6 days agoBrighton boss Potter proud of players in Aston Villa defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Potter proud of players in Aston Villa defeatby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter was proud of his players following their last-gasp defeat to Aston Villa.The Seagulls fell to Matt Targett’s last-minute strike, with the hosts prevailing 2-1, and the head coach stressed how proud he was of the players having seen his side play for a large part of the contest with ten men.He said, “It’s tough to take because the players were amazing and gave me everything.“With 11 players we were really good and worthy of our lead – the sending off affects the game and we played for nearly an hour with a man less, while still contributing to the match. “We still attacked often, so it’s heartbreaking to lose with the last kick, but I’m really proud of the performance.”Despite being a man down, Potter’s men created chances throughout the match in the Midlands, and the boss discussed the attacking style his side continued to maintain. “We still looked to win the game and the best way of hanging onto something is to continue to be yourselves,” he continued. “We played through their defence numerous times and weren’t camped inside our own half trying to defend.“We were positive and that’s what makes it more difficult to take – the reaction of the fans afterwards showed that they saw the quality and courage, but the game can be cruel.” last_img read more

Photo: Florida State WR Travis Rudolph Had Lunch With Boy With Autism So He Wouldn’t Eat Alone

first_imgFlorida State's Travis Rudolph eats lunch with a young autistic fan.Facebook/Leah PaskeTravis Rudolph, a wide receiver for the Florida State Seminoles, made the day of a young fan and his mother.During a visit to a local middle school, Rudolph sat down to eat lunch with a student with autism, so that he wouldn’t have to eat alone.Leah Paske, the boy’s mother, received a picture of the gesture, and penned an amazingly heartwarming Facebook post thanking him. It is absolutely worth a read. The full text of the post:Several times lately I have tried to remember my time in middle school, did I like all my teachers, do I even remember them? Did I have many friends? Did I sit with anyone at lunch? Just how mean were kids really? I remember one kid on the bus called me “Tammy Fay Baker” bc I started awkwardly wearing eye liner in the sixth grade, I remember being tough and calling him a silly name back, but when he couldn’t see me anymore I cried. I do remember middle school being scary, and hard. Now that I have a child starting middle school, I have feelings of anxiety for him, and they can be overwhelming if I let them. Sometimes I’m grateful for his autism. That may sound like a terrible thing to say, but in some ways I think, I hope, it shields him. He doesn’t seem to notice when people stare at him when he flaps his hands. He doesn’t seem to notice that he doesn’t get invited to birthday parties anymore. And he doesn’t seem to mind if he eats lunch alone. It’s one of my daily questions for him. Was there a time today you felt sad? Who did you eat lunch with today? Sometimes the answer is a classmate, but most days it’s nobody. Those are the days I feel sad for him, but he doesn’t seem to mind. He is a super sweet child, who always has a smile and hug for everyone he meets. A friend of mine sent this beautiful picture to me today and when I saw it with the caption “Travis Rudolph is eating lunch with your son” I replied “who is that?” He said “FSU football player”, then I had tears streaming down my face. Travis Rudolph, a wide receiver at Florida State, and several other FSU players visited my sons school today. I’m not sure what exactly made this incredibly kind man share a lunch table with my son, but I’m happy to say that it will not soon be forgotten. This is one day I didn’t have to worry if my sweet boy ate lunch alone, because he sat across from someone who is a hero in many eyes. Travis Rudolph thank you so much, you made this momma exceedingly happy, and have made us fans for life! #travisrudolph #gonoles#FSU #autismmom #fansforlifeRudolph was showed the post before practice, and his reaction was fantastic as well.Just spoke with #FSU WR Travis Rudolph. He told me he read the mother’s post before practice and that it nearly brought tears to his eyes.— Kenny Morales (@KennyMoralesTV) August 30, 2016Travis Rudolph: “He’s a cool person, I’ll hang out with him any day. And for the mom, if he needs my (cell) number, he can get it.” #FSU— Kenny Morales (@KennyMoralesTV) August 30, 2016Unfortunately, we have to deal with a lot of horrible issues in covering college football, often on a daily basis. It makes it far easier to know that the vast majority of players, like Travis Rudolph, are legitimately good people, and prove it with their actions off the field.[CBS Sports]last_img read more

Womens Gymnastics Ohio State sends seniors out with secondplace finish in home

The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team celebrates after freshman Morgan Lowe’s performance on balance beam on Sunday, March 11. The Buckeyes placed second in the meet. Credit: Megan Russell | Senior Lantern ReporterOn a night to honor its seniors, the No. 23 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team (10-5, 3-2 Big Ten) finished its last regular season home meet in second place behind No. 24 North Carolina State (15-7) and ahead of Central Michigan (8-7), posting a 196.525 score for the second-highest score the team registered this season and ninth-best score in program history.North Carolina State finished first with a 196.800 score and Central Michigan finished third at 195.175.“It was kind of a tail of two halves,” head coach Meredith Paulicivic said. “I feel like we just didn’t have the fire and the spunk and the energy on the first two events, just kind of flat. We kind of rallied the troops and said, ‘Come on guys. We need to fight, and have the greatest comeback, and let’s get it done in the second half.’”The Buckeyes were off to a slow start in their first two rotations, but began to turn the meet around in the third rotation on balance beam. Ohio State earned a 49.350 total on the beam, its highest score at the event of the season. Junior Jamie Stone and freshman Jenna Swartzentruber shared first place, each earning a 9.925. It was a career-high score for both gymnasts. Senior Stefanie Merkle started the beam lineup for the Buckeyes to earn a 9.875, tying her career high. “A senior starts a rotation and hits a really good beam set, and I think they [the team] just started building off of that,” Paulicivic said. “They had good energy to support her when she went up, she did well and they just kind of kept that up and built off of that.”Freshman Morgan Lowe also matched a career high on balance beam with a 9.850 tally. Gaining momentum from the third rotation, the Buckeyes finished the meet on floor exercise with a 49.400. Stone earned first place with her second 9.925 score of the night.Though the Buckeyes struggled on vault and floor exercise, the first two events of the competition, the team did not walk away without garnering some titles from the two events. Ohio State earned a 48.975 total in its first rotation on vault, with Stone and sophomore Olivia Aepli each earning a 9.875 to share third place for the event.The team improved in its second rotation on uneven bars where two Ohio State seniors shined. Mattern tied her career high of 9.900 to share first place with senior Kaitlyn Hofland.“Tonight was really emotional for me,” Mattern said. “I’ve been fighting some injuries, and stuff like that, but my team has been so supportive and there for me this entire time, so to be able to just go out there and do it for them, and just kind of be in that spot, it’s magical.” North Carolina State snagged first place on vault with a 49.325 total, and placed second for all other events on uneven bars (49.075), balance beam (49.200) and floor exercise (49.200). Central Michigan earned first place for its first event on uneven bars with a 49.150, and placed third for the remaining events on vault (48.875), balance beam (48.550) and floor exercise (48.600).“Heading into the postseason, I feel like it was a great lesson to learn,” Paulicivic said. “Again, we’re still learning, we’re still growing, so hopefully, also, hitting that beam set will sort of let them know what they can do. And my God, if we all put it together, then just who knows.”Although Ohio State had is last regular season meet at home, and celebrated the accomplishments of the seniors, the Buckeyes still have postseason ahead of them. After its next meet at 2 p.m. Friday in East Lansing, Michigan, Ohio State will still have the Big Ten and NCAA championships. The Buckeyes will also host the NCAA regionals. read more

Baseball Lonsway and Cherry help lead to Ohio States 75 win against

Ohio State redshirt freshman pitcher Seth Lonsway (11) throws a pitch in the Buckeyes’ game against Hawaii on March 23. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorSeth Lonsway had begun a trend through his first five starts of the season. In each of his odd-numbered outings, the redshirt freshman had allowed one run, striking out 25 in 16.1 innings of work. However, in his second and fourth start of the year, control became the issue, walking eight and allowing 10 earned runs in six innings pitched. But coming out for his sixth start of the year, the odd-numbered mentality continued, as Lonsway helped Ohio State (13-10) to its fifth straight win, a 7-5 victory against Hawaii (9-14) on Saturday. Lonsway recorded his second straight start of at least six innings of work, allowing three runs, one earned, on six hits and three walks. The redshirt freshman struck out nine, his most in a game since March 1. “His breaking ball’s nasty, when he is able to utilize it, he’s going to be tough because the fastball has a little life,” Beals said.For Lonsway, he said his approach is to not overthink things on the mound, using his three-pitch arsenal to get hitters out in a consistent fashion. “I try and be as consistent as possible,” Lonsway said. “We are figuring some things out and trying to be better than the previous start, not trying to do too much on the mound, but trying to command all three pitches and establishing first-pitch strikes.” Despite facing Hawaii redshirt junior pitcher Dylan Thomas, the former first-team All-Big West member as a closer, Ohio State’s offense, which has scored 12 runs and 19 hits in the previous two games against the Rainbow Warriors, continued its hot streak. Senior left fielder Brady Cherry gave the Buckeyes their first run of the game in the fourth, hitting a first-pitch fastball well over the center field wall for his sixth home run of the season. Cherry recorded two hits in three at bats for the Buckeyes, recording his 20th and 21st RBIs of the season. However, his first at bat did not go as planned. Watching four or five sliders, he struck out. But he knew what Thomas would use in his second at bat, taking advantage on the home run to center. “Wasn’t really sitting on it, but it looked really good and put a good swing on it,” Cherry said.  The Buckeyes continued their rally, with junior first baseman Conner Pohl and sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler each recording a single, advancing to second and third, respectively, after a throwing error by Hawaii redshirt sophomore left fielder Daylen Calicdan. Ohio State freshman center fielder Nolan Clegg drove both in, hitting a single to left field, extending the Buckeyes’ lead to 3-0. Despite allowing two runs in the top of the inning, the Ohio State offense was not done, recording four runs on five hits and an error before recording an out in the fifth, chasing Thomas from the game. Thomas allowed seven runs, five earned, in four-plus innings of work, giving up 11 hits and striking out six in his third loss of the season. “I thought it was big for us to beat [Thomas],” Beals said. “They feel like this is the way to use them and we were able to beat their best guy, bodes well for us heading into tomorrow’s game.”  Hawaii began to chip away at its deficit in the sixth inning, adding one run on a single by junior second baseman Jack Kennelly. But Lonsway forced a flyout to shortstop, stranding runners on second and third. In the fifth inning, Rainbow Warriors shortstop Maaki Yamazaki reached after Lonsway overthrew Pohl at first base, advancing to third and scoring the first run of the game on a ground out by junior second baseman Jack Kennelly. After Hawaii freshman center fielder Scotty Scott hit a double and Calicidan added a single, the Rainbow Warriors cut its deficit to one after a wild pitch by Lonsway, scoring Scott from third. In relief of Lonsway, junior pitcher Joe Gahm allowed two runs in the seventh inning on a walk and two singles in the seventh inning. For Cherry, the offensive consistencies for Ohio State is more than just putting up as many runs on the board as the team can. It’s about making the Buckeyes’ pitching staff more comfortable on the mound, allowing them to pitch with the lead. “Pitching with a lead is a lot easier than pitching in a tie game or a close game,” Cherry said. “If we can put runs on the board and play good defense, it should give pitchers a lot more confidence to go out there and throw strikes, stay relaxed and enjoy themselves too.” Ohio State will end its four-game series against Hawaii at Bill Davis Stadium Sunday at 1:05 p.m. read more

Higuain explains why he turned down Chelsea for AC Milan

first_imgGonzalo Higuain has explained that he decided to go to AC Milan due to their great desire to have him, whereas at Chelsea it felt like only Maurizio Sarri wanted himThe Argentine international had been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge over the past month following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Juventus that had deemed him surplus to requirements at Turin.At one point it looked certain that Higuain would be joining his former Napoli boss Sarri at Chelsea for the upcoming season with the Italian coach having been extremely keen on reuniting with the goalscorer for his debut season in English football.But it appears, despite Higuain’s record of 36 goals in 35 Serie A games under Sarri at Napoli, not everyone at Chelsea shared their new manager’s enthusiasm for the 30-year-old.“I have big respect for Sarri but he was the only one who wanted me at Chelsea,” said Higuain, according to the Evening Standard.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Here at Milan everyone wanted me. That’s why I chose Milan. The motivation and conviction they showed at Milan was fundamental.”Higuain has joined Milan on a season-long loan deal for €18m with the club having the option to make the move permanent next summer for an additional €36m.#GH9 and #MC33 are at Milanello! ???? What a warm welcome from a longtime friend! ???? Gonzalo e Mattia sono a Milanello! ???? Il benvenuto di Lucas Biglia all’amico @G_Higuain! ????#weareacmilan pic.twitter.com/4LsfkuQpEi— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 3, 2018last_img read more

TCIs International Fashion Designer Kazz Forbes for Islands of the World Fashion

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you UN appoints UB to investigate Bahamas Water Security Related Items:kazz forbes, oscar de laa renta, saint george fashion house, unesco, world fashion show Kazz Forbes no longer managing Miss TCI Universe; may not happen for 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSouth Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands; Sunday, November 2nd 2014 – Kazz Forbes of Saint George Fashion House will showcase a haute couture collection at the sixth installment of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, as a Guest Designer November 8th, at Fort Charlotte, Nassau, Bahamas.Highly anticipated, Islands of the World Fashion Showcase 2014 will be held November 7th and 8th and will feature fashion designers from Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica, Nigeria, Turks and Caicos, The Bahamas and the United States of America presenting an array of haute couture, prêt a porter, resort wear and swimwear collections at Fort Charlotte, that will be transformed into a Fashion Pavilion set to rival major runways around the world.“It is a pleasure to have Kazz Forbes representing Saint George Fashion House join us for this edition of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase. I have had the privilege of seeing Kazz make his debut into the fashion world several years ago in New York and I have observed his growth and that of Saint George Fashion House since then. He has made significant strides and it is hoped that his presentation at this event will catapult him even further. Could we possibly see the next Oscar de la Renta emerge from the soil of the Turks and Caicos?” said event producer Owen Bethel.Since 2008, Islands of the World Fashion Showcase has held to the platform it was charged by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its promotion of cultural diversity, and as a means to bring value-added levels of production to the fledgling fashion industries in developing nations, particularly more vulnerable small island developing states.The intent of Islands of the World Fashion Show is to draw attention via international media and trade exposure to the skills and creativity across the spectrum of the fashion industry in the islands. To date in excess of 130 designer showcases representing 20 countries have presented their creations on the catwalks of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase.Closing out the event is what promises to be another unique experience. “Arte y Moda”, which translates to “Art and Fashion”, is a 26-piece collaborative collection hailing from Cuba. Attendees will experience a spectacle of fusion of art, fashion and music created by seven Cuban designers.For more information and updates visit www.islandsfashionweek.com.END EU Ambassador Concludes Hurricane Rebuild Projectlast_img read more

TCI Food for Thought Fundraiser

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 2, 2018 – Providenciales – Sunday 25 February 2018 was a beautiful day for 300 brunch guests to enjoy a delicious meal in a delightful setting while supporting a worthy cause. Food for Thought is a charity that provides breakfast to hundreds of children in Turks & Caicos.Mango Reef Chef Flourent put on a magnificent and tasty spread for the charity’s supporters, who sipped mimosas and enjoyed fabulous steel drum music while they ate.  They further supported Food for Thought by participating in the raffle and silent auction to raise more money for the much needed breakfast programmes, and by bringing along some nonperishable food items for the charity’s food bank!  The event’s younger supporters were kept entertained by face painting, a nail polish station, and colouring books. Header & First insert: Guests enjoying their buffet brunchSecond insert: Children waiting for the face paintingThird insert: Food for Thought supportersFourth insert: Val Kalliecharan on the Steel DrumsAs The event organisers would like to thank KB Home Center who generously sponsored the food, Gilley’s Enterprises for the mimosas, the wonderful Val Kalliecharan for donating his services, and all of the many sponsors and volunteers who made the event such a success.  And, as always, thank you to our Partner Sponsor Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Real Estate for their ongoing support.Jeanne and Karen Savory (Food for Thought Co-Founders) wish to express their gratitude for all the community’s support for this event, and in general.  “Providing breakfast to a few hundred students may not seem like much, but to some of the students it is really an important addition to their day.  Teachers very quickly reported improved attention and attendance.  We could not do it without the amazing support from the community.  We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed, in so many ways, to the achievements of this charity.”“Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support our third annual Sunday Brunch – we were particularly pleased to welcome the Honourable Minister for Education to the event.  It was heartwarming to see 300 members of the community come together to support this cause.Mango Reef did such a lovely job and we are so very thankful to Chef Flourent, Alexis, and the whole Mango Reef team for all their hard work.  Thanks also to the kind event sponsors KB Home Center and Gilley’s Enterprises!  And of course we cannot go without mentioning our awesome helpers, Joan and Tara, and the rest of our brilliant volunteers. We are aiming to expand our Programmes to reach even more children so the fundraising never stops!  Please visit foodforthoughttci.com for more information about the charity’s work and details about donating, or contact us at info@foodforthoughttci.com or 242-FEED.”Food for Thought would like to thank the following wonderful sponsors of its brunch: Mango Reef, KB Home Center, Gilley’s Enterprises, Caya Hico Media, Val Kalliecharan, Rogdreka Rolle of Khye’s Body Art, Flowers by EA, Point Grace, Nautique Sports, Sailrock, Brilliant Studios, Goldsmith’s, The Addenda, The Spa at Seven Stars, Conch Shack, Kiss n Make Up, Flamingo Pharmacy, Bayview Motors, Grace Bay Club, West Bay Club, Caicos Tea, Solana, Tangled, Hezron Henry, Sun Charters, TCI Coffee Roasters, Fay Ninon, Olabasi, Sand Dollar Images, Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding, Swift Delivery Services, Island Fire Supplies, Sotheby’s, BCQS, Griffith’s & Partners, Coriats, Savory & Co., Mark Osmond Dental Clinic, Karam & Missick.   Also, special thanks to Joan, Tara, Carol, Debi, Gerry, Matt, Rori, Shaqueena, Madi, Louise, and last but not least Richard and Robin Savory. Release: Food For Thought TCIPhoto credit: Cayo Hico Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Bruce Morris Rejoins Source Media

first_imgThree years after leaving Source Media as part of a restructuring, Bruce Morris rejoins the financial publisher as part of a new restructuring in which he will oversee both the Investment Advisor and Technology groups as executive vice president and managing director (Morris previously served as president of the company’s banking and corporate groups). Morris replaces former Investment Advisor group publisher Jennifer Weiss, who left to join 1105 Media. His first official day back at Source is August 10. “I’m still an equity holder in Source and I got a call a couple weeks ago about the restructuring and asking if I was interested,” Morris told FOLIO. “This is a great opportunity to come back to a business I spent 14 years with and considering I’m still an equity holder, I get a chance to take care of my investment.”Source CEO Jim Malkin said, “A consummate professional, Bruce knows the B2B space, the products, the players and the market.  He will be able to add real value to our teams’ efforts and enthusiasm as they continue to build on the momentum gained in recent months.” Since leaving Source, Morris had served as COO of Louise Blouin Media, publisher of Art+Auction and Modern Painters.last_img read more

Mercedes might pull CClass from Alabama to make room for SUVs report

first_img Post a comment 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: Capability and hustle combine Mercedes-Benz Review • 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan: A sport sedan in search of balance Enlarge ImageThe C-Class is still mighty good, but its design and tech is now a generation behind. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow Even as gas prices fluctuate, buyers continue to favor SUVs and crossovers in ever-greater numbers, pushing sedans by the wayside. It’s such a strong push that it might cause at least one automaker to move its sedan manufacturing outside US borders to make room for more utility vehicles.Despite its position as its best-selling sedan in the US, Mercedes-Benz might move C-Class production out of its Alabama plant, Automotive News reports, citing sources “familiar with the situation.” Mercedes-Benz declined to comment to AN. The C-Class came here in 2014, a five-year process that, according to the report, was met with much pearl-clutching from German unions.The reason for its departure is simple — even though it still sells well, other cars sell better. And by cars, I mean “light trucks,” which include SUVs and crossovers. According to AN’s report, Mercedes-Benz estimates that some 60 percent of its US sales next year will be high-sided vehicles. It’s also taking up space at an already busy plant: Operating at 93 percent capacity, the plant is also responsible for popular utes like the GLS-Class and GLE-Class, both of which are expected to see increased sales over the next few years. The C-Class has occupied an ever-shrinking slice of Mercedes’ US market production, so it seems like the right time to plan a move.But where will it go? AN’s report points out that Mercedes also builds the C-Class in Germany, South Africa and China. Production of US-spec C-Classes would likely move to South Africa, where there’s plenty of plant capacity. Alabama is also gearing up for a whole lot of electric vehicles. The plant is in the midst of a $1 billion upgrade that will add electric-vehicle production to the facility’s portfolio. AN’s report clams that two new EQ vehicles, positioned similarly to the GLE and GLS, will start production in Alabama in 2020 and 2022, respectively, although Mercedes-Benz has not announced those vehicles yet. Even without its bread-and-butter C-Class, the automaker’s production doesn’t sound like it’s slowing down any time soon. Tags 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 looks good, performs better 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 review: More luxurious and techy than ever 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class first drive: ‘The S-Class of SUVs’ earns its titlecenter_img More From Roadshow Share your voice 0 More about 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan Mercedes-Benz Sedans Car Industry 67 Photoslast_img read more

Lexus Level 2 Automated Highway Teammate on track for 2020 rollout

first_img 2019 Lincoln Nautilus review: A classy, comfy crossover 0 Tags Lexus Speaking to journalists this week at a Lexus Milestone event, celebrating 30 years of the Lexus Brand, Executive Vice President of Lexus International, Koji Sato, shared that “in 2020, Lexus will introduce the Automated Highway Teammate.”This isn’t exactly news — we’ve known that Highway Teammate was coming since it was announced at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. However, Sato did share more information about the specifics of what we can expect when this system hits the road next year.When asked about the SAE level of autonomy for the system, Sato responded: “Officially, Level 2 is the reality… starting out, the project will release at level 2 in 2020.”That means hands-off highway cruise control under certain conditions, but also the requirement for the driver to remain at attention with their eyes on the road while the system is active with some sort of driver attention monitoring in place. Similar to Cadillac’s Super Cruise system, Highway Teammate will steer itself to stay between the lane markers and adjust its throttle and braking to follow a leading car.Lexus LS+ Concept at 2017 Tokyo Motor ShowWe can expect to learn more about Lexus’ autonomous driving roadmap at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year. Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow Autonomous Highway Teammate should go a step beyond with the ability to handle highway lane changes, merging and diverging. Sato tells us that, “Our plans for the future include updating the functions for the conditions,” meaning that the system will also learn and receive updates over time, gaining new functionalities as the automaker sees fit. Sato went on to explain that Lexus sees autonomy as only part of the experience that it will offer to future drivers and that engaging, human-piloted driving will continue to be a large part of the Lexus experience. “The technology in a future Lexus will be ‘my co-pilot that helps me live my most amazing life,'” Sato continues. “We will continue to offer a human-focused Lexus driving experience. We will never forget the value of driving for luxury customers.” Autonomous Vehicles Auto Tech Post a comment Lexus 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan review: A breath of fresh(er) air More From Roadshow Share your voice 2019 BMW M850i Convertible review: A grand tourer you’ll just want to drivelast_img read more

Elon Musk Newt Gingrichs 2 billion moon prize is a great idea

first_imgNASA is up against an extremely challenging 2024 Trump-imposed deadline for its Artemis mission to take the next man and first woman to the moon. The mission is expected to cost $20 billion to $30 billion and has already been hit with delays involving the Space Launch System rocket development.SpaceX, however, is moving forward at a breakneck pace in building its next-gen Starship spacecraft, which is meant to handle missions to Earth orbit, the moon and eventually Mars. The company is assembling two different orbital prototypes.If Gingrich’s idea comes to fruition, it wouldn’t be the first time that prize money has been dangled for a moon landing. The $30 million Google Lunar XPrize for an uncrewed moon-landing mission ultimately went unclaimed by 2018. It still had the effect of pushing innovation. Former XPrize team SpaceIL very nearly landed a spacecraft on the moon in early 2019. (It crashed instead.)SpaceX and Blue Origin already have their eyes set on moon missions and have signed on with NASA to investigate moon lander prototypes. A $2 billion government carrot wouldn’t hurt. SpaceX’s illustration envisions its spacecraft passing the moon. SpaceX Big money can spur big innovations. Imagine the US government ponying up $2 billion for a private company to put a lunar base on the moon. SpaceX founder Elon Musk is down with that. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is pushing the idea of a sweepstakes to encourage companies like SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to handle the heavy lifting of returning humans to the moon for much less than it would cost NASA to do so, Politico reported Monday. Gingrich is apparently trying to convince President Donald Trump to back the move.Musk is on board.”This is a great idea,” Musk tweeted. Gingrich responded to Musk on Tuesday by tweeting, “Very cool. Thanks, Elon Musk!” Post a comment Eyes on the moon 0 Share your voice Blue Origin Elon Musk Jeff Bezos NASA Space SpaceXcenter_img 17 Photos Tags NASA taps SpaceX, Blue Origin and others for Artemis lunar lander project Jeff Bezos unveils Blue Moon lunar lander, plans for huge space colonies Sci-Tech Beyond Apollo: See NASA aim for the moon with Artemis 2024last_img read more

Reliance looks for investment opportunities in JK Ladakh after scrapping of Article

first_img PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Revocation of Article 370 IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/7:41Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-7:40?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani addresses at company’s 42nd Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on Aug 12, 2019.IANSReliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Monday said that the company is committed to support the developmental needs of the new Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and that it will create a task force to explore investment opportunities in region.At the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the company, he said that the company would make a lot of announcements on the developmental initiatives it plans to take in the newly-created Union Territories.”We stand committed to support the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in all their developmental needs. Reliance will create a special task force and you will see a lot of announcements on Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and our developmental initiatives in the coming months,” Ambani said.His statement comes days after the Central government annulled Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The government also bifurcated the state into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh.About the philanthropic work of the Reliance Foundation, Ambani, during the AGM, said that it has touched the lives of more than 2.9 crore people across the country and through its rural transformation programmes, improved the livelihoods of over 80 lakh people across 19,000 villages.”Last year, our foundation provided relief and rehabilitation to people impacted by natural calamities in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. As we speak, our teams are involved in relief and rehabilitation efforts in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala,” he said.last_img read more

Drug peddlers in BNP being tracked down Minister

first_imgObaidul Quader file photoRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader has said the authorities are finding drug peddlers in opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).“Search is on to find who are where… who are where in BNP even… who are big fish and who are small fry. It’s being investigated who are involved in drug trading,” said Quader while speaking at a seminar in the capital on Tuesday.AL organised the seminar marking the World Environment Day at the National Museum auditorium.Addressing opposition BNP, Quader said, “It’s being scrutinised as to whom of you are involved in the drug trading.“I saw a circular on the newspaper about BNP’s Dhaka city north unit committee. Newspaper reports say the [new] committee includes drug peddlers and criminals.“So, it’s you [BNP] who admitted that the newly formed committee includes drug addicts and drug peddlers. It’s being scrutinised who else of you are involved in the drug peddling,” claimed Quader.In reference to the call of the European Union to investigate deaths of drug suspects during the ongoing anti-narcotics campaign, Quader said, “European Union is our friend and our development partner. They can seek the investigation.“But, we ourselves are doing investigation. Sheikh Hasina’s government itself is enough for the investigation. None should pay heed to this.”The AL general secretary said investigation is underway about the killing of Ekramul Haque of Cox’s Bazar.“Sheikh Hasina doesn’t compromise with anything unjust and unfair. She [Hasina] repeated spoke of making sure that no innocent people are killed during the drive.  “If any innocent people fall victim, the culprits will not go off scot-free. They will also be brought to justice. We’ve embarked on the drive after making necessary arrangement for safeguarding all sides.”Dwelling on the next general elections, the ruling party general secretary claimed that the 5-January polls were held following necessary rules and regulations.“Time and time will wait for none even if BNP doesn’t come to the elections. Constitution and democracy wait for none,” he said.last_img read more

Sports Clinic Planned for West Baltimore Youth

first_imgThe son of late West Baltimore activist Gwen Shelton, Kibwe Shelton, will be holding a sports clinic for youth on May 23. (Courtesy Photo)The son of the late activist Gwen Shelton is starting a Saturday sports clinic for youth in West Baltimore that he hopes to run throughout the summer.Using donations collected during a series of free fitness classes he has been offering in Druid Hill Park, Kibwe Shelton will hold his first clinic for youth ages 5-18 on Saturday, May 23. This first event will include a deejay, moon bounce, sno-balls, popcorn and face painting.“What I’m going to try to do is, I’m going to get the kids together—we’ll talk briefly, go over the rules, we’ll stretch a little bit, I’ll give them the camp rules—and then, once I have their attention, I’m going to try to sit and talk with them for about 20 minutes, just to let them know how important they are to our community [and] how much I need them,” Shelton said. “At some point, I won’t be able to do my job, so somebody has to do it, so I’m relying on these guys.”The hope is that the clinic can run throughout the summer, said Shelton, and he will continue to offer his free fitness class on Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. by the tennis courts in Druid Hill Park) as a means of collecting donations to help fund the clinic.  Shelton is also collecting monetary donations via Paypal, which can be sent to him using the e-mail kibwe801@gmail.comSo far, after holding three of those free morning classes for adults, Shelton has received about $1,000 worth of donations, some of which has already been distributed to residents of Gilmor Homes as well as to demonstrators at some of the civic actions that have occurred in previous weeks in Baltimore.The first clinic on May 23 will be held 11 a.m. at Easterwood Park, 1500 N. Bentalou St. For Shelton, the clinic is an opportunity to further his mother’s legacy.“I don’t want her work to go in vain,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going on in the community because I’m not there every day. I don’t see what’s going on, but the work that she has done, the groundwork that she has laid, I want to keep it going.”ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

If Spotify Is Holding Town Halls for Songwriters They Must Be Open

first_imgEarlier this month, Amazon, Google, SiriusXM and Spotify challenged the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision to increase the compulsory mechanical rates paid to songwriters by 44% over the next five years. The streamers have come under fierce criticism for the move, which they claim is over the complexities of the CRB’s rules but is widely assumed to be an attempt to obtain a more favorable rate. Over the weekend, news broke — via a leaked private email from Advanced Alternative Media CEO Mark Beaven — that Spotify is considering holding Town Halls for songwriters in Los Angeles and Nashville to discuss the matter. (Spotify declined comment but sources close to the situation tell Variety that such meetings are in the works.) Beaven, who called his initial email “overstated and overly dramatic” and noted that it was never intended to be seen by anyone but the addressees, has revised the letter. It appears in full below. Dear Songwriter Family and Friends,I am sure you are aware of Amazon, Google, SiriusXM/Pandora and Spotify’s legal challenging of the Copyright Royalty Board’s rate increase for songwriters, which would raise rates 44% incrementally over the next five years.Songwriters are a grassroots community and as such have little organized structure to combat bad actors and events in the community. That is why songwriters fell so far behind with streaming services: Labels, with their greater leverage, got there first in licensing their content and songwriters got squeezed. We are still fighting our way back to the balance they should enjoy.As you may know, the songwriting and publishing communities, with the adept leadership of the NMPA, achieved the CRB increase — it’s not where we wished to end up based upon where things started; but, it’s an excellent and meaningful step forward in both compensation and respect for songwriters.These four streaming services wish to challenge and take back that increase. Remember, as history, Spotify started their negotiating position with the rate court with the premise that songwriters would get less rather than more. Yet songwriters are put forth as a key feature in Spotify’s consumer-facing Secret Genius campaigns and the awards — while the company attempts to claw back significant earnings from them.For the music industry to be healthy for all, songwriting needs to be a viable business, one with a measure of middle class. Hits make money — for songwriters, nothing else really does at this moment, and only those regularly writing hits can sustain themselves. If, say, a sizable hit generates $1-2 million for its songwriters over its one-to-one-and-a-half year life, these days there is generally not just one one writer — it’s often up to eight and even more — and most successful songwriters have a publisher and team, which get a good percent. Then there are taxes to consider, along with living expenses and other basics — and songwriters are often based in Los Angeles, New York or London, some of the most expensive cities in the world. The money just doesn’t go that far — even with a smash hit. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Spotify made a lot of money with its public listing — and, well done. But, their existence is based on offering access and curation to works created by songwriters.Streaming services are not villains; they are businesses. As such, they must recognize songwriters as essential to their business and ensure they are healthy and able to create. Both parties need each other and must find a better way forward.Thank you in advance for standing up for songwriters and yourself. This isn’t the first challenge and it won’t be the last. A united front holds firm into the future, and ensures our best music.I wish you well.Mark BeavenMark Beaven is founder and Co-CEO of Advanced Alternative Media, Inc., a 37-year-old management company representing profile songwriters, producers, mixers, artists and executives.    center_img Popular on Variety And most songwriters don’t have hits, or have them infrequently at best. And, without more songwriters feeling they can at least make a living, we find ourselves with fewer songwriters coming in — and mathematically fewer good and great ones. Without a steady influx of the best possible songs, how will music fare against the many other options for spare-time engagement?Spotify is getting pushback from songwriters, publishers and their supporters — but, let me be clear: It’s not that Spotify is a not a friend, or isn’t otherwise adding value for songwriters. We just have some major issues of contention.While this dialog is in process, Spotify is campaigning to put a friendly face on things. They are exploring holding “Town Halls” for songwriters in both Los Angeles and Nashville. It is a good idea. Based upon what is found in their published writings on the matter thus far, Spotify’s press team is adept at positioning their story, and many in the songwriting community have questioned their take on the CRB appeal (see Spotify’s blog post on it, and the NMPA’s response). Discussion and debate is healthy — but if there are to be such Town Halls, there needs to be a voice in the room representing songwriters that is familiar with all the issues and their voluminous details.To that end, we suggest that NMPA CEO and chairman, David Israelite (or a designate), be involved in these Town Halls, as well — along with interested parties such as Songwriters of North America, Nashville Songwriters Association International and the press, along with any of the entities challenging the increase. If Spotify doesn’t agree to this, songwriters should strongly consider not attending and respectfully advising Spotify they will not do so until there is an open forum. If such a gathering is to be genuine, it should be truly a forum for all voices and opinions in the matter.last_img read more

A convention to understand Indian heritage

first_imgIndia bleeds creativity. Be it in any field- art, culture, music, dance or theatre. We are also home to numerous varied techniques of creativity that has been passed down from generation to generation but in these modern times and in the hustle bustle of life we don’t pay attention to the symphony of life. SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth), an organisation made for this purpose recently held a conference to address the crowd about their work, their future plans to uphold the art forms of the past and details for the Memorial Concert for Vidhushi Kishori Amonkar by Padma Vibhushan awardee Vidhushi Girija Devi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSPIC MACAY founder Kiran Seth, wants to spread the word about their international convention, for their 40th year at IIT Delhi from June 5 to11. Every year SPIC MACAY organizes International Convention to give exposure to the youth from all over the world about the cultural and traditional values that India has preserved in various forms since times immemorial. Conventions follow a rigorous schedule starting with Yoga early in the morning, interactions and workshops during the day and ending with concerts in the evening. The goal of these conventions is to bring the youth from the entire country and from all walks of life to a common platform, where they can exchange ideas, share experiences and get inspired to propagate the movement in the years ahead. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveParticipants get to experience the performances by great maestros and get an insight into culture and music of India, its values and ethos. “This particular convention, will be a grand event with students getting up at 3:30 am during the very special time called the “Brahma Mahurat”, they will learn various art forms like, music, dance, traditional art and craft from celebrated masters who excel in their field, they will attend lectures, movie screenings and concerts and receive holistic food that is necessary for the development of mind and body. On the penultimate day, the students will put up an exhibition to demonstrate what they have learnt over the days, followed by an overnight concert which will serve as the culmination of an intense experience created through five continuous performances of classical dance and music by India’s top performing artists. On the last day, heritage walks will be organized to some of the heritage sites,” said the founder. The idea of organizing the convention is to contrive the unique ashram-like atmosphere to leave an impact on the new generation. Over 4600 registrations have been received from those who are interested and only 1500 participants will be selected On the penultimate day, the students will put up an exhibition to demonstrate what they have learnt over the days, followed by an overnight concert which will serve as the culmination of an intense experience created through five continuous performances of classical dance and music by India’s top performing artists. On the last day, heritage walks will be organized to some of the heritage sites,” said the founder. The idea of organizing the convention is to contrive the unique ashram-like atmosphere to leave an impact on the new generation. Over 4600 registrations have been received from those who are interested and only 1500 participants will be selectedOver 4600 registrations have been received from those who are interested and only 1500 participants will be selected with all their board and lodging covered at IIT Delhi. Registrations are still open for those who want to be a part of this experience.last_img read more

Telecom Italia TIM has appointed Alessandro Pica

first_imgTelecom Italia (TIM) has appointed Alessandro Picardi, chairman of digital satellite platform TivùSat and director of strategic development for platforms at public broadcaster Rai, as its new chief of public affairs, reporting to CEO Luigi Gubitosi.Picardi replaces Francesco Russo, who is leaving the company. Prior to his current role at Rai, Picardi was Director of Institutional and International Relations at RAI and from 2015 to 2018 he was a Director in the Auditel Board.  Previously, he served as VP corporate affairs at Alitalia. He has also served as head of institutional affairs at telecom operator Wind and as advisor for institutional relations and relations with the Vatican at Sky Italia.Picardi joints TIM as the battle for control of the company between leading shareholder Vivendi and hedge fund Elliott Advisors once again heats up. Vivendi this week condemned what it describes as “time-wasting tactics” employed by TIM board members backed by Elliott who have successfully resisted its call for an immediate shareholders meeting, with the meeting now scheduled to take place on March 29.Vivendi is trying to oust Elliott board members and regain control of the telco, which it lost in a shareholder vote engineered by the hedge fund in May last year. Vivendi-backed CEO Amos Genish was subsequently ousted in a coup organised by Elliott in November and replaced by Gubitoni.last_img read more