Video: Softball Player Pulls Off Ridiculously Impressive Bat Trick

first_imgGirl does bat tricks in her backyard.Bat Tricks GirlSoftball, as we all know, is a game of statistics. Here’s an impressive number for you. The below Vine, posted one day ago, has nearly 8 million loops. Why? Because it features an incredible softball bat trick.The girl’s name is Marisa Arriaga, and she hails from Cedar Hill, Texas. She posted the original video back in June, but it’s gone viral the past 24 hours. In the clip, she lifts a bat off of the ground with her foot, bounces it behind her back, kicks the ball off of the tee, juggles it, and then crushes it into the woods. It’s awesome.Bat tricks? pic.twitter.com/M2JqHXR08l— marisa (@marisa_arriaga) June 24, 2015Yeah, I can’t do that. Impressive, to say the least.last_img read more

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Canadians in Silicon Valley reflect on US gun culture in wake of

first_imgWhen Ron Piovesan moved from Toronto to the United States for work in 2001 he never considered the country’s gun culture as a reason to stay home.It was only after he had kids that the relentless headlines about gun violence — like the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students dead and this week’s incident at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. — really started to weigh on him.“These things add up, and I don’t know what the tipping point is, but you get to a point where you think, ‘I don’t want my kids to be scared anymore,’” says the father of two, choking up as he describes how his children have experienced frightening lockdown drills at their elementary school.“It hits you in a much deeper place and a much more profound place when you have kids who are actually in school — and then that problem becomes a lot more real to you.”Still, the 46-year-old tech executive isn’t planning to uproot his family and return to Canada.“For the moment, I’m choosing to stay and try to make a difference in my community,” says Piovesan, who led a successful campaign last year to stop a gun store from opening in San Carlos, Calif., where he lives.It’s a sentiment shared by attorney Dawn Robertson, who moved with her family to San Francisco just over four years ago when her husband Mike Beltzner was hired to work for Pinterest and more recently Facebook.They have not considered moving back to where they previously lived in Toronto, but have become increasingly distressed by the prevalence of shootings in the U.S.“It’s one of those things that even when it happens you still feel like it can’t happen to you,” says Robertson, 41. “But I think certainly since Parkland and most recently with YouTube being close to us, we’re increasingly concerned — as people who can’t vote here — that we’ve got a major public safety issue living here that is suddenly certainly a concern for us and for our children.“It does weigh quite heavily on us. It’s not enough to make us turn around and move but certainly it’s something that does give us pause.”Zoe Kevork, an immigration lawyer and co-president of the Southern California chapter of Canadians Abroad, says gun culture is something that’s frequently overlooked when Canadians consider a move south.“People do think of us as being so similar … we’re right across the border, we watch all the same television, we have so many things in common culturally,” says Kevork.“But you really start to realize there are some significant cultural differences which you probably didn’t expect when you made the move down here.”Kevork, who has lived in the U.S. for 14 years, says she’s still shocked when a mass shooting makes the news, but finds Americans are no longer as shaken as they once were.“I’m happy I still get shocked by it because they’re so acclimatized to it here, it’s just a part of life. The ability to be shocked I think is what makes us Canadian right now,” she says.“We’re a lot more attuned these days to the things that differentiate us as Canadians, whether that’s the gun culture, whether that’s our treatment of refugees or treatment of immigrants generally.”Piovesan says he wouldn’t be surprised if some of the Canadians taking advantage of the great opportunities in Silicon Valley and elsewhere in the U.S., do start to reconsider their options at home.“I do think where a lot of people thought, ‘Oh I’m never going to move back,’ I do think as things appear to get progressively worse in the United States there will be a tipping point for many people where people think it’s not worth it anymore.”last_img read more

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Spicejet to add 5 more 90-seater Bombardier Q400s to its fleet

first_imgMumbai: Budget carrier SpiceJet Tuesday said it plans to expand its regional jet fleet to 32 aircraft by adding five more 90-seater Bombardier Q400s. The move is aimed at augmenting capacity in the domestic markets especially on regional routes, following the near collapse of Jet Airways, which has resulted in massive surge in air fares besides mismatch in demand and supply amid peak travel season. Three of these planes will join the fleet in the next ten days while the remaining two will be inducted by June, SpiceJet said in a statement. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe Gurugram-based no-frills carrier had last week announced dry leasing of 16 Boeing 737-800 NG for the carrier. “As part of our efforts to augment capacity and minimise passenger inconvenience, SpiceJet will induct five more Q400s in addition to the 16 B737s we announced last week,” SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said. The sudden reduction of aviation capacity should in no way hamper air connectivity to the smaller towns and cities of India and as the country’s largest regional operator, SpiceJet will make all possible efforts in this direction, Singh said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe 90-seater variant is part of SpiceJet’s second purchase order for up to 50 Q400 turboprops placed in September 2017 worth USD 1.7 billion. Spicejet has already inducted five planes as part of this order. It also operates a 78-seater variant of the same aircraft. SpiceJet operates 516 average daily flights to 60 destinations, including 51 domestic and 9 international ones. The airline has a fleet of 48 Boeing 737, 27 Bombardier Q-400s and one B737 freighter.last_img read more

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Mens volleyball Ohio State rolls over Saint Francis in straight sets

Then-junior setter Christy Blough (5) sets the ball during a match against Ball State on Feb. 6, 2016.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe momentum kept rolling Friday night as the No. 1 Ohio State men’s volleyball team added another win to its current 29-game streak, this time at Saint Francis University. The Buckeyes won in straight sets 25-23, 25-18, 25-18.The win puts OSU at 6-0 on the season while Saint Francis falls to an even 3-3. The game marks the 30th win for the Buckeyes over the Red Flash in the teams’ 31-game history.OSU has now won 87 of the last 105 sets with a sweep over Saint Francis. The Buckeyes are within striking distance of matching the school record 32-game win streak that was set during OSU’s 24-0 run to end the 1969 season and the first eight games of the 1970 season.Senior opposite Miles Johnson led the Buckeyes in kills with 11, while junior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir had eight kills on 12 errorless attempts, notching a .667 hitting percentage.Senior opposite Jeff Hogan was the Red Flash’s team leader in kills with 13, but had 6 attacking on the night. Redshirt junior outside hitter Stephen Braswell followed Hogan in kills with seven of his own.Neith team in the first set accumulated much of a lead with a total of 15 ties. Eventually, OSU pulled away with kills from redshirt sophomore middle blocker Blake Lesson and junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen, as well as a combined block by Hervoir and Lesson, to seal the deal for the Buckeyes to win 25-23.The Buckeyes thoroughly dominated the second set with a couple timely runs. Five straight points put OSU up 10-5, then a six-point run built the lead to 24-15. Lesson’s kill closed the set at 25-18.After a seven-all start, OSU went on another six-point streak in the third set. The Buckeyes were nearly perfect in their attacking with only one hitting error, swinging at .560 percent. OSU’s offensive efforts were complimented by senior libero Gabriel Domecus’ match high six digs to help the Buckeyes win 25-18.Ohio State plays again Tuesday night in St. John Arena in a Big Ten clash against No. 15 Penn State at 7 p.m. read more

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What OSU football must do to win against Illinois on Saturday

Ohio State flirted with defeating a ranked opponent against Nebraska, but came up empty-handed after a late-game meltdown. Saturday, the Buckeyes will look to upset No. 16-ranked Illinois. Offense I was hesitant to jump on the Braxton Miller bandwagon, but consider my bags packed. Under Miller, the Buckeyes held a 27-6 lead in the third quarter. Offensive coordinator Jim Bollman was dialing up misdirections, play-action passes and seemed to get rid of the “run on first and second down, pass on third, punt and repeat” philosophy. When Miller’s injury forced Joe Bauserman back into the game, the offense ceased to exist. OSU needs a healthy Miller behind center to keep the defense honest. When defenses are preoccupied with Miller’s legs, passing plays and running lanes open. Daniel “Boom” Herron is back this week and Bollman would be wise to feed him the ball. The Buckeyes are 18-1 in games in which Herron has at least 55 yards rushing and 20-3 in games in which he scores a touchdown. Fickell said that Herron will likely be seen on special teams, but he needs to factor in the offense too. Defense The Buckeyes defense picked up where it left off against Michigan State – but only for two quarters. They held the No. 1-ranked rushing offense to just 37 yards and six points in the first half. But in the second half, when the team needed the defense the most, they fell apart allowing 195 rushing yards and 28 points. The defense needs to force turnovers as they did in crucial situations against Michigan State. The Buckeyes forced just one Nebraska turnover, an interception, and that came in the first half. Being on the road again, the Buckeyes will have to fight momentum and the crowd. The easiest way to stop momentum is with a turnover from the defense. Senior defensive end Nate Williams is out for the year, so someone on the defense must step up as a permanent pass-rushing threat. In the disastrous second half against Nebraska, the Buckeyes again went without a quarterback sack. Special teams Fittingly, junior punter Ben Buchanan continues to be the Buckeyes’ best player. He downed a punt inside Nebraska’s 10-yard line as well as pinning the Cornhuskers inside their own 20-yard line twice, including a 55-yard boot. They will need him to help control the field position battle. Drew Basil has been reliable this season, hitting 7-of-9 field goal attempts and leading the Buckeyes in scoring. If OSU has a chance to put three points on the board, they would be wise to take them. If special teams are where Herron makes his appearances Saturday, he needs to make the most of them and provide the team with a spark. As senior offensive tackle Mike Adams showed against Nebraska, this team feeds off of a confident senior player. Coaching The coaches must come up with an offensive gameplan that is operational with or without Miller. As effective as Miller was against Nebraska, the offense cannot depend solely on him. A freshman scrambler is going to get beat around, and if he has to come off the field, the offense must continue to attack. And, if Miller goes down again, the coaches should take a good hard look at third-string sophomore quarterback Kenny Guiton. The Bauserman experiment has been tried, and it has failed – miserably. The offense couldn’t be any less effective under Bauserman. read more

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Mens basketball Ohio Crossroads Classic still a few years away but progress

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann addresses the media prior to leading a team practice on Oct. 4, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann has not been a coach in the state of Ohio for even six months and he’s already trying to make plans for the state’s future in college basketball.Holtmann has twice previously broached the subject of introducing a Crossroads Classic-type event to the state of Ohio.Three years before Holtmann was promoted to head coach at Butler, former Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke helped create the Crossroads Classic, an event in Indianapolis between four of the state’s basketball powerhouses: Butler, Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame.While Holtmann said the event is still “at best case scenario … a few years away from being the reality,” he said he’s made progress talking with the three other schools — Cincinnati, Xavier and Dayton — about the possibility.“I think the first thing is someone takes the idea and runs with it, and then kind of spearheads it and kind of pushes it,” Holtmann said Wednesday in a sit-down interview with The Lantern. “But there’s a lot that has to be done. You have to have obviously four schools that feel like it’s in their best interest and have an interest in doing it and we’re trying to broach that subject with them, but we’re just in the very early stages of those kind of conversations.”LANTERN EXCLUSIVE: OSU men’s basketball head coach @ChrisHoltmann speaks about the potential for a Crossroads Classic event for Ohio. pic.twitter.com/xIZTmN5oU7— Lantern TV (@LanternTV) October 26, 2017In Holtmann’s first year as head coach at Butler, his Bulldogs were ranked No. 23 when they were upset by Indiana on Dec. 20, 2014. Holtmann said that victory by the Hoosiers proved to be a signature win on the Hoosiers’ resume and that it helped propel them to an NCAA tournament berth. The following two seasons, his team was the underdog to No. 9 Purdue in 2015 when the Bulldogs were No. 17, and then again in 2016 to No. 9 Indiana when Butler was No. 18. They won both matches.Even as a ranked team, Butler was always considered an underdog against the other Power Five teams that were in the event.Now at Ohio State, the script would be flipped. The Buckeyes are the flagship school in Ohio, and would be considered the program to beat.Holtmann said whether favorite or underdog, powerhouse or up-and-comer, an all-Ohio event will provide value to any team that comes away with a win. “I think the reality is you have other programs in the state that have been really high-achieving programs,” Holtmann said. “I get why we haven’t played some of those schools in the past, but I also recognize that, I think perhaps if those programs were really struggling programs that wouldn’t be as beneficial for us. I don’t think that’d be in Ohio State’s best interest, but they’re programs that have had success and makes it mutually beneficial.”But before the idea behind the event can become a reality, there are several remaining obstacles left to hurdle for Holtmann.Big Ten teams currently have 18 conference games in their schedule, but a recent change in scheduling will now force teams to have 20 games against Big Ten opponents, leaving only 11 vacancies in the schedule for out-of-conference opponents. There is also the matter of clearing the notion with the other schools involved and figuring out who will play whom.“I think maybe in some ways a fan base may think, ‘Hey, just you can get it together, it’s great for everybody,’” Holtmann said. “But it’s a little more involved than that in the dates, and now we have an increased Big Ten schedule, which is a challenge in terms of finding nonconference games.”There will be plenty of incentive for all teams to get something like this scheduled.The Crossroads Classic drew plenty of excitement among the four programs’ fan bases. Over the past two seasons, Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis was filled beyond its listed capacity of 17,923 with 18,684 fans in 2016 and 19,156 in 2015. Last year, the event featured four ranked teams for the first time in Crossroads Classic history.Holtmann believes if the four aforementioned Ohio teams are able to work out a similar event, the same success will happen in the Buckeye state. “It’s great for the fans. It’s exciting for the fans,” Holtmann said. “It engages them in a way that that time of year when you’re thinking maybe about other things, you have NFL and you have college football, which are great, but it engages them on a Saturday that’s different than obviously conference play.” read more

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Rashford enjoying new found freedom with England

Rashford enjoying new found freedom with England

first_imgMarcus Rashford capped off a superb display for England by scoring the first goal of the game in their 2-0 win over Costa Rica which he felt was helped by a more carefree approachThe Manchester United forward was the star of the first-half at Elland Road on Thursday and scored a stunning 25-yard strike as England secured a comfortable 2-0 win in their final warm-up game heading into the World Cup.Rashford’s Man of the Match performance for England promoted further debate into his role at United, where the 20-year-old has often found himself more restricted under Jose Mourinho.The player himself felt that his carefree approach was what ultimately inspired his performance.“You work on them in training so, when one comes off in a game, it’s the reward you get,” he told ITV.“I’m happy with the game and the result. I feel like we’re in good physical form.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I just tried to play free and enjoy myself. It’s good practice for what we need in the tournament.”Rashford is confident in the progress that the team have made in their training sessions together and has not ruled out the possibility of a surprise World Cup victory this summer.“It means a lot to be involved but going and hopefully playing a major part is my main aim,” he added.“The games are just to showcase ourselves to the fans how far we’ve come. We know in training how far we’ve come.“Anything is possible. We have to go with the highest expectations.”Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck headed in the second goal.last_img read more

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Hazard tips Luka Modric for Ballon dOr award

Hazard tips Luka Modric for Ballon dOr award

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is the best candidate to lift this year’s Ballon d’Or award, according to Chelsea winger Eden Hazard.Modric is enjoying a clean sweep of personal accolades having already won FIFA’s The Best award for 2018 and Best player in the Champions League.And Chelsea forward Hazard believes his World Cup performance and the contribution in Madrid’s Champions League campaign gives him the edge to win the accolade.“I do not think it will be me, I believe Luka Modric deserves it,” Hazard told reporters.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.“There are three or four players who have had elite years, you could say that Raphael Varane deserves it because he has won the two most important trophies, nobody else did.“I would not be lying by saying that I have a case for winning the award too but I seriously believe that Modric will win it.“It would be a deserving reward for his wonderful season in the Champions League and in the World Cup, where he was magnificent.”last_img read more

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Mourinho Neymar must win with Brazil to match Pele

Mourinho Neymar must win with Brazil to match Pele

first_imgJose Mourinho believes Neymar will have to win big with Brazil before he can start being compared to the likes of Pele.The 26-year-old is widely regarded among the top players in the world on the back of impressive spells at Barcelona and now Paris Saint-Germain.Aside from regularly finding the net for both clubs, Neymar has also won league titles in Spain and France along with winning the Champions League in 2015.The Brazilian superstar’s clever little tricks along with his dribbling and playmaking skills have won plenty of admirers and seen him being compared to Pele.The duo both started out their respective playing careers at Santos in Brazil with Neymar even confessing once that he views Pele as a role model.Unlike the three-time World Cup winner, however, Neymar’s sole success on the international stage has come at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.The PSG forward has come up short in Brazil’s last two World Cup campaigns, which saw them lose 7-1 to Germany at home in the semi-final stage in 2014 before being knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals at Russia last summer.Therefore, Mourinho reckons that the talented Neymar still has a long way to go before he can be put on a similar level to other Selecao greats.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…The former Manchester United boss made these comments after Brazilian football magazine, Placar, declared Neymar as Brazil’s best player since Pele.“Neymar is a fantastic talent and nobody can doubt that,” said Mourinho, according to Goal.“He came to Europe and won immediately.“But I think they forgot players that were the best of the world at some point, such as Ronaldo and Rivaldo, just citing two, and I could remember more.“They also came to Europe and were fantastic, but beyond that, they passed through this special situation in a country’s life that is succeeding on the international level.“Neymar will keep fighting to be on Europe’s elite, where he already is, and this [winning with Brazil] will continue to be a dream for him”Neymar is currently recovering from a foot injury that he sustained in PSG’s  2-0 Coupe de France win over RC Strasbourg last month.KAZAN, RUSSIA – JULY 06: Neymar Jr of Brazil goes down injured during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)last_img read more

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TCIs Ifeanyi Otuyonye named Male Athlete of the Year Sports Minister touts

TCIs Ifeanyi Otuyonye named Male Athlete of the Year Sports Minister touts

first_img 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 herolast_img read more

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Week In Review 2428

Week In Review 2428

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 2/6Audio PlayerWEDNESDAY-2619.mp3VmWEDNESDAY-2619.mp300:00RPdPresident Trump “We Need To Govern As One Nation”, Borough Assembly Request BOF Rescind Decision To Move 2020 UCI Meeting, Nikiski Student Among Alaska’s Top Youth Volunteers Of 2019,  Borough Mayor Addresses Road Clearing Concerns Monday 2/4Audio PlayerMONDAY-2419.mp3VmMONDAY-2419.mp300:00RPdConstruction Update On North Road Extension Project, Traffic Stops Leads To Chase Down Swanson River Road, City Of Kenai Looks At Amending Mobile Food Vendor Requirements, Soldotna Accepting Applications For Storefront Improvement Program Tuesday 2/5Audio PlayerTUESDAY-2519.mp3VmTUESDAY-2519.mp300:00RPdCommunity Members Donate To Kenai Animal Shelter, Alaska Takes Top Spot In Gun Related Deaths, Again, KPBSD Continues Push For More Counselors, DOT: Plowing Priorities For State Roadscenter_img Thursday 2/7Audio PlayerTHURSDAY-2719.mp3VmTHURSDAY-2719.mp300:00RPdKenai Fire Training Facility To Be Rented Out To Red Cross, Larry Persily Delivers Reality Check For AK LNG Project, Alaskans Targeted Via Phone And Text Message Scam, Kenai City Council Asks BOF To Rescind Decision To Move 2020 UCI Meeting Friday 2/8Audio PlayerFRIDAY-2819.mp3VmFRIDAY-2819.mp300:00RPdKPBSD Teachers Still Without A Contract, Knopp To Speak At A Joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber Breakfast, DHSS Commissioner Assumes Management Of Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Vote Postponed On Amending Mobile Food Vendor Requirements, Soldotna PD Warns Of Scam Circulating The Local Arealast_img read more

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Halestorm To BTS Hot 2019 GRAMMYs Red Carpet Looks In Photos

Halestorm To BTS Hot 2019 GRAMMYs Red Carpet Looks In Photos

first_img Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Email H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Facebook Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet | Photo Gallery GRAMMY-winning rock band and current nominee Halestorm brought their usual swagger to the carpet with a quartet of edgy black and white suits. Alice In Chains and Bring Me The Horizon were decked out in sleek suits while GRAMMY winner Tori Kelly chose a classic black dress, Lee Ann Womack in a black-and-white dress combo and  Related: Shaggy To Weird Al: 2019 GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony In PhotosSee all the looks you may have missed on the red carpet by checking out the photo gallery.The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/5–8 p.m. PT.Poll: Who Are You Most Excited To See Walk The 2019 GRAMMY Red Carpet? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images From Halestorm to Tori Kelly and Alice In Chains, check out some of the best looks on the 61st GRAMMY Awards red carpetGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 3:29 pm It’s one of the hottest topics every year — the GRAMMY red carpet. This year at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, your favorite artists did not disappoint, from [people to people] and [more people]. H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Twitter Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Photos: 2019 GRAMMYs Red Carpet Round-Up halestorm-bts-hot-2019-grammys-red-carpet-looks-photos Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Prev Next Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet 61st GRAMMY Awards Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Read more Halestorm To BTS: Hot 2019 GRAMMYs Red Carpet Looks In Photos Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? News Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlistlast_img read more

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TMobiles 5G network makes early appearance in New York

first_imgT-Mobile’s 5G network is starting to pop up in New York.  Joan Cros/NurPhoto via Getty Images AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have all either launched or are about to launch their respective 5G networks. One carrier that has been quiet, however, is T-Mobile.  While the self-proclaimed “Un-carrier” has been quiet about its exact 5G launch plans, the first signs of the new network seem to have popped up in New York.  Milan Milanović, who works for Speedtest.net owner Ookla, has apparently been able to get the nascent network up and running on an unlocked Verizon Galaxy S10 5G with a T-Mobile SIM card.  Phones See Galaxy S10 5G’s jaw-dropping real-world speeds Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? 13 Photos Share your voice T-Mobile said last year that New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas would be among the first to get its 5G network. T-Mobile has mmWave spectrum in eight to 10 cities around the country, though it’s not clear where exactly those holdings are.   In addition to mmWave, T-Mobile also plans to launch a wider 5G network on its lower-band spectrum in 30 cities later in 2019. While mmWave is great for high-speeds in urban environments, it struggles when it comes to covering large areas. Phones that support both technologies aren’t expected to be available until later this year (the Galaxy S10 5G only supports mmWave).   The T-Mobile 5G appearance comes as Sprint prepares to launch its first 5G devices on Friday. Sprint uses midband spectrum for its 5G network, which T-Mobile has argued it needs to launch a truly robust nationwide 5G network. T-Mobile is currently trying to merge with Sprint in a $26 billion deal.  “We plan to have 5G nationwide in 2020,” the T-Mobile spokesperson said. “And if regulators approve the merger with Sprint, the New T-Mobile will deliver a supercharged 5G network with exponentially faster speeds and greater capacity than today!” 8:44 Sharing images and videos on Twitter, the results seem impressive with downloads hovering close to 500Mbps. While that’s not as fast as the over-1Gbps speeds CNET’s Jessica Dolcourt experienced when she tested Verizon’s S10 5G in Chicago earlier in May, Verizon’s network has already been live for over a month while T-Mobile’s is still unannounced. When contacted by CNET, T-Mobile repeated its prior stance that it will launch a 5G network when it has 5G phones. “T-Mobile will launch 5G when compatible smartphones are available and ready for our customers,” a T-Mobile spokesperson said. T-Mobile’s initial 5G network appears to use mmWave technology, the same 5G tech used by AT&T and Verizon in their current, respective 5G networks. The similar network tech explains why the unlocked Galaxy S10 5G phone appears capable of tapping into T-Mobile’s 5G network.  AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have all said that they will carry the Galaxy S10 5G this year.  Comments 2 Tags 5G Rumors T-Mobile pic.twitter.com/Zvj1FKRQmP— Milan Milanović (@milanmilanovic) May 28, 2019 Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

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Govt hospitals might hire private doctors at higher or equal salaries

first_imgNew Delhi, India – Patients and their attendants wait outside the Out Patient Department (OPD) at a government-run hospital in New Delhi, India, November 22, 2017. [Representational Image]ReutersThe Union Labour and Employment Ministry is seeking to hire doctors engaged in private practice at higher or equal salaries in a bid to improve public healthcare.According to a government official, the ministry might also allow such doctors shorter working hours and the option of operating from their own clinics, Economic Times reported.The move is likely to increase the coverage of government healthcare facilities for workers enrolled under the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) programme across India apart from countering the problem of shortage of doctors at the ESIC hospitals.This insurance provides medical care and cash benefits in times of illness, maternity, disablement and death due to employment injury to all workers under the Employees’ State Insurance Act. It covers around 120 million beneficiaries.However, at present, the ESIC hospitals do not hire doctors who have graduated from private medical colleges and also the ones who are in private practices which stop many skilled doctors from catering to wider healthcare services.Although in times of shortage, some states and even Centre hire doctors on a contract basis, most of the private doctors refuse to serve because of lower salaries than the market rate even for full-time doctors.According to reports, government hospitals are under pressure due to a rising number of patients, limited infrastructure and personnel. These hospitals generally have a long waiting period, running into days to one consultation. Kolkata, India A doctor examines a dengue fever patient at a government hospital in Kolkata, India, October 31, 2017. [Representational Image]Reuters”There is an acute shortage of doctors and we would like to rope in private doctors to address the issue on a nationwide scale,” said the official cited above.According to the latest data by the Union Health Ministry, the number of doctors at public health centres is about 3,000 less than the desired strength of 25,650 as of March 2017.India requires 65,018 nursing staff at public health centres and community health centres. There is a shortage of 13,194.The requirement of specialists is 22,496 but the shortfall is 18,347.last_img read more

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Which is the worlds busiest airport Delhis IGI among top 20

first_imgHartsfield-Jackson AtlantaLIU JIN/AFP/Getty ImagesAirports are getting busier than ever, and had 6.6 percent more passengers in 2017 than in the previous year. For the 20th consecutive year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has hosted more passengers than any other airport on the planet.According to preliminary 2017 travel data released on Monday by the Airports Council International (ACI), close to 104 million passengers passed through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2017, making it the world’s busiest passenger airport.Beijing (PEK), with 94.4 million passengers (a 1.5 percent increase) holds the second spot and Dubai (DXB) remained in the third position.Dubai International Airport is also the world’s busiest in terms of international passengers. Total passenger traffic at DXB grew 5.5 percent in 2017.The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, operated by the Delhi International Airport Ltd, is also among the top 20. Delhi Airport jumped from 22nd to 16th, solidifying its status as one of the fastest growing airports in the world for passenger traffic. Total passenger traffic in IGI airport grew by 14.1 percent in 2017.”Growing rapidly in relatively short period of time, India is poised to be one of the largest aviation markets in the world in the years to come. With an astounding population base of over 1.3 billion inhabitants, the move towards a more liberalized aviation market coupled with stronger economic fundamentals has helped to awaken the Bengal tiger to become one of the fastest growing markets in the world.ACI’s World Airport Traffic Forecasts predicts that the country will represent the third largest aviation market, in terms of passenger throughput, after the US and China by 2020″ ACI said in a report.”Even with this rapid growth in throughput, DEL was also ranked first in Airport Service Quality for airports above 40 million passengers per annum. The award, which is also shared with Mumbai (BOM), the second busiest Indian airport, is based on a derived score from a battery of passenger satisfaction metrics”, ACI noted.”Calcutta (CCU), Hyderabad (HYD), Bangalore (BLR), Madras (MAA) also ranked among the fastest growing airports in the world. Year-over-year growth of 26.9 percent, 19.6 percent, 12.9 percent and 10.5 percent respectively was achieved in 2017″, the ACI report added.Of the top 20 busiest airports, five airports – Los Angeles, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth and Denver International – are located in the US.ACI report is prepared based on data from more than 1,200 airports worldwide.last_img read more

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Comilla road crash kills minor boy

Comilla road crash kills minor boy

first_imgA minor boy was killed in a road accident at Nurpur in Comilla on Sunday morning, reports UNB.The deceased is Foysal, son of Tipu Miah, a resident of Nurpur area.Police said a speedy truck, fully loaded with sand, knocked down Foysal when he was walking along the road around 9 am, leaving him dead on the spot.The body was sent to Comilla Medical College Hospital for autopsy, said Salauddin Ahmed, in-charge of Chakbazar police camp, adding that pedestrians caught the driver of the truck and handed him over to police.last_img read more

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Rice University to Research Texas Policies Trash Company Pays Millions to Settle

Rice University to Research Texas Policies Trash Company Pays Millions to Settle

first_imgThursday, August 30, 2018Top afternoon stories:GABRIEL C. PÉREZ / KUTRice University will launch the Texas Policy Lab, an initiative to work side by side with Texas’ lawmakers and state agencies.Rice University will research policy making in TexasRice University announced Thursday the launch of its Texas Policy Lab, an initiative to work side by side with Texas’ lawmakers and state agencies to solve some of the state’s most pressing problems.The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is supporting the initiative, which will be officially launched in the fall, with a $6.6 million grant.Social Sciences Dean Antonio Merlo said the lab will provide the executive and legislative branches of the Texas government with information and evaluation results on an ongoing basis.Waste Management to pay $5.5 million for hiring undocumented workersWaste Management has agreed to pay the federal government $5.5 million to settle allegations that it made a practice of using labor in the U.S. illegally.The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Houston said Wednesday that a Waste Management subsidiary employed at least three managers at a West Texas waste site who actively encouraged the hiring of workers in the country illegally between 2003 and April 2012.Homeland Security investigators found 16 such workers at the Afton, Texas, site. At least 100 workers in company records were verified as fraudulently documented or using identities not belonging to them.In a statement, Houston-based Waste Management says it was unaware of the situation until alerted by federal officials. It says the three managers were fired and its relationship terminated with a temporary staffing agency.Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaThis file photo shows a flooded subdivision in the Cypress Creek area during Harvey’s aftermath.UT-Austin researchers to study exploitation connected with post-Harvey constructionScientists with The University of Texas at Austin are exploring ways to disrupt the exploitation of laborers involved in recovery work after natural disasters.The researchers have received a two-year federal grant to study patterns of exploitation and human trafficking connected with post-Harvey construction.UT said in a news release researchers will interview Houston-area laborers about their experiences and working conditions. Sharelast_img read more

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Researchers use parkour athletes to test energy demands of tree dwelling apes

Researchers use parkour athletes to test energy demands of tree dwelling apes

first_img Citation: Researchers use parkour athletes to test energy demands of tree dwelling apes (2016, November 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-11-parkour-athletes-energy-demands-tree.html (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the Universities of Roehampton and Birmingham in the U.K. has found a unique way to measure the energy spent by tree-dwelling apes when faced with gaps in a jungle canopy. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the team describes how they created an artificial canopy and enlisted the assistance of parkour athletes to find out how the different approaches to dealing with canopy gaps compared. 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 Living in the trees can sometimes require the expenditure of enormous amounts of energy, particularly when attempting to move between trees when there is a gap. An ape, such as an orangutan, must size up the situation and make a decision—try to jump, to swing across, or climb down to the ground and then climb up the other tree. Factors at play include the gap distance, fear of falling, estimated strength of the branches and the size of the ape. The researchers wondered if energy expenditure might also play a role—after all, the more energy an ape uses in getting around, the more food it must obtain and consume.Figuring that it was likely impossible to measure the amount of energy being used by real apes in their natural environment the researchers looked for a viable substitute and found parkour athletes.Parkour athletes are people who engage in moving around in urban environments without using any equipment—they jump from building to building, climb walls and do whatever comes to them as they attempt to get from one place to another. Similar in many respects, the researchers noted, to the behavior of apes up in the trees.To test the energy requirements of dealing with canopy gaps the researchers created artificial tree branches from fiberglass poles and vines using ropes and ladders. They then fitted each of 28 athletes with a mask that allowed for monitoring oxygen intake—a measure of energy use. The researchers than had the athletes engage in a variety of activities meant to simulate the various actions an ape might take when faced with a gap.In studying the data, the researchers found that climbing down and back up consumed the most energy by far—the energy requirements for jumping or swinging, on the other hand, were much more complicated. It depended on how stiff the branches were, the distance of the gap, number of sways needed and how big the athletes were.The findings by the team offer some possible explanations regarding why some apes spend more time on the ground than others and perhaps why human ancestors abandoned tree-dwelling altogether. Urban athletes show that for orangutans, it pays to swaycenter_img More information: Lewis G. Halsey et al. Bridging the gap: parkour athletes provide new insights into locomotion energetics of arboreal apes, Biology Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0608AbstractThe tree canopy is an energetically challenging environment to traverse. Along with compliant vegetation, gaps in the canopy can prove energetically costly if they force a route-extending detour. Arboreal apes exhibit diverse locomotion strategies, including for gap crossing. Which one they employ in any given scenario may be influenced by the energy costs to do so, which are affected by the details of the immediate environment in combination with their body size. Measuring energetics of arboreal apes is not tractable; thus our knowledge in this area is limited. We devised a novel, custom-made experimental set-up to record the energy expenditure of parkour athletes tree-swaying, jumping and vertical climbing. The latter strategy was vastly more expensive, indicating that when energy economy is the focus arboreal apes will prioritize routes that limit height changes. Whether tree-swaying or jumping was most economical for the athletes depended upon interactions between tree stiffness, the distance to cross, number of tree-sways required and their own mass. Updated analysis of previous interspecific correlations suggests that whether the relative costs to vertical climb are size-invariant across primate species is complicated by details of the climbing context. © 2016 Phys.org Journal information: Biology Letters Horizontal jumping (a); pole swaying (b); climbing a ladder (c) and a rope (d). Photographs by Lewis Halsey. Credit: Biology Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0608last_img read more

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EPCH launches major initiative to promote mega clusters

EPCH launches major initiative to promote mega clusters

first_imgOver the years, IHGF has played a vital role in promoting India’s handcrafted products internationally. “A major highlight of this edition of the show is EPCH’s initiative to promote different craft clusters such as Narsapur, Bhuj, Bareilly, Lucknow and J&K”, informed Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director of EPCH.The  handmade crochet lace industry of Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh is famous worldwide for its over 300 intricate designs made by the lace makers of this region. A number of Narsapur based exporters are engaged in production of lace products and exporting the same to USA. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Over 200 small and tiny exporters and craftsperson, those who are yet to become exporters, have been invited to display their products in theme pavilion set up on lace and crocheted goods and garden and garden furniture and many other special areas at IHGF-Delhi Fair.  They are displaying crocheted tops, cushion covers, bags, ponchos, skirts, frocks, table mats, lace buttons and sleeves, borders and chunky decorative balls, curtains made from mix of fabric and lace, throws, bed sheets etc.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe products on display in this pavilion are getting lot of attention of the visiting buyers.“The artisans from mega clusters of Lucknow, Bareilly, Bhuj and J&K  are displaying products of Chikankari, zari and zardozi from  Lucknow, jewellery, cane and bamboo and wood carving from Bareilly, Kashmiri wood carving, papermachie and hand embroidered shawls and stoles, Azrakh painting, bell metal art and leather crafts from  J&K”, Kumar elaborated further. Will Fraser and Cole Brown from Velocity Consultancy USA apprised participants about business mentality of the Americans, their needs and expectations.Two more knowledge provider seminars on export opportunities in Latin America through warehousing facility Uruguay and how to safeguard your business from International frauds have been organised today.Cultural programmes being organised by EPCH during IHGF-Delhi Fair are being appreciated and are acting as welcome breaks for buyers engaged in hectic business activity.IHGF Delhi fair staged fashion shows on third day. The products displayed by them were mostly fashion jewellery and accessories.H.E. Maria Teresita C Daza, Ambassador of Philippines in India visited IHGF-Delhi Fair 2015 on third day and got impressed with exquisite designs, styles and colours of Indian products.“Over 4500 overseas buyers have been registered by the 3rd day of the fair”, informed Rakesh Kumar who is also Chairman of IEML.Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), which is the nodal agency for promotion and development of handicrafts, has been organising the Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair for the last 21 years.  IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2015 is expected to generate huge number of enquiries and orders for the Indian handicrafts sector.last_img read more

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Rep Chatfield announces November office hours

Rep Chatfield announces November office hours

first_imgChippewa CountySault Area Chamber of Commerce2581 I-75 Business Spur in Sault Ste. Marie?4-5 p.m. State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours for the month of November. Categories: Chatfield News,News ?Monday, Nov. 21? Emmet CountyGrand Traverse Pie Co.?316 E. Mitchell St. in Petoskey?9-10 a.m. No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to attend. Anyone unable to attend may contact Rep. Chatfield’s office by calling ?(517) 373-2629, via email at leechatfield@house.mi.gov or through his website at www.RepChatfield.com. Mackinac CountyAng-Gio’s Restaurant?232 S. M-134 in Cedarville?2-3 p.m.?center_img Cheboygan CountyChristopher’s Cafe?3725 S. Straits Hwy. in Indian River?11 a.m.-12 p.m. “Since taking office, my staff and I have held monthly office hours in every county throughout the district for 22 consecutive months,” said Rep. Chatfield. “Monthly office hours is a great opportunity for me to stay accessible and anyone is welcome to attend.” His November office hours schedule is: 16Nov Rep. Chatfield announces November office hours ###last_img read more

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