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first_imgJNBS Open League uniform parade set for Saturday The opening ceremony and uniform parade of the Netball Jamaica/JNBS Sunshine Open League netball competition will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Leila Robinson Courts, beginning at 1 p.m. sharp. Following the uniform parade, eight rounds of regular matches will be played. The defending champions of the Open League are Mico ‘B’, while the ‘B’ trophy was won by Molynes United ‘A’. Westchester were the Jo Wigman Rally winners, defeating Maxfield Park Community Club 8-5. This occasion marks the beginning of Netball Jamaica’s 2016 season and the 23rd year of sponsorship by Jamaica National Building Society. Italy, Poland awarded 2016 IAAF events MONACO (AP): Italy has been chosen to host the world race walking team championships, while Poland has been awarded the World Junior (Under-20) championships after Russia was stripped of both events which will be held this year. The International Association of Athletics Federations announced yesterday that Rome will host the team walking event in May after beating off competition from Mexico, Ukraine and Ecuador. Bydgoszcz in Poland was the only bidder for the Under-20 event which takes place in July. The reallocation of the two competitions follows the suspension of Russia in November for widespread doping.last_img read more

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USC notes: Kalil ‘antsy’ on last play

first_img Jarrett said he only required eye drops for his scratched cornea and can see fine this week. Bing wins: Safety Darnell Bing will return kickoffs opposite Reggie Bush as the replacement for the injured Desmond Reed. Josh Pinkard, Will Harris and Rey Maualuga will be the gunners on the punt team. Pinkard is also expected to see action at cornerback, USC coach Pete Carroll said. Carroll is impressed with Harris, who has not played in a game yet because of a sprained ankle. “He’s going to be involved in a lot of special teams,” Carroll said. Harris will also be on the kickoff team. History lesson: Although Washington has never defeated a No. 1-ranked team, the Huskies upset No. 2 USC and snapped the Trojans’ 28-game unbeaten streak with a 20-10 victory in 1980. Washington is 0-5 against USC when the Trojans are ranked No. 1. The Huskies also snapped USC’s streak of 187 games without getting shut out with a 24-0 victory in 1983. At the conclusion of that game, the Husky Stadium scoreboard proclaimed “The Conquest is Over.” Field, sweet field: USC returned to a lumpy and sandy Howard Jones Field for Thursday’s practice after three days on Cromwell Field. Howard Jones Field was unavailable because workers botched replacing the sod and the rain made the field even worse. “We might have come out a little early,” Carroll said. “It’s still soft and soggy.” Important trip: Washington might be considered an unattractive game on the schedule, but it’s critical for USC in terms of recruiting. Offensive lineman Steve Schilling of Bellevue, Wash., is considered one of the top linemen in the nation and lists USC among his favorites. He is expected to be at the game. And safety-wide receiver Taylor Mays of Seattle, listed as one of the top 10 players in the nation, already committed. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Everyone remembered USC quarterback Matt Leinart’s 1-yard touchdown run to defeat Notre Dame, but nobody saw center Ryan Kalil anxiously shaking the ball before he snapped it. “It was like the longest five seconds of my life,” Kalil said. “I was so antsy. The ball was shaking. I was anticipating the snap count. It was so loud, that Leinart is behind me and I can’t hear him.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week He also was a little stressed from the previous play, when Notre Dame fans stormed the field after the clock reached 0:00, only to have the officials correct the timekeeping error. “There was a split second where my heart sank and I thought it might be over,” Kalil said. Instant celebrities: Leinart, wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett and linebacker Keith Rivers were instantly recognized by celebrities Wednesday night at a Victoria’s Secret party thrown at a Hollywood club. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Matthew Perry and Christian Slater were among those in attendance. Jarrett said boxer Mike Tyson asked him about his 61-yard catch against Notre Dame on fourth-and-9. “I don’t like talking about football, I change the subject,” Jarrett said. “Everybody was asking about it. I love the game, but so many people and celebrities and fans came up to me. I guess I’d rather be known as the guy who caught the ball than the guy who dropped it.” center_img Kalil said he was anxious because he was so close to the goal line. “The goal line was at my fingertips,” he said. “We were right there. I was just so antsy.” last_img read more

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iPhone 4 to Get First Mobile Video Relay Service for Deaf Users

first_imgmike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Apple’s face-to-face video chat for the iPhone 4, FaceTime, has been the word on the lips of many people recently, for reasons from its (ahem) innovative uses to its touching commercials. But beyond showing off haircuts and braces, the service is creating a lot of buzz in another community entirely: the deaf.Video relay service provider ZVRS has announced what it says is the world’s first mobile VRS using Apple’s FaceTime app – a move that is likely to make the iPhone 4 the smartphone of choice for the deaf community. For the first time, deaf and hearing-impaired callers will be able to communicate not only with each other, but also with hearing individuals while they’re on the go. While the technology behind a VRS is relatively simple, until now the service required its users to have a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam. For those of you unfamiliar with a VRS, the company gives a succinct explanation:VRS allows deaf and hard of hearing individuals to have telephone conversations with hearing people. Using a videophone with real-time video connection, an interpreter “relays” the conversation between the two parties: voicing what the deaf person is signing to the hearing caller and translating the spoken words into American Sign Language for the deaf/hard of hearing caller to see.According to Tamara Suiter-Ocuto, a deaf iPhone user, the iPhone 4, with its face-to-face chat capability, has already made a big splash among deaf users.“Having FaceTime on iPhone 4 is a huge thing in the deaf community, because its the very first time any deaf individual can make a phone call to another deaf individual on their phones,” she wrote in an email. “Before, we only could communicate with each other using email, text or IM.”Suiter-Ocuto told us that almost all of her friends have upgraded from older version iPhones to enjoy the new video capabilities, and she and her husband are no exception.“We decided to upgrade both of our phones, even though our current iPhones are working just fine, but we both are deaf and wanted to be able to call each other whenever we’re apart,” wrote Suiter-Ocuto. “It just isn’t the same texting/e-mailing each other.”While FaceTime will offer a much more mobile experience than any previous offering for deaf users, it does have the limitation of only operating over Wi-Fi networks and not over AT&T’s 3G. We asked ZVRS if this limitation might be lifted for its services, but have not received any response. Details on the upcoming service are a bit light, but we know that it will launch on July 26, the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, you can sign up on the company’s mailing list. Related Posts Tags:#Apple#news#NYT#web last_img read more

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Ex-Oregon football star Keanon Lowe stops armed student at Oregon school

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next There are no other suspects. Police declined to release the student’s name and said they were still trying to determine if he fired any shots. Police spokesman Sgt. Brad Yakots declined to confirm Lowe’s reported involvement.“I’m just happy everyone was OK,” Lowe said as he walked out of the school about four hours after the incident, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive. “I’m happy I was able to be there for the kids and for the community.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLowe didn’t reply to messages sent on Twitter or LinkedIn.Yakots, the police spokesman, said the first responding officers found the gunman being detained by the staff member in the hallway. A firearm was recovered at the school, he added. Parkrose was evacuated and a nearby middle school was on lockdown for several hours as the investigation unfolded. The high school students were bused to a nearby parking lot where they were reunited with their parents.The outcome was “the best-case scenario, absolutely,” Yakots said. “The staff member did an excellent job by all accounts, (and) our officers arrived within minutes and went right in.”Students recounted how the student entered their government class in the school’s fine arts building — separate from the main building — just before noon. Lowe had been in the classroom earlier looking for the student, whom other students identified as an 18-year-old senior at Parkrose.About 10 minutes before the end of class, the student appeared in the doorway in a black trench coat and pulled out a long gun from beneath his coat, senior Justyn Wilcox, who also was in the room, told The Oregonian/OregonLive.The student didn’t point the gun at anyone, Alexa Pope said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport FILE – This 2016, file photo shows Keanon Lowe of the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. Lowe, a former analyst for the 49ers and wide receiver at the University of Oregon, subdued a person with a gun who appeared on a Portland, Oregon high school campus Friday, May 17, 2019. Lowe is now a coach at Parkrose High School. (AP Photo/File)PORTLAND, Ore. — A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed student at a Portland, Oregon, high school before anyone was injured.Keanon Lowe, a football and track coach and a security guard at Parkrose High School, told reporters as he was leaving a police interview late Friday that he was tired but relieved at the outcome, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Students fled out the back door because the gunman was blocking the main doorway.“As I was running, I was just like, Lord don’t let this be it,” Pope told the newspaper.In college, Lowe was a star wide receiver at the University of Oregon, playing from 2011 to 2014. He caught 10 touchdown passes in his college career and had nearly 900 receiving yards. He also saw playing time on special teams.After college, he worked as an offensive analyst for the San Francisco 49ers and as an analyst for the Philadelphia Eagles.Lowe began working at Parkrose last year as the school’s head football and track and field coach, according to his LinkedIn profile. Before that, he worked for his high school alma mater, Jesuit High, where he earned state defensive player of the year as a defensive back and was a standout sprinter.Students, parents and co-workers lauded Lowe’s actions on Twitter, calling him a hero. Several also noted that the school’s prom, scheduled for Saturday, was still on.Olivia Katbi Smith wrote on Twitter that she coaches track with Lowe at Parkrose and wasn’t surprised to learn what he did.“As soon as I heard what happened I knew it was him because he would do anything for these kids. It was surreal to be waiting for my athletes behind caution tape today, but might have been much worse if not for Keanon,” she wrote. 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Aurora Cannabis more than ready with pot supply for legalization

first_imgTORONTO – Licensed marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is “unequivocally” ready for the legalization of recreational pot in Canada next month, with enough supply to meet all its commitments to provinces and territories.Aurora’s chief corporate officer Cam Battley adds that the cannabis firm doesn’t foresee the need for supply agreements with other licensed producers to bridge inventory gaps.“We’ve got all of our product categories ready,” he told analysts on a conference call discussing its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday.“So, we’re more than ready for consumer legalization. And more than that, our ramp-up in production is happening at exactly the right time. We’re not going to be dumping old, stockpiled, stale product on the market.”Aurora’s comments come as Canada prepares to legalize recreational cannabis for adult use on Oct. 17.Executives of the Edmonton-based cannabis company would not disclose the current size of its inventory in kilograms, but said it has been ramping up its production capacity.Aurora anticipates that by the end of 2018 it will be able to produce 150,000 kilograms per year.The company has eight licensed production facilities, compared with one fully licensed facility and two under construction one year ago, Battley said.Aurora has $88 million in proforma inventory and biological assets, including that of MedReleaf Corp., chief financial officer Glen Ibbott said. Aurora signed a $3.2-billion deal to acquire MedReleaf in May.Aurora’s latest quarterly earnings capped off a busy year with fourth-quarter revenues of $19.1 million, more than triple the $5.9 million in revenues it saw a year ago. For the full year, revenues increased to $55.2 million from $18.1 million in 2017.Net income attributable to shareholders for the quarter was nearly $80 million, up from a $4.82 million loss a year ago.The increase was primarily attributable to the unrealized non-cash gain on derivatives and marketable securities, which was partially offset by increased finance costs, share-based payments, acquisition and project evaluation costs.Analyzing the performance of a marijuana company is tough because of accounting rules used in the agriculture industry that require companies to put a value on their pot plants before they are harvested, and approaches differ between producers on how to apply these guidelines.Meanwhile, the company’s operating expenses soared as the marijuana producer prepared for the impending domestic adult-use market on Oct. 17 and expanded its reach outside of Canada.Aurora’s general and administration costs increased to $22.6 million in the fourth-quarter, compared with $9.8 million in the previous quarter and $2 million in the same period a year ago. Sales and marketing costs also rose to $14.8 million, compared with $3.6 million in the same quarter a year ago.The company said this increase was due to investments in its brand strategy including one-time activities in preparation for legalization, but also stemmed from the integration of Saskatoon-based licensed producer CanniMed, which Aurora acquired earlier this year.Aurora also reiterated its plans to list Aurora on a “senior, U.S. exchange,” subject to the appropriate approvals. This move, which the company had mentioned publicly earlier this year, comes after a wild ride for marijuana stocks in recent weeks.“This listing provides access to a broader investor audience,” Battley said.(Companies in this story: TSX:ACB)last_img read more

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US consumer confidence tumbles in December

first_imgWASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month as Americans began to worry that economic growth will moderate next year. But consumer spirits are still high by historic standards.The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index fell to 128.1 in December, down from 136.4 in November and lowest since July.The index measures consumers’ assessment of current economic conditions and their outlook for the next six months. Both fell in December. Consumers’ expectations for the future dropped to the lowest level in more than two years.The U.S. economy is healthy. Unemployment is the lowest in nearly five decades. But the Federal Reserve has gradually been raising interest rates, financial markets have been volatile and global growth is slowing.Paul Wiseman, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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This Years MLB Tankfest Is Epic And Maybe Pointless

Cycles of winning and then rebuilding are nothing new in baseball, but this year’s cellar dwellers may have been especially emboldened to bottom out after watching the Astros and Cubs take that route on their way to winning the last two World Series. Each team’s title run was preceded by years of spectacular losing, serving as two proofs of the idea that a controlled franchise demolition can help pave the way for 100-win seasons and October parades. In addition, the era of owners and fans being content with a ballclub that’s merely respectable is seemingly over; if you’re not contending for a championship, the thinking goes, you may as well not even try to win at all.It makes sense, on paper. From a bottom-line perspective, buying wins that aren’t likely to tip a team over the threshold to making the playoffs is a poor way to maximize revenue. By concentrating instead on snagging high draft picks and rebuilding their farm systems, Houston and Chicago were able to use their picks on a procession of star prospects such as Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant, George Springer, Javier Baez, Alex Bregman … and the list goes on.But the Cubs and Astros might be special cases. Historically speaking, losing a ton of games doesn’t automatically lead to future success: Since 1969, the average team that lost between 90 and 100 games3Per 162 total games. in a season ended up winning an average of 80 games five years later, with only 23 percent having at least 90 wins. By comparison, the group of teams that lost between 75 and 85 games — so, teams that started from the middle — ended up in basically the same place. They won an average of 81 games five years later, with 21 percent cracking 90 wins. In other words, clubs that bottomed out and clubs that built from a place of respectability don’t usually look that different a few years down the line.Why? Probably the same reason that possessing a highly ranked farm system has surprisingly little effect on a team’s major-league fortunes down the road. Chicago and Houston were fortunate that so many of their top farmhands turned into stars,4Granted, not all of them did: 2013’s No. 1 overall pick, Mark Appel, quit baseball in February. and each has supplemented its young talent with cash spent elsewhere. (That’s a model the Phillies are currently following as well, to some early-season success.) Tanking is just the first step; to make it pay off, you also have to nail everything that comes after.This year’s extreme logjam of tankers may also make the strategy less effective. In the past, some teams were able to successfully build from the bottom because there wasn’t a ton of competition down there. It remains to be seen how well the tactic will work when almost a third of the league is doing the same thing at the same time. These copycats may have all hopped on the tank train at the wrong moment.Either way, the result of all this tanking has been a lot of bad baseball in the early going. I’m not totally convinced it’s had more of an effect on this year’s disappointing attendance numbers than, say, the terrible weather that’s plagued much of April around the country.5Although it should be said that 2018’s average attendance has dropped even further, from 27,532 per game at the time of Jeff Passan’s article to 26,931 through April 29, even as temperatures have risen. But it will probably end up affecting playoff races (as various contenders rack up easy wins against deliberately bad teams) and lead to more fans tuning out in the cities hosting these tank projects, and just at a time when baseball’s popularity was starting to creep back up again. All in the name of a strategy that might not even consistently work — despite a few high-profile successes in recent years.Check out our latest MLB predictions. The 2018 MLB season could end up being defined by a lot of things, including the possibility of even more tinkering to the baseball, an epic spate of strikeouts or the disappointing performance of the league’s supposed superteams. But most likely, we’ll remember 2018 as the year tanking dominated baseball’s landscape like never before. Not only did the spectre of mass rebuilding hang over the offseason — contributing to the slowest free-agent class in recent memory — but even after the talent was reshuffled on the field, tanking has already made a major impact on the standings. Particularly the bottom of the standings.According to our Elo projections, eight teams — the Reds, Royals, Marlins, Orioles, White Sox, Padres, Tigers and Rangers — are currently on track to lose at least 90 games, with roughly half of those teams flirting with a 100-loss pace. That’s the most potential 90-game-losers at the end of April since at least 1969,1The start of the “divisional era,” when MLB expanded to 24 teams. if we calculate past teams’ expected records using their Elo rating as of April 30 of each season.2Specifically, I ran a regression predicting a team’s rest-of-season record from its Elo rating at the end of April, and then added that expected record to a team’s actual record as of April 30 to arrive at a projected full-season record equivalent to the ones we list on our Elo-based MLB interactive. I also discarded strike-shortened seasons (like 1994 and 1995) from this analysis. With just a little luck, this year could end up matching (or surpassing) the record-setting 2004 season, which had 10 teams with 90 or more losses. read more

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Strootman looking forward to playing for Roma

first_imgKevin Strootman can play his 100th Seria A game for AS Roma against Juventus tomorrow and he insisted that he is planning to stay at the club for much longer than just that.The Dutchman has missed two years of his career at AS because of his terrible knee injuries and he is very grateful towards the club that they decided to stand by him and give him every kind of support needed.The midfielder spoke about his future with the club as he said, according to Football Italia:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I’ve made 99 Serie A appearances for Roma, but it should’ve been many more. I’ve been playing regularly and want to have a lot more games in the Roma jersey.”“At the start of the season, our objective was to challenge for the Scudetto, but now we need only a point to ensure we’re in the Champions League next term.”“We’ve seen how wonderful it is to play in this competition, as the stadium was packed and the whole city felt involved. We did really well in the Champions League, but unfortunately in December and January dropped too many points in Serie A to continue the Scudetto race with Juve and Napoli.”last_img read more

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Obama coming to the Caribbean on business

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:CARICOM, obama, Panama, summit of the americas CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting discussions conclude on high note Bahamas to take 15-member delegation to CARICOM meeting set in Mo’Bay, Jamaica UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Mar 2015 – OBAMA going to Jamaica for a few hours as apart of an official stop before joining western hemisphere leaders at the Summit of the Americas in Panama.The news has Jamaicans hysterical with joy at the arrival of the Nobel Peace Prize and Grammy Award winning President, the first black man to hold that office in the US.Arguably that fact is of particular significance to Jamaica, the third largest English speaking nation in the Americas and a country of predominantly black people.CARICOM leaders will reportedly be present as guests of Hon Portia Simpson Miller and will journey from Jamaica to Panama at the end of President Barack Obama’s historic visit on April 9.One Jamaican has already promised Mr Obama a Red Stripe during his visit.The last US President to visit Jamaica was Ronald Regan in 1982.Summit of the Americas is set for April 10-11 in Panama.last_img read more

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