Mercedes-Maybach Ultra Luxury concept lives up to the name

first_img RELATED TAGSMaybachMercedes-BenzBeijingLuxury CarsBeijing Auto ShowLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Should you buy it? With the likes of the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, Range Rover Autobiography LWB and upcoming Roll-Royce Cullinan making serious inroads on the sales of uber-luxury sedans, the addition of a Maybach crossover would seem to make eminent sense. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” When will Canada get it? No word on if the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury will ever make it to production, but rumours suggest Mercedes will introduce a Maybach SUV based on the reworked GLS, due out in 2020. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept center_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS What is it? Given the popularity of the S-Class-based Maybach, Mercedes-Benz sees the potential for a luxurious crossover. The Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept looks like an S-Class that’s been on a serious steroid program and jacked up so it can sit atop P285/40R24 tires. It also gets pushed way upmarket with an elaborate exterior and a significantly more luxurious interior. It is opulent up front and overblown in the back. The rear riders get the works, up to an including a fine china tea set.Why does it matter? Officially known as the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, it’s an electric ride with four compact electric motors offering a fully variable all-wheel drive extension. The powertrain is rated at 750 horsepower and it gets it juice from an 80 kWh battery that lies flat beneath the floor. The range is said to be 500 kilometers and it has a top speed of 250 km/h. advertisement ‹ Previous Next › Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptGraeme Fletcher, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptGraeme Fletcher, Drivinglast_img read more

Russian activists to sue MTS over Telegram hack

first_img Telegram joins App Store resistance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 MAY 2016 Apple tipped for Russian app first Related Author Saleha Riaz Russian activists from a group called the Anti-Corruption Foundation want to sue MTS because they believe the operator helped hack into their accounts on messaging app Telegram, the Financial Times reported.They published documents they claim show that Russia’s largest operator helped unidentified intruders gain access to their Telegram accounts.Russian law gives the FSB the right to access any user data, but with the approval of a judge.Pavel Durov, the founder and chief executive of Telegram, suspects Russia’s secret service was behind the hacks.“This is technically possible everywhere, but democratic countries typically try to avoid intercepting SMS without a court order, because such measures are highly visible and can lead to public uproar,” he said.The leader of the anti-corruption group, Alexei Navalny, is looking into a US class-action lawsuit after activists Oleg Kozlovsky and Georgy Alburov received notifications that their Telegram accounts had been accessed from other devices last month. MTS is listed on the NYSE.Their phone records show that MTS turned off their text messaging services in the early hours of 29 April after which someone using Tor, an anonymous web browser, gained access to their accounts by requesting confirmation codes to an unknown number. Their text services were restored later that morning after the hack.They admit they did not make use of Telegram’s two-factor authentication or secret chat feature but blame MTS for helping the hacker.“You can’t blame someone for having their car stolen if they leave it outside rather than in a garage,” Kozlovsky said.The hack has raised concerns over how secure Telegram is, which is popular because of its privacy settings.MTS denies the charges and said it will conduct an audit to check if the incident was due to a virus attack.Earlier this week, WhatsApp was temporarily blocked in Brazil because a judge said the messaging app firm was not handing over information in a criminal investigation.In the US, the FBI and Apple are involved in an ongoing tussle over unlocking iPhone encryption data. Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more center_img Previous ArticleApple steps up on enterprise with SAP partnershipNext ArticleKorea auction attracts limited interest, 700MHz goes unsold Tags Telegram dials in to video chat demand HomeAppsNews Russian activists to sue MTS over Telegram hack Apps MTSRussiaTelegramlast_img read more

Vitreoretinal Surgeon – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (71765)

first_imgCandidate must be MD and BC/BE in General Ophthalmology; Fellowshiptraining in Vitreoretinal Surgery.The search committee will begin to review applications as soon asan applicant pool is identified. Please include Cover Letter andCurriculum Vitae.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay Systems at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Provide medical and surgical vitreoretinal care topatientsProvide comprehensive care and cataract surgery for thepatientsCreate, enhance and maintain a prompt, patient friendly, costeffective clinical serviceBe responsible for excellent communication with primary carephysiciansProvide after hours and emergency on-call coveragePerform research responsibilities as assignedParticipate in division meetings, administrative functions andinstitutional committees as requested The Department consists of a small but growing group of talentedophthalmologists and optometrists, who offer a wide array of eyecare services to the Jacksonville community. Our specialtiesinclude cornea and external disease, glaucoma, anterior segmentsurgery, diseases of the retina, uveitis, ocular tumors,oculoplastic and orbital surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, contactlenses, low vision and electrophysiology. We are a multi-specialtysingle location academic practice with a robust clinical volume.The Department has its own ophthalmology-specific surgery centeradjacent to its clinical offices.The practice is open to the interests of potential candidates, andflexibility exists for those seeking specific experiences or careerpaths. Given the range of possibilities, both experienced andrecent fellowship graduates are welcome to apply. Hiring andappointment will be through the University of Florida, withexcellent benefits including health care, retirement, and paidvacation/sick leave. The compensation structure is competitive andcommensurate with all levels of experience.The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three colleges at the Health Science CenterJacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health inJacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — andmore than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughoutNortheast Florida and Southeast Georgia.The college’s 16 clinical science departments house more than 440faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as wellas medical students from UF and around the country. We offer anincredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to trainmany of best primary care providers and specialists throughout theregion, the state and the country.The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical educationprograms and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents andfellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College ofMedicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinicalrotations as well.In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations inall the major disciplines are provided for students from the UFCollege of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical studentsenrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at theJacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urbansetting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UFstudents, elective rotations in the final year of clinical trainingare available to students from accredited schools in the US andCanada.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields.The college’s faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinicalresearch. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings atlocations across the country and publish their projects inwell-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 millionin external research funding, approximately 50% of which wasfederally sponsored projects.The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translationalresearch facility. To support faculty and resident research, thecollege has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchersanalytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center forResearch Training, helping develop the next generation of highlycollaborative clinical researchers.Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the AtlanticOcean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy anaverage of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolestsummers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is amajor port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, severalnature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches.Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, whichplays a major role in our work and play.To learn more about our college, our leadership and our campus,please visit us at https://med.jax.ufl.edu/about/center_img The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of FloridaCollege of Medicine-Jacksonville seeks to add a full-time facultyVitreoretinal Surgeon to join our growing academic practice. Majorresponsibilities include providing excellence in patient care,teaching, and clinical research contributing to a diverse academiceye practice. Appointment will be at the tenure or non-tenureaccruing level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, based onqualifications. Candidate must be MD and BC/BE in GeneralOphthalmology; Fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery.Responsibilities include but not limited to:last_img read more

Nominations for everywoman Awards are open

first_imgNominations for the 10th FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards are open for entries.Six award categories include The Passenger Award – awarded to two people who go above and beyond to improve the customer experience, and The Industry Champion Award, which recognises a woman or man who is championing the progress of women working in transport.Says David Wells, CEO of the FTA: “These awards uncover female role models whose stories can inspire the drivers and transport managers of the future.“Please think about the inspirational women going above and beyond, and put them forward for an award.”To nominate go to www.everywoman.com/tlawardslast_img read more

IOP introduces spring fellows for 2008

first_imgHarvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Harvard Kennedy School has announced its visiting fellows for spring 2008. The three fellows are Elizabeth Edwards, author and political advocate; Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former president of the Republic of Latvia; and Andrew White, president and CEO of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East.Edwards’ fellowship began April 8 (it ends today, April 10). As part of the fellowship, she delivered a public address at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on April 9. Vike-Freiberga’s fellowship will begin the week of April 14 and continue through the end of May, while White’s fellowship will occur the week of April 21.Visiting fellows maximize their time at the institute by interacting with students, faculty, and Harvard research center staff. They traditionally meet with student groups; lead discussion groups on topical issues and share their experiences in public and political service; and participate in public policy classes with students and Kennedy School faculty.“This spring’s group of IOP Visiting Fellows is extraordinary for the breadth of public service embodied,” said IOP Director Jim Leach. “Elizabeth Edwards stands as one of the foremost women in American politics; Vaira Vike-Freiberga as one of ‘new’ Europe’s most distinguished former heads of state; and Canon Andrew White has served as the representative of the Church of England on issues related to Israeli-Palestinian disputes, and as a mediator in Baghdad on religious reconciliation approaches.”An author, political advocate, and wife of former U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards has served as an accomplished attorney and as a tireless supporter of children and families, strengthening communities, and supporting many other important causes.As president of the Republic of Latvia from 1999 to 2007, Vike-Freiberga was the first woman to hold the post and played a leading role in achieving Latvia’s membership in NATO and the European Union.White is the president and CEO of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, vicar of St. Georges Church Baghdad, and Anglican/Episcopal chaplain of the International Zone Baghdad.Edwards, Vike-Freiberga, and White will join IOP spring resident fellows, who include Connie Morella, U.S. ambassador, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (2003-07) and U.S. representative (1987-2003; R-Md.); Bart Peterson, mayor, city of Indianapolis (1999-2007); Lois Romano, political reporter/national politics, The Washington Post; Sile de Valera, member, Irish National Parliament (1977-81; 1987-2007) and member, European Parliament (1979-84); David Yepsen, political columnist, The Des Moines Register; David Zwick, founder and president, Clean Water Action (1972-2007).The fellows program is central to the institute’s dual commitment to encourage student interest in public life and to increase interaction between the academic and political communities.last_img read more

Truax prepares for second professional bout in event dubbed ‘The Brawl in St. Paul’

first_imgTruax prepares for second professional bout in event dubbed ‘The Brawl in St. Paul’The University alum and Osseo native will square off against fellow Minnesotan Nick Whitling Friday at Roy Wilkins. Tyler RushmeyerJune 13, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintUniversity alum Caleb Truax wasted no time in turning his professional boxing debut into his first professional win in April at the Target Center.In dominative fashion, Truax (1-0) knocked his opponent to the mat three times before the referee called the bout in the second round.It was an impressive debut for the Osseo native, and Friday night he will look to follow it up in what promoters are billing The Brawl in St. Paul: A Father’s Day Special at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.His opponent will be Bemidji native Nick Whitling (0-4).Truax said he is better prepared both physically and mentally for Friday night’s match.“I’ve been training real hard here for the last five weeks or so,” he said. “I really took what I learned from my last fight and made some adjustments.”Truax’s training regimen has included sparring with Minneapolis native Jon Schmidt (2-0) and St. Paul native Matt “The Predator” Vanda (36-3), which he said has helped him pick up a variety of tricks and techniques.Ron Lyke, Truax’s manager and trainer, said the opportunity to work against older and more experienced fighters is valuable to Truax’s development.“He’s been holding his own against those guys,” he said. “He’s looking real good coming into this fight.”Tony Grygelko, CEO of Seconds Out Promotions, who is putting on Friday night’s matches, said Truax is one of the best athletes and hardest workers he has ever seen.“I think he can really make noise at the national level,” he said. “Everyone in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest thinks this kid can go a long way.” Truax’s opponent, Whitling, comes into the match with an unfavorable record due to his battles with some tough opponents.His last fight occurred on St. Patrick’s Day in Hinckley, where he dropped a tight decision to an undefeated Dave Peterson (8-0).Lyke said Whitling will make Truax work hard for any type of victory as he brings to the table a whole different type of fighter than Truax’s last opponent, Ray Walker.“He’s a real tough guy who’s lost to some real good fighters,” he said. “But he’ll be coming to fight Ö no ducking or hiding.”It was the ducking and hiding in Truax’s last match that frustrated him, along with Lyke.Truax said Friday night’s bout will hopefully give him a chance to display more of his skills.“I want to go out there and show some more combos, things I couldn’t show last time,” he said. “Hopefully I will get a few good rounds in.”Friday night’s match, a potential sellout that will feature some of Minnesota’s best fighters, will give Truax another opportunity to do battle in front of a hometown crowd.It’s something that he is looking forward to.“Last time the crowd response was amazing,” he said. “I’m looking to deliver the same performance to get the same response Friday.”last_img read more

Soldotna Man Arrested Following Two Early Morning Break-Ins

first_imgTroopers patrolling located a suspect in the area and after pursuing on foot for over an hour in the woods, identified the man as Mike Danny Sandback, age 36 of Soldotna. Investigation revealed it was Sandback who had burglarized the Dental clinic and True Blue. At 5:30am, another burglary was reported at the True Blue coffee stand on the Sterling Highway.  A box containing over $100 cash was stolen. Troopers responded to a triggered alarm around 3am and upon arrival discovered that the front door of Moose River Dental had been smashed and entry made into the business.  According to an online Trooper dispatch, property was damaged, but no items were stolen. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to two reported break-ins at Moose River Dental and the True Blue coffee stand off the Sterling Highway early Tuesday morning. He was arrested for two counts Burglary 2nd, as well as one count each of Criminal Mischief 3rd and 4th, Theft 3rd, and Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance 4th.  He was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial and held with no bail pending arraignment.last_img read more

WNBA teams ready for sprint to end of the regular season

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — With the WNBA All-Star break in the rearview mirror teams are ready for the sprint to the of the regular season. All 12 teams will play eight or nine games over the next few weeks setting the stage for what should be of the most exciting final few weeks of the regular season in league history. There are only four losses separating second place Atlanta and ninth-place Las Vegas.“It’s going to be a wild last few weeks,” said Washington’s Elena Delle Donne, whose team lost the All-Star game 119-112 on Saturday.The Mystics are currently in seventh place, but can easily move up the standings with a few consecutive wins. Just ask Atlanta, which has won a franchise record eight straight games to vault into second place in the standings.The only team that’s been eliminated from the playoff chase is Indiana.POWER POLL: A look at this week’s WNBA poll which Seattle sits atop :1. Seattle (19-7): Storm only need a few more wins to clinch a playoff berth and are in the best position to lock up one of the coveted top two seeds.2. Atlanta (16-9): Have definitely been the surprise of the league this season and the Dream play five of their final nine games at home.3. Minnesota (15-10): Put on quite a show hosting the All-Star game and have momentum heading down the stretch with three straight wins.4. Los Angeles (15-11): Sparks are getting healthy for the stretch run, Alana Beard has recovered from a groin injury and Nneka Ogwumike is back from an undisclosed illness.5. Phoenix (15-11): Could have most favorable schedule with seven of final nine games at home, then again the Mercury are a shocking 5-6 at Phoenix this season.6. Dallas (14-11): Wings faltered a bit before the break, dropping their final two games. They close the season with four of five on the road.7. Connecticut (14-12): Has six of final eight games at home and four games against teams currently in the playoffs.8. Washington (14-11): Is only 4-7 against teams from the old Western Conference and has seven of final nine against those squads.9. Las Vegas (12-13): Whether the Aces make the playoffs or not, they have a solid foundation in A’ja Wilson and Kayla McBride.10. Chicago (9-17): Sky wouldn’t mind seeing Las Vegas make the playoffs to improve WNBA draft lottery position.11. New York (7-18): Pretty much locked into the fourth spot in the draft lottery, Liberty are trying to play with more consistency down the stretch.12. Indiana (3-22): Have shown they can play with the best, their three wins have come against Atlanta, Los Angeles and Minnesota.___PLAYER OF THE WEEK:Sylvia Fowles had 27 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in the Minnesota Lynx win over New York. Other players receiving votes were Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry, Chicago’s Diamond DeShields and Seattle’s Breanna Stewart.___SHOOTING DISPLAY:Allie Quigley defended her 3-point shooting title at the All-Star game, beating Kayla McBride in overtime of the contest. Quigley hit an impressive 20 of the 25 shots in the extra round to finish with 29 out of a possible 34 points. That’s the most points scored ever in a WNBA or NBA shooting contest since the rules changed in 2014 putting in an all-money ball rack where each shot is worth two points.___IT’S IN THE SHOES:Puma became an official footwear partner with the WNBA last week, marking the company’s first deal with a pro sports league. Skylar Diggins-Smith became a brand ambassador for Puma last season and wore a pair of their shoes in the All-Star game.___WATCH ME:Fans tuned in to watch the new All-Star format that pitted Team Delle Donne against Team Parker. Ratings were up 20 percent.___GAME OF THE WEEKLas Vegas at Connecticut, Sunday. This game will go a long way in determining the Aces’ chances of making the playoffs. As the winner will have the tiebreaker between the teams.___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne (11) celebrates with teammate Monique Currie (25) after being fouled by Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. All 12 teams will play eight or nine games over the next few weeks setting up for one of the most exciting final few weeks of the regular season in league history with only four losses separating second place Atlanta from ninth-place Las Vegas. “It’s going to be a wild last few weeks,” said Elena Delle Donne. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)last_img read more

Blayre Holmes Davis named Steelers director of community relations

first_imgBLAYRE HOLMES DAVIS, a 2008 Ringgold High School graduate, is the new director of community relations for the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Brian Cook Sr.)by Christian Morrow, Courier Staff WriterOver the last decade, she has opened medical offices in Turtle Creek and by the Allegheny County Jail to serve vulnerable populations and provided leadership and educational training to hundreds of young girls throughout Allegheny County. Now Blayre Holmes Davis is putting her skills and vast reservoir of nonprofit contacts and relationships to work as the new director of community relations for the Pittsburgh Steelers.“You can’t be the director of community relations unless you’re in the community,” Davis told the New Pittsburgh Courier in an exclusive interview. “I wanted to make sure that coming from the nonprofit sector that we ask what are the needs, and what are those we can support. There are a lot of great organizations in Pittsburgh and we have to be aware of what they are doing.”Davis, 30, grew up in Donora and Monessen, where her father, Robert Holmes, retired from Peoples Gas, and mother, Darla, retired from California University of Pa., run Christian Life Ministries. Davis attended Ringgold High School and is a 2012 graduate of Cal U. She met her husband, state Rep. Austin Davis, D-McKeesport, nine years ago at an August Wilson Center event. They celebrated their second wedding anniversary, Sept. 2.In addition to taking the pulse of the community, Davis is also tasked with supporting and promoting community and charitable initiatives coming from the team, the individual players and the NFL, addressing issues ranging from food security and student literacy rates to helping veterans and children’s health.BLAYRE HOLMES DAVIS, a 2008 Ringgold High School graduate, is the new director of community relations for the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Courier photographer Brian Cook Sr.)She said the balance is about 50-50 with initiatives coming from the community versus those coming from the team and the league—like its social justice initiative which looks to increase opportunities and make improvements in the areas of education and economic advancement, community-police relations, and criminal justice reform.“It’s funny timing. When I came in, the league had just launched NFL100 to encourage volunteerism, a great new initiative and competition,” she said. “I don’t like reinventing the wheel, so I can say to organizations that the league is launching this new initiative. So it lets us think about new and creative ways to encourage civic engagement for the team and individuals as well. The team with the most volunteer hours gets a grant from the NFL.”Davis said this year, for the first time, the Steelers will release a community report at the end of the season.“It will showcase the work we’ve always done and look at where we want to go,” she said. And of course, we have a community calendar on our website. There’s Heroes at Heinz Field, where people can do activities with players, activities supporting vets, a mentoring partnership—a lot of great stuff. The Boys and Girls Club in McKeesport is doing renovations and we’ll have a player at the ribbon-cutting, and of course, the Rock Steelers Style Fashion Show.”Just yesterday, Sept. 10, a number of Steelers rookie players spent time at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, and “for the new moms and new babies, they (the players) gave them Steelers onesies and terrible towels,” Davis said.Davis plays a vital role in making these types of community events happen.Davis said the team—and her department—have a busy season already, but they are nimble enough to take advantage of opportunities that arise unexpectedly. Davis said after reading a recent study, she began working on partnerships and outreach related to improving African American student literacy.“We want to be outcome-focused,” she said. “How can we be supportive and help these kids because literacy is key to going on to a better life. So we’re looking at having players come in and (have reading sessions) with kids, give them books to read at home, partnering with educators. How can we get to where we say, in five years, that this is how we’ve helped solve this problem.”Davis said the Steelers are a great organization to work for, especially with the Rooney family’s long history of charitable work.“When I first heard of the job I was with Adagio Health and wasn’t even looking,” she said. “But some people recommended me, and I came in and we talked about the work they are doing, how to build capacity and the Rooney family history. So it felt like a good fit and I’ve received a very warm welcome. It just felt right.”Davis’ boss, Omar Khan, vice president of football operations and business administration, said almost the same thing about Davis.“We did a real thorough search, and her name kept coming up as someone we should talk to and she really impressed us,” Khan told the Courier. “Her drive, the care she has for these issues, it felt right. She’s awesome. She’s done a great job in only a few months.”Khan said whether players do their charity and community outreach through foundations they’ve set up or on their own, Davis is reaching out to them to see if and how the team can help. He said she is currently looking at helping Steelers player Maurkice Pouncey expand and improve his police-community relations events.“We’ve been doing some great things,” Khan said. “She’s brought in some new ideas and has taken an aggressive approach in looking at things for the organization to take part in, and in seeing how we can take the things we’ve always been involved in to the next level.” Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

Coentrao “immediately” returned to Real Madrid by Sporting

first_img IN SPORT.ES Among those that shared the post on social media were Rui Patrício, William Carvalho, Battaglia, Doumbia and Coentrao. Upd. at 15:46 Sporting Lisbon have ordered Fabio Coentrao to return to Real Madrid “immediately” as their president Bruno de Carvalho suspended another 18 players.  Coentrao será devuelto “de inmediato” al Madrid EFE The whole saga has been played out on social media and, according A Bola, Contreao has been “immediately released” and “given orders to go straight back to the Spanish capital.”  De Carvalho openly criticised the players, singling out defenders Jeremy Mathieu and Sebastian Coates for their mistakes which led to goals. center_img 07/04/2018 The fallout comes following the Portuguese side’s 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League on Thursday.  Later, the players all posted replies on social media complaining at the lack of support from the top of the club, which led to De Carvalho taking more extreme actions.  CEST De Carvalho responded on Facebook by saying: “All the players who wrote the message cited below are suspended with immediate effect and will face disciplinary procedures… These spoiled children think they’ll go far, but this time my patience has worn out for those who think they are above the club and any criticism.” Sporting are expected to field their B team when they face Alvalade this weekend.last_img read more