Mark Mathews makes waves at the RR camp

first_imgJaipur: Acclaimed Australian surfer Mark Mathews offered the Rajasthan Royals an insight into overcoming fear and adversity in life when he was hosted by the IPL team here. From being just another boy in coastal Australia who used to enjoy surfing with his mom to eventually conquering some of the biggest and heaviest waves around the world, Mathews’ journey has been turbulent yet hugely successful. The 36-year-old joined the RR camp last evening to share some of that inspiration. He made a presentation titled ‘Life Beyond Fear,’ showcasing an array of exhilarating videos featuring his surfing escapades along with his team around the world. The idea of surfing being a team effort, may not have made complete sense to anyone new to the sport until Mark threw light on his amazing support staff of rescuers and photographers who used to join him around the world. Mark also spoke about how his career took an unexpected U-turn when he was met with a life-changing surfing accident off the New South Wales coast in 2016. As a result, he ended up with a dislocated knee, major nerve damage, snapped ligaments and torn artery. While his career was on the verge of an untimely end, Mark was inspired by a young quadriplegic boy who he met during that time. He shared his thoroughly rousing story of recovery which began ever since, leaving everyone at the Royals camp spellbound at the end of it. Mark’s evening came to a close after a round of questions by some of the players including England’s Jos Buttler and former Australian skipper Steve Smith. Agenciesalast_img read more

President reveals over 130 IS linked suspects in Sri Lanka

He said that they had failed to share prior information obtained by them over a possible terror attack in the country.The President added that he and the entire Government will also take the full responsibility for the attacks. (Colombo Gazette) The President made the revelation while speaking to local media heads in Colombo today.Speaking further, the President said that the Defence Secretary and Inspector General of Police had failed in their duties and that is why he called for their resignation. “The security forces and Police are conducting successful operations to arrest the suspects,” he said. The President said that several suspects have already been arrested following the Easter Sunday attack, and the terror network will be completely eliminated from Sri Lanka. President Maithripala Sirisena revealed that over 130 suspects linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror cell have been operating in Sri Lanka.The President said that according to available information, around 140 suspects linked to the terror network are in Sri Lanka. read more

Canadas main stock index down in broad decline loonie up

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index is moderately lower in a broad-based decline that includes an Ontario cannabis producer.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 27.32 points at 16,535.97, with CannTrust Holdings Inc. continuing a string of declines since it disclosed some production was done in unlicensed growing rooms.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 134.13 points at 26,994.33. The S&P 500 index was up 1.76 points at 2,994.83, while the Nasdaq composite was down 1.98 points at 8,200.55.The Canadian dollar traded at 76.44 cents US, up compared with Wednesday’s average of 76.38 cents USThe August crude contract was unchanged at US$60.43 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up 2.2 cents at US$2.47 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was down $1 at US$1,411.5 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 1.3 cents at US$2.68 a pound. Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)The Canadian Press read more

Slim Mexicos biggest broadcaster take fight to soccer field

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Carlos A. Rodriguez, The Associated Press Posted May 19, 2013 1:34 pm MDT Slim, Mexico’s biggest broadcaster take fight to soccer field MEXICO CITY – Mexicans often feel that billionaire Carlos Slim owns everything in their country, from telephone and Internet companies to banks and chain stores, but his latest acquisitive foray is meeting resistance after touching a national passion: soccer.Slim recently bought part of two of Mexico’s first division soccer teams, setting up another showdown with television giants Televisa and TV Azteca, major players in the soccer field that are in turn trying to push their way into Slim’s telecommunications and Internet markets.The owners of the 18 Mexican first division clubs are scheduled to meet Monday to decide whether one person or one company can own more than one first-division soccer team, and many see Slim as the target.Each team has one vote in decisions by the Mexican Football Federation, so purchasing more teams would give Slim more power in the federation. Recently, there have been rumours in sporting circles and on social networks that Slim also plans to buy or acquire the broadcast rights for Chivas, one of Mexico’s two most popular teams, along with Televisa’s America. The billionaire’s spokesmen have denied that.“What is evident in their business decisions is that Televisa is interested in entering Slim’s mobile and broadband fields and Slim is interested in entering the soccer field, which has been under the monopoly of the two television networks,” said telecommunications analyst Gabriel Sosa Plata, referring to the fact that the networks long had exclusive broadcast rights to the games of all 18 teams.Slim ventured into soccer in September, when he bought 30 per cent of the shares in the Leon and Pachuca teams through his telecommunications company America Movil. In December, he bought all the shares of the second division team Estudiantes Tecos.Following the acquisitions, team owners in February decided to discuss the issue of multi-ownership.The decision raised some eyebrows since TV Azteca currently owns two teams, the Jaguares and Morelia, and Televisa once owned three first division teams, America, Necaxa and San Luis, without notable complaints within the federation about the issue of multi-team ownership. The world football authority, FIFA, however, has expressed concern about conflict of interest questions raised by the issue.Pachuca’s owner, Jesus Martinez, said he was shocked that the subject of multi-ownership has come up since Slim ventured into soccer.“It’s laughable because that (multi-ownership) has been going on for more than 25 years,” Martinez said.But Televisa currently owns just one team, America, and TV Azteca is reportedly thinking of selling the Jaguares to a business group that would relocate it from Chiapas state to Queretaro. A Jaguares’ spokesman wouldn’t comment on the report but if the purchase takes place, Slim would be the only businessman with multiple teams in the first division.Neither Televisa, the world’s largest producer of Spanish-language TV programs, nor TV Azteca immediately responded to interview requests by The Associated Press.Decio de Maria, president of the Mexican Soccer League, said that if there is a vote against a single person or company owning several teams, Slim wouldn’t be obligated to sell one of his teams but he would be prevented from buying more first division teams.“In the next owners assembly, they will discuss whether there are differences between multi-ownership now and what has been happening in the past and if there are then we will take the necessary measures,” said Slim’s spokesman Arturo Elias Ayub.So the upcoming vote on the subject seems geared to preventing Slim from buying more teams, not forcing him to shed one he already has.Slim’s foray into the world of soccer is also threatening the two TV networks in an area they hold dear: broadcast rights to games.Slim’s America Movil is a leading provider of cable and satellite television in Latin America but he has not been able to launch a network of his own in Mexico, something that could change after a recent approval of a reform that allows for more competition in the telecommunications sector.Lacking his own station, after acquiring part of Leon, Slim began marketing the rights to broadcast its games, ending the duopoly held by Televisa and TV Azteca.“Soccer is important for non-paid television because it is part of Mexico’s most watched programming and for Televisa and TV Azteca it was an area they completely dominated,” Sosa Plata said. “Slim’s entry into soccer is reorganizing the field and giving a new perspective to a business that seemed stagnant.”The billionaire sold the broadcast rights for the Leon games to Telemundo in the United States, and the cable channel Fox Sports in Mexico and the rest of Latin America and to the website, which belongs to CNN/Expansion. The games are also sown on the Internet through UNO TV owned by Slim’s business group.Pachuca’s broadcast rights belong to TV Azteca but that contract expires in December and Martinez has said he will negotiate with the highest bidder, which suggests that his partner Slim won’t be excluded from the possibility of buying the rights.Slim “is a very important partner in our group, he’s helping soccer to grow, which is what really matters,” Martinez said.Slim is also moving into broadcasting sports outside Mexico.In March, America Movil trumped its rivals by announcing it had acquired the broadcast rights across all media platforms for the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi 2014 and Brazil 2016 for Latin America, except Brazil. read more

Mens Hockey Sean Romeo providing stability in net for Buckeyes

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo during the game against Ryerson on Sep. 30. Ohio State lost 7-4. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Lantern ReporterNot many college hockey teams could lose their top three goalies in one offseason and even dream of competing for the NCAA tournament the following year. But this is the dilemma Ohio State faced coming into this season.Enter redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo.The University of Maine transfer has done more than hold his own in the Buckeyes’ goal, posting better numbers to this point in the season than his predecessors — 2016 second-team All-Big Ten goalie Christian Frey and 2012 Chicago Blackhawks seventh-round draft pick Matt Tomkins.Through 13 games, Romeo holds a 7-3-3 record with a 1.69 goals against average, fifth-lowest in the NCAA, while also boasting a .931 save percentage that is tied for seventh. In his senior season, Tomkins ranked 24th in goals against and did not rank in the top 30 for save percentage. Frey did not rank in the top 30 for either category during his final campaign.“I’ve said this to everyone I’ve talked to, his focus, his preparation, his detail, what he does every day is amazing,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “I’ve never seen a guy that comes to the rink every day and goes through his routine like Sean does.”A native of Cary, North Carolina, Romeo’s first sports was soccer, not hockey. But when he saw roller hockey, he switched sports as soon as possible. Then, when the team’s goalie was sick for a game, Romeo took his opportunity and never looked back.“I played goalie when I was 6 years old for the first time, let in 10 goals my first game, didn’t go well, but I loved it,” Romeo said.Romeo started in 23 games as a freshman at Maine, but was benched his sophomore season for then-freshman Rob McGovern. Romeo played in only two games that year and transferred to Ohio State the following offseason.Due to transfer rules, Romeo sat out the entire 2016-17 season as a redshirt, though he could practice with the team during that time. While this time was helpful, Romeo said sitting out an entire season was often a struggle.“You’re part of the team practicing every day, but you’re not really part of the team when it comes to games and stuff, so it’s tough,” Romeo said. “But I think I learned a lot about myself, along with hockey, and how to prepare and how to get ready when I had my opportunity.”Volunteer assistant coach and former Ohio State goalie Dusty Carlson began working with Romeo last offseason, and had nothing but praise for the goaltender’s work ethic.“He’s a workhorse,” Carlson said. “He’s basically like Seabiscuit, the more you work him, the better he’s going to do.”Carlson said he knew Romeo’s mental game was not going to be an issue. He said since Romeo allowed seven goals in an exhibition game against Ryerson, he’s grown increasingly confident and calm behind the net.Romeo said the improvement he has seen from the exhibition game was more due to getting the feel back in net against a team other than his own.“I don’t know if it’s really improving, more just like kind of shaking the rust off,” Romeo said. “That first game just felt so different being away from a game for over a year, so I think that was really helpful to kind of get back into the groove and kind of figure things out again.”Romeo is coming off arguably his best series of the season, making 31 saves in a 3-2 victory against then-No. 17 Michigan, then upping that with a 34-save performance in a 5-1 win versus the Wolverines the following night. The Buckeyes will continue to need performances like these to maintain success. While their team defense is second in the NCAA at 1.93 goals against, the offense is only tied for 34th in scoring.For now, a goalie that once gave up 10 goals in his first game as a 6-year-old, a goalie that was almost entirely replaced following a strong freshman campaign, is breathing life into a team that began the season with low expectations. Not coincidentally, the team is now ranked No. 11 in the NCAA, and has tournament hopes on the horizon. read more

The Dutch Own A Single Sport Like No Other Country In The

The Dutch do one thing very, very wellThe countries that have won the largest share of their medals in one sport at the Winter Olympics IranWrestling436863.2 CountrySportIn sportTotalshare of total IndonesiaBadminton193063.3 Trinidad and TobagoTrack & Field151979.0 Great BritainFigure skating515113345.545.5 JamaicaTrack & Field777898.7 Medals EthiopiaTrack & Field5353100.0% AustriaAlpine skiing351156122157.452.0 FinlandCross-country ski20774316446.547.0 SwedenCross-country ski31765515356.449.7 TurkeyWrestling639566.3 NetherlandsSpeedskating401144212195.4%94.2% Among countries that won at least 10 medals in a single sport. Through Feb. 14, 2018 (South Korea time).Source: Things weren’t always this way. Looking at all the medals ever given out in speedskating, the Dutch have captured 21 percent. This is impressive, but it’s short of other countries’ performances in other sports: Canada has won 31 percent of all curling medals, and the U.S. has won 29 percent of all snowboarding medals, for instance. But much of this has to do with the fact that speedskating has a long history at the Olympics, and the Netherlands has only reached its current level of dominance relatively recently. The Dutch won 13.1 percent of all speedskating medals between 1924 and the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and all of those came after 1952. But since the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan, the Netherlands has captured 36.6 percent of all podium spots.2Through the end of competition (Korea time) on Feb. 14, 2018. The Dutch dominance is so complete that it inspires wacky theories. NBC’s Katie Couric was mocked for her recent statement that the Dutch are so good because they have a longstanding tradition of skating from place to place on frozen canals. The problem: Those canals freeze only a few times a year, if at all, and when people skate on them, it’s for recreation. Dutch skeedskaters are also rumored to have an ideal body type for the sport, but while the country’s racers are often tall, so are many of their opponents from other countries. Nor do the Dutch use a proprietary method to glide past other competitors: While many members of the team have spectacular form, which includes bending low and skating with force and precision, the technique isn’t a secret.The real cause, more than anything else, is dedication. Starting in childhood, Dutch skaters train with excellent instructors. The Dutch team’s skating equipment is the best in the world, too. For the Olympics in 2014, officials from the host city of Sochi went to the Netherlands to learn how to build a top-of-the-line racing rink. By the time they are ready to compete, Dutch stars have been skating in ideal conditions and learning how to peak in time for the biggest races.The ultimate proof of a country’s prowess in an Olympic event is sweeping all three medals. The Netherlands managed it earlier this week, when Dutch women took gold, silver and bronze in a 3,000 meter speedskating race. In another race, the 31-year-old Ireen Wust won her fifth career gold medal and 10th overall medal, a speedskating record. That victory was a surprise, as the silver medalist, Miho Takagi of Japan, was a strong favorite. Wust is the first Dutch athlete to win five gold medals.The only champions who beat out the Dutch in terms of winning all their medals in a single sport in either the Winter or Summer Games3Among countries that have won at least 10 medals in a single sport. are Ethiopia and Jamaica, who excel in track and field races. Ethiopia has 53 summer medals, all of them in track and field. Jamaica, famous for the record-holding sprinter Usain Bolt, has won 98.7 percent of its medals in track. The Dutch are next on the list, at 94.2 percent. CountrySportGoldTotalGoldsTOTALGoldsTotal CroatiaAlpine skiing410411100.090.9 ChinaShort track930125375.056.6 BahamasTrack & Field121485.7 IN SportALL EVENTSShare of KenyaTrack & Field9310093.0 At the Olympics in South Korea, highly populated countries such as the U.S. can contend in a broad range of sports, including skiing, hockey, skating and more. But smaller countries have a harder time producing world-class athletes in so many disciplines, so they often concentrate on just a few. Then there’s the Netherlands, which owns one event alone: speedskating.Through the end of competition Wednesday (South Korea time) at the Pyeongchang Games, 40 of the 42 gold medals Dutch competitors have won in any Winter Olympics had come in speedskating — not to be confused with speedskating’s more exciting half-brother, short-track speed skating, which the Olympics count as a separate discipline. Just seven of the nation’s 121 total Winter medals came in a sport other than speedskating, a measly 5.8 percent. At the previous Winter Olympics in 2014, the Dutch claimed 24 medals: 23 in speedskating and one, a bronze, in short track skating. Eight of their medals were gold.In sports, a country’s dominance often fades — look at Romania in Olympic gymnastics or U.S. men in tennis Grand Slams. But Dutch speedskaters have sustained their superiority. In the 2010 Olympics, they won eight medals: seven in speedskating and one, a gold, in snowboarding. They won nine in 2006, all in speedskating. So far this Olympics, they’ve already won nine speedskating medals,1Not counting their two on the short track, or the silver speedskating medal the country won on Thursday. including five golds. The most impressive Dutch medal so far in these games: a third consecutive gold in the 5,000 meter race for Sven Kramer, who is 31 years old. He is the first man to win three straight golds in the same Olympic speedskating event. He won this year’s race by nearly two seconds. Among countries that won at least 10 medals in a single sportSource: SwitzerlandAlpine skiing20595013940.042.5 The Summer Games’ one-sport specialistsThe countries that have won the largest share of their Summer Olympic medals in one sport SlovakiaCanoeing182864.3 South KoreaShort track2243275481.579.6 MoroccoTrack & Field192382.6 FranceAlpine skiing15483311545.541.7 So, will the Dutch team’s rule ever end? This seems impossible now, especially given the relatively low levels of attention the sport gets in powerful countries like the U.S. But you never know. As the U.S. and many other countries have shown, Olympic dominance usually doesn’t last forever. Enjoy it, those of you from the Netherlands, while you can. read more

Skeletal remains of male found in Diamond Backlands

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSkeletal remains found at Bee Hive backlands -samples to be sent for further examinationJuly 12, 2016In “Crime”Remains of missing man found in Kuru Kururu BacklandsJanuary 7, 2019In “Crime”Two in custody following ‘drug eradication exercise’ at Rockstone BacklandsJune 16, 2016In “Crime” Police have discovered the skeletal remains of a male suspected to be in his fifties on Tuesday afternoon in the Diamond Backlands, East Bank Demerara (EBD).The corpse was clad in a blue jersey, along with blue pants, a pair of brown sneakers and blue and white socks.The left hand of the man appeared to have been bandaged.The body is presently at the Lyken Funeral parlour awaiting identification and a subsequent autopsy as investigations are ongoing. read more

Richard Feynman explains if science can appreciate beauty

first_imgCan science truly appreciate beauty? This is a question that the late great Richard Feynman attempted to answer in a 1981 BBC interview. In the clip, he uses the example of a flower to make his point that science can enhance aesthetic appreciation. Animator Frasier Davidson has taken this snippet and created a visual component for your viewing pleasure.The video is only a minute long, but it really serves to remind us how sharp Dr. Feynman was. He deconstructs the assertion of his artist friend that a scientist can’t appreciate the beauty of a flower because the act of understanding its inner workings takes the wonder away. This is an argument not unfamiliar to anyone that takes a scientific view of the world.Feynman contends that it is the understanding of the flower that adds a new dimension to its appeal. New thoughts and questions are posed by the intricate inner workings of the flower. Its cells synthesize proteins, it uses pigments to attract insects, it grows and changes, and none of this is completely evident from a superficial inspection of the flower. How? Why? What evolutionary purpose does it serve? The beauty becomes a real thing to be expanded upon.As Feynman puts it, the inner workings will not subtract from the beauty of a thing — it can only add. Science adds to the mystery and awe of a flower, but there are answers to be had as well. Science brings a new level of beauty to the forefront.via Fraser Davidsonlast_img read more

Georgiadis hopeful for Greek Australians getting the vote

first_imgGreek right-wing politician, Adonis Georgiadis has continued his campaign to give Greeks abroad the right to vote.In his Australian visit, the New Democracy MP and Committee Chairman for Greeks Abroad said there is bilateral support for the issue, but only from the two main parties. The Communist Party and SYRIZA have not shown their support for the government’s legislative initiative. “We are really close to completing the procedure,” the MP said.“There will also be voting letters as well as the opportunity for Greeks abroad to vote in polling stations in their place of residence.”Georgiadis and his wife, Eugenia Manolidou are visiting Australia and had the time to sit down and speak with the vast Greek community in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

NASA Observes Mysterious Galactic Jellyfish in Deep Space

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on target NASA spotted a mysterious galactic “jellyfish”-like galaxy “swimming” into the view of the space agency’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, and it is a gorgeous sight.It’s unknown how this galaxy ended up with its sparkly tentacles and giant hot gas tail, however, NASA’s forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope will investigate the cosmic mass when it launches into orbit in 2021. With the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers can investigate how the gas is being removed from the galaxy and why stars are developing within its gaseous tail, said a NASA press release.The “jellyfish”-like galaxy, which is known as ESO 137-001, is a spiral galaxy that’s almost the same size as the Milky Way and it’s located about 220 million light-years from our planet, reported. Its long hot gas tail stretches across 260,000 light-years of space and it contains many newborn stars. The space agency’s first images of the “jellyfish” were obtained from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory five years ago.“The newly forming stars in the tail are mysterious because processes common in large groups of galaxies should make it difficult for new stars to emerge,” NASA officials said in the press release. “That’s because the space between galaxies in a cluster like Abell 3627 is filled with diffuse clouds of hot gas that can be detrimental to galaxies that pass through it.”In visible light, this galaxy looks like a jellyfish with blue “tentacles” of young stars dangling from its disk. In X-ray light, a giant tail of hot gas streams behind the galaxy. Infrared #NASAWebb will study this tail of gas & the stars forming in it.— NASA Webb Telescope (@NASAWebb) April 17, 2019Using a process dubbed “ram pressure stripping,” the intergalactic gas will strip away a galaxy’s independent supply of dust and gas, and when galaxies start to experience low quantities of dust and gas, they lack other cosmic stuff they need and turn into galactic burnouts. Astronomers are still trying to determine how the stars form in the galaxy’s tail and the time takes for this strange space phenomenon to occur, Fox News noted.“We think it’s hard to strip off a molecular cloud that’s already forming stars because it should be tightly bound to the galaxy by gravity. Which means either we’re wrong, or this gas got stripped off and heated up, but then had to cool again so that it could condense and form stars,” Stacey Alberts of the University of Arizona said in the press release. “Telling these two scenarios apart is one of the things we want to get at.”The team will analyze ESO 137-001 with Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI), which observes infrared light at wavelengths of 5 to 28 microns. These observations will provide 20 times better spectral detail and 50 times more spatial detail than work conducted by other infrared observatories, NASA noted.With the James Webb Space Telescope, the team will combine new Webb observations with existing data in X-rays, visible light, and at longer far-infrared wavelengths to better understand ESO 137-001’s characteristics and eventual fate. Observations above will be taken as part of the James Webb Space Telescope’s Guaranteed Time Observation (GTO) program, which provides time to scientists who’ve worked with NASA on the James Webb Space Telescope’s instrument capabilities in its development stage.More on Amazing Images of National Parks From SpaceSpaceX Crew Dragon Test ‘Anomaly’ May Delay Future FlightsCygnus Capsule Delivers Delicious Easter Feast to Space Stationlast_img read more

House Energy Subcommittee Holds RFS Hearing

first_imgThe House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing on June 22 titled, “The Renewable Fuel Standard – Implementation Issues.” Among those testifying at the hearing was National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel. In her testimony, Steckel said that biodiesel is delivering the vast majority of Advanced Biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and is poised for continued growth with strong policy.“If you take away one thing from my testimony today, I hope it is the following – while there are certainly areas that could be improved, the RFS has made tremendous progress in developing Advanced Biofuels and delivering them to American consumers,” Steckel said. “Biodiesel and renewable diesel have made up the vast majority of Advanced Biofuels in the RFS, including filling more than 90 percent of the category in the last two years.”The American Soybean Association (ASA) is actively supporting NBB and the biodiesel industry’s efforts to strengthen the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently announced RFS proposal. The ASA is submitting comments to EPA advocating that the volumes for biomass-based diesel be increased to 2.5 billion gallons for 2018 instead of the 2.1 billion gallons in the Proposed Rule.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for June 26 2YearOld Locks Family Out CoWorkers Get In

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, June 26, 2019:During a property check of Town Hall, police noted 8 patio chairs left next to the dumpster. Police notified DPW for removal. (1:31am)A Lawrence Street caller reported a tree fell down in his driveway and partially blocked the roadway. Police notified DPW. (7:26am)Police cited for a driver on Middlesex Avenue for no inspection sticker and watching YouTube videos while driving. (12:29pm)Police issued a summons to a driver for speed and unlicensed operation. (3:19pm)A Wildwood Street resident requested additional traffic enforcement, reporting cars frequently speed on the road during this time of the day. (5:18pm)Polie came across two boxes in the roadway at Lake Street and Main Street. One box contained impact gun and drill bits. The other contained screws. Mass Highway and DPW contacted for clean up. (6:57pm)A caller reported his co-worker at NAPA punched him after an argument over a truck. Police responded. Man was advised to leave property and NAPA will seek no trespass order. (8:11pm)A 2-year-old child locked its family out of their Avalon Oaks apartment. Family was able to gain access. (9:24pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 23: Break-Ins on Ballardvale Street; Ride-On Lawn Mower vs. Parked Car; Erratic DriverIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 14: Missing Teen Located; Trash Left Behind At Yentile FarmIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”last_img read more

57 cars pick up IIHS accolades in 2019 despite stricter requirements

first_imgRecalls: Stay up to date on vehicle safety. Headlights: See why base trims get the shaft, according to the IIHS. BMW Honda Kia Lexus Mercedes-Benz Nissan Subaru Toyota Chrysler Acura Review • 2019 Subaru Ascent review 2019 Subaru Ascent is a well-rounded family hauler Preview • 2019 Subaru Ascent: The super-sized Subie debuts null 0 More From Roadshow Car Industry 35 Photoscenter_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Share your voice If the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety never made it any harder to earn its Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards, the list of winners would grow until it encompassed the whole industry. So, for 2019, the IIHS became a little stricter — but nearly five dozen vehicles still picked up awards. The IIHS announced on Wednesday that 57 models qualified for its stricter 2019 Top Safety Pick requirements. The belt-tightening comes by way of the IIHS’ passenger-side small overlap crash test. Now, to get Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must receive a Good rating in that test, while Top Safety Pick will be offered to vehicles with either Good or Acceptable ratings in this new test, which was created to ensure automakers weren’t just reinforcing a single side of the vehicle. Of course, a number of prior criteria still apply. A vehicle must also pass the remainder of the IIHS’ crash tests, in addition to evaluations of its crash-prevention systems and headlights. It’s important to note that this is just the first group of inductees — as the IIHS continues testing other new models, the list may grow to cover even more vehicles. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags For now, Subaru is the automaker with the most Top Safety Pick+ awards at seven, and the only exception (Forester) picked up Top Safety Pick. All three of Genesis’ vehicles have Top Safety Pick+, as well. Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Lexus each have three vehicles with Top Safety Pick+. Some vehicles were luckier than others, though. Thanks to that new test, some cars just barely missed the mark. The Chrysler Pacifica, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Kicks, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander just missed Top Safety Pick+ because of Acceptable ratings in either headlight evaluations or the passenger-side small overlap test. If automakers issue updates to address this, they’re welcome to resubmit the cars to the IIHS for additional testing. Here’s the full list of cars with IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards for 2019. You can check the IIHS’ site to see the Top Safety Pick winners, as well: Small cars Honda Insight Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte Kia Niro (HEV + PHEV) Subaru Crosstrek Subaru Impreza (sedan and hatchback)Subaru WRX Midsize cars Hyundai Sonata Kia Optima Subaru Legacy Subaru OutbackToyota Camry Midsize luxury cars Genesis G70 Lexus ES Large cars Toyota Avalon (built after Sept. 2018) Large luxury cars BMW 5 Series Genesis G80 Genesis G90 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan Small SUVs Hyundai Kona Mazda CX-5 Midsize SUVs Hyundai Santa Fe Kia Sorento Subaru Ascent Midsize luxury SUVs Acura RDX BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class More about 2019 Subaru Ascentlast_img read more

Porsche Cayenne Coupe BMW Garmisch our longterm Nissan Leaf and more Roadshows

first_img2020 Porsche Cayenne CoupeThink of the new Cayenne Coupe as a regular Cayenne SUV, but with a swoopier roofline. Managing Editor Steven Ewing headed to Austria for a first drive of Porsche’s new crossover SUV. Despite being slightly heavier than the standard Cayenne, while also offering less cargo space and being a little more expensive, Ewing calls this new Porsche “damn good.”Click here to read our 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe first drive. Share your voice Tags 2019 Honda Civic SedanWe think the Honda Civic is one of the best compact cars you can buy today, and apparently America agrees. Accounting for retail sales alone (and not inflationary fleet sales), the Civic has been the best-selling car in the United States since 2016. Not to rest on its laurels, Honda has updated the Civic for 2019. Reviews editor Jon Wong spent a week with the Civic Sedan, and he says it’s stronger than before.Click here to read our 2019 Honda Civic Sedan in-depth review. Nissan Leaf long-term wrap-up: One year of electric feels 7:41 BMW Garmisch concept recreation wows at Villa d’Este 2020 Kia Soul: A box with no rough edges The Porsche 911 Speedster is a stripped-back automotive… Top videos Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Porsche Cayenne S review: The sporting life 2019 Honda Civic Sedan: Small visual updates and friendlier tech Opel Manta 400In yet another round of fun, Carfection’s Henry Catchpole takes a walk down memory lane with the Opel Manta 400 — the road-going version of the Group B rally legend, of which only 245 were built. Now playing: Watch this: Welcome to Roadshow’s week in review, where we take a look back at the biggest stories from the past seven days. The week crossed the starting line with our first drive of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe (which actually isn’t a coupe at all), and and kept momentum with some big news and a sweet concept vehicle debut, to boot.Here’s a look at our most important stories from May 19-25, 2019.Top reviews The Opel Manta 400 was a Group B rally legend 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe: The 434-horsepower, just-right option 2018 Nissan Leaf: Long-term EV wrap-up 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid second drive: The best of both worlds More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: Porsche 911 SpeedsterOur Carfection team in the UK had some some fun with the new Porsche 911 Speedster in Sardinia, and as expected, Henry Catchpole smiled throughout the majority of his stint behind this rawer, more unfiltered, open-top canyon scalpel. 7:02 31 Photos 91 Photos Goodbye, long-term LeafWe’ve spent quite the enjoyable year living with Nissan’s all-electric Leaf, but after thousands of miles of commuting smiles, Executive Editor Chris Paukert gives the Leaf a final send-off. 69 Photos Roadshow Top newsBMW Garmisch concept: Ahead of the Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este classic car show, BMW has done something remarkably unexpected by recreating the 1970 2002ti Garmisch Coupe concept as a tribute to the Bavarian automaker’s past.Honda CR-V recall: If you drive one of the 118,598 CR-Vs built between Oct. 3, 2018 and April 1, 2019, Honda says your crossover SUV may be at risk of inadvertent airbag deployment.Tesla sales looking up: In the latest in a long line of leaked Tesla emails, CEO Elon Musk reportedly tells employees that they can expect a record-breaking quarter.Turns out aluminum is cheaper: Ford made a controversial decision when it decided to use typically costlier aluminum for its F-150 vehicle body, but according to a new report, the aluminum panels are actually cheaper to repair than steel.Porsche 356 optimized: Mad scientist Rod Emory has created perhaps the ultimate 356 from a hodgepodge of Porsche’s most delicious race- and street-car bits.Honda Civic Type R elevated: Somebody made an off-road version of the Civic Type R, and we’re kind of losing our minds about it. 2020 Kia SoulKia’s boxy little runabout is all new for 2020 with a more-assertive exterior design and more cargo-hauling capability. After a week of testing, reviews editor Manuel Carrillo III came away impressed with the sharp-dressed box … enough for the Soul to earn itself a Roadshow Editors’ Choice award.Click here to read our 2020 Kia Soul in-depth review. 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo review: The performance SUV par excellence 59 Photos 4:38 Post a comment 0 63 Photoslast_img read more

DC Girls Joined Street Child World Cup in Moscow

first_imgBy Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFROCaption: Children playing at Tubman Elementary Soccer Field, a soccer camp site.Nine DC SCORES alumni were honored with a D.C. Council proclamation for their participation in the Street Child World Cup held during the 2018 World Cup tournament in Moscow, Russia.The group of teen girls who continue to play soccer through DC SCORES affiliate, Open Goal Project, traveled to the international tournament as the first U.S.A team to compete.Children playing at Tubman Elementary Soccer Field, a soccer camp site. (Courtesy Photo)The DC SCORES non-profit has helped over 20,000 local children—all of whom have experienced or been at risk for homelessness—since its inception in 1994, aligning with their goal to create neighborhood teams that give kids in need the confidence and skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom and in life.The opportunity to participate in the Street Child World Cup in Moscow was made possible by the National Network for Youth, which sought out an American team to participate in the 2018 games, and sponsored by DC United and Adidas, who provided the girls with warm-up gear, shoes, practice jerseys, shin guards and gear bags.“To be a teenage girl growing up in inner city Washington, and all of a sudden to be whisked off in this whirlwind of events with help from DC United and Adidas and other companies, that really rallied behind them, and to go over and represent America on this big stage, I can’t imagine how good of an experience it’s going to be.” said Michael Holstein, director of marketing and communications for DC SCORES.For many of the girls, this was their first time traveling outside of D.C., and, though they didn’t win the title, their experience wasn’t limited to the playing field. The team celebrated a 4-1 win over Mexico and participated in peer-to-peer activities, forums, and presentations by professional soccer players, coaches, and community leaders.Team U.S.A  is set to be honored by the United Nations this month.last_img read more

Insights new Europe collection includes 100 guided vacations

first_img Thursday, September 28, 2017 Tags: Europe, Insight Vacations Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Zara Martinez center_img Insight’s new Europe collection includes 100 guided vacations TORONTO — Insight Vacations has unveiled its brand new 2018 Europe Premium Escorted Journeys collection, and it looks stacked with travel options: 70 Insight Experiences, 100 guided vacations, and four styles of distinctive journeys.With this collection, travellers can expect hand-picked hotels in desirable locations, such as the elegant Splendid Venice-Starhotels Collezione boutique hotel, as well as several new dining experiences like ‘Dine-At-Home’ with local foodies and ‘Farm-to-Table’, which showcases the best regional produce.Plus, in celebration of the collection’s launch, Insight is offering 10% savings with its Early Payment Discount.“For the launch of our 2018 European collection, we are excited to highlight our outstanding Insight Difference since it has been our personal mission for almost 40 years of creating magical experiences for clients with the services of our passionate Travel Directors and team members,” said Ulla Hefel Böhler, CEO of Insight Vacations. “Our 70 European Insight Experiences are incredibly authentic and are a curated collection of memories-in-the-making by connecting clients with locals, unique activities and expert insights to bring each destination to life.”More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionThe eight new 2018 European Discoveries range from nine to 19 days. This trip style offers a total of 12 itineraries to 12 countries, with journeys that include the nine-day ‘Taste of Europe’, the nine-day ‘Flavours of Europe’, the 10-day ‘European Rhapsody; the 11-day ‘European Flair’, the 14-day ‘Splendid Europe’, the 16-day ‘European Discovery’, the 18-day ‘Mediterranean Journey’ and the 12-day ‘European Dream’.While on the ‘European Dream’, clients will spend two nights in each destination, savour regional meals and meet locals, starting in La Serenissima. They’ll also learn age-old Venetian traditions from a local gondolier and the art of glass blowing with a skilled artisan. In the Umbrian town of Orvieto, acclaimed author and chef Lorenzo Polegri will invite guests inside his kitchen for a hands-on Etruscan cooking demonstration.Other highlights of the tour include wine tasting in the underground cellar of Italian Renaissance author Nicolo Machiavelli, a scenic trip by funicular railway and open-top cable car to Mount Stanserhorn in Lucerne, a behind-the-scenes guided walk in Paris with a local Parisian foodie, and a Celebration Dinner at Le Petit Prince de Paris restaurant in Paris’ Latin Quarter.More news:  Join the Jet Set on the French RivieraFor more details go to About Latest Posts Zara Martinez Latest posts by Zara Martinez (see all) New Years Mastermind on AMA Waterways River Cruise – June 6, 2019 Attendance at TPI’s Summit events at an all-time high – April 24, 2019 The 2019 Travel & Vacation Show – June 22, 2018last_img read more

SP warns Britain over rating amid EU referendum fears

first_img Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Quick workouts for men LONDON (AP) — Standard & Poor’s warned Friday that it may downgrade its credit rating on Britain sometime in the next two years following the government’s decision to hold a referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union.The referendum, which is due to take place before the end of 2017, “represents a risk to growth prospects for Britain’s financial services and export sectors, as well as the wider economy,” the agency said in a statement. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Opinion polls suggest that Britain will vote to remain a member regardless of what Cameron manages to negotiate. Still, the recent referendum on Scottish independence and the surprise election victory for the Conservatives shows how opinion polls can change — or just be plain wrong.S&P is in no doubt about what Britain should do in the referendum.“The U.K. benefits from its flexible open economy, which we judge to have prospered inside the EU,” it said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall It also said that economic policymaking “could be at risk of being more exposed to party politics than we had previously anticipated, similar to the situation in the U.S. when we lowered that sovereign rating in 2011.”As a result, S&P has put the outlook on Britain’s AAA rating on negative. That basically means that there’s a 1 in 3 chance of a downgrade within two years.The recently elected Conservative government is to hold a referendum on Britain’s EU membership by the end of 2017 after a renegotiation process where it hopes to win concessions from its partners including limits to the welfare benefits EU migrants can claim.Prime Minister David Cameron only has a slender majority in the House of Commons and has to tread carefully in the run-up to the referendum as many in his Conservative Party are likely to vote for a withdrawal. Outside of Parliament, he will also be facing a concerted campaign for exit from the UK Independence Party, which won around 12.5 percent of the vote in the recent election but only gained one seat.The EU has been a source of contention in Britain for years with many in the country blaming it for high levels of immigration, economic stagnation and low levels of pay. Others think that it is a source of great benefit, not least because membership offers access to the world’s most lucrative single market. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

Perth Airport puts restrictions on Skippers

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Skippers Aviation, Perth’s independent airline has filed a complaint against Perth Airport over the restrictions put on the future growth of its business.Skippers Aviation chief executive Stan Quinlivan said the airport operator was obstructing him from importing two new 70 seat Q400 planes valued at A$24 million, through restrictive lease provisions, the West Australian reported.“Perth Airport is singling out independent local operators by putting restrictive covenants on the maximum arrival and departure numbers and the ability to upgrade the fleet,” Mr Quinlivan said.According to the airline the new lease extension, effective 2021 reduces the amount of passengers it can carry to 200 an hour, down from 600, which evidently freezes the plane size to existing types no bigger than 50 seats.Mr Quinlivan explained that adding restrictive limitations to smaller operators would affect regional and rural communities.“We service 11 of the 13 regulated passenger routes north of Perth, these are the less glamorous bur critical routes that look after remote communities and tourist destinations.”Mr Quinlivan added that what was confusing about the matter was that larger planes would relieve some of the pressure from Perth Airport’s congested runway. In other news, Perth Airport has opened a new taxi rank at the international Terminal and plans to build a second rank at the domestic terminal by the end of 2012.The new rank offers eight pick up bays staffed by taxi marshals and state of the art technology to ensure a continuous smooth flow of taxis.There is an automatic call up system, which allows the taxi marshal to call on taxis waiting in the holding yard to attend the rank.The new rank is also fitted with CCTV cameras and emergency call point to provide a safe environment for passengers.last_img read more

With sole possession of the top record in the NFC

first_img With sole possession of the top record in the NFC, the Arizona Cardinals are getting well-deserved attention from the national media.ESPN NFL analyst Mark Schlereth told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Friday he enjoys watching the Cardinals play.“I think Bruce Arians would be the first to tell you, ‘Hey, we’re not the most talented team all the time,’ but I guarantee you one thing: They’re not going to back down from anybody,” Schlereth said. “It’s like an Old West deal. I just love watching them play. There’s something that’s special that you can’t put your finger on.”Schlereth called the 6-1 team’s play “not pretty, but it’s pretty aggressive.” The Cardinals rank third in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game and fifth in points allowed per contest. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories LISTEN: Mark Schlereth- ESPN NFL analyst Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Arizona Cardinals tight end Chris Gedney passed away at the age of 47, Syracuse University announced Friday.Gedney played for the Cardinals from 1997-2000, appearing in 45 games and catching 55 passes for 607 yards and five touchdowns. Gedney was drafted in the third-round by the Chicago Bears in 1993, playing in 28 games for Chicago over the course of four seasons. Battling injuries during his time with the Bears, he caught 28 passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns.After his NFL career ended in 2000, he served as a football analyst for the Cardinals and the Insight Bowl on XTRA Sports 910 Radio. He became a pregame and postgame host for broadcasts of Arizona home games before moving back to New York and becoming a color analyst for Syracuse football.“We are shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Gedney,” Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack said in a statement. “Chris was a wonderful co-worker, a friend to all and deeply loyal to Syracuse University and our community.”The cause of Gedney’s death was not released. We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Gedney, who played for us from 1997-2000. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) March 10, 2018Before his time in Arizona, he was an All-American at Syracuse, playing for the Orange from 1989-93. The tight end led Syracuse to four consecutive postseason bowl games, including the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. in 1992. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img 1 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Arizona Cardinals’ Chris Gedney (84) takes in a pass while in the grasp of Seattle Seahawks’ Fred Thomas (22) and goes for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, Sept. 13, 1998 in Seattle. The play went 23 yards but wasn’t enough as Seattle won the game 33-14. (AP Photo/Jay Drowns)last_img read more