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first_imgBirds are known for their eyesight, not their sense of smell. But the odors they emit may play a key role in helping them land mates, according to a new study. Most bird odors originate from the oils in the preen gland. Birds use their beak to rub preen oil over their feathers while grooming. To study the effects of different odors on mate choice, researchers collected preen-oil samples from 34 dark-eyed juncos, a common North American sparrow. They then put together a profile of odor compounds more typically found in males and those more typically found in females. Researchers assigned a score to birds based on the proportion of compounds in the preen oil. The higher the score, the greater abundance of malelike odor compounds. The high-scoring males produced the greater number of offspring (between six to seven fledglings) compared to the low-scoring males who had no surviving offspring. The study, to be published in the October issue of Animal Behaviour, also found that bird odor was a more reliable predictor of reproductive success than a male’s size or his plumage. Researchers also looked at social reproductive success, or the male’s ability to raise offspring of their own as well as those sired by other males. Good “father” birds tended to have a more malelike odor.last_img read more

first_imgTrump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut his candidacy came to a screeching halt owing to the league’s ruling disallowing players from non-Final Four teams from staking their claim for the MVP plum.The last non-Final Four player to win the highest individual award was St. Benilde’s Jay Sagad in Season 81 back in 2005 after the Blazers finished sixth out of eight teams with their 5-9 record. That instance prompted the NCAA to change its rules and give premium to players who led their team to the Final Four to win the MVP award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPrince Eze may be leading the Most Valuable Player race, but he won’t get the award at the end of the season.The Nigerian big man’s hopes of claiming NCAA Season 93 MVP award was dashed after Perpetual’s 55-50 defeat to San Beda on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Eze, though, can still get a consolation as he can still make it to the Mythical Team at the end of the season, granting that his numbers won’t dip or he won’t be ejected for Perpetual’s last four elimination games.He was earlier named as the All-Star MVP during the midseason festivities.With Eze out of the MVP race, that opens the gates for other contenders to win the hardware.Now leading the race is Lyceum’s CJ Perez, who has been averaging 18.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals through the Pirates’ current 15-0 run.Also in the running are San Beda forward Javee Mocon (12.5 points, and 10.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists), Lyceum big man Mike Nzeusseu (10.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks), and Letran swingman Rey Nambatac (16.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists).ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight JRU repulses St. Benilde, tightens grip on 3rd spot Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City That eliminated the Altas out of the playoff race with their 4-10 record, stopping Eze from following the footsteps of Jojo Manalo and Earl Scottie Thompson as the only Alta to win the highest individual award.The 6-foot-11 center has been the pacesetter at the end of the first round after averaging 15.5 points, 17.2 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks in the 14 games he played for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch run LATEST STORIES View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

first_imgOne of the most promising youngsters to have burst on to the domestic scene in 2004-05, Manoj Tiwary’s international debut was cut short by a peach of an in-swinging yorker from Brett Lee in the 2008 triangular series in Australia.The Bengal batsman was banished from international cricket after that one failure, but three years of dedication and determination have finally paid off.With most of the seniors either injured or opting out of India’s ODI series against the West Indies, Tiwary has got another chance to don national colours.In his second coming, Tiwary says enjoying the moment will be his mantra.”Having analysed myself over the last two seasons, I have realised that I used to think a lot about what has happened in the past and what were the reasons that led to me failing to make the Indian team. But I have learnt that isn’t the right approach.”I want to enjoy the moment and live the present. Thinking too much about the past or future doesn’t help,” Tiwary told Mail Today. With several juniors making the cut even as he waited on the sidelines, grit is what kept him going.”Juniors or competitors, as some like to call other players, have never given me a complex. I feel all those who have made the cut are hugely talented and if anything, they instilled in me a sense of belief that even I could make it if I scored consistently.”But the Bengal batting line-up hasn’t been too strong in the last few seasons so scoring heavy runs has been a problem. One needs other players to at least hold one end up as you attack the bowlers. But I have tried to score whenever I could and am glad that the selectors felt I deserve a call,” Tiwary said.advertisementHe feels curbing his aggressive style in order to shoulder the batting responsibilities of Bengal didn’t help matters much.”With most Bengal players opting to play in the Indian Cricket League, the squad suddenly had a dearth of quality batsmen and I tried to curb my aggression to stabilise the line-up. But that ended hurting my form. I have always been an aggressive player and in the last two seasons, I have reverted to my original style and the dividends have come,” he said.”Playing with and against quality international players over the last four editions of the Indian Premier League, I have also realised that none of the top players hesitate in playing their natural game and I intend to do the same. But I will definitely look to restrain myself when the situation demands.”Tiwary feels although the burden of expectations did bog him down as he struggled to make a comeback into the national team, he has revelled as Bengal captain this season.”Having come on to the scene as a prolific scorer, my well-wishers couldn’t take even a single failure and that bogged me down to an extent. But with experience and time, I have realised that it isn’t always about scoring the big centuries. Even little contributions mean a lot and that is all that I will be looking to do when I get a chance to play for India in the upcoming series,” the 25-year-old said.”Captaincy has really helped me express myself. I like leading by example and that is what I have done this season as we lifted the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Captaincy neither burdens me nor affects my batting. I love responsibility.”last_img read more

first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sheldon Richardson remains motivated despite the New York Jets’ 2-11 record.The defensive tackle is never shy to offer his opinions, usually responding to questions with a refreshingly blunt approach.So, when Richardson was asked how he keeps playing at such a high level while his team is struggling, the 2013 Defensive Rookie of the Year delivered, as usual.“This is a team-oriented game, but this is a business in the end,” he said Dec. 8, “and we’ve still got something to play for.”Such as? “The almighty dollar,” Richardson said. “It’s what drives this league. It is what it is. I don’t want to sound selfish or anything, but in the end, you’ve got to get yours.”It was a comment that might raise some eyebrows, but Richardson is also driven by pride and a desire to win. He has been one of the team’s few bright spots in his second season.“I know there’s a comment where he said it’s just about the money or something right now,” coach Rex Ryan said. “That’s not this kid. This kid’s anything but that. I think he thinks it sounds good, but he’s much more than that. He gives it for himself, his teammates, this is the way he plays.”That was evident on the last play of New York’s 30-24 overtime loss Dec. 7 when Richardson chugged all the way down the field in pursuit of Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright, whose 87-yard TD catch-and-run won it for Minnesota.“That’s just me,” Richardson said. “It was overtime. I don’t see the need to give up on the play. He could’ve done anything. He could’ve celebrated early, anything like that. You never know.”Ryan said he thought Richardson might have had a chance at somehow catching Wright along the sideline. Richardson did, too, saying he had an angle on him at one point, but just couldn’t get to him.The big defensive tackle sat in the end zone, catching his breath and shaking his head while the Vikings celebrated. It was a lousy ending to a big game for Richardson, who had a career-best three sacks and a safety.“He walks around here and he’s not afraid to strut his stuff,” quarterback Geno Smith said. “We enjoy that about him because he backs it up on the field.”Richardson isn’t scheduled to become a free agent until possibly after the 2016 season, so a big payday is a few years off. But he’s hoping for a shot at his first Pro Bowl, something he thinks he deserves but knows the team’s dismal record might work against him.Left guard Oday Aboushi shouted “Get that man to the Pro Bowl!” as Richardson spoke to reporters. “A few more sacks, and a couple more big plays, and I should,” said Richardson, who leads the Jets with 6 1/2 sacks.“When I came into this league, I said I wanted to be a dominant force and I meant that,” he said. “That doesn’t change for me no matter the outcome of our record is.”He also took issue with the opinions of some outside the organization who have been critical of Smith and already “given him the boot” as he struggles in his second season. “They’re quitters,” Richardson said of those who have given up on Smith. “That’s how I feel.”Smith, making his second straight start after being benched for three games, rebounded Sunday after his first pass was intercepted and returned 27 yards for a touchdown by the Vikings’ Gerald Hodges. Smith finished 18-of-29 for 254 yards and a touchdown.“When you go all in with a guy, why not give him his chance, you know?” Richardson said. “He’s been in the league two years and guys want him to play like he’s Tom Brady or Peyton Manning or something like that. I just told him to stop turning the ball over, like everybody else probably has mentioned before, but he’s done that.”DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_img March 1, 2017 at 3:25 pm Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Max The Magnificent says: Max The Magnificent says: Max The Magnificent says: Log in to Reply “It’s love to see a series of regular messages and error messages being displayed — is there any chance you could post a short video on YouTube?” Log in to Reply 7 thoughts on “When life fails to provide a debugging interface, blink a RGB LED” Max The Magnificent says: “I meant to say “I’d love…”” February 28, 2017 at 7:05 pm March 1, 2017 at 3:21 pm “In a comment to Aubrey’s column, TonyTib said “A side note, the CANOpen standard specified standard colors and flashing patterns for status LEDs” and Aubrey responded as follows:n nI found a description on P9 of this documentn nhttp://www.leinelin “Another thing that just struck me is that, when they see this column, a lot of experienced engineers might think “Well, using a LED in this way is obvious.” On the one hand this is true — on the other hand, since there’s little written down about this “It’s funny when I come to think about it — because I’ve used blinking LEDs to indicate status and error conditions for years — but it never struck me to wonder if there were any standards for this sort of thing.nnIn the case of your diagrams, I’m wond “Aubrey Kagan wrote an article on this “Flashing LEDs” recently: http://www.embedded.com/electronics-blogs/without-a-paddle/4457638/Flashing-LEDs“ February 28, 2017 at 9:45 pm “The gap is there to space consecutive messages from joining together, a 1 sec gap seemed fine. And red comes first to call the user to look at it before flashing the context color. We have experimented with it and it was effective to communicate to techni felipe-lavratti says: March 2, 2017 at 10:58 pm Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Max The Magnificent says: Max The Magnificent says: Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: EDA Log in to Reply March 2, 2017 at 10:57 pm Yes I know; if we want to create good quality products we need appropriate tools, including adequate debugging ports, but life, as you know, sometimes gets nasty.Recently in my freelancing career, I discovered that two of my clients had failed to add any kind of textual debugging textual their products. On one occasion, the hardware design engineers simply forgot to add such a channel, only realizing their mistake after they had committed themselves to a large stock of boards. In another example, the product was so miniaturized that there was no space. Fortunately, in both cases there was an RGB (tri-color) LED available for me to use as an aid to debugging. On the basis that sometimes when you are given lemons the only thing you can do is make lemonade, I ended up using the RGB LED to implement a blinking messaging system.From these experience, I was surprised to discover that RGB LED-based debugging can be extremely practical and unexpectedly feature rich, just so long as a human-friendly modulation scheme is employed.The way my messages were modulated was by selecting different colors to represent the code context and choosing a blink count and style to represent a specific message in that context. Blinks are queued and displayed sequentially on the LED, similar to the way in which a basic textual logging channel would handle short text messages.The LED debugging module had four types of blinking rhythms implemented using the following functions:led_debug_blink (color, number) for a short blinking indication.led_debug_blink_wide (color, number) for a longer blinking indication used for more relevant situations.led_debug_blink_error(color, number) and led_debug_blink_wide_error(color, number) for short and longer error indications, with the same functional signatures as the others, respectively.Each of these functions will create a unique blinking process. Normal blinks are active for one second separated by half-second intervals, while wide blinks are active for two seconds separated by half-second intervals. Error messages are indicated with the red color followed by context color blinks as illustrated in Figure 1.Blink time diagrams for the four standard and error debug functions (Click Here for a larger image. Source: Felipe Lavratti) Note that the yellow areas in Figure 1 are used to indicate the selected context. If we decide to simply turn the RGB LEDs on or off, then the yellow areas in Figure 1 could be green, blue, yellow, cyan, magenta, or white; that is, any color available from turning the RGB LEDs on or off apart from black (all off) and red (used to indicate an error condition). If we decide to use pulse-width modulation (PWM), we can achieve a wider gamut of colors. However, cheap RGB LEDs aren’t great when it comes to mixing colors, so it can be difficult to distinguish certain combinations, while others — like orange — seem to work reasonably well.The blinking periods and methodology were carefully chosen to ease human readability, which proved to be sufficient for the engineers during the development phase and also for the field technician during tests, providing that excessive messaging via the LED was avoided.Debugging with a LED is not ideal, but in the systems I was working on it helped speed development and tests in the field by providing a fast way to observe the system state without any kind of apparatus connected to the products. It required a little training in order for the team get used to the meaning of each color context and blinking rhythm, but it didn’t take long to learn. Most importantly, it was each to distinguish between informational messages and error messages, and our scheme provided sufficient information to let us quickly determine which piece of code had gone wrong.I believe this is an example where a small amount of effort to tune the system to the capabilities of the humans using it transformed a potentially hard-to-use debugging interface into a surprisingly effective one.Felipe Lavratti has developed Internet connected devices for home automation, created embedded Linux applications and drivers for handheld Point-of Sale machines, and implemented embedded mathematical algorithms for process control and data loggers for the industrial applications. Early on in his career, Felipe realized the importance of quality, so he adopts every modern technique necessary to bring robust products to life; each part of the development process is managed for quality: coding, testing, acceptance, deployment, integration, and deployment. Currently, Felipe works as a freelance consultant and developer. He can be contacted at March 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm Log in to Reply Continue Reading Previous Tasteful batteriesNext “Toyota’s Killer Firmware” and the “Single Bit Flip That Killed”? Not!last_img read more

first_imgHMD Global’s X series of Nokia phones such as the Nokia X6 and X5 have received a lot of popularity in China. These phones have also made their way to global markets including India as the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus, respectively. On October 16, the company will be adding another new X phone to the list, called the Nokia X7. This phone is expected to launch globally as the Nokia 7.1 Plus, and we now have an official poster that reveals the front design of the new device.Staying true to tradition, the Nokia X7 or Nokia 7.1 Plus will come with an edge-to-edge notched display as per the official poster. You can the see a wide notch on the top and a chin on the bottom with ‘Nokia’ inscribed on it similar to the Nokia 5.1 Plus. The right side of the frame is expected to see the power and volume controls. Interestingly, the poster suggests another button placed on the bottom left side of the smartphone. Whether this is actually a button or some design element is still unknown at the moment. The rear panel should see a Gorilla Glass protection as well. The Nokia 7.1 Plus is tipped to be HMD most powerful mid-range smartphone yet as it is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset. This will be offered with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage, which will be expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card. The device is also rumoured to sport either a 6-inch or a taller 6.2-inch FHD+ display. The Nokia 7.1 Plus may ship with Android 8.1 Oreo with a custom skin on top in China, while globally it will run a pure version of Android and will be part of the Android One program. HMD could also surprise us by announcing the device with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.advertisementThe Nokia 7.1 Plus is also tipped to get Zeiss-branded optics much like the Nokia 7.1. It is tipped to sport a dual camera setup on the back with 13MP + 12MP configuration and a large 20MP sensor on the front for selfies. As of now, we only know that the Nokia 71 Plus will be announced in China as the Nokia X7 on October 16. As for its India launch, nothing is known at the moment. As this is touted as a premium mid-range smartphone, we expect a price tag somewhere in between Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000.ALSO READ: Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch PureDisplay, Zeiss-branded cameras launchedlast_img read more

first_imgThere is a fiercely contested drop-ball during a five-a-side kickabout with a difference. Behind the barbed wire and through the giant blue main gate at HMP Exeter, in the gymnasium perched round the back of C wing, where a pair of tracksuit bottoms are drying out of the window of cell 32, a handpicked group of offenders are taking on a team comprising professional footballers from Devon rivals Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle. “Nice and fair,” says Mike Reece, one of five prison officers who specialise in physical education here, as the game restarts.It is the penultimate session of an empowering eight-week pilot programme devised by Jamie Vittles and Mark Lovell, the heads of the Community Trusts at Exeter and Plymouth, respectively, and funded by the EFL Trust Innovation Fund, with £200,000 split across several projects to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. One million people engage with an EFL club community programme every season. Football League A key part of the programme is the “Through the Gate” aspect, where staff from the community trust can continue to liaise with offenders following their release, when contact with prison staff ends. “That’s when our job really starts,” says Jason Chapman, the Plymouth Community Trust football development officer. “How can we help them make positive decisions? It’s not just a case of: ‘Let’s run the eight-week programme and see you later.’ It’s about being mentors for them to help them stop coming back inside. It’s early days, but we’ve had contact with two released offenders from the programme. Sometimes when they are released, it’s very scary and it’s very different because the world changes. It might be just being there, a support mechanism that they can access.”Having felt lost following his previous release, Ian adds: “Last time I got out I had no idea, no bank account, I couldn’t sign on [to claim jobseeker’s allowance], I basically had no money and the only option probation gave me was to go to a food bank, and I ended up committing offences again. I’ve got to be realistic, I know that coming from prison, I’m not going to get a top-end job but I’ve got a diploma in waste management and recycling is getting bigger and bigger. I want to put those skills to use and get into a job.”A walking football festival organised by the prisoners will mark the end of the programme. Community Trust staff, prison officers, offenders and Torbay police will participate in the tournament to celebrate the scheme. “I am sure it will be a real big success,” Chapman says. And it is not just the offenders that have benefited – the scheme is equally rewarding for prison staff. “We joined the job to see stories like this,” Reece says. “We want to see people turn their lives around.”Talking points• With Keith Hill departing Rochdale – for the second time – after six years, John Coleman has been promoted to the third longest-serving manager in the Football League, behind Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth (six years and 162 days) and Morecambe’s Jim Bentley (seven years and 296 days).• After it emerged that Bolton’s staff were told to stay away from their training ground owing to there being no food or electricity, Greater Manchester police confirmed they are owed money by the struggling Championship club, casting doubt over whether Saturday’s home game against Millwall. Bolton are due in court in April to face a winding-up petition issued by HMRC.• This week marks a year since Garry Monk took control of Birmingham City and, while it has not all been plain sailing, results on the pitch have been impressive. Birmingham head into Sunday’s derby against Aston Villa four points off the play-offs. Exeter City Share on LinkedIn Read more Pinterest Prisons and probation Plymouth Argyle David Hockaday: ‘Cellino used to ring me at midnight, 1am, all sorts’ Facebook Twitter Topics Read more Share on Facebookcenter_img features Share on Pinterest Football League blog Share on WhatsApp Over the past couple of months, specially trained staff from the trust have spent time in the classroom, as well as in the sports hall, with the overarching aim of reducing reoffending. The overall reoffending rate is around 30%, while adults who served custodial sentences of less than 12 months had a proven reoffending rate of 64.1%, according to latest figures released by the Ministry of Justice in January.The trust staff care, have an infectious enthusiasm and make the sessions fun, but there are a number of serious messages, with an underlying emphasis on improving employability, life skills, health and wellbeing, and understanding crime-related behaviours. Nor is it solely about playing football, with mindfulness among the other sessions. For inmates at the category B male prison, where there are just under 500 offenders, being involved in such a programme is regarded as a privilege and is a palpable release from the mundanity of life behind bars.“You’re in a cell for 20 hours a day and to be able to come over here and have a bit of exercise, it’s brilliant,” says James, one of seven remaining inmates on the programme, with five released since the first session. The majority are big football fans, including Alvin. “I watch Match of the Day in my cell religiously on weekends,” he says. “I want to get into coaching or working at a football club when I get out. My confidence has grown on this programme; I’m now able to deliver certain drills and, hopefully, it gives me a better chance of being able to pursue my dream of coaching in football when I get out.”As for James, he adds: “You have different categories of prisoners here and it can all fire up in seconds – it can be very scary – but by mixing with the guys, it’s been a different world altogether, no trouble whatsoever. It’s been brilliant and I’m going to miss these guys, I really am. And I know you hear it all the time, but I can honestly say that being in here has taught me a lesson.” Share on Twitter Share via Email The session culminates with a Q&A after a penalty shootout, with the prison officer Simon Oddie temporarily assuming the role of goalkeeper. “They’re taking it really seriously, they’ve done this before,” Oddie says, laughing, as Gary Sawyer, the Plymouth defender, smashes his spot-kick against the crossbar before Troy Brown and Chris Weale, the Exeter players, take aim. Ian, a reoffender and gym orderly, rifles home his penalty. He believes his role, which involves cleaning equipment in the weights room on a daily basis, has helped him foster a better work ethic. “People have short attention spans in prison and I’m weak mentally, so I’ve really tried to incorporate everything to try and see if it makes me a better person,” Ian says. “It is just trying to change that train of thought, that first emotion because if you are angry you’re probably not making the best decisions. I know for a fact this is my last time in prison. I really believe it, and my sentence doesn’t feel so long now.” Back row, left to right: Chris Weale of Exeter City, Gary Sawyer of Plymouth Argyle and Troy Brown of Exeter City, with Alvin, Ian, James and Ali. Photograph: Ian Tuttle/BPI Share on Messenger Football The prison where murderers play for Manchester United Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_imgUMass' Brennon Dinge scores the first touchdown of the FBS college football season.UMass vs. Duquesne is not the most exciting match-up, but it is the first FBS-level college football action of the season.The game kicked off at 5:30 p.m. ET, and there have been a bunch of points in the first hour of football.Things have been pretty lopsided so far. UMass leads 28-3 midway through the second quarter, and wasted little time getting points on the board.Duquesne received the ball to start the game, but quarterback Daniel Parr was picked off by Minutemen cornerback Bakhari Goodson on the third play of the game.On the very next play, the first offensive snap by an FBS team this season, UMass quarterback Andrew Ford hit Brennon Dingle for a 32-yard touchdown.It was a beautifully executed play by the Minutemen. Ford, a lefty quarterback, faked to the running back before rolling left, and finding Dingle in the end zone, beating two Dukes with the pass.Andrew Ford’s first pass of the 2018 season is a 32 yard touchdown to Brennon Dingle!UMass is out to a quick 7-0 lead. pic.twitter.com/0rIjOy2Tgl— FloFootball (@FloFootball) August 25, 2018UMass scored on its next two drives, as well as a fourth touchdown on its fifth drive of the game. The Minutemen lead 28-3 after a Dukes field goal.Ford is 8-for-11 for 111 yards and a score, while back-up QB Ross Comis is 3-for-4 for 72 yards and a score. The Minutemen have also amassed 159 yards and two scores on the ground.This isn’t the only college football action on the slate today. At 7:00 p.m. ET, Rice hosts FCS foe Prarie View A&M on ESPN+Colorado State and Hawaii have an early-season Mountain West clash on CBS Sports Network at 7:30 p.m. New Mexico State and Wyoming, two bowl teams last season, face off on ESPN2 at 10 p.m.last_img read more

first_img 247Sports is reporting that Campbell wasn’t able to get into the graduate program at Penn State, ultimately preventing him from playing for the football team.Report: Florida State WR George Campbell will not grad transfer to Penn State https://t.co/U2b7LUL1U5— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) May 29, 2019This is a tough blow for both parties, yet it has to sting more for Campbell.He’ll still be immediately eligible to play wherever he transfers to this offseason. On the flip side, Campbell will have to get up to speed in a shorter amount of time.Stay tuned to find out where Campbell will play this fall. Florida State's doak campbell stadium at nightTALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of play between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Back in February, wide receiver George Campbell announced that he was transferring from Florida State. With only one year of eligibility remaining, the graduate transfer had his sights set on Penn State.The Nittany Lions are losing a bunch of playmakers for this upcoming season, which includes Trace McSorely and Miles Sanders. Head coach James Franklin must have been ecstatic to hear that Campbell was looking to join his football program.Coming out of high school, 247Sports listed Campbell as the No. 3 wideout in his class. Unfortunately, the former five-star recruit hasn’t lived up to expectations during his time with the Seminoles.Campbell thought a potential move to Penn State would help, but it turns out he’ll actually have to find another program to finish out his collegiate career.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Qatargas sold its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Jovo LNG Storage and Transportation Co., Ltd. (JOVO), an independent LNG importer from the People’s Republic of China. The 64,000 cubic meter cargo was sold on a free-on-board basis and loaded on to the vessel LNG Lerici at Ras Laffan port on October 22. The cargo will be delivered to JOVO’s LNG terminal located in Lisha Island, Dongguan in the Guangdong province.This represents the first deal of its kind concluded by Qatargas with an independent and privately owned LNG importer in the People’s Republic of China where until today Qatargas has only supplied LNG to Chinese state-owned national oil and gas companies.The recent development in the Chinese market to promote cleaner fuels has encouraged and supported the growth of smaller LNG players like JOVO which enjoys its niche market in the Guangdong province by providing its customers with LNG delivered by a fleet of trucks, as well as with LPG, methanol and DME.Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatargas Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is an important milestone for Qatargas. This achievement highlights Qatargas’ capability to supply LNG not only to major LNG players around the globe, but also demonstrates our ability to work successfully with small-scale buyers and cater to their specific needs. This delivery will undoubtedly encourage other potential independent players both in the People’s Republic of China and across the world to consider Qatargas as a reliable source of LNG no matter how big or small their operations are.”Press Releaselast_img read more

first_imgVANCOUVER – Technology is allowing researchers in British Columbia to study blooms of jellyfish and their impact on the ocean in a whole new way.University of B.C. oceanography Prof. Brian Hunt and undergraduate student Jessica Schaub have been using drones to get a better picture of the size and composition of clusters of moon jellyfish off B.C.’s central coast.Images from cameras soaring high above the ocean provide a birds-eye view that can’t be replicated on the water, Hunt said.“One of the challengers we had with using boats is that, because you’re so low to the water, you don’t really get a good impression of the horizontal spatial expanse of a jellyfish bloom,” he said.Photos taken by the team’s drone show vast swaths of the gelatinous creatures speckling the ocean, creating cloud-like formations in the water.Combining data from the drone with information gathered from nets and underwater cameras, Hunt and Schaub were able quantify the masses, determining that the weight of the blooms can vary from 60 to 120 tonnes.The number is “enormous” and exceeded the team’s expectations, Hunt said.He said it’s unclear if the population is growing, because this is the first time scientists have been able to fully study these jellyfish.Globally, there has been a trend towards an increase in such blooms and there is anecdotal evidence of the same thing happening on the west coast, Hunt said.Accurate measurements could help determine what impact the jellyfish are having on the rest of the ocean.“With a good estimate of the biomass, we can make better estimates of what type of effect they might be having in the ecosystem through competition and predation,” he said.Jellyfish feast on a variety of ocean fare, including plankton and juvenile fish. Their appetites make them competitors for and predators of several coastal fish species, including herring and salmon, Hunt said.He said it’s important to be able to assess the number of jellyfish.“This can have a really major impact on populations. There can be really high predation mortality on these larval stages of coastal fish species,” Hunt said.Now the researchers want to add drones to routine monitoring of jellyfish in the area so they can get a better idea of what’s happening to the population and how factors like water temperature are influencing any changes.— Follow @gkarstenssmith on Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their work published on CBC Books.Four finalists will win $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.You may submit original, unpublished poetry or a collection of poems up to 600 words in length. Advertisement A team of readers from across Canada will read the entries and determine the longlist. The shortlist and winner will be decided by the 2018 jury.CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsSovereignty has always been a highly contentious issue in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake outside Montreal.And now a bridge is raising concerns about whether Kahnawake is losing its sovereignty.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin has this story.last_img

7 September 2010The United Nations refugee agency today voiced alarm over worsening security in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, where fighting between forces of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and armed Islamists has killed more than 230 civilians and wounded at least 400 others during the past two weeks. An estimated 23,000 people were displaced by the clashes pitting Government forces against Al-Shabaab insurgents during the same period, according to Melissa Fleming, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “So far this year over 200,000 civilians are estimated to have fled their homes,” she told reporters in Geneva.“People who have been able to reach northern Somalia and neighbouring countries are mostly arriving on foot and by small buses and travelling without shelter. They tell our staff that the streets of Mogadishu are completely deserted and that people are too afraid to leave their houses,” Ms. Fleming added. “In these dangerous and difficult conditions, aid distributions are becoming rare and those who venture out are risking their lives,” she said.Those fleeing were reportedly giving away their possessions in exchange for seats in vehicles going out of the city, according to UNHCR, which said the refugees faced further security risks en route to the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland in the northeast, and to neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya.Some 7,300 Somalia have reached Yemen by boat this year, where they have spoken of going through numerous checkpoints manned by armed groups before reaching the towns and villages along country’s Gulf of Aden coast to board boats that smuggled them to Yemen.A total of 37,000 Somali refugees have entered Kenya so far this year, down by roughly a third in comparison to the first eight months of 2009, according to Ms. Fleming. However, UNHCR registered 6,500 new Somali refugees in Kenya in August, the highest monthly total since June last year.Those who make it to the Kenyan border and register at the Dadaab complex of refugee camps have said that that many people were staying in makeshift camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia because they feared being forcibly recruited and mistreated by militias. Further more, many cannot afford to pay for transport to the border and heavy rainfall has made some roads impassable.Ethiopia is the only country in the region showing a continuing increase in the number arriving Somali refugees. More than 20,000 have sought safety there this year, bringing the total Somali refugee population in that country to almost 76,000.Overall, almost 68,000 Somalis have fled this year to countries in the region. As of the end of August, there were more than 614,000 Somali refugees outside the country and at least 1.4 million IDPs inside the country.Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, today begun a three-day visit to Kenya to review a green-energy initiative at the Kakuma refugee camp in the country’s northwest and assess progress on the expansion of the overcrowded Dadaab camps near the Somali border.In Kakuma, Mr. Guterres will view a pilot project that aims to deliver electricity to camp residents, schools, hospitals and other community services, while introducing solar and wind-powered energy.The project, being implemented by the Clinton Global Initiative, UNHCR and the Portuguese energy company EDP, is the first of its kind in a refugee camp in the world. If successful, UNHCR will consider replicating the model throughout Africa and elsewhere for the benefit of refugees and displaced persons.Tomorrow, Mr. Guterres will visit Dadaab to evaluate progress on the extension of the Ifo section of the camps. The first phase of the expansion will allow the transfer of 40,000 refugees from the most congested areas of the camps.Dadaab was established in the 1990s to host 90,000 refugees. It is now home to nearly 300,000 mostly Somali refugees. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Federal deficit for past year $1.3-billion higher than estimated in budget by News Staff Posted Oct 5, 2012 11:35 am MDT OTTAWA – Ottawa says the federal deficit for fiscal 2011-12 has come in $1.3-billion higher than estimated. The government’s final accounting on its finances shows the shortfall for the fiscal year ended March 30 was $26.2-billion, up from the $24.9-billion deficit it estimated. That is still an improvement over the previous year’s $33.4-billion deficit and Ottawa continues to expect that this year’s shortfall will drop to $21.1-billion. Four months into the current fiscal year, Ottawa’s deficit stands at $3-billion, well on pace to meet that target. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty cast the report in a positive light, saying it reflects the country’s sound economic and fiscal fundamentals. read more

Tulane (6-6, AAC) vs Louisiana (7-6, Sun Belt), Dec. 15, 2:30 p.m. ESTLOCATION: Orlando, FloridaTOP PLAYERSTulane: WR Darnell Mooney, 987 yards receiving, eight touchdownsLouisiana: RB Trey Ragas, 1,141 yards rushing, eight touchdownsNOTABLETulane: The Green Wave became bowl eligible for the first time since 2013 after a successful two-point conversion with 1:27 left helped them beat Navy 29-28 in the regular-season finals.Louisiana: The Ragin’ Cajuns had their three-game winning streak snapped with a 30-19 loss to Appalachian State in Saturday’s Sun Belt title game.LAST TIMETulane 41, Louisiana 39 (4 OTs). (Sept. 24, 2016)BOWL HISTORYTulane: 11th bowl appearance, first appearance in the Cure Bowl.Louisiana: Sixth bowl appearance, first appearance in the Cure Bowl.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

Ohio State recruit Chris Carter’s attorney doesn’t think there’s a case against the three-star recruit, he told The Lantern on Thursday. “As a criminal defense attorney,” said Harvey Bruner, Carter’s lawyer, “I don’t believe there’s anything.” Bruner said a Cleveland policeman told him charges would not be filed against Carter, who was released from jail Wednesday afternoon after being arrested Tuesday on suspicion of misdemeanor sexual imposition. The case is still under investigation, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Thursday. Bruner said he expects the investigation to be completed Friday. Carter, from John F. Kennedy High School in Cleveland, was held on suspicion of fondling as many as eight girls while pretending to measure them for junior ROTC uniforms, The Plain Dealer reported Wednesday. Carter, 18, is a member of his high school’s JROTC, Bruner said. Carter did not sign a letter of intent on National Signing Day, Wednesday. The university cannot comment on recruits who did not sign a letter of intent, team spokeswoman Shelly Poe said. Bruner has not talked to Carter since the time of his release, but Bruner said Carter would sign with the Buckeyes. “I know that for a fact,” he said. Carter is a 6-foot-4, 325-pound lineman and a three-star recruit, according to Scout.com. Carter was held in jail overnight Tuesday. A 15-year-old girl told officers that Carter took her out of her classroom and into another room, and told her he needed to measure her for a uniform, according to a police report. read more

first_imgSCIENTISTS AT NUI Galway have discovered a deep-sea world half a mile below the sea’s surface off the Irish coast.The underwater canyon system, which could be two centuries old, was found on a vertical rock face about 150 metres high which was densely covered in corals and bivalves (a type of mollusc).“It is really unusual to see so many conspicuous animals so close together at these depths,” said Mark Johnson, Professor of  marine environment at NUIG.The team of researchers explored the canyon using a remotely-controlled vehicle which allowed them to investigate the large rock face.Going by the size of the bivalves, which the scientists said were “remarkably large”, the team estimated that the habitat could be more than 200 years old. “We are probably seeing an exceptionally long-lived and stable community,” said Johnson.The researchers were especially interested in how sufficient food got to the site given how large it was, particularly as bivalves and corals rely on particles derived from surface waters for their food.“We found evidence for an internal wave caused by the shape of the canyon, which could be delivering food to the foot of the wall,” said oceanographer Dr Martin White.Zoologist Dr Louise Allcock, who led the team, said that the habitat could be vulnerable to damage because of its age and fragile structure.“We need to established where else it occurs and what measures are needed to protect it,” she said.It has been estimated that just 5 to 7 per cent of the ocean floor has been discovered, mainly because it is so difficult to get to it. Remote-operated-vehicles have made many of these habitats accessible for the first time.Read: Underwater wi-fi could soon become a reality > Read: ‘Pioneering’ Irish professor named Researcher of the Year > Read: Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality >last_img read more

first_imgJUST WHEN WE thought we might be in for a dry spell, more rain is sweeping across the country with AA Roadwatch urging motorists to exercise care when driving due to spot flooding.Spot flooding has been reported in Gneeveguilla and Rathmore, as well as Kenmare. There are further reports of surface water on N22 Killarney/ Macroom Road, particularly between Glenflesk and Killarney.Flooding is also reported in Castlegregory.Severe flooding is reported on the N72 Killarney/ Killorglin Road between Fossa and Beaufort Bridge.Met Eireann said today is proving to be very wet in many places.They said tonight’s showers will turn heavy and prolonged, especially in Atlantic coastal counties, and there could be a chance of some hail and thunder also. Don’t put the washing out just yet then, you’re saying?How’s it looking where you are – any flooding to report?Read: Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m>Read: Here they are, the best wave photos of the week>last_img read more

first_img Visitors and medical personnel enter a transport plane carrying Otto Warmbier. Image: John Minchillo http://jrnl.ie/3443275 11 Comments By AFP AN AMERICAN STUDENT who fell into a coma while imprisoned in a North Korean labor camp returned to the United States last night after Pyongyang allowed him to be flown home.A military airplane carrying Otto Warmbier landed in his hometown of Cincinnati shortly before 10.20pm local time last night CBS News reported.The release of Warmbier, 18 months into a 15-year sentence, came as US President Donald Trump invited South Korea’s new leader Moon Jae-In to Washington for talks on the escalating standoff over the North’s nuclear program.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said earlier in the day that his agency had “secured” the 22-year-old’s release in talks with North Korea and is pushing for three more Americans to be freed. It was not immediately clear if he had made any concessions.The news surfaced after the flamboyant retired NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman — a former contestant on Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” reality show — flew to Pyongyang to resume his quixotic quest to broker detente between his US homeland and Kim Jong-Un’s authoritarian regime.But State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the visit “had nothing to do with the release”.Warmbier’s parents Fred and Cindy announced his release in a statement to CNN.“Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016,” they said. “We learned of this only one week ago.”“We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime” in North Korea, they added.On arriving in Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport, Warmbier was transferred to a waiting ambulance that rushed him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for urgent treatment, Fox News reported.Political pawnWarmbier’s parents were told their son had contracted botulism and was given a sleeping pill soon after his trial in March last year and never woke.The New York Times reported a senior US official as saying the authorities recently received intelligence indicating Warmbier was repeatedly beaten while in custody.US officials refused to comment on his condition, but former ambassador and New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said he had spoken with the family.“Otto has been in a coma for over a year now and urgently needs proper medical care in the United States,” said Richardson, who has previously served as a special envoy to North Korea and still works on prisoner issues.“We received a call from Cindy and Fred Warmbier early today to update us on Otto’s condition. In no uncertain terms, North Korea must explain the causes of his coma.”Tillerson told US senators at the start of a budget hearing that the State Department had no comment on Warmbier’s condition “out of respect for him and his family.”- © AFP 2017Read: Thousands of US troops could be headed for Afghanistan after Trump decision Short URL Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, 11:49 AM 17,905 Views center_img Image: John Minchillo Visitors and medical personnel enter a transport plane carrying Otto Warmbier. Share Tweet Email1 Jun 14th 2017, 11:49 AM US student who fell into coma while imprisoned in North Korea returned home The State Department says Dennis Rodman’s visit “had nothing to do with the release”. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more