Man City expect deadline day battle for Jorginho

first_imgTransfers Man City expect Jorginho transfer chase to run until deadline day Chris Burton 16:38 6/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Jorginho Italy 2018 Getty Images Transfers Manchester City Napoli Serie A Premier League Alberto Galassi believes the battle to land the Napoli midfielder will continue throughout the summer, with one offer having already been knocked back Manchester City have already seen a €50 million (£44m/$59m) bid for Jorginho rejected and expect the battle to land the Napoli midfielder to run until deadline day.The Premier League leaders had been hoping to get an early deal in place for the Italy international, with Goal having revealed how Pep Guardiola has made the 26-year-old a top target .City are, however, facing resistance in their efforts to get a big-money transfer pushed through, with an initial approach having been rebuffed. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Alberto Galassi, a board member at the Etihad Stadium, concedes that a protracted pursuit could now drag on through the summer as there is no obvious end in sight.He told Sky Sport Italia of the scramble to secure Jorginho’s signature: “He is one of the players we like, we never disguised that. However, [Napoli president Aurelio] De Laurentiis knows the value of his players and is very good at negotiations.“We are a fair club, we do not go against the wishes of other clubs or try to approach players without first agreeing terms with their club.“One thing is for sure, if there is a deal, it’ll be at suitable terms for both clubs.“I personally believe if this is done, it’ll be a few hours before the transfer deadline, which in a World Cup year is always going to be unusual.”De Laurentiis revealed recently that he had snubbed an offer from City for Jorginho worth €45m up front and €5 in bonuses.While he is prepared to shun offers for now and push up the asking price for a prized asset, the midfielder’s agent has admitted that a move to England would be difficult for his client to turn down .Joao Santos told Tuttomercatoweb : “If Napoli find an agreement with City, we will assess everything.”Obviously, Manchester City would be very welcome, an opportunity not to be turned down. The coach is one of the best in Europe.”last_img read more

9 months agoChelsea striker Batshuayi in Monaco today for medical

first_imgChelsea striker Batshuayi in Monaco today for medicalby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is in Monaco today.The Belgium international is due to undergo an AS Monaco medical after terms were settled between the two clubs.French media sources say Batshuayi will do his medical tests today ahead of signing for Monaco on Monday. The loan deal will run to the end of the season and does not include a permanent option.Batshuayi is available after his loan with Valencia was cut short.It has been VCF who have driven the deal with Monaco, with Chelsea having minimal input. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Protect Our Children – PM

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, is again imploring Jamaicans to look out for the nation’s children and protect them.She made the call while addressing the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Services to Education ceremony, held on June 9 at Jamaica House. The Prime Minister’s plea came as the country grappled with recent acts of violence against children.She made a special appeal for responsible males in the society to be good role models for children.She noted that many boys and girls are being raised without the positive support and guidance of a father or any other adult male relatives in their lives.“I want to beseech all the responsible men folk in the society, you may not be a teacher in the classroom, but …the young children in your community are looking at you, whether you like it or not,” she stated.“These children are looking for security, they want to learn how to behave towards the opposite sex; some of them have low self-esteem. You may not have signed on to be a role model but you are. Take an interest in the young people around you; who knows what difference you can make in the life of an eight-year old child. One single word could end up changing the world,” she said further.The Prime Minister also asked the teachers to help educate the parents to instill good discipline and other positive values at home.“That way, they will help to make the classroom safer (and) create an improved learning environment,” she pointed out.She said the Government has built certain platforms to help improve the quality of parenting and leadership within the education system and cited the passage of the Parenting Bill in Parliament last year as an example.She noted that the Bill will help to empower parents by integrating them fully within the education reform process.She also highlighted the more than 160 parenting places that will be established to facilitate interactions between parents and teachers in various communities and schools.The Prime Minister thanked and congratulated the 40 teachers, who were awarded medals of appreciation, and recognised the “countless others whose service we sometimes take for granted.”In congratulating the awardees, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President, Clayton Hall, encouraged them to continue being role models to young teachers, so that they will be inspired to do their best for every child in the classroom.“The Jamaica Teachers Association is very proud of you who have been honoured today, because you represent the best qualities in those of us who serve this noble profession,” he stated.Instituted in 2005, the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Education is given to a teacher, who has served for a minimum of 15 years; displayed exceptional service in the teaching profession; and has shown evidence of community involvement, innovation and creativity in service.Contact: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more

NYK Lines Profit Rises in Third Quarter

first_imgzoom Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) ended the first nine months of fiscal year 2017 with a net profit of JPY 16.8 billion, compared to a net loss of JPY 226.1 billion posted in the same period last year.For the period from April 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 consolidated revenues amounted to JPY 1.63 trillion, rising by 15.3 percent from JPY 1.41 trillion reported a year earlier. NYK Line posted an operating profit of JPY 24.8 billion for the nine months, compared with operating loss of JPY 15.5 billion.Conditions in the maritime shipping market were positive overall during the nine-month period of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.In the container shipping market, an upswing in spot freight rates stalled somewhat as the total supply of tonnage remained at similarly high levels as the previous year. While shipping traffic was brisk along transpacific and European routes, the upswing in spot freight rates largely came to a standstill due to the impact of growing shipping capacity, caused by the production of new ultra-large container ships.In the dry bulk shipping market, although excess tonnage still exists, market conditions improved compared with the same period of the previous fiscal year owing to steady shipping traffic and the increased imports of iron ore to China.For the year ending March 31, 2018, NYK Line said that it expects its net profit to be at JPY 11 billion, while the revenues are forecast to rise by 12.9 percent to JPY 2.17 trillion.The company also revised its dividend forecast for fiscal year 2017 after determining that the company has sufficient prospects for regaining profitability. Although the payment of a fiscal year-end dividend had not been decided thus far, the company now plans to pay a year-end dividend of JPY 20 per share.In a separate release, NYK Line that it adopted a resolution on the changes to its representative director, effective as of March 31, 2018. Naoya Tazawa would take up the position of Director, moving from its present position of Representative Director and Executive Vice-President Corporate Officer, due to the changes of the new positions and responsibilities scheduled as of April 1, 2018.last_img read more

Cousteau calls on all countries to do more to save and restore

first_imgOTTAWA — Even the family that pioneered efforts to protect the worlds’ oceans once believed you could throw garbage overboard without consequence.Jean-Michel Cousteau, environmental filmmaker and son of famed marine conservationist Jacques Cousteau, says when he was a small child and his father first took him scuba diving, they too believed the “ocean was a bottomless receptacle for whatever waste we didn’t want on land.”In a new 3D documentary, Wonders of the Sea, being released in Canada on Feb. 1, Jean-Michel Cousteau is hoping to show the rest of the world why that thinking is so wrong.The documentary comes as many countries, including Canada, are struggling to cut down on the garbage that is destroying the oceans, particularly single-use plastics like soda bottles, grocery bags and food packaging, and abandoned fishing nets and lines. Last year Canada tried to get the G7 nations to sign an anti-plastics charter aiming that by 2030 all plastics will be recycled, reused or burned for energy. Only five joined, with Japan and the United States opting out.Cousteau said plastics are an issue but so are chemicals, including pharmaceuticals that end up in the water. He also pointed to greenhouse gases, which the ocean absorbs, warming the water and acidifying it. In the process coral reefs, and the marine creatures that depend on them, are dying.In an interview with The Canadian Press, Cousteau said there are commendable efforts by world governments, including Canada, to tackle some of the problems, but much more has to happen.“We’re doing but we’re not doing enough,” he said. “We need to do a lot more. Everyone has to understand.”He said it’s not about criticizing people for their actions, but rather educating them about their impact, much as he had to be educated himself.“When I was a kid I was doing it too,” he said. “I had no knowledge, I had no education. I would throw things in the ocean just like everyone else would.”His eye-opening came when his own childhood playground, the harbour in Sanary Sur Mer in southern France, became dirtier, and the octopus and fish he loved to swim with started disappearing.“I was devastated to see where I grew up was being destroyed,” he said.The oceans, said Cousteau, are the difference between human survival and extinction. Phytoplankton, one-celled organisms that live on the oceans’ surface, produce half the earth’s supply of oxygen. It means, Cousteau notes in the film, “that every other breath you take is a gift from the ocean.”Likewise the oceans are part of the water cycle providing the other critical element to human survival.“We depend on the ocean, we depend on what’s in the ocean for the quality of life of every species whether it’s on land or in the ocean — and that is water,” said Cousteau. “No water, no life.”Cousteau said Canada’s ocean protection policies are notable, including its attempts to save the Southern Resident Killer Whales. Those whales, two of which are named after Cousteau’s famous father and his research vessel, Calypso, are dying out. No new calf has survived in the last three years.A new calf spotted in early January has a 50 per cent chance of surviving.The Liberal government in Canada has been criticized by many marine conservationists for pushing on with the new Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite its potential impact on the whales. A Federal Court of Appeal decision last year tore up the government’s approval for the expansion partly because it didn’t consider the impact on the whales when giving the project the green light. Canada is now trying to redo the consultation process to prove it is taking steps to protect the whales.Cousteau did not wade into that debate directly, but he says oil is a problem for marine life, as are the thousands of boats that traverse their habitat every day.“I don’t want the oil industry to go out of business,” he said. “I want them to invest all their giant profits that they make into new sources of energy.”Mia Rabson, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Royals Attend Responsible Business Awards

first_imgThe Prince of Wales, President of Business in the Community was joined by his sons The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry earlier this week as he attended the annual responsible business awards.The Prince of Wales with The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry at the annual BITC Responsible Business AwardsCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orgAs they arrived at the Royal Albert Hall for the evening event, they were greeted by hosts comedian David Walliams and F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham.Some 1,400 guests gathered for the event which featured performances by the Military Wives Choir and poet George Mpanga.The Prince of Wales, who is President of the Business in the Community (BITC) charity, gave a keynote speech and urged business leaders to create more training and job opportunities for former military personnel. “And that is in the opportunities available to our troops when they return home and seek employment outside the armed forces. Loyalty, integrity, teamwork and the ability to work calmly and with discipline and good humour under intense pressure are qualities that any business must surely value highly.
”However the transition is by no means easy, and we should not pretend it is, even for the able-bodied. For those who have been wounded, of course, the difficulties are greater still.”

The Prince, who has served with the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, added: “One of the biggest differences the corporate sector can make, is the development of the skills needed to fill the skills gaps and create the employment and economic independence that enable individuals to contribute fully to the community in which they live.“Employers must look for new ways to unlock talent – the extra steps they must take to find it and, most importantly, what they must do to ensure that their own practices do not disadvantage talented individuals because of the circumstances in which they find themselves.”His Royal Highness, who visited the flood-hit Somerset Levels earlier in the day, said more had to be done to create a “genuinely sustainable economy”.

”The prosperity of business and society and the whole of the natural environment on which we depend for our ultimate survival are intimately tied together. One cannot succeed without the other,” he said. “For the three of them to flourish we must create a more circular and genuinely sustainable economy.

“The recent flooding events across Great Britain demonstrate how vulnerable our economies and communities can be.

“I have seen the effects of this first hand, after floods in places like Braunton, Yalding and the Somerset Levels, which I revised only today, to see how people are recovering from the after effects.”During his speech, The Prince revealed that Marks and Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland would be the new Prince’s National Ambassador for Responsible Business. He will work with regional ambassadors to encourage responsible business practices across the UK.The awards, which celebrate companies that show innovation, creativity and a sustained commitment to corporate responsibility, are presented across 13 categories including the Responsible Business of the Year 2014.A Clarence House spokeswoman said: “For more than 30 years, The Prince of Wales has believed that being a responsible business goes far beyond the financial bottom line.“Through his charity, Business in the Community (BITC), established in 1982, His Royal Highness seeks to help businesses recognise their wider role in society and how they can help to tackle some of our most pressing social and environmental issues.” He said: “I want to look at a situation, which is just as big a concern to my sons as it is to me, where fortune very often does not favour the brave.last_img read more

CCOVI lectures continue this Wednesday

The 2012 CCOVI Lecture Series continues this week with a free talk on the topic of sour rot.Wendy McFadden-Smith, CCOVI Professional Affiliate and Integrated Pest Management Specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), will discuss “What we’ve learned about sour rot: An update on research”.This lecture takes place Wednesday, March 14 at 3 p.m. in IH313. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.The lecture will also be available via live webcast.

Canada supports EU plan to help WTO deal with Trump disruption

OTTAWA — Canada’s trade minister is endorsing a European Union plan to prevent the Trump administration from paralyzing the World Trade Organization’s dispute-settlement body later this year.Jim Carr tells The Canadian Press that the EU’s plan to set up a proxy version of the WTO’s Appellate Body has merit and deserves further examination.The United States is blocking appointments to fill vacancies at the Appellate Body, which acts as an appeal court of sorts for the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body. WTO says tariff war will hammer global trade growth this year Gears of WTO about to come to a halt amid U.S. refusal to appoint new judges, Canada warns EU proposes new WTO reform to safeguard dispute settlement system under threat by U.S. President Donald Trump, along with other members of his administration, has disparaged the Geneva-based WTO as a disaster for the U.S. — part of his broader wrecking-ball approach toward the international trading order.If no approvals for new vacancies are forthcoming by December, the body could effectively shut down.Canada has convened about a dozen like-minded countries — minus the U.S. and China — to try to reform the WTO, and Carr says the EU’s proposal to keep the Appellate Body functioning has been discussed there. read more

General Assembly adopts peacekeeping resolutions as it acts on 34 texts

Among the resolutions adopted yesterday afternoon were texts on peacekeeping missions in the Middle East, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Kosovo and East Timor. Others included drafts on the programme budget for the biennium 2000-2001, human resources management and on the scale of assessments for the apportionment of United Nations expenses.The Assembly acted without a vote on all the resolutions except a text on the financing of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). By a recorded vote of 70 in favour, 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States) and 42 abstentions, it decided to retain paragraphs stating that Israel should pay the costs relating to a 1996 incident at UNIFIL’s Qana headquarters in Lebanon. The Assembly then adopted the resolution as a whole by another vote of 115 in favour, 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States) with no abstentions.Also adopted without a vote were two decisions, the first relating to the Secretary-General’s report on the Office of Internal Oversight Services, and the other deferring action on certain documents until the Assembly’s fifty-sixth session. read more

B2Gold Q4 net profit sliced almost in half gold sales improve to

VANCOUVER – B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO) saw its net income cut almost in half in the fourth quarter amid higher taxes and other costs that more than offset improved revenue from gold sales.The Vancouver-based miner with operations in Nicaragua and interests in other Latin American countries, as well as the Philippines and Africa, said Thursday that it had US10.9 million or three cents per share of net profits in the quarter.That compared with US$20.8 million or six cents in the fourth quarter of 2011.Its adjusted net income was $17.6 million or five cents per share in the three months ended Dec. 31, down from $23.3 million or seven cents per share a year earlier.The adjusted net income excludes deferred income taxes, stock-based compensation, the write off of a property option and exploration costs, acquisition costs and foreign exchange gains or losses.B2Gold’s quarterly revenue from gold sales improved to US$70.7 million from US$66.9 million but its cash flow from operating activities declined to $31.1 million or eight cents per share from $35.4 million or 10 cents per share due to a higher tax rate in Nicaragua.In addition to higher taxes, B2Gold reported higher total costs for sales along with increased stock-based compensation payments and additional acquisition and writeoff expenses in the quarter.For the full year, the company reported net income of US$51.9 million or 13 cents per diluted share on gold revenue of US$$259.1 million, compared with net income of US$56.3 million or 16 cents on revenue US$225.4 million. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 28, 2013 9:57 am MDT B2Gold Q4 net profit sliced almost in half; gold sales improve to US$70.7M AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Nightmare continues for Ohio State volleyball

Sophomore middle blocker Andrea Kacsits (4) defends a shot during a match against Nebraska Oct. 25 at St. John Arena. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Brandon Klein / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team, which has now dropped six straight matches, hit the half way point of the conference season with a 2-8 record.“We are not the team we were in this nightmare of a first half,” sophomore middle blocker Andrea Kacsits said. “We’ll be better in the second half (of the season) for sure.”The No. 24 Buckeyes, who have not won since Oct. 5 at Indiana, dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 13 Nebraska Friday at St. John Arena.“We need to remember what it feels like to win, and love that feeling enough to want to do it every time,” Kacsits said of the team’s recent struggles.The Buckeyes looked strong early Friday, taking the first set 25-22, but were unable to build on that form the rest of the way.Nebraska jumped out to a 12-4 lead over OSU in the second set, eventually winning it 25-12. The third ended 25-17 in favor of the Cornhuskers, and a late rally was not enough for OSU as they fell 25-19 in the final set.The final period was close until the end, as the Buckeyes only trailed one point, 20-19, but five straight Nebraska points closed out the match.Coach Geoff Carlston said his team can take positives from the match, but they still have work to do in the second half of Big Ten play.“I thought some individuals played really well (against Nebraska),” Carlston said. “I think (we had) … the effort that we need to get better.”Carlston has been working with multiple lineups during the losing streak, going with a two setter look against Nebraska as freshman Maggie Heim and junior Taylor Sherwin both saw significant playing time.“It’s an option, something that I like components of,” Carlston said about the different look.Heim finished with three kills and 14 assists while Sherwin tallied 24 assists.Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary led the Buckeyes with 12 kills, while Kacsits added eight of 14 attempts for an attack percentage of .500.Senior outside hitter Kelsey Robinson led the match with 19 kills for Nebraska, while freshman outside hitter Kadie Rolfzen had 16 and sophomore middle blocker Meghan Haggerty added 10.After the loss, the Buckeyes have a week to rest, with their next match scheduled for Friday against No. 10 Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich.Leary said the second half of the season gives the Buckeyes a chance to see teams again and learn from their mistakes.“The good thing about the Big Ten is you play everyone twice,” she said. “Now everyone knows the teams better, they know us better, we know them better.”Carlston said the time off will help his team’s rhythm and give them a chance to get back on the same page.“We’re going to take these days off, regroup, and really focus on the second half of the season,” he said.After their match at Michigan State, the Buckeyes are scheduled to head to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a date with the No. 17 Michigan Wolverines. Correction: Oct. 29, 2013Andrea Kacsits’ name was initially spelled wrong in this article. It was been changed to reflect the correct spelling. read more

New RD branch for Norilsk

first_imgMMC Norilsk Nickel has consolidated its in-house research and development (R&D) assets into a separate business that will have the status of an independent R&D branch. A new entity will be formed on the base of the Gipronickel Research and Project Development Institute in St. Petersburg, with two branches in the cities of Norilsk and Monchegorsk.The branch will consolidate under its roof all existing R&D divisions of MMC Norilsk Nickel: Norilsk Project Institute; Mining and Metallurgical Research Centre in Norilsk; Project Development and Research Centre of Kola MMC; and two science and technology libraries in Norilsk and Monchegorsk.The major goal of this reorganization is to increase the efficiency of the in-house scientific research and technology development thus promoting the company’s leadership in the global mining and metal production industry. The reorganization will improve asset management and reduce costs in R&D, also opening ways to conducting research on a contract basis.According to Elena Kovaleva, Director for Long-term Development at MMC Norilsk Nickel, the separation of R&D facilities into one independent branch will reinforce in-house science and technology progress on its way to leading positions not only in Russia but on an international level as well.“Consolidating our R&D activities under one potent entity we are actually creating our own Silicon Valley in the sector of mining and metallurgical sciences. The merged intellectual capitals of Norilsk, Monchegorsk and St. Petersburg will enable the company to bring into life the most advanced ideas and innovations”, says Kovaleva.“In addition to other obvious advantages, the optimization of costs and cash flow management that may be achieved through such reorganization will make Gipronickel’s economic performance more transparent, competitive, and therefore more effective and more flexible in terms of contract execution with third parties”, pointed out Aleksei Teksler, Deputy Director of the Polar Branch and Head of Diversified Support Department.The decision on the reorganization of R&D activities and consolidation of all R&D divisions was made in August 2006. This transformation is a part of MMC Norilsk Nickel’s programme of management improvement and general corporate restructuring.last_img read more

Yokohama offers five OTR tyres with dual loader and transport designation

first_imgContinuing to help off-the-road (OTR) tyre dealers and end-users with innovative ways to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) will now offer five new OTR tyres with dual TRA code designations to handle both loader and transport applications. The tyres with the dual markings are the RB31™, RT31™/RT31+™, RL31™, RT41™ and RL45™. All will feature an E/L designation within the size on the sidewall.“Dual service markings make a lot of sense because they allow the flexibility for one product to serve two separate service applications,” said Bruce Besancon, Yokohama Tire Senior Director of OTR sales.” That helps dealers consolidate inventory cost and space, and provides end users flexibility in multi-service, multi-equipment applications.RB31: Features a tread pattern design with a non-directional block pattern that provides both abrasion resistance and excellent traction on soft, sandy surfaces. It’s the only tire in its category with four steel belts for optimum puncture resistance. The durable radial tyre is made for articulated dump trucks, scrapers and front-end loaders. Available in sizes 20.5R25 E/L3, 23.5R25 E/L3, 26.5R25 E/L3 and 29.5R25 E/L3.RT31/RT31+: An exceptionally tough radial tyre for articulated dump trucks, dozers and front-end loaders. It’s super puncture-resistant thanks to four steel belts, plus an advanced tread design provides incredible traction, making it ideal for any variety of soft and muddy terrain. Comes in sizes 20.5R25 E/L3, 23.5R25 E/L3 and 26.5R25 E/L3.RL31: Runs in size 20.5R25 E/L3 and is specially designed for wheel loaders, dozers and articulated dump trucks to thrive in the most difficult mining and rocky surfaces. The radial’s rock flush pattern and shoulder protector provides excellent cut resistance for the tread and sidewall, and the four steel belts provide even more puncture resistance.RT41: Incredibly strong radial tyre for articulated dump trucks, scrapers and front-end loaders. Provides both abrasion resistance and excellent traction on soft, rocky and gravel surfaces, thanks to a tread pattern design with non-directional block pattern. It features four steel belts for puncture resistance, a two-ply nylon chafer for longer casing life and sturdy sidewall construction for long lasting tire life. Sizes: 23.5R25 E/L4, 26.5R25 E/L4 and 29.5R25 E/L4.RL45: An extremely tough radial for the most demanding applications, it’s made for articulated dump trucks, scrapers and front-end loaders. The advanced tread composition provides improved wear, low-heat generation and cut-resistance, while the zigzag-shaped groove provides better traction on rock and gravel surfaces. Available in 26.5R25 E/L4 and 29.5R25 E/L4.last_img read more

Final victim in Ohio kidnap case leaves hospital in good spirits

first_imgMICHELLE KNIGHT, ONE of three US women kidnapped, raped and held captive for a decade before being rescued this week, was released from an Ohio hospital today, a hospital spokeswoman said.The spokeswoman confirmed to AFP that Knight had left the hospital in Cleveland, without giving further details.The 32-year-old “is in good spirits and would like the community to know that she is extremely grateful for the outpouring of flowers and gifts,” the hospital said in a separate statement posted to its Twitter and Facebook pages. Knight was freed by police last Monday, after her fellow victim, 27-year-old Amanda Berry, managed to call out to a neighbor, who kicked in the door of the suspect’s home, allowing her and the six-year-old daughter she bore while held hostage to escape.Ariel Castro, a 52-year-old unemployed bus driver, is accused of snatching Berry, Knight and 23-year-old Gina DeJesus in separate incidents around a decade ago and holding them captive in his home.Berry’s six-year-old-daughter by Castro, born while she was held hostage, was also kept locked in the house.Knight, who has reportedly accused Castro of impregnating her multiple times and then beating and starving her to force miscarriages, was the last of the women to be released from hospital.- © AFP, 2013Read: Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case > She is especially thankful for the Cleveland Courage Fund. She asks that everyone please continue to respect her privacy at this time.last_img read more

Google in talks to buy Groupon for 6 billion

first_imgHow you would like to wake up one morning and realize that your company is worth several billion dollars? Well, if you happen to be Andrew Mason the founder of the daily deal website Groupon, then you know exactly how that feels.News circulating around the Internet is that Google knows a good thing when they see it and has been in talks this week to acquire Groupon for an estimated $6 billion. The deal, which could be penned sometime this week, is an estimated $2-3 billion more than what was offered by Yahoo! earlier in November.AdChoices广告While the deal could still fall apart, if Google acquires the 2 year old company that specializes in offering local deals advertising, it is expecting to cash in on the rise of Internet local advertising. And having a super Internet start up company like Groupon under Google’s wing means Google’s advertising reach grows even larger. Is this a good or bad thing? Federal regulators will have to decide that if Groupon agrees to the deal.Read more at Reuters, via Techlandlast_img read more

Thanks to Science and Your Imagination Everything Can Be a Touch Screen

first_imgTouch screens are a big driver of modern life. They allow us to work and play with computers in totally new ways and have been so useful that there’s scarcely a phone or even laptop made these days without one. And their utility is obvious. Simple drag and drop is far faster than command line and more convenient on a mobile than plugging in a mouse. That’s not to mention how intuitive and responsive they can be.Not content with reinventing the human-computer interface, though, a group of scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have invented a special spray that can turn almost any surface into a capacitive touch sensor. It’s essentially the same technology that allows you sling grumpy birds at pigs or swipe for dogs.Both the spray and your phone blanket themselves in an electrical field. This field is tiny, but it extends a few millimeters out from the device. Every time your finger or something similar runs along the surface, it absorbs a tiny bit of that field, and changes how the computer “sees” that are of itself.Carnegie Mellon’s spray, dubbed Electrick, uses an array of electrodes spread across the object to create a sort of invisible grid. By detecting how the field changes with these different points, a computer that’s wired into the system can figure out where and you’re touching the object. The system isn’t nearly as accurate as say, an iPhone, but then again you can’t an iPhone out of a can and onto well… anything, really.Electrick, on the other hand, works on everything from Jell-O to dry wall. I can already tell home automation nuts are going to have a FIELD DAY with stuff. Expect some really cool set-ups in a few months. Like, I’m envisioning a platform that turns on your TV and starts brewing tea the second you set your keys down. Anyone else with me?last_img read more

WWE provides live look at NXT talents finding out WWE Draft status

first_img WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguez Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Videos Articles WhatsApp Twitter Xavier Woods Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 61.27%0:05Remaining Time -0:22 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WWE SummerSlam 2020 Coming To TD Garden In Bostoncenter_img and still no Bayley? what the heck?!!! Alexa Bliss Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Nia Jax Hopes Her Body Positivity Will Inspire Others Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Nia Jax and Dean Ambrose Match Reportedly Cancelled Pinterest Sasha Banks WWE has posted a series of videos of NXT talent finding out what show they would be drafted to on Tuesday night as they watched the Smackdown Live broadcast from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.The following NXT talents were drafted to the main roster on Tuesday night:* Finn Balor (RAW)* American Alpha (Smackdown)* Nia Jax (RAW)* Alexa Bliss (Smackdown)* Carmella (Smackdown)* Mojo Rawley (Smackdown)You can check out some of the reaction videos below courtesy of WWE. Nia Jax Conquers 19 Others at WWE Evolution 1 COMMENT July 20, 2016 at 9:48 am Aaron David Harwood Google+ Comments are closed.last_img read more

San Diego Chamber of Commerce returns from annual DC trip

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Lauren Phinney, Updated: 9:32 AM October 11, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Chamber’s annual “Mission to Washington D.C.” brought together 140 businesses and community leaders from San Diego and Baja California to discuss and advocate for regional issues.Director of Public Affairs Stefanie Benvenuto and Head of International Business Affairs Paola Avila explained the issues that were discussed on Good Morning San Diego. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img San Diego Chamber of Commerce returns from annual D.C. trip Posted: October 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Lauren Phinney last_img read more

Wilmington High School Sports Schedule Week of January 13 2019

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington High School Varsity Sports Schedule (Week of January 10)In “Sports”Wilmington High School Varsity Sports Schedule (Week of January 3)In “Sports”Wilmington High School Varsity Sports Schedule (Week of January 17)In “Sports” WILMINGTON, MA — Below is the Wilmington High School Sports Schedule for the week of January 13, 2019.Sunday, January 13 Monday, January 14No GamesTuesday, January 15Wednesday, January 16Thursday, January 17No GamesFriday, January 18Saturday, January 19(NOTE: The above information is from Big Teams.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email read more

Alaska News Nightly February 11 2015

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 AudioSenate Takes Up Controversial Greenhouse Gas Reduction PlanLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCIn the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, the Environment and Public Works Committee took up a controversial plan by President Obama to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA program would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide from power plants by 2030.  Republicans call it federal overreach, and Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan had more objections than time allowed.Three Weeks, No Flights: Diomede Residents Stranded without Mail, Food DeliveriesMatthew Smith, KNOM – NomeThe only aircraft flying to one of Alaska’s most remote communities has been down for maintenance for nearly three weeks—leaving residents of the Bering Strait community of Little Diomede with empty mailboxes, bare grocery store shelves, and no way on or off the island.Gov. Walker Dropping Pt. Thomson LawsuitAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauGov. Bill Walker has announced that on Friday, he will drop his Point Thomson lawsuit against the state and instead try to address his concerns with the settlement through legislation. It’s exactly what legislative leaders have been calling on him to do. But the way Walker went about it perplexed some of those same lawmakers.Alaska Aerospace Corporation CEO Pitches PrivatizationJay Barrett, KMXT – KodiakThe CEO and board president of the Alaska Aerospace Corporation were before the Senate Finance Committee this morning, making a pitch, not so much for funding, but for the opportunity to move on. CEO Craig Campbell even raised the possibility of taking the state-owned corporation private.Chief Justice Fabe Argues For Judicial Branch FundingAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauWith lawmakers reviewing the state budget for cuts, Chief Justice Dana Fabe made the case for preserving the judicial branch’s funding in her annual speech to the Legislature.Iditarod Restart Moving To FairbanksPhillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaFor the second time in its history, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will begin in Fairbanks, though race officials still plan to hold the ceremonial start in Anchorage.For Musher Lance Mackey, ‘Retirement’ Is A 4-Letter Word Emily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksLance Mackey is currently running in 8th place on the Yukon Quest trail. He is the winningest musher in Yukon Quest history. The four-time champion is a cancer survivor and the lifelong musher knows he can’t run dogs the way he used to.Stampede State Rec Area Advocates Say They’ll Persist, Despite Budget Woes Tim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe Denali Borough Assembly considers a resolution tonight urging the State Legislature to create a Stampede State Recreation Area near Healy. It’s the latest attempt to push the proposal with state legislators.NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest Not So Tiny Scott Burton, KTOO – JuneauNPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series has become anything but tiny since its inception in 2008. And this year, the series began a contest, open to all, where the winner gets to travel to NPR in Washington DC to play a concert at the tiny desk. In this inaugural year, the contest received over 7,000 entries, including 17 from Alaska.last_img read more