Neymar backed to match Messi & Ronaldo at World Cup

first_imgNeymar Neymar can match Messi & Ronaldo at World Cup – Zanetti Josh Challies Last updated 1 year ago 19:41 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar cropped Getty Images Neymar World Cup Brazil Brazil v Switzerland Switzerland Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Hopes are high for Brazil ahead of the World Cup in Russia, where the Ballon d’Or hopeful will look to lead his side to glory Former Argentina international Javier Zanetti believes Neymar is nearing the same level as serial Ballon d’Or winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.The Brazil international was the star of the show for his nation in their home World Cup four years ago, only for his involvement to be cut short following an injury suffered in the quarter-final victory over Colombia.Neymar subsequently missed the semi-final against Germany, where his team suffered a humbling 7-1 defeat against eventual winners Germany, but will hope to lead his side to glory this year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Already capped 85 times, Neymar caught the headlines last year with a record transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain as he continued his quest to become the world’s best.While Messi and Ronaldo are still viewed as the top two, Zanetti feels the PSG forward – who has recovered from a foot injury in time to feature in Russia – is not far behind.”Neymar is very strong, has great quality and is very close to Messi and Ronaldo,” he told Mediaset.”I believe that this World Cup can be his consecration.”Brazil begin their campaign against Switzerland on Sunday, before completing their Group E fixtures against Costa Rica and Serbia.last_img read more

Know Your Rights: What to Do If You Are Arrested

first_img Additionally, where a child is in conflict with the law and has to be placed under arrest, the child should be told at the time of arrest in plain, simple, child-friendly language the reason for the detention. Additionally, the child’s parents or guardians should be immediately notified by the police of the arrest and the reason for the arrest. Head of the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, is encouraging Jamaicans to know their rights and the correct protocol for arrest under the law. Story Highlights Under Section 15 of the Constabulary Force Act, it is lawful for any Constable, without warrant, to apprehend any person found committing any offence punishable upon indictment or summary conviction, and to take him before a Justice to enquire into the circumstance of the alleged offence. Head of the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, is encouraging Jamaicans to know their rights and the correct protocol for arrest under the law.Speaking with JIS News, Ms. Lindsay states that the police may carry out an arrest for different reasons, such as to prevent an offence, to prevent the continuation of an offence and to prevent escape.She says that regardless of the circumstances leading to an arrest, the basic rights of the individual should be observed at all times during the process.“The police officer will carry out an arrest in three main ways… on view, which is when you detect an offence taking place… on information from a third party, that is, when someone comes to the police station and makes a report. There is an investigation and (an) arrest is made based on the information provided. We also conduct Arrest on Warrant,” Superintendent Lindsay explains.Under Section 15 of the Constabulary Force Act, it is lawful for any Constable, without warrant, to apprehend any person found committing any offence punishable upon indictment or summary conviction, and to take him before a Justice to enquire into the circumstance of the alleged offence.The law also provides for the persons to be committed to the nearest jail, prison or lock-up to be dealt with, or to grant the person bail in accordance with the Bail Act.Ms. Lindsay states that in a normal arrest procedure, the officer identifies himself or herself to the individual and informs the person of the offence for which he or she is being arrested and charged. The officer then restrains and cautions the individual.An essential aspect of the arrest is the ‘caution’, which notifies the offender of his/her rights during the process, particularly the right to remain silent, as anything said will be taken down in writing and used as evidence in court.Following the caution, the police should then escort the detainee to the station. Here, it is determined whether the person is eligible to be granted bail at the station level, or is to be remanded in custody for the matter to be brought before a Magistrate to grant or deny the bail application.Ms. Lindsay also advises persons to carry proper identification (driver’s licence, passport, voter’s ID) when going to the station.“If you don’t have proper identification when you are taken to the police station, you can’t get bail (because) you cannot be properly identified. So it is important that you have some kind of proper identification. If you don’t have it on your person, then you will be required to ask someone to bring some form of identification,” she says.If, however, the person refuses or is unable to give the security (money or property) required as a condition for bail, it is lawful for the officer or sub-officer to detain the person in custody until such person can be brought before a Justice and dealt with in like manner, as is directed in the case of someone apprehended under the Act without warrant.For persons with special needs, such as a medical condition, provision should be made, as these persons have a right to medical care.Other rights include the right to meals for the duration of confinement, as well as the right to a safe environment, to the extent that the person is to be protected from harm and injury while in police custody. This is particularly important in the case of persons with mental illness.“We have to ensure that they are separated from the other prisoners, so that they are not put in a situation where they are vulnerable or cause harm to the other detainees,” Ms. Lindsay states.Once at the police station, the remanded person is entitled to a phone call to notify someone of the arrest.Ms. Lindsay explains that more than one phone call is permissible to ensure that someone is notified of the person’s arrest and for the person to make arrangements for legal counsel and for the care of dependents.Where a minor is present at the point of arrest, the offender is allowed to call someone to take custody of the child. If there is no one, the police will then contact the Child Development Agency (CDA) to make arrangements for the child to be placed in State care until the person is granted bail, at which time they can retrieve the child.Meanwhile the Head of the Corporate Communications Unit says that arrested persons are also entitled to legal representation, and if a detainee cannot afford a lawyer, the government provides representation through the Legal Aid Council.“Once a person indicates that they cannot afford a lawyer, then the police will make contact with [an] attorney. Usually, you will find that attorneys are assigned to different parts of the island. The police will have a list of persons who are approved legal counsels … and you make arrangements for one of them to come in and represent the person who is being charged,” she explains.Also, the person should be interviewed in the presence of his/her attorney so that there is legal guidance throughout the process.Additionally, where a child is in conflict with the law and has to be placed under arrest, the child should be told at the time of arrest in plain, simple, child-friendly language the reason for the detention. Additionally, the child’s parents or guardians should be immediately notified by the police of the arrest and the reason for the arrest.The police are not permitted to question the child without legal representation. The Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) or Duty Counsel on the Legal Aid List is to be immediately contacted by the police where a child suspect is arrested and does not have legal representation. A child who is not charged within 24 hours of being arrested or detained, should be released into the care of the parents or guardians.As it relates to bail application, depending on the gravity and nature of the charge, the detainee is entitled to bail. Bail can be granted at the station level for minor offences, or on the likelihood of the individual appearing before a court for a trial.Section 25 of the Act states that the officer or sub-officer in charge of the police station or lock-up shall grant bail to that person in accordance with the Bail Act, unless the person has been taken into custody on a charge of murder, treason or treason felony.The officer is charged with ensuring that the dignity of the detainee is maintained throughout the process (no draping or dragging of the individual). As far as is practicable, handcuffs must be used on males and violent females.Just as the police officer is guided by certain responsibilities in the arrest procedure, so too the individual that is being arrested must observe certain protocols.Ms. Lindsay advises persons to cooperate with the justice officials.“Once you are approached by the police and informed that you will be arrested, and you are notified of the offence, we want persons to cooperate with the police and not try to resist, because that could lead to an additional charge of resisting arrest. Don’t fight the police, because that could lead to another charge of assaulting the police. So we advise persons to cooperate with the (arrest) process,” she advises.(If during arrest an individual feels his/her rights have been violated, there are several avenues for redress.On the advice of their attorney, civil action can be taken against the police and the Government to prove that the individual’s rights were violated by the police officers acting on behalf of the State.Persons can also make a formal complaint and document the incident with the Police Complaints Department in the Inspectorate of the Constabulary Force. Complaints can also be lodged with the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).Persons can also contact the Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights, Jamaicans for Justice or the Office of the Public Defender for redress.last_img read more

Swire Inks Conditional Agreement to Purchase Pacifica …

first_imgzoom The China Navigation Company (CNCo), the deep sea shipping arm of the multinational Swire Group, has signed a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire Pacifica  Shipping (Pacifica) from the Skeggs Group of companies in New Zealand. CNCo has been a long term participant in the New Zealand’s maritime and transport industry. The first Swire vessel called to New Zealand 130 years ago. Today Swire has extensive  interests in agencies, stevedoring, logistics and multipurpose liner shipping services. Swire Shipping, CNCo’s liner shipping arm, currently operates five independent multi-purpose liner services from New Zealand to Asia, Australia, North America and the Pacific Islands.Brodie Stevens, Country Manager CNCo (New Zealand) said “We are optimistic that the purchase will be completed in the coming weeks. We will be increasing our investment in New Zealand’s shipping and logistics industry. We look forward to expanding and improving the valuable domestic transport solutions which Pacifica currently provides and we are confident that the operational and environmental benefits of coastal shipping will continue to play a significant role in the sustainability of New Zealand’s transport infrastructure.”Based on the sale proceeding, Pacifica will remain an independent operation headquartered in Auckland. Steve Chapman, CEO Pacifica, confirmed it will be business as usual for  Pacifica and the existing management team has CNCo’s full support in continuing to provide the highest levels of service delivery which our customers have come to expect over the last 28 years.“We have found a traditional shipowner and operator who respects the history and recognise the significant contribution which Pacifica has made to the New Zealand transport  industry. We are confident of CNCo’s commitment to the sale process and the fact that they are willing to invest in the next stage of Pacifica’s growth,” said David Skeggs, Managing Director of the Skeggs Group.CNCo’s vision is to be the leading provider of sustainable shipping solutions and its customers’ partner of choice.CNCo, December 17, 2013last_img read more

US Denies Request for Puerto Rico Jones Act Waiver

first_imgzoom The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has denied a request for Jones Act waiver to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.The Jones Act prohibits the transportation of cargo between points in the US. In wake of a number of hurricanes which hit the country recently, the DHS waived the act in an effort to help speed up the recovery of the affected areas.However, although the waiver was introduced after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the officials informed that waiving the Jones Act would not help address Puerto Rico’s main impediment to shipping, damaged ports, according to Reuters.On September 25, US Representative Nydia M. Velázquez led Members of Congress in writing the US Department of Homeland Security calling a temporary waiver of the Jones Act in order to expedite supplies being shipped into the island’s ports.“The President must waive the Jones Act for one year. The aftermath of Hurricane Maria is nothing short of a humanitarian crisis. Puerto Ricans are without food, clean water and electricity. We must use every tool at our disposal to channel assistance to the Island,” Velázquez said.In a letter to the DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, US Senator John McCain urged the department to waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico, and asked DHS to assess how a long-term waiver or full repeal of the Jones Act would impact recovery efforts of hurricane-damaged communities, including in Florida and Texas.“I am very concerned by the Department’s decision not to waive the Jones Act for current relief efforts in Puerto Rico, which is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis following Hurricane Maria.“It is unacceptable to force the people of Puerto Rico to pay at least twice as much for food, clean drinking water, supplies and infrastructure due to Jones Act requirements as they work to recover from this disaster. Now, more than ever, it is time to realize the devastating effect of this policy and implement a full repeal of this archaic and burdensome Act,” McCain said.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Neymar set to return for Brazil v Colombia Tite

first_imgMiami: Brazil coach Tite said Neymar will make a long-awaited return from injury when the South American champions take on Colombia in a friendly in Miami on Friday. Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has not played since suffering an ankle injury in a friendly against Qatar in June which ruled him out of the Copa America. However, Tite on Thursday said the striker had been declared fit and ready to return against the Colombians in Friday’s game at the Hard Rock Stadium. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”Clinically he has recovered from the injury that as everyone remembers removed him from the Copa America,” Tite said. “If he wasn’t fit, he wouldn’t be with the national team. We are not irresponsible to force a situation when it concerns the athlete’s health,” Tite added. “Me and the coaching staff will be very attentive to his development. He is ready, he is capable of doing what the team needs,” he added. Brazil went on to win the Copa America crown without Neymar in July, their first victory in the tournament since 2007. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSince then Neymar has been embroiled in a protracted saga, which saw him fail in his attempts to engineer a move back to Barcelona from PSG. Tite, meanwhile, said he expects a demanding test of his team against Colombia, who were eliminated in the quarter-finals of this year’s Copa America. “It will be a strong confrontation. We all know the quality of the Colombian national team,” Tite said. While the game will mark the return of Neymar, Tite also plans to hand a debut to Real Madrid’s 19-year-old Vinicius Jr. “I’m happy to be here realising my dream,” Vinicius said. “It’s hard to believe that at 19 I’m here next to the best players, next to my idol (Neymar) and the players I’d always supported,” he told a press conference. Colombia meanwhile will be without star attackers Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez.last_img read more

Catholic dioceses commission retired judge to look into sex abuse allegations

first_imgMONTREAL — Church dioceses in Quebec have appointed a retired judge to assess the number of people alleging they were sexually abused as minors by Catholic clergy over almost seven decades.The Archdiocese of the Catholic Church of Montreal says in a statement today that five dioceses have commissioned Anne-Marie Trahan to do an external audit of their archives.It says the former judge of the Superior Court of Quebec will look at the “number and the nature of well-founded allegations of sexual abuse of minors made against Catholic clergy and mandated lay personnel from 1950 to the present.”The statement says Archbishop Christian Lepine approached Trahan in order to find the truth and “shed light on past practices,” adding that she is expected to begin the audit in September.The review, which will focus on people working in the five diocesan parishes, services and institutions, is expected to take up to two years.It says Trahan accepted the role after being assured she would have access to the required files covering the nearly 70-year period, and that the findings will be published.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Paris protesters try to revive yellow vest movement

first_imgPARIS — Hundreds of protesters are trying to breathe new life into France’s apparently waning yellow vest movement with marches in Paris and gatherings in other cities, but numbers appeared down on their first demonstration of the new year.There were no reports of violence on the eighth consecutive Saturday of yellow vest protests, in contrast to some December demonstrations that degenerated into chaotic violence. Paris Metro lines were open.Authorities have warned that they won’t tolerate illegal acts. One known figure in the movement, Eric Drouet, was detained overnight this week for allegedly organizing an illegal demonstration. On Friday, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said those still protesting “want insurrection.”The movement is named after fluorescent vests French motorists must keep in cars.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ontarios Auditor General releases report

A “culture of entitlement” is driving your hydro rates up. That’s according to Ontario’s Auditor General. Bonnie Lysik released her first annual report on government spending Tuesday afternoon and while she had concerns about everything from the condition of provincial parks to the number of doctors in the province, the most glaring examples of public servants helping themselves to our tax dollars came from Ontario Power Generation, the government corporation that provides our electricity. read more

Ban welcomes release of two US nationals held by DPR Korea

The two US citizens, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, were released today following negotiations and are reportedly on their way back home. According to media reports, the two had been sentenced to hard labour in the DPRK after their separate arrests in November 2012 and April 2014, respectively.In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, the Secretary-General welcomed the news of the release of Mr. Bae and Mr. Miller, adding that he was “relieved” the two were “safely returning home.” In addition, Mr. Ban voiced appreciation for the DPRK’s decision to release them following the last month’s release Mr. Jeffrey Fowle – another US citizen who had been detained by DPRK authorities.“The Secretary-General hopes that this positive momentum for improving relations among the concerned parties for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and beyond will be built on,” concluded Mr. Ban’s statement.The release of Mr. Bae and Mr. Miller comes on the heels of a political dialogue held last month between the Republic of Korea and the DPRK, following which both parties agreed to hold yet another round of high-level talks soon. read more

UN report documents horrors faced by thousands held in arbitrary detention in

The study, by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, and the UN Support Mission in the country, known as UNSMIL, estimates that some 6,500 people are being held in official prisons while thousands more are in facilities nominally under the authorities or that are directly run by armed groups, some of which are affiliated with the State.“This report lays bare not only the appalling abuses and violations experienced by Libyans deprived of their liberty, but the sheer horror and arbitrariness of such detentions, both for the victims and their families,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.One facility, believed to be the largest of its kind in western Libya, houses 2,600 people who face torture, unlawful killing, denial of adequate medical treatment and poor detention conditions.“Men, women and children across Libya are arbitrarily detained or unlawfully deprived of their liberty based on their tribal or family links and perceived political affiliations,” the report stated.“Victims have little or no recourse to judicial remedy or reparations, while members of armed groups enjoy total impunity.”The report’s findings are based on first-hand accounts and other information gathered from sources inside Libya.Some detainees have been held since 2011 in relation to the armed conflict that led to the overthrow of former President, the late Muammar Gaddafi, and a surge in armed groups.The report further stated that since renewed hostilities broke out in 2014, armed groups on all sides have rounded up suspected opponents, critics, activists, politicians and others, while hostage-taking for prisoner exchanges or ransom is also common.“Rather than reining in armed groups and integrating their members under State command and control structures, successive Libyan governments have increasingly relied on them for law enforcement, including arrests and detention; paid them salaries; and provided them with equipment and uniforms,” the report said.The authors are calling on the Libyan authorities to condemn torture, ill-treatment and summary executions of those detained, and to ensure accountability for these crimes. “These violations and abuses need to stop – and those responsible for such crimes should be held fully to account.” read more

Motor Industry supports Government on End of Life Vehicles Directive

The motor industry today welcomed the UK Governments announcement on the first stage towards implementation of the End of Life Vehicle Directive.In a written answer published this afternoon, DTI Minister, Brian Wilson MP confirmed that vehicle manufacturers would take up their responsibilities under the Directive for the historic car parc from 2007. This is in line with the dates established by the European Commission and the approach being adopted by other EU states.The motor industry had been concerned that cost free take back of all vehicles was to be introduced in the UK from 2002 – significantly damaging British manufacturing in the process.Speaking after the announcement, SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘The motor industry will continue to play its part in developing greener and more recyclable products, however, there are many beneficiaries of the motor car and they all have a role to play in an effective recycling system. Already the majority of owners do the responsible thing when disposing of their old vehicles and it is reasonable to expect all motorists to fulfill this obligation.’He continued by saying, ‘what needs to be seen now is treatment facilities becoming more efficient in order to meet the strict environmental standards required of them under the Directive. Improved productivity and price transparency will help minimize any additional costs to last owners.’Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

A Statistical Appreciation Of Li Na

Li Na, the two-time Grand Slam champion who on Friday announced her retirement, was the greatest Asian tennis player of all time. She was much more than that, too: At her best, she was as dominant as any of her peers, and she kept improving as she got older.“I’ve succeeded on the global stage in a sport that a few years ago was in its infancy in China,” Li wrote on her Facebook page.Li, the first Asian-born man or woman to reach, let alone win, a Grand Slam singles final, is right. Heading into the 1999 U.S. Open, when Li was 17 years old and ranked outside the top 300, China could boast only 0.55 percent of ranked players on the WTA Tour and just 0.35 percent of all singles ranking points, according to data I compiled this month with the help of colleagues Paul Schreiber and Andrew Flowers.Heading into this year’s U.S. Open, which ended early this month, China had 3.5 percent of ranked players and 5 percent of singles ranking points. The rise of China as a women’s tennis power coincided with, but also surpassed, the rise of women’s tennis elsewhere in Asia. Li was a major part of that rise, but other Chinese players have accompanied her on the journey. Li sat out the U.S. Open with the knee injuries that are forcing her to retire, which meant she couldn’t defend her ranking points from reaching the semifinals last year. In her absence, Peng Shuai, the second-ranked Chinese woman, reached the semis, by far her best career result. (Peng withdrew, injured, from her semifinal match.)Even on a tour led by No. 1 Serena Williams, who is five months older than Li, Li stood out for her ability to keep improving. She took two years off from pro tennis starting in 2002, a period during which she began studies toward a journalism degree she earned in 2009. Li cracked the top 100 at age 22, the top 20 at age 24, the top 10 just before her 28th birthday and the top five at age 29.Although Li struggled with knee problems during her last years on tour, she also kept improving, fine-tuning her serve and net game while working with coach Carlos Rodriguez. Her ranking showed it: Li played nearly all of her last nine months as an active player at a career-high ranking, first reaching No. 3 last fall, then the No. 2 ranking early this year, after winning the Australian Open.At that Australian Open, Li — sometimes inconsistent during her career — reached total dominance. She won four sets by the most dominant possible score of 6-0, including two against Top 25 opponents in the fourth round and the final. Williams, a winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, won four bagel sets at the same major tournament just twice in her career. Among the stars Li bageled at Grand Slams were two Grand Slam champions and four other major finalists.Although she never reached the No. 1 ranking, Li’s bagel rate establishes just how good she was when she was dominant: really, really good. She averaged 18 bagel sets won for every 100 Grand Slam matches played, just behind Williams’s rate. Li is ahead of four of the eight other two-time Grand Slam winners over the past decade in bagels sets won per Grand Slam match. read more

Mens Basketball Kam Williams came through for Ohio State nearing end of

Ohio State redshirt senior guard Kam Williams (15) celebrates after making a 3-pointer in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThere was just 1:54 remaining in the game when South Dakota State forward Reed Tellinghuisen knocked in his second free throw to tie his team’s first-round game in the NCAA Tournament against Ohio State at 70.Had the Buckeyes crumbled in that next 1:54, redshirt senior guard Kam Williams’ five-year career at Ohio State could have ended abruptly — not with a bang, but with a whimper.But Williams, always the most energetic player on the court for Ohio State, was not going to allow his team to exit the NCAA Tournament with a whimper. Just 18 seconds later, Williams heaved up a 3-pointer, was fouled and drilled the shot.After making the free throw — and three more after being fouled on another 3-point attempt — Williams gave his team the lead and set them up with a Saturday date against Gonzaga in the Round of 32.For someone who has never really shined for an extended period of time at Ohio State, Williams had a memorable performance to keep his team’s title hopes alive. He has always shown glimpses of becoming a potentially dynamic player, but just has never broken out. Williams scored more than 20 points in a game at least once in each of the past four years. Overall, he has achieved the feat six times. There have been times when he appears unstoppable from beyond the arc.However, for as often as he appeared flawless from 3, Williams also would attempt low-percentage shots that halted his team’s momentum or just quickly gave the ball back to the opposition.He also has had discipline issues. Before the team began its game against Illinois on Feb. 4, it announced Williams would be suspended indefinitely. He missed games against Illinois, Purdue and Iowa while head coach Chris Holtmann said he was finishing up work on a project.When he returned, he had to fight for the starting spot from sophomore forward Andre Wesson until he finally reclaimed it with a 13-point performance against Rutgers on Feb. 20 in his final home game as a Buckeye.The once-four-star prospect who came to Ohio State as the No. 72 prospect in the 2013 class would at times excite fans, but would frustrate them at other times.His final season has had a different feeling to it though. In past seasons, he has seemingly been a loose cannon that could function properly or backfire. There was no telling what to expect from Williams in a given night. In his final season, Williams has seemed more controlled. It seems that a player who has always been a wild card finally found his niche. His role was no longer someone who needed to carry the team on certain nights and try to knock down a shot every time he had his hands on the ball. Instead, he fit the role of a player who was free to find space when a player like redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop was double-covered and knock down an open 3 and play consistent defense. The overall numbers aren’t his best. His 8.2 points and 0.7 assists per game averages would both be the third best of his career and the two rebounds per game are 0.1 shy of last season’s average. His shot selectivity has shown improvement, however, with his 48.6 percent and 44 percent field goal and 3-point success rates both representing career-high marks. Though he does not try to be the backbone of the team anymore, there are still times he still can provide the Buckeyes with momentum.During the middle of the first half, Williams stole an attempted cross-court pass from junior center Mike Daum and took it up the court before eventually knocking down a 3. Forty-four seconds later, he raced from the corner to get under the basket and extend his team’s lead to 26-18. He later had his seven-point streak late in the second half to give the Buckeyes the lead and ice the win.Williams has steadily improved in his final season in scarlet and gray, even if the numbers don’t directly show it. He has battled through a lot, including the suspension, to get to the point where he set the Buckeyes up for another game in the NCAA Tournament.His time as a Buckeye is drawing to an end. As long as he can help it, the team will continue to play on and ensure his final season ends with a bang. There’s no telling what will happen when fifth-seeded Ohio State faces No. 4 Gonzaga, a team that beat the Buckeyes 86-59 earlier in the season. It could be the final game for Williams. So too could have been Thursday’s game against South Dakota State.But thanks to his late-game heroics against South Dakota State, he has bought himself at least 40 more minutes. read more

Mikogo logiciel de partage décran en direct

first_imgMikogo, logiciel de partage d’écran en directGrâce au logiciel Mikogo, jusqu’à 25 personnes peuvent, sur le net, voir un même écran : utile sous Windows pour apprendre à faire un réglage, par exemple !Mikogo permet de réaliser des conférences, des démonstrations, des réunions et des séminaires en ligne, mais peut également servir pour l´assistance technique en informatique ou pour des travaux de groupe. Concrètement, une fenêtre affiche sur les écrans des auditeurs l’écran des autres, avec toutes leurs fenêtres et souris.  À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Payant pour les entreprises, il est par contre entièrement gratuit pour les utilisations non commerciales ! Créé en 2007 par l’éditeur allemand BeamYourScreen, il serait, selon les données de celui-ci, utilisé par plus d’un million de personnes, dans plus de 180 pays. l’éditeur le vante comme très rapide d’installation et facile à utiliser. Crypté en 256 Bit AES, il serait également plutôt sécurisé.Une version professionnelle est également disponible pendant 14 jours. Il serait toutefois intéressant de le comparer à des initiatives libres, comme VNC, peut-être moins ergonomiques.Le 27 avril 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Kodak met en vente 1100 brevets

first_imgKodak met en vente 1.100 brevetsEn redressement judiciaire depuis le mois de janvier, la firme spécialisée dans la photographie doit se résoudre à vendre de nombreux brevets afin de rétablir sa situation financière.Kodak se rapproche de plus en plus de la fin. Placée en redressement judiciaire depuis le mois de janvier dernier, la société ne s’en sort pas. Et pour cause, elle n’a pas réussi à réorganiser son activité malgré le prêt de 950 millions de dollars sur 18 mois contracté auprès de Citigroup. Kodak doit maintenant trouver d’autres ressources financières et a donc décidé de vendre 1.100 de ses brevets, explique le site Internet Clubic.Ces brevets concernent “la photo numérique, la capture, la manipulation et le partage d’images numériques”, a stipulé le communiqué du groupe. Ils devraient être divisés en deux lots pour la vente et il semblerait qu’une vingtaine de candidats soient intéressés. Leurs noms n’ont pas été divulgués “pour permettre de nous présenter leur meilleur offre sans crainte de montrer leurs cartes à leurs concurrents”, précise Kodak. Les enchères débuteront au mois d’août.Le 13 juin 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Escondido Fire Department launches annual firework collection campaign

first_img June 18, 2018 ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – The Escondido Fire Department is launching its annual fireworks collection campaign this Monday, June 18, 2018. Escondido residents can turn in their fireworks, no questions asked, from 9 am on Friday, June 18 until 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 9 at any Escondido Fire Station. KUSI’s Dan Plante was live ‘Fire Station One’ in Escondido with the details. Dan Plante, Dan Plante 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 SettingsThe purpose of the Fireworks Collection Campaign is to reduce the number of fires and injuries caused by illegal fireworks. The Escondido Fire Department reminds residents that all consumer fireworks are illegal in the City of Escondido and throughout San Diego County. That includes sparklers, firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets and even poppers.“Fireworks are extremely dangerous and their use can easily cause serious injuries and start fires.” said Escondido Fire Chief, Rick Vogt. “Considering the dry brush in and around Escondido, anyone thinking about buying and using illegal fireworks needs to understand the consequences. Persons negligently causing a fire to start can be held criminally and financially responsible.”In addition to property damage, fireworks can also cause serious injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), thousands of people, including children and teens, are injured every year while using consumer fireworks. Even something as “harmless” as a sparkler, which burns at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, can cause critical injuries and pose a serious fire hazard. Additionally, the NFPA states that nationally two out of five fires reported on Independence Day are started by fireworks.Residents are encouraged to enjoy the FREE professional fireworks show that will be held in Grape Day Park. The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 and the fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. This community event features live music, food vendors, and activities. To learn more about the City’s Independence Day festival and fireworks show, click here.For more information, Escondido residents are encouraged to call the Escondido Fire Department at (760) 839-5400. Residents of other cities are encouraged to contact their own local Fire Departments for more information about fireworks in their jurisdictions.center_img Posted: June 18, 2018 Escondido Fire Department launches annual firework collection campaign Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

President Trumps star on Hollywood Walk of Fame destroyed

first_img(WSVN) – Authorities are investigating after someone destroyed President Donald Trump’s star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.According to the Hollywood Reporter, witnesses say a man walked up with a guitar case, pulled out a pickaxe and demolished the star.The star has been vandalized numerous times. However, this is the second time it has been completely destroyed.At this point, it is unknown if police have anyone in custody.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Lyda Ann Thomas Former Galveston Mayor Dies At 80

first_imgPublic domainGalveston, TX, October 6, 2008 — FEMA Branch Director Gerry Stolar meets with Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas concerning the island’s recovery following Hurricane Ike. The storm caused severe wind and flood damage all along the southeast Texas coast when it made landfall on September 13th, 2008Lyda Ann Thomas, the former Galveston mayor who became nationally known for her calm leadership during hurricanes Rita and Ike, has died.A child of one the city’s founding families, Thomas was known for her civic service.She served as a chairman and member of the Galveston Park Board of Trustees from 1993 to 1996.Thomas was elected to the Galveston City Council in 1998, and was elected mayor in 2004.She became known as the “Hurricane Mayor” after shepherding the city through the threat of Hurricane Rita and the devastation of Hurricane Ike. Mayor Thomas’ leadership during the hurricane was so widely acclaimed that the National Council of Readiness and Preparedness (NCORP) came to Galveston to learn from her and to recognize the city’s leadership.Thomas’ death was confirmed by her family.She was 80. Sharelast_img read more

ExPresidents Start Relief Fund To Help Hurricane Victims

first_img Share APAll 5 living ex presidents.All five living former U.S. presidents have issued a joint “One America Appeal” for donations to support the staggering recovery needs from Hurricane Harvey. Now that Hurricane Irma has damaged Puerto Rico and is closing in on Florida, the presidents are expanding the appeal to help its victims as well.The appeal launched with a public service announcement focused on “Our Friends in Texas” during the NFL season opener, but a second PSA addressing both hurricanes is launching this weekend, and a website for tax-deductible donations related to both storms is now live at special restricted account has been established through the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation to collect and quickly distribute donations to ensure 100 cents out of every dollar goes to assist hurricane victims. The Carter Center says Harvey has displaced more than one million people and caused an estimated $180 billion in damage over its 300-mile path of destruction.Some forecasters have predicted that Irma’s economic toll could be even greater.last_img read more

Restaurants and Delivery Platforms Actually Can Prosper Happily Ever After

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. At first blush, the growth of the food delivery industry would seem like the best thing that ever happened to restaurants. The problem is, that would assume that every meal being delivered to a home or business is piping hot out of the oven and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.Fact is such businesses, or delivery platforms, can be inconsistent, based on the level of professionalism exhibited by their employees and their own business objectives. However, restaurants need them in order to grow their own business, or in some cases simply to maintain market share.The prepared food delivery industry is in a period similar to where ecommerce was in the mid-2000’s. Technology was rapidly increasing shopper convenience, and brands were (or should have been) scrambling to figure it out. In addition to other things, that period led to the demise of numerous brands, the creation of a whole new ecommerce world of brands, and the continuing decline of sales in shopping malls. With restaurant delivery, this is happening more rapidly, since we have experience now with such a transition.So, how can restaurants capitalize on the benefits associated with increased revenues, while minimizing the risk to their all-important brand? And how about the platforms, which need satisfied restaurant partners to grow their own businesses? Neither a local restaurant nor a national chain can survive paying 30 percent per order to a delivery firm. For a restaurant getting into delivery, these are the top four items to focus on:Related: Food Delivery Guy Goes Beyond, Getting Rid of a Spider for a Panicked Customer1. Research the optionsLarger cities have the options of GrubHub, Doordash, Uber Eats and Postmates, while Amazon Restaurants also continues to grab market share. The differences between them are not overt, but options include delivery fees, network size, customer service, and whether they’ll provide any training or hardware like a kiosk or tablet to take orders. For more rural cities, options are more limited, but a few Google searches will show you the way. For example, when launching delivery in rural Midwest cities, I found the MyTown2Go network to be a decent partner.Related: Here’s a 6-Figure Service Business You Can Start for Under $1002. Negotiate properlyRestaurants can’t pay 30 percent. It just doesn’t work. To combat this, they should make sure delivery partners know they have other options, and a solid goal would be to work them down 18- 23%. This still hurts the bottom line, but if the delivery partner exposes the restaurant to a new audience, and if they have the right menu items in place, it can be worth it.Pro Tip: What I mean by “exposes the restaurant to a new audience” is the restaurant should consider this in the broader scope. There are immediate sales to this “new audience” but restaurants should also consider the brand awareness they’re getting in terms of exposure to a new audience.Related: 8 Ways Customer Service Affects Your Business’s Bottom Line3. Craft a delivery menu.Let’s assume the restaurant chose the right partner, and has negotiated to an 18-23% fee structure. Now they need to craft a delivery-only menu – only seen by people ordering through the delivery partner – that makes sense in terms of profit margins, and in terms of delivery execution (travel, presentation, freshness, etc.). This may involve slight changes or additions to the kitchen and prep processes, but if done well, it’s worth it.Pro Tip: Increase prices on this new delivery menu by 10 percent to cover the margins lost to the delivery tech partners.Related: Is Food Delivery The New Success Mantra For Franchisors?4. Track resultsIt’s easy to see an increase in top-line delivery revenue, but that alone doesn’t mean the initiative is successful. Restaurants must keep an eye on monthly delivery sales as they relate to profit margins in general. I recommend having tactics in place to track “first time customers” as well. In addition to those things, restaurants need to closely manage online reviews and feedback. People don’t often leave reviews directly on restaurants’ review sites when they order delivery, so be sure to tap into any and all feedback through the delivery platforms themselves – it is imperative to know how customers feel about new offerings and delivered food.Related: Tracking These 6 Metrics Could Boost Your SalesRestaurants aren’t the only ones that benefit from these partnerships. So, too, do the delivery platforms, especially those like GrubHub, Uber Eats, Doordash and Postmates, which control more than 90 percent of the U.S. delivery market. With a projected annual growth rate for the industry of 10-12 percent through 2022, it is tempting for these companies to primarily focus efforts on building sales teams. If they really want to live in harmony with restaurants, they should find ways to drop fees under 30 percent, although I realize that model may not work. Here are a few things that will work in the short and long term, things I believe will ensure everybody wins.Menu and packaging consulting.  After analyzing years of deliveries, complaints and order volume, the successful tech platforms should be able to offer menu and packaging consultation as part of the client onboarding process. Deep-pocketed Uber Eats claims to have done this recently in Chicago, where it found people were searching for suddenly popular Hawaiian poke but not finding many options. They reportedly reached out to neighborhood sushi spots, which would already have some of the same ingredients, and asked them to try making the dish for the app.Once an onboarding specialist has familiarized themselves with a new clients’ menu, he or she should help the restaurant focus on three areas:Help build the menus.They should help restaurants select the items to be included on the delivery menu based on functionality and demand. Sure, this guidance will be based in part on historical platform sales. But more importantly, this should be based on expertise with the delivery process – customer experience. Restaurants can apply their common sense to determine which dishes transport best, and what tweaks might make a dish arrive in better condidtion.Related: Just Order a Pizza If America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Worries You — Domino’s Is on ItProvide pricing guidance.Delivery partners know they’re cutting into margins, so combat that by ensuring the restaurants are selling in-demand items and subtly marking up prices accordingly, all driven by the plethora of data they’re collecting.  Delivery logistical best practices.Restaurants that are new to delivery need training on packaging to ensure their food travels well. For example, IHOP recently patented new packaging made specifically to help their pancakes travel. I have talked to IHOP operators about this, and it’s not a perfect solve. That said, we know there will be potholes in this evolution (pun intended), and we know drivers will get caught in traffic on occasion – help them plan for this as best they can.Tracking, auditing and customer service.A big part of running a restaurant is fielding complaints, learning from them and doing better in the future. Tech delivery partners should provide the tools to help restaurants avoid issues, the ability to hear the complaints, and also be able to sufficiently address them and recover the guest for the future. To end that, here are some additional ideas.Tracking: A few platforms do provide “real-time tracking”, at least in their sales pitch to restaurants. We can’t, however, expect a restaurant operator in the middle of a busy lunch to manage this. This is something tech platforms are currently working on, which will be extremely important if they want to “get it right”.Customer service: There is no silver bullet here yet, either. A server or manager in a restaurant learns what to do to “make it right” through experience. Can tech platforms figure that out on their behalf? Should they?Amazon Restaurants has an interesting value proposition here by having their army of customer service reps available to field complaints. This is still pretty generic in nature, though. It will take more time and more of a consultative relationship, but it’s worth the effort to get it right.While the ideal relationship between all parties may still be in the oven, there is every reason to believe that with a little help, what emerges here is something we can all enjoy. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. August 22, 2018 8 min read Register Now »last_img read more