first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Blackhawks have parted ways with Joel Quenneville, the second-winningest head coach in the franchise’s history.In a press release Tuesday morning, the team announced that it has relieved Quenneville of his coaching duties and named Jeremy Colliton as its next head coach. At 33 years old, Colliton is now the youngest head coach in the NHL.“This was an extremely difficult decision, given our respect for Joel and all that he has brought to the Chicago Blackhawks organization the last 10 years,” Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough said in a statement.Quenneville, 60, came on board as the Blackhawks’ head coach in 2008. Since then, the team has posted a record of 452-249-96 in 797 games. Under his leadership, Chicago has made it to the playoffs nine times and has won three Stanley Cups — in 2010, 2013 and 2015. With a record of 76-52, Quenneville holds the best playoff record in the team’s history.“His leadership during three Stanley Cup championships speaks for itself and there is no way to adequately express what he has meant to this organization,” McDonough said. “He will always be a significant member of the Blackhawks family.”But last season, the Blackhawks failed to advance to the playoffs for the first time in a decade, with a record of 33-39-10, which put them in last place in the Western Conference’s Central Division. The team’s slump appears to be continuing this year as they hold the second-worst record in the division at 6-6-3.“[A]s we look to a future history not yet defined, we believe the change we made today, will provide the Chicago Blackhawks a critical element in achieving our goals of Championships in the future, including this season,” Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz said in a statement.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund November 6, 2018 /Sports News – National Chicago Blackhawks fire head coach Joel Quennevillecenter_img Written bylast_img read more

first_imgJERSEY CITY – Made famous for jokingly asking for Viagra as part of a bribe payment, former Freeholder William Braker was found dead in his home on Dec. 21.Braker, 71, a former police officer, served five terms a freeholder before resigning in 2004 after being charged with accepting bribes.Braker was part of a corruption scandal that involved former Hudson County Executive Robert Janiszewski, and was targeted as a result of Janiszewski plea deal to reduce his own sentence for corruption.Braker’s attempt to unveil a wider net of corruption failed when a court refused to allow him to use federally protected recordings in his defense.Braker eventually pleaded guilty to one charge of extortion, for which he was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Years after his release, he was elected as the head of the local chapter of the NAACP, but declined to seek reelection after a tape surfaced showing him in an alleged intoxicated state.As a cop and freeholder, Braker was well-respected, but most believe that his dedication to the Janiszewski administration brought about his downfall.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 1 Syracuse (8-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) plays its first game as the top-ranked team in the country in nearly two years on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome against unranked Cornell (3-6, 2-2 Ivy). Last time out, the Orange won its fourth consecutive Kraus-Simmons trophy at Hobart, 17-11, breaking its streak of a program-record seven consecutive one-goal games.“We’ve got to get Cornell back for last year,” SU defenseman Scott Firman said before the season. “I never really liked them. My brother played Colgate hockey, so we grew up with a hate for Cornell.”Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup against the Big Red, which has won three of its last four after starting the year 0-5.All-time series: SU leads, 64-36-1Last time they played: Just when Syracuse thought it had played itself out of a rut in 2016, the Orange took its fourth loss in a five-game mid-season stretch that nearly cost SU the postseason. Cornell senior midfielder Ryan Matthews won the game for the Big Red when he beat SU goalie Evan Molloy, making his second-ever start, with 1:23 to go in overtime. Molloy had stopped freshman midfielder Clarke Petterson with six seconds to go in regulation, but not Matthews as he handed Cornell a 10-9 victory at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, New York, on a Tuesday night.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse was led by Nick Mariano (four goals), while Dylan Donahue (two), Tim Barber (one), Jordan Evans (one) and Austin Fusco (one) rounded out the scoring. The Orange, despite winning faceoffs (18-4), shots (40-28), turnovers (6-10) and ground balls (23-20), couldn’t escape the Big Red. SU also went 0-for-4 on man-up opportunities.The Big Red report: The Cornell attack is led by freshmen attacks Jeff Teat and Connor Fletcher. Teat, a Brampton, Ontario, native leads the team in goals (19) and assists (21) but Fletcher has provided an unexpected boost with 18 goals and eight assists, both totals are second on the team.“Both of those two are our most consistent offensively,” said Cornell head coach Matt Kerwick. “Connor been a real pleasant surprise. We expected him to be a midfielder. He’s an imposing dodger, a big strong offensive player.”Daily Orange File PhotoSophomore Colton Rupp (15 points) rounds out the attack. The starting midfield of Clarke Petterson (17 points), Jordan Dowiak (15) and Jake McCulloch (11) can all find the back of the net as well. Cornell ranks middle-of-the-pack in every offensive category but the team has shown it can explode at times, like in its March 11 overtime loss to Virginia. The Big Red put up 18 goals and led with 20 seconds to go, only to cough away the game.Freshman faceoff specialist Paul Rasimowicz has won 81-of-172 faceoffs this season, about 47.1 percent. That ranks him 51st of the 69 qualified faceoff men.Defensively, the Big Red has shuffled through its rotation a lot this season but finally found a solid combination. Junior Jack Pulver leads the way, followed by senior Walt Gahagan and freshman Brandon Salvatore. CU has allowed no more than 10 goals in the last four weeks and goalie Christian Knight is playing in his best stretch of the season.“Our defensive midfielders are our strength,” Kerwick said. “We’ve become less slide happy and have made teams get hard angles and shots. … Right now, we feel like we’re starting to play our best lacrosse. We’ll go up there to the Dome and let it fly.”How Cornell beats Syracuse: Cornell enters the Carrier Dome as hot as its been all season with one of its best wins, a 12-9 come-from-behind win at Harvard, just behind it. But there also lies the problem. Syracuse will have six days of rest to Cornell’s three.If the Big Red wants to defeat Syracuse, it must start fast and somehow mount enough of a lead that the Orange won’t be able to wriggle back in. That’s of course difficult because nothing has held down SU all season — its only loss was in overtime — so the Big Red needs to be exceptional against an Orange defense that has recently shut down more fearsome offenses.If Cornell can jump out to an early lead, it will be through draws where Ben Williams has not been his usual dominant self. Though Cornell starts a freshman, the keys are at the X and the defense.“We’ve been riding very well,” Kerwick said. “We changed our approach there, and it’s going to have to be on point to beat Syracuse.”Daily Orange File PhotoCornell has the physical bodies and experience to stress Syracuse. The smallest midfielder is 5-foot-10, 180 pounds and the Big Red ranks 12th in the nation in caused turnovers (8.3 per game) and ninth in ground balls (nearly 33 per game).“Syracuse pulls off these one goal games, so their comfort level is high,” Kerwick said. “We’re going to have to make the uncomfortable in their clearing game, and it just comes down to the ground balls. Who can win those battles? Who’s the more physical team?”Statistics to know:  40 — Number of points Jeff Teat has through nine games, more than anyone on Syracuse94 — Cornell’s percentage of returning points from its upset over Syracuse about a year ago3 — After starting the year 0-5, the Big Red has heated up in the Ivy League and won three of its last four gamesPlayer to watch: Jeff Teat, attack, No. 51The Canadian leads the team in goals and assists, but also in turnovers (23). The up-and-down freshman has learned while being leaned on heavily. He’s also the only Cornell player with more than one man-up goal (3). He’s experienced as the son of a former professional lacrosse player, but no more prolific than other top attacks SU has faced this season, like other lefties in Johns Hopkins’ Shack Stanwick and Notre Dame’s Ryder Garnsey. Comments Published on April 10, 2017 at 10:43 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 31, 2017 at 10:52 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 With just under four minutes remaining in the first half on Sunday, the ball was batted around in the Syracuse offensive half. Bodies hit the floor and SU’s Marek Dolezaj dove and won the ball. From his backside, he kicked it out to Frank Howard on the right wing, who sent a skip pass to Tyus Battle on the left. Battle canned the three to put the Orange up 11. It was just the kind of offense Syracuse needed against a high-powered Virginia Tech.“Marek’s stats don’t show it, but he was really good,” Jim Boeheim said.On New Year’s Eve at the Carrier Dome, it was Syracuse (12-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) shooting a better percentage than one of the nation’s best offenses, Virginia Tech (11-3, 0-1), in its 68-56 win. The Hokies entered the game shooting 54.5 percent from the field. But SU shot 48.9 percent from the floor compared to VT’s 34.6 percent in the victory.Three of the first four buckets of the game came from the Orange as the Hokies struggled to find open looks. The first came from Oshae Brissett going up strong on an attempt from the right block. The next was courtesy of Matthew Moyer after an offensive rebound. And the third was scored by Tyus Battle, driving toward the basket, on a floater. The common theme: all three featured an SU player getting to the rim.“We’re the do-whatever-it-takes team,” Howard said. “Whatever it takes, we’re gonna try to do it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEvery pregame number suggested Syracuse wouldn’t outshoot Virginia Tech from deep. As expected, SU didn’t outshoot VT from beyond. Syracuse shot the same percentage (33), with the Hokies making twice as many (10-5), but the Orange made 3s when it had to, like the Battle three in the first half and his backbreaking deep ball in the second half to put SU up 14.But it was inside the arc where the difference came for Syracuse. For the game, SU finished at 56.3 percent on 2s. The Hokies were just 36.4 percent from inside the 3-point line.“Some games we don’t have good shooting games, but I know we have good shooters,” Howard said. “… Just gotta find our groove and our rhythm.”Just past the midway point of the first half, Howard drove right. He planted his feet with a bit of a pump fake, stepped through towards the basket and around his defender with his right foot, leaned in to take some contact and elevated to swish a righty jumper.Battle didn’t waste any time the next trip down the floor, as he brought the ball up after VT threw the ball away, used a screen from Dolezaj, drove a few dribbles left and rose to knock down a free-throw line jumper for two of his 17 points.After the Hokies offense seemed to have awoken, two big 2-point baskets led to Battle’s dagger 3 that put SU up 14. On the second, Battle ignored a screen to drive left and instead drove right, towards the baseline. From the other corner, Matthew Moyer crashed towards the basket. Battle fed Moyer for a huge dunk that put the Carrier Dome on the verge of pandemonium.“That sequence was … one of the most momentum-changing sequences I’ve seen or been a part of,” Moyer said.Without the two easy 2s before Battle’s 3, the 3-pointer wouldn’t have meant as much. With them, it meant plenty.Virginia Tech wasn’t going anywhere and Syracuse had to keep getting to the basket to hold off the Hokies. Brissett got another basket in the post on a baby right hook to get to his final total of 19. Dolezaj set up Moyer for another finish at the rim, albeit a tame lay-in this time. Moyer got another slam soon enough when Battle set him up for a dunk off another cut with about two and a half minutes left to put SU up 20.“We have so many guys that can step up on a given night,” Battle said. “And I know I don’t have any pressure to make something happen or do something special here.”That second Moyer dunk was Syracuse’s last field goal of the contest. The redshirt freshman Moyer is prone to a post-dunk fist pump or two. But on that finish, he just ran back down the floor. There was still a potent offense to shut down. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgENGLISH VERSIONUne membrane réfléchissante est un panneau brillant ou une membrane souple qui est utilisé dans la construction. Bien que la résistance thermique (valeur R) de ces membranes est à peu près de zéro, elles peuvent être utilisées comme partie d’un assemblage en construction — par exemple, un ensemble constitué d’une pellicule radiante et d’un espace d’air — pour ralentir le flux de chaleur.La vente et la distribution des isolants radiants ont toujours attiré une part disproportionnée d’escrocs, dont plusieurs qui promettent des économies d’énergie impossibles. Les explications données par ces bonimenteurs comprennent généralement de multiples références à des véhicules spatiaux et la Nasa. Ayant été influencés par ce type de désinformation, certains constructeurs ont adopté une croyance quasi-religieuse dans les pouvoirs magiques de ces membranes.Alors, quelle est la vérité sur ces produits?Typiquement, il s’agit d’une mince feuille de matériau réfléchissant, souvent d’aluminium, appliquée à un substrat tel que du papier kraft, un film plastique, du carton ou du contreplaqué. Par définition, une membrane réfléchissante a une émissivité [propriété spécifique de la surface d’un objet caractérisant les échanges thermiques par rayonnement] de 0,1 ou moins. Ces membranes réduisent le flux thermique par rayonnement dans l’espace auxquelles elles font face. Plus l’émissivité d’un matériau est faible, plus il est efficace à réduire le flux de chaleur rayonnante.Bien que les membranes réfléchissantes peuvent être constituées d’une variété de matériaux, il est impossible qu’une peinture corresponde à la définition de membrane réfléchissante. Personne n’a encore inventé une peinture dont l’émissivité est de 0,1 ou moins. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_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_imgNEW DELHI: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday stepped in to help Rahul Gandhi’s Congress and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party work out an alliance in the national capital for the Lok Sabha elections. Pawar also reached out to AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh soon after.Sources said the Congress leadership is also in talks with AAP leaders and senior leaders within the party are trying to convince Delhi Congress leaders for an alliance with the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Congress had earlier decided to go alone in Delhi after talks with AAP failed and local leaders favoured that the party contests LS polls alone. The Delhi Congress leaders felt that “saving” the party was crucial in Delhi in view of impending assembly elections in the state slated later. AICC general secretary in charge of Delhi Congress, PC Chacko, said: “I am in consultation with Congress party leaders in Delhi on the possibilities of forging an alliance with AAP.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”The Congress Working Committee has decided to align with like-minded parties across the country to defeat the BJP in Lok Sabha elections. I hope Delhi Congress leaders also go by this sentiment and decide on an alliance with AAP, but a final decision will be taken by the Congress president very soon,” Chacko said. Chacko’s views are at variance with Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit, who had made it clear that aligning with AAP will not be in the party’s interests keeping in view the assembly election in the national capital slated later. On other hands, Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit has written to party president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi saying forging an alliance with the AAP for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Delhi will harm the party in the long run. In the letter, Dikshit and working presidents Haroon Yusuf, Devender Yadav and Rajesh Lilothia protested a recent phone survey to gauge workers’ mood on the alliance. Dikshit and the working presidents have urged the Congress chief not to have an alliance with the AAP, saying it will harm the party in the long run, said a Delhi Congress leader. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said after meeting Pawar that with the Constitution, democracy and the country in ‘danger’ under the Modi government, attempts should be made by all opposition parties to unite and come together to fight it out. “The party can be saved later … there will be enough time to save the party. Right now the attempt should be to save the country and democracy, which is in danger due to the Modi government,” he said, without giving details of his meeting with Pawar. Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday stated that it will not have any pre-poll alliance with Congress in Delhi and will contest all seven Lok Sabha seats alone. “This time we are really serious about it,” Delhi convenor Gopal Rai said when asked how serious the party is this time about its decision this time. “The indecision in Congress has killed our time for the campaign. We made all possible efforts for alliance but now there is no room for reconsideration,” Rai said.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

first_imgLondon/San Franciaco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected the call for breaking up his company, saying the size of Facebook was actually a benefit to its users and for the security of the democratic process. In an interview with French broadcaster France 2, Zuckerberg dismissed the claim made by his long-time friend and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes that it is time to break up Facebook as Zuckerberg has yielded “unchecked power and influence” far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in the government. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “When I read what he wrote, my main reaction was that what he’s proposing that we do isn’t going to do anything to help solve those issues. “So I think that if what you care about is democracy and elections, then you want a company like us to be able to invest billions of dollars per year like we are in building up really advanced tools to fight election interference,” Zuckerberg told France 2 while in Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen In an opinion piece in The New York Times on Thursday, Hughes said the government must hold Mark (Zuckerberg) accountable. “Mark’s personal reputation and the reputation of Facebook have taken a nose-dive,” wrote Hughes, who during his freshman year at Harvard University in 2002 was recruited by Zuckerberg for Facebook. Zuckerberg said that Facebook’s budget for safety this year is bigger than the whole revenue of the company when it went public earlier this decade. “A lot of that is because we’ve been able to build a successful business that can now support that. You know, we invest more in safety than anyone in social media,” reported TechCrunch, quoting Zuckerberg. Hughes wrote that Zuckerberg has surrounded himself with a team that reinforces his beliefs instead of challenging them. “Mark is a good, kind person. But I’m angry that his focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks,” he wrote. In a separate opinion piece in the NYT on Sunday, Nick Clegg, who is the Vice President for global affairs and communications in Facebook, said that success should not be penalised. “Facebook shouldn’t be broken up but it does need to be held to account,” Clegg wrote. “Hughes maintains that lawmakers merely marvel at Facebook’s explosive growth and have overlooked their own responsibility to protect the public through more competition. “This argument holds dangerous implications for the American technology sector, the strongest pillar of the economy. And it reveals misunderstandings of Facebook and the central purpose of antitrust law,” Clegg argued. Embroiled in users’ data scandals, Facebook is set to create new privacy positions within the company that would include a committee, and external evaluator and a Chief Compliance Officer. Facebook has already kept aside $3 billion anticipating a record fine coming from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal which involved 87 million users. The Facebook case is being looked at as a measure of the Donald Trump administration’s willingness to regulate US tech companies.last_img read more

Given his reputation as a dual-threat QB, it might surprise you (it surprised us) that Watson led a pass-first offense last year, averaging almost double the yards through the air (334) as on the ground (170). According to expected points added, Clemson’s passing game generated 9.1 more points per contest than its rushing attack. Fast forward to 2017, and the offense has changed its focus, winning with a dominating run game. As a team, the Tigers are rushing for 105 yards more a game than last year, causing their offensive EPA to tilt in favor of the running game by 10 points per game.After serving as Watson’s understudy for his first two years, junior quarterback Kelly Bryant has been a driving force behind this change in playing style. Bryant is notching 25 yards more on the ground per game than Watson did last season. And he already has seven rushing touchdowns — Watson scored nine all of last season.It’s not been all about the offense, though. Defensive holdovers Austin Bryant and Dorian O’Daniel have helped Clemson’s D generate 6.1 more EPA per game in 2017 than it did last year. And unlike the offense, the Tigers’ defense has improved against both the pass and the run, cutting their points allowed per game almost in half to just 9.2.Swinney’s greatest coaching feat may come soon if Clemson continues winning. So few coaches in the game have shown the ability to continue winning amid a drastic change in playing style — Nick Saban and his recent rotating stable of quarterbacks at Alabama come to mind. And, not coincidentally, Saban — whose Alabama teams faced off against Clemson in the past two title games — will likely be waiting for him in the College Football Playoff. Undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the AP poll, the defending champion Clemson Tigers are roughly a third of the way to reaching this season’s college football national title game. It would be their third straight trip. That’s hard to do, so much so that no college football team has made it to three in a row since the Florida State Seminoles did so from 1998 to 2000.On Saturday, Dabo Swinney’s 4-0 Tigers will travel to Virginia Tech for what may be their toughest — and most important — game until the playoff bracket is decided. And they’re already coping with one major change in 2017 from the school’s last two dominating teams: Deshaun Watson now plays for the Houston Texans. But despite the departure of the superlative quarterback, Clemson has managed to survive by transforming the strength of its offense overnight.Heading into 2017, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking Watson’s production would be sorely missed. After all, he averaged 5,218 total yards in his last two seasons at Clemson — 4,351 yards passing and 867 yards running. And as we’ve previously noted, it’s difficult for teams to maintain offensive efficiency the season after losing their starting quarterback. But Clemson hasn’t missed a beat on offense. The Tigers are averaging 37.8 points per game through four games, compared with 39.2 for all of last season, and that includes a 14-6 dogfight with the Auburn Tigers in Week 2. So how has Clemson managed to play so well despite losing their talismanic quarterback? read more

The Ohio State men’s soccer team headed to Dayton this weekend to take part in a two game tournament.The Buckeyes faced off against Marshall on Friday, and Milwaukee on Sunday, losing both contests by a score of 1-0.As has been the story throughout the early part of this season, the Buckeye offense created chances for itself in the form of corner kicks and shots on goal, but were unable to get on the board.The Buckeyes nearly took the lead in the 16th minute against Milwaukee, but sophomore midfielder Mitch Bergman’s goal was called back due to an offsides call.The Ohio State defense, despite sporting a goal differential of minus two, held strong against both Marshall and Milwaukee attacks.Marshall scored in the second minute to get off to a quick start on Friday evening, but the Buckeyes rallied to battle evenly with the Thundering Herd, though ultimately unable to find an equalizer.In goal, redshirt junior goalkeeper Parker Siegfried played well, making multiple impressive saves throughout the weekend to keep his team in the match.The Buckeyes will play once again on Friday when they take on South Florida at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. 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_imgLiverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain revealed he’s returned to running outdoors for the first time since AprilThe English midfielder has been sidelined with a knee injury over the last eight months from Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final clash against AS Roma.The injury cost Oxlade-Chamberlain the chance to compete in the final of the competition and a place in the England squad in this year’s World Cup.But the 25-year-old has now posted a positive update on his recovery at Liverpool’s Melwood training base.“That feeling when you’re finally back out on the grass for the first time in 8 months,” Oxlade-Chamberlain wrote on Instagram along with a picture of himself with his arms raised high (see below).Since joining from Arsenal last year, Oxlade-Chamberlain has managed five goals and eight assists in 42 appearances for Liverpool.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The England international remains a doubt for the rest of this season, despite stating that he hopes to play in “a few” games.Premier League leaders Liverpool will take on Newcastle today at Anfield with kick-off set for 16:00 (CET).Alex Oxlade Chamberlain back out on the grass for the first time in 8 months 😁👏 #LFC pic.twitter.com/zmrW9fOVpL— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) December 24, 2018last_img read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 17, 2016 – The Attorney General’s Chambers advised the PNP Administration during House of Assembly debate earlier this month that it is best not to name, ‘This Land of Ours’, by Rev Dr. Conrad Howell as the National Song in the new legislation.  The country’s legal arm says the Government ought to first secure proper rights to the song before naming it in the Flag and Coat of Arms Ordinance.Wheeland Member, Hon Delroy Williams exposed that at least one community group claims that they own the song which was actually a poem written by the late Rev Dr Conrad Howell.  The Native Men’s Fellowship reportedly has some right to the This Land of Ours.Premier Rufus Ewing said his government is in talks with the family of Howell about the song being adopted officially as the national song, but had to admit those discussions are not yet final.  At this time, the passed legislation does not name This Land of Ours as the National song, the clause was taken out, but the law gives TCIG the right to name any song they choose in that category for national events.last_img read more

first_img Posted: April 23, 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) – All five members of Congress representing the San Diego region attended the Chamber’s Annual Congressional Luncheon at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.These sessions provide an opportunity for San Diegans to connect with what’s going on in Washington D.C..It’s a discussion highlighting the usual topics, the military, immigration, the business economy, the next election, and some new topics such as the Green New Deal, the Mueller report, and impeachment.Congressmen Scott Peters said it’s inevitable we talk about this because the Mueller report lists 10 instances uncovering what looks like obstruction of justice by the President. Juan Vargas is not pushing for impeachment but will vote for it if it comes up. Susan Davis says the Mueller report is a road map for impeachment.Impeachment will not happen for two reasons. One, the Democrat leadership says we can’t go there, and two if the House were to prove articles of impeachment, the Senate would not. Steve Bosh April 23, 2019 Steve Bosh, San Diego Chamber of Commerce Congressional Luncheon Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img Sleek new MIT solar car heads to the races E-Quickie New wireless charging technologies are appearing regularly these days, such as a wireless charging mat for charging electric cars while they are parked (see the PhysOrg article), but the new car takes its energy wirelessly from the road.Mechanical engineering and mechatronics students from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA) built the experimental car to test the practicality of the wireless technology. The car is propelled by an electrical hub drive, with energy drawn from conducting tracks on the ground via electrical induction. The receivers are fitted to the underside of the car, and there are small onboard batteries, which serve as a buffer for times when the car leaves the electrical conductor tracks.The conducting track was supplied by the company SEW-Eurodrive, based in Bruchsal. The components of the car were designed and built by the 14 students using carbon fiber for the vehicle body and high-tech materials for the chassis and braking and steering systems. The design was fully tested and optimized by computer in a “virtual wind channel” before the car was actually built. More information: Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences: www.hs-karlsruhe.de/servlet/PB … html?pbanker=car#car Explore further E-Quickie 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 © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Students in Germany have built the “E-Quickie,” a three-wheeled electric car that draws energy wirelessly from electric conducting paths on the ground. The car resembles a reclining bicycle with the driver inside a capsule. It weighs only 60 kg, but the team hopes to reduce the weight to 40 kg in future. Head of the project, Professor Jürgen Walter, of the Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics faculty at the university, said the team were aiming for a driver:vehicle weight ratio of 2:1, while for most vehicles the ratio is between 1:10 and 1:15.The lightweight design means the car can reach 50 km/h, even with its 2 kW motor. The car has successfully completed 40 laps on a 222-meter-long conductor track at the university, and the team plans to continue using the track to optimize the E-Quickie. They are also planning test drives from the university to the nearby castle and another university campus in the town.Professor Walter said the principle used by the car is not really new, but it could be used much more widely than it is at present. Industry could operate internal transport vehicles in this way for example, he said, but the students also wanted to demonstrate that wireless transfer of energy is also suitable for mass transit applications. Citation: Demonstration electric car draws energy from the road (2010, September 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-09-electric-car-energy-road.html E-Quickielast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Annapurna Devi, renowned Sitar and Surbahar player and daughter of Ustad Allauddin Khan, died at Mumbai early on Saturday morning. She was 91-years-old.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “Saddened at the passing away of Annapurna Devi. My condolences to her family and admirers.”Born in 1927 as Roshanara Khanshe, she was named Annapurna by Maharaja Brijnath Singh of the former Maihar Estate. She was married to Pandit Ravi Shankar in 1941 and they got divorced in 1961. Annapurna married Rooshikumar Pandya in 1982 when she was 55-years-old and he was 42. Pandya died of a massive cardiac arrest in 2013 at the age of 73.Annapurna Devi had performed with Pandit Ravi Shankar in Kolkata. She stopped public performance and began to give training to her students that included Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Pandit Nityanand Haldipur, Pandit BasantKabra and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) may use drones to locate mosquito breeding grounds at the vacant land owned by the Railways near the Bailey Bridge in ward 81.A team of KMC led by Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh went to ward 81 on Thursday to conduct the anti-dengue drive. The team found that the land belonging to the Railways has not been maintained properly and it is covered in shrubs and bushes. The team then visited Sahapur colony, where 14 people had been afflicted with dengue in 2018. The team examined the surroundings and told the residents about the dos and the don’ts. KMC has been carrying out anti-dengue drives throughout the city, with a view to eradicate the disease. Most of the drives are led by Ghosh. The civic authorities had launched a massive anti-dengue campaign on February 2, when 144 rallies were taken out in the city to create awareness against the disease. The main rally was taken out from the KMC headquarters on SN Banerjee Road, which was led by Mayor Firhad Hakim. It has been decided that the civic authorities will carry out drives against dengue in three phases. The first phase, which started in February, will continue till June. The second phase will start from July and continue till October, while the third phase will be the follow-up phase that will be carried out in November and December. The civic authorities have also opened 16 dengue detection laboratories. The KMC teams are visiting individual houses, housing complexes and institutional buildings and are examining the underground reservoirs and overhead tanks. They are also checking whether garbage has been cleaned properly or not.last_img read more

first_imgMicrosoft announced a new game streaming project for Xbox yesterday, namely, Project xCloud. Microsoft is not the only one who has rolled out their game streaming service, Google announced a new experimental game streaming service, namely, Project Stream, last week, that lets the users play Assassin’s Creed in Chrome among other things. Project xCloud is a game streaming technology that enables existing Xbox users to play on any device that they want to without being limited to a particular device. This means gamers can choose either console or PC depending on their preference. Mobile-only players can also access the worlds, characters and immersive stories that they haven’t been able to experience before on a mobile. Project xCloud provides gamers with plenty of options and does so without altering the performance and experience of the game. “Our goal with Project xCloud is to deliver a quality experience for all gamers on all devices that’s consistent with the speed and high-fidelity gamers experience and expect on their PCs and consoles”, mentions Kareem Choudhry, Corporate VP, Gaming Cloud, Microsoft on the announcement page.” Microsoft Microsoft admits that Cloud game-streaming is a “multi-faceted, complex challenge”. In order to provide high-quality experience across different devices, it is crucial to watch out for obstacles, such as low-latency video streamed remotely, and support for a large, multi-user network. “With our nearly 40 years of gaming experience starting with PC, as well as our deep experience of being a platform company, we are equipped to address the complex challenge of cloud game-streaming”, mentions Choudhary. Microsoft had been working on Project xCloud over the past few years and aims to bring the public trials of this project in 2019. Moreover, Microsoft wants to make it easy for developers to bring their content to Project xCloud and deliver an amazing experience to the existing Xbox players. Developers will be able to deploy and dramatically scale to hundreds of millions of users across all devices on Project xCloud with no additional work. Microsoft has data centers in 54 Azure regions and services available in 140 countries, meaning that Azure has the scale to offer great gaming experience for players worldwide, regardless of their location. “We’ve enabled compatibility with existing and future Xbox games by building out custom hardware for our datacenters that leverages our years of console and platform experience. We’ve architected a new customizable blade that can host the component parts of multiple Xbox One consoles, as well as the associated infrastructure supporting it. We will scale those custom blades in datacenters across Azure regions over time”, writes Choudhry. Project xCloud was tested yesterday by Microsoft. The test was carried out on different devices (mobile phones, tablets) paired with an Xbox Wireless Controller through Bluetooth. As of now, the test experience is running at 10 megabits per second. Microsoft is also developing a new, game-specific touch input overlay that offers a maximum response in a minimal footprint to players wanting to play without a controller. Additionally, Project xCloud makes game streaming possible on 4G networks. “We are looking forward to learning with you during our public trials next year and sharing more details as we continue on this journey to the future of gaming with you at the center”, says Choudhary. For more information, check out the official Microsoft blog. Read Next Microsoft open sources Infer.NET, it’s popular model-based machine learning framework Microsoft announces new Surface devices to enhance user productivity, with style and elegance Microsoft’s new neural text-to-speech service lets machines speak like peoplelast_img read more

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Airplane engine parts are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: Airplane engine parts are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo Ethiopian Airlines pilots followed proper procedures when their Boeing MAX 8 airplane repeatedly nosedived before a March 10 crash that killed 157 people, Ethiopia’s minister of transport said on Thursday as she delivered the first official report on the disaster.“The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft,”  Dagmawit Moges told a news conference in the capital, Addis Ababa.In line with international rules on air accidents, the preliminary report did not attribute blame. Nor did it give a detailed analysis of the flight, which is expected to take several months before a final report due within a year.But in a clear indication of where Ethiopian investigators  are focusing most of their attention, the report cleared the pilots of using incorrect procedures and issued two recommendations directed at planemaker Boeing and regulators.It suggested that Boeing review the aircraft control system and aviation authorities confirm the problem had been solved before allowing that model of plane back into the air. It was grounded globally following the crash, which was the second deadly accident in six months involving the new model after a Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October that killed 189 people.“Since repetitive uncommanded aircraft nose down conditions are noticed … it is recommend that the aircraft control system shall be reviewed by the manufacturer,” Moges said.Ethiopian Airlines said its crew had followed all the correct guidance to handle a difficult emergency.However, the report could spark a debate with Boeing about how crew responded to problems triggered by faulty data from an airflow sensor, particularly over whether they steadied the plane before turning key software off.Boeing said it would study the report.Families of the victims, regulators and travellers around the world are waiting for clues to the accident after the new Boeing jet crashed six minutes after take-off.The preliminary report into the Lion Air disaster said the pilots lost control after grappling with the plane’s Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) software, a new automated anti-stall feature that repeatedly lowered the nose of the aircraft based on faulty data from a sensor.Boeing said on Wednesday it had successfully tested an update of the MCAS software designed to reduce its authority and make it easer for pilots to handle.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

The abrupt reversal came days after officials announced a proposal to allow drilling in virtually all coastal waters The abrupt reversal came days after officials announced a proposal to allow drilling in virtually all coastal waters, drawing immediate criticism from environmentalists.Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida was among the early critics of the plan that is part of President Donald Trump’s “energy dominance” focus, saying oil drilling threatened Florida’s natural resources, an issue that has long had bipartisan support. Interior secretary Ryan Zinke announced the move on Twitter, saying: “I support the governor’s position that Florida is unique and its coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver.”As a result… I am removing Florida from consideration from any new oil and gas platforms.”The program “proposes the largest number of lease sales in US history,” and opens 98 percent of recoverable oil and gas reserves in federally-controlled waters to development, according to the Interior Department.While offshore drilling is defended as a vital source of jobs and economic development in a few states like Texas and Louisiana, many other parts of the country have vigorously fought drilling due to environmental hazards and the importance of tourism to their local economies.Republican governors including Maryland’s Larry Hogan and South Carolina’s Henry McMaster have balked at offshore drilling, while the practice is anathema in Democratic-leaning California and northeastern states.California’s attorney general Xavier Becerra immediately demanded a similar exemption for his state. “California is also ‘unique’ & our ‘coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver.'” he tweeted. “Our ‘local and state voice’ is firmly opposed to any and all offshore drilling. If that’s your standard, we, too, should be removed from your list. Immediately.” Citation: US declares Florida exempt from offshore drilling plan (2018, January 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-declares-florida-exempt-offshore-drilling.html © 2018 AFP California is well-equipped to block new drilling Explore further The Trump administration on Tuesday said it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida after pressure from the state’s Republican governor. 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. read more