2019 NRL Touch Premiership Draw

first_imgThe 2019 NRL Touch Premiership draw had to be revised slightly (Brisbane Broncos homegames were changed to suit Suncorp Stadium requirements). This is the up-to-date draw.To buy tickets to these NRL Touch Premiership men’s and women’s matches and their subsequent NRL fixtures, go to tickets.nrl.com26 gamedays16 teams8 clubs12 stadiums9 cities5 months2 nationsStarting 6th April 2019!last_img

25 days agoEveryone will know ‘top class’ Man Utd youngster Garner – Fletcher

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Everyone will know ‘top class’ Man Utd youngster Garner – Fletcherby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United star Darren Fletcher believes that James Garner is one to watch from the club’s academy.Garner has received significant praise for his performances for the under-23 side so far this season.He is a goalscoring, box to box midfielder who has appeared a level above the others at the under-23 level.And Fletcher believes the 18-year-old is a huge talent who can go all the way.”People talk about the leaders and who is going to help them, which is an important side [to the argument], so it’s a difficult one but I’m sure as the season goes on you’re going to see more of James Garner because he’s top class,” Fletcher told BBC Radio 5 Live.”I’m surprised he’s not featured so far but by the end of the season I’m sure that people will know who he is without a doubt, if you don’t by now.” last_img read more

Video: Watch Arizona’s Football Players Do Their First Haka War Dance Of The 2015 Season

first_imgArizona players watch as teammates perform their first Haka dance of the season.Arizona Haka DancePregame routines don’t get much more intimidating than Arizona’s “Haka” dance. The dance, a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand, has become a tradition for the Wildcats. Arizona’s football players have performed the first Haka of the season. It’s pretty awesome. First Haka of the Year #HardEdgeCamp #BearDown pic.twitter.com/BpIvKAUEXe— Matt Dudek (@AZ_Matty_D) August 23, 2015That’ll get you fired up. Arizona opens its 2015 season Sept. 3 against UTSA.last_img

TVOKids Odd Squad honoured with five Daytime Emmys®

first_imgiTunesGoogle PlayBlackBerry WorldBell Mobile TV On air:Cable ch. 2 (may vary in some areas)Rogers channel 2Bell Fibe TV HD 1209Bell Fibe TV SD 209Bell TV 265Shaw Direct HD 39Shaw Direct SD 353 Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ – Odd Squad, TVOKids’ critically acclaimed live-action math comedy series for kids produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment in association with TVO, was further recognized for its excellence with five awards at the 44th annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards presented on April 28 in Los Angeles. The series features kid agents who solve math-related mysteries CSI-style.“TVO is committed to helping kids succeed in school and in life with innovative educational content that parents and teachers trust,” says Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer. “Odd Squad is a shining example of how, by collaborating with a partner like Sinking Ship Entertainment, TVO can offer television programming that helps Ontario children learn important skills while having fun at the same time.”Odd Squad received awards for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program (Isaac Kragten) and Outstanding Writing Special Class for Odd Squad: The Movie (Tim McKeon, Mark De Angelis and Adam Peltzman). The series also received Emmys for Outstanding Costume Design/Styling, Outstanding Hairstyling, and Outstanding Makeup. FacebookTwitterYouTube Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Earlier this spring, TVO received a record-setting 23 Daytime Emmy nominations – the most TVO has ever earned for its children’s content by the National Academy of Television Arts & Science.Odd Squad is available on air as well as on demand at tvokids.com and on the TVOKids YouTube channel.About TVOAs the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.Where to find TVO Login/Register With: Twitter Online:tvo.orgtvokids.comtvo.org/ilclast_img read more

Universal Televisions The Bold Type spent 20 million in Québec and created

first_imgAdvertisement In the first season alone, $11.2 million was spent on crew and labour, while $8.6 million was spent on goods and services.  Assuming the spending pattern remains the same for Season Two and Three, the estimated economic impacts generated would be three times that from Season One, with close to $60 million spent and over 1,000 jobs created.Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Sœurs said, “With a world class creative and cultural sector, a talented workforce, exceptional shooting locations and the necessary studio infrastructure, there’s no better place for projects like this than here in Montreal. The film and television production industry have a noticeable impact on our local economy and provide an opportunity to showcase the creative and technical expertise of Canadians.”Christian Lemay, Business manager IATSE 667 and Christian Bergeron, Business agent IATSE 514 said, “The presence of this type of production such as Bold Type is good for our industry and for its contribution to the Quebec creative economy, not to mention the impact of this type of investment on the province’s entire economy.”Pamela Grant, Vice President, Production, Universal Television said, “Québec has become an important filming destination for us and shows like The Bold Type become a success because of competitive incentives, great crews, and access to a variety of vendors and production facilities. We are looking forward to filming more seasons of this show in a province that is so supportive of the film and television industry.”Pierre Moreau, Chief Executive Officer, Quebec Film and Television Council said, “We are thrilled that Universal Television Production has selected the province of Quebec for their TV series and continuing success. This is important to us as well as our entire industry, to generate an additional growth of 50% between now and 2020. Television is a sector we are growing as we have world class infrastructures, qualified labor, competitive tax incentives, and locations that support the needs for North America / Europe architectural and landscape diversity.”Wendy Noss, President, Motion Picture Association-Canada said, “The report released today highlighting $20 million spent in Québec and over 350 jobs created illustrates how important the film and television industry is to the provincial economy and to all of the businesses that benefit from productions like The Bold Type.”*All figures calculated in Canadian dollarsAbout MPA-Canada:The Motion Picture Association – Canada (MPA-Canada) serves as the voice and advocate of the major international producers and distributors of movies, home entertainment and television programming in Canada and is an affiliate of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA). The motion picture studios we serve are: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.About MNP LLP:MNP is the fastest growing chartered accountancy and business advisory firm in Canada. Founded in 1945, MNP has grown to more than 70 offices and nearly 3,000 team members. MNP is a member of Praxity, a global alliance of leading business advisory firms. MNP’s Economics and Research practice is one of the largest of its kind, and its team members have an established track record in conducting economic impact and industry studies, including studies involving the film and television production industry. Examples of similar studies conducted by MNP include economic impact studies for film and television industries in jurisdictions across North America.To read the MNP analysis, click hereFollow us on Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter MONTREAL — New data released today examined the economic impact Season One of Universal Television’s The Bold Type has had on the province of Québec. In the first season alone, the production spent close to $20 million and created more than 350 jobs.The analysis by Canada’s MNP LLP showed almost 500 businesses benefited from the production, including retailers, production facilities, security services, equipment rental companies, dry cleaners, hotels and restaurants, catering companies, automobile rental companies, alteration and repair services, and hair and make-up services. The local businesses were from communities across the province, with 38 of the communities located within Greater Montreal and the remaining 32 communities from other regions of Québec.The Bold Type is a series that tells the story of three young women living in New York City and working at a global women’s interest magazine called Scarlet. The series is inspired by Joanne Coles, the former editor in chief of Cosmopolitanmagazine. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

The Seahawks Dont Stand A Chance Unless Russell Wilson Can Keep Up

The most anticipated matchup of the divisional round of the NFL playoffs might be the Atlanta Falcons’ No. 1 scoring offense against the Seattle Seahawks’ No. 3 scoring defense. But the game between the two teams may be decided when the ball is in Russell Wilson’s hand.When the two met in Week 6, the Seahawks edged the Falcons in Seattle, 26-24. But both teams have played a lot of football since then, and though Wilson has already led the Seahawks to eight playoff wins in his young career, he might not have enough talent around him to go into the Georgia Dome on Saturday and end the Falcons’ season.The most obvious change to either team has been the Seahawks’ loss of safety Earl Thomas; his five-year Pro Bowl streak ended when he missed five of the Seahawks’ last six regular-season games with injuries. With him patrolling the backfield, the Seahawks allowed just 16.4 points per game. In the Seahawks’ five regular-season games without him, opponents averaged 22.4 points, including 34 points in a home capitulation to the already-eliminated Arizona Cardinals.But as much as the Seahawks have missed Thomas, it is their offense that has struggled with explosiveness and consistency all season. The 26-6 final score of last week’s wild card game against the Detroit Lions might make it look as though the Seahawks are back to business as usual. But going into the fourth quarter the score was just 10-6.While the Seahawks’ offensive line earned praise for its dominant run-blocking performance against Detroit, it also allowed slumping Lions pass-rusher Ezekiel Ansah to register two sacks, as many as he tallied throughout the regular season. The Seahawks will have a much tougher task on Saturday when they face the Falcons’ Vic Beasley, who had 15.5 sacks in the regular season.Tailback Thomas Rawls set a franchise playoff rushing record against the Lions, but going into the rematch with the Falcons there’s little depth behind him. Christine Michael, the Seahawks’ top rusher in the first Atlanta game, now plays for the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that C.J. Procise, who has been out since Week 11 with a shoulder injury, will be a game-time decision; fifth-round rookie Alex Collins would be the only option behind Rawls if Procise can’t go.Between Michael, tailback C.J. Spiller and receiver/returner Tyler Lockett, 43 percent of the Seahawks’ 333 total yards in Week 6 were produced by players no longer on the Seahawks active roster, and the Falcons still outgained them 362-333 in that game. Wilson targeted wideouts on just 43.2 percent of his attempts; according to Pro Football Reference’s charting, he attempted only two passes deeper than 14 yards all day. He threw no touchdowns.The lack of deep passing that day was partly by design, to keep opposing pass-rushers off the banged-up Wilson.“We’ve been careful in how we would expose Russ,” head coach Pete Carroll later told the team’s official site. “He was begging us to do more and all that, but we were trying to do the right thing by him, and he was doing phenomenal things just to play for the last two months.” But Wilson’s adjusted yards-per-attempt didn’t increase meaningfully after that interview.Though three rushing touchdowns got Seattle the points they needed to win in Week 6, they might not have happened if the Falcons hadn’t set them up: Ryan’s sack-fumble on his own nine-yard line led to the game’s first score; his interception near midfield set up the last one.Even then, it almost wasn’t enough. The Seahawks’ final go-ahead field goal still left Ryan and company with a 1:57 to drive for a game-winning score; a controversial fourth-down no-call sent them packing:Since that play, however, the Falcons spent the season improving — and proving themselves the better team.In Football Outsiders’ Weighted DVOA, which prioritizes recent performance, the Falcons are the No. 4-ranked overall team at 19.8 percent; the Seahawks are ranked 14th at 4.7 percent. While the Seahawks’ offense ranked 17th in both season-long (-2.7 percent) and weighted (-2.1 percent) DVOA, the Falcons’ defense rises from 27th (8.1 percent) to 22nd (5.6 percent) when recent games are more heavily weighted.Now Wilson will have go on the road and score more points against the improved Falcons than Ryan can score against the Seahawks’ struggling defense.Check out our latest NFL playoff predictions. read more

OSUs Marder catching on with professional league

For the Ohio State softball team, the season is over. But one senior will trade away her Buckeyes uniform to represent a new team.Catcher Sam Marder, Ohio State’s all-time home run and RBI leader, will suit up for the Akron Racers this summer in the National Pro Fastpitch league.Marder was the seventh overall pick and first selection for Akron.“I’ve been watching her play for four years and her work ethic and athleticism is unbelievable,” said Joey Arrietta, president and general manager for the Racers.Though Marder is known for her hitting, Arrietta considered that a bonus when she drafted the two-time All-American.“To make your pitching staff the best it can be, you need a great receiver on the other end,” Arrietta said. “I looked first at the catcher she was. You need to allow the pitcher to throw every type of pitch in her repertoire. I think we have a solid pitching staff and my job was to get the best catcher out there to help.”Marder will face difficult competition as big names like Jennie Finch, Cat Osterman and Jessica Mendoza all play in the league. In fact, 10 out of the 17 players for the 2010 USA national team will be playing in the NPF.Though Marder is facing tougher competition, Arrietta expects nothing less than a stellar performance this year from her starting catcher.“I expect her to make a great transition from the collegiate game to our level,” she said. “I think she has had a significant amount of experience and I expect her to be part of that starting lineup and make an impact in our lineup.”The league features four teams: the Chicago Bandits, Tennessee Diamonds, USSSA Pride and Akron Racers.With four teams in the league, the five-round draft set-up only allows teams to pick the best seniors in college softball.Marder will play under two-time Olympic Gold medalist Crystl Bustos. Bustos, who retired from the Racers this past summer, has agreed to be the field manager.Marder will also have a chance to reunite with former OSU player Jamee Juarez. The combo played together in the 2006-2007 season.Though Marder could not be reached to comment, she said earlier this season she is excited for the opportunity to play professional softball.The excitement between Marder and the Racers is mutual.“Four years ago I didn’t know if we were going to be able to get her into a Racers uniform,” Arrietta said. “Now that she is, I am extremely thrilled and can’t wait to see what she does for us.” read more

Spalletti bemoans penalty decision

first_imgInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti has blamed a “clear as day” penalty decision after they lost 1-0 at home to Parma.There was also controversy in the match, as Dimarco appeared to make contact with the ball his elbow, but VAR officials refused to award Inter Milan a penalty. A decision that has drawn the ire of Spalletti.“Now I see the video, that really did look to be handball. I don’t know how VAR works, but he really did deflect the ball away from the goal with his arm. It was outstretched, that ball could’ve gone anywhere. That was clear as day.” Spalletti told Sky Sports Italia.“It’s disappointing that Parma came out to obstruct and time-waste, we even saw Luigi Sepe throw an extra ball on to the pitch to stop us taking a quick corner.”Spalletti also questioned his side’s attitude during the game.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I don’t understand this sluggish approach in some situations compared to others. Nothing is owed to us, no matter what our names are.“That attitude can at times come from the desire to do something more, it doesn’t work, so we get disorganised and the opposition takes advantage.“We messed up too many crosses, too many passes for the quality at our disposal. We introduced Matteo Politano for the second half to add fresh legs, but he looked weighed down by the pressure and could barely run. It’s not physical form or fitness training, it’s the desperate attempt to do more and it leads to fractures within the team’s organisation.“Now we must do well to analyse these games in the right way and realise we have the capability to do far more than this. If the players perform below their capabilities, that is the responsibility of the Coach.”last_img read more

The Latest Trump Says He Wants To Protect The Nation

first_imgThe move is already drawing bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and is expected to face rounds of legal challenges. Trump told stories, without providing evidence, of horrific abuse of women being smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border. He also said the border wall would be needed to battle drug cartels as part of a “virtual invasion” from Mexico. 11:10 a.m.President Donald Trump says many other presidents have declared national emergencies. But the presidents he has cited did not use emergency powers to pay for projects that Congress wouldn’t support. The president declared a national emergency and would find other funds for the wall after expressing unhappiness about a congressional border security deal. A list compiled by the Brennan Center says Clinton declared 17 national emergencies, Bush 13 and Obama 12. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a photo of Trump signing the declaration Friday in the moments before his scattershot Rose Garden news conference.center_img Emergency declarations by former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were overwhelmingly for the purpose of addressing crises that emerged abroad. Many blocked foreign interests or terrorist-linked entities from access to funds. Some prohibited certain imports from or investments to countries associated with human rights abuses. Trump said Friday he will use executive powers to bypass Congress, which approved far less money for border barriers than he had sought. Trump plans to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Families of people killed by illegal immigrants were in attendance at the news conference. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local):11:15 a.m.President Donald Trump is saying that he needs to use emergency powers to protect the nation from drug dealers and illegal immigrants.last_img read more

Senate Passes Bill For Fair Liquor License

first_imgThis year, following the release of the legislative audit, the board began to crack down on recreational license renewals, with members saying they have no choice under existing state law. Senator Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) sponsored the bill: “Eleven business licenses across the state, including the state fair, were at risk of no longer operating. In largely it’s because of the bureaucracy of the ABC Board (Alcohol Beverage Control Board) just deciding they were going to read the statue in a different way.”  Micciche: “Sometimes government moves away from operating with common sense, and that’s when we have to step in.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate on Monday passed legislation that will allow the fairs in Alaska to continue selling alcohol. The bill passed in the Senate by 19-0, creates several new liquor license types, including a fair license. The bill now moves onto the Alaska House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Fair Micciche says the bill is in response to a more stringent reading of state law by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The measure will also allow skiing and snowboarding under the definition of recreational sites, which Micciche said had been traditionally permissible previously.last_img read more

Gifts for dads who love breakfast

first_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Atlas Coffee Club Subscription Atlas Coffee Club Help Dad step up his breakfast game with an electric citrus juicer. This powerful machine will make juicing fresh oranges or grapefruits a snap (not to mention limes for that next margarita fiesta). The CitriStar is packing 50 watts of energy and a stainless steel strainer, which helps prevent pesky clogs. It’s easy to juice and clean in seconds. The modern design will look great on Dad’s counter tops, and he’ll feel healthier after having those freshly squeezed juices right in his own kitchen. Swap the plastic bottle mixes for this classic jar. Comprised of cucumber-infused water delicately mixed with fresh dill, habaneros, horseradish and garlic, this vegan Bloody Mary mix has a zing, zest and tang that will make breakfast or brunch cocktails pop. Perfect for making eye openers mixed with vodka, whisky, beer, or even as a mocktail over ice with a celery stick garnish, this medium-spiced mix will get Dad ready for his next brunch feast. Papa Bear Mug Lastly, a cookbook dedicated to breakfasts (big and bad) can inspire Dad every morning. From acclaimed Mississippi star chef John Currence, Big Bad Breakfast features bold, mouthwatering, southern-style dishes like Louisiana Crab Cake Benedict, Low Country Cast-Iron Skillet Scramble and Shrimp Gravy Biscuit Sundae. Dad will have a blast cooking up these diner-inspired, rib-sticking recipes from a James Beard awarded chef. What dad wouldn’t love this mug, with a sweet illustration of a baby cub and papa bear? A perfect vessel for Dad’s latest coffee obsession, the mug is crafted of high-fired ironstone and finished with a white glaze that’s dishwasher-safe. And if this sweet mug doesn’t put a smile on Dad’s face every morning when he fuels up, the decorative golden bumble bee on the interior certainly will. A sweet and endearing way to caffeinate each morning (or afternoon, or evening), and remind Dad he’s loved. $13 at Williams Sonoma Sur la Table Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day by John Currence The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix With Dad’s new bacon gift, he’ll need an easy way to fry it up. Why not gift him a reversible stovetop grill and griddle? The smooth side is perfect for cooking bacon, eggs, pancakes and more, while the ridged side is great for indoor grilling and achieving those much-desired grill marks on meat, fish and vegetables. This cast-iron griddle is seasoned and nonstick, making cleaning a breeze. Now grill time can be all year round (and breakfast can be any time of day)! Runamok Snake River Farms Share your voice Start Dad’s morning off right with a hot pot of freshly brewed coffee, thanks to a monthly coffee subscription. Atlas Coffee Club sources and curates artisan coffee from all over the world, with blends and beans from more than 50 countries, including Colombia, Malawi, Indonesia and Burundi. Each month, Dad will experience a new single-origin coffee from a different country, with an accompanying postcard, tasting notes and brewing instructions. That morning cup of joe just got a little more worldly. Plans start at $9 per month. This post was written by Marisa Olsen. CB2 Amazon Jun 15 • Great last-minute Father’s Day gifts for 2019 Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide $100 at Sur la Table Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Reversible Grill & Griddle Essa Bagel New York Bagel Brunch for Six Jun 14 • Make it a 4K Father’s Day: Save on 4K TVs at Best Buy and Walmart Williams Sonoma The Real Dill See All Marta Barware Glasses $50 at Amazon Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock Jun 14 • Gifts for dads who enjoy their booze $21 at Amazon $27 at Snake River Farms • Now that Dad’s got his juicing game on, he’ll need some cool glasses to show off his fresh-pressed best (or his Bloody Mary mixing skills)! These modern, slim glasses will complement Dad’s tableware. They’re available in a variety of sizes and cool colors to mix and match based on his taste (and are $2 to $5 each depending on style). Great for everyday use or even cocktails, these are dishwasher-safe, too. Kurobuta Bacon You can’t beat a classic bagel brunch outfitted with fresh New York bagels, whipped cream cheese and salty lox. Now, instead of queuing up during the wee hours of dawn, you can have a bagel brunch and fixings mailed directly to your dad. Or have the brunch shipped to you, bring over the goods and surprise him with the bagel brunch spread. You’ll get extra points for Dad thinking you’ve done all the hard work and waiting. (We promise we won’t tell.) And he’ll get a kick out of having a legendary New York staple on the table no matter where he lives. $17 at Runamok Appliances Get Dad cooking up some sweet or savory Belgian waffles with this double waffle maker, which can cook two waffles at once in under four minutes. This machine creates that ideal outer crisp with a sweet and fluffy center. And of course Cusinart has perfected achieving the signature little square nooks and crannies for catching that drizzle (or heavy pour) of syrup, chocolate spread, whipped cream or fruit. Get him started with an easy waffle recipe or even a savory cheddar waffle to mix things up.  1 See also Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker 15 Photos Tribest CS-1000 CitriStar Electric Citrus Juicer Our favorite gifts for Father’s Day 14 great gifts under $50 Gifts for Dad under $100 Best Father’s Day gifts under $250 For the dads who enjoy their booze Best TVs and streaming boxes for Father’s Day Laptop and PC gifts for dads Best phones to gift your dad for Father’s Day Best headphones for dads from $50 to $350 Best audio gifts for Father’s Day Best Father’s Day gifts to combat dad bod Father’s Day gaming gifts for the badass dad Best Father’s Day gifts for every kind of foodie dad The Cheapskate’s top Father’s Day gift picks Father’s Day gift ideas for your car-loving dad Father’s Day: Clever smart home gadgets your dad will actually love $30 at Walmart Lodge $85 at Goldbelly reading • Gifts for dads who love breakfast Bourbon Barrel Aged Organic Maple Syrup Amazon Tags See at CB2 Does your father constantly remind you that breakfast is the most important part of the day? That breakfast is the meal of champions? Has he ever quoted Tony the Tiger, reinstating how “grrrrrreat” breakfast really is? If your Dad is the guy downstairs at the crack of dawn, brewing a hot pot of high test coffee, crisping up bacon and flipping fluffy pancakes with a goblet of orange juice by his side, we have a Father’s Day Gift guide that will suit his breakfast-affection needs and wants. From world-wide-sourced coffee beans, to two-in-one cookware, to bespoke maple syrup, we have you covered on what to get your breakfast-loving dad for Father’s Day. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. With Dad’s Belgian waffle fix all set, he’ll need some bespoke maple syrup to elevate his carbo-loading. Aged in bourbon barrels for at least six months, this organic maple syrup has subtle notes of smoky, boozy bourbon but without the alcohol. Its sweet, spirit-driven flavor profile is perfect for waffles, pancakes, or fruit salad. It could even be used for cocktails or a substitute for other sweeteners. Sourced from Vermont organic farmers and certified bird-friendly by Audubon Vermont, this syrup is a sweet win-win. What dad wouldn’t love some fancy, heritage bacon delivered to his home? Snake River Farms offers mail order bacon, which makes gifting this decadent treat both simple and delightful. The meat is sourced from a small network of family-run farmers who produce Kurobuta or Berkshire pork belly, which is lightly smoked over hardwood. The bacon is raised without any hormones and has a great balance of marbling that crisps up perfectly when cooked.Read more: The best meat delivery services & butcher subscriptions Comment See at Atlas Coffee Club $14 at The Real Dilllast_img read more

US shooter identified as 28yrold exMarine

first_imgNeon signs are on display at The Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of a mass shooting, is seen on 8 November, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, California. Photo: AFPThe gunman who killed 12 people in a crowded California country music bar has been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a former Marine, the local sheriff said Thursday.The suspect, who was armed with a .45-caliber handgun, was found deceased at the Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of the shooting in the city of Thousand Oaks northwest of downtown Los Angeles.“We believe he shot himself,” Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.“We have had several contacts with Mr. Long over the years, minor events, a traffic collision,” Dean told a news conference.Deputies were called to Long’s house in response to a disturbance in April this year and “felt he might be suffering from PTSD,” he said.Long was “somewhat irate. Acting a little irrationally,” he said. However, mental health specialists who were called in “talked to him, and cleared him.”Investigators have not established a motive for the shooting, and knew of nothing that connected Long to the Borderline.Dean said Long was veteran who had served in the Marine Corps.last_img read more

ZeroTouch New kind of infrared touch computer interface w video

first_img Explore further Zero-thickness visual hull sensing with ZeroTouch — ecologylab.net/research/zerotouch/index.html– Interface Ecology Lab exhibiting multifinger ZeroTouch sensing at ACM CHI in VancouverCorrection/Update: Jonathan Moeller should have been credited as the inventor of the ZeroTouch, as he was not just a research assistant on the team. Also, according to Moeller, the “ZeroTouch is a full multi-touch sensor, and it tracks 20+ fingers in its current configuration, meaning pinch and spread gestures are entirely possible, as are many other high degree of freedom gestures.” On display at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference this past week, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the ZeroTouch, invented by Jonathan Moeller, was demonstrated by various students working on the team, which was led by Andruid Kerne.In contrast to other touch type screens, such as those on the iPhone or iPad, the ZeroTouch requires no pressure to be exerted, which can mean less muscle fatigue if used over a long period of time; and because it can be used in more than one format, the ZeroTouch is far more versatile; when placed alone on a table for example, it might be used as a drafting device, replacing far more expensive options; and its application as a virtual painting canvas, while unique, is certainly not it’s most engaging feature; that would have to be the ability to place it over a conventional screen, instantly converting it, very cheaply, into a touchscreen device. Play Citation: ZeroTouch: New kind of infrared touch computer interface (w/ video) (2011, May 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-zerotouch-kind-infrared-interface-video.html PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Mobile devices serve as own mice with optical sensing (w/ Video) To do its magic, the ZeroTouch has LEDs and infrared sensors (similar to the technology used in television remote controls) mounted around the periphery of the frame, which are then connected to a computer that crunches the constant stream of data coming in from the sensors; when a finger or other device is introduced into the invisible plane, the infrared signals sent from LEDs on one part of the frame are blocked from reaching the complementary sensors on the opposite side, which is then interpreted as a touch. More information: © 2010 PhysOrg.com Also, according to Moeller, the “ZeroTouch is a full multi-touch sensor, and it tracks 20+ fingers in its current configuration, meaning pinch and spread gestures are entirely possible, as are many other high degree of freedom gestures.” He also said in a prior interview that he and his team are working on a three-dimensional device where multiple frames are laid atop one another, that he says, should allow for a much higher degree of dexterity. It should also allow for hovering and 3-D hand manipulation of virtual objects, both of which are not currently available with any touchscreen device. (PhysOrg.com) — Students from Texas A&M have unveiled a project they’ve been working on for the past couple of years they call the ZeroTouch; a device that looks like an empty picture frame and uses embedded LEDs and infrared sensors to translate human movement into computer commands. Taking the technology behind the Microsoft Connect a step further, the ZeroTouch can be laid flat on a table, mounted on a computer screen or hung in the air; each for a completely unique purpose. When laid flat, it can be used as a drawing board, when mounted over a regular computer screen it can be used as a touchscreen device, and when hung in the air it can be used as a virtual canvas for painting.last_img read more

Reading the way the French do

first_imgIt was an evening of Francophone literary experience with three authors having diverse style of strokes at the Swiss Embassy. Soiree Litteraire 2013, with an aim to build audiences for contemporary writing in French. The event involved readings from the original text by the authors followed by conversations.The guests of the event were three Francophone authors, Nicolas Ancion from Belgium, David Collin from Switzerland and Chowra Makaremi from France and Classical guitarist Shyamant Behal. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Nicolas Ancion, a lover of literary challenges and performances, who had written a novel in 24 hours in public during Brussels Book Fair in 2010, read out excerpts from his The 35 billion Euro Man, a novel which describes the abduction of multi billionaire Lakshmi Mittal. The author said, ‘It is fun to write and I love writing the way I see the world. Through this book I wanted to tell the story of my birth city Liege.’ The author has a knack for humor and writes fiction for adults and children. His session was moderated by Professor Vijaya Rao of JNU. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSwiss David Collin, read pericopes from his novel Memorial Circles and was moderated by Annie Mathews, a journalist cum film production Manager. The author’s variegated expertise includes performing arts projects, organizing literary events, producing cultural programs and writing short stories and essays.Iranian born Chowra Makaremi, got hold of a few excerpts from her novel Aziz’s Notebook based on the memoirs of her grandfather, in which he had narrated the event of execution of his two daughters during the Iranian Revolution in 1979 including the author’s mother. The author said, ‘It is a pleasure to write, what you are committed to’ in her discussion with the moderator Renuka George, a documentary film maker.’ Classical guitarist Shyamant Behal wooed the listeners by reciting short notes from traditional latin genres.last_img read more

The one who will love will not leave you broken

first_imgI’m working in a school. I teach computers. One of my students from 9th standard has a crush on me. How do I handle this?Name withheld, New Delhi.These adolescent crushes are a part of growing years. Just don’t let it grow. Talk to the student personally (inside the school premises). If it’s getting out of hand, inform the school management and inform the parents. But, please do make an honest effort to indirectly or directly express your mind. Handle it carefully. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’My wife and my mother are always breaking into fights. I feel helpless. What should I do?Ashok, Noida.Ashok, you are in a sandwich situation. Both these relationships are very important and hence you have to be very careful in handling the emotions of the two. Firstly, try not to take ‘sides’ and be neutral. Ignorance can be bliss at times. If not, judge the situations and then handle it. If nothing is working start your family set up independently or else change the city. As a husband, please be sensitive about your wife’s expectations. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMy husband has an affair with his colleague. I’m pregnant now and have just found this out. I’m helpless and shattered.Name unknown, Haryana.Surveys reveal that men have this tendency of adultery when their wives are expecting! Unfortunate but true. I suggest, be calm. Concentrate on your special phase of life and ignore this completely. The arrival of the new one will surely bring a change in the situation. Please don’t hesitate to let your man know that you are aware of what’s happening. Move into your parents/siblings till you deliver. Enjoy motherhood and its magic. Don’t panic. Best of luck! I can’t forget my ex and this is not allowing me to have a normal life. How can I start a refreshed life?Jasjit, Punjab.Its difficult for wounds to heal. Time is the best medicine. I would suggest you to concentrate on your social life, make new friends, go for parties, movies. Divert your mind and focus elsewhere. There’s no point brooding over the past. Let bygones be bygones. The one who will love, will not leave you broken. Hence, there was no love in your past relation! Life is beautiful, just get out and explore it.I divorced my wife last year. But I feel, I’m still in love with her. She’s seeing someone else. Feel really depressed. How can I get out of it? Kamal, Jaipur.You have two options – Speak to her and give the effort to start again. You can always restart the relation as a friend and take it forward.  OR Forget her and start life again. There’s no point getting depressed as it was bound to happen. One of you, would have got into a relationship. As it’s her, you are affected. Don’t let this get worse. Do what I told and see what life unveils. Be happy and have peace always!Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to -roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more

Balurghat celebrates 2day Ekatai Sampriti programme

first_imgBALURGHAT: ‘Ekatai Sampriti’ programme was inaugurated at Balurghat high school ground on Friday. The programme was inaugurated by South Dinajpur district magistrate Deepap Priya P at 4 pm. The programme will be continue till November 18.While inaugurating the programme, Deepap Priya P said: “Through this programme we are spreading the message of unity, harmony and integration. The state government has already undertaken many development projects for the people of our state. This programme will help us deliver a positive message. We also do invite people to take part in it in large numbers.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAround 15 stalls have been set up by 17 individual state government departments. Notably, the organiser of the programme has arranged various interesting cultural programme to sensitise people. Reputed singers, bachick artists and gambhira artists from Kolkata apart from the district will take part in the three-day festival. The Mamata Banerjee government after coming to power in 2011 has organised many such programmes in a bid to strike a close connection with among people and to aware them about numerous development projects undertaken by the government. ‘Development and only Development’ is the motto behind organising such programmes. ‘Ekatai Sampriti’ is one of those one. Additional district magistrate (general) Krittibas Nayak, ADM (development) Mrinmay Biswas, ADM (LR) Pranab Kumar Ghosh, Sub-divisional Magistrate Isha Mukherjee, Public Prosecutor Subhas Chaki, NBSTC director Biplab Khan along with many dignitaries were present at the programme.last_img read more

Police appeal for witnesses after Staffordshire trainspotters cause major disruption to rail

first_imgDriver named following fatal collision Police search for missing woman The Flying Scotsman (Image: David Parker) Chief Inspector Gareth Davies from British Transport Police, said: “It is extremely disappointing that a small minority of rail enthusiasts put their lives in grave danger in an attempt to take photos of the Flying Scotsman. Quite frankly, they should know better and we are today sending a strong message that this will not be tolerated.    “We’re making a number of urgent enquiries to identify those who trespassed on the tracks, I would therefore ask anyone with information to get in touch.    Read MoreTake YOUR water bottle to these Stoke-on-Trent venues and they’ll top it up for free (and here’s where) “The railway is an extremely hazardous environment, trespassing could result in serious injury or even death. In order to prevent further incidents, we’re stepping up our patrols when the Flying Scotsman is out on the rail network – those caught trespassing or obstructing trains can expect to be prosecuted.”    As part of enquiries into incidents on Sunday, May 5 officers have released a picture of two people they want to speak with in connection to a trespass incident near Elford, Lichfield. Anyone who recognises this man and woman is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40   If anyone witnesses a trespass incident, they are advised to call the police immediately on 999. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –  Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –  For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice have made an appeal for witnesses after trainspotters in Staffordshire caused major disruption to rail services. The incident happened on Sunday (May 5) when enthusiastic rail enthusiasts illegally accessed the tracks in Burton-on-Trent and Tamworth in a bid to see the iconic Flying Scotsman which was travelling through the Midlands. Nearly 60 train services were disrupted causing 1,000 minutes of delays. British Transport Police say in one instance, two enthusiasts stood ‘incredibly close’ to the tracks, with a line speed of 125mph.   last_img read more

Laser tag and race track to debut on NCLs new Norwegian Bliss

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Laser tag and race track to debut on NCL’s new Norwegian Bliss Monday, August 14, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Share Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line LAS VEGAS — New details have emerged about the Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Cruise Line’s 16th ship that will sail to Alaska, the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera (select voyages) beginning in June 2018.Currently being constructed at MEYER WERFT in Germany and scheduled for delivery in Spring 2018, the custom-built ship will boast many firsts at sea, including the largest competitive race track at sea and an open-air laser tag course. These exclusive details were announced earlier this week by Andy Stuart, NCL president and chief executive officer at Virtuoso Travel Week at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.“Norwegian Bliss will no doubt be our most incredible ship to date. We have elevated Norwegian Bliss’s onboard experience to new heights, bringing the best features from across our fleet plus exciting new first-at-sea activities like the largest race track and new dining concepts to create the ultimate cruising experience,” said Stuart.The two-level electric-car race track – the longest at sea at nearly 1,000 feet – will feature four speed settings to accommodate novice, intermediate and advanced drivers, reaching up to 30 miles per hour with a special ‘turbo boost’ available on each lap. The electric cars will run silent but the sounds of a race car engine will still be piped in through speakers located in the car’s headrest to give racers a more authentic experience.The laser tag course, available both day and night, will be themed as an abandoned space station. Guests of all ages can go into stealth mode and compete against family and friends with state-of-the-art laser guns.To wind down, passengers can relax at the ship’s expansive pool and sundeck featuring two pools and six infinity hot tubs that scale the side of the ship. There’ll also be the Aqua Park with two multi-storey waterslides: the high-speed Ocean Loops free fall slide featuring two loops, and the tandem Aqua Racer, which will allow guests to race side-by-side on inner tubes.2017 Norwegian Joy Architecture Photo ShootNorwegian Bliss Architectural RenderingNorwegian Bliss Architectural RenderingFor younger guests, there’ll be the Kids’ Aqua Park, a watery wonderland of splash pads, water cannons, tipping buckets and slides, as well as the Splash Academy, the fleet’s award-winning complimentary youth program featuring age-appropriate supervised activities for kids aged three to 12. Teens aged 13 through 17 can also enjoy their own space aboard at Entourage, home to gaming stations, foosball, air hockey and a dance floor. Even the youngest of guests – ages six months to under three years old – will have a dedicated space onboard the Bliss at the fleet’s largest Guppies playroom.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionDining will be both vast and varied, with restaurants like Q, the all-new Texas Smokehouse, and Los Lobos, which will serve elevated Mexican cuisine. Also onboard will be Cagney’s Steakhouse, The A-List Bar, Le Bistro for French food, La Cucina for Tuscan cuisine, Ocean Blue for fresh seafood, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville at Sea, Teppanyaki for Japanese, the new Coco’s for à la carte dessert, and much more.Norwegian Bliss Architectural Rendering2017 Norwegian Joy Architecture Photo ShootNorwegian Bliss Architectural RenderingFor Wellness options the Mandara Spa on deck 16 aft will offer 24 treatment rooms, a full-service salon and barber shop, fitness centre and themal suite. At the fitness centre, guests can use state-of-the-art TechnoGym cardiovascular and strength training equipment, as well as sign up for personal training and group fitness classes like TRX, Norwegian Fight Club and RYDE Cycle. Equally impressive will be the thermal suite where guests can enjoy the vitality pool and heated whirlpool, steam room, sauna, snow room and 17 heated stone loungers. Passes to the thermal suite will be available for purchase for a limited number of guests each sailing.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthDuring her inaugural summer season, Norwegian Bliss will sail weekly seven-day Alaska cruises each Saturday from Pier 66 in Seattle where it will be the largest ship to ever seasonally homeport on the West Coast. A first for any ship on the West coast will be The Waterfront, a popular feature that debuted on Norwegian Breakaway in 2013. This outdoor promenade will be home to al fresco dining, bars and lounge spaces with spectacular views of Alaska’s scenery and wildlife.As for nightlife, Norwegian Bliss will offer deck parties at Spice H2O and an expansive casino featuring hundreds of slot machines and table games. In a first for Norwegian, the casino will now offer a smoking and non-smoking casino to cater to all guest preferences. There’ll also be the Tony-Award winning Jersey Boys musical production and two observation lounges from where guests can spot whales and watch the sunset.Accommodations onboard run the gamut, from luxury suites in The Haven by Norwegian, to Studio staterooms for solo travellers and new connecting staterooms for large groups and families.The ship’s itinerary will feature calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with scenic glacier cruising. Norwegian Bliss will sail her inaugural Winter season beginning in November 2018, sailing seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from PortMiami, featuring calls in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.last_img read more

Jet Airways launches new bus service in Punjab

first_imgJet Airways now offers a new long-distance bus service for travellers in the northern state of Punjab. Under a new agreement with the Indo-Canadian Bus Service, Jet will provide bus services to passengers wanting to connect between Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and cities such as Jalandhar, Amritsar, Chandigarh, and Mohali.“Our agreement with Indo-Canadian Bus Service illustrates the way in which Jet Airways goes the extra mile to set new service standards for its guests,” said Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways.He also added “We’re confident that the added convenience of being able to book their first-mile or last-mile connection to [and] from Jalandhar via Delhi, simultaneously with their flight booking.”Indo-Canadian will operate the services using air-conditioned tourist coaches. The company will also provide free pick-up and drop-off services via shared cabs for passengers in other cities.last_img read more

A relatively strong showing in TV and fixed broadb

first_imgA relatively strong showing in TV and fixed broadband across its international markets failed to prevent declines in both top line and EBITDA numbers for Telekom Austria last year.Telekom Austria had 235,700 domestic TV subscribers at the end of 2013, up 7.7% year-on-year. In Bulgaria it had 77,800 TV customers, up 22.9% year-on-year.In Austria, where the group experienced a 7.6% decline in revenue, the company said that “higher broadband and TV revenues could only partly offset the continued decline of the fixed-line voice business”.Croatian subsidiary Vipnet had 157,100 TV customers at the end of the year, up 28.4% year-on-year. The group said that the strength of its TV and fixed line offering in Croatia had mitigated the impact of mobile price pressure and regulatory decisions. However Vipnet experienced no growth in TV subscribers in the final quarter, losing about 1,000 net customers.The consolidation of Digi TV customers in March 2013 which reported lower average revenue per customer than Vipnet’s traditional fixed-line customers resulted in a decline of average revenue per fixed-line (ARPL) in a year-on-year comparison.Telekom Austria as a whole posted revenues of €4.8 billion, down 3.4%, and EBITDA of €1.29 billion, down 11.6%.last_img read more