2017 Masters Trans Tasman Nominations

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) and its national representative teams are about to enter the first stage of the 2019 World Cup cycle. As part of the international program, TFA and Touch New Zealand (TNZ) have committed to conducting once again a Masters Trans Tasman Series. This event is scheduled for April 2017 and will be hosted by Australia (specific dates and venue yet to be finalised). The event will be held in conjunction with the Open Trans Tasman Test Series and will be similar to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman series held in New Zealand. TFA will again implement a Masters Training Squad Program, whereby preliminary training squads will be selected. Players will then participate in selection and training camps in the lead up to the international event. Early indications are that divisions will be offered in Senior Mixed, Women 27’s, Men’s 30’s, 35’s, 40’s and 50’s, although there is no guarantee that all these divisions will go ahead.  The attached document outlines the nomination and selection process for the Australian Masters Teams for the period – March 2016 to April 2017.This story first appeared on the website on Thursday, 3 March 2016. Related Files2016-17_masters_nomination_information-pdfRelated LinksMasters Trans Tasmanlast_img read more

NRL Touch Premiership – Eels v Cowboys Team Selections

first_img3Shaun Francis15Meckensie Hudson 9Jackson Mills8Lucy McDonald 1Jonathan Palau1Stephanie Maiolo 8Dave Zanette8Kelly Kennedy 3Ciaran Toner3Hannah Dyball 7Damon Moore6Emma Paki 6Cormac Hoch13Tash Adams 14Kyle Jermyn14Billie Taylor 1Brayden Hegarty1Rylie Seamark Men’sWomen’s 7Jordan Marshall-King (C)6Danielle Davis 9Justin Cridland14Mel Wilks ManagerManagerKim Solman First game of the NRL Touch Premiership Teams are in!Watch the Parramatta Eels take on the North Queensland Cowboys in Game 1 of the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership at ANZ Stadium at 5:25pm. 11Jayden BenbowToni Daisy CoachCoachBarry Gibson 10Michael Law5Sharni Vililacenter_img 11John Kennedy10Faith Nathan Men’sWomen’s 6Josh Moffitt5Laura Peattie 2Mal Kenny3Sophie Duff 5Caidyn Wynyard4Aaliyah Paki 2Jordan Horo2Tayla Clifford 4Lachlan PierceMaddie Crema Assistant CoachAssistant CoachChristian Browne 8Simon Lang7Sarah Peattie 13Cooper Marshall12Abby King 5Jared Townson11Chloe Sawtell 12Maurice Kennedy11Zara Nicholas 10Luke Mansour9Samantha Rodgers 12Lachlan Hoch7Kirralee Costelloe 13Marley Simbolon13Elesha Te Paalast_img read more

Mamata appeals to agitating doctors in Facebook post

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a Facebook post on Thursday reiterated that the agitating doctors should withdraw their ceasework at NRS Medical College and Hospital, as it has crippled health services across the state.”I appeal to all to restore normal healthcare services to the patients without any further delay. Our government has taken full care of the injured doctor. We pray that he recovers quickly. As per information received, he is stable and improving,” Banerjee said in her Facebook post. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe Chief Minister also assured that her government is extending full cooperation and taking all necessary action. But, in spite of that, provocations are coming from other political parties. Calling the NRS incident ‘unfortunate’, Banerjee said: “An unfortunate incident took place in NRS Hospital 3 days ago. I sent my colleague, Chandrima Bhattacharjee, minister of state, Health and Family Welfare, to visit the injured doctor, talk to a section of the junior doctors who are agitating and request them to withdraw the agitation as people are not getting treatment. Cancer patients, kidney patients, accident victims and even children coming from distant places are suffering.” Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersShe also posted: “I sent Commissioner of Police, Kolkata to talk to the junior doctors. Five persons have been arrested and their bail prayers were rejected by court. One person died and a complaint of negligence of treatment has been lodged. An enquiry has been started to look into the issues from all sides. Our additional chief secretary, Health, visited the injured doctor and met a section of the agitating junior doctors and appealed to them to resume services.” “Today when I visited SSKM, I saw a gathering of outsiders from different political parties shouting slogans in the silence zones of the hospital and stopping emergency services. The family members were crying and outdoor services remained closed. I sent some patients to private hospitals for immediate treatment,” she maintained in her post. Banerjee also stated: “I am grateful to senior doctors and professors who are offering full services to the people. My humble regards to them for their cooperation. Some misinformation is being spread on social media by some political parties.”last_img read more

What to say when a baby is born with Down syndrome Not

first_imgTORONTO – It’s arguably a difficult and awkward moment for family and friends when a couple announces the birth of a child followed by the revelation that their baby has Down syndrome. What does one say — or not say?The “S” word is definitely a no-no, stresses the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, which has launched a campaign called “Anything But Sorry” to educate people about how to respond to the birth of a baby with the genetic condition.“Sometimes it’s hard because people don’t know what to say,” said Kirk Crowther, the society’s national executive director. “They don’t want to offend, they don’t want to make anything worse. But saying sorry to a parent when they’ve had their child born is not a great thing.“The first thing out of anyone’s mouth should be ‘Congratulations. You have a lovely son or daughter. Things might be a little different for you, but we’re here to support you,’” he said Monday.“Those are the kinds of things I think parents need to hear.”Among the campaign’s YouTube videos is one entitled the “The ‘S’ Word,” which begins with the question: “What do you say to parents who just had a child with Down syndrome?”The answers are provided by people with Down syndrome, who offer some satirical suggestions using a litany of often salty and inappropriate phrases — except those containing the word “sorry.”Such pronouncements as “Well, there goes your sex life” give the cast a platform to express their sense of humour and their individual personalities.The website also features a series of shareable e-cards with the same cheeky messages found in “The ‘S’ Word” video. People are encouraged to share a card to help reach the goal of welcoming all 9,363 babies born with Down syndrome in North America this year.In Canada, Down syndrome occurs in about one in every 780 births; about 45,000 Canadians are affected by the condition.When Laura LaChance’s second child, Kevin, was born with Down syndrome 25 years ago, she did get some people saying expressing condolences.“When you have a new baby, you anticipate that people are going to be saying, ‘Ooh, ah, let me see the baby. Congratulations. Here’s a gift,’” she said from her hometown of Collingwood, Ont.“But instead it’s, ‘Shall we still have the baby shower for you? Do you still have a baby shower when a baby’s born with a disability?’”LaChance said it was strange hearing such sentiments expressed. “How do you respond to that when people are telling you they’re sorry about your child?“This baby deserves celebration, welcome gifts and everybody to look at him and hold him, snuggle him, just as my other children did,” said the mother of four.Ed Casagrande, whose four-year-old daughter Emma was born with Down syndrome, said he hopes the campaign helps people see that having the condition is nothing to apologize for.He and his wife Mary knew about five months into her pregnancy that their child had Down syndrome, but there was never any question they would terminate the pregnancy because of the diagnosis.“It was overwhelmingly the right choice, the right choice for us, and we couldn’t imagine our family without her,” Casagrande said of Emma, who attends junior kindergarten.“Emma lights up any room she goes into,” he said from Guelph, Ont., where the family lives. “When she interacts with me, my wife, her brothers, friends at school … people get so much joy.”Casagrande, vice-chair of the CDSS board of directors, said the birth of a child with Down syndrome shouldn’t be met with sadness or heartbreak.“We need to change the thinking from a feeling of sorrow to a feeling of celebration. People with Down syndrome live meaningful and fulfilling lives full of great accomplishments.“That’s nothing to feel sorry for.”———On the web: http://www.AnythingButSorry.com– Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitterlast_img read more

SpiceJet aircraft overshoots runway at Shirdi airport

first_imgMumbai: An aircraft of budget airline SpiceJet operating on the Delhi-Shirdi route, overshot the runway while landing at the Shirdi airport on Monday. According to the airline, no harm was caused to either the passengers or the crew. “On 29 April 2019, SpiceJet B737-800 aircraft operated SG 946 from Delhi to Shirdi. While landing at Shirdi, the aircraft overshot the runway. Passengers and crew are safe and are being deplaned normally,” the airline said in a statement.last_img

Financial market highlights on Wednesday SPTSX 1524471 up 9514

Highlights at the close Wednesday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,244.71, up 95.14 pointsDow — 21,640.75, up 66.02 points (record high)S&P 500– 2,473.83, up 13.22 points (record high)Nasdaq — 6,385.04, up 40.73 points (record high)Currencies:Cdn — 79.40 cents US, up 0.21 of a centPound — C$1.6411, down 0.48 of a centEuro — C$1.4512, down 0.94 of a centEuro — US$1.1522, down 0.44 of a centOil futures:US$47.32, up 73 cents(September contract)Gold futures:US$1,242.00 per oz., up 10 cents(August contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$21.366 per oz., down 0.8 of a cent$686.92 per kg., down 25 cents read more

Fonseka says he strongly opposed 48 hour ceasefire in 2009

However he says then President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared a 48 hour ceasefire which resulted in the LTTE gaining some momentum. The Army eventually defeated the LTTE in May 2009. (Colombo Gazette) The Government in April 2009 said that the 48 hour ceasefire was declared to enable thousands of civilians to celebrate the Tamil New Year. Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka says he strongly opposed a 48 hour ceasefire which was declared in April 2009.Speaking at the United National Party (UNP) May Day rally in Borella today, Fonseka, who was the Army Commander at the time, said he urged the then Government not to go for a ceasefire. “President is deeply conscious of the need to give the civilian population entrapped as hostages by the ruthless actions of the LTTE, the opportunity to celebrate New Year festivities in a suitable atmosphere and to have uninhibited freedom of movement from the No Fire Zone to the cleared areas,” a statement from the president’s secretariat said on April 12, 2009.However Fonseka says the military lost a large number of hardware and also lost ground as a result of the ceasefire. read more

UK weather Stay out of the sun Met Office warns as heatwave

Mr Snell added: “For some of us we have still got some hot weather to come but that transition over the next 48 hours will come with a risk of heavy rain and thunderstorms.”During Monday’s record-breaking temperatures, Bala in Snowdonia National Park was the warmest place in Wales, with a top temperature of 25.5C (77.9F).Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, reached 25C (77F) and Helen’s Bay in Northern Ireland saw the mercury rise to 21.9C (71.42F).The previous best August Bank Holiday temperatures before this weekend were 31.5C (88.7F) at Heathrow in 2001, 27.3C in Velindre, Powys, in Wales, and 27C (80.6F) in Knockareven, Co Fermanagh, both in 2003, and 26.7C (80.06F) in Aviemore, Scotland, in 1984. The Met Office warns: There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong windsThere is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life and there is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roadsWhere flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus servicesThere is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lostSpray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures The Met Office has warned against going out in the sun as the heatwave is set to continue for some parts of the UK after the record-breaking bank holiday weather.A high of 33.2C (91.6F) at Heathrow Airport made it the hottest August Bank Holiday Monday on record and temperatures could reach 34C on Tuesday. Southern and eastern parts of the UK are expected to see a fourth day of temperatures in the early 30s.A heatwave warning is in place for a large chunk of England – covering the east and the south of the country – and the Met Office has urged people to stay out of the sun. In its advice, the national weather service said: “Stay out of the sun. Keep your home as cool as possible – shading windows and shutting them during the day may help.”Open them when it is cooler at night. Keep drinking fluids. If there’s anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Thunderstorms weather warning issuedThe heatwave could be broken up by thunderstorms this afternoon, the Met Office has warned, as it issued a yellow weather warning for a long strip of Britain.Stretching from north of Aberdeen to London on the east coast, the warning forecasts heavy showers and lightning strikes.  A yellow severe weather warning for #thunder has been issued: https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs. Stay #weatheraware @metofficeuk pic.twitter.com/ozvwxUpeOt— Met Office (@metoffice) August 27, 2019 “This cloud will start to move up across Devon and Cornwall and through this evening it will come across northern and central parts of the UK.”Tuesday is expected to remain largely dry with scattered showers gradually moving eastward from the South West coast and through the Midlands.The Met Office said the risk of heavy rain and thunderstorms will increase as the week goes on.”Temperatures will be staying close to the high 20s but the rain and thunderstorms will start moving eastward,” Mr Snell continued.The cloud and risk of thunderstorms will then draw up across Northern Ireland and will bring cloud to more parts of the country. Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: “The heatwave is going to continue for some of us for another day with temperatures reaching around 33C, but also across the UK we are also starting to see a transition with some places seeing cloud and fresher air. read more

Rotabox containerised bulk system for ship loading concentrates

first_imgThe skyline around Geraldton, Western Australia, recently received a new addition towering over its busy port precinct. A Liebherr LHM 280 mobile harbor crane was commissioned in early June by Qube Bulk and was immediately put to work loading mineral concentration cargoes utilizing Qube’s innovative Rotabox containerized bulk system. Todd Emmert, Director of Qube Bulk’s operations, said it would revolutionise loading and discharging cargo in the port with faster slew and luffing speeds. “We will increase our operational efficiency by 37.5%, increasing available port capacity for current and future Geraldton port clients.Qube pioneered the design and development of container rotating tippers with integrated lid lifters and has been successful in attracting new concentrate exporters to the port as well as convincing existing port users to make the switch to a containerized bulk solution and reduce their supply chain costs. The Rotabox system enables ores and concentrates to be transported and loaded into vessels without creating a dust hazard, as the containers are lowered into the ship#s hold, the lid is then lifted when the container is out of the breeze, rotated to empty, and he lid replaced before leaving the protection of the hold.Antony Perkins, Qube’s Director of Project Development, said “we handle a lot of concentrate through shiploaders across Australia and it’s a messy and expensive business. We looked for an alternative and there was nothing on the market so we set about to design and build our own system. As bulk haulage operations and stevedores we not only build the gear but we operate it. So we know day in day out how it operates and this has driven the continuous improvement on the design, because we use it.”Lightweight Qube Concentrate Containers (QCCs) are also designed to minimize internal and external hang ups of product with minimal flat surfaces for container loading spillage to sit on. QCCs are also well tested with some boxes having been rotated over a thousand time under full payload with no signs of cracking or fatigue.The containers come in a number of heights and cubic designs to minimize unnecessary weight depending on bulk density of the product and transport restrictions, up to 35 t of product is achievable in WA. Currently in its third generation, Qube’s Rotabox was designed to be self-powered with a light tare weight, making it suitable for use with ship’s cranes. This is appealing to exporters in ports that do not have access to shore cranes, like many of the 28 ports around the country where Qube is present.Rotabox’s versatility also allows it to be operated from a shore crane and as Qube has multiple units available in Geraldton, vessels can be loaded simultaneously by both types of cranes, delivering a productivity boost. Qube has nine unit operations around Australia.Emmer said interest in Qube’s Rotabox system has been driven by two factors. “Firstly, projects without fixed infrastructure at ports seeking to access port capacity and secondly, established exporters are reviewing their supply chains in an effort to make them more environmentally sustainable. Our system is prove to be best practice in environmental management and is well positioned to assist exporters make the transition from bulk shed and shiploader into Rotabox seamlessly.“We are receiving dusting readings that are less than 10% of the port’s declared approval limits. At this stage, we haven’t even looked at putting in mist sprays, as the addition of water raises the potential to cause issues with the product.”In addition to loading copper, zinc and nickel concentrates, Rotabox has tackled difficult to handle byproducts from mineral sands and refined zinc producers and is starting to export thermal coal.last_img read more

Over 10000 votes for the best coaches in Womens Handball

Here is the explanation of the Voting process for the World Handball Coach 2014.  Handball-Planet.com made the Jury consisted of the handball specialists from 17 countries (most of the Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, etc), while the last member were the visitors of our website (over 7.000 votes). Journalists voted for their favorites by giving them 3, 2 and 1 vote/point, while the fans’ opinion was calculated different with 15, 10, 7, 4 and 1 vote/point per position.The most votes from the fans got Veszprem’s coach Antonio Carlos Ortega.WORLD BEST COACH in Women’s Handball 2014? Thorir Hergeirsson (40%, 4,120 Votes) 15 Dragan Adžić (16%, 1,616 Votes) 7 Helle Thomsen (24%, 2,520 Votes) 10 Ambros Martin (8%, 792 Votes) 1Total Voters:10,339JURY MEMBERS:Bjorn Pazen (Handball Woche, Germany)Riči Gjamovski (Makedonski Sport, Macedonia)Lojze Grčman (SIOL, Slovenia)Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)Patrick Andersson (Hbold.dk, Denmark)Jelena Bagarić (Sportnet.hr, Croatia)Jorge Dargel (MARCA, Spain)Luca Zadra (Pallamano Italia, Italy)Yuki Hattori (Japanese Handball Magazine, Japan)Laura Agena (Handball-Planet.com correspondent, Argentina)Marian Ursescu (GAZETA SPORTURILOR, Romania)Zorica Radojković (Balkan-handball.com, Serbia)Yves Michel (Handzone.net, France)Ibolya Szekeres (TimeOut Magazine, Hungary)Mark Hegedus (female handball expert, Austria/Hungary)Nikola Nikolić (Vijesti.me, Montenegro)Larissa Rocha (Brazilian Confederation, Brazil) ← Previous Story WORLD BEST COACH 2014 in Women’s Handball – TOP 5 Next Story → WORLD BEST COACH 2014 in Women’s Handball – Dragan Adžić! Jorge Duenas (12%, 1,291 Votes)  4 read more

Patriot missile crews to train using 7 iPhone apps

first_imgI’m not sure what’s more worrying: autonomous robot jet fighters, or those enlisted in the U.S. Army getting their missile firing training on an iPhone.Developer C2 Technologies has been commissioned by the U.S. Army to create 7 iPhone apps specifically aimed at training individuals in the firing of Patriot missiles.AdChoices广告The first app has already been completed and used the Unity engine to allow for a realistic representation of the equipment on the iPhone. The app apparently mixes training exercises with actual video footage of Patriot missile crews doing their job. We believe the first app covers Launch Station march order and emplacement and is meant to be used in a classroom with an instructor.The 7 apps planned cover the following areas:Launch Station march order and emplacementRadar march order and emplacementEngagement Control Station march order and emplacementAntenna Mast Group march order and emplacementElectrical Power Plant march order and emplacementMissile reloadRadar maintenanceDolly Oberoi, C2’s founder and Chief Executive Officer commented:Mobile apps on handheld devices allow the soldier to train any time, any place, and can provide access to critical information in the field. They leverage the ability to train outside the traditional classroom, improve training effectiveness, and can greatly reduce resources required. Although we can see the benefit of training away from the actual missile launching system, we do hope trainees get some extended time with the actual equipment as well before having to use it for real.Read more at c2ti.com, via Gizmaglast_img read more

Whatever happened to Cable cars suspended hundreds of feet above the River

first_img Feb 11th 2017, 7:40 AM Share3 Tweet Email1 25 Comments Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: http://jrnl.ie/3231901 Image: Vimeo By Fora Staff 20,157 Views Whatever happened to… Cable cars suspended hundreds of feet above the River Liffey? The developer behind ‘Suas’ wanted to create a Dublin icon like the London Eye or Eiffel Tower Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article OVER THE PAST several weeks, Fora has taken a look at some of the more notable big-ticket projects that were floated during the Celtic Tiger period – or in the aftermath of its demise.Most recently, we detailed the story behind plans for a ‘park in the sky’ on O’Connell Street. The project would have seen a major revamp of the thoroughfare to make it a shopping hub, and the centrepiece was to be a 12-storey, triangular building that would house a park on its roof.In this installment, we’re going looking at a development that was to be built just down the road.Cable cars are a feature in several Western cities such as San Francisco, and developer Barry Boland wanted to bring them to Dublin. Here’s how that panned out.What is it?Boland wanted to build a cable car system that would run from around Heuston station to the Dublin docklands, providing a tourist attraction along the River Liffey.The company he set up to manage the project, the Liffey Cable Car Company, originally submitted a proposal to build four towers along the river, two of which would have been 80m tall.This would have put the towers among the tallest structures in the country and about 20m taller than Liberty Hall. A concept image of what ‘Suas’ could look like Source: VimeoThe towers would have been used to suspend the cable cars in the air and run them along the length of the river. The cars would each hold 25 people and passengers would pay €15 for a one-way, 20-minute trip.Boland would later tell the Herald that the objective of the project, which was dubbed ‘Suas’, was “to create a Dublin icon along the lines of the London Eye or the Eiffel Tower”.“We’re not looking to compete with tourism venues along the Liffey but work alongside existing tourism attractions and add something that enhances the route,” he said.When was it first suggested?2006.What happened?The project was first estimated to cost €90 million. Boland tried to get it fast-tracked by asking An Bord Pleanála to rule that Suas could qualify as strategic infrastructure.Planning permission could not be submitted without approval from the council as the supports for the cable car would be located on public property.However if An Bord Pleanála had ruled that the development was strategic infrastructure, it would have bypassed many normal planning rules. The planning board ruled against Boland in 2007. The River Liffey Source: infomatiqueIn 2008 it was reported that Boland wanted to make a presentation on the project to Dublin City Council’s environment special policy committee.The Herald later reported that Boland had the “sizeable amount of money necessary for the project already in place” and was looking for support from council officials.Suas was floated again in 2014, when it was debated by Dublin city councillors. Labour councillor Dermot Lacey proposed the motion, saying that it was an idea “worth pursuing”.What’s the latest?Suas seems to have dropped off the radar after the flurry of media reports in 2014, and there has been virtually no mention of it in the press since then.Some officials are thought to be cool on the scheme and the potential impact it would have on Dublin’s skyline.When Fora contacted Boland, he maintained he was still hoping to submit a planning application for the project.“We fully accept that the Suas project will have an impact on the Dublin skyline,” he said.“We would argue that it will have a positive impact, but we are anxious that our application for planning permission should go forward to Dublin City Council.”However, Dublin City Council told Fora that the organisation “has not given approval for its lands to be included in any application”.“No planning application from any party has been submitted,” a spokesman confirmed.For his part, Dublin councillor Lacey said that he has not heard of any progress on Suas, but that he would still be in favour of more discussion of the idea.“My own view is that they should be able to proceed with planning. The city council regularly allows applicants to put city land in planning bids without saying that they will support the project.“I always said that I may oppose the project in the end, but they should at least be able to apply. I wanted a debate to take place. My concern is that people won’t bring forward imaginative ideas in the future if they’re shot down at the first planning hurdle.”Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie Image: Vimeo Take me to Fora Short URL Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 7:40 AMlast_img read more

Mauro Ranallo takes subtle jab at WWE during MMA commentary return

first_imgFacebook Michael Strahan Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBellator Broadcast Team Adds Jay GlazerVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:50/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 12.18%0:01Remaining Time -0:49 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list April 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm Be like Jesse Ventura Mauro, tell it like it is! Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE to honor Hall of Famer in Japan this Friday; Bruce Prichard rushed home for oral surgery Now Playing Up Next Colby Levon Hughey TheCyberZon Videos Articles Google+ April 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm Adam Martin April 17, 2017 at 2:04 pm WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix joins the NXT commentary team at latest TV tapings Brexit: Tschechische Brauer sorgen sich Odell Beckham Can’t Wear His 250 Grand Watch On The Field Anymore As reported on earlier this weekend, Mauro Ranallo made his return to MMA commentary this past weekend in Japan for RIZIN along with Frank Shamrock.While Ranallo has been active on Twitter in the last few days making various comments that appeared to relate to WWE, it was very apparent that Ranallo took a subtle jab at WWE and terms to not be used within the company on commentary.YouTube channel “Heel By Nature” posted this video clip below (beginning at the 1:05 mark) of Ranallo taking an obvious jab regarding the term “professional wrestler.” Brexit: Budweiser frchtet Verluste TheCyberZon JFJ 7 COMMENTScenter_img You are correct. It was Frank Shamrock. Now Playing Up Next Twitter Pinterest Mauro Ranallo and WWE agree to new contract, NXT star undergoes knee surgery JFJ Now Playing Up Next April 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm My apologizes. Fixed. Comments are closed. April 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm Now Playing Up Next April 21, 2017 at 8:09 am April 21, 2017 at 8:11 am It’s just a matter of time before Stamford sends out the bots to smear Mauro Ranallo’s all over the internet. WhatsApp Julian Edelman Launches Youtube Channel Now Playing Up Next And even though he’s 100x tougher than Just a Bullying Loudmouth, I’m sure Frank Shamrock was much more professional & civil. That’s because Shamrock is an adult unlike Vince’s over-aged, pet frat boy. Bellator Broadcast Team Adds Jay Glazer They won’t do that. This is because if those bots can be traced back to a WWE owned IP address, they’re setting themselves up for a libel lawsuit. Was it Ken Shamrock? I thought it was Frank Shamrock?last_img read more

Body found floating near Shelter Island Yacht Club

first_img July 6, 2019 Posted: July 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Body found floating near Shelter Island Yacht Club KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man’s body was pulled out of the water near a yacht club on Shelter Island today, the San Diego Harbor Patrol said.At about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, a passerby near the Silvergate Yacht Club spotted a body floating in the water and called the harbor patrol.San Diego police were alerted and a diver removed the body of an older adult male from the water. A medical examiner arrived to take over the investigation into the man’s death.No foul play is suspected, said Harbor Patrol Lt. Jensen Brian. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Driver Arrested Following High Speed Chase Down Holt Lamplight

first_imgWhile on Holt Lamplight we reached speeds of over 100 mph, and again traveling in the opposite lane of travel. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers observed a vehicle traveling at high rate of speed on the Kenai Spur Highway, on April 3, around 5:10am. According to an online Trooper dispatch released on April 7, the driver Trevor Hallstead turned onto Holt Lamplight it drove into the opposite lane of travel and a turn signal was not activated, at that time AST patrol activated emergency equipment and the vehicle sped up.center_img Hallstead was arrested and charged with felony elude, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and no insurance.last_img read more

Rep Young named chairman emeritus loses power of the gavel

first_imgAlaska Rep. Don Young. Photo: Liz Ruskin.For most of the past 20 years, Alaska Congressman Don Young has been either a committee or subcommittee chairman. But now he wields no gavel.Listen nowSpokesman Matt Shuckerow said Young reached the end of a six-year term as chairman of the subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.“House and Senate Republicans instituted a term-limit on committee chairmanship or leadership roles in 1994. And so that’s kind of the nature of where we’re at,” Shuckerow said.Young will continue to be a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the Natural Resources Committee, two panels he used to chair. In addition, Shuckerow said Young has been named “Chairman emeritus” of the Resources Committee. That’s a special title created for Young, and Shuckerow said it means he can participate in any of the subcommittees.“He certainly looks forward to all the opportunities, and certainly feels like he can be even a more powerful voice for Alaska by being able to serve on all those five subcommittees,” Shuckerow said. “You know, it’s a unique role.”Shuckerow said the appointment will allow Young to play a lead role in renewing the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the law governing fisheries management. The spokesman said he didn’t know if Young sought a chairmanship this term or whether he would vie for one in the future.Young became chairman of the Resources Committee in 1995. When term limits forced him to give up that gavel in 2001, he became Transportation chairman for six years. In 2011 he came chairman of Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, a subcommittee of the Resources panel.last_img read more

Over 80 candidates challenge cancellation of nomination

first_imgElection CommissionMore than 80 aggrieved canddiates on Monday submitted petitions to the election commission challenging the cancellation of their nomination by returning officers during Sunday’s scrutiny, reports UNB.BNP aspirants Mir Mohammad Nasiruddin (from Chattogram-5), Golam Maula Rony (Patuakhali-3), Khandaker Abu Ashfaq (Dhaka-1) and Abdul Wadud Bhuiyan (Khagrachhari), Gano Forum aspirant Reza Kibira (Habiganj-1) and independent candidate Hero Alam (Bogura-4) were among those who filed the petitions.A total of 82 applications were submitted with the EC on the first day. Of the petitions, 81 were filed against the rejection of nomination papers, while one was against the acceptance of nomination paper, according to the EC file.The EC, which also has the appellate jurisdiction, will receive applications on Tuesday and Wednesday as well.Besides, independent aspirant Imran H Sarkar (Kurigram-4), whose nomination paper was rejected, came to the EC secretariat to know the procedure of the appeal submission.While talking to reporters at his office, EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmad said the rejected candidates will be able to appeal with election commission.”Even if any aspirant is not happy here (with the decisions of the EC), he/she can also go to court,” he added.During the scrutiny on Sunday, returning officers rejected a total of 786 nomination papers and accepted 2,279 submitted in the country’s 300 constituencies to contest the 11th national election scheduled for 30 December.Only aggrieved candidates or the banks concerned can file appeals with the EC by 5 pm on Wednesday (5 December) challenging the decisions of the returning officers over nomination papers.An aspirant or an authorised person can submit the petition addressing the EC secretary.Seven copies of each application, including the main one, will have to be submitted.The EC will dispose of the appeals by 8 December following hearings to be held at the EC Secretariat on 6-8 December.The last date for the withdrawal of candidature is 9 December, while the election symbols will be allocated among candidates on 10 December.Immediately after having the electoral symbol allocated, the candidates will be allowed to conduct campaign to woo voters in the 30 December parliamentary elections.last_img read more

The Mega Man X Legacy Collection is Another Excellent Capcom Anthology

first_img I’m a huge fan of the original Mega Man series. Even though they kick my ass all day every day, I just love playing those classic games. While I have a deep admiration for old-school Mega Man, I’ve actually never played any of the Mega Man X titles. It’s something I’ve never gotten around to. Thankfully, Capcom has just released Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 to help me fill that particular gap in my gaming knowledge. Like previous legacy collections, this is another fine anthology for fans of the originals and for newbies like myself.Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 contains two compilations. The first collection has Mega Man X1 through X4, while the second has X5 through X8. The first three games originally released on Super Nintendo. X4 through X6 came out for PlayStation (X4 also on Saturn), while X7 and X8 were PS2 titles. Like previous Mega Man Legacy games, each title is optimized to run on modern televisions. They also have a variety of options and modes that make the old titles feel fresh. Other Mega Man X collections exist, but this is by far the most comprehensive and mode-heavy iteration yet.For those who may not know, Mega Man X represents the “new generation” of Mega Man titles. As great as the NES Mega Man games were, they ran their course after six consecutive entries. The original Mega Man X breathed life into the franchise and gave birth to an entirely new fandom. It took everything that made Mega Man a classic and updated it for the (then) modern era. The SNES generation saw many fantastic updates to classic NES titles and Mega Man X was certainly among them. Even now, the series is still held in high regard by many gamers.As a first-timer to the series, all of the updates introduced in Mega Man X blew me away. The graphical upgrades were obvious, but what really stood out were the controls. X is a more agile character than Mega Man. He can climb walls, dash, and even duck in certain games. The android also gains new abilities and upgrades which make him more durable and change his physical appearance. These changes to the character’s mechanics fundamentally alter the gameplay. Mega Man X is decidedly more action-heavy. Sure, there is still a fair amount of platforming and exploration to be found. But for the mostly, these games are about running and gunning. It’s not something I expect from Mega Man titles but the focus on action certainly distinguishes this series from the one which spawned it.Each collection has a nice amount of special features, options, and modes not found in the originals. They are similar to previous legacy collections in many ways. The additional options and modes help enhance the games and also give players insight into their histories. They are a feast of interesting Mega Man X trivia and lore.Players can set the picture size to the games’ original 4:3 aspect ratio or stretch them to 16:9. The old aspect ratios leave empty space on the sides which players can cover up with a variety of different wallpapers. There are two filter options for the in-game graphics. The first one cleans up the pixels and makes them smooth. The other option adds a CRT filter to give the games more of a retro look. You also have the option of completely turning off all filters. When it comes to retro titles, I always turn on the CRT filter if it’s available. However, I have to say I preferred the smooth filter for this collection. The futuristic robots and backgrounds just look nicer with cleaned up pixels. Overall, the games in the collection look absolutely great despite their age.The Museum contains a great deal of Mega Man X-related content. In Gallery, you can check out a whole slew of artwork from each game. This includes both promotional art and concept sketches. Product Gallery focuses purely on promotional items like action figures, cards, apparel, soundtracks, books, and more. You can also listen to tracks and check out trailers for each game. There’s even a 25-minute animated feature called “The Day of Σ” which sets up the events of Mega Man X. You can easily spend hours perusing through everything in the Museum.Players also have the option to play the original Japanese versions of each game. Fundamentally, there are no major differences between the two versions other than words being in Japanese and Mega Man X being called Rockman X. Truth be told, playing in Japanese doesn’t make much sense for English-speaking players. It’s just a nice addition for those who want to experience the games in their original form.One of the coolest modes in each collection is X Challenge. Here, you face off against two Maverick bosses at once. The game doesn’t just toss random bosses at players either. Each fight pits users against themed enemies. In one fight, players may tackle two ice-based foes, while in another, the enemies may use fire. There’s even a loose story explaining why X is fighting two bosses simultaneously.What’s interesting about X Challenge is how it mixes and matches Mavericks from different games. For example, you will face Mega Man X’s Chill Penguin and Mega Man X4’s Frost Walrus at the same time. The mode actually warns you of spoilers before you start in case it is your first time fighting one of the Mavericks. You also get to choose your loadout before starting. Since there are three separate matches, you must choose your loadout wisely. Otherwise, you will not survive the mode’s three rounds. This is by far one of the best modes in the collection and one fans of the originals will surely love.Though Mega Man X games aren’t nearly as difficult as those of the main series, they’re still very challenging (especially the SNES entries). Players looking for an easier time can turn on Rookie Hunter Mode. With this option enabled, X only takes half damage. In later games, X will not die when falling into bottomless pits or landing on spikes. Enabling this option certain takes away some frustration but it isn’t exactly implemented well in each title.I noticed that in Mega Man X, Rookie Hunter Mode doesn’t do much. X does take less damage but even normal attacks still take a good amount of energy. In every game after the first, X receives next to no damage with the mode enabled. For example, in games like X2, I didn’t start to lose health until I got to the boss. Even then, the damage taken was minimal. The copy I played is pre-release so hopefully, a future patch will balance the damage properties. Of course, you can always disable the mode and not deal with this sort of inconsistency. However, I personally want to see the mode fixed since a similar mode in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 did a nice job or lessening damage while still giving players a challenge.The only major complaint I have with this collection is the save system. Or rather, the lack of a proper one. In Mega Man Legacy Collection 1, you can save anywhere at any time. In the second installment, the game auto-saves at the beginning and middle of each stage as well as before a boss fight. Things are quite different here. Instead of giving players the option to save freely, they are at the mercy of each game’s individual save systems.For the SNES games, you can save after each boss fight. You can also save whenever you decide to revisit a level to search for power-ups and upgrades. This means you don’t have to jot down passwords. While that’s all well and good, things get frustrating when playing through Sigma’s fortress levels. You can save in-between each of these final boss levels. Unfortunately, if you lose all of your lives or restart the game you’ll have to go back to the beginning of the fortress. Having to repeat sections of the fortress you’ve already cleared is not fun. I don’t care if it is more “challenging” or true to the originals. It’s annoying.I understand the Sigma fortresses are basically massive gauntlets meant to test players. However, I don’t get why there isn’t an auto-save function in-between fortress stages. This option existed for the second Mega Man Legacy Collection, after all. Why not give players the option to turn auto-saves on and off? Perhaps it’s a technical issue since each game in the compilation runs on a different engine? I’m not sure. Hopefully, this is just an oversight on Capcom’s part and the company will eventually add an auto-save option after launch.Now to answer the inevitable question: which compilation is better? The answer to that is simple: the first one. The SNES entries (X1–X3) are fantastic, as is the Sega Saturn/PlayStation game (X4). Each is a masterclass of level design, action-focused gameplay, and sprite-based animations. The quality dips slightly with each subsequent entry, but not by much. Mega Man X is easily the best game here. Despite experiencing the series for the first time, it was easy for me to see why folks love the first few games in the series so much. Playing them now makes me wish I had played them back in the day. They’re incredible.Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the titles in the second collection. These are among some of the worst games I have ever played. X5 isn’t overly terrible but it definitely lacks when compared to its predecessors. Its graphics, which blend 2D sprites and pre-rendered GC, just don’t look right. X6 is a trainwreck on every conceivable level. With the exception of its music, it has no redeeming qualities. It’s a chore to play through. X7 is a fully polygonal 3D game with frustrating controls and confusing level design. X8 somewhat restores the series to its former glory by bringing back 2D gameplay (albeit with polygonal graphics). Outside of purists and completionists, this particular compilation is almost worth skipping entirely.The original Mega Man games had a very thin story at best. Despite the plot centering on robots taking over or trying to destroy the world, it was decidedly light-hearted. That isn’t the case with the Mega Man X games. Though the plot is similar, it is definitely darker in tone. It’s not “edgy” or whatever, but it is more mature. In doing my research for this review, I found that many fans have a deep appreciation for the lore behind the franchise. I can’t say I share those feelings.Like the classic series, the first Mega Man X game gives you a bare thread of a plot. It is more concerned with tossing you into the action as quickly as possible. As the games continue, the story becomes more involved and convoluted. You’ll have to suffer through long intros before the games officially start. The titles in the second compilation are the biggest offenders of this. Not only are cutscenes overly long, but there’s also a ton of talking during the actual games. This kills a lot of the momentum. That’s a bad thing considering how this series is all about fast-paced action. Also, some of the voice acting (i.e. all of it) is just plain atrocious.Truth be told, I skipped over cutscenes as much as I could. Perhaps it is because I’m an old-school Mega Man fan, but I am not playing these games for a story. I just want to explore the levels, shoot robots, and face entertaining bosses. I’m usually a lore-hound, but for these games I just wanted things to move along. Having to constantly press X to bypass dialogue got extremely tedious. If you like the story behind Mega Man X, then that’s great. Me? I’ll pass.While the Mega Man X series isn’t as consistently good as the core Mega Man franchise, the first four games are truly phenomenal. They are among the very best action/platforming titles ever released. Even the lackluster latter entries cannot undo the excellence of the first four games. While I am not happy with its save system, I am overall pleased with Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2. I’m glad to have finally played these games after all these years. I’m still more fond of the original Blue Bomber, but I have room in my heart for X, Zero, and the rest of this franchise’s characters. I look forward to sinking many hours into the first four games this summer, that’s for sure.Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 is available now on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One. ‘God Eater 3’ on Switch Brings Franchise Back to Its Roots‘Devil May Cry 5’s’ Kylo Ren Mod Is Angst Overload Stay on targetlast_img read more