Expand (Credit – Anouk Espiasse-Cabau on Twitter) Many of the Frenchman on display during the final, like Ntamack and Medard, got some welcome news a couple of days later as well as Jacques Brunel named his 2019 Rugby World Cup wider training squad as well which you can take a look at by clicking on the link above.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest rugby news. La Rochelle and France prop Uini Atonio France Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand La Rochelle and France prop Uini Atonio Front-rower Uini Atonio talks pranks, pies and party… Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 All you need to know about Les Bleus… The contest was a close, attritional affair throughout as the men in red took a 11-9 lead in at half-time. Then, man of the match Yoann Huget dotted over again amid several other penalties from Thomas Ramos, Greig Laidlaw and Camille Lopez to all but assure Toulouse the victory.Another newsworthy moment was created by Toulouse captain Jerome Kaino who declined to participate in the initial trophy celebrations, instead making sure original Toulouse captain Julien Marchand took the honour. Marchand did not play in the final because of injury but Kaino insisted he raise the trophy alongside Maxime Medard, the only survivor from Toulouse’s last league win in 2012.Speaking after Kaino said; “It was very important to me. He’s my captain. If he had not been hurt, he would still be the captain.“We have a strong group. The injured guys played a big part in the motivation of our team. Even though I was captain today, I see Julien as my captain. He had to be the one who lifted the Brennus.” Collapse Romain Ntamack Goes Surfing On French Top14 TrophyIn this day and age we are used to seeing all manner of victory celebrations both on and off the pitch, but Frenchman Romain Ntamack has taken it to another level after his Toulouse sides 24-18 victory over Clermont in the Top 14 final.Spotted on a beach the young Frenchman decided to use the famous Bouclier de Brennus trophy as a makeshift surf-board as you can see below! Clearly the sheer size of the trophy has lent itself nicely to Ntamack’s surfing ability as he didn’t fall flat on his face into the ocean. France Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 The Frenchman used the Bouclier de Brennus as a makeshift surf-board after the victory. Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… One of the most successful French clubs in Europe, the win was Toulouse’s first in the Top 14 since consecutive titles in 2011 and 2012. As a result the squad have been celebrating in a big way as shown by their bus parade below.
Los Angeles High School’s Team Diamond participates in the 2016 Invention Challenge at JPL. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechCatapults, conveyor belts and vacuums were among the many innovative devices built by students for the 2016 Invention Challenge, an annual engineering competition hosted at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.The event was designed to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering. It allows students to create their own devices and compete against each other and professional teams of engineers from JPL.One of the students from a Tanzanian team that participated in this year’s Invention Challenge at JPL. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechMiddle schools and high schools were represented from across the Los Angeles area and as far away as Riverside and Diamond Bar. One team even required passports: Feza Boys School of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.The winners were two teams from Oakwood High School in North Hollywood, named Oakwood #1 and #2, and Los Angeles High School, whose team name was “Diamond.” Awards were also presented for the most creative, most unusual, and most artistic devices.Oakwood High School’s Oakwood #1 took top prize at this year’s Invention Challenge at JPL. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechThis year’s theme, “Don’t Waste a Drop,” required students to move 250 grams of water and a 3-D printed goldfish from a plastic cup to a larger water vessel. The challenges were many: getting systems of weights and pulleys to move smoothly; making sure cups didn’t tilt too far or spill too much water; and even preventing the goldfish from breaking, which resulted in disqualification.Now in its nineteenth year, the Invention Challenge has inspired former participants to recreate the competition in their home countries, said Paul MacNeal, a JPL mechanical systems engineer and the contest’s organizer.“Our goal with this event is to inspire the next generation of engineers,” MacNeal said. “It’s great to see just how far that inspiration has extended. It’s a fun way to teach teamwork and innovative thinking.”Dogan Aykurt, a Turkish teacher who brought the Tanzanian team to JPL, had participated in the Istanbul Invention Challenge in Turkey when he was in graduate school. The Istanbul event utilizes the rules of the JPL Invention Challenge and is held one day later. He hoped that bringing his students all the way to the U.S. would help them to dream big and develop science and technology in their own country.“I thought if we bring these students to JPL, they’ll get new ideas,” Aykurt said. “That’s a big issue for them, because Tanzania is still a developing country.” He hopes to bring students from a neighboring girl’s school next year.The designs of the devices were varied. For example, Arcadia High School’s team, Absolute Value C, developed a conveyor belt design. The engineering challenges evolved as the project developed — and included staying dry.“Initially, the water would go so fast it would shoot over the end,” said Arcadia High senior Lauren Shen. “We added a guard so it wouldn’t shoot over. But one time, we forget to put the vessel on the end, and I was sitting on the ground and it soaked me.” Fortunately, that didn’t happen during today’s event.Caltech in Pasadena, manages JPL for NASA. Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Education Students Test Their Concepts in JPL Invention Challenge From JPL/CALTECH Published on Friday, December 2, 2016 | 5:01 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
In addition to all of the incredible music and adventures, Summer Camp Music Festival offers attendees an opportunity to help make the world a better place…to Make A Difference. Each year the festival sponsors the Make A Difference program, helping to draw attention to the various good works being done through unique music experiences.This year, the festival offered an exclusive Make A Difference set with a twist… you had to earn your way in. Tickets were given out for participation in cleaning and recycling programs, and various other greening endeavors. There’s nothing like an incredible musical event to get people to make the world a better place. Seriously, what a reward!The Everyone Orchestra is the brainchild of Matt Butler, fulfilling his vision to bring musicians together to create wholly unique songs on the spot. The Summer Camp edition featured Al Schnier from moe., Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident, Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits, Jennifer Hartswick of T.A.B., Tom Hamilton of American Babies and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic, Mimi Naja of Fruition, Daniel Lamb of March Fourth!, Nicholas Gerlatch and Chris Gelbuda of Van Ghost. With that kind of firepower at his fingertips, Butler was sure to blow minds while rewarding those who took the time to win their way into the show.Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the opening number, which not only rocked the house but pain homage to the Make A Difference initiative in song. Enjoy!
Events with 50 or more people over the next eight weeks should be canceled or postponed. That’s the agressive recommendation issued Sunday by the CDC.The agency specifically mentioned sporting events, weddings, and festivals in its post announcing the proposed policy.The daily business of places like schools aren’t included in this CDC’s guidance. But, schools in south Florida have been cancelled until the end of March.
Roy Chipman 2002 – beat Central Connecticut State 71-54; beat California 63-50; lost to Kent State 78-73, OT.2003 – beat Wagner 87-61; beat Indiana 74-52; lost to Marquette 77-74. 1941 – beat North Carolina 26-20; lost to Wisconsin 36-30. 0 James RobinsonG6-3200SoMitchellville,Md. Ben Howland Henry Carlson Paul Evans 5 Durand JohnsonF6-6205SoBaltimore 2 Michael YoungF6-8245FrDuquesne,Pa. 1957 – beat Morehead State 86-85; lost to Kentucky 98-92; lost to Notre Dame 86-85.1958 – lost to Miami (Ohio) 82-77.1963 – lost to NYU 93-83. 1974 – beat Saint Joseph’s 54-42; beat Furman 81-78; lost to N.C. State 100-72. 2004 – beat UCF 53-44; beat Wisconsin 59-55; lost to Oklahoma State 63-51.2005 – lost to Pacific 79-71.2006 – beat Kent State 79-64; lost to Bradley 72-66.2007 – beat Wright State 79-58; beat Virginia Commonwealth 84-79, OT; lost to UCLA 64-55.2008 – beat Oral Roberts 82-63; lost to Michigan State 65-54.2009 – beat ETSU 72-62; beat Oklahoma State 84-76; beat Xavier 60-55; lost to Villanova 78-76.2010 – beat Oakland, Mich. 89-66; lost to Xavier 71-68.2011 – beat UNC Asheville 74-51; lost to Butler 71-70.2013 – lost to Wichita State 73-55. Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon, center, talks to his team during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A strong showing in its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament helped Pittsburgh earn a high seed in the NCAA tournament.The Panthers (25-9) received the No. 9 seed in the South Region and will open tournament play against No. 8 seed Colorado (23-11) on Thursday in Orlando.The winner will most likely face top overall seed Florida in the third round.Pitt – which had no bad losses on its resume – boosted its tournament credentials by knocking off 14th-ranked North Carolina in the ACC quarterfinals and lost by three to eventual champion Virginia in the semifinals.Colorado, which lost to Arizona in the Pac-12 semifinals, is headed to the NCAA tournament for the third straight year – the first time the Buffaloes have done that.Panthers RosterCoach: Jamie Dixon 24 Mike LecakG6-2175SoPittsburgh 12 Chris JonesG/F6-6213FrTeaneck,N.J. 50 Joseph UcheboC6-10260SoEnugu,Nigeria 1981 – beat Idaho 70-69, OT; lost to North Carolina 74-57.1982 – lost to Pepperdine 99-88.1985 – lost to Louisiana Tech 78-54. 21 Lamar PattersonG/F6-5225SrLancaster,Pa. 3 Cameron WrightG6-4205JrCleveland Bob Timmons 13 Josh NewkirkG6-1185FrRaleigh,N.C. Buzz Ridl 42 Talib ZannaF6-9230SrKaduna,Nigeria 1 Jamel ArtisF6-7230FrBaltimore 15 Aron NwankwoF6-7˝215JrBaltimore 11 Derrick RandallF6-9240JrBrooklyn,N.Y. Jamie Dixon 22 Joshua KoG6-1150FrKailua,Hawaii PosHtWtYrHometown Pittsburgh Tournament History (23-25) 1987 – beat Marist 93-68; lost to Oklahoma 96-93.1988 – beat Eastern Michigan 108-90; lost to Vanderbilt 80-74, OT.1989 – lost to Ball State 68-64.1991 – beat Georgia 76-68, OT; lost to Kansas 77-66.1993 – lost to Utah 86-85.
The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey team continues to stock pile players for the upcoming B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season as the school inked forward Kyle Golz (Surrey, B.C.) to a commitment letter for the 2012-13 campaign. Golz joins the Saints from the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Grandview Steelers, where he finished the 2011/12 season as the team’s top goal scorer.”Kyle brings experience and character to our line-up,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “He has a good shot, good size, and he’s played at a high level. I expect him to adjust quickly to the college game and take advantage of the opportunity to play a significant role for us in his first BCIHL season.”Golz scored 17 goals and totalled 28 points on the season despite missing 12 games to injury, and added 94 penalty minutes.In two-plus PIJHL seasons split between the Steelers and Aldergrove Kodiaks, Golz scored 32 goals and picked up 21 assists in 66 games. The 6-foot-2 centre has also spent time in the WHL and BCHL, having split the 2008/09 season between the Prince Albert Raiders and the Quesnel Millionaires. “I’m looking forward to joining the Saints and becoming a part of a growing hockey program,” says Golz, who describes himself as a skilled, strong skating power forward.”I’m excited because it looks like were going to have a solid team and I know a number of the guys who have been recruited for this season. I’d like to step in, be a top player and help the team win its first BCIHL championship.” Golz is the seventh forward and ninth player overall to commit to the Saints for the 2012/13 season. He joins fellow forwards Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL), Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), defenceman Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL).
The race was a Mass Start Free Technique.The second race of the series goes Sunday, January 27 at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails near Apex, 10 kilometers south of Nelson on Highway 6.This also a Mass Start Free Technique race and Cross Country Canada Rules and Regulations apply.For more information contact Chief of Race – Louise Poole 250-825-9202 or [email protected] or Race Secretary – Tara Robinson 250-505-3526 or [email protected] to enter is Friday January 25th at 11 p.m. PST. The cross country skiing season is afoot as the Black Jack club near Rossland hosted the first Teck Kootenay Cup series Sunday.The event is a friendly competition run every year between the Nelson Nordic, Black Jack and Kimberley Nordic ski clubs.The race attracts skiers from youth to masters, 50-plus.For complete results go to http://zone4.ca/results.asp?id=5249
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While there were many great results even after a tough year in 2016, there were some real disappointments too. According to Levi Runkle, a Tri-Ag Products, Inc. agronomist, some of those disappointing corn yields may have been partially the result of a rare issue in Ohio — red root rot. Runkle found the unique challenge for Ohio in a surprising number of fields last year.“This is a rare late season destructive disease that leads to lodging. As we went into harvest we started seeing problems with hybrids that don’t usually have problems with lodging or ear drop,” he said. “As we got to looking at it, we started to see a lot of purpling or red on the roots that looked like insect damage. That is something we typically don’t see here. You see it more in the Delaware or Maryland area.”Red root rot. Photo by Levi Runkle.Red root rot needs the right set of conditions to become a problem.“It is brought on by some type of early stress. For us it could have been from the frost damage last year or an early inoculation of Pythium or Fusarium. As you get into the year, red root rot needs an extended period of stress, which we had with drought stress and higher temperatures,” Runkle said. “Then when we got that large rain event in August, it allowed the inoculant for the red root rot to get in. You can have a really good-looking field and in four or five days it is dead. It completely cannibalizes the stalk and shuts down production and stops packing starch, which really affects grain. We can see 20% yield loss from it. The root mass also decays really fast and your stalk decays fast and it causes a lot of lodging, harvest issues and ear drop. It is really nasty. The higher nighttime temperatures towards the end of August also helped this disease thrive. It is very rare to have all of these things come together in Ohio but it happened last year.”According to the University of Illinois, symptoms of red root rot include red or pink discoloration of the root system and lower stalk tissue, early death and shriveling showing up just prior to corn maturity. The red color is deeper and darker than that of Gibberella stalk and root rot and the symptoms can vary among different corn hybrids. The rotting of the roots below ground can lead to wilting and grayish green foliage, premature plant death, and lodging in four to five days.University of Illinois experts said the Phoma terrestris fungus that causes red root rot is associated with Pythium and Fusarium species and can survive in soils with a wide range of temperature and pH conditions. It overwinters as microsclerotia in soil. High yield conditions and moderate temperatures favor the disease.In many cases Runkle thinks red root rot was a problem in more 2016 fields that people realized because other more common issued were blamed.“Some people thought it was rootworm but in some cases in Ohio last year it was red root rot,” he said. “Kernels didn’t fill right because the plant died prematurely.”Runkle does not think red root rot will be a regular problem in Ohio due to the conditions it requires.“Hopefully we don’t see it again for a long time. It does stay in the soil, but you still have to have those other factors for it to be a problem. You have to have a lot of things line up to get this problem,” he said. “I don’t think it will be a regular problem in Ohio.”
A reminder: October not only is National Kitchen and Bath Month, it is when the Department of Energy’s stimulus-funded Cash for Appliances program is scheduled to kick off. The $300 million initiative, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, allows each state that doesn’t already have a similar rebate program to write its own cash-for-appliances rebate rules, submit them for approval to the Department of Energy, and begin issuing rebate checks as early as November.The Cash for Appliances program is similar to the $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program in that it is intended to give consumers an incentive replace an old product with a more energy efficient one. Cash for Clunkers, hugely popular among consumers before its stimulus allotment was depleted, targeted the seriously ailing auto industry. Cash for Appliances, of course, addresses consumer interest in a broader range of products and, like other stimulus programs, is aimed at boosting the overall economy by encouraging homeowners to upgrade their refrigerators, dishwashers, furnaces, air conditioners, and other appliances. Consumers are not required to trade in their old appliances to take advantage of the program.The National Kitchen & Bath Association issued a press release earlier this month to emphasize that the new rebate program is in addition to a number of U.S. tax credits, up to $1,500 total per home, on the purchase price of energy efficient HVAC equipment, windows, insulation, and other products.Incentives north of the borderIn Canada, meanwhile, the Canada Revenue Agency has introduced a new Home Renovation Tax Credit, which applies to eligible renovations made to a homeowner’s primary residence. The program, which expires February 1, 2010, offers a 15% tax credit on home remodeling expenses exceeding $1,000, with a maximum credit of $1,350.The HRTC supplements Canada’s existing ecoENERGY Retrofit Homes grant offered through Natural Resources Canada, the agency charged with ensuring that the country’s natural resources are developed responsibly. The grant provides up to $5,000 to homeowners who make renovations to their homes that reduce energy consumption.The size of Cash for Appliances rebates will depend on state guidelines and the cost of the Energy Star-rated product. Based on payouts being made by existing state-run rebate programs (about 25 states already have them), the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers estimates that rebates will range from $50 to $200.
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Android#entertainment#Google#Samsung dan rowinski Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … But what content does do is sell devices. The best thing that Apple ever did with the iPhone was create the App Store and open up iTunes so music and movies could be downloaded to people’s smartphones. You could argue that the App Store/iTunes has been responsible for selling more Apple devices than any other force combined. This fact is not lost on Samsung.Yet, Samsung is a little bit different from Apple. Its product portfolio is broader, especially when you factor in that it makes televisions (which are some of the best available). Samsung is not just looking to sell smartphones, it wants users to go down the full profile and own a Samsung tablet, computer and TV.That, Samsung’s director of product marketing Ryan Biden tells me, is the biggest push for Samsung Hub.“Hub is really intended for people that own multiple Samsung devices,” Biden said. “It now allows us to deliver content to other devices from Samsung.”That is why Samsung has baked in “screen-mirroring” into its recent Galaxy devices. Through Wi-Fi Direct, you can broadcast what is on your phone to your Samsung TV or vice versa. Apple can do this in a limited fashion with its Apple TV box and AirPlay but that then creates three devices – TV, smartphone, box – Samsung can do it with two. The kicker? It has to be two Samsung devices. Biden downplays the fact that, just by its very existence, Samsung Hub battles Google Play. In Samsung’s mind, they are for two very different use cases for a media store. That may not exactly be the case though. Google’s Android runs on smartphones and tablets and it has Google TV, where Android has been fitted for the big screen. Samsung has even made some of its Smart TVs with Google TV integration. So, the differences that Biden cites may not be as far apart as Samsung likes to think. By putting its own media content store next to Google Play on its new Galaxy S4 smartphones, Samsung is essentially turning all of its users into beta testers that could determine the future of the Android operating system.Think about it. Apple has iTunes. Android has Google Play. Amazon has its own Video On Demand with music and books. BlackBerry as its App World and Microsoft has its Windows Phone Marketplace. What do all of these companies have in common? To a certain extent, they all make their own operating systems, have application stores and sell content such as books, movies, music and television shows through their own proprietary channels. Where, exactly, does Samsung fit into this equation? With the release of the new Galaxy S4 flagship, Samsung has taken all of its media “hubs” and consolidated it all into one Samsung Hub that sells books, movies, television shows, games, apps and music. Samsung Hub comes preloaded on all new Galaxy devices and is pushed front and center with a widget on a home screen panel on its devices. Samsung is a little bit of a misnomer in this equation. It is not like Apple, which makes its own operating system. It uses Google’s Android. By juxtaposing its Media Hub next to Google Play, Samsung is basically asking users to make a choice. Where will you get your content? From us or from Google?What is Samsung’s goal here? Is it preparing to fork Google’s Android operating system and go it alone? With Media Hub, Samsung may be turning users into millions of “beta testers.” If people end up using Media Hub for their content and apps instead of Google Play, Samsung may see reason to fork Android and go it alone. If not, Samsung can try to create its own hub of content that runs across all of its devices, just as Sony tried (and failed at) a couple years ago.This… is a little awkward.Samsung Hub Tense Relations Between Samsung & Google?Much was made earlier this year about how Samsung has grown so dominant in the Android ecosystem that it has become a threat to Google. In certain ways this is true, in many ways it is not. The hinge of the argument is that Samsung could fairly easily strip out all of Google’s services from Galaxy devices and serve similar services up itself. So, no more Gmail, Chrome, Google Play and so forth. Google executives have reportedly acknowledged that Samsung, while being its biggest Android ally, is also a cause of anxiety. It would not take much for Samsung to fork the open source kernel of Android and go it alone. Google would then lose out of the all-important user data and profiles that are the core of its advertising business strategy through mobile.Samsung already makes many of its own alternatives to Google’s offerings through its TouchWiz interface. Samsung has its own email app and browser. Galaxy smartphones come loaded with dual apps for almost every core function – one from Samsung and one from Google. Usually, the Samsung ones are inferior.And now there is Hub.Hub Next To Google PlayWhy do these mobile operating system makers put content in their app stores? Really, the profit margins are not great as companies like Apple, Google and Amazon have to license the content from the creators (movie studios, record labels etc.) and barely eke any money out of it for themselves. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology