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USA starts Gonzalez & Besler in defense

first_imgUnited States USMNT team news: Arena chooses Gonzalez & Besler in central defense Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 2 years ago 06:30 10/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Bruce Arena USA Johan Ordonez United States United States v Panama Panama WC Qualification CONCACAF The veteran center backs have earned the nod over Geoff Cameron for Friday’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Panama Bruce Arena has picked Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler in central defense for the U.S. national team’s critical World Cup qualifier against Panama on Friday, leaving Geoff Cameron on the bench.With John Brooks sidelined, the U.S. coach has again turned to the duo that started last month’s 1-1 draw with Honduras after Cameron and Tim Ream made notable miscues in a 2-0 loss to Costa Rica.Arena also has left Clint Dempsey — currently tied with Landon Donovan as the Americans’ all-time leading scorer with 57 goals — as a substitute, giving the nod to Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood up front. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Tim Howard gets the start in goal after splitting the September qualifiers with Brad Guzan, while DeAndre Yedlin and Jorge Villafana start at outside back.Captain Michael Bradley anchors a midfield that also features Darlington Nagbe, Christian Pulisic and Paul Arriola.GFX USA Starting XI 10062017USA XI: Howard; Yedlin, Gonzalez, Besler, Villafana; Arriola, Bradley, Nagbe; Pulisic; Wood, AltidoreSubstitutes: Guzan, Rimando, Cameron, Ream, Zusi, Beasley, McCarty, Acosta, Bedoya, Feilhaber, Dempsey, WondolowskiScratched: Orozco, AgudeloPanama XI: Penedo; Murillo, Torres, Baloy, Ovalle; Quintero, Gomez, Godoy, Barcenas; Torres, PerezSubstitutes: Calderon, Escobar, Vargas, Machado, Davis, Buitrago, Cooper, Gonzalez, Tejada, Nurse, Arroyolast_img read more

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NHL superstar Sidney Crosby at 30 The cant miss kid who didnt

first_imgHALIFAX – As he turns 30 on Monday, Sidney Crosby will celebrate his third Stanley Cup win parading the cherished mug through the streets of the city where he’s been a star since he was five years old.The Pittsburgh Penguins captain will take in the festivities knowing that after 12 years in the NHL, his place is already assured in the pantheon of the game’s greats and that he has fulfilled the promise that many saw in him from almost the first time he laced up a pair of skates.In the tradition of Orr, Gretzky, Lemieux and now Connor McDavid, “Sid the Kid,” was a hockey prodigy.“He was not only the best player I ever saw, but significantly the best player,” said Brian Newton, a retired lawyer who coached a seven-year-old Crosby as a high-scoring centre on Cole Harbour’s Novice AAA Wings.In a recent interview, Newton recalled his first brush with a five-year-old Crosby — it came after getting a phone call from Sidney’s father Troy.Newton said the hockey season was about a month old when Troy Crosby asked that his son, who was playing Timbits hockey at the time, be moved up to play with the six-year-old group.Knowing how some parents can be, Newton said he agreed to see whether the move should be made, but he asked Troy not to describe his son.“I said ‘Well no, if he’s this good a player I’ll be able to pick him out,’” said Newton.Newton said shortly after the conversation he went to a Cole Harbour rink one Saturday morning.“I just kind of hid myself from the parents and out these guys came and he just stuck out like a sore thumb,” he recalled. “It was just amazing — I’d never seen anyone with that skill level at five years of age.”Newton said he was “amazed” to watch the young Crosby control the puck as a gaggle of tiny players frantically tried to get it away from him.Crosby was moved up with the six-year-olds and the next year he started playing rep, a level reserved for the best players in each age group.Newton said at six and seven years of age, Crosby’s physical skills were clearly recognizable — as were other traits that often separate the great ones.“He not only had the physical skills, but when I looked at him he had that inner quality, that desire, that drive and that followed Sidney right through minor hockey,” he said.There was also a “quiet confidence” Newton noted, that enabled him to possess the puck in the face of players who were often one to two years older than he was.A trace of the trait was evident in one of Crosby’s very first media interviews.“They say you have to do your best and work hard and things will happen,” he told the Halifax Daily News in a feature written in April 1995 when Crosby was seven.“You can make it if you try.”Crosby’s minor hockey dominance continued into peewee, where he announced his arrival on a much bigger stage, the Quebec International Peewee Tournament.His coach then and current family friend, Paul Mason, said going into the tournament the media hype surrounded a local boy as the next “must-see” player.That all changed after Crosby scored six goals and four assists for Cole Harbour in his first tournament game.“We compared him against the best in the world and he was the best,” said Mason. “You knew at that point that you had someone here that was pretty special.”Mason said there were times he and the other coaches realized the best thing to do was to sit back and watch.“Sometimes you would just sit back and go, ‘Oh my God,’ and just look at each other — did he really do that?” said Mason. “There were several times that you did that during the year — he was that good.”Former CBC sports broadcaster Bruce Rainnie first heard the buzz about a young Crosby in 1995 and after initial skepticism, finally decided to check him out at the urging of legendary Halifax sports writer Pat Connolly.Rainnie said an undersized Crosby recorded nine goals and two assists in a 13-9 Cole Harbour win over Shearwater.“I thought if he develops into any sort of average to larger-sized athlete, this is going to be an NHL legend,” Rainnie recalls. “And it was obvious from, honestly, the age of eight.”Crosby’s dominance in Nova Scotia lasted until the age of 14 when he left home to play at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, a prep school in Minnesota. From there it was on to Rimouski in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and finally the NHL, where his numbers confirm his status as a future Hall of Famer:— 382 goals— 645 assists— Three Stanley Cups— Two Olympic Gold Medals— Two Hart Trophies as the NHL’s most valuable playerThrough it all he’s remained very much the hometown boy. It’s something that’s endeared him to his fans and to those with a personal connection.“Fame and fortune I don’t think have really changed him very much at all,” said Newton. “Everybody in Cole Harbour, they respect him so much because he always comes home, he’s always down to earth, he’s running his hockey school here and he’s still part of our community.”Halifax’s mayor recently announced that Crosby would be parade marshal of Monday’s annual Natal Day parade, with thousands expected to cheer a favourite son.“I know he’s richer and I know he’s more famous,” Rainnie said, “but his fundamental groundings have never changed.”last_img read more

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High school rugby season in Nova Scotia cancelled amid safety concerns

first_imgHALIFAX — The governing body for Nova Scotia’s high school athletics has cancelled the remainder of the rugby season across the province, saying the ban was imposed for safety reasons.In brief statement released Thursday, the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation said its board of governors made the decision after reviewing incident report data from the School Insurance Program.The decision prompted a rowdy protest at a Halifax shopping mall, where dozens of high school students chanted: “We want to play!”Incident data obtained by Global News indicates that over a five-year period, there were three times as many insurance claims from rugby players when compared with those playing soccer, football and hockey.The Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education has confirmed that and international student attending the Sydney Academy was injured and received medical attention during a rugby match on Wednesday.Rugby Nova Scotia later issued a statement saying the group was “very disappointed with the decision.”(Global) The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Jessica Seinfeld And Lily Aldridge Kick Off Holiday Toy Drive

first_imgJessica Seinfeld, Stacey Bendet and Lily Aldridge kicked of the 3rd annual holiday toy drive to benefit Baby Buggy, the non-profit organization dedicated to providing families in need with essentials for their infants and children at the alice + olivia store in NYC.Jessica Seinfeld, Lily Aldridge and Stacey Bendet kicked off the 3rd annual holiday toy drive to benefit Baby Buggy at alike + olivia store in NYCCredit/Copyright: Laila Bahman/BFAnyc.comJessica Seinfeld and Stacey Bendet have joined forces with Kourtney Kardashian, and the team at DASH to collect essentials for Baby Buggy for the holidays. Stacey and Kourtney are extending their efforts and expanding the drive nationwide by collection donations of new or unused toys, books and diapers – starting November 27th through Christmas Eve at alice + olivia and DASH boutiques. All customers that donate during this time will be given a 15% discount in all stores.Lily Aldridge takes a minute to help out the kids in need by attending a toy drive at alice + olive store benefiting Baby Buggy, the non-profit organization dedicated to providing families in need with essentials for their infants and childrenCredit/Copyright: Laila Bahman/BFAnyc.comlast_img read more

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CPP Investment Board buying Shells stake in Irish offshore gas field

CPP Investment Board buying Shell’s stake in Irish off-shore gas field by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 12, 2017 4:40 am MDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO ONTARIO, – The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board will pay nearly $1.4 billion to become the largest partner in the Corrib offshore natural gas field, 83 kilometres off the coast of Ireland.The Toronto-based fund manager will initially buy a 45 per cent interest in the project from a unit of the Shell energy business for 830 million British pounds.After that deal closes, CPPIB plans to transfer a 1.5 per cent interest in the project to Calgary-based Vermilion Energy Inc. (TSX:VET), for 19.4 million pounds (C$32.2 million).Following the transactions, Vermilion will have a 20 per cent interest in Corrib and be its operator. Norway’s Statoil ASA would continue to have a 36.5 per cent interest in Corrib and CPPIB will have the remaining 43.5 per cent.The CPP Fund, managed by the CPPIB for the Canada Pension Plan, was worth about $316.7 billion as of March 31. Corrib will be managed by CPPIB’s natural resources group, which had investments worth $4.3 billion as of March 31.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the CPP Fund had $316.7 million in assets. read more

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SMMT Update – 1 November 2013

SMMT’s weekly round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from SMMT’s Chief Executive.CLICK HERE: SMMT Update 292 online.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Week 2 In The NFL Isnt Nearly As Fluky As Week 1

In Week 2, Denver held Indianapolis to just 253 and 20 points, while the Broncos defense scored two touchdowns of its own! In Week 1, Indianapolis gained 450 yards and scored 35 points.The Broncos defense definitively won battles against Cam Newton and Andrew Luck, just as the defense did against Newton, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger in last year’s playoffs. On Sunday, the Broncos recorded 11 hits and five sacks on Andrew Luck, including three of each by last year’s Super Bowl MVP, Von Miller. The rest of the NFL is on notice: The Broncos defense looks just as capable of carrying the offense to a title this year as it did last season.Washington air strikesIn Week 1, Washington passed on 78 percent of its plays, while no other team was over 73 percent. In Week 2, Washington passed on 74 percent of its plays, with 48 pass plays (including two sacks) against just 17 runs. And two of those runs were Kirk Cousins scrambles (i.e., called pass plays); count those as passes, and the team called passes on 77 percent of its plays. And this came despite a close game with Dallas that Washington led in the fourth quarter.This emphasis on the pass was not entirely unexpected, though: Washington has arguably the worst running back unit in the league, while the team has a deep and talented set of receivers (DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, first-round pick Josh Doctson, along with tight ends Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis). Cousins threw 43 times for 329 yards last week, and then topped both of those numbers (46, 364) this week. He is not necessarily playing well, but fantasy owners (and anyone else concerned with quantity over quality) should take note: Washington may be the most pass-happy team in the NFL this season.Raiders, Jaguars defenses not living up to the hypeThe Raiders and Jaguars were trendy sleeper picks this year, in part because of their big offseason upgrades on defense. Oakland made significant acquisitions in the secondary (signing Sean Smith, Reggie Nelson and Karl Joseph), while Jacksonville’s front seven was supposedly improved with three marquee signings (Malik Jackson, Myles Jack and Dante Fowler2The third overall pick in 2015, Fowler missed his entire rookie season with an ACL injury.), plus the addition of defensive back Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick in the draft.The early returns are not good in Jacksonville, and they are downright abysmal in Oakland. In Week 1, the Packers offense3Which looked sluggish in a 17-14 loss Sunday night in Minnesota. scored 27 points in nine drives (excluding the end-of-game kneel) and did not commit a turnover in a win in Jacksonville. In Week 2, San Diego scored 38 points on its first 10 drives, and embarrassed the Jaguars defense with three deep passes of over 40 yards.Oakland allowed 507 yards and 34 points to the Saints in Week 1, and then 528 yards and 35 points to the Falcons in Week 2. That’s a total of 1,035 yards allowed, breaking a 65-year-old record for the most yards allowed in football history by any team in its first two games.Patriots machine rollsIf two games are a trend, what do you call 15 years? This year was supposed to be the toughest task yet. But even without both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski — not to mention starting offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and all-purpose back Dion Lewis — the Patriots continue to play well, and the offensive remains effective.In Week 1, backup Jimmy Garoppolo, thrust into the starting lineup due to Brady’s suspension, shined against a strong Cardinals defense. In Week 2, he was even better, as the Patriots drove 75, 75 and 76 yards for touchdowns on the team’s first three drives. Garoppolo went down with an injury late in the first half, after which the Patriots offense largely relied on running back LeGarrette Blount to melt the game away.At 2-0, the Patriots are one game up on the Jets and two games up on the Bills and Dolphins in the AFC East. Even if the Garoppolo injury keeps him off the field, New England has already done enough to survive the Brady suspension. In two weeks, Brady and Gronk will be back, and judging by how the team has played in their absence, the Patriots should be favorites to go back to the AFC Championship Game for a sixth-straight season.Seattle offensive strugglesFew teams have earned the benefit of the doubt like Seattle, arguably the most dominant team of the last four seasons. But Russell Wilson and the offense have looked miserable through two weeks, and the team can’t even blame the schedule makers.In Week 1, the Seahawks hosted the Dolphins — the same unit torched by Garoppolo on Sunday — and was ineffective for most of the game. In the first 55 minutes, Seattle’s 11 drives resulted in six punts, three turnovers (interception, fumble and downs), and just two field goals. The Seahawks had just 277 yards on those 11 drives, before embarking on a 14-play, 75-yard drive — that needed two fourth-down conversions — to win the game, 12-10.The Week 2 opponent was Los Angeles, a week after the Rams were embarrassed 28-0 by a mediocre 49ers offense in Week 1. Yet Seattle produced just 3 points on Sunday, against a Rams team that admittedly has had the Seahawks’ number in a peculiar way. For years, the Seattle offensive line has been the weak link of the team, and it was projected to be even worse this year, after losing Russell Okung to Denver and reshuffling the rest of the line. So far, those concerns have rung true. And with Wilson dealing with a sprained ankle, Marshawn Lynch retired (and his replacement, Thomas Rawls, also banged up), it’s officially time to worry about the offense in Seattle. If Week 1 is National Jump to Conclusions Week, then Week 2 is when we can begin to trend spot. For many, Week 2 is all about regression to the mean: For example, 1-0 teams had a losing record (4-5) against 0-1 teams on Sunday.1The 0-1 Bears play the 1-0 Eagles on Monday Night. But there are some units that have played at a notable level in both weeks, and for them, two’s a trend.Broncos defense still looks superDenver was a one-dimensional team last year, as the Broncos dominant defense overcame the team’s historically inept passing attack en route to a Super Bowl title. This year? The Denver defense looks just as fantastic. Consider:In Week 1, Denver held Carolina to 333 yards and 20 points; in Week 2, Carolina gained 529 yards and scored 46 points (albeit with one touchdown coming on defense) while playing a 49ers defense that had recorded the only shutout on opening weekend. read more

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Davis officially sworn in as Opposition Leader

first_img Related Items:#Davissworninasoppositionleader, #magneticmedianews, #PhillipDavisnewPLPleader Bahamas: Davis secures near 80% of PLP vote Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 22, 2017 – Nassau – Philip Davis is now officially sworn in as the Leader of Opposition business in the House of Assembly after a ceremony held yesterday at Government House.    The PLP’s interim leader told a large crowd of supporters which included the former Prime Minister, Perry Christie and former Education Minister, Jerome Fitzgerald that the party must now go to the three Rs which for him was:  reflection, reform and rebuilding.  Davis is among four Progressive Liberal Party members left standing following the May 10 General Elections.  Davis is quoted saying, the Opposition PLP may be few in number, but that they are not alone. Performing the swearing in was Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling.#MagneticMediaNews#PhillipDavisnewPLPleader#Davissworninasoppositionleader Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Congressman Duncan D Hunter in Federal Court for arraignment

first_img#HunterIndictment Both Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) and his wife plead not guilty in federal court during arraignment— KUSI News (@KUSINews) August 23, 2018RELATED STORY: Campaign of Congressman Duncan D. Hunter issues statement in response to indictments 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret pleaded not guilty Thursday in San Diego to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses.The California Republican and his wife entered their pleas in federal court, where prosecutors said bond could be set low because the couple is living paycheck to paycheck.Bail was then set at $15,000 for the congressman and at $10,000 for his wife.A handful of demonstrators outside courtho use held signs that read “Lock him up!” And “Crooked Duncan Hunter.”An indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges the couple used more than $250,000 to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets and even fast food purchases, and then attempted to conceal the illegal spending in federal records.Even as the five-term incumbent was under investigation by the FBI, Hunter easily finished first by a 30-point margin in a June primary and established himself as a strong favorite to hold onto California’s strongly Republican 50th Congressional District in San Diego and Riverside counties, where his father held the seat for many years.Hunter’s attorney, Gregory A. Vega, has claimed there was politically motivated pressure to tarnish Hunter before the general election.In a statement, House Speaker Paul Ryan called the charges “deeply serious” and said Hunter will be removed from his committee assignments, pending resolution of the case. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Ryan should call on Hunter to resign.The California secretary of state’s office said there is no process in the elections code for Hunter to remove his name from the ballot, and there can be no write-in candidates for the November election.The indictment alleges the couple dipped into campaign cash for years to bankroll their lifestyle, while their household budget was awash in red ink. The spending ranged from the banal to the lavish, from movie tickets to a $6,288.74 family vacation at a resort in Hawaii.“The Hunters spent substantially more than they earned,” the indictment said. “They overdrew their bank account more than 1,100 times in a 7-year period resulting in approximately $37,761 in ‘overdraft’ and ‘insufficient funds’ bank fees.”Hunter’s opponent in the general election is Ammar Campa-Najjar, 29, a Democrat who has never held elective office. He received 17 percent of the votes in the primary, coming in second to Hunter. The top two vote getters in California primaries advance regardless of their party affiliation.The two sketches were done by artist Krentz Johnson. Congressman Duncan D. Hunter in Federal Court for arraignment Posted: August 23, 2018 August 23, 2018 Mike McKinnon III, AP center_img Updated: 12:12 PM Mike McKinnon III, AP, Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Duncan D. Hunter FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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The Sass Awakens Our Favorite Kylo Ren Memes

first_img Show me again, the power of the darkness, and I will let nothing stand in our way. Show me, Grandfather, and I will finish what you started.Kylo Ren—with his long inky hair, equally flowing black clothes, and occasional outbursts—gives off an undeniable air of emo.A subcultural quality that also seems to be bubbling up in Adam Driver, the 34-year-old former Marine Lance corporal, who gained worldwide acclaim for playing the Jedi Killer in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.Yet, in a recent Rolling Stone interview, the actor claimed not to know what “emo” is.“Between training for the Marines and training at Julliard to become one of his generation’s most extraordinary actors, Driver missed some stuff, including entire music genres,” the article said.That hasn’t stopped fans from lampooning his dark-and-moody character on the Internet.Check out some of our favorite Kylo Ren memes (and videos, and tweets):Kylo Rages on EverythingEveryone expresses anger differently. I tend to shout at people. Kylo Ren destroys things with his lightsaber.Motion designer Bill Bergen imagined Kylo’s everyday struggles in this 8-bit animation—”You know, like that scene from the movie.” It makes me laugh every time (and I’ve watched it many times).The Modern Adventures of Han & Ben Solo(via Solos are the very definition of dysfunctional family. But no one captures those flaws quite like Tumblr user mamalaz, who superimposes extraneous captions over gifs from The Force Awakens, and—perhaps even more hilariously—completely unrelated Adam Driver and Harrison Ford films and interviews. (Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Daisy Ridley also make appearances for added amusement.)Kylo Ren’s Top Five Most-Played iTunes SongsA sneak peek into Kylo’s “me time.” (And his psyche.)Kylo Ren: Undercover BossKylo Ren is the commander of the First Order, a massive regime dedicated to wiping out the galactic resistance. This week, Kylo is going undercover among Starkiller Base personnel as Matt, a radar technician.This Saturday Night Live parody of the oddly popular Undercover Boss series plays out perfectly—from the watercooler talk to Leslie Jones’ turn as a muffin-deprived co-worker to the heartfelt declaration by an employee whose family is going through “a rough year.”Emo Kylo Ren Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… uncle lando said my helmet made me look like a depressed lampshade and then everyone laughed and high-fived himi hate this family so much— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) December 25, 2015Following a breakout role in Girls, Adam Driver has proven his range in various roles. But his turn as angsty millennial Adam Sackler in the HBO hit has stuck to Driver like a remora to a shark. Thus, the Emo Kylo Ren Twitter account was born.In two years, Emo Kylo Ren has tweeted a mere 435 times, and follows only two accounts: Darth Vader and Hot Topic. Here’s to hoping next week’s The Last Jedi release reignites Kylo’s brooding.Safety First(via imgur)The designer of this brilliant meme remains a mystery; the creator’s name has since been deleted from imgur’s archived post. Will the real Responsible Kylo Ren please stand up?Kylo’s Daily FightStop — don’t pop! (via kylolife)So that’s why he wears a mask…(I’ve thought about it may days, myself.)A Day in the Life of Kylo RenI don’t need anger management, I need people to stop pissing me off (via’m sure they offer anger management classes on the Starkiller Base. General Hux? Captain Phasma? Help a sullen bro out? (Or at least gift him a bread knife.)In Which Kylo Ren is Very Bad at Flirting(via“Has anyone ever told you your eyes are the color of Darth Vader’s helmet glinting in the moonlight?”The guy just wants to Netflix and chill. (And by “chill,” I mostly mean kill people.) Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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HyperReality is 6 minutes of a depressing augmented reality future

first_imgThere is a lot of buzz surrounding virtual reality and augmented reality right now. Being able to enhance or change what we see by slipping on a pair of glasses or headset is exciting. What’s more exciting is a near future when such devices don’t cost very much money and get miniaturized so that they function simply by wearing a contact lens.There is a lot of potential for such tech, but as ever, the future reality isn’t going to be exactly how we envisioned it. Typically it’s worse. Hyper-Reality depicts one such potential future, and it’s quite depressing as far as I’m concerned.Set aside 6 minutes, be sure to have HD enabled, and watch the video below full screen if you can:Hyper-Reality is the work of Keichi Matsuda, who funded the project as part of a Kickstarter campaign that achieved its funding target back in December 2013 to produce a series of short films “exploring a future city saturated with technology and media.”It’s a fantastic piece of work, but such technology saturation is not a future I want to experience. Is it one we can really avoid, though?I think everything shown in the video will eventually happen. The interface that appears only to you and reacts to your hand movements, products that trigger animations and offers, gamification of all tasks, and inevitably hackers attempting to steal your identity. But I think we’ll also have the ability to block such content as many choose to do so in their browsers today with plug-ins.Control is the key to this future insanity/reality, but it is constantly being chipped away at. Eventually we could reach a point where you have to endure this constant barrage of information because you need the points awarded to pay for the things you must have to survive.last_img read more

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Adorned Dilli Haats welcome Teej Festival

first_imgA festival of feasts and celebrations, Teej marks the welcome of the monsoon season during the month of ‘Shravan’ or ‘Saawan.’  The festival is primarily dedicated to Goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva. Hence, it is also said to be an auspicious occasion for married women to be blessed with marital bliss.One can witness the celebration of annual Teej festival at the three Dilli Haats of the city where it is being organised. One of the highlighting features of the Teej Festival is the coming together of women enjoying the Teej Jhula, a swing hung from trees in villages and towns.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The celebrations are accompanied by dancing, singing folk songs, dressing up in colourful outfits, ceremonial art of applying Mehendi and sharing festive delicacies. Special Mehendi stalls put up at all the three Dilli Haats will offer hennaapplication with exclusive designs. Dilli Haat Janakpuri would be hosting competitions of making bindi, rangoli and mehendi art with an added attraction of the Teej Jhula and camel rides for kids. The evenings would be lightened up with cultural programmes specially hosted by Rajasthan Tourism showcasing the charm of the state’s folk dance and music. •       Dilli Haat, INA  When: August 16 —17, Timings 10:30 am – 10:00 pm•       Dilli Haat, Pitampura: When: August 14 – 16, Timings 11:00 am – 9:30 pm•       Dilli Haat, Janakpuri: When August 15 – 18, Timings 11:00 am – 10:00 pmlast_img read more

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Bottling up your emotions can affect your immunity

first_imgNew York: Teenagers who tend to suppress their emotions or stress can significantly impact their health which can affect their immunity levels later, according to a new study. The study, by the University of Pennsylvania in the US, explored whether the strategies adolescents used to deal with chronic stress caused by families including cognitive reappraisal – trying to think of the stressor in a more positive way – and suppression, or inhibiting the expression of emotions in reaction to a stressor, affected various metabolic and immune processes in the body. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThey found that teenagers who suppressed emotions tended to have more inflammation when their immune cells were exposed to a bacterial stimulus in the lab, even in the presence of anti-inflammatory signals. Conversely, those who used cognitive reappraisal had better metabolic measures, like blood pressure and waist-to-hip ratio. “The results could lend support to the idea that reappraising a situation during times of stress could be beneficial,” said Emily Jones, graduate student in biobehavioural health at Penn State. “For a mild stressor, this could be as simple as reframing a bad situation by thinking about it as a challenge or an opportunity for growth,” she added. The findings, published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, may help therapists and counsellors better work with children and adolescents who live in stressful environments.last_img read more

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VIDEO Browns heavy metal themed Brock Osweiler hype video is loaded with

first_imgIn one year, Brock Osweiler went from prized free agent quarterback to radioactive in NFL circles, but he is going to get a chance to start for the Browns in their upcoming preseason opener.In order to get downtrodden Browns fans pumped for Osweiler, the team made a social media hype video of the human giraffe with a rock n’ roll theme because Cleveland rocks. Despite the face melting Joe Satriani riffs, the highlights are mostly swing passes to Browns running backs.You would think this is a joke, but this does not appear to be the case.The question is, are you ready to Brock?For those about to Brock ??#UnitedByStripes @bosweiler17— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 7, 2017last_img read more

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Intel Buys SelfDriving Tech Firm MobilEye for 153 Billion

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Intel’s recent work with MobilEye on self-driving cars must have gone well, because the chip giant is buying its Jerusalem-based partner for $15.3 billion.The deal was first reported by Israeli business site The Marker but has now been confirmed by the two companies. MobilEye is one of the largest players in autonomous vehicle tech and was in the news recently over a spat with Tesla following a fatal Model S crash in Florida. However, it recently teamed with Intel on BMW’s iNext self-driving platform, which the automaker aims to put into service by 2021.The technology they’re working on isn’t just for BMW vehicles, though. The idea is to build a “scalable architecture” that can be used by any automaker, especially if they don’t want to build their own tech from scratch. As such, it could become a huge business for MobilEye, which may help explain the huge acquisition price. The deal is one of the largest acquisitions of an Israeli-based tech company ever.Despite a recent PC renaissance thanks to Microsoft’s Surface and other devices, desktops are still losing ground to mobile devices. That has affected Intel’s bottom line while benefiting companies like Qualcomm, which makes the chips used in many smartphones and tablets. The situation has forced Intel into other areas like wearables, connected homes and “internet of things” devices, none of which has exactly taken off yet.BREAKING: Intel to acquire Mobileye for $63.54 per share in cash, or about $15.3 billion. $INTC $MBLY— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) March 13, 2017Autonomous cars, on the other hand, are one of the hottest things in tech, with virtually every automaker, tech company and even peripheral firms like Uber and Lyft working on (and fighting about) them. Even if fully autonomous cars don’t work out as planned (some critics think it’s a distant pipe dream), autopilot tech that aids drivers and prevents accidents is available now on Tesla EVs and other cars. Ironically, MobilEye’s early success was due in large part to Tesla, and that partnership dissolved in a not-very-friendly way. March 13, 2017 This story originally appeared on Engadget Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min readlast_img read more

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AirAsia X announces strong Q2 operating stats

first_imgAirAsia X has announced a strong Q2 performance, with increases in capacity and passenger growth.During the second quarter of 2014, AirAsia X’s Available Seat Kilometres grew by 47 per cent year on year to 6.265 million which came from the launch of new routes to Nagoya, Japan.In terms of passenger traffic, the company recorded 5,036 million Revenue Passenger Kilometres, an increase of 44 per cent year on year, which resulted in a load fact or 80.1 per cent. On the cargo traffic side, AAX’s Freight-Tonne-KM (“FTK”) was 7.2% lower y-o-y, while cargo capacity in Available-Tonne-KM (“ATK”) increased by 27.9% y-o-y. Consequently, cargo load factor fell by 16.7 percentage points to 44.2%.The airline’s fleet has also expanded to 23 aircraft, with the delivery of a new leased A330-300.AAX has expanded to four new routes to date including Narita, Chongqing, Xian and Nagoya.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

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MCT Moves to Secure Sensitive Borrower Data

first_img November 9, 2018 590 Views Notable is that MCT recently implemented multi-factor authentication security protocols into its MCTlive! capital markets software, requiring multiple methods to verify a user’s identity for logins and transactions. In July of 2017, MCT officially rolled out its award-winning BAM platform, in part, to migrate sensitive borrower data contained in bid tapes off of email to a centralized, secure platform. MCT Moves to Secure Sensitive Borrower Data Historically, only a handful of non-identifying data points were used to determine loan pricing in the secondary market. However, the advent of Community Reinvestment Act requirements and spec pay-ups combined with the rapid adoption of delivery via bid tapes resulted in the full property address being disclosed to bidders in the majority of transactions executed over the last several years. Company officials at MCT say that the geocode-enabled conversion process has already begun with investors; addresses will be completely removed from all MCT bid tapes by 2019. MCT Mortgage Capital Trading 2018-11-09 David Wharton While clear contract terms typically govern borrower data usage for the whole loan buyer and seller, they generally fail to address the non-buying bidders, according to a review of MCT’s lender clients. This can be a sensitive area for some parties, in particular for EPO (early pay off) and servicing pre-payments, as refinancing terms do not take into account safeguards for borrower loan data during the bidding process.center_img “Concealing borrower addresses for whole loan bids is the most recent step that MCT is taking to heighten data security while protecting borrowers and lenders,” said Phil Rasori, COO and Head Trader at MCT. “We estimate that upwards of 90 percent of all secondary marketing transactions expose borrower addresses to non-buying bidders. The only investor that should eventually see the property address is the one that wins the loan. MCT’s proprietary BAM Geocoder enables investors to price LMI-CRA incentives without the address.” Rasori added, “Ensuring that our systems and processes are as secure as possible is always of the highest importance. We are confident that this new level of protection will become the standard in the near future, and we’re proud to lead the industry in this direction.” Share in Data, Headlines, journal, News, Secondary Market, Technology Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a San Diego-based mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it is incorporating the company’s patent-pending geocoding technology into its Bid Auction Manager (BAM) whole loan trading platform in order to shield borrower addresses from being shared with non-buying entities throughout the whole loan bidding process.last_img read more

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