India avenge Pune T20 defeat in Ranchi; Who said what after the big win?

first_imgIndia thrashed Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I in Ranchi to register their third biggest win in the shortest format of the game. MS Dhoni’s men leveled the series and avenged the humiliating defeat in Pune with an all-round show on Friday. (Scorecard) India rode on Shikhar Dhawan’s quickfire knock of 51 and got off to a flyer. Opener Rohit Sharma gave able support to the left-hander at the top. Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya played cameos in the end overs to take India to 196/6 in 20 overs. (2nd T20I: Here’s how Thisara Perera’s hat-trick counted for nothing) In reply, Sri Lanka lost early wickets and were never in the chase. R Ashwin led the show with three wickets while Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja picked up two each to skittle Sri Lanka. MS Dhoni was lightning quick behind the wickets and compounded the visitor’s problems on Tuesday.While there were a lot of contenders for the Man of the Match award, it was the man who got his maiden T20I fifty who grabbed it. (Thisara Perera fourth bowler to pick up T20I hat-trick) “I enjoyed batting over here and it’s good that I got my first T20I fifty,” Dhawan said during the post-match presentation ceremony.”I have a lot of support from the support staff and my captain as well. They give a lot of confidence to me and it really helps,” he added.Winning skipper MS Dhoni was happy after his move to send the Baroda allrounder Pandya higher-up the batting order worked wonders. Pandya injected pace to the Indian innings in the end overs by hitting a 12-ball 27.advertisement”Experimenting is a word that’s banned from Indian cricket. Yes, we are trying different things. It was a strategic move to send Pandya early as he could express himself against the off-spinner,” he said.Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal, who ended up on the winning side a few nights ago, credited the Indian batsmen’s effort.”The pitch looked good, credit to India’s batters, they played some really good cricket,” he said.He was all praise for the young pacer Dushmantha Chameera, who scalped the wickets of Rohit and Dhawan.”Chameera can bowl really fast, he is the future for us. Let’s hope we can do well in the next game.”last_img read more

NASA to release telescope with 100x times larger view than Hubble Telescope: All you need to know

first_imgThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the development of a telescope with a view which would be 100 times larger than the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA’s  Agency Program Management Council said that it has decided to move forward with the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) which will be launched in mid-2020’s.Paul Hertz, the director of NASA’s Astrophysics Division in Washington said, “WFIRST is designed to address science areas identified as top priorities by the astronomical community. The Wide-Field Instrument will give the telescope the ability to capture a single image with the depth and quality of Hubble, but covering 100 times the area. The coronagraph will provide revolutionary science, capturing the faint but direct images of distant gaseous worlds and super-Earths.”WFIRST will be used to understand dark matter and dark energy and their impact on the evolution of the universe. WFIRST will be able to measure the precise details of many spacial bodies along with their shapes, positions and will be able to track the distance between million of galaxies, calculating the distribution and growth of cosmic objects.last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal boss Emery defends Ozil halftime hook: Nothing personal

first_imgArsenal boss Emery defends Ozil halftime hook: Nothing personalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has defended hooking Mesut Ozil at halftime for their draw at Brighton.Emery insists the decision was not personal.He said, “It is one decision tactically, and also the decision is because we have [done] it before because we have a lot of matches away when it tactically changes something, not for the player but for the team. A lot of the matches when we play in the second half, for example Iwobi, it helps us with a different situation tactically and helps us to win the matches.”In other matches, when we changed for the second half we took the performance to go to win. Yesterday, my intention was the same, it is tactically to change one player for another and with our analysis before that in other matches, in the second-half sessions is the reason I do that. But for me, it is only tactically and not [down to the] player, and for me every player is the same. “Sometimes I change Aubameyang, sometimes I change Lacazette and sometimes I change Matteo – it happens to every player and sometimes the result is good and the other times it doesn’t give us the result on the pitch. But the decision is only tactical.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Colin Cowherd: USC Is “Out Of Their Mind” If They Don’t Hire This Coach

first_imgFS1's Colin Cowherd.Over the weekend, USC surprised some people with its decision to retain Clay Helton. Many thought Helton would be let go following a disappointing 5-7 season.The Trojans are sticking with Helton for 2019 at least it seems. But FS1’s Colin Cowherd thinks they should pursue another recently-fired head coach for a staff position.Texas Tech let go of Kliff Kingsbury on Sunday after six seasons. Kingsbury finished with a 35-40 record in Lubbock.Despite Kingsbury’s struggles with the Red Raiders, Cowherd thinks he would be a great fit at USC, presumably as offensive coordinator.In fact, Cowherd believes the Trojans have to try and bring Kingsbury in at any cost.“Had a few USC fans come up to me today. Told em all the same thing. If USC doesn’t at least pursue Kliff Kingsbury, they are out of their mind. Pay him whatever it takes. Make him interested. offensive talent is NOT the issue at USC. A smart, young coach is. #Kliffnotes”Had a few USC fans come up to me today. Told em all the same thing. If USC doesn’t at least pursue Kliff Kingsbury, they are out of their mind. Pay him whatever it takes. Make him interested. ???offensive talent is NOT the issue at USC. A smart, young coach is. #Kliffnotes— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) November 27, 2018Even though he was dismissed by Texas Tech, Kingsbury is well-respected as an offensive mind. It is widely thought that he will either take an offensive coordinator job at a major college program or join an NFL staff.Stay tuned.last_img read more

This Sleek One-Hitter Let’s You Add a Clean Filter Whenever You Want

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Play Pool Like You Know What You’re Doing How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Will This Nootropic from HVMN Get You Into Ketosis Faster? Even with the technological leaps and bounds that the cannabis industry has experienced in recent years, it’s still hard to beat the taste and sensation of smoking flower. Except, possibly, for the messy, unhealthful and, if you’re using a garish glass pipe, unstylish aspect of it. Enter the SilverStick, a sleek and attractive one-hitter pipe that unscrews to allow the easy placement and removal of cotton filters. Though not bulky, SilverStick’s bowl is large enough for four-to-six hits, which is about two or three times as many as a typical one-hitter allows. Made of aircraft-grade alloy, the three-inch-long piece, come with a plastic cap to keep smells at bay.It comes with 25 filters made of 100 percent biodegradable cotton. The filters clean the smoke of tar and gunk while preventing any bits from making their way into your mouth. They are free of chlorine, bleach and any other chemical; they’re just cotton fibers bound by a super thin piece of paper. When you remove one you’ve used, you’ll get a look at the goop it has cleaned from the smoke. For that reason, and the smoother pull it offers, we bet you’ll be glad you have the option the piece gives you to pop one in.For $25-$75, you can get the SilverStick plus a full set of good-looking accoutrements. Smaller than a pack of cigarettes, the full set fits into a U.S.A.-made Horween leather pouch that will have you smoking in style. The cases come in colors like “typewriter black” and “toasted brown.” Along with the one-hitter, pouch and filters, the set contains a stainless steel poker that’ll have you efficiently cleaning out the chamber and packing bowl after bowl. Cleaning the piece is a snap. Just place it in a small bowl with isopropyl alcohol, wait 30 minutes, then wipe it out with a Q-Tip or paper towel and rinse it out with water. If you’re serious about your smoking steez — and we bet you are — take a look at SilverStick’s gorgeous dugout cases. Made of materials like zebrawood, cocobolo, black walnut, and bubinga, the dugouts have two compartments, one for our extra filters or perhaps a second strain. Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie last_img read more

Independent Report on Midwifery in Nova Scotia Released

first_imgAn independent report on midwifery released today, Aug. 10, will help ensure Nova Scotia mothers and their families get the best possible maternity care. Four leading Canadian experts in midwifery and maternity care assessed the introduction of regulated midwives into the Nova Scotia health system to date. “For any mother, giving birth is one of the most important events in her life. For some mothers, the choice of health-care provider is equally important,” said Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald. “Earlier this year, I requested the independent assessment of midwifery in Nova Scotia and the models used at the three sites that offer care from midwives. “Now that I have received the report, our department will carefully review the recommendations. I am committed to midwifery and want to ensure it is operating sustainably in the three district health authorities in which it is currently provided.” Regulated midwifery was introduced in Nova Scotia in 2009. Publicly funded midwifery services are now available at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, South Shore District Health Authority and Guysborough Strait Antigonish Health Authority. As part of their assessment, the experts visited the three sites and met with more than 40 health-care professionals involved in maternity care, including midwives, nurses, family doctors, obstetricians, and medical staff at district health authorities and the IWK. The report is available at www.gov.ns.ca/dhw .last_img read more

Kellie Pickler Plays For The Troops Over Holidays

first_imgKellie Pickler has prided herself on her commitment to the US military and more specifically, to the USO.Pickler and her band performed for the troops on Dec. 21.Credit/Copyright: USOSince 2007, the country music star has participated in seven USO tours and 75 USO Entertainment events, quickly becoming a performer who is synonymous with the USO’s mission of lifting the spirits of troops and their families.Pickler got pumped up while putting on a show for the servicemen and women at Kandahar Airfield.Credit/Copyright: USOFor the holiday season, Pickler brought the USO’s Every Moment Counts campaign to deployed troops by spending nine days with servicemen and women stationed in two countries, delivering holiday cheer, glad tidings and special presents. Pickler visited Forward Operating Bases Walton, Pasab, Lindsey and Simmons in the Middle East while also accompanying the USO Christmas Convoy, which delivers hundreds of gifts annually to some of the most remote parts of those countries. Along with the customary meet-and-greets, Pickler treated the troops to five USO shows and a visit to a military hospitalSource:USO.orglast_img read more

ExNWAC president says weather lost mailin ballots cost her federal Liberal nomination

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsFormer Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) president Michele Audette said lost and late mail-in ballots along with a lack of political experience cost her the federal Liberal nomination for the Quebec riding of Manicougan.Audette said she lost the nomination by a razor-thin margin to Mario Tremblay, the former mayor of Longue-Rive. Audette said she received 478 votes to Tremblay’s 502.Audette left her position as president of NWAC to run for the Liberals.Voting for the Liberal nomination was held in two locations over the weekend and the final tally was announced Sunday, according to a party spokesperson. The Liberal party also allowed for mail-in ballots because of the riding’s large geographical expanse.Audette said she still plans to work in another capacity for the Liberal party and leader Justin Trudeau despite the loss.“I am still going to work for Trudeau’s team because we have to get rid of Harper,” she said. “There is always a place in this party where I can bring my passion, my love and expertise.”Audette said she has already received phone calls offering her new roles, but she plans to take the week off before deciding her next steps.Audette said she managed to sign up 700 people to the Liberal party and visited more towns and villages than any of the other candidates. She said Tremblay kept his focus on his home community which gave him the boost he needed to clinch the nomination.“This guy, what he did, he sold his memberships…in his municipality and it is a small community, a small place, so he was able to raise that membership,” she said.Audette said weather and lost or delayed mail-in ballots proved her undoing.“We had storms over here, some voting mail came too late,” she said. “Some got lost.”Audette said she was initially saddened by her loss.“I was very, very sad…I was emotional. I let myself cry, but I was also very proud at the same time of all the work we did,” she said.Audette said she believes her campaign over-extended itself.“The people with experience told me, ‘Michele, keep your borders close,’” she said.The loss, however, has not quenched her appetite for electoral politics and she plans to run again when the opportunity arises.“I will be back,” said Audette. “I told the candidates, ‘Don’t worry I’ll be back when it will be time for another nomination. I will be the first one there and maybe the only one. Now I know how it works and I will be prepared. I had my lesson.”A Liberal party spokesperson said 1,051 votes were cast in the nomination contest that included four candidates.NDP MP Jonathan Genest-Jourdain currently holds the riding.jbarrear@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Moroccan Hackers Launch Cyberattacks on Israel

Rabat – A Hacking group known as “Anonymous” launched a series of cyber-attacks against Israeli websites on Monday.According to Israel national news, the group issued threats against Jews and Israel, calling for a massive cyber-attack against Israel.The same source said that hacking attempts have primarily been made from hackers in Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Anonymous launched the yearly #OpIsraelattack operation, but with limited access. The hackers threatened an “Electronic Holocaust” set for April 7th, one week before Holocaust Remembrance day in Israel.According to the group, the cyber-attack is meant to avenge Israel’s actions during Operation Protective Edge last summer on Gaza Strip.The hackers tried to take down servers, government websites, Israeli military websites, and Israeli institutions.However, the source said, the group has only managed so far to hack into singer Shalom Hanoch’s website and the website of the Israeli Center for Educational Excellence.Several attacks have also been launched against the Israel Airport Authority (AA), but with no success, the source added. read more

Caesars and Vail rise while Guess and DocuSign slip

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Caesars Entertainment Corp., up 35 cents to $9.48The casino operator is close to making a deal to merge with Eldorado Resorts Inc., according to media reports.Zumiez Inc., up $2.98 to $21.65The clothing retailer’s fiscal first quarter profit surprised Wall Street and its revenue also beat forecasts.Barnes & Noble Inc., up 66 cents to $6.62The bookseller is being bought by private equity group Elliott Advisors UK for about $476 million, plus debt.Vail Resorts Inc., up $19.02 to $237.13The ski resort operator’s fiscal third quarter profit and revenue beat Wall Street forecasts.Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc., down $2.52 to $95.06The retailer’s quarterly sales at established stores fell short of Wall Street forecasts.DocuSign Inc., down $6.58 to $48.16The provider of electronic signature technology reported billings below Wall Street forecasts for the first quarter.Domo Inc., down $1.94 to $29.82The cloud-computing company gave investors a disappointing revenue forecast for the current quarter.Guess Inc., down $1.26 to $14.42The jeans and apparel maker slashed its quarterly dividend and cut its profit forecast for the current quarter.The Associated Press read more

UN officials voice sadness after deadly plane crash at Sudanese airport

11 June 2008United Nations officials in Sudan have expressed their sorrow at last night’s plane crash at the international airport in the capital, Khartoum, that media reports say has killed at least 29 people. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, issued a statement today extending his deepest condolences to the Government and the Sudanese people following the accident.“The bereaved families are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time,” said Mr. Qazi, who is also head of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).The hybrid UN-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) operating in western Sudan’s Darfur region also released a similar statement from El Fasher, the mission headquarters.“Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with the families of those who have lost their loved ones and for those injured in this dreadful plane crash.” read more

UN agency helps some 3000 children in DR of Congo disarm

Of the 2,914 children whom child protection services in Ituri district received during the Disarmament and Community Reintegration (DCR) process, 2,353 are boys, and 561 are girls, UNICEF said in a release.Before the DCR programme started last September, 337 boys and 62 girls arrived for protection, it said.”While the number of children who have left the armed forces and various armed groups has increased in Ituri, we are deeply concerned about the low numbers of girls who have been released,” UNICEF DRC Child Protection Officer Trish Hiddleston said.Noting that recruiting children for armed conflict violates international and Congolese law, UNICEF called on the armed groups to release all children and to allow them to resume their normal lives and their schooling.”Girls and boys are not only used for combat, but also for carrying arms, cooking, cleaning and other tasks. Often, girls and boys are also not only victims of daily psychological, verbal and physical violence, but also sexual violence which exposes them to HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy,” it said.When children could not immediately be reunified with their families, UNICEF and its child protection partners have taken care of them, providing such needs as civilian clothes and tracing their families. read more

Hungry startup uses robots to grab slice of pizza

by Terence Chea, The Associated Press Posted Sep 14, 2016 12:42 am MDT Last Updated Sep 14, 2016 at 1:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Did robots help make your pizza?If you ordered it from Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza, the answer is yes.The startup, which began delivery in April, is using intelligent machines to grab a slice of the multibillion-dollar pizza delivery market.Zume is one of a growing number of food-tech firms seeking to disrupt the restaurant industry with software and robots.“We’re going to eliminate boring, repetitive, dangerous jobs, and we’re going to free up people to do things that are higher value,” said co-founder Alex Garden, a former Microsoft manager and president of mobile game maker Zynga Studios.Inside its commercial kitchen in Mountain View, pizza dough travels down a conveyer belt where machines add the sauce, spread it and later carefully slide the uncooked pies into an 800-degree oven.The startup will soon add robots to prep the dough, add cheese and toppings, take pizzas out of the oven, cut them into slices and box them for delivery.“We automate those repetitive tasks, so that we can spend more money on higher quality ingredients,” said Julia Collins, Zume’s CEO and cofounder. “There will always be a model here at Zume where robots and humans work together to create delicious food.”In Silicon Valley and beyond, tech startups are building robots to help reduce labour costs, speed production and improve safety in the restaurant industry.San Francisco-based Momentum Machines is building robots to make gourmet hamburgers, and BistroBot, another San Francisco startup, has designed a machine that makes sandwiches while customers watch.“We’re trying to automate some of the stations you might find in restaurants,” said co-founder Jay Reppert. “It’s quicker, it’s cheaper, it’s more consistent and it’s this really fun experience to share with people.”Robots may be able to produce simple foods such as pizza, burgers and sandwiches, but they won’t be taking over restaurants anytime soon because they still struggle with irregular tasks that require fine motor skills, judgment and taste, said Ken Goldberg, who directs the University of California, Berkeley’s Automation Lab.“There are so many jobs in food service that are so complex that it will be a very long time before we have robots doing them,” Goldberg said. “I want to reassure restaurant workers that the skills they have are still going to be of value.”Zume’s founders say the company doesn’t plan to eliminate any of its roughly 50 employees, but move them into new jobs as robots take over more kitchen work and the company opens new locations.“There’s way more work than there’s people,” Garden said.Zume also wants to bring innovation to pizza delivery. This fall the startup plans to deploy trucks equipped with 56 ovens that can bake pizzas en route to customers, allowing them to deliver dozens of orders before returning to the kitchen.The company is trying to shorten delivery times with software to anticipate when and what kind of pizzas customers will order.Charity Suzuki regularly uses the Zume mobile app to order pizza. She isn’t bothered by the robot cooks.“It’s delicious. It’s always hot and fresh when it comes,” Suzuki said. “I can’t tell the difference that it’s made by a robot versus a human.”___Associated Press Video Journalist Haven Daley contributed to this report. Hungry startup uses robots to grab slice of pizza read more

Businessman Jim Mansfield has died

first_imgTHE FORMER OWNER of the CityWest Hotel, Jim Mansfield, has died aged 75.Mansfield was one of Ireland’s most prominent and prolific businessmen during the Celtic Tiger, purchasing hotels, stately homes and an airport.He was one of the first Irish business leaders to buy a private jet, from his self-estimated €1.7 billion.Having left school at 14, Mansfield made his fortune in salvaging equipment and machinery from the Falklands War. This netted him £100 million in the early 80s.However, with the collapse of the economy, his empire crumbled and the jewel in the crown, the CityWest Hotel was sold for €30 million by NAMA.He is survived by his wife Anne and three sons Tony, Jimmy and PJ.Read: Want a private airport outside Dublin? Yours for just €3million…last_img

Battle Ground senior gets 5K scholarship

first_imgMontzerrat Pantoja can be a little bit of a pest when it comes to her family’s diet.Pantoja, a senior at Battle Ground High School, has a heavy interest in food science and nutrition, which has intersected with her family’s relationship to food.“My family, I kind of drive them crazy with, ‘Oh this is not healthy. Where’s our side of vegetables?’ I kind of get on their nerves,” Pantoja said. “It’s because I love them. I want them to be healthy.”While Pantoja might slightly irritate her family with healthy suggestions, the 18-year-old’s fascination with nutrition recently paid off in a big way. She was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Kaiser Permanente that was created with the intent of diversifying the health care workforce. Since the scholarship’s inception in 2009, more than $4 million have been awarded to students, according to a Kaiser press release.“We are passionate about making health care equitable — it should be accessible and affordable for everyone, no matter their circumstances,” said Ruth Williams-Brinkley, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest. “A person’s language, race or ethnicity shouldn’t be a barrier to good care. … By creating a more diverse workforce, we can take a big step toward helping everyone in our communities live their longest, healthiest lives.”Pantoja lived the first seven years of her life in the United States, splitting time between California and Washington, before spending the next seven years in Mexico. She moved to Battle Ground at 15, and after a period of adjustment has adapted to high school life.last_img read more

New Reading boss Gomes on passion for football

first_imgNewly appointed Reading manager Jose Gomes has been discussing his football philosophy during his first press conference as the club’s manager.Gomes who was appointed to replace the sacked Paul Clement faced the media on Monday and spoke about his intentions for the club.“I love football,” he told the club’s official website. “Ever since we are born and when we start playing football as kids, if you ask your friends to come and play football, the main idea is to score goals.”“And to score goals we must pass the ball to each other. That’s what I like, to pass the ball to each other and control the game with the ball with the intention of somehow obligating the opponent to move in trying to recover the ball and then creating space to use to our advantage with the fast players, the strikers.”Joel PereiraManchester United Joel Pereira set to join Reading Henry Ikenna Ugwu – January 10, 2019 Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira is set to go loan to Reading after a six-month loan spell at Vitoria Setubal, according to Daily Mail.The…“Basically I like creating with the ball. And from everything I watch of our players, we have players with enough technical ability to play and follow my ideas. I have no doubt about that.”Speaking on the prospect of traveling to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the FA Cup next month, Gomes said: “When I looked to the fixture schedule, I thought I could play against a Portuguese coach…but he left.”“But we are talking about one of the best clubs in the world with great players – it will be very difficult for us.”“However, it is usual that we have a different spirit in cup games. And anything can happen.”last_img read more

Seward to try tidal heat

first_imgSeward’s City Council has approved a plan aimed at using tidal energy to heat city buildings. If successful, the project could turn out to be the first ocean -sourced district heating system in the state. A resolution passed by the Seward City Council the evening before President Obama’s arrival is on-point with the president’s climate warming message.  But assistant city manager Ron Long says it was not planned to go with the president’s visit.Download Audio:“Purely coincidental. It sure worked out well that is was picked up by news media in town, so we have a chance to tell our story to a little broader audience than we might have.”]Long  says the city is planning to move away from the use of heating oil, while it attempts to create a renewable energy heating district in the city that would include four public buildings. The resolution approved Monday gave the go-ahead for seeking grant funding, and spending city funds, on the innovative project. Long says the plan is unique to Seward, because of the city’s location and because of the position of the buildings involved. The plan to use tidal forces to produce energy requires heat loops to be buried in gravel below the city’s waterfront.“While it is warmed by sea water, we don’t pump sea water, so we don’t have to deal with any of the corrosives, extra pumps, all those other pieces of a system that we might otherwise have to have.”The fluid in the loops absorbs heat from sea water according to Andy Baker, a consultant with Your Clean Energy, and energy auditing and consulting company.“Vertical loops that will be drilled into the deep gravel along their bike path, where the ocean tides are washing in and out twice a day.So the idea is that the loops would intercept the tidal water, the heat from the ocean water will go into the loops. The loops are part of one big closed loop that goes around and around in four different buildings. In each of those buildings are heat pumps. the heat pumps extract the heat from the loop.”Interestingly, Resurrection Bay water is warmest in the month of November, according to Baker, a fact that Baker says is fundamental to understanding why ocean heat is such a great resource for much of southeast and south central coastal Alaska. The North Pacific Ocean gyre starting at the Equator eventually brings warm water to the Alaska current which flows through Prince William Sound to the front of Resurrection Bay“And in October when they get the big rain storms here, fresh water flows out of Resurrection Bay and then draws in the deep sea water from the Alaska current. So it is sort of like a bathtub that fills up with hot water just before winter. ”Seward will apply for a Alaska Energy Authority Renewable Energy Fund grant of 850 thousand dollars and use 85 thousand dollars in city funds for the project. City officials estimate heating the library, city hall, a city annex and fire department with renewable energy will save the city up to $76,000 annually.Seward mayor Jean Bardarson says the city will apply for the grant this month.“And they are awarded in January. So we are looking forward to hopefully winning those fiances to funding that project in January.”The city’s proposed tidal energy project is different from the ocean water heating system used by the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward. The Sea Life Center uses sea water pumped directly from the ocean then filtered and then pumped into a heat exchanger. Baker says the proposed city project requires no water pumping.last_img read more

Photos of the Week

first_imgKit Doyle Share This! Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! By: Kit Doyle Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith March 8, 2019 at 9:20 pm Catholicism As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 “Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction”No. This is shoving David Hume’s Fear Theory of Religion on to the Indian traditions. Hume’s theory thinks that preliterate societies would create a “god” for each category of fear—one god for fear of death, another god for fear of storms, another god for fear of floods and so on. It’s not native to our culture. It doesn’t fit. Tagshomepage featured photos photos of the week Top Story,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Ananth Sethuraman says: March 9, 2019 at 11:08 am Kit Doyle,4 Comments Click here to post a comment Share This!center_img By: Kit Doyle FriendlyGoat says: Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. David Allen says: The Camlica Mosque holds 63,000 worshipers to be exact. I’m happy that they are happy with the building. It was designed by two women, which may have to do with why it was selected in the competition. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think that there were uniquely more bueatiful entrants in the competiorion. The winner is a huge, grotesque copy of the very old style of Orthodox Christian church building that the Muslims adopted when they captured Constantinople and converted churches into mosques. We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 March 10, 2019 at 1:36 pm Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes Carnival festivities, reactions to the tornadoes in Alabama, and more.Rev. Arthur Thomas, right, of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, embraces Greg Zanis who built a cross for each victim of the tornado that ripped through their community as a makeshift memorial in Beauregard, Ala., on March 6, 2019. Thomas said several of the dead were members of his congregation. (AP Photo/David Goldman)People dressed as the traditional carnival character “Zaku Zaharrak,” or old sack in the Basque language, take part during carnival parade in the small village of Lesaka, in northern Spain, on March 3, 2019. Their faces covered with white handkerchiefs and holding a stick fixed with an inflated animal’s bladder used to hit people, the Zaku Zaharrak figures appear after sunset to parade for hours through the village dancing and singing while bands play music. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)A Hindu holy man offers prayers at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, on March 4, 2019. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)Muslims offer morning prayers at the Camlica Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, which opened March 7, 2019. Hundreds attended the first prayer session at the newly completed mosque, the largest in Asia Minor, with a capacity of 60,000 worshippers. Construction began in 2013. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)Performers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 4, 2019. Carnival celebrations mark the extravagance prior to the Lenten fasting season. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)Vivian Martin, center, is comforted by fellow resident Susan Thompson, left, and grief counselor Jenny Filush-Glaze, right, at Providence Baptist Church, , in Beauregard, Ala., on March 6, 2019. Martin spoke about feeling guilty that her home was mostly spared by the tornado while some neighbors died when their homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/David Goldman)“Momotxorros ” take part in the carnival wearing typical carnival dress, in Alsasua, northern Spain, on March 5, 2019. During the carnival Momotxorros, characters, apparently resurrected from a prehistoric ritual, come into the streets wearing horns and hiding their faces under headscarves, and dressed in white sheets stained with blood. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)A worshiper prays during an Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, on March 6, 2019. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season when Christians prepare for Easter through acts of penitence, abstinence and prayer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)A man is placed into a trance-like state as he points keris, traditional daggers, to his neck during the ritual of Melasti in Bali, Indonesia, on March 4, 2019. The ritual, which is performed ahead of the Balinese Hindu’s Day of Silence, is meant to purify the universe of bad influences, bad deeds and bad thoughts. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, France, on March 7, 2019. Barbarin offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a court on Thursday found him guilty of failing to report to authorities allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) March 10, 2019 at 10:02 pm News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts David Hume says: Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Do architectural features in religious buildings improve the doctrines? ‘Jeopardy!’ clergy contestants keep the faith, organize prayer service for Trebek By: Kit Doyle Did Greg Zanis check with each of the victims to see if they were indeed Christian and not some other religion or none at all? Kind of presumptive of him and the community. It is like the Mormon practice of baptizing a substitute for the dead, offensive to many if not all.,‘This is about equality’: Muslim couple produces braille Quran in English last_img read more

More power to TMC as several representatives join party

first_imgKolkata: As many as 56 public representatives from Jhargram district joined the Trinamool Congress on Saturday among whom 40 had won the Panchayat elections with BJP’s ticket. The rest had won contesting as Independent candidates. The joining of the representatives was announced by party secretary general Partha Chatterjee from the dais of the Martyr’s Day programme of the party at Esplanade.It may be mentioned that all these representatives have won seats in the Gram Panchayats and Panchayat Samitis in the Panchayat polls held in May. The TMC had lost 22 Gram Panchayats and two Panchayat Samitis to the BJP in Jhargram. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeChatterjee visited Jhargram in June and prepared a report card of the party’s performance after holding a meeting with the district-level leaders.TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee while addressing the extended core committee meeting of the party on June 21 had said that she herself will supervise the party’s work at Jhargram in Jangalmahal.The TMC earlier in July had changed Sabhapatis offive out of eight blocks in the district that included those of Jamboni, Sankrail, Lalgarh, Belpahari and Jhargram Gramin. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn a major setback to the Congress, four of its MLAs from Malda and Murshidabad joined the TMC which includes the likes of Samar Mukherjee, Abu Taher Khan, Sabina Yasmin and Akhruzzaman.Mukherjee is an MLA from Ratua Assembly constituency in Malda, Taher Khan is an MLA from Nowda in Murshidabad, Yasmin is from Mothabari constituency in Malda while Akhruzzaman is from Raghunathganj in Murshidabad. Congress Councillor of Ward 140 of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Abu Mohammad Tarik also joined the TMC. Yasmin said: “It is a bit late but we understood that to develop the district of Malda and the state, we need to hold CM Mamata Banerjee’s hand. This is why we are joining the TMC today.””Nowadays, the BJP is spreading communalism across the nation. We thought TMC is the only one to stop them in Bengal,” Akhruzzaman said.Moinul Hassan of (CPI-M), Mizoram advocate-general Biswajit Deb and Narendra Nath Tiwari, general secretary of Malda Congress were among the others who joined. Expelled CPI(M) leader Ritabrata Banerjee who has recently been appointed as the Chairman of the newly-constituted Tribal Development Commission was seen on stage.Chandan Mitra, a former BJP MP, was also seen on the podium.last_img read more