first_imgLegspinner Amit Mishra, who has found himself in trouble after a woman accused him of assaulting her, will be available for the fourth one-day international against South Africa in Chennai, according to senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh.He also added that Mishra selection in the playing XI would depend on the nature of wicket at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chepauk.”Amit Mishra is definitely available for tomorrow. If the management feels that he should be playing on this track, he will play,” Harbhajan was quoted as saying by PTI.On Tuesday, Mishra was booked for assaulting the woman in hotel room in Bengaluru during team India’s preparatory camp in September. A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against the bowler. Mishra, now has to appear before the court to put his version of the story. Harbhajan cleared doubts by saying that the incident does not affect Mishra’s place in the team.Mishra is part of the one-day international (ODI) team that is playing against South Africa at home. The legspinner played the first ODI in Kanpur and ended up taking two crucial wickets, before he was dropped for the second clash in Indore. Skipper MS Dhoni brought him back in Rajkot, where he ended up with figures of 10-0-38-1. Mishra has also been included in the 16-member squad for the first two Tests against the Proteas, starting in November.Ashwin uncertainHarbhajan also said that there was no clarity on the availability of the injured offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin for the fourth ODI.advertisement”Actually, I do not know what his fitness is like. Obviously, having him fit will be a a great thing. Hopefully, he is fit tomorrow. As for his injury recovery I do not know what he is feeling,” he said.”We do not want to definitely make him play so early as we need him for longer period of time. He is obviously India’s match winner. If he is fit tomorrow, he will definitely be playing and if he is not, we guys will do the job,” Harbhajan said.last_img read more

first_imgFrom K J M VarmaBeijing, Oct 28 (PTI) Amid heightened tensions with the US over the South China Sea, China today beefed up its claims over the disputed areas citing archaeological evidence about religious sites developed by Chinese in the past.Chen Jinguo of the Institute of World Religions of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) claimed to have found Chinese religious sites on islands in the South China Sea, providing more evidence of Chinas sovereignty over the area, official media reported.With historical documents, archaeological findings and 50 photos from four years of field study, Chen believes that Chinese people built a lot of religious sites on the islands besides their most important cultural features and the centres of fishermens everyday life.The evidence was published in his thesis on “Religious Cultures of the World”.China claims that its case on sovereignty on almost all of the South China Sea was based on historical evidence in the forms of maps from several dynasties in its long past.The claims have been strongly refuted by Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan which in recent years acquired US backing for their case.Yesterday, Chinese and US ships had their first major face off at the artificial islands built by China in the disputed areas when an American warship sailed through it to assert its freedom of navigation against which Beijing has lodged a strong protest saying it is a grave provocation.Chen said claims of sovereignty over the islands are based on historical occupation and so some countries have destroyed religious sites and added “historical” features of their own, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.advertisementJapanese Yoji Nishizawa occupied the Dongsha Islands in 1906 on the pretext of “discovering” them, changing their name to the Nishizawa Islands and destroying Chinese temples there, it added.Historical documents, archaeological findings, field studies and oral information have all recorded Chinese religious sites, an important basis for Chinas claim of sovereignty, Chen said. PTI KJV SAI AKJ SAIlast_img read more

first_imgJurgen Klopp to Liverpool fans: Don’t repeat senseless attack on Manchester City Jurgen Klopp admits he is frustrated that the high expectations surrounding Liverpool’s EPL title bid have overshadowed their strong start to the season. Klopp’s side have endured criticism after some erratic displays both domestically and in the Champions League. “The season so far-wise, points-wise in the EPL, has been successful,” Klopp said. “But it doesn’t feel like that because there are two reasons in comparison with last year: free-flowing football in a few games and Man City and Chelsea have played a good season. This season can only be a success if we become champions.”Related News Red-hot battle on cards! Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever EPL: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola picks on Liverpool’s Sadio Manelast_img read more

first_imgWill dive again, jokes Liverpool’s Sadio Mane after Pep Guardiola criticism Manchester City lose appeal to CAS Red-hot battle on cards! City have won 13 of their 15 matches — Liverpool’s best start to a season in their history has seen them win 12 — and already scored 15 more goals than their fellow unbeaten rivals. “I don’t think [Manchester City] feel pressure! They don’t look like they do,” said Klopp. “That’s not the first target anyway, the first target is to try to perform on the highest level, because it’s needed at Bournemouth. Eddie is doing a fantastic job there, and it will be difficult enough.” Klopp has to deal with a number of injuries at precisely the wrong time with his team two games into a run of 10 matches in five weeks. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever Jurgen Klopp does not think Premier League leaders Manchester City are feeling the pressure of Liverpool maintaining their chase — even if his side go top of the table. An early start at Bournemouth today means the Reds could overtake their rivals, who have an evening kick-off at fourth-placed Chelsea, but the German does not believe that will have much effect.Related Newslast_img read more

first_imgHe came, he saw, he conquered. (SCORECARD)The saying fits Kuldeep Yadav’s efforts to perfection in the ongoing fourth and final Test between India and Australia in Dharamsala.Kuldeep was an ecstatic man after his brilliance with the ball put India in command on the first day. He finished with four for 68 as India folded Australia for 300 despite captain Steve Smith’s 111. In reply, India were yet to open their account at the close of play after facing just one over bowled by Josh Hazlewood.”I am very happy. A dream-come-true for me. In a Test match, can’t ask for more than this. Initially, I was nervous when I was standing at fine leg in the first over. Then it felt normal for me,” Kuldeep said in a post stumps chat. (Dharamsala Test, Day 1: Key highlights)The chinaman bowler was handed the cap by famous commentator Laxmanan Sivaramakrishnan and he repaid the faith of the team management by picking up four wickets in return.”I have improved my fitness levels, which helped me with my bowling. In the last month, I have been with Anil (Kumble) and Virat, they always motivate me in the nets,” he added. (Virat Kohli’s dream season comes to an abrupt end in Dharamsala)Kuldeep, a left-arm spinner from Kanpur, made David Warner as his first victim soon after lunch but became more lethal as the game progressed. Kuldeep fired all weapons in his arsenal to remove Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins to enjoy his maiden outing in Team India whites at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.advertisementThe 22-year-old generated extra bounce and the ball kissed the shoulder of Warner’s bat en route to India’s stop-gap skipper Ajinkya Rahane at slip. The Uttar Pradesh player disturbed Peter Handscomb’s stumps and then bamboozled Glenn Maxwell with a brilliant googly to peg back Australia. (Stats: How Virat Kohli’s absence has hurt India in the past)”The wicket was very good to bat on and it was skidding on. I just bowled wicket-to-wicket and used my variations. I was working on my variations since I started to play cricket; the wrong ‘uns, flippers and chinaman. For Handscomb I set up the plan. I showed him the wrong’un first, and then bowled him with the chinaman. I knew Maxwell was going to go for it and I stuck to my line and wanted to make him uncomfortable,” he said.Kuldeep was drafted into the squad as replacement for captain Virat Kohli, who had to sit out after failing to recover from his shoulder injury that he picked up in the penultimate Test in Ranchi that ended in a draw. His inclusion in the playing XI was heavily criticised but he knew how to shut them up with his heroics with the ball. (R Ashwin breaks Dale Steyn’s record for most Test wickets in a season)He became the 288th player and the first chinaman bowler for India to play Test cricket.last_img read more

first_imgAs multi-talented freelancers, I’m sure you all appreciated Will Ferrell’s expedition into the unknown this week: the drum battle.Seriously, did you see that drum battle!? Who knew that Will Ferrell had such killer chops!After you watch that epic face-off one more time, we thought you might want to check out all that’s happened in freelance-land over this past week. Here’s what you may have missed:Freelance TipsEverything you need to know about freelancing – Master FAQ: Need to know something about freelancing? Need to get inspired? Here is a giant list of things to keep you educated and motivated to live a well-rounded freelance life.The best-paying (and fulfilling) work-from-home job: It’s my firm belief that no matter your education level or your work experience, there is a job out there for you that is fulfilling and sustaining.How to go independent, together: We’re having a special Google+ Hangout with freelance couple, Jordana and Cassius Wright. Join us this Thursday!Is your portfolio turning away clients?: For many creative freelancers, the portfolio is the business. Is your portfolio doing its job?Do deadlines make us stupid?: Do you perform best under stress? A new study might make you think again.A freelancer’s guide to starting a website: So you’ve got a business. Now it’s time to give it a home.4 Tips for maintaining a successful partnership: Just because you’re independent doesn’t mean you have to go it alone.Freelance NewsWho’s counting freelancers? It’s all in the (missing) numbers: The freelance economy is massive – but still invisible.“Culture fit” is #1 factor in hiring process, survey finds: You have the skills. You’re a good communicator. You get an interview, but you don’t get the gig. Why?Women launch more than 1200 businesses a day, according to new report: The rate at which women start businesses has doubled in the past 3 years, according to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express OPEN.What would you have done differently after graduation?: 33% of Americans wish they had started a business instead of going to college.Work/Life Balance50 ways to get a job that makes good: It’s absolutely possible to find a job that makes money and does good. Here’s how.How not to work on weekends (in GIFs): It’s May, so you no longer have any excuse to stay inside on the weekends doing client work.4 smoothie recipes for healthy, busy freelancers: Why do you need more smoothies in your life? The reasons are countless and convincing.”Worship your intellect…you will end up feeling stupid”, and other advice from David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement speech: This month, thousands of students will take their diplomas and leave their graduation ceremonies with one question: “What’s next?”And here’s that epic drum battle again!Photo by Etsailast_img read more

first_imgLiga M3 ‘The board said we have a lot of money, so let’s take part in MPL’ – UKM coach raring to face off against UiTM Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 09:00 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sulaiman Hussin, UKM FC, FAM Cup, 08102017 Zulhilmi Zainal Liga M3 UKM UKM v Shahzan Muda UiTM Premier League UKM head coach Sulaiman Hussin is grateful towards rivals UiTM for showing the way, but relishes the prospect of squaring off in the MPL. BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter UKM FC are set to become the second university side after UiTM FC to appear in the Premier League, following their FAM semi-final cup win over Shahzan Muda.But according to head coach Sulaiman Hussin, they will not waste time to plan for their first ever season in the M-League.The Bangi, Selangor-based side defeated Shahzan Muda 1-0 on aggregate, with Faidzol Fazreen Shamsudin’s 110th minute header the only goal of the tie, scored in the second leg, which was held at the UKM Mini Stadium on Sunday. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. UKM’s winning goal against Shahzan Muda.”(Admittedly) I was not too pleased with the way we played, we made simple mistakes while playing at home and gave space to Shahzan Muda.”But I’m not too concerned with playing attractive football in competitive matches. The most important thing is our result; the win and promotion to the Premier League,” said Sulaiman to the press after the match.And he is hoping that the club board shares his enthusiasm in taking part in Malaysia’s second tier, revealing that the club are well-funded and that they will begin planning for next season very soon.”As you can see, the club and university board is present at the match, and they told me that we have a lot of money. So I hope it will be as smooth-sailing as this season has been, we will be funded and able to compete in the Premier League.”I want to relax a bit for one or two days, but after that we have to get down to planning for next season immediately, not after the final.”Funding is important, and if UKM want to compete in the second tier, we have to prepare financially better than this season. We need at least RM 5 million (around USD 1.2 million),” he revealed.Sulaiman also expressed his excitement at the prospect of squaring off in the Premier League against fellow university side and rivals UiTM FC, whose success according to him has provided the template for UKM as well.Just like UKM, the Lions Troop too started by competing in the Malaysian the third tier, before winning Premier League promotion at the end of the 2012 season. The two university sides have also squared off in the Malaysian university league as two of its strongest sides.And the 2017 season has proven to be the Shah Alam-based club’s most successful season, when they qualified for the Malaysia Cup, to become the first ever university side to qualify for the competition.”I’ve always been jealous of UiTM, but also grateful. Thank you UiTM and particularly Mr. Mustaza (UiTM secretary and general manager Mustaza Ahmad), it’s because of them that we’ve been promoted.”UiTM have been the only successful side in the university league, and back then I wondered why they weren’t being challenged by other universities.”When I took over at UKM, I emulated the formula used by UiTM to get where they are today. I was envious of their achievements, but today we’ve managed to follow them.”God willing, we’re going to get a ‘university derby’ between UiTM and UKM,” he remarked.But all the talk of promotion, funding and rivalry has not distracted Sulaiman from what matters the most for him as the head coach of a university football club; his players’ education.”Our squad comprises 18 sports and recreation undergraduates, a trainee-teacher (team captain Hafizudin Sulaiman) as well as six or seven professional footballers.Hafizudin Sulaiman, UKM FC, FAM Cup, 08102017UKM captain Hafizudin Sulaiman. Photo by Ahmad Fadali | UKM FC”I’ve always wanted my players to also have formal education, and praise Allah we are now in the Premier League, while my boys have university degrees,” said Sulaiman.UKM will now face the other semi-final and promotion winners Sime Darby in the FAM Cup final. The Varsity boys will host the first leg of the final on October 15, while Sime Darby will host the return fixture on October 22.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Leading classification society ClassNK  has released a new version of its PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) ship design support software that is fully compliant with the new IACS Common Structural Rules (harmonized CSR) for oil tankers and bulk carriers.The new ship design support software is the first in the world to fully support the new Common Strucutural Rules, which were adopted by IACS in December 2013. As part of its work to support the development of safer ships, ClassNK is providing the software free of charge to its customers such as shipyards and designers around the world.The new IACS CSR not only unify and harmonize the technical requirements of the existing Common Structural Rules (CSR) for tankers and bulk carriers, but also incorporate new requirements for more comprehensive structural analysis at the design stage, including FEM analyses covering the entire range of cargo hold structures, as well as new formulae for buckling, fatigue, and residual strength criteria to enhance safety and reliability. The new rules will be applied to all bulk carriers over 90m and all oil tankers over 150m contracted on and after 1 July 2015.Although the harmonized CSR represents a major step forward for ship safety, they also present a number of new challenges for shipyards and designers. It was in order to address those challenges and reduce the manpower and cost burdens on yards and designers that ClassNK began development of its new design support software.“While the new rules will mean safer ships, shipyards and designers will have to invest new resources to meet new design criteria and bring their designs into compliance with the new rules,” said Dr. Takuya Yoneya, ClassNK Executive Vice President and head of development for PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR). “With PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR), our goal has been to develop a comprehensive and powerful design support tool that rationalizes the design process and greatly reduces the man-hours needed to create ship designs that are compliant with the new rules.”The result of more than four years of comprehensive development work, PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) builds on the core of ClassNK’s existing PrimeShip-HULL-CSR software, combining rule calculation, and FE Model-based direct strength calculation software with completely new systems designed to interface directly with commercial CAD and rule calculation software, as well as automate parts of the basic design process.“Thanks to the new interface with commercial CAD, PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) makes it possible to automatically generate FE models for the fore, mid, and aft sections of the ship, as well as very fine mesh and buckling panel data. This makes it possible to greatly reduce the time required for some of the most man-hour intensive parts of ship design work,” said Dr. YoneyaIn addition to the improved interface, PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) also includes a number of features to support both initial and full ship design, making it possible for shipyards and designers to rapidly carry out case studies of potential designs, as well as optimize their designs in accordance with the harmonized CSR.All of the features of PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) have been developed in close cooperation with shipyards to ensure that users will be able to effectively reduce the time and cost of the ship design process. “We have timely released preliminary versions of PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) to coincide with the first and second drafts of the harmonized CSR in July 2012 and April 2013, respectively, and since that initial release more than 70 shipyards and ship design firms throughout Asia have tested the software and provided design feedback.”“Thanks to this extensive testing, we’re confident that the new software will make it easier for shipyards and designers to incorporate the harmonized CSR requirements in their ship designs, and cost-effectively design a new generation of safer and more robust ships.”ClassNK, January 9, 2014last_img read more

VANCOUVER – The man who resigned his legislative seat so B.C. Premier Christy Clark could run in a byelection to enter the house is now the province’s investment and trade commissioner in Asia.But Clark dismissed suggestions the job is a patronage appointment, saying Ben Stewart will be selling B.C. in Asia’s capitals every day, not hosting dinner parties.Stewart stepped aside in Westside-Kelowna shortly after Clark lost her riding in last May’s provincial election, allowing the premier to run and win with more than 60 per cent of the vote.Clark says the province has a gap when it comes to government-to-government relationships in Asia.She says Asian leaders need to know those working in the province’s trade offices can pick up the phone and have their calls answered in Victoria.Clark says Stewart is an entrepreneur who helped build the province’s wine industry, has a sterling record as a minister and is closely connected to every cabinet minister, including her office. B.C. premier appoints former MLA to investment and trade post in Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 28, 2013 3:42 pm MDT read more

first_img 35,226 Views Friday 20 Jan 2017, 9:24 AM 30 Comments Jan 20th 2017, 9:24 AM MIGUEL FERRER, WHO had an acting career spanning four decades and featured in high-profile productions like RoboCop and Twin Peaks has died.CBS said Ferrer died Thursday of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 61.The prolific actor had most recently brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS hit NCIS: Los Angeles and, before that, to NBC crime drama Crossing Jordan.He had played assistant director Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles since 2012. Before that, he played the chief medical examiner and gruff-but-supportive boss to series star Jill Hennessy for the six seasons of “Crossing Jordan.”A native of Santa Monica, California, Ferrer was the son of Academy Award-winning actor Jose Ferrer and singer-actress Rosemary Clooney, and a cousin of George Clooney, who issued a statement yesterday afternoon. Short URL By Associated Press Share48 Tweet Email1 center_img One of the ultimate ‘that guy’ character actors has passed away Miguel Ferrer had an acting career that spanned four decades. This image released by CBS shows Miguel Ferrer in character as NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger in NCIS: Los Angeles. Source: Neil Jacobs/CBS via AP“Today, history will mark giant changes in our world,” Clooney said, “and lost to most will be that on the same day Miguel Ferrer lost his battle to throat cancer.But not lost to his family. Miguel made the world brighter and funnier and his passing is felt so deeply in our family that events of the day… pale in comparison. We love you Miguel. We always will.In his own statement, NCIS: Los Angeles showrunner R Scott Gemmill called Ferrer “a man of tremendous talent who had a powerful dramatic presence onscreen, a wicked sense of humor and a huge heart.”Ferrer began his career in the early 1980s with guest shots on many TV series. In 1990 he scored a signature role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on David Lynch’s smash series Twin Peaks. He reprised that character for the 1992 movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.He is set to feature once again as Agent Rosenfield for Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival airing this spring.Along with TV, Ferrer appeared in more than 40 movies, including RoboCop, where he played the villainous Bob Morton, designer of the title character, Iron Man 3, where he portrayed the vice president, and Traffic.Voiceover credits include Superman: The Animated Series, Robot Chicken and American Dad!Before becoming an actor, he was a successful studio musician who played drums in a variety of bands, and toured with his mother and Bing Crosby.Survivors include his wife Lori and sons Lukas and Rafi, in addition to brothers Gabriel and Rafael and sisters Maria and Monsita, and sister-in-law and singer Debby Boone.Read: Discovery of suspected World War II bomb in London leads to closure of two bridgesPoll: Will you be watching President Donald Trump’s inauguration? Image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article last_img read more

first_img Yes (9678) I’m not sure (587) YesNoI’m not sureVote No (2296) 100 Comments THERESA MAY AND Arlene Foster are set to meet today to discuss a deal that will enable the Conservatives to govern in the UK.May’s Tories lost their majority in last week’s snap general election, leading to a hung parliament, and the Conservatives are now reliant on Foster’s Democratic Unionist Party to make up the numbers.Many people have raised concerns about how the agreement would work, given the DUP’s stance on a number of social issues and current tensions in Northern Ireland.DUP supporters are reportedly urging the party to ask May to allow loyalist marches go through Catholic areas as part of the deal, with some people fearing this could damage or even collapse the peace process.We want to know: Are you worried about how the Tory-DUP deal could affect the peace process? Share29 Tweet Email Arlene Foster and Theresa May pictured in 2016 Image: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire/PA Images Short URL Poll: Are you worried about how the Tory-DUP deal could affect the peace process? DUP supporters are reportedly urging the party to ask Theresa May to allow loyalist marches go through Catholic areas. Jun 13th 2017, 8:50 AM By Órla Ryan Image: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire/PA Images Poll Results: 22,179 Views Tuesday 13 Jun 2017, 8:50 AM Arlene Foster and Theresa May pictured in 2016 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Watch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’Watch: Octopus ‘Fights’ Vlogger Who Tries to Eat It Alive The undersea world is home to odd but beautiful creatures. One of them, the rainbow-hued blanket octopus, glides through the water like a swimming, swirling rainbow.A photographer recently captured incredible footage a pair of rare blanket octopuses in all their multi-colored glory off the coast of the island of Romblon in the Philippines.Diver Joseph Elayani spotted the blanket octopus pair during a night dive on April 5 and filmed high-definition video of the mesmerizing creatures transforming from pastel blues and purples to vivid reds and oranges.The video shows one blanket octopus swimming through the water, creating a rainbow-colored, blanket-like silhouette that’s actually meant to frighten would-be attackers away.At the end of the footage, a second octopus also comes into view. (Elayani’s full video is below)The creatures are extremely difficult to encounter in the wild and to film — especially in high-definition.“My adrenaline was so high, I could only think where the buttons were on the camera, and my fingers trembled,” Elayani told Caters News Agency.Blanket octopuses get their name from sheets of webbing that stretch between some of their arms, according to National Geographic. When threatened, they stretch their arms out, to drive predators away. They are always in the open ocean — in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as in Info-Pacific waters — and so never rest on the seafloor.One of the most unusual things about blanket octopuses is the size difference between male and female octopuses: Males are about the size of a walnut — less than an inch long — but some females can reach a whopping six feet long, National Geographic said. They can also weigh up to 40,000 times more than males.The blanket octopus is also immune to the infamous Portuguese man-of-war. The male blanket octopus will yank a man-of-war’s tentacle and use it as weapon against attackers.More on Octopus Attacks Vlogger Who Tries to Eat It AliveGirl Accidentally Brings Home Deadly Blue-Ringed OctopusRarely Seen ‘Ghostly’ Dumbo Octopus Caught on Camera Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img Related Items:#contractorssayfavoritismontenders, #favouritismisreasonfornobids, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 18, 2017 – Providenciales – Contractors say they have not opted to bid on government tenders in recent years because of their belief that political favoritism trumped over their selection.   In response to Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson’s question over why contractors have not bid for work, one prominent contractor says it was a known fact that under the former PNP Administration “only certain persons were getting jobs and opted not to bid”.However, this may all change, as the contractor now says, he may try once again at placing bids on TCIG tenders.  During her Budget reading in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, the Premier made the call once again directed at Contractors to bid on tenders, by underscoring that many contractors were not bidding for work and that “Nation building was every resident’s business”.She urged the local business community to log into the Government’s Tenders’ website to see what jobs may interest them and to come forward.   Premier Cartwright-Robinson called on contractors to take advantage of the computerized job estimation techniques workshop.   Short courses are scheduled for May 22nd to the 26th in Providenciales and May 29th to June 2nd in Grand Turk.Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawan#MagneticMediaNews#favouritismisreasonfornobids#contractorssayfavoritismontenderslast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Turk, TCI July 17, 2017 — The Investigative Officer within The Turks and Caicos Islands Office of the Complaints Commission, Ms. Ciphany Skippings, recently completed an intensive training session with the Bureau of the Ombudsman in Saint Maarten. Skippings’ training focused on planning strategies for investigations, establishing guidelines and procedures, report writing and more. The attachment to the Saint Maarten office was meant to increase the Commission’s knowledge and skill base while enhancing the expertise of the Investigating Officer.Skippings also gained experience in the day-to-day activities and operations of the Ombudsman office to assist with analysis of the TCI Bureau.  In a release from the Commission, Skippings said: “The experience gained was very rewarding, comprehensive and thought provoking.”#MagneticMediaNews #TCIComplaintsCommission Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:Ciphany Skippings, Saint Maarten, TCI Complaints Commissionlast_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe showers will taper off tonight before the unsettled weather pattern moves out of the area to the east on Friday, making way for fair and warmer conditions through next week, according to forecasters. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Storm impact around San Diego County todaycenter_img January 17, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The last in a series of Southern California storms kept the San Diego area blustery and rainy once again today, further drenchingthe already saturated region.By late afternoon, the four-day wet spell had delivered anywhere from half an inch to half a foot of moisture across the county, according to the National Weather Service.Among the precipitation tallies as of 4 p.m. were marks of 6.18 inches at Birch Hill; 5.24 on Palomar Mountain; 3.85 in Mesa Grande; 3.09 in Julian; 3.01 at Henshaw Dam; 2.94 at Lake Cuyamaca; 2.63 in Fallbrook; 2.58 at Rainbow Camp; 2.5 in Pine Hills; 2.33 in San Onofre; 2.27 in Santa Ysabel and at Skyline Ranch; 2.15 in Descanso; and 2.08 on Mount Woodson.The storms brought some snow flurries to the county’s highest peaks, including Mount Laguna, where two inches of the frozen white stuff was recorded.Wind and high-surf advisories were scheduled to remain in effect locally through 7 a.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday, respectively. Posted: January 17, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.“Download Audio”Lawmakers May Gavel OutAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauAfter a weeklong stalemate on the budget, the Alaska State Legislature is making moves to gavel out tonight [MONDAY]. It’s been eight days since theymissed their adjournment deadline.A Moving Target: WAANT Pursues Bootleg LiquorBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelCitizens in Bethel are weighing a decision on a proposal for the first liquor store in decades. In the shadow of the debate is a powerful andelaborate bootlegging economy across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and law enforcement battles black markets spread across the rivers and tundra of the vast region. The first in a three-part series.Anchorage Nepalese Community Reacts To QuakeAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageMore than 4,000 people in Nepal have died as a result of Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Much of the capital Katmandu and the surroundingvillages were destroyed. Some members of Anchorage’s 80-member Nepalese community were visiting at the time.BOEM Explains 75% Chance Of Arctic Oil SpillLiz Ruskin, APRN – AnchorageInside a thick government report on the impact of off-shore leasing in the Chukchi Sea is a number that grabs the attention. It mentions a 75 percentchance of a large oil spill.  The figure shows up often in the arguments of those trying to stop Shell from resuming its Arctic exploration programthis summer in the Chukchi Sea, in part of what’s known as Lease Sale 193. Monday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management put out a fact sheet toclarify what it means by that 75 percent figure.Trident Prepares To Open New Fishmeal Plant In NaknekMatt Martin, KDLG – DillinghamThe newest processing plant in Bristol Bay is about to go online this month. Trident Seafood’s multi-million dollar fishmeal plant should get atest run with Togiak herring. Trident agreed to build the plant as part of a 2011 settlement over alleged EPA Clean Water Act violations, and now thecompany, and residents, should get to see if it works as intended.Industry Forecasts Strong Tourist Season For AlaskaCasey Kelly, KTOO – JuneauWith less than a week until the first ship arrives in Juneau, the head of a cruise industry group in Alaska says 2015 should be strong year for tourismin the state.Law and Rover: HB 147 Would Give Pets Special Legal ConsiderationsElizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauMost people don’t want to think of their pets as property. But in court, they are. A bill by Rep. Liz Vazquez, an Anchorage Republican, will likely be back in next year’s legislative session. It aims to give pets special considerations in the law when it comes to divorce, protective orders and animal seizures.last_img read more

first_img McDonald’s is making your Drive Thru decisions easier.Starting this year, U.S. customers can look for “personalized” menu options related to time of day, weather, current restaurant traffic, and trending menu items.Just as Amazon knows that when you buy a tablet you probably also want a case and foldable keyboard, McD’s can automatically suggest complementary foods based on your order. (A large coffee goes great with a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit, you know.)The electronic bill of fares even understands current service times, suggesting only items that are easy to make during peak hours, in an effort to keep the Drive Thru running smoothly.“Technology is a critical element … enhancing the experience for our customers by providing greater convenience on their terms,” Golden Arches CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a statement.This new automation feature comes with the company’s purchase of AI platform Dynamic Yield, purchased this week for an undisclosed sum.“With this acquisition,” Easterbrook continued, “we’re expanding both our ability to increase the role technology and data will play in our future and the speed with which we’ll be able to implement our vision of creating more personalized experiences for our customers.”Forget to add a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit to your order? (via McDonald’s)Once the ink dries on the deal, McDonald’s plans to roll out the foody function this year to Drive Thrus across the country, before expanding into international markets.The chain will also integrate the technology into its digital customer experience touchpoints—i.e. self-order kiosks and mobile apps.“We’re thrilled to be joining an iconic global brand such as McDonald’s and are excited to innovate in ways that have a real impact on people’s daily lives,” according to Liad Agmon, co-founder and CEO of Dynamic Yield, which will remain a stand-alone company with employees operating around the world.More on AI Loses Debate to Human ChampionEvery McDonald’s Will Use Sustainable Packaging by 2025‘The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald’ is a Fast Food ‘Infinity War’ Stay on target World’s Smallest McDonald’s Is Now Open (And It’s for …Watch: YouTuber Sends Big Mac Burger Into Space, Eats It last_img read more

first_img Geek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf SpeakerGeek Pick: Fi Smart Dog Collar Sniffs Out Your Pet Finding the right pair of wireless earbuds can be tough, especially if you need an audio device that is gym-friendly. Thankfully though, JBL and Under Armour collaborated on the JBL UA Sport Wireless Pivot earphones, which can offer a more personalized audio experience for your sweat sessions.According to our sister site, the JBL UA Sport Wireless Pivot earphones allow you to listen to music and your surroundings simultaneously when you exercise. For $129.95, you will be spending a bit more on these earphones, however, superior sound quality, comfortable fit, and waterproof design make the JBL UA Sport Wireless Pivot earphones the ultimate soundtrack companion for outdoor runs, indoor strength training, and other types of fitness activities. The JBL UA Sport Wireless Pivot earphones are available to purchase on Amazon.Some earphones can be painful to wear, especially if you have to use dumbbells or sprint around a park to burn some calories. Unlike other earphones, the JBL UA Sport Wireless Pivot earphones are comfortable, functional, and waterproof. Over-ear hooks, separate ear fins, and ear tips will give you a stable fit, while the earphones’ sleek white color will complement your activewear wardrobe.Performance-wise, the JBL UA Sport Wireless Pivot earphones come with two ambient modes for listening to music and talking. Balanced audio offers a decent amount of bass, so you can rock out, work up a sweat, and answer incoming calls without compromising your fitness routine. For audio, the JBL UA Sport Wireless Pivot earphones enable you to listen to your favorite tunes and surroundings at the same time. With the AmbientAware mode, you can hear your playlist and also any potential obstacles, including fellow gym members if you’re inside or cars if you’re outside.For more specs on the JBL UA Sport Wireless Pivot earphones, head over to to read the full review. If you need another audio option for commuting or relaxing, see our Geek Pick review on the Dolby Dimension Headphones. And, if want to turn your next pool party into a dance club, check out our Waterproof Speaker Showdown: JBL Charge 3 Versus UE Wonderboom article.More on Pick: JBL Charge 4 Takes the Party Wherever You GoGeek Pick: Dolby Dimension Headphones Waterproof Speaker Showdown: JBL Charge 3 Versus UE Wonderboom Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgGoogle rolls out new security features in Chrome for Windows by Martin Brinkmann on October 16, 2017 in Google Chrome – Last Update: August 07, 2018 – 27 commentsGoogle announced today that it is in the process of rolling out an update for Chrome for Windows that improves the security of the web browser.Chrome news have hit a rough patch in recent months thanks to malicious extensions doing all sorts of negative things when they are installed on user systems.The new safety features that Google announced today don’t remedy that situation, but they may help Chrome users on Windows in other ways.Philippe Rivard, Chrome Cleanup product manager at Google lists three improvements that Google added to Chrome to “help Chrome for Windows users recover from unwanted software infections”.The first feature detects if Chrome settings have been changed without user consent. The browser displays information on those changes to the user, and it is up to the user to restore the original settings or to hit the cancel button to leave the settings as they are.Rivard notes that users can reset their profiles at any time by loading the chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings internal page of Chrome.This feature is already available in recent versions of Google Chrome.Chrome Cleanup ToolThe second feature acts like an unwanted software cleaner on the Windows machine. Chrome detects the installation of unwanted software.A prompt is displayed that gives users the option to remove the unwanted software from the operating system, and to restore Chrome settings so that the browser works normally.Scenarios where users may see the prompts include the following ones:Popup ads are displayed and won’t go away.Chrome homepage or search engine are changed, and keep changing to pages and services without your permission.Unwanted Chrome extensions or toolbars are installed, and come back when removed.Redirections to unfamiliar sites happen regularly.Chrome users may run the Chrome Cleanup Tool manually at any time following the instructions below:Load chrome://settings/cleanup in the browser’s address bar.Decide whether you want to opt-out of sending report details to Google.Activate the find button to start the process.Last but not least, Google partnered up with IT company ESET to improve the detection and removal of unwanted software. This means basically, that Chrome will assist Windows users who have unwanted software on their devices with the recovery.Closing WordsGoogle benefits from improvements in regards to unwanted software and manipulation by extensions in two ways: first in giving users a sense of security and assistance, and second in restoring default values for homepage and search.Chrome’s improved cleanup routines are no replacement for antivirus software however. The browser will detect only unwanted software and changes made to Chrome, and not other malicious behavior (unless it is caught by safe browsing).It remains to be seen how the new routines impact the browser’s performance and memory usage.Now You: What’s your take on the current Chrome security situation?SummaryArticle NameGoogle rolls out new security features in Chrome on WindowsDescriptionGoogle announced today that it is in the process of rolling out an update for Chrome for Windows that improves the security of the web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Bestseller ENDS IN Ads by Amazon Wow facts 4Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийadvertisementThe exosuit, which is designed using textile components, helps specifically with gait-specific hip extension during running and walking. It also has a mobile actuation system on the lower back that’s controlled by an algorithm detecting changes from walking to running and vice versa.The team shared their findings in the journal Science, revealing that the metabolic rates of subjects wearing the exosuits are reduced by 9.3 percent when walking and 4 percent when running compared to when they did these activities without the robot shorts. It worked well in a range of different situations, including indoor treadmill walking and running, uphill walking, various running speeds, and overground outdoor testing.”While the metabolic reductions we found are modest, our study demonstrates that it is possible to have a portable wearable robot assist more than just a single activity, helping to pave the way for these systems to become ubiquitous in our lives,” study lead Conor Walsh of SEAS and Wyss Institute said in a statement.Previous designs of similar exosuits are geared toward walking as well as helping stroke survivors, but this new one is simpler and lighter than ever. It weighs just 11 pounds (5 kilograms) with most of the weight concentrated close to the body’s center of mass in order to ensure it doesn’t restrict movement and weigh down the body too much.The ChallengesHuman gaits don’t just vary from person to person, but also from different types of activities, such as walking and running. The two types of motions might seem similar, but they activate different joints and movements.For years, designing an exosuit that could help with both running and walking stumped scientists, but eventually, the team was able to create an algorithm that successfully detects whether a person is running or walking.”Once a gait transition is detected, the exosuit automatically adjusts the timing of its actuation profile to assist the other gait, as we demonstrated by its ability to reduce metabolic oxygen consumption in wearers,” co-author Philippe Malcolm of the University of Nebraska Omaha said.The authors are planning to optimize the wearable device further, so it can be used in various applications, from assisting patients with gait issues to giving recreational runners an extra boost. TAG exosuit, Harvard University, running Ads by Amazon Close Runners will soon have a superhero pair of shorts to help them run. A newly developed exosuit can help people with running and walking, reducing metabolic rates during these activities.  ( Wyss Institute at Harvard University ) Running and walking are simple human activities, but now scientists have found a way to make these tasks even easier for people.Scientists have basically developed a robotic superhero suit, known as an exosuit, that allows humans to expend less energy while walking and running. This exosuit, or perhaps more accurately “exoshorts,” would let wearers walk or run greater distances without getting tired.A Pair Of Robotic Shorts For Running, WalkingAccording to a news release from Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, their researchers collaborated with colleagues from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the University of Nebraska Omaha to produce the lightweight exosuit. Search AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches All DEAL OF THE DAY ⓒ 2018 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more