10 months agoMan Utd legend Robson praises caretaker Solskjaer


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Robson praises caretaker Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Bryan Robson has sung the praises of caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Robson has been with the squad for their warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week and praised the way Solskjaer is getting the best out of them.“Since he’s come into the club he’s been really positive with what he’s been saying and the way he wants the team to play,” said Robson.“The atmosphere seems to be really upbeat around the squad and they’re enjoying the type of work he’s doing. “Obviously, winning five games on the bounce is great for confidence and put a smile back on everyone’s faces.” last_img read more

5 days agoBarcelona coach Valverde pleased with De Jong after victory over Eibar


first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde pleased with De Jong after victory over Eibarby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was happy with Frenkie de Jong’s performance after victory over Eibar.De Jong played a key part in the victory and was applauded off by the home fans when he was substituted.”He’s having a great start to the season,” Valverde said about the midfielder.”We’ve seen that he gives us a lot for the strength that he has, as much in attack as in defence.”This is why the crowd recognised him.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Expo gives small business tips


first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – About 1,500 people are expected to attend the Small Business Calgary Expo Thursday.It features 150 exhibitors and is billed as Alberta’s largest business to business expo.There are two keynote speakers: Kristen Wood, founder and CEO of The Ten Spot, and Justine Barber, co-founder of Poppy Barley.On the Digital Tools Stage, 15-minute rapid-fire sessions are designed to give tips on how to transform and grow a business.The expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BMO Centre.last_img read more

Another step forward towards a Community Foundation


first_imgThe creation of a Community Foundation is listed as a 2019 initiative in Council’s Strategic Plan.Mayor Lori Ackerman shared, right now the city spends a significant amount on ‘Grants in Aid’ and permissive tax exemptions.  When the Community Foundation (CF) is established, the funding could come from the CF rather than our operating budget.As the community grows, so too are the requests for assistance.  A CF can determine its ability to fund based on its revenues from the fund’s investments and accommodate the decisions year-round rather than a once a year budget, shared Mayor AckermanCLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City Council approved $165,751.00 towards the development of a Community Foundation (CF) from surplus 2019 C5 project funds.On Monday, September 9th, 2019, Council awarded the bid for a Community Foundation to KEA Canada Ltd of Canmore, Alberta.On August 27, 2019, city staff met to review submitted proposals which were reviewed against a scoring matrix, which included Company Overview, Project Team and Experience, Methodology, Project Plan, Schedule, and Fees.last_img read more

Longest cyclone in Bay of Bengal


first_imgCyclone Fani was the longest-lived cyclone in the Bay of Bengal ever observed. The elongated time period of the storm went on for 11 days in the sea and land put together. What made it even more surprising was the fact that it had formed in the pre-monsoon season, that too in April. We had started observing it as soon as it formed in the equatorial Indian Ocean as a low-pressure area. At first, we were tracking it with the help of imagery from Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) SCATSAT-1 satellite, which gave us its exact location once every day. It also informed us on the direction and intensity of winds close to the ocean surface. Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacyThis information was fed into two of our ocean-atmospheric coupled simulation models which then forecast the prospective track and intensification of the cyclone. When our simulation confirmed that the storm is becoming severe, we alerted all the state authorities like disaster management officials and also the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. When the storm transformed into a cyclone we started directly alerting the district administration, which then started provisioning and storing essential supplies. Also Read – The future is here!Our doppler weather radar at Chennai was the first to image half of the cyclone which gave us more information about its various parameters and then once it came further the radar at Machilipatnam was able to see the entire cyclone for the first time. Our forecasts became better after this. Throughout the life cycle of the cyclone, five doppler radars at Chennai, Machilipatnam, Paradip, Gopalpur, and Kolkata kept a watch on the cyclone at one time or the other. This happened for the very first time and helped us with the frequently changing track of the cyclone. By April 30, 2019, we were clear about the fact that the cyclone will move towards Odisha and make landfall. This information was sent to the authorities on the ground through bulletins every three hours, emails and WhatsApp groups. Different sets of officials have different WhatsApp groups and the alerts are sent to all these groups. Just 24 hours before landfall the bulletins were issued every hour until the actual landfall.(The author is the Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department)last_img read more

US hails courageous decision by Syrian opposition to attend GenevaII


first_imgWASHINGTON- “By voting to go to Geneva II with a mission to negotiate an end to the war, the opposition has chosen a path that will ultimately lead to a better future for all Syrians,” says top US diplomat.US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed the decision by an umbrella Syrian opposition group to participate in next week’s peace conference in the Swiss city, Geneva.“This is a courageous vote in the interests of all the Syrian people who have suffered so horribly under the brutality of the Assad regime and a civil war without end,” he said in a written statement. An international conference, the so-called “Geneva-II”, to find a political solution to the longstanding conflict in Syria is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Montreux, Switzerland.Brokered by the US and Russia, the conference is set to bring both sides of the major conflict together, as the main opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, agreed to attend on Saturday after months of reluctance to commit.“By voting to go to Geneva II with a mission to negotiate an end to the war, the opposition has chosen a path that will ultimately lead to a better future for all Syrians,” Kerry said.Reiterating US’ support to the Syrian opposition, Kerry demanded “an end to the regime’s SCUD missiles, barrel bombs, and horrific weapons used against civilians.”More than 100,000 people have been killed in three years of conflict which also internally displaced more than 6.5 million people. Over two million are now registered as refugees in neighboring countries, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.last_img read more

Germany unhappy with Ozil


first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low is understood to be unhappy with Mesut Ozil’s work-rate during their training sessions as they prepare for the defence of their World Cup, reports FazThe playmaker is expected to play a prominent role for Germany in this summer’s World Cup in Russia and will likely play for the national side in Saturday’s friendly against Austria after missing Arsenal’s final Premier League games this season due to a back injury.But reports in Germany have emerged that Low is feeling frustrated with Ozil’s lack of application at the team’s training ground in South Tyrol.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“We expect him to challenge himself in training to build up his resilience. Mesut is always receiving treatment,” said assistant coach Bernd Schneider.Ozil was heavily criticised for his lacklustre performance in Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid and provoked further frustration among the club supporter’s after missing Arsene Wenger’s final games in charge.The 29-year-old signed a new deal with the Gunners back in January for a reported £350,000 per week salary.last_img read more

French media Tottenham considering a bid for Adrien Rabiot


first_imgTottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering entering the race for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien RabiotThe France international has featured in all five of PSG’s Ligue 1 games this season.But Rabiot has less than 12 months remaining on his current deal at the Parc des Princes and appears increasingly unlikely to sign an extension.The 23-year-old has already allegedly attracted the interest of Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Although now Paris United claim that Spurs are considering making an approach for Rabiot in January.The Lilywhites failed to sign a single player in the summer transfer window and, on the back of two consecutive losses, manager Mauricio Pochettino is considering whether to bolster his squad options at the start of 2019.Rabiot would also serve as an ideal replacement for midfielder Mousa Dembele, who is expected to leave North London this summer once his contract expires.PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has already made it clear though that he intends to do everything he can to keep Rabiot at the club.last_img read more

Wilmington Boy Scouts Troop 136 To Hold Car Wash On September 8


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington’s Boy Scout Troop 136 is holding a Car Wash fundraiser this Saturday, September 8, from 8am to 1pm, at the Friendship Lodge (32 Church Street).All proceeds will benefit the McLaren family of Wilmington. On July 30, Tom McLaren was injured in a motorcycle accident on his way to work on Route 128. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries. Tom’s family includes his wife Wanda, and his two children, Leila and David. David is a member of Troop 136.For those who are out of town and unable to attend, a GoFundMe was set up by friends of the family at http://www.gofundme.com/support-for-the-mclaren-family. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly to the family for living and medical expenses.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the American Legion/Boy Scout Troop 136.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTOS: Wilmington’s Boy Scout Troop 136 Holds Car Wash Fundraiser For McLaren FamilyIn “Photo of the Day”Cub Scout Pack 136 Announce Pumpkin Sale, Haunted Trail Walk & Haunted House FundraisersIn “Community”PHOTO: Wilmington’s Frank West Jr. Honored As American Legion’s Mass. Eagle Scout Of The YearIn “Photo of the Day”last_img read more

drawthisinyourstyle How Instagram got inspired by a woman holding a key


first_img Tags Post a comment Share your voice Instagram 0 Online Jo Rioux’s Instagram drawing is beguiling. A mysterious woman holds a key. She’s surrounded by ghostly hands. Her eyes are open wide. In surprise? Shock? Fear? Rioux, an author and illustrator based in Ottawa, first posted the drawing as part of the #drawthisinyourstyle hashtag. Jo Rioux #Drawthisinyourstyle is an Instagram phenomenon. A popular art exercise in which artists take each other’s drawings and redo them in their own style, it’s evolved into a worldwide art conversation that’s currently 720,000 posts deep. Images that kick off a #drawthisinyourstyle challenge are often quirky — a girl with giant anime eyes and yellow boots crouching under a pink umbrella, a woman with bangs and an hourglass figure standing in front of giant circular leaves. There’s usually something distinctive about the original drawings, some striking props or features. Artists apply their own touches, and a whole new universe is born. David Sierra Listón, a children’s illustrator based in Madrid, saw Rioux’s drawing and instantly fell in love with it.”I felt like her illustration … was telling a story,” Listón said.Listón drew it in his style, adding his version to what’s now a mind-blowing pile of more than 5,000 iterations of the key-holding Victorian lady Rioux first put out into the Instagram universe on Jan. 13.As far as these challenges go, that’s a lot.Scroll through the posts tagged with #joriouxdrawstyle (the hashtag Rioux made to corral versions of her drawing). You’ll find drawings faithful to the original and others that opt for the abstract. At times, the woman looks vacant or desperate. Hands claw at her hair and her dress. Other times, she looks like she could wield supernatural powers. The hands can be comedic antagonists, poking her or giving her rabbit ears. In one version, the woman is a cat entranced and tangled in yarn. The creations amount to thousands of little windows into the internet’s creative subconscious, letting viewers in on the darkest, funniest, quirkiest tendencies of the Instagram art community. Getting handsy Rioux’s mysterious Victorian woman, with her cryptic, wide-eyed expression, grew out of a sketch she did in October 2017 during InkTober, a monthlong challenge in which artists post ink drawings online. Upon looking at the sketch again, Rioux said it reminded her of the story of Bluebeard, a folktale about a man who kills his wives. After he marries his eighth wife, he gives her a key and tells her she can go anywhere in the house she wants except one room. Eventually, she enters that room and discovers the bodies of the seven previous wives, drops the key in blood, and thanks to a pesky enchantment, can’t clean the key to hide what she’s done. Bluebeard will find out. For Rioux, the hands in the drawing are those of the murdered wives, and the look on the woman’s face the realization of what her fate might be. Those mysterious elements — the hands, the key, the face — proved to be part of what attracted the attention of illustrators from places including the US, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and France. “I felt like I could change it a bit and make it my own,” said Jordan Stewart, who works at a graphic design agency in Provo, Utah. Stewart likes drawing fantasy characters, and he’s got a sense of humor about them. In his variation on Rioux’s illustration, the woman isn’t consumed by an impending horror. She’s about to take a giant bite out of a cheeseburger. Style and substance Artists say participating in #drawthisinyourstyle is fun and accessible. Sometimes the biggest artistic challenge is figuring out what to draw, Rioux and Stewart say. #Drawthisinyourstyle solves that. For Kelsey Eng, a Los Angeles-area animator who’s worked as an artist for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, it’s a chance to refine her own style. She realized her preference for the contrast between curves and sharp edges. She enjoyed figuring out what details to add — like black nail polish, earrings and extra ruffles on the woman’s dress. Eng also felt like it was a way to branch out, create something completely different. She talked about another #drawthisinyourstyle she did of a blue-skinned demon girl. “Usually my characters are more representative of my personality, which is quiet, but his character had more attitude,” she said. “I’ve never drawn a character with a horn coming out of her head.” Thomas La Padula, an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute and a longtime illustrator, said that while an older guard of professional illustrators might not get the idea of producing a piece for fun versus pay, anything that gets people drawing has merit. Plus, there are other benefits — engaging with other artists in what can be a solitary pursuit, showing off new work and maybe even getting a new portfolio piece. “That’s the beauty of the internet,” he said. “You can see people’s work, where before you had to see it in print.” Since Rioux’s first outing into #drawthisinyourstyle, she’s drawn six variations of other artists’ work, including a girl in front of brightly colored leaves, which in her reworked version has a soft, earthy color palette.   She believes #drawthisinyourstyle expands our notion of what’s possible. “I think everyone really enjoys seeing one idea through a thousand different lenses.”  last_img read more

Pope due on 30 Nov


first_imgPope Francis speaks as he leads a special mass to mark the new World Day of the Poor in Saint Peter`s Basilica at the Vatican, 19 November, 2017. Photo: ReutersPope Francis, the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church will arrive in Bangladesh on 30 November on a 3-day visit here, said UNB news agency.The committee formed on the occasion of the arrival of the pope, revealed the information at a press conference on Tuesday at city’s Archbishop House.UNB reports adds: The pope will also visit Myanmar before coming to Bangladesh from 27-30 November. The visit to Myanmar will be the first by any pope to the country. Pope John Paul II visited Bangladesh in 1986.Addressing the press conference, chief coordinator of the executive committee Arch Bishop Sharat Francis Gomes said it’s a matter of great pride and honour for Bangladesh that the pope is coming to the country.Replying to a question, Catholic Archbishop of Dhaka Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario said the pope may talk about the Rohingya people. “Nationally we can hope that he will talk about the issue as his massage will spread across the world very fast.”The pope has already appealed for the Rohingya people’s protection several times, he added.The pope has sent a video message of greetings for the people of Bangladesh before his arrival.In the video message, the pope said, “I come as a minister of Gospel of Jesus Christ, to proclaim its message of reconciliation, forgiveness and peace.””We are living at a time when religious believers and people of good will everywhere are called to foster mutual understanding and respect and to support each other as members of our own human family,” he said adding, “I especially look forward to meeting with the religious leaders in Ramna.”After a welcome ceremony at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on 30 November, Pope Francis will pay homage to Bangladesh’s martyrs and the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.He will make a courtesy visit to the president and address the diplomatic corps after that.On 1 December, the Pope will address a public mass, meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina, the country’s bishops and representatives of various religions and Christian churches.On 2 December, before flying back, the Pope will make a private visit to the Tejgaon Mother Theresa House and meet youths at Notre Dame Collage in the city.Caritas Bangladesh former executive director Alo D’Rozario, among others present at the press conference.last_img

Psychologists say Facebook Twitter harden gender walls


first_img 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. Citation: Psychologists say Facebook, Twitter harden gender walls (2012, June 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-psychologists-facebook-twitter-harden-gender.html Explore further Adding to a cynic’s file of Hardly-Shocking research is a new study out from the University of Bath that reports women are more attracted to social-networking sites than are men, who learn more toward Internet sites that carry games and gambling. Where the study does merit interest, however, is that it is a ten-year follow-up study that explores what if any changes have occurred since its first examination of gender differences in Internet usage in 2002. © 2012 Phys.Org Journal information: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking The paper, “Gender, Internet experience, Internet identification and Internet anxiety: a ten year follow-up,” appears in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. Dr. Richard Joiner is the lead author.”In our previous research we had found no gender differences in the use of the Internet for communication, whereas in the current study we have found that females use the Internet for communication than males and were using social network sites more than males.”As the study authors point out, the Internet has changed considerably since their 2002 look, with the introduction of Facebook, Twitter and deluge of smartphones. Interestingly, some theorists claimed early on that technology advancements would lessen gender differences and that the Internet would be an equalizer, but these authors have found otherwise.Women were more attracted to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and were significantly more likely to use email and telephone over the web than males; males were more likely than females to use newsgroups, gaming and gambling sites.The University of Bath study examined results from 501 first-year psychology undergraduate students from six UK universities. There were 389 females and 100 males. Twelve participants did not specify their gender. The sample was chosen to match as closely as possible the 2002 study sample.Product vendors and marketing agencies, among others, are most likely to pay attention to Internet gender-usage studies. The takeaway of the University of Bath Department of Psychology study is that its authors say the gap has grown wider between the way in which men and women use the Internet.“Our findings indicate that rather than transcending or overcoming gender differences in wider society, Internet use by males and females seems to reflect, and in some instances even exacerbate, these broader trends.”They also express support of the view that gender differences in the use of the Internet reflect gender differences in wider society and are thus “more resistant to change than some people have suggested.” More information: opus.bath.ac.uk/30228/ Examining gender disparities in injury mortality; men at exceptional risklast_img read more

Satellite TV provider Orion Express has overtaken


first_imgSatellite TV provider Orion Express has overtaken fixed-line player ER-Telecom as the number four supplier of pay TV services in Russia, according to local analyst group Telecom Daily.According to Telecom Daily, Orion Express drew past ER-Telecom’s 2.65 million pay TV subscribers in the first quarter.Tricolor TV remains the number one operator, with just under 11 million subscribers. Rostelecom was the fastest growing pay TV provider in the quarter, adding 110,000 subscribers compared with 95,000 for Tricolor TV and 75,000 for Orion Express. MTS and ER-Telecom grew their pay TV bases by about 30,000 subscribers each, according to Telecom Daily’s analysis.last_img read more

The Republics limit is 50 milligrams per 100 mill


first_imgThe Republic’s limit is 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood. In Northern Ireland it is 80mg.But Ms James does not hold him responsible for the accident, describing him as a wonderful partner and adoring father.Speaking after the inquest, she said: “He lived for them and it is clear from what this inquest has heard that in fact he died as he lived, in that he could have saved himself and chose not to.”Describing her anguish, she added: “I firmly believe the slipway should have been closed to the general public or else proper warning signs displayed, as it was an accident waiting to happen.“Hopefully lessons will be learned and the recommendations made following this inquest will be implemented.”The victims were, from left, Mark McGrotty, 12, and Evan McGrotty, 8, Sean McGrotty, 49, Ruth Daniels, 57, and her daughter Jodie Lee Daniels, 14Speaking at the inquest, chief executive of Water Safety Ireland John Leech said a report into future safety at the pier should consider putting “slippery surface” notices up.The inquest jury recommended that Water Safety Ireland takes a lead role in advising and working with interested parties to introduce best international practice for safety on slipways and piers.Meanwhile, plans are being discussed to erect a monument to the victims at the spot where they lost their lives.Councillors are to consider proposals for a permanent tribute at Donegal County Council this week.Sinn Fein’s Jack Murray said: “It is something that should be considered, and will be discussed.“I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t have something to remember those who tragically lost their lives.”LOUISE JAMES SUING DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL OVER TRAGIC DEATH OF FIVE FAMILY MEMBERS was last modified: November 27th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCILdublinhigh courtLouise JamesLOUISE JAMES SUING DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL OVER TRAGIC DEATH OF FIVE FAMILY MEMBERSSINN FEIN COUNCILLOR JACK MURRAY The inquest also heard evidence that at least three cars had lost control on the pier, and that on the day of tragedy the slipway was covered in algae, making it as “slippery as ice”.The only survivor was her and her partner’s one-year-old baby Rioghnach-Ann, who was rescued by ex-footballer Davitt Walsh. The hero later received a Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Award for his bravery.According to court records, Ms James filed legal proceedings against Donegal County Council on June 9.It is believed her action centres on claims that the pier, which was covered in algae, was unsafe and should not have been accessible to vehicles.Last week’s inquest heard that Mr McGrotty, the driver of the 4×4, was more than three times the drink-driving limit when he died. Louise James was with her solicitor when he read out a statement last week to the press following the inquest into family tragedy at Buncrana pier in March 2016. (North West Newspix)DERRY mum Louise James who lost five members of her family in the Buncrana pier tragedy has instigated legal action against Donegal County Council.Ms James has issued High Court proceedings following the deaths of her partner Sean McGrotty (49), sons Mark (12) and Evan (8), mother Ruth Daniels (59) and sister Jodie Lee (14).An inquest into the incident, which saw the 4×4 they were in slide off the pier and into Lough Swilly, delivered a verdict of death by misadventure. ShareTweetlast_img read more