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NSWCCC take the 18’s Boys title

first_imgNew South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges have survived a late comeback from the Queensland Secondary Schools Touch side to win the title at the 2009 X-Blades National Youth Championships.CCC got out to a three touchdown lead before QSST hit back to level the game with minutes remaining.QSST had the opportunity to again level the scores late in the game when CCC’s Edan Price got sent to the sin bin with less than two minutes remaining, but were unable to capitalise, with the NSW boys taking the game by one touchdown. QSST got off to a great start when Ryley Jacks dived across the line in the opening set of six to give his side the early lead. It wasn’t long before CCC hit back, with Alex Franklin on the receiving end off a great flick pass from Daniel Chiddy, to level the scores at 1-all.Edrick Lee put QSST back in front five minutes later when he crossed over in the corner to give his side a 2-1 lead. But it was Scott Daley’s touchdown in the ninth minute, set up by Sam Brisby, which leveled the scores up again. CCC then hit the lead for the first time in the game when Simon Lang’s dive for the try line gave his side a 3-2 lead.CCC extended their lead four minutes later when a cut out pass from Brisby set up Alex Franklin for his second to give his side a three touchdown lead with minutes remaining in the first half.But QSST weren’t finished for the half, with Jacks crossing for second touchdown just before half-time to go to the break down by two, 5-3. CCC was back on the attack just after half-time, and extended their lead back to three touchdowns when Ben Dosseter scored in the first set of six. QSST’s Kade Bonner was the next to score, and brought his side back within two touchdowns with 13 minutes remaining, and when Lee crossed for his second, the Queensland boys were back in the game.Adam Pryde’s touchdown leveled the scores for QSST, but it was short lived, with Nicholas Good scoring off the next set of six off the back of some great work by Matt Moylan to steal the lead back, 7-6.Price was sent to the bin with two minutes remaining to give the QSST boys a chance to hit back, but it was too little too late, with CCC running away with the title.CCC was rewarded for their consistent carnival, with Moylan being named Player of the Match, and Good being named Player of the Series.  NSWCCC Captain Dan Mahoney paid tribute to his team mates in the presentations after the game. “We’re all mates and that’s what it’s all about, that’s why we play touch,” Mahoney said.last_img read more

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COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers Orders 4 Pulp Carriers

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license China’s shipping company COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers has exercised options to build four 62,000-ton multipurpose pulp carriers. The company said it signed an agreement with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) shipyard for the construction of vessel quartet on March 1, 2019.The ships are expected to be delivered between the late 2019 and 2021. The company will pay USD 33.5 million per ship, according to data provided by Asiasis.Last year, COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers ordered five identical 62,000-ton pulp carriers. The order included four options which needed to be confirmed by March 7, 2019.As explained, the move is in line with the company’s development strategy focused on seizing opportunities in the global pulp market.Back in 2017, COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers also ordered three 62,000 dwt pulp carriers at Dalian yard. The ships will carry cargo of Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano Papel e Celulose.COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers, part of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited Company, operates a fleet of more than 100 vessels, including multipurpose and heavy lift vessels, semi-submersible vessels, pure car carriers, logs carriers as well as asphalt carriers.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Rameshwaram Dwarka would be added to pilgrimage scheme CM

first_imgNew Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that Delhi government will add Rameshwaram and Dwarka to the Pilgrimage Scheme for the senior citizens of the state. “We will add three to four more places to this scheme. Rameshwaram and Dwarka would be added to this scheme,” said Chief Minister Kejriwal.The Delhi CM met residents of the unauthorised colonies at his resident. The Chief Minister urged all the senior citizens of Delhi to take this scheme and visit a pilgrimage. “I will request all the people and the youths to tell the senior citizens about our scheme and to encourage them to go to the pilgrimage. The people are very happy after the visits,” said the Delhi CM. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder1,100 senior citizens from each of the 70 assembly constituencies can undertake journey on specific circuits. Under the scheme, a city resident above 60 years will be eligible to take free pilgrimage along with his or her spouse. The applicant can also take along an attendant above the age of 20 years, if the applicant or his spouse is above 70 years. The pilgrimage scheme is the first fully paid pilgrimage for senior citizens aged above 60 years. The Tirth Yojana will include travel, stay, and food for senior citizens. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsFirst trip was at the Delhi-Amritsar-Wagah Border-Anandpur Sahib route via train and started on the eve of July 12 from Safdarjung railway station and concluded on July 16. Delhi government approximately plans to send 77,000 people on a first-come-first-served basis. Each year 1,100 beneficiaries from each of the 70 assembly constituencies in Delhi will be sent on pilgrimage. The Delhi CM also said that the Delhi government will make sure that the unauthorised colonies become regularise and will not politicise the issue. “The BJP is saying that they have done the whole work of regularisation and we did not do anything. I will tell them that I will not politicise the issue. I am happy to give all the credits to them but I want this work should finish soon,” said Delhi CM.last_img read more

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Dawson Creek to hold public meeting about the future of Rotary Lake

first_imgIn January, Dawson Creek City Council received a report from staff that said it would cost anywhere from $400,000 to $500,000 to convert the lake into a pool, plus the annual cost of operating that could run over $200,000.In a post on Facebook in January, Mayor Dale Bumstead said that council decided to table the motion for consideration at a future date. He explained that the reason the resolution was made is that the City cannot afford up to half a million dollars in upgrades and up to $200,000 in annual costs to operate another pool.The City will make a presentation during the public meeting about the current status of the lake and will take feedback from the public on what to do next with the facility.For more about the public meeting, click here and join the event on Facebook. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek will host a public meeting about the future of Rotary Lake later this month.The public meeting will be held on May 28 at the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts starting at 7 p.m. The man-made lake at the Mile 0 Park in Dawson Creek has been closed since the death of a 12-year-old girl in 2016.Northern Health order that the lake be closed after the girl’s foot became stuck on a drain at the bottom of the lake. Northern Health has said Rotary Lake’s designation should be changed to that of a pool, meaning it would have to follow much more stringent requirements.last_img read more

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Search resuming this weekend for Dawson Creek man who vanished near Kinuseo

first_imgAnyone with information to assist the police are asked to call Tumbler Ridge RCMP at (250) 242-5252. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The search for a Dawson Creek man who went missing near Kinuseo Falls nearly three weeks ago will be resuming this weekend.Cpl. Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP said in a release that Search and Rescue units, as well as police, will be resuming the official search on Saturday for the 29-year-old man. The man is believed to have fallen into the Murray River near the bottom of Kinuseo Falls while on a camping trip sometime during the overnight hours on June 9th or 10th.Cpl. Saunderson said on June 12th that after an extensive search conducted on the water with jet boats and in the air with a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft for two days, that officials suspended the search because the fast-moving water in the Murray River was hampering search efforts.last_img read more

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Freshmans late goal lifts Ohio State womens soccer team into Sweet 16

OSU junior forward Nichelle Prince (7)during a game against Butler in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Nov. 14 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 2-1. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State women’s soccer team (13-6-3) is headed to the Sweet 16 after defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies (15-4-2) on Friday afternoon 1-0 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Freshman midfielder Arden Holden netted her first career goal with 11 minutes remaining to keep the Buckeyes’ postseason run afloat. With the win, the Scarlet and Gray are headed to their third Sweet 16 in the past six seasons. The beginning of the game was slow, as the first 15 minutes did not present many opportunities to score for either side. In the 20th minute, OSU finally got to a solid opportunity in the final third when senior midfielder/forward Michela Paradiso tried to curl one in from 20 yards out on the left wing but it sailed over the crossbar. Two minutes later, the Buckeyes had another opportunity to score when junior forward Lindsay Agnew sent a strong ball to junior forward Nichelle Prince, but a Virginia Tech defender cleared it away. The Hokies, who entered the game as the 14th-overall seed, were able to generate a scoring opportunity in the 43rd minute when sophomore forward Alani Johnson sent one on the frame, but OSU redshirt junior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker made a lunging save to preserve the scoreless match. The teams headed into the locker rooms at halftime tied 0-0. The Hokies led the Buckeyes 6-1 in shots, 1-0 on goal. OSU came back in the second half with plenty of opportunities to score early on, but the Buckeyes simply could not find the back of the net. In the 79th minute, the Buckeyes put the one and only goal on the board. Prince split two Virginia Tech defenders before playing the ball out to Holden who finished off the keeper. Holden has appeared in 21 of the Buckeyes’ 22 games this season, but her game-winning goal marked the first time in her young career she has scored. The final 11 minutes of play contained some opportunities for the Hokies to level the match, including a solid look off a free kick in the 87th minute, but they could not get past McVicker, meaning OSU was able to hold on for the 1-0 win. For the game, Virginia Tech held a sizable lead in shots, 20-5, including 4-2 on goal. McVicker made four saves to earn her second clean sheet of the season for OSU. The Buckeyes are set to play conference foe Penn State in the Sweet 16 after the Nittany Lions dominated Boston University in the second round, winning 6-0. In the lone meeting between the two teams during the regular season, Penn State topped OSU 2-1 on Oct. 24. With an opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals on the line, the rematch is set to take place on Sunday in State College, Pennsylvania.  Kickoff is penciled in for 1 p.m. read more

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Volleyball Buckeyes sweep Northwestern in home opener

OSU freshman defensive specialist Camry Halm (14) dives for a ball during a game against Northwestern University on Sept. 28 at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. OSU won 3-0. Credit: Ross Tamburro | Lantern PhotographerIt’s been 297 days since the Ohio State women’s volleyball team last saw the floor at St. John Arena. Tonight marked the first home game for the Buckeyes and another win, improving to 11-4 on the season. No. 19 OSU swept Big Ten foe Northwestern in three sets during the Buckeyes’ home opener at St. John Arena, on Wednesday. A different combination of Buckeye players worked together in the match due to sophomore outside hitter Audra Appold sitting out with an illness. The change in lineup, however, wasn’t enough to derail OSU. A kill by senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe scored the first point of the first set, and from there, the momentum continued for the OSU squad. The Buckeyes jumped out to an early lead and were able to battle off several Northwestern rallies. Junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer finished the final ball to win the set, 25-21. OSU kept the points coming in the second set, leading by double digits for the latter half. The Buckeyes dominated play, holding the Wildcats to only twelve points. Northwestern may have been down 0-2 in the match, but it showed in the third set, they weren’t giving up easily. The Wildcats led OSU from the beginning, as the Buckeyes would try to inch their way out of the hole for almost the entire set. With the Wildcats leading 20-16, it looked like match play might be pushed into a fourth set. OSU coach Geoff Carlston took the opportunity for a timeout to refocus his team. Immediately after, Schirmer put down a kill, followed by two more OSU points to cut the deficit to one. From there, it would be a point-for-point battle to the finish. When the dust cleared, it was OSU who would celebrate with a 28-26 set and match win. The Buckeyes held the Wildcats to an .085 attacking efficiency. OSU also dominated Northwestern’s blocking game, more than doubling their total team blocks, 7.5 to 3.0. It was freshman Madison Smeathers who would lead the team in hitting percentage with .500. Sandbothe and Schirmer also contributed 13 kills each. The countdown is on for senior libero Valeria León, who racked up another 22 digs against the Wildcats. With 1,497 total career digs, she is within fingertip-length of the record, currently held by Stacey Gordon with 1,572. Carlston said he was proud of the way his team responded to the pressure from Northwestern, especially in the final points of the match. “Northwestern did some things to stress us out,” he said. “I thought we did a nice job, especially in that third set, to lock in and play really well like what we needed to, to win in three.”Some Buckeye players expressed their happiness to finally be able to play in the gym they call home, even if it’s only for a moment. For Sandbothe, the match was her last “first” home game. “It was definitely bittersweet,” Sandbothe said. “The fans came out and seeing all the little girls and just having this opportunity to be on our home court, representing Ohio State is an amazing opportunity.” On the other end of the spectrum, tonight was freshman outside hitter Brooke Bailey’s first time playing in front of a home crowd as a Buckeye. “We’ve been away a lot in preseason and our first Big 10 games were away, so it was really exciting to be home,” Bailey said. The team will need the momentum from tonight’s win into their battle later in the week against defending national champions, No. 1, undefeated, Nebraska. The team mentioned what they will be thinking about over the next few days in preparation for the match. For veteran Sandbothe, the devil is in the details.“Just weighing the serve and pass game is going to be really important for us,” Sandbothe said. “I think we match up offensively and physically with every team, so just focusing on the little things.” Bailey said for the team, it’s about staying high and positive from tonight’s much-needed victory.“We’re just going to try to bring our energy from tonight into the weekend, and just keep going after it and staying aggressive,” she said. OSU will face the Cornhuskers on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska. read more

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Football Notebook Changing season changing role players for the Buckeyes

Replacing Chris “Beanie” WellsOne question in everyone’s mind going into this season was how the Buckeyes were going to make up for losing one of the strongest running backs in college football, “Beanie” Wells. But, in their season opener against Navy, two backs paired up for quite the punch against the midshipmen defense. Dan Herron and Brandon Saine combined for 125 rushing yards. Herron had 17 carries for 72 yards and a touchdown. Saine averaged 5.9 yards on nine carries with a 14-yard carry in the second quarter while backup quarterback Joe Bauserman struggled to make a drive. Just two plays later, Saine connected with Bauserman for 13 yards and then carried the ball two more yards for a first down. “It felt really good you know,” Saine said. “I felt like I did what I needed to do out there. I might not have been able to score a touchdown or anything, but I feel like I contributed.” Defense struggles early, but finishes strongEarly on in the game, it looked as if the Buckeye defense was struggling to control the unique Navy offense. On their first possession, Navy had a seven-minute drive that consisted of 15 plays mostly on the ground for 80 yards and a 16-yard touchdown run by quarterback Ricky Dobbs. “We knew coming into this game that they were going to be a lot faster and we felt we needed to execute that first series so we were a little disappointed coming off the field after that first series knowing we had to step it up,” said Kurt Coleman, senior safety and OSU captain. But, it was the defense that eventually saved the day, stopping a two-point conversion with minutes left in the game, when Brian Rolle intercepted a pass from Dobbs and ran it back gaining two points for the Buckeyes. Captains excel and lead in openerThe three defensive captains combined for 13 tackles in the opener against Navy. Coleman forced a fumble in the fourth quarter when Navy was on second down with seven yards to go. Fellow captain, senior defensive lineman Doug Worthington was able to recover that fumble and the two set the offense up for a touchdown drive to put the Buckeyes up 29-14. Duron Carter makes a dazzling debut True freshman wide receiver Duron Carter, son of OSU alum Cris Carter, made his debut as a Buckeye yesterday. Carter played most of the game after sophomore DeVier Posey left with a minor ankle injury. Carter ranked third in the receiving stats for Ohio State with three receptions for 21 yards. “Little Carter was great. He caught a lot of balls and he looked awesome out there as well as a lot of other guys,” Worthington said of the young player. “I’m proud of a lot of guys stepping up, they looked great.” Carter said that he felt really comfortable on the big stage in front of a record of 105,092 fans on opening day. “It feels great. A lot of freshman receivers have started out their career great and hopefully I can be the next one and just step up during the on-coming weeks,” Carter said. Ohio State still having trouble closing in the red zone The Navy defense forced the Buckeyes to settle for a field goal on three separate occasions in the first, second and fourth quarters. And there probably should have been a fourth when instead of kicking, Tressel decided to go for it on fourth-and-one on the 15-yard line late in the fourth quarter. Despite Aaron Pettrey’s success, making good on a 23-yard, 25-yard and 52-yard field goal, it makes one wonder why they couldn’t push the ball into the end zone on four different occasions. “Those are the ones we had trouble with a year ago, the ones that started between the eight and the 10, so do you leave a little disappointed?” coach Jim Tressel asked himself. “Yeah, because you want to score touchdowns.” Ohio State didn’t exactly deliver what everyone had hoped they would in the season opener against Navy, in which they pulled off a shaky 31-27 victory over the Midshipmen. With a lot of young and inexperienced players stepping into the starting roles this season, it was uncertain who would make an impact, and how they would make an impact. With yesterday’s game against Navy under their belts, the Buckeyes cleared the fog a little as to who will be making headlines this season. read more

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Track and Field KarenDennis led Ohio State takes part in firstever Power

Coach Karen Dennis sits front and center during her teams celebration after her team won theBig Ten Championship on Saturday Feb. 24, 2018 at Spire Institute in Geneva, OH. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterThere are only five men’s and women’s track and field programs in the Power Five led by women. This weekend in Los Angeles all five of those programs, including director of track and field and cross country Karen Dennis-led Ohio State, will compete in the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge.Tennessee, Miami, USC, Ole Miss and Ohio State will compete in the meet.This is the first time a meet that has a woman as the dual-program director for each team competing.“It’s groundbreaking. But for me, I am hoping that it is an awaking so to speak for other programs to consider making women the primary coach,” Dennis said.Dennis has been a coach since 1977 and has seen the difficulties of women becoming coaches first-hand for decades. “I was insulted that men were expected to coach women, but I thought that women who knew the sport were equally or better than men,” Dennis said. “For me this has been a evolution of my career, where the sport has changed and I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of that change.”During the indoor season, Dennis became the first woman to win the Big Ten Men’s Coach of the Year. The meet offers Ohio State a chance for redemption against high-profile national programs after a disappointing performance at the indoor NCAA indoor championship meet.Men’s previewOhio State’s 4×400-meter relay team will meet its toughest opponent on the track in USC. The Trojans broke the world record with a time of 3:00.77 during the NCAA indoor national championships. Early in the season, teams will test their rosters and split up their relay teams, which Ohio State did at the Black and Gold Challenge. Dennis said that won’t be the case this weekend, due to the meet being higher profile.“You don’t want to invite all of these people down here and have a watered-down meet,” Dennis said.One of the other major matchups will involve Ohio State sophomore Alexander Lomong in the 800-meter run. Lomong, Mississippi’s Waleed Suliman and USC’s Robert Ford are all within a second of each other’s personal-best times.Lomong said he has focused on running long distances in order to help his body endure the race pace for the length of 800 meters. Field events might be an opportunity for Ohio State to separate itself from the competition. Senior Cole Gorski is coming off a record-breaking pole vault performance last week and his strongest competition has a chance to be his teammate, junior Coty Cobb.Women’s previewSenior Maggie Barrie will match up against All-American talent in the 400-meter dash. USC’s Kendall Ellis won the indoor national championship two weeks ago. Freshman Aziza Ayoub, Miami’s Kayla Johnson and Ole Miss’s Maddie McHugh all have personal bests separated by fewer than two seconds.Junior Sade Olatoye will face Ole Miss’s Janeah Stewart in shot put. Stewart and Olatoye faced off several times during the indoor season. read more

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Citizens Arrest Jimbalaya turns robber over to Police

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 22, 2017 – Residents tired of the crime are increasingly taking matters into their own hands; the latest report of an arrest of a known robber came last night and it was caught on camera.A Popular lounge owner was robbed, had video surveillance which clearly showed the face of that culprit as he unwittingly looked directly into the camera and revealed to the owner a face, he recognized.   After calling the police, according to the cell phone video, and waiting an hour, he says, that businessman decided to go and get the man on the video himself.Colin Williams, better known as Jimbalaya is seen manhandling the alleged suspect, trying to tie him to a steel bar door and eventually turning the man over to two police officers.  Photos of what his security cameras caught are in circulation; and it does appear to be the exact same man from the security footage in that cell phone video in the citizens’ arrest.   It was a relatively smooth arrest by Jimbalaya at his Kew Town bar; Police took over and led the man away in handcuffs.Residents are hoping that charges can stick and this suspect, once found guilty can be locked away and off the streets.  Reports are that crime has decreased in the TCI, but brazen home invasions and armed attacks appear to be more frequent and certainly are more violent.Police confirmed late today that they still have that man caught by Jimbalaya in custody.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Geneva Motor Show 2014 Ssangyong Debuts XLV Concept

first_imgSouth Korean automaker SsangYong has pulled the wraps off its new XLV concept at the Geneva Motor Show.Ssangyong XLV Concept, a rookie in the fast-growing SUV segment is based on the company’s new design philosophy ‘Nature born 3 motion’, which projects  rhythmical and dynamic exterior design and is aimed at the smart user, who is active and seeks individuality and practicality. The XLV is the latest iteration in a series, which were first seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011.The car will become one of the company’s “core strategic models to underpin its future growth”.It measures 4,430mm in length, 1845mm in width, 1,600mm in height and a wheelbase of 2,600mm. Under the hood, the car packs 1.6-litre diesel engine with a 10kW electric motor which is powered by a 500Wh lithium-ion battery .The SUV concept is arranged in an innovative 2+2+2+1 arrangement with the seventh seat sliding between the second and third rows.The Korean maker is still coy about revealing the details and the availability of the new concept SUV. However, it is assumed that the Ssangyong concept production model is likely to make its debut by 2016. When launched; the new SUV will directly challenge the US major Ford’s best offering in 2013 EcoSport.Under the hood, EcoSport comes with 1.5L petrol, 1.5L diesel and the 1.0L EcoBoost engine. The 1.5L petrol engine is expected to give 112 PS power and 140 Nm torque. It will come in both manual and automatic transmissions. The manual transmission model claims to give a mileage of 15.8 kmpl, while the automatic model is expects to deliver 15.6 kmpl. The revolutionary EcoBoost EcoSport engine churns out a power of 125 PS and 170 Nm torque along with a mileage of 18.9 kmpl.last_img read more

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Red faces raised voices over late hitch in Foxconns Sharp deal

first_imgA late hitch to Foxconn’s takeover of Japan’s struggling Sharp Corp brought simmering distrust between the two close to boiling point, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.The two companies have eyed each other warily since Foxconn founder and billionaire Terry Gou pulled out of a planned capital tie-up and strategic partnership with Sharp in 2012.Missteps in communication last week, when Sharp’s board met and announced a decision to sell a two-thirds stake to the Taiwanese group, ratcheted up tensions, upsetting Gou and causing embarrassment at Sharp.On the eve of that board meeting, Foxconn had asked Sharp to delay voting on a deal as it had just received “new material information” from Sharp that it hadn’t seen before and needed to clarify.”It seemed Sharp simply ignored Foxconn,” said one individual familiar with Foxconn’s take on the matter.The information listed around 300 billion yen ($2.66 billion) in contingent liabilities at Sharp. The list was pulled together by working level officials at Sharp and forwarded, without top officials seeing it, to Foxconn as a goodwill gesture to make the buyer aware of worst-case scenario risks, sources said. They were not liabilities that required formal disclosure.It didn’t go down well on the Taiwan side.”They felt violated,” said a person briefed on the issue. Another person said Gou shouted at his team for not having discovered these liabilities in the first place.By late Friday, the mood had calmed and the two companies’ CEO’s met in China to clear the air, sources said. Sharp and Foxconn have now agreed to extend a deadline for the takeover talks by a week or two, reflecting the importance of a deal, estimated to be worth nearly $6 billion, to both sides.Sharp would have a much-needed financial lifeline, while Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, would get control of technology it needs to strengthen its hand with major client Apple Inc.RUNNING DEEPThe hitch revives lingering ill-will from four years ago, when Foxconn agreed to take a stake in Sharp at 550 yen a share as part of a broader partnership. Then, Sharp warned of losses, and Foxconn walked away.Sharp shares sank 74 percent over the next seven months.Gou, however, personally bought a stake in Sharp’s LCD TV panel plant in Osaka, and some at Sharp credit him with improving operations there.A turning point in the latest deal came when Gou wowed Sharp’s board, independent directors and creditors with his presentation of a takeover plan on Jan. 30, according to those briefed on the matter.”Terry’s a very convincing guy. I’ve seen him use his magic,” said a person familiar with how Gou operates.Another person familiar with Gou said: “Sharp’s blueprint, Terry is very clear about it and knows this stuff like the back of his hand.”But there were still nagging doubts in Japan.”There are some doubts whether Hon Hai will really keep its promise,” one official involved in the negotiations said on Feb. 4, when Sharp’s 13-member board decided to prioritise talks with Foxconn over a competing offer from state-backed Innovation Network Corp of Japan. INCJ had been seen as strong favourite to take over Sharp and keep Japan’s insular tech industry out of foreign hands.The next day, Gou flew his team to Sharp’s Osaka headquarters and emerged triumphantly waving a document, proclaiming Sharp had granted Foxconn preferred negotiation rights.Sharp officials said the document actually referred to Foxconn’s extension of a takeover offer for Sharp.”This made (Sharp CEO Kozo) Takahashi and other executives rethink how trustworthy Gou would be,” said one of the sources familiar with thinking in the Sharp camp.That is now in the past.”From these negotiations and from experience, Terry (Gou) has told his team time and again to be more respectful of and have more understanding of Japan’s traditions and way of doing things,” said one of the sources familiar with the thinking at Foxconn.”Through the communication of the last 2-3 days, from the top level to the team level, I hope (the cooperation) will improve,” the person said.last_img read more

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Oxford Nanopore unveils portable genome sequencer – MinION

first_img © 2014 Phys.org This diagram shows a protein nanopore set in an electrically resistant membrane bilayer. An ionic current is passed through the nanopore by setting a voltage across this membrane. Credit: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Citation: Oxford Nanopore unveils portable genome sequencer – MinION (2014, February 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-oxford-nanopore-unveils-portable-genome.html More information: www.nanoporetech.com Oxford Nanopore announces groundbreaking GridION and MinION gene sequencers (Phys.org) —U.K. based Oxford Nanopore Technologies has made good on a promise made two years ago to produce an inexpensive genome sequencer that is based on nanopore technology. David Jaffe, with the Broad Institute reported to an audience at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting in Florida last week that he has been asked by Oxford Nanopore to try out the new the device, called the MinION, and has found it to be promising. Explore further Oxford Nanopore Technologies created a stir in the biological sciences world in 2012 when representatives for the company announced that its research team had successfully created a sequencing device based on nanopore technology and that an inexpensive prototype would be delivered to researchers outside the company soon thereafter. The company apparently ran into difficulty ramping up its pore technology and had to find some alternative materials—thus the two year delay.Nanopore sequencing is where single strands of DNA are pulled through a pore—as each base pair passes through the pore its conductivity is measured—information that can be used for identification by a computer. The advantage of this approach is that at least in principle, any strand length can be sequenced.The MinION isn’t for sale yet—at this time the company is making prototypes available to a select few notables in the genome sequencing field—each will have to pony up $1000 as a down-payment for the honor. The device plugs into a port on a computer, which does the processing. Along with the device, which has been compared to the size of a pack of gum, Oxford Nanopore Technologies will send along DNA samples that researchers can use to learn how to use the new device—after that, they can sequence anything they want. In testing strands of two types of bacterial DNA sent to him, Jaffe reports having mixed results —long stretches of data were obtained correctly in some cases, but in others there were some errors. In order to assemble the entire genome of a type of bacteria, for example, he had to also use a sequencing device made by another company. He noted that he is optimistic about the device, however, as reps from Oxford Nanopore have assured him that error rates can be reduced using certain techniques even as improvements to the device are being worked out back at the lab.If the error rates using the MinION can be reduced to a practical level, the device could mark a turning point in gemone sequencing as it would be a device that could be carried and used for fieldwork. And though the cost of such a device has not been announced, Oxford Nanopore has repeatedly used terms such as inexpensive and affordable to describe it, indicating it will cost much less than other sequencing devices currently on the marker, once it’s ready for sale. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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The life and times of women who influenced Tagore

first_imgBased on the life of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and his extended family and friends, this semi-fictional book tries to capture several vignettes of Bengali society and its culture of that era. By doing so, it also gives us an insight into the larger canvas that was India.Jorasanko, a neighbourhood north of Kolkata, has been linked to Tagore’s name forever. The book tells, with great aplomb, the story of Digambari, Prince Dwarkanath’s wife, who banished her illustrious husband from her household because he went against the dharma of his Vaishnav ancestors by hosting receptions where meat and liquor were served. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis uncompromising act of Rabindranath’s grandmother showed the existence of women of substance in a household that can be termed as Bengal’s first family. One is tempted to raise at least half a toast to this act of early rebellion, even though it was against the freewheeling lifestyle of a man who also hobnobbed extensively with Europeans. As painted by the author Aruna Chakravarti, the novel is largely set between the years 1859 and 1902 when a feudal mindset was slowly, reluctantly giving way to a liberal, westernised one. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAt the hub of the transition was Jnanadanandini, the dynamo wife of Maharshi Debendranath’s second son Satyendranath Tagore. Jnanadanandini has been dignified with the title of the “first modern woman” of Bengal when modernism was still in its infancy. She was perhaps one of the strongest influences on Rabindranath, who would eventually go on to change the face of Bengali literature forever.Providing a deeper insight into Tagore’s life, the author shows how Rabindranath flourished under the influence of Jnanadanandini, though it was his other sister-in-law, Kadambari, who discovered his potential as a poet and helped him to free the muses trapped within. Chakravarti, an academic, creative writer and translator, took the milieu in which the poet-philosopher lived, anchoring her vivid imagination to what would have been, rather than what really was.The book explores Rabindranath Tagore’s engagement with the freedom movement and his vision for holistic education, bringing alive his latter-day inspirations, Ranu Adhikari and Victoria Ocampo, mapping the histories of Tagore’s women, even as it goes on to describe the twilight years of one of the greatest luminaries of modern times.Rabindranath’s wife Mrinalini was unfortunate in the way she has been viewed by his contemporaries and succeeding generations of his readers as an “unworthy spouse” of one of the greatest men of the land.But in the author’s eyes she was not an unworthy spouse if one takes into consideration the restrictions under which women of the time were placed. Which should mean that the women who rose above their calling in the household did it despite those extreme odds. The book also delves deeply into the disquiet in the poet’s heart, his sadness and melancholy. How unhappy he was when he found that his ailing daughter was not getting adequate care from her in-laws.Amidst the many unhappiness, the bard was also busy building his dream project at Santiniketan – Visva-Bharati – which would become one of the finest universities of the land. The book is a sequel to the author’s ‘Jorasanko’, published in 2013. Both are part-fictional accounts of life and times of Tagore and the many women who influenced him in the ancestral mansion.The background themes of this rich palette include the Bengal Renaissance, the socio-political scene of India, the British colonial rule and the proposal by Lord Curzon to divide the poet’s beloved land into two.The fiction merges so well with the colours of history that you cannot help but let your senses ride along, in a journey which is both rich and satisfying. Read the book in one sitting if you can – the age comes alive and grabs you for a lasting impact.last_img read more

Dom Smith UKbased digital content business Barcro

first_imgDom SmithUK-based digital content business Barcroft Media has hired execs from News UK and Bloomberg for new senior editorial and commercial posts.Dom Smith, a former FHM Australia editor and FHM managing editor, has become head of editorial and will oversee the flow of content to the Barcroft video business, which has one of the UK’s largest YouTube channels. Charley Sutton has been promoted to deputy head of editorial.On the commercial side, former UKTV, Yahoo and BBC Worldwide exec Victoria Catton has been named head of partnerships. She joins from Bloomberg, where she was distribution manager.She will be tasked with expanding commercial opportunities at Barcroft.The appointments are the first to follow Channel 4 investing in Barcroft through its Growth Fund in June.“We’re very pleased to welcome two proven leaders in their respective fields. Maintaining and growing our editorial and commercial capabilities are key components of our expansion strategy,” said Barcroft Media CEO Sam Barcroft.“It’s exciting to welcome talent such as Dom and Victoria to the business. Their arrival enables Alex and me to focus on leading the Barcroft group of companies and on maximising the growth of our branded content arm Barcroft Plus.”last_img read more

Disabled activists have welcomed the decision of d

first_imgDisabled activists have welcomed the decision of doctors to vote strongly against relaxing their union’s position on physician-assisted suicide.The British Medical Association (BMA) voted by 63 per cent to 37 per cent this week at its annual representative meeting (ARM) in Belfast to maintain its current position of being opposed to physician-assisted suicide.Some doctors had wanted the BMA to move to a neutral stance on the issue.Last September, the latest parliamentary attempt to weaken the law, through a private members’ bill put forward by Labour MP Rob Marris, was defeated by 330 votes to 118.But there were concerns after his bill was thrown out that pro-assisted suicide campaigners were already plotting their next move to try to force through legalisation, either through the courts or parliament.A move to a neutral position by the BMA would have given euthanasia supporters a significant boost in their continuing quest to change the law.Minutes before the debate, delegates had decided by a margin of only three votes to allow the meeting to debate the issue of whether the BMA “should adopt a neutral stance on assisted dying”.  Dr Andrew Mowat told delegates that BMA had debated the issue in seven of the last 10 ARMs.He pointed out that MPs voted by nearly three to one against changing the law to legalise assisted suicide last year, while the Scottish parliament had thrown out a similar bill months earlier.He said: “The public expect their doctors to lead on ethical issues. The thought of doctors killing patients creates public mistrust of us.”He said that evidence from other countries showed that when doctors’ organisations moved to a position of neutrality it was soon followed by legalisation of assisted suicide.Baroness Finlay, a crossbench peer and consultant in palliative medicine, and a leading opponent of legalisation, said: “With our hard-pressed healthcare system, doctors have enough to juggle without being saddled with assessing whose life is worth working hard to improve, and who should be given lethal drugs.”But Professor Clare Gerada, former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a leading supporter of legalisation, said it was the BMA’s responsibility to debate the issue “year in, year out”.The disabled people’s campaign network Not Dead Yet UK (NDY UK), which opposes assisted suicide, welcomed the BMA vote, tweeting: “Thankyou to @BMA for continuing to oppose #assistedsuicide & listening to disabled people. Our lives are worth living,” and, “Disabled people will sleep safer tonight knowing @BMA doctors support us.”Baroness [Jane] Campbell, NDY UK’s founder, added on Twitter: “Great news! Not Dead UK thanks you from the bottom of our heart.”Dr Ian Wilson, chair of the BMA’s representative body, said: “Doctors appreciate the strongly-held views both across society and their profession on both sides of this complex and sensitive issue.“The issue of assisted dying has been regularly debated by the BMA at its annual policy-forming conference, with delegates voting this year to remain opposed to assisted dying.“By engaging with doctors and members of the public in an 18-month long project, we have compiled a comprehensive body of qualitative research to look at the wider context of the issue and enable members to have informed discussions at this year’s conference.“This work will still continue and we will also be holding a special open discussion this week during which doctors will be able to share their views on some of the more complex and practical issues doctors would face if assisted dying were permitted in the UK.”Picture: Not Dead Yet UK supporters protesting about the Marris bill outside parliamentlast_img read more

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first_imgPlease note that some of the YouTube links below may contain advertising that is no longer relevant. AprilSaints began the month hoping to get back on track but gave up a 14 point lead at home to Huddersfield. Both teams eventually sharing a point.The game was the last for club legend Keiron Cunningham who ended his 24 year association with the Saints.As a result, assistant coaches Sean Long and Jamahl Lolesi were joined by Academy coach Derek Traynor to form an interim coaching team whilst the club looked for a new appointment.Mark Percival signed an extension through until 2021.The coaching trio’s first game was away at Wigan and, sadly, a superb performance wasn’t rewarded with points.Saints lost 29-18, but the game will be remembered for two things – the debut of Regan Grace and the incorrect decision to send Kyle Amor off after just 15 minutes.A red hot Castleford came to the Totally Wicked Stadium on Easter Monday but Saints ripped up the formbook to win 26-22.But the inconsistency that had dogged Saints’ play throughout the early part of the season continued four days later as Widnes snatched a late one 16-14.Yet, Saints did end the month on a high with a vital 28-6 win over Leigh.MaySaints entered a pivotal period of fixtures that would see them face Castleford in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and Hull at the Magic Weekend alongside their other Super League fixtures.And a packed fixture programme coincided with a new gaffer too as Justin Holbrook was appointed into the role.He didn’t arrive in the country until later in the month and perhaps that disjointedness and uncertainty showed as Saints were downed 40-18 at Warrington in their first fixture of the month.Castleford were too good for Saints in the Cup too, winning 53-10, before Holbrook arrived to guide Saints into the Magic Weekend.And guide them he certainly did as Saints beat Hull FC 45-0, a result no one predicted.Six different players scored – Walmsley and Grace bagging braces – but it was Tommy Makinson’s length of the field effort that would live long in the memory.The best was still to come too, as Saints not only signed one of the world’s best players but beat Wigan all in the space of two days.Saints signed Ben Barba up on a two-and-a-half year deal and then beat Wigan 22-19 in one of the best contests at the Totally Wicked Stadium to date.Percival snatching it late.And it got better as Regan Grace agreed a new two-year deal too before the end of the month.JuneTom Holmes’ late try gave Castleford a 16-12 win over Saints – but Holbrook admitted after the game the result showed how good the Tigers were and the work his men still had to put in.They bounced back with a 26-10 win over Widnes but backed that up with a 24-16 loss at Huddersfield.Barba finally arrived in the country too to train with his teammates but couldn’t play until his 12-game suspension had ended.On the field, Matty Smith’s incredible drop goal gave Saints a 25-24 win over Salford … and you simply have to check out the highlights for this one!Jonny Lomax also agreed a new contract.The month ended with a 24-22 loss at Headingley that was packed with controversial moments and a horrible eye injury to Matty Smith.Saints almost repeated a famous Salfordesque win but had left it a little too late to leave Holbrook frustrated.Tomorrow, we will reflect on July, August and September.We’re Saints and Proud … are you? Memberships for the new campaign are now on sale. To find out more click here.last_img read more

Uber Must Leave Italy in 10 Days After Nationwide Ban

first_img The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Add to Queue Mariella Moon Next Article Image credit: Pacific Press via Getty Images This story originally appeared on Engadget It can no longer advertise its services or operate in the country. Uber 2 min read Apply Now » Trouble seems to follow Uber wherever it goes. A court in Rome has just banned the ride-hailing service in Italy for contributing to what it says is “unfair competition” faced by the local taxi industry. Uber must now stop promoting its services and cease all operations in the country within 10 days, unless it’s willing to pay a $10,600 fine for each day it remains active after that grace period. While Uber’s $70 billion valuation makes that amount sound like chump change, it hasn’t exactly been profitable and actually bled billions in 2016.Uber’s situation in Italy is the same problem it typically deals with, albeit on a different day and in a different country. The company faced similar pushback from local taxi associations in France, the U.K. and other places around the globe, and it’ll no doubt happen again and again. In fact, this isn’t the first court battle it lost in the European country: a couple of years ago, a court in Milan banned the company’s UberPop application.Nevertheless, the company said in a statement that it’s “shocked” by the court’s decision and will file for an appeal. It added: “Thousands of professional, licensed drivers use the Uber app to make money and provide reliable transportation at the push of a button for Italians.” Until it changes the court’s mind, though, Uber’s Black, Lux, Suv, X , XL, Select and Van phone applications will have to say “ciao” to Italian commuters. –shares Uber Must Leave Italy in 10 Days After Nationwide Ban April 10, 2017 2019 Entrepreneur 360 Listlast_img read more

Colberts MarijuanaInfused Monologue Is a Must Watch

first_img 1 min read Colbert’s Marijuana-Infused Monologue Is a Must Watch Stephen Colbert loves to take the piss out of the Canadian cannabis industry and his monologue last week was no exception.Describing it as “the most Canadian pot story ever,” he recounted the news that men brandishing bear spray tried to rob a dispensary in Ontario. But it gets better. The brazen thieves were thwarted by the dispensary owner who used a bong to scare them away. Related: Stephen Colbert Skewers Reefer-Mad Canadians in Hilarious VideoColbert then went on to talk about a new study that revelated more elderly are using medical marijuana. After listening to the audience erupt in applause at the news, Colbert went on to say, “At least old people are going to smell weird for a cool reason.”Ouch.Related: A Plea to Our Elders: Consider Medical Marijuana Before Opioids   Jonathan Small funny business The Late Night host has some fun with recent pot news. –shares Download Our Free Android App Entrepreneur Staff September 17, 2018 Editor in Chief of Green Entrepreneur Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Add to Queue Free Green Entrepreneur App Next Article last_img read more

Address Unknown Return to Sender 3 Tips for Bringing Life to Outdated

first_img Image credit: dardespot | Getty Images November 10, 2018 5 min read Next Article 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Principal at the design firm CBT Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A lot of real estate formerly devoted to moving mail is being creatively, and profitably, repurposed for the digital economy. Real Estate Haril Pandya The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Address Unknown, Return to Sender: 3 Tips for Bringing Life to Outdated Mailrooms When was the last time you sent a handwritten letter? Think about it. Sure, maybe you’ve scribbled a quick thank you note or birthday card, but let’s face it — lines are much shorter at the post office these days and snail mail isn’t what it used to be. The immediacy of email, Facebook and online retail has replaced the U.S. Postal Service, which has become little more than a “last-mile” distribution network for Amazon.As vacant post offices dot the nation, property owners and developers are rethinking the purpose of service areas originally designed to host streams of people and truckloads of goods. Those who view everything from factory-sized distribution centers to 10- by 12-foot mailrooms as a redevelopment opportunity will have the best chance of transforming these obsolete spaces into the next best thing.I’ve been an architect for more than 25 years and specialize in enhancing the value of forgotten, underperforming properties. This year, my team and I repurposed a 430,000-square-foot former mail processing plant into a commercial campus coined POST Waltham. Rather than bulldozing the building, we took advantage of the loading docks, high ceilings and industrial character to design a dynamic, character-rich office atmosphere where people want to work.Here are three ways to make those warehouses or dusty mailrooms shine like they did in their heyday.Related: How the Stars of ‘Fixer Upper’ Transformed a Town in TexasUse large floor plates to your advantage.Massive square footage can be daunting to own, lease or develop. However, a large footprint can be an advantage and appeal to different types of tenants.TAMI (Technology, Advertising, Marketing and Innovation) businesses in particular like to have all their workers on one level to optimize interaction and company culture. To attract these innovation economy leaders, make spatial diversity and flexibility a driving design focus to establish a collaborative environment. A mixture of shared benches, enclosed offices available for use and areas to socialize promotes both egalitarianism and productivity.The high ceilings of manufacturing spaces also provide an opportunity to experiment with desirable, but uncommon amenities. At POST Waltham, the space allowed us to install a rock-climbing wall and half-court basketball court. If you have the height, differentiate yourself by offering amenities that other spaces can’t.Related: Amazon’s Whole Foods Deal Will Remake Strip MallsSocialize a traditionally sterile space.Although people rarely send mail, they love receiving it. Residential and hotel mailrooms are expanding as a result of people shopping more online and buying everyday products. As mailrooms grow on the back end to accommodate the spike in large packages, here are a few simple design techniques that invest in the human element on the recipients’ end.By installing warm or soft light fixtures, you can easily brighten up the mailroom and counteract the sterile nature of enclosed processing areas. To create a sense of liveliness, consider painting the walls a rich jewel or warm tone instead of a neutral color. Positioning lounge furniture near the entryway can also encourage tenants to read their mail right then and there or spend time while they wait for a package.Taking this approach to the extreme, WeLive — a co-living offshoot of WeWork — recently turned the mailroom of its Lower Manhattan location into a dimly-lit, plush speakeasy. Complete with a bar, food and hipsters’ love for not-so-secret-secret destinations, the old-fashioned mailroom hides the back-end, allowing the historic detailing of the mail boxes and backlit bar to be front and center.Related: Why Your New Company Needs an Old BuildingRecognize and amplify authenticity.What people crave today is storytelling. Everything from the photos we post on Instagram to how we talk about what happened over the weekend centers around showing that we’re living a genuine life with unique experiences.Historic buildings, especially those designed to serve an antiquated purpose, tell stories at no extra charge. Rather than removing antique features, like entryway signage or the wooden-doweled partitions that were used to separate customers from the mail distribution area, make them a central focal point.For example, Exeter Realty completed the renovation of the 17-story, 750,000-square-foot Eugene McCarthy Post Office, now named the Custom House, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Refurbished into 202 luxury apartments, a 149-key Hyatt Place and ground floor retail, the Custom House is full of early 20th-century ornamental finishes that recall a time when post offices were a source of local and municipal pride. The hotel lobby’s marble sheen is accented by art-deco brass detailing, including engraved eagles on each elevator door, that evokes the appearance of old-school P.O. boxes. The hotel also repurposed 20 percent of the building’s doors, using the classic dark wood and frosted glass combo to hang as partitions between common area seating. These restored elements, accentuated by low-back fabric furniture, reflect the corporate grandeur of the community post office.As you can see, it’s possible to make an archaic space feel authentic, original and more interesting than any cookie-cutter design scheme.While the way we live, work and play continues to change, preserving the character of yesterday’s buildings ensures that the future of our spaces celebrates the narratives of their pasts. Add to Queue Guest Writer –shares Apply Now »last_img read more