first_imgEngland defeated Colombia 4-3 in a shootout to set up a quarter-final against Sweden in World Cup 2018.Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca failed to convert for Colombia as Eric Dier slotted home the winning penalty for EnglandIt was the first time Colombia had been involved in a World Cup shootout and they took first blood when Jordan Henderson missed his spot kick – but for once fortune smiled on England.It is the furthest England has progressed in any tournament since the David Beckham era, when a golden generation of players exited the 2002 and 2006 World Cups in the last eight.Colombia vs England: HIGHLIGHTSEarlier Harry Kane smashed in a 57th-minute penalty, his sixth goal of the tournament, and England looked to be through until Yerry Mina headed an equaliser in the third minute of stoppage time.Colombia’s hopes suffered a huge setback before kickoff when key playmaker James Rodriguez was ruled out with a calf injury and without him they took a defensive approach and never rarely threatened. England were always the more purposeful side but they lacked the key final ball and needed a gift to take the lead.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe South Americans had been getting away with blatant holding and wrestling at each of England’s many corners and the referee’s patience finally snapped when Carlos Sanchez hauled down tournament leading scorer Kane once too often.After four minutes of mayhem as the Colombians protested, Kane kept his cool and smashed in his third spot kick of Russia 2018.advertisementIn the stoppage time, England keeper Jordan Pickford made a superb save to touch wide a furious long shot by Uribe but from the following corner – Colombia’s first of the match – giant defender Mina rose highest to head in the equaliser and send the massed Colombian fans into a frenzy.Earlier, Emil Forsberg’s deflected goal gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland, sending them through to the World Cup quarter-finals.Both teams were wasteful in possession and guilty of the sort of poor finishing and unimaginative midfield play that had boos and whistles ringing around the St Petersburg stadium from as early as the 25th minute.Switzerland came into the match as the side with arguably the greater wealth of attacking talent, but their four shots on target over the 90 minutes told its own story.Sweden vs Switzerland: HIGHLIGHTSSweden had one attempt fewer on target, with the only difference being that one effort took a heavy deflection and wrong-footed Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer to send the Swedes into the next round.The Swedes were happy to pack midfield as they have done for the entire tournament and shepherd the Swiss down the wings, surrendering possession while looking to pinch a goal on the counter.Both teams had opportunity to open the scoring in the first-half but none of them could capitalise.Marcus Berg forced a fine save from Sommer in the 27th minute while Blerim Dzemaili wasted Switzerland’s best chance when he fired over from 12 metres.The second half started in a similarly stultifying manner, with the game looking like it was inching inevitably towards extra time and potentially a penalty shootout.But it all changed in the 66th minute as Forsberg’s shot which was directed straight at Sommer deflected off Manuel Akanji past his stranded keeper.Switzerland sparked into life after going behind, but Sweden defended stoutly, making 33 clearances and nine blocks in total, while completing fewer than half the number of passes that their opponents did.England break penalty shootout droughtIt was for the first time that England won a penalty shootout in a World Cup match. They had lost all three earlier penalty shootouts.With Pickford saving Bacca’s penalty, he became the first English goalkeeper to save a penalty in a penalty shoot-out at a major tournament since David Seaman at World Cup 1998 against Argentina. Seaman had denied Hernan Crespo that day in Saint-Ettiene. But, Argentina won the match 4-3 on penalties.READ FULL STORY Kane sets new goalscoring recordWith his 57th minute goal against Colombia, Kane became the first England player to score in his first three World Cup matches. He’s also the first Englishman to score in six consecutive international matches since Tommy Lawton in 1939.Mina matches Paul BreitnerThe goal against England was Mina’s third in this World Cup. He has now equalled the World Cup record for most goals by a defender in a single World Cup, which was set by Germany’s Paul Breitner in 1974.advertisementThe stoppage time goal was also the 99th goal scored after the 90th minute in World Cup history. On the other hand, it was the first time England conceded a goal in the stoppage time in a World Cup match.Pickford’s homework comes in handyPickford said he had done his homework to try not to follow a succession of England goalkeepers to walk off the loser after a shootout.”I did all my research. I’ve got power and agility. I don’t care if I’m not the biggest keeper because it’s about being there in the moment and making the save and I was,” Pickford said.”It’s all about the set position and I got a hand to it. We knew we had this game, even if it had to go to penalties, we knew we were capable of winning.”Dier says England never panicked Eric Dier said England just kept calm and didn’t panic as his successful penalty helped England beat Colombia.”To get knocked down like we did is difficult to come back from it,” Dier said after Yerry Mina had equalised for the Colombians in stoppage time to force the match into goalless extra time.”We knew what we had to do and we stayed calm,” he added after the 4-3 shootout win. “We never panicked. We were ready for that.”Forsberg terms his goal the biggest of his careerSweden’s goal scorer Forsberg was on the seventh heaven after leading his team into the quarter-finals.”It’s the biggest goal of my career, one of the biggest moments in my career too. To experience this, to fire Sweden into the quarter-finals together with this group, it feels fantastic,” said Forsberg.READ FULL STORYForsberg’s goal was scored on his 14th shot in this World Cup. No player in this edition has had more without scoring.Swedish coach praises his teamJanne Andersson said his team’s work ethics has helped them reach the quarter-finals.”This team personifies the approach we all share – we work for each other on and off the pitch, and I’m incredibly happy that it’s paying off,” Andersson told reporters. The Swedes have now seen off Netherlands from their qualifying group, Italy in a playoff, Germany at the group stage and Switzerland in the last 16, leading to questions about whether other nations have underestimated Andersson and his men.”I think you’d have to ask everyone else that question. We know we are a good team, that we’ve earned our successes – we know how we got this far,” the 55-year-old explained.”We’ve worked this way throughout, we’re continuing the same way, and what other teams and countries think about that is not terribly interesting.”Sweden win brings an end to a 24-year waitSweden have reached the quarter-finals of a World Cup for the first time since 1994, when the team reached the semi-finals.READ FULL STORYThis is also the first time since 1958 that the European nation won back-to-back matches in a World Cup. In their previous match they had defeated Mexico 3-0 in the Group F match.advertisementThe match against Switzerland was Sweden’s 50th at the World Cup finals. Only Mexico (57) have played more matches than them without ever winning the tournament.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

first_imgIt will be a big weekend for Touch Football Victoria this weekend, with a VT League double header, a fundraiser for cancer research and much more! The first round of the girls’ Victorian Schools Touch Football League (VSTFL) will be held on Friday night at Aquinas College, while the second round of the Boys’ competition will be held at Scotch College. The 2014 season sees 76 teams competing, which is the biggest VSTFL competition ever held. Sunday will see a VT League double header at Elwood Park. The Melbourne University Northern Blacks and Eastern Falcons will play the first ever VT League ‘Call to Arms’ match on Sunday 9th February to raise funds for Cancer Research. In a first for Touch Football in Victoria, the two teams will use their Round 14 game to promote awareness of cancer in men by wearing yellow socks and arm bands. There will also be a BBQ on the day, with all proceeds going straight to the cause.Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Skills and Performance Analyst, Karley Banks will also be in attendance at the VT League double header, assisting the Women’s VT League coaches and doing training sessions with the Women’s teams during the day as part of Touch Football Victoria’s Women in Sport grant. For more information or to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results from the weekend, please visit the Touch Football Victoria website and social media pages:Website – www.victouch.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballvictoria Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyvicInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootyvic Related LinksBig Weekend in Viclast_img read more

first_imgA detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of college football’s best quarterback from the 2017 and 2018 seasons is having a rough week so far at the Senior Bowl. Former West Virginia star Will Grier entered the 2018 season as a potential first-round pick.After throwing for nearly 4,000 yards and 37 touchdowns, it looked like Grier solidified his status as one of the top quarterbacks in the 2019 draft class. However, after skipping his team’s bowl game and struggling during practice sessions at it appears his stock is falling.On Saturday afternoon, Grier was on the field once again for the Senior Bowl and he struggled to find a rhythm in the early going. His first quarter performance was quantified as a “dumpster fire” by one analyst.Will Grier has been a dumpster fire out here. It’s amazing they actually keep moving the ball via runs and penalties. Grier has thrown two, TWO passes that you could even call “competent” and they were both short slants. Every other ball had a negative grade. Some severely so.— Chris Kouffman (@ckparrot) January 26, 2019Another analyst talked about the “Will Grier Experience” as a white knuckle ride from start to finish.The Will Grier Experience will have you white knuckled from start to finish.— Kyle Crabbs (@GrindingTheTape) January 26, 2019Despite lighting up the college football world in his final two seasons with the West Virginia Mountaineers, Grier’s draft stock appears to be tumbling as he struggles to connect with his receivers at the Senior Bowl.Grier will have another opportunity to prove he’s a capable quarterback during West Virginia’s pro day and at the NFL combine in mid-February.The NFL draft kicks off on April 25 and runs through the weekend.last_img read more

first_imgMore Nova Scotians turned to the Office of the Ombudsman with concerns about government services last year, but fewer of those complaints required full investigations, says the organization’s annual report, released today, July 4. The office reported an increase in referrals and reviews, 1,642 in 2003-04 from 1,417 in 2002-03. With a decrease in the number of cases going to full investigations, the ombudsman believes the public and government is receiving a more effective service from the Office of the Ombudsman. “We strive to promote accountability and fairness in the way government services are delivered to the public. For those people who are vulnerable, or who are affected by poverty, lack of education, or illness, dealing with a government agency can be a stressful experience,” said Dwight Bishop, ombudsman for Nova Scotia. “Our role is to assist, inform, and to promote the understanding that employees in government serve the public and are accountable for the manner in which they perform that service.” Individuals or groups with complaints about provincial or municipal departments or agencies can bring them to the Office of the Ombudsman for review. All complaints are confidential and are not subject to freedom of information requests. The office promotes mediation as a way to resolve issues. In a number of cases, complaints were resolved by discussion and negotiation rather than undergoing full investigations. Mediation typically takes less time and is less stressful on the participants. The office uses a method called alternate dispute resolution. The ombudsman takes the role of a neutral third party, encouraging participants to work together to find solutions to issues. All referrals are evaluated to determine if they are suitable for mediation or if they should proceed to full investigation. Mr. Bishop believes that mediation encourages a less formal approach to resolving problems. “Shortening the time involved in dispute resolution by using meditation ensures that problems are discussed and recommendations made quickly and efficiently.” More than 50 per cent of administrative reviews were completed within seven days. Full investigations ranged from less than 12 months to more than two years. The Office of the Ombudsman is an independent agency with a mission to promote the principles of fairness, integrity and good governance. Their services are provided free of charge. For more information on the Office of the Ombudsman and to view the annual report, see the website at www.gov.ns.ca/ombu .last_img read more

first_imgWhen former Tonight Show Host Jay Leno is not busy performing stand-up comedy for large scale arena crowds, he is busy helping to make wishes come true.On March 16th, Jay Leno supported The Make-A-Wish Foundation annual black tie gala. This annual benefit helps raise funds to assist The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission to grant wishes that change the lives of eligible kids and be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid easier to achieve.Veteran Tonight Show host and comedian, Jay Leno, has been an active wish granter for Make-A-Wish. Last summer, Leno granted a wish to an Illinois wish child, Robert, who was interested in Jay’s car collection. Immediately after his performance, Jay auctioned off packages to visit his Big Dog Garage, raising an additional $100,000 for Make-A-Wish Illinois as stated on the Make-A-Wish website.Visit wish.org to learn more about Make-A-Wish Foundation.Copyright ©2015Look to the Starslast_img read more

Rabat – According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), Kohler issued a statement after the closing of the roundtable, convening Morocco, Mauritania, Polisario, and Algeria.According to the statement, the delegations agreed that the personal envoy would invite them to a second roundtable in the first quarter of 2019.Kohler’s statement added that the “delegations discussed regional issues and the next steps in the Western Sahara policy process.” Read Also: The US Follows UN-led Western Sahara Roundtable in Geneva CloselyAccording to Kohler, all delegations recognized that cooperation and regional integration “are the best way to address the many important challenges facing the region.“The delegations also acknowledged that a solution to the Western Sahara conflict will contribute to the improvement of the lives of the people of the region.Following the roundtable, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita said in a press conference that the Moroccan delegation, especially Sahrawi members gave presentations about the development projects in the region.  The delegation included President of the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region Sidi Hamdi Ould Errachid; President of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region Ynja Khattat; and Fatima Adli, a member of the Smara municipal council.Bourita, who led the delegation, added that Ynja, Adli and Errachid also explained the role of women and youth as a bridge to end the conflict.Bourita confirmed that Kohler talked about his intention to invite the parties to conflict to a second roundtable that will occur in the first three months of 2019.He added that the participation of Sahrawis in the roundtable had an important influence.Bourita added that Morocco emphasized at the end of the roundtable that “a good spirit to end the conflict is good, but not enough.”He said that there should be an “utter determination to find a solution” to the conflict.While acknowledging that the discussions in Geneva were carried out in an atmosphere of optimism, Bourita said that “we should be certain” that this is  translated into a strong willingness to end the conflict.He concluded that Morocco considers this roundtable “as a test to see whether the parties have the determination to move forward toward a solution.” read more

The report says statements of opposition have been filed in every major segment and hearings are likely to be considered for the Fraser River crossing, Burnaby Mountain Tunnel, and areas where schools, homes and municipal water supplies could be affected. Construction of Trans Mountain pipeline still faces hurdles as landowners dig in their heels Trans Mountain pipeline faces fresh legal challenges after court allows six appeals to proceed Trans Mountain pipeline construction to restart, but prospective buyers stay on sidelines Stand.earth also says that the project needs nearly 1,200 permits from British Columbia and it notes that Indigenous groups have been granted leave to challenge the federal government’s approval of the expansion in the Federal Court of Appeal.Trans Mountain has said that it is proceeding with the project in a phased approach, starting construction where it has received permits, and that it has begun work on its terminals in Burnaby and plans to start work in the Greater Edmonton area soon. VANCOUVER — A report from environmental group Stand.earth says it expects construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to be delayed by detailed route hearings, outstanding provincial permits and Indigenous court challenges.The Canadian Energy Regulator, formerly the National Energy Board, revoked all previous route approvals in July and required Trans Mountain Corp. to file new notices of its proposed route.Residents, municipalities and Indigenous groups may then file statements of opposition and the energy regulator decides on a segment-by-segment basis whether to hold detailed route hearings. read more

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a Simcoe teen reported missing by her family.A parent contacted Norfolk OPP on Monday concerning 16-year-old Zoe Hann (Duroche), who was last seen at a Simcoe business on Tuesday, July 9.Hann (Duroche) is described as  white, about 5’3” in height and weighing, 135 lbs. She has natural red coloured hair that has been dyed black. At the time she was last seen she was wearing shorts and a sweater with three blue stars with 70’s Star written across the front in red lettering.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com. read more

“The Secretary-General strongly condemns Israel’s ongoing and widespread destruction of Palestinian homes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip,” said a statement issued by a spokesman for Mr. Annan.Reports cite the demolition of scores of buildings over the last two days, in addition to 130 residential buildings already destroyed this month. “The Secretary-General has repeatedly called on the Government of Israel to address its security needs within the boundaries of international law,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said.”He urges Israel to uphold its obligations as an occupying power by immediately halting such actions, which are tantamount to collective punishment and a clear violation of international law,” he added.The Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Bertrand Ramcharan, said he was alarmed over the violence and death toll following Israeli incursions that left more than 25 Palestinians dead and dozens of others injured. Meanwhile, at least 11 Israeli soldiers have also died, with the remains of some of them being paraded by members of Palestinian armed groups in a shocking display, he noted in a statement issued in Geneva.The Acting High Commissioner said he was concerned about the scale of the use of force by the Israeli army in its latest operations, and urged all parties to respect the right to life, fundamental to all other human rights.Mr. Ramcharan urged all concerned to stop the violence in Gaza and to resume negotiations, in line with the calls of the Quartet, aimed at securing a lasting settlement and respect for all human rights.The High Commissioner also emphasized the duty to protect human rights even in armed conflict and appealed to all concerned to live up to this obligation.Earlier Friday the UN said it has asked Israeli authorities for evidence to support allegations that UN ambulances were involved in the transfer of body parts of some of the dead Israeli soldiers.Mr. Eckhard said the Secretary-General was aware of the allegations made through the media by Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz. “Both he and the Commissioner-General of [the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)] take such accusations very seriously,” he said.Yesterday UNRWA issued a statement calling on the parties in the occupied Palestinian territory to respect its ambulance services after an incident Tuesday in which armed Palestinian militants threatened the lives of an Agency ambulance team and forced them to transport an injured gunman and two of his armed colleagues to a hospital in Gaza City. read more

Report by cybersecurity firm points to continued hacking on US companies despite China pledge WASHINGTON – Chinese hacking attempts on American corporate intellectual property have occurred with regularity over the past three weeks, suggesting that China almost immediately began violating its newly minted cyberagreement with the United States, according to a newly published analysis by a cybersecurity company with close ties to the U.S. government.The Irvine, California-based company, CrowdStrike, says it documented seven Chinese cyberattacks against U.S. technology and pharmaceuticals companies “where the primary benefit of the intrusions seems clearly aligned to facilitate theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, rather than to conduct traditional national security-related intelligence collection.”“We’ve seen no change in behaviour,” said Dmitri Alperovich, a founder of CrowdStrike who wrote one of the first public accounts of commercial cyberespionage linked to China in 2011.One attack came on Sept. 26, CrowdStrike says, the day after President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced their deal in the White House Rose Garden. CrowdStrike, which employs former FBI and National Security Agency cyberexperts, did not name the corporate victims, citing client confidentiality. And the company says it detected and thwarted the attacks before any corporate secrets were stolen.A senior Obama administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to discuss the matter publicly, said officials are aware of the report but would not comment on its conclusions. The official did not dispute them, however.The U.S. will continue to directly raise concerns regarding cybersecurity with the Chinese, monitor the country’s cyberactivities closely and press China to abide by all of its commitments, the official added.The U.S.-China agreement forged last month does not prohibit cyberspying for national security purposes, but it bans economic espionage designed to steal trade secrets for the benefit of competitors. That is something the U.S. says it doesn’t do, but Western intelligence agencies have documented such attacks by China on a massive scale for years.China denies engaging in such behaviour, but threats of U.S. sanctions led Chinese officials to conduct a flurry of last-minute negotiations which led to the deal.CrowdStrike on Monday released a timeline of recent intrusions linked to China that it says it documented against “commercial entities that fit squarely within the hacking prohibitions covered under the cyberagreement.”The intrusion attempts are continuing, the company says, “with many of the China-affiliated actors persistently attempting to regain access to victim networks even in the face of repeated failures.”CrowdStrike did not explain in detail how it attributes the intrusions to China, an omission that is likely to draw criticism, given the ability of hackers to disguise their origins. But the company has a long track record of gathering intelligence on Chinese hacking groups, and U.S. intelligence officials have often pointed to the company’s work.“We assess with a high degree of confidence that these intrusions were undertaken by a variety of different Chinese actors, including Deep Panda, which CrowdStrike has tracked for many years breaking into national security targets of strategic importance to China,” Alperovich wrote in a blog posting that laid out his findings.The hacking group known as Deep Panda, which has been linked to the Chinese military, is believed by many researchers to have carried out the attack on insurer Anthem Health earlier this year.CrowdStrike and other companies have tracked Deep Panda back to China based on the malware and techniques it uses, its working hours and other intelligence.In 2013, another cybersecurity company, Mandiant, published a report exposing what it said was a hacking unit linked to China’s People’s Liberation Army, including identifying the building housing the unit in Beijing. Those findings were later validated by American intelligence officials. by Ken Dilanian, The Associated Press Posted Oct 19, 2015 6:44 am MDT Last Updated Oct 19, 2015 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

 “Vans struggled to retain the rate of growth seen in 2011, down 11.1% in March while trucks volumes grew 25.6%, the 18th consecutive monthly rise,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Fuel prices are at the forefront of everyone’s minds, so the efficiency of new vans and trucks will be a key factor in returning the market to stability over the course of 2012.”CV registrations at March 2012Van registrations remained down on 2011 for all months in Q1 2012. March’s total at 39,167 units was down 11.1% with the three months to March down 14.7%. 4X4 Utility-type vans and 2 to 2.5t vans were the exceptions to the general pattern of year-on-year declines.Truck demand was robust again in March, the 18th consecutive month of growth. The recent trend for firm growth in 2-axle rigid volumes has continued from September 2011. Recent months have seen growth in artic volumes soften and now fall on the same months last year. At over 18,000, annual artic volumes have doubled from the levels reached in 2010  Click through to download the full release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Vans39,167-11.1%61,688-14.7%249,5003.9% Trucks5,88125.6%12,08031.1%45,80725.4% Total45,048-7.6%73,768-9.6%295,3076.8% March% changeYear-to-date% changeRolling year% change Van and truck market down 7.6% in March with 45,048 registrations, rolling year up 6.8% to 295,307.Truck registrations up 25.6% at 5,881 in the month, rolling year up 31.1% to 45,807.Van registrations down 11.1% to 39,167 units in March, rolling year up 3.9% to 249,500.UK van and truck registrations: 2012 and % change on 2011 read more

← Previous Story SEHA: Zagreb and Metalurg take victories Next Story → Finland beat Israel in EURO 2016 qualification warm up dinamo sinaraEHF Champions LeagueViborg HK Group DLublin : Larvik 23:28 (14:13)Metz : Baia Mare 34:24 (13:10)Standings:1. Larvik 2  – 42. Baia Mare 2 – 23. Metz 2 – 24. Lublin 2 – 0  Group C Group ALeipzig : Krim 30:24 (17:11)Hypo : Dinamo Sinara 25:25 (15:14)Standings:1. Dinamo Sinara 2- 32. Krim 2 – 23. Leipzig 2 – 24. Hypo 2 – 1 Lokomotiva Zagreb : Viborg 18:25 (9:14)Sävehof : Györi 21:38 (8:20)Standings:1. Györ 2 – 42. Viborg 2 – 43. Lokomotiva Zagreb 2 – 04. Sävehof 2 – 0 Here are the complete results of the Women’s EHF Champions League – Round 2: Group BPodravka : Budućnost 27:32 (14:18)Vardar : Thuringer 26:21 (12:10)Standings:1. Budućnost 2 – 42. Thuringer 2 – 23. Vardar 2 – 24. Podravka 2 – 0 read more

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Humdrum objects like doors are often anything, but ordinary in the land of make believe.Run through London King’s Cross Station’s Platform 9 ¾ to take the Hogwarts Express to wizardry school. Open the spare room wardrobe to visit the talking animals and mythical creatures of Narnia.Or, enter the Doctor’s TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension In Space) to travel through time and space.The time machine and spacecraft is a product of the advanced technology of the Time Lords. With an interior famously larger than its exterior, capsule uses a “chameleon circuit” to blend in with its surroundings.But when the device in the Doctor’s stolen ship breaks, the TARDIS remains stuck in the recognizable shape of a 1960s-style London police box—even more conspicuous in the 2005 reboot.e-HardwareDoctor Who‘s iconic blue doors recently landed on UK-based supplier e-Hardware’s list of “the most fantastic fictional doors,” alongside other popular entryways: Arthur Conan Doyle’s 221b Baker Street, Bag End on Bagshot Row in Hobbiton, the flowery door leading to Boo’s room, and Hodor’s unfortunately, not-White-Walker-proof door.Boasting a library, swimming pool, enormous chamber jammed with clothes, and a console room, the TARDIS—so named by the First Doctor’s granddaughter, Susan—first appeared in 1963’s “An Unearthly Child,” and has been a permanent fixture ever since.But as the awe-inspiring inside changes season by season, so has the police box’s outer plasmic shell; there have been seven different iterations of the exterior between its debut and 2010.BBC“Doctor Who‘s choice of door handles is hugely important,” e-Hardware’s Nigel Head-Jenner mused in a blog post. “When you’re blasting through time and space, you don’t want your door knobs to be falling off, trapping you inside. Admittedly, it would be a nice and roomy place to be stuck, but that’s beside the point.“We’d probably choose a brass door handle for the Time Lord—something reliable which nicely complements the iconic blue door,” Head-Jenner added.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgThe owner of a Vancouver chiropractic clinic has repaid the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries for fraudulent billing, the state agency said Wednesday.Clinic owner Dr. Lucas Homer recently paid the full restitution amount of $88,846 to settle a case involving improper billing practices.Additionally, his business, Cascade Park Sports Medicine and Rehab PLLC, pleaded guilty in Thurston County District Court to one count of attempted second-degree theft, according to L&I. The court ordered the corporation to pay a $453 fine and court costs of $47.Cascade Park Sports Medicine and Rehab contracted with L&I to provide therapeutic massages, physical therapy and chiropractic services to injured workers receiving workers’ compensation benefits.In court documents filed by the state Attorney General’s office, an L&I investigation determined Homer’s clinic improperly billed the department for hundreds of appointments from March 1, 2009, to Sept. 15, 2011.last_img read more

first_imgAnyone with information about this incident, we request that you call the Kenai Police Department at 283-7879 According to a press release from KPD, officers responded to the report of a shooting in the early morning hours on Sunday. Preliminary investigation revealed a suspect that reportedly fled the scene, described as a heavy set black male wearing a gray hoodie and orange cap. The identities of the deceased are:  Lisa M Rutzebeck, age 39, of Kenai and Rachelle M Armstrong, age 60, of Kenai.   Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on July 22nd, 2019 at 11:29 amUPDATE – 11AM – Monday At this time the investigation into the homicides on California Avenue are ongoing.  The deceased have been transferred to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.   The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Police are looking for any witnesses with information,including surveillance video, to help determine what happened and to identify the suspect. The victims are related.  Victim names will be released after next of kin are notified. Original Post: The Kenai Police are investigating a shooting that left two women dead Sunday morning at a residence on California Avenue, in Kenai. The names of the deceased have not been release pending notification to next of kin. UPDATE – 5:30 PM- Sunday In an updated release from KPD, at this time in the investigation, there appears to be some association between a possible suspect and the victims.  The crime occurred inside the residence.   Next of Kin notifications have been made.   Rachelle Armstrong is the mother of Lisa Rutzebeck.last_img read more

first_imgImplementing the technology was a complex process, according to Miller, and took about three years.According to Shane Vaughan, vice president of marketing at Balihoo, the technology isn’t quite an ad portal just yet, as it isn’t able to preflight check files, but those capabilities are on Balihoo’s roadmap. For companies that already have ad portals, he says, “the two systems are integrated and work in conjunction.”TechInsights pays Balihoo for an annual renewable licensee for the software and some revenue share. United Business Media’s TechInsights group, which includes EE Times and TechOnline, has launched an online portal that allows customers to independently search and buy ad packages among its more than 80 products.TechInsights Direct was developed in partnership with Balihoo, a company that sells advertising productivity tools. The portal is designed to be a “one-stop shop” where marketers can search and browse inventory, purchase advertising and upload their creative directly. Though TechInsights CEO Paul Miller is “loathe to say it is the Expedia of the media space,” he says it is similar in that it puts research and transaction capabilities into the buyer’s hands.“This will help us with the long tail of customers we can’t reach,” Miller told FOLIO:. “It’s a way for these customers to come in and begin that process of interacting. It’s good for small customers and great for incremental spends from existing customers.”The portal is also designed to free up salespeople’s time. “They don’t need to be used on a smaller $3,000 sale,” Miller says. “That can clog up a whole week if you’re not careful.”last_img read more

first_imgRetired Sgt. Kevin Briggs is known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge. For years he patrolled the iconic San Francisco landmark and spoke with people who were considering suicide. He’s in Anchorage this week training local law enforcement and community members in some of the skills he developed when talking people off the edge. Briggs says when police respond to calls of people considering suicide, they need to approach the situation much differently than other types of calls.In this photo taken Tuesday, April 30, 2013 California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Briggs poses by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Briggs)Listen Now BRIGGS: We like to solve things. We wanna go in, solve it, get back out and we go to another call. But with these types of calls, mental illness calls, it takes some time. You gotta be ready to be there for a while, to really listen. And they don’t wanna be judged. They’ve been judged a long time, for the most part. So just to sit there and take in what’s going on with them. Turn your radio down. If there’s two of you maybe you can turn yours off. And your cell phone. Give that person your full attention.HILLMAN: And what kind of questions should officers ask?BRIGGS: ‘How are you doing today?’ ‘Tell me what’s going on.’ ‘I’d like to hear your story.’ And then using those active listening skills is just vital. A big one is open-ended questions, to allow that person to talk. ‘Can you tell me what’s going on in your life?’ And to keep them interested in wanting to speak with you. Minimal encouragers. ‘Wow, is that right?’ ‘Really?’ Things like this so they know that you’re listening, that you’re taking an active part in this conversation, and that you do care.HILLMAN: You make this all sound so simple.BRIGGS: It’s not. It’s not even simple for me and I’ve been doing it for a long time. (laughs) It’s tough. It’s easy for me to sit here and say it. To go out and do it is another story, it really is. It takes practice.HILLMAN: How do you cope with your own emotions when going through this process and trying to help somebody else?BRIGGS: When I was working on the bridge, there’ a couple people that I’ve lost that spoke directly to. Maybe a half hour, one person was an hour. And you build up a rapport with someone, a bond with that individual. And when they take their life in front of you, it’s very, very difficult. It, for me, I feel I failed.But I know a vast majority of those I speak to, I’ll be able to help. I’m not gonna say I’ll save them. I don’t believe in that. I believe they help themselves. So I don’t think I saved anybody. But I believe I was a conduit on a very bad day for them.HILLMAN: Some people who are experiencing mental illness aren’t at the point of standing on the bridge, but they’re going through a bad period. How do you help them, and what do you tell them to do to get thought that?BRIGGS: Take some time for yourself to get out of the house. I, myself, get wound up, locked in my house so to speak. If I can force myself to go out, go to a coffee shop, be around people, it really helps. And to have a list when you know things are coming up, when you’re feeling fine, make a list of things you can do or people you can call to help you. So when you do get into these phases, you can look back at this list and say, ‘Oh! That’s right. I like to go here. This person always tells me to call them when something’s going on.’And some of us need medication. It’s not for everybody. But if you do, it’s not a shameful thing to do. I have to take it, and I’m still here. I’m just an average Joe. But it helps me. It’s like having high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and I have those too, and I take medications for those. It’s no dishonor or shame.HILLMAN: Do you feel like you often encounter people who feel stigmatized because they’re experiencing a mental illness?BRIGGS: Absolutely. All the time, everywhere. And a lot of it is, I would say, self-induced, too. That I never talked about what was going on with me until way late in my career. And when I did, I thought I would lose friends. Maybe get fired or lose my job. None of that happened. I worked myself all up, and it just didn’t need to be, when I could’ve gotten help years earlier. I tell folks, when I would go to work, I’d function at 100%. I was great. But when I went home, I was zero. I could barely even move my arms. And it’s very hard to believe, but I’m telling you, it happened. My body felt like lead. Like cement. So I suffered for a long time until I went and finally got some help. And I still have bad days and some times, but it’s a hell of a lot better than it was.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A bill which provides a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders by defining their identity and rights to prohibit discrimination against them was introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, introduced by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot, provides a mechanism for their social, economic and educational empowerment. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Shashi Tharoor (Cong) apparently wanted to oppose the introduction of the bill but he could not speak as members from his party were protesting over the issue of political crisis in Karnataka. The Congress then walked out of proceedings. The draft bill without any new amendments was approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday, sources in the ministry said. A contentious provision that criminalised begging by transgender people has been removed from the bill. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us The provision was part of the bill when it was introduced by the previous government. The bill had lapsed. According to the bill, a transgender is a person whose gender does not match with the gender assigned to that person at birth and includes trans-man or trans-woman (whether or not such person has undergone Sex Reassignment Surgery or hormone therapy or laser therapy or such other therapy), person with intersex variations, gender-queer and person having such socio-cultural identities as kinner, hijra, aravani and jogta. Going by the bill, a person would have the right to choose to be identified as a man, woman or transgender, irrespective of sex reassignment surgery and hormonal therapy. It also requires transgender persons to go through a district magistrate and district screening committee to get certified as a transperson.last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share The Texans edged the Denver Broncos Sunday 19-17 to win their sixth-straight game. At 6-3, the Texans remain atop the AFC South.Meanwhile, with Will Fuller’s recent season-ending injury, the Texans went out and acquired receiver Demaryius Thomas from Denver — just days before he had to return to Denver and face the Broncos as a Texan.David Zalubowski/APTexans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas speaks after the team’s 19-17 win over the Broncos.Plus, the Rockets ended their losing ways with a mini win streak of two games over the weekend as they await the return of James Harden to the lineup tomorrow against the Indiana Pacers.We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine. Listen center_img X 00:00 /05:55 David Zalubowski/APTexans defensive end J.J. Watt celebrates a defensive stop against the Broncos on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018.last_img read more