December 2, 2019

Low-value Bitcoin Gift Vouchers Bring More Indians into Crypto

first_imgAt times when the Indian crypto community is dealing with increasingly hostile environment, an initiative is bringing new investors on board. Bitcoin gift vouchers are gaining popularity in India’s IT hub – Hyderabad. A growing number of Indians like the idea of a cheap and low-risk entry into cryptocurrencies.Read it at Bitcoin Related Itemslast_img

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November 27, 2019

Developmental milestones record- 5 years

first_imgDefinitionThis article describes the skills and growth markers relevant to 5-year-old children.Alternative NamesNormal childhood growth milestones – 5 years; Childhood growth milestones – 5 years; Growth milestones for children – 5 yearsInformationPhysical and motor skill milestones for a 5-year-old child may include:Gains about 4 – 5 pounds per yearGrows about 2 – 3 inches per yearVision has reached 20/20Erupting the first permanent teeth (most children do not get their first permanent teeth until age 6)Developing increased coordinationSkipping, jumping, and hopping with good balanceMaintaining balance while standing on one foot with eyes closedShowing increased skill with simple tools and writing utensilsCan copy a triangleSpreads with a knifeSensory and cognitive milestones:Vocabulary increasing to over 2,000 wordsComposing sentences of 5 or more words, and with all parts of speechIdentifying coinsCounting to 10Knows telephone numberProperly naming the primary colors and possibly many moreQuestioning more deeply, addressing meaning and purposeResponding to “why” questionsBehaving more responsibly and apologizing for mistakesDecreasing aggressive behaviorOutgrowing earlier childhood fearsAccepting other points of view (but may not understand them)Demonstrating increased mathematical skillQuestioning others, including parentsStrongly identifying with the parent of the same sexHaving a group of friendsEngaging in imaginative play (for example, a trip to the moon)Ways to encourage a 5-year-olds development may include:Reading togetherProviding the necessary space for physical activityInstructing the child to participate in — and learn the rules of — sporting activitiesEncouraging the child to play with other children, which helps develop social skillsPlaying creatively with the childMonitoring both the time and content of television viewingVisiting local areas of interestEncouraging the child to take responsibility for small household chores, such as helping set the table or picking up toys after playingReferencesadvertisement Feigelman S. The preschool years. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 10.Review Date:5/12/2012Reviewed By:Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Childrens Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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November 26, 2019

Novak Djokovic to lead Serbia in Davis Cup

first_imgTop-ranked Novak Djokovic will lead the Serbian team against Kazakhstan next week in the first round of the Davis Cup.Serbia’s tennis federation said on Tuesday that its squad will also include 22nd-ranked Viktor Troicki, Filip Krajinovic and doubles veteran Nenad Zimonjic in the World Group matchup. Also read: Novak Djokovic closes in on 700 career wins Djokovic led Serbia to their first ever Davis Cup title in 2010. Serbia will host the matches at Belgrade’s Hala Pionir arena on March 4-6.The meeting with Kazakhstan will be the first for the two nations in the Davis Cup. The winner will face either Britain or Japan in the quarterfinals on July 15-17.last_img

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November 22, 2019

Lewis Hamilton to start 5th at US Grand Prix as he chases F1 title

first_imgView comments Hamilton has been a dominant force on the Texas track where he’s won five times since 2012, but none of those victories came from starts behind the front row.So Hamilton will be chasing Bottas for the win, but he could just settle in for a cruise to a sixth career Formula One championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceBottas has to win to extend the championship. Hamilton only needs to finish eighth or better to secure the title. He could even do it if he finishes ninth but grabs the single point awarded to the driver with the fastest lap.Hamilton hasn’t finished lower than ninth this season and was down there only once — in the rain in Germany. 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He expects Hamilton to drive to win, at least for a while.“From what I know about him, he’ll be there fighting hard. Lewis hates to lose. He wants to win like all of us do,” Bottas said. “He doesn’t need many points. He’d like to win the championship in a nice way. Obviously, I’ll try to delay that.”Bottas won his 11th career pole with a lap record of 1 minute, 32.029 seconds that beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by just 0.012 seconds.Hamilton has called the U.S. Grand Prix “good hunting ground” for him based on his past success. He race win in clinched the 2015 clinched the season championship.ADVERTISEMENT It was the latest dustup between the drivers.“Everybody was lining up to make space and Lewis drove by like nobody was there,” Verstappen said. “He didn’t care.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, celebrates after his victory in the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)AUSTIN, Texas — Lewis Hamilton’s race start at the U.S. Grand Prix will be far from ideal. His position in the season championship is still just fine.The Mercedes driver will start a distant fifth Sunday after a disappointing qualifying where teammate Valtteri Bottas grabbed the pole position with a lap record at the Circuit of the Americas.ADVERTISEMENT Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics That was the last time he’s ended the title chase with a victory. His 2017 and 2018 championships were secured in Mexico City despite running some of his poorest races of those seasons, and didn’t finish on the podium either time.After winning last week in Mexico City, Hamilton said he’d like to clinch this year’s title with a win. The Texas track seemed the ideal place to do that considering Hamilton’s record there, but now he’s trying to buck a trend: No winner at the Circuit of the Americas has started from behind the front row.Hamilton seemed resigned to the unlikelihood of victory Sunday.“I’m not looking to pull out miracles tomorrow,” Hamilton said.Germany’s Michael Schumacher has the most F1 championships with seven won between 1994 and 2004. A sixth title would move Hamilton into second place by himself, breaking his tie with Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio, who won five titles in the 1950s.In front of Hamilton to the first turn Sunday will be Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.Verstappen hoped to challenge for pole position but a tire lockup early in his final lap killed his chance. Leclerc put in a solid qualifying after engine trouble in Saturday’s final practice. Ferrari had put a new engine in his car for this week’s race, but it had an oil leak that caused smoke to billow out of the rear end.Ferrari put Leclerc’s old engine back in the car to avoid taking a grid penalty and he still finished ahead of Hamilton.Qualifying was all kinds of stressful for Hamilton. He nearly collided with Verstappen early in the session, an incident that could have doomed both cars had they hit each other.Verstappen said he was lining up behind Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat as the cars were getting ready to start a lap when Hamilton suddenly drove between them. Verstappen swerved and drove through the grass to regain position in front of Hamilton. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Dylan Ababou grateful for another opportunity ahead of Fiba 3×3 OQTlast_img read more

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November 18, 2019

Gray Goes 8, A’s Beat Yanks, 6-2

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — Brian McCann made a few subtle changes to his swing, and the results have been tremendous for New York’s veteran catcher.If only the rest of the Yankees lineup could follow his lead.McCann homered for the fourth consecutive game but New York couldn’t muster much else off Oakland right-hander Sonny Gray and two relievers, losing 6-2 to the Athletics on Friday night.“I’ve been making small adjustments here and there,” said McCann, who is batting .391 (9-for-23) over his past seven games. “Honestly, I feel like I’ve been swinging the bat well all year. Now I’m kind of getting more lift in my swing and the ball’s leaving the ballpark.”The rest of New York’s lineup was held in check most of the night. The Yankees managed just six hits and had just three runners get past first base.Gray pitched eight innings for his sixth win of the season, Stephen Vogt drove in two runs and the A’s made several stellar defensive plays on the way to their fifth win in seven games.Gray (6-2) retired 11 straight after walking Brett Gardner to lead off the game. McCann ended the streak with a leadoff home run in the fifth — his eighth of the season — and the Yankees scored again the sixth but managed little else.“He’s got four pitches and sits at 95 mph, sinks it and four-seams it,” McCann said of Gray. “He’s got everything you want. He’s a No. 1 (and) showed it tonight.”It was a sharp bounce back for Gray, who struck out five, walked two and allowed four hits and two runs.New York starter Chris Capuano wasn’t as fortunate. Capuano (0-3) gave up four runs and six hits over 5 1-3 innings en route to losing his third straight start for the first time since 2012.“I’m still missing too many spots,” Capuano said. “I’m working really hard between starts trying to get my arm to bounce back and feel good.”Alex Rodriguez singled in the ninth to extend his hitting streak to 13 games for the Yankees. New York has lost two straight after sweeping Kansas City on the road.Brett Lawrie hit a two-run home run for Oakland.The A’s went into the game leading the majors with 51 errors but made several stellar plays, including a diving stop and throw by third baseman Lawrie to rob Chris Young of a hit in the eighth.McCann led off the fifth with his eighth homer of the season to trim Oakland’s lead to 4-1. He joins Mike Stanley (1993) as the only players in franchise history to hit a home run in four consecutive games.Gardner’s RBI grounder in the sixth made it 4-2. Lawrie homered off Esmil Rogers in the eighth.(MICHAEL WAGAMAN)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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November 16, 2019


first_imgGovernor Dennis Daugaard has activated the state Drought Task Force to monitor drought conditions across South Dakota.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….severe drought. :11Task Force members will coordinate the exchange of drought information among government agencies as well as agriculture, fire and water-supply organizations.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….danger of fire. :13The task force held its first meeting Thursday in Pierre.last_img

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October 24, 2019

Off The Grid’s Sold-Out Tours Promise a Smartphone-Free Vacation

first_img The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Editors’ Recommendations Off The Grid Travel/FacebookThe easier that technology brands make it for us to stay perpetually connected to the web, the more we crave ways to disconnect. It seems like every week we’re bringing you a new hotel, off-grid cabin, or (ironically) piece of tech to help you unplug. In short: We’re in dire need of time away from our laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Now, one company is doubling down on that demand by offering dedicated tours to make sure its travelers stay offline while on vacation.Off The Grid recently launched with a simple mission: to provide “phone-free experiences with inspiring people.” The company facilitates group travel tours with lodging, activities, and some meals baked in. The catch is that no phones are allowed, and technology use, in general, is discouraged. At the start of each trip, tour-goers are given a pouch to store their smartphone. In return, they’re given a “dumb phone,” one incapable of connecting to the Internet or taking photos. Not surprisingly, the tours focus on outdoor activities and getting back nature — anything to minimize screen time.Off The Grid Travel/FacebookThe company’s founder, Zach Beattie, is a 26-year-old, self-proclaimed “former smartphone addict.” His background in the tech industry inspired him to launch the intentionally disconnected tours. He notes that Off The Grid’s broad demographic ranges from millennials to 60-somethings. It’s clear we’re all craving less screen time, and some of us are keen to do it just to see if we can. Beattie tells Business Insider, “Hopefully, when you get home, you can say, ‘There was this one time I lived without my phone for a full week, and it was fine. I survived.”Of course, eco-hotels around the world have advertised as “off-grid” long before it became a marketing buzzword. But, a new wave of hotels has debuted in the last few years that appear to be a direct backlash to our always-on society. Mexico’s Punta Placer, for example, is a full-featured, upscale beach resort that’s completely off the grid. Other outdoor companies are using their impossibly remote locations as a selling point. OARS’s River of No Return trip involves rafting an area of Idaho that’s blissfully devoid of cell service. Entire websites like FreeHouse are even built on the idea of disconnecting as thoroughly as possible.At launch, Off The Grid’s tours sold out almost immediately. New itineraries have already been added for later this year. The list of options will change regularly, though Europe is a popular destination with trips to Portugal, Barcelona, Croatia, and Prague. Other trips to Tulum, Mexico, and South America are also available. Prices vary, but expect a total cost in the USD $1,500-$2,000 range for a mostly inclusive 10-day tour. How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App last_img read more

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October 22, 2019

Call for Nominations for 2017 Provincial Volunteer Awards

first_imgNova Scotians can recognize outstanding volunteers in their communities by nominating them for a 2017 Provincial Volunteer Award. Each year the awards honour volunteers from across the province for their selfless contributions. Nova Scotians can nominate volunteers in the categories of volunteer representative award, volunteer youth award and volunteer family award. The representative volunteer award recipients are selected by their municipalities. The volunteer youth and volunteer family award winners are selected by a review committee. The premier, lieutenant-governor and minister of the voluntary sector will present the awards at a ceremony in April. Nomination forms are available at . The deadline for nominations is midnight, Feb. 24.last_img read more

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October 18, 2019

US dollar rises amid data

first_imgNew York: The US dollar rose in late trading amid strong U.S. economic data. US personal consumption expenditures, a key measure of household spending, rose 0.6 per cent to 93.1 billion US dollars in July, boosted by spending in recreational goods and vehicles, as well as household electricity and gas, the Department of Commerce said Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, increased 0.4 per cent at 98.9057 in late trading. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.0978 dollars from 1.1052 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound fell to 1.2154 dollars from 1.2177 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar increased to 0.6728 dollar from 0.6727 dollar. The US dollar bought 106.25 Japanese yen, lower than 106.62 Japanese yen of the previous session. The US dollar increased to 0.9906 Swiss franc from 0.9873 Swiss franc, and it rose to 1.3319 Canadian dollars from 1.3301 Canadian dollars.last_img read more

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October 18, 2019

Himesh opens up on Latas views on Ranu

first_imgMumbai: Music composer Himesh Reshammiya recently said that Internet sensation Ranu Mondal is inspired by Lata Mangeshkar and has not done a “straight copy” of the legendary singer’s work. Mondal became a popular name after her video, singing Ek pyaar ka naghma hai, at a railway platform, went viral. Recently, Mangeshkar was quoted as saying that aspiring singer will only get short term success if imitate the works of yesteryear legends. Reshammiya said Mangeshkar’s comments must be taken in the right context. “She has been inspired by Lata ji but no one can become a legend like her. She is the best. Meaning of Lata ji’s comment was that you can get inspired, it’s a good thing, but it’s not necessary to (do a) straight copy. Which she anyway hasn’t done,” he told reporters.last_img read more

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October 12, 2019

CAR minister accuses France of arming Christian militia

first_imgBANGUI – A government minister in the troubled Central African Republic (CAR) has accused France, the country’s former colonizer, of arming Christian militias accused of perpetrating atrocities against local Muslim communities.“The French are now siding with the anti-balaka,” General Mahamat Nouradine Adam, minister of state for security, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.“They’re providing them with arms, food, medicine and uniforms,” he charged. “They now have new guns.”CAR, a mineral-rich landlocked country, descended into anarchy in March, when Seleka rebels – said to be mostly Muslims – ousted Christian president François Bozize, who had assumed power in a 2003 coup. The months since have seen the emergence of self-styled “anti-balaka” Christian militias.In a Thursday report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) described the anti-balaka as “local vigilantes and soldiers loyal to the previous government.”In its report, HRW asserted that the Christian militia had perpetrated a number of recent “atrocities” against local Muslim communities, including the murder of several hundred Muslims and the burning of their homes and mosques.On Sunday, representatives of CAR’s Muslim community gave French troops a one-week deadline by which to end what they described as “French support” for the anti-balaka.They threatened to stage a rebellion against the French and partition the country into a Muslim north and a Christian south.Under a UN mandate to restore security in its former colony, France has deployed nearly 1,600 troops in CAR.“Before the French brought their troops into the country, we had relative stability,” the minister said.“Everything was going to be okay, but they intervened.”“The French were supposed to be a neutral peacekeeping force, but now they’re one-sided,” Adam argued.A spokesman for the French peacekeeping contingent was not immediately available to comment on the accusations.BiasGeneral Adam accused western media, especially French, of portraying his government in a negative light.“We found weapons inside a church on Friday. The anti-balaka have been hiding weapons inside the church,” he said, suggesting that western media ignored the news.“We just took the weapons and left the people we found in possession of the weapons,” the minister said, adding that he had been accompanied by African peacekeepers when the weapons were found.“This shows that some of the meetings to attack Muslims are planned inside the church,” the minister suggested.But Bangui Archbishop Mgr. Dieudonne Nzapalainga, for his part, denied that any weapons had been found inside the church.He told AA that the weapons had been kept outside a church near which some anti-balaka fighters had been hiding.Adam noted that some French media outlets had reported on Friday that ex-Seleka fighters in the predominantly Muslim Kilometer 5 neighborhood were exchanging fire with anti-balaka fighters.“The reality was that the anti-balaka had attacked a defenseless Muslim population in the area,” said the minister. “Journalists must tell the truth and not side with groups.”According to the Red Cross, at least 29 Muslims were killed in Friday’s anti-balaka attack on the Muslim neighborhood.No selekaThe security minister, who had been deputy leader of the disbanded seleka coalition, claimed that no seleka fighters were currently on the streets.“We disbanded Seleka in September,” he told AA. “All those who joined the national army are currently in camps.”When asked if some ex-seleka vehicles and troops were still patrolling certain areas, the minister denied reports to this effect.“We agreed with the peacekeepers to take our soldiers off the streets because they were being accused… of committing crimes,” he recalled.The minister asserted that ex-seleka soldiers were not even allowed to leave their barracks to visit their families.“There are currently no ex-Seleka fighters on the streets of Bangui; they’re all living in the barracks,” he reiterated.“So whoever commits a crime in the name of being an ex-seleka is not one of our soldiers.”General Adam said their political rival should wait until elections.“We went into the bush to fight the former regime because our communities were oppressed and marginalized and the country was being mismanaged,” the former seleka leader said.“Our enemies have not given us an opportunity to showcase how we can effectively run the country,” he charged.“There have been many coups in CAR, but they have opposed our coup because the president and some of us are Muslims,” the minister said.“Those opposed to our government should be patient until elections are held in 18 months,” he added. “But for now, we’re in charge.”last_img read more

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October 6, 2019

Women increasingly migrate for economic reasons trafficking also rising – UN report

“At no time in human history have as many women been on the move as today,” says the 2004 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development: Women and International Migration, which was launched today in conjunction with the 10-year review of the outcomes of the 1995 Beijing conference on women by the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).Growing numbers of women are migrating on their own rather than as family members, the chief of the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA), José Antonio Ocampo, told a press briefing to launch the report.Women are empowering themselves as they either take on new roles in their host countries or learn to cope at home with the absence of a migrant husband, he said.About 90 million women around the world form 49 per cent of migrants, up from 46 per cent in 1960, he said, but he acknowledged that data collection on women migrants needs improving.The difference between the smuggling of undocumented workers and trafficking is that undocumented people might pay to be transported across borders in search of better life prospects, while the trafficked, also looking for legitimate occupations, find themselves trapped into prostitution, forced marriage, domestic work, sweatshops and other forms of contemporary slavery, the report says.Carolyn Hannan, the Director of DESA’s Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), told the briefing it is important to reduce the supply of trafficked persons by informing the public about the dangers of trafficking and, on the other hand, to examine and reduce the demand by traffickers, those who exploited the trafficked and officials who might be supporting them.Economic opportunities in their home countries and channels for legal migration can prevent women from being lured into trafficking networks, she said. Responses to trafficking should balance prevention and prosecution by protecting the rights of trafficked persons because harsh punishments for undocumented workers could make trafficked people afraid to report their situation.The author of the study, Susan Martin, an expert on international migration from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, said a small but important percentage of migrants, about 10 per cent, are refugees and about 75 per cent of refugees are women and their dependent children.Wars, conflicts, repressive policies, fear of persecution for religious, ethnic or political reasons, as well as gender-based violations, like female genital mutilation, honour killings and domestic abuse, persuade women to seek asylum in other countries, Dr. Martin said.The report recommends educating such women so they could become literate, have access to livelihoods and make informed decisions about their own lives, she said. read more

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October 2, 2019

Brock community encouraged to weigh in on SMA

The University is looking for the Brock community’s feedback on its current and future Strategic Mandate Agreement (SMA) with the Ontario government.When the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) announced in 2012 that it planned to transform Ontario’s post-secondary education system, one step was to negotiate SMAs with all 45 public-supported universities and colleges in the province.Brock’s initial SMA submission summarized the University’s top three strategic priorities that were reflected in its final agreement with the government.The current SMA is scheduled to be renewed in 2017. Faculty, staff and students can become part of the process leading up to the negotiations by participating in a survey at

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September 28, 2019

Urban Meyer JT Barrett is a Heisman Trophy candidate

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) greets coach Urban Meyer after a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorLess than two hours after redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the sixth time, coach Urban Meyer said Barrett’s name is in the Heisman Trophy conversation.Meyer spoke to the media during his weekly Monday luncheon and addressed Barrett, the Buckeyes’ 31-24 win against Minnesota last Saturday and an upcoming game against Indiana. He also took note of exactly what a potential return trip to the Big Ten Championship Game means for OSU.On Barrett“He’s a Heisman candidate,” Meyer said of Barrett. The third-year OSU coach has had players in the Heisman conversation in the past, including one winner (Tim Tebow) while at Florida.He said the Wichita Falls, Texas, native is in the conversation, but could’ve played much better against Minnesota despite racking up 389 yards and four total touchdowns.Meyer said Barrett’s 86-yard touchdown was a called quarterback run, but many of his carries are scrambles.“If it’s not there, he puts his foot in the ground and gets six yards,” Meyer said of Barrett’s scrambling ability.He said the Rider High School product does a good job of getting to the ground and avoiding big hits.UpdatesMeyer said senior tight end Jeff Heuerman, redshirt-junior tight end Nick Vannett, redshirt-senior offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin, Barrett and sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott graded out as champions against the Golden Gophers.He said Vannett has “earned some more playing time.”He said senior wide receiver Evan Spencer was the offensive player of the game for OSU.Meyer said junior linebacker Joshua Perry, senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett, redshirt-freshman cornerback Eli Apple and senior cornerback Doran Grant graded as champions on defense.He said he’ll nominate Grant for All-Big Ten consideration.Two sophomores — safety Vonn Bell and defensive lineman Joey Bosa — were OSU’s defensive players of the game, Meyer said.He added that Heuerman was the special teams player of the week.Meyer said it’s “great to come back home” after a two-game road trip. He added that the Buckeyes should have redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn back for Indiana.He said OSU hasn’t lost confidence in redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall despite a pair of fumbles last week.Meyer said he’s “having a lot of fun coaching this team.”When asked about a potential future restructuring of the College Football Playoff format, Meyer said: “We play Indiana, man, I’m not sure.”On Indiana junior running back Tevin Coleman, Meyer said: “I see his stats are ridiculous.” Coleman had 307 rushing yards in a loss to Rutgers last weekend.He added that Coleman is “the threat, the No. 1 threat on their team.”“I can’t imagine a team works harder on tackling than we do,” Meyer said about his defense in practice.He said junior defensive lineman Tommy Schutt is close to earning more playing time “but he’s got to play better.”“I want a real aggressive team that’s not afraid of making mistakes, and I think we have that,” Meyer said of the Buckeyes. OSU had three turnovers against Minnesota.Meyer said Apple has come a long way since he arrived in Columbus. “He was not what we wanted when we signed him,” he said.Meyer said the Buckeyes’ goal hasn’t changed: “We wake up everyday to compete for championships in November.”He added that the team as a whole has come a long way since August. “We are lights out a better football team than we were at the beginning of the year,” he said.Meyer said he doesn’t know enough to call the Buckeyes a top-four team, but said he knows they are one win away from locking up a trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game.He said crediting the weather for mistakes against Minnesota is a “dog ate my homework excuse.”Meyer said earning a trip back to the Big Ten title game is “everything” for the Buckeyes.OSU is scheduled to take on the Hoosiers on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

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September 25, 2019

Harold the vulture shocks staff by laying an egg after they thought

first_imgSome asked how they went 20 years without realising the bird was a female.The spokesperson replied: “20 odd years ago when we got Harold he had paper work telling us he was a male.”So we took their word for it, as sexing a bird can be rather stressful, as you have to take blood or pull out a blood feather and get a DNA test done.”Males and females look exactly the same, so unless you DNA there is no way of telling, especially in vultures. 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. “Sometimes with eagles you can make a guess regarding their size as to whether they are male or female, but vultures are not that easy.”He added: “In the wild they start to breed as soon as they reach maturity because their survival rate is so low, so they start as soon as possible in an attempt to increase population.”In captivity it’s a bit older at around 10 years old on average. So Harold is still a bit older, but up until recently she has been tethered in our main mews which obviously is not suitable for nesting.”Now she’s been given a big aviary she clearly thought the time was right!”He added, however, that no chick will be born as the egg is not fertile and that they will stick to calling her Harold, adding: “The egg is not fertile because there has been no male involved. Just like poultry, birds of prey can lay eggs without a male.”We’ve had her for so long… It will always be a habit to call her Harold, so it may just stay as her name!”center_img A vulture named Harold shocked sanctuary staff, who thought for 20 years the bird was male, when ‘he’ laid an egg.Staff at Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation in Eynsford, Kent, wrote on Facebook that they were “flabbergasted” after discovering the bird was female.The sanctuary, which has more than 100 birds of prey and also has mammals including a cheetah, camel and meercat, is now looking for a “husband” for their animal.It posted on Facebook: “Today (Thurs) Eagle Heights staff are FLABAGASTED!!! (sic).”20 years ago we bought Harold our male Griffon Vulture only to find this morning that he is actually a SHE and has laid her 1st ever egg!!!”We will now be searching for a husband for her so watch this space.”last_img read more

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September 17, 2019

Border Patrol seizes almost 100000 worth of cocaine

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Border Patrol seizes almost $100,000 worth of cocaine June 24, 2019 CAMPO ( KUSI) – U.S. Border Patrol agents Monday announced the recent arrest of a Mexican citizen who allegedly had nearly 10 pounds of cocaine, worth almost $100,000, hidden inside his car.The driver was identified as a 25-year-old Mexican citizen who possessed a Border Crosser Card, said U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco.Francisco added the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office would release the suspect*s name.At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, agents at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on westbound Interstate 8 ordered a second inspection of a silver 2007 Volkswagen Jetta, according to the Border Patrol.During the inspection a Border Patrol K-9 team examined the vehicle, which resulted in an alert, Francisco said.Agents discovered four bundles hidden in an after-market compartment inside the dashboard, Francisco said.Agents removed the four bundles, which weighed 9.88 pounds, Francisco said, adding the substance tested positive for cocaine and was valued at $98,800.The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Francisco said, adding the U.S. Border Patrol seized the vehicle.He added that as of May 31, the San Diego Sector Border Patrol has seized 996.94 pounds of cocaine valued at $9,969,400 during fiscal year 2019. Posted: June 24, 2019last_img read more

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September 15, 2019

2 rescued after boat catches fire in Miami Beach

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A boat with two people on board was engulfed by flames, Friday, in Miami Beach.According to Miami Beach Fire Rescue, the boat caught fire near Collins Avenue and 59th Street.Firefighters eventually battled the flames and smoke while rescuing the two boaters.Officials have yet to confirm what caused the fire.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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September 12, 2019

Sister Sledge Film Life Song In Development With Family Support

first_imgNews It’s true. At Muhammad Ali’s 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” fight in Zaire, the sisters were there performing with James Brown. While America underwent turmoil and change, their family performed as well with the Jackson 5, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. But it all began in Philly learning to sing and read music from their grandmother, opera singer Viola Hairston Williams. Kim is confident she can capture it all on the big screen — after all, she has her family behind her.Sister Sledge was nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus for “We Are Family” at the 22nd GRAMMY Awards, performing their hit at that year’s telecast. Following the group’s previous single “He’s The Greatest Dancer” ascending to No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot 100 a month earlier, the song reached No. 2 in June 1979, setting the tone for the last summer of the 70s.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Sister Sledge Feature Film In Development sister-sledge-film-life-song-development-family-support Sister Sledge Film ‘Life Song’ In Development With Family Support Facebook Email Kim Sledge shares her work in progress on a movie in development about the “We Are Family” sisters’ amazing career.Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 31, 2018 – 5:30 pm Produced by Nile Rodgers, the 1979 hit “We Are Family” and its album of the same title introduced the sisters of Sister Sledge — Debbie, Joni, Kathy and Kim — to the world in a big way. On July 31 in an exclusive Variety interview, Kim spoke of the upcoming publication of her memoirs and her efforts to bring the story of the four Philadelphia sisters to the big screen with Life Song, a movie feature in development.Sister Joni died of natural causes at the age of 60 in 2017. Carrying on, the musical sisters still perform together and are able to look back from the unique vantage point of their industry success. “Music will be a great part of it, because that’s what our lives have been about,” Kim said. “During some of the most politically transitional moments in history, we were there.” Twitter last_img read more

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September 10, 2019

Qualcomm kicks off defense in FTC trial by showing its mobile chip

first_img Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 Qualcomm gives us a glimpse of our future in 5G See It Comments See also Boost Mobile See it Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm co-founder, took the stand in his company’s defense Tuesday.  Vicki Behringer The smartphones we have today wouldn’t be possible without Qualcomm. Or at least that’s what the chip giant sought to show Tuesday during a trial instigated by the US Federal Trade Commission.The two have been battling in a San Jose, California, courtroom since Jan. 4. On Tuesday afternoon, the FTC wrapped up its case against the company. The agency has accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in wireless chips, forcing customers like Apple to work with it exclusively and charging excessive licensing fees for its technology.Tuesday marked Qualcomm’s first chance to present its own case. The company says the FTC’s lawsuit is based on “flawed legal theory.” It also has said that customers choose its chips because they’re the best and that it has never stopped providing processors to customers, even when they’re battling over licenses.  Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Apple Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Share your voice The company called to the stand a co-founder, Irwin Jacobs, and the senior vice president in charge of its 4G and 5G operations, Durga Malladi, to talk up Qualcomm’s innovations in wireless technology. Jacobs, considered one of the pioneers in mobile communications technology, testified about the early years of Qualcomm. The idea to use code division multiple access (CDMA) technology for phones came to him while driving in San Diego, he said, and the company outfitted a fan with the technology to demonstrate how it could work. Qualcomm decided to start licensing its technology to get enough funding to do more research and development on CDMA, Jacobs said. The first licensee was AT&T, followed by Motorola, Nokia and others. Qualcomm charged an upfront fee and then royalties based on sales of CDMA devices.  Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple iPhone XS • “Everything was negotiated,” Jacobs said. “We [wanted] something low enough that it did not impede progress should this become a commercial product. We wanted to see this used as broadly as possible worldwide.”The voice networks of US wireless carriers still use either CDMA or GSM, two fundamentally different technologies. Sprint and Verizon use CDMA, while AT&T and T-Mobile, along with most of the rest of the world, use GSM. Qualcomm holds most of the important patents related to CDMA, and the technology eventually enabled 3G networks that could also deliver data. “The industry began to realize it was important to provide mobile internet access, data communications,” Jacobs testified. “Essentially all third-generation [network technology] is based on CDMA.”Licensing battleThe FTC, aided by chipmaker Intel and iPhone vendor Apple, filed suit against Qualcomm two years ago. The US says Qualcomm has a monopoly on modem chips and harmed competition by trying to maintain its power. Qualcomm’s “excessive” royalty rates prevented rivals from entering the market, drove up the cost of phones and in turn hurt consumers, who faced higher handset prices, the FTC said. The FTC in the trial has called witnesses from companies like Apple, Samsung, Intel and Huawei and called experts to testify about the alleged harm Qualcomm’s licensing practices have caused the mobile industry. The trial has revealed the inner workings of tech’s most important business, smartphones, showing how suppliers wrestle for dominance and profit.Carl Shapiro, a professor at the University of California in Berkeley and an expert witness for the FTC, testified Tuesday that while Qualcomm is an innovator, that doesn’t mean it can’t also be a monopoly.”Qualcomm should be commended for its technological achievements,” Shapiro said. “But … what’s really important is that companies who aren’t quite as good or who don’t have the scale are not impeded from trying to catch and threaten and challenge the leader.”qualcomm-svp-durga-malladi-ftc-trial-vicki-behringerDurga Malladi, Qualcomm senior vice president of 4G and 5G, testified Tuesday about the research his company does in wireless technology. Vicki Behringer He testified that Qualcomm is using its market power and its monopoly power over chips to extract an “unusually high amount” for royalties for patents. That raises the cost for rivals, weakens them as competitors and fortifies Qualcomm’s monopoly power, Shapiro said. Qualcomm has argued that its broad patent portfolio and innovations justify its fees. CEO Steve Mollenkopf, who took the stand Friday, defended the company’s licensing practices, saying the way his company sells chips to smartphone makers is best for everybody involved.Malladi, testifying on Qualcomm’s behalf Tuesday, stressed the patents and innovation Qualcomm has related to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile technology. For instance, as of March 2018 — the cutoff for evidence related to the trial — Qualcomm was the only company capable of making a processor for millimeter wave 5G networks. The technology allows the superfast speeds of 5G but can travel only short distances and has trouble with impediments like trees or walls. Qualcomm has worked on technology to solve those problems for phones this year to run on millimeter wave networks from Verizon and AT&T. “We are interested in moving the needle quite significantly when it comes to a lot of the communications problems we want to solve,” Malladi said. NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens.center_img reading • Qualcomm kicks off defense in FTC trial by showing its mobile chip prowess 12 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best Buy $999 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Tags $999 Mobile Components Tech Industry Phones Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. 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