India thrashes Sri Lanka in 1st Test

first_imgcricket COMMENTS india-lanka-cricket   –  REUTERS SHARE null A vastly superior India today outclassed an injury-ravaged and out-of-sorts Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the opening Test to bury the ghosts of a humilating loss at the same venue, exactly two years ago.India lead the three-match series 1-0.This was India’s biggest overseas win (in terms of runs) surpassing 279 run-victory against England at Leeds in 1986.For Sri Lanka, it was their biggest defeat (in terms of runs), surpassing their 301-run loss against Pakistan in 1994.A gigantic victory target of 550 was out of question for the hosts but they fizzled out in the final session of the fourth day to finish on 245 in 76.5 overs — their innings terminated with injured skipper Rangana Herath and Asela Gunaratne ruled out.This was after India captain Virat Kohli struck his 17th Test hundred with India declaring their second innings at 240 for three.The Sri Lankans, especially their opener Dimuth Karunaratne (97) batted gutsily for the first two sessions reaching 192 for 4 at tea.However Ravichandran Ashwin (3/65 in 27 overs) ran through the middle-order. Once Karunaratne was dismissed trying to play paddle sweep, it was all over for the islanders.After the tea break, India made short work of proceedings. The breakthrough was achieved in the fifth over after the break. Niroshan Dickwella (67) top-edged off Ashwin with Wriddhiman Saha collecting an easy catch.Dilruwan Perera (21 no) added 23 runs for the sixth wicket with Karunaratne. The Lankan resistance ended for all- purpose when the latter was bowled off Ashwin, dragging a sweep back onto his stumps. Overall, he faced 208 balls and hit 9 fours.Two balls later, Virat Kohli took a great catch at leg slip and accounted for Nuwan Pradeep (0) as well. The end came swiftly when Lahiru Kumara (0) skied off Ravindra Jadeja (3/71).Herath and Gunaratne were unable to bat owing to on-field injuries. Umesh Yadav (1/42) and Mohammed Shami (1/43) took a wicket apiece at the start of the innings.In post-lunch, Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis (36) continued their partnership for the third wicket. The two batsmen looked to play for time and cut out any aggressive strokes. They did capitalise on run-scoring opportunities, as this atypical Galle pitch didn’t provide much support to the Indian spinners. In all, they put on 79 runs.Karunaratne scored his 12th Test half-century off 81 balls. Overall, he faced 166 deliveries and hit 9 fours. In doing so, he brought up Sri Lanka’s 100 in the 27th over.In that same over, Mendis survived a DRS review off Ashwin for caught behind as Ultra-Edge didn’t show any deviation.Four overs later, Mendis was caught behind off Jadeja as the DRS review was turned in India’s favour, this time an edge clearly detected off the batsman. It became a double blow for Lanka thereafter as Angelo Mathews (2) was caught going for a wild slog at backward point off Jadeja again.Karunaratne though held his ground and put on another 79 runs for the fifth wicket with Dickewella. The two batted out 22.3 overs until the tea break to defy India’s bowling.In the morning, starting from overnight 189/3, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane showed an eagerness to score runs.It was obvious that the visitors were waiting for the captain to get to his landmark before putting Lanka into bat again. And to his credit Kohli didn’t waste any time as he reached his hundred off 133 balls in the sixth over of the morning. Overall, Kohli faced 136 balls and hit five fours as well as a six.In doing so, he equalled the records of former Indian skipper Dilip Vengsarkar (116 Tests) and VVS Laxman (134 Tests), who both have 17 Test hundreds. Kohli reached his milestone in only his 58th Test. The Indian declaration came after the very next over. It was the second highest target set by India in a Test after 617 versus New Zealand at Wellington in 2009.Kohli and Rahane put on 51 runs for the 4th wicket. In doing so, they became the 14th pair to put up 2000-plus runs in Test cricket for India. Kohli also became the quickest captain to score 1000 overseas Test runs, reaching the mark in 17 innings. He improved Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 19 innings. Sri Lanka COMMENT Published oncenter_img × July 29, 2017 india-lanka-cricket   –  REUTERS India vs Sri Lanka: ’Arjuna’ Pujara hits bulls-eye again, India scores 344/3 on Day 1 RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL Indialast_img read more

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Ferris Bueller’s Famous Ferrari Heads to Auction (Chicka-Chickaaa)

first_img What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel) The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That Bum-dum, chicka-chickaa! I’m so very sorry for implanting that earworm of a melody into your head for the rest of the day, but I had to, it was required for the topic of today: the faux-Ferrari from one of the best films of all time, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. And you could soon own it.Mecum AuctionsBuilt to resemble a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California, the car is actually an amalgam of very disparate parts, including a steel-tube subframe, a Ford-sourced small-block V-8, and the Ferrari-inspired fiberglass bodywork — a far cry from the Italian coachwork of the real deal.The reasons behind a kit car being used for the movie are fairly obvious. First, it’s much easier to insure from a production standpoint. Second, a real Ferrari likely would have typical Italian issues. Not something you’d want when filmmakers need something to work take-after-take. And lastly, a real 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California comes carrying a price tag well into the seven figures, even in the late ’80s when the film was made.center_img The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Mecum AuctionsFor the movie, the production company had three cars built: one for static shots that were without running gear and two others meant for the bulk of the movie’s scenes and shots. This particular example is one of the fully running replicas. According to Mecum, the auction house set to see this movie legend cross the block later next week, the 1985 Modena GT Spyder California just recently completed a 10-year restoration and enhancement from the original design.In place of the original movie-trim, 260 CI V-8 is a race-ready Ford Windsor engine good for 500 horsepower after a thorough upgrade. Up front, there’s a fully independent suspension, while a solid rear axle with four-link attachments at the back. Add some Wilwood brakes and the car finally drives, corners, and stops like a true Ferrari.Originally, this particular car was meant to be the film’s stunt car. But while shooting the movie’s famous jump scene, the front suspension broke most of its bolts and both cars ended up becoming both star and stunt cars as the crew raced to fix whichever was broke that day of shooting.According to the man who built it, Neil Glassmoyer of Modena Spyder Designs, “The first time director John Hughes called, I hung up on him because I thought it was a friend of mine who was given to practical jokes. Then he called back and convinced me it really was him, so Mark and I took the car to his office. While we were waiting outside to meet Hughes, this scruffy-looking fellow came out of the building and began looking the car over; we thought from his appearance he must have been a janitor or something. Then he looked up at a window and shouted, ‘This is it!’ and several heads poked out to have a look. That scruffy-looking fellow was John Hughes, and the people in the window were his staff.”Mecum hasn’t released an auction estimate as of this writing, but this car sold five years ago for $235,000. That said, as 1980s nostalgia has seen a massive upswing over the last two years (i.e. Radwood), that number could climb even higher. We’ll just have to see if people are ready to find that since life moves pretty fast, maybe they need a stop and take a look around. Possibly behind the wheel of this lovely faux-Ferrari. A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing last_img read more

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5 Best Beginner Motorcycles for Aspiring Riders

first_img 1 of 4 This $500,000 Armored Bentley Protects Against Hand Grenade Attacks Previous Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire Next Let’s up the ante a little and head to Italy, the land of fine wines and cheeses, beautiful men and women, performance automobiles that send shivers down passerby’s spines, and the most well-known motorcycle brand in the world. Of course, I’m speaking about Ducati, and the brand’s latest addition to the Scrambler lineup, the Sixty2, was built to get new riders into stores, onto bikes, and to become global ambassadors for motorcycle culture.The Ducati Scrambler is a beast of a machine. Brilliantly engineered, the Scrambler takes to whatever lifestyle you hold most dear. If you want to go off-roading, you can do that. If you want to build a cafe-style motorcycle, you can do that. Do you just want an around-town bike? Have at it. The Scrambler is the perfect blank canvas and the Sixty2 is the cheapest and most adaptable of the bunch.Powered by a 399cc engine, the Sixty2 delivers 40 horsepower and 25 lb-ft of torque, a perfect amount for its 330 lb frame. Though set up for extra urban environments, the Sixty2 is at home no matter where you live and delivers not only the Ducati experience everyone wants but does so without destroying your bank account, something that is most definitely un-Italian.Indian Scout SixtyPrice: $8,999 Next Next Previous You’ve done it. Congrats. You’ve decided to enter the world of motorcycles. Let me be the first to welcome you to a rich and vibrant collective that celebrates individualism and breaking free of the constraints of everyday life. Motorcycles are brilliant tools to escape reality and breathe in the majestic world we live in.Best Beginner Motorcycles:Honda XR650LKawasaki Vulcan SDucati Scrambler Sixty2Indian Scout SixtyHusqvarna Vitpilen 701 1 of 5 Editors’ Recommendations The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Sam Bendall Photography What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types 1 of 5 1 of 5 Now, I’m sure you’ve already geared up — an absolutely essential step in the process, trust me — and you’ve taken the basic motorcycle class that’s offered in almost every major city throughout the country. The right beginner steps. And now, you’ve come to the point of purchasing your first motorcycle. How exciting! There are, of course, handy-dandy guides mixed in throughout the world-wide-web, but a lot of them are wrong, misleading, or downright dangerous. And fellow riders will offer a wide range of advice, again ranging from fairly competent to “Why in God’s name did you tell Janice to buy a 300-horsepower Kawasaki H2 as her first motorcycle?!” Don’t worry, we’re here to help and give you the right advice. What makes it right you ask? Because I made this list, that’s why.We’ve put together the five best beginner motorcycles that not only will have you grinning from ear to ear, seeing the sights, carving canyon corners, and doing so on a relatively respectable budget, but also keep you and your recently acquired motorcycling skills safe. Let’s get into it.Honda XR650LPrice: $6,999HondaWhat better way to start motorcycling than to do so on dirt? Dirt is forgiving, softer than concrete, and there are fewer driver’s texting, eating, sleeping, and generally not paying attention to you, the non-caged individual who’s just trying to get to and from work or heading out on the town. Honda’s excellent XR650L is the perfect tool for beginners who really want to learn the fundamentals of motorcycling safely.Powered by a 644cc engine, the XR650L puts out a whopping 40 horsepower. Yes, that isn’t much, but you don’t need 200-plus when you’re starting out, and for the motorcycling this souped-up dirtbike likes, 40 horsepower is plenty. Add that the upright seating provides riders with superb sight lights and encourages them to look through turns, as well as soft suspension, and the ability to ride both dirt and pavement when you finally feel comfortable, the XR650L makes total sense.Kawasaki Vulcan SPrice: $7,099 Here’s my favorite of the bunch. It’s the most expensive, but I cannot repeat enough how its worth every single dollar and penny of its $12,000 price tag. Husqvarna knocked it out of the park, made the Hail Mary pass, sunk a three from half court, spiked the ball, dropped a hole in one, and every other sports metaphor for perfect you can think of. The Vitpilen is the perfect motorcycle not just for new riders, but for all riders.Only the third street-legal motorcycle ever offered by the company, the Vitpilen has a trellis frame, a 692cc single-cylinder engine that makes 75 horsepower and 51 lb-ft, the lines of a supermodel at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, and a riding experience that makes you feel like you’re literally flying. And though this is a motorcycle that you’ll be begging to drop a knee with, its dynamics are confidence building so that you can build to that goal. All you need to do is trust the bike and yourself and work on your own abilities.The Vitpilen is a motorcycle you not only can start with, but also grow with. Sure, there are faster machines. More expensive machines. Machines built to replicate the prowess of Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez’s MotoGP entrants. But those are truly specialized beings. The Vitpilen is the perfect all-rounder. A motorcycle that’s literally good no matter the situation or skill level. Buy it. Buy me one. Buy your neighbor one. Buy every Vitpilen 701 Husqvarna can build. And then never sell them. It is perfect. Once you ride one, you’ll thank me. Next They may not be my cup of tea, but cruisers are dominant among motorcyclers around the world. Their style is undeniable. Their cool is unmatched. And they are the embodiment of rebellion in a generation that seems to have since forgotten its roots. But that’s just my opinion. The Kawasaki, however, is something different than the average Harley-Davidson you see your 65-year-old dentist riding around on. It blends sport and cruising and does so in a package perfect for beginners.The Vulcan S uses a 649cc liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine and delivers 54 horsepower and 46 lb-ft of torque. Again, not a lot of horsepower, but the Vulcan S delivers that power throughout the powerband making it easy to hop onto the power and get to scooting along whenever the rider wishes. Add a supremely comfortable seating position that forgoes the standard hunched-over cruiser position, ABS, and better-than-average fuel economy, and you have yourself a hell of a great beginners motorcycle.Ducati Scrambler Sixty2Price: $7,995 Previous Previous The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain Old school cool is here. Slick your hair back with the finest of organic pomade, hike up your designer jeans, and slip on those dope Thursday boots — you’re about to ride an American classic with all the modern accouterments younger riders and influencers demand. This is the reborn Indian Scout Sixty.The Scout Sixty is the big boy of this group, but I’m including it here because of just how approachable it is once you swing your leg over its saddle. With the most horsepower, 78, and the most torque, 65 lb-ft, the Scout Sixty is ready to rock and willing to throw down whenever someone insults your homemade quiche. I’ve personally put 1,000 miles on one over the course of two weeks and it’s a brilliant machine. Easy to ride, pretty frugal on gas, torque for days, a sound that’s quintessential Americana, and a look that defies expectations. This is the Harley-Davidson killer everyone has been trying to build for nearly 100 years. Try one, you won’t be disappointed.Husqvarna Vitpilen 701$11,999last_img read more

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Vote in Municipal Elections Oped

first_imgMunicipal elections are upon us again. On Oct. 15, Nova Scotians have an opportunity to choose who will sit on municipal councils and lead their communities. Municipalities deal with an increasingly complex set of issues from economic development and aging populations to climate change and aging infrastructure. They make important decisions that affect our daily lives and the future health and sustainability of our communities. Yet voter turnout for municipal elections has been low in recent years. In 2012, only 42.6 per cent of Nova Scotians participated in choosing who would govern their communities. That’s why we’re working in partnership with the Springtide Collective to promote voting this year. At www.localdecisions.ca Nova Scotians can easily find out who is running for council, mayor or warden in their areas. They can make a pledge to vote and get reminders and information via email. People can vote in advance polls or on election day. Some municipalities offer online voting via your computer, tablet or smartphone. With so many options and guidance, it’s easy to exercise your democratic right to choose your local government. I hope you cast your vote to help ensure healthy, sustainable communities across Nova Scotia. -30-last_img read more

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S Korea proposes UN probe over Japanese sanctions claims

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea has proposed an investigation by the United Nations or another international body as it continues to reject Japanese claims that Seoul could not be trusted to faithfully implement sanctions against North Korea.Seoul’s presidential office said Friday that South Korea has been thoroughly implementing U.N. sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. It demanded that Japan to provide evidence for claims made by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his conservative aides that there may have been illegal transfers of sensitive materials from South Korea to North Korea.Tokyo last week tightened the approval process for Japanese shipments of photoresists and other sensitive materials to South Korea, saying such materials can be exported only to trustworthy trading partners.The Associated Press read more

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Ban condemns arson attack on West Bank synagogue urges respect for sanctity

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the UN chief condemned the attack, in which a makeshift tent being used as a synagogue and the scrolls inside were destroyed.“The Secretary-General also calls on all sides to respect the sanctity of all holy sites, refrain from any inflammatory actions or statements and reject the extremist elements that are pursuing a political agenda seeking to transform the current situation into a religious conflict,” the statement concludes.

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Tesco apologises after customer receives Jimmy Saville marmalade

first_imgTesco customer Kate Shepard was taken aback this week when she discovered that a jar of marmalade she’d ordered as part of an online shop had been defaced by person or persons unknown.Ms Shepard, 38, a bar owner from Durham, tweeted a picture of the Mackays Seville Orange Marmalade, the label of which had been scrawled over with black pen to read: “Jimmy Saville.””So I had my @Tesco shopping delivered and someone has written on my marmalade,” she tweeted. “Tesco staff must have a lot of time on their hands!””I took it with a pinch of salt which is lucky, she later told reporters. “My concern would be if it landed in someone else’s bag, it could have caused great offence.”A Tesco spokesperson said: “This is clearly unacceptable and we are investigating how this could have happened. We have apologised to Ms Shepherd, and offered her a full refund and a voucher off her next shop with Tesco.” 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

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Suncor and PetroCanada merge to make oil sands giant

first_imgSuncor Energy and Petro-Canada (both featured in the Oil Sands article in IM March 2009), oil sands focused mining companies based in Alberta, Canada, have agreed to merge. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined entity will operate corporately and trade under the Suncor name while maintaining the brand presence of Petro-Canada in refined products. “This merger creates a made-in-Canada energy leader with the assets, cost structure and financial strength to compete globally,” said Rick George, President and Chief Executive Officer of Suncor, who will assume the same role with the merged entity. “The combined portfolio boasts the largest oil sands resource position, a strong Canadian downstream brand, solid conventional exploration and production assets, and low-cost production from Canada’s east coast and internationally.” Under the terms of the arrangement agreement entered into between Suncor and Petro-Canada, the proposed merger will be effected by way of a plan of arrangement completed under the Canada Business Corporations Act. It will feature a common share exchange through which Petro-Canada common shareholders will effectively receive 1.28 common shares of the merged company for each common share of Petro-Canada they own and each Suncor common shareholder will receive one common share of the merged company for each common share of Suncor they own. On completion of the proposed transaction, Suncor’s existing shareholders will own around 60% and Petro-Canada shareholders will own about 40% of the merged company.The merged company will have the following key characteristics:A resource base with some 7,500 Mbbl of oil equivalent of proved (developed and undeveloped) and probable reserves, on top of an estimated contingent resource base of around 19,000 Mbbl of oil equivalentStrong cash flow from current crude oil and natural gas production of about 680,000 bbl/d (oil equivalent)A strong balance sheet, with a pro forma debt to capitalisation of 29.6% and a debt-to-cash flow ratio of 1.2An experienced management team, complementary cultures and leading environmental and social responsibility practicesA high quality asset portfolio including:A suite of oil sands growth options for both mined and in-situ resource recovery, as well as value-added upgradingA position in every major oil development project on Canada’s East CoastLow-cost international crude oil and natural gas production from the North Sea, North Africa and Latin AmericaRefining capacity of 433,000 bbl/d and a strong Canadian retail brandA solid platform for further development of renewable energy projects.“The merger will be good for shareholders of both companies with reduced capital requirements, operating efficiencies and complementary integration opportunities between upstream and downstream assets,” said Ron Brenneman, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Petro-Canada, who will assume the role of Executive Vice Chairman in the merged company. “The increased scale provides more stability in volatile markets, plus the financial and organisational capability to successfully take on large-scale projects in the future.”“More than just the strategic fit, I also believe there’s a lot of common ground in our corporate vision” said George. “Both Petro-Canada and Suncor have a history of innovation and pushing the frontiers of oil and gas development in Canada. And just as importantly, both companies have taken a leadership position in striving to develop not just resources, but also communities, the Canadian economy and our quality of life. We’ve both put a strong focus on people and our shared environment and together, I expect that focus to be even stronger as we move forward.”The merging companies estimate achieving annual operating expenditure reductions of C$300 million. These savings are expected to come from efficiencies in overlapping operations, streamlining business practices, and improved logistics. The companies also expect to achieve annual capital efficiencies of some C$1 billion through elimination of redundant spending and targeting capital budgets to high-return, near term projects.The merged company’s Board of Directors is expected to comprise 12 Directors, including eight members from Suncor’s current board and four members from Petro-Canada’s current board. John Ferguson, Suncor Energy Chairman, will serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the merged company.last_img read more

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Gilmore insists Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons

first_img“So if we had taken a precautionary credit line we would have to make this decision next year in any event. We felt that, on balance, now is the right time to do this.”The Tánaiste pointed to falling bond yields, economic growth and the stability of the euro as reasons for leaving the programme without a backstop next month, and said the government is happy it has the support of the IMF, EU and ECB.Separately, Fianna Fáil today called for the government to release documents supporting its decision to not adopt a precautionary credit line to the Dáil and Oireachtas Finance Committee.The party’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said he would write to Finance Minister Michael Noonan seeking publication of the documentation supporting the rationale for the decision.“If the government has based its decision on political expediency and not on sound financial and economic advice this is cause for huge concern,” he said.Read: Officials to work out Kenny-Merkel deal on loans for ‘real Irish economy’Read: “We fully support Ireland’s decision” – EU finance ministersAnalysis: 5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has insisted that the decision to exit the bailout programme next month without a precautionary line of credit was not done for political reasons.Speaking on Sky News this morning, Gilmore addressed concerns that have been raised in the last 24 hours that Ireland decided to make a clean break from the EU/IMF programme for political purposes.Yesterday, Fianna Fáil claimed that the decision meant “it appears that political considerations have superseded Ireland’s economic interests”.But Gilmore said: “No, it’s not for political reasons. Normally a precautionary credit line lasts for a year. We’re funded for much longer than a year.last_img read more

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Chrome and Safari rise as IE and Opera fall in June 2011

first_imgIt’s the beginning of a new month, and that means the various browser statistic tracking folks have posted updated charts for all to see. Several trends continued this month in the browser world: Internet Explorer and Opera slipped, Chrome and Safari rose, and Firefox remained mostly unchanged.Chrome jumped .6%, which might not seem like much — but we’re talking about its cut of the entire population of the Internet, so fractions matter. Safari rose a modest .2%. Those gains came largely at the expense of IE (down about .6%) and Opera (down .3%), which recently saw the departure of one of its founders due to differences with the company’s board of directors.AdChoices广告But while Internet Explorer’s slight decline overall isn’t good news for Microsoft, there were some positives this month. Internet Explorer 9 is gaining popularity steadily among Windows 7 users and it’s now used by 1 in 5 Americans on Microsoft’s latest desktop OS. IE9 usage globally falls to 15.61%, but it and IE8 remain the browser of choice for more than half the Web’s users.Another interesting figure in the this month’s numbers is the usage share of Firefox 5. At just 2.05% overall and with the overwhelming majority of Firefox users still running version 4 (or even 3.6), Mozilla’s first rapid release version didn’t have the near-instantaneous impact that a Google Chrome update does.When Chrome jumps versions, the graph makes an incredibly sharp jump within the first couple days of its release. Chrome has been pumping out new versions at breakneck speed for quite some time, however, and the scheduling change is still very new to Firefox users. After waiting more than a year for Firefox 4 to go from alpha to final, the sudden arrival of Firefox 5 caught its less-savvy users off guard.More at Netmarketsharelast_img read more

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Les votes du concours YouTube Space Lab sont ouverts

first_imgLes votes du concours YouTube Space Lab sont ouverts Les finalistes du concours international YouTube Space Lab destiné aux adolescents passionnés de sciences et d’espace, viennent d’être annoncés. Dans le cadre de son concours international YouTube Space Lab, la célèbre plateforme de partage vidéo vient d’annoncer la sélection des 60 finalistes. Lancé en octobre 2011, la compétition invitait les jeunes entre 14 et 18 ans à poster une vidéo réalisée par leur soin décrivant une expérience originale dans le domaine de la physique ou de la biologie qui pourrait être réalisée dans l’ espace. Au final, des milliers de projets ont été proposés venant de plus de 80 pays différents. Sur les 60 films sélectionnés, la majorité provient des États-Unis, de l’Inde, de la Pologne, du Canada et de l’Espagne. Un jeune français de 17 ans fait également partie des finalistes.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAAujourd’hui commence donc la seconde phase du concours. La communauté YouTube a jusqu’au 24 janvier pour se rendre sur la chaine Space Lab et évaluer les 60 finalistes et voter pour celui qu’il préfère. Le choix des internautes viendra appuyer la décision du jury dirigé par le célèbre chercheur Stephen Hawking. A l’issu de cette échéance, six heureux élus seront invités à se rendre à Washington en mars pour assister à l’ultime finale récompensant les deux grands vainqueurs. Leurs expériences seront réalisées au sein de la Station spatiale internationale, située en orbite à 354 kilomètres de la Terre et retransmises en direct sur YouTube. Le concours prévoit en outre de les récompenser d’un voyage au Japon pour voir une fusée décoller ou d’un entrainement d’astronaute à la Cité des Étoiles en Russie.Pour voter pour les vidéos, c’est par ici sur la chaine de Youtube Space Lab.Le 18 janvier 2012 à 20:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Nucléaire un hommage rendu aux victimes de Tchernobyl à Fessenheim

first_imgNucléaire : un hommage rendu aux victimes de Tchernobyl à FessenheimPlusieurs centaines de militants anti-nucléaire venus de France, de Suisse et d’Allemagne se sont réunis dimanche 29 avril à Fessenheim, dans le Haut-Rhin. A l’occasion du 26e anniversaire de la catastrophe de Tchernobyl, ils réclament une nouvelle fois l’arrêt de la centrale nucléaire la plus ancienne du pays.Des centaines de personnes – 800 selon les organisateurs de la manifestation et 450 d’après la gendarmerie – se sont rassemblées dimanche à Fessenheim. Comme le rapporte l’AFP, ces militants anti-nucléaire ont souhaité rendre hommage aux victimes de la catastrophe de Tchernobyl, dont le 26e anniversaire a été commémoré le 26 avril.À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéFrançais, suisses ou allemands, les manifestants ont après avoir respecté une minute de silence, une nouvelle fois réclamé l’arrêt de la centrale nucléaire de Fessenheim, la plus ancienne de France, et la plus redoutée car construite sur une faille sismique. “Comme nous l’avons dit vendredi à Antoine Homé, représentant local de François Hollande, nous souhaitons l’arrêt de Fessenheim dès le lendemain de l’élection présidentielle”, a déclaré à l’AFP le porte-parole de l’association Stop Fessenheim, André Hatz.Tandis que Nicolas Sarkozy s’est exprimé en faveur de la poursuite du fonctionnement de la centrale, François Hollande a promis sa fermeture. François Brottes, chargé du thème de l’énergie pendant la campagne du candidat socialiste à l’élection présidentielle, a récemment réitéré cette promesse. Si l’arrêt de la centrale nucléaire prendra “unpeudetemps”, il aura lieu “danslequinquennat” de François Hollande s’il est élu, a-t-il affirmé le mois dernier.Le 30 avril 2012 à 14:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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England debut was a dream come true – Dunk

first_imgBrighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk was delighted to make his England debut against the USA at Wembley Stadium, saying it was a ‘dream come true’.Gareth Southgate handed Dunk his first England cap in their 3-0 friendly win over the USA and he was happy to play the full 90 minutes.“It’s a dream come true – it’s been a long hard journey for me and that’s been rewarded this evening,” Dunk told the club’s website.“I had a feeling during the week in training that tonight be my chance, because we did some shape work.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We then worked on set-pieces after that, and that’s when I knew I was starting the game.“When I was walking out there was a lot of thoughts looking back on where I’ve come from – but then it was about me being comfortable in the game – and getting the words to the anthem right!“I was thinking about a lot of people – everyone who’s worked with me over my career to get me to this point, and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them.“My dad’s the main one, he was here tonight watching me – as were all my family and friends, I’m very thankful.”last_img read more

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Body of missing surfer recovered by lifeguards near Sunset Cliffs

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 5, 2018 Body of missing surfer recovered by lifeguards near Sunset Cliffs Updated: 7:06 PM , Posted: January 5, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A missing 56-year-old surfer who was recovered from the ocean by lifeguards near Sunset Cliffs Friday morning has died.Emergency crews including lifeguards, paramedics, f A friend reported him missing in the predawn darkness around 6 a.m. and emergency crews discovered him unconscious and not breathing in the water at 6:49 a.m., San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Firefighters and police were searching the water and shoreline off Sunset Cliffs Park near Point Loma Nazarene University for the missing surfer shortly before 6 a.m. Friday, according to emergency dispatchers.Despite life-saving efforts by medical personnel, the man was pronounced dead shortly before 8 a.m.Lifeguards from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said the man was not breathing when he was pulled from the water about 6:45 a.m., and news helicopter footage showed crews still performing CPR on him more than 30 minutes later.A large-scale search was initiated with helicopters in the air and boats in the water. He was found face-down in the water and not breathing at approximately 6:45 a.m. and two emergency responders performed CPR on a boat headed towards lifeguard headquarters.A friend reported finding the man’s surfboard on shore with no sign of his friend, who is reportedly a competent and experienced surfer in his 50s.The victim’s friend told emergency dispatchers the pair was surfing in the dark when the victim took off on a wave and never reappeared. The friend later found the missing surfer’s board washed up on shore, but there was no sign of his friend.The identity of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of family.A GoFundMe page has been started for the victim: www.gofundme.com/stan-searfus-memorial-fundlast_img read more

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Fixing Seattle tunneling machine to take months

first_imgSEATTLE — The contracting team hired to dig a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle told the Washington state Transportation Department on Monday evening that it will take months to fix broken seals on the world’s largest tunneling machine, the Transportation Department said.Seattle Tunnel Partners is working with Hitachi Zosen, the machine’s manufacturer, to determine how best to fix the broken seals surrounding the main bearing of the machine called “Bertha,” which is 60 feet underground, Transportation officials said in a statement.The contractor is looking at accessing the area through the back of the machine or by drilling a shaft in front of it.“Either way, this process will take months,” the Transportation Department said. A decision is expected by the end of the week.The machine has been mostly idle for two months and is only one-tenth of the way toward completing a 1.7-mile tunnel. The tunnel will carry Highway 99 traffic and allow the removal of the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct along the Seattle waterfront.Last Friday, the Transportation Department said inspections conducted last month found that many of the machine’s cutter-head openings were clogged with dirt and other things. Transportation officials also announced that the seal system protecting Bertha’s main bearing was damaged. This was revealed after “higher-than-normal heat sensor readings” appeared.Seattle Tunnel Partners “has not yet fully determined the cause of the seal problems and, to date, they have not shown any evidence that suggests the state or taxpayers will be responsible for cost overruns associated with these repairs, ” transportation officials said Monday night.last_img read more

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Police search for missing elderly Hialeah man

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help finding an elderly man missing from Hialeah.Jose More, 83, was last seen leaving his Hialeah apartment at 11 a.m., Thursday.More suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 165 pounds and has gray hair and brown eyes.More left his apartment at 1810 W. 56th St. in his 2004 white Dodge Stratus and was wearing a light blue short sleeve shirt and light gray pants.If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the Hialeah Police Department at 305-687-2525.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Atlantic Media Taps EditorinChief for New Global Business Brand

first_img“To further find the identity and content of the site, that’s my focus now,” says Delaney. “Right now, the primary and full focus of the brand is digital. That’s what we’re going to really see from the Atlantic Media approach now: investing more in digital.”To that end, Atlantic Media announced more changes to its digital masthead this week. John Metcalf began as a staff writer with The Atlantic Cities; he was most recently a writer for WJLA/Channel 7’s weather blog. Matt Haber signs onto The Atlantic Wire as news editor. Jen Doll is slated to join The Wire on January 30 as senior writer; she comes from The Village Voice, where she blogs for Runnin’ Scared. Andrew Cohen, formerly a correspondent with TheAtlantic.com, is promoted to contributing editor with the site. The Atlantic Media Company names Kevin Delaney as editor-in-chief of its still untitled digital global business brand. Delaney brings over a decade of experience at The Wall Street Journal to this developing role.Delaney, whose last day with WSJ was on Tuesday, January 17, says of the Atlantic Media move, “There’s a singular opportunity to create something dynamic, digital and journalistic. It’s exciting to start a new business brand from scratch: one that is digital first and global, and one that’s going to have a good mix of news and analysis.”The new publication will live in Atlantic Media’s portfolio alongside The Atlantic, National Journal and Government Executive, and is slated to exist as its own brand. The title will be a consumer read. “This is designed to have a global, professional business readership; but it’s a consumer approach, not designed for a specific audience,” Delaney tells FOLIO:. “It’s for a readership who wants information about markets that are important to them.”As plans for the brand are still in embryotic stages, Delaney could not offer an exact launch date beyond the general perimeter of 2012. last_img read more

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Transformed Las Vegas Palms Counts Down To Unstatus Quo Relaunch

first_imgGuests get their first look at the $690 million renovation’s results next weekPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 28, 2019 – 2:21 pm Las Vegas, get ready to “Get On The Good Foot,” as per the James Brown song providing both the promotional video soundtrack and the core philosophy behind the Palms Casino Resort’s “Unstatus Quo” mega renovation. Set to open next week, the new Palms thinks of itself as “different by design” and seeks to share how they have “completely reimagined” the Las Vegas excursion experience, including the debut of their Kaos nightclub and dayclub venues.The video, directed by GRAMMY winner Sam Brown, is a vision-statement featuring celebrities from sports and the fine arts as well as musical talents including GRAMMY winner Cardi B, Marshmello, Ezra Miller, Rita Ora, and Latin GRAMMY nominee Ozuna.Anticipation during this lead-up is intense. The Palms invested $690 million to embody its bid for restored relevance as a cultural destination. Restaurants, gaming, luxury suites, multiple music venues and residencies, surrounded by museum-caliber fine art are about to be put to their first real-world test — combining graciously together into an unforgettable get-away. News Email Las Vegas Palms Readies “Unstatus Quo” Relaunch transformed-las-vegas-palms-counts-down-unstatus-quo-relaunch Twitter Transformed Las Vegas Palms Counts Down To “Unstatus Quo” Relaunch https://twitter.com/Palms/status/1111276134983827456 Facebook A signed Cardi B microphone and one of Marshmello’s signature helmets are among the giveaways in the “Unstatus Quo” video, which can be unlocked in daily YouTube Card promotions from Mar. 29 to Apr. 5. The Palms website has also been redesigned so that visitors’ digitally interactive experience blends seamlessly with the Palms’ on-site hospitality.The attitude, vision and commitment are reassuring. The new Palms’ first guests will judge their success in just a few days.KAOS Las Vegas To Feature Sets From J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz & More In AprilRead morelast_img read more

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Kickstarter Goes for Gold With New Takes on Old Projects

first_imgKickstarter is bringing back some golden oldies this summer.The crowdfunding service on Tuesday launched Kickstarter Gold: a 40-day program spotlighting new projects by some of the site’s most popular creators.Through July 31, more than 65 artists, designers, musicians, and makers will return to Kickstarter to put “new spins on ideas from their past.”Look for familiar names like Karyn Parsons, who’s back with a new animated short that tells the story of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female pilot.Timbuktu Labs, which raised nearly $700,000 to print Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, have already surpassed their goal to publish a sequel featuring another 100 amazing women.And comic-maker Zack Weinersmith, returning with his pocket-sized abridged version of science (yes, all of it), is well past his target—with 28 more days to go.Other inaugural projects include 3Doodler (647 percent funded), Hal Hartley (22 percent), Matthew Hoffman (12 percent), Music for Cats (30 percent), ShaoLan Hsueh (50 percent), and Wafaa Bilal (26 percent).“Participating creators were specially selected for their creativity, ingenuity, and past success on Kickstarter,” the company blog said. “We’re spotlighting them because they do excellent work—and because creators who repeatedly use Kickstarter to support and sustain creative venues are an integral part of our community’s ecosystem.”According to the crowdfunding firm, one-third of all pledges to successful projects—more than $1 billion since 2009—have gone to projects from repeat creators.Check out the full list of Kickstarter Gold enterprises online or subscribe to the newsletter. To ensure you don’t miss an important launch, visit your favorite creators’ profiles and click “Follow.”“Whether you’re just discovering their work or you’re a long-time fan, you’ll have the opportunity to support some of Kickstarter’s most inspired creators—and collect exciting rewards that aren’t available anywhere else,” according to the blog.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Barbara Jane Mackle – Kidnap Victim Spent more than 3 days in

first_imgBarbara Jane Mackle led a charmed life. The 20-year-old was pretty and popular, the daughter of Robert F. Mackle, a Miami-based millionaire who, with his two brothers, owned the Deltona Corporation, one of the biggest home-building companies in the U.S., and was a good friend of President Richard Nixon. But a knock on the door, almost 50 years ago, led to one of the most shocking and horrific crimes in U.S. history. It started eight days before Christmas, in 1968. Barbara, a student at Emory University in Atlanta, came down with a bad case of the flu. The school’s infirmary was full, so her mother, Jane, drove from the family’s home in Coral Gables to care for her at a nearby motel.Late at night there was a knock on the hotel door. On the other side, a male voice said that Barbara’s boyfriend (and future husband), Stewart Woodward, had been involved in a car accident. Joan Mackle opened the door and came face to face with a man holding a shotgun and female accomplice in a ski mask: Garry Steven Krist, 23, and Ruth Eisemann-Schier, 26. The two knocked Jane out with chloroform and bound her up with cord, then seized Barbara and shoved her into a blue car.This is a view (made December 21st) of the grave-like hole in which Emory University co-ed Barbara Jane Mackle, 20, daughter of a wealthy Florida real estate developer, was buried alive after ransom of $500,000 was pail. She lost ten pounds during the 80 hours she was ‘buried alive’ on a sloping red clay hill near Norcross. A suspect was captured late December 21st., and most of the money was recovered. Getty ImagesThey drove about 20 miles to a remote wooded area. Then Krist forced Mackle into an open hole which contained an elaborately-outfitted fiberglass-reinforced box (3 ft x 3 1/2 ft x 7 ft). Krist told the hysterical girl that she had food, water, a blanket, a battery-operated light and ventilating fan, and a pump to get rid of water should it rain. The supplies and batteries would last a week, if used sparingly. Krist began hammering screws into the lid and encasing the coffin-like box in dirt, burying the screaming girl alive. Barbara pounded frantically on the lid, but her pleas were in vain. Krist’s final words: “Don’t be such a baby.”Later that morning, the telephone rang at the Mackle’s home. Robert and Jane Mackle were told that their daughter was buried in a box and would suffocate unless they paid a ransom of $500,000. Two additional demands: The ransom was to be put in a single suitcase and Robert was to come alone. If Robert Mackle agreed to the terms, he was to put a classified ad in the Miami Herald. He did. It read: LOVED ONE. Please come home. We will pay all expenses and meet you anywhere at any time. Those casually reading the message would never suspect the heart-breaking story behind it.Two days later, Mackle received another call telling him to drive to a designated spot at Biscayne Bay, leave the ransom, and drive off. He complied, but the drop-off didn’t go as planned: A neighbor, hearing noises and thinking it might be burglars, alerted police. The officers—in the dark about the drop-off—spotted two people coming out of the woods and gave chase. Krist and his accomplice dropped the suitcase filled with ransom money and ran off.A boat and an abandoned blue Volvo were found nearby. In the car, police found a Polaroid of Barbara Mackle, dressed in the red and white flannel nightgown she had been wearing when as was abducted. She was holding a sign: KIDNAPPED.Meanwhile, the girl in the photograph was trying to hold it together by thinking happy thoughts: singing Christmas carols aloud and off-key, thinking about decorating the family tree, remembering a day of ice-skating with her boyfriend.But she couldn’t stop the gruesome thoughts from creeping into her head. In a 1971 book about the ordeal, 83 Hours Till Dawn, Barbara recalled: “I said to myself, ‘This is where I am going to die.’ Three or four times I thought this is going to be my casket. When I got morbid, I would think of who would find me. Who and whL- Gary Steven Krist sits dejectedly in an FBI car after being brought out of Lee Memorial Hospital where he stayed since his capture in a marsh late 12/21 near Punta Gorda. Krist is being charged with the kidnapping of Barbara Jane Mackle of Miami 12/17 in Atlanta, GA. Krist was put under $500,000 bond, the same amount he allegedly demanded and got from the parents of Barbara Jane. Getty Imagesen and how. Maybe it would be a farmer. Or someone building something. In ten years? Twenty years? … I was cold and I was wet, and I ached.” Things would get even worse. Eventually, her tiny light ceased to work and the cramped space descended into total darkness.Robert Mackle, meanwhile, was trying desperately to bring his only daughter home. Devastated that he may have lost his only chance to rescue her, he issued a press release addressed to the kidnappers, assuring them he had nothing to do with the botched pickup. It worked: Mackle received a telephone call instructing him to drive to a dirt road west of Miami, and leave the suitcase of money. Mackle did as instructed and waited by the phone with his wife and members of the FBI.At 3 P.M., the call came. Krist gave directions to Barbara’s location, but they were sketchy. More than a hundred FBI agents raced to the area and began searching. After what seemed like an eternity, one man finally heard a faint knock. Frantically the men began digging into the earth with their bare hands.Twelve minutes later, Barbara Mackle—weak but unharmed—was lifted out of her grave. As one of the FBI agents carried her to an awaiting car, she managed to display an unexpected sense of humor, telling him, with a small smile, “You are the handsomest man I’ve ever seen.” Then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover broke the happy news to her parents.J. Edgar HooverKrist was found near the Florida coast after law enforcement tracked down a speedboat he had purchased with most of the ransom money. Eisemann-Schier evaded capture for 79 days. (She had the dubious honor of being the first woman to be on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list.) Krist was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1969, but was released on parole 10 years later.Unfortunately, he squandered his second chance at freedom. He went on to study at medical schools in Grenada and Dominica, and eventually found work as a general practitioner in Indiana, but in 2003 his license was revoked. Three years later, he found trouble yet again—this time, for chartering a boat to South America and bringing cocaine and illegal aliens into the country. Krist was arrested in Alabama, sentenced to five years in prison, and was released in 2010. In 2012, a U.S. District judge revoked his release for violating his probation (he had left the country without permission) and he was sentenced to a further 40 months behind bars. Today, Krist reportedly lives in Auburn, Georgia. Eisemann-Schier was deported to her to her native Honduras after serving four years in prison.Related story from us: Blanche Monnier was imprisoned in a tiny room for 25 years because her mother hated her choice of husbandBarbara Mackle, now Barbara Woodward, is married with four children, and lives in Florida. Her memories of those three-and-a-half days in December are her own. She has refused interviews over the many years.Barbara Stepko is a New Jersey-based freelance editor and writer who has contributed to AARP magazine and the Wall Street Journal.last_img read more

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