Fears surface Samson Cree chiefs family may be targeted by gangs

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere are fears on the Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta that the chief’s family is being targeted by gangs.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto said community members have told her gangs may be retaliating for some of the chief’s anti-gang positions.last_img


UNHABITAT launches global alliance of public water operators

The new Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance is designed to strengthen the capacities of the public water operators that provide more than 90 per cent of water and sanitation services in developing nations. The operators will be able to share information more easily with each other and draw on professional capacity and other resources provided by governments and donor agencies, the UN Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) said in a press statement released yesterday. The Alliance is expected to cost $7 million to run in its first three years, with UN-HABITAT to provide $1.8 million of that and Alliance partners to contribute the rest. Speaking at yesterday’s launch of the initiative at the Stockholm World Water Week, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka said the Alliance would form a key part of efforts to meet one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that calls for halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, by 2015. In 2002 in Johannesburg the World Summit on Sustainable Development also set a target to halve by 2015 the proportion of people without access to basic sanitation. Earlier this week, Mrs. Tibaijuka told a symposium being held in Stockholm that water will become the dominant global issue this century, and the availability of its supply could threaten the world’s social stability. The UN-HABITAT chief said rapid urbanization is placing enormous pressure on the availability of clean water and other natural resources, especially for the poor, and she called for “a fundamental change” in the way the world approaches water and sanitation to ensure that enough clean water remains affordable for all for future generations. UN statistics indicate that, for the first time in history, this year more people live in cities than in rural areas – and that by 2030 the global urban population will reach 60 per cent. The Alliance was formally launched yesterday by the Prince of Orange, Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation. 16 August 2007The United Nations agency tasked with promoting socially and environmentally sustainable housing has launched a new worldwide alliance with water operators that aims to improve to clean water and basic sanitation in impoverished communities. read more


Here Are The Week 11 Games That Will Most Affect The College

As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. TEAMCFP PROB.UGA WINSAUB WINSAVERAGE Notre Dame29.6-1.6+2.7+2.0 TEAMCFP PROB.OU WINSTCU WINSAVERAGE How Oklahoma-TCU changes the college football playoff picture Although Georgia held steady at No. 1 in the CFP committee rankings for the second straight week, this week will provide the Dawgs with their toughest test since beating Notre Dame in early September. Auburn has plenty of talent — it’s the eighth-best team in the country according to FPI — and it will also be at home, a big reason why our model has UGA as only a narrow favorite to extend its undefeated record against the Tigers. Needless to say, the playoff implications of this game are enormous. The Bulldogs, at 57 percent to make the CFP, could bolster those odds up to 70 percent with a win or see them fall to 42 percent with a loss. The latter scenario wouldn’t be a complete catastrophe for Georgia, but it would make its playoff path a lot more daunting, with Alabama (or maybe Auburn!) potentially looming in the SEC title game. For Auburn’s part, the two-loss Tigers sit at 8 percent to make the playoff, and those chances would rise only to 18 percent if they knock off UGA. But that would improve their chances of forcing ’Bama into a must-win Iron Bowl to get into the SEC championship, one of the Tigers’ few viable paths to possibly making the playoff. The only thing keeping this matchup from ranking higher is its relatively limited effect on the rest of the country — aside from Notre Dame and Clemson rooting for a Georgia loss, there aren’t many implications here outside of the SEC.Honorable mentions: Alabama at Mississippi State (23.2 points of swing); Iowa at Wisconsin (22.7); Florida State at Clemson (21.9); Michigan State at Ohio State (13.4).Check out our latest college football predictions. Also, see what it will take for Notre Dame, Clemson, Washington, Penn State and Oklahoma to still make the playoff. Notre Dame29.6-1.0+1.5+1.2 How Washington-Stanford changes the college football playoff picture Miami25.5-12.8+19.9+15.6 Clemson57.2-0.5+0.8+0.6 Alabama62.4+0.9-1.1+1.0 USC6.9-0.9+1.6+1.2 TCU23.0-14.8+23.5+18.2 How Notre Dame-Miami changes the college football playoff picture Alabama62.4-1.2+1.8+1.4 TEAMCFP PROB.ND WINSMIA WINSAVERAGE Auburn8.4-0.6+1.0+0.7 How Georgia-Auburn changes the college football playoff picture Oklahoma41.7-1.2+1.9+1.5 SWING IF… Oklahoma41.7%+16.7-26.5+20.5 Georgia57.3-0.5+0.8+0.6 Notre Dame29.6-3.6+4.4+4.0 TCU23.0-0.5+0.8+0.6 SWING IF… Ohio State14.0-0.6+0.9+0.7 SWING IF… TEAMCFP PROB.UW WINSSTAN WINSAVERAGE Stanford0.5-0.5+0.9+0.7 Ohio State14.0-2.6+4.5+3.3 Oklahoma41.7-1.6+2.7+2.0 As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. Miami25.5-1.7+3.0+2.2 TCU23.0-1.5+2.6+1.9 Washington31.5-0.4+0.6+0.5 Normally in this space, we examine all the things a certain contending team needs to have happen over the rest of the season in order to make the College Football Playoff. But at this stage of the calendar, every single week has a huge effect on the playoff picture. So to change things up a bit, this week we’ll be focusing on the most important games of the upcoming weekend, based on how much they project to swing the odds in our CFP prediction model.For each matchup, we’ll list the total swing it has across the entire college football landscape. We’ll also break out the ripple effects it might have on each school — from the obvious implications for those involved to the more hidden impact it might have on other teams’ chances. Here are the most crucial matchups of Week 11, with odds given as of Wednesday:1So, not including those earth-shattering midweek MAC games.1. TCU at Oklahoma (8 p.m. EST, Saturday)44.3 percentage points of total swing2This adds up the average swing for each game (weighted by the probability of each outcome — i.e., the winning percentage for each team). Notre Dame29.6%+17.3-27.0+21.1 The previous two games each contained a couple of teams with intact national championship aspirations, however strained. In this game, however, the three-loss Cardinal is basically eliminated from playoff contention — yet could still play spoiler to the 8-1 Huskies, who are right on the edge of playoff contention. Right now, Washington has a 31 percent chance of making the playoff, good for sixth-best in the country; those odds would jump to 48 percent with a win but fall to practically nonexistent (3 percent) with a loss. And Stanford is no pushover, record notwithstanding: It currently ranks 14th in ESPN’s Football Power Index, with a rating roughly equal to that of Miami. The Huskies are still favored to win by our model (we give them a 63 percent chance), but they’ll have to play their best football against Heisman contender Bryce Love and the Cardinal in order to keep their CFP hopes above sea level.One more notable aspect of this game is just how much effect it could have on other teams in the playoff race. No fewer than 10 teams figure to see their own CFP odds change by at least 1 percentage point based on the outcome of Washington and Stanford’s tilt, with most of those contenders rooting for a Husky loss. (Because Stanford would only have a 1 percent playoff probability even if it wins, this is the rare case of a realistically probable upset where the would-be victor poses little threat to other top teams.) Add in the extra twist of it taking place on Friday night, and this one could reshape the playoff race before Saturday’s games even get a chance to kick off.4. Georgia at Auburn (3:30 p.m. EST, Saturday)33.1 percentage points of total swing Alabama62.4-0.6+1.0+0.7 This might not be the marquee game-of-the-week you were expecting (more on that one later), but it will undeniably change the complexion of the playoff race. Both teams are 5-1 within the Big 12, so the winner will have sole possession of first place with two games left in the regular season. Our model has the Sooners as the nation’s fourth most likely team to make the CFP, with a 42 percent playoff probability. That number would rise to 58 percent if the Sooners win, paving the way for a likely berth in the Big 12’s newly revived conference championship game, though it would drop to 15 percent if they lose. And TCU isn’t out of the CFP race, either; the Horned Frogs rank ninth with a 23 percent probability of making the playoff. If it wins, TCU’s own odds would rise to 46 percent — placing it firmly within the CFP conversation down the season’s final stretch — while a loss would all but eliminate the Frogs (knocking them down to 8 percent). Such a large potential swing in CFP probability — plus the small peripheral effect it will have on the odds for both Notre Dame (a TCU win would boost the Irish’s chances by clearing Oklahoma out of their way) and Ohio State (whose head-to-head loss to the Sooners looks worse with every OU loss) — make this the week’s most important game.2. Notre Dame at Miami (8 p.m. EST, Saturday)43.4 percentage points of total swing As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. As of Nov. 8, 2017. Includes teams where the average swing is at least 0.5 percentage points. SWING IF… Wisconsin35.2-1.4+2.5+1.8 Coming in a close second behind OU-TCU is the matchup everyone has their eye on, Notre Dame on the road against Miami. The game will carry with it echoes of the “Catholics vs. Convicts” rivalry from decades ago, and with good reason — according to our Elo ratings (adding up the pregame ratings of both teams), this is easily the best matchup of these two classic college-football powers since 1989. The Hurricanes won back then, but our model gives the Irish a 61 percent chance of coming out on top this time around. If they do, Notre Dame’s odds of making the playoff would rise from 30 percent to 47 percent,3Although Notre Dame would still likely need to beat Navy and Stanford on the road, there’s also a pretty good case to be made that our model is understating Notre Dame’s chances, given how frequently they get the benefit of the doubt from college football’s institutions. But that’s a subject for another time. while a loss would drop the Irish’s playoff odds to 3 percent. For the undefeated ’Canes, a win would vault them from 25 percent to 45 percent, and a loss would send them down to 13 percent. The Irish in particular would really struggle to make the playoff as a two-loss team, because unlike two-loss fringe contenders like Ohio State or USC, the Irish will not have a conference championship against a quality opponent to pad the resume.3. Washington at Stanford (10:30 p.m. EST, Friday)42.0 percentage points of total swing Clemson57.2-0.9+1.5+1.1 Georgia57.3%+12.6-15.4+13.9 Washington31.5%+16.6-28.7+21.0 Oklahoma41.7-0.8+1.0+0.9 Clemson57.2-2.1+2.6+2.3 Auburn8.4-7.7+9.4+8.5 Wisconsin35.2-0.6+0.9+0.7 Ohio State14.0+0.9-1.5+1.2 Georgia57.3-1.5+2.5+1.8 read more


Postboxes sealed up over security fears after postman loses keys

A spokeswoman for Royal Mail said new keys were “on order” and apologised for any inconvenience caused Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Councillors have also warned of the disruption to residents in the secluded areas of town who rely on the post box after the closure of numerous nearby post offices in recent years. Barry Palmer, a local Borough Councillor in the South Ward, said: “A lot of the post offices around here have been closing that is the real issue. People rely on their local postbox, especially those in rural areas. Some locals depend on it to get their pensions and for using the bank services in the building. “If you were paying a bill by post then the closure of the postboxes would be desperately urgent. Elderly people will also be inconvenienced until they open again.” The Royal Mail said it hoped to “re-open the boxes soon” and in the meantime customers could drop off mail at any Post Office branch.The affected boxes, which include one on the seafront, have been covered with a note from the firm explaining the situation.A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “We can confirm that unfortunately ten postboxes on Canvey Island are currently out of service after the keys were misplaced. Royal Mail would like to sincerely apologise to customers for the inconvenience this may cause. New keys are on order. We hope to reopen the boxes soon.” A number of Royal Mail postboxes in a rural town have been sealed up over “security fears” after a postman is believed to have lost the keys to open them.The 10 boxes on Canvey Island, in Essex, have been taken out of use following concerns that the original keys could be used to gain access to public mail.A spokeswoman for Royal Mail said new keys were “on order” and apologised for any inconvenience caused while the firm awaits replacements.But local Councillors have urged that “precautions” be taken to ensure that only those with authorisation can enter the postboxes in the meantime.David Thomas, a Castle Point Councillor and a Royal Mail employee, told The Echo: “Yes, I can confirm a set of keys have gone missing. All post boxes were cleared of mail using a spare set of keys and then all affected boxes were sealed up as a security measure.”“As the original keys went missing the boxes cannot be used because someone in the public domain may have these keys and could gain access to people’s mail. As security of the mail is paramount, this precaution needs to be taken to prevent anyone, not authorised, gaining access to anyone else’s mail,” he added. A spokeswoman for Royal Mail said new keys were “on order” and apologised for any inconvenience causedCredit:Andrew Milligan/PA read more


7 ways the airport turns people into monsters

first_imgGOING TO THE airport is a lot like The Hunger Games. It’s every man for himself – the strongest survive, and those who show weakness are eliminated immediately.Well, not really. But the airport (and flying, too) unearths a side of some people very seldom seen.Happiness, patience and empathy desert every one of us the moment we step into the airport, and we turn into one or all of these things.Baggage claim brawlersBaggage claim has the power to replace every thought in a person’s head with a single goal: “Collect baggage. IMMEDIATELY.” Source: Flickr/Grant WickesWe bust our way up to the very edge of the carousel, not caring who we hurt. We’re getting that bag. Everyone else can SHOVE IT.Overweight baggage ragersThere’s something about being told you’ll have to pay for extra baggage (even though a small part of you knew it was overweight already) that sends people flying into a rage. Source: Flickr/Karl BaronI can’t BELIEVE this, the absolute CHEEK, you’re CONNING me. I’ll REPORT you.Personal space invaders Source: MashableEveryone at the airport is trying to get somewhere, fast. If you don’t move quickly enough you’ll have someone practically standing on top of you, breathing down your neck. It’s just the way it is.Boarding gate rushersOh, we can board? Better CHARGE TOWARDS THE GATE. Source: Flickr/Martin AbegglenUsually the staff announce certain rows for boarding but who pays attention to that? We all have to get on this plane, right now. For some reason.Turbulence tantrum-throwers Source: ImgurTurbulence can make the most reasonable of people do a complete 180.This plane is gonna go down, we’re sure of it, and we won’t rest until everyone knows our deepest fears.Restless de-boardersJust as we couldn’t wait to board the plane, we can’t wait to get off. As the engines are cooling, we will stand and wait until we’re allowed out. Source: Stock PicturesThis could be 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes – but on no account will we sit down. We must be ready.And monsters that clap when the plane landsOK. This is not monstrous, per se.But you can’t deny it takes a certain kind of sick mind to start a round of applause as the plane touches the tarmac. Sick and disturbed. Source: TumblrMan sues British Airways after booking for Granada, but flying to Grenada>8 iconic photos from history, brought to life in colour>last_img read more


Study: Teen Tech Time Not to Blame For Poor Mental Health

first_imgStay on target Teen pays for DDoS on school, faces felony chargesTeen’s Facebook rant causes dad to shoot laptop with a .45 Parents: There’s good news and bad news about those hours your kids spend online.A new study suggests the time teens invest on their phones does not necessarily have an adverse affect on their mental health.“It may be time for adults to stop arguing over whether smartphones and social media are good or bad for teens’ mental health and start figuring out ways to best support them in both their offline and online lives,” co-author Candice Odgers, a professor at the University of California, Irvine and Duke University, said in a statement.Researchers surveyed more than 2,000 adolescents, then tracked a subsample of nearly 400 North Carolina public school students aged 10 to 15.For two weeks, the team collected reports of mental health symptoms three times a day, as well as a daily log of technology use.They analyzed whether participants who engaged more with digital technologies were more likely to experience later mental health symptoms, and whether days that adolescents spent more time using digital technology for a range of purposes were also days when mental health problems were more common.The answer in both cases was no.There is no denying the detrimental effects of social media on people—young and old.As a 30-something, I’ve had to cull my Instagram feed (on more than one occasion) to remove accounts that make me feel anything but good about myself and my life. And I know that scrolling through my feeds before bed can disturb my sleep, leave me feeling groggy in the morning, and make me anxious the next day.But, as a whole, teenagers seem to be coping quite well with technology. After all, they’ve had smartphones for about as long as they could talk.In fact, when associations between tech and mental health were observed, they were “small and in the opposite direction that would be expected,” according to a UC Irvine news release.“For instance, teens who reported sending more text messages over the study period actually reported feeling better (less depressed) than teens who were less frequent texters,” it said.That’s probably because social interactions—even digital ones—can make us feel part of something, rather than separate and alone.Watch a video walk-through of the study above.Watch: Instagram Users Can Now Report ‘False Information’More on Geek.com:Hell Yeah, Teens Are Growing Skull Horns From Phone UseFDA Targets Teens With Magic E-Cig Prevention AdsChevy Introduces ‘Buckle to Drive’ Teen Safety Featurelast_img read more


Three title matches, John Cena return set for next week’s “Wild Card Finals” edition…

first_img thefayzantariq Alexandru Videos Articles CM Punk should come to Smack Down Live to answer that bitch called Stephanie Mcmahon and CM Punk should also beat Triple H John Cena Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Becky Lynch Facebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Has John Cena Left WrestleMania? Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Comments are closed. Sounds interesting…I hope Cena will stay away from AJ and the title… After last night’s 12/20 episode of WWE Smackdown Live in Detroit, the following has been announced for next week’s 12/27 special “Wild Card Finals” edition of Smackdown Live in Chicago, Illinois.WWE World Title, Triple Threat MatchAJ Styles (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron CorbinSmackdown Women’s TitleAlexa Bliss (c) vs. Becky LynchSmackdown Tag Team Titles, 4-Way Elimination MatchThe Wyatt Family (c’s) vs. The Usos vs. American Alpha vs. Heath Slater and RhynoThe return of John CenaRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBecky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date AnnouncedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:36 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 Now Playing Up Next Twitter Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW 2 COMMENTS December 27, 2016 at 12:37 am Pinterest December 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Google+ John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Videos Articleslast_img

Simeone Griezmann did more than even Ronaldo Messi in 2018

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes Antoine Griezmann is a worthy winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or awardThe 27-year-old forward’s impressive displays this year helped Atletico win the Europa League, which ended their four-year wait for silverware.Aside from that, Griezmann also had a key role in leading France to a second World Cup title in Russia and even claimed he’s on par with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.Reflecting on this, Simeone is adamant that Griezmann has made a great case for himself in this year’s Ballon d’Or race.”France plays thanks to his intelligence,” Simeone told France Football.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“When Antoine is lucid and in great physical shape, there’s no footballer in the world that understands and interprets football like he can.“And when you look at the titles he won, the World Cup, Europa League and European Süper Cup, there was no player more important for his team””In general I can state that Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the best in the world.“But not in 2018, this time Antoine is in front of everyone.”He added: “In 2018, no player did as many significant things as he did for France and Atlético – this is the reality.”last_img read more


Women in their 50s earn £8504 a year less than men

first_imgWomen in their 50s who work full time earn £8,504 a year less than a man working full time, according to research by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).Its analysis of Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, also found that an 18-21 year-old woman who works full time earns £1,395 a year less on average than male colleagues, with this figure jumping to £1,944 for women aged 22-29 years old, and £3,034 once a female employee reaches her 30s.Women working full time in their 40s experience a 21% pay gap, earning £7,234 a year less on average than their male counterparts. When women reach their 60s, the average pay gap is £6,321 a year.Frances O’Grady, general secretary at the TUC, said: “Having children has starkly different effects on men’s and women’s pay, with women earning less after having kids, and men earning more. Far more needs to be done to help mums get back into decent, well-paid jobs after they have kids, and to encourage dads to take on their share of caring responsibilities.”last_img read more


Updated TEN Shutters Surfing Magazine

first_img While Surfer and Surfing had a shared sales staff, the two titles maintained separate editors. Just how many editors will be brought over from Surfing remains unclear, but Garrett describes the staff going forward as “a strong blend of members of both teams.” TEN: The Enthusiast Network confirmed this week that Surfing — which chronicled surf culture since its first monthly edition went to press in December 1964 — will cease to exist as a distinct brand, its print edition shuttered and its digital assets folded into fellow TEN title (and longtime competitor) Surfer. “Surfer was the logical brand to put everything into as we go forward; it’s always served a larger audience,” Garrett tells Folio:. “But we’re bringing over a lot of the great editorial concepts from Surfing, including some of the key members of the staff, to really round out Surfer moving forward.” After 53 years, Surfing magazine is paddling off into the sunset. “The advertising market in traditional publishing is contracting, especially in areas where your’e dealing with younger demographics,” TEN CEO Scott Dickey tells Folio:. “The idea that brands were going to support multiple titles within a vertical doesn’t make sense anymore. This is a natural contraction of the surf publishing industry. It doesn’t mean those dollars are going away, they’re just going into other distribution channels and other media. That’s where we’re investing.” In an all-too-common refrain reverberating throughout the magazine business, TEN cited consolidation and a pivot toward digital media as the answer to changing demands from consumers and advertisers, preferring to stake its claim on the older and more widely read Surfer, which Norb Garrett, EVP/GM of TEN’s sports and entertainment portfolio, called “the lifelong bible of the sport.” “We’re putting more resources and manpower on creating content in areas where consumers clearly are consuming more — in video, in social, in digital,” adds Garrett. “It is, no doubt, a manifestation of that strategy, and an ongoing one. Experiential events is another channel where we see a lot of opportunity. We’ve got a few really great events that were with Surfing that we can expand and grow.” The news of Surfing’s closure prompted an outpouring of social media consternation from professional and amateur surfers alike, as well as this somewhat bizarre-but-passionate Beachgrit.com eulogy for “the brave little magazine.” Surfline.com’s interview with “surf historian” (and former Surfer editor) Matt Warshaw provides some further insight into Surfing’s lasting impact on the sport and culture it covered for decades. The announcement comes as TEN — which also publishes titles like Motor Trend, Hot Rod, and SLAM, among others — aggressively reinvents itself as a digital-first enthusiast media company, with a particular focus on video content. Its nascent but recently rebranded video production arm, StudioTEN, has grown into a 50-employee operation with a 30,000-square-foot Los Angeles studio. The company claims an overall audience of 162 million —of which its print magazines account for just 3 percent — and 27 million monthly video views on its branded YouTube channels alone. Founded by Dick Graham, then-editor of the short-lived Petersen’s Surfing, and photographer Leroy Grannis in 1964, the upstart Surfing soon established itself as a formidable competitor to the more well-established Surfer, a rivalry that persisted even after both titles gained a common owner in Primedia, in 2001. Both magazines were sold, along with the rest of Primedia’s action sports portfolio, to Source Interlink in 2007, and both survived that company’s 2014 bankruptcy and subsequent rebirth as TEN. This story was updated on January 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm.last_img read more


A new way to redownload PT on PS4 has been discovered

first_imgDue to the falling out between Konami and Hideo Kojima, Silent Hills was prematurely scrapped. To make matters worse, Konami even went as far as removing the game’s “playable teaser” from the PlayStation Network Store. Unfortunately, those who didn’t keep PT safely stored in their PS4 hard drive would be denied a chance to play the game again if they had deleted it. At least, that was the case. Thanks to a new method discovered by Wololo.net, players can now re-download the game if they’re willing to put in a little effort.In order to make this work, you’re going to set up your PS4 to use your PC as a proxy. To do that you’ll need to download a program called SUWI. While you’re installing SUWI, leave all of the options ticked. Make sure to download an IP checker so that you can write down your IP address.On your PS4, go to settings, then network, then set up internet connection. Choose custom setup and select the right network. After that, hit automatic for IP address settings, do not specify for DHCP host name, select automatic for DNS settings, automatic for MTU settings, then hit use for proxy server. After all of that, enter your IP address and make sure to set your port number to 808. Hit next to complete the setup. Then go into your PS4 game library, find PT, and set it to download. Note that this method only works if you had previously downloaded PT. If you never had the game on your hard drive then you are out of luck.To find out more about the technical side of how this all works, make sure to check out Wololo.net’s detailed guide. Below, check out Eurogamer’s video walkthrough on how to get it all set up.last_img read more


Need for Speed Heat Has Vice City Vibes

first_img Burnout had to die for Need to Speed to live as EA’s one true action-packed open-world racing game franchise (and Aaron Paul movie). But while the first couple of Criterion takes on the series were pretty great, Need for Speed has only slowed down for pretty much this entire generation of consoles. It cooled, as it were.Can things turn around? Check out this first trailer for the next game: Need for Speed Heat.2017’s Need for Speed Payback was an off brand Fast and Furious movie taking place in an off brand Las Vegas. Need for Speed Heat seems to be going down the same road, only now it takes place in an off brand Miami, the fictional Palm City. Between the tropical setting and very aesthetic colors in the logo, we thought this might be a 1980s cocaine adventure like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. But the trailer definitely takes place in contemporary car culture.Gameplay details are scarce. The trailer is selling a vibe more than anything else. But we do know that day/night cycle determines the racing events you can take part in, with things getting extra illegal after dark. You can still customize your cars, possibly more than ever before. And it continues the great Need for Speed traditions of making crooked cops the bad guys you need to outrace to free the streets.Need for Speed Heat launches November 8 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. For more on racing games here are our reviews of Dangerous Driving and Team Sonic Racing. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Stay on targetlast_img read more


Electric vehicle travels recordbreaking 623 miles on a single charge

first_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com 300 mph: New Land Speed Record for a Hydrogen Powered Vehicle The Tokyo-based Japan Electric Vehicle Club, a group of electric vehicle enthusiasts, converted the Daihatsu Mira EV from gas to electric using Sanyo lithium-ion batteries. The record-breaking run took place at the track of a training school for auto racers in Shimotsuma, Ibaraki. Seventeen drivers took turns driving the electric vehicle during a time period of 27.5 hours, with the car traveling at an average speed of 25 mph (40 kph).The Mira EV was powered by an assembly of 8,320 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries (Sanyo No. 18650) that are normally used in laptops and other electronic devices. According to a press release, the battery configuration was similar to the one used to set the previous record. Citation: Electric vehicle travels record-breaking 623 miles on a single charge (2010, May 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-electric-vehicle-record-breaking-miles.html More information: Sanyo This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — The Japan Electric Vehicle Club broke its own Guinness World Record last weekend by driving an electric vehicle for a distance of 623.76 miles (1,003 kilometers) without recharging. The new distance record nearly doubles the old record of 345 miles (555.6 kilometers) that was set last November. Powered by 8,320 lithium-ion batteries, the Mira EV traveled 623 miles on a single charge. Image credit: Japan Electric Vehicle Club. Explore furtherlast_img read more


Improve YouTubes performance with h264ify for Firefox

first_imgImprove YouTube’s performance with h264ify for Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on June 26, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: June 25, 2017 – 16 commentsYouTube works well most of the time if you use a relatively new device to access the site even if you push the available video resolution to the maximum.The same cannot be said for low power devices, for instance the majority of computers that are five or even ten years old.While YouTube works when you access the site, you may experience full load on the cpu, your laptop becoming hot like crazy, video stutter, battery drain, or other issues.While you may be able to reduce some by lowering the video resolution on YouTube, some issues might not go away even if you set the resolution to 320p or even 144p.Besides, while it may reduce the impact that the playing of videos has on the hardware, it may reduce the viewing experience at the same time.H264ifyWe talked about H264ify before here on Ghacks, when we reviewed the browser extension for Google Chrome. The Firefox add-on is developed by the same author using the same technology.Basically, what h264ify does to improve the YouTube experience is to switch the YouTube video stream from using VP8/VP9 to H.264 instead.The change is instant and not visible or noticeable to the user’s eye. One of the main reasons why h.264 streams may be better is that the format is commonly accelerated by the graphics processing unit (gpu) whereas the VP8 or VP9 formats are not usually.Hardware acceleration using the gpu reduces the load on the cpu which in term is beneficial to the viewing experience.You can check which format YouTube uses to stream videos by right-clicking on the video and selecting the “stats for nerds” option.This displays various information about the video stream including the mime type. This mime type should read video/mp4 when the extension is used, or video/webm when VP8 or VP9 are used.OptionsAs far as options are concerned, there are only two. The first enables or disables the switching to h.264 which you may find useful at times. You can disable the extension as well for the same effect. The second setting blocks 60fps videos.Closing WordsIf you are experiencing issues when playing videos on YouTube, you may want to try h264ify for Firefox or Google Chrome to see if it resolves or at the very least reduces the issue.While there is no guarantee that the extension will resolve it, it is one of the better options in this regard.It may also help users who try to play high resolution video on YouTube, say 1080p video, and notice dropped frames or jerkey playback.Now You: How is the performance for you on YouTube?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 13 votes Software Name H264ifySoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/h264ify/ Advertisementlast_img read more


Crocodile attacks kill 2 Indonesians in 2 months

first_imgLAMPUNG, Indonesia (AP) – Two deadly crocodile attacks have taken two Indonesian men in the same river in less than two months.The head of the local conservation agency says a saltwater crocodile reportedly swallowed a 20-year-old villager who was bathing Tuesday on a river on Sumatra island.Suprianto said the 35-year-old man killed last month was dragged away and his partial corpse was found four days later about two miles from where he was attacked. Both attacks were in Tulang Bawang district in Lampung province. Suprianto said Wednesday his office didn’t yet have more details on Tuesday’s attack.No crocodile has been captured and it wasn’t known if the same animal killed both men.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Check your body, save your life The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more


House passes resolution urging police to use body cameras

first_img Top Stories WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a resolution urging state and local police departments to use body cameras.The non-binding resolution was passed on Wednesday by a vote of 421-6. The vote comes in the wake of several high-profile police shootings and other incidents.In Texas, a white police officer resigned Tuesday after he was filmed pinning a black teenage girl to the ground. The officer also had pulled his gun on other teens. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Congressman Al Green of Texas sponsored the resolution. Green, a Democrat, said body cameras bring much-needed transparency to police work and can protect officers against false allegations.Police agencies across the nation are considering using body cameras, though some are grappling with who should have access to the videos.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How men can have a healthy 2019 New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more


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first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Clearly this season has not gone as planned for theArizona Cardinals. The team stands at 1-6 with the 21st ranked offense and29th ranked defense. Obviously there are plenty of holes to fill, and somecould make the argument that almost every position needsan upgrade, but one glaring weakness the Cards possess isthe offensive line. This season the line has allowed 24sacks, second most in the NFL.Not to be pessimistic or anything, but the Cardinals arewell on their way to earning a top five pick for thesecond consecutive year. Remember, this is only a list of the top ranked offensivelinemen, the player’s that will most likely be taken inthe first two rounds — if not the first round alone.There will be plenty more talent to pick from in thefollowing rounds. So even though there are nine weeks left the season wedecided to look at the top offense linemen in next year’sdraft.• USC OT Matt Kalil Kalil has been compared to former number one pick JakeLong. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both rank himas the best offensive lineman in the 2012 class, and bothhave him number two on their big board. Only problem is ifKiper and McShay are right then the Cardinals probablywon’t have the chance to draft the offensive tackle.That’s because the Colts and Dolphins will probably havethe top two picks in the draft, since both currently sitat 0-7 and are actually in worse condition than theCardinals.• Stanford OT Jonathan Martin ESPN Scouts Inc. currently ranks Martin as the seventhoverall prospect. Kiper ranks him sixth on his big boardand says he is a trusted blindside blocker for Andrew Luckwith good ability to get to the second level. McShay rankshim seventh on his board. If Kalil is gone this could bethe best possible fit for the Cardinals, who could sit ashigh as third in the draft. • Iowa OT Riley Reiff Reiff, yet another offensive tackle, ranks ninth onKiper’s board and 12th on McShay’s. One positive aboutReiff is that he has not missed a game at Iowa, whichshows his durability. Kiper writes that the Hawkeye moveswell and is effective at getting under the pads ofdefenders and is another complete tackle expected to betaken in the top ten. Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away • Georgia T/G Cordy Glenn Now even though the above three players are all ranked inKiper and McShay’s top 32, Glenn is not. McShay doesn’trank Glenn but Kiper ranks him 16th. Kiper ranks thecurrent Bulldog 16th because of two factors: experienceand versatility. Glenn can play either tackle or guard,which could make him valuable among NFL teams that shuffleoffensive linemen around, like the Cardinals.• Stanford G David DeCastro DeCastro is the second Stanford Cardinal to make the listand while Kiper doesn’t rank him, McShay puts him atnumber 20 on his top 32. McShay wrote that DeCastro is the“most dominant” inside lineman in the nation. DeCastro isan integral part of the Stanford O-line that helps theteam rush for an average of 219 yards per game. Could be aperfect to open up holes for the between the tacklesrunning style of Beanie Wells. • Oklahoma State OT Levy Adcock Kiper ranks Adcock 25th on his big board. The 6-6, 322pound senior is versatile with good footwork and movement.Adcock’s biggest strength is his consistency, something astruggling Cardinals offensive line has yet to find. DeCastro, Reiff, Martin and Kalil are all underclassmen soeven though it’s expected they’ll come out, there is noguarantee meaning that the top offensive lineman in nextyear’s draft could be Cordy Glenn. Top Stories last_img read more


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first_imgFor centuries, people have been obsessed with ways to keep their bodies from aging and appearing to look old. As 2010 begins, seekers of the fountain of youth might want to turn their attention to Clinique La Prairie in Montreux for the ultimate youth revitalization experience. Back in 1931, this charming resort town on the shores of Lake Geneva and nestled between the Alps, became the acknowledged centre for anti-aging research that influenced today’s medical advancements in this field. Back then, Clinique La Prairie’s Dr. Paul Niehans made a major breakthrough in cellular therapy using live cell injections in patients to heal their deficient organs and help slow the aging process of their immune system.More than 75 years later, and with a nod from Pope Pius XII in 1953 who made a remarkable recovery after his treatment, patients come to the clinic for the CLP Revitalization Treatment that has a revitalizing effect on normal aging cells. The answer to a total body tune-up, CLP Revitalization Treatment makes patients feel noticeably stronger, with renewed energy levels and a reduction of fatigue, and with more resistance to stress and infection.Patients who come for the week-long CLP Revitalization Program meet with a senior physician before undergoing full diagnostic check-up during first two days, followed by 2 oral doses of CLP cellular Extract. During their stay, patients can speak with the clinic’s medical specialists who cover all medical disciplines. Besides enjoying cordon bleu gourmet diet menus in an elegant restaurant, patients are encouraged to visit the fitness center for a personalized training program and the medical spa facility where à la carte Swiss Perfection face and full body beauty treatments and massages are available. 
 “There is an exceptionally high level of individual attention that begins when we first meet a patient,” explained Dr. Waelli, Medical Director of the clinic. “We discuss any ailments and objectives before coordinating specialized consultations and tests with our medical staff, then analyze the test results with the patient and prescribe relevant treatments to improve their quality of life,” he concluded.The one week Revitalization treatment includes: -Six nights full board -Medical check-up: laboratory tests, chest X-ray, abdominal ultrasound, electrocardiogram -Dental check-up: full mouth X-rays, complete dental report -Revitalization treatment -Consultation and follow up with attending physician, nurse care, dietician session -One consultation with Beautymed aesthetician -One discovery session with sports coach -Two group fitness sessions -Access to fitness center, swimming pool, hammam, Jacuzzi, sauna. www.laprairie.chlast_img read more


Former MP says allegations of selling aircraft parts to Turkey a malicious

first_imgFormer Disy MP Christos Rotsas on Thursday denied that a Bulgarian-registered company he owns has submitted bids in international tenders opened by Turkey’s Coast Guard for the procurement of aircraft equipment, as suggested in documents posted on the Turkish agency’s website.Rotsas, who made headlines last year by suggesting that Cyprus’ National Guard had squandered the opportunity to attack the Turkish troops occupying the northern part of the island since 1974 during the failed coup in Turkey, created Rotsas International Ltd in 1993, representing makers of Bell helicopters Textron and other manufacturers in various Balkan countries.Late last year, Rotsas sold the company to his son Charalambos for 5,000 Bulgarian leva (some €2,500).In documents posted by the Turkish Coast Guard under ‘International Tenders’, Rotsas International Ltd’s name appears twice, one in 2015 and another in 2017, as one among several suppliers of aircraft parts.However, a Cyprus Mail source suggested that the documents may contain all licenced suppliers of specific parts and items required by the Turkish Coast Guard, irrespective of the likelihood that they may be interested in being considered.The company supplies both defence and non-defence aviation equipment in Bulgaria, Albania, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.The 2015 Turkish Coast Guard report was discovered by a Twitter user on Wednesday, who posted his finding and requested explanations from Rotsas.Pressed for answers after other users picked up on the implications, Rotsas went on the defensive and accused them of malicious intent and jumping to conclusions.Further questioned about the company’s name on the documents, Rotsas pleaded ignorance and denied the company had ever submitted any bids to supply Turkey with any items.“Are you crazy?” he responded to the mounting, increasingly suspicious queries.“It’s like me asking you whether you have fought for Isis! And are the Turks that dumb? You should apologise for this.”He then went on to claim his hardline views on the Cyprus problem were the real reason behind the questions, which he deemed “orchestrated”.In addition to Rotsas International Ltd, the former Disy MP, a chartered accountant, maintains an accounting firm in Nicosia, as well as two other companies in Bulgaria.Speaking to the Cyprus Mail, Rotsas categorically denied the allegations, saying he confirmed the company never expressed interest in selling anything to Turkey with his associate in Bulgaria Kleanthis Kourtis.“The company has been inactive for the last 10 years,” he said.“I don’t know how the company’s name made it onto those lists. I’ll have to investigate this. But I believe the Twitter incident was a malicious attack on me because I posted some stuff on the internet recently [relating to the Cyprus problem].”In 2000, then an MP, Rotsas’ name had been embroiled in scandal after he was found to have failed to disclose his possible conflict of interest arising from his involvement with Textron, which the Cypriot government had tentatively agreed with to buy four helicopters from for over 22 million Cyprus pounds.At the subsequent plenary session, where the deal was eventually rejected in a tied vote, Rotsas opted to abstain due to the undisclosed conflict. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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