England defeated Colombia 4-3 in a shootout to set up a quarter-final against Sweden in World Cup 2018.Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca failed to convert for Colombia as Eric Dier slotted home the winning penalty for EnglandIt was the first time Colombia had been involved in a World Cup shootout and they took first blood when Jordan Henderson missed his spot kick – but for once fortune smiled on England.It is the furthest England has progressed in any tournament since the David Beckham era, when a golden generation of players exited the 2002 and 2006 World Cups in the last eight.Colombia vs England: HIGHLIGHTSEarlier Harry Kane smashed in a 57th-minute penalty, his sixth goal of the tournament, and England looked to be through until Yerry Mina headed an equaliser in the third minute of stoppage time.Colombia’s hopes suffered a huge setback before kickoff when key playmaker James Rodriguez was ruled out with a calf injury and without him they took a defensive approach and never rarely threatened. England were always the more purposeful side but they lacked the key final ball and needed a gift to take the lead.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe South Americans had been getting away with blatant holding and wrestling at each of England’s many corners and the referee’s patience finally snapped when Carlos Sanchez hauled down tournament leading scorer Kane once too often.After four minutes of mayhem as the Colombians protested, Kane kept his cool and smashed in his third spot kick of Russia 2018.advertisementIn the stoppage time, England keeper Jordan Pickford made a superb save to touch wide a furious long shot by Uribe but from the following corner – Colombia’s first of the match – giant defender Mina rose highest to head in the equaliser and send the massed Colombian fans into a frenzy.Earlier, Emil Forsberg’s deflected goal gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland, sending them through to the World Cup quarter-finals.Both teams were wasteful in possession and guilty of the sort of poor finishing and unimaginative midfield play that had boos and whistles ringing around the St Petersburg stadium from as early as the 25th minute.Switzerland came into the match as the side with arguably the greater wealth of attacking talent, but their four shots on target over the 90 minutes told its own story.Sweden vs Switzerland: HIGHLIGHTSSweden had one attempt fewer on target, with the only difference being that one effort took a heavy deflection and wrong-footed Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer to send the Swedes into the next round.The Swedes were happy to pack midfield as they have done for the entire tournament and shepherd the Swiss down the wings, surrendering possession while looking to pinch a goal on the counter.Both teams had opportunity to open the scoring in the first-half but none of them could capitalise.Marcus Berg forced a fine save from Sommer in the 27th minute while Blerim Dzemaili wasted Switzerland’s best chance when he fired over from 12 metres.The second half started in a similarly stultifying manner, with the game looking like it was inching inevitably towards extra time and potentially a penalty shootout.But it all changed in the 66th minute as Forsberg’s shot which was directed straight at Sommer deflected off Manuel Akanji past his stranded keeper.Switzerland sparked into life after going behind, but Sweden defended stoutly, making 33 clearances and nine blocks in total, while completing fewer than half the number of passes that their opponents did.England break penalty shootout droughtIt was for the first time that England won a penalty shootout in a World Cup match. They had lost all three earlier penalty shootouts.With Pickford saving Bacca’s penalty, he became the first English goalkeeper to save a penalty in a penalty shoot-out at a major tournament since David Seaman at World Cup 1998 against Argentina. Seaman had denied Hernan Crespo that day in Saint-Ettiene. But, Argentina won the match 4-3 on penalties.READ FULL STORY Kane sets new goalscoring recordWith his 57th minute goal against Colombia, Kane became the first England player to score in his first three World Cup matches. He’s also the first Englishman to score in six consecutive international matches since Tommy Lawton in 1939.Mina matches Paul BreitnerThe goal against England was Mina’s third in this World Cup. He has now equalled the World Cup record for most goals by a defender in a single World Cup, which was set by Germany’s Paul Breitner in 1974.advertisementThe stoppage time goal was also the 99th goal scored after the 90th minute in World Cup history. On the other hand, it was the first time England conceded a goal in the stoppage time in a World Cup match.Pickford’s homework comes in handyPickford said he had done his homework to try not to follow a succession of England goalkeepers to walk off the loser after a shootout.”I did all my research. I’ve got power and agility. I don’t care if I’m not the biggest keeper because it’s about being there in the moment and making the save and I was,” Pickford said.”It’s all about the set position and I got a hand to it. We knew we had this game, even if it had to go to penalties, we knew we were capable of winning.”Dier says England never panicked Eric Dier said England just kept calm and didn’t panic as his successful penalty helped England beat Colombia.”To get knocked down like we did is difficult to come back from it,” Dier said after Yerry Mina had equalised for the Colombians in stoppage time to force the match into goalless extra time.”We knew what we had to do and we stayed calm,” he added after the 4-3 shootout win. “We never panicked. We were ready for that.”Forsberg terms his goal the biggest of his careerSweden’s goal scorer Forsberg was on the seventh heaven after leading his team into the quarter-finals.”It’s the biggest goal of my career, one of the biggest moments in my career too. To experience this, to fire Sweden into the quarter-finals together with this group, it feels fantastic,” said Forsberg.READ FULL STORYForsberg’s goal was scored on his 14th shot in this World Cup. No player in this edition has had more without scoring.Swedish coach praises his teamJanne Andersson said his team’s work ethics has helped them reach the quarter-finals.”This team personifies the approach we all share – we work for each other on and off the pitch, and I’m incredibly happy that it’s paying off,” Andersson told reporters. The Swedes have now seen off Netherlands from their qualifying group, Italy in a playoff, Germany at the group stage and Switzerland in the last 16, leading to questions about whether other nations have underestimated Andersson and his men.”I think you’d have to ask everyone else that question. We know we are a good team, that we’ve earned our successes – we know how we got this far,” the 55-year-old explained.”We’ve worked this way throughout, we’re continuing the same way, and what other teams and countries think about that is not terribly interesting.”Sweden win brings an end to a 24-year waitSweden have reached the quarter-finals of a World Cup for the first time since 1994, when the team reached the semi-finals.READ FULL STORYThis is also the first time since 1958 that the European nation won back-to-back matches in a World Cup. In their previous match they had defeated Mexico 3-0 in the Group F match.advertisementThe match against Switzerland was Sweden’s 50th at the World Cup finals. Only Mexico (57) have played more matches than them without ever winning the tournament.(With Reuters inputs)
Man City boss Guardiola: We must seduce fans about Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the fans need to be “seduced” after club polls showed supporters would prefer to win the Premier League than the Champions League.City open their ninth successive home campaign in the competition on Tuesday when they host Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb.”I know for fans the Premier League is most exciting. But this competition is nice too,” said City boss Guardiola.”We are going to try and seduce our fans and say: ‘We can do it.'”The best they have managed during Guardiola’s three campaigns is two quarter-finals, which ended in defeats by Liverpool and Tottenham.”We have done polls and people prefer, by far, to win the Premier League rather than the Champions League,” said Guardiola.”I don’t know why but that is the reality of our club and we have to accept it. I think it is because, in the past, they were not in this competition.”We were at home in the bars, drinking beer watching Liverpool and [Manchester] United. That’s the culture of the club.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Motorists throughout the province are advised to drive withcaution due to snow-packed roads resulting from the recentsnowstorm and cold temperatures. Many roads are snow packed with slippery areas and salt is noteffective in temperatures below -10 degrees Celsius. Extra careshould be taken in the evening, when moisture on the roads mayfreeze. Crews from the Department of Transportation and Public Works arecontinuing to salt, sand and widen roads. Motorists are asked toslow down and use caution at all times. -30- TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Traffic Advisory for Nova ScotiaRoads
YARMOUTH COUNTY: Gavelton Bridge Gavelton Bridge on Gavel/Cannan Road will be closed to all traffic for the completion of the new structure on Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 3. A signed detour is in place. -30- CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 204 Route 204 from 2.5 kilometres southeast of Nappan Road to Fenwick Road will be closed to traffic for installation of culverts from Wednesday, June 1 until Wednesday, June 15. A signed detour is in place.
Chris StewartAPTN National NewsThe new High Prairie Health Complex had its official opening Friday in High Prairie Alberta, Treaty 8 Territory.The $228 million facility will allow local residents to have their health issues done on site such as dialysis, CT scans, some surgeries, diagnostic imaging and addiction and mental health treatment.The hospital was over a decade in planning, and the land was donated by the Peavine Metis Settlement.
RABA- Human Rights Watch on Monday called on Morocco and Spain to end the abusive treatment of sub-Saharan immigrants, after nine migrants drowned trying to reach the Spanish territory of Ceuta.Morocco has struggled to cope with a rising tide of sub-Saharan Africans heading to its northern shores in their desperate quest to cross the Mediterranean, and its security forces have increasingly come under fire for beating, arbitrarily detaining and deporting illegal immigrants.Rabat launched an operation in January to regularise the situation of migrants and grant them residency permits, in the face of allegations that several of them had died at the hands of the police last year. But HRW said, in a 79-page report launched in Rabat, that despite some improvement since the new migration policy was announced in September, the security forces “commonly beat, otherwise abuse and sometimes steal” from sub-Saharan migrants.“Morocco should make clear to its security forces that migrants have rights,” said HRW refugee program director Bill Frelick, urging Rabat to introduce “firm procedures” to ensure those rights are respected.HRW also criticised the Spanish security forces for using “excessive force when they summarily expel migrants” from their north African territories of Ceuta and Melilla, Europe’s only land borders with Africa.“(Spain’s expulsion of illegal immigrants violates) international and European Union (EU) law, which prohibit countries from forcibly returning anyone to a place where they would face a real risk of being subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment,” the report said.“Spanish authorities should also ensure diligent investigations of allegations of excessive use of force by its own forces… against migrants.”On Thursday, nine sub-Saharans, including one women, drowned while trying to swim to Ceuta, after hundreds of migrants headed out to sea from the Moroccan town of Fnideq.Spanish media and rights groups cited migrants alleging that police fired into the sea where the Africans were swimming as Moroccan and Spanish security forces tried to repel them from Ceuta.But the Spanish authorities denied the allegation, saying that civil guards in Ceuta did use rubber bullets to ward off the migrants but fired into the air and did not target anyone directly.“We did not use anti-riot equipment when the immigrants were in the water,” said the head of the Spanish government’s delegation in Ceuta, Francisco Antonio Gonzalez.
16 June 2009A credible commission of inquiry is essential for ending the cycles of violence and impunity in Guinea-Bissau, which has witnessed a spate of political killings over the past several months, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in his latest report on the West African nation. A credible commission of inquiry is essential for ending the cycles of violence and impunity in Guinea-Bissau, which has witnessed a spate of political killings over the past several months, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in his latest report on the West African nation.The country, which has been rocked by a series of civil conflicts, coups d’état and uprisings in recent decades, suffered another setback in early March with the assassinations of President Joao Bernardo Vieira and Chief of Staff Tagme Na Waie.That was followed by last week’s killings of Baciro Dabo, a candidate in the 28 June presidential elections, and Helder Proenca, a Member of Parliament and former Minister of Defense.“Guinea-Bissau and its international partners need to work together to ensure that the ongoing inquiry does not suffer the same fate as others in the past, which had failed to bring perpetrators to justice, undermined faith in the legal system and encouraged impunity,” Mr. Ban wrote in the report, which covers recent developments, as well as the activities of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (UNOGBIS). “Justice is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy,” he noted, adding that the UN and the international community stand ready to assist the Government in providing resources and conditions to ensure “a sound and transparent national inquiry that serves the cause of justice.”He voiced concern about the arrests of critics of the military leadership and attacks against them, and that the parallel military investigation breaches the rights of those detained. “Truth and justice cannot be served through human rights violations,” he stated, appealing to the Government to work to ensure respect for the rule of law and for human rights.Mr. Ban said he was encouraged that the State institutions and political and civil society actors were able to find a consensual solution to the constitutional dilemma that confronted the country in the aftermath of the President’s assassination.“I hope that this heralds a new page in the political life of the country, one that favours national dialogue to resolve the critical challenges that face the country and that require solutions based on national consensus.”As the country prepares for the 28 June presidential elections, he urged the people of Guinea-Bissau to “meet their civic responsibilities.” He also called on the presidential candidates and their supporters to ensure that they show “a corresponding high degree of civic responsibility and respect for the rights of their fellow citizens to freedom of expression and association and to contribute to a peaceful environment before, during and after the elections.”In particular, he encouraged the candidates and their supporters to respect the decision of the electorate, to pursue any appeals through the appropriate legal channels, and to accept the final outcome of the elections. “The elections are a key requirement for the restoration of full democratic order and the creation of an environment conducive to the reforms necessary for the sustainable recovery of the economy and development,” he noted. The report also includes recommendations for an integrated peacebuilding office in Guinea-Bissau and its proposed mandate, structure and staffing requirements. The proposed office would succeed UNOGBIS in January 2010 and have an initial mandate for one year.Headed by a Special Representative, the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) would be tasked with, among others, strengthening the capacity of national institutions, supporting the establishment of efficient law enforcement and helping to mobilize international assistance.In the meantime, Mr. Ban recommends the Council extend the current mandate of UNOGBIS for a final period of six months, until 31 December, so the world body can provide critical support to the country in the post-electoral period and ensure a smooth transition to an integrated UN presence.
An investigation has been launched on private hospitals violating the fixed price imposed on blood tests, the Ministry of Health said today.Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne had informed private hospitals to charge only Rs. 250 for a full blood count test and Rs. 1000 for a blood test for dengue till the dengue crisis is brought under control. As a result an investigation has been launched by the Health Ministry to identify the private hospitals violating the order issued by the Health Ministry to take appropriate action. (Colombo Gazette) However the Health Ministry says some private hospitals have been found to be charging more than the stipulated amount.
CHICAGO — Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm each had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night and moved into first place in the Pacific Division.Derek Ryan also scored and Johnny Gaudreau had two assists for the Flames, who won their second straight game and for the third time in four contests..Jonathan Toews and Dylan Strome scored for struggling Chicago, which dropped its fourth straight and lost for the sixth time in seven games. The Blackhawks fell to 3-8-2 under coach Jeremy Collition, who replaced Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6.Calgary’s Mike Smith made 22 saves. Chicago’s Corey Crawford blocked 38 shots.Lindholm and Ryan scored power-play goals 1:26 apart in the second period to give Calgary a 3-1 lead after Chicago veteran Chris Kunitz received a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing Travis Hamonic in the face.The Blackhawks have led only once in their last seven games — at the end of a 5-4 overtime win at Florida on Nov. 24.In their previous six games, the Blackhawks had been outscored 17-4 in the first period and 31-19 overall. So, escaping the opening period tied 1-1, despite being outshot 18-6 by the Flames, was something of a moral victory for Chicago.An opponent scored first against the Blackhawks for the seventh straight time when Monahan knocked in a rebound midway through the opening period for his second goal in two games in third in four. He connected from the left side of the net after Crawford stopped Lindholm from the slot.Toews tied it at 1-all just over three minutes later.Following a faceoff in the Chicago zone, the puck and Toews got by Flames defencemen Noah Hanifin at the left point. Toews raced in alone, cut to the slot and beat Smith with a shot between the pads.The 39-year-old Kunitz, a healthy scratch in six of the last seven games, elbowed Hamonic in the face along the boards at 7:08 of the second. Hamonic dropped to the ice with a bloody nose and Kunitz was sent off.Lindholm scored 10 seconds later, connecting on a shot from the right circle after taking a cross-ice pass from Gaudreau.Crawford was out of position to the left of the net, but managed to reach across the goalmouth and glove Lindholm’s shot. A video review, however, showed Crawford’s glove was over the goal lineRyan made it 3-1 at 8:44, beating Crawford on the stick side from the top of the right circle.Strome’s power-play goal with 4:15 left in the second cut it to 3-2. It was the 21-year-old forward’s second goal in four games since Chicago acquired him from Arizona.Crawford passed the puck from the crease to Alex DeBrincat near the Calgary blue line. DeBrincat dished to Strome, who beat Smith from the slot with a backhander into the upper right corner.Smith made several close-in saves in the scoreless third to preserve Calgary’s lead. While sprawled on his stomach, Smith stopped Artem Anisimov’s point-blank attempt with his right pad with 5:14 left.NOTES: Lindholm has a goal and four assists in his last three games. . Chicago D Erik Gustafsson was a healthy scratch for the first time this season. Also sitting out for Chicago were C John Hayden and LW Andreas Martinsen. . Calgary D Juuso Valimaki (lower body) missed his third game and and F Michael Frolik (lower body) and D Michael Stone (on IR, blood clot in arm) each missed their fifth.UP NEXTFlames: At Columbus on Tuesday.Blackhawks: At Anaheim on Wednesday.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsMatt Carlson, The Associated Press
Ohio State sophomore defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) attempts to sack Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke in the first half of the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State’s vaunted defensive line adds its fourth piece of hardware in as many years. Sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa was named the Big Ten Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year, the conference announced Thursday. This comes one year after his teammate, redshirt senior defensive Tyquan Lewis, was named the winner of the honor.This is the fourth consecutive year a Buckeye has won the award, and third time it has gone to a Bosa. Nick’s brother, Joey Bosa, received the honor in both 2014 and 2015.Nick has 28 tackles this season, 16 solo and 12 assisted, for an average of 2.33 tackles per game. He also has 12.5 tackles for loss and six sacks on the year. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman has broken up two passes and forced a fumble.
Every aerospace engineer or physicist has thought at some time or another about how well a conductive film on an airplane would work to detect impacts, lightning strikes, and other damage to the surface of the aircraft. With Southwest Airline’s recent trouble with holes in its aircraft fuselages, the need for a system that can warn pilots or ground crews to damage on the airframe could be more than useful.That’s why NASA’s awarded a $1.9 million research contract to develop a protective, self-healing external “skin” for aircraft that will consist of an energy absorbing foam and a conductive sheath over it that will provide on-board instruments a constant feed of updates to the health of the aircraft. The film is named STAR-C2 (Soothing, Thermal, Absorbing, Reflective, Conductive, Cosmetic,) and Cessna hopes that the coating will be ready to start protecting NASA craft around 2030 or 2035, which is about when we should start expecting to hear about commercial applications of the technology.[via Wired]AdChoices广告
La traversée en solitaire inédite d’un électron sur une onde sonoreLes électrons, particules indiscernables les unes des autres, ont tendance à se déplacer en groupe dans les métaux. Pourtant, c’est bien la traversée solitaire d’un électron dans un tel matériau qu’ont réussi à observer et à maîtriser des physiciens de l’Institut Néel (CNRS) à Grenoble.C’est une première qui pourrait annoncer le début de la téléportation du spin d’un électron ou encore de la cryptographie quantique, confie un communiqué du CNRS. Des chercheurs ont réussi à mettre au point un dispositif expérimental à base de “boîtes quantiques”, entre lesquelles un unique électron a littéralement surfé sur une onde sonore. Des travaux qui viennent tout juste d’être publiés dans la revue Nature le 22 septembre 2011.Premier élément clé de ce dispositif : les boîtes quantiques que les physiciens grenoblois, en collaboration avec les universités de Tokyo et de Bochum, en Allemagne ont mises au point en guise de pièges microscopiques à électrons. Ceux-ci fonctionnent grâce à un fil électrique afférent qui permet d’y faire glisser les électrons un par un. Au cours de leur expérience, les chercheurs ont ainsi placé deux de ces boîtes aux extrémités d’un canal sculpté dans une fine couche d’or, elle-même superposée à un sandwich constitué d’un isolant, d’un matériau semi-conducteur (de l’arsénium de gallium) et d’un métal. La première boîte sert à libérer un électron dans le canal. La seconde, à récupérer la particule à l’autre bout, 3 microns, soit 0,003 millimètres plus loin.Mais entre ces deux boîtes, comment l’électron peut-il traverser ? Les physiciens devaient trouver un moyen de propulser l’électron d’une boîte quantique à l’autre. C’est là qu’est intervenue une autre pièce essentielle de cette expérience : un générateur d’ondes radio. Et le navigateur électronique ouvre la voie de l’optique quantiqueÀ lire aussiBoson de Higgs : les avancées du CERN enthousiasment les scientifiquesEn émettant des ondes radio, le générateur produit par effet piézoélectrique, capacité d’un matériau à se déformer en présence d’un champ électromagnétique, des ondes sonores dans le matériau semi-conducteur. Ces ondes se comportent alors comme des vagues qui poussent l’électron le long du canal, comme un “surf version électronique”, explique le communiqué du CNRS. Et c’est ce mode de propulsion qui a fait de l’électron un navigateur solitaire. Mais, au-delà de la performance expérimentale, le “surf électronique” est susceptible de fournir des pistes en physique fondamentale afin de généraliser les expériences d’optique quantique à d’autres particules que les photons, ces particules grains de lumière. Ainsi, ces résultats constituent la première étape importante vers la réalisation d’expériences comme la téléportation ou la cryptographie quantique avec des électrons au lieu de photons.Le 25 septembre 2011 à 11:25 • Maxime Lambert
April 29, 2017 at 1:24 am I think its obvious Bruan Strowman will face Lesner at this soon to be forgotten ppv but the less we see of Lesner the better for Bruan. Lesner is a special attraction. The IWC hate “part timers” more heat for Lesner and legit reason to cheer for Bruan Christopher Jimerson That pay per view name will not last long. April 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm The official Twitter account for the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas just announced that WWE will present a new Pay Per View called Great Balls of Fire on July 9.The announcement, which revealed this would be a RAW brand event on the WWE Network, will feature Brock Lesnar’s first title defense as WWE Universal Champion.You can check out the official announcement below.https://twitter.com/AACenter/status/857973196364029952 Coming this October: WWE presents Monster Mash… Brian Farmer Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Brian Farmer Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ This… CAN’T be a real Pay Per View…Also… screw Brock Lesnar as Champion. I guess we don’t need the damn champion on TV all the time. April, May, June,July…Ok if Brock is money, but there are no more PPV’s and he doesn’t turn up on Raw hardly, what is the point of him being champion? Where is the money making element here? There is no central focus for Raw except Strowman tipping cardboard ambulances and Ambrose DDT’;ing people in comedy spots. It was bad enough last time he was champ, but this makes Gilbergs light weight title reign look epic.Also great to see a JLL song named for a PPV on the network. I guess Impact has got all the rights to Phil Collins songs…. May 22, 2017 at 5:28 am April 28, 2017 at 5:32 pm its just stupid…get rid of Lesnar for good, put the title on an active wrestler TheCyberZon Rusty Shackleford So i’m guessing Vince let Brock name the PPV? LOL TheCyberZon April 28, 2017 at 2:39 pm April 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm Ummm…well there is Genisis named after the band and There is Against all odds and pretty sure there is another song they sung, Which TNA PPVs are named for Phil Collins songs? Pinterest 26 COMMENTS Shawn Rico Glen Värîs Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto April 29, 2017 at 1:44 pm this has got to be the dumbest ppv name ever. I don’t know what’s more insane. That Roid Assner gets to hang another title on his coat rack for another 3 months or that stupid name. This company has lost all its marbles. April 28, 2017 at 3:56 pm April 29, 2017 at 11:40 am NJ Louch DeeTrain April 29, 2017 at 7:25 am chiguy April 28, 2017 at 10:34 pm Right! April 29, 2017 at 2:12 am TheCyberZon April 30, 2017 at 1:28 am Vince April 28, 2017 at 10:49 pm come on people, wheres all the testicle jokes? JFJ Twitter April 30, 2017 at 1:23 am Gerald Bocook It’ll probably a heavy metal cover by some two-bit opening act of a band. WhatsApp I absolutely despise the fact that the “defending” champion doesn’t fight for 3 months. This isn’t the UFC. Goldberg was not championship material, but this is ridiculous. With very few exceptions, many wrestling fans & even many of the wrestlers themselves hate part-timers. Hmmm, thought I’d replied to this. Against all odds…there is another, but don’t forget Genesis, they named that one after his band, of course there was No way out, But WWE got that name Moonsaves April 29, 2017 at 3:15 am Glen Värîs SteelCity1981 If the theme isn’t Jerry Lee Lewis they’ve got the wrong name April 30, 2017 at 6:53 am Who the hell thought that was a good name for an event that the talent and announcers are going to be referring to thirty times a show?! That’s really terrible. If you needed an Independence Day tie-in that damn bad, just bring back the “Great American Bash”. FFS. I think Vince is now trolling his own guys now. Just imagine his main eventers trying to say with a straight face, “at Great Balls of Fire, I’m going to kick your ass and take that title”. And Cole and Graves trying to put over the fact you can watch Great Balls of Fire on the WWE network for $9.99. WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) In your pants No, we don’t. The United States title has become so much more important now than it used to be.The WWE title shouldn’t be defended every PPV, either. A title defense should be a special occasion, not something that happens once or twice a month. Brian Farmer Richard Jenkins So Lesnar doesn’t defend until July????!!!!! Glen Värîs Rusty Shackleford April 28, 2017 at 5:34 pm Dylan Facebook April 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm July 26, 2017 at 5:54 am TheCyberZon April 28, 2017 at 5:36 pm So what happened to that “Title has to be defended” rule they have used to strip people of the strap? April 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm April 29, 2017 at 8:23 am April 28, 2017 at 10:48 pm April 29, 2017 at 1:20 am Seriously. The hype segments on their TV programming are going to be interesting, to say the least.Cole: “Join us on July 9 to see Great Balls Of Fire on the WWE Network!” It Was 30 Days But I Think They Got Rid Of It Or In Their Minds The Rule Don’t Apply To Part Time Wrestlers If That Is The Case Then Brock Lesnar Dosn’t Need To Be Striped Of The Title April 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm Sam Edwards aces Comments are closed.
NEW YORK — Chobani is pulling some of its Greek yogurt from supermarket shelves after hearing of “swelling or bloating” in cups.Chobani says it has been working with retailers to remove containers with the code 16-012 and expiration dates Sept. 11 to Oct. 7. The company did not say how many of its cups or what varieties were affected. It was unclear if the cups at issue were produced in its New York factory or its production facility in Twin Falls, Idaho.It said it was not issuing a formal recall of the products.The New Berlin, N.Y.-based company also would not say what caused the problem, but said it believes it has addressed the issue.A representative for Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional supermarket operator, said Chobani issued a product withdrawal Friday. “It was not a food safety issue,” Kroger spokesman Keith Dailey said in an email.On Tuesday, Chobani was responding to people who were complaining about their yogurt cups on Twitter. One person described her cup as “unnervingly fizzy,” another said the cups were like “yogurt soup” and another said it tasted like “wine.”Yet another person said the strawberry yogurt they bought tasted “really old.”Chobani, which says it uses only high-quality, natural ingredients, has grown rapidly since it was founded in 2005.
Something for the weekend: The day after an organisation-wide party can be notorious for seeing productivity slumps and lacklustre motivation, with employees often struggling to get in the right frame of mind for work following an evening of socialising with their colleagues.However, US marketing agency Havas Chicago, part of global communications organisation Havas Group, has used this situation to its advantage as a fundraising incentive. If its employees hit a set fundraising target for a local charity, Havas Chicago will give them the day off after the organisation’s 2017 summer party on 27 July.Havas Chicago’s employees will need to raise $3,000 (£2,313) for youth charity SocialWorks, which was co-founded by Chance the Rapper, in order to receive the day off on 28 July, referred to as its summer ditch day.The organisation first trialled employee fundraising for a day off last year, and after achieving its fundraising goal, it decided to implement the initiative again this year.A GoFundMe online campaign page was created on 17 July 2017 to support the fundraising effort, with a total of $2,826 (£2,178) raised by 20 July. Employees have been sharing the campaign page on social media, such as Facebook, to encourage family and friends to donate too.Here at Employee Benefits, we think this is a great motivator to help raise money for good causes. We would certainly chip in if we could grab a day off to enjoy some of the UK’s intermittent summer weather…
A still from footage released by the ACLU of Alaska showing Andres Alexander Caceda-Mantilla during a 2017 incident, leading to what the group alleges was an unlawful arrest (Photo: ACLU of Alaska)A civil rights group is suing an Alaska police department over what it says was the unlawful arrest and detention of an immigrant last summer.Listen nowOn Thursday, the Alaska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint in state court on behalf of Palmer resident Andres Alexander Caceda-Mantilla. Court documents detail an incident at Klondike Mike’s Saloon last August, when Caceda-Mantilla was badly beaten by three individuals after rushing to the defense of a bartender.In an eight-minute video released by the ACLU that includes police body-camera footage, members of the Palmer Police Department show up in response to the brawl and handcuff the assailants. But not long after Caceda-Mantilla tells them he is from Peru and has only a passport as documentation, they detain him.The court filing says that Detective Kristi Muilenberg told a police dispatcher to call Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, and eventually handcuffed Caceda-Mantilla, placing him in the back of a police car as he continued bleeding from a head wound that eventually required eight stitches.“Even if you didn’t commit a crime, it’s something that the department of Homeland Security wants,” Muilenberg can be heard saying in the footage. “It’s a federal thing.”At the heart of the ACLU complaint is whether or not it was lawful for Caceda-Mantilla to be put under arrest and detained for four days by Palmer police when there was no evidence he’d committed a criminal offense.As it is laid out under Alaska’s legal code, state and local police are not in charge of enforcing immigration violations, according to ACLU communications director Casey Reynolds.“Police officers do not have legal authority to arrest any one just for being undocumented, being undocumented is not a crime, it’s a civil violation,” Reynolds said by phone Thursday. “Under Alaska law, in order for police to arrest anyone they have to have belief that a crime has occurred. So it was an unlawful arrest.”Caceda-Mantilla is married to a U.S. citizen, though had not started filing for a visa or green card at the time of the incident. He was eventually released by ICE.According to the ACLU, all three of the men who assaulted Caceda-Mantilla were released by officers at the scene.The suit seeks damages, saying Caceda-Mantilla experienced psychological harm, along with physical injuries that were made worse as a result of being handcuffed and detained.The lawsuit names the City of Palmer as a defendant along with the four individual members of the police department involved in the incident: Kristi Muilenberg, Jamie Hammons, Daniel Potter and Hilary Schwaderer.ACLU’s Reynolds said the move was meant to send a message to law enforcement across the state.“At the end of the day it’s the individual police officers who make the decision whether to take somebody into custody or not, so we’re holding the people who actually committed the unlawful arrest accountable,” Reynolds said.The city of Palmer has not yet responded to the complaint. Attorney Michael Gatti represents the city of Palmer and said Thursday he was still reviewing the court documents.
Twitter Inc gave a disappointing revenue forecast and reported slower user growth than expected, pushing shares of the microblogging company down about 13 percent.The forecast, which came even as Twitter beat third-quarter profit and revenue estimates, suggested that more time is needed for a turnaround as social media competition grows from the likes of Facebook Inc’s Instagram and Messenger apps.Twitter on Tuesday forecast fourth-quarter revenue of $695 million and $710 million, well below analysts’ average estimate of $739.7 million according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Executives on a conference call gave no reason for lowering the forecast. But analysts said it could be due to anaemic user growth and Instagram’s advertising share growth after opening up its platform to all advertisers in September.Twitter had 320 million average active monthly users in the third quarter, up from 316 million in the prior quarter, missing analysts’ expectations of 324 million.This is Twitter’s first earnings report since Jack Dorsey returned in early October as its permanent chief executive. As interim CEO in the prior quarter, he delivered a downbeat view of Twitter’s earnings and criticized its product lineup.”People that were making a huge bet on Dorsey shaking things up within five months of being there may be disappointed,” said PureFunds CEO Andrew Chanin, a Twitter shareholder. “With a company like Twitter, there’s a huge risk to making any big changes.”Executives said savings from staff cuts would be invested in top priority products that they did not identify.”We’re still hiring and investing in talent in ways that specifically serve our priorities,” Dorsey said on the conference call after the earnings report from the company he co-founded in 2006.”We’re also looking at some more bold rethinking and some more bold experiences that really speak to some patterns that we’ve seen on Twitter from Day One.”Since early October, Dorsey has launched Moments, which showcases Twitter’s best tweets and content; laid off more than 300 employees; given back a third of his stock, about 1 percent, to employees; and hired former Google Inc executive Omid Kordestani as executive chairman.Dorsey served briefly as Twitter’s CEO in 2008 before he was ousted.Video advertising helped push up advertising sales, Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain said. Twitter surpassed 100,000 active advertisers in the third quarter and began making money from logged out users, or those without accounts who visit the site, he noted.Twitter executives spent much of the call touting Moments, which they said has made the website easier to use. But they did not say whether that has helped drive user growth or engagement.Twitter will air its first TV commercial during the World Series on Tuesday night.In the second quarter, Twitter’s number of monthly average users grew at the slowest pace since it went public in 2013.Revenue rose 57.6 percent to $569.2 million in the quarter. (1.usa.gov/1H8cHMH)Net loss narrowed to $131.7 million, or 20 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30 from $175.5 million, or 29 cents per share, a year earlier.Excluding items, it earned 10 cents per share.Analysts had expected a profit of 5 cents per share on revenue of $559.4 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Twitter shares fell to $27.38 in extended trading after closing at $31.34 on the New York Stock Exchange.
Stay on target Scientists in Australia are breaking wind ground with an ingestible electronic capsule that monitors gas levels in the human gut.Developed by researchers at RMIT University, Monash University, and CSIRO Agriculture and Food, the pill measures hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and oxygen gases in real time—then sends the data to your smartphone.(Want to track your flatulence? There’s an app for that.)AdChoices广告A combination of nerves, hormones, bacteria, blood, and organs work hard to digest foods and liquids you consume every day. But, like licking your elbow, it’s nearly impossible for a person to catch a glimpse of their own gastrointestinal tract.Enter swallowables: the edible version of your fitness tracker or VR headset.The unnamed device, which tracks rectal turbulence as it passes from the stomach to the colon, has helped to uncover a potentially new immune system, according to a press announcement.“We found that the stomach releases oxidizing chemicals to break down and beat foreign compounds that are staying in the stomach for longer than usual,” RMIT professor and capsule co-inventor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh said in a statement.The future of routine healthcare visits, according to Benjamin Terry (via Nature Electronics)“This could represent a gastric protection system against foreign bodies,” he continued. “Such an immune mechanisms has never been reported before.”Additional observations suggest that an “extremely high-fiber diet” may lead to high concentrations of oxygen in the colon—contrary to popular belief.“This new information could help us better understand how debilitating diseases like colon cancer occur,” Kalantar-Zadeh said.Early trials provide hope for the one-in-five people globally who will suffer a gastrointestinal disorder, and could pave the way for fewer invasive procedures, like the dreaded colonoscopy.Analysts currently rely on fecal samples and surgery to evaluate the hidden gut germs. But, as study lead Kalantar-Zadeh pointed out, “this meant measuring them when they are not a true reflection of the gut microbiota at that time.”“Our capsule will offer a non-invasive method to measure microbiome activity,” he boasted.Following a successful pilot program, the team hopes to commercialize its technology; the newly established Atmo Biosciences firm will help bring the product to market.A study on the capsule and trials was published this week in the journal Nature Electronics, alongside commentary by University of Nebraska mechanical engineering professor Benjamin Terry. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. NASA’s Curiosity Detects Highest-Ever Volume of Methane on MarsUniversity Library Evacuates After ‘Gas Leak’ Turns Out to Be Stinky Fruit
KB4012218, KB4012219: Windows Update processor generation detection by Martin Brinkmann on March 22, 2017 in Windows – 28 commentsThe March 2017 preview updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 introduce Windows Update processor generation and hardware support detection.Microsoft published KB4012218 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and KB4012219 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 yesterday evening.These previews are only available through the Microsoft Update Catalog, and only include non-security updates.They are designed to give system administrators, and interested home users, time to test cumulative updates for the operating systems they are released for before they are pushed out through Windows Update on the next Patch Day.What’s particularly interesting about these two preview updates is that they introduce the detection of the device’s processor generation and hardware support.Both include the following entry:Enabled detection of processor generation and hardware support when PC tries to scan or download updates through Windows Update.As you may know, Microsoft announced some time ago that it would not support the latest generation of processors on older versions of Windows. To hammer this home even more, Microsoft revealed that it will block updates on older versions of Windows if the device was powered by a processor of the latest generation.Test showed that this was not the case at the time of revelation. It appears now though, that the updates KB4012218 and KB4012219 introduce that functionality on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (and the server versions).Tests need to be conducted to find out whether this is indeed the case when the release updates are made available though.For now though, it seems like a good idea to avoid these patches if your Windows device uses a cpu of the latest generation, or if you plan to equip it with one in the future.KB4012218List of changes: On Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 update history page.Direct downloads: on Microsoft Update Catalog.KB4012218: support article.Changelog:Enabled detection of processor generation and hardware support when PC tries to scan or download updates through Windows Update.Simplified listing of Approved Servers in the Point and Print group policies by allowing wildcards in the server name.Addressed issue that produces corrupt output when using fread() to read data from a pipe. The runtime will sometimes drop the newlines between lines.Addressed issue to update time zone information.Addressed issue with the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service process that crashes on the domain controller when making certain Lightweight Directory Access Protocol requests.KB4012219 List of changes: On Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2 update history page.Direct downloads: on Microsoft Update Catalog.KB4012219: support article.Changelog:Enabled a warning message in Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to alert administrators of a design change that may prevent the processing of a User Group after installing security update MS16-072.Addressed issue that prevents a smart card module from pairing with a contactless smart card reader.Addressed issue where a Scale-Out File Server that uses dual parity disks loses access to a disk if a disk fails while the parity log is being written.Addressed issue with the Spaceport driver that causes disks to detach after a hard restart.Addressed issue in multipath I/O when Driver Verifier is enabled.Addressed issue that causes workload disruption in Azure StorSimple appliances after installing KB3169982. Installation occurs using the KB3172614 rollup (released 2016.07).Addressed issue that causes crashes in a customer’s data path management software because of a regression in multipath I/O after installing KB3185279, KB3185331, or KB3192404.Addressed issue where installation of KB3121261 on a third-party, thinly provisioned Storage Area Network causes multipath I/O Event ID 48. This is in response to Small Computer System Interface status – 0X28 – SCSISTAT_QUEUE_FULL (SRB Status – 0X4 – SRB_STATUS_ERROR).Addressed issue to provide PowerShell cmdlets that enable and gather diagnostics for storage spaces.Addressed issue with multipath I/O failure that can lead to data corruption or application failures.Addressed issue that causes File Explorer to hang when performing a search on a network drive while connected using the Remote Desktop Protocol.Addressed issue that causes a crash when the user tries to connect to the server using WinShare and Remote Desktop Services. Stop error 0x50 at win32k!pDCIAdjClr+0x4f.Enabled detection of processor generation and hardware support when PC tries to scan or download updates through Windows Update.Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database.Simplified listing of Approved Servers in the Point and Print group policies by allowing wildcards in the server name.Addressed issue to update Windows Defender on Windows 8.1.Addressed issue that prevents clients from accessing a file server when using Server Message Block 1.0 and NT LAN Manager authentication after installing MS16-110/KB3187754.Addressed issue that produces corrupted output when you use the fread() function to read data from a pipe.Addressed issue to set and persist the Quality of Service settings on a per-host basis.Addressed issue that breaks high-availability and fail over of a clustered virtual machine (VM). This occurs when the default data store settings for the VMs are configured inconsistently across the nodes in the cluster. For example, some data store settings are in %ProgramData%, while others use shared storage.Addressed issue where, under high load, the background tasks threads are blocked. None of the clusters that use Virtual Hard Disk Sharing can access their disks. This results in unresponsive virtual machines.Addressed issue (error 0x800b) that causes System Center Virtual Machine Manager to fail after live migrating a virtual machine between two Hyper-V clusters.Addressed issue where false file conflicts occur when Windows Server Work Folders is reinstalled after installing Azure Hybrid File Services.Addressed issue where share contents go offline if remote clients connect over slow links when encryption is enabled and offline caching is disabled for a server share.Addressed issue to generate Remote Desktop Services self-signed certificates to use SHA-2 instead of SHA-1. After this update, any existing self-signed certs in RD Session Host should be updated with SHA-2 certs. However, existing self-signed certs (if any) in Connection Broker and Gateway should be regenerated using the Remote Desktop Management Services (RDMS) UI.Addressed issue to allow a user to set the password for a virtual account.Addressed issue where IIS Automatic Certificate Rebind feature breaks client certificate mapping with active directory by disabling DS Mapper upon renewal of the server certificate. As a result, no user will be able to access the site unless an administrator manually remakes the binding and enables the DS Mapper.Addressed issue where Active Directory returns incorrect active thread count numbers for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol requests. Incorrect thread counts prevent Office 365 from load balancing correctly.Addressed issue to update time zone information.Addressed issue with random crashes on Hyper-V servers when users access Virtual Hard Disk files on Cluster Shared Volumes.Addressed issue that causes file share witnesses stored on a Scale-Out File Server cluster 2012R2 to fail. Event ID for this Error is 1562 and you will get an Error 64 in the Cluster Log for the failed Healthcheck (from RFC 7205769).Addressed issue where, after installing security update MS16-123, administrators cannot access some network drives that are mapped using the Distributed File System Namespace. This lack of accessibility occurs even though User Account Control and EnableLinkedConnections are enabled.Addressed issue where virtual Network File System (NFS) server shares intermittently fail to mount when another NFS share is assigned the same ID in a clustered environment.Addressed issue to add the LiveDump capture feature that will trigger a live kernel dump if requests are stuck for an extended period.Addressed issue where Failover Cluster Manager crashes when connecting to a cluster with a long name (15+ characters). This occurs after .NET 4.6.1 is installed.Addressed issue that crashes Exchange servers whenever a customer installs an Exchange cumulative or security update. Error code: STOP 0x3BAddressed issue that prevents the capture of network traffic when Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics starts and stops the session that monitors traffic in promiscuous mode.Addressed issue where users cannot connect to wireless, proxy, and VPN authentication. The Online Certificate Status Protocol responder service intermittently returns an IIS 500 error when processing client requests. This causes the clients to fail revocation checking and fail authentication to the required service.Addressed issue to provide a maintenance mode for Active Directory domain controllers.Addressed issue where Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) fails to authenticate external users because the ADFS proxy servers time out. SummaryArticle NameKB4012218, KB4012219: Windows Update processor generation detectionDescriptionThe March 2017 preview updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 introduce Windows Update processor generation and hardware support detection.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J The Philippine flag carrier Cebu Pacific has released plans to update its fleet and launch services outside of Asia, including Australia, the Middle East, part of Europe and the US. Aiming for the third quarter of 2013, the carrier said in an online statement that it will lease up to eight Airbus A330-300 aircraft, an aircraft fit to carry out the carrier’s long term plans, according to Cebu Pacific chief executive Lance Gokongwei.“We are exploring serving cities where large Filipino communities reside — Europe, Middle East, Oceania and the USA. Data indicates that more than half of Filipinos deployed in these regions take multiple stops and connecting flights because no home carrier can fly them there non-stop,” he explained.Since commencing flights in 1996, Cebu has focused on building its short-haul flights for Filipinos. Mr Gokongwei said it is an “exciting time” for the company to consider growth and offering low fares to a number of destinations could drive “significant increase on demand for air travel to regions outside of Asia”. “As CEB develops long-haul routes and opens new destinations for a Philippine flag carrier, we will be creating an important enabler for increased trade, tourism and foreign investment,” he added.Cebu Pacific currently operates flights to up to 34 destination including Manila, Cebu, Clark as well as Ho Chi Minh, Siem and Singapore.