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Mauricio Pochettino admits Spurs youngsters now have to be extra special

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has said it is harder for Tottenham’s academy players to break into the first team than when he arrived at the club, as he reflected on his decision to loan out Cameron Carter-Vickers and Marcus Edwards.The manager is also struggling to add to his squad for the second half of the season. One reason is cost, another the quality of his existing players. “It’s difficult but we always dream,” Pochettino said. Tottenham are interested in Bordeaux’s £45m-rated winger Malcom but an attempt to get him in the summer appears more likely. Share on Pinterest Read more Share via Email Tottenham Hotspur Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Mauricio Pochettino Share on LinkedIn newscenter_img Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Topics Share on Facebook Pochettino, who has earned a reputation for giving young players their chance, has loaned Carter-Vickers to Ipswich, having recalled him from Sheffield United, and sent Edwards to Norwich.“We have built a very strong squad and the demands are higher [for the academy players],” said Pochettino. “If you were seven out of 10, you were going to have the possibility to play but now we have said to them they need to be an eight or an eight and a half.” On Edwards Pochettino added: “It is a great opportunity for him at Norwich. He now has the possibility to be a man.” Share on Messenger Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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Ohio State President Michael Drake Asked If AD Gene Smith Is Under Investigation

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's football stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: A general view of Ohio Stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Urban Meyer remains on paid administrative leave as Ohio State continues its investigation into how Meyer handled assault allegations against his former assistant Zach Smith. The investigation began after Brett McMurphy’s report alleging Meyer knew of the allegations following Meyer’s dismissal of the allegations at Big Ten Media Days.Ohio State announced a two-week timeline for the investigation, which started nearly two weeks ago. A decision from the investigative committee is likely to come soon.In a recent interview with WOSU, university president Michael Drake was asked if athletic director Gene Smith is also under investigation. Drake doesn’t appear to be getting briefed by the investigative committee.Here’s his comment. “I don’t know all the questions they’re asking or what they’re going about. I’m waiting until they come forward and then we’ll try to use that information the best way we can,” he said.Ohio State president Michael Drake asked by @WOSU Thursday if AD Gene Smith is also under investigation: “I don’t know all the questions they’re asking or what they’re going about. I’m waiting until they come forward & then we’ll try to use that information the best way we can”— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 17, 2018Drake was also asked about a potential timeline for the investigation. The Ohio State president responded the investigation “will be finished when it is finished.”Ohio State set the initial deadline for Sunday, but that appears to be a working timeline.Stay tuned for more.last_img read more

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Dubai jobs firm dupes Indian family friends

first_imgDubai: Six Indians, including a brother-sister duo, were duped by a bogus recruitment firm in Dubai which took money from them on the pretext of providing jobs, a media report said Monday. Ishrat Fathima, an HR professional from Tamil Nadu, told Khaleej Times that she persuaded her younger brother, a cousin and three of their friends to pay Rs one lakh (around Dh 5300) to be hired by the same HR consultancy company where she worked. “I did not know it was a trap as I worked for the company for a month and they paid me my salary on time. Now my family is furious and they are all demanding money from me. But how will I cough up Rs 500,000 when I myself lost money and got cheated?” Fathima, 27, said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe woman said she came on a visit visa to Dubai on April 2018 and stayed with a family member. “I had applied for jobs online and got a call from a company called Great Channel HR consultancy. After the interview, they offered me a job for Dh2,500 plus incentives.” According to Fathima, her harrowing experience began when the company refused to stamp her employment visa and also did not pay her. “They asked me to pay Dh3,500 as a security deposit for my employment visa. I knew it was against UAE labour law but they insisted it will be reimbursed,” said the woman, who has a Business Management degree and five years’ experience as an HR professional in India. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”I was sent back to India on the promise that I will receive my employment visa soon. But a month later, the company asked me to come back again on visit. When I questioned them, they said the employment visa can only be stamped on my passport and refused to send a soft copy. I had no choice as I had already paid them Dh3,500.” The ordeal did not end for Fathima as even during her second visit, she was not paid any salary. “I knew things were fishy. So, finally I took up another job offer from one of their clients, and thought that was the end of all my troubles in the UAE. But I was wrong.” Fathima said she was paid her first months’s salary and was awaiting her employment visa to come through.last_img read more

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School district praises football coach who pulled team because of head injuries

first_imgFREDERICTON – A New Brunswick high school football coach’s decision to forfeit a game at halftime because of head injuries among his players is casting a fresh spotlight on how sports teams handle concussions.Coach Marcel Metti of the L’Odyssee Olympiens halted a game last Friday against the Tantramar Titans with his team trailing 35-0.Four Olympiens players had received body injuries, four declared concussions and four others displayed concussion symptoms but have since been cleared by a medical professional.“I’m really proud of the coaching team,” Monique Boudreau, superintendent of the Francophone South School District, said in an interview Tuesday. “I know it was a really big decision to make, but I think it was the best decision based on the circumstances.”The district recently adopted a new concussion protocol that says any player who receives a blow to the head must be cleared by a doctor before they can play again.Boudreau said that to replace the injured players, the coach would have had to ask ninth-grade students to compete against older and more robust players.“This would have put the young athletes at risk,” said Boudreau.Andy Clark, president of the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association, said officials have reviewed the game tape and have determined it was played within the rules of the game and there were no safety concerns.In a statement, he said all football coaches are required to take a concussion course “and as such they are to ensure players that exhibit symptoms do not play.”According to the Mayo Clinic, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.The Canadian Institute for Health Information reports that in Ontario and Alberta — the two provinces where the data was collected — 94 per cent of emergency department visits for sport-related brain injuries in 2014–2015 were concussion related. The data showed a 45 per cent increase in emergency room visits among 10- to 17-year-olds over a five year period.Hockey, cycling, football and rugby were the sports that sent the largest number of patients to the emergency department for brain injuries.According to a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the CFL, NFL, college and even high school.CTE — chronic traumatic encephalopathy — was diagnosed in 177 former players or nearly 90 per cent of brains studied. That includes seven of eight from former CFL players, 110 of 111 brains from former NFL players; 48 of 53 college players; nine of 14 semi-professional players, and three of 14 high school players. The disease was not found in brains from two younger players.The CFL is facing a $200-million class-action lawsuit over concussions and brain trauma.Cathy Simon, a physiotherapist in Saint John, said she now regularly sees cases of athletic concussions, which she chalks up to better awareness.“Years ago it was kind of suck-it-up-and-keep-playing. There wasn’t a lot of education around concussion or what we should do to treat concussions and the long term effects of it. Now I think people are becoming more aware and so they are reporting it more frequently,” she said.She said while concussion protocols are necessary, the best situation would be to have a therapist on the sidelines of each game to watch for concussion symptoms.That is the situation at football games in the Seven Oaks School Division in Winnipeg.Brian O’Leary, the superintendent of the division, said coaches are busy just coaching the games.“They might not notice someone coming off wobbly. It’s an extra precaution and it’s a way of reducing the risk but there is still a risk in contact sports,” he said.O’Leary said Seven Oaks requires coaches to take a concussion course, and they’re looking at requiring players and their parents to take it too.“There are situations where parents can be pressuring a coach to put their kid in. So we want to keep that pressure off coaches and have parents understand and able to talk to their kids if they aren’t playing and are frustrated with it,” he said.last_img read more

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CORNER GAS CTV Vancouvers Arts Club Theatre Company and Stratford Festival Mourn

first_img Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The producers and cast of CORNER GAS, CTV, Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company, and Stratford Festival extend its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of distinguished actress and director Janet Wright.  Wright passed away this morning in Vancouver at the age of 71.Janet played the beloved role of ‘Emma’ on CORNER GAS, Canada’s most successful sitcom.  In 1974, Wright co-founded the Persephone Theatre In Saskatoon with Brian Richmond and Susan Wright.  The first dramaturge at the Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company, Wright appeared in and directed more than 40 productions for the company.  During her seven seasons at Stratford she shone as a director and in many key roles as an actress.  In 2011, Wright returned to Stratford after more than a decade away, giving an unforgettable performance as ‘Ma’ in the acclaimed production of The Grapes of Wrath and portrayed a hilarious ‘Mistress Quickly’ in the The Merry Wives of Windsor. In 2014, Wright reprised her role as ‘Emma’ in CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE, which reached more than 7 million TV viewers in Canada.“Janet was like no other person I’ve ever met.  She had a giant wit, a giant heart, and was one of the strongest human beings to ever stride around this planet,” said Brent Butt, Creator and Executive Producer, CORNER GAS. “She was so great to work with.  When you looked at the call sheet in the morning, and saw you were doing scenes with Janet, you knew you’d be laughing that day, and probably at something terribly inappropriate.  We had this running thing, where if there was a scene with just our characters, I’d write it at the kitchen table, with our characters eating macaroni and cheese.  We were both trying to watch our weight, but she said if “our characters” were eating the stuff, it wasn’t really us.  I truly, honestly loved her.  We all did.” Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement “Both direct and loving, Janet was as honest in life as she was with her characters,” said Scott Henderson, Vice-President, Communications, Bell Media. “As the beloved Emma Leroy, Dog River’s frequent voice of reason on CORNER GAS, she entertained millions of Canadians with Emma’s quick wit and no-nonsense approach. We were blessed to have her as a member of the cast. She will be sorely missed by everyone at CTV and in Canada’s acting community.”“We are deeply saddened by the loss of actress/director/multi-talented Janet Wright,” said Bill Millerd, Artistic Managing Director, Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company. “She was a powerful actor and inspired director who created intelligent and challenging theatre for our audiences. We will miss her immense talent, her caustic wit, and her incredible strength in facing tragedy. Our love and condolences to the Wright family.”“Janet was an artist on an uncompromising search for the truth in all its unvarnished beauty,” said Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, who directed Ms Wright as Ma Joad in the 2011 production of The Grapes of Wrath. “She was a profoundly talented actress, director and ‎champion for the importance of the arts. I will never forget her passion and forever be inspired by her commitment to our work.”“Janet had a huge heart and an insatiable passion for the arts,” said Alicia Jeffery, Agent with the Characters Agency. “She was a lightning rod for the truth in all her performances and in life and never ceased to mentor younger actors, both as a director and as a fellow performer.  Nothing gave her more joy in our many calls than to sing the praises of a young actor or director she’d recently worked with.  Her loss is a hole in the fabric of our community that will never be truly mended.”In honour of Janet’s memory, CTV will rebroadcast CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET.Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Wright, with further details to be released. Twitterlast_img read more

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Britta Johnson is Canadian musical theatres next great hope

first_imgBritta Johnson, author of the play Life After, says she’s not going on the internet much to avoid getting swept up in the buzz around her. (RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR) Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement What’s it like for the young woman at the centre of this creative storm?“It’s crazy, totally crazy and I’m trying not to get swept up in it,” says Johnson. “I’m not going on the internet as much . . . I’m trying to stay in the work and not get ahead of myself.”READ MORE In this moment of unprecedented high profile for Canadian musical theatre, Britta Johnson is one of our great hopes.At the astonishingly young age of 26, she has written the music, book and lyrics of Life After, opening Thursday at the Canadian Stage in a co-production with Musical Stage Company and Yonge Street Theatricals (a commercial musical theatre production company that is also a co-producer of Come From Away).A production of this magnitude is a big deal: it’s the first domestically created musical Canadian Stage has premiered in artistic director Matthew Jocelyn’s nine-year tenure. Mitchell Marcus, Musical Stage Company’s artistic and managing director, calls Johnson’s talent “profound.”center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Morocco Former French Soldier Given 4 years in Prison for Terrorism

Salé (Rabat twin city) – The first degree criminal chamber at the annexe of Salé Appeal court, in charge of terrorism, sentenced Thursday a former French soldier to four years in prison for his involvement in terrorism-related cases.The court also decided the deportation of the accused at the end of his sentence, and the seizure of his property.The French national who converted to Islam was arrested in Fès-Saiss airport in March 2016. He was sued for “forming a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts, possessing weapons in violation of the law as part of a collective plan to seriously undermine public order, condoning terrorism, praising a terror organization and not denouncing a terrorist crime”. Police services at the Fès-Saiss airport had arrested this former French soldier, who came from Paris in possession of several knives and paramilitary equipment. read more

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Khmer Rouge couple detained ahead of trial by UNbacked tribunal in Cambodia

Ieng Sary, who was foreign minister under the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s, and his wife Ieng Thirith, who served as social affairs minister under the same regime, had been arrested earlier this week. Mr. Ieng faces charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes while Madame Ieng Thirith is charged with crimes against humanity. In a press statement issued today, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) said the tribunal’s co-investigating judges agreed to provisionally detain the couple after holding consecutive hearings on the issue yesterday. The husband and wife are the third and fourth people to be charged by the ECCC’s co-investigating judges, joining Nuon Chea (aka Brother Number Two) and Kaing Guek Eav (aka Duch). Under an agreement signed by the UN and Cambodia, the ECCC was set up as an independent court using a mixture of Cambodian staff and judges and foreign personnel. It is designated to try those deemed most responsible for crimes and serious violations of Cambodian and international law between 17 April 1975 and 6 January 1979. 15 November 2007Judges at the United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other crimes three decades ago have decided to place a former foreign minister of the South-East Asian country and his wife in provisional detention for a year while they await trial. read more

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No more special treatment for BBC talent report says

first_imgJimmy Savile, whose crimes were details in the Dame Janet Smith reviewCredit:Richard Watt Jimmy Savile, whose crimes were details in the Dame Janet Smith report Tony Hall, the director-general, has promised the BBC will be vigilent Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In its response, published today, the BBC said it would “continue to do more” to change its general approach towards its stars.”The attitudes and allowances of the past toward ‘the talent’ are no longer seen as acceptable and we are encouraged to hear that there is a sense that our approach is improving, supported by some high-profile cases where members of talent were perceived to have crossed over the line and where consequences were felt”, it said.Following the Dame Janet Smith review, the BBC has also looked at its practices towards child protection, complaints and whistleblowing procedures. Policies in place include a network of trained child protection advisers across the BBC and rules that all under-18s must be accompanied to corporation events by an adult.Lord Hall, the director-general, said that the corporation was now a “different place” but that it was “not complacent”.”A lot has happened since these terrible crimes first emerged. As Dame Janet’s review showed offenders are often devious and cunning; they operate in all walks of life and often in plain sight,” he said.center_img Tony Hall, the director-general, has promised the BBC will be vigilent The attitudes and allowances of the past toward ‘the talent’ are no longer seen as acceptableBBC report “No area of society, profession, or environment is immune. That is why we all have to be vigilant and have the best possible policies and processes.”He added: “The BBC is now a different place, but we are not complacent and neither should others be. We hope our full response will also help other organisations and we will continue to seek to learn from them.”As we move into the new Charter period, I want us to be sure that the BBC of the future is always mindful of the lessons from the past.” Diva-like behaviour will no longer be tolerated among celebrities employed by the BBC, a report has vowed, as it warns allowances will not be made for bad behaviour by “the talent”.The BBC said the “attitudes and allowances of the past toward ‘the talent’ are no longer seen as acceptable”.In a report published in response to the Dame Janet Smith review, which investigated sexual abuse at the corporation, the BBC said it had pledged to prove to staff that stars were to be treated in the same way as ordinary members of staff. The Dame Janet Smith review had said that celebrities had been “treated with kid gloves and were virtually untouchable”, detailing the many victims of DJ Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall over five decades from 1959.last_img read more

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The road to Petras Why I gave up my job and became

first_imgEIGHT YEARS AGO I set out on a journey that would come to change the course of my life. Now, I know that this is a preposterously melodramatic statement with which to begin an article but for the most part I believe it to be true.In my mid twenties, I began to yearn for a change. I had worked in the ICT industry since leaving school and was doing fairly well, generally surfing the wave of optimism that surged through Ireland during the Celtic Tiger. I was happy and enjoyed my work but a recurring voice at the back of my head kept whispering about the possibility of another path. When that whisper became a roar, I finally took notice and signed up to study Italian and Ancient History and Archaeology at Trinity in Dublin at the ripe old age of 26.Within weeks of my first semester I knew that I had made the right decision. I was lapping it up but, by god, was it tough as well. Beforehand, I tended to view the student life with more than a hint of antipathy. University was society’s final playground for the child in all of us and beyond it lay the real world of careers and life. Looking back now, I know this not to be the case; at least it need not be so. Higher level education is a challenge and those that pursue it in a real and contributory fashion should be supported but let us perhaps leave that particular thought for now and I will return to the matter at hand.Going into the fieldMidway through my first year I heard word of an Irish archaeological excavation being conducted on the island of Crete. The site, Priniatikos Pyrgos, may as well have been in Timbuktu for all I knew, but instinctively I understood that I needed to sign up. If I was going to really understand archaeology, I needed to get out there beyond all the books and the theory and the lectures, out into the field where we first encounter those faint traces of the past.In 2007 I arrived on Crete and encountered a world that was totally alien to that which I had been so accustomed only 12 months before; my evolving transformation had taken a further step away from the old life. Under the solid guidance of many fine archaeologists, who I have the great pleasure of calling friends to this day, I began the process of learning to dig.Cretan archaeology is now just over a century old. There are many fine archaeologists who have moved among its rank in that time but none transcends the discipline quite so visibly as Arthur Evans, the man credited with the discovery of the Minoans.A discovery that exceeded expectations On the 23 March 1900, Evans, son of a wealthy paper mill owner from Hertfordshire, England, began an archaeological excavation on the hill known as Knossos, located a couple of miles south of Candia, capitol of the Ottoman-controlled island of Crete. He had spent the previous weeks and months tracking down and purchasing old trinkets, which the villagers of the island had dug up from their fields, in many cases taking on a superstitious quality because of their exoticism. For a man like Evans, who had a keen eye for ancient antiquities, these domestic curios spoke of greater discoveries waiting to be made beneath the red soils of the island.Very quickly, it was clear to Evans that his vast team of workmen had uncovered something that went far beyond his expectations. His plan had been to find the remains of a Mycenaean occupation of Crete, the Mycenaeans being the proto-Greeks that we meet in Homer. They spoke an archaic form of the language and they inhabited an often tumultuous and violent world.Evans did indeed find evidence for these early Greeks at Knossos but he also came upon something very different, a material culture that did not fit the model of the Mycenaeans that was being pieced together at the sites on the Greek mainland. He named the people associated with this new and exciting material as Minoan, after the legendary king of Crete, the villain of the piece in the myth of Perseus, the Minotaur and Ariadne. Evans believed profoundly in the reality of the Greek myths. For the remainder of his life, he would use these stories and his own particular psychological baggage to construct a vision of Minoan civilisation that the field of Cretan prehistoric and early historic archaeology has been intricately tied to ever since.Petras is an extraordinary siteAs I write this I am on the verge of completing a second season at Petras, a Minoan palace site in East Crete. I work on the cemetery hill known as Kephala that towers over the settlement hill to the west and would have served as a constant visual reminder to its inhabitants of the presence of their forebears in an area that had been occupied almost continuously throughout the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC.There is a wonderful rhythm to your day when you work at an archaeological site such as Petras. You rise at 6am and are on site by 7am. You leave the site at 3pm with the rest of the day left to your leisure and to the interpretation of what you had been digging in the previous hours.Petras is an extraordinary site in the Cretan archaeological world as it is the only substantially intact cemetery that dates to the Minoan period. It is composed of what are known as house tombs as they mirror the residences that populated contemporary nearby settlements such as Gournia and Palaikastro.Petras has yielded no more than four primary burials. Human remains instead tend to be found in contexts that archaeologists refer to as secondary burials, meaning that the bodies were left to first become defleshed before the bones were gathered and deposited in the rooms of the house tombs. These rooms can often be very small and it is likely that the majority were accessed through the flat roofs of the buildings.Archaeology and new digital possibilities We find pottery surrounding the human remains in the tombs and we use their changing ceramic styles to assign dates to the material that we find alongside them. We encounter other materials too, many of which are undoubtedly of high status: seals, metal jewellery and stone vessels. These finds make it almost certain that the Petras cemetery site was used predominantly by elite groups, probably based around family units that would have come from the nearby settlement. Anyone who has ever visited Glasnevin cemetery will recognise a similar sentiment in the family owned plots and mausoleums that are still in use today.One week remains of the project before I return home to Dublin and begin the final year of my PhD. I investigate the ways in which archaeology can exploit the new possibilities offered by the emerging digital fields of Big Data and data analytics. As it happens I now use many of the skills that I had developed as an engineer but as my new career constantly reminds me, it is the fool who seeks to deny their own past.Frank Lynam is an archaeologist with a particular interest in data analytics and data visualisation. He is currently part of the Digital Arts and Humanities PhD programme at Trinity College Dublin.Heritage Ireland: Who is this man with the frightfully fancy tomb?Digging Tlachtga: Discovering secrets from Ireland’s pastlast_img read more

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NASAs photographic history of food in space

first_imgThe unsung heroes of the glamorous world of NASA are surely the ones who toil away all day studying the differences between eating food on Earth and eating food in space. These are people who know what kind of impact traveling between those two environments has on vacuum-sealed meat versus packets of ketchup and mustard, how microgravity affects astronauts’ sense of taste, and how you can help keep those brave men and women both healthy and saneGone are the days when astronauts just rocketed into space with a carton full of Tang (alright, those days never existed, but you get the point) — although the presentation and variety of food has changed substantially over the decades, NASA‘s food scientists have always been meticulous about the function and purpose of its duty to astronauts.Among the requirements of a good space diet are that all items should have “low mass, high quality, and long shelf life.”Everything needs to be just as carefully planned, researched, and executed as the rest of the components of a space flight. Something as seemingly insignificant as a little bit of oxygen trapped within the packaging can cause a significant problem.Of course, these specifications have been refined over the years, and the flexibility of offerings has increased right alongside. Today, astronauts are sent up with real food and condiments created for mass consumption, not just concoctions created in NASA laboratories.Certain elements, like beverages, are still very specialized, but packets of Heinz mustard can go up with an astronaut, no questions asked. Backtrack to the days of the Apollo missions, and the seemingly nondescript sealed plastic bags of mush don’t look so appetizing.And looking to the future, NASA wants to come up with a more strict set of food guidelines, most notably that all products should have a shelf life of three to five years. Because, among other reasons, the days of space travel to Mars are actually, realistically within reach, there needs to be a very robust understanding of what can be taken into space for long-haul journeys.The project, known as the Advanced Food Technology Project (AFT), has looked at a wide variety of foodstuffs, from flourless peanut butter cookies to African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup. So, you know, it’s come a long way since the days of Tang.[image credit: NASA]last_img read more

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Quick look Android 43 vs Android 422 on the 2012 Nexus 7

first_imgGoogle’s press event yesterday brought with it an updated version of Android that is now rolling out to their Nexus line and shipping with the all new Nexus 7. What about the current Nexus 7, though? We did a side by side compare of 4.3 and 4.2.2 to see if there would be any noticeable changes.Android 4.3 had been leaked ahead of the official reveal, especially on the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition, so we had a pretty good idea of what to expect when looking at this new version. Google’s newest Jelly Bean is all about polish, with enhancements to WiFi, Bluetooth, and developer tools.As with everything else in the last year, Google is focusing on breaking down the barriers standing between developers and the next great app while packaging their features in services that can be used on anything with Google Play access. Still, as with any new version of Android it is worth taking a look and seeing what has changed for the users.The 2012 Nexus 7 is not a tablet known for its raw horsepower, but the difference in booting between 4.2.2 and 4.3 in this instance was a little surprising. There’s very little difference in the apps that have been installed on these devices, though they are not carbon copies of one another. The Nexus 7 running Android 4.3 seemed to offer smoother animations when navigating the notifications and quick settings areas, but seemed identical in sliding between pages on the desktop.The visual differences are slight, but they exist all the same. You would likely only notice this in the unlikely situation that you had these two devices side by side, but it does offer some insight into what you can expect when 4.3 arrives on your device.last_img read more

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Un site Internet pour mesurer le bruit en temps réel en IledeFrance

first_imgUn site Internet pour mesurer le bruit en temps réel en Ile-de-FranceL’observatoire du bruit d’Ile-de-France, Bruitparif, vient de lancer un site permettant de connaître minute par minute l’intensité sonore à laquelle est exposée la population de la région. Une cartographie réalisée grâce à trente stations de mesure du bruit.L’observatoire du bruit d’Ile-de-France a lancé hier un site Internet baptisé Rumeur, cartographiant l’intensité sonore de la région. Des mesures réactualisées en temps réel, grâce à une trentaine de stations implantées aux quatre coins de l’Ile-de-France. Huit nouveaux points de mesures devraient s’y ajouter d’ici à la fin de l’année, suivis d’une soixantaine d’autres en 2012. Deux ans plus tard, le réseau devrait ainsi compter pas moins de 80 stations.À lire aussiLe syndrome de la tête qui explose, un étrange trouble du sommeil inexpliquéLe dispositif existe déjà, mais comme le souligne Bruitparif, il est “pour la première fois en Europe” accessible à tous les internautes. “Unique au monde par la richesse de son contenu, la transparence des informations diffusées et la panoplie de fonctionnalités offertes, le site rend facilement compréhensible et intuitive la manière dont le bruit fluctue au cours du temps” se félicite l’observatoire. Le site donne en outre accès aux rapports de mesures régulièrement réalisées dans 300 autres zones d’Ile-de-France. La vocation de “Rumeur” est celle de “devenir un véritable outil d’aide à la décision permettant d’accompagner les pouvoirs publics dans la mise en œuvre des politiques de prévention des nuisances sonores (aménagement, transport…) et les équipes de recherche pour améliorer la connaissance des relations entre bruit et santé” souligne Bruitparif.Le 29 septembre 2011 à 20:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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90 DUI drivers nabbed in Clark County

first_imgThe results are in for Clark County’s “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed” campaign targeting drunken drivers.Ninety intoxicated drivers were arrested between Aug. 17 and Sept. 3 in Clark County, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Statewide, police arrested 1,603 drunken drivers over the same time period. The added patrols, paid for by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, were conducted by the sheriff’s office, Vancouver Police Department, Camas Police Department, Battle Ground Police Department and Washington State Patrol.The patrols were conducted in August because officials say it’s the deadliest month for traffic accidents in Washington.last_img

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2 boats seized by police in cocaine bust on Miami River

first_imgboxes that we believe were taken off one of the boats on the Miami river opened. possibly the 50 kilos of cocaine …@wsvn pic.twitter.com/fbHABWqI4O— Ann Keil (@ann_keil) July 11, 2017No cocaine was found on the other boat. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police seized two vessels along the Miami River after cocaine was found on board on one of them.The Miami-Dade Police Marine Patrol Unit stopped the two boats in the area of Northwest 13th Avenue and Eighth Street in Miami, Tuesday afternoon.After a routine inspection, officials found about 50 kilograms of cocaine on board one of boats.Officials confiscated bags of the drugs from boxes on the vessel. Seven people were detained and are being questioned.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Manatee returns to wild after recovery

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A native mammal is being released back into the wild after undergoing months of recovery.The manatee, named Naboo, is finally ready to head back home, Tuesday. She was rescued back in August after being struck by a boat.Miami Seaquarium and the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Program took in the manatee for four months for some R&R.“She fractured one of her ribs and punctured her lungs,” said animal care supervisor Jessica Schiffauer. “All healed and ready to go.”The manatee is healthy, weighing more than 900 pounds.She will be transported back to where she was originally found, near Merritt Island.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Mygazines Wants to Work with Publishers To Fortify the Future of Magazines

first_imgThank you for taking the time to write about Mygazines. I did however want to clear up a few misunderstandings about our site. We will re-iterate we have every intention of working with the industry to fortify the future of magazines and the industry in general. The comparison to Napster with respect to someone driving past you with a radio on and claim that sharing, is not at all our position.We are saying, if you were to take all of the office’s in the world that purchase magazines for the sole purpose of providing entertainment for their clients, is the same as sharing. Furthermore, these offices see different people everyday, so the sharing is constant and consistent and usually includes many back dated issues as well as new. By virtue of the fact that these groups change everyday makes it like a free magazine store.The most surprising aspect of almost every article is that they are completely missing our inactive revenue model. We have ways of drawing revenue from a number of sources, some more obvious than others. Mygazines is hardly a pirate website with the interest of breaking the industry. Rather, we offer a paradigm shift that is far more fiscally comprehensive than meets the eye and yet easily transitionable by even the biggest publishers.The true future of the industry lies in the final stages of our site concept. We can easily transition to the final revenue model quickly with the co-operation of the publishers. We cannot however reveal the full concept at this time as we are saving that discussion for the publishing industry directly.If our goal were to be pirates, we could have made live a number of features, including but not limited to, downloading and printing allowable to visitors and members alike.Finally, to compare us to other similar sites with the only difference with of us being free, is to disregard the importance of the ‘mygazines’ custom magazine for users, notifications, and our full ability to share on the go, across the globe instantly.As per our press release: We have every intention of working with the industry to provide not only revenue streams that are vast, but also an answer for the Publishers in general. Our method will increase current revenue, halt and reverse advertising revenue lost to the internet, and overcome the lack of the ability for magazines to stay current.Mygazines sharing model is a solid one with lots of hidden potential revenue and demographics to appease all.We can certainly continue to make our case and meet in the courts if need be. That seems to be the intention of the publishers as a whole. But ask yourself, to what end. Even if they are triumphant in this battle, they will lose the war. Apple already has a delivery system for digital reading via both the iphone and now ipod. Microsoft is also working to employ touch sensitivity to its products.Our idea would work as easily for those companies due to our concept. If we were to reveal such to those corporations, they could follow the business model and succeed without the need for working with the publishers at all. That’s all I can say at this point regarding our current revenue potential as well as the future model.The competitiors have missed the boat. Even the sites that think they have come up with the future online version for magazines, they have not! Publisher friendly or not! There is a final stage missing that can’t be seen unless one has the freedom to think outside of the limitations of the industry as is. In doing so, we have ironically found a way to fortify the industry for all of those involved, increase jobs and magazine selection, while cutting overhead and increasing revenue dramatically for the publishers and industry as a whole.We cannot elaborate fully as that would be tipping the hand too much. We wish to only divulge that information to the industry directly and sooner rather than later.As well, aren’t we an interesting option for Google, Yahoo and Microsoft as the next major asset in the ads war. We can work with the industry or independently to achieve such. We prefer the former. This Mygazines thing has taken on a life of its own. Over the weekend I got a cryptic e-mail from a “jsmith” at mygazines.com:—–Original Message—–From: jsmith@mygazines.com [mailto:jsmith@mygazines.com] Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 2:23 PMTo: Dylan StablefordSubject: Addition: MygazinesAs well, aren’t we an interesting option for Google, Yahoo and Microsoft as the next major asset in the ads war. We can work with the industry or independently to achieve such. We prefer the former.I replied with some questions, and have yet to receive a response. But it appears it was a truncated version of an email that’s making the rounds in other media outlets. Here’s the one U.K.-based Press Gazette got:last_img read more

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Listen To Select Category GRAMMY Nominees With Apple Music

first_img Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist listen-select-category-grammy-nominees-apple-music 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Prev Next Twitter Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery The nominations are out! Who do you want to win at the #GRAMMYs? Reply now and hear works from every nominee on @AppleMusic. https://t.co/2zIYpdaON8 pic.twitter.com/Jm2AmQvzjd— Beats 1 (@Beats1) December 7, 2018Apple Music has teamed up with the Recording Academy to create a playlist that features a wide variety of nominees—yes, Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino and more.The playlist includes nominees from Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist. On Dec. 7, CBS, Apple Music and the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Award Show with Apple Music host Zane Lowe, GRAMMY winner Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes and Janelle Monáe. Listen to the playlist here, and don’t forget to tune in to CBS Feb. 10 to catch all your favorite nominees under one roof.While you listen to the playlist, read about what it takes to earn a nomination, and, if you’re up for it, you can also vote for who you think will get voted Best Pop Vocal Album.2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominations List Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? 61st GRAMMY Awards Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Read more Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Facebook 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Listen To Select Category GRAMMY Nominees With Apple Music 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Apple Music has teamed up with the Recording Academy to create a playlist that features all of the nominees from select GRAMMY categories. Get the playlist hereJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Dec 9, 2018 – 9:01 am By now you’re all caught up on the nominees for the 61st GRAMMY Awards, and you probably know that the 2019 GRAMMY nominees album is now available for pre-order. But what if you don’t want to wait to listen to all your favorite nominees? Well, Apple Music’s got you covered!  Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees News 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Email BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImagelast_img read more

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POLICE LOG for June 9 OUI Arrest Car vs Rock Wall Truck

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, June 9, 2018:Molly Joan Boen (24, Stoughton) was arrested for OUI Liquor. The arrest took place at a female operator was observed possibly sleeping at the entrance of Yentile Farm Recreational Facility on Cross Street. (2:01am)A caller reported a landscaping truck took down a stop sign at the Cross Street and Lowell Street intersection. Police were able to get in touch with the operator. (8:43am)A caller reported numerous vehicles parked on both sides of roadway due to yard sales. Caller stated it was difficult to drive down roadway. Police checked area and felt there was plenty of room to pass. (9:05am)Polie retrieved a syringe in front of a caller’s house on Boutwell Street. (3:10pm)A caller reported a group of juveniles set off fireworks on their property. Group ran towards Revere Avenue. Police were unable to locate. (9:52pm)A vehicle struck a rock wall on Chestnut Street. Fire Department evaluated infant in vehicle. No injuries noted. Vehicle towed. (10:51pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 26: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Tractor Trailer Takes Out Wall, Signs & HydrantIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 28: OUI Arrest; Trash Truck Fire; Car vs. MotorcycleIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Blame Mark Hamill for the Jar Jar Binks Twitter trend

first_imgJar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET The most-derided character in the Star Wars universe isn’t villainous Darth Vader. It’s awkward Jar Jar Binks. Many people were mystified to see the character’s name trending Monday on Twitter. Thanks a lot, Mark Hamill.All of our traumatic Jar Jar Binks Star Wars prequel memories are suddenly back due to a tweet Hamill sent early Monday. It features a game that generates your Star Wars fate when you choose a phrase connected to your birth month and combine it with a Star Wars character connected to the first letter of your name.  0 TV and Movies 27 Photos Not everyone welcomed the alien. “As if Monday wasn’t annoying enough, then you see that Jar Jar Binks is trending,” tweeted another.  Perhaps Jar Jar Binks trending on a Twitter is a sign from the universe that it’s time for us to make peace with the character. Jar Jar Binks, those scripts weren’t your fault. I forgive you. But I’m also glad I wasn’t born in May and that my name doesn’t start with “J.” As if Monday wasn’t annoying enough, then you see that Jar Jar Binks is trending.— Dashley Driveby 👣 (@DashleyDriveby) July 8, 2019 I have no idea why it’s trending, but Jar Jar Binks is the hero we need— Matthew Pate (@MatthewCP8) July 8, 2019 Hamill’s Star Wars fate image seems to have originated with an entertainment site called The Dad, which focuses on jokes, memes and stories for and about fathers. A lot of people are now discovering their Star Wars fates aren’t what they imagined. Actor and comedian Jon Cryer isn’t taking the news of his parentage well. He’s apparently the son the Jar Jar Binks. “Noooooooooooooooo,” he responded. Post a comment For example, my Star Wars fate is “Trained in the force by Han Solo.” Interesting, but not bad. But somebody born in August with a first name of “James” would end up with “Married to Jar Jar Binks.””I refuse to be distracted by such meaningless, moronic time-wasters (especially since my home planet was blown up by an unnamed stormtrooper),” Hamill wrote, setting off a cascade of distraction among his Twitter followers.Jar Jar Binks’ reappearance has left some a bit puzzled. “I have no idea why it’s trending, but Jar Jar Binks is the hero we need,” tweeted one fan. Share your voice Tags I refuse to be distracted by such meaningless, moronic time-wasters (especially since my home planet was blown up by an unnamed stormtrooper).#FickleFingerOfFate 🖕 pic.twitter.com/JnlevrCNpo— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 8, 2019 My father turns out to be Jar Jar Binks?!?Noooooooooooooooo https://t.co/gmrFrQyAC7— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) July 8, 2019 Cosmic dead ringers: 27 super strange-looking space objects Mark Hamill Star Wars Twitterlast_img read more

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