Ed Too Tall Jones To Host Celebrity Charity Bowling

first_imgGoBowling.com is teaming with one of the biggest NFL legends of all time to host the 9th Annual NFL Foundation Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers.Emceed by celebrated Super Bowl champion and football star, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, the tournament aims to increase awareness and bring in donations for the NFL Foundation.“I’m so proud to once again team up with GoBowling.com to host this great event that combines two of America’s favorite pastimes, bowling and football, all to benefit a terrific cause. The Classic has become an annual tradition and its continued success speaks to both the enduring popularity and the fundraising power of bowling,” said Jones. “With more than 69 million people taking to the lanes every year, bowling is our nation’s number one participatory sport and an activity that can be enjoyed by people of any age, any background and from all walks of life.”The NFL Foundation Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic brings together fans and NFL heroes alike for an exciting day of bowling. Bowlers will be teamed up with current and former NFL stars, Pro Football Hall-of-Famers and wounded warriors from joint base McGuire Air Force, Fort Dix Army and Lakehurst Naval Air in New Jersey, who will serve as rotating celebrity captains throughout the event. Fans will get an opportunity to bowl and engage with the honorary legends on an up-close and personal level.“There’s no other event like the Classic, a day where fans get to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with NFL legends in a fun and relaxed setting, and knock down some pins all for a great cause,” said Frank DeSocio, president of Strike Ten Entertainment (STE). STE is the centralized sponsor-activation arm for bowling and the creator of GoBowling.com, the top online destination for bowling fans.Added DeSocio, “This will be a special year for the Classic as we host the game with one of the NFL’s ‘biggest’ legends of all time in the Big Apple. We’re also pleased to welcome a number of past and present NFL stars who will take part in the tournament.”Prominent NFL stars and Pro Football Hall of Fame members confirmed to participate in the Classic include: OJ Anderson, John Baker, Erich Barnes, Lem Barney, Hank Bauer, Scott Brunner, Jarrod Bunch, Greg Buttle, Chris Calloway, Harry Carson, Parnell Dickinson, Carl Eller, Chuck Foreman, Nesby Glasgow, Rodney Hampton, Thomas Henderson, Ted Hendricks, Paul Hornung, Lamonte Hunley, Ricky Hunley, Brian Kelly, Jerry Kramer, Sean Landeta, Tom Mack, Curtis McGriff, Erik McMillan, Chuck Mercein, Michael Merriweather, Tom Nowatzke, Bart Oates, Brig Owens, Joe Pisarcik, Gary Reasons, Steve Reece, Willie Roaf, Pete Shaw, Mike Sherrard, Jim Taylor, Sandra Taylor, DeeDee Trotter, Justin Tucker, Everson Walls, Chris Ward, Ickey Woods and Garo Yepremian.The event will begin at 10:30 am EST on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers in New York City.GoBowling.com encourages interested parties to sign up in teams of four for a total donation of $3,000 or for $750 per bowler. Guests of bowlers may also attend the event for a charge of $250 per person. Each bowler will receive a limited edition commemorative Super Bowl XLVIII bowling ball, pin and bowling shirt as well as a buffet meal and soft drinks. All proceeds will benefit the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization. Interested parties should contact Tournament Director Nick Nicolosi at 201-489-0049 or n.nicolosi@verizon.net.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Petco Foundation Honors Animal Welfares Best In Show

first_imgThe Petco Foundation gathered approximately 500 guests at this year’s “Celebration of Love” awards gala, which recognized seven organizations and individuals from across the country for their dedication, determination and actions to create lifesaving impacts for pets in need.The Petco Foundation’s Helping Heroes Award, presented by Natural Balance, went to Houston-based non-profit Mission K9Hosted by the animal-loving emcee, Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night”, “Glee”, and “Best in Show”), the evening also featured the first-ever “Innovation Showdown.” In partnership with the Jackson Galaxy Foundation, two organizations had the opportunity to pitch their innovative lifesaving ideas for pets to a panel of expert animal welfare investors.“The Petco Foundation’s awards gala is an inspiring evening for all animal lovers,” shared Susanne Kogut, Executive Director of the Petco Foundation. “The organizations and individuals honored at this year’s event offered unique, eye-opening stories and testimonials of the dedicated hard work taking place across the country to create lifesaving communities for animals.”Dog behaviorist, Victoria Stilwell (“It’s Me or The Dog” host and author), and State Farm presented Karl Booker with the special “Unsung Hero Award” for his dedication to tirelessly working to save Lifeline Animal Project’s hardest-to-place dogs.The other 2017 awards and recipients included: • Paul Jolly Compassion Award presented by Central Garden and Pet to the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association: Located in Charleston, South Carolina, the association led a dramatic shift in saving animal lives. In 2012, the lifesaving rate was at 35 percent, jumping to 63 percent in 2014, and eventually to 91 percent in 2014, staying greater than 81 percent ever since. • Spay Neuter Award presented by Merrick Pet Care to the Los Angeles Coalition for Pets and Public Safety: The organizations’ high-impact spay and neuter clinics, which first started in the city of Los Angeles, have expanded to the greater Los Angeles County, sterilizing over 100,000 animals, helping to reduce shelter intake in these often underserved communities. • Helping Heroes Award presented by Natural Balance to Mission K9: A Houston-based non-profit serving retiring and retired Military Working Dogs, Contract Working Dogs, and other Dogs Who Serve, was recognized this year for their work to reunite these heroes with their former handlers or adopt them into new loving homes. • Love Amplified Award presented by Petco to NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations for Clear the Shelters: In recognition of NBC and Telemundo owned stations marketing and community outreach efforts, in partnership with hundreds of animal shelters across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, the stations’ “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption campaign was inspired by a local pet adoption effort spearheaded by NBC 5 (KXAS) and Telemundo 39 (KXTX) in Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas and expanded nationally in 2015, resulting in more than 70,000 pet adoptions. • Lifesaving Impact Award presented by Blue Buffalo was given to Atlanta’s Lifeline Animal Project: Recognized this year for achieving a nearly 90 percent save rate despite taking in more than 16,000 animals in 2016. • The Founder’s Award was presented by Lucy Pet to Brian Devine: As former Petco CEO and Chairman, Brian Devine was honored this year for his creation of and commitment to the Petco Foundation.About the recognition, Mission K9’s founder’s Kristin Maurer said, “Receiving the Helping Heroes Award from Petco Foundation was such an incredible honor as well as a surprise. The Petco Foundation has done so much for Mission K9 Rescue already by providing life-changing financial support that we never expected more. This award not only gives us legitimacy in the non-profit community, but it also makes us proud that people recognize our work with retired working dogs!”Friday’s “Innovation Showdown” competition between animal welfare finalists – the Brandywine Valley SPCA and Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) – to present their unique ideas to save lives also drew attention from attendees and a celebrity and expert panel of judges that included Daymond John (“Shark Tank,” NY Times Bestselling Author, Founder/CEO of FUBU, and Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship under the Obama administration), Jackson Galaxy (cat behaviorist, author, entrepreneur, founder of the Jackson Galaxy Foundation, and host of “My Cat from Hell”), and Susanne Kogut (Executive Director for the Petco Foundation).Both Showdown finalists received investments from the Foundation to bring their lifesaving ideas to life, which included: • Brandywine Valley SPCA who presented “Mama in the Box,” a kitten feeding solution with a portable design to make care for bottle-baby kittens easier and safer. • Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC who pitched “The ACC Digital Shelter,” a digital kiosk experience that brings adoptable pets directly to where New Yorkers are as they go about their day. This interactive experience is designed to keep shelter pets top-of-mind.“Building an active animal welfare community is the key to making a city the best it can be for our animals and the people who love them,” explained Risa Weinstock, President and CEO of Animal Care Centers of NYC. “By bringing ACC directly to the people through our digital shelter platform, we are giving our animals the best chance at finding loving homes. The lifesaving investment the Petco Foundation has made to make this idea a reality will touch the lives of all New Yorkers and help to end animal homelessness in New York City and across the nation.”To help celebrate and honor all the finalists and award recipients, the awards gala also featured a paw-printed red carpet with “pawparazzi” and a photo booth for guests to capture selfies with adoptable puppies and kittens.To learn more about the Petco Foundation and awards gala, visit: www.petcofoundation.org.last_img read more

Darfur UN agency calls for ensuring safety of aid workers after latest

24 April 2008The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is urging the Government of Sudan and all parties on the ground to ensure the safety of aid workers after one of its drivers was shot dead while delivering vital food relief to Darfur, the second such killing in two months. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is urging the Government of Sudan and all parties on the ground to ensure the safety of aid workers after one of its drivers was shot dead while delivering vital food relief to Darfur, the second such killing in two months. The latest incident comes days after the agency announced it will have to cut food rations to the strife-torn Sudanese region by half because attacks on its trucks are preventing critical relief supplies from getting through. Mohammed Makki El Rasheed, 58 was killed on 21 April while travelling on a main transport route between North and South Darfur. The father of six was on his first-ever delivery trip to Darfur, where WFP is feeding over two million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees. “WFP is calling on all rebel groups and their commanders on the ground to ensure safety along the roads where they operate, so that humanitarian food relief can arrive to those who need it,” according to an update issued by the agency. It is also asking the Government to increase the number of police escorts for WFP convoys, so more food can get through. So far this year 60 WFP-contracted trucks have been hijacked in Darfur, with 39 trucks still missing and 26 drivers unaccounted for. Another driver was killed while transporting food in South Darfur on 24 March. The attacks have meant that WFP deliveries have dropped to less than 900 tons per day. Normally, around this time of year, the agency’s trucks should be delivering 1,800 metric tons of food daily to supply warehouses ahead of the rainy season, due to begin next month. read more

Urgent funding needed to fill teacher gap in developing world UN warns

Over 10 million teachers need to be recruited worldwide to reach the internationally agreed target of reaching universal primary education by 2015, according to new figures released by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In a message marking the 15th anniversary of World Teachers Day, observed annually on 5 October, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura underscored the tremendous efforts many countries are making to meet that target, set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “But they will not make it without recruiting and training many more teachers,” said Mr. Matsuura. “We cannot let the financial and economic crisis cut into education budgets.” He noted that lower spending on education will have dramatic short and long-term consequences on the quality of education, expressing particular concern over the 22 per cent drop in aid to basic education in 2006 and 2007 which threatens progress in low income countries. Over half of the 45 sub-Saharan African countries face a deep teacher gap, according to the new projections from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. These countries need to increase the number of employed teachers by almost 50 per cent – from 2.6 million to 3.7 million – in the eight-year period leading to 2015. “Learning conditions are already very tough in many countries,” added Nicholas Burnett, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Education. “Higher pupil-teacher ratios, heavier workloads for teachers, freezes on their recruitment and lack of training could aggravate the quality deficit that already exists.” Without investing in education, especially investing in teachers, economic recovery is unattainable, said Mr. Burnett. In a joint statement marking the Day, the chief executives of UNESCO, International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Education International said that the 21st century “calls for new approaches to learning, innovative thinking, the acquisition of specific knowledge about the environment, health and citizenship and the promotion of ethical values and attitudes. “The ability of education systems to respond effectively to the needs of today’s learners depends largely on the action that is taken now to recruit, train and support teachers and to ensure decent work for them,” the statement read. Despite determined efforts by governments in developing countries to protect education budgets, sharp drops in fiscal revenue and the prospect of reduced external aid could seriously undermine national efforts to expand, or even sustain, a quality education system. According to UNESCO, Mexico is among the countries to introduce a stimulus package that provides for improving educational infrastructure, while Egypt has voted on a budget that increases education expenditure. Ghana, however, has frozen teacher recruitment and Pakistan has cut its budget for elementary education. World Teachers Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers and celebrates the role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. 5 October 2009A chorus of United Nations officials today warned governments of the dangers in slashing education budgets in the face of the ongoing global economic recession, spotlighting the critical shortage of trained teachers. read more

Annual perennial exchange takes place Wednesday May 21

The Dig Brock Community Garden is hosting the University’s annual perennial exchange event on Wednesday, May 21. Everyone is welcome.Here’s how it works:8:15 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m – 12 noonDrop off up to five perennials (in pots, labelled with name of plants and sun/shade preference) to the front of the Schmon Tower. You will receive a ticket for each plant that you bring to be used at the plant exchange.12 noon to 1 p.m. Return to the front of the Schmon Tower and use each ticket to redeem a different perennial.If you have seedlings or additional perennials that you would like donate to the community garden you can bring them at any time through the day.For more info or to join the DIG Brock Community Garden, please contact Garden@YourBrock.org or see YourBrock.org/Garden read more

Annan welcomes Milosevic arrest urges Belgrade to cooperate with UN tribunal

“The arrest of Slobodan Milosevic is an important step in the process of healing after the tragic events in the Balkans since 1991,” the Secretary-General said in a statement released today in Nairobi, where he is currently on an official visit. “I commend the authorities in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for this decisive action.” Mr. Annan noted that while Mr. Milosevic is being charged for crimes under national law, the suspect has also been indicted by the UN war crimes Tribunal for serious violations of international law. The Secretary-General expressed confidence that the Belgrade authorities would cooperate with the Tribunal, in accordance with their obligations, and urged them to immediately discuss with ICTY officials how this cooperation should be extended. “It is important that those responsible for the violations of international humanitarian law and the laws and customs of war that occurred during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia are brought to justice under due process,” Mr. Annan stressed.For their part, ICTY President Judge Claude Jorda and Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte called the arrest a “positive development,” and expressed confidence that it would make it possible for the Belgrade authorities to fully comply with their obligations under international law. In a joint statement released yesterday, they noted that among other requirements, the authorities are obligated to transfer Mr. Milosevic and all other indicted persons to The Hague.According to ICTY rules, when an accused person is arrested, the State in question must detain him and promptly notify the Registrar. Rule 57 specifies that the transfer of the accused to the seat of the Tribunal “shall be arranged between the State authorities concerned, the authorities of the host country and the Registrar.”The ICTY officials also announced that they had mandated the Tribunal’s Registrar to travel to Belgrade as soon as possible in order to remind the authorities of the practical modalities of their obligations pursuant to the court’s Rules, including Rule 57. The Registrar will also request a copy of the national indictment against Mr. Milosevic, as well as all other useful information, the Tribunal’s statement said. read more

UK automotive industry urges rethink on Brexit red lines as uncertainty bites

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) New report highlights importance of UK Automotive to economy – with manufacturing turnover at record £82 billion in 2017.Brexit uncertainty thwarting investment as SMMT repeats call for customs union membership.New production efficiencies drive record levels of sustainability, with waste to landfill and water and energy use at record lows.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today called for swifter progress on Brexit and a deal that, as a minimum, maintains customs union membership and delivers single market benefits. With investment slowing and time running out, negotiators must get on with the job of agreeing a deal that will put an end to uncertainty and prioritise the needs of the automotive sector. The call came as SMMT published the latest industry figures showing record turnover, the result of long planned investments, but amid growing concern that progress could be reversed in the absence of clarity on our future regulatory and customs relations with the EU.UK Automotive’s 19th annual Sustainability Report reveals the manufacturing sector turned over a record £82 billion in 2017, marking an eighth consecutive year of growth.1 The sector’s economic contribution now stands at £20.2 billion, although a recent SMMT study showed its impact on adjacent sectors as significantly larger, at around £202 billion – some 10% of UK GDP.2 Jobs in the UK automotive manufacturing sector rose 2.8% to 186,000, with employment across the wider industry reaching 856,000. At the same time, the industry improved its environmental impact, with waste to landfill falling to a new low of 0.7% and impressive reductions in water and energy use. This positive growth is largely due to significant investment in the sector over the last decade.Despite this positive performance last year, the first six months of 2018 have been less encouraging. Production output has fallen alongside slowing demand in the new vehicle markets; job cuts have been announced and investment has stalled, with just £347.3 million earmarked for new models, equipment and facilities in the UK – almost half the sum announced in the same period last year.3With decisions on new vehicle models in the UK due soon, government must take steps to boost investor confidence and safeguard the thousands of jobs that depend on the sector. Government must end the current uncertainty about the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU, and commit to continued membership of the customs union and maintenance of the benefits the single market delivers. Leaving the single market and customs union will bring an end to the seamless movement of goods that UK Automotive relies upon, with more than 1,100 trucks from the EU bringing components to car and engine plants every day.4 Without the customs union and the regulatory alignment of the single market, there would be disruption at the border undermining the competitiveness of the sector.Speaking today at the industry’s annual Summit, Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Today’s figures show the critical importance of the automotive industry to the UK economy. There is growing frustration in global boardrooms at the slow pace of negotiations. The current position, with conflicting messages and red lines goes directly against the interests of the UK automotive sector which has thrived on single market and customs union membership. There is no credible ‘plan B’ for frictionless customs arrangements, nor is it realistic to expect that new trade deals can be agreed with the rest of the world that will replicate the immense value of trade with the EU. Government must rethink its position on the customs union.There is no Brexit dividend for our industry, particularly in what is an increasingly hostile and protectionist global trading environment. Our message to government is that until it can demonstrate exactly how a new model for customs and trade with the EU can replicate the benefits we currently enjoy, don’t change it.Key to the UK automotive sector’s recent success has been its highly skilled and productive workforce, in which manufacturers continue to invest. In 2017, the number of training days per employees rose by almost a quarter (23.3%) to 3.7 days. In addition, Sustainability Report signatories alone reported an intake of 700 new apprentices last year, on top of the 950 apprentices that were retained – 150 more than in 2016.The sector’s improved social and economic performance was achieved while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes. In 2017, CO2 emissions per vehicle produced fell by -9.4%, energy use per vehicle was reduced by -0.7% and water use by -7.9%. Meanwhile, waste to landfill was cut by -12.6% to a new record low of 0.7% of all waste produced, with almost 87.4% recycled. Manufacturers also continued to invest in onsite renewable energy production, with signatories to the report producing 60.5 GHh of renewable energy locally in 2017 – enough to power 15,600 homes.Notes to editorsThe 2018 UK Automotive Sustainability Report with data for 2017 is available to download here.UK Automotive and the UK Economy. Read more here: https://www.smmt.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/SMMT-Sustainability-Report-2018-WEB-FINAL.pdfPublic announcements of fresh investments into new plant, machinery, tooling and equipment, models and model development £647.4 million calculated in H1 2017; £347.3 million Jan to 21 June 2018SMMT research https://www.smmt.co.uk/industry-topics/brexit/key-exports-data/New coverageBrexit: Car investment slumps as ‘uncertainty bites’ – BBC BusinessBrexit fears putting 850,000 automotive jobs at risk, warns car industry – Sky NewsInvestment in UK car industry halves as Brexit uncertainty bites – The IndependentFall in UK car industry investment blamed on Brexit uncertainty – Financial TimesBrexit uncertainty puts thousands of jobs at risk, car industry warns – The GuardianAs investment stalls, auto industry warns PM May: Avert a Brexit car crash – ReutersCar industry investment crashes by half over ‘Brexit uncertainty’ – The Telegraph read more

Professor studies dark tourism

Natalie AlvarezImagine a tourism experience where you pay to spend hours pretending to illegally cross the American border from Mexico.You trudge through muddy fields under the blare of gunfire. You run exhausted through sewer tunnels. You are placed, scared and blindfolded, in the back of a truck, only to end up where you started — at a restaurant, gift shop and main office, and people telling you to enjoy your stay.This is the new trend in post-9/11 dark tourism, a term that describes the act of visiting the sites of tragedies as a tourist. This experience is called immersive simulation, and Natalie Alvarez, assistant professor of Dramatic Arts, is writing a book about it.Alvarez has received $23,449 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for her research project, “Enactments of difference: immersive simulations and performance from training to dark tourism.” Alvarez will study two types of immersive simulation: that experienced by tourists, and that experienced by soldiers who train in increasingly popular model villages to prepare them for overseas interaction with foreign cultures. Included in that is investigating how performance techniques are used in counterterrorism and intelligence training.One dark tourism experience Alvarez will study is that of El Alberto, Mexico, where the community has been depleted by immigration to the U.S. Mexicans pay $20 (U.S.) each to be taken on an overnight fake U.S. border crossing. Ironically, the popularity of the adventure tourism has rejuvenated the town’s economy. Alvarez has twice experienced the tour, which she describes as frightening and surprisingly political, given that it’s billed as adventure tourism.“It started with a rousing speech by members of the community about how the work is an homage to those who lost their lives crossing the border,” she said. “We sang the Mexican anthem, followed by the sounds of sirens in the distance of the U.S. border patrol and shouts telling us to start running.”Other examples include a recreated Stalin-era Gulag prison camp in Lithuania, where people pay to spend a day as prisoners. In Liepaja, Latvia, tourists stay overnight in a naval jail.Alvarez will also visit simulated villages used to train soldiers for duties in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is a recreated Afghani village in Norfolk, England, and simulated Iraqi villages in California and Arizona, where actors are recruited to play insurgents and civilians.Demand for these simulations has skyrocketed since 9/11, she said.“A lot of performance scholars and performance artists talk about the border hysteria and the kind of war on difference that evolved from 9/11,” she said. “There seems to be a desire to rehearse encounters with the cultural ‘other’. I want to know what kind of anxieties are being played out in these scenarios.”While on the surface, immersive dark tourism and immersive military simulation seem unrelated, “there are intersecting themes that make them worth putting together in conversation,” she said.Alvarez will spend the next two years traveling and observing these simulations, followed by a year of writing.Alvarez, who is cross-appointed to Liberal Arts, joined Brock in 2006. She currently serves as a co-editor of the Canadian Theatre Review’s Views and Reviews and has two forthcoming edited books: Fronteras Vivientas, an anthology of Latina/o-Canadian plays, and New Essays on Latina/o-Canadian Theatre and Performance. Both are published by Playwrights Canada Press.Links:• Natalie Alvarez faculty page• Full list of Brock’s SSHRC recipients• Past “researcher of the month” profiles read more

Ohio State mens tennis rides NCAA Tournament triumphs to Sweet 16

The Ohio State men’s tennis team didn’t drop a single match in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16. OSU, which hosted NCAA Tournament action for the seventh consecutive season, used the home-court advantage to their benefit and defeated East Tennessee State, 4-0, and Notre Dame, 4-0, in the first and second rounds. OSU redshirt sophomore Peter Kobelt and junior Connor Smith won the first match of the afternoon with an 8-4 doubles match win against Notre Dame sophomore Billy Pecor and senior Sam Keeton. The Buckeye duo of Kobelt and Smith is 26-5 in the current campaign. Senior Chase Buchanan and sophomore Blaz Rola, the nation’s top-ranked doubles duo, won their first match of the postseason and 30th of the season after in an 8-3 victory against senior Niall Fitzgerald and senior Casey Watt. Rola also earned a team-high 32nd singles victory en route to winning the fourth point of the match and clutched the OSU win. Rola, ranked ninth nationally, beat the Fighting Irish’s sophomore Greg Andrews (No. 54) 7-5, 6-3. Buchanan carried the doubles success to the singles competition as well. The co-captain downed Watt, 6-3, 6-2, to push the Buckeye lead to 2-0. Buchanan, ranked 10th-nationally, is now 28-6 overall. Sophomore Ille Van Engelen won for the 27th time this season and 16th time at the No. 4 position after beating Pecor, 6-4, 6-2. On Day 1 of the tournament, OSU defeated East Tennessee State. Junior Devin McCarthy and Van Engelen won the first match of the day, defeating senior Jeremy Bonnevalle and junior Juan Ramirez, 8-3. The duo, ranked 32nd nationwide, moved to 33-9 on the season. After Kobelt and Smith earned a doubles point with an 8-4 win against freshman Rogerio Ribeiro and junior Jesus Bandres, OSU took a 1-0 lead and the Buckeye duo improved to 17-2 at the third position and 26-5 overall. OSU’s No. 2 singles player Rola improved to 14-2 on the season Rola after his team high 31st singles win in a 6-3, 6-2 victory against ETSU senior Sander Gille. The Buckeyes came within one point of winning after Kobelt’s 6-4, 6-2, win against Ramirez. He improved to 25-10 overall with a third-position mark at 16-7. McCarthy won, 6-3, against Ribeiro to secure the shutout for OSU. McCarthy improved to 27-6 overall with a 17-3 mark at the fifth position for the Buckeyes. OSU will continue NCAA Tournament play Thursday on University of Georgia’s campus in Athens, Ga. read more

Irish Architectural Archive appeal for funds they even asked NAMA

first_imgMost of our documents have a very practical use. We have records of buildings that are still standing, so when work is being done on that building, be it refurbishment or repairs and they need to know where the boilers are etc, then they can come to use and we can help.The collection also houses drawings of proposed buildings that never got built around Ireland, be it because of lack of funding or planning rejection. “There is a whole section in the unbuilt buildings of Ireland. It is really interesting to be able to look at the near misses and narrow escapes we had, but also some of the regrettable ones that never got built, ” said Mr O’Riordan.Lack of fundingHe added that they had hoped to hold an exhibition on the unbuilt buildings of Ireland, but he explained that due to the lack of funds the programme has had to be cut way back.We have over 3,500 visitors each year. We are a valuable resource, historically, geographically, architecturally – and even family history wise, if people want to have a look at what houses their ancestors once lived in.He explained that it is very easy for the public to access. “Access is free. All you have to do is come in and register for the reading room and you can browse as you please. The photo collection is organised alphabetically by county, so you can have a look at the buildings that have shaped every town and county around the country,” he said, adding: Every western country in the world – the UK, France, Italy and the US, all have organisations like ours, but they are organs of the state. We are a stand alone group and we fulfill what is usually within the state agencies role. Because we are essentially a private company, we must reduce our own costs. We have cut the programme to almost nothing and have had to look at closing for up to three months. THE ORGANISATION THAT holds the building records for all the buildings in Ireland may be forced to close for up to two months this year if it is not successful in its funding appeal.The Irish Architectural Archive (IAA) collects and preserves the records of Irish architecture – from the earliest structures to contemporary buildings – and even holds records of the buildings that never got past paper.‘We even asked NAMA’Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Colum O’Riordan, IAA Administrator said they have been in discussions with the Department of Arts and Heritage about their funding problems and said they even asked NAMA for assistance, but “nothing is back from them to date,” he said.The IAA holds up to 2.5 million documents and 500,000 photographs. The oldest document in the collection dates from 1690 relating to King John’s Castle in Limerick.All the documents and photographs are freely available to everyone.The IIA is an independent limited company with charitable status, explained Mr O’Riordan. He said:center_img Mr O’Riordan said they had a target of reaching €100,000 and they are a third of the way there. He said the one resource they are finding difficult to tap into is the corporate donations, explaining that a few years ago, they managed to fundraise €40,000 from seven companies in the architectural/construction sector, but now only one of those companies remain in business. “The sign of the times,” said Mr O’Riordan.last_img read more

Google tops 100 million active users on Google

first_imgThere’s been a number of accusations in regard to how Google has managed to get so many people on to Google+. Every time the company posts numbers regarding a total number of active users, we are reminded that Google+ is secretly embedded into nearly every Google product. The +You button sits at the top of Gmail, Google Play, and many other places. That’s not to say there aren’t people using the service, just that the total number of users aren’t necessarily “subscribers” in the traditional way you might look at things.Google released a different set of numbers today to help address some of those concerns, specifically that there were now over 100 million monthly active users on the freshman social network.Google VP Vic Gundotra posted on his personal G+ page that while there were over 400 million total subscribed users, the company was able to measure 100 million of those users were active every month. This figure accounts for mobile users, and users who casually check their notifications from Google’s other services, but added together the network can now boast that they have 100 million users that are using the service at least a couple of times a month.Obviously, with figures like this, there are users that are less active than others, and Google hasn’t released any hard evidence of these numbers to the public yet. This number it a huge boost over the 250 million total users and 75 million active users that were announced at Google IO this spring, showing a significant spike in total growth in just a few short months.Another way to look at these numbers is to compare them to Facebook, which took nearly five years to gain as many users as Google+ has today. Google’s push into social is showing some positive results, with more features being pushed to the network all the time. It’s interesting to note that Google has gained significantly more inactive users than they have active users, likely due to the decision to include Google+ sign up into Android 4.0 and higher. Google’s social network is still facing a pretty steep hill when it comes to competition, but it is certainly hard to call the service a ghost town after today.Read more on Google+last_img read more

27 dead a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Maria

first_img Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #magneticmedianews, Dominica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Former PNP Election candidate and businessman calls for swifter reconstruction for Capital, Grand Turk FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Dominica, September 28, 2017 – The report coming out of #Dominica is heartbreaking, harrowing in the aftermath of #HurricaneMaria as we now learn that 27 people died during the then Category 5 storm, and dozens more are still missing.    While aid is coming, it is reportedly slow in arriving to the island home to 71,000 people which has been savagely ripped to bits.One BBC report said relief supplies are having to be dropped from helicopters to residents in the Capital of the country, Soufriere, because access is near impossible on the ground.    It is said 80% of the country’s structures were flattened in the storm; the island is in ruins.    Schools are destroyed, telecommunications is cut off and the island’s main hospital was without power; it is unclear if there is yet to be electricity there.A curfew is in effect for Dominica and PM Roosevelt Skerrit, who is trying desperately to find outside help for his people has labeled the challenge left by the September 18 storm, ‘humungous’.#MagneticMediaNews New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Recommended for youlast_img read more

Trial underway for man accused of killing 4 from San Diego

first_imgTrial underway for man accused of killing 4 from San Diego AP, FacebookTwitter Posted: January 7, 2019 AP Updated: 1:42 PM FILE – In this May 19, 2015, file photo,, Charles “Chase” Merritt, (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)SAN BERNARDINO, CA (AP) —Opening statements are underway in the trial of a Southern California man accused of beating a family of four to death with a sledgehammer and burying them in the desert.Prosecutors made opening statements Monday in the trial of 61-year-old Charles “Chase” Merritt in San Bernardino.Defense attorneys also made statements to defend Merritt and will continue addressing the jury in the afternoon.Merritt is charged with killing his business associate Joseph McStay; McStay’s wife, Summer; and their 3- and 4-year-old sons.The McStay family disappeared from their San Diego County home in 2010. Three years later, their bodies were found in a remote desert location more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away in San Bernardino County. Categories: Local San Diego News January 7, 2019last_img read more

Columbia River cant stop Lincoln

first_imgTACOMA — The Tacoma Dome will be missing Clark County representation at the state basketball tournaments.The Columbia River boys basketball team — the county’s last shot in either 4A or 3A boys and girls basketball — fell short of the ultimate destination Saturday night in the Class 3A regionals, falling to Lincoln 55-35.“We did what we could,” senior Rian Bassett said. “They’re just a really good team. I think they’re going to take the state title. I don’t think anybody can stop them.”Columbia River’s effort to stop the Abes never really materialized. The Chieftains scored four points in each of the first two quarters, falling behind by 18 points.After the game, the Chieftains said they were satisfied with their second-half performance, even if they never seriously mounted a rally.“I’m proud of the way we played in the second half,” said Bassett, who scored all nine of his points in the final two quarters. “I just wish we could have started out like that.”Isaiah Smith led Columbia River with 16 points, 14 in the second half.“All four years of my career, we improved,” said Smith, the school’s all-time leading scorer.The Chieftains failed to make the district tournament in his first two years of varsity. Then last year, the Chieftains won the district tournament. This season, the Chieftains repeated at district and came one game short of the elite eight at the dome. Their season ended with a 17-7 record.last_img read more

Centre yet to synchronise research institutions

first_imgIt’s been 19 months  since Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to bring all research works under one roof, but the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoS&T) has not yet synchronised its different research wings. Though the MoS&T had held several rounds of deliberations with all research institutes under it in the past 19 months, but nothing much to avail.In total, there are 70 research institutes only under Science and Technology Ministry and when research institutions of other ministries are included the figure may go over 300 such as Ministries of Earth Sciences, Health, Food Processing, Defence, Human Resource Development, Petroleum, etc. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damAs per the latest update, the S&T Ministry is still brainstorming over resolving different issues to finalise the uniform framework for it. Talking to Millennium Post, Union MoS&T Harsh Vardhan said, “We have asked heads of all the institutes to seat together and finalise a coordination policy as there are several instances that two research institutes are working on similar subject without the knowledge of each other.”Defending the ministry’s stand, Vardhan said, “It’s a long process, which will take time, but the good news is that we are close to finalising a policy which would focus on public cause centric research work. It’s need of the hour for all the research institutions to coordinate with  Also Read – Union Min doubts ‘vote count’ in Bareilly, seeks probeeach other.”Stressing on need of bringing all the research bodies under one roof, Vardhan said, “There are several institutions of different ministries doing their own research work. When they would come under one umbrella, the research work would be more adept and cost-effective too.”The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is engaged in developing new vaccines, which is also being done by Central Scientific Research Institute (CSIR) laboratories and there is no coordination between both the institutions, resulting into double expenditure for developing one technology. “A huge amount of fund is being pumped in by the Centre for promoting research related works to address the fundamental issues such as health, malnutrition, farming, clean drinking water, etc, but the outcome is not in proportion to the expenditure,” said an official of Department of Science & Technology on the condition of not to be named.Adding further the senior official said, “Take the example of Indian Science Congress (ISC), the ministry spends above Rs 20 crore per year on holding the event, but its outcome gets buried in different science journals.”last_img read more

Someplace Else celebrates its 25 glorious years

first_imgSomeplace Else, one of the iconic pubs in Kolkata by The Park Hotels, celebrates 25 glorious years of its legacy. Since its inception in 1994, Someplace Else has established a benchmark that not only promotes upcoming talent, but also brings in new musical influences. It is the first lounge to introduce the concept of live musical gigs throughout the week in Park Street, the most famous thoroughfare in Kolkata.A mecca for live music with great ambience, Someplace Else breathes the tradition of pure rock, blues and metal. In 2019, it started open mic that weaves a community of musicians, poets and fans, all under one roof. It has also hosted renowned musicians like Ehsaan and Loy, Nikhil D Souza, Anjan Dutt, Parikrama, Nischay Parekh, Ganesh Talkies, Louiz Banks, Jonas Hellborg, Mukul Dore and Ravindra Chari, Mumford and Sons, Pentagram, Zero, Orange street, and Indus Creed among others. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe silver jubilee celebrations will witness a month-long musical extravaganza with rock bands performing from all over the country. There will be over-the-top performances by Parikrama, Krosswindz, Grooverz, Nucleus, The Fender Benders, and a disco haven night with DJ Austin. Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Dewan, Managing Director, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd. said, “A pioneer in delivering experiences that are Anything But Ordinary, Someplace Else truly resonates with our vision. Our 25th milestone with Someplace Else is a testimony of our unparalled success overseeing world’s top talents. Someplace Else will continue to evolve in the years ahead and always provide the best entertainment in the city.” Someplace Else has been a launch pad and magnet for many rock bands and musicians who have gone on to make their name in the national music scenario. With best live music in the city, delicious food and a friendly smile, it has become the most preferred pub amongst Kolkatians.last_img read more

Millennials Would Like to Work for You If They Can Apply on

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The millennial generation is a mobile generation, period. If this wasn’t an already known fact hammered home by the proliferation of mobile devices, it certainly has been reinforced by the impact this generation is having on the evolution of today’s businesses.It then stands to reason that corporate talent acquisition teams, who rely on this generation to carry the company torch into the next several decades, should be making great strides in adopting and deploying mobile recruiting solutions. The results of the recent 2014 Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey tell another story: companies are struggling to keep up with mobile generation, and risk becoming virtually obsolete to the new generation of millennial job seekers if they don’t move faster.Related: Why Millennials Are Immature, Entitled and the Best HireThe survey, conducted by independent research firm Kelton Global polling more than 1,000 job seekers and more than 300 HR professionals, highlights the disconnect between expectations and reality when searching and applying for jobs. Unsurprisingly, results showed that a clear majority of job seekers use, or at least expect to use, mobile in parts of their job search. Eighty percent of job seekers expect to be able to do at least part of their job search easily on a smartphone, and more than half (54 percent) reported that they have used a mobile device in numerous ways to aid in their job search. Many noted that if they couldn’t, they’d move on to other opportunities.Furthermore, of the in-house recruiting and HR professionals surveyed, 36 percent said that if they were in a candidate’s shoes, they would not say their application process was optimized for mobile. Another 27 percent of respondents at companies of 500 or more employees reported that they’ve done absolutely nothing to optimize for mobile.Related: The Problem With Hiring Millennials Is Their Age, Not Their GenerationIt is abundantly clear that today’s, and most certainly tomorrow’s, workforce is ready for a mobile search and apply process. As more and more millennial job candidates enter the workforce, companies that ignore mobile and rely on the desktop application as the sole means for attracting talent, run the risk of alienating themselves to the best candidates. The impact, however, is not just limited to candidates. It could also affect the company’s product side as well: one quarter of talent acquisition practitioners think that providing a poor (or non-existent) mobile application experience might even prevent these candidates from buying products or services from that company. Now we’re not just talking about applicants, we’re talking about potential customers and a company’s bottom line.The good news: the need for mobile optimization is deemed a priority amongst HR and recruitment professionals, with a full 76 percent acknowledging it’s an important problem to solve. The bad news: many companies are still struggling to push this as a priority within their organizations. So where is the resistance? Well, 43 percent of professionals said that IT issues are the most common roadblocks, with budget constraints (35 percent) and internal resistance (32 percent) following closely behind. It is a broken process, but fixing it isn’t as difficult as you might think.New technologies and solutions are available, right now, that allow companies to implement a mobile apply process outside of the constraints of their legacy recruitment systems. This next-wave of solutions was built with the mobile job seeker in mind, front and center. Adopting optimized mobile application solutions can significantly improve the conversion rate of potential candidates who use a mobile device for applying for a job.Investing in mobile solutions will impact and enhance all of the investments that talent acquisition and recruiting professionals make, including sourcing and recruiting spend, branding and marketing efforts and targeted outreach programs.The proverbial “line in the sand” has been drawn. Old recruiting methods are no longer good enough. Companies that adopt recruitment marketing tools designed with mobile in mind, and not cobbled together to address it after the fact, can significantly improve both the recruiter and the candidate experience. This includes ensuring consistency in a prospect’s application experience, strengthening an employer’s brand and capturing top talent everywhere (smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop included).It’s time to go ‘all-in’ for mobile. Let’s not keep the mobile generation waiting any longer.Related: Want to Nab Top, Young Talent? Millennial-Proof Your Office. November 7, 2014 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgNews | December 12, 2008 Siemens Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for IQ-SPECT Technology News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2018 Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cardiac imaging company Spectrum Dynamics filed a lawsuit Dec. 6,… read more Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions. 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December 12, 2008 – Siemens Healthcare announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for IQ-SPECT technology.Originally introduced at the 2008 Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, June 14-18, in New Orleans, IQ-SPECT is Siemens newest Symbia feature that enables a comprehensive cardiac evaluation, including perfusion, attenuation correction and calcium scoring in just five minutes.IQ-SPECT technology is achieved with SMARTZOOM collimators that magnify the heart while imaging the rest of the torso under traditional conditions. Combining this cardio-centric orbit acquisition technique with fast, 3D iterative reconstruction enables more confident diagnoses and improved patient comfort, enhancing image quality, speed, productivity and throughput.IQ-SPECT is 510k-cleared and commercially available on all Symbia S and T systems, and is field upgradeable for any existing systems.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Cardiac Imaging | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis Will Cardiac MRI Expand? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cardiac assessment provides a radiation-free alternative to other commonly used… read more Feature | Nuclear Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Sabyasachi Ghosh State of the Industry: Medical Hybrid Imaging Market “Experimental validation implemented in real-life situations and not theoretical claims exaggerating small advantages read more Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell FDA Clears Path for First Domestic Supply of Tc-99m Isotope February 8, 2018 — The U.S. read more Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital. The Chalk River nuclear isotope reactor license has been renewed, but will be decommissioned by 2028. The reactor supplies about 50 percent of the world’s supply of Tc99m. Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and p read more Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell Chalk River Isotope Reactor Decommissioning Date Set April 2, 2018 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced March 29 that it renewed Canadian Nuclear Lab read more Videos | SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 … read more Related Content A PET/CT head and neck cancer scan. Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23-26 in Philadelphia… read more News | Nuclear Imaging | June 10, 2017 GE Healthcare SPECT/CT and PET/CT Systems Enhance Personalized Patient Care GE Healthcare showcased positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography/computed… read morelast_img read more

Cruise tourism holds major value for Papua New Guinea

first_imgCruise tourism holds major value for Papua New GuineaA new study has underlined the multi-million dollar value of cruise tourism to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, as the Pacific nations welcome more cruise ships to their shores.The study, commissioned by the South Pacific’s leading cruise operator Carnival Australia, the Australian Government and World Bank Group member IFC, found that cruise tourism brought A$5.9 million into Papua New Guinea’s economy last year, including an estimated $200,000 in indirect economic benefits.Meanwhile, the report found cruise tourism could grow five-fold in the Solomon Islands, from $600,000 to $3.3 million by 2017.The study – Assessment of the Economic Impact of Cruising to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands – looked at the Solomon Islands main port, Honiara, and Papua New Guinea’s five main ports, identifying opportunities and investments to improve cruise tourism development and capitalise further on the growing sector.   It follows a similar study in Vanuatu in 2014, where cruising was found to bring $34 million annually to the nation.Carnival Australia Executive Chairman Ann Sherry – who travelled to Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea this week to release the report with government representatives – said the study was a key outcome of its partnership with the Australian Government to support sustainable development in the South Pacific.Through two of its cruise lines, P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises, Carnival Australia will make 26 visits to Papua New Guinea this year, bringing more than 44,000 passengers – an eight-fold increase in passenger numbers since 2013.Ms Sherry said the potential of cruise tourism to the Solomon Islands would be visible later this year when P&O Cruises’ Pacific Eden makes her maiden visit to the nation, while homeported in Cairns. Pacific Eden’s visit will include the cruise line’s maiden call to Gizo Island on September 30, the day before the ship’s inaugural call to Honiara.In total, P&O and Princess will have six ship visits to the Solomon Islands this year – a three-fold increase from last year.Ms Sherry said Carnival Australia had a long and harmonious relationship with the Pacific Islands, its people and its communities.“We have a commitment to practise sustainable tourism and ensure communities benefit from the growth of cruising,” Ms Sherry said.“This report is significant because it confirms, for the first time for these nations, the long value chain of cruising, which reaches deep into the Pacific Islands to deliver economic opportunity.“Importantly, it is also a forward looking document that paints a picture of opportunities for destinations to take advantage of the benefits of cruise tourism.“We look forward to continuing to develop rewarding and positive relationships with governments and communities in this Pacific, with cruise tourism creating shared value for all.”Tourism is vital to the sustainable growth of the Pacific islands, contributing an estimated 3 per cent of the Oceania region’s gross domestic product and 12 per cent of total employment in 2014, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Carnival AustraliaSource = Carnival Australialast_img read more

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