New York, Oct 9 (IANS) Google on Tuesday officially took the veils off Pixel 3 and a bigger Pixel 3 XL smartphone to take on the likes of flagship devices by Apple and Samsung.The premium Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were introduced alongside a host of other hardware that will add to the tech giant’s smart home devices. Every October, the company hosts a ‘Made by Google’ event to showcase the new gadgets it has been working on through the year.The Pixel 3 will cost Rs 71,000 for the 64GB variant in India and up to Rs 80,000 for the 128GB storage variant. The Pixel 3 XL will be available at Rs 83,000 for the 64GB variant and up to Rs 92,000 for the 128GB model.The pre-orders for the devices begin on October 11 in India.Notably, the overall design of both the flagships, from the rear, look almost the same as its predecessors Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and Google has opted for a single rear camera on both.The launch event was kicked off Rick Osterloh, Google’s Senior Vice President of hardware who announced all the artificial intelligence (AI) tools that the Pixel 3 would use with the help of Google Assistant.”They come at the intersection of AI, software and hardware working together. This approach is what makes Google’s hardware experience so unique and it unlocks all kinds of helpful benefits,” Osterloh said.The company also said that the devices have been designed from the inside out to be the smartest, “most helpful device in your life”.The Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch OLED display with 2,160 x 1080 resolution while the bigger Pixel 3 XL sports a 6-inch OLED display with 2,960 x 1440 resolution. Both have an aspect ratio of 18:9.Google’s embraced the notch for the bigger Pixel 3 XL and both the smartphones now come with 8MP+8MP front-facing cameras.Both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL feature a 12.2MP single sensor on the rear and feature exclusive in-camera Google Lens suggestions that work real-time.Both the devices are available in 64GB and 128GB onboard storage options and Google is also promising unlimited online storage for photographs and videos until January 31, 2022.Google Pixel 3 packs a 2915mAh battery while the Pixel 3 XL comes with a 3430mAh battery.The company also introduced a new convertible 2-in-1 Chromebook — the Pixel Slate and the Home Hub — its own smart display that is equipped with Google Assistant.–IANSksc/prsadvertisement
The Commission will be engaging fathers at these workshops. Story Highlights Two information fairs under the theme, ‘Surviving the Transition to Secondary School’, will be held The workshop is also geared towards enhancing the relationship between fathers and their children Parents, especially fathers, whose children will be attending secondary schools in the new academic year, are being encouraged to attend the Education Ministry’s parent information fairs.The fairs are being organised by the Ministry of Education through the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC).Two information fairs under the theme, ‘Surviving the Transition to Secondary School’, will be held on Saturday, August 24, at Port Antonio High School in Portland and on Tuesday, August 27, at the St. Hilda’s High School in St. Ann. The fairs will commence at 12:00 noon daily. The first fair took place on Sunday, August 11 at Jamaica College, in Kingston.The NPSC will be providing several workshops at the fairs with the topics: ‘Managing a Successful Transition’; ‘Teaching Your Children to Cope while Sustaining the Relationship’; ‘Fathers Matter’; ‘Engaging your Children’; and ‘Helping Teenagers to Adjust’.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on August 14 at the agency’s head office on Half-Way Tree Road, Executive Director of the NPSC, Dr. Patrece Charles Freeman, said the Commission will be engaging fathers at these workshops.“We think it is very important to reach out to fathers. We have had one workshop at a high school and you had 60 parents and they were all mothers, no fathers,” she said.Dr. Charles Freeman said that at the workshop dubbed, ‘Fathers Matter’, fathers will understand their role and impact on their children’s lives. She said the workshop is also geared towards enhancing the relationship between fathers and their children.“Fathers will also learn effective fathering strategies for building healthy families and to be able to engage their children and their needs, both at home and at school,” she added.The NPSC, which operates through the Education System Transformation Programme (ESTP), has a mandate to co-ordinate activities relating to parenting and parenting support.Its main objective is to implement the National Parenting Policy of Jamaica that gives support to parental organisations, by teaching them about the laws of the Child Protection Act, and ensuring that children are protected and not neglected.
DPP Says Police Investigators and Prosecutors Must Collaborate EarlyDPP Says Police Investigators and Prosecutors Must Collaborate Early
Ms. Llewellyn, who was addressing the 33rd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, on May 1, added that her office is well within its rights to refrain from going forward with a case if the evidence is deemed insufficient and weak. Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, says early collaboration between police investigators and prosecutors prior to taking a case to trial is critical. The DPP said she has seen many instances where the failure of early collaboration between the prosecution team and investigators allowed for cases to collapse before they even got started. “It helps if the prosecuting arm is consulted from very early,” she said. Story Highlights Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, says early collaboration between police investigators and prosecutors prior to taking a case to trial is critical.This, the DPP said, will lessen the chance for even the most skilful of defence attorneys to find and exploit loopholes or for a guilty person to walk free.Ms. Llewellyn, who was addressing the 33rd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, on May 1, added that her office is well within its rights to refrain from going forward with a case if the evidence is deemed insufficient and weak.The DPP said she has seen many instances where the failure of early collaboration between the prosecution team and investigators allowed for cases to collapse before they even got started. “It helps if the prosecuting arm is consulted from very early,” she said.She added that early collaboration makes for good in-depth investigations and where the evidence is such that perpetrators of serious crimes are often denied bail.Ms. Llewellyn said whenever recommendations are made to the DPP’s office, they are carefully studied before a determination is made as to whether a case should be prosecuted.“Sometimes matters are referred to me in order to take action. However, if I do my research and I find that it is not the way to go, then under the Constitution I can refrain from acting,” she explained.The DPP also cautioned law-enforcement agencies about the need for better communication, noting that the criminals work in tandem with each other and are very meticulous in planning their criminal activities.“We have to be very careful that we don’t lag behind. In this age of technology… in this age where we have transnational crimes… collaboration and working together is the way to go,” she said.Ms. Llewellyn said she is not the least bit perturbed by criticism, noting that as long as she is comfortable with the knowledge that the public good is being served, “then I have no problem with the criticisms”.“We cannot allow ourselves to be detracted by the criticisms. We have to do things like protecting our witnesses. We have to follow leads and ensure evidence is not tainted or compromised,” she emphasised.Delegates from the 25 ACCP member countries, other stakeholders and exhibitors from around the world are attending the conference, which ends on May 4.
zoom Greek owner and operator of container and dry bulk vessels Navios Maritime Partners has plunged into red as it reported a net loss of USD 52.5 million of the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to a net income of USD 41.8 million seen in the previous year.The result was negatively affected by USD 27.2 million of impairment loss on the sale of the 13,100 TEU containership MSC Cristina, sold for USD 125 million, and the 52,073 dwt Navios Apollon, sold for a total net sale price of USD 4.8 million.The company’s time charter and voyage revenues stood at USD 190.5 million in 2016, down from USD 223.6 million reported a year earlier, mainly attributable to the decrease in Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) to USD 16,364 per day from USD 19,739 per day reported in 2015.Despite the drop in numbers, Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, said: “I am pleased with the results for 2016, a year of many challenges.”“We actively managed our liquidity in 2016, generating about USD 151 million from the sale of vessels and securities. We also reduced long-term debt by almost USD 178 million and increased the collateral value of the Term Loan B by about USD 100 million. Overall, we are positioned to take advantage of a recovery in the dry sector,” Frangou added.For the fourth quarter, Navios Partners reported a net loss of USD 2 million, negatively affected by an impairment loss for the Navios Apollon, against a net income of USD 7.8 million seen in the same quarter in 2015. The company’s time charter and voyage revenues for the respective periods fell to USD 49.6 million from USD 53.3 million.The decrease in revenues was mainly due to a drop in TCE to USD 16,954 per day for the three month period from USD 18,223 per day seen in 2015, driven by a decline in the freight market during the year.Navios Partners has currently contracted out 72.6% of its available days for 2017, 38.2% for 2018 and 20.1% for 2019, including index-linked charters, respectively, expecting to generate revenues of approximately USD 111.9 million, USD 82.4 million and USD 54.7 million, respectively.The average expected daily charter-out rate for the fleet is USD 19,240, USD 26,690 and USD 24,972 for 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to the company.In a separate announcement, Navios Partners said that it intends to launch syndication of a USD 400 million term loan B, subject to market conditions. The company intends to use the net proceeds from loan to refinance the existing term loan B and to pay related fees and expenses.
Occupational Safety and Health Professionals ApplaudedOccupational Safety and Health Professionals Applauded
The efforts of occupational safety, health and environmental professionals to protect Nova Scotians from workplace injury and illness were recognized today, May 7. Nova Scotia is marking the inaugural national Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day, which will be held annually on the Wednesday of North American Occupational Health and Safety Week. “Nova Scotia has come a long way toward creating a safe work culture,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Labour and Workforce Development. “Today provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of occupational safety and health professionals in Nova Scotia,” Mr. Parent said. “Through their continued dedication to ensuring safer workplaces, the quality of life for workers in this province is being improved.” May 4-10 is North American Occupational Health and Safety Week. This year’s theme, Start Today! Live It Every Day!, draws attention to the need to focus on preventing workplace injury and illness everyday. For more information on occupational health and safety in Nova Scotia and to protect yourself at work, see the department’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/healthandsafety .
Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for ChesterPrecautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Chester
The Department of Environment issued a precautionary boil water advisory today, Feb. 3, for Chester. The advisory is for homes and businesses within the boundaries of Central Street to Water Street and from Union Street to South Street. Bacteria was found through routine testing of a dug well on Pleasant Street. Further investigation determined that a sewage line break led to bacteria in the well, which has since been repaired. The bacteria can come from human or animal feces that gets into lakes, rivers and water supplies. To make sure water is safe in potentially affected areas, it needs to be boiled for at least one minute before it can be used for drinking, preparing infant formula, making juices or ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking or brushing teeth. If boiling water is not possible, people should use bottled water. Learn more http://www.novascotia.ca/nse/water/privatewells.asp . The department is also testing the drinking water supply and monitoring the quality of ground water in the area. People will be notified when the boil advisory is lifted.
Hal Sparks To Host Mercy For Animals 15th Anniversary GalaHal Sparks To Host Mercy For Animals 15th Anniversary Gala
The Mercy For Animals 15th Anniversary Gala will take place on Friday, September 12th at The London, West Hollywood.The MFA gala, hosted by Hal Sparks and Jane Velez-Mitchell will honor Pamela Anderson (The Sam Simon Award), Moby (Compassionate Leadership Award), Yves Potvin (The Innovative Business Award) and Cody Carlson (The Hidden Hero Award).MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they so rightfully deserve. They serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy.Additional celebrities attending include: Sam Simon, Natalie Maines, Emily Deschanel, Tony Kanal, Alexandra Paul, Fiona Gubelmann, Drew Carey, Jennifer Tilly, Simone Reyes, Seba Johnson and Kathy Freston.When: Friday, September 12th, 2014Where: The London Hotel1020 N San Vicente Blvd.West Hollywood, CA 90069Find out more here.
By Majid MorceliSan Francisco – If you ask any Moroccan citizen their opinion regarding the recent elections, the swift answer would be that they “are useless and will not change their quality of life. The poor will continue to be poor and the rich will get even richer.” However, if you ask any Moroccan politician the same question, their response would be: “we are making progress.”Oddly enough, both responses are correct. One important point the majority of Morocco’s voters fail to grasp is that the electoral process is not a magic wand that will make one’s life easier, or even better. The electoral process is simply a tool for people’s voices to be heard and to choose the right candidate to represent and advocate for them. Nevertheless, candidates do not want people to know this. And for that, they frequently resort to powerful but empty slogans and false promises to lure people to the ballot box to vote for them.We all know that even those with good intentions will eventually fail to deliver on the promises they made prior to the elections. Instead, why not be honest to their constituency and inform them that getting out to vote is the right thing to do? Why not tell them that they need to vote in order for the next generation of Moroccans to live in a democracy, free from bribery and corruption, and under the rule of law where everyone is treated equally and with dignity?Moroccan voters’ perception of elections needs to be corrected. They need to understand that their vote will have more weight to improve the lives of future generations. If they really care about their children and grandchildren, then they should not sell their vote, and instead make the candidates they vote for earn it. Many of us have left our homeland to live in democratic societies. Future generations will not have to follow this trend. They will remain in the country and help build a more free, prosperous, and democratic Morocco.King Mohammed VI himself asked Moroccans not to sell their vote for a dirham or two, and vote for the sake of the country’s future. The King understands very well that the monarchy will only survive in a democracy in a similar capacity to the monarchies that still exist in Europe.The voter, in turn, needs to understand that elections are the cornerstone of democracy and should not be a favor rendered for a few dirhams. Moroccans voters should be proud of what they have accomplished so far.When Algeria flirted with democracy in 1990, 250,000 Algerians ended up dead when the military regime suspended the electoral process. Recently, the military regime in Egypt led by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi did the same thing: and has not hesitated to kill thousands of his own people, imprison the elected president, Mohamed Morsi, and sentence hundreds to death.We, in Morocco, did not have to resort to violence to make our voices heard. These elections were not without a few reported setbacks here and there, but overall, we can safely say that Morocco is on the right path.It is no secret that the electoral system in Morocco, with 30 political parties, is conspicuously formed to generate no real winner. Still, Moroccans should start thinking about reforming this system, rather than thinking about which candidate will hand us more dirhams.Elections are the right tool to hold those who make decisions on our behalf accountable for their actions (or inaction, for that matter).In order for the people in Morocco to understand what’s at stake, a certain level of education needs to be present. Let’s hope that during the next elections, people will be educated enough to vote for the right candidate, the one who has the experience and the right intentions to speak on their behalf, and not the one who buys their vote.The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
VMI pulls away on 141 run in overtime beats Stetson 8779VMI pulls away on 141 run in overtime beats Stetson 8779
DELAND, Fla. — Bubba Parham scored 30 points, Myles Lewis had six of his 15 in overtime and VMI beat Stetson 87-79 on Friday.Parham was 9-of-24 shooting, made five 3-pointers and had nine rebounds and five assists. Lewis made 6 of 10 shots and grabbed nine boards. Greg Parham added 13 points and Sarju Patel 11 for VMI (5-2).Leo Goodman scored 13 points and Abayomi Iyiola had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead Stetson (1-5).The Keydets used a 14-1 run to help outscore Stetson 18-10 in the extra period. Greg Parham and Patel each hit a 3-pointer and Lewis made a layup, two free throws and capped the surge with a dunk.The Hatters led 69-66 with six seconds left. Following a Stetson timeout, Marques Sumner fouled Bubba Parham with two seconds left. Parham made the first free throw then intentionally missed the second, and Tyler Creammer tipped it in to force overtime tied at 69. Creammer finished with nine points and 11 rebounds.The Associated Press
Ohio State womens basketball faces another top team No 3 Notre DameOhio State womens basketball faces another top team No 3 Notre Dame
OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball during a game against Wagner on Nov. 22 at St. John Arena. Credit: Elizabeth Tzagournis | Lantern PhotographerFresh off its first win over a top-10 team this season, the No. 10 Ohio State women’s basketball team (4-2) enters the Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to take on No. 3 Notre Dame (6-0). The Fighting Irish are the Buckeyes’ third opponent ranked in the top 3 thus far.Since opening the season with two losses — falling 88-80 against No. 2 South Carolina (7-0) and getting demolished 100-56 by No. 1 Connecticut (4-0) — OSU has bounced back with four straight wins.Although three of the four wins come against teams with a combined record of 7-9, the Buckeyes’ latest victory comes over then-No. 10 Texas A&M, 95-80, in the South Point Shootout, an early-season tournament held in Las Vegas over the Thanksgiving holiday. In the victory, sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell tied OSU’s single-game record for points, scoring an eye-popping 42 points on 12-of-20 shooting. She hit 15 of 16 shots from the line, as well. OSU coach Kevin McGuff said he sees the win as a confidence-booster heading into another game against an elite team in Notre Dame. “We showed people we weren’t afraid to play these people, but at some point you’ve got to start beating them,” McGuff said. “So I think it was important to win that A&M game, and hopefully our kids took a lot of confidence from that win.”McGuff’s team’s next test, the Fighting Irish, enter Wednesday night’s showdown with an efficient, balanced team on offense. Four players average double-digit points, including freshman guard Marina Mabrey, Notre Dame’s top bench player. Last week, Mabrey broke out and was named ACC Freshman of the Week, as she averaged 18.3 points, 7.3 steals, 5.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds over a three-game stretch. Notre Dame supplements Mabrey’s driving ability by surrounding her with 3-point shooters and post scorers. The Fighting Irish have made an astonishing 45.2 percent of their 3-point attempts. Leading the team from downtown is Mabrey’s sister, Michaela, who leads the team with 25 attempts from deep. The fans in attendance should not expect a slow-paced defensive battle. The Buckeyes’ style of utilizing the full-court press, fast-break points and quick shots has led to OSU averaging 82.7 points per game — and that includes its poor performance against UCONN. But Notre Dame tops that, averaging 88.3 points in its first six games.To complement its high-powered offense, Notre Dame boasts a plus-8.3 turnover margin, a category OSU usually thrives on due to its ball pressure and trapping. If the Buckeyes are to knock off the Fighting Irish, Mitchell and a duo of senior guards, Ameryst Alston and Cait Craft, must protect the ball on offense and force Notre Dame to turn the ball over.“We know that they’re an amazing team and they come with a lot of great players,” Mitchell said before Monday’s practice. “I think Coach McGuff and all the rest of the coaches will let us know what’s going to happen today so we can put ourselves in a good position.”OSU is looking to build of its experience in Columbia, South Carolina against No. 2 South Carolina to prepare for Notre Dame’s crowd.“Their crowd was crazy,” Mitchell said of South Carolina. “They’ve got a great atmosphere, a great environment for the fans. I know Notre Dame will have the same thing because they’re such a great team.” Student vs. teacherMcGuff said this battle of top-10 teams matters greatly to him, as he is able to face off against his mentor, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw.“She’s been so great to me and my family. You know it’s hard to play against your friends and mentors,” McGuff said. “But we’re two competitive people and when the lights come on on Wednesday night we’re both going to certainly do the best for our teams to try to win the game.”Prior to McGuff accepting the job as head coach of Xavier in 2002, he worked for six years as an assistant under McGraw at Notre Dame. During his time in South Bend, McGuff helped guide Notre Dame to two Final Fours, winning a national championship in 2001. He said he considers McGraw an important friend and mentor.“I just have great respect for her and how much success she’s had at that program and, more importantly, who she is as a person,” McGuff said.Kelsey Mitchell: On fireMitchell’s 42 points versus now-No. 12 Texas A&M tied Samantha Prahalis for OSU’s single-game scoring record. This, her fourth performance of more than 20 points in a row, led to espnW naming her its national player of the week, while the South Point Shootout selected her as the tournament’s most outstanding player.The preseason All-American is able to score from everywhere on the court. Mitchell averages 41.2 percent on 3-pointers and 85.1 percent at the free-throw line, as she is frequently rewarded for using her elite burst to drive into the lane. However, Mitchell continues to never take credit for her own success. She often brushes off comments about her record-breaking performance, preferring to talk exclusively about the team and the group’s goals.“I feel pretty normal, I don’t feel no different,” Mitchell said. “Whatever the case, whatever accolades, my coaches and my teammates put me in the right position.”Alexa Hart’s importanceSophomore forward Alexa Hart finally broke out in Friday’s 75-65 win over Liberty, when she scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds.The Buckeyes have struggled to defend and rebound in the interior, as Hart and junior forward Shayla Cooper play the majority of minutes in the paint. McGuff said he hopes Hart will pick up her game as OSU must negate its opponents’ main advantage of rebounding. The Buckeyes are being outrebounded by an average of six boards per game.“She used her speed, quickness up the court against Liberty’s bigger post players. That’s what we need out of her,” McGuff said. “She’s a really important part of what we’re trying to do here and we need that type of production on a nightly basis.”
Catching up with Ohio State sports played over spring breakCatching up with Ohio State sports played over spring break
OSU junior pitcher Tanner Tully (16) during OSU’s 12-1 win over Hofstra on March 18 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterStudents and faculty might be just getting back in the swing of things after being relieved of their responsibilities from March 11 to Monday for spring break, but many Ohio State athletics teams did not enjoy that same luxury.Things were business as usual for these squads, with some even using the time off from classes to pick up the pace of schedule.While details about how the OSU wrestling and women’s basketball teams fared in their NCAA tournament action over the weekend can be found elsewhere in the section, here is a rundown of how six other Buckeye units fared.BaseballOSU baseball played seven games over a nine-game stretch, starting with a four-game series in Las Vegas against University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Buckeyes split those four games, including a win in the final one before getting on the plane back to Columbus for their first home series.That series came against Hofstra, a team that came into the weekend just 5-11. That number became even worse, as OSU took care of business against the Pride with a three-game sweep.OSU allowed just four runs over the three games. The Friday home opener was marked by a 12-run offensive explosion, but things cooled down from there. The Buckeyes needed a late rally in Game 2 to grab a 4-2 win, while senior lefty John Havird tossed seven strong innings in the final game to lift the home team to a 2-1 victory and sweep.Now 11-6-1 on the year, eight of OSU’s next nine games are set to come at its home field at Bill Davis Stadium.Men’s basketballThe NCAA tournament might have been devoid of scarlet and gray this year, but that does not mean OSU didn’t have any postseason action after its quarterfinal exit from the Big Ten tournament.OSU players during a game against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament on March 10 in Indianapolis. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorCoach Thad Matta and the Buckeyes accepted a bid into the National Invitational Tournament, where they were a No. 3 seed.Their first draw came at the Schottenstein Center against Mid-American Conference runner-up Akron. In a tight game that featured 10 ties and 23 lead changes, it was fitting that regulation ended with the teams tied at 62.The overtime period was all OSU, however, as the Buckeyes outscored the Zips 10-1 in the final five minutes to take a 72-63 win and earn a second-round meeting with Florida.The matchup against the Gators proved to be a sloppy contest, with OSU shooting just 39 percent. Junior forward Marc Loving and freshman guard JaQuan Lyle combined for 39 of OSU’s 66 points, but it was not enough to top the Gators, who won 74-66, ending OSU’s tumultuous season.Men’s ice hockeyIt was Big Ten tournament time in St. Paul, Minnesota, over spring break, and the OSU men’s hockey team had as much momentum as anyone, coming in unbeaten in seven straight contests.That momentum certainly carried over to the Buckeyes’ first-round matchup with Michigan State. A third-period goal by OSU sophomore forward Matthew Weis knotted the game up at 3, which it remained until overtime.In that extra session, it was freshman forward Mason Jobst collecting a rebound and firing it into the net to keep OSU’s season alive for at least one more night.But it did prove to just be one more night, as the Buckeyes were unable to hold onto a 1-0 third-period lead over top-seeded Minnesota. The Golden Gophers came alive in the final period, getting four pucks past OSU junior goalie Christian Frey. The Buckeyes tacked on a goal late, but it was not nearly enough to avoid the 4-2 season-ending defeat to the eventual Big Ten runner-ups.OSU junior midfielder Johnny Pearson (30) during a game on March 19 in Denver. Credit: Courtesy of OSUMen’s lacrosse After a promising 5-1 start, the then-No. 20 men’s lacrosse team faced a big test over spring break, as it had three ranked opponents on the schedule. The Buckeyes, who could have asserted themselves nationally with a strong showing, instead stumbled, losing all three of those games. They opened with an 8-5 loss on the road to then-No. 14 Hofstra before coming back to Columbus, where OSU fell to then-No. 10 Towson in overtime on March 15, 10-9. At that point, the most difficult matchup still awaited the Buckeyes. OSU headed west to take on the defending national champions and top-ranked Denver. The Scarlet and Gray trailed by just one goal early on in the second half, but the Pioneers pulled away to win 15-6. OSU, however, is set to get another chance to right the ship against a premier opponent on Saturday. The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on No. 2 Notre Dame at 1 p.m. inside Ohio Stadium. Softball The softball team had a successful trip to Southern California, winning four of the five games it played in San Diego, headlined by a win over then-No. 24 Fresno State. The 9-6 victory was OSU’s second over a top 25 team this season. Fueled by a quick start, OSU (14-7) took down San Diego State 4-3 on Wednesday before playing four games in the San Diego State Tournament. The Buckeyes dropped their opener against Long Beach State 5-3 after surrendering three runs to the 49ers in the bottom of the sixth inning. OSU bounced back, however, defeating San Jose State 8-3 on Friday.The crown jewel of the trip was the Buckeyes’ victory over Fresno State. OSU rallied to tie the game in the fifth inning before sealing the deal in the sixth with three more runs. OSU finished the trip off on the right note Sunday afternoon against Cal Poly. After falling behind 2-0, the Buckeyes rattled off seven unanswered runs en route to victory. In the most recent polls, OSU was unranked but it received a few votes. But following their showing in Southern California, the Buckeyes now might break into the top 25. Women’s lacrosseOf all the teams mentioned, it is hard to argue that any is playing better than the OSU women’s lacrosse team. The No. 17 Buckeyes finished off a perfect five-game homestand with three victories over the week and a half of spring break.OSU freshman attacker Avery Murphy (27) during a game against Cincinnati on March 11 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe three wins were marked by stellar defense, as OSU gave up just 17 goals in the three games.Senior midfielder Cian Dabrowski was the standout during the stretch for the Scarlet and Gray, scoring eight goals over the three contests. Senior goalie Katie Frederick came up big defensively, stopping 17 shots overall.The wins were by scores of 11-5 over Cincinnati, 10-8 over Virginia Tech and 10-4 over Canisius.Now with a three-game road trip ahead of it, OSU will look to keep its home success going elsewhere.
Homeless man mourned by Jeremy Corbyn was suspected migrant sex offenderHomeless man mourned by Jeremy Corbyn was suspected migrant sex offender
The man was a regular at an emergency shelter run by central London homelessness charity The Connection.Pam Orchard, the charity’s chief executive, said: “These tragic deaths are not just statistics. Everyone who is homeless is someone’s son or brother or dad.”Scotland Yard said the death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious.Scotland Yard and the Home Office were unable to comment on the allegations of child sex offences. The man was discovered in Westminster underground stationCredit:Justin Tallis/AFP Jeremy Corbyn tweeted about the incident The Ministry of Portuguese Communities Abroad told Portuguese daily Expresso: “In 2014 he was deported to Portugal by the British authorities and assisted on his return.“In 2016 we were made aware he had been deported again from the UK for being in the country illegally.”When news of his death emerged Mr Corbyn wrote on Twitter: “I’ve just been told about the death of a rough sleeper right by the entrance to Parliament.“The powerful can’t carry on walking by on the other side while people don’t have a home to call their own. The homeless man whose death yards from Parliament was decried by Jeremy Corbyn was a migrant sex offender, it has been disclosed.The former model from Portugal who was found in Westminster underground station has been confirmed as 35-year-old Marcos Amaral Gourgel.Flowers were left at the scene of his death by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with a note reading: “This should never have happened. As a country we must stop walking by.”But Portuguese government officials confirmed that the man, of Angolan origin, had been deported from the UK twice before in 2014 and 2016.Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha also claimed his first deportation happened after he served prison time for sexually abusing a child. “It’s time all MPs took up this moral challenge and properly housed everyone.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Slack is so ingrained into my social well-being at the office I literally can’t imagine coming into work without it. Lots of other companies are also adopting the service. Do you work in a Slack-powered office? Have you developed your own Slack coworker trolling tips? Share them in a comment! Today I did what I do pretty much every weekday. No, not try to take over the world, Pinky. I went to work here at the fabulous Geek.com office in the heart of New York City. And when I sat at my desk did I immediately start creating the best dang content you’ve ever read? No, of course not. Instead, I opened up Slack, the hip, new online corporate communication tool.Whether you’re hating Monday mornings like a lasagna cat, getting over Wednesday hump days at lunch, or riding out the last few minutes of a Friday afternoon, Slack is there to improve your experience as a loyal thrall of capitalism. The service has been picking up so much steam it’s even advertising on Vice’s TV channel, which doesn’t make much sense since Slack is built for businesses not individuals but whatever.Slack’s actual purpose is for helping employees, both in an office and working remotely, communicate and coordinate more easily and efficiently on projects. But plenty of other software, from Trello to Basecamp to Asana, offers similar and some might say better functionality. The true value of Slack is more intangible, and it took me some time to realize it. What really makes Slack so essential to me, the thing about it that arguably lowers productivity while objectively raising enough morale to be worth it, is simple. Slack is perfect for trolling your coworkers.Here are some of my favorite methods for trolling coworkers on Slack. Slackbot Responses1/6 Being funny on Slack can take some effort, effort you may not have time for if you’re busy actually working. Lame. But don’t despair, you can outsource your sense of humor to Slack itself. Slackbot is the automated member of every Slack team there to assist users with the program. But Slackbot can do more than just keep track of how many Props an employee receives for cool accomplishments. Take your trolling to the next level by programming Slackbot responses. Whenever someone types in a certain phrase Slackbot will respond according to your wishes. Mention millennials? Slackbot will correct you with “Snake People.” GIFs and links work as well. Whenever someone here types Kingdom Hearts or Tetsuya Nomura, Slackbot will activate this appropriate Goofy/Evanescence music video. I don’t even need to be online anymore to troll.<><>
Cuts In The Budget For Commercial Fishing Have Lead To Staffing ReductionsCuts In The Budget For Commercial Fishing Have Lead To Staffing Reductions
DF & G Division Director Scott Kelley outlined the agency’s budget to the House Finance Subcommittee on Fish and Game on Thursday, February 1. According to reports presented by Kelley, the state has cut the department’s general fund by more than 36 percent since 2015, leading to an approximately 6 percent cut for the state Division of Commercial Fisheries. Kelley says the division also has cut smaller fisheries like herring in order to limit cuts to the lucrative salmon fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-commercial-fishing-cuts.mp3VmJennifer-on-commercial-fishing-cuts.mp300:00RPd Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has begun the process of reducing staff in the commercial fishing division due to increased budget cuts. Kelley told the committee that staffing has been reduced by roughly 11 percent since 2015, causing the division to limit personnel on weirs and other projects: “We have 278 permanents, 382 seasonals, and total positions in the division of 660. Overall the percentage change in staffing from 2015 to now is 11 percent. So we’ve reduced our staff by 11 percent since 2015.”
A VOTERS GUIDE To The Wilmington School Committee RaceA VOTERS GUIDE To The Wilmington School Committee Race
Watch WCTV Candidate Conversations:VIDEO: School Committee Candidate Jesse Fennelly Discusses His Campaign With WCTVVIDEO: School Committee Member Jo Newhouse Discusses Her Campaign With WCTVVIDEO: School Committee Candidate Jay Samaha Discusses His Campaign With WCTVWatch WCTV Candidates Night:VIDEO: School Committee Candidates Fennelly, Newhouse & Samaha Discuss The IssuesRead Coverage From Crier, Advocate, Patch, SunCandidate Profile: Samaha seeks School Committee seat (Town Crier)Candidate Profile: Fennelly runs again for School Committee (Town Crier)Candidate Profile: Newhouse seeks reelection to School Committee (Town Crier)Debate Recap: Candidates Night display selectmen, school choices (Town Crier) Debate Recap: Candidates Get Tasty As Charges Fly In Wilmington Debate (Lowell Sun)Candidates On Facebook:Jason Samaha For School CommitteeJesse Fennelly For Wilmington School CommitteePolls will be open this Saturday, April 27, from 8am to 8pm, at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center, Wildwood Early Childhood Center, and Town Hall. Not sure where you vote? Click HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSpecial Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”TOWN ELECTION UPDATE: Ballot Is Set — 9 Candidates For 3 Selectmen Seats Spread Over 2 RacesIn “Government”VIDEO: School Committee Candidate Jesse Fennelly Discusses His Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos” WILMINGTON, MA — At this Saturday’s Town Election, three candidates — Jesse Fennelly, Jo Newhouse, and Jay Samaha — are running uncontested for three seats on the Wilmington School.Have you been paying attention to the race? If not, Wilmington Apple has you covered!Read Closing StatementsJesse FennellyI want to thank the Wilmington Apple for another season of excellent election coverage and for giving us the opportunity to discuss our positions on issues facing the town. I also want to extend my appreciation to you, the residents of Wilmington, for taking the time to learn about the candidates on the ballot this coming weekend. You have three choices for three seats on the School Committee this year. I hope I have done enough to earn one of your votes. I am looking forward to (hopefully) being given a chance to represent you. And remember, you can always reach me on the campaign Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/JesseFennellyforWilmingtonSchoolCommitteeAlso, please don’t forget that while the School Committee race is quiet this year, we have 9 candidates for three seats on the Board of Selectmen. I hope the residents will share my sentiment that this is an important election, and I encourage everyone to get out this weekend and vote. Please, while you are at it, consider casting a vote for me for School Committee. Thank you.Jay SamahaWilmington is a great town with great schools and is a place we should all be proud to call home. I am excited about the challenges ahead and, if elected, will always work for the students, families, and community of Wilmington to the best of my ability. I believe that my combination of being both a parent in town and being a classroom teacher will bring a unique perspective to the school committee. I look forward to helping stabilize the district at all levels, increasing social emotional learning, focusing on special education, and finding appropriate solutions to issues in a collaborative spirit with my fellow school committee members and the Superintendent.I would like to thank my fellow candidates, Jo and Jesse. I have learned a lot from both of you and, if elected, look forward to working alongside you. I would also like to thank my wife, Amanda, our children, Avis and Nick, and the many friends, family, and colleagues who have helped along the way.I am asking for your vote this Saturday, April 27th.Read Campaign Announcements:Jay Samaha Pulls Paper To Run For School CommitteeJesse Fennelly To Run For School CommitteeRead Weekly Candidate Q&As: Samaha, Newhouse & Fennelly Evaluate Superintendent’s First 9 MonthsSamaha, Newhouse & Fennelly Discuss School Start Time ChangesSamaha, Newhouse & Fennelly Discuss District’s Special Education DepartmentSamaha, Newhouse & Fennelly Discuss Their Involvement In The School System & Community