Alabama Hosted Elite LSU 4-Star WR Commit On Visit

first_imgLSU gets ready to snap the ball against Alabama.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 04: The LSU Tigers offense faces the Alabama Crimson Tide defense at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama has beaten LSU on the field every time they’ve met since January 2012. They also win their fair share of battles against the Tigers in recruiting.When it comes to four-star wide receiver Kayshon Boutte, the Crimson Tide are hoping to poach the New Iberia, La. native from his in-state program. Boutte has been committed to LSU since October.However, he visited Alabama over the weekend, working out while he was there. 247Sports’ Hank South has a full update on ‘Bama’s pursuit of Boutte, though it is behind a paywall.Boutte, the top-rated rising senior in Louisiana, posted several photos of his trip to Tuscaloosa on Twitter. imma $avage that’s why i keep a couple with me, going 🦍ishhh #Bama🔴🐘 pic.twitter.com/s0ywvs8MWq— Kayshon Boutte (@KayshonB15) June 3, 2019Boutte is the seventh-ranked wide receiver and 41st-rated prospect in the 2020 class, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.If he flips from LSU to Alabama, he’ll be the Crimson Tide’s third-highest rated commitment for 2020.Alabama and LSU are currently ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the 2020 team composite rankings. You can view those here.last_img read more

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Child deaths by AES continue doctors officials clueless

first_imgPatna: Children have been dying in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) for over a fortnight, but doctors and heath officials are still in dark about the exact nature of the disease and precise cause of deaths. The state and central governments are also clueless on the matter. As per official figures, 113 children have died due to AES in Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts, so far. Bihar Health Department Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar said here that of the total 113 deaths, 91 had died state-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), 16 in the private Kejriwal hospital both in Muzaffarpur, two in the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital in Patna, and 4 in other districts. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France This year, 501 AES cases have been reported in the state till date. Doctors and health officials have different views on the factors behind AES epidemic and the cause of the deaths. This confusion has further complicated the process to combat or control the seasonal outbreak of AES, which has been recurring every year. Bihar Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar has publicly admitted that even the government is unclear about what exactly was causing the AES outbreak, which has been recorded regularly in Muzaffarpur since 1995. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize “We are still not aware if the disease is caused due to some virus, bacteria, toxin effect due to consumption of litchi, malnourishment or due to environmental conditions such as high temperature and humidity,” he said. “Several researches have been conducted, including by a team of experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (US), but the finding is inconclusive”. SKMCH Chief Medical Officer S.P. Singh said the reason behind the outbreak of the disease was yet to be confirmed. “We don’t know it and it was being ascertained medically”, Singh said. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, himself a doctor, who had visited Muzaffarpur three days ago and examined several children in SKMCH, said the deaths could have something to do with electrolyte imbalance and the metabolic system. He also did not rule out the possibility of AES due to viral infection or toxin effect, which could possibly be caused by the consumption of litchi, as well as high temperature and humidity. Taking this into consideration, Harsh Vardhan stressed the need for research on AES and setting up of a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research unit in Muzaffarpur in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research, the National Centre for Disease Control and AIIMS Patna. He said there should be research to identify the disease that still not identified and for it research facility should be develop in Muzaffarpur will take support from Atlanta based Centre for Disease Control and WHO for reserach in order to ascertain the causative factor of the disease. However, Hardeo Manjhi, a landless labourer from Muzaffarpur, whose 4-year-old son is being treated at SKMCH, said: “My son suddenly developed high fever in the early hours last week, followed by convulsions and later turned unconcious, after which, we brought him to hospital for treatment. His condition is showing little improvement”. Manjhi pointed out that most of the children first develop high fever, followed by symotoms like weakness, convulsion, and then lose consciousness. Marla Devi, mother of a 6 year old child undergoing treatment for AES, said doctors treating her daughter informed that she had lost consciousness due to brain swelling and high fever. “We have noticed only high fever and convulsion”, she said. SKMCH’s Paediatricts Department head Gopal Shankar Sahni said the AES outbreak happened during extreme summer. “We have collected information that suggest that children’s body temperatures would shoot up followed by convulsion. They also suffer from hypoglycaemia (very low blood sugar) to shortage of sodium”. Rajiv Kumar of Kejriwal Hospital said it was common for children struck by AES to suffer from mental disorientation after the sudden onset of fever. “In such a situation, we have been advising parents to bring their children to the nearest PHC or hospital without delay for treatment. Chances of survival increase with early arrival”,” he said. Most of the child victims of AES belong to poor and marginalised sections, including Dalits, Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Economically Backward Classes (EBCs) and Muslims. “AES victims are mostly the malnourished children from underprivileged sections of society, they are from categories below the poverty line (BPL)”, said a district health official in Muzaffarpur. After Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited Muzaffarpur on Tuesday , the government has commissioned a survey in blocks and villages which reported high death toll to study the socio-economic profiles of the affected families and their living conditions. A team of experts sent by the Central government has expressed dissatisfaction over the weak health infrastructure and poor hospital facilities.last_img read more

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Benedict Cumberbatch Hosts Laureus World Sports Awards In Malaysia

first_imgThree of the most exciting young sports stars of their generation, who have proved world-beaters despite their age, have been honoured at the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards – hosted by Benedict Cumberbatch – in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Germany’s Sebastian Vettel, the youngest four-time Formula One world champion in history at 26, was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, US swimmer Missy Franklin, at 18, became the youngest ever winner of the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award, while Spain’s Marc Márquez received the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award, after winning the World MotoGP Championship at just 20 years and 266 days.There was double delight for both Germany and Spain when the Awards were announced. Bayern Munich joined Vettel as winners, taking the Laureus World Team of the Year Award, while tennis maestro Rafael Nadal received the Laureus Comeback Award to celebrate, with Márquez, a wonderful night for Spanish sport.The Laureus World Sports Awards are the premier honours on the international sporting calendar. The winners are chosen by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 46 of the greatest living sportsmen and sportswomen. Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards directly benefit and underpin the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Since its inception, Laureus has raised €60 million for projects which have improved the lives of millions of young people.Sebastian Vettel’s success was particularly satisfying for the young German racer, who had been nominated five times for a Laureus Award, before finally winning. His fourth straight World Championship in 2013 saw him join motor racing legends Juan Manuel Fangio, Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost, who all won at least four times, but he did it more quickly than them – at just 26 years and 116 days.Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Missy Franklin was the sensation of the World Championships in Barcelona, becoming the first woman swimmer in history to win six gold medals at a single World Championships – three individual and three relay – at the age of just 18. She continues to refuse prize money and endorsements so that she can maintain her amateur status in college.Bayern Munich were presented with the Laureus World Team of the Year Award after becoming the first football club to complete the treble of UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup. Six of their players were nominated for the FIFA Player of the Year Award: Philipp Lahm, Thomas Mueller, Manuel Neuer, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Bastian Schweinsteiger.Spain’s Marc Márquez was presented with the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award after becoming the youngest ever MotoGP world champion, at 20 years 266 days. He also made history by becoming the youngest winner of a Grand Prix, in Austin in April, at 20 years 63 days.It was Márquez’ first Laureus Award, but his fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal secured his third Laureus Statuette, when he won the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award, returning after a seven-month absence because of injury to win the French Open and US Open Grand Slam titles and regain his No 1 world ranking.France’s Marie Bochet, aged 19, won the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award after becoming the first athlete to complete a Grand Slam of all five events at one Alpine Skiing World Championships.Britain’s BMX star Jamie Bestwick, now based in the United States, won the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award after becoming the only athlete in X Games history to win eight straight gold medals, two more than legends such as Tony Hawk and Shaun White.The Laureus World Sports Academy presented two additional discretionary Awards. The Laureus Spirit of Sport Award was won by the Afghanistan Cricket Team, who qualified for the Cricket World Cup for the first time in their history, and the Laureus Sport for Good Award was presented to Magic Bus, the sports-based community project in India.The Awards Ceremony was held at the Istana Budaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was hosted by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Oscar and Grammy winner Jamie Foxx performed to the star-studded audience. German actor Daniel Brühl, who played Niki Lauda in the film Rush, was present along with Chinese supermodel and actress Du Juan.The members of the Laureus World Sports Academy present were: Giacomo Agostini, Bobby Charlton, Sebastian Coe, Nadia Comaneci, Deng Yaping, Kapil Dev, Mick Doohan, Sean Fitzpatrick, Dawn Fraser, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tony Hawk, Michael Johnson, Franz Klammer, Edwin Moses (Chairman), Ilie Nastase, Alexey Nemov, Morné du Plessis, Hugo Porta, Mark Spitz, Daley Thompson and Steve Waugh.Other sports guests included: Vitor Baia, Robert Baker, Kenny Belaey, Jamie Bestwick, Marie Bochet, Ronald de Boer, Annabelle Bond, Daniel Brühl, Bob Burnquist, Eric Cantona, Fabio Capello, All Black Dan Carter, Lee Chong Wei, David Coulthard, Johan Cruyff, Nicol David, Deng Yaping, Du Juan, Paulo Ferreira, Nacho Figueras, Emerson Fittipaldi, Missy Franklin, Maya Gabeira, Stephanie Gilmore, Ruud Gullit, Lewis Hamilton, Raphael Holzdeppe, Nico Hülkenberg, Philip Köster, Michael Laudrup, Tegla Loroupe, Steve McManaman, Marc Márquez, Felipe Massa, Gaizka Mendieta, Luis Milla, Hidetoshi Nakata, Antonis Nikopolidis, Sophie Pascoe, Nico Rosberg, Sarah Louise Rung, Axel Schulz, Jimmy Spithill, Angelika Timanina, and Sebastian Vettel.Among other guests present were Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia; YB Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, Malaysia Minister for Youth and Sports; YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri, Malaysia Minister of Tourism and Culture.The Awards were announced in seven categories. The winners are:Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Sebastian VettelLaureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Missy FranklinLaureus World Team of the Year: Bayern MunichLaureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Marc MárquezLaureus World Comeback of the Year: Rafael NadalLaureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Marie BochetLaureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Jamie BestwickThere were two additional Awards: the Laureus Spirit of Sport Award was presented to the Afghanistan Cricket Team and the Laureus Sport for Good Award was presented to Magic Bus, the sports-based community project in India.Source:Laureus Sport For Good Foundationlast_img read more

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Husky pleads guilty over oil leak into North Saskatchewan River

first_img40 per cent of 225,000 litres of diluted heavy oil from Husky’s pipeline made into the North Saskatchewan River. APTN fileThe Canadian PressHusky Energy has pleaded guilty in a pipeline leak that sent oil spilling into a major river and fouled the source of drinking water for thousands of people.The spill into the North Saskatchewan River in July 2016 forced the cities of North Battleford, Prince Albert and Melfort to shut off their water intakes for almost two months.Calgary-based Husky entered guilty pleas on one provincial and two federal environmental charges in provincial court in Lloydminster, Sask.The two federal charges under the Fisheries Act and the Migratory Birds Convention Act relate to the deposit of a harmful substance into water frequented by fish and birds.The provincial conviction is for “allowing the discharge of a substance … into the environment” causing an adverse effect.The federal Crown withdrew seven other charges.About 40 per cent of 225,000 litres of diluted heavy oil from Husky’s pipeline near Maidstone in west-central Saskatchewan made it into the river.It caused an oil plume that flowed hundreds of kilometres downstream.The charges were announced in May 2018 after a 19-month joint federal-provincial investigation.Husky had already apologized for the spill and said it accepted full responsibility.The company said the pipeline buckled and leaked because of ground movement.The pipeline was allowed to restart in October 2016 after being repaired and inspected.The company pegged the cleanup cost at more than $107 million. Husky said more than 90 per cent of the oil was recovered.A victim impact statement filed Wednesday by three Indigenous communities in the area said the cleanup wasn’t good enough.Chief Wayne Semaganis spoke on behalf of his Little Pine First Nation and also for the Sweetgrass and Red Pheasant bands.He said birds, wildlife and fish such as walleye and northern pike still suffer the effects of the oil contamination.As a result, the First Nations have lost traditional use of their land.“We no longer fish in the river. We no longer trap on or near reserve lands. We no longer farm on or near reserve lands,” he said.“We no longer drink water drawn from reserve lands. In fact, many will only drink bottled water.”Semaganis said the Indigenous communities are still feeling the impact of the spill and residents remain anxious, fearful and psychologically stressed.“We are absolutely clear about two facts … the cleanup of the contamination is inadequate and incomplete.”The cities of North Battleford and Prince Albert also filed victim impact states with the court.Prince Albert’s statement, read out by the Crown, said the spill caused significant disruption and stress for many parties and considerable losses to individuals and businesses.Spray parks were closed at the peak of the summer holidays. Laundry mats were shut down. Car washes couldn’t operate and businesses had to close.“The city was forced to implement its emergency operations centre.” said the statement ready by provincial prosecutor Matthew Miazga.In addition, the city had to add temporary lines to two nearby rivers for drinking water.Judge Lorna Dyck was expected to sentence Husky later Wednesday.last_img read more

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Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology’s brightest minds should have seen that coming.Social media bans of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have thrust Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others into a role they never wanted — as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms, deciding what should and shouldn’t be allowed and often angering almost everyone in the process. Jones, a right-wing provocateur, suddenly found himself banned from most major social platforms this week, after years in which he was free to use them to promulgate a variety of false claims.Twitter, which one of its executives once called the “free speech wing of the free speech party,” remains a lonely holdout on Jones. The resulting backlash suggests that no matter what the tech companies do, “there is no way they can please everyone,” as Scott Shackelford, a business law and ethics professor at Indiana University, observed.Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and crew, and Google’s stewards of YouTube gave little thought to such consequences as they built their empires with lofty goals to connect the world and democratize discourse. At the time, they were the rebels aiming to bypass the stodgy old gatekeepers — newspaper editors, television programmers and other establishment types — and let people talk directly to one another.“If you go back a decade or so, the whole idea of speech on social media was seen as highly positive light,” said Tim Cigelske, who teaches social media at Marquette University in Wisconsin. There was the Arab Spring. There were stories of gay, lesbian and transgender teens from small towns finding support online.At the same time, of course, the companies were racing to build the largest audiences possible, slice and dice their user data and make big profits by turning that information into lucrative targeted advertisements.The dark side of untrammeled discourse, the thinking went, would sort itself out as online communities moderated themselves, aided by fast-evolving computer algorithms and, eventually, artificial intelligence.“They scaled, they built, they wanted to drive revenue as well as user base,” said technology analyst Tim Bajarin, president of consultancy Creative Strategies. “That was priority one and controlling content was priority two. It should have been the other way around.”That all got dicier once the election of President Donald Trump focused new attention on fake news and organized misinformation campaigns — not to mention the fact that some of the people grabbing these new social-media megaphones were wild conspiracy theorists who falsely call mass shootings hoaxes, white nationalists who organize violent rallies and men who threaten women with rape and murder.While the platforms may not have anticipated the influx of hate speech and meddling from foreign powers like Russia, North Korea and China, Bajarin said, they should have acted more quickly once they found it. “The fact is we’re dealing with a brave new world that they’ve allowed to happen, and they need to take more control to keep it from spreading,” he said.That’s easier said than done, of course. But it’s particularly difficult for huge tech companies to balance public goods such free speech with the need to protect their users from harassment, abuse, fake news and manipulation. Especially given that their business models require them to alienate as few of their users as possible, lest they put the flood of advertising money at risk.“Trying to piece together a framework for speech that works for everyone — and making sure we effectively enforce that framework — is challenging,” wrote Richard Allan, Facebook’s vice-president of policy, in a blog post Thursday. “Every policy we have is grounded in three core principles: giving people a voice, keeping people safe, and treating people equitably. The frustrations we hear about our policies — outside and internally as well — come from the inevitable tension between these three principles.”Such tensions force some of the largest corporations in the world to decide, for instance, if banning Nazis also means banning white nationalists — and to figure out how to tell them apart if not. Or whether kicking off Jones means they need to ban all purveyors of false conspiracy theories. Or whether racist comments should be allowed if they are posted, to make a point, by the people who received them.“I don’t think the platforms in their heart of hearts would like to keep Alex Jones on,” said Nathaniel Persily, a professor at Stanford Law School. “But it’s difficult to come up with a principle to say why Alex Jones and not others would be removed.”While most companies have policies against “hate speech,” defining what constitutes hate speech can be difficult, he added. Even governments have trouble with it. One country’s free speech is another country’s hate speech, punishable by jail time.Facebook, Twitter, Google, Reddit and others face these questions millions of times a day, as human moderators and algorithms decide which posts, which people, which photos or videos to allow, to kick off or simply make less visible and harder to find. If they allow too much harmful content, they risk losing users and advertisers. If they go too far and remove too much, they face charges of censorship and ideological bias.“My sense is that they are throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks,” Persily said. “It’s a whack-a-mole problem. It’s not the same threats that are continuing, and they have to be nimble enough to deal with new problems.”___AP Technology Writer Mae Anderson contributed to this story.last_img read more

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Somalia may have normal rains in coming months but drought may persist

Normal to above-normal rainfall could return to famine-ravaged southern Somalia over the next three months but there may not yet be much easing of the drought there since the September-to-December rains are a relatively small part of the annual total, the United Nations reported today. Tens of thousands of Somalis have already died and more than 3.2 million others are on the brink of starvation after months of drought have seared the impoverished Horn of Africa country, which has already been devastated by two decades of ferocious factional fighting.Giving the Greater Horn of Africa climate outlook for the September through December season, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said forecasts indicate a possible return to normal to above-normal rainfall conditions in southern Somalia, but a risk of below-normal rainfall remains over northern Somalia and adjoining regions. September to December constitutes an important rainfall season after the March-May rains in southern Somalia and other equatorial parts of the region, including Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and northern Tanzania, but rainfall in northern Somalia during this period is typically lower than in the south.The number of Somalis in need of humanitarian assistance has increased from 2.4 million to 4 million in the past eight months, with 3 million of them in the country’s south, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).UN leaders have repeatedly appealed to the international community to rush food aid to the drought-stricken country.“The future of an entire generation hangs in the balance,” Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro told the pledging conference hosted by the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month.“If we do not respond, the consequences will reverberate for years. We will be asked how we stood by and watched a generation die, how we allowed a crisis to become a catastrophe, when we could have stopped it.” 7 September 2011Normal to above-normal rainfall could return to famine-ravaged southern Somalia over the next three months but there may not yet be much easing of the drought there since the September-to-December rains are a relatively small part of the annual total, the United Nations reported today. read more

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Research to support supply chain growth in UK automotive sector

Automotive manufacturers are asking supply chain employers to support an industry wide skills survey, to help ensure the skilled workforce needed to boost the proportion of vehicle components manufactured in this country.New investments, economic recovery, overseas demand and continued technological advances, all point to continued substantial increases in UK vehicle production in the coming years. This means significant opportunities for those domestic suppliers able to respond.  (Currently only 40%1 of components are sourced from the UK).To ensure the industry is equipped with the right skills to support this growth, the Automotive Industrial Partnership – the recently formed body that brings the industry and government together to secure the sector’s skills pipeline – is conducting the biggest ever survey of its kind aimed at vehicle manufacturers and the 2,0002 UK based supply chain employers.Jo Lopes, Chair of the Automotive Industrial Partnership, said, “This initiative is unprecedented. There have been many other surveys covering the engineering and manufacturing sectors as a whole – but none that drill down to this level of detail and meet the unique needs of automotive manufacturing industry.“It’s vital that we know the views of employers of all sizes if we are to take the right action now to ensure an effective pipeline of future talent – from new entrant technicians through to the specialist engineers and managers we will need.“By working together we have the opportunity to mould the future of our industry – and address the very real challenges that we face.”The findings will be used by the Automotive Industrial Partnership to determine where, when and how future skills investment should be prioritised. In turn, this will inform the development of learning solutions that are relevant and accessible to the whole industry, including smaller employers.Among the household names driving the Automotive Industrial Partnership are Bentley, BMW, Ford, GKN, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota and Vauxhall.Not-for-profit employer led skills organisation Semta and industry trade association SMMT, working through the Automotive Council, also support the Automotive Industrial Partnership in conjunction with Industry Forum, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).Employers can complete the survey online, or arrange a face-to-face interview with a researcher.The survey will be completed by mid July – with the results to be published this autumn.To take part in the survey, go to www.automotiveip.co.uk or email enquiries@automotiveip.co.ukClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Team Kentucky State Police takes Top Cop Challenge title

The speedway created the friendly competition to thank regional law enforcement for its efforts toward making the venue’s race events successful in addition to officers’ year-round public safety initiatives.Police officers representing the City of Cincinnati, Butler County, Ohio, Hamilton County, Ohio, Jeffersontown, Kentucky, Oldham County, Kentucky, Kenton County, Kentucky, and the Kentucky State Police drove NASCAR Racing Experience cars for eight laps.The two-officer teams that generated the fastest cumulative time determined the team title. The officers with the three fastest individual times were eligible to race for Top Cop honors.Related Article: Kentucky State Police stepping up enforcement during holidayThe Kentucky State Police team earned July 11 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart tickets to be distributed to families in need in their community.The 2020 season at Kentucky Speedway begins in July with the return of a NASCAR tripleheader weekend anchored by the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart on Saturday, July 11. The Gander Outdoors Truck Series 225 starts the weekend on Thursday, July 9 and the Xfinity Series Alsco 300 is Friday, July 10.Tickets, Pre-Race Passes and campsites are on sa­­le at http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com, by calling (859) 578-2300 or visiting our speedway ticket offices at 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, Kentucky 41086, just off Interstate Highway 71 Exit 57 and Kentucky Highway 35 N. Team Kentucky State Police and Kenton County take Top Cop Challenge titles at Kentucky Speedway 8-29-19 SPARTA, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police tandem of Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Slinker and Major PJ Burnett took team honors while Kenton County Chief of Police Spike Jones raced to his second individual title in the seventh Top Cop Challenge at Kentucky Speedway.Burnett paced the Kentucky State Police team to the event title with a 153.73 mph. lap and joined Slinker in posting a best-combined speed of 307.07 mph. Jones emerged atop a field with a 154.45 mph. lap to take the individual title.- Advertisement – read more

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Ohio State mens hockey falls 31 in Big Ten opener

Members of the OSU men’s hockey team line up on the ice before a game against Michigan State on Nov. 20 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 3-1. Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternLate in the third period of Thursday’s game, Ohio State men’s hockey junior forward Tyler Lundey hopped over the boards and onto the ice.The Buckeyes’ extra attacker cut his team’s deficit to 3-1 with 2:33 remaining, but the goal did little more than prove OSU’s ever-apparent inconsistency.“I certainly see some mistakes that are becoming too much of an every game appearance for us,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “It’s not an X’s and O thing, it’s a matter of understanding.”Following a flurry of offensive activity, the Buckeyes (3-7-1, 0-1-0) lost, 3-1, at home against Michigan State in its first Big Ten matchup of the season.OSU’s desperation play revealed that its non-desperation play, which lasted for the greater portion of the third period, was a factor in the loss.“I think the attitude of playing desperate has to be there from the start,” Rohlik said. “That’s something you can control and that’s something that our guys have a build on.”OSU opened the game with a quick few shifts, but fell into a familiar hole at the 12:03 mark of the first period when Michigan State freshman defenseman Carson Gatt’s shot from the left wing boards yielded a rebound between the faceoff circles for sophomore forward Villiam Haag.Haag’s goal marked the eighth time this season OSU allowed the first goal of the game and was the Spartans’ first of two clean scoring opportunities of the opening period.Michigan State’s next opportunity came later in the period when the Spartans’ top line forced OSU sophomore goalie Matt Tomkins to make a couple consecutive sprawling saves.MSU carried a 1-0 lead into the first intermission, but couldn’t find an equalizer in the second period. The Buckeyes, as would be the theme in the game, had trouble managing second-chance scoring opportunities.“We got in there and their goaltender made the saves,” Rohlik said. “Its up to our guys to create second and third chances and if you’re not willing to pay the price…you’re probably going to have that chance.”Following Buckeye sophomore defenseman Josh Healey’s hooking penalty about five minutes into the second, Michigan State capitalized on the first power play of the game.Spartan senior forward Matt Berry’s wrist shot from the left faceoff circle beat Tomkins on the glove side and made it 2-0.The Buckeyes’ response was promising as they outshot the Spartans 13-8 in the period and took a 19-16 shot advantage in the game going into the final period.“I think we knew we were capable of coming back into the game,” sophomore defenseman Drew Brevig said. “It just didn’t work out for us tonight.”Part of OSU’s improved play was a result of their defensive adjustments that prevented Michigan State from connecting rink-wide passes across the Buckeyes’ goal.OSU also made substantial improvements to their team-discipline as they took only four penalty minutes compared to the 14 penalty minutes they took last Saturday against Bowling Green.The third period zapped any post intermission energy OSU had accumulated. Michigan State’s goal early in the third period put the Buckeyes down 3-0 and seemed to flatline the team with only one win in seven home games.“We’re trying to stay positive,” OSU senior forward Darik Angeli said. “We’re going to turn our season around.”The Buckeyes are set to face the Spartans on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center.Loose PucksOSU freshman forward Matt Weis (upper-body) did not play on Friday. Rohlik said he was day-to-day after the game.The Buckeyes led 31-23 in the faceoff circle.Correction: A previous version of this story stated that OSU led 1-0 after the first intermission when in fact it was MSU that lead after the first period. read more

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NYSE test runs Twitter IPO to avoid problems that plagued Facebook

first_imgTHE NEW YORK Stock Exchange says its test run of Twitter’s initial public offering on Saturday was a success, as the exchange takes pains to avoid the technical problems that marred Facebook’s debut.While the NYSE frequently does testing on the weekend, this was the first time the exchange conducted a mock IPO. Early Saturday, traders from member firms gathered with NYSE staff to run simulated buy and sell orders, test the flow of those orders and open the stock.“The systems test was successful, and we’re grateful to all the firms that chose to participate,” NYSE spokeswoman Marissa Arnold said in a statement. “We are being very methodical in our planning for Twitter’s IPO, and are working together with the industry to ensure a world class experience for Twitter, retail investors and all market participants.”Twitter will be the biggest technology IPO since Facebook went public in May 2012. While Nasdaq won Facebook’s listing, one of the biggest IPOs in years, the debut was hit with trading delays and order failures. The Securities and Exchange Commission later fined Nasdaq $10 million, the largest sum ever levied against an exchange.TWTRTwitter, which is expected to go public sometime before Thanksgiving, has chosen to list on the New York Stock Exchange. It plans to sell 70 million shares between $17 and $20 each for a possible take of $1.6 billion. Shares will trade under the ticker “TWTR.”This year has been a hot one for IPOs as sharp gains in the stock market have boosted demand for initial public offerings. Over 150 companies have gone public in the US this year, up more than 50 per cent from the same period in 2012, according to recent data.Read: Twitter hikes IPO amount to $1.61 billion >Read: Twitter shuns Nasdaq to list on the New York Stock Exchange >last_img read more

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Kaká might go back to AC Milan

first_imgAccording to Leonardo, the Rossoneri’s technical area director, the Brazilian ex-footballer could return to Milan like Paolo Maldini just didPaolo Maldini is back to AC Milan and this is not the only return planned by the team.As reported by Calcio Mercato, Leonardo, the club’s technical area director, is aiming to bring back Brazilian ex-football Kaká.“He is my pupil, he’d like to learn how to work as a director. He is the last Ballon d’Or of AC Milan. For sure he will be around,” Leonardo said.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We’ll talk in September but he will have no role, I will meet him and we will talk. He will remain close to us but he will have no role,” he added.The club celebrated on Monday a press conference for the return of ‘Il Capitano’ Maldini and explained the role he will have to get new transfers for the Italian side.AC Milan will debut on the 2018-2019 Seria A season on August, 18th when the team hosts Genoa at the San Siro stadium.last_img read more

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Rising Tide protesters gather at port gate

first_imgAbout 50 environmental activists paraded and chanted Monday morning near the entrance to the Port of Vancouver, in the latest protest against proposed construction of an oil-transfer terminal at the port.The demonstration was organized by the Portland and Vancouver chapters of Rising Tide, an environmental group that is focused on “confronting the root causes of climate change,” said Stephen Quirke, a Portland member. Rising Tide is opposed to a proposal by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to build a $110 million terminal at the port. The Port of Vancouver commission has unanimously approved a lease for the proposal, which is undergoing a lengthy environmental review by the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, or EFSEC. Several hundred people attended an EFSEC hearing last week in Vancouver, and a vast majority registered their opposition to the project. Gov. Jay Inslee will make the final call on the project. Demonstrators carried signs as they circled the roadway leading into the port’s main checkpoint, but they stood back to allow trucks to enter or leave. Vancouver police and port security personnel were on hand, but demonstrators said they did not intend to break any laws. Many chanted: “No tankers. No pipelines. No oil on the rail lines.”Quirke said he and others are concerned about safety issues surrounding the terminal, in addition to the continued use of fossil fuels for energy. “We’re just here to say the port shouldn’t be doing this,” Quirke said.last_img read more

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Dolphins running back Mark Walton pleads no contest to weapon charge

first_imgNORTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton pleaded no contest to a weapon charge in court on Monday.Standing before a judge, the 22-year-old was ordered to serve six months of probation to a misdemeanor weapon charge.He was also ordered to take an anger management course, a driving course and will not have his firearm returned.On March 12, Walton could be seen on police bodycam video running from officers before getting shocked with a Taser.Officials said the chase took place after the running back fled from his rented BMW. Police said a weapon and marijuana were found inside the vehicle.Walton fled from police that night but later turned himself in.All other charges Walton had been facing were dismissed. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Nusrat murder ExSonagazi OC seeks bail from HC

first_imgMoazzem HossainFormer Sonagazi police station officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain moved the High Court on Wednesday seeking bail in a case filed under the Digital Security Act, reports UNB.Supreme Court lawyer Syeddul Haque Sumon filed the case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act on 15 May.A tribunal ordered the OC’s arrest on 27 May after investigators found the allegations brought against him to be true.The former OC has been accused of unlawfully interrogating Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi and recording the incident on phone. The video was later circulated on the social media.Lawyer Salma Sultana filed the bail petition on behalf of the OC. A copy of it was submitted to the office of the Attorney General.The petition said the matter will be heard by the bench of justice Habibul Goni and justice Mohiuddin Shamim through the surrender of the OC.Moazzem had summoned Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa’s principal Sirajuddoula and Nusrat to the police station after the latter accused her teacher of sexually harassing her.Nusrat’s mother had filed a case with Sonagazi police over her daughter’s sexual harassment. The OC interrogated Nusrat in the absence of her lawyer or any other woman and used inappropriate language.The girl was set on fire on 6 April at an exam centre, reportedly by people loyal to Sirajuddoula. She died on 10 April at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.last_img read more

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Raunaks journey to stardom

first_imgYouTube has become a major career option for people around the globe. You can come across a number of Youtube channels and their videos exploring different kinds of content – Food, Lifestyle, Comedy, and much more.One such channel known for its comic videos is ‘Aashqeen’ – run by Aashqeen himself .After becoming a Youtube sensation with his iconic videos like Inteqam, The Interview, Aashqeen meets Sapna, Never Judge Too Quickly among others, the Youtuber recently launched his own web series titled ‘Superstar: The Chantlaunda’. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe 3-episode series revolves around the journey of a commoner (Raunak). It delves deep into his life and shows Raunak’s struggle of becoming a popular Youtuber from a nobody, how he discovers his passion to make funny videos, from where he seeks motivation, how he manages to gather the resources to fulfill his dream and much more. Read what he has to share about the new series, Youtube career, challenges, and a lot more. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Is the series inspired by your personal life? What all phases of life/career have you added in it? Absolutely, it is. This story is a bit personal to me. However, it is not just related to my personal life, but also other YouTubers and people perusing the same career. I think this is going to be relatable for all the YouTubers who have struggled to achieve something in life As every other person is becoming famous with platforms like YouTube, TikTok, etc, how difficult is it to bring up something new for the audience? I agree that the competition is much more now. But not everyone is becoming famous. I believe they have some talent in them, which is why they are gaining popularity. Even if I talk about myself, I also struggle every day to showcase my talent, my creativity and come up with something unique for my channel. Good things never come easy, and even in this field, there are different types of struggles. The primary demand we all are trying to meet is that of ‘content’. Getting something out of the box is very important as with the increasing competition, we have to put in a lot of efforts. It is because there’s someone else who offers the same content to the audience. How is YouTube, TikTok, Instagram as a full-time career option? Speaking about the career option, I didn’t know because I didn’t plan it with that perspective. It was my inner voice which told me to walk on this path. As I continued, it started becoming fun and enjoyable. But even then, I wasn’t certain that it’ll be my career. Slowly as things settled, I thought to take this professionally. Today, if someone asks me about it as a career option, I would suggest them to start it in a laid back manner. If they expect to enjoy fandom from the first video itself, it might not always work. Everything takes times, so don’t expect a lot. How does it feel to be famous? Does the stardom hamper your personal life in any way? It actually feels great when people recognise you and your work and come to congratulate for the same. Even in personal life, I think people treat me in a better way. Obviously, there is a certain downside to it too. Sometimes, it becomes problematic during the shoot – people interrupt to meet. Are you planning any collaborations? I have done a few collaborations with in the past. Even in the latest series, you can see one major YouTuber. For the future, I am working out on some collaborations.last_img read more

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MacBook Pro with updated GPU is now available

first_imgApple recently unveiled a bunch of new products during a press event in New York. But the company also quietly shared a press release with new configurations for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Customers can now get a MacBook Pro with an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics processing unit.Before this update, users could only get Radeon Pro 555X or 560X GPUs. Those options are still available, but you can now pay a bit more money to get much better GPUs.As the name suggests, Vega is a new generation of graphics processors. The iMac Pro comes with desktop-class Vega processors — the Vega 56 and Vega 64. The Vega 16 or Vega 20 are less powerful than the iMac Pro GPUs. But they also fit in a laptop and consume much less power.In particular, Radeon Pro GPUs use GDDR5 memory just like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X. But Vega GPUs now take advantage of HBM2 memory, which provides more bandwidth and consumes less power.It leads to a direct bump in performance. Apple says you can expect as much as 60 percent faster graphics performance. But we’ll have to wait for the benchmarks to know that for sure.Vega GPUs are only available on the most expensive 15-inch MacBook Pro configuration that starts at $2,799 with a Radeon Pro 560X. Upgrading to the Vega 16 costs another $250, while the Vega 20 is $350 more expensive than the base model.last_img read more

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Cambodias new Song Saa Private Island accepts coveted responsible tou

first_imgSource = Song Saa Private Island Song Saa Private Island’s pioneering approach to sustainable tourism has been recognised at The Responsible Tourism Awards 2012 with an award for “Best Accommodation for The Environment”. Internationally recognised as one of the highest benchmarks for Responsible Tourism, winners are rightfully regarded as international leaders in this field and key innovators of sustainability. Since 2004, these Awards have been celebrating tourism ventures, individuals and destinations from all over the world with inspiring approaches to responsible tourism. The reputation of the awards is reflected in the impressive list of sponsors and supporters who credit them with finding preeminent examples of sustainable practices every year.Since they were founded, the awards have attracted over 10,000 nominations from members of the public. They employ one of the most rigorous judging processes around, chaired by Professor Harold Goodwin, from the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, and work with the best partners in the industry. “The Responsible Tourism Awards are one of the most important ways in which we can understand how to travel better”. Michael Palin (Actor, Writer & Television Presenter).The Awards ceremony – sponsored by BBC World and held at London’s World Travel Market – rewarded Song Saa’s progressive conservation programmes: “Beauty isn’t just skin deep at Song Saa, as its thorough and holistic approach to conservation sets it apart”. Since its launch in March 2012, Song Saa has received unequivocal praise from visiting guests from all corners of the globe. Located in the previously undeveloped Koh Rong archipelago in Cambodia, the 27 stunning villas deliver on style, intimacy and picture perfect surroundings. From the outset, owners Rory and Melita Hunter were determined their development would not have a detrimental effect on this new destination’s natural beauty and local communities. On the contrary, it would provide alternative livelihoods, education, employment, hope and motivation for these communities.The resort is pioneering biodiversity conservation as an integral part of their operations and was instrumental in the foundation of Cambodia’s first marine reserve. Doctor Wayne Mccallum, the resort’s Director of Sustainability, said “Before we came people from outside the islands were using some very destructive fishing techniques in the area, such as blasting the corals with grenades. Now it’s amazing how the waters are teeming with life around Song Saa.” Established, managed and reinforced in close co-operation with the local community, the marine reserve’s no-take zone has boosted fish stocks, as the regenerating corals act as nurseries. Wayne is passionate about the importance of integrating conservation with communities. He said, “If you want to achieve a sustainable natural environment you have got to take into account people’s livelihoods.” Now the resort plans to expand the marine reserve to ten times its current size, with the support of the local community. Not just concerned with marine conservation, the resort has built hornbill nestboxes, and founded the Sala Song Saa, a school that teaches among other things, organic farming methods and marine management. Wayne said ” We started Sala Song Saa as a collaborative project, to listen to people and provide them with options for sustainable livelihoods so they don’t have to overfish and can provide for their families.” The resort employs a team of five environmental management professionals who are tasked with not just conservation and community engagement, but also recognising and mitigating the impacts of tourism on the island. This commitment has not been without a cost. Wayne said of his team, “What makes us different from other similar set ups is that elsewhere they have conservation people who come from the hospitality side, whereas we are conversationalists first. We have had to learn how to be hospitable.” last_img read more

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Driver stopped doing 200kmh on the highway

first_imgPolice caught a 24-year-old driver shortly after midnight speeding at 203km/h on the Limassol-Nicosia motorway, where the speed limit is 100km/h.He was stopped 15 minutes after midnight near the Tseri exit.Further investigations revealed he was driving on a learner’s licence and was not insured.He was charged at Pera Chorio police station and released.A second man with a learner’s licence was caught speeding in Peristerona on Sunday afternoon.The 73-year-old man was driving at 94km/h on a road where 50km/h is the maximum allowed, and overtook where the road is marked with a straight white line.A preliminary alcotest showed a reading of 27μg, while 9 is the upper legal limit for learners.Police reportedly asked the driver to leave the vehicle but he refused and attempted to drive off. An officer tried to remove the car keys but the 73-year-old allegedly hit his hand and head.He was eventually arrested and taken to a police station where a final alcotest indicated 23μg.The police officer was treated for a slight injury of his right hand at Kyperounda hospital.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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