Book A Winter Getaway To Philly And Score Free Jurassic World: The Exhibition Tickets And More

first_imgRide with UberVisitors can use this one-tap app anytime, anywhere to get around Philly. The promo code for one free ride — valued up to $10 — works for both new and existing Uber customers. (Photo courtesy Uber) With free parking and a free Uber ride worth up to $10, visitors who book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package Winter Getaway can travel about town with ease.MORE INFOVisit Philly Overnight Hotel Package [] In need of a winter vacation or staycation? Look no further.The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package gets a major upgrade for winter 2016-2017.The package, offered at 38 participating Center City hotels, includes free parking as always, but there’s so much more to score this winter.VISIT PHILLY OVERNIGHT HOTEL PACKAGE WINTER GETAWAYTwo untimed tickets to Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin InstituteAdmission and ice skate rentals for two at Blue Cross RiverRink WinterfestA $20 gift card for use at any Garces restaurants in PhiladelphiaA FREE Uber ride (up to $10) for new and existing ridersFREE hotel parkingRedeemable from November 25, 2016 through March 19, 2017, the deal is bookable online now at seven days a week, the deal is valued at $228 and is only available for winter 2016-2017.Visit Jurassic World: The ExhibitionThe Franklin Institute offers up another blockbuster North American premiere — this one shows off the wild wonders of Isla Nublar in a massive exhibition based on one of Hollywood’s biggest-ever science-fiction films.This behind-the-scenes glimpse into the magic of moviemaking and dinosaur animation stars whopping versions of animatronic dinosaurs — Brachiosaurus, T. Rex, Stegosaurus — and more beasts sure to inspire squeals of wonder and delight.Those who book this season’s deal can exchange two admission vouchers onsite for timed tickets, which include entry to the full museum. (Photo by Daryl Peveto for The Franklin Institute) This winter’s Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package delivers unprecedented deals, including two untimed tickets to see the North American premiere of Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute.Ice Skate at Blue Cross RiverRink WinterfestThis riverside village features an open-air Olympic-size ice skating rink, cozy lodge with fireplaces, festive landscaping, twinkling lights, fire pits, arcade games and a variety of food and beverages. The winter package includes tickets for two rink admissions and two skate rentals. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia) Hit the ice — for free! — at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest with the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package Winter Getaway. Dine at Garces RestaurantsChef Jose Garces rose to prominence in the food world after he opened Amada in Old City in 2005. To date, he’s opened 10 hit restaurants in Philadelphia — Amada, Olde Bar, Tinto, Distrito, Village Whiskey, Volvér, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, Buena Onda and the brand-new 24. The $20 gift card included with this winter’s deal is good for any of the Garces Restaurants. (Photo by N. Sheldon for Visit Philadelphia) Use the included $20 Garces gift card at…AmadaOlde BarTintoDistritoVillage WhiskeyVolvérGarces Trading CompanyJG DomesticBuena Onda24 — Just Opened!last_img read more

3D Graphics in Virtualization using Intel VT-d on Workstations

first_imgBelow link showcases a demo done by Parallels on an Intel 5400 chipset based workstation at Intel Developer Forum recently. It highlights innovation in virtualization using I/O virtualization hardware assist technology in Intel chipsets. Parallels Demo on Intel 5400 Chipset Don’t be astonished, it’s a real demo running using a beta code from Parallels for workstation. The workstation has dual graphics slot, which means two graphics devices can be plugged in the workstation. Using Intel VT for Directed I/O technology (Intel VT-d), the VMM can assign each graphics card directly to a VM independently. When done so, the guest OS running in the VM is in full control of the graphics device. The guest OS driver and any associated accelerators (OpenGL or DirectX) can be used with graphics device assigned directly. This lets end user to experience the full graphics capability including full 3D capability and near native performance even in virtualized environment on a workstation. Intel VT-d hardware assist for virtualization in the chipset plays a vital role in making this innovation possible. Without Intel VT-d the graphics card is emulated in the VMM in software and all the acceleration (like Open GL and DirectX) is not possible. Direct assignment helps overcome the VMM overheads and have the guest OS handle the graphics card directly. It is a tremendous advantage for workstation users who run applications in multiple OSes on different systems today and also do not want to sacrifice graphics performance with virtualization. On a single dual socket workstation running virtualization in the future, the end user could very well run two different OSes side by side, without compromising the quality of graphics and by running each OS on a different processor (or socket) soak up the full processing capability of multi-core workstations.last_img read more

International Cricket Council threatens ban for substandard pitches

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday threatened to suspend a venue for two years if it accumulated 10 demerit points for substandard pitches and outfields during international matches.The ICC in its three-day meeting agreed to the changes made to the pitch and outfield monitoring process, which stated that venues and boards should be more accountable for the standard of pitches and outfields they present for international matches.It also stated that there should be consequences for a venue if it presents conditions that make it unsafe for an international match to proceed, without mitigating circumstances or regularly presents substandard conditions for international cricket. (BCCI opposes ICC’s proposals on financial model, governance structure)”It was agreed that a system of demerit points be introduced, similar to the new Code of Conduct System as per the table below. Demerit points will remain active for a rolling five year period,” the global body said in a statement.”When a venue accumulates five demerit points its ICC accreditation will be suspended for a period of 12 months. Should a venue reach 10 points its accreditation will be suspended for 24 months,” it added.The ICC also proposed that the top nine Test-playing countries will compete among themselves in a rolling two-year league and against the three lower-ranked teams.Those three would comprise Zimbabwe, with Ireland and Afghanistan also in line to become full Test members provided, the ICC said, they met “membership criteria”.Meanwhile, a 13-team One-day International league would be run over a three-year period leading into qualification for the 2023 World Cup.advertisementPlans are also in place for a regional Twenty20 competition structure to be developed as a pathway to qualification for the ICC World T20The Chief Executives’ Committee agreed to the principle of consistent use of DRS technology across all international cricket. A full implementation plan will be considered by the ICC Cricket Committee in May before approval in June 2017 for roll-out from October 2017.last_img read more

South Africa on the brink after India condemn them to third defeat

first_imgAfter passing 50 in 70 balls, there was one final interrogation from Rabada to get through, a spell that picked up the wicket of the No 4 KL Rahul (23) when chipping to cover with 89 runs still needed at just a run a ball. But by that point a Sharma century – raised from his 128th delivery – was as much a formality as the overall task alongside MS Dhoni.If there was going to be a miracle for South Africa, it would have required Miller to catch Sharma in the 44th over when the score was 193. But, inexplicably, the rudimentary chance was shelled to the utter delight of the partisan Indian audience and the despair of Rabada, who fought to the end. Sure enough, the century-maker ramped the next ball for four. The vignette neatly summed up the Proteas’ first week in the tournament. At least Morris (one for 36) got his name in the book, albeit falling on the stumps when taking a skied Dhoni chance when India needed 15 to salute. Hardik Pandya (11 not out) cut the winning runs moments later.South Africa begin their sudden-death stretch on Monday at Southampton against West Indies with India moving to the capital for a blockbuster against Australia at the Oval on Sunday. India cricket team Share on Pinterest Reuse this content In a timely return to form, the leader of Faf du Plessis’s attack was a man inspired. Perhaps this had to do with the performance of Rabada’s opposing number Jasprit Bumrah, whose own outstanding opening burst – winning the edges of the opening duo Hashim Amla (6) and Quinton de Kock (10) – left South Africa well behind the game after winning the toss. Reinforcing why he is the No 1-ranked bowler in the world coming into this competition, the captivating right-arm quick beat the bat like this was the 1999 World Cup with the hooping Dukes ball.At an average speed of 141kph, some 5kph higher than his shift against England last week, Rabada had Shikhar Dhawan (8) caught behind and celebrated in a fashion that looked like he was ready to explode. When Kohli walked out, the man he described as “immature” in the buildup, the scene was set. A rapid bouncer started their clash, followed by a searing yorker.It did not last. Taking responsibility for the situation, Sharma smashed Rabada – who nearly had him caught in the cordon on one – for 14 in his next over, punctuated with a hook shot that cleared the rope. This resulted in Kohli facing only one further delivery in the barrage. The Indian captain eventually fell for an unconvincing 18 when the score was on 54 courtesy of a lovely piece of seam bowling from Andile Phehlukwayo and an even better one-handed catch by the wicketkeeper De Kock, but by then Sharma was well in.It was Bumrah who set up the pins of India’s bowling effort but Yuzvendra Chahal (four for 51) knocked them down through the middle overs, depriving South Africa of oxygen. Du Plessis’s (38) and Rassie van der Dussen’s (22) stand of 54 for the third wicket advanced the score from 24 for two. Enter India’s leg-spinner, who castled them both in the 20th over. Twitter Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via Email Cricket Topics Cricket World Cup 2019 … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. South Africa cricket team India beat South Africa by six wickets at Cricket World Cup 2019 – as it happened Read more Strike three, you’re just about out. This is the looming fate for South Africa after their six-wicket defeat by India – a third loss in the space of a week to begin their campaign – which probably leaves them with the task of winning all six of their remaining games to make the final four of this World Cup. Steering the chase in customary fashion, Rohit Sharma scored his 23rd ODI century, finishing unbeaten on 122 off 144 balls, to give the men in blue the ideal start.The comfortable margin – Virat Kohli’s side reaching the victory target of 228 with 2.3 overs to spare – belies the fact that for the briefest moment, the period when Kagiso Rabada was charging in to start the Proteas’ defence of 227 for nine, the contest was red hot. A major plank of India’s plan is for their slow bowlers to squeeze the life out of the opposition between the power plays. After Chahal’s double strike, the left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav (one for 46) trapped JP Duminy (3) three overs later. Cleverly, Kohli then introduced the part-timer Kedar Jadhav, who got through four overs of his innocuous side-arm darts for 16 runs. David Miller (31) and Phelukhwayo (34) stayed the course but could not break the shackles, the former caught and bowled when Chahal returned, the latter stumped.An admirable rearguard stand of 66 between Chris Morris (42 off 34 balls) and Rabada (31 off 35) helped retrieve the situation to an extent in the final 10 overs, but India went into the interval having conceded just three in a classy 50th over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar (two for 44).After Sharma put the brakes on Rabada’s charge, he did what he has so often when chasing and took his time. When Morris was in operation – he sent down three maidens across an unlucky afternoon – he was happy to watch, scoring just six runs from 23 balls. He did not change approach when an lbw decision went his way in the 12th over, nor when an outside edge was inches away from finishing his day in the 24th. He is as cool as they come. Pinterest Support The Guardian Read more match reports Yuzvendra Chahal’s spin bamboozled South Africa’s middle order. Photograph: The Guardian Share on LinkedIn World Cup: New Zealand nerves jangle as they beat Bangladesh in thriller Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Facebook last_img read more

9 months agoInter Milan GM Marotta: No problem with Icardi contract talks

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan GM Marotta: No problem with Icardi contract talksby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan GM Beppe Marotta insists there’s no concern over Mauro Icardi’s contract situation.There has been tension since Icardi’s wife Wanda Nara, who also acts as his agent, said they were “far away” from an agreement on a new deal.“The fans should not worry, there’s no need to talk about this as controversy,” Marotta told Rai Sport.“These are typical dynamics in a football club, especially when approaching deadlines. “There will be no problem, as both parties want to continue together and that is a common denominator that bodes well for the future.” last_img read more

Review: Mass Appeal for Bully Boy Gin

first_imgAt times, it feels like New Englanders are a breed all their own, and Bully Boy Distillers—Boston’s first craft distillery—is harnessing that idea, creating spirits that are true to the New England terroir by using “regionally indigenous ingredients.”For their Estate Gin, that means using, among other ingredients, McIntosh apples and wild juniperus virginiana from the family farm of the Bully Boy’s owners, Dave and Will Willis.Unlike most other gins that are made only from a neutral grain base, Bully Boy’s is made from a mix of neutral grain and apple base (distilled from locally-produced Stormalong cider). To add depth to the gin, lavender, pink peppercorn, and hibiscus are all also used in small amounts.(For those curious about the name, it is an homage to Teddy Roosevelt, as well as to the Willis family’s favorite workhorse, Bully, who was named after Roosevelt’s famous exclamation.)Nose: Juniper, pepper, and lemon all come through on the nose, with juniper being (rightfully) the main component. There’s a waft of floral notes on the end, but it is not heavy.Palate: The juniper is there, again, this time accompanied by sweet citrusy notes, a tiny bit of floral in the form of hibiscus, ending in a little bit of a vegetal flavor. There’s a secondary sweetness too, a backbone of sorts, that seems to run through the gin that is most likely due to the neutral apple spirit that is used. While it’s a neutral spirit, it does help to impart a little bit of body, it seems.Finish: There’s a slight bit of warmth on the finish, which is fairly short. The juniper and pepper that started everything come back and recede very quickly after swallowing.Final Thoughts: I like the idea of a terroir-based gin, and I enjoy that the base is more than just neutral grain, but I wouldn’t say definitively that this “tastes” like New England. Then again, I’m not from there. That being said, I appreciate the use of locally-sourced ingredients and I think if future distillers in Boston follow the lead of Bully Boy, then Boston will be a delightful, spirited place to visit soon.Bully Boy Estate Gin retails for around $30. Hillrock Estate Distillery Is Making Some of the Best Whiskey in America This High-Proof Shochu Could Make Vodka Irrelevant 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About William Grant and Sons Launches New Single Malt Whisky Brand last_img read more

Updated fisheries law could stem loss of stocks biodiversity supporters

first_imgSignificant changes could be coming to the way fisheries are managed in Canada, giving hope for the rebound of some species and the protection of others, says an ocean conservation group.Josh Laughren, executive director of Oceana Canada, said proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act would prompt the government to rebuild stocks that fall below sustainable levels.And while the changes still include an “off ramp” for government to make decisions in the interest of short-term economics over longer sustainability, they would require those decisions to be made public, which Laughren said is a step toward ensuring past mistakes aren’t repeated.“We’ve kind of slept walked through this incredible decline in abundance and it’s been hidden by some of the economics of it,” Laughren said in an interview.More than half of the entire value of Canadian fisheries now comes from Atlantic invertebrates like lobster, crab and shrimp, he said, pointing to a 2015 report by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.Not only does that make the industry more vulnerable to pathogens and disease, but the profitability of those fisheries have obscured the depletion of others like groundfish. Since 1970, Canada has seen fish biomass decline by 55 per cent, an expert panel convened by the Royal Society of Canada found.In the United States, fisheries laws have more bite because they clearly define “overfishing,” and when it occurs, action to stop and reverse the impacts is required within months. Forty-five stocks have been recovered since the law was introduced and 28 of the most successful ones were generating 54 per cent more revenue than when they were overfished, he said.Bill C-68 was introduced a month after the Liberal government was sworn in and had its second reading in the Senate in December.Laughren said he’s very hopeful the bill could improve biodiversity in a way that also creates more economic opportunity.“Abundance provides options, abundance makes allocation a hell of a lot easier and provides more value. I think we’ve kind of forgotten about how important that is,” he said.Others are more wary.Paul Lansbergen, who represents commercial fisheries as president of the Fisheries Council of Canada, said that beyond protecting fish stocks the law should also protect “sustainable” fishing rights.“The most significant policy issue facing the sector is a concern of stability of access to the fishing resource,” he told the Senate standing committee reviewing the bill.  “The use of fisheries is missing in the current wording of the bill.”Lansbergen said the council will reserve an opinion on the law until accompanying regulations are revealed. But he told the committee it represents a significant change that will have long-standing implications for the sector and the health of the oceans and fish resources.Canada’s seafood industry employs 80,000 people and accounts for $7 billion in exports to more than 130 countries.  Lansbergen said Canada is already a “global leader” in sustainable fisheries management, noting that 80 per cent of wild seafood production is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.He warned against forcing commercial fishermen to give up their licences.“Taking away long-standing licences and quotas does not respect past investments and has eroded the sector’s confidence to invest and could undermine conservation efforts,” he said.Martin Mallet, executive director of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, said he’s hoping the bill passes without too many hiccups, adding most fishermen associations in Atlantic Canada support the bill.Mallet said the union particularly likes the way the bill would enshrine an existing owner-operator policy into law so it can be better enforced.It would give stronger protection to East Coast fishermen against unaffordable quota costs that have made fishing more expensive than it’s worth in some other jurisdictions, he said.“The West Coast fisheries are an example of what could happen if you don’t have this type of regulation. You end up having companies and investors basically buying the rights to the fish,” he said, with fishermen then leasing the quota from them.It can mean less economic benefit funnelled into local communities, he said.Bill C-68 also provides new authorities for Indigenous participation in the fisheries along with their co-management.Terry Teegee, regional chief with the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations, said he generally supports the bill but would like even stronger protection for First Nations’ inherent and constitutionally protected rights.Many of the sections regarding Indigenous participation use language like “may” instead of “shall,” which means it doesn’t compel action, he said.Teegee said Indigenous knowledge systems should be recognized on a level playing field with government science. Committing to rebuild fish stocks and habitat restoration could be seen as an act of reconciliation, he said.“I think the bill itself is better than it was but certainly I think there can be improvements and more commitments to Indigenous people,” he said.The clock is ticking on the bill head of the federal election this fall but Teegee said fisheries protection shouldn’t depend on who holds power.“Right now we’re seeing climate change and we’re seeing fish stocks declining. We need to really fix things and make some interventions,” he said.Amy Smart, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Bridges of Friendship: Indian Navy Anchors in Tangier

Rabat – Morocco and India have shared cordial relations since as far back as the 14th century, when the scholar and explorer Ibn Batuta embarked on a journey to India. Centuries later, India was among the nations active in supporting Morocco’s decolonization and independence, recognizing the country on June 20, 1956.Moreover, Morocco and India are both members of the Non-Aligned Movement, a group of 120 developing countries which are not formally aligned with any major world power.Regardless, both India and Morocco have made efforts over the last few years to further improve relations with one another. The latest move is a visit by an Indian naval vessel to the northern city of Tangier. On July 8, the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tarkash dropped anchor at the port of Tangier for a three day visit to the country. Considered one of the Indian Navy’s most state-of-the-art vessels, the INS Tarkash is currently part of the ongoing peace mission to the Mediterannean. The mission is intended to further cement India’s relations with Morocco, among other countries.During its stay in Tangier’s port, a number of Moroccan officials — including high-ranking naval officers — are scheduled to visit the vessel. The Tarkash has also planned to participate in a number of activities with the Royal Moroccan Navy, including a Passage Exercise at sea.For years India has been working to establish stronger relations with Morocco, and the Tarkash’s stay in Tangier is another step in strengthening the bond between Morocco and India.Beginning with the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, bilateral relations between India and Morocco have drastically improved over the years, exemplified by 19 ministerial visits between the two countries since the forum in 2015.In 2018, trade between the two countries surpassed $1.5 billion USD, with the commercial relationship between Morocco and India being the best it has ever been.With both Morocco and India continually becoming more powerful players in international affairs, each country has seen the relationship as a mutually beneficial opportunity. Relations between the two countries will remain cordial for the foreseeable future. read more

Ban voices hope that new UN internal justice system will increase accountability

The two tribunals are set to become operational by 1 July and will mark the first time the world body will have a two-tier judicial system, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, Michele Montas, told reporters in New York.The General Assembly approved the new mechanisms last December after years of negotiations and preparations, and the tribunals are expected to increase professionalism, independence and expediency.“The Secretary-General hopes the new system will enable us to deal with internal disputes more quickly, fairly and transparently,” Ms. Montas said. 22 June 2009Presiding over the swearing-in of the 15 judges of the United Nations dispute and appeals tribunals today in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed hope that the new system will boost accountability.

UN releases drugs to help battle dengue fever outbreak in Kenya

There have been four unconfirmed deaths and some patients have been showing symptoms of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever, a more severe form of the disease, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), reported in an update.All neighbouring districts have been alerted and people advised to seek early medical attention if they become ill.Meanwhile, anaemia prevalence among children under the age of five in the refugee camps in Kenya’s Dadaab area is above 40 per cent, according to OCHA. The camps host nearly 470,000 refugees, the majority of them from Somalia.Three of six suspected cases of cholera in the Dadaab camps have been confirmed and all the patients arrived recently from Somalia. Some 82 per cent of the refugee population have received measles vaccination during a recent mass inoculation campaign.An estimated 3.75 million people in Kenya have been experiencing food shortages a result of a prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa, and relief agencies are working with the Government to scale up distributions to the affected populations through one coordinated pipeline from October.In August, the overall number of admissions to hospital of children with severe acute malnutrition declined from 6,379 to 5,560 cases, but an increase in admissions has been reported in the districts of Marsabit, Samburu, West Pokot and Laikipia. 29 September 2011The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has provided essential drugs to help treat an outbreak of dengue fever that has affected an estimated 1,000 people in the north-eastern Kenyan district of Mandera, which borders Ethiopia and Somalia. read more

UN rights chief calls on Thailands coup leaders to restore basic freedoms

“The forcible and unconstitutional replacement of Thailand’s freely-elected Government on 19 September, the establishment of martial law, the abolition of the 1997 Constitution, the dissolution of Parliament and the Cabinet as well as the disbanding of the Constitutional Court, have raised important human rights concerns,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said in a statement.She called on the leaders of the Council for Democratic Reform under Constitutional Monarchy (CDRM) to ensure respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and reinstate the country’s human rights commission.“The various decrees issued by the CDRM restrict a number of basic human rights, such as the right to freedom of assembly, the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention,” Ms. Arbour said, urging the new authorities to restore the maximum exercise of such rights. Expressing concern over the disbanding of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), she recalled that Thailand is party to a number of international human rights instruments, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. She urged the CDRM to take all necessary measures to ensure that the country’s international obligations are respected and to reinstate the NHRC. read more

Bon Jovi joins middleclass advocacy group led by potential New Jersey gubernatorial

Bon Jovi joins middle-class advocacy group led by potential New Jersey gubernatorial hopeful NEWARK, N.J. – New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi is lending his name to a middle-class advocacy group led by a potential gubernatorial hopeful.Philip Murphy announced the launch Monday of New Start New Jersey, a group that seeks to influence policy to strengthen New Jersey’s middle class. Murphy is a former ambassador to Germany and worked for Goldman Sachs for 20 years. Murphy has said he’s considering running for governor.Former governors Brendan Byrne and Tom Kean were among those attending the event staged at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.Murphy says three-quarters of New Jersey residents consider themselves middle-class. But a survey his group conducted found that two-thirds of them feel they are just getting by, while 9 per cent feel they’re falling behind. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 10, 2014 10:44 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Prepare for wet winter warn road safety experts

Take care around winter maintenance vehicles. Keep a safe distance behind salting lorries and snow ploughs, and don’t attempt to overtake. Watch out for banks of snow thrown up the plough. When planning your journey Ask yourself – is your journey absolutely essential? Check the local and national weather forecasts. Listen to local and national radio for travel information. Allow for a longer journey (allow at least 10 minutes longer for each planned hour) Check the outside temperature – if it is low there is a high likelihood of ice. Tell someone at your destination what time you expect to arrive. Make sure you are equipped with warm clothes, food, boots and a torch. In snowy conditions, take a spade. Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out and carry a screen scraper and de-icer. When driving in fog Drive slowly and use dipped headlights or fog lights. Don’t hang on to the tail-lights of the vehicle in front – you may be too close. Don’t speed up if it seems to be clearing; fog drifts rapidly and is often patchy. When driving on flooded roads Stay in first gear and drive slowly. Slip the clutch to keep the engine speed high and avoid stalling. If possible drive in the middle of the road to avoid deeper water near the kerb For further information call: RoadSafe 0207 344 9236 www.roadsafe.comClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Ice and slush make driving particularly hazardous – it can take 10 times longer to stop than on a dry road. When driving, use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Manoeuvre gently, avoiding sudden braking or acceleration. To brake without locking your wheels, get into low gear earlier than normal, allow your speed to fall and use the brake pedal gently. For many drivers the winter means snow, sleet, and ice that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot tempers and unforeseen dangers. Drivers know that weather affects road and driving conditions and can pose serious problems, but few realise the real effects of rain and darkness. The British weather can be unpredictable. Bad weather can strike suddenly and when it affects visibility or road conditions drivers need to take special care and be aware of the risks associated with driving in bad weather conditions. Speaking today at a Westminster Briefing, Adrian Walsh, director of RoadSafe said: ‘Some fifty percent of all reported road traffic accidents at night occur in wet conditions, but in the UK it is wet on average only 10% of the nights.’ “By and large drivers realise the dangers of ice and snow and indeed many motoring organisations issue warnings about winter driving. The IA M and The Department for Transport issue guidance, but few drivers realise that the most common danger in winter is wet weather not ice and snow” he added. Further guidance can be found on: IAM Facts Sheets are available: Driving in Winter: Driving in the wet: When roads are icy or slushy It can take ten times longer to stop in icy conditions than on a dry road. Drive slowly, allowing extra room to slow down and stop. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Manoeuvre gently, avoiding harsh braking and acceleration. To brake on ice or snow without locking your wheels, get into a low gear earlier than normal, allow your speed to fall and use the brake pedal gently. If you start to skid, ease off the accelerator but do not brake suddenly. Winter Driving Tips Good vehicle maintenance is particularly important in winter. Make sure your battery is fully charged, your tyres have plenty of tread and are the right pressure, and your wipers and lights work properly. Add anti-freeze to the radiator and top up screen wash. Keep sunglasses handy – dazzle from winter sun can be dangerous. You should always carry a scraper and de-icer to clear windows and mirrors. When roads are wet In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads. This is because your tyres have less grip on the road. In wet weather: You should keep well back from the vehicle in front. This will increase your ability to see and plan ahead. If steering becomes unresponsive, it probably means the water is preventing the tyres from gripping the road. Ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually. The rain and spray from vehicles may make it difficult to see and be seen. read more

NFL draft Corey Smith signs as undrafted free agent with Cincinnati Bengals

Then-redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Smith (84) had 6 catches for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns during OSU’s annual Spring Game on April 18 at Ohio Stadium. His 37-yard touchdown with 3:43 to play sealed the 17-14 win for the Scarlet team.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerFormer Ohio State wide receiver Corey Smith signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent, according to multiple outlets.All I needed was a shot @Bengals appreciate it ain’t no talking just #CheckDat— Cj (@dreamchaser_cj5) April 30, 2017A transfer from East Mississippi Community College, Smith redshirted his first year at OSU in 2013. Then, in 2014, he caught 20 passes for 255 yards. His longest catch of 47 yards came in the national championship win over Oregon, and he was a valuable part of the Scarlet and Gray special teams unit during his time in Columbus.In 2015, Smith played in four of the team’s first five games — racking up five catches for 62 yards — before suffering a season-ending leg injury against Indiana on Oct. 3. The Akron, Ohio native also missed time in 2016 with a hand injury.Seven former OSU players were selected in the 2017 NFL draft, the second-most since 2009. read more

AJ Styles Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson talk about return to Sumo

first_img Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Champions Was Vince McMahon Reluctant To Let AJ Styles Join WWE? Don’t know. If this event was covered by WWE video cameras, I imagine it was on the Network which I don’t get. Roman Reigns WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins July 4, 2016 at 10:02 am Pinterest Jason Jimerson Despite Vince’s low opinion of them, wrestling fans the world over never forget. Daniel Bryan WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Videos Articles Twitter WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia John Oliver Takes On The WWE July 3, 2016 at 5:51 am Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman win the RAW Tag Team Championships A.J. Styles Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ WhatsApp 3 COMMENTS Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Following the first night of WWE in Tokyo, Japan, WWE talked with AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson backstage about returning to Sumo Hall with WWE after performing for years in the same venue with New Japan Pro Wrestling.WWE also added footage of Shinsuke Nakamura’s entrance during the first night at Sumo Hall where Nakamura received a “wild reaction” from the fans in attendance. You can check out all three video clips below courtesy of WWE.We will have a recap of the second night in Tokyo up shortly. July 7, 2016 at 1:38 am Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next TheCyberZon Any clue if WWE posted video with his introduction with all of the streamers in the ring? TheCyberZon Facebook Videos Articles Comments are closed.last_img read more

Russian striker didnt move to Sampdoria because wife is expecting

first_imgThe Zenit Saint Petersburg forward will stay in Russia because he doesn’t want to move and being away from his familySampdoria was expecting to sign Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Sebastian Driussi.But after failing to do so, many rumors started to circulate about his transfer.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Football Italia reports how Marcelo Simonian, the Argentinean’s agent, talked to the press about the Sampdoria’s failure to sign the target.“Don’t believe the rumors in the media, I don’t know anything about a transfer,” he said.“Driussi is a Zenit player and nothing has changed. Besides, his wife is pregnant and right now he wants to stay in St Petersburg.”last_img read more

Day moves up at Jack Wills

first_imgClothing retailer Jack Wills has promoted Sarah Day to HR director.Day joined Jack Wills as head of HR in June 2013. Her previous experience includes group HR director at Ben Sherman, head of human resources at Sage UK, head of HR at the Barclays Bank Retail Network, and head of human resources at Opodo.last_img

Pembroke Pines Optimist football cheerleading team raises Haiti relief supplies

first_imgFootball player Jaheim Williams said Haiti would have done the same thing.“I know if we had the hurricane they would try to give back to us too,” Williams said.Maverick Jones, a Pembroke Pines Optimist football player, wants to make a difference. “We just want to help them get through what they are going through and help them live and have a better life,” Jones said.Many relief agencies are now jumping on board to deliver supplies to those who need it.At Miami Dade College’s North Campus, students prayed for the people of Haiti.“The school cares. We care. It matters,” one student said.Donations were received at Hialeah Fire Station 7. MIAMI (WSVN) – The Pembroke Pines Optimist football and cheerleading team is working with the Miami Fire Rescue Department to help thousands in Haiti.Hurricane Matthew ravaged the island a week ago, leaving millions in need of humanitarian aid and killing at least 1,000.The team collected medical and food supplies from their neighborhood and delivered it to Notre Dame Catholic Church in Little Haiti, Wednesday morning. “We brought water, we brought canned goods, toiletries. We brought all the things that they can use once it gets there,” said Coach Earl Pope.Every room and hallway of the church was stacked with rice, other dry goods, clothing, baby supplies and medical supplies. Then the supplies need processing.The work hasn’t stopped for volunteers, and they, as well as Haiti, need all the help they can get.“Whatever we could do to help the people of Haiti,” one volunteer said.“We live a certain way, and they don’t have that, so it’s important to show them and support them through this,” Molly Demarzo said. “Everybody help Haiti’s people,” on donor said.At the church, organizers said, though they appreciate all donations, they have more water and clothes than they can handle. Dry goods, can goods and medical supplies, except crutches, are needed.If you’d like to help or donate items to Haiti, go to: 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Teacher remembers Sushma as orator artiste statesman

first_imgChandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) Former External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was one of the best orators, a highly talented artiste and had deep inclination towards public life as a student of Bachelor of Law (LLB), said D.N. Jauhar, her professor at the Law Department of the Panjab University. Sushma Swaraj was among the first batch of students that Jauhar taught after joining the University Law Department as a 22 year old in 1970. “I was almost the same age as my students then and therefore had deep affinity with them. Most of them are still in touch with me,” Jauhar told IANS. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released : list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us “I learnt a lot from Sushma. She was inclined towards public life and it took her to glorious heights,” said Jauhar, who is now retired. According to Jauhar, who was also in-charge of the university’s co-curricular activities, Sushma was an outstanding student, a good orator and a great artiste. “She used to be a key participant in all cultural activities at the university,” he said. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us Seven-time MP and three-time MLA, Sushma Swaraj, who passed away in New Delhi today, was born into a family of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members in Haryana’s Ambala town. Recalling his association with Sushma’s husband, Jauhar said: “Swaraj Kaushal was doing LLB as an evening student. They met on the campus, got married in 1975 and settled down in Chandigarh.” Advertise With Us According to Jauhar, Sushma’s entry into politics happened after she came in contact with George Fernandes in 1976 when he was arrested in the so-called Baroda Dynamite case and no one was ready to defend him. She volunteered to fight his case. “That is right. We defended George Fernandes in the Baroda Dynamite case during Emergency,” Sushma had tweeted on May 28, 2016. After participating in Jayaprakash Narayan’s anti-Emergency movement, Sushma became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Jauhar, who was later appointed Vice Chancellor of Dr B.R. Ambedkar University in Agra (formerly Agra University), said Congress former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was a year senior to Sushma at the Panjab University. “Pawan Bansal was the first student from the Law Department to join politics after his post-graduation and Sushma was the next,” he said. Deeply shocked by her sudden demise, Bansal tweeted: “Friends since student days in 1970, we had implicit mutual respect for each other. She was a veritably admirable person, administrator and a parliamentarian par excellence. Countless admirers grieved. RIP.” (Vishal Gulati can be reached at read more