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Xiaomi hypes Mi 5X’s dual rear cameras ahead of July 26 launch

first_imgXiaomi will launch the Mi 5X in China on July 26. The Mi 5X will sport a full-metal unibody design and a dual camera system on its rear. The Mi 5X will also mark the debut of Xiaomi’s MIUI 9, the next major iteration of its Android-based software. Ahead of its formal announcement, Xiaomi has come out with a video trailer teasing its upcoming phone. Special emphasis has been given to the phone’s dual rear cameras suggesting there would a lot to look forward to in this regard once Xiaomi takes the wraps off of it.Only recently, alleged press renders of the Xiaomi Mi 5X were spotted doing the rounds of the Internet and looks like, they did indeed hit the bull’s eye. The Xiaomi Mi 6 looks nothing like the iPhone. The Xiaomi Mi 5 didn’t look like the iPhone either. The Xiaomi Mi 5X – which appears to be some sort of hybrid cross between the Mi 5 and the Mi 6 – is however heading towards the iPhone route, and quite blatantly at that.The 5X, as per the video , will ship in at least three colours: black, gold and pink. The phone, with its all metal body and dual rear cameras, will look remarkably like the iPhone 7 Plus from every nook and corner. Everything from the 2.5 D curved glass on the front to the antenna lines placement on the back, screams the iPhone. The only visible difference is seen in the fingerprint scanner placement. As opposed to the iPhone 7 Plus that comes with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, the Xiaomi Mi 5X will apparently sport one on the back. It will come with physical capacitive – soft keys – keys on the front.   advertisementRumoured specs of the Mi 5X include:a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and a  Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4 gigs of RAM.  It will also ship with MIUI 9. Not much is known about what MIUI 9 will be bringing to the table. Rumour has it that it would bring split screen multitasking and picture-in-picture mode features; although Xiaomi is yet to formally make an announcement regarding the same.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 5X is going to be yet another iPhone 7 Plus clone if these renders are to be gone bylast_img read more

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Novak Djokovic dresses up like a samurai after Watsu water therapy

first_imgNovak Djokovic is enjoying a well-deserved break in Japan with his wife Jelena after a long and gruelling tennis season which saw him scale to the top of the world rankings once again.The Serbian tennis ace is trying out new things on his vacation, the latest being Water watsu therapy.After which Djokovic posted a series of pictures dressed up like a samurai. “Sometimes, I’m a Samurai and I take this role very seriously. Especially after a relaxing Watsu water therapy,” he captioned the pictures.Alexander Zverev beats Novak Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals titleSometimes, I’m a Samurai and I take this role very seriously Especially after a relaxing Watsu water therapy pic.twitter.com/rHPsOKg7ozNovak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) November 24, 2018Earlier this month Djokovic suffered a shock loss in the ATP Finals title match against rising German star Alexander Zverev.Novak Djokovic has found a ‘strong candidate’ for England cricket teamThe 31-year-old Serb was odds on to crown a magnificent six-month streak by claiming a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals crown but Zverev stopped him in his tracks, winning 6-4 6-3.Djokovic will still end a year ranked as number one for the fifth time, an improbable achievement considering he had elbow surgery in February, suffered a woeful run of form on his return and slumped to 22 in the world rankings in June.Also Watch – After Ronaldo watches Djokovic at ATP Finals, Kroos cheers for FedererAfter reuniting with his former mentor Marian Vajda, he has been a man reborn and began a storming comeback to the summit of men’s tennis, winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open to take his Grand Slam collection to 14.advertisementDjokovic was uncharacteristically ragged against Zverev, but took nothing away from his opponent, even though he said he had not been feeling fully-charged for a few weeks.”I’m happy that he won the big title because we have a really good and friendly relationship,” Djokovic said of his fellow Monte Carlo resident. “We train a lot. We see each other a lot. He comes from a really nice family.”Health-wise I haven’t been really perfect in the last three, four weeks. That took a lot out of me. But overall it was a phenomenal season that I have to be definitely very proud of.”(With Reuters inputs)Also Watch: It’s unfortunate, I felt India could have won Melbourne T20I: Nikhil Chopralast_img read more

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Cracking the creative code

first_imgFor all the Delhi University applicants and parents dismayed at the ever-soaring cut-off lists, there has been some measure of hope. DU colleges reserve five per cent of their seats for sports and five per cent for extracurricular activities (ECA).Previously, the ECA exams and trials would be held at the colleges candidates had applied to, and the criteria would also be set by those colleges. But for the past three years, the ECA trials have been centralised. This means all ECA trials for a certain category are held at a single time and venue at the University.This year, the trials (both preliminary and final rounds) took place during the first half of July and more than 1,000 seats have filled up.Prof. Rajeev Gupta, head of admissions committee, and Dean of Students’ Welfare, explains, “Students had to fill an application form, and then they need to identify which ECA category they would like to apply to. It has two parts; 25 per cent weightage is given to the certificates, and 75 per cent is given for the performance at the trials. Candidates are shortlisted for the finals, and then colleges are approached. After that, the colleges can give the selected course a leeway of up to 15 per cent from the last cut-off list.”He adds, “After the finals, the admissions committee releases the merit list. The colleges can give up to 15 per cent discount, which also depends on the candidate’s selection of courses and college. It is a dynamic process, so it will vary from college to college, as every college will have a different set of numbers and criteria. If there are seats to be filled, or if the students have applied to more than one course, the college can adjust the criteria.”advertisementFor decades, categories such as the ECA and sports have always had a sizeable number of seats for those who may have scored the required (and staggering) marks needed for the course and college of their choice, but have other credentials.Manvi Shekhar, part of Jesus and Mary College’s English theatre society Troubadours, shares her experience, “I had 94 per cent, while the cut- off for B.Com (Hons) was at 96 per cent. Everything really did hang on the trials, and even after I cleared the finals, I had to wait for the fifth cut-off list, where the marks for B.Com was 95.75 per cent. I had just enough marks to make it.”The trials themselves are a thorough vetting process. Dr Geeta Sharma, associate professor at the Hindi department at Shyama Prasad Mukerjee (SPM) College, breaks down the process for the trials for Indian classical and folk music, which were hosted at SPM.”The trials (both prelims and final) were held here from July 4 to July 12. The prelims were for all 2,000 students who had enrolled. The entire process took a period of eight days. The panel of judges comprised internationally acclaimed dancers, and people from the music and dance departments in DU.”She explains the process was methodical and stringent, with first the verification of the certificates of previous performances and dance exams being carried out, and even with certain questions of the respective dance form directed to some of the students.Sharma adds, “There were also at least 10 boys at the trials. It’s a good thing for dance.”Odissi dancer Nikita Bajaj comments on the stringent nature of the trials. “It’s not like you could just show up and dance on stage in front of the audience. We had to have all our certificates of merit ready, and answer the judges’ questions on the dance forms, some of which were very difficult.”Bajaj is starting her first year in History (Hons) at Hansraj College and is now part of Kavyaakriti, the classical dance society.Many say the new centrailsed system is better. Sharma points out one advantage.”This was not a sudden shift in policy. This decision had been taken with some thought. The earlier system was problematic for the students. Sometimes four colleges would give the same time for one day, and there would be only one day for the ECA trials. What would become of the students then?.”Pratyuk Bakshi, now part of the English Debating Society at Ramjas College, where he is studying Economic (Hons) agrees on the convenience factor.”I’ve heard so many stories where, for example, a trial for one subject would be in Hindu at 10 am, and another trial would be at 12 pm in Venkateswara college. This time, as it happened, all debate trials were in Kirori Mal College.”advertisementThere is always an amount of flexibility in the trials. As Gupta says, “It can also depend on the popularity of the course itself. If the cutoffs are very high, a leeway of 5 per cent is given. But if there are not many takers for certain courses, colleges can increase the scope beyond 5 per cent.” This, as he says, is especially true of several of the languages courses.(The names of these students have been changed on request)last_img read more

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The 2018 Chevy Traverse is Peak Crossover SUV

first_imgAs for connectivity, the Traverse has all your new favorites including an 8-inch, diagonal color touchscreen with Chevrolet Mylink audio system, Bluetooth streaming, Apple Carplay and Android Auto capability, OnStar, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with limited data trial, and an option for XM radio. Like most vehicles now, the Traverse’s connectivity capabilities were extremely functional and easy to use for both driver and passenger. The navigation system worked flawlessly, even through the winding roads of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and we had a blast playing random songs from our phones by simply plugging them into a USB port on the dash and hitting play. The automatic connectivity feature for smartphones was really the shining star of all the new tech. The overall easy of use and accessibility when it comes to tech in the Traverse makes this vehicle perfect for travelling both shorter and longer distances. I imagine a cross-country road-trip in this vehicle would be rather peaceful, with all the kids silently on their tablets and phones with no one arguing over the other’s monopolization of the only charging port and no one complaining of being too hot or too cold (thank you individual climate control).SafetyFor many people who don’t care about speed or style when it comes to a vehicle, their number one priority is safety. The 2018 Chevy Traverse has it all, including: forward collision alert, front pedestrian breaking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, forward automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, rear park assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, teen driver tech, all the airbags you could want, and a rear seat reminder–possibly the best child-saving invention the auto industry has ever developed–which alerts you when you’ve left something in the back seat, whether that’s a briefcase, a pet, or, you know, a living human baby.PriceThe 2018 Traverse AWD Premier version that we drove (excluding the duel Skyscape sunroof) has a price tag of $47,350. The lowest trim with AWD, the LS model, comes in at a respectable $34,995, and the top of the line trip, the High Country, will set you back $53,000.TakeawayFor a man with a family, the 2018 Chevy Traverse is the perfect all-around SUV. With plenty storage, tech, and pep, it meets all the requirements for a handsome looking ride that can double as the traditional family car. And, even if you’re flying solo, the Traverse is great for guys who like to camp, fish, or just hit the road with the boys. Editors’ Recommendations Kia Telluride Is the Perfect Road Tripper for All Two- and Four-Legged Friends Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback Anyone who has watched any television lately knows by the glut of SUV commercials that there’s no shortage of models on the market. Luckily, you only have to care about one: the 2018 Chevy Traverse. Lighter, quicker, and more handsome than before, the 2018 Chevy Traverse might just be peak crossover SUV. With stellar engineering, all the bells and whistles you actually want, and supremely easy driving, this crossover SUV might just be the perfect everyday and road-tripping vehicle.In early August, my old friend Laura Copelly and I were graciously allowed to take a 2018 Chevy Traverse AWD Premier for a three-day test-run from Detroit, Michigan to Traverse City in the north of the state. During the trip we used and, while I won’t say “abused,” I will say “trialed” the Traverse in every way we could imagine–and this vehicle never failed to be anything but excellent all-around.StylingSleek, streamline, and much less curvaceous than its previous iteration, with a bigger, wider, more masculine grill and 20-inch machined-face Argent Metallic aluminum wheels, the 2018 Chevy Traverse no longer looks like a mini-van and a full-sized SUV had a baby. The Traverse is a family-friendly crossover with the cargo space, head space, and the passenger space of a bigger class with the looks of a luxury SUV any man would be proud to be seen in.DrivingMichigan, by nature, is a state built for cars and trucks. Its multiple highways criss-cross the state both East/West and North/South and, because Detroit is home to the Big Three Automakers (GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler), a car-culture was inculcated early on, and that cannot be escaped. Because of this, people drive really fast. Everywhere.As a lover of a speed-driving myself, I felt right at home on Interstate 75, but was skeptical that the Traverse would have enough kick to pass adequately on a road that feels more akin to the Autobahn than the highway. But, thanks to the 3.6 L V6 SIDI VVT engine, an engineering redesign that trimmed 350 pounds from the vehicle, and 310 hp with 266 lb-ft of torque, when passing (or starting for that matter) the tiniest tap of the accelerator engages the nine-speed automatic transmission, pushing the Traverse smoothly through the gears and easily outstripping any competitor car in the right lane. Even better than the Traverse’s pick-up and speed off the start is its handling. This vehicle definitely drives like something in a much smaller class. It takes sharp curves and tight turns easily without that feeling you sometimes get in an SUV where you feel like the car might just tip over with you and your dog or children in it, along with all your groceries and community lacrosse gear. We took the Traverse through several winding highways along the lake, as well as through a few state and national forests, and never felt like the vehicle was unwieldy or unstable.Backing up in the Traverse is also a breeze thanks to its rear camera views and rear park assist, which in Chevy’s words: “Senses stationary objects and warns you if an object is too close. Guiding lines on the rear vision camera screen help when backing up.” Along with these fairly standard back-up technologies, the Traverse also has “surround vision,” which is a fancy way of saying that, through the use of cameras and sensors and a computer, you can view a bird’s eye view of the vehicle in the local environment–pretty useful for people who are terrible at parallel parking, but that’s not you…definitely not you.Over the course of our 700 miles in the Traverse, our fuel economy clocked in a tiny bit below the advertised average of 25 mpg on the highway; we consistently averaged 24.5. As far as city driving goes, we exceeded the estimated mpg of 17 with an average of about 18 mpg. Those numbers, which are pretty damn good for a vehicle of this size and engineering, come both from that 350 weight loss and the start/stop technology employed, which shuts off the engine when stopped at red lights or bumper to bumper traffic and starts again seamlessly once the light turns green. Annual fuel cost for the 2018 Chevy Traverse is approximately $1,800.Interior and ConnectivityWith smart styling, optional leather seats (with heating and ventilation), room for seven, captain’s chairs in the second row, a third row of seating, and nearly 93 cubic feet of cargo space, the Traverse has got interior design down to an art. Along with hidden storage compartments, a center console big enough to store a puppy in (we do not recommend this), the interior also sports over-sized windows allowing for panoramic viewing and the convenience of charging ports in each row. To top that all off, the second row has “smart slide” seating, allowing passengers in the third row to simply slide the second row seating away and at an angle from them, allowing for much easier entry and egress. The smart slide seating is also functional while holding an empty rear-facing child’s seat. For fathers with small kids, you know the hell of having to remove and replace child seats–this handy mechanism eliminates all that. The Jeep Gladiator Helped Me Rediscover Fun Outdoors 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now last_img read more

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Finance Minister Welcomes Massy United Insurance Limited to Jamaica

first_img Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, is welcoming the move by Massy United Insurance Limited to officially enter the general insurance market in Jamaica.Dr. Clarke said the expansion of the company into Jamaica is a testament to the fact that the country is moving in the right direction.“When an organisation like the Massy Group, that has opportunity to invest anywhere they want in over 19 markets… and they choose to set up operations in the insurance business, which is a business that takes on risk… it tells you that they, like us [in Jamaica], smell opportunity,” he stated.The Minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of the local branch of Massy United Insurance held at the Courtyard, PanJam Building in New Kingston on March 13.Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke addresses the audience at the launch of the Massy United Insurance Jamaica on Wednesday (March 13) in the courtyard of the PanJam building in New Kingston. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, is welcoming the move by Massy United Insurance Limited to officially enter the general insurance market in Jamaica. Story Highlights Dr. Clarke said that the company’s entry into the general insurance market will offer new competition, which will ensure that customers receive the best prices, terms and savings.“Competition is good for Jamaica. So, we welcome Massy United Insurance to Jamaica for virtue of the competition that they will contribute to,” he said.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer at Massy United Insurance, Randy Graham, said the Massy Group has a reputation of success and has been a trailblazer in several service industries.Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke (second right) speaks with (from left) Chief Executive Officer, Massy United Insurance (MUI) Limited, Randy Graham; Branch Manager, MUI Jamaica, Winsome Gibbs and Executive Vice President, Massy Group and Chairman, MUI, David O’Brien, during the MUI Jamaica launch on Wednesday (March 13) in the courtyard of the PanJam building in New Kingston. Dr. Clarke said the expansion of the company into Jamaica is a testament to the fact that the country is moving in the right direction. “When an organisation like the Massy Group, that has opportunity to invest anywhere they want in over 19 markets… and they choose to set up operations in the insurance business, which is a business that takes on risk… it tells you that they, like us [in Jamaica], smell opportunity,” he stated. “Our decision to introduce insurance in Jamaica has come at a time when natural disasters are becoming more unpredictable and insurance is so necessary and critical. We believe in providing security for Jamaica and Jamaicans. We have all the packages and policies to suit any need,” he stated.The Massy brand is no foreigner to Jamaica, as currently three subsidiaries from the Massy Group operate in the country; Massy Gas, Massy Distribution and Massy Technologies.Massy United Insurance is currently represented in 19 territories via branches and its agent network.They currently hold a rating of A- (excellent), which was reaffirmed for 13 years by A.M Best.last_img read more

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Navios Acquisition Adds One More VLCC to Its Fleet

first_imgzoom Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, took over the Nave Buena Suerte, a 2011-built VLCC of 297,491 dwt yesterday.The Nave Buena Suerte, one of the three VLCCs acquired in November 2013, was purchased for $57.0 million.The Nave Buena Suerte has been chartered out to a high quality counter party for minimum one year at a rate based on charterer’s VLCC pool earnings.Following the delivery of the Nave Buena Suerte, Navios Acquisition has 36 vessels in the water. My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Navios Maritime, March 11, 2014 Print  Closelast_img

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Adult Learners Graduate on South Shore

first_imgPam Chetwynd of Shelburne County, dropped out of school at theage of 14 to start working. More than 25 years later, Pam is ahigh school graduate ready to start a new career in a long-termcare facility. Pam is one of 40 students graduating today, June 10, and Friday,June 11 after completing the Adult Learning Program at theLunenburg, Shelburne and Burridge campuses of the Nova ScotiaCommunity College (NSCC). “I returned to school because I wanted to do something with mylife,” said Pam. “By completing my high school diploma, I provedto myself I can do it.” The Adult Learning Program is supported by the Nova Scotia Schoolfor Adult Learning, which funds and co-ordinates a range ofeducation programs for adults wanting to improve their readingand math skills or complete their high school diplomas. “Through the School for Adult Learning, Nova Scotians, like Pam,get the skills they need to succeed at home, at work and in thecommunity,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “The school ispart of our effort to ensure people can return to learning andhelp pave the way to a brighter future for themselves and theirfamilies.” The School for Adult Learning is funded by the departments ofEducation and Community Services. “Ensuring NSCC is accessible to all Nova Scotians who want topursue formal learning is key to the province’s economic,community and social development — that is what the AdultLearning Program represents,” said Mike Smith, NSCC’s dean ofaccess. “By creating a welcoming and supportive learningenvironment to acquire a high school diploma, adults can accessnew possibilities and achieve a new foundation for futuresuccesses. NSCC is proud to partner with the Department ofEducation in this progressive initiative that will improve thelives of many Nova Scotians.” More than 400 Nova Scotians are graduating this month with thehigh school diploma for adults. This year, more than 4,100 NovaScotians were enrolled in programs supported by the School forAdult Learning at more than 170 sites across the province. Theprograms for adults are delivered by the Nova Scotia CommunityCollege, Université Sainte-Anne, five regional school boards andcommunity-based learning organizations. The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is part of theprovincial government’s Skills Nova Scotia initiative, whichinvolves training and skills upgrading, from basic literacy tothe use of the most sophisticated technologies.last_img read more

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H1N1 Human Swine Influenza Vaccine Guidelines

first_img For a complete set of the H1N1 vaccine guidelines, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website at www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php . Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after a sneeze or cough. When soap and water are not handy, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are an acceptable alternative. Cough and sneeze into elbow or sleeve. If using tissues, dispose of them appropriately and wash hands. Limit touching eyes, nose and mouth. Do not share drinking glasses, water bottles, mouth guards, cosmetics or eating utensils. If concerned that medical advice or care is needed, contact HealthLink 811. Like any illness, should symptoms worsen, visit a doctor or walk-in clinic. The province’s chief public health officer, Dr. Robert Strang, supports the proposed guidelines released today, Sept. 16, by the Public Health Agency of Canada on who should receive the H1N1 (human swine influenza) vaccine. While the national approach has always been to provide vaccine for all Canadians, the Public Health Agency of Canada guidelines highlight groups that will benefit most from H1N1 immunization. These groups include people under 65 with chronic conditions, health-care workers, pregnant women and children younger than five years old. “I am pleased to see the release of these much-needed guidelines. They are necessary to help inform our planning for immunization clinics and where to target our public messages surrounding immunization,” said Dr. Strang. Dr. Strang said Nova Scotia has ordered about 1.4 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine. At this time, the plan is to begin offering the vaccine in early November. The priority is to ensure all Nova Scotians who want or need the HINI (human swine influenza) vaccine will get it in a timely manner. The approach taken when developing the guidelines reflects the best available scientific and technical information and current knowledge. As the understanding of the H1N1 virus and vaccine effectiveness evolves, this may change. “Over the next few months, we fully expect to see a second wave of H1N1. The exact timing and extent of the spread and the severity of illness are difficult to predict,” said Dr. Strang. He said Nova Scotians should continue to make every effort to minimize the spread of the virus. The most important step Nova Scotians can take is stay home if they are sick with flu-like symptoms which are fever and/or cough with unusual tiredness, head/muscle/joint aches or sore throat. People are also encouraged to take the following precautionary measures to prevent illness:last_img read more

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Video Rogers NHL deal incredible day for hockey in Canada Nadir Mohamed

by News Staff Posted Nov 26, 2013 10:07 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The National Hockey League has reached a 12-year, $5.2-billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the league’s broadcast and multimedia rights. Rogers president and CEO Nadir Mohamed spoke about the deal. Video: Rogers, NHL deal ‘incredible day for hockey in Canada,’ Nadir Mohamed says

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Laurentian Bank to eliminate 300 positions as it merges 50 branches

by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 28, 2016 3:35 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Laurentian Bank to eliminate 300 positions as it merges 50 branches MONTREAL – Laurentian Bank (TSX:LB) plans to abolish some 300 jobs over the next 18 months in a restructuring that will merge 50 branches.The Quebec-based bank announced the changes after markets closed Wednesday as executives met with hundreds of its workers at Montreal’s convention centre.CEO Francois Desjardins said in a news release that the traditional banking model is becoming “obsolete” and Laurentian needs to adapt its retail services.As of July 31, the bank had 148 branches and the equivalent of 3,631 full-time employees.In a bid to cut expenses, Laurentian announced last month plans to move its Montreal headquarters in 2018.Desjardins’ transformation plans is aimed at almost doubling the bank’s asset base to $70 billion. read more

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Ohio State basketball team responds to Thad Matta after Indiana loss

Ever since Thad Matta took over as coach for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, the program hasn’t been accustomed to losing. Over the past two seasons, the Buckeyes have compiled a 48-5 record with every loss coming against a ranked opponent. One of those five losses came Friday when OSU blew a double-digit lead and fell at Indiana. The loss didn’t sit well with the players and coaches, and conjured up some memories of the team’s Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky in last year’s NCAA tournament. Like the Kentucky loss, the game ended with a missed 3-pointer by William Buford that would have won the game. “We gave up that game against Indiana,” said sophomore forward Jared Sullinger. “Not taking anything away from Indiana, but there was a couple possessions when we watched film and realized that that’s not us.” Matta hopes his team uses the loss as a lesson for the rest of the season. “I think that nobody likes to lose more than we do,” Matta said. “It’s like I told our guys last year, I think we learned a great lesson in the Kentucky game, but the season was over. We have the ability to learn a lesson here at the end of December and continue to move forward.” Matta is known for being a players’ coach and normally doesn’t employ an in-your-face style of coaching. But according to the players, the Indiana loss particularly rubbed Matta the wrong way and he was a little more animated than normal. “(Matta) wasn’t very polite,” Sullinger said. “But that’s what we needed. We needed someone to put a fire under us. After that tough loss it was only right that he had to do that.” Matta described Monday’s practice as “challenging” and “tough,” and said he really harped on the focus of the team. “We’ve probably practiced this team harder than most teams we’ve had,” Matta said. “A lot of that has to do with the youthfulness and immaturity of the team and not quite understanding the level they must compete at. One of the messages yesterday was competing and a mindset carries over to the game. There was a couple moments where I had to refocus them a couple times, but for the most part I thought they did a pretty good job.” The team responded Tuesday, beating a battered Nebraska team, 71-40, at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes committed 19 turnovers against the Cornhuskers, but Matta and his players felt they came out ready to play. “Last week at Indiana we was careless with the ball and we didn’t value every possession,” Buford said. “For the most part I think we did that today.” With the win against Nebraska, OSU raised its record to 14-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten conference. At about the midpoint in the season, the team made it clear that while the team wasn’t going to dwell on the loss, they weren’t going to forget it. “It was a life lesson as far as the game period,” Sullinger said. “We gave up 17 layups against Indiana. They got whatever shot they wanted in the second half. As you can see, we turned up our defensive intensity in this game. We were just ready to play basketball.” read more

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Ohio State moving on with strongarmed Cardale Jones at the helm

Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones (12) waits to have the ball snapped to him during a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIn his six seasons as the head coach at Florida, Urban Meyer started just three quarterbacks.In what is now his third season in Columbus, Meyer is getting set to start his fourth quarterback at Ohio State.Cardale Jones, a redshirt-sophomore quarterback from Cleveland, is set to make his first career start in the Big Ten Championship Game, and Meyer doesn’t seem to be worried.“Cardale, it’s going to be his first start. Obviously a really good environment against a very tough defense,” Meyer said Monday. “But it’s not like he’s not taking snaps with the one offense or understands the concepts. So he has a very good understanding (of the offense).”Jones is set to take over for redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett, who fractured his ankle in the fourth quarter of a 42-28 win over Michigan on Saturday. Jones has appeared in seven of OSU’s 12 games this season, accounting for 324 total yards and two touchdowns.The Glenville High School product was named the backup to senior Braxton Miller in the spring before being passed by Barrett just days before Miller tore his right labrum, ending Miller’s season before it started.The demotion was something Jones’ position coach and co-offensive coordinator Tom Herman said was not easy for the quarterback to handle.“I think that was tough for him. But him and I spoke at great length and great detail on numerous occasions about how to handle it,” Herman said Monday. “He has done nothing but be a great example of how to handle that. He stayed engaged in every game plan. He has taken that role very seriously and I am proud of him for it.”Being demoted from the second-string spot in the fall wasn’t the only time Jones has had to face adversity in his Buckeye career, as a now-infamous tweet describing his dislike for college classes earned him a one-game suspension in 2012.Redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein has continued to make fun of the tweet on social media of his own, and even with the media.“Not playing class today?” Elflein asked the media as they gathered around him on Monday.Elflein said with a smile that he and some of his teammates continue to joke about the tweet.“Oh yeah, all the time,” he said.On the field, the Buckeyes are preparing to take on a Wisconsin defense that ranks second in the country.Meyer said after Saturday’s win over Michigan, though, that he does not anticipate the game plan changing much with Jones in the lineup. But Herman said he does see some differences in the style of each quarterback.“(Jones is) a big dude. Probably doesn’t have the same short range change of direction that J.T. has, but (he has) long-range speed and the ability to open it up in stride. He is pretty fast,” Herman said. “I am excited to see what he can do. I think he has got a chance to be pretty effective.”While Jones might be effective, both Herman and Meyer acknowledged that they have discussed limiting his carries against Wisconsin.“We’ve had a mini conversation about that already,” Meyer said. “That will be continued throughout the week. We have to win this game. We’re not saving him for next week or the week after. We’re not saving anything.”Herman agreed, adding that the quarterback run is an important part of setting up the Buckeye offense.“In order to run the football, I don’t think you can ever take out the way we do our business,” Herman said. “You can never take out the QB read element of it. The called and designed quarterback runs, we will probably take a few of those out.”Herman stressed that the members of the OSU team should not expect Barrett-like numbers from Jones, but should expect that he will manage the game well.“The guy (Barrett) has accounted for 45 touchdowns in 12 games. So I think what our team needs to understand is, is Cardale going to come in and account for seven touchdowns in this game? Probably not, and doesn’t need to,” Herman said. “He shouldn’t have that weight put on him. To expect that as a teammate, I think would be a little bit false.”While Herman doesn’t want too much pressure put on Jones, he characterized Jones’ arm strength by rating it as “eleventy-billion.”Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott said Monday that he agrees with his coaches in that he doesn’t believe the offense will change, but added there will be a lack of familiarity with Jones at the helm.“I think it is definitely a big transition just because it’s the magnitude of the game we are about to have this weekend,” Elliott said. “I don’t think the game plan will change much from last week to this week.“It’s his time, so J.T. went out, it’s the ‘next man up’ mentality. We are upset for losing J.T. but we got to keep it moving.”The OSU offense will look to do just that Saturday at 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis against Wisconsin. read more

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Purvis subsidiary KMEC acquires bulk material handling specialist PICOR

first_imgPurvis Industries is pleased to announce that KMEC Engineering & Conveying Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Purvis Industries, has acquired the assets, trademarks, brand rights, patents, and intellectual property of PICOR. “the premier design and engineering company in bulk material truck and train Precision Loading Systems.” PICOR also produces telescoping chutes, mass flow gates, diverter gates, clamshell gates and slide gates.In conjunction, KM EC welcomes Tony Walker – the President and head engineer of PICOR – to the KMEC team. Walker and PICOR have developed some of the most innovative state-of-the-art solutions in the bulk material handling industry today. He is responsible for the development of patents for multiple batch systems, methods for loading railcars of a wide range of capacities and designs, coal loading systems, and variable height silo charging systems. He is also the designer of the Walker Reclaimer which revolutionises the storage and reclam ation of bulk material stockpiles with less equipment and significantly reduced operating costs.Walker will be working with the team to further develop PICOR designs and integrate them into KMEC’s complete bulk material handling solutions.PICOR will operate  inside the KMEC Engineering and Conveying platform, providing and expanding our material flow and loading solutions. “We believe that PICOR will greatly expand both the market reach and total syst em capabilities of our KMEC business by adding unparalleled expertise in truck and train loading systems, as well as the integration of the new Walker Reclaimer. This is a great step forward for KMEC and Purvis Industries,” said Cameron Barker, Vice President of Corporate Operations for Purvis Industries.KMEC Engineering & Conveying Systems is headquartered in Houston, Texas and is a global provider of bulk material handling conveyor systems. From its 80,000-square foot design and fabrication facility, KMEC designs and fabricates some of the most innovative, comprehensive, and responsive bulk material systems and solutions available. Acquired by Purvis Industries in 2017, KMEC is an integral part of Purvis’ total bulk material handling solutions.last_img read more

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If youre not sick of opinion polls already heres the poll of

first_imgRTÉ HAS PUBLISHED its ‘poll of polls’, which is based on a number of the surveys run by other media outlets and polling companies in the course of the local and European election campaign.As you might expect, it contains little good news for the two coalition parties.Compared to the 2011 General Election, Fine Gael could lose a third of its support on Friday, while Labour could say goodbye to two-thirds of their support, RTÉ says.The state of the parties (based on a sample of over 5,000)FG – 24 per cent (down 12 points on the general election)Labour – 7 per cent (down 12)FF – 22 per cent (up five)SF – 22 per cent (up 12)Independents & Others – 26 per cent (up 8)European & local voting intentions (based on a 9,000 sample)FG – 26 per cent (down 3 since 2009)Labour – 7 per cent (down 7)FF – 23 per cent (down one)SF – 17 per cent (up 6)Independents & Others – 27 per cent (up five)Read: 7 things we learned from last night’s Dublin Prime Time debate Read: Irish people want to see the royal family visit for 1916 commemorationslast_img read more

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Miami school evacuated due to gas leak

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A Miami school had to be evacuated due to a gas leak.City of Miami Fire Rescue responded, Monday afternoon, to a gas leak at Southwest First Street and Eighth Avenue.Staff at the Lincoln Marti School noticed the strong smell of gas, and officials ordered the evacuation of more than 100 students.The children were taken to another school and are reported to be OK.Nearby businesses and roads were also shut down as crews worked on the scene.Officials said they are now monitoring the air quality around the school until the leak can be controlled.They believe construction equipment, at a nearby construction site, cut the gas line. last_img read more

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Get early access to Elder Scrolls Blades on iOS and Android

first_imgBethesda describes The Elder Scrolls: Blades as a “classic dungeon crawler reimagined.” Your customized character is a Blade, one of the Empire’s top agents, who’s forced into exile. While you’re fleeing, your hometown is destroyed. The company said it plans to add new features to the game after the launch. It’s letting early-access players into the game in waves, but there’s still time to sign up here. Bethesda also provided a full list of supported devices. Early access supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian. Earlier this week, to kick off its celebration, Bethesda offered a free PC copy of Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. 3:18 Tags Now playing: Watch this: Elder Scrolls: Blades hits the new iPhone Bethesda is offering early access to The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Bethesda Gaming studio Bethesda said on Twitter Wednesday that The Elder Scrolls: Blades is getting a limited early-access program on iOS and Android. The early access is part of the 25th anniversary celebration for the Elder Scrolls game series. “Ready to play? We’re inviting players in waves, so make sure to keep an eye on your email for the invite,” Bethesda said. As part of our #TES25 celebration, we’re excited to announce that The Elder Scrolls: #Blades is officially in Early Access!Ready to play? We’re inviting players in waves, so make sure to keep an eye on your email for the invite.Here’s the updated FAQ: https://t.co/TZsYW4pnJy pic.twitter.com/2reothr8Zs— The Elder Scrolls (@ElderScrolls) March 27, 2019center_img Comments Share your voice 2 Gaming Mobile iOS 12last_img read more

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Ramannapet Students told to play active role in Haritha Haram

first_imgRamannapet (Yadadri-Bhongir): Nakrekal MLA Chirumarthi Lingaiah urged the people to plant saplings under Haritha Haram like a celebration. On Thursday, he took part in the Haritha Haram programme held at government high school of Indrapalanagaram village of Ramannapet mandal in the district.Speaking on the occasion, he advised Sarpanches, MPTCs and others to take initiation and improve the green cover by involving villagers in the Haritha Haram programme. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us “Schools should have a healthy atmosphere with greenery. For this, every student must plant a sapling every month and take care of them till they are on their own,” he advised. He urged the youth to create awareness among people about the role of plants in ecological balance. The MLA called upon villagers to plant saplings on either sides of roads, vacant places and on government offices and schools premises and also farmers to plant saplings on bunds of their fields. Local public representatives, school staff, students and villagers participated in the programme.last_img read more

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Odisha government launches Small Savings Incentive Scheme

first_imgBhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday launched the ‘Odisha Small Savings Incentive Scheme’ for the calendar year 2019 under the notation “AQ” series. Under this scheme, any eligible person who deposits a minimum amount of Rs 2,000 in any Small Savings Schemes during the calendar year 2019 in any Post office or bank situated within Odisha can obtain a free web-based coupon from the office of the collectors, sub-collectors and block development officers. Also Read – War propaganda delays removal of internet restriction in Jammu and Kashmir Advertise With Us A state-level lucky draw of the scheme will be held on April 26, 2020, in which the people can win cash award as an incentive for their habit of thrift. “There are 2428 number of prizes in seven categories, amounting to Rs.74 lakhs, including the first prize of Rs 5 lakh. It is expected that the people will not run after the suspicious non-banking private financial institutions, in the greed of high returns, rather they will show their faith in the Small Savings Schemes which is proven to be safe and secured,” read a release by Information & Public Relations Department.last_img read more

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The Mission of Marie Ojiambo

first_imgBy Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire CorrespondentIt’s been more than 100 years since sickle cell disease was first discovered in America.Today, the rare hereditary blood disorder continues to affect millions of people throughout the world.Sickle cell disease – or SCD – affects approximately 100,000 Americans and occurs among about 1 out of every 365 African-American births, according to medical experts.While she champions research and viable medications and solutions, Ojiambo also emphasized the importance of being regularly tested. (Courtesy photo)Nearly 1 in 13 African American babies are born with the sickle cell trait, which medical experts said means that an individual has inherited the sickle cell gene from one of his or her parents.During its annual convention, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade organization that represents African American-owned newspapers and media companies throughout the U.S., partnered with Pfizer Rare Disease (Pfizer) to host a forum on this rare disease.“I was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at the age of one,” said Marie Ojiambo, a consultant for Pfizer, during the forum moderated by NNPA President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.“And always wanted to be a support system and advocate for research, for other young women, going through the same thing,” Ojiambo said.“Because of this, I always felt like it was important for me to not only introduce myself by my profession, but also as a sickle cell warrior,” said the Kenyan native.“When I competed in the Miss Africa USA pageant back in 2014, I made sure that my pageant platform, represented the same personal goals I had for myself and advocated for, sickle cell disease awareness,” she said.Dr. Chavis emphasized, “The NNPA is grateful to Pfizer for introducing Marie Ojiambo to the Black Press of America.  Ms. Ojiambo is an excellent role model for millennials, and in particular for young African and African American women, who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields of study.  Marie Ojiambo’s outstanding success as a research scientist is truly inspiring as she did not allow the challenges of Sickle Cell Disease to prevent her from achieving her professional career goals.”According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the sickle cell disease trait is most commonly found in places like Africa, India and Southeast Asia.However, it is not exclusive to one race.Also, as the Hemoglobin disorders follow the malaria belt around the globe, those who have the trait are relatively protected from malaria.Although most who carry the sickle cell trait remain healthy, medical statistics show that if two healthy people who carry the trait join to conceive a child, there’s still a one in four chance with every pregnancy that they would have child with active SCD.Ojiambo, who graduated from St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in New York and who specializes in pre-clinical Pharmaceutical Research, is also the founder of the Sickle Strong Initiative—a Kenyan-based NGO whose mandate is to raise awareness around sickle cell disease and advocate for better health care opportunities for patients suffering from the disease in Kenya.While she champions research and viable medications and solutions, Ojiambo also emphasized the importance of being regularly tested.“Both of my parents were carriers of the sickle cell trait and so when they came together, I received the disorder,” Ojiambo said.“It is so important to know your status and to get tested regularly,” Ojiambo continued.“Take part in clinical trials and work to make sure you have access to primary care physicians and a good hematologist.”last_img read more

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