IPL 2017: Fit-again Virat Kohli key to RCB’s fortunes against Mumbai Indians

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will hope for a turnaround in fortunes with the return of their skipper Virat Kohli, who has been declared match fit, when they take on a confident Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Friday. (Virat Kohli declared fit, will be available for Mumbai Indians clash on Friday)The Delhi batsman was declared fit on Thursday by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team and will look to boosting the confidence of RCB, who have lost two out of the three matches that they have played so far in his absence. (Kohli takes part in fielding drills)In Kohli’s absence, South African AB de Villiers made his presence felt in the previous game against Kings XI Punjab, when he smashed his way to an unbeaten 89 off just 46 balls to help RCB post a respectable 148-4 on his comeback after recovering from an injury. (Virat Kohli keeps my passion for cricket alive, says de Villiers)But his single-handed effort failed to take the team home as RCB went down by eight wickets. With the likes of Chris Gayle and Shane Watson failing to fire, Maharashtra batsman Kedar Jadhav was the lone consistent performer in the opening games. (Virat Kohli is the best player in the world: AB de Villiers)Among the bowlers, seamer Billy Stanlake and spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi have been among the wickets. (RCB slip to four-year low in Kohli’s absence)advertisementOn the other hand, back from two consecutive home victories, third-placed Mumbai will be eager to get an away victory in the early stages of the tournament.After the narrow win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday, the Rohit Sharma-led side dominated with both bat and ball to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets on Wednesday. (Kohli is back for RCB and De Villiers is a happy man)Mumbai will, however, be a bit worried with the form of Rohit and West Indian Keiron Pollard, who have so far failed to get a good score in the tournament.The top order has been among runs with openers Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler giving Mumbai good starts. In the middle order, youngster Nitish Rana stood out with scores of 34, 50, 45 in the last three matches.All-rounder Hardik Pandya delivered in the first two matches with the bat while brother Krunal was in business with the ball against KKR and Hyderabad.In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan were among wickets in the last match.Teams:Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shane Watson, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (WK), Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Parthiv Patel (WK), Kieron Pollard, Tim Southee, Jos Buttler (WK), Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Saurabh Tiwary, Karn Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Siddhesh Lad, Nicholas Pooran, Shreyas Gopal, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kulwant Khejroliya.last_img read more

Blue Jays Sweep Yanks, 5-4

first_imgNEW YORK — Jose Bautista decided it was time to take charge, not with his bat but with his feet.The Toronto slugger stole second base without a throw with two outs in the ninth inning and scored when Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead single, lifting the Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 5-4 on July 27th for their first series win in the Bronx in nearly two years.“I just took a chance and said I’m going to try and take a hop step when he comes set, and if he doesn’t fake, I’m going to run,” said Bautista, who chose to run on his own against David Robertson. “He went to the plate, and I had the easiest stolen base. I got in scoring position early in the at-bat for Dioner.”Robertson (1-3) blamed himself for letting Bautista run just ahead of Navarro’s liner to center field. “I just let him slip. I didn’t think he’d be going, Robertson said. “I just didn’t have my sharp stuff.”After snapping a 17-game skid at Yankee Stadium on July 26th, Toronto did not relent in the humidity even when it wasted three leads.The Blue Jays won for the seventh time in 10 games following the All-Star break — the same record as the Yankees. But their first series win in New York against the AL East rival since Aug. 27-29, 2012, sent Toronto to Boston with a one-game lead over the Yankees for the second AL wild card.“Within our team, it’s more of a statement that we won’t accept losing to anybody, because we are known as a team that doesn’t give up and always battles and tries to come back from any game that we’re in,” Bautista said.Aaron Sanchez (1-0) gave up Carlos Beltran’s tying RBI hit in the eighth. Munenori Kawasaki had put Toronto ahead with a sacrifice fly that followed Dellin Betances’ two-base error on a pickoff attempt.“My cleat got stuck,” Betances said. “As soon as that happened I had a feeling I was going to throw it away.”Juan Francisco homered off Shane Greene leading off the fifth to put Toronto up 2-0. But Chase Headley hit his first homer with the Yankees, a drive off J.A. Happ, and two pitches later Francisco Cervelli hit his first homer in 15 months to tie it in the sixth.Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his 16th save.Derek Jeter made two nice stops at shortstop and Brendan Ryan, a shortstop playing second base, also flashed some impressive leather while playing in Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki’s spot. The injured star was on the East Coast for a second opinion on his hip flexor from a doctor in Philadelphia.Bautista had a run-scoring grounder to first base after Jose Reyes led off the game with a single and Melky Cabrera doubled. Francisco led off the fifth with a drive into the second deck in right field for a 2-0 lead.But Happ gave it all back in a three-pitch span in the bottom half. First, Headley hit a drive deep to left. With a 1-0 count, Cervelli sent a shot to right-center that glanced off a leaping Cabrera’s glove and hit the top of the right-field wall. Cervelli hadn’t homered since April 25, 2013, a span of 65 at-bats.Colby Rasmus put Toronto back up with a double to left-center in the sixth, chasing Greene after 5 1-3 innings. “I got to have a short memory, but that one hurt,” Greene said of the pitch to Rasmus.Greene allowed eight hits and three runs in his second straight difficult outing after beginning his career as a starter with two outstanding outings.Brian McCann evened it when he beat out a hit to Kawasaki, the second baseman who was playing in right field as part of a shift.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Virat Kohli is an unbelievable player: Tom Curran

first_imgVirat Kohli is an unbelievable player, England fast bowler Tom Curran said while heaping praises on the Indian skipper on Tuesday.ICC announced the fixtures for the 2020 edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup on the same day.England are pooled with India, South Africa, Afghanistan and two, yet to be confirmed, qualifying teams.When asked how he will dismiss Kohli, the 23-year-old said: “Hopefully, not with a no-ball. We will see. He is an unbelievable player.”As the tournament will be played as a standalone event following the Women’s T20 World Cup, Curran said he is purely excited at the prospect of playing a World event in Australia.Here is the draw for the men’s #T20WorldCup in 2020!Which Super 12 route will be tougher to reach the semi-finals from? pic.twitter.com/C276LkqNgD ICC (@ICC) January 29, 2019″All the games are so exciting, the crowd will be phenomenal, and to be a part of it will be amazing. Playing T20s in Australia is unbelievable. We saw the excitement the 50-over World Cup (in 2015) created here,” he said.”Australia have some of the most unbelievable stadiums in the world. To experience it properly in this Big Bash season has been amazing for me,” the English fast bowler said.Meanwhile, Curran believes fellow teammate Ben Stokes will “come back strong” in the 2020 edition when stressed on the 2016 edition of the tournament.Stokes had conceded four straight sixes by West Indies’s Carlos Brathwaite in the last over of the final that cost England the title.advertisement”I was watching at home. It was very hard to watch. But Stokesy (Stokes) will come back strong, no doubt. That is the beauty of T20 cricket. It is never over really, a few balls in an over sometimes turn the game on its head. It is an exciting time for everyone involved,” Curran said.Since then, England have become the number three side in the ICC T20I rankings.ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 is scheduled from October 18 to November 15. England and India will lock horns on November 1 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.last_img read more

Video: A Crowd Of Cameron Crazies Greeted Duke’s Bus When It Returned To Campus Last Night

first_imgCameron Crazies go nuts after win.Cameron CraziesDuke’s team bus probably didn’t get back to campus until after midnight last night, but the campus wasn’t quiet following the Blue Devils’ 74-73 win at North Carolina. As the team pulled up, it was greeted by a loud and joyous contingent of Cameron Crazies. Luke Kennard, Brandon Ingram and others were mobbed as they exited the bus. Coach K even stopped and interacted with a few crowd members.Duke posted a cool video on Instagram documenting the scene. That’s why the Crazies are known for being some of the most dedicated fans in the country.last_img

Lets get mistakable Manitoba man confused for boyfriend of Olivia NewtonJohn

first_imgBRANDON, Man. – Wes Stobbe had never read a gossip tabloid beyond glances in the grocery checkout line, and was gobsmacked when his mother-in-law handed him a copy of one with his face on the front page.“Olivia Newton-John’s Runaway Lover Found Alive!” read a headline in a Nov. 27 edition of the National Enquirer.Stobbe, a 63-year-old business owner and woodworker in Brandon, Man., recognized his shirtless frame seated at a picnic table near their vacation home in Sayulita, Mexico. Inside were more photos with him and his wife.“My first reaction was just to laugh out loud. I couldn’t believe it,” Stobbe recalled Wednesday.He said most people in his family were able to identify him in the grainy, blurry pictures — even his three-year-old grandson.“He looked at it for just two seconds and said, ‘That’s you, Pops.’”The Enquirer and several other tabloids, including Star magazine, named the man in the photos as Patrick McDermott, a 48-year-old cameraman presumed drowned in California in 2005.Newton-John, the famed singer and actress perhaps best known for her role as the spandex-clad Sandy in the 1978 movie musical “Grease,” had dated McDermott off and on for several years.Stobbe said there are some physical similarities between him and McDermott, especially their flowing locks.But he wears glasses.And he definitely never dated Newton-John.“It has crossed my mind to maybe get a hold of her and set her mind at ease,” said Stobbe.“I am not Patrick McDermott and, as far as I know, he didn’t faked his death and is living in Mexico.”last_img read more

Orphaned cougar in BCs Interior recovers from frostbite and hunger

first_imgWILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – A young cougar left hungry and orphaned when its mother was hit by a vehicle is recovering from frostbite in Williams Lake, B.C.Ron LeBlanc of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service said residents reported seeing a small cat in the area.Officers searched outside a home Monday where the animal was last spotted.“Sure enough, the little guy was on the deck under some lawn furniture,” LeBlanc said.They used a live trap with sardines and lamb as enticements, and within hours it was caught, he said, adding the homeowner thought his dog may have tangled with the cat.Officers tranquilized it before assessing its condition.“Really the only thing that we found is both his ear tips had frostbite and he was skinny and dehydrated. But other than that, he had no punctures or injuries or broken bones or any of that kind of stuff.”The kitten is two or three months old and about twice the size of an adult house cat.Its claws are razor sharp and it has a healthy appetite for meat, LeBlanc added with a chuckle.Before they found the kitten, conservation officers hoped it would reconnect with its mother.“A couple of days prior to this we had a female adult killed on the highway. She was lactating when we found her so we knew she had kittens,” he said, adding officers searched the area but couldn’t find any sign of her young.There are no facilities in Canada that rehabilitate cougar kittens to return to the wild, but LeBlanc said the Greater Vancouver Zoo was willing to take in the animal. It will be transferred there next week.“We struggled with this,” he said, adding they didn’t want the cougar to be in a zoo for the rest of its life but the other alternative was putting it down.LeBlanc’s wife is enamoured with the cougar and has suggested a few names for it, he said, adding they’ve decided to leave the naming up to the zoo.He said he has been trying to minimize contact with the cougar.“He’s gone through a lot already in his limited little life there, so I just don’t want to disrupt him anymore.”LeBlanc said he hopes the cat is able to stay at the zoo so he can visit it to see if the size of its paws is any indication of its size as an adult.“One of the very cool parts of our job is dealing with wild animals up close and personal. We’ve had everything from grizzly bears to owls to cougars in transition to either releasing or relocating or rehabilitating.”last_img read more

Controversy erupts after Sheilas comment on Manmohan Singh

first_imgNEW DELHI: Controversy irrupted on Thursday after Delhi Pradesh Congress chief Sheila Dikshit in a TV interview allegedly said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was not as strong as his successor, PM Narendra Modi, in tackling cross-border terrorism. While the BJP top brass came down in the support of the statement, Delhi’s ruling AAP lashed out at Dikshit over her statement.However, Dikshit had said that her comments had been taken out of context. She had tweeted, “I have seen some media is twisting my comments made in an interview. Here is what I said — it may seem to some people that Mr Modi is stronger on terror but I think this is a poll gimmick more than anything else..” Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsTaking to Twitter, BJP Chief Amit Shah said, “Thank you Sheila Dikshit ji for reiterating what the nation already knows but the Congress party is never ready to admit.” After the statement the AAP top leaders alleged that there is a secret pact between Congress and BJP. The bitter rival Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who defeated then CM Sheila Dikshit by nearly 25,000 votes missed not word to slam Dikshit. “The statement of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi is really surprising and indicates something is going on between the BJP and the Congress.” AAP has consistently maintained over the years that depending on their convenience according to time and situation, the BJP and Congress do not hesitate to come together. Delhi is one of the prime examples which witnessed this phenomenon many times during last four years when Congress did not hesitate even for a moment to join hands with the BJP. AAP leader and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said, “We have been saying this since the beginning that this time the Congress is working to make Modi ji the Prime Minister once again.”last_img read more

The Latest Cuomo says shutdown puts air travellers at risk

NEW YORK — The Latest on delays in U.S. air travel (all times local):10:55 a.m.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the federal government shutdown is impacting safety and security at airports and putting travellers at risk.The Democrat wrote to Republican President Donald Trump on Friday demanding that he reopen government immediately. He said the partial shutdown is reducing staffing for Transportation Security Administration workers as well as air traffic controllers. He noted an increase in the number of TSA workers calling in absent, and said many air traffic controllers are working extra shifts without pay.Cuomo’s letter was announced shortly before the FAA announced LaGuardia Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey were both experiencing delays in takeoffs due to staffing problems at two East Coast air traffic control facilities.___10:40 a.m.The Federal Aviation Administration is reporting delays in air travel because of a “slight increase in sick leave” at two East Coast air traffic control facilities.FAA spokesman Gregory Martin said Friday that it had augmented staffing, rerouted traffic and increased spacing between planes as needed.The staffing problems were at air traffic centres in Jacksonville, Florida and a Washington D.C. centre that controls high-altitude air traffic over seven states.Martin says safety is being maintained during a period of “minimal impacts” on travel.LaGuardia Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey were both experiencing delays in takeoffs.The Associated Press read more

Staples Inc picks Canadian president to be new head of North American

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — The Staples office supplies company has chosen the president of its Canadian arm to be the new head of its North American retail network.Steve Matyas will be filling a vacancy as president of North American retail that was created following a failed attempt to merge Staples with Office Depot.He replaces Shira Goodman, who become interim chief executive last month after Ron Sargent agreed to step aside in May.Goodman says that a realignment of retail leadership at Staples will strengthen the company’s position as it continues to “right size” its store network and meet the changing needs of its business customers.Staples Inc. announced in May that its first-quarter sales were down three per cent from the same time last year and it expected a further year-over-year decline in the current second quarter. read more

Government insists CJ impeachment constitutional

Canada had urged the government to implement  without delay, the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).The Canadian delegation at the 22nd UNHRC session had today urged Sri Lanka to demonstrate its commitment to the Commonwealth fundamental values and principles. The government today insisted that the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was constitutional.Addressing the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, the Sri Lankan delegation at the session said that as a founding member of the Commonwealth, Sri Lanka is firmly committed to the values and principles of the organisation. “Due process and constitutional requirements have been followed in relation to the impeachment of the former Chief Justice,” the Sri Lankan delegation said at the 22nd session of the Council today. The comments were made by the Sri Lankan delegation as a right to reply to views expressed by Canada, Sweden and Slovakia. Sweden also raised concerns over the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, including the recent attacks on the judiciary.Slovakia raised similar concerns on Sri Lanka and called for the effective implementation of the National Action Plan on the LLRC recommendations. (Colombo Gazette) read more

No need to cancel or postpone Olympics due to Zika says UN

In a news release, WHO noted that Brazil is 1 of almost 60 countries and territories which to date report continuing transmission of the Zika virus by mosquitoes, and therefore cancelling or changing the location of the Olympics – which are scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August – will not significantly alter the international spread of the virus. “People continue to travel between these countries and territories for a variety of reasons. The best way to reduce risk of disease is to follow public health travel advice,” the agency said.WHO said it advises pregnant women not to travel to areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission, which includes Rio de Janeiro. In addition, pregnant women’s sex partners returning from areas with circulating virus should be counselled to practice safer sex or abstain throughout the pregnancy, the agency said. WHO noted that among the precautions that people considering travel to the Olympics should take include: Following the travel advice provided by their countries’ health authorities, and consulting a health worker before travelling; Whenever possible, during the day, protecting themselves from mosquito bites by using insect repellents and by wearing clothing – preferably light-coloured – that covers as much of the body as possible; Practicing safer sex or abstaining from sex during their stay and for at least eight weeks after their return, particularly if they have had or are experiencing symptoms of Zika virus; Choosing air-conditioned accommodation (where windows and doors are usually kept closed to prevent the cool air from escaping, and mosquitoes cannot enter the rooms); and Avoiding visiting areas in cities and towns with no piped water or poor sanitation, where the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes is higher. WHO said that, along with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), it is providing public health advice to the Government of Brazil and the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee on ways to further mitigate the risk of athletes and visitors contracting Zika virus during the Games. An important focus of the advice revolves around measures to reduce populations of Aedes mosquitoes which transmit chikungunya, dengue and yellow fever in addition to the Zika virus, the agency said. WHO added that it will continue to monitor the situation and update its advice as necessary. read more

Sharp cuts iPad display production to minimum levels

first_imgAfter a report yesterday that showed the Nexus 7 is now more popular than the iPad in Japan, Sharp has apparently cut iPad display production to minimum levels at the request of Apple. That means it is only manufacturing just enough panels to keep the assembly line going. Neither Apple or Sharp would comment on the situation, but it is thought demand for Apple’s iPad is greatly reduced at the moment.Shipments of the iPad are expected to fall as much as 40 percent in the run up to March. That’s around 8 million iPads compared to 13 million for the last quarter of 2012. The reason for this reduction could be the popularity of the iPad mini taking sales away from the larger tablet, growing competition from other manufacturers, consumers losing interest in the iPad, or just the time of year and a post holiday season slump.It’s not just iPad components Apple is cutting back on, though. Last week we discovered iPhone 5 component orders were also being cut in half. A range of iPhone parts have seen order cuts, with LG Display, Japan Display, and Sharp all suffering due to the iPhone 5 display order being halved.If demand for Apple’s devices continues to weaken, then it could force the company to react and launch new versions quicker over the coming months. Typically we see a new iPhone and iPad once a year, where as competitors continue to produce new hardware aimed at different segments of the market. There’s also the question of whether Apple would consider offering cheaper versions of its products, for example, an iPhone 5 C$269.63 at Amazon that can compete on price with the Nexus 4.via Reuterslast_img read more

Working in Clark County Kate Singh photographer

first_imgWorking in Clark County, a brief profile of interesting Clark County business owners or a worker in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. Send ideas to Mary Ricks: mary.ricks@columbian.com; fax 360-735-4598; phone 360-735-4550.Kate Singh, facing burnout after a 35-year nursing career, was ready for a change. She went back to college and studied graphic design and launched an award-winning photography career. “I take the time to make the best photos. I like letting people see they are special and look alright.”Name: Kate Singh.Job/employer: Owner of Aevum Images, 703 Main St., 360-735-1595.Age: 60.Professional background: An Army nurse for 20 years, followed by 15 years at Southwest Washington Medical Center. Started Aevum Images in 2003.Education: Singh joined the Army shortly after high school, during the Vietnam War. After leaving the Army she studied graphic design at Clark College and earned an associate’s degree.Residence (community): Shumway.One word to describe yourself: Creative.How you got this job: Demand. Shot my first wedding for a co-worker and booked five more from that first one.Most rewarding part of job: I like letting people see themselves in a very positive way.Most challenging part of job: It is a challenge when people come in and say “You are the pro, tell me what to do.” That makes it hard. I am trying to tell their story, so I need to understand their personality to be able to translate that into a pose.Personal/business philosophy: To be able to live life to the fullest, giving value to the people I meet.What motivates you: I am an artist at heart and I like creating art.Favorite moment of my job/career: My highlight is when the light goes on for folks, when they believe they are beautiful. They see what I can see. Another favorite moment was when the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association named me Photographer of the Year in 2004 and 2010 and Member of the Year for 2010 and 2013. To have other photographers recognize your work is real satisfying. It’s validating.last_img read more

New Borough Mayor Talks Priorities And Budget

first_imgBorough Mayor Pierce: “Being Borough Mayor it’s got a lot of variables, and every day is a different day with lots of different issues. It’s complex here on the Kenai Peninsula, but, it’s enjoyable to I like the mix” Pierce served six-years on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly between 2008-2014, and he hopes that experience will benefit him in his new role as mayor: “One of the things I hope to do as Mayor is quiet some of the critics, that I’ve listened to and heard from over the years as it relates to their local government.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has been in office since November 5, and has had a busy first couple of months in office. Pierce won the election for Borough mayor after a close regular election and an even closer runoff election. Pierce with Chief of Staff John Quick have been hard at work on a proposed balanced budget with no new revenue, a potential fix for the heating system in the Borough Administration Building for between $35,000 and $40,000, and a reduction in staffing in the mayor’s office. Pierce says they are working to ‘get creative’ in order to prioritize the immediate issues, and setting aside the things that can be delayed. The two big ticket items the new administration is currently facing is a $4 million dollar budget deficit, and repairs to the current Borough building, both from the previous administration. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Pierce-outlook.mp3VmJennifer-on-Pierce-outlook.mp300:00RPd Pierce: “We’ve planned on utilizing some dollars out of the land trust fund, to help balance the budget going forward. What I would also like to do is pay back a little bit of the money that we’ve spent, and make up a little bit of that as well. I think we can do that with no new taxes.”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Thursday May 2 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Navy plans to be more active in the ArcticLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.As part of an increased presence in the Arctic, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said he’d like to send a ship through the Northwest Passage this summer.New legislation introduced in Congress aims to strengthen Roadless RuleElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauA few states are in the process of challenging a federal rule that makes it difficult to build new roads through national lands, called the Roadless Rule.Dunleavy administration pick for $94,000-a-year labor relations manager comes without labor relations experienceNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageJared Goecker started as the state’s labor relations manager last month – a job that includes helping to supervise negotiation of union contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. His boss said she interviewed several candidates for the job and that Goecker was the best fit.Juneau man dies of stab wounds; police detain suspectAssociated PressJuneau police have detained a 39-year-old man in a fatal stabbing.Emmonak votes to keep alcohol and remain ‘damp’Davis Hovey, KNOM – NomeVoters in the western Alaska community of Emmonak have narrowly decided to continue restricted alcohol sales and remain a so-called “damp” community under local option laws.Kenai rejects changing local rules for onsite marijuana useAssociated PressAlaska marijuana regulators will take public comment on proposed tweaks to first-in-the-nation statewide rules for allowing onsite use of cannabis at authorized stores.GVEA plans to highlight state’s largest solar farmTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksGolden Valley Electric Association will highlight the utility’s new solar-energy array during tonight’s annual members meeting. Completed last fall, it’s the biggest solar farm in Alaska, designed to power 70 homes.Marie Adams Carroll became a ‘folk hero’ fighting for Iñupiat whaling rights. Now she’s in the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame.Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk – FairbanksOn Tuesday, 10 women were inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. One of them was Marie Adams Carroll from Utqiaġvik, who stepped into a leadership role as a young woman on the North Slope during a time of crisis — when subsistence activities were threatened — and has been involved in public life ever since.Region I music director of the year reflects on teaching in DillinghamIsabelle Ross, KDLG – Dillingham“I have the best job in the world,” said Dillingham’s Brandon Smith. He was recently named music director of the year for schools in western Alaska, and he is planning on continuing the school’s music program at full speed in the fall.‘The Sun is a Compass’ highlights yearn for the outdoors Claire Stremple, KHNS – HainesFew Alaskans have seen as much of Alaska as Caroline Van Hemert, author of the new book, The Sun is a Compass.last_img read more

Real Super Mario Coin Block Spits Money When You Hit It

first_imgAnyone who’s ever played a Super Mario Bros. game is familiar with coin blocks. Move under one, jump and hit it with your head, and coins come out. If it’s on the ground, hit it with a shell to get the same effect. The moral of the story is to hit question mark blocks whenever you see them and good things will come out of them. One how-to fan over at Instructables decided to apply the premise to real life, and came up with a way to make a real Super Mario coin block that not only makes the appropriate sounds when you smack it, but it also dispenses money. If you’re wondering how he did it, he’s posted the instructions and all of the parts you’ll need to make your own coin block, but be warned: you’ll have to provide your own money. Unlike the blocks in Super Mario Bros, these ones don’t come pre-stuffed with coins. Check out a video of the coin block in action behind the jump. [via Make]last_img read more

Ubisoft forgets to ship CD Key with Rocksmith

first_imgThe PC launch of Rocksmith hasn’t gone down too well as it seems a lot of consumers are struggling to play the game because their box is missing that all important CD key.Rocksmith, the game that aims to teach you how to play the guitar, was released four days ago in North America, but some customers are angry after discovering Ubisoft shipped PC copies of the game without their activation codes.Ubisoft is trying to fix the error by getting customers to apply for a new key by emailing them a clear digital image of their receipt as well as details of the store they bought the product from. As a way of saying sorry, Ubisoft has said all affected customers will receive the Guitarcade Timesaver add on which unlocks all the Rocksmith mini-games. This will be a small consolation to gamers who currently can’t even play the game to enjoy that bonus.This doesn’t help Ubisoft’s reputation with PC gamers. Only last month they scrapped the need for a constant internet connection when playing a Ubisoft game using the Uplay DRM service.It’s not known how widespread the problem is or how many customers were affected. Rocksmith activation keys are already being sent out fairly promptly, so if yours is missing it shouldn’t take too long to get a new one at least. This is a fairly big mistake for Ubisoft to make though, and it’s a kick in the teeth to anyone who pre-ordered the game and wasn’t able to play it on the day of release.More at the Ubisoft Forums, via Gamesindustry.bizlast_img read more

VIDEO Roy Halladays 17yearold son Braden pitched a perfect inning against the

first_img Advertisement Cy Young winner and Blue Jay’s great Roy Halladay was tragically killed in a plane crash over the Gulf of Mexico last November, but his son and former team honored his memory in unforgettable fashion in a spring training game, today.Halladay’s 17-year-old son Braden, a pitcher for Canadian Junior National Team, received a standing ovation from the fans and players in attendance when he entered the game to pitch the bottom of the 8th inning against the Blue Jays. He drew a heart in the dirt behind the mound and then proceeded to retire the Toronto batters with a perfect 1-2-3 inning.Spring training is mostly meaningless, but this was a special moment honoring the late great. It’s safe to say Doc would be proud.Big round of applause for Braden Halladay as he warms up in Dunedin, Fla. to face #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/qsBomT8LTJ— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) March 17, 2018 Very cool moment. Roy Halladay‘s son, Braden, pitched a perfect inning today against the Blue Jays 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/pZ8SuIb8Hl— Starting 9 (@Starting9) March 17, 2018last_img read more

Worldwide Outage YouTube Facebook and Google Cloud goes down affecting thousands of

first_imgIt looks like the ‘outage flu’ isn’t over yet. Yesterday, YouTube, Facebook, and Google Cloud all went down, affecting millions of users. This is only weeks after both GitHub and YouTube faced a worldwide outage issue that lasted for well over half an hour for users worldwide. YouTube users took to Twitter, yesterday, to vent their frustration. A range of issues were reported, from video playback to other error messages. The YouTube team hasn’t responded to the incident and outlined what they believe the cause of the outage was. So far, the team has only tweeted saying that they’re aware of the issue and have received similar reports from users. Facebook goes down Facebook also went down yesterday during the morning on the west coast of the U.S… The outage lasted for about 40 minutes. The website showed an error simply saying “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can” to users trying to access the site. Users also faced difficulties using Facebook Messenger. The outage was a result of an issue caused due to a routine test conducted by Facebook. Problems on Google Cloud Google cloud also faced the same fate as Youtube and Facebook as it went down yesterday afternoon at around 1:12 PM PT and ended at 2:35 PM PT. Users faced connectivity issues when using a number of Google services including  Google APIs, load balancers, and other external IP addresses. The Google support team posted an update on the outage on Google Cloud status dashboard. “Throughout the duration of this issue Google services were operating as expected and we believe the root cause of the issue was external to Google. We will conduct an internal investigation of this issue and make appropriate improvements to our systems to help prevent or minimize future recurrence”. Google also tweeted back to users who were complaining about the outage. Read Next GitHub October 21st outage RCA: How prioritizing ‘data integrity’ launched a series of unfortunate events that led to a day-long outage Facebook GEneral Matrix Multiplication (FBGEMM), high performance kernel library, open sourced, to run deep learning models efficientlylast_img read more