FD Early Intervention Webinar: When Play is More than Just “Playing”: Delivering Intentional Instruction through Daily Interactions

first_imgDate:  October 19, 2017Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Location: When Play is More than Just “Playing”: Delivering Intentional Instruction through Daily InteractionsCover image July 18 (5) by Jessica Lucia licensed Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.We often say, “play is the work of the child.” But do we really believe in the power of play and its impact on a child’s development and learning trajectory? In this age of accountability, it’s easy to lose sight of what matters most, and begin to value formal instructional approaches and the teaching of isolated skills. This webinar will provide research on the efficacy of creating embedded learning opportunities and the importance of being a good play partner. Recommended practices for supporting the whole child, and strategies on how to be good play partner, even for those “hard to reach” children, will be provided.  Plan to join us on October 19, 2017!Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak is a {r}evolutionary speaker, researcher, and play advocate. Through podcasts, blogs, free resources, and trainings, Kristie inspires and supports early educators in {r}evolutionizing their teaching. Kristie spent 16 years, as faculty, at Kent State University and now trains and coaches early educators worldwide. Kristie is a Past President of the Division for Early Childhood and works with intentness and determination to sort through the clutter and chaos to join seemingly disparate ideas. She also aims to celebrate differences and shared attributes to achieve solutions. You can access her latest solutions at her website.The MFLN FD Early Intervention team offers continuing education credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

Palma, Phillips pick up lessons after loss to Japan squad

first_imgSEAG booters miss out on semis berth Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Rem Palma over Miku Taniuchi. PSL PHOTOMJ Phillips and Remy Palma, who are hoping to contribute to the training of the national team currently fine-tuning its game in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Super Cup, are getting acquainted with top-notch volleyball competition.Despite dropping a lopsided match against Japan collegiate champion team University of Tsukuba, 25-10, 25-16, 25-16, on Thursday evening, the leaders of PSL Shine said it’s all worth it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rice industry paralysis “It’s great to see that [type of competition], we are just going to improve seeing that every time,” said Phillips, the main open spiker for Sta. Lucia Realty.Palma, Petron’s feisty middle blocker, was also in awe of the speed and power of University of Tsukuba, which has now strung up two straight wins in the weeklong meet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“They can be overwhelming,” Palma said in Filipino. “If you’re not alert, if you’re not focused, you will get lost because they move so fast specially in transition.”PSL Shine dropped to 0-2 in the pocket tournament but the team is glad to participate in a contest that helps sharpen the national team for the SEA Games. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? View comments Priority legislation in the 18th Congress PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue “Anyway we can help [national team training], like, obviously we would do it,” Phillips said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicslast_img read more


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Brazil Clears Shell’s USD 70bn Buy of BG Group

first_imgzoom Brazilian competition authority Cade has given approval to Royal Dutch Shell to proceed with the planned USD 70 billion acquisition of BG Group.Cade’s decision to grant Shell the approval for the buy without any restrictions was gazetted on Wednesday.The authority decided that the transaction will not negatively affect competitiveness in Brazil’s oil and gas industry as the combined company will have a smaller share of the market compared to other industry players.Cade’s approval will become official following a 15-day period granted for appeals.Back in June, Shell received approval for the deal from US competition authorities.Shell and BG Group agreed on a GBP 47 billion (USD 70 bn) cash and share offer to be made by Shell for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of the British oil and gas company back in April.Shell expects the deal to accelerate its growth strategy in global LNG and deep water, as well as to add some 25% to its oil and gas reserves and 20% to production, each on a 2014 basis.The Anglo-Dutch company also expects the tie-up to position the company better in new oil and gas projects, particularly in Australia LNG and Brazil deep water.This combination will create the world’s largest LNG producer.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Le Canada et la NouvelleÉcosse signent un nouvel accord en matière dimmigration

first_img L’accord officialise et intensifie la relation de collaboration qui existe déjà entre les gouvernements du Canada et de la Nouvelle-Écosse en matière d’immigration, y compris en ce qui a trait à la prestation de services d’établissement et d’intégration. Il reconnaît aussi l’importance de faire participer les intervenants de la collectivité, comme les fournisseurs de services, les municipalités et le secteur privé, à l’accueil des nouveaux arrivants. La venue d’un nombre accru d’immigrants en Nouvelle-Écosse contribuera à contrer la diminution de la population des collectivités et à permettre aux entreprises de la province de trouver des travailleurs qualifiés pour répondre à leurs besoins en main-d’oeuvre. Pour obtenir une copie électronique des accords signés aujourd’hui, veuillez consulter le site Web www.cic.gc.ca ou www.novascotiaimmigration.com . La signature d’un nouvel accord en matière d’immigration entre le gouvernement fédéral et le gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse permettra à la province d’attirer un nombre accru de travailleurs étrangers qualifiés. Au cours d’une cérémonie qui a eu lieu aujourd’hui 19 septembre, au Quai 21, Diane Finley, ministre de la Citoyenneté et de l’Immigration, et Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, ministre de l’Immigration de la Nouvelle-Écosse, ont signé le tout premier accord de coopération en matière d’immigration entre le Canada et la Nouvelle-Écosse, qui prévoit notamment le renouvellement du Programme des candidats de la province. « Le gouvernement du Canada est fier de prendre cet engagement à long terme envers la Nouvelle-Écosse, a déclaré la ministre Finley. Nous voulons favoriser le développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse en y attirant de nouveaux immigrants. L’accord d’aujourd’hui aidera la Nouvelle-Écosse à profiter des avantages de l’immigration canadienne et permettra à nos programmes conjoints en matière d’immigration de mieux répondre aux besoins uniques de la Nouvelle-Écosse. » « Cet accord de coopération s’appuie sur les bons rapports que nous avions déjà avec les autorités fédérales de l’immigration, a affirmé Mme Bolivar-Getson. La modification du Programme des candidats de la province, notamment pour éliminer le plafond imposé au nombre de candidats, et la facilitation et l’accélération de l’entrée des travailleurs étrangers temporaires en Nouvelle-Écosse, ne sont que quelques-unes des mesures qui rendront notre province plus attrayante pour les immigrants, et qui aideront les entreprises de la Nouvelle-Écosse à répondre à leurs besoins en main-d’oeuvre. » Le Programme des candidats de la province permet à la Nouvelle-Écosse de désigner des personnes qu’elle aimerait voir acceptées au Canada dans plusieurs catégories d’immigration, y compris celles des travailleurs qualifiés, des travailleurs en entreprise familiale, des candidats reconnus par la communauté et des diplômés internationaux. Le nouvel accord permettra : au Canada et à la Nouvelle-Écosse de mieux collaborer pour favoriser la mise en œuvre à l’étranger d’initiatives de promotion de l’immigration ainsi que la venue de travailleurs étrangers temporaires et d’étudiants dans la province; à la Nouvelle-Écosse de désigner davantage d’immigrants possédant les compétences dont elle a besoin, afin que les demandes soient traitées plus rapidement par le gouvernement fédéral; à la Nouvelle-Écosse de répondre à des besoins sociaux, démographiques, économiques et de main-d’oeuvre particuliers; à la Nouvelle-Écosse et au Canada d’échanger de l’information et, ensemble, d’élaborer et de mettre en oeuvre des stratégies, notamment en ce qui concerne la reconnaissance des titres de compétences, pour favoriser l’intégration des immigrants au marché du travail.last_img read more

Rebecca Romijn To Attend StarStudded Baby Ball Gala

first_imgAdoptTogether, the largest non-profit, crowd funding platform that bridges the gap between families who wants to adopt and the children who need loving homes hosts their second annual Baby Ball Gala in celebration of World Adoption Day on Friday, November 11.Baby BallHeld at the exclusive members-only collaborative working space, NeueHouse Hollywood, this year’s charity event will feature a silent auction, a DJ and live performance, and four carnival-esque games where guests will be able to enter for a chance to win prizes.In celebration of the evening, Baby Ball will rejoice World Adoption Day 2016 and commemorate the lives that have been changed and the families that have been created.Among the guests expected to attend are Rebecca Romijn (“The Librarians”), Eric Dane (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Rebecca Gayheart (“Grey Lady”), Lindsay Price (“Castle”), Curtis Stone (Celebrity Chef), Jessica Stam (Model), Jenna Ushkowitz (“Glee”) and many more to be announcedWHEN: Friday, November 11, 20168:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.WHERE: NeueHouse Hollywood 6121 Sunset BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90028Tickets can be found here.last_img read more

Minister Teaching Foreign Languages Will Not Negatively Impact Arabic

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of National Education and Vocational Training Rashid Belmokhtar said in a press interview that teaching students foreign languages will not have any negative impact on the status of the Arabic language in the national education system.While stressing the need for development in foreign language instruction, the minister explained that it does not mean marginalizing the Arabic language.He said that the Arabic language has its own privileged position as a constitutional language that no other language can compete with. Belmoktar added that a study conducted by his ministry recently revealed that students’ generally exhibit a subpar command of the Arabic language.“In Morocco, a study in this area had never been done until this last year,” the minister said. “We did this study to understand why [students’ mastery of] the Arabic language is so low.”The minister went on to explain that there is a difference between teaching Arabic and using it as a language of teaching.“We don’t make a clear cut difference between these two objectives,” Belmokhtar said, “and here we make a mistake.”The minister called for a new model for teaching Arabic effectively in a way that would both help students perfect the language technically and teach them to use it communicatively. read more

WestJet Swoop still headed for June takeoff despite issues with pilot union

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines says it’s still on course to launch its new Swoop ultra-low-cost carrier despite unresolved bargaining issues with the Air Line Pilots Association, as the two sides negotiate a first contract.The Canada Industrial Relations Board recently ordered WestJet to withdraw a new policy of offering its pilots a two-year leave of absence if they go to fly for Swoop.The ALPA complained that the policy, posted by WestJet on Jan. 31, was a significant change in the company’s terms of employment and an interference with the union’s right to represent the pilots.A CIRB ruling dated March 2 and announced on Tuesday agreed that the policy could pose “substantial irreparable harm to the union” and noted that the alleged violation came during “the sensitive period of collective bargaining.”It also said its order revoking the leave policy would remain in place until either a related complaint of unfair labour practices was dealt with by the board, or a collective agreement is reached.A WestJet representative decline to be interviewed on the CIRB’s decision but said in an email that the launch of Swoop is on track for its first flight in June.“WestJet remains committed to engaging in constructive dialogue with ALPA and we are optimistic we will come to a fair and reasonable agreement,” the company said Wednesday.The ALPA represents about 1,500 pilots at WestJet’s main service and 500 at its WestJet Encore regional service.WestJet is aiming to launch Swoop with three aircraft in June and grow to six by September.By the spring of next year, Swoop would have 10 planes and eventually reach 30 to 40 aircraft on domestic and international flights.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA) read more

TNA refutes Wigneswarans charge on right to self determination

Refuting this contention the party’s leaders said that the manifesto for the August 2015 parliamentary elections had clearly stated self determination as a goal. The 2015 manifesto said: “The Tamil People are entitled to the right to self-determination in keeping with United Nations International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, both of which Sri Lanka has accepted and acceded to.”“Power sharing arrangements must continue to be established as it existed earlier in a unit of a merged Northern and Eastern Provinces based on a Federal structure.” “The 2015 manifesto has more to say on self-determination,” TNA spokesman, M.A.Sumanthiran told Express. It demanded “devolution of power on the basis of shared sovereignty shall be over land, law and order, enforcement of the law so as to ensure the safety and security of the Tamil People, socio-economic development including inter-alia health, education, higher and vocational education, agriculture, fisheries, industries, livestock development, cultural affairs, mustering of resources, both domestic and foreign and fiscal powers.”The manifesto for the 2013 NPC elections had said: “The Tamil People are entitled to the right to self-determination. Power sharing arrangements must be established in a unit of a merged Northern and Eastern Provinces based on a Federal structure.”Further, “devolution of power on the basis of shared sovereignty shall necessarily be over land, law and order, socio-economic development including health and education, resources and fiscal powers.” (Colombo Gazette) The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has refuted Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran’s contention that it has reneged in its commitment to secure for the Tamils of Sri Lanka the right to self determination, the New Indian Express reported.Wigneswaran had told TNA members in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) earlier this week, that the TNA had pledged itself to securing for the Tamils self determination in its manifesto for the 2013 NPC elections, but it had not mentioned it in its manifesto for the August 2015 Lankan parliamentary elections. He was insinuating that the TNA’s leadership had struck a cozy relationship with the Sinhalese leaders in Colombo to the detriment of the Tamils. read more

Nova Scotia virtually nonexistent among some global business people report

HALIFAX – A report commissioned by the Nova Scotia government says awareness of the province among some global business people is “virtually non-existent.”It says many business people found that their interactions with global business partners almost always necessitated an explanation of where Nova Scotia is and why they were doing business in the province.Quoting an interviewee, the report says: “I think the overwhelming phrase is ‘Where is it?’ and ‘What are they doing up there other than fishing?’ “The report was commissioned by Communications Nova Scotia for Nova Scotia Business Inc. and obtained by The Canadian Press through access to information legislation.It says the province often does not pass an initial “on paper” evaluation, especially for site selectors, that includes factors like market size, infrastructure and taxes.But the report also says business people believe Nova Scotia has great potential, with an almost unwavering belief in the success of the businesses that have found their way to the province.Laurel Broten, president and CEO of the arms-length Crown corporation Nova Scotia Business Inc., said the report’s findings were not surprising.“Is it tough to understand and accept some of the findings where it shows how much work we have ahead of us to put Nova Scotia on a global map? Of course it is,” Broten said in a recent interview. “But it motivates us to drive the successes that we have.”Broten said Nova Scotia has many exportable products that are marketed on a global scale, such as seafood, but international businesses don’t always know that the product came from Nova Scotia.The business development agency is trying to boost awareness of the province by talking to those businesses and site selectors directly, she said.While Nova Scotia doesn’t pass the paper evaluation used by site selectors, Broten said her team tries to highlight the region’s other advantages, such as Halifax’s international shipping port, the high quality of life and collaboration among key business leaders in the small province.“We have to work hard to make sure we get on the radar screen of decision makers,” said Broten.“When we get a chance to talk to them about everything that we have and some of the facts and figures about what businesses have set up in Nova Scotia … it’s the type of effort that has secured investments in the past.”She pointed to the Royal Bank of Canada’s decision earlier this year to open a financial services centre in Halifax, which will create up to 500 new jobs over 10 years. Nova Scotia Business Inc. is giving RBC up to $22 million in payroll rebates to open the centre.Broten said the report, which cost $36,800, helped form the agency’s business plan for 2015, which includes a focus on exports.“That’s how we will drive our economy,” Broten said of exporting. “We’re seeking to sell to the world products and services that have a competitive advantage, a uniqueness to them, so that they are globally competitive.”The importance of boosting exports is echoed in a major economic development report accepted by the provincial government last year.Among other things, the report co-authored by Acadia University president Ray Ivany said the province should double the number of companies who export by 2024.The report done for Nova Scotia Business Inc. in April 2014 is based on 19 interviews that were conducted by K2 Discovery Inc. with business people in Canada, the United States and Europe, including Canadian and U.S. site selectors.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter. by Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 1, 2015 12:00 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Nova Scotia ‘virtually non-existent’ among some global business people: report read more

Ohio State names new spirit squad head coach months after former was

The OSU athletic department named Ben Schreiber as the school’s spirit head coach April 7.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsThe Ohio State spirit squad has a new head coach — and he’s a former Buckeye.More than four months after former head cheerleading coach Lenee Buchman — who had been in the position since July 2009 — was terminated “for cause” following a sexual harassment investigation involving her assistant coaches and athletes, OSU announced Ben Schreiber as the squad’s new head coach in a press release Monday.Schreiber, who cheered at OSU from 2004-07, replaces interim coach Steve Chorba, who took over for Buchman Nov. 25, the day she was fired.“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to my alma mater and be at the helm of the spirit program, specifically as the head cheerleading coach,” Schreiber said in a released statement. “I look forward to working with each student-athlete and helping them achieve their goals and dreams as I am blessed to live out my own.”Schreiber spent the past five years as the head cheerleading coach and fitness coordinator at the University of Delaware.Schreiber led the Blue Hens to the 2014 UCA Division I Large Coed National Championship, while the team finished as national runners-up from 2010-13, according to the release. He said he looks to establish that kind of success at OSU.“My desire is to continue to build on the traditions of the program and develop new, cutting-edge concepts to help distinguish this program from others,” Schreiber said.Schreiber is set to earn a base salary of $43,000, OSU spokesman Adam Widman told The Lantern in an email. Chorba earned $37,000 as interim head coach, while Buchman earned $43,003 after receiving a raise Aug. 23.After becoming the spirit coordinator at Delaware in 2011, Schreiber expanded the cheer program by adding an all-female team, according to the release. In that role, he also oversaw the cheer and dance programs and took on marketing responsibilities for the athletics and recreation services department.“Ben has all the qualities we were looking for in our next head coach,” Martin Jarmond, OSU executive associate athletics director for administration and the cheer program’s administrator, said in the release. “His experience and success as a head coach and his passion for Ohio State and developing student-athletes holistically make him a perfect fit to lead our spirit program.”Widman said aside from hiring Schreiber, decisions on what the rest of the cheer staff will look like — including whether or not Chorba is to be retained — are forthcoming.“Our spirit squad coaches do not have employment contracts and no staff decisions have been made at this point,” Widman wrote in the email.Schreiber’s predecessor, Chorba, was appointed to interim head coach from assistant cheerleading coach after Buchman was found to have demonstrated a lack of “leadership and courage” by OSU Director of Athletics and Vice President Gene Smith while she was coach of the squad.In an email obtained by The Lantern, Smith told Buchman she was terminated for “several serious lapses of judgment and leadership.” An October report by the OSU Office of Human Resources found those lapses occurred after former cheerleader Cody Ellis’ attorney said he was kicked off the team by Buchman for reporting he was sexually harassed by two former coaches, Dana Bumbrey and Eddie Hollins.Bumbrey and Hollins were terminated in May following an OSU investigation, which found “sufficient evidence” both had violated the school’s Sexual Harassment Policy. That policy defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome sexual advances” and “requests for sexual favors,” among other things.Although he was terminated in May, Bumbrey hosted a cheer camp in August that Buchman took her team to participate in — more than two months after he was let go.“Though I know that the camp was not run by Ohio State, you took our students and brand there with you,” Smith said in the email to Buchman. “All the while, you knew the nature of the behavior Mr. Bumbrey had been engaged in, that Ohio State dismissed him just a few months earlier and that the university had emphatically chosen to disassociate itself from him and his damaging behavior.”The report also found that even though Hollins showed up uninvited to a practice Sept. 9, Buchman did not tell him to leave.“When an assistant that had been fired for sexual harassment shows up at a team practice, it is obvious what is expected of a head coach,” Smith wrote in the email.In an interview with The Lantern Jan. 29, Smith did not offer any further explanation for the investigation or events that transpired after it when asked.“I’m not going to get into a personnel issue,” Smith said. “It was a personnel issue, there are legal issues around it, so I’m not discussing it.” read more

British MPs call for Asma alAssad to lose citizenship

first_imgBritish MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship The British-born woman married Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2000. Apr 17th 2017, 5:10 PM Share Tweet Email Monday 17 Apr 2017, 5:10 PM 29,253 Views http://jrnl.ie/3344410 By AFP 42 Comments Short URL THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS in the UK are calling on the government to strip Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s wife of her British citizenship.The party’s foreign affairs spokesman, MP Tom Brake has accused Asma al-Assad of using her international profile to defend “a barbarous regime”.“(Foreign Secretary) Boris Johnson has urged other countries to do more about Syria, but the British government could say to Asma Al-Assad — either stop using your position to defend barbaric acts, or be stripped of your citizenship,” Brake said.The 41-year-old who was born in London is believed to hold joint British-Syrian nationality.The couple married in 200o shortly after he assumed the country’s leadership. The pair met at a party hosted by the British Syrian community in London. Queen Elizabeth II receives Asma Al-Assad and the President of Syria Mr Bashar Al-Assad at Buckingham Palace. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesAsma has appeared with her husband in rare public appearances, and posted a number of photos with supporters on the presidency’s Instagram account.Brake’s comments echoed those of MP Nadhim Zahawi, from the ruling Conservative Party.“The time has come where we go after (Bashar) Assad in every which way, including people like Mrs Assad, who is very much part of the propaganda machine that is committing war crimes,” he was quoted in the Sunday Times newspaper as saying. Source: ABACA/PA Images“If Asma continues defending the Assad regime’s murderous actions, the onus will be on the UK Government to deprive her of her citizenship or demonstrate that her actions are not seriously prejudicial to the vital interests of the United Kingdom,” said Brake.He is due to write to Home Secretary Amber Rudd outlining the view of the Liberal Democrats, which holds nine seats in British parliament.The Home Office would not comment on whether the government would take action against Assad, who previously worked as an analyst for Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. Asma El Assad in Paris in 2010. Source: ABACA/PA Images“The Government takes its duty to protect the British public exceptionally seriously.“We cannot discuss individual cases but the Home Secretary can deprive individuals of their citizenship where it is conducive to the public good to do so,” a spokesman told AFP.- © AFP 2017Read: 17-year-old girl killed by shark off Australian coast>Read: Gap between teachers’ pay is affecting staff morale – union survey> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Greek Australian man rushes to neighbours house to put out blaze

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A South Australian family lost their home in a blaze, but feel indebted to their Greek Australian neighbour who fearlessly rushed to the flames.Kostas Stefanidis saw smoke coming from his neighbours’ house at 2am on Saturday. He immediately rushed to the scene with a hose and began to fight with the flames until firefighters arrived to the scene.Despite efforts by 30 firefighters, the house was swallowed by  the blaze, resulting in damages worth $350,000, however Mr Stefanidis’ speedy reaction was helpful and ensured that authorities were alerted as soon as possible.“I have known the owners since I was a small child, and I considered it my obligation to help,” Mr Stefanidis said.The family were lucky to not be at home when the fire started. The cause of the blaze is still unknown.last_img read more

Doctor Who New Years Day Special Team TARDIS Save the World Again

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster “Here’s a New Year message for you to send: Earth is protected by me and my mates, this year and every other.”Happy New Who Year!After ringing in 2019 with good friends and great food, I spent much of Jan. 1 in my pajamas, washing dishes, catching up on Blindspot, and dreading the return of the Daleks in Doctor Who‘s New Year’s Day special.Boy, was I pleasantly surprised.“Resolution”—a reference to the episode’s move from Christmas to New Year’s—is one of this series’ best installments. (Despite once again neglecting Yaz. But I’ll get to that later.)They meet again (via BBC)Showrunner Chris Chibnall lived up to his promise to feature all-new monsters for Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker’s debut season. But the head writer went back to basics in 2019 with this sort-of Dalek origin story.Fresh off their 19th consecutive New Year’s celebration, the Doctor, Yaz, Ryan, and Graham respond to a centuries-old evil stirring on Earth: The Daleks.Previously defeated and divided into three pieces, buried on opposite ends of the globe to be forever guarded (“as a precaution”), the alien’s naked body is accidentally resurrected by a couple of puppy-love archeologists in Sheffield, England.Stupid enough to touch the squid-like creature she finds scaling sewer walls near the dig site, excavator Lin (Charlotte Ritchie, a dead-ringer for Class star Sophie Hopkins) gets what she deserves: a parasitic squatter using her body as a vehicle to end the human race.The not-quite next-generation Dalek—which first appears in all its “junkyard chic” glory 42 minutes into an hour-long episode—reunites with its greatest foe, the Doctor.Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor uses her voice for good (via BBC)The famous (i.e. exhausted) villain first appeared in 1963 Doctor Who serial “The Daleks.”Inspired by IRL Nazis, the fictional characters are violent, merciless, and pitiless cyborg aliens, hell bent on conformity to their will, the conquest of the universe, and extermination of “inferior races”—particularly Time Lords.Droning voices and silly aesthetics aside, Daleks are (for some reason) the show’s most popular adversary, returning to battle every incarnation of the Doctor (bar Paul McGann’s TV-movie Eighth Doctor).If nothing else, the return of the evil pepperpots allowed Whittaker to really shine: Facing a 55-year-old enemy brought out her wit, cunning, compassion, and a level of gravitas missing from most of this series.“I was reminded of the 2005 highlight Dalek from writer Robert Shearman,” The Guardian‘s Dan Martin wrote of this one-off brute. “The way that episode hammered home the danger and menace and unadulterated hatred within a single Dalek made Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor, just as this did for Jodie Whittaker.”And probably will for all future iterations of the time-and-space-traveling Gallifreyan.“No matter how many times you try, no matter how long you wait,” the Doctor warns, “I’ll always be in your way, backed up by the best of humanity.”(Are we calling Ryan’s dad “the best of humanity” now?)Say goodbye to the TARDIS until “early 2020” (via BBC)I hope Chibnall’s New Year’s resolution is to shine a light on the criminally underused Mandip Gill—a rising star whose Yaz has, so far, served mostly as the Doctor’s PA.It’s not enough to cast the first female Doctor and a diverse set of companions. Fingers crossed PC Khan gets more lines—and more storylines—next time.As Doctor Who season 11 came to a close this month, the BBC announced that series 12 will follow in “early 2020.” The whole gang is set to return, including Chibnall, Whittaker, and companions Mandip Gill (Yaz), Tosin Cole (Ryan), and Bradley Walsh (Graham).In the meantime, satisfy your cravings with three Thirteenth Doctor novels, as well as Titan’s Thirteenth Doctor #1 comic, written by Jody Houser with art by Rachael Stott and Enrica Eren Angiolini.Missed Doctor Who episode 10? Check out our recap of season finale “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos.”Doctor Who glossary (for all your British-to-American English needs):Zed: The letter “Z” Stay on targetlast_img read more

Emiliano Salas eerie Whatsapp message before the crash

first_imgAfter more than a day of searching for Emiliano Sala’s plane on the sea between France and the United Kingdom, a Whatsapp message has emerged.The hopes of finding Emiliano Sala alive are slimmer by the minute, the Argentine player who had just made his transfer from Nantes to Cardiff City left an ominous Whatsapp voice message that was recovered by Diario Ole from Argentina.The player is heard relatively relaxed about an hour and a half before the plane was reported missing, in the voice message Sala mentions that he is scared for how difficult the flight is for him as the plane feels like is “falling to pieces”.The missing player was about to start a new chapter of his career in English football, but it was put on hold for this horrible accident.Every single search party that has been set to look for the player and the rest of the crew in the single-engined Piper Malibu aircraft has been detained by the bad weather, plus the fight against time as the daylight in that area of the globe tends to last for only a few hours.The player’s family is already expecting the worse, but everybody refuses to give up hope still as they wish they can find him still alive.⚠ El audio que les mandó Sala a sus amigos ya subido al avión pic.twitter.com/743JK9POpr— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) January 22, 2019The Whatsapp voice message was shared by Argentine Diario Ole this Wednesday, it was recovered from one of his friends in a group they both share and the news outlet was slick enough to get a hold of the document.Out of respect for the family, the audio was not revealed but the transcript was shared with the media and reproduced in its entirety.Emiliano Sala is 28 years old at the moment, we are all still wishing for him to be found unharmed but there comes a time in these types of situations when one has to be realistic.“Hello my brothers, how are you? Boy I’m tired,” he says in his message.“I was here in Nantes taking care of things, things, things, things, things. And it never stops, it never stops. Anyway guys I’m up in this plane and it feels like its falling to pieces. and I’m going to Cardiff, crazy, and we start tomorrow.”AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“Training in the afternoon guys, with my new club. Let’s see what happens. So how’s it all going with you boys, all good? If in an hour and a half you haven’t heard from me, I don’t know if they are going to send someone to look for me because they won’t find me, but you will know. Man, I’m scared!” said the ominous message.Argentine outlet Olé has leaked the alleged final WhatsApp audio message sent by Emiliano Sala to what appears to be a group chat with friends from Argentina: “How are you doing you crazy people? – you can hear the plane’s propeller in the background https://t.co/k7G2ulW4mR— Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 22, 2019Emiliano Rail Sala Taffarel was born in Cululu, Santa Fe, Argentina on October 31, 1990. He grew up in Club Atletico San Martin’s youth academy before moving to France where he made a career in the second and first divisions of the country, he is a centre-forward with a natural skill to score goals from inside the box.During his time in France, Sala played his better years at Nantes where he developed more like a football player and eventually got the attention of Cardiff City during the last winter transfer window.The hope that Emiliano had with this new step on his career was to possibly reach the National Team through hard work and dedication, something that has apparently been left on hold for the moment.Several public demonstrations from the world of football have been shared in support of Sala and his family, the player was transferred from Nantes for a reported €17 million and was expected to start training earlier this Wednesday.We all pray for Emiliano Sala, where ever he is, and we also pray so his family can find peace during this difficult time.En la fría noche de Nantes, los hinchas cantan y hacen fuerza por Emiliano Sala con un solo deseo: que aparezca con vida. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/yHrb2vcRaD— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) January 22, 2019What do you think about the message that Emiliano Sala left just moments before his plane was reported missing? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Army Secretary Optimistic Service Will Achieve its LongTerm Recruiting Goals

first_img ADC AUTHOR Army Secretary Mark Esper remains confident the service will meet its goal for about 500,000 active-duty soldiers and about 500,000 more in National Guard and Army Reserves, Army Times reported Thursday.In 2018 the Army had flatline recruiting results, closing out the year with no end strength gains.Esper said service leaders believe they will reach their long-term growth target, and it could possibly go higher.“I can’t tell you what the Army end strength will be. I know it has to be above 500,000.  I know it has to be above 500,000 in the regular Army – and I’ve always said associated growth in the Guard and Reserve, he said.  “But our war games could come out and tell us – in two years, or a year and a half – that we really need 504,000. Or it could come out and tell us that we need 540,000,” he added.Esper’s Army Vision statement proposes 500,000 in end strength in 2028, but past interviews, testimony and documents detail the growth plan for 483,500 at the start of 2019, with another 4,000 added yearly until the end of 2022.The Army’s 2018 recruiting included a shortfall of 6,500 recruits, while another 1,000 soldiers separated, ending the year even at about 476,000. DOD photo by Edward Lopezlast_img read more

Alia Bhatt talks about her Roka Is wedding with Ranbir Kapoor happening

first_imgAlia Bhatt and Ranbir KapoorVarinder ChawlaRumours of the impending wedding of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been gathering steam consistently, with the year 2020 set for the union. The two forms one of the most stylish and successful couples of Bollywood and are much loved by fans. This, even before their first movie together, Brahmastra, releases in theatres.This is the first time that both Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been open about any of their relationships. In an interview to a film magazine, Alia Bhatt even spoke about her wedding to Ranbir Kapoor. When she was asked about her Roka ceremony to be held in April 2019, Alia Bhatt chose to humour it. “The only ‘Roka’ I’m going to is the restaurant in London,” she said, adding, “There’s no roka happening for me….”Alia Bhatt also revealed that she liked Ranbir Kapoor the first time she saw him and that he is a “supremely simple person” and a good human being. Recently at the Zee Cine Awards 2019 function in Mumbai, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt set the stage on fire, as they danced to Ishq Wala Love on stage. Their chemistry was there for all to see. It was at these awards again that Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt almost kissed in front of the camera!It was after Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt both won the 2019 Filmfare Award for Best Actor Male and Female respectively that Ranbir’s mother Neetu Kapoor shared a lovely post on Instagram with their picture. Alia Bhatt even commented on the post with hearts. Neetu Kapoor posts on Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor both winning the Filmfare Award 2019.InstagramIt has been speculated whether Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will get married in 2019 or not, as the health of Ranbir’s dad and actor Rishi Kapoor has been a cause for concern. Rishi Kapoor is being treated for an undisclosed disease in New York for a while now, and he too wants to see his son married to Alia Bhatt as soon as his treatment is over.In fact, there was a report that Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have rented an apartment in New York City now. Alia Bhatt visited Ranbir Kapoor in the Big Apple when he was there by his dad’s side in the hospital. This is definitely serious and we are waiting for an announcement from the Kapoors and the Bhatts soon!Meanwhile, watch the moments of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor from the awards show right here!last_img read more

Goldman Sachs to cut 30 investment banking jobs in Asia Report

first_imgGoldman Sachs has joined Barclays to slash investment banking jobs in Asia, citing slowdown in business activity in the region. The American investment bank is planning to cut as many as a third of the 300 jobs in its investment banking operations in Asia, excluding Japan, prompted by a 11 percent fall in investment banking revenues to $1.79 billion in the June quarter. Those working in Singapore, Hong Kong and China are likely to be the most affected.The axe will fall on those working on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and equity and debt capital markets deals, Reuters quoted two sources as saying. The move is part of the overall plan to save about $700 million in job cuts in the wake of a drop in revenue. In January this year, Barclays had said that it would slash about 1,200 jobs in Asia this year in its investment banking division to cut costs and focus more in the US and the UK, the BBC had reported earlier, adding all offices of the bank in Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand will be closed down. However, those working in its offices in India, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and China were not part of the cost-cutting exercise.The agency said that M&A deals have declined 30 percent to $572.9 billion so far in 2016 from $745.7 billion during the corresponding period last year, according to Thomson Reuters data.last_img read more

Right on Cam Newton wrong on the Seahawks and Dolphins

first_imgWhere Colin was wrongToo bullish on the Dolphins – Colin has said he felt the Dolphins were underrated and a playoff contender, but it may be time to rethink that. Yesterday, they got smoked by the Jets, were 0-8 on third down, and couldn’t move the ball. Colin was a little too bullish on the Dolphins. Every week, Colin makes a bunch of predictions. Some hit and some miss. Every Monday, he holds himself accountable in Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrong.Here’s where Colin was on the money, and where he was off the mark after 3 weeks of NFL games, and 4 weeks into the college season.Where Colin was rightCam Newton – Colin has said that Newton’s MVP season was an outlier in an otherwise so-so 6-year career. Since the start of 2016, only Brock Osweiler and Ryan Fitzpatrick have a lower passer rating, and he just threw 3 more picks against the Saints, who aren’t exactly the ’85 Bears. It’s time to admit he’s an unrefined pocket passer, and not on the same level of the game’s elite QB’s.Marcus Williams @Babymagik32 1st career interception off Cam Newton!! pic.twitter.com/Npcvg4zd6K— Eder Sanchez (@EderSanchez) September 24, 2017 Where Colin was rightSteelers are bad on the road – Colin has continually pointed out that the Steelers are a different team at home versus on the road, and yesterday they looked flat, and lost to a bad Bears team. The Steelers are built on emotion and they just can’t get up for road games.Da game winning touchdown by Jordan Howard? #Bears #ChicagoBestSportsMoments pic.twitter.com/ycCQTkUSPn— Chicago Sports (@ChicagoSports1) September 24, 2017Where Colin was wrongJets won’t go 0-16 – Colin predicted the Jets would go 0-16 because they have one of the worst NFL rosters in recent memory, but they managed to beat the Dolphins yesterday. New York is still terrible, but they won’t get shutout.When the defense constantly throws 8 in the box, you MUST take these one-on-one shots downfield. TD Josh McCown to Robby Anderson. #Jets pic.twitter.com/n1MNQm1LzW— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) September 24, 2017Where Colin was rightSEC doesn’t have a clear #2 – Colin has repeatedly said the SEC is a one-team conference with Alabama and no clear second-best team. First, it was LSU and South Carolina, both got drilled. Last week, people said it was Mississippi State, or Vandy, but this week they got thumped. Now it’s Georgia, but for how long?Flea Flicker Jake Fromm Hooks up with Terry Godwin TD @FrommJake to @TerryGodwin_4 pic.twitter.com/Jk4gPgkVyq— UGA (@ugaFBnation) September 24, 2017Where Colin was wrongSeahawks roster is overvalued – Colin was extremely high on Seattle’s roster before the year, but he’s rethinking that. The Seahawks have one of the worst o-line’s in the NFL, no running game, and in yesterday’s loss to Tennessee, their linebackers looked average. Tennessee physically dominated the Seahawks, go check the tape.Mariota gets it to @_RMatthews, and O-line does a great job out in front. Phenomenal effort by Matthews. Titans lead 16-14 #TENvsSEA pic.twitter.com/etStpbMehj— Titans Film Room (@titansfilmroom) September 24, 2017Where Colin was rightOhio State not done yet – Many said Ohio State was done after losing to Oklahoma, but they’ve been fixing their offensive deficiencies during a weak stretch in their schedule, and continue to improve heading into conference play. They get Penn State at home, and have to beat Michigan, but they still control their own playoff destiny if they run the table. Not done yet.last_img read more

Intels Sunny Cove Architecture What You Need to Know

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Intel revealed the direction it’s taking to right the ship after facing crippling delays with its 10 nanometer CPUs.At an Architecture Day event in Santa Clara, company executives spoke about the technique being used to develop future processors. Chief among those is what Intel calls Foveros, a new 3D packaging technology in which processors are stacked on top of each other. The idea is to shorten the distance between electric signals, thereby improving power consumption and performance.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/intel-sunny-cove-10nm-fovero?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Credit: IntelThe technique allows Intel to match different dies — CPUs, GPUs, and Ai processors — to create an efficient system-on-a-chip (SOC). Intel showed off a functioning Foveros chip with a 10nm CPU and an I/O chip, reports our sister site Tom’s Hardware.The most pressing concern for Intel is solving its 10nm nightmare. The company has fumbled for years to produce smaller processing nodes, specifically reducing the current 14nm chipsets down to 10nm. The 10nm chips, codenamed Ice Lake, were scheduled for mass production in 2018, but Intel was forced to delay the release after running into yield issues.To appease the forming mobs, Intel re-released 14nm processors with higher clock speeds, and, therefore, small performance boosts. There now appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Intel introduced a new microarchitecture called Sunny Cove, which is based on a 10nm manufacturing process. The architecture should enable overall performance gains, reduced latency and allow for more processes to be simultaneously executed.Credit: IntelSunny Cove will arrive on Core and Atom processors in the latter half of 2019. Intel hasn’t clarified whether Sunny Cove would first arrive on Ice Lake chips. The company published a new roadmap for its next-generation CPU platforms. Sunny Cove will be followed by Willow Cove, which will debut in 2020 with improved caching and more security features. In 2021, Intel is expected to release a Golden Cove microarchitecture with a focus on performance and AI. Atom CPUs will similarly coincide with microarchitecture releases of Tremont in 2019, Gracemont in 2021 and “Next” Mont in 2023.Intel also showed off a new Gen11 integrated graphics engine that will provide the backbone for upcoming integrated graphics units. According to Tom’s Hardware’s Paul Alcorn, a demo of the 10nm processor using Gen11 graphics ran Tekken 7 “amazingly well.” Along with reducing memory demands, the new architecture will support multiple 4K and 8K video streams and provide up to 30 percent bitrate reduction with hurting image quality compared to the Gen9 microarchitecture. These are the first integrated graphics expected to reach a teraflop of performance, which means you should expect upcoming ultrabooks to run modern games at higher frame rates.Credit: IntelIntel also teased the upcoming Xe architecture that will follow Gen11. It will mark a shift from integrated graphics to the upcoming discrete GPUs that Intel announced earlier this year. Intel is targeting a 2020 release for Xe-based graphics cards.Cover Image: Intellast_img read more