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New report urges DOE’s national laboratories to go local

first_imgThink nationally, act regionally. That’s the bumper-sticker version of a new study out today that says the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 17 national science laboratories need to get more engaged in economic development, innovation, and technology commercialization at the regional level.To date, the DOE labs have failed “to aggressively and fully seize the opportunity to turn federally funded research into new products and services, particularly at the state and regional level,” concludes the report, available here and here. The trio of authors, from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI), offers 15 recommendations for improving the labs’ connections to their communities. They include giving lab managers more control over funds for building local economic partnerships, creating off-campus “microlabs” to attract local businesses, and providing small- and medium-sized firms with “vouchers” for research assistance. The report also calls for making an array of current federal technology transfer and commercialization programs more flexible and nimble.The idea, says co-author Mark Muro of Brookings, is to help a federal laboratory system initially established to fight the Cold War adapt to the global economic and security challenges of the 21st century. “The competitiveness and innovation game is changing very quickly, and [the United States] needs to be seeking the greatest return on our investments,” he says. “The point is not to completely rethink what the labs are, but update them.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)There’s nothing wrong with the labs’ original missions to develop new energy technologies, answer major scientific questions, or provide researchers with access to expensive facilities such as particle accelerators, says co-author Matthew Stepp of CCEI. But, he adds, “There is no contradiction between ramping up regional engagement and acting in the national interest. … Often, the national mission can be best served by going through the regions.”The authors hope to stimulate a national discussion about the performance of all the DOE labs that don’t focus on nuclear weapons. Outside groups have issued several reports critical of lab operations, management, and commercialization programs, and the DOE’s inspector general has suggested a radical remaking of the system. Last year, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced he wanted to take a closer look at laboratory management and created two internal panels to advise him on possible changes. Congress has created an independent Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, which will hold its second meeting on 15 September in Alexandria, Virginia.Those activities should help the report gain some traction among policymakers, say Muro and Stepp. “A lot of thoughtful people are looking at these issues,” Muro says, and “there is ferment within the labs; some lab leaders would like to engage with their local economies and are seeking tools to do that.”“The mission of the labs is up for discussion, and these ideas should be on the table,” Stepp tells ScienceInsider.  But he’s prepared to be patient. DOE’s labs are “dinosaur-age institutions in many ways,” he says, “and we are not expecting them to change overnight.”last_img read more

Six peahens found dead in Bijnor

first_imgSix peahens have died in a village in Bijnor. Four were found dead and four others were recovered in an unconscious state from a field in Shadipur village on Monday, district forest officials said.“Two more died on Tuesday during treatment,” M. Semmaran, Divisional Forest Officer, told The Hindu. He said two doves and a partridge were also found dead in the same field. Mr Semmaran, who is a veterinary doctor as well, said the cause of the deaths were not clear yet. Wild berriesHe said around 100 wild red berries were found stuffed in the digestive tract of peahens along with a few wheat grains. Mr. Semmaran didn’t rule out pesticides that farmers spray on crops for the deaths.last_img

Chelsea assistant coach fined after touchline row with Jose Mourinho

first_imgChelsea’s assistant coach Marco Ianni and Jose Mourinho were involved in a touchline melee after Chelsea scored a 96th-minute equaliser against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in Premier League.With the match ending in a 2-2 draw, Ianni performed an exuberant celebration right in front of Mourinho celebrating the equaliser. The Football Association (FA) on Tuesday fined Ianni 6,000 pounds for his actions.Getting annoyed by Ianni’s outlandish celebration, Mourinho had charged towards him but was stopped by the security. However, Ianni admitted the FA charge of “improper conduct” while Mourinho was “formally reminded of his responsibilities” by the FA but escaped any sanction.Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri had confirmed after the match that he had apologised to Mourinho for Ianni’s actions and the Chelsea assistant coach was later sent to Mourinho to do the same.Under-fire Jose Mourinho had been on the verge of delivering the perfect response to his critics on Saturday with Manchester United closing in on a second consecutive comeback win, at the home of his old club Chelsea to boot.But with only seconds remaining, Mourinho’s relaxed smiles gave way to snarls when the hosts snatched a last-gasp equaliser. Marco Ianni celebrated Chelsea’s last-gasp equaliser right in front of Jose Mourinho. (Reuters Photo) Jose Mourinho charged towards Marco Ianni after getting agitated by his actions. (Reuters Photo)Following the ugly melee at the end, as tempers cooled after the draw, the self-declared “Special One” stuck three fingers up to the home crowd, one for each of the league titles he won with the Londoners.advertisementChelsea fans, who once lauded their Portuguese hero by singing his name long and loud, responded to Mourinho’s behaviour with a far from adulatory version of the song.Just as during his two spells in charge of Chelsea, Mourinho is dominating the headlines, taking the attention away from his players unless, as in the case of Paul Pogba recently, they are involved in arguments with him.Also read – Jose Mourinho not interested in Real Madrid job, wants to stay at Manchester UnitedMourinho has been charged by the English Football Association for abusive language after a 3-2 win over Newcastle United this month, a match which Manchester United had been losing, adding to speculation that his job was on the line.United have lost ground on Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the table, having lost to Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United away and Tottenham Hotspur at home.Manchester City sit atop the points table with 26 points while Liverpool sit second with same points but due to a massive goal difference of 8 with City.Chelsea with 24 points and Arsenal with 22 complete the top four of the Premier League table.Manchester United are in the eighth spot, having won five, drawn two and lost three out of 10 league matches so far.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Video: 5-Star 2017 PG Trevon Duval Posterizes Defender At Under Armour All-America Camp

first_imgAll-American Trevon Duval dunks on a defender.YouTube/EliteMixtapesFive-star point guard Trevon Dural is a top 10 player in the 2017 class, and has the offer sheet to prove it. Kansas, Louisville, Syracuse, and numerous others are after the explosive guard out of St. Benedict’s Prep. At the Under Armour All-America Camp in Charlotte, Duval showed off his superior athleticism, with a monster dunk on a very unlucky defender. Lesson to all defenders: if Duval blows by his man and you’re late on rotating over to protect the rim, you may just want to let him have the two points.[Bleacher Report]last_img

Afghanistan vs West Indies, Live Cricket Match Streaming: Watch AFG vs WI Live Match on Star Sports and DD Sports

first_imgAfghanistan vs West Indies, Live Cricket Match Streaming: Watch AFG vs WI Live Match on Star Sports and DD SportsICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan take on the West Indies in their final group-stage match at Headingley in Leeds in a bid to finish their campaign with a win.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 12:55 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan vs West Indies Live Cricket Streaming and Broadcast (Reuters Photo)Unable to register even a single win in the ongoing World Cup so far, Afghanistan would aim to end tournament on a high when they face West Indies in their final group stage encounter at Headingley on Thursday.The Afghanistan team came close to defeat India and Pakistan in their last two matches. However, their inability to cash-in on the crucial junctures of the game denied them with the opportunity of causing what would have been the biggest upsets in this edition of the World Cup.While the spinners — Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi — have lived up to their reputation with consistent performances throughout the tournament, the fast bowlers and the batting unit have failed to contribute significantly to the team’s cause, a main reason for their dismal performance so far.However, against West Indies, they will feel confident as they have beaten them thrice in four completed matches.West Indies, on the other hand, have failed to produce an all-round performance, barring their opening match victory against Pakistan where they bundled out the Green Brigade for mere 105.What TV channel is the World Cup 2019 match Afghanistan vs West Indies on?All World Cup 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD and DD Sports.Where will the World Cup 2019 match between Afghanistan vs West Indies be played?The World Cup 2019 match Afghanistan vs West Indies is being played Headingley in Leeds from 3 PM IST on Thursday, July 4.advertisementWhere can I watch the World Cup 2019 match Afghanistan vs West Indies live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and DD Sports.Where can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match Afghanistan vs West Indies?You can follow our coverage here – are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match Afghanistan vs West Indies?Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali KhilWest Indies: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (wk), Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Afghanistan vs West IndiesFollow cricket live streaminglast_img read more

Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 Live Streaming: Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Chepauk Super Gillies, When and where to watch

first_img India Today Web Desk ChennaiJuly 23, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 16:36 IST Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 Live Streaming: Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Chepauk Super Gillies, When and where to watchRuby Trichy Warriors will take on Chepauk Super Gillies in an intriguing clash as both the sides had suffered defeats in their opening encounters.Warriors and Gillies will be eyeing their first win of the league and gain first points of the season. On can expect this to be an enthralling match which could easily go down to the last over.Chepauk Super Gilles had a disaster season 4 and defeat in the opening encounter must have given them a wake-up call.Ruby Trichy Warrior will bank on Murali Vijay’s experience to help them register a win over the Super Gilles in their Tamil Nadu Twenty20 Premier League match.Vijay had played a blistering knock of 81 runs to stamp his class in Warrior’s first game against Karaikudi Kaala.Where to watch/Live streaming?Live on: Star Sports 3, Star Sports (Tamil), Vijay SuperLive streaming: HotstarMatch timings: 7:15 P.M. onwardsTeams:Chepauk Super Gillies: Kaushik Gandhi(c), Ganga Sridhar Raju, Gopinath, A Aarif(w), Uthirasamy Sasidev, Murugan Ashwin, M Siddharth, S Harish Kumar, D Rahul, G Periyaswamy, R Alexander, Vijay Shankar, Sunny Kumar Singh, Samruddh Bhat, Arun Kumar, Baskaran Rahul, B Arun, MK Sivakumar, S Karthik, V Santhanasekar, Y Jeba Selvin, R Thavith KumarRuby Trichy Warriors: S Aravind, Murali Vijay, Aditya Barooah, Maaruthi Raghav, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, K Mani Bharathi(w), Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore(c), Saravan Kumar, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Kannan Vignesh, M Poiyamozhi, MS Sanjay, R Sonu Yadav, Suresh Kumar, DT Chandrasekar, RS Thillak, Baba Indrajith, Bharath Shankar, Adithya Ganesh, R Sathyanarayan, K Mukunth, Neyan Shyam Kangayan, AVR Rathnam, M Rooban RajadvertisementRead more | Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019: TNPL Live Streaming, Telecast, When and where to watchAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ruby Trichy WarriorsFollow Chepauk Super GilliesFollow Tamil Nadu Twenty20 Premier League Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 Live Streaming: Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Chepauk Super Gillies, When and where to watchTNPL 2019 Live Streaming: Ruby Trichy Warriors and hepauk Super Gillies are set to their second match of the season. It will be interesting to watch which side will win as both the teams have began this season on the bad note.advertisementlast_img read more

Fire-Stricken Carnival Liberty Cuts Its Cruise Short

first_imgzoom The Carnival Liberty cruise ship that experienced an engine room fire on Monday is waiting clearance from authorities to sail from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands from where it would return to San Juan cutting its seven-day cruise short.Namely, Carnival Liberty was on the second day of a seven-day Caribbean cruise that departed San Juan on Sunday, September 6th, when a fire was reported in the ship’s engine room.There were no injuries to 3,346 guests and 1,150 crew as a result of the fire which was extinguished by the ship’s automated suppression system, Carnival informed.All hotel services including air conditioning, elevators, toilets, galleys, etc. were reported to be fully functional and the ship’s normal array of activities, entertainment, dining options and programming were being offered.“Once the vessel departs, it is scheduled to return to its homeport of San Juan. Guests will have the option of remaining on board through the rest of the week and exploring San Juan or disembarking and traveling home. If clearance to depart St. Thomas is not received by later this evening, the company will move forward with arrangements to fly all guests home from St. Thomas,” Carnival added in an update.The cruise line said that all guests were being provided with a full refund of their cruise as well as a 50 percent discount on a future cruise. This is in addition to a $150 per person credit that has already been applied to guests’ shipboard accounts.last_img read more

MSC Cruises ARTA to Develop LNG Bunkering System

first_imgzoom Swiss-based cruise line MSC Cruises and manufacturer of gas and liquid transfer solutions ARTA have agreed to partner for the development of the LNG bunkering system for MSC Cruises ships. Under the joint program, unveiled at the 2017 LNG Bunkering Summit in Amsterdam, the parties said they would develop a tailor-made LNG bunkering system that takes full account of the cruise industry’s specific needs.MSC Cruises’ EUR 9 billion (USD 9.7 billion) investment plan for the construction of eleven new next-generation cruise ships in the next ten years will include four LNG-powered cruise ships of the World Class.To this end, the cruise company has been exploring the market for the most suitable LNG bunkering solution.“With up to four LNG-powered cruise ships scheduled to join our fleet, we are highly committed to developing the best possible technologies and systems to support the introduction of LNG to cruising,” Yves Bui, MSC Cruises’ LNG Project Director, said.Bui added that the result of the cooperation with ARTA is a system that features “a newly developed coupling and decoupling mechanism as well as a double-walled hose that will allow us to conduct bunkering operations without disrupting the activities taking place on board the ship.”In June 2016, MSC Cruises signed a letter of intent with the STX France shipyard for the construction of up to four LNG-powered cruise ships that will feature more than 200,000 gross tonnes.The four ships, the first one of which will be delivered in 2022, will be based on a new advanced next-generation prototype and will form what will be known as the MSC Cruises’ World Class.The newly developed LNG bunkering system is planned to be implemented on these World Class ships.last_img read more

IRISL Linked to Three Tankers at Sadra

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy of Shaah Shahidh on Unsplash.  Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) was tied to an order for three 113,000 dwt tankers at compatriot shipbuilder Iran Marine Industrial Company (SADRA), according to Intermodal shipbroking report.The newbuilds are said to be scheduled for delivery in 2020. Further details about the price and specifications of the ships were not disclosed.Update: IRISL has since denied the reports saying the company did not order any ships at Sadra.The rumor emerged ahead of the entrance into force of U.S. sanctions against Iran affecting the country’s shipping, shipbuilding and port sectors. The new wave of sanctions follows the 180-day wind-down period set to end on November 4, 2018.There is still uncertainty over the sanctions’ actual impact on Iran’s oil production as the US recently signaled that it would consider giving waivers on Iranian oil. Iran’s oil production declined to 3.63 mbpd in August 2018 from 3.81 mbpd at the beginning of the year, Drewry‘s data shows.On the other hand, the European Union, China and Russia voiced their intentions to keep their trade relations with Iran despite the recent withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear deal.The parties said that they were working on concrete measures to secure payment channels with Iran, and continue Iran’s export of oil and gas condensate, petroleum products and petrochemicals.To that end, it has been proposed to establish a Special Purpose Vehicle, to facilitate payments related to Iran’s exports, including oil, and imports.Meanwhile, numerous container shipping companies pulled back from the Iranian market, including PIL, MSC, CMA CGM and Maersk Line.World Maritime News StaffThis article has been updated with the statement from IRISL since its initial publishing on October 24.last_img read more

Province Invests in Annapolis Royal Area Students

first_imgStudents and families from Annapolis Royal and surrounding communities will have more learning opportunities, thanks to a $6.9 million investment from the province. The province will work with the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board to upgrade and renovate Annapolis West Education Centre to become a Grade 6 to Grade 12 school. “Putting kids and learning first means providing the best learning environment for students to be successful,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex. “By working with our partners, we will ensure Annapolis West Education Centre meets the needs of students for many years to come.” “The province is investing in this school now so the work can begin immediately and benefit students sooner.” Once the renovations and upgrades are completed, the school will be home to all Grade 6 to Grade 12 students from the area. The renovations include improvements to instructional spaces and the expansion of the Skilled Trades program. “I am pleased that this funding is coming to our area,” said Sandi Millett-Campbell, member of the School Advisory Council. “The renovations to Annapolis West Education Centre will definitely be an asset to our community, and it will bring benefits for all of the students from the town and the surrounding area.” The province will allocate $1 million to the project for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The school board will manage the project in collaboration with the Department of Education. About 440 students will attend the renovated school. The project is expected to be completed in the 2014-15 school year.last_img read more

172 officers commissioned as officers of Indian Army

first_imgChennai: A total of 172 students has been commissioned as gentlemen and lady cadets, including those hailing from Bhutan and Afghanistan, during a passing out parade at the Officers Training Academy here.Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer, Commander-in-Chief, reviewed the parade Saturday and encouraged the cadets to adhere to core values of the Indian army. Also, he presented the Sword of Honour and a silver medal to the academy under officer Siddharth Bhawnani. Singh complimented the cadets and staff of the OTA on the excellent standard displayed by all. He presented a gold medal to cadet Sandhya and a bronze medal to battalion under officer Noyonika Binda, an official press release said.last_img

Security Council extends deadline for nominating judges to UNs Rwanda tribunal

The Security Council today decided to extend the deadline for nominating permanent judges to the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) after the number of candidates nominated for the posts fell short of the required minimum. The unanimous decision to push back the deadline from 23 September to 15 November was conveyed in a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He had earlier informed the Council that the number of nominations received was below the mandated minimum of 22 that the Council should transmit to the UN General Assembly for making the final selection.The Council created the ICTR, located in Arusha, Tanzania, in November 1994 to prosecute people responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994. The Tribunal may also deal with the prosecution of Rwandan citizens responsible for genocide and other such violations of international law committed in neighbouring States over the same period. read more

12 Lady Eagles to Begin Conference Play

Photo by Jeff BarrettBy Calvin Jensen, USU Eastern Sports Information ContributorLooking to improve on their record-breaking season, the #12 USU Eastern women’s volleyball team did just that; sweeping the competition Friday in Nebraska.The Lady Eagles defeated Sheridan College in the first contest of the two-day tournament. After a long drive and a short night, the Eagles came out with intensity and didn’t slow down in their sweep against the Generals. Each set played out like clockwork with scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 25-16. Outside hitter Kiara Richardson led the team, adding to her #1 position in the nation with 15 kills. Ashlee McUne fed the offense with 47 assists and three aces. Defensively, Alyssa Simmons helped protect the net with five blocks and libero Avery Best stayed on the move with 21 digs.“As a coach, going into the fifth tournament weekend, you get a little nervous about the team’s energy and endurance. We’ve played over 70 sets in five different states so far this season but these players are doing what it takes to be ready for every game; these two competitions were no different. With only a few days at home between tournaments, the team is focused and determined in practice. Many of them are putting time in outside of our daily team practice. Two hours a day is not enough to out-perform the competition and these players understand that,” said head coach Danielle Jensen.Later in the day, the Lady Eagles didn’t skip a beat as their offense was relentless in the first two sets against Trinidad State College. In the third set, the defense came up big for USU Eastern as the Trojans began to gain momentum halfway through the set. That momentum deteriorated quickly thanks to the scrappy, back row defenders who have played a key role in the team’s success this year. The final scores of this matchup were 25-19, 25-12 and 25-19. USU Eastern volleyball has crushed the stats nationally in defense and offense. This game justified their top ranking statistically. Opposite hitter Sunny Perry led in kills with 12. Kahea Nihipali had five blocks on the game with setter McUne adding to her #1 spot nationally with 47 assists. Best had another big showing defensively with 21 digs.When asked about the win, defensive specialist Kennedy Poulton said, “We played really well as one. Our energy, grit and effort came together at the right moment to take a win. We went out ready to play and we left it all out on the court. Our game and this program is based on playing as a family and that really contributed today and brought us two good wins.”After two impressive sweeps on Friday, the USU Eastern volleyball team traveled across state lines to Torrington, Wyo. to complete their final two matches of non-conference play. Saturday did not play out like games past. The Lady Eagles were defeated in both contests of the day by Western Wyoming and Eastern Wyoming Community Colleges.“We would have liked to have had a different outcome as we finished non-conference play but it is what it is. After competing in so many games over a short period of time, I knew that a day like this was possible. We know who we are as a team and the games played today were definitely not us. I could immediately see the fatigue affecting the entire team as we started. They were exhausted both mentally and physically and just couldn’t compete at the level they have over the past five weeks. There are things we learn in every game and we will be back in the gym breaking down those areas we need to improve on. I am so proud of our team and what they have accomplished so far this season,” said Jensen.With a record breaking tournament season behind them, the USU Eastern women’s volleyball team will look to improve on their 19-5 record as they begin SWAC play. This Thursday, they will travel to #13 Salt Lake Community College to take on the Bruins at 7 p.m. On Saturday, they will look for a win against defending national champions College of Southern Idaho at 1 p.m..Both of these conference matchups can be viewed live on the Scenic West Athletic Conference Digital Network or on the USU Eastern Women’s Volleyball Facebook page. read more

Mens Hockey Goaltending takes center stage early in Ohio States season

Ohio State then-freshman goaltender Tommy Nappier covers up a puck during Ohio State’s 4-0 win against Wisconsin on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternGoaltending can make or break a season. Teams with elite athletes between the pipes often find themselves competing for a championship at the end of the year.Ohio State is no exception.Redshirt senior goaltender Sean Romeo was one of the crutches that the Buckeyes relied on during their Frozen Four run last season. He allowed just over two goals per game and had a save percentage of .927, No. 3 in the Big Ten and No 9 in the country, starting 37 of the 41 games Ohio State played.This season, however, has been a different story for Romeo. He’s only started in half of the Buckeyes’ matchups and in his first three games, he allowed 11 goals, saving 81.2 percent of shots sent his way.Though Romeo has improved as of late, pitching three straight shutouts against Colgate, Notre Dame and Wisconsin, a program record, his struggles early in the season paved the way for sophomore Tommy Nappier to step into the spotlight for Ohio State.In the seven games Nappier has appeared in, including six starts, he has only allowed eight goals and holds the best save percentage in the nation at .958, along with two shutouts. While most teams generally put one guy in net for most of their season, associate head coach Steve Miller is familiar with having two dependable players in goal.“I go back to some of our great Denver teams. We were fortunate at times to have two really good guys who push each other, who challenge each other every day in practice,” Miller said. “You know you got to come and got to be sharp every day. You know there’s another guy there doing the same thing who’s playing at a high level, so I think it’s a real big positive for the guys.”Beyond the obvious benefits of having two dependable goaltenders, such as having a backup in case the starter goes down, it means less wear and tear on each goalie as the season progresses.“I feel more rested,” Romeo said. “You know, it’s a lot easier to play one game than two games.”A duo of rested goalies can pay dividends down the stretch for Ohio State come tournament time when other teams don’t have the same depth in net. Splitting starts has already led to a record-setting stretch for Ohio State between the pipes.The lone goal given up by Nappier against Wisconsin broke a three-game shutout streak. Ohio State has only given up three goals and has four shutouts in its past six games. The Buckeyes are also the only team in the nation that has multiple goaltenders with at least two shutouts, leading the NCAA with five shutouts..After Romeo started in almost every game for Ohio State last season, it would be understandable for him to be disappointed after getting his playing time cut in half. But he has taken his reduced playing time in stride and is nothing but supportive of his goaltending counterpart. “I enjoy going to the rink every day, seeing [Nappier],” Romeo said. “Obviously, we’re competing against each other, but there’s nothing bad. When he’s in I’m cheering for him, I think when I’m in he’s cheering for me, I hope so.” Nappier shared Romeo’s sentiments, saying that Romeo helps to make him better every day.Moving forward, there has been no indication from the coaching staff that these plans will change. Barring one goaltender’s play declining as the season goes on, it is expected that they will continue to split starts. Decisions may change, however, as Ohio State nears the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments in the spring. In high-stakes situations, they will have to decide whether to stick with both their hot hands or go with the veteran leadership that Romeo would bring to a squad trying to return to the Frozen Four. read more

More Atlas Copco underground units for Hindustan Zinc in India

first_imgAtlas Copco has won a repeat order for underground mining equipment valued at about SEK 60 million from Hindustan Zinc to be used in the Zawar and Kayad mines in northwest India. The equipment, which includes face drilling rigs as well as loading and hauling machines, will be delivered in 2013. The order was booked in the third quarter. Hindustan Zinc, a company of Vedanta Resources that produces zinc, lead and silver, has been investing in modern equipment to boost productivity from existing and new mines, with a continued focus on environmentally-friendly technology. “We share a valuable partnership with Vedanta, and this repeat order underlines our strong focus on customer satisfaction and ability to deliver products and solutions that boost customer productivity,” said Bob Fassl, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique.On May 21, 2013, Atlas Copco announced it had won a mining equipment order from Hindustan Zinc for use in the Rampura Agucha mine.last_img read more

Balla Balla private iron ore rail line set to go ahead

first_imgThe Board of Rutila Resources has announced that after extensive consultation with the State Government of Western Australia, the company has received approval from the Premier of Western Australia and Minister for State Development, The Hon Colin Barnett MLA, to negotiate on behalf of the Balla Balla Joint Venture a State Agreement. Subject to the Balla Balla Joint Venture receiving a State Agreement, this will enable the construction of a private railway line to service potential iron ore mines in the Pilbara and deliver ore through the proposed Balla Balla port.The company submitted a comprehensive Project Definition Document (PDD) to the Department of State Development (DSD) in September 2014. There remain certain outstanding commercial issues from DSD’s review of the PDD that need to be fully resolved before the proposed State Agreement can be submitted to the parliamentary process. Rutila says it is confident that all remaining issues can be resolved in a timely manner. The company “will commence liaising with the Department immediately to negotiate the State Agreement.”The project will be developed as a State significant project under the Governments Lead Agency guidelines through the DSD. The company and its joint venture partner, Todd Corporation, view this as a significant milestone on the pathway to becoming a low cost iron ore exporter from the Pilbara.FEED is underway, with the appointment of Coffey International which is currently completing geotechnical and hydrological field studies relating to rail and port, BAM Clough for the jetty design, and AECOM which has commenced the rail design. Access and approvals are also significantly advanced with the granting of a section 91 access licence in December 2014. Negotiations with Native Title holders, pastoralists and mining tenement holders are largely complete.Rutila’s Executive Chairman Nicholas Curtis commented: “We are pleased with the outcome of the review by the Department of State Development and ongoing consultation with the Western Australian Government Agencies and look forward to working with the department to advance the project. We recognise that in the current iron ore pricing environment the development of greenfield iron ore projects is challenging, however given the robust economics of this project, notably the low capital intensity,we are confident the project will generate sufficient returns to allow the development of the project.” Todd Corporation’s CEO Jon Young noted: “The Todd Corporation is pleased to receive the support of the Western Australian Premier, The Hon Colin Barnett MLA, in inviting the Joint Venture to negotiate a State Agreement.”last_img read more

NI talks with US diplomat Haass to resume today

first_imgUS DIPLOMAT RICHARD Haass will return to Northern Ireland today after deciding that a cross-party deal on parades, flags and the past can be sealed by midnight on New Year’s Eve.He took to Twitter in recent days to say that he would be returning to Belfast, last night adding that the Belfast talks “merited support”.TalksThe all-party talks are believed to start at 2.30pm today, with one to one discussions with Haass and O’Sullivan scheduled for Sunday.Haass and O’Sullivan left Northern Ireland on Christmas Eve after failing to reach an agreement. Haass had indicated that he would return this weekend if he felt that a deal was still possible.Today it is expected to hand over draft proposals, the fourth set he has produced to representatives of the the North’s five major parties.Yesterday, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams feels that a deal can be struck by the Tuesday deadline, while during the week Táinaiste Eamon Gilmore said an agreement on the issues was “essential”.Writing in the Belfast Telegraph yesterday, Haass said that “compromise is essential” adding “what matters is whether Northern Ireland would be better off with this agreement. We believe the answer to that question is yes — a resounding yes”.Read: Haass talks with NI parties expected to last well into night>last_img read more

Interview The Boston bombings suspects are my neighbours

first_imgPretty soon things just kind of escalated pretty quickly. I woke up and I knew they were chasing the bomber in Watertown, and then I checked on Twitter and addresses started popping up in my area; people saying they think he lives on Norfolk St, and then somebody said he lives at 410 on Norfolk St, and that’s when we all looked at each other and were like wait, that’s down the street.“It went from they’re chasing the bomber in Watertown to, holy crap they might live down the street,” he recalls. As police zeroed in on the Tsarnaev residence, this began to escalate even further.“Right around the time I started thinking to myself you should get your stuff together because they might start evacuating the area… maybe a minute later [at around 8am] they came knocking on the door and told us to get out,” he said.It was scary. We had all expected we were just going to hunker down in the apartment all day because they had told everyone not to leave their houses. That’s scary enough, but to have them come knocking on your door and say you have to leave, it’s not safe here… LIKE EVERY OTHER Massachusetts resident last Friday morning, Eric Grzymkowski woke up in the shadow of the previous Monday’s horrific Boston bombings attack.The twin bombs at the Boston Marathon had led to the deaths of three people and around 180 more people suffering injuries, and the hunt was on to find out who had perpetrated such a senseless crime.But writer Grzymkowski found himself inadvertently drawn into the heat of the events, when it emerged that the two men police suspected had planted the bombs lived just five doors down from him on the quiet Norfolk St in Cambridge.‘Things escalated quickly’Grzymkowski, who lives with two friends, woke up before his usual time of 8.30am when he heard his housemates talking in the living room. “I checked my phone and I had all these text messages: ‘I hope you’re OK’, ‘Don’t go to work today’, – so I knew something was up right when I woke up,” he told police had released photographs of the two suspects, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the previous evening. While Grzymkowski was asleep, the two men had become involved in a police chase that led to Watertown, where Tamerlan, the elder brother, was killed. Dzhokhar, just 19 years old, escaped and was thought to be on the run.The hunt was on to find out more about the siblings – and the trail led to just down the street from Grzymkowski and his friends. EvacuationTo make matters even more frightening, police didn’t know at the time if the brothers had any explosive devices in their home, or if they had booby-trapped the apartment, said Grzymkowski. But the speed of the evacuation – he was wearing his pyjamas and his female roomate was in her bathrobe – meant that they didn’t have too much time to really grasp what was going on.I wasn’t really too worried for my own safety at that point. We didn’t even have enough time to process it.Grzymkowski did not know the Tsarnaevs. “I didn’t recognise them at all – I wish I had, ’cause I could have maybe stopped a lot of the events after,” said Grzymkowski, no doubt sharing the sentiments of other locals. “I had never seen them as far as I knew. Even when they released the clearer pics, I didn’t recognise them at all.”After the police told them to leave their homes, they didn’t get back to Norfolk St for another 14 hours, exhausted after all the activity.They woke up the following morning to a street full of reporters and Bostonians visiting to see where the bombing suspects lived.“What was normally a very quiet st in Cambridge became equal parts police zone and tourist attraction, to a degree.”Moving forwardWill it take Boston long to recover from the last week’s events? Grzymkowski thinks not: “I honestly don’t think it will affect Boston for much longer than the inital immediate aftermath.”Nobody is going to stop doing what they normally do just because someone decided to blow up the Boston Marathon.center_img I think people will get back to normal really quick.Reflecting on the past few days, it’s hard for the Norfolk St residents to believe they lived just doors away from the men suspected of the worst attack in the US since September 11 2001.“It was surreal to know that they were just down the street,” said Grzymkowski. “It goes to show you that everybody is expecting someone who is capable of that type of act to somehow be different or to somehow look like someone who would do that; but obviously you know it could be anybody… anybody is capable of that sort of attack.”He is full of admiration for the authorities that found the suspects so quickly. Dzhokhar is currently in hospital in Boston, while authorities wait to see if he will be well enough to talk to them about their suspicions. “It’s really an amazing feat from the police and the FBI and everybody else who is involved,”, said  Grzymkowski. ”To be able to orchestrate that kind of an investigation that quickly is astounding.”For Grzymkowski, his housemates and Norfolk St neighbours, life is slowly moving on after the initial shock.It was a pretty typical day yesterday and today. And I’m glad, I’m glad that people are able to get back to their lives and aren’t going to sit around watching the news for the next thing to happen.Massachusetts will never forget what happened at the Boston Marathon on Monday 15 April 2013, and Norfolk St residents may not shake the fact their neighbours were the two main suspects behind the attack. But they are determined that their home will return to the calm, safe and friendly place it has always been to them.Read: Authorities unsure if they’ll ever be able to question Boston suspect>Read: Video shows how police found Boston bombing suspect>last_img read more

MedPi 2012 Thomson lance les Xview 1 et 2

first_imgMedPi 2012 : Thomson lance les X-view 1 et 2La marque française va lancer au cours de l’été ses premiers smartphones, le X-view et X-view 2. Ils se placent en milieu de gamme et devraient être peu onéreux.C’est au tour de Thomson de se lancer dans la bataille des smartphones. La firme française compte pour cela sur ses deux premiers modèles : Le X-view et le X-view 2. Les deux téléphones disposent d’un méme écran XXL de 5,3 pouces affichant une résolution de 800 par 480 pixels…Plaçant les X-view sur le même rang que les Samsung Galaxy Note, au royaume des hybrides Smartphones-Tablette tactiles.Thomson X-ViewConcernant le premier smartphone de la gamme, on trouve un processeur tournant à 800 Mhz, une mémoire vive de 512 Mo, et un espace de stockage élargissable via son port pour carte mémoire MicroSD et pouvant atteindre 64 GB.Wifi n, bluetooth, disposant d’une puce A-GPS et d’un capteurs photo de 5 Mpixels, le X-View fonctionne sous Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Mise à jour vers Android 4 prochainement disponible) et intègre une batterie confortable de 2.500 mAh lui permettant de fonctionner pendant deux jours en utilisation régulière.Thomson X-view 2À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Il reprend les même caractéristiques que le premier du nom, à trois différences près : il incorpore un processeur cadencé à 1 Ghz, une mémoire vive qui s’élève à 1 Go, et fonctionne sous Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.Disponibles à la mi-juillet, le X-view devrait coûter aux environs de 300 euros, et le X-view 2 devrait être encore moins cher. Avec de tels arguments en milieu de gamme, Thomson donne un sacré coup de griffe à la concurrence !Le 30 mai 2012 à 19:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ridgefields Country Cafe has new owners

first_imgThere have been a lot of changes at Ridgefield’s Country Cafe, although diners aren’t likely to notice it on the menu. Longtime owner Carrie Dennis and her business partner recently sold the venue that has long operated just off Interstate 5 at Exit 14. The newly re-constructed intersection also has repositioned the restaurant’s site about one block north of the junction, a challenge the cafe’s new owners hope to overcome by attracting patrons to the same home-style menu.New owners Jose Guitron and his wife, Maria Mendez, also own two La Casa Tapatia Mexican restaurants in Woodland and in La Center. But Guitron, 42, said he wants to serve American food for a change.“I’ve been thinking about opening an American-style restaurant for a long time,” said Guitron, who moved to Washington with his family in 1980 from Jalisco, Mexico. He started his first restaurant in Salem, Ore., in 1987.Worked her way upAt around the same time, Dennis purchased what is now the Country Cafe from its original owners, VIP’s, a former chain of restaurants on the I-5 corridor. Dennis had worked her way up to managing the Ridgefield venue since being hired in 1981 to work the graveyard shift, serving coffee and meals to truckers and late-night travelers. Hot fudge sundaes were VIP’s signature menu item.That changed when Dennis purchased the restaurant with business partner Kevin Cameron of Salem, who is now a Republican Representative in the Oregon State Legislature.last_img read more