Spring shaping up to be more ideal than years past for area

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — After a snowy start to Spring in the Peace Region, the return of warm temperatures and sunny skies means good news for area farmers.Kelly Kassian, manager of Viterra in Fort St. John, says that though some areas are still quite muddy, if the forecast holds out for the next week, some farmers might be able to start plowing their fields as early as a week from now. Kassian explained that there is still a decent amount of snow in the bush, and farmers will have to contend with muddy field edges and standing water in low spots. But, he said some farmers in the river valleys might even be able to start seeding just after this coming weekend.Kassian said that nearly all farmers were able to get all of last season’s harvest off the fields, despite the late start to the season. He said that the only issues with last season’s harvest revolved around the delays in getting grain from Northeast B.C. to port. Kassian added that though January and February were slow, rail traffic has greatly increased in Fort St. John, meaning a large amount of the backlog has been taken care of. Kassian said that as long as things don’t get too wet or too dry, this season is shaping up so far to be pretty decent.last_img read more

We must end longstanding conflicts with harmony Sri Sri Ravishankar

first_imgBengaluru: Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar, appointed by the Supreme Court as a member of a panel to mediate the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, on Friday said everybody must move together to end long-standing conflicts. The three-member panel is headed by former apex court judge F M I Kallifulla and also includes senior advocate Sriram Panchu. “We must all move together towards ending long-standing conflicts happily by maintaining harmony in society,” Sri Sri Ravishankar said. “Respecting everyone, turning dreams to reality, ending long-standing conflicts happily and maintaining harmony in society – we must all move together towards these goals. #ayodhyamediation,” he tweeted. The Supreme Court on Friday referred the politically sensitive case for mediation and gave the panel eight weeks to complete the process. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the panel should file a progress report of the proceedings within four weeks and complete the process within eight weeks.last_img read more

Late Louisville goal upends OSU mens soccer

Rainy conditions at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium weren’t the only downside to the Ohio State men’s soccer team’s loss Wednesday. The No. 5-ranked Louisville Cardinals, which ended OSU’s season a year ago in the NCAA tournament, snapped the Buckeyes’ 12-game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 win. An 82nd minute goal from Louisville redshirt senior midfielder Kenney Walker gave the Cardinals the score they needed to come out on top. Louisville entered the game averaging 2.33 goals per game, but the first half of the game was a defensive battle. Louisville controlled the ball for most of the first half, but OSU junior goalie Matt Lampson was up to the task, making five saves in the half. The Cardinals attempted nine shots to OSU’s four in the first half. “(Matt) had a lot to do tonight,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “He handled everything that was thrown at him very well.” Junior midfielder Chris Hegngi stopped the Cardinal’s shooting streak, putting a shot slightly outside of the net with just under 11 minutes left in the first half. It was the only Buckeye shot-on-goal of the first half. At the 40-minute mark in the second half, Hegngi found OSU freshman forward Kenny Cuningham just feet from the net. Cunningham’s header brought the crowd to its feet, but his effort glanced off the crossbar and the game remained scoreless. “I saw it in the air and put my head on it,” Cunningham said. “I thought it was going in, but it was about six inches, maybe a foot from the line.” Inside the 37-minute mark of the second half, Cardinals senior forward Colin Rolfe put a shot on goal that appeared to be destined for the back of the net. But Lampson came up big, diving to ground just far enough to make a one handed stop and leaving the game tied. With 8:24 left in the contest, a Louisville throw-in was kicked around OSU’s penalty area and eventually made its way to Walker. Walker cracked a shot through the crowd of Buckeyes and Cardinals and the ball rolled by Lampson, giving the Cardinals the 1-0 lead. Hegngi got a wide open shot with under a minute left, but the ball sailed wide left. “It was really close… I just tried to get it to the post,” Hegngi said. “It was like an inch away. I’m really sorry I couldn’t score there.” The Cardinals went on to win, 1-0. “We know how we can play,” Cunningham said after the game. “We know we can go against anyone in the country.” Bluem said it was unfortunate that his team couldn’t score in the contest, saying, “If Cunningham scores five minutes into the second half on the header that hits the crossbar and we go up 1-0, then we make life very difficult for them.” On Sunday, the Buckeyes open Big Ten conference play at Michigan. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. read more

Onetime Ohio State redshirts look for big role on offense

OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett. Credit: Courtesy of OSUA typical highly-touted college football recruit hopes to see the field as soon as they arrive on campus, but that doesn’t always happen.Whether a player isn’t big enough, good enough or mature enough to play right away — or if there is simply a more experienced player ahead of them on the depth chart — many have to spend a season looking on as a redshirt.The 2013 Ohio State football team had a handful of hyped-up recruits — and even a couple of returning players — who took a redshirt season. While some of those players still face an uphill battle for playing time, others are set to make an instant impact in 2014.Headlining the group of 2013 redshirts is redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who is slated to start this season for the Buckeyes after senior quarterback Braxton Miller suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder last week. Barrett, who tore his ACL during his senior year of high school, hasn’t taken a competitive snap outside of practice in nearly two years.“(Barrett) had about 300 competitive throws this fall, where when (former OSU backup quarterback Kenny Guiton) went into the game a couple years ago, I think he had six,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said at a Wednesday press conference. “(Barrett) is a meticulous guy.”Before fall practice, Barrett had limited reps as a true freshman in 2013 and split time with redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones in spring camp and during OSU’s Spring Game at Ohio Stadium. In the Spring Game, Barrett completed 17 of 33 pass attempts for 151 yards through the air.Barrett was a four-star recruit coming out of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, but still found himself buried behind more experienced players as a freshman. As the depth chart shifts heading into the new season, Barrett suddenly is on the list of key Buckeyes, and he won’t be the only one in that brand-new situation.At OSU’s annual media day on Aug. 10, Meyer rattled off the names of a few different players who weren’t as well-known in 2013 but could make an impact this season.“Dontre Wilson (and) Jalin Marshall are in a heated battle at the H-back position,” Meyer said. “Corey Smith and Michael Thomas have started the battle for top two or three receiver spots, and there is a bunch of guys, just don’t have time to go through them all.”While Wilson is entering his true sophomore season, the other three players Meyer singled out all redshirted last year. Marshall is a redshirt-freshman, Smith is a redshirt-junior after transferring from Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan before last season and Thomas is a redshirt-sophomore who played as a true freshman in 2012 before sitting out last year.When a player redshirts for a season, they are allowed to practice with the team but can’t play in games, and retain the year of eligibility. Therefore, a player who redshirts their first season will still have four years of eligibility remaining. A player can also receive a medical redshirt if they sustain a season-ending injury. In medical cases, the NCAA determines whether or not the player will be granted the medical hardship waiver and retain a year of eligibility.Even though Smith is fighting for playing time against established players such as seniors Evan Spencer and Devin Smith, he still hopes to find a way onto the field in his first season playing for the Buckeyes.“I plan on having a big role, just do my best in whatever role it is to contribute,” Corey Smith said at OSU’s media day. “But I plan on having a big role.”OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith had high praise for the transfer student as well, calling him “one of the most talented guys” he has ever coached.“He is very talented,” Zach Smith said. “He has bought completely into the system instilled by coach Meyer, (OSU assistant athletic director for football sports performance) Mickey Marotti and myself.”Outside of Corey Smith, Marshall and Thomas, Barrett might have yet another target who redshirted last season.Redshirt-freshman tight end Marcus Baugh didn’t play in 2013 for his first year on campus and had just one reception for four yards in the spring game, but OSU tight ends coach Tim Hinton said he’s come a long way since arriving in Columbus.“Marcus Baugh has really matured as an individual and as a player,” Hinton said at OSU’s media day. “He’s physically developing. There’s a lot of raw talent.”While Baugh might not be expected to carry the team with senior tight end Jeff Heuerman and redshirt-junior tight end Nick Vannett already on the roster, his development can serve as proof of hard work during a redshirt season.Baugh was initially suspended for the first game of his freshman season after being cited for underage alcohol consumption before eventually redshirting.Like Thomas, redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn saw the field as a true freshman in 2012 before finding himself buried on the depth chart the following year.In 11 games as a freshman, Dunn carried the ball 25 times for 133 yards and even scored a pair of touchdowns, but went into last season behind now former OSU players Carlos Hyde and Jordan Hall, as well as now-redshirt-senior Rod Smith and now-sophomore Ezekiel Elliott in the pecking order.After averaging nearly six yards per carry and scoring a touchdown in the spring game, as well as putting on a strong performance in fall camp, Meyer said Dunn, along with Rod Smith, is firmly in the mix at running back this season, even though Elliott is expected to be the No. 1 on opening day.“I give credit to Bri’onte and Rod,” Meyer said Aug. 17. “Every day they’ve worked their tails off.”Even though their college experience might have started off differently than they hoped, each of these redshirts could be looking to come out fresh and strong for the Buckeyes this season.OSU is scheduled to start its season Saturday against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

The coach will decide what I give to the team –

first_imgIt appears Radja Nainggolan former club captain Edin Dzeko and now new club captain Mauro Icardi have similar characteristics in managing their respective teams.But when asked if he can form a similar relationship with the Beneamata captain, Nainggolan said via Football Italia:“For me they’re two great strikers, with different characteristics. Icardi is more about scoring, whereas Dzeko has a different makeup and works more for the team.“I got on really well with Edin, and I hope it’ll be the same with Mauro.“I’ve already spoken to him, I told him I was fired-up and he told me he was equally fired-up.“Who am I looking forward to playing with? Mauro goes without saying, and there are a lot of quality players here.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“When [Ivan] Perisic is on form he can make the difference, and there are many others. I’ll do my best to help them achieve results.”The Ninja rejected moves away from Roma in the past, and was asked what went wrong between him and the club.“I don’t want to talk about it too much, I want to look at the present,” Nainggolan said.“It could have ended differently but I don’t want to say anything more. During the negotiations I called everyone, and it’s very important to feel trusted.“I hope to repay Inter on the pitch.”Nainggolan will wear the number 14 shirt, as his usual number 4 has been retired in tribute to Javier Zanetti.last_img read more

DP representing TCI at CARICOM Government meeting Guyana

first_imgThere will be some familiar faces at the 28th heads of government meeting, including Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon Fred Mitchell. Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp “The meeting is expected to focus on the effects on the economic climate on member states of the Caribbean Community and framework by which the Community can achieve growth and development amidst the current environment. Additionally, the issue of crime and security is top among the three broad area that are up for discussion.” Aside from the plenary sessions, during the two-day conference, DP Astwood is expected to hold bilateral talks with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador, Irvine LaRocque and region leaders including one with Minister Mitchell. The intercessional meetings wrap up today. #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 17, 2017 – Regional security is a major topic at the 28th Intercessional meeting of CARICOM being held in Georgetown, Guyana at the Marriott Hotel and the Turks and Caicos is represented with a delegation led by Border Control minister and Deputy Premier, Hon Sean Astwood. Crime, gun violence and border control are all major matters shared as concerns and challenges among regional countries. Minister Astwood, who left a couple of days ago for the meeting is hailing it as a great networking opportunity and in a media release today shared the value of the sessions to CARICOM states and their developments – both as a community and individually. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Mayor Of Soldotna Nels Anderson Passed Away Early Tuesday Morning

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on September 11th, 2019 at 11:59 amMayor of Soldotna, Dr. John Nels Anderson, passed away early Tuesday morning in Anchorage. Dr. Anderson’s family confirmed his passing on social media. Dr. Anderson was currently serving as the mayor for the city of Soldotna. He also served one term as mayor after a term on the city council from 2009 to 2012, and he was on the borough school board for 15 years. According to his family, Dr. Anderson has been fighting an ongoing illness for some time. Soldotna City Manager Stephanie Queen: “Our hearts go out to Dr. Anderson’s family, and I would like to extend my deepest condolences. Mayor Anderson was beloved in this community, and a true public servant. He worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his friends and neighbors, and we are forever grateful. ” In addition to his duties as mayor, Dr. Anderson has been a long time practicing family physician in the city.Funeral Service for John Nels Anderson MD, Soldotna City Mayor will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel (159 W Marydale next to the hospital)Monday September 16Viewing from 2:30 – 3:45 pmService beginning at 4:00 pmInterment to follow at Soldotna Memorial ParkAll who would like to pay respects are encouraged to attend.There will be an additional viewing Sunday night from 6:30-8:00 pm in Soldotna. Location pending. All are welcome to this as well.last_img read more

Planning for Social 20

first_imgNova: Similar to putting together a balanced financial portfolio, selecting products that align with your aims and means is key. Users have begun to figure out which modes of interaction and storytelling appeal to them most. That includes identifying preferences for how they’d like to interact with the institutional accounts they follow. Social 2.0 will hopefully be about audiences and publishers capitalizing on the due diligence and takeaways produced in phase one. With any luck, the anticipated refocus will also allow for the plethora of clever yet niche social platforms to increase in usage and prominence.FOLIO: What has become most important in New York Magazine’s social media strategy—follower volume or interaction?Nova: Follower numbers are important, but they are only one part of the equation we use to evaluate the strength of our program. We view traffic and engagement as coexisting primary goals, with follower growth closely behind. It’s also critical to make sure that we’re not just recreating the nymag.com reader experience on social. We want to enhance it, and offer exclusive content that serves, in part, to validate our fans’ commitment to following us on social.FOLIO: What’s next for your social strategy development?Nova: Over the past year, we’ve collaborated with our integrated marketing and ad sales teams to create several dynamic social media activations for our clients. We’ll maintain our focus on that area, as well as on conversion and driving more loyal site visitors via our social channels to cultivate brand ambassadors. Important too is that our writers and editors continue to make notable contributions to the social space.If you’re looking to better understand how your brands can thrive in a converged media landscape, register now for FOLIO: and min’s MediaNext event on October 28-30. Social media has become the key source of referral traffic for media companies and content creators are constantly leveraging their presence on various platforms to invigorate their brands and enhance their communities. Here, Adriana Nova, associate director of social media for New York Magazine, and noted speaker at FOLIO:’s MediaNext event, October 28 to 30 in New York, talks about her strategy for engaging and interacting with a changing social audience.FOLIO Magazine: How do you see social media engagement evolving?Adrianna Nova: I think we’ll see both audiences and publishers hone their instincts for and approaches to pairing the right content with the right platforms. The first wave of the social gold rush was about optics, i.e. to see and be seen on as many platforms as possible to make the point that you were present whether it made sense or not. By now, savvy users and companies have discerned that staking a claim is only part of the equation. If you’re not involved in the conversation in a way that is meaningful and relevant it needlessly saps energy and ROI. Loss leaders in social aren’t generally sustainable, since maintaining an effective social presence takes significant time and resources.FOLIO: Is the social audience changing the way it interacts with different kinds of content?last_img read more

Jennifer Lopez Drops Dinero Featuring Cardi B And DJ Khaled

first_img Facebook Jennifer Lopez’ “Dinero” With Cardi B, DJ Khaled jennifer-lopez-drops-dinero-featuring-cardi-b-and-dj-khaled Hear J-Lo’s new upbeat, bilingual single featuring two of music’s hottest namesNate HertweckGRAMMYs May 17, 2018 – 7:34 am One day after teasing her latest mega-collaboration by revealing the song’s artwork on her Instagram, Jennifer Lopez has now dropped her new single, “Dinero,” featuring Cardi B and DJ Khaled.In her upbeat, bilingual new song, Lopez trades verses with rapper Cardi B, celebrating the desire for — and joy of having — money, with DJ Khaled providing the hype track. The song arrives ahead of its live debut on the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday. Email Jennifer Lopez Drops “Dinero” Featuring Cardi B And DJ Khaled My new single #DINERO ft. @djkhaled and #CardiB is available NOW!!!💰💰💰(Link In Bio) pic.twitter.com/ern2GVNJIW— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) May 17, 2018center_img Twitter News https://twitter.com/JLo/status/997090080270385154 The new single comes just three weeks after Lopez’ Spanish single, “El Anillo,” which dropped on April 27. The singer also released “Us” featuring Skrillex back in February. The GRAMMY-winner’s most recent full-length album is 2014’s A.K.A.Cardi B is having a breakout year with the arrival of her debut album, Invasion Of Privacy, and a staggering list of features to her credit. Not to be outdone, DJ Khaled led all nominees for the BET Awards on the strength of his album Grateful and its single, “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.Lopez continues her Las Vegas residency through Sept. 29 at Planet Hollywood Resort And Casino. Tickets and other information is available via Ticketmaster.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”last_img read more

Baby kidnapped from Florida hospital found 18 years later

first_imgA woman who was taken as a baby from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998 has been found safe, Florida authorities said on Friday, and the South Carolina woman she believed to be her mother has been arrested for kidnapping.Kamiyah Mobley, now 18, was located in Walterboro, South Carolina, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, which confirmed her identity through DNA testing.She appeared to be in good health and “a normal 18-year-old woman,” Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference.“This young woman was abducted as a newborn, and she is going to need time and assistance to process all this,” Williams said. “She is taking it as well as you can imagine.”The woman’s biological family was overwhelmed when they learned the news. It will be up to the victim to determine future contact, he said.Authorities found Mobley through tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She was living under a different name established through fraudulent documents, the sheriff said, declining to release that name.“She had an inclination beginning probably a couple of months ago that she may have been involved in this in some way,” the sheriff said.The baby was only hours old when a woman, dressed as a nurse in a flowered smock and green hospital pants, abducted her from her mother’s room, according to the 1998 incident report.Authorities have arrested Gloria Williams, 51, in South Carolina on charges of kidnapping and interference with custody, the sheriff said.The case generated wide attention and led authorities to pursue more than 2,500 tips, the sheriff said.“We are speaking to as many people as we can to try to paint a picture of what may have happened 18 years ago,” the sheriff said. “Lots of questions left unanswered.”Gloria Williams will be extradited to Florida, authorities said, and she faces up to life in prison.last_img read more

Fakhrul says Rangamati gun attack wellplanned

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirTerming Rangamati gun attack a well-designed one, BNP on Tuesday said violence and criminalisation by miscreants is growing centring elections in the country for lack of democracy and atmosphere for credible polls, reports UNB.”Bangladesh has got affected with the disease of terrorism. BNP considers killing of any people in terror attacks is a hateful act. I think the attack on election officials at Baghaichhari is a well-planned one. I strongly condemn and protest the incident,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.In a statement, he also demanded the government identify the attackers and mete out exemplary punishment to them.At least seven people, including an assistant presiding officer, were killed and 13 others injured in a gun attack on a vehicle of a motorcade carrying election officials and law enforcers in Baghaichhari upazila on Monday evening.Fakhrul said ruling party men themselves are indulging in violence and killing for establishing their supremacy in the voter-less upazila elections.”The criminals in their localities got encouraged to grab power through the midnight ballot stuffing during the 11th parliamentary election,” he observed.The BNP leader also said the ruling party leaders are now in a competition of capturing local power through vengeful acts as they do not have any accountability to people.He also alleged that people are getting killed in different dangerous incidents as ruling party men has taken violence and hatred as their political programme.Fakhrul claimed that people did not respond to Monday’s second phase of ‘unilateral’ upazila election as they do not believe that any credible election can be held under the current government.”The current government has moved away from people’s confidence. A one-party rule has been the only means for the government to cling to power,” he said.The BNP leader alleged that the government is using the state machinery to eliminate the opposition. “The government wants to stay in power by creating panic among people and threatening them.”He prayed for salvation of the departed souls of the gun attack victims and wished early recovery of those injured.last_img read more

Houston Researcher Studies Zealandia — The Mostly Underwater Continent

first_img Share TRT World 00:00 /10:37 There’s a continent that’s nearly 2 million square miles, yet most people have never heard of it. No surprise, since more than 90 percent of this huge landmass is submerged under the Pacific Ocean. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen It’s called Zealandia, and, in 2017, Rice University professor Jerry Dickens was part of a drilling expedition to better understand this continent.At the time of the expedition, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin connected with Dickens via satellite from his research vessel in the Pacific just as his group of researchers was beginning to drill at their first location. Xlast_img

BlackOwned Studio Tones Bodies

first_imgBy Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFROCaption: Maya Dennis (left), Jillian Carter (center) and Alexis Miller (right), all work at Sidebarre, a Black-owned barre company that teaches classes in D.C. and Maryland. Carter, 24, formerly a pointe ballerina, started the company in January after she noticed a lack of diversity at mainstream barre studios.“Shaking is a good thing,” barre instructor Maya Dennis tells a class of five students as they power through a complicated posture that finds them on their hands with one knee on the floor and the other bent leg moving up and down.Maya Dennis (left), Jillian Carter (center) and Alexis Miller (right), all work at Sidebarre, a Black-owned barre company that teaches classes in D.C. and Maryland. Carter, 24, formerly a pointe ballerina, started the company in January after she noticed a lack of diversity at mainstream barre studios. (Courtesy Photo)Dennis, 24, is one of three instructors at Sidebarre, one of a few Black-owned barre companies in the D.C. area.For the uninitiated, barre is a low-impact workout that uses repeated isometric movements to tone muscles. You know you’re doing it right when your body quivers.Incorporating elements from ballet, yoga, and Pilates, barre classes typically start with a warm-up, and offer individual movements tailored to strengthen legs, arms, glutes and the core. Instructors usually introduce a ballet barre into the workout. Weights are optional.With more than 700 studios popping up in metropolitan areas, barre is one of the hottest trends in fitness. Boutique studios — which includes barre studios — are driving growth in the health care industry, with more than 20 million people claiming membership in a boutique studio, according to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association’s 2018 report. Women are more likely to visit yoga/Pilates/barre studios, the report said.But when Jillian Carter, 24, a technically trained ballerina from Prince George’s County started taking barre at several chain studios two years ago, she noticed a diversity problem. She remembers being one of a few, if not the only Black student in class, and didn’t see any Black instructors, which made her feel isolated. The White women also weren’t as “warm and fuzzy” with her after class she would have liked, Carter said.So in January, Carter launched Sidebarre, a company that welcomes people of color and employs three Black instructors — Carter, her cousin Alexis Miller and Dennis.“I feel like in a lot of classes you don’t really see a lot of minorities and it really goes for other workout classes in this area,” Carter told the AFRO. “And so, I think our place is for the minorities to feel comfortable. It makes them the majority.”The women lead $15 classes at Cycled! in Takoma Park, at the Dance Institute of Washington, and at the University of Maryland, College Park. In September, the ladies will add a fourth location — Joe’s Movement Emporium in Hyattsville. All three women are technically trained in ballet and draw on that experience to choreograph classes that last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.Sidebarre favors upbeat music that keeps you going. At a recent class Dennis taught, her playlist included songs from Cardi B., Beyoncé, Pharrell, India.Arie and Drake.“We try to play music that people can sing along to,” Dennis told the AFRO. “I tell my class, ‘Sing if you want to.’ I feel like fitness should be fun, so we try to keep it fun and light-hearted for everybody.”A sweaty Breanne Palmer, 27, of Silver Spring, said the soulful playlist helped her fight through some of the more complicated routines in Dennis’ energetic class that featured moves that she said left her feeling like she was “dying.”“I love it, I love it a lot,” Palmer told the AFRO. “I feel like I’m shaking a lot and using a lot of muscles I haven’t worked.”Carter’s working on finding a program to certify her and the instructors, marketing her business and launching a prenatal barre class. She would love to open a Sidebarre studio one day.Until then, clients should embrace the beats and leave whatever isn’t serving them at the door.“When working out, put all stuff to the side to focus and zone in on your workout to get the best out of it,” Carter said.last_img read more

Scientists make holograms of atoms using electrons

first_img The scientists, Ymkje Huismans from the FOM-Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and an international research team have published their study in a recent issue of Science Express.“What we have experimentally demonstrated is that it is possible to make holograms by taking an electron out of a molecule and, using a laser field, redirect the electron toward the molecule,” coauthor Marc Vrakking, of the FOM-Institute AMOLF and the Max Born Institute in Berlin, told PhysOrg.com.In their experiments, the scientists beamed an intense infrared laser light at an atom or molecule, which resulted in the atom or molecule becoming ionized and releasing an electron. The laser field causes the liberated electron to oscillate away from and toward the ion. Sometimes, an electron and ion collide, releasing a very short burst of radiation. Because the electron motion is fully coherent, meaning it always has the same phase, the scientists realized that they could apply holographic techniques to record information about the ion and electron. The key to holographic electron imaging is to observe the interference between a reference wave (which is emitted by the electron and doesn’t interact with the ion) and a signal wave (which scatters off the ion and encodes its structure). When the reference wave and signal wave interfere on a detector, the encoded information about the electron and ion is stored and can be viewed in the future. As the scientists explained, the result is a hologram of an atom produced by its own electrons.The researchers also developed theoretical models to simulate their measurements, confirming that the hologram had stored spatial and temporal information about the electrons and ions. By using the holographic structures to develop a new kind of ultra-fast photoelectron spectroscopy, researchers could be able to directly measure electron and ion movements on the attosecond timescale. This ability would be useful for understanding chemical reactions at the most basic level, particularly in molecules that cannot be easily studied by other methods. Scientists track electrons in molecules (PhysOrg.com) — While holography is often associated with artistic 3D images, it can also be used for many other purposes. In a new study, scientists have created holograms of atoms using laser-driven electron motion, which could lead to a new type of ultra-fast photoelectron spectroscopy. In the future, this type of holography could enable scientists to study the structures of molecules in a more direct way than before. This velocity map image shows the velocity distribution of ionized electrons, which are used to create a hologram of a Xenon atom. Image credit: Y. Huismans, et al. ©2010 Science. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Scientists make holograms of atoms using electrons (2011, January 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-01-scientists-holograms-atoms-electrons.html Explore further More information: Y. Huismans, et al. “Time-Resolved Holography with Photoelectrons.” Science Express. 16 December 2010. DOI:10.1126/science.1198450last_img read more

17yrold kills self while on video call with girlfriend

first_imgKolkata: In a sensational incident, a 17-year-old youth streamed his suicide live on a social networking app while doing a video chat with his girl friend.The victim identified as Suraj Roy (17), was a student of class XII. He hanged himself from the ceiling of his house and showed the way he committed suicide to his girl friend. The victim was a student of Padmapukur High School in Baruipur.The incident took place in the Salepur village area under Baruipur police station. The incident triggered tension in the area. Police on Thursday morning recovered the body from the house and sent the body for the post-mortem. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe incident occurred on Wednesday night when the victim engaged in a heated altercation with his girl friend through a video call on a social networking app. The family members of the victim, however, lodged a complaint against his girl friend at the local police station. They brought the charges of abatement to suicide against the girl with whom the victim had a relationship for the past few months.The victim’s mother told the police that he called up his girlfriend after having his dinner at around 11 pm on Wednesday. During the phone call, he was found to be shouting. It appeared that they were involved in a verbal duel. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPFollowing the incident, the victim might have made a video call to his girl friend and streamed his suicide live. The girl told the matter to her elder sister, who in turn reported the this to the friends of the victim.His friends rushed to his house and informed his mother. As he did not open the door despite repeated knocks, locals broke open the door only to find him hanging. After being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the body. The body was sent for an autopsy. No suicide note was found inside the room. Police have started a detailed probe into the incident. According to a preliminary investigation, police suspect that he had committed suicide due to depression. The exact cause is yet to be confirmed. The mobile phone of the victim is being examined by the police officers.It may be mentioned that in a similar incident, a class XII girl from Sonarpur area in the same district, went live on a social networking site in the similar fashion and committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan in June this year.A 40-year-old man also committed suicide in the similar manner in Siliguri earlier this month.last_img read more

Delays likely as road closed for several weeks as defective sewer fixed

first_imgWork on the defective Sewer on Crewe Road in Alsager (Image: Malcolm Hart) Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA road in a South Cheshire town is set to be closed for several weeks as roadworks take place. The B5077 Crewe Road in Alsager is shut as United Utilities carry out work on the route. The work is currently expected to be completely by July 29. United Utilities are carrying out the work to repair a defective sewer in the area. The work, which involves an ‘open cut excavation’ is required immediately to ‘prevent circumstances that might cause damage to property’, according to the utility company. Police search for missing woman Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play . Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .last_img read more

Stamp of disapproval Border official scrawls Fbomb in Chinese passport

first_img Share Travelweek Group Wednesday, July 27, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> HO CHI MINH CITY — “Welcome to Vietnam!” was not the warm greeting one Chinese woman received upon arrival. Instead, she claims the Vietnamese border official scribbled “f**k you” on two pages of her passport, reports several Chinese papers.According to Mashable, the words were written across a controversial map printed on the two pages. The map, which has been printed in Chinese passports since 2012, is a source of much anger against China in Southeast Asia because it outlines a portion of the South China Sea that China says it owns. However, several Southeast Asian nations, including Vietnam, are disputing China’s territorial claims.Vietnam even went so far as to have made a formal complaint to Beijing in 2012 when China’s new passports first rolled out. Since then, there have been reports of border officials in Vietnam refusing to stamp Chinese passports altogether.The Beijing News reports that the woman’s passport is now considered invalid since it’s been defaced. She will need to get it replaced upon her return home. Stamp of disapproval: Border official scrawls F-bomb in Chinese passport Posted bylast_img read more

Rep Hernandez Following Through on Commitment to Help Improve Roads

first_img30Mar Rep. Hernandez Following Through on Commitment to Help Improve Roads Categories: Hernandez News Lansing – State Representative Shane Hernandez chaired a House Appropriations Subcommittee meeting Tuesday that moved a Transportation budget which many see as a challenge to the status quo. Within the recommended budget are requirements that the Michigan Department of Transportation shift money away from administrative and planning costs, and put it towards fixing Michigan roads.“I’ve said it from day one,” said Hernandez, “My primary objective as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation will be to ensure as much transportation funding as possible goes directly to improving Michigan’s roads.”Major changes to the transportation budget include:Eliminating 191 positions within the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) which are currently vacant, and do not directly affect road maintenance. Requiring MDOT to prioritize road maintenance/construction projects over public transit systems when deciding how to spend almost $100 Million in toll credits.Selling of two of the five MDOT owned and operated aircraft.“Given the fact we now have a $4.3 billion a year transportation budget, I refuse to accept the premise that our roads are destined to get worse and worse over time,” said Hernandez, “I look forward to continue working with MDOT and my legislative colleagues to find a solution to fixing Michigan roads without raising taxes.”House Bill 4242 now will be considered by the full House Appropriations Committee.An overview of House Bill 4242 can be found at: http://www.house.mi.gov/hfa/Transportation.asp###last_img read more

Governor signs Whiteford gas leak cleanup legislation into law

first_img Bill ensures funds intended to clear spills are used appropriatelyGov. Rick Snyder today signed state Rep. Mary Whiteford’s legislation ensuring the cleanup of petroleum and other hazardous substances leaking from underground tanks in Michigan.Whiteford’s bill ensures the one-cent fee collected for each gallon of refined petroleum sold or imported in Michigan is used for its intended purpose of cleaning up contaminated sites.“This program protects the public and environment from harmful substances that leak from old underground tanks and contaminate our groundwater,” said Whiteford, of Casco Township. “This will ensure that money in the Refined Petroleum Fund is dedicated toward remediating and closing contaminated sites, as it was originally intended.”Additionally, Whiteford’s legislation allows all owners and operators of underground storage tank systems to apply for funds to clean up older contaminated sites. Under current law, funding is only awarded to pay for cleanup projects where the owner of the leaking tank is unknown.The new Legacy Release Program provides matching state funds up to $50,000 per site to clean up contamination and allows local units of government to be eligible for reimbursement of certain costs, up to $200,000 per claim.House Bill 4583 is now Public Act 134 of 2017.### 26Oct Governor signs Whiteford gas leak cleanup legislation into law Categories: Whiteford Newslast_img read more

German publishing company Bertelsmann is preparing

first_imgGerman publishing company Bertelsmann is preparing to sell part of its stake in broadcaster RTL Group and may take the first steps towards a placement on the public markets early next month, according to Reuters. Reuters, citing two people familiar with the matter, has reported that Bertelsmann is planning to cut its 92.3% stake in RTL Group to 75% via a process described as a ‘re-IPO’. Bertelsmann could sell up to 17.3% of RTL Group worth an estimated €1.5 billion.The sale will be made by a process similar to an IPO, involving a similar schedule of analyst research, pre-marketing and bookbuilding, but with the difference that RTL is already a listed company, according to the report.RTL Group currently trades only 7% of its stock on the public markets, meaning that Bertelsmann sees a need to educate potential investors in order to secure a good price for the stake, according to Reuters.Bertelsmann’s annual results will be announced on March 26, giving it an additional two months to complete the RTL sale if it intends to use its full-year earnings as the basis for a prospectus.Bertelsmann is expected to use the proceeds of any transaction to fund acquisitions in its pursuit of a strategy to become a more truly international digital media company.last_img read more