F2 Logistics takes 3rd place, nips Generika

first_imgAra Galang defense keeps the ball for F2 as team mate Abbt marano, Kim Fajardo and Import Sydney Kemper looks over. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOF2 Logistics woke up from the wrong side of the bed but still ended up better than Generika, 25-17, 27-25, 25-19, 25-14, Thursday night in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Arena.F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus said his wards were “too tired” because of the succession of games, but was grateful they eked out their sixth win in nine matches.ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK We are young Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND MOST READ The win allowed the Cargo Movers to take solo third place and within striking distance of outright semifinal slot.Hayley Spelman and Ara Galang accounted for 15 points each,w hile Sydney Kemper helped up with 13 markers for F2 Logistics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThe Life Savers absorbed their 9th defeat in as many game despite double-digit outputs of Polina Liutikova, Darlene Ramdin and Shaya Adorador. Liutikova had 15, while Ramdinand Adorador made 11 and 10, respectively.The only winless club in the league managed to win a set and for a brief moment appeared to have a shot at the match. But Aby Marano and Spelma closed down the lanes with three blocks each to nip the rally in the bud. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tough battle ahead as UAAP Final Four begins Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View commentslast_img read more

Mozilla Releases Weave 0.2: Filling in for Browser Sync

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Tags:#Browsers#news#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Not too long ago, Google announced that it was going to stop the development of its Browser Sync project. Browser Sync automatically synchronized bookmarks between different computers. Mozilla just announced a new version of its own bookmarks synchronization product, Weave, which was first announced last December as a Mozilla Labs product. Its first version, while already interesting, wasn’t quite up to par with Google’s offering. With this latest version, Mozilla aims to fill the gaps left by the demise of Browser Sync – at least for Firefox 3 users.Mozilla especially reworked the installation procedure for Weave. Now, users are walked through the process after initially installing the plugin. Going Beyond BookmarksBesides just synchronizing bookmarks, Weave also saves cookies, passwords, form data, tabs, and the browsing history. These can be turned on and off selectively, though by default, they are all turned on. In the future, Weave will also start synchronizing themes, plugins, and microformats.One noteworthy difference between Browser Sync and Weave is that Weave, at least in its current implementation, does not work in real-time. Weave will automatically schedule when to synchronize bookmarks or users can initiate the process themselves. Mozilla has also implemented an initial framework for sharing data with XMPP-based notifications, but so far, it doesn’t seem like there is any front-end access to this framework just yet. In the future, though, this could be used for all kinds of interesting projects and might provide a good way for Mozilla to tie all its different projects together closer. API?When the first version of Weave was released, it seemed Mozilla was going to provide developers with an API to hook into by version 0.2. However, the current release does not mention an API anywhere, so it looks like developers will have to wait just a little bit longer before they can start developing their own tools on top of the Weave framework.CompetitionThere are, of course, already quite a few services available that provide a very similar function, most notably Foxmarks (which we named one of the Top 10 Firefox add-ons in 2006) and Del.icio.us. There are also numerous other bookmarking service available through plugins for Firefox (and IE) and while it has abandoned Browser Sync, Google hasn’t (yet?) given up on the development of Google Bookmarks, though.By making Weave part of the standard installation of Firefox at some point, though, and by providing a web front-end, Mozilla could easily bypass all of its competitors by providing a more seamless experience. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

At ISC, Intel® Technologies Unleash the Intertwined Future of AI and HPC

first_img15:0015:2015:40PANEL: HPC in ManufacturingIT Transformation for Industrial CompetitivenessMarie-Christine Sawley,IntelGerd Buttner, AirbusWim Slagter, ANSYS®TBD, GridcoreRolf Fischer, Intes, 19:45The Power of Neptune: How to Increase Performance & Reduce Energy ConsumptionVinod Kamath, Patrick Moakley and Lidia Wojdat,Lenovo 19:15Hybrid HPCJean-Luc Assor, Lori IngleHPE 11:0011:2011:40PANEL: Intel Select Solutions – Intro to Professional VisualizationJim Jeffers,IntelDan Stanzione , TACC, TX Luis Paulo Santos, Univ of Porto, Portugal Francesco Ruffino, Amazon  Michael Migliore, Kitware  Ullrich Becker-Lemgau and Werner Krotz-Vogel, Intel 17:00What’s new with Intel® Omni-Path ArchitectureSusan Bobholz, Intel TIMETopicHost/Speakers Guest 13:003D Convolutional GANs for fast detector simulationSofia Vallecorsa, Federico Carminati, and Gulrukh Khattak, CERN 17:0017:2017:40HPC in the CloudUser Panel: How do Users Consume Cloud Services? Customer Experiences in Consuming HPC Solutions from the Cloud. What Sets the Players Apart?  Does it Support Hybrid?  What about GDPR?Ullrich Becker-Lemgau,IntelAndrew Cusick, DXCTony Spagnuolo, RescaleGisli Kr. , AdvaniaMark Parsons, EPCC, University of EdinburghKarlheinz Pischke, Microsoft Azure 10:2010:4011:00PANEL: HPC Workloads/Apps  – Skylake & OPAAswathy Nair, IntelWim Slagter, ANSYS®Keith Foston, SiemensPiush Patel, AltairSameer Shende, University of Oregon 17:00Accelerating modern physics simulations with FPGAsTobias Kenter and Christian Plessl, Paderborn University 13:20Advances Made in ANSYS Fluent® on Intel® Omni-Path Architecture and Latest Intel® ProcessorsWim Slagter,  ANSYS® 14:0014:2014:40PANEL: HPC in the Cloud – Hybrid HPC, What Works What Not, Cloud HPC Providers Sharing their ViewsBill Magro,IntelJon Thor Kristinsson, AdvaniaDave Hanlon,HPC SA DXCGabriel Broner, RescaleGeoff Newell, Appsbroker  Hugo Meiland, Microsoft 18:0018:2018:40KEYNOTE: Supercomputing: Redefined  (in Panorama 2) Dr. Raj Hazra, Corporate Vice President at Intel 13:40The Exascale Deep Learning and Simulation Enabled Precision Medicine for Cancer ProjectThomas Brettin, Rick Stevens, and Fangfang Xia, Argonne National Lab 12:0012:2012:40PANEL:Innovative NVM Solutions for HPC Storage and MemoryAndrey Kudryavtsev,IntelSven Oehme, Spectrum Scale ResearchZivan Ori, Dualport NVMe Storage, E8 StorageDr. Alexander Moskovsky, General Manager, RSC TechnologiesVladimir Mironov, Senior Researcher, Lomonosov Moscow State University TIMETopicHost/Speakers Guest 14:40EXHIBIT HALL OPENS 15:00 16:00Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor FamilyVladimir Kostarev, Intel 16:20Harness the Power of Supercomputing in the CloudGirish Bhatia and Stacey Mccallum, Cray 09:40EXHIBIT HALL OPENS 10:00 a.m. 17:20Application performance and scaling on OPAJeffrey Salmond, University of Cambridge 13:40Application OptimizationCase analysis of large-scaled on Xeon + OmniPath HPCJerry Liu, Inspur 15:00Intel Optane and NVM solutions for HPCAndrey Kudryavtsev, Intel MONDAY, June 25th 15:20Towards a modular supercomputer architecture for HPC and Data AnalyticsNorbert Eicker, Morris Riedel, and Hans-Christian Hoppe, Juelich Supercomputing Center and Intel 14:20Swarm64 S64DA – Accelerate high-performance data processing and analyticsJuri Schmidt,Swarm64 AS 10:00Fast and Accurate Training of an AI Radiologist on Intel Xeon-based Dell EMC SupercomputersLucas Wilson, Alex Filby, Nishanth Dandapanthula, Onur Celebioglu, Valeriu Codreanu and Damian Podareanu,Dell/EMC, SURFsara 11:40Intuitive Visual Performance Modeling & Tuning – Using Roofline Analysis for Performance TuningZakhar Matveev and Mike Lee,Intel 17:20OpenHPC Deep Dive: What’s New in PBS Pro v18Piush Patel and Bill Nitzberg, Altaircenter_img 15:0015:2015:40PANEL: Women in HPC: Diversity ChallengesSusan Bobholz,IntelToni Collis, Women in HPC Carolyn Coke Reed Devany, Data VortexMarie-Christine Sawley, Intel 12:0012:2012:40PANEL: Convergence of AI and HPCBinay Ackalloor,IntelProf. David Keyes, KAUSTVikram Saletore, IntelValeriu Codreanu, SURFsara B.V.Gaurav Kaul, AmazonSofia Vallecorsa, CERN 14:40HPC for industrial applications on Intel® platformsR. Fischer, M. Ast, H. Manz,INTES – Ingenieurgesellschaft für technische Software GmbHand M. Klemm, Intel 19:30MEGWARE HPC Clusters, an Energy Efficient Intel® Select Solution for Simulation and ModelingAxel Auweter,MEGWARE Computer Vertrieb und Service GmbH 19:00Building a Balanced Artificial Intelligence SystemPamela Sufi,Penguin Computing 16:40Hyper-converged and ultra-compact RSC Tornado solution for HPC, datacenter and cloudAlexey Shmelev, RSC Group 17:40Designing efficient big memory systems in HPCAndrey Kudryavtsev, Intel 16:00Dell EMC Solutions, in partnership with Intel, are providing the infrastructure to enable a broader definition of HPCAdnan Khaleel and Monika Gupta, Dell/EMC 18:00 EXHIBIT CLOSES 18:00 TIMETopicHost/Speakers Guest TUESDAY, June 26th – Industrial Day 10:40Recent advances in OSPRay rendering in ParaViewDavid Demarle,Michael Miglioreand Joachim Pouderoux,Kitware SAS 16:40True HPC Cloud (IaaS): The Holy Grail of HPCGisli Kr. and Jon Thor Kristinsson,Advania Intel is excited to be a part of ISC High Performance 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, June 25–28. ISC brings together academic and commercial disciplines to share knowledge in the field of high performance computing. Our presence at the event will include keynotes, sessions, and booth demos that will be focused on the future of HPC technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and visualization. Also featured in the Intel booth: The Intel Collaboration Hub hosting eight in-booth panel discussions and 25 Intel and partner presentations.Throughout Intel’s presence at ISC, we will showcase how the industry and the world are entering an advanced era of HPC that now includes AI technologies. The data and algorithmic innovations powered with deep learning have led to a sharp increase in the need for compute. As deep learning and other AI techniques evolve with massive data sets and image sizes, they will continue to require high compute power that scales to the size of HPC infrastructures. Intel will showcase how it’s helping AI developers, data scientists and HPC programmers transform industries such as healthcare, retail and finance by tapping into HPC to power the AI solutions of today and the future.Let’s take a look at a few key sessions and demos presented by Intel. We’ll also discuss where and how to engage with Intel at the show.Key Intel SessionsKeynote: Supercomputing Circa 2025Dr. Raj Hazra, Corporate Vice President at Intel, will discuss emerging technologies that will accelerate discovery and innovation. The convergence of AI, analytics and simulation and modeling provide new opportunities and challenges for every organization and will require new system architecture for HPC. Dr. Hazra will explore new system level architecture approaches that will help global HPC leaders reach new breakthroughs in system performance and capabilities.Speaker: Raj Hazra, Corporate Vice President at IntelDate: Monday, June 25, 2018Time: 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.Location: Panorama 2, ForumKeynote at the HP-CAST Event: New Era in HPCTrish Damkroger, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Technical Computing Initiative, Enterprise and Government at Intel will keynote at the HP-CAST, HPE’s user group meeting for high performance computing on the New Era in HPC. She will discuss the changing landscape of technical computing, key trends in HPC, and the convergence of HPC-AI-HPDA that is transforming the industry and ensuring technical computing continues to fulfill its potential as a scientific tool for insight and innovation. Trish will also provide an overview of Intel’s technical computing strategy, products, and ecosystem collaborations that are driving this transformation.Speaker: Trish Damkroger, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Technical Computing Initiative, Enterprise and Government at IntelThis keynote will take place at the HP-CAST event.Machine Learning Day at ISCWithin the last few years, machine learning has become a vital topic within the HPC community. Vendors see the development as an opportunity to expand their high-performance solutions into a new and fast-growing market, and traditional HPC users are incorporating these techniques into their workflows to speed processing and extract greater insights. ISC High Performance will provide a special focus on this subject matter with a one-day track on Wednesday, June 27, where Pradeep Dubey, Intel Fellow at Intel Labs and the Director of the Parallel Computing Lab, will speak in the following session:Session: On Scale-out Deep Learning Training for Cloud and HPCPradeep Dubey, Intel Fellow at Intel Labs and the Director of the Parallel Computing Lab will be one of the featured speakers for Machine Learning Day at ISC. He will discuss how the exponential growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) has accelerated the need for training deep neural networks in hours or even minutes. This can only be achieved through scalable and efficient distributed training, since a single node/card cannot satisfy the compute, memory, and I/O requirements of today’s state-of-the-art neural networks. However, scaling Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD) is still a challenging problem and requires continued research/development. This entails innovations spanning algorithms, frameworks, communication libraries, and system design. In this talk, Pradeep will describe the philosophy, design, and implementation of Intel Machine Learning Scalability Library (MLSL), support in popular DL frameworks, and present proof-points demonstrating scaling DL training on 100s to 1000s of nodes across Cloud and HPC systems.Speaker: Pradeep Dubey, Intel Fellow at Intel LabsSession: Scalable Machine Learning SystemsTime: Wednesday, June 27, 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.Location: Panorama 2Intel booth activities located in Messe Frankfurt, Hall 3 (upper level) F-930The Intel Collaboration Hub, located inside the Intel booth, will be the place to get updates from Intel, meet experts, experience panel discussions, and see the latest from Intel. Below are two panel discussion highlights. Click the link below to see the full schedule:Panel: Intel® Select Solutions – Intro to Professional Visualization Hosts: Jeff Jeffers, Senior Director, Senior Principle Engineer, Visualization Engineering at Intel; Ullrich Becker-Lemgau, Technical Marketing Engineer, Intel; and Werner Krotz-Vogel, Technical Marketing Manager, IntelTime: 11 a.m.Location: Intel Collaboration Hub inside the Intel boothPanel: Convergence of AI and HPCHost: Binay Ackalloor, Director, Business Development, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning at IntelTime: 12 p.m.Location: Intel Collaboration Hub inside the Intel boothPlease see the full schedule of the Intel Collaboration Hub speakers and panels below. Intel ISC Booth DemosDemo: AI on IA—Brain Tumor SegmentationSee an interactive demo of a solution built by Intel to help identify brain tumors. This solution uses deep CNNs to segment brain tumors in 2D MRI images, using 2016 Brain and Tumor Segmentation (BraTS) dataset and containing 31,000 2D MRI scans at 240×240 pixel resolution. Each brain has 255 slices, and the dataset represents ~120 individuals. Intel will deliver a flexible deployment architecture that provides great performance and T.C.O for GE Imaging C.T. group to deliver deep learning applications for their imaging modalities. The result is a trained model that is able to segment brain tumors just as well as a neuroradiologist. Intel then passes along the final MRI images and segmentation maps to EchoPixel* for visualization.Demo: Defined VisualizationSee the latest Intel® Select Solution that uses software-defined visualization and state-of-the-art Intel ingredients for modeling with visualization of even the most complex and large data sizes. The demo will showcase automotive CFD Analysis with OpenFOAM*, ParaView v5.5* using OSPRay* to demonstrate high visual fidelity of software-defined visualization using ray tracing to display an animation of airflow over a moving vehicle.Demo: Application Acceleration with FPGA This demo is built around the Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA (Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA) and demonstrates how FPG-based processing provides high performance and low power. See how to dynamically configure an FPGA to run multiple functions or workloads using partial reconfiguration. The workloads run on the FPGA will be file compression, genome sequencing, image recognition, and video segmentation. The demo will use the Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria 10 GX FPGA, a robust collection of software, firmware, and tools to make it easier to use Intel® FPGAs for workload optimization. The Acceleration Stack abstracts the FPGA design, enabling software application developers to leverage the benefits of FPGAs.Demo: Distributed Deep Reinforcement Learning on CPUAn Adam optimization algorithm with a batch size of up to 2048 is a viable choice for carrying out large scale machine learning computations. See how this optimization is used to train an Atari agent to play games, which resulted in substantially decreasing the training time. The results were collected using a multi-node Intel® Xeon® processor-based cluster (formerly codenamed Haswell) and the optimized TensorFlow* for Intel® architecture. We will demonstrate the progress of the training model, including detailed hardware configuration and software stack, as well as visualization of all critical parameters of the training algorithm and their progress over time.At ISC, see how Intel is leading the way in the convergence of AI and HPC, and partnering with organizations to create solutions that are solving the problems of today and tomorrow. You can engage with us in various sessions (see the ISC schedule) and in the Intel booth (Messe Frankfurt, Hall 3 (upper level) F-930). You can also follow and engage with us on social media @IntelHPC and follow the #ISC18 hashtag.The full Intel Collaboration Hub schedule (taking place in Messe Frankfurt, Hall 3 (upper level) F-930):  17:40Exploiting HPC Technologies to Accelerate Big Data Processing and Associated Deep LearningDhabaleswar Panda and Xiaoyi Lu, Ohio State University WEDNESDAY, June 27th – Machine Learning Day 13:20Scaling up Deep Learning on SupercomputersDamian Podareanu, Valeriu Codreanu, SURFsaraVikram Saletore,Intel 13:00TAU Performance System and TAU Commander*Sameer Shende,University of Oregon 13:00VENDOR SHOWDOWN (in Panorama 3)Nash Palaniswamy 10:20Moving to Skylake and Beyond with the latest Intel® Compilers v19.0Keith Perrin, MSC Software 18:00 EXHIBIT CLOSES 18:00 11:20Moving to Skylake and Beyond with the Latest Intel Compilers v19.0Fabio Baruffa,Intel 14:00Next Generation MPI – Intel® MPI Library 2019 Technical PreviewDmitry Durnov and Mike Lee, Intel 16:20Interactive Supercomputing to Enable Machine Learning at Lincoln LaboratoryAlbert Reuther,Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10:00EXHIBIT HALL OPENS 10:00 a.m. 16:0016:2016:40OpenMP Panel: API Version 5.0 is Knocking at your Door – Grill the ARBMike Klemm, Intel Host Christian Terboven, RWTH AachenMartin Schulz, Technical University of MunichBarbara Chapman, Stony Brook UniversityXavier Teruel, Barcelona Supercomputing Center 15:40BigDL: Distributed Deep Learning on Apache Spark*Michael Steyer, Intellast_img read more

Super Trans Tasman A Family Affair

first_imgNot many opportunities arise in sport where families can represent Australia at the same time, but the creation of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series will see several families in the Australian contingent get to share the honour together. One of the families sharing the experience are the Gillards, with Brett representing Australia in the Men’s 50’s side and son Josh wearing the green and gold for the first time from Tuesday in the 20’s Boys team. The Gillards are just one of many family combinations that are in the Australian contingent for the Super Trans Tasman, which include twins Amy and Holly Smith, marriages including Dylan and Emily Hennessey and Erin and Dean Taylor and sisters Sarah and Laura Peattie, just to name a few. We caught up with the Gillards in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series about sharing the experience together and how much it means to wear the green and gold jersey. Congratulations to both of you for making your respective Australian teams, how much are you looking forward to the Super Trans Tasman Series?Brett: Enormously, it’s always a great opportunity when you play for Australia and it’s extra special to have Josh there, I’m filled with a lot of pride to watch him play, that’ll be really special. Josh: I’m stoked, it’s a pretty big honour to represent your country and like Dad said it’s pretty special that I get to be over there with him. Was it ever a thought that maybe one day you could represent Australia at the same time?Brett: I had always hoped that we may end up somewhere like that, only a couple of years ago we were both playing in the same Premier League side, so that was nice to reach that level. I sort of figured that it wasn’t going to happen at a New South Wales level, we both played State of Origin this year and to back it up with this is really good and quite exciting.What have you told Josh about playing at an Australian level?Brett: Not that much, he only needs to focus on his own game and he knows that, he certainly knows enough to perform at that level. He’s had so many years under his belt of Premier League now, he’ll find it, not easy, but he’ll cope with it quite well. It won’t be the daunting prospect of such a large leap for him. Other than that, he’s only got to focus on his own game and getting that right and I think he’s pretty much there. Josh, what can you tell us about the 20’s Boys team?Josh: We’ve got a really good attacking side, we’ve just got to make sure our defence is good, we’re going to score plenty of touchdowns. It looks like the team has a lot of fun together and gets along very well?Josh: It’s good fun, the coaches are legends, they are good fun to be around. There’s plenty of banter. Brett: They’ve got an enormous boost having Sam Brisby back in the team. That gives them a lot of experience. He played a World Cup in 2011, so he’ll bring a lot to the team. Brett, can you please tell us a bit about your Men’s 50’s side?Brett: We’ve got a plethora of experience, players with enormous ability, three Hall of Famers, Tim Kitchingham, Dave Cheung and Garry Lawless. We’ve got Mick McCall as our assistant coach and Bruce Ager (as coach), he’s quite experienced at this level now. We’ve got a lot of blokes with a lot of experience, there’s only three debutants and the three of them are very strong players. We should do very well. How good is it that you can continue to still play at this level and have similar teams each time?Brett: It’s very good, it’s great to still be able to play around with mates at this level. It shows the benefit of Touch, where Josh and I are still able to play the game and at this level, it is the family game. It is underappreciated for that. How nice is it that you can actually be there to cheer each other on in New Zealand?Brett: It makes it very special, I hope that Josh relishes the moment and enjoys every bit of it but knows he’s got that level of support there with him. It really makes it special, and the reverse for me, it’s nice to know that he’s sitting in the stands watching. Josh, how much has your Dad helped you over the years?Josh: An unbelievable amount, he’s put in plenty hours on and off the Touch field, he would have spent at least three years with me and all of our younger friends developing us, making us better players. And just the one-on-one stuff with me, we spend two or three days a week at least over at the park practicing individual skills.And it must be nice to see a lot of the younger Manly players coming through and representing Australia in those age groups?Brett: That started with Josh’s age group, with Sam Brisby and Simon Lang, that was the group that started the development, Daniel Chiddy was a part of that too. To recognise there was a need there and that’s when we got serious about it and really started to develop those guys and we’ve kicked it on since there and that’s been the bonus for Manly, a lot of that development has gone on and developed into Scorpions.  There are plenty of ways that you can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, which is taking place in Auckland from Tuesday, 5 February until Sunday, 10 February 2013. Touch Football Australia will be reporting live during the games on its social media pages, which can be found by clicking on the links below:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the #transtasman2013 hashtag)Instagram – Search for ‘Touch Football Australia’The www.austouch.com.au and www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com websites will have all of the latest news, information, stories and match reports uploaded to the sites. Highlights from the series will also be uploaded to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel throughout the event – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Be sure to also send in your message of support to the Australian teams in the lead up to the series, which will then be posted on the www.austouch.com.au website in the lead up to and during the series. You can do this through any of our social media sites or send an email to media@austouch.com.au with your message.Related LinksSTT A Family Affairlast_img read more

9 months agoCrystal Palace striker Sorloth already off mark for new club Gent

first_imgCrystal Palace striker Sorloth already off mark for new club Gentby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth is already off the mark for new club Gent.Sorloth joined the Belgians on-loan and scored twice in the friendly win over Holstein Kiel.After the 6-1 victory, he told VG: “It’s really good. It’s good to get started this way. It’s nice that the teammates see that I can play football.”I chose Gent because of (coach) Jess (Thorup). He got the best out of me in Denmark. When going for a six-month loan, it is nice to be sure that the coach knows what I stand for.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Urban Meyer Says “Everything Is Fine” And There’s “No Issue” With Braxton Miller’s Instagram Photo

first_imgBraxton Miller promotes Advocare products.Last week, Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller posted a photo on Instagram that was believed by some to possibly be an NCAA violation. Miller, a rep for Authentik Fitness, promoted the nutritional products in the photo and listed his email as a point of contact for potential buyers. Under NCAA bylaws, student-athletes are not allowed to use their likeness to help companies profit. According to Urban Meyer, though, “everything is fine” and there is “no issue.” Urban Meyer answers @CantonRepdotcom ? About Braxton Miller NCAA endorsement issue “everything is fine. No issue.”— toddporter (@toddporter) March 30, 2015That’s, obviously, good news for Ohio State fans. The Buckeyes open their 2015 season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech. Will Miller be the man behind center?last_img read more

How Donald Trump boosted Nova Scotias lucrative lobster industry

first_imgHALIFAX — Canada’s largest and most lucrative lobster fishery is slated to get started Saturday off Nova Scotia’s southwest coast, where about 5,200 fishermen are geared up for what is expected to be another profitable season — thanks in part to Donald Trump. “The market keeps increasing, especially in China,” said Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association, based in Yarmouth, N.S. “From a fisherman’s perspective, we’re expecting a good shore price … It looks like a very positive outlook.”Berry, a fisherman for 39 years, has plenty of reasons to be optimistic.Demand from Canada’s largest export market, the United States, remains strong, thanks to a healthy U.S. economy and a weak Canadian dollar.As well, the industry is benefiting from the American president’s ongoing trade war with China, which prompted the Chinese government in July to impose a 25 per cent import tariff on many U.S. goods — including lobster.“It makes it very hard for the Americans … to get their product into China,” said Berry, whose group represents fishermen aboard 970 boats in Lobster Fishing Area 34, which extends off the western edge of Nova Scotia.His group decided Thursday to start setting their traps Saturday after rough weather delayed the start of the season, which was supposed to open on Monday. Another 700 boats from LFA 33, which extends from the Halifax region to the province’s southwestern tip, are also ready to drop their traps on Saturday.In economic terms, it’s difficult to overstate the value of the industry, which tops every other Canadian seafood business in terms of landed value. It employs about 30,000 harvesters in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec, where there are about 40 lobster fishing areas.However, the two zones off southwestern Nova Scotia are by far the biggest producers.Together, they accounted for 35 per cent of the $1.4-billion worth of Canadian lobster harvested last year.They hauled in 31,800 tonnes in 2017-18, generating a landed value of $502 million — the second-largest landed value on record. In 2015, they caught 39,000 tonnes valued at a record $567 million.In 2016, auto dealerships in southwestern Nova Scotia reported strong sales, with at least one dealer saying it wasn’t unusual to see lobster fishermen paying $65,000 in cash for a new pickup.As well, local boat builders have reported a growing backlog on orders for vessels worth upwards of $500,000.Even though landings in southwest Nova Scotia have doubled since the late 1990s, demand for the tasty crustaceans has kept pace and the lobster population appears to be in good shape — thanks in part to a lack of predators, like cod.Last year, Canada exported 21-million kilograms of live lobster to the United States, and about 10-million kilograms to China.Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada, said the Chinese tariff on U.S. lobster has provided a big boost for the Canadian industry.“The Chinese, basically, stopped buying U.S. lobster,” said Irvine, whose advocacy group represents harvesters, live shippers, processors and First Nations. “They needed lobster, and they started buying (more) from Canada. That has caused quite a dramatic jump.”Published reports have suggested some American lobster buyers are shipping their lobster into Canada, where they are being labelled as a Canadian product to avoid the Chinese tariff.Meanwhile, Canada’s year-old free trade deal with the European Union, which reduced an eight per cent tariff on live lobster to zero, has led to a 55 per cent increase in exports to Europe, according to federal figures.“In Europe, we have a very strong advantage over the Americans,” said Berry, noting that the tariff remains in place for U.S. lobster.Amid all of this good news, fishermen in southwest Nova Scotia are expecting a good price at the dock for their catches. When two other lobster fishing areas opened in the Bay of Fundy earlier this fall, fishermen were getting at least $7 per pound, Berry said.“That bodes well for us,” he said, adding that prices at this time last year were hovering around $5.50 — a price that allows fishing boat captains to turn a profit.Earlier this month, Nova Scotians were reminded of the growing importance of live lobster exports to China when a Boeing 747 cargo jet operated by SkyLease Cargo overshot a runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. No one was seriously injured, but a 120-tonne shipment of live lobster had to find another flight to Asia.In August, airport officials announced SkyLease would be operating two flights a week for First Catch, a Chinese-owned seafood freight forwarding company.Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

42 million spent on drilling license near Halfway River First Nation at

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C.’s coffers will be getting just over $42 million from a drilling license that was auction off in the provincial petroleum and natural gas land rights sale this week.Landsolutions GP Ltd. paid $42,052,202.00 for a 1,847-hectare drilling license in the provincial auction, which was held on Wednesday, June 13th. The parcel, which overlaps the Halfway River First Nation and the proposed Tsaa Nuna Conservancy on the other side of the Halfway River from the First Nation, went for a whopping $22,767.84 per hectare.Scott Land & Lease Ltd. purchased two of the other three parcels that were up for auction in the sale for a combined $22,952.16. The last parcel of land to fetch such a high cost was a 5,542-hectare drilling license bought by Scott Land & Lease Ltd. Last July. That license brought in over $77 million, though the cost per hectare was lower, at just under $14,000/hectare.June’s sale saw by far the most amount of money spent by companies on acquiring land rights this year. In May companies spent just $1.3 million, though that number is higher than the lowest tally of the year in April when companies spent just over $200,000.So far this year, the Province has generated $59.4 million from land rights sales, which is higher than the $33.4 million that was spent in all of 2015 and 2016 combined.last_img read more

Raman Singhs soninlaw charged with Rs 50 cr fraud

first_imgRaipur: Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son-in-law, Puneet Gupta, has been charged with misusing his post and committing financial fraud of Rs 50 crore during his tenure as the superintendent of a state government hospital in Raipur. The police said they have been investigating the case but Gupta has not been arrested yet.According to the police, superintendent of DK Super-Specialty Hospital K K Sahare had filed a complaint at the Golebazar police station alleging irregularities to the tune of Rs 50 crore during Gupta’s tenure. Acting on the complaint, police filed a case under Section 420 against Gupta. Senior Superintendent of Police Devendra Charan Patel said on Saturday that Sahare has mentioned in his complaint that large-scale irregularities took place when Gupta was the superintendent of the hospital from December 2015 to October 2018. He alleged that Gupta misused his influence and bypassed rules to appoint doctors and other staff, and also misused government funds to buy such machines that had nothing to do with treatment of patients.last_img read more

Sujit Bose sets deadline to bring Bagri safety guidelines into effect

first_imgKolkata: The Minister of State (MoS) Fire with independent charge Sujit Bose on Wednesday visited the Bagri Market and reportedly assured the shopkeepers that Fire department would extend all cooperation to reopen the market shortly.He said some safety guidelines need to be followed by the market authorities and if the traders follows the Fire department suggestions they would shortly get the clearance to reopen their shops. According to sources, shop owners and members of Bagri Market Central Kolkata Traders’ Welfare Association had earlier requested the fire department to provide necessary clearance to reopen the shops in the market as the businessmen were facing huge losses. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBose had asked the traders’ welfare association to submit an undertaking to the Fire department that the 11 points, which the department had suggested earlier will be followed accordingly. On Wednesday, Bose along with other fire officials went the Bagri Market to check its present situation. After inspecting the market premises, Bose asked the shop owners and traders’ welfare association authorities to implement those 11 points suggested by the department. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayInstallation of an underground reservoir with capacity of 50,000 litres, installation of smoke detectors-sprinklers, conversion of manual pumps to automatic, demolition of illegal part of the market and changing of diesel run transformer to dry transformer were some of the suggestions made by Sujit Bose during his visit to the market on Wednesday. Bose told the shop owners that if the association follows the Fire department guidelines then they would get the clearance within a week of submission of the undertaking. He provided seven days to the traders’ welfare association to submit the undertaking. A massive fire had broken out at the Bagri market a few months ago. About, 30 fire tenders were pressed into service. Ashutosh Singh, president of Bagri Market Central Kolkata Traders’ Welfare Association, said: “Businesspersons are happy with the suggestions made by Bose and his department as it is ray of hope for them. Singh said out of 11 points, four points have been taken care of and the problems have been sorted. He assured that the remaining seven points will be looked into soon and the orders from the Fire department will be followed accordingly. “We are grateful to the minister as responded positively to our demands. The suggestions made by him will definitely help us. The rectification process is on. We are doing it step-by-step. We have been granted seven days to submit the undertaking. Bose said after the submission of the undertaking, clearance will be given within seven days,” said Singh.last_img read more