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SDC to Host Youth Empowerment and Job Fair in Portmore

first_img The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. on each day and will assist the unemployed youth in Cumberland and surrounding areas to secure employment. The Social Development Commission (SDC) will be hosting its inaugural Youth Empowerment and Job Fair at the Cumberland Community Centre in Portmore, St. Catherine, from February 20 to 22.The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. on each day and will assist the unemployed youth in Cumberland and surrounding areas to secure employment.Participants will be engaged in the areas of résumé writing, skills development, leadership training, career counselling and interview preparation.Young persons between the ages of 17 and 35 are encouraged to take their résumes and meet with prospective employers from various sectors, including communications, security and business process outsourcing (BPO). Participants will be engaged in the areas of résumé writing, skills development, leadership training, career counselling and interview preparation. Story Highlightscenter_img Entrepreneurship Officer with the HEART Trust/NTA, Michelle McLymonth addresses participants of a recent Social Development Commission (SDC) Fair in Annotto Bay, on workplace etiquette. The Social Development Commission (SDC) will be hosting its inaugural Youth Empowerment and Job Fair at the Cumberland Community Centre in Portmore, St. Catherine, from February 20 to 22.last_img read more

How Will Porzingis And The Knicks Cope With Life After Melo

The vast majority of the attention given to the Carmelo Anthony trade has focused on Oklahoma City, and rightfully so. The Thunder, coming off a campaign in which MVP Russell Westbrook was perhaps the NBA’s loneliest franchise player, have added two All-Stars this summer and possibly positioned themselves as the top challenger to the Golden State Warriors.Meanwhile, the Knicks — the league’s most valuable club and the team on the other end of the Anthony deal — have been an afterthought in all this. The swap was one New York badly needed to make so it could fully turn the page on an era in which the Knicks haven’t secured a playoff berth in four seasons. But this new chapter without Anthony figures to present an entirely new set of questions.Chief among them: Can 22-year-old Kristaps Porzingis — who averaged 18 points a night as a second or third option — step into Anthony’s role and become the Knicks’ leading man?At first glance, the answer would appear to be yes. This past season, Porzingis became a far more efficient scorer at the rim and from midrange. He improved from 58 percent at the basket as a rookie to 70 percent in Year 2 while also jumping from 41 percent from the 10-to-16-foot range to 48 percent. He managed to get better from the 3-point stripe, too, knocking down shots from the arc at a league-average clip. And it can’t be overlooked that the 7-foot-3 big man with the skill set of a guard actually managed to shoot better when Anthony (and former MVP Derrick Rose) was off the court than when they played together.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/kpfadeaway.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/kpdrive.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Still, that detail alone isn’t evidence that Porzingis will thrive without Anthony. In fact, when you look more closely, it appears that at least some of Porzingis’s success as a lead option stemmed from who his competition was. Specifically, he turned in some of his most accurate shooting during the first six minutes of second and fourth periods last season, per NBA Savant — times where he likely would’ve been feasting on second-string defenses.1Though it may be a coincidence, Porzingis has struggled most in his first two seasons during first quarters, when he’d likely be facing starting-level competition. By contrast, he’s shot nearly 50 percent for his career during the first six minutes of second periods, when he’d be facing backups, since the majority of NBA starters catch their breath for the first few minutes of the second quarter.That speaks to why the Knicks were just 2-16 without Anthony2And 2-11 when Porzingis played without Anthony. the past two seasons: No one else on the roster could generate offense as efficiently as Melo while also facing the sort of defensive pressure he was seeing.3While he generated a greater share of his own baskets with Anthony off the court, it’s worth noting that nearly 42 percent of Porzingis’s makes last season were assisted by Anthony, Derrick Rose or Brandon Jennings, all players who are no longer with the Knicks. That was especially the case in one-on-ones and post-ups, for which Melo has an affinity.New York scored on 47 percent of Anthony’s one-on-one plays and came away with at least one point when he was aggressively double-teamed in the post 43 percent of the time, according to Synergy Sports. The Knicks scored on just 34 percent of Porzingis’s one-on-ones and were successful just 23 percent of the time — for a measly 0.57 points per play — when opponents sent hard double-teams at him in the post. A lot can be attributed to Porzingis’s need to develop more lower-body strength and establish better position, as he often catches the ball way too far from the paint to back down his man.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/badearlyshot.mp400:0000:0000:14Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/porzingistoofarout.mp400:0000:0000:13Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.None of this is to suggest that Porzingis — the rare budding star who has as much defensive ability as offensive ability — isn’t capable of eventually being the centerpiece of a team. At this point, he should be the least of the Knicks’ worries; the club should be using this coming season to figure out who to slot next to him going forward.However, that open-tryout mentality will be complicated by the current roster configuration, as the Knicks are currently heavy on bigs they need to find playing time for. Enes Kanter (acquired in the trade), Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O’Quinn are all talented, but figure to create a logjam at center if they all make it to opening night. The presence of 32-year-old Joakim Noah, who has three years left on one of the NBA’s worst contracts, doesn’t help matters, either.A trade to move one of them — and possibly veteran swingman Courtney Lee, who deserves an opportunity to latch on with a contender rather than taking part in a rebuild — would make sense. Ideally, the Knicks would use those returns to get future draft picks and a young player or two who can defend, since Kanter, Doug McDermott (also acquired in the Melo deal) and Tim Hardaway Jr. are all solid scorers while being subpar on the other side of the ball. New York, which has ranked in the bottom 10 on defense for 11 of the last 15 seasons, will need to find some sense of balance — a process that will likely take the better part of the next few years as these players figure themselves out.But even if the next couple seasons are marked by growing pains, at least the Knicks can finally turn their attention to roster development instead of wondering how to make the failed marriage with Anthony work. read more

Board of Trustees Finance Committee approves changes to football basketball ticket pricing

Fans cheer as players run onto the field at Ohio Stadium before a game. Credit: Lantern file photoOhio State’s Department of Athletics cleared its first hurdle in requesting that changes be made to the current ticket-pricing system for football and basketball: The Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees approved the plans Thursday afternoon.Under the proposal, individual, home-game football tickets for the 2017 season would range from $65 to $190; the current price scale has tickets ranging from $70 to $195. Both price ranges use a system of dynamic pricing, where varied prices are set based on the perceived demand of the game.The current 15-percent discount that season ticket holders receive, and 20-percent discount that OSU faculty and staff receive when buying season tickets, would remain in place for next year, said athletic director Gene Smith, who was in attendance during the meeting. Student prices, which are $34 per game when bought in Big Ten and full-season packages, are to remain at the same price through 2020.Army and University of Nevada, Las Vegas are scheduled to be the cheapest tickets, at $65 and $70 each, respectively. A ticket for Michigan State or Oklahoma is set to cost $190.Screen grab of the proposed OSU home football game ticket prices for the 2017 season. Credit: Ohio State Board of TrusteesChanges to the pricing model for Buckeye basketball were also approved at the Finance Committee meeting. Individual, home-game tickets for the 2017-18 season would range in price among a system of four seating sections and classifications of games. The first rank of games, exhibition games, would range from $5 to $10 depending on the seating section, and the most expensive “premier” games would range from $14 to $57. Student-section prices would remain unchanged, ranging from $10 to $13.The proposal also introduces a 12-percent discount for season-ticket holders, and the faculty and staff season ticket discount of 20 percent would remain unchanged.Both plans require final approval from the full board on Friday. read more

Ohio State womens lacrosse off to undefeated 50 start

Five games into the 2012 campaign, the undefeated Ohio State women’s lacrosse team continues to dominate every team in their path with their best start in 10 years. Led by second-year coach Alexis Venechanos, the No. 12-ranked Buckeyes have outscored their opponents, 86-26, and allowed less than 15 shots per match. Brown University was OSU’s latest victim Saturday. OSU won, 16-3, in Ohio Stadium on the heels of a 21-7 win against Louisville on Feb. 19. “I am pleased with how we turned it around and put the tempo in our favor,” Venechanos said in a press release Saturday. “Brown is a good team and the game was closer than the score shows. They definitely made it difficult for us to get our game going at the beginning.” On the defensive end, the Buckeyes forced 15 of Brown’s 18 turnovers, which helped the Buckeyes score 12 unanswered goals at one point in the match. Senior attacker and co-captain Alayna Markwordt became the leading scorer in school history, edging the previous mark by four points, in the game against the Cardinals. Markwordt stands at 252 career points which date back to the fourth game of her freshman season on March 1, 2009. “As a team, we were really just focused on coming out and winning, and breaking the record was just part of that,” Markwordt said in a Feb. 19 press release. “I’m very grateful to have been able to play here for four years and remain healthy to get to this point.” The Buckeye offense is averaging 17.2 points per game, second in the American Lacrosse Conference only to Johns Hopkins’ 19. A newly installed “man-advantage” rule, where teams play without a player in each attacking zone for two minutes after a yellow card penalty, has not slowed down the Buckeyes. OSU was called for yellow cards three times in the Robert Morris game and twice against No. 6-ranked Stanford. No points were given up during those two-minute impediments. Co-captain and senior midfielder, Gabby Capuzzi, was honored as the ALC Offensive Player of the Week after the opening weekend of play. Capuzzi tallied six points in the 14-10 upset against Stanford. She leads the team with 15 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers. In OSU’s season opener against San Diego State Feb. 11, senior midfielder and co-captain Kirsten Donahue added four goals to her 15 on the season . Freshmen goalies, Caitlin Hester and Tori DeScenza, had a combined six saves in their first match of their collegiate career. The Buckeyes take on Notre Dame (2-0)  at home next at 1 p.m. Sunday. read more

Zidane is as good a head couch as he was a

first_imgKlopp launched a defence of his rival Zinedine Zidane, saying that the Frenchman is already proving to be as good a head coach as he was a player.‘If a lot of people think Zinedine Zidane has not a lot of tactical knowledge and then people think the same about me that would be really funny.‘The two managers in the Champions League final have no clue about tactics? What would that say about the game?‘For me, Zinedine Zidane is one of the best five players of all time in football. I’m longer in Liverpool than he is at Real Madrid and he can win the Champions League for a third time. That’s never happened before.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…‘Unfortunately, I have to accept that he is as brilliant as he was as a player. This group of players work like a clock from Switzerland. I saw his team playing a lot of times and it is just fantasy football.‘It is organised when it needs to be organised and chaos when it needs to be chaos. They are all world-class players but it is football and always there is an opportunity for the other team.‘Zinedine Zidane has been fighting all his career, from where he grew up in Marseille he had to fight. It just maybe didn’t look that way when he played.‘I saw his face when someone asked him if Liverpool would be hungrier in this final. He is still a fighter. I would have had the same face and I’m from a small village in the Black Forest. We are proud to be here. Let’s do the best we can and play,’ he said, according to Dailymail.last_img read more

Mega Millions will hold their 321 million dollars drawing on Christmas

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – You have a chance at becoming a millionaire this Christmas.Mega Millions will hold their next drawing tomorrow for a whopping 321 million dollars.This comes after no one claimed the week before.You’ll need a Christmas miracle to get the money, your chances at winning is one in 302.5 million. December 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Mega Millions will hold their 321 million dollars drawing on Christmas Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 24, 2018last_img read more

Nightly Road Closures On The Seward Highway Starting Monday

first_imgExpected to occur on Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23, the Seward Highway will be closed nightly at MP 81.8 between 9:00pm and 3:00am. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Transportation will be working on the Seward Highway between MP 84 and 86. The road will be completely closed for overnight construction. Construction crews are working at MP 89 (Virgin Creek) and 84.1 (Peterson Creek) from 7:30am to 5:30pm, 7 days a week. Drivers should be aware of temporary detours with reduced speeds of 35 MPH. The road will be completely closed during these times, with no alternate or detour routes available. Plan your trip accordingly. Expected to occur on Monday, April 15, Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17, the Seward Highway will be closed nightly between MP 84 and 86 between 9:00pm and 3:00am.last_img read more

Juanes Wins Best PopRock Album 18th Latin GRAMMYs

first_imgNominated in the category alongside Juanes tonight were Mikel Erentxun, Jarabe De Palo, Miranda!, and Joaquín Sabina.Raised in Medellin, Colombia, Juanes began playing guitar at age 7, and started his first band, Ekhymosis, at 15. After releasing five albums with Ehkymosis and achieving domestic success in his home country, Juanes began recording as a solo artist in 2000. On the strength of his debut solo album, Fíjate Bien, won three awards at the 2nd Latin GRAMMY Awards, including Best New Artist, and Best Solo Rock Album.Tonight’s win is Juanes’ ninth career win in the Rock Field of the Latin GRAMMY Awards, having previously won categories such as Best Solo Rock Vocal Album and Best Rock Song. He previously won Best Pop/Rock Album for 2014’s Loco De Amor .See The Complete List Of Winners From The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album | 18th Latin GRAMMYs Facebook Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY Residente Wins Best Urban Song Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Twitter Prev Next Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year Email What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Residente Wins Best Urban Song “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY More 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY juanes-wins-best-poprock-album-18th-latin-grammys See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Residente Wins Best Urban Song Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win News Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song “Wow. Thank you very much to everyone really. To the Academy for this recognition. Bull, Nene, Sky, wherever you are, many, many thanks. Jesus Lopez [and] all of the family at Universal Music. Rebeca Leon, Lionfish [Entertainment]. To my wife who is the channel to my life. My children at home — Luna, Paloma and Dante — to my mother, Alicia. Colombia, this is for you. I’m here because of you and for you I’ll be here until the end. To Rafa, Henry. To the team that’s always with us. Many thanks to the band that accompanies me. Many, many thanks.” — JuanesThe win brings the Colombian icon’s impressive total of Latin GRAMMY career wins to 22. He was nominated for a total of five awards, including Album Of The Year. Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Wincenter_img ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 17, 2017 – 12:57 pm Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music Colombia, todo es por ti 🙏 #LatinGRAMMY #misplanessonamarte— JUANES (@juanes) November 17, 2017 See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends The Colombian was nominated for a total of five awards, including Album Of The YearBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2017 – 5:26 pm Juanes has won the Latin GRAMMY for Best Pop/Rock Album, for Mis Planes Son Amarte, at the 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards. Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights https://twitter.com/juanes/status/931332743354392576 Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards Read morelast_img read more

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests Issue 4 Summonses

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between November 22, 2018 and November 28, 2018:Thursday, November 22Max D. Faulkingham (21, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License (Subsequent Offense).Friday, November 23Neil K. Joshi (40, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor; Leaving Scene Of Property Damage; and Marked Lanes Violation.John Anthony Gallinaro (27, North Billerica) was arrested for Warrants; Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended or Revoked License; License Not In Possession; and Receiving Stolen Property Valued at $1,200+Alexa Marquard (22, Wilmington) was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property Valued at $1,200+.Saturday, November 24NoneSunday, November 25NoneMonday, November 26Melisa Marie Yeo (30, Billerica) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License For OUI and Speeding In Violation Of A Special Regulation Posted.Kameron T. Conway (22, North Billerica) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended Or Revoked License and Failure To Wear Seat Belt.Tuesday, November 27NoneWednesday, November 28Justin ER Harvey (21, Lowell) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License (Criminal Subsequent Offense) and Speeding In Violation Of Special Regulation Posted.Reginald O. Babineau (61, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor (2nd Offense), Negligent Operation Of A Motor Vehicle, Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License, Possession Of Open Container Of Alcohol In Motor Vehicle; and Crosswalk Violation.(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor: Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issue 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”,Thank You To Our Sponsor:last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former Selectwoman Judy OConnell Endorses Greg Bendel For Selectman

first_imgDear Wilmington Residents,We have an opportunity on Saturday, April 27th to re-elect a very worthy candidate, Greg Bendel, to the Wilmington Board of Selectmen.I have had the pleasure of knowing Greg as a person and a community volunteer for several years and it is my honor to call him my friend. Over the years, I have continued to observe Greg’s dedication to his family, his friends and to the Town of Wilmington. For as long as I can remember Greg has always had a willingness to support key initiatives and important projects for the betterment of our children, our schools and our community.During Greg’s first term on the Board of Selectmen I have been impressed with his ability to assist the town leadership team with getting the town’s business done! Greg continues to be a key supporter of the suite of services the Town of Wilmington has to offer its residents such as public education, elderly services & senior housing, youth sports & recreational programs, community health, public safety and veteran affairs to name a few. Greg has been a fiscally conservative leader, an advocate for economic development and a board member who supports the public process. Greg will tackle any issue with transparency and will be the first to offer to help in any given situation.I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Selectmen with Greg and have witnessed firsthand his commitment to the Town of Wilmington. We accomplished a lot together and I will be the first to say we did not always agree on every town topic. However, we respected our common ground and our differences and I always appreciated Greg’s perspective on things. Greg is honest, ethical and of the highest moral character. While working with Greg I always knew he put his head and heart in every decision he made on behalf of the residents of the Town of Wilmington and is a man who tries to always do the right thing! For this reason and many others I am certain that Greg Bendel is the right choice for the voters of Wilmington on Election Day.With Greg’s impressive resume along with his personal qualities and attributes, I believe Greg continues to be an ideal candidate for Selectman. Greg is intelligent, articulate, a team player, a great listener and has the courage and tenacity to take on the most complex issues and render informed decisions. Greg is a great asset to the Wilmington Board of Selectmen and deserves to be re-elected so he can continue to work hard to maintain and improve the quality of life for all Wilmington residents and local business owners to enjoy.Please join me on Saturday, April 27th in voting for Greg Bendel for Selectman. Thank you.Sincerely,Judith L. O’Connell Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Robert Peterson Sr. Endorses Bendel For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bendel Has A Proven Commitment To Helping SeniorsIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

Consent condoms need four hands to open the box

first_img Turned On Share your voice Tulipan has placed the limited-edition product in bars and at events around Buenos Aires, and is sharing the product on social media with the hashtag #PlacerConsentido, or “permitted pleasure.” Tulipan plans to sell the condoms online in the future, TNW reports.   “Tulipan has always spoken of safe pleasure, but for this campaign we understood that we had to talk about the most important thing in every sexual relationship — pleasure is possible only if you both give your consent,” Joaquin Campins of BBDO said in a statement.   turnedonpromoClick for more on the intersection of technology and sex. Tulipan’s unusual rubbers arose, TNW reports, after AHF Argentina, an advocacy organization for people living with HIV, revealed that only 14.5% of Argentinian men regularly used a condom. While 65% said they occasionally used condoms, an alarming 20.5% said they’d never used a condom.      Many on social media applauded the message tucked into the marketing, though some noted the types of people who commit sexual assault wouldn’t pay attention to it.This isn’t the first creative product to highlight issues around sexual boundaries.   The Dress For Respect measures how many times the wearer is groped, with sensors sewn in that measure where on the body, and when, the wearer is touched. The information gets transferred via Wi-Fi to a control unit in real time. The conceptual frock by advertising agency Ogilvy got a test run last year in Brazil, where 86 percent of women have been harassed in nightclubs, according to data from Think Olga, a feminist collective founded by a Brazilian journalist.  Three women wore the sparkly conceptual dress to a Sao Paulo club in one night, and the data showed they were touched nonconsensually 157 times in less than four hours. That averages more than 40 touches per hour.   Comments 4 Tulipan Two hands aren’t enough to open the package for the new “Consent Pack” of condoms. It takes four hands pressing simultaneously on all four sets of buttons on the top and sides of the box. “If they don’t say yes, it means no,” the tagline on a video demonstration reads.   Ad agency BBDO Argentina created the “Consent Pack” for Tulipan, an Argentine seller of sex toys and sexual-health products, including condoms.    You probably won’t find this unusual condom in a drugstore near you anytime soon, but it’s still a reminder of the importance of consent in any sexual encounter. It’s a topic that’s gotten increasing attention on college campuses and workplaces in the US amid the #MeToo movement.  “Why can’t this box be opened with two hands? Because that’s how consent works in relationships,” reads a translated post from Tulipan’s Facebook page. En el sexo vale todo solo si se respeta una regla: el consentimiento de ambos para hacerlo. #PlacerConsentido 🌷 pic.twitter.com/RuIjvbL1yg— Tulipán Argentina (@TulipanARG) March 27, 2019 Tags Culture Wellnesslast_img read more

Reliance Jio may help RCom to pay spectrum fee of Rs 5384

first_imgMukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio may help Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) in paying up a liberalisation fee of Rs 5,384 crore for sharing its 800 MHz spectrum in 16 circles. The spectrum liberalisation fee is collected from telecom operators for all the circles where airwaves were not auctioned.The department of telecommunications (DoT) had, on 22 December, also asked RCom to pay a one-time spectrum usage charge of Rs 1,596 crore within a month, sources told Business Standard.”The company will submit a bank guarantee equal to the one-time spectrum usage charge of Rs 1,596 crore as the matter is sub judice,” the sources said.RCom, India’s fourth largest telecom operator by subscribers, plans to partner with Reliance Jio to offer 4G services. In September last year, RCom chairman Anil Ambani had said the company would enter into a “strategic partnership” with Reliance Jio for 4G spectrum sharing-cum-trading.RJio possesses 2,300 MHz in all circles, 1,800 MHz in 18 circles and 850 MHz in 10 circles. But, 800 MHz band provides good connectivity indoors and offers seamless voice services through Voice over LTE (VoLTE). The benefits of having 800 MHz spectrum has made the deal “critical” to roll out 4G services. The tie-up will enable RJio to provide 4G services over the 800 MHz band across 10 circles.On the other hand, the partnership will also be beneficial to RCom, as it can use Jio’s 4G network in the 10 circles without incurring any “incremental capex cost”.By the end of September, RCom had a huge debt load of Rs 39,800 crore, which it plans to reduce to Rs 20,000 crore by selling its tower business Reliance Infratel.Meanwhile, the merger of RCom and Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), which provides telecom services through MTS brand, will enable the former to gain access to liberalised 800 MHz spectrum in eight circles. MTS has a strong presence in non-voice segment and derives nearly half of its total revenues from the segment.Analysts said that increased competition in the data services will likely lead to further increase in capital expenditure by the operators to keep growth intact. Telecom companies are also expected to purchase spectrum from others at a higher price, resulting in increased debt levels.In November last year, Idea Cellular had agreed to buy spectrum for two circles — Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh (West) — from Videocon for Rs 3,310 crore, which is double the amount paid to acquire spectrum for those circles in the March 2015 auction.last_img read more

Oppo and Vivos Chinese expats in India return home over low sales

first_imgMobile phones are seen on display at an electronics market in Shanghai, China, June 24, 2015. The dragon country is world’s biggest smartphone market, with many homegrown players such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Gionee and Meizu.Reuters fileOver 400 Chinese expats working for Oppo and Vivo in India have returned home after a drop in smartphone sales as anti-Beijing sentiments are rising in the country’s large consumer markets. Vivo’s chief marketing officer Vivek Zhang also returned home this month, Economic Times reported.According to industry executives, the exits were a result of 30 percent year-on-year drop at both Oppo and Vivo. This led the Chinese parent companies to reorder the local management and hire new people to fight the anti-China wave in the consumer markets since the Doklam standoff.Northern regions in India like Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra have witnessed the buyer resistance. “The decision-making authority always remained with the expats, even in the districts where there were mostly junior-level staff. However, after the exit of so many Chinese employees, some autonomy has been given to Indian executives at the distributor level, with a mandate to revive sales,” an executive said.China vs China in IndiaThe trade war between India and China could give a blow to both the economies especially China as their economy largely depends on exporting goods to India. In fact, Chinese products dominate the Indian markets and economy to a large extent.According to reports, the smartphone war in India is now being fought among the Chinese players rather than between Indian and Chinese brands.Oppo and Vivo comprise 22 percent of the Indian smartphone market. At a time when the overall phone market in India surged by eight percent, Oppo and Vivo have reported about 30 percent plunge in sales. Their rival Xiaomi sold over five million units of Redmi Note 4 in July. Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 5A with 16MP front-camera, Snapdragon 425 SoC; when will it come to India?Xiaomi ENMIUI official global blog (screen-shot)A CyberMedia Research (CMR) report said that Xiaomi was the top performer in the April-June quarter, after market leader Samsung in India. Vivo was in the third place followed by Oppo.Early this month, amid severe border tensions between both the countries, India had imposed anti-dumping duties on 93 Chinese products that have raised fears of a trade war between the two nations.last_img read more

Trump Puerto Rico Put Budget Out of Whack But Lives Saved

first_img“He Didn’t Play Politics At All.”They still lack power, got water back Sunday and said they have seen no federal officials since Maria struck.“What more do they want us to do?” asked Ray Negron, 38, resting in the shade of a church after a morning collecting debris. “Nobody’s come.”On approach to the airport, Air Force One descended over a landscape marked by mangled palm trees, metal debris strewn near homes and patches of stripped trees, yet with less devastation evident than farther from San Juan.At least in his first moments on the island, Trump remained focused primarily on drawing praise. “He didn’t play politics at all,” he said of the governor, making clear that he considers those who have criticized him to be politically driven. Trump misstated Maria as a Category 5 hurricane; it was Category 4 when it hit Puerto Rico.“I appreciate your support and I know you appreciate ours,” he said. “Our country has really gone all out. It’s not only dangerous, it’s expensive. But I consider it a great honor.” “Let’s Stop Talking About The Death Count.”In Washington, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., noted that many people in more remote areas still in dire straits and in need of food and water. He told CNN, “Let’s stop talking about the death count until this is over.” It stands at 16 now, and 95 percent of electricity customers remain without power, including some hospitals.The most prominent critic in Puerto Rico, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, attended Trump’s first event, in an airport hangar, shaking Trump’s hand as he went around a table greeting officials before sitting in in the shadow of a hulking, gray military plane.“How are you?” he asked. Her response could not be heard. He thanked her. Days earlier, Cruz said the Trump administration was “killing us with the inefficiency,” pleading for more effective federal leadership in the crisis.Air Force One brought the president, first lady Melania Trump and aides to Puerto Rico in late morning. They were expected to spend more than five hours on the ground, meeting first responders, local officials and some of the 3.4 million people whose lives have been upended by a hurricane that, in the president’s words, left the island U.S. territory “flattened.” Share “Tremendous Progress.”Before leaving Washington, he said Puerto Ricans who have called the federal response insufficient “have to give us more help.”Large-scale protests against Trump, talked about in advance, failed to materialize by early afternoon, with only a few knots of people gathering around San Juan to decry his criticism of local politicians.As he headed out from the White House to visit the island, Trump told reporters that “it’s now acknowledged what a great job we’ve done.”The trip is Trump’s fourth areas battered by storms during an unusually violent hurricane season that has also seen parts of Texas, Florida, Louisiana and the U.S. Virgin Islands inundated by floodwaters and hit by high winds.Nearly two weeks after the Puerto Rico storm, much of the countryside is still struggling to access such basic necessities as food, fresh water and cash.Trump’s visit follows a weekend in which he aggressively pushed back against critics, including Cruz. Trump responded angrily on Twitter, deriding the “poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help.”“They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” he added, scoffing at “politically motivated ingrates” who had criticized the federal work, and insisting that “tremendous progress” was being made.Cruz had begged the administration to “make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives.”Trump and his wife also visited Navy and Marine Corps personnel on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge. Twitter user @CNNPresident Trump arrives in Puerto Rico 2 weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island.President Donald Trump highlighted Puerto Rico’s relatively low death toll compared with “a real catastrophe like Katrina” as he opened a tour of the island’s devastation Tuesday, focusing on the best of the reviews he and his administration are getting rather than criticism of the federal response to Hurricane Maria.Trump pledged an all-out effort to help the island but added: “Now I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack because we’ve spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico. And that’s fine. We’ve saved a lot of lives.”He said his visit was “not about me” but then praised local officials for offering kind words about the recovery effort and invited one to repeat the “nice things” she’d said earlier. Trump also singled out Gov. Ricardo Rossello for “giving us the highest praise.”“Every death is a horror,” he said, “but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina and you look at the tremendous, hundreds of and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at what happened here … nobody’s ever seen anything like this.” An Upbeat ReportAt least parts of the itinerary were drawn to ensure a friendly reception: Trump was visiting the houses of pre-selected families waiting on their lawns.The president also handed out flashlights at a church, where 200 people cheered his arrival and crowded around him getting pictures on their cellphones.“There’s a lot of love in this room, a lot of love,” Trump said. “Great people.”Asked by AP what he has to say to people still without power, food and water, he spoke of the generators brought to the island and said the electrical grid is being fixed.“Again the job that’s been done here is really nothing short of a miracle,” he said.In the Playita neighborhood in the heart of San Juan, a few miles from the air base where Trump gave his upbeat report on progress, people cleaned sewer water from their homes and businesses, stacked fouled clothes in shopping carts and piled them on street corners alongside wet mattresses and pieces of broken metal roofs. Next StepsEven before the storm hit on Sept. 20, Puerto Rico was in dire condition thanks to a decade-long economic recession that had left its infrastructure, including the island’s power lines, in a sorry state. Maria was the most powerful hurricane to hit the island in nearly a century and unleashed floods and mudslides that knocked out the island’s entire electrical grid and telecommunications, along with many roads.Trump and other administration officials have worked in recent days to reassure Americans that recovery efforts are going well and combat a perception that the president failed to fully grasp the magnitude of the storm’s destruction in its immediate aftermath.According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, there are now more than 10,000 federal officials on the ground on the island, and 45 percent of customers now have access to drinking water. Businesses are also beginning to re-open, with 60 percent of retail gas stations now up and running.The Health and Human Services Department says federal medical teams with their own equipment and supplies have been sent to help provide care at Centro Medico, a major trauma center in San Juan. Additional teams have been sent to five hospitals in other parts of the island.For many, however, Washington’s response isn’t enough. On Monday, the nonprofit relief group Oxfam announced that it would be taking the rare step of intervening in an American disaster, citing its outrage over what it called a “slow and inadequate response.”last_img read more

Gutting Gun Bill A Good Omen

first_imgOn July 25 the Baltimore City Council’s Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee voted 5-2 to amend the council’s ill-fated attempt to impose a mandatory minimum one-year sentence on anyone “illegally” carrying a gun within 100 yards of a school, public park, church or any other public facility in the city.The revised bill would impose the one-year sentence only on those committing a second gun possession offense or carrying a gun in commission of a crime against a person or property. Ultimately, the amended measure would be neutralized by existing Maryland law.The response to the original proposed legislation was fast, furious and decidedly negative in many of the city’s mostly Black, mostly poor communities. However, the council’s actions to gut the bill may have avoided a catastrophe similar to what we witnessed in April 2015 following the death (some say murder) of Freddie Gray.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)This wasn’t just a knee jerk response to the very real crisis of violence and murder this city has endured over the last three years (although many would argue the epidemic of violence has been at a crisis level for decades). There is a tone deaf quality to the argument that implementing a mandatory minimum gun law in Baltimore City would somehow assuage our fears and deter violence.In fact, several people who work at City Hall have asked privately, ”Who advised the mayor on this legislation?“ “Mandatory minimums don’t work,” said Councilman Brandon Scott (D-2nd) during last week’s tumultuous hearing prior to the council committee stripping down the hapless gun law.However, the result of implementing the bill as it was originally crafted would have almost assuredly resulted in hundreds, if not thousands, more arrests by the end of 2017.How many of those arrests would have fallen into the category of “illegal arrests” a term made popular during the days of the nefarious zero tolerance policing implemented by then Mayor Martin O’Malley? There are thousands of Black men, their families and communities that still have not recovered from the zero tolerance policy, which at its zenith, was responsible for the arrest of more than 100,000 people per year for several years, in a city of just over 600,000 people.Many argue, with our city being ravaged by violence and 206 homicides (as of August 2), we are at a very tenuous tipping point in Baltimore. The implementation of a mandatory minimum gun law and its aftermath could have had a similar effect as the bad days of zero tolerance policing, possibly recreating circumstances that sparked the uprising of 2015. We underestimate that potential at our own peril.I guess the original bill could technically be resurrected, but it seems highly unlikely because of the vigilance of several of the council’s youngest and newest members.The “renegade eight,” the eight newest members of the council voted in during last year’s general election, entered the chamber with the hopes of many of the city’s most disenfranchised citizens riding on their shoulders. In these cynical political times punctuated over the last six months by the unprecedented and potentially apocalyptic antics of the 45th president, hope in our political leaders has been hard to come by.Yet, the newest members of the council began their tenures by spearheading the unanimous condemnation  of statements made by President Donald Trump, just days prior to his visit to Baltimore in December 2016. The first official action of the council denounced Trump’s “divisive and scapegoating rhetoric, rooted in hate and prejudice.” And the rebuke of Trump came as Mayor Catherine Pugh was preparing to ask the 45th president for much needed federal resources for the city. It was a symbolic gesture of course, but perhaps one that set a critical tone going forward.However, the council’s actions in snuffing out the mandatory minimum gun law was real action taken against what many argue was a really bad bill. And in the process they may have diffused  a very volatile situation in our city festering beneath the summer sun.Sean Yoes is the AFRO’s Baltimore editor and host and executive producer of First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday, 5p.m.-7 p.m. on WEAA, 88.9.last_img read more

Amazing Dragon unearthed in China pushes back date of earliest sauropods in

first_img Two technicians measuring a large in situ shoulder bone of Lingwulong shenqi Credit: Xu Xing One of the four quarries producing Lingwulong fossils Credit: Xu Xing Prior evidence has suggested that millions of years ago, the continents were just one supercontinent, which scientists have named Pangaea. Prior evidence has also shown that dinosaurs were living in Pangaea, but researchers suspect that a large inland sea had cut off parts of what would later become eastern Asia. The evidence for this is the absence of diplodocids, a species of sauropods.Sauropods are a class of dinosaur—they are known as very large vegetarians with long necks and massive bodies. Diplodocids are regarded as a super-family of sauropods representing some of the largest animals that have ever lived on land. They have been classified as neosauropods because of their more recent evolutionary history compared to other sauropods. But their absence in eastern Asia suggested something had prevented them from moving into that area. But now, it appears that assumption is wrong. The researchers working at the Lingwu dig site in China found several fossilized bones, some of which belonged to a creature they named “Lingwulong shenqi,” which translates to “Lingqu amazing dragon.” Testing of the fossils indicated that they were from 174 million years ago, putting them in the Middle Jurassic. The find proves that diplodocids did exist in what is now eastern Asia, during the time before Pangaea broke apart. That means they had to have arrived at least 15 million years earlier than previously thought. Giant dinosaur bones get paleontologists rethinking Triassic period More information: Xing Xu et al. A new Middle Jurassic diplodocoid suggests an earlier dispersal and diversification of sauropod dinosaurs, Nature Communications (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05128-1AbstractThe fragmentation of the supercontinent Pangaea has been suggested to have had a profound impact on Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrate distributions. One current paradigm is that geographic isolation produced an endemic biota in East Asia during the Jurassic, while simultaneously preventing diplodocoid sauropod dinosaurs and several other tetrapod groups from reaching this region. Here we report the discovery of the earliest diplodocoid, and the first from East Asia, to our knowledge, based on fossil material comprising multiple individuals and most parts of the skeleton of an early Middle Jurassic dicraeosaurid. The new discovery challenges conventional biogeographical ideas, and suggests that dispersal into East Asia occurred much earlier than expected. Moreover, the age of this new taxon indicates that many advanced sauropod lineages originated at least 15 million years earlier than previously realised, achieving a global distribution while Pangaea was still a coherent landmass. An artist’s rendering of Lingwulong shenqi Credit: Zhang Zongda One of the four quarries producing Lingwulong fossils Credit: Xu Xing 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. A team of researchers from China and the U.K. has unearthed the remains of the earliest diplodocoid ever found in eastern Asia. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the group describes the place where the fossil was found and what the find revealed about the history of the large dinosaurs.center_img © 2018 Phys.org Two technicians measuring a large in situ shoulder bone of Lingwulong shenqi Credit: Xu Xing Journal information: Nature Communications Citation: ‘Amazing Dragon’ unearthed in China pushes back date of earliest sauropods in Asia (2018, July 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-amazing-dragon-unearthed-china-date.html The researchers report that when alive, the dinosaur would have been approximately 15 meters long—making it smaller than others of the same period found in other places. It would also have had the characteristic long neck and very long, whip-like tail. They suggest their finding will force a rethink of the history of sauropods, most particularly diplodocids. They also suggest the timing of the breakup of Pangaea played a bigger role in the evolution of sauropods than has been thought. They note that their find suggests the possibility of other sauropods living in the same vicinity prior to the breakup of the supercontinent. Explore further Lingwulong skeletal silhouette showing preserved bones Credit: Shi Aijuanlast_img read more

In step with Mother Earth

first_imgTheme of her dance was Bhumi – the four pillars of mother nature which she performed on Indian classical music. The background score for the show was done by musician Jayant Luthra.Prema took three years to script Bhumi, while she acquired perfection through Natya Nectar. Her dance was devoted to spirituality and mother nature. The dance basically portrays the four elements of nature – air, water, earth and fire which are basics to sustain human life. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘I feel as though I am an instrument and dance is being channelised through my body. I see dance as service to the divine, a language to express my truths and love for God and his creations. Dance is my voice in this lifetime,’ said Prema. She hopes to match in her endeavour, to take productions like the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and Bhumi to a global audience.As she aspires to the electric stage presence, grace, precision and exquisite choreography skilled through Natya Nectar. The classically trained Kathak dancer, acrobatic aerialist and yoga teacher trains her dancers from a perspective of prayer and meditation.Her production Natya Nectar Dance Company blends classical Indian dance forms with acro yoga and aerial aasanas.Bhumi is a collaborative experience which weaved together fashion and Indian classical dance. Prema adds ‘Being my choreographic debut production, it is very close to my heart.’last_img read more

Passengers on Puribound train fall ill after eating stale food

first_imgKolkata: Fourteen passengers of Howrah Jan Satabdi Puri Express fell sick after consuming the food supplied to them on train.The Railways has ordered an inquiry into the incident. The passengers took the food at Bhubaneshwar station. Shortly after the train left, the victims complained of nausea and acute stomach ache. Many also complained of sweating along with diarrhoea. The fellow passengers tried to treat them and finally contacted senior railway officials. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThey felt nervous as no railway doctor was available on board. When the train reached Kharagpur, the victims were taken to the Railway Hospital where they were treated.Senior railway officials said they will try to find out whether the ailment was because of the food supplied by the railways or they had taken something that were available on the station. They assured that those guilty will be pulled up.The passengers alleged that stale food was supplied and despite being pointed out to the catering firm, those serving food refused to replace. They further alleged that the quality of food has gone down and no hygiene is maintained. However, the condition of the victims are stable after treatment.last_img read more

Man beaten to death while dissuading grandsons from fighting

first_imgKolkata: A 54-year-old man from Malda died at a hospital after he was beaten up by his two grandsons who were fighting with each other over some dispute.It was learnt from police sources that the victim, Yusuf Ali (54), had received injuries on his head when he tried to dissuade his two grandsons from fighting. The victim was a resident of Jadupur area under English Bazar police station in Malda. On Sunday morning, the two youths got involved in a heated altercation over some family dispute. A scuffle soon broke out between the two. The incident occurred at the courtyard when the victim was taking rest inside the house. On hearing the quarrel, he rushed to the spot and tried to calm them. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeDuring the scuffle, the victim was beaten up and he received fatal injuries on his head. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in a serious condition. He was put under observation and in the afternoon, the victim succumbed to his injuries. The incident triggered tension among the locals. The body has been sent for an autopsy. After being informed police reached the spot and detained the youths for interrogation. A detailed probe has been initiated. The other family members of the victim and some locals are also being interrogated in this connection. A specific complaint was also lodged at the local police station in this regard.last_img read more

April 4 2002 This series of photos depict the rec

first_imgApril 4, 2002 This series of photosdepict the recent mammoth pour. Our construction team poured 112 tonsof concrete, which came to about 58 cubic yards delivered in 6 trucks.Remember this shot from the posting on March 26? This is the secondfloor of Unit 6 and 7 of the East Crescent showing the rebar cage before the pour.[Photo: David Tollas &text: Sue Anaya] On the morning of thepour construction manager Spencer Marrese-Atom is talkingthrough the expected chain of events with his crew in the classroom.[Photo: Ray Lam & text: SA] The first concretetruck is pulling up to the boom pump. [Photo & text: SA] Volunteer AndyBradshaw is stuffing a test cylinder with a sample from the first batchof concrete. The tubes are sent to a lab for compression strength.[Photo & text: SA] Workshopper SorenManillen is wetting down the forms before the pour. [Photo & text: SA] The pour starts atthe southwest corner of unit 6. [Photo: RL & text: SA] Constructionsupervisor Ray Shong is guiding the vibrating screed while Scott Reillyis smoothing out the surface with a giant bullfloat. [Photo: RL & text:SA] The pour in progress.[Photo: RL & text: SA] A view from the 3rdfloor of the 5th unit of the progress of the pour. [Photo: RL & text:SA] Our welding man RonChandler is guiding the pump hose. [Photo: Nadia Begin & text: SA] A view from thesky-suite onto the almost completed pour. [Photo: Nadia Begin & text:SA] With the pourcomplete there is still a lot of detail work to be done. [Photo & text:SA] Volunteer JunkoKobayashi is doing some of the edgework. Junko has gone back to Japan.[Photo & text: SA] Monster pourcomplete.last_img read more