Apply Now For A Local Sporting Champions Grant

first_imgAre you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state or national sporting championships? Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 250 kilometre return for a state or national championships?If yes, then you or your team could be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for young people participating in a nominated National Sporting Organisation-endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championship.This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 8,000 young people each year.The grants are designed to help athletes, coaches and officials achieve their sporting goals and are distributed across all 150 federal electorates of the national parliament.Applications are open, so apply now!Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championships.For further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria, go to: http://www.ausport.gov.au/championslast_img read more

a month agoArsenal keeper Martinez: The defence kept saying ‘clean sheet, clean sheet!’

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal keeper Martinez: The defence kept saying ‘clean sheet, clean sheet!’by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEmiliano Martinez was delighted to keep a clean sheet in Arsenal’s win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.The Gunners kickstarted their Europa League campaign with a 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Martinez said after the game: “We said before the game that we had to stick together. We worked to make sure we kept the clean sheet. “The back four were talking all the time and saying, ‘Clean sheet, clean sheet’, even when we scored the first goal. We need to build on that, keep more clean sheets and we know that we can create loads of chances with Pepe, Auba, Bukayo and Martinelli. “They’re really good going forward so we have to stick together to keep more clean sheets.” last_img read more

Video: Watch Nick Saban Get Heated About Satellite Camps, Need For CFB Commissioner

first_imgNick Saban gets heated at the podium.Alabama head coach Nick Saban got a little heated during somewhat of a rant about satellite football camps and the need for a college football commissioner. Simply against the idea of satellite football camps, and with little belief in the positive narrative surrounding them, Saban let loose Tuesday afternoon in front of the media at the SEC Spring Meetings. As usual, AL.com was on the scene and posted the video to YouTube. AL.com did a terrific job describing the scene as Saban went off, and you can watch their video in its entirety here.last_img read more

This Fall ELLE Canada Has a BrandNew Wardrobe

first_img Facebook THIS FALL, ELLE Canada HAS A BRAND-NEW WARDOROBE ! (CNW Group/TVA Group) TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2018 – Think of your new-look ELLE as you would a major update to your closet: There are some great new outfits, some classics with a twist and some daring party pieces. Everything fits perfectly and feels great to wear. And when you walk out the door, you feel inspired, empowered and ready to conquer the world. That’s the ELLE spirit, and you’ll find it on every page of ELLE Canada’s new-look September issue.Tracee Ellis Ross, of the primetime hit show Black-ish, is this month’s cover star—and a dream talent to help us launch our new look and the start of the fashion new year. In addition to our cover shoot and candid interview with the actress and style icon, this issue is overflowing with shopping and style advice, including the launch of our ELLE Guide. (This month’s topic: How to find your signature style, with expert advice from our editors.) Other highlights include the fall fashion and beauty trend reports, Saoirse Ronan and Lupita Nyong‘o in conversation and must-read features covering a range of subjects, from financial infidelity to luxe fall travel destinations.Canada’s #1 multi-platform fashion magazine brand has re-engineered its format, content pillars and marketing investment, providing ongoing commitment to Canadian audiences through delivering the highest-quality content. The new-look ELLE has been designed to function as an escape—it is elegant and modern while staying true to the aspirational and inclusive DNA of the ELLE brand, a recognized global brand with 46 editions worldwide. The new design further pushes our competitive advantage as a recognized luxury title with unparalleled access to celebrities, thought leaders and visionaries, all presented with the important Canadian perspective.  And, thanks to the ELLE network, Elle Canada has the unique position to showcase Canadian talent globally with our fashion shoots and content through syndication in editions around the world. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The investment in high-gloss paper stock, newsstand and subscription promotions, digital-content strategies and video production ensures marketers reach the ultimate influencers—over 1.7 million every month.The team is led by editor-in-chief Vanessa Craft. “September has always been a time of re-invention, inspiration and excitement, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share our new look with readers. Our editorial approach, both in print and online, continues with the same mission: to offer inclusive, accessible and aspirational content that helps women explore and celebrate their own style while building an empowered, authentic life.”“TVA Publications is committed to providing our readers and our marketing partners access to Canada’s leading fashion, beauty, and luxury products through brands like ELLE.  Our brand-new design and talented team continues to innovate across all our platforms” says Lyne Robitaille, Vice President, TVA Publications.The September issue of ELLE Canada, featuring Tracie Ellis Ross, is currently on newsstandsFollow ELLE Canada on social media:Facebook.com/ELLECanadaInstagram @ELLECanadaTwitter @ELLECanadaSnapchat @ELLECanadaSubscribe to the ELLE Canada YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ELLECanadaComAbout TVA GROUPTVA Group Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is a communications company engaged in the broadcasting, film and audiovisual production, and magazine publishing industries. TVA Group Inc. is North America’s largest broadcaster of French-language entertainment, information and public affairs programming and one of the largest private-sector producers of French-language content. It is also the largest publisher of French-language magazines and publishes some of the most popular English-language titles in Canada. The Corporation’s Class B shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TVA.B.Logo: ELLE Canada (CNW Group/TVA Group) Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Could the World Cup Champion Beat the Best Club Team in the

Update (July 13, 5:46 p.m.): Germany won the World Cup on Sunday, defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time.In basketball, it’s a safe bet that the United States men’s national team would defeat even the best NBA teams more often than not. Likewise, it’s hard to imagine any single NHL squad being favored against the Canadian national hockey team, if there were ever an occasion for them to face off. Yet it’s pretty conventional wisdom in soccer circles that the best teams in the Champions League, the world’s top club-level competition, are better than those in the World Cup, soccer’s premier international tournament. That’s because thanks to the economics of soccer, it’s possible for clubs to assemble all-star teams even in the absence of All-Star Games.Intuitively, it’s not hard to see why. Unlike basketball and hockey, where global talent is concentrated in a relatively small number of countries, soccer is a sport played at a high level across a much wider and more diverse set of locales. Talent is then naturally more diluted at the international level. The most important club soccer leagues also lack North American-style salary caps, so the richest club teams are (checkbooks willing) free to accumulate a far greater amount of talent than any national team can.I went to the spreadsheets to settle this debate, and, based on my calculations, the conventional wisdom is indeed wise — to a certain extent. The top club teams in the world as a group are superior to the national teams in this year’s World Cup field. But even so, teams that are the cream of the international crop are not as far behind their club-level cousins as managers like Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger would have you believe.One way we can test this is to use the individual plus/minus player ratings that underlie ESPN’s Soccer Power Index (SPI) rankings. We’ve been over the gory details of those ratings before, but here are the basics: In addition to using head-to-head results from international matches, SPI also attempts to measure the talent level of every team based on the skill of its component players. To that end, each player is assigned a per-minute effect rating determined both by his individual statistics and by how his team performs with him in the lineup (compared to its performance without him). ESPN’s Stats & Info team computes this for both national and club teams, provided the player’s club is in one of the “Big Five” European leagues1Those of Spain, England, Italy, Germany and France. or appeared in the Champions League.These numbers give us a player’s approximated influence on his team’s rate of scoring and preventing goals. For instance, Lionel Messi, the impossibly good attacker for Barcelona (on the club side) and Argentina (in this World Cup), is estimated to add 0.62 more goals per 90 minutes than an average player on offense, and save 0.03 more goals per 90 minutes than the average player on defense, for a net value of 0.65 goals per 90 minutes. (Nobody tops Messi among players with any kind of playing time over the past two seasons, although Messi’s longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo is a close second at 0.63.)If we aggregate these ratings for an entire roster, weighting by the number of minutes each player was on the pitch,2The minutes data I used for club teams was from the 2013-14 season; for national teams it was from the 2014 World Cup, through the semifinal round. we can derive an SPI-like number to describe the amount of talent on any team, whether it plays for club or country.3A team’s overall SPI is determined by a combination of its projected goals scored (offensive SPI) and its projected goals allowed (defensive SPI) against a theoretical average international opponent. And according to these numbers,4SPI player ratings are up to date through the World Cup quarterfinals. the three best club teams in the world — Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich — are a cut above the best national teams. But, in turn, the four most talented national teams — Brazil,5Remember, this rating includes Neymar and Thiago Silva both playing more than 80 percent of their available minutes. Argentina, Germany and Spain — are solidly better than the next tier of club teams, a group that includes Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and the Champions League runners-up, Atletico Madrid.According to these numbers, Messi’s club team (Barcelona) would win 56 percent of its matches against his national team (Argentina) if they somehow played in a knockout setting at a neutral location (this model obviously assumes a dramatic development in cloning technology). But Argentina would be expected to win 56 percent of its matches against Manchester City or Atletico Madrid under similar circumstances. The top national teams would be favored (or at least evenly matched) against all but the world’s very best club teams.Perhaps this shouldn’t be overly surprising. I combined Transfermarkt values for every player on this year’s World Cup rosters6Thanks to the research of my Grantland colleague Bill Barnwell. with Transfermarkt’s list of the 100 most valuable club teams in the world and found a similar pattern. A handful of club teams dominate the list of most valuable teams,7There’s one big divergence here from the SPI list: According to Transfermarkt’s player values, the Spanish national team roster is better than any in the world. but after that it’s a relatively equal smattering of club and national teams rounding out the top 20.8The dollar amounts in the table below were converted from British pounds, at $1.70 per GBP. The top-tier national teams at least appear capable of standing toe to toe in talent against most of the leading clubs in the world.9Occasional FiveThirtyEight contributor Roger Pielke, Jr., noticed a version of this phenomenon back before the 2010 World Cup. But aside from that top tier, national teams just can’t keep up with their counterparts on the club side. According to both the SPI talent ratings and the Transfermarkt valuations, there are about 10 or so national sides capable of contending with the top 10 club teams in the world. After that, the supply of strong national squads quickly starts to dry up. Based on the SPI estimates, the 15th-best national team in the world (Ivory Coast) would have just a 40 percent chance of beating the 15th-best club team (Benfica of Portugal’s Primeira Liga), and only a 21 percent probability of beating Real Madrid. According to SPI’s player ratings, 33 of the 50 most talented teams in the world are club teams.In that sense, pundits are right when they contend that the quality of play in a circuit like the Champions League is higher than that of the World Cup. Certainly it’s hard to argue that the worst teams in the World Cup’s group stage would be able to consistently compete with their counterparts in the Champions League group stage. But in its later rounds, the World Cup contains teams — like the German and Argentine squads that will face off in Sunday’s final — whose rosters rival almost any in the sphere of big-time club soccer. read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse set to host ECAC tourney face Air Force

Ohio State freshman midfielder Jake Withers goes down to the ground toward a loose ball while being defended by Michigan sophomore midfielder Chase Brown in the second quarter of OSU’s 15-6 men’s lacrosse victory on April 12 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Dan Hope / Lantern photographerThe No. 22 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is undefeated at home in conference play so far this season and now gets a shot at extending that streak into the postseason.OSU made it to the quarterfinals of the NCAA championship last year after upsetting Denver, 11-10, in the ECAC title game before the Pioneers moved on to play in the Big East Conference in 2014.This year, OSU can defend its crown by winning two more games.The Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines are both in their final seasons of ECAC play before Big Ten lacrosse begins next year, and the archrivals could square off in the championship game Saturday if they win in their respective semifinal matchups at Jesse Owens Memorial Field Thursday evening.After already beating Air Force, 8-6, in the regular season April 19, the Buckeyes fell a week later. That loss came to the No. 16 Fairfield Stags (11-3, 3-1) — the tourney’s top seed — by a margin of 7-5 on the road to notch their only conference loss of the season.When three teams in a five-team league all have a 3-1 record at season’s end after an ECAC round robin, they share a regular season title as tri-champions.OSU, Air Force and Fairfield look to add a tournament title to their résumés, however, as the winner of Saturday’s final gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.Seeding is accomplished by precedence of overall record in the event of a tie like this.And while Bellarmine, the ECAC’s fifth team, is 7-5 on the season, the team was winless within the conference, allowing the 5-10 Wolverines to snag the last spot.The Buckeyes will need another strong performance from senior goalie Scott Spencer to stifle an offensively-sound Air Force team that averages 42.3 shots per game and scores almost 12 goals per game. Spencer’s performance tending net could be the difference between a victory or a loss, especially if he can replicate his career-high 14 saves from the last game against Air Force.Air Force has allowed exactly as many shots on goal in the fourth quarter as it has taken throughout the course of the season at 63.OSU freshman midfielder Jake Withers went 10 for 17 on face offs in the April 19 victory.Sophomore attackman Ryan Hunter led the Buckeyes with four goals in that game, but junior midfielder Jesse King –  the team’s leading scorer throughout the year – might have to produce more in this game than he did with his one-goal, one-assist contribution if OSU is to outduel the Falcons again.Game times for Fairfield-Michigan and OSU-Air Force are scheduled for 5 and 8 p.m., respectively. The winners are set to face one another at 5 p.m. Saturday. read more

Football Austin Mack probable for Saturdays game against Army

Wide receiver Austin Mack comes down with a 31-yard reception in the third quarter against Oklahoma. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter exiting Ohio State’s 31-16 loss to Oklahoma in the second half with an injury, sophomore wide receiver Austin Mack is “probable” for the team’s game against Army Saturday, coach Urban Meyer said in his press conference.Mack made a leaping catch in the third quarter of the Oklahoma game and brought down the 31-yard pass, but hit his head when he landed and was forced to leave the game.“He’s just feeling much better today,” Meyer said. “So they’re very cautious about it. We’ll know more tomorrow. But I put him as probable for the game.”The second-year wideout has two receptions for 37 yards this season. The two receptions matches his total from a year ago, and the 37 yards eclipse last season’s total of 15. He has been listed every week as one of Ohio State’s starting wide receivers. Kickoff for Ohio State’s game against Army is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Ohio Stadium. read more

Burnleys manager wants more fire from team

first_imgThe team hasn’t had a good Premier League start, with one tie and one defeat in the firs two matchs of the 2018-2019 seasonBurnley has not had the greatest start. The team has tied one match and lost the second one this season.But for their manager Sean Dyche, there is a lot of room to improve.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“We’ve got to have more fire to go and score a goal because we got in some top-class positions and dominated large parts of the play,” he told The Sports Mole.“Of course people want to score a goal but it’s (about) sprinting into the box, the intention that nothing is going to get in the way, that willingness and demand to arrive early and to read the play better.”“That moment…that little killer moment is what we’re still trying to find as a group,” he added.last_img read more

Paris SaintGermain deny allegations of them selling one of Neymar and

first_imgAfter months of speculations about the future of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, the reigning Ligue 1 champions have issued a statement regarding the allegations they will have to sell one of their starsThe French newspaper, L’Equite, have been the first one to state the Parisians will have to renounce their headline performers due to the UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.After making the duo the two most expensive players of all-time, it was though PSG will have to sell one of them to balance the books.Soon, the media all across Europe have been reporting PSG won’t be able to keep holds of their stalwarts unless they break the FFP rules.Furthermore, this Friday, L’Equipe dropped the bombshell by saying the Parisians have already reconciled with losing one of Neymar or Mbappe to prevent UEFA from implementing sanctions.Now, Paris Saint-Germain have released a counterstatement via their official website, accusing L’Equipe of making false allegations.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“In an article published this Friday evening on its website, L’Equipe dares to say ‘PSG is ready to lose Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr to avoid [FFP] sanctions.“Beyond denying this misinformation, ridiculous and only aimed to create once again a tough relationship between our club and media, PSG is wondering, once more, about the main goal of L’Equipe and its underlying thought about its editing work concerning PSG.“There are so many examples of this kind of news aiming to bring a bad atmosphere around the club. Last one in date, last Wednesday, matchday against Strasbourg, with a frontage which pretended there was a ‘Cavani issue.’“In passing, regarding the incredible amount of frontpages involving PSG in this daily newspaper, proof of the club’s fame, PSG is asking itself about the schizophrenic behavior of L’Equipe and its hierarchy.”Widely-recognized as the most devastating attacking tandem on the planet, the Frenchman and the Brazilian have notched 78 goals and provided 26 assists altogether since their blockbuster transfers in the summer of 2017.last_img read more

Redington Leads Iditarod First Musher To Reach Nikolai

first_imgRedington started the race with 16 dogs and reached the checkpoint with 13. Sixty-seven teams began the race Sunday. The trail winds over frozen lakes and rivers, through mountain passes and over trails once used for delivery of mail and supplies to mining communities. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Ryan Redington of Wasilla, pulled into the village of Nikolai  just after 8 a.m. this morning in the 1,000-mile  Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.center_img Reigning champion Mitch Seavey, of the Kenai Peninsula, was listed in third place, and Nicolas Petit swept into second place at the Nikolai checkpoint.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of March 24 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of March 24, 2019:Full-Time Assistant Principal at Woburn Street SchoolFull-Time Dining Room Supervisor at Glendale Senior DiningFull-Time Delivery Driver at PODSFull-Time Residential Solar Site Surveyor at Vivint SolarFull-Time Site Assessment Technician at SunrunFull-Time Digital Marketing Manager at Security Innovation, Inc.Part-Time Barber at TJ’s Barber ShopFull-Time Branch Manager at Reading Cooperative BankFull-Time Clinical Behavioral Specialist at May InstituteFull-Time Business Development Manager at KochFull-Time Associate Director, IT Platforms at Charles River LabsFull-Time Business Acct Exec 3, SMB Direct Sales at ComcastFull-Time Toddler/Preschool Teacher at Abundant Life Christian Learning CenterFull-Time Deployment Specialist at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Logistics Coordinator at RigakuFull-Time Shipping & Receiving Associate at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Delivery Driver at PODSFull-Time Buyer II at SymboticFull-Time Mgr 2, SMB Direct Sales (Advanced Svcs) at ComcastFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Warehouse Receiver at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Warehouse Employee at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Wireless Retail Sales Associate at SprintFull-Time Regional Credit Department Manager at Standard ElectricPart-Time Store Manager at Bridgestone Full-Time Enterprise Account Executive at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Global Account Executive at SOVOS CompliancePart-Time Dog Groomer at A Pet’s ReflectionPart-Time Summer Help at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Sous Chef at Glendale Senior DiningPart-Time Preschool/Pre-K Teacher at Tender Learning CenterFull-Time Events Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Lab Technician I at Charles River LabsPart-Time Youth Select Coach at Wilmington Youth LacrossePart-Time Process Development Intern at Analog DevicesFull-Time AV Project Manager at Red ThreadFull-Time Service Coordinator at Closet Factory BostonFull-Time Food Service Sales Assistant Rep at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Union Process Operator at DSM Resins & Functional MaterialsFull-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Entry Level Associate/Manager at Serur Group Financial ServicesPart-Time Homemaker at Associated Home CareFull-Time Chemical Machine Operator at LubrizolPart-Time Merchandiser at Pepsi Co.Full-Time QA Sampler at CutisPharmaFull-Time QC Inspector (2nd Shift) at CutisPharmaFull-Time Senior Microbiology Lab Tech at Kelly ServicesFull-Time Licensed Practical Nurse at CareOneFull-Time Hairstylist at SupercutsFull-Time Laborers at Art of the EventPart-Time Crew Member at McDonald’sFull-Time Haul Truck Driver at Benenvento CompaniesFull-Time Loader Operator at Benevento CompaniesFull-Time Delivery Driver at FedExFull-Time eCommerce & Digital Marketing CoordinatorFull-Time Flatbed Truck Contract Carrier at XPO LogisticsFull-Time Grill Cook at Cafe Services Inc.Part-Time Cargo Van Delivery at OptimaFull-Time Driver at Northeast Air Solutions(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

BNP submits memo to DCs for Khaledas release treatment

first_imgThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) submitted memorandums to deputy commissioners (DCs) across the country, including Dhaka, on Thursday, demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s proper medical treatment and her release from jail before Eid-ul-Fitr.In Dhaka, several hundred BNP leaders and activists gathered near the Dhaka DC’s office around 10:30am and chanted various slogans, demanding Khaleda’s release.Later, a delegation of BNP, led by Dhaka district BNP assistant organising secretary Abdus Salam Azad, submitted a memorandum to Dhaka DC Abu Saleh Mohammad Ferdous Khan.Talking to reporters, Salam said the government has kept their ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail without providing her proper treatment.”We submitted a memorandum to the DC demanding her release and proper treatment at the United Hospital,” he said.Salam warned that the government will have to shoulder all the responsibilities if anything bad happens to Khaleda.He said all other district units of the party also submitted memorandums to their respective DC offices to push for the same demand.On 8 February, Khaleda was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.last_img read more

Just How Cold Is It At The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

first_img Share Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics reverse a recent trend of relatively warm conditions at the Winter Games. Here, a man prepares to work in front of an ice sculpture ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony.When cold weather becomes a main topic at the Winter Olympics, it’s safe to say that frigid temperatures have made an impression. That’s the case in Pyeongchang, where brutal cold and high winds have been a common theme for both the media and for athletes.How cold is it? The high Tuesday was 11 degrees Fahrenheit; the low was in minus territory and the wind chill was inconsiderate of the basic needs of both humans and journalists. In those temperatures, water bottles quickly turn to ice. Well-charged phones die within minutes of being pulled out from layers of insulated jackets and sweaters.Surrounded by mountains that catch the cold, Pyeongchang is “Earth’s coldest location for that particular latitude,” AccuWeather reports.It’s a sharp reversal for the Winter Games: Each of the last two – held in Sochi and Vancouver – set records as the warmest Winter Olympics, in 2014 and 2010, respectively. Sochi produced stories about ski jumpers landing in puddles – and temperatures that hit the 60s. At these games, we’ve already seen a report of some athletes’ skis being ruined by the unique qualities of very cold snow.Conditions are expected to warm up a bit over the next week, but the forecast for Friday night’s opening ceremony calls for temperatures in the low to mid-20s, with a wind chill of 14 degrees Fahrenheit. It’ll be even colder for athletes and spectators at the alpine and snowboard events, higher up in the mountains.As for how the athletes are coping, Jessie Diggins, a U.S. cross-country skier from Afton, Minn., says that while the cold could make athletes uncomfortable and cause complications, she welcomes it.Diggins told NPR’s Melissa Block: “I think you can either laugh about it, or you can cry about it. And for me, I like to embrace the cold and see it as an awesome thing for me, because I’m used to it. And I think I like it more than most people. And so for me, that’s going to be my advantage. Instead of seeing it as, ‘Oh this might be so hard for me,’ I see it as, ‘Great, this is an area where I can shine.’ ““They had a pretty cold snap in Minnesota,” Diggins said, noting that it had recently been “minus-30s Fahrenheit. So, we’re used to some pretty cold days.”Diggins added that the colder snow could slow racers.Another fan of the weather is Won Kil-u — the head of North Korea’s delegation to the Pyeongchang Olympics. Saying that the weather would help make these games a celebration, Won said, according to the Yonhap news agency, “I’m from further north. It’s milder here.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday June 6

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe’ll get a full report from the Baltimore Sun’s Luke Broadwater, on a stunning vote by the Baltimore City Council, 15-0, that stripped $26 million from Mayor Catherine Pugh’s budget. Also, Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry of the 4th District joins the conversation about this year’s budget process and next Monday’s potential showdown between the City Council and the mayor.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

McRoberts Named ACC Performer of the Week

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior Anthony McRoberts has been named an ACC Performer of the Week following his two-win showing at the Houston Spring Break Invitational. This is the first ACC weekly honor for McRoberts. The native of Cahokia, Ill. won the high jump with a mark of 2.11m/6-11 and won the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 15.27m/50-01.25. His high jump mark ranks fifth nationally, and his triple jump mark ranks ninth nationally.  The Cardinals travel back to Houston to compete in the Victor Lopez Classic this Friday and Saturday. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

Separate studies suggest current pause in global warming likely the last

first_img Explore further Observed and simulated change in global-mean surface temperature. Credit: Nature Climate Change (2014) doi:10.1038/nclimate2355 Global warming ‘pause’ since 1998 reflects natural fluctuation, study concludes © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Separate studies suggest current “pause” in global warming likely the last (2014, September 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-current-global.html Most scientists agree that the current pause we are experiencing with global warming is likely due to the ocean serving as a massive heat sink (and a small amount of cooling due to volcanic eruptions). Most also agree that the time is coming soon when the oceans will stop absorbing the excess heat, ending the pause we are experiencing and allowing global temperatures to rise again.The team in Japan has found, using climate records and models, that natural variations in temperature over the past thirty years have had less of an influence on the overall warmth of the planet than in the past, suggesting, that pauses such as we are now experiencing will have less and less of an impact going forward if the atmosphere continues to heat up. More specifically, their models show that during the 1980’s natural atmospheric temperature variations accounted for roughly half of temperature changes that were seen. In the 1990’s the percentage fell to just 38 percent and then to 27 percent after the turn of the century. Heading into the future, they predict, warming due to human activities will account for more and more of the changes in temperatures, leaving less variability due to natural causes such as the one that led to the pause we are now experiencing.The team in Australia ran 31 environmental models and came to the conclusion that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, the likelihood of another pause in global warming drops to near zero. Even worse, they suggest that the extra heat that has been pulled into the world’s oceans is likely to be released causing a speed-up of global warming. Their models show that even if there is a major volcanic event of the magnitude of Krakatau, for example, the outcome remains the same, a constant increase in global temperatures, i.e. no hiatuses or pauses along the way.Both groups suggest the catastrophic impact of global warming in the not-too-distant future as seen in their dire predictions can be averted if we act now as a global community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Journal information: Nature Climate Change This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. , Geophysical Research Letters (Phys.org) —Two different research groups working independently have come to the same conclusion, the current pause we’ve experienced in global warming (since 1997) is very likely the last we’re likely to see if current greenhouse gas emission trends continue. One team, with members from several research centers in Japan, has published their findings in the journal Nature Climate Change. The other, based at the University of New South Wales, in Australia, has published their findings in Geophysical Research Letters. More information: 1. Contribution of natural decadal variability to global warming acceleration and hiatus, Nature Climate Change (2014) DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2355AbstractReasons for the apparent pause in the rise of global-mean surface air temperature (SAT) after the turn of the century has been a mystery, undermining confidence in climate projections. Recent climate model simulations indicate this warming hiatus originated from eastern equatorial Pacific cooling4 associated with strengthening of trade winds5. Using a climate model that overrides tropical wind stress anomalies with observations for 1958–2012, we show that decadal-mean anomalies of global SAT referenced to the period 1961–1990 are changed by 0.11, 0.13 and −0.11 °C in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, respectively, without variation in human-induced radiative forcing. They account for about 47%, 38% and 27% of the respective temperature change. The dominant wind stress variability consistent with this warming/cooling represents the deceleration/acceleration of the Pacific trade winds, which can be robustly reproduced by atmospheric model simulations forced by observed sea surface temperature excluding anthropogenic warming components. Results indicate that inherent decadal climate variability contributes considerably to the observed global-mean SAT time series, but that its influence on decadal-mean SAT has gradually decreased relative to the rising anthropogenic warming signal.2. Maher, N., A. Sen Gupta, and M. H. England (2014), Drivers of decadal hiatus periods in the 20th and 21st centuries, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060527.AbstractThe latest generation of climate model simulations are used to investigate the occurrence of hiatus periods in global surface air temperature in the past and under two future warming scenarios. Hiatus periods are identified in three categories: (i) those due to volcanic eruptions, (ii) those associated with negative phases of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO), and (iii) those affected by anthropogenically released aerosols in the mid-twentieth century. The likelihood of future hiatus periods is found to be sensitive to the rate of change of anthropogenic forcing. Under high rates of greenhouse gas emissions there is little chance of a hiatus decade occurring beyond 2030, even in the event of a large volcanic eruption. We further demonstrate that most nonvolcanic hiatuses across Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5 (CMIP5) models are associated with enhanced cooling in the equatorial Pacific linked to the transition to a negative IPO phase.last_img read more

Spicers win three Queensland tourism awards

first_imgSpicers Peak Lodge Pool Source = Spicers Matt Balfour Balfour External TWO luxury properties within the Spicers Retreats, Hotels & Lodges portfolio have been recognised at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards, winning three categories on the night – more than any other entrant.Spicers’ newest luxury property, Spicers Balfour Hotel in inner Brisbane, took out two of the three awards, winning Best New Tourism Development and the Young Achiever category for general manager Matthew Simpson.Spicers Peak Lodge, a stunning mountain retreat in the Scenic Rim, won the Best Luxury Accommodation Award. The retreat has long been the toast of the state’s tourism industry, having also won the award in 2006, 2007 and 2010 as well as numerous restaurant and catering awards.The awards were held on Friday at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and are recognised as the industry’s most prestigious awards program. “The Spicers group was nominated for a total of six awards this year and we are thrilled that our properties have again been recognised as among Queensland’s best,” Spicers CEO Danielle Duell said.“While Spicers Peak Lodge continues to shine, we are also delighted that our newest property, Spicers Balfour Hotel, has made such an impression within its first year of operation.”A city retreat reflecting the best of contemporary Queensland living, Spicers Balfour Hotel offers a restful and sophisticated escape just three kilometres from the CBD in New Farm. The hotel features just nine executive-style rooms aimed at the business traveller.The property is managed by Matt Simpson, 29 who is the youngest general manager to join the Spicers group. He was appointed general manager of Spicers Peak Lodge in 2008 at the age of 25 before taking on his new role managing Spicers Balfour Hotel in New Farm last year.“As a new property we’ve had the opportunity to do things a bit differently and really make Spicers Balfour Hotel a ‘home away from home’ for our guests,” Mr Simpson said.”It was important to us not to lose sight of our vision as a city retreat delivering luxurious, practical accommodation and an extensive range of onsite facilities and services designed specifically for the business traveller. I’m also delighted and humbled to be recognised personally, particularly with the amount of great young talent we have in our industry.”Spicers Peak Lodge is Australia’s highest non alpine lodge retreat, situated 1,130m above sea level atop a 9,000 acre working farm. Enveloped by the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park, the property can only be seen from the air, ensuring absolute privacy for guests. The hotel features 10 luxury suites and two private lodges designed to reflect the outdoor landscape. Spicers Peak Lodge general manager Anne-Marelle Meijer said the Scenic Rim property strived to deliver only the very best for its guests.“This is an absolute honour for Spicers Peak Lodge and our team to win the Best Luxury Accommodation Award again,” she said.“Recognition by the industry and fabulous feedback from our guests inspires us to continually deliver a higher level of service, especially with our focus on fine food and wine.“We aim to provide something truly unique in Queensland, and soon will be opening our new day spa which will even further enhance the guest experience.”Spicers Hidden Vale, Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Spicers Clovelly Estate and its Long Apron Restaurant, were also finalists in this year’s awards. Spread across South East Queensland’s hinterland beauty spots, in Brisbane city and the world-renowned Hunter Valley in New South Wales, the Spicers group is made up of an eclectic range of seven boutique properties offering gourmet food and wine, active experiences, spa services, lavish accommodation and first-class service.last_img read more

China biscuits ten brands list the whole

although the world has a lot of biscuits brand, but people in different countries will taste different, because of this, will be the birth of a lot of Chinese biscuits brand. Next, let Xiaobian to introduce the ten major brands of Chinese biscuits list, so that people can have a better understanding of China’s biscuit brands.

China’s top ten brands of biscuits NO.1, master:

Master Kong Holdings Limited (the "company") and Affiliated Companies (the "group") are mainly engaged in the production and sale of instant noodles, drinks and cakes in china. The group began production of instant noodles in 1992, and has expanded its business to cakes and drinks since the year of 1996. At present, the group’s three largest products have a significant market position in China’s food market. read more