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DU adds new features to online admission form for undergraduate courses

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 26 (PTI) Delhi University announced today that it would add new features to its online form for 2018-19 admissions which would include providing a single portal for applications for both merit-based and entrance-based entry into undergraduate courses. The university has also announced a two-day pre-admission orientation programme starting tomorrow to educate students and parents about the new features. The university has facilitated automatic capturing of Class 12 marks scored by a CBSE student once he/she enters registration number and has also provided options to upload three best certificates for sports category students, instead of just one previously. Besides, five-year integrated journalism course has been added as a new course to the portal. “The main objective of the two-day programme is to familiarise aspirants about the online registration process and admissions in the undergraduate course during 2018-19, particularly in the context of some new features added in the application form this year,” Delhi University Registrar Tarun Das said in a statement. The orientation programme will begin at 10 am in Conference Centre near Gate Number 4 of North Campus. PTI CPB SMNlast_img read more

US Olympic medallist cyclist Kelly Catlin passes away aged 23

first_imgOlympian Kelly Catlin, who helped the United States win the women’s pursuit team silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games, has died, USA Cycling said on Sunday. The three-time world champion was 23.”The U.S. cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin,” USA Cycling President and Chief Executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement. “Kelly was more than an athlete to us, and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family.””Our thoughts and prayers are with the Catlin family. This is an incredibly difficult time and we want to respect their privacy,” the statement added. “The entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss.”VeloNews reported that Catlin’s father, Mark, said in a letter to the publication that she died on Friday night at her home in California. Her father told the publication that she died by suicide.”There is not a minute that goes by that we do not think of her and think of the wonderful life she could have lived, there is not a second in which we would not freely give our lives in exchange for hers. The hurt is unbelievable,” Velonews quoted the father of Kely Catlin, Mark Catlin as saying.Catlin won gold medals with the U.S. women’s team pursuit team at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 world championships.She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota.last_img read more

Mbappe sets new Champions League record

first_imgUEFA Champions League Mbappe sets new Champions League record with goal against Bayern Ben Valentine @bvalentine Last updated 1 year ago 06:00 12/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Kylian Mbappe PSG Champions League GUENTER SCHIFFMANN/AFP/Getty Images UEFA Champions League Kylian Mbappé Bayern München PSG Bayern München v PSG The PSG star scored his 10th goal in the competition on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player ever to hit that mark by nearly two years Kylian Mbappe has been one of the young stars shining brightest in the Champions League over the past two seasons and now boasts another record in the competition.Mbappe netted against Bayern Munich on Tuesday to score his 10th goal in the Champions League. At the age of 18 years and 11 months, he has become the youngest player ever to reach that mark. And he did so by some margin! 18y 11m 15d – The youngest goalscorers to reach 10 goals in CL history:Mbappe – PSG – 18y 11m 15dBenzema – Lyon – 20y 10m 2dSaviola – Barcelona – 21y 3m 0dMessi – Barcelona – 21y 3m 7dRaúl – Real Madrid – 21y 3m 24dRooney – Manchester United – 22y 0m 14dMarvellous.— OptaCan (@OptaCan) December 5, 2017Mbappe is nearly two years younger than Karim Benzema, the previous holder of the mark, was when he pulled off the feat at 20 years and ten months. And Mbappe’s fellow Frenchman isn’t the only impressive figure to have been passed by the Paris Saint-Germain star with that goal, which also made him the only teenager in the modern-day Champions League to reach the mark.Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Real Madrid legend Raul both did it when they were age 21. Meanwhile, No.6 on the all-time list, Wayne Rooney, did it two weeks after his 22nd birthday while playing for Manchester United. 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 Mbappe scored six times last season while playing for 2016-17 Champions League semi-finalists Monaco and has proceeded to add four to his total this season after his move to PSG. Mbappe reached double figures, incredibly, in just 15 games and had previously become the highest-scoring teenager in October when he netted against Anderlecht to surpass Patrick Kluivert’s landmark.The goal came at an opportune time, as PSG trailed Bayern Munich 2-0 when he scored — the first time in all competitions the Ligue 1 side had been trailing by two goals since the second leg against Barcelona last season. 2 – It is the 1st time in all competitions that Paris has been losing by two goals at half-time since … March 2017 v Barcelona. Danger.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) December 5, 2017Given that Unai Emery’s side could still have lost top spot in the group with a 4-0 loss to Bayern, despite their sterling play in the five games prior, Mbappe’s goal almost certainly went a long way to calming the nerves of the PSG faithful that another collapse was not on the cards.The Bundesliga champions did manage to spoil PSG’s perfect Champions League record, but only could muster a 3-1 victory, meaning the Parisians will move on as Group B winners.last_img read more


first_imgAnother weekly round up of the news in Touch footy from around Australia and the world… * The countdown continues for the NTL, in one week’s time we’ll be hitting the road for the trip to Coffs Harbour. It’s going to be big with a record number of teams and the introduction of permits such as the ACT competing on their own for the first time, sure to add more to the competition. And did we mention the band playing at the functions??? Xparte…the band Aussie Mens Open coach Tony Trad rocks around with have agreed to perform at both the Opens and Seniors functions…no doubt they will draw the crowds and give us the best closing functions we’ve had yet! Make sure you don’t miss them! * An updated draft draw was loaded onto the website on Thursday, so make sure you’ve checked it out and whether there have been any changes for your side. * Today is officially the last day of summer! * The news is out and about that Kevin Thompson has been appointed as the new CEO for Australian Touch. We look forward to working with him and he’ll kicking off in the position by working with retiring CEO Bill Ker for the next few months. He’ll be attending the `Our Sporting Future’ conference and Australian Sports Awards in Sydney this week with other ATA officials and will then travel down to the NTL in Coffs Harbour. * All players interested in the Seniors tour: Please note that there is a memo on the website and also other links for nomination forms and selection policies, make sure you have a read so you are aware of all of the information and criteria. The story is on the ATA homepage. Please also remember you will be ineligible for selection if you do not tick your team registration form in the appropriate place prior to the start of competition. * Some Touch news out of Western Australia: Former National Men’s Coach Peter McNeven has been in WA for the past week visiting teams and coaches ahead of this weekend’s WA State Championships. “Macca” and WA State Development Manager Matt Bamford have visited a number of metropolitan clubs, as well as Kalgoorlie, Karratha and Geraldton. In all of these areas, coaches have been given the opportunity to attend coaching workshops. It’s also been a chance for further media exposure for the sport, with Peter and Matt interviewed for television and newspaper stories, and a live broadcast with ABC Radio. In the week ahead, the two will be in Broome and a number of metro clubs before Peter provides coaching evaluations during the State Championships. * The squads for the upcoming 2005 NSW U/14 & U/16 Regional Championships have been announced with the tournament taking place on the 2nd & 3rd of April at The Kingsway Playing Fields, The Kingsway Werrington (Penrith Touch Association Playing Fields). For team listings for the Hornets, Rebels, Suns, Mets, Eagles and Scorpions please see * The Hot Spots program is helping another affiliate get off the ground…Macquarie University Touch have received their referees shirts and Touch balls and had several advertisements in local newspapers, with their competition beginning in mid-March. If you know of a new affiliate that’s just joining up or just beginning contact Rachel Moyle at because the Hot Spots program could provide very beneficial assistance to getting up and running or building player numbers. * Touch SA have been making an impact on Adelaide’s major newspaper with the lead up to the NTL…check out the following story: TOUCH SA ARTICLE * Touch Victoria is looking for AusTouch leaders, it’s a great opportunity to further the development of our Junior players and the sport in general, check out the following link for all the info: AUSTOUCH LEADERS WANTED * Remember, in the lead up to the NTL there’s plenty of opportunity for local and regional media coverage. If you need someone to write you a press release or contact your local newspaper or media outlet, talk to Rachel at the ATA office on (02) 6285 2703 or email By Rachel Moyle

Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill should just enjoy their cricket now: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgPrithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill should just enjoy their cricket now: Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar praised the young Indian batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill and also said that they should enjoy their cricket as they have just started their careers.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 14:44 IST Prithvi Shaw with Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli (Photo tweeted by @PrithviShaw)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar praises young cricketers Prithvi Shaw and Shubman GillPrithvi Shaw made a successful Test debut against West Indies at home last yearShubman Gill made his ODI debut against New Zealand in JanuarySachin Tendulkar knows a thing or two about being a ‘boy wonder’, as he gave his seal of approval on India’s young stars — Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill.The pair made a big splash at the Under-19 ICC World Cup in 2018, which India won. Since then Prithvi and Shubman have only grown from strength to strength.Prithvi and Shubman both got picked up for big sums in Indian Premier League. Prithvi went to Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for a whopping INR 1.2 crore, while Shubman went to Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 1.8 crore. Shubman scored 203 runs from 11 games for KKR, while Prithvi made 245 runs in 9 matches for Delhi Capitals.As for their senior record for India, Prithvi made a stunning debut in Tests as he hit a century and became youngest Indian to do so. He went onto aggregate 237 runs in three innings at an average of 118.50 against the West Indies. Shubman has played only two one day internationals for India, although he did have scores of 7 and 9 – his promise as an Indian mainstay will not be judged on these two games.Master Blaster Tendulkar has come out in praise of the Prithvi and Shubman, saying that the pair should enjoy their cricket.”I’ve spoken about Prithvi earlier as well, having watched him bat in the nets as a little boy, all of 8-9 years of age, he had something special even back then. I knew instantly that he would play for India,” Tendulkar said in an interview with”Shubman also played a crucial role in last year’s U-19 World Cup and has had a good domestic season, so both of them (Prithvi and Shubman) have a lot of potential. Having said that, these boys have just started playing for India and they should enjoy their cricket,” Tendulkar added.Earlier, Team India skipper Virat Kohli had praised Prithvi and Shubman, saying that he wasn’t even 10 per cent of what the youngsters are when he was of their age.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Prithvi ShawFollow Shubman Gilllast_img read more

Gov’t Partners with LASCO on River Training Project

first_imgThe Government is collaborating with LASCO Distributors Limited on a $150 million project to retrain the Rio Cobre in St. Catherine. The three-month project, seeks to change the course of the river, which runs behind the company’s White Marl facility. It will protect the property, which is being extensively expanded. “One of the problems that the company was having is that… each time the Rio Cobre is in spate, lands belonging to the company would be lost,” said Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan. The State Minister, who was speaking to JIS News during a tour of the area on Wednesday, March 20,  said over five acres of the property was lost the last time the river was in spate and so “we are changing the river course far away from the expansion that they are doing.” The Government’s contribution to the project is $70 million. The State Minister said additional equipment will be provided to ensure that the work is completed before the start of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season, which starts in June. He lauded LASCO for continuing to invest in Jamaica. He said the expansion work being undertaken by the company, is expected to increase the staff complement at the manufacturing and distributing arms.  “With the completion of the project, the company will be able to employ almost 1,000 new workers in the factory and that is the reason why we took the decision… to join with them to do part of this project,” he said, adding that the Government is willing to partner with other entities on similar ventures. The company expects to complete construction of two new buildings at its White Marl facility, and install new machinery and equipment, this year. Founded in 1988 by Company Chairman, Lascelles Chin, LASCO is a major manufacturer and distributor of household products and pharmaceuticals with markets stretching across the Caribbean, North America, Latin America and the United Kingdom. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Villages removal of straightpride flag is discrimination creator says

first_imgCHIPMAN, N.B. – The man behind a New Brunswick village’s straight-pride flag says he and his supporters are considering legal action or a political challenge of the municipal officials who took it down.“There’s a lot of people angry over the flag being taken down. The same as if the gay pride people would be angry if their flag was taken down,” Glenn Bishop said in an interview Tuesday.“We’re not done. We’re going to regroup and see what’s next.”Bishop, a retired welder, insisted he is not the least bit anti-gay but is simply proud to be straight, and doesn’t understand why Chipman village officials removed the flag after a single day.Bishop had watched Sunday as Mayor Carson Atkinson and others gathered to raise the flag, which shows the symbols for female and male on a field of black and white stripes.But Bishop returned the next day as it was removed in the midst of a public outcry. Comments had poured in on the village’s Facebook page from residents and neighbours criticizing the flag as harmful towards the LGBT community.Chipman’s village council issued a statement saying the flag had been raised as a sign of support for all groups in the community, but it was removed as a result of “unintentional attention,” and based on residents’ feedback.“This flag distraction is a lesson for us and for other rural communities such as our own,” Atkinson said in a statement. It added “no harm or hate was intended,” and that the village of 1,200 remains “an open welcoming community.”But on Tuesday, Bishop called the flag’s removal discrimination against straight people, and said he and his supporters will meet soon to discuss next steps. He said they could include a court battle or perhaps a challenge at the ballot box in the next municipal election.“One or the other or possibly both,” he said.“It costs a lot of money to go to court. It’s a possibility, if the money comes in. And there’s no money coming in.”Chipman had flown the rainbow LGBT flag this summer, and Bishop said he had no objections to it.But he wanted to show his own straight pride — he conceived the flag and it was made by a friend, and they went through “the proper procedures” to get it raised by the village.He said one intention was to signal that the whole village wasn’t gay, and to represent “95 per cent of the population.”“The straight people built this nation … Now we’re being told we can’t say we’re straight.”He said he spoke to activists at the flagpole on Monday, and explained his position to them, and offered to sit down with a representative.“Maybe we can fly both flags together,” he mused.Asked about the straight flag’s design, he said the black and white stripes weren’t a response to the rainbow stripes of an LGBT flag, but just a way of livening up the background to the international symbol he says means “man and woman relationship.”Bishop said he grew up with gays and lesbians as friends, and he sometimes defended them physically as a young man.“I’d do it again, but I’m an old man,” he said.“I am not anti-gay. I’m not … I have friends who are homosexual and lesbian, and I don’t have any problems with them at all.”Justin Smith, who grew up in the neighbouring village of Minto, N.B., said in an email Monday that he sees the raising of the straight flag as a “display of hate” that sends a disappointing message.“There has been a lot of emotions that come with seeing community leaders act in this blatantly insensitive manner,” Smith wrote.As a member of the LGBTQ community, Smith said he celebrates pride after years of living with disrespect and bullying, and said he sees it as a way to honour those who have been killed over their sexual and gender identities.Helen Kennedy, executive director of human rights group Egale Canada, said she wasn’t familiar with the straight flag — and Sunday’s ceremony was the first time she had heard of such a flag being raised in Canada.Kennedy said the council’s decision to raise the flag was “unfortunate and unnecessary,” and said it likely stems from a lack of understanding of the real symbolism of the pride flag, as well as a lack of understanding about the hardships faced by Canada’s LGBTQ community.“When the LGBT community recognizes an event like pride or sees the pride flag flying, it is an indication that their community is potentially a safe space for them to be and to live,” Kennedy said.“I think it’s really unfortunate that the community has done this because it further marginalizes LGBT people and it makes them feel really unsafe in their communities.”last_img read more

Musicians On A Mission Announces Jerry Garcia Celebration Concert

first_imgIt’s back. The second annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration is returning this year.Jerry Garcia Birthday Benefit ConcertThe historic Strand Theater (Lakewood, NJ) will host a very special evening celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia on Saturday, August 26.Musicians on a Mission and the Jerry Garcia Foundation have invited guest artists from around the United states to join in the musical celebration. One of the evening’s featured performers is up-and-coming music sensation EmiSunshine, the 13-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee who has captured the nation’s attention and enchanted many with her musical gifts.California native singer/songwriter Greg Winser will also headline the benefit, sharing his original blend of homegrown music. Local artists Mark Diomede and Sandy Mack will entertain the audience, along with Waynard Scheller and Rainbow Full of Sound.A special reunion of the Jerry Garcia-Merl Saunders Band rhythm section, featuring Bob Steeler on percussion and Merle Saunders’s son, Tony Saunders on bass. Mr. Steeler was a member of Hot Tuna during its power trio years in the 1970s. Mr. Saunders performed with the Saunders/Garcia Band and, according to his website, “graduated from the prestigious Conservatory of Music in San Francisco as a piano player, but soon after began honing his skills on the bass. He was influenced by the sounds of James Jamison, Stanley Clark, Jack Cassidy and others.”The following musicians will also join the stage for this eclectic evening of music:Corby Pryor, 19-year-old guitar prodigy; Matt Aaron, violinist; Paul Avrutin, bassist; Mike Kennedy on petal steel/rhythm guitar; Dan Donovan on drums; with gospel singers Ariel Marin, Ron Rosson and Dawaun King.“We are very grateful to Musicians on a Mission and to all of the gifted musicians coming together to share their artistry in honor of my father,” said Keelin Garcia, cofounder of the Jerry Garcia Foundation.In addition, the Jerry Garcia Foundation will present a collective art project during the concert’s preshow reception at 7:00 p.m. Audience members will be invited to color a giant coloring book page image of Jerry Garcia’s painting titled Seascape. The work will be added to a digital art collage presented in a visual light show at an upcoming ocean conservation benefit concert presented by the foundation later this year.“It’s wonderful that Jerry’s art and music continue to inspire new creativity. It speaks to to the visionary spirit that is still very present,” said Manasha Garcia, cofounder of the foundation.Jerry Garcia’s fine art will be offered to the public at a raffle. The three museum-quality pieces are titled Bluegrass Musician, Wetlands ll, and Wisteria.Plan on arriving by 7:00 p.m. for a reception in the Gallery, featuring acoustic performances from members of Musicians on a Mission and a raffle of three museum-quality Jerry Garcia fine art pieces donated by the Jerry Garcia Foundation.. The Main Stage concert will be general admission and begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 (plus a $6 convenience fee) and are available at the Strand’s website event page.Music lineup is subject to changeFor further information, please visit Musicians on a Mission.last_img read more

Canadian investment in renewable energy up 8 in 2014

OTTAWA — A United Nations-sponsored report says Canada remained among the top 10 countries in the world for investment in renewable energy last year. The annual report released this morning found global investment in renewable energies, not including hydro-electric power, climbed 17% in 2014 to around US$270 billion.The increase marked a global rebound after two years in which renewable energy investment shrank from its all-time high in 2011.China was the clear colossus at the top of the renewable energy investment heap, with spending increasing 39% over 2013 to a total of more than US$83-billion.The United States and Japan rounded out the top three — each investing more than US$350billion — while Canada placed sixth overall for the second year in a row, with investments of about US$8-billion, up 8% over 2013.The report found that, globally, solar and wind energy projects accounted for 92%  of all investment in renewables in 2014. read more

Composer releases album of music for cats but does it work

first_img“We put on the music just a while ago and the cats just calmed down” 🐱🐱🐱 a lot of them are snoozing— Telegraph Trending (@TelegraphTrend) October 19, 2016 Tinkerbell is more interested in stealing the sandwiches for journalists than listening to the specially-composed cat music 🐱— Telegraph Trending (@TelegraphTrend) October 19, 2016 Victor was quite charmed by the cello! @music4cats— Lady Dinah’s Cats (@LadyDinahsCats) October 20, 2016 Other cats also came to investigate and sit by him as he played the music.Cats have differing personalities just as humans do, so while some were sent off to sleep by the music and others were less affected by it, and more interested in food and their toys.The same was found by University of Wisconsin researchers, who published their work in the Applied Animal Behaviour Science journal.They found the songs elicited positive reactions from 77 per cent of cats that heard them.The researchers wrote that “cats showed a significant preference for and interest in species-appropriate music”.’Music For Cats’ has proven hugely popular, with Mr Teie’s initial Kickstarter campaign raising over $200,000. More than 10,000 copies of the album have been sold. So, it turns out cats like music just as much as we do, and now this invention means they don’t have to be irritated by human music, as they now have tunes specially composed for them. A composer has released an album of music specifically for cats to enjoy  – and on Wednesday night, The Telegraph went to the launch, which was also attended by 15 cats.The music, composed by David Teie, a soloist with America’s National Symphony Orchestra, and released by Universal Music, simulates purring, heartbeats and “sympathetic cat noises”, to put felines at ease.He launched it at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in Shoreditch, which is a cat cafe, and it appeared to go down a treat with some of the cats, who promptly fell asleep.9-month-old Tinkerbell was the exception to the rule, however, and was more interested in trying to steal the sandwiches laid out for journalists. This is David Teie who composed the music for cats 🐱— Telegraph Trending (@TelegraphTrend) October 19, 2016 Journalists and Wookiee the cat are listening to cat music 🐱🐱— helena horton 🐱 (@horton_official) October 19, 2016center_img He researched the hearing range of cats and sounds they enjoy, and sent the finished music to scientists to test.He explained: “This started as a test of my theory of how music can affect other species – I have taken music apart and put it back together again.”I’ve become a total animal nut! I no longer see humans as special – we are just another one of the species”. The music for cats sounded soothing, but the noises were slow and there wasn’t a catchy tune or melody like the music often played for humans in coffee shops.However, the cats did certainly seem to enjoy it. That is, until their food was brought out and they quickly ended their snoozes and ran to the food bowls.When the composer treated the audience to a live cello performance, Wookiee a large tabby tom cat took a front-row seat. The Telegraph asked Mr Teie whether cats snoozing to his tunes was an intended effect. “Yes, it is. The sounds are supposed to soothe cats and be on their wavelength.”I used different ‘purr’ instruments to create sympathetic expressions for cats. I also simulated kitten sounds and a suckling sounds they would have heard as their brains were developing.”As a violin simulates a woman’s voice, which is sympathetic for humans, so the cello simulates cat noises for cats”. He said he hasn’t yet managed to make noises which liven cats up – dance music for cats, that is – because our speakers don’t make noises which are high-pitched enough.Mr Teie is working on developing speakers which go above the wavelengths humans can hear, and to mimic the singing of mice, in order to make sounds which cats enjoy and also make them more lively.The composer and cellist said: “The cats have reacted like this because they have had to listen to human music their whole life – but this music is for them, and on their wavelength”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Nikola Karabatic is out for twothree weeks

Nikola KarabaticPSG Handball The biggest handball star, HP World Handball Player 2014 and 2015, Nikola Karabatic, will be out for the next two-three matches in VELUX EHF Champions League. The 32-years old playmaker of French PSG Handball suffered muscle injury during the match against Wisla Plock. It looks better than at the first sight.He will be out between two and three weeks, but ready for the upcoming battles in national jersey at the end of the month at the start of EHF EURO 2018 qualifications. ← Previous Story EHF CL BEST 7 – Round 2 Next Story → Fuchse Berlin at the TOP of DKB BUndesliga after thriller in Hannover! read more

Kielce win Holy war in Plock

13.Szczecin81007195:2373 8.Wybrzeze Gdansk84004202:22012 4.Wisla Plock86002255:20918 ← Previous Story WCH 2025: Serbia, Croatia or DEN/NOR/CH? Next Story → VIDEO: Meet the Dujshebaevs 2.Azoty-Pulawy87001263:18621 5.Kwidzyn84103204:20914 6.Gwardia Opole84013221:24113 11.Kalisz82015213:2237 1.Vive Kielce88000303:21824 14.Arka Gdynia80008202:2640 10.Piotrkowianin Piotrkow72104199:2158 PGE Vive Kielce won “Holly War” in Polish handball! The best team of Poland once again showed domination over the biggest rival on their court “Orlen Arena” in Plock.Orlen Wisła Płock – PGE VIVE Kielce 24:31 (10:18)Orlen Wisła: Borbely (0/11 save), Wichary (7/24 saves), Morawski (0/1) – Góralski, Moya, Racotea, Obradovic 2, Tarabochia 1, Zdrahala 2, de Toledo 1, Krajewski 5/1, Mihić, Daszek 7/2, Piechowski , Sulić 3, Źabić 2/2.VIVE: Ivić (5/17 saves), Cupara (9/21 saves) – Jurecki 2, Aguinagalde, Jachlewski 5, Janc 3, Lijewski 2, Moryto 9/7, Cindrić 3, Fernandez 3, A. Dujshebaev, D. Dujshebaev 3, Karalek 1.STANDINGS: 12.Stal Mielec81016203:2574 3.Zabrze86101231:20520 9.Zaglebie73004190:1999 7.Chrobry Glogow84004204:20212 Orlen Wisla PlockPGE Vive Kielce read more

Microsoft Kills SideWinder Gaming Brand

first_imgThe Microsoft SideWinder series of gaming and high-end keyboards and mice have been around for a while, and made waves when they were introduced as an alternative to bigger names in the gaming peripheral market like Logitech and Saitek (now owned by MadCatz.) Now, Microsoft is expected to kill off the brand entirely and end the peripheral line that brought us solid keyboards like the SideWinder X6 and the original SideWinder gaming mouse. According to a post at VR Zone, Microsoft is citing a far too crowded field in the PC peripheral market to keep up with the high-end brand, specifically from companies that specialize in peripherals like Logitech, Razer, and even SteelSeries. It’s not the first time Microsoft has tried to wind down the SideWinder brand – back in 2003 the company stopped making new SideWinder peripherals due to flagging sales, but thanks to an agreement with Razer they brought the brand back in 2007. This time however, it doesn’t look like there’ll be anyone to save the peripheral line, and Microsoft hasn’t indicated they want it saved.last_img read more

Simpsons Films Gives Every Movie a Springfield Spin

first_imgCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011)(dir. Joe Johnston)— Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) August 18, 2017Some of these are pretty straightforward. But others are more like puzzles, or great nerd jokes, that become especially hilarious after it takes a few seconds for everything to click into place. It’s like abstract art.The Prestige (2006)(dir. Christopher Nolan)— Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) August 2, 2017 Dunkirk (2017)(dir. Christopher Nolan)— Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) July 22, 2017 Stay on target 17776 (2017)(dir. Jon Bois)— Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) July 17, 2017Most of these tweets are just a single still image and accompanying film title, but some get fancy with a series of stills that condense and summarize the entire plot of a film or show with Simpsons pictures. They’re like internet comic strip remixes.The Handmaiden (2016)(dir. Park Chan-wook)— Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) August 14, 2017 Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)(developer NetherRealm Studios)— Simpsons Videogames (@simpsonsvgames) June 4, 2017 Finally, a ‘Simpsons’ Esports EpisodeWatch: Thanos (Finally) Wipes Out The Simpsons center_img These days, The Simpsons is pretty bad, and it’s been bad for many years if not decades now. But there’s so much of it that’s so superb, most of those first ten years are arguably perfect, that not even the most embarrassing and mediocre modern whining about “college SJWs” can tarnish those classic episodes.The internet has played a crucial in making sure we all remember how incredible Matt Groening and Fox’s cartoon cash cow used to be while updating it for modern tastes. We’ve already covered the wonderful worlds of weird Simpsons memes and fan art. But one recent online Simpsons project is so entertaining we decided to highlight it even further. The Twitter account Simpsons Films gives your favorite movies a Springfield spin.Tusk (2014)(dir. Kevin Smith)— Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) August 10, 2017The Twitter account “One Perfect Shot” showcases famous frames, beautiful images, from all kinds of movies. Shots like the balloons erupting from the house in Up or Max pissing in the desert in the opening of Mad Max: Fury Road (a movie that’s nothing but perfect shots to be honest). The account gets some flak from Film Twitter for ignoring the motion and context of others shots that make these shots work, but it’s fun to see these cinematic images across your feed from time to time.Simpsons Films is a basically a parody of One Perfect Shot as strong as any parody from the one-time Tracey Ullman Show spin-off it self. Since October 2016, the account has tweeted the names of movies and TV shows (or SB Nation art projects) juxtaposed with corresponding Simpsons images for comedic effect. In case that explanation of the joke wasn’t funny enough, check out a few examples. Spoilers maybe?Colossal (2016)(dir. Nacho Vigalondo)— Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) August 16, 2017 Minecraft (2011)(developer Mojang)— Simpsons Videogames (@simpsonsvgames) June 7, 2017 Arrested Development (2003-2006)(dir. various)— Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) August 22, 2017Meanwhile, this especially perfect Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 homage is just a video clip I still can’t believe The Simpsons actually already did years and years ago.Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017)(dir. James Gunn)— Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) July 21, 2017There’s also a Simpsons Video Games Twitter account that’s doing basically the same gag, but there’s not as much to work with since The Simpsons hasn’t spent an eon making fun of video games as often as movies and TV. Still, there are some good gags and deep cuts here for gaming fans with a sense of humor about this absurd industry.Undertale (2015)(developer Toby Fox)— Simpsons Videogames (@simpsonsvgames) June 26, 2017 Arms (2017)(developer Nintendo EPD)— Simpsons Videogames (@simpsonsvgames) June 29, 2017In between all the apathetic and lame libertarian centrism, one really excellent South Park joke was about how The Simpsons already did everything, leaving no original plots or ideas or anything else for any other adult cartoons. But it goes further than that. You can pretty much experience any part of all of human art and culture through a Simpsons lens if you look hard enough. Simpsons Films is just further proof of how the greatest sitcom of all time, animated or otherwise, has basically become a living narrative parody encyclopedia. Frinkiac is the new Bible.American Gods (2017 onwards)(dir. various)— Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) July 1, 2017Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Real Good You Guys iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

first_imgStay on target Real There You Guys: Ready Player One and Nostalgia as Generational PoisonReal Good You Guys: ThinkGeek’s Bags of Holding (Fast Travel and M… I work in the PCMag labs, where I’ve gotten a reputation as a fairly handy guy. It isn’t because of any real prowess with repairing or modding electronics, but simply the fact that I have a bunch of tools on a bench and can do spot repair jobs. Soldering iron, Dremel, you name it. It’s always a small point of pride when someone comes to me and asks for a hand with something, even if it’s as simple as soldering a power lead on an Atari 800 or drilling out a stripped screw holding a hard drive in place in a laptop.I could sing praises of the glorious Dremel rotary tool for hours, but no amount of grinding and cutting can replace a good, solid manual driver. And that’s why the secret weapon on my bench isn’t something that plugs into a wall and makes a lot of noise, but a collection of extremely useful hand tools. I’m talking about the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit. This isn’t a kit that was sent to me as a sample, but one I bought for myself, and that has impressed me so much I’m writing about itiFixit is the site you go to when you want to find out how to dismantle or repair something. They have guides and parts for smartphones, tablets, computers, game consoles, and even cameras. If your iPhone has a cracked screen and you don’t want to take it to a shop, iFixit has what you need to repair it yourself. You can get repair kits and parts piecemeal, but to be ready for anything you should start with one of their toolkits, and the Pro Tech Toolkit is the best combination of power and value.The Pro Tech Toolkit comes in a ballistic nylon wrap that makes it feel like a safecracking kit. It folds up to hold everything securely when you take it around, and unfolds to show off its extensive armory of tools, each in their own pocket or strap.The heart of the Pro Tech Toolkit is a 64-bit driver set kept in its own plastic storage box that attaches magnetically to the nylon wrap. It’s a secret weapon for opening up anything that’s been screwed shut. It has a handful of Philips, hex, Allen, and slotted bits, but that’s just the start. Have you ever looked at the back of an old game cartridge, or pried open an iPad, or just looked closely at a vending machine and noticed that the screws they use all look weird? That’s because they are weird.Anyone can pick up a Philips head screwdriver, which is why companies from Apple to Nintendo don’t generally use Philips screws. They use different security screws with special heads that you can’t open with your average toolkit. That’s why the Pro Tech Toolkit has Torx Security, JIS, Gamebit, spanner, triangle, tripoint, square, pentalobe, and other rare bits. These let you dismantle everything from Game Boy cartridges to iPhones with ease. The driver itself has a very sturdy metal handle and a bearing cap for easy spinning, and it comes with a flexible extender and a 1/4-inch-to-4mm driver adapter. Each bit has its own secure, labeled slot molded in the foam of the case.$60 for a 64-bit driver kit is a bit pricey (and you can buy just the driver kit for $25 from iFixit, anyway), but that’s why the Pro Tech Toolkit comes with so many other things in its nylon wrap. Bits are useless if you can’t get into a device, and that’s where the kit’s many spudgers come in. They’re special picks and blades for prying open electronics that have been closed with pressure. The kit comes with two standard anti-static plastic spudgers with pointed and flat ends, a metal spudger for prying open really tightly sealed devices, a metal jimmy with a thin blade for precision, six guitar pick-like opening picks, and three plastic opening tools. Those are made of a softer plastic than the other spudgers, for prying and opening delicate devices.The kit doesn’t stop there, though. It also has three pairs of tweezers: one straight, one angled, and one spring-closed reverse set, for moving and holding delicate wires and picking out tiny bits that fall into cases. Finally, the kit includes a suction cup with a metal ring for lifting glass and screens, and an anti-static strap.I’ve owned a few different electronics toolkits in my day, and the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit is by far the best. It’s well-designed, well-made, and has everything I need to crack into anything with a screen and a battery (and many things without them). It’s well worth the $60 for anyone who ever wanted to open up an old game system or try to repair their smartphone without taking it to a store.It’s real good you guys.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Cech Our target is top four

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says the club’s big objective in the Premier League this season is to get into the top four.After their 3-0 FA Cup win at Blackpool on Saturday evening, Cech outlined their targets and objectives for the season.Arsenal are in 5th place and trailing fourth-placed Chelsea by three points, but a resurgent Manchester United side is breathing down their necks with just three points separating them.“Personally I love the competition,” Cech told the club’s website.“I haven’t played it much in my career but most of the time I played at the end and I have five [winners’ medals].“I am very proud of them because it is a great competition to win and something to remember and something to look at one day when you retire.“The FA Cup final is a special occasion for any player playing in England.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Our priority is to get into the top four [so we can] be in the Champions League and then you want to progress and evolve as a club, as a team.“We have a new manager and obviously we set our targets so if we can win a trophy together in the first season it would be a good achievement.“You play every game to win and this time we were in the FA Cup, we have the tradition as a club to do well and if we can win it, we’d like to do so.“It is the same with the Europa League – we started really well and are in the last 32.“These are two targets but the Premier League remains a big objective, to get into the top four.”last_img read more

Vote Now for the Next Faces of Farming and Ranching

first_imgNow, you can cast your vote for the next Faces of Farming & Ranching! From now until Nov. 2, visit the Faces of Farming & Ranching Online Voting page to learn more about each of the finalists and the work they do, including short videos highlighting their farms/ranches. From there, vote for whom you believe best exemplifies agriculture. These votes will be factored into the final decision to determine the next Faces of Farming and Ranching.THE FINALISTSErin Brenneman, IowaJay Hill, N.M.Carrie Mess, Wis.Thomas Titus, Ill.Darrell Glaser, TexasBrian Jones, TexasJessica Potter, Colo.Carla Wardin, Mich.Access the Faces of Farming & Ranching Online Voting Page:• From any desktop computer OR mobile device: Visit• From any desktop computer OR mobile device: Go to USFRA’s Facebook Page, and click on the link in the Faces of Farming and Ranching Post pinned at the top of the Timeline.• From any desktop computer: Go to USFRA’s Facebook Page – click on the VOTE NOW tabOnly one vote per day per email address is allowed. Registering on Facebook is required in order to vote– to ensure all votes are legitimate and non-fraudulent. Not already a member of Facebook? No problem – simply sign up at to register.A combination of public votes and USFRA judges’ scores will determine the winners, who will be announced on November 12, 2014, during a press conference at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention (NAFB) in Kansas City.Winners will serve in multiple high-visibility roles on behalf of USFRA, participating in a number of activities including national media interviews, advertising and public appearances. Winners will receive a $15,000 stipend to help cover the costs of being away from their operations. They’ll also receive professional media/speaker training and full support from USFRA through their yearlong tenure.last_img read more

4 finalists announced for MiamiDade Teacher of the Year

first_img“At a very young age, at 8, I realized that I loved the craft of teaching and as a little girl I would be teaching the bushes and the trees in the backyard,” Grant said. “It is a humbling feeling, because as a teacher, you don’t usually look for accolades. Most of the time what you get is from the student’s successes.”The final finalist in the running to represent Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the competition is Oliver Diez.Diez has been working as a music teacher at Palmetto Elementary with almost 20 years of experience.He wants to make sure other art teachers get the recognition they deserve, since he is the only special subject teacher in the running.“It’s a true honor, especially to be at this level, county-wide, to be one of the four finalists. I’m very humbled,” said Diez. “I would love for it to be an inspiration to other teachers in the field of music and art.”The winner will be announced at a dinner Thursday night at the Double-Tree by Hilton Hotel Miami International Airport and Convention Center and will then move on to compete against the state-wide finalists.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade County Public Schools has announced four finalists for Teacher of the Year.The winner of the district competition will be announced Thursday night and will go on to compete for the state title.One of the finalists is seventh grade language arts teacher Adrienne Burrows.After graduating from Miami Killian Senior High school, Burrows received her first teaching job at Miami Edison Senior High.Burrows recalls her time at the school saying, “The system had pretty much given up on that school and were on the verge of closure, and I wanted to go to place to let them know that these kids do have the ability to learn, because I was once the type of student that they were.”She now inspires students at Young Women’s Preparatory Academy and has been recognized for her career of teaching for 12 years in Miami-Dade.“I’m not one who boasts about accolades and things like that, but to see everything that I have done within my career come to fruition in this magnitude is absolutely incredible,” said Burrows. She said her teaching philosophy is to just empower, inspire and motivate her kids to be amazing.Another finalist, Ray Parris Jr. has been teaching for the past 22 years, 18 of them in Florida.Parris is currently a digital media teacher at Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High School.“We kind of do a lot, from robotics, from app development, from digital media certification process,” said Parris, “but my class is more like kids walk away with a skill set, from entrepreneurs to building and coding, that they can apply the skills in the real world industry.”He said he is glad to be recognized and loves teaching students skills that go way beyond the classroom.“Honored, I’m really honored. It’s been a roller coaster,” said Parris.The third finalist in the district competition is Cope Center’s English teacher Hope Grant. last_img read more

Related Wizz Air flights to Vilnius welcomed by Ro

first_img RelatedWizz Air flights to Vilnius welcomed by Robin Hood AirportRobin Hood Airport has welcomed airline Wizz Air’s decision to launch flights to Vilnius from the Yorkshire airport.High number of holidaymakers expected at Robin Hood Airport this weekendLarge numbers have booked flights from Robin Hood Airport over the bank holiday weekendNew routes from Robin Hood Airport announcedNew routes from Robin Hood Airport announced A tough economic climate has done little to dissuade holidaymakers jetting off from Yorkshire’s Robin Hood Airport, new figures have suggested.The travel hub reports that it has seen passenger numbers rise by 12.6 per cent since April last year, despite only having been open for three years.Speaking to local newspaper the Star, the director of the airport’s group Peel Airports said that he and his colleagues were delighted with the achievement.”A year-on-year passenger increase of over 12 per cent is something to be very proud of,” Hugh Lang said.He added that he expected the airport’s success to grow even further now it has expanded its destination offering to include Polish city-break hotspot Warsaw.Meanwhile, a local councillor has called for the Robin Hood train line to be extended from Mansfield to Robin Hood Airport.Kate Allsop, Mansfield District Council’s portfolio holder for regeneration, told “If the line was extended it would reduce the amount of people having to drive their cars to the airport and pay expensive car parking fines.”ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Umm Haram cloth thieves caught in the north

first_imgTwo men suspected of stealing the cloth that covered the tomb of Umm Haram at the Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca have been arrested in the north, reports said on Friday.The cloth was found in the possession of Irfan Ahmad and Omar Saif, said.The two suspects, who were described as foreign nationals, were remanded in custody for three days pending investigation of the case.On Thursday, police in the republic had issued an arrest warrant for a foreign national suspected to have been involved in the theft of the cloth the previous day.According to police, the mosque’s imam reported that the cloth – worth around €400 – was stolen on Wednesday by two men while the religious site was open to visitors.The cloth is not of an archaeological value, police said.Police said they issued an arrest warrant for one of the two suspects, a Turkish man, holder of a British passport, who is believed to have arrived in Cyprus on Tuesday through Larnaca airport.Police got his name from the car rental company.The man crossed to the breakaway north in the rental car on Wednesday, after the theft, police said. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more