Solari: Vinicius making ‘huge strides’ at Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid head coach Santiago Solari praised Vinicius Junior, saying the teenage forward was making “huge strides” at the club.Vinicius, 18, scored his third goal of the season in Madrid’s 3-0 win over Leganes in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie on Wednesday.The Brazilian joined the European giants in July last year and is slowly settling in, although he has made just one LaLiga start. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Solari is pleased with the way Vinicius is improving at Madrid, who recorded their first win of 2019 by beating Leganes.”It was a very good performance. Vinicius is making huge strides,” he told a news conference.”He’s always had the talent but to develop it at the Bernabeu surrounded by wonderful players speaks volumes about his confidence, rawness and the enjoyment he exudes with the ball at his feet.”He’s 18 years of age and you have to look after yourself in football. It’s important for him to keep going.”We’re very happy with his current performance levels, he’s keen to take people on. He’s bold and that individual ability to beat a man is very important in modern-day football. So far, so good. Let’s finish the job in the second leg next Wednesday! #RMCopa pic.twitter.com/TNrT1mICxC — Real Madrid C.F.  (@realmadriden) January 9, 2019 “His goal showed wonderful technique, and also how he puts defenders off balance. We hope he continues to grow both from individual and collective points of view.”Madrid, struggling in fifth in La Liga, are next in action with a trip to Real Betis on Sunday as they look to close the gap on league leaders Barcelona, who are 10 points clear of their eternal rivals at the top of the table.  The comfortable win on Wednesday should take some of the pressure off of Solari ahead of the second leg of their round of 16 clash next Wednesday.  Vinicius could also be in line for a heavier workload as Madrid are dealing with a rash of injuries to a number of the club’s top players, and Solari has continued to avoid handing starts to Isco.last_img read more

Dragon Oil Wins Contract for Additional Jack-Up …

first_imgzoom Dragon Oil plc, an international independent oil and gas exploration, development and production company, today announces that it has awarded a contract to BKE Shelf Ltd for the lease and management of two LeTourneau S116E jack-up rigs, Neptune and Mercury, in the Cheleken Contract Area, Turkmenistan.The contract is for a total period of three years. The Neptune drilling rig is expected to be available in early 4Q 2013 and will be used for nine months following which the Mercury drilling rig is anticipated to be available in 4Q 2014 and will be used for the remainder of the three-year term.Dr Abdul Jaleel Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I am delighted to announce the award of the contract for the Neptune and Mercury rigs, allowing Dragon Oil to secure jack-up drilling capacity for a period of three years. These rigs will be a good addition to our drilling fleet and will complement our drilling capacity in 2014 and beyond.” My location Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Dragon Oil, October 3, 2013last_img read more

ITBP brings 7 trekkers bodies after 500 hours of mission in Uttarakhands

first_imgPithoragarh/New Delhi: The bodies of seven mountaineers killed on the way to Nanda Devi East Peak in May were brought down Wednesday, ending an operation that involved ITBP climbers and IAF helicopters.It took the ITBP team a total of 500 hours spanning over 15 days to bring the mortal remains back so that the families of the deceased find a closure of the tragic episode. The bodies were flown to the Pithoragarh’s Naini Saini airport in IAF helicopters in afternoon from a base camp at an altitude of 15,250 ft in the mountains, where a 15-member team of the ITBP climbers had brought them down on their shoulders from another base camp at 18,000 ft, said ITBP Director General S S Deswal. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The bodies of eight-member team of the climbers, comprising seven foreigners and one Indian, were first spotted by the IAF’s search planes on June 3, days after they were reported missing on May 25. Following detection of the bodies, lying partially buried in a terrain too difficult to be retrieved from in IAF’s choppers, the ITBP launched its “daredevil” mission on June 13 and managed to reach them on foot after an “arduous” trekking and climbing operation. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThey first brought the bodies to the first base camp at 18,000 ft and then to a second one at lower altitude. From the second base camp, the bodies were first flown down to Munsiyari by helicopters and then taken to the Naini Saini airport in Pithoragarh by another IAF helicopter, District Magistrate V K Jogdande said. The bodies will be taken to Medical College Haldwani for post-mortem and identification, he added. While one of the mountaineers is still missing, the recovered seven bodies are being identified, said officials. The dead include 4 from the UK, 2 from the United States of America and one each from Australia and India. “We are still looking for the eighth mountaineer. It is expected that the body would be buried under snow and once it melts it could be retrieved,” said the ITBP DG. A little penguin doll, carabiners, ropes, foreign currency, mobile phones, passports, thermal clothing, climbing axe, water-resistant pouches, watches and a helmet was among the items that the rescue team retrieved from the bodies of the climbers, he said. Praising his personnel for carrying out the successful “unprecedented” operation, the ITBP DG told reporters at the forces’ headquarters in Delhi said that this was a unique and unprecedented operation as the force has never executed a retrieval mission at such a height in the Himalayas. Praising the ITBP team, Deswal said the rescue team carried special equipment and deep sensors to retrieve the bodies. This was an extraordinary operation given the vagaries of the weather, very difficult and inhospitable terrain but our team brought the bodies with all the respect due to the dead, he said. The ITBP chief specifically praised his men, led by ace mountaineer and second-in-command rank officer Ratan Singh Sonal, for carrying the bodies on their shoulders and bringing them down to the base camps. Deswal also also announced creation of five special rescue and relief teams of the force to undertake similar operations.last_img read more

American Express to cut 5400 jobs in onlinefocused overhaul in travel other

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Posted Jan 10, 2013 11:24 pm MDT LOS ANGELES, Calif. – American Express Co. said Thursday that it will slash about 5,400 jobs, mainly in its travel business, as it seeks to cut costs and transform its operations as more of its customers shift to online portals for booking travel plans and other needs.The job cuts will be partly offset by jobs that the company expects to add this year.American Express said the jobs eliminated will span employee seniority levels and divisions worldwide, but will primarily involve positions that do not directly generate revenue for the company.All told, the company anticipates that staffing levels will end up between 4 and 6 per cent lower this year than in 2012. The company currently has 63,500 employees.“Against the backdrop of an uneven economic recovery, these restructuring initiatives are designed to make American Express more nimble, more efficient and more effective in using our resources to drive growth,” said CEO Kenneth Chenault.Shares slipped 29 cents to $60.50 in after-hours trading. They ended regular trading up 53 cents at $60.79.American Express said it will book an after-tax charge of $287 million due to the restructuring. It’s also recording $212 million in expenses related to reward points for its cardholders and roughly $95 million in customer reimbursements and other costs.The combined charges will reduce American Express’ fourth-quarter net income by 46 per cent from a year earlier.The company projects net income of $637 million, or 56 cents per share, compared with net income of $1.2 billion, or $1.01 per share, in the same quarter of 2011.Excluding one-time items, fourth-quarter 2012 earnings amount to $1.2 billion, or $1.09 per share, ahead of analysts’ consensus forecast of $1.06 per share, according to FactSet.Revenue rose 5 per cent to $8.1 billion. Analysts expected $8.01 billion.The company is scheduled to report full results next Thursday.Overall American Express has done well after the recession, as upscale shoppers have spent freely. That’s because Amex cardholders are in general about a third more affluent than other credit card holders.Through the first nine months of 2012, revenue grew 5 per cent, while net income rose 3 per cent.Spending by cardholders jumped 8 per cent in the fourth quarter, despite some softening early in the period due to Superstorm Sandy, the company said.Chenault noted that, since the recession, American Express has been consistently gaining market share.Despite that success, he said the company must embrace new technologies, become more efficient and position itself to invest in growth opportunities in a marketplace that’s increasingly becoming defined by consumers’ use of the Internet and mobile technology.To that end, American Express’ restructuring plan calls for overhauling its travel business to cut costs and invest in ways to cater to a growing volume of customers turning to online and automated tools to make their travel arrangements.“One outcome of this ongoing shift to online is that we can serve a growing customer base with lower staffing levels,” Chenault said during a call with analysts.The company also will reconfigure its cardholder servicing and collections operations to focus more on online and mobile, rather than telephone and mail.“The overall restructuring program will put us in a better position as we seek to deliver strong results for shareholders and to maintain marketing and promotion investments at about 9 per cent of revenues,” Chenault said. American Express to cut 5,400 jobs in online-focused overhaul in travel, other businesses read more

Iraq UN refugee agency readies for massive displacement amid military offensive in

“Already, in recent months, some 213,000 people have fled their homes in different parts of the country,” Adrian Edwards, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told journalists at the regular press briefing in Geneva today. “This includes 48,000 people from the Mosul area; 87,000 from the Falluja region; and 78,000 from Shirqat, Qayyara and surrounds,” he said, explaining that the humanitarian impact of a military offensive there is expected to be enormous – with predictions of up to 1.2 million affected people. “UNHCR is doing what it can amid enormous challenges to build more camps to accommodate people and mitigate suffering, but additional land for camps and funding is still needed,” said Mr. Edwards. Iraq is already one of the world’s biggest internal displacement situations. Since January 2014, some 3.38 million people have fled their homes – among them, families who have been displaced multiple times. “UNHCR continues to advocate, in a volatile, fast-evolving and complex conflict, for freedom of movement of civilian populations,” the spokesperson elaborated. “This is especially critical when it comes to people fleeing combat zones. Everything possible should be done to ensure the safety and dignity of people affected,” he added.UNHCR Spokesperson Adrian Edwards briefs the press about the imminent dramatic displacement in Iraq as fighting moves towards Mosul. Credit: UN News Centre The UN agency provides humanitarian support, including shelter, emergency relief kits and protection services, such as legal aid for displaced families. With the impending situation in Mosul, it is currently expanding its efforts to assist hundreds of thousands more. As part of an inter-agency response, contingency plans have been drawn up to provide shelter assistance for up to 120,000 people fleeing Mosul and the surrounding areas. Across the region, a series of camps are in the process of being expanded or established while other shelter options are being prepared. In July and August, two camps were completed in Debaga, in Erbil Governorate, to house displaced Iraqis who fled villages to the east of the Tigris River. “Due to the number of daily new arrivals, UNHCR is looking to construct an additional site, and we are awaiting land to be made available by the local authorities,” Mr. Edwards continued, and added that Debaga has swollen nearly ten-fold in just a few months – from a camp housing 3,500 displaced people in March to several sites now housing more than 34,000. He went on to update reporters that north of Mosul, work is almost complete at Zelekan site in Sheikhan district – with a capacity for 1,200 tents – while preparations at Amalla site in Telafar district, north-west of Mosul, are under way for a camp capacity of 3,000 tents. Additionally, in Kirkuk, UNHCR is constructing a new camp in Daquq district, with a 1,000-tent capacity and expanding additional camp capacity at Nazrawa and Laylan, which are now completely full. Work is also under way in Salah al-Din for a 1,000-tent camp at Tal al-Seebat. UNHCR is also assessing and identifying other sites across northern Iraq in close consultation with authorities. “Altogether, UNHCR is looking to set up camps in up to six locations across northern Iraq although progress depends on both the availability of land and of funding,” the spokesperson explained. “UNHCR’s overall appeal for $584m for displaced people including Iraqi refugees in the region was only 38 per cent funded as of 2 August.” Finding available land for the new camps has become a critical issue, fraught with problems. Land is identified and provided by the local authorities and assessed by UNHCR, other UN agencies and humanitarian partners for suitability. Problems ensue as many private landowners are unwilling to lease their plots while other properties may be unsuitable due topography, frontline proximity or landmine contamination risks. Locations may also be deemed inappropriate in areas where displaced Iraqis might inflame ethnic, sectarian, religious or tribal tensions. UNHCR leads the coordination and management response for protection, shelter, non-food items and camps. The agency currently has contingency stocks of tents and other relief items for 20,000 households country-wide. read more

Greece at UN spotlights soft power to forge regional international cooperation

“Our main objective is to develop a positive, manifold agenda of cooperation in international affairs, focusing on synergies and joint activities, especially through culture as one of the main drivers of soft power in international relations, and other areas of cooperation, such as trade, education and research,” said Minister for Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias during the annual high-level debate. He explained that enhancing regional cooperation in the Balkans is the core thinking behind another Greek initiative – dialogue among Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – launched in April 2016. With a view to responding to the refugee crisis effectively and in line with European democratic values and principles, the four countries will focus, during their upcoming meeting in October, on identifying ways for better interaction on issues such as return operations, exchange of information, tackling smuggling, human trafficking, terrorism, organized crime and energy networks, he added. Greece has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring full and effective implementation of the New York Declaration and its annexes adopted last year to address the large movements of migrants. In parallel, Greece will remain committed to work in the context of the Global Compact for Migration that is to be concluded by 2018, Mr. Kotzias said. Full statement available here read more

How the trend for Facebragging could be fuelling divorce

first_img“More and more clients tell us that they regret how their marriage isn’t perfect in the way that they were led to believe it might be.“In our experience, the perception that they have failed to attain domestic perfection is rarely – if ever – the only factor in a divorce.“The pressure which it creates, however, exacerbates existing tensions or fractures in relationships across almost all age groups.” “Family, friends and businesses are so keen to use social media, in particular, as a means of promotion that spouses are being exposed to lots of very positive imagery.“It all looks so glamorous and so very exciting that people make negative comparisons with their own home lives and their husbands or wives as a result.“They seem unable to accept what they see as something of a show and not necessarily representative of daily reality for the majority of people. The internet has previously been blamed for fuelling break-ups because people’s bad behaviour was being exposed.Now it appears an even greater stress on marriage comes from dissatisfied spouses looking online and seeing behaviour which is too good to be true. Some husbands have threatened to end their marriages and take up with someone else if their wives do not maintain the toned physiques of some of their peers on social mediaHolly Tootill, JMW Solicitors In some cases husbands or wives have put pressure on each other to be as glamorous as their friends’ spouses, as portrayed on social media.“There are countless complaints about fitness and weight,” she said. “Couples are under so much pressure to maintain a perfect image.“Some husbands have threatened to end their marriages and take up with someone else if their wives do not maintain the toned physiques of some of their peers on social media.“Other marriages have fallen apart because of the strain which the economic downturn has had on the family’s lifestyle.“As the recession hit, couples had to budget and, on one occasion, a spouse simply tired of having to buy counterfeit luxuries in order to keep up the appearances with those in their social circle as a result.” In years past the task of impressing one’s friends and neighbours involved the straightforward – if expensive – urge to rush out and buy the latest gadget or embark on some grand home improvement.But in the age of social media, when Facebook timelines have become a parade of other people’s smiling babies, idyllic holidays, culinary miracles, marathon times or stellar career moves, those determined to equal or outdo their peers face a herculean task. Now divorce lawyers say the trend for so-called “Facebragging” – using social media to show off under the guise of “sharing” news – is even helping fuel marital breakups as more couples succumb to pressure to live up to unrealistic expectations.While the old maxim that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence has long been familiar to divorce lawyers, social media has helped take discontent to new levels, they believe. Holly Tootill, a family lawyer with JMW Solicitors, which handles just over 300 divorces a year, said  around one in five marital splits on the firm’s books involve spouses complaining about their “imperfect” marriages. Social media has became a major conduit for discontent and unrealistic expectations, she said.“There is a relatively small percentage of cases in which individuals are encountering evidence of improper behaviour by their partners on social media,” she said.“But it is, if you like, the volume and frequency of apparent perfection portrayed on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and in lifestyle and entertainment magazines which is a far greater problem. Photographs – often carefully selected to show people in the best light before being shared – can prove particularly toxic in some contexts, she added. More and more clients tell us that they regret how their marriage isn’t perfect in the way that they were led to believe it might beHolly Tootill 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.last_img read more

Croatia CO Zagreb hardly against Nexe to the Autumn title

The absolute ruler of Croatia in last twenty years, C.O Zagreb had big problems to win over the biggest rival at national scene, Nexe from Našice 30:29 (15:17). In front of 1.400 fans in Našice, with a goal of Marko Kopljar 20 seconds before the end of the match, one of the most important European teams won Autumn title. Both teams has 14 wins and this was a derby match at the end of the first part of the season at Round 15.NEXE – CROATIA OSIGURANJE 29:30 (17:15)NEXE: P.Lelić, Buljubašić, Eter 2, F. Lelić 1, Mrđenović 3, Barišić-Jaman 7(2), Kedžo 2, Markotić 3, Kapular, Rajković, Obad 5, Kević 1, Tomašević, Blažević 1, Velić 2, Šunjić (23+1).CROATIA OSIGURANJE: Šego , Čelić, Marić 3, Tarabochia, Kopčo, Kovačević 3, Kopljar 5, Jakšić 8(2), Škof (5+0), Špiler 4(2), Gojun, Štrlek, Valčić 2, Balić 4, Gal 1. ← Previous Story Zlatko Horvat will miss WC 2011 in Sweden! Next Story → EHF EURO 2010 (Main Round): Montenegro vs Romania for semifinal Croatian handballNexe Našice read more

Jorge Maqueda goes to HBC Nantes

← Previous Story Message to Neagu: Cristina, London is waiting for us! Next Story → Barbara Lazovic “stays” Slovenian Next three years, Spanish NT player, Jorge Maqueda (24) will play in the French team, HBC Nantes. After F.C Barcelona and Aragon Zaragoza, right back of the Spanish NT at the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia, where he scored 18 goals for the team of Valero Rivera, move from Spain to France to the ambitious team of Nantes.Michele Skatar leaves team on the end of season.HBC Nantes is currently fifth in the French LNH. Aragon Zaragoza handballFrench handballHBC NantesJorge Maqueda read more

Apple campus evacuated after bomb threat

first_imgA telephoned bomb threat in Apple’s Elk Grove, Calif., facility led to an evacuation Monday morning. The campus serves as a distribution center, as well as a call center for the Cupertino Calif., branch. The campus received a phone call with the bomb threat sometime between 8:05 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. PST.People with knowledge of the incident told AppleInsider that the eastern three buildings — A, B, and C — had been evacuated. As a distribution center, the campus is used for receiving, warehousing, and logistics, and is made up of three warehouses totaling 450,000 square feet. The evacuated buildings house refurbished products, returns, finance, and human resource operations. AppleInsider said the buildings were evacuated around 9:30 a.m. PST.According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple declined to comment, and differed all questions to the Elk Grove Police Department. Several hundred employees evacuated the facility following the phone call after the police were contacted. Elk Grove, a suburb of Sacramento, received help from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, which brought five bomb-sniffing dogs.The search operation didn’t find any explosives, and, according to Elk Grove police officer Chris Trim, a criminal investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the threat.Read more at the Wall Street Journal and AppleInsiderlast_img read more

ANZAC Crete memorial a step closer

first_imgPlans to erect a memorial plaque on the site of the famous ‘charge at 42nd Street’ by ANZAC troops during the Battle of Crete, have moved forward, with the Municipality of Chania identifying a plot of public land for the memorial. The municipality has confirmed its official support to the project, which commemorates, a significant but not widely known action, in which Australian and Kiwi troops pushed back the German advance on May 27 1941, buying precious time for allied troops to be evacuated from Crete. The action took place near the village of Tsikarion, near Souda Bay. The site has never had any kind of signage to show the momentous events that occurred there. Last year a charitable trust was set up in Australia – ‘The Friends of 42nd Street’ – to coordinate fundraising for the project by Ms Glenda Humes, eldest daughter of Aboriginal Anzac, Captain Reg Saunders MBE, who took part in the charge, and who was protected by Cretan villagers for a year after the allied surrender. Ms Humes told Neos Kosmos that she was delighted to receive the news from Chania. “It’s crucial to find an appropriate site on public land, and we’re very grateful for the efforts of the municipality. “We can now go forward with confidence on fundraising here and in New Zealand, to realise the project.” Melbourne-based plaque maker, Dr Ross Bastiaan AM, who has been approached by project organisers to create the bronze, told Neos Kosmos: “This is excellent news. It’s always very important to have the local authorities involved from the outset. This validates the project hugely.” Dr Bastiaan, a periodontist, has made and installed more than 160 Australian military history plaques in more than 20 countries. His works include memorials at the Menin Gate in Belgium, the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, and at Sandakan in Borneo. He has created a number of memorials previously in Greece, including at Sfakia, Chania, Rethymno and the Greek National War Memorial at Heraklion. The ‘Friends of 42nd Street Trust’ is keen to discuss sponsor arrangements with organisations and individuals wishing to support this initiative in any way. For further details contact Glenda Humes on 0439 790797. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Money to Burn Poll Should You Buy a Funko Talking Chuck Norris

first_img Chuck Norris sucks. Yes his 1980s movie schlock like The Delta Force and his 1990s TV schlock like Walker, Texas Ranger may have been legitimately fun in their day and ironically fun now. But this is also a dude who currently thinks sentient slime piles Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz are worth endorsing. He’s like the terrible reality, and not vaguely appealing dream, of a kung fu Tim Allen.Also, Jeet Kune Do >>>>>>>> Chun Kuk Do.If you want to enjoy old American action stars who aren’t quite sad enough yet to ruin your good time, just stick with Sylvester Stallone or Bruce Willis or pretty much anyone else in The Expendables who isn’t Mel Gibson. Chuck Norris is awful.However, a toy can’t disappoint you like a real man can. So I understand why someone might want to pick up a Funko Talking Chuck Norris Plush. Unlike the normal hard plastic Funkos we typically cover, this one is soft and cuddly, even the guns and angry facial hair. And hopefully the dialogue the doll spouts are more tough guy one-liner catchphrases and less bigoted political rants.Everyone should reject the real Chuck Norris, but should you buy the Funko Talking Chuck Norris Plush if you have Money to Burn? Let us know! Should You Buy a Funko Talking Chuck Norris Plush?Yes (Money!)No (Burn!)VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comShould You Buy a Funko Talking Chuck Norris Plush?Money to Burn is Geek.com’s ongoing series of polls. We put up a geeky auction or sales listing, talk about it, and leave it up to you whether or not the physical item is worth buying (Money) or is just cheap trash (Burn). And of course you should leave a comment explaining your rationale. Then be sure to keep coming back to Geek.com to vote in the latest poll. Dispose of that income, you dorks! Stay on target Money to Burn: Should You Buy Mac Tonight Merch?Money to Burn Poll: Should You Buy a Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller? last_img read more

SPOILERS 1128 NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University to air on

first_img Wilderness Adventurer Coyote Peterson Takes on the Worlds Most Painful Stings Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ WWE taped the following NXT tapings on Wednesday from Full Sail University.11/28 NXT TV tapings:* Dark Match: Luke Menzies def. Mansoor.* Matt Riddle def. Punishment Martinez (in his NXT TV debut). After the match, Kassius Ohno showed up on the ramp and knocked out Riddle.* The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler) def. Humberto Carrillo and Raul Mendoza.* NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler def. Dakota Kai.* NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa walked out to cut a promo about his title reign when he was interrupted by Aleister Black. Black wanted to invoke his rematch for a shot at the title at TakeOver: Phoenix. Johnny Gargano interrupts saying he isn’t finished with Black. Ciampa suggests a steel cage match. Black tries to hit Black Mass on Gargano, but Gargano gets away and Black connects on Ciampa.* EC3 def. Bobby Fish.* Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch def. The Mighty.* Mia Yim def. Reina Gonzalez.* Ricochet def. Tyler Breeze to retain the NXT North American Championship.Prince Pretty is home! @MmmGorgeous pic.twitter.com/OLMS1mr7pi— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) November 29, 2018* Io Shirai and Dakota Kai def. Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke.* Dominik Dijakovic def. Aaron Mackey.* Heavy Machinery def. an unknown tag team.* Matt Riddle def. Kassius Ohno.* Jaxson Ryker def. Mitch Taverna.* Bianca Belair def. Lacey Evans, Mia Yim and Io Shirai to become No. 1 Contender for the NXT Women’s Championship. She will challenge Baszler at TakeOver: Phoenix.* The Undisputed Era (Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly) def. Heavy Machinery to retain the NXT Tag Team Championships.* Johnny Gargano def. Aleister Black in a steel cage match. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa slammed the cage door in the face of Black towards the end. When Ciampa entered the ring, he had a stare down with Gargano and Black was down. As Black got up, both Ciampa and Gargano connected with knees. Gargano scores the pinfall.Source: F4WOnlineCAGE pic.twitter.com/MtVqaSSM7R— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) November 29, 2018 Now Playing Up Next David Hasselhoff Married in Italy Videos Articles 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Now Playing Up Next Facebook Calcio: Premier League pi ricca, divario crescente con la serie A Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipLacey Evans Shows Up In Stellar Outfit To Make Monday Night RAW DebutVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 46.72%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Tyson Fury Twitter NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Lacey Evans Shows Up In Stellar Outfit To Make Monday Night RAW Debut WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Next Ace Frehley Is Back in the New York Groove Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Suspected Quik Chek Market shooter held without bail

first_imgKayla Chapman LONGVIEW — The man accused of shooting and killing Holt’s Quik Chek Market cashier Kayla Chapman during an early-morning robbery last week will be held without bail until his trial, Superior Court Judge Stephen Warning ruled Thursday afternoon.And court documents released this week reveal several more details about the case, including allegations about the type of weapon used, the suspect’s condition at the time he allegedly stole the getaway car, and a clarification about his girlfriend’s role. And Kelso Police Chief Andrew Hamilton on Thursday announced that he expects further arrests in the case.D’Anthony Leslie Williams, 19, of Vancouver could spend life in prison without the chance of parole if convicted unless he was found to have some kind of mental disability. He is charged with first-degree aggravated murder with a firearm, first-degree robbery with a firearm, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm (a 9 millimeter handgun), possession of a stolen vehicle, and possession of methamphetamine.Due to a state Supreme Court decision, Williams would not face the death penalty.“The weight of the evidence against the defendant is strong,” deputy prosecutor Eric Bentson told Warning on Thursday.Court documents filed by the prosecution argue Williams is too dangerous to be given bail before trial or a plea.“Due to the extremely violent nature of robbing and murdering Kayla Chapman, (Williams) presents an extremely high risk of danger if released,” the filing said. “As surveillance shows, he attempted to shoot Chapman immediately upon entering (the Quick Chek) and attempted to shoot her again before robbing her. Then, despite the fact that she had cooperated, and after he had obtained the stolen property, he shot and killed Chapman.”Nevertheless, Williams’ court-appointed defense attorney Ian Maher argued for $5 million bail, saying the only evidence presented in court so far is from a police probable cause statement.last_img read more

Video How To Think Like An Engineer Chapter 2

first_imgIt’s almost the end of the semester.In the final chapter of a two part video series, a group of freshmen engineering students at Rice University are prepping to present their first prototypes. If you missed chapter one, you can watch it here. These young people have been working on projects for clients like NASA and the Houston Zoo.Want to see more Imaginarium? New videos drop every Monday on YouTube. Subscribe to our channel. Sharelast_img

Schedule Set for TopSeeded Cardinals at ACC Baseball Championship

first_imgLouisville is the top seed in the tournament for the third time in five years since joining the league in 2015. The Cardinals are searching for their first ACC Tournament title after reaching the championship game last season. Tickets are available by calling 919.956.Bull (2855), ext.3, or online at https://www.milb.com/durham/ballpark/acc-baseball-championship Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After capturing the top seed in the ACC Baseball Championship on Saturday, the schedule is set for the seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team this week at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. Head coach Dan McDonnell led the Cardinals to a 43-13 record during the regular season, marking the 12th time UofL has crossed the 40-win mark in 13 years under McDonnell’s guidance. Only three teams finished the regular season with more wins than the Cardinals, and only one power five program tallied more than Louisville’s 21 wins in conference play. The top-seeded Cardinals will take on 12th-seeded Boston College on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., ET and eighth-seeded Clemson Thursday at 11:00 a.m., ET. Pool play runs Tuesday through Friday with the semifinals and championship set for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.center_img Story Links Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s noon championship game will be televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on the ACC Network Extra. 2019 ACC Championship Bracket last_img read more

Cockroaches made to follow directions via wireless nerve stimulation

first_img More information: Locomotion control of hybrid cockroach robots, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2014.1363AbstractSupernatural belief presents an explanatory challenge to evolutionary theorists—it is both costly and prevalent. One influential functional explanation claims that the imagined threat of supernatural punishment can suppress selfishness and enhance cooperation. Specifically, morally concerned supreme deities or ‘moralizing high gods’ have been argued to reduce free-riding in large social groups, enabling believers to build the kind of complex societies that define modern humanity. Previous cross-cultural studies claiming to support the MHG hypothesis rely on correlational analyses only and do not correct for the statistical non-independence of sampled cultures. Here we use a Bayesian phylogenetic approach with a sample of 96 Austronesian cultures to test the MHG hypothesis as well as an alternative supernatural punishment hypothesis that allows punishment by a broad range of moralizing agents. We find evidence that broad supernatural punishment drives political complexity, whereas MHGs follow political complexity. We suggest that the concept of MHGs diffused as part of a suite of traits arising from cultural exchange between complex societies. Our results show the power of phylogenetic methods to address long-standing debates about the origins and functions of religion in human society. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Texas A&M University has found a way to control the path a cockroach takes as it walks using wireless technology. In their paper published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the team, made up of mechanical engineers and entomologists, describe how they created little backpacks for the bugs and implanted electrodes to allow for movement control. Cockroaches are durable, of that there is little question, they live in places where others cannot. That makes them attractive research subjects. In this effort, the researchers sought to duplicate or improve on efforts by other teams attempting to remotely control insects or even rats or mice. In this case, the team created a small backpack and filled it with a very tiny microcontroller, wireless receiver and of course a battery. Next, they inserted electrodes into the body of a test cockroach to stimulate the bug’s nervous system. After putting the backpack on the cockroach and connecting the electrodes, the team found that they could control the movement of the bug by introducing stimulation to either its right or left side, similar to reins on a horse. That allowed them to direct the cockroach as it moved around in test areas. The approach, was not perfect, of course, the team found that the cockroach responded correctly approximately 60 percent of the time—but that could be enough, because if the bug does not respond correctly the first time, it can be given another jolt to correct its path.Such studies straddle ethical boundaries, some have noted, if humans create cyborgs to crawl into misbehaving nuclear reactors or skittle around in debris looking for survivors after earthquakes, for them, does that cross a moral line? What if the technology moves to dogs, cats or even monkeys?There is also the question of how well the technology might work in practice, prior research has found that sometimes the creature under study grows used to the electrode stimulation and begins to ignore it. The team in Texas appears unfazed, they next plan to see if they can achieve the same results with electrodes placed outside the body, avoiding the need for implants. Citation: Cockroaches made to follow directions via wireless nerve stimulation (2015, March 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-cockroaches-wireless-nerve.html Explore further Discoid cockroach with attached electronic backpack (battery on top, board attached to the forewings). The electrodes enter the body through the pronotum. Credit: Journal of the Royal Society Interface, DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2014.1363center_img © 2015 Tech Xplore Researchers develop technique to remotely control cockroaches (w/ Video) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Journal of the Royal Society Interfacelast_img read more

Officials in Costa Ricas capital evacuate 60000 people during earthquake drill

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s capital to run earthquake drill Thursday Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica Two Good Friday quakes rock Costa Rica Earthquake in Cartago damaged dozens of houses Employees of the National Insurance Institute at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 leave their offices in downtown San José to move to a designated safe area across the street in Parque España. Emergency response agencies, public offices and businesses in downtown San José participated in an earthquake drill that involved the evacuation of nearly 60,000 people in over 90 buildings of the capital. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson 23

first_imgArizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) runs against the St. Louis Rams during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The sharp cut at the 40-yard line in this video is demonstrative. A 23-year-old Johnson would have taken that carry to the end zone. A 27-year-old Johnson wouldn’t have made that first defender miss. A 30-year-old Johnson forces a missed tackle and scampers 40 yards through open prairie land provided by the best surrounding talent of his career. When the Arizona Cardinals signed veteran Chris Johnson in August, they professed a belief that he still had some good football left in him.However, even they may not have known he would be this good.The 30-year-old former Tennessee Titan and New York Jet is second in the NFL with 405 rushing yards, and his average of 5.1 yards per carry has him tied for eighth.Working under a one-year, $870,000 contract that could be worth up to $2 million if he rushes for 1,300 yards and reaches the Pro Bowl, it’s clear the Cardinals found themselves a steal in their backfield. Top Stories Comments   Share   According to NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling, he is the second-best offseason bargain in all of football.2. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals running back: After taking a bullet to the shoulder on top of a disappointing 2014 season, Johnson was free for the taking in mid-August when the Cardinals came calling due to a litany of hamstring injuries in their backfield. The Arizona version of Johnson is reliant upon vision, patience and physicality that were missing in recent seasons. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling As of now, it appears Johnson has taken hold of the Cardinals’ No. 1 running back job, though going forward he will be competing with Andre Ellington and David Johnson for carries. That could limit his numbers, though as long as he keeps running the way he has then there should be no shortage of opportunities for the three-time Pro Bowler. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more