BTIG announced today that it plans to donate more than $5 million to hundreds of charities as a result of its annual BTIG Charity Day.The firm hosted over 80 all-star athletes, models, actors, actresses, musicians, journalists, politicians, business leaders and other cultural icons who acted as guest traders on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Over 300 non-profit organizations will benefit from the 2018 event. Since inception of the event, BTIG has donated more than $45 million to charity.“It was another incredible day at BTIG yesterday. We are thrilled with the record number of celebrity guest traders who volunteered to join us, and humbled by the impressive number of nominated charities, which will benefit from the day,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “It is a tremendous honor to have the continued support of institutional trading clients, our celebrity guest traders and employees worldwide.”“For more than a decade, BTIG Charity Day has helped fund meaningful causes through our donations to nominated non-profit organizations,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BTIG. “We are inspired by the dedication of our celebrity guests and clients worldwide. All of us at the firm look forward to Charity Day as the day we get to give back to so many important child-focused charities.”An impressive group of participating celebrities, each acting as an ambassador for a charity of their choice, joined the firm yesterday. Celebrities who appeared in BTIG’s offices included, Aaron Boone, Adam Klein, Adonal Foyle, Alex Rodriguez, Allie LaForce, Amy Gutierrez, Barry Bonds, Beth Stern, President Bill Clinton, Bill Romanowski, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Bret Hedican, Brian Cashman, Bruce Beck, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chris Johnson, Chris Long, Chris Snee, Chris Wragge, Chuck Scarborough, Curtis Martin, Damon Bruce, Dave Dravecky, David Cone, David Costabile, David Muir, David Robertson, David Tyree, Dellin Betances, Denis Leary, Didi Gregorius, Dominic West, Dominique Wilkins, Eli Manning, Elisa Donovan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Eric LeGrand, Evan Engram, Gary Cohn, Grant Hill, Hannah Storm, Henrik Lundqvist, Jalen Rose, Janice Huff, Jay Wright, Jeff Capel, Jenny McCarthy, Jeremy Affeldt, Joe Girardi, Joe Namath, John Collins, John Starks, Johnny Velazquez, Justin Tuck, Kelenna Azubuike, Khris Davis, Kristin Davis, Lance Thomas, Lawrence Taylor, Leonard Marshall, Lucy Liu, Ludacris, Mariano Rivera, Mark Farrell, Mark Messier, Michael Bloomberg, Mookie Betts, Nick Mangold, Nicky Hilton, Petra Nemcova, Phil Simms, Ralph Sampson, Roger Goodell, Scott Van Pelt, Shaquille O’Neal, Stephanie Ruhle, Steve Buscemi, Ted Robinson, Terrell Owens, Tim Flannery, Tony Gonzalez, Ubah Hassan, Victor Cruz and Walt Frazier.For more information about BTIG Charity Day, visit www.btigcharityday.com.
Nation to NationIndigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott began a two-day emergency meeting on child welfare in Ottawa Thursday by saying she was not there to assign blame.“It is about acknowledging the severity and importance of the crisis and determining how each of us can be part of the solution, part of the urgent need for reform, to keep children and families together,” Philpott told the roughly 340 delegates in attendance.The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) sent its own delegation. It represents 49 First Nations in northern Ontario.NAN Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum put the crisis in her territory into perspective on Nation to Nation.“Since I’ve had this file, which hasn’t been long, compared to the crisis regarding our children, I have found out that we have had six children die in care since January 2014. Six children who were in foster care or a group home,” she said.Achneepineskum also pointed out the long-term harm done to children in care.“They are so disconnected from their family and from their community that they are totally lost,” she said.In Ontario, there are nearly 14,000 children in care.However, Ontario has not kept track of which of those are Indigenous children. It plans to do so starting on February 5.Ontario’s Minister of Child and Family Services Michael Coteau said his province is committed to First Nations control of child care.“First Nations communities never released the authority for others to protect or govern over their children,” he said.However, he doesn’t know when that will happen.As well, Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson appeared on N2N.He talked about a new Senate committee on the Arctic that will start when Parliament resumes next week.Also, he will soon be visiting all 25 communities in Nunavut, to get feedback on everything from food security to oil and gas to development and concerns over the upcoming legalization of marijuana.Patterson said this is being done ahead of Ottawa’s work on a new Arctic policy.“It’s really important that residents of the Arctic have input into the development of this arctic policy by our federal government,” he said.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – In the wake of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embarked on a rare media mini-blitz in an attempt to take some of the public and political pressure off the social network.But it’s far from clear whether he’s won over U.S. and European authorities, much less the broader public whose status updates provide Facebook with an endless stream of data it uses to sell targeted ads.On Wednesday, the generally reclusive Zuckerberg sat for an interview on CNN and conducted several more with other outlets, addressing reports that Cambridge Analytica purloined the data of more than 50 million Facebook users in order to sway elections. The Trump campaign paid the firm $6 million during the 2016 election, although it has since distanced itself from Cambridge.Zuckerberg apologized for a “major breach of trust,” admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect users following Cambridge’s data grab.“I am really sorry that happened,” Zuckerberg said on CNN. Facebook has a “responsibility” to protect its users’ data, he added, noting that if it fails, “we don’t deserve to have the opportunity to serve people.”His mea culpa on cable television came a few hours after he acknowledged his company’s mistakes in a Facebook post , but without saying he was sorry.Zuckerberg and Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, had been quiet since news broke Friday that Cambridge may have used data improperly obtained from roughly 50 million Facebook users to try to sway elections. Cambridge’s clients included Donald Trump’s general-election campaign.Facebook shares have dropped some 8 per cent, lopping about $46 billion off the company’s market value, since the revelations were first published.While several experts said Zuckerberg took an important step with the CNN interview, few were convinced that he put the Cambridge issue behind hm. Zuckerberg’s apology, for instance, seemed rushed and pro forma to Helio Fred Garcia, a crisis-management professor at NYU and Columbia University.“He didn’t acknowledge the harm or potential harm to the affected users,” Garcia said. “I doubt most people realized he was apologizing.”Instead, the Facebook chief pointed to steps the company has already taken, such as a 2014 move to restrict the access outside apps had to user data. (That move came too late to stop Cambridge.) And he laid out a series of technical changes that will further limit the data such apps can collect, pledged to notify users when outsiders misuse their information and said Facebook will “audit” apps that exhibit troubling behaviour.That audit will be a giant undertaking, said David Carroll, a media researcher at the Parsons School of Design in New York — one that he said will likely turn up a vast number of apps that did “troubling, distressing things.”But on other fronts, Zuckerberg carefully hedged otherwise striking remarks.In the CNN interview, for instance, he said he would be “happy” to testify before Congress — but only if it was “the right thing to do.” Zuckerberg went on to note that many other Facebook officials might be more appropriate witnesses depending on what Congress wanted to know.At another point, the Facebook chief seemed to favour regulation for Facebook and other internet giants. At least, that is, the “right” kind of rules, such as ones requiring online political ads to disclose who paid for them. In almost the next breath, however, Zuckerberg steered clear of endorsing a bill that would write such rules into federal law, and instead talked up Facebook’s own voluntary efforts on that front.“They’ll fight tooth and nail to fight being regulated,” said Timothy Carone, a Notre Dame business professor. “In six months we’ll be having the same conversations, and it’s just going to get worse going into the election.”Even Facebook’s plan to let users know about data leaks may put the onus on users to educate themselves. Zuckerberg said Facebook will “build a tool” that lets users see if their information had been impacted by the Cambridge leak, suggesting that the company won’t be notifying people automatically. Facebook took this kind of do-it-yourself approach in the case of Russian election meddling, in contrast to Twitter, which notified users who had been exposed to Russian propaganda on its network.In what has become one of the worst backlashes Facebook has ever seen, politicians in the U.S. and Britain have called for Zuckerberg to explain its data practices in detail. State attorneys general in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey have opened investigations into the Cambridge mess. And some have rallied to a movement that urges people to delete their Facebook accounts entirely.Sandy Parakilas, who worked in data protection for Facebook in 2011 and 2012, told a U.K. parliamentary committee Wednesday that the company was vigilant about its network security but lax when it came to protecting users’ data.He said personal data including email addresses and in some cases private messages was allowed to leave Facebook servers with no real controls on how the data was used after that.Paul Argenti, a business professor at Dartmouth, said that while Zuckerberg’s comments hit the right notes, they still probably aren’t enough. “The question is, can you really trust Facebook,” he said. “I don’t think that question has been answered.”Cambridge Analytica headquarters in central London was briefly evacuated Thursday as a precaution after a suspicious package was received. Nothing dangerous was found and normal business resumed, police said.___AP reporters Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz in London and Michael Liedtke in San Francisco contributed to this story.
Taking place will be demonstrations, food pairings, speakers, games, and music as you sample the region’s best brews.A happy hour session will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with an evening session to run from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.Tickets are $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door and is a 19+ event.Some of the proceeds will support local Rotary projects in Fort St. John.The Liquefied Natural Grains Beer Festival is taking place September 20 at the Lido Theatre.For more information, you can visit the Lido Theatre’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 1st Annual Liquefied Natural Grains Beer Festival is coming this September to the Lido Theatre.The Festival is an opportunity for you to discover your new favourite made-in-Northern B.C. beer.According to event organizers, the event will feature over 24 flavours from nine breweries coming from Fort St. John, Prince George, Quesnel, Valemount, Smithers, and Dunvegan, Alberta.
New York – According to Spain’s famous newspaper El Mundo, the close friendship between Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Moroccan Kickboxing Champion Badr Hari is a “controversial” one.Following Ronaldo’s epic vacation in Marrakech earlier this month, the two friends have expressed their happiness by traveling together and spending a great time in the Red City.Morocco’s ‘Golden Boy’ and CR7 took on to their social media accounts and posted pictures of them enjoying their weekend. The Real Madrid star wrote his first ever post in Arabic to thank Morocco and was smiling in every picture and video from his Moroccan getaway.However, when ‘The People’s Champion’ posted a photo carrying Ronaldo in the poolside, captioned: “Just Married…Always there to pick you up bro,” the Spanish press criticized Badr Hari and called their friendship “controversial.”El Mundo cited Badr Hari’s past, saying that the Moroccan is a man who “threatens” others, is considered “irritable,” “aggressive,” “physically violent.” The Spanish newspaper went on to add that the Moroccan athlete is accused of “attempted murder,” and has an “intimidating” personality described as “because-you-know-who-I-am.”The 30-year-old Champion has never hidden his past and often visits prisons in Morocco to encourage and empathize with inmates. In August, he said at a jail in Kenitra, “I experienced the same thing, I know exactly how you feel but nobody is perfect and to err is human.”“…It’s time to show people that I am not that prisoner anymore […] Never lose hope and tenaciously defend your dream. Never allow others to demoralize you,” he said.The Spanish press forgot to mention that the Kenitra native’s Badr Hari Association and the Badr Hari Foundation made a donation last January to operate on 200 patients in one week, mainly children, women and the elderly.He also donated 200 sheep to needy families during Eid Al-Adha and is funding the expansion of a small school in a poor neighborhood in Kenitra, among other charities funded by him.Morocco’s ‘Golden Boy’ might have erred in the past and paid the consequences, but his present and future deserve recognition.Cristiano Ronaldo seems to appreciate and value his friend regardless of what anybody says.
Rabat – After Morocco’s Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) announced its intention to request a bill to withdraw Moroccan citizenship from Moroccan Jews living in the occupied Palestinian territories, PAM Secretary General Ilyas El Omari met Paris Thursday January 4 with his counterpart in the Federation of Moroccan Jews in France, Simon Skira, as confirmed by Skira to Morocco World News.This move is part of a strategy to “reassure Moroccan Jews who have reportedly expressed their anger over PAM’s announcement which is aimed at opposing US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed region.After the meeting, Skira asserted that El Omari will back down from submitting the bill to the parliament, but did not reveal any further details of their meeting. El Omari had first raised the notion of revoking the citizenship of Moroccans living in Israeli settlements Moroccan Jews had opposed PAM’s suggested bill, calling it “reckless” and urging King Mohammed VI to block the party’s proposal. PAM’s request was allegedly supported by the members of other political parties who oppose normalizing relations with Israel. Aziza Chagaf, a PAM member, said that the decision to submit the controversial bill discussed during a meeting with former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal during his visit to Rabat on December 26, 2017, at the request of the Justice and Development Party (PJD).Edited by Elisabeth Myers
The world must seize the opportunity to invest in the health and education of its youth to reap the full benefits of future economic development or else face a continuation of the sorry state of disparities in which hundreds of millions of people in developing nations lack the most basic ingredients for a decent life, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin said in the foreword of the study.“With planning and the right investments in people now, to empower them to make choices that are not only good for themselves, but also for our global commons, our world of 7 billion can have thriving sustainable cities, productive labour forces that fuel economies, and youth populations that contribute to the well-being of their societies,” he wrote.The UNFPA report – The State of World Population 2011 – notes that the record population size can be viewed in many ways as a success for humanity because it means people are living longer and more children are surviving worldwide. But not everyone has benefited from this achievement or the higher quality of life that this implies.Great disparities exist among and within countries and in rights and opportunities between men and women, girls and boys, as evidenced by the fact that that 215 million women of child-bearing age in developing countries lack access to voluntary family planning, while millions of adolescent girls and boys there have little access to sex education and information on how to prevent pregnancies or protect themselves from HIV.“Our work is far from done,” Mr. Osotimehin said, noting that charting a path now to development that promotes equality rather than exacerbating or reinforcing inequalities is more important than ever. “We must tear down economic, legal and social barriers, to put women and men and boys and girls on an equal footing in all spheres of life.”Of the world’s 7 billion, 1.8 billion are young people between the ages of 10 and 24, he noted. “Young people hold the key to the future, with the potential to transform the global political landscape and to propel economies through their creativity and capacities for innovation.“But the opportunity to realize youth’s great potential must be seized now. We should be investing in the health and education of our youth. This would yield enormous returns in economic growth and development for generations to come.”One of the report’s authors, Barbara Crossette, who carried out field reporting from the slums of India to the barren steppes of Ethiopia, discounted the birth of the world’s 7 billionth inhabitant as symbolic.“The figure of 7 billion is really irrelevant to many people, and most of all to women in the developing world where seven pregnancies is a much more significant number… They [women] have really been let down in many ways by the world,” she told a news conference in New York, stressing that some governments are not supporting of family planning and other efforts. 26 October 2011With the world population projected to reach 7 billion in five days’ time, actions taken now will decide whether the future will be healthy, sustainable and prosperous or marked by inequalities, environmental decline and economic setbacks, according to a United Nations report issued today.
This year the biggest positive surprise in Women’s Champions League this year is Itxako Reyno de Navarro. On the way to final they managed to go over teams like Gyor, Valcea, Buducnost, Krim… Carmen Martin (22), the right wing of the Spanish champion and the National team (Silver medal at the European Championship 2008), spoke to Balkan-Handball.com.BH: It is your first season in Itxako and the team beat Gyor and surprised everyone, what was the secret of your success?CM: Yes, my first season here, and I’m glad part of the team, and that the team is playing as one. Against everyone we played we were not the favorites, including Gyor. I hope this will be the move forward for Spanish handball, and following male handball, wome’s handball in Spain will make big progress too.BH: Itxako plays with great self-confidence. What is this due to, and what was the hardest match so far in the Champions league.CM: Probably the hardest match was the group phase, where I played for the first time in the Champions League. As for the self-confidence, it derives from the fact that the team plays with all 15 players, not just 7-8 players that carry the game.BH: In the final you play against Larvik. What are your expectations, and is it a plus that the second game is played at home in Spain?CM: We know Larvik, it is a great team with many great players that have huge experience. But if we want to win, we will have to do as we did so far, playing very good defence. I don’t think that the second match at home is a great and decisive factor, even though many of the fans and my co-players will agree that it might prove important.BH: How is important to you the support from the fans, and do you have anything to say to the handball fans that follow Balkan-Handball.com ?CM: The fans are very important to us, and it’s them that help us in the hard moments during the games. I hope they have great time at our games and we will try our best. I didn’t know Balkan-handball.com existed, but from now on I will follow it, and I’m glad that there are people that greatly appreciate women handball.* The first final match is to be played on May 7th at 16:45 in Norway. The return match is one week later, on May 15th at 19:45. ← Previous Story IHF believes in Ex-Yugoslavia – Four WC’s in three years! Next Story → WCL: Larvik with +2 to Spain
Welcome to Geek.com’s latest installment of obscure extreme sports! In this episode we’ll be covering extreme sledding, part of the motorsport genre within the larger family of Darwin Award-worthy sports.To take conventional sledding to the extreme you don’t need a mountain, halfpipe, or even an abandoned building, you just need a a sled, some snow, and a fast vehicle whose driver isn’t looking backwards very often. In the case above a French SNCF train was used, along with a sled that was able to ride between the tracks. The rider seems to have attached a rope to the train when it slowed down at a station and then ridden behind it–somehow without incident–until they got to the next station. A few friends of his were nice enough to ride alongside and film the event.As incredibly unsafe as this is, it seems relatively tame during the video. I have no doubt that the rider should have been scared out of his wits considering that an errant railway tie would have meant his almost certain demise, but I doubt a DIY bungie jumper would have even broken a sweat. In fact, this would probably seem like pleasant way to commute compared to that or flying inches from a cliff face in a wingsuit.via Devour
While most Americans will have to wait just a little bit longer to get their hands on Samsung’s latest flagship, in various parts of the world the device has been out for almost a month already. We gave you a brief look at the Galaxy S3 at CTIA but I managed to persuade a friend of mine here in the UK to give me a few hours of playtime with the one he’s just bought so here are my thoughts on the device (spoiler alert – it’s pretty special). Keep in mind, this is the Exynos-powered UK-edition. Geek.com has a US model as well that we’ll be covering in the future.HardwareI was incredibly surprised by the build quality of the S3, even with all its plastic it still manages to feel very premium, even more so than the Galaxy Nexus. I find myself loving the hardware button — it mirrors the contours of device and looks great. I’m not a massive fan of the menu and back buttons but that can’t be helped with a physical home button unless you’re willing to do it wrong, like HTC. Having the physical buttons also leaves much more of the massive 4.8-inch screen for consuming media.When I first got my Galaxy Nexus I thought the screen was huge and that I would never need a bigger screen but I actually found myself jealous of the S3’s screen. Even though both the Galaxy S 3 and the Nexus have 1280×720 HD Super AMOLED screens and the Nexus has a greater amount of pixels per inch somehow the S3s screen appeared better but I couldn’t quite put my finger on why. It’s also not much bigger height and width wise in comparison to the Galaxy Nexus and is actually thinner.BatteryDespite being thinner than the Nexus, Samsung have managed to fit a whole extra 250 mAh (350 over the GSM version) into its battery and this makes all the difference. When I checked the battery usage, the phone had been off charge for 13 hours and 40 minutes, the screen had used up 39% of the depleted battery on medium brightness and the phone still had 24% remaining. On the Nexus I usually get about 2 hours of screen on time at a low brightness before I need to connect a charger.If the battery still isn’t quite enough for you, Samsung have have provided a power saving feature which limits the CPU, uses a low power level for the screen, changes the background color (only in email and browser, strangely) and turns off haptic feedback. Changing the background color seems to just reduce the white on the background of web pages, not quite the dramatic effect I was expecting.GesturesSamsung have implemented some simple gestures for common tasks that can be activated under the ‘Motion’ heading in the settings page. My favorite is the palm swipe to take a screenshot. All you do is swipe your palm (I find the side of your hand is the easiest way to perform the gesture) across the screen, moments later you see a white line sweep across the screen kinda like the light you see escaping from a document scanner and the notification for the saved screenshot then pops. I was surprised at how well this worked, I expected that when I moved my palm across the screen that it would cause the home screen to move or to pan the current web page thus creating a screenshot of something unexpected but it worked perfectly and is much cooler than pressing the home and power buttons together.Another gesture is tilt to zoom, whilst reading a web page you can simply tilt the phone back slightly and the page zooms in, tilt the phone towards you and it zooms back out. Then there’s the palm touch, which is stated that when you touch your palm to the screen the current media playing will pause. By media I assumed this would include YouTube videos, sadly it did not, it did however, work on music playback.The direct call gesture is a nice touch, if you have a contact currently displayed on screen you can simply lift the phone to your ear and it will begin to call them, it also works in a thread in the stock SMS app. Likewise if you’re scrolling through your contacts list you can swipe left on a contact to send them an SMS or swipe right to begin calling them.S VoiceI was excited to try S Voice as I hadn’t had much experience with Siri and last I checked the current Android alternatives weren’t much to shout about. I love the UI of S Voice with the carbon fiber looking background, unfortunately that’s where my love of S Voice stopped. The first query I tried was ‘What’s the weather like today’ which worked perfectly, I then tried to ask ‘What’s the greatest smartphone in the world’ which it completely misunderstood. I thought, well that’s alright, I do tend to mumble, so I tried again, this time I was greeted with a network error even with great signal as can be seen in the screenshot above. All subsequent attempts garnered network errors and even one server error, I gave up in the end.TouchWizA complaint I have with TouchWiz is with some of the replacement stock apps, to me they aren’t as nice as the stock ICS ones, especially the contacts/people app. They seem to be using the design guidelines from before ICS although this isn’t such a big deal as they don’t have to fit in with the stock launchers Holo theme, maybe they would actually look out of place if they took on the new design guidelines. It does however make them look out of place with some of the ICS optimized apps coming through the Play Store currently. Some of the TouchWiz apps are actually extremely similar to their stock counterparts, the Gallery app for example seems to be exactly the same except for the Action Bar at the top.A minor issue I have with the stock browser is that it has it’s own brightness settings, it took me forever to work out why the screen was dimming whenever I opened the browser, for some this will be a great added feature but for me it seems a little strange, if the device were mine however, I’d be replacing the stock browser with Chrome Beta anyway.For all Samsung’s work on polishing TouchWiz and creating a great user experience one blindingly obvious mistake they made was with homescreen folders. For some ridiculous reason you have to press menu on the homescreen, tap create folder and then drop the apps you want into said folder. You can’t just drop an app on top of another to create a folder like in stock ICS which seems a really obvious thing to overlook.As I was flicking through the available widgets there was one named “Videos”, intrigued I placed it on the home screen, I was then asked to choose a video from the gallery, which I did and the widget was placed. It was a screenshot of the video with a play icon in the center, I clicked play and expected the video to start playing within the widget which it didn’t. It opened up the video player and played from there, who needs access to a video so frequently and quickly that they need a widget on their home screen? Also the pop out and overlay feature of the videos is certainly a wow factor but I couldn’t see myself ever using it, I would rather pause it and quickly take care of whatever it was that required me to move away from full screen video enjoyment.One last little part of TouchWiz that I like is some of Samsung’s own live wallpapers, specifically the news one. You simply choose your location and news topic (top stories, politics etc.) and the live wallpaper shows various headlines of your chosen topic. It looks incredibly cool and polished but if you’re someone who has a cluttered home screen then ultimately it becomes pointless as you won’t be able to read the headlines or touch them to open up the news article. There’s also a similar wallpaper for stock market information.Final ThoughtsTouchWiz is by far one of the best custom skins to land on Android, I never thought I’d say this but I wouldn’t be apposed to using this over stock, for a while at least. I’ve never owned a smartphone that wasn’t running stock Android but there’s something about TouchWiz on the S3 that makes me contemplate not getting the next Nexus and waiting for the S4. Perhaps it’s the smoothness that Samsung have instilled throughout the OS that brings it more inline with the smoothness of iOS or the inclusion of some of the features you only get on a stock device by flashing something like CyanogenMod (power controls in notification bar or expandable number of home screens, etc.). Either way Samsung have created a truly great experience through the combination of their excellent hardware and amazing software.
Auntie Fannie adventure well received in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:angelo garland, Deputy Premier Akierra Missick, Ifeanyi Otuyonye, Male Athlete of the Year, US Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jun 2015 – The Turks and Caicos recently recorded a new long jump National record thanks to young Ifeanyi Otuonye, and quite significantly the college student set a new indoor record for the triple jump and was named by the US Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association as the mid-west Field Male Athlete of the Year. In her ministerial statement, Deputy Premier Akiera Missick congratulated Otuoyne on the feats as she announced that Akia Guerrier has qualified for the World Youth Track and Field competition which will be held next month in Colombia. It was also revealed that a team of primary schoolers will represent the TCI at the Caribbean Primary School Competition within the second week of July and came the announcement of the September UK Territory Games; it was not revealed who will represent the country at that track & field meet but local trials were organized by the TCAAA and said to be supported by sprinter, Angelo Garland. Delano Williams of Grand Turk, Bronze Medalist at IAAF Recommended for you Awardees, includes a true to life TCI hero
Pranab MukherjeeChittagong University will honour visiting former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee with a Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) on Tuesday through a special convocation ceremony, reports UNB.The university has taken the decision at its 52nd syndicate meeting recently.He will leave for Chittagong by a special flight in the morning, said an official.The former Indian president is also scheduled to visit two dormitories-Surya Sen and Pritilata-during his visit and will deliver a speech for the teachers and students, university sources said.Pranab, according to his programme schedule, will visit ancestral home of Masterda Surya Sen, an influential leader of Indian independence movement against British rule, at village Noapara in Raozan upazila of Chittagong to pay homage to Surya Sen.Pranab, who served as the 13th president of India and now enjoying his retired life by reading books and writing diary, will meet president Abdul Hamid on Wednesday evening.President Hamid will host dinner in honour Pranab at Bangabhaban.The former Indian president will leave for New Delhi by Jet Airways at 10:20am on Thursday.
Blazars are members of a larger group of active galaxies that host active galactic nuclei (AGN). They are powerful sources of emission across the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to very high-energy gamma frequencies. Their characteristic features are relativistic jets pointed almost exactly toward the Earth.Located some 900 million light years from the Earth, BL Lacertae is the prototype of the BL Lac objects—a type of blazar showcasing lower power jets and higher Doppler factors than other blazars. BL Lacertae is known for its complicated, long-term behavior and previous studies suggested that it shows quasi-periodic variability in optical and high-energy gamma-ray bands.The first detection of VHE gamma-rays from BL Lacertae was made in 1998, and to date, few gamma-ray flares has been observed from this blazar. Now, a team of over 100 astronomers led by Victor A. Acciari of the University of La Laguna, Spain, reports the finding of another flare from BL Lacertae, exhibiting fast variability of gamma-ray flux. The new flaring event was detected on June 15, 2015 by the MAGIC system.”The MAGIC telescopes detected a fast very high-energy (VHE, E > 100 GeV) γ-ray flare from BL Lacertae on June 15, 2015. (…) In this paper, we present the MAGIC VHE γ-ray data together with multiwavelength data from radio, optical, X-rays, and HE γ rays from 2015 May 1 to July 31,” the researchers wrote in the paper.According to the study, the June 2015 flare had an energy of over 100 GeV, a maximum flux of approximately 1.5 x 10-10 photons/cm2/s and halving time of about 26 minutes. The astronomers added that the multiwavelength behavior of BL Lacertae observed with MAGIC and other telescopes during the three months (May to July 2015) was rather similar to the behavior typically observed in this source during high flux states.The researchers noted that The fast VHE gamma-ray flare was not accompanied by a significant brightening in gamma-ray, X-ray or optical bands. This conclusion is based on the observations of the blazar from the same day in all of these bands. Trying to explain the fast variability of VHE gamma-ray flux in BL Lacertae, the scientists tested three models, but they were unable to choose the most plausible one.”The interaction model is preferred, as it matches the observed repeating multi-wavelength patterns best, but in our simple blob-in-blob model it gives the worst description of the γ-ray band data,” the paper reads.Therefore, Acciari and colleagues suggest further observations of BL Lacertae during VHE gamma-ray flares with strictly simultaneous optical and X-ray high cadence data, as well as intense long-term monitoring of this blazar, regardless of its VHE gamma-ray state. Daily light curve of the VHE γ-ray emission from BL Lacertae above 200 GeV between June 15 and 28. 2015. Credit: Acciari et al., 2019. © 2019 Science X Network More information: MAGIC Collaboration. A Fast Very High Energy γ-ray Flare from BL Lacertae during a Period of Multiwavelength activity in June 2015. arXiv:1901.01733 [astro-ph.HE]. arxiv.org/abs/1901.01733 Luminous gamma-ray flare detected from the blazar DA 193 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Using Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) telescopes, an international group of astronomers has detected a fast, very high-energy (VHE) flare from the blazar BL Lacertae. The finding is detailed in a paper published January 7 on the arXiv pre-print repository. Citation: Fast, very high-energy gamma-ray flare detected from the blazar BL Lacertae (2019, January 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-fast-high-energy-gamma-ray-flare-blazar.html
<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/299fb/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Cathay Pacific turned the tables on Virgin Atlantic last week, accusing the rival carrier of price fixing on the London-Hong Kong route.The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said on Thursday that, after a three-year investigation, it had “issued a statement of objections alleging that Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic have infringed competition law in relation to passenger services on the London to Hong Kong route”.It revealed that Cathay Pacific had handed over evidence to the OFT which showed its participation in cartel conduct as well as Virgin Atlantic’s. However, under OFT’s leniency policy Cathay Pacific is immune from any penalty as long as it continues to co-operate, whereas Virgin faces a million-dollar fine of up to £250 million.According to Sky News, the alleged infringement occurred between September 2002 and July 2006 where an average 1.2 million passengers were carried and worth about £1.2bn annually at the time.It is also alleged that employees from the two airlines held meetings, with the aim of “co-ordinating the parties’ respective pricing strategies regarding passenger fares through the exchange of commercially sensitive information on pricing and other commercial matters”. OFT senior director of cartels and criminal enforcement Ali Nikpay said the two airlines would now have an opportunity to respond to OFT’s proposed findings before they decided whether competition law had been infringed. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L
The Arizona Cardinals released safety Harlan Miller and defensive tackle Peli Anau on Wednesday, the team announced.Miller, a 6-foot, 182-pound safety out of Southeastern Louisiana, was the team’s 2016 sixth-round pick (205th overall).In his first two seasons as a pro, the 23-year-old appeared in seven games with Arizona, accumulating 13 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.Miller played in five games in 2017 and recorded six tackles during the Dec. 31 season finale against the Seattle Seahawks. As a rookie, he made two appearances and in the last game of the year took an interception back for a 52-yard return as Arizona beat the Los Angeles Rams, 44-6. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 2 Comments Share Harlan Miller (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Related LinksCardinals’ Rosen, Kirk make NFL.com’s early 2018 All-Rookie TeamCardinals expected to receive seventh-round compensatory 2019 draft pickAnau signed with the Cardinals on Oct. 16 and joined their practice squad. The 24-year-old did not appear in a game for Arizona as a rookie last season.The 6-foot-3, 250-pound tackle attended Horizon High School in Phoenix and went undrafted after playing at Northern Arizona. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
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