first_imgBournemouth: Manchester United’s mini-revival came to a crashing halt as Joshua King’s strike on the stroke of half-time earned Bournemouth a 1-0 win in treacherous weather conditions on England’s south coast.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had not won away from home since March until 10 days ago, but three consecutive wins on the road at Partizan Belgrade, Norwich and Chelsea to book a place in the League Cup quarter-finals in midweek hinted at a turning point for the Norwegian. Instead, the failings that have characterised their season were back in evidence as a lack of goal threat and one moment of slack defending inflicted a fourth Premier League defeat in 11 games.The visitors had started the brighter as both sides struggled to cope in the howling wind and rain.Daniel James whistled a long-range effort just wide, whilst Anthony Martial saw appeals for a penalty waved away.Bournemouth struck their decisive blow just before the break when King, who started his career in England at United after being recommended to Alex Ferguson by Solskjaer, came back to haunt his former employers.The Norwegian acrobatically lifted the ball beyond Victor Lindelof and bamboozled Aaron Wan-Bissaka before firing past David de Gea.United enjoyed plenty of possession in the second period to try and find a route back into the game, but even with Martial back to partner Marcus Rashford in attack, they lacked a cutting edge.Andreas Pereira tested Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a dipping effort from the edge of the area, but it was not until Solskjaer threw on two teenagers in Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams in the final 10 minutes that the visitors really ramped up the pressure.Greenwood came closest to an equaliser when he hit the post with his first touch before Scott McTominay’s shot was too close to Ramsdale, who collected at the second attempt.Bournemouth held out for a third consecutive clean sheet and just their third victory over United in their history to move above the Red Devils into sixth in the Premier League table. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. bournemouthJoshua KingManchester UnitedPL First Published: November 2, 2019, 8:40 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgIndia openers Deepta Sharma and Poonam Raut set a world record in women’s ODIs by smashing 320 for the first wicket during their clash against Ireland at Potchefstroom.The record opening stand powered India to a 249-run win against Ireland.Today India women registered their biggest ODI win by 249 runs over Ireland at Potchefstroomprev: 207 runs bt Pakistan at Dambulla in 2008- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 15, 2017The record was held by the England pair of SJ Taylor and CMG Atkins for nearly 11 years. They had added 268, also for the first wicket, against South Africa at Lord’s in August, 2008.ODIs – 1st wkt recordMen’s: 286 – Upul Tharanga & Sanath Jayasuriya v Eng in 2006Women’s: 320 – Deepti Sharma & Poonam Raut v Ire today- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 15, 2017Nineteen-year-old Deepti, playing her 19th ODI, flayed the Irish attack to amass 188 off 160 balls. The innings was studded with 27 fours and two sixes.Deepti Sharma’s 188 vs Ireland @ Potchefstroom is now the 2nd highest score in women’s ODI after Belinda Clark’s 229* v Denmark in 1997- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 15, 2017Deepti’s 188 is the second highest individual score in women’s ODIs, behind Belinda Clarke’s unbeaten 229 against Denmark in Mumbai back in 1997.The more experienced Raut, 27, played a stellar supporting role at the other end and hammered 109 off 116 as India finished with a daunting 358/3 in their 50 overs.This has been a good month for Indian women’s cricket. Last Tuesday (May 9), Jhulan Goswami became the leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals, drawing high praise from all corners of India’s famed cricketing fraternity.last_img read more

first_imgVirat Kohli endured a horrific series the last time India toured England in 2014. In ten innings the Indian captain could only manage 134 runs at a disappointing average of 13.50 as he was continuously troubled by the English swing bowlers.However, since then Kohli has transformed himself into a force which has become the bowlers’ nightmare. In 37 Tests since the disastrous 2014 tour, Kohli has played 37 Tests and scored 15 centuries, including six double hundreds. During this period, Kohli has amassed 3699 runs at an incredible average of 64.89 and has also scored 7 fifties.With the five-match Test series between India and England scheduled to start from August 1, former England captain Graham Gooch feels Kohli’s “extra motivation” to score runs in England could prove to be dangerous for the home side.”He (Kohli) is a top ranked player in the world at the moment and I think a dangerous customer for England as he has the motivation to improve his record in this country. Every player wants to be known to be able to play well in all sorts of conditions,” Gooch told BCCI.TV in an interview.Time for Virat Kohli to show he can score runs in England: Glenn McGrathA discussion on Kohli led to inevitable comparison with his English counterpart Joe Root and according to Gooch, what sets the duo apart, is their ability to play match- winning knocks under any circumstances.”Well, they are both world class players across formats of the game. They are both match-winning players. I love watching Virat Kohli and Joe Root bat. They both play all round the wicket and they are both positive, very focussed and I like to see that.advertisement”And I think one thing that people should remember what sets them apart in the modern era — people who watch shouldn’t remember how many runs they score or what innings they played. But (they should remember) when Virat Kohli or Joe Root played an innings, that helped them win the match for their team. That’s what counts. Not the number of runs.”It might be 50 in difficult conditions or 150 on a flat wicket but when your performance helps your side win the match, that’s when you should be proud of,” said Gooch, who had famously ‘swept’ India out of the 1987 World Cup with a marvellous century in the semi-final in Mumbai.Writing off Virat Kohli is the biggest mistake: Dale Steyn to India TodayGooch, who has a prolific record against the Asian team including his highest Test score of 333 at Lord’s in 1990, termed India as an “improved side” that has struggled in the past but now look ready to shed the tag of “poor travellers”.”Sometimes in the past, India have struggled when they have travelled abroad. Obviously they have been very strong at home but they are improving all the time.”And Virat Kohli is very determined to do well. I think he has got a point to prove, he has got a good all-round side, got some good spinners,” said Gooch, who scored 8900 runs in 118 Tests with 20 hundreds.Gooch feels the current hot weather in the UK could make the upcoming series a more even contest.England bowlers’ class will make the difference vs India: Dale Steyn”It is going to be a very close series. As you know, we have had very unusual weather in this country. No rain really for eight weeks. It is unheard of. Probably, it is hotter than what it is in India at the moment. I think that will level it up a little bit.”If the conditions are overcast Broad and Anderson will come into play, but flatter wickets will make it a much more closer contest, he said.”If the ball was moving quite a lot, it would have been a slight advantage for people like Broad and Anderson, who are world-class performers, when the ball is moving around. I think wickets will be a little bit flatter and so I think (it is) quite a difficult series to pick a winner actually. May be, one Test either way,” Gooch said.The former skipper also had a word of caution for the home team, which, according to him, has not performed consistently of late.”As an Englishman, I would want England to win but our form in Test cricket hasn’t been that good recently. We did very poorly in the winter in Australia, beaten 0-4, beaten by New Zealand, drew against Pakistan.”We are not playing Test cricket as we would like to. We have some very good cricketers but they need to perform,” he said.advertisement”India are strong side and you don’t get to No 1 rating position without playing well. So, it’s going to be a tight series. England will have a lot to play for as they are under performing,” he signed off.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

first_imgzoom Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku today laid keel of Mein Schiff 5, and officially cut the first steel of its sister ship Mein Schiff 6, built for the German cruise line TUI Cruises.The production of the cruise ship Mein Schiff 6 was officially launched when TUI Cruises CEO Wybcke Meyer started the plasma cutting machine in the production hall of Meyer Turku shipyard.The hull construction of the Mein Schiff 5 began by lowering the keel block into the shipyard’s drydock. Following old traditions of the shipyard in this event some coins were placed under the keel block to bring luck for the ship.TUI Cruises CEO Wybcke Meyer cuts the first steel for Mein Schiff 6Like their sister ships (Mein Schiff 3 and Mein Schiff 4), they will be approximately 294 meters long, have 15 decks with around 1,253 staterooms and the capacity to carry approximately 2,506 passengers.”This growth presents us with the opportunity to further strengthen our position with one of the most modern fleets on the German market. With six ships in the medium term, we are aiming at a market share in excess of 25 percent,” said Wybcke Meier, TUI Cruises’ CEO.TUI Cruises is a joint venture between TUI AG and the global cruise shipping line Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.last_img read more

first_img David Muise, Sydney Ian MacLean, Pictou Rollie Thompson, Halifax Cathy Dalziel, Halifax Fae Shaw, Halifax Judith Ann McPhee, Halifax Lynn Connors, Kentville Karen Leslie Hudson, Halifax Darrell Dexter, Dartmouth Roderick (Rory) Rogers, Halifax Timothy Daley, New Glasgow Sean Layden, Dartmouth Dianne Lynn McGrath, Sydney Shawna Yvonne Hoyte, Halifax “I congratulate all recipients on this special designation,” said Mr. Landry. “An independent committee has recognized these individuals for their commitment to serving the justice system, their communities and all Nova Scotians.” Queen’s Counsel appointment criteria includes a minimum of 15 years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia, demonstration of professional integrity, good character and outstanding contributions to the practice of law. The Queen’s Counsel Advisory Committee is chaired by Chief Justice Michael MacDonald. Other members of the committee include Alice Almond, Janice Beaton, Robert Dickson, Ronald MacDonald, Harvey McPhee, Harry Munro, Terry Roane, William Ryan, Kimberley Turner, and John W. Traves. Justice Minister and Attorney General Ross Landry announced today, Feb. 25, the Queen’s Counsel Advisory Committee recommendation for the appointment of 14 lawyers as recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Counsel designation. The appointees are: last_img read more

first_imgLondon: Glaciers become the largest supplier of water to some of Asia’s major river basins during droughts, fulfilling the basic needs of 221 million people when water shortages are at their worst, a study has found. The study, published in journal Nature, has important economic and social implications for a region that is vulnerable to drought. Climate change is causing most of the region’s glaciers to shrink. Hamish Pritchard, a glaciologist at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in the UK, said that the melt-water is important for the people living downstream when the rains fail and water shortages are at their worst. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’According to researchers, each summer, glaciers release 36 cubic kilometres of water — equivalent to 14 million Olympic swimming pools — to these rivers. This is enough water to cater to the needs of 221 million people. The high-mountain region of Asia, known as the Third Pole, including the Himalayas, has 95,000 glaciers in total. About 800 million people are partly dependent on their melt-water. However, this supply is unsustainable because climate change is causing the region’s glaciers to lose 1.6 times more water than they gain each year from new snowfall. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaResearchers analysed estimates of the glacier contribution with the amount of precipitation in average years and in drought years. They used climate datasets and hydrological modelling to calculate the volume of glacier water entering and leaving the region’s major river basins. “Even in high-mountain Asia, they are remote and cover quite a small part of the region. It turns out that they are particularly valuable to society as a natural store of water that keeps the rivers flowing through summer, even through long droughts,” Pritchard said. Against a background of increasing drought-related water and food shortages and malnutrition, which have been predicted with high confidence for the coming decades, Pritchard said that Asia’s glaciers will play an increasingly important part in protecting downstream populations from drought-induced spikes in water stress.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the government’s own advisers had now admitted that the country’s economy was in a “deep mess” and asked the Centre to remonetise it by putting money in the hands of “the needy and not the greedy”. He also said the Congress had been cautioning about the state of the economy for long. “Government’s own economic advisors have finally acknowledged what we cautioned for long – India’s economy is in a deep mess. “Now, accept our solution and remonetise the economy, by putting money back in the hands of the needy and not the greedy,” Gandhi wrote on Twitter.last_img

first_imgDAWSON CITY, Yn – Unseasonably warm weather in Yukon is cold comfort for residents of Dawson City who depend on an ice bridge across the Yukon River to connect the community during the winter months.The territorial government’s plans to create an “ice Band-Aid” to the Yukon River outside the community have been suspended because balmy conditions are thwarting efforts to freeze a 90-metre gap of open water between Dawson and West Dawson.Highways and Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn announced $200,000 last month to spray ice water over the gap in an effort to promote freeze-up.A social media post from him on Monday says warm weather has impeded the project.Daytime temperatures did not fall below freezing on several days last week, although Environment Canada lists the average January high for the community at -22.A ferry connects Dawson City in the summer and the river usually freezes shortly after the ferry stops operating, but the ice has not formed for the second year in a row, forcing at least 100 residents to make a 10 to 15 kilometre detour by foot, ski or snowmobile.At the time the ice bridge plan was announced in December, Mostyn said he was “fairly confident” of success but offered no guarantees, saying the territory would have to be innovative because “the climate is not what it once was.”Mostyn’s latest update on the project says the government will have more details about it in the coming days. (CKRW)last_img read more

Rabat – The law will be discussed and approved in the Tunisian parliament before it goes into effect.The Tunisian president, Beji Caid Essebsi, launched the initiative in August last year on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. t, August 13, 2017.Many conservative Tunisians opposed the president’s move, arguing that it goes against the Quran which states that men should inherit the double of what women should. The president however stood by his initial move, saying that citizens in Tunisia will have the freedom of choosing to whether follow the Sharia Islamic Law or the constitution.Read also: Tunisia’s Ennahda Challenges Newly Proposed Inheritance Equality LawEssebsi’s initiative, which was launched under the slogan “Equality: A Right, Not a Privilege,” was based on the Tunisian constitution that upholds ‘Citizenship, the will of the people, and the supremacy of the law.’Essebsi’s insistence on gender equality , received heavy criticism in Tunisia and in other Islamic countries.Rights activists and the feminist movements in Morocco have also been calling for a reform in inheritance regulations. Earlier this year, in March, Moroccan public figures, including university professors, lawyers, doctors, launched a petition to abolish the Ta’sib inheritance law. They argued that Morocco should adopt a rights-based inheritance law that preserves women’s right to equal treatment in inheritance. read more

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed sharply higher amid expectations that China will move to counter its economic slowdown, but an earnings report from Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. failed to inspire investors.The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 81.88 points to 14,260.72. The Canadian dollar fell 0.23 of a cent to 90.42 cents US.BlackBerry CEO John Chen says he is focused on growing the struggling smartphone company and has no intention of moving its main operations outside Canada.The Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry, which has been restructuring and cutting costs in the last year, posted a fourth-quarter loss of US$423 million or 80 cents per share diluted in its latest quarter. This compared with a profit of $98 million or 19 cents per diluted share a year ago.However, excluding one-time items, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) said it had an adjusted loss from continuing operations of $42 million or eight cents per share.Analysts, on average, had expected a loss of 55 cents per share, according to estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.Shares in BlackBerry rose as much as six per cent in early trading, but then reversed course and closed down more than six per cent, or 65 cents, at $9.31.Meanwhile, Wall Street was positive as the Dow Jones industrials gained 58.83 points to 16,323.06, the Nasdaq rose 4.53 points to 4,155.76 and the S&P 500 index added 8.58 points to 1,857.62.Bob Gorman, chief portfolio strategist with TD Waterhouse, said many analysts expect 2014 to be “the year of convergence” between the TSX and the New York markets, as resource stocks see a bit of a lift.“We’re having a bit of a pop to the upside,” he said. “There’s not a lot of strong storylines, but it just reflects a little bit of a bounce from recent weakness, more than anything else.”Most sectors on the Toronto Stock Exchange were in the black, with gold and metals and mining stocks emerging as the leading advancers.The gold contract took back 50 cents to US$1,294.30 an ounce, while oil gained 39 cents to US$101.67 a barrel. May copper contract gained five cents to US$3.04 a pound.Overseas, expectations grew that China would inject more stimulus into its economy after seeing growth slow to its weakest level since the financial crisis five years ago.China has set a target of 7.5 per cent economic growth this year but has said it is more concerned about ensuring sufficient new jobs are created than precisely meeting the GDP figure.In the U.S., the latest figures showed that the economy there is progressing at a moderate pace.The U.S. Commerce Department said consumer spending rose 0.3 per cent in February following a 0.2 per cent rise in January, helped by a surge in spending on utility bills. However, spending on durable goods such as autos dropped.Another report found that consumer sentiment slipped in March from the previous month, as Americans said they were less likely to buy cars and homes because of slightly higher interest rates.The University of Michigan says its consumer sentiment index dipped to 80 in March from 81.6 in February.That’s still about five points higher than last fall, when sentiment fell during the government shutdown. The index was 82.5 in December, leaving economists to conclude that the figures suggest confidence didn’t take that big of a hit during the harsh winter. by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 28, 2014 7:46 am MDT Toronto, Wall Street end the week higher as BlackBerry shares fall on earnings AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

← Previous Story BRUTAL: Rhein Neckar Lowen to play in Leipzig and Barcelona in 24 hours! Next Story → WELCOME BACK CL: Slawomir Szmal calls in “House of Szmal” Paris Saint Germain playing strong at the beginning of the season. The French champions celebrated second win in Round 2 of the domestic LidlStar Ligue by beating newcomers from Massy Essonne 33:17. In the main role, again, was Mikkel Hansen with nine goals from 11 shots.PSG : Omeyer (12 saves), Corrales (6 saves) ; Gensheimer (2/2), Mollgaard (0/1), Stepancic (0/3), Sagosen (4/7), Kounkoud (0/3), Damjanovic (2/3), Remili (4/8), Abalo (5/7), L. Karabatic (3/3), Hansen (9/11), Narcisse (1/2), N. Karabatic (1/3), Nahi (1/1).Massy : Bauer (5 saves), Bellahcene (6 saves) ; Sall (3/8), Laplace (2/6), Cramoisy (1/3), Pirani (1/3), Bungue (0/1), Walczak (1/2), Caron (1/3), Réault (2/3), Mollerup (2/6), Portet (0/1), Conta (1/2), Herceg (1/4), Lamy (2/10).Results of Round 2:Nantes 38 – 30 Cesson Rennes-MetropoleParis SG 33 – 17 Massy EssonneTremblay 27 – 28 DunkerqueIvry 21 – 28 AixNimes 24 – 28 MontpellierSaran 34 – 33 ToulouseSTANDINGS:1. Paris SG 2 2 0 0 63:39 42. Montpellier 2 2 0 0 57:42 43. Nantes 2 2 0 0 66:52 44. Saran 2 2 0 0 64:62 45. Dunkerque 2 1 1 0 51:50 36. Toulouse 2 1 0 1 59:59 27. Nimes 2 1 0 1 54:49 28. Aix 2 1 0 1 53:47 29. St. Raphael 1 0 1 0 23:23 110. Cesson Rennes-Metropole 2 0 0 2 59:68 011. Tremblay 2 0 0 2 48:58 012. Chambery Savoie 1 0 0 1 18:29 013. Ivry 2 0 0 2 43:58 014. Massy Essonne 2 0 0 2 39:61 0 read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Four people were arrested and about 48 kilos of cocaine were seized by authorities in the western port city of Patras and in Athens in a cocaine bust last week.Patras port authorities acted on a tip-off with the help of sniffer dogs, discovered a large quantity of cocaine during a check of a truck in the port that had arrived from Bari, Italy via ferry. The narcotic was concealed in a specifically designed hiding space in the driver’s cabin of the truck. It had been covered by a special cream and wrapped in carbon paper so it could not be traced by X-ray instruments.Authorities also found a carton containing 10 one-kilo boxes of the chemical substance phenacetin in white powder. This was to be mixed with the cocaine in order to increase the quantity of the drug.The driver of the truck and two others in a car accompanying the truck were arrested at the port. A subsequent operation in Athens led to the arrest of a 48-year-old Albanian national.According to port officials, the stash was one of the largest quantities of cocaine to be seized in the last five years. International connections have not been ruled out. The investigation continues for possible other members of the drug ring.Source: ana-mpalast_img read more

first_imgOne of three men accused of burglarizing a Ridgefield house was sentenced Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court to two years in prison.Omar R. Ortega, 36, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and third-degree assault in connection with the March 30 incident.His two co-defendants, Jean Carlos Bachemolina, 43, and Edgar Bulles Torres, 36, both of Monroe, La., previously pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and were sentenced to 20 and 15 months, respectively.According to an affidavit of probable cause, Bachemolina told investigators that he had been in Vancouver for only one night when he, Torres and Ortega went driving around in a van at about 2:45 a.m. Ortega, who was driving, stopped at a dark house in the 2000 block of South Osprey Drive in Ridgefield.Ortega stayed in the van while Torres and Bachemolina pushed on a glass door, breaking it, and went inside. The men didn’t think anyone was home, but Bachemolina found a 31-year-old woman hiding in an upstairs bedroom closet, the affidavit states.The woman was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, who reportedly heard a “female scream, the sound of a struggle and then the line went dead,” court records said. The burglars took and broke the woman’s phone, according to Ridgefield police.The men ran back to the van and fled, prompting a police pursuit that ended a few miles away when the van stopped abruptly in the middle of the street and all three ran from the vehicle, court documents state.last_img read more

first_imgContinuing its campaign to increase the number of Black engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers partnered with the U.S. Army to share educational and career opportunities with Black students at the 2015 NSBE Maryland Fall Regional Conference.Earlier this year, the organization set a goal to produce 10,000 bachelor’s degree recipients in engineering annually, by 2025, up from the current number of 3,620 through a campaign dubbed “Be 1 of 10,000”. The NSBE’s campaign has also committed to reaching out to Black 7th graders since October.  The conference, geared toward college students, is an attempt to make the field more approachable by introducing potential graduates to a host of professionals with science, engineering, technology, and math careers.“As students and professionals in STEM, we know the importance of driving this change, to ensure the future of our communities,” said NSBE National Chair Neville Green, a senior in chemical engineering at the City University of New York.But with Black students consistently falling below the benchmarks for success in STEM careers in subjects like algebra, calculus, and geometry, reaching those numbers may prove challenging.Only 19 percent of Black 4th graders in the U.S. and 13 percent of the nation’s Black 8th graders were proficient in math in 2015, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and are only 1.1 percent of the nation’s Black college freshmen enrolled in engineering programs in 2010, according to a recent analysis conducted by the NSBE.Delano Houghton, a freshman at Morgan State University who attended the NSBE conference, was among those Black students whose early math and science grades could have easily stopped his dreams of becoming an engineer.  Houghton, however, said with tutoring and a commitment from his parents to learning, he improved.“My grandfather was a horticulturists in the 1940s when everyone said that Blacks were animals and didn’t have the capacity to learn math and rigorous sciences, and my dad kept reminding me that if it could be done without computers and support then, it definitely could be achieved now,” said Houghton.  “I dropped all sports and put the time I would have spent on basketball or football practice, on algebra and chemistry.”Houghton said that the “Be 1 of 10,000” campaign has the potential to surpass its goals with the same support that athletics get. “It’s not a condemnation in any way, but I could have used the people who cheered me on in community sports in my corner with these classes,” Houghton said. “Young people know what is important to the community and society by who gets behind it – who supports it.  STEM could be like that.”“Be 1 of 10,000” has targeted 7th graders because they are scheduled to graduate from four-year colleges in 2025. However, NSBE’s strategic goals also include the creation of a “pipeline” to engineering careers for sophomore-senior student populations that provide online resources and support. The NSBE Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program for students in grades 3 through 8, already reaches younger students.last_img read more

first_imgThe Kitale, Kenya native posted a historic 2018 campaign, earning five victories and placing in the top 15 of all seven starts. At the NCAA Championships in Madison, Wisc., Wasike placed 14th in the championship 6K with a time of 20:08.2, earning USTFCCCA All-American status for the second-consecutive season. Prior to the NCAA meet, she took first at both the NCAA Southeast Regional and ACC Championships, earning Louisville’s first championship as an ACC member. In the regional 6K, her time of 19:42.1 set both a personal and Winthrop University course record. In other ACC accolades, Virginia Tech’s Peter Seufer was named Men’s Runner of the Year, while Notre Dame’s Matt Sparks was named Men’s Coach of the Year and NC State’s Laurie Henes earned Women’s Coach of the Year. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday morning that University of Louisville junior Dorcas Wasike has been named the 2018 ACC Women’s Runner of the Year. She is the first Cardinals runner to earn the ACC’s top postseason performer accolade. “This award speaks for itself. We are proud of Dorcas, and she has earned the right to be called the top cross country runner in the ACC,” said head coach Dale Cowper. For more updates and information, follow Louisville cross country on Twitter at @UofLTrackXC and on Facebook.center_img Story Links  Print Friendly Version Earlier in the season, Wasike earned victories at the Tennessee Dual, Vanderbilt Commodore Classic and Louisville Cross Country Classic, setting a personal 5K record in the home meet. Additionally, she finished third overall at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals in October. Tuesday’s announcement adds to a bevy of honors this season, including placement on the All-Region and All-ACC teams, four ACC Women’s Performer of the Week awards, and the program’s first USTFCCCA Southeast Regional Women’s Athlete of the Year.last_img read more

first_imgI’ve been saying for most of the life of the Wii U now that the only way Nintendo is going to turn the platform around is with great games. They are doing that for the most part, albeit a little slowly. However, for the forthcoming (and instantly popular) release of the Pokemon fighting game Pokken Tournament, there’s an extra thing to purchase: a new controller.For now, the special controller is only confirmed for release in Japan and the design is based on the arcade machine (released in Japan back in July). You can see the arcade controller in this video review of the machine:It has a D-pad and four main face buttons, but no analog sticks. The ZL and ZR triggers are buttons next to Select and Start, and there’s a couple of shoulder buttons to finish off the design. It’s wired, too, so no batteries to charge and therefore a cheaper peripheral to make and therefore buy.It reminds me of the Wii Pro Controller, and hopefully Nintendo doesn’t restrict its use to Pokken Tournament. There’s a number of games that do not require analog sticks or the Wii U standard controller’s display to play, and not having to worry about charging is great. More specifically, it could prove popular for playing Virtual Console games if the D-pad is well designed.I suspect Nintendo will do a bundle of the game with the controller, but must also sell the controller separately for two-player gaming. That should allow gamers in Western markets to import the controller without having to purchase the region-restricted game as well. It all depends on how many controllers Nintendo decides to have made, though.Play-Asia is already advertising the controller, which is made by Hori, with a $34.99 price tag. That’s not too bad.Pokken Tournament arrives in Japan on March 18 next year, with European and North American launches following in the second quarter.last_img read more

first_imgMarch 11, 2011 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Big personalities and, ultimately, big brands have notably careened through the Austin Convention Center — where most of Interactive takes place over the years. Twitter and its co-founders, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams made their debut at SXSW in 2007, garnering major Web awards and praise. There was also an infamous keynote interview with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in 2008. Last year, geolocation technology was a major focal point, with much attention paid to Austin-based Gowalla CEO Josh Williams.Likewise, this year, there will surely be ample fodder for headlines. And while we’ll be there to cover the big releases about the latest crazes, for the most part, we’ll paint the picture of the other side of SXSW. In addition to big names, Interactive attracts a certain type of person — the entrepreneurs, inventors and risk takers we call the Gatecrashers. They’re the people who are not yet on the main stage, but they come with an eye (and a liver) for new relationships, partnerships and collaborations. They come with a dream and a promise to be heard. Amongst the general insanity of the Convention Center, you will find these Gatecrashers on the outside holding their own and not necessarily looking in or caring about what’s happening in the more controlled arena.Business cards will be exchanged by the box-full, iPhones will be bumped and new visions will find shots in the arm. This is the true spirit of SXSW and what we’re most excited to share. Through the upcoming days, we’ll paint the picture of the Gatecrashers’ scene because from that vantage point we’re able to capture the true entrepreneurial spirit of Interactive.Again, we’ll cover the big names and the big brands. We’ll also post about new and exciting technologies that have the potential to affect the zeitgeist, the marketplace or both. We’ll even bring you on-the-street snapshots and sound bites to give a 360-worldview of the event. After all, Interactive — as its name so aptly suggests and the technology has proven — is about people. It’s an exciting time to be in Austin, and we’re looking forward to sharing our experiences with it. And as a SXSW-veteran, I second Jennifer Wang’s advice to hydrate.Bryan Keplesky is Senior Art Director at Austin’s Door Number 3, an independent branding shop. Bryan has covered SXSW since 2005. Contact Bryan at  min readcenter_img The first two months of the year in Austin have always had a bit of a sleepy quality to them, which is surprising considering how much actually goes on every day and night in our fair city. But, collectively, all Austinites take one deep breath before the plunge into the ten day international Interactive, Film and Music Festival called South By Southwest.This is Door Number 3’s fifth year of covering SXSW. Interactive has always been our favorite part, not only because of the yearly parade of promising upstarts, big names, brands and exciting new technology, but because of all the people who attend.  Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Putting out an app is like releasing a music single. You never know which song will be your next big hit — or flop. There are two million apps on the app store, yet only a fraction of those make any money.This means it’s particularly important for you to keep your head above water while you wait for that one hit single to make it. Here are five ways to survive your first 100 days:1. Don’t quit your job just yet. If you’ve got an idea, start working on it while you’re still in a job. You need to keep paying those bills. Keep in mind what Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week advises: “People tend to think it’s employee or entrepreneur, but there’s a broad spectrum and you can very slowly and methodically move from one end to the other.” So get rolling and build a working prototype. Test the waters and validate whether there is enough demand for your app in the market. Get your first few paying customers, even if your app is free and has in-app purchases.Getting some traction only validates the demand for your product and gives you the confidence to replicate your marketing efforts on a much larger scale. If youare in the market for investors, having some traction when you take your working prototype to them will be a huge benefit in your favor.2. Outsource the development of your product. When building your prototype or the first instance of your product, outsource the development to keep the costs at a minimum. Critics may jump in their seats at this advice and warn you against outsourcing. But some of the most famous products today were outsourced in their initial days — Alibaba,, Digg, Skype. And these are only a drop in the bucket of such examples.Your focus as a startup in your first 100 days should be to get your core product ready for customers. If outsourcing to the right partners helps you build your Beta, then so be it. Once you gain traction from the market, you can afford to build an in-house team. At this point, you may even be able to hire the developer who worked on your product (like Digg did) or buyout the company that developed for you (like did).3. Take up short-term projects. This is potentially the best route to building a mobile app product business and staying afloat at the same time.While you’re on the path to building your own product, look for short-term projects that can fund you till you launch your product and you begin to gain traction in terms of revenue.You can find these short-term projects through numerous platforms such as Elance, Guru, Freelancer and AppTank. Spread the word among your friends and network that you’re taking in app development projects so anyone with a requirement can get in touch with you. That’s how Mikael and Niklas Hed built Rovio, the makers of the popular Angry Birds mobile game.4. Get seed funding to see you through. “Financially, a startup is like a pass/fail course. The way to get rich from a startup is to maximize the company’s chances of succeeding, not to maximize the amount of stock you retain,” says Paul Graham in one of his essays.You need the money to develop a prototype of your app and validate your product idea with actual customers. The entire process should take you an average of about 100 days from idea to feedback. If you can give up equity for something that helps you launch your product, you definitely should. Getting funding from angel investors is relatively easy and you do not need an elaborate business plan or a working prototype.5. Get a part-time job. Even if you’ve quit your job in the heat of the moment and started working on your project, sometimes things don’t always go in the direction we intend.It may take much longer to get to market for whatever reason and you need to survive. Get a part-time job. You need to survive to see your product through to its launch.You have to invent the future you want. With that said, you’ve got to do all that it takes to keep your head above the water and these tactics should give you that starting point. 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. October 30, 2013last_img read more

first_imgIxtepec, Oaxaca — The Ministry of National Defense has reported the crash of a Mexican military plane in Oaxaca shortly after take off.The ministry said the crash occurred Tuesday at 3:25 p.m. during a military training flight at military base 2 in Ixtepec, Oaxaca. Although the plane was completely destroyed, the two pilots inside managed to eject before the plane hit the ground.Their report says the Beechcraft T-6C Mexican Air Force plane was a training plane and crashed inside base grounds. Both crew members were taken to the military hospital where they were reported as stable with minor injuries.In a statement, the Investigative and Air Accident Examiner and Inspection and Comptroller General commissions of the Army and Air Force say they will continue to investigate the cause of the crash.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more