first_img How to Cook Steak in the Oven Editors’ Recommendations The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious The Best Cooking Gear for Car Camping and Backpacking We’ve done some pretty fun giveaways recently here at The Manual. From Benchmade knives to 52 pairs of Gold Toe socks to Yeti coolers, but there’s one key product area that’s been lacking lately in our giveaway department — and that’s the kitchen. So, to rectify this no-kitchen-situation, we teamed up with local Portland cast-iron cookware company, Finex to bring to you what we think is our best giveaway yet.Two lucky winners will each receive Finex’s new 15-inch Lean Grill Pan, along with the classic Cast-Iron ASauce Pot. Both products are guaranteed to last your entire lifetime and both products would be fantastic holiday gifts for the home-chef in your life. Total retail value of the prize is $275.For examples of what you can cook using Finex’s stunning skillets, grill pans, and pots, check out our video recipes for the best fried chicken ever and this cast-iron seared tuna steak.Two Grand Prize Winners Will Receive:15-inch Lean Grill PanFinex’s latest product is a new take on the classic cast iron grill. With innovative domed interior channels which direct fat and oils to the edges and away from the central cooking surface, the 15-inch Lean Grill Pan helps your food achieve “lean” status. Throw on the best marbled steaks you can find and watch as the excess fat drains away, leaving only flavor (and not extra calories) behind. Perfect for grilling burgers, veggies, chicken, or even sandwiches, this pan is so versatile, it may never leave your stove top.One-Quart Sauce PotFinex’s one quart cast iron sauce pot features a super thick bottom. As the brand notes, “So much of what makes a good sauce great is the sugar content and that same sugar can easily caramelize, scorch, or separate if it gets overheated. Our cast-iron sauce pot prevents that.” It’s good for so much more than sauces. Polenta, grits, baked beans — this sauce pot can handle it all. Want a tiny dessert just for yourself? Bake it in this bad boy!And the icing on the cake with these two pieces of cast iron cookware? They are lookers. From the spiral handles engineered to keep cool no matter the temperature on your range to the iconic geometric pan design, Finex cast iron is just as delicious to see as it is to eat from.And what good is cast iron cookware if you don’t know how to take care of it? Learn more from Finex founder, Mike Whitehead in our video tutorial to cleaning and caring for cast iron. The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware last_img read more

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first_img Will This Nootropic from HVMN Get You Into Ketosis Faster? How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Learning All About Aquavit with Christian Krogstad Editors’ Recommendations For many football fans, the highlight of the NFL season is the granddaddy of all games: the Super Bowl. The two best teams battling it out on the gridiron in a winner take all showdown. For Super Bowl LIII on February 3, 2019, those teams are the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. What could be better?Making money while watching the game, of course.Come on, wipe that skeptical look off your face. A little gambling between friends never hurt anyone. (Don’t Google this assertion for accuracy, please.) As long as everybody can keep a sporting attitude about it, putting down a few bucks is a fun way to keep game day interesting. And for those whose favorite team has long been eliminated, it’s a way to put your dog back in the fight, so to speak.If your Super Bowl shindig could use a little more spice, consider these forms of raising the stakes. And if you want some “real” spice, check out some of our tasty Super Bowl party recipes and beer picks.Super Bowl Prop BetsWhy let the high rollers in Vegas have all the fun? Proposition bets, also known as side bets, are never more appropriate than during the Super Bowl. Essentially, prop bets are bets made regarding something happening (or not happening) during the game that does not directly affect the final score or outcome.Will the coin toss be heads or tails? Will a fan try to run on the field? These are just a few of the ideas listed at OddsShark, but the fun part is making up your own. Just make sure to explain to your wife why you’re leaving the house with a fistful of singles.Other Betting GamesOver/UnderThis is a sub-category of prop betting that can be as hilarious and creative as your imagination allows. Over/under can be all about the game, or it can be all about the commercials, depending on who’s up for a bet. It’s pretty simple. You pick a scenario or event, and a number of times it will happen. For instance, if you wager over or under 3.5 field goals in the first half, someone takes the over and someone takes the under (The reason you add the .5 is so there are no “pushes,” or ties.) Don’t get bogged down by the numbers. Just relax — you’re doing fine as long as someone picks the over and someone picks the under.SquaresThis classic football betting game is perfect for Super Bowl parties. It’s easy to set up and play, it’s great for any number of people, and the homemade format keeps people from taking it too seriously. All you need is a piece of paper, a pen, and a ruler to draw the grid (or you can download a template here).There’s no skill necessary — you don’t even need to know anything about the teams or the game of football itself. You just have to put your name down in one or more of the squares, wait to see what happens in each quarter, and keep your fingers crossed for a 4 or 7 square, and pray you don’t get the dreaded 2. It’s kind of like bingo, but with the scores: If your square lines up with the last digit in both teams’ scores, then you win. Depending on the people and the stakes, you could walk away with some serious extra cash, even if you don’t know exactly how you won. Find full game directions here.Online BettingThis one bears mentioning because, well, it happens. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t also mention that the majority of online betting sites get some serious side-eye from the Feds. And online betting makes it extra easy to get screwed over, even if you win. Your best bet (see what we did there?) is to sign up with a trustworthy online “sportsbook,” as these sites are known. (How do you know if a site is not trustworthy? The same way you know those $25 Ray-Bans aren’t real. You can just tell.) Once you’ve selected your site, you set up an account with a credit card; be advised that a site that’s on the up-and-up is likely to require a phone call and a multi-step authorization. From there, you pick your game, lay your money down, and watch what happens. Be advised that if you win, getting your payout can be a long, complicated procedure, almost certainly involving fees. For our money, we’d rather risk being stiffed by a human being — preferably one smaller, slower and more easily intimidated than us.Now that you’ve got your betting sorted out, prep for the Super Bowl by catching up on the best commercials and halftime shows.Article originally published February 2, 2018. Last updated January 2019. Remember The Rainforest Cafe? Bet You Didn’t Know It Still Exists last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: Former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta was allegedly harassed by some youths late on Monday night while she was on her way home with one of her colleagues in a cab.The accused youths allegedly followed her all the way to the area where she lived and tried to get her out of the car. When she screamed for help, the youths fled. Later, police arrested seven youths. According to Sengupta’s post on Facebook, on Monday night, near Exide crossing towards Elgin, a few youths, who were riding a bike without helmets, hit her cab from behind. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThey allegedly blocked her way and started yelling at the driver. Within a few minutes more youths appeared in the spot and started banging on the car window. They also dragged the driver out of the cab and started beating him. Sensing danger, Sengupta ran to Maidan police station, which was close to the spot to sought help of the police. When a police officer approached, the youths fled. The youths followed Sengupta and her colleague even when they reached near home. They had blocked her way and pelted stones on the car windshield. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe accused youths even tried to break her mobile phone when she was recording the incident. When Sengupta shouted for help, some local residents arrived to help her. Seeing the locals, the youths fled the spot. Following the incident late on Monday night, Sengupta along with the cab driver went to Charu Market police station and lodged a complaint against the accused youths. After lodging the case, cops checked the CCTV camera footage of the road and arrested seven youths.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement NEW YORK — Several Canadian theatre-makers have been nominated at the Tony Awards for their work on a musical based on the story of the Temptations.According to Toronto-raised choreographer Sergio Trujillo, it’s all part of a Canadian plot to reign over the Great White Way.“We (Canadians) do try to stick together,” said Trujillo, who was nominated alongside American-Canadian director Des McAnuff, for “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations.” Facebook “I keep on telling Des that we’re spies and we’re slowly trying to take over Broadway.”As the Tony nominations were announced Tuesday morning, Trujillo said he was engrossed in drama of a different sort — trying to convince his one-year-old to eat his breakfast.But then Trujillo heard his husband, who was watching the awards broadcast, screaming for him in the other room of their New York home.He said the news he had received a nod for best choreography, his second Tony nomination, sent him “levitating” with joy. But it wasn’t long before his son’s nutritional needs brought him back down to earth.“My son required feeding, and that was the most important thing,” said Trujillo. “He continues to ground me all day.”Trujillo said he called up McAnuff, former artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, to congratulate him on his nomination for best direction of a musical in “Ain’t Too Proud.”The two staged a brief run of the Motown-inspired musical at Mirvish’s Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto last fall, and previously worked together on the Tony-winning musical “Jersey Boys.”“We’re such great collaborators … and I think this show is just a true reflection of our collaboration,” said Trujillo“Ain’t Too Proud” racked up a total of 12 Tony nods, including best musical and best book, which Trujillo sees as validation that the show is more than just a “jukebox musical.”“I think this particular story speaks volumes to North American history. For us Canadians, we’re very connected to it, especially in Toronto. Detroit is right next door, so we’re very connected to this music,” said Trujillo.“I’m just very proud of this moment, and proud to celebrate being part of the Canadian culture and the musical theatre community.”Toronto-born theatre projection designer Peter Nigrini is also being recognized for best scenic design of a musical in “Ain’t Too Proud,” a nomination he shares with set designer Robert Brill, and best lighting design of a musical for “Beetlejuice” alongside Kenneth Posner.Toronto’s Bob Martin and collaborator Chad Beguelin are also vying for best book of a musical for “The Prom.”“Hadestown” earned a leading 14 Tony nominations Tuesday. The show, which intertwines the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice and Hades and Persephone, enjoyed a brief run at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre in late 2017 before making its Broadway debut earlier this year.The Tony Awards will be handed out in New York City on Sunday, June 9 during a three-hour broadcast hosted by James Corden.Select nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday.Best Musical: “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations,” “Beetlejuice,” “Hadestown,” “The Prom,” “Tootsie”Best Play: “Choir Boy,” “The Ferryman,” “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus,” “Ink,” “What the Constitution Means to Me”Best Book of a Musical: “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations,” “Beetlejuice,” “Hadestown,” “The Prom,” “Tootsie”Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: “Be More Chill,” “Beetlejuice,” “Hadestown,” “The Prom,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Tootsie”Best Revival of a Play: “Arthur Miller’s All My Sons,” “The Boys in the Band,” “Burn This,” “Torch Song,” “The Waverly Gallery”Best Revival of a Musical: “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Paddy Considine, “The Ferryman”; Bryan Cranston, “Network”; Jeff Daniels, “To Kill a Mockingbird”; Adam Driver, “Burn This”; Jeremy Pope, “Choir Boy”Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Annette Bening, “Arthur Miller’s All My Sons”; Laura Donnelly, “The Ferryman”; Elaine May, “The Waverly Gallery”; Janet McTeer, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”; Laurie Metcalf, “Hillary and Clinton”; Heidi Schreck, “What the Constitution Means to Me”Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Brooks Ashmanskas, “The Prom”; Derrick Baskin, “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations”; Alex Brightman, “Beetlejuice”; Damon Daunno, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”; Santino Fontana, “Tootsie”Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show”; Caitlin Kinnunen, “The Prom”; Beth Leavel, “The Prom”; Eva Noblezada, “Hadestown”; Kelli O’Hara, “Kiss Me, Kate”Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Bertie Carvel, “Ink”; Robin De Jesus, “The Boys in the Band”; Gideon Glick, “To Kill a Mockingbird”; Brandon Uranowitz, “Burn This”; Benjamin Walker, “Arthur Miller’s All My Sons”Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Fionnula Flanagan, “The Ferryman”; Celia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill a Mockingbird”‘; Kristine Nielsen, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”; Julie White, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”; Ruth Wilson, “King Lear”Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Andre De Shields, “Hadestown”; Andy Grotelueschen, “Tootsie”; Patrick Page, “Hadestown”; Jeremy Pope, “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations”; Ephraim Sykes, “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations”Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lilli Cooper, “Tootsie”; Amber Gray, “Hadestown”; Sarah Stiles, “Tootsie”; Ali Stroker, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!” Mary Testa, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”THE CANADIAN PRESS Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Colombian choreographer/director Sergio Trujillo is photographed at the Mirvish rehearsal studio in Toronto on Monday, October 21, 2013. 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first_imgSEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Samsung Electronics has apologized for the sickness and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories.The announcement by the South Korean technology giant on Friday came weeks after the company and a group representing ailing Samsung workers agreed to accept compensation terms suggested by a mediator and end a highly-publicized standoff that went on for more than a decade.Samsung’s device solutions chief Kinam Kim says the company failed to “sufficiently manage health threats” at its semiconductor and liquid crystal display manufacturing lines.The civic movement against Samsung began in 2007 when taxi driver Hwang Sang-gi refused to accept as settlement after his 23-year-old daughter died of leukemia after working at a Samsung factory.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img“If you go into our schools, of course, you’ll see the orange shirts but also there are several activities that go along with that. So some schools have had assemblies where they’ve talked about the origin and the meaning behind Orange Shirt Day. Our Indigenous Education Centre has been involved with schools and providing resources and activities, such as arts and crafts. So each school celebrates and recognizes it in a different way.”Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 as a result of residential school survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad discussing her experience when she arrived at a residential school. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and schools across School District 60 are taking part in this annual campaign.Starting back in 2013, School District 60 Superintendent, Stephen Petrucci, says Orange Shirt Day is an annual campaign to raise awareness that “Every Child Matters” and to remember the terrible effects of the residential school system as part of the Reconciliation Process.According to Petrucci, not only are students and staff across the District wearing orange shirts, some schools are even holding activities to honour this day such as assemblies and Indigenous arts and crafts.last_img read more

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — FlyDubai says revenues rose to $1.7 billion in 2018, but the company ended the year with a loss of $43.5 million.In a statement Wednesday, Dubai’s government-owned budget carrier blamed fuel costs, rising interest rates and “unfavourable currency exchange movements” for the loss. It had made $1.5 billion in revenue in 2017, earning a narrow profit of $10 million that year.FlyDubai said it flew 11 million passengers last year, just slightly up from the 10.9 million it flew in 2017.The low-cost carrier has operations out of both of Dubai’s airports, including Dubai International Airport, which is ranked the world’s busiest for international travel. FlyDubai also has code-share flights with Dubai’s flagship long-haul carrier Emirates.The Associated Press read more

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In a statement to Tilburg University in the Netherlands, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate, the Secretary-General noted the competing claims of sovereignty and intervention, and the balance between the rights of States and the rights of individuals.”After Srebrenica, after Rwanda, after genocide, all of us need to affirm that sovereignty means responsibilities as well as power; and that among those responsibilities, none is more important than protecting citizens from violence in war,” he stressed.Since the 11 September terror attacks in the United States, there was a danger that crucial liberties could be sacrificed in pursuit of security, the Secretary-General said, adding that any sacrifice of freedom or the rule of law within States could “hand the terrorists a victory that no act of theirs alone could possibly bring.”The Secretary-General and his wife, Nane, had arrived earlier Thursday in The Hague, where they had a private lunch with Queen Beatrix, according to a UN spokesman. After another day of meetings tomorrow in the Netherlands, the couple will travel to France on Sunday before returning to New York next week. read more

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In a statement issued in Baghdad, Mr. Vieira de Mello, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, deplored the attack “as he would any attack on international and non-governmental organizations.”A local guard was wounded and two IOM vehicles along with the wall of the compound were damaged.Established in 1951 as an intergovernmental organization to resettle European displaced persons, refugees and migrants, IOM has now grown to encompass a variety of migration management activities throughout the world. It has been active in Iraq since before the current hostilities. read more

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by Ken Sweet, The Associated Press Posted Jan 14, 2016 5:18 am MDT Last Updated Jan 14, 2016 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – JPMorgan Chase & Co. says its fourth-quarter profits rose 9 per cent from a year earlier, helped by strong performance in its consumer banking division.The largest U.S. bank by assets said Thursday it earned $4.91 billion after payments to preferred shareholders. That compares to a profit of $4.49 billion a year earlier. On a per share basis, the bank earned $1.32 per share, compared with $1.19 per share a year earlier.The bank’s results beat the $1.26 per share analysts had been expecting.Net revenue at the bank totalled $22.89 billion, compared with $22.75 billion in the same period a year earlier.For the full year, JPMorgan earned $22.41 billion, up 12 per cent from a year earlier.Shares of JPMorgan rose 1 per cent in pre-market trading. JPMorgan 4Q results rise 9 per cent, beats estimates read more

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A person briefed on the bargaining says General Motors has offered the United Auto Workers to make new products at two assembly plants it had planned to close.The person says the company offered to build a new all-electric pickup truck at a factory in Detroit that is slated to close next year. The plant in Lordstown, Ohio, which already has stopped making cars, would become a battery manufacturing plant in addition to the possibility of building electric vehicles for a company called Workhorse.The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to disclose details of the proposal, which haven’t been revealed publicly.Related Article: UPDATE: Striking W.Va. teachers picket, pack CapitolTalks between the union and GM broke off Sunday and the union says it plans to go on strike just before midnight.____10:45 a.m.General Motors says it presented what it believes was a strong offer to the roughly 49,000 workers at its U.S. plants, including improved wages and benefits and investments in eight facilities in four states.The automaker says in a news release that it is disappointed by the United Auto Workers union’s decision to have its members at GM plants go on strike just before midnight on Sunday.GM says its bargainers “negotiated in good faith and with a sense of urgency,” and that its goal remains to “build a strong future” for its workers and business.Union spokesman Brian Rothenberg said at a news conference that although it’s still possible the two sides could hammer out a last-minute agreement, it would be hard to believe they could resolve so many issues before 11:59 p.m.The strike will affect GM plants in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, New York, Texas and elsewhere in the U.S.___10:05 a.m.The United Auto Workers union says its contract negotiations with General Motors have broken down and its roughly 49,000 members will go on strike just before midnight on Sunday.The union’s contract with GM expired Saturday night and union officials said the two sides were far apart on economic issues.___10:40 a.m.A United Auto Workers official says the union’s General Motors workers will strike if the automaker “refuses to give even an inch” in contract negotiations.UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg says in a news release that such a strike would begin Sunday night.The union let its contract with GM expire on Saturday, raising the possibility of a strike. UAW leaders are meeting Sunday in Detroit to discuss the union’s next steps.Union leaders have said the two sides are far apart on economic issues.GM said in a statement Saturday night that it still held out hope for an agreement, saying it continues to work on solutions to difficult challenges.___8:15 a.m.The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers expired Saturday, but workers were told to report to jobs as negotiations continued and the prospect of a national strike loomed.The union let the contract lapse, raising the possibility of a strike as early as Sunday night.There was a wrinkle. About 850 UAW-represented janitors with Aramark, a separate company, went on strike Sunday after working under an extended contract since March 2018.The strike covered eight GM facilities in Ohio and Michigan. It appeared that GM workers were crossing picket lines Sunday set up by their own union. The Detroit Free Press reported that GM workers at a Flint, Michigan, truck plant reluctantly passed picketers.GM said it has contingency plans for the Aramark strike.___12:15 a.m.The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers has expired as negotiations on a new deal continue.Union officials told GM they would let the contract lapse just before midnight Saturday, increasing the risk of a strike as early as Sunday night. Union members working Sunday were to report as scheduled.There was a wrinkle. About 850 UAW-represented janitors who work for a separate company, Aramark, at eight GM facilities went on strike Sunday. Factory workers may not cross their picket lines.UAW Vice President Terry Dittes (DIT-ez) tells members in a letter that the union and GM are far apart on economic issues. Talks continued Sunday.Two groups of union leaders will meet Sunday to decide the next steps.GM said it’s prepared to negotiate around-the-clock. DETROIT (AP) – The Latest on labor strife at General Motors factories (all times local):11:50 a.m.- Advertisement – read more

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It had been 36 years since the Ohio State men’s golf team introduced a new head coach. With the retirement of legendary coach Jim Brown, however, the program has ushered in its new leader, Donnie Darr.Darr, an Ohio native and all-conference golfer during his college career at Kent State, spent time coaching Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Akron and his alma mater prior to coming to Columbus. He is only the tenth head coach in the program’s history and his hiring has served as a homecoming of sorts.“This is a huge opportunity for me,” Darr said. “To come home and coach Ohio State is my dream job, and not many people get to experience their dream job.”For Darr, a father of four, the job represents more than just career advancement.“More than anything, it’s great for my family,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to raise my kids near family.”Darr’s job comes with great responsibility and, perhaps more importantly, some big shoes to fill. His predecessor, Jim Brown, who had been the head coach since 1973, left as the most tenured coach in the program’s 88-year history.“Anytime you follow someone so great it’s tough,” Darr said. “But you can’t worry about it too much. I try not to get caught up in all of that. The key is to respect the history and the tradition, but to move on, work hard, and just do the best you can.”In a program that has been absent of change for so long, the entrance of a new head coach has brought drastic difference to the team. For Brad Wright, a senior and a team captain, the differences have not gone unnoticed.“[Brown and Darr] are 100 percent opposites,” Wright said, “Not to say one is better than the other, but they are certainly very different.”Wright began his college career in Akron where Darr was coaching at the time. Prior to the 2007 season, when Darr left for Oklahoma State, Wright made the decision to transfer to Ohio State. He then redshirted the season because of an NCAA rule regarding transfers, and played one year under Brown before being reunited with Darr.“I was thrilled when coach Darr got the job,” Wright said, “He is in my opinion, if not the best, one of the best coaches in the country. I couldn’t have scripted it any better. To begin and end my career with coach Darr is great.”Wright points to Darr’s motivation abilities as his biggest asset as head coach.“Coach Darr is the most competitive person I’ve ever met and, as a team, we feed off that,” he said, “He finds a way to always get the most out of his players and teaches them to carry themselves as champions on and off the course.”Wright, who played in every round of the 2008-2009 season, had a very important role on last year’s team that qualified for the NCAA championships. Following last season’s success, Wright has high expectations for this team and it all begins with his coach.“We hope to win the Big Ten without a doubt,” Wright said, “Coach Darr will be such a huge asset for us and, talent-wise, there isn’t a team in the conference that will be any better than us.”As for Darr, he says he’s thinking more “big picture” with his goals, but he’s certainly expecting success and hopes to put his stamp on the program.“I don’t think we need some big list of goals,” Darr said. “We just need to do the right things and recruit the right kids. We want good students, good players, guys who love Ohio State and, most importantly, have a passion for the game of golf.”If the track record of head coaches is any indication, Darr will certainly have plenty of time to make his mark on the program. read more

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A luxury mansion used to host wild hen and stag parties has been shut down after neighbours complained about inflatable penises strewn across lawns and “butlers in the buff”.The £1million property in Talbot Woods, Dorset, was being let out by millionaire businessman Max Walker to revelers who “shouted and swore at all hours” and behaved as if they were on “the main strip in Ibiza”.Neighbours complained of being kept awake by drunken antics at the five-bedroom detached house, including music blaring from loudspeakers, nude butlers at hen parties and phallic-shaped objects being thrown around outside.One resident said: “I think the groups who rented the property out were under the impression they were on the main strip in Ibiza, not a quiet residential neighbourhood in Bournemouth.”Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council said it had received dozens of complaints and took the case to court.It was ruled that the property would be subject to a closure order lasting three months – the maximum period allowed by law.The mansion’s owner, Stephen Millar, and Mr Walker, who was letting it out by agreement with Mr Millar, are only allowed to attend the premises to clean up and dismantle the hot tub, a judge ruled at Poole Magistrates’ Court.   The property was being advertised as ‘The Stag House and The Party House’ on the website Adventure Connections. It is the latest expensive property in the Bournemouth and Poole area to be rented out for parties, with landlords charging up to £3,000 for a weekend. 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. A boarded up window at the luxury property which large groups of revelers had been renting for raucous pre-wedding celebrations Lee Tharme, an anti-social behaviour officer for the council, told the court that there had been groups of up to 20 people partying at the house, and that a noise abatement notice and community protection warning had both been ignored.He said: “The gatherings result in a massive amount of noise and we have had 29 out of hours service calls after 6pm. They have a total disregard for people.”Prosecutors claimed that Mr Millar once texted Mr Walker, writing: “I won’t tolerate this anymore Max. This is your last chance – too many hens and stags.”District judge Stephen Nicholls granted the local council their application for a closure order under Section 80 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. A boarded up window at the luxury property which large groups of revelers had been renting for raucous pre-wedding celebrationsCredit:BNPS /BNPS  read more

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first_imgWhile we’ve seen great improvements in LED lighting over the past few years, there is still a lack of very bright replacement bulbs. It’s easy to go out to Home Depot and pick up an LED bulb that is as bright as a 40W or 60W incandescent, but 75W- and 100W-equivalents are a different story. Earlier this year, around the time of the LightFair tradeshow, we heard that GE, Osram, and Philips would be coming out with a their 100W-equivalent (1600+ lumens) lamps some time in 2012, but now we know that news was more than wishful thinking. Philips has confirmed at their 100W-equivalent LED lamp, the A21 LED, will be available in December.The A21 LED, which I’m currently testing, looks like the bulbs in AmbientLED/EnduraLED family but those naming conventions have been ended so the description will be the bulb’s name. The lamp consumes 22W, puts out 1780 lumens, operates at warm white (2700K), and is rated for 25,000 hours of life. It’s dimmable and has a CRI rating of 80.One important detail to know about the bulb is that it’s an “A21”, which refers to the shape and size. A standard, household bulb is an A19 which is 2.375 inches in diameter, while A21 is 2.625 inches. That might not make a difference most of the time, but it will in some fixtures. The new model is considerable taller than a standard Philips LED bulb as well, at about 5 inches (including the socket). Philips also used the A21 size with their 17W, 1100 lumen (75W-equivalent) LED bulb.Philips L Prize Winner vs A21 LEDWhile the difference between A19 and A21 is negligible to many buyers, the increased size and surface area does help Philips get around the pesky heat issues that often occur when trying to produce so much light. Some other manufacturers, especially those who are going through great pains to produce a 100W-equivalent, would call this cheating, but it is helping to speed along the release higher lumen bulbs.Osram Sylvania’s upcoming 1600 lumen model is also an A21 while GE’s will use SynJet active cooling from Nuventix. The Switch100 bulb should be available before too long (no date has been announced) and that will use the company’s standard design, but that design is liquid-cooled. In other words, everyone has had to take some unconventional steps to get to 1600+ lumens.At 81 lumens per watt the A21 LED is not as efficient as the company’s L Prizing winning bulb, but it does hit a respectable number. Their standard 12.5W model produces 800 lumens making for 64 lm/w. That’s a rather pedestrian number by today’s standard, but the bulb is available for about $20.Over the course its life Philips expects the A21 LED to save its owner around $214 in energy spending, making for a nice return-on-investment for anyone that wants to invest now and save later. With an expected price of about $65 in December, these will be quite expensive to buy in bulk.Along with the A21 Philips also announced the DimTone BR30 LED lamp. This is a directional bulb, often used as a floor or spotlight. The BR30 uses Philips’ Airflux technology, which optimizes cooling and means the bulb does not require an expensive, finned heat sink.Aside from that, the DimTone BR30’s selling point is that it goes from 2700K to 2200K when it dims, producing a warmer tone that is closer to that of a dimmed incandescent. It’s dimmable to under 5% of its full lighting capacity — most bulbs just turn completely off well above that point.The DimTone BR30 will be available in late November, though the price is still unknown.More reading: How blue LEDs produce white lightlast_img read more

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After all Ribery was happy for Frances World Cup win

first_imgThe Bayern Munich footballer quit the national team in 2014 and has a very difficult relationship with his country, but he was proud after Russia 2018Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery withdrew from international football just before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.The French footballer missed the chance to go to that World Cup after reporting back problems.But he has spoken about it, and it was something more complex, as he did not felt welcome in the squad.But now his teammate Corentin Tolisso has revealed how Ribery was “proud” of France winning the 2018 World Cup.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“[Ribery] congratulated me, of course,” Tolisso told France Football as echoed by Goal.“Even if the relationship between Franck and France is complicated, he was happy for me, for us.”“He is a good person and he was very proud of the France team,” he added.The former Lyon footballer has made 14 appearances with France since 2017, including 5 during the last World Cup.last_img read more

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first_imgA few years back, I was minding my own business (honest!) in downtown Vancouver when the blue lights flashed behind my ’86 Prelude.“Me?” I incredulously asked myself. “Really?”OK, OK, I got caught going — I think — eight miles over in a 25 mph zone.As I was getting the lecture — and the ticket — my mind quickly moved to something else:Making sure everyone knew I had received a ticket.So a few days later, I wrote about it in my column.Now, driving eight miles over the speed limit is not one of the seven deadly sins and, frankly, you’d rarely see us write a story about somebody getting a speeding ticket. But still, I felt like I had to hold myself to a higher standard.Why?Because there are other people in this community whom I will want to hold to a higher standard.And what’s good for them is good for me.Say the mayor gets a ticket for speeding (yeah, right). We’d write about it.Sure, there will be those who say, “What’s the big deal? Nothing to see here. Move along.”But there really is an expectation — especially for elected officials — to always do the right thing.Same is true for folks like police officers and firefighters.And again — if a journalist is expected to hold others accountable, we should be held accountable as well.oooI thought about this when I read a story on Bob Caldwell’s death.Caldwell was The Oregonian’s editorial page editor. He died Saturday of a heart attack.The Oregonian honored him with a very nice story, writing about what he meant to the paper and the community.I would have done exactly the same thing.The day the story appeared, more news about Caldwell’s death came out.And it was unbecoming.Caldwell had not died behind the wheel of his car as the paper was first told. Rather, the 63-year-old married man died in the apartment of a 23-year-old woman. They were having sex.And that woman was not his wife.According to the young woman, she had met Caldwell some months ago at Portland Community College. Because she was low on cash, Caldwell gave her money to buy books and other things.In exchange, he got sex.Faced with this new information, what would The Oregonian’s editors do? Well, they did the right thing, of course. They reported it.Now, let’s be honest. If we were to do a story about every politician and high-profile community member who was cheating on a spouse, we wouldn’t have the room in the paper.So it might be a more difficult decision to do a story if it was just passion run amok.But Caldwell was paying for it.I also thought about Caldwell’s family, the real victims here. They have to live through this exposure.But then, everyone we write about — who has done bad things — has to live through the exposure.Journalists are no better and no worse than the rest of the eclectic species we belong to.But it is an eye-opener, for us, when we get written about. Lou Brancaccio is The Columbian’s editor. Reach him at 360-735-4505 or lou.brancaccio@columbian.com. Twitter: http://twitter.com/lounews.last_img read more

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first_imgDays after India carried out the anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test as part of Mission Shakti, Jim Bridenstine, the head of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), branded India’s destruction of one of its satellites a “terrible thing” on Monday, April 1.Bridenstine was addressing employees of NASA after India shot down a low-orbiting satellite in a weapon test to register itself to become an elite space superpower. The only three other members of space super league are the United States, Russia and China. India became the fourth country to join the club. NASA chief says India’s anti-satellite weapon test is a new threat for astronauts aboard the International Space Station.TwitterBridenstine said that India’s ASAT test created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to a new threat for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Bridenstine continued to say that this type of risk to humans in space, and low Earth orbit operations, was just not acceptable.”Not all of the pieces were big enough to track. What we are tracking right now, objects big enough to track – we’re talking about 10 centimetres or bigger – about 60 pieces have been tracked,” Bridenstine said. Addressing the employees at the town hall meeting, Bridenstine said, “That is a terrible, terrible thing, to create an event that sends debris in an apogee that goes above the ISS. That kind of activity is not compatible with the future of human spaceflight.” His speech was also live-streamed on NASA TV. Jim Bridenstine, head of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.Space.com”It’s unacceptable and NASA needs to be very clear about what its impact to us is.” Bridenstine said that NASA, along with the Combined Space Operations Center (part of US Strategic Command), had estimated that the risk to the ISS of small-debris impact had risen by 44 percent over a period of 10 days. “The good thing is, it’s low enough in Earth orbit that over time this will all dissipate,” Bridenstine said — whereas much of the debris from a 2007 Chinese anti-satellite test is still in orbit.What is Mission Shakti -ASAT?The Anti-satellite weapon (ASAT), which destroyed a live satellite on Low Earth Orbit (LEO), is made by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). ASAT are space weapons designed to disable or destroy satellites for strategic military purposes. Testing this missile today, India showed its military might in space as it became the 4th country to become a part of the elite space superpower club.Generally, almost all military satellites orbit up to 2,000 km above the earth’s surface in LEO. As per reports, no country has used ASAT system in warfare till now but multiple countries have shot down their own (defunct) satellites to demonstrate their ASAT capabilities in a show of force. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/2:20Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:14?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img ‘Terrible, terrible thing’, created 400 pieces of debris: NASA Chief on India’s ASAT testlast_img read more

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first_imgIndian stock markets opened October trading on a positive note with both the benchmark indices — the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty — ending Monday’s trading with gains of about 1.40 percent each. The rally led by realty, auto and power stocks was aided by easing tensions between India and Pakistan after the national security advisers (NSAs) talked to each other.The gains in indices coincide with the first meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting that began on Monday and will conclude on Tuesday after which the MPC will announce its statement on interest rate, inflation and GDP.The BSE Sensex gained 377 points, or 1.35 percent, to close at 28,243, while the NSE Nifty ended 127 points higher at 8,738. The first meeting of the MPC will deliberate on interest rate and other key policy issues; the committee will be releasing its statement on Tuesday at 2.30pm.Previously in the day, Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on foreign affairs, was quoted as saying by IANS that the NSAs of the two countries — Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Nasser Janjua — talked to each other to ease tensions in the wake of the recent “surgical strikes” by the Indian Army on terror launchpads along the LoC in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.”Both the officials stressed on the need to establish contact to reduce tensions along the Line of Control,” Aziz said.Stocks that gained the most on Monday were from rate-sensitive realty, auto and power sectors. Top gainers in the realty space included Prestige Estates (5.14 percent), DLF (4.45 percent), HDIL (4.25 percent) and Sobha (2.62 percent).Auto stocks that rallied included Maruti Suzuki (3.70 percent to close at Rs. 5,681.85), Hero Motocorp (3.18 percent to end at Rs. 3,523) and Mahindra (2.64 percent at Rs. 1,443.05).Among other stocks, Adani Ports gained 3 percent to close at Rs. 264.45, while scrips that hit a new 52-week-high on Monday included Hindustan Zinc (Rs. 262.80), SRF (Rs. 1,907.30) and Zee Entertainment (Rs. 588.80).last_img read more

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first_imgBethesda confirmed last week that there is absolutely no chance now of anyone else pre-ordering the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition complete with a real Pip-Boy to wear on your wrist. They simply cannot get anymore real Pip-Boys made, and so we expect some very high-priced Fallout 4 eBay auctions following the November 10 launch day.If you missed out on the pre-order, though, fear not as 3D printing is coming to the rescue.The real Pip-Boy included with the game is essentially a piece of plastic that your smartphone sits inside. Anything plastic can be reproduced with a 3D printer as long as you have the schematics and printer to create one. 3D printers are becoming ever more common and falling in price, so that’s one part of this puzzle. The other comes from Fallout fan Yvo de Haas, who has released the necessary schematics for the Pip-Boy.You can see the finished Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV in the video below:The schematics are available to download from Haas’ website. The phone version is available now in three different sizes, but an accurate version is listed as coming soon.3D printing your Pip-Boy is a much more involved process than simply ordering one, obviously, but it could also be a very satisfying build. As well as printing the base unit, you’ll need a range of screws, wire, glue, sandpaper, a battery, LEDs, and a switch among other things, all of which are detailed by Haas on his website. You’re also going to need to paint it for that authentic look.The schematics are being shared under a Creative Commons license, meaning you are free to copy, redistribute, remix, transform, and build the Pip-Boy, even commercially. That opens the door for someone with an established 3D printing operation to potentially offer pre-built Pip-Boys, although, Bethesda may take issue with that.last_img read more

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Google is testing Never Slow Mode feature in Chrome

first_imgGoogle is testing Never Slow Mode feature in Chrome by Martin Brinkmann on February 05, 2019 in Google Chrome – 18 commentsA new commit on the Chromium development site suggests that Google is testing a new feature for Chrome called Never Slow Mode designed to speed up the loading of webpages.Websites have grown in size significantly over the years. A KeyCDN analysis found that the average webpage size increased from about 700 Kilobytes in 2010 to 2300 Kilobytes in 2016.Internet speeds on the other hand have not increased nearly as much in that time in many regions and the same is true for computing resources; this leads to longer loading and processing times.Google published prototype code recently on the Chromium development site that addresses some of that. The main idea behind Never Slow Mode is to introduce budgets for certain types of resources.Currently blocks large scripts, sets budgets for certain resource types (script, font, css,  images), turns off document.write(), clobbers sync XHR, enables client-hints pervasively, and buffers resources without `Content-Length` set. Budgets are re-set on interaction (click/tap/scroll). Long script tasks (> 200ms) pause all page execution until next interaction.Values tested right now include limits for stylesheets, images, scripts, and fonts. Stylesheets for instance are limited to a size of 100 Kilobytes and images to a total image budget of 2 Megabytes.Resources that exceed the budget are blocked by the browser. Google notes that some resource types, e.g. Service Workers, are not restricted, and that the size limits apply to the compressed state of resources.Dinsan Francis found the description of the experimental flag in the code. It is called Enable Never-Slow Mode:Enables an experimental browsing mode that restricts resource loading and runtime processing to deliver a consistently fast experience. WARNING: may silently break content!;Google warns that the feature may break sites as content is blocked. There is also the –enable-features=NeverSlowMode startup parameter to enable the feature in Chrome. Both don’t work at the time of writing.It is unclear, at this point, if blocked content will be loaded when resources are available again or blocked for good. Blocking scripts, images, and other content types could certainly break a lot of websites. It will be interesting to see how Google plans to address that.Now You: Would you like to see something like this implemented?SummaryArticle NameGoogle is testing Never Slow Mode feature in ChromeDescriptionA new commit on the Chromium development site suggests that Google is testing a new feature for Chrome called Never Slow Mode.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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