first_imgWhen it comes to Manitoba hydro- Aboriginal people are split on how the company has treated many First Nations communities in the past.That’s why the utility says it has worked hard over the last decade to improve relations – including partnering with a First Nation for a soon to be completed hydro dam.APTN’s intern Amy Stretten has the details.last_img

NewsAlert Former SNCLavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleads guilty

MONTREAL — Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime has pleaded guilty to a charge of helping a public servant commit breach of trust for his role in a bribe scandal around the construction of a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital.Duhaime was the last defendant in a major corruption and fraud case involving the McGill University Health Centre project. His trial had been scheduled to start next week.Yanai Elbaz, a former MUHC executive, pleaded guilty in December to accepting a bribe and was sentenced to 39 months in prison. Former SNC-Lavalin executive Riadh Ben Aissa pleaded guilty to a charge of using false documents last July and was sentenced to 51 months in prison.Duhaime left SNC-Lavalin in March 2012 after an independent review found that he had approved $56-million in payments to undisclosed agents.More comingThe Canadian Press read more

Putin Warmly Congratulates MMA Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov

Rabat – Russian President, Vladimir Putin has warmly congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov in person for his win of the UFC 229 lightweight championship over Conor McGregor.On Sunday early morning, Russian Khabib beat McGregor in the UFC 229 in Las Vegas. He jumped into McGregor’s team’s area over an incident that happened weeks before. He said McGregor had insulted him and his father, attacked a bus, and mocked his religion. Putin received Nurmagomedov and his father on Wednesday, October 10. He thanked Khabib’s father for raising such a great fighter and asked him to cut Khabib some slack. During the meeting, Nurmagomedov said, “I hope the Athletic Commission will rule in our favour.” He was referring to an investigation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission into his behavior.Putin laughed before saying, “Well what can I say about that?”“We all understand that it was a provocation, and I’m sure your father understands that too,” he added.Putin justified Khabib’s jump into McGregor’s team. Putin argued that Russians are all one family, and if someone attacks them from the outside, then all Russians will charge the accusers.The Russian president finished the visit by wishing continued success for Khabib. read more

June CV market down but still up year to date

Bus & coach registrations up 5.5 per cent on June 2001 June CV registrations down 4.8 per cent, YTD figures up 2.4 per cent June truck registrations fell 9.9 per cent; over 15t down 5.4 per cent June CV registrations were modestly down, in part reflecting three fewer trading and data processing days this year compared to the same month last year. ‘Growth slowed over the first half of the year, as it has in many other areas of the economy. But, for the six months to June registrations are healthily above the five year average and last year’s very positive performance,’ said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. The CV market fell by 1,324 units or 4.8 per cent over last June’s total of 27,512 registrations. Despite this June’s weaker volume, four months growth in the first six months of 2002 ensured the registration total for the year to date remained 2.4 per cent ahead of that for the same period in 2001. There were 158,447 CV registrations over the first six months of 2002 compared with 155,251 units for the same period last year. The 12 month moving annual total is 317,137 units, still up on the 2001 full year total of 313,411 units. The SMMT expects that the 2002 full year total will be between 305,000 and 315,000, some four to seven per cent ahead of the annual average of 293,800 set over the 1997 to 2001 period. June registrations continue to reflect and build on recent key market trends. The SMMT expects slower growth in the months ahead. Strong sales growth earlier in the year and only a modest slow down in UK domestic demand over the next six months should see the annual market close to par with that of 2001. Van registrations were very good, particularly in the heavier van ranges (2.6-3.5 GVW). Pick-ups did well too this month. Further growth in bus and coach registrations in June concluded a very encouraging growth trend over the first half of this year, but against a distinctly below par period in 2001. Truck registrations dipped again in June after a long period of sustained demand. The pace of this modest decline looks set to continue. Consumer spending has slowed modestly, but still remains too strong and debt-focused; it is expected to slow further and to be nudged by increases in interest rates. However, the timing and scale of interest rate rises is being delicately judged as private demand and confidence is especially fragile. Key sectors of the CV market still reflect the strong domestic economy, but in other sectors growth prospects are weaker. As such the CV market reflects activity throughout the economy: a turning point has been reached, but markets are turning in different directions. Light commercial vehicle registrations down 3.9 per cent LCV registrations, at 21,611, dropped 883 units in June. The main losses came from the 1.8 to 2.6 tonne GVW sector, with registrations down 22.3 per cent; 4×4 utilities down 25.7 per cent and car derived vans to 1.8 tonne GVW, down 793 units or 11.7 per cent compared with the June 2001 market Car type pick-up registrations continued their recent remarkable growth run, up by 273 units, 48.8 per cent. The heavy van segment, 2.6 to 3.5 tonne GVW, is now the backbone of the LCV sector, accounting for 58 per cent of all LCV registrations for the month. Registrations here were up by 2.6 per cent on the total for June last year. New truck registrations down 9.9 per cent UK truck registrations dropped every month since February this year. But, the underlying market volume remains reasonably sound, with the 12 month moving annual total near to 54,000. SMMT expects that annual demand will continue to slow though this year ending at around 51,500 units. Pockets of growth continue within the UK truck market, but mainly at the very light end. Two-axle-rigids, 3.5 to 7.4 tonnes GVW, are up on a year-on-year basis by 17.0 per cent for the first six months of the year. Three axle rigid registrations recorded an increase of 15.6 per cent in June, helping to lift the year to date total up by 1.6 per cent. Artic registrations continue to bear the brunt of the slow-down in the truck market, but this month registrations fell by just 1.9 per cent to 1,373 units. This is above June 1999’s 1,340 total, but significantly down on 2000’s 1,585. As truck registrations lag between three and five months behind orders, registrations in June represent sales made in February to April. Bus & coach registrations on par with June 2001 Although June 2002’s bus and coach registrations, at 385 were above 1999 and 2001 June market volumes they remain overshadowed by the June 2000 total of 444 units. Registration volumes over the first six months are up by 8.9 per cent to 2,240 units, after falling by more than a fifth in the same period of 2001. With the encouraging performance of the first half of the year easing some of the anxieties and uncertainties after September 2001, the SMMT expects that the bus and coach market will see 3,900 registrations in 2002. This will be 3.5 per cent up on the 2001 total of 3,763, but still under-performing 2000’s total of 4,381. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Light CV registrations 3.9 per cent down in June June CV market down, but still up year to date read more

Boris Beckers bankruptcy trustees urge tennis star to remember where his Wimbledon

When bankruptcy trustees moved in to seize Boris Becker’s assets, there were three glaring gaps in his trophy cabinet. The most valuable trophies of all – awarded for his Wimbledon victories in 1985, 1986 and 1989 – were mysteriously absent.  Becker explained that he was unable to recollect where they were. Several months on, the trustees have made a breakthrough. 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. One of the trophies has been discovered in the care of Becker’s mother, Elvira, who says it was a “gift” from her son. But in this case they decided not to investigate further, given Mrs Becker’s age, and the trophy… Administrators can attempt to claw back assets that they believe were deliberately put beyond the reach of creditors.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– read more

World female handball right wing 2017

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The anguish of parents and families highlighted on International Missing Childrens Day

first_imgTHE NEED TO show support to the parents and families of missing children has been highlighted by the ISPCC on International Missing Children’s Day, a day of remembrance and solidarity for affected people across the world.Describing a child going missing as “every parent’s nightmare”, the society explained that the parents of a missing child “find themselves in a situation incomparable to any other;  pain, fear, frustration, isolation, powerlessness, guilt, loss,  loneliness and anger are just some of the emotions and feelings experienced by this group”.The ISPCC said that children go missing across the world every day for a variety of reasons and, while the immediate and urgent response by the authorities is to locate a child, more support also needed to be given to the families of a missing young people.In 2012, the ISPCC established the 116 000 Missing Children’s Hotline in Ireland; this 24/7 hotline will be officially launched by the ISPCC and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs on 7 June. The service will primarily provide advice and support to family members of a missing child and to the child themselves.“The ISPCC believe this is a vital service for missing children and their families, whether the child has been abducted, run away, is lost or taken by a parent. We are delighted that after years of advocating for this missing hotline service in conjunction with our colleagues in Missing Children Europe, that it has finally become a reality, this Hotline will greatly enhance the response to missing children and their families,” said ISPCC CEO Ashey Balbirnie.Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said she was “delighted” that Ireland now has a fully operational 24/7 hotline, to support the families of missing children and the children themselves. “During such a worrying and vulnerable time for all involved it is important that they receive as much support as possible and this service goes a long way to enhancing the levels of support available,” she said.Missing Children Europe is the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children, which represents 28 Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) active in 19 Member States of the European Union and Switzerland. Each of these organisations is active in cases of missing and/or sexually exploited children at grassroots level, including prevention and support for victims. www.missingchildreneurope.euRead: ISPCC launches Missing Children’s HotlineRead: Confessor in Etan Patz murder has a ‘history of hallucinations’Read: Child abductions from home relatively rare, say US expertslast_img read more

Quiz Is this a realworld location or a Star Wars location

first_img Tweet Real-world location May Pen is a… Waitomo is a… 27,272 Views Mos Eisley is a… Tweet Share your result: Star Wars location Star Wars location Short URL Cloud City is a… Endor is a… Real-world location https://jrnl.ie/4614875 Salto is a… Kokkola is a… Murghab is a… Share your result: Star Wars location Jang Bogo is a… Real-world location Share Real-world location By Stephen McDermott You scored out of ! Real-world location Dagobah is a… Real-world location Yavin is a… Real-world location Star Wars location Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share13 Tweet Email2 Star Wars location Answer all the questions to see your result! Real-world location Star Wars location Star Wars location Star Wars location You scored out of ! Fintastic What are ewe doing? Share your result: Star Wars location 17 Comments Real-world location Otoh Gunga is a… Real-world location Shell of a bad effort May 4th 2019, 9:01 PM Tweet Real-world location You scored out of ! Real-world location Real-world location You scored out of ! Share your result: Real-world location Saturday 4 May 2019, 9:00 PM Top dog You scored out of ! Tweet Share Image: Shutterstock/Yuri Turkov Star Wars location Clever cat Share Star Wars location Star Wars location Share Quiz: Is this a real-world location or a Star Wars location? Test your knowledge of the film franchise. Nyaharuru is a… Tweet Share Turtley awful Star Wars location Image: Shutterstock/Yuri Turkov Share your result: Star Wars location Baaad enough MAY THE FOURTH be with you!Today is Star Wars Day, the annual date in the calendar when fans of the franchise celebrate the film and everything associated with it.To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a themed quiz to test your Star Wars knowledge.Can you tell these Star Wars locations from those in the real world? Test yourself below and find out. Coruscant is a…last_img read more

RoyaumeUni les invendus des supermarchés au service des plus démunis

first_imgRoyaume-Uni : les invendus des supermarchés au service des plus démunisLoin de jeter leurs invendus à la poubelle, les supermarchés britanniques ont aujourd’hui le choix de revendre leurs produits pour produire de l’énergie ou mieux encore de les donner pour subvenir aux besoins des personnes en difficulté.Au Station House Community Cafe de Haringey, à Londres, on peut avoir un bon repas chaud, avec entrée, plat et dessert pour 4,80 euros. Ce n’est pas une erreur mais tout simplement une initiative née d’un partenariat avec le Sainsbury’s voisin. En effet, la grande chaîne de supermarchés britannique a décidé de faire don de ses fruits et légumes frais ne pouvant plus être vendus à cause de défauts. Tous ces aliments ne finissent donc pas à la poubelle et constituent ainsi un repas végétarien pas cher pour des personnes dans le besoin. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une belle initiative quand on sait que chaque année, les supermarchés britanniques jettent 361.800 tonnes de déchets alimentaires, selon le Waste & Resources Action Programme, l’autorité administrative indépendante chargée de promouvoir une meilleure gestion des déchets. Mais ce n’est malheureusement pas la solution la plus répandue. De nombreux supermarchés destinent de plus en plus leurs déchets alimentaires à la production d’énergie, recherchant le moyen le plus rentable de se débarrasser des produits invendables. “Ces dernières années, les supermarchés britanniques ont commencé à mener une gestion des déchets plus volontariste”, a expliqué Tristram Stuart, militant écologiste cité par le Courrier international. Toutefois, la solution la plus adoptée n’est encore pas la meilleure, d’après le smilitants. “Notre campagne a pour principal objectif de montrer qu’on a mieux à faire avec la nourriture que de produire de l’énergie.” Selon Richard Swannell, du Wrap, c’est par la prévention du gaspillage “qu’on obtient les meilleurs résultats du point de vue de l’environnement”, fait-il valoir. Mais, “si les supermarchés n’arrivent pas à vendre une partie de leurs produits, il faut qu’ils les distribuent à des organisations caritatives. Ensuite seulement, et si c’est possible, ils peuvent les destiner à l’alimentation animale, aux centres de méthanisation, et en dernier lieu au compostage.”Le 3 mars 2012 à 14:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Fewer summer chum and kings in Yukon than predicted

first_imgThe Yukon River at the ADF&G Pilot Station sonar station. The distance between the two sonar-counting stations on either bank is 3,280 feet wide. (Alaska Department of Fish and Game)Fewer summer chum salmon and king salmon swam up the Yukon River than expected this season. High water and debris made it tough to catch and count the salmon swimming by.Listen nowAt first, many hoped the king run was late and restrictions would be lifted, but with more than 90 percent of the kings past the lower Yukon, data indicates that only around 165,000 king salmon made it past Pilot Station. That is much less than the low-end projection of 175,000.The summer chum numbers are also below the pre-season forecast of 2.5 million. The in-season forecast is now around 1.7 million fish.The data also indicates that the Yukon River king run includes fewer older fish than predicted.last_img read more

Relaxed National Unity leaders set to take next course

first_img* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten by Nusrat Nowrin. Jatiya Oikya Prokriya convener Kamal Hossain speaks at a press conference at National Press Club on Saturday. Photo: Prothom Alo As ‘Jatiya Oikya Front’ or National Unity Front has taken a shape, leaders of the new opposition coalition have found double delight.They have been happy, in the first place, with the formation of the anti-government coalition that demands restoration of democracy through free and fair elections and pledges change in political culture.Simultaneously, some opposition leaders said, they have got relief from possible embarrassment that could have been created for inclusion of former president Badruddoza Chowdhury’s Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh despite their uncomfortable relations.It took months of negotiations among the key leaders and their friends to unite the parties and civic groups of different streams to come to a common platform with common causes. The final announcement came on Saturday.Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Gano Forum led by Kamal Hossain, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal ASM Abdur Rab and Nagarik Oikya convenor Mahmudur Rahman are the major players in the new coalition. B Chowdhury was absent at the final moment. Now, senior leaders of the coalition, said they are planning public rallies and other forms of protests, at divisional and district levels, to create pressure of public opinion on the government to realise their 7-point demand and 11 goals.The programme will be chalked out in a day or two, some leaders told Prothom Alo on Sunday, a day after the announcement.However, the programmes will be chalked out with some sort of support from the key components of the 20-party alliance led by the BNP. But, Jamaat-e-Islam, a party to the alliance, will not be included in the process of announcing or observing the programmes, leaders said.Jamaat has also accepted the reality, its leaders admitted.The talk of the town in the past two days was whether B Chowdhury-led BDB was excluded or itself pulled out from the process.The leaked phone conversation between Nagarik Oikya’s Manna and BDB joint secretary general Mahi B Chowdhury went viral and created widespread controversies in the political arena.It was heard that Mahi called the move to form National Unity Front without them as “an anti-state conspiracy” and when asked about it, Manna said, “Is it an important issue? I don’t want to reckon it to be so important.”Several senior leaders of BNP, Jukto Front (United Front) and Oikya Prokriya (Unity Process) said the gap between BDB leaders and others widened day by day as some of them were not comfortable in the past several meetings.BDB leader B Chowdhury earlier floated the United Front later joined by Rab, Manna and a few others while Kamal Hossain, during the negotiation process, first called for “National Unity Process” as a platform to bring all together.The BDB assigned retention of Jamaat in the BNP’s alliance as an objectionable point but other leaders of the unity process believe the ‘actual reason’ behind the BDB’s ‘excuse’ is different.A senior Jukto Front leader, who declined to be named, explained that the distance between top BNP leadership and B Chowdhury and his son Mahi B Chowdhury could not be minimised despite the BNP’s willingness to join hands for greater unity.Also, the leaders said, there was a palpable tension between B Chowdhury and Kamal Hossain over the issue of the coalition’s leadership.Some leaders of the coalition were apprehensive of the movement of the BDB as they felt the process of forming the alliance was being ‘deliberately’ delayed. The reason for such delay was believed to be business relations of the two key leaders of BDB with the government quarters.Still, BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said they ‘tried hard to include them (BDB leaders) into the [new] coalition. We are still optimistic about their joining.”About the complaints of avoiding BDB against the BNP,  Moudud said it is useless to blame others when the BDB leaders have cleared their position by demanding certain number of parliamentary seats, a demand which, the BNP leader termed politically unrealistic.Unity process leader Subrata Chowdhury ruled out the BDB’s claims, saying that they came up with a varieties of demands including 150 seats, post of prime minister or president and Jamaat issue.”We’re tired of such demands.”Mahi B Chowdhury countered with argument about Jamaat, “I don’t know whether there is any committee of Jamaat in my constituency (Munshiganj-1)… B Chowdhury was elected president with votes of members of parliament. Jamaat’s votes were not required.”Another issue created gap between the coalition leaders. The draft declaration, prepared by Gano Forum, JSD and Nagarik Oikyo leaders, spoke of political parties imbued with spirit of struggle for independence while B Chowdhury inserted a negative list of ‘parties that directly or indirectly opposed independence’.Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, BNP standing committee member, said, “The liberation war in ’71 was caused by demand for democracy and self-rule.  History would have been different, had Pakistan accepted the results of 1970 elections. Today’s demand of the countrymen is to restore democracy and right to vote. If anyone takes stance against this, we will eventually call them anti-liberation forces.”last_img read more

How Houston Doctors Are Responding To A Record Rise In Measles

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: With more parents refusing to vaccinate their children, Houston pediatricians are reconsidering policies at their clinics, including refusing to treat patients whose parents won’t vaccinate them.In Texas, there were 15 confirmed cases of measles in the first three months of 2019 — more cases than all of last year. And one-third of the Texas cases this year were in the Houston area. Dr. Melanie Mouzoon, who oversees immunization practices across Kelsey-Seybold Clinic’s 20 Houston locations, said their clinic in The Woodlands has more families that refuse vaccinations than the other locations.“There have been some practices in town that have decided to not accept families that do not vaccinate their children,” Mouzoon said. “And we’ve had an influx of vaccine hesitant families, and so that’s been something that our system is struggling to deal with.” At Kelsey-Seybold, individual practices decide whether to refuse to treat a family. The Texas Children’s Hospital system uses a similar approach. Jenn Jacome, a spokesperson with Texas Children’s, said in a statement their position is that “unvaccinated children may pose a risk to some individuals who come to our practice sites.” That’s why “each TCP practice determines whether or not to accept patients whose parents refuse to vaccinate.”For Kelsey-Seybold, Mouzoon said there’s a growing demand for a system-wide protocol. “I think we are likely to put in place a policy or at least put in place a brochure or something to give parents that explains our position,” Mouzoon said. “That also will give us some backup support in terms of eventually dismissing a family if it comes to that, if the trust is lost.” Two decades ago, doctors across the country were discouraged from dismissing families. That has changed in recent years. Rekha Lakshmanan with the Houston-based Immunization Partnership said that it’s out of concern for their other patients.“I mean you’ve got newborns coming in,” Lakshmanan said. “If you have an active case of an infectious disease in your waiting room, it puts that newborn and others at risk. A decision has to be made by that physician, ‘Okay what am I going to do?’”Some people say it’s enough to separate patients into two separate waiting areas, one for sick children and one for well children. However, Mouzoon said that’s not a sufficient protection for many children because measles can stay in the air for two hours after an infected individual has left the clinic. In addition, air circulation can spread measles.“Measles is something that children are not vaccinated against until they’re a year old, so it’s not that parents are negligent in that case,” she said. “Their children are too young for that vaccine, and so we have to do something to protect those families.”Improving transparencyAnother strategy doctors are turning towards is making more information available to parents. Currently, in Texas, parents can’t find out how many kids are unvaccinated at their school. School nurses collect that exemption data, but it’s reported only on a district level. And that’s not always helpful for parents or public health officials.“It’s not the overall county rate that really matters,” Mouzoon said. “What really matters is the rate in your kids’ school.” There’s a push in the Texas legislature to change that. Gatesville Republican Rep. J.D. Sheffield, who is a family physician, is proposing a transparency bill that would make that information public. The Immunization Partnership recently held a rally along with 300 attendees at the state capitol to support the bill.Lakshmanan said that data would likely reveal some schools have exemption rates well beyond the five percent threshold that doctors consider safe.“It wouldn’t surprise me,” Lakshmanan said. “In the data that are publicly available there are some schools that have close to 50 percent exemption rates. These are a couple of private schools in the Austin area. It’s in the high 40s. It is not safe, no.” She said unimmunized kids tend to cluster in particular schools. Mouzoon has seen this a lot in educated, wealthy neighborhoods.“We know vaccine hesitancy is high in the River Oaks/Tanglewood area and in the Woodlands,” Mouzoon said. “Kingwood also has some hesitancy. And really that’s because parents get together and talk and they share their concerns so fear spreads, panic spreads, hesitancy spreads.”Some doctors are worried policies won’t change unless things get worse. Dr. Peter Hotez is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development.“Eventually, this whole problem will autocorrect, but it will autocorrect at the expense of children,” Hotez said. “It will autocorrect because of a horrific measles outbreak like the one that happened in California.” After that outbreak in 2015, in which 147 cases were reported, California banned non-medical exemptions. Without legislative solutions, Hotez said doctors have limited options.“It’s become so pervasive now that I think we’re seeing a certain amount of frustration setting in,” Hotez said. “I think pediatricians are wondering what else to do at this point.” X Wikimedia CommonsA vaccine vial. Sharecenter_img 00:00 /03:47 Listen last_img read more

BSU Men Finish Fourth in CIAA Outdoor Track Field Championships

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comIn the annual St. Augustine’s invitational meet that is known as the CIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, things held true to form on the men’s side as the Falcons won for the 22nd consecutive year.  However, a resurgence on the track at Bowie State led to the men’s team nearly landing on the podium.The men’s team finished in fourth place, while the women finished in sixth in what was their best team conference championship performance since 2006.  Had it not been for a DNF (did not finish) in a preliminary heat and a disqualification because a runner didn’t conclude a distance event, the men would have finished with the team bronze medal.Bowie State freshman Davon Carroll won the CIAA men’s 100 meters at the conference championship meet where the Bulldogs finished 4th. (Courtesy Photo)  Head coach Michelle Latimer has been able to re-establish a successful program whose stars shined brightest this year in their biggest conference meet.  Most CIAA track experts didn’t expect for Bowie State to be in the running with the heavyweight programs in the conference, but they entered with high expectation and were within those missteps of meeting their goal.“We went to the meet expecting to finish on the podium this year,” said head coach Michelle Latimer.  “Despite their youth, this team ran with a lot of confidence. This is a unique group of kids with one common goal.”“Track is an individual sport, but you still have to be part of a team to win.”Freshman Davon Carroll, who was as consistent a performer as anyone in the CIAA all season, won the conference championship in the marquee event.  Carroll finished first in the 100-meters finals with the time of 10.51 seconds after placing third in men’s preliminary heat at 10.57.Carroll is a local athlete who stayed at home to compete in college, but Latimore knew he was the type of runner who could be a program changer with.  “He’s a humble young man who his very coachable,” Latimore said.In men’s 4×100-meter relay, Bowie State finished third at 41.69. Teaming with Demontay Snowden, Derrick Corley, and Frank Bailey,  Carroll anchored the final led of the race which was a big factor in their final point total that helped them finish in the top four in the race for the team title.Carroll, who was clearly the most valuable performer for the Bulldogs during the regular season, finished in seventh place at the Penn Relays in late April. He also made a significant impact on the team in the 200 meters.  His 21.41 time was good for second place, which were important points in the team competition as they made their bid for a place on the podium with the champions.Sophomore Stedman Cook, a University of Connecticut transfer, also proved to be a vital contributor to their run during the CIAA  championships. Cook’s 22.14 time in the 200 meters earned second place after a fifth place finish in the 100 meter event with his time of 10.51.Bowie State also got a lift from its 4X400 meter relay team, who also made its way to the podium.  The team of Jalen Sykes, Robert Thomas, O’Shay Powers and Demontay Snowden ran a time of 3:21.76 to finish third.last_img read more

Gaming Peripheral Manufacturer Mad Catz Is No More

first_img Don’t Call it a Comeback! Mad Catz Returns With a New Line of Prod…Mad Catz creates a crazy $300 gaming controller For nearly three decades, Mad Catz has been the leading manufacturer of video game peripherals. The company produced everything from controllers, battery packs, memory cards, headsets, and fight sticks for PC, consoles, and handhelds. For the past several years, however, the company has faced serious financial trouble. Just last year, the company laid off 40% of its employees. In January they received a listing deficiency notice from the New York Stock Exchange because its stock was trading so low. When Mad Catz shares dipped below $.04, the company’s days were numbered.Mad Catz today announced via press release that its Board of Directors voluntarily filed for bankruptcy yesterday. PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc (PWC) has been appointed as the trustee of the company’s estate. PWC will now oversee the liquidation of Mad Catz’ assets to pay off all of the debt it has incurred. Mad Catz also petitioned chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States to initiate an orderly liquidation of its assets. As of yesterday, all of Mad Catz’ directors and officers have officially resigned.In the press release, President and Chief Executive Officer, Karen McGinnis stated, “Regrettably and notwithstanding that for a significant amount of time the Company has been actively pursuing its strategic alternatives, including various near-term financing alternatives such as bank financing and equity infusions, as well as potential sales of certain assets of the Company or a sale of the Company in its entirety, the Company has been unable to find a satisfactory solution to its cash liquidity problems. The Board of Directors and management would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the Company’s employees in support of its business, especially during the time that the Company faced financial difficulties. The Company would also like to thank the vendors and professional service providers who have supported the Company’s efforts during this time.”With the exception of the new Tritton headset, all of Mad Catz’ products from the past year have been reworked versions of existing products (according to Kotaku‘s sources). Things like the recently announced Tekken fight sticks are just products the company had already created.Anyone who has been paying attention to Mad Catz’ financial situation could see this coming from a mile away. With that said, it is still sad to see such a fixture in gaming close its doors so suddenly. Hopefully, all of the Mad Catz employees will be able to find work new jobs soon. Stay on targetlast_img read more

In The Herd Dak Prescott discusses his Romo relationship and keeping the

first_img For his part, Colin has been slow to come around on Prescott, but he believes at this point, there’s no denying he’s a franchise quarterback. He’s been impressed with Dak’s poise, leadership, control of the huddle, and his accuracy. He still thinks if Romo is healthy and ready to play, he should get the starting job back, but there’s no denying Prescott is the truth.The man of the hour joined The Herd yesterday, to discuss his meteoric ascent from backup rookie to center of the NFL universe with one his most staunch media critics.Prescott said that while he doesn’t care about the critics who have doubted him in the NFL, he does carry a Brady-esque chip from being the seventh quarterback drafted when the Cowboys selected him in the fourth round.“I like to call it competitive jealousy, watching 7 other guys that play the same position as you, go way before you, just kind of allows that chip on my shoulder to grow. It just allows me to go out there and prove everybody wrong.”When asked about his relationship with Tony Romo, Prescott said that Romo has been helpful, while still allowing him to lead the offense and put his own stamp on his team.“I think he’s kind of stepped back a little bit and just let me go, but he’s definitely helpful. On the sideline he’s always giving me positive feedback. Telling me to, ‘Watch this on this play’, ‘They like to do this’. On certain play calls we’ll draw up on the sideline, he’ll tell me to make sure I’m looking for this and that in it. He’s another coach on the sideline. I’m very fortunate.”When Colin asked Prescott, point blank, if he should keep the starting job, even if Romo is healthy and able to play, he said it’s not his call. But, like any competitor, he wants to stay on the field.“Everybody wants to play. Everybody  wants to get out there on the field. So I’ll have that in me, that wants to be out there and itching to play. But, as long as we’re winning and the offense is doing well and the team does good, I’m happy.”As each week passes with Dak and the Cowboys rolling, it becomes harder and harder to envision Jerry Jones pulling the plug on the Prescott experiment in favor of Romo. See Drew Bledsoe. Advertisement The collapse of Cowboys’ rookie Dak Prescott does not appear to be imminent. After Sunday’s 30-16, four-quarter sleeper hold of the Packers on the road at an amped up Lambeau, it’s impossible to deny that the Cowboys, with Prescott under center, are rolling downhill.Against the Packers, Dak led the Dallas offense with three touchdown passes, including a first-half ending, 5 play, 97 yard touchdown drive that would make Joe Montana blush.After the impressive win, the calls for the Cowboys to continue to ride the downhill momentum they are currently playing with behind Prescott continue to grow louder by the day.Prescott has Cowboys nation, including Cowboy Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, firmly in favor of him keeping the starting job, even if Tony Romo is healthy and able to play.last_img read more

Travelport Air India renew full content agreement

first_imgTravelport has announced the renewal of its full content agreement with Air India, with the latest Star Alliance member becoming the 50th airline and first carrier in India to sign up for Travelport’s leading industry merchandising technology.Effective immediately, the agreement renewal will enable Travelport connected agents worldwide access to all of Air India’s fares and inventory, including web and group fares, as well as selected ancillary offerings.Air India has also opted-in to a number of Travelport’s services, including Sponsored Flightsand Rapid Reprice, which will further promote the carrier’s offering to Travelport’s 76,000 agency customers globally.Moreover, Air India has become the 50th airline to sign up for Travelport Rich Content and Branding technology – a key component of the Travelport Merchandising Platform, which, once its launched later this year, will allow Air India to manage how its flights and ancillaries are visually presented and viewed on travel agency screens, enabling the carrier to tailor and differentiate its offering from competitors.“We very much look forward to this new chapter in our ongoing partnership with Travelport and we are excited about leveraging their innovative technology to help set us apart from other airlines in front of travel agents and consumers,” Air India general manager revenue management Meenakshi Mallik said.This new development in our long-standing relationship with Air India is a significant achievement and demonstrates the high level of interest and support we have received for our innovative technology,” Travelport vice president of global distribution sales and services Asia-Pacific Damian Hickey said.“Complementing on Air India’s recent membership in to the Star Alliance, we believe our merchandising platform will bring tremendous opportunities for them during an exciting time of growth and expansion.”Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img read more

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