This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. One of the liveliest sessions at this year’s NESEA-sponsored conference (BuildingEnergy 16) in Boston was a panel discussion featuring four remodeling contractors. These energy-conscious New England builders talked about the challenges they face as they try to incorporate energy improvements into remodeling projects.The session, “Retrofit Like You Care About It: Inspiring Homeowners to Care About Efficiency,” featured Jamie Wolf (owner of Wolfworks in Avon, Connecticut), Joe Carry (owner of Decumanus Green in Lenox, Massachusetts), Heather Thompson (owner of Thompson Johnson Woodworks, Peaks Island, Maine), and Paul Eldrenkamp (owner of Byggmeister in Newton, Massachusetts).Moderator Dan Kolbert (owner of Kolbert Building in Portland, Maine) joined the discussion during the question-and-answer period.Each of the panelists spoke for a few minutes, and then the audience was invited to ask questions. Jamie Wolf “Performance is invisible. So how can we help homeowners learn to value what they can’t see?”“We bear the responsibility to alleviate our clients’ confusion. People want to make smart choices. So provide your clients with a set of smart choices.”“We need to anchor our ideas to a compelling story. ‘Barefoot comfort’ is a familiar sensation. It’s a useful place to start.”“Ice dams inspire action. Ice dams provide an opportunity to explain systemic failures.”“Don’t start with the solution; start with problem-seeking. Diagnosis comes before treatment. Start with blower-door testing and energy modeling.”“Make decisions that are important for performance early in the design process.”“Communicating all of this takes patience and persistence. Keep calm and choose your battles wisely.” Joe Carry “The builders I admire don’t present green building as an option. They only do one kind of building.”
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on September 26 laid the foundation stone of the Bhopal metro rail project to be set up at a cost of ₹6,941.4 crore. Mr. Nath performed the ‘bhumi pujan’ (ground-breaking ceremony) for the project near Gayatri Mandir on Hoshangabad Road here. State Urban Development Minister Jaiwardhan Singh, veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and other state ministers were present on the occasion.“Two metro rail corridors will be built in the city, one 14.94-km-long, connecting Karond Circle to AIIMS, and the other 12.88-km-long, from Bhadbhada Chouraha to Ratnagiri Square,” Mr. Jaiwardhan Singh said. The project, to be set up at a cost of ₹6,941.4 crore, will have a 26.08-km-long elevated section and a 1.79 km underground section, he said. Around 28 metro stations, including two underground, will be built under the project. “The deadline for the first phase of the project is December 2022,” the Minister added.
Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lee says UST will use loss to UP as motivation Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PBA IMAGESSan Miguel caught fire early and built enough cushion to hold off Barangay Ginebra, 107-103, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Terrence Watson impressed in his debut as he unloaded 28 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal.ADVERTISEMENT Watson, the Beermen’s third import this conference, replaced the underwhelming Terik Bridgeman.Arwind Santos also continued his stellar showing, pouring in 23 markers built on three 3-pointers off the bench while Chris Ross got 20 points, five assists, four boards, and four steals while also defending Ginebra import Justin Brownlee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut it was Alex Cabagnot, who came to the rescue for San Miguel (5-3), drilling the killer jumper with 54.1 seconds to spare and the final free throws to put the Gin Kings away. He finished with 16 markers, five assists, and three rebounds.“Before this game, I was really worried because Ginebra has been playing well. But my players really showed what they got and I’m really proud of them,” said coach Leo Austria. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. June Mar Fajardo posted 10 points and 15 rebounds as he, Watson, and Ross triggered the Beermen’s early assault that had them leading, 30-16, in the first quarter before extending it to as high as 26, 59-33 early in the third quarter.Japeth Aguilar paced Ginebra (7-2) with 18 points and seven rebounds, LA Tenorio flirted with a triple-double with 17 markers, seven boards, and six dimes, and Greg Slaughter had 16 points and seven rebounds in the loss.The San Miguel defense, anchored by Ross, kept Brownlee in check as he was held to only 14 markers on 7-of-18 shooting from the field, to go with 12 boards and seven assists.The scores:SAN MIGUEL 107 – Watson 28, Santos 23, Ross 20, Cabagnot 16, Fajardo 10, Lassiter 7, Rosser 3, Heruela 0, De Ocampo 0.ADVERTISEMENT GINEBRA 103 – J. Aguilar 18, Tenorio 17, Slaughter 16, Brownlee 14, Ferrer 11, Thompson 7, Caguioa 3, Mercado 2, R. Aguilar 0, Taha 0.Quarters: 30-16, 56-33, 87-65, 107-103.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
New Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) Businesses in Asia are confident that initial public offering (IPO) activity will see an upsurge in the coming year, according to a new report.A survey of senior executives found that 44 per cent of Asia-based respondents expect IPO markets to return to last years highs within a year.The study titled Taking Stock: Going Public in Volatile Times was conducted by global law firm Reed Smith, in partnership with Mergermarket.A further 11 per cent believe markets will rebound within six months, while none expect a rebound in other regions.However, respondents also show caution, with 70 per cent saying the recent turmoil in Chinese equity markets has influenced their IPO strategy.”It is challenging in the more established Asian markets such as Singapore and Hong Kong, in part due to the domino effect of US Fed rate decisions and the Chinese slowdown, but also just the sheer base of each market is very different,” Reed Smith corporate partner, Hong Kong, Denise Jong said.Jong further said Singapore is much smaller, while Hong Kong is a bit bigger – and so may be able to weather the storm better.The report assesses the recent volatility in the capital markets, how companies are preparing themselves to launch IPOs when markets become receptive to new issues, and the post-IPO challenges companies may face.”Investor appetite for IPOs has dulled considerably over the last 12 months,” says Nick Cheek, global managing editor at Remark, the publishing and events division of the Mergermarket Group.advertisementGlobal IPO volume has fallen 38 per cent to just 339 in the first six months of 2016, from the first half of 2015 with a total of 544.”The reasons for the decline have been well documented including uncertainty surrounding the outcomes of both the 2016 US election and the UKs EU referendum ? where the leave result has only succeeded in ratcheting up the volatility. Yet despite the uncertainty, the results of our survey suggest that companies globally are optimistic about the future direction of activity,” Cheek said.When it comes to post-IPO challenges, 59 per cent of respondents cited greater public scrutiny among their top three reservations, while nearly half (49 per cent) said concern about their stock being subject to market volatility ranked in the top three. Short-termism, shareholder pressure and the risk of litigation also ranked high in the list of reservations about being a publicly listed company, the report added.The survey was conducted on 100 C-level executives, across Asia pacific, North America and Europe. All 100 companies are considering IPO in next three years. PTI DRR ANU
NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Talbot has certainly stunned a few people with his outstanding play in place of star goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Not his New York Rangers teammates.“It didn’t surprise anybody in here,” Marc Staal said after Talbot made 38 saves and the streaking Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on March 15 for their 14th victory in 17 games.“We’re excited for him to get an opportunity to show what he’s got on a consistent basis. He’s been very good for us as a backup. It’s his time to shine.”Lundqvist has been out since Feb. 2 with a strained blood vessel in his neck, yet New York (44-17-7) has an NHL-best 95 points and has earned at least one point in 17 of 18 games. James Sheppard and Matt Hunwick each scored his first goal for the Rangers.The Panthers, who began the day six points out of a playoff spot, lost in regulation for the first time in five games. Brandon Pirri scored his 15th goal, and Dan Ellis made 32 saves.“You only get rewarded for wins,” Panthers captain Willie Mitchell said. “It’s just two points at this time of year.”New York led 1-0 after a disjointed first period due to Sheppard’s sixth goal of the season — his first with the Rangers — and Talbot’s diving save on Jussi Jokinen with 49.6 seconds left.Sheppard, a late addition to the lineup, was acquired from San Jose for a fourth-round draft pick in 2016 on March 1, the day before the trade deadline.“(The goal) was out of the blue,” Sheppard said. “Guys are scoring, guys are playing hard, guys are blocking shots. It’s really fun to come to a team (where each player) does that for the guy sitting next to him.”Talbot stopped 20 shots in the second. His most difficult save came on Mitchell’s behind-the-net bank attempt with 6 minutes left that Talbot pinned against his legs and glove.The goalie also benefited from a bit of good fortune when Aaron Ekblad’s wrist shot hit the crossbar with the Panthers trailing 1-0 with 1:57 remaining in the period.“Sometimes you hit a hot goalie, (and Talbot’s) hot,” Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr said. “What else (is there) to say? We didn’t score.”New York’s lead grew to 2-0 when Hunwick’s point drive eluded Ellis 8:37 into the third. Just like Sheppard’s goal, it was Hunwick’s first with the Rangers.Pirri’s goal with 9:49 left spoiled Talbot’s shutout bid. Florida outshot New York 39-34 but went 0 for 3 on the power play. New York was 0 for 2 with the man advantage.“We played the best team in the league and nobody (has) played them like that,” Jagr said. “It’s not over. We have 13, 14 games left. … We have to win 11, 12 of the remaining games.”TweetPinShare0 Shares
MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup on Saturday.Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes Halldorsson. The Iceland goalkeeper dived to his right and got two hands behind the ball.Argentina took the lead in the 19th when Sergio Aguero scored with a rising left-footed shot. Alfred Finnbogason equalized for Iceland four minutes later.Iceland created several first-half chances despite finishing the match with only 27 percent of the possession.—By GRAHAM DUNBAR , AP Sports WriterIceland’s Emil Hallfredsson controls the ball during the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson makes a save after penalty shot of Argentina’s Lionel Messi, left, during the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Victor Caivano)Argentina’s Lionel Messi covers his face at the end of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)ADDS THAT HE SCORES THE SECOND GOAL France’s Paul Pogba, second left, scores his side’s second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Continue Reading Previous Solid Sands: next-generation release of SuperTest compiler test and validation suiteNext Parasoft introduces new release of its testing product suite Covering a surface area of just 2.3 x 1.2mm and with a 2mm height, Harwin’s S0911-46R shield can clip is the smallest surface mount EMI/RFI shield clip currently available on the market. Consequently it is much better at addressing the demands being set by the latest generation of high-density electronic systems. This ultra-compact component, which has a Beryllium Copper construction with Tin over Nickel plating, enables shielding cans with sides of only 1mm in length to be fitted, in order that minimal board real estate is taken up. Designed for 0.2mm can thicknesses, it is suitable for cans that have complex shapes.The S0911-46R is accompanied by the S0921-46R corner shield can clip, which provides additional shielding at the corner gaps of cans. This clip component is able to accommodate Harwin’s larger thickness shield cans (0.3mm thick), with each corner clip only taking up 6mm squared of PCB surface area.By using the clip-based approach propounded by these products, engineers are able to avoid needing to solder the required shield can to the PCB. This not only significantly simplifies the production process, but offers much greater flexibility too. Attaching the shield can to the board is a straightforward procedure that may be carried out rapidly. Since solder is no longer needed, environmental impact is much less of a concern. It also eliminates the heat sink effect that is associated with direct soldering of the can to the PCB. Furthermore, the shield can be easily removed after deployment for inspection or maintenance purposes.The S09 shield clips are targeted at use in electronics designs where space is seriously restricted, such as wearable devices (smart watches, fitness trackers), IoT equipment (sensor nodes, data acquisition modules) and portable consumer products (smartphones, MP3 players, action cameras). Their compact design means that they are suitable for a broad array of different applications. An operational temperature range covering -55 to +105°C is supported, in order to ensure that the highest degrees of reliability are upheld. Shipped in a tape-and-reel format, they are optimized for automated production lines.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Gambhir was a crucial thread in India’s successful campaigns in the 2011 World Cup and the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007. Gambhir was the top-scorer for India in the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup finals.Gambhir’s fluent 75 paved the way for a competitive total which India narrowly defended against Pakistan in the final of the World T20.Four years later, in the 2011 World Cup finals, Gautam Gambhir was involved in a crucial 109-run stand with MS Dhoni. Gambhir was dismissed for 97 but not before he had firmly put India on the road to glory.India created history in 2011 by becoming the first host nation to win the World Cup. But that could not have been possible without the effort of Gambhir.Earlier, Gambhir was also involved in an 83-run stand with Virat Kohli for the third wicket.After putting 274 runs on board, Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga had removed Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early and the Lankans were going gung-ho, that’s when Kohli and Gambhir arrived. They batted with gusto to change the face of the game.GAUTAM GAMBHIR’S 75 FLOORS PAKISTANIt was not the first time that Gambhir had stepped up his performance in a big final. In the 2007 World T20 final against arch-rivals Pakistan, it was Gambhir whose knock helped India post a competitive total.Gambhir opened the innings with Yusuf Pathan. India did get the ideal start but loss of wickets at regular intervals hurt India’s progress.advertisement However, Gambhir was firm at his end and scored runs at will.He smashed 75 off 54 balls, a knock that was studded with eight fours and a couple of sixes, to help India post 157/5 from their 20 overs.In reply, Pakistan fell 5 runs short and India lifted the title in the inaugural edition of the World T20.NUMBER 1 IN TESTS, T20IsGautam Gambhir reached the career-high ranking of No.1 in Tests in 2009 two years after he was ranked No.1 T20I batsman. In ODIs, Gambhir achieved his career-best 8th rank in ODIs.Gambhir played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is for India since making his international debut in 2003 in Dhaka. The left-handed bat scored 10,324 runs in international cricket.GLORIOUS IPL CAREERGambhir had a successful career in the Indian Premier League. He led Kolkata Knight Riders to glory in 2012 and 2014 and is only one the three captains to win the IPL title two times.He is also the second most successful captain in the history of the league with 71 wins in 129 matches.Gambhir returned to Delhi Daredevils, now known as Delhi Capitals, in 2018 after 7 years at Kolkata Knight Riders. He captained Delhi in the first six matches of the 2018 IPL season but following a string of poor results, Gambhir stepped down from his post. However, that was also Gambhir’s final match in the Delhi outfit.Gambhir played 154 matches over 11 season of the IPL and scored 4218 runs. Gambhir also jointly holds the record for most half-centuries the cash-rich T20 league.SWANSONGThe 37-year-old had recently stepped down as Delhi’s Ranji Trophy captain.The Ranji Trophy game between Delhi and Andhra Pradesh starting Thursday at the Feroz Shah Kotla will be Gambhir’s last match of his glorious career.Also Read | Gautam Gambhir retires: 6 games of IPL 2018 and I knew my time was upAlso Read | Gautam Gambhir announces retirement from all forms of cricket
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Chelsea One Direction star Horan trained with Mourinho’s Chelsea Jamie Smith 06:09 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Arsenal v Chelsea José Mourinho During his time in charge of the Blues, Jose Mourinho invited the pop star to work with the club as he recovered from knee reconstruction surgery One Direction star Niall Horan has revealed how he spent four months training with Chelsea.The Irish singer was invited to spend time at the Premier League club by then-manager Jose Mourinho.Horan explained he trained at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground as part of his recovery from a knee injury, in order to prepare for a One Direction world tour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Jose – great man,” Horan told talkSPORT. “I really enjoyed his company.”I got to know him when I had my knee reconstructed about three or four seasons ago. I needed to have some rehab done to get back on tour – this was December and I had to be back on tour in May – and I’d basically had a knee reconstruction.”I had Jose Mourinho’s details from when me and the One Direction lads went to visit the Real Madrid training ground when he was manager at the time.”I got in touch with him and he invited me down the [Chelsea] training ground – he told the doctors I was one of his players and he needs me back fit.”I ended up spending every day there for four months with all the players – I became part of the furniture!”Horan’s One Direction colleague Louis Tomlinson has also been involved in football, joining Doncaster Rovers on non-contract terms but failing to make a first-team appearance for his hometown club.Tomlinson also failed in an attempted takeover at the League One club in 2014, while he and Horan have featured in Soccer Aid matches to raise funds for charity. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
With their hopes of lifting some pre-season silverware over, both Newcastle United and West Ham will look to bounce back from respective drubbings when they meet in Shanghai in the third-place play-off of the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy.The Magpies, whose new manager Steve Bruce will be in the stands this weekend, fell to Wolves while the Hammers found themselves outclassed by champions Manchester City in Nanjing earlier this week.Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be looking to make amends for the manner of their defeat against the Citizens while new Newcastle boss Bruce will have a chance to observe his squad as he prepares for the daunting task of keeping them in the top flight this coming campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Game Newcastle vs West Ham Date Saturday, July 20 Time 10am BST / 11am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will not be broadcast. US TV channel Online stream n/a n/a In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League. It can be streamed via Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Newcastle squad Goalkeepers Dubravka, Darlow, Woodman, Harker Defenders Clark, Dummett, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Lazaar, Sterry, Bailey, Watts, Allan Midfielders Ki, Colback, Shelvey. Ritchie, Hayden, S. Longstaff, M. Longstaff Forwards Aarons, Murphy, Gayle, Muto With no new signings yet to be made and the big-money exit of Ayoze Perez confirmed alongside Rafa Benitez’s departure, Steve Bruce will face a race to prepare his squad for the new season.He’ll be hoping that the stalwarts of the Magpies come to the fore in this encounter, though he will be unable to manage them as he does not have a working visa.Confirmed Starting XI (5-3-2): Dubravka; Sterry, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie; Colback, Hayden, Shelvey; Muto, SorensenSubstitutes: Darlow, Woodman, Manquillo, Fernandez, Lazaar, Bailey, Watts, Ki, S. Longstaff, M. Longstaff, Murphy, Aarons, Allan Position West Ham squad Goalkeepers Fabianski, Roberto, Martin Defenders Cresswell, Diop, Ogbonna, Reid, Fredericks, Zabaleta, Johnson Midfielders Rice, Sanchez, Wilshere, Obiang, Noble, Cullen, Lanzini Forwards Hernandez, Anderson, Yarmolenko, Antonio, Snodgrass, Diangana Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping to inspire his side into restoring some pride after they were outgunned by City, though he is of course without the club’s two big new signings, Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller.There will likely be a chance however for his forwards to impress and help sway themselves towards a starting berth with the latter when the new season rolls around.Confirmed Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Cullen; Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Anderson; HernandezSubstitutes: Martin, Roberto, Fredricks, Johnson, Obiang, Sanchez, Wilshere, Snodgrass, Noble, Diangana, AntonioBetting & Match Odds West Ham are odds-on favourites to take the win at 11/10 with bet365 . Newcastle can be backed at 12/5 while a draw is priced the same.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview With their hopes of reaching the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy sunk at the first hurdle, both Newcastle United and West Ham will be looking to restore their pride when the pair meet in a third-place curtain-raiser in Shanghai this weekend.Taking to the pitch just before Wolves and Manchester City, the Magpies and the Hammers will look to end their stay in the Far East on a high note before heading back to Europe for final preparations.For the former in particular, however, their clash with Manuel Pellegrini’s side represents the first chance for new manager Steve Bruce to catch his squad in action.The former Sunderland supremo was tempted to Tyneside from his perch at Sheffield Wednesday and now faces the unenviable task of preserving their top-flight status after the exit of Rafa Benitez following off-field troubles at St James’ Park with the club’s hierarchy.Speaking to the media following his appointment, Bruce noted that he will likely not please every fan at the club but that he is “quietly confident” he can succeed in the role.“I know in some people’s eyes I’m not Rafa,” he stated. “I understand there are big shoes to fill, but I’ll give it everything I possibly can.“I knew it was going to be difficult. The easy thing would have been to say no. I just hope that people will show respect, which obviously you only gain by getting a few results and doing the job, but hopefully that will go hand in hand.“I accept I am not everyone’s cup of tea, but judge me over a period of time. I am quietly confident I will do okay.“I’m going to need all of my 20 years’ experience to get my way through choppy waters. But I’ve got skin as think as an elephant.”West Ham, meanwhile, have seen little turmoil during the off-season and have broken the club’s transfer record to bring Sebastien Haller to London Stadium.The star forward is not currently with the club in Asia however, leaving the Irons effectively as they were last season as they look to get the better of the Magpies. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 1: Running back Rex Burkhead #22 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers follows offensive linesman Spencer Long #61 to the endzone during their game against Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Memorial Stadium September 1, 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Burkhead suffered slight knee injury during the game. Nebraska won 40-20. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)In the wake of severe flooding in the state of Nebraska that has devastated homes, a pair of Huskers NFL alumni are doing their part. Specifically, two NFL stars and teammates are doing what they can to support those who have struggled during the tough times.According to the Omaha World-Herald, former Nebraska stars Spencer Long and Jeremiah Sirles are spending their off-season hosting dinners for flooding victims, as well as first responders and volunteers. Long and Sirles are both currently with the Buffalo Bills.The two players both took to Twitter to make the invitation public. Long would later tweet that opportunities for donations would come during or after the dinner.“Family, friends and neighbors have had their land, livestock, barns and homes ruined,” Long wrote. “One positive thing that’s came out of it, something that has given me a major sense of pride, is how everyone has come together and put others first before themselves in order to lessen the burden of this disaster on those affected.”ATTN Nebraskans: A special dinner is planned for first responders, law enforcement, volunteers, victims, and the surrounding community. Special thanks to Colfax County for helping set this up. Please check out the details below and spread the word! We are #NEBRASKASTRONG pic.twitter.com/MwWaKKXXuB— Jeremiah Sirles (@Sirles71_HSKR) March 19, 2019Long and Sirles both played on Nebraska’s offensive line, and left for the NFL in 2014.Long wound up being a third-round pick by Washington, while Sirles went undrafted and later signed with the San Diego Chargers to start his career.This is our first effort, opportunities for donations may follow.— Spencer Long (@slong_61) March 19, 2019The flooding has ravaged the state of Nebraska and other Midwest regions, causing billions of dollars in damage and destroying homes and farms in the process.[Omaha World-Herald]
Les Néo-Écossais profiteront d’un meilleur accès à des audiences bilingues grâce à des modifications apportées à la loi sur la Cour provinciale (Provincial Court Act), annoncées aujourd’hui 8 novembre. Les modifications permettront la nomination d’un juge de l’extérieur de la province pour procéder à l’audition d’une cause en Cour provinciale, une option particulièrement importante dans le cas d’un procès qui se déroule en français. « Nous devons nous assurer que tous les Néo-Écossais ont droit à un procès équitable, que ce soit en anglais ou en français, devant la Cour provinciale de la Nouvelle-Écosse », a affirmé le ministre de la Justice, Murray Scott. À l’heure actuelle, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard et le Nouveau-Brunswick ont des lois semblables. La magistrature de la Nouvelle-Écosse a été consultée au sujet des modifications proposées. « Ces modifications nous donnent une plus grande flexibilité et permettent au système de mieux répondre aux besoins de la population », a souligné M. Scott.
New York: Mandy Moore says before landing “This is Us”, there was a time when she considered giving up on acting. The actor-singer said, who plays Rebecca Pearson in the NBC drama, said she felt so “stuck” that she felt universe was guiding her to walk away from Hollywood. “As an actor, so much of our job is rejection. I think I had started like, I kept smacking into that wall time and time again for quite a number of years and I think it also coincided with some tricky stuff in my personal life and the combination of those two just made me feel so stuck. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “I contemplated, I was like, ‘I think this is it. I think this is the universe giving me a sign that maybe this is not what I’m supposed to be doing… Maybe I’m not supposed to be an actor anymore like, I’ve been incredibly lucky, I’ve had this really fruitful time earlier in my life and maybe now I’m supposed to lean into something else,” Moore said during a panel at Popsugar Play/Ground as quoted by Page Six. The 35-year-old actor said she realised there was “no plan B” for her and gradually found her way. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “I think at the end of the day when I did dig deep I was like this (acting) is all, there was no plan B for me personally, this is just that period of building. It’s that period where I know I’m going to need this as fodder and fuel for… when I see the light again.” Talking about “This is Us”, Moore said playing Rebecca has been “the most incredibly fulfilling and satisfying job I’ve ever had in my life”.
It is undoubtedly a challenging task to keep governance and administration going together smoothly in any region; add to that the pressures of one close to the national border. There are plenty of problems that co-exist with administering a region adjacent to one that our powers to be have no control over. The constantly tricky situations that abound in remote regions invalidate any pre-meditated methods to keep the regular and functionings and normalcy going unimpeded. However, what can, in fact, be largely drawn up is a method of prevention and averting of any possible untoward incidents. Each region in India that is close to the national border is marked by its own singular challenges. The regions in the east are distinct in terms of ethnicity which also marks the region apart from the rest of India. Smuggling, black marketing, and illegal exchanges from across the border thrive in those regions. Cattle smuggling and foreign nationals infiltrating Indian territory through riverine route are just some examples. Despite the anomaly, matters still do not spiral out of control because the neighbouring state is not a hostile one and there is minimal risk of matters getting blown out of proportion. On the contrary, the ground situation is very different and even unpredictable along the northern frontier, particularly with respect to the hostile and unreliable neighbours Pakistan and China. The Jammu and Kashmir region is particularly volatile and incidents that break out there make serious news nationally, and sometimes even internationally. In an unforeseen event, and a first of its kind, a Chinese drone fitted with a camera flying over the premises of a high-security district jail in Kishtwar was seized by Jammu and Kashmir Police last week after is crashes against one of the watch towers of the jail and fell down. The jail houses 101 inmates which include 25 militants (except for four Kashmiri militants, remaining are from DODA and Kishtwar districts). With respect to the Kashmir valley region of the state, what makes it particularly distinct is the palpable distrust and aversion of the natives for the Indian state owing to the perpetuated conflict. It is very crucial to understand here that taking the local people in confidence and winning their trust is of immense importance and benefit to the procedural workings of the Indian state in terms of security matters. The porters of Vaishno Devi are exemplary of this synergy: they even double up as informers if the need be. Many of them are Kashmiri Muslims who assist numerous Hindu pilgrims and earn their livelihood from this. Anything that might be a threat to security makes its way from the routes that only locals know best. More than ideologies that lead to violence and bloodshed, a peaceful business is dearer. In Kishtwar too, had the locals been aware and alert, the drone could have been intercepted before reaching the jail.
Rabat – The investigating judge at the Supreme Court in Algeria summoned Algeria’s former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal, who served from 2012 to 2017, on Thursday, June 13. The former PM appeared before the Supreme Court to be heard in an investigation into corruption cases, Algerian media reported. After listening to Sellal’s testimony, the Judge ordered his detention. Read also: Algeria’s Hostility to Morocco Expands Into its Education SystemOn Wednesday, June 12, the same court ordered the provisional detention of another former prime minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, over allegations of corruption. Authorities have also detained Algeria’s former minister of transportation, Abdelghani Zaalane after a hearing over alleged involvement in corruption. Since former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation, several wealthy businessmen have been held in custody for benefiting from government contracts through their links with senior Algerian officials.
NANAIMO, B.C. — Cannabis producer Tilray Inc. has filed for a proposed initial public offering on the Nasdaq stock exchange.The Nanaimo, B.C.-based company says it has not determined the number of shares to be offered or the price range for the offering. It will trade under the symbol TLRY.The company says it does not intend to list on any stock exchange in Canada.In its filing, Tilray boasts of having its products available in 10 countries and agreements with established pharmaceutical distributors in 12.In Canada, the company has signed agreements to supply medical cannabis to Pharmasave and Shoppers Drug Mart.The company has also signed agreements to supply cannabis for adult-use with Quebec, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories and says it’s finalizing a letter of intent with Manitoba.
With snow already falling in areas above 2,600 metres, three British Chinook helicopters will be added to the fleet of relief craft tomorrow, airlifting 238 tons of UN refugee agency supplies to locations in the Leepa Valley, including 2,000 tents, 36,000 blankets, 4,000 kitchen sets, 4,000 plastic sheets and 4,000 jerry cans.But perhaps the most novel operation, introduced just this weekend, is the use of the so-called Quake Jumpers – small, highly skilled mobile units of Pakistani mountain guides flown in by helicopter as close to the quake zone as possible by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).Provided by WFP with satellite communications equipment and high-altitude survival packs, they probe deep on foot into the disaster zone, and help assess the needs of communities they find, constructing helipads to facilitate the arrival of relief supplies and helping to organize the distribution of incoming emergency goods. WFP estimates that there are about 100,000 people in remote mountain areas who have received no aid whatsoever, many of whom are without shelter.The Quake Jumpers will be targeting settlements of about 2,000 people that are being visited rarely or not at all. The plan is to open up 25 new helipads in mountain locations in the coming weeks, but to do this the operation will need more manpower. The goal is to have 14 four-man teams working through the winter.Moving on a more traditional level, convoys of relief trucks organized by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) set out daily from Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, winding up roads only recently cleared of landslides, the asphalt in places hanging precipitously over the void left by the slipping earth. After a few switchback turns on a mixture of rocks and dirt, the wheels of the lead truck are often left spinning in the mud, stalling the whole operation and progress comes to a halt. A relay is now needed from a nearby army camp to borrow a couple of four-wheel-drive trucks. By off-loading some supplies onto these vehicles, the convoy can continue its climb up the mountain.Since the earthquake struck on 8 October, killing nearly 80,000 people, injuring almost as many others and leaving up to 3 million homeless, UNHCR has brought in more than 20,000 family tents and 270,000 blankets, 33,000 jerry cans, 28,000 kitchen sets, 4,300 stoves, 83,000 plastic sheets and thousands of other items into Pakistan.But lack of funding remains a major obstacle for us to purchase additional goods. For the month of November alone, the agency needs $18 million, but has so far received only $8.6 million.WFP, too, is struggling with funding shortfalls. Of the $100 million required for its helicopter operations, it has so far received only $24.8 million. But recent donations from the United States ($5 million), Norway ($3.6 million), Canada ($3.4 million) and Denmark ($1.8 million) has allowed the agency to extend the life of the mission in Pakistan and Pakistani-administered Kashmir for at least another two months. “The size of the overall fleet was originally larger, but we had to shelve plans to increase it when funding was dangerously low,” WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Amir Abdulla, said. WFP is currently deploying 13 MI-8 and two MI-26 helicopters to airlift food and supplies to the worst-affected communities. The combined airlift is now moving between 70 and 100 metric tons of relief aid every day. “This is the largest humanitarian helicopter airlift operation WFP has ever launched,” Mr. Abdulla said.
Lot # 5 – Rehabilitation/construction of Issano Road (Phase II– White Hill to Issano Landing), Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) $ 15,475,900.00 $ 61,148,881.00 Lot # 3 – – Rehabilitation/construction of Karrau to Buckhall (Phase II, Blue Mountain to Buckhall) Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services International Imports and Supplies H. Nauth and Sons Civil Engineering Contractors Lot # 2 – Rehabilitation of Wanaina to Yarakita Landing, Barima-Waini (Region One) Mekdeci Machinery and Construction Incorporated $ 32,278,498.00 R. and B. Investment Incorporated $ 12,793,500.00 $ 17,224,000.00 International Imports and Supplies Roopan Ramotar Investments Lot # 4 – For the supply of of 700 drums of bitumen CRS-2 Ramoutar and Sons Contracting Services Lot # 6 – Rehabilitation/construction of Bartica/Potaro roads, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the rehabilitation, construction of urban roads S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services $ 18,639,180.00 H. Nauth and Sons Civil Engineering Contractors $ 16,990,700.00 $35,850,000.00 Ministry of Public Health For the provision of electrical works to power supply networks and perimeter lighting at Port Kaituma Hospital Complex Lot # 2 – Rehabilitation of Belle West Main Access Road, West Bank Demerara, Essequibo Islands – West Demerara (Region Three) Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the supply of road building materials $9,348,000.00 Ministry of Education For the rehabilitation of a Science Laboratory at Dora Secondary SchoolM.S. Trading$17,445,420.00 Ministry of CommunitiesFor infrastructure works at Providence, Phase IV, East Bank Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) Contract details Agency awarded toAmount $ $9,348,000.00 $30,44,430.00 $35,586,800.00 Lot # 1 – For the supply of 5000 tons crushed gravel aggregate Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the rehabilitation/ construction of miscellaneous roadsLot # 6 – Construction of Marfield Friendship, East Bank Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) Fix-It Depot Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the supply of road building materials Lot # 2 $ 15,961,800.00 Lot # 1 – Rehabilitation/ construction, compound rounds, Mabaruma (Phase II), Barima-Waini (Region One) $ 75,866,889.00 $33,674,160.00 Ministry of AgricultureFor the construction of sluice at Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) Lot # 3 Erron Lall Civil Engineering WorksGuy-American Construction $5,226,515.00 $77,729,355.00 Ministry of EducationFor the construction of the Saint Rose’s High School Ministry of Agriculture For the construction of one pontoon complete with mud bin for the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority $71,132,683.00 Lot # 2 – Corentyne Public Road $79,515,177.00 Y. Bhola Construction Services $19,420,011.00 Lots 3 and 7 Contract details Agency awarded toAmount $ C. B. Nateram Cabinet at its Sub-Committee on Tuesday, April 16 and 23, noted the award of 57 multi-million-dollar contracts by the procurement entities and the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB). Standby Power Engineering Company (SPECOM) Guyana $ 76,679,222.00 H. Nauth and Sons Civil Engineering Contractors $128,888,606.00 Cummings Electrical Company Limited Lot # 4 – Rehabilitation of Main Access Road, Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) Lot # 3 – Rehabilitation of Old Road, La Grange, West Bank Demerara, Essequibo Islands – West Demerara (Region Three) Ministry of Public SecurityFor the construction of a new fire station at Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice, Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five)Doodnauth Construction and Supplies$26,346,304.00 R. Maraj General Contracting S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services Lot # 1 – Rehabilitation of Barabina swamp road, Mabaruma, Barima-Waini (Region One) Colin Talbot Contracting Services Lot # 6 – For the supply of 200 drums of bitumen 60/70 $ 51,046,850.00 Mekdeci Machinery and Construction Incorporated $ 25,547,600.00 Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ AffairsFor the extension of the head office buildingIvor Allen Contracting Services$27,286,072.00 Ministry of CommunitiesFor the upgrading and extension of Yank Dam, West D’Edward, West Bank Berbice Colin Talbot Contracting Services R. and B. Investment Incorporated Lot # 4 – Rehabilitation of Lot 50 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) $23,788,325.00 US$145,000.00 $4,574,700.00 B. K. International Incorporated Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the supply, installation and commissioning of 44 grid-connected and hybrid solar photovoltaic systems in all ten administrative regions Contract details Agency awarded toAmount $ Contract details Agency awarded toAmount $ S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services Cummings Electrical Company Limited Handel Garnett Construction Firm $ 24,905,440.00 $34,272,971.00 $ 126,080,572.00 $ 90,531,840.00 Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the installation of LED highway lights Lot # 3 – West Coast Demerara Public Road R. and B. Investment Incorporated Colin Talbot Contracting Services Ministry of CommunitiesFor the construction of revetment and tarmac at Annandale, East Coast Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) $ 59,952,979.00 $4,575,000.00 $ 114,512,475.00 Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the rehabilitation of bridge number one at Bagotstown, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) Lot # 1 Courtney Benn Contracting Services Limited Lot # 4 – Rehabilitation of Bartica Potaro Road, St. Mary’s Quarry (Phase II), Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) Ministry of Agriculture For the upgrading of the Parika packaging facility into an agro-processing demonstration facility, Essequibo Islands – West Demerara (Region Three) H. Nauth and Sons Civil Engineering Contractors Contract details Agency awarded toAmount $ John Mc Kendrick $15,720,705.00 For the upgrading and extension of King Street, Number 22 Village, West Coast BerbiceIvor Allen Contracting Services Contract details Agency awarded toAmount $ $ 46,336,700.00 $25,319,900.00 $ 52,224,218.00 Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the rehabilitation of hinterland roads $45,731,250.00 Ministry of Public Infrastructure For the rehabilitation of culverts from Everton to Mara, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) Ivor Allen Contracting Services S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services Mohamed Ramzanalli Khan Construction B. K. International Incorporated $30,520,450.00 Ministry of AgricultureFor the construction of sluice and revetment at Thierens, Leguan, Essequibo Islands – West Demerara (Region Three) Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the rehabilitation/ construction of miscellaneous roadsLot # 1 – Rehabilitation or Lima Sands Access Roads, Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two) $ 67,117,385.00 Lot # 4 Lot # 5 – For the supply of 300 drums of RC 250 $123,312,473.00 $352,709,745.00 $209,200,000.00 B. K. International Incorporated Ministry of AgricultureFor the construction of main irrigation control structure in Barnwell north, East Bank Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) Lot # 3 – For the supply of 5000 tons ¼” aggregate Guyana Energy Agency For the supply and installation of light emitting diode (LEDs) and occupancy sensors on 54 government buildings in ten (10) lots in ten administrative regions Cummings Electrical Company Limited K. P. Thomas and Sons Contracting Incorporated $ 64,741,622.00 Courtney Benn Contracting Services Limited Standby Power Engineering Company (SPECOM) Guyana K. B. and B. Contractors H. Nauth and Sons Civil Engineering Contractors Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the installation of LED highway lights $61,708,314.00 Contract details Agency awarded toAmount $ S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services $13,744,742.00 S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services Ministry of Public InfrastructureFor the supply, installation and commissioning of 120 kwp grid-connected solar photovoltaic system, 180kw hybrid inverter and 250 kwh energy storage system at Parliament Building B. K. International Incorporated Lot # 3 – Construction of Hugh Ghanie Park, East Coast Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) $ 75,294,758.00 $ 88,905,390.00 Ministry of CommunitiesFor infrastructure works at Peter’s Hall, Phase II, East Bank Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four)Lot # 1 Romell Jagroop General Construction Service Lot # 5 – Rehabilitation of New Market Street, Rosehall Town, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) Lot # 5 – Rehabilitation of Clay Brick Road, Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) N. Balgobin and Sons Electrical Contractor and Supplier Khan’s Construction and Transportation Services Incorporated Ministry of AgricultureFor the construction of drainage channel at New Sukhram Cattle Pasture, Number 52 Village, Corentyne, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) Colin Talbot Contracting Services Lot # 2 Lot # 1 – Essequibo Coast Public Road Lots 1, 2, 4,5, 6, 8, 9 Chung’s Global Enterprise Lot # 2 – For the supply of 5000 tons ½” aggregate $89,623,840.00 Contract details Agency awarded toAmount $ Lot # 2 – Rehabilitation of Duncan Street, Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) Ministry of AgricultureFor the construction of sluice at Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) International Imports and Supplies Lot # 3 $18,179,621.00 $74,500,000.00 Ministry of AgricultureFor the upgrade of access road and driveway and the construction of a parking lot, National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute Compound, Mon Repos, Demerara-Mahaica (Region Four) Lot # 7 – Rehabilitation/construction of township road network (Phase XX) Lethem, upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) $ 48,500,980.00 $23,690,100.00 Ministry of Lega AffairsFor the provision of consultancy services to design and implement a State-owned legal aid programme in Guyana Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCabinet notes award of 36 contracts worth $3.8 billionJanuary 19, 2019In “latest news”Cabinet notes award of 32 multi-million-dollar contractsJanuary 3, 2018In “latest news”Cabinet notes award of 20 multi-million-dollar contractsJuly 5, 2018In “Business”
JKTech, the technology transfer company for the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre and the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland, has opened a campus with EduMine. JKTech provides products and services in ore characterisation and process improvement within all areas of the life-of-mine cycle including geology, mining, mineral processing and sustainability. Infomine says “JKTech has partnered with EduMine to deliver worldclass online courses to a global mining audience.”EduMine has also launched JKTech’s first online course! Practical Mineral Processing is designed for engineers, technicians, operators, support staff and others working in the mineral processing industry but with no prior training in this area. The course reviews fundamental principles, conventions and terminology, and provides a broad overview of current technical and operating issues and circuit design considerations.The newest online additions to the EduMine course program include:Practical Mineral Processingby Diana DrinkwaterPredicción del Drenaje Ácido de Rocaby Chris Mills, Bruce Downing, Dr. Andy Robertson, and Shannon ShawGlobal Acid Rock Drainageby The International Network for Acid PreventionIntroduction to Block Cavingby Srikant AnnavarapuIntroduction à l’exploitation minière et au traitement du minerai by Dr. Scott Dunbar