Four militants, soldier killed in Kulgam, Pulwama gunfights in Kashmir

first_imgFour militants were killed and one soldier lost his life in an ongoing exchange of fire in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Kulgam. Two CRPF jawans were injured in a grenade explosion near an encounter site.Preliminary reports suggest three militants were encircled by the Army’s 1RR, the CRPF and Special Operation Group in Kulgam’s Redwani during an operation launched on Monday night.”Three militants have been killed. However, the bodies are yet to be retrieved. The operation is on,” said a police official. In the Pulwama operation, a militant was killed in Reshipora area of Tral on Tuesday morning. Initial reports suggest that he could be a member of Zakir Musa led-group Ansar Ul Ghazwatul Hind.last_img read more

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ENCs expedition team to scale twin peaks in Uttarakhand

first_imgVisakhapatnam, Apr 30 (PTI) The Eastern Naval Command has embarked on a challenging task of summiting the twin peaks of 7756 m high Mount Kamet and Mount Abi Gamin in Uttarakhand.Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Harish Chandra Singh Bisht flagged off the expedition yesterday and presented a traditional ice axe with National Flag and Naval Ensign to the team.The team comprises seven officers and six sailors, including a team doctor and is being conducted by the ENC as part of Navys preparations for Mount Everest expedition planned next year.Having achieved a resounding success on Mt Kun (7077 m) last year in September, the Navy has now set eyes at the summit of Mt Kamet in Uttarakhand, towering at 7756 metres. It is the third highest peak in India and the highest mountain open to climbers in the country.Mt Abi Gamin (7355 m) is a neighbouring peak to Mt Kamet, both of which can be attempted through a common approach.Adopting the twin peak challenge is envisaged to provide maximum opportunity for naval personnel to indulge in this extreme adventure sport.The peaks are situated on the Indian side of the Indo-China border and offers breathtaking view of the entire Tibetan plateau to its north.The members for the expedition have been selected from a pool of mountaineers groomed by the ENC as part of Mission Everest.The team will be led by Lt Cdr S Karthikeyan, a seasoned climber, who has previously led three naval expeditions, including the formidable Mt Kun and is all set to lead the team to the pinnacle of Mt Kamet as well, according to a ENC release here. The team will travel to Joshimath and thereafter commence the trek from the road head named Niti.advertisementThe journey thereafter is extremely gruelling and will see the climbers undertake 25-30 days of arduous climb to establish seven camps in the higher altitudes of the mountain before the final Summit attempt planned in early June.Mt Kamet has not been climbed in the past five years, mainly due to its bone chilling temperatures and bellowing winds flowing across the exposed rocky terrain at such high altitudes. The peak is sure to test the mettle and determination of these climbers and groom them for future mountaineering challenges. As the next step in the preparatory activities for Mt Everest, the ENC intends to undertake an expedition to Mt Saser Kangri I (7672 M) and IV (7416 M) post monsoon season, the release added. PTI COR DK PMS SDMlast_img read more

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ESPN Releases 2nd Half Prediction For Clemson-Duke

first_imgTrevor Lawrence hands the ball off for Clemson.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 hands off to running back Adam Choice #26 of the Clemson Tigers during the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)No. 2 Clemson has been sluggish through one half of play at home tonight. The Tigers lead Duke 14-6 at halftime.Tavien Feaster scored on a short touchdown run, while Trevor Lawrence hit Justyn Ross for a score late in the second quarter. Fortunately, the Tigers’ defense has limited Duke to two field goals.A win tonight will move Clemson to 11-0 heading into next week’s rivalry game against South Carolina. The Tigers are already locked in to a matchup against Pitt in the ACC Championship Game.How will the second half play out? ESPN has released its prediction.ESPN win probability for Clemson-Duke.No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Michigan have all won so far today. Clemson is the last of the College Football Playoff top four still in action.You can catch the second half of Clemson-Duke on ESPN.last_img read more

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ESPN Releases 2nd Half Prediction For Florida-Michigan

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warmups before the college football game against the Florida Gators.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warmups before the college football game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The Michigan Wolverines and Florida Gators took the field on Saturday afternoon hoping to end the season with one more win. After one half of play, the Gators are on their way to avenging their season-opening loss to the Wolverines in 2017.Michigan took a 10-6 lead late in the second quarter, but Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks took control on the ground and scored a late touchdown to give the Gators a 13-10 lead.The Wolverines failed to convert on a long field goal attempt just before the half giving the Gators a 13-10 halftime lead.ESPN has updated its prediction through its Football Power Index model.ESPN’s Football Power Index is giving the Florida Gators a 54.9-percent chance of a victory in the second half, giving the Michigan Wolverines a 45.1-percent chance of pulling off the upset.The Gators and Wolverines are playing on ESPN.The second half kicks off in just a few minutes.last_img read more

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Makers Mark and Strip Steaks with Chef Preston Clark

first_img 9 Cocktails Recipes to Mix Up for National Rum Day Labor Day Weekend is imminent. And while that may mean the summer is rapidly coming to an end, it doesn’t mean you have to curl up in a ball and mourn the loss of warm weather, tan skin, day-drinking and fleeting romance. No, instead it’s time to fortify yourself with the last great grilling weekend of the year.As you may already know, we here at The Manual are big fans of cooking and barbecuing with bourbon. (But really, who isn’t?) However, we have another bourbon inspired recipe for you to use this Labor Day Weekend in order to cement one more great summer memory.Our latest recipe comes from Chef Preston Clark who heads the kitchen at New York City’s Resto, as well as its sister restaurant The Cannibal. Chef Clark certainly knows how to prepare meat, as his menu at The Cannibal features appetizers such as a Pig’s Head Terrine and entrees like Roasted Lamb Neck and Rib For Two. As you can tell, he isn’t messing around.For Labor Day Weekend, Chef Clark recommends preparing Pan Seared New York Strip Steaks. This recipe serves four and features a “pan sauce” that utilizes Makers Mark, which has become one of America’s trademark bourbons. The sauce contains all the ingredients and flavors you would expect from a late summer barbecue: apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Cayenne pepper, soy sauce and garlic. The strip steaks themselves are prepared with a simple kosher salt, pepper, garlic and thyme rub that will satisfy anyone—including that one friend who just won’t get out of the pool because he doesn’t want summer to end.With Chef Preston Clark’s culinary knowledge firmly in tow, you can officially send summer off in style with your Labor Day Weekend barbecue. We’ve included the recipe below. Now get thee to the butcher!Ingredients:4 N.Y. Strips (1 ½ inches thick)3 Tablespoons Kosher Salt1 Tablespoon Fresh Black Peppercorns coarsely crushed2 tablespoons Canola oil1/3 pound Butter4 Garlic Cloves3 sprigs Fresh ThymeFor the Pan Sauce:2 tablespoons Butter3tablespoons Chopped Onion2 Chopped Garlic cloves1 ½ cups Makers Mark 461 cup Worcestershire sauce2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper1 tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar1/3 cup Soy Sauce1 sprig Fresh Thyme1 sprig Fresh Rosemary2 teapoons Kosher saltMethod:1. Season both sides of the steaks with the salt and the coarse ground black peppercorns.2. In a cast iron pan, heat the canola oil on high heat until in just begins to smoke.3. Add the steaks to the hot pan, searing the steak well.  About 2 ½ -3 minutes on each side.4. Reduce the heat to medium low, add the butter, garlic and thyme and baste the steak with a spoon. Be sure to baste the steaks well on both sides, cooking to desired doneness.5. Remove the steaks from the pan to a resting platter.6. Remove the fat from the pan.7. To make the sauce, add the butter over medium heat to melt8. Add the chopped onions, garlic and cook slowly while constantly stirring.9. Add the Makers mark 46 and reduce until there is about ½ cup of whisky left.10. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the herbs and cook until the sauce is the proper consistency. The sauce should coat the back of a spoon11. Finish the sauce by adding the sprigs of Thyme and Rosemary.12. Spoon the Steak sauce over the steaks and enjoy. The Best Products to Combat Swamp Crotch and Sweaty Balls The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious Celebrate National Tequila Day with these Awesome Agave Cocktail Recipes What to Wear for Labor Day and the Unofficial End of Summer Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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Trailer Park Boys whisky branding at LCBO catches Wynne by surprise

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Rock Spirits, a division of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation, which distributes the rye made in Alberta, did not return a call seeking comment.Rock also handles actor Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka, which was initially banned from LCBO stores because of its clear glass skull-shaped bottle.Later in the day, Deputy Premier Deb Matthews said the Liberal government is concerned about the tone of the whisky’s website, which plays heavily on the Trailer Park Boys’ affection for drink and encourages patrons to join in. When you mix the Trailer Park Boys and whisky, what could go wrong?The Ontario government is taking a second look at plans to start selling the east coast comedy troupe’s rye — Liquormen’s Ol’ Dirty Canadian Whisky — at LCBO stores across the province on Thursday.While bottles have been sold in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and elsewhere for over a year, the whisky’s cheeky website has raised eyebrows here over its liberal use of the f-word and advice to start drinking before 10 a.m. with a “six-paper joint” of marijuana. Advertisementcenter_img Word of the online marketing campaign, which includes a drink called the Heavy Metal D—, caught Premier Kathleen Wynne by surprise Monday.“I didn’t know about this,” she told reporters when asked about the website at a news conference on hospital parking rates. “None of that sounds particularly savoury to me . . . and dangerous in a lot of ways.” Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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New Study on Ancient Egyptian DNA Reveals Clues to Ancestry

Rabat – A study published in Nature Communications presents new research on DNA obtained from ancient Egyptian mummies that shows strong genetic links to the Middle East rather than sub-Saharan Africa.The study, led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Science and Human History along with the University of Tubingen in Germany, breaks new ground as previous efforts to recover DNA from mummies had been largely unsuccessful due to contamination. Despite the challenges of recovering DNA that is often lost in the harsh climate of Egypt and the practice of embalming bodies that destroyed genetic material, researchers were able to find DNA that had been preserved in the bones and teeth of the mummies.The research is based on data from 90 mummies that were buried between 1380 BCE and 425 CE originating from Abusir el-Meleq which was as ancient Nile community in central Egypt. Analysis of the DNA obtained from these mummies shows that ancient Egyptians were genetically related to the ancient farmers that inhabited present-day Israel and Jordan. These findings refuted previous claims that ancient Egyptians were more closely related to inhabitants of sub-Sharan Africa and suggest that the increase in sub-Saharan ancestry took place after Roman control of the region. While previous archaeological discoveries and preserved documents suggested strong links between Egypt and the Middle East, this research reinforced these connections. This was a welcome confirmation for Omer Gokcumen, an evolutionary anthropologist from the State University of New York at Buffalo who told Nature News that “it is very nice that this study has now provided empirical evidence for this at the genetic level.”While the new findings offer a glimpse into the history of ancient Egypt, they also leave many questions unanswered. For the researchers, this first look into the genetic history of Egypt is only the beginning. read more

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Global aid for trade efforts vital for boosting development Ban says

19 July 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to donors to maintain their support for “Aid for Trade” efforts to help developing countries, especially the poorest, accelerate development and benefit from global economic growth. Aid for Trade is an initiative launched by the World Trade Organization (WTO) six years ago to help developing countries, particularly the least developed, develop the necessary trade-related skills and infrastructure to carry out and benefit from WTO agreements and to expand their trade.“Aid for Trade reflects the international community’s commitment to help developing countries participate actively in the world economy and to ensure that these countries can also gain from world growth,” Mr. Ban said in his remarks to WTO’s Third Global Review of Aid for Trade, held in Geneva.He said that Aid for Trade is a crucial building block of the global partnership for development, and applauded the international community’s efforts to mobilize resources under this category. Today Aid for Trade accounts for as much as one-third of official development assistance (ODA).“However, all is not well,” Mr. Ban pointed out. “As we all know, this is a time of economic uncertainty. Budgets are tight. But difficult fiscal conditions are no excuse for letting up our efforts; they underscore the need for collective action.”Noting that the annual rate of increase for Aid for Trade has slowed sharply, he urged the donor community not to fall short of the present level of Aid for Trade. “Going forward, it is also essential to ensure that the Aid for Trade does not displace existing development assistance,” he added. The Secretary-General also stressed the need to pay attention to the unique needs of the least developed countries (LDCs) and make sure they are not left behind. Also, he emphasized the need to fully utilize the potential for Aid for Trade to advance food and nutrition security. “In all our efforts, let us remember that meeting our development goals is ultimately about building self-sufficiency and helping people help themselves,” he stated. “Together, let us advance our shared goal of ensuring that the international system works best for those who need it most.” Mr. Ban also noted that in an age of integration and interconnection, initiatives such as Aid for Trade have to be looked at along with other interlinked issues such as climate change, food crisis, global health and gender empowerment, as well as other development objectives, including the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Next year’s UN conference on sustainable development, to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June, will provide an opportunity to do just that, said the Secretary-General, who has made sustainable development the world body’s top priority for this year.Sustainable development was also a topic of talks held today between Mr. Ban and Micheline Calmy-Rey, the President of Switzerland. They discussed the work of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability, of which the President is a member, and Mr. Ban was pleased to hear that the Panel’s work is progressing, his spokesperson said.The panel, set up last August, is tasked with finding ways to lift people out of poverty while tackling climate change and ensuring that economic development is environmentally friendly.They also discussed assistance to the new nation of South Sudan, Swiss support for peacebuilding initiatives in Africa and Haiti and the Swiss role in various mediation efforts.The two-day Global Review of Aid for Trade, which opened on Monday, is aimed at assessing what has been achieved since the initiative was launched in Hong Kong in 2005. The forum brings together senior officials from the WTO, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as well as dozens of international trade organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private corporations. read more

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CRTC tells wireless providers to support 911 text messages for hearing speech

Canadian wireless carriers must make changes to their networks and systems to support 911 emergency text messages from hearing and speech-impaired persons, the federal telecom regulator said Thursday.The service would only be provided to the hearing and speech-impaired who have pre-registered for it with their wireless carrier, which must make it available within 12 months, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said.The CRTC said access to emergency telecommunications services is critical to safety and the hearing and speech impaired don’t have full access to the 911 service.“The commission noted that access to emergency services by hearing or speech-impaired Canadians could be improved if they were able to communicate with 911 operators using text messaging,” the CRTC said in its decision.There will be no need for hearing or speech impaired persons to try to speak when making a 911 call.Once registered, they would be able to call 911 in the traditional way on their cellphones, but the call would be flagged as coming from a pre-registered person with a hearing or speech impairment.The 911 operator would respond by sending a text message to the caller, and the caller and 911 operator would continue to communicate back and forth via text messages, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said in its decision.The regulator also requests that carriers have a plan to inform these subscribers and the general public of the 911 text messaging service for the hearing or speech impaired, the CRTC said.The CRTC has been asking Canadians, especially emergency responders, for ideas on how to improve 911 service in light of changing technology.Texting for 911 service for the public at large is expected to be deployed sometime after the service is in place for the hearing and speech impaired.The trials for this 911 service were done last spring and summer in Vancouver, Toronto, Peel Region and Montreal with hearing and speech-impaired persons who volunteered to help out.Telus participated in the trials, which involved simulated emergencies.Spokesman Shawn Hall said there’s still a lot of technical work to do as the wireless industry and 911 operations centres work to implement the service community by community.“Text messages cannot simply go through to 911. The systems aren’t compatible. Here in Canada, we have a found an elegant and simple solution that should really work,” Hall said.“The text session is layered on top of the 911 voice call, so that texting happens in real time and location information is also transmitted,” he said.The CRTC noted that wireless carriers and MTS Inc. proposed taking more than a year to roll out the service. However, the CRTC ruled the work can be done within the time period if treated as a “high priority.”The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association also said it supports the CRTC’s decision.“Wireless service providers are always looking for ways to improve accessibility for Canadian consumers, and we look forward to continuing our partnerships with community, government and other stakeholders in deploying this revolutionary safety tool,” president and CEO Bernard Lord said in a statement.The Canadian Press read more

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Brock mourns the loss of a student

Brock University mourns the loss of Ms. Nicole Herygers, a completed first-year Bachelor of Arts – Speech and Language (Honours) student who passed away June 1, 2014. The Brock community extends its condolences to the Herygers family and friends.

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Ohio State offensive slobs trying to carry over culture left by former

Members of the OSU offense huddle together to discuss a play during a game against Penn State Oct. 25 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. OSU won 31-24 in double-overtime.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State offense did not perform up to par in Saturday’s 31-24 double-overtime win over Penn State, and the stat book shows it.After four straight weeks of posting 50 or more points, the Buckeyes scored just 17 points in regulation against the Nittany Lions, something sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott said is disappointing.“(We were) very below average. We could have played a lot better. We maybe took a step back from the couple weeks we had before,” he said Monday.Elliott ran for 109 yards on 26 carries and a score in the OSU win.Redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein echoed Elliott’s comments, adding the Buckeyes must improve.“We didn’t play like we should have. They were throwing a lot of stuff at us,” Elflein said. “It was hard to communicate, but definitely we didn’t play like we should have and we need to get better.”Elflein added that the performance against Penn State was unsatisfying.“We know we can run the ball. We know we can execute well on the offensive line,” Elflein said. “It’s just a matter of going out and doing it. It was kind of frustrating all game, knowing how well we can play and we weren’t doing it.”Heading into a matchup with Illinois on Saturday, OSU coach Urban Meyer said there is one area where the offense remains inconsistent.“Concern is the offensive line. We just faced a very good defensive line at Penn State and we didn’t play very well,” Meyer said. “It (the offensive line) has made great strides, but the standard was set the last two years with the offensive line play at Ohio State and we are not there.”The core of the offensive line the last two years included three players currently on NFL rosters — Jack Mewhort, Corey Linsley and Andrew Norwell — who all started last week for their respective teams.The combination of Mewhort, Linsley and Norwell started each game in the 2012 and 2013 with the exeception of the Michigan game (Mewhort did not start) seasons, driving the Buckeyes to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons.Elflein said despite the struggles against Penn State, the standard set by the departed core group still remains. That standard however, is not always as strict as some may think.“Our room is awesome. I love it. Especially last year. Those guys started the culture,” Elflein said Monday. “Norwell, Corey and Jack (are) just really goofy. We have our own terms and lingo.”One of those terms, while not necessarily flattering, is something Elflein said still remains.“We’re the slobs, everyone on the team calls us the slobs. Norwell is king slob. He is the one who made that up last year,” Elflein said. “It’s fun to play with that, because it can get stressful around here sometimes.“It’s an awesome culture, I love going there (the offensive line room) every day.”While Mewhort now plays with the Indianapolis Colts, Linsley with the Green Bay Packers and Norwell with the Carolina Panthers, Elflein said he remains in contact with the former Buckeyes.“I stay in touch with all those guys, that’s a big part of all of our lives in the O-line room was that culture that was set last year,” Elflein said.Elflein added that Linsley is planning on being in Columbus on Saturday for OSU’s game against Illinois, which is set to kickoff at 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium, as the Green Bay Packers are on a bye this week. read more

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Venture capitalists set up in Dublin to provide €172 million to Life

first_imgA VENTURE CAPITALIST fund is setting up in Ireland with the aim of pumping millions into the Life Sciences sector.Working with Enterprise Ireland, more than €170 million will made available through US company Lightstone Ventures, who will be using Dublin as a base for its European operations.The two-year-old company has already funded dozens of science projects, including the Irish-based deal FIRE1, launched in conjunction with medical device incubator company The Foundry late last year.Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said it would boost both the Irish venture capital industry and Life Sciences sector.He said: “I am confident that the establishment of this fund will directly improve the chances for innovative Irish companies to access the funding, mentoring and networks they need and provide a major boost for job-creation in Ireland.”Lightstone Ventures partner Jason Lettmann, who will be leading the company’s Dublin operation, said he saw it as essential to establish a presence in Europe.He added that Ireland’s “fair and balanced regulatory approach”, as well as the available talent pool, made it a suitable location.Read: Irish angel investors turn 700 per cent profit >last_img read more

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LaCie has a solution for USB 30 on Mac

first_imgIf you want USB 3.0 on your Mac then Apple isn’t going to help. In fact, Steve Jobs doesn’t see any need for it in the short term.Getting access to that 5Gb/s transfer speed is possible if you go through a 3rd party manufacturer, though and LaCie has come up with a complete solution.AdChoices广告There’s actually two things you need from LaCie to make USB 3.0 work. The first is either an Express Card or an ExpressCard/34 which gives you the USB 3.0 ports to plug into. The second is the just released LaCie USB 3.0 Driver for Mac OS.Until today such a combination wasn’t available as LaCie has only just released the required driver. But now it’s possible to take full advantage of USB 3.0 hard drives including the newly announced 6TB 2big external drive also from LaCie.In order to use LaCie’s solution you need to be running at least Mac OS X 10.5.Read more at the LaCie press releaselast_img read more

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Rashford reveals how Solskjaer has improved him as a striker

first_imgMarcus Rashford believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s guidance at Manchester United has been a “massive help” towards his development as a striker.Since Solskjaer took charge at Old Trafford in December on an interim basis, Rashford has embarked on a superb run of form in his favoured centre-forward role.The 21-year-old striker has scored six goals and provided three assists in 12 appearances under Solskjaer.The caretaker manager, who scored 126 goals in 366 games as a forward for United, has even challenged Rashford to match the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford.“For me, it’s been a massive help having that type of guidance around me,” Rashford told Sky Sports on Solskjaer’s role in his development.“But he’s been working with all of the players with everything he’s got, you can see even the defenders are improving, the midfield is improving, the team’s improved overall but we understand we can still take more steps forward.“He has that know-how, the understanding, that’s the kind of thing you just pick off naturally off these type of people.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Even not just out on the pitch, having conversations about it, it all adds up. It’s been a big turnaround. As long as we keep improving I don’t see why [he shouldn’t get the job permanently].”The England international went on to reveal that Solskjaer has even encouraged both himself and teammates Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to aim high and possibly match the feats he achieved at United during his own playing career.Aside from being a prolific scorer, Solskjaer also won six Premier League titles and two FA Cups.The 45-year-old even famously scored the match-winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final at Barcelona.Rashford added: “When we were in Dubai, we were having a bit of banter when the manager was speaking to me, Anthony [Martial] and Jesse [Lingard], and I just mentioned his goal in the Champions League final.“He was quick to let us understand that with what we have in this team, anything is possible and it’s not far-fetched to say we can recreate those moments.”United will host Solskjaer’s old rivals Liverpool in a Premier League match at Old Trafford in Sunday with kick-off set for 3:05 PM (CET).LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United gestures during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Fishing report 1113

first_imgLots of coho continue to get caught in the Cowlitz, Lewis and Klickitat rivers, plus at Lyle off the mouth of the Klickitat.Including fish released, sportsmen averaged about a coho per rod in the Cowlitz, Kalama and North Fork of the Lewis rivers last week and even better in the Klickitat.Also of note, three winter steelhead returned to the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery last week.Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 63 boaters with one adult chinook and 103 adult coho kept. (WDFW)John Day pool, 37 boats with three steelhead kept and 15 steelhead released. (WDFW)Cowlitz — Thirty-four boaters with 28 adult coho kept and five adult coho released; 238 bank rods with 156 adult coho, two cutthroat trout and one adult chinook kept plus 26 adult chinook, 59 adult coho, two jack coho and two steelhead released. (WDFW)Kalama — Thirty-three bank rods with 19 adult coho kept plus three adult coho and one adult chinook released; 89 bank rods with 70 adult coho kept and 41 adult coho released. (WDFW)Lewis — Two boaters with one adult coho kept; 12 bank rods with two adult coho kept. (WDFW)North Fork Lewis — Forty-three boaters with four adult chinook, one jack chinook, 47 adult coho and two jack coho kept plus six adult chinook, five adult coho, two jack coho and one bull trout released; 82 bank rods with 15 adult coho and two jack coho kept plus one adult chinook, two adult coho and two jack coho released. (WDFW)Klickitat — Six boaters with 23 adult coho kept; 19 bank rods with 45 adult coho and two jack coho kept. (WDFW)Silver Lake — Two boaters with 15 crappie, eight yellow perch, six bluegill and a largemouth bass. Most of the crappie were smaller than 9 inches.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Thursday April 18 2019

first_imgLegislators reject six Dunleavy appointees to boards and commissionsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska Legislature confirmed 82 other members to state boards and commissions during a joint session.Dunleavy fills second Palmer court seat after delayAssociated PressGov. Mike Dunleavy has filled a second Palmer Superior Court judgeship, weeks after the deadline to make such a pick.Maine governor approves extradition of accused UAF cold case killer to AlaskaDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe governor of Maine has signed a warrant allowing the extradition of a man accused of a rape and murder 26 years ago in Fairbanks.Anchorage bust nets heroin, fentanyl totaling 10-plus poundsCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageInvestigators say they seized more than 8 and a half pounds of heroin and more than 2 and a half pounds of fentanyl pills in the recent arrest of an Anchorage man on federal drug charges.Elim without potable water; boil notice issuedDavis Hovey, KNOM – NomeThe community of Elim is going into its fourth day without running water, following more than a day without power over the weekend. And as of Tuesday, the state issued a boil-water notice for the Norton Sound coastal community.As cruise ships grow, more passengers are headed to AlaskaAbbey Collins, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAcross the state, port cities are preparing to welcome a record number of passengers.The special ingredient inside these new gluten-free noodles? Fish, from Alaska.Nathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe featured ingredient in the new gluten-free “protein noodles” stocked at Costco might surprise you: It’s pollock, the unassuming whitefish caught by the millions in the Bering Sea, off Alaska’s coast.Donlin Gold to begin drilling programKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelIt’s going to be a busy year for Donlin Gold. The company is gearing up for another round of geotechnical drilling, its first in two years.If approved, Fairbanks could have its first female police chiefTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksAnchorage police Lieutenant Nancy Reeder has accepted Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly’s offer to serve as the city’s new police chief.Ask a Climatologist: The mid-April snow people are seeing is not surprisingCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageDeciding when it’s really spring is problematic in Alaska, maybe more so this year than others. First, there was an extremely early breakup of Alaska rivers and now many Alaskans are dealing with mid-April snow showers. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewslast_img read more

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Guccis CEO and Creative Director to Step Down Next Year

first_imgGucci, the famous luxury fashion brand, will see some major changes in top-level management as its CEO Patrizio di Marco and creative director Frida Giannini will be stepping down from their respective posts next year.Gucci announced on Friday that di Marco and Giannini will each leave their posts by the end of the year after serving in their roles for more than five years.CEO Di Marco, who has been with Gucci for 13 years, will reportedly be replaced by Marco Bizzarri. No replacement has yet been announced for Gianni, who has served in the post since 2006.Di Marco and Gianni, who are partners and parents to a young daughter, will be leaving the company together. The move is being touted as the biggest management shakeup since 2004 when Domenico de Sole and Tom Ford, the duo who made Gucci what it is today, left the company.The move comes as Gucci has been struggling with its profits in the Asian market. According to the Associated Press, Gucci’s third quarter revenue fell 2 percent to $1.05 billion.Experts say the move taken by the Florence-based fashion house is in the right direction and will only benefit from the fresh ideas and management.”This was a change that was for a long time in the making. Mr Di Marco and Ms Giannini have presided over Gucci for a whole era, taking it to new heights,” said Luca Solca, an analyst at Exane BNP Paribas in London, to The Independent.Of the new CEO, Marco Bizarri, Solca said that he is a “proven team builder and a very good manager” which would help Gucci gain back some of its lost lustre.Gucci’s parent company Kering asserted that the changes being made now should help the company adapt to the current market conditions.”Over the last five-seven years, there has been a great change in the world of luxury in terms of scale and growth, and we are facing the question of how to maintain exclusivity while continuing to grow,” François-Henri Pinault, head of Kering was quoted by the New York Times.”I think to answer that, we need a new point of view on both creative and management sides, which was why it was time to make changes at Gucci,” Pinault added.last_img read more

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Fracking and earthquakes This is why China says shale mining didnt cause

first_imgThe Sichuan earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude killed 13 people and injured 199 on June 17.ReutersChinese officials have stated that there isn’t sufficient evidence to prove that the strong earthquake that rattled Sichuan province this week was caused due to excessive exploitation of shale gas in the region.The clarification came after speculations were floated on online forums that fracking may have contributed to the 6.0 magnitude earthquake in southwest China that killed 13 people and injured 199 on June 17.However, officials stated that Sichuan and neighbouring areas are vulnerable to earthquakes as the region is an active seismic zone. “There’s no sufficient evidence to indicate that the earthquake has anything to do with shale gas mining,” Wang Haitao, director of China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC), said at a conference on Tuesday.Officials reasoned that discrepancy between the depth of the quake’s epicenter and the average mining depth indicates that the recent quake was not human-induced. “The mining usually goes as deep as 1,000 meters, but the epicentre of this earthquake were of a depth of 16 kilometres. This suggests that human activities have a limited impact,” Guo Xun, a seismologist with the China Earthquake Administration, told the Global Times.He further said that casualties have been a cause of concern as a study by US scientists indicated smaller earthquakes increased in areas near oil extraction and shale gas exploitation. But since the claim is not proven by concrete scientific evidence, officials cannot confirm the same.In February, about 1,000 residents gathered at a government building in Rongxian county in Sichuan, after two people were killed in two earthquakes measuring 4.3 and 4.9, reported Global Times. While it was speculated that the earthquakes were caused by fracking, the Chinese seismologists had said that there was insufficient evidence to support the claims.What is fracking?  Fracking trucks at work are seen at a shale gas well of Sinopec in Nanchuan.ReutersHydraulic fracturing or fracking is a technique in which high-pressure liquid (primarily water) is injected into a wellbore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations under the earth’s surface. The process is used to create new pathways so that the release of natural gas, petroleum and brine flow more freely.The process is highly controversial in many countries. Some claim that besides economic benefits, this method helps decrease carbon footprint as it’s a cleaner alternative to coal and gas. However, others have said that the benefits are outweighed by possible environmental impacts such as surface and groundwater contamination, air and noise pollution and the threat of earthquakes.last_img read more

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