All-rounder Thisara Perera has been named to lead Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series against India, beginning December 10 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPA) Stadium, Dharamsala.The 28-year-old will take over the captaincy from opener Upul Tharanga, whose captaincy saw Lanka slump to three 5-0 whitewashes this year.Perera, who was in charge of a depleted T20I side that played against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore last month, will lead the side in the 50-over international cricket for the first time.It seems that the national selectors might have handed the top role to Perera in the wake of his impressive handling of a young outfit when several first-choice players expressed their reluctance to visit to Lahore for third T20I against Pakistan.Perera, who made his debut in December 2009, has appeared in a total of 125 ODIs for Lanka, with a formidable strike-rate of 109.As a bowler, he has bagged a total of 133 wickets at an average of 32.62 apiece.However, his form has come under scrutiny in the recent times, scoring only 91 runs and bagging just four wickets in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan. He followed that with only 19 runs and three wickets across three T20Is.It should be noted that Lanka’s limited-overs side has undergone plenty of changes in the recent times.When Angelo Mathews stepped down from captaincy in July this year, the role was split and Tharanga was asked to lead the ODI side while Dinesh Chandimal was given the Test mantle.advertisementUnder Tharanga’s watch, Lanka were whitewashed 5-0 at home by India and 5-0 away by Pakistan before the team was beaten 5-0 in South Africa as well.As a result, Thisara became the seventh player to captain Sri Lanka in 2017, following Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Dinesh Chandimal and Chamara Kapugedera who all have borne the responsibility in one format or the other.
IBASE Technology releases a network appliance based on the AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 Series processors. The high-performance FWA8800 1U rackmount appliance houses the IBASE MBN806 motherboard that is powered by a 1.5GHz (Max. Boost 3.1GHz), eight-core EPYC Embedded 3201 SoC, supporting up to 64GB UDIMM or 128GB RDIMM DDR memory with a frequency of 2667MHz in ECC or non ECC version. The FWA8800 is optimized for throughput performance and high-density deployments in applications such as network security, VPN/SDN/NFV/SD-WAN, and data management and analytics.The highly scalable FWA8800 utilizes the Intel I210-AT Ethernet controller and two NIC modules to accommodate two IBN cards for up to 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Customers may opt to have four NIC modules in the system for a maximum of 32 GbE ports. Expansion and connectivity available come in the form of a PCIe(x8) slot for standard PCIe cards, 2x SATA III ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports and an M.2 slot with PCIe(x4) and SATA signals. Alongside the Ethernet ports is an LCM with 4-key keypad. A VGA output can be added through an optional IPMI module.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous COMSOL releases COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.4Next VadaTech: 300 MHz to 6 GHz octal wideband transceiver
THE LONG AWAITED COMMISSIONING OF THE U.S.S. SIOUX CITY IS JUST TEN DAYS AWAY.REAR ADMIRAL FRANK THORP, THE HEAD OF THE COMMISSIONING COMMITTEE, SAYS THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP WILL BE COMMISSIONED NOVEMBER 17TH AT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND;Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/COMMISH.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..DEWEY FIELD. ;07THORP SAYS THE SHIP IS COMPARABLE IN SIZE TO A WORLD WAR TWO ERA DESTROYER;Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/COMMISH1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………AGAINST DEWEY FIELD. :17AS THE SHIP COMES TOWARDS THE ACADEMY, THORP SAYS IT WILL BE RECEIVED WITH A SPECIAL CEREMONY:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/COMMISH2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………..ETCETERA. ;18VISITS TO THE SHIP ARE ACTUALLY BEGINNING ON VETERAN’S DAY IN ANNAPOLIS.KSCJ’S OPEN LINE WILL BROADCAST FROM ANNAPOLIS ON NOVEMBER 15TH AND 16TH.
Kyle and I will be sorting through the 20 most important people leading up to the 2015 season every day until the Central Michigan game which, as you know, is just 2 (!) days away.Porter: It’s finally Mason Rudolph time for me in the second slot. No. 2 as No. 2. It’s tough to put an entire season on the shoulders of a three-games-deep sophomore but such is life as a Power Five QB with a good defense. The good thing is he seems to have the demeanor necessary for such a task.“Mason’s going to go through a learning curve for 5-6 games,” said Mike Gundy earlier this week. “But he’s very easy for us to coach. He’s a student of the game, he’s very respectful, very low-key. He’s more like Chelf in that he’s cerebral at it.”A reminder of how special he looked at the end of last season. Boone: Finally, Kyle and I agreed on a slot. Everyone is hyped on Rudolph, with good reason. With Rudolph, the Cowboys have a heck of an arm and a deceitfully mobile quarterback who can distribute all over the field. I’m sure he has a lot to learn still, but going into his second year in Stillwater, I expect the offense to look much differently from his three starts at the end of last season. Expect more tempo, more deep balls, and more points. I watched the highlights above and my hands got a little clammy with excitement.Two. More. Days. It’s time to get weird.Beat OU in Norman then torched three 1st round draft picks in bowl game. Still has 39 games left. U Mad? pic.twitter.com/j38XOijzBP— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) August 28, 2015No. 3 (Porter: Adkins | Boone: Kevin Peterson)No. 4 (Porter: Salako | Boone: Ogbah)No. 5 (Porter: Gundy | Boone: Carson)No. 6 (Porter: Ogbah | Boone: Sheperd)No. 7 (Porter: Bean | Boone: Childs)No. 8 (Porter: Spencer | Boone: Taylor)No. 9 (Porter: Carson | Boone: Washington)No. 10 (Porter: Taylor | Boone: Bean)No. 11 (Porter: Maile | Boone: Burton)No. 12 (Porter: Burton | Boone: Simmons)No. 13 (Porter: Walsh | Boone: Seaton)No. 14 (Porter: Peterson | Boone: Crabtree)No. 15 (Porter: Washington | Boone: Jacobs)No. 16 (Porter: Sterns | Boone: Salako)No. 17 (Porter: Childs | Boone: Sterns)No. 18 (Porter: Sheperd | Boone: Maile)No. 19 (Porter: McEndoo | Boone: Walsh)No. 20 (Porter: Jacobs | Boone: Lampkin)If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
6) Don’t grow marijuana on rooftops along the Vuelta route.Our favourites from below the line last week1) Bury at Bramall Lane in 1902.2) Welcome to Psicobloc, the most extreme sport you’ve never heard of.Spotters’ badges: vastariner, CarlosDaaanger, BlackCaeser. Support The Guardian features Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial)😱 STUNNER!The Addicks’ U18s beat @ManUtd4-2 in a friendly last week…Oh, and Aaron Henry casually scored direct from kick-off… #cafc pic.twitter.com/S2aCl3pI6YAugust 30, 2019 Share on LinkedIn YouTube archive Reuse this content Topics Since you’re here… Sport Share on Pinterest Tennis Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 3) Rafael Nadal couldn’t get the ball over the net in his fourth-round match against Marin Cilic at the US Open … so he just went round it with an absurd winner. It was brilliant, and even had Tiger Woods fist-pumping in the crowd … but better than Novak Djokovic’s in 2014? You decide.4) Bone-crunching NRL tackle alert! Cameron Munster is monstered by Jorge Taufua.5) Some goals of the week, featuring a couple of bangers here and here and a straight-from-kick-off beauty from Charlton Under-18s’ Aaron Henry. Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog)OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD pic.twitter.com/hRJHaBlX61September 1, 2019 1) It’s time to give the goalline clearance some love after this belter from Russia, in which FC Rostov’s Evgeny Chernov makes one remarkable save and then somehow throws himself backwards and twists his body to avoid handballing on the line to make another more extraordinary one. David Luiz might not be performing heroics for Arsenal at the moment, but he has done for Brazil over the years. How did he get this over the bar? If it’s athleticism you appreciate most in a last-ditch clearance, see Kyle Walker and Sven van Beek. Meanwhile, this defender put so much effort into his clearance that he broke the goal in Brazil. Oh, and brilliant goalline clearances are not always performed by humans, either, as this stray dog showed in a third-tier match in Argentina.2) College football is properly back with a … well, just watch this. Share on Messenger
Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows Editors’ Recommendations Last week, popular men’s style destination JackThreads and slick menswear fashion house Publish debuted Transcend, a collaborative 10-piece limited edition fashion collection.Though Transcend marks their first joint effort, the minds behind JackThreads and Publish have been creatively linked for years, reaching back as far as 2012 when JackThreads first featured Publish on their website.“We met when both of our companies were very young,” states Al Raddock, a Senior Apparel Buyer for JackThreads.“There’s a common thread between our companies—we’ve grown and evolved in similar ways and have always respected one another a great deal. This has made creative collaboration particularly rewarding because we’re friends and have the same goal in mind: to provide our customers with the next big thing in menswear.”For its part, the Transcend collection showcases how each brand approaches this goal, by combining Publish’s forward-thinking fashion with JackThreads’ commitment to curating a style portfolio that offers inherent value and confidence to their customers.Related: Get Your Summer Wardrobe Ready With The Massachusets-Based Penfield Raddock continues, “Publish does something very specific for us. Their vision is progressive while still being approachable. Their clothing adds something to our customer’s closet that he just can’t get anywhere else.”The clothing itself seems suspended in a sort of edgy timelessness—the design is inherently simple, yet the clothes feel innovative and fresh. Each article subverts tradition in a way that’s quiet, yet impactful, with the effect of creating a line that feels very “now” without being overly trendy.The collection spotlights the Faust pant (imagine a pant with a loose crotch that tapers to just above the ankle – $82), custom nylon anoraks ($169), denim button-ups ($84) and a series of scalloped, extended hem tees ($42-58). The items come in muted browns, whites, blues and blacks.Check out the entire collection, here. The 100% Biodegradable Vollebak T-Shirt Is Made From Plants and Algae Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic
Mr. Speaker, I am here today firstly because of the blessings of Almighty God with whom all things are possible. And, I fervently pray for his continued mercy and wisdom.Let me thank Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller for her quality leadership, optimism about our future, and unquestionable commitment to creating an environment that enables the Jamaican people to be the best that they can be. I am also grateful for her continuing confidence in my capacity to lead the Ministry of Local Government & Community Development as we complete the transformation of Local Government that was started so many years ago.I would like to recognize the presence of members of my family who have always been there for me – through thick and thin. To the extent that I am able to meet the unending demands of public life is due in no small part to their sacrifice.It is a most fulfilling experience to work with and for the people of Clarendon South West: my Councillors, my Constituency Executive, Cluster Managers, Youth Leaders, Women Groups, NGOs, the Ministers Fraternal, the Educators, and other stakeholders for the progress and development of the constituency. They are well represented here today.I want to especially salute Minister of State, the Honourable Colin Fagan. His quiet counsel and loyal support have been invaluable in putting our various projects on a successful path.Mr. Robert Rainford, the Permanent Secretary, ably leads a committed and patriotic staff. Over the past year, the synergies, the level of motivation and the output of the staff clearly reflect his leadership.With each passing day, I become more indebted to my personal staff, including my security team, who continue to allow me to tax to the utmost their seemingly boundless reserves of patience, energy, and patriotism.I am heartened by the degree to which the Local Authorities, Agencies and Departments within this Ministry have demonstrated the capacity to rise to the challenge posed in this complex and crucial period of national development. Mr. Speaker, I cannot leave out my team of Mayors, Councillors, Chair Persons and Board Members, Heads of Agencies such as the Board of Supervision, the Jamaica Fire Brigade, the National Solid Waste Management Authority, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and the Social Development Commission; very special thanks to you all. I demand a lot only because I know you are equal to the task…READ MOREDownload Contribution to the Annual Sectoral Debate by the Hon. Noel Arscott, M.P.
A new French-language school for students in the Porters Lake area will open in September. Lakeview Consolidated School, in Halifax Regional Municipality, now a Grade Primary to Grade Six school, will become the 21st French first-language school run by the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP). The announcement today, May 25, was made as students, teachers, staff and the Acadian and Francophone community celebrated the 15th anniversary of the CSAP. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the anniversary of the CSAP than to announce a new school,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex. “The CSAP has a proud history of excellence in education, and I’m pleased that more Nova Scotia students will be able to learn and enjoy learning in their first language.” For the first year, the school will be home to a Grade Primary class, and the Grandir en français program for four-year olds. The school will add a grade level each year so that in six years, it will be a full Primary-6 elementary school. The long-term plan for the school could include adding additional grades earlier depending on the enrollment needs of the area. “We are very proud of the opening soon of another school for theCSAP, this time in the Eastern Shore region”, said Kenneth Gaudet, president of the CSAP. “This school is in addition to four schools already existing in the Halifax Regional Municipality and is the second new school which opened recently in Halifax.” Students now attending Lakeview Consolidated School will move to a new elementary school in Porters Lake.
Toronto, ON – Save the date! Blue Ant Media is starting production on Love By Lynzie (working title), a brand new series featuring the most beautiful, original and unexpected weddings viewers have ever seen for its lifestyle TV channel, Makeful. The 10 x 30-minute series follows the wedding planning business of Lynzie Kent, an indie event planner and stylist who steers clear of typical wedding-industry clichés and creates truly unique, bespoke celebrations that borrow from contemporary, real-world trends in fashion, art and decor.“Most wedding planners follow a standard formula that has been used for years, but Lynzie breaks the industry mold by designing events that feel more like music festivals or art exhibits,” said Jamie Schouela, EVP Canadian Networks, Blue Ant Media. “Lynzie’s personality and cutting-edge style was a hit with Makeful fans in her previous series and this fresh take on weddings will give viewers a first-hand look at the creativity and fun she brings to her own event planning business.”Each episode will feature the execution of one amazing wedding in which Lynzie meets with a couple and then works with her team of talented and resourceful DIYers on a gamut of creative projects—such as creating mood boards, baking custom desserts, building on-site installations or crafting floral garlands—to set the stage. Finally, the wedding day will reveal how all the elements of the stunning event have come together and offer a touching glimpse of the couple’s surprise and delight as they take in an unforgettable celebration, reflective of their own love story. Login/Register With: Love By Lynzie is set to air on the Makeful channel in Spring 2018. The series is executive produced by Sam Linton, Vice President of Original Content, Blue Ant Media.Makeful is a Blue Ant Media lifestyle brand celebrating the maker community and the creation of one-of-a-kind, handmade goods. Featuring passionate, entertaining makers who share their ideas and provide inspiration, Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and DIY series. Makeful also unites craft-enthusiasts and provides opportunities to learn new skills through its digital and social platforms. BeMakeful.comBlue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,300+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media’s international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. blueantmedia.caFollow us on: Twitter/LinkedIN/Instagram Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
Advertisement Shopé, a Nigerian-Canadian hip-hop artist from Toronto, has won Searchlight 2019.When we announced our annual hunt for Canada’s best undiscovered, Juno-ready musical talent back in January, we received thousands of original Canadian songs, entered from every province and territory. With your voting help, we took that huge list of songs down to a top 100, then a top 10. Then our celebrity judges took over. Shopé Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Shopé was announced as the Searchlight 2019 winner on Thursday, March 7, on q with Tom Power. With his internationally crafted sound, Shopé’s musical narratives weave tales of poverty, determination and love, while skillfully blending Afropop, hip hop, and soulful R&B. Shopé means to “make joy” in his native Nigerian. Facebook Twitter
Owners of more than 247,500 properties throughout Northern B.C. can expect to receive their 2019 assessment notices by mail.Deputy Assessor, Jarret Krantz, is encouraging properties owners to contact B.C. Assessment if they feel there is an error in their property assessment.“Property owners can find a lot of information on our website including answers tomany assessment-related questions, but those who feel that their property assessmentdoes not reflect market value as of July 1, 2018, or see incorrect information on theirnotice, should contact B.C. Assessment as indicated on their notice as soon as possible inJanuary.”For more information on property values in Northern B.C., you can visit the B.C. Assessment website. Meanwhile, commercial property values, in Fort St. John, have grown by 2.38 percent when compared to the previous assessment.In Taylor, there was a 0.77 percent decrease in residential property values.Despite a slight decrease in residential values, the District saw a value increase in light industrial and commercial properties; 2.89 percent and 0.12 percent respectively.Dawson Creek saw increases in all three property value types.For residential, the City saw a small increase of 0.36 percent, an increase of 2.86 for industrial and a 1.02 percent increase for commercial property values.Property assessments in this report reflect market values as of July 1, 2018. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Assessment has released their report for the 2019 Property Assessments.For Fort St. John, the assessment indicates that there was a 2.51 percent decrease in residential property values. The average residential property value currently sits at $319,000, compared to $326,000 in the Assessment from 2018.Light industrial property values have also seen a decrease of 1.99 percent when compared to 2018 values.
Rabat – The Royal Football Federation (FRMF) has reiterated its firm position on FIFA’s 2026 Task Force, emphasizing that FIFA’s arguments are unable to “dispel” Morocco’s concerns on the new scoring system.“We have taken note of your answers, but unfortunately they have not resolved these concerns and we are still convinced that the scoring system does not comply with the requirements of the bid rules,” reads the letter of President of FRMF Fouzi Lekjaa to FIFA.Lekjaa continued, saying that Morocco was surprised this measure surfaced only 48 hours before Morocco submitted its bid. “The late distribution of the scoring system cannot be justified merely by the fact that it was communicated as soon as possible to the candidates.” On March 25, FRMF addressed a letter to FIFA regarding Morocco’s concerns about the fairness and transparency of the procedure.“To my surprise, the scoring system was finally sent to us on March 14– 24 hours before Morocco submitted its file and two days before the deadline for the submission of applications to FIFA,” wrote the FRMF president.Lekjaa explained that this system adds “several technical criteria that were not part of the original regulations,” adding that some principles “have never been transmitted to FRMF in the preparation process of the Moroccan bid.”On April 3, FIFA responded that the aim of the Task Force is to “determine whether the bids meet the requirements in terms of infrastructure and revenue-cost criteria.”The international body added that FIFA “simply provides a methodology for assessing and documenting the extent to which bids submitted meet these requirements in certain key areas.”Most of the criteria used in the 2026 Task Force are not sine qua non, which results in the exclusion of a bidder if it is not respected. These“objective” factors constitute “the evaluation of the bidder.”
Two key legislators want answers from Boeing and federal regulators about why the company waited more than a year to disclose that a safety alert in its 737 Max plane wasn’t working properly.U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Rick Larsen of Washington sent letters to Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration seeking details on what they knew when, and when airlines were told.The feature is designed to warn pilots when a sensor provides incorrect information about the pitch of the plane’s nose.Boeing admitted in May that within months of the plane’s 2017 debut, engineers realized that the sensor warning light only worked when paired with a separate, optional feature.The sensors malfunctioned during flights in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Both planes crashed, killing 346 people.The Associated Press
The United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, turned its focus today to partnership initiatives aimed at connecting the draft plan of action with actual efforts to implement its goals.Considered by many to be one of the major outcomes of the Summit, the partnerships mark an innovation that brings governments together with the private sector, civil society and international organizations.”The partnership initiatives are intended to ensure that there is real action toward sustainable development after the Summit,” Nitin Desai, the Secretary-General of the Summit, said, cautioning that the initiative should not be seen as a substitute for government commitments.”Too often, we have seen conferences end with only a document,” he added. “We need government commitments – that’s what the negotiations are for. But we need to know who is actually planning to implement what the Summit decides.”The United Nations announced that it has received 218 partnership submissions, and more than 40 of them will be showcased over the next three days. Twenty initiatives deal with water, with $20 million in funding already committed, while another 12 proposals tackle agriculture, food security and rural development.Meanwhile, about $11 million has been committed for 30 partnerships relating to energy, and another $70 million pledged for 31 plans on cross-sectoral issues focusing on poverty.
by Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press Posted Oct 16, 2015 2:16 am MDT Last Updated Oct 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAS VEGAS, Nev. – As more states scrutinize the daily fantasy sports industry, the office of Nevada’s attorney general said it used DraftKings’ own words and online images as evidence the sites qualify as gambling.A day after Nevada regulators ordered the sites out of the state unless they get a gambling license, a memo issued Friday cited a three-year-old online “Ask Me Anything” interview on Reddit.com where the office of the state’s attorney general said DraftKings CEO Jason Robins compared his site to a casino and described the concept as a mashup between poker and fantasy sports. The memo also pointed to text attached to images on DraftKings’ website that used the word “betting” to describe it.DraftKings and others in the fantasy sports industry, including competitor FanDuel, have insisted their sites aren’t gambling and are legal under a 2006 federal law that exempted fantasy sports from an online gambling prohibition.“It appears that although the sites’ representatives publicly state that they do not believe daily fantasy sports involve ‘wagers’ or ‘bets,’ they do use the terms ‘betting’ and ‘wagering’ when they are not dealing with law enforcement agencies,” the memo noted.A transcript of the interview that remains online doesn’t identify Robins by name but an introduction indicates the three men who started DraftKings were answering the questions.DraftKings did not immediately respond to requests for comment.In less than two weeks, the two high-profile companies in the ever-growing industry had gone from being a seemingly unstoppable, untouchable force to facing intense scrutiny of their business practices and legality from investigators, lawmakers, regulators and even their own players after it was revealed employees often played on competing sites, raising questions about possible insider information being used to win.Nevada’s determination is being watched by other states and lawmakers weighing whether the sites constitute gambling or not based on their own laws.Participants on the unregulated sites can compete in games involving professional or college sports, paying an entry fee that goes into a larger pool. They try to assemble teams that earn the most points based on real-life stats in a given period with a certain percentage of top finishers earning a payout.Entry fees on DraftKings range from 25 cents to more than $5,000. Some prizes top $1 million.Neither DraftKings or FanDuel have said if they’ll pursue a license in Nevada, a process that costs $500 up front as well as hourly costs and travel expenses to cover the intense background investigation by state agents into the companies and their leaders. DraftKings said in its email to customers it would work to ensure Nevada residents could play on the site again soon without saying how they would do so.The sites will likely be making their case for legalization across the country, if they haven’t already, as lawmakers and regulators pour over their own gambling laws and wonder where sites like DraftKings and FanDuel fit in.California Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, who introduced a bill to legalize fantasy sports there, said Nevada’s decision provided more evidence of the need for oversight.“Even church fundraisers for bingo night have some oversight. With the amount of money we’ve seen and the amount of participation we’ve seen in California and across the country, we’ve got to have some regulation,” he said in a telephone interview.A Pennsylvania lawmaker that had originally proposed legalizing the sites now wants to ban daily fantasy sports unless their operated by the 12 casinos in the state.Illinois regulators think daily fantasy sports is illegal under a state law prohibiting Internet gambling, but they plan to ask their state attorney general for a legal opinion next week. In Ohio, the issue is for state lawmakers since the contests don’t fit neatly into state’s definition of casino games.Delaware finance secretary Tom Cook, whose office oversees lottery and casino operations, said state officials are reviewing Nevada’s actions evaluating whether any of its conclusions would apply in Delaware, which allows parlay bets on NFL games as one of only a handful of states where legal sports wagering is allowed.Michigan has been reviewing if the state’s criminal gambling laws apply to daily fantasy sports before Nevada’s decision Thursday, but “obviously it’s something that would be taken into consideration,” said Michigan Gaming Control Board spokeswoman Mary Kay Bean.Mississippi’s gambling commission is also looking into the issue. The group’s executive director, Alan Godfrey, said the Nevada decision could have influence elsewhere.On Friday, DraftKings and FanDuel took a cue from another prominent tech company spurned by Nevada that was eventually welcomed back: get an angry public to petition lawmakers and make it legal.Like the ride-hailing app Uber before it, the two titans of the daily fantasy sports industry sent links to an online petition to Nevada customers.___Associated Press writers Don Thompson in Sacramento, Calif., Peter Jackson in Harrisburg, Pa., Randall Chase in Dover, Del., Sara Burnett in Chicago, Jeff Karoub in Detroit and Ann Sanner in Columbus, Ohio, contributed to this report. State scrutiny of daily fantasy sports grows; Nevada: DraftKings described self as a casino FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, Jason Robins, center, CEO of DraftKings website, speaks on a panel at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Nevada regulators have ordered daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to shut down, saying they can’t operate in the state without a gambling license. The state’s Gaming Control Board issued a notice Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, saying the sites must stop offering their contests to Nevada residents effective immediately. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Senior attackman Jesse King (right) drives toward the goal against Hofstra on March 7 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 9-8.Credit: Molly Tavoletti / Lantern reporterThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team got back on track in its first-ever Big Ten game, fresh off a 9-0 loss to Notre Dame.The Buckeyes defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions (3-6, 0-1), 10-8, on Sunday in State College, Pa., after being blown out by the Fighting Irish last weekend. The win came during the first weekend of men’s and women’s lacrosse action in the Big Ten.Penn State scored the first goal of the game just 101 seconds after the opening faceoff, but that proved to be the Nittany Lions’ only lead of the game. OSU senior midfielder Jesse King answered Penn State’s goal only 16 seconds later, sparking the first of the Buckeyes’ five unanswered goals in the first quarter.King led the offense with three goals, including his 100th career goal at the 9:20 mark in quarter one. The Victoria, British Columbia, native said his scoring figures are a testament to the players around him.“I’ve been really fortunate to play around some spectacular players in four years … so it’s been a contribution of our whole team,” King said after the game. “It’s not something I’ve been trying to get towards, but it’s a real honor.”OSU capitalized on the depth of its offense with 10 goals from six players. Senior midfielder Turner Evans and junior attackman Carter Brown each nabbed two goals, while senior midfielder David Planning, sophomore attackman J.T. Blublaugh and sophomore midfielder John Kelly each scored one for the Buckeyes.Along with the offense, redshirt-sophomore goalie Tom Carey held it down for the defense, playing all 60 minutes and tallying six saves.Penn State picked itself up with four unanswered goals in the fourth quarter, but the effort fell short, ultimately allowing OSU to come away with the win. The Buckeyes are now 1-0 in the Big Ten and 8-3 overall.OSU is set to return home for its second conference game of the season against Johns Hopkins on Sunday at Ohio Stadium.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a phone plenty of Android fans have been waiting for, and Samsung showed it off in spectacular fashion at its IFA Unpacked event. The Note 3 rocks a big 5.7-inch full HD screen in the same size chassis used in the Note 2, but it’s not just the hardware that makes the Note devices so compelling — it’s the software features Samsung created to complement the Note’s S Pen.Samsung was even kind enough to build most of the Note 3’s best features into the handy Air Command popup. Just click the S Pen’s button while hovering over the screen, and you get a radial menu of important functions. Let’s check out the coolest new features of the Galaxy Note 3 and the S Pen.Action MemoThis feature is available from the Air Command popup, and it allows you to quickly add a note. There are any number of note taking apps, and while this one is very convenient to access, that’s not the main selling point. Action Memo can take your handwritten content and run handwriting recognition on it to convert the data into a readable format.For example, if you jot down a name, phone number, or email address, you can go back to that note later and link it to an action. You can have Action Memo call a phone number directly or drop it into your contacts, for instance. Locations can be sent to Google Maps automatically, as well.In the demo, the app recognized the pre-loaded content perfectly, but that’s a controlled environment. There’s no telling how well it will work in real life, but it definitely has potential.Improved Multi-WindowSamsung introduced the Multi-Window experience last year with the Note II, which it then brought to other devices like the Galaxy S4. This allows the user to create two movable panes on the screen and drag apps from a special sidebar to fill them. With Multi-Window, two apps can be used at the same time. It’s the closest thing to true multitasking you can get on a mobile device.The Note 3 takes things a step further by making one simple change. Note 3 users will be able to run two instances of the same app and share content between them. This would be useful — as shown in the presentation — for running two simultaneous chats and copying messages between them. You could also use the new Multi-Window to have two different documents up for comparison, or two different locations in Google Maps.Theres a small icon attached to the divider you press with the S Pen to initiate the content sharing via drag-and-drop. They the content can be added to the other window in a single step. The drag-and-drop trick works with different apps too, so you could drag a photo or text snippet between two different apps. Apps will probably need to be tweaked to allow this functionality, and not all apps work with Multi-Window in the first place.Pen WindowAnother function accessible from Air Command is Pen Window. This is an extension of Samsung’s floating app framework, which has existed for some time. Pen Window allows you to quickly overlay a floating app at whatever size you want.After selecting Pen Window from Air Command, the S Pen is used to draw a box anyplace on the screen of any size. The phone then asks which app should be created within that space. Not all apps will be supported, but we know that most of Samsung’s first-party apps will be included, as well as Hangouts and YouTube.The floating apps can be moved around, closed, or minimized into small circles that you can shove over into the corner until you need them. It’s reminiscent of Facebook Chat Heads.ScrapbookerScrapbooker is yet another function connected to Air Command, but this one also plugs into its own Scrapbook app. You can think of this like an organizer for all the important content you come across on the web. All you have to do is activate Scrapbooker, and draw a circle around the content you want to save.The Note 3 will extract whatever is in the circle and save it to the Scrapbook app. You don’t have to be exact. Scrapbook seems to vacuum up anything the circle passes through as well as what’s inside the lines. The result isn’t just an image or a screenshot — the content remains functional. So if you circle a video, it still plays in the Scrapbook app. The text and images from snipped content are left untouched in their offline form, as well.Scrapbooker allows you to tag the content to keep the Scrapbook app nice and organized. There are also various layouts to show off the content in each category. If you want to check the original source at a later date, Scrapbook saves the URL automatically. This is basically a slightly more functional, locally stored Pinterest.S FinderSamsung is obviously pushing the handwriting aspect of the Note 3 aggressively. Almost all of the headlining features make use of the S Pen, so you might accumulate a lot of virtual handwritten notes, snipped pages, and so on. S Finder is a way to sort through all that.An S Finder search goes through your local content and the web, but it has access to all the handwritten notes on the Note 3 and can even search for shapes. If you draw a star in a memo, S Finder will (supposedly) be able to find it. Results are organized by app with nice little thumbnail previews of each note or piece of text.The Note 3 is going to launch on September 25th in 120 countries along side the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The same features will be available on the new Note 10.1, but devices without S Pen support will miss out on most of these improvements.
After 13 years of loving her, Esther Karaiskos finally got up close and personal with singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, when she was called on stage at the Rod Laver arena this month during Lopez’s tour of Australia. The 24-year-old fan said Lopez noticed her singing and “going wild” to all her songs that half way through singing her first ever number one hit If You Had My Love, she asked Karaiskos to join her on stage and sing along. “It was a real shock and didn’t expect it,” Karaiskos told Neos Kosmos. “I was quite shy on stage because I was that close with my idol.” Going on pure adrenalin alone, a very nervous Karaiskos joined the 43-year-old artist and sang along to the song that started it all for her. “She kept hugging me and encouraging me when I got on stage, and I think it was a crowd pleaser everyone enjoyed it and i think she did as well.” Karaiskos – who went to the concert along with her sister Gloria – said it was good old fashioned Greek kefi that got her noticed by her idol. “I had my hands in the air and was going crazy the whole night so I guess I stood out being Greek.” And now, the news has travelled to Greece with fan club J Lo Greece picking up on the story. Even her cousins in Athens and Patras have seen footage of their Greek Australian cousin singing up a storm with J Lo. She said people in Greece have been contacting her via Twitter and Facebook asking what the Lopez is like. Karaiskos – who paid over $800 for the priviledge to meet her idol and be in the front row – said her appearance on stage may even make the Jennifer Lopez tour DVD. She was interviewed backstage about her experiences on stage with Lopez. “I felt like I’ve grown up with her and she’s a big part of who I am,” says Karaiskos when asked ‘why J LO?’. “She came from the Bronx and she’s still Jenny from the Block yet she’s really classy; she started from humble beginnings and achieved her dreams and I like that.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
The Port of Vancouver has been named 2010 Port of the Year by the Washington Public Ports Association, which represents 75 public port districts throughout the state.The association chose the Vancouver port because of several completed projects, including a newly finished rail loop at Terminal 5 and the port’s participation in the Lower Columbia River Channel Deepening Project, according to a news release.
More Star Wars 2:04 Tags I’m not seeing the SW-connection here. Cool plane, though.— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 13, 2019 But can i just have the model (airplane)— Steve Baun (@SNBaun) April 12, 2019 Introducing the newest member of our intergalactic fleet.Retweet for a chance to win two tickets to the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! @starwars #UnitedSWCC #StarWarsCelebration pic.twitter.com/OyhJ2AcVBO— United Airlines (@united) April 12, 2019 TV and Movies “The aircraft will be exploring the ‘domestic galaxy’ and will not be assigned a specific route, meaning customers across the US may have the opportunity to travel on this unique plane,” United spokesperson Natalie Noonan said. There’s also a different lightsaber on the either side of the plane’s tail. The alternating colors of orange and black on the sides of the plane reflect the two sides of the Force — light and dark. The plane’s new Star Wars livery artwork is so subtle, even Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tweeted on Saturday that he didn’t notice it. “I’m not seeing the SW connection here,” he wrote. “Cool plane though.” Thanks, Lee! Maybe not quite as cool as the Millennium Falcon, but close. ^DD— United Airlines (@united) April 12, 2019 Lucasfilm and Disney didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.This isn’t the first time airplane livery has promoted Star Wars. Meet Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker character Jannah Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker — Release date, plot, cast and rumors Vader Immortal brought me face to face with the Dark Lord Please tell me the captain and 1st officer will be dressed like Darth Vader and Kylo Ren or maybe Po and Han? 😋— Henrik Sorensen (@nothatsyou) April 12, 2019 Wow, United! This is wonderful! Will this just be for one plane, or is this our new livery? (Say yes, say yes, please, please say yes…)— planejane (@EarlOfGroan) April 12, 2019 That’s cool! Does it sound like a Tie Fighter when it’s flying?— Henrik Sorensen (@nothatsyou) April 12, 2019 As part of the promotion, United is giving away two tickets to the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.Fans reacted to the new United Airlines Star Wars designs on social media. Wrote one: “That’s cool! Does it sound like a Tie Fighter when it’s flying?” 17 Photos In 2015, Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) featured BB-8 and R2-D2 designs on the outside of the company’s Boeing 777-300ER wide-body planes and Boeing 767-300 planes in honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuts in theaters worldwide on Dec. 20. Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker trailer tees… Star Wars designs decorate a special United Airline plane debuting this fall. United Airlines It may not be the Millennium Falcon, but United Airlines plans to a debut a plane with a Star Wars look this fall. During Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, United Airlines announced it will introduce special Star Wars-themed airplane to its fleet to promote the release of The Rise of Skywalker, the latest Star Wars movie.The Star Wars livery will be on one of United’s Boeing 737-800 planes, according to the company. Along with the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker logo, other artwork on the plane includes imagery of Star Wars vehicles such as a TIE fighter and an X-Wing. the orange and black side is 🔥. Dare I say this would make a good @sfgiants promo livery if @alaskaair ever loses the sponsorship pic.twitter.com/YmItAK5ByN— Rich (@richdevin) April 12, 2019 Comment Now playing: Watch this: Originally published on April 12. Update and correction, April 13, 10:49 a.m. PT: Adds Mark Hamill reaction. Also, the original story suggested United Airlines will fly more than one airplane with a Star Wars look. The airline will fly just one such aircraft. Share your voice I flew United to come to SW Celebration Chicago 2019!! #EpisodeXI teaser was worth the trip!!!🤯 mind blown— NaSchelle Middleton (@c_schell_play) April 12, 2019 1 See Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon sets over nearly 20 years As a United employee I am so proud and excited. Is there any way to see the new paint scheme unveiling? I’ll fly to Chicago.— Rudy Guadarrama III (@RudyGIII) April 12, 2019 Mark Hamill Disney Star Wars