Former Deputy Chairman of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal Dwight Nelson has Died

first_imgThe Minister and staff of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security express condolences to the family and friends of the late Dwight Nelson, former Deputy Chairman of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal. Mr. Nelson was appointed to the tribunal in 2015, a position he held until the time of his passing.Mr. Nelson was a true Nationalist who lived a life dedicated to service. He was a stalwart in the trade Union Movement and has left an inedible mark. He is fondly remembered for his wit and impartiality.As we mourn his death, our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.last_img read more

Pete Seeger To Be Awarded Woody Guthrie Prize

first_imgAn award that honors those who embody the spirit of legendary folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie will be presented to American folk singer Pete Seeger during an inaugural event Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City.The Woody Guthrie Prize will be given annually to the artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life’s work of Woody Guthrie by speaking for the less fortunate through music, film, literature, dance or other art forms and serving as a positive force for social change in America.“We hope that the Woody Guthrie Prize will shed an inspirational light on those who have decided to use their talents for the common good rather than for personal gain,” said Nora Guthrie, daughter of Woody Guthrie. “With his dry wit, Woody always preferred to call himself a ‘common-ist.’ His quote from John Steinbeck’s character, Tom Joad, says it pretty simply: ‘Wherever children are hungry and cry, wherever people ain’t free, wherever men are fightin’ for their rights, that’s where I’m gonna be.’ There are so many people who are living this credo, and they’re the ones we will be honoring.”The event will include the Woody Guthrie Prize presentation, a one-on-one Q&A with Seeger and GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, a musical performance by Seeger and Arlo Guthrie and an additional musical performance by Tony Trischka. The prize will be presented by the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Okla., in conjunction with The GRAMMY Museum.Proceeds from the event will support the Woody Guthrie Center, a 12,000-square-foot center that features state-of-the-art, interactive exhibits on Guthrie’s life, art and creative legacy. The center is home to Guthrie’s comprehensive archives, including the original, handwritten version of Guthrie’s landmark anthem, “This Land is Your Land,” which is available for viewing at the center.“We are honored to present the first Woody Guthrie Prize to Pete Seeger, whose incredible career pushes the boundaries of how music can make us think, feel and act,” said Woody Guthrie Center Executive Director Deana McCloud. “We can think of no better recipient than a colleague, friend and confidant of Woody himself. Pete and Woody are arguably two of the most prolific folk musicians of their lifetimes.”The Woody Guthrie Archives were brought to Tulsa by George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF), which purchased them in 2011 from Woody Guthrie Publications in New York. The foundation is underwriting the Woody Guthrie Prize.“Our foundation is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by creating opportunities for children born into tough circumstances to realize their full potential,” said Ken Levit, executive director of GKFF. “Woody Guthrie spoke up for people who had little voice, and as one of Oklahoma’s most prolific and significant artists, he served as a source of inspiration for hundreds of musicians, artists and everyday people. The Woody Guthrie Prize will continue to honor those who keep his legacy alive today, and we are proud to support it.”For more than 70 years as a performer, Seeger has embodied the ideals of folk music – communication, entertainment, social comment, historical continuity and inclusiveness. The songs he has written, and those he has discovered and shared, have helped preserve America’s cultural heritage, imprinting adults and children with the sounds, traditions and values of our global past and present. A fearless warrior for social justice and the environment, Seeger’s political activism – from the Civil Rights movement and anti-McCarthyism to resistance to fascism and the wars in Vietnam and the Middle East – has become the template for subsequent generations of musicians and ordinary citizens with something to say about the world.While his frequent disagreements with government policies have perhaps cost him a greater and more superficial popularity through media and performance blacklisting during the ‘50s and ’60s, 94-year-old Seeger’s fearless contributions have nonetheless earned him a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, a Harvard Arts Medal, the Kennedy Center Award, the Presidential Medal of the Arts, and even membership in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.Woodrow “Woody” Wilson Guthrie was born in Okemah, Okla. in 1912 and wrote 3,000 songs in his lifetime. Guthrie’s iconic “This Land Is Your Land” has become the unofficial American national anthem. Guthrie also recorded many children’s songs and tunes devoted to telling the story of the disenfranchised and working class of his era. He was also an artist, writer, radio show host and activist during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.Tickets for the event are $40 or $50 and can be purchased by calling (212) 864-5400 or visiting www.symphonyspace.org. For additional information on the Woody Guthrie Center, click here.last_img read more

Thunder Bay police officer now off duty as investigation into Saturdays incident

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NewsThe Chief of the Thunder Bay police service says a female officer who was filmed yelling, and then pushing down on a patient strapped to an ambulance gurney is “off duty.”Sylvie Hauth says the officer, who has not been named, is also being investigated.According to a release from police, officers received a call at 7:25 pm e.t.“While on scene, an intoxicated 17-year-old female was located inside the residence. While being readied for transport to hospital, a female Uniform Patrol officer is seen to be in physical contact with the youth,” said the release.Hauth says the officer has been informed that an investigation is taking place.The 21-second video starts from the outside steps of an apartment building where a paramedic and officer are responding to a person who is laying on a stretcher, wrapped in blankets.“I don’t know why she decided to start being combative here,” the officer is heard saying at the beginning of the video. The officer’s leg is visible standing next to the gurney.“F**k you,” the teenager can be heard replying back.“You’re just going to the hospital, you’re going to the hospital,” she says to the young girl, who is 17-years-old according to Latisha Hardy, who posted the video to her Facebook account.Then things turn angry.“That’s enough. Do not spit on me,” the officer can be heard yelling immediately after what looks and sounds to be a hard slap to the head 13 seconds into the video.“You do not spit on me,” the officer continues to yell as her right hand covers the victim’s mouth, pushing down with force.Nishnawbe Aski Nation confirmed the teen is from Nibinimik First Nation and student of the Matawa Learning Centre.The person who recorded the video wants to remain anonymous.That’s when the video, which is pointed towards the ground, pans up just in time to see the officer strike the young woman.“We are outraged by the actions of the officer depicted in this video. We do not know all of the details that led to this incident, but there is simply no justification for such violent and callous treatment of a youth in a defenseless position,” said NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler in a press release. “Such actions by the police, whatever the cause, must be fully independent authority and the results made public by the Chief of Police.”Hardy told APTN News police had been called to a party on the city’s north side on Saturday around 6 p.m. because someone was bleeding and needed medical attention.They said first responders were taking the teenager in the video to the hospital because she was too intoxicated.APTN was told the officer hit her so hard she started to bleed and the young girl was taken to hospital. She has since been released.“She’s doing good right now, she said she has anxiety about this whole thing,” Hardy said.Thunder Bay police did not return calls to explain what the term “off duty” meant.Police have not said where the province’s special investigations unit has been informed of the incident.wfiddler@aptn.ca@willowblasizzolast_img read more

Moroccos Cereal Output and Animal Industry Record Marked Rise

Rabat – Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Development, Water and Forests, Aziz Akhannouch, announced record expectations for Morocco’s cereal output and a noticeable increase in quality and production in the animal industry. Both announcements were delivered during opening ceremonies for the 9th Agricultural Conference, Monday in Meknes.Cereal output is expected to hit a record 11.2 million tons this year, up 203 pc from the previous season. At the same time, Morocco’s Green Plan has created more than 300,000 farms as well as a marked increase in sheep and cattle herd head counts.“This year’s cereal output is expected to hit record levels between the three main cereals: 5.4 million tons for common wheat, 3 million tons for barley and 2.5 million tons for durum wheat.” Akhannouch made the statement during the opening ceremony of the conference, held under the theme “Agriculture and Food Security Through water.” “The current season was marked by good rainfall, well distributed in space and time, with a moderate temperature, which has allowed for the supply and use of inputs,” the minister pointed out.Sales of certified seed, therefore, increased dramatically by 52 percent over the previous year, while the area sown with autumn cereals exceeded 52 percent, Akhannouch noted.He added that remarkable growth was recorded in the production of all agricultural sectors, namely citrus fruits, with a harvest of 2.4 million tonnes (up 20 percent) and dates (117,000 tonnes).Akhannouch also provided an update on Morocco’s Green Plan, which has created more than 300,000 farms, noting that a “… significant progress has been made in Moroccan agriculture’s mechanisation by raising the ratio of tractors per 1,000 hectares, which has reached 8.03 compared to 4.9 before the Green Plan.”A critical part of the Green Plan’s objectives concern improving the quality and productivity of the animal industry. To that end, Akhannouch announced an increase in the head count for sheep flocks of 4 million (+18 percent) totaling 26.1 million head. Beef cattle increased by 1 million (+43 percent), for a total of 3.3 million head.“Thanks to the first statistics of the general agricultural census, we have noted the transformation of 700,000 hectares from agricultural systems to high value added farms (fruit trees) and the exploitation of 20% of non-exploited dry lands,” the minister added.The 9th Agricultural Conference kicked off on Monday with the participation of Alpha Condé, Chairman of the African Union (AU) and President of the Republic of Guinea, the distinguished guest for this year’s edition. read more

First batch of infantry troops from Burkina Faso join AfricanUN force in

An advance party of 134 soldiers arrived in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state, with another 133 scheduled to arrive next Tuesday, according to the mission (known as UNAMID). The remaining members of the infantry battalion – totalling more than 800 soldiers – are expected to be deployed by mid-September in El Geneina and Foro Baranga in West Darfur state.Today’s arrival means UNAMID now has 13,651 military personnel deployed across the region, or nearly 70 per cent of the authorized number of staff under the 2007 Security Council resolution setting up the force.The mission also reported today that more troops from Ethiopia, Tanzania and Egypt are expected to be deployed in Darfur later this month, further boosting its strength.The Security Council authorized the deployment of UNAMID to try to quell fighting and protect civilians in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 have been killed and some 2.7 million others displaced from their homes since fighting erupted in 2003, pitting Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen against rebel groups. 4 August 2009The first infantry soldiers from Burkina Faso arrived today in Darfur to serve with the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission to the troubled Sudanese region, as more blue helmets from three other countries prepare to join the force soon as well. read more

UN to provide school kits to thousands of Palestinian refugee children

23 September 2010About 30,000 Palestinian refugee children across Lebanon will receive back-to-school kits this week as part of a United Nations push to reduce the financial burden for families struggling to equip their children for the new school term. “Getting students back to school marks an important step in the lives of children in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon,” said Ray Virgilio Torres, representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Lebanon.The kits, which include pens, drawing equipment and books, will give even the poorest students an equal footing and encourage sometimes reluctant parents to enrol their children in school.“I am always delighted when we are able to provide concrete support of this kind,” Mr. Torres said. Nevertheless, “I am also a little saddened that simple challenges such as the lack of pens and paper often prevent children from receiving the quality of education they deserve.”The programme – a collaboration between UNICEF and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) – was largely funded by contributions from the Italian public. It was officially launched this week at the Bireh Primary School near the Burj Barajneh camp for Palestinian refugees.Bireh is expected to receive almost 500 students aged six to 12 this year this year but, like most UNRWA schools, it suffers from underfunding and mass overcrowding.Another challenge is that “the demand for school places is huge, especially in the first grade,” said Bireh head teacher Mowaffack Maarouf. As a result, “we have actually had to turn away pupils because we simply do not have enough space.” That, in turn, has led to increasing drop-out rates almost nationwide, and those with special needs are slipping through the net. read more

Peiris briefs Japan on developments

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris met Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo today and briefed him on the developments in Sri Lanka.The External Affairs Ministry said that Minister Peiris provided his Japanese counterpart with a detailed account of the current developments in Sri Lanka in respect of all aspects of revival of the economy and the continuing reconciliation process. Gemba meanwhile said Japan appreciated the progress made by Sri Lanka in many sectors since the end of the conflict, and stands ready to work closely with Sri Lanka in addressing the tasks that lie ahead. He also thanked the government of Japan for its consistent support of Sri Lanka during the sixty years of diplomatic relations. Japan’s Foreign Minister also referred to the scope available between the two countries in such areas as tourism, with tourism from Japan having increased by 45% last year, maritime security, solar power projects, and digital broadcasting.The two Ministers discussed in detail specific programmes of collaboration to cement an already strong relationship, with Japan’s Foreign Minister assuring his colleague of the resolve of his government to work with Sri Lanka in a spirit of sustained partnership. read more

5 Things to Remember about famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter

by The Associated Press Posted Nov 5, 2013 11:52 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email 5 Things to Remember about famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter CHICAGO – Five things to remember about acclaimed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, who died Tuesday:1. HE WASN’T ALWAYS INTERESTED IN FOOD AND DIDN’T GO TO CULINARY SCHOOLCulinary arts didn’t pique chef Charlie Trotter’s interest until college, when his roommate would prepare different courses for friends. Trotter was self-taught. After he graduated from college, Trotter travelled the U.S. and Europe to dine at fine restaurants. His first job was as a cook at the Chicago-area restaurant Sinclair’s, owned by famed chef Gordon Sinclair.2. TROTTER WAS GROUNDBREAKINGHe is credited as being one of the first chefs in the U.S. to prepare and serve all-vegetable tasting menus. He also was in the forefront of using organic food, naturally produced meats and seasonal philosophies of cooking.3. HE CLOSED HIS RESTAURANT LAST YEAR TO GO BACK TO SCHOOLTrotter closed his famed Chicago namesake restaurant Charlie Trotter’s last August after 25 years. He said he was going back to college to enrol in a master’s degree program in philosophy.4. HIS KITCHEN WAS A TRAINING GROUND FOR THE FAMOUSDozens of the nation’s top chefs, including Graham Elliott and Grant Achatz, worked under Trotter.5. HE REALLY LOVED BEING A CHEFTrotter talked to The Associated Press in August 2012 before he closed his restaurant saying, “I completely love what I do. I pinch myself every day going: ‘I make a living doing this. This is unbelievable.’” He also said, “The minute I started working in a restaurant formally as a cook or on the road to becoming a chef was like the greatest day of my life.” read more

Best of 2017 coverage of Ohio State athletics

Urban Meyer raises the Cotton Bowl trophy following the end of game against the University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State is one of the most polarizing athletics programs in the country, which makes for some great coverage throughout a year. With 2017 closing, The Lantern compiled nine of the most significant stories or some of the best writing during the year.1) Self-reported NCAA violations prevent Ohio State from recruiting 5-star prospect Micah ParsonsMany who follow the Ohio State football team wondered why the Buckeyes stopped recruiting five-star defensive end prospect Micah Parsons. In documents obtained through a public records request, sports editor Colin Hass-Hill found that Ohio State self-imposed a ban on recruiting Parsons following NCAA infractions during the recruit’s official visit in September.The report garnered national attention with the early-signing period taking place the next day.2) Thad Matta out as Ohio State men’s basketball head coachThis was shocking news that dominated the college basketball news cycle for an entire week. Ohio State fired its winningest men’s basketball coach in school history on June 5, 2017 after 13 seasons. Despite four straight Sweet 16 berths and five Big Ten championships, Ohio State went in a new direction after two straight years of missing the NCAA Tournament.The Lantern published eight articles in the two days after the announcement relating to Matta’s firing.3) Ohio State hires Chris Holtmann as men’s basketball head coachThe coaching search ended with then-Butler head coach Chris Holtmann. Just four days after Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith addressed the media about Matta’s departure, Holtmann signed an eight-year deal to become Ohio State’s next head coach. The change in the basketball program was the biggest story in Ohio State athletics in 2017, and one of the largest college sports stories of the year.The Lantern published eight stories relating to the initial report of Holtmann’s hire and his press conference on June 12.4) Ohio State sweeps BYU, wins NCAA men’s volleyball championshipOSU men’s volleyball captains raise their second-consecutive national title trophy on Saturday at the NCAA national championship game. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThe most dominant program in 2017 at Ohio State was the men’s volleyball that ended its historic season with a national championship on its home floor in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes won in straight sets against BYU to win its second consecutive national championship. They also broke the school and conference record for most consecutive wins with 42. Ohio State ended the season 32-2.5) J.K. Dobbins emerging as potential standoutLooking back, this story predicted one of the biggest storylines of Ohio State’s football season. The article foretold the impact freshman running back J.K. Dobbins would have on the Buckeyes’ offense. Running back coach Tony Alford said in August that Dobbins understood the offense “faster than anybody I’ve ever been around in my 22 years.” Dobbins ended up breaking the school’s freshman rushing record with 1,403 and averaging more than 7 yards per carry.6) Hurricane Harvey impacting Houston-native Ohio State athletesHurricane Harvey and the damage it brought about was one of the country’s biggest stories in 2017 — and its impact extended into Ohio State’s athletic department. In this story, Lantern sports editors Colin Hass-Hill and Ed Sutelan explained how, speaking with four Buckeye athletes from the Houston area. The story shed light on the difficulties of witnessing personal tragedies from afar and illustrated that no matter how distant an event might seem, it is likely impacting people in our local community.7) Ohio State’s championship hopes fade away in loss to IowaUrban Meyer paces the sideline during the fourth quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBefore anyone could figure out how or why it happened, it was clear what Ohio State’s 55-24 meant: the Buckeyes were probably not going to the College Football Playoff for a second straight season. While hope resurfaced, especially after winning the Big Ten title, the 31-point road loss was a key reason — if not the reason — Ohio State found itself on the outside the top 4. In this story, Lantern assistant sports editor Ed Sutelan captures the significance of the loss — and why in the years to come, this game, perhaps more than the Penn State thriller or another Michigan victory, will stand out in any lookback at 2017. 8) Ohio State beat itself, then beat Penn StateWhile the loss to Iowa would tarnish some of the shine Ohio State acquired after knocking off then-No. 2 Penn State, Lantern sports editor Colin Hass-Hill skillfully demonstrates in this story just how resilient the Buckeyes were in overcoming self-inflicted wound after self-inflicted wound. It’s a terrific piece of writing on one of the season’s memorable and entertaining games. 9) Bo Jordan alters training regimen in hopes of staying healthyIn one of the sports sections’ best written stories this year, Lantern reporter Jeff Helfrich chronicles how redshirt senior wrestler Bo Jordan has altered his approach to training in order to avoid the injuries that have hindered him for four seasons so he can go out on top as a national champion. With Jordan boasting a 14-2 record through Dec. 17 and a No. 3 ranking in his weight class, so far, so good. read more

What ended the Mycenaean era

first_imgA new study conducted by the Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO), a research partnership between Stockholm University, the Academy of Athens and TEMES SA reveals that the end of the Mycenaeans, the civilisation dominating western Peloponnese in the Late Bronze Age was most likely brought on by an extensive drought.Researchers Martin Finne and Karin Holmgren, alongside archaeologist Shari Stocker following the analysis of a stalactite from a cave on the islet of Schiza, found that when the palace was destroyed it had already gone through a 20 year long dry period between 1200 and 1180 BC.The morphology of the layers of the cave stalactite provided a clear picture about the climatic conditions in the eastern Mediterranean at the time with great accuracy. While NEO agrees that Mycenae suffered from 20 to 80 years of droughts before Pylos saw its demise, the team argues that lack of water was only a “critical component”, not the sole reason for the loss of the civilisation.“Evidently the centralised administrative system controlled by the palace could survive a relatively short-term dry period and remain in control. Some 50 years later, however, when the pronounced period of aridity started to develop, the system would crumble,” the paper states explaining that the climatic conditions made it hard “for social elites to re-form and for the palatial system to be re-established.”“The period of drought around 3,200 years [ago] could have contributed to the destabilization of the political and economic order. Increased aridity could have led to reduced agricultural output affecting the finely tuned economic system of a society that was close to, or already, overextended, rattling the very foundations of the fragile palatial economy.”Acropolis of Mycenae Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Geek Deals Lifetime Access to the Ultimate Excel Bootcamp Bundle for 49

first_imgAt its most basic, Excel lets you create and manipulate tables and graphs. But if you’re willing to put in some work to learn the ins and outs, Excel can become one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal to really crank through your workload. And with today’s deal from SkillWise, you can save upwards of 96% off the sticker price. • Lifetime Access to the Ultimate Excel Bootcamp Bundle for $49 (List price: $1380 — Coupon code: BESTOF17)With your purchase, you’ll get these four courses: 1. Microsoft Excel ($345 value) 2. Business Analysis ($345 value) 3. PivotTable ($345 value) 4. Advanced Excel ($345 value)When you put all of them together, that’s a $1380 value with hundreds of individual lessons and more than 70 hours of instruction. With today’s coupon in play, that’s a ton of content for just 49 clams.Once your payment is processed, you’ll get lifetime streaming access to all of the content in these courses. Of course, there’s always a chance that they’re just not a good fit for what you need. If you’re not entirely satisfied with your purchase, you’ll have 15 days to return these courses in exchange for store credit. That way, you can find some other courses on SkillWise that delivers what you really want.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the SkillWise website for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

Seahawks clinch playoff berth by outlasting Chiefs 3831

first_imgSEATTLE — Doubted before the season began, questioned even more after a 0-2 start, the Seattle Seahawks are back where they’ve spent most seasons since Pete Carroll arrived.The Seahawks are in the playoffs and perhaps as the type of opponent no one would like to see in the postseason.“You hear it. You hear the noise. You hear the 4-12 predictions, the 5-11 and that stuff motivates you,” Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright said. “We kept believing.”Seattle clinched its spot in the NFC playoffs after toppling Kansas City 38-31 on Sunday night, thanks to three touchdown passes from Russell Wilson and a pair of TD runs by Chris Carson.Wilson got the better of Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and helped lead Seattle back to the postseason after missing the playoffs a year ago. Seattle’s now made the playoffs in seven of the nine seasons with Carroll in charge, and six of seven with Wilson at quarterback.It was an unexpected accomplishment after Seattle overhauled its roster in the offseason. But the discovery of the best run game in the NFL, coupled with vets like Wilson, Bobby Wagner and Doug Baldwin was enough for Seattle to navigate its way into the postseason.last_img read more

Manchester United goalkeeper ruled out of the 2018 World Cup

Manchester United goalkeeper ruled out of the 2018 World Cup

first_imgMan Utd goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been removed from this summer’s World Cup.This is because the South American stopper sustained a knee injury while training with the Argentina squad ahead of the tournament which makes him unfit enough to take part in Russia.He represented his country in a friendly against Spain 2 months ago, fought his way back to feature in United’s final Premier League match of the season and impressed by keeping a clean sheet against Watford.“Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero will be removed from the list of 23 players who will participate in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.“The player of Manchester United today suffered a joint blockage in his right knee which requires surgery” according to a statement on the Argentinian Football Association’s website.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Nahuel Guzman has been called up as a replacement.Romero was expected to be Argentina’s first choice ‘keeper at the World Cup.Chelsea’s Willy Caballero and Franco Armani will now battle to be number one, with Guzman providing back-up.Romero was named in Argentina’s 23-man squad last Monday along with other fellow goalkeepers Willy Caballero and Franco Armani.last_img read more

Broward Sheriffs Office searching for ATM thief

Broward Sheriffs Office searching for ATM thief

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is searching for a thief who robbed a senior citizen at a Pompano Beach ATM.This happened at an ATM at a Suntrust Bank located at 1409 East Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach on March 27 at 3:15 p.m., according to BSO.Surveillance video captured the thief approaching the victim from behind.According to deputies, the victim was approached by a man in a gray jacket covering his left hand. The man asked the victim for $20. The victim refused, but once the ATM withdrawal was complete, the man snatched the money from his hands and fled on foot.The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s with short dark hair and a short beard. He was tall with a thin frame, wore glasses, a dark long-sleeve button-up shirt and a white undershirt.If you have any information on this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BusinessWeek Hosts FourHour Dinner for 10 Web Readers

first_imgAnd “meet-ups,” of course, are common for technology sites like TechCrunch and the D.I.Y. nerds who read Make. But I was slightly surprised to hear about BusinessWeek’s soiree. Who knew magazines did this sort of thing anymore? I thought curated dinners would’ve surely been cut from publishers’ 2009 budgets long ago.Nice to see. Last night, on the 50th floor of the McGraw-Hill Building in New York, BusinessWeek.com’s editor (and tweeter-in-chief) John Byrne hosted a dinner for a small group of 10 readers who “made significant contributions to its Web site last year.”“This is our first ever but it won’t be our last,” Byrne said, via Twitter of course. “It was a terrific group of smart, engaged readers who had lots of good advice.”He added: “Great meal, too, with chocolate mousse cake & apple tart with vanilla ice cream to finish it off.”This type of “reader engagement” may be new to BusinessWeek, but is nothing new to magazines. Jane magazine used to host regular pizza parties for readers in its Manhattan offices. (They invited me to one once; I declined, figuring I’d have time to attend one eventually. Oops.)last_img read more

Achieving optimal efficiencies for nanoengines

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — “There’s a lot of recent interest in understanding the functioning and optimal performance of small systems,” Katja Lindenberg tells PhysOrg.com. Lindenberg is a scientist in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Institute for Nonlinear Science at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla. Along with Massimiliano Esposito, also at the Institute, and Christian Van den Broeck at Hasselt University in Diepenbeek, Belgium, Lindenberg has been studying the efficiency of very small thermochemical engines. “Thermodynamics applied to small systems is different from what we are used to,” Lindenberg continues. “It’s a relatively new field, and we are trying to understand optimal performance criteria.” The results of an investigation by Lindenberg, Esposito and Van den Broeck into power generation by small thermochemical engines is presented in Physical Review Letters: “Universality of Efficiency at Maximum Power.”Lindenberg explains that “maximum efficiency is achieved only near equilibrium, where the power output is very small. Instead of focusing on maximum efficiency alone, we are studying how to achieve maximum possible efficiency at maximum power.”Esposito says that in order to explore the general rules that govern performance at maximum power, a general single framework is needed – one that can encompass many systems that on the surface appear very different from one another. “The systems of interest all produce a workflow, or power, fueled by a heat flow through the system generated by a temperature gradient,” he says. “Optimal efficiency at maximum power is obtained when the heat and work fluxes are strongly coupled. For instance, if the workflow is a flow of particles against a chemical potential gradient, strong coupling occurs when the only carriers of heat are the same particles.” “This strong coupling between the work and heat flows is a natural feature of small systems — nanosystems,” Esposito continues, “but would be difficult or impossible to achieve in a macroscopic system.” The team has illustrated this concept in a paper appearing in Europhysics Letters, in which they consider electrons flowing through a quantum dot.Both Lindenberg and Esposito emphasize that, so far, their work is purely theoretical and only illustrated in model systems. “It might be difficult to build a device that satisfies the conditions we have set out,” Lindenberg admits, “but on a fundamental level it gives a conceptual basis for what is possible. It provides an idea of what the ultimate goal would be when it comes time to design a device.”What sort of devices might be possible? Like many theorists, Esposito and Lindenberg hesitate to prognosticate. However, Esposito mentions at least one idea regarding the use of thermochemical engines: “Perhaps a device could be created to recover the energy from heat loss in a car’s engine.”For now, though, work moves forward in trying to understand small systems and their properties. “With continued interest in the smallest of systems,” Esposito points out, “it is increasingly important to learn how one can use extremely small systems to achieve optimal efficiencies at maximum power.”More information: Esposito, Lindenberg and Van den Broeck, “Universality of Efficiency at Maximum Power.” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.130602 . Esposito, Lindenberg and Van den Broeck, “Thermoelectric efficiency at maximum power in a quantum dot.” Europhysics Letters (2009). Available online: www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0295-5075/85/6/60010/ . Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further Discovery Captures, Converts Heatcenter_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: Achieving optimal efficiencies for nanoengines (2009, April 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-04-optimal-efficiencies-nanoengines.htmllast_img read more

Colins 2017 College Football Gambling Preview Podcast

Colins 2017 College Football Gambling Preview Podcast

first_imgThe kickoff to the college football season is right around the corner, and so is college football betting.To get you ready for a long season of picking winners, Colin has invited RJ Bell and Steve Powers from Pregame.com to give Vegas’ pick for the top college football conference; the most overrated and underrated teams; if Notre Dame can bounce back after a disastrous 2016; why the wiseguys love Bill Snyder; if Vegas believes in Mark Richt in Miami; and 2017 Heisman favorites.Download and subscribe to all of Colin’s podcasts exclusively at TheHerdNow.com, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunes. Don’t miss it.last_img read more

How to Change the Icon Size in Windows 10

How to Change the Icon Size in Windows 10

first_img Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Get the Old Volume Control Back Customize Autoplay Menu Change Your Desktop Background in Windows 10 Give Windows 10 a Dark Theme Make Your Own Windows 10 Theme Hide Your Name on the Login Screen Add My Computer Icon to Desktop by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndo247 SportsRanking The Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019247 SportsUndoAdvertisement Customize the Action Center Next Tip »» Give Windows 10 a Dark Theme Give Windows 10 a Dark Theme Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 Turn Off Notification and System Sounds Disable Transparency Effects Best Themes Get Classic Solitaire and Minesweeper Hide Your Name on the Login Screen Change Your Desktop Background in Windows 10 Make Your Own Windows 10 Theme Change the Icon Size Add Accent Colors Customize Windows 10 Change the Default Windows Fontcenter_img Change the Login Screen Background Disable Windows 10 Startup Delay Add Quick Contacts to the Start Menu ✖ Enable Spatial Sound Install and Delete Fonts Wish the desktop icons in Windows 10 were bigger so you could stop squinting at them or they’d be easier to tap on a touch screen laptop? Or do you wish they were smaller so the shortcuts didn’t take up as much space on your laptop’s screen? Not to worry, we have a list of short steps on how to change the icon size in Windows 10. How to Change the Icon Size in Windows 10Make the icons on your desktop smaller or larger so you can see them more easily.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/change-icon-size-windows-10?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:4701:47Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC02:14Chromebook Buying Guide关闭  Change the Look of Windows 10 Books Add Another Column to the Start Menu Add Clocks from Multiple Time Zones «« Previous Tip Add a URL Field to the Taskbar All Windows 10 Tips More Tips Get Mac-Like File Previews Install New Desktop Themes Show Hidden Files and Folders How to Change the Size of Desktop Icons in Windows 101. Right-click on an empty space on the desktop.2. Select View from the contextual menu.Advertisement3. Select either Large icons, Medium icons, or Small icons. The default is medium icons.On my laptop with a native 1600 by 900 pixels display, the large option looks huge, the small size is too small, and the medium size looks just right (as Goldilocks would say). Your mileage might vary depending on your screen’s display resolution. Changing the size of the icons on the desktop doesn’t affect the size of the icons elsewhere in Windows 10, but there are ways you can change those too.How to Change the Size of the Taskbar IconsIf you want to change the size of the icons in your taskbar, there’s a different setting for that, which will also change the size of text, apps, and other items across Windows 10.1. Right-click on an empty space on the desktop.2. Select Display settings from the contextual menu.3. Move the slider under “Change the size of text, apps, and other items” to 100%, 125%, 150%, or 175%. 4. Hit Apply at the bottom of the settings window. Windows might ask you to log out and log back in for a more consistent experience.This will not only make the icons in the taskbar a bit larger, but it will also make text bigger in apps like Microsoft Edge and Calendar, as well as in Windows 10 notification windows.How to Change the Size of Icons in File ExplorerIf you’d like larger or smaller icons or thumbnails in particular folders, you can change those on the fly in File Explorer.Just head to your folder location and use your mouse’s scroll wheel to zoom in or out, effectively switching the view between Windows 10’s large icons, medium icons, small icons, list, details, tiles, and content views.Although File Explorer will remember your last setting when you open this folder again, this is a folder-specific setting, so you’ll have to adjust each folder you’d want different icon and text sizes for. 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Helping the town go pink for cancer

Helping the town go pink for cancer

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite RE/MAX Team requests that everyone keep their pink fabric up until the end of November.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? RE/MAX of Southern Africa Foundation is a non-profit organisation that runs various community-based projects throughout the year. Some of the projects are Coats & Cans, Red Cross Children’s Hospital Outpatient Burns Clinic Project and Cuppa for Cancer, to name but a few.RE/MAX Team decided they would embrace the Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign, as we all feel very passionate about it. They requested that all proceeds of this campaign be kept local and the benefits be used for persons in need, rather than being used on a national level.This campaign was started at the beginning of September. The first couple of weeks sold only a few metres of fabric and only once Renika Sewpersadh and Durban Overall got involved did the campaign REALLY take off.RE/MAX Team sold over 1.8 kilometres of fabric to the Ladysmith and surrounding communities.Farmers, children saving their pocket money and corporates all embraced this worthy cause.Every week, most of the supporters of the BCA Campaign sent photos of how they had wrapped a tree, gate, pillar or even one of their children. All of these were posted onto the “RE /MAX Team Ladysmith” Facebook page. Please check the page out to see how artistic and original all of the “pink fabric” was displayed.They feel honoured to be part of this worthy cause and would like to thank the community of Ladysmith for wrapping the town pink.Don’t forget that MOVEMBER is the month to raise awareness of men’s health and various cancers such as prostate cancer. Please promise yourselves to have an annual check-up, as early detection save lives.last_img read more

12 most common MySQL errors you should be aware of

12 most common MySQL errors you should be aware of

first_imgThe following excerpt is taken from the book MySQL 8 Administrator’s Guide written by Chintan Mehta, Ankit Bhavsar, Subhash Shah and Hetal Oza. This book provides tips and tricks to tackle problems you might encounter while administering MySQL solution. While using MySQL 8 there can be few scenarios where you would not be able to access or use MySQL properly. These situations can be very annoying, but are easily fixable. However, before you look for the solution, you must know the problem! Here are some of the common errors you might come across when using MySQL 8. 1. Access denied MySQL provides a privilege system that authenticates the user who connects from a host, and associates the user with access privileges on a database. The privileges include SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE and are able to identify anonymous users and grant privileges for MySQL specific functions, such as LOAD DATA INFILE and administrative operations. The access denied error may occur because of many causes. In many cases, the problem is caused because of MySQL accounts that the client programs use to connect with the MySQL server with permission from the server. 2. Lost connection to MySQL server The lost connection to MySQL server error can occur because of one of the three likely causes explained in this section. One potential reason for the error is that the network connectivity is troublesome. Network conditions should be checked if this is a frequent error. If an error message like “Lost connection to MySQL server” appears while querying the database, it is certain that the error has occurred because of network connection issues. The connection_timeout system variable defines the number of seconds that the mysqld server waits for a connection packet before connection timeout response. Infrequently, this error may occur when a client is trying for the initial connection to the server and the connection_timeout value is set to a few seconds. In this case, the problem can be resolved by increasing the connection_timeout value based on the the distance and connection speed. SHOW GLOBAL STATUS LIKE and Aborted_connects can be used to determine if we are experiencing this more frequently. It can be certainly said that increasing the connection_timeout value is the solution if the error message contains reading authorization packet. It is possible that the problem may be faced because of larger Binary Large OBject (BLOB) values than max_allowed_packet. This can cause a lost connection to the MySQL server error with clients. If the ER_NET_PACKET_TOO_LARGE error is observed, it confirms that the max_allowed_packet value should be increased. 3. Password fails when entered incorrectly MySQL clients ask for a password when the client program is invoked with the — password or -p option without the password value. The following is the command: > mysql -u user_name -pEnter password: On a few systems, it may happen that the password works fine when specified in an option file or on the command line. But it does not work when entered interactively on the Command Prompt at the Enter password: prompt. It occurs because the system-provided library to read the passwords limits the password values to a small number of characters (usually eight). It is an issue with the system library and not with MySQL. As a workaround to this, change the MySQL password to a value that is eight or fewer characters or store the password in the option file. 4. Host host_name is blocked If the mysqld server receives too many connection requests from the host that is interrupted in the middle, the following error occurs: Host ‘host_name’ is blocked because of many connection errors.Unblock with ‘mysqladmin flush-hosts’ The max_connect_errors system variable determines the number of successive interrupted connection requests that are allowed. Once there are max_connect_errors failed requests without a successful connection, mysqld assumes that something is wrong and blocks the host from further connections until the FLUSH HOSTS statement or mysqladmin flush-hosts command is issued. mysqld blocks a host after 100 connection errors as a default. It can be adjusted by setting the max_connect_errors value on the server startup, as follows: > mysqld_safe –max_connect_errors=10000 This value can also be set up at runtime, as follows: mysql> SET GLOBAL max_connect_errors=10000; It should be checked first that there is nothing wrong with TCP/IP connections from the host if the host_name is blocked error is received for a particular host. Increasing the value of the max_connect_errors variable does not help if the network has problems. 5. Too many connections This error indicates that all available connection are in use for other client connections. The max_connections is the system variable that controls the number of connections to the server. The default value for the maximum number of connections is 151. We can set a larger value than 151 for the max_connections system variable to support more connections than 151. The mysqld server process actually allows one more than max_connections (max_connections + 1) value clients to connect. The additional one connection is kept reserved for accounts with CONNECTION_ADMIN or the SUPER privilege. The privilege can be granted to the administrators with access to the PROCESS privilege. With this access, the administrator can connect to the server using the reserved connection. They can execute the SHOW PROCESSLIST command to diagnose the problems even though the maximum number of client connections is exhausted. 6. Out of memory If the mysql does not have enough memory to store the entire request of the query issued by the MySQL client program, the server throws the following error: mysql: Out of memory at line 42, ‘malloc.c’mysql: needed 8136 byte (8k), memory in use: 12481367 bytes (12189k)ERROR 2008: MySQL client ran out of memory In order to fix the problem, we must first check if the query is correct. Do we expect the query to return so many rows? If not, we should correct the query and execute it again. If the query is correct and needs no correction, we can connect mysql with the –quick option. Using the –quick option results in the mysql_use_result() C API function for fetching the result set. The function adds more load on the server and less load on the client. 7. Packet too large The communication packet is one of the following: A single SQL statement that the MySQL client sends to the MySQL server A single row that is sent to the MySQL client from the MySQL server A binary log event that is sent from a replication master server to the replication slave A 1 GB packet size is the largest possible packet size that can be transmitted to or from the MySQL 8 server or client. The MySQL server or client issues an ER_NET_PACKET_TOO_LARGE error and closes the connection if it receives a packet bigger than max_allowed_packet bytes. The default max_allowed_packet size is 16 MB for the MySQL client program. The following command can be used to set a larger value: > mysql –max_allowed_packet=32M The default value for the MySQL server is 64 MB. It should be noted that there is no harm in setting a larger value for this system variable, as the additional memory is allocated as needed. 8. The table is full The table-full error occurs in one of the following conditions: The disk is full The table has reached the maximum size The actual maximum table size in the MySQL database can be determined by the constraints imposed by the operating system on the file sizes. 9. Can’t create/write to file This indicates that MySQL is unable to create a temporary file in the temporary directory for the result set if we get the following error while executing a query: Can’t create/write to file ‘sqla3fe_0.ism’ The possible workaround for the error is to start the mysqld server with the –tmpdir option. The following is the command: > mysqld –tmpdir C:/temp 10. Commands out of sync If the client functions are called in the wrong order, the commands out of sync error is  received. It means that the command cannot be executed in the client code. As an example, if we execute mysql_use_result() and try to execute another query before executing mysql_free_result(), this error may occur. It may also happen if we execute two queries that return a result set without calling the mysql_use_result() or mysql_store_result() functions in between. 11. Ignoring user The following error is received when an account in the user table is found with an invalid password upon the mysqld server startup or when the server reloads the grant tables: Found wrong password for user ‘some_user’@’some_host’; ignoring user The account is ignored by the MySQL permission system as a result. To fix the problem, we should assign a new valid password for the account. 12. Table tbl_name doesn’t exist The following error indicates that a specified table does not exist in the default database: Table ‘tbl_name’ doesn’t existCan’t find file: ‘tbl_name’ (errno: 2) In some cases, the user may be referring to the table incorrectly. It is possible because the MySQL server uses directories and files for storing database tables. Depending upon the operating system file management, the database and table names can be case sensitive. For non case-sensitive file systems, such as Windows, the references to a specified table used within a query must use the same letter case. In addition to these, you might come across MySQL 8 server errors such as issue with permission, or client errors like problem with NULL values. To know how to deal with them, you may check out this book MySQL 8 Administrator’s Guide. Read Next MySQL 8.0 is generally available with added features Basic Website using Node.js and MySQL databaselast_img read more