Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group,Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group

first_img COMMENT June 26, 2018 SHARE SHARE EMAIL football Spain players applaud fans after the match against Morocco in Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia on June 25, 2018.   –  REUTERS Published on × COMMENTS Portugal draws with Iran to qualify for the round of 16 Spain snatched a 2-2 draw against Morocco on Monday to qualify for the World Cup last 16 and take top spot in Group B ahead of Portugal on goals scored.Morocco striker Khalid Boutaib gave the north African side a shock early lead but Isco levelled, blasting high into the net after a layoff from Andres Iniesta.Morocco, already eliminated, struck again in the 81st minute when substitute Youssef En-Nesyri crashed in a header which looked set to inflict a first defeat on Spain since Euro 2016. But substitute Iago Aspas levelled in stoppage-time after consultation from the video assistant referee (VAR).Spain will play host Russia in the last 16.Portugal Iran drawPortugal qualified for the round of 16 at the World Cup despite being held 1-1 by Iran in World Cup Group B on Monday after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has a penalty saved by Iran’s Alireza Beiranvand in Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia on June 25, 2018.   –  REUTERS  The European champions, needing a draw to qualify, went ahead with a stunning Ricardo Quaresma goal in the 45th minute.Ronaldo had a chance to extend the lead when he won a penalty in the 51st minute but Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand dived to his left to save his effort from the spot. Karim Ansarifard equalised with a stoppage time penalty awarded after a video review.Portugal finished the round with five points, but are second in the group behind Spain on goals scored. The team will face Uruguay—group A’s table toppers—in the last 16. sport Spain players applaud fans after the match against Morocco in Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia on June 25, 2018.   –  REUTERS SHARElast_img read more

Let’s talk about the OSU depth chart

first_imgNotes and thoughts:• Look at all those freshmen backups, my gosh. This defense is going to be good this year and potentially elite in 2015.• Remember when guys who looked like Trace Clark used to be no-doubt starters on the defensive line? Now they can barely get PT.• I don’t know how long you can keep Akem from starting. He is an insanely large, gifted human being.• Deric Robertson (So.) isn’t listed on here but he’s listed on the two deep as a third-string free safety behind Harding. Same for Darius Curry (Fr.) at corner with Ramon Richards. Actually Curry gets the “OR” I thought was reserved for QBs.’Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. TackleOfa HautauSr.Vincent TaylorFr. Strong safetyLarry StephensSr.Tre FlowersFr. Notes and thoughts:• I’m confused by the Chris Lacy thing. tells me Marcell Ateman started instead but Lacy was listed first on the OSU depth chart. Either way I think we can all agree that the top four guys in some order are Seales, Sheperd, Ateman, and Glidden.• As someone on Twitter suggested this week we should just replace whoever the QB is at OSU with the word “or.”Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 3.21.28 PMThere were a few other “ORs” (like Childs and Tyreek at RB) but I just listed the first guy for the sake of the integrity of my tables here.• No real surprises anywhere else though I do love seeing five freshmen on that two deep. Also, it’s probably not the greatest thing to have Jeremy Seaton starting at two positions for you…?• Speaking of Seaton — remember the days of Brandon Pettigrew and Alonzo Mayes? It’s unfortunate the TE position has gone the way of cassette tapes and VHS players. RIP TE Fade on NCAA Football. Actually, RIP NCAA Football.Onto the defense.Defense ReceiverDavid GliddenJr.Ra’Shaad SamplesFr. PositionStarterClassBackupClass CornerbackKevin PetersonJr.Juwan OffrayFr. Running backDesmond RolandSr.Tyreek HillJr. QuarterbackJW WalshJr.Daxx GarmanJr. Left tackleDaniel KoenigSr.Michael WilsonSo. CornerbackAshton LampkinJr.Ramon RichardsFr. Right guardZac VeatchSo.Jesse RobinsonFr. WLBSeth JacobsSo.Justin PhillipsFr. Tight endJeremy SeatonJr.Blake JarwinSo. ReceiverChris LacyFr.Marcell AtemanSo. ReceiverJhajuan SealesSo.CJ CurrySo.center_img Left guardChris GrigsbySr.Jack KurzuFr. EndEmmanuel OgbahSo.Trace ClarkJr. TackleJames CastlemanSr.Eric DavisSo. STAR LBJosh FurmanSr.Gyasi AkemFr. Free safetyJordan SternsSo.Dylan HardingFr. ReceiverBrandon SheperdJr.Blake WebbSo. CenterPaul LewisSo.Grant CanisSo. PositionStarterClassBackupClass USATSI_8057911_154512258_lowresMike Gundy is a world class secret-keeper so Saturday was the first time we got a glimpse of the OSU depth chart (as in, we watched the game).I wanted to take a look back at the two deep with a little bit of commentary.Offense Right tackleZach CrabtreeFr.Brandon GarrettSr. EndJimmy BeanJr.Sam WrenSr. MLBRyan SimmonsJr.Demarcus SherodSo. FullbackJeremy SeatonJr.Teddy JohnsonSr. 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!last_img read more

Gundy Says Lacy, Crabtree Should be Back Against TCU

first_imgCoach Mike Gundy said he thinks receiver Chris Lacy and right tackle Zach Crabtree will be back to play against TCU next week, per Mark Cooper of The Tulsa World.Gundy also said postgame he thought Zach Crabtree (toe) and Chris Lacy (shoulder) would be fine for next week. #okstate— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) September 16, 2017Lacy was taken out of the game early in the first quarter after banging up his right shoulder. He was soon in street clothes on the sideline with an ice pack.Without Lacy, LD Brown returned the kicks after Tyron Johnson was left in Stillwater.Crabtree also went down in the first half with a toe injury. Teven Jenkins rotated in his place. Crabtree tried it out on the sideline but decided against it. He, too, was in street clothes soon thereafter.Lacy ended the game with 0 catches and 0 yards on 2 targets.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!last_img read more

F1 breakaway championship is a realistic possibility, says Toto Wolff

first_imgShare on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.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 hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. news Bernie Ecclestone, who governed Formula One for four decades, claimed last month that the disgruntled Ferrari chairman, Sergio Marchionne, had already held talks over a rival championship.Ferrari are disappointed with Liberty Media’s vision for the sport beyond the expiration of the Concorde Agreement – a deal which binds the teams and stakeholders together until the end of 2020 – with Marchionne warning on a number of occasions that his famous Italian team will quit if F1’s American owners do not revise their future plans.Ferrari are unhappy with the proposed redistribution of prize money and the concept of a simpler engine. And while Wolff stressed that he was keen for the sport’s major players to work together and seek consensus on the correct way forward, the Austrian, who has overseen Mercedes’ dominance of F1 for the past four years, could not rule out the prospect of a breakaway championship.“The perspective of doing something else is a realistic one, and it could happen if we don’t achieve to align our vision,” said Wolff. Share on WhatsApp Read more Read more “Marchionne has a clear vision of what Formula One should represent for Ferrari, which is a purist sport that isn’t a shopping channel. I would strongly encourage all of the sport’s stakeholders not to try and provoke him.“I agree with most of the things Sergio says because Formula One has a certain DNA and it is a sport that needs to stick to its roots. So, don’t mess with Sergio Marchionne. Formula One needs Ferrari much more than Ferrari needs Formula One.“I will give it everything to align the vision among us by seeking consensus and accepting compromise.”The new season starts in Melbourne on Sunday and Wolff’s Mercedes team will start as the favourites to win a record-equalling fifth constructors’ championship following a strong showing in pre-season testing. Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Topics Reuse this contentcenter_img Red Bull’s Christian Horner: we’ve got F1’s most exciting driver pairing Motor sport Halo could be most effective method yet devised to reduce F1’s appeal Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Richard Williams Formula One 2018 Share on Messenger Share via Email Formula One A breakaway championship to rival Formula One has gathered further momentum after Mercedes’s executive director, Toto Wolff, warned that it is a “realistic” possibility and “could happen”.Wolff is the sport’s first team principal to reveal that a rebel series could be on the cards with the new season only days away.last_img read more

Former Purdue LB Joe Gilliam Has Passed Away At 26

first_imgA general view of Purdue's football stadium.WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – OCTOBER 31: A general view of the field at the Purdue Boilermakers and Nebraska Cornhusker game at Ross-Ade Stadium on October 31, 2015 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Cory Seward/Getty Images)The Purdue football program is in mourning today following the tragic death of a former player. Joe Gilliam, who played linebacker for the Boilermakers, has passed away at age 26.Gilliam died of stage 4 spinal glioblastoma. He passed away on Tuesday after battling the disease for more than a year.His high school coach Bill Peebles confirmed the brutal news on Facebook yesterday.2010 Joe is signing with Purdue as one of the all time greats at Southport. 2014 he’s in his prime as a college senior. 2016 he is diagnosed with a terrible and rare form of cancer. Summer of 2018 his former coaches are honored to visit with him. Today Joe passed away. We are all better people for knowing such a positive and good person. They say the good die young. I say the great never die because they make the world a better place. Joe made the world a better place.Gilliam played for Purdue from 2011-14. In his time with the Boilermakers, he recorded 103 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.Gilliam’s best year came as a sophomore in 2012, when he compiled 57 tackles and his lone career sack.Cardinal Family Lost a great one today. Rest In Peace @Run_jmg3 You are loved by the entire Southport Community. Thank you for all you gave to Southport and the football program and will be dearly missed. You and You’re Family are in our prayers.— Southport Football (@SHSCardinalFB) September 12, 2018Our thoughts and prayers are with Gilliam’s friends and family and the Purdue football community.[ Hammer and Rails ]last_img read more

Oregon, awash in marijuana, takes steps to curb production

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal weed that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke or eat it all.Now, the state is looking to curb production.Five years after they legalized recreational marijuana, lawmakers are moving to give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission more leeway to deny new pot-growing licenses based on supply and demand.The bill, which passed the Senate and is now before the House, is aimed not just at reducing the huge surplus but at preventing diversion of unsold legal marijuana into the black market and forestalling a crackdown by federal prosecutors.“The harsh reality is we have too much product on the market,” said Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, who intends to sign the bill if it wins final passage as expected.Supply is running twice as high as demand, meaning that the surplus from last year’s harvest alone could amount to roughly 2.3 million pounds of marijuana, by the liquor commission’s figures. That’s the equivalent of over 1 billion joints.Oregon has one of the highest such imbalances among the 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana since 2012, in part because it had a big head start in the weed business.With its moist climate and rich soil, Oregon has a long history of pot growing. When it became legal, many outlaw growers went legitimate, and others jumped into the business, too.They are now all cultivating weed in a multitude of fields, greenhouses and converted factories, with 1,123 active producer licenses issued by the OLLC over the past three years.The legislation could be a lifeline to some cannabis businesses that are being squeezed by market forces.Retail prices in Oregon for legal pot have plummeted from more than $10 per gram in October 2016 to less than $5 last December. At the same time, smaller marijuana businesses are feeling competition from bigger, richer players, some from out of state.Officials worry that some license holders will become so desperate they will divert their product into the black market rather than see it go unsold.“We’re a very young industry,” said Margo Lucas, a marijuana grower and vendor in the Willamette Valley who is hoping the measure will give her business breathing room.She noted that growers can’t seek federal bankruptcy protection — pot is still illegal under federal law, and banks avoid the industry — and that many owners have taken out personal loans to finance their businesses.“So when we go out of business, we’re going to go down hard,” Lucas said. “Many of us will lose our homes. … You’re going to have a lot of entrepreneurs in this state that are pretty unhappy with the way that this ends if we don’t get some support with this bill.”Opponents say the proposed law will drive growers who are denied licenses into the illegal market, if they’re not there already.“This current track seems like a giant step backwards toward prohibition, which has always been a disaster,” Blake Runckel, of Portland, told lawmakers in written testimony.As of January, Oregon’s recreational pot market had an estimated 6 1/2 years’ worth of supply, according to an OLCC study .To prevent excess pot that is still in leaf form from spoiling, processors are converting some into concentrates and edible products, which have longer shelf life, OLLC spokesman Mark Pettinger said.U.S. Justice Department officials have said they won’t interfere in states’ legal marijuana businesses as long as the pot isn’t smuggled into other states and other standards are met. Oregon officials want to let federal authorities know they’re doing everything they can to accomplish that.The bill to curtail production could “keep the feds off our back,” Rob Bovett, legal counsel for the Association of Oregon Counties, told lawmakers.Oregon puts no cap on the number of licenses that can be issued. Last June, the OLCC stopped accepting applications so it could process a monthslong backlog. But under current law, it has no specific authority to say no to otherwise qualified applicants, Pettinger said.The longer-term hope is that the federal government will allow interstate commerce of marijuana, which would provide a major outlet for Oregon’s renowned cannabis.“We will kind of be like what bourbon is to Kentucky,” said state Sen. Floyd Prozanski.___Follow Andrew Selsky on Twitter at complete AP marijuana coverage here: Selsky, The Associated Press read more

UN launches new eagriculture platform to support rural development

28 September 2007The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched a new interactive web-based site, underscoring the important role information and communication technology (ICT) can play in promoting agriculture and rural development. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched a new interactive web-based site, underscoring the important role information and communication technology (ICT) can play in promoting agriculture and rural development.Users can exchange experiences, opinions and good practices on the platform,, which was developed by the FAO and its partners.The platform is part of the Community of Expertise – a global initiative to boost sustainable agricultural development and food security through increased use of ICT –that includes policymakers, rural service providers, development practitioners, farmers, researchers and ICT specialists. “We are confident that the e-agriculture Community of Expertise will help facilitate further global discussions and decisions facing farmers, Governments and the international community at large related to the role that ICT can have in agriculture and rural development,” said the Director of FAO’s Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Building Division, Anton Mangstl.More than 3,400 people from 135 countries participated in an online survey and in virtual forums to help develop the platform.Although the digital divide is shrinking, only 18 per cent of the global population has access to the Internet. The UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates that one billion people worldwide – most of whom depend in some way on agriculture for their livelihoods – still lack connection of any kind to ICT. read more

Ban Kimoon lauds UN aid agency for efforts to help Palestinian refugees

In his opening remarks at an UNRWA exhibition at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Ban lauded the body’s efforts in education, gender equality and primary health care, among other areas.“Through both times of war and peace, [UNRWA] has assisted millions of Palestinians whose plight remains at the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict,” he said at the opening of an exhibition marking the agency’s work.“Indeed, long before world leaders proclaimed the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] at the United Nations, UNRWA had quietly been putting those same principles into action – with impressive results,” he added.Characterizing it as an “often underrated and misunderstood UN agency,” the Secretary-General acknowledged that UNRWA has faced criticism, claims of bias and insistence that it is part of the problem and not the solution.“Nothing could be further from the truth,” he stated, stressing the agency’s impartiality, with any bias harboured being towards the peace and welfare of all, including Israelis and Palestinians.Mr. Ban also appealed for more funds to ensure that all Palestinian refugees have their essential and life-saving needs met.Last Friday, he chaired a meeting of the Middle East Quartet, the diplomatic grouping comprising the UN, the European Union, Russia and the United States.The gathering issued a statement voicing its strong support for ongoing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations aimed at reaching a settlement by the end of 2008 that will lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state in West Bank and the Gaza Strip and an end to the long-running conflict. 5 May 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the endeavours of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to assist Palestinian refugees, noting that without the agency, the threat to peace and security in the Middle East would be far greater. read more

Brock certificate course helps teachers avoid professional burnout

Are you a teaching professional looking to reinvigorate your days of teaching? Has lesson planning turned into a stale routine? Do you feel the need to step back for a moment and take stock of what it is you do on a day-to-day basis?Rediscover the joys of teaching with a new one-day professional development certificate course in reflective practice, offered by Brock’s Faculty of Humanities.Certificate in Reflective PracticeSaturday, Jan. 26, 2013; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Rodman Hall Arts Centre, 109 St. Paul Cres., St. Catharines,$169 plus HST (includes lunch and refreshments)To register: 905-688-5550 x5902;–Reflective practice helps teachers become aware of what they do and why they do it. But this is easier said than done: the inquiry goes much deeper than merely listing tasks performed on a regular basis and immediate, short-term goals to be reached.Thomas S. C. Farrell“Most people teach because they want their students to learn something,” says Thomas Farrell, professor of Applied Linguistics at Brock, who will lead the one-day session. “For example, how do they know their students are learning something? Reflective practice involves investigating all of this.”A key tool in the process is reflective writing – a type of stream-of-consciousness journal writing in which behavioural and other patterns emerge.“There’s a famous quote that sums up what reflective writing is: ‘How do I know what I think until I see what I say?’” Farrell says. “In other words, when you see what you’ve written, then you can see what you’re thinking. You’re organizing your thoughts.”Farrell, whose professional interests include reflective practice and language teacher education and development, recently published a new book, Reflective Writing for Language Teachers, this past September. His website is reflectiveinquiry.caAlthough geared primarily towards teachers, Farrell notes that reflective concepts and practices can apply to any profession. read more

Tabbs 28 points helps carry BC past Sacred Heart 8173

BOSTON — Wynston Tabbs scored a season-high 28 points, Ky Bowman had 15 and Boston College beat Sacred Heart 81-73 on Thursday night.Nik Popovic added 14 points and Jairus Hamilton had 10 with nine rebounds for the Eagles (6-1). It was Boston College’s fourth straight win. Tabbs had seven rebounds and five assists, and Bowman added six assists.E.J. Anosike led the Pioneers (3-5) with 22 points and Sean Hoehn scored 19.The Eagles led 34-24 at halftime and their lead didn’t fall below nine points until the final two minutes of the game.BC used an 18-2 spurt over nearly a six-minute stretch in the game’s opening minutes to pull in front 20-4. Hamilton’s consecutive 3-pointers 50 seconds apart capped the spree. Tabbs’ 3 started the run and Bowman added a trey during the spurt when the Eagles held the Pioneers without a basket for 4 1/2 minutes.Despite shooting only 41.2 per cent (14 of 34) in the first half, the Eagles led by 10 at intermission. They relied on tough defence that forced Sacred Heart into a number of rushed or contested shots, especially in the key spurt, and turned the misses into quick transition and some wide-open shots.BIG PICTURESacred Heart: The Pioneers struggled early with the taller and more athletic Eagles. Once they settled in, they started to look more poised on offence which should help when it comes to their Northeast Conference schedule.Boston College: Coming off a solid win over Minnesota earlier in the week, the Eagles entered the easier part of their schedule where they should be able to pick up wins before entering Atlantic Coast Conference play.PERFECT 10The Eagles improved to 10-0 lifetime against the Pioneers — with all of the games on BC’s campus.FRESH LOOKFreshman and highly-touted recruit Hamilton posted his first career double-digit scoring game, collecting all 10 of his points in the opening half on 4-for-6 shooting.UP NEXTSacred Heart: At Lafayette on Sunday afternoon.Boston College: Hosts Providence on Tuesday night.Ken Powtak, The Associated Press read more

Sport chiefs fail to warn players of 3G pitch cancer risk

The Football Association is locked in controversial talks over selling Wembley Stadium for £1 billion to help fund a nationwide rollout of hundreds… The Government and country’s sports authorities have failed to properly warn millions of footballers and rugby players – including children – to limit their exposure to artificial grass pitches containing cancer-causing chemicals, an investigation by The Daily Telegraph has found. Those responsible for the wellbeing of both recreational and professional players have also failed to ensure so-called ‘third generation’ (3G) facilities comply with regulations governing toxic substances that come into contact with humans, despite having promised to do so.

Catholic group fails to shut down immoral infidelity dating site

first_img Short URL Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 6:30 PM Image: Laurent Rebours/AP Photo DATING SITE GLEEDEN can keep singing the praises of cheating, a French court ruled this week in throwing out a complaint from a federation of Catholic families that the site’s business model is immoral and illegal because it encourages extramarital affairs.A Paris civil court said that promoting infidelity in advertisements wasn’t unlawful because adultery isn’t a criminal offense in France and that cheating on one’s spouse is a private matter.“It is a victory of freedom of speech over religious bigotry,” Caroline Mecary, the lawyer for Gleeden, told The Associated Press.The plaintiff sought to use legal proceedings to promote a reactionary and conservative vision of the couple and the family, but the court was not fooled.Mecary said the case was the first of its kind to be brought to a French court.Gleeden, a website founded by two French businessmen in 2009 with headquarters in New York, is mainly for married women and men looking to date other married people.It claims to be a world leader in the market of online extramarital dating, with a presence in more than 150 countries.The National Confederation of Catholic Family Associations had asked the court to ban Gleeden from referring to extramarital relations in its communications and to say that the contracts between the website and its 3 million users were unlawful and void, which would have hampered the very activity of the dating site.The French Catholic association had accused Gleeden of helping people commit adultery and break one of the obligations of marriage. The dating site was also seen by the group as promoting “anti-social behaviours” for business purposes.But the court ruled that the federation was not eligible to file a complaint because the legal issues around infidelity only can be raised within a private marital relationship and because cheating on one’s spouse doesn’t always rise to a civil violation.“The reference to infidelity cannot be characterised as unlawful action since the breach of the duty of fidelity does not necessarily constitute a fault,” the ruling said.Gleeden says its users are responsible adults and that no ads or websites can convince people to cheat on their spouses if they are not already willing to do so.“The site addresses demands, but doesn’t create them,” the company said in its pleadings.Mecary said the federation’s complaint showed a willingness to undermine France’s traditional secularism.“What would have been said had the complaint been filed by an association of Muslim families?” she said.The Catholic association, which claims 35,000 families as members, has yet to decide whether to appeal Thursday’s ruling. It’s lawyer, Erwan Le Morhedec, said he thinks there are legal grounds for an appeal.“Freedom of speech, especially in the advertising field, has legal limits,” he told The AP in a phone interview.Le Morhedec said Gleeden, through its business activity, seeks to impose its owners’ views about family on public opinion when “duplicity, deceit and lies” don’t need to be promoted.Read: Probe into Ashley Madison hack finds site’s security had ‘serious shortcomings’Read: Ashley Madison blackmailers are making big money Catholic group fails to shut down ‘immoral’ infidelity dating site The site called its court win a “victory of freedom of speech over religious bigotry”. 58 Comments 31,751 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Laurent Rebours/AP Photo By Associated Press Feb 12th 2017, 6:30 PM Share46 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

Une amitié entre Facebook et Greenpeace au service de lécologie

first_imgUne amitié entre Facebook et Greenpeace au service de l’écologieTrêves dans le conflit entre Facebook et Greenpeace, échange de bons procédés ou véritable amitié ? Le réseau social a annoncé jeudi qu’il se mettait en partenariat avec l’association écologiste Greenpeace. Celle-ci n’avait pourtant pas peser ses mots sur l’utilisation excessive et très polluante d’électricité par Facebook.Sur le modèle de la campagne contre le géant Mattel, fabriquant des poupées Barbie, Greenpeace lançait en septembre 2010 une campagne virale contre Mark Zuckerberg, accompagnée d’une vidéo dénonçant les choix énergétiques de Facebook pour alimenter ses serveurs. Depuis ses débuts, l’électricité du réseau communautaire est entièrement produite par du charbon. Au même titre que le pétrole et le gaz, le charbon est une énergie fossile et par conséquent il est très polluant. L’avantage est qu’il est peu cher mais il faut une énorme quantité de charbon, pour produire un tout petit peu d’électricité. Toutefois, il semblerait que les tensions se soient radoucies depuis que Facebook fait des efforts pour la planète. Greenpeace “aime” même désormais le fameux réseau social aux 800 millions d’amis recensés. “Nous travaillons avec Greenpeace et d’autres pour créer un monde (…) fonctionnant à l’énergie propre et renouvelable”, a déclaré le créateur de Facebook dans un communiqué cité par l’AFP. Ainsi, les concessions écologiques ne manquent plus depuis jeudi tandis que Facebook souhaite devenir plus respectueux de l‘environnement. Mark Zuckerberg s’estengagé à faire de l’énergie verte un critère dans le choix d’implantation de ses centres de données et à soutenir la recherche sur les équipements à faible consommation d‘énergie. Les centres de données sont de plus en plus nécessaires à l’économie d’internet depuis que d’énormes quantités de données sont stockées en ligne. Mais pour gérer ces quantités gigantesques, ces installations sont des plus consommatrices.Une nouvelle structure de stockage pour 38% d’électricité en moins À lire aussiJournée mondiale de l’environnement : 3 aliments que vous pensiez écolo, mais qui ne le sont pasL’organisation écologiste a, quant à elle, fait d’une pierre deux coups en confirmant son adhésion au projet Open Compute Project (OCP), créé et lancé par Facebook en avril dernier. Grâce à ce programme, une alternative a été trouvée à l’architecture actuelle des centres de données sur internet. L’avancée n’est pas des moindres puisque la nouvelle structure de stockage des données permettrait de consommer 38% d’électricité en moins. Pratique, novatrice et écolo, l’initiative semble accrocher la communauté et l’ensemble de l’écosystème du datacenter, du matériel au logiciel, et des fournisseurs aux utilisateurs autant que Greenpeace. Le système a même été très rapidement retenu pour un nouveau centre à Prineville, dans l’Oregon, au nord-ouest des Etats-Unis. Maintenant, il s’agit de cliquer vert !Le 17 décembre 2011 à 13:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Housing development for formerly homeless military veterans opens in San Diego

first_img May 7, 2019 Housing development for formerly homeless military veterans opens in San Diego KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 7, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (CNS) – The San Diego Housing Commission held a grand opening ceremony today for a housing development for formerly homeless military veterans.The Alpha Lofts project in Normal Heights includes 52 studio and one-bedroom rental units as well as various services to help formerly homeless residents re-integrate themselves into society. According to the housing commission, rent for the units will remain capped at 50 percent of the city’s Area Median Income — roughly $37,000 per year for one person — for 55 years.The housing commission broke ground on the project in January 2018, entering into a partnership with the Alpha Project and the Chelsea Investment Corp. to develop a vacant lot into the Alpha Lofts. The Alpha Project will provide supportive services to the development’s residents.“This community will provide quality housing to these people who sacrificed and served our country faithfully,” said Bob Cummings, the government relations manager for Chelsea Investment Corp.Alpha Lofts tenants will receive monthly rent assistance via federal rental housing vouchers from the housing commission. The vouchers are connected to each unit, according to the housing commission, ensuring that future tenants will also benefit from each unit’s affordability.The housing commission administered $5.2 million in loans for the development of the Alpha Lofts project. In total, the project’s development cost totaled $19.7 million.Alpha Lofts was developed as part of the housing commission’s Housing First-San Diego initiative, which helps homeless residents find permanent housing. The commission and its partners have developed more than 6,000 housing units over the last five years through the program.“The hope is that we’re going to be able to build thousands of unit for our folks who have served our country, who give us the opportunity to be here today, having fun, moving into our small facility here,” said Alpha Project President and CEO Bob McElroy. “We need thousands more units.” last_img read more

Weather Service Heavy rainfall possible thunderstorms predicted for today

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorms this afternoon and into this evening for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, according to a special weather statement and a hazardous weather outlook.The weather system moving inland is estimated to bring a half an inch or more of rain to the Vancouver area between this morning and midnight, according to the weather service. The downpours are capable of localized flooding of small streams and could cause standing water on roadways, according to the weather service.The bulk of the showers are expected this afternoon and evening, mainly impacting the Vancouver and Portland metro areas, but the advisory is in effect until 4 a.m. Friday, the weather service reports.Temperatures today are expected to stay between a high of 68 degrees and a low of 59 degrees, with similar temperatures expected for Friday.last_img read more

Feds close probe of deadly Tesoro blast

first_imgSEATTLE — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes. The decision was shared with victims’ relatives earlier in the day, said Jenny Durkan, the U.S. attorney in Seattle. Prosecutors examined whether environmental and worker safety laws and regulations had been criminally violated, but there was no evidence that reached the “exacting bar for criminal prosecution,” Durkan announced. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final report on the April 2, 2010, blast in May. It blamed the facility’s safety culture, industry standards, and state and federal oversight for the catastrophic rupture of a heat exchanger.The board called for more conservative standards for the use of carbon steel and called on the state of Washington to adopt more rigorous safety-management standards. “I believe this investigation, as well as those conducted by other agencies, have prompted changes in how the industry conducts itself,” Durkan said.Tesoro and the refinery’s previous owner, Shell Oil Co., agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the families of six victims for $39 million, and the families are also suing an outside firm that they say gave Tesoro bad advice on the mechanism that failed in the blast.last_img read more

Walmart is reportedly preparing its own cheap iPad rival

first_img Bloomberg said a Walmart spokesperson confirmed the tablet is coming but didn’t provide details. How much the gadget will cost or when it might hit store shelves remains unknown.Earlier this month, XDA-Developers editor-in-chief Mishaal Rahman tweeted some leaked specs, noting that it’d be the first Android Pie tablet not made by Samsung or Huawei. Walmart will sell a cheap Android tablet with Android Pie, the first tab with Android Pie not from Samsung or Huawei.Specs:* 8-inch 800×1280* MediaTek MT8163* 2GB RAM* 16GB storage (expandable)* Android 9* microUSB* 3500mAh, 5V/2APics:— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) March 8, 2019 Best laptops, tablets and desktops for creatives in 2018 Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images Walmart will reportedly bring out its own tablet to rival Apple’s iPad.The Android tablet will be cheap, designed to withstand kids and come from a Chinese supplier, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, based on photos discovered in a database of wireless product applications filed with the US Federal Communications Commission.It’ll be sold under Walmart’s ONN store brand, which focuses on cheaper electronics. Now playing: Watch this: 4 Share your voice Tags 38 Photos Tablets Mobile He also wrote that it’ll have a MediaTek MT8163 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and a 3,500 mAh battery. You’ll be able to choose either 8- and 10-inch versions, he added on Friday.Walmart didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published March 14 at 10:18 a.m. PT.Updated March 18 at 4:13 a.m. PT: Adds Rahman’s leaked specs. 1:10 Apple iPad Pro and Mac Mini reviews arrive Comments Walmartlast_img read more

Lake Clark plane crash victim found

first_imgAfter six days, the body of missing pilot David McRae and his plane have finally been found in Lake Clark National Park. Lieutenant Colonel Candis Olsmstead directs public affairs for the Alaska National Guard said weather cleared enough today to get close to the area. The Civil Air Patrol helped with the search and ultimately found the site.Listen Now McRae and his plane, a single engine Pilatus Porter, were found at an altitude of 6500 feet, but authorities have not described the crash site or any apparent circumstances.He had been flying from Lake Hood to Lake Clark through Merrill Pass Friday evening when his plane went down. Colonel Olmstead said pararescue crews got down to the wreck site today.“They hoisted down to the site and they were able to find Mr. McRae and they did recover his body and transported and released him to the state medical examiner,” Olmstead said.His next of kin were notified. Weather had hampered search efforts sincelast weekend. 55 year old McRae was a longtime and respected bush pilot.last_img read more

Bethel native sets American record in womens powerlifting squat

first_imgNatalie Hanson set a new American record in women’s powerlifting on January 28, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI when she squatted 578.7 pounds at the USA Power Lifting Wisconsin State Open Championship. (Photo: Ryan Carrillo / Lurchman Productions)Bethel native Natalie Hanson has set a new American record in women’s powerlifting. On Saturday (Jan. 28) in Milwaukee, Hanson squatted 578.7 pounds, more than three times her body weight, and more than 33 pounds over the former record. The 26-year-old set the new all-time-high at the USA Powerlifting Wisconsin State Open Championship.Listen nowNatalie Hanson knew she had three chances to break the American Women’s Open Division record in her weight class. Hanson stands five-foot-three and weighs 185 pounds. On her first lift, Hanson started light. That is, if you consider a quarter of a ton to be light.“So my opening squat was 240 kilograms, which is 529 pounds. So I was just, like, 15 pounds off the American record on my opening squat,” Hanson said.On the second squat, she went for it.“I broke the record on my second attempt squat with 255 kilograms, which is 562 pounds,” Hanson said.Not content with that, on the third lift Hanson broke the record that she had just set.“The weight was 262.5 kilograms, which was 578.7 pounds,” Hanson said.That squat raised the American record by more than 33 pounds, and automatically sends Hanson to the national competition in Orlando, Florida in May. The double-record-breaking lifts were part of her plan to reclaim her former title as the American Women’s Open Division record holder.“When I first broke the record was 2015,” Hanson said, “and I set it with 535 pounds, or 242.5 kilograms, at USA Powerlifting Nationals.”Hanson would have broken her own record the following year, but she failed a drug test. This is how she explains it: “I injured my back at that meet, and I took a pain killer at the end of the meet when I was done competing, when I hurt my back, to relieve myself of that pain. And I was drug tested, and I failed the drug test.”After that experience, Hanson said she was ready to have her record back. And this past weekend, she took it along with two additional personal records: in the deadlift with 474 pounds and in total weight lifted with 1,400 pounds.“It’s exciting and it’s really rewarding to achieve it, but I was ready for it,” Hanson said, laughing.In the world of weights, Hanson is a celebrity. That’s why she was invited to compete as a guest lifter by Tonya Lambeth, the Event Director for the USA Powerlifting Wisconsin State Open Championship in Milwaukee.“For many here in Wisconsin, to see this young lady from Alaska squat, and bench, and deadlift these really superb numbers was quite impressive,” Lambeth said. “And it was inspiring to a lot of the teenagers and young people that we had at the competition. Natalie just has a great personality where she met many of the younger lifters, and they thought it was great that they talked with a powerlifting celebrity.”Hanson trains about 16 hours a week at Southside Strength and Fitness in Anchorage. During the rest of the week, she works as the Executive Director of Nuvista Light and Electric Cooperative. She calls power lifting “addicting.”“It’s really fun. It’s really fun to compete in something that I can see my personal progress in a daily or weekly basis. And it’s also really empowering to be extremely strong,” Hanson said.Lambeth in Wisconsin said that when she started lifting 35 years ago, there was no women’s division. Only herself and a bunch of men. Lambeth hopes to see a 50-50 split one day between men and women. At this competition, women comprised 40 percent of the power lifters.Hanson plans to be one of those competitors for many years to come, continuing with Nationals in May and then hopefully the World Championships to follow.last_img read more