defensive midfield role), and that’s a natural position for him. It’s a natural position for James as well, but we will probably go with a new face there.”Josh Sargent USA U-17 World CupSaturday’s quarterfinal could provide a signature moment for U.S. star striker Josh Sargent, who has scored two goals in the Under-17 World Cup, a modest total for a player who won the Silver Ball award at the Under-20 World Cup last summer.Sargent, who has reached a verbal agreement to sign with German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen when he turns 18 in February, will be the focal point of the attack, though hat-trick scorer Timothy Weah and playmaker Andrew Carleton showed against Paraguay that they can also pick up the slack in attack while Sargent does the dirty work.”(Sargent) does the work even when he doesn’t get the goals,” Hackworth said. “That’s the part that I really like about him. He creates the opportunities for his teammates by making unselfish runs off the balls. Our team is a little different than how he was with the U-20s. With the 20s, he was expected to let everyone else do the work and provide him the ball. On our team, we ask him to do a lot of those things.”Hackworth acknowledges that it will take a full team effort to beat a team like England, but admits he is hopeful the big stage will offer Sargent a chance to show off his considerable talent.”If you’re going to win the really big games, your star players have to lead the way,” he said. “(Sargent’s) done that with his work ethic, and his ability on both sides of the ball. It would be great if he had one of those breakout moments (against England) because he’s the leader of this group. Both with his talent, his work ethic and the qualities he brings.”last_img read more

FC Cincinnati’s Nazmi Albadawi on stepping up to MLS and playing for PalestineFC Cincinnati’s Nazmi Albadawi on stepping up to MLS and playing for Palestine

first_imgAs off-seasons go, the one Nazmi Albadawi just plowed through could be best described as truncated. First the attacking midfielder was called up for Palestine, the homeland of his grandparents, and promptly scored on his debut. Not too many weeks afterward, Albadawi signed an MLS contract with FC Cincinnati after an impressive season in the team’s final lower-league campaign before they joined the US top-flight this year. To top it off, he then had to dash home to North Carolina during Palestine’s warm-ups for January’s Asian Cup: he was getting married.“It was the best off-season of my life – my wedding was the best day of my life,” he says. And of the footballing step-up ahead: “Being in training camp in Qatar and the Asian Cup in Dubai I think was the best preparation I could have for my first MLS season.” features Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Why many LA Galaxy fans don’t believe David Beckham deserves a statue Share via Email Those frenetic weeks also brought Albadawi into close proximity with Palestine’s thorny political backdrop, and the bureaucratic challenges that accompany the national team. His first insight into those complexities came after his goalscoring debut in a 2-1 win against Pakistan in Palestine in November. A few days later, with the team due to play away to China, he was part of a diaspora contingent with foreign passports forced to travel separately to the Palestine-based players whose local travel papers mean added red tape. “It’s difficult for them to get in and out,” Albadawi says. “Seeing what they go through put a lot of things into perspective for me. I’m very lucky to have been born [in the US], to live here but I’m also very proud to be Palestinian, to represent Palestine.”On the pitch, off-field turmoil leads to greater unity, Albadawi says. “It brings us closer together. We’ve all been through hardships, especially the guys from Palestine. A few of the guys have been in jail.”For Albadawi’s family, the road out was winding and tracked by politics and war. Both sets of his grandparents left the then British mandate of Palestine in 1938, a tumultuous time in the days before Israeli statehood, with his father’s family leaving behind their hometown of Tarshiha, now located in northern Israel and known as Ma’alot-Tarshiha. Both sides of his family ended up in Kuwait – his father’s family via Qatar – before a Saddam Hussein-controlled Iraq invaded the country in 1990. That’s when Albadawi’s family fled to the US.“They got a phone call one night saying if they want to come to the US you have four hours, you can bring one bag, be at the airport,” Albadawi says. “So my family packed one bag, got to the airport and they flew to Raleigh, North Carolina. They were on the plane with about 20 to 30 other families. What’s pretty funny is none of my best friends were born at the time, but all of their families were on that plane as well. So Raleigh is where I was born and raised.”The tough journey endured by his parents adds weight to the simple motion of pulling on the Palestine national team shirt. “It means a lot to them,” Albadawi explains. “It was pretty cool because they were able to come to Dubai and watch me in the Asian Cup. For my parents to see all the crowd and see all the Palestinian people, I think my mom almost started crying from all the emotions. My dad loved it as well – that for me was really special, seeing what it meant not only to my parents but to all the Palestinian people over there.”Thoughts now are on club concerns and a first-ever MLS campaign for the 27-year-old Albadawi. FC Cincinnati, who lost their opening game 4-1 with a line-up that did not feature Albadawi, have a number of players making the step up from the lower leagues to MLS. It perhaps doesn’t help that Albadawi, an attacking midfielder, exists in a competitive part of the field that in MLS tends to attract heavy investment in South American and European talent. He takes a pragmatic view of the task ahead and sees himself adaptable enough to play in most midfield positions outside his usual role as an offensive fulcrum, whether out wide or in a box-to-box role.“I’ve not been in MLS, this is my first time, but I don’t think that the difference between the top, top, top second-division players and most players in MLS is quite that big. I think it’s pretty similar, it’s a small gap. I think the designated players are the ones who really make the difference for the teams in MLS,” he says. “I think it’s about coming in with confidence, coming in with a coach who believes in you, and getting that opportunity to play. A lot of times, if guys don’t get the opportunity immediately they put their head down, they moan a little bit and it affects them even more.”Albadawi has his own ideas: “But if you come in, keep a good mindset and know it’s going to be a grind again. Because if you’re coming from the second division, you’re playing every single game and being one of the better players. In MLS, it’s not going to be that scenario, especially at first. So come in, keep your head on your shoulders, keep working hard and know you’re going to need to earn your spot, that it’s not going to be like it was in the second division.” Palestine Read more Share on Twittercenter_img Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest US sports MLS FC Cincinnati Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Topicslast_img read more

New Moto G7 Plus live images show off waterdrop display, dual camerasNew Moto G7 Plus live images show off waterdrop display, dual cameras

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 12:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Moto G7 Plus and G7 will come with waterdrop displaysThe Moto G7 Plus is expected to come with a 6.22-inch FHD+ screenThe European price of the Moto G7 Plus is said to be around EUR 360 (approx Rs 29,000)Motorola is about a week away from announcing the Moto G7 series in Brazil. The company will be holding an event on February 7 where it is expected to announce the Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power. And much like any anticipated smartphone, pretty much everything as been revealed about the Moto G7 series prior to launch thanks to a bunch of leaks on the internet. We have a pretty good idea of what all four phones will look like, but if you were still wondering, a new report this week once again shows of the Moto G7 Plus in live images.The hands-on images posted by 91Mobiles show off the Moto G7 Plus from the front and back, all but confirming the new waterdrop display and dual rear camera system. The Moto G7 and G7 Plus are expected to come with a droplet-style notch while the Moto G7 Play and G7 Power will sport wide, iPhone X-like notches. Either way, all four phones are set to bring more screen real estate and thinner bezels than before.In terms of design, the Moto G7 and G7 Plus are likely to be identical except in size. The photos reveal a glass back panel which curves on either sides and offers a circular camera module that will house two sensors as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor embedded in the Moto batwing logo. This is the same look that is expected for the Moto G7 as well. Meanwhile, the Moto G7 Play and G7 Power are set to come with a circular camera module as well, but one that will house only a single camera sensor.advertisementRecently, Motorola’s Brazil website pretty much leaked out the official specs of all the Moto G7 phones. The G7 Plus will sport a 6.24-inch display with a FHD+ resolution. A Snapdragon 636 chipset paired with up to 6GB of RAM is also expected. The phone will be offered with up to 64GB of internal storage. The Moto G7 Plus is said to come with a 16MP + 5MP dual camera system and an 8MP front-facing camera. The Moto G7 Plus will also get face unlock and a 3,000mAh battery, which sounds unlikely considering it would be a downgrade from the Moto G6 Plus which offers a 3,200mAh battery.Earlier this week, tipster Ishan Agarwal leaked the European pricing of the Moto G7 series, claiming that the G7 Play will be the cheapest model starting at EUR 149 (approximately Rs 12,000) while the G7 Power will be selling for EUR 207 (approximately Rs 17,000). The Moto G7 and G7 Plus are said to cost EUR 300 (approximately Rs 24,000) and EUR 360 (approximately Rs 29,000), respectively. These prices do sound steep compared to the Moto G6 series last year, but you can expect the India pricing to be a lot more competitive.ALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power full specs and design revealed on Motorola’s websiteALSO READ | Moto G7 will start from Rs 12,000 and go up to Rs 29,000, suggests leakGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow Moto G7Follow Moto G7 PlusFollow Moto G7 PlayFollow Moto G7 Power New Moto G7 Plus live images show off waterdrop display, dual camerasNew hands-on images of the Moto G7 Plus once again reveal waterdrop display, curved glass back design and dual cameras. The Moto G7 series is set to go official on February 7.advertisementlast_img read more

Couple kill lion, kiss next to corpse in South Africa, pic goes viral. Internet tears into themCouple kill lion, kiss next to corpse in South Africa, pic goes viral. Internet tears into them

first_imgCouple kill lion, kiss next to corpse in South Africa, pic goes viral. Internet tears into themA Canadian couple has been censured by the internet after a picture of them kissing beside the corpse of a lion that they killed in South Africa went viral.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 12:54 IST Image posted on Facebook by Legelela Safaris.A picture of a trophy hunting couple kissing beside the corpse of a lion that they killed in South Africa has gone viral on social media. The picture that shows Darren and Carolyn Carter sharing a kiss over the corpse of the dead lion has escalated severe outrage.The Canada-based couple participated on a Legelela Safaris tour – a company that organises big game hunts – recently. The picture was shared online by the company on its Facebook page but that has been deactivated after Legelela Safaris was condemned extensively. Yahoo News reports that Legelela Safaris praised the couple for hunting the lion in the caption of the photo, saying, “Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun Well done. A monster lion.”Here’s the picture:END THIS HORROR: #DarrenCarter and #CarolynCarter, from #Edmonton, #Alberta, #Canada, celebrate their kill on a hunting trip with Legelela safaris in South Africa. pic.twitter.com/LXCFx7KKpqisy ochoa (@isyochoa) July 15, 2019Twitter is fuming after the picture surfaced on social media as netizens called out the couple and labelled them as disgusting. “Killing a trapped animal isn’t hunting. People that do this make me sick. And angry,” a user wrote while another added: “I will never understand why people want to hunt these beautiful animals. They should get in trouble for this, The sad part is they have no remorse over it. Idiots.”Sample these responses:”Hunt”, actually hunt, for food not for fun. Killing a trapped animal isn’t hunting. People that do this make me sick. And angry.advertisementRich Hilton (@RichInGB) July 16, 2019I will never understand why people want to hunt these beautiful animals. They should get in trouble for this, The sad part is they have no remorse over it. IdiotsTalitha Stewart (@TalithaStewar12) July 16, 2019I hope someone hunts these people. Fair is fair .Carl Phares (@c_phares) July 16, 2019DisgustingPrincess Shears (@MrsFabulous1974) July 16, 2019Prison is the best reward….HEALTH BONANZA (@SimbarDr) July 16, 2019Humans are the worst!Breezy Breeze (@Br33Bear) July 16, 2019what a disgusting couple killing this beautiful lion.Armand (@tascosa1) July 16, 2019HeartlessTina Anton (@TinaAnton10) July 16, 2019I hope they die slow in a fireGhoul (@Ghoulgoon6) July 16, 2019Darren Carter, however, remains unfazed by the backlash and told The Mirror, “We aren’t interested in commenting. It’s too political.”A section of the internet also stressed upon the fact that trophy hunting should be banned. While speaking to The Mirror, Eduardo Goncalves, founder of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, said that there is nothing sporting about trophy hunting.”There is nothing romantic about killing an innocent animal. It looks as though this lion was a tame animal killed in an enclosure, bred for the sole purpose of being the subject of a smug selfie. This couple should be utterly ashamed of themselves, not showing off and snogging for the cameras,” Eduardo Goncalves told The Mirror.ALSO READ: Deer swept away in Assam floods captured in viral video from Kaziranga. Internet is devastatedALSO WATCH: Couple goes high on PDA on a bike on Delhi roads. Watch videoGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRaya Ghosh Tags :Follow LionFollow CanadaFollow South Africalast_img read more

Agent 009 Arrives at Public Libraries Just in Time for SummerAgent 009 Arrives at Public Libraries Just in Time for Summer

first_imgAmateur sleuths and novice detectives will crowd local libraries this summer to participate in crafts, games and other fun activities as the TD Summer Reading Clubs kicks off across Nova Scotia. This year’s theme, Agent 009 – Super Sleuth, encourages children age five to 12 to discover whodunits and unravel mysteries by reading novels, picture books and non-fiction titles over summer vacation. “Reading over the summer months, even if it’s as few as four or five books, increases a child’s literacy skills,” said provincial librarian Jennifer Evans. “The goal of the Summer Reading Club is to get children actively reading and to curb the achievement decline that tends to occur over the break.” Many libraries will also offer reading games, discussions, book-related crafts, author visits and story-telling sessions. Each reading club participant will receive a colourful poster, stickers and an activity book as a part of their free reading kit. Last year, nearly 12,000 children participated in summer reading clubs hosted by Nova Scotia’s public libraries. Families can contact local library branches to find out more about kick-off celebrations, program registration and other special events. The program will run until the end of August. The Summer Reading Club is a national initiative organized by TD Bank Financial Group in co-operation with Library and Archives Canada, and is implemented annually through public libraries. In 2008, almost 270,000 children across Canada participated in TD Summer Reading Club related activities.last_img read more

In DR of Congo UN mission lends means of transport to electoralIn DR of Congo UN mission lends means of transport to electoral

The director of the Electoral Division of the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC), Ali Diabacté, told journalists at the weekly briefing that everyone in MONUC is committed to helping the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), especially with logistics, as it grapples with the problems of servicing 9,000 voter registration centres nationwide for the elections next year. Thanks to the assistance from MONUC, the Bas Congo Province had received 100 per cent of the material it needed and Oriental Province, 90 per cent, he said. Because of the vastness of the DRC and its lack of infrastructure, the operation to identify and register voters in the rural areas was lagging behind that of the capital, Kinshasa, Mr. Diabacté added. MONUC had withheld the means transport still involved in military activities in the troubled eastern region, he said. MONUC military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Hubert said all the military operations in the east, whether conducted by MONUC alone or jointly with the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC), involved controlling the territory and sending out reconnaissance missions, some of the latter by helicopter. “The North Kivu brigade of ‘blue helmets’ have been deployed at Nyamilima. The presence of MONUC troops is going to allow the provision of security for some 80,000 people living in the localities of Rutsuru Territory,” MONUC deputy spokeswoman Rachel Eklou Assogbavi said. Meanwhile, through train-the-trainer techniques, MONUC police had helped to train 900 Congolese police in law enforcement and other know-how, State organization, the role of the police during elections and handling the infractions that might occur during voter identification and enrolment. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative told the journalists that more than 11,500 DRC refugees, mainly in Tanzania, had decided on their own to return home to South Kivu. Most of a further 152,000 in Tanzania, however, could not be repatriated to South Kivu before the end of voter registration in September. The only part of the country to which UNHCR is facilitating returns is Equateur Province in north-western DRC. Since October 2004 the agency has helped about 17,000 refugees go there from the Central African Republic and the Republic of the Congo. Fighting erupted in Côte d’Ivoire in 2002 when rebels seeking to oust President Laurent Gbagbo seized the north, dividing the world’s largest cocoa producer in two. Last year the Security Council set up UNOCI, which, along with French Licorne forces, maintains a ceasefire between Government forces, ruling the south of the country, and the major rebel group, Forces Nouvelles, controlling the north. read more

General Motors Canada to move new Camaro production to Michigan plantGeneral Motors Canada to move new Camaro production to Michigan plant

General Motors Canada to move new Camaro production to Michigan plant by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 19, 2012 4:59 pm MDT General Motors is moving production of the next version of its Camaro sports car from its Oshawa operation in Ontario to a plant in Michigan, a move the union says will cost 1,000 jobs at the massive factory east of Toronto.The Canadian Auto Workers estimated the move, which could also affect parts companies, could cost as many as 9,000 jobs in the region after all the spinoff affects are included.The decision, which will affect workers in late 2015 or early 2016, caught union president Ken Lewenza completely by surprise and left him feeling angry and betrayed.“We are outraged by this decision,” he said. “This is about thousands of jobs in our community.”Lewenza called on the company to replace the roughly 100,000 vehicles a year worth of production in an effort to protect the jobs at the plant once the Camaro moves.“We’re going to save these jobs come hell or high water,” Lewenza said.In a statement, General Motors Canada said Wednesday that “lower capital investment and improved production efficiencies were key factors” in the move.The current version of the Camaro has been produced since 2010 at GM’s Oshawa flex plant, which employs some 2,200 people and also produces the Buick Regal and Cadillac XTS.The CAW’s most recent contract with GM, which was ratified in September, guaranteed production of the Camaro in Oshawa only until the end of the current generation.GM said the Camaro is the only rear-wheel drive vehicle assembled at Oshawa.Production of the next generation of Camaro will be consolidated with the production of Cadillac CTS and ATS, also rear-wheel drive vehicles, in Michigan in a bid to improve efficiency, the company said.The CAW said the decision will cut production in Oshawa by as much as one third.The move follows a decision by GM to invest $185 million in connection to the addition of the Cadillac XTS at the plant and the launch of a new version of the Chevrolet Impala next year.The U.S. automaker also said it will add a third shift at the flex plant in connection with the new Impala.The consolidated line in Oshawa will continue to produce the current generation Chevrolet Impala and Equinox until June 2014.Lewenza, who said he spoke with the Prime Minister’s Office and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty about the GM decision, said the government needs an industrial strategy like other countries.“Without it, then these kind of crisis will be more regular than not regular. I can’t speak for the federal government, but I do know that Premier McGuinty understands the importance of the auto industry,” he said.“Talking to both levels of government today, at least on the phone call they were equally as frustrated as I am. So all they have to do now is use the tools of government to stop this nonsense.”GM said it will continue to meet production targets agreed to with the federal and Ontario governments in 2009.Ontario Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid said the province expected a greater level of commitment by the automaker.“As such, we expect GM to move quickly to bring new product mandates to the facility and also stand by its commitment to add a third shift on the Oshawa Flex Line, creating 900 jobs, as announced in October,” Duguid said in a statement.“We will carefully review GM’s obligations and ensure they are accountable for those commitments.”NDP Finance critic Peggy Nash said the federal government needs to do more.“We need the government of Canada to put some pressure on General Motors to replace the lost production in Oshawa,” Nash said.“We need to make sure we’re maintaining those jobs in Oshawa, that we’re using our equity stake in GM to give us a voice in the future of production in Oshawa.”The Camaro, along with the Firebird muscle car, were once produced at a GM plant in Quebec until it was shut down in 2002.Ottawa and Ontario contributed $13.7 billion to help bail out North American automakers GM and Chrysler more than three years ago and combined own about nine per cent of GM’s common shares.In its most recent deal with GM, the CAW agreed to a plan that would see new employees take longer to reach the top of the pay scale as well as receive a hybrid pension plan.The deal will also GM commit to creating, maintaining or extending 1,750 jobs. read more

Soirée will impact bus routes and parking SaturdaySoirée will impact bus routes and parking Saturday

Saturday marks Soirée, the annual commemoration of Brock University’s namesake Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock.Hundreds of people are expected to attend the evening event.Please make note of the following interruptions around campus:• All buses will be redirected to the temporary bus staging on Isaac Brock Blvd. West from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. Buses will return to their normal pickup in front of Schmon Tower on Sunday.• Lot S East will be reserved for event parking beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. Permit holders can park in Zone 1.• Pay parking on Isaac Brock Blvd. West will not be available on Saturday. Pay parking is available at Lot D ($7 day rate) or at any pay machine/meter spaces around campus.• Guernsey Market will be closed Saturday as it hosts Soirée. DeCew/Lowenberger dining halls will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and the Hungry Badger will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 24. Cocktails and Au Marche first course at 6 p.m., dinner and entertainment at 7:30 p.m.WHERE: Guernsey Market Hall, Brock UniversityHOW: Tickets are $225 each; tables seat up to eight guestsFor tickets or more information about the 2015 General Brock October Soirée please visit brocku.ca/soiree. read more

Dead Space 3 on PC is an unoptimized console portDead Space 3 on PC is an unoptimized console port

first_imgAll too often when you see a new game pop up as being developed for consoles and PC, it’s not actually telling the whole story. In fact, often developers will target and optimize their game for console hardware, and then just port it to the PC and even release the game weeks or months later than on console.If you consider the current gen consoles are now using 7+ year old hardware, loading up a port of one of those games on your new PC gaming rig can be a real let down. There are exceptions to that rule of course, but Dead Space 3 is not set to be one of them.Steve Papoutsis, executive producer on Dead Space 3, has confirmed that the PC version of the game is just a console port. It will not be optimized for the platform, meaning there won’t be DirectX 11 support and there won’t be any higher detail textures included beyond the 720p/1080p versions that ship in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.Papoutsis has defended the lack of optimization by developer Visceral Games by saying that the focus is on producing a consistent experience across the different platforms. How the game plays on PC will be as close as possible to the console versions, albeit with mouse and keyboard input. With that in mind, work is done specifically on the PC version, but it’s all about ensuring the game plays well, not taking advantage of the latest hardware, or even hardware that’s a couple of years old for that matter.This is reflected in the system requirements for the game. It will play on both Windows XP and Windows 7. It only requires 1GB RAM (2GB for Win7), a DirectX 9-capable graphics card with the minimum being a GeForce 6800 or ATI X1600 with 256MB RAM, and 10GB hard drive space.Looking on the positive side, it does mean you’ll be able to enjoy Dead Space 3 on older desktop PCs and laptops. EA do expect you to pay the same price for the game on PC as you would on console, though. It’s $59.99 across all three platforms, unless you are willing to pay $160 for the Dev-Team Edition or take advantage of Amazon’s $20 store credit pre-order offer.via Shacknewslast_img read more

Maladies cardiovasculaires une voie immunitaire pour les combattreMaladies cardiovasculaires une voie immunitaire pour les combattre

first_imgMaladies cardiovasculaires : une voie immunitaire pour les combattreFrance – L’athérosclérose ou accumulation de plaques graisseuses sur la paroi artérielle est à l’origine de la plupart des maladies cardiovasculaires. Alors que les lymphocytes B du système immunitaire étaient considérés jusqu’alors comme des éléments de protection contre la formation de ces plaques, des chercheurs de l’Inserm réfutent aujourd’hui cette hypothèse. L’athérosclérose est une pathologie inflammatoire des artères déclenchée par plusieurs facteurs, notamment l’augmentation du cholestérol, et caractérisée par une accumulation de lipides (graisses) dans la paroi artérielle, sous forme de plaques. La rupture de ces plaques est à l’origine de la majorité des maladies cardiovasculaires, comme les infarctus du myocarde ou les accidents vasculaires cérébraux (AVC). Ces pathologies sont la première cause de mortalité dans les pays industrialisés. Il est donc essentiel de repérer les patients à risque et de comprendre la progression de la maladie, pour la prévenir et la traiter. La réponse immunitaire (macrophages, lymphocytes B, lymphocytes T), variable selon les individus, joue un rôle important dans la progression de ces plaques et donc, dans la survenue des complications des maladies cardiovasculaires. A ce jour, le rôle attribué à l’ensemble des lymphocytes B semblait protecteur de l’athérosclérose. Pourtant, les travaux dirigés par Ziad Mallat réfutent aujourd’hui clairement cette hypothèse. Les chercheurs démontrent en effet que l’utilisation d’un anticorps dirigé contre les lymphocytes B et entraînant la disparition de 96% d’entre eux fournit une protection significative contre le développement de l’athérosclérose. Cet anticorps est utilisé très efficacement chez l’homme, dans le traitement de certaines pathologies inflammatoires. L’effet protecteur est dû à la diminution de production d’une hormone du système immunitaire, l’interféron gamma, qui favorise l’athérosclérose, et à l’augmentation d’interleukine-17, une hormone protectrice.Ces résultats ont des implications cliniques importantes. Ils suggèrent que les traitements dirigés contre les lymphocytes B, actuellement administrés à des patients souffrant de maladies inflammatoires comme le lupus ou la polyarthrite rhumatoïde, pourraient réduire le risque cardiovasculaire. Des essais cliniques ont été engagés en ce sens par l’équipe et visent à évaluer l’étendue de l’athérosclérose avant et après traitement.Le 25 juillet 2010 à 09:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Airbnb to Acquire LastMinute Booking Service HotelTonightAirbnb to Acquire LastMinute Booking Service HotelTonight

first_img Airbnb For Work Simplifies Business TravelAirbnb’s Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Rental Is a Hot Dog Lover’s Paradise Airbnb has inked a deal to acquire last-minute booking service HotelTonight for an undisclosed sum.The move comes more than a year after Airbnb launched Plus, a new tier offering stays at boutique hotels, traditional bed-and-breakfasts, hostels, and resorts.“A big part of building an end-to-end travel platform is serving every guest, whether they plan their trip a year or a day in advance,” Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO and Head of Community, said in a statement.“Working with the incredible team at HotelTonight,” he continued, “we will offer guests an unparalleled last-minute travel experience that provides unique, memorable hospitality on every trip, on any schedule, at any time.”What began 10 years ago as a home rental platform has grown into a tourism experience—including concierge services and optional tours for select bookings.Since introducing deluxe features early last year, Airbnb has more than doubled the number of rooms available in hospitality venues that aren’t someone’s half-finished basement, and tripled hotel bookings between 2017 and 2018.The acquisition should also benefit Home hosts: Nearly 90 percent of guests who first used Airbnb to reserve a hotel room and returned to the e-hospitality site for a second trip booked a home stay.“We started HotelTonight because we knew people wanted a better way to book an amazing hotel room on-demand, and we are excited to join forces with Airbnb to bring this service to guests around the world,” according to co-founder and CEO Sam Shank, who will lead Airbnb’s boutique hotel category.The HotelTonight app and website will continue to operate as usual, though listings will likely also be available through Airbnb’s Plus portal.Airbnb could certainly use some good press: A host in Melbourne, Australia, recently admitted to killing a guest who could not afford to pay his bill.Jason Colton, 42, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Ramis Jonuzi in October 2017. According to a BBC report, two housemates held 36-year-old Jonuzi down while Colton beat and strangled him for not paying the A$210 ($149) he owed.Colton, who could be jailed for 20 years, said he didn’t mean to seriously injure Jonuzi; he only wanted the bricklayer to “pass out.”More on Geek.com:This Little Robot Blasts the Bacteria in Your Hotel Room BedFuturistic Hotel Fires Most of Its Creepy Robotic StaffWatch: Is This Robotic Hotel Room on Wheels the Future of Travel? Stay on targetlast_img read more

Dugarry on Neymar antics If I was at PSG Id beDugarry on Neymar antics If I was at PSG Id be

first_imgFormer France international Christophe Dugarry has heavily criticised  Neymar for his actions, while Paris Saint-Germain sealed the Ligue 1 titleThe club’s world record signing was absent, while PSG sealed the Ligue 1 title in impressive fashion by defeating last season’s winners AS Monaco 7-1 at the Parc Des Princes Stadium on Sunday.Neymar, who is currently recovering in Brazil from his fractured fifth metatarsal bone in his foot, instead, posted images of him playing a game of poker with his friends, that left Dugarry furious.“How could Neymar not be there with his teammates with the title at stake?” he asked on RMC Sport (via Marca).“They’ve given him the role of leader and he doesn’t even come to share in the win?“How is it possible that PSG can accept that? How can he look his teammates in the eye when he behaves that way?Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“He’s spitting on the club. I think it is outrageous. If he was at Barcelona, he would have returned with no problem.“If I was at PSG, I’d be very angry.”Dugarry, who was a member of the France squad that won the 1998 World Cup, believes that PSG will never win the Champions League with players like Neymar.“I can’t stand those players who are only worried about themselves because it is the collective which wins games,” said the former Bordeaux forward.“It is never individual players… and yet people think that PSG can win the Champions League with attitudes like that!”last_img read more

The Nation will stand still to watch the countrys first OlympianThe Nation will stand still to watch the countrys first Olympian

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:delano williams, TCI first Olympian, team great britain Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 18, 2016 – Friday August 19th is a big day in the Turks and Caicos as it is the day that the first islander will compete at Olympic competition and there will be a watch party.Flow on Wednesday announced that there will be a watch party at the Conference room next to the Opus Restaurant for Delano’s debut on the Olympic track.  Williams, will be a part of the men’s 4x400m relay squad for Team Great Britain.A Flow Brand Ambassador, Williams has himself been promoting the dates of Friday and Saturday; and so on Friday from 7pm there will be an event to watch the heats and there will be live entertainment by Tess Charles.Flow warns that space is limited. Team Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team disqualified!! Delano Williams return home postponed due to weather Motorcade for TCI first OLYMPIAN!!last_img read more

NWS Winter Storm Warning On Seward Highway Turnagain ArmNWS Winter Storm Warning On Seward Highway Turnagain Arm

first_imgKaitlyn O’Brien with the NWS in Anchorage: “What we are expecting is heavy snow with snow accumulations of 18-30 inches, and it’s possible that we’ll see some localized amounts up to 36 inches.”  A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. A band of very heavy snow is currently over the region north of Moose Pass, including the Seward Highway through Turnagain Pass. Snowfall rates of up to 6 inches per hour have been observed through Turnagain Pass. According to an advisory from the Department of Transportation, travel is nearly impossible due to very heavy snow. Expect significant  reductions in visibility. O’Brien: “Travel will be difficult through that heavy snow, and not possible at all in some areas. We are expecting very low visibility through that area.”  center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Seward Highway around the Turnagain Arm area effective until noon, on Thursday. The snow band is expected to remain nearly stationary through Thursday morning, contributing to the very high snowfall totals. For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1 or visit 511.alaska.gov. For avalanche information around Turnagain Pass, visit cnfaic.org.last_img read more

Builders in Anchorage await a miniboom from earthquake repairsBuilders in Anchorage await a miniboom from earthquake repairs

first_imgOver the weekend, the Alaska Airlines Center hosted the Anchorage Home Show, filling up with business booths advertising everything one could ever need to transform a house. The industry event brings together realtors, tree surgeons, asphalt experts, Tupperware merchants and every service in between.“Since the Earthquake we’ve had people who have been inquiring and I think they’ve been waiting to see the snow melt and get real damage reports. But it appears there’s going to be quite a bit,” said Darren Williams, manager of residential sales for Spenard Builder Supply.The company had a spacious walk-in display, modeled like a classy new kitchen. According to Williams, plenty of people have started wandering into SBS locations to begin figuring out home repairs. The projects run the gamut, from cracked sheet rock to righting whole foundations. It’s prompting a lot of businesses in the construction and building sector to anticipate a surge in demand over the coming months. But from where Williams sits, that boom is still on the horizon.“People aren’t buying stuff to fix it yet,” he said. “There’s a lot of quotes, and a lot of people talking about it, but I think as far as real business where it turns into dollars, it is when they start coming in and have to pay for it and actually get it done.”“People haven’t got there yet,” he added.Williams thinks the other reason cash hasn’t started to flow is that people are still navigating the process to receive recovery funds from insurance and FEMA.For 21 years, Cody Lee has run a medium-sized construction business in Anchorage. Since the earthquake, the advice he’s given home-owners about repairs and remodeling is to just hang tight.“We’ve been telling people to wait until the aftershocks quit and the frost came out of the ground,” Lee said at his booth. “I didn’t want to get started too early on it and people have to end up doing it twice.”Lee is handling his existing clients before taking on new customers later this season. He, too, has a rosy outlook for his business. But its based less on people fixing actual earthquake damage than those repairs inspiring property-owners to use the opportunity for other home-improvement projects.“We get a lot of that ‘well you’re here, go ahead and take care of this’ type of stuff,” Lee said. “The earthquake stuff is business obviously, but it’s not exactly fun work that we like to do.”For Lee, “fun work” means a new deck or a kitchen remodel. Projects that improve daily lives.There might be more of that in the next couple months that you’d expect. Anchorage’s housing market may have survived the earthquake relatively unharmed. After the quake there was concern potential home-buyers would be wary of a major investment that could literally collapse around them. But realtor Debraly Gamache’s work has not slowed down.“I haven’t really noticed a difference at all,” she said.In fact, Gamache thinks the housing market is actually beginning to creep upwards. One change she has noticed since the quake: housing inspections involve more thorough hunts for typical earthquake injuries.“So far, what I’m seeing is everything looks really, really good,” Gamache said, attributing the housing stock’s solid performance to the municipality’s building codes.Some financial institutions are also looking to seize on new quake-related business. The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is hoping property-owners looking to pay for damages will go a step further by taking advantage of a flexible loan program they offer that covers additional improvements.“Our theme for this convention is: on a scale of 1 to 7.2, how badly does your house need renovation?” said Mark Romick, deputy executive director for AHFC.As a public corporation, AHFC is set up to take on more risk than most lenders. They not only help property-owners secure loans at a lower rate, but will also base loans on the projected value of a completed home project, rather than just the original purchase price. These particular renovation loans aren’t new for AHFC, but the November earthquake created an opportunity to highlight them for Alaskans.“I think we all anticipate that this summer will be a very busy one for renovation contractors and other people, so homeowners can get their houses fixed,” Romick said.With the state still in recession, and in a city without much new construction, the building sector is banking on a silver-lining to the November earthquake. Vendors and business booths filled the floor of the Alaska Airlines Center during the Anchorage Home Show (Photo: Zachariah Hughes – Alaska Public Media, Anchorage)With Southcentral Alaska’s post-winter thaw underway, a more complete picture of damage from last November’s powerful earthquake is starting to emerge. Though many marveled at how well buildings and infrastructure held up, there’s still plenty of subtle damage that has remained buried under snow. And it is fueling optimism for a mini boom in the region’s construction industry.last_img read more

Sheila Dikshit was a beloved daughter of Congress Rahul GandhiSheila Dikshit was a beloved daughter of Congress Rahul Gandhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Saturday said he was devastated to hear about the passing away of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and called her a “beloved daughter” of the party. In a tweet, Gandhi said, “I am devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond. My condolences to her family & the citizens of Delhi, whom she served selflessly as a three-term chief minister, in this time of great grief.” The Congress, in its official Twitter handle, posted, “We regret to hear of the passing (away) of Smt Sheila Dikshit. Lifelong congresswoman and as three-time CM of Delhi she transformed the face of Delhi. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us I’m devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond. My condolences to her family & the citizens of Delhi, whom she served selflessly as a 3 term CM, in this time of great grief.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 20, 2019 Our condolences to her family and friends. Hope they find strength in this time of grief.” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also condoled the demise of his party colleague Dikshit. “Deeply sad and anguished to know about the demise of Sheila Dikshit ji. It is a great loss for Congress,” Gehlot tweeted. “She was a mass leader and would be hugely missed,” he added. Dikshit passed away on Saturday at a private hospital in Delhi. She was 81.last_img read more

Woman burnt alive for lodging FIR over triple talaqWoman burnt alive for lodging FIR over triple talaq

first_imgLUCKNOW: On late Friday evening, in Uttar Pradesh after a 22-year-old woman had lodged a police complaint about being given triple talaq. She was allegedly burnt alive by her husband and in-laws in front of her five-year-old daughter at Gadra village of Shravasti district. The father of the victim Ramzan Khan has alleged that, on August 6 his son-in-law, Nafees (26), who works in Mumbai, had given triple talaq to his daughter Sayeeda over phone. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us In his complaint Khan has said, “Sayeeda went to lodge a complaint, but the police did not register a case and sent her home, telling her to let her husband returned from Mumbai. When Nafees arrived on August 15, police summoned the couple, talked to them and told Sayeeda to stay with Nafees.” The five-year-old Fatima told the police, “On Friday noon, my father returned after offering Namaz and told mother to go away since he had given her talaq, resulting in a spat. My grandfather Azizullah, grandmother Haseena, and aunts Gudiya, Nadira came. Father held my mother by her hair and thrashed her, my aunts Nadira and Gudiya poured kerosene and grandfather Azizullah and grandmother Haseena lit a match.” Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us On Saturday, the police had registered an FIR. “The accused have not yet been arrested. I will even knock the doors of the Supreme Court,” said Sayeeda’s brother Rafique. Shravasti SP, Ashish Srivastva had said, “An FIR has been registered against Nafees and his family members on charges of dowry harassment, murder, and dowry prohibition act. The allegations of the victim’s father about triple talaq will be probed. It will be seen why a case was not registered if the victim had approached police on August 6.”last_img read more

Photographers demo for Shahidul Alams releasePhotographers demo for Shahidul Alams release

first_imgPhotographers stage demonstration on Tuesday seeking unconditional release of arrested photographer Shahidul Alam. Photo: UNBSome 50 local photographers on Tuesday demanded unconditional release of internationally renowned photographer Shahidul Alam.The demand was made from a protest rally held at the foot of Raju Memorial Sculpture of Dhaka University (DU) in the afternoon, reports UNB.Speaking on the occasion, noted photographer Nasir Ali Mamun said Shahidul Alam has a great contribution to reaching out the Bangladeshi photography to the international arena.”From this protest rally, we’re demanding his unconditional release and we hope he will get bail soon,” he added.Another photographer Yusuf Tusher said if Shahidul Alam was not released unconditionally, the entire photography society of Bangladesh would be affected.Shahidul Alam, 63, was detained by plainclothes policemen from his residence in city’s Dhanmondi area on 5 August for his Facebook posts on the student protest erupted after the death two college students in a road accident and shipping minister Shajahan Khan’s comment regarding the accident.Since then, the internationally renowned photographer has been in jail.last_img read more

WATCH Interactive Exhibition Explores The History Of Human Knowledge at Rices MoodyWATCH Interactive Exhibition Explores The History Of Human Knowledge at Rices Moody

first_imgCombining digital design, painting, lightboxes, music, and a virtual-reality environment, The Demon in the Diagram is NY-based artist Matthew Ritchie‘s abstract conceptualization of human knowledge and thinking throughout history. The exhibition was designed specifically for the two main gallery spaces at Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts. In the video above, Ritchie describes the show as “both an effort to show the totality of human experience, of thinking, and then also very clearly showing you the way that collapses, or changes, or is altered all the time.” The Demon in the Diagram will be on view through December 22, 2018.Featured music: “Water” by Two Star SymphonyThis segment aired as part of the TV program Arts InSight, October 19, 2018, on Houston Public Media – TV 8.Watch more Arts InSight Houston stories Sharelast_img read more

Report Netflix to Buy LAs Egyptian TheatreReport Netflix to Buy LAs Egyptian Theatre

first_img What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies Stay on target In an apparent response to streaming-service haters, Netflix is reportedly in talks to buy an L.A.-based movie theater.The company is eyeing American Cinematheque’s esteemed Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.As noted by Deadline, this would be the first brick-and-mortar cinema acquisition for Netflix.And likely its last.The deal, rumored to be in the “many tens of millions of dollars,” could put Netflix in good standing with the cinephile community. Or at least help qualify original films for the Academy Awards.Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg recently pooh poohed streaming movies as Oscar contenders—days after Netflix walked away from the annual event with three golden statues for Alfonso Cuarón’s stunning Roma.Spielberg, part of the Academy’s directors branch, allegedly wants new eligibility rules disqualifying films that debut on streaming services or have short theatrical runs.Banning streaming platforms from the Oscars, however, could raise antitrust concerns and violate competition law, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, which warned the Academy against limiting the eligibility of Netflix and its ilk.A Netflix-owned cinema would mean longer (if not unlimited) viewing seasons for original content—including Roma, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Bird Box, Unicorn Store, Velvet Buzzsaw, and maybe even series Our Planet, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, or Queer Eye.It also means preserving one of Los Angeles’s landmark movie theaters.Built by Sid Grauman (of nearby El Capitan and Chinese Theatre fame) for $800,000, the Egyptian was the venue for the first-ever Hollywood premiere—Douglas Fairbanks’ Robin Hood—in October 1922.As Hollywood declined in the 1980s and early ’90s, the Egyptian closed and fell into disrepair. It was sold in 1996 by the city of Los Angeles to the American Cinematheque for a measly $1, with the provision the landmark building would be restored and reopened as a movie theater.After a $12.8 million renovation, the cinema—featuring two theaters (one, ironically, seemingly named after Steven Spielberg)—resumed operations in late 1998.Nearly 20 years later, Netflix hopes to take over the building, in what sources told Deadline would serve as “something of a partnership,” with Netflix offering screenings on weekday nights (alongside the occasional special event), while Cinematheque runs screenings, lectures, and festivals on weekends.Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, a board member of American Cinematheque, reportedly recused himself from voting; negotiations will not be finalized until issues involving real estate and city permits are settled, Deadline said.Netflix did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.More on Geek.com:John Cho Headlines Live-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ on NetflixNetflix Price Hikes Will Hit Some U.S. Subscribers Soon‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Trailer Teases a Retro Teenage Wastelandlast_img read more