Sarri: I have never seen Benitez play five at the back

first_imgMaurizio Sarri conceded he was surprised by Rafael Benitez’s tactics after Chelsea claimed a 2-1 Premier League win at Newcastle United.Sarri’s men maintained their 100 per cent start to the season in controversial fashion, a contentious Eden Hazard penalty awarded after a Fabian Schar challenge on Marcos Alonso – in which the Switzerland international seemed to make contact with the ball – giving them the lead.That gave Chelsea a helping hand after 76 minutes of frustration, the Blues having until then failed to break down a Newcastle side set up to soak up pressure. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Newcastle responded seven minutes later, Joselu heading in a cross from DeAndre Yedlin, who appeared to elbow Olivier Giroud in the build-up.Yet Yedlin handed Chelsea the points as he turned Alonso’s first-time effort into his own net, and Sarri was able to reflect on a hard-earned win.”The match has been very difficult, they were so compact it was impossible to have spaces, so it was really difficult,” he told Sky Sports. “It was better in the second half, but a very difficult game.”I have never seen Benitez in Italy with five defenders, so at the beginning I was really surprised.”Three games.Three wins! #NEWCHE pic.twitter.com/UaSrY1Cer1— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 26, 2018Sarri’s post-match media conference saw him quizzed on both key decisions, but the Italian insisted he was not in a position to have a definitive opinion on either incident.Asked if he was angry at the apparent elbow from Yedlin, Sarri said: “No, I thought only it was the first time of our opponent in our box, it is impossible, was a bit unlucky, but I don’t know if it was an elbow or not. I was far [away].”On Chelsea’s penalty, he added: “It is the same, I saw from far. The benches are on the line of the half, so for me it was really difficult for me to say if it was a penalty, the same for the action on the other side.”I was about 50 or 60 metres [away], I am not able to say. I am not a referee and I don’t want to be a referee ever.”Hazard’s goal highlighted an impressive performance on his first start since returning from the World Cup, but Sarri did not intend to have him play the full game.”I think he played very well. Maybe it would have been better for him in this moment to play 70 or 75 minutes, but after the first goal [Mateo] Kovacic asked me to make the substitution,” Sarri explained.”So it was the preferred [option], so it was impossible for him to rest.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Perth pitch by no means average: Sachin Tendulkar seconds Shane Warne, Mitchell Johnson

first_imgBatting great Sachin Tendulkar has begged to differ with International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rating of the pitch at the Perth Stadium that made its Test debut during the second Test between India and Australia.While the apex body of international cricket rated the pitch as average based on match referee Ranjan Madugalle’s observations during the Test which Australia won by 146 runs.Sachin Tendulkar though insisted that wickets like the one that was used in Perth are needed in order to revive Test cricket. The India great, who scored six centuries in Australia during his 25-year-long career, also pointed out that the pitch had something for both the batsmen and the bowlers and was by no means average.”Pitches play a crucial role, especially in Test cricket. In order to revive Test cricket and generate excitement, we need to provide more pitches like the one at Perth, where the skills of batsmen and bowlers are truly TESTed. This pitch was by no means “Average”,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter on Sunday.Pitches play a crucial role, especially in Test cricket. In order to revive Test cricket and generate excitement, we need to provide more pitches like the one at Perth, where the skills of batsmen and bowlers are truly TESTed. This pitch was by no means Average.Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 23, 2018The ICC’s decision to rate the Perth “ordinary” pitch kicked up a storm as former cricketers Michael Vaughan, Shane Warne, and Mitchell Johnson disagreed with the cricket body.Johnson was even involved in a social media exchange with former India batsman Aakash Chopra, who seemingly backed the ICC’s rating.”Nothing wrong with it. It was exciting to watch a contest between bat and ball for a change and not these dull flat tracks being served up constantly. I’d actually be interested in knowing what a good pitch is? Hope for another exciting test at the MCG,” Johnson wrote.Shane Warne called the rating “ridiculous” and pointed out that good players got runs on the Perth pitch during the second Test.”Someone has to be accountable for this terrible decision & everyone needs to know who that is! Because they are wrong – as it was a wonderful cricket pitch & a great contest between bat & ball, plus the good players got runs – the rest struggled! Ridiculous…..”advertisementSomeone has to be accountable for this terrible decision & everyone needs to know who that is ! Because they are wrong – as it was a wonderful cricket pitch & a great contest between bat & ball, plus the good players got runs – the rest struggled ! Ridiculous….. https://t.co/iAdcFOtq0oShane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 22, 2018The Perth pitch saw some uneven bounce right from the first day wherein India’s part-time spinner Hanuma Vihari dismissed a well set Marcus Harris that kicked up from a good length. Mohammed Shami was getting steep bounce from the wicket during Australia’s second innings in which Aaron Finch injured his finger.All eyes will now be on Melbourne, which will be hosting the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia from December 26. Notably, the wicket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was rated “poor” the last time the iconic venue hosted a Test – the Ashes Test last year.last_img read more

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM SET FOR TUESDAY

first_imgTHE SIX CANDIDATES HOPING TO BE ELECTED TO ONE OF FOUR OPEN SEATS ON THE SIOUX CITY SCHOOL BOARD WILL TAKE PART IN A PUBLIC FORUM TUESDAY EVENING IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT CITY HALL.JULIE ALBERT, SHAUN BROYHILL, TAYLOR GOODVIN, DAN GREENWELL, MIYUKI NELSON AND MONIQUE SCARLETT ARE THE CANDIDATES WHO WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM A PANEL AND THEN TAKE QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC.KSCJ NEWS DIRECTOR WOODY GOTTBURG WILL BE ONE OF THE PANELISTS ASKING THE CANDIDATES QUESTIONS.THE FORUM IS SPONSORED BY THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SIOUX CITY AND BEGINS AT 7PM ON THE 5TH FLOOR OF CITY HALL.last_img read more

KNOP Snags Tanker Couple

first_imgKNOT Offshore Partners LP (KNOP) has entered into agreements to purchase from Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS all of the ownership interests in the companies that own and operate the shuttle tankers Hilda Knutsen and Torill Knutsen.The purchase price of the Hilda Knutsen is $166m, net of $109.6m of outstanding indebtedness related to the vessel. The purchase price of the Torill Knutsen is $169m, net of $112.1m of outstanding indebtedness related to the vessel.KNOP expects to fund the cash portion of the purchase prices by issuing equity.The Hilda Knutsen and the Torill Knutsen are operating in the North Sea under time charters with Eni Trading & Shipping S.p.A. (Eni).The Hilda and Torill Charters commenced upon delivery of the Hilda Knutsen and the Torill Knutsen in the third quarter of 2013, and each will terminate five years after delivery.Eni has options to extend each of the charters for up to five one-year periods. In the case of the Torill Charter, Eni has the option, at any time before May 31, 2016, to extend the charter term to ten years in exchange for a reduction in the hire rate.KNOP owns, operates and acquires shuttle tankers under long-term charters in the offshore oil production regions of the North Sea and Brazil.The partnership is structured as a master limited partnership.last_img read more

Kenyan census campaign wins UN public relations award

A media relations campaign which sparked widespread participation in Kenya’s 2009 population census has been chosen for the 2010 United Nations Grand Award for outstanding achievement in public relations. The award was presented today at a ceremony today in London by Afsane Bassir-Pour, Director of the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) as part of the 2010 International Public Relations Association (IPRA) Golden World Awards. The winning campaign, “Nipo Natambulika” or “Count Me In,” was commissioned by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and developed by Apex Communications Limited (ACL). It was designed to present the Census as an important national exercise, and assuage concerns about how information would be used, especially on the matter of ethnicity. As a result of the campaign, 98 per cent of Kenya’s 12 million households participated in the survey, the highest rate since independence in 1963. The campaign engaged faith-based organizations, particularly Christian and Muslim groups. A major thread running through the campaign, which aided in its success in presenting the Census as unifying national force, was its logo. Three design elements represented a household: black for the man; green for the woman, and red for the child, all reaching out to be counted as Kenyans. The annual award is jointly sponsored by the UN Department of Public Information and IPRA, a professional organization for senior international PR executives. The UN Award was established in 1990 to recognize excellence in campaigns that address priority issues before the world Organization. 5 November 2010A media relations campaign which sparked widespread participation in Kenya’s 2009 population census has been chosen for the 2010 United Nations Grand Award for outstanding achievement in public relations. read more

Gildan Activewear Inc gets Q4 sales bump from Tshirt sales reports US676

MONTREAL — Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX:GIL) says a 20 per cent increase in Gildan-branded underwear sales and even bigger growth at its printwear segment helped the clothing manufacturer to a US$67.6 million profit in its fourth quarter.Overall sales were up 39.2 per cent to US$543.8 million, from US$390.6 million a year earlier, and above the company’s estimate — mainly due to unexpectedly high sales of T-shirts made by its printwear segment.The printwear segment accounted for $284.9 million of sales, up from US$160.3 million in the previous year’s fourth quarter, which included a $48-million inventory devaluation that didn’t recur. Excluding the inventory markdown, printwear sales were up 37 per cent from the same time last year.Sales of the higher-margin branded apparel were US$258.9 million, up 12.4 per cent from US$230.3 million. The segment includes sales of Gildan underwear, which had been focus of an ad campaign featuring country singer Blake Shelton.Gildan Activewear downgraded ahead of Q2 earningsGildan Activewear hires new finance chief — for the second time this yearGildan’s net profit for the quarter ended Jan. 3 — reported in U.S. currency — was equal to 28 cents per share, and also 28 cents after adjustments.In the year-earlier period, Gildan had an unusual quarterly net loss of $41.2 million, or 17 cents per share, and an adjusted loss of $37.6 million or 15 cents per share.For the coming year, Gildan is projecting between $1.50 and $1.60 per share of adjusted earnings per share — up from $1.46 last year and $1.14 the previous year. It’s estimating 12-month sales for the coming year will be above US$2.6 billion, compared with $2.57 billion for the year ended Jan. 3, 2016, and $2.3 billion a year earlier.The Montreal-based company — which has its manufacturing operations outside of Canada — says its quarterly dividend to shareholders will rise by 20 per cent to 7.8 U.S. cents per share payable April 4.It has also received approval to repurchase and cancel up to nearly 12.2 million common shares, about five per cent of the public float, over the coming year. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,587.98 up 69.06 points):Colossus Minerals Inc. (TSX:CSI). Miner. Up 1.5 cents, or 23.08 per cent, at eight cents on 3.84 million shares.BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down 42 cents, or 5.09 per cent, at $7.83 on 2.75 million shares. Co-founder Mike Lazaridis has cashed in $26 million worth of shares in the struggling smartphone company. The transaction, announced after markets closed Tuesday, dropped his stake with BlackBerry to five per cent.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Up eight cents, or 1.73 per cent, at $4.70 on 2.67 million shares.Sherritt International Corp. (TSX:S). Miner. Down 18 cents, or 4.64 per cent, at $3.70 on 2.09 million shares. The company said Tuesday it was selling its entire coal business in Canada to two separate buyers for a total of $946 million.Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT). Miner. Up 3.5 cents, or 10.14 per cent, at 38 cents on 1.98 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (919.03 up 15.82 points):Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV:LMR). Miner. Up 5.5 cents, or 91.67 per cent, at 11.5 cents on 7.67 million shares.Red Pine Exploration Inc. (TSXV:RPX). Miner. Up three cents, or 46.15 per cent, at 9.5 cents on 4.09 million shares. The company`s stock closed at its highest level in two years.Company reporting major news:Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Dairy processor. Down 14 cents or 0.29 per cent, at $48.26 on 88,486 shares. Saputo says it has received nearly 18 per cent of shares in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter, Australia’s oldest dairy producer, under its friendly takeover offer. That puts the Montreal-based company slightly ahead of its chief rival for the company, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Ltd. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 27, 2013 4:19 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

UN expert urges Moldova to introduce multilingual education bolster unity among ethnic

“Diversity should be valued as an important asset and strength of the Republic of Moldova,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, at the end of her first official visit to the country.Noting Moldova’s complex ethnic, religious and linguistic make-up, where numerous minority groups with multi-layered ethnic, religious and linguistic identities peacefully coexist, she urged measures to minimize the politicization of the use of languages which often leads to polarization and might threaten peaceful coexistence if not resolved.The expert encouraged the Government to guarantee quality education in both mother tongue and the State language (Moldovan/Romanian), calling for the introduction of multilingual education methodologies and multilingual classrooms.During her 10-day mission, Ms. Izsák-Ndiaye visited Chisinau, the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia, Balti, Edinet, Hincauti, Orhei, Otaci, Schinoasa, Soroca, Taraclia, and the Transnistrian region.Ms. Izsák-Ndiaye commended the creation of a working group of members of the Moldovan Parliament and the Gagauzian Peoples’ Assembly to discuss matters of common concerns.The expert also visited Roma communities in different localities, including Soroca, Otaci, Schinoasa and Chetrosu. “Economic, social and political marginalization of Roma, as well as instances of discrimination and xenophobia against Roma communities were reported by Roma representatives,” she said.“Identity documents are often lacking, drop-out rates among Roma students are significantly high, and Roma representatives expressed their concern that Roma are largely absent from decision-making processes and in public life, both at local and national levels,” she added.Ms. Izsák-Ndiaye will present a final mission report and recommendations to the Human Rights Council (HRC) in March 2017.Special Rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based HRC to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Humiliating job centres are failing young women

first_imgThe charity is concerned that job centres are driving young women away and alienating them from claiming the temporary financial support they need.Dr Carole Easton, Chief Executive of Young Women’s Trust, said: “Young women are more likely to be out of education, employment and training than young men.  They want to work and be financially independent but they aren’t getting the necessary support. It is clear from this report that job centres need to change.“Young Women’s Trust’s report offers solutions based on what we have found works. We are calling on the Department for Work and Pensions and Jobcentre Plus to learn from this and improve the advice and support they offer.”The charity also found that more needs to be done to support young women into work as more than half said they lack self-confidence generally while nearly 40 per cent said they are not confident applying for a new job.Around 62 per cent said they will not apply unless they feel they meet all the criteria, compared to 54 per cent of young men – while 85 per cent say they do not receive feedback when they do apply. Only 19 per cent of young women who visited a job centre in the last year said it helped them find a position, new research shows.The Young Women’s Trust surveyed more than 4,000 18-30 year olds, and found the vast majority were negative about their experiences.Almost half of the 358 who visited a Jobcentre Plus said it had not given them useful information about work and training opportunities.More than half described their time at the job centre as “humiliating” and 68 per cent said it was “stressful”. Twenty-one per cent said they were treated with no respect by centre staff. The charity has launched a ‘Work It Out’ service which provides free coaching and personalised advice on job applications in a way that empowers young women and fits around their lives. ‘Work It Out’ client Isis Mason said: “My coach was fully flexible and ever supportive of me. We’d arrange to talk after I had tucked my daughter into bed, and spend the evening focusing on me, my achievements, and where I wanted to go in life. She gave me practical ways to deal with anxiety and overcome issues that made me feel as though I wasn’t good enough.  By the time my coaching had come to an end, my confidence was fully restored… I secured part-time employment and had begun the process to apply for postgraduate study.”A Department for Work and Pensions spokesman said: “This report fails to recognise that there are more women in work than ever before – up by well over a million since 2010 with fewer than five per cent of all young women unemployed and not in full-time education.”Our jobcentre staff provide first rate support to thousands of people looking for work each day and our latest survey showed that over 85 per cent of women were happy with the help they received.”center_img 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.last_img read more

Becker Mining Systems expands in Australia through acquisition of the Vale Group

first_imgAs part of the Becker Group’s expansion strategy in Australia, Becker Mining Australia has acquired the Vale Group of companies. Vale comprises seven companies and provides engineering, mechanical, electrical and labour solutions. Dr Franz Becker, Chief Executive Officer of Becker Mining Systems: “Vale brings to the Becker group a range of new and complementary products and services, along with a wealth of experience and capabilities in their various operations”.Dr Becker signed the Agreement on July 1 with the Managing Director of the Vale Group, Gerard Cleary. “As part of the Becker group, Vale now have access to leading edge technologies, strong financial backing and a true global support network”, said Cleary who has now become the Business Development Manager for the Becker Vale company.The group of Vale companies will be consolidated in to two entities, Becker Vale and Vale Industrial. Both companies will have Phill O’Meley as the new Managing Director. Previously the General Manager, he re-iterated the benefits of the acquisition for the existing staff and for the future of the Vale businesses. “It’s an exciting time for Becker and Vale in Australia and our respective customers will soon see the tangible benefits”.Tony Napier, the Managing Director of Becker Mining Australia said “the combination of the Vale companies, with our existing Becker NCS subsidiary will significantly enhance Becker’ presence and capabilities in Australasia. It has been extremely pleasing to meet many of the Vale team and be so warmly welcomed, I look forward to working with Phill, Gerard and the team from Vale”.Becker Vale will continue with engineering, manufacturing and overhaul of both mechanical and electrical product lines. Becker’ products will be introduced to the Australian market and supported by Becker Vale. A strong labour hire unit (previously Vale Contracting) that focuses on the underground coal markets will also be integrated. Becker Vale aims to be a one stop shop for many electrical and mechanical solutions, from concept, engineering, fabrication, installation and after sales support.  Vale Industrial consolidates the labour hire and industrial aspects of the Vale group of companies and will focus on labour/maintenance, recruitment and professional placements. The head office of Becker Vale will continue to be at Moss Vale.Becker Mining Systems AG is a global provider of mine wide solutions and is one of the leading suppliers of underground infrastructure systems within the fields of energy distribution, automation, communication as well as transportation and roof support.last_img read more

Atari is demanding domain names from its own fan sites

first_imgIn recent years the name Atari hasn’t been at the forefront of video games development, but Atari the company seem to be trying to turn that around, albeit with updates and re-releases of some of its classic titles such as the recent Greatest Hits volumes on the Nintendo DS.In attempting to reinvigorate its brand, Atari have also decided to take action that leaves a bad taste in our mouths: targeting retro Atari development websites and demanding they hand over their domain names.One relatively high-profile take down has been that of Atari2600.org. It was a fan site and hobby development hub for Andrews Davey who has owned the domain for 11 years. It used to contain his own 2600 games, extensive tutorials of programming the 2600 hardware, as well as promoting the 2600 as a historical piece of hardware.Unfortunately, all that content has now disappeared due to Atari’s demands that Davey is using its trademark and has to remove his content as well as handing over ownership of the domain. Remember, this is a non-commercial site that was promoting Atari’s hardware, but that doesn’t seem to matter.The question is, why is Atari doing this now? The most obvious answer is Atari has a number of new releases planned from its existing catalogue of retro games on new platforms. It has therefore instructed lawyers to clean up the web of any Atari domain names it doesn’t own in anticipation. A similar targeting of sites offering emulators and game ROMs is also underway, but that’s more understandable from a copyright infringement viewpoint.Hopefully someone high up at Atari will review this action and realize the only thing it is achieving is to take some of the brand’s biggest fans offline. These are die-hard Atari geeks, and they are having years of work taken away by a threat from a brand they have supported through the most lean of times. There’s just something not right about that.My suggestion would be for Atari to instead work with these sites. Set them up as official Atari domains, keep all the content, and let the enthusiastic owners continue to promote what they love: Atari.Read more at 8-bit Rocket, via Game Politicslast_img read more

The Atari Arcade cabinet launches for iPad 100 games supported

first_imgIf you want to play up to 100 arcade classics on your iPad or iPad 2, then Atari has provided a great opportunity in the form of the Atari’s Greatest Hits app. You get Missile Command for free, and can then download up to 100 arcade titles for as little $15.That’s great on its own, but doesn’t give you the true arcade experience of buttons and a joystick. So Atari has also come up with a new peripheral called the Atari Arcade that turns your iPad or iPad 2 into an arcade cabinet.This is by no means a new idea as ThinkGeek have been shipping the iCADE accessory for $99.99, a product that actually started out life as an April Fools joke much like Canned Unicorn Meat. However, Atari’s version only costs $59.99 offering a $40 saving for effectively the same experience. That saving is likely realized as the Atari Arcade actually plugs into your tablet where as the iCADE used a Bluetooth connection.Your iPad or iPad 2 just slides into the Atari Arcade and offers up access to a joystick and four buttons–ample for the classic games it is compatible with. Atari believe using the cabinet controls instead of relying on the touchscreen offers an “accurate and speedy response.” We hope that’s the case as some of those games are very difficult if accuracy and timing can’t be easily controlled.The Atari Arcade has been developed in conjunction with Discovery Bay Games who have a range of Duo-branded accessories for iPad. It is available from today in Target, after which it will be available in Apple Stores and Toys R Us from November.last_img read more

La CNIL joue la prévention auprès des collégiens sur Internet et la

first_imgLa CNIL joue la prévention auprès des collégiens sur Internet et la vie privéeLa Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) fait le tour des collèges pour sensibiliser les élèves aux risques du web.Les réseaux sociaux et autres blogs ont considérablement modifié les habitudes des jeunes de 2010. Selon un rapport du Crédoc de juin dernier, “les jeunes entre 12 et 17 ans sont à 99% connectés à Internet”. A partir de ce constat, et des mauvaises surprises que le net peut réserver à ses utilisateurs, la CNIL a décidé de lancer une campagne de sensibilisation aux dangers auxquels les élèves sont soumis lorsqu’ils utilisent Facebook, Twitter ou autres sites de microblogging.À lire aussiL’effet terrible et inattendu de la 5G sur les insectesCette campagne fait suite à celle déjà effectuée auprès des élèves et enseignants du primaire. Elle consiste en l’envoi de documents aux professeurs d’histoire-géographie de 4e ainsi qu’aux CDI des établissements. Ces documents contiennent des outils afin de se prémunir contre des mauvaises surprises. “L’objectif est de rappeler aux jeunes que la vigilance s’impose”, explique la CNIL à l’AFP. “C’est bien avant de publier qu’il faut réfléchir, car une fois en ligne, il est difficile de supprimer les informations qui peuvent vous suivre toute votre vie”. Des fiches qui ont pour thèmes des sujets comme “Qu’est-ce qu’un ami sur un réseau social?”, “Partager ses photos” ou encore “Téléphone mobile, géolocalisation et publicité ciblée” sont également à leur disposition sur le site suivant : http://www.jeunes.cnil.fr/.  Un guide “informatique et libertés”, qui contient “les règles à respecter lors de la création de fichiers ou de dispositifs de surveillance tels que la biométrie dans les cantines scolaires ou la vidéosurveillance”, a également été envoyé aux chefs d’établissements des collèges et lycées. Le 5 janvier 2011 à 16:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Leffet QWERTY influence votre opinion sur les mots

first_imgL’effet QWERTY influence votre opinion sur les motsUne étude, publiée il y a quelques jours, semble montrer que les mots qui contiennent plus de lettres tapées avec la main droite ont une connotation plus positive. Taper sur un clavier peut s’avérer difficile pour vos mains. Mais il se pourrait que cela joue aussi avec votre perception des mots…L’étude de ce phénomène a été notamment étudié chez les utilisateurs d’un clavier QWERTY, soit ceux qui parlent anglais, néerlandais et espagnol.Les participants ont reçu comme consigne d’évaluer plus de 1.000 mots différents. Finalement, les mots tapés en grande partie à l’aide de la main droite ont reçu des notes plus positives que les autres. Menée par Kyle Jasmin et Daniel Casasanto, l’étude met en évidence le fait que sur un clavier QWERTY, le mot “pool” (piscine) est perçu comme plus positif que le mot “desert” (désert), situé sur le côté gauche, précise l’étude publiée dans le Psychonomic Bulletin and Review et relayée par le Scientific American.À priori, “l’effet QWERTY” serait à l’origine de cette observation. En effet, le clavier QWERTY a été créé afin de séparer les paires de lettres communes. Il est disposé de telle sorte que les lettres les plus fréquemment utilisées sont situées à droite quand les paires de caractères les plus difficiles à taper sont situés à gauche. Donc, parce que les mots sont plus souvent écrits avec la main droite, ils semblent ainsi plus faciles à écrire.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Et, apparemment, les mots tapés avec la main gauche ont une connotation plus négative, notamment ceux qui ont été inventés avec l’apparition du clavier QWERTY ou encore les faux mots, créés pour les besoins de l’étude.De tels résultats, semblent montrer l’émergence d’un modèle similaire dans les autres langues, et pas uniquement celles utilisant le clavier QWERTY. Cela semble suggérer que ce dernier est un moyen de mettre en forme l’opinion de son utilisateur sur les mots. Cette étude montre que l’utilisation généralisée des claviers pourrait bien introduire de nouveaux changements sémantiques au sein des langues.Alors, chers gauchers, si vous pensiez pouvoir tirer votre épingle du jeu, sachez que “l’effet QWERTY” est aussi valable pour vous. Selon l’étude, les mots tapés par la main droite sont les petits chouchous, même pour les gauchers. Le 13 mars 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

3story apartment complex proposed in VanMall

first_imgTwo three-story apartment buildings could be built in the VanMall neighborhood, according to a pre-application filed with the city of Vancouver.Called Haven Park Apartments, the buildings would both have 24 units and stand at 22,000 and 26,000 square feet, respectively. A garage and a storage structure would also be built.MAJ Development of Vancouver would oversee the construction at 7508 N.E. 45th St., the filings show. Jeffrey T. Krueger is listed as the property owner, according to county records.Portland-based firm Tiland-Schmidt Architects is attached to design the project.last_img read more

How Miss Money raised the bar for female rappers

first_imgMiss Money is unlike any female rapper that the industry has encountered. She is very different from Nicki Minaj or Iggy Azalea as she can hold her own in the hip-hop world and is not forced to rely on sex-appeal to sell records as for Miss Money, music comes first!Going through a rough childhood, Miss Money has developed an independent attitude. But according to the rapper, music truly liberates her. “It empowered me to overcome my early challenges in life and continue to inspire me to keep moving and help many in the process.” She also adds, “I continued to strive in this career to get the voice and message out through expression for those of the same background and as a way out of the poverty living lifestyle.”Miss Money who is an openly gay rapper, chooses herself to be seen as an equal to her peers in the industry. This has helped her overcome many obstacles that a female artist can meet, gaining the respect of her city. She is aware of her responsibilities as she adds, “I have something to prove especially repping the Burgh, Wiz paved the way, now it’s my turn.”Having signed a deal with Madison Music, Paris, in 2011 and collaborating with Big Ali, Miss Money has gone on to headline with some popular artists like Memphis Bleek and Wiz Khalifa. But Miss Money’s breakout hit song ‘On the Nephs’ has gained real momentum and led her to international success, adding the Hill District lexicon to the wider culture.Recently, Miss Money has recorded a new single with Boosie Badazz, tipped for release in summer 2019. With this, Miss Money is surely on a path that other female rappers haven’t endeavoured.IBT does not endorse any of the above contentlast_img read more

Driver detained for Brac University student death

first_imgFahmida Haque LabannyaThe covered van driver, who crashed Brac University student Fahmida Haque Labannya under wheel, has been detained by police from Savar on Saturday.The detainee is being brought to Dhaka where he will be interrogated, Biplob Kumar Sarker, deputy commissioner for Tejgaon zone of Dhaka Metropolitan Police confirmed Prothom Alo.  Fahmida Haque Labannya, 21, a 3rd year student of Computer Science and Engineering department of the university, was killed on Thursday when the covered van hit the ridesharing motorcycle she was riding in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.Meanwhile, the students of Brac University staged a human chain in Mohakhali area on Saturday morning and demanded exemplary punishment of the driver.last_img read more

Google Paints Street View Red With Annual Christmas Island Crab Migration

first_imgStay on target Crabs for Christmas? Google Street View joins more than 45 million crustaceans for their annual trip from forest to sea on Christmas Island.Not to be confused with the North Pole, Christmas Island is a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean—where endemic red crabs have begun their year-end migration.Emerging from the shelter of local forests, where they spend most of the year, the divining arthropods march to sea to mate near coastal waters.“These bright red residents wait patiently for a precise alignment of the rains, moon cycle, and tides to commence their journey,” according to Christmas Island crab advocate Camilla Ibrahim.Christmas Island’s 45 million red crabs far exceed the 2,000 human residents (via Google)And you can follow along.Parks Australia’s Alasdair Grigg is carrying the Street View Trekker—a special camera-equipped backpack—along the migration route, collecting imagery of the crab-tivating process.Breeding typically requires at least a week, with male crabs arriving before the females (probably to factor in getting lost at least six times, amirite?) (Actually, they need time to dig up romantic little retreats.) After copulation, the males are quick to return to the forest, leaving their counterparts to do the hatching.The whole thing ends only once the highest density of crabs lay their eggs in the sand—a finale forecasted for Wednesday, Dec. 13.Keep an eye out for upcoming imagery from the 2017 breeding (via Google)“The volume of red crabs presents unprecedented conditions for the Street View image capture,” Ibrahim, communications and public affairs manager at Google Australia & New Zealand, wrote in a blog post. “As crabs crown the roads, boardwalks, and beaches, each step must be taken with care.”Christmas Island’s 2,000 human residents are far outpaced by its shellfish community.“Fortunately, crabs have right of way on Christmas Island, and Parks Australia has built walls and fencing along roads to direct the crossers to safety,” Ibrahim added.Keep an eye out for imagery from this collection on Google Street View in early 2018. Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantLGBTQ+ Video Creators Sue YouTube, Google center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Dont ever compare KD to LeBron if the Warriors lose Game 7

first_imgAlso:– 3 ways LeBron has passed MJ– Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrong Guests:Jason Terry – Bucks Guard and NBA World Champion joins the show to discuss LeBron’s future; Warriors/Rockets Game 7; and if the Cavs would have a chance against a Chris Paul-less Rockets.Doug Gottlieb – Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show and the All Ball Podcast is in-studio talking conference Finals Game 7’s and if Cleveland would have a shot to beat the Rockets minus Chris Paul.Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio pumping the breaks on LeBron’s Game 7 performance; if KD should get a pass for disappearing late in WCF games; and why Brad Stevens should be taking blame for the Celtics Game 7 performance. Don’t ever compare KD to LeBron if the Warriors lose Game 7 to HoustonWhile LeBron has been adding to his playoff legend with mythic performances and clutch shots this offseason, Kevin Durant has been all but invisible late in the fourth quarter of two close Western Conference Finals losses to Houston. All while surrounded by a supporting cast of all stars.Despite the growing contingent of media and fans claiming that Durant had surpassed LeBron as the best overall player in the NBA following Golden State’s Finals win over Cleveland, James’ legendary playoff run has shown KD is still a distant second to The King. If the Warriors lose Game 7 tonight, and Durant continues to be invisible late in the game, Colin doesn’t ever want to hear KD’s name uttered in the same sentence as LeBron, ever again.center_img LeBron “The Emperor” JamesLeBron has continued to build his legend by putting the Cavs franchise on his back and carrying them to his 8th straight NBA Finals appearance. Despite having a supporting cast of throwaways, James continues to dominate the Eastern Conference, and it’s usual suspects.While James has been known as The King throughout his career, Colin thinks he’s more like an emperor, because he owns all the territories in the Eastern Conference. A King only has his kingdom, but an emperor rules over an empire. LeBron is the latter.last_img read more