first_imgWhile the Police are yet to make substantial headway in their investigation into the alleged sexual misconduct of Bishops’ High School teacher Coen Jackson, the Old Students’ Association is expressing concerns over the lack of compassion of the current student body.Embattled teacher: Coen JacksonThe Bishops’ High School Old Students’ Association (BHSOSA) held an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday to address the issue and its impact on the current student body.At the meeting, three male students addressed the gathering and during their address, they were mainly concerned about law, logic and due process, but wanted little or nothing to do with the emotional aspect of addressing the issue. This caused some of the past students to register their concern over the lack of compassion for the survivors that may be in the midst of the current student body.The BHSOSA also noted that the teachers in the school were in crisis and there was a lack of leadership to help manage the grieving process. The body is also working on a counselling/education plan for the students and teachers of the institution.Additionally, the students at the BHS are reporting that they are being harassed on the road resulting in at least one physical encounter.The BHSOSA, at the meeting, also chastised the School Board for not making a statement to condemn the violence and to identify a way forward to ensure such an issue did not reoccur.Jackson is being accused of abusing his position of trust as a teacher when he began grooming female students for sexual activities after they would have attained the age of 16 – the legal age of consent. Jackson has vehemently denied the accusations, but did admit to having sexual relations with two former students who are both in their early 20s.One of the victims related that Head Teacher Winifred Ellis was aware of her teacher’s predatory behavior, but did nothing to address it. Sources close to the institution related that the Head Teacher was expected to proceed on leave this week. There were protests calling for Ellis to be removed from the school after she berated female students for not defending Jackson after the allegations were first aired.last_img read more

first_imgMore than two weeks ago, the office of the Mayor of Georgetown was broken into and several files containing important documents are now missing.City HallThe break-in was confirmed by a senior Police rank who told Guyana Times that an investigation was launched.He noted that from all indications no other items were removed from the office. The Mayor as reported in a section of the media confirmed that documents relating to the Local Government Commission were stolen as well as other documents. He noted that he has all confidence in the Police to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.He stated that the perpetrators gained entry to his office via a window from his washroom. He told the media outfit that as a result of the break-in, he instructed that the windows be barred, since there were no cameras.Since the Mayor took office some time ago, he has had to cross many hurdles, and on more than one occasion, he has been at loggerheads with senior staff at the Council.Only recently, the Mayor approved a $4.4 million surplus budget to be used in key areas in the city. Also, only last week, the Mayor was in the spotlight when he asked his personal assistant to accompany him to Trinidad and Tobago.He later told the media that his assistant would have paid for her ticket and other expenses.last_img read more

first_imgMany astronomy articles have a bad habit of assuming star formation without demonstrating or explaining it.In Hollywood, A Star Is Born by intelligent design. Out in the near vacuum of space, however, it’s complicated. The laws of physics don’t cooperate. Gravity may begin condensing gas and dust toward a hopeful career in the lights, but then those darn laws of heat and pressure take over, pushing the gas back out. Something has to give the gas an extra push to make it over the pressure barrier. Maybe a supernova explosion could do it. That appeal, however, is likely to get philosophers of science smirking. They will ask, “If that is your answer, where did the first stars come from, before there were no supernovas?” [For purists, that’s supernovae.] “You can’t require stars to make stars.”Let’s review; here are previous CEH stories on the subject of star formation.In 2005, star formation was described as a “very rich problem” in astronomy (11/18/05).In 2007, one “elegant” theory of quiet star formation was judged “wrong” (6/30/07).In 2011, we learned there is “still much that astronomers don’t understand” about star formation, including what triggers it (2/22/11).In 2014, star formation theory was caught in a fast-and-furious scandal (9/30/14).In 2015, we caught astronomers lying about star formation (6/20/15).Many astronomers and science reporters like to waltz around these issues, simply assuming that stars form somehow. There are lots of stars, after all. Obviously they formed, right? It seems justifiable to talk about “star formation” without having to explain it. Here are some recent examples of how astronomers leap over the difficulties, speaking of star formation without explaining how stars can form by natural processes.First TryOne might think‘s article “Forming stars in the early universe” would talk about forming stars. Let’s search on “form” in the article.The first stars appeared about one hundred million years after the big bang, and ever since then stars and star formation processes have lit up the cosmos.When the universe was about three billion years old, star formation activity peaked at rates about ten times above current levels. Why this happened, and whether the physical processes back then were different from those today or just more active (and why), are among the most pressing questions in astronomy.Since stars are made from gas, the gas content of galaxies is a measure of their star formation potential and (at least in the local universe) the fraction of matter in form of gas, the “gas fraction”, is a measure of the star formation capability.Gas in galaxies is depleted as new stars are formed and as some of it is blown out of the system by supernovae or by winds; gas can also be added by infall from the intergalactic medium.You see a pattern developing; star formation is spoken of as a matter-of-fact process – but without the process. It doesn’t do any good to speak of “star formation activity” or “star formation potential” when you can’t explain the origin of a single star.Try AgainMaybe that’s a bad example. Instead of a layman’s science site, let’s look at Nature, the world’s premiere science journal. Here’s a short news item titled, “Star Formation: Star-rich early galaxy clusters.” Look carefully for an explanation of how stars form.When a galaxy becomes part of a cluster — a group of galaxies bound together by gravity — its crowded surroundings often cause it to stop producing stars, an effect called environmental quenching. Using the Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the Very Large Telescope in Chile, a team led by Julie Nantais at the Andres Bello University in Santiago observed four galaxy clusters nearly 10 billion years old. They found that, in these early clusters, only about 30% more of the galaxies had stopped producing stars than had the surrounding galaxies, compared with a difference of about 50% in newer clusters.Knowing how quenching changes over the history of the Universe may help scientists to determine why the cluster environment causes the phenomenon.No help here. That was about stopping star formation. There’s no explanation of how it starts, or how it works. Again, the writer merely assumes star formation occurred somehow. Same in Science Daily‘s lengthier coverage of the survey. “The paper concludes that about 30 percent of the galaxies which would normally be forming stars have been quenched in the distant clusters, compared to the much higher value of about 50 percent found in nearby clusters.”Try, Try AgainLet’s try again. Science Daily presents another story titled, “New stars discovery shed new light on Galaxy’s formation.” Sounds like a good article to look for explanations, considering it comes from the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute. While primarily about galaxy formation, it includes star formation, because obviously you can’t have a galaxy without stars (ever heard of a “gas galaxy”?). We search on “form” again:An astronomer from LJMU’s Astrophysics Research Institute has discovered a new family of stars in the core of the Milky Way Galaxy which provides new insights into the early stages of the Galaxy’s formation.The discovery has shed new light on the origins of globular clusters — which are concentrations of typically a million stars, formed at the beginning of the Milky Way’s history.This means that a substantial fraction of the old stars inhabiting the inner parts of the Galaxy today may have been initially formed in globular clusters that were later destroyed.Ricardo Schiavon, lead researcher on the project said: “This is a very exciting finding that helps us address fascinating questions such as what is the nature of the stars in the inner regions of the Milky Way, how globular clusters formed and what role they played in the formation of the early Milky Way — and by extension the formation of other galaxies.”This article turns out to be less than helpful. It talks primarily about the destruction of globular clusters that should have formed but are not seen.Try, Try, Try AgainLet’s give Science Daily one more pitch. In “Large number of dwarf galaxies discovered in the early universe: Astronomers have discovered a large number of dwarf galaxies in the early universe by using the gravitational lensing phenomenon” we look once more for a scientific explanation of star formation. We’re getting warmer! This article promises science that “could reveal important details about a productive period of star formation in the universe billions of years ago.” It teases with a discussion of “the most productive time for star formation in the universe.” Together we peer into the crystal ball of the early universe. We see faint, dwarf galaxies. They speak:Despite their faintness, these dwarf galaxies produce more than half of the ultraviolet light during this era. As ultraviolet radiation is produced by young hot stars, dwarf galaxies host a significant fraction of newly-formed stars at these cosmic times.Is that it? Stars are producing UV light all right, but where did stars come from? “Newly-formed stars” – how is that possible? Who formed them? What formed them?If you saw a lot of cakes in bakeries, but never saw one being made, you would assume some process of cake formation exists. You might be justified writing about “cake formation” in articles. But what if you wrote that cakes spontaneously appear by some unknown natural process? That’s the point where you open yourself up to criticism, especially if you are a scientist.Stars obviously exist, and there is some process of star formation, whether natural or designed. Astronomers may some day put together a coherent, testable theory of natural star formation. But they need to prove it, not assume it.Let’s all sing the cosmology song from 12/05/2008:When you wish upon a star, nature makes you what you are,Anything your heart concocts is science true.If your heart is in your dream, no proposal’s too extremeWhen you hyper-speculate as scientists do.Fate is kind, she gives reality,The sweet fulfillment of our observing.Like a bolt out of the blue, observation creates you,When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true. (Visited 108 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Today marks the fifth anniversary of IP Ventures, Microsoft’s program that opens up technologies developed internally at Microsoft to entrepreneurs and new businesses. The IP Ventures team within Microsoft identifies technology not being used by the company – or that could be used in a different way – and treats this IP as a form of currency that can be invested in other businesses. While the new companies that take advantage of these technologies still need to find financial backing, the Microsoft program helps provide ample technology support and business guidance throughout the process.Microsoft’s IP Ventures is the subject of a Harvard Business School profile. According to author of the study, Professor Josh Lerner, “We think it’s an interesting model and believe that students, as well corporations that invest heavily in research, could benefit from looking into what Microsoft has done.” As Microsoft cannot work all the IP it creates into its product portfolio, IP Ventures allows Microsoft to transfer those technologies into the hands of other entrepreneurs. According to program director Sharieff Mansour, “When you’re dealing with new technologies and there aren’t established players, it lends itself to starting new ventures and creating tangible job opportunities around the IP. IP Ventures works with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to get those technologies to market quickly. The program also serves as a vehicle for the venture capitalist community to work with us in a meaningful way.”Over the last five years, IP Ventures has helped support the launch of several new companies including the mobile media company Zumobi, the children’s learning game company Sabi, and Inrix, a Seattle-based traffic reporting company.Pat Brazel, whose company Zignals participated in the program says, “From a technical point of view, frankly it’s inconceivable that any small company could build the stuff that we got from IP Ventures. We’re standing on the shoulders of giants in terms of the technology we got from Microsoft.”While the companies that IP Ventures has supported are still in their infancy, the end goal of the program is to help develop sizable, stand-alone businesses based on the IP Microsoft provided and according to Mansour, a couple of companies in the IP Ventures portfolio are “nearly at that point.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts audrey watterscenter_img Tags:#Analysis#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Clicking the link to enable the feature brought up a “Set up Sync” box where you must fill in your Google Account password. A second screen then appeared, offering you the option to encrypt your password data using either your Google Account password, or, for added security, a special “sync passphrase” – that is, a phrase or sentence that’s harder to guess. After updating from the Beta release to the Dev build on a second machine, we were then able to configure password synchronization from the settings on the additional device. To set it up, Chrome prompted for the passphrase we had just created. sarah perez Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Browsers#Google#news#web No Official Mention?Despite the feature’s appearance, there’s no official mention of password sync being added in the blog post on the Google Chrome Releases website. However, the bug fixes mentioned above do show there’s a lot of work going into polishing this new addition.It’s also interesting that the Google Chrome Dev channel is primarily focused on stability improvements right now, a trend which typically indicates that Chrome 9 (the current beta) is probably about to go stable while Chrome 10 (the current Dev build) is about to move into the beta spot. At this point, the beta testers would then have access to the password sync feature, too.But given that Google hasn’t made an official announcement about the launch of password syncing, it’s unclear whether or not the feature was supposed to debut just yet, Dev version or otherwise. Will it survive the next Dev build update? Or is this just another accidental sighting, like the one that popped up in October, but was not truly functional? Stay tuned.In the meantime, for those of you running the Dev build of Chrome, you can try out the new functionality now. Mac and Windows builds are supported. We have not tested on Linux. Good news for Google Chrome users – the long-anticipated password syncing functionality has just popped up in the Developer version of the Google Chrome Web browser, which means similar support for users of the beta and stable versions of Chrome is likely to be just around the corner.We were able to test the new syncing functionality this morning between multiple computers and encountered no errors or obstacles. Password syncing appears to be a go!Spotted Earlier this Year in Settings, but Was FlakyAlthough support for password syncing was spotted earlier this year in Chrome’s settings by the folks at Download Squad, the implementation was flaky and wasn’t working for all users, they reported. This latest update may hopefully deliver more stability to the feature. According to the release notes for the Dev Channel build of the Chrome browser, linked to yesterday by the official Chrome Releases blog, a number of issues relating to password synchronization have now been addressed.Message Appears on New Tab PageIn our case, we saw the badge indicating an update was available for Google Chrome. After performing the update and relaunching the browser, we noticed a note at the bottom of the New Tab page in Chrome indicating the feature. It read: “New! Google Chrome can now sync your passwords.” last_img read more

first_imgKasparov would appear to be motivated more by love of the game than anything else. Though the winner’s purse in St. Louis is a not-paltry $150,000, the grandmaster said he would donate any winnings to promote chess in Africa.Kasparov did in fact return to the game, though only in informal capacity, once before, in 2015. He played a friendly match against Nigel Short — 10 years after formally bowing out of professional competition.Kasparov did not appear to have lost a step: He crushed his British opponent, 8 to 1. CBB So there was considerable surprise when he agreed to play in the new Rapid and Blitz tournament in St. Louis, Missouri, which follows closely after the annual Sinquefield Cup competition, a major stop on the world tour, in the same city on the Mississippi River.Kasparov, who became the youngest world champion ever at age 22 in 1985, is now 54, more than a decade past the age when professional chess players typically retire.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIndeed, in a Facebook posting early Sunday, he made clear that the Rapid and Blitz tournament represents “not an end to my retirement from chess, only a five-day hiatus.”He added, “I have no plans to play after this event.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The younger generation, which Ramirez sees emerging almost by the day, “certainly looks up to him,” he said. “His contribution to chess theory and our understanding of the game resonate still today.”But what are Kasparov’s realistic chances after so many years away from the grueling competition of professional chess?“Garry Kasparov has always had a fighting spirit second to none, and he is extremely competitive,” Ramirez said. “But he is still going to be facing very stiff competition,” including “some of the best of the best of the world.”The man himself sought to “manage expectations,” quipping in his Facebook post Sunday that “at the age of 54 I would have as much hope of returning to my chess form of age 40 as to my hairline of age 20!”The high-pressure, speed-chess format of the St. Louis tournament, where players are forced to make their moves far more rapidly than during normal competitions, could be tough on the graying Kasparov, as he takes on much younger players who specialize in that approach.“I expect him to be fighting for the top spots, but I would be surprised if he wins it all,” said Ramirez, 29, who became a grandmaster at age 15.His ‘incredible aura’But in a tournament that will include four of the world’s top 10 players, Kasparov is not expected to be a pushover, said Sylvain Ravot of France, who has a master rating.“His sense of the game, his passion for winning, his experience and his reflexes should all help him do well, perhaps even land in the top three, even if it will be much harder for him,” Ravot said in an interview, while emphasizing Kasparov’s “incredible aura.”Accustomed to being a step ahead of the field, the Russian “chose the venue well — more or less within his reach — for his comeback,” Ravot said, adding that the mere fact of Kasparov’s return might be more important than his actual performance.“It’s a bit like Pete Sampras making a comeback” to tennis, he said. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia PLAY LIST 02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Read Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NLEX zooms to 5th win Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses From Monday to Saturday, the Russian will put aside the business that has kept him busy in retirement — his vocal and determined opposition to President Vladimir Putin — to play against some of chess’s big guns, like fellow Russian Sergey Karjakin.The world’s current No. 1 player, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, will not be there, however.Still, the return to competition of the Azerbaijan-born Kasparov — a man once dubbed the “Beast of Baku,” whose epic clashes with Anatoli Karpov are part of chess legend — has had an explosive impact in the chess world, particularly in St. Louis.‘To see this dude play’“Everyone is talking about it,” American chess grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez told AFP. “People are flying from India and China to see this dude play.”Kasparov’s long and “unparalleled” dominance of the chess world made him “a cultural icon,” said Ramirez, a US Open champion who coaches the chess team at Saint Louis University.ADVERTISEMENT This file photo taken on September 07, 2011, shows Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, playing simultaneous chess games in Porto Alegre, during his visit to Brazil. The former World Chess Champion and one of the leaders of Russian political opposition owned the game for 15 years, gaining superstar status among fans before retiring and throwing himself into politics. But he just can’t seem to stay away from the chessboard. The 54-year-old former world champion is coming out of retirement on August 14, 2017 to play in an official tournament in St. Louis, Missouri, against nine top-notch players. AFP FILELOUIS, United States — In a move electrifying the world of chess, former world champion Garry Kasparov is coming out of a 12-year retirement — if only briefly — to take on a new generation of players who have long worshipped him as the closest thing to a “chess god.”Kasparov utterly dominated the sport from 1985 to 2000. Since his withdrawal from a tournament in Linares, Spain in March 2005, the Russian’s absence has left many chess fanatics feeling orphaned.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LATEST STORIES Australian Open: ‘Almost dead’ Halep joins Thiem in last 16 Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry celebrates at the final buzzer as the Raptors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 86-83 during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry turned in his best game since returning from injury, turning it on in the fourth quarter to help his Toronto Raptors grind out another home win.Lowry scored nine of his 24 points in the final period, DeMar DeRozan added 21 and the Raptors beat San Antonio 86-83 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak against the Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT Toronto led 55-41 on DeRozan’s three-point play at 7:33 of the third but Aldridge did all the scoring in an 8-0 Spurs run that cut the gap to 63-60 heading to the fourth.TIP-INSSpurs: Aldridge has 19 double-doubles this season, one more than he had all of last season. … Kyle Anderson matched his career high with 11 rebounds.Raptors: G Fred VanVleet (right knee) missed his second straight game. … DeRozan had a team-leading six assists.HOME SWEET HOMEAfter playing nine of their past 11 games on the road, the Spurs will be at home for eight of their next nine, including six straight. “Going home doesn’t guarantee wins but it definitely gives us better mojo, better energy,” Aldridge said.UP NEXTSpurs: Host Indiana on Sunday. San Antonio has won three straight home meetings with the Pacers, but lost at Indiana earlier this season.Raptors: Visit Minnesota on Saturday. It’s Toronto’s final road game of the season against a Western Conference opponent. San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili missed his second straight game because of a sore right thigh. Ginobili returned to Texas after the Spurs won at Brooklyn on Wednesday.The Spurs shot 34 percent, making 31 of 91 attempts. Their season worst was a 33.7 percent showing in an Oct. 27 loss at Orlando.Toronto is 8-0 this season when holding opponents below 90 points.“It was a tough one, and we couldn’t score,” San Antonio guard Tony Parker said.Parker shot 1 for 9 against the Raptors while Aldridge finished 6 for 25 after missing nine of 11 attempts in the first half.“My shot just never felt good tonight,” Aldridge said.The Spurs trailed 70-69 after a 3-pointer by Bryn Forbes at 6:52 of the fourth, but DeRozan and Lowry connected on back-to-back possessions, giving Toronto a 74-69 lead with 5:11 remaining.After a jump shot by Mills, Toronto reeled off a 6-0 run including baskets by Lowry, Valanciunas and DeRozan to lead 80-71 with 2:40 left.Another 3-pointer by Forbes made it 86-83 with six seconds left. DeRozan was fouled but missed both free throws, giving San Antonio a chance to tie, but the Spurs couldn’t get a shot off in time.After making seven of 23 shots in the first quarter, the Raptors hit 11 of 20 attempts in the second, including a buzzer-beating jumper from DeRozan that gave Toronto a 44-37 lead at halftime. Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Lowry got the Raptors off to a quick start, making a 3-pointer on his first shot of the game.“Just being aggressive,” he said. “It’s that time of year when everyone is kind of hitting a little bit of a rut, a little bit of a lull. We’ve got to continue to get better and take the step on the journey to making us a better team.”LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Pau Gasol scored 15 points and Patty Mills had 13 as San Antonio lost for the fourth time in six road games. The Spurs are 11-15 away from home.It had been more than two years since Toronto last beat San Antonio. The Raptors won 97-94 at home on Dec. 9, 2015.“They’re a well-rounded group,” DeRozan said of the Spurs. “Everybody understands their roles and they play extremely hard.”ADVERTISEMENT Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors improved to 17-3 at home, the second-best home record in the NBA behind San Antonio’s mark of 19-2.Lowry made eight of 16 shots, going 4 of 9 from 3-point range, in his third game after missing three with a bruised tailbone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRaptors coach Dwane Casey said Lowry looked stronger than he had in his previous two outings.“I thought he had a lot of bounce,” Casey said. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgChelsea duo Kovacic, Ampadu substituted in Croatia-Wales stalemateby Freddie Taylor12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea duo Mateo Kovacic and Ethan Ampadu were both substituted in Wales and Croatia’s 1-1 stalemate on Sunday.Tottenham’s Ben Davies went through the back of Kovacic right on the stroke of half-time, with the midfielder not returning after the break.Three minutes into the second half Bruno Petkovic clattered into Ampadu from behind, with Ampadu quickly being replaced by Joe Merrell.Gareth Bale’s goal cancelled out Nikola Vlasic’s ninth minute opener, keeping Wales’ hopes of qualification for Euro2020 alive. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgOhio State players tackling an Army player carrying the football.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 16: Kell Walker #5 of the Army Golden Knights is tackled by Damon Arnette #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Sam Hubbard #6 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first quarter at Ohio Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard, who redshirted this past year despite receiving great praise from head coach Urban Meyer, finds himself in an interesting situation Wednesday night. Hubbard has agreed to take a high school girl named Sariah Yackee to prom if – and only if – she can amass 15,000 retweets on the below tweet. It seems that Hubbard’s teammate, Stephen Collier, was integral in facilitating the scenario. As-of 9:30 PM EST, the tweet, just a few hours old, has around 1,500 retweets.Alright so here’s the deal I need 15k to take this ohio state hunk @Sam_Hubbard_ to prom so retweet this— sariah yackee (@sariahyackee) February 5, 2015For those who aren’t well-versed with Twitter, 15,000 is a very high number of retweets for someone who doesn’t have a massive following. If she pulls this off, he better pay up.last_img read more

first_img The Government has, since January 1, 2019, embarked on phased implementation of the ban on plastic bags of a specified dimension and thickness, plastic drinking straws and expanded polystyrene foam products, used in the food and beverage industry.  He said monitoring will be spearheaded by the relevant regulatory entities, including the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), and Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ). Story Highlights The Government will be intensifying its plastic ban monitoring and enforcement activities in the coming weeks.This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on February 5.He said monitoring will be spearheaded by the relevant regulatory entities, including the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), and Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ).“I take this opportunity to reiterate my invitation to the public to submit any queries, suggestions or comments regarding the implementation of the ban on single use plastics to or call 876.285.8531,” Mr. Vaz further stated.The Government has, since January 1, 2019, embarked on phased implementation of the ban on plastic bags of a specified dimension and thickness, plastic drinking straws and expanded polystyrene foam products, used in the food and beverage industry.Mr. Vaz indicated that while the change to a cleaner Jamaica may be disruptive, it is a necessary part of protecting the land and marine environment.He further emphasized that while the ban will serve to mitigate some of Jamaica’s waste management challenges, “it is not a panacea”.“My colleague, the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), will continue to strengthen the country’s waste management infrastructure and regulatory framework,” Mr. Vaz added. “My colleague, the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), will continue to strengthen the country’s waste management infrastructure and regulatory framework,” Mr. Vaz added.last_img read more