A Major Upset Is Currently Brewing In The SEC

first_imgA football game between LSU and Ole Miss.OXFORD, MS – NOVEMBER 17: General view of fans watching the game between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field November 17, 2007 in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat Mississippi 41-24. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)Upsets during the first few weeks of college football aren’t all that common. Most major programs enter their seasons against inferior opponents to get ready for stiffer competition.It’s not working out too well for Ole Miss. The Rebels kicked off against FCS program Southern Illinois on Saturday afternoon with dreams of a 2-0 start in their future.However, the Salukis didn’t come to play for second place. Southern Illinois currently leads the contest at the half by a score of 38-35.It’s been an offensive outburst for both program who have racked up nearly 800 combined total yards in just two quarters of play.The #Salukis lead Ole Miss 38-35 at halftime. #RunWithUs pic.twitter.com/c1IrtwQI80— Saluki Football (@SIU_Football) September 8, 2018Can the Salukis hold on to take down the Rebels in their home stadium? Or will Ole Miss battle back and spoil the upset plans Southern Illinois has worked on for 30 minutes.Tune in to the SEC Network to find out who will take home the win and move to 2-0 on the season.last_img read more

The Combar Heavy Duty Multi-Tool Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Pocket Knife

first_img 9 Essential Kayak Fishing Accessories to Get You Started Most multi-tools have a bottle opener, a blade, and a couple other things. They’re small. They’re convenient. They go in your pocket. They don’t handle big jobs well.Most multi-tools don’t have a shovel, hammer, axe, or nine-inch saw, though. Most multi-tools don’t come close to the power of the Combar.A full-size adventure, survival, and safety tool built for durability, the Combar isn’t your grandpa’s Swiss army knife. It’s been engineered to pound metal tent stakes, chop trees, and dig fire pits with ease. 1 of 3 The standard 15-inch long, 3.2-pound multi-tool comes with a hammer, an axe, and a space. An upgraded Combar Pro also boasts a five-inch knife and a serrated saw with an interchangeable blade up to nine inches. In addition to the tools, a hidden magazine in the handle of both the Combar and Combar Pro provides enough space to store other essential items like a fire starter, fishing line, or emergency supplies.The body is aircraft-grade aluminum. The hammer and axe are stainless steel. The spade is titanium. If you couldn’t tell from the material make-up, the Combar creators at Aclim8 spared no expense to make sure this tool will last. They’ve pounded rock, poured sand into every opening, and left it in water for a week to test its endurance. It won’t even blink during a tough overland trip, because each component is built to U.S. Military Standard.Aclim8 founders are former special ops soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces. They were disappointed with the full-size multi-tool options available out there and so began developing Combar three years ago — and it’s finally ready for us to use and abuse it.The Combar blasted through its current Kickstarter (which ends June 7, 2018). The project received the requested funding and, as of publication, are at $165,000 of their $55,000 goal.You can pre-order a standard Combar — hammer, axe, spade, and magazine insert — for $359. The Combar Pro, which also comes with the knife and saw, will cost you $499. If you’re feeling loose with your wallet, bump up to a package and get a case and holster. Just don’t expect to see a bottle opener (but then again, with this guide, you won’t need one). Delivery is slated for December 2018. 7 Best Hatchets for Camping, Backpacking, and Survival Next Editors’ Recommendations Previous Oru’s Origami-Inspired Inlet Kayak Will Be the World’s Most Portable Watercraft The Official Knives of Flavortown: Guy Fieri Unsheathes New Knuckle Sandwich Knives Taxa Outdoors’ Rugged Mantis Travel Trailer Just Got Even Better last_img read more

BC AG backs Oppal against critics

first_imgAPTN National NewsBritish Columbia’s Attorney General is defending the controversial decision to appoint former judge and attorney general Wally Oppal to lead an inquiry into how police handled murdered women’s cases in Vancouver before they caught serial killer Robert Pickton.The inquiry is supposed to being formal investigations this spring, but calls continue to rise for Oppal’s resignation.Oppal once dismissed the need for an inquiry.“I understand that different people have different views but clearly Mr. Oppal is highly recognized across B.C. for what he has done,” said Attorney General Barry Penner. “He lead an inquiry in the 1990s with policing and he didn’t hold any punches on how policing should change in B.C.”last_img read more

Phase I polls pass peacefully in Bengal

first_imgKOLKATA: The first phase of elections in Bengal passed peacefully in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar on Thursday, with above 80 percent voter turnout in both the Lok Sabha seats. However, there were a few stray incidents of clashes reported from the two constituencies.Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ariz Aftab, state ADG (Law and Order) Siddh Nath Gupta and Special Police Observer Vivek Dubey were of the opinion that the polls were peaceful and that prompt action was taken whenever a complaint was reported. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe police have arrested seven people from Cooch Behar and one from Alipurduar for trying to create disturbance during the voting process. Three FIRs have been filed for alleged vandalising of the vehicle of the All India Forward Bloc candidate at Mathabhanga in Cooch Behar, damaging an EVM at Dinhata and alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct in Cooch Behar. During the day, a Left Front delegation led by senior CPI(M) leader Rabin Deb met the CEO and demanded a repoll in 170 polling booths, while BJP candidate from Cooch Behar Nisith Pramanik sat on a dharna in front of the DM’s office, demanding repoll in all 837 booths where there was no deployment of Central Forces. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMeanwhile, Trinamool Congress Cooch Behar district president Rabindra Nath Ghosh alleged that BSF jawans had entered a booth which they are not entitled to as per the Commission’s rule. The Election Commission has sought a report from the IG, BSF regarding the complaint. Some EVMs were reported going defunct at Dinhata, whereas polling had to be called off at Sitalkuchi due to isolated skirmishes. The matter would be taken up during the scrutiny on Friday. The vehicle of Forward Bloc candidate Govinda Roy was vandalised at Mathabhanga and a case has been started against five accused persons regarding the incident.last_img read more

Taking steps to reduce costs enhance margins Maruti

first_imgNew Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) plans to take a variety of steps including enhanced localisation, increase in productivity and reducing overall costs in order to improve margins in the current fiscal, a senior company official has said. The auto major reported EBITDA margin of 14 per cent for 2018-19, down 1.9 per cent from 15.9 per cent in 2017-18. “We are working very hard on cost cutting, there is lot of effort on cost side…as a company we are all committed to work towards it and ensure that it (margins) improve from here,” MSI CFO Ajay Seth said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe company will carry on with its internal efforts without worrying about the external factors like foreign exchange rates, he added. “External factors will be there but whatever is in our control we will try and work harder in terms of cost reduction and enhancing productivity,” Seth noted. He said increasing localisation is an important part of the initiative. “Localisation is a big drive now. Wherever we have been hit on account of foreign exchange, we are now looking at large targets for localisation,” he said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysOverheads are under severe scrutiny and the company is looking at vendors in terms of more productivity gains, Seth added. “So a variety of things are being done. For us it is very crucial that we improve from here,” he said. EBITDA margin is an assessment of a firm’s operating profitability as a percentage of its total revenue. It is equal to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) divided by total revenue. MSI reported a 4.6 per cent decline in net profit to Rs 1,795.6 crore for the fourth quarter of the 2018-19. For the entire 2018-19, MSI posted a net profit of Rs 7,500.6 crore, down 2.9 per cent from the previous financial year. The carmaker has also decided to phase out all diesel cars from its portfolio with effect from April 1, 2020. When asked if the company is looking for write offs having already put in large investments in diesel engine plants over the years, Seth said, the auditors have done a detailed study and concluded that there would not be any significant impact. “Around 99 per cent of it (diesel capacity) is getting converted (into petrol, CNG etc).. there is no impairment as such, even if there is a impairment it is going to be a negligible amount,” he added. “If you cannot convert your facilities into anything else then you have to impair it,” he further said. The company would be able to convert its existing plants as per the company’s long term goals, he added. MSI plans to shift its entire portfolio to petrol, CNG powertrains. The auto major currently gets 23 per cent of its total sales in the domestic market from diesel cars. It sold a total of 4.63 lakh diesel units last fiscal. Some of the company’s models like Vitara Brezza and S-Cross currently come with a diesel engine option only. Others like Swift, Baleno, Dzire, Ciaz and Ertiga also have petrol versions in addition to the diesel trims.last_img read more

President invites the Pope

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to His Holiness Pope Francis I extending an invitation to visit Sri Lanka.“On behalf of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka, I consider it a great privilege and an honour to extend to Your Holiness an invitation to undertake a visit to this beautiful country, which only recently emerged from three decades of conflict,” President Rajapaksa wrote. “A visit by Your Holiness to Sri Lanka would be a momentous occasion to all Sri Lankans, and I earnestly hope I will soon have the honour of welcoming Your Holiness to our shores.” The invitation comes days after Pope Francis, at a press conference, indicated that he may consider a visit to Sri Lanka as a part of an Asian tour. Sri Lanka and the Holy See established formal diplomatic relations in 1976. Pope Paul VI visited Sri Lanka in 1970, and Pope John Paul II visited the island in 1995 to preside over the religious rites in the Beatification of Sri Lankan missionary Fr. Joseph Vaz.In his letter, the President described the hardships Sri Lanka faced during “a traumatic period of brutal terrorism that affected the entire social fabric of this country” while expressing the Government’s commitment to rebuilding lives and “ensuring equity, harmony and sustainable economic, social and cultural development” in Sri Lanka. President Rajapaksa also described the significant role that the Roman Catholic Church has played in this process. “The Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has played a pivotal role over the years in improving the lives of the citizenry, particularly in the fields of education, healthcare and social service,” President Rajapaksa said. “The Church’s services for acceleration of post-conflict reconstruction, reconciliation and restoration of livelihoods of affected communities are well recognized.” (Colombo Gazette) “Since Your Holiness was elected as the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church in March this year, the people of Sri Lanka have witnessed the humility, compassion, wisdom, and devotion with which Your Holiness has been conducting papal duties,” President Rajapaksa said. read more

UN migration meeting opened new avenues for global cooperation – Assembly president

The 14-15 September High-level Dialogue “revealed the potential and opportunities that globalization presents as a force for improving the lives of millions of people,” Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa said in her address to the opening of this year’s general debate. In her closing remarks to that session, she had noted that during the two days, nearly all of the 130-plus governments present expressed the wish to continue an international dialogue on the issue of migration in some form or another. In particular, many “embraced the Secretary-General’s proposal of establishing a Global Forum on Migration and Development and the offer made by the Government of Belgium to host the first meeting of the Forum next year,” she said.The Dialogue drove home several key points, the President concluded: that international migration is a growing phenomenon and can be a positive force for development in countries of origin as well as countries of destination, provided it is supported by the right set of policies; and that it is important to strengthen international cooperation bilaterally, regionally and globally. The Secretary-General has proposed the establishment of a standing forum which governments could use to explore and compare policy approaches. Such a government-led consultative forum on migration and development would not produce negotiated outcomes or recommendations, according to the Secretary-General and his Special Representative on Migration, Peter Sutherland. Rather, it would make new policy ideas more widely known, add value to existing regional consultations, and encourage an integrated approach to migration and development at both the national and international levels.The High-Level Dialogue was the first Assembly meeting to focus directly on migration, with an emphasis on identifying ways to maximize the development benefits of migration and to reduce difficulties. read more

Egypt As state of emergency expires Ban stresses respect for freedom of

In a statement issued last night by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban underlined that the country must commit to dialogue and non-violence. He noted the current debate regarding a draft law regulating protests, and emphasized that international human rights standards should form the basis of any new legislation.“The Secretary-General continues to underscore the need for political inclusion, respect for human rights, including of those in detention, and the rule of law as the basis for a peaceful, democratic transition in Egypt,” the statement said. According to media reports, the draft legislation would give police the power to ban protests and require protest organizers to notify the police in advance of any meeting of more than 10 people, in public or in private.Egypt has been undergoing a democratic transition following the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak two years ago in the wake of mass protests. This past July, renewed protests, in which dozens of people were killed and wounded, led to the Egyptian military deposing President Mohamed Morsy. The Constitution was then suspended and an interim government set up. read more

President to announce Caribbean student scholarship in St Catharines twin city Port

Brock University President Gervan Fearon will travel to the Caribbean May 19 to 25 to meet with institutional partners and alumni and to announce new funding for international students.The five-day trip to the nations of Antigua, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada will be highlighted by a Wednesday, May 23 reception in Trinidad’s Port of Spain, which became the twin city to Brock’s hometown of St. Catharines in 1968. The two cities have similar population sizes, are each home to a university, are surrounded by agriculture and house chapters from many of the same service clubs.“The City of St. Catharines has long held a special partnership with Port of Spain and the country of Trinidad and Tobago,” said Fearon. “We want to continue that partnership by helping students from across all Caribbean nations experience post-secondary education in the Niagara region.”At the May 23 reception, being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Fearon will officially announce the Caribbean International Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to two students from a Caribbean nation choosing Brock University for their post-secondary education. The $4,000 per student entrance award will be given out annually starting in 2019 based on academic merit and financial need.“Brock is proud to be home to nearly 2,000 students from more than 100 countries,” said James Mandigo, Vice-Provost, Enrolment Management and International, who will accompany Fearon on the journey. “We believe that this new scholarship will help open the doors to international post-secondary education to students who may not otherwise have that opportunity.”The new Caribbean scholarship will be part of a growing roster of financial awards available to international undergraduate and graduate students who chose Brock. Earlier this year, the University announced a plan to cover tuition for international PhD students.Ana Ferreira, a first-year Brock Kinesiology student from Port of Spain, said this will add to the “superior scholarships available for international students.”“Once I experienced the Brock University campus first-hand, I was sold. The campus is very inviting and features a beautiful natural landscape, making it the perfect backdrop to complete my studies,” she said. read more

Will The Browns Ever Win A Game

This has been a pretty great year for Cleveland sports, particularly if you consider how miserable things had been over the previous five decades or so. In June, the Cavs staged an incredible comeback to win the NBA championship, and the Indians came within a game of winning the World Series in November. The only team that hasn’t joined the party by the Cuyahoga River is the Browns — because of course they haven’t. In fact, Cleveland’s football team might be headed for a very different kind of history if it can’t get its act together over the next month and a half.At 0-11, the Browns are the worst team in the NFL according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings, which estimate a team’s quality at any given moment. According to ESPN’s expected points metric, they have the league’s seventh-worst offense, the eighth-worst special teams, and the NFL’s worst defense by a mile. Even by the standards of a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since George W. Bush’s first term as president, this particular edition of the Browns has been notably terrible. The best they can hope for now is to avoid joining the small, ignominious club of teams who went an entire season without a win.Going back to the beginning of the NFL-AFL era in 1960, only three teams have played a full schedule1So, excluding the strike-shortened 1982 season, in which the Baltimore Colts went 0-8-1. without winning a single game: The 1960 Dallas Cowboys (who went 0-11-1, tying the Giants in the season’s penultimate game), the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (who went 0-14 in their debut season) and the 2008 Detroit Lions (who are currently the only team to ever go 0-16). Right now, our Elo model gives the 2016 Browns roughly a 32 percent probability of joining that group (31 percent for 0-16, plus a tiny chance of going winless with one or more ties).2Based on 100,000 simulations of the remainder of the schedule. 14Cincinnati27.2 And even if Cleveland does end up going 0-16, it should probably be spared the last-place ranking in the pecking order of winless squads. Among the set of simulations where they didn’t win a game, the Browns finished with a better end-of-season Elo rating than the 1976 Buccaneers every single time (those Bucs had the worst full-season Elo of any team in NFL history) and were rated better than the 1960 Cowboys 94 percent of the time. Then again, there’s less than a 1-in-15,000 chance that a winless Browns team finishes with a better Elo than the winless 2008 Lions, and that team is often considered the reigning worst team ever. There will be little to mitigate Cleveland’s disgrace if the team loses its next five games.But that’s still relatively unlikely. Since 1960, 13 other teams have lost all of their first 11 games, and all but three of them have found a way to avoid the humiliation of a winless campaign. Now comes Cleveland’s chance to do the same.Jay Boice contributed research.Check out our latest NFL predictions. 17Pittsburgh12.9 Upcoming Browns games To suffer a winless season, it takes a special combination of poor talent and horrible luck. In their 0-16 season, the Lions had the point differential of a roughly 3-win team, but they also had the misfortune of going 0-5 in games decided by 8 points or fewer, situations in which history tells us even bad teams can usually squeak out a few victories by chance alone. For their part, the Browns have the point differential of a 2-9 team and a better scoring margin through 11 games (-141) than the 2008 Lions (-153), 1960 Cowboys (-183) or 1976 Bucs (-195) did. 16San Diego32.9 12N.Y. Giants24.8% WEEKOPPONENTWIN PROBABILITY Average pregame win probability from Elo simulations.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 15Buffalo11.3 read more

MI6 launches first television advert to shed James Bond image and recruit

Show more “It is about having the widest possible choice of the best talent in the country,” he said at a press briefing . “I want people who would have never have thought about joining MI6 to think about joining MI6.”Last year the agency launched its first-ever cinema advert with a similar message.  The Secret Intelligence Service is seeking to cast off its macho James Bond image in an attempt to attract more women and ethic minority recruitsCredit:Anthony Devlin /PA MI6 has launched its first television advert as it attempts to recruit more women and shed its “macho” James Bond image. The spy agency is emphasising the “soft” skills it needs new entrants to have, including emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, integrity and creativity, in an effort to attract more women and ethnic minorities to the service. The agency’s first television advertising campaign shows a mother with her child in an aquarium. A shark gliding menacingly towards the boy who steps back in momentary alarm before turning to his mother who sweeps him up smiling in her arms.The voice over says: “We are intelligence officers but we don’t do what you think. It is not keeping your cool in the shark tank, it is picking up the silent cues that matter.”It ends: “MI6 – secretly we are just like you.” “MI6 can take advantage of this Bond image and then turn it on its head.”The agency is looking to recruit 800 new staff by 2021.It has seen an upsurge in interest since the Salisbury nerve agent attack on the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, blamed by the Government on the Kremlin, but is pushing a recruitment drive. MI6 chief Alex Younger said it was trying to attract the best candidates including women and members of the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities who previously might not have considered applying. The agency’s head of recruitment, a mother herself who has spent 20 years in the service, said the agency was deliberately trying to distance itself from the Bond image.”The concept was to play on the Bond image but to explain very clearly that this was not James Bond,” she said.”In many respects the people we are recruiting have sets of skills that are common to many people in the population. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Secret Intelligence Service is seeking to cast off its macho James Bond image in an attempt to attract more women and ethic minority recruits read more

PSC GTUC urge acceptance of Chief Justices rulings

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’Abide by Constitution’- AmCham urges political partiesFebruary 2, 2019In “Business”Court of Appeal to hear stay on High Court rulings on WednesdayFebruary 16, 2019In “latest news”APNU/AFC Govt remains defiant inspite of CJ’s ruling; says ‘status quo remains’February 1, 2019In “latest news” Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George’s rulings upholding the validity of the Opposition’s No-confidence Motion has sparked mixed reactions from the public and several stakeholder bodies are calling on the nation to accept the court’s decisions.On Thursday, Justice George ruled that the No-confidence Motion was validly passed on December 21, 2018 and that the absolute majority of the 65 seats in the National Assembly is 33 and not 34 as contended by Government.She also noted that while former coalition Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud should not have been a sitting parliamentarian because of his dual citizenship, at the time of his vote on the motion, he was a valid MP hence his vote was valid.Chief Justice (Ag) Roxane George, SCMoreover, the Chief Justice in her decision on a separate matter filed by Christopher Ram said the President and the Cabinet should have resigned immediately upon the passage of the motion but remain in office until elections are held.Hours after these rulings, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) called on the entire nation, including political parties, to respect the court’s decisions.In a statement, the PSC went on to urge the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), “to fulfil its constitutional obligation to hold itself ready to conduct General Elections as is required by the Constitution as a result of the No- confidence Motion, that is, within 90 days of the motion, unless otherwise extended by a two-thirds majority of the Parliament.”The Private Sector umbrella body further called on the elections body to immediately declare its position on this question as a matter of public interest and necessity.While the Opposition also believes that Government should adhere to the court rulings, the coalition has insisted it will be appealing the decision at the Court of Appeal since Thursday’s decisions were not in favour of its position with regard to the vote on December 21, 2018.Government’s move to appeal was supported by the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), which said in a statement on Thursday that exhausting a legal resource is a constitutional option afforded to the Government.Recognising that the proceedings will extract high tension and emotional reactions, the GTUC urge persons to desist from any actions that besmirch the character of the learned and upstanding Judge.Moreover, the Union went on to repeat calls for Government and the Opposition to work together to keep the nation intact through this phase, while keeping the citizenry mindful of the tension, both internal and external, threatening the country’s peace and stability.“Citizens are also urged to hold all politicians, civic society and those who engender to engulf this nation in any acts of mayhem or terror accountable for their well-being and safety at this point in time. So far our society is holding up well in pursuing this legal recourse and we must continue to do so cognisant that at the end of the day, we still have a nation to build, and a destiny to mould. We are still one people, interdependent and connected by a shared history.  This is as defining a time as many historical landmarks in our political struggles,” the GTUC said in the missive. read more

The European perspective in focus at Euro Mine Expo 2014

first_imgAs the mining industry prepares to gather for the fourth time in June in Skellefteå, Sweden for Euro Mine Expo, the European perspective is in focus. Although Europe is rich in natural resources it is a significant net-importer of most metals and minerals needed to sustain the European economy. The securing of long-term supply of raw materials is crucial and there is an awareness of the need to promote mining within Europe in order to reduce the import dependency of minerals.At EU and national levels new policies and strategies are now being developed aiming to strengthening Europe’s mineral sector. The European Commission has stated that non-energy raw materials are vital inputs for the EU economy. At the same time access to such raw material for EU industry and citizens is becoming increasingly difficult.At the Euro Mine Expo conference in Skellefteå, one day is reserved for the European mining industry. Amongst the speakers Marita Ulvskog, member of the European parliament, will speak on the topic Europe’s Raw Material Challenges.An insight into the European Intelligence Network on the Supply of Raw Materials will be delivered by Juha Kaija, GTK, Geological Survey of Finland. Kaija is the project manager of European Commision´s FP7 project Minerals4EU.Sven Renner, Head of the Global Extractive Resources at BGR (Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources), will also contribute by speaking on the topic National Mineral Strategies.Euro Mine Expo also hosts a trade fair. ”The exhibition has been growing and will in 2014 cover more than 1600 square meters indoors” says Ann-Sofie Greander, sales manager for Euro Mine Expo. “2014 is no exception; the exhibitors registered are not only European, we will see companies from all over the globe” Greander continues. The trade fair with more than 200 exhibitors provides a unique opportunity to meet companies and forge new business contacts in exploration, mining, equipment suppliers, service and consultants. The indoor area is fully booked, but there are still outdoor stands available.last_img read more

Struga 2013 is coming Vardar with two wins finished preparation in Slovenia

handball warIlija AbutovicRK MetalurgRK VardarStruga 2013Struga handball Macedonian champion RK Vardar Skopje with two easy victories over Slovenian teams RK Maribor Branik 35:29 and Trimo Trebnje 33:23 has finished the first part of preparation for upcoming season in Kranjska Gora (Slovenia). Serbian left back Ilija Abutovic knows that this part of preparation is very important for building the squad for the challenges in domestic competition, but also EHF Champions League:– It was good. We tried some different defense system to see how good we can play. We have a lot of newcomers, so time is the most important thing to make good squad.Three Russian players came this summer to RK Vardar. How are their first days in the new team?– They are really good guys. There is no problem in communication with them. All three are very good players, professionals, experienced guys from whom you can learn something. We talking more with Chipurin and Dibirov, while Rastvorcev has a little problem with language. These two guys speak very good, almost all. We have to start to learn a bit of Russian.Alex Dujshebaev also came to Vardar…– He speaks English and Russian, so it’s easy to speak with him. He wants to learn Macedonian as fast as possible. Every time he asks for some word, explanation, translation.Tournament in Struga will start on Wednesday. Fans in Macedonia expecting the final between Vardar and Metalurg, the first chapter of the “war” in new season? Is it possible to call that match “friendly”?– Uh, it’s hard to say that any match with Metalurg is friendly. Every match against them is derby – says Ilija Abutovic. ← Previous Story Official: Ivano Balic to HSG Wetzlar! Next Story → Handball-Planet.com presents 10 TOP stars of “Struga 2013” read more

PS3 gets 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay for Assassins Creed III

first_imgMany game developers and publishers do the logical thing and release a game on as many platforms as possible simultaneously. That way everyone can buy the game regardless of what hardware they own, and in the process profits are maximized.The console manufacturers do not like multiple platform releases. Getting an exclusive means if you want to play a particular game, you have to buy their hardware. And even if an exclusive can’t be secured, there’s usually an attempt to get DLC content first, for example, Microsoft’s timed exclusive on the Skyrim DLC Dawnguard.Sony has taken this practice of exclusive content to a new level, though. With the release of Assassin’s Creed III, the PS3 version will include “60 minutes of exclusive gameplay.” In other words, if you want the extra gameplay you have to play on PS3.The content takes the form of four additional single-player missions timed at 15 minutes each. In reality they may take far less time to complete dependent on how good you are at the game.How platform restricted that gameplay is depends on how much Sony has paid Ubisoft to get it. We may see the same content appear on Xbox within a few weeks, months, as part of a Game of the Year Edition, or never.I am not a fan of these deals. Exclusive content doesn’t usually mean extra gameplay has been created, it has instead been held back from other platforms. They are incomplete versions of what the development team produced, and ultimately it’s the gamer who chose to spend their money on one platform over another that loses out.If you’re a die-hard Assassin’s Creed fan who plays on Xbox, the content may tempt you to get a PS3, but more likely you’ll go without and just not appreciate this money grab by both Ubisoft and Sony. If the exclusive gameplay is going to be unlocked for other platforms that’s even worse as technically it shouldn’t be advertised as exclusive.via All Games Beta and Product Reviewslast_img read more

Eros fundraiser for Sydney Childrens Hospital

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Eros – Charity from the heart organises a Valentine’s Day charity event – a Greek family night, full of entertainment and fun, raising funds for Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and its Intensive Care Unit. Entertainment for the kids, raffles and auctions throughout the night will be provided. Tickets: adults $70, children $30 When: Friday 14 February, 6.30 pm to 12.00 am Where: Venus Reception Centre, 20 Belgrave St, Kogarah For tickets, sponsorships, donations and other enquiries, contact Dora on 0403 685 328 or contact Anastasia Adams at anastasiaadams76@gmail.comlast_img read more

SFR a aussi pâti de larrivée de Free Mobile

first_imgSFR a aussi pâti de l’arrivée de Free MobileLe deuxième opérateur français a indiqué qu’il avait perdu 200.000 clients depuis l’arrivée de Free Mobile sur le marché de la téléphonie mobile.L’arrivée de Free Mobile et des tarifs cassés fait décidément des ravages chez la concurrence. Après les 200.000 clients perdus par Orange au 15 février, c’est SFR qui vient d’annoncer des chiffres compliqués puisque le second opérateur français a lui aussi perdu 200.000 abonnés depuis l’introduction du groupe de Xavier Niel, rapporte Ouest-France.”Le positionnement de prix du nouvel entrant Free nous impose de réagir et nous avons baissé les prix dans les jours qui ont suivi l’arrivée.Évidemment nous perdons des abonnés, c’est normal dans un monde où un nouvel entrant arrive. Dans tous les cas de figure, les opérateurs existants perdent des abonnés au bénéfice du nouvel entrant”, a ainsi expliqué Jean-Bernard Lévy, président du directoire de Vivendi qui contrôle SFR, qui ajoute néanmoins qu’il ne fallait “pas paniquer”. Enfin, du côté de chez Bouygues Telecom, ce sont 130.000 clients qui ont déserté depuis l’arrivée de Free Mobile. Le 1 mars 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Une forte éruption solaire frappera la Terre aujourdhui

first_imgUne forte éruption solaire frappera la Terre aujourd’huiMardi soir, le Soleil a connu une très importante éruption, l’une des plus fortes observées depuis 5 ans. Après avoir voyagé dans l’espace, la tempête solaire chargée de particules s’apprête à frapper la Terre. Si les éruptions solaires se sont multipliées au cours des derniers mois, elles n’étaient rien en comparaison de celle qui s’est déclenchée cette semaine. Mardi soir, le Soleil a en effet connu l’une de ses plus fortes éruptions depuis 5 ans. Produite aux alentours de 19H EST (14H GMT), elle a été classée dans la catégorie X5,4 qui traduit l’intensité de son flux thermique. Ceci fait d’elle la seconde plus puissante depuis celle du 9 août 2011 évaluée en X6,9, précise la NASA dans un communiqué. D’après les informations communiquées, l’éruption s’est déclenchée au niveau de la région active baptisée AR 1429 qui est apparue par rotation le 2 mars dernier. Mais celle-ci avait déjà été à l’origine de précédentes éjections. D’ailleurs, la puissance du phénomène n’étonne pas les spécialistes. “L’augmentation du nombre d’éruptions solaires, la dernière s’est produite le 23 janvier, est normale au regard des cycles d’activités du soleil de onze années, qui, pour cette période devrait atteindre son maximum en 2013”, ajoute l’agence spatiale américaine. Suite à ce phénomène et une seconde éruption nettement moins puissante (X1,3), deux éjections de masse coronale (CME) se sont produites à la surface de l’astre. La première voyage à une vitesse supérieure à 2080 kilomètres par seconde tandis que la seconde est un peu plus lente et se déplace à quelque 1760 kilomètres par seconde. Ayant déjà parcouru un bon nombre de kilomètres depuis mardi, ces deux tempêtes chargées de particules pourraient donc frapper la Terre dès aujourd’hui aux alentours de 12H GMT pour durer jusqu’à vendredi, si l’on en croit les prévisions de l’Administration nationale des océans et de l’atmosphère (NOAA).Des perturbations dans les télécommunications À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreOr, un tel bombardement de particules électro-magnétiques est susceptible de provoquer de sérieuses perturbations dans les télécommunications radio et satellite, dans les système GPS ainsi que dans les réseaux de distribution électriques. Celui-ci pourrait également contraindre des compagnies aériennes à changer leurs routes pour éviter les régions polaires voire menacer l’équipage de la Station spatiale internationale. Néanmoins, un porte-parole de la NASA a indiqué à l’AFP que l’agence ne prenait aucune mesure particulière car “nous ne pensons pas que l’équipage de l’ISS soit en danger”.Outre ces perturbations, cette tempête solaire va très probablement aussi donner naissance à de spectaculaires aurores boréales dans certaines régions du monde, notamment en Asie Centrale, selon Joseph Kunches, expert de la météo spatiale à la NOAA.CentraleLe 8 mars 2012 à 10:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

UNPRECEDENTED ARRIVALS NEW AIRLINES PROJECTED

first_img Providenciales Airport Reopens Today JetBlue lands today at PIA from Ft. Lauderdale Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Jan 2015 – Islanders got a preview of what Tourism will be like for 2015 when Tourist Board Director, Ralph Higgs addressed attendees at the re-opening of the Providenciales International Airport. “We are projected to exceed or approach half a million stop over visitors by 2017; that is absolutely incredible and I want to tell you that this facility will help us in fulfilling our brand promise, ‘Beautiful by Nature’.” Higgs called the growth in tourism for these islands unprecedented and hinted at airlines interest in adding the country to their destinations. “John you know the numbers, you know the expressions of interest for airlines travelling from as far away as South America is tremendous. I would be very, very surprised if we do not see transatlantic and transcontinental flights touching down here in the very near future.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:providenciales international airport, tourism ralph higgs JetBlue from Ft Lauderdale lands in Provo November 16last_img read more