first_imgThe fear of people with mental illness is problematic, says actor Glenn Close in a CBC interview.Borne of ignorance and usually misrepresented in the media, most people associate mental illness with violence and shun both those suffering with it and their families. Ironically, support and friendship are key ingredients in recovery and management.Close says her nephew was diagnosed with a disorder as a teenager and spent two years in a psychiatric hospital, but when he came out, he had lost all of his friends. Close’s sister Jessie wasn’t diagnosed with bipolar disorder until decades later because she wouldn’t pursue it for fear that her young daughter would lose friends as well.“One day when we were visiting my mother,” says Close, “my sister Jessie came up to me and said, ‘I need your help. I can’t stop thinking about killing myself.’ Even though her son Calen had already been diagnosed as living with schizoaffective disorder, we were absolutely clueless about what Jessie was struggling with. That was a huge and shocking wake-up call for me, and it started my journey into the education and awareness around mental illness.”It’s because of the stigma that the afflicted don’t disclose it, and why people don’t realize that the person at the next desk or on their board of directors could be one of the 20 percent with mental illness. Close says the reaction to her Bring Change 2 Mind was overwhelming because people suddenly felt recognized instead of isolated, and felt the relief and hope that comes with the connection to a community of families experiencing the same thing.“It’s astounding to me,” says Close. “It’s something our family talks about, how really clueless we were about mental illness. We had no vocabulary for it. When Calen was diagnosed he was 19, which is very common for that kind of illness. Jessie, however, had always been known as ‘the wild one, the irresponsible one, the one that couldn’t hold down a job’, and we come from a hardheaded tradition where you’re just supposed to pull up your socks and get on with it. She really fell through the cracks in our family because of our ignorance. She wasn’t properly diagnosed until she was 51 years old. What hurt she went through, what her children went through, she lost a lot of years because of that.”Mental illnesses are chronic illnesses, so learning to manage the day-to-day symptoms and learning to live beyond the label, that the person is not the diagnosis and should not be defined by it, is essential.“Have the courage to talk about it,” says Close. “Attention must be paid.”Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

first_imgCALGARY – The National Energy Board is issuing a stern warning to the company building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion for installing mats in streams to discourage fish from spawning where the pipeline is to be built.In a letter on its website, the regulator orders the company building the line from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., to stop installing the mats until it has obtained all approvals from the board to allow the start of construction in those areas.In a blog dated Sept. 12 on the project website, Trans Mountain describes the “innovative use of snow fencing” in streams to protect spawning salmon and trout.It says its biologists had temporarily laid plastic fencing on the bottom of some sections of five streams through mid-August 2017 in preparation for pipeline construction there in early 2018, adding it had identified a total of 26 streams in British Columbia and Alberta where the mats would be used prior to spawning season.In an email, Trans Mountain spokesman Ali Hounsell says the spawning deterrents were considered a “preventive measure” to minimize environmental impacts of construction, adding the company is working on a response to the NEB order.Greenpeace Canada energy strategist Keith Stewart says it’s hard to believe that Trans Mountain owner Kinder Morgan didn’t know or failed to check to see if its anti-spawning strategy was allowed.last_img read more

first_imgAnkara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party suffered a major upset on Monday after local election results showed it lost the capital Ankara and Istanbul after a decade and half in power. Losing the country’s two major cities would be a stunning defeat for Erdogan, a former Istanbul mayor himself, whose ability to win at the ballot box has been unparalleled in Turkish history. Erdogan campaigned hard, portraying Sunday’s vote for mayors and district councils as a fight for the nation’s survival, but the election became a test for his Justice and Development Party (AKP) after Turkey slipped into a recession for the first time in a decade. The opposition CHP party candidate for Istanbul mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, was leading by nearly 28,000 votes with most ballot boxes counted, Supreme Election Board (YSK) chairman Sadi Guven said. Imamoglu won almost 4.16 million votes while the AKP candidate, former premier Binali Yildirim, won 4.13 million. Both claimed victory in the early hours following a tight race for the country’s largest city after results showing them in a dead heat. “We want to start working as soon as possible to serve people,” Imamoglu told reporters on Monday. “We want to cooperate with all institutions of Turkey to quickly meet the needs of Istanbul.” In Ankara, opposition mayoral candidate Mansur Yavas had 50.89 per cent of votes ahead of the AKP’s Mehmet Ozhaseki on 47.06 per cent, Anadolu state agency reported, with 99 per cent of ballot boxes counted. “Ankara has won. The loser in Ankara is Ozhaseki, dirty politics has lost,” Yavas told supporters who were waving Turkish flags and setting off fireworks at a celebratory rally. But in a sign of possible turmoil ahead, AKP officials said they would challenge the alleged invalidation of tens of thousands of votes in both cities. AKP secretary general Fatoih Sahin said the party will appeal in Ankara, saying the gap between the candidates “will narrow down and I believe it will eventually turn into a positive result for us.” Speaking to supporters in Ankara after Sunday’s polls closed, Erdogan had said the election was a victory for the AKP, which along with its coalition partner, the rightwing Nationalist Movement Party, won more than 50 per cent of votes overall. The loss in Istanbul, analysts said, would be especially sensitive for Erdogan, who grew up in the city’s working-class Kasimpasa neighbourhood, and liked to tell AKP rank-and-file that victory in the city was like winning all of Turkey. “Istanbul is his heart, it’s really important for him, it is the first place they (AKP) started winning,” said Ayse Ayata, political science professor at Middle East Technical University in Ankara. “They have retained their 51 per cent majority in total, which is very important. Had they not, this would lead into a questioning of their legitimacy.” For his supporters, Erdogan remains the strong leader they believe Turkey needs and they tout the country’s economic development over the years he and the AKP have been in power. Rallying his base among more religiously conservative Turks, Erdogan had presented his opponents as enemies of the state, tarnishing them as tied to Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who have fought a decades-long insurgency.last_img read more

Action film hero Jackie Chan, whose hands, feet and stunts have vanquished so many villains on the silver screen, has a new battle to win as the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) first “Asia-Pacific Tourism Ambassador.”In his new role Mr. Chan, who is already a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), will help to promote tourism as a means of fighting poverty throughout the region.“I will do my best to achieve the tasks you have given me: to promote tourism in a healthy and sustainable way, and to help people who are less fortunate through tourism,” Mr. Chan told UNWTO’s first Ministerial Roundtable for the region, currently underway in Macau, China, on receiving the plaque of appointment from the Agency’s Secretary-General Francesco Frangialli.Mr. Chan has travelled the world making his films. In that way, he said, he has tried to turn the spotlight on different tourism destinations. But he promised that from now on, in his new capacity, he would do a better job. “Now when I slide down a building, I will make sure it becomes a tourist attraction,” he joked.Ministers at the Roundtable are examining the best policies for coping with rapid growth and ensuring that it is sustainable. “Despite a series of problems in recent years, Asian tourism has increased its resilience and become the motor of tourism growth worldwide,” Mr. Frangialli said.The global pattern of tourist flows is being redrawn with one out of every five international tourists now choosing a destination in Asia and increasing numbers of Asians themselves travelling overseas.An estimated 156 million tourists visited the region in 2005, up more than 7 per cent over the previous year despite the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, which hit tourist resorts in Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and elsewhere.Among so-called mega trends identified, Asian tourism is becoming more activity-based rather than destination based, the region is becoming a convention hub and low-cost carriers are driving tourism growth. India is Asia’s leader in real tourism growth. read more

first_imgThe Raspberry Pi has already proven itself to be a very capable little and cheap PC. It runs Linux, can be used for development, surfing the web, and playing games. Those games include retro classics through the use of multiple emulatiors that have been ported for the board.A few weeks ago we saw a Macintosh Classic turned into a NES arcade by using a Raspberry Pi. In that project the guy used RetroPie to give a nice graphical front end to his new arcade machine. But there is now an alternative, and one that’s arguably much easier to use.It’s called Raspberry Pi Chameleon, and it consists of a remix of the Raspbian Linux image. The remix removes the X graphical environment and replaces it with a launcher dedicated to running a number of emulators. At the same time, the software used remains open source.The systems supported include the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, DOS, Windows 3.1, arcade games, Oric-1, Apple II, ScummVM, and the Atari 2600. And to use it, it’s simply a case of having a spare SD card and downloading the Raspberry Pi chameleon torrent to put on it.The version available at the moment is v0.1, so it’s likely the creator, Carles Oriol, will continue to update the functionality and add more retro system support to the line-up. And because the Raspberry Pi is so simple in its design, getting new versions means just replacing the image on your SD card.Keep an eye on how the project developers over at the official Raspberry Pi chameleon websitelast_img read more

first_img Jan 27th 2017, 8:50 AM Image: Shutterstock/FullFrame Lab The 9 at 9: Friday Here’s everything you need to know this morning. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3208019 1 Comment Image: Shutterstock/FullFrame Lab By Órla Ryan EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #TRUMP: Theresa May will today become the first foreign leader to meet new US President Donald Trump.2. #EUROMILLIONS: The lottery ticket worth €88.5 million was sold at a petrol station in Lusk, Dublin.3. #HPV: A symposium about cervical cancer will today hear there has been an increase in the HPV strain in head and neck cancers, calling into question whether a vaccine is needed for young boys.4. #JOB FAIRY: There’s good jobs news for Carlow and Shannon this morning, with hundreds of jobs due to be created.5. #DIRECT PROVISION: A DP centre that has been closed due to an alleged failure to meet basic health and safety standards was paid more than €12.7 million by the government since 2001.6. #YEMEN: The United Nations has warned that Yemen is sliding deeper into a humanitarian crisis and could face famine this year.7. #US: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he trusts that the Irish people undocumented in the US will not be affected by President Donald Trump’s immigration reforms.8. #RECYLCING: A lot of people aren’t sure what you can and can’t recycle, here’s what you need to know.9. #SEXISM: Dress codes which discriminate against women are still widespread in UK workplaces, a government report has found. 12,261 Views Friday 27 Jan 2017, 8:50 AM Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgPolice said this week that 77 artefacts – more than what was initially estimated – were snatched in last week’s armed robbery at Ancient Olympia, raising concerns that drastic spending cuts have left dozens of museums poorly protected. Two gunmen used a sledge hammer to slash display cabinets after tying up a museum guard in last Friday’s robbery. “They overwhelmed and gagged the woman who guarded the building,” a police official said hours after the robbery. The value of the objects stolen has not been estimated yet. Most of the items were bronze and pottery figurines, vases and lamps. In January, three works of art, including one by Pablo Picasso and another by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, were stolen from the country’s National Gallery in the capital, Athens. Greece has seen a rise in crime as its debt-laden economy has shrunk 16 per cent in size from its 2008 peak, leading to youth unemployment of just under 50 per cent. Source: Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgScotland national team have called up Jack Hendry to replace Michael Devlin.The Aberdeen defender pulled out of the latest squad for the matches against Albania and Israel due to injury.Hendry, who plays his club football for Scottish Premiership champions, Celtic, has been called up as a replacement by national team head coach Alex McLeish, according to Stv.Devlin has struggled with an injury he sustained during Aberdeen’s league win over Hibs on Friday night and had been rated as a doubt for Albania clash on Saturday evening.However, the decision was made to release him back to his club after further assessment of his injury.The injury is the latest blow to hit the Scottish national team, as they prepare for two matches that could offer a route into the playoffs of the next UEFA European Championships in 2020.Celtic goalkeeper, Craig Gordon along with Charlie Mulgrew, Stephen O’Donnell and Kevin McDonald have all withdrawn from the original squad, which was already missing the attacking duo of Steven Naismith and Leigh Griffiths among others.Scott Bain, Scott McTominay, David Bates and Ryan Jack were all called up to the national team as replacements for the absentees, only for Jack to pull out after struggling with an injury.last_img read more

first_img Related Items:#ArthurForbesaccusedofrape, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 9, 2017 – Providenciales – No plea was required of Labour Tribunal President Arthur Forbes when he was charged at court with three counts of rape.    The shocking arrest and arraignment stems from a report made back on March 16, by a woman of Haiti who told media in her home country that Forbes had forced himself upon her more than once and that he allegedly used her dependency on a work permit to intimidate her.Police late yesterday confirmed that a 61 year old man of Provo was arrested, taken to court but was not required to enter a plea.    Forbes who is considered an astute member of the community being involved in many civic organizations, sports development, a mentorship program and the judge at the labour court is out on bail and will return to court for a sufficiency hearing next month.Police say the man’s bail was set at $10,000.#MagneticMediaNews#ArthurForbesaccusedofrape Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgBigg Boss Marathi 2 eliminationColors MarathiBigg Boss Marathi 2 has become a pot of boiling water in just 2 weeks of its airing on television. From displaying bad behaviour to getting physical with each other, contestants have crossed all their limits. Among six of these nominated contestants – Veena Jagtap, Parag Kanhere, Abhijit Kelkar, Maithili Jaavkar, Madhav Devchke and Neha Shitole – host Mahesh Manjrekar announced at the Weekend Cha Daav episode that Parag was in the safe zone and Abhijit was in the danger zone.As we know now that Parag has been saved from this week’s elimination, it remains to be seen which of the other five contestants will get eliminated from the show.And it was Maithili Jaavkar who got eliminated tonight after getting the least votes from the viewers. Before elimination, Maithili told Manjrekar that she will feel bad if she gets evicted tonight as she didn’t get to perform or got a chance to actively participate in any given task.In tonight’s episode of Bigg Boss Marathi 2, Mahesh Manjrekar had asked Abhijeet Bichukale and Surekha Punekar to start a conversation in English to lighten up the ambience in the house.Veena and Shivani, who had gotten physical with each other during the weekly Chor Bazaar task, were made to sit on a chair. Manjrekar had asked other contestants some question and whoever among the two girls get maximum votes, will be given a cold water shower. Keep watching this space for latest updates on Bigg Boss Marathi season 2.last_img read more

first_imgStory Links Louisville captured its 40th win of the season at Virginia. The program record for victories in a season was 39 prior to Dan McDonnell’s arrival in 2007, and the Cardinals have reached 40 wins in 12 of McDonnell’s 13 seasons. Logan Wyatt, Alex Binelas and Zach Britton each hit home runs in the first inning of the series opener against Florida State. It was the first time the Cardinals have recorded three home runs in a single inning since Justin McClanahan, Chris Dominguez and Andrew Clark went back-to-back-to-back on April 16, 2008 at Ohio State. The Cardinals pitching staff struck out 23 batters last week at Indiana. It was the most strikeouts in a game for UofL since at least 2000 and the third-highest total in Division I this season, trailing only Clemson (24) and Georgia (26) from their 20-inning game in April. The Louisville offense has tallied double digit hits in 28 games this season. The Cardinals are 38-1 this season when they outhit the opposition. Louisville scored double digit runs in five straight games from April 23-30, the first time in program history with 10 runs or more in five consecutive victories. Louisville finished the regular season as the ACC leader in batting average (.298), hits (590), runs (441) and stolen bases (97), and second in runs per game (7.9), doubles (121) and triples (17) Louisville pitching led the ACC in ERA (3.65), WHIP (1.20), strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.77), strikeouts per nine innings (10.5), shutouts (7) and hits allowed per nine innings (7.07). Louisville’s starting pitcher has pitched five innings or more with one earned run or fewer allowed in 21 games this season. UofL has had a starting pitcher throw seven no-hit innings on three occasions this season, with Reid Detmers doing it against Brown and James Madison, and Bobby Miller against Wake Forest. Louisville pitchers set a Jim Patterson Stadium record with 19 strikeouts against Alabama A&M on April 26. The Cardinals have struck out 10 or more in 32 games this season, with a 29-3 record when doing so. UofL set program records against Alabama A&M for most runs in a three-game series (61) and margin of victory in a three-game series (54). The Cardinals have been active offensively in the first inning this season, plating at least one run in the opening inning of 30 games. Louisville has scored 55 first inning runs overall and is 23-7 when scoring in the first. Louisville swiped a season-high nine bases on March 6 against Morehead State. It was the most since the Cardinals finished with 10 stolen bases against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 20, 2013. UofL currently leads the ACC with 97 stolen bases on the year. Louisville has finished in the top five in the country in stolen bases in four of the last six seasons. In the victory over Morehead State on March 6, the Cardinals set a program record with eight different players recording a stolen base. The Cardinals are 38-0 this season when leading after eight innings. From 2012-17, Louisville accumulated a six-year record of 266-3 when entering the ninth with a lead, including a 50-0 mark in 2017. UofL has won 38 of its 50 ACC series since joining the league and is 41-8 in its series finales during that span, including an 13-5 record in rubber games. The Cardinals have won 20 of their 25 ACC series at home since debuting in the conference. While at Louisville, coach Dan McDonnell has guided the Cardinals to four College World Series berths, seven NCAA Super Regional appearances, 11 NCAA Regional bids, eight regular season conference championships and two conference tournament titles with 37 All-Americans. The Cardinals were the only team in the ACC to finish with 20 or more wins and captured the top overall seed for the ACC Championship. Louisville (2015-19) and Virginia (2010-14) are the only schools in ACC history to win at least 20 ACC baseball games four times in a five-year period. 5. Vanderbilt 582 Both awards will announce their winners on Friday, June 14 prior to the opening day of the 2019 College World Series. Alex Binelas hit his 10th home run of the season at Virginia. He is the first freshman to reach double digit home runs since Chris Dominguez hit 15 as a redshirt-freshman in 2007. Tyler Fitzgerald ranks fourth in the country among shortstops with 60 RBIs on the season, trailing New Mexico State’s Joey Ortiz (82), Vanderbilt’s Ethan Paul (64) and Bryant’s Jimmy Titus (63). Logan Wyatt is third in the country with 63 walks through 56 games. The UofL single season record in 69 by Kevin Malone in 1980. His total ties his mark from last season and is third-most in program history. Wyatt is tied for sixth all-time at UofL with 129 for his career. Alex Binelas became the sixth player in program history and first since 1998 to hit for the cycle, doing so on April 26 against Alabama A&M. Justin Lavey leads all Louisville hitters and ranks ninth in the conference with a .347 batting average in conference play. Henry Davis currently leads all ACC catchers in throwing out potential base stealers, with opposing runners just 12-for-22 (54.5 percent) trying to run on the freshman. With a win in the series opener at Virgina, Reid Detmers became the 13th player to reach 10 wins in a season in Louisville history. Reid Detmers currently leads qualified ACC pitchers in wins, ERA, strikeouts and opponents batting average. Lucas Dunn, Tyler Fitzgerald, Justin Lavey, Trey Leonard and Jake Snider each have stolen at least 10 bases this season. The five players in double digits are the most since 2015, when six different Cardinals reached double figures. Five different Cardinals have hit their first collegiate home runs this season (Binelas, Davis, Leonard, Masterman, Poland). Twelve different Cardinals have made their Louisville debuts this season (Albanese, Binelas, Davis, Leonard, Lohman, Masterman, Metzinger, Perkins, Poland, Schmeltz, Smith and Wright). It was the collegiate debut for 11 of the 12. UofL was just 3-5 in its first three championship appearances, but went 2-0 in pool play in 2018 and defeated Pitt in the semifinals. However, the Cardinals came up just short in the championship contest, losing 11-8 to Florida State in 10 innings. Louisville has an all-time winning percentage of .732 in ACC play (109-40), the highest of any member. The next highest is Florida State at .681 (506-237). The sophomore is the 12th player in program history to be a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist and the first since Drew Ellis and Brendan McKay in 2017. The duo was also on the semifinalist list for the Dick Howser Award in the same season. SIX CARDINALS NAMED TO ALL-ACC TEAMSIn addition to Reid Detmers taking home the top pitching honor, six Cardinals were named to the three All-ACC teams. CARDINALS AIM FOR FIRST ACC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPWhile the Cardinals have won the ACC Atlantic Division in four of their first five seasons in the conference, Louisville is still searching for its first ACC Tournament title. Most Wins Since 2007 TEAM NOTES AND TRENDS FITZGERALD ONE OF 14 SEMIFINALISTS FOR BROOKS WALLACE AWARDJunior Tyler Fitzgerald is one of 14 semifinalists for the Brooks Wallace Award. The award, sponsored by Mizuno, honors the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation. PLAYER NOTES AND TRENDS DETMERS RECOGNIZED AS ACC PITCHER OF THE YEARReid Detmers’ outstanding sophomore campaign added another laurel to it on Monday as he was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year. Wednesday, May 22 | 11:00 a.m. ET | Live Stats TV: RSN/ACC Network Extra | Radio: 93.9 The Ville LOU: Jr. LHP Nick Bennett (6-2, 4.15 ERA) BC: Sr. LHP Dan Metzdorf (7-2, 2.58 ERA) DETMERS NAMED GOLDEN SPIKES AND DICK HOWSER AWARD SEMIFINALISTContinuing his year-long run of accolades, starting pitcher Reid Detmers was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Award. Thursday, May 23 | 11:00 a.m. ET | Live Stats TV: RSN/CC Network Extra | Radio: 93.9 The Ville LOU: TBA CU: TBA LOUISVILLE CLAIMS FOURTH ACC ATLANTIC DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPWith its win on Thursday over Florida State, the Cardinals captured the ACC Atlantic Division crown for the fourth time in five seasons as members of the conference. Louisville has won a regular season title in nine of the last 11 seasons across three different conferences. Detmers was the lone first team selection for Louisville, with Alex Binelas, Michael McAvene and Logan Wyatt representing the Cardinals on the second team. Tyler Fitzgerald and Justin Lavey were on the third team. Binelas was also on the 12-member All-Freshman team. The six selections were tied with Clemson, Florida State and Georgia Tech for the most in the ACC. The Cardinals have had at least six selections in each of their five years as members of the conference. SERIES HISTORYLouisville played three-game series against both Boston College and Clemson this season. The Cardinals won two out of three over BC in March at Jim Patterson Stadium, but dropped two of three at Clemson in April. UofL holds a 12-4 edge all-time against Boston College, while Clemson leads the series with Louisville 12-10. Fitzgerald started the first 53 games at shortstop for the Cardinals, leading the team with a .338 batting average, 73 hits, 60 RBIs and 113 total bases, all of which are career highs. Fitzgerald also has a career-best seven homers on the year and his RBI total was fourth among the country’s shortstops. Louisville’s run of seven straight seasons with 40 wins in the regular season is the longest such streak in the country. NC State is currently the only program with two straight years of 40-plus regular season wins, although Stanford can reach 40 for the third straight season if it wins one game this weekend against Arizona State. 4. LSU 585 As a program, Louisville owns two conference tournament titles, winning the Big East Championship in 2008 and 2009. LOUISVILLE HITS 40-WIN MARK FOR SEVENTH STRAIGHT SEASONThe Cardinals captured their 40th victory of the season in the opener at Virginia. Louisville has won at least 40 games in seven consecutive years and 12 of 13 seasons with Dan McDonnell at the helm. Prior to McDonnell’s arrival, the program record for victories in a season was 39.     North Carolina 587 Ranked in the top 25 in all six major preseason polls for 2019, the Cardinals have earned a preseason national ranking in 11 straight seasons (2008-2018) overall. Louisville entered the 2019 season ranked fourth in the D1Baseball rankings, eighth in the Perfect Game and USA Today polls, ninth in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and NCBWA rankings and 11th by Baseball America. Print Friendly Version 1. Louisville 597 GAME DAY INFORMATION #7 Louisville at ACC Championship Location: Durham, N.C. Venue: Durham Bulls Athletic Park (10,000) Twitter Updates: @LouisvilleBSB Game Notes: Louisville The Rocherster, Illinois, native is one of four ACC shortstops among the final 14, joining Wake Forest’s Patrick Frick, Georgia Tech’s Luke Waddell and NC State’s Will Wilson. 2. Florida State 587 LOUISVILLE LEADS COUNTRY IN WINS SINCE 2007Dan McDonnell took the reins of the Louisville baseball program in 2007. Louisville entered 2019 with the most wins of any Division I program from 2007-18 with 554. Detmers is the second Cardinal to earn the top pitching honor in the ACC, joining Drew Harrington who did it in 2016. The left-hander is the seventh pitcher to win the conference pitcher of the year award under Dan McDonnell and associate head coach Roger Williams. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Postseason play begins on Wednesday for the top-seeded and seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team, as the Cardinals take on 12th-seeded Boston College at 11:00 a.m., ET at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in North Carolina. UofL will then go up against eighth-seeded Clemson on Thursday in the 11:00 a.m., ET game. The semifinals are set for Saturday, with the championship scheduled for Sunday. All games can be seen on Regional Sports Networks and ACC Network Extra through Saturday, with ESPN2 televising the championship Sunday. Radio coverage will be available on 93.9 The Ville and live scoring is available at GoCards.com. LOUISVILLE IN NATIONAL POLLS EVERY WEEK SINCE START OF 2012Louisville, which surpassed its previous high national ranking of No. 2 (in 2016) with the No. 1 ranking on March 13 and March 20 during the 2017 season, has enjoyed a historic run by remaining ranked in at least one major national poll every week since the release of the 2012 preseason rankings — the longest such span in school history. The Chatham, Illinois, native captured the pitching triple crown this season, leading all ACC qualified pitchers in wins (11), ERA (2.42) and strikeouts (138). He has struck out at least 10 in eight starts and has twice taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Through 14 regular season starts, Detmers is already tied for fifth on Louisville’s single season list in wins and second for strikeouts, just eight behind former ACC Player of the Year and Golden Spikes Award winner Brendan McKay.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target New FCC Rules Target International RobocallersFTC, Law Enforcement ‘Call It Quits’ On Robocallers Voice service providers now have the power to “aggressively block” robocalls before they reach consumers.The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to empower carriers to block unwanted calls—as long as customers are informed and can opt out.Led by Chairman Ajit Pai, the group approved a “Declaratory Ruling,” which aims to protect customers from the top down.AdChoices广告While some phone companies already offer call-blocking tools on an opt-in basis, this week’s ruling clarifies that they can provide them as the default, meaning everyone will benefit.Consumers also have the option to sign up for even tougher services, including blocking calls from any number not on their digital contact list or other “white lists.”“There are many tools available right now that are effective in blocking unwanted calls before they reach consumers,” according to Pai. “But their deployment has been limited because they’re only being made available on an opt-in basis, and many of the consumers who would most benefit from these tools, such as elderly Americans, are unaware that they can opt in.“We believe today’s clarification will make it easier for consumers to participate in and benefit from call-blocking programs,” he said in a statement.Optimists would expect phone companies to immediately take advantage of the new feature, quickly rolling out consumer tools to block unwanted calls.Realists, on the other hand, understand that change doesn’t happen overnight.As Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel pointed out, the FCC vote doesn’t require carriers to deploy automatic call blocking, nor does it prevent them from charging extra for such services.Providers don’t seem too keen on changing their ways, either.According to Ars Technica, T-Mobile responded to the vote by noting that it lets consumers opt in to a free call-blocking program. But said nothing about whether it will move from an opt-in to an opt-out service.Verizon, meanwhile, applauded the FCC’s decision to authorize stronger robocall blocking, calling it “welcome news.”Wireless customers can already choose to automatically block robocalls for free using Verizon’s Call Filter service, which sends blocked calls directly to voicemail. (And who checks their voicemail anymore, anyway?)Moving forward, the firm plans to “evolve” its service, taking advantage of the new flexibility the FCC has provided.“With the help of these new FCC rules, we’ll be able to provide our customers the benefits of spam alerts and blocking more broadly and conveniently,” Executive Vice President Ronan Dunne said.The Commission also started the process of requiring carriers to implement SHAKEN/STIR protocols, which use digital certificates to ensure Caller ID numbers aren’t being spoofed.“I’m optimistic that all of these measures will meaningfully reduce the number of unwanted robocalls that Americans get,” Pai said.More on Geek.com:FCC: Don’t Be Fooled by ‘One Ring’ Robocall ScamAT&T, Comcast Team Up to Fight Annoying RobocallsJohn Oliver Robocalls FCC to Prove Point About Robocallslast_img read more

first_imgvia @LegionHoops Advertisement Once the Lakers landed the second overall pick in the draft, it seemed like a foregone conclusion Magic Johnson would select L.A. native Lonzo Ball to usher in a new era of Showtime.On Thursday night, it all came to fruition and Ball became a Laker. The official call from Magic and Rob Pelinka to Lonzo informing him he’s a Laker was recorded, and it’s been released.If this all pans out, Laker fans will look back at this as the call that started it all – unless Ball is a complete bust. This video is a LaVar Free Zone.Awesome video – Lonzo Ball finds out he’s a Laker. pic.twitter.com/qW6ePSk9Em— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) June 24, 2017last_img read more

first_imgVisitors will now get a chance to escape scorching summer heat and enjoy exceptional rides and attractions with the ‘Family and Friends’ offer launched by Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.Running from July 10 to September 9, the promotion will allow guests to purchase four Bronze admission tickets for the price of three at only AED 825.  Groups consisting of more than four members can also buy up to three additional bronze tickets at only AED 206.25 per ticket.The all-new Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has launched record-breaking roller coaster, Flying Aces, and the interactive family-friendly ride, Benno’s Great Race, and many others.Guests will also be eligible to enter a lucky draw and win various rewards, including a Maserati and AED 1 million in cash as part of the ‘Say Yas’ summer campaign running on Yas Island. This new offer will be available only when tickets are purchased at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s ticket counter.last_img read more

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals are going to keep one of their veteran defensive linemen around for a little while longer.As reported by ESPN.com’s Josh Weinfuss, the team has agreed to a one-year contract extension with Frostee Rucker. The deal will keep him in Arizona through the 2016 season.Rucker originally joined the Cardinals in 2013 and played well as a backup, but really stepped up last season when he filled in for an injured Darnell Dockett. In 2014, the former third-round pick amassed 37 total tackles along with a career-high five sacks. He also forced two fumbles. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   center_img The 31-year-old is entering his ninth NFL season and is expected to once again be a starter along the team’s defensive line. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more