This September, the MFLN will host the second annual Virtual Conference which will be held September 18-20. This year’s conference will focus on cultural competency through awareness, action, and advocacy and will include a keynote, capnote, and 4 sessions in between.The Family Development team has invited past webinar facilitator, Dr. Jenifer McGuire to present Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression within Families. In 2017, Dr. McGuire provided the Family Development team with two webinars- The ABCs of LGBT: Learning Language and Inclusive Practices in Work with LGBT Families and TRANSforming Conversations: Addressing Needs of Transgender Youth and their Families. We are delighted to have Dr. McGuire join us again during our 2018 Virtual Conference to discuss the context for working with and advocating for families with diverse structures, sexualities, and genders. She will also discuss diverse families and family members within the context of the military experience and so much more!Please join us as Dr. McGuire facilitates another engaging, insightful, and relevant session on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:30pm ET. To find out more about the 2018 Virtual Conference and to register, check out our 2018 Virtual Conference Page!
Looking to add smooth, cinematic motion to your videos? Here are 5 of the best options to pair with your mirrorless camera.If I had to rank my favorite camera moves, I’d probably have to list the slowly moving camera slide (or dolly) as my favorite. It can be such a powerful effect, and it can transform even the most boring shots into something much more cinematic.If you’re working with a mirrorless camera and looking to upgrade your cinematography, a reliable slider can be a great investment for adding smooth motion — for a variety of shots.And while you can always create a DIY slider for a weekend project, or look into heavy-duty cinema, camera-level offerings, let’s review some other options to pair with your mirrorless camera.1. edelkrone SliderONE v2Image via B&H.The edelkrone SliderONE v2 is one of the smallest, most compact sliders out there, but it’s surprisingly great for those minor camera moves — which can be very cinematic and powerful. At 10.6 inches long (with 7.9 inches of travel space), the SliderONE v2 is compact, easy to move, and easy to set up in a variety of spaces.It’s also capable of vertical moves at ninety degrees (but only with rigs up to five pounds). I highly recommend combining it with edelkrone’s app (Android and iOS), so you can use your smartphone as a monitor for setting up time-lapse and stop motion effects.Compact motorized slider with backlash-free gearsSupports up to 20 lbs. horizontallyIncreased vertical support of up to 5 lbs. at 90°Improved, steadier speed control throughout the sliderQuieter operation with step motor driver designConnects wirelessly to HeadONE and HeadPLUS componentsLANC port for remote camera control7.9″ of camera travel, 10.6″ total lengthiOS and Android control app with time-lapse and stop-motion effects2.5 mm shutter trigger socket3/8″-16 camera and tripod threadsRobust aluminum and stainless steel buildUses widely available LP-E6-type batteriesBuilt-in Wi-Fi module for future updatesPrice: $4992. Rhino RŌV PRO TravelerImage via B&H.The RŌV PRO Traveler is a bit longer but also a solid lightweight option at 16-inches of movement (25-inches actual length). The RŌV PRO Traveler (like its name implies) is great for travel and run-and-gun videography, with folding all-terrain legs and a handy quick release ball head carriage — perfect for supporting a mirrorless camera and rig up to five pounds.It also features wireless smartphone connectivity, with its iOS Bluetooth app for controlling its motorized movements — great for time-lapses and slow, cinematic slides.Lightweight, portable slider supports up to 5-lb. cameras25″ track length, 16″ travel distanceMotorized control via free, downloadable iOS appUse with a separately available shutter-release cable to create time-lapse movesCreate cinematic looks with the included variable ND filterIntegrated battery provides motion for up to 24 hoursCarriage with built-in ball headFolding all-terrain legsBelt tension can be adjusted with a 1.5 mm Allen keyIncludes a smartphone mountDurable aluminum buildPrice: $4003. iFootage Shark Slider S1 BundleImage via B&H.The iFootage Carbon Fiber Shark Slider S1 is a full bundle that includes extension rails and a much longer, more durable drive belt. The Shark Slider S1 by itself (which includes the flywheel) is 31-inches long (with 25-inches of sliding length) — although with the extension rails, it can reach 47-inches.This modular slider can handle fifteen pounds — perfect for mirrorless, DSLR, or even small cine cameras and rigs. The S1 can partner with several wireless motion controllers, as well as the Motion X2 system, for a full 360-degree range of capture.31″ slider + extension rails and longer drive belt47″ total sliding lengthFlywheel11 lb payload (15 lb without extension)1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 tripod mount holesIncludes padded carrying bagPrice: $6384. A&J PRO Moving Dolly Track Camera SliderImage via B&H.The A&J Moving Dolly Track Camera Slider is one of the longest, most durable sliders on our list. With up to 40-inches of travel space (39.4-inches to be exact), this option features adjustable feet, wheels for tracking and free-form shots, and five tripod mounting positions.It also offers up to 22 lbs. of payload support. So if you’re pushing a heavy-duty mirrorless camera and rig, this is one of the sturdier options. It also has a very smooth glide with its roller bearing track. However, it’s a little less run-and-gun and better for when you have time to really set your cinematic shots.The track bed features five distinct 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threaded tripod mounting holes, allowing you to mount the slider onto a tripod, then use the head to create shots that can vary from horizontal to vertical.The feet enable you to set up the slider track on a surface; you can adjust the height of each foot to level the track.The wheels are removable from the track, and you can use them to create curved moves on a flat, smooth surface.The carriage features a 1/4″-20 threaded stud for mounting your camera directly to the carriage. You can also mount a ball head, or use the included 1/4″-20 to 3/8″-16 bushing for mounting larger accessories to the carriage.The carriage also incorporates a bubble level and two each 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threaded accessory mounting holes.Price: $1095. Sevenoak Time-Lapse SliderImage via Sevenoak.One of the high-end options to consider is the Sevenoak Time-Lapse Slider. This motorized, belt-driven slider can work with cameras and rigs up to 22 lbs. (and even up to 8.8 lbs when used vertically). The track has 31.5-inches of travel space.The motorized drive is perfect for cinematic time-lapses and tightly controlled motion. All of which you can access from a smartphone with a downloadable iOS device or a 2.4GHz remote control.Adjustable feet mount to the end of the track, for use when using the slider directly on relatively flat surfaces. The carriage incorporates a bubble level to help you balance the slider. The removable motor supports time-lapse, motion control, and stop motion via the included remote control, or by a downloadable app for iOS devices.Tripod mountable, or set up on a flat surfaceAdjustable legs allow you to level the slider on uneven surfacesControllable by included 2.4 GHz remote control or via Bluetooth by the downloadable iOS appProgrammable functions, including camera control with appropriate cablePrice: $629Cover image by Jan Faukner.For more videography tips and tricks, check these out:DSLR Slider Guide For Solo Shooters6 Filmmaking Tutorials for CinematographersAwesome Cinematography: Achieving a Jib Shot with a Slider7 Easy Ways to Improve Your CinematographyLone Operator? Make Your Next Purchase a Motorized Slider
South Africa’s star batsman AB de Villiers has said that there would be a question mark on India’s number one ranking if they falter in the three-match series starting on December 16.”There’s been this feeling and stats show it, that their batters score bigger and they generally perform better at home, which is normal. This will be a big test for them. There’s always been the label that they struggle in South Africa,” de Villiers told The Independent. “If they don’t have success here, there’ll definitely be a question mark about their No. 1 ranking,” he said.De Villiers said he admires Sachin Tendulkar in the Indian team but hoped that the batsman does not strike form in the three-Test series starting in Centurion.”Sachin is a legend of the game and I will always look up to him and it’s great that he is here. It might be his last series in South Africa, so you’ve got to enjoy having the man around, but I’m hoping he doesn’t score too many hundreds.”The 26-year-old de Villiers has scored 4,540 runs in 63 Tests and has been a mainstay of South Africa’s batting line-up.De Villiers said the visitors would gain from having South African Gary Kirsten as coach but the hosts have quality bowlers to contain their much-vaunted batting line-up.”He (Kirsten) has got a lot of knowledge of conditions here. They’ll have all the necessary information. They are a class team and they gave us a run for our money the last time they were here. I back our seam bowlers. Dale (Steyn) and Morne (Morkel) will be big danger men. We are playing at home and we should know the conditions,” he said.advertisementDe Villiers, who had scored an unbeaten 278 against Pakistan in November, to become the highest scorer for South Africa in Tests, said “I would like to achieve a lot more. I have my goals now and I just want to go out there and win games for the team.”About his captain, the star batsman said, “I am the type of guy that needs a boost every now and then from the coaching staff and the captain. Graeme Smith’s always been there for me, backed me 100 per cent, even during the bad times,” he said.- With PTI inputs
Santos finished with 12 points, six rebounds and six assists as the Beermen shot 51 percent from the field after struggling to make shots in Game 3.Game 5 is on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—On Sunday, Arwind Santos as if guaranteed a San Miguel Beer win over Magnolia in Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments LATEST STORIES The Beermen made their star forward look like a genius after steamrolling the Hotshots, 114-98, to tie their best-of-seven series Wednesday night.Following the victory, the ever-confident Santos was at it again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“O di ba tabla na. Hindi naman kami nag-relax para hindi namin maitabla,” he told reporters after Game 4. “Talagang ginawa namin ang lahat, lalo na si June Mar (Fajardo).”READ: PBA Finals: Hot-shooting Beermen tie series, torch Hotshots in Game 4 Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss La Salle dethrones UP, returns to UAAP men’s football final MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles (The series is now tied. We never relaxed for us not to even it up. We really did everything we could especially June Mar.)“Game 5? Hindi na natin pwede i-tie yan. Malamang may lalamang. Malamang kami na yun. Sana kami na,” Santos said. “Magpe-pray kami at magtitiwala kami sa bawat isa para makuha namin yun. Lahat kami nakikita ko sa dugout, gigil na gigil kami kasi gusto talaga namin makauna, hindi kami makauna. Sana itong Game 5.”(Obviously, one team is going to lead the series after Game 5 and most likely, it’s going to be us. I hope it’s us. We’ll pray for it and continue to believe in each other for us to win that game. Everyone in the dugout is determined to pull ahead in this series and hopefully we’ll be able to do it in Game 5.)READ: Hotshots hold off Beermen for 2-1 series leadJune Mar Fajardo led SMB with 31 points on 13-of-14 shooting from the field.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue
Tomar spoke about his grand plans regarding pro boxing in India at the 29th WBO Annual Convention at San Juan, Puerto Rico. “First of all, I would like to thank WBO for making us their regional promoters in India. IOS Boxing Promotions has grand plans for professional boxing in India, with Vijender being the face of sport in the region. “We have already organised a highly successful fight night in July, wherein Vijender won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight belt and have plans of organising many such night in the coming months. Furthermore, we have multiple pro boxing projects in the pipeline for the Asia-Pacific region that will be announced in due course,” he said. PTI PM CM CM
BOSTON — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on April 20, two years after he donated the medal from his first victory to the city in memory of the bombing victims.Kenya’s Carolina Rotich was the women’s champion, outsprinting Mare Dibaba down Boylston Street to win by 4 seconds.Desisa didn’t have much time to celebrate when he won in 2013.Hours after he crossed the finish line, two bombs exploded on Boylston Street and turned his victory into an afterthought. As the city mourned the three killed and 260 wounded in the explosions, he returned to Boston to donate the medal.Now Desisa has a Boston title he can enjoy.“I’m happy for No. 1,” he said. “I am happy to win and for a strong Boston 2013.”The 25-year-old Ethiopian won the 119th edition of the world’s most prestigious marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds to beat Yemane Adhane Tsegay by 31 seconds. Kenya’s Wilson Chebet was third, another 34 seconds back.Dathan Ritzenhein of Rockford, Michigan, was the first American, in seventh. Defending champion Meb Keflezighi of San Diego was one spot behind him a year after he became the first American men’s champion since 1983, galvanizing the city behind him as a symbol of patriotism and resilience.Two years after the explosions, the race took a tentative step back toward normal.“Boston Strong” was still ubiquitous — on shirts and signs, and shouted by spectators. But the crowds along the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Copley Square were smaller than last year, no doubt thinned by the mid-40 temperatures that came coupled with a stiff wind and rain that was expected to pick up in the afternoon.With many of the runners wearing long sleeves and gloves to fight off the cold, American Desiree Linden led for much of the women’s race, and fellow U.S. Olympian Shalane Flanagan was also in the pack through the midpoint.But Flanagan dropped back around Mile 18, and Linden fell off the pace in the final miles as Rotich and Ethiopians Mare Dibaba and Buzunesh Deba pulled away.With Deba, the runner-up last year, falling behind at the final turn onto Boylston Street, Rotich and Dibaba ran shoulder-to-shoulder for the final quarter-mile, switching places before Rotich kicked into the lead for her first Boston title.“I got to the last corner and I saw the finish line tape and I thought this is it, I’m not going to let it go,” said Rotich, who gave Kenya its fifth straight women’s victory in Boston. “I was like, ‘No, not today.’ And I kept going.”The 30-year-old Kenyan won in 2:24:55, with Deba another 6 seconds behind Dibaba.Linden finished fourth, and Flanagan was ninth.The men’s pack also seemed destined for a sprint to the tape before Desisa left Tsegay behind. Desisa and Rotich will collect $150,000 for their wins.American Tatyana McFadden won her third straight women’s wheelchair race, and Marcel Hug won his first men’s title earlier.Ernst Van Dyk, the most decorated Boston Marathon competitor in history, finished second in his attempt to win the race for an 11th time.Security for the second race after the bombings was visible but not intrusive. State and local police, some on bicycles and others riding all-terrain vehicles, were supplemented by National Guard soldiers who walked alongside the road, applauding passing runners and occasionally reaching across the temporary fencing to high-five spectators.___By Jimmy Golen, AP Sports Writer. AP writers Bob Salsberg, Philip Marcelo and Jennifer McDermott contributedTweetPinShare0 Shares
Francesco Molinari fittingly took the glory as Europe regained the Ryder Cup from the United States in dominant style on Sunday, the Italian beating Phil Mickelson on the 16th to post the point needed to reach the magic tally of 14.5.Mickelson conceded the hole after firing his tee shot into the water with Molinari on the green to leave the Italian as the first European to win all five matches in a week — having not won any of his previous six.Europe were effectively already assured of victory when he teed off as the Italian, Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia were all dormie and guaranteed at least half a point from their games – with Europe at that stage needing one. “They’ve been amazing; all 12 of them have been unbelievable,” said emotional European captain Thomas Bjorn.”They were so determined. They set out to do a job, so it was easy for me to guide them in that direction. They stood up to it.”This is such special event, when you come in with the right attitude it’s such a great thing. I should wrap them up and take them to America for the next one.”The home side, playing in France for the first time, had started the day 10-6 up, needing to secure four and a half of the 12 points available to win back the trophy and extend their stranglehold on home soil that dates back to 1993. Only twice before had a team come from four down going into the singles to win — the U.S. doing so at Brookline in 1999 and Europe in 2012 in the ‘Miracle of Medinah’ – but another stunning comeback never really looked on the cards.advertisementJustin Thomas, Webb Simpson and Tony Finau gave Jim Furyk’s team a glimmer of hope with early wins but then the European points started pouring in. Thorbjorn Olesen hammered Jordan Spieth and fellow rookie Jon Rahm beat Tiger Woods — leaving the 14-times major champion with a stunning four defeats out of four and ensuring that every member of the European team contributed at least a point.Ian Poulter, “Mr Ryder Cup”, then got to smash his fist against the European crest on his chest one more time as world number one Dustin Johnson conceded on the 18th green to leave Europe on the verge.AMAZING SCENES Europe dominated in singles competition in this year’s Ryder Cup (Reuters Photo)The three dormie games meant victory was secure but Ryder Cup tradition demands a man who “delivers” the winning point and nobody has delivered like Molinari this week.After seeing his ball splash into the lake Mickelson, suffering two defeats in what will surely be his last appearance, sportingly removed his cap and offered his hand to spark amazing scenes of celebration on the tee and amid the biggest galleries in the event’s history. “This means more than majors, more than anything,” said Molinari, who won all four pairs matches with Tommy Fleetwood in another European first.”The team spirit has been the best I have been a part of, it’s just been an incredible week.”Moments later Garcia beat Rickie Fowler 2&1 to become the competition’s all-time leading scorer, his three points this week taking his career tally to 25.5 and overhauling Nick Faldo and fully justifying Bjorn’s decision to select him as a wild card.”I don’t usually cry, but I couldn’t help it, what a week,” said the Spaniard.”It’s been a rough year, but we fought hard. I’m so thankful to Thomas Bjorn for believing in me.”It’s unreal. The crowds were amazing — they always are but it was just unbelievable how supportive. I’ve never had so many big cheers like I’ve had this week. It was amazing, and I’m just really happy that they get to celebrate now.”Stenson duly handed Bubba Watson his fourth defeat in four singles matches, by a thumping 5&4, with only Patrick Reed halting the cascade of blue by beating Tyrrell Hatton.Alex Noren and Bryson Dechambeau then found themselves alone on the course — but for 70,000 fans — as the final match carried on to decide only the margin of victory.”You have to tip your cap, they outplayed us,” said Furyk, who has cut a sporting and dignified figure through what turned out to be a tough week.”Europe did a good job on a golf course they know pretty well. It’s a tight and wonderful golf course and their captain did a better job than me.”advertisement
The five seats by-poll (three Lok Sabha, two assembly) concluded on Saturday (November 3) in Karnataka. It received a mixed turnout response from voters. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed that they are confident of winning at least three seats out of fiveThe Congress-JDS, on the other hand, said that they are confident of winning four seats.The main battle was fought for Shimoga Lok Sabha seat with BS Yedyurappa nominating his son to fight for the party and the Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) fielded Karnataka’s former chief minister S Bangarappa’s son Madhu Bangarappa. The JDS is hoping that the caste arithmetic would work in their favour.”We are confident of winning 101 per cent. PM Modi’s schemes have worked well here. I don’t think this a semi-final for 2019 elections. Post results you will see a lot of infighting in the Congress-JDS coalition.”- BJP State President BS YedyurappaCongress Jhamkandi candidate Anand Nyamagouda shed light on his voctory plan.”There are three major factors that are contributing to my victory; sympathy (I don’t want to deny that), the development work my father has done for this constituency, and also me being a young entrepreneur. A lot of people have hope and confidence in me that today, after so many years, Jhamkhandi constituency is getting a young entrepreneur.”- Anand NyamagoudaThe next big battle for the BJP and Congress (between Sriramulu and DK Shivakumar) was for Bellary seat. The BJP wants to regain the seat after the recent debacle in the state elections. The party lost six seats to the Congress in the district.advertisementJDS’s Ramanagara candidate Anitha Kumaraswamy is almost certain of a win after the BJP candidate retired from polls 48 hours before the polling.ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 3) AT AROUND 5 PM VOTING PERCENTAGE WASBellary: 57.65 per centShimoga: 55.16 per centMandya: 48.83 per centRamanagara: 67.22 per centJhamkandi: 74.41 per centFINAL VOTER TURNOUT IN KARNATAKA Karnataka by-elections polling percentageRead more on Karnataka:PM Modi, others wish Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh on their foundation daysRathore fumes after Karnataka mantri flings sports kits at athletes
MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant went rivals when Chennai Super Kings took on Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 in Visakhapatnam on Friday.With Rishabh Pant’s growing stature as the next big thing of Indian cricket, the lead up to IPL 2019, let alone the matches between Delhi and Chennai were built around Pant vs Dhoni.Both Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni were key campaigners for their respective franchises but Pant wasn’t able to do much in Delhi Capitals’ 6-wicket defeat to Chennai Super Kings that also saw the end of their impressive campaign.Nonetheless, after the much-anticipated virtual semi-final, Pant made sure he picked Dhoni’s brains at the YS Rajashekara Reddy ACA-VCDA Stadium in Visakhapatnam.Even as MS Dhoni was busy celebrating Chennai Super Kings’ dominant win, he made sure he had a chat with Rishabh Pant.In a video available on Chennai Super Kings’ social media profiles, Pant can be seen listening to Dhoni with rapt attention.Guru Sishyan! #Thala #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/dd9iFRtJjAChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 11, 2019Rishabh Pant had often insisted that he has learnt a lot from MS Dhoni while watching and sharing the crease with the veteran India wicketkeeper.”I have learnt a lot of things from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. But the most important thing is discipline. Every at this stage of his career, Mahi bhai is never late for anything. He follows the process that brought him success rigorously during practice even now. He knows what suits him and what doesn’t,” Pant had recently told Sports Tak.advertisementMeanwhile, Pant, who had hit a 21-ball 49 in Delhi Capitals thrilling win over Sunisers Hyderabad in Wednesday’s Eliminator top scored once again with a 25-ball 38 but it wasn’t enough for Delhi as the young wicketkeeper-batsman was losing partners at regular intervals.With Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and Imran Tahir picking up 5 wickets between them, Delhi Capitals were restricted to 147 in 20 overs after which Chennai Super Kings gunned down the total in just 19 overs.Also Read | You cannot curtail natural instincts of a player like Rishabh Pant: Pravin AmreAlso Read | Ziva kisses MS Dhoni after CSK beat Delhi Capitals to enter 8th IPL finalAlso See:
David Warner hit his 16th ODI hundred as Australia cruised towards a big total against Bangladesh in a World Cup 2019 match in Nottingham on Thursday. This was Warner’s 2nd hundred for Australia in this edition of the tournament and his third overall.David Warner equalled Virat Kohli as he became only the second batsman to complete 16 ODI tons in 110 innings. Hashim Amla, who scored his 16th ODI century in 94 innings, holds the record for fewest innings to this feat.David Warner’s first century came against Pakistan in Australia’s winning cause in Taunton. Warner began the 2019 World Cup with an unbeaten 89 against Afghanistan before falling cheaply against West Indies.David Warner added 121 for the opening wicket with Aaron Finch and then continued to dominate as Usman Khawaja joined him in the middle.David Warner had also won the Orange Cap in the 2019 Indian Premier League with 692 runs from 12 matches. David Warner’s first hundred in World Cups came in the last edition of the tournament. He had hit 178 out of Australia’s total of 401 for 6 off 50 overs against Afghanistan.Currently, David Warner is in top five run getters in World Cup 2019 and Australia assistant coach Ricky Ponting has backed him to end up as the leading run-getter in the ongoing tournament.Earlier in the tournament, Warner had played a match-winning knock of 107 off 109 balls, which included 11 fours and a six and helped Australia defeat Pakistan by 41 runs.”You could see by the way he moved into his shots picking up the length early, he hit a lot of pull shots early in his innings, which is always a good sign for him,” said Ponting.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar suffers injury scare ahead of Afghanistan matchAlso Read | Rishabh Pant likely to make World Cup debut against AfghanistanAlso See
Johnathan Gray lights up Oklahoma State. (USATSI)I saw some pretty ridiculous things on Twitter tonight — you always do when things are going south during a season — and I usually just laugh and change the channel (so to speak).But this tweet climbed to the apex of irrationality and I couldn’t let it go. Here it is.Gundy and Yurcich owe me a personal apology. And a refund. #okstate— Katie (@iamnotkathy) November 16, 2014That is as absurd as being a consumer of goods and services can possibly be.Example: If you go to a movie with your spouse and it sucks, do you demand an apology and refund from the director of that movie?Of course not!The rational response is one of these two:1. “Hey, I had a lot of fun on my date but that movie didn’t live up to the expectationsI have for that director because of other work he’s done and I think he’s kind of toast as a director so I’m not going to any of his movies again.”Or..2. “Hey, I had a lot of fun on my date but that movie didn’t live up to the expectations I have for that director because of other work he’s done…however I trust his full body of work so I think I’ll probably see one of his movies again in the future.”Those are the only two responses that don’t make you sound entitled and immature.Demanding an apology from two of the executives of a company because you don’t like their product? This isn’t a middle school economics project!Simply don’t go.Problem solved.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!
Anderlecht 1 Bayern Munich 2: Lewandowski and Tolisso give visitors win Omnisport Last updated 1 year ago 05:47 11/23/17 Getty Images Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso scored to give Jupp Heynckes’ side all three points against Anderlecht in the Champions League. Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso were enough to give a below-par Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Anderlecht in the Champions League on Wednesday.The hosts had the better of the chances at the Constant Vanden Stockstadion, but their first goal in the competition this season would ultimately count for little.Sofiane Hanni cancelled out Lewandowski’s well-worked opener, but Anderlecht could not keep the pressure on and Tolisso turned from provider to scorer as he netted a 77th-minute winner. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Bayern lost Thiago Alcantara and Arjen Robben to injury, with Arturo Vidal grimacing as he was withdrawn late on, but Jupp Heynckes’ men retain a slim hope of topping Group B on the final matchday.The Bundesliga champions must beat Unai Emery’s goal-crazy side, who thrashed Celtic 7-1 elsewhere in the group, by more than three goals if they are to usurp the French superstars.Anderlecht, meanwhile, are still without a point in this year’s tournament and will take on Celtic in Glasgow needing a big win to secure third place and a Europa League spot.4 – For the 1st time Sven #Ulreich (@FCBayernEN) saved 4 shots in the first half in the @ChampionsLeague. Support.@FCBayernUS #RSCFCB— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 22, 2017The hosts left top scorer Henry Onyekuru on the bench but had the better of the first half and will have been frustrated not to have been ahead at the interval against a disjointed Bayern.Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich was forced into action after just eight minutes, blocking Lukasz Teodorczyk’s shot and then saving comfortably from Hanni on the follow-up.Dennis Appiah then tested Ulreich at his near post with a well-struck effort before Anderlecht’s best chance of the first half arrived in the 30th minute. Teodorczyk was found completely unmarked and with only the goalkeeper to beat but could only scuff his shot wide.Teodorczyk had another opportunity at the end of the half, after more poor defending, but again he could not beat Ulreich before Bayern survived a late penalty shout after Pieter Gerkens went down under pressure from Niklas Sule.Heynckes sent on James Rodriguez after Thiago was hurt in a seemingly innocuous challenge and the coach was also forced into another change as Robben had to be replaced by Javi Martinez shortly after the break.50 – @Javi8martinez makes his 50th competitive appearance under Jupp #Heynckes for @FCBayernEN. Rotor.@FCBayernUS #RSCAFCB pic.twitter.com/HbEryqbIkz— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 22, 2017The visitors suddenly looked a different side, though, and went ahead on 51 minutes, James finding Tolisso who squared for Lewandowski to tap home.Yet Anderlecht continued to press and levelled just after the hour mark, Teodorczyk heading on for Hanni to slot home from close range, Anderlecht’s first Champions League goal this season.Bayern had a good chance to restore their lead, Matz Sels blocking Lewandowski but Teodorczyk also curled one just wide in an evenly contested second half.The hosts also sent on Onyekuru as they searched for the second goal but it was Bayern who had the extra quality in attack when it mattered.With a little over 10 minutes to go, Joshua Kimmich raced down the right and crossed for Tolisso who headed past a helpless Sels to make it 2-1 and hand Bayern all three points. read more
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Emery hopes Arsenal defeat acts as wake-up callby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery hopes defeat to Southampton was a wake up call.The Saints ended Arsenal’s 22-match unbeaten run and won their first home league game since April thanks to Charlie Austin’s 85th-minute header with Hasenhuttl running on to the pitch to celebrate with his players on the final whistle.In a see-sawing encounter, the hosts took the lead after 20 minutes as Danny Ings muscled home a header from Matt Targett’s cross.Henrikh Mkhitaryan nodded in shortly after for Arsenal, following good work by Alex Iwobi and Nacho Monreal – but Ings struck again just before the break.Nathan Redmond’s floated cross was precise and Ings cushioned a looping effort into the far corner.Arsenal turned the screw in the second half and restored parity as Mkhitaryan’s shot deflected in off Jannik Vestergaard.The Gunners had their chances with Alex McCarthy impressing in the home goal, but Southampton were dangerous on the break and Shane Long had a goal rightly ruled offside before providing a teasing cross for Austin’s winner.Emery stated: “We could have lost at any time and it was today.”If we won’t win like today, we cannot be in the top four.”After 22 matches unbeaten we didn’t lose and we are only fifth position in the table and the reason is because other teams are very well.”Other teams usually they are winning but we need to do our way and continue to build. The objective is therefore top but we know it’s not easy because the other teams are at a high level.”We need to be very, very demanding.”
zoom The French African Maritime Agencies Guinea and logistics provider Lalemant have decided to set up a new regular service for breakbulk cargo and containers between the Belgian port of Ghent and the African country of Guinea. The new breakbulk line, Kamsar Express, offers a direct connection between the ports of Ghent and Port Kamsar every four to five weeks. “Conventional goods, project cargo and containers are the most important goods that the specialized multifunctional vessels will transport. The ships are fitted with their own cranes having a lifting capacity of 60 to 160 tonnes,” the port of Ghent said.Quay at Stukwerkers in the Ghent Grootdok will be the main loading point but it will also be possible to call at other ports upon request, according to the port of Ghent.Kamsar Express is the second regular line between the port of Ghent and Guinea.“This second regular line is open to everyone and an addition to the already existing regular line for specific customers,” the port of Ghent added.
RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 About 7.6 kilometres of Trunk 4, from the south side of RiverBourgeois Road easterly to Highway 104, will be surface paved,ditched and culverted. Work is expected to be completed byFriday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle and flag persons. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5998 Local Area Office: 902-869-5301 Fax: 902-864-7811 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 311 Route 311, for 5.3 kilometres from Onslow Road to the StewartsBridge, has intermittent one-lane closures to facilitateditching, culvert work and repaving until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilotvehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-885-2821 Fax: 902-885-3090 Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 INVERNESS COUNTY: Little River Bridge Little River Bridge at Mill Creek near Port Hood is closed forreplacement of bridge and approaches until Saturday, Nov. 15. Adetour is available. Traffic control consists of traffic lights. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 VICTORIA COUNTY: Little Narrows Little Narrows Road from Little Narrows Ferry has a one-laneclosure for road repairs until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic controlconsists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-867-7004 Fax: 902-863-7365 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Whites Lake Brook Bridge Whites Lake Brook Bridge on Route 333 is undergoing concreterepair work and rail replacement until Sunday, Oct. 26. Trafficcontrol consists of barriers along the north edge. Work takesplace from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hammonds Plains Road The Hammonds Plains interchange bridge on Highway 102(southbound) has a lane closure for repairs until Friday, Oct. Local Area Office: 902-752-7907 Fax: 902-752-7908 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 INVERNESS COUNTY: Main Street, Whycocomagh Village Main Street in Whycocomagh Village, from Trans-Canada Highway 105easterly for 1.4 kilometres, has a one-lane closure for roadrepairs until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of apilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5998 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until furthernotice. Traffic control consists of signage. A detour isavailable on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Taggart Road to the Portapique River has a one-laneclosure for ditching, culvert repairs and repaving until Friday,Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons.Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 HANTS COUNTY: Elmsdale Bridge Elmsdale Bridge on Trunk 2, between Elmsdale and Lantz, is closeduntil June 2004. A detour is available around the bridge. Trafficcontrol consists of a detour sign. PICTOU COUNTY: Black Brook Bridge Black Brook Bridge on Minto Road is closed until Monday, Dec. 1for removal and replacement of the bridge structure. Detoursignage is available. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Offices: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111/118 Interchange Ramps Highway 111/118 interchange ramps will be closed periodically forrepairs until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists ofsignage. Various detours will be provided based on ramp closure.Work takes place 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Joudrey Road Joudrey Road is closed, except to local traffic, for culvertrepairs until further notice. A detour is available fromLouisville Road to Route 6. Work takes place 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 INVERNESS COUNTY: Reeves Street Reeves Street in Port Hawkesbury has a one-lane closure forpaving until Monday, Nov. 24. Traffic control consists of trafficcontrol persons. Work takes place 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Timber Bridge, Trunk 7 Timber Bridge on Trunk 7 in Moosehead Brook is closed forreplacement until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists oftraffic lights. A detour is available adjacent to the bridge. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Mount Uniacke to the Stillwater overpass, isnow open. Work will continue in isolated areas. The speed limitis returned to 100 km/hr. Once motorist pass the StillwaterOverpass, the speed limit will remain at the reduced rate of 80km/hr. Motorists may occasionally experience some minor traffic delaysin areas where traffic has been reduced from two lanes to one. CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Scotts Bridge Scotts Bridge on Route 245 is closed for replacement untilFriday, Nov. 7. A detour is available via Route 245 to Pleasant Valley. Trafficcontrol consists of detour signage. Work takes place from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Barkhouse Bridge Barkhouse Bridge on Trunk 3, about 0.4 kilometres from the Crandel Road intersection has a one-lane closure for repairsuntil Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control signs which are posted at exits 9 and 10 on Highway 103 and Trunk 3. Vehicleswider than 3.1 metres should use Highway 103 as a detour. Worktakes place 24 hours a day. INVERNESS COUNTY: Sandy Gillis Bridge Sandy Gillis Bridge in Judique is closed for bridge replacementand repair to approaches until Friday, Oct. 31. A detour isavailable on a temporary bridge. Traffic control consists ofsignage. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Crews are surface paving and ditching about four kilometres ofTrunk 19, from River Denys Mountain Road northerly. One lane willbe closed. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, Oct.31. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle and flag staff. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16, from Peas Brook to Halfway Cove Bridge, about 3.6kilometres, has intermittent lane closures until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilotvehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 REGION OF QUEENS: Medway River Bridge Medway River Bridge on Highway 103, about 100 metres east of theintersection with the Medway River Road (Exit 17A), has a one-lane closure for repairs until Monday, Oct. 27. Traffic controlconsists of traffic signals. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Meteghan River Bridge Meteghan River Bridge on Trunk 1 is closed until Sunday, Nov. 30.If travelling from Yarmouth towards Saulnierville on Trunk 1, adetour is available on Maxwellton Road, to Second Division Road,to Placide Comeau Road and back to Trunk 1. If travelling from Halifax or Digby towards Meteghan River, adetour is available on the Placide Comeau Road, to SecondDivision Road, to Maxwellton Road and back to Trunk 1. Local Area Office: 902-769-2192 902-769-3396 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-6196 Traffic control consists of a light bar and barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Luther McNutt Bridge Luther McNutt Bridge on Truro Road is closed for bridge structureremoval and replacement until Monday, Dec. 15. Traffic control consists of detour signage. The road will be opento local traffic only. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 HANTS COUNTY: Mill Road, Mount Uniacke Mill Road in Mount Uniacke, has a one-lane closure for pavinguntil Friday, Nov. 14. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takesplace from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111 Dartmouth Portland Street, Highway 111/118, MicMac Parclo and Exit 5, fromMicMac to the Woodland exit, will have partial lane closures forhighway ramp light repairs until Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic controlconsists of an arrow board. Work takes place from 10 p.m. to 6a.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Blasting will take place on Highway 103, at exits 3 and 4,between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until September 2004. Both eastbound and westbound motorists may experience shortdelays. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Worktakes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Lacewood Drive The Highway 102/Lacewood Drive (Exit 2A) interchange has a one-lane closure for repairs to traffic signals, curbs, gutters andsidewalks until Saturday, Nov. 15. Traffic control consists ofsignage. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Seal Island Bridge Seal Island bridge is now opened to two-way traffic. Laneclosures may occur during the day until Sunday, Oct. 26. Widthrestrictions are removed. PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge, Route 348, on Pictou Landing Road is closed forreplacement until Monday, Oct. 27. Traffic control consists of flashing lights. A detour isavailable on Egypt Road. VICTORIA COUNTY: Route 223 Route 223, from Little Narrows Ferry, westerly 1.5 kilometres,has a one-lane closure for road repairs until Friday, Oct. 31.Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes placefrom 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Beaverbank Connector The Beaverbank Connector and Highway 101 interchange ramps, fromSackville Drive to Highway 101, have a lane closure for pavinguntil Friday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of flashinglights and signage. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. -30-
SHERBROOKE, Que. – Surging water levels in a Quebec river have washed away part of a railway bridge east of Montreal.Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc., which owns the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway, says the water levels in the St-François River rose overnight Friday night.No trains were involved and the damage affects only railway infrastructure.Genesee & Wyoming Canada says there were no injuries.A railway emergency and recovery team is on site in Sherbrooke to assess damage and prepare the ground for future work.Alternative routes will be established shortly to maintain customer service.
Workers at the General Motors plant in Oshawa have stopped working as they wait for details on the company’s plan to close the facility.A source familiar with the situation has told The Canadian Press that General Motors Canada will shutter the plant as part of a shift in global production that will also affect operations in other countries.Unifor, the union representing more than 2,500 workers at the plant, said it has been informed that there is no product allocated to the Oshawa plant past December 2019.On Monday morning, dozens of workers were seen walking out of the Oshawa Assembly Plant, with some saying they were very unhappy with news of the planned closure.One man said the union had told workers at the plant to go home and would be speaking with employees at an afternoon meeting.A spokeswoman for GM Canada said Sunday that the company had “no news or comment tonight” and would not be commenting on speculation.According to GM’s website, the Oshawa Assembly Plant employs 2,522 workers with Unifor Local 222. Production began on Nov. 7, 1953, and in the 1980s the plant employed roughly 23,000 people.
PITTSBURGH — Autonomous vehicles won’t be coming to your city anytime soon.Even the most optimistic of experts say it will be 10 years before the cars are everywhere, but others believe it will take decades.The biggest reasons are camera and laser sensors that can’t see through heavy snow or figure out where to go if lane lines are covered. Autonomous vehicles also have trouble with missing lane lines or poorly placed lines showing where to stop at intersections. They also are challenged by when to turn left in front of oncoming traffic.And a fatal crash last year involving an Uber autonomous test vehicle has rattled consumer confidence in the technology.Tom Krisher, The Associated Press
“He is also raising with the authorities the allegations regarding human rights violations, and meeting with a range of pro-Russian as well as pro-Ukrainian civil society representatives,” Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva.Mr. Šimonovic, the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, is in Ukraine to stress the “paramount” importance of ensuring respect for international human rights laws and standards during these difficult times, Ms. Shamdasani stated.“He is assessing the human rights situation in the region, calling for respect for human rights and discussing options for the UN and international partners to assist in strengthening capacity on the ground where necessary.”Mr. Šimonovic, who is based in New York, was dispatched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on a week-long mission to Ukraine to continue the UN’s high-level engagement with the country, to assess the human rights situation, and to develop recommendations for further action. Senior UN officials have appealed to all parties to de-escalate tensions and to engage in direct and constructive dialogue to forge a peaceful way forward in Ukraine, which has been witnessing unrest for several months. Tensions heightened last week as lawmakers in the autonomous Ukrainian region of Crimea, where additional Russian troops and armoured vehicles have recently been deployed, voted to join Russia and to hold a referendum on 16 March to validate the decision. Although Mr. Šimonovic had planned to travel to Crimea on Wednesday, it was announced today that he will not be able to do so due to logistical constraints, especially given the fact that the airport there is closed for flights coming from other regions of Ukraine. He will instead travel to Lviv. So far during his visit, he has met with the Acting Foreign Minister, the Ombudsperson, human rights defenders, the diplomatic community and the various UN agencies working in the capital, Kiev. He is due to hold further high-level meetings there on Friday.