Not bound to consult Home Ministry on J&K polls, say EC sources

first_imgResponding to reports that the Union Home Ministry had advised against polls in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the current security situation, Election Commission (EC) sources said the electoral body was not bound to consult the Ministry for the conduct of elections.The EC sources said as per its assessment, coupled with the response of the State government, if the prevailing conditions were conducive for holding of Panchayat elections by the State government, then holding of parliamentary elections is also possible.The Anantnag bypoll is scheduled for April 12.”The election of Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency was due before April 16, and it was a constitutional obligation to hold the elections. The State Government was consulted on the subject as it is responsible for the law and order and security issues,” said an EC source.Stating that the Home Ministry is only responsible for providing para-military forces, the source said the EC is not bound to consult the Ministry before holding any elections.”The State government had informed the Commission that the preparation for free, fair and peaceful elections are being made and a comprehensive deployment plan was also worked out by the police. They also upgraded the security of political leaders and candidates,” said the source.last_img read more

Oppn. sharpens attack on Cong. ahead of Punjab bypoll

first_imgPunjab’s Opposition parties have sharpened their attack on the ruling Congress government ahead of the Shahkot Assembly bypoll on May 28 after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh accused the Shiromani Akali Dal and Aam Aadmi Party of implicating the Congress’s candidate in an illegal sand mining case to tarnish his image.“The Election Commission should issue arrest orders against Congress Shahkot by-poll candidate Hardev Singh Laddi immediately,” SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday while addressing a rally in support of party candidate Naib Singh Kohar.‘CM violated code’The Akalis had also submitted a memorandum to Chief Electoral Officer S. Karuna Raju, in which they accused the Chief Minister of violating the model code of conduct during a press conference on May 7.“The Chief Minister gave a clean chit to Congress candidate Hardev Singh Laddi even as the police booked him for illegal mining activity. Indirectly the Chief Minister aimed at pressurising the police to not act against the Congress leader,” alleged SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema, adding an inquiry into the illegal sand mining case against the Congress candidate should be conducted by the Election Commission.Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly and AAP MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira also alleged that Capt. Amarinder was misusing his official authority and the police machinery to influence the outcome of the Shahkot by-election.“An FIR was registered against the Congress candidate and others for illegal mining on the directions of Election Commission of India. However, the Chief Minister recently termed the FIR as politically motivated and accused the opposition leaders including myself and Akali leader Daljit Singh Cheema of being the architects of the FIR. By making such remarks the Chief Minister has become party to the tainted Congress candidate,” said Mr. Khaira.“I urge the Election Commission to initiate action against Capt. Amarinder for derailing investigations against the Congress candidate for Shahkot bypoll,” added Mr. Khaira.last_img read more

Got charisma? Depends on your voice

first_imgWhen charismatic Italian politician Umberto Bossi (pictured above) suffered a severe stroke in 2004, the disease changed his voice, and, strangely enough, his public image. He went from being seen as an authoritarian figure to a benevolent one. To figure out why, researchers collected sound clips of Bossi speaking before and after the stroke and analyzed various acoustic parameters. They discovered that the most prominent transformation was a narrowing of the range of frequency variation in his voice. His intonation had become very flat, probably due to asymmetrical muscle weakness caused by the stroke. When the researchers carried out more studies on the speeches of charismatic political leaders like French President François Hollande, former Italian prosecutor and current mayor of Naples Luigi de Magistris, and former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, they found that a low-frequency voice is another important indicator for dominant or even threatening speeches. The findings, reported at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Indianapolis this week, bolster a 2013 study, which found that deeper voiced male CEOs tend to manage bigger firms and earn higher salaries.last_img read more

Flames Singe Rangers, 5-4

first_imgCALGARY, Alberta — TJ Brodie was Calgary’s latest player to step up at a big moment to help the Flames keep up their overtime dominance.Brodie scored in the extra period and Johnny Gaudreau had two goals and assisted on the winner as Calgary survived a late third-period collapse to beat the New York Rangers 5-4 on Dec. 12 for the Flames’ ninth straight home victory.Calgary leads the NHL with a 7-1 record in 3-on-3 overtime. At home, the Flames are a perfect 5-0.“Great play by TJ Brodie,” Flames coach Bob Hartley said. “The boys are skating well, they’re reading the play well and they’re supporting each other very well.”The clincher came at 2:09 when Brodie held the puck on a 2-on-1 rush and put a perfect shot inside the far goal post on Antti Raanta.“We’re moving in the right direction. I think now we have to find a way to win on the road. We have to start finding ways to win in regulation,” said Brodie, who extended his career-best point streak to six games (one goal, six assists).Gaudreau has six points (three goals, three assists) in extra time to lead the NHL. The diminutive star has been big on home ice with 10 goals and 17 points during the win streak.“We weren’t happy with that last road trip and we knew we needed to come in here on this homestand and make a statement and we did a great job,” Gaudreau said.The Flames pulled two points behind Arizona and Vancouver, who are second and third in the Pacific. Calgary holds a game in hand on both.For the longest time it looked like the Flames, who have just five regulation victories, were going to win it in 60 minutes.However, the Rangers scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of regulation to overcome a 4-1 deficit.Tanner Glass started the comeback with his first of the season at 5:13 — that goal coming just 16 seconds after Joe Colborne had made it 4-1.Dan Boyle pulled the Rangers within one with just under 5 minutes remaining. With the goaltender pulled to make it 6-on-4, Mats Zuccarello tied it on a power play at with 1:12 left.“You look at it on a positive side. That’s a couple of games in a row where we haven’t quit and battled back and made a game out of it,” said Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. “At the same time, it’s very easy to pinpoint where we need to improve. Our support and our puck management got us in trouble tonight.”Mason Raymond, with his first in 15 games, also scored for Calgary, which opens a four-game road trip on Tuesday in Nashville.The Flames finished off the homestand 5-0, just as the Edmonton Oilers did the night before. The two Alberta teams swept the same five opponents — Dallas, Boston, San Jose, Buffalo and New York.J.T. Miller had the other goal for New York, which fell to 2-6-2 in its last 10.Calgary trailed 1-0 late in the second period before Gaudreau — on a Keith Yandle giveaway — and Raymond scored 17 seconds apart to give the Flames the lead.“A textbook road game where we’re playing the way we’re supposed to. Then a lack of support and a lack of puck management and they scored two quick ones and they scored two early ones right off the hop in the third,” Vigneault said.Hiller finished with 25 stops to improve to 4-4-0. Raanta had 22 saves and fell to 4-3-1. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

a month agoRangers boss Gerrard ‘flattered’ by Klopp’s Liverpool plan for him

first_imgRangers boss Gerrard ‘flattered’ by Klopp’s Liverpool plan for himby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard was happy to hear Jurgen Klopp tipping him as his successor at Liverpool.But he expects and hopes Klopp to be in position at Anfield for many years to come.”I was surprised and flattered at the same time,” Gerrard said when asked about Klopp’s comments. “But when you read the quote really carefully, like I have, it said, ‘if I get sacked tomorrow’ he thinks Steven Gerrard should be the next Liverpool manager.”Jurgen Klopp’s not getting sacked tomorrow. I don’t want him to get sacked tomorrow. He’s doing a fantastic job.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Hungover? Try a Simple Detox for the New Year

first_img 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits We bet most of you reading this article are hungover from a full night of New Year’s Eve (and New Year’s Day) action. Here are a few simple suggestions to help you detox and hit that refresh button in 2018.Take a Break from the Digital WorldAre Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tinder taking up too much of your time? Lots of people are talking about going on a digital detox, but few actually go through with it. According to psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, “You can be so preoccupied with your digital devices that it’s all too easy to inadvertently sacrifice time, relationships, sleep, focus, productivity, and balance in your life. Many people are not even aware of the toll their extensive usage of digital devices costs them until they have suffered a loss or upset because of this.” Even a brief digital detox — even just a week-long break from social media — can restore some of this imbalance.Look in the MirrorIf you’re not feeling so well, chances are that your skin isn’t doing any better. Why not try Belif’s First Aid Anti-Hangover Soothing Mask. It calms stressed out, irritated skin with soothing herbs. We also suggest adding some new steps to your daily grooming regime. A regular cleanser, moisturizer, or cream can do wonders for your skin in the new year.Catch Up on Your SleepAre you a little sleep-deprived after partying all night? Your zzz’s are one of the most important factors to a refreshed version of you. New sheets or noise-canceling earbuds can help. You can also treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment.Eat Healthy Like a FoodiePick a copy of Bon Appetit: The Food Lover’s Cleanse and discover just satisfying and tasty eating healthy can be when you try delicious dishes that are filled with nutrients. It’s not all quinoa and bean sprouts — you’ll find some heart, meaty, and filling recipes in this book.Give Up Drinking for a MonthA lot of people use the excess of December as an excuse to go through January without visiting a bar. Try it. We bet your head will be clear, and you’ll have a lot more energy. If that’s too much to ask, at least sip on these healthy cocktails. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Editors’ Recommendations How to Shave With a Straight Razor last_img read more

New Press Secretary Appointed

first_imgTelevision/radio producer, writer and former governmentcommunicator Hugh Fraser is Premier John Hamm’s new presssecretary. The appointment is effective Thursday, Nov. 25. “Hugh Fraser’s experience in the broadcast media will be atremendous asset to our team,” said Premier John Hamm. “I lookforward to working closely with him as our government focusesmore on building brighter futures for the people of Nova Scotia,especially among our children.” A married father of two and longtime Halifax resident, Mr. Fraserearned a bachelor of arts (honours) degree from DalhousieUniversity and a master of journalism degree from CarletonUniversity in Ottawa. From 1992 to 1999, he worked as lineupeditor, news writer and chase producer for CBC Newsworld. In2000, he worked for the Nova Scotia Department of Transportationand Public Works as a communications officer, then worked forHealth Canada as a communications advisor until the spring of2001. For the last three and a half years, Mr. Fraser has performed avariety of duties for the CBC, including producer for The Docket,CBC Newsworld’s legal affairs program, producer for Canada Now,the nightly newscast for CBC Television Nova Scotia and producerfor CBC Radio’s Information Morning in Halifax.last_img read more

Civic Theatres Toronto announces inaugural 201819 season

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement About Civic Theatres TorontoCivic Theatres Toronto is one of the city’s largest multi-arts organizations, operating three iconic venues and presenting a full range of performing arts, theatrical and concert events in both downtown and uptown Toronto at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Login/Register With: Featuring over 150 performances in dance, theatre, world music, jazz; cabaret, films in concert featuring a live musical score in sync with the film; festivals from ballet to Hip Hop; Children’s programming, free classes and workshops, and much more.The Dance Collection includes: the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (US), Circa (Australia); Ballet BC (Canada), Batsheva Dance Company (Israel); and Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg (Russia). The Jazz at the George series features: Dianne Reeves (US); Youn Sun Nah (South Korea); Hiromi (Japan); Holly Cole (Canada) and Etienne Charles (Trinidad and Tobago). The World Music series features: Goran Bregović (Bosnia); Vusi Mahlasela (South Africa); and Lila Downs(Mexico); the Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa) and Kodō (Japan). Under the heading “Circus and Clown” the season will feature Slava’s Snowshow (Russia); Cirque Eloize (Canada); and Gandini Juggling (UK).For further information and the complete 2018/19 programming details, visit TORONTO, May 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Presenting an exceptional array of distinctive artistic experiences, thought-provoking theatre, international dance collaborations and vibrant musical evenings, Civic Theatres Toronto (CTT) announces its inaugural season.“We are passionate about people, ideas and communities that elevate the artistic creativity of Toronto,” said Clyde Wagner, President and CEO. “With over 150 nights of exceptional entertainment booked in our seven performance venues, we are committed to keeping your venues alive with dance, world music and theatre.”The 2018/19 season features artists from 11 countries on 5 continents with Indigenous dance and YouTube sensations Djuki Mala from Elcho Island off Australia travelling the farthest at over 15,100 km (approx. 9400 miles) to perform in Toronto.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

French Officials Respond to Second Weekend Of Yellow Vest Protests

By Carolina McCabeOn Saturday, over 106,000 protesters who are part of “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vests” took to the streets in France.Outcry grew after President Emmanuel Macron introduced a new hydrocarbon tax to promote alternative energy. The tax raised prices 23 percent in a year, to an average of €1.51 per liter of diesel. The last time fuel prices in France reached that level was in the early 2000s, AFP said. However, anger also stems from distrust and disappointment in Macron and the French government. Since the protests began, 2 people have died in traffic related incidents and over 500 people have been injured. Protests became violent and destructive, damaging shops on the Champs-Elysees with smashed windows and graffiti.Clean up operations are now underway, with over 200 workers repairing what officials estimate could be up to €1.5 million in damage.Police responded to protesters on Saturday with water cannons and tear gas. Paris Police Chief Michel Delpuech stated that police forces used 5,000 teargas canisters, and fire services put out about 100 fires. Police arrested 103 people.Officials worry about the perception the protests will have around the world. During a news briefing, Government Spokesman Benjamin Griveaux stated, “We shouldn’t underestimate the impact of these images of the Champs-Élysées … with battle scenes that were broadcast by the media in France and abroad.” Ministers and public officials have been steadfast in their decisions and said the environment-friendly tax increases will remain in place. Macron is expected to release measures that will make the transition more conscious of its impact on members of the lower and middle-class.The yellow vest protests also symbolize division between urban elites and the rural citizens of France. The movement, which developed over social media, illustrates dissatisfaction with Macron, mirroring his approval rating, which has fallen to 26 percent, according to Politico. Macron condemned the protests through a tweet, stating, “Shame on those who have abused other citizens and journalists. Shame on those who have tried to intimidate elected officials. No room for this violence in the Republic.” Merci à nos forces de l’ordre pour leur courage et leur professionnalisme. Honte à ceux qui les ont agressées. Honte à ceux qui ont violenté d’autres citoyens et des journalistes. Honte à ceux qui ont tenté d’intimider des élus. Pas de place pour ces violences dans la République.— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 24, 2018Moroccan transport operators also went on strike this year partially over high fuel prices. The transportation industry was left paralyzed in October after taxi and bus drivers refused to work with the expensive fuel prices, according to Moroccan news outlets. However, global oil prices have fallen recently from $81 per barrel in late September to $65.50 last week. The truck drivers’ protest started earlier this year over the government’s requirement they take a training course costing MAD 4,000-8,000. read more

Ghanaian doctor US organization honoured with UN Population Award

In a ceremony held at UN Headquarters in New York, Dr. Kwasi Odoi-Agyarko, Executive Director of Rural Help Integrated in Ghana, was presented with the UN Population Award for his outstanding leadership and achievements in promoting community-based reproductive health services in his country. His organization – located in the Upper East Region, one of Ghana’s poorest and least accessible, and one that faces issues such as female circumcision – provides culturally sensitive reproductive health care in a model project that has received international attention for its scope and quality. Dr. Odoi-Agyarko has also integrated the RHI model into the School of Public Health at the University of Ghana and has made substantial progress towards the promotion of women to leadership positions. Meanwhile, the Award’s institutional recognition went to EngenderHealth for its work around the world in safe and voluntary sterilization and family planning counselling programmes. Formerly known as AVSC International, the organization was established in 1943 and initially worked to ensure that American couples could choose surgical sterilization and that these services were voluntary and safe. In 1973, EngenderHealth broadened its geographic scope to work in the developing world, where it has introduced and expanded access to safe and voluntary sterilization services in more than 90 countries. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in a message to the awards ceremony delivered on his behalf by Assistant Secretary-General for External Relations Gillian Sorensen, congratulated both winners for their “outstanding contributions to the betterment of our world.” He also pledged that the UN would continue its efforts to address population issues as an integral part of its global work for social and economic development. read more

Deploring deadly Israeli air attack in Gaza Annan urges end to such

In a statement issued late Monday by his spokesman, Mr. Annan stressed that Israel has the legal and moral responsibility to take all measures to avoid the loss of innocent life, and that it “clearly failed to do so in using a missile against an apartment building.” The Secretary-General called on the Israeli Government to halt such actions and to conduct itself in a manner that is fully consistent with international humanitarian law, the statement said. Deeply concerned about the possible consequences of this attack, Mr. Annan urged the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority “to do all in their power to restore safety and security for the civilian population on both sides,” the spokesman said. Adding her voice to the Secretary-General’s, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, also condemned the air attack. “Under international human rights and humanitarian law, the reckless killing of civilians is absolutely prohibited, regardless of the military significance of the target being attacked,” Mrs. Robinson said in a statement released in Geneva. She stressed that Israel, as a democratic society, “must not abandon its core standards and values, even in the face of the serious security threat to its own civilian population” and added that the country’s assassination policy “is in conflict with democratic standards and unlawful under international law.” Mrs. Robinson, who has strongly condemned suicide bombings against Israeli civilians, said she was worried the air attack would serve to feed the ongoing violence. “The current cycle of savagery must end,” she emphasized. “In the eyes of the world, this requires responsible action from both sides of this tragic conflict.” read more

Prince Philip tribe disappointed his retirement puts end to prospect of royal

first_imgThe villagers also associate natural phenomena with the Prince. In March 2015 it was reported they were convinced that a cyclone which ravaged parts of Vanuatu, killing at least 11 people, was nature’s dramatic curtain-raiser to the Duke of Edinburgh visiting the country the following year.Asked whether Philip’s blessings would help with the tropical storms that often batter the islands, such as the Category 4 Cyclone Donna currently passing over the archipelago’s north, Mr Malia said that wasn’t generally in his remit as they generally flowed up from the south. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Buckingham Palace may have announced his retirement from public life, but nearly 10,000 miles across the seas there is one tiny community that hopes The Duke of Edinburgh will change his mind.So remote is the village of Younanen that it’s inhabitants have only now received word of Prince Philip’s decision to retire.The reason it matters is that the villagers on the island of Tanna, in the South Pacific, revere him as the son of a local mountain god who will one day return to them.News of the Prince’s decision to discontinue further Royal engagements has been greeted with despondency among the locals.”Prince Philip has said one day he will come and visit us,” Jack Malia, the village chief told a Reuters reporter who reached Younanen on Saturday.Holding one of several photographs of the Prince proudly displayed by the villagers, including one from 1980 in a suit, holding a club they made and sent to him in London, he added: “We still believe that he will come but if he doesn’t come, the pictures that I am holding… it means nothing.”Each day the villagers pray to Prince Philip, asking for his blessings on the banana and yam crops that sustain their poor community. They had high hopes of a visit.”If he comes one day the people will not be poor, there will be no sickness, no debt and the garden will be growing very well,” said Mr Malia, 52, speaking at the village’s Nakamal, a traditional meeting place where the men gather at night to drink. Prince Philip’s status among the villagers is thought to have its origins in the local legend telling of the pale-skinned son of the mountain god who ventured across the seas in search of a rich and powerful woman to marry. A villager holds a photograph of Prince Philip in front of a hut in Younanen, on Tanna Island Credit:Reuters Anthropologists believe Philip became linked to the legend in the 1960s when Vanuatu was an Anglo-French colony known as the New Hebrides, now is the island nation of Vanuatu.Villagers at the time were likely to have seen portraits of Philip and the Queen at government offices and police stations run by colonial officials.The belief that the Duke of Edinburgh was indeed the mountain god’s wandering son was reinforced when he accompanied the Queen on an official visit to the New Hebrides in 1974.The Prince was told of the cult by John Champion, the British Resident Commissioner in the New Hebrides, who suggested he send them a portrait of himself.In turn the villagers dispatched him a traditional pig-killing club called a nal-nal, with which the Prince posed for a portrait sent to back to Younanen and since handed down to each chief.”Prince Philip is important to us because our ancestors told us that part of our custom is in England,” said Mr Malia, who took over from his father as village chief in 2003.Younanen is not marked on maps and reaching it requires a local guide and a three-hour drive through dirt trails from Lenakel, the capital of Tanna.Village children play naked, the women dressed in traditional grass skirts while the men, clothed in old t-shirts, usually carry machetes.Mr Malia added that Philip, who turns 96 in June, had told villagers not to ever take money from people who visited, but that they should accept food, like rice, to share among themselves. A villager holds a photograph of Prince Philip in front of a hut in Younanen, on Tanna Island last_img read more

20000 people apply for jobs in An Garda Síochana

first_imgTHE FIRST GARDA recruitment drive since 2009 was always going to be popular – and so it has proved.Approximately 20,000 people have applied for positions in An Garda Síochána since the recruitment campaign began on 12 December, 26 days ago. There are believed to be between 250 and 300 positions available.Hiring had been suspended for four years as part of the public sector hiring freeze. Minister for Justice Alan Shatter received sanction from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for money to recruit new gardaí, saying it was crucial to have new recuits.Minister Shatter said he was “greatly encouraged” by the response to the recruitment campaign.He said the closing date for applications is midnight on 9 January. “I would strongly encourage all those interested in joining the Garda force to submit their application by that date if they haven’t already done so,” he said.Read: First Garda recruitment drive since 2009 begins today > Read: Garda Commissioner welcomes garda recruitment “as soon as possible” >last_img read more

Zabaleta crucial to Richarlisons call up

first_imgFormer Argentina international Pablo Zabaleta has been credited with pointing out Richarlison’s talents and abilities to the Brazilian coaching crew.The West Ham United defender was crucial to Richarlison’s call-up to the Brazilian national team, according to assistant coach Sylvinho.The forward who moved from Watford to Everton during the summer transfer window for a reported £40million plus add-ons – received his first international callup for the national team for friendlies against the United States and El Salvador in September, making his only start of four appearances so far against the latter, scoring twice in a 5-0 win.Sylvinho plays an important role in the selection process, and the former Manchester City player said his ex-team-mate Zabaleta was the man who brought Richarlison to his attention.“I have good friends on the continent, these guys who played with me help me,” Sylvinho told a news conference, according to FourFourTwo.“Zabaleta played against Watford and called me. He asked if we knew we had a spectacular player at Watford.”Zabaleta reveals this will be his last season in England Manuel R. Medina – July 16, 2019 The 34-year-old doesn’t know if he will retire at the end of the season or go play in a new country for a couple of years.“He said he was not just good, he was “very good”.“We’ve been monitoring him and he’s part of our plans, he can play at nine or on the sides.”“He’s been in Europe for seven years. He started in Udinese. In Napoli, he played with Sarri,” Sylvinho said about Napoli midfielder Allan.“You will not see a number of goals and throw balls, but he is dynamic, performs functions in the middle of the field. He’s here on merit.”last_img read more

Police searching for escaped prisoner in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for man after, they said, he escaped police custody in a Miami neighborhood, Thursday.According to officials, the subject was along the 3900 block of Northeast First Avenue when he ran from a corrections officer.A spokesperson for Miami-Dade Corrections said the subject was wearing an ankle bracelet that he somehow removed.Miami-Dade Corrections is assisting Miami Police in the search. Officials said the inmate was on monitor release, meaning he was being monitored in the community when he fled.If you see anything suspicious in the area, you are asked to call police.Please check back on and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

WHS Girls Soccer Coach Sue Hendee Receives National High School Coach Of

first_imgKANSAS CITY, MO — United Soccer Coaches, along with the association’s High School Coaches Advocacy Group, is proud to announce the recipients of the second annual High School Coach of Significance Award.The High School Coach of Significance Award acknowledges high school coaches that go above and beyond by using their coaching position to teach life lessons and provide opportunities to develop outstanding young men and women.“The selection of our High School Coach of Significance recipients represents the true heart and soul of the calling of a character-first coach,” said Rusty Oglesby, United Soccer Coaches High School Advocacy Chair. “The Advocacy Council recognizes that through these amazing coaches our unity as a coaching group and leadership organization will continue to thrive. Many congrats to these outstanding coaches for being role models both on and off the field!”Recipients of the 2018 High School Coach of Significance Award are listed alphabetically by state:Alabama – Patrick McDonald (Pelham HS/Pelham, Ala.)Arizona – Greg Johnson (Basha HS/Gilbert, Ariz.)Arkansas – Christhian Saavedra (Rogers Heritage HS/Rogers, Ark.)California – Jennifer Smiley (Rio Americano/Sacramento, Calif.)Colorado – Terry Banfield (Littleton HS/Littleton, Colo.)Connecticut – Owen Finberg (South Kent School/Kent, Conn.)Florida – Tanner Mosher (George Jenkins/Lakeland, Fla.)Georgia – Mike Hanie (Starr’s Mill HS/Fayetteville, Ga.)Illinois – Darren Llewellyn (John Hersey HS/Arlington Heights, Ill.)Indiana – Jereme Rainwater (Lake Central HS/St. John, Ind.)Iowa – Sean Holmes (Roosevelt HS/Des Moines, Iowa)Kansas – Caroline Ewing (Shawnee Mission South HS/Overland Park,Kan.)Maine – Ryan Reed (Penobscot Valley HS/Howland, Maine)Maryland – Jeff Heckert (Watkins Mill HS/Gaithersburg, Md.)Massachusetts – Sue Hendee (Wilmington HS/Billerica, Mass.)Michigan – Jessyca Mathews (Carman-Ainsworth HS/Flint, Mich.)Minnesota – Bill Vance (Totino-Grace HS/Minneapolis, Minn.)Missouri – Chris Lawson (Rockhurst HS/Kansas City, Mo.)New Jersey – Jason Snyder (Lindenwold HS/Marlton, N.J.)New York – Ron Eden (Brentwood HS/Islip Terrace, N.Y.)North Carolina – Steve Ellis (Wayne Country Day School/Goldsboro, N.C.)Ohio – Mike Lally (Twinsburg HS/Twinsburg, Ohio)Pennsylvania – Benjamin Wilson (Conestoga HS/Phoenixville, Pa.)Tennessee – Robert Luttrell (Covington HS/Covington, Tenn.)Texas – Winston Pool (Stony Point HS/Cedar Park, Texas)Utah – Dawain Wheatley (Wasatch HS/Heber City, Utah)Virginia – Kristi Beckman (Charles J. Colgan Sr. HS/Haymarket, Va.)Washington – Ken Matthews (Hazen HS/Renton, Wash.)Washington, D.C. – Matthew Gillich (Kingsman Academy/Washington, D.C.)Wisconsin – Robert Williams (Cedarburg HS/Milwaukee, Wis.)Wyoming – Aziz Waheed (Riverton HS/Riverton, Wyo.)This second class of award winners represent 30 states and the District of Columbia. As this award continues to grow, the goal is to annually recognize a recipient from each state.Winners of the High School Coach of Significance Award are nominated by a United Soccer Coaches member though an online form that includes at least one letter of reference. Completed forms are reviewed by the selection committee comprised of national, regional, and state representation.(NOTE: The above press release is from United Soccer Coaches.)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… RelatedSue Hendee Receives WOW’s 2019 School Staff Recognition AwardIn “Community”Wilmington High School Wins Eastern Mass. Girls Soccer Coaches Association’s Program Of Excellence AwardIn “Sports”PHOTO: Wilmington High School Girls Soccer Team Visit The SenateIn “Photo of the Day”last_img read more

Skyrim PS3 save bug renders game unplayable

first_imgAnyone who has purchased Skyrim for the PS3 should consider waiting for Bethesda to release a patch before getting too far into the game.Players are reporting that the game starts to demonstrate more and more lag as you make progress and log more hours playing. The lag can get so bad you have to stop playing to apply the temporary fix outlined below. It looks as though the issue is linked to the size of the save game stored on the PS3’s hard drive. As soon as it starts getting bigger than 5MB the lag kicks in.When your save game reaches that size is going to be dependent on what you do in the game and how fast you achieve it. Reports so far say the lag starts to happen around the 25 hour mark, so you can get quite far in before it becomes an issue.There is no permanent fix for the problem, but you can temporarily fix it by restarting your PS3. After that, you get around an hour of play before the lag returns.My one hope is that Bethesda can fix this without informing PS3 players that their previous save games will no longer be valid after the patch has been applied. I’m sure that won’t happen, but if you’re about to start playing maybe it’s worth considering and waiting for that patch first.Earlier today we reported that Bethesda had already confirmed more than 3.5 million copies of the game had been sold. Although we don’t know how many of those were on PS3, it’s got to be in the hundreds of thousands at the very least. With that in mind, I doubt Bethesda is hanging around getting a patch ready to go. It doesn’t want lots of angry gamers complaining on forums, or even worse, returning the game.via CVG and the Skyrim forumslast_img read more

Check all Firefox extension permissions with Project Insight

first_imgCheck all Firefox extension permissions with Project Insight by Martin Brinkmann on July 13, 2018 in Firefox – 20 commentsProject Insight is a new extension for the Firefox web browser to check permissions of all extensions installed in the browser.Mozilla Firefox displays permissions that an extension requests when you hit the install button; interested users may check the manifest file prior to doing so or find out about permissions on the add-ons page on the Mozilla website.Firefox does not display the permissions in the add-ons manager, however. One option that Firefox users have to check permissions of installed extensions is to load about:debugging in the browser’s address bar to list all installed and included extensions.A click on Manifest URL next o an extension — it is only available for user-installed add-ons — displays the requested permissions of the add-on.Project InsightProject Insight improves the managing of extension permissions in several ways. The extension displays all installed extensions and the requested permissions when you click on its icon after installation.Shows you what permissions your installed add-ons have and what domains they have permission to access.Note that disabled extensions don’t request permissions and that permissions are displayed only for user-installed extensions for Firefox and not system add-ons that Mozilla added.Each installed extension is listed with its name and version. Extensions that come with their own option pages have that page linked to as well so that you can start configuring it right away.Permissions are listed with icons and names, e.g. Context Menus, Tabs, or Web Requests. You can click on any of those to display short descriptions to better understand what permissions do. The descriptions are basic but sufficient to understand what each permission does.You find URLs that extensions requested permissions for (and you allowed) listed there as well. If an extension requested permissions to access individual URLs, those are listed there; otherwise you find the wildcard *://* listed which includes permissions to access all URLs in the browser.Closing WordsProject Insight is a useful extension for Firefox that lists all installed extensions, their permissions, and the URLs they may access, on a single page in the browser.The extension could be improved in several meaningful ways. The author could link to resources that provide deeper explanations for individual permissions or highlight critical permissions such as permissions to access any URL or web requests, and even add filtering options to display all extensions that match certain criteria such as access to any URL.Now You: Do you verify permissions and extensions before installing them?Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 7 votes Software Name Project Insight Software Category BrowserLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Public Safety and RTI impound cattle

first_imgPublic Safety and RTI worked together yesterday morning (November 8) and impounded six cattle.The cattle were wandering on the R103 just past the Windsor Dam turn-off.It took the officers close to an hour, but they were able to get the roaming livestock onto a truck.The officers said it was better to have the animals safely locked up than to have them causing accidents. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more